The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1966
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REORGANIZATION PROPOSALS lowant ihould b« following with interest th* vorloul report* being made a* the result of hiring of a Chicago consulting firm to study ways and means of feorganitating state government. One of the major suggestions was that the present 127 existing state agencies be reorganized into 13 major department*. If sounds good. But there have been various suggestions in the past, some of them acted upon, and the reorganization has re- Suited in not fewer departments, but MORE departments before the final reorganization It completed. It is much easier to ADD new departments than It is to ELIMINATE them. Other suggestions made Include one that the total number of counties be reduced. This Is not exactly new; and it is not likely to be one that is adopted. The state government is not too much different in its problems than the federal government, or county governments for that matter. There Is one bureau operating in Washing* ton that was established in the emergency of World War I - it is still there, tucked away under a title that obscures its original purpose, and nobody ever got around to eliminate It after World War I. And we'll bet the employees scurry around creating useless work for themselves so that there seems to be some reason for its continuance. We have some of the same thing in county and state units of government, too, and we presume also in the larger cities. Anytime anyone really wants to reorganize government Into a more efficient, practical and economical arrangement. It can be done. But In the process it Is going to step on numerous toes, and the outcry and propaganda against it would be deafening. Nobody wants lo let go of a good thing. REACTIONARY TOE-HOLD There seem to be winds of reaction sweep- Ing through some quarters of the globe, including our own. The last election, in which conservative candidates won more offices than did so-called liberals, has given the real reactionaries an opening — and they are not loathe to ignore it. Senator Steven Young, Ohio, said that "Fascism again has raised its ugly head." And he wasn't talking about several areas In West Germany where neo-Nazis won seats in the national government. Senator Young refers to it as "the lunatic fringe." Under this heading he lumps various groups that accuse everyone that disagrees with their own brand of "Americanism" of being a communist or communist sympathizer — an easy way to put those disagreeing with you on the defensive and made suspect. Cited were organizations such as Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi party, the Liberty Lobby, the Minutemen, Bill James Hargis 'Christian' Crusade, the Manlon Forum, the HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Alg6n«, Iowa Zip Code 105II Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINE8 PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING RUM Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman i n t IOUIR PRESS i c 0 I D VSSOCIRTIORJ D D NATIONAL NEWSPAPII NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA Year, in advance, Semi-weekly ............ ..1-J.OO SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance. Semi weekly ............. it) .00 No subscription leu than 6 montha. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON .REQUEST National Economic Council, Americans for Constitutional Action, Young Americans for Freedom, and a number of other names. This newspaper has received literature from some of them, and we admit we're not enough informed about them to speak on the subject — we just throw their proageanda in the waste basket — but we'll take the word of a U.S. Senator that their organization names are misleading. They all have some idea to sell, usually one based on hate, bigotry, and prejudice — and for ulterior purposes and not all in keeping with their high-sounding names. Under the guise of jousting with alleged communists, these groups would undermine our basic institutions and try to reshape America into a totalitarian fascist state. Their tactics are the big lie and the wanton smear, th* same tactics often used by lesser lights in quest of their own personal goals. Beware of them; they are a real menace to America's freedom. BOTH POOR CANDIDATES Orundy Center Register - Two high ranking school men who were candidates for the state's highest office were defeated at the late election. One of them was defeated by a democrat, during a GOP landslide year. The other was defeated by a republican. Robert Beck, a successful newspaper man from Centervllle, was defeated by William Murray for the republican nomination for governor. After Murray's defeat at the late election, the Centerville newspaper man stated that the democratic candidate for governor would have been defeated if the campaign against him had been conducted differently, which he no doubt would have done had he received the nomination. We doubt if any candidate could have defeated Governor Hughes this year and that would have been doubly true if the newspaper man had been the GOP candidate. We dislike to admit it, but newspapermen and college professors do not make winning candidates for public office. That was proven again at the late election when only 2 of the 124 members of the new Iowa state legislature will be newpaper men. IS IT WORTH IT? lyen County Reporter — We often wonder what it is that makes a man become a candidate for political office. We have just wound up a campaign in which candidates for national, state and local office have been out working "like beavers," only it appears to us that the candidates have been working harder than any beavers we have ever heard of. The candidates for United States senator, for congress, for governor and other state offices, have crossed and cris-crossed the state and the district. They have lost sleep, spent untold thousands of dollars and simply worn themselves to a frazzle. The price that a candidate has to pay to get into a major office is becoming ridiculous Senator Maurice Neuberger, of Oregon, said recently that when she ran for a short term to fill the vacany left when her husband died, it cost $80,000 for the effort - now she in- dlcated that would be only a drop in the bucket. We suspect-but we can't prove it— that both Congressman Stan Greigg and his opponent Wiley Mayne each spent, or had spent for them, more than $50,000 for their campaigns. And the financial cost is only a part of the problem. There is the terrific physical punishment that the candidates must go through. When Harold Hughes was here during his campaign for reelection as governor, his pilot said that the governor was completely worn out. He said that he would get back in the plane after a stop, and that he would be completely exhausted. There ought to be a better, cheaper, less time consuming way of campaigning. Waltham, Mass., News-Tribune: "The current struggle between school administrators and boys with long hair Is not new to American education. According to B. B. Chapman of the Florida State University History Department, back in 1901 the Office of Indian Affairs began a campaign to make young Indian males stop the 'objectionable and immoral' practice of wearing long hair. Tht Indians resisted, and it wasn't until they became more assimilated into American culture that they voluntarily gave up their long hair, •ays Chapman." For And About Teenagers) THE WEEK'S LETTER; "I was going with this guy for eight months. He a»ked me to me Senior-Junior Prom last year. About two week* before the prom, he stopped calling me and darted ignoring me in ichooj. So, I forgot about the During the summer we didn't see much of each other. Just before school started, we got back together again. Later, I found he was going with me and with one of my best girlfriends. 1 broke up with him. This year, he has again asked ,me to the prom. Yet, he is still going steady with my girlfriend. He keeps saying he is going to break with her, but he never does. What should I do? 1 really like him a lot." OUR REPLY: Do nothing if you enjoy playing second fiddle and are willing to overlook the fact that he asked you to the prom, then conveniently forgot that he asked you. He went to the prom, didn t he; with someone else? Forget the steady bit. Consider him a friend (?). If he asks you for a date, or to the prom, remind him that he left you standing in the cold once before and you want him to be certain he has made up his mind before he asks you to go with him. * yeu hov» a Ittnogt probl.m yov wgnl to O'Kuii, gr an sburvolion to digit, oddr.ii you l«N*r to FOK AND A»OUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN P8ESS SERVICE F1ANXFOII, KY. CHRIST/MS 1$ NiA* 20YKRS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 3, 1946 The Iowa State Highway Commission was considering a change in highway 169, entering Algona from the north, which would result in construction of a new section of highway from the "Rainbow Bridge" up to Jones Street, and also the probable construction of new bridge over the Des Moines river. -o- 'I The hot lunch program was initiated Into St. Joseph's school at St. Joe under the supervision of Mary Evelyn Bormann, assisted by Susan Naber, Marthir~ Thllges and Marjorie Gales. About 175 pupils, were served dally. - o - Thanksgiving Day dinner guests at the J. W. Hart man home at Lone Rock were Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. , Everett Hartman and John of Fenton, Eunice Schneider of Emmetsburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sorenson of Ringsted. - o- Grand opening of..-Algona's newest place of business, the Marshall Wells store, located on State street just east of the Foster Furniture store, was held Dec. 6. The firm was one of the biggest wholesale hardware distributors in the world. I. E. Hutchins was manager of the local store, and local employees who had been hired included Mary Muller, Gladys Elbert, June Steven, Thomas E. Beardsley, Mrs. Elaine Hutchins and Louetta J. Sheirbon. - o - Jack Robinson of Corwith had purchased the East End poultry station from Jim Have rly at Wesley. Mrs. Robinson was the former Donelle Erdman, daughter of the Paul Erdmans. They had a home in Corwith. - o - Glen Wilson gave the Lakota school children a real thrill when he dropped two turkeys off the town hall for the children to catch. The first one was for the grade children and Harlan Heldecker, a fifth grader, was the lucky boy. The second turkey was dropped for the high school young folk and Howard Thompson was the winner. - o - Lorena Riebhoff, who taught at Eagle Grove, and her brother John, who was a student at Morningside College, spent the Thanksgiving weekend with their parents, the L. E. Riebhoffs, Burt. - o- Eileen LJeurence, daughter of Mrs. Mary Lieurence, Union twp., was elected treasurer of the Sigma Chi Delta fraternity, a national honorary English fraternity, at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City. - o - George Meyer, Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Ostwald and family, Mr. and Mrs, Bert Seely and son Keith, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Greinert and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Erwin Bruhn home, Whittemore. - o - Thanksgiving dinner and supper guests of the Ed Riches of the Four Corners area were Mr. and Mrs. MertonChristensenand children, James Christensen, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Elbert and Mf S . Elbert's son Vincent Nelson of Whittemore, and John Gappa. Henry Eggertb-, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eggerth, Lakota, underwent an operation for appendicitis at Mercy hospital in Ft. Dodge. Henry, who had been recently discharged from the. service, suffered an attack between Lakota and Swea City and was taken by ambulance to Ft. Dodge where the operation was performed immediately. - o Mr. and Mrs.RoyMathisonand sons David and Mark, and Dorothy Kuchynka of Minneapolis came for Thanksgiving at the Charles Kuchynkas, Algona, parents of Mrs. Mathlson and Dorothy. They were joined at 'dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker and Mrs. Becker's mother,Mrs. Mary Otto. ' ' Gordon and Don, sons of Attorney and Mrs. L. A. Winkel, Algona, arrived from Ames and Dubuque respectively, where they were students at the Iowa State "-and txfras colleges, to spend the holiday weekend. - o - St. Joe defeated St. Cecelia's Academy by a score of 36-Z4. Tommy White, with 14 points, led St. Cecelia's scoring. R. Gales of the visiting team starred for the victors, tossing in seven baskets and also eight throws for a total of 22 points for the winners. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES November 27, 1956 Ed Luedtke of Letts Creek was the only hunter to date who had bagged a deer with a bow and arrow in 1956. He had also gotten a deer the same way last year, as had several others. However, the bow and arrow hunting seemed to have diminished. - o - Peace officers in the area had been kept busy investigating highway smasb-nps since foor inches of sno*, accompanied by freezing rain, hit the county. A total estimate of $2,650 damages had resulted from eight mishaps, but no fatalities. High temperature reading for the week was 41 degrees with the low a -1. - o- CYpress it was! That was the new dial telephone prefix that would identify Algona telephone numbers which were in the process of being assigned to all of the 3,100 Algona telephone users, who in the not too distant future would be dialing instead of asking for their party by number. - o- Don Grant, a student at the Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Fails, came home by bus and spent the Thanksgiving weekend at his parental Frank Grant home at Wesley. Mr. and Mrs. Grant and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hammond started for Cedar Falls but at Garner they turned around and came home due to the blizzard conditions and slippery roads. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Naylor and children Judy and Gary, Algona, returned from a trip to Canada where they visited relatives. They were gone nine days and reported that they were surprised to find more . snow in Iowa than in Canada. - o- Algona's Bulldogs battled their heads off for a half at Belmond but the veteran Broncos came back to notch a 75-56 victory due in large part to a hot third period. Jerry Rupp topped Algona with 20 points, followed by Bob Slobe who got 15, all in the first half. Algona's B- team, with Jerry Cowan, scoring 13 points and Dick Barh, nine, zoomed to an easy victory, 3817. - o - A family get-together was enjoyed at the Orville Ruby home at Lakota. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ploeger and Ruthie, Mr. and Mrs. Englebart, Logeman and family of Ledyard, Mr. and Mrs.. John Johanneson, Lone RodsfMf; JMHfjsTTO&rt Ruby and i 1tiunily,. : Eimore r ..ib'.' and Mrs. Paul Kockler, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Heetland and boys of Lakota, and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Johanneson and family of Swea City. - o - Mrs. Robert Munger, Algona, entertained at a party in honor of the tenth birthday of her daughter, Judy. Guests were Patty Price, Mary Ann Sigsbee, Nancy Muckey, Ann Segar, Barbara Kuchenreuther, Marilyn Miller, Marilyn Black, Kendra Seeley, Judy Ackerman, Patty Reilly and Bonnie Cook. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Louis -Geisking and family of Titonka left for Arizona where they planned to THE GOLDEN YEARS HOUSEBREAKING A HUSBAND - THE KEY TO GOLDEN YEARS class on "How To' "7. You will shave daily, ex- The class on Housebreak a Retired Husband" will now come to order: Your first step, about a week before your husband comes home in retirement, is to secretly appoint yourself Chairman of the Board — your husband is going to be pretty bored for a few montha. Then, as Chairman, set the policy for your house. This policy should include — but not' be confined to —- the following: "My Beloved Husband — "As of 24 hours following your retirement, the policies stated below will be in effect: "1. You will wear your shoes at all times except when you are in bed. Opcasionally, you may kick them off at 10 P.M. while watching television. "2. You yourself will empty all ashtrays dirtied in thi> daytime. I will continue emptying them in the evening and on weekends. "3. You will not — repeat NOT — ever in the living room in your undershirt. "4. You will stay out of my kitchen (as 1 will stay out of your workshop) unless invited, or unless you have chores there that have been previously agreed on. "5. You may try to cook from time to time, and I will clean up your messes. But under no condition will you cook within two hours before or- after mealtime. "6. You will help me make the bed daily. Not to save half my time, but three-tourths of my time. So efficient is four-hand bed-making that two people can do it in a fourth the time it takes one. cept in exceptional cases. "8. You will stop any dirty job you are doing at least 30 minutes before any meal, and make yourself presentable to come to the table. One night each week you will wear a shirt, tie, and jacket at dinner. Once each month you will take me out to dinner — if only to a drive-in hamburger stand. "9. You will be allowed to complain only two days about any ailment you have, after which you go to a doctor. "10. You will be allowed to act like a juvenile-out-of-school for two weeks after you retire, then fall into deep gloom for three weeks thereafter. Then, you snap out of it and start living. "Your Devoted Wife" Within the framework of this policy, you wives should lure your retired husbands into sharing the housework. Because it's fair, but also because they will actually like it. You should let them subscribe to two newspapers, so they'll have something to talk about except themselves, and watch daytime TV so they'll stay out of your hair. You should take afternoon naps with them ... for a while ... if they want to. You should use all your social wiles to help them make friends because they're going to need some. You should demand that both husband and wife have three hours a day free of each other, to pursue personal affairs. For th. C Old EN YEARS 3t-i»gt ttnd 5k in coin ine tlompil, lo Dtp! CSP5. Bw K.72, Grgnd C.nlfgl Station, N.w York. N. Y. 10017. CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Grotto 5. Seize 9. Cavalry 8 word 10. Shade of green M. Island off "Greece 13. CasJi 14. Retired 35. Fasten, as with stitches 36. Nickel: sym. 17. Bone 18. Bottle tops 20. Franklin 21. Salad ingredient 23. Floating mass of ice 24. Belief 26. Heap 28. Kind of whisky 31. Single unit 32. Bard 33. Recto: abbr. 34. Sun god 35. Over: poet. 36. Pinaceoua tree 37. Exchange, as goods 39. Rose family plants 41. Scrap of paper 42. Spree: «L 4 3. Barnyard fowl 44. Ordered tXDWlf 1. Famous tenor 2. Incite 3. An wt-O.I. 4. Before 5. Large volumes 8. Below: naut. 7. Relatives 8. Equalizer fora vehicle 9. Dart 11. Ogling 15. Important TV figure 18. Sleeveless garment 10. Hew Zealand tribe 20. Flexed 22. Birthmark 23. Foot covering: 25. Frost 26. Harbors 27. Oraf t, horticul- turally 29. Crouch in fear 30, A quadruped (ACT WEEKS ANSWER jm USffiM M532JM ZIH3 BOB aua rawa as* LDUHH BH!3UH 3333 arjaa aaaa gnaw 32. Chirps 35. Norse goA 3«. Ward off 38. Part of "to be" 30. Poorest fleece 40. By way of 54 5T* 5T 27 22 24 4» IB SS 19 32 IS 10 1% 25 39 44 23 40 20 36 10 V* M 30 spend two months vacationing. The children would attend school while there as soon as they decided on a definite place to reside. - o Nancy and Phyllis Mackintosh and RitaSchwendemann, who were attending Mornlngslde College at Sioux City, were spending their Thanksgiving vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Mackintosh and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Schwendemann of Livermore. - o- Mrs. Harry Haase of Fenton won the door prize at the recent First Anniversary open house held at the Peterson Furniture store. She received a silverware setting for eight. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hanson and Granville.v/Frye -ofWSwea-i Eagle twp., returned after a visit with friends and relatives In Los Angeles and other places. Mrs: Hanson left three weeks previous by train and Laurence • and GranvUle left a week later. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nordseth of Whittemore were pleasantly surprised when a number of .neighbors and friends gathered at their home to help them celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary. Guests Included Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Peril, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Voigt, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt, Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith. Always use rustproof nails and fasteners for outdoor structures such as fences, decks, arbors, and i tool sheds. LOOKING FOR BARGAINS? Watch the CLASSIFIEDS Professional Directory W.-^i^W#:%:.<:%^^ DOCTORS DENTISTS MBLVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician * Surgeon 116 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Reeidence Phone 2J6-2277 J, N. KENEFICK, M.D. Phyaician 4 Surgeon 218 W. SUte Street Office Phone 295-2353 Realdence Phone 295-2614 JOHN. M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Rtaktace Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Pbyaiciana It Surgeon* 220 No. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 295-2406 Residence Phone 295-MI7 PR. J. B. HARRW, JR. Destfat At 822 E. State Phone ZBp-2394 DR. J. G. CLAP8ADDUE Deitfat - At 112 N. Thoringtoa Phone BK-2244 for Appointment INSURANCE ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonda — All Linea Of Insurance 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge _ 295.2786 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 2954443 Home — Automobile — Farm _ Polio Insurance HERBST INS, AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Form. Phone 2954733 _ Ted .S. ,H*rb8t " KOSSUTH MUTUAL ~ INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 174,000,000 wprth of insurance in foree. Phone 295*3789. Lola Scuffbam, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modem One-Stop Insurance n Service Business -~ Home - Car « Ufa Phone 2S5-5955 P.O. Box 337 DR. L. L. 8NYDER 113 East State Telephone HM71I dosed Saturday Afternoon* DR. HAROLD w. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses ~ Hearing Aid Glaaast * East State Street Phone 290-2198 1l Sf n L*'P AM to 5;0 ° *•*> Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIBLD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 106 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 2954741 Chiropractor DR. M, R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. . Tues. . Wed. . fti, 8:30 . 5:00 Thurs. . Sat. - «;» , U:« MISCELLANEOUS Credit BHTCM •f Koimt* CMMty Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports SUNPET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service JU So. Podge - Algona, Phone $5-23*1 1*1* Ffc. HHffl

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