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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 22, 1966
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J-Algono (la.) Upper D«t M«intt Thursday, Sept. 22, 1966 MISSING A GOOD BET? The National Campers and Hikers Ass'n. •it i ma ted that 45 million Americans are camping during vacation periods, and campgrounds everywhere are at a premium. The Association adds that it stands to reason "new facilities will be opened up by communities that are alert to new opportunities." Perhaps it is too much effort, perhaps there ore other reasons, of a negative nature, but Algona has a potentially excellent spot for •uch a venture in the area at the north edge of the city where the old dump grounds have gradually been filled and pushed west. There was a time when one might have thought of campers as poor riff-raff — of the Okie variety - but that Is not the case now. People of solid incomes travel by camp- ar, family style, in rigs that cost thousands of dollars. All they ask is a good location, and a few basic necessities for stops. And they Invariably do a little business in whatever area they happen to stop overnight or for a day or two to rest. Algona has a potentially beautiful park area along the east fork of the Des Moines river. Our Pork Board and City Council might justifiably give it serious thought. Algona, on two major U.S. highways, might stand to benefit considerably. A KNOTTY PRO&LEM At the last Algona City Council meeting, a letter was presented from the Algona Chamber of Commerce recommending that the present routing of U.S. 169 through Algona be continued. This letter was based on the announced program of the highway deparlment which has a project to improve the highway through Algona on the drawing board for completion several years from now. We do not envy anyone the job of trying to make a first class U.S. highway out of the section of Jones Street from State to Oak, which at present is the worst bottleneck on U.S. 169 between Grand Rapids, Minn, and Galveston, Texas. Jones Street just never was built to carry the traffic, both passenger and truck, on a transcontinental U.S. highway. The highway section on Jones Street will have to be practically moved back to the sidewalks, and if it remains more or less on its present level It will be like driving halfway down in a subway. It can be done, but it isn't going to be easy, and very expensive. And one can well wonder if it is the best route. The current fashion in marriages is unusual in that we find the bridegroom pleased to announce that the bride's father seems like a nice young man. Hea HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50911 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 1 fl I IpUlfl PRHSV, P Q I 0 VSSOCIRTIOnJ 0 0 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 Copie* -II™!™™ IOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA ' One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $6 00 No «ubscrlptlon leu than 6 month*. ' OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON .REQUEST LOBBYING COSTS It seems that just about everyone has a lobby of some sorf in Washington except the little -plain old taxpayer. A news story from the national capital reports that tnibbbymg in Congress, the American Mediccr^ssociafion spent over $1.1 million last year, which incidentally turns out to be seven times as much as was spent by the AFL-CIO. ' Other lobby expenses during 1965t Postal Clerks, $175,000; AFL-CIO, $148,344; American Legion, $139,538; Committee for Repeal of Auto Excise Tax, $116,394; Farm Bureau, $115,846; U.S. Savings and Loan league, $105,840; District 44 Machinists (which covers Federal employees) $104,766; National Housing Conference, $95,534; Farmers Union, $87,352. PREFERS JUNE PRIMARY Ottumwa (la.) Courier — On this primary election day in our state—the first held in September—we join a lot of other lowans in the opinion that the experiment has not been successful. The 1967 legislature should consider going back to June for this biennial party selection of candidates to run in November. Instead of shortening the time for campaigning, it has lengthened it. Candidates have worn themselves out trying to get through to the voters during a warm summer, competing with indifference and vacations. Those with opposition have had time to pound away at other aspirants within their own party, often creating Interparty strife while knowing there will not be healing time before the general election. Chief reasons for adopting the late primary was to reduce campaigning and expenses, and to increase public interest by concentrating activity within the shorter late summer and fall period. It seems to us that public interest in Iowa and district and local politics today—the day after a holiday and a day when thousands of mothers are busy sending their children off to school—is at a pretty low ebb. PRETTY EXPENSIVE VOTES Rock Rapids Reporter — How much does it cost to cast a ballot in an election in this country? Well sometimes not too much—and then at other times it costs a lot too much. To explain what we mean. Some of our precincts had such a poor turn-out of voters in the recent primary that the resulting cost per ballot was simply ridiculous. And we are basing that statement not on the total cost of the election—but just on the cost of the judges and clerks alone. If you added in the cost of preparing the ballots, getting' them printed, buying the election supplies—your costs would soar even more. In one Lyon county township a total of eight votes were cast. There were five judges and clerks and we presume that all of these individuals voted—so that means only three other people took the trouble to vote. The five judges and clerks in this township received compensation for their work—and the hour rate of pay was mighty low—the total was $74.33. Now if you divide the $74.33 which paid the wages and 'mileage for the election officials by the eight votes which were cast, that means a cost of $9.33 per votel That is absurd. But don't blame the wrong people. It wasn't the judges who were there, as required by law, to serve everyone who wanted to vote. It wasn't the fault of the candidates. It was only the fault of our people, who just didn't care enough to get out and vote. American people had better stop and think very carefully where we are headed in our governmental affairs. Have we reached such a "don't give a damn" attitude, that we are willing to let our right to the secret ballot go. To keep a car's engine from overheating in traffic turn off the air conditioner and turn on the heater. Any engineer can understand this, but you'll never be able to explain it to your wife. The man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is a little like a potato, with the best part underground, For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am fifteen. There is a certain boy who likes me very much but 1 am not the least interested In him. I was going steady with a boy I liked until this first boy began telling a lot of lies and caused us to break up. This first boy keeps telling lies, because he is angry over the fact that I do not like him. I don't know what to do. Please give me some good advice." OUR REPLY; A liar is seldom able to fool people for very long. If he said things about you that were untrue, those who know you and who know the kind of person you really are, know (hat the things that were said were untrue. He Keeps TEL.UNG LIE& ABOUT ME ... The boy you like and huve been dating steadily should know the kind of person you are and should recognize a lie when he hears it. He should also know why the first boy is talking about you. If he doesn't know, tell him. If he is worth his sail, lie will do exactly what you should do — ignore the liar. When someone tells a lit 1 about an individual, it is bound to "hurt" some feelings. A lie is a serious thing — but it cannot become truth simply by telling and re-telling. The truth will defeat the 1 lie in the end. from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The planet Neptune was discovered, September 23, 1846. „„ C l v JL? ar brok * out ln chlna « September 24, 1924. September 24, 1869 *a» known as Black Friday, because of the "gold corner. " * Ml ot Righte wa * ado P (ed b y Congress, September 25, Thomas Jefferson was appointed Secretary of State and Samuel Osgood appointed first Postmaster General under the Constitution, September 26, 1789. The first Liberty ship was launched, September 27, 1941. Round-the-world air service was initiated, September 28, 1945. Daladler, Hitler, Mussolini and Chamberlain met at Munich, September 29, 1938. . then you said, 'Look everyone, I'm George Washington crossing the Delewaref." 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 24, 1946 An Algona firrn, the Western Buyers, bought the grand champion barrow, entered by a Manning, la. farmer, at the National Barrow show at Austin, Minn. The paid $8.85 per Ib. a total of $2,258 - a new world's record sale. The animaliater was sold by Western Buyers to Curly's Restaurant in Minneapolis. - o About 120 persons attended the hard times costume dance held at the Algona Country Club to close the country club social season. Prizes for costumes went to Mrs. Torsten Lagerstrom and Dick Cowan. Orville Wicks son the door prize. - o- Art Priebe and Calvin Householder,Lone Rock, and Raymond Priebe'of Fenton, left for Chicago with two truckloads of chickens. - o - Mrs. Dale Weisbrod, Fenton, entertained members of her class of '39. Included were Mrs. Harry Tunge, Sioux Falls, Mrs. Lewis Scheppmann, Irvington, Mrs. Fred Thacker, Swea City, Mrs. Mervin Priebe, Fenton, and Mary Jane Eigler, who was recently discharged from the service after having been a nurse at Springfield, Mo. - o Esther Nitz and Mrs. Amelia Koppen of Lakota, left via train from Boone for Hollywood, Calif., where they were spending the winter. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter, and Virginia, Portland twp., had written from Rock Rapids, S. D., that they were enjoying their trip and would go to Salt Lake City then back to Denver to visit the brother, Lewis. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme and daughter, Shirley, Ottosen, were callers at the J. M. Blanchard home, Lone Rock. Mrs. Alme attended a shower honor ing Mrs. Jesse Blanchard, Jr., in the Presbyterian church at Lone Rock. - o Chief Petty Officer Joe Lorenz wrote his mother, Mrs. Antoinette Lorenz, that he was able to be up and was getting around with the aid of crutches at a hospital on Maryland Island off the coast of California. He lost a part of a foot in a boat accident at Pearl Harbor. - o - Mrs. James Allen, Mrs. Lewis Duffy, Mrs. Gordon Sigsbee, Mrs. Ray Cook and Marita Bes- tenlehner were hostesses at the Academy hall at a pre-nuptial shower for Mary Elizabeth Van Allen, Algona, prior to her marriage to Wm. Bestenlehner Cards were played with prizes going to Mrs. Bernard Capesius and Mrs. Ralph Brown. Mrs. Katherine McEvoy won the door prize. - o When the Albert Lea baseball team took the Minnesota state amateur at Owatonna, Minn., Albert Lea got the credit but Kossuth county furnished the stars of the contest, including Walter Menke of Bancroft who was named as the "most valuable player" in the tourney, and his brother, Walt, referred to as "the most feared dmo in state baseball". Kossuth had other representatives on the team, Leo Leininger of Lotts Creek, Tony Schneider of Bancroft, who pitched for Albert Lea, and Don Blanchard of Lone Rock. - o Mrs. Bert .Palmer, Algona, was looking for someone who could read Finnish. She had a letter which anyone was welcome to look at, because no one knew what it said, or where it came from,. It was believed that the letter was a result of some article of clothing shipped months ago destined for needy families overseas, through the Red Cross. - o The Ottosen high school baseball team took its second straight win of the season by smothering West Bend 11 to 1. Meyer hurled for Ottosen. THF GOLDEN YEARS HOW A WIFE MIGHT COLLECT ON HER HUSBAND'S PENSION Nearly all pension plans are different. But, in general, working men are given several choices as to the manner in which their pensions will be paid to them ... or to their wives. These choices, in a typical situation, would be about as follows, according to the Institute of Life Insurance, which keeps tab on such things: STRAIGHT LIFE INCOME — The husband lets nature take its course, takes no action himself, and starts drawing his full pension for life following his retirement. JOINT AND SURVIVOR PENSION — The husband applies to his employer for a split in his pension that will provide both him and his wife a lifetime income. In an average situation, the husband would be, say, 65 and his wife, 62. He would be entitled to a full pension of $100 a month. Under this plan his pension would be reduced about one-third, and a check for about $67 a month would be coming into the house until both husband and wife died. JOINT AND TWO-THIRDS SURVIVOR PENSION - The husband applies for a different kind of split in his pension. Again he is 65, his wife is 62, and his full pension would be $100. He elects to take a one-fifth cut in this pension, or S80 a month, and a check for this sum will come into the house as long as both the husband and wife live. Then when cither dies the survivor would get two-thirds of the $80 for life, or about $53 a month. GUARANTEED PERIOD PENSION - The husband elects at 65 to take a 3 per cent cut in his $100 pension and thus guarantees that the pension will continue to his wife for 10 years if he should die. If he should die at 67, for instance, his wife would continue to get his same check for eight more years. Now these pension options are only a general idea of what most working husbands can get. It would not be wise for a wife to demand that her husband go pick up any one of the plans given here because his employer might have a dozen different kinds of options. It is generally true, however, that any modern employer has in his pension system some plans for the protection of the wife after the husband dies. A few other pointers about a husband's pension: — If he has contributed any money to his own pension, and if he dies shortly after retirement, that part of his contribution remaining is usually paid in a lump sum to the wife. - MOST EMPLOYERS REQUIRE THAT A HUSBAND APPLY FOR ANY OPTION TO BENEFIT HIS WIFE AT LEAST TWO YEARS OR SOMETIMES FIVE YEARS BEFORE RETIREMENT. Some husbands allow the deadline to pass and thus by default fail to provide a lifetime income for their wives. For Ih. GOLDEN YEARS 3»-|»»» bookUl, iW iOc in cein (no ihwnpi), to D (p i. CSPS, ""• Orgnd C.nlrol $(,«,„, Ntw Yort, CROSSWORD Fllffll LAST WEEKS ANSWER _ FROM THE FJLES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept 18,1956 A total of $2,200 in fines were paid in Kossuth district court, following pleas of guilty to various charges before Judge G. W. Stillman after county attorney informations had been filed by L. W. mtchals. . o- Mrs. Julius Bollig of Bancroft, shattered a knee when she fell while attending services at St. John's church. She was taken to Holy Family hospital in Estherville by ambulance. - o Mrs. H. A. Holmgren, Lone Rock, received a broken ankle while on a fishing trip in Canada. Mrs. Fred Genrich and Mrs. Ruth Krueger called on her and . reported she was recovering satisfactorily. - o Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Molloy of Bancroft sold their new home to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Underkofler and planned to leave soon for Florida where they would make their new home. - o Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cowan, Algona, and Mrs. Dick Dale, who was visiting here, went to Des Moines to attend the Lawrence Welk concert. Dick Dale, brother of Mrs. Cowan, was featured several times during the performance. - o- Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Barrett and family were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Barrett's mother, Mrs. Chas. Raney, at Livermore. Her sister, Mrs. Faith Ross of Pomona, Calif., who was visiting her mother, was honored guest at the dinner. - o Emmetsburg's E-Hawks shot past, over and around Algona's Bulldogs, 44-0 in the season's opener at Emmetsburg. After the dust cleared and statistics for teams was figured, the ^uper- iorlty of Emmetsburg was shown clearly as the winners totaled 392 yards gained to 56 for Algona. And Algona netted just two yards from scrimmage all night. The other 54 yards came on three pass completions. Emmetsburg's. entire output was on the ground^ - o Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Soderberg left Burt Aug. 27 on a three week's trip to the east coast. They visited friends and relatives in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. They toured Washington DC., and had an all day tour of New York. In all they were in 13 different states and traveled nearly 3400 miles. ACROSS 1. Center 6. Resource* ll.PUc«ln a row 12. Eagle's nest 13. Small herrlnjr 14. In a (instantly) 15. Detectlv«: slang 16. Postal abbreviation 17. Guided 18. Combined 22. Ant group 24. Inside 28. Accumulate 29. Covered with vines 30. Additional 31. Platinum, ash or dishwater 32. Lithe 34. Fondle 37. Ahead 38. Weight 41. Overhead 43. Girl's name 45. Polish chemist and physicist 46. Lists, as a ship 47. Snow vehicles 48. Neagle, Sten, Held, etc. DOWN 1. Speedy 2. Greek flask 3* Round 4. Truth personified 5. Rigid 6. Dull flnUh 7. Pottle contraction 8. Seed coat 9. Pleasant 10. Ovule 16. Pigpen 19. Sniffs 20. Those in office 21. Golf turf 22. Rotating part 23. Shoulder: comb, form 25. Square root of Ml 26. A Kennedy 27. Pindar work 29. Sick 31. Franklin 33. Ballots 34. Frontiersmen's shoes 35. Jewish month 36. Ripped 39. Wide- mouthed Jar aaaa anaa ., aa nan naa aaaa aaaaa oasa HHBB 40. Headland 42. Splicing pin 43. Ex- clama- tion 44. Lair ^^ 10 45 47 2. 55 IB Bb 19 Si iO 55 Ib 12. 14- 29 43 4b 46 21 Z4 4* a n is Zfe 10 '. 27 40 Donald Smith, who had been spending a few weeks vacation with his mother, Mrs. Johanna Smith, Livermore, returned to the seminary in Dubuque where he was starting his last year. - o Paul Haverly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haverly, Wesley, participated in an amphibious training maneuver with the 7th Infantry Division, 17th Regiment in Korea. He was regularly assigned as a rifleman with the Regiments Company. - o Robert and Richar Meier were hosts at the September meeting of the Algona 4-H Club. Richard Meier was named president; Don Froehlich, vice president, Oscar Froehlich, secretary - treasurer; and Wayne Arndorfer, reporter. Local leaders were Robert Mayer and Ervin Meier. Verl Patterson was a guest. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gade, Whittemore, drove to Seward, Nebr. to take their daughter Brenda to school. She was a student in Concordia Teachers School there. They were accompanied by Mrs. Reuben Butzke. - o Jerry Waite, Fenton, spent the week at the Clay County Fair where he showed his two purebred Hereford heifers. They placed 2nd and 6th /n his class in the open class competition and 4th in the 4-H competition. - o- Marilyn Seller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Seller, Algona, had been accepted 'for enrollment for the fall quarter at Iowa State Teachers College. A graduate of Algona High School, Marilyn planned to major in lower elementary education. She had been awarded a Farm Bureau scholarship and an Iowa State Teachers College student aid ' Professional Directory I ; s : :w?a^a«:4a»ai^w5S:%? INSURANCIE A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs HospitalizaUon 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. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa •••••••—^ ssssTSiSi&sfss^ 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 OPTOMETRISTS tfi^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. E RICK SON 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 SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2.341 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbilt Reports SMS CARLSON Fwn» MAHAGSMEMT COMPANY JVj N. P«d«* ph. ?is-«m DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 %%*ft : ft : :% : : : S*ftra^ 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 **W*K*:*:^^ DOCTORS *#^W:%m^:^^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office 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, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917

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