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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 9, 1966
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If war should end, what would be left? ppnwu/npn DH77IF bKUoonlmlJ rULLll LAST WEEKS fiy AUSTIN V. WOOD Publisher, WBMunft W« Vs., As ha* been apparent from the beginning, President Johnson is determined to punue the Viet- namete war d e » p 1 1 e any developments which might strongly point to a contrary policy. Last Monday (May 23) he trotted out House Speaker John W. Me- 10 YEARS AGO IN TMl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES M01NES June 5, 1956 Joseph Welp, Jr., Bancroft, looked forward to a fishing trip, but those plans were quickly changed by an accident that landed him in the hospital. He was helping water chickens on the range of the Welp hatchery operated by his father at Bancroft when he fell off a tank truck and was run over. The vehicle passed over' both his legs and broke one of them. He also goffered painful brusles, - o Mrs. John Reding, Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. David Bernhard, all of St. Joe, attended the First Mass and reception for Rev. Eugene Schu- macheif In St. John's in Bancroft. Rev. Schumacher was a cousin of the Wagners. - o - . The Seneca Sparklers held their Mother's Tea at the home of Mary and Barbara England. Guests Included the mothers, Mrs. Francis Sullivan, Mrs. Alfred Petersen, Mrs. Earl Me- Intlre, Mrs. Roy Mueller, Mrs. Fred Johannsen, Mrs. Verle Smith, Mrs. Lyle England and Mrs. Elmer Hardsell. Other guests were Mrs. Lawrence Johannesen, Mrs. Wm. Dorsey, Mrs. Henry Looft and Mrs.Mar- tin Wllberg. - o - Another milestone in the history of Ledyard was reached when George Thompson loaded and carried Ms last rural mall after 42 years of continuous service on the rural route out of Ledyard. - o- Jan Clark, president of the Blue-White 4-H club of Bancroft, was elected Kossuth county president of the girls 4-H clubs at the annual Rally Day at Swea City. Other new county officers were Eunice Gade of the Cresco Chums, Bode, vice president; Lois Willfong of the Riverdale Rustlers I, St. Joe, secretary- treasurer ; and Marlys Goetz of the Wesley Wizards, Wesley, historian. - o Hugo Meyer, Herbert Zumach, Walter Vaudt and Lorenz Gade, all of Whlttemore, left for northern Canada to try their luck and catch bigger pike than the ones that had beencaught east of town in a gravel pit. - o - Marlys Sleeker, Tltonka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sleeker, was commissioned as parish worker in Good Hope Lutheran church, and had accepted a call to be parish worker al a Lutheran church in Fond du Lac, Wise. Marlys was the first young lady of Good Hope Lutheran lo be commissioned as a full time church worker. - o- Gerald Geitzenauer arrived in Fenton on a furlough after hich- hiking from California to Iowa in record time. The first lap of hitch-hiking was from Los- Angeles to Creston, la. The longest wait and walking Gerald had was from *l>e stop-llghls in downtown Emmelsburg lo the east edge of town. - o- Nidas Demand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Demand, Algona, won the Independent Golf Tournament at the John Hopkins University at Baltimore. This was Midas' first year at the University and he was majoring in law. - 0- Cold weather the firct day Mod to dim the luster of Wegt Bend's Centennial Celebration! as crowds turned out both days to witnessprogramsthatincluded everything from parities to Cofmsck to read a statement delivered from and prepared by the White House. As might be expected, Mr. McCormack waved the flag and asserted that "This country has never left the field of battle in abject surrender and we shall not do so now." He went on to say that a retreat from Viet Nam would be a mortal blow to people working to achieve independence in other parts of the world. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Dean Rusk followed the line in one of his finest abstractions. He said he is "Much impressed that this so-called resistance movement has not given support to the Viet Cong." Mr. Rusk is an individualist. Perhaps no other person in the entire world is "much impressed" that the political turmoil in Viet Nam has not "given support to the Viet Cong." Unless there be complete revolution within the ranks of the South Vietnamese army, a distinct possibility, there can be no doubt that the Ky forces, aided by the United States, can subdue any insurrection upon the part of the Buddhists. It is equally clear that Ky has the active support of our State Department and the White House. It is an insult to the intelligence of the American people for Washington to deny prior knowledge of Ky's attack upon Da Nang last week. Three battalions, badly needed on the Viet Cong front, were sent to Da Nang, accompanied by United State? advisors. It has been openly charged and never denied that Ambassador Lodge recommended the invasion. It is freely admitted that over the past year desertions from the South Vietnamese army have been at the rate of over 16,000 per month, or approximately 190,000 per year. With the added provocation of the present political disturbance, is it not possible that these desertions will escalate to the point where the entire South Vietnamese army will be emasculated? Barring this distinct possibility, as said above, armed revolution may be, and probably will be, crushed It by no means follows that the distinct of and antagonism toward the Ky regime will be eliminated. In fact, it would seem logical to believe that Ky's use of the Armed Forces will cause this distrust and antagonism to become even more deeply seated. Under these circumstances, what would be the cost in American lives if Washington's apparent decision to "go it alone" should be carried out? We would be fighting a war in a strange land, with which we ire unfamiliar, surrounded upon every side by a strange race whom we do not understand. We would constantly be subjected to harassment and sabotage. To understand the situation, we must review the political and religious aspects of South Viet Nam over the past several years. The estimated population is some fifteen million. Of this 15 million, our State Department insists that one million are Buddhists. Ridiculous!! The World Almanac of 1966, a very reliable source of information, fixes the figure at 70 per cent of the entire population, or approximately 10 and one half million. Malcolm W. Brown, Pulitzer prize winner correspondent of United Press International, who has continuously been in Viet Nam since 1961, verifies this figure. It is true that the Buddhists are divided into various sects somewhat as the Christian world is divided. Nevertheless, they are ardent Buddhists and. under far less stringent circumstances, in November of 1963, united to bring about the fall of the Diem Government which was strongly supported by the United States. Now, if 70 per cent of the entire population is Buddhists, then 70 per cent of the Vietnamese population is anti-Ky and anti- American. It follows logically that the loyalty of the Vietnamese army would be somewhat similarly divided. Add to this the fact that considerably more than half of South Viet Nam is held by the Vieg Cong, and within the entire countryside there are something over 100,000 part time guerrillas farming in the daytime and fighting with the Cong at night and you begin to get the picture. And .this guer- rilla group shows signs of growing. It is estimated that our air raids and attacks upon villages have resulted in more than two civilian deaths to each Viet Cong casualty. Homes have been destroyed and hundreds of thousands of village refugees are roaming the countryside and crowding into the cities. Can it be contemplated that these resentful hordes will support our forces whom they are told are in Viet Nam to set them free? At the end of such a war, just what will be left for our vie- • torious army to turn over to th« Vietnamese people? Will we have established support for the group of politicians whom we have forced upon them as their Government? Will there be peace and cooperation between the Buddhists and the Catholics? Will we have demonstrated to the world, in the language of Dean Rusk, mankind has achieved a "peaceful world order safe for free institutions?" Will the many, many, thousands of American casualties have been justified? 4-Algona, (la.) Upper Dei Moinet Thursday, June 9, 1966 IT'S DAIRY MONTH June Dairy Month had its beginning in 1937 with National Milk Month held June 12 • July 10 wai sponsored by the chain store organizations of the country and National Milk Week (November 14-20) was sponsored by the Olten Publishing Company. In June, 1939, National Milk Month was sponsored by the institute of Distribution and National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Sixty-three hundred stores participated using special materials provided by ihe National Dairy Council. In lhat year June became established on a calendar basis as dairy month. By 1954 the total number of dairy industry organizations:; cooperaft'ngrin thfc .eivent reached thirteen."American''Dairy Association, completely dairy-farmer financed and controlled, became the national headquarters of the event in 1955. The emphasis was changed at that time to add advertising and merchandising programs to the public relations program. At least nineteen other countries are now putting special emphasis on the dairy industry and dairy foods in June. It Is a fine tribute to what most nutritionists call nature's finest food. And it is one of the most economical, too. Dayton, Ohio, News — "The charges against Sen. Dodd are serious. Exposed primarily by columnists Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson, they suggest that the veteran lawmaker diverted campaign contributions to personal use without paying taxes on them, accepted gifts in return for political favors and agreed to mutually beneficial arrangements with lobbyists for foreign interests. "The charges are the kind Congress likes to pin on executive-branch sprigs but has tended to wink at when budding on its own membership." * * * A well informed man is the one who looked up the subject you want to talk about. 'Upper e* ne« 111B. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by TUB UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER M* SOUNDS LIKE A STEEP PRICE The Iowa Highway Commission recently awarded four design contracts, including one of the largest ever which happens to involve a 26-mile section of Interstate 35 in northern Iowa, the 26 miles being from one mile north of Iowa 106 near Mason City north to the Minnesota line. Now here is the point, and the question. The contract let was to the Stanley Engineering Co. of Muscatine, Iowa, for a lump sum payment of $619,978. The engineering firm will prepare plans for grading, paving and culverts. This DOES NOT cover the cost of any of the cortstryctio.o, vvqrk at all. Thus, if we understand this letting correctly, the firm gets about $23,845 PER MILE for drawing up the plans for somebne else to utilize in actual construction. The Highway Commission says it is short of engineers in its own personnel who could prepare these plans, thus has turned to outside engineering help. Now perhaps $23,845 per mile for drawing up plans for construction of a road is a fair price, and then again it might be a startlingly high one, and that is about the way it looks to most folks. If there are any young men with a bent for mathematics and drawing and designing and blueprints, we suggest they check closely into the field of engineering. For $619,978 the Highway Commission could hire a great many young engineers at fine salaries. PROTEST SEASON The Milford (N.H.) Cabinet - One of the quickest ways to break down respect for the law is to clutter up the books with rules that the people think are needless and that the officials do not intend to enforce. With so many such laws on the books already one more or less may not matter, but we are certainly not alone in feeling that for Milford to interpret the very sensible outdoor burning permit requirement to the point where a person needs a season permit if he wants to broil a hamburger over a charcoal grill on his back lawn, is unnecessary. May it is just as well that no one takes this seriously or Milford might be the scene of one of those demonstrations that have become so popular since the integration trouble in the South and the Vietnam protests. Can't you just picture the fire department, alerted by the smell of charcoal smoke, roaring out of Middle Street, only to find a bearded student in the middle of Union square fanning a grill of glowing briquets and holding the charred remains of his fire permit? Port Gibson, (Mis*.), Reveille; "It is not hardhearted to say the reasons some people are 'poverty stricken' is because they do not want to work. There is no use beating around the bush, some people are plain lazy, and want all they can get without any effort on their part. Certainly, help the real unfortunate, but the industrious do not have the obligation to care for society's drones. 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 fJOO Single Coplei lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $ti.OO No lubicripUon leu than 6 month). OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST Marriage may not be the answer to all of life's problems, but it seems to be pretty popular as the beginning of them. Collimvllle (III.) Herald We should be thankful for mistakes. They magnify our achievements. -Decorah Public Opinion A one-track mind is not a handicap if you are on the right track. -Neola Gazette-Reporter 20 YEARS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 11, 1946 Foxes were causing considerable damage In their raids on poultry in the Union twp. area. One farm wife in East Union reported the loss of 25 nice big spring fries. - o - It was hot with temperatures of 91 and 92, but it.prov.ided._the county with good corjn growing weather. The weather bureau reported that crops were potentially the greatest in the county's history. - o Three Kossuth teachers were going to have experience during the summer months teaching at the Bethany Indian Mission near Wittenburg, Wise. They were Lillian Kvamsdale, Swea City, Anna Marie Mitchell, Fenton, and Helen Cody of Seneca. - o Gail Towne, veteran fisherman of Algona, returned home with Mrs. Towne and their daughter, Mary Lou, from Appleton, Wise., with a fine fishing specimen. Fishing in Lake Wihnebago he hooked a 5 3/4 Ib. German brown trout. The Appleton natives and the local newspaper there did appropriate justice to the occasion, and showered Gail with plenty of attention and praise. . - o In celebration of their birthdays, Mrs. D. D. Paxsori and Carol Ann Undholm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindholm, Algona, entertained informally at a tea. Adult guests were Mrs. Paul Lindholm and Mrs. Fred Geigel. Juvenile guests were Sandra Elwood, Janet Galbraith and Darlene Skogstrom. - o Another relic of the horse and buggy days gave way to changing times when the steel hitching racks located on the side street near the Bowen and Grup store in Swea City were removed. Old- timers estimated that the racks had been there for at least 40 years. - o Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lickteig, Teresa, Bob and Tommy, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lickteig, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lickteig and Helen, Mr. and Mrs. George Cink, Irene Ricke, and Mr. . and ..Mrs." 'Al 1 Richtsmeier; 1 all of Wesley, drove to Mankato to attend'graduating exercises at the Good Counsel Academy. Marjorie Lickteig was a member of the class. Alice and Patty Richtsmeier, who also attended the academy, were brought home. - o Fred Genrich, mail carrier at Lone Rock, had the misfortune of falling from a ladder and injuring his hip while shingling the Wm. Flaig home. - o - A miscellaneous shower was held at the academy hall in Whittemore for Miss Irene Garman , who was to be married to Thomas Sherman of Ft. Dodge. Cards were played with Mrs. John Fraser, Algona, winning high in bridge and Mrs. Simon Elbert high in 500. . - o - Pete Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ei M. Olson, Wesley, arrived home with 'his' discharge from the army, following 21 months service with 17 months • overseas in the' European war zone. For And About Teenagers / I'M AFRAIP TO TAU K I TO THE WEEK'S LETTER?"! am a boy in the eighth grade. Some people consider me good looking, out I am afraid to talk to girls because I know people will tease me about it. There is one girl I particularly like, but I can't make myself talk to her. Even if I could, it wouldn't do any good. She is really popular with both boys and girls. I don't think she will even give me a second thought. What should I do about this?" OUR REPLY; You should come out of your shell Don't worry about people teasing you. If you paid no attention to girls until you were rwenty- flve, someone would tease you about it. They will not tease you (much, or for long) if you snow them that it doesn't bother you. If you like a girl, don't be ashamed of this fact. So what? As we said, come out of your shell. Be friendly. Getting along with people — girls and boys — is not a difficult thing. Adopt a friendly attitude to the world. Put a smile on your face. Speak, if it is nothing more than "hello." After you have said "hello" a few times, other worlds and the ability to make conversation will come easier. And — expect a disappointment or two. Someone that you like may not like you equally well. But, you'll find you learn to adjust to situations as they arise. M yov ho»t 9 *«tM|« preMtro y«w went * dttcvw. «f «n etwtrvoNofi k> nob. «Mr«M your IfHtr to FO* AND AIOUV TIfNAOfB. COMMUNITY AMP SViyWAN >M« JHVICI. ACROSS 1. Pluckier 6. Stranger 11. Beetle IS. Florid* retort city IS. Well- known R«nger 14. Repeated 15. Mother of Irlih gods 10. In a milt. name 18. Vindicate* 21. Man from BreaUu 2*.tfeed 2T. Liquid fat 29. Romance 30. Muddles 32. Cereal grasses 33. Self -assurance 38. Goddess of harvests 38. Town: suffix 39. Ovine animal 42. Reimburse 44. Heehaw 45. Retinue 40. falsify 47. Move sideways 48. Hebrides island and kind of terrier DOWN . l.FBstive 2. Egyptian god 8. Fettered 4. Before 6. Sun god d. Greek letter 7. Clamor 8. Biblical son and city 9. Ostrich- like bird 10. Drive 14. Swift's title 10. Music note 19. Girl's name 20. Tornado 21. Blue grass 22. Stale 24. The winter- srreeti 28. The third basic M.Clty trains 28. Godot these* 31.8plll over 34. Ahead 35. Scraps 80. Persian fairy 37. Horse. mackerel 40. Salary 41. Watches 43. Lubricate 44. American editor 46. Falling- grade* I i 3 4 5 II 27 (so II P 14 le 17 Four of the 572 graduates from the State University of Iowa were from Kossuth county, three from Algona and one from Bancroft. Algona graduates were William Godden, Glen Nielsen and Jean Nielsen Ross, and Mary Kennedy, Bancroft. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gelhaus and Delores Arno and Albert Barnes, Jr., Ledyard, left for a short vacation trip. They were going to visit relatives in Ankeny, Rolfe and Boone. - o Arlene Klasse,ofnearTitonka, was brought to the Kossuth hospital following an accident in which she suffered a broken hip, The car she was driving crashed into a pole at the Chris Brandt corner, half a mile east of Titonka. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heerdtof Union township entertained at dinner in honor of their 23rd wedding anniversary. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hurlburt, Louis Bode family, Rudolph Will and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Clalr Winkle, Louis Heerdt, John Leininger and Mr. and Mrs. John Baas, the latter of Whittemore. Mrs. Heerdt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. Bolin of Swea City and a grandaughter, Dorothy Bolin, came for a weekend visit. [Professional Directo INSURANCE A. J. (Ante) Ricklefs ffeftpltalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. <Jlm) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 296-3178 200 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 8 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. LoU 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 .DENTISTS DR, J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 623 E. SUU Phon«29M3M DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETI DR. L. L. BNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 29M7U Closed Saturday Aftemooni DR. HAROLD W. ERICUON Eyes Examined - Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Gluta 9 EastState Street Phone 295-2199 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. If. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINOrMILD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor 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 Faetbilt Reports CARLSON F*rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY U'/a N. D9dg* Ph. 295.}|li MELVIN G. BOURNE, MJ>. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore IT* . Office Phone 295.2949 Residence Phone 8W-JB77 J. N, KENEFICK, MJ>, Physician & Surgeon 818 W. State SjJSt Office Phone 209*2393 INVESTOHS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC. WILLIAM oTUDBR Phone 295*2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa M, , ,, Residence Phone 299-2399 PEAN F. K008, Mf.D, Phone Residence Phone M5-39J7

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