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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 7, 1968
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(le.) Upf»*r D*» Melntt Thursday, Moreh 7, 1968 ppet fle$ ulomes ^r^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS DOESNT MAKE SENSE By this time almost everyone has read the report of the President's Commission on Riot Control, and we have absorbed the general idea that the government is expecting a general series of summer riots in our big cities. Big city police departments, in expectation, are equipping their forces with bigger and better weapons and arsenals, and mobile tank units. As we soak up these facts, doesn't it seem a little odd that we have over a half million men, 11,000 miles away, fighting in a country where we are not wanted to support a clique of generals runnings an army of their own that isn't too interesting in fighting for itself, and being bled of manpower and resources to the delight of any potential major foe we might ever face in the future ? Isn't it odd that we are embarked on such a costly program, so far away, with such a serious problem in our own backyard. LEFT-HAND - RIGHT HAND Over in Dubuque a fellow applied for a Small Business Administration loan of $15,000 hoping this could keep his business going and tide it over rough sledding. He was turned down as not being able to qualify. The man has a family of eight children. He went to the local Welfare office and found that if he did go out of business and went on relief he could qualify for a yearly welfare payment of $6,500 — none of it ever repayable. Here we have a perfect example of the numerous agencies of government with the left hand and right hand taking opposite courses of action. The conflict between the too-numerous government agencies never was any clearer. Each agency, with its own sets of rules and regulations, provides a confusing jumble of government operation. The government with an SBA loan might lose all or part of that $15,000 but if the man goes on relief in two years time he will have received the same amount of money, none repayable, and it could go on far many more years. It doesn't make sense. THE OPEN DOOR POLICY Rock Rapids Reporter — We don't have any idea what was back of it — but "a private citizen" bought space in the Eagle Grove Eagle last week to run an advertisement telling people there, that they had every right to attend meeting of the city council "to conduct business, voice an opinion, or merely to observe the proceedings." The citizen was right. Every board, council, or other official group which is concerned with governing our communities, schools, etc., must hold open meetings. Any interested citizen can attend and they do not have to give any reasons at all. The public policy and law is that public business should be conducted out in the public—not in secret meetings. Any time you want to attend a meeting of the school board, the city council, the board of supervisors—walk right in and attend. Ninety-nine percent of the time you'll be welcome and the members of the body will undoubtedly appreciate the fact that you are interested enough in their work to attend. The rest of the time — with those groups who want to operate in secret, pay no attention. Attend if you want to, and if they try to operate in secret you can bet on it there is a good reason—they have something to cover up. Public meetings are required in all public business with a couple of minor exceptions. One of these areas is when personnel is being discussed. For obvious reasons such meetings, sometimes, have to be private. Another area in which some secrecy is permitted is when the purchase of property is under consideration. Both of these areas have their limitations, and any final action must be taken in open meeting. The public's business must be conducted in public—and if someone tells you differently —better start asking questions. It has been observed that women live longer than men. Possibly because they remain girls for so many years. —Empire-Courier, Craig, Col. r 1 SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS By Claude Swanson in The Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel: Man appears to have an insatiate penchant for killing. Not only members of his own species, but other species as well. He likes to be known as a "sport" or a "sportsman," but he has no hesitancy to shoot and to kill innocent, defenseless animals and birds who cannot shoot back. This is illustrated with stark realism in the case of the defenseless deer on the grounds of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition plant. Recently, someone "discovered" that the deer were a menace to the safety of plant workers, particularly truck drivers hauling high explosives. A deer jumping in front of their truck, too late to avoid it, they "explained," and boom ! An explosion and attendant loss of human lives. How many such "explosions" have occurred ? Why don't they cite statistics ? Or, can it be that none has occurred to date, and that in all probability — the drivers using ordinary caution and care — could avoid such a catastrophe. Certain individuals, motivated by humane instincts have protested the proposed slaughter. They have gone to court, but to no apparent avail. The army is determined to kill the deer. And so it would appear that the deer "menace" is something more than that. It is a struggle to "show" who's really boss. And, right or wrong, the military in this instance seems predestined to win. And we can chalk up yet another black, indelible mark against the inhumanity of man. THE BACK SLAPPERS Sheldon Mail — Among the more vicious sins of the television world is the type of program in which a selected group of professional performers spend all their time in telling each other what great performers they are. Performer "A", or example, a comic, introduces performer "B" a singer, as the "greatest in the world," nearly swooning with the emotion of encounter. The world's greatest singer then pays back the compliment by telling the comic that he is without any question the world's greatest comic, whereupon both bask in their glory. The formula is followed thenceforth for everyone on the program including the world's greatest imitator, dancer, master of ceremonies,' or whoever^else appears 1 . "v~" ~ The one segment whjch^ truly deserve^ the title of "greatest" in all this is undoubtedly the audience, which must certainly be the world's greatest audience to even put up with it. A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition. —The U.S. Coast Guard Magazine News reports repeatedly tell of American civilians in all parts of Vietnam coming under fire and sometimes being killed. With a war going on all over South Vietnam, why in the name of common sense do we have our civilians all over the place ? Knees X ( ) X I think that I shall never see A thing as ugly as a knee Above whose gnarled and knotted crest The Mini hemline comes to rest. Or one that's even worse than that When padded with repulsive fat, Are knees that in the summer wear Nothing at all, but be quite bare. Behind "whose flex, there oft remains A net of blue and broken veins- Some knees continue to perplex How they can form the letter X? While in another set, one sees A pair of true parenthesis. Small nuts write verses such as these But greater nuts display their knees I From the Daily Union Junction City, Kansas 1 I 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 Zip Code 50511 Algona, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AFFILIATE MEMBER 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 EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor^ Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Detony Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Koaauth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year TO lit Other Wldresjea in VnJted States or Foreign $7.00 per year > (No subscriptions less than six months) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmmmM Some 2.000 planes raided Berlin. March 8, 1944. The American 1st Army crossed the Rhine River, March 8, 1945. Pancho Villa raided a Columbus. New Mexico ranch, March 9. 1916. The first stagecoach will mail for Cherry Creek. Colorado, settlements left Leavenworth, Kansas. March 9. 1859. Albany was made capitol of New York, March 10. 1797. Hitler took over Czecho-Slovakia. March 10, 1939. President F. D. Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Bill, March 11. 1941. Mrs. Juliette Low formed Girl Scouts, March 12. 1912. Finnish-Russian peace treaty was signed in Moscow, March 12, 1940. The U. S. and Great Britain signed a treaty agreeing to suppress the slave trade, March 13. 1824. Alexander It, C/ar of Russia, was assassinated. March 13, 1881. President McKinley signed act setting gold dollar as unit of value. March 14. 1900. 10 MIS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 4, 1958 Two men from this area, David L. Shumway, Algona, and James H. Andreasen, Ringsted, were admitted to the practice oflawafter passing state examinations at University of Iowa. A total of 28 law graduates were admitted to the Iowa bar. - o - Don McCarthy, well-known St. Benedict farmer, was elected president of the Kossuth county chapter of the National Farmers Union. Other officers elected were Alfred Schenck, Algona, vice president; and Kenneth Patterson, Swea City, secretary- treasurer. Delegates named to attend the state convention at Des Moines were Don McCarthy, John McCarthy, Bancroft; George Patterson, Hurt; John Kain, Algona; and Herman Studer, Corwith. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Christ, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. JohnGriese returned to Lakota after a three- week vacation in Texas. They spent some time at Brownsville and Corpus Christi, where they had snow for the first time in 17 years. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Telko Stecker, Titonka, celebrated their 25th ^Vedaing"'anniversary at the Good Hope;' Lutheran church' parlors^ with open house from 2 to 4 p.m.' About 125 friends and relatives attended. Their daughter, Sherry Stecker, registered the guests. Fannie Pannkuk of Mason City poured; she along with Henry Stecker and Helen Rachut Smith of Burt were present for the occasion, serving as bridesmaid, best man and flower girl, respectively. - o - Twin Rivers of Bode downed Titonka's Squaws in the finals of the girls district basketball tournament at Pocahontas and advanced to the state tournament. The final score was 52-50. The Twin Rivers crew had a 24-1 won-lost record, which was one of the finest records of any team in the meet. - o - Colleen Reding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reding, and Sandra Wagner, daughter of Mrs. Adeline Wagner, St. Joe, were among guests at a birthday party for Cindy Erpelding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Erpelding, LuVerne. It was Cindy's 5th birthday. - o - Friends and relatives from Humboldt, West Bend, Algona and Burt attended a housewarming at the Fred Habegers new home south of Burt. The self-invited guests brought baskets of food and the time was spent playing cards and visiting. •-Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ferden and family and Mrs. Angie Stone, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wilcox and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Furst, Humboldt; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Priebe and Jessie Sarchet, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Habeger and children, Barbara Heise and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Habeger and family. - o - Pfc. Richard Lopft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft, Fenton, was chosen Soldier of the Month for February at the Adjutant General's School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind. He had entered the army in Feb., 1957, and was an instructor in IBM machine accounting. - o - Mr. and Mrs. PaulGelhaus returned to Ledyard following a three-week trip to Florida and Texas. Enroute they visited Mr. and Mrs. James Houn, Eustis, Fla. Mrs. Houn is the for- mer Murrien Poppe of Ledyard. - o - Lt. Commander Edward W. Froehlich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Froehlich of Wesley, was installed as maintenance officer at the U. S. Naval Air Station, Barin Field, Ala. The Lt.Cmdr. had been in the Navy since 1932 and he and his family were making their home at Pensacola, Fla. In his new assignment he would have five officers, 620 men and over 200 planes under his direction. - o - An Algona kegler, Hank Geilenfeld, who began bowling at the age of 13, shattered the all-time record for high'series here when he put together lines of 196, 244 and 276 for a sensational 716 count at Hawkeye Lanes in Algona. Hank carried a 181 average in the Classic League. 20YBSRS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 9, 1948 There was one new member on the Algona school board as a result of the recent election. Perry Collins replaced Dave Leffert, who had served on the board for many years; Mrs. Veda Murtagh was the other member elected to serve three years, and D. S. Hutchinson was elected to fill out a term of one year. - o- fC" Mr. -and Mrs. Sam Haag, Algona, entertained at a card party ' arid guests were Mr. and Mrs. f Duane Logue, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Courtney and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thissen. High score prizes were won by Mr. and Mrs. Logue and low score prizes went to Mrs. Rowley and Mr. Thissen. - o - Mrs. Jess Grubb, Sexton, suffered a bad accident while preparing to leave for Algona to attend a school play. She tripped on a rug and fell, breaking her arm and splintering the bone. She was taken at once to the hospital in Algona, but the break was so bad it was necessary to take her by ambulance to Iowa City. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Norton, Algona, were parents of twin daughters, born bright and early on a Sunday morning. Eva Lynn was born at 2 o'clock and weighed 3 Ibs., 6 1/2 oz., her sister Leslie Ann weighed 5 Ibs., 4 1/2 oz. and arrived at 2:20 a.m. The babies and their mother were all doing well at the Kossuth hospital with two special nurses attending to every need. The babies had a sister, Siri, 5, and she was about the happiest, most excited little girl in town. - o - A total of 7.2 inches of snow fell here in a surprise maneuver of Old Man Weather. It was hailed as a great aid to 1948 crops coming as it did at a time when it would insure good subsoil moisture. High temperature for the week was 30 degrees with a low of five above. - o - Marian Fandel, Whittemore, a student at the Academy there, won the district oratorical contest at Ft. Dodge, sponsored by the American Legion on the subject of "The Constitution." Patricia Reding of St. Cecelia's Academy, Algona, won third place. - o - It was slick driving home from California last week for R. D. Gross and Donald Bierstedt of Lone Rock. When the boys crossed into Utah, they encountered ice and from there until they reached North Platte, Nebr., a distance of 650 miles, they drove over a solid sheet of ice. It took them two full days to make the distance and along the way saw several wrecked cars. Donald and Richard went to California the day after Thanksgiving to spend some of the coldest weather in warm sunshine. While in the west they worked in Burbank at the Lockheed plant. - o - James Woltz, who had been a student at Cedar Falls, came home to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Woltz, Burt. He had signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers and would report to Vero Beach, Fla. where he would be in training five weeks and then would be farmed out to one of their clubs. Jim graduated from Burt High School in 1944, went to the State University for a time before being called into the service where he served for 18 months in the Army, and after being discharged resumed his college work at Iowa City and Cedar Falls. He played baseball in high school, and played with* the Bancroft Legion team as a short-. stop. - o - A baby shower was held in honor of Tommy Geesman and his mother at the home of Mrs. H. A. Blanchard, Lone Rock. The afternoon was spent playing games and lunch was served to 20 guests. Hostesses were Mrs. Blanchard, Mrs. E. A. Lee, Mrs. A. A. Krueger, Mrs. Ronald Christensen, Mrs. Pauline McGuire, and Mrs. Lillian Hawks. - o - Three carloads of girls basketball team members of the Lu Verne High School spent several days in Des Moines at the state tournament. The girls, Deloris Lund, Sally Shirk, Charlene Henry, Marilyn Hefti, Joan Sanford, Blythe Larson, Geraldine Henderson, Doris Schipull, Rita Larimer and Jean Joliffe, were accompanied by Rev. and Mrs. Robert Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hefti, Marlin Hefti, and Phil C. Henderson. UDM WANT ADS PAYOFF Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser It's Nice to Live with a Cat / This week I want to tell you about the third member of our family. U'e used to have more than that when our children were growing up. But they finally left home, got married and settled down. My wife and I were left as a twosome, which was okay except for the fact that our menage seemed a bit lonely with no one to take care of. Well, we'd had a number ol pets for the kids. So we talked about investing in one for ourselves. Before we got around to visiting the pet ship, the issue was taken out of our hands by a plaintive meow at our back door.. There he was — about six months old, with orange brown fur and big black eyes, and cajoling as only a cat can be. After we invited him in for a saucer of milk, he let us know he had come to stay. Showed his good manners by carefully washing his face. Then climbed into my lap to have his ears scratched. It took us about ten minutes to decide that we weren't about to chase him away from the house. Still, it seemed that this handsome little creature must be somebody else's pet. So we called the Small Animal Rescue League a week later to see if anyone had reported a lost cat of this description. U'e also advertised in the local newspaper. Result negative. He's still here. U'e call him "Rory," and he's just about the last of our possessions we'd part with. If you're a feline fancier, you may raise an eyebrow at that word "possessions." Of course you're right. As they say, nobody owns a cat, which invariably sets the terms for peaceful co-existence. But that's the charm of the species. When we call Rory, he comes — if he has a mind to. When he wants to be petted, he gets petted. When he wants to lie on the carpet and contemplate his domain, that's what happens. We're delighted to have it that way. However, l" mustn't let my enthusiasm run away with me. Cats aren't for everybody. The way they shed fur "can bother anyone with hay fever or asthma. They occasionally bring home half-dead field" mice. They persuade birds to nest elsewhere. We know all this. We wish it weren't so. Hut we've still got our cat. ACROSS 1. Tyjx: size 5. Vapor: comb, form 9. Having low rank 10. Displays 12. Live 13. Eagle's nest 14. Perch 15. Fortify 16. Continent: abbr. 17. Arrest 20. Chief: abbr. 21. Breezo 22. Harbor entrance: Sp. 23. Music wand 25. Dud 26. Level 27. Man's nickname 28. French pronoun 29. Conquest 33. At home 34. Famous uncle 35. Narrow inlet 36. Songs for two 38. Cover again 40. Weird 41. Assists 42. Titles of respect 43. Seed vessels DOWN 1. Fairy 2. Begins 3. Lettuce 4. Skill 5. Con- sciotis 6. Abound 7. Disfigure S. River through Venezuela 9. Botch 11. Mariner 15. Land measure 18. Heavenly Jerusalem 19. Container 20. Consoled 22. Band 23. Side by side 24. Boulevards 25. Shellac 29. Containers 30. Not: prefix 31. Uprisings 32. Barks 34. Mix IT anna uanti Sanaa uumuu HHaa ana HH HH HHKJH aa aaauaa nag anisnaaa aura HuoMaa anaa aarona 37. Assam silkworm 38. Blow 39. Cent Am. tree About Teenagers] / 1A1 DAT INS ( A NICE NOW rSLTl 1 TON I -itT.M 10 t HIM MUCH.. THE WEEK'S LETTER:"'!' have a sort of a problem. I used to go with a boy but 1 broke up with him about six months ago. He tied me down and 1 couldn't be with my friends or anything. He tried to get back with me, hut I wouldn't. He is really nogood, but for some reason 1 think I still care about him. 1 am dating a real nice boy now, but I don't seem to like him much. From all accounts, he seems to be cra/.y about me. My family likes him. I think they liked the other boy, too. I feel 1 am doing the boy I am now going! with dirty. I really don't want; to date anyone but you feeh funny when someone at school j comes up and asks you who! you are dating now and you say "no one". I'd hate to break up with the boy I am dating now, too. What's wrong with I me? What should I do?" OUR REPLY: Unless you are leading the boy you are now dating to believe you like him more than you really do, you aren't doing him "dirty." If you think the first boy is "no good", the sooner you forget him the better off you will be. If you really don't want to date anyone, don't date. You owe no explanation to your friends, but if you feel you must give one, simply tell them the truth — that there is no one you really wish to date. The right boy — the one you really wish to date '— and the one who is good and who is right for you, will come along. H you have n leinog* probUm you want to ditcull or an obltrvation to ntak*. addrvtl your lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBANPRESSSERVICE FRANKFORT. KY I sional Directory DOCIORS 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 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 Phone 295-37ia ^.;... ; .;.;. : . ; .;.;.;.;....,.... ; ........,........... > . t , - , ; . ; ._. - ._,_._._,! Farm Mgmnt. CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 121/2 N. Dodge Ph. 395-2691 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 Scuffhamj 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. . Fit 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat, — 8:30 - 12:00 M^SCEUANEOIK Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reporjs Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2H E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 460

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