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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 3, 1966
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4-Algena (to.) Upper DM M»iMI ttwrtdtry, Mere*. 3, 1966 V-t- tippet fle$ttlome$ BETTER THAN NOTHING The controversy over where end hew the Arnitb people around Oelwein shell ttheol their children moy net be premonenth/ solved, but it hes at leest temporarily reached on accord that wilt not require the kids to head for the corn fields to escape o truant officer. Governor Harold Hughes has o great deal of common sense, and as he himself admits, his isn't a complete and final solution, but he at least has been able to satisfy both the Amish parents and the school laws and educators for the time being. On that we congratulate him. The Govrenor has, of course, been subjected to some criticism as to the solution reached in the temporary truce. That is to be expected. But the main thing is that he did do something, and for a year and a half at least the Amish kids will be taught by accredited teachers who will not cost the taxpayers of Iowa a red cent — the money will come from a fund donated from St. Louis. Speaking of truces, we may have forgotten it, but that war in Korea never did officially end — hostilities ended when o truce was reached, and we are still living in that truce. But so long as it is not open war, it is better than nothing. WHAT CAUSES INFLATION ? We quite ogree with President Johnson in his announced effort to find "ways to prevent further price and wage increases" ... in other words, to fight inflation. But it seems to us that the Federal government itself is perhaps the largest contributor to inflation, perhaps unintentionally. The Federal government is the largest spender of all, and everything if spends comes from, some tax source or is done on credit. Ever/time the government appropriates vast sums for this and that it is contributing to inflation. Everytime it grants government employee wage increases it is helping inflation. Expenditures for military purposes seldom get the close scrutiny that would be the case if it were not in the interest of "defense" and this also contributes to inflation. It Is pretty hard for labor and management to feel like holding the line in wage scales, and wholesale prices, when the government itself is not setting that kind of an example. Our foreign policy is bipartisan. Last week a Republican congressman stated, "The President doesn't know what he's doing, and we're going to back him to the hilt." * * • Never get mad at somebody because he knows more than you do. After all, it isn't his fault. -The Hudson Herald Upper 9e0 HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code sosu Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor It Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPJi >c| 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 StBfl* Copief ... ....„.„— „„_..„„„. We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly . . ffl.00 No aubtcriptlon leaa than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST VOICES Or DISSENT Ifidlanola tribune - More and more, the voice of di*»ent is being heard, speaking louder and louder against our government's policies in Vietnam. We can expect the opponents of our war effort in Southeast Asia to be much more vocal in the next few months than ot any time since we became heavily involved there. As our position becomes less and less popular around the world, we can also expect it to become a more openly unpopular position here at home. Everyone, if seems, agrees that we should stop the communist takeover of Asia. To this extent, the first steps in Vietnam were met with overwhelming public approval. The American public now appears to have distinctly separate thoughts about the merits of 'containing communiim' as opposed to a general land war in Southeast Asia. The former is okay, but the latter is not a popular idea. President Johnson is in the midst of finding out that large segments of the population do not back the escalation of the Vietnam war efforts, and in fact generally oppose the level upon which it is now being conducted. He has lashed out sharply at his critics, but there is every reasons to believe they have not been silenced. Can communitsts be stopped in Asia without a general conflict? Can the present war be held at its current tempo, or even deescalated, without damaging American prestige and leaving the door open to communism? To date, the answer to these questions has to be in the negative. In spite of the expenditure of large sums of money for economic and military aid, non-communist governments in South Vietnam were not able to survive without the active intervention of American military support. The current level of military action will, at best, preserve anticommunist government only in a small portion of South Vietnam. Experts are generally agreed that it would take overwhelming increases in our military commitment to gain a decisive victory, if it could be done at all. The matter of Red China must be considered at this point. And it is at this point that the American public begins to have real second thoughts about our policies in Southeast Asia. Most Americans can accept military action on the present scale as a necessary evil, and honestly defend our actions as justified efforts to preserve democracy. They cannot, however, rationalize any excuse or merit to expanding the war to the point that larger communist powers are provoked into joining North Vietnam. If we are going to get into a major conflict, there needs to be a major reason. In the eyes of most of the world, the United States has no reason to be where it Is today, and is the attacker Instead of the attacked. We know our country is defending a government that is very unpopular in Its own land. We read in our papers that well- informed persons think nearly 75% of the South Vietnam people would vote against our side if they were given a free ballot. Because of this sort of thing, many Americans are not at all sure we have picked the right place, time, or method to try to halt the communist threat to Southeast Asia. Hence the growing voice of dissent. The past year has proven how very wrong were those who insisted our problems In Vietnam could be solved quickly and easily by a few thousand men, a few hundred planes. There are some In our congress, and In other phases of public life, who think we should now seek some other manner to solve our problems. More and more, the public tends to agree. President Johnson will come under constantly increasing pressure to seek a way to prevent escalation of the War In Vietnam. * * * Liberal (Kan.) Southwest Daily Times: "The average person is very courteous to others under most circumstances. Most men will hold open doors for ladies (even though they don't get thanked always), assist elderly persons across the street . . . What happens to many of these same people when they get behind the wheel of an automobile? . . . They race through traffic . . . fail to allow other drivers into a lane of traffic, dash through intersections with no regard for pedestrians . . . and instead of 'pardon me,' they bellow like an angry bull at every other driver on the road." Enid (Okla.) News: There is a lot of talk about air pollution, but you ain't see nothing yet till the 1966 political campaign starts." For And About Teenagers ] UMJSHINfi CONVERSATION WILL COME NATURAiUV... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "Regarding the letter and reply (which appeared In 9 December column) commencing, 'I am sixteen and very bashful . . .', it reminds me of my own youth. I am 51 years of age now. J cannot Dgree with your advice to find 9 subject to talk about. How many gatherings of adults have you seen who have difficulty finding something to talk about? Add the emotional confusion of a groping adolescent to this com- mon difficulty and it is apparent that it is impossible to do as you suggest. Judging from my youthful experiences I would say this boy-girl friends will never get to first base unless he proceeds by light-bearted teasing when she is around. He must not allow his emotions to show although he should never ignore her presence. Most of all, he should keep in nund that she is probably having difficulty, too, and try to help her out. Get her laughing and relaxed and conversation will come naturally. "Shy hero, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. OUB REPLY: Your theory is excellent. It works. The problem is usually that a bashful lad can. not think of any "cute" or teasing remarks to say. And, if he thinks of them, is too bashful to say then. tke fasttttan tittle U get »-*» from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Good Neighbor Policy was enunciated by President ROOM- vett, March 4, 1933. March 5, 1770 was date of the Boston MuMcre. U.S. Marines landed in China, March 5, 1927. Premier Joaef Stalin was made marshal of the Soviet Union, March 8, 1943 A patent was granted for the telephone to Alexander Bell, March 7, 1876. Discovery of the Sooth Pole was announced by Amundsen, March 7, 1912. Berlin was raided by 2,000 planes, March 8,1944. The American 1st Army croaaed the Rhine river, March 8, 1945. The Monitor-Merrlmac naval battle took place, March 9, 1862. Ghandi was On* arrested on a efvll disobedience charge, March 10. 1922. Humorist Irvin Cobb died, March 10, 1944. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMl Tu p.obUo you FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 5, 1946 About $140 was stolen from the office of the Kossuth county treasurer when thieves broke into the court house and knocked the dial off the outer vault. Entrance was gained by prying open a window on the north side of the auditor's,office, an easy job,, as only a small catch held the windows. The treasurer's considerable supply of cash, placed in the inner vault and guarded by a time lock, was not touched. - o- Fire of undetermined origin resulted in total destruction to the barn on the farm occupied by the J. M. Elmore family, northwest of Algona. All stock except one calf was safely removed but about 3 tons of hay and some farm accessories were lost. - o - The 1946 Kossuth county road program of grading and graveling was announced by H. M. Smith, county engineer, following approval by the county supervisors. Approximately 56 miles of grading and 29 miles of gravel- Ing was planned. The entire project would cost about $119,000. - o - Evelyn Voigt, Whittemore, who had been employed at the treasurer's office during the rusfi season of taxes and automobile licenses, had accepted a position in the AAA office In Algona. - o- There was a family gathering at the Arie Dittmer home in the Four Corners area to celebrate the birthdays of Mrs. Dittmer and Mrs. Q. A. Bjustrom, twins. - o - A shower was given in the school basement in honor of Miss Viola Luedtke, Lotts Creek, 500 was played with prizes going to Mrs. N. Gengler, high, Viola Hutchlnson, low, and travel to Mrs. Ralph Bierstedt. - o - Mrs. Erwln Gatton, Sexton, was the latest victim of scarlet fever in that area, and It came at a bad time as the children hao beeu sick witn it and they had just been released from quarantine and were all packed and ready to move when Mrs, Gatton became ill and the family was ' again under quarantine. , o- Tom McMahon, hefty representative of the Wesley Auto Co, bowling team, captured high honors for the bowling week in the Kossuth League when he turned in a 236 score. Al young of Titonka had a 630 series, bested by McMahon by three pins, with 633. On her fourth birthday, Pamela Waller, Algona, was hostess to several little friends at a party at the home of her grandmother. Guests were Judy Pickett, Kathie Demand, Bill Sigsbee, Jim Pratt and her brother, Dennis. - o- Algona high school and St. Johns' of Bancroft in class "A" and Whittemore high and Burt in class "B" would represent Kossuth county In the district basketball tournaments as a result of their victories in the sectional tournaments. - o- , Building permits , totaling $58,000 were approved by the Algona city council, meeting in special session. Permits were Issued to Elmer Lindhart for a new Chevrolet garage, Frank Vera for a new garage building at the corner of No. Dodge and Call, Mrs. Jess Riddle for an addition to the Percival Motor Co., P. R, Irons, for a garage and shop, and to Burton A. Thorpe for a tile building for water softener service office. - o- Eight ex-servicemen and women were .honored at a community gathering at Ottosen in the school auditorium. They were Leo Wehrspann, Harold Kropf, Lowell Kropf, Melvin Longseth, Eloise Jacobson, Russell Gatton, Loran Bakke and Everett Coyle. - o- A double surprise for Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Voigt, Seneca, occurred when their son Les, stationed at a naval base in San Francisco called them long distance, and second, when during the coarse of the conversation, introduced fern to bis wife, t young lady from San Antocdo, Teau, wtjom be bad married feat afternoon. Les bad been 10 the service for three years and sprat 2 years in the Sooth Pacific and tbe Phflifpines. 10 tittS AGO IN tMl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 28, 1956 Winter, while cold enough to meet all requirements, was still bringing a little happiness to Kossuth county supervisor and county engineer offices. Without the usual blizzards, the county had salvaged perhaps $50,000 in funds that usually were spent for snow removal and equipment repairs as a result of snow storms. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Axel Carlson, Portland twp., were pleasantly surpirsed when a group of relative dropped in to help them celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. The Carlsons were presented with gifts and lunch was served which had been brought by the guests. - o- Mrs. Don Smith, Jr., Algona, suffered a painful injury to her left eye as the result of an odd accident when a nearly full bottle of soda pop, which had a new type plastic stopper on it, built up enough pressure to explode the stopper and it shot into Mrs. Smith's eye, causing a severe hemorrhage of the eyeball. - o- A project to insure the future beauty of the community by conducting a tree-planting campaign was discussed by the Fenton Community Club, and Don Steinberger and Bob Anderson, with Dr. Ruske, were named to check into the matter and see what form of a civic program could be developed. Shade trees in Fenton, over a period of years, had gradually been removed as they had suffered the ravages of time, new building, disease and storms. , -o - Marilyn Mulligan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mulligan, Bancroft, was among 60 freshmen who received caps at the capping ceremony at Crelghton Memorial .St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. - o - Four students of St. Cecelia's Academy who participated in the district contest of the Iowa High School Forsenic League advanced to the state finals in Iowa City. The students were Bob McMahon, Deanna Bebo, Diane Stebritz and Molly Sullivan. - o- Sale of Barry's Recreation, owned for 42 years by the Barry family here, to Lawrence J. Knoll of Charles City, had been announced, with the new owner taking possession Mar. 12. Mr. Knoll operated a pool hall at Charles City for 10 years. - o- Pvt. Franklin Rusch, son of CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ._ ACROSS 1. Explosive sounds 5. Lewis, Williams,, etc. 9. Italian •seaport 10. "Wonderland" girl 12. Join 13. Cougars 14. Forest ox 15. Not speaking 16. Shelves 18. Cordage fiber 19. Mineral source 20. Ga. merit 22. Acrobatic figure in DOWN 1. Contour feather 2. Plant of lily family 3. Spuds 4. So: Scot. 5. Tapestry used as a curtain 6. Jewish month 7. U. S. coin 8. Malicious gossip 9. Largest of Marianas Islands 11. The fourth 15. Heavy hammers 17. Epoch 20. Conveyable 21. King of Bashan 22. African desert 23. Adage 24. Sun god 25. Consume 29. Planted 30. Andes mammal 31. Chemical compound Huaa HQQQ zinaina guana HHQ maasna HH aaiaa aig 32. Performs 34. Czechoslovakian river 35. Bristle 38. Rhine tributary skating 26. Macaws : Braz. 87. Long- nosed fish r Cry 29. Colonized 33. Dispatch boats 36. Too 37. Stitch again 38. "ubside 39. Mountain creit 40. Egyptian dancing girl* 4*. Thin nail 4?. Back 0l0f/V NOW TO 0€T $100 A MONTH - A NtW LOOK AT ANNUITIES as you move up to retirement, you want to do yoor part toward keeping the e*ecutrrei of life insurance com ptnie* rich. Country club waft- en, custom tailors, makers of paneled offices and all tart* of other people would suffer if you didn't. So it's noble of you. But along with this charitable urge you also want, if possible, to keep yourself solvent in retirement. The executives, in return for your consideration, can help you do it. Life insurance companies are always coming up with plans to assure your financial stability from your retirement to the grave. Some of the most interest ing of these deal with annuities. Under one of the newer plans, if you are a man of age 65 you can now plank down $13,370 and buy an income of $100 a month for as long as you live. This averages out to about 0 per cent a year on your money, which is somewhat better than you get on stocks and bonds. Of course you don't get your capital back because this payment is based on what is called a "straight life" annuity (no fund). There is one sure way to beat the game — to live longer than the statistics say you should, or to age 100 or so. Here is a breakdown of new annuity plans offered by one of the country's top life insurance companies (Metropolitan): . If you are a woman of age 85 you can get $100 a month for life by paying $15,257 on a straight- life annuity. This is about $2,000 more than a man pays because women, living longer, collect more monthly checks. At age 70 a man would pay $11384 for $100 a month, and a woman would pay $13,034. You can buy what is called a joint and survivor annuity which will pay a husband and wife $100 a month as 'long as either of them lives. This costs more — $17,422 if both husband and wife are 65 at the time of purchase. If the wife is younger than 65 such an annuity can still be had, but the cost goes up as the wife's age goes down. On a "refund" annuity, a man at 65 can buy $100 a month for $15,189. Under this plan, if he dies before he recovers his purchase price, then the $100 a month continues to a beneficiary until! the full $15,189 is paid back. These figures are only ex. amples. All of them might vary slightly in your individual case. But they. give a pretty good picture of what is available. If annuities interest you, the thing to do is go to your own life insurance company, or any good one, and ask what's what. New GOLDEN TEABS 36-pag* now ready. S«nd SOc ia eeia lo C8PS. cm* <H lhl» nnmpopcr, to 1672, Grand Central Station. Itrw York 17, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rusch, Whittemore, was participating in amphibious training with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. Franklin was a mechanic in a service company. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winter of Elmore were honored with a pantry and tool shower at the home of Charles Gutknecht, Lakota. A large number of guests spent the evening socially. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in the Stanley Simpson home at Lone Rock. Hosts for the event were Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Paul McNeill of Algona. - o- The Band Mothers of Hurt entertained their husbands at a covered-dish supper, served to 56 people. Dr. M. L Lichter showed pictures of the 1954 Band Festival and also pictures of the 1955 junior-senior banquet. A. J. Dittmer showed pictures of interesting Colorado places visited on a recent trip. - o Mr. and Mrs. Nick Reding and Mrs. Rose Schumacher of Whittemore accompanied by Mrs. John B. Reding and Mrs. Mary Reding of St. Joe, visited at the Leslie Jensen home near Livermore where Mrs. Annie Thilges of Bancroft was convalescing from a recent fall on the ice which injured her back, requiring her to be bedfast for some time. Mrs. Thilges was Mrs. Jensen's mother. "• BlfcBI • • * S ^^^^^^^^^•r^^^^^m^^r^m INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Rlcklefs flospitalization Health It Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 8 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 2954176 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 574,000,000 worth of in- •urance 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 375 Algona, Iowa PR, J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined - Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR, M. R. BALDWIN Phone Home Phone 295-2378 2 95-3S06 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-FrJ. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kos$u(h County Collectrite Service FactWlt Reports CARLSON Firm MANAGEMENT V. Fb. MELVW G, BOUKNE, MJ>, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N, KENEFICK, M.P, Physician & Surgeon 818 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTEB, M-0, Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M-P, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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