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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 12, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper D«, Moln« Thursday, Jan . 15, POWELL THE DEXTERIOUS Republicans are chortling over the hot spot on which the Democrats find themselves in regard to their fellow Democrat, Rep. Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem. The Democrats have been the beneficiaries of an overwhelming Negro vote in recent elections. Now they are investigating one of the top Negroes of the nation and may lose votes. So the Republicans have decided to keep strictly aloof. This is not only smart politics, but they also remember their own experiences with the Harlem globe-trotter. Back in 1956, when Eisenhower was running for reelection, Powell had got wind of the fact that he was under income tax investigation and approached Vice President Nixon with the proposition that he might come out for Eisenhower. The hint was snapped up with alacrity. Powell called at the White House made a statement from the White House steps that he was for Eisenhower, then held a special press conference urging all Negroes to vote for Ike, The Eisenhower administration in return carried out its part of the deal by releasing Powell's secretary, Hattie Dodson, from the Women's Federal Penitentiary at Alderson, W. Va., on October 17. It also put up $50,000 for the Congressman's political campaign. Republican Congressmen are fully aware that Adam is politically ambidextrous; but they'll let the Democrats handle his dexterity now. COFFEE BREAK THE WINNER The Farm Index — Are we still a nation of coffee drinkers? Yes, but we aren't drinking quite so much coffee as in the past. And tea seems to be gaining in the public favor. U, S. civilians consumed the equivalent of about 18 pounds of coffee per capita in 194749; less than 15 pounds last year. Even so coffee has a wide wide margin of popularity over tea. Last year we averaged the equivalent of two-thirds of a pound of tea, about an ounce and half more than in 1947-49. Everett, Pa., Pren: "Cartoonist Al Capp, addressing the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Philadelphia . . . stated that American youngsters are being taught to 'demand everything from America to make their lives easier, but we have not taught them to love America.' And when you stop to think about It— he Is right. We are beginning to look at our country as a benevolent source of sustenance; we are asking It to help us finance almost everything we do. As a result, patriotism and respect for this great land of ours has gone out the window." 29s* Mainee. 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 Denny Waller Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPJR |AS(S] NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Sami-weekly $5.00 Single Copies Me SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA Ope Year, in advance, Semi-weekly $7.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST MORE DEDUCTIONS Wage earners will notice that takehome pay today is somewhat less. The reason for this is that beginning this pay period, employers are required to deduct more from wages to pay social security taxes than last year. These higher taxes were imposed by the Social Security-Medicare law passed by Congress in 1965. Just last year the tax rate was increased to 4.2% on the first $6,600 of your wages. This year the rate has been increased to 4.4% with further automatic tax increases scheduled under present law as far into the future as 1987. This is the eleventh time these taxes have been raised since the system was started in 1937,. The startling thing is that the tax was not raised at all during the first thirteen years; all eleven raises were crowded into the last seventeen years, beginning with 1950. The main reasons for the increases in tax rates, both now and in the future, are that the costs of the program are constantly going up because more and more people are receiving benefits, and the amount of the benefits are constantly being raised by Congress. Year before last for example, an across-the- board increase in benefits of 7% was granted to compensate for the increase in the cost of living since benefits were last raised. Everyone will agree that it would be a good thing to provide our senior citizens with as high an assured income as possible during their last years. Unfortunately, all increases in benefits cost money which must be raised by increasing social security taxes, or income taxes, or both. Otherwise, the system will go bankrupt. We must therefore be careful to make sure >oat we do not permit the system to become so overloaded that it will break down, or so costly that the workers of the future will revolt at carrying the load. If this should happen, nobody will benefit. HOW WE THINK Ortonville (Minn.) Independent — Seven out of ten Americans want to reduce federal government spending to control inflation. Eight out of ten express concern about inflation. Two out of three say they have been hurt by it. One-third feel they are worse off financially than a year ago. These are some of the results released today from a~major national opinion survey taken in early October by_ the Opinion* Research Corporation of Princeton, New Jersey. The study was commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers. Give a choice between the two, 71% of the respondents favored a cut in federal spending rather than increased taxes (7%). Compared with earlier surveys, the latest ORC poll also shows that there is growing concern about inflation with its consequent rising prices and reduced purchasing power of the dollar. Almost half (48%) of the respondents report they are "greatly concerned" and this concern is evident in all segments of the population, regardless of age, occupation, educational level, or where they live. Six in ten say they are fighting their own private war against inflation by changing shopping habits . . . cutting down buying cheaper foods substituting designating heretofore "necessities" or "luxuries." Findley, Ohio, Republican-Courier: "Businessmen predict widespread unemployment on farms and higher prices for food, hotel rooms and various merchandisise as a result of the higher federal minimum wage law . . . This was the lead paragraph of a news article which appeared ... in the New York Times. The situation to which it referred was not unexpected. A warning was sounded prior to enactment of this legislation that thfs would be the case. But the warning went unheeded." To the stronger nations of the world who have surplus war equipment, it appears that now is a good time to sell it to Israel, Jordan, Syria, Egypt or all of them. Here we go again! If the various governmental agencies keep on requiring us to carry more and more lie- enses and receipts and what not, the garment makers are going to have to make heavier pockets. For And About Teenagers J THIS TIMF f I FEEU. / THEY' ARE k WRONG.,. J THE WEEK'S LETTER,- "I am a girl In the seventh grade. 1 have been asked to a prom by an eighth grader. This is a graduation dance for our school and a seventh grader can go only If asked by an eighth grader. My parents feel I nm too old for this type of thing, but instead of say- ing "no", they agreed to let me go if my dress was under S5.50 and for this price you can't even buy a good school dress. 1 feel my parents are always good to me, they^buy me nice and expensive clothes, but this time 1 feel they are wrong, U'hat can I do?" OUR REPLY: Your parents can hardly believe you are too "old" for this type of activity. There will be proms and dances throughout your high school years. It also seems a bit contradictory that they would buy you good clothing for regular wear and then set a price limit on a dress for a dance. Could it be we are not talking about a dress, but an evening gown and you have your heart set on one too expensive to purchase for just one prom — as you will probably "outgrow" it before next year? Why not take a sensible approach? Ask your mother to select and buy the dress — and be happy with what she gets for you. II you hovfl o t9tnog« problvm you won! to ditculf! or on obtfrVQiion to mokfl. addrfll YOU It'Ur to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. . f^*£. V\v - *v -**.i^i. ^AJU- 20 MIS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 17, 1947 Jerome Zwiefel, 2 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zwiefel, Fenton, received eight stitches in his arm after it was caught in a washing machine wringer. While his mother was washing, he climbed up on a stool next to the machine and his shirt sleeve caught in the wringer, pulling his arm in up to the elbow. - o - From Odds and Ends: "They called him 'Banana Beamish' these days . . . seems Ray Beamish of Algona, who for several years represented a wholesale fruit firm before going into the grocery business, never got over his liking for fruit, and this week he has plenty of it - 2 1/2 tons of bananas, to be exact. Ray has installed a banana ripening room in his store, rigged up a temperature control, and has quite a tropical atmosphere what with dozens of bunches of bananas hanging all over the place . . . he had them trucked in direct from a banana boat at New Orleans." Mrs. W. J. Hood, Algona, entertained at a birthday party in celebration of her son John's seventh birthday. The guests were Linda Smith, Jimmy Moulds, Tommy and Richard Zwiefel, and Betty, Carol and Dorothy Beisch. The afternoon ^ was spent at games and bingo, after which lunch was served. - o - S/Sgt. Howard 0. Esser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Esser of Whittemore, arrived home from Korea where he had been ' stationed for several months. He was sent to Korea in 1946, and was attached to a headquarters company. - o - Jerry and Fred Nielsen, and Dick Skilling, all oi Algona, were members of the Iowa State Teachers College wrestling team. The trio all gained their early wrestling experience while attending Algona High School where they were members of the wrestling team. - o - A group of neighbors and friends held a surprise farewell party for the Jess Hill family at Corwith who were moving to Algona. Cards were played and lunch was served by the guests. Mr. and Mrs. E. J, Titus and Will Titus of Britt were moving to the farm vacated by the Hills. - o - Mrs. Marie Frankl and daughter, Camilla of Irvington, left for Washington, D. C. to visit the Frankl boys, Bernard and Donald. - o - Mrs. Earl Kvamsdale and baby daughter, Cheryl Sue, came home from the Fairmont hospital and spent the week at the parental Fred Selberg home at Ledyard. Cheryl Sye was born Jan. 4. - o - Charles and Martha Thilges and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hofer of St. Joe returned from Texas and Oklahoma visits with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Erpelding also returned from Texas. - o - The LuVerne LiveWires 4-H Club held its regular meeting at the home of the club leader, Mrs. Vernon Eggleston. Election of officers was held with the following elected to office : Shir- ley Nail, president; Joyce Weston, vice president; Etta Jean Fett, secretary-treasurer; Doris Fett, reported; and Patty Wolf, historian. - o - It probably would not become the county seat of Kossuth county, but the folks down around Galbraith wanted everyone to know that this little Sherman twp. community wasn't to be sneezed at anymore I Galbraith, once a thriving village with a hotel, general store and other activities, had witnessed lean days, but with the arrival and near completion of a new $400,000 R.E.A. plant, the little town was coming back, and strong. When the plant opened, there would be three or four full time employees there, meaning a population boost to the 20 that were already living there. About 300 additional farms in southeastern Kossuth county would be able to get electricity from this new plant. Galbraith was talking about electing a mayor, and E. A. Guderian, proprietor of the Galbraith store and Art Moss, manager of the elevator, had already held a caucus and just about decided that Harry Thilges, anearby farmer, was the logical man for mayor. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 10, 1957 After being rather gentle for most of the winter, the weather suddenly tricked this area with real bitter weather. The zero reading in the middle of the week didn't improve any and snow and high winds cut visibility on the highways to nothing at times. High for the week was 39 degrees. - o - Stanley Hogan and Marvin Dahlhauser, students at the State University of Iowa, spent their holiday vacation with their respective parents, Mrs. Marie Hogan and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dahlhauser at Whittemore. - o - A tall Emmetsburg Catholic downed a cold St. Cecelia Academy five 53-34 in the high school gym here. Mark Seeley got 10 points, Cecil Schilmoeller nine and Warren Beho, seven, for the losers. Algona's Bulldogs gave it all they had before falling to Iowa Falls 63-57. Algona's rebounding was fine; Slobe, Cowan and Funk all grabbed more than their share, but the Bulldogs couldn't hit the baskets that would have salvaged the win. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Winter, Lakota, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house at their farm home. Mrs. Harry Boekelman and Henrietta Boekelman of Algona were hostesses and the Mesdames Elmer Paulson, Vernon Smith, Ronald Heetland, Glenn Mabus, Arlowe Blome and Wayne Heetland, nieces of Mr. Winter, assisted with the serving. - o - Judy Roseboro, in nurses training at Methodist hospital in Rochester, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Roseboro, at Ledyard. Lavoiuie Green, who was taking a beauty course at Fairmont, spent her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Green. - o - Mrs. Willis Colwell, Algona, had been chosen as the Mother of the Month for the Presbyterian Wednesday Night Youth Club. - o - Mr. and Mrs. David Dontje, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koons and son, Ronald Stenzel and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Linde returned to Swea City after attending the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game at Pasadena, Calif. - o - Mrs. John Dreesman, Mrs. Ralph Brown and Mrs. Wayne Keith, Algona, gave a shower for Laura Jean Barr, whose engagement to Dale E. Johnson of Corwith, had been announced. - o - Pvt. Dean F. Boyken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boyken, Titonka, enjoyed a two-weeks furlough with his parents and other relatives and friends. He was stationed atFt.Chafee, Ark., had been in the service since November and was a graduate of Titonka High School. - o - Merlyn Bartlett, Portland twp., was host at a steak supper for three boys who graduated with him - Gerald Welhousen, Daryl Sparks and Sid Buffington. - o - Pictured were sixSt.Cecelia's Academy cheerleaders for the year —Deanna Bebo, Marian Roth, Arleen Ludwig, Grace McEvoy, Diane Stebritz and Bunnie Sheridan. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Owen Berhow, Lone Rock, entertained the Happy Homemakers with card prizes going to Mrs. Andrew Thomsen, high; Emil Person, low; Henry Schroeder, low; Mildred Mitchell, high; and Mrs. Lawrence Newbrough, door prize. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tieman, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wolfe, Fenton, Mr. and Mrs. Art Tietz, THE GOLDEN YEARS RETIRED HUSBAND IS WORTH $80,000 CASH, WIDOW SAYS A retired husband who gets S300 a month in pension and Social Security is an 380,000 treasure to his wife. Kven if he has no teeth. This will surprise some husbands, as well as their wives. And maybe it will please them, because the world has no time these days to tell retired husbands that at least in some ways they are wonderful creatures. A 64-year-old widow, Mrs. .Margaret (Iwenn, came forward this week with the S80.000 price tag. Her husband lived only two years past his retirement. For the last year she has managed alone. ''.My husband had a pension and Social Security of just over S30U a month," she said. "This died when he did, though I retained my own Social Security. I would have to have about $80,000 invested at 4 ; ^ per cent to get S300 a month, and that's why I figure he was worth that much in cash to rne. "But it would be cruel, and most unfair, to claim that a husband is only a financial treasure in retirement. He is a treasure in many other ways, quite apart from the matters of heart that are involved with the man you have lived with for 40 years Then she recited what she had learned of a husband's worth in the year she's been without one. A husband in retirement is a protector,- she said, and she thought this mightbehisgreatcst worth. An older woman in this world of crime and violence tends to be afraid when alone. A husband is a protector no! because he's a he-man any longer, but just because he's a man and he's present. "And he can be a great reassurance to you. lie can make you believe the storm won't blow the house down, and that the noise in the backyard at night is a cat." A husband is an invitation, she continued. "Most of our social affairs are setupforcouples, not single women. And when you are left as half a couple you find that hostesses, no matter how gracious, tend to pass you by." A husband is a ready-made escort, to social affairs you might be invited to but also to a hotel for a weekend, to a class restaurant, to a cocktail lounge. "A husband, in retirement, is very much a status symbol for a woman," Mrs. (Iwenn went on. "A widow, though the same fine woman she was as a wife, simply does not stand as tall in the community if she has no man. Respected, yes. And usually treated properly, .lust not as important." A retired husband is somebody to talk to ... a II day long. Mrs. (Avc-nn thought any woman would understand that. For Iht GOLDEN YEARS 36 puyc booll.i Ifnd 50t in com no itampi . lo Dtp* CSPS. Bo« I67J. Grand Ctnlral ilol.on 'Je«v Yc"k ' N r. 10017. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Etna 5. Inquires n. 5. Viper G. Frighten suddenly 24. South American tower 10. Not fresh 12. Each 13. Grows white 14. High 15. Chinese communists 16. Ant 20. Warp-yarn 23. School subject 27. Slightest 29. Right-hand page 30. Appease 32. Affirmative vote 33. Choice group 35. Baking chamber 38. Entitle 42. Kind of bay window 44. Eagle's nail 45. Apologetic expression 46. Sacred pictures 47. Negative votes 48. "Let It stand" DOWN 1. Volcanic rock 2 Cain's brother 3. Blackbird of Europ« 4.Plait cabbage 8. Vehicle for coasting 9. Wager 11. S-shaped worm 17. Iron or steel 18. Manganese: sym. 19. Wading bird 20. Lofty mountain 21. Chief deity: Babyl. 22. Sheep's cry 25. Pig pen 26. Gardener's tool 28. Landscape 31. Music note 34. Perform 35. Measure of distance: India 30. An age In history 37. Italian coin 39. Genus of the lily 40. Blanc 41. Half ems 43. French river 44. Contraction a ao 1~I 30" 35 41 2.1 2. 3 13. J7 Ib J8 S5 n 43 IB 31 10 13 19 19 \s 34 38 TA 32 39 as {from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK} I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS J Congress decreed that the U. S. flag should huve 15 stripes and 15 stars, January 13, 1794. Great Britain recognized Independence of the United States, January 14, 1783. Congress ratified a treaty of peace with England, January 14, 1784. Theodore Nast created a donkey cartoon as emblem of the Democratic party, January 15, 1870. The Prohibition amendment went Into effect, January 16, 1920. General Elsenhower arrived in Europe to take over the Allied forces command, January 16, 1944. Churchill delivered his famous "Give us the Tools" speech, January 17, 1941. The city of Detroit, Michigan was founded, January 18, 1802. Russian troops broke the siege of Stalingrad, January 18, 1943. Born on January 19 were: Robert E. Lee (1807); Edgar Allen Poe (1809); and Alexander Woolcott (1887). Lakota, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tleman of Burt were New Year's Day guests in the Frank Dreyer home at Lone Rock. - o The Seneca basketball teams split a double header with Lone Rock on their floor, the Seneca girls going down in defeat 67-40 while the boys took a hard-fought game 46-42. Darlene Johnson led In the scoring for the Seneca girls while David Looft and D wane Johnson shared scoring honors for the boys. - o Mrs. Math Kirsch returned to her home in St. Joe from Mercy hospital in Ft. Dodge where she. had been a patient with virus pneumonia. I Professional Directory { DOCTORS DENTISTS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Offjce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2* v< 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 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 VffiWtfSTCiwm-ra^ 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 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 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 295-5655 P.O. Box 337 Algona, fowg SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 KWX^^ PR. 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:W:W:W^^ OPTOMETRISTS X&fffttttf&Xf&W^ 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 ::::::SS:W Chiropractor : ft5%¥:VA4%%W:%::::%::::%%%%5::¥if DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. • Tues. • Wed. . Fri. 6:30 • 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 • 12:00 Wfc:?:::;:::::::^^ MISCELLANEOUS *SB*SSSf:®:a^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbllt Reports CARLIOH MANAGEMENT COMPANY »V| K. Ph.

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