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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 10, 1966
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(la.) Upper DM Molnti Thonday, February 10, 1966 THE RIGHT OF DEBATE We don't believe in burning draft cards. We don't believe in defiance of U.S. law* in going abroad to visit other countries. And we don't believe in letting down in any way our military forces already sent 10,000 miles to Viet Nam. We do believe in the right to debate the matter of our entire Involvment in Asia, how we got there, whether or not we really are committed to take military action in Asia, and whether or not the present situation should be escalated with the possibility that we find ourselves in a full-scale conflict much greater than the present one. We believe in the American right of freedom of speech, whether it agrees or disagrees with current U.S. policy, the right of Senators Mike Mansfield, Wayne Morse and J. W. Fulbright to stand up and be heard in opposition to our present course of action. We do not agree with the administration in its evident belief that these Senate leaders and others should keep their mouths shut and say nothing. And we think they are more right than wrong. We certainly have a right to question the course of action in Viet Nam. As a nation we have been generally complacent about the whole matter — earlier it did not seem to concern too many. Oh yes, a few men got killed; but we were feeling the accelerating effects of a balloning war boom, too. Now we have some leaders advocating a course of action that talks in terms of 600,000 men fn Asia, in terms of a war against guerrilas extending over many years. The American people, through their representatives in the Congress, have a right to express a viewpoint on this critical issue. Viet Nam has been in a civil war for some years, though some of our leaders refuse to consider it as such. The Viet Cong are South Viet Namese, bolstered it is true now by North Viet Nam strength. One faction of South Viet Namese is fighting the other. We have chosen a side, North Viet Nam has chosen a side. Our intervention has resulted in bringing closer together hereditary enemies through the centuries — the Chinese and Vietnamese. It came at a time when the Russians and Chinese, our only two really potential enemies in the world, were drifting rapidly apart, a drift that we certainly should have welcomed. Our Intervention In Asia has solidified opposition from practically all other countries in Asia, who have said they want "Asia for Asians." Our- actions, the construction of our bases, and our seeming willingness to pour thousands of men and billions of dollars into southeast Asia certainly makes it look as though we were seeking a permanent military bastion in that area of the world Upper CB HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50811 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER : 6 TI 6 N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Y«»r, in advance. Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Coplei . lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On* Year, In advance, Semi weekly 16.00 No lubacrlptlon UM than • month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST — whether it is our intention or not. I) hoi been readily admitted that If the Vietnamese people were to vote today ai to which ruling clique, Saigon or Hanoi, they wanted to rule all of Viet Nam, Hanoi would get about 80 percent of the vote. Before our present government goes one step farther in escalating the war, pouring more men and more money into Viet Nam, it should decide whether or not it intend) to declare war. And only Congreit can declare war. The American people deserve to be heard; they are the ones who will supply the men, muscle and money to fight this action 10,000 miles from home. If we've made a mistake It is no disgrace to admit it, and it seems to a great many that we have compounded the mistakes in thit instance. There isn't one single piece of swamp or speck of elephant grass in Viet Nam worth American lives, and no American commitment anywhere requires us to fight there. So why are we? WORD OF APRECIATION It seems that official cognizance (s being taken of the fact that there Is a need for school facilities for retarded children, and county action is developing on the project, spurred, perhaps, by federal funds that seem to be available to some extent. While this may be an Improvement, and undoubtedly will result in a full-scale program of help, it might be mentioned along the way that the extisting school for retarded children in Algona was established and has been operated without much assistance from county, state or federal sources, almost entirely by parents of the children and interested persons who have assisted in various ways and without any specific personal reasons. The problem in operating a school of this type is far beyond the scope of a usual teacher. This is a school where the understanding, the patience, the kindliness are all paramount — and these do not always come with college degrees or the usual teaching requirements. We hope that this project of help does develop, and does prove better than may have been the case in the past. But in the meantime we might pay a little homage to those folks in our own community who have tenderly and lovingly maintained a school for the retarded on their own — without any particular outside help — in recent years. AN "E" FOR EFFORT Indianola Record-Herald — This is the time of the year when we're mad most of the time. We have just finished our year-end payroll reports, have our corporate income tax return made, and have mailed the several other reports necessary to satisfy our government's bureaucracy. We are more than ever conscious of the number of hours we spend each week and month in government employ for which we are not compensated. We are in complete sympathy with D. J. Spensley of Waterloo who has submitted the government a bill for all of the services he has rendered in this respect in the past five years. He estimates, conservatively, that he has given 800 hours of work and requests payment in the amount of $800. It is doubtfull that he will collect, but under government standards he does not have any inflated idea of what he is worth. We would be inclined to donate some small amount to his cause and urge him to take his claim to court. If it could be presented to a jury of businessmen, we think he would win his case. * . * * Did you ever stop to think that persons hardest to convince are of retirement age and children at bedtime? —The Knoxvllle Expreti * * * Everyone is against sinning—on the part of the other fellow. -The Clarkivllle Star * * - * When invited to go out with a group of boys at the plant for an evening of fun, the meek husband expressed regret. "I can't," he said. "I'd better get right home and explain to my wife." "Explain what?" one of hit friends asked. "How do I know? I'm not homel" —The Dayton Review For And About Teenagers ] TSEE MO REASON) To FINISH SCHOOL..., THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have been going with this certain boy for a long time. We have been engaged three months and want to get married. My folks think a lot of him but, when I ask permission to marry, mother •says, "What will you live on — love?" She wants me to finish school — two years yet! My boyfriend asked his family and they said to make sure he had a good job. He has a job. I am 17, still in school, but also work. We are both saving our money. I see no reason to finish school since he has a good job. I love him very much and am willing to do anything for him. He wants to create a circumstance to make U necessary that we get married. We never considered it until my parents said "no." We? sJon't want to wait two years. I know many teenage marriages fail. But, many succeed, too. What do you say?" OUR REPLY: The savings you have both set aside would probably be used up in the first few weeks of marriage. If he has a good job, you will be able to live on his salary. The fact you did '•thli nation, under God, ahall have) a new birth of fraadom and aehlava a Juat and laattng paaoa with all natlona." Abraham Lincoln from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Born en February 11 were Daniel Boone, (1734), and Thomas A. Edlion, (1847). February 12, 1*09 was the blrthdate of Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. moot, "E Plurlbus Unum" was adopted, February It, 1871 A temperature of 2 degrees F. below sero was recorded at Tal- lahatsee, Florida, February 13, 1899. Budapest fell to the Russians. February 13, 1945. February 14 is St. Valentine's Day. Valentine, a Christian martyr was put to death, February 14, 270. The battleship Maine was sunk In Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898. St. Louis, Missouri was settled by Augnste Chonteao, February 15, 1764. The U.8.8. Philadelphia was captured by Pirates of Tripoli, February 16, 1804. UA forces crushed the Japanese at Truk. February 16, 1944. Mississippi chartered Elisabeth Female Academy, at Washington, Miss., first Institution in the UA to confer degrees upon wome% February 17, 1819, Stanley Vodraska concluded a leave of several weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Vodraska, Lakota. He returned to the east coast where he had been stationed in Massachusetts and was to leave for French Morrocco in Africa. He was a member of the .Navy band* - o - FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 7, 1956 The St. Joe Trojans entertained their dads at a 6 p. m. pancake and sausage supper at the Nicholas Weydert home. 23 members answered roll call. Gerald Reding, Tom Reding, John Wagner, David McGuire and George Bormann were awarded certificates for belonging to the club for five years, and Luke McGuire received" a' certificate ;for being a* A 36-hour spree in a stolen car ended here in the arrest of three girls, all 16 years old, and two youths, 18 and 17, all from the St. Paul area. The two youths were turned over to Ft. Dodge 'authorities as they had gotten gas there and left' ^withewt-paying-for it,-;Which re-;' liulfelrin a repor^ to the stately ; member 10 years. highway patrol and resulting f _ 0 _ radio broadcasts. The three girls were held until the father of one of them could drive down from St. Paul and take them home. No charges were filed against them . Sheriff Undhorst said the F. B. I. had been called in because of the stolen car and the boys would probably be returned to St. Paul as they were involved in a federal offense. - o- not complete your education will limit your earning capacity if you continue to work. And, looking at the worst of it, should you begin a family and then have something happen to your husband, your lack of education will handicap you as a breadwinner. Two years is 9 long time but, not so long if you are working toward making a better lifetime. soi row Residents of the Grant Consolidated school area were giving serious consideration to the thought of abandoning the Grant district and dividing the area between the Swea City and Ledyard districts. Costs of maintaining the Grant school, with a small enrollment and a high per pupil cost, were given as the chief reason to discontinue the school. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Charles LaBar re, Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Amunson and Mr. and Mrs. Don Nelson, Algona, entertained at their second buffet dinner at the LaBar re home. The party had an Italian theme and entertainment was furnished by the Driftin River Boys, Perry St. John and Larry Kueck. - o - Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kennedy, Bancroft, left for Texas to visit their daughter, Mrs. Kohlhaas and family, and to spend the remainder of the winter. - o - Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Meyer, Burt, had a narrow excape from a midnight fire in their home when Mrs. Meyer awakened to find the house full of fumes from the oil furnace. Mr, Meyer found that due to a defect in the furnace, oil was running on the floor behind it and burning rapidly. Firemen put the blaze out with chemicals, confining the damage to smoke and soot, - o - Pvt. Loren A. Stacker, 21, son of Mr, and Mrs. Telko Stacker, Titonka, was picked to serve in toe 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Army's top ceremonial unit, in Washington, D. C. The regiment performs at military funerals, parades and wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Pvt. Stecker, a 1952 graduate of Titooka high school, entered the Army in July, 1955. Algona's Bulldogs evened their conference mark at 6-6 and got back on the right side of the ledger with a very convincing 78-41 win over Hampton. The locals were to travel next to Humboldt for the second meeting with the Wildcats, then close the conference season with a visit from the Iowa Falls Cadets, second place team in the loop. Algona had a 9-8 mark for the season. Ft. Dodge high school's wrestling team walloped Algona 35-6 in the home wrestling finale. Harold Bjustrom and Darrell Davis registered Algona's only wins. - o - Over 7,000 tons of ham were sold in Kossuth county grocery stores in the first "Eat Pork Week". Two local grocers found it necessary to drive to Ft. Dodge to get more hams to satisfy the demand. 20 MIS AGO IN tHl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 12,1946 Between 200 and 300 American Legion and Legion Auxiliary delegates were expected to be in Algona Jan. 15 for a five-county meeting of both organizations, Noted Legion leaders would be speaking, Including Frank Miles, editor of the towa Legionnaire, and Ralph R. Stewart, Hampton, state commander, « o • The first major business change in Algona for a good many months took place when the Atlantic & Pacific Co, store here closed its doors after the day's business, A company official said that inability of the firm to supply the local store with necessary items during the war years and since the war ended, had forced the company to make its decision to close here. The store on State street had been leased by Harold Blinkman and Harold Wohl of Emmetsburg, who would operate under the name of Harold's Food Store. - o - After a two-hour absence from their home, the Francis Foley family of Seneca returned to find a fire merrily burning away the floors. They returned in time to put out the blaze before complete destruction of the home resulted. - o - Two Fenton men had the misfortune to slip on ice and suffer injuries. Alvin Zumach cracked his hip bone and Earl Dean broke his knee cap. Both men were taken to a Ft. Dodge hospital. - o- S./Sgt. Ralph J. Bauer, Wesley, received his discharge from the service after having served more than three years, with 14 months in the European theatre of war. Cpl. John Bauer was also discharged after 22 months in the service. He was a German prisoner three mbnths. - o- YOU CAN'T TAKE If WITH YOU? tttii LADY TOOK IT PART-WAY ViAhen your number comes up, VY they My, there'* no use packing a bag because you can't take anything with jtou. A clever little widow, a Mrs. Brown, has just, put a .dent in that notion. She figured a way to take a small fortune with her at least as far as the Cemetery. Mrs. Brown left a'will in which she expressed doubt that her family or anybody else would keep fresh flowers on her grave. So in the will she set aside 125,394 in cash and ordered that interest from the money be 1 used to supply the flowers ,'•. . . every week from now on. She specifically directed that cent of the money be spent, for any other purpose whatsoever. People who like to'.make surveys with free government money — and there'are lots of them around — keep 'coming up with claims that retired people don't want jobs. Retired men who can't get jobs keep protesting the same. All the information coming to this column, including baskets of letters, shows that retired people by the thousands are very hungry for jobs. Some new developments supplement an earlier' report here on places where lobs ban be had. One of the : mbst promising of these is the Foster Grandparent program, sponsored by the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity in what is known as the War on Poverty, If you are age 60 or older and have an annual income of $3,000 or less, as a couple ($1,800 or i5,"ii.Y* less as a stogie person), you ire eligible to apply for a job In we program. You need no special education or skills. You trfeS*- quired only to have a warm heart, aft interest iii children, andJhe ability to read. Your job woiald be to take care of children, tip to Age 17, in public and private nonprofit institutions, including -too*- pitals and orphanages. You would be paid the prevailing local wage for a 26-hour week. . This program is new and mayor may not have reached your efttn- munity yet. If you're, IntewAted contact your congressman. If.ypji don't know his name and address ask somebody at the Post Office. A second major program, also in the War on Poverty (You understand, naturally, that * if you're getting only about $290 a month these days the Government figures you're poverty-stricken) is the Home Health Aides program. In this project the Government is training 10,000 older people for non-professional health service in the homes of those recovering from illness. Again, ask your congressman. Meanwhile, Kelly Technical Services, Inc., a job placement agency with officers around the country, reports there is a vital need now for retired people with technical backgrounds for part- time and temporary jobs. You can write Kelly at P.O. Box 3610, Detroit, Mich. 48203, and get .'the location of an office in your area. N*w GOLDEN YEARS 38-pu* bojfttot BOW Modf. Send SOc In cola to Dnt. CBn. cor* el (fab n*wip«p«r. to '•«« . HT2. Grand Central Station. K.w York stationed. He, had.been in the service 3 1/2years..; ., - Or ., -,: .• A Whittemore soldier, Pvt. Harold Voigt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt, stationed at Tokyo, Japan was one of the members of his company who had adopted a seven-year-old waif, found on Okinawa during the fighting, and who was to be sent to the U. S. and educated here. The youngster's parents had been killed and he had no other relatives. The company christened him "Junior." Over $1,000 had been collected from men in the company for a fund to insure "Junior's" care and education in the States, First place in the Dec.,,il945 comparison in retail sales,/ with Dec., 1944, was taken by filling stations in Iowa, with 45% boost, according to the University of Iowa bureau of business research. For the first time'-since August, they topped other'.lines, moving up from 4th place in Nov. Liquor stores ranked second with 37% increase. Motor vehicle dealers had gone down to 9th place although they ranked first in November. - o - •'_[ The first new Ford inthe.totts Creek area was being driven by Kenneth Kuecker. Art RusQhhad installed a,new milking, machine. Tommy:'"rHutcWnson/yiUgona, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hutchinson, had been ill with chicken pox while staying with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hutchinson, during the absence of his parents on their trip to California. - o - From Odds and Ends: "A local resident recently wrote to a specialty packing firm at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., asking why he was unable to get prompt shipments of a certain style little pig sausage ... Ms favorite kind. Came the reply: "Dear Sir - If you will see Virgil Smith of Western Buyers, who lives in Algona, and get him to ship us some hogs, we will be glad to supply you with all the little pig sausages you want." - o - Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Quinn, Lone Rock, that their son Willard landed in Seattle, Wash, from New Delhi, India, where he had been -f fT Director^ INSURANCE PI 1771 c rUmX LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Natural cavity 5. Widow la card* 9. Soothe 10. Vitiated: med. 12. New England state 13. Weird 14. Altar constellation 15. Make up 16. Compass point 17. German philosopher 10. Thou: Fr. 20. Feats: colloq. 22. Pant 24. Slight footing or advantage 29. Look narrowly 28. Brightly colored bird 31. Dutch meter 32. Seize 33. Type measure 34. Bab/a toy 87. Son of 88. Extra 39. Maxim 41. German city 42. Rascal 43. Pieces out 44. Peon, port PQWJf l.Wine 2. Other: Latin 3. Carting vehicle 4. Organ 5. Exhausted 6. Ukrainian capital 7. Land measure 8. Contaminates 9.Accumulate 11. Pause: colloq. 15. Toward the beach 17. Studlike projection 18. Devoured 21. Shosho- nean 22. Fluent 23. Fuss 25. Italian day breeze 26. Grayish blue 27. Pass, as time 29. AmerU can or National 30. Master of ceremonies 32. Mountain valleys HHQ0 anna ananHH HHEH SJSB HUH SHHO HH@SHH A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E, State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 200 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY. General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE., 5N. 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 J74.000.6o6 ; wpfHi of insurance in force. Phone 895-3756, Lois Scuffham, Sec'y. INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Dunald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 * OPTOlSiTRIi DR. L. L. SNYDER ' 113 East State " Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoona DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street'^^ Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 to 5:00.'P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoona DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist ~ Visual Analysis and Visual. Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 • anas noam 35. Job 36. Maple or oak 37. Three Wise Men 39. Exist 10. June bug 14 Ib 41 10 40 19 RICHARD A. Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-StQp'' Instance .Service' ,. Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 lAlgona.Jowa SUNDET INSUIUNCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge ^ Algona, la. Phone 295-2341. • Chiro apractor ~rmm~mm* DR. M. R. BALDWIN •°saa~ Office Hours 8:30-5:00 MQH.-I 8:30.12:00 Sat. A! DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M J Physician & Surgeon ^118 N. Moore sT Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295*2277 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County - ™ J. N. KENEFICK, MJ), Physician & Surgeon *W-W.-State Str pffice Phone'395- P P«4»» Ffc. ?«•?!» 220 No. Dodge, Algw, Office Phone 295-54^ Residence Phone 2U5~

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