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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 19, 1966
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2-Algona (la.) Upper. Dei Molntt Afgono, (Id.) Upp«r Det Meina* CANT BLAME THEM Because about 75 farms would be cut up, some into small sectors that would require miles of driving to get from one field to another on the some form, owners of land in areas along the proposed diagonal road for Interstate 35 have been making stremuous objections. They have gone so far as to refuse survey crews access to their land, in Wright and Franklin counties. The funds earmarked for doing this survey work and purchase of right-of-way total about $4 million dollars, which gives you some idea of the cost of surveys and right- of-way. Now the State Highway Commission has announced that because of this opposition, the money will be diverted to complete 3'/z miles of Interstate 74 in the Bettendorf area — wh ; jh dsc gives you some idea of the cost of ecr!j';u«*'rg Intersfates, over a million dcr-3.~j a /~>'!« for actual construction and sur- rV::~. 3 '' iccks as though the State Highway Com,T- ; s.!>r- :;i e^d*flvofing to make the farmers { cr >-* ; r opposition. Interstate 3.5 thus fj ce-j'rc^s-d *c<- sometime to come north of Arres, The e-f ; -e ccr.froversy need never have arisen, hod the original route been adopted. But between the exertion of strong forces wanting the diagonal road closer to Mason City, and a sort of pig-headedness on the part of Federal and State highway planners, the project is now in a stalemate. Had the original route, and the most leg- ical one, been retained, there would be no hassle. Like the farmers in the Wright-Frank- tin county area, we agree that running a diagonal road which dissects farms, forces equipment and men to travel many miles around, from one side of a farm to the other, makes no sense at all, nor does it improve the travel situation for a driver. THE COST OF FOOD Secretory of Agriculture Freeman, like his predecessors, is undergoing some rough treatment from a variety of sources. He is catching it from some farmers, who think he was "pleased" with lower farm prices, as reported. He didn't soy it that way, to begin with. What he did say was that he was pleased to find that peaks in prices were moderating at what seemed to be reasonable levels. In other words, stability seems to be emerging in the price structure, rather than extreme highs and lows. He is catching it from consumer sources, who complain of high prices in the food markets, and blame it on farm programs. Mpper UCB Moines 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 A$( 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 jOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST To this, Secretary Freeman can only reply that for every food dollar spent in the U.S., the farmer gets only 39 cents. The rest goes for processing, packaging and selling the product enroute to the consumer — or 61 cents. America, by the way, spends onfy 18.4 percent of its national income on food, the lowest percentage of any other modern nation, and the percentage has dropped to 18.4 from 21.6 in 1955. So everything cannot be wrong, even though it may seem irksome at times. We are fortunate to have farm abundance; we hope that the producer gets a fair return on his time, investment and effort. And we can perhaps be thankful that we are not in want for food, nor faced with the price structure for food that exists in most other countries of the world. Everything is not perfect in Mr. Freeman's department, of course, but it could be a lot worse, and a matter of fact has been with some of his predecessors. VIET NAM CIVIL WAR Events of the past several days in Viet Nam lend more of a support than a rebuff to what Senator Fulbright and a few other leaders in Congress have been saying about our participation in warfare in Southeast Asia. Premier Ky of the ruling military junta in South Viet Nam is not making it easy for the United States. His military junta now seems to be badly split; civil war on an even greater scale between segments formerly united against the Viet Cong now seems likely, or in progress in places. South Viet Nam, in fact, has been engaged in a civil war for a long time, but for some unexplainable reason, a certain obstinate attitude in Washington has existed which has resulted in our greater involvement with each passing week. We do not think that President Johnson desires this overseas conflict, which he did not originate. But it does seem as though he might, be listening to the wrong advice. Two of his cabinet members, Rusk and McNamara, seem determined to increase the scale of our participation, blinding themselves in an ostrich-like fashion to the fact that we are in the middle of a multi-headed struggle between a half dozen different groups in South Viet Nam, with resulting loss of American lives, a terrific drain on the American economy, a loss in world prestige and a few friends, and without any particular thanks from anyone for being there. We couldn't even take the hint when the United Nations refused to act, and bluntly said it did not act in cases of civil war. Nor when India, despite an $800 million loan, and food for famine areas, very flatly said it would send no troops into Viet Nam. Senator Fulbright and others have spoken in a calm, reasoning fashion about the entire mess, pointing out some of these facts over and over, but all they have received for their warnings is abuse, from both sides of the political fence, and a questioning of their patriotism. Monday morning's Register carried a headline "Warn of Civil Warn In Viet Nam." That's exactly what Senator Fulbright has been trying to explain for the past several months. We have no business being involved in an overseas civil war. It is quite obvious that we cannot snap our fingers and recall 300,000 men from Viet Nam in a flash. It is equally obvious that if we don't want to remain for a long, long time in the middle of a bloody mess, we had better think quickly about the possibility of eventual withdrawal, if such a thing can be achieved with a semblance of honor and without loss of too much prestige. YUP, THAT'S ALL WE NEED! The Iowa Republican State Central Committee has come up with a recommendation that the state legislature pass new laws which will allow cities and towns to levy a LOCAL income and, or a wheel tax on automobiles. Yup, that's all we need I The prime optimist of today is the person who refuses to give up smoking and hopes for the best. -Mount Ayr Record-News For And About Teenagers ] WA/S/T& To PREA.K UP vVlTH HIM.,, THE WEEK'S LETTER:"I am 17 years old and 1 like a girl who is also 17, and she likes me. Right now, however, she is going with a boy who is 19. We have been dating while he was away at college. She wants to break up with him, but she always "chickens out" when she has the opportunity to do so. What should I do?" OUR REPLY: Wake up and look around you. It is more than possible that she will con- tinue to "chicken out" until summertime is gone and so is the other boy—back to college. Things will then be rosy again—for the college term, anyway. And, it isn't so long. On the other hand, maybe the girl likes you both and really doesn't know what she would like to do. Apparently, you knew she had been going with this boy, so you should have assumed she would do so again when he came home for the summer vacation. Why not play it straight? Forget the serious bit. Ask her for a date, as friends. And then, as we said, look around. You're bound to discover other attractive girls you just haven't noticed before. Don't waste your summer waiting in the wings. tf you hov« o I««na9t prebltm you want IQ diicvii, or an obMrvalion to mail*, oddrtit yavr I.H.r to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGER* COMMUNITY AND SUtUSSAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. KY. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt, Whittemore, had as guests at their home after commencement exercises in honor of their son, Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer, Rev. and Mrs. Paul Weinhold, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meyer, Fred McWertner and son Donald, Luella Frisbie and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Espe, all of Whittemore, and Rosella, and Evelyn Voigt, Algona. ' lO.YBBS AGO IN tHt 'My friend here, thought you might care for a little refreshment, dear." from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Charles A. Lindbergh took off on the first solo trans-Atlantic flight, May 20,1927. The American Red Cross was founded, May 21, 1881. Lindbergh reached Paris, France, completing first solo trans-Atlantic hop, May 21, 1927. The treason trial of Aaron Burr opened at Richmond, Virginia, May 22, 1807. President Roosevelt vetoes the soldiers' bonus bill, May 22, 1935. Kit Carson, Indian fighter and scout, died, May 23, 1868. Winston Churchill resigned, May 23, 1945. The Brooklyn Bridge was opened, May 24, 1883. The Anti- Saloon League was formed, May 24, 1893. The first regular session of the Constitutional Conventionwas held, May 25, 1787. Evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk began, May 26, 1940. Tokyo was bombed by 500superfortresses, May 26, 1945. 20YHRS AGO IN TMi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 21, 1946 Building permits totaling $16,000 were approved by the Algona city council, the permits going to Merle L. Wellendorf, Carl Hutchins, Marie Shackelford, Games N. Ackerman, Leslie C. Faber, Leo M. Frankl and Leila Riddle. At the same meeting, a request to the War Assets Corp. for acquisition of the prisoner-of-war camp site was officially approved by the mayor and the council. - o - Camilla Frankl graduated from nurses training at the Mercy hospital in Des Moines. Attending the ceremony were Margaret Mulligan, Mrs. Marie Frankl and Mrs. Ted Ringsdorf of Burt. - o- Improvements on farms in Union twp. were reported- Alfred Schenck was building a cattle shed on his farm using material from a shed which collapsed some time before, and electricity would soon be enjoyed by the Pete Erpelding family on the Wellendorf farm. - o - Henry Boettcher, Lakota, arrived home from Modesta, Calif., where he had been helping his son, Clarence, build a house. Scarcity of building materials had halted finishing off the home. Four hundred pounds of nails were shipped from Iowa to Modesta to help with the building. - o - Geo. M. Jorgenson, Fenton, purchased the frozen food locker plant from Ed Weisbrod and would be assisted in the operation of the plant by his two sons, Geo. 0. and Donald W. Jorgenson, both of whom were World War n veterans. - o - Mrs. Arthur Zumach, Lotts Creek, entertained Betty Gengler, Darlene Lusmann, Ruth Fuerstenau, Marvel Schmidt, Jean Meyer and Beverly Potratz in honor of herdaughter Arlene's birthday. - o - The chimney on the house of the farm tenanted by Wm. Metzger was struck by lightning and almost completely demolished. A big hole was torn in the deck of the roof. Luckily it was a cold bolt and did not start a blaze. - o - The Burt Theatre building and equipment, owned by George Gerhard, had been sold to Wm. Perry of Waterloo. Mr. Perry's son was coming to operate the theatre which had been closed for some time. An informal reception was held at the Presbyterian manse for the persons who entered into full membership. They were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thaves, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hemmingsen, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Guster, Mrs. James Murtagh and Mrs. Robert Amunson. - o - The biggest of all local fish stories was told by A. E. Lauritzen, Lloyd Wellendorf and Ralph Morgan after a fishing excursion at Spirit Lake. The local men battled for ten hours with some unknown monster of the lake who towed them all over Spirit Lake, but in the final minutes of the struggle the line broke and the battle was over. Frank Marnette, an authority on fish in that region, was of the opinion that Wellendorf hooked either a giant catfish, which had been know to weigh 85150 Ibs. in Spirit Lake, or else a paddle fish that could have weighed as much as 225 Ibs. However, the three men were willing to swear on a Bible that their "fish story" was completely true I - o - Maurice Thompson and Guy Giddings of LuVerne lert for Canada to be gone several weeks on a fishing trip. - o- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Ma/ 15, 1956 Sigwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Wood, Algona, was sick with the measles. - o - Sheila McEvoy, a member of the " graduating class at St. Cecelia's Academy, Algona, had been awarded the $500 nursing scholarship offered by the St. Ann hospital Auxiliary. She was to take her training at St. Joseph's Mercy hospital at Ft. Dodge. She had worked as a nurse's aide at St. Ann during the past year. - o - Mrs. Roger Jensen, Lone Rock, entertained a coffee party with the following guests: Mrs. Lawrence Pingel, Mrs. Florence Yager, Mrs. Donald Blanchard, Mrs. Chas. Staudt, Sandra and Susan, Mrs. A. A. Krueger, Mrs. E. A. Lee, Mrs. Frank Flaig, Mrs. Roy Jensen, Mrs. Erich Seege- barth and Mrs. E. M. Jensen. - o - Marlin O. Runksmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Runks- meier, Ledyard, was promoted to specialist third class in Korea where he was a member of the 7th Infantry Division. The"Bayonet" division was the only U. S. Army division that remained in Korea since the cease fire. - o - Ted Hutchison, son of theT. C. Hutchisons of Algona, was honored at the State University of Iowa by being named to., the Order of Coif, the highest award that came to an undergraduate law student. In 1920, L. E. Linnan, Algona attorney, received the same honor before graduation. - o - Guests in the John Voss, Jr. home, LuVerne, in honor of the graduation of their son, Keith, were Mr. and Mrs. John Voss, Sr., Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wise and daughters, Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Murray and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murray and children of Livermore. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Portland twp., went to Minne- THE GOLDEN YEARS YOU'D BETTER THINK TWICE ON MEDICARE HELP IN JULY There are some signs that had better start hedging. Medicare, scheduled to start in " - - • July, may run into some trouble. Maybe about July 15, Maybe between July and the end of the year. This is not a certainty. In fact, most people with any authority in the matter seem not to know just what is going to happen. It is this — the inability to foretell what sort of flood of retired people will hit the doctors and hospitals in July — that raises a warning flag to anyone who is expecting to get immediate attention. The director of a leading hospital said this week: "Our beds are already more than 90 per cent occupied, and every day we are having to make patients go on a waiting list. What are we going to do if everybody over 65 starts knocking at our door. We just can't admit them." Other hospital directors are saying there won't be a crisis, that retired people aren't holding off on treatment of ailments to get the free Medicare aid, that the hospitals will be well able to care for the dribble of Medicare patients that will start stated: "By flood of retired patients starts, in three to five years, we'll have plenty of hospitals and nurses to care for them." So you pay your dime and you take your choice on these differing. forecasts. But if you are smart, and if you're holding off on some needed hospital treatment until you can get it under Medicare, maybe you in July. As one the time the real Your first step should be a talk with your doctor. He is the one who must qualify you for hospital treatment. If you are in urgent need he will do all he can to get you into a hospital. But does he have enough influence at enough hospitals to get you a hospital bed...if there is a flood of over- 65 patients clamoring for care and every other doctor in town is also knocking on the door? In brief, will your doctor in good conscience be able to classify you an urgent case, and if so, can he do anything about it? Your second step should be to talk with the insurance company carrying any private health insurance policies you have. If you continue your payments beyond July, and the company will accept them, will the company be able to exercise more clout at the hospital than your doctor, and thus get you a hospital bed? Insurance companies talk money, and most hospitals understand their language. Your third step should be to have some second-thoughts about any Medicare help you have intended to apply for in July. If the help you want is not urgent then maybe you can plan to get it in 1967 or so. If it is urgent then maybe you had better go on and get it now, while you can get into a hospital, and pay for it. For Ihe GOIDEN YEARS. 36 po s , booMtl. I cno 1 50c m coin ' no iromps,'. to Of pt. CSPS. Bw 1672. Grand Central Slalion. N*« York, N.Y. 10017. WORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Drama 5. Exclamation of disgust 9. Faithful, old style 10. Examine account books 12. Aquatic mammal 13. Fad 14. Astern 15. Soothed 16. Neighbor of N. C. 17. Guidontan note 19. Canadian province: abbr. 20. Cages of a sort 25. Killed 26. Hawaiian- tree 29. Drowziest 31. Physician: abbr. 33. Retreat of a sort 34. Exclamation of wonder 35. Plunder 39. Society gal 40. Nimble 41. Fauna's partner 43. Birthplace of Columbus 4 4. Certain tripod 45. Bambl, for one. 46. Looked at DOWN 1. Snare 2. Lithuanian 3. Victorian, for one 4. Suffix used with law, saw, etc. 5. Rodent: So. Am. 6. Toss 7. Kind of cheese. 8. Shrivel 9. Bakery items 11. Spreads grass to dry 15. Manx 17. Wicked 18. Path 21. Babylonian water aemaa Banana on flaws POS3. 22. Gr. wine pitcher 23. Check 24. Pronoun 27. Conducted, as to a seat 28. Moorish drum 30. Dutch commune 31. Haul 32. Stormed 36. Wisteria 37. Century plant 38. Equipment 39. Two aspirins, for one 41. Charge 42. of the land 12 14 40 5T 1234 32 2.1 29 36 57 18 W 15 30 55 5678 10 15 26 46 23 24 59 19 27 20 34- apolis where they met their son, Arden, who arrived on a plane from Ft. Lewis, Wash., where he had been stationed. ' He had a two-week leave. - o - Margaret Nielsen, Seneca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nielsen, was one of the class confirmed at St. Pauls Lutheran church at Ringsted. In honor of the occasion three of her classmates, Lois Wilberg, Janet Geilenfelt and Marilyn Johannesen were guests at the service and also dinner guests at the Neilsen home following the services. Earl Miller, Bud Robinson and Harlan Sigsbee, Algona, went to the Miller cottage on Woman's Lake in Minnesota for a few days fishing. Grady Phillips and Willard Zeigler planned to join them later. John Beiser and G. A. Towne were spending the week at the Algona Outing Club cottage at Cass Lake, Minn. A. H. Borchardt planned to accompany them but had to remain at home because of an eye infection. - o Bernard Murphy, alias Frank Belton, address unknown, was apprehended in a boxcar near the Milwaukee depot. INSURANCE MM A. J. (Ante) Rkklefi Roapit&lization Health ft Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State _ 295-5629 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 296-3178 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 HERBJ3T 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 387 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 OPTOMETRIS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295*2715 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 IMMPSfl Ch iroi wactor ^^^•^^^^k^PSBw^^-HI^S 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 Collective Service FactbUt Reports CARLSON F»rra MANAGEMENT COMPANY \m N. Dodjt Ph. 2S5-WJ INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC. WILLIAM STUPER Phone 295-2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon »W N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 T - rim ____ ^^_ -^ J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 2/8 W State Street Office Phone 295-2353 _ Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D, Residence Phone 295-2335 p. KOOB, ftj.U, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge. Algona Omce Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 1^5-5917

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