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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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4-Altfftfia (to.) Upper fet Afefo** TfHrrwfcry, March 17, 1966 an-. • imi-f -rw***************^.****-,::.^*.,*^....! - ; . ,^, T .^ . : ^_ ^ V ^f W » •*- ^JP^ ML PAG tippet Besfltomes IT COULD 61 DON! Th*r« i» o letter in on odjocenf column from o former Algona man with regard to development of branch colleges ortd universities. Being in California he ho» hod ample opportunity fo itudy the weif cooit system. This newspaper several years ago suggested fho* instead of continually expanding and enlarging three schools in the state, thought should be given to development of supplemental four-yeor schools, on new ond less crowded campuses, all tied in with the stofe university system. In the interim, huge appropriations hove been made to expand our three present stole schools, crowding more ond more students info just three locations. As our reader points out, the junior college system in lowo has been expanded ond strengthened, but in the third and fourth years this student output descends on the three state schools now existing. We do not imagine that this suggestion will result in on immediate change of program, but it is worth thinking about on a long-range basis. Our neighboring stales of Minnesota ond Illinois hove already embarir- ed on such a program, with state-supported branches giving four-year degrees in ot least tome fields, thus easing the load on the larger, major state schools in the process. Costwise, our guess is that a branch system costs no more than continual expansion in existing, expensive already crowded areos. CAN'T WE TAKE THE HINT? The United States has nearly a million men in military service stationed ot various places around the world, of which some 225,000 ore now in or adjacent to Viet Nom. We are employing the same thinking and manpower distribution that developed after World War II, when we felt it was necessary to deploy these units in the interests of keeping order and helping to restore a semblance of tanity to o war-torn world. It was also a time when our weaponry had a shorter range, and our worldwide bases were established on the theory that we could pour destruction on Russia, our only potential major foe, from these bases. In the interval of 22 years, however, we have seen our two major foes of WW 2, Germany and Japan, rebuild and return to a prosperity that is among the highest in today's world. We have also developed our own arsenal with more destructive power, an arsenal that can be launched from our own continent and strike target* anywhere in the world. In many instances our overseas bases have really become unnecessary and obsolete. Also, we have witnessed a change in attitude of former allies and friends with regard to the American bases on their soil. In .Mgrrrm Upper Sice Maine* 111E. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 60511 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 T1 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 14.00 Single Coplef We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA Ont Year, In advance, Semi weekly u.oo No fubacrlpllon lew than 8 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST North Afrieo we hove been invited to leave, to obcmdon our botes, end w* hove ogr**d to do to in Algerio. The phasing ov» must be nftorJy completed by now. Turkey indfcoted thot it no longer felt our missile sites were neeessory, ond their presence merely kept olive enmity between Turkey ond Russia. Now comes France, telling us we have o year to get our troops out of »ho1 country, where we have numerous bases ond some 33,000 men stationed. Iceland would just as toon hove our 2,000 men leave. Japan want* Okinawa bock. We have 44,000 men stationed there. And so it goes. Our theory has been that we ore supposed to act as o "policeman" for the world. In the process, despite our honorable intentions, there has been no letup to rebellions ond upheavals in many of the new nations around the globe which hove come into existence in the pot! few years. And there probably will not be, for a long time. Perhaps our theory from 22 years ago it getting o little out of dote. It it entirely possible that our position in the world would be better ond stronger if we took the hint — if we withdrew some of our for-flung outposts — and tended more to mind cur own business. In a day ond era when the overseas empires of Great Britian ond France have almost disappeared, with our prodding, we ourselves have stepped into the scene with o vast array of overseas bates. Twenty years ago they may have been necessary. Today our overseas bases may leem to be imperialistic to many other notions. If we can defend ourselves adequately from the perimeter of our own boundaries, why continue a vast overseas military program ? CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE ! Working in an office which deals with Ihe public day in and day out has its ups and downs. Evidence of same comes from a fella in a welfare office someplace. He showed excerpts from letters he hod received in his office. Some columnist picked it up, another copied it, somebody else got a pair of scissors, and eventually these little gems are making their way through newspapers all over the country. The following are reported to be excerpts taken from actual letters. Maybe they're authentic; maybe not. But they are funny. Here's the way they read: "My check was so late my husband had to go back to work." "I cannot get tick pay. I have six children. Can you tell me why?" "This is my eighth child. What are you going to do about it?" "I am forwarding my marriage certificate and six children. I have seven but one died which was baptized on a half sheet of paper." "Sires I am glad to say that my husband, who was reported missing, is now dead." "I am very much annoyed to find that you have branded my child illiterate. This is a dirty lie as I was married to his father a week before he was born." "In answer to your letter, I have given birth to a boy, weighing 10 pounds. I hope this is satisfactory." "You have changed my little boy to a girl. Will this make a difference?" "In accordance with your instructions, I have given birth to twins in the enclosed envelope." And so it goes. If nothing else, all this might lead you to give a second thought to what you put in your letter the next time you send one out. College professors can usually ascertain the status of a student by the answers he gives. Freshman: "I don't know." Sophomore: "I'm not prepared." Junior: "I don't remember." Senior: "I don't believe I can add anything constructive to what has already been said," -The Gowrit Newt People who yearn for the good old days take it for granted they still would have indoor plumbing, electricity and television. —Audubon County Journal One thing about extremes in the weather —it does maka for conversation, and also something for columnists to write about. -The Clarksville Star For And About Teenagers ] I THlWK r LIKE rue SECONP 00Y MORE 1 THAN THE FIRST.. TIIE WEEK'S IJSTTER: "I wonder if you can help me. You Me, I like this boy very much. I tell him and it seems to make him mad. I write letters and tell him I am sorry I made him mad, but I guess it doesn't make any difference. I wish you would belp and tell me U I should write to him. I also have another problem. I am IS, almost 18 and my boyfriend is 17. I think this is a good age to go with all the boys who ask you lor • dale. You see my real prob- lem. My boyfriend's friend is a real neat kid, also 17. And I asked him to go to a party with me and he did. Now, I am dating him a lot, and I like him, too. But I can't go anywhere when the other boy is there. He gets real mad. I think I like the second boy more than the first but, how can I find out who I like? Should I date both boys? I even told the first boy we could work it out, it he is willing, but I guess it doesn't sink in." OUR REPLY: It probably has sunk in. The first boy believes you either don't know what you want, or you want him to act like a steady boyfriend while you date every boy who asks you. Make up your mind. Probably the best decision you can make is to date whomever you want— and not ask, or expect, any boy to consider him a special boyfriend. U you bar* a Ittaayt piobUio ye u wool to di*cu«», 01 « oMtrvatioB lo mak», addi«u youc l*ll*i to FOB AMD ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. from HIS WRY'S ICMMOOff DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS King George of Greece was atsatriaated, March IS, Mil. Ctar Nicholas of Russia abdicated, March II, 1>17. The UJ3. Senate rejected the Versailles treaty, March 19, 1921. The U.8. and Canada signed agreement to develop the St Lawrence seaway, March 19,1941. Daniel Webster, secretary of state, Issued at Preside* Harrtsmft direction, an order prohibiting poUlkai activity by UA employees, March 29,1841. A Ka Klox investigating committee was appointed, March ZL 187L Nevada passed a six-weeks divorce law, March », 19IL Germany's "Big Bertha" begaa bombardment of Paris, March 23, 1918. The 2nd British Army croaatdl the Rhine, March 21,1945. The United States and Great Britaia CUM to acreeaent M the Alaskan boundary, March 28,1H». Vic Perkins, president of the Whittemore Farmers State Bank, and president of the Kossuth County Bankers Assoc., returned home from Des Moines where he conducted the 35th annual State Bankers Conference. Mr. Perkins gave a welcome address for the annual Iowa Junior Bankers Assoc. meeting and also was in charge of the conference. - o - 10YEABS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 13, 1956 Mrs. J. F. Milder, Algona, gave a party in celebration of the 8th birthday of her son Bill. Guests were John Bradley, Bill Meissner, Frank and Joe Young, Mark Prieskorn and Bob Smith. The lads attended the matinee and refreshments were served at,home._, ,„......„„. Robert Kain, Algona, who was in the navy, and located at'San Diego, Calif., had been home on leave and visiting his wife, the former Carol Schilmoeller. He had been transferred to Point Nugu, Calif. His wife planned to join him at a later date. - o- The biggest "slumber party" in Algona's history took place when about 50 4-H boys and girls from different points in the county were "bedded down" for the night in Algona homes. The fifty 4H-ers stuck it out on their annual 4-H Club Day here and despite the raging blizzard stayed right on through to the end. Several dozen Algona homes therefore had unscheduled "slumber parties" and 4-H Club Day actually lasted until Sunday morning for the marooned boys and girls. - o- Smoke enveloped much of the Hobarton neighborhood for 30 minutes when fire was discovered at the Ray Haugen house. Algona fire trucks were called and extinguished the blaze, which caused extensive damage to the structure. - o Mrs. Russell Winter, Lakota, had been ill with the mumps for two weeks, but was reported recovering satisfactorily. - o- Sprlng had a good start, but it didn't last very long, as winter came back with a vengeance during the week. Six Inches of snow fell and blew around in the Algona area and state and county road crews were kept busy by a wind that insisted on drifting the white stuff. High for the week was 43 degrees and the low 12 below zero. - o - Bertie C. Ramus was elected president of the LuVerne Chamber of Commerce, Allen Blake, vice president, and Walter Engel, re-elected secretary-treasurer. Five young men at Bancroft completed nine weeks of "Boot Camp" at Great Lakes, 01. They were William Goche, Walter Renger, Donald Schiltz, Philip Vaske and Thomas Wtthelml, After two weeks leave they were to be assigned to ship duty or service schools. Inability to hit from the field during the first half cost the Algona Bulldogs a chance to advance to the semi-finals of the district basketball tournament at Pocahontas. Carroll's red-hot shooters raced to an easy 89-64 verdict. Doug Meyer came up With-27.points on nine field goals. L nlne free tosses to lead bott$ 'in scoring. Bob Slobe ed 13 and Loren Nelson eight to the Algona total. - o Leo Busch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Busch, Ledyard, arrived home after receiving his discharge from the service. He had been stationed in Germany and drove diesel trucks. - o Yvonne Kohlhaas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kohlhaas, St. Joe, had her tonsils and adenoids removed in St. Ann hospital, Algona. - o- A lot of livestock had been added at the John Jennings home at Sexton, Including a cat that kept returning to its old home, the former Fred Jennings place. Also living .in the basement, at least until the snow stopped flying, were two little baby pigs. - o- The freshmen girls at the Lfternwre Mbool 6fitertftlM4 it t firewifi ptrty in booot of U- ttta E»oJdt,irix) moved to Wtott*- more, at the home ot tendra Styroog. A social afternoon was spent. 20YHK AGO tut FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOWES March Id, 1946 A friendly discussion by Ed Pfiete of Fenton with some of his Lone Rock friends as to who could ran the fastest resulted in a long distance ma to Lone Rock by Mr. Priebe. He left Priebe's store in Fenton at 8 a, m. and arrived at Priebe's store at Lone Rock at 9:15 a. m. - a distance of six m'Jes. When Ed arrived in Lone Rock be found the streets lined with Fenton and Lone Rock people! won, collected on his bets and felt fine. - o Casey Loss, former sheriff of Kossuth county, widely-known Democrat, was that party's candidate for the state legislature. Loss would oppose Charles Patterson, Republican nominee. -o- Spring weather, with some rain, had been Kossuth' s fare the past week, with forecasts for fair weather, according to the weatherman. High for the week was 67 and the low 33 degrees. - o The "little red schoolhouse" of song and fable was still very much a part of rural community life, but it had undergone some changes, and there weren't as many of them as there used to be. County Superintendent of Schools, A. E. Lauritzen, reported that in 1904 there were 214 rural schools in Kossuth county, in 1940, 126 and in 1946, only 80. - o The Plum Creek township spelling contest was held at Center school with 33 children from three schools participating. In the final spelldown, John Albright was the champion and Ruth Larsen, runnerup. Richard Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lane, Whittemore, had the misfortune to break his wrist while practicing for a boxing match which was held at Presentation Academy. - o- Joyce Graves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Graham, Burt, was among the 11 students to be named on the honor roll for the winter quarter, released at the Hamilton School of Commerce, Mason City. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lynch and Donald Weber, Lone Rock, returned from their trip they took on motorcycles to Texas. They attended the rodeo at Ft. Worth. - o- Tbe question of installing city parking meters on three blocks of State street was passed over after some discussion by the city council. It was contended that while the meters might serve the purpose of stopping all-day CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .• ACROSS 1. Measure of dlitance 5. Tea 9. Demon* 10. Milk: comb, form 12. Jim Clark or Phil Hill 13. Mistake 14. Month: Hindu calendar 15. Wearer of anchor and globe 10. Pigs 17. Apportions 18, Furthers 20. Dried up 21. Eskers 25. Reprove gently 29. Hats: slang- 32. Japanese measure 33- Worn 3. Hold on property 4. Goddess of healing 6, Split 6. William Henry or Benjamin 7. Pungent 8. Make amends 9. Seizes 11. Metallic rocks 15. Fingerless glove: var. 17, Perform 19. Wanders aimlessly 22. Vatican chapel 23. Chagrined 24. French river: poss. 26. Double dagger marks: print. 27. Of the Middle Ages: abbr. 28. Mouth 29. Power ratio units 34. Man's nickname 39- Entices 39. Thin mud 37. Summit of t tower 38. Sharpens, as a nwor 99- Soviet new* agency 40. Mimicked DOWN J. Yard or bushel 2. Tooth \i 14 16 VT 90 W moraara moan 30. Burst forth 31. Water wheel 34. Spill over 36. Shinto temple 17 Ib sn 10 it 40 5* II . 24 THf 'GOLDEN YEARS ,_ , f _ j _ aml-J _^^ t ^^.^ aaM ^^ Ba ^^ t ^ilja»^^jjB^aiaMMMBHiaMI RETIRING tO W! COUNfllff MAYM YOU D Mfftt PAUSE C*f»M F , a few Jiift before yon reach 65, yon *8Jnfre a piece of land oat hi the coontry and start developing a retirement home on tt, yon win be following one of the Class A dreams of our times. You also may be following a rabbit into a wildcat's hole. the latest authoritative report on the matter comes from a man who, in consideration of his friends and rural neighbors, will be known as Mr. Bardburn. "It seems that most men of about 55 or 60 begin to dream about some acreage in the country, preferably with a lake or stream," he says. "They, as I did, will find such a place at some cost and then proceed to spend their every spare moment rushing from their job and their city home to pour more work and money into The Country Place'. "After 10 years of this stupid activity I should know what I'm talking about." Mr. Bradburn says these men never seem to learn that after they reach their 60's they don't have the muscle to fight off nature, build a home, "put up fences and keep them repaired against your neighbor's horses that are constantly pushing and reaching into your property." Then there's the matter of dogs. "You soon learn that dogs are smarter than people the laws are for the dogs. It doesn't matter to the law if eventually, when you try to sell your property, the prosepective buyer wants to know how you keep the dogs from howling all nfght long. Dot country even allows commercial kennels to operate anywhere, and doesn't seem to mind if H rains my home and 10 years of work n Mr. Bradburn cites the isolation of a "Country Place" as a major peril, as well as a damper on social activities. Your house would be burned down before a fire department from some nearby town responded to'an alarm, even if it did respond, he explains. "And you could lie dead or near death for a week before anybody knew." On taxes: "The tax assessors have found a new bonanza in these 'Country Places' you try to develop. They aren't living homes; they are vacation homes. And surely, you're told, you can afford the latest modest 50 per cent increase in your taxes. "You will see your friends only on weekends . . . about mealtime. And nturally it doesn't cost you much to live because you raise all your own food. Hogwash!" Mr, Bradburn urges all pre-retirement people who can stand the gaff of city taxes and regulations to remain there. And get their fill of the great outdoors by just visiting the country. "The regulations of the city that may annoy you are your very protection against dogs, horses, and people." N.w GOLDEN YEARS tt-pag* bookl»t new ready. Send SOc in coin lo D»p«. CSPS. COM of thb ncwipajxr, to Box 1S72. Grand Central Elation. Now York 17* HiYt parking on State street by local business folks, it would also be an inconvenience to outside trade. An alternate suggestion was made that certain areas in each block be designated for 15 or 20 minute parking only, thus giving everyone a better parking chance. - o- Mrs. Lloyd Wellendorf, Algona, suffered a cracked shoulder blade and severe bruises when the car she was driving struck, a rut in the road near Britt and was thrown sideways into a telephone pole. - o - Gordon Schmidt, Algona, was the new clerk at the U. S. Em- ployment office. He was formerly employed as bookkeeper at Schultz Bros, garage. - o - A bus load of former Ledyard neighbors went to Armstrong to hold a housewarming at the Ed Reece home. They moved from the Ledyard vicinity to a farm near Armstrong. Lunch was taken and served by group that included the August KUnksieks, Irvin KUnksieks, Howard Jensens, Ray Estles, Paul Nitz's, Wm, Poppes and L. A. Nitz. New York's first monthly magazine was the "American Magazine" founded by Noah Webster in 1787. INSURANCE A. J. (Anile) Rlcklefi 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 206-3176 20tf E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE B N. Dodge 2954443 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. Gut Phone 295-2540 Box 878 Algona, Iowa .DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. SUta Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETR DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 2954718 Closed Saturday Afternooai DR. HAROLD W. ERICSSON Eyes Examined — Contact Censes — Hearing Aid Glaaan 9 East State Street ^^ „ Phone 295-2198 Hours; 9:00 a. m. to 5-00 P if Closed Saturday AfteraoSi DR. DONALD J. KINGFIf Lo „, Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training , AO Contact Lenses 108So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 DR. M. R. BALDWIN 296-3306 Office Hours 8:30 -5:00 Mon.. Fri. 8:30- 12:00 Sat. A. M, DOCTORS MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau ol Kossuth County Collectrite Service FactbiU Reports MELVJN G. BOVRNB, M.D. PnysfcUn * Surgeon m N. Moore St Q«ice Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M J). Physician ft Surgeon sue w. State Street Office Phone 295-8353 Residence CAH1.80N WAKAOEMEUT COMPANY UMi If. Prtff Ph. HJ.JlJl JOHN M, SCHVTTm M,J>, Residence Phone 295-2335 WEAN F. KOQB, M-», Physicians 4 Surgeons 22« 'No. Podge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 205-55U7

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