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l-Algdfia (la.) Upp*t On fttolntt Thurtday, March 14, 1968 fle$ ulotoe$ 1968 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES QUICKSANDS OF ASIA th« Gongrei»ional uprising, in which mem- bftrt art demanding that they have something to »ay at to whether or not there is any further military buildup in Vietnam, in addition to the presently authorized 525,000, is but a symptom of a growing apprehension in this country as to the whole Asian involvement. The American public is at last awakening to the fact that we are caught in the quick- sands of Asia, despite the frequent warnings from many military men (mostly retired) and a few of the more intelligent and brave members of Congress, who have dared to question both our motives and our sanity in the Asian venture. This is not a question today of "backing" our men already in Vietnam. It is a question of possibly saving thousands already in the field from death or disability, In a war that becomes more vague in purpose with every passing day. And it is also a question of whether or not we shall continue to drain further our manpower and resources in an open ended conflict that simply isn't making much sense, and which if you want to be technical never did have the required Constitutional approval from Congress. The "commitment" sometimes referred to was a vague thing in its origin, and made to a government in Vietnam that is thrice removed from power. No "commitment" has ever been made to the existing South Vietnamese government run by the generals, except that we've sent over a half million men and untold resources to help pull their chestnuts out of the fire. In the words of Senator Mike Mansfield (Dem., Mont.) "There is no obligation to continue to pour out the blood and resources of this nation until South Vietnam is made safe for one Vietnamese faction or another. On the contrary, there is an obligation to the people of the U.S. to conserve that blood and those resources, and to the people of Vietnam an obligation to avoid the destruction of their land and society even in the name of saving them/' It takes a big man — and a big country — to even mildly admit that a mistake has been made. Such an admission has seldom ruined a big man, and never a big country. DO AS I SAY ! Tell City (Ind.) News — Mr. Average American, who possibly makes one trip abroad during his lifetime, or perhaps the above-average American that goes more than once, may not be able to afford such a trip if the President has his way. Proposed by President Johnson is a tax for travelling abroad; perhaps $200 a trip, maybe even more. Reason for imposing such a tax would be to discoverage overseas trips, because as you must know, these travel expenses add to the deficit in the balance of payments. Shortly after announcing this prohibition, the President dispatched nearly a dozen members of his staff to distant parts of the world, to explain what he was doing. He didn't seem to worry that these trips might add to the payments deficit. Nor has he said anything about stopping congressional junketeers, which normally encompass half the members of the Senate and House yearly. And when they go on these junkets, a staff must accompany them. Just for example, in 1966, foreign travel expenses listed by congressional committees totaled more than $707,344, of which $349,273 was spent by members of Congress; staff members accounted or the remaining $358,070. We're all for balancing the payment, but we're also for ALL of us doing it. The way it Is proposed, it is like saying, "don't do as I do, do as I say" —or pay the penalty for going. As far as we are concerned, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Two Norwegians were assigned the task of measuring the height of a flag pole. A Swede happened by and noticed the men unsuccessfully attempting to climb the pole with a tape measure. He suggested that they pull a pin in the base of the pole, lower it, and measure it on foe ground. They declined to take that advice. After all, they reasoned, they had been asked to measure the height of the pole, not the length. UNITED PARCEL TURNDOWN Iowa's Commerce Commission recently turned down, by a vote of 2 to 1, a request by United Parcel Service for permission to handle shipments of up 50 Ibs. from one point to another WITHIN the State of Iowa. The firm can now handle parcels from outside the state to points inside, and from points inside to destinations outside — but not between points wholly within the state. This is a strange decision. United Parcel represents a case of private enterprise competing with the U.S. Postoffice in the handling of parcel post And parcel post is one point where the U.S. Postoffice says it always loses money. United Parcel has an organization that has won the respect of all areas of business. It provides fast, accurate, economical service — right to your door. One would think that such an organization would be encouraged to prove that good service can be provided by 'private enterprise, intelligently operated. It is private enterprise at its best. Bus companies were among the objectors to the UPS proposal, but they, too, say they lose handling smaller packages, and as every person getting delivery by bus knows, the service is poor and you have to make your own pickup at whatever delivery point is a bus stop. Iowa Parcel Service, also in operation, is a good prviate enterprise and might be sufficient, but h'ow extensive coverage it can give we don't know. One fact is for certain — private enterprise can still operate some of our services better and cheaper than any other means. PLAYED FOR SUCKERS Ortonville (Minn.) Independent — While we gleefully bounce along the rugged road to inflation and continue to throw our money to the four winds and our national debt seems to be shooting for the moon and will probably reach it before we ever get a man there, we might stop and count our change. Uncle Sam can claim the Oscar as the "King of Suckers." In two world wars we bailed out our so-called allies and loaned them billions, plus additional billions we gave them outright. If we could find a good collection agency to turn our bad debts over to and they were successful in collecting what is owed us and took a juicy commission for their work, we still could go a long way toward paying off the national debt and might even balance the budget if somebody put handcuffs on LBJ and Congress until they came to their senses. We scream about honor and national obligations. We must keep our sacred word, so we fight in Vietnam and try to fulfill the unlimited promises of the Great Society. How about asking some of our noble upstanding allies to pay us what they owe us instead of insulting and kicking us around ? The American dollar that used to be "King of the Road" is now snubbed and discounted. The whole world is sitting back waiting for Uncle Sam to go broke. They joyously watch him pay thirteen billion dollars in interest on borrowed money and enjoy watching taxpayers squirm as they try to make an honest living and still meet the demands of their political leaders for more and more and more money. In the meantime business, industry and labor claw at each other's throats for more profits and more pay and benefits, and to heck with the country. What's the use, we are more prosperous than at anytime in our history, why can't everybody be a millionaire ? Why worry about tomorrow if you can get yours today. Medicare brought us double and triple hospital and doctor bills. Industrial growth brought us strikes and violence. National production soars but it has a hard time keeping pace with the slipping dollar. Congress, sensing public unrest, tells LBJ they will not approve any increase in taxes unless he agrees to stop Federal spending. So politically wise LBJ says O.K. we will start with your own pork barrel, local appropriations for roads, public buildings and the like. Congress, of course screams its head off as do the municipal and state agencies. How is a Noble Congressman ever going to get reelected if he can't throw millions of support to his district ? And you, my friends, back them up for fear you might lose a couple of dollars. Be* jltome* 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 i ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Urfl 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 B. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Jack Pur cell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth 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) iimmmm'mmmm'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ! I March 12.. April 2 April 23.. April 30, B May 7 Q May 7 B May 7 Q May 14 El May 14 £0 May 17 CD May 28.., (B June 4 IB June 4 (Q June 4 IB June 11 .,N. Hampshire ..Wisconsin ..Pennsylvania .Massachusetts .D.C .Indiana .Ohio .Nebraska .W. Virginia ..Oregon .Florida California .New Jersey South Dakota .Illinois MORE! ELECTION I960 ELECTION 1964 I (Kennedy States • 303 Electoral Votei HI Nixon States* 219 Electoral Vote* 1111 Unpledged Electoi States* 15 Electoral Votes 10 YEARS AGO IN TH1 FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 11, 1958 Three hundred people attended the annual Beef Producer's banquet at the Algona High School Annex. They consumed 363 Ibs. of prime rib roast. New directors elected to the board were Wayne Thompson, Swea City, and Don Budlong, Titonka. The board of directors elected Lawrence Menke, Bancroft, chairman, and Earl Chambers, Corwith, vice chairman. - o From Odds and Ends - "Our • Irvington correspondent, Marguerite Hayes, reported seeing the first robin. She said one was hopping around her store at Irvington on Feb. 26 - "getting an early choice of locations, no doubt," commented Mrs. Hayes." - o- Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Poppe, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Poppe, Jr., returned to Lakota after a four weeks' trip west. They traveled 8,500 miles, went through 11 states, encountered a flood at Long Beach, Calif., a snowstorm in Colorado and had one flat tire. - o Martin Hantelman, Fenton, was hospitalized at the Holy Family hospital in Estherville after injuries received in a fall at the Fenton Lumber Yard. Both arms were fractured at the wrists and had been placed in casts. He also suffered a fractured verta- brae. - o Mrs. Theodore Hutchison, Mrs. John Kenefick, Mrs. L. E. Linnan, Mrs. H. M. Smith, Mrs. G. W.Stillman, Mrs.DuaneDewel and Mrs. Wade Sullivan, all of Algona, gave a one o'clock luncheon and shower at the Algona Hotel in honor of Julia Bourne, whose marriage to Kirk Hayes would take place March 29. - o Students in the Wesley High School who were on the honor roll for the past six weeks were Cathy Girres, Judy Pfeffer, Jean Price, Roger Flom, Mary Girres, Paul Pfeffer, Janice Lickteig, Andrew Huff, Charles Heinen, Janet Goetz, Marge Becker, Mary Eisenbacher, Carol Girres and Ruth Ann Nelson. - o - mi Mr. and Mrs. Freidolf Soderberg, Burt, observed their 10th wedding anniversary at their home by holding open house March 2. Some 90 relatives -and friends called during the afternoon. Serving refreshments were Gertrude Acker man, Marie Parsons, Erma Pratt and Ethel Smith. Lydia Manus was door hostess and Georgia Holding had the guest book. Lefie McMullen poured and music was furnished by Sheryl Smith. » o «• Mr. and Mrs. DamianCentgraf and son were given a housewarming in their home at St. Joe when their neighbors gathered for a social gathering. The Centgrafs came to St. Joe the first of the year from Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Centgraf was the former Sarah Schmit, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmit of St. Joe. Pictures and slides were shown of Germany accompanied by interesting stories of life in Germany by the Centgrafs. Cards were also played with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Devine receiving high prizes and Mrs. John Thul and Donald Reding, low. - o- Celebrating Cheryl and Mark Dontje's birthdays at the August Dontje home at Swea City were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dontje, Mrs. Jasper Steenhard, John and Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. ElvinSteen- hard, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. John Carls and family, Buffalo Center, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Krull, Buf- 'falo Center, and Mr. and Mrs. "Bwayne Lester and family, Lakota. - o Mrs. Delores Christensen, Mrs. Bob Gronbach and Mrs. Marvin Gronbach were hostesses when a group of ladies surprised Mrs. Elmer Gronbach of Livermore on her birthday. The afternoon was spent playing 500, with prizes won by Mrs. Fred Steussy, Algona, Mrs. Frank Hoffman and Mrs. John Hohenberger. ,• - o- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thompson, Joy Thompson and Harry Widdel, Seneca, were Sunday dinner guests at the Byron Hauge home in Bancroft. Other guests included Mr. Hauge's parents, the Carl Hauges of Forest City, and Darlene and Louise Charlson of Algona. - o- Mrs. Bob Reilly, Algona, gave a party in honor of the 12th birthday of her daughter, Patty. The girls attended the movie and then retured to the Reilly home for games, and refreshments. 20YEA2S AGO IN TWi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 16,1948 March 10 and March 11 set two new weather records ever recorded here for the month of March, according to weatherman Harry Nolle, March 10 had the coldest daytime temperature of one above zero and a low of 10 below, March 11 had a daytime temperature of 8 degrees above zero and a low of 20 below for the coldest temperature. High temperature for the week was 43 degrees, but after the severe cold snap, temperatures moderated and the outlook was for rising temperatures with rain or snow. m 0 •» Seven candidates were nominated for Queen of the 1948 Algona Charity Ball. They were Beverly Wiihelml, joAnne Balge- roan, Margaret Rooney, Joan J. Crawford, Mary Alice Fox, Pat Pollard and Georgia Gerhart. - o- Prize winners in a cotton dress-making contest, sponsored by the Algona chapter of the Johnson Stoles* 486 Elicforol Votes Goldwater Slates • 52 Electoral Votes 1 GENTLEMEN, NOW AND YOU WILI- WOW WRITE IT. YOU V/ILLINTEKPRET IT.1HtfJ5YOURW6HT.WTA5I LEAVE YOU! WANT YOU TO KNOW- JUST THINK HOW MUCH YOU'RE GOING TO BE MISSING. YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AMJNP ANY MORE, BECAUSE, GENTLEMENJHIS IS „ MY LAST PRESS CONFERENCE-" *t ?' .'? v .4 !>a 'la D.A.R. were pictured in the dresses they had made. They were Marilyn Schmeling and Naomi Greinert, Whittemore; Shirley McVeigh, Algona; Betty Ann Tjaden, Wesley; and Jane Keith, Burt. Beth Annis, chapter regent, was also pictured with the girls. - o Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Plathe, who recently moved to a farm south of LuVerne, entertained in observance of the latter's birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bode and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kirschbaum, all of Algona. - o Evelyn Dau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dau, Algona, was given a miscellaneous shower at Trinity Lutheran church. Hostesses were Mrs. John Dreesman, Mrs. Loren Brown, Mrs. Regina Baas, Mrs. Otto Ruhnke and Mrs. Elmer Ruhnke and Lorna, Lotts Creek. Ninety guests were present. Miss Dau was the bride-elect of Wilbert Ruhnke of Lotts Creek. - o Mildred and Margaret Willey, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Willey, Algona, were out of school for one week with chicken pox. The older daughter, Shirley, was home with pink eye, but all returned to school the first of the week. - o Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bode and Susan Marie, who had been living in Cheyenne, Wyo., had returned here to make their home on a farm northwest of Algona where Mr. Bode would assist his father with the farm work. - o- Lois Hedrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hedrick, LuVerne, won the spelling contest of the 7th and 8th grades at the Lu- Verne school. Lois would now go to Algona to spell in the county contest. Genora Roland was the teacher for the 7th and 8th grades. - o Mr. and Mrs. Fred Struecker, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Struecker, Richard and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Braatz and Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, Mr, and Mrs. Louis Greinert and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Heidenwith and Lyle, all of Whittemore, and Mr. and Mrs. John Rabe, West Bend, gathered at the Clyde Gingeriph home west of West Bend for a housewarming. The evening was spent at cards and lunch was served by the guests. - o - The Band Mothers sponsored a card party at the Lone Rock school auditorium with eight tables in play. Prizes for the evening went to Mrs. Alex Krueger, high for women and Mrs. Fred Dransfeldt, low; Fred Genrich, high for men and Jim Long, low. ErichSeegebarth won the chair prize. - o When the William Quinn family of Bancroft visited in Washington, D.C., they enjoyed a visit with James J. Dolliver, Congressman from this district, and as a result had their picture taken sitting under a map of Iowa. Shown in the picture were Congressman Dolliver, Maureen Quinn, Mrs. Quinn, William E. Quinn and Jeanne Quinn. For And About Teenagers J THE WEEK'S LETTER:"! am thirteen and I have a problem. I know a girl who acts too 'grown-up' and she likes me. She wants to be my friend but I don't like her. I don't want to hurt her feelings but I don't want to associate with her. What can I do?" OUR REPLY: Be friendly and polite — and no more — and she will get the message. If you are in the same class at school, you cannot avoid some association with her. You. can avoid her> on the playground, in the school cafeteria and elsewhere, unless she 'follows' you around. If she chases after you, she may be the type that will never get the message unless you give it to her straight. Should this be necessary, you can still do it politely. Simply tell her that you like her as a school friend and that Is as far as It goes. It may hurt her feelings a bit, but If she Is as grown-up as you indicate, It won't take her long to get over it and turn her attentions to someone else. H you hav« a l*«noB* problem you want to diicuu or an observation to mok«, addrtfi your l»H.r to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBANPRESSSERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. 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 OPTOMETRISTS J i !'X i M'X»X*M'M'X'V'*»'«''S'«*i f «*.'. < . l .'.v.'*i'".*?. i ,»,v.*. 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 235-3743 x^: ? ' l '*tt*tt':*X i X':.:.x.:wra*r.X'M' T - r -'.T Farm Mqmnt, ' ALCJONA 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 IIERBST 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 . Credit Bureau of Kopsuth County Collectrite Service Fartbilt Reports CARLSON F»rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVi N. Dodge Ph. 299-2191 Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2Vi B. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3336 Home Phone 295-2549 Post Office Box 400

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