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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 11, 1968
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Thursday, Jon. 11, 1968 ARE WE MISSING A BET ? Off and on we have editorally suggested that the old city dump area would make a pretty fair camping ground in an era when the traveling public has more and more gone to trailers and mobile homes as a means of enjoying the great American countryside and a more economical means of vacationing. Of course, nothing ever happened. Now comes the Iowa Development Commission to advise that it is printing 120,000 copies of a booklet to be distributed at sports and vacation shows around the country giving locations of rest areas and a listing of both PUBLIC and private CAMP SITES in Iowa. There are now 578 campgrounds in Iowa, the booklet says - Algona is not among them. Tourism Director C. L. (Vince) Caudle says the camping trade is one of the fastest growing forms of family recreation ... so we are not alone in our previous thoughts. But Algona has a front-door dump in preference to an inviting front-door campsite, adjacent to two major U.S. highways. TAMA PACK COMMENT Grundy Center Register - The Tama Packing Company, which was organized for the purpose of processing meat at Tama, Iowa, a few short years ago, is winding up its financial affairs with an estimated 92'',. stock loss. A little over $4,000,000 in stock was sold in a whirlwind campaign in about two weeks time when the company was first organized. It was a deluxe type of promotion, and people in the Tama county area, who realized the need for industrial expansion to create job opportunities, invested a lot of money in what looked like a good business opportunity. Several of the smaller meat packing firms have shown a substantial profit during their first years of operation, but the history of the small firms indicated that as time went on, both market and labor difficulties usually arose to trim or erase the profit margin for the stockholders. Moreover, the meat packing industry, like any other highly specialized business which .tries to operate on a large volume and a small profit margin, had to have expert management to compete with firms already in the business, and at a time when some of them were having economic difficulties. When a new firm starts business and the necessary capital is raised, the business will only be as good as the people who ran it, pnd if-more r^oney is paid out than is taken in over a period of time, :the company won't be in business very long. There should be some kind of corporate or legislative control to prevent the paying of exhorbitant salaries to managers or directors who fail to do a reasonably good job. Or, such directors should be held responsible to the stockholders for major decisions which are not sound. We will admit that there is sometimes large element of luck or chance in the cess of a new business. Many ventures classed as purely speculative. Most safety deposit boxes are lined with a few shares of gold mining stock as testimony to the fact that the investment didn't pay out, but no one really expected much of a return when the investment was made. People will continue to invest their money in any manner they wish, but when several million dollars evaporate from a community in a short period of time, some type of restraint should be effected to prevent such things from happening. Attaching more responsibility to management of such enterprises would be one way to reduce the speculative losses among lowans. foundations of the American democracy. The situation is far different from previous wars. In World War 1, President Wilson had virtually the complete backing of the American people. The attack at Pearl Harbor in World War II united the country as nothing else could. President Roosevelt's bitterest foes quickly closed ranks and backed him until the end. And President Truman had public support for his actions in the Korean War. But there are two schools of thought on the present war. President Johnson's policy is that if we stop the Viet Cong that it will halt the spread of Communism throughout Southeast Asia. The war has never been officially declared. The number of men involved jumped from 20,000 under the Kennedy administration to more than a half million now. The cost is approaching $30 billion a year. There is some out and out backing of the war. Many people feel that it is a bi-partisian affair and should be supported. But underneath there is a nagging belief that it is a rather hopeless affair. The war is unpopular throughout the world. And to many here at home it is also distasteful, for the hope of complete victory is remote and the cost in men and is indefinite. money a suc- are COMPLIMENTS FOR HUMPHREY Mllbank (S.D.) Review - You can find a poll to prove most anything you want nowdays. But no matter how popularity rises and falls in the polls, it is what happens in the voters' booth that counts as far as political future is concerned. Along this line it is interesting to note the recent successes of candidates for whom Vice President Hubert Humphrey campaigned in some highly controversial, touch and go mayoral elections throughout the nation. It goes without saying that Humphrey had the go ahead from President Johnson. In the Gary, Indiana, mayor's race, where Negro Democrat Gordon Hatcher was opposed by the local Democrat committee, Humphrey jumped in and backed a fund raising drive for Hatcher. This was the election where racial tension was so great that Indiana's governor mobilized National Guardsmen and had them in readiness near Gary after a Court order prevented him from sending them to Gary election day. Hatcher was elected mayor In Philadelphia, where pollsters and poll- ticians felt the defeat of Mayor James Tate by ..Republican Arlen Specter was a sure thing, ^Humphrey took time to campaign throughout the slums with Tate, urging tolerance. Tate was reelected I Humphrey is also getting credit for the election of Negro Democrat Carl Stokes as mayor of Cleveland and pulling off the victory of Joseph Alioto as mayor of San Francisco, where a Democrat split was making it rough for Alioto. Humphrey is the subject of much criticism in his home state and is not always respected as the great statesman that he is. But his ability to impress and influence those who hear him with an open mind cannot be denied. Even his enemies admit h»turned the tide in these red hot elections. Both Humphrey and President Johnson r-ust be greatly encouraged with the voters' response. To feed, clothe, house and educate a youngster, Mr. and Mrs American Taxpayer receive a $600 per year income tax deduction. But to support one enrollee in the Job Corps per year it costs about $7,000, and under the Cuban refugee program the government pays a family as much as $2,200 if they have a youngster in school. —Congressman H. R. Gross HAWK OR DOVE ? Holstein Advance — Most of the people of the United States are divided into camps and are described with a pair of new names- hawk or dove. If you are a hawk, you favor the war in Viet Nam and approve an escalation that might bring a quick victory and the return of the boys from war. If you are a dove, you favor de-escalation of the war, a negotiated peace and our getting back home 10,000 miles from the scene of the fighting. First off, every person is entitled to his opinion and is entitled to speak his peace and to defend his beliefs. That is one of the Glowing enthusiasm, even guided, is better than languid though mis- unconcern. Most men who are bull-heads for luck are also bullheaded for work. You're getting on in years when you begin enjoying a fixed routine. The man who mistakes but he mistake of all—doing nothing. does things makes many never makes the biggest -Poor Richard HP* 1 3ft %per Be* Jltome* 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHEP 1865 **HONAL NIWSPAPII OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUESDAY * 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 HOLD ON TfGHT/ THE B/G BUMP /N THE HILL I WARNED you ABOUT/ Frank Mc- - o - ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth Cqunty and adjoining areas ............................... $5 00 per year $ To all other address^ in United States or Foreign ...................... $7.00 per year I (No subscriptions less than six months) $ FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 13, 1948 On Nov. 18, 1946, the families of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Plathe of Rodman, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Plathe of Bode, greeted new arrivals, who were named LaDonna and Marilyn. The little girls were cousins, the fathers being brothers. On Jan. 5, 1948, at the McCreery hospital inWhitte- more, the same couples again became parents, each greeting another new daughter. Mrs. Vernon Plathe was the former Dorothy Mergen and Mrs. Arthur Plathe was the former Helen Young wirth. - o - The caption read "Meet Your New Neighbors" and pictured was Glen Harms, plant manager for Harms All-Gas Co., Algona, Mrs. Harms and the son, Bobby. They came to Algona Nov. 1 from Charles City. Bobby was a fourth grade pupil at the Bryant school. - o - From Odds and Ends- "Relatives came to Algona for Christmas "dinner and brought four dressed knd wrapped 'thicks with them as their contribution to the festive feed. There was room for only one duck in the icebox, so the other four were placed in a cold spot in the basement entrance . . . but, a bit later, one of the boys decided to clean up the basement and did, and the three ducks went into the furnace. We never did hear what H. E. Stephenson told his son, Howie, who threw in the ducks." - o - Mr. and Mrs. Sam Medin, Algona, were wintering at Newman, Calif., and had written friends of the fine trip west and the enjoyable visit they were having. The Medins bought a new car for the trip which was the first real vacation for Mr. Medin in 25 years. He was off-duty from Algona Creamery employ. Mrs. Medin wrote that the going trip covered 3,291 miles and took them 10 days. - o - S/Sgt. Arthur S. Dahlhauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Dahlhauser of Whittemore, was serving with the Army of Occupation in southern Korea. S/Sgt. Dahlhauser enlisted in the Army in 1946 and had been in Korea I 1 months. He was a graduate of West Bend High School, class of 1946. - o - She was a long way from home, but for Mrs. Louis Kent of the Doan neighborhood northeast of Algona, all at once it didn't seem so far when she had a visit from her sister's fiance, Jim MacIntyre, formerly of Watford, England, her own home town. Mrs. Kent was Kossuth county's first war bride and arrived on one of the coldest days of the whole winter. She now had prospects of having a sister live in the states, for when Mr. Maclntyre went back to England, he planned to return here with his bride. - o - Weatherman Harry Nolle said there would be slowly rising temperatures in the area-which sounded fine to everyone. High for the week was 40 degrees and the low four above zero. - o - The Hook and Eye sewing club met at the home of Mrs. Rex Wolfe, Fenton. Guests of the . club were Mesdames Roy Chris- chilles, Jack Tieman, Ervin Ruhnke, Charles Weisbrod, One of the very few old landmarks left at Irvington, "the old ice house", had been torn down. Despite its age, some of the lumber was still in good shape, and so was used by C. Gales on his garage. - o - Mrs. C. 0. Bailey, Seneca, took her mother, Mrs. G. W. Yager, back to her home at Fenton. Mrs. Yager had spent several weeks at the Bailey home recuperating from a cracked bone in her wrist which she sustained when she slipped and fell on the ice at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Sheldon Merrill, Jr., at Thanksgiving time. - o - Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson, Swea City, entertained at a 7 o'clock dinner New Year's Eve. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Glen Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bilsborough, Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Green and Johnny, Mrs. Fern Peterson and Arlene, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson and Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson and Jerry, and Mrs. Rose Mitchell. - o - Edward J. Munyer, Ledyard, had been made manager of the R.ock Island lumber yard at Elmore. He was a World War n Veteran and had lumberyard experience 'in' Ledyard and Blue Earth. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 7, 1958 The first baby reported born in the county in 1958 was a little miss born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Laabs of Lone Rock Jan. 2. She weighed 6 Ibs., 9 oz. and was born at the Algona Osteopathic Clinic. The first baby at St. Ann hospital was also a girl, weighing 6 Ibs., 13 1/2 oz., born to the Wilmer Metzgers of West Bend, Jan. 3. - o - Mrs. C. W. Bjustrom, Lu- Verne, was hostess at a breakfast held in the rooms of the Methodist church for college students and senior class members, home for the holiday vacation. Guests were Donald Larson, Ronald Stone, Annette Braynard, Keith Kubly and LeRoy Witzel, Iowa State College; Kathy Bockes, Iowa State Teachers College; Ronald Martin, Buena Vista College; James Zwiefel, Eagle Grove Jr. College; Gerald Larson, Wayne Smith, Sonja Goetsch, Curtis Will, senior students, and Marcia Stone. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schadendorf of Lone Rock announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ruth, to Richard Mittag, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hanson, Algona. The marriage would be held during the month of February, the exact date depending upon a pro- .posed furlough for Mr. Mittag who was serving in the U. S. Navy Air Force at San Diego, Calif. - o - Below zero readings prevailed during the early morning hours during the week. Low mark for the period was a five below reading New Year's Day, while the high for the week was 38 degrees. High winds made things quite miserable for everyone. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Lester Theesfield and Janet of Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wichtendahl and Diane, Lone Rock, and Larry Strayer of Burt went to Ft. Dodge where Janet and Diane left by train for Florida to work for the next three months. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ringsdorf, Portland twp.> entertained at an early Christmas dinner and had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Gene . RIngsdorf of Des Moines, Mrs. Lulu Ringsdorf, Burt, Mrs. Brink Shipler, Swea City, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radmaker and Kent Rippentrop of Titonka. - o- Mary Faith McGuire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGuire, Bancroft, had the fingers on her right hand badly cut when she got her hand in an electric beater. - o - Winners in the Christmas decoration contest sponsored by the Burt Lions Club were: first place, William Madsen, Jr., 2nd .place, CarlRexnplds;, 3rd place, Clifford* Holding. *HonoFable mention^ent to Don..Patterson, Luther Miller, Don Mitchell and Charles Davis. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber, Janice and Wayne, Fenton, drove to Chicago Dec. 26 and visited until Dec. 30 in the Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Borne home. William Stoeber of Iowa City accompanied them and spent the time at the Floyd Bellinger home. - o - Mrs. -Ed Tlgges and Mrs. Odey Cherland, Lone Rock, entertained the Idle Hour Club at the Tigges home for their annual Christmas party. Twenty-two members and three guests were present. Mrs. Albert Shaser and Mrs. Joe Vollmer had charge of the entertainment. - o - Mary Meyer, Shirley Dau and Carol Zumach spent their Christmas vacation in Whittemore with their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dau and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zumach. The girls were employed in Des Moines. /"\. Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Watch Out For The Phony Gadget — Its an ironic fact of life CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Fasten 5. Fruit pies 10. Fragrance 11. Aside 12. Type of architecture 13. Phoebe 14. Solemn wonder 15. The holm oak 17. Exist 18. Distant 19. Like 20. Unaccented 23. Sling around 25. Whirlybirds 27. God of war 28. Relatives 29. Indian coins: abbr, 30. Britain's ancient inhabitant 31. Barium: sym. 32. Hind 33. Meadow 36. Mexican Indian 38. Heathen images 40. Sky-blue 41. Rope with running knot 42. Melodies 43 Hereditary factor '* DOWNT 1. Raven or jackdasv 2. Knowledge 3. Wurttem- berg measure 4. Ocean 5. Candle 6. Top 7. Uncooked 8. Cherish 9. Branch 10. Ohio college town 16. Pithy 18. Cuckoos 19. Herring 20. Excla- matlon 21. Marble flooring 22. Bull fight cheers 23. Let it stand 24. Large worm 26. Selecting 30. Steps 31. Bleats 32. Ire mass 33. Aquatic bird 34. Otherwise aa aau cmaa aaauuau aatau ana oa aaa lamuaauu am HHI-J UHH aaau 35. Mother of Peer Gynt 37. Large wine cask 39. Female deer ^ lc '// 'to if?" 1 ^ ito 1 '/// *' ¥•» •i. y // tl yr 5 Y // IB ^ * IS y //, 40 /^ //, '// Ib 16 /y, #>, fy 5 II 1) '/// 2(. ** 41 44 b ^ l\ W. >»* 1 W l» % » e 17 y. *P 9 ^ if ^ it* % nowadays that the more tech nlcal, the more scientific, the more computerized our society becomes, the moreliableweoften are to be taken in. After all, how many people can claim to understand most of the complicated appliances and gadgets that roll off the assembly lines and on to the markets? Who can tell what's really useful and worth its price? Usually a scientist I'd say, or a technician in the field. Well, maybe I am exaggerating. But sometimes, when I read what goes on, I wonder. Take just one area, for instance — medicine. The number of so-called medical devices you come across in the ads and elsewhere is fantastic. Their claims are even more so. They not Infrequently guarantee to cure practically every ache in every bone In your body. Yet, so many really amazing things are happening in the medical world, It s small wonder a layman can't keep track of them. So it comes about that, when a salesman tries to talk you into investing in a massage pad that will baniflh hernia or cancer, and that will take care of your wrinkles in the bargain, well, "Maybe It's possible nowadays" is what you tend to think. And talking of wrinkles, we retirees, unfortunately are prime targets for this kind of racket. Of course we've more time to think about our ailments (hai: the younger set. \Vc t\vn have more ailments, ^o «-.• (•;•! •! ,•-• full treatment, so to speak. Mind you, I'm not Irving »M get US off the hook ai!oi>ethr~ It's often our own fault You have to be realh liying m I-,,-. lieve in a vacuum (leaner th,,| will fix your sinus tr.uiliV, plus your aehing back, and ai tin same time be handy to ha.e around in case of lung cancir. Ikit it's been done. And will be again if this kind of thing ; s not clamped clown on hard \Vhich fortunately the idoci and IVug Administration and the American Medical Association :ire trying to do. However neither of these two agencies can be everywhere at once. You lave to be on the watch too. Otherwise you're liable to end up with quite a bit of your irecious retirement funds siphoned off for a phony piece of equipment. So, if you have any doubt in ,'our mind about the worth of some medical device you'd like o try, be sure and call or \\riie he F. P.A., Washington P ( . 20204, or your local Medical Association. Your Metier Musi ness Mureau can help too. And here's a good booklet put out >y Harvest Years Maga/ine on low to Guard Against I'Vaiids ind Quacks. If you're curious to know nore about these rackets, MMH! 25c to Harvest Years Publishing Company Inc., Dept. KTS 104 •]ast 40th Street. New York V. Y. 100HJ, and ask fov n opy. You'll see what I mean Mr. and Mrs. Antone Waechter and sons, Ottosen, were Christmas '!ve supper guests at the Verne Waechter home at Cylinder. They also enjoyed a gift exchange. On Christmas Day they were guests at a pot-luck dinner at the Henry Dahlhauser home at West Bend. - o - A total of 102 auto mishaps in Algona accounted for $20,993.98 In total damages during 1957, according to a report issued by the local police. There were no fatalities, but 11 persons did receive personal Injuries in mishaps locally. - o - Gregor street n.M'l when her car lilt a frosty spot on (he blacktop and curooiii'd into ditch and rolled over. Mie *>, thrown from tlie machine "ROOF KAISIMG" Twenty Waverly friends oi'Lr- land Ebaugh climbed on the roof of his new dairy barn earlier tills month and completed the huge top surface coverin»- in short order. Ebaiij'ji'y old barn was destroyed by fire November. in Lillian Selby ofLuVerne ~was nursing some bad bruises fe a result of an accident on Mc- HONOKED Ray R. Douglass of P past grand master of Masons, was presented a 00-year certificate of membership in the lodge -•-at 'a' special meeting attended by ;,131 Masons from all sections of the state and many Grand Lodge officers. ft! Professional Directory J9P?.T.9.?.?.. 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 ALGONA INSURANCE ' AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Line;; Of Insurance 295-317G JMME. state BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 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. Ilcrbst 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 Farm Mgmnt, KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3750. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet' and Larry C. Johnson 110 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor ::;::?:^;:;:::::::::::::;::':;:;:::;:^.:.;.:.;.;.;.:.:.;.;.;..,.. DR, M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wet! - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 - 12:00 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Heporjs CARLSQN Fwm MANAGEMENT C0WWAWY N. Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2V4 E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-254U Post Office Box 460

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