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NOMINATING JUDGES The court hearing slated here for Friday, on the question of legality procedures for nominating of district judges to fill a vacancy should be of considerable statewide interest. Several years back, the procedure for selecting judges to fill vacancies was changed by legislative action. The new law set up a procedure whereby five lawyers were selected from each judicial district by the members of the county bar associations in the district, as members of the commision. Then five laymen, non-lawyers, were appointed by the governor to the same commission. The senior judge of each district is named as the presiding officer of the commission. The question came up early as to just what function the judge was to perform on the commission. As far back as 1963, in a situation that arose in Wapello county, the question was: Does the judge have a vote? At that time, the matter went to the attorney general of Iowa, and his official decision was that the judge did not have a vote as he was not a statutory member of the commission, and as the law was interpreted then only statutory members of the commission shall vote on the nominations. In the case that arose in this judicial district, last Friday, the lawyers present voiced the opinion that the judge should vote. The judge concurred. This automatically would give the lawyers plus the judge the six votes that would be a "majority," no matter what the five laymen did, and so it developed. It is entirely possible that the matter may ultimately be decided that the judge can vote. If he can, the lawyers will automatically be in complete control of selection of judges. The laymen might just as well go home, and the purpose of the law is immediately defeated, which was to give representatives of the rank and file of people some voice in nomination of judges. There were eight names presented to the Nominating Commission of the 14th Judicial District. Six of the eight were republicans. All eight were considered qualified men. With 10 votes in the commission, even with a 5-5 vote, it would seem logical that each group might be entitled to one nomination. The governor, while a democrat, has made selections before, and not always has a democrat been named, even if one were nominated. The position of the laymen in this case is very simple and direct, has nothing personal in any way, but is simply an action to try and establish whether or not the judge can vote in the nominations. The matter had best be settled now as it is bound to keep repeating itself every time any nominating commission meets around the state. This may prove to be the deciding test case. A certain amount of good behavior is the result of knowing that the lady next door is a terrible gossip. -Eaton (Colo.) Herald He* JRmne* HIE. 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 v Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER : 6 TI 6 N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, Jn advance, Semi-weekly Single Copies ------------------------------------SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly No subscription leu than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST "NON-EVENT" IDEA POPULAR If a sense of humor means anything, Con- ressman Raymond Clevenger of Michigan should be reelected. While the accepted pattern of raising funds for political purposes has been to hold fried chicken suppers, box lunches, and barbecues, etc. Mr. Clevenger felt that the folks in his district were sick and tired of such events. So he came up with a nice idea. He sent letters to the faithful asking them for $15 a head for a July 4th party that was never held; a "non-event" he termed it. In his letter he pointed out that people have paid $25 and up to attend functions which they would rather have missed, but felt they could not. Congressman Clevenger made it easier. He simply asked them for $15 to attend the nonevent, which saved them at least $10 in cash, the necessity of driving many miles, and left them with a free evening to watch TV, go to a movie, or attend a baseball game. For all those who sent in $15, Mr. Clevenger sent a certificate of non-attendance at the non-event. Reports from his district say that the Congressman's non-event met with hearty approval, and a considerable flow of checks for $15. THAT ELUSIVE COIN Emmetsburg Reporter - The scarcity of half dollars, when you receive change or when you draw money from a bank, is very noticeable here and elsewhere. The Humboldt Independent, is its editorial columns has this to say about the elusive 50-center: Our cash register, never bulging, sometimes goes for days without a half dollar coin in it. Apparently there isn't any way to get half- dollar coins back in circulation. Not even the reduction of the half dollar's silver content by 60 percent is detering the hoarders. The mint only last month put several million of the new 40 percent silver John F. Kennedy half dollars into circulation. First reports suggest that they are following the earlier 90 percent silver half dollars into hoarding. The mint produced 450 million of these earlier half dollars before dwindling silver supplies forced a change in the system of coinage. Apparently popular fondness for the assassinated president has something to do with the persistent hoarding. Maybe the mint will have to return to the more utilitarian Ben Franklin half dollar in order to get a coin that will stay in circulation. But of course much of the hoarding is based almost certainly on the expection that silver eventually will increase in price. RING IN THE OLD The Christian Science Monitor — We're all for modern inventions. We wouldn't give up our electric dishwasher, our no-shovel furnace or our vacuum cleaner for any inducement. But it is pleasant to note that many early inventions are so good that they never have been replaced. In fact, some that for a time seem to have been outmoded have come back. Take the pencil. We salute the man (or maybe it was a woman) who first thought of boring a hole in a long round stick of wood and filling it with a thin round stick of lead. But then came the automatic pencil that you didn't have to sharpen, and wooden pencils seemed doomed. Not so. We know one editorial office that uses more than 200 ordinary pencils a month. Some old inventions have never even been challenged. One is the umbrella with its clever folding apparatus. A plastic substitute for the metal frame is promised, but basically the design remains the same. Unless the natural scientists find a way to control the weather so that it rains only late at night, the original umbrella surely will be used for a long time. Many other devices of early origin are necessities today: the paper clip, the rubber stamp, the spindle, to mention a few office supplies; the broom and dustpan in the kitchen; the hammer and shears in the workshop. We are glad to note that these old-timers are still taken for granted. For no matter how grateful one may be for new labor-saving devices, it is comforting to know that many old-fashioned tools are still needed. Long may they serve. * * * The trouble with success is that the formula is the same as one for nervous breakdown. For And About Teenagers J THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I was going steady with a girl for several months. Things got so rough we had to break up. Her -mother, who Is a very nlc« person, had a surprise party for her. I was supposed to come by at seven-thirty and pick her up a« usual. Bu), as usual, I was delayed and didn't get there until eight-thirty. The party didn't go so well. I got Into an argument with a guy and belted him one. Her father told me to leave and not call on her any more. Weeks went by and things got no better. We argued (the girl and I) each time we met. We tried to slip out without her parents' knowledge, and we got caught. We broke up, yet saw each other at a weekly dance. At to dance, we got into an argument and broke up for good. Now when we pass, she doesn't even say "hello" or "goodbye". 20YESBS AGO Thursday, July 14, 1966 Algona (la.) Upper DM MolnM-7 IN TUB "Bui Chief, it'« th» ftrnt «»!<• l'vr lo«t." from HISWRY'S SCJMPBOOK 1 DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS J 10 YEARS AGO IN THI Napoleon surrendered to the French at Atx, July 15, 1815. Georgia was admitted to the Union, July 15, 1870. The District of Columbia was established, July 16, 1790. The first U.S. warships passed through the Panama Canal, Juiy 16, 1915. Douglas C. "Wrong-Way" Corrlgan new to Dublin, July 17, 1938. The United States-Canada St Lawrence River treaty was signed, July 18, 1932. A "Women's Rights Convention" was held at Senaca Falls, New York, July 19, 1848. German officers failed in an attempt to kill Hitler, July 20, 1944. The Democratic party nominated Harry S. Truman for the office of Vice President, July 21, 1944. for Minneapolis to begin training for the IBM Co. Mrs. Bertha Pommer of Algona was also a guest. - o - David, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Cowan, Algona, was eight years old on the Fourth of July, and in honor of his birthday his mother gave a party for him. They attended the movie, followed by refreshments at the Cowan home. Guests were Vincent and Bernard Goecke, Tom Ricklefs, Mike Stillman and Dickie and Jackie Miller. - o - Judy Murtagh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Murtagh, Algona, returned to the University of Iowa campus for a week of rehearsals with 72 other members of the Scottish Highlanders prior to an eight week tour of Europe. Nancy Jane Latch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Latch, Renwick, was another member of the group. - o From Sexton news: "Some more evidence that it doesn't pay to try to retire to the country is the 'for sale' sign on Elmer Phillips' boat. He is so busy taking care of his new flock of chickens and running the tractor at the Cliff Hoover farm he doesn't have the time to get in any fishing now.' - o Ruth Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bell, Whittemore, left for Colorado Springs, Colo., to visit with her schoolmate, Miss Zelma Wichtendahl. 1 asked why and she said she had come to the conclusion I was trying to make a fool of her. But I still like her and I know she likes me. What should I do, besides forget her?" OUR REPLY: You were, as you said, usually late. You did become involved in a disturbance in her home. You did meet secretly against her parents' wishes. You always argue (whether her fault or yours) when you are together. Are you really sure you want to try again? If so, you aren't going to get very far unless you convince YOURSELF, the girl, and her parents that your future conduct will be more manly and more mannerly. t yev h<n« o If wtog* pr»W«m yew wail te dUcuii. or on ob»trvglion to mok». addr*it yovr l«**r K> FO| AND AIOUT IEENAGERS. COMMUNITY ANO SUIUMAN PIESS SEtVICE. FIANKFOIT. K1. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 10,1956 A combination of good and bad weather made plenty of news in Kossuth county during the week. Temperatures were very pleasant, much-needed rain fell everywhere, but hail and high winds took their toll and brought widespread damage to farms in the area. Corn and other crops in the Irvington area took a beating, especially at the Lemkee farm where a good stand of corn was shredded and knocked down. High temperature for the week was 88 degrees and the low 51. - o - From Odda and Ends: "The 4th of July wasn't exactly the kind of day several Algona youngsters expected. Take Dave Skilling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Skilling - he got a leg wedged between a car door and a gate; is now at St. Ann hospital with a broken leg on the mend. And then there's Randy Ricklefs, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Ricklefs, he found himself a bottle of Bufferin and the net result was that he had his stomach pumped, also at St. Ann. with no bad after-effects." - o - Nine men from the National Guard unit in Algona were on a nine day tour of duty at Oelwein assisting farmers who had been hit badly by Old Man Weather, putting up the hay crop. On the assignment were Jim Kelley, Warren Nelson, Jerry Streit, Frank Kisch, Clem Kollasch, Bernard Miller, Howard Stephenson, Butch Strayer and Darold Skilling. - o - Jane Wolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wolf, Bancroft, enlisted in the Medical Special- lists Corps of the Air Force and was to report to Gunther, Ala. for 3 weeks basic training. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kunkel, St. Benedict had the following guests for dinner in honor of Stanley Hanig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hanig, Wesley, who had been here for a few weeks on furlough before leaving for Hawaii. Those present beside the honoree were Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Mayer of St. Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hanig and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hanig of Wesley. - o - Mr. and Mrs. James Meurer and children, Lakota, were vacationing for a week in northern Minnesota. During Mr, Meurer's absence, Wm. Kephart was back in the barber shop. - o - Mrs. Clifford Holding, Burt, was confined to her bed with a back injury and Mrs. Al Hinckley was taking her place at Kimbers Store. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, Jack, Dick and David, Seneca, were dinner guests at the Gerrit DeWaard home at Titonka. The dinner was a farewell courtesy for Dick Looft who was leaving FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOLNES July 16, 1946 Lester Theesfield, Fenton farmer, who had been in ill health for some time and unable to do his farm A-ork, had a pleasant surprise when a group of neighboring farmers arrived at his farm with tractors and cultivators and plowed a 60 acre field. In the group who helped out were Gene Huskamp, Lawrence Mueller, LeRoy Huskamp, Larry Alt, Clarence Theesfield, Dick Theesfield, Clarence Wegener. Adolph Hanson, Clarence Arbogast, Lloyd Sunde and Everett Dreyer. - o - An Algona man, Virgil Smith, prominent stock buyer, was to be one of the judges at the National Barrow Show, to be held at Austin in September. He had been named chairman of Uie committee of judges of champions. - o - Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Palmer, Algona, received word from their daughter, Murtha, R. N., that she had been commissioned a captain at the Fitzslmmons General hospital, Denver, Colo. Miss Palmer had been In service four years, three of which were spent in the E. T. 0. - o - Two service men from Union twp. returned to their homes after receiving discharges from the armed forces. They were Frank Jenkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jenkinson, who had been in the occupation force in Germany, and Ralph Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor, who had been with the Navy in the South Pacific. - o Mrs. Wilfred Radig, Lone Rock, attended the Birthday club at the home of Mrs. LouisReidel at Burt. In the evening supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Radig were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lewis of Lakota, and Elaine Ramstock and Ted Vera of Algona in honor of Mrs. Radig's birthday. - o Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gappafrom the Four Corners area returned from a week's honeymoon at Lake Okoboji. They were living at the George Boswell's cabins. - o - Mrs. Fred Zwiefel, LuVerne, returned from the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge where she had been a patient for several days recovering from an appendectomy. THE GOLDEN WARS MAN CLINGS TO OLD HOME AFTER 65 - AND CASHES IN "I'm one of those stupid ones," says Thomas G. Grant. "I elected to hold on to my can- years tankerous old 1934 house when I retired. "It has turned out to be one of the smartest decisions I ever made ..." Mr. Grant bought his house, second-hand, in 1940. He paid off the mortgage In 1960. It was frame, and painted white. It had eight rooms and two baths. It was on a 100-by-220-foot lot, with grass and trees fore and aft. It was in a neighborhood appraised as excellent in 1940, and fair in 1960. "I knew, and still know .every good argument there is against keeping an old house when you retire," he says. "The painting, the mowing, the narrow hallways, the antique bathrooms, the decaying roof, the declining neighborhood. "But I also knew there were two factors overriding all these arguments: One was that I knew every crazy angle of my house and my neighborhood and knew how to do battle with them . . . The other was that our two married children and their broods would come back visiting us in this big old house but couldn't come back to the pigeon coop we'd have to move to if we sold it ..." So, electing to stay on, Mr. Grant set out about 18 months before hU retirement to "discipline" his house and lot ... to bring them in bounds he could control when the aches and laziness of retirement came upon him. "I wouldn't be able to afford mortgage $400 every three years to have the house painted," he explains. "So I spent $800 to have the upper story covered with an oiled wood paneling that will never need painting, and the bottom part painted a dark grey. I can paint the bottom part myself _ from a stepladder, and since it's |N. Y dark grey instead of while I'll have to paint only every five Next he had a new roof, guaranteed for 15 years, put on the house, paying for this also out of his salary. Then he went after his yard. He marked off roughly 60 per cent of his front and back lawn and covered it with $28 worth of ivy plants. "That cut the grass-mowing down to size," he says, "though it took the ivy about two years to get going ..." He bought a power lawn mower with an attachment for mulching leaves and decided he was finished with raking. An invasion of Dutch Elm Disease which felled the biggest tree in his yard gave him an assist on this. "Finally my wife and I faced up to the jackpot question — second only to our decision to throw out all annual flowers and replace them with perennials. This was whether to subdivide our house. The Grants took a $5,300 mortgage on their house to do the job, and having checked nearby schools in advance were able to get two woman teachers to lease the apartment for $120 amonth, for a limit of nine months each year. They rented it furnished and equipped, because, as they explain it, "When your children grow up and leave you've got extra furniture as well as vacant bedrooms." The $120 a mo nth, or $1,080 a year, the Grants get for their apartment goes to pay off the in about five years. 'Meanwhile, for three months every summer the two married children and their broods have a free motel, with extra cots, to entice them to come visiting. For ** QOlOiN YEARS »«n4 SOi M tain (no CROSSWORD POZZLE 1. River in Kenya 5. Church part 9. Apple centers 10. One kind of oil 12 Gentle breeze 13 Imitated 14. Tip 18 Nickel: sym. 19 l.arpe \\onn 20 Certain athlete 21 Muscular spasm 22 I/Mig-haired ox 23. Pursue 24. Contends I wilh) 27. Melodies 2R Sacred bull measure language 6. Theatrical production 7. Taste 8. Night 9. Animal enclosure 11. Decrees of a sovereign 15. Java tree 16. Chafe 17. Tow.irx 21. Brewer's vat 22. Sycophantic reply cannon: abbr. 24. Pet 25. Pain- relieving drugs 26. Brain part 27. Angry 29. Slice 31 Draft animal 32. Squandered i away) 33 Ogles 34. Roman date 36. Nestling 37. Reputation 39. Fuss 42. Denial 43. Exclamation 30. Creek 31 Possessive pronoun 32, River: Asia 35 Retailer's abbreviation 36. Prolonged 38. Remain 40. Mariner's term 41. One kind of chair 43. Measures: Heb. 44. Tolerable 45. Marries DOWN 1. Trips 2. Tapestry 3. Tidy it so M 44 w to li ib 31 & tb 44 bJ Mrs. H. H. Raney, Julia and Jimmy, Wesley, left on the train for Odell, 111., for a several weeks visit with her sister and mother. - o - A family picnic was held at the Raymond Winter home at Lakota honoring Cathy Huss and her sister Marcla Huss of St. Paul. Besides the hosts and honorees were Emory Smiths, and Henry Mitchells, Lakota; Ray Estles, Ledyard; Caleb Hart- shorns and Leroy Estle, Sencea; Jeanne Estle, Swea City; and Leon McCoy, Armstrong. - o Mrs. L. E. Llnnan, Algona, entertained a small group at dinner In honor of Mrs. W. A. Lorenz's birthday and the 26th anniversary of Mr. Llnnan's practice of law In Algona. - o Pictured on the front page were a group of old timers as they met on the Kossuth courthouse lawn as a feature of Algona's Centennial Days. Honors went to Ed Rlst for being the oldest resident present among the men, and to Mrs. Cora Raney for being the oldest woman resident present. Wide Range The artic tern Is one of the longest migrating birds in the world. The bird nests near the North Pole and then migrates to the Antartic. .^v.^K^V^V^K^^KM^0flt. fprofessional Directory! \ + **m 9_mmm*mwmHa* m\mt rrr-rrrf^ INSURANCE A. J. (Ante) Ricklefs flospltallzation Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hall 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 2964176 200 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 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. 8. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of Insurance In force. Phone 295-3756. LoU Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2394 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRI DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 Beat State >ona Telephone 295-8718 ' Saturday Afternoon^ DR. HAROLD W, ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Gin MM 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoon! DR. DONALD J. KINOFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So..Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office • Hours Mon. • Tues. • Wed. - Frl. 8:30-5:00 Thurs. • Sat. — 8:30 -12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 • 8:30 to Dtft. CSW, fc* 1471 Orend Ctolrol Station, New Yori MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbllt Reports CAIUSON F»rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVa N. Dodf» Ph. 219-2111 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. WILLIAM STUDER o oc _ Phone 295-8705 Box 267 700 B. McGregor Algona, Iowa DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, MJ>, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 29$-2349 Residence Phone 299-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, MJX Physician 4 Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2393 Residence Phone 295-3614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. K00», M.D, Physicians b Surgeons _ Office Phone 895-2408 Residence Phone

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