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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 16, 1966
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6-Alflona (lo.) Upp*r D« M*lft«fl Thtmday, June 16, 1966 OLD WAY WAS BETTER De»pit» some early objections, the state Democratic party went along with a program of endorsing specific candidates for office in ihe Demoratic primary elections. The endorsements are presumed to be made at the county level, and later the state level. Frankly, we like the "old way" better. There wasn't much to the "old way." If you wanted to run for county or state office, you obtained •the necessary papers and nominating signatures, filed them, and you were in the race. It was a case of the person getting the most votes also getting the party nomination. Now the party has laid the framework for ill will and conflict even before the nominated candidates can begin their campaigns against Republican opponents in the general election. Anyone who meets the basic requirements should b privileged to run for office in the primary. While it probably isn't intended to be that way, this new "endorsement" program tends to sound as though it is taking away the longtime "right-to-run" of anyone. ASKING FOR TROUBLE Up in St. Paul there is a royal ruckus brew- Ing because of a move on the part of school % officials, under certain pressures we presume, to bus pupils from one end of the city to the other so that the schools can be properly integrated. We've gone overboard on some of this Integration stuff, and this is one fine example. It doesn't make any sense to bus kids from one section of town far away to another so that they can be "integrated" and then reverse the procedure for the other youngsters. All this type of a maneuver does is run up transportation costs, breed bitterness where very little had existed before, and in the case of a good many families it will simply drive them out of the city limits into suburban areas where they can get away from such damned foolishness. Wonder what idiot managed to get this program sold to a presumably intelligent group of school administrators? * * * WHITTEMORE CHAMPION: People go to such length to have a vacation anymore. Equipment is packed into the car, the boat hooked up behind it and miles and miles are driven in the heat and traffic. Maybe if people just sat down and relaxed in their own back yard in shorts with a cool drink they'd really be more relaxed. Sometimes I think "vacations" have become just another status symbol. HEAD KNOCKERS UNITE HIE. Upper UK's Maine* 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 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 We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly $ti.OO No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST The decision of the Notional Football League and the American Football League to fey-get differences and operate on a cooperative basis makes sense, and will also result in a more solvent situation for all concerned. Instead of bidding sky-high against each other for the most publicized collegiate football players, the teams can now settle down to common sense. The elimination of the astronomical figures to collegiate athletes for signing pro contracts might also prove beneficial to college football. Players may tend to belong to the legitimate student body, now that there is nothing to be expected in the way of huge bonuses for signing with the pros for the boys who go to school only to play football. The final windup, with the champions of each league playing each other, along in January, should prove to be quite an interesting contest for sports fans. A NEW MORTGAGE CODE Come July 4, a new law in the State of Iowa takes effect. It is one that directly affects every commercial transaction in the state. Under the Uniform Commercial Code as it is to be called, the traditional security devices, such as chattel mortgages and conditional sales contracts, filed in the County Recorder's office, will be replaced with what is to be known as a Financing Statement. The chattel mortgages and conditional sales contracts, now to be called security agreements, will be retained by the Second Party, and to perfect the security interest, the filing of a financial statement will be required in the office of the County Recorder in the county where the goods are kept. These financial statements dre made up of five parts, three going to the filing officer, one each to the secured party and the debtor. It sounds a little complicated at the moment,, but probably isn't nearly as foreboding as it appears at first glance. But it does go into the matter of debtor's liability and likelihood of paying a little more thoroughly than is the case at the present time. LOOKING FOR AN ISSUE Indianola Tribune - Admittedly, the GOP is hard pressed for election issues in Iowa this year. No one can find any real legitimate problems in the administration of democratic Governor Harold Hughes, so the search 'goes on and on for a campaign issue that will "take hold." The plight of the GOP was pretty well summed up by a Dr. H. L. Roddy of Mason City, who last week made an appearance before the 1966 Iowa Republican Platform Committee. He is quoted by the. press services as saying, "The GOP needs a gimmick in this 1966 campaign, need one badly." Dr. Roddy then attacked the policies he said are now in effect at the Woodward State Hospital-School for retarded children, and the program being followed by Dr. J. O. Cromwell, state mental health director for our state. This would, the witness said, "be a dramatic campaign issue this fall.-This would be a lovely deal for the sob sisters. A lot of elections have been won a gimmick less potent than this." We must plead ignorance as to the exact policies being followed by the various institutions under the supervision of Dr. Cromwell, and to the exact merits of Dr. Roddy's complaints. We do know, however, that under the leadership of our current governor and state mental health director, Iowa has made some very significant steps forward in the field of mental health treatment and care. Anyone looking for a real solid campaign * issue will find very slim pickings in this area. A gimmick can be found most anywhere, or at least manufactured. If gimmicks are all the GOP is able to base their campaign upon, •hey will not be fulfilling a very constructive political role this fall. Weekeixd For And About Teenagers ] from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK] DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS J A World Peace Jubilee was held in Boston, June 17, 1872. Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, June 18, 1815. Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for voting at Rochester, N.Y., June 18, 1873. Emperor MaxlmUiam of Mexico was shot to death, June 10, 1867. Batholdl's Statue of Liberty arrived In New York, June 19, 1885. The first American steamboat, the "Savannah" crossed the Atlantic, reaching Liverpool, June 20, 1819. Cyrus Hall McCormtck secured the first patent on his reaping machine, June 21, 1831. Charter for the new league of nations was completed at the San Francisco conference, June 21, 1945. The Nazi Army invaded Russia, June 22, 1941. The GI Bill of Rights was signed by President Roosevelt, June 22, 1944. Wiley Post and Harold Catty began an around-the-world flight, June 23, 1931. building at Thorington and Nebraska strs., they didn'tknow it, but they were digging right into a piece of ancient history. The diggers found the remnants of an old steam boiler, and sewer system and a few other odds and ends like dozens of soles from shoes. These relics brought to mind the fact that the site had once been occupied by Algona's earliest "uptown" hotel. - o Richard Steward and Carol Jorgenson, Ledyard, had their tonsils and adenoids removed at the Burt hospital. - o Mr. and Mrs. Orville Downs, and family, St. Benedict, and Mrs. Julius Seller and family, Sexton, were in Mason City where they all enjoyed the circus, the grown-ups as well as the youngsters. - o - 20 YEARS AGO IN THB Remember when you went without things so you could have money instead of going without money so you can have things? —Independent-Register, Libertyville, III. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "Ever since "longhair" music was imported from England, I have watched and compared the reaction of adults of all ages. An overwhelming number of them seems to be totally against any music that is written, played or sung by someone who has long hair. Do they forget that Ludwig van Beethoven also displayed a set of curly locks? Of course not. But, "he's different", they say. They don't seem to remember dancing the Charleston even though their parents advised them strictly to classical music. Why is it that some adults, when hearing modern music, turn their radios off? Why do they regard it as "noise". Why wasn't it "noise" when Elvis Presley was swinging and rocking on stage? Parents seem to forget that this is a fast-moving, daring generation, and that it needs a fast-moving beat to go with it." OUR REPLY; Times change We "••--•e by "long-hair" you mean ocatles, etc., music. Only a few years ago, and to many people today, "longhair" is classical music . . . Beethoven, Bach, et al. Adults, generally, don't base their opinion of music on who plays it. In his greatest hey-day, Elvis was idol of teenagers, not the adult group. Beethoven would be different today. In his day, long hair was in style. Today, it is a fad. Like Batman, 007 and you name it, long hair for males cannot last at present rate of popularity. These are adult observations. You may not agree but, the writer remembers the hula hoop, the Charleston, and gold-fish swallowing.* FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 18, 1946 Gerald Olsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Olsen, Seneca, sustained a broken bone in his left leg while playing in a baseball game between Swea City and'Lakota. He was playing on the Swea City team. Sliding into second base, Gerald hooked a spike doubling his leg under him. The injured limb was placed in a cast where it had to remain for four weeks. - o - Bruce Wickett, who coached at Burt high the previous year, had been hired by the Lu Verne school board as coach for the coming year. - o Kossuth county 4-H officers elected by the clubs at the annual girls' Rally Day were Jane Keith, Plum Creek, president; Mary Jane Muller.Lotts Creek, vice- president ; Betty Jane Bormann, Riverdale, secretary-treasurer; and Donna Moore, Seneca, historian. - o - North Kossuth county was swept by a cloudburst and tornado, which resulted in extensive damage to north end farms, but brought no loss of life. Thousands of dollars worth of damage was done to both farm buildings and crops, however. Acorn picker on the Geo. Patterson farm in Grant twp. was carried almost across a section of land by the high velocity winds. Telephone lines and power lines were blown down and poles knocked over. Large buildings were hit the worst, the Henry Boettcher and Brock farms near Lakota being two that suffered severely. - o - Mrs. Veda Murtagh, Algona, who was spending some time at the Falkenhainer cottage on Harvard's Bay> Okoboji, entertained a party of girls at a house party in honor of her daughter Judy's llth birthday. Guests were Marcia Stillman, Judy Nasby, Julia Bourne, Alice Kresensky, and Virginia Fristedt. - o - A good neighbor deed was performed when neighbors of Chas. Nelson, farmer in Prairie twp. nearCorwith, spent the day cultivating his field of growing corn. Participating were Henry Arndorfer, Joe Eisenbacher, Albert Johnson, Lee Cole, Clarence Nelson, Vince Eisenbacher and Elmer Glawe. Mr. Nelson had been in the hospital for three weeks with a broken leg. - o - Mrs. J. M. Fleming, Whittemore, was in Chicago getting acquainted with her new grandson Edward Pat, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Owens. - o - "Guests at the Clarence'Menz : home at Seneca, honoring' Mr. Menz on his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. John Menz, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Menz and Lynn, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Zwiefel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFall and Janet and Mrs. Wendell Rusch, all of Fenton. - o -, Marie Kay, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marty, Lu- Verne, received a broken arm while playing at her home. - o - Fire of an unknown origin destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lunn, northeast of Swea City. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lunn and their six children were asleep on the second floor when the fire was discovered. Flames covered the entire ground floor, and were eating at the stairway. Mrs. Lunn led the way down the stairway with the children holding hands behind her. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES M01NES June 12,1956 Dave Smith was elected commander of Algona'sHagg-Turner American Legion post. Other officers were Stan Muckey, Bud Anderson, Harold Jefgenson, Russ Buchanan, Ken Parrish, Leo Cassel, Rev. 0. L. Nelson, Bill Zimmerman and John Simpson. - o - Kay Geitzenauer and Eileen Binzen were chosen to represent the Lone Rock Lively Rockets at 4-H camp at Clear Lake. Mrs. George Kissner, leader, accompanied them. - o - Betty Holt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Holt, Algona, was 10 years old and was given a party in celebration. Guest* were Judy Bartholomew, Patty Kenyon, Barbara Lindhorst, Marilyn Luedtke, May Miller, Kay Moulton, Joan Post, Sally Steele and Sally Swartz. The girls attended the matinee and lunch was served at the honoree's home after the show. - o - A total of 101 bands and over 90 band queens appearing in the festival included five girls from this area - Mary Keith, Burt, Cheryl VanderWaal, Algona, Kathryn Johannesen, Seneca, Donna Blanchard, Lone Rock, and Mildred Mogler, Whittemore. - o Julia Raney and Charlotte Wise, Wesley, began their work at St. Ann hospital, Algona, after graduating from the public school in May. - o - Mrs. August Paulson, Livermore, was hostess to the Delta Dek Club and auction bridge was the afternoon's entertainment. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Jessamine Miller, Mrs. Gale Berryhill, Mrs. Joe Sanders, Mrs. Edna Bowes and Mrs. Will Slock of Des Moines. - o - ,,.,PJtotur,ed,jW£re ! ,Mr,,| 1 and,Mrs..i Franklin v Rusch, who were married in Honolulu, Hawaii, cutting their wedding cake. The new Mrs. Rusch was the former Patty Ann Beckley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Beckley, Fenton, and Mr. Rusch was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rusch, Whittemore. Mr. Rusch was an automotive mechanic in a service company at Schofield barracks, and had been stationed in. Hawaii since 1955. - o Two Lakota boys abroad had met recently for a visit in Germany. Dale Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Patterson, serving with the armed force at Hanau, and John Wortman, teaching in the University at Berlin for the past year, met in Berlin. - o Three Iowa Sate College students from this area. Guy Carlson, Jr., Wesley, John Teeter, Burt, and LorenChris- CROSSWORD PUZZLE If you hovf o l«9figgo problem you wonl to diKUtl. or on oburvplion lo mokt. oddr»ll your l«H«r to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGE!*. COMMUNITY AND SUtURtAN MISS SEBVICC FBANKFOHT. KY. When Bradley Bros., Algona, began excavating for a new basement under their implement ACROSS 1. Novel 6. Slopes 11. Weird 12. Largest city in Nebraska 13. Seed coverings 14. English estate 15. One kind of surgeon 16. Exclamation 17. Travelers abbreviation 18. Indian mulberry 19. Peel 21. Jumbled type 22. Chop 23. Greek coin 27. Beginning 29. Island off Greece 30. Egyptian goddess 31. Trifle 32. Tantalum: sym. 33. Traffic sign 35. Perform 36. Resort 39. Preposition 40. Head coverings 42. Freight 44. Right and proper 45. Shakespearean sprite 46. Bread-and- circuses setting 47. Kiver ducks 48. Untidy DOWN 1. Chair 2. Regions 3. Bay window 4. Vex 5. Affirmative 6. Pliny or Cato 7. Doctors' group 8. Head of heavy hair 9. Unit of U- lamination 10. Burnett heroine 16. Coxa 19. Decay 20. Small boat 21. Hawaiian food 22. Smaller 24. Exist 25. Footstools 26. Yarn measure 28. "Yes," in Spain 29. Bobby's cousin 31. Weight 34. Implements 35. Defies 36. Begone! 37. Peel LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M HHC3SS BHHHE aaasn taoQinii (•mania S1HS QHG3 HCld ilBISlEI IIAII INI 38. "Caro Nome" 40. Ripped 41. Kill 43. Jellyllke material 44. Mexican Indian is •51 iz. 14 4P IT 10 41 THE GOLDEN YEARS Hears TfcMPtAfION AGAIN . . . ON RETIRING TO ITALY Maybe, after all, you had! better go pack your things and plan to move to Italy after you retire. A gracious lady who has been living there is quite sure you'll be missing a great adventure of your life if you don't. She is Mrs. Charles Matz, who lived there on a small income with her husband and three children, and who is now going back — to Venice. "We know dozens of retired Americans living their," she says. "Some in Venice, some in Rome, Perugia, and Naples . . . and all doing nicely on budgets well below what would be needed in the United states." Pointing out that the average Italian college professor with a string of titles lives on about $250 a month, Mrs. Matz says an American couple with $400 a month would do fine. "Rents in cities run from $50 to $150 a month for an unfurnished apartment of five to six rooms," she explains. "For a bout $300 one can furnish such an apartment with second-hanc furniture or with furniture of thr 1820-1850 era which is hand some and very cheap. "Housing in the resort cities runs higher, of course. So does any housing where you try U keep up with the jet set." Mrs. Matz found that $90 .• month was usually adequat for food for her family offiv (including milk at 20 cents r uaft). "To- spend $150 a month would be to splurge." Domestic help is about 50 ents an hour in cities like Vence and Milan, and cheaper in he south of Italy, she says. Dry-cleaning, books, stamps and telephone are about the ame as in the States. This is the country of the $1.60 office calls, where the loctor lives humbly and is not oncerned with material possessions. The country where the natives, rich in good humor and Christian charity, are free of worry over'keeping up."The country where the policeman will stay with your children while you go to the Post Office. The country where everybody asks 'How are you to day?' and has time to listen to your answer. Mrs. Matz obviously has a love affair with Italy. But you had better wait a minute before you retire there. If what Mrs. Matz has said tempts you, then take $1,500 to $2,000 of your savings (what are you saving them for?) and visit Italy, with special attention to the area from Rome southward. If the visit (of three or four weeks) enchants you, then consider moving to Italy for, say, six months, meanwhile keeping the lights on and the fire lit back home. For Hit GOLDEN YEARS 36-pogi booklet, t«nd SOc in coin (no Itompt), to Dtpl. CSPS, Bo* 1677, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y.10017. tian, Ringsted, were among 151 ROTC cadets who were reporting to three army posts for summer camp and further training. All three were in the contingent, which would go to Ft. Leonard Wood. Mo. - o - The Seneca Modern Mixers met at the home of Mrs. Melvin Madsen and honored birthday members were presented with remembrances. Those having birthdays were Kay Krause, Mandy England, Lois Berhow and Freda Madsen. Mrs. Henry Looft had charge of the entertainment. - o - Jerry, 16 son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Groh, LuVerne, was injured when he and a boy friend were riding bicycles at the Cabin Lodge at Liver'more, aM in going down a bank, fell from the bicycle receiving internal injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Ft. Dodge. INSURANCE NTISTJ A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefi Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 200 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 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. 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 337 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 -ona Telephone 295-2715 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 295-3743 ^Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer 6ffice • 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 CARLSON Film MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12i/i N. Podjt Ph. 2S5-J89J INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC, WILLIAM STUDER Phone 295*2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 1.18 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 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOg, 1VJ.D, Physicians & Surgeons 22Q No, Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295^2408 Residence Phone *'J5-5917

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