The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 26, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 26, 1966
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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD? WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR The high school graduates of 1966 enter a world that could provide a generation of marvelous wonders, which they in turn might help to bring about. By the end of the century, flight in space might be commonplace, although at the moment some oldsters like ourselves can't always understand why anyone seeks another planet. World population could go one way or the other. Left to itself, according to statistics, the world's peoples will run out of standing room. On the other hand, unwise or frenized handling of modern implements of war could pretty well depopulate the globe. Tillable land areas as we know them could decrease in space, but modern 'arming technology can vastly increase the total possible production. If man can control his machines, and if sensible economics prevail, the work week will probably be shorter, the leisure hours greater, the life span longer. Yes, the graduates of 1966, in the next 50 years, could live in an 'exciting era, and we hope a saner one. * * * UNSUING HEROS Grundy Ceriter Register — Both Grundy County Chairmen of the Democrats and the Republicans want to and expect to resign. Virgil Claassen, democratic chairman, was renamed at the party county convention held Friday. He accepted the appointment with the understanding that he be permitted to resign as soon as a satisfactory replacement Is obtained. Keith Myers, who has been chairman of the G.O.P. committee in Grundy county two years, has given advance notice that he does not wish or has not the time to continue in the present post. The weight of the responsibility of a county political party falls upon the chairman. He must direct the activities of his party in the county, attend local caucuses, county, district and state conventions. He must see to it that there are candidates for the different offices to be filled at the next election. To fill all these functions is a full-time job that is entitled to a substantial salary. County chairmen receive no salary. Their only reward is the satisfaction that comes from serving their party. County chairmen can't live on such a reward. They must provide for themselves and iheir family. They find that after a few years, the prestige of this office won't help to support them and they quit. dipper 3Bta Mainea HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona. Iowa zip code seen 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 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER : 6 T € N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA Slngle Ye Cople. a _ v a_"!!:_ Sem '- weekly .......... . -S4.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly ........ $8 00 No inscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST Iowa Falls Citizen — True to predictions, 1'owa has been subjected to large doses of breast-beafing about "double taxation" in regard to the beginning of withholding for state interne taxes while its citizens must also moks !'ji"ip sum payments for last year's taxes. The fact that this has been mislabeled and is not "double taxation" has not deterred the politician who cares nothing for facts. Still, it is a fair bet that these same politicians are riding a "dead horse" that will have been given a proper burial long before the November election. And it is an even safer wager that the same persons who have been grousing about withholding this year will be mighty grateful come next April when they won't have to put a dent in their bank account with a check to the State Treasurer. RESTLESS DAM BUILDERS Industrial News Review — "The dam builders are restless again . . . ." Thus sadly muses the Record-Chronicle of Denton, Texas. And its discussion has to do with a proposal by the Bureau of Reclamation to build twp dams on the Colorado River. These, the paper points out, would virtually ruin a large section of one of this nation's natural wonders—the Grand Canyon. Something like 100 miles of great scenic beauty, which attracts travelers, would be lost forever. Why, then, shoud such a proposal be made? The Record-Chronicle answers: "The dam engineers claim that their work will provide hydro-electric power for sale to the Central Arizona Project. However, the modern fuel burning plants which supply the Arizona Project now do it cheaper than the new dams could." Naturally enough, this scheme has the conservationists up in arms. As a typical example of that, James L. Rouman, executive director for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, has said: "This is the most irresponsible proposal I've 'heard in years. The fact that the engineers are actually serious about the plan makes it all the more frightening. This would be another classic expenditure, designed to produce some benefits for one segment of the population, without any thought for conservation, or the rights and wishes of the nation's people." The Colorado River dams are not the only menaces of this kind. Another grandiose proposal is to buiid a dam in Alaska which would -flood a land area the size of New JerseyVancT do irreparable damage to wildlife and'otHeV natural resources. And experts say there is no conceivable market in that remote region •for the power that would be produced. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING Eagle Grove Eagle — It seems that some of the U.S. Government departments haven't liked it the way that the General Accounting Office (GAO) has been discovering too much spending and even crookedness in the spending of these departments. Secretary McNamara is especially miffed at the language these auditors have used in criticizing his nefarious spending methods. McNamara and others now want the auditing to be done by auditors in their own department. Well that is even worse than letting a bank or the county treasurer audit their own books. It's worse because there is no other agency in the world that spends as much as does McNamara's Dept. of Defense. The General Accounting office was set up by the Congress of the United States and is under their direct control. They are absolutely independent of the administrative bodies which they audit. It is bad enough that both the Congress and the administration are Democrat controlled. And in spite of this if the GAO is doing a good creditable job of auditing then more power to them. We tip our hats. We "can't imagine anything sillier than taking the job of auditing away from them and turning it over to the various departments themselves. McNamara has demonstrated previously an unusual amount of "gall" but this one takes the cake. For And About Teenagers] THE WEEK'S LETTER:"! am 13 years old and I have a boyfriend who is one year older. I am not "crazy" about him, but like him as a friend. How do I tell him I don't like him? He has asked me to the movies and I always say that my parents will not let me go. He wants to call me on the telephone and I tell him my parents do not allow me to talk to boys on the telephone. Even though I would like to have a boyfriend, I feel I am not old enough. 1 think some girls should not have boyfriends because they spend too much time thinking about them — in school, and after school, and they do not get the best school marks. Then they wonder why they "flunk". Do you think I am right?" OUR REPLY; Of course, you are right. You are sensible in realizing that you are not ready for a "boyfriend" and equally alert in the realization that, when you get one, he does not become "everything", day and night, waking and sleep- ing. Where this particular boy is concerned, you have told him all that is necessary. There is nothing more you can add, except, perhaps, to tell him that you do like him as an individual, as a friend, but you are not at all interested in having a "boyfriend". t YOU hgv« g Ittnogt problfrn yew want to diKvli, or on trburvglign |g mglu. gddrtll your lfl**r 10 FOB AND ABOUT TEENAOEIS. .COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN P«SS Sf BVICI. Arlene Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peterson and Dale Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson, had the highest scholastic records in the Swea City high school graduating class. At Grant Consolidated, the honors went to Reva Work and Marian Barger. CROSSWORD PUZZLE USt.WEtKS "What happened to that 'hard-to-get' routine you two females worked out?" from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS .. , v 8 £P reme , Court declared NRA unconstitutional, May 27, 1935, The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, opened, May 27, 1937. The Tobacco Trust was dissolved by the U.S. Supreme Court, May 28, 1911. Mexico declared war on the Axis; May Patrick Henry, protesting the Stamp Act, delivered In the House of Burgesses his "Caesar-Brutus' 1 speech, May 29, 1765. A Treaty of Relations between the U.S. and Cuba was signed, May 29, 1934. e May 30 is Memorial Day, by Presidential proclamation. veterans of all wars commemorated. 2,250 lives were lost In the Johnstown flood, May AGO IN THd The first recorded U.S. earthquake took place at Plymouth, Mass., June 1, 1638. Hitler and Mussolini met at Brenner Pass, June 2, 1942. Italy s national plebiclte rejected monarchy in favor of a republic, June 2, 1946. the Kossuth hospital with their new baby sister." - o - Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Hutchison and daughters Joanne and Nancy, Algona, left for a three weeks' visit through the east. They were going to visit at the home of Senator Hickenlooper and family in Washington, D. C., attend the national Kiwanis convention in Atlantic, N. J., and visit New York City before returning home. - o - Alphonse Berte, St. Joe, was .".brought home from Ft. .Dodge i'Mercy hospital after having an appendicitis operation. - o - When the Burt seniors graduated there were four members of the class who had started together 12 years ago in the first grade class of 14. They were Margery - Pannkuk, Dale Lockwood, Kenneth Patterson and Kenneth Schneider. At commencement the class presented their sponsor, Miss Erna Baars, with a gift in appreciation of the fact that she had started her teaching career in Burt the year they were first graders. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 28, 1946 Rose Scanlan, Algona, was elected president of the Sorop- timist Club at a regular luncheon held at the Hotel Algona. Other , new officers were,.Clara Shilts, "Vice president; Clara Craft, recording' secretary; Delia Welter, corresponding secretary; Alice Wilkins, treasurer; and June Corey, director. The club voted to sponsor the new campfire group of which Margaret Ann Beardsley was guardian and Ann Stillman, assistant. - o - Fire, thought to have started from a laundry stove, caused $1,000 damage to the house on the Lloyd Vipond farm occupied by one of the Vipond sons. Only a large quantity of water in a supply tank on the farm saved the house from total destruction. Firemen wearing gas masks fought through an inferno of steam and smoke for about an hour to bring the blaze under control. - o A rainfall of 2.37 inches, the heaviest of the season, was recorded by Weatherman Harry Nolte. It was very beneficial as it came down fairly easy and soaked into the ground. However, in the south part of the county there were some flooded .areas and one supervisor reported considerable damage to culverts and roads. High for the week was 80 degrees and the low 42. - o - Howard Stott, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stott, and Lois Schram, daughter of County Supervisor and Mrs. W. A, Schram, both of Titonka, tied for honors of the 1956 graduating class of the Titonka high school. Each had an average of 94 plus for the four years in high school. - o The Union township school board met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Bjustrom for a discussion of raising the teachers' wages for the coming year. The board decided to raise the teachers' wages to $155 per month and do away with the bonus as it brought the teachers' finances into the bracket of the withholding tax, married teachers faring better than single ones. Mrs. Louis Spott was president of the board and Mrs. Bjustrom, secretary. . o- From the Sexton news: "Little Billie and Cookie Norland of Fenton are staying at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings, while their mother, Mrs. Bud Norland is in FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 22, 1956 Hottest temperature of the year was registered when the mercury went up to 88 degrees. Low for the week was 30 and although rain was on the docket, there was no guarantee it would arrive. - o A news release from the National Editorial Assoc., Chicago, announced that an Algona Upper Des Moines column, "Woman's World" had placed among the first three prize- winning columns in the 1956 annual Better Newspaper Contests of NEA. This was the first, national recognition received by the writer of the column, Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee, on the scale of a National Editorial Assoc. award. / - o Maurice Blom and Marlyn Hippen, Lakota, left after graduation for a motor trip through the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park. The boys expected to leave for service in the air force soon. - o - Vera Erpelding and Larry Youngwirth copped first place in the third annual Hawkeye Lanes mixed couples Handicap Tournament with a 1222 total. Kay Voigt and Ted Vera were close behind with a 1219 count. - o- The Algona KCs, riding on the strong right arm of Junior Snyder, provided the highlight of Kossuth County League action with a sterling 9-0 win over Bancroft at Bancroft. Lone Rock asserted its strength with a 16-1 verdict over Emmetsburg, Mallard downed Humboldt 5-2, and Rodman took Whittemore, 3-1 in other league games. ' - - o - ..;/;" , Mr. and Mrs. Merlon Baker, Algona, were visited by Mrs. Baker's sister, Mrs. Sam Hanks of Pacific Palisades, Calif. From here she went to Indianapolis, Ind., to join her husband, who was participating in the Memorial Day auto races. - o Judy Newbrough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Newbrough, Lone Rock, was representing the Lone Rock American Legion at Hawkeye Girls State at Cedar Falls. She was a junior at Lone Rock high school. m GOLDEN YEARS MONEY FOR YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO HAVE FUN OUT OF IT Retired parents accept in principle the advice often given • here that everybody past age 65 should spend their money on themselves and not leave it to heirs. They aren't about to follow the advice. But they think it's a nice idea. Mr. Arthur R. Starnes, who has lived in California since his retirement two years ago, has just given $5,000 to a six- year-old grandson who bears his name. But not in cash. He E ut the $5,000 in one of the luest of the> Blue Chip stocks on the New York Stock Exchange, and put the stock in the grandson's name with himself as guardian. He has specified in a letter to the grandson and the grandson's parents that dividends from the stock are to be cashed and placed in a savings account in the child's name ... for his college education. He has also specified that the grandson under no condition can cash in the stock until he is 21, which, is 15 years. In that time, Grandpa figures, the stock may grow into a small fortune. Arid in the meantime, he is mal'ing his grandson once a week the stock market tables from the newspaper, with his stock circled in red, and is mailing all reports and news stories of the corporation. He's going to educate his namesake to be wealthy. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ramsey, a Pennsylvania couple who settled in a Gulf Coast apartment when they retired, started their giving before they moved. They wrote their four children, all married, and invited them to come home on a specified date for "A Family Treasure Auction Party." They isolated the few practical things from the household they wanted to move, then put everything else they had, from chinaware to a brass bed, on sale at the "Auction." They gave each child a handful of play money totalling $1,000, then over three days let them bid on things — to the extent of their play money — until they were broke. Everything went. Then Mrs. Ramsey, getting sentimental like a mother, made Mr. Ramsey agree to pay freight charges to ship the treasures to the children's homes. A fellow named William Shoemaker, now 68 and retired, is setting out to have a ball with $2,000 of his money, and in the process revolutionize Ihe candy business. He is trying to find a candy company, with stock to sell, that will pay dividends in candy bars instead of cash. He has eight grandchildren, all under 10-years- old. "What do kids know about a dividend check?" he asks. 'It's just a piece of paper. But candy bars — that's a capitalistic system they can understand. "And just think how they'll advertise the company as they spread those candy bars around the neighborhood every hree months." Mr. Shoemaker wants to buy $250 worth of stock for each grandchild. He thinks hat will give them about 50 candy bars each per quarter. And *-- ' ' ' • n - ist. f ' ^ "-"" grir* *J **v*» »V* « frequent trips to the den- ACROSS 1. "Great bell* began to Tennyson 6. Resin 9. Pushed 10. Adam'S grandson 12. Compassion 13. Ascend 14. Article 15. Revolve 17. Toward 18. Extreme 21. Pro 22. Soon 23. Price ribbon 24. Manifesto 26. Goatee 27. Tableland 28. Sherman or Stalin 29. Wages 30. Ashes 33. Preposition 34. Vended 35. Exclamation 36. Allude to 38; Cupola 40. Assam silkworm 41. Placed in a row 43. Affirmative 44. Mineral deposits DOWN 1. Gift for 20th anniversary 2. Torrid 3. Creeper 4. Pronoun 5. Verbal ending 6. Trotsky 7.0odof th« iky: Babyl. 8. Shape 9. Lustrous mineral 11. Cached 13. Wire measure 15. Rhoderick Dhu 16. God of Arcadia 19. Oxeye, for one 20. Indian of Peru 21. Chip 23. Flex 24. the British fldal -*-* ~« Fen* dence of a college official 26. Stripe 28. Sesame 30. Heart 31. The Eternal city* 32. Molt 34. Yellow, Black, Red, etc. 37. For shame 38. Performed 39. Smallest integer 41. Mulberry 42. Behold ,Mr. and Mrs. Harry Linde of Swea & Eagle twp., were honored on their 40th wedding anniversary with open house at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Ellis. 125 guests called to congratulate them. The open house was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Linde, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Petersen, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Linde of Champaign, m., and Marlin Linde. - o- Daniel Mulligan, who was stationed with the army in Arabia and the Holy Land came for an extended visit with his mother and family at Bancroft. Yvonne Borchardt, a 1956 graduate of the Fenton high school, began new duties in the First Trust & Savings Bank at Fenton. Yvonne completed a high school course in commercial business. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto J. Borchardt of Fenton. - o - Three boys from Algona high and two from St. Cecelia's we're named by the Hagg-Turrier Legion post to represent Algona at Boys State at Des Moines. The boys were Jerry Downey, Larry Wicks and Bob Hardy of the high school, and James Lichter and Monte Pearson of the Academy. WBKOTwsnvwmavgH Directory! «pwws*505K*yl ^^.^^^^^^^^^^^^•^^^^^^•^^^^•B INSURANCE Oil..'., A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs floflpitaliiation Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hall 2 E. State 298-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Linea Of Insurance 296-3178 20tf E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2733 BORANNON 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. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 174,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scu/fham, 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, Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 2954334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-3715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICK80N Eyes Examined - Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid GlattM 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours; 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoona DR. DONALD J. KINOFIILU Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiroi praetor 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 MELVIN G. BOURNE, CARLSON Firm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV-j N. Po<*9« Ph. 285-ttJJ For *., OOIPEN YEARS Jo-pgg. •nd JOc in coin (no «Ktmp|), to Dtp). CJ«, Ion 1*72, Grand Ctntrgl Statlw, N*w Y«ri Y. 10017. INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICED INC, WILLIAM tfTUptK Phoae 295-8705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa rr 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 295-2014 JOHN M. SCHUTTER MD Residence Phone 295-2335 ' DEAN p. KOOB, M.D. . Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone f

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