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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 22, 1967
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2-Alflond (la.) Upper DM Mfttn* Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1967 LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE A most unusual development took place in the U.S. Senate, last week. Passed was a "sense-of-the-Senate resolution," a seldom used procedure, in which the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a resolution warning the President and subsequent chief executives not to involve American troops abroad without the prior and explicit consent of Congress. The import of the action is clear. Half a million American troops are in Vietnam without the specific approval of Congress. The central phrase of the resolution de clares that "commitment of armed forces to hostilities on foreign territory, other than to repel an attack on the U.S. or to protect American citizens and property should require affirmative action by Congress." Unfortunately such a resolution was not proposed or adopted some years ago. Looking into the future, it still might prove invaluable as a guideline for the future. REAGAN IMAGE TARNISHED Governor Ronald Reagan of California seems to have run afoul of one of the pitfalls facing any person in high public office. Hardly any administration, anywhere, can operate without an occasional blemish from one source or another, and not necessarily the doing of the top official either. But too often there is a tendency to try to refute the facts, or deny that such events have transpired or exist, and when top officials are caught in false statements or denials, they are in for trouble. The Johnson administration has undergone the same test and reacted in an open statement of confirmation. Such is the situation with Governor Reagan, whose administration seems to have included several homosexuals. They were fired, or released to inactive duty, but despite facts to the contrary, Governor Reagan has stubbornly insisted that no such thing had happened. Columnist Drew Pearson, whose articles anoear twice a week in this newspaper, brought the matter out into the open, the lid was off, and the fireworks began. A Washington D. C. Star editorial of November 7 appeared under the caption "The Fallen Knight": "Ronald Reagan, the white knight of the GOP Presidential hopefuls, has just undergone his first major trial in the journalistic lists and has fallen flat on his face . . . Where he stumbled was in his histrionic denial and in calling Drew Pearson a liar when he must have known that Pearson's article was factually correct ... It was, in any event, a serious error of judgment in Reagan's first real . test under pressure. And it must inevitably raise very real doubts about his personal dedication to the truth'and his fitness for the high office to which he so obviously aspires." There was also the Newsweek report, under the headline "Spots on Mr. Clean," which began: "From the start of his political career, actor Ronald Reagan has played the white knight role to the hilt. At times as governor he comes on like Mr. Clean and Captain Nice rolled into one . . . Last week the skeptics had reason to question whether Reagan's performance has not been just a slick purer-than-the-driven-snow job." Time magazine, under the caption "Credibility in Sacramento," concluded: "The upshot was to cast doubt both on Reagan's credibility and his tactical skill in dealing with the difficult situations that inevitably confront a major league politician." The Pearson column on Ronnld Reagan was blanked out of most Californian papers, but at least three carried it-the Vallejo News- Chronicle, the Tulare Advance-Register, and the Madera Tribune. SUGGESTION ON PHEASANTS The current pheasant season, according to reports from the area, indicates that the pheasant population is considerably below that in previous years. One of the reasons may well be that much of the marginal land has been put under cultivation, and indications are that the fence- line refuges of the past may continue to diminish. With less cover, the pheasant population declines. One of the best protective areas left for pheasants is along the right-of-way of railroads. But it appears that the death knell has been sounded for much rural trackage of railroads. What will happen to this right- of-way ? If the state is vitally interested in preserving any existing wildlife, including pheasants, perhaps some program should be developed whereby the state might take over the abandoned portions of trackage. With small cost, protective cover could be provided, and the pheasant population given a new lease on life. It's an idea thta might be worth thought and development. 2000 YEARS OF WAR Recurring conflicts have been the history of southeast Asia for the past 2,000 years, Associate Professor Kennard W. Rumage of The University of Iowa told a group of social studies teachers recently. Professor Rumage, who is a geographer, said that much of the strife in southeast Asia has resulted from conflicts between lowlanders and highlanders, and from wars between peoples influenced by Indian culture and peoples influenced by Chinese culture. He addressed some 50 Iowa teachers as part of a two-day seminar on "Teaching About Democracy and Totalitarianism." More than 400 years ago, before the European colonizers settled in southeast Asia, warring groups bulit two walls across what is now Vietnam, Rumage said. The walls stood on each side of the 17th parallel, near where the U.S. government this year proposed building a barrier to keep North Vietnamese from crossing into South Vietnam. Professor Rumage said that information about the two walls came to light during the Geneva Conference after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The discovery may have been responsible for the selection at Geneva of the 17th parallel as the present line between North and South Vietnam, he said. Rumage believes that democracy can work in southeast Asia in time. In the meantime, military rule will be common in the area, he said. Western democracy cannot simply be superimposed on the people in the area, he said, because the ruling dynasties of the past have left no democratic heritage. He stressed the variety of cultures that have grown up in that part of the world as a complicating factor. There may be considerable to ponder in the professor's remarks. ELECTION COMMENT Rock Rapids Reporter - The GOP picked up a lot of seats in legislatures of various states in last week's election. They also won a key governorship—and generally showed strength in this "off-year" voting. One of the most interesting developments of last Tuesday voting was the election of two negroes as mayors of a couple of major United States cities. How they carry out the responsibilities will have a lot to do with the cause of colored people in this country in the future. If they use the chief executives offices in Gary, Ind., and Cleveland, O., to meddle in racial matters, it will be unfortunate for them. If they do good jobs, serve all of the people—and just not a single group—they will have done their people a great favor. We don't think this election was too important. It shows that there is a reasonably strong republican wind blowing at this time —and if the voting for president were this year instead of next—maybe Mr. Johnson would be clobbered. However, a year from now anything can happen. We are hoping for a return of two party government—and that means the election of enough republicans so they can really speak out in congress. Waldoboro, Me., Press: "Taxes and land prices are always increasing while farmer's profits are declining. And with foresters claiming that tree farming can net from $3.00 to $20.00 per acre annually and show a return of from 3 to 6 per cent or more on the investment, farmers cannot afford to neglect their woodland resource." It is easy to make last-minute plans when you don't have any work to do in the first place. Algona Upper Be* Jfloine* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 "In my day, ton, the different one* swallowed goldfish" from HIS WRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull received Japanese envoys in Washington, November 17, 1941. The Battleship Maine was launched, November 18, 1890. John L. Lewis resigned as president of CIO, November 18, 1940. Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863. The W. C. T. U. was organized, November 19, 1874. German war criminals went on trial at Nuremberg, November 20, 1945. A wartime prohibition act was passed, November 21, 1918. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was appointed Army Chief of Staff, November 21, 1930. The "China Clipper" took off on the first trans-Pacific air mall flight, Rumania signed treaty joining alliance with Germany, Italy, Japan and Hungary, November 24, 1940. 20YHBS AGO the shop. IN TMI ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa I I I I I 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) :$ yttW-m::**::^^ * * * FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 27,1947 Preliminary plans for having Kossuth join in a state wide drive to provide 100 carloads of corn for European relief were developed at a meeting in Burt, sponsored by the Kossuth Farm Bureau. Wayne Keith, county Farm Bureau president, named the following on the committee: 0. L. Thoreson, Rev. Gilbert Kuyper, C. C. Mullens, A. E. Lauritzen, Harold Clark, Robert Schwartz, Russ Waller, Ray Beamish, Mrs. W. B. Officer, Wayne Keith, Mrs. Albert Johnson, and Luke Miller. * * * Merilyn Burns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Burns and Albert Boekelman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Boekelman were united in marriage at St. Cecelia's rectory, Nov. 29. * * * Gayle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Phillips, was baptized by Rev. Luther Loesch. She wore the same dress her mother was clad in at her christening. * * * Wm. Rustemeier, and Merwyn Koestler of Bancroft and LeRoy Hammond of Titonka were November enlistees in the army air force. * * * The Burt junior class was practicing for its play to be given Dec. 12. Taking part in the comedy, "Johnny Grows Up" were: Junior Rachut, Joyce Ryerson, Joan McWhorter, Deloris Black, Leonard Stenzel, Evelyn Daniels, Milton Salisbury, Buferd Kickbush, Marlene Dremmel and Donald Elmers. * * * Mildred Lenz, Barbara Meyer, Geneva Wilson, Denise Carroll, and Jolene Sanford of LuVerne accompanied by Superintendent Arnold Hjelle and James Phillips, student council president, attended the annual cheerleader's , meeting at Forest City. i * * * A new 4-H club was formed in Lotts Creek township by Forest Ives, county youth assistant. The following boys were elected officers: Dean Meyer, president; Willis Kuecker, vice- president; Fred Erickson, secretary-treasurer; Ronny Pe ( ttit, news-reporter. Other members were James Bierstedt, Leonard Weydert, David Erickson and Dick Kuecker. * * * Rev. George Theobald, energetic pastor of St. Joseph Catholic church, was the subject of an interesting special feature in the Ft. Dodge Messenger. It was built around Father Theobald's great interest in carpentry and manual training at the St. Joe school where 200 farm boys and girls were students. He had purchased with his own funds $4,000 worth of equipment for Osage out-classed Algona high school wrestling team 38-8. This score was duplicated with the second team also. Albert Richardson won his match and McDanel decisioned in the 145 Ib. class. Other Algona wrestlers were Black 112 Ibs., Fischer, 118 Ibs., Klein, 123 Ibs., Hagg, 120 Ibs., Bowman, 135 Ibs., McDanel 95 Ibs., Cook 155 Ibs., and Lund heavyweight. On the second team squad, all freshmen, are Nichols, Hiserodt, Sarchet, Evans, Dremmel, Platt, Jennings and G. Fisher. * * * Melvin Elbert fell from a sawhorse and sprained his ankle while helping at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Albert at Whittemore. * * * Four men had signed up for the National guard unit in Algona, including Francis McVay, Donald J. Thill, and Wm. Batt Jr.. •*#»•••• " Mrs. C. S. Kurtz, Mrs. Arliss Nurre and Patricia were additional members of Mrs. Harold Fristedt's local Christmas seals committee. * * * The county bankers convention elected officers. Angus Cotton, Lone Rock, was elected president; H. E. Rachut, Burt, vice-president; J. A. G. Smith, Fenton, treasurer; and W. E. Carlson of Swea City, secretary. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES November 21,1957 The Lions, Rotary club and Kiwanis club were hosts to the annual .Farmers Banquet. Burt Harmes was toastmaster, Nels Isacson led the singing and Carl Conway, 0»ge attorney, *** speaker for the evening. Ronald RoalBon was presented with a trophy by Win. Dan ST. for having the best market litter of pigs in 4-Hwork. Cecil Thorsen, leader of the Swea-Harrison club, presented Tommy Diaz with an award for the best job of selecting and feeding in beef club com* petition. * ** Iowa State bank announced plans for expansion and remodeling. Offices on the second floor which were to seek new Barters were the Chamber of Commerce, Buchanan Abstract Co., Ted Herbst insurance, Robert Diekman, Joel Herbst, Lloyd Robinson, C. H. Ostwinkle and Mark McGuire, * * * Things were moving back to normal after a blizzard which dropped 11 inches of snow on this area in a 24 hour period, Temperatures during the week had been anything but winter- like with a low of 19 and a high of 45. * * * Dick SJogren, Howard Forsburg and Don Clark had returned from a hunting trip to western Montana. * * * Judy Cowan was expected to arrive from Nevada, Mo. for the wedding of his sister, Marcla, to Loren Nelson. * * * A discussion of payment of an east side storm sewer project contract was the main item of business at an Algona council meeting. * * * New class officers at St. Cecelia's were Jim Cink, president of the senior class; Bernard Weydert, juniors; Madonna Erpelding, sophomores; and Bill Higgins, freshmen. On the student council were Jim Cink, Jean Hall, Kathy McCarthy, Terry Johnson and Theresa Bradley. * * * The Band Mothers of the Sentral Community school district elected officers. Elected to the board of directors were Mesdames William Hantelman, Delmar Fischer, Martin Wilberg, and Marvin Kueck for 2-year terms. Mesdames Norman Larson, Alfred Peterson, Clinton Rath and Amy Cherland were elected for one-year term. Mrs. Rath was president, Mrs. Larson, vice president; Mrs. Cherland, secretary and Mrs. Peterson, treas. *** Irma Dee Cook, Arlene Kajewski and Orie Peterson were the ace bowlers for that week. * * * Middle age is the time of life when a man looks back discovers the mountain he has been climbing is only a molehill. * * * Outstanding prospects for the wrestling squad were OrlandSteil Jim Richardson, Jack Vipond, Gary Kesting, Terry Ringsdorf, Jerry Seller, Gary Angle, Gary Rich, George Balluff, Bob Kern, Larry Cook, Wayne Arndorfer, Roger Rochleau, Bill Hutchinson, Jim Kain, Gerald Etherington and Dave Johnson. r IfoisUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPERI CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Tarry 5. Merganser 9. Panama, for one 10. Harmonizes 12. Extreme 13. Cowboys' exhibition 14. Ice mass 15. God of flocks 16. Virginium: sym. 17. Iron: sym. 18. Steer wildly 19. Sesame 20. Rocks 23. Good friends 24. Cattle thief 26. Cob 28. Christian festival 31. Underworld goddess 32. Haul 33. Greek letter 34. Rough lava 35. Distant 39. Decays 38. Darkness 40. River into Bay of Biscay 44. Golf mounds DOWN 1. Dance 2. Preposition 3. Venture 4. Guide's highest note 5. Drinking aid 6. NASA's goal 7. Conclude 8. Beetle 9. Parts of shirts 11. Dirties 15. French chemist 18. Affirmative reply 19. Small pie 21. Spoken 22. Pigeon 23. Foot- like part 25. Loiter 26. Tangled masses 27. Riches 29. Added charges 30. Stands up 32. Lights 35. Froth LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M snaa aiasn H3B0 aaaa moan QK aaa HEDS 36. Part 37. River into the Seine 39. Metallic rock 40. Permit 42. Miss l*nche«tw and namesake* 43. 41 21 t* Ift 14 I* IV 40 4? 44 V Time To Spare ly GtRALD ANDREWS - R*tir«n«nt Adviser living In Your Later Yean One question keeps popping up again and again in my profession. *What," says a friend, or a client, or the fellow next to me on the bus, "what is the single most important thing to know about the later years of life? Managing money? Staying healthy? Developing hobbles?" After the umpteenth time, I decided I'd better have a reply ready for future use. So I checked all of the factors with this in mind. I read the psychologists, made inquiries, balanced the pros and cons, and came up with what I think is the very best answer to the question. Here it is. Hie most Important thing to know about the later years of life is that they represent a beginning, not an end. That statement is important, first of all, because it is true. It reflects reality. Of course an old phase of life is over for those of us entering retirement age. But a new phase opens — with challenges, opportunities, and rewards never known during the hurly-burly of more youthful years. It's a time for doing things you've dreamed of, for learning things you never knew before. You don't wish you'd remained a child instead of becoming an adult. And you shouldn't wish to remain middle- aged instead of entering the harvest years. They have too much to offer. The second important point about my answer is that so many other goods depend on it Mental health? That's largely a question of attitude. If you understand the pleasures of the added years, you'll be more inclined to accept them without pining about your lost youth. Physical health? A wise outlook means more exercise, and therefore fewer ailments. You're on your feet and ready to go rather than vegetating. Money? You can't make much if you feel discarded and useless. Seize your new opportunities with gratitude, and you may soon have a nice added income. Hobbles? You can't relish them unless you take your new phase of life with the gusto it deserves. Consider the later years a dead end, and you may be in trouble. Consider them a great beginning, and you've got a head start into fresh successes. For And About Teenagers ] , N9VER S0ENJ I YOU TAKE THE a £IPB of -n\e •D-ENA6ER... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I would just like to take this time out to make this statement: After thinking about the matter most seriously, I have finally decided to write and ask you to change the name of your article. I think you should revise the title to "Teenagers," or "About Teenagers" and leave out the word *for". I will explain. The article you write is about teenagers, but it is not for teenagers unless just for teens to read. I have never seen, since I have been reading this column, that you have taken the side of the teenager against the grownup or the adult You may think of • tome wise answer, but I would rather see you take the side of the teenager on some occasion. You are free to print this if you so desire but I very much doubt if you will do so. Thank you for your time in reading this letter." OUR REPLY: We don't think you have ever seen this column take the "side" of the adult, either. Such is not our aim or purpose. If you have read the column long enough and carefully enough, I believe you would recall that, in appropriate instances, we express an opinion, but we more often suggest that teenagers try to work out problems with their parents. When there is a problem between parent and teenager, there is no easy solution by saying one is right and one is wrong. Problems must be solved by mutual cooperation. Ml* Professional Directory DOCTORS INSURANCE 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 •:"Sj'': : ?:'; ; : : : : : : : ; ! : : ; :% ; : ; :.:W':':';':':!:.":.:::::?TO i x > x i DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRISTS >*?.; 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 295-3443 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. _ 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 Farm Mgmnt. CAHI.SON MANAGEMENT COMPANY ItVt N. 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 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service PactbiH Reports Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2% E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 460

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