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Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Hearing Better Ever occur to you that folks j who are hard of hearing have an advantage over the rest of us? I mean, they're not bothered to the same extent by the raucous noises of modern life because they never hear them. Could be considered a piece of good luck when you reach the stage where you have to cup a hand behind an ear to pick up the wail of an ambulance siren or the blare of rock-'n-roll from an unwelcome nearby radio. Then again, a hearing aid lets you have the best of both worlds. You can tune in on the sounds you want to hear, like the conversation of good friends; you can tune out when the verbal going gets tough, like having the town bore camped at your elbow. Anyway, it's consoling thought — instant hearing, instant deafness, depending on the circumstances. One thing's for sure, total deafness is a misfortune second only to blindness among the defects of the senses. And since your hearing is almost bound to diminish, and perhaps to disappear, if you live long enough, you ought to give some attention to this possibility well in advance. The first problem is the condition of your auditory apparatus. When it begins to give you trouble — when you realize that you're straining to catch sounds you used to pick up without effort — see your doctor. He'll probably send you to an otologist, if you want a ten- dollar word for an ear specialist. You'll probably come away with a prescription for a hearing aid. If so, don't worry about it. Nowadays hearingaidsareboth effective and inconspicuous. Buy Carefully — Just be sure you know what you're doing befdre you buy one. Don't be taken in by the salesman who implies he's with some medical group or governmental agency. Refuse retreads offered as new, special models that are touted as superior to those advertised, rental contracts you haven't read down to the last line of fine print. Don't listen (l)totheindividu- al who insists that only one make of battery will keep the set running. If he's for real, he can surely give you a number of makes to choose from. Dr. William C. Handy, of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Johns Hopkins, says this —"No new and revolutionary development relating to the principles of amplification and transmission of sound, a applied to hearing aids, has taken place in more than a decade." Bear that in mind when you go shopping, and then shop with confidence. There" is a fine hearing aid waiting for you. WASHINGTON Merry-Go -Round WASHINGTON - About 25 newspaper publishers and editors had a revealing meeting last week with President Johnson, four cabinet officers and 18 observers he had sent to watch the South Vietnamese election- among them Henry Cabot Lodge, Governor Hughes of New Jersey, Mayor Joe Barr of Pittsburgh, Mayor McKeldin of Baltimore, and Bishop Lucey of San Antonio. The President talked straight and from the shoulder, and answered questions about the war, Vietnamese politics, pros- DREW PEARSON pects for peace, and the federal budget. In doing so, he told the publishers that he recognized that many of them belonged to his political position, but that he respected their views and felt that in matters of war there should be' no politics. Highlights of the session were: 1. Washington will support any peace moves by the new South Vietnamese government, but the President is not optimistic that Ho Chi "Minn will be interested. 2. The last 37-day pause in bombing North Vietnam was at the behest of the Russians. They first indicated they could get a peace response from Ho in 12 days, then extended this to 20 days. The President resumed the bombing after the Russians had been unable to budge Ho in 37 days. 3. Johnson considers the disagreement between Secretary of Defense McNamara and the Pentagon Brass over the war to be minor. And he is behind McNamara all the way. 4. If Congress fails to give him the tax increase he has requested, the budget deficit next year could approach $50 billion, almost the level of the maximum budget deficits during World War II. The Federal Reserve Board feels that the 10 per cent tax increase is the only means to prevent severe inflation. 5. The Russians are not being uncooperative with the U.S. despite their denunciations of our role in Vietnam. He cited six agreements that have been reached with Moscow during the war period. 6. Even with our race riots we are far better off than Russia, which has serious political and economic problems, including its loss of prestige and a billion dollars worth of arms in the Israeli-Arab war. The President made an impressive and effective plea for unity. He quoted critics of wars from the Revolution to the present to showthat there are always some who argue it would be better not to fight, and he urged the newspaper publishers to do their part to keep Ho Chi Minn from getting the wrong impression about the will of the American people. It was obvious from all this that, despite the polls showing his loss of personal popularity, the President has no intention of drastically changing his Vietnam policy except in response to some willingness by Hanoi to seek peace. - o- - LBJ DUCKS ON '68 Tom Vail, editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, popped the bluntest' question to President Johnson at the White House meeting. He said, "Mr. President, are you or are you not going to run in 1968 f Johnson's reply was: "Pll cross that bridge when I come to it, and I haven't come to it yet." Incidentally, political poll's taken by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller in Arkansas show that despite Sen. William Fulbrighf s that the easiest and best way to do her laundry is There's no rubbing and scrubbing, no lifting and hauling with an electric automatic clothes washer and dryer. She just sets a dial and lets her electric servants do the rest. She has more time for other household duties, more time for herself, when she has an all-electric laundry to get clothes hygienically clean and dry. See your electric appliance dealer about an electric washer and an electric clothes dryer for your home. Algona Municipal Utilities from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Born on September 15 were American novelist James Fcni- more Cooper (1789) and William Howard Taft. 27th U. S. President (1857). Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower from Plymouth. September 16, 1620. The U. S. Constitution was signed, September 17. 1787. McClelland met Lee at Antietam, September 17, 1862. Washington laid the cornerstone of the capitol. September 18, 1793. Washington made his farewell address, September 19. 1796. Fort Orange changed its name to Albany, New York. September 20, 1664. Old Ironsides was launched, September 20. 1797. The Atlantic coast was devasted by a hurricane, September 21, 1938. criticism of the Vietnam War he is running strong and can be reelected. In fact, Fulbrighf s popularity is considerably greater than Johnson's. - o - - ANTI-CIGARETTE DRIVES - The cigarette industry will be in for a bad time this week: first, from the World Conference on Cigarette Smoking and Health; second, from the drive by Sen. Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., to require the stating of tar and nicotine content on cigarette packages. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, chief speaker at the World Conference on Cigarette Smoking, is expected to drop some anti-smoking bombshells, particularly a proposed curb on TV advertising. In Washington, Magnuson, chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, is out to reverse the stand of the National Association of Broadcasters and ex-Gov. Robert Meyner, head of the cigarette industry, who oppose playing up the nicotine and tar content on cigarette packages. Magnuson argues that cigarette companies should be encouraged to produce cigarettes with less nicotine, and such labeling would compel them to do it. Reynolds and American Tobacco, which produce Pall Mall, Winston and Camel cigarettes, all high in nicotine, are especially opposed to publicizing their nicotine and tar content. It's doubtful if Magnuson can get Senate action at this session, but he may influence the Federal Trade Commission to take a tougher stand. - o.- - INCREDULOUS CATFISH - Vice President'.Humphrey sent word to Catfish Mayfield, the Negro leader of PRIDE, a new youth organization which is trying to clean up Washington slums, that he, the Vice President, wanted to come down and go through the alleys with Mayfield. "You say the Vice President wants to come down and see me f said Catfish Mayfield. "I don't believe it 1" And when Humphrey arrived Catfish still didn't believe it. "Are you the Vice President?" he asked. Humphrey said that he was. "What did you come here for f Catfish asked. "I didn't come here to sing," said the Vice President. "I came here to watch your work." Whereupon Humphrey walked through the back alleys of Washington watching young Negroes cleaning up the slums. PRIDE, Mayfield's organization, has killed about 10,000 rats in the last couple of weeks as part of the cleanup drive. - WASHINGTON GRAPEVINE - Adam Clayton Powell has finally relinquished his palatial office on Capitol Hill. His big, stuffed sailfish that used to hang in Adam's private sanctum has been moved out. Adam claimed it was a world record catch. Republican Rep. James Fulton of Pittsburgh is moving into Adam's old office .... Though George Hamilton has been given the gate by Lynda Bird Johnson, it hasn't hurt his acting career. Hamilton will play the male lead in "Funny Girl" on tour this fall at a salary of $7,500 a week plus 25 per cent of the gross if "Funny Girl" grosses over $47,000 a week .... Rep. Joe Resnick of New York is continuing his single-handed investigation of the Farm Bureau as a big business lobby rather than a friend of the farmer. He has found a connection between the Farm Bureau and the Liberty Lobby, one of the far-out right- wing organizations close to the John Birch Society . ... Air pollution costs farmers half a billion dollars through crop injury. The problem is so bad that the Agriculture Department is trying to develop crops resistant to air pollution. - o - - SURTAX IS COMING - Judging by the mood of the tax- writing House Ways and Means Committee, President Johnson should get his war tax, but it will be trimmed down to less than the 10 per cent he has requested. This will be allowed by a big show over tax reforms to quiet the public clamor over tax loopholes. Once the clamor abates, Insiders indicate, the reforms will be sidetracked. Meanwhile, the taxpayers will be stuck with paying the increased costs of the Vietnam war while the oil millionaires and other priveleged people continue to escape paying their fair share of the burden. The oil industry is now putting out the propaganda that plugging the 27 1/2 per cent oil depletion allowance won't save enough revenue to be noticed. But Treasury experts have told this column that $2.5 billion a year drains through the oil depletion loophole. This would go a long way toward paying for more arms and ammunition. The oil millionaires, of course, would rather spend it on air-conditioned Cadillacs and heated swimming pools. One of the nation's foremost tax experts, whose credentials are respected by liberals and conservatives alike, is ex-Senator Paul Douglas. He has contended that the tax rate could be cut in half without reducing federal revenue a single cent, CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER M ACROSS 1. Native of Yemen. 5. Cheers 9. Pronunciation mark 10. Long heroic poems 12. Shoe ties 13. S. Pacific island group U. South American tuber 15. Coniferous tree 16. Football position: abbr. 17. Military officer 20. Unclose 21. Affix 22. Kind of cheese 23. He sought the Fountain of Youth 27. Single thing 28. Marshy meadow 19. Ribbed fabric 80. Moored 84. Part of "to be" 85. Insane 86. Chop 87. Kind of "pigeon" 89. Poe poem 41. Taut *2. On the left §lde: naut. 48.- and pan* 44. Agreement DOWN 1. Timber tree of Brazil 2. To cover again, as a tire 3. Rosary bead 4. God of pleasure 5. Substance used on violin strings 6. Armadillo 7. Pronoun 8. Zodiac sign 9. Political group 11. Fabric simulating satin Ifi.What Nero allegedly did as Rome burned 18. Diplomacy 19. Soft drink 20. Metallic rock 22. Calf's cry 23. Language perfectionist 24. Ragtime round dance 25. Pinch 26. Ever: 30. Large bundles poet. 31. Devastation 32. Put forth effort 33. Notch 35. Greatest in degree 38. Biblical name 39. Knock 40. Brazil tree 4* w 16 5S 1ST Ik w 42. 44 It. 40 Jfa if Congress would only plug the tax loopholes. In one of his last appearances on the Senate floor, he declared: "Last year a charwomen earning $55 a week paid more in income taxes than an oil company whose Income was $26 million." - o - EXAMPLES FOR YOUNGSTERS Government doctors have suggested privately that national leaders should be asked to set an example against smoking. Otherwise, they may encourage young people to imitate them and take up this hazardous habit. President Johnson gave up cigarettes after his heart attack. Vice President Humphrey also doesn't smoke. Neither does Governor Romney of Michigan nor Governor Rockefeller of New York on the Republican side. But two otherGOPpresidential prospects, ex-Vice President Nixon and Governor Reagan of California, haven't yet given up Algeria (lo.) Upp«f DM Mo!ft«t-9 Thursday, Sept. 14, 1967 the habit. COMMENDATION Lt. Thomas M. Moran, Medical Corps, U. S. Naval Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Moran of Granger, was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal while serving with the llth Marine Regiment, Da Nang, Vietnam last month. Dont just wish for visitors ...call and invite them! A fast, inexpensive phone cdll is nil it lakes to change a wistful hope into oager anticipation. You can make a 3 minute station rail to anywhere in 48 states lor 90r or less after 8 p.m daily or all day Sunday Additional minutes ear h 2b( or less Get on the phone rujht mm- ,im7 ,ifM'»;e ,i /),'r,is,i"[ vi/"<on' Northwestern Bell DIAL DIRECrVail • Potions! • E<ny. STRONG CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path!" — Psalms 143:10 Have you ever turned to CJod with anything other than a complaint or a request? Do you hope, in time of need, to borrow strength and courage from God as you would a cup of sugar from the neighbor across the street? Is your life patterned according to God's will? Do you live a Christian life — not just on Sunday, but every waking hour of every day of your life? Let God's will motivate your actions and your deeds. Your pathway may not always be level, but it will be straight and directed to a final purpose. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 _ Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO, Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC, 0. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA "Where Shopping Is A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 - Algona, Iowa BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg, Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street - 295-5206 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver CMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires — Stanhbist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS, ASSN, Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment

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