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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 15, 1966
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6—Algono (la.) Upper Des MoinH Thursday, Sept. 15, 1966 HEALTHY ELECTION Monday's school board election in the Algona district was vigorous and healthy. Only a few years ago it was hard to get 500 votes out, but that also was in a day when candidates were few and general interest near zero. Schools are a vital element in any community, and lack of interest might be taken to indicate something lacking in a community, too. This is also Industry Week in Algona, and the school systems ore about as major an Industry as anyone can find, in the sense of employment and payrolls, and as they affect the tax base. Schools spend a pretty big chunk of money. It would seem likely that the next vote in connection with a school will be that for a proposed bond issue, and the ultimate asking and proposal is certain to keep public Interest in school matters alive. FALSE OPTIMISM? Following the elections in Viet Nam, we note where General Ky has exulted that the voter turnout spells the end of forces opposing him, etc. etc. We hope General Ky is right. But the election was only for the purpose of naming delegates to a convention which is to draw up a new constitution for the country, not for running it, and it might be noted that this will be the third constitution the country has written in the past 20 years. What happened to the first two isn't exactly clear. In the meantime, the war goes on with United States forces carrying the brunt of the battle and all of the costs. Only a supreme optimist could translate the voter turnout in Viet Nam as a sweeping victory in a military sense. It still appears that American forces will have to grind it out day after day, in an effort to achieve eventual peace within that nation's boundaries. INFLATIONARY PRESSURES Salt Lake City Tribune — The inconsistency of action taken by the Johnson administration in the effort to control inflation is nowhere better illustrated than in the quick and sharp criticism of steel price increases. A statement put out at the White House, signed by Gardner Ackley, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, called the price increase "irresponsible." It is difficult to defend any price increase —and particularly one by the giants of the steel industry. But in the face of continuing increases in prices of many goods, wage boosts far exceeding the administration's 3.2 "Itlppcr Hea 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 : 6 TI 6 N 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 i?M)0 Single CopJen JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly . Sli.til) No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST per cent guideline, and government spending which corsto t!y feeds inflation fires, there comes o point .-/here the inconsistency of making business the whipping boy of inflation must be assai'ed. This is especially true considering that the total price increase will amount to less than one per cent of gross steel soles. Thursday the White House bitterly attacked what must be considered o small increase in steel prices. But only last Friday President Johnson proudly acclaimed before television cameras an airline-Machinists Union wage settlement which the union itself said was 7.2 per cent-more than double the established wage inc'eose guideline. If there is any irresponsibility in action to control inflation, the charge can better be leveled against the administration and Congress than against business. Mr. Ackley noted that "ot this time, when Americans are fighting overseas, it is essential to maintain a stable economy." He is right. But what is the government doing in its own house to achieve that end? Little or nothing. It is generally following a policy of spending as usual, politics as usual, and look the other way when wage boosts (notably in the construction industry) far exceed the limits of a stable economy. It is true everyone suffers in on inflationary spiral, but the essential culprit isn't a steel price increase. It is the inflationary pressures fanned by rising war costs, but which for political reasons are not dampened by either government spending cuts elsewhere or sacrifice-demanding tax increases. HOW TO STOP IT? Indianola Tribune — News stories in the past week, evidently carefully 'leaked' to the press to prepare the public for what is coming, indicate another major escalation is about to take place in the Viet Nam war. Word that we might soon expect a fleet of Russian jet bombers to be operating in behalf of the North Viets does little to ease the concern with which we must view the Asian situation. The thought of communist bombers, probably operating out of Chinese territory, striking American bases in South Viet Nam and our ships in the South China Sea, is not good. Without doubt, we would be forced to major retaliation. Throughout the year we have witnessed one build-up after another in Viet Nam. Am- fjjcan troop 'strength the're now approaches ~300,000, with well-placet news leaks indicating we can soon expect to see our strength reach three-quarters of a million men. This is a long way from the little brush war and guerrilla activity of a few years ago. A FAMILIAR STORY Humboldt Independent — Regardless of one's feeling toward United States involvement in the Viet Nam conflict, he may be tempted, at times, to think of it as something that has happened many times before. In fact, he may even say to himself: "They're playing that song again." The song seemingly is danced to every time the U.S. tries to protect a foreign nation from aggression. The dancing partnership consists of Uncle Sam and "Miss Underdeveloped Country." Such a partnership begins when Sam rescues Miss U. C. from an undesirable partner. But the evening drags on. And nobody "cuts in" on Sam. His friends even tease him about his partner; and this may make him overprotective, even to the point of accusing them of 'disloyalty.' The marathon continues. Sam has to increase his support of the weakening lady. Then she begins to question his motives. What would a rich guy like him see in a backward girl like her? She's been warned about wolves, so she may try to brush off her benefactor. So Sam is stuck. His original good deed has become something of a nightmare. Yet he dances on. The real 'wolf,' as is to be expected, waits in the wings for o second chance. From time to time, he may try to cut in, only to be repulsed by Sam. It is hard to fault Sam for dancing with "Miss South Viet Nam," but he should remain aware of the "hazards" of the dance. Moreover, he should remain ever alert for the time when the 'wolf" abandons his attentions, so he may cut out' with a minimum of embarrassment. For And About Teenagers) THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am fifteen and live in an average-size town. There are not too many girls who appeal to me, and the ones I like do not like me. I always try to be friendly and polite as I can to them. But, it just seems like a lot of bother. I can be driving by and they will turn the other way. 1 have a friend who is just as friendly as I am, but they smile and always wave to him. Do you think it is the way 1 look? My personality? Or, maybe I am doing something wrong. Every time I get near a girl 1 become nervous for fear I might be doing something wrong and not know it. What do you think might be wrong?" OUR REPLY; It should not be "a lot of bother" for you to be polite — to girls or to anyone , WHEM 1 PRIVE & ( TWEV nrUKN THE Ss \ OTHER WAV. . else. Politeness is a sign of good manner and character; not something you have to force upon yourself. The popularity of your friend is probably based upon the fact that he is by nature a friendly and well-mannered person. If you are concerned about your behavior and your air of politeness, so are you. Relax. Don't work so hard at being friendly that it becomes apparent to everyone that you are working at being friendly. One need not be handsome to be well-liked. What is more important is good grooming, good manners and a natural, even disposition. H you hov« o Iftnogt problem you wont to diKull. or on oblfrvotion to moi», odd'MI you UHtr to FOR AND A«OUI IfENACEIS. COMMUNITY AND SUBUIBAN P«ESS SEKVICE. F MNKfOfir, m. from HISWRrS SCRAfBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Pilgrims tailed on Uie "Mayflower" from Plymouth, September 16, 1620. The U. S. mint was established by the Continental Congress, September 16, 1786. The U. S. Constitution was signed, September 17, 1787. McClelland met Lee at Antietam, September 17, 1862. Washington laid the cornerstone of the national capitol, September 18, 1793. The first issne of the New York TJm« appeared, September 18, 1851. Washington made his farewell address, September 19, 1796. Fort Orange changed its name to Albany, N. Y., September 20, 1664. George B. Simpson was granted patent for the first electric hotplate, September 20, 1859. The Atlantic seaco&st was devastated by a hurricane, September 21, 1938. Gene Tunney defeated Jack Dempsey for the world's heavy, weight boxing championship, September 22, 1926. 10YESBS | CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO ill •4r tASt WEEKS ANSWE* — IN TWI "We're so proud of Fred, the way this time." he stuck to his diet 20YEA&S AGO IN THl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 17, 1946 Mrs. F. J. Hatten and her son Harold, Bancroft, were credited with saving the life of 3-month old Bobby Doocy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Doocy, St. Paul, and grandson of the Hattenp. The ,youngster was.-"3 Edwin Marty of LuVerne, accompanied by Steve Palmer, Renwick, went to New Clarus, Wise, to get a new combine which Mr. Marty had recently purchased. - o - Mr. aiiU Mrs. Geo. Vitzthum had rented the Capitola Sample farm at Irvington and would move there March .1. T.he Wallace McArthurs were moving to a farm near Lone Rock which they recently purchased. - o - The hill adjoining the pavement to the Harry Keith farm in ^Union twp. was Jjeing^leveled, i and 1 cousins when one of the children called and said he heard a splash in the cistern. Mrs. Hatten hurried to the point, removed the lid but could see nothing and called her son, Harold, who went down Into the cistern, into five feet of water and found the lad. He administered artificial respiration and the youngster started to cry in less than a minute. - o - Pfc. Gerald Jentz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jentz, Fenton, had written his parents that he safely reached Japan. The crossing took 13 days, arriving in Yokohama, He had two Japanese boys working under him. Elson Brown, son of the Fred Browns, was also in Yokohama. - o - Mrs. G. J. F. Vogel, Burt, returned from a three week trip east, on which they attended a family reunion and visited relatives in New York, spent a week with their daughter and husband on Cape Cod, and a few days at Worcester, Mass. Their son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Melville, accompanied them back to Iowa City, where he would take work at the state university. - o Two birthday parties were held at Lakota - Albert Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Becker celebrated his 3rd birthday with a family gathering, and Roger Rippentrop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt Rippentrop, celebrated his 8th birthday with a party at which fifteen guests were present. - o A number of Kossuth folks attended the Sports Festival at Ames, including two who won prizes. Julius Baas, Jr., took second place in the bowling event, and Earl Zeigler was third in the rifle shot. Others attending from this area were the Hollis and Cliff Benschoters, the Ronald Gardners and Harry Felters. - o Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christensen and son Bob, and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Herbst, all of Algona, went to Des Moines to see "Oklahoma." Others attending were Judge and Mrs. G. W. Still- inan, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Norton, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kresensky, Mrs. Helen Passmore, Mr. and Mrs. Uoyd Robinson and Lucia Wallace. out the shoulders of the grade between the Rainbow bridge and the Milwaukee railway underpass. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Kueck and family of Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kueck and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jensen of Seneca, •Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Jensen of Lone Rock, spent an evening visiting Mr. and Mrs. Art Claussen at Swea City and helped them celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 11, 1956 A school bus driven by Marvin Rich of Ledyard rolled over in a ditch northwest of the Grant school with the driver and several passengers receiving minor scratches in the mishap, but none required hospitalization. The bus evidently got on to a soft shoulder and tipped over. - o - Frigid marks were recorded for September during the week. The lowest was a cold 37 along with lows of 39 and 43 degrees. High for the period was 83 with a third of an inch of rain registered. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Howie Stephenson, Algona, became the parents of their first child when a son was born to them at St. Ann hospital. The baby weighed 8 Ibs., 2 oz. Mrs. Stephenson was the former Darlene Glaser at Mallard. - o - Esther Merkle, LuVerne, was a dinner guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dudley and Susie at Galbraith. In the afternoon Miss Merkle was pleasantly surprised when ten ladles came with pretty handkerchiefs as a farewell courtesy. She was leaving for Denver, Colo., where she had enrolled in school of librarianship in the University of Denver. - o Private Jerry Weydert, who was stationed at Colorado Springs, Colo, arrived in Livermore to spend a ten-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Genevieve Weydert, his brother, Donald, and his sister, Mrs. Howard Bormann of Algona. - o - Robert D. Studer, 21, West Bend, escaped injury when the auto he was driving crashed into a ditch when lights from an oncoming .. .car _..blinpjyj, hinv causing' the mishap; After going into the ditch, the car'tore up fence and some corn in fields belonging to the Thilges Bros, and John Zeller. - o - Mrs. Wm. Ricklefs, Titonka, entertained her 500 club by having a farewell handkerchief shower for Mrs. Geneva Thacker, a former member of the club. Her guests were Mrs. Thacker and her sister, Mrs. Kenneth Brandt and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Paul Thacker. Prizes were won by Olli Bruns, Gertie Bartlett and Esther Peterson. m GOLDEN YEARS YOUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS HAVE RUN INTO A DILEMMA Some of you of retirement age seem to be moving your savings around in a wheelbarrow. In the last two months millions of dollars have been switched from savings & loan accounts paying 4'/4 per cent return to banks paying 5, from bank accounts paying 4 per cent to savings & loans paying 5'/ 3 . And with the Stock Market falling, many of you have been unloading your stocks and looking for something safer. All of which may be all right. But so much switching is going on, and in all directions, that it seems time to get down to some facts on just what retired people should do with the $800 or $9,000 they have suited away. As this is written, the situation on money, in general, is this: Some savings & loan associations, usually on the West Coast, are paying up to 5.75 per cent return on savings left up to three years. This is probably the highest return you can get on small savings. Some banks, usually ifi and around the large cities, are paying up to 5.5 per cent return on "Certificates of Deposit" and other "bonus" savings plans. Most of these banks are looking for the big money . . . $200,000or so. But some are offering such a return on deposits of less than $1,000. Which is taking so much money out of savings & loans that the Government is threatening to blow the whistle. Savings & loan associations, except for those along the West Coast, have been paying 4.25 or so. Many have recently gone to 4.50 in an effort to stop the flow of money to the banks' "bonus" savings plans. Many of you seem to think the effort is too little and a little late because the flow is continuing. Banks, in general, are paying 4 per cent on regular passbook savings. You who have your savings in such accounts and are leary of such mumbo jumbo as "Certificates of Deposit" apparently are the ones who are switching to the savings & loans. Stocks prices have been in a sad way since early this year, with many of the best stocks and mutual funds dropping 10 per cent or so in price. But dividends, in general, have remained the same. Which means that a $100-a-share stock you own that is now priced at $80 is paying you a hne return . . . close to 6 per cent in a few cases. But if the stock goes back to $100, which you hope, your percentage of return naturally drops if the dividends continue the same. Trust funds and annuities don't figure much in such gyrations as are now going on in the money market. Now, while the banks, savings & loans and the Stock Market are competing so hotly for your savings, the interest rates people pay to borrow money keep rising. Leading banks have recently raised the rate they charge their safest borrowers to 5.75 interest, and indicate they may go higher still. Does this mean still higher returns you can get on your savings? What, in a money situation now churning more than you've seen in maybe 35 years, should you do with your $800 or $8,000? Well, advice is free and very plentiful when it's YOUR money. But it seems to me that most retirement-age people would be smartest to take a tall, cool glass of lemonade, lie down in the hammock, and leave their savings be ... wherever they are. Far H,, GOLDEN YEARS Jo-peg* booMd, itnd SOt in coin Ino ilompi), lo Dtp! C5PS, Be. 1672, Grand Ctnlral Station, N<« York, N. Y. 10017. ACROSS 1.30 days S.BUck and Red, among others ». L»w 10. Kitchen utensil 12. Think, old style 13. French river 14. Talk irrationally 15. Involve 16. Chemical suffix 17. Noun- forming suffix 18. Type of Japanese play ID. One of the Cook Islands 23. Well-known street 25. Pair 26. Appropriated 30. Pronoun 31. Mr. Fleming South American river 35. Principles of citizenship 38. At a distance 39. Apart 40. Coquette 41. Football fastener 42. Moldings 43. Headland 44. Walks quietly DOWN 1. Oriental country 2. The cosmos 3. Not any 4. Chemical suffix 5. Kind of piano 6. The Orient 7. Region 8. Brazilian rubber source 8. Demeter's daughter ll. Burden afain 15. Self 17.100 meter* 20. Af- firma- Uv« 21. Poem 22. Built a nest 23. Heroic 24. Operative 27. Hoarders 28. Knave of clubs 29. Thoron: sym. ana aasaa nan 93333 auoaa aaaas naa^a arcnaa HUH aa aau auaaa aaan^aa asa ago HO ana aaaso aaaaa 33. Anxieties 34. Acting and other* 88. Depravity 37. Roman date 38. Seaweed 40. Dude 32. IZ 14 Ib tb So S5 19 41 24 4* 19 20 ^ Yl 17 n V 10 40 44 21 2S z^ ib 55 5+ Michael Kohlhaas, 3 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kohlhaas, St. Joe, had the misfortune to get seriously burned when he reached on the stove and upset a pan of hot lard. He was taken to St. Ann hospital in Algona for medical aid but was convalescing at home. - o Mrs. Dick Berry of Lake View, who had been visiting in the parental H. C. Lindsey home at Fenton was honored' on her birthday by seven neighbors and presented with gifts and a birthday cake. Guests were Mesdames, Walter Widdel, Richard Goetsch, Art Mueller, Franklin Mueller, Carl Zumach, Fritz Freyholtz and Miss Marlene Freyholtz. - o- Mrs. Rose Kraft returned to home in Lone Rock after spending two weeks at Portland, Ore. visiting her brother andfamily.i Mr. and' Mrs. Max Borchardt. Mrs. Guy Giddings and Mrs. Harold Wolf, LuVerne, drove to Des Moines where they met Linda Giddings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Giddings, who came by plane from New Haven, Conn., to visit her grandparents. - o- Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota was to be the main speaker at an eight-count Democratic party rally to be held at the Plantation Ballroom at Whittemore. Appearance of Sen. Humphrey, one of the leading members of his party from the midwest, and a strong challenger of the Benson agricultural policy, was expected to draw a capacity crowd. - o - Naming a starting eleven posed a problem for Coach Harold Shugart of Algona High School whose team was to kick off the season at Emmetsburg. gps*:*:*:*:-^^ Professional Directory r I &w^^ ?.*:&*&&&&W&f:V. INSURANCE DENTISTS iiWAW::*:::::::^^ A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health fc 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 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. DenUit , At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment •fffffffffffff^^ 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 295-2198 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 wwwww^^ MISCELLANEOUS *:*s*:#s*:*^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON F*ra> MANAGEMENT COMPANY I«IA M <#yj *t9* Ph. «| DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 106 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 %W:W:W;:ftW:::*:tt^ Chiropractor tMWXX^^ 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 US 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.D. Physicians & Surgeons m No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917

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