The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 24, 1966 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 24, 1966
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4—Algono, (la.) Upp«r D« M*intt Thursday, March 24, 1966 MEN IN TROUBLE Up at Forest lake, Minn, a while back, an agent of the U.S. Treaiury Dept. walked into the plant of the Forest lake Printing Co. and broke up a counterfeiting "ring." The plant had been turning out hundreds of little green folders which, when folded in quarters and lying on a table, might be mistaken for a $10 bill. When a person opened up the folder, however, he found — perhaps to his disappointment — that only the end portions of the bill had been printed. Inside was an advertising message. It brought home the point that it is a Federal law that no part of any currency can be reproduced by any printing process, except under the auspices of the Federal government, which from time to time turns out quite a bit. There was no prosecution, only confiscation of all plates, negatives and everything pertaining to the folders. Out in San Francisco, a printing firm opened a new plant and thought they had a fine idea for an open house. They provided their guests with play money, printed on their offset presses, and everyone had a jolly time "buying" drinks. Then what was left was cleaned up and dumped out back in the trash boxes: Then, however, some unemployed gettlemen prowling around discovered the cache and spread the currency all over town for serious. And ultimately the U.S. Treasury man showed up at the San Francisco plant with some comments on the situation. So far as additional comment is concerned, we wish to say that we'll print almost anything — except money. TEEN-AGE DRINKING Emmetsburg Democrat — With two community-wide meetings on alcoholism here yesterday, Emmetsburg has taken the lead in trying to solve the problem of drinking among teenagers. The 16-man committee, consisting of officers, officials, the clergy and school men, which started the ball rolling, represents the community as well as any group could. Everyone has a stake in this effort to reduce or stop drinking among High School students. It is bad for parents and students, the schools and churches but especially is it bad for the young folk themselves. Bringing Charles A. Churan, director of the Iowa State Commission on Alcoholism, to Emmetsburg to talk to students of both high schools in the afternoon and parents in the eveittn||^U-th<P'right approach. '' ui^re old**nough to remember this was the method used earlier in this century long before prohibition. Kids in those days learned in school and out of the evils and sorrows of alcoholism. Sea Moines 111E. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AS( : 6 TI 6 N With the failure of prohibition, the pendulum swung the other way. We congratulate the committee, the schools and all others with a hand in it, for returning to the educational method. Teenage drinking is not confined to Emmetsburg. It it in every community in the country; there is no grounds for smugness elsewhere. We believe Emmetsburg is setting a precedent that could be widly followed. TRAGIC FOLLY Fort Dodge Messenger — Recent major happenings in the world should have alerted the Administration to the urgent necessity for the United States to break away from the so-called "Rusk Doctrine" as quickly as possible. The "Rusk Doctrine" as pronoupced repeatedly by the Secretary of State in essence holds that the U.S. must be ready to take up arms around the world to honor some 40 security pacts with other nations. If a civil war erupts or there is a threat to an existing government in one of these countries the United States would have to rush in troops to fight. This disease of pactomania is sheer nonsense and the burden it imposes on our country is frightening to comprehend. Even now our military forces are spread mighty thin around the globe according to a qualified anaysis by Hansen Baldwin, military editor of the New York Times. At the very moment that we are espousing this doctrine of "world ooliceman" other countries are pulling in their horns. The British government announced that it was cutting its commitments to maintain the peace east of the Suez. President de Gaulle in France announced that he intended to take his country out of the North Atlantic Treaty arrangement. And meanwhile, in India, the prime minister's first reaction to Vice President Humphrey's renewal of large-scale economic aid was to say that this did not imply any aid by India in Viet Nam. More and more we are going to see other nations, supposedly friendly with the U.S., shying away from us for fear that our foreign policy of intervention may get them involved in an unwanted conflict. Thus, as the able Walter Lippmann recently wrote, the net result is that we are left alone with the global responsibilities which we have- taken upon ourselves. Our clinging to old ideas and old policies ••—fnoved Jamet R«ston of the New York Times •to write Sunday,/' between the.evan- gelical rhetoric of official Washington and the political realities of the world is getting wider all the time." U. S. Sen. Frank Church of Idaho in a recent address before the Economic Club of - Detroit summed up this situation well. Sen. Church said: "Why have we spread ourselves so thinly? What compulsion draws us, ever deeper, into the internal affairs of so many countries in Africa and Asia, having so remote a connection with the vital interests of " the United States? "The answer, I think, stems from our intensely ideological view of the cold war. We fancy ourselves as guardian of the 'free' world, though most of it isn't free, and never has been. We seek to immunize .this world against further Communist infection through massive injections of American aid, and, wherever necessary, through direct American intervention. Such a vast undertaking has at least two defects: first, it exceeds our national capability; second, among the newly emerging nations, where the specter of Western imperialism is dreaded more than communism, such a policy can be self-defeating. As a seasoned, friendly foreign diplomat recently put it: 'The United States is getting involved in situations where no one—not even a nation of saints—would be welcome.' " AfflllATl MEMBER 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 . «.| 00 Single Copies '.'.".'.. 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly . . . $tl 00 No subscription less than 8 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST Wife to husband, upon opening his anniversary present to her: "Oh, darling, a mink coatl Is it genuine mirtk?" Husband; "Well, if it's not, I'm out $25." —The Alton Democrat Are you winter-weary? Have you noticed, cold as it may be, it is staying light much longer. Many a snow and select storm before Spring, but it is on its way. —The Tri-County News For And About Teenagers] HE WIU TAUK TO ME OTWEKS THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am 14 and in the eighth grade. I'm interested in a boy who is a year older, but I am afraid to tell my mother about it. He hardly no. tices me, although he will talk to me when others are around. Usually, he doesn't notice me. Please let me know if a girl of H is allowed to court. Please belp me and give me some advice." OUR REPLY: Your nearest- end best—advice will come from your mother. Most mothers understand that a girl o! 14 will begin to show an interest in boys. You should not be afraid to discuss things with your mother. You expect too much if you think she will agree to let you "court" whomever and whenever you please, but you must have her permission and approval before you begin having dates. Take your problems to your mother not, perhaps, when she is busy cooking dinner or otherwise occupied, but when she is relaxing or when you are alone together. You will find that you need not fear to tell her anything that is on your mind. You'll be disappointed only if you expect her to forget that she has a responsibility as a parent. II you havt a ttcnagt piobltm you Waal lo ducun, or on obitivalion lo "Weu, tlutt eenpietet yonr ebeekvp — BOW while yon p«t your ihlrt III call UHB coroner." from HKJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The U4}. ud Great Britain agreed on (he boundary of Alaska, March M, 1WS. Rntfia announced renewal of Russo-Japanese fishing pacts, March *8| 1943* George Washington signed act creating the U.S. Navy, March 27, 1794. Japan withdrew from the League of Nations, March 27, 1933. Final nnJt of Rockefeller Center, New York City, was completed, March 28, 1940, making it the world's largest office and entertainment development The Dominion of Canada was established, March 29, 1867. The United States purchased Alaska, March 3», 1867. Wabaih, Indiana became the first town wholly lighted by efee- tridty from a single point, March 31,1880. 10M2S AGO IN TUB u.. > ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FAANK- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 20, 1956 - o With the arrest of three Twin City men following a pinning gun fight at Danbury, Wise., law enforcement officers of three states solved a series of burglaries, including five at Ledyard and three at Lakota, which took place in February. One of the men was wearing boots stolen from Brack's Market in Lakota. - o- An unusual event upset the Roy Pehrson family at their home northwest of Swea City when their television set caught fire during the blizzard. Luckily, they were able to disconnect the machine and carry it outside before any great damage was done. A short circuit caused the blaze. - o - Wilbur Zeigler, well-known Algona farmer, was elected commander of the local V. F. W. post. Vaughn Hoover was elected senior vice commander, Curtis Muth, junior vice commander, and Jim Kelly, quartermaster. - o With no sub-zero readings registered, it appeared spring might be shaping up - of course, it should have because this was the opening day of that most pleasant of all seasons. Low reading during the period was a seven above mark, while the high, a 45, came along the next day. - o Members of the eighth grade club held a "Sox Hop" at the Lucia Wallace school at Algona. Prizes were given for the loudest sox and the prettiest sox. Music was furnished by the Combeau boys, Tom Hutchison, Larry Wicks, Allen Reid, Larry Hutzell, David Richardson and Richard Tuttle. - o Sue LaBarre, Marianna Steele and Edith Christensen, Algona accompanied the home economics teacher, Carol Nutter, to Des Moines where they attended an F. H. A. meeting. - o - Mrs. Thomas Dunphy, Whittemore, entered the Lutheran hospital at Ft.' Dodge and underwent surgery. She was reported recovering satisfactorily. - o Don Schaap, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Schaap, was awarded a junior college varsity wrestling letter for outstanding performance on his team at Kemper Military school, Booneville, Mo. . o - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seefeld, Wesley, arrived home from their winter stay in San Juan, Tex. They bought a new trailer house and left it there for the next season. It was 101 degrees in San Juan when they left and they found no snow until they reached Marshalltown. - o - Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ruske,and Kaye, and Steven Stoeber of Fenton, went to Iowa City to attend the Iowa-Kentucky game. Steven was a guest of his brother Bill while at Iowa City. - o The Co-operative Elevator Co., Irvingtoo, held its annual meeting March 13. J. C. Mawdsley resigned his position as director, after having served 35 years in the capacity. John Schnakenberg was elected as new director. The question of building another large quonset for storage of government was discussed and all members seemed to be in favor. - o- Janet Krueger, Lone Rock student nurse at Broadlawn hospital school of nursing at Des Moines, was capped in the capping exercise March 9. Miss Krueger was a member of the student chorus and was the accompaniest for several songs the chorus sang. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee Algona, went to Des Moines where Mr. Sigsbee attended an air-conditioning meeting. Mrs. Sigsbee visited the WHO studios where she met Jack shelly, news bureau head, who conducted her on a tour of the station. - o Dean L. Barnes, county ex- tension director, wouldn't believe it except it happened to him all in one day - March 10 to be exact - be heard thunder, saw a flock of docks, and got stock In the snow, all on the same day. 20YEMS AGO IN tHt FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES March 26, 1946 A "flash storm" In Plum Creek township did considerable damage. Various reports had been received, one saying that lightning struck a home and knocked out some windows, another that 100 chickens were drowned after windows in the chicken house were blown out. One power transformer was struck by lightning in the Burt area. - o George Yates, head of the Des Molnes Register and Tribune press photography department, was to be the guest speaker at the Junior Chamber of Commerce banquet for basketball squad members of Algona high school and St. Cecelia's Academy. Ray Cook was chairman of the banquet committee. - o Algona's hospital woes were darker than ever, although belated efforts were being made to keep the Kossuth hospital open after May 1, when Mrs. Nita Boswell had stated she would close it. Two sisters from a Dubuque organization were invited to take over the management of the Kossuth hospital, but declined as the organization was going to go ahead with plans to build a new hospital in Dubuque. - o The senior class of Titonka consolidated school sponsored a formal buffet dinner in honor of the basketball squad. A formal dance was held, during which king and queen of the high school were crowned. Arthur Bufflngton and Lois Peterson were the two people chosen by secret ballot. - o- From "Odds and , Ends" column - Around the Town u Gladys Shumway baying some fishing plugs preparatory to an active summer .... Ken Harris watching the station while brother George grabbed a quick lunch.... Duke Kinsey in a red and black outdoor shirt.... throngs looking in the window of Sharp's Jewelry prior to the opening .... quite a lineup before the employment office, registering for unemployment pay, - o H. R. Zumach and son, Herbert, Whlttemore, were up in northern Minnesota where they purchased a carload of seed potatoes. They reported snowdrifts as high as ten feet and plenty of mud roads. - o Only a few weeks separated two Lone Rock brothers in their entrance into the army, and only a matter of three days separated them in receiving their army dis- CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .-. AOBOSS 1. Red-flowered tree: Haw. 6. Musical instrument, 11. Irregular, 05 it gnawed away 12. Harder to find J3. Porefathers: poet, 14. Parts of churches 16. Oriental lute 16. Ahead 17. Peer Oynt's mother 18. Site of Cornell University 22. British political party 24. Vermin 28. Muslims' faith 29. Harmonize 30. Lean-to 3J. Flowing substances 32. Grins 34. Exclamation 37. Biblical king 38. Spigot 41. Fencers' foils 43. Form (threads) into a fabric <|5. Mountain pools 46. Bury 47. Shadowy i8. Web-footed birds DOWN 1. For fear that 2. Assam, silkworm 3. Dreadful 4. Employ C. Roman money 6. French coin 7. Lick 8. Bear constellation 8. Golf course parts 10. Celt 16. Paddle 19. Frogs 20. Drone 21. Debate 22.Fortl. fled place 23. Cinder 25. Awned 26. Relative of Edward 27. French pronoun 29. Entire 31. Small, pear- shaped fruit 33. Describing tree's north side 34. Favorites ziuisa HHHUH HGJH HUQCJ HHIIHH C3HC1H0 uaaa HHBH 3\ Brightly colored fish 38. Olympus queen 39. Birds 40. Father: Fr. 42. Conclude 43. Peruke 41. Chemical suffix 13 11. Z.6 41 4T 4T W 4*. 20 j; Ib 51 1?. 14 SI 2.4 7T 8 17 SI 10 THE GOLDEN YEARS WHAT RETIREMENT MEANS — A STEP TOWARD AN ANSWER T'here ire times when one who * writes or reads a column such AS this should look beyond the rheumatism and the pensions and into the deeper meanings of retirement. So what follows here is that kind of look. You may want to pass it up. Other features in the paper may be less disturbing to you. Why is it that you come up to age 65 or so and stop your life's work? Most of us know the prac. tical answers to that. Pensions, life insurance, annuities, and now Social Security and Medicare are pegged to age 65. It would be a great nuisance to change things. Some businesses would lose money, or at least would not make so much money. There would be confusion in the ranks of employers end government and welfare people whose thinking is attuned to your stopping work at 65. There would be a crisis in the theories of many presumed authorities in these matters: that if you didn't go at 65 there would be no jobs for the 24-year-olds who want a rung on the ladder. But there is something beyond the practical to think about. And one of these must surely be that God—or Nature, if you prefer— is wrong. Or that everybody else is. There was nothing in the Com. mandments, or anywhere else, that requires living things on the earth to give up 15 years or so before dying, losing the means of achieving, losing the status 40 years of work have won . . . and sliding into "retirement" and nothingness. If Whatever-it-is that rules our destiny here had wanted us to spend 22 years preparing to live, 15 years forgetting how, and only 40-odd years to be worthy, then perhaps we would have been put here only after puberty and sent along after the menopause. Which would, have been quite a trick. But Me who can make the grass grow green in the spring could have managed it. Why is it that we are taught to believe the 65-year-old is weary and wants to lay down his tools? The most simple of these surveys that we worship these days would show that 40-year-olds have a far more passionate desire to be done with it all. If, tomorrow, the young were offered the inducements to quit that the 65-year-old is offered—pensions, Social Security, Medicare, etc.—by next Monday there would be nobody around to run the streetcars. N.w GOLDEN YEARS 36-pog. beokl.t new ready. Send SOe in coin le 0*p<. CSPS. car* ol Ihli ntwspapcr, to Box 1S72. Grand C.nlral Station. New York charges. The brothers were Kyrwood Quinn, staff sergeant, and John W. Quinn, sergeant, son of county supervisor and Mrs. J. F. Quinn. - o The Union township spelling contest was held at Good Hope with contestants from the third grade to the eighth grade participating. The champion speller was Margaret Heerdt from Dist. No. 7. - o Kenneth Johnson, Vincent Votteler, Eugene Wegener, Howard Finnestad and Merril Mueller, Fenton, drove to Camp Crowder, Mo. where they visited Art Mueller and Deland Bolte, who were stationed there. - o Mrs. Alf Lee, Ottosen, entertained in honor of her husband's birthday. After a chicken dinner, cards were played. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. John vinaas and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hofius and Mr. and Mrs. Knut Oppedahl and Knut, Jr. - o A. E. Pertl was re-elected head of the West Bend Commercial Club and Jim Olson was named secretary - treasurer. Directors elected were Carl Vohs, R. G. Wilson, Roy Swartfager, Mel Roupe, Roy Forsythe, Otto Shafer, Ludwlg Reinen, Al Montag, R. W. Jurgens and Jerry Schutter. - o The C. E. Sigsbees of Burt moved into their new home on Main street. Their sons, Howard and Gordon, would run the farm. They had sold the small house in which the Gordon Sigsbees lived to Bernard Leeper, Djrectoi^ INSURANCE A. J. (Ante) Rkklefs Jbtpitalization Health 'it 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 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 _ RERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 _ Ted. S. Herbit 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 295-234), INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES; BUB; Donald V. Out Phone 295-2540 Box m Algona, Iowa PR, J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 296-2334 OPTOMETR1 DR. L. L. BNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 29M71S Closed Saturday Afternoons HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Rearing Aid Glasses) 9 East State Street ^^ _ Phone 295-2196 Hows: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR DONALD J. KINGFIILD . Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 _. .. — m Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN 23 7s one Home Phon « 295-2378 295-3308 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-Prl. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports MELVIN G. BOURNE, RU>. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-8345 Residence Phone 29$-22"7 J. N. KENEFICK, M,P, Physician & Surgeon WJ W state StrSt Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-26^ CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY iav a N. Podg* Ph. l»-Wl M. SCHUTTER, M,P, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN p. KOOB, M.P, Physicians & Surgeon* 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2

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