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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 25, 1968
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Upper D«« Moln«* Thursday, Jon. 25, 1968 PLAYED FOR SUCKERS Officials of the Agency for International Development have conceded they paid a Chinese Communist firm more than half-a- million dollars for shipping rice to South Viet Nam as part of its "pacification" program. They admit, moreover, that South Vietnamese officials who arranged the deal apparently pocketed $92,000 in illegal kickbacks. Details of the scandal were confirmed recently by AID after congressional investigators made them known. In late 1965, AID agreed to alleviate a South Vietnamese grain shortage by purchasing rice in neighboring Thailand. A total of 125,000 tons was purchased for more than $13.5 million, with South Vietnamese officials handling the transactions with U.S. funds. These officials contracted with Ngow Hock Co., a Thai shipping firm, to transport 8,000 tons of rice, and the Lokee Shipping and Trading Co. to transport another 15,300 tons. The two firms were paid $544,075. AID learned later that a "top-level" Saigon official was instrumental in negotiating the contract with Ngow Hock calling for payment of $24.50 per ton in shipping charges—approximately double the normal charge. Of that total, $104,000 was paid to Ngow Hock and $92,000 was kept as a kickback. Moreover, Ngow Hock has since 1960 been listed by the U.S. Treasury Department as Peking-owned and Peking-controlled. Under U.S. law, Washington may not engage in business with firms it has so "blacklisted." Although AID raised no objection to the Ngow Hock contract, the firm charged the name of the receipent of the letter of credit, through which the shipment was paid, to Chin Seng Rice Mills. The second shipment was handled by Lokee, which received $22.75 a ton—again, approximately twice the normal shipping charge. AID now admits that "major shareholders of Ngow Hock are also shareholders of Lokee and Chin Seng Rice Mills," and has declared all three to be "ineligible shippers." It's a terrible thought, but it occurs to us that the United States and its good intentions ore pretty naive in this game of orientcH intrigue. FRANZENBURG ANNOUNCES Indianola Tribune — It came as no surprise at all, but the announcement by State Treasurer PauJ Ftanzenburg that he would be a candidqte£fg£.the Democratic nomination for governor was welcomed "By his many friends throughout the state. Franzenburg has been Treasurer since 1965, and was one of the strong men in Governor Harold Hughes democratic 'cabinet' of '65-'66. In the elections of 1966, a strong republican comeback captured all statehouse offices except those held by Hughes and Franzenburg. Paul Franzenburg is one of the few men Iowa democrats have felt could measure up to the stature needed. This year promises to be somewhat of a banner year in Iowa politics, as top men in both major parties vie for high level offices that will be open. There will probably be more well-known names on the September primary ballot this year than in any primary for several decades. Whether or not Franzenburg will have primary opposition is uncertain, but he well might. However, his esteem is so high among democrats that it would take a very strong campaign by a very excellent candidate to give him any concern. It is to be hoped, however, that opposition within the party will develop. The GOP promises to have a hot and exciting race, and it will be well covered by the press. Unless there is something to draw the voters attention to the democratic side of the slate, it will be a forgotten party most of the year. This places the democratic nominee at a disadvantage in the short time between primary and general election, hence, the desire for strong challenges in the preliminary balloting. During the past few years, lowans have fell into step behind a governor who was not afraid to make decisions without regard to politicial consequences, take stands on controversial issues that might well have been straddled, and who always shows an unbounded faith in the good people o. his state and its future. If there is any man in the state who can continue to lead in the same strong manner, it is Paul Franzenburg. We welcome his candidacy for governor. STATE OF THE NATION The State of the Nation message 1o Congress by President Johnson was not a cheerful one. His remarks seemed to indicate no intention of a change in direction in Vietnam, the major problem confronting the nation today. This, in turn, with some 30 billion alone earmarked for expenditure there in the next government fiscal spending year, helped to send the proposed budget to its highest point in American history. And this, in turn, brought a repeated request for a tax increase through a surcharge on all income taxes this year. The military asking alone of 101.4 billion is bigger than the entire Federal government expenditures in fiscal 1965. The President left the impression that we can have our butter and also our guns — although we'll have to pay more to have them. There was a certain bullheaded approach by the President in answer to many of the current questions regarding both our foreign and domestic policy. Unfortunately we did not get the impression that any of the suggestions from outside his immediate circle of advisors had been given any consideration. And, while millions in this country are hopeful that we can, with honor, achieve a de- escalation of the Vietnam war and an eventual withdraw! of our manpower and a reduction in the financial drain, the generals running the South Vietnam government have bluntly stated they alone should determine when and where and how any peace negotiations are made. They are willing to have the United States bear the burden of the war, but they reserve for themselves the decision of when and how to end it. Neither the President or his Administration should be surprised that there is a growing feeling within our country that we have made many mistakes in the past in Southeast Asia, and seem determined to make more of them, and nothing in the President's messgae tended to reduce that possibility. THE "CONCRETE JUNGLE" Mclaughlin, S.D., Messenger — There is a manufacturing myth in this country much used as an excuse for packing more people into the concrete jungles of heavy population while South Dakota continues to lose population at an alarming rate. When we talk jabout..putting factp.riej} t i£|. South. Dakota^eople say you-.must manufacture either ~a1 the source of'raw materials • J b'r 1> 'ci8se 1o a big market. South Dakota obviously is not close to the heavily populated areas so the only manufacturing we would do, assuming this myth was right, would be to process our agricultural products. Yet consider Japan. Starting with practically nothing at the end of the Second World War, Japan has risen to be one of the biggest industrial nations in the world, and not just by producing trinkets. Japan is the biggest shipbuilder in the world, building more ships than the next two ship building nations together. Just about all of the plastic molding machinery in the miniature factory at Mobridge comes from Japan. Japan is the leading exporter of motorcycles in the world. Japan is not a steel producing nation. Japan imports the raw materials and exports the finished products far across the seas to Europe and the United States. What Japan does have is a large supply of labor and a will to work. Their's is a planned progress. What.has been done in Japan can certainly be done in the midwest. There is a vast pool of labor and if job were available more labor would like to move from the cities back to the countryside. It could be done if the government would make a policy of promoting manufacturing in the midwest. Defense contracts to plants that set up in the Dakotas would be given priority. Much of the fuel for the business boom of the big cities is defense contracts. In Seattle Boeing alone has a weekly payroll of 12 million dollars. Tax incentives could be given to factories that set up in the poverty areas of the countryside. Allowances could be made to offset the cost of buildings new plants on Indian reservations. There is precedent in plenty for this procedure in the oil depletion allowance which pays for the cost of ojl companies drilling exploratory holes. W * * Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. 1 I $ 1 JWoine* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 CCTini NATIONAL NIWJPAPfR ESTABLISHED 1865 - ~ OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA AFFILIATE MEMBER ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUESDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL H. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Dennis Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES to Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per yea r To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year " (No subscriptions less than six months) xy:y#:::::%::&fc#^^ Anybody for some old-fashioned harmonizing?" CROSSWORD POZ2LE LAST WEEKS ANSWER —i from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Daniel Webster championed federal authority in secession debate, January 26, 1830. U. S. aviators bombed Germany for the first time, January 27, 1943. Lenningrad was cleared of Nazi forces, January 27, 1944. Hitler became chancellor of Germany, January 28, 1933. The U. S. Coast Guard was created, January 28, 1915. First woman governor of a state, Miriam A. Ferguson, was installed as governor of Texas, January 29, 1925. Hitler repudiated the Treaty of Versailles, January 30, 1937. The United States bought the Virgin Islands from Denmark, January 31, 1917. The United States Supreme Court held its first meeting, February 1, 1790, John Jay presiding. 1 o'clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. Nasby for Mona Larson, whose marriage to Harry Steiner would take place early in February. Following the luncheon, a personal shower was given Miss Larson by those present. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI 20 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES THE UPPER DBS MOINES January 27, 1948 First farm theft to be reported in a good many weeks, was checked by Sheriff A. J. Cogley. About 125 bushels of soybeans were reported stolen from an empty house on a place being farmed by Carroll Potter, southwest of Algona, in Whittemore township. The beans were in the house on another farm than the one where Potter lived, but which farm he also worked. The loss was estimated somewhere between $500 and $600. - o - In the Jan. 18 Des Moines Sunday Register appeared a group of 12 Drake University beauties, and among them was Faustine Heetland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Heetland, Lakota. Six of the girls were to be chosen for pictures in Quax, the University annual, and one of the six would be named Queen. - o - The one and one-half-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voigt, Fenton, seemed to be suffering no ill effects from an incident with a bean. Playing like every little fellow is certain to do, he discovered a bean, and the first thing his parents knew, he had stuffed it into his nose. Dr. W. W. Jolley was unable to dislodge the bean and the little fellow was taken to Algona, where he was given an anesthetic and the bean removed. - o - Algona High School wrestlers came from behind to defeat Iowa Falls 19-17. Iowa Falls was leading 17-8 when Algona's heavier weight took over and won the last three matches. In the last match Rieken of Algona beat Woods of Iowa Falls to clinch the meet. This was Algona's third straight win after dropping its first five meets. - o - Paul Becker, Jr., Wayne Patterson and Albert Saul, all of SweaCity, left for Ft. Sheridan, 111. to enlist in the Army Air Corps. If they passed the physical examinations they would be inducted for a three-year term. - o - Mrs. Harold Nielsen, LuVerne, entered Mercy hospital in Mason City where she underwent surgery on her ear. A couple days later she had another major operation, and reports were that she was doing satisfactorily, - o- Mrs. W. J. Pentecost, Algona, tripped over a rug and was thrown forward on her face and suffered a rib injury and a badly bruised nose and chin. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reid, Algona, entertained at cards and had as guests Messrs, and Mesdames Milton Marlow of Lone Rock, Murl Potter, Conrad Heerdt, Kenneth Percival, Lloyd Gerber, William Dodds, Jr., and Vernon Sorenson. High score prizes were won by Vernon Sorenson and Mrs. Heerdt; second high by Conrad Heerdt and Mrs. Potter; and the low score prizes went to Mr. and Mrs. Marlow. Lloyd Gerber won the lucky chair prize. - o - The Burt Farm Bureau met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Coady. Group singing was led by Arnold Meyer and an article taken from the Nation's Agricultural magazine was given by Art Phillips. A. L. Brown snowed some interesting pictures. Hosts and hostesses were Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bleich, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bierstedt, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Odey Cherland, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Will Gifford. - o - Mrs. Alf Studer, Wesley, entertained the Laf-a-Lot club with Mrs. George Vitzthum, Mrs. Clarence Ward andMrs.EdHild- man as guests. Mrs. Joe Studer and Mrs. Lawrence Koppen won high and low score prizes, and Mrs. Viola Studer, travel. - o - The Naomi circle met at the home of Mrs. Hans Baago, Fenton. Mrs. Baago was circle chairman, Mrs. Emil Frank, program chairman, Mrs. Charles Newel, secretary, and Mrs. Arlo Ranney, treasurer. Devotions were led by Mrs. Ranney and the lesson was given by Mrs. G. B. Johnson. - o - Mrs, E. M. Ellingson, Mrs. Keith Nasby and Mrs. Miles Helmen, Bode, entertained at a FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 21, 1958 The largest farm sale crowd in history was on hand when the Gerald Frankl closing-out farm sale was held at Irvington. Total estimate of attendance at the sale was placed at 2,000 persons by auctioneers Dale Yungeberg and Charlie Quinn. Gerald Frankl had rented his farm, and was employed by the Morell Packing Co. as a cattle buyer. The entire sale, which included much equipment, took only four hours, starting at noon. This was onlyii one of some 35 farm sales that either had been or would be held in the area. The farm sales in numbers were the greatest in recent history. - o - Fire completely destroyed the workshop and road equipment of Elmer Dole Co., contractor at Irvington. One new drag line in the shop, on which two men were working at the time the fire started, was destroyed. Also included in the loss was a hoist for lifting heavy equipment and an assortment of tools and other equipment used in the construction business. - o - Twelve teenagers from Algona, Britt and Wesley, who had formed a dancing club some time ago, appeared on the WOI-TV program "Seventeen" at Ames. Four of their group were chosen as two of the best couples. They were Annette Gillingham, Dieter Gruner, and Mary Laing of Algona, and Larry Eckhart of Bancroft. Other members of the group we re Chuck Smith, Betty Thilges, Bernice Smith and Chuck Loar of Algona, Judy and Paul Pfeffer and Bill Fox of Wesley, and Marlene Bode of Britt. - o - Burt's boys swept past Thompson with a brilliant last half defensive play, 58-36, at Thompson, and sacked up another State Line Conference championship. For And About Teenagers) THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a problem. When I am around a girl that 1 like, it's difficult for me to tell her. I seem to freeze up whenever I get near her. What should I do ?" OUR REPLY: Relax. Be yourself. The "freeze up" bit is a natural thing. You are unsure of yourself. You probably think you will say the wrong thing — and' you will say the wrong thing if you just walk up to a girl and announce something such as "I like you." It is not necessary to tell a girl that you like her. Simply by your friendly, natural self and she will know that you like her. It is not as difficult as you mav believe. Begin with something simple. Just say hello. And see what happens from ihere. There are countless topics of short conversation — the weather, school activities or school sporting events. Don't expect to become a brilliant conversationalist all at once — but remember that you have to start sometime. Once you have made an effort to be friendly, and even If you don't feel that you pulled it off so well, you will discover that there was really nothing to " freeze up" over. 'ITie next attempt at conversation will come much easier. * » + K fO<j hov, o t (< nggt problem you wgnl (o diicutt or on obttrvphen tg mokt, oddrtll roi» i.n.r ig FO8 AND ASOUT WCMAGEK COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PBES5 SERVICE fSANKFORt KY ACROSS 1. Remain 5. Arrive 9. Assam silkworm 10. Norse pod 11. Trail, aagame 12. Heart artery 14. N.Z. tribe 15. Cover 16. PhlllstJn* giant 19. Japanese marine measure 20. Uselessly 21. Birds 23. Parts ot windows 25. Certain veiled lady 28. Units of work 27. Tin foil 28. Music note 29. Roams 32. Heath flower 35. Affirmative vote 36. Adored 37. Meager 39. The Muses 40. Firm 41. Jewish month 42. Conclude* DOWN 1. Bout 2. Following 3. Trouble 4. Tibetan ox 5. Trainer 6. Smell 7. Bog 8. Came In 11. Droop 13. Plant with aromatic seeds 15. Pig pen 17. Roman date 18. Jolson, Smith and others 21. Dry 22. Grape- growing area 23. Leaf 24. Grand Canyon state 25. Forbid 27. Chinese pagoda 29. River Into North Sea, 30. Splits 31. Perched 33. Greedy nrta n HHOBHll ranrararora 34. Girl's name 37. Pronoun 38. Metal container 3k i ^ T> 24 41 40 3* 16 IS n K> 12 IS V 40 21 56 11 19 The Hurt girls fell, 44-37, in the opener. Smidt led the scoring with 25 points, Olson added 16 to the Burt total. The win gave Hurt its third straight conference crown. - o Jerry Jensen of Lone Rock, who was a senior in Sentral High School, had been selected to be a member of a 250 piece all- Northwest Iowa Band sponsored by the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Assoc. - o Mrs. Robert Blumer, Sr., Lu- Verne, fell on some ice by her farm house door and broke a bone above her wrist in her right arm. She was taken to Ft. Dodge for medical treatment. - o Margaret Gales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gales, St. Joe, was assisting with St. Joseph's school lunches. Margaret was a 1957 graduate of St. Joseph's high school. - o Sharon Powers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Powers of Algona, was Homecoming Queen of the first annual Homecoming of the Rockford College, Rock-, ford, fll. She was a freshman and was selected for queen by the women members of her class. Mr. and Mrs. George Ricke, Wesley, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. George Simon of Algona, left to visit the latter couple's daughter and husband at Washington, D.C. From there they were going to St. Petersburg, Fla. to visit Mr. and Mrs. Al Soppe and the Gene Thissens. - o The Kossuth County Extension Council held its first meeting of 1958 at the Extension office and elected the following officers to serve for the year: ClaudeSeely, Plum Creek, chairman; Bernard Thilges, Riverdale twp., vice chairman; Eugene Tokheim, Grant twp., secretary; and M. J. Trunkhill, Portlant twp., treasurer. - o Duane Mogler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mogler, Whittemore, was discharged from the Army after serving two years in Germany. - o The Lone Rock Idle Hour Club held its annual supper at the Plantation Ballroom at Whittemore. Mrs. Ed Tigges and Mrs. Jim Cody, Jr., had charge of the entertainment. Mrs. Dale Schroer. der won the prize for the hog-calling contest, Mrs. Cletus Salz won the foot selection contest | 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, Algona • Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. L. L. SNVDER 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. KINGFJELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Farm Mgmnt, CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY nVi N. Podgs I'll. J95-3891 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 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 ^^Ml^^ Credit Bureau of Kogsuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports Milton G. Norton Justice of the peace Collection Services Office at 2Vi E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 460

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