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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 27, 1966
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2-Algona (10.) Upper D*t M«»r»e» Thursday, October 37, 1964 t r .—- JW tipper De$lome$ GOOD JUDGMENT There was a labor disturbance at a small packing plont at HcrHon, Iowa. Labor in the plant, possibly through the help of the union, demanded higher pay. and some of the laborers quit. Other labor come in fo take their place and there was a row between the two groups of laborers. The incoming group was flown in from California; within 36 hours it was on a flight back there. Immediately there was a demand made by some of those who wanted to hand the Governor a bad deal to call out the National Guard. The Governor felt that local authorities could take care of the disturbance and that a demand for National Guard help was not justified, and he told local authorities and managers of the packing plant to get together and end the trouble. Within a few days the trouble was settled without any outside interference. It was settled before any National Guard callup could have taken place. It would have cost the State of Iowa thousands of dollars to call out the Notional Guard, and if the governor had listened to the bad or partisan advice and called out the Guard there would have been nothing left for the Guard to settle after they got to Har- Ian, and the Governor would have been left with a lot of justified criticism. Governor Hughes showed good, common sense, and was not stampered into any rash action, which as it turned out wasn't necessary at all. Whatever damage had had been done in Harlan was done? before any Guard units could have got there. There was no trouble after the first incident, following the influx of California workers. That is one of the reasons why Harold Hughes will be reelected Governor in November. END OF AN ODD BALL Some two years ago a comparatively young individualist named Earl I. Francis, 35, staked out a gold-mine claim on a slope of the Catalina mountains, overlooking a vast stretch of Arizona desert. Francis wore whiskers, was nearly bald, and he liked to paint. He quit his job in a small Arizona town to climb his pine-covered abode above the desert. B.ut it really wasn't gold that he was looking for, it was freedom. All men have their, own particular conceptions of freedom, anal with Earl Francis it was a claim like he took over, and a home like he built himself. He punched no clock, and took orders from nobody. He mined his claim in an old-fashioned way, digging an eight-foot shaft, smashing rock with a hammer, sifting it, and make a few dollars a month from the scanty gleanings. But with it he gradually built his house, and as time went on carried up the mountain essentials like a refrigerator, a TV set, glass panes for his picture windows, despite the fact that he weighed only 125 Ibs. His shower bath was a tank of rain water on the roof, and he worked out a fireplace &pper ffies Maims 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 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 ., 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $B.OO No subscription leu than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST from local rocki. He acquired a gotollne- powered generator for electric light, and uutd desert flowers and animal tkini for decorative purpote*. After hit work in the mine, he would paint and his work hung on the walls. But he was not to be left alone. A National Forestry Service ranger tuggett- ed he was on public land. Francis pointed out that Federal law allows a home to be built on a mining claim. The ranger countered that this wot true, but only if the mine was a "profitable venture." Francis admitted there wasn't much profit in the mine, but there was enough for him to live and build a home. "At least I don't owe nobody and nobody owes me" was hit philosophical reply. But that wasn't good enough defense. After a year and a half of hearings, expert mining testimony, his appeal was denied and Earl Francis, once and for all, was ordered to abandon his gold mine and tear down hit home. Earl Francis solved the problem for all of the red tape specialists and Federal troublemakers. He trudged up his mountain, sat methodically on a keg of dynamite, and lighted the fuse. ROBERT KENNEDY'S TOUR Indianola Tribune — That the Kennedy name has a somewhat magical appeal to lowans was demonstrated most vividly recently. Senator Robert Kennedy came to the Hawkeye State, arid received a rousing welcome far in excess of what would ordinarily be expected for the junior senator from a state halfway across the continent. It was clearly .evident that most of those in the crowds surrounding the Senator throughout his stay thought of him in terms of something greater than senator from New York. He was greeted with an enthusiasm that is usually seen only around candidates for the presidency, or around a president. Whether this open admiration is because of his association with his brother, the late President John F. Kennedy, or in anticipation of great things still to come for Robert Kennedy himself, was the subject of comment from many observers. Those who saw the Senator in action, and witnessed his effect on the friendly crowds, were sure of one thing: we can expect to see more of Robert Kennedy, for the junior Senator from New Yoj-k_ obviously has some weil prepared plans -for the future. * * * OUGHTA' BE A LAW ! Pocahontas Record-Democrat — Pocahontas has had some "hot" elections in the past several months, on gas franchises, on the hospital, on regular city elections, etc. In almost every one of them, a strong "anfi" element has circulated the community with handbills or "fact sheets" signed by "your friends and neighbors" or a "committee for better government," etc. We look on such goings-on with concern. It's pretty easy to gather a set of figures to prove most any point, whether it be good or bad for the community. We think if a program or project has real merit and sound arguments, the least its proponents can do is place their signatures at the bottom of the handbill or so-called statement of facts. Sometimes, it's difficult to know who "your friends and neighbors" are. KICKS IN VANDALISM* Iowa Falls Citizen — No one can say that any crime, large or small, makes sense, but vandalism is at the top of the ladder for sheer stupidity. There's nothing to be gained other than a measure of satisfaction for a twisted mind. For some unexplained reason, Iowa Falls has had more than its share of vandalism in recent weeks and the police department has found itself unable to keep up with the pressures that these acts bring to bear. But no number of policemen, no amount of money can stop this without a heavy dose of public concern and cooperation. Police say that all too often persons who report these acts will not prefer charges and many persons will make a report days after the acts have taken place. Although .he persons who perform acts of vandalism may think of them as harmless play, the law takes a different attitude. For instance, using mall boxes for rifle practice — as was done recently on River Road—is a federal offense and likely to bring more than a slap on the wrist. There's nothing to become panicky over, but it is time that public opinion and concern are aroused. For And About Teenagers ] THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have been going steady with a boy who is great fun on parties and other activities. But at school, he is terrible. He doesn't pay any attention to me. He went steady with two other girls who became tired of this treatment and dropped him. 1 guess it is just his way. Some girls say his motto is, "Nowthat I've got her, 1 just let her be." It Is embarrassing to walk past him and he doesn't even say "hello". I've said that 1 would break up with him but he didn't 8uy anything. Should 1 drop him, or jyst treat him the way he treats me? 1 don't want to break up with him" OUR REPLY: Being "dropped" by two other girls apparently hasn't put much of a cramp In his style. The choice is apparently yours. You can drop him altogether, or treat him the wav he (reals von as a steady or friend at parties and a stranger at school This is a decision no one i«lse can make for you. But, a friciui is .1 friend — whenever or wherever. " yov hov» a Iftnuft prvbltm you Kiini la ducuii 01 on ebi«rvoli«n la m'oi». e44>i> yev lfM«, i, fo« AND A»OU! TCE COAWUNUY ANO SUBU»BAN cm* 10YKBS I CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO IAST WltfCS ANSWEft .jp. IN tMl ACKOS8 1. dune pl*red from 'I must «ay, you really bring out the animal in me, MiM Van Dyck." from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Philadelphia was chartered by William Penn, October 28, 1701. The Statue of Liberty was unveiled on Bedloe's Island, October 28, 1886. The Volstead Act was passed Congress, October 29, 1919. The U. S. selective service system became effective, October 29, 1940. The province of Carolina was carved from Virginia by royal grant to Sir Robert Heath, October 30, 1629. October 31 Is Halowe'en Day. The British government announced plans to "nationalize" civlal airlines, radio and cable systems, November 1, 1945. The first successful radio braodcast was made by Station KDKA, Pittsburgh, November 2, 1920. Commander Peary's discovery of the North Pole was confirmed, November 3, 1909. 20E52S AGO IN TMl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES October 29, 1946 Dr. L. W. Fox, local veterinarian, looked out a window into his back yard at 7 a. m. one morning and there stood as pretty a doe as he had ever seen. She was calmly looking around and seemed ;haH tape. While Doc.; was watching, two. neighborhood s dogs spotted the pretty creature and started after her. The doe raced out of the yard and the last Doc saw of her she was going west on North street. - o Larry and Ruth Gisch of Union twp. had their first experience raising turkeys and it proved, very successful. They marketed 630 birds, with the hens weighing 14 Ibs., and the toms running about 24 Ibs. During part of the time they were raising them they kept flares burning at night to keep away animals that had begun to attack the flocks in the dark hours. - o- A poetic entry won first prize in a recently concluded letter- writing contest on the subject "Why I Like Algona." Mrs. Hollis Wilson of LuVerne was awarded the first prize of $15 for her entry. Second place and a $10 award went to Gerald Angus of Bancroft, and third prize of $5 went to Mary Louise Pedersen of Algona. - o - . Pictured were four St. Cecelia Academy class officers, recently elected as presidents of their respective groups: Jeanne Loss, junior president; Joan Hoffman, senior president; Leah Rose Kinsey, freshman president ; and Ramona Mayer, sophomore president. - o - Clarion High School's football machine smashed the Algona Bulldogs at Clarion by a 45-6 score. Near the close of the game, with plenty of Clarion subs in the fray, Algona scored its lone tally. - o- Kossuth county was invaded by an army of pheasant hunters as the season officially opened. A dark, rainy day made the going a little damp. Kossuth was listed as one of the best of the 59 counties in northern Iowa for pheasant population, but reports from rural sources prior to the season indicated that the pheasant population was much smaller than in previous years. - o - Hugh Willey, Algona, had his right hand burned when the fumes in a barrel exploded as he was emptying one barrel into another. Hugh was employed by the State Highway Commission and was working near Corwith when the accident happened. Mr. and. Mrs. Gerald Voigt, Fenton, attended the Iowa-Notre Dame football game at Iowa City over the weekend. Mrs. Voigt's brother, Bob Geigel, was a member of the football squad at Iowa, and played in the last quarter. - o- Mrs. Delmar Angus of Burt, Mrs. Eldon Marlow, Mrs. H. A. Blanchard and Mrs. Edw. Blanchard of Lone Rock, pleasantly surprised Mrs. L. A. Newbrough in honor of her birthday by spending the afternoon with her. - o - Mrs. Lou Wingert, Wesley, submitted to a tonsillectomy at the general hospital in Algona. - o- Roy Adams, tenant farmer on the Schehck farm in Union twp. luckily escaped with bruises, a bad gash on the face, and loss of a suit of clothes and underwear when his clothing became caught around the tumbling rod when he was unloading soy beans to an overhead granary. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sterling, Algona, spent the weekend at Ames with their daughter, Joyce, who was a sophomore at Iowa State College and one of the 20 candidates for Homecoming Queen. She represented Roberts Hall. An UPPER DES MOINES Classified Ad will reach over 5,700 families at low cost. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 23,1956 Ottosen's postoffice and the Aline Grocery store were destroyed by a fire which tor a time threatened the entire business block. Fire departments from eight surrounding towns battled the blaze which was discovered about 7 p. m. by Mr, and Mrs. Mike Coyle, who occupied an apartment over the post- office. The Coyles lost all their personal possessions except the clothes they were wearing when they discovered the fire. At the postoffice, volunteers were able to save the cash book, the government cash, stamps and mailbags. The only mail believed lost was what was in the postofflce general delivery boxes. - o- Four teenage girls in Algona received injuries when their car hit a city light pole near the junction of Fair street and highway 169 northeast of the fairgrounds. The girls were Marion Wright, Karen Hutchlns, Sondra Rouze and Judy Pickett. - o- Over 70 men gathered at the Henry Steenhard farm at Lakota and with 17 pickers picked 100 acres of corn for him. Mr. Steenhard was in the Buffalo Center hospital after losing his left arm in acorn picker accident. - o- The Methodist Youth Fellowship group of the Methodist church at Burt went out to the Fred Habeger farm and picked corn. The money from the sale of the corn was to go toward a recreation room in the church basement. - o - Tom Hutchison, son of the Theo Hutchisons of Algona, was elected president of the Iowa Assoc. of Student Councils at the annual conference held at Iowa State College. Other student council members attending ^rom Algona were Darlene Skpg-' Strom,' Paula Priebe,-Jta Ander- ' son, Trudy Olson, Lee Lawson, Dennis Waller and Brigetta Whittemore. - o- Ernest Zaugg and Tom Kinsey, Algona, left for San Diego, Calif., where they entered the Navy. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Zaugg and Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Kinsey. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Hoover, Algona, brought their twin sons, Tim and Tom, home from the hospital. The boys, first children for the Hoovers each weighed over five pounds at birth and were identical. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Russel Kromm WIDEN YEARS CITY WIFE SINGS A MELODY ABOUT RETIRING TO A FARM Dear Golden Years: I do not often write letters to newspapers, but I feel you are going to let some retired people miss their bus because they are standing on the wrong corner. And I must speak my piece. You have been writing about "the mistake" people make in moving to a country place when they retire . . . how they work themselves to death with no promise except another day's work tomorrow. I feel so sorry for them. My husband and I retired three years ago. We lived in the city and both had jobs in the middle-pay bracket. We had worked hard all our lives and, being in the city, had saved very little money. We retired on one small check —my husband's Social Security. I'm not old enough for mine yet. On this one small check we could not cover the expenses of city living. Anyway, we didn't like city life. All that we wanted most was what a country place had to offer. So we moved onto an old rundown farm of about 100 acres. The land was grown up in trees and brush. The house had no windows and little foundation. But two little creeks ran merrily past the old house, and a large lilac tree in the yard was full of bloom. An old apple orchard in the front was also in bloom, at least that part of it still living. We had fallen in love with the plape at first sight, and had bought it shortly afterwards. The next morning we were on theslte in overalls and with rolled-up sleeves. Some of our rural neighbors dropped by to help. But we weren't fooled — they really came to tell us what fools we were to buy the place. But they stayed to chop brush. Three years have now gone by since we took over the place. We have the prettiest little two- bedroom house in these parts. Our yard is an acre of mowed weeds (they look like a lawn) and flower beds. We have a vegetable garden from which I have canned over 2,000 jars of food for our winter use. Our woods are a haven for small game, and my husband and our two beagles love to hunt there. Sometimes with friends from the city. There's a river for fishing not far away. My personal interests art genealogy and flowers, and when the long winter evenings come I read my genealogy papers, make quilts, do fancy needlework, and all the other such things I had always wanted to do if there were time. Now I've got the time. After living in the city for so long we didn't want close neighbors. We wanted space. Here, our nearest neighbor is over half a mile down a country road. So, instead of the noise of humans we listen to the songs of the birds and the music of our two creeks. I would never take another city job to supplement our income. We have adjusted to what we have. And, in fact, we have ust about as much left over each month now as we had when we got two weekly pay checks. A West Virginia Wife For *» OOIPCN YfAIS M p«8t b»ohltt md iOt In ««in (no itom«i»), to Q*pt. CSN, « 1»7J, Orgnd C*nlr .Y. 10017. 6. Jump t. Nebtemm .1.0. Come In 11 Rub out IS. Olri'i 14. Carry 15. Sinfte unit It.Mtutc not* 17. Warm of attack 19. Intimidated 21. Soak 23. Exclamation 24. Land i. Member* ota LatVegt* majority 4. Single unit 5. Thin «. To make beloved 7. Consumed 8. Pill* 9. SCCOHQ brightest •tar JEng. noreliit and family 15. Long- legged bird li.S.Afr. dialect 20. Sorrow: w. 22.O** com* ll customer 23. Mutual agree, ment 24. Dancers: slang 25. Wine receptacle 29. Lament: poet. 30. Generator 33. Arctic 34. Jog* 35. Rational 38. Observes 41. Foot digit 42. Unhappy 27. Large worm 2t. Conformed 31. Fuel 32. Subterranean vaulU 38. From 37. Tree 39. Olrl'i name 40. Lace 42. Drawing room 43. Hum 44. Dishearten: old ityle 45. Places 44. June-bug! DOWN 1. By word of mouth: law 2. Harangue \1 H ft Z3 Z6 SI 45 IS 29 n 16 16 IS V. 10 li 4£ 21 15 Inga, Titonka, entertained a few friends in honor of Dean Korte's birthday. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Korte, ST., Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Harms, Vicki Lou and Bradley of Titonka, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kromlnga and family of Lakota. - o - Seneca High School students who made the scholastic honor roll for the first six weeks of school were Marcia Hartshorn, Sandra Gabel, Marilyn Johannesen, Janice Osborn, Susan Breese, Nancy Fischer and Darlene Johnson. - o - The Girl Scouts of Clover Troop #3 met at the home of Mrs. Carrie Voigt at Fenton. Officers elected to serve for the year were Ingrid Teraska, president; Elaine Haase, vice president; Bonnie Jentz, secretary; and Jacquelyn Priebe, treasurer. Lunch was served by Judy Jolley. Visitors included Teresa Voigt and Darlene Priebe. .• . ... - o- .' Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Portland twp., entertained at an oyster supper at their home in honor of Mr. Nelson's mother, Mrs. Henry Nelson of Titonka, the occasion being her birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Nelson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Verle Nelson and family. , - o - Pfc. Jerry Studer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Studer of Garner, formerly of Wesley, was discharged from the army. He had served 18 months in Germany. - o- Summer readings during the days and fall readings at night prevailed during the week with the high mark for the week at 80 degrees and the low 38. - o Patricia Qulnn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Quinn of Bancroft, was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Air Force Nurses Corp. Patricia was a graduate of St. John's High at Bancroft and the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul where she took nurse's training...,.,,,,,, ; ,., THE ALGONA UPPER ; DBS MOINES - Kossuth County's Pioneer Newspaper, now in its 101st year. ^ Professional Directory DOCTORS SttyASatm::::::::^^ *^:*%:*:*^^ m^^^imf^mff^^ffm?^K DENTISTS •:*:*8:8*sm:^^ DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 MELV1N G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Ofpce Phone 296-2345 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 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment Wff^^ 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 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 ^^ Chiropractor KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of h> surance 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 837 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Podge „ Algona, U, Phone 295-3341 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. . Wed. . Fit 8:30 • 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 • 12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 . 8:30 wrwa^ MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbilt Reports CA1U.SON MAMAOUOMT COMPANY Ph. Mi-Mil

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