The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 23, 1968 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 23, 1968
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4-H Leaders Study Art ;< I V ^ Leaders from homemaker study groups in Kossuth county met at the Extension office Jan. 15 for the lesson "Introduction to Man-made Art." The Extension meeting room resembled an art gallery as leaders browsed through the paintings. Pictured are, left to fight, Mrs. Kenneth Bollinger, Friendly Neighbors Club, Fenton; Mrs. Mike Schmit and Mrs. Wm. Paetz, both of Algona, Plum Creek Homemaker's Club. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce paintings as a means of expression of artists so as to better understand and enjoy art. Margaret Pratt, Extension Home Economist, discussed and showed various methods of collecting, not only pictures, but information on art and artists for personal enjoyment. The leaders of clubs attending will be presenting similar information in their clubs during the next month. 2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1968 WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON- In the 35capi- tals where North Vietnam lias diplomatic missions, U. S. ambassadors have been ordered to keep on the alert for any peace feelers. Of these, however, by all odds the most important sounding post is Moscow, where American Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson, one of our ablest diplomats, is emphasizing three main points to the Kremlin: 1. The United States is willing to stop bombing North Vietnam in return for a corresponding gesture from Hanoi. 2. This could be the first step toward a settlement not only of the Vietnam war but the Middle East impasse. 3. The United States is willing to accept the mediation of the International Control Commission in Vietnam and of the United Nations in the Middle East. Thompson urged the Russians to revitalize the ICC as the most effective instrument for policing a possible truce, and this has now been further emphasized by Ambassador Chester Bowles and Prince Sihanouk in their agreement to make Cambodia neutral. Thompson has also assured the Russians that the United States has no wish to expand the war into Cambodia and Laos but would respect the neutrality of both countries if they are genuinely neutral. Again, the ICC offers the best machinery for keeping the borders under surveillance. - o - - UNDERCUTTING PEACE - Ambassador Thompson's work however, hasn't been helped by the American bombing of a Soviet vessel, the Pereyaslavi-Zalesky, in Haiphong harbor on Jan. 4. This took place just as Ambassador Bowles was about to leave India for Cambodia, just as Thompson was talking in Moscow, and just as Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh of North Vietnam had made the most encouraging statement so far regarding peace talks. The U. S. military had been given strict orders to be extremely careful about hitting ships at Haiphong, but the Russian vessel was bombed just the same. Furthermore, this is the third time the Air Force has engaged in some diplomatically disastrous bombing just as peace talks seemed likely to bear fruit. The State Department later explained that this was a delayed raid, scheduled some weeks earlier but postponed because of weather . The Air Force, according to this official excuse, failed to get word that the previously , scheduled raid was to be suspended. Nobody in the State Department really thinks that the military are [deliberately sabotaging efforts for peace, it's believed Gen. illiam Westmoreland is just antique for peace as anyone. DREW PEARSON However, when the history of this war is written it's a sure bet that historians will record Lyndon B. Johnson as a commander-in-chief who did what Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill never permitted - let the generals run the war. - o - WESTMORELAND ON WAR - One reason Gen. Westmoreland favors the peace talks is apparent in his'confidential messages to the Pentagon warning that it will take a million men to mount an effective offensive against the Viet Cong. Therefore, he has established a logistical base for a million-man'army. Since he has been authorized only half a million troops, this means too many men are occupied with supply and support duties. Combat troops also are being shipped home almost as fast as they are replaced. Soldiers are entitled to go home after a year in Vietnam, thus they are taken out of combat just as they are becoming experienced at jungle fighting. The shortage of experienced pilots has become so desperate that the Air Force no longer allows its pilots to return home after 100 missions but keeps them in Vietnam for their full year. Di short, expansion of the war almost certainly would mean a manpower increase, which would be highly unpopular in an election year. This is one reason, among many, for the Johnson administration to explore the new peace overtures prayerfully. - o - A FAST START - The 90th Congress, reconvening for its second session today, has already chalked up some notable records. *It took one day only to pass an appropriation to buy beauty equipment for the Congresswomen's beauty parlor in the House of Representatives; yet it took 11 months to pass the OEO bill to alleviate the poverty of several million Americans. The appropriation to buy hair dryers and curlers for the ten Congresswomen was rushed through Congress in the fastest time in history. The money for poor people of the United States was passed in probably the longest time in history. *It took one night for the House of Representatives to pass the Draft Act affecting millions of young men, all because Rep. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina, the alcoholic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, wanted to rush off to Paris the next day to see the French air show. There was little debate on this vital legislation. - o - FUTURE OF GREAT SOCIETY- When the President signed the anti-poverty authorization over Camranh Bay, and the antipoverty appropriations at the ranch as the 453rd and last major bill of the recent Congressional session, it looked like a tipoff that the pace of the Great Society was being slowed to a walk. "First in war, last in peace," was the word flashed through government circles. ' This was further indicated when HEW Secretary John Gardner griped to colleagues, on the plane coming home from the LBJ ranch, over the way his money for health, education and welfare had been slashed to ribbons. As Congress convenes, however, it looks as if this tipoff was wrong. The President, in his State of the Union message, is coming back strong with demands that Congress give him legislation to solve crime in the streets, clean up the ghettos, provide aid to dependent children, pass a gun control bill, and protect the consumer with a long list of measures ranging from truth-in-lending to clean fish. His success, however, will depend not so much on his own legislative skill, which is considerable, but on two difficult, almost insurmountable problems: No. 1 — Age. No. 2- In the House of Representatives he doesn't have the votes. Too many Southern Democrats, scared stiff by George Wallace and wanting to avoid the LBJ-civil rights label, will' vote Republican. In the Senate Johnson will do well. But in the House of Representatives he'll run head on into the fact that tired old men are in control. - o - - SENIORITY AND SNUFF - The seniority system is about as antiquated as the 18th century inkwells on the desks of Senators and the snuff box which still adorns the Senate chamber. The Senate, however, voted for Senate reform, only to have it blocked in the House. The man who is blocking it is Rep. William Colmer of Pascagoula, Miss., aged 78, chairman of the House Rules committee, with the power to bottle up legislation he doesn't like. For years Rep. Colmer voted for federal aid to education for such impacted areas as exist in his district, while blocking aid for the schools of the rest of the nation. In contrast to the Democrats, House Republicans are led by vigorous 54-year-old Gerald Ford of Michigan, precisely because they were willing to throw out older leaders - first, Joe Martin of Massachusetts, later Charlie Halleck of Indiana. They have now a nucleus of alert dynamic youngsters who have ideas of their own. If they do not act only as obstructionists, as so many Republicans have in the past, the GOP could set a real landmark for itself in the 90th Congress. FARM PAGE fc- ** ** •*• ^^^*K IIIIIIIIM.IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUHH 1 RAMBLINGS f I FROM RUTH | iiiiriiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii This seems to be the time of year for Hog Shows and sales with judging contests. There's the Kossuth County Show and contest February 1 at the .Algona Sale Barn. The Iowa Hampshire Breeders Association has one scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Hamilton Countv Fairgrounds with both individual and team judging events for 4-H and FFA members. Judging startsat 10:00a.m. Taking part in such a contest- or any special event or activity calls for involvement. Any 4-H'er who has become actively involved in many tilings will tell you that it is worth while getting into the action and taking a part in life. MRS. RUTH PATTERSON Our final two 4-H county officers, the historians, are two more young people who have learned the thrill of participation. Like the other officers they are players in the game of life - not just spectators. Bob Bernhard has set his goal as still greater involvement in junior leadership work. Bob, who is 15, has been a member of the Prairie Future Farmers for five years. He has held club offices in 4-H, projects in sheep and hog raising and showmanship and other 4-H activities. He's an honor student at school, debates and goes out for sports and music as well. Delqres Heldorfer is 16 and has been in the Greenwood Girls club for five years. She, too, is very much involved in many activities. In addition to local 4-H activities and offices, she has been to State Conference and takes part in community service projects. She is very active in her church and has received the God-Home and Country Award. DEVELOPMENTS FROMDEVALOIS Wesley Lady's Mother Dies; Funeral Held WESLEY - The John Bauer family attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Andrew (Alice) Chodus, 70, rural Kensett, Tuesday. She died at a Mason City hospital following several strokes. Survivors include her husband, four sons, eight daughters, 73 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. She was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers, twins in infancy and six grandchildren. Wm. Hrubes, Merle Peterson and Arnold Schutter of the Bauer Implement Co. also attended the funeral. UDM WANT ADS PAY OFF Gas Tax Credit - The Federal law provides fpr tax credit on gasoline which is used on a farm for farming purposes. The price you pay for gasoline includes federal excise tax at four cents a gallon. You must claim the credit directly against your income tax. If your credit exceeds your income tax, the excess credit will be refunded to you. Be sure that you file for this credit on your federal income tax report. The credit will cover only gas used during your tax year. It should be claimed on Line 19 of your Form 1040. Attach a statement on Form 4136, "Corn- Patent Granted A patent was granted to William A. Kirkland, owner of Kirk's Shoe Store in Algona, on Dec. 27, 1967, for a shoe fit indicating device, an idea of the Algona man which he has worked on for some time and which seems to have a promising future in the shoe industry. HONORED The Heuberger brothers, Harry, Louis'and Charles of Sheffield were honored recently as 50-year members of Pearl Lodge No. 426 A. F. i A.M. at Sheffield. putation of Credit for Federal Tax on Gasoline and Lubricating Oil," to your return showing how you computed the credit. The credit will not be allowed unless it is claimed on a return which is filed timely. A tax of six cents per gallon is included in the price you pay for lubricating oil. If you use it for other than a highway motor vehicle you can also obtain this credit against your income tax in the same method you file for the gas tax credit. If you determine your income on a cash basis, you should include as income any gas and lubricating oil credit obtained on your 1966 tax return. If you determine income on the accrual basis, credit taken on the 1967 tax report should be included as an income on that tax report. For further information on the gas tax credit or other tax questions, see the Farmer's Tax Guide available at the Kossuth County Extension Office in Algona or any other county Extension office. AOK Meeting A meeting of the Algona AOK 4-H Club was held Jan. 13 at the Extension office. Ten girls were initiated by a special ceremony into the club. Hostesses were Mrs. Elaine Kinseth and Mrs. Charles Schlievert. Guest was Mrs. Edward Hibbs. Talks were given by Diane Studer, Judy Heimer and Judy Taphorn. Demonstrations were given by Cathy Cooper and Susan Kinseth. Officers training school was held Jan. 13 at St. John's school, Bancroft. This school was held to help the new officers in their duties. Attended were Mrs. Berger, Dorothy Frideres, Barb Sch- lievert, Susan Kinseth, Kim Thu- ente and Mary Berger. Lotts Creek 4-H The meeting of the Lotts Creek Lassies was held at St. Michael's hall Jan. 15. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rochelle Arend. Installation of officers in both Lotts Creek and Whittemore Lassies was held before the meeting. Vice-president Loraine Arend was in charge. A talk was given by Jean Walker on how to measure liquid and dry ingredients and why it is important to measure properly. There were demonstrations on how to beat, fold and stir by Denise Weber and quick breads by Rochelle Arend. The 4-H pledge was led by Joyce Lensing. Recreation was by Kay Steier and Joanne Elbert. Lotts Creek Lassies Fun Night Queen is Susan Walker. Hostesses were V. Walker, E. nig, E. Maahs and girls. OFFICE SUPPLIES - Business forms, office furniture, filing equipment and supplies, at The Upper Des Moines Pub. Co.. Algona, across from new Municipal parking lot. The AVERAGE Food Cost It LOWER AT HOOD'S - Day After Day. W0 Invito You To Chock Our Rogular Sholf & COMPARE Escapes Death An Algona man, Bill Fraser, narrowly escaped possible death when he suffered a broken wrist in a construction accident recently. Fraser reportedly was working on a scaffolding nearly 100 feet in the air when he slipped and fell several feet onto a girder, breaking his right wrist and knocking out several teeth. He was employed with a construction firm in the Quad cities area at the time and is now at home in Algona recuperating. Science Shrinks Painftil Hemorrhoids Stops Itch-Relieves Pain Finds Way That Both Relieves Pain and Shrinks Piles In Most Cases New York, N.Y. (Special): Science has found a special formula with the ability, in most cases-to shrink hemorrhoids, stop itching and relieve pain. In case after case doctors proved, while gently relieving pain, actual reduction (shrink- age) took place. The secret is Preparation H®. There is no other formula for hemorrhoids like it. Preparation H also soothes irritated tissues and helps prevent further infection. In ointment or suppository form. JANUARY CLEARANCE — Wow in Progress — 2 EXCITING RACKS Stacks and Heels 6.88 Flats & Sport Shoes 4.88 Also Children's Shoes "The Store With Shoes Smart Shoppers Choose" 1 1 144 Handy Blinker Lanterns • - Pius 8 Transistor Radios! 8 Weekly Drawings * i i Yti, we'll h«vt eight w»»kly drawings on *»ch Frid«y through Frid«y, Feb. 23 . . . .«ch week wt'll giv* away 18 Lenternt «nd ont Tranm- tor Radio ABSOLUTELY FREE - nothing to buy, you don't have to be preient to win — jgit come in anytime and remitter at the ita- tion or garage. Register u often at you com* in. NEXT DRAWING ON FRIDAY, JAN. 26! 18 Lanterns and one Radio to be given away every week until Feb. 23! OAS FOR LESS - PREMIUMS, TOO I SCHULTZ BROS. Sovth Phillipt Transportation Htadquarttri BUICK - PONTIAC - CAPIUAC AlOONA. IOWA i

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