The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1966 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1966
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t-Algena (la.) Upp«r Dit Main* Thursday, August 25, 1966 A PROFESSOR LOOKS AHEAD By BERNARD L. CLAUSEN, Profnior of Biology, State College of Iowa — Perhaps there are tome who feel as did one of my students when I asked a class to discuss Iowa's natural beauty. He refused to believe that Iowa contained any natural beauty other than co-edi. He was serious. What was more important, however, was that only one other student disputed the point. Can it be that lowans are Ignorant of their resources? Are the people of the state like the farmer who had become tired and disgusted with farming after forty years on the same place? He put his farm up for sale. The next week he went to the mail box and took out an advertising notice announcing a forthcoming sale. He read every word with great Interest, until he came to the last line, and there he read his own name. His interest turned to bewildered surprise. He rushed to the telephone, he called the auctioneer and said "Is that my farm?" "Why yes," replied the auctioneer, "whose farm did you think it was?" The farmer gasped, "Don't sell that farm. I have been looking for a farm (Ike that all my life." The farmer woke up in time. Will the state of Iowa wake up in time? Progress li a mixed blessing and we are currently paying too high a price for it. We can have all the progress and development we want and still maintain the type of environment we wish to have. The only thing required Is some thinking, a realistic appraisal. We all realize that the pressures on land allocation are mounting rapidly. Science and technology have given us new weapons with which to attack our environment. New equipment, new poisons, new government programs have accelerated the changes In our environment. When I speak of environment I am necessarily including physical systems, biological systems, cultural systems, social systems, field and cities, and ourselves as culture creators. We are the ones who combine the systems into the kind of environment we want. I am sick and fired of hearing that the environmental changes which are bringing about the loss of the prairie rose, the loss of the goldfinch, the destruction of scenery, ugly urban sprawl and pollution are the inevitable costs of progress. The deterioration of our •nvlronment is caused by the decisions of lowans. It Is a matter of free choice. It Is not Inevitable. New highways don't have to destroy fine •xamples of natural areas. Parking lots do not have to be built on virgin prairie. Subdivisions don't have to be built without parks or open space. All trees don't have to be removed from a lot before a house can be built. Municipalities and industries do not have to pollute our streams. Marshes don't to be drained. Urban and rural slums don't have to develop. not have to be located on a maior ' A smoldering dump does gt trie entrance to Living space Is the mott critical resource problem today. We mutt have tpace to work, space to play, space to raise a family. Iowa will not run out of room for its people in our lifetimes. But we are already In trouble on the quality of our living space. Environmental quality means unpolluted air and water. It means gravel pits and strip mines turned into productive recreation and wildlife areas. It means the screening of necessary funk yards and the removal of those having no function. It means watershed management programs with their integrated resources management. Environmental quality means the kind of place In which we want to live and which we want to pass along to those who come after us. I enjoy seeing green grass, flowers, trees and wildlife. I like to stretch my eyeballs on a scenic overlook. I find long stretches of billboards much more monotonous than corn fields and woodlots as I drive Iowa highways. My economist friends tell me that all this Is very nice, but since they can not assign o dollar value to natural beauty It has no value. Iowa Is already becoming a suburb of Chicago. This Is evident along the Mississippi River and it is expanding westward across the state. We are running out of time. As our state continues to develop we can make our counties good places in which to live, or we can turn them into slums. The choice Is ours. We must expend every effort to make certain that lowans realize what they are doing to their environment and what the results may be. We must present alternatives with full descriptions of social and environmental costs as well as financial costs. The mass media have a great responsibility In such an educational program. ' The public schools and colleges need to Improve their teaching of the environmental systems. I fear that too often school programs have degenerated into teaching details of technology rather than teaching how to use technology for a better life. A few public public schools in the state have developed outdoor laboratories in which the youngsters apply textbook theory. School grounds, city and county parks and private land are currently being used by resourceful teachers. We sadly need more such programs. Lest I sound too pessimistic, I would point out that there are some bright spots In the I picture. The State Conservation Commission' has done well on a tight budget with state parks, forests and prairie preserves. The farm gam<» habitat program is improving the rural landscape. Lakes and marshes have been built. We need to work on air pollution control, reclamation of mined areas and gravel pits, more stringent county and city zoning, and sensible use of flood plains. Schools and Industries should be urged to landscape new buildings even to the point of requiring that a small percentage of the construction budget be allocated to beautification. The school-park combination should be encouraged as a means of land use that is both aesthetically pleasing and highly efficient. The schools can use the park for play area and study during the week days, and the public can use the school area effectively in the evenings and on weekends. Express highways are a necessity, but we also should have scenic roadways free from outdoor advertising and string developments. We should make use of the scenic easement which freezes the land use pattern, thus preserving things as they are. Through the purchase of scenic easements and rights of access, we could afford to preserve our wild rivers such as the Upper Iowa and the Wap- sipinicon. And we could do it without disrupting the enterprises now being carried on in those areas. Ladies and gentlemen, we are currently destroying our natural habitat faster than we are improving it. A wild species in this situation would be doomed to extinction. But because of our intelligence and our ingenuity, the trend is neither inevitable nor irreversible. We can and must react positively and firmly, Unfortunately for us, the crisis is a quiet one. It has crept upon us, and we are almost out of time to reverse the trend. In the working sessions of this conference, I hope we can produce a program for Iowa which will do that very thing. & : * : : : : : : : & : : : :W:W^^ . it will not do any good. Mother doesn't like him because he is out of school and does not intend to go (o college (which I will do). She likes the second boy because he has already been accepted by a college which, incidentally, accepts students with low I Q's. 1 have given all the other boys a chance. I've dated them all, from the best athlete down to (he class drunk. 1 just want to go with the boy I like best, to finish college, and eventually marry the boy 1 love." OUR REPLY: You can tell your mother why you do not like the second boy. You are not doing her (noryourself)any favors when you continue to date him. You should (ake your problem to your pa/ents, just as you presented it to this column. No. 1 boy should have a college education, if such is possible but, if he is as you describe him, he is a No. 1 g"uy. V you hov, g tftnof, proMtm yav won! to diKuii, Of on oeitrvglion to rnobt. eddriu your ItHtr to F0« AND ABOUT UiNAGUS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUISAN W« SHVICi. es Moinee HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO; R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AS( 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 $4.00 Single Copies me SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly _$tl.oo No <ubscrlptloii less than 8 months. OFFICIAL _ CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST For And About Teenagers] I JUST WANT To so WITH THE BOY f FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS: "I never dated until I was nearly sixteen. One of my first dates was a very nice boy who was a year or so older than myself. We went steady for a year and I dropped him for a silly boy 1 had a crush on — who turned out to be a "monster" who always wanted to go parking. 1 couldn't tell my mother the reason I disliked the mrond boy. so I continued datimj him. The boy with whom 1 had gone steady asked me for a date and J was going to accept, until mother said "no." 1 went out with him behind her back. She didn't find out but, if 1 mention his name, she lakes away privileges and tells me I am immature. The first boy does not want to date behind my mother's back. He wants to talk to my parents and ask if we can go steady — but 1 know BACK To SCHOOL.' from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK} DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS J Edison demonstrated his first phonograph, August 26, 1877. The 19th Amendment, allowing woman suffrage, became effective August 26, 1920. The Spanish landed in St. Augustine, Fla., August 27, 1565. The first petroleum well was opened by Edward L. Drake, at Titusvllle, Pa., August 28, 1859. U.S. occupation troops landed in Japan, August 28, 1945. The second battle of Manassas began August 29, 1862. Germany declared war on Poland, August 30, 1939. The Dawes Plan for World War 1 reparations was signed in London, August 30, 1924. The "Old Pacific", first auto to cross the U.S. with own power, reached New York City, August 31, 1903. Germany Invaded Poland, September 1, 1939. Aaron Burr was acqulted on treason charge, September 1, 1807. •:#:-:*:*:%:#:^^ Danny Lea. Mr. and Mrs. Melvln Bratrud of Ringsted and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Olsen, Fenton, were the grandparents. - o - and Mrs. Nick Doocy, and Betty Doyle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Doyle, all of Bancroft, graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Des Moines. - o - Mrs. Julius Seller and daughter Linda, St. Benedict, went with Mrs. Ed Downs and daughter, Sylvia, to the centennial at Belmond, where Sylvia participated in a talent contest and received a cash gift of $25. - o - A spectacular Flying Saucers space" was to "invasion" of from "outer take place in 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF .- : THE yPPER DES MOINES '•'•* -August 21,1966s The 270 Kossuth 4-H baby beeves, sold at auction at the Kossuth Fair, brought a total of $67,912.35 for an average of $26.37 per hundred. Market hogs sold brought $5,308.42 for an average of $17.72 and 24 market lambs averaged $22.30. The top price paid for the grand champion baby beef was $52.00 per hundred paid by Roger Linde, Swea City, to Gary Priebe, Algona for his 890 Ib . Angus steer. Championship market barrow shown by Harold Fischer, Swea City, was bought at $31 per hundred by Western Buyers Algona. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Duane Logue and children David and Diane, Algona, returned from a five-day trip to northern Minnesota, going to Grand Rapids, Ely, and home by the North Shore Drive. - o - Attendance at the Kossuth County Fair exceeded that of 1955, both at the gate and in the grandstand, according to Secretary Lou Nitchals. Total paid admissions in '56 totaled 11,720 as compared to 11,032 in 1955. - o - The weather provided a little bit of everything in the book heat, rain, cool and cold - during the week. Practically an inch of rain was registered during a three-day period. High reading was a red-hot 91, along with 100 percent humidity readings The low was 40 degrees. - o - Mr. and Mrs, Irwin Malueg and daughters Diane and Jean Marie, Algona, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. JoeSkow, a celebration of the wedding anniversaries of the Maluegs and Skows and birthday celebration for Daniel, 14, and Diane , 15, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Skow. - o - Marion Heinrich, Whittemore, was enjoying a weeks vacation from the treasurer's office in the court house and accompanied by Eunice, Elaine and EldoraMaahs left on a trip to Colorado. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Olsen, Fenton, were the parents of a son born Aug. 15 at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, weighing 7 ibs. 10 oz. and named Mrs. Elso Jansen, Lakota,was a patient in Mercy hospital, Mason City, where she had major surgery, She was recovering nicely. - o - Norma Jean Klein, Livermore, was suffering from a bad foot that she received when a cow stepped on it. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Portland twp., with their children, Linda, Barry and Randy, drove to Minneapolis to meet their newly adopted son, Kevin Michael, who landed on a 4:40 plane from Portland, Ore., where he had stopped enroute from an orphange in Seoul, Korea. - o - Two Wesley residents had suffered Injuries during the week Mrs. Carl Froehlich suffered a severe gash on her leg while using a power mower. A piece of wire which was picked up by the mower caused the Injury. Mrs. Will Hauptly suffered torn ligaments in her knee when she fell part way down the basement steps. - o - Yvonne Doocy, daughter of Mr. Algona for two afternoons. On each and every Flying Saucer that came floating down would be a printed label. This label was to be taken to some Algona store- and redeemed for something of real value. It was promised that there would not be a "dud" in the bunch! 20HABS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 27,1946 Drafting of men, 19 through 29, was to begin Sept. 1, according to the Kossuth Selective Service office. However, no quota had been received for the county, and there were less than 25 men on the list who fell into the 1-A category. - o - . A Ledyard pilot and an Algona passenger were injured in an airplane accident a short distance southwest of Ledyard. Raymond Barslou, Ledyard, pilot of the plane, was hospitalized in a Mankato, Minn, hospital with serious injuries, and Dan Froehlich, Algona, was in less serious condition in the Kossuth hospital, Algona. The accident happened as the two men were taking a CROSSWORD PUZZLE UST WEEKS ANSWER ^ ACROSS I. Blemish 5. Eng-. lobster cage 9. French river 10. German river 11. One kind of fool 12. Hat 14. Helmet (light) 16. Carpets 17. North Syrian deity 18. Urchin 20. Fleming or Smith Zl.'Vipers 24. Swish 26. Be ill 28. Pastoral sound 29. Keg 32. Talon 35. Palmyra leaf 36. Revolver 38. Greek letter 39. Superior, for one 41. Composer for the 88's 44. Reverie 46. Ellipticals 47. Plateau 48. Trade 49. Stalk 50. Assam silkworm DOWN 1. Calyx leaves 2. Ringlet 3. Seed covering 4. Rent again 5. Wool refuse 6. Smell 7. Compensation 8. Not wasteful 11. On the ocean 13. Serf 15. Sailor 19. Drumbeat 22. Small parrot 23. Knight's title 25. Pouch 27. Stage of a Journey 29. Courageous 30. Warning signals 31. Varnish ingredient 33. Armpit 34. Triumphs 37. Pronoun 40. Mitigate UHH naa HHH saao HHa aaa H uaaaaa Uffl 2H3 aaa HUUJ uau aau manna aaaaa 42. 43. 45. Finished Buddhist language Mexican Indian 10 57" W ri? W TT n ib % Ib & 10 IT W W 1)0 7 8 20 11 final flight before darkness came. Barslou was one of the three "Flying B&Mlou brothers" from north Kosstrth and hie brothers, Alfred and Bob, were also pilots. Raymond and his two brothers had Just returned from Ft. Dodge, where the three of them had participated In an air show during the day. - o- Call State Park at Algona had a total of 44,650 visitors, picnickers, and pleasure seekers in the first seven months of 1946, a summary compiled by Paul Wille, custodain of the park. - o - Dean and Don Sjogren, Everett and Dick Keith, and Bill Ste- brlte, all of Algona, drove to Des Moines to attend the State Fair. . o - Jerry Licktelg, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Llckteig, Wesley, left for Ft. Snelling, Minn, after en- lisiting in the army. Jerry was a 1946 graduate of Wesley high school. He was honored at a farewell party at the Jack Lick- telg home before leaving. - o - John Tuttle, Liver more, for 35 years local drayman and one of the last of the old time local horse traders, announced the sale of his farm to Otto Kellner of the St. Joe neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle plan an extended visit to their daughter in Omaha and son in Portland, Ore. Livermore lost one of its most unusual citizens. Mr. Tuttle was born 64 years ago in a house which was located on the site of the Standard Oil station, and he practically grew up with the town as he never left there. - o- Mr. and Mrs. G. J. F. Vogel Burt, left for Binghampton, N. Y., where they were to attend aCar- roll family reunion. They also planned to go to Worcester, Mass., to get their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melville and bring them to Iowa City, where Mr. Melville would attend the state university. - o - Three persons from this vicinity were admitted to U. S. citizenship in federal court at Ft. Dodge after complying with all requirements. .They .were Cathrin Fisch, Algona, Adoph BrueUman, West Bend, and Magnus A. Rongved, Bode. - o- Four Algona boys had been released from the Navy-James Burns, Roger Lee Burgess, Ronald V. Taylor and Robert F. Kinsch, rural. - o< Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hansel" man, LuVerne, were parents of twin daughters, born at the tut* heran hospital in Ft. Dodge. The girls were named Lynn Marie and Laura Mae. - o- The A. C. Linde family of Swea City were leaving for Berkeley, Calif., where they are making their future home. They leased their residence to Melvin Krumm, and the grocery store and meat market to Mr, and Mrs. Arnold Anderson. - o- Norbert Thilges, Bode, was taken to a hospital in Ft. Dodge, where he was treated for a broken bone at the elbow, received in a baseball game at LuVerne with the St. Joe team. - o- Word was received from Sgt. James Kollasch of Whlttemore that he was on his way home from Guam where he had served in the army for 22 months. - o Beverly and Gary Roblson, Dorothea Fallesen and Jan Gardner were guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gardner, Union twp., for three days and all attended the County Fair. - o- Bancroft won its way into the state amateur baseball tournament by downing Algona 6-0 in the district finals. Herb Preul of Bancroft pitched a two-hit game. ^ Professional Directory ^ INSURANCE #^ A. J. (Arnie) Rlcklefs Hospitalization Health It 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 i 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 tt&fffffffWVA^^ OPTOMETRISTS 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 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELO Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 106 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 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 ::¥: : fifc%W: : :%W^^ MISCELLANEOUS i&SJSJSSS^SWtt^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY lift IT. Dedff* Ph. «}-«»! SftWSW:*^^ Chiropractor SfcWftttW::^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 . 12:00 *Tiday Evenings — 6:30 » 8:30 *:*W::*:::*:::*W^^ DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offjce Phone 285-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEF1CK, 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, Rf.D. Physicians & Surgeons 22? No. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917

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