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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 16, 1961
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4~Aifloiiq (!d.) Upper DM Molnet Thunday, Moreh 16, 1961 PAE BOTH SIDES LOST While we ore embarking on the observance of the'100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, it is not too pleasant to find that 1,960 Confedergte prisoners died at Rock Island, III. In a Federal prison camp during the conflict, they died of smallpox, fever, pneumonia — and Some were shot down by guards. Up; to this- point we may have assumed: that Andersonville, perpetuated by a book of the same name, the Confederate prison camp, was the only hell hole in existence during the war and Union soldiers the only victims. Like all wars, viewpoints usually are determ.ined by the area in which you live and the assigned history books that you earlier read. , Lest we be accused of being overly solicitous about the Confederates we might add that our grandfather, a sergeant in the 1st Vermont cavalry, was a prisoner at Andersonville, and fortunately included In an exchange of prisoners that took place. We seem determined to sadistically beat our memories during the year 1961 with a revival of the Civil War, but while we are at it, let us hope we absorb the picture of both sides, and remember that both sides lost in that long-gone conflict. * * * PEACE CORPS - BOON OR BLUNDER? The proposed Peace Corps is much in the news. If it becomes a reality, and it is only in a pilot stage of planning at present, it could be a boon or it could be a blunder. Which will it ;be? There is one outstanding thing worth men. tioning, however. In the first 6,000 lettters of ^application received from young men and wo- w'men who "wanted to help", not one even asked J^vyhat the salary would be. * This is perhaps the most encouragaing sign «of all. There are still some of us, and especially £young people, with a little of the old idealism , •left and to whom service and not money is of *jfirst importance. * There is a long way to go, however, be- . . "tween the idealism of the idea and the culmina- *tion of the purpose. * * * * * A fellow had an awfully realistic dream the "other night that he ate a huge marshrriallow. •(When he woke up the next moring, his pillow *Vas gone. — Schleswig Leader. *-' * * * " Not everybody is money hungry. One small ••town merchant, when asked why he didn't advertise, said," Not me. I tried it last year and "business was so good I didn't have time for "fishin'." — Neola Gazette-Reporter. ,3dgotttt Upper pea guinea * 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algeria, Iowa m' Entered as second class matter at the postottice •=> at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress "( " March 3. 1879. « Issued Thursday in 1961 By «• THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 1-8, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies jOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST RETIRE LAND OR FORGET IT Obstructionists are hard at work trying to scuttle the new administration's efforts to pump a little profit into the farming industry. They are trying hard to eliminate some of the provisos that are the only effective weapons aboilable to combat surpluses. These are centered on a voluntary land retirement program' coupled with a higher support price for what is raised on the land remaining in production. there are many things pertaining to an agricultural program that none of us know or understand too well. But one thing requires only common sense,unless there is a land retirement program and some form of control, no agricultural plan can work at this stage. Qur problem is a surplus coupled with low prices.. Therefore, we hope to reduce the surplus and improve the price for what is still raised. There may be a form of subsidy for the time being in this, but how else can'production be controlled? There must be enough "good" in the program so'that most farmers are willing to comply; and there must be a monetary incentive to boot. No farmer has to comply, but if compliance is more attractive and beneficial that non-compliance, then our guess is that most farmers will join the program, and if they do our huge "Bensen-acquired" surplus will begin to diminish. Those Senators from the mid-west who are obstructing enactment of a new program should be remembered by the voters of the agricultural states. This may be the "last chance" for retaining anything approaching home-owned farms. * * _ * MANKIND AT CHOSSROADS Time is running out for mankind, and unless the nuclear arms race is curbed within a very few years, a nuclear war isf almost certain to result. That warning wtis sounded recently by leading scientific speakers at the annual meeting in New York of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Sir Charles P. Snow, noted British physicist and writer, struck the theme ' most t urgently in a featured address. Within 'perhaps six years, perhaps less," Snow warned, "a dozen or more" nations will have atomic bombs. When that happens, he said scientists know that some of the bombs will be set off—"through accident OP folly or madness." .Recent events .lend.. added weight to tKis warning. One was the revelation that Israel has been secretly building a nuclear reactor. Another was France's third atomic explosion in the Sahara. Still another was the report, at an AAAS scientific parley on China, that the Red Chinese' now have four known nuclear reactors and may explode their first A-bomb soon. Sir Charles Snow urged a ban on bomb tests as a first "token step toward "restriction of nuclear armaments." American physicist Ralph E. Lapp strongly agreed, but he warned that the chance for a test ban agreement is fast slipping away. Lapp also calculated that the United States already has about 1,000 hydrogen bombs, each one powerful enough to wipe out a whole city- plus a nuclear stockpile big enough to make 50,000 more such bombs. Dr. Jerome D. Frank of Johns Hopkins University told the same symposium that mankind seems to be reaching for more and more nuclear weapons the same way an alcoholic reaches for more and more drinks. 'The similarity is too close for comfort," Dr. Frank said. However, powerful forces in Washington have been pressing to scuttle the Geneva talks and resume bomb tests. Chairman John A. Me- Cone of the Atomic Energy Commission declared recently that the U.S. government should have the "courage" to do just that. McCone has now departed from his job when Kennedy came to the White House. But other high officials in the AEC and the Pentagon are known to feel, with McCone, that bomb tests should be promptly resumed. Fortunately, Kennedy is well aware of these facts, In a speech last May, he warned against the "many powerful voices in the government— both in and out of the Pentagon—who do not want disarmament, or, professing to want it, do not really believe in it." And Kennedy then added: "We cannot, we must not allow our failures of the past to recur in the future. We must exert all our efforts, our will and our courage to take the first halting steps toward arms control ..." fSTRICTLV "I'll put A stop lo their dunning letters ' pay them offl" -we'll Washington * # THERE ARE NUMEROUS WAYS TO ADVERTISE. MOST HAVE MERIT OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER, EVEN THE "DONATION" TYPE. NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL, AND THE ONLY ONE WITH A GUARANTEED, SUBSCRIBED-FOR AUDI* ENCE IN A RECEPTIVE MOOD TO YOUR SALES MESSAGE. PEOPLE WITH BUYING POWER READ THE PAPERS! UPPER DES MOINi-S PUB. CO. 1 HE. Call Si. Algona, Iowa IT'S GOOD BUSINESS TO DO BUSINESS AT HQMf highlights * * A Weekly Report from the Nation** Capital by JR«y Venutt eportfr --CT DISAPPOINTED DAMES — President Kennedy may have stubbed his political toe by letting down the ladies. And the Women of the New Frontier are starting to pout. In office almost two months, Mr Kennedy has appointed only eight women to high Government posts. President Eisenhower, at the same stage in his .tenure, also had appointed eight women, but to much higher jobs. The women are particularly annoyed because they figured they would come in for their fair .share of jobs. All during the presidential campaign they heard themselves smothered with praise. Over and over again they were reminded that the party couldn't get along without them. Well, eight appointments out of almost 200 isn't the kind of ratio to make the gals jump up and down glee. And what makes them even unhappier is that most of the eight jobs are those which traditionally go to women. They want to move into other spots to prove they can perform as well (if not better) than men. Mr Kennedy: these ladies helped carry you into office in I960. The next presidential election is less than four years off. And you know what they say about the memory of a woman. THE BIG CRACKDOWN — A lot of bif, businessmen around the country are shaking in their boots, and there's good reason why. Those jail sentences handed out to some officials of big electrical companies for conspiring to fix prices was only the beginning. The campaign to halt such practices started under the Eisenhower administration and is being pushed just as strenuously under the Kennedy administration. Look for similar action in the months ahead in such highly concentrated industries as steel, cement, rubber, aluminum, chemicals, and electrical equipment. Big business mergers also are under intense scrutiny by the Justice Department and they will get a thorough going over. This involves irergers in the banking field, in oil, hardware, steel, chemical, automotive parts, grocery retailing, and motor vehicle leasing. —o—• WORDS, WORDS, WORDS — Our lawmakers in ' Congress aren't satisfied merely to hear themselves talk. They also want to read it in print. Tliis, of course, costs the taxpayers millions of dollars every year. This is not to infer, however, that most of what they say shouldn't be recorded for history's sake. It should. In the last few weeks the Government Printing Office, which probably runs the; biggest printing business in the world, has a tough time keeping up. One senator has as^ed for 4,000 more copies of an 1,150 page travelogue he nuthored recently. These are for free distribution, and cost $9,276.14- A House committee wants 32,000 copies of a 25 page, pamp- helt on "How Our Laws Are M-4de." The cost: $6,096.58. Also in the mill are 6,500 copies of a foreign policy report prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. These will run $12,970.06. OfJ THE SPOT — President Kennedy is having a lot of trouble getting his school bills through Congress But he pulled a fast piece of strategy which is making it difficult for some congressmen to oppose the legislation. The President included in his school construction hill a measure to help federally impacted areas. This is an arrangement whereby the government pays part u£ the costs of operating schools attended by youngsters of servicemen ynd federal workers on the Hxuoi-v that thty wprfe a hardship on local school d%jct budgets. It happens that a number of con- gressmen who normally are strongly opposed to federal aid- lo-education are hard put to vote against it this time. They simply can't afford to if they represent districts which have big military installations or other substantial federal activity. MELT THE HUNTER — The North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference kickr ed out some interesting statistics during its recent meeting in Washington. On the basis of questionnaires, it has learned, that the average American hunter is 35, educated through high school, earns between $5,000 and $7,000 a year, is married and has two children. A total of 70 per cent of the hunters eat their game, 6 per cent discard it, and the remainder give it away. And nearly half are satisfied even if .they don't, kill anything. , TIME'S AWASTING — Most . pf us would prefer to have less government than more govern' rnent. This is especially true in the case of federal government. But there are occasions when only the federal government can do the job. We have in mind a plan to standardize all state traffic laws. Anyone driving from one state to another knows how sharply these laws differ. Uncle Sam has pushnd this plan for a number of years, but the majority of the states haven't shown any inclination to go along. Safety experts are convinced that wider adoption of a-standard set of traffic laws would make for safer driving as . well as • better law compliance through understanding. 1. In the earlier accident, she fell down stairs, cut hef head and got ft black eye. ' ' ' * * * A. C Carlisle of Whiilernore was a firm believer in want rids placed in the UDM' —> and for good reason. He placed an ad in the Mar. 13 issue and within an hour after the paper was distributed began getting calls on two cows he offered for sale. Setter than that, Mr Carlisle sold four, two more than advertised. The want ads are still a real good buy ~ 20 years later. . . .«••»'• « Kossulh county became one of eight counties in 'Iowa slated to' begin a Food Stkmp Plan in the near future. Under the plan, stamps redeemable for specified foodstuffs were to be given to families on relief, .instead of direct aid, money , or credit at stores. Some of the stamps were to be good for only goods classified as surplus, usually dairy products, poultry, fruits, vegetables and meats. One of the outstanding features of the plan was that while the amount to be given to families on relief would Be about the same as when-cash , was used, it was a certainty that they-were going to get fopd essentials, not just anything in the 'store — and not always rood store at that. A similiar plan might be advantageous today. Taxpayers now furnish a lot of beer money in some instances, * » * After two days when Ihe mercury nearly dropped to the zero mark, area residents were looking forward to the arrival of spring Friday, Mar. 21. Thermometers dioped. to 1 degree above zero Mar. 17 and 18 after pretty mild reaaings the preceding five days. About an inch and a half of snow was registered during the week. The high mark Was 39 degrees Mar. 14 and 15. * V * Fire completely destroyed a brooder house and 700 or 800 baby chicks Sunday noon on 'the Otto Ohrtman farm northwest of Fonton. It was believed that high winds during the day Sunday caused the fire, which evidently got its start from an oil burning brooder stove us,ed to heat the building. A steel roof on the building and water poured on Ihe flames wore Credited with saving other structures on the farm. * * » Bill Dau. Sr. of Algona was gaining quite a reputation for his very fine home movies. He and his wife and Mr and Mrs John Frank! hod recently returned from a trip-to Mexico and Bill shot jri| lot of|foota2e while on the tour!' He showed the film duririf* a meeting of the Rotary club here Monday — and the full- color portion, show'ni; three bulls as they were killed in a bullfight, was almost too realistic for some of the members. UhiMiiiMMitMi&iiMlttM*ai MiriMe&Nj'g&it You Cart Address Questions To Hirri At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA , FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAR. 20, 1941 4 4 * Jimmie Fraser, 11, son of Mr and Mrs C, A. Fraser,' Algona, was digging . arpund a tree near his home for no particular reason in the fall of 1940. He found an old coin, but didn't give it any though^, until he' happened to bring it into the Upper Des Moi- ries office in, Ma.rch. fhe coin proved- to be quite interesting, indeed. It was elated 1837 and had the wording "Province du Bas Canada" on it.' Where and how a French-Canadian coin Jft4 years 61d happened to show up in Algona was not known. " ' Sever®! Farm Moves Recently In takofa Area Mr and Mrs John Berschman and fami'y have moved to the farm wbich they purchased northwest of Buffalo Center. Mr and Mrs Ronald Hutland and fami'y have moved to the C. A. Gutnecht farm vacated by the Bersehmans. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Baumann and family of Elmore, Minn., moved onto the farvn where the Hut(ands lived. Mr and Mrs Joseph Schis.sel are moving on a farm northwest of Lakota vacated by Mr and Mrs Paul Koppen and sons. The Koppens are moving to a A littjft fciiVtrflf girl was having all kinds of trouble; Marlys Phillips, 2, daujhteis of M* andr Mrs Harold Phillips, eau.ght her hand in a washer wringer Monday afternoon while watching her mother wash the . family'^ clothes. No bones were broken, but the hand was badly bruised. It was .the sepon^ mishaj fay little Marlys since the family moved to t|je LuVernc area Mai*. BUMPS . . . "I saw yuh buy in' all (hat SW9ll Hv*Min$ Equipment at Western Auto^ POC. . .so remember, only my TONSILS ore tub come outl" AUTQ SWISS STEAK SUPPER Sfrving From 4:?0 P. M- \<t\ §|ho^ HflH SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1961 5T. MICHAEL'S PARISH WHITTEMORE Adults $1.25 Children 75? D«ar Readers! 1 won't be able to visit all your communities but I hooe'to visit at least 100 cities and towns whose local weekly paipers carry "Under 21" each week in the next two rrionths. Your weekly newspapers will be sponsoring my Visit of a day or rhore and during my stay in your community, I hope to talk to you at your high school or junior high school and even perhaps at your recreation center and other clubs. I also hope to meet 'you" in person-and § et better acquainted. If I'm not able to visit your ci>ty in the coming weeks, perhaps I'll be able to do so later this year. * .» * Dear Dan.' I started chasing one girl, one I've known for a long time, when another girl came into the picture. The first girl and I bavu never dated but we have the same interests. The second girl comes from my home town and we also have similar interests. I enjoy being with each of them but I can't start dating one without hurting the feelings of the o-lher. Friends have suggested that I date the second But I don't agree with them. Will you please tell me what you think I should do? — Frank. Dear Frank: What a problem! Apparently you don't want to settle down to just one girl and I can't blame you. Ho.wever, I don't believe you should talk yourself into that cho.ce just lo save a girl some hurt feelings. ' ' As long as you feel as you do, I think you, should at least try to date both girls on occasion and hope they understand. You're under no obligation to them to make a choice arid you shouldn't. Time enough for a choice later on. * * * Daar Dan: My age is 14 and I've had quite a few dates for a 14-year-old girl. Of all the boys I've dated, espfcia'lly those with cars, I've noticed most of them give a girl a nasty type of kiss. I just don't see how a boy can do this. .When you get a real kiss, there's meaning to it but any other type of a kiss is awful. What's come over the boys today? All my girl friends feel the same as I do and we would like to know what you think. — T. D. of Ware. River, Mass. Dear T.'D.: I toned down your letter but I hope it still retains its meaning and doesn't offend anyone. The boys you date and the way they kiss are Problem No. 2 for you. Problem No. 1 are your parents. As long as you asked so many questions, how about one from me? How come your parents allow you to car-date at 14 and apparently park and neck from the message in your letter? I'll answer your question about boys by saying that boys should respect the girls they date, regardless of their ages, and at the same time the girls should respect their status as ".ladies." Just because boys attempt to kiss you in a way you don't like,; doesn't mean you have to let them. But as I said, more important than any question you asked is the one I asked about your parents. * * * THE MAIL BAG ——' 'B. J.: If your mother and father say-you're too young to bu dating, you probably are. Forget what your friends are doing. You know, they could be in the wrong. A girl should be 15 before doing any dating. • Mrs. H. C. S.: Thank you for your nice letter. Polly: Your brother apologized for what he said to you, so how about accepting the apology? Hex: Teen-age girls know the financial limitations of boys and can get by for about $3.00 on any movie or bowling date. farm east of Lakota vacated by Mr and Mrs Otto Karels and family. The Karels have moved to Lakota. 94TH Mrs James (Minnie) Forsyth of Eddyville recently celebrated her U4th birthday. Helping her celebrate were her four elderly sisters. Another sister was ill and could not attend. Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-452U ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance CY 4-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 HOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON ' Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000.000 worth nf in surance in force. CY 4-375G. Lola Scuffham Sec*? HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household 1 <ods, and Many Other l'or«n» Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Hatbsl Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co, Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUHDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips St. ilgona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO-LIFE-FIRE-HAll DALE W. LOCKWOOD The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Biirt, Iowa Phone 201 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over l-'enney's 'Office Phone — Ctf 4-3373 Hours: a:UQ — 5:00 Open Friday Night Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Ofi. CY 4-4677 Res. CV 4-34f1 DOCTORS ME.L.VTN G. BOURNE. M, D, Physician & Surgeon Ua N. Moore St Office phone CV 4-2343 Resident phone C'X 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.~lx Physician & burgeon 2l« W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 ftesidem phone CY CAROL L. PLOTT. M.D. liU N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Hours by Appointment ' CVpruss 4- Uetsmunce 'CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 JOHN M. SCHUTTER. MD. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodgt, Algona Office phone CY 4-44«0 Resident phone CY 4-2330' DPTOMETRISTr DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State a Telephone CY 4-27 U Closed Saturday Afternoons nd ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 Kast State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jio.sRd Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR i \r i A Optometrist' Visual Analysis & Visual Traio«'< 108 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CV 4-374f Farm Management . DR. KARL R, HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bl/*a __gffice pho^ QY 4-434,4 *' DH, Jf. B. HAHRIS5, JR. ' DentUl cy 4-3334 Carl»ou Farm Management a N. Do46» Ph. CY 4-289J

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