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2-Algona (la.) Upper DM Moinw Thursday, Oct. 26, 1967 A GRIM OUTLOOK Only 2 percent of the total population of Asia is within the North and South Vietnam borders. With that in mind, the recent speech of Secretary of State Rusk is indeed grim. He asserted that the Vietnam war in which we are engaged is not a localized action to preserve the integrity of South Vietnam but is one phase of a much larger purpose, to stop the expansion of China and impose upon Asia the kind of stability which in the American interest is the kind we want. This, you will note, is quite a switch from the original purpose given for our Vietnam involvement, In other words, Secretary Rusk is saying that our present course of action is but one small part of the total picture. We are out to make all of Asia over into our own image, if we interpret him correctly. So far we have only involved ourself with 2 percent of Asia's population. When we contemplate what could happen in trying to manage the other 98 percent we indeed shudder. The question of military progress never has been a real issue. With 500,000 American troops and millions in aid each month of course there is progress. The only question is, what kind of progress ? There is almost an element of madness in our stubborn policy, which not content with the present situation, even outlines far greater involvement for the Unitd States. Is it any wonder that there is growing ap- pehension in all quarters about our Southeast Asian adventure ? TEACHER 'MUSCLE' IN POLITICS If teachers in the Iowa State Education Association follow the advice of their president, Supt. Elrner Cast of the Keokuk school system, they will have more than term papers and tests to keep them busy. In his address to the annual convention, Supt. Cast made a host of suggestions regarding teachers and their local political activities. Some of them were pretty blunt. Among ihe suggestions to the teacher organization were these: "You can help write local party platforms and planks which then influence state platforms." "Your local association can help nominate and elect good school board members. IN MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE TEACHER VOTE WILL SWING THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS." "You can show up at school budget hearings and commend the board for plans which taxpayer groups may be on hand to protest. You can protest the school budget yourself if it is not sufficient." According to the Des Moines Register, these were direct, quoted statements. There is, of course, no reason why school teachers should not take an active interest in the general political scene, and in local elections as well. As an educated group, they should. But Supt. Cast's comments on "swinging school board elections" is a bit strong, and almost a threat in itself. There also seems to be a slight touch of arrogance in his comments. People generally do want good education and seldom protest with vigor larger school budgets by the year. The larger budgets are usually due to higher teacher salaries, incidentally. However, all school costs on the local level are mainly paid for by local taxes — or have been. As laws change, this might change with increased state and federal "aid." But even here, it all eventually comes from taxes in one form or another. But there ARE financial limits. We'd just like to think that Mr. Cast and members of his association also have a little heart for the ordinary people that pay the bill, and that it is still supposed to be a wide open field as to who can run for school boards, with the general public having a voice in the final selection. Quality has everything in its favor including the price. Benton, Mo., Democrat: "Freedom does not confer financial security, only the opportunity to work for it." A HEAVY BLOW CentervilU lowegian — I was in Des Moines last week talking to a man who makes it his business to keep well posted on taxation. Me said that the hardest hit group was manufacturing. They are going to pay out three times as much as they will receive back in the form of property tax relief. Also he said that 1he farmers were going to be shocked when this new 27 per cent of market value assessment really takes over. The legislature passed that as a low, making it mandatory. Since farm land over the state is the most under- assessed category of property, this 27 per cent thing is going to hit the farmers a good hard lick. Farm land as an average in Iowa is now assessed in the high teens, according to the tax expert. As I've said, it is really too bad the legislature bought the service taxation feature. At any rate it should have been much more limited. Apparently this service tax thing was the brain child of Governor Hughes, but the legislature didn't need to knuckle to gubernatorial dictation. The legislature is co-equal to the executive, not subservient. If higher income, both personal and corporate, and a three cent sales tax had been voted, people would have yelled, but the yelling wouldn't have lasted long. But when people start paying a tax for haircuts, thats something else again. A ROMAN PROPHECY Newark, Calif., Argus: "We are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our income and our Investments, on our land and our property, not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of men, but for foreign nations, for complaisant nations who will bow to us and accept our largest and promise to assist us in the keeping of the peace—these mendicant nations who will destroy us when we show a moment of weakness or our treasury is bare, and surely it is becoming bare . . .' Now who was it said that ? Must have been some member of the U.S. Senate for it fits exactly what has been going on in Washington. No, the orator was Cicero of ancient Rome—the Rome that fell as a result of corruption at home and over-extension abroad." SYMBOL OF THE BEARD Ken Miller in Armstrong Journal — The issue of beards seems to be coming to the fore. It is a shame that this formerly-respected, custom of male facial adornment has become a controversial issue. But that's the way good (or at least harmless things) go. They get in with the wrong crowd and are deprecated by society for the connection. Remember the once respected status of the swastika, used since antiquity as a decorative symbol? What happened to it-trie Nazis turned it to run clockwise and at the same time into a symbol of terror and tyranny. The same thing has happened with the beard (and long hair). Great and illustrious men in history have worn beards (and long hair). Then the beatniks and now the "Hippies" have acquired the custom. The association in the minds (which creates prejudice) of many people is distinctly negative. Who can blame them, as this is life in a civilized society. It is the major characteristic of man-kind that makes him a social creature. Now, we all know a person should be judged on his true self? It is certainly not logical to judge a person with a beard as a kook, but the premise is there, if not in fact, then in the minds o the beholder. If a person goes naked down the street, is he all right? Perhaps it is a matter of degree. Oakfield, N.Y., Independent: "Good unions don't need compulsory membership and the bad unions don't deserve it. 19 States already' have Right to Work laws, and so will California and several other States if given the right to vote upon the issue." Yankton, S.D., Press & Dakotan: "Might we suggest that the first picture to be used on the next six-cent stamp could approximately be an American taxpayer standing with his bare chest showing- indicating that he had already lost his shirt." :W:: : ::W:W^^^^ 'The worst of It Is, I still have tickets for the Sky Ride, the Space Trip, the Dodgem Can, the ..." For And About Teenagers ] (I WANT TO HOW To DANCE. THE WEEK'S LETTER: ' am fourteen years old and have this problem. My friends are teaching me to dance, but every time they start to teach me, I get a silly feeling and then I chicken out. I want to learn how to dance, but what can I do? Will you help me?" OUR REPLY: No one can help you unless you help yourself. Begin by realizing that this "silly" feeling is reluctance, or the fear that you will not do well. Dancing is something new to you, but, like the new things you will encounter for the rest oi your life, it will be "old hat" one just of these days if you go ahead, without delay. It is quite natural to be apprehensive about any kind of anew experience. The people who become successful in life are the ones who are determined to do things. They are also the happiest. They realize that life is an experience and there is little future in not being a part of the world in which you live. Take your dancing lessons. Each time you dance, you will note the "sUly" feeling is lessened. Eventually, it will disappear. H you hova a U«no9« problem you want to diicuti, or an obitrvation lo mok>, addroti you I.H.r lo FOI AND ABOUT TEENAOERS, COMMUNITY AND SUBUMAN MESS SEKVICE. FMNKFOKT, KY. 20 YESES AGO IN THI gfeorra Upper Be* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER lAS/Tbc/ ii ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL 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 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) FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 30, 1947 Weatherman Harry Nolle saw a similarity in the then existing weather condition and those which preceded the "great Armistice Day blizzard" of 1940. He advised that folks keep posted on how the weather was going and what the forecasts were, so that livestock, orchards and poultry would not be caught again in a devastating freeze. - o Kossuth county's Community Chest Drive had passed the one- third mark. A total of $6,566 had been turned in but only six precincts outside of Algona had reported, and the Algona drive was not completed. Algona's goal of $7,150 was about $2,000 short. - o About eighty attended the county meeting of the Federated Women's Clubs held in Burt. Mrs. W. B. Officer of Burt called the meeting to order; Mrs. J. B. Asa, county vice chairman, gave a report on the state Federated Council meeting held at Council Bluffs; a report on the district meeting at Emmetsburg was given by Mrs. Pearl Mertz of Doan; and a round table discussion was led by the district director, assisted by Mrs. Howard French, Mrs. Homer Downs and Mrs. H. E. Woodward. - o City police were quite happy about the new two-hour parking rules. Not a single summons had to be issued for overtime parking as the new rule went into its third week of operation. Cecil McGinm's, one uf the police force, said that out-of-town folks had complimented the city on the two-hour rule and found it most convenient. - o Mr. and Mrs. Homer Young, Algona, were expecting their daughter, Doris, R. N., from Candle, Alaska. She was flying to Fairbanks, Alaska, and would visit her sister Dorothy who did secretarial work there, and then to Algona for an extended visit with her parents. Doris was a nurse with an arctic circle company and had been in Alaska for two years. - o Justice of the Peace, Delia Welter, and her sister, Edith, County Farm Bureau office girl, were spending a week in the Ozarks. Mrs. Wm. Dodds, Jr., Halloween party at the Howard Long home in Plum Creek with Abbie Tjaden and Jessie Sarchett assisting. Nina Taylor and Alice Weisbrod had charge of the program. Guests were Mrs. Henry Tjaden, Mrs. Presley Sarchett and Mrs. Edward Long. - o Dorothy Home of Emmetsburg won first place in the Grid Guessers contest; Cecil Seege- barth, Lone Rock, took second place; and third place went to Mrs. George Pettit, another Lone Rock entry. 10VHRS AGO IN TMI Union twp., was substituting for Edith. - o Rebecca Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hantelman, Fenton, was baptized at St. John's Lutheran church, with Mrs. Gerhart Hantelman of Fenton and Waldemar Schmidtke of Morristown, Minn., as sponsors. The dress worn by Rebecca Ann for baptism had been made 32 years ago by her grandmother, Mrs. W. B. Schmidtke, and had been used since that time for baptisms in the Schmidtke family. - o - S/Sgt. Paul Garry came home to Ledyard for a two week's furlough. He had been in Camp Boca Raton, Fla. which had been destroyed by a hurricane and was among the service men who helped evacuate the people from their ruined and flooded homes. Upon his return he would be transferred to Camp McDiel, Fla. x - o- Pupils on the honor roll at the Lone Rock High School for the first six weeks of school were Derra Dickinson, Joanne Meyer, Shirley Mitchell, Fritz Newbrough, Betty Shaser, 9th grade; Donald Jensen, Delores Marlow, Marvel Schmidt, Kathryn Willrett, 10th grade; Joan Flaig, Phyllis Mitchell, Helen Sprank, Joan Zwiefel, llth grade; and Helen Schmidt, 12th grade. - o The Busy Bee Club held its FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 24, 1957 Richard Madsen, Wesley, suffered a badly cut right arm below the elbow when he was riding on a corn picker driven by Carl Froehlich on the Madsen farm. His arm caught on the rollers. Twenty-four stitches were required to close the wound. - o Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Elsbecker and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kuchynka of Algona were guests at the Dennis Elsbecker home, Lone Rock, in honor of their son Michael's first birthday. - o Shirley Miller, a senior at St. Cecelia's Academy, Algona, was pictured being crowned Queen of the carnival which was held in the Academy hall. Presiding at the crowning ceremony was Jim Cink, also a St. Cecelia' senior. Miss Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller, was one of four candidates for the honor. Others were Margaret Goecke, freshman, Betty Cink, sophomore, and Jane Nelson, junior. Money raised by carnival activities was turned over to the athletic fund of the school and was used to purchase equipment and other necessities. - o The T. C. Hutchisons, Algona, went to Ames where they heard their son, Tom, retiring president of the state Student Council/ give—a -speech-.—Linda Smith was installed as a state cabinet member and :i o1tier delegates from Algona High were Karen Hutchins, Carol Shore, Jim Anderson and Jerry Rupp. Faculty advisor was Mr. Stephens. - o Mrs. C. L. Young was hostess to the Portland Social Club with 12 members attending. Mrs. Edmund Larsen had the program and Mrs. Franz Teeter was in charge of fun time. Election of officers was held with Mrs. Larsen elected chairman; Mrs. Jesse Harms, vice chairman; and Mrs. Tony Jandl, secretary and treasurer. - o Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Bergman, Meredith, Kenny and Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Menke, Jan and Kay, and Cletus Dorr and Arliss, all of Bancroft, attended the capping of Donna Bergman and Alice Menke at St. Joseph chapel at Sioux City. The next day, Donna and Alice, accompanied by Lavon Winkel, Algona, and Pat Kollasch, Whittemore, spent several days with their respective parents. - o Darlene Plathe, daughter of CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 5. Reach. 6. Bang: 9. Smell 10. Cipher 31. Of birds 12. Wanderer 14. Afforded 15. Go (over to) 16. One hundred sq. meters 17. Mandate 18. Meshed fabric 19. The 1 Formosa 22. Measure of land S3. Sour, like vinegar 25. Oa 27. Rented SO. Arctic gu\t and its river 31. Thrice: prefix 32. Perform 33. Declares 35. Revolve 37. Nominal capital of Bolivia 38. Pursue. 39. Flay 40. Protagonist 41. Discover «. Verity DOWN 1. Secret 2. Chief Norse god 3. Ditch 4. Falcon of sea 5. Dlatort 6. Plunder 7. Moves forward 8. More humble 11. Woe is me! 13. Network 15. Military engagements 20. Pillages 21. First- rate 22. Man's name 24. Over: poet. 25. Foreman 26. Blunt .28. American inventor 29. Ready for . eating, as a roast 31. Tiny: QH an ana aaaa uasaaaaa acaan aaa an 34. Journey 35. Noah's first son 36. Peel 38. Mandarin IS 53 vT V* 41 29 14 21 V n 10 14 40 18 16 v\ Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser A Delicate Dilemma. Dropped in on a couple of old friends the other day, .lack and Jean Hnxter. Jack is retiring in a few weeks time and I wanted to hear their plans. Well, I chose just the right day — to land bang in the mid- dle'of u lively family conference. Was all for beating a quick retreat, but Jean said "No, this is right in your line, nnd we need an unbiassed opinion." "That's right" agreed Jack, looking slightly harassed. "Let me tell you the problem. John Jr. here.'nnd Nancy, want us to move in with them. Plenty of room for all of us they say, and they'll be right on top if we want someone to talk to, break a leg, or whatever. We can save money too, spend it on that trip we've always wanted. "I must admit I appreciate their wanting us, and I know Jean fancies herself in the role 01 live-in baby sitter — she just dotes on those three grandchildren of ours — but somehow I'm not sure it would work. I've always believed parents and their married children shouldn't live together. What do you think Gerald?" I didn't even have to think what my answer would be, though I tried to make it tactful. Had To Be Right. To my mind Jack was one hundred per cent right. Unless you're a saintly kind of bird, and your wife an absolute angel, this kind of arrangement Is probably not for you. At our time of life we're fixed in our ways, aren't flexible enough to live in someone else's home _ its difficult enough at any age. At the same time we don't get any less touchy In our feelings. Maybe we're even more prone to pick up slights and insults, to feel ignored or neglected. Can we keep quiet while our children discuss a problem to which we know all the answers — or think we do? Can we give up our privacy, adjust to a different schedule? Will we mind not having a place of our own to entertain our friends? And how about that babysitting? Can we really tolerateso much healthy noise every day of the week? Seems to me we're all better off on our own. That way no one gets upset. And when we do get together with our children and grandchildren It's lots more fun. A Delicate Delemma. So if your solicitous offspring beg you to move In, be pleased and grateful; but don't do it until you've asked yourself some searching questions — such as those I've just posed. In the end you may find yourself agreeing with your old friend, yours truly Gerald Andrews. Mr. and Mrs. Milford Plathe, St. Joe, celebrated her sixth birthday with birthday cake and ice cream following the six o'clock supper. Attending were her grandparents, Herman Plathe and Mr. and Mrs. John Thul; other guests included Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas and family, Mrs. Richard Thul and family, and Mrs. Sylvester Wagner and family. - o Sunday visitors in the Roelf Miller home, Fenton, were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ricklefs and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ricks of Titonka; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winter and Julie of Lakota, Mrs. Heiko Adams, Delia and Marion, and Wessel Jutting of Buffalo Center. - o Helen Lickteig, Janice Richtsmeier, Kathleen Studer, Marilyn Hugh and a classmate, Mary DePudyt, all students at Good Council Academy, spent the weekend at Wesley at their respective parental homes. Mrs. J. P. Studer went up to get the young ladies and the Albert Lick- teigs were to take them back. - o Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Johnson, Ottosen, entertained Mr. and Mrs. John Larson of West Bend at supper on Mrs. Larson's birthday. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jacobson and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Larson. - o Dr. and Mrs. Pierre Sartor of Titonka celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary and Mrs. Sartor's 78th birthday with a family dinner and a coffee hour from 3 to 4 p. m. The Sartors came to Titonka in 1918 where Dr. Sartor had practiced until past two years. - o Don Elbert, son pf ..the Ralph Elberts, Algona, was one of four Johns Hopkins University students awarded scholarships and fellowships by the Union Carbide Corp. in the fields of physics and engineering. Professional Directory INSURANCE ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY DOCTORS 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 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. 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 CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY \Wi N. Dodge Ph. 395-3891 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 Credit Bureau of Kojsuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports

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