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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 12, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upp*r Dei M*!n« thurtdoy, Oct. 12, PERPETUAL MOTION According to Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, "There are 170 different Federal aid programs on the books, financed by over 400 separate appropriations, and administered by 150 Washington bureaus and over 400 regional offices empowered to receive applications and disburse funds." This untrammeled confusion in Uncle Sam's larder, not only encourages waste of the taxpayer's dollars, but creates chaos and a bureaucratic quagmire at all levels of government—federal state and local. In business, one of the easiest ways to go broke is to completely disregard costs, inventory need, and profits. Even the most casual merchant takes a physical inventory of stock occasionally, to determine what merchandise moves. In government, one of the reasons we continue to go deeper in hock is that, when once a fund is established and the bureaucratic staff assigned to supervise and administrate its spending, it becomes the nearest man-made equivalent to perpetual motion. Take federal grants-in-aid programs for example. Many of these programs were designed to attain certain objectives. Even though conditions and needs change, these funds continue to flow year after year and begin to serve more as a local crutch rather than a cure. Blaming the present level of government spending on the military situation is not the complete story. Consider this revealing fact: If, over the past five years, government spending for non-defense purposes had increased only in the same proportion as spending for defense purposes, we would now have a budget surplus of some 15 billion dollars a year. We would be talking about the opportunities for a major tax cut, rather than the reverse. What is really needed is a massive effort to control, consolidate and, where appropriate, eliminate existing mondefense spending programs. POSTAL RAISE COMING After 5'/2 months of deliberation by the House Post Office committee, approval has been given to the largest postal rate increase in U.S. history. The bill, being readied for floor action, will raise an estimated $900 million annually when fully effective in 1970. The bill is ^really two bills — a rate increase combined with a pay raise for Federal erpployees.-Coit of the salary, hikes will approximately equal the added income from users of the mails, thus leaving the Treasury with little or no net gain. The strategy of the legislation makes it practically vfeto-proof. President Johnson has previously said he would veto any pay raise bills which raised salaries more than 4.5 percent. The three-step increase in postal salaries will average 15.9 percent, including 6 percent this year. Thus the President will be confronted with the problem of either accepting pay costs far higher than his stated limit, or losing a rate increase he wants badly. No rate bill in the past has ever been vetoed by the White House. Elimination of railway post office cars Is another forthcoming step, with some 160 existing mail and passenger trains directly to suffer loss of mail-carrying revenue. The mail will be transported by trucks and by plane, says the Post Office. The continued increase in mail volume certainly imposes a steady strain on handling and transportation facilities of the Post Office. Yet despite consistent rate increases and new ideas and methods, it seems that the solutions never quite catch up with the problems, either in the handling or the financing of the postal system. Good luck on this try I TRUE OR FALSE PEDESTAL ? In an address before representatives of some 300 fraternal organizations in Washington, recently, President Johnson declared that the struggle in Vietnam is "worth the cost" and he said it was being fought to avert WW 3. There are others, however, while understanding his viewpoint, think it might be wrong. If there is a likelihood of fighting World War 3, it will develop regardless of whether or not we are in Vietnam, and being there is not likely to itop such a major catastrophe. In fact being there might help to bring it on. We wonder if depleting our manpower and our natural resources in that far off area isn't playing right into the hands of the communist world. Certainly what we are doing in Vietnam is not making us any stronger, and any better able to resist World War 3, should it come. It would leave us in a weakened condition in both manpower and fiscal solidity. There probably isn't anything we could do that pleases our potential major enemies any more than to see us lose men and material in Vietnam, and spend ourselves farther and farther into debt, while at the same time alienating a great deal of the world that normally would be friendly. And this doesn't take into consideration the deepening split within our own ranks over the question of right or wrong in Vietnam. It is understandable that we almost have to put the Vietnam effort on a sanctified pedestal, but whether or not that is a true or false pedestal is the question of the moment. More and more people seem to feel that our effort there should terminate and the newly elected South Vietnamese government take over the responsibility for defense of its own territory. SHEER IDIOCY We have pulled no punches in disagreement with some of the maneuvers by administrative leaders who happen to be democrats. Neither will we pull punches insofar as republicans are concerned. Which brings us to our point. In the state legislature, all tax measures, all measures or laws which produce revenue have to originate in the state House of Representatives. The House was heavily controlled by republicans, and the first hurdle for the new tax monstrosity imposed upon the people of Iowa in the form of the revised and raised 3 percent sales tax was in the House. The republicans in the state House of Representatives approved without much debate - in fact within 10 hours - the new 3 percent sales tax with which the state is now saddled. It would be a good thing to remember. No party seems to have a monopoly on sheer idiocy. The new tax bill is frankly the most lou*ed-up piece of -legislation we'.ve ever seen, from, the standpoint of bill-drafting ..-alone and we hope it will ,be at least another 100 years before any Iowa legislature ever suspends the democratic process and rams through a bill without reading it or understanding it. SUPPORTING WRONG PEOPLE ? Humboldt Republican: Milton Upton, president of Wisconsin's Beloit college, spoke this summer at an honors convocation at Ripon, Wis., College. He spoke before the summer riots, but since the riots, his words tdke on an added significance. "I have just about reached the end of my tolerance," he said, for the way our society at present seems to have sympathetic concern only for the misfit, the pervert, the drug addict, the drifter, the ne'er-do-well, the maladjusted, the chronic criminal, the underachiever, the loser — in general, the underdog. "If seems to me," he continued, "we have lost touch with reality and become warped in our attachments, if not in fact psychotic. "I feel it is time for someone like me to stand up and say, 'I'm for the upperdogl' I'm also for the achiever — the one who sets out to do something and does it; the one who recognizes the problems and opportunities at hand and endeavors to deal with them; the one who is successful at his immediate task because he is not worrying about someone else's failings; the one who doesn't consider it 'square' to be constantly looking for more to do, who isn't always rationalizing why he shouldn't be doing what he is doing; the one, in short who carries the work of his part of the world squarely on his shoulders." Advertising is the servant of those who use it wisely and well. Algona Upper Be* Jltoine* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER !AS(SI ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa I 9: i EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SPECIALS AGO 174,300 FACTORY AWMK PAYCHECKS I WANS fMKWSIN GOOD KCAUTIOItM/OM ON UPPER LEVEL' FOR ALL MIUUN RETAIL BUSINESS IOU/AS GROWW6 MORE RETAIL NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES MORE JO IOWA VOUTH For And About Teenagers 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth Cqunty 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) •SSRvtttttt^^ FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 10, 1957 Jan Clark, daughter of Bancroft Register Editor Harold Clark and Mrs. Clark, was named Queen of the ninth annual Algona Band Festival. Miss Clark represented St. John's Catholic High School band, which was entered for the first time in the festival. She was a past president of the Kossuth county 4-H clubs, was named outstanding 4-H girl in the county the previous year, was a senior at St. John's and active in many school and music groups. - o - Algona High School's 1957 Homecoming Queen, Judy Pickett, was pictured receiving a bouquet of red roses from'Darlene. Skogstrom, 1956 Queen. The, new Queen was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Pickett and' a senior in high school, was active in Cadettes, FHA, GRA, vocal choruses and a member of the art club. - o - Cooler days and warmer nights moved into this area during the week. High marks during the daytime hours ranged from 75 to 57 and dropped each day, while the low reading for the week was a not-frigid 40 degree reading. Spitting rain proved bothersome at times, but delivered on 1/100 of an inch of moisture during the period. - o - Algona's First Lutheran church would observe its Diamond Jubilee Oct. 13. The committee on arrangements, Mrs. Lionel Hovey, Ellen Carlson and Rev. 0. Leonard Nelson, had scheduled all-day events. Besides other events, a confirmation class reunion would be held in the afternoon with Rev. Palmer Sellstrom of Odebolt preaching the sermon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sellstrom, former Algona residents. - o- Fire of an unknown origin destroyed the barn and a small building on the George Johnson farm, northeast of Seneca. High winds fanned the flames and burning embers were carried to the Pat Rolling farm, setting it afire , and it, too, was destroyed. It i was thought that possibly burning ,' shingles blew through the open : door of the Rolling barn and ig- | nited the baled hay. The Rolling \ farm was located one-quarter : mile northwest of the Johnsons. : An estimated 3,000 bales of hay, : straw, a corn picker, a mower, : seeder and other equipment were : lost at the Johnson place. A bull • in the barn was badly burned and • had to be destroyed. On the : Rolling farm, in addition to the : loss of the barn and hay, a riding : pony and saddle belonging to : Eugene Gardner was also lost. : - o - : A number of Fenton residents '. planned to attend Hobby Day in : Algona. Mrs. Ed Bruhn would ; have a display of her block print: ing and Mrs. Ed Priebe would : show her shell craft. : " ° " Donald Rasmussen arrived home in Wesley from the Britt hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks after breaking his leg in a fall from the haymow on the parental Pat Rasmussen home. - o- A strong ground attack, paced by the zig-zag efforts of halfback Jim Cowan, carried the Algona Bulldogs to an exciting 19-7 verdict over Clear Lake. A large crowd witnessed the Homecoming win which evened the Bulldog record at 2-2 for the year. - o- Promotion Sunday was observed at the Methodist church in Burt. A Bible was presented to each of the following: Judith Abbas, Jane Black, Dennis Heerdt, Sharlyn Noland, Donald Reutzel, Gwyneth Teeter and Brian Zwiefel. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lee, Beverly King and Vickie, and LeRoy Worby of Ottosen were visitors at LuVerne to help Mrs. Marie Stoddard celebrate a birthday. Mrs. Stoddard arid Mrs'. Lee were sisters. - o- ' '' Buffalo Boosters 4-H Club held a new members party at the Clarence Brandt home in Titonka. Their leaders, Mrs. C. F. Callies and Mrs. Brandt, were presented with gifts in recognition of their work with the girls. After a scavenger hunt and games, the girls enjoyed a wiener roast and picnic supper. Election of officers was held and the new president was Virginia Fritz; Sandra Gartner, vice president; Sylvia Eden, secretary; Victoria Rakow, treasurer; Kathleen Eden, reporter; Cynthia Rakow, photographer; Kathy Willis, historian; Patty Willis, recreation; and Linda Hansen, music. LuVerne Chorus Elects The mixed chorus of LuVerne • High School recently elected officers for the 19 67-68 school year. Douglas Nelson was chosen as president of the group and Coleen Johns was elected vice-president 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 16, 1947 Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kohlhaas of St. Joe believed in being together, but probably not quite in the manner it happened. Ivan had to have an emergency operation for appendicitis on a Tuesday, and while he was recuperating, Mrs. Kohlhaas arrived one jump ahead of the stork the following Saturday, when a fine, new son greeted the couple. All three were reported doing nicely. This was the first child for the St. Joe folks, and the first grandchild for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohlhaas of St. Joe. - o - With a program of cooperation worked out between the Algona Chamber of Commerce and the Algona JayCees, a rat^campaign for the city of Algona was being worked out Along with light bills being mailed to Algona users of electric current there was to be an enclosure and questionnaire, and citizens were urged to read and answer it, even though they did not make any cash donation to the cause. The city had no funds for this purpose, so any funds donated would be used to purchase poison bait. Immediate plans were to try and reduce the rat population at the city dump, and other plans called for rat-proofing of commercial buildings, removal of or control over garbage and junk piles which would feed or hide rats. -fl- it took the Bjustrom Furniture crew some time to obtain all vital statistics before discover-* ing who won their contest prizes for Greater Algona Days. They had offered special awards to the person guessing closest to the time of the birth of the first baby born during this time. The baby Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser The Cost of Mobility — If you've decided to have a fling at life on the open road, with your faithful spouse beside you, that gleam in your eye probably means that there's a mobile home in your future. That's fine by me. I've got quite a fesv friends among the nomads of the highway. And I know how much they like the life. So I'm not going to try to talk you out of it. I'd just like to say that since you'll bespend- ing money whatever you do, wherever you go, it's smart to figure out how much before you have to reach for your wallet. Bear in mind that the states have different laws — about license plates, to mention an obvious example. Mobile home owners I've talked to, agree it's better to pay at one fell swoop, if you have the wherewithal. Buying on time always pushes costs upward, what with the interest added to the principal. Don't forget that you don't escape from some of the bills you're accustomed to — insurance, taxes, utilities. Varying Costs — And there will be extraordinary costs you've never had to meet before. Park space can run from below forty dollars a month to more than one hundred, in case you happen to have country club tastes. Maintenance, on the other hand, is a pleasure compared to a house — no painting, reshin- gling, or water in the basement. If you're half way adept at repairs, you can keep maintenance a strictly do-it-yourself proposition. The moving pattern seems to be changing in the direction of fixed abodes. The mobile home owner now prefers to leave the old one behind, buy a new one at the next camp, and start all over again. This, needless to say, can be costly or profitable, depending on how good a horse trader you are. It isn't hard to find some one anxious to make a deal as long as you stick to the popular, well- appointed camps. Mobility is America's middle name. We've been on the go ever since the colonials first plunged into the forest and kept moving -west. We may be a bit fonder of the comforts these days, but we're still on the go — as you'll find when you become the proud possessor of a mobile home. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am 14 years old. I am going steady and I like this guy very much. I know he likes me because he has told me so. 1 don't ?et to see him very often. When see him, he won't talk to me if he is with another boy. He just goes off with this boy and doesn't say anything. He watches me, but that Is about all he does. I know that he is shy. What can I do to get him to talk to me?" OUR REPLY: The problem is as you stated. The boy is shy. There Isn't anything you can do about it. It is a stage that he is going through. He probably nas some friends who are not yet interested in girls and who enjoy "kidding" their friends who have taken an Interest In the opposite sex. However, even though the boy Is shy, he should at least speak to you when he sees you. This is only the courteous thing to do. Suggest this to him first time you have the opportunity, making it clear that you do not expect him to leave his other friends every time he sees you. X you hovt o l««rwg« probltm you wont to diicuii, or on obitrvotion lo mod*, addran you Itlltr lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAOEIS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN CHESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. was a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keefe of Ledyard at eight minutes after four at the Kossuth hospital. Three entries tied for 4:08 a. m. Mrs. Clarence Priebe, Donald Johnson and Theo Thompson, all of Algona. - o - Bancroft was playing host to its biggest hero - Lefty Joe Hatten, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers- in a ceremony planned for Oct. 19. A baseball game had been arranged with the Bancroft Lions to meet an all-star team from Kossuth county. And you guessed it I Lefty Hatten would be on the mound for Bancroft. A big banquet was slated for St. John's hall with admissions limited to 250. Tex Hammerstrom, who had played first base for the Burt team, and led the Kossuth league in hitting with a .432 average for 30 games, would manage the Kossuth All- Stars. "Lefty" was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatten. - o - The Rook Club met at the home of Mrs. Ray Agard, LuVerne, with three tables in play. High honors were won by Mrs. Raymond Legler and low score by Mrs. J. A. Lindebak. There were three substitute players — Mrs. Lindebak, Mrs. Jack Harris and Mrs. Harold Hof. - o - Among those from Fenton who went to the John Cody home at Cylinder to help them celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary were Messrs and Mesdames Albert Mitchell, Morris Mitchell, Melvin Mansager, Henry Mansager, Amer Cody, John Finnestad and Lloyd Finnestad. - o- Mrs. William Finn, Algona, entertained at a dinner honoring her daughter Carol's thirteenth birthday. Guests were Nancy Crawford, Joan Kurtz, Jane Hicks, Marilyn and Virginia Thompson, JillClapsaddle, Diane Schaap and Madonna McGuire. Following the dinner, the girls attended a show at the "New Call" theater. - o- Officers of the C.D.A. lodge at Wesley conducted initiation ceremonies at Whittemore in the Academy hall. Attending from Wesley were Mesdames J. M. Kunz, Victor Loebig, Matt Becker, Ralph Jarvis, John Hutchison, Viola Studer, Kenneth Rasmussen, Leonard Arndorfer, Norbert Hilbert, H. H. Raney, Helen Johnson, Francis Hauptman and Lou Goetz. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vaudt, Whittemore, took their son, Eugene, to Ames where he left for San Francisco. He had been on leave for several weeks from the Navy and was returning for active duty. Mrs. G. W. Wehr- span of Whittemore and Caroline Hintz of Lotts Creek accompanied the Vaudts to Ames. 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 Chiropractor !"wv* | z*.'.'.*.'A*.*.*«' > . 1| i'i»^«''^^".i*?i*;*i'i*^w 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 DOCTORS fc:a::%::::::W^^ 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, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 _ DENTIS'TS^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 ?: : :?:7: ; : : : : : : :?:?tttf^ OPTOMETRISTS ft *«'*••'*' I 'I 'J», »J 'J*J* J*J*J»J • J* J«J »J«J 11 »J»J »j« J«*»J»*«*«* «••*•*»*•'« *»*«'i *i*» 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 MISCELLANEOUS MANAGEMENT COMPANY 1»H N. Pods* Pfc. W-2191 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Cbllectrite Service Reports

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