The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 2, 1966 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 2, 1966
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Aigona, (la.) Upper DM Mohra* TiMttfay, Auflott 2, 1966 don smrtH WHAT kind of a job do you readers think the state highway engineers are doing for tha taxpayers on some of these so- called safe intersections? To our way of thinking, in dam near every case (at least in Iowa) 'the new intersection is much .more dangerous than the one it replaced. Right off the bat, we can think of four in Kossuth county that are very poor. The one north of Algona's city limits is no dreamboat, the one west of Burt,.the one connecting highway 169 and highway 9 north of Bancroft, and where the same two highways part company north of Lakota are all lousy. The intersections that preceded all four weren't half as difficult to figure out - and the rate of mishaps certainly hasn't dipped much (if any), it seems to us, it there is one area of spending the taxpayers' money in Iowa where cuts could be made, it is in highway expenditures. But then, you know what they always say about any government spending- "If they don't do it here, they'll do it somewhere else." It would make more sense if they'd trim the number of engineers down to about two, then there would be less of them trying to find areas of highways to "improve". DO you know how to tell if there's an elephant in your refrigerator. Look! PHOENIX, Ariz, might be considered somewhat of a bugaboo by the Ernie Hutchison family of Algona. A year ago, when they last visited the city, Ernie was fined $20 for speeding - but that was only the beginning. Heading west again this summer, they arrived for the golden wedding anniversary of her parents. This time, their auto was looted, with some $75 in cash, a $50 savings bond, credit cards, pictures and a tapestry, which their son Don had brought from Alaska to give to his grandparents, taken. Fortunately, no luggage or cameras in the vehicle were taken. Maybe they ought to consider' a trip to Maine next summer. BUCKLE up for safety! RESIDENTS of Algona have been getting more than ample notice that if s 12 o'clock (noon) and 1 p.m. quite often lately as the whistle which has been used for many years just goes - and goes.- and goes - and goesl We seem to remember there was some discussion a few months ago about a replacement part, or something, which apparently either hasn't arrived or been installed. MOST doctors believe in the shock treatment - mailed out the •first of every month. THE tragic murder of eight student nurses in a townhouse at Chicago recently, apparently the result of the twisted mind of a 25-year old itinerant nothing, served to point out the need for better and different court and penal handling of such persons. The man charged with the crime, Richard Speck, who hailed from Monmouth, HI. originally, has a background of activities that certainly should have resulted in a different type of treatment than he received after earlier arrests. Now, we're not placing ourselves on a pedestal above anyone because we know that some persons have a better chance at making things go right during a lifetime than others (Lincoln's statement about every man being created equal never was right), but it seems in most cases like this there was a slipup along the way. Speck, like Oswald, murderer of President Kennedy, definitely should have warranted more observation than he got - based on past records. Of course, we in the United States are innocent until proven guilty - a fact that sometimes gives some persons too much freedom. Court actions, and subsequent early release of many criminals often results in tragic crimes by those same criminals later. The current trend of a slap on the hands after they have been apprehended and brought to "justice" just doesn't seem to be doing the job. Maybe some of the justice dealt out by courts in the dim past, like cutting hands off thieves, putting murderers to death automatically, etc., should be brought back into use instead of abolishing all the threats of punishment that used to serve to keep it at a minimum. It seems that under our present system of "law" all a murderer gets is a lot of space in newspapers. A man can steal $50 worth of merchandise and wind up serving as much time as a murderer. Is this proper justice? THAT Jim Ryun, 19-year-old Kansas University freshman distance runner, is really something. His latest effort, a 3:51.3 mile run in the All- American Track Meet at Berkeley, Cal., recently shattered the standing record by 2.3 seconds. It took years to get the mile time under four minutes and the record was lowered after that a small por- tion of a second at a time until Ryun's job. And you know what he did in the last quarter-mile of the event? He ran at full sprint around the track and blazed across the finish line, thus becoming the first American to hold the mile record since Glenn Cunningham, another Kansas great, ran it in 4:06.8 in 1934. In between, men from other countries held the record. He'll do it under 3:50 before he gets done. GOT quite a chuckle out of an item in the dailies July 19 telling about the hunting activities of an 8-year-old boy in the Dubuque area. It seems he shot a 38-inch rattlesnake while on an expedition near his home. However, the gun he used was of the BB variety, so when he got home, even though he hit the rattier in the head, it began to revive - much to the disdain of his parents. The reptile had six rattles, and before it got too lively, the parents had the boy pump some more BB's into the snake's head to kill it. We'll bet he got a little training on the type of game to track on future trips into the field. And he might have gotten a little more than that - he 'would have at our house 1 MOTHER, to child high in a swing, "If you fall out and break both your legs, don't come running to me, crying." Start Plans In 19(7 Program Anti-Poverty The Board of Directors of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., met at their offices in Emmetsburg on Tuesday evening, July 26. This group is the governing body for the local War on Poverty. This corporation serves Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Pocahontas Counties. M. Peter Hart, Program Director, gave a detailed report on the week-long training session that he and Craig Ford, the assistant director attended. The possibility of CAP agencies NOW IN MINNEAPOLIS Nationally Famous HYATT lOOtE Where Old-World Innkcepinc Hospitality is Revived Everything you ever imagined. Everything you expect is provided for your complete enjoyment and comfort at the NEW Hyatt Lodge — Large Decorator-Designed Luxury Rooms. King-Size Beds. Individually Room- Controlled Year-Around "as you like it" Temperature. Direct-Dialing Telephones. Newest TV and Radio. Excellent Food. Coffee Shop, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge. Northwest's Finest Automatic Bowling (32 lanes), Billiard Lounge. Near Shopping Centers. Sports Attractions and Theaters. Minutes to Downtown— Easily Accessible to International Airport and Metropolitan Stadium. F*r toMraatiMi, Win, Writ* «r Ph«iM 612-544-3M1 tr Cwtict Your N*ii**t Hyatt Utffi, Hyatt Chilrt M»W, w Hyatt HMM Hrttl. HYATT LODQE thf HYATT LODGE 8625 WayiaU , M«,d. (Hwy. 12) MiMMfdis, Minn, 55426 | Acrasi From I CENEIAl MIllS .MAIN OFFICES FREE Write for Color Brochuie and I "Things to Do and See in Minneapolis " merging was explained. Hart told the Board that the eight projects that were submitted in May will have to come from 1967 fiscal funds and the funding for 1967 is uncertain. Due to this uncertainty of funds, projects to be funded will be based on priority needs of the four- county area, and must pass rigid examination in complying with Federal guidelines. William Shovell, Kansas City, Missouri, the Regional Director of OEO told the Iowa CAP directors that they are going to have to be sharp in defining their programs and use more prudence in establishing target goals. All of the Comm-'ttees in this four- county area were established a year ago to include one-fourth low income people. Now the Kansas City office insists that the local Boards include one-third low income members. The local CAP agency is now in the process of reorganizing its boards. A report to the Board was given by Craig Ford on the Summer Neighborhood Youth Corps program that is now in operation in our four counties. Mr. Ford is in charge of this summer project that employs 25 low income young people in the four counties. A new year-round N. Y. C. project is now in the planning stages for the four county area. Hart explained that there were two areas that the Upper Des Moines planned to concentrate its efforts on in the coming year. One is a four-county Head Start program for low- income pre-school youngsters. The other area is a multi-county Neighborhood Youth Corps program that would be administered by the local office. 140 At Annual Old Settlers Picnic In Grant The Grant annual Old Settlers' Picnic was held at the Grant school Sunday, July 24, with about 140 attending, to enjoy the picnic dinner and fellowship with old friends. Mrs. Kenneth Evans, (Juanita Hutchison), president from Albert Lea, opened the meeting with two musical numbers, Gall Mino, trumpet solo, accompanied by Kathleen Mino on the piano and Kathleen also rendered a piano solo. Mrs. Margaret Bjorki, Albert Lea, read the secretary and treasurer's report of last year, and the list of those who had passed away during the last year. The oldest man present was Adolph Friest, 83, and oldest woman was Mrs. Mamie Reed, 88, Elmore, Minn. Three children from California, who were visiting relatives here, came from the farthest distance. Business session followed with the following officers being elected: president, Mrs. Soren Pederson; vice president, Lois Zielske; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Margaret Bjorki. Tourney Hosts The ladies of Algona Country club held their weekly bridge party July 27 with Clara Zender hostess. Winners were Marie Hawcott, Lorraine Farnham and Marge Baker. August 3, the ladies will host the invitational golf tournament for women of the surrounding towns. • • 4 * • • + immm WIN-A-HONDA CONTEST In Co-operation With No. la. Appliance : 5 j • v HONDA "50" MARK 100 - GRAND PRIZE ADDITIONAL PRIZES GIVEN EACH WEEK I • You'll receive 2 additional coupon* with the pur- A chase of any Wrangler garment. This includes girls' A cut-offs, boys' slacks and jeans, shirts or jackets. 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