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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper 0«* Moint* Thursday, Dee. 14, 1967 THE "CLEAN MEAT" BILL From evidence that »eem* to have been uncovered, »ome of our meat packers have been operating under pretty dirty and unsanitary conditions. There has been much ado about legislation regarding meat inspection and a bill enacting into law new requirements for all packing plants which have not been under inspection heretofore. How they could have operated this long without any inspection must come as a surprise to most consumers. There is only one drawback. Like everything else, when new legislation is enacted and new requirements made of any processor or manufacturer, the cost is simply passed on in higher prices to the consumer. COUNTY ZONING Humboldt county has adopted a county zoning program, and there are efforts afoot to have Kossuth adopt something along the same line. Whether this is progress or just another boondoggling setup that ultimately adds to the cost of county operation isn't clear. However, it seems that county zoning does not regulate farming in any way. Any land being farmed is exempt from provisions of zoning regardless of how the land has been zoned. The procedure seems to be to have the Board of Supervisors appoint a zoning administrator, and he is presumed to enforce a zoning plan which is prepared by a zoning commission composed of county citizens. And there, of course, is where one more payroll begins. NIXON SHIFTS GEARS Until very recently, Richard Nixon as the leading candidate for the republican nomination for president, has tended to be pretty hawkish. He has been critical of the Johnson administration as "not doing enough to win the war in Vietnam" and his solution prior to recently was to have an expanded war. However, last week, Nixon seemed to have shifted gears, and he now says the administration is not doing enough to make efforts at negotiation or settlement in one form or another. So you sort of pay your money and take your choice — he either wants to escalate the war drastically or he wants to make stronger efforts to negotiate a settlement in some way. Between now and next November Nixon and all the other candidates will have ample time to take one stand — or a half dozen — on what may prove to be a most decisive factor in the election, the Vietnam War. HIS VIEWPOINT CHANGES Indianola Tribune — The observations of Iowa Republican Congressman Fred Schwengel, who represents the First District in the Southeast part of the state, concerning his visit to South Vietnam deserve the consideration of the policymakers in Washington. The republican congressman was one of several members of a semi-official party who recently spent about a week in Vietnam at their own expense. Perhaps the most damaging impression passed along by the group was their questioning of the accuracy of statistics they were fed on the progress of the war. As is usual for visiting dignitaries, the group was given a briefing by high military personnel on the progress of the fighting. Members of the Schwengel group refused to accept some military statements without further verification. That there should be need for any such doubt or verification is in itself an indictment of the manner in which our military efforts are being handled. Schwengel has probably given a more accurate report on the overall situation in Vietnam than we have come to expect from politicians. Of special importance is his concern over the virtually complete failure of our efforts at economic and social reforms, and of our need to devote more attention and money on the pacification effort. Schwengel went to Vietnam carrying the label of a hawk, but he himself says he returned a lot more dovish than he left. The futility of working hard to gain a military victory, while at the same time losing the social and political war in the south, are ample reasons for a reassessment of our overall policy in Vietnam. AMBULANCE PROBLEMS Problems of providing a very necessary public ambulance service seem to be general. The following comment comes from The Mankoto Free Press in Minnesota. "Local solutions are being sought to problems in communities in the southstate area which have been threatened with termination of their ambulance services. "In most cases the funeral directors have operated ambulances for a number of years. In some, they have said they're quitting. In others, they are considering it. "They cite the need for increased training of attendants, the costs of service and the incompatibility of ambulance operation and funeral directing. "Ambulance service once was something a community "had a right to expect." It may be now that this is something a community has a responsibility to provide . . . and that the "community" should include much more than the municipality in which the funeral director operates. "So far, what should be done has been left to city councils. The cities benefit from ambulances, true, but so do the rural residents. This concern does not seem to be shared on a county-wide basis. "And this may be the answer for the areas in which no one community is large enough to support or maintain a single ambulance service _ either a county-owned and operated ambulance service, centrally located and available throughout, or a non-profit corporation involving residents of a wide area established for the purpose of owning and operating ambulances. "Under no circumstances, however, can ihe rural residents or their representatives sit back in a case like this. "Its solution will bear just as directly on them and affect them as profoundly as it does the city residents." » 1 ¥ 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY Sheldon Mail - The present highly complex situation in Vietnam is impossible for most Americans to understand. There is a great deal of emotion manifested, but emotion is no substitute for understanding. Conflicting reports, extremely sharp differences of opinion here at home, a lack of confidence in official statements as to just what our goal is, the big question as to the Chinese influence in the north, all these combined with the usual high emotions raised by -war contribute to make this a gigantic and tragic puzzle. It is a war which does not even make the pretense of aiming for a clear-cut solution. It does not even have the benefit of comforting or stirring slogans or inspiring songs. On top of all this there is the added complication of highly dissimilar backgrounds, of very little, if anything, in common between America and Vietnam. The Vietnamese have had a history of continuing conflicts, of invasions and counter-invasions, for at least two-thousand years. They have lived under various forms of despotism, military or regal. But never under democracy. Professor Kennard W. Rumage, of the University of Iowa, a geographer, says that much of the previous fighting in southeast Asia has been due to conflicts between lowlanders and highlanders, and from wars between peoples influenced by Indian culture and those influenced by Chinese culture. More than 400 years ago, before the arrival of the Europeans in the area, warring groups built two walls across what is now Vietnam, Prof. Rumage says. These walls stood on each side of the 17th parallel, near where the United States recently proposed building a barrier to keep North Vietnamese from crossing into South Vietnam. Western democracy, Prof. Rumage says, cannot simply be superimposed on the people in the area, because the former ruling dynasties left no democratic heritage. He also stresses^the fact of the variety of cultures that have grown up in that part of the world, a complicating factor. "People who describe southeast Asia as a one-culture unit have led us astray for too long," he emphasizes. There is little wonder that we find so much confusion not only in our relations with the Vietnamese but also among ourselves in regard to this struggle. The extremely sharp differences between the cultural backgrounds of the peoples of southeast Asia themselves, added to the almost complete dissimilarity between our own cultural background and that of the Vietnamese, makes mutual understanding almost impossible. tipper J9e* Jftoira* 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AFFILIATE MEMBER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAV & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL II. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES j| 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 > j:j: I "Is Christmas coming?" from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Bill of Rights was ratified bv the states, December 15, 1701. The first life Insurance policy was Issued, December 15, 1792. ' The Boston Tea Party took place December 16, 1773. The U.S. fleet sailed around the world, December 16, 1907. The Wright Brothers first airplane night took place at Kill Devil, Kitty Hawk, N. C., December 17, 1903. The 13th Amendment (abolition of slavery) was declared ratified, December 18, 1865. Hitler assumed direct control of the Nazi army, December 19, 1941. Electric lights appeared on Broadway for the first time, December 20, 1880. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, December 21, 1620. Sherman captured Savannah, December 21, 1864. 10YHRS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES M01NES December 12, 1957 One-half degree below zero was the official reading at the Algona airport - the fractional reading was something new, but so was the sudden dash of frigid weather in the air. The low reading for the week came within one-half degree of the season's previous low, a one below zero mark Nov. 23. High reading for the period was a pleasant 42 and two inches of snow had fallen. - o Two well-known Algonans, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Byron P. Richardson, councilman, were patients during the week at St. Ann hospital. Richardson underwent minor surgery, while Sheriff Lindhorst was a medical patient for one day. - o John E. Smith of Lakota left by train from Perry to visit his son and family, Dr. and Mrs. William Smith at Stockton Calif, for a few weeks. The Herman Juttings took him to Perry. - o Irene Kenne, senior at St. Joseph's High School, St. Joe, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kenne, merited second place in the Voice of Democracy contest at Hurnboldt. In recognition and reward for her speech, which was also rated highest in originality, Irene received a certificate and a bronze "Voice of Democracy" medal. - o When Mr. and Mrs. Al Hinckley of Burt returned from Sunday morning church services, they found relatives had arrived during their absence and a duck and chicken dinner was already to serve. The occasion was Mrs. Hinckle/s birthday and the party was a surprise. - o Mrs. Wayne Hanson, Algona, was given a surprise party in honor of her birthday anniversary. In attendance were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bakken, Mr. and Mrs. PeteHals- rud, Mrs. Eva Mittag, Mrs. John Hardgrove, Mrs. Homer Clark, Mrs. Golda Guderian, Ruth Schadendorf, and Mrs. Sharon McGregor and Shelley. - o Brownie Troop n, whose leaders were Mrs. Walter Scliild- knecht and Mrs. Don Fredericks, Algona, found the Yule log at the Girl Scout Christmas party. The Yule Log hunt was an annual custom and the troop finding it had the privilege of hiding it the next year. - o Hostesses to the Fairville Ladies Aid Christmas party were Mesdames Walter Bierstedt, Alfred Bierstedt, Albert Bleckwenn and Hilbert Bierstedt, Fenton. Two guests of the society also joined at this meeting, Mrs. Delond Votteler and Mrs. Lloyd Bleckwemi. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hamilton, Wesley, entertained relatives at a surprise party honoring , the birthday of her mother, Mrs. . Helen Johnson. Five hundred was played at four tables with Mrs. Lou Goetz and Joe Meurer winning high score prizes, Lee poetz and Helen Johnson, low. Other guests were the Lee, Joe, George and Louis Goetz families, Ed Johnsons, Joe Johnson, Mrs. Lizzie Goetz and the Joe Meurers. - o Algona' s Bulldogs had plenty of trouble, suffered their first real cool evening of the campaign and as a result went down to a 43-42 defeat at the hands of the Humboldt Wildcats at Humboldt. The loss was the first of the season for Coach George Devall's forces, and put them 1-1 in the North Central Conference. Jim Cowan wound up as Algona' s main offensive threat. He accounted for 16 - o - A/3c Donald A. Glaser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Glaser, Algona, was stationed at Ft. Warren, Wyo. Air Force Base. He enlisted the previous August and took his basic training at Locklandbase in Texas. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy. - o Sunday dinner guests at the Earl Zwiefel home in Portland township were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huber and Gary and brio Zwiefel, the occasion being in honor of Earl's birthday. - o James Lichter, son of the Joe Lichters, Algona, and a freshman at Loras College, Dubuque, studying for the priesthood, was made manager of the public address system there. He had for some time been a "ham" radio operator and was greatly interested in electronics. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI THE UPPER DES MOINES December 11, 1947 Even a six-inch snowfall didn't slow down the first night's regis- tration for the 1947-48 farmers' evening school in Algona. there was a registration of 109 at the first program in the high school auditorium, and the temperature was at zero. • o * Kent Seely, Algona, attended the International Livestock Exhibition in Chicago and showed a yearling Shorthorn steer which won 5th place in his class in the F.F.A. division. The steer sold for 51? a pound and brought $360. . o •> Stock men from seven states, as well as packers from such distant points as California and New York, would be special guests at a 10th anniversary party to be held at the Algona Country Club by Western Buyers of Algona, It was expected that the total guest list would be approximately 250. Nels Kraschel, former governor of Iowa, well-known in livestock and auction circles, would be the guest speaker. - o Mrs. J. W. Hartman, farm wife near Lone Rock, slipped on ice at her home and suffered a bad break in her left arm near the shoulder. She was brought to the Kossuth hospital where the fracture was reduced, and expected to return home in a day or two. - o Mrs. George Kemper, Wesley, entertained her Laf-a-.Lot 500 club with Mrs. Walter Drummer and Mrs. Clarence Nelson as guests. Mrs. Drummer won high score prize, Mrs. George Hildman, low, and Mrs. Lon Gouge, travel. - o Sunday dinner guests at the Ervin Wetzel home at Lone Rock were Mrs. Lydia Wetzel, Walter and Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cooke and Linda of Emmetsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart Wetzel and family and Mrs. Clara Pompe in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Wetzel's 12th wedding anniversary and their daughter Wanda Jean's sixth birthday. - o Several Seneca families drove to Algona to see the Globe Trotters play the county all- stars. Jerry Godden represented the Seneca Saddle club team. In attendance were the James Doocys, Russell Kauffmans, Glen Cages, Mrs. Sheldon Merrill, Sr., Mr. and Mrs, Sheldon Merrill, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Godfredsen and Alvin, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Godden and Garry and Mrs. Louise Godden. - o Sunday evening guests at the home of Mrs. Christina Hantelman, Fenton, were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hantelman, Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Hantelman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hantelman and family, Mrs. Dan Hantelman and Edna Hantelman. The dinner was in honor of the birthday of Susan Hantelman, who was visiting here from Albuquercpe, N. M. - o There were eight new members taken into the Presbyterian church at Burt. They were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Patterson and George, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. George Becker, Harold Becker and Frank Becker. - o The boys 4-H club met at the home of Jimmie and Thomas, sons of the Joe Prestons, Swea City. Robert Anderson was chosen to represent the club as a candidate for Kossuth county 4-H officer. James Preston was chosen a voting delegate Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser How About a Television Dief? There can't be many adult Americans who haven't heard of the TV dinner, that combination platter you can hold In your lap as you sit slumped Into an easy chair watching the screen. But television "diet" - What can that mean? Well, the phrase appears to be new, and the idea behind it hasn't become exactly a craze in American life. Still, I cherish hopes that both will eventually become part of our way of life. We'll all be better for it. A television diet is a well- balanced schedule of intellectual fare. Instead of taking pot luck with what's offered by the networks, or sticking with one type of program, you make out a schedule of areas to which you ought to be exposed. And you make a point of exposing yourself to them on a regular basis throughout the week. It's what you might call a menu with sufficient appetizers and entrees to keep the mind In good working order. Such a weekly diet might look something like this, allowing for just one program an evening. Monday —classical theater. Tuesday — political documentary. Wednesday — light come- dy. Thursday — whodunit. Friday — sports. Saturday — travel. Sunday —symphonic music. If you're a TV bug, you'll obviously watch a lot more every evening. However, the point Is that you can put some cultural stiffening into your viewing — broaden your horizons and cultivate new interests— by making sure that you have some of this variety. It may take discipline, Just as an ordinary diet does. The beneficial results may not be observable at once. In time, though, you'll realize that you're interested in things you never considered before you tuned In more widely, perhaps modern art or the physics of the automic nucleus. Besides, you'll be more In tune with what's going on in the world if you occasionally switch from that old movie to a discussion of the international situation. You'll find your friends paying more attention when you venture an opinion about the Common Market or Chinese Communism. A television diet seems to me to be a good avenue of escape for those of us who spend much of our time in front of the small screen. How about giving it a try? For And About Teenagers) ME KEEPS STARING AT ME.. . THE WEEK'S LETTER: "There's a boy In class who keeps staring at me, or, at least, I think .he does. Because I'll be looking sideways and it seems he's staring at me. Well, anyway, I would like to know if that is a way of telling me that he likes me. If not, tell me a way to tell and how I should act around him." OUR REPLY: You may just have a staring contest going on. The boy may have noticed you looking sideways to see if he was looking at you and he just looks to see if you are trying to catch him looking. Certainly, If the boy looks at you at all, he is interested, And, time will tell. There is no special formula to handle such a situation. If you like the boy, and apparently you do, there is nothing wrong with letting him know that you like him. You can do this simply by being friendly. Give him a smile and a greeting when you see him outside the classroom. If you do this, and he likes you, he will make it known. But staring, whether he's staring at you or you're peeking to see if he is staring, is something that could go on and on — and it is not likely to help either of you to earn better grades in the subject you are taking in this particular class. K you hatf* a (••nag* problem you Mini to ditcuu, or an observation to makt, addr«ll your UH.r Id FOR AND ABOUT TEENAOEIS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. Professional Directory DOCTORS INSURANCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Birds' homes 6. Affixes 10. English author 11. Near Bast country 12. Whips 15. Horse 16. Food 17. Solemn wonder 19. Lizard 21. Firmament 1 22. For fear 1 that 1 24 Little 1 child 2 26. Stares amorously 28. Copy 32. Sweet potato 34. Lamprey- like 35. Type measures 38 MaJecat 40 Exclamation 41. City of Kings 43 Assessment 45. Showiness 49 Napoleon's isle 50 In- cendiarism 51. Vent 52. Plants DOWN 1 Ship- shaped clock 2. Old length 23. At- measure tempt 3. People of 25. Femal Thailand deer 4. Caesar's 27. Perchf robe 29. Protec 5. Cubic tion meter 30. High 6. Trouble priest 7. Unit of 31. Alka- weight line 8. Tropical solutic fruits 33. P. I. 9. Lurk Mosler 3. Remaining 35. Sprite 4. Pen 36 7. Entire Standi 8. Tiny 37. Tiny 0. Head 39 Yucat, covering Indian 1 10 a % i'| r* 2b ^ ib 41 45 ^ % 2 f6 18 /// Jb 49 51 J IS % ii ^ % 2} U % 41 i l» ^ 17 38 ^/ 46 % % 13 14 % Ji 43 ^ ^ LAST WEEKS 1 ANSWER ^ ^c'A!i'^«VE A( • j|s'j*;.BE,i. eH „ Pp'.V'.El* r *P* >^- ^wT'-- " • : PPol >d Bir'.pi=yi"p'A;p| . p' *-*•-''•,; L'E! bVE A '.. r • ',;,£•• "•t-iiofH '/•' V s7o'i 'CI G*".'= •: '-. ->,e\>m U -j b -m- i A'LEP n 42. Large n pulpit 44. Allowance f'jr weight sh 46. Nocturnal mammal in 47. Fish s 48. Half ems 6 II % 20 16 $ 39 SO 52 7 16 %^ 3? 34 % 44 e zi f ^y. 19 40 9 ^rs 30' jTf, 41 /^J % 14 J/^ 31* ^ 46 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 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 IIERBST 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 Scuffharo, Sec'y. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 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 v Phone Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 Farm Mgmnt, Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reporjs CARLSON Fitvm MANAGEMENT N. Pb. 399-W1 Milton G. Norton Justice of the peace Collection Services Office at 2% E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 395-2548 Post Office Box 460

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