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2—Algona (la.) Upp*r Dei MolnM Thursday, F«b. 9, 1966 LETTING CHIPS FALL . . . Ronald Reagan, ex-Dei Moines radio tports broadcaiter, ex-movie star and TV personality, now the new Governor of California, may not be doing everything right, but strangely 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 — endeavor- Ing to carry out campaign promises, that Is. Without hesitation, after taking office, hei 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 $30 million from the "Medl-Cal" 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 somebody's toes. It came as quite a surprise to many people 1 to find out that there had been no tuition charges made 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 schools 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 buck- Ing the tide of the times. In addition, Gov. Reagan has appointed a host of rnen 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 Hardin 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. Affer 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" Upper e» 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 15,00 •ingle Cople* lOo SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On* Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $7.00 No lubicrlptlon leu than 0 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST 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, w« find ourselves In complete agreement with U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia who thinks Congress should cut war- on-povorty 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. "Desp'te massive doses of federal aid to Laredo, Texas, since the start in the program In early 1965, the citys economic problems are still acute. Tragically few of the poor have been helped, "Under one poverty program vounqsters 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 "warriors" 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 on 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 whole 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 Orundy Center Register - The porochlol school but Issue Is up again In our present legislature. Previous legislatures have had the Issue before them and the efforts failed. Thli legislature may give the bus proposal a new look and conclude that Inasmuch as 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 THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am a senior in high school. I like a boy who is 21 years old. He is a long-time friend of my older brother. The problem is that my parents feel the boy Is too old for me. Even though they admit he is a nice boy, they do not want me to date him. He is reserved, a gentleman, does not like flashy girls and believes that drinking Is 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 I 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 REPLY: 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 any 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 marry. K yau hgv* g l««nog,« proil.m you wonl h> diKUII. or an abltrvglian la mgk,, oddr f u yaw UH.r la FOI AND ASOUT TEENAGIIS COMMUNITY AND SUSUUAN PIESS SEIVICC. FRANKFORT, KY. This naf ton. unfler God. shall haw a new birth ofjreedom and achieve ajusl and lasti?ig peace k with all nations? <Jlbej£incoln from HIS10RVS SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS President McKlnley 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 (1S47). Abraham Lincoln wan born, February 12, 1SOQ, Decisions of the Big Three at Yalta, Russia were announced, February 12, 1945. Andrew Bradford published "The American", first maga/lne In America, February 13, 1740. February 14 Is St. Valentine's Day. The battleship Maine was gunk 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. 10 YEARS AGO IN TUB FROM The. 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 Dla 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 Bierstedts 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. Ollie Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McVay, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Post, Mr, and Mrs. Don Prleskorn and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rlcklefs, entertained at a party on a Saturday evening preceding the Sweetheart Dance at the Algona Country Club. - o- Julla 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, the 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 Marian's 37th wedding anniversary. Caution plus courtesy, plus common sense, equals safety. DRIVE SAFELY. 20™ AGO IN TMS 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 Laurltzen came into his own, tallying six baskets. - o- Mr, and Mrs. Albert Schlpull 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 at Whittemore, the following ladles 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. Woito 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 ,M ACROSS 1. African monkey 6. Exchange 9. Boon 10. Sandarao tree 11. Incendi- arism 13. Chinese river 14. Baking- chamber 16. Paddle-llk* process 16. Goddess 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 husk 36. Author of "The Gr»vo" 38. Arm Joint 39. S«a eagle 40.S«ep 41. Droops 43. Is in debt DOWN 1. Of the sea 2. Furioui Attack 3. Mid-day 4. Girl's name 6. Glossy surface fabric 6. Quarrels 7. Swiss river 8. First 11. Related 13. Buddha's mother 15. Distant 18. A diamon for one 19. Equip for cold weather, as an auto 21. Telling secrets 24. Average 26, Daub of paint 26. Passageways 87. Marry 28. Expunges ia narauu MUI:1I:1HUM UI1I4 HkitiBB nuawn 1:1(414 HMHHHWM 29. 31. 35. 37. 38. HfflBUH Dispatched Italian coins Forehead Constellation Court 14 IT" 20" as 30 ib 39 41 23 21 IB lit y 10 IZ 34 98 40 42. 24 M 19 32 8 16 28 13 29 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. Chrischilles of Algona stepped off the train in Los Angeles' giant Union Station, a voice said "Hello , Chris." It was Ross Quinby, 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 Helbern and Billy Guderian to Forest City where they took part in a school music festival. ~ o •* Arm and 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 hi 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, • ;:fK*m*s:2^ & m* * • • »,• _ :;i; Professional Directory :y£:S%^ DOCTORS ^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2* // 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 ft Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 298*9917 DENTISTS S-KSSfaiS-Sia^ DR. 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 OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE %yfc%% ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds - All Lines Of Insurance .298-8176 _ 8MB. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 298.2735 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 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 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 Glaiae* 9 East State Street Phone 298-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons OR. 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. . Frl, 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS SJS^:^:^^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Cpllectrite Service Fa.ctbilt Reports CARLSON Faim MANAQCMCMT COMPAMY »y* N. p«dg» Ph. »«-«*»

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