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(la.) Upp»r foi Metnti thunday, F«b. 29, 1966 tte$ ulome$ WHY COMPANY FAILED Congressmen H. R. Gross !s usually right in vigorously calling attention fo malfunction! of government, wa»te, or perhaps corruption. However there are a few points with regard. to the Univertal Fiberglass Corp. of Two Harbor*, Minn, and its contract for manufacturing the three-wheeled trucks called "mailsters" that have not been brought into the open. The company lost money in manufacture of the "mailsters" and went bankrupt after receiving a $13.3 million contract for their manufacture — calling for 12,741 of the vehicles. A Small Business Administration loan of $3 million helped the firm get started, and it is this $3 million that is the focal point of criticism. Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Congressman Blatnik in whose district Two Harbors is located favored the loan, and helped to get it. What is not pointed out is that two other companies on the West Coast also were awarded contracts. One also went into bankruptcy and the other was delinquent on its contract. The Minnesota firm did deliver according to specifications but General Services had supplied faulty specifications. The area — Two Harbors — is definitely a depressed area. The contract provided 300 new jobs and helped offset the loss of 700 in the shutdown of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range railroad, with headquarters in Two Harbors. Inside the government, the General Services Administration was prejudiced against awarding the contract at Two Harbors. They said there was not enough skilled labor available there. Yet the employees from the railroad could take apart and put together a diesel locomotive, and such a simple thing as a small mail truck didn't bother them, but they followed faulty specifications. Three hundred mailsters were rejected for minor defects such as paint flecks on windshields, failure to affix government license plates exactly as specified, but correctable with a razor blade or screw driver. Even so, there were 4,224 mailsters produced and accepted before GSA abruptly terminated the contract in December, 1966. And the Two Harbors firm outproduced the other two companies also awarded contracts, and in less time. The Two Harbors firrri had to send home its 300 employees four times because GSA held up the "progress payments" needed for reimbursement of suppliers, and to meet payrolls. So GSA.v/o.n the battle in the long run, even though the Small "Business Administration wound up with a poor loan, and the 300 employees are presumably back on relief. Occasionally there is more than meets the eye in some of the governmental "in-fighting" that goes on, in and out of Congress. COMPLIMENTS FOR McCARTHY St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Senator Eugene McCarthy's excellent speech before a St. Louis fund-raising dinner must have made his listeners wonder about all the talk of his alleged failure to "fire up" audiences. The overflow crowd of 2,000 did not seem to find him colorless, or what he had to say dull. It is true that the Senator is not a spellbinder in the accepted sense. He does not strive for "applause lines," he does not emotionalize, he resorts to none of the cheap tricks of political oratory. But here, quite plainly, is a man who has something to say. He says it clearly, at time eloquently, with a depth of moral conviction that glows through his words. Those who agree with him ought to quit worrying about his style and pay attention to his content. Instead of fretting about the opinion polls and the manifest difficulties of denying renomination to a sitting president, they ought to go to work to realize the great opportunity Senator McCarthy offers them — the opportunity for political expression of a viewpoint on foreign policy and the Vietnam war that differs drastically from that of the Johnson Administration. This is what the McCarthy campaign is all about. It is a campaign to translate dissent and criticism of official policy into the concrete political terms of Democratic convention delegates and primary votes. As of this moment, unless the dissenters express their views through Senator McCarthy •H they may not get a chance to express them at all. They ought to leave off calculating odds and simply determine to make the political expression of their dissent as strong and unmistakable as they possibly can. After that has been done, it will be time enough to assess the resulting political situation and decide what happens next. No soothsayer can reliably predict what that situation will be until it has been created. People who share Senator McCarthy's views should get on with the job of creating it. WE WON'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH Concluding a swing to the West Coast, recently, President Johnson addressed a group of troops headed for Vietnam, and made tho following statement: "Until freedom stands strong in Asia, until this vast Pacific is a great community of peace, until the gun and the knife, are sheatli- ed, untjl neighbor fears no more, Americans cannot rest — Arrterica cannot sleep." If President Johnson is under the illusion that United States arms will somehow bring together all of the Moslems, Buddists, Mo- hammedans, Christians, Hindus, Chinese and dozens of more sects and nationalities to sleep in one bed, or lie under one roof, he is making a statement that indeed bodes ill for the present generation of Americans, and tor future generations as well. He is right on one point — "America cannot sleep" — how could Americans sleep if they knew that our entire future was predicated on trying to do what he has outlined. No one alive today will live long enough to ever see it happen. WICHITA POVERTY SCANDAL In any business, it is an accepted formula that if your payroll exceeds 25% of your operating costs you're in trouble. But a recent survey of a Wichita, Kansas, war-on-poverty program disclosed that the government agency is spending 54% of its total appropriation of $1,338,600 on payroll — not counting offices, supplies, cars, etc. There are an estimated 5,000 poor in Wichita who conceivably might come under the "war-on-poverty" help program. But officials there have added an additional 110 employees to a permanent staff of 124. Reg- ulgar employees average $5,000 and part- time employees $1,000 each, or a payroll figure of $730,000 out of an appropriation .of $1,338,600. Using a simple arithmetic formula, this leaves $123 each to aid the 5,000 poor people in Wichita. But it's pretty good pickings for the WOP officials, and it's one reason the tax-paying public is pretty well fed up with many aspects of war-on-poverty. Abuse of well-meant federal programs is the biggest flaw in the whole program. According to scientists, the glaciers of the Pacific Northwest have stopped shrinking in size, and they believe that air pollution is responsible. If it continues, they say, we may eventually have years without summers in cities across the northern United States . . . but not for a few years yet. * * * NEW COW FEED Warren (Minn.) Sheaf: "We've heard of how old newspapers have been put to many uses in the past — but leave it to the scientists at Penn State University to come up with a new use. They are making a cow feed out of ground-up newspapers and molasses. "We thought newspapers were a reasonable priced food for the mind, but now when the news has been digested by humans, the newspapers then will become a cheap and nutritious food for the bovine animals. By the way, the scientists have reported that the cows showed no media preference and that they liked ground-up magazine just as well as newspapers. "Better save your old paper, grind them up mixed with molasses and try it on your cows — might save a lot of alfalfa hay." * * * An optimist is a bridgegroom who thinks he has no bad habits. —Schoodic Scoop, Winter Harbor, Me. Upper Be* Jiotne* 111 E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NfWSPAP OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUESDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa Second Class Postage Paid at Algona, Iowa ER EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Penny Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In KoJiuth County and adjoining areas $5,00 per year To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 20 YEARS AGO IN TWi "We're in that stage where you don't dare take your eyes off your parent* for a minute!" 10 MIS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 25, 1958 Pictured on the front page was Jean Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hall, Algona, who had been chosen "Sweetheart Queen of 1958" by students of St. Cecelia's Academy and reigned over the Sweetheart Ball on Valentine's night. The dance was sponsored by the student council and chaperoned by senior parents. Pictured with Miss Hall was Joe Cink, president of the student council. Attending the Queen in the royal court were Diane Stebritz, Grace McEvoy, and Mary Kay Knoll. - o - Sale of the F. S. Norton & Son lumber yard property fronting on Moore and Call streets in Algona, and covering almost a full city half block, to the City of Algona was completed at a special meeting of the city council. The city planned another large parking lot on the area which was . just . one-lvaK block from the business district. "••' - o - '•'•• It had happened again! Another truck got peeled as it went through the underpass beneath the Northwestern railroad tracks on East Oak St. in Algona. This time it was a truck owned by the Cloverleaf Hatchery and driven by Bob Thompson of here. The truck, which was headed east, hit the underpass, which for years had been knocking the tops off everything, and caused an estimated $200 damage to the truck box which was stripped from the truck. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bierle and family were honored at a farewell party at their home in Lone Rock when neighbors and friends gathered there. Attending were the Allwin Lockwoods, Howard Bierstedts, Maurice Weis- brods, Weston Crams, Joe Culbertsons, Ralph Hammerstroms, Andrew Thomsens, A. D. New- broughs, and Bob Schmidts. Prizes in 500 went to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Schmidt, high, and Howard Bierstedt and Mrs. Raymond Bierle, low. The Bierle family was moving to a farm near Lakota. - o - A surprise double-header wedding anniversary gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ludwig, St. Benedict, one of the honored couples. The Ludwigs were celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dorr, the other honorees, their 49th. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Callies, Titonka, had returned from a trip to Texas, Florida and other points. While in Texas they visited Dr. and Mrs. Hamstreet of Burt and at Pensacola, Fla., the Donald Stow family. - o - Lynette Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boettcher, Fenton, was baptized Feb. 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Mrs. Frank Seely and James Meyer, sponsors. Dinner guests in honor o! the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Ferdle Mueller, Jr. and family, and Mr. and Mrs. James Meyer and Marcia. The Burt Bomber 4-H Club met at the home of Ronald Cherland. Bob Johnson showed slides on rat and pocket gopher control and Ronald Cherland gave a demon* stration. Eighteen members were present and plans for 4-H Day in Algona were discussed. The club would have a display booth in one of the Algona stores. - o - "Shorty" Eischeid topped the men with a 221 count and Phyllis Elbert turned in the top line for women, a 203, at Algona Lanes. Bob Diekman, Whitey Voigt and Kay Voigt shared top honors in the men's and women's bowling leagues at Hawkeye Lanes. - o- Florence Yager, kindergarten teacher at the Lone Rock School, was honored at the Sentral School PT A meeting. This was the anniversary of Founder's Day and the program was planned around its observance by honoring a teacher who had devoted many of her years in teaching the children of the community. - o - Mr. and Mrs/Elmer Glawe and Mr. and Mrs. John Mullins, Wesley, were on a month's vacation trip to California. The Mullins' son Jim was stationed at an army camp there. - o Lewis Block, LuVerne, an adjutant of the Ernest Merkle Legion Post there, attended aCom- iRandarJs^ convention in Des J&oines ipr several days. \ : : , ; ^:<f',,'-o- • Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gilmore, Algona, were expected home soon from Phoenix, Ariz., having concluded a vacation of a few weeks. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 2, 1948 Two Algona teams, the high school, and St. Cecelia's Academy, won their way into the state district basketball tournament. Algona High edged out Brltt, 3130, and the Academy squeezed by Titonka, 36-35. SweaCity was the only other Kossuth team to win its way through the sectional and into the district. Swea downed Lakota in the final game in the Swea City sectional, 30-24. - o - More rain fell here on Feb. 27 than ever before recorded for any day in February in county history. In fact the closest record was way back in 1893 when 1.55 inches of rain fell on the same date. Rainfall here Feb. 27 amounted to 1.68 inches. High for the week was 53 degrees and low, 19. - o - A number of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Radig, Lotts Creek, to help them celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Radig, Mr. and Mrs. John Schal- lin, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boettcher, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gross, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schmidt and Mr. and Mrs.Wm. Zumach. Five hundred was played and high score prizes went to John Schallin and Mrs. Ben Schmidt and low to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Radig. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter, Plum Creek area farmers, were touring the southwest in their new car and a trailer house bought especially for the trip to eliminate hotel worries. They planned to visit relatives in Phoenix, Ariz, for several days, but did not know how long they would be gone. - o Oratorical winner in the local contest for students, sponsored by the American Legion, was Patricia Reding, junior at St. Cecelia's Academy. Her theme was "Our Framing Fathers," based on the U. S. Constitution. She would compete" iir'tEe"" district" contest to be held at Ft, Dodge, - o- Mr. and Mrs. DurwoodSt. John of West Bend, son and daughter- in-law of Mrs. Carrie St. John, For And About Teenagers THE WEEK'S LETTER:"I have been reading your article for some time now. I have a problem which I cannot seem to solve. Maybe you can help. My boyfriend and I have been going together for three months now. Lately, he's been sort of avoiding me, or I should say insulting me. I recently gave him a picture of myself and I found out he said I looked like a dud! This is only one example of what he says behind my back. What shall I do? I like him too much to break up with him." OUR REPLY: First, be certain that the people who tell you that he said this or that are reliable. They may be having a bit of fun at your expense. If you believe them, ask the boyfriend If he did say you look like a "dud". And, don't take anything for granted. If he begins to avoid you, if he says unkind things about you to others, the affair is somewhat one-sided and the sooner you break up with him the better off you will be. M you hova a Utnogt probltm you want to dJKun or an oblftrvatton to makt, addrtfi your ItHtr to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAOEKS.. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBANPRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. Loam 5. Move quickly 9. Form 10. Attempts 12. Shoe ties 13. Artist's stand 14. Chalcedony 15. Knave of cluba ' 16. Calendar abbreviation 17. King of Bashan 18. Drones 19. Printer's measure 20. Pelt 83. Birthplace of Abraham: 45. Female sheep 48. Impudent DOWN 1. Alter 2. Netlike 3. Top 4. Affirmative reply 5. Vapor 6. Stuffs 7. Sloths 8. Seesaw 9. Sailing vessel 11. Ghettos 15. Steal 18. Garment border 21. Thin mat- treas 22. Jumbled type 23. Custom 25. Unit of work 26. Senor's affirmative 27. Beetle 28. Revenue 30. Cicada 31. Newspaper 33. Scottish landholder 34. Magic sticks 38. Wander 39. Culture medium 41. Hiding place 42. Blow 24. Without purpose 27. Help 89. Bay window* 3?, Manganese: •ym. 33. Small branch 30. Exclamation 96. Actinium: iym. 87. Chines* dynuty 88. Contest of 40. «. t&Cferrwt M.NauUcH itmto 1% 14 40 4» 41 41 VI W Ib S 10 i iS 4* 44 Ik i v V 14 i 11 Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retiremont Adviser Making the Most of Your Church You've probably discovered by now that your church can play a mighty Important part In your life. Gives all of us the spiritual uplift we need. But have you noticed what the churches are doing to make life more pleasant day-by-day? If not, you may be msslng a social me you'd like to have. Take the X.Y.Z. Clubs. Those Initials stand for "Extra Years of Zest." The churches that have such Clubs provide social service programs In which their members both give and receive. For example, an X.Y.Z. Club In Baton Rouge teaches an array of arts and crafts. Some members who took up knitting or basket weaving for the first time are now skillful enough to contribute Items for sale at the church bazaars. Another X.Y.Z. Club In Los Angeles makes group travel a main concern. The members take monthly trips through California, with an annual trip abroad. Many churches to their community work under different titles. New York City's Riverside Church has a Tower League that tutors Immigrants In English, teaches modern European languages to native- born citizens, ana runs a program of courses to meet the needs of those who apply. The Marian Visiting Project In San Francisco concentrates on consolation for the 111 and bedridden. Its visitors usually work In pairs, one youthful and the other older, so that they can communicate with different generations. Which means that senior citizens are definitely an asset to the organization. I've Just mentioned a few groups and a few projects. But they're enough to give you an Idea of what the churches are doing to aid the people in their localities. I think you'll agree it's an exciting and worthwhile development in religion. If your church doesn't have a social service group, maybe it's about time you suggested one. Could be that a lot of the townfolk would jump at the opportunity to join up. After all, the church la. committed to performing good works, and It's In a strategic position to act effectively because it already functions as a center of community life. Your pastor may be the best qualified man in town to direct a social service program. Algona, were parents of a 7 3/4- Ib. son. Interesting "Rtpley" aspects were that the child was delivered by the same doctor, Dr. Givens of West Bend, in the same room in which the mother was born some years ago. Also, the child would wear the same carefully cared for clothing and take his rides in the same baby carriage of his mother. The only thing in which he seemed out of luck was that he would celebrate his birthday only every four yearsI - o - Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Sterling, Algona, was one of 35 Iowa State College students who would tour during spring vacation with the Iowa State Campanile Singers. - o - From the column "Ravings by Reese" - 'Dick Post is growing a .lot of fine birds, singing and talking, and I'm going to con• tact him about maybe he-can teach some of them'to'trill in Danish. Now wouldn't it be swell If I could eat my dinner and hear a singing warbler take on the tune of" For- gangen Nat Vor Sultne Kat," and I'm sure every Dane in the country would like to have a Dane song from a Dane canary, so to speak.' - o The Cresco Mothers and Daughters Club entertained at a final winter's evening party at the community hall. Five hundred was played and high scores were won by Jerome Eisenbarth and Mrs. Paul Clark; low by John Whit taker and Joan Lauritson. Elaine Teeter and Veronica Roethler were in charge of the program; Avis Bradley, Tillie Henry and Leona Henry were the lunch committee. - o Raymond Winter and Ernest Christ, both Lakota farmers, were in the Buffalo Center hospital suffering from flu and complications. - o - JoAnn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M, Chipman, a University of Iowa student, underwent an emergency appendectomy at the University hospital. •:':•*•?:• Professional Directory DOCTORS INSURANCE MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 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 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMA 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 ^ ...... P hooa 285*743. Farm Mgmnt, 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. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C, Johnson 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 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 Kopsuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY lift N. Pede» Ph, i Milton G, Norton Justice of the peace Collection Services Office at 2H E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2M8 Post Office Box 46Q

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