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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 18, 1968
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(la.) Upp*r tai Meinw thortdoy, Jon. 18, A STRONG CANDIDATE Announcement by State Treasurer Paul Frantenburg last week that he would be a candidate for the democratic nomination for governor of Iowa was no complete surprise, but it was a welcome announcement for democrats of the state. Mr. Franzenburg has served as state treasurer since 1964 and in the interval his office has been well conducted and his own personal integrity has never been questioned by either party. He does not have a background of a lifetime in politics, which might be considered an asset at this particular time. Many people are a little tired of candidates who have made their living, so to speak, from politics during a lifetime. In the case of Mr. Franzenburg, his background is that of a small town citizen, who has participated in most of the community activities, and who has conducted a family business very successfully, and also with the same problems that confront most business men and farmers today. In many ways his candidacy might be termed a breath of fresh air on the political scene, and this may be a year in which citizens welcome new faces and candidates who might not be termed professional politicians. Friends and neighbors of Mr. Franzenburg in the Conrad, Iowa, area, who knew him long beore he ever held a state political office, and who represent probably more normal republican voters than democrats, have given him perhaps the best recommendation possible . . . they say they will vote for him. IN NAME OF POVERTY At least six Chicago anti-poverty workers were disclosed last week to be waiting trial on assorted criminal charges. Two were in jail, one charged with murder and one with conspiracy to commit murder. Four others were out on bond awaiting trial, three for rape and one for aggravated battery. All six, members of a South Side gang, were hired as instructors in a $972,000 federal project (the Woodlawn Organization) to help high school dropouts. They received salaries up to $6,500 a year. A seventh "instructor," Bernard Green, is currently out on five years' probation, having been convicted of burglary last January. Green, who served the first six months of his sentence, is supposed to hold down a full-time job. But police records indicate that Green was stopped last September and asked why he wasn't teaching at the anti-poverty headquarters. The records indicate Green told detectives he had a "good deal" and had worked when he wanted to. Two months later, Chicago detectives entered Green's classroom and observed students shooting dice, sleeping and reading comic books. No textbooks were seen. Instructor Green explained that the class was taking a recess. Nobody has explained how characters like this can get hired for "anti-poverty" work at taxpayer expense. PEACE FEELER OBSTACLE There can well be skepticism regarding what seem to be "peace feelers" from North Vietnamese sources. But'every possible avenue must be explored, skepticism or not. However, one of the most serious drawbacks to edging into a semblance of negotiation seems to come from within the circle of South Vietnamese generals, a situation the Fort Dodge Messenger outlines well below: "Americans certainly must be fed up with the way the U.S. constantly bows and scrapes to the opportunist generals who rule the Saigon government. It is high time President Johnson told }hem the facts of life. He should tell both Jhiau and Ky .that the South Vietnamese must take over more of the actual fighting if they are not willing to go all out to resolve the conflict through negotiations. It has been evident for years that the Saigon g9vernment would not last ten days without a massive American military presence behind it. So why shouldn't the U.S. get tough right now with the phony regime in South Vietnam and prevent the loss of more thousands of American lives ? "We are confident the vast majority of Americans would rally behind President Johnson if he would take such a lead in getting the war stopped. He could move right now in that direction by halting the bombings of the North and announcing forthwith and minus any strings a willingness to negotiate with the National Liberation Front. He could make it clear that true self-determination by the Vietnamese people can be achieved only by a politicial settlement which permits Vietnamese of all persuasions, including the Communist persuasion, to share in the country's future, regardless what a band of military generals desire." OVERLOAD IS RIGHT Blame for the collapse of the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, has been placed on an overload of traffic on the bridge, by investigating engineers, and not on any structural weakness. So far, 36 bodies have been recovered from the cold waters of the river, and many more are still listed as missing. Overload is right — one truck on the bridge at the time was loaded with 32 ton of gravel. So long as increasingly bigger payloads and longer and heavier trucks are allowed, more bridge collapses can be expected. * * * EVEN confirmed fools have their serious moments. SALUTE FORGOTTEN MEN Who is the Forgotten Man? He Is the clean, quiet, virtuous domestic citizen, who pays his debts and his taxes and is never heard of out ol his little circle. WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER, 1883 Chicago Tribune — We address our greetings to all the fine people of the United States. The newspapers may sometimes suggest that the country is peopled exclusively by gangsters, con men, demonstrators, draft card burners, drug addicts, race rioters, strikers, and politicians. Our warm wishes go to the large anonymous majority who do not make trouble or court notoriety. These are the people whose taxes make it possible for governments to function and for politicians to pose as our saviors and benefactors. They are churchgoers who can't understand the oddballs who argue that it is unconstitutional for school children to sing . ^.CIjri»tmq.s..jcaroJs,._TJ J 9y < .pre the dependable -people who do^ their jobs qu.ietly and keep the ^wheels turning in a productive society. They are people with worries, who endure the hazards to which their sons are exposed in combat far away, who are concerned with the rising costs of putting children thru college, who pay their bills and sacrifice to meet the grinding demands of the tax collector. They are those who are willing to work to provide for themselves, instead of constituting a burden on the community. They are the law abiding who respect the rights of their neighbors and expect their own rights to be honored. They do not impose themselves on others or make nuisances of themselves. They honor traditional values and do not view conformity as a social peril. They are not members of the country club set, but compose the backbone of a country which puts human values first. Without them, this country would be without hope and without vision and it would be far less than it is. The quality of any society grows out of the quality of the individuals composing it, and the decencies, consideration and compassion of our society grow out of the family at home, not out of the halls of government. So we wish all of these upstanding and unsung Americans the happiest and most prosperous of New Years. For, as Sumner said again: "The Forgotten Man . . . delving away in patient industry, supporting his family, his taxes, casting his vote, supporting the church and the school . . . but he is the only one for whom there is no provision in the great scramble and the big divide. Such is the Forgotten Man. He works, he votes, generally he prays-but his chief business in life is to pay . . . Who and where is the Forgotten Man in this case, who will have to pay for it all?" The things taught in schools are not an education, but the means of an education. —Ralph Waldo Emerson Be* Jltome* 1 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ceT*-,,« NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ESTABLISHED 1865 ^A, I I . OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER — • ^** ' IA 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 II. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas .................................. $5 w per year To all other addresses in United States or Foreign ...................... $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) "Good afternoon, madam." from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Lt. Charles Wilkes discovered the Antartic continent, January li/f F. D. Roosevelt was Inaugurated for third term, January 20, 1941. DeGaulle quit as president of France, January 20, Carrie Nation started her campaign by swinging a hatchet on a Wichita, Kansas saloon, January 21, 1907. The Panama Canal treaty was signed, January 22, 1903. Woodrow Wilson addressed the senate In a bid for peace, January 22, 1917. The first Philippine republic was constituted, January 23, 1899. The United Mine Workers of America was formed, January 23, 1890. Roosevelt and Churchill conferred at Casablanca, January 24, 1943. The U. N. Atomic Energy Commission was created, January 24, 1946. The first trans-U.S. phone call, San Francisco to New York City, was made, January 25, 1915. 20 YESES AGO IN TMI ! *% : ##*# : ^^ FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 20, 1948 It was a bad season for wolves, (the four-legged kind)! Several weeks ago a Swea City farm youth bagged a 30 Ib. wolf near his farm. Pictured in this issue of the paper was a 37 Ib. male wolf that had been caught in a trap by the two Byson brothers, John A. Byson and Louis Byson, sons of Mr. -and Mrs. Fred Byson of Plum Creek twp. The wolf was believed to be one of those seen the previous summer running in a pack along the creek bottom by Lloyd Wellendorf while on a fishing expedition. - o - Joel, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Harris, Algona, had returned to school following two weeks at home with chicken pox. - o - Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gillespie, Algona, returned from Chicago, 111. where they attended the North American Gladiolus convention held at the LaSalle Hotel. - o - Walter Hefti, LuVerne, bought a Corwith business lot and opened a locker plant there with a coffee shop in front. Hefti now had four locker plants, the others at LuVerne, Britt and Crystal Lake. - o - Rodney Priebe, Lone Rock, celebrated his 7th birthday after school at the parental Art Priebe home with the following guests present: Gary Hawks, Kearn Marlow, Gene Flaig, Donald Bates, Lanny Grosland, Kermit Krueger, Jerry Jensen, Dennis McCleish and David Johnson. The boys enjoyed themselves with games after which lunch was served by Rodney's mother. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunt and Lois had gone on a vacation trip to Texas for two months and would live in a fully equipped trailer house enroute. - o - The losing ladies bowling team of Wesley treated the winning team to a 6:30 dinner at Van's Cafe in Algona followed by a theater party. The losing team consisted of Mrs. L. T. Root, captain, Mrs. J. M. Kunz, Mrs. H. H. Raney, Mrs. Don Kraus and Mrs. Dick Grifhorst. Winners were Mrs. Frank Bleich, captain, Mrs. Francis Hauptman, Mrs. Everett Barr, Mrs. Jim Walker and Mrs. Charles Mullin. - o - A former Algona man, Arthur C. Nordstrom, former Algona High athlete and at one time, athletic coach at St. Cecelia's Academy, had been honored by election as president of the Tavern Owners' Association of Oregon. A full page picture of Art adorned the front page of the Oregon Tavern News, official publication of the association. Art and an older brother had gone to Oregon several years ago and in due course of time became interested in civic affairs and in 1937 was elected commander of the Maccabees, holding that office for four years. He also became a prominent member of the Elks and other organizations. Art was owner of the Bungalow Inn, Portland, Ore. - o Fire caused considerable loss to poultry and feed in the building of the Robinson Produce Co. of Corwith, located in Wesley. The building was on Main St. in Wesley, just east of the Standard station. The Wesley fire department attacked the flames which seemed to center in the furnace area in the basement, but a call was put into the Algona fire department who made the run in sub-zero weather. With the two departments in action, the flames were brought under control but not before many of the chickens were suffocated in the building. Feed and poultry supplies were also damaged. - o Another hospital crisis confronted the community. As of Jan. 19 acceptance of new patients at the Kossuth hospital was discontinued. Patients in the hospital would be cared for until they were dismissed by their phy- . sicians, or able to be moved somewhere else. In the meantime, the General hospital stated they were operating there at near capacity, but every effort would be made to speed turnover to make way for emergencies. - o Kossuth county's coldest week of the winter hit with the temperature skidding to ten below zero. High for the week was 32 degrees. 10 YEARS AGO IN tHl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 14, 1958 Many young "Whirlybird" fans, and lots more not so young, got a fine chance to look over a real, live helicopter north of Algona when the copter set down just north of highway 18 in front of Van's Cafe while the pilots ate their lunch. They were looking for a weather balloon which had been released at Mitchell, S. D., but overcast skies made the search a little difficult, so tracking of the huge balloon was being done by radio signals. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Perry Byam, Algona, entertained the members of their 500 club. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geilenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Geilenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. James Egli, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Knecht, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Logue and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Raney. - o - Mr. and Mrs. BUI Hauptly, Wesley, were pleasantly surprised by relatives, neighbors and friends Dec. 28, which was their 20th wedding anniversary. The evening was spent playing cards and lunch was brought and served by the self-invited guests. - o - Kay Voigt, well-known Algona kegler, wrote a new page in local bowling history when she tossed an all-time woman's high, a 661 series, at Hawkeye Lanes. Kay's series count included lines of 247, 214 and 200 and came during Mixed League action. Her husband, Whitey Voigt, also one of, Algona's top keglers, had a fine 605 series, including a 225 line during the same three games. - o - Guy Giddings, LuVerne, left for ,a vacation trip to Florida, making the trip via plane. He planned to visit in St. Louis, Mo., and with World War n friends in Pensacola and St. Petersburg, and the Morriss Thompson family at Puntagorda, Fla., former farmers in the Lu- Verne area. - o - The Setting Hens 500 club met at the home of Mrs. Melvin Elbert, Whittemore. Mrs. Melvin Roeber won high prize, Mrs. Orville Barber, low, and Mrs. Wilbur Roeber, travel. - o - Karen Hutchins of Algona High School ranked among the top interpretative readers at a reading festival held at Mason City. Miss Hutchins received four superior ratings out of a possible five. Three other students, Sandra Bay, Linda Smith and Allen Reid, represented Algona at the festival. Four speech students received excellent certificates for their work in a Forensic League discussion at Iowa City. They were Jim Anderson, Linda Smith, Paula Priebe and Mimi Wright. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Mueller, Fenton, entertained Jan. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. Country of the czars 7. Supporting- timber 11. Rings, rinks and 12. Boss on shield 13. The Risi.ig 'Sun's 14. imall itrer r.\ 15. Like . wing 16. Wading bird 17. Remember 20. By way of 22. Brightest star in Scorpio 26. Preposition 28. Network 29. Doubter 33. Revolver 34. Andes' mountain, in Bolivia 36. Listened to 39. Candlcnut trees 42. Part of a church 43. Go back on a promise 45. Dregs 46. Wide street 17. Afternoon receptions 18. Separated DOWN 1. Hindu prince 2. Mountain range in 1 across 3. Divide 4. Trap name 6. Beast of burden 7. Robber 8. Arabian chieftain 9. Qualified 10. Shed 16. Young pig" 18. Calcium: sym. 19. Indefinite article 20. Force 21. Cuttle- fish fluid 23. Military unit 24. Greek letter 25. Place 27. Burden 30. Old weight for wool 31. Pronoun 32. Cobalt: sym. 35. More rational 36. Stop 37. Fencer's foil 38. On the ocean 40. Malarial fever 41. Plant 43. Knock 44. Girl's name li 16 io ZV T 4/ n 36 456 IB Tl iO 31 4? 48 32 44 7 8 9 10 12 14 28 35 39 3.3 35 24 40 25" 41 Time To • Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Good Reading for Job Hunters Money is one subject older people keep asking about. That's only natural. If you have an income big enough to pay for everything you want, you can afford to ignore the dollars and-cents aspect of the later years. But if you're operating on a fairly narrow margin, you'd probably like to know what you can do about it. For many of us, that means looking for another job. In previous colums, I've mentioned a number of things you can do. Here's something to add to the list — a report called "How to Karn Money in Retirement." It covers a whole range of jobs that men and women of retirement age can handle. And it tells where to inquire about the type of job you're interested in. Suppose you don't have any specialized knowledge. Most of us don't, but that's no reason for defeatism. You might become a night watchman, a hotel doorman or a rent collector. For the Indies, there are opportunities from baby sitting to file clerking. If you've been puttering around at a hobby since goodness knows when, you may already have the springboard you need for a business of your own. Week-end gardeners might consider growing orchids for profit. Those who are handy around the house might establish themselves as repairmen. Opportunities like these are so abundant, it's sometimes carelessness rather than a lack of a market that causes failure. For example, anyone who starts n food selling business had better check out the food and drug laws. Suppose you want to step up to something a little more technical than what you've been doing. That's also a possibility, as long as you don't expect too much too soon, and are willing to go through one of the many training courses that prepare adults for new occupations. A course in mathematics won't make you an Einstein, but it may well lead to a new career as an accountant. As for bucking youth in the job market, never forget that some employers prefer the experience and dependability of mature years. If you'd like to have n copy of "How to Earn Money in Retirement," send you name, address, zip code number and 25c in coin to Harvest Years 1'ub- lishing Co., Dept. EMR, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N. Y. 10016. 4 in honor of Stanley's fourth birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Art Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kern and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Douglas and family and William Voigt, Lois and Peggy. - o - The ABC birthday club met at the home of Mrs. Albert Weaver, Lakota, to help celebrate her birthday. Present were Mrs. Frank Rotterman, Mrs. Will Rotterman, Mrs. J. F. Sullivan, Mrs. Ted Thilges, Mrs. S. L. Powers, Mrs. S. P. Powers, Mrs. Milton Farrow and one guest, Blanche Rotterman, Cincinnati, Ohio. - o - Mrs. Fred Frey and Mrs. Ruth Frey, Ledyard, went to Bradgate to spend Christmas at the James Burris home. On the way there they had a narrow escape when their car skidded on ice and nearly turned over into a ten- foot embankment. Ruth Frey went for assistance at a nearby farm and with help, managed to get the car back onto the road. - o - Mrs. John Youngwirth and Mr. and Mrs. Luke Youngwirth of Wesley, and Leo Youngwirth of St. Benedict were evening guests at the Julius Becker home at Livermore. Mrs. Becker was recovering from having her tonsils removed at Mercy hospital. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dransfeldt and Mrs. Margaret Householder and Everett, Lone Rock, returned home after visiting for several weeks at Phoenix, Ariz. - o - Titonka's girls snapped out of a poor first-half shooting display and came back to down Armstrong 47-36 and clinched the State Line Conference title. .Trudy Bess notched..23, points and Diane Krominga 15 for Titonka, while Barbara Looft topped Armstrong with 16 tallies. 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, Algeria Office Phone 295-241)8 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETm 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 AAgmnt CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVj N. Dodg« 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 110 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor ::xv:^:::::::::::::::::;": : ::%: : :::;:;: ; : : :;:;:;: : :;: : :;: : :;: : : I>R. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 Credit Bureau of Kogsuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Heporjs Milton G. Norton Justice ol the peace Collection Services Office at 2^ E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 460

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