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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 21, 1968
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•v.:•*•* They Tiptoed Through the White House The following article appeared recently in the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. Mrs. Berrie is a former Algonan, daughter of Mrs. Mary Barry, Algona, and at one time an employee of The Upper Des Molnes. Tiptoeing through the President's House while President Johnson was taking a nap was just one of the exciting things Mrs. R C. Berrie, 2123 Central, did while she was in Washington. D.C., to attend the annual board meeting of the National Council of Catholic Women—an organization in which she is second vice president. One afternoon she and the 27 other repre sentatives of the NCCW provinces in the United States went on a tour of the White House, arranged by the NCCW. This was the first time Mrs. Berrie toured the executive mansion without the plush barricades in place. They were allowed, even invited, to sit on the chairs and sofas In the Oval Room, they were greeted by the First Lady, who shook hands and spoke to each one. Mrs. John Shields. NCCW national president, read a statement from the group stating they supported the president's battle against crime. Mrs. Johnson commented afterward that the President depended on the women of this nation to fight the causes of crime—that they were particularly needed, Mrs. Berrie said. Mrs. Johnson is petite—even her features are smaller than pictured in photographs or TV, Mrs. Berrie said. The First Lady wore a simple yellow dress with a neck scarf—no jewelry—and gave the impression of being sincere and very much- of a lady, she continued. The subject of Eartha Kitt's confrontation with' the First Lady was not broached in their meeting with Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Berrie remarked, "I think Eartha Kitt acted in poor taste when she voiced her opinion the way she did. There were other ways to deal with 'the problem. She put Mrs. Johnson in a terrible position." Mrs. Johnson invited the NCCW gro'up to tour their private quarters. The guide said this was only the fifth time he had been given permission to take a group through that area. However, the President was napping at the time so they were allowed to view only the library, two guest bedropms and a small sitting room that featured two comfortable lounging chairs in front of a huge window. The half-moon window is bordered by a curved arch carved in intricate patterns which in turn is bordered by an arch of smaller windows. "It is a lovely and unusual window overlooking a panorama of Washington," said Mrs. Berrie. As the ladies tiptoed through the presidential chambers, each became aware that all were wearing charm bracelets. This Mrs. Berrie was the only noisu they made—the jingle- jangle of silver trinkets against each wrist. The Lincoln Room, which is the guest room for men. held Abe Lincoln's original bed although he had not slept in this room —the furniture had been moved from his bedroom down the hall to this location. Two large round low tables stood like 'sentries on either side of the short bed that must less than accommodated Lincoln's long legs. Mrs. Johnson told ihc women the room had been used for the gowns worn at Lynda's recent wedding. She said, "we had an ironing board in one corner and a sewing machine in the other and pins all over. You know, you always ne^d tots of pins with a wedding." Across from the Lincoln Room they saw the Queen's room where feminine guests are housed. Queen Elizabeth II is the most recent monarch to sleep there. "It is a feminine room with a bed featuring a flowered pink rose print canopy, dressing table, and desk," Mrs. Berrie said, "but a smaller room than its male counterpart the Lincoln Room." Touring the East dining room on the first floor, they saw the table already set for a dinner which was held last Thursday. It was covered with a yellow cloth and a white organdy overcloth. The plates had a design around the edge and the Presidential seal in the middle. Mrs. Berrie said. At one side of the room was a big four poster bed. a prop to be used in the play. i n u , I Do, ' which Carol Lawrence and Gordon MacRae were going to present as the entertainment at the dinner Mrs Berrie had an opportunity to visit the Rev William B. Greenspun, co-author of "Living Room Dialogue." He was guest speaker in Dubuque last year at Mrs. Berrie's invitation. He told her in Washington that he sees an upsurge of ecumenism throughout the nation. Mrs. Berrie was in a dinner group meeting with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Luigi Raimondi. new Apostolic Delegate to the United States, and in a larger group meeting for luncheon in the congressional dining room. Each woman was greeted by the congressman of her state. But it was Rep. John C Culver who offered to take the women on a tour—and spent two hours showing them through the congressional building. When they visited the senate, a filibuster was in progress. Sen. Jack Miller, informed that Mrs. Berrie was in the gallery, turned to wave to her. Rep. Culver spoke to them about his meetings, as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, with the President and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, over the crisis of the Pueblo and the loss of the H bombs. Mr. Culver said he had real sympathy for Mr. McNamara who has been under tremendous pressure from recent events. Mrs. Berrie reported. Mrs. R. C. Berrie is executive secretary of Dubuque Archdiocesan Women. The Berries have three children—all married— and 10 grandchildren. Their son, Phillip, lives at 3445 Pennsylvania and teaches math and physics in Western Dubuque. A daughter, Mrs. L.T. Boesen III, lives in Elmonte, Calif. The older son, David, will soon receive his doctorate from Columbia University. He lives in Dayon, Ohio. Mrs. Berrie was named Iowa Mother of the Year in 1966 and she said she didn't think anything could top that. But in 1967 when she was chosen as a representative to Rome she thought nothing could top that. But this trip to Washington, and meeting Mrs. Johnson personally, puts 1968 off to a good start of catching up or surpassing the others. 2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1968 10 YEARS AGO TEACHERS WRITING THE RULES As though the state and nation isn't having enough woes, a militant set of resolutions adopted by the Iowa State Education "Association in recent state convention indicates that more problems may be in the offing. No longer is the teacher adhering to the old image of one who peers from behind thick lenses, drives a 10-year-old car, and cares not a whit about his personal appearance as he trundles home a big briefcase of papers and books. Our I.S.E.A. adopted a resolution advocating passage of a state law requiring school boards to negotiate with teachers. We thought 'they had been doing this, every time they come to new contracts and salary schedules. They also resolved that teachers be not required to work at school events, that the base salary be $7,000 for the coming school year, and double that with 10-year experience, that teachers be provided with educational travel and sabbatical leaves, and a few other things. On the national level, the I.S.E.A. endorsed a plan of the National Education Ass'n asking Congress for SIX BILLION annually for direct grants to states to improve education. This might be interpreted as a federal subsidy fund for salaries. At that it's only the equivalent of about three months in Vietnam. On the basis of the above, we suggest to young men and women that in their quest for a future vocation, they not overlook the prospects in the field of education. * * » The main difference between an itch and an allergy seems to be about $25. OFF ON WRONG TACK Indianola Record-Herald: The question of increasing taxes to stem inflation is again before the Congress. This raises a fundamental question as to whether the power to tax should be used as an economic regulator. In the words of The Wall Street Journal, "It isn't especially difficult ... to construct a logical case against using taxation to manipulate the economy." The Journal then cites the findings of Walter A. Morton, professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin, who concludes that taxes as a means of influencing economic trend are not only inefficient but capable of doing much more harm than good. For example, if a worker had his pay effectively reduced by higher taxes, "he may respond by a demand for additional wages." No one wants his take-home pay reduced in these inflationary times. It seems to us that as long as the nation's economic fires are fed to excess by unprecedented levels of federal spending we are going to have inflation. Merely increasing taxes is not going to stop it; it only keeps it on the treadmill. An old-timer is a person who can remember when a job was the first thing you went steady with. * * * Happiness is where you make it, not where you find it. A * * It's harder work to keep the family from spending money than it is to make money. I I I I Algona Upper Be* jfflome* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL AfflllAH A/UMBER I I I i ISSUED TUESDAY & 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. 3. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Bon Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Koasuth 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.) FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 18, 1958 Fire caused untold damage in a 4-story laying hen breeding stock house at Welp's Hatchery in Bancroft. Smoke from the conflagration was visible for many miles as the fire swept up the walls and through the roof, with most of the damage restricted to the inside. Firemen from Bancroft and Burt battled the blaze, which destroyed 3,881 hens and miscellaneous equipment and a portion of the center section of the building. - o Mads P. Christiansen, manager of the Algona Co-operative Creamery, announced his resignation, and Paul Engen, Wesley, was appointed to succeed him. Mr. Christiansen began work with the local creamery in 1915, and became manager in 1922. He would remain' as secretary- treasurer until the next annual meeting to be held in March. - o - Wayne Johnson, a native of Minnesota, was named manager of the Algona airport by the airport commission. Mr. Johnson had been flying for 22 years and since his release from the service had been employed in an aircraft factory at Wichita, Kans. - o - The weekend cold wave registered a 22 below in Algona- and it may have been colder-but weather recorder Don Tietz said that was where the gauge ceased to function! Algona High School had its share of trouble, too, just as the cold wave struck. The stokers in the school went bad; grates had burned out a little earlier, but when the stoker gave up the ghost and both boilers were out of commission, it was decided to make an immediate conversion to gas from coal. The temperature change was sudden - 26 above one afternoon, and the next morning the mercury skidded to 19 below, for a total temperature change of 45 degrees in less than 24 hours. - o - Hattie Wilson, Laverae Johnson and Mrs. Inez Wolfe, Algona, gave a luncheon honoring the February birthdays of Bertha Godfrey, Ames, Antoinette Bonn* stetter and Esther Quinby. Other guests were Mrs. 0. B. Laing, Mrs. Charles Beringer, Alice Condon, Helen Comfort and Ella Zumach. - o - Theodore CTed) Finley, son of -Mr. and Mrs. Harvey T. Finley, Algona, a cadet in the Coe College 'Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, was awarded the Meritorious Service Ribbon, presented during the annual formal military performance at Coe College, Cedar Rapids. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Lester Quinn, LuVerne, were given a surprise farewell party and guests included the Pete Plemels, Mat Besch's, Geo. Hobscheidts, Donald Clarks, Donald Bormanns, Ed Eischens, Jean Eischen and brother, Martin Eischen of Lu- Verne, the Bob Randalls of Britt and Walter Bradleys of Algona. Cards were played and the honorees were given a farewell gift. - o - Anna Marie Mitchell, Fenton, missionary to Japan, had just completed work toward a bachelor of science degree at Augustana College in Sioux Falls during her year and a half furlough, and was to leave Feb. 21 for her second 6-year term as a teaching missionary in Japan. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hofius, Ottosen, entertained at a 500 party and guests included the Kermit Fowlers, Roy Telfords, Donald Larsons, Mike Coyles, Martin Meyers, Raymond Wehr- spanns, Mrs. Edward Zinnel and Mrs. Essie Cooper. - o - Donna Thul, daughter of Mr. ' and Mrs. Eugene Thul, St. Joe, came home from Mankato where she completed her business course at the Mankato Commercial C'ollege. - o - Mrs. Edward Maahs, Whittemore, entertained a number of schoolmates of her daughter at her home in honor of Evonne's 9th birthday. Present were Bonnie Lauck, Sharon Barber, Karen Seely, Janice Roeber, Bernadine Bell and Cheryl Harris. - o - Army Pvt. Merle K. Peterson, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Peterson, Titonka, was a member of the 269th Field Artillery Battalion which was being reassigned to Germany after having been stationed at Ft. Carson, Colo. He was a 1953 graduate of Buffalo Center High School. 20 YEARS AGO INTMi First U. S. postal card was issued on May 1, 1872. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 24, 1948 How would you like to make your living by walking an aver age of 67 miles a week ? It might be healthy, but come rain and snow and sleet, and a 50-lb. average load on your back, there might be times you wished you had taken up a sitting-down Job 1 But to Algona's four city mail carriers, it was all in a day's work. The carriers were Harold Voigt, Henry Guderian, Ray Ladendorf and Ken Harris, all of Algona. Guderian had 16 years of service, Ladendorf, 14, Harris, 12, and Voigt, the "baby" of the crew, one year and 8 months. Voigt had the route formerly handled by Harry Spongberg, who retired after 30 years of service last year. There was an average of over 1,000 pieces of mail a day handled by each carrier and the men said they averaged about 105 Ibs. of mail delivery, which meant that about 55 Ibs. had to be sorted and prepared for relay station delivery. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osborn, Seneca, were about ready to believe that there was such a thing as a "jinx." Last week Mrs. Osborn suffered severe lacerations on one hand when two fingers were caught in a "V" belt in a water system as she was trying to start the pump. The fingers were not only cut deeply but were severely bruised. Then it was Mr. Osborn's turn. While helping to get an animal out which was slated for butchering, he got an arm entangled in a rope which he had wound around a post. His arm was severely twisted; no broken bones, however, but the arm was severely bruised and swollen. - o Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruger, LuVerne, returned from a vacation trip of six weeks spent in California and points of interest on the west coast. They visited friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. John Ruger, parents of Walter, stayed at the farm during their son's absence. . o - Lorena and John Riebhoff surprised their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Riebhoff, Burt, by arriving home for a weekend visit and to help their mother celebrate her birthday. They recently returned from a two \ V 1 ' ^'">^ ov>^" \»tt Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser A Reason for Resolutions A recent government reporl shows that thirteen thousand Americans are more than one hundred years of age. Seems to me that these centenarians offer a good excuse for a retirement column at this time of year. When one of our real old timers looks back on 1967, he probably feels that he has a lot to be thankful for. By the same token, 1968 must appear as something of a challenge. But there's a moral here tor most of us who haven't hit the century mark yet. Myself, I won't get there for quite a spell. Like most retirees, I'm a youngster compared to my elders who have made it through their tenth decade. Still, we're all living longer as a group, passing more birthdays, and ringing in the New Year much more often than past generations. Used to be that people over sixty had little use for resolutions. Figured they might not be around to do anything about them. That's not true today. Most seniors are ready, willing and able to pledge themselves to self-Improvement. And only a minority can plead age as the reason if they fail to meet the goals they set for a better life. Few of us find that we have reached a closed end as long as health and ambition remain. At least half-a-dozen options usually exist for those who look hard enough. You might say that we have a right to be blamed if we come up short. After all, who wants to be excused on the ground that he couldn't help himself? We like to think that we're as much In command of our personal situations as the younger set — maybe more so in view of our experience. In short, we retirees now expect to be treated like other citizens where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are concerned. We're not about to back away from any one of Thomas Jefferson's Immortal trio. Anyway, that's the realistic attitude. week's tour with the Morningside College choir. They sang in seven different states, going as far south as Dallas, Tex. - o - Alvin and Leon Swansea, Arvin Larson and George Ostercamp, Wesley, spent the weekend at Ames where they attended the 13th annual Iowa Rural Young People's Assembly at the Iowa State College. Several delegates from other states were speakers at the meeting, - o Ruth Mortensen, Swea City, celebrated her birthday with a party after school. Guests were her schoolmates Sedall Hammer, Lavonna Lunn, Marlys Johnson, Carolyn Swanson, Betty Bill, Gloria Evans, and Miss Skogard, Ruth's teacher. Supper included a birthday cake and was served by her mother and sister Ida Mae. - o - The Plum Creek Farm Bureau held a social meeting of the year at the community room and enjoyed a pot-luck supper with the Farm Bureau furnishing the ice cream. The entertainment was in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bode, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schil- moeller and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Olsen. Bingo was played with Jerry Etlierington and James Edward Kain winning prizes. - o Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Fern Drone, Portland twp., attended a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Mr, and Mrs. Bill Boettcher at Burt. - o Mr. and Mrs. L, H. Wehrspann and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hantelman and Mrs. Christine Hantelman were evening dinner guests in the Gerhard Hantelman home, Fenton, in honor of Paul Hantelman's 4th birthday. - o From Odds and Ends-"Rumor has it that several, maybe four, nice, new signs at each approach to the city of Algona, may be erected sometime this spring... everything has been worked out except the financing, which is now being grappled with by a committee . . . the' signs are honeys, too." It's very often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Professional Directory itf: I J 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 225-3743 •"•"I********'**?*!'!*!"!*!**'**"' 1 ''''* *••«••«*•• • ••*•*•*•*»•.*«••'; Farm Mgmnt, CARLSON F»ra MANAGEMENT COMPANY 1W N. PodQt ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Borids — 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 Factbilt Reports Milton G. Norton Justice of the Veace Collection Services Office at 2Vfe E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3S36 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 490 § :*

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