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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 1, 1968
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(la., uppt, fe, thuwdoy, Feb. 1, 1968 WAR THAT NEVER ENDED The USS Pueblo incident off the North Korean eoo»t has focused attention on a fact that has been almost forgotten. The war in Korea, 15 years after it began, never has ended. Only a truce or armistice has been in effect during this interval. Representatives from North and South Korea have been meeting for IS years, at regular intervals, without getting anywhere so far as a permanent peace treaty is concerned. In the meantime, as we have forgotten about Korea, where we have still maintained 55,000 troops, we have become engulfed in Vietnam with over a half million men. The average citizen does not pose as a military wizard or a great statesman, but he can be excused for wondering how we managed to get ourselves into a second war in Asia when the first one was still simmering. Now we hear cries about being "spread too thin," a fact that would seem obvious to most anyone, and not just yesterday. Only last summer, another ship, the USS Liberty, was attacked by both planes and surface vessels a few miles off the coast of Israel, during the Israel-Arab war, and was sunk with a loss of lives. It, too, was an electronic-equipped ship designed to monitor (or spy) on the activties of the belligerents. This, too, is now somewhat forgotten It would seem that if we are going to send our almost unarmed vessels in close to the shores of warring nations, or countries with w,hich we are on unfriendly terms, unfavorable results can be expected. This brings into focus a most important point. Are we embarked today on the right course, military and politically ? Are we going to continue to endeavor to act as a world policeman ? Are we going to continue to allow our manpower and our resources to be drained away in all directions, every time there is an outbreak of trouble ? Aren't we playing the game any major enemy might want us to play by doing as we are ? When we deploy out forces on foreign soil, thousands of miles away, are we making for a stabilized situation, or are we provoking a worse situation ? We are pursuing the same course laid out 25 years ago, following World War II, at which time many countries were in ruins from that conflict. They needed help, and some semblance of order, and we provided it. But in the interim, as many new nations have sprung up, and the inevitable internal battles for power have taken place, we have been in the position of "choosing up sides" as to which persons or groups we will support. If we continue to follow the same worldwide policy in the future that we have in the past 15 years, we can expect more serious incidents, the loss of many more lives, ships and planes, without having that loss actually accomplish much. And it could lead to atomic total destruction. The interests of the United States do not call for this continued effort to be a world policeman. If we maintain our strength, instead of dissipating it, build our country with intelligence so that it becomes an example to the rest of the world — a living proof that democracy does work, and for the welfare of all the people, we show that our form of government is superior to any other form devised. It just might be the most effective means of fighting other, competitive ideologies, without force of arms. But it calls for some changed thinking on our part. Walter Lippmann in Newsweek: The crucial fact for everyone concerned is that there are now a half-million American troops and enormous military installations in South Vietnam and Thailand. In any practical calculation, they are invincible. But, also, in any practical calculation, they cannot forever remain in Vietnam. They cannot forever hold back the peasant masses of Southeast Asia and China. Recognition of these two realities—that the Americans cannot be driven out and that the Asian masses cannot be policed—is, I believe, the essential premise and starting point of any practical negotiation. * * * "To the press alone, checkered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been obtained by reason and humanity over error and oppression." —James Madison QUITE AN ENTRY FIELD With five candidates now out for the republican nomination for governor, several more for the U.S. senate seat from which Bourke Hickenlooper is retiring, and increasing activity along the line for lesser positions, 1968 bids fair to be quite a political year. On the presidential level the republican nominating convention should be pretty spirited, and while the incumbent, LBJ, would have a strong inside position in the dmeocratic convention, it is evident that many democrats are pretty lukewarm to his nomination. In republican ranks the liberals do not want a conservative, and the conservatives do not want a liberal, which leads to the thought that both parties are mis-named. The actual political divisions in this country are really liberal and conservative at the present time, a label that would make it easier for voters to moke their choice. If all of the third, fourth and fifth party candidates get on the presidential ballot this fall, it will certainly be a diversified field. BRITISH LION GOING HOME The British Lion, for many long years a colonial power, is to withdraw its last troops from the middle and far east in the coming year. The British ruled with some semblance of order for many years in many areas around the world. As nationalistic spirit rose, the cry became "Britian Go Home." And so they are. But now that the decision has been made, all of a sudden there is a big outcry against this very move. Small, dependent nations who have counted on the British to maintain a semblance of law and order are aghast at the possibilities involved for future turmoil and power struggles. And they all of a sudden realize what withdraw! of British spending and financial support can mean in their countries. Gibraltar and Hong Kong are slated to be about the only overseas areas with British rule. Self-rule is what the various nationalities, ethnic religious groups, and assorted tribes have been seeking for many years. Now they will have it. So another page of history is about to turn. WHY HE RESIGNED Minneapolis Tribune — It was revealed last week that Charles Frankel's recent resignation as assistant secretary of state was a result of his opposition to the Vietnam war. He said: "My guess is that we got in deeper than we ever thought we would get. Once you get this government rolling behind a commitment, a couple of things happen. First of all, the information that comes up to the policy makers tends to be information that supports decisions already made. This helps explain the repeatedly overoptimistic assessments of the situation. The other thing is that you get a rolling institutional commitment. All the people who are involved, who go to Vietnam as members of the armed forces or the other agencies or who are involved in the State Department here in Washington — all become children of the faith. Work creates faith, and the train begins running down the hill. At some time along the way, this thing began to take on a momentum of its own, and the people making the decisions had fewer and fewer options." This U.S. train, despite the President's critics, is not out of control. Mr. Johnson's hand is still on the throttle. But some of his critics—and friends, too — would, we suspect, be more reassured if the President now backed up the train by suspending the bombirtg of North Vietnam as a lest of Hanoi's intentions and as evidence of our own "capacity for innovation of a de-escalatory nature." HEALTH RULES, by SATCHEL PAIGE Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. If your stomach disputes you "pacify" it with cool thoughts. Keep the juices flowing by jangling about gently whenever you move. Go light on vices, especially the social ramble. It ain't restful. Avoid running at all times. Never look back -- somethin' might be gaining on you I 3ftpper Be* Ill E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AS(SJ ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL AFFILIATE MEMBER ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa Second Class Postage Paid at Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman I I SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Koasutfi County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year Ttt All other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) Imm- .1 from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS February 2 Is Groundhog Day. Some few believe If the groundhog sees his shadow today there will be six more weeks of winter; If he does not, weather will be fair. The U. S. severed diplomatic relations with Germany, February 3, 1917. Sam Rayburn was re-elected speaker of the house, February 3, 1945. The American Revolution ended, February 4, 1783. The Philippine-American War began, February 4, 1899. Roger Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island, February 5, 1631. Julia Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," February 5, 1882. Manila fell to U. 8. forces, February 6,1945. The Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War, February O» le)l7I7, Hawaii was declared a U. S. protectorate, February 7. 1893. General Eisenhower was given North African command, February 7, 1943. The Boy Scouts of America was founded February o, 1910. 20YEA2S AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 3, 1948 Algona High School's basketball team won sweet revenge over Clear Lake at Webster City and at the same time annexed the North Central Conference tournament championship. The final game and score was Algona 42, Clear Lake 38. The only defeat during the year for the Bulldogs came at the hands of Clear Lake in a conference game there, with toe Lakers winning by a one-point margin. Pictured were the Conference champions, and mentioned as potentially a state high school basketball championship tournament entry - Skogstrom, Sigler, Crapser, Lauritzen, Douglas and Waldron. - o - Over 300 persons, Boy Scouts and parents, attended a Boy Scout Camporee held in the Algona High School gymnasium. In a ceremony held by a"campfire"inthe center of the gym, three scouts were invested into scouting and presented with their tenderfoot rank. Don Akre, troop 70 scoutmaster, pinned tenderfoot badges on Eugene Hoenk, James Asa and Charles Huber. - o - Hirman Ackerman, Burt, was injured when something blew off an oil tank at the George Patterson farm. He received a broken nose, blackened eyes, sore wrists and ankles. - o - Mr. and Mrs. James Murtagh, Algona, we re temporarily located at Brownsville, Texas where they went some time ago in search of a climate most suited to the former's ailment, arthritis, with which he had been troubled for several months. It was possible they would go farther west a little later. - o - The John Lenertz family of Irvington moved to a farm near St. Joe and the Lewis farm vacated by them would be farmed bytheMc- Chane family from Burt. A large group of neighbors and friends surprised the Lenertz family when they gathered there for a farewell party. The evening was spent at 500 and refreshments were served. - o Mr. and Mrs. Mike Arend of Portland twp. had been married 30 years and planned to celebrate the event by having supper out and attending a show. The son, Paul, informed them that the Pete Arends we re coming for the evening and after waiting for some time Mrs. Arend decided to sit with her feet in hot water awhile and then go to bed. Soon the cars started driving in and horns were honking in serenade. Forty relatives were in the group who brought lunch and had a merry time. Members of the surprise party group who were also guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. John Erpelding, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Krieps and Mrs. Pe- ter Milles. - o Phyllis Huskamp, daughter of the Ervin Huskamps of Swea & Eagle twp., and one of Grant's Eaglettes basketball star players, spent a night at the Buffalo Center hospital after a game. The girls were playing at Lakota, when Phyllis slipped and fell, striking her head on the floor. She was in a dazed condition for a short time but resumed playing later. She was taken to the hospital after the game for X-rays and remained overnight but no ill effects showed up and she joined her team the following night when they played against Wesley and won. The girls lost their game to Lakota, however. - o F. Gus Torine, Lakota, returned home after a three-week trip visiting relatives in St. Paul, Baraboo, Wise., and Chicago, and attended the wedding of a nephew in Milwaukee, Wise. J. A. Bargar kept the fires burning and cared for the hens while he was gone. - o Harold C. Ban wart, Algona, and Thomas J. Devine, Bancroft, were graduating from Iowa, State University, each with a B.A. degree. With 628 graduating, this would be the largest mid-year commencement in the University history. - o - David, Robbie and Richard, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hutchins, Algona, had enforced vacations from school due to the chicken pox. 10 MIS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 28, 1958 Seven out of 66 students named to the honor roll of Algona Community School District, chalked up straight A averages during the semester recently completed. They were Elaine Montgomery, Jeanette Bjustrom, Marianna Steele, Carole Wittkopf, Grace McKim, Janice Bode and Mary Broesder. - o Raymond A. Stone, LuVerne, had been honored with a safe driving award from the National Safety Council through the U. S. Postal Dept. Mr. Stone had been carrier of a LuVerne rural mail route for nearly 35 years and through all kinds of weather, good roads and bad, he got the mall to its destination without an accident. His route was 47.3 miles daily, and over the years he had driven approximately 399,515 safe miles. - o Application had been made by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad to discontinue 84 of its one- man stations in this county. Under the road's proposal, agents at Irvington, Ledyard, Lone Rock, LuVerne, Bancroft and Rlngsted would be eliminated and freight from those stations would be handled through a central agency plan. - o James Fritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fritz, Titonka, arrived home after spending a year at Adak, Alaska, serving in the army. He planned to spend his furlough at home with his parents and other relatives and friends in the area. - o - Postmaster J. A. Schwartz announced that the Fenton postoffice had its largest gross business in history during 1957 with a total sales of $6,500 in stamps and envelopes. This did not include other postal services handled. Mr. Schwartz, who was entering his 30th year as postmaster of Fenton, planned to retire the end of the year. Carl W. Priebe, veteran rural carrier out of Fenton, expected to retire also about May. 1. - o Kay Brink, daughter of the Allyn Brinks, LuVerne, returned from Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Dodge, where she had been a patient since Jan. 19, with after effects of Asian flu and throat infection. - o Mr. and Mrs. John Lickteig, Wesley, were honored at a surprise 45th wedding anniversary dinner party at the home of their son, Urban Lickteig. Guests were the Jack Lickteigs, Leo Wald- schmidts of Algona, Elliott Wald- schmidts of Whittemore, Lou Lickteigs and Father L. N. Klein. Mr. and Mrs. Lickteig were recipients of a beautiful lamp from the group. - o Barbara Zeman, Livermore, broke her foot while sliding down a hill but was able to attend school even though her leg was in a cast. Barbara was a senior at Twin Rivers. - o Mrs. Dean Wehrspann, Whittemore, left by plane from Mason City to join her husband at Ludwigsburg, Germany, where he was serving in the armed forces in the quartermaster division. She arrived at Stutgart and was met by Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wehrspann, who taught school in Germany. The men are brothers and the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wehrspann of Whittemore. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Julius Capesius of St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. Barney Capesius of Irvington, were on a month to six-week trip through the southern states. They were visiting relatives enroute in Dallas, Texas and St. Petersburg, Fla. - o Mr. and Mrs. Max Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rath and For And About Teenagers ] <j *^* T ' • ~ /"KW PARENTS WON r ~~W V i V £ e :fr\ '• ^TMEocojTN.ThK'rtj/ r '~ ., - 1 -M4L 'v^ -• ' •//. '_ fr'-'Jak '• l Hi-y^v £ C^| 1 ^^'^?- ' s^.^f ^^i ' __ «^^t-_ THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am fourteen and a freshman in high school. Do you think it is alright to go out with boys at my age? Well! My parents certainly don't think so. I'd hate to go out without my parents' permission, but they' treat me as if I was still 'a kid. My mother says that going to soci'al dances is alright, but having boy-girl relationships is out of the question. All the girls in my class are going out with boys and are wearing their rings. 1'lease tell me how I could talk my parents into letting me go out with boys." OUR REPLY: It is perfectly all right to go to social functions at fourteen. To become involved In the "steady" routine, to wear a boy's ring, is something else again. As we have said before, there is no "right age" for a girl to start dating boys. A girl is old enough to date when she is mature enough. Maturity does not come at some certain date on the calendar. As we learn to crawl before we learn to walk, we also learn other things "one step at a time." There are thousands of girls who would be quite happy if their parents permitted them to attend social functions when they were freshmen in high school. Most of them do. Despite the statistics in your class, the majority of high school (girl) freshmen do not wear some boy's pin. ring. * * « K you hgvf o lltnggt problfm YOU i>onl It) diuvit pr gn ebtfrvglign Ig main, gdd'di >*ur !.n,r i, FOB AND 4POUI IftNAOHS COMMUNITY ANP SUpUBJAN PMSS SHVICI. fMNKfOIT. *Y Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Senior Citizens and the Three R's I'A-er think of the days when you were back at school? Sure,' we all do from time to time. It's nice to reminisce about the boy at the next desk, or the girl with the long braids. . Hut judging from mv experience, i ?., , ? cal0pr ,°, b ,l en l 8 ' u . 1 t not manv of us e\'-er consider u r\ilng? What about last the fact that the three R's have a month's correspondence? Were we take In the serious news as well as the sports page? If you can answer "yes," that means you're improving your mind, besides having a serious word or two to contribute to serious discussions of national renl meaning at our age. Guess it's, easy to forget when you're well along in life, and (hi schoolhouse seems a loiifc way back in time. After all, we don't have classroom recitations anymore. We don't carry report cards home, hoping our parents won't look too closely at our marks. Fact is, we now enjoy the luxury of making out our'own report cards. And, in my humble opinion, we should — regularly. It's a good way of seeing how we stack up with ourselves, our families and our friends. So let's take a look at the three H's for senior citizens. Heading is one of our popular pastimes, but do we make the best use of it? Do we read good books as well as thrillers? Do those friendly letters and official notices answered on time? It's bad manners, and bad business, to let them remain on your desk until you get around to them. After all, an envelope addressed to you is like a question from somebody you're with. You wouldn't ignore a verbal question. You shouldn't ignore a written question. Arithmetic? There's your check book. Have you kept It balanced to date? The same thing goes for your budget. Putting off the mathematical calculations is a lazy man's habit, not to mention how costly It can be. How does your report card look? t'an't say mine shows an "A" In each category. Hut I see signs of improvement, and I hope you do to. The three H's are still basic. Doris of Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Welsbrod and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rath and John, and Mrs. Freelove Weisbrod, all Fenton, were guests at the Dale Wegener home in Lone Rock in honor of his birthday. - o Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Richter, Kenneth, Dennis, Leslie and Harlan of Hurt, returned home after spending three weeks in Colo- rao, Arizona and California. While in California they attended the Rose Parade in addition to other places of interest. - o Mr. and Mrs. Richard Menke and Mr. and Mrs. John Menke, Bancroft, left for a three-week vacation in California to visit relatives and friends. VIETNAM - Marine Private First Class Robert C. Wingert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clare E. Wingert of Wesley, has reported for duty with the First Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division in the Republic of Vietnam. The primary mission of the unit is to search out and destroy enemy forces operating in South Vietnam. They accomplish tills through daily patrols and ambushes How Much Life Insurance is enough? This can be answered very exactly by taking advantage of our Planned Security insurance service. See LOUIS H. REILLY 115 W. Nebraska - Algona, la. Phone 295-5256 NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Lite Insurance • Group Insurance Annuities • Health Insurance Pension Plans 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 OPTOMETRISTS 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 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 Farm Mgmnt, CARLSON Fwra MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV4 N. Podg« «>. MMIN MISCELLANEOUS •?: : ?: : :W?: ; ' ; !'' ; s: > ?'''' r ''.'.'?r > T i ;':';';.';''?x : viv.'.-v^. > . Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service FactbiH Reporjs Milton G. Norton Justice of 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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