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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 14, 1966
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i-Mgona, (fa.) Upper DM Mofne* Thursday, April 14, 1966 DOUBLE STANDARD A Brifith naval vettel intercept* a Greek tanker carrying oil for Rhodetia, which in teparafing from Britiih domination went again*! fh« wiihei of the Motherland, and somehow got it««lf into hot water with the United Nationi Security Council, although it would t«em to be a cate of Rhodetia deciding to govern it» own d«»tiny. On th« other tide of the world the U.S. has b««n engaged in military action againtt the Viet Cong in Vi«t Nam and the Vief Cong has beer) getting about 50 percent of it* equipment and iupplie» by »ea, through North Viet Nam, in Britith cargo thipi. lt'» a mixed up world, all right, and one In which double itandardi prevail in international circlet. ROUNDABOUT DOLLARS For over a year, now, the U.S. hat thipped 30 tont of gold every month to France. Thit It equivalent to tome $34 million dollart, and It part of DeGaulle'^ plan to devaluate the dollar by draining away at much gold at, pottible from our own reterve*. Our government hat wondered for a long time where France wot getting the Yankee dollart. Then they found out. After France lott Viet Nam — or French Indochina at It wat then called — the French colony remained In Viet Nam, and owned and operated the Bank of Indochina with a virtual monopoly. When the U.S. ttepped into the Viet Nam picture, billloni of American dollart were poured Into the country to boltter military effartt againtt the Viet Cong. Much of the money eventually found Its way — through Saigon and the Bank of Indochina, Into the French treatury. So France, too, has been profiting nicely from the U.S. Asian effort. The same banking setup also operating In Cambodia and Laos, 10 money we spent there was also going back to France. Now the U.S. has taken two steps to stop this maneuver. American banks have been authorized to set up branches in South Viet Nam, and American troops are now being paid In military scrip. This will probably slow the flow of U.S. dollars to French coffers, If our dollars continue to be poured into Viet Nam. * * * HARD TO BELIEVE Indlanola Tribune — Wo are doing our bett to convince ourselve* that the U, S. government doe! know what It It doing in Viet Nam, but sometimes our own officials make this .Mgann "Iftppcr D cs Moines HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50911 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Russ Kolley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER NATIONAL REPUE8ENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA Oiiu Year, In udvuiu'u, Seml-wnakly - $1.00 Slntfle Coploi , )0c SUHSCKII'TION HATES OUTSIDE AREA Onu Yum 1 , in udvunrv, Si-nil weekly ,$11.00 No mibttiTlptton lvii» limn 0 numtlu, OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HATES ON REQUEST terribly difficult. Recently the matter of civilian caiualties among the South Vietnam- eie population was the topic of consideration by many member* of the press and certain senators in Washington. News reports from battle areas, including TV shots and newspaper photos, would seem to indicate an immense toll on the villagers caught in the midst of military operations. Early this year, the head of United States medical aid in South Viet Nam was quoted as saying that many thousands of civilians had been killed and wounded, and that it was hard to separate the civilians from the military in this war. There are some authorities who claim that civilian casualties have actually been higher than known military losses inflicted upon the enemy Viet Cong. Some senators, concerned that high accidental civilian deaths from our bombers or shells might create more enemies than it eliminated, prodded the defense department to provide data on these losses. Just recently, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara reported to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the number of South Vietnamese civilians killed by U. S. military actons in the seven months from August, 1965 through February, 1966, was only 109. According to McNamara, 170 other civilians were wounded by U. S. action during the same time period. This is a fantastically low number of civilian losses. If it is a correct tally, the newsmen on the scene must have shot dozens of different pictures of each casualty, for our living rooms have daily been filled with evidence that indicates a very much greater and more tragic toll than the Secretary of Defense acknowledges. According to these figures, the battle areas of Viet Nam would be quite a bit safer than the highways of Iowa. This is quite impossible to believe, in spite of the fact that the information was presented by the chief of our military forces in serious testimony before a senate committee. Such a statement certainly does nothing to help build confidence in our defense department. * * * 'RIDICULOUS' FOREIGN POLICY? Fort Dodge Messenger — Nearly a million of America's young men are now on duty In 31 nations around the world, many of them having been drafted for this purpose. A quarter million of them are in West Germany protecting her borders. Since the end of World War II we have given $125 billion in foreign aid. Of this, $50 billion has gone Into building prosperous -economies in"Western Europe—more than $5 billion to West Germany alone. Britain has been given $9.4 billion in U.S. aid, Including a $3.7 billion British loan on which the British have paid neither principal nor Interest for two years. Is it any wonder then that the American people are shaken when they read where West Germany In cooperation with firms In France, Switzerland, Great Britain and Italy are putting together a deal to provide a $150 million modern steel plant for Red China? The West German government has pledged $87.5 million as a guarantee for the deal that would be built by an international consortium. This insulting move comes on top of the fact that Britain and other free world ships continue to supply North Viet Nam. In the last quarter of 1965, 44 ships flying allied flags delivered supply cargoes to the enemy In North Viet Nam. Thirty-five of these 44 ships were British. It is a matter of record that these socalled friends of the United States haven't lifted their finger to aid us with the war in Viet Nam. But at least shouldn't they refrain from aiding the enemy? Meanwhile, the Administration is worried over Red China and has stated that we are fighting in Viet Nam to contain the Chinese. Now those countries we have called allies turn around and prepare to bolster Red China's war making capability through a multi-million deal to build a steel mill there. This mill will have the capacity to produce steel which could be used to manufacture bombs, missiles, guns, and bullets that could ond up being used against American boys. And what is the price we must pay for our ridiculous foreign policy? The answer to date: More than 2,000 American have died in Viet Nam. For And About Teenagers ] WHAT IS WRoNe WITH L.ON& HAIR,, THE WEEK'S LETTER: "What, I ask, is wrong with long hiirT I am not pleading for my. •elf, since my hair is reasonably short, but I have simply become disgusted with schools, teachers and principals that literally force boys to get their hair cut. "Long hair, when groomed properly, can look quite nice. Even when it is an ugly mess, what right do schools have to interfere with an individual's grooming habits? Are they not infringing upon an individual's freedom? It seems downright rude to tell someone else how to have their hair, Long hair is supposed to be a boy's 'rebellion against authority'. However, most boys like to wear (heir hair long. Even if it is 'rebellious 1 , what harm can It do? Does long hair damage anything? I don't get It." OUR REPLY: Long-hair for boys is a relatively new fad (and fad it Is), but for centuries teachers, schoolmasters, and principals have been commanded by the responsibility of their position to insist upon good grooming. The problem is not long hair, properly groomed, but too-long hair, not groomed at all. In the opinion of this column, a boy's hair is too long if you cannot distinguish the shape of his ears or the depth and width of his forehead. When you see a slacks-clad teenager walking down the street and cannot determine whether it is a "he" or a "she", somebody's hair is too short or too long. Boys may have different reasons for joining the "fad"— rebellion, perhaps; but also an attempt at Individuality which it is not), the desirt- to attract attention, or unwillingness to accept the fact that sooner or later they will have to act like an adult and accept adult responsibilities. U T«v» bent « U«0«V« JPMMt» T«u wool (9 .dfccww, w « vbitnroCw Jo U«f lo FOB AND ... AND nuwi- from HISIORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Abraham Lincoln died, April 15, 1865. The S.8. Titanic struck an Iceberg and sank, April 15, 1912. Born on Aprt\ 16 were Wilbur Wright (1867); Amos Alonzo SUgg (1862); and Charley Chaplin (1889). The San Francisco earthquake took place, April 17, 1906. An earthquake occurred on the Island of Formosa on the same day. Pierre Laval formed a new cabinet In Vichy, France, assuming title of Chief of Government, April 18, 1942. President Roosevelt created a War Manpower Commission, April 18, 1942. Cessation of hostilities marked the end of the Revolutionary War, April 19, 1783. War was declared with Spain, April 20, 1898. Adolph Hitler waa born, April 20,1889. Maryland's Toleration Act guaranteed religious freedom to all, April 21,1649. 10 MIS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 10, 1956 - 0 - ; A total of $1,455 had been received as contributions for the 1956 Charity Ball, according to H. W. Miller, treasurer. Ramona Amfahr, daughter of the Matt Amfahrs, was chosen Queen of the ball. - o - Two daring, sawed-off shotgun toting men, who held more than a dozen persons at bay, robbed the Drive-In Theatre of $163 and escaped despite road blocks set up rapidly all over this section of the state by sheriffs and patrolmen. Dick Phillips, manager of both theatres, was ordered to empty the cash register into a sack. The pair also got away with a billfold owned by Lee Stockwell which contained four or five dollars. - o Wallace Hawcott, Burt, was on crutches due to an injured knee. Mrs. Hawcott took him to Mason City for x-rays and it was found an operation would be necessary for complete recovery. - o Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kern, Fenton, were parents of an 11 lb., 4 oz. son, born April 3 at the Emmetsburg hospital. - o - Mrs. C. G. MacumberandMrs. Leonard Warner, Algona, were among hostesses at a miscellaneous shower given at the Lutheran church at Burt for Alvina Baade, whose engagement and approaching marriage to Max Bierstedt had been announced. Others in attendance from here were Mrs. Don Bierstedt, Mrs. Betty Bierstedt, and Dora Bierstedt. - o - Algona high's Bulldogs opened their baseball season with an easy, 16-0 verdict over Titonka. Four hurlers went to the hill for the winners, Harvey Peglow, Dave Kohl, Doug Meyer, and Loren Nelson, and they combined to hold Titonka to a lone safety, a single by Carol Asche in the 6th frame. Al Grill fired a one - hitter as St. Cecelia's Blue Knights chalked up a 5-0 decision over Emmetsburg Catholic. Grill's control was near- perfect as he struck out 12 and walked only one during the game. - o- From Algona high school's "Hi Jinks' column - "Tom Hutchison's vigorous campaign for district council treasurer ended successfully - he was elected." - o Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Johnson moved into their new home in the north side of Swea City. The George Selzers moved from an apartment in the flyman residence to the Berhow house where the Johnsons had lived. - o Mesdames Mildred Arndor- j. fer, Marie Doughan and Elaine Downs, Wesley, members of the Hancock rural chorus, sang at the Rural Women's Day in Garner, and were going to sing at KGLO, Mason City, in the near future. - o The W. D, Ley family moved into their new ranch home south of Lakota and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mussman moved into the former Ley home which they had purchased. - o Mrs. Bernard Phelps of Portland twp. was pleasantly surprised when relatives and friends came in to help her celebrate her birthday. Included among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Phelps and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krominga of Titonka. - o St. Ann hospital received a check for $6,450 from the Ford Foundation, representing half of its share of the grant, the balance of the gift to be paid in 1957. Final decision on the use of the money was left to the hospital's governing board, the only condition being that the funds could not be used for repaying past obligations or operating expenses for services currently being performed. - o - Judy Rieken, Algona, entertained six classmates at a movie and slumber party, the occasion being her 17th birthday. Guests were Connie Priebe, Marilyn Dreesman, Sharon Powers, Darlene Skog- strom, Maribelle Kain and Delores Thompson. - o- Four air force reserve officers from the Algona Flight were on a two week tour of active duty at Des Moines. Attending were Col. Luther Fairbanks and Major Don Patterson of Burt and Major Leighton Misbach and Major Don Hemmingsen of Algona. 20 YESES nundty was Mr*. Earl Thompson. Mr. Thompson met hi* bride when be wa* stationed in England with the army medical corps. '- o- Albert Werringa of Lakota had a badly Injured eye as the result of an auto accident when the car la which he was riding was sideswiped by another machine as they were passing a stalled car. Mr. Werridga's eye was badly cot with glass and he was taken to Mankato to have glass splinters removed. - o- Jonn Voungwirth, Wesley, was the proud possessor of a new 1946 Pontiac; Elof Pearson had recently purchased a new Chevrolet and Frank Fox had a new Chevrolet truck. - o- A quilting party was held at the Mike Coyle home at Ottosen. The group tied one wool quilt and cut caps and collars for Easter favors for the American Legion Auxiliary. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Honus, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford and Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pooch, and Mr. and Mrs. George Bruellman, Melvin and Elaine. - o The Titonka school received' a rating of I in two divisions at the pre-state music contest at Britt. Those receiving a rating of I were Lenice Brandt, mezzo-soprano soloist, and the girls glee club. Irvin Rippentrop, baritone, Florence Schutter, Pearl Beenken, contralto, the girls trio, the mixed quartette and the mixed chorus received a rating of n. - o - The Otto Harlans, Portland twp., received a cablegram from their son Verle who was in France, saying he would sail for home April 7. He would get his discharge at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin. - o Nate Studer of Wesley was pictured with "Prince Royal 6th," a year old bull, selected as champion bull of the Iowa Royal Shorthorn show at Des Moines. Ben G. Studer and Sons, Shorthorn cattle breeders from Wesley, entered the animal and showed both the champion bull and the champion female. - o - Sunday, April 7, was an outstanding day for the Fenton Methodist church. At the morning worship the service men and women were honored, followed by a basket dinner served by the ladies of the church. Intheafter^ noon, fte new Hammond organ was dedicated under the leadership of the pastor, Rev. F. C. Preul. - o * Janice, daughter of Mr. an3 Mrs. Arnold Meine, Letts Creek, had the misfortune to fall off the new merry-go-round which had recently been installed at the school grounds, and broke her arm. - o - Mothers in the north part of Whittemore did not have to worry about their children for awhile. They knew where they were for they were practically living in the John Ruhnke back year where Mr. Ruhnke was building a garage. From 6 to 8 preschoolers were in constant attendance. The youngsters were constantly popping $64 questions as Mr. Ruhnke tried to get the foundation ready for the cement work. - o- An electrical contract for $11,500 went to the Pratt Electric Co. of Algona, in connection with the letting of contracts for construction of a $200,000 building for the Ruthven Consolidated school. The old school had been destroyed by fire. - o Baseball received its 1946 baptism in Algona circles, as well as around the county as the Algona high school and St. Cecelia Acade<../ teams swung into action. Algona high's new baseball team squeezed out a 7 to 5 win over Titonka, while St. Cecelia's ran into the ever tough St. John's team of Bancroft, and lost 18 to 2. CALVES Multiple births are becoming common on the Myron Miller farm northeast of Kiron. Within a three-week period one of his cows gave birth to twins and another had triplets; all are healthy. • • •$? {Professional Director^! UL FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 10, 1946 - o The post office department approval for a new city carrier was granted, and Algona would now have three carriers in the residential districts and one in the business section. At the same time the Chubb street addition had been added to the city carrier routes, which would cause some re-arrangement of the routes. - o Pictured on the front page were the four newly-elected directors of the Algona Chamber of Commerce - James R. Murtagh, Roy R. Hutzell, Joe Bradley and Roy Ingham. - o - The first overseas bride to come to the LuVerne corn- CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Meager 6. Waterproof covers U. Having openings 12. Name for God In Book of Job 13. Wrath 14. Lady of lyrics 15. Whim 16. Comblike tissue: Zool. 17. Conjunction 18. Hit: si. 19. Showy flower 22. Humor 25. Turkish decree 26. Glistened 28. Observe 29. City: Pa. 31. Augments 32. Bone 33. Refunded 36. SLnbad's airlift 38. River in Italy 39. Covers with asphalt 41. Prongs 42. Greek princess 43. Begin 44. Shelters for soldiers DOWN 1. Wild sheep 2. Fellow member 3. Seaweed 4. Require 5. Norse god 6. Sends out "Gun- smoke" 7. Exclamation of dismay 8. Defeat 9. Peel 10. S.E. Asia native 16. Hawaiian food 17. Japanese sashes 18. Most furtive 20. Go: Scot, 21. Hypothetical force 22. Court 23. Not guilty 24. Afternoon receptions 27. Ex- clama- tion 30. Conducted 31. Anxious 33. Rodents 34, Redact LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ usaa HQGJH jawaa QHQQU HHEJH aa QHB man HO aaaa as aaaaaa aasa 35. Pineapple: So. Am. 36. Uncommon 37. Part of the range 39. Abyss 40. Fr. pronoun 17 2-5 W 4-1 43 15 ^\ 51 Ifc it lb 30 lb 44 & a* 32 10 40 ^^-^V^P*r^V^W^^-^V^W_w«_ INSURANCE A. J. (Ante) Rlcklefa ffeftpitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hall 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 2964176 20tt 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. 8. Herbit KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 174,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffhitm, 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 SERVICED INC WILLIAM STUDER Phone 295-2705 Box ab'J 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa . _^ ^DENTISTS '^^^^^^^"•'•^^•^•^•••Wi^Mi^WB^^^iWBiWi^i^iW DR, J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State ,' . Algona Telephone 2954715 Closed Saturday Afternoon! .'' • DR. HAROLD W, ERICKBON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glauei 9 East State Street ,* Phone 295-2198 h H rf* : J ! 2°J 1 ' m " to 5:<W * M Closed Saturday Afternoona DR. DONALD J. KINGPIf LD Optometrist $ visual Analysis and \ Visual Training f? Contact Lenses * 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 E iropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN •»* :*£&• Office Hours $ 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Prl.t' 8:30-12:00 Sat. A,Mil DOCTdRS^ l&TfcfLLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service FactbiU Reports CARUON MANAGEMENT COMPANY MELVIN 0. BOVBNE, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2877 J. N, KENEFICK, MJ). Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 •Residence Phone 295-24iW ki JOHN M, SCHVTTJSR, " Residence Phone $5-2 DEAN F. Physicians $ Surgeon? 2W No. Podge, Algon'a Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 2U5-5917

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