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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 30, 1967
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2-Al0ona (la.) Upp«r fat Mo!n*« Thursday, Nov. 30, 1967 DANGERS FROM WITHIN When President Eisenhower leff office, his final speech warned of the combine of an industrial-military complex which could dominate U.S. life and spending, have great influence in matters of foreign policy and war. Now the National Observer, a weekly paper published by the conservative Wall Street Journal, throws some additional light on this combination. "The militray-industrial complex is real," the Observer declares. "And it's powerful. It reaches into every city and almost every town in the United States, helping to fuel the longest continuous economic boom in the nation's history. It reaches into ... the halls of Congress. "This complex cannot start wars, but its interests are clearly served when wars go on. It extends favors to those who can help it; withholds them from its critics." Does it constitute an "organized conspiracy?" The Observer says "no." It asserts that "the interests that make up this complex are too diverse for that." But it adds that "the conjunction of a huge military force with an immense private defense industry exercises a leverage in Washington that poses basic threats to the traditional system of checks and balances." . . . The Observer said its staff conducted weeks of research "into the scope and influence" of the complex, and came up with these additional findings: • Of the $75 billion a year that the Defense Department receives from the taxpayers, 45 billion goes to the businesses and industries that moke up the combination and fill the military orders. • The military-industrial complex is more powerful than any other lobby because in addition to the "pork" created by federal spending, "it adds the immeasurable asset of patriotism." Thus, "defenders of military requests can always invoke the national security." • "Washington offices of major defense contractors are studded with high-ranking retired officers, many of whom work closely with their Pentagon colleagues of former years." • The conjunction of an immense military force and a huge defense industry will be around for a long time to come. There is still a hot war in Vietnam, a cold war elsewhere in the. world." The Observer cited a law passed in 1962 which bars retired military officers from representing private interests "on matters that were within their official responsibility while in service." However, "there is widespread belief in Washington," the Observer adds, "that the law is often violated. True or not, it is clear that neither the Defense Department nor the Justice Department—nor Congress- has done anything to check on compliance." In closing, the Observer says that in Congress and elsewhere counterweights to the power of the military-industrial complex do exist, but it warns of "the danger that the pressures someday could be more than the counterweights—mostly men of good purpose. HE MISSED THE CHANCE Some years ago a gentleman went to his local school to apply for a position as janitor. After being interviewed he was asked to sign a contract application. The man put down an "X," telling the school official that he couldn't write. He was turned down for the job because he couldn't write. Later, on his way home he walked along a railroad track and picked up coal that had fallen off of coal cars. A week later he had a couple of men helping him. Years later he owned five major coal companies. Sitting in his office one day he was asked to sign a telegram receipt by a delivery boy. Again he put down his "X." The boy was stunned and asked, "where would you be today if you could only write?" "I'd be the janitor over at the school I" Desire" is what makes a second grader who is so knock-kneed he can hardly get one leg past the other on the way to school, able to stretch a two-bagger into a three-base hit on the baseball diamond. —Deep River Record Greenwood, Mi»»., Commonwealth: "Experts say dirty air may be changing world climate, What's more worrisome is that it may be changing our life span—shortening it, that is." TO SAVE OURSELVES Rather quietly in the midst of a host of world conflicts, the U.S. last week enacted the Air Quality Act of 1967, authorizing expenditures of $428 million over the next three years in the field of air pollution control. It's about time, too. While we have engaged in worldwide efforts to remake the universe in our own image, at tremendous cost, we have overlooked the fact that we are on a road which could lead to a national tragedy — not immediately but in the future. We take our air for granted, which could be a mistake. In the open areas of the mid- west the dangers of polluted air do not alarm us. But in many sectors of a growing nation, a growing population and growing industry, the hazards are real. Clean, unpolluted air is a natural resource, but like so many other resources we have squandered it with abandon. Ten thousand people a year are being advised by their doctors to move out of the Los Angeles area, for example, because of lung ailments traced directly to air pollution. And there are three other cities, all in the East, with worse air pollution problems than Los Angeles. Some months ago a number of people in New York were actually asphyxiated during a sudden pall of contaminated, poisonous air that hovered for a few hours over that metropolis. Oxygen is produced by a photosynthetic process of green plants. The world's greatest source of oxygen is phytoplankton in the sea, into which we are now washing herbicides and other poisons. One million acres of countryside a year is being turned into new paved roads. Millions of new cars each year emit their exhaust into the atmosphere. And jet planes lay a screen of polluted air over all airport areas. You can smell it. The amount appropriated by Congress is not large as current appropriations go. It is only a fraction of a month's expense in Vietnam, or our race to put men on the Moon. However the Air Quality Act of 1967 might have a much more important bearing on our future than either of the other two projects. CHALLENGE TO HAWKS Sibley Tribune — If Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota carries out his present intentions, the voters in several states — and perhaps the nation—will get a chance to say whether or not they want to contniue the war in Vietnam. Senator McCarthy is one of the most vocal "doves" in Congress, and has spoken out repeatedly in opposition to President Johnson's Vietnam policies. He is one of a relatively small group of legislators who are urging peace. Now he is talking about entering presidential primaries in several states next year — and we hope he does. We're convinced, personally, that a large number of Americans, perhaps a majority, believe that the Vietnam war should be ended, and that the Vietnamese people should be given a chance to work out their own destiny. But at the present time both major parties are "war parties," and the only difference between them so far as Vietnam is concerned is the way the war should be fought and how rapidly the bombing should be escalated. On this question there is more difference between members of each party than there is between parties. This is forcefully demonstrated by the fact that both major parties also have "doves" who are prominently mentioned as presidential candidates,It. Gen. James Gavin, Republican and Senator McCarthy, Democrat. If Senator McCarthy enters presidential primaries (as we hope he does) at least the voters in those states will be able to speak their mind on the war issue — and on the real issue of war or peace. Should he get the nomination the nation as a whole would have a clear choice. SHELDON MAIL — It comes as no surprise to us to hear that one of the major auto compnnies uses baboons to safety test their cars V 3 wish they'd watch them a little more closely however. We'd swear we've met several of them on the highways. A recent rummage for something in the back of a desk drawer turned up a letter bearing a first class mail stamp priced at three cents. Know what the date on the stamp was? 1957. glgona dipper Be* Jftoine* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER A! 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 OO per year i To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year $ (No subscriptions less than six months) $i .0-09 "This is the part of the drive that I always enjoy the most." from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The first H-29 raid on Tokyo from Saipan took place, November 24, 1944. The British army evacuated New York City, November 25, 1783. Judge Kenesaw M. Landis died, November 25, 1944. Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek ended their Cairo conference, November 26, 1943. France scuttled Its fleet to avoid Nazi selsure, November 27, 1942. U. 8. Marines captured Tarawa, November 27, 1943. The first U. 8. Government Post Office opened in New York City, November 28, 1783. Russia mobilized for war against Finland, November 29, 1939. Born on November 30 were Winston Churchill (1874); Samuel L. Clemens (1835); and Jonathan Swift (1667). Abraham Lincoln took his seat for the first time as a member of the OH no Is General assembly, December 1, 1834. John Brown, abolitionist, was hanged at Charleston, W. Va., December 2, 1859. The first steam-propelled boat was demonstrated by James Rumsey on the Potomac River at Shepherdtown, West Virginia, December 3, 1787. Oliver H. Kelly was instrumental in organizing the National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry, December 4, 1867. President Roosevelt ordered liquidation of the WPA, December 4, 1942. Some 289 lives were lost In a Brooklyn, N. Y. theater fire, December 5, 1876. The United States, Russia and Great Britain came to agreement at Teheran, December 6, 1943. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 4, 1947 A four-way tie existed in the Kossuth Independent basketball league as a result of games played the previous week. Those tied for first place with a record of two wins and no losses were, Grant, Livermore, Lone Rock and Hurt. - o- Kossuth county folks invested $12,866,759 in U. S. government E, F and G savings bonds during the first 10 months of 1947. The county ranked 40th in the state in total sales for 10 months. - o - The Barry Recreation basketball team of Algona traveled to Elmore and nipped the Elmore Independents in a tilt, 44, to 37. Players on the team were D. Logue, L. Johnson, B. Kuhn, R. Winkel, D. Reynolds, B. Batt, Jr., G. Colberg, R. Devine and H. Stephenson. - o - Mrs. Homer Lindhorst was hurt in a car accident at the intersection of Call and Dodge streets. She was taken to Fort Dodge hospital where it was thought she would have to remain for a couple of weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Lindhorst were in the car which was in col- lison with a car driven by Floyd Newville. - o- Kenneth Brown, Joyce Sterling and Virginia King, who are all students at Ames, were home for the Thanksgiving holiday with their parents. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Krieps, Joan and Jerry, Sexton attended a 6:00 supper Sunday evening at George's Cafe given by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mergen also of Sexton. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mertz entertained Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reed of Whittemore at dinner last Sunday. The occasion was in honor of the wedding anniversary of both couples who were married on the same day eight years ago. - o - Portland; Neighbors took lunch and held a farewell party last week, Monday evening at the home of F. A. Ringsdorf. Prizes went to Mesdames Calvin Bristow, Ed Wolf, Harry Christensen, Homer Bristow and Albert Baas. Clarence Nelson, Wesley was brought home Sunday from a 10- day stay in Mercy hospital at Mason City, where he had surgery on his knee. He was able to get about on crutches. - o - Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Schoby left Sunday morning by auto for Los Angeles, Calif., where they will vacation six weeks. William 'Hicks, son of Mrs. Schoby, a student at the University of Sacramento plans to join them later and will be returned there by them enroute home. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 28, 1957 An Algona high school senior, Gary Bernau, was named as one of five recipients of a $1800 scholarships at Parsons College Fairfield. A total of 1,000 high school students were in the run- ing for the five awards. - o- At a county Republican party meeting held last week, Oliver Carlson, Algona, land management specialist, was named Kossuth Republican chairman. He was to succeed Angus Cotton of Lone Rock who had been county chairman since 1951. - o - The St. Cecelia Blue Knights opened their 1957-58 basketball season with a 58-45 win over Presentation Academy of Whittemore. Mark Seely topped both teams in scoring with 22 points. In the second game, the little Knights, with Oscar Froehlich notching 14 points walloped the Presentation's B-team, 44-12. Fickbohm was the top scorer for Presentation with six points. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rahm became parents of a baby girl tipping the scales at 7 Ibs. 15 1/2 oz., Nov. 14. They named her Geralyn Rene, her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Elbert. - o- , Tommy McGuire of Bancroft received a head and neck injury and a badly bruised shoulder while working with a corn dryer. A pickup truck rolled back, pinning his head between the truck and dryer. Tom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGuire. - o - Corwith had its first rob- berries since 1945 when 3 business establishments were broken into. The three, the Corwith Hardware Co., Welter's Drug Store, Corwith Lumber Co., had a total of $154 taken in the robbery. - o- Vera Erpelding, Eulalia Altman and Arnie Elbert stole the show at the Algona Lanes this week. The two ladies tied for top line in women's bowling league action with 180 counts, while Elbert tossed a hot 231 to top the men. - o- The annual meeting of the Kossuth Agricultural Association or county fair board, was held in Algona at the Farm Bureau Building. A new director, Dave Bernhardt, LuVerne, was named. - o- Shirley Ann Udstuen, Ledyard, was granted the Lutheran Youth Leadership Award of $150 by Lutheran Brotherhood, fraternal life insurance society. Jolly Neighbors, l-Creek, Meet The Jolly Neighbors Club of Lotts Creek met Wednesday evening, November 15 with Gladys Fuerstenau as hostess. Nine members and one guest answered roll call: a stain remedy. Plans were made for the Christmas party. The packet lesson on Laundry Aids was led by Joanne Hackbarth and all members present participated. The Christmas party will be December 13 at noon at the Johnson House. MEDALS The Silver Star, 2nd highest award given by the army, was presented to Robert Rohrs, Alton for heroic action in Vietnam last March 3. Bob also was awarded the Purple Heart medal for shrapnel wounds. Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Carving Out Another Career What about a new job for the man or woman who's just left the old one after a long and successful career? That's a good question, as the politician said to the heckler. It's never pleasant to tramp the streets looking for work, and people of retirement age can become very discouraged very quickly. Still, there's a job waiting for practically everyone, so the real problem is to find it without going through the wearing hit-or-miss process of knocking on doors until somebody invites you to come in and stay. The obvious place to begin is the state employment agency, where you can ask about the register of opportunities for older job seekers. After that, try the private agencies. Chances are they won't nave anything in your" line right away, but they can give you good advice about how long it might take. In the meantime, you can start knocking on doors without feeling desperate about every negative. Now's the time to sound out institutions and businesses that need your kind of skills. Churches, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and construction firms are among the candidates for a visit. They often hire retirees. A white-collar worker usually doesn't have too much trouble. If you've been a teacher or salesman (or woman) or public accountant, you've got a saleable commodity to put into the job market. But suppose you've always done manual labor. Well, there's no reason whatever to consider the market closed to you. You might become an apartment house doorman, a mail sorter at the local post office, a parking lot attendant, or fill any one of a dozen similar positions. As for the ladies, opportunities exist for the woman who wants to be a sales clerk, baby sitter, nurses aid, or receptionist, to mention a few of the many possibilities. I'm often asked what the most important personal advice is for the mature individual looking for a job. The answer covers most of the standard requirements at any age — punctuality, courtesy, Interest, etc. There is, however, one rule that people in our age bracket break too of tea The rule is: Don't talk too much about your experience. Don't say more than the person conducting the interview wants to know. If you make a big thing of your former lob, you may convince him that you're not the right man for the [ob he's trying to fill. ACROSS) 1. College group 5. Strike 9. Timber wolf 10. Corn bread 11. Bamum's elephant 12. Unit of weight 14. Genus of lizard 15. Larva of fly 16. Land measure 17. Stress 20. Cuckoo 21. Man's nickname 22. Perform 23. Sagacious 24. Serving dish 26. Close 28. Falsehood 29. Exclamation 31. Pale 32. Heckled 34. Exist 35. Deity 36. Subjoin 37. Utter suddenly (with "out") 39. Long teeth 41. Bacchanals' cry 42.. Toward the sheltered aide 43. Marbles 44. Hardy novel heroine DOWN 1. Grooved 2. Latin 3. Warp- yarn 4. Also 5. Table utensil 6. Bumpkin 7. Girl's name 8. Nuts 11. Burlap 13. Iroquoian 15. Restrained (with "up") 18. Season- Ing 19. Putumayo River 20. Breeze 23. Mourning band 24. A play on words 25. Bind 26. Mop 27. Shake- spearlan tragedy 29. Shilly- shallies 30. States further isaaaa aa33H UBHt* aura an UH naa ana BMHGflau aana ays ana HH aa ana aauu 3HC3Ht3 sanaa auuaa aauuu 32. Memos 33. Narrow roadways 35. Flourish 38. Grap« 39. Obese 40. Malt beverage 14 21 31 34 VI 21 41 43 Z* IB Z2L sz It 25 21 20 33 Sfc [ For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a problem. I find that some of the people I thought were my friends really are two-faced. They talk behind my back. I wouldn't care much if the things they are saying were not as bad as they are. I don't see why they should even talk and I can't tell them not to talk because I don't know what to say. Please help me find a way to tell them to shut up those awful things they are saying because they aren't true and it is ruining my reputation." OUR REPLY: People who say bad things about you, even if there is a glimmer of truth In what they say, are not your friends. Those who lie about you are much worse. Where friends are- concerned, there is no positive way to handle the situation except to discuss it with them. It is possible, you know, that the people who tell you they are saying things about you are not quoting them correctly, or perhaps are misrepresenting their remarks in some way. People who are inclined to gossip are not overly concerned with truth and usually put a little extra polish on any story they hear. You won't lose any friends by asking someone you consider a friend if it is true they made certain comments about you. If someone pretends to be your' friend and is not, let them know you realize they are not a friend and find yourself a better friend. N you hove o t*«nofa probUm you wort to diicun, or an observation to mako, oddroti you I.H.r to FO« AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBUIBAN MESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. Professional Directory DOCTORS INSURANCE SVft 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 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 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 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 • 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Farm Mgmnt. Credit Bureau of . Kossuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbiH Reports CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY IWz N. Dodge Ph. J95-W1 Milton G. Norton Justice ol the peace Collection Services Office at 2Vi E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 395-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box m

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