The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 9, 1967 · Page 11
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 9, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molnti Thursday, Feb. 9, 1966 /SSL LETTING CHIPS FALL . . . Ronald Reagan, ex-Des Moines radio sports broadcaster, ex-movie star and TV personality, now the new Governor of California, may not be doing everything right, but itrangely enough he seems to be trying to fulfill the campaign promises that won him the governorship by a million vote plurality. This is pretty unusual in politics — endeavoring to carry out campaign promises, that is. Without hesitation, after taking office, he: Cooperated in the firing of the president of the University of California. Called for a tuition charge for all students attending California universities or state colleges. Called for a statewide reduction in all department expenses of 10 percent. Cut S30 million from the "Medi-Col" plan which is a state developed assistance program. Made numerous other moves to bring the Income and outgo of California government Into balance, all of them stepping on some- bod/t toes. If came as quite a surprise to many peoplrf to find out that there had been no tuition charges mads in any of the California state schools. Reagan proposed tuition fees of $300 to $400 per school year. Lack of any tuition fee at all probably explains why California ichools have had such a large enrollment, largest in the nation in total. Ronnie Reagan is letting the chips fall where they may. He campaigned with promises to make a lot of changes, and he is making good on his promises. It will be most interesting to see if California will continue to support a governor who seems to be bucking the tide of the times. In addition, Gov. Reagan has appointed a host of men from successful executive jobs to state office, many of them as heads of bureaus or departments with which they seem to be diametrically opposed in viewpoint. It should be a most interesting administration to watch. It is the first one in many a year where there seems to be any effort at all to bring under control excessive government spending. THE HALO SLIPPED Hordin County Times — We get a case of the shudders and shakes when we read of the ordeal of Robert Burlingame, a former Eldora newsman, as he wps accused, then exonerated (five months later), of a Des Moines bank hold-up. After being raised on tales of the skill and thoroughness of the FBI, we're a bit shaken by its performance in this case. Burlingame insisted from the beginning that he was in Minneapolis at the time of the crime, but it took the FBI five months to check out his statement and finally admit that it had "goofed," Mgona Upper See jJlxmwa 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 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 , $9.00 Single Copies . . . . 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance. Semi-weekly S7.00 No •ubjcrlptlon leu than 8 monthi. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE WEEK'S LETTERS "I am a senior In high school. I like a boy who U 21 years old. He U a long-time friend of my older brother. The problem U that my parents feel the boy la too old for me. Even though they admit he la a nice boy, they do not want me to date him. He to reserved, a gentleman, does not like flashy girls and believes that drinking U a waste of both time and money. We both realize he cannot take me to night clubs and to such places, only to the movies. But my parents object to this. Once before, I went steady with a boy. We broke up over a silly argument. We were about to make up when my parents refused to let me date him again. This boy loved me and I loved him. It took me a long time to forget him. Now that 1 am interested in a clean-cut, really nice boy, they won't let me go out with him. And, I have never For And About Teenagers ] done a thing to make them mistrust me." OUR BEPLY: It would appear that your parents become concerned when they feel you are getting "too serious" with any boy. Do not be "mad" at them. Go to them, sensibly, and talk the whole thing over. If they admit the boy is nice as you say, ask if they have uny reason other then the age difference as the basis for their objections. What probably concerns your parents is that you are too young to become too serious with one boy ... In effect, too young to rnarry. U you ho«. • l.inuj, proUim yen *enl to diKwii, w on obicrvolien t« meii, eddrtu »»» iMfer to rot AND AkOUT IUNAOUS. COMMUNirr AND SUtUMAN MUIS Si«VICi. FBANXfOlt, KY. !WJ, IT'S NOT WORKING The following portion of a recent editorial in the Fort Dodge Messenger contains some interesting points, which we present below. "The idea of having the nation mount a massive war against poverty is a noble one and only the most hard-hearted and self-centered person would oppose such a cause. "Yet, we find ourselves in complete agreement with U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia who thinks Congress should cut war- on-poverty spending by a half or two-thirds because he doubts whether the program has been effective in the nation. "The sad truth is that the poor hove benefited little from the Washington bureaucrats' handling of the anti-poverty program and to continue this effort will mean only a perpetuation of the delusion that we are truly aiding the impoverished. "The current issue of Reader's Digest exposes a scandalous situation involving a city proclaimed by federal officials as a "model project" and unique "showcase" in the war on poverty. "Deso'te massive doses of federal aid to Laredo, Texas, since the start in the program in early 1965, ths citys economic problems are still acute. Tragically few of the poor have been helped. "Under one poverty program youngsters have been used for such questionable practices as working on garbage trucks, painting curbstones and washing police cars. Another project employs poverty trainees to beautify the local racetrack, a job that includes building stables which are superior to much housing for Laredo's poor. "Since the start of 1965 the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity and other sources have dispensed $5,500,000 to "fight poverty" in Laredo, A partial record of additional requests to alleviate the city's plight shows: $635,000 for airport improvements; $752,000 for a luxury building to house county and city welfare agencies; $1,500,000 to help boost water production. . "Even though the battle against poverty has bogged down in Laredo, Author Gilmore notes that "warrior!;" in the anti-poverty fight are doing just fine. "Poverty became a huge new industry in town," he writes, "with more full-and part- time people on its rolls than any single business." "Ironically the anti-poverty war has lured valuable workers away from worthwhile local programs. Five teachers left their classrooms to "become paper shufflers in the war on poverty." The child-welfare unit lost its only case worker-registered nurse. The lure? High salaries, financed in part by a $400,000 first- year administrative allotment. "It cannot be said that Laredo is an isolated example of the ineffectiveness of the anti-poverty program. There have been too many other similar cases exposed over the past 12 months. As Sen. Byrd has noted the war on poverty has been mismanaged, poorly administered and wasteful with its benefits often failing to reach the poor. A re-evaluation of the poverty war should be a priority item with the 90th Congress." In our own area, there is considerable question about a salary of $12,500 for a director of a program, and a reported salary of $200 a week for a female secretary in the same office. The setup finds itself compelled to create projects to spend money, projects of dubious worth and high administrative cost. These are the things that give the whoje program a black eye and lead to a substantial amount of questioning as to total worth, both from the general public and evidently from the incoming Congress as well. RIDING SCHOOL BUSES Grundy Center Register — The parochial school bus Issue Is up ag^ain In our present legislature. Previous legislatures have had the Itiue before them and the efforts failed. This legislature may give the bus proposal a new look and conclude that inasmuch ai the school busses are supported by the taxpayers all children regardless of what school they choose to attend should be permitted to ride in school busses that are supported by the parents of both public and parochial school pupils. This free ride service should at least be permitted to parochial school children who reside on regular school bus routes. It is decidedly unfair and it looks silly for a school bus not to stop to give a parochial school youngster a lift by taking a few extra pupils on their way to a parochial school .- f This nation, under God, ^ ' " luroeaneu) birth 'dom and achieve and lasting peace iwitli all nations" f f jusl JtyeJ&ncoln A from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS President McKJnley signed a treaty ending the Spanish- American War, February 10, 1899. Spain ceded Florida to England, February 10, 1763. Born on February 11 were: Daniel Boone (1734); Alexander Hamilton Stevens (1812); and Thomas A. Edison (1847). Abraham Lincoln was born, February 12, 1809. Decisions of the Big Three at Yalta, Russia were announced, February 12, 1945. Andrew Bradford published "The American", first magazine in America, February 13, 1740. February 14 is St. Valentine's Day. The battleship Maine was sunk in Havana harbor, February 15, 1898. The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation was created, February 16, 1938. U. S. forces crushed Japanese troops at Truk, February 16, 1944. 10YEURS AGO IN THI FROM Tht FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 7, 1957 Nine St. Cecelia Academy students left with their adviser, Sister Albert, by train, for atrip to Denver where they were to attend the National Catholic Scholastic Press Ass"n convention. Making the trip were Jean Hall, John Hood, Bob McMahon and Shirley Miller, juniors; and Joan Byam, Mary Ola Erpelding, Arlene Ludwig, Bill Robinson and Etta Woodcock, seniors. - o - John Gisch, Algona, suffered a painful accident when the twine on a bale of hay he was lifting loosened. He lost his balance and fell from the truck, breaking his left wrist and injuring his ribs. - o - Mrs. Joseph Thorn, LuVerne, entertained the" J. J. club at her home with Mrs. Bryce A. Wickett as guest. Mrs. Bernard Wolf gave a demonstration. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kemna and Kenneth of Bancroft visited the Howard Blerstedts at Lone Rock and In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Bierstedt, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Borchardt, Fenton, and Mr. and Mrs. MerlynBauman of LuVerne, enjoyed a smorgasbord supper in Fairmont. - o - Mrs. Ralph Richards returned to her home at Ottosen after having been a surgical patient at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Nels Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowan, Mr. and Mrs. Ollle Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McVay, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Post, Mr. and Mrs. Don Prleskorn and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ricklefs, entertained at a party on a Saturday evening preceding the Sweetheart Dance at the Algona Country Club. - o - Julia Bourne and Kirk Hayes, students at Drake University in Des Moines, spent the weekend with their respective parents in Algona, Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Bourne and Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes. They attended the Murtagh-Thoreson wedding also. - o - Elaine Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wagner of Bode, merited a place on the dean's list for superior scholarship during the first semester. She was a freshman in the liberal arts department at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cunningham and family, Mr. and Mrs.Gordon Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Asa spent an evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Asa in the Doan area, celebrating the birthdays of Fred Asa and his oldest son, Philip. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Haverly, Wesley, received a phone call from their son Keith saying that he had just returned from six months service aboard the aircraft carrier, ths Essex. He was again stationed at San Diego. - o - Mrs. Forrest Gilmore, Whittemore, entertained at a party honoring her daughter Connie's fifth birthday. Present were Joyce Kuecker, Judy Smith, Marsha Bauer, Barbara Kollasch, and Rebecca Bell. - o - Craig Sathoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sathoff, Titonka, was a patient at the Buffalo Center hospital for several days after becoming ill with pneumonia. He would be confined to his home for a week before returning to school. Craig was a high scoring forward on the Titonka basketball team". - o - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lufkin returned to their home at Fenton after a vacation in Arizona and other points of interest in the southwest. - o - Honor roll members for the first semester were announced for the Seneca High School. Honors for the top bracket went to Susan Breese, Nancy Fischer, Sandra Gabel, Marcia Hartshorn, Marilyn Johannesen, Ronald Johannesen, Darlene Johnson and Janice Osborn. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Quenton BJustrom and Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer of Portland twp., took a waffle dinner and surprised Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan, the occasion being the Harlan's 37th wedding anniversary. Caution plus courtesy, plus common sense, equals safety. DRIVE SAFELY. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 13, 1947 A picture on the front page gave a view of Algona's State street after the most recent of the three blizzards had departed. Snow was banked up six feet high in places along the sidewalks and the area in general was very much snowbound. Bill Rooney of Whlttemore was marooned in Algona and during the night suffered an appendix attack and was taken to a local hospital to have the offending item yanked out; at the Ray Smith home In the Four Corners area, seven persons were stranded for the night including two Catholic priests; forty men shoveled a three-mile section of county road open by hand to enable a physician to reach a sick Seneca woman; and farmers who managed to get into town traveled by sleigh. - o - The Algona Bulldogs edged out Emmetsburg High on the latter's floor, 42-38, Howie Stephenson's handiness at the free throw circle was the margin of victory. Howie dropped In five free throws in a row in the first half to put his team out in front, and also contributed four baskets. Jerry Lauritzen came Into his own, tallying six baskets. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schipull returned to their home at Lu Verne after spending a vacation in Texas and old Mexico. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Krause, Fenton, returned home after spending a week in Glenwood Springs, Colo, with a former navy buddy and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan. - o - At a two-day quilting bee at the Arthur Heldenwith home atWhit- temore, the following ladies were present — Musdames Victor Dau, Hugo Meyer, Ernie Meyer, Frank Schumacher, Herman Meyer, - Louis Grelnert, Edward Greinert, Henry Kuecker, Henry Schultz, Ruth Schultz and Geo. Meyer. - o - Rose Ann Rich of the Four Corners area, fell on the ice while at play at school and cut a gash in her eyebrow. Two stitches were required to close the wound. - o - Mrs. Peter Thompson, assisted by Mrs. Ella Woito and Hulda Fritzmeier entertained the Tuesday Club at a 1:30 luncheon at the Thompson home at Lu Verne. Mrs. Wolto and Mrs. Thompson gave a paper on the "Early History of LuVerne" and an Iowa quiz and a musicaj program was given by Mrs. Paul Beckman. - o - Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Voigt and son Ralph and Lloyd returned to Seneca from Oklahoma, where they had been visiting relatives for two weeks. In spite of the wintry blasta and snow the Volgts did not run into snow until they CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER « ACROSS 1. African monkey 5. Exchange 9. Soon 10. Bandarao tree 11. Incendi- arism 12. Chinese river 14. Baking chamber 16. Paddle-like process 16. Goddesa of justice 17. Girl's name 18. Ship's passageway 20. Neither masculine nor feminine 22. Girl's name 23. Herd of whales 24. Writing implement 25. Monetary unit: Thailand 27. Squanders 30. Smaller 32. Before 33. Bone 34. Pot cover 35. Cereal huak 36. Author of "The Grave" 38. Arm joint 39. Sea eagle 40. Seep 41. Droops 42. Is in debt DOWN 1. Of the sea 2. Furious attack 3. Mid-day 4. Girl's name B. Glossy surface fabric 6. Quarrels 7. Swiss river 8. First 11. Related 13. Buddha's mother IB. Distant 18. A diamond, for one 19. Equip for cold weather, as an auto 21. Telling secrets 24. Average 25. Daub of paint 26. Passageways 27. Marry 28. Expunges U1MI=J HOHEIMHH HfflEBH 29. Dispatched 31. Italian coins 35. Forehead 37. Constellation 38. Court 10 as 30 31 23 16 59 14 n 21 48 41 ' AS 31 28 39 drove into Iowa and then found the highway open until within one mile of home. - o - Robert Dlekmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Dlekmann of Wesley, was a new clerk at the Algona hardware. - o - Mrs. "Bud" Paulson, nee Edna Leslie, celebrated a birthday with a family dinner in the evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leslie at Lakota. Mrs. Paulson assisted her father in the Lakota post office. - o - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowan, who was born prematurely Feb. 8, was getting along nicely at the Kossuth hospital, Mrs. Cowan was also getting along satisfactorily. - o - A small world? When T. H. Chrischllles of Algona stepped off the train in Los Angeles' giant Union Station, a voice said "Hello , Chris." It was Ross Qulnby, former Algonan, then living in California. They Immediately arranged a few sightseeing trips. - o - Homer Tuttle of Algona took his daughter Marilyn, Jean Wolcott, Shirley Helbere and Billy Guderian to Korest City where they took part in a school music festival. Armand Hanson, Bode, star baseball player during his four years In high school, was signed up by a scout from the Brooklyn Dodgers for a Brooklyn farm team at Danville, HI., where he was to have a tryout In the spring. Armand had Just recently been discharged from the service. MEDALS Army Chaplain Capt. Thomas L. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Miller, Palmer, was decorated for outstanding meritorious service while serving in Viet Nam for one year, ending October 1966. Capt. Miller was presented with the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. BOTH ALGONA BANKS will be CLOSED MONDAY, FEB. 13 (Lincoln's Birthday) THE SECURITY STATE BANK Office In LuVerne IOWA STATE BANK Note .,*-- We will also be closed Wednesday, February 22, Washington's birthday. l:;?*:*:*:*:*?:*^ I Professional Directory | •&X:::::::::::«>Wffi:*W^ DOCTORS DENTISTS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2zr< 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, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2394 DR. J. G. CLAP8ADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment W^P&K&S&m&^-mmsm OPTOMETRISTS 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 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona,. Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 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 295-2196 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 JWSSfc^SWftWrWftyftSiBftBS:: 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 Kossuth County Collectrite Service Fa.ctbilt Reports CARLSON F»tm MANAGEMENT COMPANY "V> M. Dodg. Ph. 219-aill

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