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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 9, 1967
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2-Algena (la.) Upper Des Moinei Thursday, Nov. 9, 196? QUITE AN IDEA A three-point peace plan to end the "hopeless and dangerous" policy the United States is following in Vietnam was suggested recently by the new general secretary of the World Council of Churches. The Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, speaking "as a loyal American citizen and as a servant of a world Christian body" with member churches in more than 80 nations and territories, proposed: 1. An unconditional halt now to the bombing of North Vietnam. ("Peace in Vietnam can only be established by a political rather than a military solution.") 2. Let a high-level conference of free Asian and Pacific governments decide whether American forces should stay in Vietnam or pull out. ("If the majority insist that we must stay in Vietnam, let them really support us . . ."). 3. Reduce drastically military expenditures so more could be spent solving the global problems of poverty and race. Dr. Blake, a native of St. Louis, is a past president of the National Council of Churches. His idea is a novel one, and most unlikely to be adopted. Wars are made by a few people, not by popular vote. If a popular vote settled the question of war, there would be very few fought. TOO BAD ABOUT VENUS Indianola Tribune — Now that spacecraft from •Earth have probed the atmosphere of the planet Venus, and reported back that it will not support life as we know it, it will have to removed from the list of possible migratory spots.-Venus, we have learned, has a temperature range of from 104 to 536 degrees Fahrenheit. Its air is mostly carbon dioxide, and the air pressure is some fifteen times greater than we are accustomed to. Such conditions could no doubt be overcome by scientists making very short visits to the surface of Venus at some future date, but the possibility of planetoid colonization is now eliminated. And this comes just at a time when the Census Bureau tells us the population of the United States is within one month of reaching 200 million. We are adding Americans at the rate of a net gain of one every 13'A seconds. Only three countries in the world have more than 200,000,000 persons, namely China, India and Russia. In 1790, our population was just under 4 million. In 1915 we had grown to 100 million, and projections are that we will reach 300 .million about 1990. Other countries are growing at an even faster pace. With this type of population growth in front of us, about all the world can say is, "To bad about Venus. We really needed that space I" WHERE WILL IT LEAD ? Elmore (Minn.) Ege — The Minnesota Education Association has gone on record for some important changes in salaries and fringe benefits for teachers in Minnesota. Here are the points they ar hoping to put into practice in the state: An $8,000 salary for the school year for beginning teachers with a bachelor's degree. Fringe benefits to include: fully paid hospital and medical insurance coverage; unlimited accumulation of sick leave up to 15 days a year; full transfer of experience for salary determination; establishment of leave policies; establishment of sabbatical leaves in every district and such conditions of employment as written personnel policies in every district, duty free lunch periods for all teachers and preparation periods for teachers within the school day. If this should go through, and we have no reason to believe that it won't within the coming years, our "free education" system is going to get very, very expensive. With out tax structure already at a place we feel it is nearing the limit, we wonder how this can be accomplished. What are the avenues that could be delved into to raise this kind of money without excess taxation ? We cannot put a tuition charge on each student as this is against the free education system in our country. School mill levies cannot be doubled, or there would be people unable to pay their taxes and homes, businesses and farms could be lost. So, it will probably come from good old "Uncle Sam," and nobody will pay for it as the country will just go further and further in debt. COSTLY PRESSURES Fort Dodge Messenger - Most Americans, we would assume, must long for the day when the Vietnam war will have ended and our government can begin reducing the huge expenditures for the military which have skyrocketed now to an annual budget of more than 70-billion dollars. The outlook at the moment for any such reduction in military spending indeed is dim as we find our leaders motivated by political pressures more than anything else in deciding national policy. Political considerations are shaping some of the most important issues of the age, referring primarily to the Johnson Administration's decision to go ahead and build a limited missile defense system which will cost millions and millions of dollars. The decision means another costly escalation of the missile race and a never-ending rise in the military budget. This move by the Administration is being made chiefly to offset Republican political criticism and the injection of a "missile gap" issue in next year's presidential campaign. The Republicans have been making a lot of noise over the failure of the Johnson Administration to begin building an elaborate missile defense system. This was best illustrated by Richard M. Nixon's recent gleeful comment that the "missile gap" issue, which was used against him by the Democrats in 1960, can now be turned on the Administration. Mr. Nixon called it a "deadly boomerang." How can men like this ever be considered as statesmen ? To meet these political pressures Mr. Johnson has decided to go for a limited missile defense setup designed to protect against Red China, which does not even have intercontinental missiles. All this will mean is another opening of the arms race by both China and the Soviet Union. Meanwhile we know that the United States with its vast superiority in nuclear warheads and missiles right now has the power to absorb any attack and still destroy the enemy. If this doesn't deter attack we do not see how a limited or any other costly anti-ballistic missile system can do so. An "overkill" capacity will accomplish nothing more than to further escalate this missile race and impose ever greater financial burdens on the American peope. The nuclear stalemate will continue and nothing really will be changed. What a price to pay for politics 1" Of course there are economic pressures on the President as well as political ones involved in this whole missile issue. Investment counsel- lors already have been urging the public to ,. buy stocks ip 28 compqtjies that "could profit, handsomely^' from the deployment of anti- ,,,rnissiles. And there those who argue that stepped up production can help the United States reach that goal of full employment. An offshoot of all this political and economic maneuvering by the potiticans will be another assault of fear and cold-war hysteria on the American public. Again we will be told of the possible devastating attack by nuclear weapons on our cities unless we build an anti-missile system. The propaganda will roll out of Washington in an ever-increasing tide and we shall be overwhelmed by it. What a pity! Centre, Ala., Herald: "Tolerance of discussion, based upon sincerity of belief, is the foundation alike of both democratic government and the maintenance of human liberty. Without freedom for criticism of both doctrines and deeds, no error can be corrected and no improvements may be looked for when human beings have been totally subjected to mental control and censorship." Harlingen, Texas, Star: "It is high time for an abrupt termination of the all too prevalent 'sweetheart' arrangement between government and business. When someone has indicated, in no uncertain terms, that he intends to cut your throat, it takes a fool to hand him a knife. Government coptrol of a business while permitting the owners to retain nominal ownership and the taxpaying privilege is fascistic, while outright appropriation and ownership by the government is communistic." You're getting old when you find yourself reading the doctor's columns to see if you have any of the described symptoms. gona • Ill E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA 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 •lack 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) $ I'M & : &%&y#:::%%%^^ "What goes on In this neighborhood IB none of my business It's just a hobby." For And About Teenagers ] HE THINKS. THAT I SHOULD GOTO HI* House EVERV TIME TO see HIM... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a problem. I have been going steady. I broke up because this boy thought that I should go to his house every time to see him. I thought that he should come to see me, instead of me always going to see him. I am crazy about him. I wrote him but he didn't say anything. So I thought I would write to you. Can you tell me what to do? I am afraid that I will lose him." OUR REPLY: You will not lose him — If he cares for you. If he cares for you at all, he will come to see you. If he does not come to see you, be certain that he does not like you as well as you like him and he has been enjoying the role of being "chased" by a girl who comes to see him. Put your foot down. Insist that he come to see you or call the whole thing off. It appears that you have a one-sided affair. If you can't bring a change in things by being firm, you will be much better off if you give the boy up and forget him. The more you "chase", the less considerate he will become. I you hov« a Iwnog* problem you want to ditcuit. or an ob»rvation to mad*, oddrtu you liltar la FOt AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUMTY AND SUSUMAN MESS SERVICE. FtANKFOCT, KV. 10 YEARS AGO IN FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 7,1957 High readings were dropping lower and freezing temperatures were becoming the rule as winter's approach was becoming more apparent. High marks,for the week were 63 and 57 degrees, while the low mark was a chilly 28 degrees. A total of 1.14 inches of rainfall was registered. - o The Junior Legion Auxiliary met at the Legion hall in Algona and election of officers was held. Patricia Kenyon was elected president; Nancy Muckey, vice president; Betty Lichter, secretary-treasurer; Cindy Cowan, chaplain; Sandra Carr, publicity; and Cheryl Carr, program. The remainder of the evening was spent making hospital favors. - o- Dr. and Mrs. P. 0. Dorweiler, Algona, were leaving for a South Pacific cruise, accompanied by Mrs. Dor well wer's sister, Mrs. Rachel Brown of Des Moines. They were sailing from San Francisco, and expected to spend a month in New Zealand with the women's uncle who celebrated his 100th birthday the previous spring. They planned to be away three months. - o An unusual occurence for this part of the country was to see carloads of logs being shipped away. Yet that very thing was happening in Ottosen. Maple logs, which were being cut along the Des Moines river west of Ottosen, were being shipped to Marshfield, Wise. Two carloads had already been shipped and it was expected that a total of 8-10 carloads would leave Ottosen by rail. - o Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wegener, Lone Rock, entertained in honor of the birthdays of their daughter and son. Connie celebrated her third birthday and it was Jerry's first birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rath of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Jim St. John, Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weisbrod, Terry and Cheryl, Lone Rock. - o - Iowa Falls took advantage of Algona's defensive lapses to chalk up a 31-14 win over the Bulldogs in the season football finale at Iowa Falls. The contest, played on a frozen gridiron, gave the locals a 3-4 season mark, a 2-4 North Central Conference record and wound up the careers of nine seniors. They were Jim Cowan, Dave Richardson, Howie Funk, Jerry Rupp, Gary Jennings, Jim Anderson, Larry Hutzell, Francis Bjustrom and Richard Mitchell. - o Twenty-two girls had reported for basketball practice at Burt ~ Bunder the direction of Coach Ray '•Ihnen. There were seven letter- winners returning from last year's squad, which won six and lost 12. They were Deloris Ackerman, Karen Bernau, Barbara Dremmel, Pamela Andrews, Patty Grown, Lois Lichter and Sheryl Smith. Mrs. Laurence Menke, Bancroft, took St. John's cheerleaders to a cheerleader's clinic at Storm Lake. They included Betty Menke, Charlene Goche, Kay Menke, Betty Becker, Gail Elsbecker and Joan Nurre. - o- Guests in the W. R. Wolfe home in Fenton in honor of the 15th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tieman of Burt were Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFall, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Theesfield, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tieman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dreyer of Lone Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Art Tietz of Lakota and the honored couple and their son Terry. From the Tidbits column "There was great excitement in the John Hopkins family in Algona after the Lions Halloween party. The daughters, Pamela and Patricia, were dressed for the parade; Pamela as a Spooknik and Patricia as a witch. Pamela won sweepstakes prize and came home so excited that Mrs. Hopkins had a hard time getting her calmed down and ready for bed." - o Dwaine Weydert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Weydert, St. Joe, was home on a 15-day leave from the Navy. He was stationed at a Jet base, Chase Field, Beeville, Tex. Dwaine, a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph's High, had been in service since June, 1956. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES November 13, 1947 Algona High School downed Humboldt 18-0, in the traditional Armistice Day battle at Humboldt. The game was played in below-freezing weather, which cut numerous fumbles, as well as eliminating any kind of forward passing attack from the offense of both teams. The victory climaxed the most successful football season in recent Algona history. The team won seven and lost one, and entered a three-way tie with Clear Lake and Clarion for the North Central Conference title. During the season Algona scored 155 points to opponents' 62. - o Armistice Day was the opening day of the pheasant season but hunters returning from pheasant stalking had very little in the way of results. There were pheasants to be had, but a man was unable to just walk through a field and get his limit as there was plenty of heavy cover for the birds and ( they really had to be hunted. ' - o Fire at the Ross Calhoun farm east of Algona destroyed the clothes in the weekly washing, charred the interior of the wash house and practically ruined the... washing machine. The fire was ' thought to have started in some soiled colored clothes piled near a coal burning stove. The Algona fire department was called but the fire had been put out by the time they arrived. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Phillips, Algona, attended a birthday dinner given for Nancy Ann, year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Presthus at Lone Rock. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. William Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Black, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Marlow, Lone Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Pershing Marlow, Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harvey and Mayme Harvey. - o Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Studer, Algona, Mrs. Viola Studer and her granddaughter, Mary Ellen Kelch, and Mrs. Everett Ackerson, Wesley, went to Estherville to visit Mrs. "Duke" Kelch and her twins, Jackie, weighing 7 1/2 Ibs., and Judy, 6 1/2 Ibs. Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Safe Drive, Safe Arrive. I did quite a bit of grumbling, driving over to the shopping center not long ago — annoyed by some teenagers cutting in front of me. In fact L had to brake hard to avoid a collision. My granddaughter Sue, age eighteen, was with me. She listened while I aired my opinion of teenage drivers in general, then said quietly: "Grandpa, I don't know how to say this and not offend you, but I'll chance it, because I'd hate to lose my favorite grandfather. Sometimes you take big risks yourself. Did you realize you've broken three rules already this afternoon? And that man at the last turning really should have had the right of way." Well, it took me all of two minutes to find my tongue after that little lecture. The very idea of my own grandchild telling me what was what! I've been driving for nearly fifty years now ana pride myself on knowing something about the art. But as soon as I'd simmered down enough to think about it 1 couldn't get rid of a nasty suspicion Sue was right. It just hadn't occurred to me that you can get careless with advancing years. Ended up promising to mend my ways forthwith. The very next day, I kept my word. Went right over to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a copy of the Driving Code. A Few Lessons After brushing up on that I decided to contact a driving school and have a "tune-up." What I was after was a realistic assessment of my limitations as an older driver (slower reflexes, failing vision and so on), and some advice on how to offset them — in other words a few lessons on safe driving. I sure don't want to stop driving, as I explained to the instructor, but if somebody got hurt because of bad driving on my part I know I'd never get over it. Anyway I'm all set now. I know what to look out for, what steps to take. And, says my instructor, I'm probably less accident-prone, now that I've faced the problem and revised my techniques, than any teenager. \\ait till granddaughter Sue hears that. By the way, I've since learned that the Department of Motor Vehicles in some states offers "driving tune-ups" for older drivers, and that many adult education schools hold courses in safe driving for all who want to attend. I think it's a great idea. ACROSS 1. Shaft of a feather 6. Chit off from entrance 11. Rains heavily 12. Harden 13. Poker stake 14. Occurrences 15. Dandy 16. LBJ, for one: abbr. 17. Thoroughfare : abbr. 18. Personification of light: Polyn. 19. Brundage 21. Speaking with a Scottish accent 23. Speck 26. Bury 27. Zola 29. Wynn and namesakes 30. Songbird 32. Flat- bottomed boats 33. Exist 34. Thus 36. Man's nickname 37. Bushmen 39. Enclose 41. Helps 43. Greek philosopher 44. Wading bird 45. Wheel treads for 007 46. Wary DOWN 1. Resort 2. Confuse 3. Car 4. Fix, as dinner 5. Plural ending 6. Different 7. Foe 8. Kind of roll 9. and Sciences 10. Pause 14. Paradise 18. He had an Irish Rose 20. Brilliant musicians 22. Itineraries: abbr. 23. Excavate 24. Evergreen shrub 25. Court session 28. Rub 31. Girl's name 32. Chatter 34. Calendar, abbreviation 35. Sole LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M aaaaa HUG3 Q3CI aa aasjnzi aaauu BU2B 38. Irish nobleman 40. Elevator eagre 42. Bye inflammation 44. Dutch meter 13 H5 35 11 wo It '42 36 20 30 IH 31 12 27 7 e f 10 IS 37 38 [s Mrs. Kelch was the former Vivian Studer and they had three other children. - o Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter of Portland twp. arrived home from a trip to Colorado. Ray brought back venison and reported the deer hunting as great sport. - o Mr. and Mrs. William Eimers and Venita of Burt were callers at the Merle Culbertson home in Seneca and made the acquaintance of their new nephew, Danny Harold Culbertson. - o Mrs. Oliver Stoeber, Fenton, entertained several guests in honor of Steven's sixth birthday. Guests were Jerry Waite, Dennis Triggs, Janice Stoeber and Janet Behne; also Mrs. Lyle Newel and Dennis. - o Mr. and Mrs._ Bob Kain and three children of Sexton were guests at an oyster supper given \ at the parental Ed Hildman home at Wesley to honor Mr. Kain and Matt Hildman on their birthday anniversaries. Mrs. Peter Fandel, Whittemore, entertained the members of her sewing club at her home. Present were Mesdames John Erpelding, Arnold Knecht, Edgar Patton, Orville Hedrick, Walter Fandel, Henry Schultz, Ruth Schultz, Fred Kollasch, Ferdinand Ostwald, Hugo Meyer, Sam Shipler and Alton Rochleau. - o Henry Geilenfeld, Algona, had a three game series of 634, with a high game of 233, in league play on the Barry bowling alleys. - o A "hard times" costume party was held at the Algona Country Club with winning prizes for the best couple costumes going to Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith and Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Reed. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Smith were awarded a prize for their costumes of a couple of school "kids", and Dick Cowan as a "hula-hula" dancer. - o Donald Daniels had received his discharge .from the Naval Transport Service and arrived home in Lakota. His wife, the former Dorothy Ukena, made her home in Lakota with her parents and taught in the Titonka school. Wf Professional Directory INSURANCE 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 $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756, Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor T«-mi .. .m ....". _- . DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 Farm Mgmnt. CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY ItVi N. Dodge Pb. J95-3W DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 29&-24D8 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS ''•'•^-•'•-&fc$!*!*!«i»i»& DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 293-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSQN Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 "Of 8 : 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 Kopsuth County Coliectrite Service Fa.ctbiH Reporjs

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