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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1966
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6-Algono (la.) Upper 0«t MofnH Thursday, August 11, 1966 DOCTORS FUND FOR BATTLE I* is difficult to believe that some Iowa doctors are contributing to a fund established with the chief intent of defeating all Iowa congressmen who voted for the Medicare program. Doctors have as much a right as anyone fo donate money for whatever cause they choose, including that of waging political war. But it is the probable reaction to such a move as fighting Medicare that seems to have been overlooked. We do not doubt that as Medicare progresses, the undiscovered bugs will come to light, be publicized, be criticized, and in the course of time corrected. But it is very likely that Medicare is here to stay, with whatever changes and improvements seem necessary as experience points them out. A recent poll taken by a reputable organization, among the young people (18 to 28) showed that they were overwhelmingly in favor of the Medicare idea. We knew the older folks would be, and it came as something of a surprise to find that the younger folks are also strong for the idea. The chief opposition seems to come from the more or less middle-aged groups. Our doctors have an "image" problem most' of the time. In the first place people don't usually go to them unless they have real or fancied ills, and the charges that follow are seldom received with a smile. Doctors undergo considerable undeserved criticism. In this instance, the mere fact that they are reported as in some degree supporting anti-Medicare candidates isn't going to help improve the image situation for the medical profession — who really deserve a better fate. We suspect that Medicare will have more than its share of headaches in the months ahead — for the doctors, hospitals, administrators and patients — but we also suspect it is here to stay. SIGN YOUR NAME Emmetsburg Democrat — We have received an anonymous letter, carefully typed, disagreeing with a paragraph or two in these columns. We will be glad to run it if we receive another copy with a signature at the bottom. Why are people so chary about signing their names to their columns? We on the papers have our names in at the mast head at the top of every opinion we express, which is as it should be. We don't expect everyone to agree with us; in fact, we welcome opinion from readers whether we agree with it or not. But an anonymous letter is like taking a shot from cover at somebody in the open, whether it's an elephant load or BB gun. Algon a ICB HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursdi:. 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 C 6 TI 6 N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, NjY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weeUly S-l.OO Single Copies . JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly - $ti (10 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPEP. ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST PITY THE PRESIDENT? Excerpts from Kenneth Crawford in "Newsweek" — In Las Vegas the vaudevillians make coarse jokes about President. Johnson. The newspapers tell him that he is not loved. The pollsters tell him that if he were up for election right now he would lose some of the states he carried last time. Negro disorders distress almost everyone. Farmers are unhappy about low prices; consumers about high prices; home builders about high interest rates. Nobody likes the war in Vietnam. What the vaudevillians imply, what the newspapers and pollsters say are doubtless the cruel facts. Lyndon B. Johnson's image, as projected on television screens and reflected in newspaper reports, is not lovable. Prosperity and reform have produced a new set of economic and social dislocations, some of them violently expressed and widely resented. Many who voted for LBJ in 1964 wouldn't in 1966. So what's new? The pattern is as old as American politics even though the details constitute a new variation. Every President, especially a President who wins big, as Mr. Johnson did, soon disappoints many of the voters who backed him. Moreover, every President runs info difficulties, some anticipated, some not. The sad plight of President Johnson, unloved and beset by problems both of war and peace, as he braces himself for the first off- year Congressional elections of his Administration, is being reviewed as though it were unique, which it is not. True the war in Vietnam is unpopular, but not as much so as was the war in Korea. The President's predecessors would have envied him his economic troubles, resulting as they do from high prosperity and almost full employment rather than the sluggishness that has bedeviled every other Administration since Hoover's. Moreover, LBJ boasts an unequaled record of achievement in the areas of civil rights, welfare and conservation. The pertinent political question, always asked and never satisfactorily answered, is why people vote as they do. Is it because 'ihey find one candidate more attractive than another and choose him as in a popularity contest? Or do they weigh one set of principles, promises and accomplishments against another and vote for the candidate who represents the set they consider better for them? Dewey and Nixon are assumed to have lost votes for lack of personal magnetism. But personality couldn't have been what elected Mr. Johnson over Goldwater. In their case a decisive majority apparently voted for Democratic liberalism and against aggressive Republican conservatism. . Voting patterns over the years suggest that economic, social and ethnic groups are canny about identifying and voting their self-interest. Other considerations, personal and local, have an influence, but not as much. Unless this has changed, Mr. Johnson's political fortunes can't be measured by his shortcomings as a public personality. Democrats will suffer losses in the November Congressional elections but whether these will be much heavier than is normal in an off-year remains uncertain. It is much too soon to estimate Mr. Johnson's prospects in 1968. No seasoned politician in either party writes him off. The pros respect his resourcefulness, experience and capacity. They have never thought him politically glamorous, as John F. Kennedy was and as Robert Kennedy is becoming. But they tend to doubt that glamour is as important or, indeed, half as important as a record that commends itself to the big voting blocs. It is notable that Mr. Johnson's influence with Congress is still considerable, though less than it was a year ago. It has never fallen as far as President Kennedy's did. Most Democratic members, even those who are trying to get out from under the Johnson shadow, consid_er it imprudent to defy him. Critics to the contrary, he still has a lot going for him. He need not be pitied. * * * All some girls know about cooking is how fo bring a sailor fo a boil, —The Mainsheet, Bainbridge, Md. Some men have a reputation for truthfulness because they can't think fast enough. —New-Guide, Audubon, la. Executive: A man who can make a decision and stick to it—no matter how wrong he is. Bulldozer, San Burns, Cat. [ For And About Teenagers 1 SOME ot= THE. GIRLS i KNOW' FORMED A .CLIQUg ~ THE WEEK'S LETTKR: "1 am a girl in the ninth grade. Some of the girls I know have formed a clique. They are real snobbish and treat me and some of my friends as if we were something straight from dirt, We really huven't done anything to deserve this treatment. It might be because they are fairly cute and several boys hang around them constantly. 1'lenty of the girls I know tell me the boys say they cannot stand the girls of this clique, yet they still hang around them. What do you say about this? There are many other girls they could hang around with. OUR RKPI.Y: Ignore the clique. It won't go away, perhaps, but you will find that you can live with it. Do not let yourself consider the girls as o group. Consider them as individuals. Treat them as individuals. He friendly, as far as possible, to them as individuals. Chances are these girls may not consider themselves a clique. They may just be popular girls who get together because they have the same likes and dislikes, and the same mutual friends. If the opposite is true, and they are real snobbish, they aren't worth the worry. You don't do yourself any good by joining other girls in criticizing them. Go your own way, Make your own friends—as the real individual personality that you are. H V9t/ havf o l»«na«t p'»W»m yaw wonl to dixuu, or a n ofeitrvalion la nwti, gddrtil y«gr l*H«r to FOR AND AIOUT TffNAOfK. COMMUNITY AND SU«U«AN M«J $(»VICI. 'Now that we've decided you're talk about not going to get a raise, let's a cut." 20TCSRS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 13, 1946 The sly little foxes of Union township were still abundant, but the total fox population was whittled down every once in awhile. Russell Fischer cuaght one with a young chicken In Its mouth, and disposed of It In an appropriate manner. A few weeks previous Rudolph Will caught a young fox in about the same manner in the vicinity of his chicken house. Plenty more had been seen but not killed. There was a bounty of $2.50 on each fox pelt. - o- A storm of cyclonic proportions accompanied by hail, did much damage in an area of western Kossuth county centering from Fenton north into the Swea City neighborhood. Hailstones as large as pullefs eggs were picked up after the storm. - o August 14 marked one year '• since the end of World War n. The past 12 months had seen a majority of the overseas veterans from this community returned home, and many of them took their places agin in community life. - o - The trend of the time was back to normal. After a period during which a man was Indeed a rarity in the school system, Supt. 0. B. Laing announced that ten teachers of the male specie would be on hand when school opened Sept. 2. seven of the ten were ex-service men. They were Geo. W. Sefreit, R. C. Guster, Arlox Woods, R. R. Poush, Eugene Anderson, Walter Edwards and Leon Martin, all veterans; and Supt. 0. B. Laing, Principal Don Miller, and Head Coach Gene Hertz. There would be a staff of 45 teachers. - o An excerpt from a Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. ad - "Girlsl" "Good Jobs Now Available as Telephone Operators - Under increased wage rates, average earnings of telephone operators for a 40- hour week, after three month's experience, now are $28.80 in Algona. Earnings are even higher for a long work week." - o - Mrs. Gy Beemer, Lakota, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. J. A. Palomo of New York City, left from St. Louis, Mo. for Mexico City on a sightseeing trip. - o - Marie and Elaine Mitchell arrived home for a three weeks vacation at the home of their parents, the Morris Mitchells of Fenton. The girls were student nurses at Fairview Lutheran hospital, Minneapolis. - o - An Algona girl, Nancy Hutchison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hutchison, was honored by the Campfire Girls at Camp Hantesa, near Boone, when she was taken into the honorary organization of Camp Hantesa at the annual council fire. Other Algona girls attending the camp were Jeanette Sorenson, Sandra McCorkle, Shirley Kuchen- reuther, Carmen Wellendorf, Lois Funk, Virginia Frlstedt and Julie Bourne. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rlngs- dorf and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Ortman, all of Burt left for a trip to Wisconsin Dells and northern Minnesota. Mr., and Mrs. Will Ringsdorf stayed at the Donald Ringsdorf home during their absence. - 6 - Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Klnseth, Bode had returned from a week's trip, having been as far as Ten Mile Lake, north ofHackensack, Minn. They also visited Lake Tasca Park and also stopped at an Indian Trading Post near Mille Lacs Lake. - o- While everyone was digging up something or other to throw into the Centennial Year pot, Lone Rock wasn't going to be left out. Some researchers in the Lone Rock Legion Auxiliary came up with a few interesting items. Seems that Lone Rock was established in 1899 when the branch of the C. & N. W. railroad was built from Burt to Fox Lake, Minn. The town got its name from a large boulder north of the present town, a landmark well known to early settlers. - o- Edward Lorenz arrived home for a two weeks vacation at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Julius Lorenz, Wesley. He had been attending the State College of New Mexico at Las Vegas taking an aeronautical engineering course under the G. I. bill. 10ESBS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 7,1956 Titonka residents were breathing easier - and enjoying their town water supply again after a hectic week following the discovery of what were first believed to be worms in the town's water supply. State Dept. of Health officials informed Mayor Nath that the "worms" were flys which had somehow got into the system. It was recommended that chlorine be used in the water tank and the water mains were thoroughly flushed. This was done and no serious consequences resulted. - o - Kossuth county's soil received a boost during the week when more than two inches of rain fell, making even the hottest temperatures a little easier to take. High for the week was 92 and the low 56 degrees. - o - The new mobile home of the W. E. Wiemer family, Ledyard, arrived via the C. and N. W. railroad. It was the largest mobile home every built in the United States, being 10 ft x 60 ft. It was shipped to Ledyard on a flat car and overhung on a second one. - o - Mrs. A. L. Jackm an of Algona entertained at a dessert luncheon for the following Lone Rock ladles: Mrs. Russell Jensen, Mrs. Wm. Knoll, Mrs. Roger Jensen, Mrs. Roy Jensen, Miss Tena Jensen, Mrs. W. J. Cotton and Mrs. Otto Jensen of Fenton. - o - A picnic was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Doak at LuVeme, a celebration of the birthdays of Mrs. Carl Goetsch and Nita Doak. In attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Goetsch Mr. and Mrs. Duane Riley and David, Mr. and Mrs. William Funk, Diane Riley and Mrs. Elizabeth Wolfe. - o - Selina Clifton and Lulu Hawcott, both of Burt, arrived home after a ten day trip which included a cruise on Lake Superior and Lake Huron. They returned home by way of Minneapolis. - o - Pvt. Jerry M. Reilly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reilly, Algona, took part in organization day ceremonies at Ft. Polk, La., celebrating the 1st Armored Division's 16th anniversary. Reilly, a jeep driver in the division's 73rd Field Artillery Battalion, entered the army in Sept., 1955. - o - Harold Martlnek, Wesley, suffered a painful cut below his left eye when a steel post he was moving struck him. Will Halterman was burned about his hands <and arms when hot tar splashed on him. He was employed as electrician on the new Mercy hospital annex in Mason City. - o - Mark Bernhard, Leon Dumstorff, David Kollasch and Richard Meyer of the Greenwood 4-H club were to represent Kossuth county in the State 4-H Crops Judging contest at the Iowa State Fair. The team was under the direction of Gerald Soderberg, club leader, coached by James Antoine, Jr., leader. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Vic Perkins and sons, Whittemore, left on a two weeks vacation through the western states. They planned to stop first in the Dakotas and the Black HiUs, Yellowstone Park " and then into the far western states. Mr. Perkins was the CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS I.Egypt •un god 4. Bird'* cry 7. Man from Lublin 8. Old-time exclamation 10. Clamor 11. It falls but never breaks 13. Small night birds ;15. Terror 10. Pronoun 17. Hack or circular, for instance 19. Left-hand page 20. Units of work 23. postponed indefinitely, as a legislative bill 26. Hardwood 28. Verily 29. Calm 32. No sooner said than said 35. Radium: sym. 36. Excavated 38. Sullivan or Wynn 39< Resting 42. Restrain (with up) 45. Reel life 47. More infrequent 48. Stack of hay 49. Narrow valley 50. Confederate general 51. Wapiti DOWN ' 1. See 30 down 2. Otherwise 3. Track events 4. Part of the Occident: abbr. 5. Arabic letter 6. Salary 7. Might 9. Split hairs, literally 10. City: Alaska 10 55 ^ SO 12. Stepped 14,Calenda r ab- brevia- tion 18. Route 21. Tibetan gazelle 22. Pouch 24. Notion 25. Plant exudate 27. Joke with 29. Baby carriage 30. Work 31. Name 33. Lady of Troy LAST WEEKS ANSWER ._ aoaa aaaa aaaaH QHHna aaaaau ataaa an UQH nan QHUU aasuaa ana ana HHQ ana saoa ao S ? u. n H aaaa aaaa soaci aana 34. German river 37. Eat * greedily 40. Wicked 41. Animated dominoes 43. High 44. Migrate 46. Piece out 41 TT 57 4T fT I* z's' 4T 35 president of the Whittemore Farmers State Bank. - o - Mrs. Cecil Cook, Livermore, had been hired as chief cook at the school lunch program, assisted by Mrs. Herman Gronbach and Mrs, Art Vaudt. - o - Among those from the Fenton area attending the Lutheran Deeper Life Bible camp at Medicine Lake, Minn., were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berkland, Paul and Mark, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wilberg, Mrs. Anton Vamennand Edith, of Rlngsted, Mr. and Mrs. Iferold Norheim and family of Cylinder, Mr. and Mrs. Kennetfi Halverson, Merle and Barbara, and Mrs. Curtis Olsen. - o Cheryl, eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bless Rusk, Algona, fell while at play on the top bar of a swing and broke both bones of her left arm above the wrist. THE GOLDEN YEARS COUPLE WITH $273 INCOME RUNS INTO RED INK AFTER 65 You'd better have another look at whatever retiremen! budget you have set up, and make sure it Is flexible enough to keep you in steaks and shuffleboard five years from now. A couple came up this week with a retirement budget that has served them well since they retired in 1969 . . . and which this year will go to pot. Or so they think. Their budget is more interesting than most: Per Month Food $82.00 Milk 7.67 Gas, Heat, Cooking . . . 15.00 Electricity 7.20 Water 2.08 Phone 6.54 Property maintenance . . 16.50 Clothing 6.25 Heading matter 4.50 Gifts, Miscellaneous . . . 5.45 Auto insurance (3 kinds) 10.28 Auto license tag 1.00 Fire insurance, house . . 3.75 Auto repairs 5.00 Gasoline for auto 6.25 Medical insurance .... 14.00 Doctors 8.50 Medicines 21.80 Real Estate tax 49.00 TOTAL $272.77 This couple owns a seven- room house built in 1940. Their retirement income is $187.30, plus $86 a month in interest on savings, for a total of $273.30 a month. On the basis of these figures they are in the clear for the moment, with a surplus of $0.53 a month. But they have, been keeping detailed records' since 1950 and have found that; real estate taxes have gone up 90 per cent in that time, and medical costs over 500 per cent. They think they'll not make it through 1966. They probably will, with ease, because Medicare by now should be knocking that total of $44.30 they're paying for health down to $10 or so and — since they're now in their 70's — the money they are paying for that auto ($22.53 total) and for food should start declining. Their budget is unusual in that they are paying a third of their income for housing and another third for food. All their housing items, including the telephone, come to $100.07, and there's nothing wrong with-it because retired people spend 24 hours a. day in their homes. But it's high for a $273 income. There's nothing wrong with* their food budget, either, if they like steaks and rich desserts, but It comes to about $3 a day and that's high both for a $273 Income and for a couple in their 70's. If they cash in fully on Medicare, and in time decide to give up their auto, they will pick up around $65 a month. That $86 a month they get in Interest on savings would indicate they have a nestegg of about $25,000. That much money would buy a no-refund annuity that probably would pay both husband and wife a lifetime income considerably above $86 a month. For *• 001OIN YEAtS It-pot. b<MU«t, 4 SOt In <«bi (M itom^), to D*pt. Ci«. tm 1*71 Oranrf Central StaNwt, Nm Vwt, N.Y. 10017. I Professional Directory INSURANCE WW&XXXWf^^ A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 MISCELLANEOUS ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 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. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y, •:*:*:*:;:*s*:*^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports : ; : : : ; : : : ; : : : : :%::W:::ra^ OPTOMETRISTS :*3tt%::*:*ft*S^ 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 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. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment 'iWtttfftWSWfttt^ Farm Mgmnt. SWftWiW::::::^ CARLSON r«rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVj N. Dedg* Ph. J95-?»91 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Wtf:%::%:::^^^ Chiropractor •^ffffffffm^^^ 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 *:*:::*: : :::::*: : :^^ DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Oftfce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 ;%*:W:%*s^^ INVESTORS ::::::::::::^ INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. WILLIAM STUDER Phone 295-2705 Box 267 700 E, McGregor Algona, Iowa

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