The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 17, 1967 · Page 12
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CUar Pleturti - M«r» N«wi - lorfl«it Circulation BY RUSS WALLER NATIONAL UNCERTAINTY . . . ARE WE RIGHT ... OR WRONG ? There is a growing common concern and an increasing national uncertainty about the direction that American domestic and foreign policies have taken. The questioning has been increasingly evident in the past few weeks, from all directions and from men and women of all political affiliations. It is not a question of party against party; it is a question of ideas and direction. Each major party has divided opinions but those questioning our present course are on the increase. * * * Congressional leaders, military leaders (usually on the retired side), religious leaders and columnists now openly express doubt that our nation is headed in the right direction. There is a growing reluctance on the part of the public- and Congress - to underwrite the multiplicity of military and social programs at home and abroad, many of which seem like a bottomless pit. As one program after another fails, new ones are presented, but seldom are the old ones eliminated. We simply compound the mistakes, all of which contribute to an estimated Federal deficit expected to be $29 billion this year alone. Perhaps the administration, elective and appointive, has its priorities wrong, as has been suggested. Perhaps LBJ badly needs to replace some of his present advisers, who doggedly stick to programs and policies that are quite evidently failures and costly ones, too. Perhaps men like Secretary of State Dean Rusk are mesmerized by their own voice, and have minds that are now closed by their own old arguments and predictions, even though they have been proyed wrong time after time. Rusk is the same man who some years back while Undersecretary for Far Eastern Affairs told the administration the Chinese would not enter the Korean war, which at the moment we had won. His wrong prediction resulted in many more months of conflict and untold cost and casualty. Now he is our Secretary of State which might be compared to the quarterback on a football team. A few new faces would not be wed to the same old ideas, or possessed with the same old prejudices and sense of power. * * * In the matter of Vietnam, our army leaders have only one solution — more men. Our navy leaders likewise think in terms of bringing a battleship out of mothballs .... this is two years after our decisive commitment on massive retaliation. Yet we have evidently failed in the most basic necessity - getting the support of the Vietnamese people themselves. If we had that, no "pacification" teams would be necessary, no battles and raids hundreds of miles south of the North Vietnamese border would be fought. We are looked upon as intruders, yet our leadership seems to ignore this basic fact. We are made to look like a new imperial power by the 'very policies we pursue. * * * On the domestic front we have a multitude of most serious problems facing us, and reckless adoption of a host of schemes and handouts has not solved them. There is a growing suspicion, and a well-founded one, that the segment willing to do old- fashioned work and pay old- fashioned taxes is footing the bill for a growing group of public leeches, some in government and others the recipients of various "aid" programs. Our priority, it would seem, would be to get our own house in order rather than take on the role of world supervisor. We have major problems in a host of fields to solve at home; perhaps they are more important than "going to the ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Alfjruia. Io\va f505111. Nov. 1, Ifi32. under Art of Congress of Mnrrh 3. Ift7f» AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1967 Two Sections — 20 Pages VOL 101 - NO. 63 Perfect Weather For Fair Opening St. Ann Fund Drive To Start In Area Aug. 23 Plans for a campaign to raise funds to modernize and improve St. Ann hospital facilities here were announced today. The campaign coincides with the transfer of the hospital from the Sisters of Mercy, who have operated it for the past 17 years, to the Sisters of St. Benedict, who will begin administration of the hospital Sept. 1. The appeal for funds will encompass the areas of Kossuth county served by St. Ann. Heading the corps of volunteer workers which will be organized in the next few weeks will be a seven-man campaign cabinet. Members of the cabinet are: Joseph Bradley, Sr., Mayor Wm. J. Finn, Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, Harry L. Greenberg, Rev. Frank B. Harcey, L. E. Linnan and William F. Steele. Serving in the general organization are Harry L. Greenberg, general chairman;Richard M. Thoreson, associate chairman; John D. Cash, treasurer; and Chester R. Schoby, auditor. There will be eight categories in the fund campaign: Major Gifts — Earl C. Lierley, chairman; Doctor's Organization — Joseph M. Rooney, M.D., chairman; General Prospects — Ted R. Chrischilles and Paul M. Seeley, co-chairmen; Hospital Employees - Robert E. Devine, chairman; St. Joe Area-Clarence K. Bormann and Frank Reding, co-chairmen; Whittemore and Bancroft areas—chair men to be announced. There will be a staggered schedule of solicitation beginning with the doctors Aug. 23 and ending with the general prospects Sept. 14. The modernization program for St. Ann will include additional laboratory equipment, additional electric beds, piped- in oxygen, operating room and emergency room lights, operating room table, possible blooc bank, dental equipment, relocation of x-ray laboratory, intercom system in patients' rooms, stand-by power and air conditioning, kitchen equipment and hoi food service, parking lot and roadway repair, new incinerator, and redecoration as needed following installation of equipment. Although estimates for all features of the program have not been received, $150,000 to $200,000 will be required to complete it. When it became apparent the Sisters of Mercy could no longer continue to operate St. Ann because of a shortage of nuns to staff it, they offered to make the hospital available to any organization, governmental or private, who would continue to operate it and serve the health needs of the citizens of this area. Studies were undertaken and contacts made and it was determined that it would not be feasible to operate the hospital as a county or city institution. Thereafter a number of religious groups, both Protestant and Catholic, were contacted and the Benedictine Sisters was the only one in a, position to staff and operate the hospital. There will be four nuns on the staff, each a registered nurse trained in hospital management. The capital investment in St. Ann is more than $800,000. Approximately $165,000 of this was provided by generous donors 17 years ago when construction of the hospital began. The Sisters of Mercy provided the balance, substantially morethan$600,000. Activities during the first day of the Kossuth County Fair Tuesday were numerous and varied The three photos above are merely a sampling of what went on. At the left, Mary Clark, 14, and John Clark, 11, Swea City, wait patiently with their Brown Swiss cattle outside the judging ring Tuesday morning. Incidentally, the cattle are Susie, left, and Betsy, right. In the center, Butch Householder, Algona, who copped the trophy dash and a heat race during stock car events Tuesday night, happily accepts his trophy from Miss Kossuth-Winnebago, Gretchen DeBoer, Ledyard; left, back to camera, and Miss Iowa, Markie Anderson, right, while announcer Phil Diamond snows ins approval 01 tne entire proceedings in the background. At the right, a group of 4-H club members from around the county got their baby beeves ready for viewing by visitors at the Fair. Baby beeves were judged Wednesday morning and ttie big annual tractor pulling contest was held last night (Wednesday). Today's (Thursday) program Included more judging in the morning, followed by an appearance of the Shrine White Horse Patrol at 2 p. m. and 8 p. m., with the big free barbecue at 6 p. m. Friday, windup day, the sale of baby beef, sheep and swine will be held in the morning, beginning at 8 a. m., with the Kossutli County Fair Championship stock car race, featuring a guaranteed $1,000 purse, slated at 8:30 p. m. (UDM Newsfotos by Don Smith) Translator TV Break-In At Tavern Here Nets $300 Application Is And Whiskey; Second Attempt Fails 3 More Budgets Okayed, New Deputy For Assessor moon/ * * * Many of our national leaders most sincerely think that our Three county budget hearings were held Monday at the county courthouse. The first, held at 8 a. m., involved the county budget, presented by the county board of supervisors, with Marc Moore, county auditor, presiding. The hearing was attended by about ten people. Total millage rate levy will remain about the same as this year, with increase in the budget expected to be absorbed by changes in property assessments. Total budget was reduced by $15,000, and total to be raised by taxation was reduced from $1,297,050 to $1,282,050. Reduction was made possible by a lesser asking for the Soldiers Relief Fund, Proposed expenditures in the general fund for 1967-68 total $350,000 as compared with $239,635 expended in 1966-67. Mr. Moore explained that the increase is due to an increase in IPERS fund, needed roof repair on the county courthouse, permanent repair on the county home, ambulance contribution, Civil Defense appropriation, and proposed air conditioning of the courthouse, pending decision as to whether district court will operate on a year-round basis, rather than in several separate terms. In answer to a question from the floor, H. M. Smith, county engineer, explained that the $17,000 proposed expenditure for road clearing includes weed eradication along the roads in the county, The budget of ADC was discussed. It was explained by Mr, Moore that the program is administered through state funds, with salaries of the office staff paid by the state. Proposed ex- present leadership needs to take a new look at its direction, and to acquire some fresh new faces and sound thinking within the administration. Failure to do so could indeed by disastrous. penditures total $106,000, with the county share to be $36,841.40. Proposed expenditures for the blind total $6,118, with the county's share to be $2,615. At 2:30 p. m., the county conference board met to discuss the budget of the county assessor, Leo Immerfall, which was approved as published. Amount necessary to be raised by taxation is $52,791, equaling the amount proposed for expenditures in 1968. It was announced at the meeting that Larry Hudson, Algona, assumed duties as of Aug. 15 as office assistant, to help in the work load in the assessor's office. Mr. Hudson served as a deputy in the office of Ralph Lindhorst, county sheriff, and more recently has served as a parole officer, working for the state. Meeting at 8 p. m. was the county board of education, with several observers present. The budget estimate was approved as published. To be raised by taxation is $34,415, with proposed expenditures for 1968 estimated at $87,922. Raised by taxation in 1967 was a total of $28,333. Expenditures for 1965 totaled $27,549 and for 1966 were $49,362. Cash balance by funds on Jan. 1, 1967 was $28,443, with an unencumbered estimated balance to reduce levy as of Jan. 1, 1968, of $4,000. Estimated income other than by taxation in 1968 is $49,507. Millage rate in 1968 will be an estimated ,47, as compared with .36 in 1967. The county will be reimbursed in full by the federal government for an estimated expenditure of $35,511, under Title I, and from a co-operative of separate districts of the county of an estimated $49,207 from state aid for special education. A deletion of $2,000 was possible since that amount had been spent for a survey of vocational. Being Filed It was announced today by Lloyd D. Loers, station manager, KGLO-TV, Mason City, that an application for a new television translator station to serve Algona and the surrounding rural area was tendered for filing with the Federal Communications Commission Aug. 11. The projected station would operate on output channel number 71 with power output of 100 watts and would rebroadcast the programs of Station KGLO-TV, Channel 3, Mason City. The proposed transmitter antenna site will be in Irvington township east of Algona on a county road 1.25 miles east of Route 169. Lease agreement for the antenna site was completed July 18 by Lee Enterprises, Inc., licensee of KGLO-TV. KGLO- TV plans to begin construction as soon as possible after license has been granted by the Federal Communications Commission. More Tires Are Punctured, Windows Broken Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated four reported cases of vandalism during the weekend, received still another report of malicious activities Tuesday noon after someone read the account of the other acts in the Tuesday edition of the Upper Des Moines. Another farmer reported three tires had been punctured with a sharp instrument and that seven windows had been broken on a farm in the same neighborhood as a place which reported punctured tires earlier. The sheriffs office was investigating the latest report this week. Tractor And Car Smashed Near Bancroft A car was demolished and a tractor badly damaged in a mishap a mile south of Bancroft on highway 169 at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Injured slightly in the mishap were Bridget Quinn, 18, driver of the car, neck injury, and David P, Steinblock, 17, driver of the tractor, cut on the hand, both from Bancroft. Both vehicles were headed south and as the auto attempted to pass the tractor, the latter vehicle began a left turn, resulting in a serious collision. Deputy.Sheriff Eppo Bulten investigated. 3 Hurt When Car Goes Out Of Control Three persons sustained minor injuries in a one-car mishap near the State Park here at 3:30 p.m. Monday. All were treated by a local doctor and released. Driver of the vehicle, Minnie M. Jensen, 74, Algona, sustained an abrasion on her right wrist; Rose Loper, 69, Algona, bruises; and Ted McClintic, 11, Lombard, ni., facial abrasions and lacerations on both knees. The auto was headed south and turned off the blacktop on to a gravel portion of the county road. The driver lost control, the vehicle went from side to side and came to rest on the east side of the road, resting on its right side. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500 by Patrolman Tom Cogdall who investigated and charged the driver with failing to have control. Two More File For School Board Posts Two well-known Algona men, Joe E. Lynch, attorney, and Phil Diamond, businessman, filed petitions and will seek election to the Algona Community School District board of education next month. They joined the incumbents, Mrs. Ruth Bay, Algona, and Bob Black, Irvington township, in the race for two posts on the board this week. School board election will be held Monday, Sept. 11, and the two positions to be filled are three- year terms. Other present members of the board are Russ Medin, Whittemore, and Jack Limbaugh and John Claude, Algona, Their terms do not end at this time. An election will be held at the same time and place as the regular school election in September in the Swea City Community School District, Sentral Community School District, Greenwood township School District, and Bancroft Independent School District to fill the position as director on the county board of education from area #2 of the county. Nomination papers must be filed with county Supt. A.M. Quintard at least 20 days prior to the election. LuVerne School Set To Open August 28 The office of the LuVerne Community School will be open Monday through Friday, Aug. 2126, from 9 to 12, and 1 to 3 for the payment of school fees, including entry fees and school lunch. Insurance fees will be collected after the opening of school at which time an enrollment envelope will be given each child. The kindergarten will not meet as a group Tuesday and Wednesday, but each one will come in a scheduled time with their mother for a meeting with the kindergarten teacher. Letters are being sent out to the parents of all kindergarten children which will give the time to bring your child in to school. There will be a meeting oj the faculty Aug. 25. Monday, Aug. 28, busses will pick up the children at the usual time and dismissal will be so that the children may be home in time for lunch. Tuesday, Aug. 29, there will be a full day of classes and lunch will be served that day. Barring last minute preparations, the school buildings are now ready for school to begin. Seven Drivers Are Fined In Mayor's Court Seven persons paid fines and costs in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of traffic violations. George M. Graham, Burt, was fined $25 for reckless driving; Robert H. Trenary, Humboldt, $15, failing to display registration plates; Harlan E. Wittkopf, Algona, $10, careless driving; David E. Agena, Algona, $10, no valid operator's license; Linda L. Pfeffer, Wesley, and Roger B. Hansen, Fenton, $5, stop sign; and Alan J. Menke, Bancroft, $5. Cattle Berl Priebe, well-known Algona farmer, was a judge of the beef cattle division at the All- Iowa Fair at Cedar Rapids Monday and Tuesday. He and Mrs. Priebe returned last week from the Angus Futurity and Conference at Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Priebe is president of the American Angus Auxiliary. A break-in at an Algona tavern netted an estimated $300 in cash and checks, a quantity of liquor and a carton of cigarettes sometime during the wee hours Monday night, while another attempted break-in failed. City police and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst were called to the Colony Inn on East State street early Tuesday after an employee, Mrs. Olga Adams, discovered the theft. Meanwhile, about noon the same day, operators of Algona Bowling Lanes located in the northeast area of the city, discovered that three doors leading into the building had been jimmied without success - and as a result would-be thieves were thwarted. Entrance to the tavern was gained through a window on the east side of the building. The window, an estimated five feet off the ground, was broken out and slivers of glass carefully removed after the screen over the window was torn out. Someone then crawled through the small window, probably getting a boost from an accomplice. The alley adjoining the building runs between the tavern and Jack's O.K. Tire Service. It is rather dark in the alley and a number of used tires are stored there. Broken glass was found lying on one of the tires. Once inside, the thief went to a cupboard under the cash register, opened it and took out a money bag, containing currency, change and the checks. When the money was removed from the bag, three checks and a small amount of change dropped on the floor where it was found. Also taJcen was three fifths of whiskey and a half-gallon vodka. Most of the currency taken was $1 and $10 bills. Investigation of the theft is being continued, according to Police Chief Al Boekelman. Meeting Of L-Rock Co-Op Is Aug. 22 The annual meeting of the Lone Rock Co-op Exchange will be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 22 in the Lone Rock school gym. Purpose of the meeting - review of past year's operations, planning for the future, election of directors, and any or all other business that may arise. There will be drawings for prizes. Entertainment will be furnished by Walter A. Simonsen of Sioux Rapids. His specialty is making the piano talk. Lunch will be served by the ladies of the Legion Auxiliary, Delmar Fischer is president and Ralph Bierstedt is sec'y. of thegrganization. Attendance First Day Is Down Slightly Under sunny skies and perfect "Fair Weather" conditions, the Kossuth County Fair opened officially Tuesday with a total gate tally of 3,940 in attendance. This was a decrease of 360 in admissions on opening day last year. The grandstand held a total of 1,500, with 1,229 adults and 260 youth, attending stock car races. Although the races did not start until 8:30 p. m., some persons were already in the stands by 7 p. m. In judging of horses at 1 p. m. Monday, entry day at the Fair, first place winners included: suckling colt, pleasure horse, Alan. Fett, Algona; suckling colt, pony Shetland, Chuck Bell, Algona; suckling colt, pony, Kim Martinek, Wesley; yearling colt, pony Shetland, James McEnroe, Algona; mare with colt in halter, pleasure horse, Eppo Bulten, Algona; mare with colt in halter, pony, Chuck Bell, Algona; western pleasure horse, Tim Ley, LaJcota; and western pleasure pony, Tim Ley. Judging at 8 a. m. Tuesday included both purebred swine and dairy cattle. In swine judging, Peter Erpelding showed the grand champion Poland China boar and sow; Neal O'Brien, Algona, grand champion Duroc Jersey boar and sow; Harvey Work, Jr., Swea City, grand champion Chester White sow; (no boar was chosen); Joseph Skow, Wesley, grand champion Hampshire boar and sow; and Duane Boehm, Lakota, grand champion Berkshire boar and Daryl Boehm, Lakota, grand champion Berkshire sow. In dairy cattle, Rodney Jansen, Lakota, showed the grand champion Holstein female; Loren Brandt, Swea City, grand champion Guernsey female; Larry Franzen, Tltonka, grand champion Brown Swiss female; Matthew Clark, Algona, grand champion Jersey bull and female ; Arthur L. Banwart, Ottosen, grand champion milking shorthorn female; and Donna Berninghaus, West Bend, grand champion Ayrshire female. J. Schwietert Funeral Held At Burt Church BURT - John Schwietert, 65, died Monday at 7 a.m. at Mercy Hospital, Mason City, following a long illness. Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Burt Methodist Church with Rev. Merlin C. Davies officiating. Burial was at Burt Township cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Schwietert was born Oct. 27, 1901 to William and Sarah Ames Schwietert on a farm east of Burt. He received his education in the Burt school and never married. He farmed all his life until a fatal illness overtook him about one year ago. He is survived by one brother, Dillman, Burt; four sisters, Mrs. Lorena Roark and Helen Schwietert, both of Burt; Mrs. Melvin (Clara) Hunt, Dolliver, and Myrtle Schwietert, Des Moines, and three nieces and two nephews, Tax Dip For Persons Living At Fenton Residents of Fenton will pay $2,797 less in taxes according to proposed expenditures estimated by the town council. The council estimated 1968 ex» penditures at $29,203 of which $15,603 is to be raised by taxation. Last year expenditures totaled $31,500 and $18,400 was raised by taxes.

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