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20YEHRS AGO IN CROSSWORD PUZZLE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES June 4, 1946 During the primary elections, Leo Immerfall, county auditor, took extra ballots to an Algona poll. On his return trip, he noticed he was minus a hat, returned to the polling place but was told it wasn't there. Going back to his office, he failed to locate it again, so then returned again to the voting station. He finally found his hat ... one of the election officials was sitting on It. Five more new cars were registered during the week in the names of W. A. Bleich, Algona (Plymouth), K. D. Keith, Burt (Plymouth), H. S. Montgomery, Algona (Mercury), V. M. Parsons, Algona (Ford), and V. C. Smith (Pontiac) - o - Mr. and Mrs. Clair Blossom had sold their house and business at Whittemore and were moving to Algona where Clair was joining his father, R.S. Blossom, in the insurance business. He had been operating a gas station and tank awagon at Whittemore. - o- The week's weather presented a picture of June coming in with near freezing temperatures. High for the week was 83 with a low of 39 degrees. - o Decoration Day exercises, held in the LuVerne high school gym, were attended by a large group of the local residents. Walter Engel, commander of the local legion post, had charge of the program. Henry Meyer, mayor of LuVerne gave recognition to the United Service Womens club for the fire siren which they gave to the town in honor of the boys from the LuVerne Community who lost their lives in World War n. - o Lorenz Gade, Whittemore, who had recently completed; building a new mac'Llne'shed,;-sponsor§d; an old-time party and guests were requested to wear old fashioned clothes. Attending were the Louis and Edwin Grin- erts, Merlyn Wegeners, Herbert Zumachs, Harold and Louis Wehrspanns, Hugo Meyers, Ted Meiers, August Vaudts, Jr., Wilbur and Maynord Roebers, Victor Daus, Lester Baas' and the Lawrence Meyers. - o Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mibus, Lakota, were building a modern new home with carpenters from Buffalo Center doing the work. The house was a one story building with an enclosed porch and a full basement. - o Neighbors surprised Matt Kirsch, St. Joe, at his home, the occasion being his birthday. Present were the Matt Fabers, . Peter Redings, Raymond Thilges 1 , Harold Frideres, Nick Thilges', Clarence Smith and Mrs. Rosa Stattelman. - o Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Chantland and Arthur, Bode, had returned from a week's visit with their son-in-law and daughter at Prairie Farm, Wise. During their stay a fishing party was staged with five men, including Mr. Chantland and the all- day fishing expedition totaled 172 crappies and large bullheads. - o Camel Lickteig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lickteig, Wesley, and Donna Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Ward, Titonka, were members of the graduating nurses class from the Mercy hospital in Mason City. . o " "Doc" Kressin, Lotts Creek, had the misfortunre of being run over by a tractor, but miraculously escaped serious injury. Donald Jennings, Sexton, was convalescing fromatonsilectomy at the Kossuth hospital. » o- Mrs. Verle Harlan of the Four Corners area, left for Hudson, So. Dak. by train to be with her mother to help celebrate her birthday and also for Memorial Day. Mr. Harlan was driving to Hudson to get his wife over the weekend. ACROSS l.Toddler'a bear 6. Titleholder, for short 11. Wideawake 12. More crippled 13. Ball or Monroe 14. Hollow of a sort 15. Measure of length 16. Levantine boat 17. 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Kinsey, Algona, a representative of The Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, had earned membership in his company's National Field club. The club was composed of the company's top ranking representatives from all over the United States. - o The Algona municipal swimming pool was opening June 5 with Gene Hertz, high school coach, as manager. Mary Amunson, Frances Price and Joyce O'Brien were lifeguards. 1ETTERS TOTHi EDITOR PATRIOTISM IS NOT "SQUARE" Pride flag on"7naUonar~tiolfdayg;' Is rapidly becoming a thing that "used to be done" in the United States. Some of the people who do not display flags onour national holidays, unfortunately, are veterans of World War n and of the Korean War. It's difficult to understand why these people, who were prepared to give their lives in defense of their country, haven't enough patriotism left to put up a bit of bunting in commemoration of our great national holidays. Our children watch this apathetic attitude with great interest, with the result that many of them regard patriotism as something only a "square", "jerk* 1 or "delbert" (to put it into modern slang) would be interested in. They ieel that if patriotism is such a big deal, why aren't my folks interested enough to attend the patriotic programs and put up the flag ? Small wonder that youngsters today are burning draft cards, taking part in sit-ins and demonstrations to protest the draft and other essential programs. Looking at it objectively, they were brought up that way. Apathy is a corrosive force eating away at the freedom of the American way of life. Freedom is not free. If we lose it, it will be because we do not care 1 enough to notice as the precious waters of freedom slip, drop by drop, down the drain. Certainly the history classes teach our children some of the great names and some of the great deeds in American history. It's up to us to let our youngsters know that we \RE proud of our country. It it means getting up at 8:00 al m. on Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July, to put up the American flag; to show our children that we are patriotic - that we do love our country let's do it. Patriotism is a big deal. Big for our country, great for our children, inspiring for us. Let's start by displaying the "Old Glory" on Memorial Day and keep, JLuPJh?_ rest^the year on our national holidays. 'Kii'i ;..'• :. ••' PUBLIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, Kiwanis Club of Algona By: Jim Peterson, Chairman Richard Godfredson A. J. Huenhold Roy Hutzell Howard Miller gy Drew Peanon MEDAL Lt. j. g. James J. Drew, Waukon, was awareded the Navy's Air Medal and six gold stars for heroism and valor displayed during bombing strikes in Viet Nam. Lt. Drew has flown more than 100 missions over enemy held territory. He is the sou of Mr, and Mrs. James F. Drew of Waukon. TWINS The Clayton Mittens of Kirkman were presented twin Appaloosa baby horses, one a colt and one a filly, by their four -year - old mare. These horses have distinctive white markings on face's and a white "blanket" and were the favorite mounts of the American Indian. WASHINGTON - Behind the President's vigorous fight-to- the-end statements to cheering Democrats in Chicago and Long Beach last week were some significant cables from Saigon. They reported that the morale of the Viet Cong is bad, that U. S. armed forces are taking more and more prisoners, that the war is going better than ever for the United States. • Based on these reports, the President, for the first time, sees light at the end of the tunnel. He figures that victory is now within sight and that his firm position will be vindicated. • It is not clear-whether these military estimates take into con- side ration the political upheaval in the cities of- South Viet Nam. And some joy-killers recalled that the military once before gave the President a firm estimate that the war would be over in 12 months. Nevertheless the President is highly pleased with the battle reports and they have given him new confidence in dealing with some of his old liberal friends in the Senate. One point he constantly reminds them is that "it takes two to tango," in other words, it takes two to sit down at the peace table. To one prominent "dove" Senator he said:" You go and arrange a peace conference anywhere in the world. I authorize you to arrange it. I not only will attend, but I'll be there ahead of any of them." . ' . - o -CAUTIOUS ESCALATION- Best description of. Lyndon Johnson's technique in Viet Nam Is that of a cautious escalator and simultaneously a vigorous olive branch pusher. While conducting an all-out war policy publicly, privately he has made conciliatory moves toward the Chinese which right-wing critics will brand as revolutionary when --they leak out. < Invariably when the military have recommended escalation, he has edged away from' 'the brink.'' When they first proposed hitting North Viet Nam with B-52 bombers sent all the way from Guam, his reaction was:"Aren't there any targets in South Viet Nam?" The military replied in the negative. "You go back and draw up a list of targets in South Viet Nam," was his order. Later, of course, he did bomb (the North. His general direction in guiding the war is always up. It is intensified, not relaxed. He did relax during the 1966-Viet Nam new year to let the "doves" in his administration conduct an intensive drive for peace. Later he ribbed some of them in Cabinet meetings that if he hadn't suspended bombing during that period he wouldn't have given Senator Fulbright and other liberals an excuse for criticising his resumption of bombing. - o —NEW DEAL WITH CHINA?-Meanwhile the President has authorized his diplomats to take some radical new steps for better understanding in the Far East. He has instructed Secretary of State Rusk to sound out the Chinese regarding a foreign minister-level conference on the subject of improving relations between the two countries and resuming diplomatic relations if possible. The United States is also ready to revise its longtime policy of barring communist China from the United Nations. This would break with everything the United States has stood for in the Far East since Chiang Kai-shek took refuge on Formosa during the Truman administration, leaving the Chinese communists to dominate the most populous country in the world. As a Senator, Lyndon Johnson led the Democratic party in giving President Eisenhower complete freedom to declare war in the Formosan Straits in order to support not only Nationalist China but GenerallssimoChlang'srisky right to place his troops within three and twelve miles of the Chinese mainland on the Islands of Quemoy and Matsu. However, the Lyndon Johnson who is now President has come to realize what Lyndon Johnson as a Senator did not realize namely that you can't ignore a nation o'f 700,000,000 people especially when it has nuclear weapons, and that the best way to deal with a nation of such size and potential strength is to talk to it, not ignore it. It's probable that the Chinese will not respond immediately to Dean Rusk's overtures. It's too SPECIAL f /-ft. Heavy Duty MOWER KNIVES Knives for mo»t make* and model* in »tock, At Big Bear, at low a» -,.,.-,.,. each "Universal" MOWER GUARDS To fit John Deere, New Idea, I.H.C. and othen. Now at Big Bear eaeh 1009 NO, MAIN ALGONA profitable propagandawise for them to have the United States as a whipping t>oy. Teaching Chinese children to say "hate imperialist America" helps to unify the Chinese people. Nevertheless the President has learned the hard way that the key to peace in Southeast Asia is Red China. He knows he will never get North Viet Nam to sit down at the conference UMf as long as the Chinese are oj pi'sed. H experts also argue that the old loaders of Red China will soon lx? replaced. MaoTse- tung is suffering from Parkinson's disease and cannot Ix? propped up indefinitely. His contemporaries are all in their seventies. A new generation is about to take over, comparable to the post-Stalin Khrushchev leaders in Russia. The Johnson plan is to make overtures now Thursday, Jun* 2, 1966 Algeria (la.) Upp*f DM Md!ft*l-S which may bear fruit later. - o - --FAR EAST NOTES- The Johnson administration is keeping open its pipelines to North Viet Nam. One reliable report from Hanoi records Ho Sister Alfred To Study French In Quebec Word has just been received that Sister Mary Alfred, OSF, French teacher at Girrigan has been accepted by 1' Unlversite Laval, Quel«?c, Canada, to study French this summer, July 2 to Chi Minn as in favor of peace talks, but a prisoner of the younger hotheads around him.... Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, a personal friend and loyal supporter of LBJ, probably will bow out of the Saigon post within the next few months. Age and health are the reasons. .. __._._.. - I,, | ^^^^^^^^— August 12. Laval has an international record for the teaching of French; consequently, it is an honor to be allowed to participate in its courses. All students who attend must sign a pledge to speak French exclusively while in Quebec. 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