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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 7, 1967
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2—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moin«j Thursdery, Dee. 7, 1967 MCCARTHY ENTERS FIELD The formal announcement of Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota that he will be a candidate for nomination by the Democratic party for the presidency at least may offer members of his party a choice. The Minnesota senator is certainly well aware of the odds against him; he openly says so. Yet, there are many Democrats who are not exactly enchanted by President Johnson, and who differ with him most strongly in his handling of foreign affairs in particular. It would appear at this moment that McCarthy's entry is a long shot at the nomination, but it will furnish a rallying point for Democrats who may feel that President Johnson has been leading us down some blind and bleak alleys. NORTH VIETNAM VACUUM Most of us would like to see an end to the current struggle in Vietnam as quickly as possible. But one commentator recently warned of a potential danger that could result in North Vietnam, perhaps far worse than the situation at present. He pointed out that up to this point, the North Vietnamese have not asked for actual manpower help from China, which lies just north of the border. In fact for centuries the Vietnamese have been enemies of the Chinese, and have resisted previous invasion attempts. With complete devastation of North Vietnam, however, two things could happen. First, the North Vietnamese might call for manpower help from China, or secondly, the Chinese might take advantage of the situation without being invited and send their forces south into Vietnam, knowing the Vietnamese could do little to stop an invasion. The Pentagon- Economic This vacuum that could exist in North Vietnam poses another very real threat to all concerned, especially the United States. We expect to someday win »he conflict in Vietnam, and we hope soon, either by force of arms or ultimate negotiation, and presumably to get out of there. If a million or more Chinese pour south into North Vietnam it will be a whole new ball game. MUST PAY FOR IT There are credit cards for just about everything but taxes. To date nobody has come up with a credit program for that vital part of the family or business outgo. State Treasurer Paul Franzenburg, speaking here recently, made a good point in commenting on taxes. He said he estimated that about 95 percent of the taxes we pay are levied because we as citizens have asked for some service or convenience. That is probably true, in part. Unfortunately, the public often has asked for some service or convenience that in its original form'wasn't too expensive and performed a service. But once a new bureau or department is set up, those staffing them begin the game of expansion. This includes thinking up new duties to perform, never originally intended or asked for, new ways to lay a foundation for larger appropriations, new ways to get salary increased, etc. The first thing you know, the simple little service department that the public sought has become a monster that far exceeds its original intent and cost. A good "dragon slayer" who could cut off some of the extra heads that have been produced would be one of the taxpayer's greatest allies. Mightiest Giant on Earth HOW THE PENTAGON SPENDS MONEY IN THE U.S. IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS billion than $1 billion than $2 billion ore lhan $5 billion Fiscal: July 1966 Junt 1967 Map Shows Where Defense De partment Spends Money in U.S. Some economists are challenging the reasons given as to why a Federal surtax is needed. The adminsitration says it is to prevent the spread of inflqtion. But these economists point out that if inflation does mushroom, it is a monster fed by ever increasing expenditures of our Federal government, of which the Defense Department is the biggest spender. The expenditures in the name of defense have doubled since 1961. Some idea of this vast spending can be found in the illustration above. The Defense Department spends more each year than all the combined expenditures of every corporation in America. The prosperity if not survival of hundreds of industries depends on Defense Department business. It has 470 major installations and more than 6,000 lesser facilities in the nation, and at least one big one in every state except Vermont and West Virginia. It holds in land 27.6 million acres, an area larger than the state of Tennessee. The value of this real estate alone is carried on Pentagon ledgers at $38.4 billion, but these figures are said by some to be unrealistic as they represent values of a century or more ago. About 5,300 cities and towns have Defense Department projects of one kind or another. Pentagon decisions can transform whole communities, bringing population explosions such as at Marietta, Ga., or dooming others, such as Glasgow, Mont, with the closing of missile sites. In the Los Angeles area government pump priming for defense and space projects alone is almost the entire economy. Politically the Pentagon's economic power has far-reaching effects. A congressman whose district fails to land fat defense contracts, or loses a major installation, may find himself beaten for reelection. Others with better luck become entrenched in office. All of this leads us back to the subject of inflation. It is vast, and increasing government expenditures that feed inflation. The curtailment of some government spending would have exactly the effect the administration wants - to halt inflation. But every effort is being made to sell us on the idea that the way to halt : t is to take more away from the individual ir. taxes. This in turn leads to greater government spending, which in turn cretaes more inflation. But the name of the game is not to call a spade a spade. &lgmra 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 19 IOU1R PRESS' VflSSOtlflTIOn. 67 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 ft | % EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES ;j!; In Kossuth Cquuty and adjoining areas $5.00 per year | To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year 8 (No subscriptions less than six months) $ EARLY 10 YEARS FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 5, 1957 Harsh winter weather failed to hold the line during the past week. Low mark for the period was a two above zero reading the final day of November, but it was sandwiched between very liveable weather and hardly noticed. High reading was a pleasant 47 above the first day of December. One and a half inches of-snow was reported and for the most part disappeared the following two days. Streets were treacherous. - o - A new deer hunting technique worked successfully for Frank Youngwirth of Algona during a recent trek to Wyoming. Frank, Clyde and Berl Priebe, Cliff Benschoter and Robert Black, all of Algona, Dutch Leek, Wesley, and Gale Leek, Blooming Prairie, Minn., bagged a total of 16 deer during their stay in the wilds. Frank's experiences included a face-to-face interlude with a real live deer. The hunting party was wandering down a trail waiting for other hunters to come out of the woods when they spied an old cabin on a cliff. Frank made the climb to the cabin and peered in a broken window, and inside, peering right back, was a deer. Mr. Youngwirth shot the animal immediately, but found it had been wounded previously in the leg and the meat couldn't be kept. "There we were," said Frank, summing up the expedition, "walking the rugged hills while the deer slept in the cabins." - o - Seven boys from Ledyard had what could have been a very tragic accident following the Burt ball game at Ledyard. They left the school and were traveling south and in front of the Myron Busch farm their car left the road turning over and badly wrecking the car. Fortunately none of the boys were seriously hurt. Maurice Kramersmeier was driving and with him was Jerry Kramers- meier, Arden Runksmeier, Tom Bashara, Manuel Bartoli, Francis Haag and Henry Pederson. - o - Algona Bulldogs jumped to their second straight basketball win of the new campaign with a tli rilling 64-59 verdict over the rugged Emmetsburg E-Hawks. The loss was the first for Emmetsburg after three straight wins. St. Cecelia's Blue Knights jumped into a first place tie with Fonda and Pocahontas in the North Central Catholic Conference with a well-deserved 6349 win over Emmetsburg Catholic. - o - School news from the seventh grade at Burt Community School; New officers were Sue Rasmussen, president; Janice Dreyer, vice president; and Dennis Heerdt, secretary. Gwyneth Teeter was back in school following surgery and Alan Geilenfeldt's birthday was observed. The third graders were given treats on the birthdays of Charlotte and Charlene Lappe and Max Shipler. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson, Swea City, received word that their son, 1st. Lt. Dale R. Anderson, his wife and Sherri Dee had arr.vsd in New York City. Dale had served overseas 2-1/2 years in France. They would arrive in Swea City at an early date to spend the holidays with his parents, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Beadke, Granada, Minn. - o - Mrs. Melvin Hugo of Titouka. the former Norma Jean Gerdis, was leaving via plane for Frankfort, Germany to join her husband who was stationed In the army there. He had been there for six months and Mrs. Hugo expected to be there for a year. - o - Mrs. Arthur Kohlhaas of St. Joe entertained the Farmerette 500 Club in her home with Mrs. Francis Fandel and Mrs. AlbertThil- ges as guests. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Harold Frideres, Mrs. Wilfred Kohlhaas and Mrs. John Capesius. - o - Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Laabs, Amanda Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Laabs and family, Mr. and Mrs. Delond Bolte and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Laabs and Diane and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mortenson, all of Fenton, were dinner guests Thanksgiving Day at the Clifford Haase home in Algona. - o - Andrew Thomsen and Kenneth, Lone Rock, left by plane Monday for Detroit, Mich., where Kenneth was to get a new car. Before returning they planned to attend the International Livestock Show in Chicago. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 4, 1947 People paid for a lovely October during the month of November. H. B. Nolte, who kept track of such things as the official federal weather observer, reported that while October had an average temperature of 60.1 degrees, November had an average of 30.4 degrees. And during the month of November there were only two clear days - the rest of the 28 being cloudy or partly cloudy. November's highest mark was 59 degrees and the low a chilly three above zero. It was the coldest November recorded since 1929. - o - The world wasn't looking so rosy for Jerry Lane Ostrum, 7, son of the Ed Ostrums of Algona. For a good many months Jerry had been saving his pennies to buy a Christmas present for his father and mother. One day he went downtown, taking his Christmas treasure but somewhere in the vicinity of the Iowa State Bank corner, he lost his savings, consisting of five one dollar bills, a silver dollar and six pennies. Jerry said that if anyone found the treasure and returned it, THEY would receive a Christmas present, too. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Fisch of South Wooster St., Algona, returned from Luxembourg after a visit of several weeks with relatives there. They left Algona Aug. 18, spent two days sightseeing in New York City, and on Aug. 22 boarded the Mauretania for a crossing to Cherbourg. Mrs. Fisch said they enjoyed the trip very much but the visit itself was depressing for there was so much tragedy and grief among those they visited. On the food situation in Luxembourg Mrs. Fisch said there was ample food although ft was rationed. There was plenty of meat and at the 17 homes they visited meat was served twice a day. They found conditions in England very bad. Mrs. Fisch talked with three English housewives who complained that tons of gum had been bought from the United States and they felt food stuffs so desperately needed should have been bought instead, The Fischs said everyone on board ship bound for the states were very glad to get back home. - o - Mr. and Mrs. John Dreesman, Algona, were parents of a son born at the Kossuth hospital. They had a daughter, Marilyn, 8. - o - A group of six ladies got together at Mrs. Glee Bullock's in Burt and made a new suit for Santa Claus, a Community Chest project. Those who helped we're Mrs. Carrie Larsen, Mrs. Walter Lockwood, Mrs. Wm. Boettcher, Mrs. Ray Dremmel, Mrs. R. J. 'Nealy and Mrs. Bullock. - o - Mrs. Aleit Troff and Mrs. James Logan returned to Ledyard after a trip to Chicago where they had gone to visit James Logan. He was receiving training for a job at the Weidenhoff Mfg. Co. - o- Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Wortmanof Lakota took their son John and Don and Bernadine Gerzema and Merle Pannkuk to Blue Earth where they took a bus to St. Paul where all were attending college. The young people had all been home for the Thanksgiving vacation. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kinseth of Bode were sojourning in California, sightseeing and calling on former Bode residents. - o - Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Kraus, Wesley, celebrated his first birthday on Thanksgiving Day. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Ketchen of Emmetsburg, were guests in honor of the occasion. - o - George Johnson's corn picking gang enjoyed a turkey dinner at the Sheldon Merrill home in Seneca, having terminated their corn picking for the season. The group in addition to the Sheldon Merrills were Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Merrill, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson. MAKE IOWA RATE IN '681 CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,— ACROSS I. Finds fault 6. Scorch 10. Customary 11. River to North Sea 12. Outer edge 13. Malt beverages 14. Narrow inlet 15. Horse further 17. Hawaiian bird 13. "Picnic" author 19. Volcano on Mindanao 22. Japanese dry measure 24. Ensnare 26. Commands 28. Sheer fabric 29. Append 31. Poem 32. Cereal grain 33. Relative 35. Without place: Latin abbr. 37. Italian river 38. Luzon native 39. Biblical region 42. Calamitous 44. Mongolian desert 45. City in the Rhine 46. Syrian bishop's title 47, English novelist DOWN 1. Inquisitiveness 2. Largest continent 3. Move swiftly 4. Heathen 5. Heavy hammer 6. Oceans 7. Addition to a building 8. Presidential nickname 9. Matter: law 12. Back 16. Collision mark 18. Particle 19. Dry 20. Holy Land 21. Open: poet. 23. Detest 25. Harbor sound 26. Distant 27. Wound mark 30. Nimrod 34. Scandinavian 36. Varnish substance 37. Bowfin 38. Qrew old 39. Moslem title 40. Steal 41. Warp-yarn 43. Botanist Gray Z9 3l" 39 44~ <uT I 2 3 10 ^^ 40 23 41 IB y\ 4 S IS ^^ 24 30 42 45" 47 16 26 34 13 25 31 43 19 38 B 9 20 35 21 Check That Check — Before You Sign It I've just finished reading the sad story of Sam and Joe. Let's stick to their first names. It's a story from the Southwest, and I wouldn't want to rile the pair by going into too much detail. Anyway, here's the story. Sam and Joe were such good friends that Sam said "okay" without thinking about it when Joe asked to borrow a bank check. Seemed natural enough. They've used the same bank for years, and with Joe's signature on the check, what could go wrong? Well, what went wrong was this. Sam's next bank statement showed that his account was depleated by exactly the amount Joe had withdrawn. How come? The answer is — automation. The bank recently installed a sorting machine to handle thousands of checks. When Joe's check turned up, the machine spotted Sam's code number, and recorded it as a withdrawal from Sam's account. Sam hit the celling, Joe couldn't explain, and it took a bit of investigating at the bank before the truth came out. That's one of the hazards of progress. A mere human could Time To Spare have seen that the signature was what counted. But gadgets thrive on figures — occasionally with the result experienced by Sam and Joe. It's a cautionary tale for anyone with a checking account If you loan a check, even drawing a heavy line through your code number may not be enough. The machine may "look" right through the line, and record the number anyhow. Coded checks stamped with your name carry another hazard with them. Forgers thrive on such documents. All a member of this fraternity needs is a clutch of your checks, and he can subsidize a cross-country spree by signing your name and his amount on one after another. Then there's the blank check- one that bears your signature and nothing else. This is a dangerous thing to leave lying around because a second party can fill in the blanks, and then present the check at the bank without fear. After all, the signature is authentic, not 'forged. The precautions are mainly a matter of common sense, but it might be just as well to ask about them at your bank. There's peace of mind in knowing who's cashing your checks, and for how much. For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I'm a little young to have such a problem and I'd rather not give my age. I have to sneak out to see this person I am in love with, because my parents don't approve of him for some unknown reason. I'm engaged to him and I know the marriage will go through for we love each other dearly. After we're married, we probably won't visit my parents too often, for I'd feel as unwelcome as he would. I can't quit him. What should I do?" OUR REPLY: Yourealize that you are a "little young" to have such a problem. If you realize this, you are probably too young to get married. And, what are the other factors? How old is the boy you are engaged to? Or, is he a man? If he is young, he is almost surely not prepared to take on the responsibilities of a family. If he is considerably older than you are, your marriage, if it takes place, will probably be handicapped by the fact you do not have many mutual interests. Think the situation out, clearly. Do your parents object because you are too young? And, because he is too young? Or, because he is too old for you? « you hoy. o iMnogi problem you Mini to diuun, or on obi.rvolion to mok.. oddrm your Utter to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNE^AND SUBUMAN PRESS SERVICE. m 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, Algona 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 Phone 295-3743 *-:W:W:W:W:::::::::% 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 Farm Mgmnt, •*-*-*-*-•-'* • • • »*••» ••**.. ( V?»fc* » CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY 1JV4 N. Dodge I'll. 395-3891 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbjlt Reports Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2V4 E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 460

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