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4-Affldiwi (to.) Upper Des Mom« ftorufoy. CHANGING TIMES Over 15 yeors ogo, Eagle Grove, like most other counfy seat town* throughout the rvd- dle west, installed downtown parking r->efers. Last week the city removed the heads <rom all of the meters and Eagle Grove returned to unrestricted and unlimited parking for a six-months trial period. The meter heads hove been stored away in cose they decide to return to the tax systm for parking space. What has brought abcut this switch in thinking? Perhaps she one most important factor is a change in shopping habits and merchandising during the past 15 years. WithH, recent yeors, more and more stores hove come to the point of furnishing their own free pork- ing lots. Shopping centers hove sprung up in larger communities offering unlimited acres of parking space, all free. People no longer find themselves forced to poy o parking meter tax to do their shopping; they con find plenty of free parking spcce adjacent to many business places. Eagle Grove does not hove o shopping center as such, but it evident!/ believes that the fide has turned enough in the matter of parking to moke it worthwhile to experiment again with free parking. It will be interesting to watch the final outcome in six months. There is something about o parking meter that leaves a sore spot wish o customer who gets an overtime parking ticket. It is this sore spot that Eagle Grove evidently hopes to eliminate. In the case of Algona, we must say that wtt are fortunate to have several municipal parking areas, handy to the main business district, free.of meters. As time goes on, we may hove more, and they would be most welcome. RIGHT OF DEBATE The recent senate hearings, pro and con, with regard fa Viet Nam and our participation in military action there, has driven home to the American public some of the facts of life with regard to that action. There have been strong arguments presented, both as to why we are doing what we are, and also challenging our present course of action overseas. In a matter so vital to ourselves, to our young men, to our national economy, and to our future in this world, it is good to have a free wheeling discussion on the subject. Such debate is the backbone of democratic government. Perhaps in some areas of the world such open, unrestricted discussion is hard to understand. And perhaps it is also easily misunderstood. Differences of opinion do not mean a divided country; they merely prove that Upper Ses 111Z. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code Mill Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R, B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASl 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 StBfic Copket _ J0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Ye«r, In advance. Semi weekly 18.00 No cutxteripUon led than 8 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST democrocy allows room for many different ideas that can be expressed without fear of reprisal. And in the final analysis, we recall one of the early state flags from days of the Revolutionary War, with a coiled rattlesnake and wording above it reading "Don't Tread On Me." 'INDIAN GIVER?" North wood Anchor — "Indian giver" is a term of derision long favored by youngsters. It has to do with someone who gives you something—and then demands it back. Nowadays, Indian giving can be accurately used to describe the tax system. We hove hod o modest reduction in federal income taxes. This action was greeted with an immense amount of publicity and was described as a shot in the arm for the economy. And, it is true, just about everyone has hod a little more take-home pay to spend. Buf this happy situation is soon to end- either entirely or in large part—for most people. The reason: !n 1966, a worker with an income of S6,cOO or more will pay $277 in social security taxes—SI 03 more than the SI 74 he paid in 1965. The employer's contribution will go up by an identical amount. And this won't be the end. More increases will go into effect periodically. By 1987, the $6,600 a year worker will pay $373, as will his employer. And self-employed people will then poy $515. Tax reductions are fine. But they don't mean a thing when tax increases take all or most of the money right back. STEEL STUD COURT TEST Lyon County Reporter — We are glad that someone is challenging the state of Iowa on the use of steel-studded snowgrip tires. We don't particularly care to have them on a car, but it doesn't make sense to have one state make such equipment illegal while surrounding states say it is OK. The tourist is in a bad spot. If he starts out with such tires, in a state where they ore legal, ond then comes into Iowa, he is driving in violation of the law. If the tires are good they should be good in all states—if bad they should be banned in all states. At least on the matter of car equipment, the stoles should be in agreement so that mototfsjis^^^ijpw what the law is in the various s1a"fes;~ancT have equipment on a car that won't get him info trouble if he happens to cross the wrong state line. COMMENT ON VIET NAM Humboldt Republican — If social reform is to be added to the other United States purposes in Viet Nam, there is a good suggestion as to where it should start. Until the present Saigon government shows some readiness or ability to control the thievery, graft, and black market profiteering already going on, there isn't much reason to expect "the eradication of social injustice" or the establishment of a "stable, viable economy" in South Viet Nam—to borrow some phrases from the Declaration of Honolulu. Some members of the Saigon government are suspected of lining their pockets with the proceeds from black market soles of sugar provided by the United States taxpayers through the import commodity aid program. Another reported scandal involves steel imported from the United States on giveaway terms which somehow winds up as reinforcing material for the Viet Cong's bunkers. There are reports that Communist agents in Hong Kong are selling Louisiana rice which arrives from Cambodia in bags bearing the clasped- hands symbol of the United States aid program. There are estimates that as much as 20 percent of the cargo passing through the port of Saigon is stolen, and the situation is thought to be much worse at Da Nang. In Asia as well as Latin America, official corruption is viewed as a way of life and is taken pretty much for granted. The garage attendant looked at the battered car and fold the woman driver: "Sorry, lady. We only wash cars—we don't iron them.' -Mount Ayr Record-News For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have this girlfriend. I like her • lot. In fact, I have liked her since some time last year during the seventh grade. She hardly ever goes to any of the parties. I don't think she has a way to go. She is a popular girl. When I see her in the hall between classes, I always have a smile and say, "Hi". She is usually with two or three other girls. She just looks at me for a split second while she is walking by. I have it wjitten on my notebook that I like her. If she sees it written on anyone's notebook she will tell them to mark it out. How can I get her to like me?" OUR REPLY: There is no way to guarantee that she will like you. The fact that you like her doesn't guarantee she will like you in return. When you say she hardly ever goes to parties, you may be wrong. She may go to parties that you do not go to. Or, she may not even have dates. In any event, mark her name from your notebook, since you already know that this displeases her. Continue to be friendly, get to know her better if you can, and don't assume that speaking to someone in the hall between classes amounts to anything more than beine fruiiuilv U you bar* a (MOO9* jaebUm yen wool IQ dfecu**. W <a oU»rrotion to »ak«. addrw you* !»«•» to FOB AMD ABOUT TEEiiAaCBS. COKMOMITY AMD SaBOUAM PRESS fEBVKX. "While rWre wrestfing wtth rev dedsl«a I tUnk TO caQ Elsie WhttaMrc art see if lie's g*t a date." from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK PATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Colt rerohrer was patented, February 25, 1836. The Hudson Rhrer tunnel opened, February Z5. 19*8. The Canal Zone was granted to the United States by treaty with Panama, February 26, 1904. The Uagoe of Nations covenant was outlined by President Wilson, February 2S, 1919. Communists were accused of setting fire to the German Reichstag. February 27, 1933. The Republican party was founded, February tt, 1854. The U.S. Department of Education was established, March 1, 18€7. President Tyler approred-a resolution to annex Texas, March 1, 1845. Texas declared independence from Mexico, March 2, 1836. The United States authorized postage stamps, March 3, 1847. The "Missouri Compromise* bffl was passed by Congress, March 3, 1824. 10YE&S AGO IN THS FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 21, 1956 - o The mayor brought good news to Algona taxpayers who had not yet paid the special curb and gutter assessments. Abond- ing attorney from Des Moines stated that those being assessed could have until March 20 to pay assessments without penalty. After that interest at 6% and penalty would accrue. - o Nineteen school publications, among them the Adademy Ripples published by St. Cecelia's Academy of Algona, had been selected for Certificates of Honor in the 19th annual school press project sponsored by the tuberculosis association of Iowa. The award was based on editorials news or feature stories on some aspect of tuberculosis control. - o Construction of a new radio station for Algona, with call letters to be KLGA, was announced by the president of Kossuth County Broadcasting Co. The land, purchased from Bradley Bros, of Algona, was located on a 10-acre tract of ground 3 miles west of Algona. James J. Wychor would be the resident manager. - o Fire damage of about $25,000 was estimated after an early morning blaze was brought under control in a struggle that lasted an hour and a half at the Swanson Furniture building in Whittemore. Only a fire wall through the center of the double-front store saved the west half of the building and its contents. - o Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Glaser, Algona, were visited by their sons-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. John Millward of Garner and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stephenson of Mallard. The visitors entertained the parents at dinner in honor of their 24th wedding anniversary. - o - Carol Ann Swan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Swan, Titonka, was home recuperating from an attack of the chicken pox. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Junior Hurlburt arrived at Lone Rock from Ariz, where Junior received his discharge after serving two years in the army. They were guests of the Alfred Schadendorfs, - o - Karen Bordweil, Uvernnre, broke a bone in her ankle while practicing basketball when a girl fell on her foot. She was able to get around on crutches. - o - Fred Mortenson, manager of the Fenton Co-op Elevator and B. G. Berkland, president of the board of directors for the elevator, drove the recently purchased Chevrolet truck to Cedar Rapids where they had a fertilizer box and spreader attachment mounted on the truck. - o Mrs. Francis Kollasch, Whittemore, was pleasantly surprised by her husband when he invited a. nomljerrdf relatives in for an evening- in .honor of her birthday. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Jiggs) Kollasch and family of St. Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Kollasch, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hyink, Rosalie and Johnny, Robert Kollasch and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reed and Richard. - o - The C. D. A. of St. Benedict, with grand regent Betty Daley presiding, initiated four new members. They were Mrs. Louise Davis, Catherine Bristow, Donna Brown and Donna Hilbert . District deputy Nellie Van Allen assisted. - o March 15 was the date set for hearing objections, and to opening bids, for construction of an addition to the Lucia Wallace grade school in Algona. Eagle Scoots Richard Strarer, Ed Carney, Gary Cook, Jay Giren^ Robert Hardy, Joe Boo*, Glenn strayer and Larry Wicks were recognized st a Prairie Gold Council Eagle Scoot Recognition ceremony at the Bethany Lutheran church in Spencer. - o- George Doocy, employed at Welr/s Hatchery, fell down flje elevator at ooe of the chicken booses and received injuries on bis bead. He was under a doctor's care and would be unable to work for several weeks. Jota Shay, employed at the Murray Elevator, fell from the top of a box car, fracturing both arms and receiving an injured back. 20YE&S AGO IN TMf FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOffiES February 26,1946 A belated military honor came to Jesse F. Reynolds, son of Mrs. Be mice Reynolds, Algona, when he received an army bronze star award and a citation from Gen Krueger's command in the Pacific. Jesse entered the service in 1942, serving in Australia, New Guinea, Biak, Luzon and in the Japanese occupation army for four months. - o- The Algona Masonic temple was the scene of a '.'mortgage burning party" - the burning of the mortgage of $5,000 represented final elimination of the debt assumed when the lodge purchased its present site from the late Dr. M, J. Kenefick. - o With announcement that the City of Algona had given a third reading to a new and expanded fire zone regulation and ordinance, the Kossuth Motor Co. here announced plans for erection of a new $40,000 garage on the corner of East State and Minnesota streets. - o - Dick Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Palmer, Algona, arrived in San Francisco from Hawaii'' and" 'would "receive" his' : discharge from the service. Though he had not decided definitely, it was possible he would re-enter Coe College, where he was a student prior to induction. - o The Francis Foleys were hosts to the Seneca Girls' basketball squad at a dinner at their home. Included were Wanda Olsen, Dona Moore, Marilyn Foley, Donna Classon, La Von Thompson, shir- ley, Culbertson, Marlys Johannsen, Anne Conwell, Delores Wilberg, Marjorie Simpson and Dorothy Osborn. Lois Burt was unable to be present. Also present were Coach and Mrs. R. L. Gowan and Julia Conwell. - o Donald Uckteig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Uckteig, Sexton, fell on the ice while at school and injured his left arm, but his parents didn't find out for a few days THE GOLDEN YEARS DEAR SIR: YOUR RETIREMENT SHOULD BE ABOUT LIKE THIS A 67-year-old man, retired for •**• two years, has seen fit to write a letter of advice to former colleagues who are still on the job and moving up toward age 65: "Dear Friends": "1 want to tell you in a simple and honest way what I have learned about retirement in two years. If you'll listen I think you'll learn something. "Retirement is all right. So don't fear it. It has some problems. It's not all good. But it's all right, and in some circumstances it's wonderful. "Money is your major worry, as it was mine. I have found money, in retirement, to be a contradiction to all I ever knew about it. The more you have — almost without exception — the thinner your retirement will be. You will need the basics, which are food, shelter, and clothing. I have seen many people getting these in trailer parks and in other economical retirement communities in the citrus belt on $200 to $250 a month . . . and in almost every case they are mingling with people and are happy. I have found that the more money a retired couple has, the higher level of living they adopt . . . and the higher the level of living, the fewer contacts with other people. "The rich retirement conimun- it. s are dull, sterile, and lonely places. The cheap ones are bubbling with : ife. Go see. "Your three major problems in retirement will be loneliness, idleness, and a feeling of uselessness. Know this now. Then fi- gure your own peculiar way to solve them. There are no rules, ! no textbooks. • "Your major responsibility in I retirement will be your wife. i First, to help her adjust to your • being home all the time; and ; second, to get your affairs in such (shape that she will be provided . for in case you go first. "1 have found religion good. ^ But only in the services, the ) Bible, and the prayers as I feel 1 1 want to say them. Not in the i ushering. I would warn you that i you will get little satisfaction 'from being a busy-boy in the ! mechanics of your church. j "I have come to believe that three diseases kill you in retirement: cancer, heart trouble, and laziness. The laziness is because your pension and Social Security will support you and thus become a narcotic. Fight it, "I have found that plenty of friends can be had in retirement, provided you're not obnoxious and not a cheapskate in returning invitations. "I have found that retired people who develop self-sufficiency — who read books, have a minor hobby, watch TV, read newspapers so they have something to talk about, and fill up their days without outside help — are the happiest. "Love from Freedomland, "John H. Wharton." CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WKW ANSWtt,-.. 1. Strike breaker 5. Star *laag 10. Plainer 12. Relative 11. Salty 14. Couples: Abbr. 15. Bean witness 16. Soup dish 18. Brass- wind Instrument . Slopes 6. Subside 6. Almanacs 7. Goddess of discord 8. Dispatched 9. Fold over 11. Thing;: Latin 13. Let It stand 15. God of war 11 Unbranded 18. Pennies: abbr. 19. Weep: Scot. 21. People of Bcise 22. Lever 23. French pronoun 25. Shank 27. Justice ForUs and namesakes 2ft. Arachnids 30. Lincoln's child 31. Smell 32. Hair on horse's neck 34. Fish accessories HGiWH PQ33 nns 35. Attempt 37. Garden toot 39. Group of Midlers: ftbbf. ti Framework M. Small barracuda ST. Attires 28. Waylay M.British soldiers 33. Frequently M. Conforms 87. Filament S8. Recipient of a gift M. Descriptive ofa lassie 40. Oom- 41. Cape DOWK 1. Not sweet a. Interpret 3. Insect IZ. I8 Z4 50 *fe 155" Ib 5Z. 17 \5 zt li ^•\ |0 as W zo 57 Z\ n It 25 later that the arm was broken at the elbow in two places and was causing him much pain. His arm would be in a sling for some time. - o Orville Kressin, Lotts Creek, entered the Kossuth hospital to undergo an appendicitis operation. - o The monthly meeting of the Plum Creek girls' 4-H Club was held at Joan Bleich's home with nine members present. At this meeting the girls decided to give a party for the 4-H boy son March 1 at the Center school house. Joan Bleich, Shirley Miller and Marian Zeigler were the program committee for this meeting. - o Art Peterson, Herman Bowman, John Sanftner and Tony Kollasch, all from the Swea City area, had been in St. Paul for a few days where Mr. Peterson went to see his fat cattle sell. February 25 was the warmest ever recorded for that day, the weatherman, Harry Nolte, reported when the. thermometer zoomed to a 54 above reading. Low for the week was 12 degrees. - o The Algona high basketball team won second place in the North Central Conference by mowing down a good Clear Lake team here, 41-34. A defeat early in the season by Hampton kept the Bulldogs from winning the conference title. - o Lakota was in a state of wild excitement and .preparations were already underway to send practically the entire population to support the girls in the State Meet after they downed Gruver in the district final, 26 to 25. - o A daughter, who had been named Karen Louise, was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Baumann, Lakota, INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs flespitalization 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 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. Herbs* KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 174,000,000 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 blVERSIFIED SERVICES, ING. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2324 OPTOMETRI DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 2954715 Closed Saturday Afternoon! DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glutei 9 East State Street Phone 295-2198 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternooni DR. DONALD J. KINOPIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108So..Harlan, Algont Phone 295-3743 DR. M, R. BALDWIN 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-FrJ. 8:30- 12:00 Sat. A. M. ^DOCTORS WM*JMTW*+'M*+ r f MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service FactbiU Reports MELVIN G. BOURNE, M4>, Physician & Surgeon "8 N. MooreTT" Office Phone 295-8345 Residence Phone 29S-2J77 J. N. KENEFICK, MOJ, Physician & Surgeon 218 W. state Street Office Phone 2S5-23M Residence Phone GCLDC YWJS *. SOc I* booU* CAHL80N MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVt N. JOHN M. SCHUTTBR, M-B, Residence Phone 295-SJ335 OEAN F. K009, M-P, Physicians & Surgeons ™ | No. Dodge, Algont Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 205-5917"