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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1966
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War on Poverty Ventures Rate Well With Committee .L.....U WASHINGTON, D.C.—The mixed bag of federally backed ventures called the "war on poverty" has proved 'a good program, on balance, although there have been some problems." That was the conclusion reached in a six-month con- tressional investigation, withheld six months until last week by Rep. Adam Clayton Powell. D-N.Y., chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor. THE STAFF investigation report, dated March 1, found Operation Head Start for preschool youngsters the wars "most successful" program; various locally planned community action programs "the . most controversial," and the Job Corps and Neighborhood Youth Corps programs those where "difficulties of moving quickly into large-scale programs were most apparent." "The most significant shortcoming to date of the whole war on poverty," declared the report, "has been its insufficient emphasis on the unemployment problem." Between last September and February, committee staff members, often accompanied by congressmen, conducted 79 inspections of programs and agencies in 22 states and the District of Columbia — none in the Upper Midwest. Rep. Albert H. Quie, R- Minn., a minority member of Powell's committee, blamed the long delay in issuing the report on "Powell's negligence and pressure from OEO not to divulge incidence of unwise use of federal funds and mismanagement the repot uncovered." Qule pointed out that, of 14 Job Corps centers investigated, two are under dif- ferent management and one no longer exists. The report partially recognizes this by stating that many Job Corps problems can be attributed to its newness and "having had over a year in which to iron out organizational and administrative procedures, it is likely the corps wijl be more productive and successful in coming years." Quie claimed some investigative procedures used were faulty, leaving some charges WIDESPREAD "confusion" exists, according to the report, over the congressional requirement that CAPs be developed and run "with maximum feasible participation of the residents of the areas and members of groups served." "Contrary to OEO policies," the report found, "participation of neighborhood residents to date has been, generally, the minimum rather than the maximum feasible. "Task force investigators found few cities in which representation of policy-making boards and committees was not a major focus of dispute and criticism," the report noted. In 20 major cities, Negroes constituted 43 per cent of the CAP board membership and poor persons — by OEO standards — 20 per cent. In the cities studied, Negro population averaged 20 per cent while the proportion of Negroes on the staff (as distinguished from the boards) of CAP agencl-s was 73 per cent. The Job Corps *- intended to offer job-oriented training to unemployable young people from 18 to 22 — "generally is operating efficiently and effectively," the report summarized, adding: "THERE ARE, of course, some well-publicized exceptions." Some of the "so-called scandals." it is claimed, "have received publicity far beyond their significance. "Critics have tendejl to center their attention on the exceptions while ignoring the typical program and enrollee." . Low enrollment at urban centers, underfinancing and poor administration are criticized. The center at Camp Kilmer in New Jersey Is one for which "very little that is favorable can be said." On the other hand, the Job Corps Center at Pleasanton, Calif., was called "one of the most successful In the country." THE REPORT took no position on whether centers 2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei MolnM Thursday, October 6, 1966 TIP OF THE HAT There it a terrific amount of work and planning that goe* into any community event of ihe size and scope of a Band Festival. With tome 21 bands and 800 musicians — more or less — on the scene in Algona under beautiful fall sky last Saturday, a tip of the hat to the local men and women who were responsible for the planning, programming and execution of the 18th annual Band Festival. CARS OF THE FUTURE Rock Rapids Reporter - Ford Motor company has announced that it is building an electrically driven car— and will test it in England this year-in the United States later. The announcement means that the automobile builders have come almost a complete circle since the first cars were built. In the early days an electric car was quite the thing— «ven though they could only go for a few miles before they had to be hooked up to the electricity and have their batteries recharged. If we think that the present automobile is the final work in surf ace-, transportation, .we have; another think comjng. Ford's ejectric car, Chrysler's experiments with a gas turbine car— and experiments with cars that will be electronically controlled by wires imbedded in concrete paving, are all being considered. We can expect continued evolution In the car Industry— but we should not be too surprised if we even get a revolution seme of these days. 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 NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. WHERE DID "DUTCH" GO? Emmetsburg Democrat — How come, in Actor Ronald Reagan's current campaign for governor of California, it has never been divulged that his Iowa (and middlewest) nickname was "Dutch?" As Dutch Reagan he was a radio announcer and sportscaster on Des Moines station WHO and built up quite a following years ago. But when he hit paydirt in the movies, television and now in the public press, "Dutch" was discarded for the more dignified and romantic handle of "Ronald." With politicans digging up all the facts about him in his present race on the Republican ticket against the incumbent governor, Pat Brown of California, no one yet has tagged him "Dutch." We just wondered. COOL TO REFUND IDEA Grundy Center Regtiter - Republican Candidate for Governor William Murray is finding that many leaders in his own party are cool tpwqrdr, bl» tax refund proposals, that the difficulties involved in finding a way ^to-make equitable 'refunds would be Impractical to carry out. Ariel ir ! tt also the belief by most Iowa people that even though Professor Murray should be 'elected in November, no attempt would be made to carry out the tax refund plan. By the time the governor is installed Into office in January all of the 1966 state income tax will be due. To refund the tax that the state had collected from the taxpayer would have to be returned to the state to meet the 1966 income tax payment that would be due at the time they received the refund. Those who find the first of the year that their state income tax has been paid through the small portion of each paycheck that was withheld for the state will be happy to feel that the state saved their income tax for them on the small installment plan. It looks as if Prof. Murray's refund ' tax proposal would meet with the same response as did his 3 cent sales tax issue when he was the GOP candidate for governor six years ago. Emmetsburg Reporter - We hear from some of our Kossuth county sleuths that Singer Dick Dale, featured weekly on the Lawrence Welk television show, visited his native Algona recently and belted out a few popular songs at Charlie's Supper club, a night spot south of Algona. Dick had been with the Welk show at the Iowa State Fair In Des Moines and made a side trip to Algona where his sister, Vivian Dale (Mrs. Harold) Cowan lives. Dick Is a graduate of Algona High. We hope his brother-in-law, Harold (Boy) Cowan sang along with Dick. Boy has a very pleasing voice and we'd like to hear him and Dale harmonize. For that, we'd have hiked to Algona. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance. Semi-weekly -$^ JO Single Copies — -: Wc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly Sii-W No subscription lew than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST The Pocahontas (Ark.) Star Herald learn traffic rules by accident. Don't Think twice before you speak - if you intend to soy what you think, [ For And About Teenagers J THE WEEK'S LETTER:" 1 was going steady with a boy for nine months, before he moved away. After he moved, I was still going with him. , , Then, a friend of his asked me to go steady with him. Without thinking, I did so. Now 1 find I am going with two boys and the first one is coming back to town. I find it difficult to tell them, as I like them both very much. Every day 1 find it a bigger problem. I don'twanttogive tuem up! Can you help?" OUR REPLY: We can only suggest that you get together with the two of them and tell them the truth, and ask if they both want to continue to date you . . . with no golng'steady" in either case. They might sur- prise you and agree. This approach would also leave you free to have dates with other boys. If so, you will find there are other boys you will like. Teenagers who think the only "cool" way to play it is going steady limit the opportunity to meet new people merely for the convenience of always having someone to "be with." "Watch this! ... My sister Is expecting that stupid basketball player again." KED AGO IN THi For future reference, it would be wise if you considered the problem of 'hiwing two steady boyfriends before you reach the stage where you already have two steady boyfriends. H yev hovl 0 ltt«9»« prebltm yov won) lo ditcvtt or P« ob$«rvflfi«n (9 mokf, qdd'fll vou I.H.' lo FOI AND AIOUT ItENAGtlS COMMUNITY AND 5U»U«»AN MISS SWVICI. FIANKFORI. KY. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 2, 1956 Untold damage resulted when fire swept through a large barn tenanted by Lawrence Chipman, southwest of Burt. the barn, owned by Dr. Magnus Lichter, Burt, and many pieces of larm equipment and miscellaneous items owned by Chipman, went up in smoke. The Burt, Lone Rock and Algona flre departments battled the blaze and saved adjoining buildings. - o - Dottie Martin, wife of Champ Martin of the Algona High School faculty, had headed the kindergarten division at the Presbyterian church here for some time. She had tendered her resignation and the following Sunday she was present in church when her resignation was acknowledged. Later that same day "the reason why" arrived, and 8 lb. son for the Martins. - o - Musicians from 28 high schools in this area would participate in the 8th annual Algona Band Festival, Oct. 6. About 1,400 school band members were expected. Marilyn <Dreesman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dreesman, was the Algona's band Queen candidate. - o - Earl Miller, Grady Phillips, both of Algona, and Bennie In- gebotson, a former Algonan, left for a few days antelope hunting trip in Wyoming. Don Smith, Sr., Craig Smith, Algona, and Len Vrancier, the latter of Stanton, Nebr., left for a ten day trip to Trout Lake, Ontario, Canada, to do some fishing and hunt moose. - o - A real summery streak of lour days ended abruptly in Kossuth county, but warm weather moved back in three days and residents were greatly appreciative of a little more Indian Summer. High for the week was 90 and the low 27 degrees. - o - Charles Fox and Mr. and'Mrs. Leonard Goecke. - o - Lotts Creek Jolly Neighbors met at the home of Mrs. Sandy ''Abrahamson with Mrs. Eulalia Drone assisting. White elephants •were auctioned off by Mrs. Jo Zumach. New officers were Mrs. Geo. Wolters, president; Mrs. Wayne Drone, vice president; secretary-treasurer,' Mrs. Wm. Zumach; reporter, Mrs. Louis Seegebarth; and cheer chairman, Mrs. Clarence Zumach. - o - Two Grid Guessers, Mrs. Gaylord Shumway and Gene Abbott, both of Algona, tied for first place in the Football Guessing contest. It was a most unusual tie. Each of them guessed 19 winners out of 20 correct, and each of them missed the high game total by only two points. So they shared first and second place money or $6 each. Mrs. Fred Gebken of Burt was on the Mourner's Bench for the week. - o - Kathryn Peffer, who was employed in Washington, was spending her vacation with her sister, Anna Pfeffer, Livermore, and withother relatives at Algona and Wesley. should be run by private industry or educational groups. Both methods are used and, said the report, "there are successes and failures on both sides." The report claims that: SUIU taught in such centers are not marketable in cities, from which most trainees come and to which most will return. Most centers are so remote that Corpsmen soend more time keeping up the centers than doing "meaningful conservation work." "Doing nothing but digging holes and ditches" discourages many Corpsmen, who signed up to learn a marketable skill. The Neighborhood Youth Corps, designed to keep young people in school or help them return to the classroom while getting Job experience, "is generally considered a success throughout the cotmtry," the report stated. Chief complaints were concerned mainly with .the cutback In its second-year funds. The adult basic education program — to set uo education and literacy programs for poor adults — has been marred according to the report, by "a combination of federal budgetary indifference and lax administration which has permitted the states to continue business as usual in the field of adult education." Harking back to the poverty war's fri adequate emphasis on unemployment, the report stated: "While there have been some notable exceptions — that is, some training and retraining programs directed toward competence in specific skills and placement in specific jobs — thus far, in many communities, too much time, effort and funds have gone into nebulous planning and social-cultural reconstruction projects. "While these may or may not be desirable, they are almost universally of lower priority than the immediate problem of getting unused and underused persons into , useful work." Mrs. Clayton Ditsworth entertained the U-Deal-Em bridge club at her home in Fenton. Mrs. Amos Finnestad won high score prize, Mrs. George Murphy, second high. Playing lor absent members were Mrs. Fred Newel and Mrs. Arlo Ranney. - o - JMr. and Mrs. Ray Klein returned to their home at Seneca alter a fishing and vacation trip in northern Minnesota. - o - The Grant Twp. Homemakers met lor their regular meeting and alter business and program, cakes were made by -using lard lor shortening. Mrs. Donald Mino won 1st, Mrs. 0. R. Pearson and Mrs. Orville Ramse tied lor second. - o - Sonja Rae Goetsch, LuVerne was in charge ol a group ol the Methodist Youth Fellowship at Garner. Attending Irom the senior group Irom LuVerne were Ronald Stone and LeRoy Witzel. Great people are not affected by each pull ol wind that blows ill. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER M Sheila McEvoy, Ruth Fox and Leona Goecke, all students at St. Joseph's school ol nursing at Mercy hospital, Sioux City, spent . the weekend at the homes ol their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McEvoy, Mr. and Mrs. ACROSS 1. Well known "pen" name 6, Hog-like mammal 11. Popeye'i girlfriend 12. Unique 13. Remain 14. Most infirm 15. Dollar bill 16. Peruvian coins 17. Chinese pagoda 18. Stoic philosopher 20. Garland 21. Man from Calgary, fpr example 24. Oak nut 27. Scepters 28. Not accepting 30.Insect 31. Robed 35. Correct: (abbr.) 36. Was in debt 38. Grandchild: Scot. 39. Belonging to Curacao's neighbor 41- Twirl 42. Claw 43. City In Belgium 44. Weather word 45. Masses of ic* DOWN 1. Timber wolvei 2. Adjust by rank 3. Broaden 4. She raised Cain 9. Compass point 6. So. African dialect 7. Charity 8. "Annabel Lee" author 9. Else 10. Keeps 14. One kind of shark 16. Scrutinizes 19. Pale brown 20. Yutang 22. Bearded 23. Pistols, old style 24. Biblical mount: poss. 25. Principal 26. Frequently 29. Lawyer's patron saint 32. Drunkard 33. Watching 34. Notches ana SUB uuiaaa an aaa am 36. Hautboy 37. Desire 40. Mexican rubber tree 41. Pronoun 43. Shavian initials M c » 17 4 n 20 41 4 9* WE GOLDEN MRS KE6PFIN6 HOME AFTER 65? - WEIL. YES, IF YOU INSIST "People with a $43,000 home and with $30,000 in savings have a retirement problem, too. "My husband and I have all three. And here is the problem: "He says it it unsound for us to keep a $43,000 house after he retires next year. He says the money tied up in the house could be invested for $1,900 a year income. Then he cites our taxes of $920, Insurance of $130, utilities of $340, and maintenance of $250, for another $1,640. Or a total of about $300 a month the house is costing us. "I don't dispute his figures, but I like this home. I don't think we have to sell it. Our retirement income will run about $7,000 a year, with Social Security, his pension, and interest on our $30,000 savings. That's about $585 a month, and I think we can manage. Because that $1,900 a year we COULD make on the house money is not a cost. The actual costs of $1,640 are less than $150 a month, which would leave us over $400 a month for all other expenses. "I claim it would be smart even to use some of our $30,000 savings if necessary to hold to our home and tide us over the next few years of adjustment to retirement ..." This couple no doubt can afford to keep their home, what with their fat income. And the financial advantages of selling aren't quite so good as the husband claims. A $43,000 home usually nets the seller about $38,000. Then comes the matter of new housing. A couple used to a $43,000 home wouldn't like a shack in the slums. If they wanted, say, an apartment befitting their station in life they would pay maybe $250 a month for it. Finally, If they got their money out of the house and invested it, and even if it came to $1,900 a year, what would they do with It? Leave it to heirs who would then buy themselves a $43,000 house? But this is only part of the story. A man retiring with a big house, $30,000 and an income of $7,000 a year has probably been an important man in his career. There have been .important friends, and delightful entertaining for them at home. If the wife wants to keep the big home because she thinks the friends are still going to be around and that the entertaining will keep floating along, she Is kidding herself. Old friends drift away after an important man retires. Much of the partying loses its meaning, and finally, Its allure. When a wife and her husband want to maintain a fine home after retirement for social reasons, they usually wind up with disenchantment. If they want to maintain it because it Is what they themselves enjoy, what they can be self-sufficient and happy in if no friends ever call again, then there's a future to it. For ft* OOIDIN YIAK 36 pof. botlli*, l.nd 50c In coin (no itompi), to Dtpl. CSPS, la, 1672, Grand Ctntral Station, Now York, N.Y. 10017. Notes Of Servicemei U. S. ARMY, VIETNAM — The coveted and respected Combat Infantryman's Badge was awarded in Vietnam Sept. 17 to Army Private First Class Richard L. Cushman, 20, of Titonka, Iowa. Cushman is assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade.. Combat Infantryman's Badges were first awarded during World War H. A star was added lor those who served in front line combat in Korea too. Should -.-fw ^ a veteran of both World War II and Korea again be awarded the badge, it would be topped by two stars. In Vietnam, at least 30 days of contact with hostile forces is required in order to be eligible for the award. Cushman entered the Army In December 1965, was last stationed at Ft. Bennlng, Ga., and arrived overseas in June of this year. He is a 1963 graduate of Lakota Consolidated High School. The Red Oak fire department's water fight team won the state championship In the contest that was held during the 89th annual convention of the Iowa Firemen'^ Association recently in Atlantic., Elmer Walston, Glendon Woods, Ed Grape and JimDay^ere the fpur members' of tliejR r e^Oak' team. . ^ Professional Directory ^^ &&&m(®#^^ DOCTORS ;:::::*:::*:*$^^ 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 S:::::::%::::::::::::y^^ DENTISTS J-S-S-SS-SS-SSSS^ 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 8 : S : 8 : :::¥ft%%;::^ OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE :::::::::®::^^ 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 wcrth 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 SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. L. L. SNYDER il3 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. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295r3743 %¥ft%%¥iW:%::W^ 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 ^ MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON rtrrn MANAOCmHT COMPANY l»Vi N. Po4t* PI). M5-WI

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