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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 30, 1966
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4—Algonti, (la.) Upper Des Maine* Thursday, June 30, 1966 LB,' SHOULD LISTEN If President Johnson is as sensistive to public opinion polls as he is reported fo be, we imagine he has not missed the latest report which shows his popularity in a sharp dip. You do not need to be a mind reader to realize that 'his dip is due to two things (1) ihp Viet Nam war, and (2) the spiral of prices and the cost of living. The impact of the war in Southeast Asia is beginning to leave a dent in the public mind that was not noticeable six months ago. And it is obvious that more and more people are questioning our wisdom in that area. For this we cannot entirely blame President Johnson, and it is quite clear that he would genuinely like to find some kind of a solution and peaceful settlement. But in the meantime, we get in a little deeper all the time leading to an end that at the moment does not seem near nor bright. Some of the voiced opposition makes sense, some does not. For example, Republican House Leader Gerald Ford of Michigan, speaking at Parsons College, is quoted as saying "the administration is not doing all it can to hold down Viet Nam casualties and end the war." This, all in one sentence! Mr. Ford should explain how you can hold down casualties if you escalate the war in an effort to end it more quickly. The more it escalates, the moro the casualties. This is a type of politicial hacking the President can be expected to take as part of the game. But he should not ignore the plain people who sincerely question the wisdom of our policy, but not the loyalty or ability of our own military forces. Second, the matter of rising costs and inflation. The government itself is in part to blame for this. We cannot expect to launch a hundred new projects in a year or two, all vastly expensive, many so hastily conceived that the bugs in them overshadow the good intentions. This deluge of projects, all federally-financed or mostly so, are bound to have an inflationary effect. They also contain enough controversial matter so that each one is certain to bring about some disillusionment and resentment as time goes on. The United States, great and powerful as it is, seems to be trying to do too much, too quick, at home and abroad — That the popularity of the President should decline is not at all surprising. We only hope that the Presidential ear is tuned in — and lhat of Congress as well. * * * With the cost of living these days, we have to keep reminding ourselves that it's cheaper by the doesn't. —Dallas Center Times Algonn Clipper DCS HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50311 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 1 f| (lOUJfl PRESS V C G I i) \Rssociimon } 0 0 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AFFIUAU MEMBER PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH There was an interesting little note tucked away in a story out of Washington, D.C. the other day, concerning a group of folks visiting Congress in behalf of national parks and recreational land. They called to the attention of Congressional leaders the fact that in the new fiscal year, Congress has appropriated the sum of $23.5 million for national parkland acquisition. Then they pointed out that this is LESS than what the U.S. is spending EACH DAY in Viet Nam. AN INTERESTING COMMENT Jack Peters, the first man to announce his candidacy for the republican nomination for governor of Iowa, has withdrawn from the contest. In making hi* withdrawal statement, the Des Moines man said-. "I don't want to fight the behind-the-scenes establishment of the party." That left the contest to front-runner Robert K. Beck of Centerville and Ames professor William Murray. Just what Mr. Peters meant by "behind-the- scenes establishment" is interesting. But he made it quite clear just what he meant when he said he didn't especially care to fight the party leaders. In other words, the republican state organization is hand-picking its candidates and throwing party organization help behind those selected before the primary. This is exactly what the democrats were being criticized for as a result of their "endorsement" program. Only the democrats were frank and open about the matter. It would seem that the state republican organization is still under control of the old guard, to the disadvantage of up and coming young republicans like Mr. Pefers. SHIFT IN CALIFORNIA Grundy Register — Politically the State of California has been shifting from left to right. For many years it has been a liberal or progressive state, but in the late primary election it shifted very strongly to the right when the republicans nominated Ronald (Dutch) Reagan as their candidate for governor. The change was made very generously, as Reagan won by a two-to-one majority. Reagan is a conservative, and very strongly so. He gave liberal support to Barry Goldwater for President, but Goldwater lost the state by a wide margin. While many people in California, as in other states, liked Goldwater, they were not willing to trust him far enough to help him become President. But Goldwater is more popular In California now than when he was a candidate for President. Some of the Goldwater unpopularity still exists. It remains to be seen whether the anfi-Goldwater sentiment in 1964 will rub off on his major California supporter who is now asking for popular support on his own account. Iowa people have a double interest in (Dutch) Reagan, as he is a former lowan. He was sportscaster several years for WHO, Des Moines. Since going to California he has become a popular TV star. That should help him some in his efforts to defeat Pat Brown, who is a democratic candidate for a third term. Someone has decided that the letter E is the most unfortunate letter in the alphabet. It is always out of cash, forever in debt, never out of danger. No little credit is due, however, in that if is never in war and always in peace, and we are deeply indebted to the little letter since it is the beginning of existence, the commencement of ease, and the end of trouble. —The Indianola Tribune 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 .- ¥400 Single Copies JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly - $ii DO No subscription less tli;m 0 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST Don't be afraid to use what talents you possess; the woods would ,be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best. —The Onawa Sentinel A race horse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time. —The Tipton Advertiser [ For And About Teenagers] "'!/ J WOULD YOU CAUU ) If ^ THIfc CHBATlMS OM ) THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am no longer a teenager. 1 am 20, but 1 have a problem and need advice. I am married and have two little girls. My husband is in Viet Nam. 1 love to hear songs and dance. Is it wrong for me to go out to parties? Don't get me wrong. 1 mean, I go out alone. After I get there, young married men want to dance with me. Would you call this cheating on my husband? Should I stop going out? When I am home 1 get so lonesome. When I am alone, I daydream, and pretend my husband and I are together. OUR REPLY: You can be sure that, whenever there is a quiet moment or two, your husband is very lonesome. Most likely, he has duties which keep him from sitting around day and night thinking about how lonesome he really is. Your husband, too, would like to go out to a party or two. He may have no place to go. There is no excuse in the fact you love to hear songs arid to dance. If you go out alone, to where the "action" is, you might as well have someone take you there. What's the difference if you came by yourself? You can find things to do, with your children, your family, without going to places where temptation is sure to find you. H you hovt o Iffnag* probltm you won) to ditcutl. or an obltrvatian to mokt. oddrftl your I.lit' lo 'OH AND ABOUT TEENAGERS COMMUNIIY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. KY "—And your occupation?" f/rom HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK} I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I The American Red Cross was Incorporated, July 1,1881. Postal C.O.D. services began, July 1, 1913. President Garfleld was shot, July 2, 1881. Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were lost nt sea, July 2, 1937. The U.S. Navy Nurse Corps was established, July 3, 1908. United States troops entered Berlin, July 3, 1945. July 4 Is Independence Day. Three famous Americans died on July 4 — John Adams (1826); Thomas Jefferson (1826); and James Monroe (1831). General MacArthur announced all the Philippine Islands had been won back, July 5, 1945. Louis Pasteur Inoculated the first human being against rabies, July 6, 1885. , . , XI Columbia University (then King's College) opened in New York City, July 7, 1754. YEAR AGO IN THI 20 YESES AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 2, 1946 Algona's city council finally rejected use of parking meters in the city, a matter that had been brewing and under discussion for several weeks. - o - James Voigt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Voigt, Whittemore, had a painful accident at the Edward Maahs home when he got his foot caught in a power lawn mower, cutting a gash which required 12 stitches. - o - The six townships surrounding Lone Rock neared the completion of a successful drive to raise funds for the purchase of a modern fire truck. Lone Rock had contributed $2,000 and the adjacent rural territory had raised enough additional funds to make the purchase. One man from each of the six townships Greenwood, Seneca, Fenton, Hurt, Lotts Creek and Union and a representative of Lone Rock would be chosen to act for the group in the purchasing of the truck and set up a permanent organization. - o - Mrs. Edna Harr, Irvington, received word from her daughter, Anna Harr Behrens, of her safe arrival at Frankfort, Germany. She was a clerk-typist with the CID in a civil service capacity. - o - The Earl Mularkey restaurant in Lakota changed hands when Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wilson took over the management. Mr. Wilson had been employed at the Ellsworth Produce Co., and Mrs. Wilson at the Ukena Hdwe. store. - o - Chloris Skogstrom, daughter of the Harry Skogstroms, Algona, entertained at a slumber party. Attending were Mary Susan Eason, Marlene St. John, Barbara Galbraith, Madonna McGuire and Maxine Gibson. The group attended the show earlier in the evening and were breakfast guests. - o - Mr. and Mrs. George Yager returned to Fenton after having spent the winter in Florida. On their way home they stopped at Hot Springs, Ark. for a few days. For the time they were staying with Clarence Wegeners and the Cecil Baileys. Mrs. Wegener and Mrs. Bailey were daughters of the Yagers. - o - A severe windstorm, accompanied by rain, hit LuVerne with much damage being done to trees in all parts of the town. The high wind completely wrecked the garage and damaged the car of Guy Benedict and also moved Jess Lindebak's garage from its foundation. Much damage was also done to telephone and electric wires. - o - Robert Berggren, Swea City, left for Minneapolis to assume a civil service position at Wold- Chamberlain air field. Robert, the community's only fighter pilot, completed many bombing missions over Europe both before and after D-Day. His new position would lead to work as control tower operator. - o - On June 19, the Henry Olsons of Bradgate and the James Skows of Bode celebrated their 12th wedding anniversaries at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Skow. Mrs. Olson and Mr. Skow were sister and brother and both couples were married in a double wedding ceremony on that date. - o - Rev. L. N. Klein, J. P. Studer, and John Richter, Wesley, returned home after a week's fishing trip to northern Minnesota. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 26, 1956 Five Kossuth young people returned from a Junior Red Cross camp near Boone, at which 95 Iowa youths enrolled. Those enjoying the camp from this area, Jane Thoreson and June Johnson of Swea City, Patricia O'Brien of St. Joe, Grace McKim of Algona and Richard Hinsch of Titonka. - o Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Priebe and Gary, Algona, attended the Iowa State Angus Field Day and show at Spencer where Mrs. Priebe won the high award in the ladies' judging contest and Gary was high individual over all the boys and was presented with a show halter. - o- Two candidates had been named so far for the title of "Kossuth County Golden Girl Queen." They were Shirley Shipler, Algona, representing the Farm Bureau Young People, and Karen Loebach, Whittemore, representing the Whittemore Creamery and Tri-County Co-op Drying Assc. - o - Bobbie, 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Richtsmeier, Wesley, fell from his pony and suffered a cracked knee cap on his right leg. He was taken to a hospital in Mason City where a cast was put on his leg. A thunderstorm, accompanied by brisk, high winds, brought 2.84 inches of rain to the Algona area and ended a drouth which had lasted over three weeks. High for the week was 97 and the low 51 degrees. There had been a total of thirteen 90-plus readings in less than three weeks! - o - Mr. and Mrs. Art Bench and sons Richard and Rodney, and Mr. C. B. Hench, Titonka, left for a trip to Walnut Creek, Cal., where they planned to visit their son and brother and family, the Marvin Henchs. Gordon Swan was to have charge of the Gamble Store during their absence. - o - Steve Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waller, celebrated his 7th birthday by entertaining the following guests at the Call Park - Randy and;Don Riedinger, Bill and Lenny Meisner, Greg and Doug Cook, Mickey Snodgress and Jack Waller. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thompson, Ledyard, attended a family get- together at Corwith honoring Mrs. Thompson's sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Zweifel's 41st wedding anniversary and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mason's 37th anniversary. - o Mrs. Woodrow Pettit and daughter, Gail, Lone Rock, accompanied Everett Householder, Donald Marlow and Virginia to Arizona where they planned to visit relatives and friends. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mitchell, Fenton, went to Minneapolis to meet their daughter, Anna Marie Mitchell, who was returning home on furlough from Japan, after serving six years in the mission field of the ELC church. Miss Mitchell planned to attend school while on furlough. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Jess Jergensen, LuVerne, accompanied by the R. D. Higgins of Rolfe, spent several days at the resort at THE GOLDEN WARS VISIT TO A TRAILER PARK WHAT IT HAS FOR YOU AT 65 Three different ways of life are being sold to retired people all along the southern rim of the United States: The retirement village, the retirement trailer park, and the retirement land development project in which you are sold a lot, on time, for that good day when you retire and go build a house on it. The retirement village was discussed here earlier. This is a report on visits to the second one: or "Butch and Bonnie Bennett." I'hat sort of thing. The residents are very proud >f their domiciles and their few >quare inches of soil . . . which hey have shipped in. The native soil wouldn't grow snakes. They usually have overhangs on the railers which constitute their car- sorts. They usually have a cou- ole of pieces of outdoor furniture here where they can sit and vir- ;ually touch hands with neigh- sors strolling down their road- The retirement trailer parks . they're all from cheap are big business over. They range trailers on crude cement blocks to eleborate two-bedroom units with cement foundations, awnings, flower plantings, and eight cylinder cars in a carport. Income in the parks ranges from $175 a month for a couple in some up to $10,000 a year in others. The people, depending on the park, range from auU workers out of Michigan to pro fessional men out of Pennsylva nia and New Jersey. The particular park described here is beside a heavily-traveled highway and is fairly close to average. The couples have an income of around $300 a month. The trailers cost about 87,000 when new. The people range from skilled workers in industry to semi-professionals. There are about 90 trailers in this park, located on plots of ground that allow four to ten feet between trailers, and about four feet between the trailer and the street. Except that it is more a lane than a street. An average car can pass through well In this particular park the trailer owners rent their plot of ground for S'240 a year, on a yearly contract. For this price residents gel free sewer and water service. They pay for all other utilities. In some parks the people buy their plots outright and pay fees for utilities. Taxes, except for the trailer tag, are negligible. Companionship in this park, as in most of them, is built in. Residents can hardly be unfriendly when neighbors virtual- y live'in their laps. Women sit ii each other's carports, sewing ind talking. Men roam about, fishing, watch television. The enough. MPH. The speed limit is 12 The trailers, while usually sitting on tiers of cement blocks, don't seem to. Foundation plantings, all very colorful, hide them. In front of each trailer is a name plate to identify the resident, and is usually on the cute side — "Johnnie and Suzy Belle Smith" , social center of the park is the shuffleboard court, where most of the people sit around talking and a few play shuffleboard. There are no signs of unhappiness or strife. There are two emotional seasons in this park, as in many of them: one in April when most of the residents lock their trailers and head back for their old homes for the summer; the other in November when everybody returns. The first tearful, the other joyful. Except that once in a while a husband or wife didn't make it. Management of the park guards the trailers between April and November . . . and gives what solace it can to those who didn't have an old home back somewhere to go to. For thi GOLDEN YEAIS 36 po»t booUtl, itnd 50c in coin (no ilarnpi), lo D«pl. CSW, fc» 1672, Grand C«nlr»l Station, N«w Y»rl, N.Y. 10017. Pequot Lakes, owned by Vr. and Mrs. Harold Sorenson, former LuVerne residents. - o - Alvln Pavik, son of Mr.,and Mrs. A. C. Pavik, Eagle twp., received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Air Force. Lt. Pavik completed a 15-months training course in navigation and was offered a regular commission in the Air Force. Lt. Pavik was spending his furlough with his parents. - o - The June meeting of the Plum Creek Elite 4-H Club was held at the home cf Mary and Margaret Keith. Participating in the program were Ruth Benschoter, Glennda Gabrielson, Jean Keith, Connie Priebe, Claudette Seely and Linda Clark. Joan Ward was In charge of the music. Guest mothers were Mrs. Glen Gabrielson, Mrs. Claude Seely, Mrs. Floyd Bode and Mrs. Kyle Keith. - o - Jean Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hall, Algona, received a four-year scholarship to Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, in behalf of her excellent record in speech work at St. Cecelia's Academy, where she was a junior. The scholarship would be in effect upon her graduation from high school. CULL ToraoHT Lowest rates in history on Long Distance calls after 8 p.m. and all day on Sunday. Enjoy a telephone visit! Northwestern Bell {Professjpna^ pjrector INSURANCE A. 3. (Ante) Rlcklef* fleopitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) 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 B 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. 8. Hcrbit 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. Dentlit 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 Algona Telephone 295-2715 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. KINOPIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So.,Harlan, Algona Phone 295-8748 BfSHfEM* Chiroor >practor gkffSfwgM DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Of. 'ce - 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 Firm MANAGEMENT COMPANY lll'/a N. Dodg* Ph. 299-2MI • INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. _ WILLIAM STUPER Phone 295-?705 Box 867 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE, MJ>. 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 295-26J4 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.p. Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M.D, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodfie, Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone I 'J5-5917

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