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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 17, 1966
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i-Algontt (la.) Upper DM Molntt Thurtday, Nov. 17, 1966 :1AL PAG er "Destllomes ... Once Upon A Time I OrtonvllU (Minn.) Independent - One upon a time there were two men who lived on farm* across the road from each other. One of theie men labored from early to late to plant and tend hl» crops, care for hit livestock, improve his buildings and repair his machinery. Hit wife took part-time employment In the nearby town to supplement the family Income and provide for the education of their children. The other man preferred to rise at his convenience, spent many of his days in the nearby town talking on the street corner or relaxing In an air-conditioned bar. His crops — seeded later than his neighbor's — were Infested with weeds. He had no livsetock, for they were too much work and his buildings were In too poor repair to keep them. His wife joined him In town or went her own way, letting housework slide and neglecting her children. By virtue of his effort, enterprise and Initiative, the first man harvested a good crop, his livestock and their products brought top prices and his farmstead had a neat orderly appearance. Because of his indolence and carelessness, the second man harvested little crop and his buildings deteriorated. Then along came a being called Equalizer. He looked upon the second man and said, "Your children are undernourished and under- clothed; I will provide you with sustenance for yourself and for them. You are poverty stricken because you have little income; I will give you more money. Your house is In poor condition; I will build you a new one. He looked upon the first man and said, "You have more Income than you require to provide your family with necessaries; I will take the remainder from you. Your land and buildings and machinery are of great value; I will exact payment in relation to their value. Your production has created surpluses; next year I shall restrict the acreage you may plant. I shall take much of what you have arid give it to your neighbor who is less fortunate than you." Other neighbors heard what the being called Equalizer had to say, and they reasoned thuss "Why should we labor when the returns of our labor are taken from us? Why should we improve our land and buildings, when they will be Improved for us? Why should we not do as we please, forsaking our labors, when the belng:\|o^dlizer r ;wijL.< care for our wants and educate'bur children? Let us then pursue the course of leisure and pleasure." Now the country In which'this parable took place was called the United States of America, and the being called Equalizer was the federal government. And the people grew lazy and dependent upon the Equalizer, and he lost his power to sustain them and they disappeared from the face of the earth. "Where liberty dwells, there is my country" . . Benjamin Franklin. Upper fflea JHomea 111E. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 30911 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 lOUIH PRK$ P 0 I (J VssociHTionJ D D NATIONAL NEWSFAMR SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Copies ..—. . ... ...... lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $6,00 No •ubscriptlon leu than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE BIG SPENDERS Brlrt News-Tribune — The election Is all over but the shouting . . . and another hidden factor that probably played the most important part in the entire affair. We mean the bill paying. Who finances a major political campaign? Too few with too much money, we're afraid. Both major political parties, given two men of equal abilities and equal potential, will usually go for the better heeled of two candidates for the top spot on the ticket, the presidency. Presidential candidates In recent yean have been well off financially and this Is In part why they were chosen to lead their parties. John F. Kennedy's family wealth Is almost legendary, and Lyndon Johnson Is by no means a poor man. Barry Goldwater Is well up In the millionaire class, and Dwlght D. Elsenhower will never have to go begging, There Is a reason why the parties like to have wealthy men running for the presidency ... the simple fact that they can afford to pay a greater share of their own campaign expenses. But naturally, thero are also contributors) the two biggest being big business and big labor. These two Institutions also contribute heavily to local and district candidates' campaigns, while their parties are also trying to stir-up Interest (and funds) with campaign dinners, souvenirs, and various and sundry fund railing gimmicks. Joe the Republican's supporters may point menacingly at all the money that labor kicked Into the campaign offers of opponent, Bill the Democrat and Bill's supporters may point the finger of suspicion at funds business Interests put Into Joe's campaign. In the meantime, Bill and Joe are trying in their campaign to give the appearance that they are both above it all, but anyone with ears to hear (and who has heard about both campaign contributions) can't help but wonder If someone Isn't greasing the slide for someone, regardless of who gets In. With all of the money the pressure groups contribute to political campaigns, it is a real wonder to us that our elected officials are as honest a lot as they are, particularly at the state and national levels. And It is just not fair to expect a congressman to turn around and vote against every bill that would have been favorable to the organizations contributing to his campaign^jjj .„,•••' • '-"0>; EAT CAKE & HAVE IT TOO Emmetsburg Democrat — There are odd twists to the ladles' campaign in large cities, mainly In the East, for lower food prices. "The major reason for the price rise Is the decline In U.S. farm surpluses," Time magazine renortcH in last week's issue. We cannot remember how many times In the past Time magazine has referred to these surpluses as the "farm scandal" and urged their liquidation. The ladles are not Interested In farm surpluses or farm shortages. They are like Jack Benny. In his current night club appearance in Las Vegas he cracked, after complaining viewers expect too much of TV specials: "To me a special is when coffee is marked down from 89c to 54c a pound." Of every dollar spent for food, roughly 39c goes to the farmer/ 40c to the wholesaler or distributor and only 21 c to the retailer. It doesn't seem logical to jump on the grocer when conditions far beyond his reach are causing the price boosts, or the farmer either. Especially if you live in a black earth production county like Palo Alto. Time also said last week: "It may be small comfort to tho housewives, but food still costs less in the U.S. than in many other countries; In West Germany supermarkets, steak goes for $2.25 a Ib.j in Britian, string beans now command 60c a Ib. Most important, Americans spend only 18% of their after-tax income for food, while European* — who have far fewer convenience foods — spend from 29% to 45%, NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. Falrfleld (la.) ledger - Down In Lawrence County, Arkansas they've found a way to get out the vote. In a recent election there was a record turnout. A proposal to Issue bonds for local improvements carried by a comfortable majority. How did they get tht voters out? Simply by collecting a $600 jackpot. After each citizen had cast his vote he was eligible to register for the drawing for the $600. For And About Teenagers) IN FRONT OP OTHER 6IRI-S HE RUPE TO ME.,. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have two boyfriends who both like me very muchi but they do not show it. One is in my class and aits next to me. He does come over and then is very nice, but in front of the other girls he is very rude tome. My other boyfriend said he likes me but he doesn't show it. There is another boy who likes me but I don't have any feeling for him. Please reply. * OUR REPLY: If your first boyfriend is "friendly" and sits by you in class, you're lucky. Vet, you should not expect him to be friendly while the class U in progress. You are, after all, there to learn something. If he is usually friendly, consider the fact that you might be doing something to cause him to appear rude at times. Do you make an effort to impress the other girls with the fact he is your boyfriend? Most boys resent such actions. The second boy says he likes you. Take the matter for what it is worth and don't expect him to follow you around or to be too attentive during school hours. V yev h»v« o Itinogt problem yeg »onl to dittvii. or gn gbitrvglion to rogtt, odd'Ml yev l*l*tr l« fOI AND AlOUt TCfNAOEM. COMMUNITY AND SUtUIMN HESS SEIViCE. FUNKfOlt, KY. "Sometimes I wish Aldon wasn't so controversial." 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 19,1946 Almost 100 football fans witnessed the Iowa-Minnesota game at Minneapolis. Cold weather struck Minneapolis on Saturday, and local fans reported cars stalled end gas lines frozen. - o"Clarence", a Booth Tar- ttngton comedy, was presented by the junior class of the Algona High School. Fred Hutzell played the title role of Clarence, supported by Roger Dldriksen, Barbara Platt, Roy Schenck, Vlda Lindhorst, Bob Christiansen, Maxine Reimers,SueHutchinson, Peggy Freeh and Wallace Mesing. - o- Tony Pearson, Wesley, was injured when the steering wheel on his car became defective causing the car to hit the, ditch and rolled over sev.eral times. Other, pej- sons rldtflg-iri~the- C&T : received minor injuries; Stanley Simpson and Richard, Burt, Mary Lou Dimond, daughter of the Merwyn Dimonds, and Gary Pearson, son of Tony. • / - o- Mr. and Mrs. Claude Slagle of Cudahy, Wise, arrived here to make their home. Mr. Slagle, a brother of Mrs. Virgil Smith was to be associated with Western Buyers in Algona. - o- Mrs. Sadie Denton, Titonka, was spending several weeks with her brother Herbert in Mt. Vernon, Wash. - o- Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Hawcott, Burt, went to Fenton to see Mrs. Hawcotf s niece, LaVonne Madden, who left the next day for Europe, where she would again be in Red Cross work. - o- Hugh Uckteig arrived in Wesley with his discharge from the army, following 15 months in Leyte. He was in the army 21 months. His mother, Mrs. Louis Uckteig and his wife, the former Barbara Schrauth, went to Ft. Sheridan to meet him. - o- The Friendly Neighbor Club met at the country home of Mrs. Curtis Morgan, LuVerne with 20 ladies present, Mrs. Edwin Marty had charge of the entertainment and Mrs, Morgan was presented with a gift in honor of her birthday, - o- Mr, and Mrs. L W. Wortman, Lakota, drove to Ft, Dodge where Mr, Ortman served on the federal grand jury, - o- Nineteen boys and girls and several parents met at the Fern Drono home in Portland twp. and organized a 4-H livestock club. Officers elected were Donald Elmers, president; vice president, Marie Young; secretary- treasurer, Roger Moore; and reporter, Bernard Miller. The group planned to specialize in raising chickens, pigs and calves. Earl Miller was the leader. * o « Mr. and Mrs. John Kerber and Otto Borchardt returned to Fenton after spending a week at Prairie du Chien, Wise, taking medical treatment. - o- SJiirley Culbertson, Seneca, was pleasantly surprised when her classmates and other school friends dropped in and" helped her observe her birthday, Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thompson, LaVon and Bob of Cylinder, Mr. and Mrs, Irvin Classon and the Curtis Olsens. - o- For the first time in four years two teachers were again employed at the Irvington school. Mrs. Andrew Hansen had the upper grades with an enrollment of 12, and Mrs. Loren Larsen had the primary grades, with 20. Both women had been teaching since the war emergency. - o- A poem written by Mrs. Ida Larson, Swea City postmaster, was gaining statewide recognition and was being used in ceremonies where Iowa's state flag was presented or dedicated to groups, schools or at civic ceremonies. Mrs. Larson wrote the poem the night, before she was to give a talk at a meeting of district postmasters, The title of the poem was "Iowa's State Flag." - o- Mrs. Lloyd Schenck of Union twp,, underwent a nasal operation at Ft. Dodge to relieve a sinus , affliction which had botheredJier ,,. | for several years. V Kt 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES November 13, 1956 One of Kossuth county's largest real estate owners succumbed Oct. 10, 1956, la her home at Purday Station, N. Y., at the age of 86 years. She was Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy, who at the time of her death owned some 3200 acres of land scattered throughout the county. - o- Barbara Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Harris, Algona, was three years old and had as guests at a party three little friends, Ann Renee Lighter, Jan Schulz and Steven LudMg. Games were played and refreshments were served. - o* A total of sixty-three Algona High School students were named to the honor" roll for the first quarter. Straight "A" students were Grace McKlm, freshman; Jeanette BJustrom, Joel Harris, Judy Reinders and Carole Wittkopf, sophomores; Elaine Montgomery, junior ; and Maribel Kain and Molly Sullivan, seniors. . o- Roger Dreyer was host to the Fenton Progressors 4-H Club and among those present were Bob Johnson of Algona, Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Votteler and Mr, and Mrs, Ervin Borchardt and boys. Dr. Votteler was the leader and Mr. Borchardt, assistant leader. Officers installed for the coming year were Roger Dreyer, president; vice president, Billy Dreyer; secretary and treasurer, Norman Bollinger; ' reporter, Jerry Waite. The club was making plans to entertain the Fenton 4-H girls' club in December. - o- Wrestling Coach Champ Martin at the Algona High School had a 36- man squad, including six lettermen, working out daily in preparation for a tough 10-meet schedule. Lettermen returning included Arnold Braun, Jim Moxley, Francis BJustrom, Mike Seller, Darrell Davis and Bill Rich. " o- Mrs. Evelyn Andre, Whltte- more, entertained the Scatter Club at her home on a Monday evening. High was won by Mrs. Robert Walker and Mrs. J. B. Geelan; low went to Carl Johnson and Mrs. Hanna Elbert ; and travel to George Winkle. - o- Jerome Kellner, Livermore, was suffering with a bad eye that he received while doing welding at Twin Rivers school when a piece of steel flew into it. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Johnson and Mrs.. Art Larson .retujned home to Swea Cit^ from El Paso, Tex.; rafter accbmpanylnglttieir daughter home when her husband, Pfc. Art Larson, left for duty overseas. - o George Yanser, Wesley, lost the tip of the third finger on his right hand while helping his brother move a stove in their home. The stove fell and crushed his finger. - o - Bancroft Busy Bees 4-H Club met at the home of Christine and Ann Schiltz. New members joining the club were Rita Hendrickson, Jean Rustmeier and Darlene Grandgenett. Demonstrations and talks were given by Christine Schiltz, Patty Cogley, Betty Lensing and Mary Schiltz. The Lone Rock American Legion Auxiliary held a pot-luck YEARS RETIREMENT IS WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHERE YOU GO TO DO IT You can move once after you retire — from a snowbank to sunshine or from a sick city to a town — and things may work out fine. But move twice, as a growing number of retired people are doing, and you'd better have a talk with yourself. A fellow named Bagley, and his wife, packed up and took off this week . . . for a town about 200 miles away. They told friends and neighbors they had friends there, along with some special interests, and if it weren't for these they would never dream of swapping this lovely place for that one. But they told each other that the garbage service was bad, the people were provincial, the taxes were high, the church was indifferent, and the town was unfriendly. Neither of these stories was true. They were moving because they had not been accepted here in a manner they thought fitting, had not been patronized, and after nearly two years knew only a few people and had only a few places to go. The new town would be better, or <o they thought. And this was the tragedy that rode along in the van with their furniture. The new town wouldn't be better. Because this was their second move. And they would surely repeat there the miscalculation they had made here. A clergyman who knew the Bagleys sized them up: "They were like so many retired people I see moving into town now after they get their pensions. They are groping, But If they are fairly well off they are proud of their past lives, and are carrying their ego on their backs. They want, and expect, attention. "Mr. Bagley was offered an ushering job at the church. He thought he should be on the governing board. Mrs. Bagley also was invited to work. She too found the status of the work too low. In other activities around town they took the same attitudes. Not arrogant, you understand. Just not interested in community roles less elevated than they hud during Mr. Bagley's career. "So they failed to make a foundation from which they could make new friends here. And in the meantime, it seems, they sat at home waiting for people to call on them first. Well, people don't do that anymore. New people in a town, and especially retired new people, have to forget the old Emily Post rules and go out and scratch to make a place for fhem- selves ..." Too many retired people nowadays are placing too high a value on their past careers, their titles, their past accomplishments, 01 their money. Nobody is very interested in them. Only in who and what they are now. • F«r Iht OOIPEN YEARS 3t-p9Rt b»oH,t. ttnd SOc in <«!r< ln « Hwnptl, to 0«pl. C$l>5, Bw 1*72, Gfond Ctnlrgl 5 to lion. Ntw York, N. V. 10017. AOROOi 1. Long cut 6.R«ft*ti 16. Pit* of Inttnity 12. Range part 13. Hun 14. Torme 18. Cue 16. Music hot« 17. factor 19. Cudgel 20. Hlfh card 21. Dainty 22. Edge 25. Persian prophet 26. Split 27. Fencer's cry M.O«Hd 29. California city 33. Exclamation 34. Appoint' ment 35. Extinct bird 36. Creation 38. Payment for Charon 39. Male duck 40. Fat 41. Perished 42. T«l«ffr*ph DOWN 1. Maltet 1. Girl's name 3. Transgress 4. Exclamation B.TUt •.Football kick i. Conjunction g. SteanUf channel 9. City of the Hills 11. List* of candidates 13. Climbing plant 16. Minced oath 18. Long hair 19, Storage place 21. To become bankrupt 22. French statesman (18621932) 23. Burton 24. Climbing plaht 25. Man- ufac- ture 27. Detest 29. Rowed 30. Shade of brown 31. Rope with running knot *n:5rd ana na kin awwHijnr.i •?I33P=IHHI HH iiMnzia naaaa WU. HMII HDBH 32. "Over hill and " 34. Nobleman 3?. Indo-Chtn. tribe 38. Japanese Sash 40. Cry of pain It 14- 17 ^^ 26 25 41 2. 3 M 16 20 S4 V* 14 M IS 40 21 56 50 »S SI 5Z supper and bazaar with about 60 attending. Mrs. Jesse Blanchard, Jr. and Jack Qulnn auctioned off the bazaar gifts which netted $80. Afterwards 500 was played with prizes going to Mrs. Jack Quinn, high, Mrs. Nobbie Thilges, low, Jack Qulnn, high, and Ronald Christenson, low and door prize. Hostesses were Mesdames Mary Flaig, Jesse Blanchard, Jr., Ervin Votteler and Nina Behrends. - o- Mrs. Bernadine Gerard, Titonka, was surprised when members of her sewing club gathered at her home forahouse-warming party. She and her husband had recently moved into the Lucy Newville home. -The evening was spent socially after a sack lunch was enjoyed by the club. ' - o- Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Thilges i.took'st,-Joe's cheerleaders to "&a pep rally at StolmLake. The cheerleaders were Kay Ann Frideres, Jean Becker, Patsy O'Brien and Alma nig. Hurt In Crash WESLEY - Jerry Frank, son of the Martin Franks, sustained serious head and back injuries in a car accident late Saturday night, Nov. 5, near Corwith when a car driven by Paula Hargrove of So. Sioux City, Neb., ran off a dead end road. She sustained a sprained ankle, fractured jaw and other cuts and bruises. They were taken to the Britt hospital. PORTLAND By Mrs. Victor Fitch iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininHiiiiHiiiiiiiiiwiiiiifliiiiiiiiii Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and Romona went to Fort Dodge Tuesday evening where they called on the David Smiths and took them out to supper. ."Too many folkj gqjhrough life running jfromsomeffiTngiNtA *lsn't after fliem'VT''^ 5 **^^;.!;'' "Kossnth Comity's Favorite Newspaper" Professional Directory ft:^ DOCTORS fcS:::::3*%::::y^^ DENTISTS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician ft Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Oftfce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician ft 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 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 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 : ::W OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE ff^^ ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J, R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance . 295-3176 206 E. Statd BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 995-2739 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodgt 2^5-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Insurance 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 106 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor 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 295-3758. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y, RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modem One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algooa, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So, Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon, » Tues. ^ Wed. * Fit 8:30 - 5;00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 * 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau; of KosiQth County Collectrite Service tyctbilt Report* CARtiOM r*m MANAQCMtWT COMPANY ltV| K Do4f« Pt>. }S9-t!l!

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