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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 19, 1967
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5-Alflono (Id.) Upper DM Motntt thurtday, Oct. 19, 1967 Rusk Sounds Variations on a Theme SECRETARY OF STATE Dean Rusk is now, in many ways, the most intriguing personality in Washington. He has emerged as the principal defender of the administration's Vietnam policy because he is the most eloquent of the President's true believers in the Cabinet. He is a simpler man than either President Johnson or Secretary of Defense McNamara, and more articulate. He spent his formative professional years in the China-Burma-India theater during the last world war, and was assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs during the period when Washington was concentrating on Europe, and he sees the present leaders of China as the greatest menace to the security of the United States and the continuity of Western civilization since Hitler. IN A TIME when his own colleagues in -the Department of State, his old friends in the press and the Congress, and even other members of the Cabinet have the most serious doubts about the administration's policy in Vietnam, Rusk's conviction, eloquence, and personality are critical factors in the present debate on policy. For while everybody admireg his loyalty, even his closest associates in the State Department, for which he is responsible, question his judgment. He is modest, loyal, articulate, but is he right? He is determined to unify Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa—a noble ambition, but. how can he do it if he can't even unify his own department? RUSK'S LOYALTY to Mr. Johnson and conviction about the integrity of Mr. Johnson's policy in Vietnam are so solid that he has taken the job of defending them before the press. He was so sure that he was right that the State Department appealed to the television networks this week to put him .on their national hookups. (They refused on the ground that he had no new great policy changes to announce.) But he met the press anyway, and had a personal triumph. The trouble was that his policy left his listeners about where they were before. He argued that "Asian communism" was a serious menace to the security of the United States; that the United States was not in a "stalemate" In Vietnam but was moving toward "victory"; that the United States must above all things create order in Asia; and that we could do this even if we kept our commitment to withdraw from South Vietnam and destroy all our bases there within six months of a compromise peace settlement. THIS PROVED to be good theater but bad policy. The reporters admired his style and courage but not his formula for peace. They liked his loyalty, optimism, and appealing conviction, but they simply didn't believe he was right. Rusk's argument here this week was that the Senate and the press were merely debating what he called "variations on a theme"—that very few people either want to run away or smash our way to a military victory in Vietnam; that all agree we should "defend our vital national interests." But this is exactly the central issue in Washington which Rusk, for all his attractive personal qualities, denies. The capitol is deeply and fundamentally divided on whether fighting to the finish in Vietnam, at a cost of over 100,000 casualties and $30 billion a year, really is in our national interest; whether this is more important than the reconstruction of our own cities, and the unification of the old alliance; whether Saigon takes priority over Chicago; whether China is really determined to conquer all of Southeast Asia; and whether the unification of Asia, as Rusk sees it, is more attainable than the unification of our own country. WASHINGTON IS NOW deeply troubled about these things. It sees and admires Rusk's loyalty to the President. It likes him personally— particularly his obvious honesty, his conviction, his sense of decency and his sense of humor—but it is not convinced, and it hates his vague suggestions that dissent is disastrous to our cause. Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Life on Wheels Ever think of becoming a nomad, twentieth century style? No? Well, neither did I until I took a gander at the latest mobile homes on the market. \Ve always called it a "trailer" when I was a bit younger. Hut now It's a "mobile home." and I can see why. Houses on wheels — that's what they are. My wife and I looked over a series of models, and we still can't get over the shock of seeing the progress that's been made. Of course the "small" models are still around — ten feet wide, and up to thirty- four feet long. Most people seem to be going for those that are twelve by sixty-five. Roomy, comfortable, easy to drive, and not too hard to park. But the models that leave you bug-eyed are the "expandos" that look long and lean on the highway, but sprout Into small houses in a mooile home camp. Wings, mechanically controlled, can be added on both sides of th« expando, each wing big enough to hold three rooms. Presto, change-o, and the proud owner has a new study, dinette, and four bedrooms, or whatever arrangement he r anc!es. Enough Space And these are real rooms. A Tian can have himself a pretty r air study with enough space for bookshelves, camping equipment, or an art collection. The lady of the mobile home has a kitchen equipped with modern appliance*. S'o more roughing it except for those who prefer it that way. What about cost? The models I've seen run the price range from about three thousand dollars to more than twenty' thousand. Park rental rates are anywhere from $35 to S120 a month, depending on the facilities they offer. Where to live? The twentieth century nomad has plenty of choices when he looks through the directory that both names and grades the mobile home camps. Look for the stars —one for the minimum accommodations, five for the maximum, with a gold star for those that arc really great. If you like cheap living and mobility (although you can stay put if you want to), these homes on wheels might fill the bill. Around five million Americans say they do. YEAR AGO IN TMI EYE ON FRANZENBURG Grundy Center Register - State Treasurer Paul Franzenburg, in a talk to Grundy Center Rotarians last week, impressed his listeners as a man with a deep understanding of state government, and a person who is dedicated to" seeing that the taxpayer gets the services for which he pays, from the agencies of government. .Our State Treasurer has a thorough understanding of the operation of government, and he has a sincere, business-like approach to soJving its problems. He agrees that many economies could be effected thru streamlining arid reorganizing state government offices arid agencies. Mn the office of State Treasurer, many of his procedures Have saved the State thousands of dollars. •If Governor Harold Hughes decides to run for higher political office, the democratic party and the State would do well to have Paul as their candidate for Governor. ; Government needs people of Paul's integrity and capacity for meeting and solving its problems. The State is fortunate to have him now. We hope he will eventually proceed to higher office in government. If he does, our executive department will continue to be in good hands. * * * TILLING PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE : Emmetsburg Reporter - "A federal injection of about $6.5 billion has hardly dented hard-core poverty in the mountains and valleys of Appalachia — for two years a showpiece of the government's antipoverty and development programs." So began an article by Associated Press writers, Gaylord Shaw and John Koenig, Jr. " Mr. Shaw and Mr. Koenig take the reader on a tour of the entire Appalachian region which extends the length of the Appalachian Mountain Range from New York to Alabama, tt is a region of rugged mountains, valley and fivers, as well as one of poverty. The govern- (jnent has classed 5.18 million of the 16.8 friillion people living in the area as poverty Stricken. It appears that one of the problems {* that so many government agencies are working in Appalachia to improve the lot of (he people that there is a great deal of waste and overlapping effort. Innumerable programs are pouring money in housing, schools, roads and health facilities. But, the overall affect of the expenditure of more than $6.5 billion in two years is hard to evaluate. ' Perhaps the biggest lesson in Appalachia may turn out to be that the development of a culture is a slow and painstaking process that piust come from within the people themselves. Money alone cannot do the job. Nor can a pre-conceived idea of how people should live be imposed upon a populace by sociologists and urban developers. In the Appalachian region, many mountainers do not wish to move into urban centers and live in neatly planned communities. As one said, "I don't like cities. Too much noise." RIGHT OF DISSENT Iowa Falls Citizen - Iowa seems to have more than its share of discussion recently on the subject of controversial speakers, professors and students in its state-supported universities. One might come to the conclusion that we're supplanting Berkeley or Greenwich" Village. One legislature has even contacted a case of "stomach distress." In spite of the legislative rumblings, it should be remembered that the leaders in the Legislature sidetracked any direct action. Had this not been the case and the lawmakers demanded the firing of the dissident prof at the University of Iowa, we'd been in far more serious trouble. "Academic freedom" is of serious concern to the intellectual community and deserves a generous measure of understanding from laymen. To the average person, most things are black and white . . . clear cut ... with very few "gray areas." However, to the teacher and student, daily life is much different. They're dealing with ideas and the formation of opinions. Even something as definite as mathematics has differences as to how it is best taught. This is one of the reasons that young adults go to college. They must be inquisitive and receptive to hearing differences of opinions. Those who have even the slightest degree of objectivity to their studies know that they'll hpnr different political and economic theories from different professors. It is fine for the public to be interested and concerned, but Iowa's universities seem perfectly capable of keeping dissent and discussion in their proper perspective. Consider the administration's proposed 1968 budget of $135 billion. Shave that down to a per-day cost and the sum still is a staggering $370 million, or better than a third of a billion dollars. Only the cost per second Is really meaningful for most of us. That comes to $4,281. When you stop to think that the fruits of a full year of working at your job would serve to keep Uncle Sam in the chips only a second or two, you begin to realize just how big- and how expensive-this government of ours really is, FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 17, 1957 Various forms of flu, Asiatic or otherwise, had accounted for an increasing number of absentees in Algona schools. Supt. 0. B. Laing stated there were 65 high school and 22 junior high students on the sick list on press day, while at Bryant a total of 60 were missing from classes. The flue had taken its toll of the 310 enrollment in LuVerne schools also. There were 30 absent from high school and 55 from the grades, and also three teachers, Mrs. Catherine Schade, principal of the grades, Donna Hill and Mrs. Vernon Daley. - o - Mrs. Roscoe Mawdsley, Algona, entertained her birthday club members in honor of the anniversary of Mrs. Matthew Streit. Mrs. Don Hutchison was a guest. Other members were Helen Dingley, Mrs. Rhoda Bonar, Mrs. Howard Beardsley, Mrs. L. E. Linnan, Mrs. Marie Kunz, Mrs. H. M. Smith and Mrs. Cydney Laird. - o- Walter Freillnger, St. Joe, who had the misfortune to have his right hand severely mangled in a corn picker, was improving satisfactorily at St. Joseph's Mercy hospital, jp"t. Dodge, but would have to remain in the hospital for skin grafting. - o - Dennis Lieb, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lieb, Algona, was home after a four-year enlistment in the Air Force, three years of which was served in England. He was employed by Everds Bros. - o- of the cross-country track team, and the one-mile relay team which had set a new all-time record for the Drake Relays the previous spring. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Edward Meyer of Fenton observed their silver wedding anniversary at St. John's Lutheran parlors. A dinner was served at 6 p. m. to the honored couple and 150 relatives and friends. Among those present were the attendants for the wedding of 25 years ago, Dr. August Krause of Cherokee, Fred Meyer of Fenton, Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson of Lone Rock and Mrs. Harold Gross of Whittemore. - o Robbie Hutchins, substitute Bulldog end for Algona High, added three very vital points after touchdown, including the game winning effort, as Algona buirped Clarion 21-20. Robbie was shown"about to put the foot to the ball for his final place- kick of the night. The boot came with the score tied, 2020, and gave the Bulldogs the win. Dave Richardson was shown holding the ball for Hutchins while the entire Algona line battled to hold back the surge of white- jerseyed Clarion defenders attempting to block the kick. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Howard Batt,Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Abbas of Burt were hosts to the school custodians from the area at Burt Community school. A pot-luck supper at 6 p. m. started the evening's festivities. - o- Tom Trenary and Herman Schroeder of Portland twp., and Eff Stewart of Burt left on a fishing trip up into Minnesota around Osakis. CENTENNIAL Keystone lodge 206, A.F. & A.M., Wyoming, observed its centennial June 10 with special activities including a visit from the Grand lodge officers. Unable to find rental quarters In Algona to resume shoe repair operations Nick Maharas had rented the former barber shop quarters at Burt and expected to open business there soon. The building belonged to Wm. Schroeder. Nick planned to commute between his 12-acre "farm" here and Burt with his son Bill doing the farming. - o - Mrs. Roy Jensen, Lone Rock, entertained In honor of Mrs. Fred Dransfeldfs birthday. Guests were Mesdames A. J. Elsbecker, Dale Jensen, Russell Jensen, Roger Jensen and Miss Tina Jensen and the honoree. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Olsen, Seneca, entertained at a family gathering honoring their little granddaughter, Jeannette Preston, on her second birthday anniversary. - o The Raymond Smith family and Ray's mother, Mrs. Ida Smith, Lakota, left for a few days trip to McGregor, la. and other places of interest in that part of the state. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coyle, Ottosen, entertained in their home on their 28th wedding anniversary at a 7 o'clock dinner. Five hundred was played and winners at cards were Mrs. Herman Pooch and Edward Zinnel, high; Mrs. Roy Telford and Eugene Hoflus, low. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tellord and Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel and Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Meyer and Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme, Mr. and Mrs. Max Clark and Mickey, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pooch and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hoflus. FKOM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 23, 1947 Homecoming festivities for Algona High School's student body began with the nomination of girls for queen and candidates were Alice Buss and Audrey Voyles, seniors; Midge McGuire and Janice Bartholomew, juniors. Cheerleaders who would be charged with the task of bringing student fever to its peak prior to and during the all-important football game against Clarion were Janice Bartholomew, Ruth Rellly, Janet Reding and Marcie Putz. There was a possibility 1 *of a National Guard field artillery battery being established in Algona in the near future. Algona and its vicinity would have to supply 84 men to form a unit but it was believed that could be easily done. - o - Mrs. Carrie St. John, Algona, gave a party for her daughter, Beverly, who was celebrating her llth birthday. Guests were Ruth Shierk, Karen Downey, Adris Jane Ried, Judy Sorenson, Donna Powers, Venissa Johnson, Dorothy Hagg, Betty McConnell and Dorothy Schoby. - o - Election of officers was held by the Farm Bureau and Wm. Dodds, Jr. of Union twp. accepted the job of president for another year; Bertha Sarchett, vice president and chairman of women's work; and Glen Jenkinson became the new secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bowman and Rudolph Will and daughter were on the serving committee. I I If I I % m m [gmw Uppi 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 19 lOUIfl PRESS' iRSSOCIRIIOIT 67 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KO5SUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER jij |A$(fbc&Tlj?N | ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL I ?! ;'! ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA 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) :••:• The caption on a picture read "Who Bet On Yanks f It seemed that baseball fans,Grady Phillips and Cec Taylor of Algona, made a little wager on the World Series ., . and the outcome was depicted in the photo as the "bet" was officially paid off. Using a steel wheelbarrow and his own leg power, Loser Phillips was trundling Winner Taylor down State Street in full view of all citizens. Final destination was a State street cafe where it was reported Grady also popped for the coffee. The closing sentence read "Who picked the Yanks? Just take a look at Grady*s face 1" Clarence Gardner, Swea City, would be honored as "Dad of the Day" at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. The selection was made in recognition of his son, Jim, a senior student at the college. "Dad" Gardner would be introduced at the half when State Teachers played Augustana, and Mr. and Mrs. Gardner would be guests at a dinner preceding the game, and at the college dance later in the evening. The younger Gardner, a science major, was president of Men's Union, a member of Phi Sigma EpsiJon, and had maintained a high scholastic record. He also was a member CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS I. Commanded 5. Skin lumori 9. Formar Cl«ch prjiidenl 10. Regions 12. Forebodings 13. Serious 14. Extinct bird 15. N»w England capital 16. Negotiate 19. Thoroughfare obbr. 20. Half an em 21. Veinof ' a leaf 22. Bainter, Wroy and Frank 24. Experts wilh foils 26. Clly In W. Ukraine 28. Tuber: So. Am. 29. Part of •lobe" 31. Exclamation 32. Sink (g vessel) deliberately 34. Assault 37. Belonging to him 30. Step 39, Fragrant 41. Place In a row 42. Callous 43. Sufficient: poet 44. Beards ol rye DOWN 1. Lament 2. Near poet. 3. Sanctum 4. large worm 5. Cart 6. Blunders 7. lidy 8. Piquant 9. Bulged, in French upholstery II. Dispatches IS. Kind of faucet 17. Flourished 18. French river 22. Campus group lor short 23. Like 24. Buddha 25. Sh.eld 26. Tibetan capital 27. Thatched roof rod 29. Foreigners 30. Untidy 32. Twist 33. Spine 35. Tin Foil 36. Japanese primitive 39. Ejc'.lama- lion 40. Humble 12. 14 Ib 2.0 V W 41 4* 5b IB ^^ JS 2.6 VI y» 44 40 V) W - o- A new safe weighing 1,800 Ibs. was Installed In the Lakota post office and other equipment was expected soon. Walter B. Leslie was postmaster. - o - The Ladles Aid at Lotts Creek met at the Lutheran school with Mrs. Lydla Wetzel as hostess. Visitors were Mesdames Richard Potratz and Albert Behnke, Whittemore; Mrs, Howard Bler- stedt, Fenton; and Mrs. George Wolter and Loren. - o- Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom of the Four Corners area entertained at a Sunday dinner the Quentln Bjustrom, Lawrence Klrsch, Robert Walker, Ralph Walker and ForrestGilmore families and Mr, and Mrs. Raymond Walker. The Quentln Bjustroms entertained the group with movies taken on their recent two-weeks trip to California. - o - Erwin Mertz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mertz, Sr., St. Joe, underwent an appendicitis operation in St. Joseph's Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge. For And About Teenagers J THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I can't think of any way to tell you about my problem except right out. I met this girl last year in school. We both play in the band and that's how we met. We got along alright — as classmates, that is — until Christmas vacation. Then I missed her and decided I wanted to date her. I didn't know how, so I askea a friend who is very popular and he said I should write her a note and tell her I "• liked her., 1 did this and, after • she read-.the note, she wouldn't i.-.even look at me.-I guess lean' blame her. I had no right to embarrass her like that. I wondered if you could tell me how to apologize and get her to be friends again." OUR REPLY: If you were Iriends at school, it was not necessary to send her a note. You could have telephoned. A note would not embarrass her, unless you had someone deliver it for you, or said something in the note that you should not have said. Why don't you telephone her. Ask if the note embarrassed her. If so, apologize, and see where things go from there. School should be open by now, giving you the opportunity to ask her personally. In the meantime, don't send her any more notes. . ., tf you have a leenage problem you want to ditcuit, or an observation to make, address you letter to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. Professional Directory Vtf: 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. 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 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY ' Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 5:* Chiropractor 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 fe^ <b»«t^, ,~!U~ / «V*«i^* ^y / / t/ \\ / / i fiT* V--¥ pf-t*a igrT ^. ^y 1 "^ VK \ > CARLSON Form MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV» N. Oodg* Ph. 395-3891 MISCELLANEOUS .S:::88S::::s::;:*:¥:¥::::^ Credit Bureau of jKossuth County Collectritp Sprviop Factbilt Reports

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