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4-Alflona (la.) Upper Den Molnei Thursday, Fab. 16, 1967 SCHOOL BUS SOLUTION The state legislature has been presented with bills that would require public school buses to carry private school pupils and transfer bus operations from local schools to the state. This will again renew the varied controversies on the subject. Perhaps the thing to do is look around us and find out what other sections have done to settle the matter. One of the most accepted methods is for a school area to simply contract with a successful bidder for carrying ALL school children in the area. The cost is paid on a "per head" basis by the parents. There are no taxes levied for the school buses and the school administrations are relieved of headaches they never were intended to have — operating a bus system. There may be drawbacks to this, and at first some parents on bus routes might fear the costs involved. But today in either public or parochial systems the bus costs — which are high operated by the schools themselves — are paid for either in additional millage levies in school budgets or in tuition fees for private school pupils. There is no reason why independent operators with good equipment, passing state regulatory tests for equipment and driver fitness, cannot carry all pupils from an area, and simply deposit them at whatever school they are attending. AN ABLE MAN Lyon County Reporter — Announcement was made last week that former United States Representative Stanley Greigg, has been given a job in the post office department. He will serve as executive assistant to the assistant postmaster general for operations. In the announcement put out by the post office department Greigg's outstanding background in education, as mayor of Sioux City and as member of congress was reviewed. Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien said, "Mr. Greigg has an excellent background on postal affairs as a result of his close interest in service improvements as a member of congress and mayor of Sioux City." It was to be expected that something suitable would be found in administration circles for Greigg. .He served his party.well—and also his district. He is young and forceful and presumably, should the tide swing back to the democratic party, he will again be available as a candidate for a public office. We hope that Greigg's new job is a "job" and not just a political stopping place. He has ability, and it should be put to work. We don't know what it is about a $20 bill nowadays but you can't get any wear out of it. —Milwaukee Journal OLD METH< OD BEST A move is c ifoot in the Iowa House of Representatives to restore direct elections of Supreme Court ' and District Court judges to the people. An amendmi 3nt to the Iowa Constitution to accomplish this is being prepared for introduction. This woul d, in fact, nullify a constitutional amendmi ent adopted in 1962 which changed the po| jular election of judges to one of selection fron i a list of candidates submitted to judicial n ominating commissions. The idea was that after such selection the judges then seat ed did not run for reelection, but their preseni :e was merely verified on a special judicial b allot with only one question, "Shall Judge J lo-and-So Be Retained In Office?" The proponent of the nullification amendment, Rep. Char les Sullivan (R-Sioux City), says that there h as been too much chipping away at the fro 'nchise of voters in recent years, and he thir iks election of judges should be returned to the people. Assuming that ' 'the people" can be trusted, and have enougl i judgment to know one candidate from or other, we agree with him. As it has worked out, the nominating commission method of selection simply hands the entire selection of judges over to the legal profession. We thir >k the rank and file of the people should have something to say on their selection,. 'COST PLUS' GOLD MINE There was a little item tucked away in the daily press, last wei 2k, about the use of concrete in Vietnam. Each month, Amei -icon taxpayers' money is pouring enough com :rete to build a dual express highway 37 r niles long in Viet Nam. About 4 million pou nds of cement a day is being used. Four of the world's largest construction contractors are working on projects and there are more t han 500 projects underway at 60 separate s sites.. The largest contrac :tor has 44,000 men on the job, all civilians, not military personnel, and they are operating 5,200 major items of equipment. Projects are being c ompleted in Vietnam at the rate of $1.5 millio n a day, the story concludes. . The interesting part of this, and the sad part, is that the worl<: is being done on a "rush" basis, with cos: f-plus payments to the contractors. This is the'same old story dating back to World War daiys. The contractor isn't particularly interested in the cost. In fact the more it costs, the more 1 he or they make. "Cost plus" is a gold' mine for this type of operator. One may wo nder whether such immense dividends to those supplying the U.S. efforts in Vietnam havis anything to do with our unfortunate involve, ment in the beginning, and our subsequent en tanglement as at present. Mgona ftpper lt>a JSlmnea WHAT HAPPENED TO HISTORY? 111E. 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 NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRD7TION 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 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I don't have too serious a problem. I just want your opinion. I like a boy who is my own age. He is nice and sweet and we date often. My problem is that he tells me he likes me and enjoys my company, yet he tells other girls (my friends) that he doesn't like me very much. I like him vrry much and don't know what to do about this. What would you do? People say we act as though we are married and should someday be, but he and i argue all the time. Hease give me your opinion." OUR REPLY: If the boy dates you often, there can be no doubt of the fact that he likes ypu. If there were someone he liked better, he would certainly try to spend his time with her. You cannot pay too much [ For And About Teenagers attention to what other people say someone else said. Ask 'him if he has told his friends that he does not like you very much. Believe what he tells you until you have sufficient reason to do otherwise. Perhaps your friends say you act as if you are married be- cause you argvie so much. It takes two to argu e. Don't argue, and see if your friendship doesn't improve. II you ha*« a l««naga probltm you *anl 10 diuull. or on obltrvoli.jn lo malt, oddrctt you Un.r lo FOR AND ABOUT IEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUBUIIBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. ICY. "Agnes, promise you won't change after we're married Keep right on working." from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The Suez Canal opened, February 17, 1867. Mississippi's Elizabeth Female Academy, Washington, Miss., chartered February 17, 1819, was the first Institution In the United States to confer degrees on women. Admiral Richard Byrd reached "Little America", February 18, 1930. The San Francisco World Fair opened, February 18, 1939* Edison's phonograph was patented, February 19, 1878. U. S. Marines landed on the south coast of Iwo Jlma, February It/, 1945. The U. S. congress outlawed dueling, February 20, 1839. The U. S. acquired the Virgin Islands, February 20, 1917. Washington Monument was dedicated, February 21, 1885 Klwanis was founded, February 21, 1915. George Washington was born, February 22, 1732. F. W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 store at Utica, N. Y February 22, 1879. The siege of the Alamo began, February 23, 1836. 20 YESES AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 20, 1947 Two auto accidents had been reported by Sheriff A. J. Cogley's office in the past few days. Clinton" Decker of Lone Rock, received a head Injury that required five stitches, when his car struck the wing tip of a county snow plow. The other accident, in Greenwood twp., on highway 169, occurred when cars driven by Charles F. Welp and Walter Fangman tangled on icy roads. Welp started to pass Fangman just as the latter turned left. Neither man was injured. This is American His tory Month. It was probably chosen becau se February contains the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. There are weeks for almost everything; why not history? But as we mpntion it, \/ve wonder whatever happened to the teachi ng of history as a major course in its own r ight. Used to be that in high school you studiied ancient history, medieval history, modern world history, and American history. There are smatterings of history still around, but you now find them smothered under genera I titles which also include a variety of other subjects. University courses still include a goad supply of history courses, however. Somehow or other it seems to us that the minimizing of the study of history downgrades our education. It also seems, at times as though some of our major leaders never did study the subject, or they would have escaped some of the pitfalls into which we have walked. Yes, a salute to the study of American history, and all history. There could be a great deal learned there, both for young students and their elder statesmen. The trouble with resisting temptation is that it may never come ag airt. -Airmcm, Norman, Okla * * * Raving Beauty - The gal who placed second in a beauty contest. -Whiting Tower, Milton, Fla. City building permits were issued to Dale Hasty, for $10,000 for construction of a duplex in Call's addition, and to R. B. Waller for $18,000 for construction of a business building on Call St. - o - Fred Lavrenz had started a new industry in Burt. He was operating a night-crawler farm and expected to have a thousand pounds of live bait on hand for the opening of the fishing season. - o - Walter Beardsley, a student at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., spent a week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardsley, Algona. Tom Beardsley, who was employed with the Rath Co. at Waterloo, also spent the weekend here with his parents. - o - When fellow workers at the S. & L. Store honored Dorothy Gisch, store cashier for several years, with a dinner, they also contributed a mock wedding for good measure. Miss Gisch was to become the bride of Wilfred Kohlhaas, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Kohlhaas of Sherman twp., April 15. The bride- to-be was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gisch of Union twp. Mrs. Virginia Allen took the part of the bride, Mrs. Mildred Putz was the groom and Ed Thissen acted the part of the clergyman in the mock wedding, which followed a bridal dinner served in the store basement. - o - Diana Kleinpeter, Patty and Alice Richtsmeier and Rose Ann Kollasch, students at the Good Council Academy at Mankato, Minn., spent the weekend with their respective parents at Wesley. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wichtendahl, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wichtendahl, Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Wichtendahl and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bollinger, all of Lotts Creek, at- tended a dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Wichtendahl for their 25th wedding anniversary. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sinnwell of Ames had purchased the Joseph Becker, Sr., house in St. Joe and were moving in the near future. Mr. Sinnwell was the new rural mail carrier out of Bode. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wentworth, Ledyard, received a cablegram from their son, John, who was in. the service In Tokyo-stating lie had Just received his orders and expected to leave soon for home. - o - Chester Long, Algona, was opening a photograph studio over the Spilles Hardware. It was to be known as the "Chic" Studio. Extensive repairs and redecorating was being done to the room. Mr. Long was the son of the late C. H. Long and Mrs. Minnie Long, and had completed a course of photography in New York City. - o - Elvie Vera, daughter of the Frank Veras, Algona, graduated from the Immanuel Hospital at Omaha, and was nursing at the Kossuth hospital. - o - Dr. Karl Hoffman, Algona, and his dental assistant, Delores Buss, attended the North Central Iowa Dental meeting at Pocahontas. Miss Buss gave a paper to the dental assistants at the meeting. - o - A miscellaneous shower was held at the Cecil Bjustrom home in the Four Corners area in honor of Phyllis Rich. Hostesses were Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom, Mrs. Orville Holdren, Mrs. Lewis Broesder. Mrs. Robert Walker, Mrs. Rex Swanson and Mrs. Harold Campney. - o - Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Smith of Algona thought that Feb. 4 was an exceptional day for them since they became great grandparents three times that day. One great granddaughter arrived in Chicago, ni,, the other in Joliet, HI., and a great grandson at National City, Calif. 10 YESES AGO IN THI "Up/Ml &U1&WA. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 14, 1957 It was not only Springtime in the Rockies, but right here in north Iowa. In fact, spring attire became more popular with county citizens during the week due to the balmy breezes. High mark for the week was 48. although readings got past 40 on three occasions, while the low reading was a not-too-cold 19. - o - Mrs. Kenneth Parrish, Algona, was honored at a baby shower at the Jack Stevens home. Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Bill Cummings were hostesses. Dessert was followed by bridge at 7:30. Mrs. Jim Scott won high score prize and Mrs. Larry Knoll low. New members of the Lions Club were Maynard Miller, Miles Sloniker, James R. Kolp, Oliver S. Carlson and Dr. N. F. Chapman, it was announced by club president, Frank Moulton. - o - Dean Buscher, son of Mr. and ' Mrs. John Buscher, underwent an emergency appendectomy at St. Ann hospital, and was reported recovering satisfactorily. Dean was in the third grade at school. - o - A seven-day long Grand Open- Ing event, featuring free prizes, special displays and demonstrations, with a man cook in action, 'was being held by North Iowa Ap- 'pliance Center in Algona. The new Algona firm was established in December, when Al Richardson and John Levy purchased the appliance division of No. Iowa Sewing Machine Co. - o - . A Whittemore morther, Mrs. Paul Ludwig, and her son, Daniel, were roommates at St. Ann hospital following tonsillectomies. They both were getting along nicely following surgery. Mr. and Mrs. MartinTokheim, Swea City, were on a visit to Arizona, where they were visiting his sister, Mrs. James Stillman at Mesa, Ariz., and also former Grant neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Farrington at Tempe. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hoover, Sr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Young and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Harris, all of the Doan area, had afternoon birthday lunch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hoover, Jr., in honor of Ted Hoover, Jr.'s birthday. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Capesius and daughter, Jeanne, St. Benedict, arrived home from a IE day's trip, which took them to FilSSWORO PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ... Pages from a February Notebook The war with Sbain was one of the shortest in American history. It lasted not quite four months and cost the American government more than 140 million dollars There were only three engagements of any consequence, the naval battles at Manila and Santiago, and the land fight around Santiago. One history of the war, written in 1899 by William A. Johnston, reported total deaths from all causes among U. S. troops to be 2,624, of whom 2,225 died of fevers and other dieases. Spanish losses are not accurately known. * * * On February 11, 1776, the U. S. Marine Corps undertook its first mission, a ship-to-shore assault against the British at New Providence in the Ba- hams, sailing from Philadelphia on this date, under command of Commodore Esek Hopkins. * * * Some 120 years ago, on February 11, 1847, Thomas Alva Edison was born at Milan, Ohio. His formal education consisted of three months at a Port Huron, Michigan public school. He was a railroad newspaper boy at twelve and took out his first patent, for an electrical vote recorder, in 1868. Many inventions followed, including the phonograph, the incandescent lamp, and the kinetoscopic camera. He also discovered the "Edison effect,'' the passage of electricity from a filament "to a plate of metal inside an incandescent globe — forerunner of the radio tube. * * + Agricultural problems are as old as the nation. On February 11, 1785, in Philadelphia, .23 members of the Philadelphia Society for promoting Agriculture, met to discuss such matters as insect control, prevention of soil erosion, and crop rotation. Abraham Lincoln believed that education was the preparation for complete living. He made full use of the family library, said to contain the Bible, Aesop s Fables, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Weems' Life of Washington, A history of the United States, and the dictionary. ACROSS 1. Whiff 5. Cultivates land 9. Co-discoverer of radium iO. Provide with quality 12. Solicit earnestly 13. Scoffs 14. Insect 15. Man's nickname 16. Born 17. Sea nymph: Gr. myth. 20. Client 22. Garden tool 26. Soothe 27. Kitchen utensil 28. Compensates 29. Gorge 30. Exalted in spirits 32. Beast of burden 35. Sloths 36. The present time 39. Come back 41. In this place •42. Appearing as if eaten 43. Passageway 44. Sheep 45. Foundation DOWN 1. Unadulterated 2. Insistently 3. Exclamation 4.Iron: sym. 5. Chief vernacular of northern India 6. Single unit 7. Paradise 8. Certain 9. Young bear 11. Common suffix 13. Observed 15. City: East. N.Y. 18. Expunge 19. Sunday afternoon outing 20. In- valld'3 food 21. Wing 23. Sourness 24. Know: Scot. 25. Before 27. Rodents 29. Shower 31. Roman house gods 32. Part of "to be" 33. Wither 34. Pack away 37. Voided escutcheon 38. Tiny 40. Employ 41. Hawk parrot 43. Hebrew month '// 44 IB 13 10 •37 8 Texas, where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCaffrey, the latter a Capesius daughter. - o Mr. and Mrs. Fred Habeger, Burt, entertained at a dinner honoring birthdays ofMrs.Duane Habeger and Richard Furst, and the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sarchet. Attending were the Du'ane Habegers, the Kenneth Sarchets, Mr. and Mrs. Furst and Jessie Sarchet. - o Algona High School's wrestlers grabbed an 18-15 come:from-behind decision from Hampton in a dual meet at Hampton. Coach Champ Martin's team ran its season record to 3-6 with the win. Wins in the meet were registered by LeonSchepp- man, Mike Seller, Francis Bjustrom, Dick Olsen, Gary Jennings, and DarrelDavis. All were decisions. The locals trailed 9-3 until Seller and Bjustrom came through to knot the count. - o Jerry Capesius and Darwin Youngwirth of Algona, were among winners of motorcycle races on the ice at Eagle Lake, near Mankato, Minn. Capesius was first in the finals of the sidecar event, while Youngwirth took first in the solo class consolation. - o Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kramer were given a farewell party when relatives from St. Joe gathered at their home and a pot-luck dinner was enjoyed.- Attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Thul and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thul and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thul and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Wagner and family. The Kramers were moving to Riceville, where they had purchased a farm. - o - Louie Berninghaus of Lone Rock was giving his daughter, Karen, a ride on a horse at their,, farm when the horse slipped on ice and fell on Mr. Berninghaus, breaking his leg. He was a patient at St. Ann hospital. "SS-:*:-:!:*:*?:-:-:-^^ I Professional Directory ( jiijftSftWaSSafiS:^^^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Ofgce Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2zv< 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 T?^^^-:.:*ffi-:*:&^ 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. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAP8ADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment OPTOMETRISTS iwrararares^ss^ 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 0 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. 8:30 • 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CAHLSOH F»rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVi N. Dodg* Pb. M5-MS1

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