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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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l-Alflono (la.) Upp«r Des Moinw thur*day, July 21, 1966 TIME RUNNING OUT While we have extended ourselves in all directions in an effort to remake the world in our own image, there are a few things at home that need quick action. One is doing something about the pollution of our wafers. In the past few months, reports have come In from all sections of the country indicating that filth, refuse and pollution in river basins, lakes, and in many streams is such that fish are dying, the water is contaminated, and one of our most vital assets is becoming speedily unuseable. A vast program for reducing and eliminating the pollution won Senate approval last week. It is one of vast expenditure, but one of the few in recent months that seems a "must" if we are to in any way protect our own natural resources. And it is about time we looked within our own boundaries, instead of outside of them, for ways to spend money. If !s estimated that over a period of six years time, $20 billion would be needed for a "minimum start" in cleaning up rivers, lakes and water supplies in general. How much of that would actually get to the job required, and how much would be "blue sky" is anyone's guess. But the fact is evident that if Americans in the future are to have adequate clean water, not only for personal uses, but for enjoyment on a national scale, we Tiad better get with it, and quick. To some, it seems a lot more Important than putting men on the moon. IF THEY EXECUTE If the Hanoi government of North Viet Nam wants to bring down total destruction on its own civilian population, it can find a direct route by carrying out a threat to execute some of the American military captives it now holds. The reaction from the United States can be guaranteed to be swift and deadly. Even the most outspoken critics of our own conduct of a war on the soil of Southeast Asia will cease their criticism — they will be unable to do anything else under the circumstances and general feeling that would prevail following such executions. If Hanoi really wants complete obliteration, execution of American prisoners of war will bring that result. And nobody knows what "escalation" from that point on may follow. Some people pay their debts and others forget them, if they can. Neola Gazette-Reporter Man and woman can get along nicely as life partners, if they can avoid being bridge partners. —Mount Ayr Record-News 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 Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER |AS(i 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 $J.OO Single Copies J0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly ?ii.l)0 No fubscrlptlon leu than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST OLD PATRIARCH STEPS DOWN S. S. Kresge, at the age of 98, is finally stepping down as chairman of the 673-store chain which he founded with the original store in 1907. The story of Mr. Kresge reads a little like Horatio Alger, and we hope some of our readers are familiar with the exploits of Horatio Alger as recorded in books for youths that were quite popular some 40 years ago. Mr. Kresge boasts that in all his life he never spent more than 30 cents for lunch. This would indicate that in later years, at least, he kept himself pretty trim. But despite this appearance of extreme frugality, he also became one of the country's largest philanthropists, having handed out some $65 million of his fortune to various colleges, hospitals, youth agencies and churches. He lived a life of diligence, sobriety, charity and thrift. He donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Anti-Saloon League in a vain effort to outlaw all alcoholic beverages, and one of his associates once remarked that he "practically financed Prohibition." He started as a penniless bookkeeper, but has lived to see his name painted in gold on 673 stores over the nation. His philosophy may sound a little out-of- date at present, but it is worth reading; "When you know hard times, you learn how many others will always get their start." Sort of a far cry from the hand-out and prop 'em up philosophy in which we live today. OPTIMISTIC OUT-LOOK Our military leaders have cautiously expressed the opinion that the Communists cannot now win a victory in Viet Nam. This, in itself, is encouraging. With the staggering amount of material, natural resources and increasing manpower which the U.S. has provided, we certainly should feel that at least the other side cannot win. But we still wonder just what WE can win? If could mean that year after year, if the present military regime remains in power, it will be necessary for the might and money' of the U.S. to remain to support the same ruling clique. It isn't a very happy thought. After the national elections are held in Viet Nam, let us hope that the aggression from the north will have been halted and there is enough of a semblance of democratic government in that war-torn country to enable us to gracefully withdraw. If we don't, we may be there for tens of years. FEWER DRUNKS? Grundy Center Register - During our prohibition days in Iowa drunks were as common at our outdoor celebrations as flies were at eating stands. Many couldn't enjoy themselves until they became loaded with rot gut liquor. Drunkenness is no longer common or popular at public outdoor celebrations. In two towns in Grundy county there were 4th of July celebrations that were attended by huge crowds. No drunks were reported at either of the late celebrations. If the same size crowds had attended celebrations in the two towns 30 or more years ago, the jails would not have been big enough to hold all of the drunks. During the years that our state was legally "dry" it was "wet" in most of the towns. After prohibition was legally abolished in Iowa and liquor stores established in every county and every town was permitted the sale of beer, drunkenness has largely disappeared. During the "dry" years drunks made their disgusting appearance on the streets of the town almost daily. Now a drunk on a public street would be a novelty and looked upon as a clown. Those of us who were opposed to prohibition and believed that excess use of alcoholic liquor would diminish after the sale of liquor was permitted to be sold and purchased everywhere, have had their belief justified. Those who feared that if the sale of liquor became legalized we would revert back to the old fashioned saloon, must feel now that they were wrong. There may be as much liquor consumed now as there was during prohibition days, but the quality of liquor has greatly improved and the drinkers do not overload as they did during the days when the drinkers were not sure today that they could get enough to drink tomorrow. [For And About Teenagers ] IT CANNOT MENTION ANOTHER. NAME WITHOUT MAMM6 HIM MAP... THE WEEK'S LETTER: 1 am fifteen and my boyfriend is sixteen. We have gone steady for four months. I used to like him very much. I found, out that mother didn't like him top well, •0 I began to care less for him. But, I didn'l want to break up for this one reason. I began to go with him because he isn't (I thought) the jealous type. Yet, I cannot mention another boy's name without making him mad. He asks me to go to places 1 am not allowed to go. We do go to the movies on Saturday night, but he thinks we should go to the drive-in and places out of town. 1 feel the same way about this as my mother does — that we are too young to go to these places without an older couple. My boyfriend gets mad when I tell him this. I told him it would be better If he found himself a girl who is allowed to do these things, but he insists on going steady with me. Hesayshewon't ask me to go to these places again, yet he does it over and over again. How can I breakup svith him without hurting him?" OUR REPLY: if you break up with him, it will probably not hurt him as deeply, or as lastingly, as you believe. If you continue dating him, chances are, in the end you will be the one who is hurt. Suggestion: stop the "steady" bit. Go to the movies with him Saturday nights, go your own way and let him go his the rest cf the time. * you h«v« o l»»oo»» pr«W»m you «gi« to dixuii, or an obi«rv«li«n to mail*, edd'tii your I.Htr to fO« AND AIOUT TfENAOEK COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN HESS SERVICE FIAMCFOIT. KY. PftieNOLf LOAN 2QTCSBS AGO WORD PUZZLE LAST WIEKS ANSWER .• IN rut "Now, my good man, what can we do for you?" 10 YEARS AGO IN TWi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 17,1956 From Odds and Ends - 1 ' Week's Headache - Iowa 1 s state Income tax director suggests that state Income taxes be collected by deductions from paychecks, similar to the federal witholding tax." - o - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Funk, Algona, returned home after three weeks spent in California visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ray Funk. Ray took Herman fishing and Herman bagged a salmon that weighed 31 IDS., and others weighing 18 and 11 Ibs. He had them canned and brought them home. - o - • During "Ridiculous Days" Shag- Cook of Algona, stood on State St. for five hours in a Barrel in order to win a new suit of clothes at the Hub. Police Chief Al Boekelman was shown giving Shag a ticket for over exposure, or some other infringement of the city's laws. About the only things worn by Cook besides the barrel were a hat and a wrist watch. - o - Karel Boraann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bormann, St. Joe, was taking a six month's course in Airline Administration in Washington, D. C. Karel, a 1955 graduate in St. Joesph's high school, had been employed by the F. B. I. for one year in Washington, D. C. - o - Superintendent of the Whittemore Municipal Light Plant, Harry Schmeling and Wilbur Roeber took a plane for Washington, D. C. to appear before the power commission to show the real need of natural gas piped intoWhlttemore. Whittemore voters at a bond election two years before favored the gas proposition by a big majority. - o - Lorraine Bleich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Bleich of Wesley, had been given the feminine lead in one of the two one-act operas which English librettos put on annualy each summer at Drake. Lorraine was a junior at Drake and a candidate for the degree of bachelor of music education. - o Kossuth county was going to have a 4-H newspaper. Jan Clark, Bancroft, was editor, and other members of the staff included Don Grant, Corwith, Marianne Nurre, Bancroft, Pat O'Donnell, Lone Rock, Gene Nurre, Bancroft, Darlene Callies, Titonka, Ruth Pehrson, Swea City, Bob Chambers, Corwith, Gerald Pedersen, Ledyard, Duane Jensen, Swea City, Kathy Johannsen, Lone Rock, Gertrude Kahler, Burt, Jim Bierstedt, Whittemore and Dorothy Cade, Algona. Theie would be an issue every four months. - o A surprise birthday party was held at the Roy Ennen home at Fenton, in honor of his birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schadendorf, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Ennen, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Hurlburt, all of Lone Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fischer, Bancroft, and Mrs. Frauka Schadenforf of Lakota. - o The Smalander picnic was held for the 21st time at Hand's Park. The Smalander picnic personnel included descendants of the early settlers of the Swea City area who came from Smaland Sweden; among whom were the S. M. Johnsons, the John E. Pehrsons, the Samuelsons, and others. Sixty-four families were represented at the picnic. - o Dennis Hellman, Bancroft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hellman, was injured when the car he was driving overturned about a mile from town. He received back injuries and bruises and was a patient at St. Ann hospital, Algona. - o - Mrs. Karl Baessler, Livermore, was hostess to the Delta Dek Club members at her home. Following luncheon, auction bridge was the afternoon entertainment. High prize went to Mrs. Harry Zigrang, second high to Mrs. J. F. Hamm and traveling prize to Mrs. Harry Clark. - o - Pfc. Ronald A. Schroeder, 23, son of Mrs. MarthaL. Schroeder, Ledyard, took part in a four- day command post exercise with the 1st Armored Division at Ft. Polk, La. Schroeder entered the Army in 1955 and was a 1952 graduate of Ledyard Consolidated high school. - o - What was going on over at the Kossuth courthouse? The wedding license list disclosed that three courthouse employees were all victims of cupid, one each from the recorder, treasurer and auditor office. One couple, Eldon Maahs of Whittemore, and Shirley Ankeny of LuVerne, were both courthouse employees. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hughes of Livermore visited two days with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunt, Sexton, and all attended the centennial celebration in Algona. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 23, 1946 Agnes Goetsch had resigned at Bailey's Grocery Store after working as a clerk for 26 years. Miss Goetsch probably had the record in Kossuth county for serving in the capacity as clerk the longest period of time at one store. - o Weather had been almost ideal for the oats harvest and almost all oats had been cut. About 50 % was being combined and threshing would soon be under way. Early sweet corn and tomatoes were ready; corn detas- seling began July 18; and there had been hail in the southeastern part of the county. High for the week was 96 degrees and the low 55. - o - The Lotts Creek Lutheran Aid Society were hostesses to aids from Burt, Algona and Fairville. The meeting took place in the Lotts Creek school basement, 65 guests being present. The program was in charge of Mrs. Fritz Meyer. Hostesses were: Mrs. F.'M. Mueller, Mrs. Elmer Pijahn, Mrs. Herman Potratz, Mrs. Clara Pompe and Mrs. Rev. Otto. - o - ' There was a minor tragedy at the city wading pool at the Athletic Park - water began leaving the pool, city police were called and found the plug missing. Unfortunately the could not find the plug and new one had to be made. But ingenuity took over- while the plug was missing, the kids took turns sitting in the hole to keep the water in the pool, so the wading went on as before, with occasional inconveniences, of course, for the human "pool plugs." - o - Norma Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott, Burt, a recently discharged member of the woman's reserve of the U. S. Marine Corps, was home and spending, th e summer with her parents. Miss Scott was stationed for 26 months in San Francisco. - o - Edward Far rell enjoyed a week's vacation from Whittemore's rural route. Andrew Elbert was the substitute. - o - A threashing meeting was held at the Fred Kouss home, Fenton. Those attending were John Munch, Clarence Anderson, Harold and Raymond Dreyer and Harry Haase. Mr. Haase owned the threshing machine. THE GOLDEN YEARS HUNTING A SPOT TO RETIRE . . TRY THIS MAN'S FORMULA Raymond W. Bailey, who gets his pension later this year at age 65, has had retirement on his mind for the last four years. In this time he and his wife have traveled about 8,000 miles looking for a retirement paradise. "Everybody advises you to make such a search," he says. "But nobody tells you how. As a result most people come home from their exploring trips more than when they confused left Mr. Bailey worked out a search formula for his trips. It may give you some ideas. "First we picked the three areas of the country we thought we would like best," he explains. "They were California and the Northwest (Washington and Oregon); Florida and the Southeast (the Carolinas and Virginia); and what we called the Southwest (Texas, New Mexico and Arizona). Over the four years we arranged that on vacations and special trips we would size up each area. "Once this was done 1 got four large poster boards, which I tacked to the wall of my basement, and at the top of three of them I wrote the three areas we had chosen. The fourth one i labeled Hometown, because I wanted to compare each area to home. "Then I separated each board into four identical departments, covering the four phases of life 1 thought would be most important to us in retirement: Statistics, Friends and Companions, Culture Level, and What To Do ..." In Statistics, he recorded tax rates in each area, the climute, the quality of public services, availability of hospitals, costs of housing and household services, woman friends with old and women alike and both costs of food, types of local and national transportation, mileage to the homes of each of his three children, television reception, and the availability of good stores. In Friends and Companions, he figured his wife had no problems since an older makes young are always around the neighborhood. He concentrated on himself. He made notes on how many other retired men were about in thedaytime. Hechecked to see if any three-shift industries were in the area, which would assure that some working men would be around for golf or fishing in the daytime. In Culture Level, he listed Lower (than his Hometown), Higher, Very High, or Same. His idea here was to avoid a crude town, a fancy one, or a country-club setting. In What To Do, he listed golf, fishing, shuffleboard, checkers, marbles, and whittling. Then the names of any do-good organizations he might volunteer to help. Then all spectator sports from high school basketball to Spring Training baseball. Then all public entertainment. Now, on the eve of retirement Mr. Bailey has a dram a tic series of posters in his basement, covered with hundreds of notes. At a glance he can get a comparative picture of what each area of the country offers him. He doesn't look at them much anymore. He's decided he will stay on in his old home after he retires . . . it's closer than anywhere else to his children and grandchildren. For iht GOLDEN YEARS 36-fWot booUtl, l«nd 5Qc in coin (no itampil, k> D«pt. CSPS, Bo> 1672. Grand C»ntrgl Station, N*w Vert, N.Y. 10017. ACROSS 6. Painful cpot* 11. Small and grand, for instance 12. Box 13. Lake some post-party trays 14. Hollywood trailer 15. Tos 16. Regret 17. Norse god of healing 1 18. Paper designation: abbr. 19. Iridescent gem 21. Greeting, casual style 22. Near to 23. Theme 27. Across 29. Caliber 30. Well-known Argentine 32. Provided that 33. Verbal ending 34. Float 36. Mulberry 37. Quadrant 40. Snoop 41. Invalid's food 43. Actually 45. Italian river 46. Girl of song 47. Goads 48. Sleighs 49. Past, for one DOWN 1. Native of S. E. Asia 2. Decisive 3. Mountain In Greece 4. Pasha 5. Dutch meter 8. Yell 7. Neighbor of Ida. 8. Rant 9. Small case 10. Man of visions 14. Young: Mai 16. Emerson or Rogers 20. Timber wolf 21. Jump 22. Pore- head 24. As far as 25. Whose symbol is the harp? 2«. Nourished 28. Hesitant remark 31. Site of the San Carlo Opera 32. Eye inflammation. 35. Small fish 36. Pinafore 37. Weapons aasg aaiaa H3E3 fflEUil aasaw .aera^a aSBH 0S3! ana ana nan HU gftii^aa^H Boon aaaa Haaua Essaaa HHBB nasa 38. Genuine 39. Caution 42. Attitude 44. Item often flipped 45. Metric measure 47. Liquid measure: abbr. 15 Z\ rr ao" n 4ft 1* 56 54 44 Ib 19 31 40 14- IZ 32. 41 49 20 29 45 24 41 25 S3 4Z Dr. and Mrs. M. I. Lichter and family of Burt had rented a cottage at Clear Lake. Mrs. Lichter and the children planned to spend several weeks there. - o Mr. and Mrs. J. P Studer, Wesley, went to Mankato, where their daughter, Rita (Sister Mary Julius) a novice at the Good Council Academy, received her black veil and made her first vows. - o Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt Hantelman, Lois, Ruth, Eunice and Paul, left for an extended vacation in the west. Mr. and Mrs. George Klenk and Florence Reynolds of Titonka spent a day visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Blanchard at Lone Rock. The Swea City unit of the American Legion Auxiliary announced its officers for the coming years: Mrs. Sam Rystad, president; Mrs. Rena Haglund, vice president; Mrs. R. E. Burg, second vice president; Mrs. Martin Dahl, treasurer; and Mrs. Fred Peterson, secretary. - o -• Mr. and Mrs. John Brandt and Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brandt and Marlyn Runksmeier, all of Ledyard, went to Ft. Dodge, Kans. to visit Profe$siiHiaj^rector^ •w.^^^^^«^^^^^^^^^ ^»^™ INSURANCE A. J. (Airate) Rkklefs floapitallzation Health * Accident Life — Auto - Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 20B 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 $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Loli Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 .DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRIS1 DR. L. L. 8NYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternooni DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid GlaiSM 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternooni DR. DONALD J. KINOFIELP Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So.,Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office - Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. • Fri. 8:30 • 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 -12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 • 8:30 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Fcrm MANAGEMENT COMPANY IWi N. Podg* Ph. 285-2191 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC, WILLIAM STUPER Phone 295-2705 Box 267 700 E. McGregor Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE, MJ>, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-234$ 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.O. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408* Residence Phone W5-5917

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