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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 5, 1966
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4-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moifttt A BUSY GOVERNOR Indianola Tribune — Within the time span of twenty-four hours, lowans last week witnessed two dramatic examples of the very valuable asset we have in Governor Harold Hughes. This is nothing new, since his contributions as governor have been evident time and time again, but it should not go without note. For the past three years, the conflict between the small group of Old Order Amish, living in northeast Iowa, and the state school laws had grown steadily worse. It reached a climax last fall when repeated court fines and attempts to physically force Amish children to attend public schools brought Iowa nationwide attention. If was not, however, the type of attention most lowans wanted —• national television coverage of peace officers chasing Amish youngsters into the cornfields nearjheir country schoolhouse. In the minds of many, and in spite of the apparently clear legal implications of the affair, the State of Iowa wa^'becoming the big, bad bully and the Old Order Amish were the innocent victim. When it become apparent that no progress towards settlement of the problems would come from the actions taken last fall, Governor Hughes entered the controversy by publicly asking for a moratorium on legal maneuvers. In an effort that was very time consuming and must have required the ultimate in patient mediation, Governor Hughes personally played a key role in forging a compromise agreement that both sides could accept. On February 22 he announced that a temporary agreement had been reached in the Amish problem, and outlined possible ways to make this a permanent solution. Most observers give the Governor full credit for bringing this very explosive issue to-the point of a friendly agreement. One day later, on the 23rd, Governor Hughes was off to the Far East, the leader of a delegation of 87 lowans on a three week trade mission. This is a follow-up to the very successful trade mission Hughes headed to Europe lot year, and is another indication of the dedicated service he gives his office. FIRST VIET NAM CASUALTY Emmetsburg Democrat — Emmetsburg and Palo Alto County now list iheir first casualty of the Viet Nam war, Galen D. Grethen, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grethen, who was killed by small arms fire in combat operations April 16. Many 'of our readers may feel they knew Galen, even though they never met him, through a letter or two he wrote his parents from Viet Nam and which have been published in The Democrat. Galen experienced some of the worst of "Hipper Hea Mo'mes HIE. 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 IN NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Yisar, in advance, Semi-weekly $-4.00 Single Copies ; 10c sdl ASCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA Out 1 Yciar, in advance, Semi weekly $U.OO No sub Bcriptlon less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST the dirty jungle war in Viet Nam, He saw brutality, mutilation, horror and death and savage treatment of innocent women and children. He chose to be a paratrooper, one of the most dangerous ways to serve, and to be a combat medic, because he was interested in medicine and wanted to help heal the wounded. One of his last patients was a dying Viet Cong woman who had been an enemy moments before. We knew Galen as a likeable, pleasant, accommodating helper at his dad's Conoco station. He was the quiet sort with a friendly grin. This town has had heroes in all of this country's wars in the last hundred years. Galen is the first in Viet Nam. SENATOR UNDER FIRE The Milwaukee Journal - Between Jan. 24 and March 1 columnist Drew Pearson published some 13 documented reports on alleged activities of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and his relations with Gen. Julius Klein, lobbyist and a registered agent for West German interests. "Surely this is a matter for serious attention and some action. Dodd himself deserves the opportunity to clear his name if the charges are untrue. The Senate itself should want to know whether they are true. "Two facts, however, indicate how little the Congress likes to look into such matters. Rep. Resnick (D-N.Y.) took the House floor to discuss the charges against Dodd and was gavelled down by Speaker McCormack. One does not criticize a member of the opposite house. The Ethics Committee did not even meet until Dodd's statement that he would show it his files. By tradition it doesn't meet unless a Senator asks that it investigate him —perhaps the major reason it meets so seldom. Yet the Ethics Committee is empowered to meet and act on its own and reportedly one formal request for action on Dodd was filed. "Dodd is an important Senator. His reputation and that of the Senate itself require that these serious charges be fully investigated." CONTRADICTIONS Fort Dodge Messenger — In the light of the •latest political turmoil in South Viet Nam and the rising anti-American feeling there, the Administration's often repeated position as to why our troops are fighting and dying \n trust" coGntry'* w ffpp"ears less convincing aU the time. . • The contradictions of the U.S. course in Viet Nam are becoming more apparent with each passing day. Not only must our troops fight the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese army troops, but now they must take steps to protect themselves from the South Vietnamese as well. The truth is that the case for the Viet Nam war as far as the United States is concerned is the weakest of any case for our last four wars. Whatever may be said against Wilson's policy in World War I, a powerfully strong case can be made for the proposition that we had to fight then in order to avoid living in a world dominated by a hostile military conqueror. The same case can be made even more powerfully for World War II, in which we were, after all, gttacked. In the Korean war our troops were conducting a duly authorized United Nations defense against the violations of an internationally recognized frontier. The Viet Nam war differs in vital respects from the other three. We can hardly claim that North Viet Nam threatens our vital interests as a world power, or even that China would threaten them in the event of a Communist victory in South Viet Nam. So we fall back on the argument that we are defending a free people against military aggression but we can find little support to sustain this position. The United Nations, which is duly authorized to decide when aggression has occurred and to recommend steps for dealing with it, has made no such decision or recommendation as to Viet Nam. What is happening in South Viet Nam today may awaken the American people to the urgency of getting this war over with. Patriotism is not the issue here and the bravery of American fighting men is not in question. It is the blind and unrealistic policy that has taken us there that we oppose For And About Teenagers THE WE EK'S LETTER: "I am sixteen. Recently, I dated a girl I liked I very much. I took her to a s ocial and when I took her he >me, I asked if I could date h er aga In. She said 'yes', if she didn't have anything else ph inned. The problem: she alwa; ys has something planned. Evei -y time I ask her for a date, s. he ha s to work late, or some 'thing else. She always speaks • when we meet, but when I asl (for a date, she has something else to do. How can I get another date with her? Would it help if I sent flowers?" OUR REPLY: It might help if you sent flowers, but it may not be the thing to do. It could be that you are working too hard at the problem, if you ask this girl for a date every time you see her, she is ready with an answer because she knows that you will ask her. Fall back and regroup. Don't ask her for a date for a while and find out, if you can, why she is always busy. Next time, be specific. Don't just ask for a "date". Ask her to a dance, a social, something 'definite'. And, if she says 'yes', be sure to send flowers. H yoy hovf o Itfnogt problem you wont to di««»t, or on opifrvalien 19 mab«. oddrftt your l«Htr to FOB AND A6OUI TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBUigAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT. KY. IN THE HOME tfREAT IS tl NEED FOR LOVING WSC1P11NE, TRUST AND UESPSCT from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The dirigible Hlndenburg was destroyed by fire, May 6, 1937. The Works Progress Administration was established, May 6, 1935. The Lusitanta was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, May 7, 1915. Hernando De Soto discovered the Mississippi, May 8, 1541. May 8, 1945 was VE (Victory In Europe) Day. The 17th amendment, providing for direct election of Senators, was ratified, May 9, 1913. Ethopla was annexed by Italy, May 9, 1936. The first transcontinental railway was completed, May 10, 1869. Famous London buildings, Including the House of Commons and Chamber, were destroyed in a bombing raid, May 10, 1941. • ' Christopher Columbus began his last voyage to the New World, May 11, 1502. The American Federation of Labor was established, May 11, 1886. The Coronation of King George, May 12, 1937, established a record as the "longest radio program ever recorded." train and rode to Swea City where they visited the Ray Smith hatchery, and were treated to a candy bar and given two baby chicks apiece by Mr. Smith. The ride, incidentally, was in a little red caboose. 10 YESES AGO IN TUB FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 1, 1956 Kermit Kuecker, Whittemore, had the misfortune to lose his brooder house by fire when he was getting the house ready to place some chicks in. He started the brooder stove to regulate it, then turned it off to spray the interior. In some unknown way, gas combustion developed and the whole building was ablaze at once. Mrs. Kuecker suffered some slight burns. The building burned to the ground before West Bend firemen got to the farm. - o Members of the East Fork Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of Algona and Conservation Officer Frank Tellier of Burt planted 175,000 small northern pike in the Des Moines river. - o - Two 15-year old Canadian training school escapees were apprehended by officer Ernie Hutchison of the Algona police department following a breakneck, zig-zag chase through the city. After the capture, Hutchison stated, "I don't know how fast we were going during the chase, I was too busy to look at the speedometer. The boys were captured in a stolen car, the fourth they had taken since their escape from a Regina, Sask., Canada training school. - o - Four teenagers had a narrow escape when an auto, driven by Robert Kuhlmann, 19, of Algona, crashed head-on into a bridge abutment southwest of Algona. The other youths in the car were Alfred Grill, Jr., 17, Algona, Richard Ristau, 17, Algona, and Francis Ryg, 17, Ottosen. All four were rushed to St. Ann hospital for treatment; Kuhlmann was the most seriously injured, but all were reported recovering. - o Algona high school's track team placed seventh, one spot out of the basement, in the Comet Relays at Charles City, despite several fine showings. Two individuals, Larry Johnson, in the pole vault, and Bill Moxley, shot- putter, equalled or bettered their best previous marks. Johnson hit ten feet in his event and took sixth, while Moxley tossed the shot 43 ft. 11 in,, the best throw by a local •thinclad in years, to take seventh. - o - About 40 neighbors, relatives and friends, dropped in on Mr. and Mrs. Kenneh Layton of Livermore, to surprise them in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. A luncheon, including a wedding cake made by Mrs. Chris Madsen, was served. - o - Mrs. Francis Diem, kindergarten teacher at Lakota, and her group of 23 students, boarded the The valedictorian of the Ledyard senior class of 1956 had been announced as Marilyn Kramers- meier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kramersmeier. Salutatorian honors went to Carol Winter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Winter. - o - The Founder's Day banquet of Beta Sigma Phi sorority was held at the K. C. hall. Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee was toastmistress, and included on the "program were Mrs. Dean Taylor; Mrs. 'Bill Cummings, Jean Ellen Leasing and Mrs. Bob Williams. The new chapter of the sorority was installed and a dance was held to which husbands and guest couples had been invited. - o- Mrs. A. J. Ricklefs, Algona, gave a birthday party for her son, Tommy, who was eight years old. A treasure hunt was followed by attending the matinee at the theater. Guests were John Brandt, John Phillips, James Redemske, David Cowan, James Colwell, Mike SUllman, Mike Schmidt and the honoree's brother, Rod. - o- Arlen Johnson and Ellen Stewart were chosen King and Queen at the 1956 junior-senior banquet held at the Burt school. - o - Marjorie Lattimer of Bancroft topped the gals at Larry's with a 196 line in league bowling. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" 20YEHRS I CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO tAST WEEKS ANSWER,— IN TM« FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES May 7, 1946 The old Butt town hall and jail, which had been sold to J. C. Geesman some time ago, had been taken down and Mr. Geesman planned to use the lumber in the new house he was building in the south part of town, The building had not been used as a jail for some time, but was used for elections, firemen's meetings, etc. •*o- Archery was introduced to a mixed class of girls in physical education by Mrs. Opal Golden, high school physical education instructor. Shown on the front page were some of the girls participating - Mary Ann Timm, Rosalie Halpin, Ruth Ann Spear, Louise Presthus, Maxine Peterson and Ruth Reilly. - o Leon Martin of Eagle Grove, top-notch wrestler at Iowa State Teachers College, had accepted a position as wrestling coach and teacher of industrial arts in Algona high school. He had recently been released from the Navy where he served as lieutenant junior grade. He had 21 victories with only one defeat in dual meet wrestling competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. Wrestling Tourney in 1941. - o - Dolores M. Gronbach, Livermore, and Eunice E.. Johnson, Fenton, were among the 52 members of the class of 1946 graduated from the Hamilton School of Commerce, Mason City. Miss Gronbach was employed by the Livermore State Bank and Miss Johnson was employed by the department of public instruction, Des Molnes. - o- Pictured was John F. Thu- ente, a new Algona business man, who was the new owner of the former Borchardt Drug store. He formerly lived in Spencer and had been engaged in the drug business for 10 years. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kraft, Lone Rock, were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kulow at Graettinger, in honor of Mrs. Louise Glassnipt's 79th birthday, Ruth's 17th birthday, and Mr. and Mrs. Kraft's 26th wedding anniversary. - o - Miss Maxine Brethorst, who had been employed In Phoenix, Ariz., for several months, had returned home and was visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Brethorst, Sexton. - o - Mrs. W. J. Lockwood, Burt, took several young people to a Methodist youth rally at Wesley. The group included Shirley Lockwood, Delores Black, Roger and Lester Steward, Harold Ward and Kenneth Richards. Miss Lockwood was the district secretary-treasurer. - o Eugene E. Vaudt, Y 3-c, Whittemore, was a student at m GOLDEN YEARS WORKING MAN FACES AGE 65 . . AND COUNTS HIS BLESSINGS "My husband hasn't been treading the carpets in the Executive Suite," the lady said. " His working years have been on a cement floor. His salary has been too modest to give him tax ulcers. His retirement income, far removed from such things as stock options and bonus savings, has been built on the simple structure of a pension plan and Social Security. "He is what they call a working stiff ..." And this husband, according to his wife, will be bountifully blessed when he retires. She explains that he will win his freedom from: 1. The alarm clock 2. The lunch box 3. Thirty-minute lunch periods 4. Dirty work clothes 5. Freezing in winter and roasting in summer (i. Fighting rush-hour traffic 7. Hushing to work and rushing home H. Arguing svitli tlu' boss about vacations i). Those cement floors 10. Nerves from overwork 11. Frustrations from a bullheaded foreman Along with these freedoms her husband will win time for: 1. Evening adult education courses 2. Week-day social activities 3. Reading 4. Napping 5. Helping out in emergencies involving children, grandchildren, neighbors and parents (i. Traveling 7. Christmas without-of-stalo children 8. Watching the 10 1'. M. TV special 9. Yard work on week-clays 10. Being my full-time handyman and chauffeur 11. Answering the phone and door bell when I stay in bed with a cold This wife is convinced that retirement is going to be a hall in her house. It's a small house — only three rooms. When their five children left the nest they sold their big house, bought the little one, and banked the difference. foi *t GOIPEN ruts 36 (»9« t««*lfi. nod 50l in coin I no llgmpl I. lo Of pi CSPS to 1672 Gr«nd Ctnlrol Station. N«« Vo'k NY 10017 ACROSS l.TMk «. Speak 11. Seraglio 12. Trim 13. Edge, Aft In a molding; 14. Leg-of- mutton sleeve 15. tt. 2. fort 16. Danish money It. Pronoun 18. Italian fiver 19. Lethal 21. Formed into electrified particles 23. Sleeveless garment 20. Pitfall 27. Did not work 29. Reptile 30. Bestowed 32. Girl's nickname 33. Liner: abbr. 34. Afterthought: abbr. 36. Part of "to be" 37. Exclamation of pain 38. Climbing plant 40. Tapestry 43. Indian of Mexico 44. Occurrence 45. Incisors and molars 46. Slender and long- limbed DOWN l.tea 2. Wounds, a la Jiofcy Dick 3. Odd: Scot. 4. Biblical name 5. Type measures 6. Advancing, as a workman 7. Hardship 8. Haul 9. Enough, old style 10. Plexus 16. Suffix denoting origin 18. City of that tower 19.1*1- naceous tree 20. China- terry tree 22. Short sleep 23. Height: abbr. 24. Tartar film 25. Affixes 28. Do: Scot. 31. Mined- over matter 32. French artist 34. Map anaa anas ia an einsra 00333 HMflB 35. Bulk 37. For pro and amateur 39. Corroded 40. Thrice: comb, form 41.Frankle'8 second 42. Pen 16 2.1 z 34 4f IS 55 19- 36 10 30 Id 31 IZ Z7 40 44 26 41 a 37 17 s 10 42 the Navy Pacific Universitv during off-duty hours. NavPacUhad a curriculum of more than 100 high school, college and technical courses of more than 3,000. Classes met for two hours a day, five days a week, and courses were completed in four weeks. - o Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Youngwirth, Wesley, were parents of their first child, a boy, born at the Kossuth hospital in Algona. That evening, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Youngwirth at the same hospital and the sisters-in-laws shared the same room. - o A pre-nuptlal shower was held for Fidelis Thilges, West Bend, at the St. Joe hall. Mrs. Law- !»B«mMS0BfaMW i Professio rence Kirsch won high in bridge and the 500 prize went to Mrs. John Kirsch. Mary Lou Bormann won the door prize. Miss Thilges was to marry Clarence Frideres May 14. - o - Floyd Hutzell, Algona, had been ill for several days with what was thought to be a strep throat. However, it developed into a clear case of scarlet fever and a quarantine was placed on the home. - o An Algona unit of Alcholics Anonymous was in the process of being organized with eight charter members so far. essional Directoi •^^»_— —»^L^.^^^^^^_^JP^_L'^——^' •' r f * ' r • t?i a/^'T. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs flMpltalization Health 4 Accident Life — Auto -F- Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance MM176 20BE. 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 295-2341 masss. DR. j. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment DR. L. L. 8NYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICK80N Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glassei 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:04 a.m. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINOFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. .Harlan, Algona Phone 295-8743 Chiropractor DR. M, R. BALDWIN Summer Office - Hours Mon. - Tues. • Wed. • Fri. 8:30 • 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 -12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 • 8:30 DOCTORS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Coljectrite Service Factbilt Reports MELVJN G. BOURNE, M.D. CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY IJ'/a N. Dodgt Ph. J95-289J INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC, _ WILLIAM STUPER Phone 295-2705 Box 367 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-227? J. N. KENEFICK, M,D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 29S-26H JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. £nysjcians & Surgeon." 220 No. Dodge. Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 2

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