The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1968 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 4, 1968
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For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: am thirteen and would like t_ tell you my problem. Do you think I should court — althougl I am doing so already? I wi] be fourteen in January and that's not long. I don't hav anything against courting and I think it is a nice thing to do All my teachers say we shoulc court when we are matur chough and I am. One of mj friends is thirteen and will b fourteen in April. Her boyfriend bought her a going-steady ring and my mother said it was nic for him to do that. Why doesn she let me take company? Isn' it all right for him to sit out on the porch with me? I am in the ninth grade and I think i should court and takecompany Mother already knows I'm courting, but she hasn't said : could take company. I would like your reply." OUR ANSWER: There is no time when you "should" court Courting is not a mandatory thing, or something to do just because everyone else is doing it. Actually, you should not begin by courting. You should begin by having friends. Some girls seem to think that they must go steady when they reach a certain age because they see their friends doing the same thing. The girl who is wise doesn't merely follow the crowd. She has friends, both boys and girls. She chooses a "steady" when she is mature enough. The one person in the world who should best judge a girl's maturity and best advise her is mother. Mother's advice is not always what a girl wants to iear, but it is generally based on solid experience and genuine nterest. * * * K you hov« a Ittnagt problem you won! lo itcuii or an obltrvalion lo molt, oddr.n our l»»«r to FOI AND ABOUT TEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE RANKFORT. ICY WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - The 90th Congress limped home last week after refusing to vote on one of the most important problems facing it and the nation — a standard of ethical conduct. The House of Representatives had taken the historic step of expelling one of its members, Rep. Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem. The Senate had taken the historic step of censuring one of its members, Sen. Tom Dodd, D- Conn., the sixth time in history that a United States Senator has been censured. Yet both houses of Congress ' ducked setting up a code of ethi- i cal conduct. In the House, I Speaker McCormack appointed i able Rep. Melvin Price of Illinois i ,as;.chairman of the Ethics Com- J r-mittee; then secretly sidetracked a.any faction. In the Senate, Chairman John Stennis of Mississippi announced that his Ethics Committee had been too busy to act. Meanwhile there existsatleast three different codes of ethical conduct as between different members of Congress and as between them and the executive branch of government. There is one code of ethics for a Negro Congressman, such as Powell, another code for junketing white members of the Establishment such as Rep. Mendel Rivers, D-S. C. Powell finagled airplane credit cards to take trips to the Bahamas. Rivers gets a special airplane from the Air Force when he wants to fly home to South Carolina. Second, there is one code of ethics for security risks in the Congress, another for members of executive department. An alcoholic in the Defense or State Departments is fired automatically as a security risk. An alcoholic who is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee keeps this important post, even though he has access to highly classified security information. - o - - LBJ IS TOUGH- The third .difference in ethical standard involves the publication • of personal assets. Senators voted last October not to require themselves to file their assets with the Secretary of the Senate. In contrast, President Johnson has long required all Cabinet members, all bureau chiefs, all members of commissions, all top officials, to file a record of their stocks, bonds, bank deposits, real estate holdings, all tangible wealth, with the Civil Service Commission, where it can be scrutinized periodically in case of personal profit while in office. Johnson has been requiring this for four years, and members of the executive must file DREW PEARSON their assets every quarter. There was a time when Attorney General Howard McGrath resigned from the Truman Cabinet in protest against such a proposal. As a result, Truman never carried it out. But Johnson, though he hasn't publicized it, has been tough in requiring all his executives to do what the Senate voted not to do. Partly because of this, perhaps, there have been no conflicts of interest in the Johnson administration. In contrast, Eisenhower was forced to accept the resignation of his Secretary of the Air Force; fired his Deputy General Services Administrator, a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, the chief of his Farm Home Administration and several others - all because of conflicts of interest. One of the worst conflicts, however, involved the Eisenhower farm, where it was revealed that three oilmen, the late W. Alton Jones of Cities Service, Billy Byars of Tyler, Tex., and George E. Allen, contributed approximately $1,000 a month apiece to pay the salaries of the farm manager, assistant farm manager and farm hands. Nevertheless, the 90th Congress adjourned without adopting any standard of ethical conduct. - o - - LONE VOICE - Another Congressman who deserves a bouquet for courage is Rep. John G. Dow, D-N. Y., who once spoke up in a meeting with the President to urge that he stop bombing North Vietnam and get out. Dow's was the only voice to be heard; and he has been speaking up ever since. "I sign every petition in Congress to take the problem to the U. N.," says the New York Democrat. "However, the United States went ahead in Vietnam without U. N. approval. I have slight faith that peace can be accomplished through these channels, since neither South nor North Vietnam nor mainland China belongs to the U. N. "Escalation could occur atany minute any day and could dash our hopes and throw the world into a worse turmoil than any we have known. We must insist that this present danger does not result in catastrophe for the world." - o - - TRAVELING GOVERNORS - The two most traveled governors of the South have kicked up a storm over their travels. They haven't equalled the junketing of Adam Clayton Powell, but they have started in that direction. The governors are; 1. Claude Kirk, first Republi- PRINTING Service — Saisfaction — Economy OFFICE SUPPLIES Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. Algona I I I I can governor of Florida, who traveled on a honeymoon to Europe last fall at the taxpayers' expense. 2. The gubernatorial team of George and Lurleen Wallace of Alabama, who are trying to split the Democratic vote for President, and who have been away from Alabama for weeks. On Nov. 27 Gov. Lurieen Wallace spent the first full day at her desk in the state capitol in Montgomery since her operation last July. She had recently been in California helping her husband get his name on the ballot. Ala- bamans say they'd like to see their governor and/or her husband stay at home for a change. Gov. Kirk's honeymoon airplane fare to Europe last September was charged to Florida's Development Commission and cost $1,627. The Republican governor had married the beautiful, buxom German-Brazilian Erika Mittfield shortly after he knocked Florida's politics into a cocked hat by being the first Republican to get elected governor. Republicans who elected him immediately began talking of running Kirk for Vice President. To this end, the crack Satire Public Relations firm of New York was retained, ostensibly to promote Florida development. But the firm has also concocted all sorts of gimmicks tokeepGov. Kirk's name in the headlines, such as having him descend to the bottom of the ocean eight miles off the Florida coast to plant an American flag, thereby claiming the bottom of the sea for Florida; also having the governor sit on the player's bench in his shirtsleeves at football games. This, however, has backfired. Recently boos have greeted the governor's arrival. - o - - CONGRESSIONAL DISSENTER - Congress went home for Christmas with few bouquets and many tin cans tied to its tail. One man who deserves a bouquet, however, is Rep. John Culver, D-Iowa, whose appointment to the House Un-American Activities Committee at first was received with groans. Civil liberties leaders wanted Rep. James Scheuer, D-N. Y., named to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. Charles Weltner, D-Ga. After 11 months on the committee, however, young Culver not only proved his worth as a dissenter, but had such courage in leading the fight against the useless Subversive Activities Control Board that colleagues stood on the House floor to applaud him. Said New York's Scheuer: if'I really wanted that vacancy. But now I'm ready to admit that you have done a better job on the committee than I could have done. We're all proud of you." Culver, 35, a former Harvard fullback and Marine vet, also has battled to improve rural water facilities and various farm programs. He is married to the former Ann Cooper, onetime women's diving champ. WINNER Mike Bott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bott, Victor, exhibited the first-place junior yearling Hereford steer at the 1967 International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. 50-YEAR Henry Buchanan of Storm Lake was awarded life membership by the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star for 50 years of continuous membership in the organization. He was also given a 50-year pin by the Odebolt chapter of which he is a member. LuVERNE I Mrs. Clifford Holmes J flItHHIiiiiiuiiiiiuiiiiimmiiiiiiimmuiiiiiiHiiiiiimiiillllllllttIrS Christmas dinner guests in the home of Violet and LuellaSwieger were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lay, Ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Consoer, Ft. Dodge. Mrs. Consoer is a sister of Violet and Luella. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kublyleft last Friday to spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kublyand Heidi, Western Springs, HI., and with Dale Kubly, Oak Park, Dl. Jan. 3, Keith left to spend a month in Japan on business for Zenitli Corp. of Chicago. He will also visit China, Hawaii, Korea, and Formosa. Recent guests in the Cliff Bjustrom home were Mr. and Mrs. William Abbott, John, Jim and Jeanne, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bjustrom, Renwick; and Cleo Ward, Missouri. Christmas dinner guests at the Donald Bjustrom home were Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bjustrom, LuVerne; and Laurence Bjustrom of Strat'ord, cousin of Cliff Bjustrom. Mrs. Audrey Baumgartner and family, LuVerne, attended a Christmas dinner and family reunion at the Johnson House, Algona. Christmas dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prulsmann of Blairsburg were Mr. and Mrs. Art Weise, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nielsen, LuVerne; and Mrs. Esther Addy and Linda, Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bagerand Regina of Grand Lake, Colo., arrived Sunday to see his mother, Mrs. Eli Eager, a patient at Mercy hospital at Mason City, and to spend Christmas with his dad, Eli Eager. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Warmbier and Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Dale. Zentner and family, Lu Verne; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hippen, Otho; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Williams, Algona; and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Williams and Patrick, Des Moines, were Sunday dinner guests in the home of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. T. L. Williams, LuVerne. Christmas dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Goetsch, Webster City, were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Warmbier and . Terry. Thubday, Jan. 4, 1968 Algona (la.) Upper D« Moin«-3 ADV. MODEL OF NEW MINIATURE HEARING AID GIVEN MPLS., MINN. - A most unique free offer of special interest to those who hear but do not understand words, has just been announced. A true-life non-operating model, actual size replica of the smallest Dahlberg Hearing Aid ever made, will be given away absolutely free to anyone answering this advertisement. Wear it in the privacy of your own home without cost or obligation of any kind .... "ITS YOURS FREE TO KEEP." The size of the instrument is only one of its many features. It weighs less than an eighth of an ounce and it is all at "ear level", in one unit. No wires lead from the body to the head. Here is truly hope for the HARD OF HEARING. These models are free while the supply lasts. Send this ad with your name and address to BOX 191, SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA 51360 for your free model. *D<w't With Your Personal Property • INSURE IT 3 WAYS WITH A NEW HOUSEHOLDERS' PROTECTIVE FLOATER I Covers against Loss by ft cine INCLUDING w rmfc EXTENDED COVERAGE t THEFT • OTHER HAZARDS Blossom Insurance Agency 109 N. DOPGE AU5ONA, IOWA Chnstmas dinner guests in the home' of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Carroll were their children and relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carroll and family, LuVerne; Mr. and Mrs. Don Carroll and family, LuVerne; Mr. and Mrs. Ron Clark and Ryan, Enid, Okla.; Mrs. Helen Toohy, and Mrs. Rosie Hardcopf, LuVerne; and Mrs. Guy Andre and Michele, Ft. Dodge. Christmas eve supper guests in the home of Clifford Holmes were their children and families, Mr. and Mrs. Burt DeNio, Lu Verne; Mr. and Mrs. Max King, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Doug Holmes, Ames; and Mr. and Mrs. Duran Watts and son, LuVerne. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Klaessy of Chitek, Wise., visited in the home of Clifford Holmes Friday afternoon and evening. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goetsch were Christmas eve guests in the home of Mrs. Phyllis Struther, Algona. Gifts were opened later in the evening. Mrs. Goetsch and Mrs. Struthers are sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goetsch were Christmas Day guests at the home of their daughter and family, the Jon Putnams in Algona. Other guests were Jon's parents, the Darel Putnams of Ponca, Neb. Progressive club met in the home of Audrey Weber with Connie Brainerd, co-hostess, for the Christmas party Monday evening. Fourteen members were present. It was decided to buy a clock for the new library. The program, by Lavon Mallory and Ruth Wolf, consisted of the story of the "Praying Hands;" Denmark's Christmas plates and the meaning of "I wish you a merry Christmas." Test Center Beginning Jan. 2, residents of this area will be able to take advantage of a driving test center at Ft. Dodge. The center will be located at the National Guard Armory there. This service is in addition to test centers in this immediate area served by Patrolamn Bill Tordoff, Algona, who is at Estherville each Monday; Emmetsburg, Tuesday; Algona, Wednesday; Forest City, Thursday; Garner or Britt, Friday; and Swea City, Saturday morning each week. -101- I. C. Ferguson, Dysart, celebrated his 101st birthday there, Dec. 19. CROSSWORD mm LAST WIIKf ANSWtt — ACROSS 1 Tritp F f . Work hard 11. Hippo- rlrorne 12 Shade of green 13. Pnrrlude 14. Quoted 15 Larpe worm 16. Sculptors 1 tools 18. Synthetlr ruby 19. Skin opening 22 Rlevntfd train 23 Girdle 2fi. lydpo 28 River in AhLiki 30. " of Satan" 31 Behold! 33. Unite 31. Member of a native race of India 3(5 Suitor 39 Prrsidentint nickname 42 Cede 43. Subside 4fi Gamut 46. Page 47. Bearded, as rye 48 Pounds down DOWN 1. Ordered 2. War god 3. Bills 4. Mother of Irish gods 5. Slow: music 6 Within a given area 7. Living 8. Morsel 9. Across 10 Marx men 17 Regret 18 Logarithm unit 19 Greek letter 20 German physicist 21 Ribbed fabric 23. Island group off Honshu 24 Japanese festival 25. Writing fluid 27. Coquetted 29. Eskimo knife 32. Single unit 34. Door Joint 35. Current of air 36 Location of Taj Mahal 37 Etch 38. American educator 39. Unruffled 40. Sloping' 41. 13 Popes 44. Feathered scarf 13 19 45 20 17 21 38 4 5 '//, b 18 34 Ife 21 31 n 21 52 11 14 18 3? 4? 46 48 29 33 44 8 9 10 23 39 24 40 IS 41 Over 1 A- million in earnings paid Home Federal Savers prove SAVINGS serve the needs of the whole community! The invented cash reserves of our savers work hard. 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