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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 8, 1968
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(la.) Uppfer D*» Mein»» Thursday, Feb. 8, 1968 SHOUP BLASTS WAR General David Shoup, former Marine Corps Commandant, raised eyebrow* recently when he blotted the Vietnam War as a fraud. Shoup laid vita! U.S. interests are not at stake in tht war even though the Administration continues it» effort to sell the American people this theme. This supposed justification for the war is "pure unadulterated poppycock," Shoup declared. The war is actually a civil war, he says, between "those crooks in Saigon" and Vietnamese nationalists seeking a better life and opposing the rich and powerful few who have long controlled the nation. Criticism of the Johnson Administration policy in Vietnam from the man who was Marine Corps Commandant until 1963, and In such blunt language, is as surprising as any recently from a former ranking military officer. Moreover, Shoup's description of the Saigon regime, and his call for negotiations to stop the fighting, are certain to give second thoughts to many Americans. He joins other prominent military dissenters such as Generals Ridgway, Gavin, etc.; thus the military itself is experiencing a widening split in its ranks as to the wisdom of the Asian war. ABOVE AND BEYOND . . . Over at Mason City there is a chemistry teacher, Barry Parks, who in a joking mood last fall told some of his pupils that he'd be teaching Chinese as an extra-curricular acti- .vity every morning at 7:45 a.m. But was HE surprised I His students took to the idea, so Mr. Parks got out his Chinese books and every morning he now meets with three or four students and they chatter away in Chinese. There is no high school course as such, and no credit. And Mr. Parks is getting the same pay as if he confined himself just to chemistry. His Chinese resulted from the two years he taught chemistry in Taiwan in an American school. In military circles they sometime present an award for service "above and beyond the call of duty." In the case of Mr. Parks, if the educational field has such an award, we are nomniating him for it, herewith. Here is a teacher. A MESSIAH AROUND ? .Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune — Public opinion polls and surveys are an American way of life. On them hinges what programs you get on television, what new cereal you might be eating for breakfast next year, or the futuristic design of upcoming automobiles. A poll by Nation's Business Magazine tells us that our next president will be a Republican and it might be Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York. The poll was made in Palo Alto county, our neighbor to the northeast. That county is one of five in the nation used by pollsters as a weathervane area. People in Palo Alto have voted for the winning presidential candidate since 1896. Palo Altons blame President Johnson for the unpleasant Vietnam situation, for low farm prices and the need for a proposed surtax on income. They have a lot of company around the rest of the state of Iowa. We could add some others such as expansion of the welfare state, increased employees on the federal payroll, waste and squandering of public funds and political favoritism. You can add some more yourself. The Palo Alto poll indicates that people are not happy with the ways things are going in this country. Whether we can select a "Messiah" to lead us out of the wilderness is another thing. Odessa, Texas, American: "... a recent rummage for something in the back of a desk drawer turned up a letter bearing a first class mail stamp priced at three cents. Know what the date on the stamp was? 1957." He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself, for every man has need to be forgiven. —George Herbert NIXON SEEMS DIFFERENT Presidential candidate Richard Nixon, as we watched him on T-V in a New Hampshire speech, either has changed his speech writers for the worse, or else has lost some of his former self-confidence. He lacked considerable of the force he possessed in making his close race against John F. Kennedy. In fact his words most of the way had a pretty hollow ring. Sounded like he didn't believe it himself. Nixon did a repeat on the usual Red-White & Blue approach, the waving of the flag, the high-sounding sentences on patriotism, and then he did a most astounding thing in a later interview with the press. He advocated cancellation of a section of the Constitution of the United States — the part that says "only the Congress shall have the power to declare war." The former Vice President suggested that Congress not only has lost its constitutional power to declare war (how this happened, he didn't specify), but had become ineffective in foreign affairs. "There will never be another declaration of war, in my opinion," said Nixon. He could be right. Nixon advocated a wide range of authority in the Presidency including the one-man control of saying whether or not we do go to war. One of the very foundations of our government as a democracy is the check and balance afforded by a House of Representative and United States Senate. One of the foundations of a dictatorship, either fascist or communist, is the power of one man to make his country do anything he wants. It sounds to us as though Candidate Nixon is advocating not democracy, but dictatorship, if he would take away the powers of Congress in foreign affairs and military control. Strangely enough, it is this taking away of congressional control that has been one of the strong republican arguments against the policies of LBJ. And now, one of their candidates, is advocating this very same type of transition in government. After subsequent developments following the "Tonkin Gulf Resolution" which has been used as a springboard since Aug. 7, 1964, for a compounding of overseas mistakes, let us hope that Congress is never completely ruled out as a balance wheel in setting national policy. A "GOOD" CANDIDATE '•'Rock Rapids Reporter -- We've been impressed with the performance of State Treasurer Paul Franzenburg. Undoubtedly some of his policies have been bad, but over all we would say he has done a good job and that he represents a new generation in Iowa politics, who should provide us with the leadership we will so desperately need in years ahead. The way Franzenburg has been acting for some months we got the impression that he was to be a candidate for the office of governor and we would guess that he has the blessing of Governor Hughes, although the governor probably won't come right out and say so. That impression has been proven right—Franzenburg is after the governorship. This year's elections are bound to be close. In spite of the resurgence of the republican party in Iowa and over the nation—the democrats still have a lot of strength and they will use every advantage that "being in power" confers, to further their objectives. Republicans should be warned that they have to put up their very best candidates. With men like Franzenburg running for office on the democratic ticket, the GOP will have a right good job ahead of them, if they are to win back the state house and take over control of the General Assembly. We suggest that you watch Franzenburg —he's a comer. Don't get the impression that we're supporting the state treasurer in his campaign for a step up—we're just saying that he is an outstanding lowan, who has done a good job in the state government, and he is looking for a bigger job. * * * This nation will never negotiate out of fear. But it will never fear to negotiate. — President John F. Kennedy * * * Isaac Newton once said that people are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. i i i &lgmra Upper Be* Jflome* Ill E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 NATIONAL NIWSPAPE* A! ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL AFFIUAH 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 I EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kofisuth County and adjoining areas .' $5.00 per year To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) TJizs Nation shall have a n@wMt°th of freedom and achieve a lasting with all nations." LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY Feb. 12th , 18O9 I -J FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 10, 1948 Pictured on the front page were the Boy Scouts who would be the "city fathers" as a climax of Boy Scout week here. Bob McConnell would be acting chief of police; Jack Lichter, mayor; Cordell Schilmoeller, city superintendent; Philip Kohlhaas, Jr., John Ulrich, Jerry Bob Anderson, Tom Montgomery and Nick Reding, councilmen; and Don Steinman, fire chief. - o - For the first time in many years, a completely home talent minstrel show was to be presented in Algona, sponsored by the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce at the high school auditorium. Al Buchanan was named chairman of the executive committee, assisted by Don Hemmingsen, Jerry Allen, Ru'ss Waller and Joe Bradley. Funds derived from the performances would be used in making up the deficit from construction of the two new concrete tennis courts, built the previous fall near the swimming pool. - o - Mr. and Mrs.GuyBeemer, Lakota, were enjoying a vacation trip to the sunny south. They left by train for Kansas City, Mo., and there joined some friends and started on a car trip to Tampa, Fla., going by way of New Orleans and coming home by way of Cape Girardeau, Mo., to visit their son Bob Beemer and wife, who were attending school there. - o - A son was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Misbach, Algona, and weighed only a little over four pounds, and was at once taken to a Ft. Dodge hospital to be placed in an incubator. Only two hours old at the time the 42-mile journey to Ft. Dodge was begun, the baby was thoroughly bundled and the trip began. The temperature was nine below at the time and the roads icy and hazardous. Lawrence drove. While the little one seemed to have suffered no ill effects from the trip, the situation was one that emphasized the seriousness of the local situation with regard to hospital facilities. - o - Two former Algona High School wrestling teammates, Chris Boweu and Keith Young, found themselves facing each other as opponents at Waverly. The occasion was a wrestling match between the Iowa State Teachers "B" squad and the newly formed Wartburg team. Bowen, a Wartburg freshman, grappled in the 155 Ib. class for Algona, while Young held forth in the 145 Ib. division. Both weighed in at the college match at 155 Ibs., Young winning the match on a fall after four minutes and 51 seconds had slipped by. - o - Martin Zimmerman, Harvey Mergen and Herbert Schmitt, Whittemore, had been in Des Moines from where they brought back three new Kaiser automobiles. Zimmerman and Ostwald, dealers of the Frazer and Kaiser cars, had sold the cars to Albert Meyer, Lotts Creek; James Shipler, Algona; and A. E. Irmiter, Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Skaug- stad, Bode, left for the west coast where they would make several stops enroute to California. They planned to make an extended stay at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skaugstad and family and make the acquaintance of a new granddaughter. - o - In celebration of her son Darrell's llth birthday, Mrs. William Ludwig, Algona, entertained five of his friends at a theatre party, followed by cake and ice cream at home. Guests were Dick Waldera, Jimmy McMahon, Merle Loss, Vincent Schleusner and Don Casler. - o - The annual fireman's oyster supper was held in the Legion hall at Wesley with Dr. H. H. Raney, fire chief, and all firemen, retired firemen and councilmen attending. Harry Mathias of Lakota and Tom McMahon of Pocahontas, former fire chiefs, were guests. It was reported that new oyster-eating records were set. •- o - , From Odds and Ends: '.'Horace Clapsaddle, eating in George's Cafe, had Jo-Jo n with him. . . .the little parakeet calmly sat on Horace's shoulder through the meal, pecked at his ear, did a few turns around the course over other diners' heads, and stared back as startled strangers couldn't quite make it all out." 10 MIS AGO IN TMI • FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 4, 1958 Many Algona residents were rudely awakened at 5:30 a.m. one morning when a very noisy explosion occurred at the city light plant. Damage in the blast was very slight. According to the city officials, exact cause of the explosion was not know, but a collection of gases in a muffler leading outside from the large engine at the plant may have set it off. Repairs were made within two hours and the engine put into use again. Two farm fires, one southeast of Swea City, and a second one- half mile east of Irvington, resulted in an estimated $20,000 damage or more. Sylvester Kockler, Swea City, lost a frame corn crib and 1,200 bushels of corn, oats, seed beans and seed oats in the crib. Herman Becker of Irvington, lost one machine shed and contents, including two tractors, two loads of corn, and a tool house that contained all of his power tools, about $1,000 worth of lumber, acetylene equipment and other articles and pieces of equipment. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Dean Taylor, Algona, were hosts at a surprise party honoring Mrs. John Hopkins in observance of her birthday. Those In attendance were Mr. Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kent, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Voyles, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams. - o - Dick Everds and Judge G. W. Stillman, Algona, were at Ames over the. weekend for Father's Day and were guests of^the respective daughters," Caroline Everds and Marcia Jones at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house. - o - Mrs. Jay Graham, Burt, had been having a quilting bee for several days and friends helping her included Lefie McMullen, El la Sigsbee, Edith Chipman, Olive Moore, Helen Vogel, Erma Pratt, Cora Stow and Jenny Riebhoff. - o- Among friends and relatives that gathered at the Roy Chris- chilles home in Fenton to help Roy celebrate his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weisbrod, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Menz, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Menz, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chrischilles and family, Mrs. Kate Schroeder and and Art, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schroeder and Susan from Lone Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wiener and family of Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lowman and Vernon Nielsen of Algona. Five hundred was played at five tables with high prizes going to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald'Chrischilles and low to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Menz. - o - Pictured was the new $450,000 For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "My problem is "no boyfriends". 1 am a senior in high school. I have many friends, both boys and girls. 'l am told that I am a sweet girl with a sparkling personality that will get me many boyfriends. But, when? The boys around my school and town want girls who like to go parking on every date. That's one reason I have no dates. Second,-I'm a girl who loves to dance and participate in sports The third reason boys dor'; lu. mt, I guess, is that I'm crazy. Well, not actually, but 1 "love to cause fun, to make people happy. I'm an average-built girl, not too skinny, not to fat. I'm of average height, and weight. I have red hair and blue eyes. But, even these qualities don't attract boys. At dances, I go wild. When I dance, I really dance. No messing around for me. But, boys don't jump at the chance to dance with me. What should 1 do? I'm not al- ways wild as I say. Some of the time I try to act sweet and innocent. But, nothing seems to work." OUR REPLY: Boys in your school and town aren't different from boys everywhere. Giris who park on every date are popular — but seldom popular with the same boy for an extended period of time. Participating in sports is no handicap to a girl, if she remains charming and feminine. Perhaps the fart thai you'gowl'.d" on tht: aan^e floor turns awa> ooys who do not wish to attract so much attention. Relax. The right boy will come along — and he may show up sooner if you stop going so wild on the dance floor — and stop worrying about being popular. Be yourself — a friendly, pleasant individual. * * * I »ov hovt o l ff ll|)f t profcltm yw wort to «i*vit or go obi«rv9li«(i t« mokr addrttl ywr !«*«, * fQt *NP *IOUT TffNAOM* COMMUNITY ANP JUIIUMNMUJSHVICE. FUKFOIT *Y fcj Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser America's Modern Pioneers I've just been looking through n pamphlet called " The Telephone Pioneer Story." If you've ever been in the communications industry, you may be familiar with it. If not. don't feel there's nothing here to interest you. This is an inspiring story with a message for older people. The Telephone Pioneers of America belong to the past, the present and the future. They held their first reunion back in 1911, when-AlexanderCirahani Bell headed their roster of members. 'Hie inventor of the telephone delivered an address in which he predicted great things to come for the industry and the Pioneers. Bell was right. The organization formed for the sake of " fellowship among telephone people" grew rapidly. By 1922 it had 12 local chapters. Today there are more than 70 in the United States and Canada. The Telephone Pioneers have expanded their interests as well as their numbers. One of their watchwords is "Service, " by which they mean "ever-increasing usefulness to others." Their communities are the beneficiaries of this pledge. The technical experience of the Pioneers makes pecially assistance to the handicapped. Much of their time goes into such work as maintaining talking book machines for the Library of Congress, which distributes these machines and talking book records to the blind. Pioneer chapters assist their localities in many other fields, from tutoring underprivileged children 1o rolling bandages for the hospitals. They run courses in safe driving and good citizenship. They teach hobbies like painting, carpentry, flower arrangement and stamp collecting. One thing the Pioneers emphasize is planning for retirement. They hold round table sessions, provide literature, and bring in experts to explain the problems of health, money, living conditions and the wisest use of leisure time. As employees retire, they become eligible for life membership. That gives them the right to participate in future activities planned especially for retired members, and the future is something to look forward to. As the phamphlet says, "the story of the Telephone Pioneers of America is really just Beginning." high school being constructed to serve the Sentral Community School district. The school would serve the Lone Rock — Fenton, Seneca district. It was hoped that construction would be completed in 1958. K. M. Chase was Sentral superintendent. - o - The members of the Fun and Do Club of Whittemore celebrated their 10th anniversary by entertaining their husbands at a steak dinner in the Plantation dining room. Following the dinner, 500 was played at eight tables with prizes going to Mr. and Mrs. Lo renz Gade, high; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gade, low; and Roland Ostwald, door prize. The club was organized Jan. 15, 1948, with a membership of 13 women and there were still seven with the club who were charter members. Mrs. William Lauck was the present club president. - o - Mrs. Clifford Haase and Karen* Algona, attended a shower in Fen- ton honoring Mrs. Haase's nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Schmidt who were married in France in August and had recently returned to the United States. Mr. Schmidt was in the army and was to be stationed in Kansas. - o - The "Homemaker of Tomorrow" at St. Joseph's High School, was Patsy O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert O'Brien of St. Joe. She received the highest score in a written examination on homemaking knowledge and aptitudes which was given to senior girls. TOOTH Marvin Me Lees, 12, son of the Vincent McLees, Cascade, found a rare third molar tootli of an American mastodon in a sand pit south of Cascade. Department of Geology scientists have examined the specimen and agree the tooth is from a pre-historic elephant of several thousand years ago. 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 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 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, CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVi N. Dodg« Ph. 395-W1 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 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kopsuth County Collectrite Service Factbill Heporjs Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2V4 E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2543 Post Office Box 460

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