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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 21, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Oe« MeinM , S*p». 21, EVERYBODY IS INNOCENT ? If there are any defenders of the new Iowa tax laws, they are keeping very quiet. Thus far, it seems to have stirred up a cauldron of wrath, and laid the foundation for legal challenges to various aspects of its machinery. But what strike* us at most interesting is the fact that practically nobody, either republican or democrat, is willing (with a few exceptions) to defend the tax measures. Like ostriches they are now hiding their heads in the sand and acting as though they, heaven help us, had nothing to do with it. The state house of representatives passed the new measure by a substantial margin. It is heavily republican. The state senate passed the tax measure with equal ease. It has a majority of two in favor of the democrats. Thus, neither party is in a position to accuse the "other party" of being responsible. Each party gave it substantial approval. Right here at home, our Kossuth county representative, a republican, voted for the new tax bill, as did our state senator, a democrat serving two counties. So neither party is in a position to point the accusing finger. The Iowa Falls Citizen had an interesting comment on the situation, as follows: "Iowa's politicans of both parties are showing something less than courage in their headlong rush away from any responsibility for the new tax package passed by the last session of the Legislature. Hatched in secret during the closing days of the Legislature and put before the General Assembly, the measure contained many "booby traps." Still, it was passed with relatively few dissenting votes. "Now, however, many of those who voted with the majority are trying to place the blame for whatever faults are in the bill on someone else's doorstep. These legislators need to do a little reviewing. "Many of the favorable votes for the tax bill came more out of a desire to pass some form of "property tax relief" than from a general liking fo/ the measure. To vote against it would have been tantamount to saying "let's forget about property tax relief and go home." "Regardless of their reasons, the overwhelming majority of the legislators DID vote for the tax bill. They may condemn the secrecy which surrounded it, the high-handed methods of leaders of both parties and the vague generalities in its wording. But they can't change the record of their voting and it is nothing short of political cowardice to try to shift the blame for the faults of the bill to other shoulders." WHO WILL GAIN ? Eagle Grove Eagle — It is difficult to see how anyone is going to gain anything from the Ford Motor Co. strike. Predictions are that it will cost some $20 million dollars a day in loss of business. It can cripple the Ford Motor Co. financially and it will cost the workers more than several years of labor at the increased wage to gain back what they lose in wages during the strike. The city of Detroit will be crippled, dealers all over the U.S. will suffer financially and the welfare rolls in Michigan and Detroit will be stretched to the limit. The U.S. government, already in bad straits financially, is going to lose untold sums of tax income. If you can find a winner from the situation you are more astute than most. QUITE A VOLUME Indiana Record-Herald: There is a saying that a picture is worth 10,000 words In telling a story. This past week we received a copy of the catalogue of federal handout programs for the current year. We managed to get hold of a copy of the report for last year. The book this year measures almost two inches In thickness while the report for last year was only 1 '/a inches thick. Both books are printed on the same weight paper. There are 701 pages this year as compared with 413 last year. The 1967 catalogue, published by the Office of Economic Opportunity, lists a whopping 459 programs. This is graphic proof of how fast our federal bureau- racy is growing* How many more years can we stand it ? Father to son: "What effect does the Moon have on the tide, Dad ?" Dad to son: "None, son, only on the untied," TAX RELIEF FAKERY Minneapolis Star - One of the main selling points used by sponsors and supporters of the new Minnesota sales tax law was that it would provide property tax relief to the state's homeowners. There seems to be little doubt, if some recent estimates are correct, that most Minnesota homeowners will get some property tax relief in 1968. But some critics have questioned how long this relief will last. Will property tax bills start to creep up and eventually surpass 1966 levels ? No one can answer that question at this time. However, Wisconsin's experience with the sales tax and proprety tax relief provides some basis for comparison. Wisconsin adopted a selective sales tax in 1961, setting aside approximately $55 million of the revenue for real estate tax relief. During the first year, according to Robert Tevik of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the average homeowner's property tax bill dropped by about 10 per cent. The relief was short-lived, however. Three years later, according to the league, the homeowner's property bill had jumped above the 1961 levels* "The main reason was that local and county governments increased the tax rates," Tevik said. "And school districts raised their levies. "Consequently, the $55 million appropriation was not enough to provide real property tax relief." Editor's Note — The point made in the above editorial applies in every detail to Iowa, as well as Minnesota and Wisconsin. REAPPRAISE VIETNAM Sibley Gazette — The war in Vietnam started out to be a conflict between segments of that sadly divided country. We came in merely as advisors to the more democratic (or at least still capitalistic) south half. But the war has progressed through the years, the South Vietnamese have become discouraged and taken a continually lessening role in the conflict — while American > forces have gradually taken over the brunt of the fighting. The war has changed from a Vietnamese affair to an American war I Yet what interest do we Americans really have in a war in the southeast corner of Asia ? Exploding enough bombs, sacrificing enough American soldiers, we can certainly win militarily — but, having done so, what will we have won ... if, as now seems apparent, the Vietnamese people care little one way or the other? The ostensible government of South Vietnam apparently is an American puppet government, out-of-tune with public feeling and with little public support. The National Liberation Front, (Viet Cong) remains strong despite years of effort to wipe out; it actually controls most of South Vietnam — and American territory consists merely of enclaves or pockets within a largely hostile land. Certainly we would like to see a pro- western government in the country—but can we go around the world setting up pro-western governments in every unsympathetic nation? If we did, they'd probably turn out to be just as shaky as the South Vietnamese Is now. It would seem to be a war without a recognizable goal. Perhaps that is why we are having such a hard time winning; the Vietnamese are fighting for their homes, for their lives — and we are fighting merely to impose a political system upon them. Certainly it would seem in order for America to take a respite from arguments about how many bombs we should drop on targets north of the 17th parallel — and talk a bit about just what our goals are in this war. Once we have some established goals, their execution can be planned. Or, if we find no goals worthy of the great effort we are expending, we could bring that effort to a close without further waste of manpower and resources. The Bureau of Internal Revenue says: "Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized nation." Fine. Now when do we get delivery. —Sheldon Mail &lgona Be$ jfflmneg 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 19 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER IAS ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa I 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) :::::x:xy^^^ For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTER:"Do Imisplacing values. You do n- differences in grades at school 'justice to yourself, your family, reallv matter: I am going into and to the boy, when you let the 10th grade at school and the boy I go with is going into the 8th grade. We like each other 15 and so am I. a lot. He is Our parents have never said anything about the difference of grades. But, I'll be going Into high school while he is still In junior high. Please help me. I like him and never want to be separated from him. My marks have gone down because 1 wanted to stay back and wait for him. This is hurting my education. Help!" OUR REPLY: The difference In grades does not matter. What matters is the fact that you are lown on your schoolwork. In stead of dropping down to be with him, you should be encouraging him to work harder, to study more and to do better than he apparently has done In the past. The most Important thing — for you and for him — \s to get the education that Is available to you so that each of you will be prepared to meet the real challenges that come your way when school days are over. > y»u h«vl o lonogi probltm y*u MM to ull, «r <n obitrvotian I* mak«, oddr«ll r eu l*H»r to FOI AND AIOUT 1EENAOIKS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN HESS SilVICl. MANKf OW. KY. Bruhn, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hantelman, Mr. and Mrs. Art Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ohm, Richard Potratz, Richard Stuck!, John Eigler and John Haack. Bill had been working with the Hantelman building crew and was leaving shortly for the armed service. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Folkert Stecker of Titonka were pleasantly surprised when a group of relatives gathered and surprised them on their 35th wedding anniversary. The evening was spent socially and lunch was served, which was brought by the guests. 20'YEBS AGO IN TMI Fall Gathering \ . - ."•- i',^.-.'-...U-- I II.. J. .«_",.^. IOYESBS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 19, 1957 At the Emmetsburg Izaak Walton League Field Day, the Kossuth Pistol team composed of Harvey Larson, Ray Hoppus, J. R. Thompson and Earl Zeigler, took first place in the 38 caliber pistol match. The Algona Pistol team composed of Al Boekelman, Richard Groen, Joe McBride and Don Tietz took second place, while Boekelman placed first in the individual shoot. - o - Summery daytime readings moved back into the weather picture during the week. The temperature climbed into the low eighties and the lowest mark was a freezing 32 degrees. About a quarter-inch of rain had fallen, with more rain predicted for the next five days. - o - William Maahs, Whittemore, received a broken arm, chipped a bone on his hip, and received other injuries when the machine he was driving on highway 18 west of Algona, missed one of the detours and plunged into a three-foot hole where the concrete had been removed, prior to repouring. His car was almost a total wreck. - o - Patsy O'Brien and Joan Reding, representing the Riverdale Rustler Unit n 4-H Club, received a blue ribbon for their demonstration, "Matching Made Easy" at the Clay County Fair. Patsy was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert O'Brien and Joan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reding of the St. Joe area. - o - Carlyle Gerzema arrived home in _Lakota after spending almost two years in Germany with the U. S. Army. His wife, Marlene, met him in Albert Lea, and from there they went to the cities and to the Wisconsin Dells for a fe\v days before coming to Lakota. - o - An Algona man, Will Drayton, narrowly escaped serious injury when a 22 caliber slug grazed the top of his head. Mr. Drayton, who had been working on the old DX building in the alley between North Jones and North Minnesota streets, stopped for a moment to chat with Mrs. Bud Boeckholt, a neighbor lady. Both heard a strange sound and at the same time Mr. Drayton felt something hit his head. He began bleeding badly from the wound. The slug, which according to local policemen was spent when it hit Mr. Drayton, ripped through his hat and the jagged edge pierced his flesh. It was assumed that a hunter or someone out target shooting fired the shot, perhaps as far as a mile from Mr. Drayton. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Thilges of Seneca returned from a two week's vacation trip which took them through eleven southern states and into Mexico. They were accompanied by the Ray Thilges of St. Joe. The ThUges* three little daughters stayed with friends and relatives while their parents were away. - o - Kathleen Griffin downed Lorain Smith, 1 up in 18 holes, to annex the 1957 woman's golf championship at the Algona Country Club. Miss Griffin was 2 up at the end of nine holes. Mrs. Smith and the new champion then halved six holes before the runner-up took half the lead away. - o - . From Odds and Ends -"Last weekend we toured eastern Iowa with three youthful members of the household and among other places visited Niagara Cave at Harmony, Minn. Our kindergarten member of the crew, after descending to 250 feet below the ground, observed, "We must be getting down where the devils are. - o - William Bruhn of Fenton was honored at a picnic supper at the Wm. Hantelman home. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Ervin FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 25, 1947 The Wendell Pattersons left the first of the week for their home in Detroit after spending several weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Patterson of Algona. The Chas. Pattersons were leaving shortly to visit their daughter, Mrs. Arlene Bowles of Richmond, Va. - o - In 29 games played during the season, the Burt baseball team set a new record with 24 victories and only five defeats. In the opinion of Bob Moore, team manager, it was a record that would probably stand for a long time among northern Iowa teams. Algona defeated Burt twice, the only team to do so. - o Over Wesley-way they were really bowling-minded. In addition to the several men's teams entered in local leagues, there were also two women's teams. The team members included Mesdames H. H. Raney, Lael Root, Frank Bleich, James Walker, Charles Mullin, Francis Hauptman, Everett Barr, Dick Grifhorst, J. M. Kunz and Don Krause. - o - Gary Waldron, veteran back on the Algona High School football team, would start the game against Webster City on the local field, despite a broken bone in his hand. Coach Gene Hertz said Waldron would play with a cast on his hand - how this would hinder his ball-carrying remained to be seen. - o Adele Herbst, daughter of the Theo Herbsf s, Algona, fell from a tree she was playing in, landed in the wrong position, and broke the bones in her left wrist. Her arm was put in a protective aluminum cast which would have to be worn for several weeks. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seeley, Algona, were taking their daughter, Mary, to St. Paul to resume her studies at St. Catherine's school where she was a junior. Mary Catherine Kain would accompany the Seeleys to begin her second year at St. Catherine's where she had enrolled for a four-year nursing course. Patricia Quinn, Bancroft, was also leaving to attend the same school where she would be a freshman. Miss Kain had been assigned "big sister" for Patricia. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ^H ACROSS 1. Cord 5. Stylish 9. Hood, for one 10. Aircraft detector 12. Correct 13. Abscond 14. Hindu cymbal 15. Piece of shot 16. First 19. Japanese measure 20. Classify 21. Melt 23. Liberian tribes 24. An age 25. Organ of smell 27. Tilled 30. From 31. Crash 32. Adrift 35. Transgress 36. Those who Inherit 37. The white poplar 39. Lurk 40. Alms 41. Demands, as payment 42. Divisions of time DOWN 1. Seneca, Cato, Ovid, etal. 2. Four-sided pillar* 3. Fastener 4. Conclude B. Fisherman's basket 6. Corridor 7. Heathen image 8. Gambols 9. Networks 11. Bind anew 15. Tap 17. Ripped 18. Man's name 21. Dunce 22. Injudiciously 24. Old measure of length 25. Webster and Beery 26. Displease 27. Kitchen utensil 28. Roman magistrates 29. Sand hills 31. Kegs 33. Place 34. Algerian seaport 37. Affix 38. Feathered scarf 20 £5 50 M Jb ^<^ 41 n 16 IS •IA yr 2.1 6 19 V* ftj Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Chickening Out Friend of mine once got a bright idea about how to make a quick financial killing. Seems he had $400 to play with, quite a handsome sum considering that this was 1932, when the de- pressioft had been with us for three years. Down on the farm, we were having a rough time, what with prices collapsing all over the place like sunflowers in a Kansas tornado. We'd been selling corn and hogs, but now we had to eat 'em ourselves. Looked like we'd eat 'em till doomsday, which appeared to be just around the corner. (They said It was prosperity, but it sure seemed more like doomsday to me.) Well, this friend of mine was from the town. Had no idea what life was like on the farm. Used to He awake calculating how he could lick the depression by Investing his money In some kind of agriculture. Finally he decided that his best bet was chickens. All he needed was a chicken farm up for sale, and that wasn't hard to find. I could have told him about twenty-odd In my part of the state. Pretty soon, full of enthusiasm, he surveyed his new property, the source, he expected, of his coining wealth. What actually came was the cold gray . Chicken Every Meal He gathered dozens of eggs, every day, and they remained stacked in buckets until most of them became overripe. His chicks hatched all right, giving him more mouths to feed. Broilers weren't selling. Before long he and his family were doing what we were doing — eating their own product. Chicken every meal. But he was lucky. Managed to unload the place about a year later. Lost money (and an appetite for chicken) on the deal, but at least he managed to get back to town. We both staggered through the depression, and prosperity really did return. When I see him nowadays, I josh him about that chicken farm. He shakes his head, and replies: "I took a rat hole for a cornucopia." Says the moral Is never to go Into a business you don't understand. Before you Invest your hard-earned dollars, look around for the reasons why you shouldn't invest. I say "amen" to that. It's a moral I preach every chance I get. Incidentally, his kids still don't like chicken. Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber, Fenton, entertained at a birthday party in honor of Janice Stoeber's birthday. Present for the occasion were Linda Lou Widdel, Janet Behne, Judy Behne, Judy Eigler, LaVonne Cody, Eunice Hantelman, Beth Ann Newel, Steven and Susan Stoeber, Karen Hainzinger, Shirley DeWall, Doris Hantelman, Shirley DeWall, Doris Hantelman, Pamela Weisbrod, Judy Theesfleld, Mrs. Raymond Stoeber and Mrs. Oliver Stoeber. - o The Youth Fellowship of the Burt Presbyterian church elected the following for their officers for the coming years: Robert Angus, president; Bernard Miller, vice president; Marilyn Trunkhill, secretary; Pamela Joy Olson, treasurer; and Charlotte Dremmel, temporary pianist. Ben Seegebarth of Kokomo, Ind. arrived to spend a week with his mother, Mrs. John Seegebarth at Algona, and visited relatives around Lone Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dreyer and Victor, Mr. and Mrs. Erich Seege- barth, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Seegebarth and Karen. - o Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kirsch of Whittemore entertained a group of friends at a buffet dinner and cards in the evening. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas, St. Joe; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roethler, Livermore; Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Arndorfer, Burt; Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Brown, Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roethler, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Willger, LuVerne; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Faber, Rodman; Mrs. Veronica Roethler, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. John Frideres, Bode; and Patricia Wagner, St. Joe. Professional Directory INSURANCE DOCTORS 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 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 j^:;::::^:??:^::?:?::::::^:?::::::::::::::?::::::::??:' 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 Farm Mgmnt, 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 CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY W'/j N. Dodge Ph. 395-JW MISCELLANEOUS x'rrv.'rr'f ••••!*• Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports

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