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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 18, 1966
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4-Algeria (la.) Upptr tto MofMi ttiundey, Augutt It, 1966 FEELING HIS OATS It sounds a little as though Premier Ky of South Vie? Nam is "feeling his oats" as the saying goes. Unless he has been misinterpreted, he is quoted as saying that we have two alternatives in Viet Nam — either invade North Viet Nam and totally destroy it, or be preared to fight a war of perhaps 20 more years. "We must destroy the Communists in their lair" says Premier Ky. Well, there are communists in North Vief Nam, in China just to the north of there, and in Russia, extending across both the Asian and European continent, and in a number of other places as well, including Cuba. It sounds very much as though General Ky is a firm believer in the well-known phrase "let's you and him fight." We doubt if the American public, or our national administration, ara going to find the General's suggestions very digestible. POLITICS, YES, BUT WHERE? One of the republican candidates for governor has let out a few barks about "political appointments of judges." He is endeavoring to cast a reflection on the state's new process of nominating judges, and the fact that final selection is left up to the incumbent governor. The inception of the new method of selecting district judges came from a committee of the Iowa Bar Ass'n. itself. They worked on this program for sometime, and eventually it was adopted into Iowa law. So the outline of procedure came from lawyers. With five lawyers and five laymen on any nominating commission, and the senior judge of the district acting as chairman, there is an even tossup between the legal profession and the laymen or ordinary citizens, as to judgeship nominations, which is evidently the general idea developed by the bar and approved by the state legislature. Two nominations are made. The current problem of whether or not the senior judge, acting as chairman, shall or shall not have a vote is a very deciding factor in the selection of nominees. If the judge can vote, and the lawyers agree on their selections, it doesn't make one bit of difference what the laymen do or who they favor. They might just as well stay home. In the recent disagreement locally as to whether or not the presiding judge can vote, the question of politics as suggested by the candidate for the republican nomination for governor is interesting. Of all the lawyers appearing before the $pper HCB Moines HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zi|> Code SOS 11 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 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 $400 Single Copies ~_^ Wc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly «li 00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST 14fh Judicial Nominating Commission as candidates in Algona, recently, all were republicans except one. All of the Commission lawyers are republicans; the judge is a republican. Of the five laymen on the commission, three are democrats and two are republicans, all appointed by Governor Harold Hughes, a reasonably non-partisan group from both parties, in the layman unit. If the final decision regarding nomination of judges is that the senior district judge not only can preside but can vote, then there is very little chance for a democratic lawyer ever being named as a judge, with members of the bar predominately of republican affiliation. We see no reason why a qualified lawyer who happens to be a democrat should not have as equal an opportunity for nomination as a republican. And we shall assume that anyone nominated is capable of doing justice to the position, republican or democrat. U.S. CANT FEED ENTIRE WORLD The emphosis of the future, according to Dr. William W. Folz, head of agricultural economics at the University of Idaho, will be on increasing food production and the land resources of agriculture in a race between population increases and starvation. Dr. Folz warns that the United States farmer cannot feed a world population reaching upward to 7'A billion before the year 2000. If this nation puts back into production all cropland now diverted from production (60 million acres), grain production can be increased by 43 million metric tons. After deducting our own needs and for commercial exports, the United States would have about 76 million metric tons for shipping to under-developed countries by 1983. By that year, Dr. Folz explains, demands for food would outstrip U.S. capabilities to meet them. The economist punctures the theory that the United States should feed these countries, contending it would be disastrous to underwrite the population explosion with our own food supply. Reliance placed upon this nation to feed underdeveloped countries would cause their own production of food to decrease or at least not increase to its full potential, the economist says. The countries affected must take steps to control their population growth rate and develop food resources in their own areas. A mass feeding program of other countries would overburden the U.S. taxpayer. Dr. Folz, finds merit in continuing Public Law 480 program"— assisting needy nations with U.S. surplus food supplies — but he wants the program administered carefully and with assurance that the recipients are making a serious effort to increase their own food production. His arguments seem reasonable. The United States is experiencing a sharp decline in surpluses in the midst of a universal food shortage. Therefore, some production planning must be revised by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to alleviate a potential food shortage for this nation. The signs are not yet acute, but in face of increasing demands for food from many areas abroad, and the constant gain in America's population, a new assessment of domestic agriculture programs is in order. - Idaho Daily Statesman. No opportunity is ever lost. The other person takes those you miss. -Herald, Decatur, III. An old man saw a younger one wjth a bottle in his hand and his arm around a girl. "What a foolish waste of time," he said. "You can drink when you're old." —U.S. Coast Guard Magazine Income tax is like a girdle ... if you put the wrong figure in it, you're apt to get- pinched. —Empire-Courier, Craig, Colo. AGE is something that should be put aside, and enjoyed after dessert has been served. For And About Teenagers ] HE" \c, ALWAYS SQUEEZING- ME PUBLIC... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a problem. Let's call him Al. He Is a very important person in our community and church. I am a teenager and he is a great deal older than I am. He flirts with me constantly and makes it very embarrassing for me in front of my friends and my steady boyfriend. How should I discourage him and make him leave me ulone? He is always putting his arms around me and squeezing me in public. He is ruining my reputation." OUR REPLY: Ai's intentions may be nothing more than friendliness and he may be completely unaware that he is em- burrusing anyone. He should be told, in u nice way. Surely there is some older person you can ask to politely slip him the word. In the meantime, make it a point to stand more than an umr's length away. Should you meet him at some church or social function, when he rushes at you, reach out and shake hands with him before he has the chance to get within sc|eo/ing range. If you have no one to intercede for you, then, you, yourself can tell him that you are helng embarrassed. Do it politely and, if he is u gentleman, he will understand and you should have no further problem. V yeu hgvt a l««neg« prpUwn you waul k> diuvu, «r on ebiirvgtien to mckt. gddrtti your Ittfcr to FOI AND A»OUT TEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUIUMAN HESS SERVICE F|ANKFO«T. KY. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 20, 1946 A number of St. Joe folks were taking vacation trips. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Weydert accompanied by Mrs. Weydert's brother and sister, George and Adeline Faber of West Bend, were taking a 3,500 m'le trip to Yellowstone Park and other western points. Mr. and Mrs. Connie Kohlhaas, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs, John Weydert of Algona, were on a jaunt that would take them to Niagara Falls. •> o * Brian Linnan, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Linnan, Algona, celebrated his second birthday and in honor of the occasion his mother entertained a number of neighborhood children and thelf mothers during the afternoon. - o - Mrs. Herman Schultz, Lu- Verne, entertained six girls at a chicken supper and slumber party in honor of her two daughters, Jean and Betty, also Delores Lund and Joanne and Jolene Sanford. Others attending besides the honoreeswereBlythe Larson, Arlene Meyer and Doris Gronbach. - o - Mrs. J. L. Haverly, Mrs. Ed Hildman and Mrs. Viola Studer, Wesley, visited the former's daughter, Mary Lou, in the Mercy hospital in Mason City where she had submitted to an appendectomy August 10. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Klinksiek, Ledyard, were the parents of a baby daughter, born August 14 at the Kossuth hospital in Algona. She had been named Sherry Kay. The Klinksieks had one other child, a son Keith, who was four. - o - Avis Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mitchell, Lakota, began work in the Hamilton Drug Store. Miss Mitchell graduated from high school in May and was valedictorian of her class. - o - Lyle Culbertson, son of Mr., and Mrs. Merle Culbertson of Seneca, had the misfortune to •cut 1 'his left hand.. .q'jUe badly while cutting burrs at the Curtis Olsen farm. He was taken to a docter who used three clamps to close the wound. . •' • - o - Charles R. Hamilton of Ft. Dodge had purchased the Merritt Funeral Home in Algona. Mr. Hamilton was a returned service man, and since his discharge from the service had been associated with a funeral home in Ft. Dodge. - o - Western Buyers, Algona, had purchased 280 bulls from old Mexico and had pastured them on land north of Algona. When they got ready to ship the bulls, three were missing and stayed missing until Geo. Benschoter discovered two wild, Mexican bulls glaring at him when he was checking over a field of corn. Mr. Benschoter notified Western Buyers to get the intruders, but the Mexican bulls defied the regular methods of capture when men on horseback tried roping them. Then Faris Miner of Algona and his plane was called into action and after circling and swooping down on the astonished animals they took off in a mad dash for the nearest opening w'aere the roping and capturing was completed. The third bull showed up 7 miles south of town, meandering around the countryside and tearing up a few fences. - o - Rumor had it that a band of Cherokee Indians were camped in a spot just east of the entrance of Call State Park and supposedly hailed from Oklahoma. They were traveling in six trailer houses, with other cars for motive power and the tribe included everything from young papooses to aged grandmothers. On a Sunday afternoon, their roasting of three lambs was the occasion for a good-sized gathering of the curious. However an inquiring reporter, visiting the camp, found the "Indians" were gypsies, were driving Illinois cars and were engaged in concession work at the county fair. - o - An item on the Editorial Page, written by J. W. Haggard, stated that Algona was honored by a short visit from a most distinguished former citizen, Harvey Ingham of Des Moines, who with Mrs. Ingham was on his way to Clear Lake for a short vacation at the cottage of their son William. Mr. Ingham in his early manhood was the editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines for some twenty years. IQYEflRS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 14, 1956 Radio Sation KLGA of Algona received its Federal authorization to go on the air and immediately began broadcasting from its local studio. The first county news broadcast at 11:45 a.m. went on the air from the news rooms of the Algona Upper Des Moines. - o - Average summer temperatures and rain were the order of the day during the past week. A total of three-fourths of an inch of rain fell, with traces registered two or three other days during the period. High for the week was 85 and low 57 degrees. - o - A "corn field intersection" crash between two cars sent three Burt young people to St. Ann hospital and resulted in extensive damage to both automobiles. Involved, in the-accident were Roger Shipler, 17, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young and Kathleen Young, all of Burt. None of the injured were in serious condition, although two were painfully injured. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bxlstow of Burt were very happy to have their six children and 32 grandchildren together for the first time in 10 years at a family reunion held at the Richard Bri- stow farm home near La Verne. - o- From caddy in the championship finals in 1955 to the Algona Cocm*»7 Club golf championship in 1956 would be quite spectacular and that's exactly what happened when young Gene Hoenk annexed the title with a 5-4 win over Pete Langmack in the final match. In winning the title, Hoenk beat the youngster he caddied for a year ago and did it in sparkling fashion. The new champion had played seriously for only three years. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Root, Dick and Ervin, Fenton, spent the weekend in Davenport and Rock Island where they visited Larry Root who was employed for the summer as a calculator with the army engineers. - o - Boy Scouts at Wesley who left for the district camp at Lake Okoboji were Paul Pfeffer, Alan Jordan, Frank, Louis and Irvin Martin, Gary Smith, Jim Walker, Keith Neuroth and Roland Johnson. - o - Audrey Rutz, who was employed ,in the registrars office in Northfield, Minn., was spending a two week vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rutz, Livermore. - o - Donna Johnson, Swea City, was honored at a linen shower at the Methodist social rooms. Eighteen hostesses sponsored the event. The program was in charge of Mrs. Mancil Hurlburt. Miss Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Johnson, had been employed in Washington, D. C. She was to be married to Art Larson from Armstrong on Aug. 26. - o.- David Wilhelmi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Wilhelmi, Bancroft, fractured his collar bone while playing baseball with the Junior Legion team in Ft.Dodge. David went back to catch a ball and fell against a cement fence. Deanna Ditsworth fractured her left arm while riding her bicycle. She hit a bump and was thrown off the bike. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Hove, Titonka; accompanied -Mr. and;; Mrs. Cleo Houck of Vincent <m^ a trip to North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada. They expected to be gone a week. Mrs. Van Hove and Mr. Houck were cousins. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Melfred Mitchell of Lone Rock attended a birthday dinner for their granddaughter, Kristen Kay, honoring her first birthday at the home of her parents, the Dwayne from HIS WRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Hawaii WHS annexed to the United States, August 12, 1898. Sewing machine patents were granted to J. N. Singer and A. B. Wilson, August l£, 1851. Mexico capitulated to Corte/, August 13, 1521. The Knglish government separated New Hampshire from Massachusetts. American marines entered Peking to curb the Boxer Rebellion, August 14, 1900. The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was founded, August 15, 1534. Will Rogers was killed, August 15, 1935. First advertising over radio stations began August 16, 1922. Sir Walter Raleigh's first settlers reached Roanoke Island in Virginia, August 17, 1585. The first child of Knglish parents born in America was Virginia Dare, August 18, 1587. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Silver coin of Morocco 5. European mountains 9. Compassion 10. Looks at Lady Godlva, perhaps 12. Clarinet's cousins 13. Knowing 14. Nylon nemesis 15. Whether 17. Maxim 18. Sloth 19. Packaged scents 22. Snow vehicle 25. Queensland tribe 29. Narrow channel 28. Donates 32. Sprite 34. Pause 35. Affairs 39. Quaker State: abbr. 40. Ceremonial cup 41. Exclamation 42. Trojan, Civil or Hundred Years 43. Men 46.Bl.xlnr 48. Sky-blu* DOWN 1. Constructed' again 2. curtain 3. Playing card 4. Cell destruction 5. Brazil tree 6. Novelist Wallace 7. Vegetables, old style 8. Small herring 9. Bog ' 11. Stitches 16. Tire 20. Gear 21. Filament 23. Hesitant remark 24. Fast 27. A fermented drink 29. Cornman contraction 30. Spanish grass 31. See 10 across 33. To and 35. Nursery word 36. Astonish 37. Ankle 38. Figure 42. Gale 44. Sea eagle 45. Witness 47. Craze M.Sert 6), Tiro root \l 14 IT JT IT lb IV U lb P 41 10 IS w 49 51 47 17 a? 42 8 J W 51 Habegers of Burt. Other guests were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Habeger of Bart, Mr and Mrs. Dick Ftirst, Humboldt, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sarchet and Mrs. Kesler of Burt. - o The Rossuth Coimty 4-H judging team won top honors at the district Holstein show at Spencer, with eight teams competing. Gerald Reding of St. Joe was second high 4-H judge in the contest. Other team members were Gene Nurre, Bancroft, Dennis Schoby, Bode, and Roger Dreyer, Fenton, In the junior open class contest Bob Chambers, Corwith, won high honors. Sugar Less Strange it may be, sugar costs less today than it did In Colonial times. In GeorgeWash- ington's time, a pound of sugar cost at least $2.75. Today, a pound of sugar sells for about 25c. THE GOLDEN YEARS GIVE MONEY TO CHILDREN? . WHY RETIRED PARENTS CAN'T This man, as most of them who start off this way, doesn't want advice. He is looking for approval of what he has already decided to do. Read on: "My wife and I, while aware of the warnings that retired parents should hold to what they have, think the warnings fail to take into account the peculiar affection of older couples for their children. We want our children to have what we can give them as soon as they can get it We want to see them enjoy it while we still are around. We want, certainly, to avoid the percentage that lawyers and probate courts will take if we draw wills and leave our money behind in a conventional way. "My wife and I have a comfortable income, for as long as either of us lives. In fact we are saving better than $110 a month out of the income, simply because there is nothing we want to spend it for. In investments we have about $24,000. In the bank we have another $8,000. And we own our home, worth $18,000. I have a $10,000 life insurance policy that is paid up. "Why shouldn't we split up the investments, and later the bank account, and let the children have the money now? Company ties weaken after retirement, and old friends fade away. Our children are eventually all we have left to love ..." Parents who come up to retirement with a hunk of money have the Bright to do what they jolly-well please with it. But except for a few dollars dropped now and then — always unexpectedly — they should not pass on any major portion of what they have to their children until after they are dead. The reasons: — Children of retirement-age parents are moving about as no generations of Americans ever did. Their careers take them to this city this year and that continent the next. They are seldom around for long for the parents to see them enjoy any gifts. — Children of 1966 who are grown and married can, and do, dispose of $10,000 or so In two weeks ... to settle a mortgage, buy a car, pay off debts, or send their own kiddies to private schools. Once the older parents give them money there is almost no chance of ever getting it back. — Parents givirig money to married children are giving it in each case to two people, not one — to the child and a spouse. This is an age of divorce and separation. Half of any gift to any child may go off to Nevada while the parents watch. — Retired parents cannot possibly know what the financial turns in the future will be. Those holding blue chip stocks have lost between 8 and 15 per cent on them since February of this year. Others, in 1962, lost 30 per cent. Some, in 1929, lost everything. Such fluctuations in money markets, even if the retired parents own no stock, are a warning of what can happen to money. — Retired parents cannot possibly know what demands may come up later for money they have already given away. — Grown children of retired parents, being imperfect human beings like- the rest of us, cannot bring themselves to be grateful for long for what came to them free. Cannot regard $5,000 made with blood and sweat in the 1930's and 1940's as a big deal in the i960's. Cannot be tod interested in a Santa Claus who has already dumped his- bag and won't be coming down the chimney again. For lti« GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag* bo«U*t, ••fid 50c in coin (no itompl), to D»pl. CSK, Box 1672, Grand Control Station, N«w Volt, N.Y. 10017. -f | Professional Directory j INSURANCE iifffffffi^^ A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 DENTISTS 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, 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 ! ; !W5 : S¥ft¥:>ftW:¥:!:S:!^33XW;:>w; > ! < X t l«5 i f OPTOMETRISTS tf#A%::Wft*ft*:*tt^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 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 MISCELLANEOUS •:*:*:*:*:*:*::s^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON F«rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY I2V'» N. Dodgt Ph. J9S-J8S1 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. KINGFIELO 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 *:::*:*:*:*:*:*:*^^ DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offjce 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.p. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917

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