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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1966
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(la.) Upp«r DM Melnw Thurtdoy, Jon* 23, 1966 The following editorial opinion was expressed in The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, June 19. We reprint it here, not because we completely agree with it, but because it represents a point of view held by many. To our way of thinking, Asia is more or less going to decide its own destiny, and if the United States is of the opinion that it can guide that destiny, we are in for many years of bloodshed and vast expenditures from our own resources. 'Why Is Asia Important, Anyway?' THERE SEEMS to be a growing isolationist component in the argument against American involvement in Viet Nam. To those who remember the late 1930s, there may be an eerie ring of familiarity in the current demand, "Why is it Important to keep China from taking over in Southeast Asia, anyway?" Today's isolationists reject suggestions of similarity between their present attitude and the isolationism of the '30s which denied that we had any interest in preventing Germany from taking over in most of Europe. To make such suggestions, it is alleged, is to "argue by analogy," and that is not supposed to be intellectually respectable. But, in a sense, human knowledge advances by analogy; that is, we learn by experience, God willing, applying lessons drawn from past events to decisions concerning present actions. Whether or riot past and present situations are perfectly analogous, something of the past is relevant enough to the present to make experience worthwhile as a guide. • One lesson which it seems ought to be drawn from the past—whether or no all of the many illustrative passages of history were "analogous" — is this: Whenever a power dedicated to the spread of a political or religious idea is willing and ready to use force for that purpose, it can be halted only by opposition from a countervailing force. China, it may be argued, is not a power, as was Germany in the '30s or Russia and the United States today. And it is not—yet. But in the context of contemporary Asia, China is a power, the largest Asian military power by far. Only the presence of U.S. power stands in the way of China's taking over all of Southeast Asia by force, which includes Peking's favorite weapon, "wars of national liberation." Nor is only Southeast Asia at stake. Burma is a tempting power vacuum, and India Is fundamentally weaker than most Americans can bring themselves to admit. And beyond South Asia? Peking's adventurism in Africa and Latin America has clearly indicated that the horizons of Maoism are far, far broader than those of traditional "Chinese imperialism." To. date, China's Red evangelists have fumbled badly in Africa, where the revolutions predicted by Chou En-lai turned out to be revolutions of the center or right. The next round, given support by a China victorious in Asia, probably would go quite differently. EASY TO MISUNDERSTAND Iowa Falls Citizen - A year ago Orville Freeman could well have been voted the most popular Secretary of Agriculture since Henry Wallace. Today, the farmer speaks of Freeman with contempt. And all because Freeman was caught talking when he should have bean listening. Farmers just naturally don't take kindly to a Secretary of Agriculture hail- Ing a decline — no matter how small — in farm prices. With all of the anti-Freeman talk in the air, farmers and consumers need 1o qet a few things straight. For instance, regardless of Freeman's recent case of "foot-in-mouth" disease, farm Upper Dee HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 30511 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 NEWSPAPER 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 Copiei 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Vear. in advance, Semi weekly $ti.OO No fubscrlptlon leu than 6 months. OFFICIAL t CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST income this year will be 50 percent higher than it was when he took office five years ago. We're not saying that this increase is not justified. Far from it, we'd hope that it continues to rise. But let's not forget what happened under eight years of Benson. Better farm prices are helping all of Iowa — all of the country, for that matter. Iowa's personal income and per capita income rose by 10 percent during 1964-65 ... the highest increase in thfe nation. Freeman's also taking a beating for the President's remarks about buying cheaper cuts of meat. Wallaces Farmer rightly concludes that this will 'probably help the livestock economy. For inStance, the National Livestock and Meat Board — the producers' own brain child — spends a lot of money showing housewives how to use cheaper cuts. And these cheaper cuts are a drag on the market. Where's the sin in promoting their purchase? One columnist has claimed that the political attacks on Freeman "show more heat than light." Farm income has a long way to go before it reaches a level consistent with a reasonable return on investment and labor. But the fellow who's crowing about Freeman hurting the farmer has a miserable memory. HIRED MEN DEPART Grundy Center Register — A good number of the farms in Grundy county needed hired men either during the farming season or the year around. Now not more than 5% of the farms in Grundy county employ a hired man during the field work season of the year or for a full year. Little as the demand for hired men on farms in Grundy county is, there are still not enough men available to supply the demand. The high pay being offered by the factories can't be met by farmers, and they get along without any hired help. With modern machinery one man can do the work that two men were required to do a number of years ago. And also farmers who have boys going to high school, use the boys to take the place of a hired man. The average high school farm boy can operate modern farm machinery as well as a grown man. Wages of farm hands have also gone up. Men used to be willing to work for $20 to $25 a month on the farm. Now the wages for farm hands in Iowa ranges from $250 to $400 a month. For And About Teenagers] IWOUUP NEVER. COISIPER A BOV THE WEEK'S LETTER: "In regard to some of the current hair styles: I would never consider a boy who did not have his hair combed neatly. I certainly want to see ALL of his face. He must also be neat. I think it is nice for girls to have long hair, if it pleases them. But I don't believe a girl should hide her face with her hair. Many girls need advice on how to fix their hair and how to look like a lady and not just like any old body. The girls who earns respect dresses and acts like a lady. She doesn't wear boy's clothing. OUR REPLY: In the writer's opinion, there is nothing wrong with a girl wearing slacks (properly tailored, of course) and shorts (provided, of course, they aren't short-shorts, as too many are). There are times, however, when slacks are not the order of the day. The lady, whether she be^ fifteen or thirty-three, will dress appropriately. Hair styles have been discussed before in this column. Long-haired boys will say their hair style is their way of being an "individual", is a manner of self-expression. Perhaps. Yet, we wonder what the boy who lets his hair grow to the shoulders and down to the eyebrows is trying to express. U y»v hgv« g Iftnogt probltm yov wgnl to dim/ii, or an obnrvolion lo mok», oddrtit ygur l v ll«r lo FOt AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. fare office, Kossuth's total old age assistance, aid to the needy blind and aid to dependent children bill for the month of May amounted to $22,946. Compared with past figures, the total was pretty much in line with previous years. Mrs. Huber also announced that Mrs. Lucille Zerfass resigned from the county welfare board! and was replaced by Mrs. Lloyd Bohannon. LASt WEEKS ANSWER ,• "O.K. Who's the wise guy?/" 20YEHBS AGO IN tHi from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Grover Cleveland, U. 8. president died June 24, 1008. President Roosevelt pledged all possible aid to Russia, June 24,1941. The American Expeditionary Force reached France, June 25, 1917. Gunder Hagg.set a new record for the 2-mlle run: 8:46.4, June 25, 1943. Fifty nations signed a League of Nations charter at San Francisco, June 26, 1945. Charles de Gaulle was recognized by British as leader of all free Frenchmen, June 27, 1940. The United States purchased the Interest of France in the Panama Canal, June 28, 1902. A bill authorizing construction of the Panama Canal was passed, June 29, 1908. Congress passed a U.S. Pure Food and Drug Act, June 30, 1906. The Bikini Bomb test took place, June 30, 1946. 10 YESES AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 19,1956 The week's weather was described only as HOT. With a mark of eight readings in the nineties in ten days, the heat produced most of the conversation, although in some areas around the county much needed rainfall was registered, although in too small amounts. The only rainfall registered during the entire seven days was a quarter of an inch. High for the week was 97 and the low 62 degrees. - o- John Waldron, formerly of Whittemore, took possession of Demand's Cafe, Algona, as proprietor,, Mr. Demand retaining possession of the building. - o- Marcie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Long, Algona, left for Laramie, Wyo., where she would receive her masters degree at the conclusion of the term. She taught art in the schools at Cedar Rapids. - o - Diane Groh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Groh, LuVerne, fell with her bicycle as she came from band rehearsal and had the misfortune to crack her elbow. She was given immediate medical care and had it placed in a cast. - o - Mrs. Gerald Angus, Lone Rock, entertained for a birthday for her son, Jerry, in honor of his thirteenth birthday. Guests were David Weber, Roger and Donald Cherland, Jamie Jo Jensen, John Hovey, James Schmidt and Darryl Schmidt. - o - Kenny Bergman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bergman, Bancroft, received a babely bruised foot when he apparently got it caught between the cultivator and tractor. - 0- Mildred Mogler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mogler, Whittemore, was chosen as Miss Whittemore by the high school band, and was among the 125 candidates for the title of Miss North Iowa at the Iowa Band Festival in Mason City. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Christ, Lakota, moved into their new home located between the Methodist parsonage and Walter Leslie's home. The Christ's son, Eugene, recently married to Katherine Schutter of Titonka, had taken over the farming, - o - Bill Koppen, Wesley, left for a vacation at the Koppen cabin at Pequot Lake, Minn. He suffered a foot injury and was on vacation from his duties as rural mail carrier. Theron Hansen substituted for him as letter carrier. - o - Mrs. L. E. Unnan, Algona, was elected president of St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary at the annual meeting; Antoinette Bonstetter, first vice president; Mrs. Mark McGuire, second vice president; Mrs. Eugene Cook, third vice president; Mrs. James Kolp, recording secretary; Mrs. H. W. Erickson, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Al Agena, treasurer. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bierstedt, Fenton, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house for friends and relatives. - o - When members of the 604th Communications Squadron of the U. S. Air Force entered their day room in Ram stein, Germany, they had every reason to know about Algona, Iowa. A/3C Kenneth Fox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, Algona, had Just completed a painting that covered the entire wall of the day room depicting six lif- like scenes framed together and tied with authentic Roman pillars, such as were used in Caesar's time. The painting required six months of off-duty time to complete. Artist Fox was the squadron's draftsman. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Von Bank and Agnes, Bancroft, left for a vacation trip in the southern United States and planned to visit their daughter in Texas. - o- According to Mrs. Helen Huber, head of the county wel- TROM THE FILE OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 25, 1946 • While' about 2,000 persons braved temperatures of 50 above and gusts or rain, 16 contestants in the Soap Box Derby went through their paces, on highway 18 north of Algona. Jackie Lickter, 12, entry for Cowan Building Supply Co. won the county championship. He defeated Dick Wilhelmi, 13, entry for Dutch's Super Service, in the two final races. - o Lawrence Misbach, Algona, became the new man in the Veterans Administration office here. Lawrence was a veteran of World War 11, and had been training for this post in Des Moines, - o- H. D. Hutchins reported two sales of farms - the Everett Dreyer unimproved 30 acres ad- Joining Fenton, was sold to Frank and Katherine Thilges for $150 per acre and the H. F. Bennett 80-acre tract, adjoining the Matt Faber farm, just over the line in Humboldt county, was sold for $11,000 to the F abers in the name of their four sons. - o- Fight pictures of the Louis- Conn heavyweight scrap was shown at the Call Theater in slow motion. Louis won with an 8th round knockout. - o- George Siems of Fenton sold three cows and two bulls from his herd of registered Holsteln- Friesian cattle. Cows went to Hilbert Bierstedt of Whittemore, Gerald Kuecker and Kermit Kuecker of Algona, and bulls were sold to Ida Kuecker of Algona and Elmer Greinert ,of Whittemore. - o- While cultivating corn on land he was leasing from Adolph Anderson, Merton Roalson from near Swea City, unearthed a stone which was in the form of an Indian tomahawk or hatchet. The stone had a pointed blade and grooves along each side of the head where the handle had originally gone. THE GOLDEN YEARS WHAT LIFE CAN OFFER YOU IN A RETIREMENT VILLAGE You have heard of the retirement villages that are going up across the country. If you are of retirement age you probably have been encour- raged to buy a lot, or a finished home, or a co-op apartment in one of them. Here is a report on a visit to one. This village, one of the better ones, was concerned primarily with selling land. As many of them are. The developers may turn a profit on constructing homes for you, and may pick up some extra revenue from tie-ins on insurance, water service, garbage, etc. But the sale of lots that have been cut from a large tract of cheap land is usually the motivation for the village. Which isn't necessarily bad. Real estate developers have to eat, too. And if they are willing to gamble big money to create a charming village on desolate acreage, and in the process create a new way of life for retired people, then there is virtue on their side. This particular village was located 22 miles across lonely roads from the nearest city. Too far to drive in for dinner or a movie, unless you were desperate. Also a long way to a hospital, except that the management of thisprojecthad provided a clinic for routine medical needs and had an ambulance available for emergencies. The layout of the village was excellent . . . curving streets, many small park areas, curbs and gutters, trees. Al 1 houses were low and rambling, ail of them appealing, all o them air-conditioned and restricted to the extent that out houses couldn't be built on the front lawn. Prices ranged from $13,000 to $30,000, with one bedroom and bath to three bed rooms and two baths. There was no attic space and there were no basements. The retired wife could plant some petunias ,n the front yard. She also, they said, could plant some vege- ables — but did she really want to get into that? The retired man could make his bookcases in a hobby shop set up in the community recreation center. People living in the village were happy. There was little doubt about this. All were retired, which meant that every-, body had playmates all day long. Real Estate taxes were low . . . about $250 for a $15,000 house. The'village was not incorporated so there are only county and state taxes. And a retirement village doesn't add to school costs or to police costs. There were fees for fire prqtection, sewer and water service. The village had its own shopping center, with average prices. It had a motel-type guest house for visitors coming to see you. The houses could be bought about any way you wanted, including conventional financing with 20 per cent down. Resale of a house if you ever wanted to move out might be difficult. You would be competing with the developers of the village who still have lots to sell. One wonders what will happen when the developers have sold all their lots and moved on. There will be no more high- • powered sales promotion to bring new people in. Since the village has little to offer anybody except the retired it probably will nave to incorporate like any other city in order to get needed services . . . and in time, one would think, turn into a great big cemetery. For th f OOUJEN YfA|S 3»fx>«* b«*U«t. i*nd 50e in c»ln (no itompi), to Otpl. CSPS. (*» 1472. Grand Ctntral Station, N«v V«ri N. V. IOOI7. A0RCM8 1. Traffic *. Ahead 6.Blb!le»l verb 9.t*bbt« 10. Resetted 12. Fedora, 6. flunk fence* •.A 14. Tim* designation 15.T>ut. nightmare demon If. Child 18. Line of action 21, Acquire Inclsora 22. Spigot* ae.Olrl'a name 27. Place for campaign buttons 28. Goddess of volcanoes 29. Wage* 30. City JSr> New iork 32, Hawaiian, food 35. Dock 36. Cry of dutreu 38. Pedal arch 40. Miscellany 41. Of a membrane 42. Calm 44,Rlgid hair 45. Bridge loss DOWN 1. Panicky flight 2. He fled Sodom &Att:Lfttia 9. Shinto temple il."ln thafW Item 13. Indian, originally of Canada. geneoug 16. Pang 19. Stagger 20. More stagnant ii.p*t 23. Armadillo 24. individual 25. Cunning 27. Louise, for one 29. Small cut 31. La Tosca, for one 32. Abysa 33. Dollar bills 34. Wight or Man iiMiiM ua« " HUt-l'd KIM wan MKI aaa 133338' 37. Route 39. Gambling 1 die 40. Entire 42. Close to 43. Behold IZT 10 2.0 4> n i The Kenneth Halversons, took their daughter, Barbara, to Ft. Dodge where she had a tonsillectomy. The Gerhart Hante- Imans took their daughter, Eunice, there the same day also for a tonsillectony. - o - Two St. Joe boys were home after receiving their discharge from the service - Marvin Kramer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kramer and Edward Berte, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Berte. - o - Inez Harris, Algona, was the new clerk at Hutzell's Service Center, successor to Jimmie Neville's shoe store. Mrs. Archie Holland, Bode, entertained the Woman's Club at her home. A book review was given by Miss Marie Hegg, and music for the club was furnished by Mrs. Holland's daughters, Geraldine and Joan. - o - Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Headley and Gerald Frankls, Irvington, were the new patrons on telephone line No. 31. - o Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reilly, Lone Rock, were parents of a baby boy, Michael Louis, born in the Kossuth hospital, and weighing 8 Ibs., 2 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Reilly have two other children, a boy and a girl. [Professional wwwm-m-m-mmm *mwmmm INSURANCE A. J. (Arab) Rlcklefi Jbtpttalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bondi — All Lines Of Insurance 2964176 200 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Iniurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 8 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance RERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 Ted. 8. Herbit 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, 8NYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2718 Closed 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. KINGRELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So.,Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 ^hl • — ^^^^ Chiropractor vmM*m*mmm* DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office • Hours Mon. - Tues, • Wed. - Pri. 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 F»rm MANAGEMENT 12H N. Ph. 285-2181 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, JNC, WILUAM-SrUPER Phoae 295»2705 Box 261 MELVIN G. BOURNE, Physician & Surgeon 118 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. KOOB, M.D, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge^ Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone IV5-5917

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