The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1967 · Page 29
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 31, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Moines Thursday, Aug. 31, 106? FAJ, PAGE] «Hfr • I .etDe$lotne$ (FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE) Why Vietnam Policy Should Be Changed LAST WEEK'S expansion of the air war in Vietnam was a step in escalation which we believe was more dangerous as a provocation to China than it was justifiable on even strictly military grounds. The attacks on targets 10 miles from the Chinese border were apparently carried out with great precision by highly experienced pilots, and it is argued that such attacks did not pose a threat to China and were strategically necessary. If the destruction of those highway and railroad bridges was of overriding importance, then perhaps the risk could be justified. But experience shows that bombing alone will not stop the flow of supplies and that the Hanoi government is not likely to be persuaded by such methods to enter into peace negotiations. And while this country may assert that attacks near China are not a threat to that country, who is to say what Peking's attitude will be? Air warfare in North Vietnam has also brought the United States a long distance away from its original goals. The principle of American assistance was described by President Eisenhower in a letter to the South Vietnamese government in October 1954: ". . . developing and maintaining a strong, viable state, capable of resisting attempted subversion or aggression through military means." The same intent was expressed in other ways on many occasions by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. During the 13 years that followed, Americans came to recognize that the conflict was not "conventional" by traditional military standards. The public showed adaptability to the "flexible response" concept which President Kennedy promoted in the military establishment in the early 1960s. It is'true that dissent grew as the war ground on, particularly as the U.S. role changed from advisory to principal combatant in 1965. But even before then, in September 1963, President Kennedy expressed concern that "Americans will get impatient and say, because they don't like events in Southeast Asia or they don't like the government in Saigon, that we should withdraw." Public support of adminis tration policy was even then tempered with frustration over the lack of conclusive results. But frustration has caused a turn of events in quite a different direction than withdrawal. The Tonkin Gulf attacks in August 1964 on U.S. destroyers prompted the first Amorictin air strikes in the north — limited at that point to retaliation against North Vietnamese torpedo boats and support facilities. Six months later, in response to Vietamg attackb on U.S. bases, the: Secretary of Defense announced the initiation of "joint retaliatory attacks" on barracks and staging areas in North Vietnam. Thus the bombing in the north began: with great restraint at first, but' on a scale which this year ascended to include the Hanoi-Haiphong area and now the border near China. U.S. involvement seems no longer based simply upon helping the Saigon government to "resist subversion and aggression." It has grown from limited retaliation above the north - south boundary line (the 17th parallel) into a campaign of increased devastation in North Vietnam. We believe this is a policy which will not shorten the war; which exposes the United States to charges of aggression; and which needlessly raises the threat of confrontation with Communist China. But a pronounced change in that policy—for example a cessation of all bombing above the 19th parallel- might well provide a basis for moving toward some kind of reasonable settlement. Pleas for this kind of approach have come from many directions: in vituperative terms from North Vietnam and its allies, but also from responsible U.S. and foreign critics, and from some South Vietnamese political leaders as well. There is much to be gained and little to be lost by such a change in policy. It should be tried. WHAT MAKES A GOOD SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ? Elmer C. Cost, President of Iowa State Education Association Under Chapter -277 of Iowa law, school board elections will be held on Monday, September 11, this year. Citizens vote for school board members for three year terms except in Des Moines, where it is six years. Iowa school boards have either five or seven members, so from one to three positions are open for election. The terms on any school board overlap so that some experienced members automatically continue. Terms of new members begin the third Monday of September, one week after the election. Candidates are placed on the election ballot by written nomination of at least ten qualified voters. Such nomination papers are available in blank form from any county superintendent or any school board secretary. The completed papers must be submitted 1o the proper school board secretary no sooner than Aug.. 12 or later than noon of Sept. 1. Write-in votes may be cast at the election. In practice, Iowa school districts generally get well qualified people for board members, although most places have a light voter turnout. If the school employees turn out well to vote, they often can elect their own board members. Board members get no pay. Typically, board members spend much time at this duty, have considerable interest and ability as individuals, and at times get abuse from their own public, although that same public may be lucky to have qualified people willing to serve. The following comments are those with which most knowledgeable observers of school boards would probably agree; 1. School board meetings often last too long, partly because board members get too Involved in details*. 2. Board members in actual practice are a partnership for good education along with the faculty, parents, and pupils. 3. Both the pupil who must be educated and the taxpayer who must pay for it need consideration. 4. School boards must be responsive to community desires and needs, but also need to provide educational leadership. 5. Board must consider their faculties as parts of a team rather than as subordinates to be ordered about. Teacher militancy is not necessarily a threat to boards; it can be a help in sharpening issues and needs, and in gaining improvements,. 6. Boards need to provide reasonably sufficient personnel to do the work expected and don't expect perfection, but do expect reasonably good performance. 7. Board members should recognize that education has significant differences from a business or industry, both in purpose and in operation. 8. Boards need to maintain close contacts with their state legislators as well as with their local public. 9. Improvements of their knowledge and skills necessitates that board members not only keep open minds but also read materials and attend meetings of an appropriate nature. 10v Good board members do not: a. expect special treatment for their own children in school b. use schools for personal manipulation rather than public good c. fail to stand behind board decisions made after study d. speak for the board outside a meeting on items not agreed on by the board e. contact employees directly rather than work through established channels of communication f. expect to make decisions without some criticism. r 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER IAS^S! AFFILIATE MEMBER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & f NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES | In Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year $ To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year i (No subscriptions less than six months) |: •'•'•••'•••'•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••'•••••••^^^^ 10 MIS AGO IN tM| FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 29, 1957 Telko Stecker, manager and operator of the Clover Farm grocery store in Titonka had sold his business to LuVonne Kuchenreuther of Buffalo Center. Mr. Kuchenreuther was operator of a store in Buffalo Center and also owned a store in Thompson. His plan was to have a manager in Titonka. - o - Richard Hammer, Roger Sinn- well, Roger Thul and George Berte, all of St. Joe, were with the National Guard at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., on maneuvers. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Frankl, Irvington, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Prieskorn, Algona, had returned from a week's vacation at Lake of the Ozarks. - o Helen Peglow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Peglow, Irvington, graduated Aug. 21 from Iowa Lutheran Hospital, School of Nursing. She would be employed at the hospital in surgery until February when she would go to New York City to work and also attend Columbia University where she would obtain her degree in nursing. - o Mr. and Mrs. Ted Vera, Algona, were leaving for Roanoke, Va., where they would attend the 10th annual reunion of World War n members of the 79th Infantry Division. - o Furnaces went back into use in this area as cool weather moved in. Plenty of rain accompanied the lower readings, with a total of 1 1/4 Inches measured at the airport over a two-day period. High temperature reading for the week was 85 degrees and the low 50. Fog accompanied the rainy weather during the week as moisture fell at times during four days. - o - The Quinten Bjustroms, Edmund Larsens, Arrie Dittmers, and Mr. and Mrs. EuClaire Meyer, all of Portland twp., and the Howard Sarchets of Wall Lake, enjoyed a wiener roast at the Dittmer home. - o - Algona won the annual Iowa- Great Lakes golf tournament at Estherville with a score of 813, nosing out Cherokee, which finished at 815. Low shooters for the local team were Dave Everds and Dr. Harold Erickson, each with a 76 total. It was the first team win by the locals in 19 years in the event. - o A reunion of the class of 1947 of LuVerne High School was held with a picnic dinner in the town park. Twelve members of the class and their families present included Mrs. Louie Gilbride (Pat Trunnell), Mrs. Willis Marshall, (Norma Ramus), Algona; Robert Meyer, Don Miller, Jack McClellan and Mrs. Dale Zentner (Marilyn Nielsen), all of Lu- Verne. .. o Announcement of the winners in the big fish contest were announced in this issue. Winners of first prizes included Charles Scott, Burt, 14 Ib. catfish; Russ Rentz, Algona, 1 Ib. 1/2 oz. crappie; Mrs. Gloria Borg,West Bend, 10 Ib. walleye; BobMittag, Lone Rock, 14 oz. bluegill; John Spencer, Algona, 81/2 oz. perch; and Don Frideres, 19 Ib. northern. Bob Mittag was also the grand prize winner of a week's free vacation at White Pine Lodge in Canada. - o Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Richards of Ottosen and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Warrior of Iowa Falls returned from a 5,000 mile trip which took them through Glacier National Park and Grand Coulee Dam on the way to Seattle, Wash, where they visited the Richards' son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Norman, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Wichstrom. - o Robert Metzger, A/B3 and Clarence Metzger, Jr. A.N. in the Navy and stationed at Moffett Field, Calif,, arrived in Fenton to spend a 20-day leave with their parents and sisters, Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Metzger and Connie. - o «• CROSSWORD PUZZLE IAST WEEKS ANSWER "Anyone for another chunk of gravy?" Mrs. Dick Dunphy and Mary Margaret, Mrs. Alvin Lenertz, Mrs. Geo. Lenertz, Mrs. Francis Murphy, Mrs. Vernon Kramer, Florence Altman and Mrs. Alvin Berte, all of Livermore, attended a shower in honor of Ann McGuire in St. Joseph's parish hall, St. Joe. - o - Baptismal rites were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona, for Jerry Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buscher, and William Patrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boudewyns, all of Algona. 20YEMS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 4, 1947 The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Good Hope Methodist church was to be observed. Rev. L. D. Havighurst, district superintendent of the Ft. Dodge district, was to preach the morning services, and Rev. Earl Burgess would speak in the afternoon. Mrs. Carrie Bond of Sioux City, widow of the Rev. 0. M. Bond, who organized the church and was the first minister there, had written that she would attend. - o Kossuth county citizens would go to the polls Sept. 9 to decide whether or not the county should be authorized to construct and equip a new courthouse on the same site as the old one. There had been no organized effort to promote the project, nor had there been any organized opposition to the idea. The greatest point of consideration in the vote was the question of security for the county's records. State fire marshal Inspectors had repeatedly told county officials that the courthouse was not safe. Loss by fire would run into many thousands of dollars for everyone with property in the county. Another factor was that the county had outgrown the present courthouse, and was already renting outside office space for three separate units of county government. - o - Art Mathers of Rodman escaped with minor bruises, while his car was almost totally wrecked when the machine was pinned between a freight car and the Whittemore Elevator. The freight was switching at the time. Mathers had driven into the elevator from the north and in passing through so his trailer Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser How About Gardening? There's one particular hobby that sure has an attraction for us retired folks. That's what strikes me nearly every time I take a stroll through my home town, along Maple Avenue and down the hill to Main Street. I'm almost sure to see Joe and Marge Atherton, my next door neighbors, out planting bulbs, clipping roses, training vines, or digging up weeds. Same story with the Abbot sisters across the street, and with — well, no sense in taking a census of the town. Let's just say that most of us are gardeners, myself and wife included. It's easy to see why. A garden's an achievement that's all yours. Oh yes, 1 know we wouldn't get very far without a big assist from Mother Nature. As the poets say, who else creates the miracle of the seed germinating in the earth, and the buds blossoming under the warm rays of the sun? Yes, but who decides to put rose bushes at that corner of the yard, and a bed of petunias over here? Not Mother Nature. She'd just as soon send a fine crop of ragweed! Is Gardening Worth It? Several of my friends wonder why we stick to it. After all, gardening is also a chore, a matter of getting down on your knees, and digging, cutting, moving, and doing in general whatever the plants — not you — require. Once the plants are grown, there's the problem of keeping them healthy, which calls for, among other things, wrestling with fifty feet of hose every time you water them. When you tramp into the house with aching knees and creaking back, you may well wonder whether it's worth it. You have visions of the whole yard paved over — no more mowing grass under a broiling sun, no more of the Indignities involved in handling fertilizer, no more swatting at flies and mosquitoes on the back of one's neck! But that vision of the ills of gardening disappears when you look out the window at the product of your green thumb. There is a shimmer of color — the red and white of roses, the blue of delphiniums, the bright gold of sunflowers. And there is the perfume drifting in. Ever catch the scent of a lilac bush in full bloom? For And About Teenagers 1 MOTMER. THINKS j AM. YOUNG- 9 c Te HAVE- A BOYFRIEND., THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am 14 years old and my mother thinks I am too young to have a boyfriend. There is one special boy I like and she told me she didn't want me around him, but she didn't tell me why. He is decent and mannerly. I continue to go around with him until she tells me why she doesn't want me to. Do you think I am going about his the wrong way? If so, what can I do about it?" OUR REPLY: You aregoing about it the wrong way. You must not take the attitude that your mother explain everything to your personal satisfaction. Your mother has a reason which she deems sufficient. It may be that you are too young, that the i boy is too old for you — or it may be something else that your mother does not want to explain to you. At any rate, she does not owe you an explanation and you should not feel entitled to one. You should realize that your mother has only one interest in the situation — your best welfare. Also, if you begin now to disobey your parents in small things, you will eventually disobey them In more important things. The prospects of a happy nome life are dim under such circumstances. ACROSS 1. Shred 8. Gait 6. Celerity 10. Stop: naut 12. Near: poetic form 13. Florentine painter 14. Discord 16. Llf elesi 17. Girl's nickname 19. Chinese mile 20. Fuel 23. The devil, In Scotland 36. Around 28. S-ahaped moldings 29. To ask for In advance 81. Skill 82. Transportation system: abbr, 83. Perished 35. Roman date 88. Former president 42. Weird 44. Marsh bird 45. Slow: mus. 46. Group of 8 47. Headland 48. Require DOWN 1. Desire 2. Elbe tributary 8. BlemUh 4. Made flawless 5. Good friend 6. Greedy 7. Sleevelew wrap 8. Trellis for fruit tree* 0. Owns 11. Neatest 15. Building: addition 18. Spectators 20. Archangel 21. City: Scotland 22. Distress signal 24. Kin? of Bashan 25. Cha 27. Overhead. 30. River Islet 34. Dolt 36. Sea eagle 37. Perches 39. Particle 40. Mimicked 41. Snare 43, Goddess of dawn 10 l n '/A V> S 48 31 could be loaded with ground feed, he had to drive out onto the track. Until his car was on the track he could not see the backing freight. The trailer box was also smashed. - o- From Odds and Ends - "The latest census of the rat population at the city dump indicates that the crowd which called for the Pied Piper of Hamlin was only a drop in the bucket .... local marksmen who find sport in sniping at them, say that the rats are more numerous, bigger, and more ferocious than ever before." - o Fire at 2 a. m. destroyed the garage and a car on the farm of Frank Kollasch, Whittemore. The Whittemore fire department was called, and after arriving found that the garage and car were beyond saving, but the barn and henhouse, which were near, were saved. A short circuit in the car was believed to have caused the fire. - o Kay Holding, Jack McMullen, Buford Kickbush and Harold and Carol Reimers, all of Burt, spent the weekend in Okoboji. They had taken tents and camped out. - o Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cherland and Arlet, Mr. and Mrs. Odey Cherland and the Amey Cherland family, Lone Rock, spent an evening at the George Jensen home at Ringsted in observance of the Jensen's silver wedding anniversary. - o The final official attendance at the Kossuth county fair showed an increase of 652 paid gate admissions over 1946. The county fair officials reported a count of 8,550 for 1946 against 9,202 in 1947. - o Among those from Fenton attending the Lee family reunion held at Tama were Mr. and Mrs. Albin Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilberg and Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Halverson, Merle and Barbara, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nelson and Harlan of Depew. - o - Mrs. Leo Kinseth, Bode, was hostess to a party of 24 ladies one afternoon. The afternoon diversion was the relating of interesting highlights of trips and vacations taken by those present. Professional Directory _ JNSURANCE ^ ALGONA INSURANCE''' " AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRISTS Printing $:': UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. Ill East Call - Algona Phone 295-3535 Chiropractor » y«u h«v« « iMnof f pr«bl«n) y«w diicun, ( r «n ebltrvolifn !» Bwk«, y«u IfHtr to fOt AND AIOUT TMNAOIt*. COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN *|ii JHVICI. flANKf OIT, (tY. DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. • Tues. - Wed. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 • 8:30 FqrmMgmrit, CARLSON Firm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVt W- Pe4g« Fb. 318-3111 WAWW!^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. 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