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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 7, 1966
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2-AlBOno (la.) Upper De» Moinx Thursday, July 7, 1966 No Surprise, But We're Glad of It Congressman Stanley Greigg announced last Thursday that he is a candidate for reelection to Congress from the 6th district of Iowa. That i.s not exactly a surprise, but we're glad to hear it. Congressman Greigg has nearly completed serving what the old hands of Congress refer to as the "freshman term." If reelected, he at least becomes a sophomore. The Iowa congressman from Sioux City has managed to do well in his first term. In fact, looking back, he did unusually well, including acquiring an attractive wife from northwest Iowa, his own district. Congressman Greigg has taken a genuine interest in legislation that especially concerns the people of his district, and has voted in their best interests as he saw it all the way along the line. If wo had any criticism at all of the Congressman, it might be that he was too willing to vote for practically all administration measures, some of which should probably have been voted against. Yet, by "go- Ing along" he was also able to command support in matters directly concerning his own district, and as most everyone knows, you have to do a little horse trading to get anywhere in the halls of Congress. The young Congressman has been a member of the House Agriculture Committee, one of the most important, from our standpoint in Iowa, and he also has kept in close touch with his district. His visits to counties in his district while in office have been unprecedented in an era when many folks never see their Congressmen between election campaigns. As the late Speaker of the House, Say Rayburn, said: "elect them young, elect them honest, and keep them there." PROGRESS ... IN SOME WAYS Man has made phenomenal progress in the last decade — in some ways. We're almost ready to land citizens from Earth on other planets; quite a feat. But it seems that while wo are making progress in some directions, were going backward in others. The United States received a tremendous influx of new citizens from the shores of Europe in the early 1900's, from families who were looking for new land and wanted to get away from the ruling kings and potentates and the most hated thing of all — compulsory military service. The U.S. had no such thing. Today, some 66 years later, we are engaged in considerable debate as to what revisions shall be made in our draft laws. Until shortly before WW 2, a draft law did not exist. True, we had one during WW 1, but that died out after the war was over. Then the spread of European war in the Hitler era of the late 1930s led us to once again decide Upper Ice HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa 7.i|) Codf 51)511 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 ^^^MIMBU^ Y— n iOUIR PRtSSV P Q flssocifliior \J u D 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 $•) 00 Single Copies j 0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advanre. Semi weekly Sti UO No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST on compulsory military service. It has been with us ever since. Mankind can be exceedingly proud of some of its accomplishments, in science, medicine, machines and many other ways. But it would seem that when it comes to the ability to eliminate enmity between nations and the waste and uselessness of war, we are if anything going backward. ONE THING OVERLOOKED It is always interesting, and sometimes fascinating, to read the results of various "surveys" and "advisory board" decisions thaf turn up from time to time. Most everyone had forgotten that the sum of $50,000 had been voted by an Iowa legislature of the past for the purpose of studying the subject of tax revision. Well it seems that an economics professor from Purdue University, age 34, got the assignment and has made the report on behalf of the tax advisory study group, whoever that might be. The professor's report is full of suggestions, every one of them involving either tax increases here and there, or a shifting of tax burdens from one area of taxation to another. The ONLY thing the professor did not mention in any single instance was that there might be avenues of less spending — but perish the thought I We'd certainly like to know if this professor of economics ever had a job anywhere other than on a tax-supported payroll. Lots of ideas for raising MORE revenue, but not ONE for ways to reduce spending. There are times when the easiest way is to spend public funds for research and survey work that could be done as well or better by the people concerned, but hiring someone else does take the heat off a little, especially if the researcher is from outside the state. FAREWELL TO STUDEBAKER Lake Mills Graphic — Experience, though helpful, is no assurance of success. Witness what has just happened in the automobile business jungle. After 64 years, the Studebaker is going the way of the Stutz Bearcat. The Studebaker joins illustrious company in a motor car Valhalla that must look something like the automobile section of the Ford Museum at Dearborn. Motor car heaven is filled with cars that didn't survive—Ihe Dort, for instance, and the Durant, the Stanley Steamer and the Winton. Many will remember the Willys, but how many ever rode in a Chadwick? Peerless, Packard and Pierce-Arrow were the "Three P's" of .the American motoring world in pre-World War I days. Pierce-Arrow was the classiest, Packard the most enduring, Peerless the first of the three to go out of production. Some old makes of cars are more familiar today than others. The Maxwell needs no memory jogging, thanks to Jack Benny. The Stutz Bearcat is recalled because it came to be associated with the raccoon coat and flappers of the 20s. The Columbus Electric suggests bud vases and little old ladies. The Kaiser and Frazer are of more recent vintage. Then there is the Edsel, a johnny- come-lately still seeking admittance to the automotive Valhalla. The Edsel was a car for scarcely long enough to count. And now the Studebaker leaves the stage, secure in having struggled long and well to stay on the road. The Studebaker will have no trouble entering Valhalla. Willowdale (Ont.) Enterprise - Women like a strong, silent man because they think he is listening. Door County (Wise.) Advocate - Do not try to get ahead of everyone on the highway or you may be leading the procession, horizontally. Butler County (Pa.) News - Remember, worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. Definition of an expert: An individual who's called in at the last minute to share the blame. —The Knoxville Express For And About Teenagers ] WHAT ABOUT THE CKUMMY HAiR. ] 6TYUE £• TH THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I read the column about hair styles. I wear my hair long and I have been suspended from school once for this reason, but 1 always had it cut because I wanted to stay in school. Then, I always let it grow back. My hair grows rather thick and tends to curl in the back and on the sides, but I always keep it combed. I fail to see how long hair can possibly affect studies in any way. I'm getting used to being needled all the time, but why doesn't somebody say something about the crummy hair styles some girls walk around with?" OUR REPLY: During the school vacation period, your parents willing, you can "wear" your hair any way that pleases you. Do so. But, when school resumes, be prepared to follow the rules, whether it be hair styles or manner of dress. These rules are not set down for you alone, they apply to all students. 1'hey are necessary. Rules are not made merely to regiment or to curb one's "individuality", but to insure an orderly, disciplined group to achieve a purpose. Where school is concerned, this purpose is getting an education. Ex peri m en ting with hair styles is a special prerogative of the female sex (although some members of the opposite sex are currently trying to outdo them). Given time, though girls always get back to the styles their boyfriends like best -- on them — (the girls ) that is. II you hov« 0 9 . probltm you wont lo diuuii. or an obnrvolion lo malt, addreii your l.ll.r lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. KY VVELI I.-.-.I&LA; .:• GO-ovr TT-M-.•?.?•.-:*,' O^O'i'n f £,, p.£At. : •-.'"V.'j ivv, AMP NOW PAIN WHAT FUN! VOi.iVF MAP vouR >j[., i vf. '•• ,!' ! 5 MYCHOicE ;*'J2fl ^r;: 1 - was held at the J. C. Blome farm, LaJcota. Neighborhood families Included the Ted Wallen- tines, Ed Grettllats, Roland Smiths, ST., Roland Smiths, Jr., Edward and Arlowe Blomes and the C. L. Egesdahl family of Ledyard. - o Mrs. A. C. Ulan and girls of Hawaji had been visiting at the home of her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kramer, Lone Rock. All were guests at a family dinner at the home of Mrs. Kramer's brother near Humboldt. - o - Armand Elbert, Cletus Besch, Charles Bormann, Louis Kollasch and John Duffy, all fo Whittemore, left for Omaha where they entered Creighton College. from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS An American expedition under Commodore Perry arrived in Jnnnn, July 8, 1853. An experiment in delivery of Air Mail by helicopter in metropolitan areas was initiated, July 8, 1946. New York declared independence from Great Britain, July 9, 1776. Organize*! resistance ended on Saipan, July 9, 1944. The United States formally received east Florida from Spain, July 10, 1821. Death Valley, Calif., temperature reached 134 degrees, July 10, 1943. The duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took place, July 11, 1804. Alexander Hamilton died following duel with Aaron Burr, July 12, 1804. The first civil service examinations were eiven July 12, 1883. B Draft riots took place in New York City, July 13, 1863. Tokens were banned as U.S. money, July 14, 1862. 20 YEARS AGO IN THI 10 YESES AGO IN THB FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 3, 1956 Pat Baumarm, WMttemore, had the misfortune to collide with a deer about one half mile north of Wlilttomore. The front end of his car was damaged to an extent of about $350 and the deer was killed instantly.- Game Warden Tellier was notified and took care of the carcass. - o - Joe Bradley, Algona, was elected by precinct delegates as the new Kossuth county Democratic chairman and Mrs. Pat Birkness of Armstrong was elected county chainvorrm. - o - While the possibility of a city water shortage still existed, immediate danger had subsided somewhat with recent rains helping to soak local lawns, It had been discovered that the city might possibly use to good advantage a deep well at the rear of the former ice cream plant on Diagonal St. - o - An Algona girl, 16-year senior Marilyn Dreesman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dreesman, was selected and crowned as Queen of the band, orchestra and baton twirling division of the State University of Iowa's All-State music camp. - o - Thermometer readings dropped for a couple of days, then decided to pop right back in the toaster class. A pair of 79 degree readings for two successive days were the lowest for more than three weeks, but then the mercury went back to 90. A total of .28 of an inch of rain was registered. High for the week was 90 and the low 48 degrees. - o - Fenton Girl Scouts spent a 3-day outing at the Circle K ranch house at Lake Okoboji. Taking the girls to camp were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Priebe and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Huskamp. Girls attending camp were Lois Finaestad, Elaine Haase, Trudy Huskamp, Bonnie Jentz, Judy Jolley, Jackie and Barbara Priebe, Barbara and Beverly Wehrspaim and Mary Cannon. - o - John Olsen, Seneca, who had been a patient at the Holy Family hospital at Estherville, having submitted to surgery, was reported to be recuperating satisfactorily. Something really "ridiculous" was going to happen in Algona on July 13, and 14. The retail promotion committee of the Algo:ia Chamber of Commerce hai set aside the two days as "Ridiculous Daze" - something never before held in Algona. Merchandise bargains would be sold from counters and racks right out on the sidewalks and streets. Brail Wright was committee chairman. Patricia Hedlund, Judy Strahorn, Larry Hutzell, Bill Hutchinson and Dean Benschoter, all of Algona, were the group from the Methodist youth group who were spending the week at the Methodist camp at the Okobojis. - o - Mrs. Harold Nielsen, Jr. , Lu- Verne, drove to Omaha where she met Harold Nielsen, Jr., who just arrived from overseas duties in Korea and received his discharge at Ft. Ord, Calif. They were going to live on the farm recently purchased by Harold Nielsen, Sr. - o - The North Woodward street neighbors in Algona had a family picnic in celebration of the 4th of July weekend. It was held in the yard of the A. J. Ricklefs home. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith of Portland twp., brought their daughter, Sheryl, home from the Mercy Hospital at Mason City where she spent five days with virus penumoia. - o - Patricia Hefty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hefty of Livermore was name "Miss Livermore" by the Livermore high school band. - o A neighborhood family picnic FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DESMOINES July 9, 1946 Rose Studer, youngest daughter of the Alf Studers, Wesley, suffered a deep, long gash oa the upper part of her foot when it got too close to the rotary lawn mower. Nine stitches were required to close the painful wound. - o A real relic of pioneer days was uncovered by Ed Ostrum of Algona. He came across a gen- iune buffalo skull while fishing along the Des Moines river bank, a block west of Rainbow bridge. The spot where he discovered the skull was near the ford where the old pioneer wagon trains crossed the river. - o- While at an insurance convention in Des Moines, John Uhlenhake, Whittemore, found upon return to his car that a window had been broken and many valuable items stolen, including his car radio. - o - Four new licenses for 1946 cars or trucks were issued, going to H. C. Anderson, Algona, Studebaker; Druggist Mutual, Algona, Ford; Marvin Junkermeier, Elmore, Chevrolet truck; and H. J. McNertney, Algona, Pymouth. - o - Postmistress Ida E. Larson of Swea City was greatly honored when her suggested design for a postage stamp to be issued in honor of the Iowa Centennial was one of three designs, out of 971 submitted, which would be incorporated into the final stamp that was going to be issued. The stamp design she submitted THE GOLDEN YEARS HE ELECTS TO RETIRE AT 62 - AND DISCOVERS HE'S RICH Any working man or woman who has reached the age of 60 should get a copy of his employer's pension plan next week, take it home, put on his specs, and read it. Line by line. He may discover, as U'ilber H. Jennings did, that he will have more money to spend if he retires at age 62 than he'll have if he continues to work. Mr. Jennings worked for a good company — a public utility — that has a better pension plan than most. It also was a company that was willing to pay a premium to encourage its older employees to scram. As many other companies are these days. "I never made a lot of money on my job," Mr. Jennings says. "1 got up to $400 a month in the mid-fifties, then to $500, and finally up to $625 by the time I reached age 62. L'nder our pension plan 1 could get $390 a month if 1 retired. I took it . . . " The pension plan offered Mr. Jennings, who had 34 years of service, an "Karly Retirement" pension of $157.25 a month at 62. Mis Social Security came to $105.40. Then there was the inducement — and "Karly Retirement Supplemental Income" of $127.35. The Supplemental Income will stop when Mr. Jennings reaches age 65, bringing his to-j tal income down to $262.65.' "But I'll have three good years j of free living by then, and my wife assures me we can make do on the $262 after 65 ..." Had Mr. Jennings continued working to age 65 his pension would have come to $214 and his Social Security to $143, for a total of $357. "Apart from the Supplemental Income, 1 got a special concession on health insurance by retiring at 62," he says. " I'nder the company program my hos- pitalbsation and surgical premiums are paid until I reach 65, at which time Medicare takes over. And under Medicare the company will pay my first $40 of hospital confinement, will pay the extra $10 a day 1 will be charged if I am confined over 60 days and up to 90 days, and then will pay the entire tab for the 30 days after that." Mr. Jennings isn't quite sure just how much richer he is on his $390 Early Retirement income than he was on his $625 job. "My wife says we're richer, and 1 know that we now have about $75 a month to throw around that I didn't have before. "Some of the benefits are fairly obvious. The income tax is no longer deducted from what I get. Neither is the Social Security tax, or the pension contribution, or the union dues. And I no longer need my $1.50 a day, or about $30 a month, which I took out for transportation to the job and lunches . . ." But the major benefits to the Jennings have come from the changed way of life that retirement permitted them. "I don't know where my money went while 1 was working. We were dollared to death for sure, with donations to this and that, repairs on the house, and always something extra at work for gifts, clothes, beers. Always something. And month in and month out \v • did little better than break even ..." They sold their home (for $12,225 net) when he retired, moved south, bought a trailer (second-hand for $7,200), parked it in a pleasant, shaded trailer park for $32 a month. For Iht GOLDEN YEARS 36-pogt bpoVI.I, und 50c in coin (no ilon.pll. lo 0»pl. C5PS, Box 1672. Orond Conlro! Slalion. N.w York, N.Y. 10017. CROSSWORD POZZLE ACROSS I.Em bark 5. Strikebreaker 9. Lift 10. Musical sounds 12. Patriarch 13. Half an em 14. Wartime refugee: abbr. 15. Custard, cherry or lemon 16. Fuel 17. Music note 18. At home 19. Defend 22. Like some hopes 24. .Freezes 25. One kind of shell 26. Part of "to be" 27. Deception 29. Promise 32. Likened 34. Bovine 35. Bone 36. Narrow spade 37. Portion of a curved line 38. Guide's note 39. Land measure 40. Canal boat 42. Give back, as money 44. Bay window 45. River: Sib. 46. Bare DOWN 1. Salt marsh 2. Conceal 3. Danish fjord 4. Through 5. One kind of engine 6. Plotted 7. Indefinite article 8. Former name of Liberty Island 9. Quick 11. Reaches across 16. Minced oath 19. First governor of Canada 20. Pronoun 21. Covered with frosting 23. Juncture 26. Beverage 27. Scrub 28. Lodging place 29. Lever 30. Ate greedily 31. Surpass 33. Large artery 37. Seed covering LAST WEEKS ANSWER — ssmra ma raaran WHBIH nnno HEIHa OHHB 40. Fish line cork 41. Constellation 43. Neighbor of N. B. and N.H. 11 2.7 sa 5B 4Z 21 4b Z.5 45 19 ZO 33 it 15 40 44- 4*> 41 21 17 8 14- 17 50 31 had an outline of Iowa, containing within It the Iowa flag and corn stalks on either side of the flag, with smaller designs of an Indian tepee and tractor-farmer plowing corn. - o - The Algona Junior Legion team, playing errorless baseball, tagged Mason City's Legionnaires with their first shutout of the season as the Algona club scored a 1-0 victory. It was the fourth defeat for Mason City in 20 games. - o - Dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kissner, Burt, were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mar- low, the Lyle Marlow family, the Melvin Hawks family, the Merwin Marlow family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Marlow, Mr. and Mrs. Curly Quinn, all of Lone Rock, - o From the Society News "Union: Employees of the Iowa State Bank recently enjoyed an evening's outing at the home of Esther Will. The Wills have a very scenic back yard, equipped with outdoor fireplace and picnic tables and a flower garden. The group fried hamburgers and partook of some of Mrs. Will's delicious strawberries, but it goes without saying, each one brought his own. sugar." INSURANCE A. J. (Atnfe) lUcklefi AospiLnlization Health & Accident Life - Auto -^ Fire - Hall 2 E. State _ 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 296-3176 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. ...Herbit KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 574,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Jlorae — 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 TISTI DR, j. B. HARRIS, JR. DentUt At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment ^^'^^"^^'^^'^^V^^VM^WH^Wira^r^i^ OPTOMETRIS 1 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. KINOFIELU Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiroi apractor EfcMsmem 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 Factbilt Reports CARLSON Fgim MANAGEMENT COMPANY iai/a N. Dodg. Ph. 2S5-28S1 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. WILLIAM STUDER Phone 295-2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeott. "8 N Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-227? 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 MJio^Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone W5-5917

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