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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 19, 1967
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a-Algono (| fl .) Upper Dei Moinw thurtdoy, Jan. 19, 1967 CHANGES IN DRAFT The National Advisory Commission on Selective Service has jusf about finished its work and will soon report to the President. The proposal of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara for a voluntary national service corps has been vetoed. The commission will also veto universal military training. However, it will recommend a lottery to choose draftees from among equals, It will also recommend a continuation of student deferments, but with one important change, namely that, after graduation, students should be put back in the draft pool with the same chance of being drafted as any non-student. Thus if the student gets married, or even if he hat children during the school period, he will get no deferment after graduation. Here are the summarized conclusions which the commission is sending to the White House: "1. The draft is necessary now and in the foreseeable future to meet the nation's defense requirement*. "2. An all-volunteer professional army Is not realistic, achievable or in the national interest. "3. Present policy of taking upper oge groups first (24-25-26 years, etc.) should be changed, so as to take 18-19-20-year-old men first. "4. A major administrative reorganization is needed so as to standardize policies throughout the nation and to make the draft a national program, nationally administered. "5.. A system of random selection (a lottery) is the fairest way to select among equals. Example: If there are 100 men who are considered fully draft-eligible and only 50 are needed, then a lottery is the fairest method of selection. Note, however, that a lottery be used only to determine an order among equals not as a method of drawing actual names 'out of a hat!' "6. Will not recommend universal military training. "7. Will not recommend a compulsory national service corps. While a voluntary national service corps might be desirable as a long- range national goal, it cannot be offered as a substitute for meeting the manpower needs of the armed forces. *8>. If student deferments should be continued, there is strong feeling that upon graduation the registrant should go back into the available pool so that he has the same exposure and risk as any non-student would have. A change in status during the school period (marriage, children, etc.) would not be a basis for further deferment upon graduation." * * * "The Bureau of Land Management wants to abolish a herd of wild horses In Wyoming. Could it be because these horses cannot vote." - Battle Lake (Minn.) Review * * * a bird eats its weight in food It is said ... . . o ....... ___ every day. That is close to the scale followed by the average teenage boy of today. —Stuart Herald Malnea HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER U 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 .. $5.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly «•_ $7.00 No subscription less than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST PROBLEMS WE HAVE As we listened to the State of the Union message by President Johnson, we quite agreed with his outline of many of our domestic problems such a* air and water pollution dangers, degneration of urban portions of our cities, and the growing dangers of crime, to mention a few. Our agreement made us wonder, however, why, if these are all major problems calling for large sums of money to solve we feel it so Imperative to continue some of our expensive projects in other corners of the world, and also with regard to "sending men to the Moon." The "Moon shots" alone are estimated as costing the U.S. about $70 billion apiece — when they come. That sum of money, for one Moon shot, would cover the cost of "doing something" about nearly all of our domestic problems as outlined above. Isn't it time that as a nation we spend a little more time and thought and perhaps some of the money, thinking about ourselves rather than remote corners of the world and outer space. We don't think it indicates a selfish attitude — just a sane one. We've played Santa Clous for years, we've bankrolled all kinds of projects and small-time dictators, we've set war-torn countries on their feet, and also assisted in making some others more war- torn than they were to begin with. How about a little thought on "American First." 'WATCHDOG' COMMITTEES A House watchdog subcommittee, charged with safeguarding the taxpayers' money, has just returned from checking on the misuse of counterpart funds in Europe and the Middle East. It was not very careful about the taxpayers' money which it spent. To help watch the outflow of money, some lawmakers brought along their wives, visited the scenic high spots and didn't spare the counterpart funds. They even arranged to be entertained by the trade associations which they had come to criticize until Rep. Benjamin Rosenthal D-N.Y., the subcommittee chairman, put his foot down. In fairness, it should be mentioned that the subcommittee actually held a few hearings while the wives were out shopping. Indeed, the spectacle of Congressional junketeers pausing from their pleasure to conduct some business was so extraordinary that Time magazine almost In disbelief, sent a photographer to take pictures of a hearing in Rome. The subcommittee's inspection of overseas waste started out like most other Congressional junkets with cables to our embassies ranging from London to Tel Aviv, directing them to roll out the red carpet. Congressmen from both political parties were In the group. They took a commercial flight across the Atlantic the taxpayers picking up the Congressmen's tickets but the Congressmen pay- Ing their wives' way. Once overseas, however, the Air Force was ordered to provide them with a private plane, complete with two military escort officers. The Agriculture Department also provided an escort It will be Interesting to see whether the subcommittee In Its next report on the misuse of counterpart funds, will mention its own abuses. CALLED SPADE A SPADE Indlanola Tribune — Iowa's Governor Harold Hughes gave one of the bluntest, and most honest, assessments of the November election results yet to be delivered by a major democrat politician. Speaking on behalf of the democratic governors attending the National Conference of Governors, Hughes again demonstrated his well known trait of calling a spade of spade. Treading on ground that many politicians would refuse to walk upon. Hughes laid the blame for the 1966 democratic losses squarely at the feet of President Lyndon Johnson. We doubt that the President liked what he heard, but never-the-less we agree with the assessments of Governor Hughes. The democratic losses were the result of a President pushing for too much social legislation and an administration that seems bent on gaining and retaining as much power as it possibly canv We expect to hear Governor Hughes speak out more and more on issues of national importance, as the democratic governors attempt to gain a greater share of the political planning on a national level. We predict Governor Hughes will make an important contribution to this cause during the next few years. [For And About Teenagers] MEVER iTAi.«<! TO ANYONE" &UT U\Z THE WEEK'S LETTER; "I am a girl In the ninth grade and like a boy who is in the 10th grade. I really don't know if he likes me, but he is always laying In a kidding way, "I love you." And to top It all off, a girl In the next torn likes him also. Everyone tel.s me I am better looking than she. In school, this boy never talks to anyone but his friends —boys, of course, He doesn't even say "hi" when he goes by me, as if he Is ashamed to let his friends or anyone else know that he knows some girls. But, outside of school, at a cook-out, or swim party, he always talks to me. I really like him very much. What should I do about it?" OUR REPLY: Get your feet back on the ground. Our lad has the appearance of a real smoothie. He certainly is not bashful, as witness the words of endearment. Accordingly, he isn't concerned about what his friends think about the number of girls he knows or speaks to. It seems that he apparently is the type who believes in friends at school, other friends away from school. If a boy really likes you, he will speak to you wherever and whenever he sees you. H y»v hov« a l»ino (l prebUm you «anl K> olKUH, or on OBlfrvglign to mo i fi djjr.ii you l«H«r lo FO« AND ABOUT TEENAOIM COMMUNITY AND SUeUKBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT, KY, i Mev! ^ '( HOW ABOUT THOSE TIR6 CHAINS. I AOI/kfOR IS BOIUIN& OVER .. ZOYEflRS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 23, 1947 Burning the mortgage on the American Legion clubroom and hall In Algona was witnessed by several hundred members and their women guests. Bud Zender, adjutant, Don Akre, Chairman of the mortgage disposal committee and W. E. McGrew, post commander, were pictured just as Zender applied a lighter to the mortgage at the ceremonies. From Odds and Ends - "Mrs. Edith Lagerstrom keeps pretty accurate statistics of attendance at the farmers Night School classes ... this Union township woman says that at the first class, there were 66 men and HER, at the second there were 68 men and HER, but at the third session there were 112 men and TWO WOMEN ... she is feeling encouraged and believes farm women will enjoy the meetings as much as the men." - o - Nine Kossuth townships adjacent to Algona were to be provided with rural bus transportation starting with the, next school year in the fall. Arrangements for the purchase of four new school buses was completed at a meeting of the Algona school board. . Each bus would carry from 42 to 48 passengers. - o- Tim O'Brien, a member of the Algona city police for eight years, was resigning from the force to take another local position. Prior to being on the police force he . was with the state highway patrol for 3 1/2 years. - o - Mrs. Floyd Erickson, Algona, entertained at a birthday party for her daughter Leona, who was eleven years old. Guests included Joan Stebrltz, Romell Roadinger, Anne O'Brien, Georgia Hobbs, Dorothy Woodcock Shirley Willey, Virginia Heiders- cheidt and the honoree's sisters Carol and Karen. - o - A permanent year-round buying station for livestock had been established at Algona by Hormel & Co., Austin, Minn. Perry Byam, who had been at Winnebago for several years, had been transferred to Algona in charge of the station. Assisting Byam was Vince Schleusner, one time University of Iowa football player and employee of Hormels for several years. - o Wayne Schichtl, Burt, had his tonsils removed and Mrs. Leonard Warner was taking his place at McMullen's while he was laid up. - o - The Ladies Aid at Lotts Creek had a farewell party for Mrs. Albert Kressin. Serving on the entertainment and serving committee were Mesdames Lydia Wetzel, Otto Wichtendahl and John Schallin. Mrs. Kressin was presented with an electric toaster. - o - Students at Lu Verne High School who received an A average for the first semester were Betty Schulz, Barbara Meyer, Merlyn Swanson, Norma Ramus, Sally Shirk and Marilyn Hefti. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kleinpeter, Wesley, and Mary Joyce Kollasch, drove to Mankato, Minn, to spend the day with Diana Kleinpeter and Rose Ann Kollasch, students at the Good Council Academy. - o - Mrs. Alfred Schadendori, Lone Rock, entertained a group of youngsters in honor of her son Alfred, Jr's eighth birthday. Guests were Joe Culbertson, Doris Rath, Marjorie Hauck, Barbara Mueller, John Cotton, Ellwyn and Garryl Householder, Dennis Long and Jimmie Pettit. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Archie Voigt and James, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schumacher and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bierstedt, all from Whittemore, went to Fenton to help Edward Tietz celebrate his birthday. - o - Robert Hamilton, Lakota, took his mother, Mrs. Maude Hamilton to Boone via car and she left there on the train for Los Angeles, Calif., where she was spending the rest of the winter visiting a sister, Mrs. Blanche Jordan. - o Mrs. L. L. Lease of Wesley was a patient at the Kossuth hospital in Algona following an accident in which she slipped on the ice and fractured her ankle in two places. - o- Mrs. Wm. Finn and Mrs. Wm. Bestenlehner, Algona, gave a miscellaneous shower for Mrs. Wilbur Courtney. TheCourtneys had taken an apartment at the Lathrop home on E. State St. YEAR AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 19,1957 A fire that brought an estimated property loss of about $30,000 struck Ringsted with the Recreation Parlor, owned byOr- vllle Grethen, the Home Cafe and L. C. Steen's barbershop totally destroyed. A third store, that of Christiansen Bros. Hardware suffered extensive smoke and water damage, W. its brick construction saved it from a fire break-through. - o- A sub-zero cold wave that sent the thermometer to its coldest reading of the winter with 16 below was continuing its hold In the area. It had been below zero six out of seven nights. High for the week was 20 degrees. - o- At least seven persons were injured in an explosion wlilch ripped open the interior of the Star Roller Skating rink at Algona at 10:20 p.m. Most of the injured were sitting down, changing from skates to shoes. The explosion occurred at the front of the bull- ding, tearing out a section of the floor and hurling debris through the ceiling. Leaking gas was thought to be the cause of the explosion. Had the Incident occurred a few minutes earlier, the entire school group from the Twin Rivers school at Bode would have been inside the rink. - o - Algona had a building program in 1956 that resulted In a grand total of $1,475,528 in construction in the city. One of the most interesting parts of summary released by the mayor was the fact that 30 new homes were constructed in Algona at a valuation of $371,450. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Griese, Burt, left for North Carolina to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Shivers, in Wiston-Salem and meet their first grandchild, a son born to the Shivers, Nov. 18. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Dale Struthers, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews of Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mertz and Mr. and Mrs. Clem Ludwig of the Doan area, attended the 54th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leitl of Ottosen. - o Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hood, Algona, went to Des Molnes where they attended the inauguration ceremonies for Governor Herschel Loveless and the Inaugural ball. - o - Algona High's grapplers chalked up their second win in six starts with an easy 37-6 verdict over Northwood. The locals won four matches on falls. Arnold Braun, H2pounder, Larry Wyatt, 127, Francis BJustrom, 138, and Richard Olsen at 145, threw their opponents. Wyatt registered the quickest fall. - o- Florence Sweeney, Livermore, who had been a ptient in a Ft. Dodge hospital following a broken ankle, had returned home. THE GOLDEN YEARS The Social Security set, and those about to join it, are being fed too much confusion abou what to do with their retiremen savings. Little old ladies are getting about 3 per cent return from banks and trust funds and think it's wonderful. Men with business backgrounds who put their savings into electronics stocks for "fabulous" growth are seeing their worth go up and down like a yo-yo, and are blamingevery- body from Washington to the county sanitation department Along with these two groups comes the following: "All that I have saved for my retirement is in savings & loans accounts. I am getting only 4 1/2 per cent return. I need more. Where can I get more? 1 ' It would be well for all of you who are of retirement age to understand two things: One is that nobody really knows which investment will do what, and for how long . . and if anybody tries to tell you he knows he's probably trying to sell you something. The second is that a return on your savings of 4 1/2 to 5 per cent is a sensible return on retirement YOU'D BETTER PLAY IT COOL ON YOUR RETIREMENT CASH s . . and everybody be skeptical of most savin offers below or above that. James K. Hudson, who retired a year ago with good savings and a little more sense than most about investments, has pretty well been through the mill on his savings, "I had abo,ut all I owned in sound common stocks when I retired " he says. "Then last February the market began dropping, and before December roughly one dollar In every three I had just vanished. "This scared me. But I held to the stocks, and as they began recovering I slowly switched my money out of them. And Into guaranteed savings certificates at the bank for 5 per cent. I came to the conclusion that stock prices could be affected by the state of the country's economy, by the state of the corporation issuing the stock, but also by the gyrations of Wall Street traders. It was no place for retirement money ." There are those who are told to put their savings into automobile stocks or gas stations because suburbs and shopping centers assure a growing industry . . . those who are told to sell their oil stocks because Detroit is trying to perfect electric cars. Maybe I don't know. I doubt that anybody knows such theories with enough assurance to protect retirement savings. There are those who are told mutual funds are safe because professionals choose the stocks :hat compose them. But mutual funds started suffering along with stocks last February. There are those who think savings & oans are a fine bet because the roubles they've had in recent tionths are building up a huge back-log of home-building. But will insurance companies and janks become even greater competitors In the mortgage business when good times return? What is said here is not an argument that any of these investments is good or bad, but an argument that all of them are unpredictable. Nobody in ecent years has been more wrong more often than economists and stock brokers. For thi GOLDEN YEARS 36-pagt bookltl, *nd JOt In cpin (no itampi), fo 0«pt. CSPS. W 1672, Grand Ctnlrgl Station, N»w VgrV . Y. 10017 CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER —, ACROSS 1. "Romeo and Juliet" queen 4. Handle clumsily 7. Foreshadow 8. Sigh tor Yorlck 10. Wicked 11. Unadulterated 12. Cut 13. Chinese boat 15. French island 16. And: L 17. Heraldic pattern 18. Remainder 21. Color, as Easter DOWN 1. Motion pictures 2. Mine entrance 3. Chief deity: Babyl. 4. Nursery word 5. Astringents 6. Twisted out of shape 7. Reigning beauty 9. Shabby 12. Title of respect 13. Artists' workrooms 14. Born 16. To "blue pencil" 19. Pronoun 20. Facial features 23. Music note 24. Portion of a curved line 25. To shout 2fl. Rented 28. Flower 29. Choice group anna EHOHH 30. Japanese coin 32. Brazilian palm 36. Seize 37. Painful 39. Black 22. Of the tides 24. Hole- piercing' tool 27. Harangues 31. Bird genus 33. Bone 34. Beverage 35. Behaves aimlessly 37. Leg bone 38. Mountain: Thessaly 39. Jar 40. Top of mountain 41. One of the Great Lakes 42. Perish 43. Beverage ^ 31 ST 10 as SB 19 22 32 Ib 27 3* a 20 yt 43 21 38 34 Mr. and Mrs. Bert Quinn and family of Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Goclie and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn and family and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Arndorfer and family, all of Bancroft, surprised Mr. and Mrs. J. Quinn of Lone Rock when they called at the Quinn home to help them celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary. - o- The Friendly Neighbor Club met In the home of Mrs. W. E. Laage at Fenton with Mrs. Clara Luedtke assisting hostess. Mrs. Ray Dreyer and Mrs. Reuben Luedtke presented a lesson on yeast breads. Mrs. George Murphy was welcomed as a new member of the club. - o- Alice Richstmeler, Wesley, left for Phoenix, Ariz., where she would be employed in a hospital. She had been working in Mercy hospital at Mason City. Larry Telford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford, and John Nielsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Nielsen, Ottosen, left from Ft Dodge for Des Moines, where they both would have their physical examination for the Army. The boys were enlistees. - o - Mrs. Alvin Nelson of Buffalo Center was recuperating from recent surgery at the home of • her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Christ, Lakota. - o- Charles Nygaard, Wesley, broke his right arm while cranking a tractor at his farm home. COYOTES Thirteen-year-old Dee Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morgan of rural Oskaloosa, killed a 35-pound coyote while hunting along the South Skunk river this month. Another coyote was bagged early this month'east of Kingston by Jim Westphal and Randy Brockway. jp&SSSSSS:^:*^^ Professional Directory ftWft&&%::%i:::3:%y^ - %%S:y:SS:;8;^ r« l R*X*K*W» i »S*ViViVi*IV;ViViVi*t%%*A*«VAV.V«* ••*•••••...*.. '..•.•.•.•...«.......................,..;........,,.•.•,•,«,•.•,•,...,...,.,.... :<•:.^:^^^.•^^^^^^^^^^^:*x•^•5p:•^^:•:•:•?:*:•x*>:'?> DOCTORS as:*:*:*:*?^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2zv7 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 i 295-5917 ' DENTISTS ®**®^^ 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 sa:R ^^ra%::::%^^ OPTOMETRISTS !•!•!•?•!•!•?•%%%••*•••*• w****.-.*.*»j>i-.~..t_-. ..... 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 295-273$ BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 205-5443 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 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 AJgona,. Ipw» 8UNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service U8 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State A«ona 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 ^ Chiropractor ^^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. . Tues. - Wed. . Fri. TK 8:30 . 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 . 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of KoiiuUi County Collectrite Service Faotbttt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY lift N. P«40t Ph. II9-2M1

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