The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 7, 1967 · Page 36
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 36

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, September 7, 1967
Page 36
Start Free Trial

WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Reaid ..WASHINGTON - The flow of liquor in the nation's capital has reached;' such a high tide that it demands public attention. The caricatures oi the " politician breathing cigar smoke aid swilling scotch from a bottle, ahd the diplomat, his finger curled around the stem of« a cbcktail glass, generally are not true,' But there is a convivial conspiracy to protect the grow- iqg number of alcoholics both pJT'Capitol Hill and Embassy K6w. . ''The finest liquors, free flowing,' are 'available to our public officials and are not always easy t# resist. Lobbyists pass out tlte best brands as offerings on CApitol Hill. Embassies pour trie same quality booze at their diplomatic soirees. '/•More than one high official,- n#t wishing to seem unappreci- ... . aiive of his host's tasteinbever- •;ages/ has had to be carried - ''home from a Washington party. *'"... '.- o - - HOSPITALITY UNLIMITED - .'. ; On both sides of Capitol Hill, '., 'the,hospitable atmosphere is conj .ducive to elbow bending. Many '.\ , ,members of Congress keep an .Yiopen, bar in their offices. When '". .there is frequent voting on the ,, v . Senate or House floor, bars are automatically opened in some of the ornate offices close at hand. Under tinkling cut-glass , chandeliers, legislators can find '",„ the stimulation,that may belack- ''j ing in the debate. Fpr years, Sen. Wayne Morse, D-'6re., has led a lonely campaign against these unlicensed bars. The .thought of inebriated , legislators .casting votes on vital .national issues appalls him. i, "There has never been one " night session of the Senate in all my experience," Morse once told friends, "that hasn't witnessed at least one Senator mak- 1 'ing a fool of himself and disgracing the Senate." ' : ; ' But colleagues look upon Morse's opposition as a quaint ,^,;... : idiosyncracy, .and. the festivities ;• :; 'between roll calls go hajppiiy-on. -*'-o'-' ; " - -CIGARETTE LOBBY WINS - The Senate Commerce Committee is inquiring how news of a "revolutionary" new cigarette filter happened to be announced on the same day John Gardner, the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, protested to Congress that the warning on cigarette packs wasn't strong enough. Result : Tobacco stocks actually shot up after Gardner emphasized the "overwhelming evidence" that cigarettes are a health hazard. The rights to the new filter, following some financial hocus pociis, were turned over to Columbia University. The committee .will take testimony from both.Jthe filter's inventor, Robert Stric^man, and Columbia's president, Gray son Kirk. Here's what the Senators will learn:;!" ', \ : . . .;. 1. The American Cancer Society' appealed to Columbia University to hold back news of the filter another week so it wouldryH conflict with Gardner's .. .statement. ; 3, -Nevertheless, the news was leaked out simultaneously with Gardner's appearance on Capitol !,-, Hill. , r The timing was calculated .'' to counteract the impact of Gard- nerjs' jiew warning and to benefit tjje.telgarette companies. , . 3, There is no assurance that the ^new filter will safeguard smokers from cancer. : . ... The third point was made by '"' Senate Commerce Chairman _ Barren. Magnuson, D-Wash., to DREW PEAKSOI originator of the plan, also will attend. At a meeting with Shriver last week, Burke quoted a letter from former football star Ernie Nevers, now associated with the Oakland, Calif., Clippers soccer team, telling the Boston Congressman : "Your statement in Drew Pearson's column saying, 'Let's fill up those empty seats in stadiums and ball parks with underprivileged kids at least once a week,' is an excellent idea for many reasons. My own experience has shown, with very few exceptions, that the athlete becomes and remains a good citizen." "Well, let's get going," agreed Shriver. He said that the federal government, with Congressional approval, could donate 25 cents for each kid, with state and local governments giving another 25 .cents, enough to transport the youngsters to ball parks, football stadiums, basketball and soccer games, etc. Team owners could arrange for seating, and local business people could provide free hot dogs and soft drinks, suggested Shriver. He added: "We might start with a pilot program in New York, Boston and Cleveland, but many other cities will want to join in, I am sure, once we get moving." - o - -OILMAN'S FRIEND- The oil millionaires are counting upon reliable Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., chairman of the tax- writing House Ways and Means Committee, to keep the tax loopholes wide open during the pressure to raise more revenue to pay for the Vietnam war. Thus the oil boys, who wave the flag a lot to distract attention from their failure to share the financial burden of the fight against communism, will be able to continue to enjoy their Cadillacs while others pay for the tanks and planes. ••• An estimated-'$2.5-billion ex- ......jcapes .-from tlte Treasury every 'year th'rquglrthe 27 1/2 per cent oil depletion loophole alone. Only this past March, an adjustment in the investment tax went into effect that will save the oil and gas companies more millions. In other words, the oil millionaires are given still another tax break while their former champion, Lyndon B. Johnson, is asking the rest of the taxpayers to pay 10 per cent more. It was Wilbur Mills who largely blocked a partial plugging of the oil tax loopholes after the late President John F. Kennedy, for a refreshing moment in history, spoke out against oil tax privileges and called for a reduction in the depletion allowance. Mills flew out to Oklahoma to assure the oil crowd that President Kennedy's reforms would be safely sidetracked by his committee. He has now repeated these assurances. Queried by this column, Mills had no comment. But his office stated: "The chairman has nothing to add to what he has said in the past 20 years on tax equalization, and you know his position." - o - -. ".' "V/e have to be careful," he .said, "about accepting claims : Qiat a safe cigarette is just around the corner. I want to encourage development of a less hazardous cigarette. But we can't under any -circumstances let the /BijbUc believe they can now ignore the hazards of smoking." • «, o- - 20 MILLION FREE TICKETS Anti^-poverty boss Sargent Shriver has invited Mayors John Lljadfay ajh'N$w. York, John F. eotofc 'of ''Boston' and Ralph 'Locher of Cleveland to meet with him on a plan to provide 20 million youngsters all over the nation 'with free tickets to professional baseball games and other athletic contests. Rep. James Burke, D-Mass., - CASH OUT OF HAND - Communist disturbances in Hong Kong have caused a rush on communist banks. Depositors are moving their money into capitalist banks or out of the country altogether. Trade with the mainland has also dwindled to a trickle. This is hardly the reaction the Red Chinese must have wanted, since they have been getting half of their hard currency through Hong Kong. On the other hand, the sudden freezing of the money supply removes the chief reason that Red China has not taken over Hong Kong. Top Hogs Lickteig Bros, of Algona had top cutting pig in three area shows. At the county fair, the animal weighed 235; length 30.5; Bf. 1.23; percent ham 16.29; loin 6.65; ham and loin index 129,4. At the Emmet County Area Hog Show, top pig cut weighed 225; length 31.6; Bf. 1.3; percent ham 20.61; loin 7.80; and at Midwest Market Hog Show, length 30.6; Bf. 1.10; percentham 16.29; loin 6.65; ham and loin index 129.4. Janice Angle, 5-City, Bride At Bancroft St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft provided the setting Aug. 19 for the 10:30 a. m. double ring ceremony of Janice Lea Angle and Eugene Carl Schneider. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Angle of Swea City. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schneider of Bancroft are the groom's parents. Bridal attendants were Jolene Schneider, sister of the groom, as maid of honor and Sue Tague, bridesmaid. Elmer Schneider, Jr. was his brother's best man, and Michael Schmall, nephew of the bride, was groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider are at home in Algona where he is employed at Hood's Super Valu. ( READER COMMENT "MEAT OF COCOANUT" Upper Des Moines: I was much interested in Drew Pearson's column in the Aug. 24 issue of your paper, and what he discusses in all the debate about taxes, welfare, debt, etc. is the "meat of the cocoanut." Pearson remarks that members of Congress in many instances depend heavily upon contributions from the oil industry in campaigning. In reporting their campaign expenses many, many times the amount reported is spent in the campaign. One ad in the Des Moines Register, in a recent campaign in Iowa, cost many more times than the campaign expense reported, and it might have had something to flo with the candidate's refusal, after election, to vote for closing the tax evasion loopholes of the oil industry. Anytime a U.S. Senator from a non-oil producing state speaks in defense of the big tax subsidy enjoyed by the oil interests, he shows his unfitness for public office. Unfortunately, very few voters know much about this. _^ ___ „, » Pearson presents fre facts, and I h hope all of your readers enjoy his columns like I do. G.W. Patterson Burt, Iowa KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER Ray Heifner Of Titonka Retires From U.S. Navy Raymond Heifner, son of Lewis and Ina Stock well Heifner, and stepson of Edythe Hoifner, Titonka, retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer on June 30 after 36 years of active naval service. Raymond was born in Titonka on August 25, 1913, attended the local high school and graduated with the class of 1932. He attended Capitol City Commerical College, Des Moines, from Sept. 1933 to Nov. 1934. After completion school, he was employed by William H. Ricklefs, and the Johnson Implement Co until he enlisted at Ft. Dodge in 1937. On October 7, 194-5 lie married Frances Murphy of Winston-Salem, N.C. To this union have been born two daughters, Nora Ann and Susan Kay. Both Frances and Nora Ann are employed by the U.S. Civil Service Commission and are working in the Navy Department at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, apparently brainwashed by the head of the household. Susan is a junior at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Va. Raymond has retired at 3720 North Rosser St., Alexandria, Va. After a short breather he intends entering Civil Service and hopes to find civilian employment with the Navy Department, most probably with the Bureau of Naval Personnel. LuVerne High Classes Elect 67-68 Officers Class officer of the four high school classes at LuVerne High have been selected for 1967-68 as follows: Seniors - President, Doug Nelson; Vice President, Duane Will; Secretary, Mary Hjelmeland; Treasurer, Bob Fett; Student Council, Coleen Johns. Juniors - President, Connie Hefty; Vice President, Dennis Blumer; Secretary, Mary Hanselman; Treasurer, Barbara Hurlburt; Student Council, Ronnie Wolf. Sophomores - President, Terry Vaudt; Vice President, Lee Schipull; Secretary, Paul Swanson; Treasurer, Kathy Tfauger; Student Council, Raejean Hewitt. Freshmen - President, Jennifer Wilhelm; Vice President, Mark Barber; Secretary, Becky Coyle; Treasurer, Nancy Arndt; Student Council, Randy Will. J. A. Erickson Rites Friday At Swea City SWEA-EAGLE - John A. Erickson, 82, passed awayTues- a.u evening at the Holy Family Hospital, Estherville, from complications of old age. Hehadlieen ,i patient there for one week. He was born January 18, 1885, in Swea township, a son of Mr. and Mrs. P.G. Erickson. He was educated in Swea township schools and attended Ellsworth College. He was married to Effie Anderson, February 25, 1922, at Almond. They lived all their married life in Swea City. He was self-employed as a cement contractor. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. (Jean) Arden Lium, Bricelyn, Minn.; one son, John Erickson, Mason City; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Shrewsbury, Fresno, Calif. Services were Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church, Swea City, with Rev. H.J. Crandall officiating. Interment was in Swea township cemetery. Casketbearers were Glen Olson, Glenn Clark, Alvin Richardson, Dettmar Thompson, Beryl Butterfield and Earl Berg. - o - At the Mervin Johnson home for dinner while the DeZecuws were visiting here, were the Terry Johnsons, Truman Johnsons and the Earl DeZeeuws. Sunday guests at the Truman Johnson home were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Looft, Madrid and the Lester Johnsons. The Virgil Tokheims attended the 50th anniversary celebration for her aunt and uncle, the T.L. Ridgways at Sullivan, m. last week. They spent part of the week visiting there, and the Harley Works and Orville, attending also, spent a week there. Algona Girl To Faculty Post Ohio School YELLOW SPRINGS, O., - Seven young scholars begin teaching assignments at Antioch College this fall under the second round . r 'of a program to Improve college "^teaching in the humanities. Supported largely for three years by a $216,350 grant from the Danforth Foundation, the program was set up to help satisfy the demand for excellence in college teaching, and is another example (§••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• no matter which type of electric heat ceiling cable heat pump you choose for your home „. wall panel baseboard you'll find you can't beat electric heat! It's cleaner, more comfortable, more convenient. Bemodern heat your home the way the "in" crowd does—electrically! Algona Municipal Utilities of Antioch's interest in the preparation of teaching. The Associates, as the young scholars are called, teach alwut half a normal academic load and spend the remainder of their time in "systematic study of the problems found in teaching undergraduates." One of the Associates for the 1967-68 academic year is Karen L. Shirley in art. Miss-Shirley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shirley, CM West Nebraska St., Akona. She graduated from Algona High School in 19fi6; received the B.A, in art from Antioch in 1?G1 and the M.F.A. in ceramics from Mills College in 1967. Thursday, Sept. 7, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper bet Molntt-J Real Estate Transfers Gengler, Robert C. and Man M. to Donald E. Claude 8/17,'67 lot 6 blk G OP, \\1iittc-moro. Hanson, Harley 0. and Laviiui H. to Howard A. and Leone A. Salisbury 8/21/67 lot 1 Hk fi i N 1/2 lot 2 blk 0 Hindi's Second Add., Hurt. Kenne, Alvina .uul Irvni, et al to Isabella Berte 8/21/67; undiv. 1/2 int. in E 1/2 SE 1/-1 (t-xc. seo rec.) 30-94-28 & S 1/2 NE 1/4 30-94-28. Heed, Irene M. sgl., Robert C. and Marcie William J. and Sharon to Gerald L. Meyer 8/1G/G7; S 68' lot 15 blk 4 OP, \\liitteniorc. Ringsdorf, Donald W., attorney-in-fact for Lulu Ringsdorf, widow, to Mathilda Edna Madson 8/1G/G7; all that pt. of lot 5 of AP of pt. of the N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 see rec. 25-97-29. Stenzel, Pearl B., widow, to Russell C. Stenzel,etux8/17/G7; NW 1/4 25-100-28. Waldron, John and Irene to Robert A. and Julia A. Daniels 8/17/67; N 3 rods of lot 3 & N 3 rods of lot 4 blk 85 OP Alg., 6 S 3 rods of the W 1/2 of lot 7 blk 2 AP of part of Reserv #1, OP. Steier, Elmer J. & Bernadette M. to George P. Besch, et ux 7-19-67 First Add. lots 15 & 16 blk 2; Whittemore. Vogel, Lucille Stilts & D. C. to Gerald P. Frankl et ux 7-2067 N 2/3 lot 2 blk 5 & S 2/3 lot 3 blk 5 Call's & Smart's Add., Algona. Wingert, Helen A. & Louis to Richard F. Shellenberg et ux 7-18-67 N 122' 6" of W 238' 6" lot 2 blk 2 Call's Add., Wesley. Union Aletheans Union Alethean 4-H Club held their monthly meeting with Jean and Holly Haas as hostesses. Officers were elected: president, Sue Dodds; vice president, Linda Nitchals; sec-, Julie Molacek; treasurer, Kathy Hansen; Mary Lou Nitchals, historian; photographer, Path llansen; Holly Haas, recreation; music, Jean DiKlds; reporters, Geonria Leigh and Jane Shey; librarian, Diane Nitchals; leaders, Mrs. Roliert Dodds and Mrs. Wm. Dodds. Ribbons from the fair were received. Talks were given by Cindy Kuhn and Jane Shey. Demonstrations were given by Diane Nitchals. ^^ CABBAGE A 15 1/2 pound cabbage was grown in the garden this summer by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Luko of Bloomfield. OPEN® DRIVE CAREFULLY .. For Luxury Accommodations . . . . For Budget Rates ... For Resort. Easily Accessible to All Highways For Convenience For Friendliness like Atmosphere EVERY CLOUD will have one, if you save regularly for emergencies. Start stocking up on some "just in case" money, where sunny earnings make dollars grow fast- save here, with your a//-weather friends! Convenient Passbook Savings This is the best all-around savings plan for everybody — the best way to have money available when you need it ... the best way to build small sums into large. Dividends are paid twice a year. Put any amount into your account . , . any time. HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured to $15,000 Save From The 15th — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 — AUGONA, IOWA ON PASSBOOK SAVINGS AND 6-MONTH INVESTMENT CERTIFICATES leavings Accounts insured up to $15,000 by F ederal Savings and Ix>an Insurance Corporation |

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free