The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1966 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 7, 1966
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don smith WE see where Judge G. M. Paradise of Sioux City got a verbal blast from an attorney after the judge sentenced three youths who attacked him (the judge) outside his home to six months in jail and fined them $500 each for contempt of court. The attorney claimed the sentence was too harsh and that the matter should not have been heard in the judge's own court. Maybe the case should have been tried elsewhere (with the possibility in mind the judge may have been overheated toward the 16 to 19 year old youths after they belted him in the face and arms), but we'll bet a lot of law enforcement officers applauded the sentence and wish there were more judges like the Sioux City barrister. Too many times, it seems, such youths are paroled to their parents - and in many instances the parents don't give a hang what their kids are doing. Maybe judges in general 'would take a different view of such "kids" if they ever had to make the arrest on a few of these young hoodlums, not knowing if they were going to get v stabbed with a switchblade or shot at close range. A slap on the hands in the form of a parole hardly seems to fit many such casesl DEAR Editor t Should a father of 50 get married again? Dear Sir : No, that's enough children for any man 1 -?ACCORDING to players from both clubs, toe Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the new zip-down infield in Houston's Astrodome worked okay during the first game played on it early this season. As all baseball fans will remember, the field in the dome was fine, except glare from the thousands of skylights made it impossible to field some fly balls. In order to avert a possible serious accident (who wants a line drive in the face ?) the skylights were painted a couple of times. Then the grass on the playing surface began to wither and die, so this entirely new concept in fake grass was put into place. It consists of rough nylon strips zippered together. We wonder, if one of the zippers should come open, would an announcer have problems with what might arise like a fly ball caught in the fly! As long as poverty (and other types of federal government) funds are going to be jammed down everyone's neck whether we like it or not - here's something that might benefit from their use. How about channeling some of the money (and enough to do the job right) to schools for retarded children. The surroundings for such children are seldom first class - and often times worse than second-rate. Now, as long as public schools and most parochial schools have top-flight equipment, etc, , why not give the less fortunate children a better chance wi» some of this government money (a large percentage of which will never get where it's headed, anyway). How about the Upper.pes, Moines Opportunity, Inc. looking into it locally ? And what's this we hear about a "poverty" library set up in the area through poverty funds? Is it true the $7,000 spent for books resulted in book publishers getting a chance to get rid of whole batches of numbers they couldn't sell elsewhere? They should have taken the $7,000 and purchased sets of World Books or Book of Knowledge or something for deserving poverty stricken families. Do you feel run down after being hit by a truck? WE got a tip the other day from a local man that persons interested in bird watching should be on the alert for something new. It's the Bubulcus Ibis, better known as cattle egret bird (we'd hope so), which has been spotted at Richmond, Kans. The bird is quite tame and frequently feeds with cattle herds , catching insects near the cattle and grubs from the ground, Its body is about the size of a leghorn hen, with longer legs and neck, and is normally white. The birds entered southeast United States in 1952 from South America and have been gradually spreading to other areas. Shouldn't be long before they reach this area. REFRIGERATORS, left where small children can climb in them and suffocate, took three more lives in Iowa a few days ago, but how about these TV towers (more numerous than ever in this area following the big storm three months ago) as a menace. Good friends* of ours here have a small son. Guess he's about 2 1/2. He and his mother went visiting one morning recently to another home here - and when the time came to go home, the mother went outside to-; get her little lad. Where did she find him? More than two stories off the ground on a TV tower. It took some real doing to get him down, but the mother (never underestimate the power of women) finally managed after somewhat of a struggle. For- tucotely, she forced herself to remain calm while climbing the tower to make the rescue, but was a little weak in the knees when back on the ground. Some persons have already taken steps to do away with the enticing threat that lurks when a youngster sees one of the towers - they have put up woven wire fence for several feet up the base of the structures. Might be something to look into if you have small children - or if there are any in your neighborhood (and just what neighborhood in . Algona doesn't have them?). (*Name not available on request). GOT any idea what Tommy Mason, rugged halfback for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL (and one of the league's best) is doing in the off-season ? He's in the men's toiletries business, putting out a line of lotions, deodorants, bracers, powders and hair spray (?) under the name of "Quarterback Club". Claims he's used the hair spray for two years himself and that men are just as vain as women. Never the less, you're still one of our favorites, Tommy 1 A little boy entered a grocery store, approached the meat counter and said to the butcher, "I want a pound of kiddlies," The butcher asked, "You mean kidneys don't you?" "That's what I said, diddle iy A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS LOCALS Algono, (lo.) Upp« r D«« Moln«t Tundoy, June 7, 1966 MR. AND MRS. Dick Post have been visited by the latter's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Maury White, Des Moines. Msgr. Tolan, Humboldt, who has been a priest twenty-five years, was honor guest at a dinner and the Whites came here for a brief visit before going to Humboldt. MRS. HUGH COLWELL spent Saturday and Sunday at Barnum with her sisters, Mabel Ruebel and Mrs. Robert Wood. MRS. FRANK OSTRUM has returned from visits at Dubuque with her grandsons, Steve and Jerry Ostrum, and at Kenosha, Wise, with her grandson, Jim Ostrum. Enroute home, she stopped at Oelwein to visit her sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ellis, Mrs. Lloyd Bennett, Mrs. Gertrude Cummings and Mrs. Margaret Helmer at Lament. MRS. DON BAADE and Mrs. Henry Baade of Titonka visited Mrs. Frank Ostrum last Thursday. Mrs. Don Baade is a granddaughter of Mrs. Ostrum. MRS. SELMA Godfredson, who spent the winter at Santa Monica, Calif, with her son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth gamp, is here for the summer with the Leslie Samps. Mrs. Godfredson came In time to attend the graduation of the Samp's son, Tom. Mother's Tea The U-Go-I-Go 4-H Club held a Mother's Tea, honoring their mothers' birthdays. Each mother received a corsaje and were told their horoscope. A pantomime was presented. This pantomime proved that we girls know what our mothers go through. Lunch was served. A man seldom knows what he can do until he tries to undo what he did. Failure is the line of least persistence. I He's learning to set the table for 200,000,000 expected guests S 'This boy may stay on the farm all right, but there'll be many changes. Sons don't farm like their fathers did in this period of rapid change. In his father's lifetime, for instance, bigger and better machinery has given him the power to farm more land in less time, with less labor. Electricity has taken over many of the backbreaking, time-consuming chores. New chemicals give him powerful weapons in the fight against insects and diseases. New fertilizers boost crop yields. By 1970, when this youngster is farming on his own, at least 200,000,000 Americans will be counting on the farmer for food and other essential products. But even with these 30,000,000 more mouths to feed, the fruitfulness of American farms will provide all we need and more. Cooperatives help the farmer benefit from change; turn progress into profits, The advantages of employing cooperatives to get jobs done will belong to the son as they have to the father. That will not change ... and the future is brighter because of it. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. L. Matheson, Mgr. LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schulti, Mgr. WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO R. W. Jurgens, Mgr. TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, Mgr. FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR Curti* Lura, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR E. F. Immerfall, Mgr. LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE Lorenz Geitzenauer, Mgr, WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Larry Twedt, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR — Ronald Jurgeni, Mgr.

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