The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 7, 1967 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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don smith YIPPEE I Thanks to a large percentage (and bla-a-a-a to those who didn't contribute) of the fine persons living in Algona, the United Fund topped its $16,000 goal — which was the largest amount we can remember being sought, and in record time, 30 days. The workers, headed by Pudge Miller, president of the organization, and Harry Greenberg, drive chairman, right on down to the door-to-door canvassers, who certainly take on a rugged job, did a terrific piece of work during October — and as a result, residents here will continue to have only one fund drive per year without a return to the 14 or so prior to 1959 when United Fund was kicked off in Algona. BESIDES the thanks to the workers, this column would like to give a real big bouquet to all who contributed— and we happen to know that many gave more than their share, based on earnings. So, despite lack of support from some quarters, the drive was a smash hit. Good work! WHILE Halloween pranks here were mostly of a minor variety, with no one getting hurt in the process, undoubtedly in part due to the Lions Club's annual big party— reports from some other areas were not good. DesMoines had its share of rugged goings-on, including cases of quite young children getting knocked down by brave (?) teenagers — and their collection of goodies stolen. Pumpkins got thrown around, too, with a large number of them winding up in a swimming pool (after smashing their way through a $350 plastic cover) and some others getting tossed through car windows. Too bad it isn't possible to guarantee some way that all offenders will wind up with the devil. FOR better or worse, our reputation depends mainly on what people say about us behind our back. HERE'S an item that arrived in our mailbag last week; "CITATION - The award of Knight Commander of Midnight Fusiliers is bestowed upon Don Smith for his outstanding achievement in braving the hazards of the Algona Dump in order that an unaware citizenry might learn the truth that a pic is worth ten thousand words. It is ordained and published that perils in civilian life are far too often left to chance recognition and it is our firm belief, in making this award, that the gallantry in action exhibited by Mr. Smith should not go into limbo. It is, therefore, ordered and decreed that Mr. Smith, upon receipt of this message, be allowed a full 15 minutes at his next morning coffee break instead of the prevailing 3 1/2 minute break that is customary and permitted on the premises/' Our sincere thanks for the award go to M. Waller, California Chapter, Midnight Fusiliers, GOV. Ronald Reagan's angry retorts to a Drew Pearson column which referred to "a homosexual ring operating" in Ms office got pretty good coverage. The column said eight men were involved, including two former members of Reagan's staff. The intensity of Regan's statement that "I think Drew Pearson shouldn't be using a typewriter and paper. He's better with a pencil on out-building walls," showed that the California governor was not too happy with Pearson. However, we read Pearson and think it's too bad there aren't more men like him in top writing jobs — maybe if the American public were better informed by such men, all of our government messes could be lessened. A budding author sent a poem to an editor and wrote, "Please let me know at once if you can use it for I have other irons in the fire." The editor wrote back, "Remove irons and insert poem." THE Senate Finance Committee has decided all of us employees need a wage cut to help put a damper on inflation. That's not exactly their decision, but if s what is going to happen, anyway. Social Security benefits are going up — and so is the amount that will be withheld from the working man's check. And, of course, the employer is getting tapped again, too. There's 4.4. percent being paid by the employee and a like amount by the employer now— and the increase will up both portions to 4.8 percent. Each half will rise from a maximum now of $290 to $440. Those guys we sent to Washington sure do a great job! Hah! - ?HERE'S another item on taxes that is interesting. It seems there's a fellow at the Anamosa Reformatory who was convicted of breaking and entering, paroled, then recommitted for leaving the scene of an accident. Now, he is taken each day toIowaCitywhere he attends the University of Iowa FREE - with every Iowa taxpayer chipping in to make his education possible. His free education is due to a 122 I.Q. We think the man should serve his term, then go after an education on his own after he is released. The overly- nice treatment of criminals nowadays is ridiculous. Take a look at crime statistics. The increase is tragic. Legislators had better get capital punishment back on the books — and fast — so peace officers and the courts have something to hold over the heads of would-be criminals. We need something to deter crime. A woman bought a new wig and thought it would be a good joke to surprise her husband at the office. She walked in on him and asked, "Do you think you could find a place in your life for a woman like me?" "Not a chance," he snapped, "you remind me too much of my wife." I Area Angus Breeders To Chicago Meet Berl Priebe, Algona, and Ben G. Studer, Wesley, registered Angus cattle breeders, have been selected to represent members of the American Angus Association from Iowa at the annual meeting of the national beef reg- istry organization on Nov. 20 in Chicago. Iowa is one of the top ten states in the nation in Angus registrations. The annual meeting of the American Angus Association is held each year during the International Livestock Exposition. Delegates from every state in the union elect officers and new members to the board of directors and conduct other official business of the Association. The American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri, is the largest beef cattle registry organization in the world. It is composed of 51,000 active life members and 12,000 junior members who during the 1967 fiscal year registered 404,348 head of bulls and heifers and sold (transferred ownership) 304,682 head of cattle. Iowa breeders registered 30,113 head. In addition 296 adults and 100 youngsters from Iowa were elected to membership in the American Angus Association during the past year. Three Straight A Students, Twin Rivers The following members of the Twin Rivers High School student body achieved the academic honor roll for the first quarter of the 1967-68 school year. 4. would be a straight A average. In order to make the honor roll a student must have a 3. average or above. Freshmen- Randall Thompson (4.), Marilyn Olson, MarlysRos- sing, Mary Hosford, Kris Mathiason, Pat Benjamin, Dennis Vosberg, Judy Johnson, Jean Zeman, Tuwday, Nov. 7, 1967 Algona (la.) Upptr D«» MoinM-3 Brent Hanson, Greg Jenson, Iris Johnson, Theda Salmon, and Gary Telford. Sophomores — Jackie Jacobson (4.X Robert Olson, Diane Olson, and Jeanne Pflibsen. Juniors - Chris Hoyt, Nancy Halsrud, JoEllen Meyer, Elaine Sorlien, Lorrie Wendt, Alice Eastman, Richard Jenson, Marlys Kemna, Russ Thompson, Becky Aure, Marsha Hacker, Calvert Janssen, Jackie Kinne, Valerie Monson, Ruth Olson, Julie Ver Steeg, Dana Vige, and Mike Zeimet. Seniors —Doug Logue (4.), Jan Bjordal, Kathy Jacobson, Linda Vosberg, Mike Christensen, Jeanle Evenson, Jerry DeBoom, Dale Frederick, and Marlyce Tompklns. Field Trip Barbara Percival, Algona, will be among 28 University of Iowa coeds who will make Chicago their classroom on a three-day home-economics field trip to the windy city early next week. Miss Percival, a junior at the U of I this year, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Percival. Health and Beauty Aids ALKA-SELTZER . ..»««48c RIGHT GUARD. . R e 3 . $,.oo 66c LOVING CARE.-3 *uo $U7 EX LARGE SIZE GLEEM . BAYER ASPIRIN . Be 48c Phone 295-3411 295-3177 PUBLIC AUCTION For the purpose of settling with the Amelia Berninghaus Heirs will offer for sale to the highest bidder on November 17, 1967, at 1:30 o'clock P.M. at the Court Room in the Court House, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT NO. 1. The North Half (N 1 /^) of the Northeast Quarter (NE'/i) of Section Twenty (20), Township Ninety-six (96) North, Range Thirty (30), West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, 80 acres more or less. TRACT NO. 2. The Northwest Quarter (NW'/<i) of Section Twenty-one (21), Township Ninety-six (96) North, Range Thirty (30), West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, 160 acres more or less. LOCATION: Four miles North of Whittemore on Highway No. 44 and one mile East. SOIL: Tract No. 1 — Clarion. Tract No. 2 — Clarion — Webster — Lamoure. Good Drainage — Good state of cultivation. IMPROVEMENTS: Tract No. 1 — House, good shape; Barn 28'x32'; Garnary, 800 bushels; Corn crib, 800 bushels; Poultry house, 10'x24'; Machine shed 20'x40' (metal). Tract No. 2 - House 20'x26'xl6' with 16'xl6'xl6' addition; Garage; Crib and granary 28'x22'x9' ; Brooder house 12'xl6'; Hog house 24'x40'x6'; Feed house 10'x8'; Poultry house 16'x68' with 16'x20' addition; Pump house 4'x6'x4'; Sheep barn 12'xl4' ; Silo 12'x20'x20'. POSSESSION: March 1, 1968. TERMS: Ten per cent of purchase price upon execution of customary contract on date of sale. Balance on March 1, 1968, upon delivery of deed and abstract showing merchantable title. For further particulars see: A, J. Ricklefs, Referee Winkel & Winkel or McMahon and Cassel, Attorneys for Referee (85 & 87)

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