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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 7, 1967
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l-Algona (la.) Upper D«s Molim Thur*doy r S«pt. 7, 1967 WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY ? The problems of the big cities are numerous, and various plans and programs for solving them have been offered — all costly. Then, the question comes up, of whose responsibility it is to finance the plans and programs that are adopted. A recent conference of U.S. mayors (all from metropolitan areas) had a simple solution: have the Federal government foot the bill. Thus we have another new development in the trend to somehow or other have a Federal government appropriate funds for projects that certainly are local problems and should be handled on the local level. There are exceptions, howjever. Mason City came forth with a proposal to renovate a downtown sector with a bond issue. In Minneapolis, a downtown Mall project is being pretty much self-financed. But following the devastation in other cities from riots, the call for Federal funds to clean up the debris and rebuild is loud and clear. Somehow or other we have fallen into the habit of running to Uncle Sam for money for just about everything we want; or in other words all of the people are asked to pay for benefits accruing to a smaller group. A long time ago Thomas Jefferson said "the best government is the least government," We've come a long way since then, and perhaps the admonition no longer applies. However, we can wonder, also, where local responsibility ends in matters such as urban renewal. It is extremely difficult for the federal government to turn down such requests, knowing thousands of votes are involved, while $2 billion a month is also being spent in Vietnam. SMALL COMFORT AT LEAST While we find ourselves plagued in the U.S. with many problems, it may be of some comfort to ponder the fact that everything" is not a bed or roses for our major foes in this world. The Russians, with whom we have played the cold war game for some years, face numerous problems that seem to have forced them to more or less back away from their earlier sword-rattling tactics. Their satellite countries, for example, are no longer falling over and playing dead. They are, in fact, showing surprising signs of independence from Mother Russia, and seem to have developed their own individual brands of communistic government, not all of which follow the Russian line. Tito's Yugoslavia started the movement, and Rumania is the latest one to indicate it has ideas of its own. Then in China, where several years ago the thought of a combined Russian-Chinese power bloc made us all shudder, things aren't at all smooth. The Chinese and Russians are no longer occupying the same communistic bed. And in China the country seems to be split up into divorced groups each with its own ideas as to what brand of communism, if any, should be supreme. And none of the ideas exactly please old partner Russia. In fact border clashes between the two nations are occurring. Time often has a way of disspiating problems, as well as accelerating them. It is unwise to indulge in wishful thinking, but it is some small comfort to know that the internal and border problems of both Russia and China are prevalent and that they may have to devote considerable attention to them in place of stirring trouble elsewhere. WATCH YELLOW BUSES Those bright yellow school buses are back on Iowa's highways, fully loaded with their cargo of human life. The reappearance signals an end to summer, and the start of the school year for thousands of Iowa youngters. This year more than six thousand such buses are traveling roads and streets In all of the 99 counties of the state,. The Iowa Department of Public Safety today reminded drivers of their responsibility toward such conveyances, and the penalties for violation. More than one quarter of a million miles are covered by school buses each school day in Iowa, presenting a constant reminder to motorists of the need for caution. Iowa law in regard to such buses says that all drivers must slow down on approaching a bus with flashing caution lights, and must come to a complete halt when buses are stopped to load or discharge passengers with stop arm extended. Special caution should be observed on hilly, or narrow county roads where the danger of a collision might be more prevalent. KILLING GOLDEN GOOSE If those handling the various government programs for youth training, Job Corps, and other similar activities wonder why there are objections in Congress and with the general public to some of the vast appropriations for these efforts, they need look no farther than Clinton, Iowa, where it is disclosed that as part of "learning experience" the girls at the Job Corps center g/e being taken to fancy supper clubs, with the expenses paid for out of Job Corps funds. The director of the Clinton center says that he agreed to a request from his dormitory advisors to take the girls, in groups of 15 to 20, for meals at the fancier supper clubs. Such a trip was made recently to a supper club at Moline, III., some 40 miles from Clinton, with meals costing up to $6 each. The director says that "many of these girls have never eaten at a decent place" in explaining his approval. That statement alone doesn't speak very highly for the fare that must be served the girls at the Clinton center. Just how eating out at the area's most expensive supper clubs will improve a girls chances to earn a living isn't too clear, and that is the major purpose of the Job Corps. We can readily see where going to such places does one thing — makes them dissatisfied with the more ordinary method of living and eating. One of the major weaknesses of all of our well intentioned programs to help young people seems to be in the direction of the leadership, the inability of the directors and supervisors themselves to approach their jobs in a practical manner. The taxpayers who finance all of these programs naturally look with shock at such antics; they seldom eat out with $6 meals themselves. The office of Economic Opportunity folks are killing their own golden goose. WHEN WILL WE LEARN ? Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel: For thousands of years, the people of Europe were engaged in bloody wars. These they fought to their conclusion without outside interference. Until the white man arrived, the Indian tribes warred with each other. Even in Biblical times, within the span covered by recorded history, there have been hundreds of wars, millions of wars, millions of people killed, countless millions wounded and maimed. War, it appears, is a way of life where humanity is concerned. Not until 1914, under Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, who was re-elected on his campaign slogan: "He kept us out of war" did the American people find it expedient or necessary to leave our shore to fight. Now we transport our fighting men 10,000 miles to fight in a war not wholly supported by our people. We have lost more than 12,000 men killed, thousands wounded, not to mention the cost in moneys Religion or political beliefs appear to have little or any effect when it comes to keeping the peace. Christian has been arrayed against Christian. Arabs are pitted against Jews. Catholics and Protestants join to fight Catholics and Protestants. And so, since the beginning of time, we have had wars. And so, no doubt, will we continue to have wars. We can't keep peace on earth. We can't (or refuse) to feed the hungry and starving. Yet, despite the fact that we can't behave ourselves on this bountiful earth, we are trying to get to the moon, Americans have since 1914, lost mlllioni of men, killed and wounded. Their reioureei have been drained to the extent of more than $100 billion in providing aid to one faction and repairing the damage our fighting men have wrought on vanquished foes. We have lived to see one time allies turn into potential enemies. When will we learn? Psychiatrists and the Internal Revenue Service have one thing in common. They both say it's not good for a man to keep too much to himself ! held in the auditorium of the Lutheran school at Whittemore in honor of Evelyn Voigt who was marrying Gerald Ollum of Burt, Sept. 21. There were 110 guests and the afternoon was spent play* ing 500 and bunco. Mrs. William Ostwald won high in 500 and Mrs. Earl Sheppard, low. Mrs. Glee Bullock and Mrs. Edward Wichtendahl were the high and low winners, respectively, in bunco. Mrs. Chris Meyer received the door prize. - o* Joe Anliker, Ted Underberg, Oliver Kinseth and Chester Alme, all of Ottosen, spent two days fishing in the Minnesota river near St. Peter, Minn. 10 YEARS CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M AGO IN THI "Er — I think I'd like to make a withdrawal to take care of the damagei on my car," from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK \ DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARSJ Senator Huey Long wan assassinated, September 8, 1935. Italy surrendered to the Allies, September 8, 1943. California was admitted to the Union, September 9, 1850. The American Bowling Congress was organized, September 9, 1895. 1895 Ferry was victorious In the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. Canada proclaimed a state of war with Germany, September 10, 1939. The last battle of the American Revolution was fought at Fort Henry, Wheeling, West Virginia, September 11, 1782. Francis Scott Key scribbled a rough draft of "The Star Spangled Banner," September 12, 1814. Howard Hughes set a new world landplane record by Hying 388 miles per hour, September 13, 1935. Great Britain and its colonies adopted the Gregorian Calendar, September 14, 1752. • numbers seven and eight which had been fertilized and graveled the afternoon before the fire. - o - AGO IN THS I Wtyt &lgona Upper Sits; Jfflome* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & 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 (No subscriptions less than six months) FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 11,1947 Continued hot weather, despite promises of cool days added to the discomfort of youngsters attending school so far this fall. Schools, in many instances, had shortened hours and dismissed early. Some high school students brought electric fans to school and put them at vantage points in study rooms. A high temperature of 99 tied an all-time September record here. There had been no rainfall since Aug. 28 and the fall then was only .02 inch. Low for the week was 60 degrees. - o- Mrs. Harold Cowan, Algona, entertained for her son Jimmy, who observed his eighth birthday. Guests were Phil Anderson, Larry Bowman, Jerry Downey, Barbara Bourne, Louis Guderianand Jerry Cowan. Games were played and the afternoon closed with the serving of refreshments. - o- Jerry Skilling, Howie Stephenson and Jack Dutton, all graduates last spring from Algona High School, left for Cedar Falls to attend Iowa State Teachers College. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Theesfleld, Fenton, were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Theesfleld's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Christiansen in Ringsted. In the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Theesfield and Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen, Mr. and Mrs, Ernest Christiansen and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Christiansen were guests at the Frank Man warren home at Swea City where they helped Larry Dean celebrate his seventh birthday. - o - Mrs. Ervin Link, leader of the Grant 4-H girls club, and Marian Barger, Patricia Jansen, Phyllis Huskamp and Lois Jean Angle were in Ames Sept. 5-6. The girls were among the 16 girls picked in the county to compose the county softball team that played at the State Sports Festival held at Ames. i; Ray McFarland of the Swea & :• Eagle area suffered a painful :• facial accident wh3n the tractor :•:• he was starting with a crank, jij: backfired and the crank hit his •:•: face. He suffered a deep facial •:•: laceration and lost two teeth. $ " ° " jij: Insurance adjusters had been •:•: in town checking up on the Algona •:•: Country Club's fire losses. About $ 100 sets of locally owned clubs :•:: were destroyed in the flames, 'jij: which meant that golf was over |: for the season for 50% of the $ membership. Also, two of the ;:•:• greens were burned up before •jij: a new pump could be installed to :-R-7*$i get water to them. They were Junior Merrill and Alvin Godfredson of Seneca returned home from northern Minnesota where they had been fishing for several days. They reported the fishing to be good. Junior brought home a 13 1/2 Ib. northern pike. - o A miscellaneous shower was FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 5, 1957 Rainfall provided much of the interest in weather during the week, with a total of 1.78 inches measured at the airport by Weatherman Stu Albright. High temperature reading was a 91 degree mark while the week's low was 58. - o Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lee, Mrs. Mina Wehrspann and Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Bratland of Ottosen were among those present at the Olaf Halsrud home at Bode to help Mrs. Halsrud celebrate her birthday. - o- David Phillips and Carl McBride, Algona, were spending a few weeks before college opened, working at the Green Giant canning factory at Winnebago, Minn. Both young men would be sophomores at Iowa State College. - o- Mrs. Gerald Voigt, Fenton, received her master's degree in vocational education at Iowa State College, Aug. 30. Attending from Fenton besides Mr. and Mrs. Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Group Endeavor placed on display at the center, Emmanuel Nelson of Phoe- and, if sold, brings him seventy' nix, Arizona, is a man you ' "" might keep in mind if you're thinking of starting a retirement business. He's a prime example of the fact that it's not a bad idea as long as you have the knowledge, the product and the public demand. But Emmanuel Nelson has more than that — a desire to help other retirees add to their income. He put all this together in 1961, and came up with a plan for a senior handicraft center in Phoenix to take advantage of the artists who lived in and around the city. Also, to take advantage of the local demand for art work. Getting retirees together wasn't too hard, although at first they had to hold their displays in public places, even on the sidewalks, because they had no display room. Then M.B. Goldman agreed to let them have a store as their headquarters, which was enough to set them up in business. By collecting five dollars a year in dues from the members (who number over a hundred by now), the center gained needec capital for a start, On Display Here's how the system works Each artist puts a price tag on his own work — whether paint ing, sculpture, ceramics, tapes try, or anything else. This is ve percent of the price, with the est going to the store. The happy thing about this arrangement is that a senior itlzen in this group can both do omething creative with his time, and make a little money for doing it. No one, far as I know, ias become rich from the Phoenix experiment, but many have been able to pay their way more comfortably. A few dollars now and then can make all the dif- erence. Some Individuals have shown real talent. Buyers have learned o keep an eye on this handicraft center because of the fine art objects to be had there. An occasional piece turns up that seems worth more than the price, and likely to increase in value with time — an old master or an antique in the making. This is not a charity display. It's art. It's also psychology. Every member of the center knows that he is war >;d, has a right to be there, ana can count on a warm welcome whenever he brings in a piece for exhibition. There is a strong communal spirit in the setting up of displays, a profound sense of achievement in seeing a customer examine, evaluate, and finally purchase one's work. Better than therapy. For And About Teenagers J THE WEEK'S LETTER: I "Why do children over twelve: have to pay adult prices to see I a movie, and then have to be ' over eighteen to see adult] movies? I think those persons ; twelve years of age to seventeen I should'be allowed to see adult movies. 1 would like your opinion on this." OUR REPLY: We have always been a little unhappy over the fact that anyone over twelve has to pay adult prices. They are not adults. But, we don't think teenagers should be allowed to see most of today's so-called "adult" movies. In fact, grandpas and grandmas shouldn't see some of them. There are plenty of acceptable, entertaining movies on the amusement scene. There is also an un-healthy supply of junk. In some areas of the country, the showing of imported "adult" films has caused theater operators to find themselves in court. More and more, suggestive scenes are making their way into television programs. It is most likely this will continue until adequate regulations are adopted to keep this medium within the boundaries of good taste. It is not likely, but possible: if you are now twelve, by the time you are a legal adult, producers of "adult" movies may have gone so far they put themselves out of business. M you hev« a tonejt pret>l«m y«v wort to diicun, or on obitrvalion te nwkt. odeVtii you l«H*r la f 0« AND AIOUT THNAOIB. COMMUNITY AND SU8UMAN PHE55 SEIVICf. FUNKFOUT, KY. ACROSS 1. Dresied 5. Fall 9. Pine Tree State 10. Chest sounds 12. Apathetic 14. Underworld god 15. Chatter 16. Cobalt: sym. 17. Indefinite article 18. Greek letter 19. French river 20. French pronoun 22. Between middle and old age 24. Smallest 26. Old Sailor* 28. Place 31. Blunder 32. huh 33. Music note 34. Hesitation sound 35. Insects 37. Female fowl 38. Overcome by fear 41. Slyly sarcastic 42. Relative! 43. Perform! 44. Wager! DOWN l.Dog 2. Covert 3. Cuckoo 4. Skillful 6. Introductory event! 6. Song* bird 7. Cheer 8. Writing Instrument 9. King with the golden touch 11. Rocky 13. Transom window* 19. Lincoln Center specialties 21. Celebrity 22. Pro claims 23. Plural ending 25. Fish 26. Per- co- lates 27. Office boy's trip 29. Choose! 30. Combat vehicles 35. Hospital employee HUH H3HHD marcuu 36. Pierce with a sword 37. Search tor 89. Greek (•land 40. Regret Voigt and James were Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Weisbrod, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Huskamp and Trudy, Mrs. Olga Huskamp and Mrs. Carrie Voigt, and also Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geigel, Algona. - o A pair of long-time Algona post office employees, D.P. Smith and Glen Raney, who spent almost 90 years between them working for Uncle Sam, were presented with recognition certificates and letters from Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield by Postmaster Wade Sullivan. Mr. Smith retired Dec. 24,1956, more than 48 years after he first began as a clerk Aug. 1,1908, and Mr. Raney retired Aug. 1, 1957, after more than 40 years service here. - o - Nineteen teenagers were present at the first regular meeting of the newly organized safe driving club at Swea City, and chose the name, Road Knights, for their organization. Sheila Osgood was named program chairman for the September meeting. Officers of the club were Carl Johnson, president; Howard Roalson, vice president; Mary Jane Smith, secretary; Nancy Johnson, treta- urer; and Lowell Greenfield, publicity. - o- Varsity cheerleaders elected for the coming school year at Algona High School included Linda Smith, Sue LaBarre, Patty Cowan, Pam Waller and Judy Lowman, alternate. JudyGerber and Nancy Lowman would serre for the freshmen and sophomore athletic events. - o- Jenny Linn Hughes, daughter of Mrs. Izola Hughes of Livermore, was credited with saving the lite of a seven year old boy from Sioux Falls at Lake Okobojl. The boy fell off the dock where they were fishing into nine feet of water; he was unable to swim, so Jenny, who was 11 years old, called to him to grab her fish pole and pulled him to safety. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thilges, St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Thilges, Lone Rock, returned home from a 4,500 mile trip through the west. ! Professional Directory ;•;• ' INSURANCE Stf::::::::::::;::::^ 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 woi-th )f insurance in force. Pli' •.' .'• -3756. Lola Scuffham, J^'j. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone ..2?H??.iv.v.v.v.... -. tfxW&xVttx^ DOCTORS % K : K :¥X%::^ 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 Printing UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. Ill East Call — Algona Phone 295-3535 Chiropractor 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 SKiWX^'WI'XWX'X'X'XWI'WWW'KWS'X'I Farm Mgmnt, DENTISTS ¥;%;:::;:;:r::^^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentlit At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment RWiW:*:::::::^^^ OPTOMETRISTS tfxWtfxmttW^^ 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. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 '»* •*•*•*•* •*•***•*•"•*»*• *«•»*»*•*•*** t *» * «"*A( •v,^ X t».**>v, *.•«••»••>» *• r4 W P «t ^ <*.•** Jxf-r'V 5Z~L ~^ H?* < V Vv £*.4 CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT CPMPANY nvi N. Podg* Ph. W-Jiti MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports

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