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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1966
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4-Algona (lo.) Upp«r De» Molnw THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1966 BIG MONEY IN PATENTS The biggeit legal steal in the history of government woi slipped through the Senate Judiciary Committee the other day by grim, glum Sen. John McClellan, D-Ark., who can work himself into a righteous rage over some minor waste of the taxpayers' money, but doesn't mind giving it away in other directions. McClellan is pushing a bill that would permit government contractors to keep the potent rights to inventions they develop with public money. And the less publicity there is, from his point of view, the easier it will be for him to pass it. Some of the opposing Senators believe that what is really needed is a law to stop government contractors from stealing inventions from the taxpayers, not a law to legalize the theft. For it has become common practice for corporations, working on government research, to withhold discoveries from the government and to apply for the patents for their own commercial use. Each year, the government spends about $16 billion for research and development. Contractors stumble on thousands of valuable inventions that would not have been discovered without tax money. Space contractors alone have been reporting more than 300 inventions a month, and this doesn't include the many inventions that aren't reported. A spot investigation by the General Accounting Office uncovered evidence that Lockheed alone withheld disclosure of 58 inventions, developed at taxpayers' expense, during a 23-month period. Lockheed makes a huge profit as No. 3 on the Defense Department's list of research contractors. Often discoveries are made that have nothing to do with the purpose of the government contract. Hughes Aircraft, for instance, recently revealed in a house organ that rocket-propellent research produced a hydrazine-derived drug useful for treating mental illness. Other companies hove discovered, purely by accident, drugs helpful in chemotherapy for cancer. These discoveries clearly belong to the taxpayers who financed them, and should be available to any company, large or small, which wants to market them. Penicillin is an example of a government- financed discovery that was thrown on the open market. Result: The price dropped from $20 to 20 cents per 100,000 cubic centimeters. Because no single company could exploit the discovery, the public benefited. Nevertheless, Sen. McClellan, in the name of free enterprise, wants to give the contractors title to their tax-paid inventions. Yet the free-enterprise giants, who are clamoring the loudest for these rights, don't permit their own employees to keep the patents to inventions they develop with company money. Even subcontractors are required to sign over all inventions to the company that foots the research bill. * * * Fear of change is a brake on progress. Alrjrona Upper Ue» 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 1 n I lOUJfl PRESS V. 0 0 I |J Vsjocmwiy 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 5-1.00 Single Coplei joe SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly ?U.UO No lubicriptlon lest than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST JUST WHAT DID HE MEAN? With the landing of over 3,000 more troop*, the total U.S. forces in Viet Nam have passed the 300,000 mark. Our involvement in Viet Nam is a result of only one of 40 defense pacts thaf the U.S. has become a part of. Some Congressmen have been asking Secretary of State Dean Rusk if the U.S. is committed to an even wider role in policing the world. The Secretory recently made a speech in which he said the U.S. either collectively or unilaterally would come to the aid of countries under attack, whether or not the U.S. was committed to do so by treaty. Just exactly what the Secretary meant by that was what the Congressmen wanted to know. It appears likely that with all of the new nations in the world today, with all of the racial conflicts and border disputes involving them, there are going to be disturbaneei around the world for quite a while. The Congressmen had a right to be perturbed. The U.S., if Rusk's statement meant what it seems to mean, could result in our troop committ- ments by hundreds of thousands in all directions for a long, long time, and it isn't a pleasant thought. Nixon Learned Lesson (lowan Falls Citizen) Barry Goldwater got clobbered in his bid for the presidency, but he won the GOP nomination in a breeze. And Goldwater's success at the convention hasn't been overlooked by Richard Nixon. For instance, Nixon has been in Iowa at least three times in recent weeks and campaigning hard for Republican candidates, particularly candidates for Congress. Nixon's -willingness to campaign in Iowa and every other state certainly won't do him a bit of harm when time conies to line up national convention delegates in 1968. Although George Romney leads Nixon in the popularity polls, the Michigan governor won't stand a chance if the former vice president follows his present pattern of campaigning. Rank and file 'Republicans didn't want Goldwater in 1964, but Barry owned the delegates and he bought them •with exactly the same tactics now being used by Nixon. r Top Political Attention (Grundy Register) In probably no other state is there given so much attention by national party organizations as Iowa is receiving during this campaign. Iowa had for most years during the past century been regarded as a solid republican state. Seldom were there more than one or two representatives in congresss from Iowa who were democrats, and during some late years all representatives from the state were •republicans. The complete upset in the election two years ago which left only one republican in tn"e lower branch of congress came not only as a blow to republican leaders in Iowa but 'to the GOP of the entire nation. The worst baating the GOP received in any state two years ago was in Iowa. Utmost efforts are being made by GOP leaders over the country to bring back into the fold the thousands who joined a new family two years ago. More money is being spent in the Iowa congressional campaign and more top ranking leaders from all parts of the country are corning to Iowa to help bring the state back into the republican fold, The vigorous campaign may be expected to bring results but it is doubtful if the results will be enough to changa party control in the state. Some of our new congressmen and members of our state administration have been doing a good job and a majority of the voters may decide to give these new competent officials a chance for another two year term. The Eaton (Colo.) Herald - If a man stands with his right foot on a hot stove and his left foot in a freezer, some statisticians would assert that, on the average, he's comfortable. A fool ond his money are soon invited places. For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTEK: "1 am going steady with a girl who lives in another town. 1 met her at a camp and she has written me only one letter since that time. She said that she loved me and all that "junk", but she hasn't written me since. 1 have written several letters, but she never answers them. She has my ring. I really like her. What should 1 rlo besides giving up." OUR REPLY: The first thing you should do Is get your ring back. The second thing you should do is realize that you arc- not going steady at all. Vou cannot go steady with someone who livwi in another rown. You THAVE WRITTEN LETTER^ -Hi can be pen pals, which is just what is recommendixl in this instance — if the girl is willing. One thing you can bet on. She isn't going stt'/uly with you if she doesn't i-ven Ink'- Ihi- Him- to answer your li-ltir-, •-*'.'• is probably nut very intore- and you inij^ht mention this when you wriU' ami jsk lu return your riiiy You ( an 'H' .1 j.'i'i.tli-nlii!! ,il th- whnli' il,i;>jj Si IK! In-!postage ;iu <_ssu!'> to retim; '. '. in \ on led, fact from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK } DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I I :Lr:L-.':: .._:. . J Born on October 14 were William Pcnn. founder of Pennsylvania (1644) and Dwi^ht D. Eisenhower (18.90). The Gregorian calendar wn* introduced Into Europe. October 15, 1582. Successful dirlalble balloon tests were announced by Count Zeppelin, October 15. 1900. The first major operation under ether was performed bv Dr. W. T. C. Morton, October 16. 1846. The U.S. destroyer "Kearney" was torpedoed off Iceland, October 17, 1941. The Chicago Subway opened. October 17, 1943. Alaska was ceded to the United States. October 18, 1867. Germany withdrew from the League of N'atlons, October 19, 1933. The U.S. 1st Army captured Aachen, first major German city, October 20, 1944. "The thlnjt ulesmfn go through to get an order around here.'.' 20 YEARS AGO IN TMf FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 15, 1946 Pictured on the front page were Marie Erpeldlng, teacher of Irvlngton No. 5 rural school, and her school class, taken when they were visiting the UDM office. Members of the class were Jerry and Jimmy Maasdam, Joan and Albert Urch, Hazel and Delbert Sankey, Jerry and Jimmy Etherington, Arnold, Gordon and Lorraine Brown, Nola and Norma Gatton, Leroy Scheppman and Beverly Robison. - o A beautiful, large spreading elm Just south of the Clarence Siemers farm on the Ridgeroad at Irvington was no more. Old timers said it was possibly 100 years old as it seemed to have been one of the early landmarks of old Irvington. The cause of its destruction was to prepare the highway for the farm-to- market road. 75 pounds of dynamite were used in blowing out the tree, part of which blew in the roof on the Siemers barn located about 100 feet north. - o Mr. and Mrs. Lester Johnson, Arlene and Loren, L. T. Whitehill and Mrs. Ada Whitehill, all of Union twp., visited Mrs. L. T. Johnson and daughter Sherry at the Jerry Schoon home near Buffalo Center. The occasion was Sherry's first birthday. - o Tryouts and rehearsal for the annual Algona High School junior . class play were under way for the production of "Clarence." The cast Included Fred Hutzell, Vlda Lindhorst, Maxine Reimers, Roger Didriksen, Barbara Platt, Ray Schenck, Peggy Freeh, Sue Hutchinson, Wallace Me sing and Bob Christensen. - o - Twylah Hamstreet, Titonka, a student at Grinnell College, was one of five young ladles competing for the title of "Girl of the Century* to rule over the Grinnell homecoming celebration. She was a senior. . o Mr. and Mrs. Donald Usher, Ottosen, were the parents of a girl, born at the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge. The baby weighed 7 Ibs,, 12 oz., and was named Sara Marie. - o Fred Ruhnke, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ruhnke, Whittemore, enlisted in the Army and was sent to Ft. Sheridan, HI., for his training. - o Vaughn Rising of Algona, had a hobby - since 1926 he had kept a play-by-play summary and report of every world series. He devised the charts himself and had kept them intact for the past 20 years. He said that occasionally he got into baseball discussions relative to a world series, and out came the charts. - o - The George Thompsons, Led- yard, the Rev. Ronald Juttings of Buffalo Center, and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mason of Pomona, Calif., were supper guests at the Donald Pugsley home in Elmore. The dinner honored Mrs. Juttlng's birthday. - o - Hot lunches were being served at noon In the LuVerne public school with Mrs. Emily Guy, Florence Hinz and Mrs. Walter Engel in charge. - o- Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Pratt, Burt, went to Waterloo for a visit at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ronald Elvidge. Mr. Pratt attended the Iowa- Nebraska game at Iowa City. Mrs. Pratt remained at Waterloo for a week's visit. - o , Alvin Zumach, John Theesfield, , Herman and Rupert . Luedtke, all of Fentoh,, spent a week'fishing in Wisconsin. "' - o - Clarence Schwarz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schwarz, Lakota, arrived home from Ft. Sheridan, ni., where he received his discharge. Clarence spent several years In the service, having been stationed in Japan for some time. - o - Dr. C. C. Anderson, Swea City, purchased the schoolhouse four miles east of Swea City an an auction for $1,100, with the coal house selling to $50 to Henry Larson. - o - Hampton High School kepts its 1946 football record intact by toppling the Algona Bulldogs 20-6. But the visitors lost one record - their goal line was crossed for the first time in the season when Young plunged over on a quarterback sneak in the second period. An astronomer has predicted that the sun will last six billion years and then explode. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 9, 1956 A large crowd, reportedly the largest in the eight year history of the event, saw a Kanawha high school senior, Ann Erlck- son, crowned Queen of the Algona Band Festival. She was crowned during ceremonies which also featured a baton twirling exhibition of top calibre by Marilyn Dreesman and Helen Kuhlman of Algona and four numbers by the massed bands. - o The team of Richard Olson, Richard Rochleau, Carl Brown and Bob Von Bank (alternate) participated In the FFA Dairy Cattle judging ontest held at the Dairy Cattle Congress at Waterloo and received a sliver award. - o - Daughters and daughters-in- law held a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Julius Bolllg of Bancroft. Attending were Mrs. Clarence Metzger, Algona; Mrs. Cletus Miller, Whittemore; Mrs. Louis Kollasch, West Bend; Mrs. Henry Irmiter, Armstrong; Mrs. John Metzger, Estherville; Mrs. Gene Bollig, Seneca.; Mrs. Kenneth Bollig, Armstrong; and Mrs. Gordon Bollig, Bancroft. Mrs. Julius Bollig was having to wear a cast on her leg because of a cracked knee cap. - o - Annette Braynard and Kathy Bockes of the LuVerne Llvewires received a blue ribbon and cash award for their demonstration of "do it yourself bookshelves" at the Dairy Cattle Congress at Waterloo. Mary Staudt, county extension home economist, Mrs. John Voss, Livewlre leader, and the girls' parents accompanied them to the Waterloo show. - o - Darlene Skogstrom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Skog- strom, was named Queen at Algona. : . .JUgb.'.s..... Jfemscoming. There were four candidates for the honor, the others were Sharon Powers, Connie Priebe and Marilyn Dreesman. - o Mrs. Dick Shultz, Livermore, entertained Sharon and Jackie Wonderley, Greg and David Stiltz, Mary Frances Wilson, Bobby Stoddard and Ronald Roney at a birthday party in honor of the sixth birthday of her son Denny. - o - Carol Godfredsen of Algona set local pin-tippers chattering plenty when she tossed eight straight strikes while blasting out a terrific 253 line during league bowling at Larry's Lanes. The line was the highest in the memory of local keglers by a woman, and was the top score by a man or woman at either of the local alleys during the season. Miss Godfredsen had a 551 series count for three lines. - o Mrs. Kenneth Jackson was honored at a birthday party at CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M ACROSS 1. Plot 5. Young whale 9. Forego 10. Narcotic 12. Extension itJ. Combine 14. Signs a contract 15. Aloft 16. Calendar abbreviation 17. Music note 18. Mother of Irish gods 19. French pronoun 20. Underwater plant 24. Slump 25. Trap 29. Renegade 31. High hill 34. Mask, meter or engine 35. Nursery word 36. Constellation 37. Leave 38. Expires 40. HaJf diameters 42. One kind of note 43. Historical fort (with "the") 44. Havelork 45. Goddess of discord 46. Cape DOWN 1. Burro basket 2. Nexus 3. Birds '4. Cowboy's sobriquet 5. Direction finders 6. Anthropoid 7. Italian coins 8. Musical composition 9. Lingered 11. Belonging to an Alcott ' heroine 15. Spenser heroine 18. Mualc chords 21. Look 22. Zeus, for one 23. Indian weight 26. Pronoun 27. Avenger 28. Rubs out 30. — — Paulo, Brazil 31. Irish kings' home 32. Scarf 33. Modern acronym 38. Ravine 39. Troubles 41.Wurttem- berg measure 42. Bog 17 40 45 2F i\ 29 41 18 J7 10 10 2S 4C 44 46 19 19 Ik 59 27 THE GOLDEN HARS YOUR NEIGHBOR ACTS RICH AT 65?-HE'S KIDDING YOU "All the retired peop'e in my neighborhood — except me — muat be stealing from the grocery store," the man said. " I know about how much income they're getting, which is about what I'm getting. Yet all the time they are doing things and buying things my wife and I can't afford. How come? "Maybe if you would come up with a good, average budget for a retired couple I could figure but whether they are really stealing or whether I am mismanaging ..." This man's neighbors probably aren't stealing, and he may not be mismanaging. Most likely his neighbors are just more artful than he in making a little money look like a lot. Neighbors are good at this. Be that as it may, here is an average budget for a couple over 65, as offered by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. It is for an income of $2,983 a year, or just over $248 a month. per year Housing, household operation $ 869 Food Transportation . . . Medical care Clothing and accessories . Recreation and incidentals . House furnishings and equipment. . Personal care .... Alcoholic beverages and tobacco . . . TOTAL 778 350 303 213 192 120 81 77 $2,983 Naturally, you see thing! wrong with it. So do I. But IPs a budget, and the U.S. Government is about as authoritative on this sort of thing as you can get. The main trouble with it is ' that any retirement budget is cockeyed before it starts—there's too much variance in what people eat and how they live. And especially In what they wanl, be- ,'cause In retirement people are prone to do what they want uv " stead of what they're expected to do. Any neighbor you suspect of having your same income, but who seems to be living higher, may be eating corn bread and turnip greens, re-soling his Own shoes, and taking aspirin instead „ of $10 prescriptions. How could § you know without peeping f through the window? , ¥ As for the income, nobody /' ever knows exactly what a neigh- a bor is getting. Maybe he has i some stock shares hidden away. ', Maybe his children are sending a few dollars. Maybe some old greenbacks are cached in the basement and being pulled out ' on special occasions. ? But In the main, your neigh- i ; bor doesn't have much more ^ money than you think he has. •''• Roughly 75 per cent of all cou- | pies over 65 have incomes under j* $5,000, according to U.S. Cen- i sus figures. A For lh« GOLDEN YEARS 36 pog« bookUl, l«nd 50c in coin loo Itompll, lo D>pl. CSPS (on 1472, Grand C.nfrol Station, N.w Yort N.Y. 10017. the home of Mrs. Erich Seege- barth, Lone Rock. Others attending were Mesdames Roger Jensen, Milton Madison, Ronald Christensen, E. A. Lee, A. A. Krueger, Leslie Johnson, Roy Merchant, Jesse Blanchard, Merton Larson, Clarence Kraft and Leon Larson. 500 was played with high prize going to Mrs. E. A. Lee, low to Mrs. Leslie Johnson and travel to Mrs. Roger Jensen. - o - Strong winds and loose gravel were blamed for an auto accident near West Bend when an autu, driven by Betty Ann Elbert, Whittemore, crashed into a ditch and overturned after the driver lost control. She was uninjured, but damage to the auto was estimated at $250. - o - Nancy Tjaden, was named pow4; wow Queen at the football game at Titonka. She was presented to the crowd just before the game^ and Dennis Krominga, her escort, : presented her with a tomaHkwk" as a token from the senior football boys. - o- Pvt. Darwin Meyer of Ft. Chaffee, Ark., was visiting his parents in Lakota on his first leave. His brother, Ronald, and- wife entertained in his honor at a dinner. Gtiests we're''Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Meyer, Mildred Berhow, Rev. Meinieke and Mrs. Mary Zoller. Chemical tests in present use' are sensitive enough to detect' one part in a billion of certain drugs. :$*:*:*:fS#:::#^ j Professional Directory | $::%W:::::::::::^^ i:*:*:*::::::::::^^ ittx*:*:-:*:*:*:*:.:-:.:-:^^^ DOCTORS %:R:ft%;:WKwa:ft::«a;:%i:*a»: 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 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 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuf/ham, Sec'y, RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home -, Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 AJgoog, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 JMJHISTS 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 bipTOMETRISTS :::::r:::%%%:::a:a ; K : a ; : ; K!K*:*:*K!::S:S*::::: DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2719 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 0 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 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 MISCELLANEOUS :W:K*a!:*a ; s*^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Ft»ra MANAGEMENT CQMPAJNY IZVj N. Dodg* Ph. J9i-J»91

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