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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 21, 1967
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4-Alflona (la.) Upptr DM Mofntt TuMdcy, DM. 19, 1967 MORE ESCALATION COMING ? D«t MoinM Tribune: Whether the resignation of Robert McNamara ha* anything to do with if or not, the evidence is fairly strong that the Administration plans a new expansion of the Vietnam war. The President has hinted in a series of meetings with congressmen that more troops would be sent to Vietnam and that the ground war would be stepped up. Draft calls have been doubled for January, and projections of the draff indicate a considerable expansion in troop strength until June at least. The argument within the Administration about the limits of the bombing of North Vietnam has been settled on the side of the Air Force and Navy, apparently, at leost insofar as targeting is concerned. Nearly all the oil depots, supply dumps and other installations which had been excluded have been brought under attack. The docks and harbor facilities at Haiphong, which some congressmen and the air generals want to hit, are still being spared, however. The extent of the air bombing has shown quite plainly that the war cannot be won by this alone. It must be won on the ground in the South. Now the President evidently is planning to hit the enemy harder with the Army and Marines on the ground. Another indication that this is in the wind is the statement by General Eisenhower that he believes U.S. troops ought to be deployed into the demilitarized zone to knock out enemy artillery. Eisenhower thinks another 100,000 troops ought to be sent to Vietnam to "clean this thing up more quickly." We conclude the another big escalation of the war is on the way, despite the confident statements General Westmoreland made while he was visiting the home front. But will this larger ground warfare result in more progress on the political problem? The establishment of a free South Vietnamese government that can govern, that can end corruption and that can command loyal support of a majority of the people — this still is the main goal. Unless progress can be made toward this goal, the Viet Cong cannot be defeated — even with all the U.S. military might and advanced technology. They may all be killed, but their ideas will persist and attract new recruits. This is what worries about the way policy seems to be drifting. General Eisenhower's prpoosals for invading North Vietnam and pursuing the enemy info Cambodia and China seem to minimize the danger of war with Russia and China. The former president is reacting like a general instead of a statesman — in contrast to his cautious use of military force when he was president. Enlarging .U.S. military operations on the ground may achieve important military results — killing more enemy troops and perhaps securing more territory. But in itself it won't bring victory over Communist subversion. It won't help establish a secure government. Wouldn't it be better to try to reduce the scale of violence and put more stress on social reform and economic development? THE ORIGINAL DISSENTER Norman Thomas, the veteran crusader who ran six times for the U.S. presidency on the Socialist ticket is retiring. He's nearly 83, blind and crippled with arthritis. He has been called many things in his lifetime, good and bad. One description was "the conscience of America." Many of the ideas of the Rossevelt New Deal program were developed from planks in the Norman Thomas platforms of earlier years. Some have been discarded; others have become a part of our national life. Socialism is not communism, it might be added. Socialism's basic idea as expressed by Norman Thomas, was public ownership of resources — the Algona Municipal Light plant for example would qualify as socialistic in principle. Norman Thomas was the original dissenter in an age when the dissenter was considered an oddball. But he never advocated violence to achieve a goal. His appeal was to the mind with ideas, and not bricks or firebombs. Perhaps the nation owes Norman Thomas a vote of thanks for some of his ideas. And dissenters of tpday could take a lesson from his tactics. "A better idea" has to stand the test of time and of mental digestion. Violence isn't the answer. Most sermons are as deep as they are long. A POINT OF VIEW Eagle Grove Eagle — We were interested in a recent news items from Dubuque, Iowa. It seems that welfare officials in that city and county are worried about hov : ng enough funds to provide relief for the 700 to 800 John Deere workers who -ore on strike there. Welfare officials say that requests for help are coming in at an alarmingly increased rate as the strike drags on. Since these people have a job to go to and a paycheck to earn if they wish it should be the Union's job to keep them from going hungry rather than the responsibility of the taxpayers in Dubuque County. DISSIDENT DEMOCRATS Iowa Fall* Citiien - The recent meeting of Concerned Democrats in Chicago to bolster the candidacy of Senator Eugene McCarthy as the Democratic presidential standard bearer didn't send any shock waves through America's political structures. One can only conclude that it was something of a dismal failure. If nothing else, the meeting was notable for the lack of party "pros" in attendance. There is plenty to be said for having enthusiastic workers outside the ranks of parry professionals, but it is still the "pros" who control the party apparatus and without them any splinter movement in either party is dead before it starts. In other words, a good many Democrats other than those who. went to Chicago, may be "concerned" with LBJ and the Vietnam wor, but they're not willing to split the party asunder. Many of those who object to the conduct of the war also object to some of the fanaticism expressed at Chicago. They're not willing to climb into the same bed with those who accuse it of blatant crimes against humanity. We agree with all Americans who are "concerned" over our policy in southeast Asia, but the tone of the Chicago conference did nothing to convince us that this particular group will add one bit to a meaningful discussion or change of that policy. SHAME ON REAGAN I Tell City, Ind., News: With ihe way news, men harrass public figures in news conference it is little wonder these men become flustered now and again and utter statements that are confusing. However, we can't see why California's Governor Ronald Reagan ever got himself out on a limb to the extent of saying that statements about homos in his official family were lies. As it is now he has been branded the teller of an untruth. We imagine his thought in denying the homo charges was to protect the men he let out of his organization. Anyone can make a mistake and hire such an individual — just look how many the national administration has wording for It in Washington — but why not admit it? Reagan hurt himself no end by trying to protect the homos. He made a mistake. Truth and honesty are always the best policy I An untruth will trip you up every time I VIET NAM THANK YOU Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. Algona Iowa 50511 Lieutenant Thomas Waldera returned the $15.00 I had given him to cover the cost of printing the Theological Service Cards for my troops. I must confess that I was surprised to discover there was no charge for this service. Your generosity is very much appreciated. The "T.S." cards have been very useful as an icebreaker with new troops and a source of amusement and enlightment to old and new troops. They have helped many a man realize that his problem was not as big as he thought. Thank you for supporting our war effort in this way. Gratefully yours, CLAUDE J. BENNER, JR. Chaplain (CRT) USA Assistant Brigade Chaplain APO, San Froncisco 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA 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 R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman For And About Teenagers) BETTER. TD WAIT ASP SET MARRlEP THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 want to know what you do when your boyfriend Is in training (Marines) and he keeps telling you it's better to wait and get married later." OUR REPLY: Agree with him. It's the sensible thing. It makes little difference how old you are, the time NOT to get married is when the future of one of the marriage partners Is not predictable. If the young man Is just now In training, he has a tour of duty ahead that will last two years or more, depending upon his enlistment. The chances are very high that a good portion of this service will be spent overseas. Even if he has stateside duty for some length of time, the Marine Corps will demand most of his time. He will hardly be working the eight-to-five shift You would be able to see him infrequently and Irregularly. If you marry now, your married life will begin with a short honeymoon and a long and lonely separation. It is much better, for both of you, to wait until he has fulfilled his military obligation. — * * * t you hov« a tttnog* problem you want *o drKUU, or on obltrvotion ID mok». oddrMl your Icttor to FO* AND ASOUT TttNAOHS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN MISS SttVICE. FRANKFOIT. KY. 10YEUBS AGO IN TMI 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) |:j FROM THE FILES THE UPPER DES MOINES December 19, 1957 Mrs. Stanley Muckey, Algona, entertained at a birthday party In honor of her daughter, Jo Ann, who was fifteen. Guests were Marijarie Williams, Pam Waller, Patty Cowan, Jean Sires, Diane Markla, Deanna Lau, Siri Norton, Cindy Hardy and Sharon DeGroote. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pratt, Jim, Dick and Larry of Algona were leaving for a holiday vacation in Florida and other southern points. They planned to return Jan. 5. - o - About 150 people attended the family Christmas party at the Moose Lodge in Algona. The turkey dinner was followed by a program at which Dick Phillips was master of ceremonies. Kim Deal sang, accompanied by David Hutchins, Sandra Phillips gave two pantomimes, and Linda Clark sang, accompanied by Mrs.Mar- jorie Apple. A visit from Santa Claus was arranged by Harley Waller. Bill Ressler, Governor, and Mrs. Floyd Turner, Senior Regent, were presented with gifts. - o - Mrs. Louis Wehrspann of Whittemore, Mrs. Kenneth Wehr- spann of Algona, and Mrs. Harold Wehrspann, Beverly and Barbara of Fenton attended a miscellaneous shower held in honor of Sharon Kay Harr, held in Wesley. Miss Harr was to be married Jan. 5 to Dennis Wehrspann. - o - Mrs. Lloyd Sunde and Mrs. Clarence Wegener, Fenton, were co-hostesses at two bridge parties heldin the Wegener home. Mrs. George Jentz won high score, Mrs. Amos Finnestad, second high, and Mrs. R. C. Goetsch, low. At the evening party five tables were in play. Mrs. George Murphy won high score prize, Mrs. Paul Eigler, second high, and Mrs. W. R. Wolfe, low. - o - From Tidbits - "I think the name of the card club made up of residents of Union Township is the cutest - 'Union Suits'. The club met recently with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schenck. Winners of high score prizes were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Leigh. Low score prizes went to Mrs. Clarence Metzger and Herman Thilges, with Ronald Collins the winner of the travel prize." - o - Mr. and Mrs. John Sorlie, Livermore, were hosts to their 500 club for their Christmas party. A pot-luck supper and gift exchange and cards were played. High was won by Mrs. Julius Becker and Chet Ogan, low by Mrs. Bill Wilson and Julius Becker, and travel by Leonard Wilson. - o - Kathryn Gales and James Capesius, St. Joe, were sponsors when Rev. Leo C. Schumacher baptized William James Capesius, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Capesius, at St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe.* - o - Mr. 'and Mrs.' L. W. Nath, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Intermill, Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Buffington and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jaren, all of Titonka, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fisher. The occasion was a surprise birthday party honoring Mr. Fisher. - o - From The Files of the Upper Des Moines, Dec. 23, 1937"During the holiday rush, the Milwaukee Road was running two westbound trains each morning, one for passengers at the regular time, the other for mail a little later." - o - A fire, which nobody saw, destroyed all the buildings on an unoccupied farm, and 8,000 bushels of corn. The farm, owned by Joe Krieps of Wesley, was just south of the Kossuth County home. Ralph Morgan, who lived in the area, discovered that the phone and lights were out at his place, early in the morning. The resulting investigation turned up the remains of the fire at the Krieps property. In addition to the loss of the corn, the barn, a house, a hen house and shed, and a corn dryer, ' were all destroyed. The corn dryer had been running day and night and may have been the cause of the fire. - o - Every family on the "Adopt- A-Family-For-Christmas" list had been adopted by groups or individuals, which meant that in 45 homes in the area, Christmas would be much brighter and happier. 20 YESES AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOLNES December 18, 1947 A double deck semi-trailer load of hogs lacked only about six inches of not getting to market when the semi and a pickup collided. The accident happened 2 1/2 miles south of Bancroft on hwy. 169. Allen Vaske, Bancroft, employed by Willis Vogel of Burt, was driving north in a pickup. The semi-trailer was being driven south by Franklin Rich of Fairmont. Visibility was practically zero because of a heavy f og. The veliicle s collided and the semi started into a slantwise slide and stopped only a few inches from overturning. It was slightly damaged, the pickup had extensive damage, but luckily no one was hurt. - o - Algona's colorful night lighting had taken on added brilliance with the erection by Bradley Bros, of perhaps the largest sign in the town. It consisted only of the firm name and the letters were large enough to spread across the front of the Bradley farm implements building. - o Marion McGuire, senior at Boulder College, Colo., and Cecil Will, sophomore at the University of Denver, were to be married at the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house at Boulder. Parents of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Will, all of Algona, left to attend the wedding. - o - Mrs. Arthur Runksmeier and Mrs. Kenneth Busch, Ledyard, entertained the Modernette Club at a galloping breakfast at the Arthur Runksmeier home. Mrs. Edward Knoner was a guest. - o Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Smith, Algona, were planning to leave for southern California after Christmas and would spend a month vacationing. - o Cheryl, small daughter of County Auditor Leo Immerfall and Mrs. Immerfall, had a harrowing experience but was none the worse for it. The family was returning from Burt, having attended a golden wedding anniversary there. Cheryl thought she was rolling the car rear rear window down but instead she turned the door handle and fell out of the fast moving car onto the pavement. She suffered nothing more than fright and a skinned face. - o A post-nuptial shower was held in the city hall at Lakota honoring Mrs. Francis Loos, the former Luella Heidecker, who was CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Ecclesiastical surplice 6. Goad 10. Egg- shaped 11. Cavity 12. French novelist 13. Dwarf 14. Voided escutcheon 15. Subtle 1 emanations 16. Music 1 note 17. Close 1 noisily 19. News- 1 paperman 22. Chokes 26. Undershot water-wheel 27. Reigning beauty 28. Allowance for waste 29. Incoherent uproar 30. Work hard 32. Chinese river 33. Men of learning 36. Final 38. Across 39. Chinese laborer 41 Solitary 42. Musical instrument 43. Was in debt 44. Fat DOWN 1. Hall 2. EUiDtical 3. Melody 20. Anger •1. Muscular 21. Gig- twitch gled 5. Beverage 23. En- 6. What tire Rand's 24 Glazec Atlas did near- 7. Teem ly 8. Fore- trans- arm paren bone paper 9. Soaks 25. He- flax brew 2. Insti- 27. Ben- gate gal 5. Indefinite quince article 29. Twice 7. Large prefix snake 31. Mouth 8. Land 33. Aria measure 34. Affirn %t % 12 14 Ib 19 26 ZB rs<> M 38 41 43 I ID ^ 34 2 % 20 % si 3 s/S ^\ 30 4 /// n % 31 ^ //( % S % 18 % 29 % 39 42 44 LAST WEEKS 1 ANSWER ^, [ME S I ; L IT o IF .LAG •W/TA' lAWEj IE!M!Sp hi MjA SBAIDIDSB Till R A nm ElLlLlA T!E!5I R EliM^E A T saM'QfOTElU AiMaEiEiLm TIO&llFrnf] BIOiylAlNlCIEI • EUB'ABAIRISIOINI Psiuo 35. 36. 37. 39. i 40. ^ % % 15 % a? ^^rS 40 6 II 13 22 S/J 3b TB^'E IEIOIS1 Dancer Kelly Theater seat Exclamation Cry of a dove Sphere 7 % 23 ^ 37 B 24 J2 9 % 25" r^ <Y Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviwr Know Your Better Business Bureau If you've ever been gypped in a business transaction, here's a good point to remember. Reputable American businessmen are as angry as you are about this kind of thing." In fact, they've banded together to form "an organization dedicated to the maintenance of ethical standards in buying and selling. It's called the Better Business Bureau, and it's worth knowing about if only because you rnay need the services it provides. What can happen to you? Well, let's look at the criminal record. Exhibit A. A woman in Topeka opened her door to a caller who offered to paint her house (a S400 dollar job) for $50. He quickly bowed himself out of the house, and disappeared, when she said she'd have to talk it over with her husband. Turned out the contract was full of fine print adding up to hidden charges of over S500. Exhibit B. A man in La Jolla sank S750 into automatic vending machines. The promotion literature said he'd be able to run a tidy little business on the side. Actually, the machines broke down, leaving the buyer with a pile of junk. The promoter, needless to say, didn't hang around long enough to service them. Exhibit C. A couple In Baltimore listened to a self-styled insurance salesman from the Social Security office. When he. left, they checked with the office, and learned that Social Security representatives do not sell Insurance. Heard enough? Okay, but bear in mind that swindles like these are being perpetrated somewhere in the country right now. Con men are on the prowl all the time. The Better Business Bureau can help you to stay out of their clutches. Here are some good rules to follow. 1. Never deal with any salesman unless you are entirely sure of his credentials. 2. Never sign a contract without reading down to the last line of the fine print. 3. Never hand over substantial sums of money for any use whatever until you have Investigated the individual and the deal. 4. If you feel the least bit suspicious, get in touch Immediately with your local Better Business Bureau. married in California in November. Mesdames Bill Griese and Art Cries* had charge of entertainment and Mrs. Ernest Heidecker and Mrs. Hunter served refreshments. Because of a snow storm, several guests were not able to be present. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hintz, returned to Letts Creek after a three weeks tour spent on the west coast. They visited at the home of the former's daughter and husband and family at Sacramento and relatives and friends at Pasadena and vicinity. They also called on Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Dreyer who were spending the winter in California. - o A Concord deluxe sound system was presented to the Lone Rock church by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rath and was to be used for the first time at the annual Christmas program on Christmas Eire. : . - o -' Richard, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Studer, Lu- Verne, suffered a severe leg injury when he was playing with his sled and crashed into a wagon. It took fifteen stitches to close the gash in the fleshy part of the leg. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Guster, Algona, were leaving for Denison to spend the holiday vacation with the former's parents. January 2 they planned to be in Des Moines to attend the all-state band festival in which Joan Wolcott and Ronald Peterson would take part. Joan and Ronald were given first ratings, the former playing bas- . soon, the latter the trombone, in contests held previously among high school bands. - o - The Standard station in the west end of Burt, owned by Oliver Graham, was robbed sometime during the weekend. The robbers gained entrance by forcing a window that had never been opened and was nailed shut. They got $25 in cash, 6 boxes of candy, gum, cigars and an $18 electric razor, but auto accessories were not touched. Professional Directory Stf 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* DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTC^ETRiSTS 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 295-3743 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 KOSSUTII 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 JHhirbpractor 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 Kopsuth County Collet-trite Service Factbilt Reports ;.;.;.;.;.:^ CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV4 N. Podg* Ph. 393-3491 Milton G. Norton Justice of the peace Collection Services Office at 2Vt E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 400

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