The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 22, 1966 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, December 22, 1966
Page 10
Start Free Trial

2-AI0«na (la.) Upptr D«t Motrm Tftvrtdejr, 0«c 22, 1966 ttoper De$loto$ STILL OPEN SPACES A* our metropolitan city ci'izent — ond we mtam big citi«* — struggle with growing problem* of oir pollution, traffic congestion, in- creating crime rate*, decay of major buiinett •ectiont, problems of municipal financing, thete who live in the more open space* and •mailer title* can feel extremely fortunate. Problem* efciit, of courie, in areas of lets population, but nothing in comparison to those of the metropolitan areas. The trend of the past few years to exit from large cities Into the suburban areas surround* Ing them hat only partially solved the problems. Suburbia allows for a little cleaner air arid perhaps a more acceptable social climate, but it increases the problems of Iron- (portatlon back Into the cities and dews not get away from the heavy tax burdens faced with new suburban areas that have to expend their utilities, schools, streets and similar neessitie* as their own populations grow. We note where some computer-minded expert has predicted that within a few short years some 85% of the population of the country will be living .in or adjacent to large metropolitan areas. We doubt this assumption. It would seem to us to make more sense, and lead to better living, for more of the industries now concentrated in air polluted, traffic-ridden major cities to study the attractive possibilities of locating in less crowded areas, where their employees can enjoy a little cleaner air and not spend several hours a day going to and coming from their employment. There Is still a lot of wide open Aemrica. FELL FLAT ON FACE The offering of a $25 bonus to anyone who can bring in a prospect to take examinations for the Job Corps points up one reason why the general public looks with great skepticism on some of the newer Federal projects. It teems that the Job Corps has already been paying state employment services the equivalent of $45 to $50 for every new Job Corps trainee they produce, but this has not been sufficient to keep the Job Corps quota filled. And because it is not filled, the cost per year per trainee has been running around $12,000 which is more than the average yearly cost of a university education. Congress set a $7,500. limit on per trainee cost, so the Job_Corps bureau wants more enrollment to. reduce the per trainee cost. . That is their reason for adding a $25 bonus for recruiting. But to the average person, it seems a little questionable as to the merits of a project if you have to go to such extremes to get young people even interested. The original intent of the Job Corps was commendable, to train untrained young folks for useful occuptions. But it just doesn't seem to be generating sufficient enthusiasm on the port of those it was expected to roach. It has, of course, provided HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535- Algona, Iowa Zip Code Men Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor 4 Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Russ Kelley Denny Waller JACK PURCELL, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $8.00 Hlnglt Coplei lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $7.00 No subscription l«u than 9 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST tome generous payrolls for administrators of the program, ond substantial contracts for the firmt who have taken over management of the Job Corpt training centers. It was a good idea, perhaps, but if seemi to hove fallen flat on its face. POLITICS IN HIGH GEAR Brett News-Tribune - L. 0. Liddy just could not woit until he tokes office next month to let all the people who elected him Secretory of Agriculture know about the political patronage bloodbath he's going to embark on. He announce grandly lost week that half of the current ag department staff is going to be fired. Liddy, who knows something about getting fired himself since the voters gave him the old heave ho in '64, had indicated of this writing that disposal notices were on their way to nearly 40 deportment employees with the promise of more to come. Included, presumably, will be a number of department veterinarians who aren't supposed to have anything to do with partisan politics anyway. During Ken Owen's undistinguished term in the ag department, a public furor was raised over the firing of a milk inspector operating in northwest Iowa by the name of Richard Dennler. Fella by the name of Coad replaced him, we recall. Lost we heard, Liddy was firing Coad and hiring the aggrieved Mr. Dennler to an office job. Dennler's salary, by the way, will be better than $11,000 per year, more than twice what he was being paid during Liddy's first term. We're hard put to imagine just what Dennler had done, or what Liddy thinks he has done since, to make him worth twice as much to the people of Iowa. As political capital he probably is worth twice as much to the politically sharpshooting Mr. Liddy, but we strongly doubt if he's worth any more than he was previously to the taxpayers. The point of all this Is: "who's working for whom?" These people are employees of the state; they are working for us. We are paying their salaries through our taxes. We are not supposed to be growing political plums for the Republicans and Democrats. And as we are paying appointed officials' salaries, we are paying Mr. Liddy's salary just as well . . . which is a situation the voters may want to reverse again a couple of years hence. JCCtF?HIRT ON! NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. Eagle Grove Eagle — Analysts and Commentators are expousing all kinds of theories to explain the nation-wide Republican sweep in the General Election. It doesn't seem nearly as Important to this writer to worry this question Io death as it does for the party to settle down and organize and unite to keep the gains they made in '66 for the 1968 presidential campaign. After all, winning one nation wide sweep In 34 years isn't anything to lose your heads about. It simply means that the Republican party's new look in candidates philosophy and unity gives them a chance at the polls with the independent voters. We hate to see this talk about a "stop Romney move" by the Nixon forces and "promote Reagan" move by the more conservative Republicans. All the Republicans gained in this election Is a chance at the polls If they have learned their lesson and that is that they must be united and must be organized clear down to the precinct level. They must also, recognize that the independent voter won this election for them and listen to this voice in all of their actions and decisions, Columbia, Mix., Columbian-Program: "The recent death of a civil rights bill in the United States Senate It a significant Indication of a change In the political wind. Despite what sometlmei appears to be the case, pollticant usually vote clote to the wishes of their constituents on bills which have stirred Intent* emotion* . . . Mo»» observer* agree one factor which played a part In turning public opinion agalntt the bill was widespread resentment over recent rloti and disorders In the nation'* cities." Tower City Pa./ Herald: "Inflation means to 'blow up.' It can be conjugated thusi 'Inflate, Inflated, busted.' Those who believe inflation can be controlled at any desired point may also believe that an atom bomb can be exploded just a'little." [ For And About Teenagers SHOUUP BE AULOWEP TO HAVF A PARTV IN A WHILE../; r THE W««K'« INTO* "I am thirteen and live In a rather •mall town. There Is a party •bout once a month. My mother told me that I cannot go to any more partie* because I didn't rpme home from the last one VflttUl £M. «r after. She eeemj to think pftrtle* are for older married people and little children. I think (hat girls and boy* my age should be allowed to have a party once in A while, and have some clean fun. Please, if you understand and agree with me, try to explain to my mother and to other parent* that a party for teenager* is not wrong. Why can't we have clean fun once In a while?" OUR REPLY: You missed your mother's point entirely. You are not being restricted because you went to a party. What got you into hot water was the fact you stayed out later than the probable "curfew" hour. Your mother probably has no objections to parties for teenagers. She does object to you staying out late and probably has no intention of letting the "party" business get out of hand. Why not ask her If you may have a party —.within hours designated and acceptable to her and to other parents? H y«v ta»t a itinogt problem yew oam to d'Kuit. e' an «blirvgtJo« Io makr edd'tn yov l»B«r Io FOI AND AIOUT IfENACEIS COMMUNITY AND SU1UUAN PIESS SMVICf f MNUFQtl K*. 10YEHRS I CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO LAST WEEKS IN tut from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS George Washington resigned his commission, December 23, 1783. Maryland ceded 10 square miles for national capital site, December 23, 1788. The Treaty of Ghent was signed, December 24, 1814. Christopher (Kll) Carson was born December 24, 1809, December 25 is Christmas. The John Wanamaker store, in Philadelphia, installed the first electric arc lights in a store, December 26, 1878. Japanese planes bombed Manila, December 27, 1941. The U. S. government seized railroads to avert strikes, December 27, 1943. Iowa was admitted to the Union, December 28, 1846. The Irish Free State became the State of Eire, December 27, 1937. The last major conflict between U. S. troops and Indians took place at Knee Creek, South Dakota, December 29, 1890. Club at her home with eight members present along with the following guests: Anna Marie Mitchell, Mrs. Henry Tieman and Mrs. Jack Tieman and Terry. - o- Tbe John Nyman family and Mr. and Mrs. George Nyman of Lone Rock spent a Sunday afternoon visiting Mr. and Mrs. JohnKylen and family at Swea City helping him celebrate his birthday. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Elbert returned to Whittemore from Englewood, Colo., where Mrs. Elbert had spent the past three months. Andrew Elbert, Otto Bell and son Bernard met them at Boone. - o Shirley Anliker and the junior choir made a tour of the Algona business section Thursday evening, singing Christmas carols. The chofr of youthful voices wasia most commendable activity. Miss Anliker coached the group. - o- Mrs. George Heetland and daughter, Mrs. Arils Nurre, Lakota, went to Des Molnes where Arlis went to Mercy hospital for a check-up on her arm which had been in a cast for six weeks. The twin daughters, Faustine and Fancbon, accompanied them home for the Christmas holidays. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crulk- sbank of Union twp., entertained a group for cards with six tables of 500 in play. Edward Hopkins and Mrs. Henry Tjaden were high score winners. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DBS MOINES December 24,1946 Pictured was Algeria's newest piece of fire fighting equipment. The new addition to the city's equipment cost $4,975, was a Chevrolet chassis, had a 100 horsepower engine and could pump 500 gallons a minute. Bee- cause of the cab-over-englne type of front, the new truck was especially adapted for making sharp corners and getting into narrow spaces with a minimum of turn- ' Ing and backing. . \ '"* -'d'-" •'•'•" ?• ••: \ The Weidenhoff Co. of Chicago, * who were given a five year lease on the former Algona hemp plant, expected to start limited production of automotive and aviation accessories Feb. 1. To start with the company expected to employ between eight and ten men and six or eight women locally, and estimated that when full production was reached, there would be about 100 employed at the plant. - o Burt High School defeated St. Cecelia's Academy ,here by a score of 52-34. Tommy White was high point man for the contest, while Salisbury and E. Hasse of Burt led their team's scoring. Algona High School basketball team had a bad weekend, losing one game to Eagle Grove 33-29, and the second to Webster City 38-37. Both tilts were North Central Conference battles and , were played on the Algona floor, putting the locals in a 2- 2 position for the season so far. - o- Funeral services for Jimmie Neville, an Algona merchant for 37 years, were held at St. . Cecelia's Catholic church. Mr. Neville was 81 years at the time of his death and was no doubt one of the best known "shoe men" In the county. - o- Winlfred Plumb, daughter of the Fred Plumbs of the Four • Corners area, came home from Kansas City for the holidays. She had been attending an aircraft school. Patricia, another daughter of the Plumbs and a teacher at Pocahontas, also came home for a two weeks vacation. - o - > The Modern Mixer Club at Seneca held its Christinas family dinner at the home of Mrs. Emma \ and the Clarence Petersens. Errall Petersen, in the role of Santa Claus, presented gifts to the children present, and the club president, Mrs. Robert Burt, was In charge of the adult gift exchange. The carburetor group at the Kent Motor reconditioning plant held a Christmas party at Selzers and then went to the movie. Present were Mildred Robinson, Donna Mahoney, Mrs. Art Oowd, Eleanor Koppen, Hazel Steven, Althea Tredinnick and Elsie Lindeman. - o- Mrs. WUliara De Wall, Fenton, entertained the Hook and Eye FROM THE FOES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES December 18,1956 FOOT sportsmen from tide area, Clyde Prlebe, Earl Z«ig* ler, Bob Black, all formers living near Algona, and Dutch Leek, auctioneer from Wesley, reallted a real banting thrill during a abort and snappy trip Into Wyoming. The group brought back eight white-tall deer - each man got his limit of two animals. Of the eight deer snot, Leek got a 21-polnt back and a doe, Prlebe an eight-point buck and a doe, and Black and Zelgler two does apiece. - o- Jo Ann Mackey was fourteen years old and her mother, Mrs. Stanley Muckey, Algona, entertained at a birthday party for her. Following the matinee at the theater, supper was served at the Muckey home, the guests including Cheryl Immerfall, Diane Markla, Pam Waller, Marijane Williams, Sharon DeGroote, Sir! Norton and Patty Cowan. - o - St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Christmas party with 150 present. St. Cecelia's Rhythm Band from the first grade, and colored Christmas movies, provided special entertainment. Santa Claus presented gifts to all, including the patients. Door prizes for the children were won by George Newland and Debra Kraft. The annual staff dinner was served by Mrs. Don Prieskorn, Mrs. James Milder, Mrs. Gordon Schmitt and Mrs. Gordon Ditlevson. - o - Algona High's wrestling team dropped its third straight dual meet of the season as Blue Earth racked up a 28-11 verdict. Leon Scheppmann, Mike Seller and Gary Jennings turned in wins for the locals. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pratt were leaving to • spend^a-couple of"; weeks "in Callforniai" They 1Ui planned to visit the Cook's son, Don, in the Los Angeles area. - o- A reception was held at the V.F.W. hall at Burt for Sp/2C and Mrs. Daryle Batt and sons of Ft. Campbell, Ky., who spent a 15-day leave with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Batt. A number of friends and relatives were In attendance. - o - St. John's of Bancroft staged a thrilling fourth period rally and went on to take a 57-55 decision from St. Cecelia's Blue Knights In a double overtime affair. Menke and Vaske each turned In fine games for the Johnnies with m GOLDEN \EI\RS BEWARE A RETIREMENT TOWN THAT IS FULL OF COLONELS A delightful retired couple, the Elmer J. Browns, has just been booby-trapped by the United States Army. With an assist from the Navy. The Browns are civilians. Mr. Brown, a corporation man, reached executive level before retiring. He was well-fixed on money. He and Mrs. Brown thought they'd like to settle in an upper-level retirement community where people had the social background and wherewithal that they had. "We chose a community that had been known for a good many years as a fine place to retire," Mr. Brown said. "Our mistake was not in asking 'For Whom?'" "It was only a few miles from a large Army base. It was top- heavy with retired officers. What we know now — but didn't at the time — is that many of the well-known retirement spots are well-known because they are near Army or Navy bases and have been publicized by the good living service pensions can buy Mr. Brown laid out a map of the U. S. "Look — you can see for yourself. In the Los Angeles-San Diego area you have some famous reitrement towns, as you do around San Francisco, And there are major Army and Navy installations all over the place. Then you've got these inviting towns in Texas and North Carolina — Army and Air Force. And all the way from Norfolk to Arlington in Virginia are communities that bulge with retired officers. "And a community heavy with military officers is not the beat place for a civilian to retire." Mr*. Brown hurried to explain this didn't mean they were criticizing retired officer*. "They are some of the moit interesting people you met. They've been places. They're socially inclined. They're sophisticated ..." "That's right," Mr. Brawn broke in. "They're polished, they're balanced, and they behave themselves." "It's just that they're clannish," Mrs. Brown explained. They both went on to tell of their experience with the retired officers and their wives. They met many of them, under good auspices, and found them gracious. But they seldom saw them again socially. They found that the officer couples, while occasionally exchanging invitations with civilians, usually confined their activities to other officer couples, leaving civilian couples to themselves. "At first we thought it was snobbishness," Mr. Brown said. "But it's not that. All through their careers these officers and their wives have been trained to be a bit leery of fraternizing with civilians. Also, they have been isolated from civilians, don't understand their undisciplined ways. They feel more comfortable with fellow-officers." The Browns lived >n their chosen community for a couple of years, decided they didn't want a community where about half the social gatherings were off-limits to them, and moved. ACMOM 1.8«t» B.Wornr ». SUnd oftr««s 10. Work winged II. •lowljr M.Bloth JS.Bif «hot J«. Tor abbr. 17. TUtor Jl. Harem fOOflt 22. L*rg« 23. Soon 34. Short outing* J. Portal abbreviation 4. PMe* of furniture B. Talent «. Headway to parking area 7. Subtlde «. City: Ohio 9. Clutch 11. Daughter of King Lear 15. Flesh of deer 18. "Boot" country W.Frag- ment 20. Hebrew ntea*- ure 21. Beginning 28. Vedle god 25. Ma*«' field heroine 26. One'* dwelling: 27. Mistake* 29. Friendly 30. Former Russian ruler* 38. Most rational 31. Containing ore 32. Food f line* of the mack* erel family 33. Birthplace of Abraham 84. Ship'* crew 36. Calcium: •ym. 36. Capital: Bulgaria 88. God* of the Teutonic Pantheon 41. American Indian* 42. Region* 43. DUpatched 44. Starrer DOWN 1. Granular Vt M 41 43 i 24 V o IS t IS zs 44 32. Animal 34. Bearing 37. For •ham* M.Rhine tributary 30. Before 40. Ob*erve r 14 21 4.0 Ifa 30 Vaske topping both teams in scoring with 23 points. Cecil Schllmoeller, Jim Cink and Warren Bebo scored for the Knights. - o- Beatrice Hildman, Wesley, caught two fingers of her right hand in the machine at the Reminder office, where she is employed and eleven stitches were required to close the wounds. - o- Jane Darby celebrated her fifteenth birthday with a slumber party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Darby, LuVerne. Guests were Linda Swanson, Geraldine Gregory, Janelle Schneider, Rosemary Carroll and Dolores Leek. They enjoyed an evening of roller skating in Algeria. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ost- ald and sons Melvin and Charles of Whittemore, and Shirley Holdren of Algona, , were dinner guests at the home of Mr. ancLj Mrs. Cyril, Wagner, in honor of the 34th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Don Houck, Lone ; Rock, attended the Christmas Festival of Music at Iowa State College, Ames. Marjorie Houck sang In the soprano section of the choral group. Mr. ! and Mrs. Houck remained for two days while Mr. Houck attended a telephone, plant school - o Mrs. Irene Hlggins, Titonka, entertained her 500 Club with' Mrs. Minnie Oesterreicher and Mrs. Eleanor Sachau receiving the prizes. The next meet- Ing would be at the home of Mrs. Irene Peterson with a pot-luck dinner and exchanging of gifts. - o The Plum Creek Women's Club had their Xmas party at the home of Millie Slagle with 16 members and six guests present. Praticipating in the program were Ruth Benschoter, Johnny Scuffham, Doris Steven, Harriet Schllcting and Clara Keith. -Sadie Skilling won the traveling ,basket. A free will .offering was made for the children's, home instead of gifts. ssisssss-^s:;:;^^ & Professional Directory JSjWKSW:::^ DOCTORS waswi-SSSiSii MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. * Phone 295-2345 nee Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician It Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN. M. SCHVTTER, M.D~T~ Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians 4 Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 2964917 Mf&Rmfff&fffFXffffS ??fimw.;s5 DENTISTS ;*::SS83:33;:':;:!::g^ PR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPS ADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment :*:«%%*^%y:W:y^^ OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE for ** OOlOfN YMIS •tnd iOc in coin no iKwnpii. ta 0«pl. CSK, ta I67J. Grand C»ntrol Station, N«w r,ri, N.Y. 10017. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance _ 20» 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. Herpst _ KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 174,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-8756. Lola Scuffharo, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algoaa, Iowa Sl/NDET INSURANCE ~ AGENCY Complete Insurance Service W So. Dodge - Algona, ia. phone DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons- DR. HAROLD W. ERICK8ON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2198 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. Harian, Algona Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor ^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Frl. 8:30-5:00 " Thurs. - Sat. ~ 8:30 - 12:00 MISCiLlANIOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON COHPAHV fty Hi. P«4f» I'll. >»V»Ml

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free