Cl*ar Pictures - Mar* News - large*! Circuloiion BY RUSS WALLER BRAINWASHING . . . A COMMON DISEASE In recentdaystheterm "brainwashing" has come into some prominence and it has had its benefits. People are taking a good second look at a lot of things, and many of them are discovering, perhaps with reticence, that they also have been brainwashed quite a bit. * * * For instance, our sports writers brainwash us. We follow the practice reports of our favorite teams on the gridiron, and they win a game or two earlier in the season . . . then they hit some real competition and the bubble bursts ... our favorite goes down to defeat by maybe 50 points ... the brainwashing we had received did not prepare us for this shock. * * * Then there is TV-for weeks we listened and saw commercials telling us what a wonderful new world of programs we'd see come fall ... fall came ... the worst presentation of TV shows in the history of television rolls across the screen... but we had expected more, having been brainwashed earlier. * * * We might take a look at the unpleasant matter of taxes . . . we are told that a federal income tax increase is necessary to "prevent inflation", and that if there isn't a tax increase inflation will rob us more than it already is ... this is sheer brainwashing, because the inflationary movement comes directly from government spending and nobody seems to want to do anything except to spend more, instead of less ... so we are brainwashed with fuzzy economic theories. As a matter of fact, brainwashing is Big Business . . . sometimes it carries fancier names, such as Public Relations, but the purpose is to project the type of "image" you want others to have, whether it be from government, military, schools and colleges, or business circles ... the woods are full of public relations offices and staffs in every branch of civil government and the military, and all major educational organizations and schools, all tax supported and for the avowed purpose of helping you to think as others want you to think ... . if that isn't brainwashing, we don't know what is I * * * Brainwashing in the field of education is most subtle, and aimed primarily at getting more public funds which in turn lead to greater costs all along the line . . . A job of brainwashing is required to keep us involved in an overseas nightmare where we insist on getting even further in- involved although the people we are supposed to be saving indicate they'd like to have us go home and stay there and now accuse us of interfering in their internal affairs ... at a cost of thousands of lives a month and two billion or more in money a month, this is a pretty costly and deadly brainwash, but the big corporations and contractors who profit from all of this don't mind it a bit! * * * Civil rights brainwashing has led to unprecedented rioting and destruction of private property, and the worst race relations we've ever had ... public welfare brainwashing has led to high-salaried jobs for those who administer, very little for those needing help, but the brainwash tells us this is all for the sake of humanitarianism ... the brainwash technique is necessary before almost any large public expenditure • * * * The public problem is to sift the wheat from the chaff... to debunk the output of material that would brainwash you and get at the truth and it's no small order. Upper jHome£ ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as sct-ond class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa (505111. Nov. I. 1932. under Art of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1967 Two Sections — 18 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 78 Family Could Use Help! me memoers of a rural Algona family,-who lost many of their personal possessions in an early morning fire Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ladehoff and their five children, are in need of help- and residents of this community can give them an assist if they will. The Ladehoffs were awakened by one of their children before sunrise Monday when the child discovered the entire house full of smoke. Fortunately, the family was able to get out of the structure, located about six miles northwest of Algona, and Mr. Ladehoff battled the blaze with a garden hose until Algona firemen were called at 6:03 a. m. A complete story on the fire appeared in the Tuesday issue of the Upper Des Moines. Four of the 1 Ladehoffs five children need clothing and shoes. The fifth child, a baby, is not in the need of any clothing. The boys are aged four, five and eight and the girl needing clothing is seven. So anyone having clothing or shoes that might be used by the Ladehoffs will be appreciated. Also damaged in the fire was most of the family's bedding and furniture. They need a sofa, beds, bedding and any other items that the normal family has in their home. Mr. Ladehoff said Tuesday morning he will be glad to pick up any of the heavier items at the homes of persons wishing to donate them. He can be reached by calling 295-3093, Algona. Firemen were busy trying to track down all the flames in the Ladehoff home, which is owned by Mrs. M. H. McEnroe, Algona, when the above photo was snapped about 6:30 a. m. Monday. The fireman on the ladder, wearing an oxygen mask, was attempting to get hold of a flaming mattress so he could drag it out the window. Other firemen stand by at the left. (UDM Flashfoto) United Fund Total Is $5,800 The first report from United Fund officials here Saturday morning showed that a total of $5,800 had been collected during the first five days of the drive. Goal this year for use in 1968 is $16,000. According to Pudge Miller, president of the organization, the first report included advance gifts 'and money collected from local industries. "The surface has hardly been scratched in the business area," said Miller Saturday, "and the residential canvass doesn't start until Oct. 16." r ° f "I 6 gr ° UP su PP° rted ty United Fund of Algona is the Special School for Retarded Children, shown above. Continued operation of the school is dependent upon United Fund money, which is 50 percent of the total needed for the year. The balance is provided by other communities in the county, interested organizations and individuals. Mrs Clyde Dudley LuVerne, who has been teacher for several years, is now in her last year at the post. During the past 10 years, the school has served 14 children each year. Due to a switch in classroom facilities in the public schools here, there are now five enrolled, including four from Algona and one from West Bend. Classes are held four full days each week and a program of training is adapted to each child's individual needs. The local School for Retarded Children is only one of many organizations supported by United Fund donations here. Algona Man's Arm Slashed, Farm Mishap Merton Ross, well-known Algona man and former manager of Farmer's Service Center here, sustained a painful injury to his right arm when it was caught in the beaters of a silage wagon at the Bob Deal farm soutli of Algona about 11:30 a. m. Tuesday. Mr. Ross was rushed to St. Ann hospital here for treatment and remained there Wednesday morning in good condition. Although the arm was badly cut, there were no broken bones and fortunately the beaters which slashed into his arm, about three inches above the wrist missed ligaments leading to his fingers, so there will be no loss of use to them in the future. Mr. Ross had been helping Mr. Deal fill silo recently. IS IMPROVED According to reports Tuesday, Screal DeGeeter, Bancroft farmer who lost his right arm in a corn picker mishap at his farm there last Thursday, was in good condition at the Rochester, Minn, hospital where he was taken for treatment by plane. Mr. De- Geeter became entangled in a picker and also sustained a fractured right leg. $13,700 Refund Is Announced By Gas Co. North Central Public Service Co., distributor of natural gas in Algona, announced Tuesday that it will make a $13,700 refund to its 1700 natural gas customers. P. R. Montag, manager, says Federal Power Commission has ordered Northern Natural Gas pipe lines to pass on to its distributor customers the income tax savings resulting from the use of liberalized depreciation rates. North Central has now received its share of that savings from its supplier and in turn is passing the savings on to customers. The refund will not be in cash, but is given as credit against the customer's September bill. Because of the nature of the refund, only customers who also received bills for March will receive the credit. Customers buying interruptible gas will receive no credit. The amount of the credit to be given to individual customers will vary considerably since it is based on the customers gas used in March. It is anticipated that the average customer heating his home with natural gas will receive a credit of approximately $7.50. St. Ann Hospital Pledges Hit A $203,167 Total Harry L. Greenberg, general chairman for the St. Ann Hospital Campaign Improvement Fund, announced that $203,167.18 has now been subscribed to the program. It is only reasonable to expect that some shrinkage will be encountered against the total subscribed, as a number of people who plan to pay over the 36- month period will move away from the area. Others may suffer financial reverses, or serious illness and may not be able to continue payments. The committee urges those who haven't as yet made a pledge, to please do so. It will be needed. The committee wishes to thank everyone for their wonderful support. County Board Studies Titonka Ambulance Bid The county board of supervisors met in special session Tuesday afternoon at the county courthouse in Algona to discuss county ambulance emergency service. Mayor Harold E. Gartner attended with several other men representing Titonka, with a proposal, which had been previously discussed, that the county furnish an initial $2,000 in order that Titonka may purchase an emergency ambulance, a 1963 Chevrolet, which would come fully equipped at that price. Titonka then plans to charge a fee for each ambulance call. However, Marc Moore, county auditor, stated that a ruling on such an arrangement would be necessary from the state's attorney general. At present, a county can collect such a fee, while in- dividual communities are now allowed to charge a fee for ambulance calls. In the absence of W. B. (Bing) MacDonald, county attorney, Russell Buchanan, city attorney, explained that the city-county agreement had been drawn up according to the statutes and the agreement lias been made according to the test legal information. Under the present agreement, Uie city of Algona purchased an ambulance, with the county to pay Algona $400 monthly to cover emergency calls and the use of the ambulance. Mr. Buchanan pointed out that many cities in the state have disregarded the opinion of the attorney general and are charging fees for ambulance calls. He also pointed out that one cannot expect an individual ruling from the attorney general on each item that arises pertinent to the city and county. The group from Titonka feels it could continue on its own after the initial payment of the ambulance was made. Mr. Buchanan pointed out that the present agreement between Algona and the county was made under legislation 28-A, which provides for a joint facilities agreement in which cities and tennis co-operate. The city is responsible for the mechanical and physical arrangement, with the county population to benefit. Tom Garry, mortician of Bancroft, stated that he plans to continue operation of his ambulance service. No action was taken at this meeting. After further study and consultation, another meeting will be held to finalize agreement Investment Club Decides No Contests Rat Poison A Good Buy During Nov. 7 Election Here A TRUE STORY An Algona investment club, S.W.A.G. Investors, held a somewhat normal business meeting several weeks ago at the Conway Bros, office. However, after the business had been concluded, the officers and a group of directors decided to explore the investment opportunities in the field of pesticides that eliminate rodents. Consequently, the men toured the location in this area most likely to give them insight into such an investment- the Algona city dump. With club president, Phillip Diamond, leading the way, vice president Ray Baldwin, secretary Charles McCabe and board members Joe Bradley, Jr., Kevin Nash, LeRoy Geving and Dennis Waller boarded a vehicle and pulled up in the local dump at approximately 10 p. m. The S.W.A.G. members were overjoyed when the vehicle's lights illuminated a large pile of garbage and the entire pile seemed to move as rats of all sizes and descriptions scurried out of the limelight. When all was still, one of the members brilliantly honked the car horn and brought down a round of applause as literally a hundred more rodents scampered for cover. The tour was about to end when Vice President Baldwin spotted an individual wading among the rubbish with a miner's light on his head. Knowing the importance of personal testimony in a new stock investment, board member Kevin Nash ordered the car over to the adventurer. The individual turned out to be a rat-hunter, appropriately decked out in camouflage clothing, thick boots, a hunting cap and arm-style slingshot. With a large supply of marbles, the hunter was having great fun picking off the furry rodents at varying distances. A few demonstrations for the S.W.A.G. members proved his accuracy. The personal testimony of this dump veteran furthered the club's conclusion. "If you think they're thick tonight, you should have been here last night. It was great I" quoth the hunter. So, even on an "off night" the future of S.W.A.G. investments in the rodent elimination business seems profitable. And in the case of Algona, a LONG TERM INVESTMENT might be the answer .... Two Poverty Coordinators Are Named Two Algona women have been approved as neighborhood coordinators by Upper Des Moines Opportunity BOARD (UDMO). Mrs. Fred Asa and Mrs. Edward Arend will receive $400 per month from UDMO, part of the federal Office of Economic Opportunity. Mrs. Asa is working in the northern half of Kossuth county and Mrs. Arend in the southern half. Kossuth is allowed two coordinators be ;uso of its large size. The two women nave already started working, with emphasis on the Neighborhood Youth Corps. They told the board of excellent cooperation of school administrators, ministers and others in the position to di r -;:t *hem in contacting young people inured of jobs in school and high school drop-outs in need of jobs and training. Until the official opening of the Multi-purpose Service Center in the Legion Building in Algona, the women can be contacted at their homes. Don Meyer Of Gas Co. Is Transferred Brrr - Temp Dips To 22 - New Low The mercury took a real dip here early Wednesday morning when a reading of 22 degrees was registered at the official weather station, KLGA. Thafs seven degrees cooler than the previous low for the present season. A warming trend was predicted, however, for the next few days, with cold readings exepcted during the early morning hours. Here are the readings: DATE H L R Oct. 9 46 39 Oct. 10 39 33 .12" Oct. 11 — 22 DON MEYER Donald M. Meyer, North Central Public Service Co. distribution supervisor in Algona and a native of the Algona area, has been promoted to operation supervisor in Perry, Iowa district. Don will leave Algona with his family as soon as he has made housing arrangements. Don has been with North Central Public Service Co. here since 1954 when natural gas was brought to Algona. (Glenn's Studio Photo) On Dean's List LEDYARD- Students from the Ledyard area who were on the Dean's List from Mankato State College for the summer session were Sherry Klinksiek Schaumberg and Dennis Sook. There will be no contests on the ballots in Algona's city election Tuesday, Nov. 7. Deadline for filing for office was reached at 5 p.m. Tuesday and the only candidates who filed petitions with City Clerk Dave Smith were incumbents. Filing prior to the deadline were Mayor Bill Finn; Councilmen Jim Andreasen, second ward; Kevin Nash, fourth ward; and Sheridan Cook, at large; and Jim Kolp, park commissioner. Mayor Finn has served in his post for several years, Cook and Kolp are veterans in their posts, Andreasen has served a term and Nash was appointed recently to replace Cook in fourth ward, with the latter then named to replace Howard Miller, councilman-at- large who resigned. It is probable, unless the re is a write-in campaign of some sort, that a light vote will be registered here in November. Three Men Are Sentenced In District Court District Court Judge Murray S. Underwood, who is presiding during the October term here, heard three guilty pleas, sentenced all three men to the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison, then paroled the men on probation to the State Board of Parole Monday. County Clerk Alma Pearson announced Tuesday afternoon that petit jurors, originally slated to report again for duty today (Thursday) had been notified by mail that they will instead report for possible duty next Tuesday, Oct. 17. Two men, Jerry Parsons and George G. Dale, were charged by the state with false drawing and uttering of a bank check. Each was sentenced to seven years, then paroled and appeal bond in each matter was set at $750. A third, William Leininger, charged with OMVI, fourth offense, was sentenced to three years, then paroled and his appeal bond set at $1,000. The jury was hearing a damage matter, Sharp vs. Harmon, when it was released early Tuesday afternoon. The case was originally filed two years ago. Bazaar, Oct. 12, At St. John's St. John's school's annual fall bazaar at Bancroft will be held Thursday, October 12. Dinners will be served to the public in the school cafeteria at $1.00 a place, starting at 11:30 a.m. As in past years there will be plenty of entertainment including pony rides, cart rides, milk'bottie ball game, fish pond, dart games, country store and fancy work. Homemade candy, popcorn balls and cookies will be sold.
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