The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 27, 1962 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 27, 1962
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2«Altf»na (!«,) Uppit B» Pebruetfy; 2f L 1_96i IOWA - MAN'S PARADISE ? 'Men in Iowa redd some startling news, the other day. They found out that between 1950 and i960 the excess number of women In the state, ever-: men, had Increased from SOO to nearly 40,000. Statisticians, who dearly love to dig Into material of this 'type, therefore have estimated that on this same ratio of change, by the . year 2760 the entire population in Iowa will be women. However, from the viewpoint of the male, this preponderance of women, over men in Iowa gives pause for thought. Perhaps the men have failed to. perceive their advantage in this situ- Cftioni and It Is time they did. If 'there are 40,000 rftore Women than men in the state now, the men can afford to be a bit more choosy, to Isring the females down off their perches, to be qi little more demanding in the attention they receive and the services they are rendered, * And the women, bless their hearts, better pay heed to the statistics. They have more votes, the' majority in fact, but the competition for the attention of the 'male in the normal course of Itfe fs getting keener, for all of them. This should be a boon to the beauty'shpps and.cook- ijig schools and style shops. ; . * 'It begins to look as 'though, the, men in Rbwa are 'sitting pretty, at least the ones who l>ave' not as yet been hooked. « :..'*'* * £ STRANGE CHOICE » In the recent shakeup of our cloak and' Dagger organization, the Central Intelligence Agency, some interesting facts have been pub- fished.' It seems that the CIA's chief director and contact man with .the Cubans involved in the unsuccessful invasion attempt, a top deputy in '{he ClA, had as his chief previous experience the teaching of economics at Yale University. ' .Perhaps there is a great deal that we do not understand in this. However, from the outride it makes a person wonder why a former tale economics professor should be given control of a project which was strictly a military adventure. ... " The CIA director has since resigned from the third highest post in the agency. At any rate, it Seems a somewhat strange choice in the Cuban matter. It is now water over the dam. But if 5ve ever try it again, how about a military man from CIA. * * * * One fellow we know has .been watching , /o many "v/ho-done-its" on TV friar fffe' lasT^ffrie qe turned off the set offer watching a mystery he unconsciously wiped his fingerprints off the l. — Cowrie News. « How times change I Nowadays when the ejector finds a patient in a run-down condition, he prescribes less golf and more time at the Sffice. — Woodbine Twiner Upper » 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Second clan poilage paid al Algona. Iowa ' Issued Tuesday in 1962 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. JACK PURCELL. Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Alfionu papc-rs, in combination, per year $G.OO Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIPE AREA One Year, in advance $5.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $7.UO No subscription less Hum li months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST OLD FIRE .HORSE RETIRING ? .Last week, Walter K. Mickelson, for 49 years a newspaperman, and in-recent years publisher of both New Dim, Minn. Journal and the Falr« mont Sentinel, announced 'that he' is "retiring.' Maybe at the time he wrote it he meant it, but despite our best efforts to do so, we find it difficult to think of, Walt as retiring. We figure it would be pretty hard to keep an ojel fire'horse from a fire, even with some younger nags iri the barn. On the other hand" he (u'st might be thinking of joining the Peace Corps, too. Walt, who admits to being 65, and we might add a young 65, has had a most interesting career, including being the Minnesota-campaign 'manager three times for Senator? Henrik Shipstead, one of the early Farmer-Labor powers. Shipstead always won. Walt alsib was once ofieiof'the top echelon r ad^i!nistr v dt(5i i s jn ,Min' nesota ; 'for. the WPA, a bemocrdtic appointment, li? recent years he hdd tended to slide over into •the more conservative, jfplds of\the Republican partyi but even so, don't get out of line even if you're q' Republican. - 1 • ' •' • '.'!'. ;•'• if there is one hobby, outside of news- pa'pering/that Walt enjoys, it is'travel, and'in the 'past few-years he has engineered spme foreign and domestic tours that.have drawn^quite a 'following. I He may have a,few more'up his sleeve, : now that"he has "retireaY'? ' -At. any rate, to our neighbor across the state line we extend congratulations on a 65th birthday,'retirement or no retirement; • ' ' '',. * * * TRIBUTE TO FATHER ROSMANN D. A/I. CATHOLIC MESSENGER - Father Louis F. Rpsm'dnh is remembered by his, fellow priests andj\former parishioners as an energetic and enthusiastic priest of Christ, beloved because he was gentle' and understanding, beljeving , that everyone .was as honestvorfd forthright as himself . and; thus giving himself-for them without reckoning the cost or sacrifice. Father Rosmann honored his priesthood for he recognized what it meant to the people. In a first.'Mass sermon a few years ogo, he said, "Those who are aware of his Christlike work will honor'Jesus Christ in the priest. They wijl love him because he brings Jhe loving;them. They will'pray for him so that he will be able to'bear the heavy burden of his holy office." Father "Louie" exulted; in his portion of Work in the Lord's vineyard for.'riearly" a quarter of a century before a leg afflictfon which he had from the early days qf his priesthood: and .then multiple sclerosis made him a complete:'Mrijpible. His silver sacerdotal Anniversary was-ifollpwed by his resignation as pastor of St. Peer's Catholic Church in Defiance.' In the past 12 years as he progressively lost the use of his arms and hands'as'well, his apostolate was limited to that of'suffering — "Making up what is wanting to the sufferings of Christ." For a number of years he was able to offer Mass privately seated in a chair, and every time it was a true ascent to Mount Calvary. More recently he had to suffer from afar as he lay on a hospital bed of constant pain. We are sure that in the ways of Divine Providence the long immolation of self that Father Rosmann was asked to make not only brought spiritual perfection to this lovable, happy priest of God, but has unleashed a continuing stream of unknown, and perhaps unrecognized, blessings on his relatives, friends and former parishioners. Those of us who knew Father Rosmann in the days of his active priesthood have many tangible proofs of what he accomplished then, dedicating his natural endowments to bringing supernatural life to others. His years of retirement and suffering gave every indication of having been even more fruitful. Today, as we extend our special sympathy to his sister and brother'who gave themselves unreservedly to caring for their priest-brother during all the years of his sickness, we also rejoice in God's goodness. He has called- home a most worthy servant, one whom the Great High Priest could truly greet as friend and brother. May he rest in well deserved peace. * * * A six-year old boy separated from his mother in a supermarket, frantically called out to her, using her first name, "Marthq I Marthq 1" The woman came to her boy quickly, but admonished him, saying, "You shouldn't call me- Martha. I'm Mather to you." "I know," he replied, "but this store is full of mothers." — Manning Monitor * * * The best way for q housewife to Have a few minutes to herself at the close of the dqy Is to start doing the dishes. — Walnut Bureau fiat all this la jtwt a tempest in & teapot. Ofir-lawmakers afe not gO^I'td St&S fendffig.out "jllfttt maii'tani tteF fcettainly wdh't cease using lite Congressional Rec* drd tb rfeap J&lltieal hay. F ROM tHfi- fates OF : THE ALGONA tJPPfiR 1 DBS *MOiNES Mar, 3, 1942 • * * .,'•- "Js that alt there » to it, Mother? You wait ' until bubbles form at the top. and THAT'» Boiled water?" washin&ton highlights e*fr«fc»i'fC«j*«!&r**r * * Chances are you are one of the many millions of Americans Who has to sort through several pieces of "junk mail" every time the postman drops around and you don't like it. •And chances are just as likely you aren't aware members of Congress will spend about $2 million this year inserting material ^ most of it junk — in the Congressional Record. There is a connection between these two instances of waste and right now they are fc red-hot isk sue in Congress. . ' • Without a doubt • much will be said -on both scores and without a doubt nothing will be done about it. • • • , The "junk mail" referred to here is the kind the Congressman sends to the voters back home and is not to be confused with the variety mailed by advertisers of every product under the sun. House members decided this Results Count! A Few Comments From Our Advertisers for Washington Birthday Sales Days, held last week. — "Our Anniversary Sale received excellent re*pQnse, and the first day we were busy all day despite the weather." — "We had a real good response to our ad with yau and ore most pleased." - "Our merchandise and your readership make a good team." THG ALOQNA UPPER DES MOINES PRESS RUN - 6,000 REACHING THE HEART OF THE AREA BUYING POWM they had to spend a lot of money and time compiling lists of names of persons to whom they wanted to direct mail. Now, they simply ' write "occupant" on the envelope and it goes to everybody who has a mailbox. • • • One Congressman was trying to walk through the block-long tunnel connecting the Capitol Building with his office the. other day and ran into a mountain of "junk mail" blocking his way. Actually, there were cartons stretched more than 100 feet along the tunnel in piles more than six feet high. • • * Among other things, all this "junk mail" constituted a fire hazard. Curiously enough, Congress has just appropriated almost a half-million-dollars to study fire hazards in the Capitol Building, including this tunnel. And also let us not forget this tunnel is supposed to be used as a bomb shelter in case the enemy strikes. • * « This new Congressional "junk mail" gimmick comes in handy especially during an election year which 1962 is. The Congressman can blanket his district with a speech, a farm bulletin, some new way to control the boll weevil . . . and all bearing his name, of course. A worker in the folding room where all this material must be stuffed in envelopes said the mailing is running three and four weeks behind schedule and that's why it's piling up, » « • This "junk mail" scheme got underway after a very important member of Congress mailed an important letter to his constituents only to find several thousand returned marked "address unknown." With "junk mail," this can't happen. Every letter will find its way into the family mailbox. But one Congressman feels tho whole idea is ridiculous. As he put it, "{{ I got a letter from my Congressman addressed like that I'cl throw it in the waste-basket." And he says one of the biggest CQmplaints he gets from constituents involves "junk mail." • t • And now let's discuss this $:! million our lawmakers will spend this year inserting material in the Congressional Record. The Record is designed primarily to carry a day-to-day account of what members say in the House and Senate. This is all very good. Jt makes sense to have a record ol tlus sort since you can always ;gp baejt and find out what Sen. 2Ucb or Congressman Kflw-Jt-AJ1 said on a given subject some- where in the past. ' « • • • • ' • But somewhere along the line some Congressman was struck with the brillant thought,that the Congressional Record could serve another end — his own. Wouldn't it be nice, for example, to place in .the Record a newspaper editorial praising the Congressman? Or a speech, the lawmaker has made before some particular group, especially some group containing a lot of voters? These are the kind of things cluttering the Congressional Record today. It cpsts the taxpayers $90 a page for .whatever appears iii the Record -?- great words of wisdom or plain junk. * • • " _ . It is not at all unusual for a Congressman to insert a half-dozen items of this type, with the printing cost running to $500 and more. . ; A Congressman can insert two pages of this material every day Congress is in session-without anyone's permission. If he wants to insert more than two pages a single objection can prevent it and the Congressman must dig into .his pocket and pay the cost. Needless to say, no one ever objects. Who knows, the one objected to may be the objector next time around? s were shocked during the Weekend when Mfcy&r ^C. F. Specht died suddenly at his home of a heart attack. He died sometime early Sunday morning. At 8:30 a.m., Mrs. Specht called him, and when there was no response, she found him dead. He apparently had died several hours earlier. Mayor Specht was serving his fifth term in office at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, a son, Bill, Algona, and three daughters. Local business places were slated to close during the funeral services Wednesday. • ,'.'. . • •'' • '.''• • • The three wrestlers who represented Algona high school at the state meet at Waterloo during the weekend brought back a third place finish. Dick Dits worth, who entered the meet with an unbeaten record, kept it that way as he took the 118 Ib. crown. Bob Geigel, heavyweight, got into the finals, but lost by one point, so wound up second.- Algona's other entry, Arest Maharas, 112 Ibs., lost a first round match. The Bulldogs had a 7-3 dual meet record during the season. • . » ' * • » A total of 32 men, including four volunteers, left for Des Moines from Kossuth county to be inducted into the armed services. World War II, felt here since the first day of battle, continued to be the main topic for discussion as more young mtm Were called in the draft every month. • • • ••.*... An Algona police officer interrupted a joy ride being taken by an Algona man on a motorcycle. The arrest was made Sunday morning and it was found the man didn't have a license to operate the motorcycle, so he was fined $5 and costs by Justice C. H. Ostwinkle. •.' • . •• A stranger to this area apparently was worried about a shortage 6( , sugar . : He entered a local grocery store, bought a five 'pound sack of sugar and left. About ah hour later, he returned to the same store; this time wearing a different hat and coat, and bought another five pounds from the proprietor of the store. The clerk and proprietor then watched as the man Went to atfauto, changed hj hat ijnd- <*« figflWi jhen aW6 aLyT A cKat Wy^ several g&ery'men herd aroved the nwfl had pulled the same dodge at every store in town where sugar WaS sold. His disguise had fooled everyone - and he Sure laid in a ni(!e supply of sugar. * • • Mr. and Mr*'. Frank Thompson of tJnton township were listening to one of their favorite radio programs Monday evening when the telephone rang. Mr. Thompson ftatedl to leave the radio program, "Dr. I: Q.' r , but did to answer the phone. The call was from the Western Union office here an informed Mr. Thompson that his wife had wort $2$0 for submitting the best biographical sketch of Benjamin Franklin to a radio program —» you guessed it, the Dr. I. Q.' show. Yes, Mr. Thompson was glad he had torn himself away from the radio to answer the phone. You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELl, MONTANA The warm ^r wefttfe ftfflj had pleased Wfc jirst few dsy«* w Ivefle cold, sudden,. end In this area Feb. mercury dropped to * • below zero. The following thr day* were also frigid, with rea fogs ranging from three 16 11 bw low. , -' * * • A total of '131 tires and tube* were approved for' distribution ffl county residents during the monttj of February by the rationing board; Only two requests were flot 41* lowed due to Insufficient need tfy the board. '•"• ' , . ; , ,(;;. . A ewe owned; b$ the Faner: Scholtens south of .Rofek Rapids rfri cently gave birth to triplets. ,TrIJJ lets are not rare for sheep, but one unusual feature, if that the triplets were all large, /Wen formed. and frisky a few hours after; their* birth. , ; Pear Pan: My boyfriend was raised on a farm and that's all he knows I was raised jn this large city and I don't like country life. Our problem is serious because we hope to get married this summer and we still haven't decided which one of us should give in ? We're'not 16-year olds either. My boy friend is 22 and I'm nearly 20 and as much as I love him, I can't see myself living on a farm. Any suggestions you can offer will be appreciated by the two of us. — C and M. J. Pear C, and M. J.: You could do what so many farmers are doing these days and become "sidewalk farmers." In that way you live in the city but you work on the farm and you commute back and fourth each day. That, of course, means additional expense and may not be possible. I've always been led to believe the man is the breadwinner and a wife should be only too happy to make a happy home for him wherever he chooses. You take it from there. * * * Pear Dan: My boy friend had an argument with his parents two weeks ago and left home. He's now living with an older friend who has an apartment. I know his parents quite well and really don't blame him, but that doesn't mean anything because I've been told that I can't date him unless he returns home. I know my parents quite well too and I Know they mean business. We could sneak-date but I don't want to do that unless it's a last resort. Should I do whatever I can to make my boy friend return home ? He's 18 and I'm nearly 17. - M. Pear M.: You'd better put some effort into the situation and you had better do it fast or you won't be doing much dating, I'm afraid. I'm not saying the parents are blameless but how come sons and daughters usually only leave home when they become of age. Good old Mom and Pad were kind enough to feed, clothe and shelter your boy friend from the day of his birth until recently, weren't they ? pear Pan: I've just begun dating and my mother has told me certain things I shouldn't do such as parking with a boy. What harm is there in parKwig if you know the boy real well from school and you know he respects you ? I don't intend to disobey my mother but I do want my question answered. — New Dater. Pear New Pater; In most cases, there's no harm in parking with a "nice" boy you know from school. Sometimes though the "nice" boys Ht school have a second nature when they're parked with a girl. Again, most boys you'll b& dating wUi prove they are gentlemen but parking isn't something a "nicf** girl daea casAjaJJy. your question may not be answered completely but at lejst you should; have something tq think over, '•-. ,..'«•'*'» Pear Pan: How piuoh leeway should a girl be given on getting home from a date? I'm i§, a juuiw, and if I come in 15 minutes late from a date my mother just about blows a fuse.A girl can't time herself right to the minute, can she ? -» £. ?. pear K- P- ! How much leeway do you have at school when the final hell rings ? None, I'll bet- There's, nsthing new in a teen-ager trying to siphon an extra JO or 15 minutes en a date night anji neither is there anvtni4ff $V W JNl 61 ^ demanding to know why a son or daughter ciuWmake the home curfo*. When parents tell a t«en-8g«r fe>< be home- at 11 p.m., at midnight or whatever time, the teen-ager should feel an obligation to walk in For u glorious week-end in Minneapolis stay at the New At the New Hoiel .Maryland, on any weekend, you will gel a large double room, breakfast foi two in the Maryland's fabulous Orleans room, free TV and parking Free lodging 10 children under 14 when, accompanied by parents. Special reduced rales ai theaters. AID CONDITIONED 200 ROOMS 200 SPARKLING TILE BATHS for reiarvalloni and coJorfuf brochur* Professional Directory INSURANCE A, J. (Annie) Hicklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-4529 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 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone 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 of insurance in force. CY 4-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail -. Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr, ROCK-BOnOST RATES Harold C. Sundet CY 4-2341 PALE W. LOCJCWOOD The Equitable'Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 " RICHARD A. MQJSN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Servica Business — Home — Car ^ Life Phone CY 4-4955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa Farm Management than time involved. Company N Dodge . QY 4,2894 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney'a Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night . Monday—Wednesday—Friday Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Res. CY 4-3469 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT, M, P, 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHUTTER. M. P, Residence Phone CY 4*2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. P. Residence Phone CY 4-4917 Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone CY 4-449Q ' OPTOMETRISTS OR, L, u SNYPER Optometrist lif East State' Algona Telephone CY 4-3715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Contact .„„,„ Hearing AkHSlaiseS! & Bast State Street Visual Anaylsjs fe (Home DENTISTS xVSii* 1 ** 1 f*^ 1 !*^ WM _5*Vf* OH,ceTnH^|ed2 „ Office njjorfe CY 4-Wl Pbew QY 4-33J4

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