The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 10, 1966 · Page 27
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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3-Algona (la.) Upper D«t Molntt Thurtdoy, March 10, 1966 YOU'RE STUCK Over In Lincoln, Neb. the matter of taxation has finally resulted in one of those unusual little incidents we knew would happen some day. A Lincoln man appeared before the State Boord of Equalization in protest over the taxes on his vehicle, which had been assessed at $180, with taxes of $18. The car was a taxicab. The owner explained that he had paid only $100 for the used 1961 taxicab to begin with. When the official body refused to budge on the assessment and tax, the owner simply tossed the title to the car on the desk, told the group he was going to yank off the lie- erne plates and leave it in the state parking lot, whether they liked it or not. "I'm going to abandon it, whether you like it or not, you're stuck." And he walked out. Unless there's a law against abandoning a car you own, we presume he's still walking. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT I Progress, reform, expansion — all are mighty fine. But there are times when we just haven't assimilated the last proposal before the next one comes along that is going to broaden the social or economic base, offer aid or relief to the downtrodden and the underprivileged, a complete education cost-free to just about everyone, etc. etc. etc. Please, Mr. President, give us time to absorb just what one new idea is all about and to study its far-reaching effects before giving us the next one. It Is undoubtedly true that in some ways and in some things, we as a nation may have lagged behind in our thinking and our governmental adjustment to the present and the future. But to have so many innovations so quick is just a bit staggering to the average citizen. How about a moratorium on any more benevolent programs until we find out what the ultimate score is going to be in Viet Nam, and the ultimate cost for new programs already adopted ? I liked one of the Twins baseball speakers' statements; "Players have to realize there is no '{' in team." —Th« Thompson Courier The nice thing about the future is that is comes only one day at a time. —The New London Journal Upper 3Be» HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 80011 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER A$( 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 S4.00 Single Coplei .. * IQC SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $6.00 No aubfcrlption lew than • month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST GIRL SCOUT WEEK Some of the innumeroble "Days" and "Weeks" which we are supposed to celebrate each year are without any notable significance and importance. Some are unconsciously silly. Some are highly specialized and are of interest only to the few. But, there are some which have earned and which deserve the recognition and support of us all. That is true a dozen times over of Girl Scout Week, which is to be observed this year during the March 6-12 period. The Weeks stated purpose is: "To celebrate the birthday of Girl Scouting in the United States." That birthday took place on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. In the intervening years, the movement has spread across the nation, bringing life-long benefits to legions of girls. They learn the arts and crafts and domestic virtues which are particularly suited to feminine temperament and inborn talent. They learn of the wonders of nature. They learn how to get along with each other, and to show respect and understanding and tolerance for the thoughts and aspirations and ambitions of others. They learn the disciplines and attitudes that are vital to a happy and useful life in society. Above all — and this was never so vital as today - the Girl Scouts build character. They are the enemies of delinquency and the firm and dedicated friends of the moral standards which are the real strength of any nation and its citizens. BEHIND THE SCENES Emmetsburg Democrat — At last reports, 70 counties and 11 areas had been approved for vocational schools by the State Board of Public Instruction. Twenty-one counties in five plans were organized and awaiting approval. This leaves eight unattached counties. Three are Buena Vista, Cherokee and Ida. The other five are Palo Alto, Emmet, Kossuth, Dickinson and Clay. We had a story the other day on a meeting at Estherville when the county boards of education of the five counties talked over getting together in an area. From the beginning, this logical grouping has been recommended by the state board. We hear the meeting, at which no reporters were present, ended in disagreement with Kossuth wanting to pull out and join some other district, and with Clay having somejjreservations. •• SeJiator Jack Kibbie'thinks reporters should be present at these meetings and the public in all five counties should know what happened. This is public business and important business with much bearing on future education to every county. Senator Kibbie is a member of the legislative advisory committee concerned with area vocational schools and has put in long hours of study and work in this job. HUGHES FAR AHEAD Grundy Center Register — The first Iowa Gallup Poll announced for the 1966 election shows an outstanding lead for re-election of Harold Hughes for a third term as Iowa's Governor. His lead was not much below results of the last governorship election when he won with the unusual margin of about 2 to 1, the widest margin ever given for a candidate for governor. He has kept in close touch with what is going on in the state and has directed state policies wisely and well. Unless unfavorable and unexpected events should come up, it would seem certain that a majority of Iowa voters will want him to continue as their governor for another two years. Senator Jack Miller also showed a commanding lead in the first Iowa poll as the republican candidate for a second term as United States Senator. While his lead is much below that of Hughes, he seems to have a wide margin in his favor at the general election. At the present time it does not seem there will be a contest for the GOP nomination for U. S. Senator. Miller seems to be the popular choice of his party for re-election. His party has shown substantial evidence of their support by the huge sums they have already raised for his campaign. For And About Teenagers] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am not a teenager, but I read your column each week. My children now have families of their own. They had their problems, as teenagers, yet I remember that we always seemed to work them out. I don'f believe, however, they had as much preoccupation as today's teenagers where the subjects of dating and going "steady" are concerned. We did not let them date until they reached a certain age. They understood this, knew we meant it, so there wa&a minimum of weeping and wailing over the subject. Doesn't today's teenager think about anything but dating and having fun? Don't they have any other kind of problems at all?" OUR REPLY:. Today's teen- igers have a few things on their minds other than dating and having fun. Many are outstanding students and athletes, the scien- Usls and the champions of tomor- u . that dating and going "steady" is probably the biggest problem, or •Si *,!;* 8t * st concern, where the individual teenager is concerned. its more permanent than wear- ng red sweaters, charm br«ce- ets, saddle shoes or similar fads; it's here to stay. If there were no laws establishing the minimum age for driving an automobile, this column would be deluged with "I'm old enough to drive" letters. Let's face it; youth is anxious to test its wings, to prove something. There are no laws regulating dating and going steady. Maybe there should be. But, who is wise enough to establish the minimum age? There is none with such power and wisdom. 10 MIS AGO IN tHl "Why not drop over Baby, the bo«§ till gone for the day. " from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Introduction of machinery in cigar manufacturing caused labor riots in Madrid, Spain, March 11, 1885. President F. D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Bill, March 11, 1941. Congress established the U.S. Post Office, March 12, 1789. Mrs. Juliette Low formed the Girl Scouts, March 12, 1912. Standard time was generally adopted in the United States March 13, 1884. Alexander II, Czar of Russia, was assassinated, March 13,1881. President McKtnley signed the act setting gold dollar as unit of value, March 14,1900. Joseph Pulitzer, New York World, began a campaign to raise $100,000 for a pedestal of Statue of Liberty, March 15, 1885. The United States Military Academy was established, March 16, 1802. The British evacuated Boston, March 17, 1776. March 17 is St. Patrick's Day. 20 YEARS AGO IN THl FROM THE FILES OF "" THE UPPER DES MOINES March 12, 1946 - o- The truth of the old adage "we never miss the water until the well runs dry", was being realized in a very literal way in Swea City. The city well ran dry and a new one completed the past fall to be ready incase of an emergency had failed to provide water that could be used. The school had to elope and business places and rfonie dwellers' w'eriPcarrying wa"j!er ' from wells and cisterns. l>: It was generally supposed that it would be a matter of several more days before water would be available from city wells. - ci- Over 2 1/2 inches of snow fell in Algona - the high for the week was 48 and the low 10 degrees. - o- Estherville dumped Algona out of the District high school basketball finals, 35-23. The game wound up the Algona season and also the high school cage careers of Allen, Kuhn, Butts and Johnson. Burt high school's class "B" basketball team was finally downed in the district tournament, losing to Armstrong 25-24, but wound up with an outstanding record, having won 17 out of 24 games. - o- Algona was being considered as the site for a new Baptist college and the matter was in the hands of an investigative board which visited Algona. They were considering the possiblility of offering to buy the Kossuth hospital and nurse's home and adjacent area for the college site. - o- Dean Meine, Algona, speaking in the extemporaneous section of an invitational speech festival at Sioux City, took third place to rank highest of the Algona's entries. Donald Potter, Harold Teeter, Nelson price and George Pollard were other representatives, - o- E. J. Sonnenberg, Titonka, received a painfully crushed foot, when caught between two logs while helping a neighbor move. - o- Alfred Zeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Zeller, Bode, a member of the st, Joe Trojans 4-H club, made $6,679.13 in 1945 by raising turkeys. Repurchased 3,049 poults in the spring, and marketed a total of 2,736 In the fall, Alfred was a charter member of the St. Joe Club. . o- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith, Lakota, left by car for a week's vacation at Homestead, Fla, Louise Thaves, Elmer Kienitz, Richard Peterson and Marvin would be in charge of the store during their absence, The birthday Club met at the home of Mrs. Ed Dehnert, Lu- Verne, with four tables in play. Mrs. Steve Baker received high, Mrs. Art Dimler, second high, and Mrs. Hugh Shirk, low. Mrs. George Tiede was a guest of the club. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Melford Mitchell, Lone Rock, attended a golden wedding anniversary celebration and dinner for his uncle, Sam Olson, at the depew church. - o Charles Kraus, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kraus, Sr., Wesley, was attending a university at Basel, Switzerland in connection with his army duties. He was living with an aged couple who had quite a time exchanging information with Charles. He entered the service in 1942 and prior to his induction attended Iowa State College after graduating from Wesley high. - o- Mr. and Mrs. George Borman, St. Joe, entertained several relatives and friends of their son, George, Jr. in honor of his 7th birthday. Guests were Sheryll, John, Diane and Janette Reding, and Ann, Mary and David McGuire. - o- Mrs. P. 0. Dorweiler, Algona, was recovering from an attack of bursitis contracted 2 weeks ago upon their return from a vacation in Ariz, and New Mexico. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 6, 1956 Fuel bills began to take a drop as temperatures hiked upward during the week. With one eye on the possibility of another blizzard or two, Weatherman Stu Albright reported a high reading of 54 and the record ran to 6 straight days with readings far above the freezing mark, A raging fire burned the entire roof off the farm home of Mrs. Emma Paetz, northeast of Algona, and caused untold damage to household Items. Sparks from a chimney caused the blaze. - o- At Iowa state Teachers College, three students from Algona were holding top positions on the campus radio station. Floyd Hutzell and Sheridan Strayer took over the jobs of station manager and chief engineer, respectively. Carol Collins was named program director. - o- Mayor C. C. Shierk was pictured purchasing the first box of cookies from Brownie Scouts, Judy Munger and Mary AnnSigs- -bee, thus starting the annual Girl Scout cookie sale in commemoration of Girl Scout week. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Habeger, Burt, attended a 40th wedding anniversary observance in Algona for the latter's brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Prlebe. Some 25 guests attended the dinner at the Johnson House. Others from Burt attending were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sarchet and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Habeger, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Furst of Humboldt. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cowan, Algona, arrived home after a month's vacation' in Florida. During their absence, Mrs. Bert Deal stayed at the Cowan home with ;.the sons, Jim and Jerry. :. ":..*%!'. About 175 persons attended the welcoming for St. Benedict's new pastor, Father Ernst, formerly from the Milford parish. The evening was spent socially and playing cards. - o- From the Sexton news: "Now that Fred Jennings has moved, Grover Grubb has the problem of finding a new summer caretaker for his cats when he leaves soon for his fishing resort in Minnesota." - o- A new wide vision and cine- mascope screen at the Fenton m 'GOLDEN YEARS HOW LIFE IS STACKING UP IN SOCIAL SECURITY LAND 'Things are getting rough ou in retirement. A pensioned gentleman recent ly moved into a small town in Florida where local laws, among other things, allow people to keep chickens in their yards. The gentleman apparently moved into the town on the wrong foot. Bad blood developed with the neighbors. One Insult across the lot lines led to another. In time, a next-door neighbor bought 15 roosters and penned them up in his side yard, right under the bedroom window ol the newcomer. Their crowing starts about 4 A.M. * * * Walter W. Keeler, who retired two years ago and grew bored, decided to capitalize on the almost universal need by housewives for a fix-it man. He set up "The Keeler Fix-It Shop" at an old desk in his basement, then gathered around it the tools he had accumulated over the years. JThen he had cards printed announcing his service, and had boys deliver them to 500 homes in the community. "I knew about as much about household repairs as the average man," he says. I certainly was no expert. I could fix a balky toilet, find an electrical short in » small appliance or replace a frayed cord, make a normal vacuum cleaner run again. And I usually knew just where to kick an automatic washing machine to get it started. "That's about all I knew. But I had the experience, as most men living in a household until fge 65 have, to go find an expert who could repair anything that was over my head ..." | Before setting up his shop, Mr. Keeler made contact with a nearby vocational school and lined up five top students in mechanical and electrical courses to be his assistants. "They were all put 'on call' between 4 and 8 P.M., when work wouldn't interfere with their studies. I promised to pay them the going hourly rate . . ." Mr. Keeler is a success. He's busy; he's useful; he's making money; and he has become a friend to half the families in the community. * » * Things are getting rough out in retirement for women who want a husband. According to U.S. Government figures, there are 110 women for every 100 men between the ages of 60 and 84; 188 women to every 100 men at age 65. Of all the people now age 85 or older, there are 163 women to every 100 men. * * » Miss Mary R. Castleton, retired school teacher, didn't think much of her pension, and even less of the wasted days retirement brought her. She had been an English teacher. She scouted around town until she found § retired math teacher (a man) and a retired woman Spanish teacher. She then organi»d them wto "The C-Plus Clinic" to guarantee a C-pius average in any subject in which a high school student was failing. She has been so successful that the organization has grown to five retired teachers, and the local schools are recommending her to their ailing students. LAST WEEKS ANSWER ~ AtiBOSS l.Hack 5. Musical Work 6. Large wading bird 10. Nam*, sakes of Miss Smith 12. Another wading bird IS. Wideawake 14. Twilight 15. Open: poet. 16. Ruthenium: symbol 17. Chinese mile 18. Divided country 21. Thespians 23. Toward 24. Weird 26. Game of chance 28. At home 29. Actress Rogers SO. Siege 33. Compass point 84. Hawaiian bird 35. Island in Aegean Sea • 36. Support 37. Long- shafted weapon 39. Egyptian capital 41. Hair dye 42. Unnerve 43. University officer 44. Semitic deity DOWN 1. Fissure 2. Rodent 3. Biblical name 4. Coop 5. Giraffelike animal 6. Canaan 7. Shoshonean 8. Junlpero :S P . missionary 9. Claws of a crab, lobster, etc. 11. Stupefy 15. Approves 18. Small tropical tree 19. Verb form 20. Chinese secret society 22. Triad 25. Offer 26. Not specific 27. Beaver State 29. Petrol 30. Nonsense: colloq. 31. Cantered 32. Moslem sacred book uanaa BOHEJ aaaaoa Sanaa [ aaaa [ 36. "City of Kings" 38. Chemical suffix 39. Young animal 40. Mother of Irish gods 17 57 51 28 IS 10 15 B3 7 16 theatre was to be presented to the public In the Fenton area for the first time this weekend. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Struecker of Rodman, Mr. and Mrs. Werner Struecker and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mains and family of Algona, Mr.- and Mrs; Martin Meyer of Garner, Mr. and Mrs. Fuerstanau and family of Lotts Creek. Alice Buenger of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lauck and family of Whittemore, helped Walter Struecker and Paul Lauck, Whittemore, celebrate their birthdays at the Walter Struecker home. - o- Mrs. Ralph Richards was presented with an honorary membership from the Ottosen progressive Club at a meeting at the home of Mrs. Earl Olson. Mrs. Richards had a record of 28 years of continuous service in the club. - o Mr. and Mrs. Roger Linde, Swea City, returned home after a three week vacation at Sarasota and Orlando, Fla. and a trip to Nassau, Bahamas. They flew from Florida to Minneapolis then drove their car home. - o Arthur Ricke, Wesley was honored on his birthday when Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ricke and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Muehe went to his farm for supper. After much scurrying, around, Arthur was relieved when the self-invited guests brought and served a delicious meal. - o The Botsford Lumber Co., received permission from the Algona city council to tear down its buildings.on the former site. JNSURANCE ( A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs floapitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance 296-3176 200 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE B 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 in- wrance 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. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 378 Algona, Iowa DR. 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 „ Phone 295-2l9fl Hours: 9:00 a.m. t£ 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday AftemooM DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training . no Contact Lenses 108So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 DR. M, R. BALDWIN Home 295-3308 Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8: 30 -12:00 Sat. A.M. *P~e*!M*WS050gfgPS» JB8SSZ8L. MISCELLANEOUS P» Credit Bureau of KOI «utn County Collectrite Service FactbUt Reports MELVIN G. BOURNE, M,D. Physician & Surgeon ™- 18 N- Woore St. Office Phone 295-2545 Residence Phone 295-3277 "T ~ .tP.JLL^-n-nr-^^m,,^^, *fmm—^^**^immm*^^^^* J. N. KENEFICK, M.D, Physician & Surgeon «W W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 '* FffTttl MANAGEMENT COMPANY IWt N. .M. SCHVTTER, M-D, Residence Phone 295-2339 DEAN p. KOOB, M .p, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Podge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2D5-5917

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