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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 28, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper D«t Mein«* Thundery, S«pt. 28, TIME TO SPEAK UP Mere and more citizen* of our country are becoming alarmed as the fact sinks in that in recent yeart, while moit of u§ were looking in a different direction, our State Department hat managed to get ut Involved in a conglomeration of treaties, promise*, half-promise*, and memorandum* that more or let* Infer that we pledge our nation to fight all over the world at the behe»t of whatever government in power we have aligned ourselves with ... for better or for worse. The story of Vietnam can be repeated elsewhere, unless the powers of Congress can be restored. The U.S. Constitution says that "only the Congress can declare war." This does not exactly give our foggy-bottom appointees in our State Department the right to involve a nation of 200 million in every nook and cranny of the world. What we have forgotten or overlooked, is that as many new nations have emerged in the world, power struggles within those nations are bound to occur. Thus, we have at present a half dozen or so civil wars, large or small, with others pending, in various countries. If by inference we have pledged ourselves to support the "in" government, then whenever an outbreak occurs within that nation, the "in" government can call on us to come on in and fight the "rebels." And of course they are usually also termed communists. Agression by one nation against another is one thing; civil war within a nation is another. We basically entered WW 1 and WW 2, and the Korean conflict, because there was aggression of one sovereign nation against another. Vietnam started entirely as a civil war; North Vietnam did not send any troops into South Vietnam until after we ourselves had sent an expeditionary force there, as our own observers candidly admit. It was a civil war to begin with. But we have also laid a foundation for the same type of problem in other spots, by State Department actions, preempted from Congressional authority, we might add. The U.S. Senate is empowered to ratify all treaties. It is well for our nation to scrutinize these numerous commitments, to question them, and if logical to negate them where they are drastically ill advised. For too long we have allowed a few men to determine the destiny of 200 million, and unless we want more of the same, more Vietnams around the world, the voice of 200 million citizens had better be heard within the administrative quarters of our national government, and the State Department in particular. SALUTE TO THE QUEEN There is something majestic about a big ocean liner, just as there is about o locomotive and a string of shining passengers cars on a good train. We salute aviation, of course, but the glamour of a fine ship or a streamlined train is not completely lost. Thus, we wish the Cunard line well in the launching of its new Queen Elizabeth II, an 80 million dollar gamble that the traveling public is not all going to the air for trans- Atlantic transportation. And the retiring Queen Mary, which completes its last regular voyage this week, will wind up anchored somewhere in Long Beach harbor, which may enable a host of lowans, ex-residents and present residents, a chance to see the mighty vessel in future days. We have often wondered why folks with the time and money to take trips to Europe insist on always going by air. They are missing one of the highlights of such a journey, the exhilirating experience of sea travel, and possibly with a little less apprehension. VOLUNTEER ARMY Mason City Globe-Gazette: In the debate over the military draft, the Pentagon has rejected the idea of a purely volunteer army as being too costly. Pentagon officials said costs of inducing enlistments in an all-volunteer army would be a prohibitive $17 billion a year. They noted that it would take considerably more than the present $90 a month pay for an army private to produce a volunteer army. It also was pointed out that families of some 5,000 airmen were on relief in 1964. The Pentagon made a study at President Johnson's request in 1964 to determine costs of a volunteer force. It never has been made public, but was paraphrased by Asst. Sec. of Defense Thomas Morris before a congressional committee in 1966. Morris said it would cost between $4 billion and $17 billion, with emphasis on the latter, to sustain a peacetime volunteer force of 2.7 million men. That quite effectively stifled any enthusiasm for such a move. It didn't satisfy Jean Carper, a writer on military affairs who says she is the only non- government person to have seen the Pentagon study. She tells about it in a book, "Bitter Greetings." Miss Carper charges that the $17-billion estimate was fabricated to still supporters of a volunteer force. She projected that estimate and said in order to reach it the government would have to pay every army private $9,550 a year. Furthermore, she claims the Pentagon study realistically estimated it would take between $4.2 and $6.2 billion a year to support a volunteer force at pro-Vietnam levels. No military draft will be really fair. It will never satisfy most Americans. A volunteer force is the best answer by far unless costs are truly prohibitive, as the Pentagon says. One thing bothers us about Miss Carper's claims. Why would the Pentagon, which surely would prefer volunteers to conscripts, place an inflated price on an all-volunteer force This is countered by another question: Why hasn't the 1964 study been made public? What can be so secret about such estimates ? The best way to answer these doubts is to call for publication of the study, then follow it with a congressional investigation to see if a volunteer force is within reason. * * * Which Comes First? Iowa Folli Citizen — The events of Newark, Plainfield, Buffalo and other scenes of racial violence cause tremors in the minds of all Americans brought up with a respect for law and order and the philosophy that there is opportunity for success awaiting any American willing to put forth a reasonable amount of effort. Such actions are almost beyond the comprehension of most persons, particularly those of us who live in non • metropolitan areas. By strict interpretations of our social code, there are no legitimate reasons for snipers, arsonists and looters, white or colored. But what is often overlooked is that the social , code that governs most of the white citizens of this country is non-existent among many of its colored citizens. Society as we know it, is a complete stranger to these people. Arguments could rage for years as to where the responsibility for this rests. However, America hasn't years to spare. Indeed, we may not have even hours or minutes. It is national suicide for this country to tell its colored people to be patient, that we're coming closer to giving them equal opportunity, equal housing, equal education. They've heard these promises for 100 years and just don't believe us any more. They shouldn't riot, loot or burn, but they've lost hope in everything else. Persons who have studied and watched this problem closely are pretty much in agreement over what must be done. And it should be said right here that this isn't a partisan matter. Republican Senator Charles Percy from Illinois is just as determined to help his black constituent* as are any of his Democratic counterparts who represent large, metropolitan areas.. It is going to take massive doses of hurried and concentrated education, the walls of the city ghettos must come down, men must be trained for jobs and these jobs must be made available. And all of this is going to take money. Estimates of the cost of curing these ills runs as high as $100 billion over the next 10 years. This sounds like an astronomical amount and it well may be excessive. Nevertheless, we've spent that amount in foreign aid during the last 20 years. We're spending upward of $25 billion a year now to wage war in Vietnam. Perhaps it is not possible to fight in southeast Asia and at the same time do what is necessary to raise the level of living and opportunity of this country's minority races. If both are beyond our means it is high time that we give serious consideration to which comes first . * . war abroad or human rights at home. PONT WORK*, 6OBO. IT'S JUST THE FIRST QUARTER. WE'LL PATCH YOU UP AND GET YOU BACK /N THE: ENT/KE SECOND HALF? 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI &lgona Be* Jffloine* I ;X Si I Hi i I 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPEI OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IO\VA 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 g (No subscriptions less than six months) :j:j !#::::#S:8SS:;:;^^ FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 26, 1957 Preparations for the ninth annual Algona Band Festival to be held Oct. 5 were being completed according to Bill Steele, Chamber of Commerce secretary. At least 23 bands and queens would be featured in a parade which would travel up State street from the Athletic Park. The parade, complete with floats, actually served as the kick-off for the day. - o- Russell Rentz, Walter Bleich, and Kenneth Medln, Algona, and Russell Thompson of Burt, left for a week's hunting trip in Wyoming. - o - Mrs. Melvin Olson, Mrs. Mae Raney and Mrs. Fern Young, Algona, left for a ten day or two week vacation in the Ozarks. They planned to stop at Lebanon, Mo. to visit Mrs. Raney's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Fitch. . - o - Mark Prieskorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Prieskorn, Algona, celebrated his seventh birthday with a party given for him at his home. In attendance were Frank and Joe Young, his cou-. sins of Ft. Dodge, Tim Frank!, Irvington, Steven Reding, David Roethler, George Newland, Frank Esser, David Skilling, Bill Milder, Bob and Mike Smith, John Fredericks, Dean Buscher, Larry Bebo, Jim Utt, Jeff Snere, Ronnie Gilbride, Brian LaBarre, John Skilling and Tim Holecek. Following lunch, Mrs. Prieskorn took the lads to the fairgrounds where football was being played. - o A high honor in the magazine publishing field had come to Dick V. Hanson, son of Mrs. L. H. Hanson of Whittemore. Dick had been named editor of Successful Farming magazine, published in Des Moines by the Meredith Publ. Co. Hanson joined the farm publication in 1949 and had been executive editor since Sept., 1955. He was born in Bode, graduated from the Whittemore High School in 1943, and received his degree in agricultural journalism from Iowa State College in 1948. - o Mrs. Gertrude Bartlett, Titonka, entertained her 500 club with three tables in play. Guests were Mrs. Carl Ludwig, Mrs. George Helmers, Mrs. Amos Krominga and Mrs. Walter Baade. Prizes were won by Mrs. George Sachau, Mrs. Francis Gingrich and Mrs. Pearle Ricklefs. - o A four-touchdown blast in the final quarter ushered Eagle Grove past Algona's battling Bulldogs, 37-0 on a rain-swept gridiron at Eagle Grove. The game, which was well-played, was marred only by the pour-it- on efforts of the Eagles in the closing minutes. - o Loanna Foley, 17-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foley, Uvermore, was elected Queen of the Twin Rivers band. She and the band would take part in the band festival in Algona Oct. 5. Loanna was a senior, active in basketball, a cheerleader, a twirler in the band, and secretary-treasurer of her class. - o Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Ruse, Stanley Ruse and Karen Reid of Iowa City, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch, Korene and Judy, Mr. and Mrs. Timer Harms and family, Portland, twp., and Mr. andMrs. Arthur Hix and family of Sexton, gathered at the George Hix home to help Mr. and Mrs. Hix celebrated their birthdays. Mrs. Hix J birthday was Sept. 21 and Mr. Hix', Sept. 26. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Votteler of Fenton left for a two week's trip to the state of Washington where they would visit Mr. and Mrs. Votteler and family at Cashmere and also the Alfred Bleck- wenns at Medical Lake near Spokane. - o - Kristine, ten-year-old daughter of the Carl Hanselmans of LuVerne, underwent an emergency appendectomy at the Ft. Dodge Lutheran hospital. Her condition was reported as satisfactory. - o- Margie Ostercamp, who taught in the grades in a public school at Ft. Dodge, and Margaret Flom, a commercial teacher in Ft. Dodge, spent the weekend at their parental Herman Ostercamp and Halvor Flom, Sr. homes in Wesley. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 2, 1947 This particular issue of the Upper Des Moines was the largest single edition in modern page size of eight columns in the history of Algona and Kossuth county. The 40pages of the newspaper carried special material with regard to the growth, industrial development and expansion of Algona. The Algona Chamber of Commerce was sponsoring "Greater Algona Days" for two days which included bus tours of the industrial plants and the town, gifts and prizes were being given by local retail stores, and free sandwiches and coffee were "on the town." Iowa's Governor Blue would also be here to be the featured speaker on the Saturday evening program. - o- A dairy barn on the W. H. Bosworth farm, southwest of Algona, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground in 1 1/2 hours. The building, of tile and frame construction, was a total loss. Sixty-five tons of hay and more than 700 bales of straw went up in smoke with the barn. Luckily no animals perished in the blaze. - o- Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gillespie, Algona, observed their 34th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Van's Cafe at which the pests were their daughters and husbands, Mr. andMrs. Irvin Gerber, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kohlhaas and Mr. and Mrs. John Kissner of Rodman. - o - The biscuits weren't burning but smoke at the W. E. Crail residence on North St. was responsible for a run by the fire department. Mrs. Crail had been doing some baking and had used the oven for more than an hour when she smel'led smoke but couldn't locate its source. When firemen arrived, they, too, began an investigation and soon found the cause. A small paper bag of flour that had been stored way back in the oven and forgotten was the source of the smoke. - o- Marlys Lupkes, year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lupkes of Algona,"spent a week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schipull, LuVerne. The Lupkes had purchased a new home in Algona and were in the process of moving into it. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hauptman of Wesley had purchased a house in Corwith and were moving it to East State street in Algona, where they had bought lots. At the time they were living in their trailer house at the parental J. L. Haverly home. Bud was employed at the Dau garage in Algona. - o - The members of the Gay Nine bridge club at Burt met at the Burt hotel with Mrs. Jess Dugan as hostess. This was the first meeting after summer recess. Members of the club included Mesdames Ben Bahling, Wm. Boettcher, Tom Trenary, Chas. Scott, Ross Elvidge, Martin Griese, Claude Sigsbee and E.C. Schwietert. - o- Smashing over two touchdowns in the first Quarter, Algona High trounced Webster City on the local Athletic Field, 24 to 7, to win the first North Central Conference game on the Bulldog schedule. It was a game in which a capacity crowd found what they were seeking; an Algona team that played heads-up, smashing football, and gave the visitors a bad evening. Also, fans had a place to sit down. - o- M. L. V anderWall, Algona, won the first week's Grid Guessers contest, thumbs down. He guessed all the games correctly as to the winners, and was the only person entering out of 300, who did. A, E. Briggs of Algona placed second, with Floyd Holt, also of Algona, in third place. - o- Larry and Matt Hildman, Wesley, and their brother-in-law Bob Kain of Sexton left on a fishing trip to northern Minnesota and southern Canada. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause, Lone Rock, and Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Jentz, the latter of Fenton, left for Barney, N.D. where they attended the wedding of a niece. CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 2. Passage 25. River 1. River into 3. Century throug Moselle plant London 5. Degraded 4. Branch 26. Tutelai 11. Seaweed 5. Public god 12. Monetary notice 27. Insect unit 6. Snakes 28. Miss 13. Beast of 7. Accord- Merkel burden ing 29. Part ol 15. Pert, to to a para wings 8. Malign chute 16. Flat 9. Audience 32. The: F IT. Bushmen 10. Not wet 35. Strearr IS. Orb 14. Colorless 35. city in 19. Degree person Turke> 21. Payable 20. Like 37. "Peter 24. Languid 22. Employ Darlini 27. Engraver's 23. Letter 39. Odd: E to °l 24. Labium 40. Aboun 31. Having a single magnetic pole 33. Breach 34. Printer's measure 35. Chilly 38. Camp bedstead 41. Leave off, 64 & syllable 43. Worship 45. Jewish, month 46. Harding 48. Parry 49. American cartoonlft 60. Server DOWN J. French i ii ii ito IS /ft 21 31 iJ ^/. 4) 4t 4» ^ % i» fy ( 44 3 % " it 4 % 24 ** Sf fa 4. " ^ 40 > ^ % $< 20 ^ n 54 % % 4 1 ! LAST WEEKS 1 ANSWER ^, BRIO ti rH B ,m |A|S|S EMI GpEJI pP ^ 1 s 5 ? 5 •D o N r. 42. 43. 44. Pan" r «. cot. 1 b 5 7 % " io 41 4S W fff 7 ^ * fc % 4* 4 * SO EHCIHI IcIH N|R!A|D|A|RI DBEIUlOIPIEl •P|EMuE|Tj BrrUffuislEl •P|L|O|W|EIDI ClOlLlLII lOIEI •^2W(^P-M Kl^'oiLlElsl spDlAJylsp Raise Milkfish Family member Canadian province: abbr. & 21 % ii 9 /// ^^ % »l 0 % " ^ ir Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Advijer Planning Ahead. Ever thought of your slxty- fifth birthday as a challenge as well as a milestone? Seems to me these later years divide into three stages for many married folks; at least for those who reach retirement age with normal health, and not too many problems. From about age 65 to 71 — that's the first period. Life goes on much as usual. You're both fit and active, enjoying a bit more leisure, traveling maybe, hitting a golf ball, visiting with your children and grandchildren, leading the good life. Second phase is when one of you falls sick. Even if it's nothing serious it probably means cutting down on many activities. So you have to develop new interests that will be just as absorbing, but not quite as energetic as before. Sometimes financial troubles crop up at this point, especially if you haven't planned your resources wisely. Even with Medicare sickness means extra bills. Drugs, for instance, cost a lot. And inflation seems always to be just around the corner. It's no longer easy, you find, to make a little extra money through part-time work. So you have to dip into capital, and you begin to wish you'd thought about this situation a ittle earlier. Might have done something about it. Adjustment When one partner it left alone, he or she enters the third phase of retired life. According to statistics that will often be the wife. Whoever it is must now face a big adjustment, start a new kind of life, depending on family and friends to help fffl the gap. If the wife is left alone, she frequently has no Idea of the family's financial circumstances. Nor does she know how to handle such matters as Social Security, Insurance, investments, mortgages and so on. Sometimes doesn't even know if her husband made a will —orwhere he kept it. At a time when she needs it most she's without advice and support, and doesn't know where to turn. So she makes mistakes and often gets Into serious difficulties. The moral of all this? Whether he officially retires or not — and some of us don't — a man must realize the challenge he faces In later life. He must have foresight and plan ahead for emergencies; find ways to cope with them. He must show his wife how to carry on herself — if she has to. Only if he's done so can he fully enjoy the ripeness of his harvest years. Patty Rustermeier and Mary MosteUer, who had been visiting Patty* s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rustemeier in Bancroft, for two weeks, left for Washington, D. C. where Patty was employed. From the "Farms" columns "Maynard Hurlburt, northwest of Swea City, was picking corn with a single row corn picker SUB he is feeding 75 hogs, and he remarked that the weather was plenty hot to pick corn by hand to feed that bunch of hogs. from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Daladier, Mussolini, Hitler and Chamberlain met at Munich, September 29, 1938. Ether was used as anesthetic for the first time, September 30, 1846. The siege of Yorktown, Va., began, September 30, 1781. Korea was annexed by Japan, October 1, 1910. Boulder Dam opened, October I, 1935. The first Pan American Conference was held, October 2, 1889. The United Nations Atomic Energy Commission agreed unanimously that world control of atomic power is technically feasible, October 2, 1946. President Wilson urged voters to endorse the League of Nations, October 3, 1920. The Great Republic, the world's largest merchantman, was launched, October 4, 1853. Antloch, the first co-educational college, opened October 5, 1853. II Professional Directory 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 !: : :%::W:%::::::^ DENTISTS fftSSl:-:::;:::!^^ 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 JChjiropractor 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, CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVfc N. Pedgt 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 Jf. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 ":mmW:W:ifc^^ MISCELLANEOUS ^wmmrntmmmm^ Credit Bureau of Kopsuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbiH Reports

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