The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 17, 1966 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 17, 1966
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4-AfeMM (to.) tfppw Ott MetoM fhwida , t?, 1*66 PLUGGING RATHOLES NfWSWffK - One inevitable economic consequence erf every --nor \\ fhe blocfe T.o'V- ef, ond in Soufh Viefnom fHe erferprive is flourishing lustily. Alorg So ; gon's "Street of Flowers," dozens of energetic street vendors howl: such U.S.-supplied commodities os cigarettes, contraceptives, costume jewelry, chocolate bars, detergents, jungle boots, hand grenades, antibiotics ond hair spray. Most of the black-market goods get into the market through Gl's who buy them from the PX ond peddle them for cosh—or v/ho give them to their girl friends. So closely tied to the operations of the U.S. PX is fhe black market, that the t«o seem to be hit equo'ly whenever there is a dock tie-'jp or a delay in the supply pipeline. If the PX is out of Camel cigarettes, so is the black market; if the PX runs out of Arpege perfume, so do the street vendors. On a larger scale, there is also a black- market operation that sees large sums of U.S. a'-d siphoned off by corrupt officials—sometimes with the connivance of American cronies. In B'nh Tuy Province, for instance, two local officials illegally diverted nearly $1 million in Vietnamese piasters before AID officials caught up with them. Other items- food, cement, spare ports, sometimes even entire vehicles—find their way into the black market as a result of gangster activities at the docks. Not long ago, Saigon port officials discovered that enterprising thieves had made off with 20 tons of rice. In Washington last week, foreign-aid administrator David E. Bell admitted to the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the Vietnam black market is a growing problem. Asked if some corrupt Vietnamese officials had diverted U.S. funds to foreign banks, Bell minced no words in his reply; "You are absolutely right—there is some diversion of funds. We ore trying to track it down ond stop if," he said, "but not every rathole has been plugged." * » » Wytheville (Va.) Enterprise: "The Enterprise is not advocating a third party, but we positively are advocating a return to the basic issues, and a sound government, and darn it, a government as existed when we studied civics and government in old Wythville High School . , , it would be reassuring if those who intone about the sanctity of the two-party system voted and acted as a partisan of one of the parties rather than a spokesman for both," Spauldlng (Nebr.) Enterprise: "The Internal Revenue Service celebrated its 100th anniversary not too long ago. Tax officials noted that no one sent them best wishes for many happy returns." Jfapp** HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535- Algona, Iowa Zip Code 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 NEWSPAPJR ASli NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in Advance, Semi-weekly .... $4.00 Single Copie* ,,.,„ ...„„._„„.„ . lOe SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On* Year, tn advance. Semi weekly . . $6.00 No «ub#crtption lc*> than • month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST HUGHES DECISION WISE Grwn<fjr Center Register — Governor Harold Hughe* hade a wise decision when he decided to become a candidate for o third term for governor. The decision, we believe, will meet the approval of o large majority of Iowa people who re-elected him for a second term with the largest majority ever given to o candidate for any office in Iowa. The Governor also has o far reaching and progressive program that he will carry through during fhe next few years. The Governor has proven himself to be an aggressive and a popular leader. His stature has grown not only in lowo but all over fhe country. His popularity and strength as a vote get- fer helped to bring fhe biggest political upset in the lost election in fhe state's history. His leadership and popularity will help in fhe re-election of the heads of fhe state offices in Des Moines and legislative positions won by democrats all over the state in the last election. All of the first term democratic officials no doubt felt much relieved when they heard the Governors announcement. Included among those deeply concerned about the Hughes decision was Republican U.S. Senator Jack Miller, who had no wish to run against a candidate who had been elected with the largest majority ever given to any candidate in Iowa. LONG CAMPAIGN Iowa Fdls Citizen — With the primary elections nof due unfil September, it appears that registered Republicans are in for a long campaign. Aready, two hopefuls have entered the contest for the OOP's nomination for governor. Iowa State economics professor William Murray has let it be known that he wants another crack at the office. He had the Republican nod in 1958, but Herschell Loveless beat him in the general election. Murray is still blaming his stand for an additional one cent sales fax as the cause for that defeat. Within hours of Murray's announcement came the bid of Jack Peters, a former political science professor, Presbyterian minister and now an associate in his family's Des Moines construction business. In his mid-30's, Peters brings youth and vitality to the political scene. However, it remains to be seem where he stands. Peters did give a speech in Iowa Falls early this month in which he demonstrated considerable speaking ability and a knowledge of John Adams, but revealed'little else ... including his qualifications for office. Regardless of these two announced candidates, the winner of the Republicans nomination of governor will depend on the ambitions of Governor Harold Hughes. Well-qualified Republicans are still standing in the wings waiting for Hughes' decision, (who has announced now for reelection as governor). GREAT WHITE FATHER Fort Dodge Messenger — President Robert P. Gerholz of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States has something worthwhile to say about federal intervention in the affairs of our communities. As he sees it community development is basically a competition for a greater share of national growth and prosperity, and federal help for local problems tends to make the contest unfair. So, in his words, "If the laggards in a golf tournament were allowed to overlook a few strokes to help them catch the leaders, what kind of a competition would that be? And how long would anybody keep trying to win? "Federal aid is out of place in this contest. Cities need plenty of inducements if they are to put forth their best efforts, and free competition is the best spur." One of the worst aspects of federal aid of this type, aside from the money costs, is that it encourages local people and local organizations and institutions to sit on their hands and wait for the Great White Father in Washington to do the needed jobs. Initiative, imagination and responsibility are undermined and in many instances destroyed. And so the trend toward o monolithic government, which decides everything and does everything, is accelerated at a tragic cost in human freedom. For And About Teenagers ] THE WBBK'S LETTER. "I took your address from a newspaper and am writing to ask If you could please send literature on teenagers and their problems. I would appreciate anything you can send." OUR REPLY: Sorry, we don't nave any literature concerning teenage problems. We don't think you can get any single book, or set of encyclopedias, which would give you a complete rundown on teenage problems. Teenagers have all the problems (or most of them) that grownups do — not enough money to do the things they want to do; responsibilities and obligations which require them to do things they do not like to do; feelings of insecurity, doubts; inability to impress certain people and to sway the opinions and actions of others. Also, teenagers have their own particular problems. Some teenagers are unhappy because parents won't let them date; some are sad because someone they like doesn't return the compliment. Some think they should have access to the family; that they should be able to choose their own friends; come and go as they please with no supervision. This column doesn't have all the answers. It is a sounding board, albeit one with ideas and opinions on certain matters. it r«W h<nrt a (**M0* pieblfm you Waal to dUcu«f. « «a obttnrattaa to via for Oe BaUrJogs am Cbe wfldcats in a Kortt Central Conference game, Meyer not only boned op the net*, bet also was a slam-bang rebooder and ban handler. He and his teammate, Rod Bckbosfa, got AJfona off to a qjtddt lead fa fte opening period and at tbe eod of few minutes of play, Algooa had fte wildcats down, 10-2. - o- Algooa high school's 70 piece concert band presented Itaananal winter concert in tbe high school auditorium. Solists iaeloded Sandra Hutchins, Larry HntielL. Barbara Bourne and Linda Smith vith rarioos Instrumental offerings. A trombone trio included Dare Richardson, Jim Cowan and Marvin Miller, and a dram ensemble consisted of Kathy Dermand, Sandra HutcMns, Sue Sprague, Judy Cowan and Elaine Branson. Tom Hutchison was the featured narrator for one of the numbers. "Wen, I see TM*V« ra from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Jefferson Daris was inaugurated President of the Confederacy, February 18, 1*61. Admiral Bjrrd reached "Little America", Feb. ruary 18, 1930. Edison's phonograph was patented, February 19, 1878. U.S. Marines landed on the Sooth coast of Iwo Jima, February 19, IMS. Tbe LUS. Congress outlawed dueling, February 24, 1839. The United States acquired the Virgin Islands, February 20, 191?. The Washington Monument was dedicated, February 21, 1885. The Republic of Cuba adopted iU first constitution, February 21, 1901. George Washington was born, February 22, 1732. F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 store in Utica, N.Y., February 22, 1879. The siege of the Alamo began, February 23, 1836. Chief Justice John Marshall rendered the first decision declaring a U.S. law unconstitutional, February 24, 1803. IQYEflRS AGO IN THB FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 14, 1956 - o - Weather was a thing of moderation with comparatively baliny temperatures registered daring the days, and an upward swing also noted in the IOTT readings. Low -for the period was a below zero mark, while the was 37 degrees. Tte hi were clear of all ice and ssenr and slosh pr»iorninstftd oo city streets as the tfcird winter tfcav continned. - o Suly-five jayCees turned out for annual bosses Night annual firesftsiati/iQ of awards to the ootstaMiiig young farmer of Kos- soth ecunty. Ray Laabs, who farmed S20 acres near Lone Rode, was named as the outstanding farmer of 1955 and was presented with a plaque by Clair Thomas, JayCee president. Run- nersup were Frank Becker of Burt, who farmed 727 acres and Gayle Wolfe of LuVerne, who farmed 400 acres. - o - Mrs. ,OUie Johnson manager of the new Montgomery Ward order store in Algona, announced that 1,720 persons visited the store during its grand opening event, Feb. 10. Fifteen clerks were on hand to welcome and assist visitors. - o - Emmetsburg Catholic proved its dominance of the North Central Catholic Conference with a 67-50 win over St. Joseph's of Mason City and finished with a perfect 8-0 league mark. - o - Algona lawyers had a busy two weeks, especially three of them. Russ Buchanan led off by becoming the father of a baby girl, Leo Cassel became the father of a son and Joe Lynch, Jr. also became the father of a son, the third boy in that family. - o - Herman and Charles Plathe, St. Joe, left for Brownsville, Texas, where they planned to spend several weeks. - o - Algona high school debators were going to Coe College at Cedar Rapids for a two-day tournament. The local team grabbed second at the Mason City Invitational with Dick Vipond placing third in the extemporaneous event. The local team, coached by Dick Palmer, had won 23 and lost nine in top-flight competitions, - o Mrs. John Zimmerman, m- Verne, was guest speaker with a travelogue illustrated with slides on her trip to Switz- erland in 1952 before the Rotary club at Britt. After the meeting, Mr. and Mrs, Zimmerman were guests at the home of her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Hefti. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nelson and Randy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson and Mrs. Mary Michaelsen, all from Portland twp., went to Forest City for the declamatory contest. Linda Nelson and Sharon Carroll took part in the contest. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Dahl- haoser, Whittemore, had the surprise of their life when their 500, pvt. Marvin .Dahlbansgr, arrived home after being discharged from the army and within fifteen minutes after his arrival his brother, Edmund of Monroe Center, HI., and Mr. and Mrs. "Arthur Dahlhauser of Bloomington, Ind. arrived and neither one knew that the other had planned to come that day. It was a great joy both for the parents and the brothers. -fl- it was "Doug Meyer Night" in the Humboldt gym when the big Algona center, definitely one of the outstanding basketballers in the state, pumped in 45 points in a record - breaking 88-65 FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 19, 1946 - o- With 29 hunters in the party, a group of local sportsmen bagged two foxes and saw a total of seven during the hunt in plum Creek township. Andy Gollner got credit for one fox and Dutch Huff the second one. The hunt was sponsored by the Algona unit of the Kossuth Conservation League. - o - The Algona city council bad authorized purchase of a 30-acre tract of land for a municipal sewage disposal, system; The site was directly sooth of Blackford Park, adjacent to the Des Moines River's east branch. The property was owned by Mrs. Hortense Ferguson and the purchase price was $2,200. - o- A dog arrived in Burt with his honorable discharge. "Pal" was snipped by express to W. H. Steward by the latter's son, Cecil, who had charge of the animal at Ft. Robinson, Ark., and Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., during training. The dog, an airdale, had been in the army two years and because Cecil expected to be sent overseas, he shipped the animal home. - o - February thaw was in order oh the weather schedule and snow and ice were fast disappearing as the thermometer rose to a balmy 44 degrees. The low was four below zero. - o- A Federal Housing Administration representative was in Algona investigating the housing shortage. The Chamber of Commerce reported that a total of IMF GOLDEN YEARS FOR HUSBANDS WHO CARE — A WIDOW TELLS HOW IT IS T_I usbands may want to make •*•* note of this: "It was just seven months after bis retirement that my husband died. It was sudden. There was no time for any final advice to me. "The seventeen months that have passed since have been a shocking and frightful experience. "I am not speaking of the sorrow and the awful aloneness. These are the very private matters one must face as one can. I am speaking of money. "My husband and I had been nice people. I had never worked and have never taken more than • passive role in our financial affairs. My husband managed well, and when he died he left behind a will, drawn by his lawyer, that gave to me all we had. "Or so one would have thought. So he thought. But in the seventeen months since the funeral 1 still have not been able to get his estate out of Probate Court. I have not been able to get any money from the estate except for a few small sums that were given to me after I had made pleas of virtual poverty to my husband's lawyer . . . ." This wife had a joint checking account with her husband at the bank. It had a balance of $285 when her husband died. The bank knew her. So she was allowed to draw out the money to meet immediate expenses. They also had a joint savings account. It had a balance of $2,284. The bank hesitated for about a week on this, then told her she could draw out |1,142 of it. The other half went into the husband's estate. . "The lawyer notified the funeral home, hospital, and several others that now had large bills against me that my husband's estate was sufficient to meet all debts, and thus took these worries oft me. He made an effort to get some of my husband's life insurance for me, but my husband — probably not understanding what he was doing — had made his estate rather than me the beneficiary of his policies. So that money also went into the estate. The •wife got from Social Security a lump payment of $245 as a death benefit — five weeks after the death. She got, starting in a month, her share of her husband's Social Security benefit — $68 a month. The stocks and bonds they owned, which constituted most of what they had, were all in her husbands name. They went into the estate. The house was in his name. Into the estate. Some Bar Association executives and a few lawyers are going to protest immediately that all this need not have happened, that the widow could have easily drawn needed funds from the estate before the estate was settled. Wei 1 ... rich people with a million can get proper advice, and can make a lawyer jump to get them 50,000 or so out of an estate to tide them over until a settlement. Poor people with virtually nothing but good lungs can yell loud enough to make lawyers jump. But many of the great mass of nice, average people in between, in their dealings with some lawyers and courts (not all of them, now) are running into experience such as the widow here has had. Ltrtth o* a. T*et fifth 12. Projecting roof edge* U. Affray 14. O*rUnd 18. 119.8 square yard* 17. Mod depoMt 20. Tranapor- t&Uon tytttxa: •Jbfcr. 21. Be off! 4*. Tibetan IMIWH Lfljr 2.Beeboo*« 3. On tbft ocean 4. Ma* and Rebecca ft. Male eat 8. Anthropoid t.Song refrain 8. Mazzard and morello 9. Bench 11. PropheteM 1$. Snub: llang 18. Card game 19. Tight 21-PuH* apart, M tangled threads 22. Mohawk Indian chief 23. King of Baahan 24. Electric unite 28. Marble 29. Thtw 35. Oklahoma city 37. Low grade tobacco 39. Quantity of paper 40. Part of church 41. Level 42. Cerise 44. Piece out 45. Staff M.ThatU: abbr. 27. Mariners 1 guides 30. Digraph 31. Moon angel 83. Hurl 83. Word of disgust 34. Clout 36. Duct: anat 38. English landscape painter 48. Anesthetic 48. Depart 47. Military cap 48. Kept 49. Matured BO. Prayer IT 17 K> 15 re 35 veterans had Indicated they were without housing, and these figures were given the FHA. - o- Frlends and neighbors gathered at the Roy Hartshorn home at Seneca and staged a surprise farewell party for them. The Hartshorns were moving to a small acreage south of Armstrong which they had recently purchased. 500 was played with Mrs. Carl Odin and Glen Cage winning high and Mrs. Hunt and Mr. Thompson winning low. Gene Bollig received the travel prize. The group presented Mr. and Mrs. Hartshorn with an electric table lamp. - o- Bancroft was laying plans for establishment of a Memorial park dedicated to the veterans of World War n. Named to the committee were Donald Murray, Donald Froehle, John Simmons, Wm. Dudding and T. D. Garry. The park would serve as a community recreational center, afid plans called for an outdoor swim- mong pool, athletic field, jj - o - Pictured was the ship, the USS Durant, named after Kenneth W. Durant, killed in action, Nov. 3, 1942. The ship, a destroyer escort was commissioned Dec. 16 1943, and after shakedown cruises, eventually wound up on convoy duty across the Gibralter bound sea lanes into the medi- terranean. Kenneth Durant, the man for whom she was named, enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and was attached to a Marine unit as a Navy Medical corpsman. Durant was also awarded the Silver Star Medal post humously INSURANCE A. J. (Ante) Ricklefs flospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 296-3178 200 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. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC, Donald V. Cant Phone 295-2540 Box 37S Algona, Iowa NTIST! DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRI DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined - Contact Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M, Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGPIELo .„ Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training ,._ Contact Lenses 108 So.. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3745 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Home 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30 - 5:00 Mon. - Frl. 8:30- 12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS Credit Bureau of Kowuth County CoUectrite Service FactbjJt Reports MELVIN G. BOURNE, Physician & Surgeon 1.18 N. Moore sT Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295*2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 21? w - S^te Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 205-2614 CARLSON FKBJ MANAQEMENT COMPANY !*• Podjt M. SCHUTTER, M,D, Residence Phone 295-2335 OEAN F. KOOB, M.P, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodgei Algon9 Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2D5-5917

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