The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 20, 1966 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 20, 1966
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6-Algonu (la.) Upp«r D« Mftlnii THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 1966 GOOD NEIGHBORS, EVERYWHERE The tragic events of last Friday afternoon at Belmond are well known and deeply regretted by that fine community's neighbors. The only thing that could be done by surrounding communities after the terrifying tornado ripped Belmond apart was to lend a helping hand in any possible way to relieve conditions in Belmond, and this has and is being done. Belmond has always been a lively community and a respected one, and it will not be obliterated. The citizens of Belmond will see to that. In the meantime, good neighbors from all directions are lending their hands and their resources to assist Belmond in recovering from its tremendous destructive loss, and they will continue to do everything possible to assist in the work ahead of rebuilding and restoring a fine small Iowa city. SHOOTING THE WORKS Judging from radio, billboard and direct mail expenditures, the Republicans are really "shooting the works" insofar as efforts to win Iowa in the November election. National news sfiurces say that more Republican congressional campaign funds are being poured Into Iowa than any other sector of the country, and we can believe it. Strangely enough, despite the fact that the Democrats are in power both state and nationally, they are still the "Poor Boys" when it comes to money for campaign expenses. However, this same tremendous onslaught of outside money aimed at influencing elections in Iowa has happened before, and not always successfully. Iowa has had a pretty stable, steady government without any particular excesses or evidences of corruption under Harold Hughes, and its representatives in more minor but important county offices have been faithful, conscientious workers, not overpaid, but capable in handlmg their duties, a capability that is not learned overnight. There is no substitute for experience in a county office. By November 9 we will know whether or not the influx of large sums of money for campaign purposes from outside the state can succeed; if it does, we may find some of those groups who put up the money are directing the course of Iowa's future. THINGS TOUGH, ALL OVER There are times when all of us encounter discouraging aspects of life. But after all is said and done, we are not alone with our troubles. For example, take the case of the poor old Nizam of Hyderabad, an area in the vicinity of Madras, India. He is feeling the bite of the high cost of living and of having too many relatives around. As this sad tale Is pieced together, it seems the Nizam has a personal fortune estimated 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 at about $189 million, give or take a few million. But he also has expenses, and he says that he is being forced to sell property and run up bank overdrafts because of his expenses. The Nizam runs quite a palatial establishment, and his royal kitchen has been feeding some 1,200 persons daily, with breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Included in the 1200 that he has been feeding were some 750 relatives. One of his economy moves has been to trim the size of this relative squadron to a mere 300 close relatives. However, he has retained all 30 of the members of his harem and also his official two wives. However, only a few years ago he had four wives and a 60- woman harem. What happened to those now missing is not revealed. Of course it is possible that the Nizam might engage the services of experts In the field of International Aid and be able to arrange for a sizable loan for some form of development within his protectorate. And there is always the possibility of still further reducing the daily drain of relatives, harem and wives. After all, the Nizam is 90 years old, and might be able to get along with a smaller contingent of companions. But it just goes to show that times can be tough nearly anywhere. MOUTHS OF BABES Emmetsburg Democrat - Kids have a way of blurting out remarks that give their elders quite a start at times. Last week at the twentieth wedding anniversary dinnre honoring the Marvin Wigdahls at a Ruthven cafe, about 15 kinfolk gathered to observe the event. Among them was the Wigdahl's young son, John, 6, who watched with interest as the waitresses took individual orders and then brought in the tempting dinners. Queried John, in a voice audible to all in the cafe: "Who's going to pay for all this?" His dad, joining in the chuckles, retorted: "That boy has been raised right." PRACTICAL EDUCATION IDEA Grinnell Herald - Register - At a time when there is concern that American economic principals are being inadequately taught in school, it is worthy to note that a Portland, Ore., schoolteacher, Donna-Claire Ringle, is being applauded by parents because she teaches economics In kindergarten thru third grade. She illustrates the Idea of division of labor and specialized jobs with such a simple task as washing dishes — one person washes, one dries, and one puts away. Her third graders see why an assembly line operation works better for some tasks and why many operations function best, when everyone Involved is doing a share. This results In youngsters pickings up clothes and toys at home and asking Mother to let them help make the, beds, wash the dishes, and vacuuVn the rugs. Miss Ringle has demonstrated that you can '. . . . cause principles of economics to overflow in their (the children's) home lives if you take an economic concept and tailor it to things they understand and are doing every day." She believes that, "Teaching of the economics concept teaches the children respect for property, the value of time, and the social- logical 'must' that they should be givers as well as receivers." Surely, if American economic principles are to survive the tests of time and constant attack, succeeding generations must fully understand the American system in order to protect it. Teaching economics to youngsters is a^ood starting point. The Ringle method of teaching might well be tried nationwide. 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 .$4.00 Single Coplei lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly StJ.OO No lubscrlption les§ than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I cduld use some good advice. The boy I have been going with for four months Is now beginning to Ignore me when our friends are around. I love him and I know he loves me. My uncle said the boy still cares for me but he wanted to get out some, too. Maybe I expect too much. When he comes over he spends almost all of his time with my uncle instead of me. How can I make him want to spend more time with me Instead of my uncle?" OUR REPLY: It does appear that you expect too much. You HE ALMOST ALL OF HIS TIMg WITH "Surely you wouldn't want to marry Into a family where both the mother and daughter are known eavesdroppers." 10 YESES AGO IN THI "TAKING IT TO COURT" Pocahontas Record-Democrat — In the current era, people have been educated to the idea that somone owes them damages every time they stub their toe, and the liability for simply living is becoming so great that the average person can hardly afford to pay for adequate insurance. If you give your neighbor a lift to work in your car and have an accident, he can sue you and collect exorbitant amounts. If a friend walks across your property and injures himself, he can sue you and collect. You constantly read of iudgements of $10,000, $50,000, and $100,000 and up. Expecting the other fellow to pay for all the risks of life has become big business. It Is promoted by some of the sharpest mercenary minds who make a profession of litigating damage suits. It's t'rme we all realize that although insurance companies may write the checks to settle outlandish damage claims, we pay the bill in ever-rising costs of essential Insurance coverage. cannot expect to monopolize all of the boy's time and attention. He needs other Interests, other friends, and so do you. Your problem would be much more distressing If the boy wanted to spend a portion of his time with other girls, would it not? Do not be too possessive. You will put an even greater strain on your relationship. t yaw Kov» a lt«naf * problem you muni l« dutvit. or an «fetirvgii«n l» mail, odd'Ml you l*H*r I 9 FOI AND ABOUT !E£NAGE«S FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 16, 1956 Sylvia Jones, daughter of Mrs. Howard Jokes of Seneca, escaped serious injury when she fell from the haymow on their farm. She and her sister Harriet were throwing bales of hay down for the sheep at the time. No broken bones were found, but she was suffering from painful bruises. - o - Larry Householder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Householder, Lone Rock, injured his arm while playing in the school gym. He was taken to the doctor where six stitches were required to close the wound. - o - Virginia Fristedt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fristedt, Algona, was one of 26 candidates chosen for the crown and title of "Miss SUI" at Iowa City. She was nominated for the honor by her housing unit, Westlawn. - o - Mrs. Don Prieskorn, Algona, gave a party in celebration of the sixth birthday of her son Mark Charles. Guests were Jeff Gilmore, Craig Taylor, Larry Taylor, Rick Fabrizio, Tim Will, John Fredericks, Bill Milder, Frank Esser, George McMahon, Jerry Whittemore and Steven Reding. - o - Two Kossuth young men had enrolled at Morningside College, Sioux City. Ivan Weisbrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Weisbrod of Fenton, was a freshman enrolled for the fall term, planning to major in business administration. Charles W. Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Palmer of Algona, was a sophomore majoring in English. - o Donna Bergman, Alice Menke, Phyllis Mulligan and Joan Fox spent three days at Sioux City attending Career Days at Briar Cliff College and St. Joseph's School of Nursing. The four girls were seniors at St. John's High School at Bancroft. - o - Mrs. Greta Stecker, Lakota, returned home from California where she made an extended visit with her daughter and family. - o Summer and fall were mixing together pretty well - three 80 plus readings, including a high of 88, and a low mark of 24 degrees were registered during the seven-day period. A total of .30 of rain was recorded. It was supposed to be cooler during the next few days. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sanftner of the Swea-Eagle area, attended the 40th wedding anniversary party for Mr. and Mrs. John Wesselman at Bancroft. - o - George Roeder of St. Benedict hP.d the misfortune of getting two fingers on one hand, and one on the other, also both arms burned while trying to extinguish a fire which started in his picker. About five acres of corn were burned also. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrington and sons of Mason City and Mr. and Mrs. George Jesse were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heesch, Titonka. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Herman Welhousen were guests. - o - Mrs. Lyle England, Seneca, entertained a group of little friends after school honoring their son, Roger, on his eighth birthday. - o - In the Grid Guessers contest, the $7 award went to David C. Walker of Algona. Second and third were a tie between Larry Sorensen of Fenton and Kenneth Bunkofske of Algona. On the Mourner's Bench for the week was Mrs. Dean Cannon of Fenton with only five right. - o - Robert Hefty, senior in the Westmar College at LeMars, was elected president of his class for the year. "Bob" is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hefty of Livermore, formerly, LuVerne. Mr. Hefty had been a campus leader, traveled with the college glee club, participated in many musical activities and wasapre- theolbgical student. - o - Lael Pettit, a 1956 graduate of Whittemore High, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth Pettit of Fentoii had opened a new beauty shop in Fenton. Lael installed all new equipment and fixtures in the office formerly occupied by the Sentral Community School district supt. 20YEABS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 22, 1946 Farmers were realizing a nice price of $3 per bushel for soy beans owing to the fact ceilings were removed. The rain hindered drying of the beans so there were still many to combine. - o - A crippled Algona High School football team contributed to a successful Clear Lake High School homecoming by falling before the Lakers 16-0. Only a few favorable breaks in the first half kept the score from being greater. At the half the two teams had played a scoreless tie. Chuck Crapser and Howie Stephenson, two of the starters, had to be removed in the second half as a result of Injuries. Each was handicapped through the game with a bad leg. - o - A Portland township girl said it took a lot of things to get successfully initiated into a girls, school. Shirley Harvey reported that at her initiation at Frances Shimer College she had to do her hair in 25 pigtails, make herself look like a weeping willow, and go to a home and do dishes, clean house and hang up a washing. Other than that it was a quiet affair. - o- In the Want Ad section "Wanted - Pinsetters - 6? a line - Barry's Recreation." - o - The LuVerne High School band, under the direction of Mr. Noble received a number two rating at Pocahontas where they competed in the annual marching band contest. Soloists in the contest were Marilyn Miller, LaDonna Glieden, Marilyn Heftiand Clifford Hansen. - o- Shh ley Bowman and her friend Dorothy Johnson of Osceola spent the weekend with Shirley's mother, Mrs. Henrietta Borman, Algona. Both Girls were student nurses at Mercy hospital, Mason City, where Shirley was in her second year. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Orville Holdren, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Mrs. Violet Walker, sons Ray and Durwood, all from the Four Corners area, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Broesder, Irvington. The dinner was in honor of Laura, daughter of the Broesders, and also for the birthdays of Raymond Walker and Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom. - o - Mr. and Mrs. E. -V. Zigrang of Hollywood, Calif., came for a visit with Mrs. Zigrang's aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson, Burt. The Zigrangs formerly lived in Bancroft. ; ' ' -o- Algona's JayCee members, special guests, prospective members and their ladies were all set for the annual Hardtimes Party to be held at the Algona Country Club. As a final inducement for the ladies, the committee had procured a limited quantity of nylon hose to be given as gifts to some of the ladies at the party. The committee included Craig Smith, chairman, Bud Morck, Lloyd Pratt, Don Hemmingsen, Ed Ostrum and Don Smith, Jr. - o Mrs. D. A. Carpenter, Mrs. Aelit Troff, Mrs. Clayton Roseboro, Mrs. L. W. Wiemer, Mrs. Fred Darnell, Mrs. George Jacobsen, Mrs. Jack Welfare, Mrs. Harriet Sprank and Mrs. Geo. Thompson, all of Ledyard, attended the birthday of the Springfield circle of the Elmore Lutheran Aid at the church at Elmore. - o From Odds and Ends - "Present fad among teen-agers is to DH77IP rUaLt UST WEEKS ACROSS 1. Conceal 5. Tangled mass 0. Island group In So, Pacific 10. Corridors 12. Viper 1,3. Of the teeth 14. Pronoun 15. Disappoints 17. American moth 18. Prevalent 20. Finesse 21. One of the three kingdoms 22. Purchases 23. Pungent seasoning 20, Caribou or moose 27. American Indian 30. Printers' measures 31. Gnarled 32. Hebrew month S3. "Salad days" 34. Music not* 35. Mississippi embankments 37. Chicle 38. Ordeal 39. Ensigns . 41. Houston and others 42. French river DOWN 1. Hurry 2. Mischievous one 3. Perform 4. Grocer's abbreviation 5. Shot 6. Man's name 7. Hlgh:mus. 8. Viscous 8. Russian antelope 11. Vents 13. Phone signals: 2 wds. 15. The thigh bone 16. Macaws: Braz. 19. City in Fance 20. Examine, as bank's book 22. Harte and namesakes 24. Soon 25. Apportioned, as a bridge hand 26. Live coals 28. Inundation 29. Well-known apple 31. Ship's bottoms 33. Gang 36. By way of 37. Fuel 39. Buddha 40. Chinese measure 12. 35 56 41 19 iff 81 59 a 40 2.0 V n THE GOIDFIV YEARS YOU FIT INTO THIS PICTURE? IF SO, DUCK OUT IN A HURRY Some ot you people of retirement ace are doing bizarre things with your money. And in some cases are endangering your lives in the process. For instance: "My husband has always kept our money in cash, and has always hidden it at home. Since retirement he has continued adding to his hoard and now has just over $38,000. It is all in rumpled $5, $10, and $20 bills — he says somebody could trace the serial numbers on new bills. It is all in metal boxes cemented into the foundation of the house. "My husband says he doesn't distrust banks . . . just probate judges and lawyers. He says that if he dies the children and 1 can go get the money and have it free and clear, without the lawyers and courts and without taxes. "This doesn't seem right to me ..." The wife tells me this. She must have told others. Which means a peril of robbery has been set up and with the robbery a possible peril to their lives. "Our father retired with about $12,000 in good investments, and then began selling them. He took the money and began depositing it in banks and savings & loans, but never putting more than $1,000 in each institution. In our community and in neighboring towns he now has 12 accounts that we know of . . . maybe more. And he has been using four different signatures — John Smith Brown, John S Brown, J. Smith Brown, and J. S. Brown. He apparently thinks he will keep anybody from knowing he ever had over $1,000 because he hides his 12 account books in different places ..." At least the family is aware of what he's doing. Many families aren't . . . and thuslosefor- ever what the father hid. "My mother has always been peculiar about saving money. Since my father died six years ago she has grown even'more peculiar, though she does not want for income. Her passion is to hoard silver coins. She has been at it for at least these six years and on occasion I have seen her secretly bringing into the house as much as $20 in half-dollars and quarters. "With the cooperation of an old family friend I made a search of the house while mother was at church to find where she was hiding the money. In fact, I made six searches before I found it — in the four large, hollow posts of an old brass bed she has in her bedroom. The posts were packed with coins, including silver dollars. And the bed had grown so heavy you couldn't •budge it." And all the time you thought the comics were the funniest thing in the paper? For *• GOLDEN YEARS 3i-po|* booiM »nd 5Oc In coin (no itampil, to D»pl. CSK. Bo> 1672, Grand C.ntrol Station, Now YorV, N. Y. 10017. develop large collections of photographs of movie stars . . . Judy Murtagh recently sent for a dozen or more, including of course that guy Van Johnson . . . and Judy Nasby has a collection widely envied . . . while Alice Kresensky and Virginia Fristedt are right up in there in volume and variety." - o- Shirley, nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Madsen, Seneca, submitted to an appendectomy at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. - o Mrs. Glenn McCleish and Mrs. Fred Flaig, Lone Rock, attended a quilting party at the home of Mrs. Tom Murphy at Bancroft. - o - - ."•"'' •" , •,/ ;: ,;;'. • ,.;;; : "i: : -.::/-''' A tractor belonging to Beryl Priebe, who was combining soy- beans on the Jess Grubb farm, caught fire and a call was made to the Algona fire depU with the local firemen responding and putting out the fire without too serious damage to the tractor. The remarkable thing; about it was that it took only 20 minutes for the fire department to cover the nine miles to the Grubb farm. HOBBIES Mrs. Ora (Rose) Gregory, Lake Park, at 88 years young, is a woman of many hobbies. Mrs. Gregory writes poetry, speeches and jingles; paints and makes and collects potholders. Mrs. Gregory celebrated her 88th birthday last month. -Ocaibi, a. Hopi.todian village in : Ar^ona ^.inhapited,, uiu>te/r^p- tedly since 1540, is the oldest town in the United States. . S^SKWiW:.:^ « Professional Directory —- SaMftSSiSsWftSt'ftWsWASSiSSS:! Iffi^Sffi^ftSWAWft^&fc'ft'S DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Oftfce 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, Algona Office Phone 295-2406 Residence Phone 295-5917 :*: : :&*:^ INSURANCE :%::::::%:8^ 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 295-273$ 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 SL'NDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 ::::::*:*:::::^^ DENTISTS g::;:*:;:!:*::^^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thoringtoa Phone 295-2244 for Appointment mmsmzstt^^ 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. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 tfffft^^ Chiropractor #ft%W:W:W:::^ 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 SSSiSSJSSra^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports SMS CARLSON Form MANAGEMENT COMPANY »Vi N. De4g* Ph. 2»5-JW

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