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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 8, 1966
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6-Algona (lo.) Upper Des MotnM Thurtddy, Dee. 8, 1966 3 TO 10 YEARS Three to ten years more in Viet Nam? That'* the forecast from a high military source close to the scene. We are slated to be able to stop the organized forces of the Viet Cong and their allies from North Viet Nam sometime around 19d8, says the forecaster. But It seems that to root out the guerrillas is going to take the additional time. All of this leads us to wonder just exactly how far Is the United States supposed to go In its commitment in the small, war-torn peninsula of Southeast Asia? Right now we have trouble telling friend from foe, and we suspect trying to exterminate guerrillas will be even worse. There is no use crying over the situation at the moment; we're in it, and seemingly there is no way for us to withdraw with honor. But if the actunl major fighting does come to a close, let us hope that the South Viet Namese regulars whom we have supplied and supported will be able to handle some of the mopping up details themselves. And just in case anyone comes around suggesting that the United States should somehow poke its nose into the impending troubles between Israel and Jordan, over in the Middle East, let's not forget too quickly what has happened to us in Viet Nam. A NICE TRY, ANYWAY The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have come up with their plans for what they term "flood control projects" in the Des Moines river valley of Iowa and Minnesota, and alas — one of those rejected was the idea of establishing a reservoir on the east fork of the Des Moines river near Algona. Some other areas fared better. Jefferson, for example, put on a real drive and one of the approved projects is a reservoir of 10,700 acres on the Raccoon river near Jefferson. That should result in quite an artifical lake — even though we shall refer to it as a "reservoir." Well, it was a nice try. State Senator Don Murray and others were instrumental in at least getting the Kossuth county "reservoir" considered, even if it was rejected. The Army Corps of Engineers has an intriguing task. They have millions to spend every ing year. That's where the "reservoirs" come spent so that there will be no surplus to stand in the way of new appropriations the following year. That's where the 'reservoirs" come in and they are but a small part of the many Engineer projects. We have no quarrel with the Engineers. They got the money and they spend it. Maybe next time around we can work out a "reservoir" project that is approved. Folks who make use of their spare time have none to spare. — The Bergen (N. J.) Citizen, tipper rs 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 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER |As(sbd 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 J4.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly S6.00 No lubtcripUon less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST ANOTHER POST-MORTEM Ortonville, Minn. Independent - Now that the election is over there is much speculation as to the reason for the defeat of so many Democrats, in view of the fact, "We never had it so good!" We think the main reason for the big GOP victory was the failure of the Democrats to check the ever increasing spiral of inflation which certainly is affecting the lives of everyone, and the rapidly Increasing Federal bureaucracy. Too much government, too much giveaway, too much Poverty Program and efforts toward "buying votes" at the expense of the working class and all taxpayers. Trying to cure all of our problems by passing a law, which too frequently has only complicated our problems and forced onto all more regulations, more bookkeeping and more red-tape. When the Federal Government kills the initiative of the average citizens, small farmer and small town businessmen by forcing upon him burdens and taxes he never before had, which it has done, It will have killed many of the nation's heretofore substantial taxpayers. And that is being done month by month, and year by year. Give us a breather — time to make adjustments — permit us an opportunity to make our own living and give all of us in the smaller comjnunities a little freedom such as our fathers and forefathers knew. If conditions continue as they have in the past two years look out for a "political revolution" two years hencel BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Spencer Reporter — "Ten years?" the man said. "Why they'll give you ten years for passing hot checks." This was the common reaction to the sentence given an Estherville man for second degree murder. But it happens all the time. Over at Dubuque, a grand jury reduced a charge of manslaughter against an Omaha man to assault with intent to cause great bodily injury. He was accused of beating his wife to death. In neither case was the reason given. The hearing at Esthervilie was behind closed doors. Grand jury findings normally are not reported. . There is no argument with the judgment in either case/.But;the r«asen»ibehind th^deci- -•iforis, no matter 'howli"^ should befmade public. When hearings are conducted behind closed doors, the public immediately develops a distrust. The only Important commodities courts must have in common are public trust and confidence. Open hearings reported in full don't sell more newspapers and make more radio and TV listeners. But they do clear up any skepticism the public may have concerning a case. In the cases mentioned, we are quite certain the reasons behind the sentence and the reduction are solid and logical. But if the record was made public, we would have no reason for doubt. DID YOU EVER NOTICE THESE? Contributed - Everything is farther than it used to be. It's twice as far to the station, for Instance, and they have added a hill, Seems to me they are making staircases steeper than they used to make them in the old days. And have you noticed the small print they are using? Newspapers are getting farther and farther away when I hold them, and I have to squint to make out the news. No sense in asking to have them read aloud. Everyone speaks in such a low voice that I can hardly hear them. The barber doesn't hold a mirror behind me any more so that I can see the back of my head. The material in my suits is always too skimpy around the waist, and in the seat. And shoe laces are so short they are all but impossible to reach. Even people are changing. They are so much younger than they used to be when I was their age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old classmate the other night, and he had aged so he didn't recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor old fellow while I was shaving this morning. While doing so, I looked at my reflection In the mirror. Confound itl They don't even use the same kind of glass in mirrors any more. For And About Teenagers ] SHOUUP I WRITE HIM A CA<5UAU UETTER ? THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a real problem and just don't know what to do. There's this certain boy I really like. I just love him so much, but he must not love me. I've known him most of my life, but it wasn't until just last summer we became real good friends. He's such a great guy. He's just the greatest thing on earth. He was so nice to me and acted like he really liked me. This fall he went away to school and I'm lost without him. His birthday was a few weeks after he left, so I sent him a birthday card and a letter. He didn't write back. Does this mean he doesn't love rne? It's been two weeks since his birthday. What can I do? Don't tell me (o forget him, because it's next to impossible. My friends tell rne he'll write, but 1 am beginning to doubt it. Help me. please! Should I write to him again? Just a 'casual' letter — I mean, we are friends." OUR REPLY: We won't tell you to forget him, since you make this request. But we will say you have built him into an image of the ideal man, which he probably is not. A gentleman would at least thank you for remembering his birthday. Give him time. Maybe, he will. If he doesn't, write another casual letter, giving him "news" about the hometown. If he doesn't reply, you may be sure he is too busy with other things and you'll probably not hear from him until he comes home on vacation. Our bet is that then he will want to be friends again and will be as nice as if he had never been away. M you have a l««nogt prabltm you wqnl (o diKUii. or on observation to mokt. addrtu you UH«r lo FOB AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. "Keep right on criticizing me and see if I take home any literature supporting the next school bond Issue." 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 4,1956 An $80,000 Algona Municipal Utilities project, to improve the voltage capacity of electric transmission lines within the city limits, was in progress and scheduled for completion in January. The project involved construction of four new sub-stations within the city, and new high voltage transmission lines connecting them with the power plant on Hall street. The new installations would boost the present voltage of 2,400 volts being sent over existing lines, to a capactiy of 13,800 volts over the new lines. - o- From Odds and Ends - "Kay Specht, a 10-year-old resident of Algona, startled a local barber shop the other day when he walked in and ordered a "Presley haircut." - o Something new and different was to be held at the Algona V.F.W. hall in Algona, when an air rifle match between Pee Wee teams sponsored by the Algona and SweaCity V.FiW. Posts would take place. There were 16 young- •j sters in the local Pee Wee squad, I according to Wilbur Zeigler, commander of the Algona post, and the group was to be split into two units in the near future. - o - Pictured were 15 students at lov/a State Teachers college, one of which would be selected as Old Gold beauty queen at Cedar Falls. Two young ladies from Kossuth County, Adel Herbst of Algona and Janice Gabel, Swea City, were among the finalists. -0- The Seneca basketball teams played their first game of the season at Lone Rock, dropping both games to Lone Rock, the girls losing 56-37 and the boys 47-43. Marilyn Johannesen led the local scoring in the girls* game with 26 points, while David Looft tallied 16 points and Roger Nielsen, 13 points for the boys' team. : - o - Darrel Davis, 165 pounder, proved to be the top man for Algona as the Bulldog wrestling team managed a sixth place finish in the annual Eagle Grove Invitational Tournament. The locals finished with 34 points, while Britt, tourney winner, had 71 and runner-up Ft. Dodge, 60. Leon Scheppman, 95 Ib., and Mike Seller, 133 Ib. each took second place awards. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seefeldt, Wesley, left by train for San Juan, Texas, to spend the winter months in their home there. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Jake Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Elsbecker of Bancroft were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Chris Madsen home at Livermore. The Beckers were formerly neighbors of the Madsens. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Naffziger of LuVerne left for a trip to Miami, Fla. along with about 200 Farm Bureau County presidents and members to attend the National Farm Bureau convention in Miami. Mr. Naffziger was president of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau. - o- A number of relatives were entertained at a joint birthday at the Cozy Inn Cafe at Whittemore in honor of Mrs. Ernie Meyer and her twin sister, Mrs. Herbert Potratz, who had birthdays. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Wichtendahl and Vernon, Mr., and Mrs. Ernie Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. James Schultz, Mrs. Ruth Schultz and Janice, and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Schultz and Debra. - o- Miss Jean Welp, Bancroft, was honored at a miscellaneous shower in St. John's hall. Jean was to be married to Don Hlxson of Des Moines with the ceremony to be held at Bancroft. - o Marilyn Kramersmeier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kram-. ersmeier of Ledyard, finished a six-month secretarial course at Mankato Commercial College and was leaving for Washington, D.C. where she would work for Civil service in the Navy department. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Tom Trenary and Kenneth Trenary were Thanksgiving Day guests at the Harold Becker home in Portland twp. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dugan and family of Estherville did not get down because of bad roads. 20HEBS AGO IN THI' FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 10, 1946 Joe Bradley of the Bradley Bros, implement firm in Algona was honored by election in Des Moines as president of the Iowa Retail Farm Equipment association. - o - On Dec. 8 the temperature was 66 above, the highest temperature in December ever recorded for this area. A previous high for the month was 65 above Dec. 6, 18391 Low temperature was 21 degrees. - o- Billy Jensen, 10, son of Mr. and Mr s.Millen Jensen of Seneca, was recuperating from a dislocated shoulder when the pony on which he was riding stumbled and fell, throwing the youngster on the ground. Bob Weisbrod, ex-service man was burned and an estimated $1,000 in damage was done to his trailer house at Ames when a gasoline stove exploded in the trailer while he was filling it. He received burns on a hand, one arm and his legs. Bob, son of the Elmer Weisbrodc of Fenton, was attending Iowa State College and he and his wife were living in the trailer. - o- Pictured were the new cheerleaders at St. Cecelia's Academy - Nancy Hutchison, ColettaFors- berg, Mary Joe Esser and Mary Alice Fox. - o - The Burt High School auditorium was to be the scene of a hilarious evening's entertainment when the juniors would present "Dictator Dad". In the cast were Jack McMullen, Jane Keith, Marilyn Ditsworth, Jim Carman, Kathleen Groen, Eugene Meyer, Beverly Ditsworth, Harold Reimers, Helen Graham, Kaye Holding, Shirley Lockwood and Lester Steward. - o- Vernon Voyles, son of Mrs. Glen Crilly, Algona, was in charge of the lighting for "Angel Street", a melodrama presented at Grlnnell College, where he was a freshman. - o- Woll over a thousand youngsters took full advantage of the free pony rides and free movies in Algona on the occasion of the annual Santa Claus Day, A parade started promptly at 1:30 p.m. down State street with the Algona High School band leading the procession, followed by the Seneca Saddle Club, and then Santa himself, riding on the back seat of a convertible. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerdes, and daughter Darlene, Lakota, went to St. Louis Mo., for several days visit with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gerdes. - o- Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Waite of Fenton were returning from Leech Lake, Minn., and had the misfortune to crash into the rear of a parked truck owned by an electric company from Rolfe about three-fourths of a mile north of Fenton. No one was injured but there was damage to both vehicles. - o Junior Schenck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schenck of Union twp., had been at home since his Thanksgiving vacation with a severe siege of strep throat. However he hoped to be able to return to his studies at Coe College within a week. - o- Dick Opheim, senior in the Bode High School and a back on the 1946 football squad, received honorable mention by the Iowa Daily Press association' as back on the all-state team. - o - Sonja Rae, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goetsch, LuVerne, fell while playing at school and hurt herself quite WMDFAI YEARS SHOULD RETIRED MAN PAY FOR GRANDSON'S COLLEGE? You are of retirement age, and you have some savings you don't expect to need. You have a grandson, 18, who bears your name. He has entered college. But the boy's parents (your son and his wife) are talking about the financial burden college has placed on them. They are saying they may not be able to keep up the payments after the current semester. The boy's mother keeps mentioning Viet Nam and the possibility that the boy will be drafted if he drops out of college. So do you dig into the savings and solve the problem? 1. The education of a boy is the responsibility of his parents, not his grandparents. This is pretty well established. Did your Grandpa help educate YOU? Jf you're like most men retiring in 1966 your Grandpa probably wanted you yanked out of high school in the 10th grade to help Pa on the farm. 2. Almost any kid who has the will and the ability to get a college education can get it nowadays without aid from grandparents, or even his parents. Scholarships, grants, and loans abound, as any college administrator will tell you. 3. The college money a boy gets from his parents is sacrifice money, or duty money. The money he gets from Grandpa is different. It s a free gift. 4. A college boy, being a human being first and a beloved grandson second, will be inclined to take for granted what he gets for free, and after a while expect it as a right. 5. Parents of a college boy, being human beings first and parents second, are very likely to get into the habit of accepting any handout from a grandparent . . . and to expect it. It is doubtful that any grandparent who started contributing to the education of a college freshman would get out from under the gun for four years. 6. It is doubtful, really, that a grandparent could get free of the handout for six years, because a boy who had been getting money for four years could put up a powerful argument for a subsidy for the two years while he gets established in a career. 7. College boys get married these days. Then they have babies. If Grandpa were paying S2.000 a year to keep the boy in college would he stop now? Or sweeten the pot to §3,000? 8. The 1966 college boy can spend happily in six months as much money as the 1966 retired man worked grimly for six years to save. Not because the kid is bad but because times change. U'hat has been said here does not seek to keep a grandfather from enriching a grandson's life instead of enriching his own. Not much. for Iht GOLDEN YEARS 36-pogt bookl.l, itnd 5ft in coin Ing llgmpi), Ig D«pl CSP5, Bo» 1672, Grand Ctnlral Station, N«v Vs/k. N. V. 10017. PI 1771 p rUaLL LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Island in Mrthof Clyde B. Social climber ». Don's relative 10. Ship frames 12. Snoops 18. Bestow 14. Consume 15. God of pleasure 16. Pronoun 17. Artist's studio 20. Born 21. Revise 22. Lancaster 23. Measure 25. Large land mass 28. Puts forth effort 32. Container for wine 83. Malt and hops establishment 34. Exclamation 35. Man's nickname 36. Is able 37. Wooden shoe 39. Belief 41. English river 42. Sharpened 43. Sheltered 44. Behaves DOWN 1. Scold 2. Joined 3. Step up to mark 4. Bitter vetch B. Thin, as fabric 6. Convent members 7. Ancient 8. Part of a furnace 9. Javelin 11. Sugary 15. Improves 18. Tibetan priest 19. Sherbet 20. Greek letter 22. Ale 24. Devon river 25. Nautical aaaa oaaa gaaaa saoaa HiaauH Sassaa ami! aara ran tag aaaa mag ex- clama- tion ae. vast desert region 27. Pro- — noun 29. Not long ago 30. Barters 31. Assembly of eccleslas- 39. tics 33. City: 40. Montana aaii2iiii3 ill IIP 35. 38. Left Chief deity: Babyl. Mandarin tea Fabled flier 11 14 34 57 4T Z7 IB 16 15 19 15 li ZA 4Z S3T it 40 20 29 Ib 10 badly. She was taken to the General hospital in Algona, but x-rays showed no broken bones. - o Phyllis Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Crwford, Algona, returned to Des Moines following a few days with her parents. She was a nurse at the Lutheran hospital. - o- In Nov., 1944, Robert Deal, Algona, in the U. S. Navy, received his pay in denominations that included a $2 bill, on the west coast. Just for fun he wrote his name, date and U.S. Navy on the $2 bill, then spent it in San Francisco. Two years later, the bill turned up at the Coffee Shop in Algona and was discovered by Paul Parkins, owner of .the Cafe when he was checking his day's receipts. It's a small worldl GRAND CHAMPION "Tablet", owned and shown by Roger Nichols of Prairie City, was named Grand Champion Steer of the Golden Spike National Livestock Show held in Ogden, Utah last month. Shrinks Hemorrhoids New Way Without Surgery Stops Itch-Relieves Pain New York, N.Y^ (Special) - For the first time science has found a new healing substance with the astonishing abiljty to shrink hemorrhoids, stop itching, and relieve pain —without surgery. In case after case, while gently relieving, pain, actual reduction (shrinkage) took place. Most amazing of all—results were so thorough that sufferers made astonishing statements like "Piles have ceased to be a problem!" The secret is a new healing substance (Bio-Dyne®)—discovery of a world-famous research institute. This substance is now available, in suppository or ointment form under the name Preparation H®. At all drug counters. S : SS::::p::::::::ft¥ft%%¥«S Professional Directory ^ftWiW^A^wsffss^a-aiSfls DOCTORS DENTISTS MELV1N G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician A Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Reridmce Phone 2P5-2277 J. N. KBNEFICK, M.D. Physician ft Surgeon 218 W. SUto Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN. M. 8CHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians ft Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 296-6817 PR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Deattst At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAP8ADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance 208 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge _ 295-2785 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 2954443 Home — Automobile — Farm _ Polio Insurance _ HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto,, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 _ Ted.S. Herbat _ KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 174,000,000 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 W5-W66 P.O. Box 337 Algom, Iowa. 8UNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. L. L. 8NYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 298-2711 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICK8ON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid GlasMt 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 AttESfcSSSSW^^ SSSSW^^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN. Summer Office Hours Mon. • Tues. - Wed. • Frl. 8:30 • 5:00 Thurs. • Sat. — 8:30 • 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of KoiRutk County Cpllectrite Service Factbilt Reports ass CAntSOH Fww MAHAQBKXMT CQMPAMY U'/i M. Dtdff Ph. 2IJ-JM1

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