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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 7, 1966
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2-Alflona (la.) Upper Bar Mdtoil thundery, April f, 1966 KOSSUTH FARM LOSS In the five-year period from 1959 through 1964, Kosiuth county had a total decrease of 324 farms. There were 2,582 farm* in the county in 1964, the Federal agriculture census diiclotes, down from the 2,906 total of 1959. Loss of farms is not pleasing. Yet it is a result of economic factors which are not going to change. The remaining 2,582 farms may be stronger and on a sounder financial footing than was the earlier situation. We certainly hope so. And, it should also be remembered, that on some of these consolidated farms, two families are now living. Thus the total population loss in rural areas may not be as much as at first indicated. Farm operations today require far more in capital investment than was the case 20 or more years ago. A well-equipped farm today has more of an investment in machinery than does the average retail store in many of Iowa's towns and cities. The value of land in the area has gone up, while the total farms have gone down. We hope that the five-year period mentioned was the peak year for farm consolidations, and while more have resulted since 1964, the total is nowhere near as great. Farming, like anything else, has to be conducted in an efficient and practical manner. We regret the loss of farms, but hope that in the final summary we find a stronger and better agricultural backbone for our area. RAILROADS ARE IMPORTANT The value of railroads to a nation have been pretty well down-graded in recent years. Yet when the union of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers goes on strike, in two days time the nation finds much industry grinding to a halt. The railroads are pretty Important, after all. Maybe we should stop down-grading their value to the nation. THOSE FLYING OBJECTS It is possible that some of the unidentified flying objects which seem to be soaring around the country may have substance and be loaded with little green men from other planets. But at least one group of objects have been identified, ai a product of. the originality of students from the California Institute of Technology at Pasadena. This is the same school 'Upper Dee HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 30511 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 W 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 $-1.00 Single Copies ICc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semt weekly SU.OO No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST which manipulated one of football's greatest plays, ond It wasn't on the gridlrlon. Some Cal Tech students got Into the cheerleader sanctum of the Rose Bowl and twitched rooter section cards for those magnificent team tributes. The University of Southern California student body, as a result, came up with one card display which proclaimed, "Hurrah For Cal Tech." This time it seems that Cal Tech Ingenuity built some eight foot plastic balloons from which were hung red flares. As they soared Into the night sky and meandered across the countryside, aluminum strips flapping in the breeze, they really were something. On rador screens they seemed to be a block long. As for the rest of the flying objects, nothing specific has developed, other than opinion that swamp gases in Michigan have caused some of the phenomena, etc. etc. One thing about it. At least whoever Is operating the "Objects" seem to have enough sense to stay with their space vehicles. Maybe they feel there's too much trouble on earth to get seriously involved, MADAME PRIME MINISTER The lady Prime Minister of India seemed to have enjoyed her trip to the United States, and as the head of state in the only near- democratic government in Asia, we hope she did. China has the most people in Asia, but India isn't far behind. Both have one thing in common — periodic famines. China and India are the real powers In Asia, China now and India potentially. The highest mountains in the world between these two population giants are well placed and probably have a little something to do with the fact that thus far they have not engaged in any first class wars. Madame Gandhi, the Prime Minister, did not return empty-handed, either. She was assured that a U.S. loan of $800 million would be made to India by the U.S., in addition to the previous donation of millions of bushels of U.S. wheat in an effort to halt starvation in that country. Neither gift, however, changed the Prime Minister's previous statement that India did not intend to lend any support to our efforts in Viet Nam. PRINT PRICES GO UP Orundy Center Register — Print paper manufacturers haVe announced that the price of print paper will go up next month. This increase will raise the operating cost of every newspaper in the country. Newspapers with large circulations will feel'the increase the most. Labor and other operating costs have been going up every year. The only way newspapers can withstand the increase in operating costs is to raise their subscription price and advertising rates. It is the subscriber and the advertiser who will be required in the long run to bear the burden of higher newspaper operating costs. The U. S. Government can give no help in regulating the price of print paper, as the bulk of the paper Is produced in mills in Canada. A PUZZLER FOR PARENTS Independence, (la). Bulletin-Journal — Why $600 was ever hit upon as the Income tax exemption for a child has never been made clear to anybody, most of all parents. It's fixed by the government, but that same government proceeds to throw doubt on both the accuracy and the justice of it. In financing the Job Corps, food, clothing and housing for a youngster is figured at $7,000 a year. Cuban refugees receive a minimal $1,200 for upkeep . . . plus $1,000 if there's a child in school. Even convicts in Federal prisons average out $2,300 a year. It may be, of course, that there was no intent to reflect a relationship between the income tax exemption figure and the actual cost of rearing a youngster. Likewise, it may have been an earlier day attempt to do something about discouraging the population explosion. For And About Teenagers) THE WEEK'S WETTER: "I don't know how to begin this, but I need some advice. I am in the 8th grade. I am known as the most outstanding girl in the classroom. My parents won't let me go to the skating rink. Lots of the kids go there, but I have not been permitted to go since the first time. Could it be because some boys had a fight there? My parents will not permit me to walk the streets with other girls. We usually walk some evenings when we don't have anything else to do. When I was eleven and twelve years old, I went just about anywhere I pleased. But, now my parents have tightened up on me. I can't go to most of tho places I used to go. Why? I am very popular with boys. Is this a good way to be with boys?" OUR REPLY: Your freedom at eleven and twelve years was not as great as you remember it. Your parents probably knew what you were doing and the company you were keeping at all times. You certainly did not walk the streets at that age. And, you should not walk the streets at night now, or, for that matter, even after you become an adult. You are now at an age where. your parents must be even more concerned about where you go, what you do, and the friends you choose. A teenager can get into trouble merely by being at' the wrong place at the wrong time. Every girl wants to be popular with boys. But, the wise girl concerns herself with doing the type of things NOW and being the type of person NOW that best prepare for a happy and successful adult life. H you havt a t»»na fl » probl«m you want to discu«», 01 an obitrvatlon to _<g,t,P,fe> byterian church in Algona and were dinner guest* at the Walker home in honor of the occasion. - o- Army Prt. Merle C. Laubenthal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Laubenthal, LuVerne, was receiving advanced infantry training at Fort Hood, f ex. The 21-year old soldier was a 1952 graduate of St. Joseph's high school. 20 MIS AGO IN TMI from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Louisiana entered the Union as the 18th state, April 8, 1812. President Wilson revived the custom of addressing Congress in person, April 8, 1913. Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomatox, Va., April 9, 1865. Bataan fell, April 9, 1942. King James I granted joint charter to two companies to colonize "Virginia", April 10, 1606. Abraham Lincoln made his last public speech, April 11, 1865. The Office of Price Administration was established, April 11, 1941. The "first shot" was fired at Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861. Frank* Un D. Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. Russia and Japan signed a five-year neutrality pact In Moscow. April 13, 1941. The first edition of Webster's Dictionary was published, April 14, 1828. 10 YEARS AGO IN THi Mstl.'fSfet* 1 J oul !•«•' '0 FOB AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANK- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES April 3, 1956 A balmy, almost hot afternoon, easily the warmest of the new spring, prompted one local old- timer (evidently a fisherman) to come up with the statement, "The ice must have thawed out of the north side of the Des Moinss river today." He was so right * the mercury had hit 79 degrees. However, rain and snow, along with cooler weather was prep dieted. The low for the week was 18. - o - Chances for a winning baseball season at St. Cecelia's Academy would hinge on a strong pitching staff, according to Coach Jim Geelan. Seventeen squad members, Including Al Grill, one of the top hurlers in the area, were working out daily. The rest of the pitching staff included Cecil Schilmoeller, Tom Kinsey and Warren Bebo. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Roland Ostwald, Whittemore, returned home from points in Mexico where they had vacationed for two weeks. - o - Jack Garry, who was teaching at Xavier high school in Dyersville, la., spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Garry, Bancroft. Pictured were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn and Mrs. LeoArn- dorfer of Bancroft who had recently flown to Hawaii for a two- week holiday. They went to visit their brothers, Tom and Robert Quinn in Honolulu, and judging from the picture, they were received in royal Hawaiian fashion. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Norman Scott, Livermore, entertained their customers to free coffee and doughnuts and gave away a thousand chicks. They operated the Scott Produce house. - o - Brownies met in the American Legion Auxiliary rooms at Wesley for election of officers and then went to Roadside Park for a marshmallow roast. Joan Ricke was elected president, Elaine Goetz, secretary, Rita Eisenbacher, treasurer, and Toni Tucker, reporter. Mesdames Nyla Newbrough and Shirley Brims were leaders. - o - Plans to operate one high school for the entire Twin Rivers community school district of Bode, Livermore and Ottosen, and grade schools at Livermore and Ottosen were discussed at an open meeting at the Bode school. At the time, all three towns operated complete school systems through high school. - o - Sharon Eigler, who was attending the Methodist Kahler Hospital school of nursing at Roch- ester, Minn., had spent the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eigler, Fenton. - o - Bonnie Lou Elliott, Algona, was honoree at a theater party, the occasion being her 16th birthday. Guests were Marcia Anderson, Judy Lowman, Faye Loss, Judy Pickett, Karen Hutchins, Sandra Strahorn, Elaine Montgomery, Phyllis Metzen, Ronette Metcalf, Mimi Wright, Paula Priebe, Helen Kuhlmann, Judy Adams, Virginia Dale, Sandra Medin and Marilyn Peglow. - o - At the F. F. A. sub-district speaking and parlimentary procedure contest at Forest City members of the parliamentary procedure team from Algona included Bob Von Bank, Dennis Schoby, Jerry Ferstl, David Seller and Harold Bjustrom, all of whom recelved'the gold award." Gary Bernau and Jim Moxleyre-; ceived gold awards for public speaking and F. F. A. creed speaking, respectively. - o- The Fenton fire department answered a call to the Jordan Knudson home and extinguished flames in the basement caused when Mrs. Knudson was working with cleaning fluid near the water heater and the fluid ignited. Mrs. Knudson's right arm was burned. - o - ' Mrs. Rose Kraft, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kraft, Judy and Joy, all of Lone Rock, attended baptismal services for Charla Jo Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, atthePres- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 9, 1946 The Ledyard Consolidated school rejected a proposal in a special election to construct a $12,000 home for teachers at the Ledyard school. Due to housing conditions in Ledyard, teachers had trouble finding a place to live, and if the vote had been favorable, it would have allowed construction of a special building for the superintendent his family and other teachers. - o - Dr. Joseph H. Edge, former pastor of the Methodist church in Algona, suffered second degree burns when he went to the aid of a 101 year-old man who was burned to death in a brush fire at Mitchell, S. D. Dr. Edge was president of Dakota Wesleyan College. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kinseth, Ottosen, were pleasantly surprised when all the rural mall carriers and auxiliary carriers of Humboldt county dropped in to help them celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. - o- Paul Flaherty was hired as Wesley's city mar shall, street and water commissioner and superintendent, and park custodian. He succeeded Paul Friberg who had served the past ten years. - o - Merle Chamberlain had returned to Camp Campbell, Ky., for reassignment after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Chamberlain aj.ljryington. ff , Merle had received a foot Injury in November in the South Pacific area and was hospitalized in Japan for some time. - o There was a housewarming gathering for the Howard Sar- chets of the' Four Corners area at their home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sarchet, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom, Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larsen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sarchet and Jessie Sarchet. - o - L. V. Johnson, buttermaker at the Lone Rock Co-op Creamery, won a $25 bond as a prize THE GOLDEN YEARS FORMULA FOR TIME-WASTING — AS RETIRED MAN SEES IT A completely candid retired man, who will tell you the whole truth, is something of a museum piece—rare and unusual. But one showed up this week, and in an unlikely place ... on the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, B.C. He had two matters on his mind. One was to move to Washington, which he insisted was "the finest spot in the world for an intelligent man to make his retirement home." The other was to benefit other retired men by passing on to them his "Formula for Time- Wasting After Age 65." This man, Mr. J. Bradley Jones, said he had perfected his formula over two years of time- wasting retirement. It follows: 1. Get a new and proper perspective on your home, which has in fact been your factory. It has produced your children, your meals, your sleeping privileges, the background for your job. You have been the absentee landlord, and your wife has been manager. 2. Where you once wrote a check for the phone bill between coffee sips before running for the bus you now make your wife clear the junk off the coffee table, lay out phone bills for the last 12 months to make sure you aren't being cheated, then write the check. That sort of thing. 3. You change the grocery marketing from a weekly to a daily pattern. Don't Europeans do it that way? Anyway, since you don't have anywhere to go every day it gives you somewhere to go every day. 4. Rent a Post Office box. This js expensive, but worth the cost.! Send in all the coupons you find in the paper and the magazines, thus getting on a lot of mailing lists, thus having something to get out of your mailbox every day. 5. Never do two errands on one trip to town. Certainly not three or four. Do one. This leaves something to do tomorrow, which you'll need. 6. Learn how to read the elec. trie meter, from the meter reader. Then you can read it three times a week to see if you use more electricity on Monday-Tuesday than on Friday-Saturday. This takes up lots of time. 7. When the bank statement comes every month, don't just check the balances. Read the endorsements. This is good for an hour. 8. Don't trust the mailman to pick up your letters from the mailbox. Take the letters to the Post Office. Another chance to get out of the house. Why Mr. Jones chooses Washington: It is where you can see world history being made; can watch the unending drama of Congress and Congressional committees; can rub shoulders with the finest cross-section of people as yokels and dignitaries from the hinterlands and from abroad come in to visit; can see sights and study history from here to there; can settle down in a community of retired government workers who have no more money for yachts and limousines than you do. Now GOIPEN YEARS 36-pagt booklet now nody. Stnd 50c in coin to Dipt. CSPS. c«» el IU» n*w»poptr. to Box J672. Grand Ctnlml Station. N*w Yoi{ I/, N.Y. CROSSWORD PUZZLE IAST WEEKS AOBOftS Lftttlift 6. Clot* nolttty ft. On* hundred Ites: India, lO.Nwt- bulld- ilif fifth 11 MOAftooft we&thef 13. Misplace* 14. Where the fitortiflf Aits 18. Small perfumed 16. point 17. Descended 18. From: 41 44. Hollo* or notch Feat 11 DOWN River in British Columbia Stir up River in Italy Fawner 1 ! word Polling; In a tilted fashion Am. humorist 26. Avaricious Ugly old woman 27. IT. 20. 21. 22. 25. Plant havinjr spear- shaped leaves Capuchin monkey Dullest Knock Silver: sym. Contraction Ex- clama- tion Hole- boring tool Impassive nan HHHH nwnanfl naa nanua naaaa ROUUU 29. Bark 30. Hot 31. Harnesses 33. Poplar 36. Only 37. Unadorned 38. Part of a plantation 40. Bow 19. 22. Norse war god 23. Past 24.SUtchbIrd 26. Viper 28. Ming or Han 32. Ouido's low note 33. Biblical king 34. Hawaiian bird 35/Idle talk 37. Yelp 39. Run away and marry 40. Mother-of- pearl 41. Vexes 42. Species of iris IZ 14. T*T 15" W 39 ?r 27 45 zo 21 Sb 11 n IS 14 2+ 4O V* 37 i-t. 50 34 31 for a workmanship contest sponsored by the Iowa State Brand Creamery Co-op. - o - Seven girls were to be confirmed Palm Sunday in the Zlon Lutheran church at LuVerne. The girls were Sally Shirk, Doris Jean Goetsch, Joan Wilhelmi, Nadaline Tindall, Margaret Wilhelmi, Joanne Hinz and Donna Meyer. - o- The 4-H meeting of the Fenton Forward club was held at the home of Juanita Mae Straley. Seven members were present. Guests were Helen and Rosemary Fuhr, Rose Mary Cornelius, Dolores Mansager, Shirley DeWall, Carol Bierstedt, Dolores Volentlne and Mrs. F. F. Mueller. Mrs. Will Weisbrod received a 20-year certificate of award as leader of the Fenton Forwards. Mrs. August Kirschbaum and Mrs. Richard Carman, Sexton, went to Mason City by bus where they visited Mrs. Aloysius Kirschbaum, a patient at the Mercy hospital there. . o - Arden Jongberg, F2c, with the Atlantic fleet, left to report to his ship after a leave spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jongberg, Swea City. Earl Kvamsdale, stationed on the west coast, was on leave from the navy and was visiting his wife and his father Ole Kvamsdale. - o - Leo Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Palmer, Algona, had written his parents he was discharged from service. He had been stationed at San Diego, and was going to San Francisco to work until the first of June when, he could come home for a visit. INSURANCE •MMMmMMM A. J. (Ante) Rleklefa JfMpltalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hall 8 8. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J, R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Linei Of Insurance 2M-8176 20B E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Iniurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2785 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. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 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. ING. WILLIAM STUDER Phone 295-2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa •^•r^^vvw^^r^^p^^VI^V^M DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 822 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRl DR. L. L, SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2718 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICRSON Eyes Examined — Contact „ 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 , AO Contact Lenses 108 So. .Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN 95 2 ™ 0ne Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-Pri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. DOCTORS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Faetbilt Reports CAHISON MANAGEMENT COMPANY WVi M. Dodj* Ph. J MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N, KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. state Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-26^4 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.», Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M-P, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2U5-5917

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