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2-Algantt (la.) Upper De» MolftM Thursday, May 12, 1966 BREATH OF FRESH AIR In a day and age when each week brings some new pronouncement of assistance programs for everyone, and numerous loan and subsidizing programs for young people, especially those of college age, it comes as a breath of fresh air to read about Dan Ott, newly elected president of the student council at Buena Vista College. He is a junior from Lake City, and while it is true that he received a scholarship from the college, the amount by no means underwrote his entire college cost. But for Dan, this has not been a problem. He spends 20 hours a week driving a delivery truck. He spends another 20 hours working in a Storm Lake gas station. He is a dormitory counselor for 30 students which accounts in part for the college scholarship. He plays guard and linebacker on the college football team and participates in intramural athletics as well. He is a history major, taking 17 hours a week in his class schedule and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.22. Dan may not become president of the U.S., but his energy and determination to accomplish an educational goal without props frpm the various sources now available is something of which he can be proud for a lifetime. ; VALUE OF TOURISTS Decorah Journal — We borrowed the above headline from a travel brochure lying on our desk. "Two dozen tourists equal one factory." What a piece of food for thought with the vacation-travel season soon to be in full swing — especially for a community like ours with so much to offer the vacationing tourists! The brochure adds this sentence: "Tourists don't have smokestacks, but if a city had 24 visitors every day of the year, the revenue derived would be equivalent to setting up a new industry with a payroll of $100,000." We don't vouch for their figures — and we note that quotation does not state what time period would be covered by the $100,000 payroll. But the idea back of the statement is certainly applicable to Minowaland. The aggregate of tourists' spending for foodstuffs, lodging, restaurant meals, gifts, clothing, and incidental purchases may not quite equal the revenue from the addition of a sizeable industry's smokestacks to our land- scqpe, but it will gojEar-in that direction. One way to be popular is to listen to a lot of things you already know. Upper ee 'HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa, Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman lOlllfl PRESS V C C IRSSOCIHTIOM u D NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Al HMATI MCMRf R 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 $4.00 Single Copies „. joe SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly $6,00 No subscription less than a monthi. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST SOMETHING TO STUDY The proposal made at the Kossuth county Democratic convention that school bus systems be operated on a contractural basis is worthy of thought. Possibly the best system is one operafed by the school administration itself; yet, in many other areas, Minnesota for example, they have found that generally speaking, contracting for bus route operation with a private operator does a number of beneficial things. For one thing, it relieves the school administration of a field of effort with which it is least familiar, and in which some superintendents say lies their greatest headache, for another, it has been said by schools which have fried both methods, that contractural operating of school bus systems can be accomplished at less total cost, and eliminates the portion of school millage levies that underwrite costs of school bus systems. Third, it eliminates any controversy regarding who can ride what buses, and duplications of cost and effort that often exists. Under a contractural system, bids are called for to operate school bus routes, with proper requirements included as to equipment, licenses, and reliability of operators and drivers. The successful bidder or bidders own the buses, operate the buses on the schedules called for by the schools, and pick up all children whose parents wish to contract for their transportation, regardless of what school they attend after reaching town. Parents pay on a per-head basis. If they wish to drive their own children to school, or if they are old enough to drive themselves, they are privileged to do so. But the school administration can let someone else do the worrying about maintenance and operation. There may be many flaws In such a system, but the fact that it has been a method of school bus transportation for a number of years in other areas might indicate that it has merit, also. The bus drivers may be teachers, or any other qualified personnel, just as is the case with school-operated systems. It certainly would eliminate one sore spot, at least, the question of who rides what. For those living in areas not covered by school bus routes, it would mean an elimination of some millage levy in the school tax that they now pay but for which they receive no bus service for their children at all. Political county conventions have had a tendency in the past to be pretty cut and dried affairs. The county Democrats put a little life into the 1966 edition with a number of resolutions, several controversial, but at least with an indication that the precinct caucuses, from which the proposed resolutions spring, were more than routine affairs. The county Republicans, with their own convention coming up May 20, may provide further indications that the county political convention can become a living, breathing grass roots area of politial life where the common, ordinary citizen can speak his piece. INTERESTING COMMENTS When the University of Iowa band returned from its extended tour of European countries, including Russia, it was interesting to hear the comments of band members on their contacts and reactions from foreign shores. Most of the band members reported that they found the plain, ordinary people in all European countries friendly, including in Russia. They were plain, everyday citizens, interested in music and interested, like themselves, in meeting plain, ordinary American young men and women. They reported when interviewed individually, that they found the ordinary Russian friendly and curious. Later, a concert review in a Russian paper strongly criticized the band for its musical presentation, and this received considerable publicity, more so than the student reactions from their own personal contacts. The important point here seems to be that run-of-the-mill people in other lands are or will be friendly if given a chance. It would seem that plain, ordinary citizens put less emphasis on international politics and more on being just plain humans with much in common in the pursuit of a living, the raising of families, and a quest for knowledge of other nationalities and other races — without much thought to toil and turmoil. For And About Teenagers 1 THE WEEK'S LETTER:''! am eighteen and live in a small town. I met a boy who lives nearby and is the same age. We dated on-and-off last summer, until my parents sent me away because they thought I was getting too serious about him . . . which I was, and still ajn. My parents sent me to stay with relatives, but the less I •aw of this boy the more I grew to like him. Now, of course, I am back In school, with two years before I graduate. I try to keep busy and forget this boy, but I cannot. 1 go to dances alone and have dated one other boy on a couple of occasions. I have only a few friends because I am not well liked because of Sl y f »' her - M y mother doesn't like this boy because of his name and for other reasons. I have dated him on three weekends, thinking it would help me get over him, but it hasn't. What should I do?" OUR REPLY: You admit that you don't want to forget this boy and, since you have dated him on three occasions, you haven't given it the "big try" you think you have. It is equally true that you haven't really tried to make new friends. People like you for what you are. Young people, particularly, aren't interested in parents of friends; they like you or they don't like you. If your parents are disagreeable, ' they won't come home with you for the weekend ... but they will be your friend if they like you. M y«u K«vf g lt«nog« prefeltm y«v want to diuuii. or an obnrvolion (9 moki. «<Mr«ti your l«iv to FOR ANP AIOU! lEENAOItt. COMMUNITY AND SU(Y«MN MEJS SflVICf FRANKFOH KY. / MOW, DID you PRESS N\Y ) PANTS «f •*** i- SEW ME A WILL («=, MY NEW PRESS? ( Mother's Day * was La as he was sliding into second base. He was able to get around by means of crutches. - o- Mrs. Fred Genrich, Lone Rock, entertained in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Mary Flaig. Cards were played with prizes going to Mrs. Ruth Krueger, high; Mrs. Mary Flaig, low; and Mrs. Jck Quinn, low. Guests were Jack Quinn, low. Guests were Mrs. Maude Blanchard, Mrs. James Long, Mrs. Ruth Krueger, Mrs. Rose Kraft, Mrs. Frank Flaig, Mrs. Mary Flaig and Mrs. Jack Quinn. | ^ 20 YESES AGO IN THt from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS English settlers founded Jamestown, Vn., May 13, 1607. mini C ™ rk «, Starte< ? VVc9tw « rd "P ^e Missouri River, Regular air mall service between Washington and New York - The firf! Memphis coiion ," sked Congress for 50,000 war planes, May 16, 1941 »«vered personal union with Denmark, a , dh , CS £ C H4 P° s «»ge stamp was issued, May 17, ih "i K . en ' ucky Derbv w » s held, May 17, 1875! inM , r o d , c 2L°, nl " te wcre massacred by Indians 18 8 ' lift' THC PHnama C "" al ° PCned to passed by the UlS " 10 YEARS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 8, 1956 Frank Moulton had been elected president of the Algona Lions Club, succeeding Ted Chris- chilles, out-going president. Other newly - elected officers were L. W. Nitchals, Dwight Cook and Craig Smith, vice presidents. - o - "Greenwich Village' was the theme of the 1956 Algona high junior-senior banquet. Maribel Kain, junior class president, and Cheryl Vander Waal, senior president, spoke, and musical numbers were presented by Nancy Amon and the Sym- phonettes. Terry Cook read the class will and Jerry Downey gave the class prophecy. Darlene Skogstrom presented the class tribute and Nancy Kain responded. The evening ended in the early morning with breakfast at the Moose Lodge where parents had prepared sandwiches and coffee. - o- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Berte, Bancroft, was baptized Debra Marie in rites performed by Father Edmund Adams. Sponsors were Norrine Kollasch of Algona and John Berte of St. Joe. - o - Kenneth Lamb became Algona' s marble champion during a rainy afternoon of shooting in the Kent Motor Company's warehouse. Steve Hardy took second and Gary Naylor third in the tournament, which was moved indoors due to Inclement weather. Wilbur Zeigler, commander of the Algona V. F. W. post, awarded medals to the top three following completion of the tourney. - 6 - Rain was the major item of interest in the weather news for the week. Every one of the first days of the month proved to be wet. Total rainfall for the past 11 days had been 3.31 inches. High temperature for the week was 61 and the low 31 degrees. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding St. Joe, entertained in their home in observance of their son Eldon's First Holy Communion. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Erpelding, Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tigges, Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Erpelding, Algona Mr. and Mrs. Martin FriUeres, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bormann, St. Joe. •, o - Mr. and Mrs. Art Vaudt, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Vaudt and Mr. and Mrs. John Zeimet were guests at the Raymond Berte home, Livermore, and helped Mr. Berte celebrate his birthday. Earl Goetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Goetz, Wesley, had been chosen by the American Legion to attend Boys State in June. He was a junior in the public school, part-time assistant in the Walker grocery store and a news boy. - o - Patricia Dreyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dreyer, Fenton, was hospitalized at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, after she fell from the hay mow to a concrete floor below. She was recovering satisfactorily. - o Kent Espe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton' Espe, Whittemore, had the misfortune to fall in his •home and cracked his collar bone. Later he feU again and fractured the same bone, -o- From the Sexton news: "Friendly Club members had unusual luck at the pot-luck dinner at the Bob Kelley home. For once at such an occasion, each one brought a different kind of dish. Although the variety was enjoyed, the whole afternoon wasn't spent in eating. In spite of a shortage of old fashioned darning needles, a beautiful new quilt was tied for Mrs. Kelley." - o - Gail Kauffman, Seneca, suffered a cracked bone in his ankle in a baseball game with Grant. The accident happened FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES May 14, 1946 Two inches of snow had fallen, the low temperatures for the week was 26 above, but no serious damage was done to Kossuth county's revenue producing crops. Tender garden plants suffered, but chief damage was to fruit, including apple trees, grapes, and strawberries. High for the week was 72 degrees. - o - Eighty high school seniors were graduating from the Algona high school, 21 at St. Cecelia's Academy, and 11 at the Whittemore high school. Harriet Schmeling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schmeling of Whittemore had been named valedictorian of the 1946 Whittemore class and Willis Wehrspan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wehrspan, salutatorian. - o - St. John's of Bancroft won the district baseball prep school baseball tournament at Titonka, slapping Algona 5-0 in the semifinals and handed the locals their first loss of the season. Bancroft was up to its usual good form and led from the fourth frame after scoring two runs. - o - • Bernard Gisch of Union Township received word that his wifeg would arrive May 17 from over-g seas. Residents of the area were awaiting a chance to welcome the overseas bride. - o - G. D. Brundage was named as general chairman of the G. I. Homecoming and Centennial Days, being planned here by the Algona post of the American Legion. Five rides and four shows had been booked as street attractions for the two-day celebration and a dance was to be arranged for the final night. - o - Mr. andMrs.RoyChrischilles, Fenton, entertained at a combination dinner, a farewell for Bob Mitchel who was leaving for the THE GOLDEN YEARS MUTUAL FUNDS AT AGE 65- A LOOK AT WHAT THEY OFFER "I would like your opinion regarding the monthly income plan being offered for retirement by some of the Mutual Funds. "The plan I am considering calls for me to deposit a minimum of $10,000. From this sum will be deducted an eight per cent commission fee. The remainder will be given to me • in shares of the fund. I will be able to sell these shares any time I choose, at whatever the market price of the shares is at that time. "Under the plan I may commence drawing $100 a month, starting one month after my account is opened. The salesman offering the plan has referred me to a local resident who has drawn this $100 a month for 63 consecutive months and now has in her account a balance in excess of her original deposit. "I know there can be a decrease as well as an increase in the value of Mutual Fund shares. But their history has been most favorable. "The appeal of the plan to me is that it offers a good income, and that I would not have to forfeit my principal as I would if I took out a lifetime annuity. Also, the increase in the value of my shares would act as a safeguard against inflation ..." Probably the best general advice that can be given on these Mutual Fund plans is this: If you can afford to see your $10,000 shrink, or if you can afford to use up all of" the $10,000 in five to ten years, then you might try it. If you can't afford either of these developments, then you'd better watch, your step. Many of the Mutual Funds offering these monthly income plans Invest their money heavily in common stocks. If you are old enough to retire you are old enough to know about 1929 and tne collapse of common stocks. But just as pertinent to you in retirement is the simple arithmetic of some of these plans. A Mutual Fund probably would be able to provide you about four per cent return on your investment . . . certainly not much more. On $10,000 this would be $400 a year. But under the $100-a-month plan it would be payingyou $1,200. Where does the extra $800 a year come from? From the sale of your shares. If hard times come, the four per cent return presumably would drop. This would mean more of your shares would have to be sold to come up with the $1,200. But if the four per cent return dropped, so presumably would the value of the shares. Which would mean even more shares being sold. In brief, in a falling economy you probably would be selling more and more shares for less and less money. Now the history of Mutual Funds over the la'st 10 years or so has been good. So indeed has been the history of nearly everything else. Maybe prosperity is here to stay. Who knows? fo. (h, GOlDtN YEAIS 36 po 9 c bookl.i lend 50t in coin no tlampl lo Otpl CSP5. Ban 1672. Grand Central S'ol'on NCA York N y 10017 CHMPUfflE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ~- ACROSS 1.injure 5. Scrutinize 9. Mis* Home Arid namesakes 10. Robber 12. Mary Baker 13. Plunderer 14. Ice and Stone, for instance 15. Changes 16. Norse god 17. French chalk 18. Expunges 21. Raise aloft 25. Famed 2«. City In Vermont 27. Clout 28. Kind of fruit 29. Pierce 31. Pronoun 32. Calm 35. Wheaten flour: India 37. Tidal waves 38. Kind of drink 39. Busybody 40. Fashion 41. Seeds 42. Spoken DOWtf 1. Boundary of a sort 2. Wavy: her. 3. Beams 4. They're properly crossed 5. Stable 6. Gossip 7. Help«f 8. At no time: poet. 9. Adds, as yeast 11. Paris coins: abbr. 13. Legislative assembly: Afr. 17. Williams or. Kennedy 19. Luzon native 20. Threaded, slotted machine part 22. Blunder 23. Prolific 24. Having made and left a valid will 26. Tucker's partner 28. Bounders 30. Amphitheater rows 32. Vitality 33. Porsena of Clustum is« wan HH ananR " 34. Exchange premium 35. Hebrew lyre 36. Roman garment 40. Left-hand page I 2 5 i %% 44 'ft 20 t 17 30 15 IB 5 6 10 Ib 21 ' 22 8 V. army, and a homecoming for Lyle Weisbrod, who had been discharged from the navy. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Krause and Brian of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Weisbrod, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weisbrod and Raymond Uthof. - o - Mrs. E. W. Lusby, Algona, had received a lei from her daughter, Marguerite Dalziel, as a Mother's Day gift. Miss Dalziel was located atOahu, Hawaii, and had been with the U. S. 0. - o - Harold "Pat" Marlow, Lone Rock arrived home from the Kossuth hospital at Algona after quite a stay there from injuries received when his tractor fell on him Easter Sunday. He was getting along nicely. - o - The Sexton church trustees met with Attorney H. F. Fristedt to sign up a new charter for another 50 years. The signers of the new charter were Harvey Steven, Harold Hunt, Mrs. Drusilla Noble, Everett Steven, Art Olsen, Fred Jennings and Glenn Gabrielson, with Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders and Mrs. Nell Ophelm as witnesses. - o S. K. D. 3-c Jean Gabel arrived home in Ledyard after having received her discharge from the Waves. She had been stationed at Pescal, Washington INSURANCE A, J. (Arnle) Ricklefs Hospital ization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State _ 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 20tf 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. 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 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 OPTOMETRI DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 2954715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR, HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street 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 Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3748 Chiropractor *BmB*BKmSMMBM 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 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY W-j N. Dodg* Ph. 299-289) INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES,™?, MELVIN G. BOURNE, MJ), Physician & Surgeon U8 N. Moore It »£M Ph £ ne 895 ' 2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M-D. Physician & Surgeon 2/8 W State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-26314 ™ — Phone 895^2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa M < , , Kesidence Phone 295-2.33§ OEAN F. KOOB, M.D, ;™ysicians & Surgeons -^^ona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone W5-59J?