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(164 Upptr ft* Moirm , March 21, 1968 WHERE ECONOMY SHOULD START SAME OLD MISTAKE Civilian personnel on the federal payroll for fiscal 1969 will exceed the total population of Meh 6f 11 states in the nation. It will be greater than the combined populations of Alaska, Delaware, Nevada, Vermont and Wyoming - plus about half the total for Hawaii. The federal government, according to the Budget message, will pay $42.55 billion to 6,502,695 persons on the government payroll during the next fiscal year. The major share of the payroll, $25 billion, will go to an estimated 2.9 million civilian employees (approximately 170,000 more than last November). The 3.5 million in uniform will receive an estimated $17.5 billion. Few if any government employees are losing their jobs as a result of the spending cuts ordered by Congress and the Administration. In fact, when questioned about retrenchments, an Administration spokesman said, "We are abiding by the guidelines, principally by attrition." The federal government could attain a higher level of efficiency with fewer people, and at the same time free additional capital for job creation in private enterprise. NEVER-ENDING CRISIS Sheldon Mail — Before the recent step-up in the Vietnam war a great deal of the war discussion in this country seemed to deal with the manner of ending the conflict. While there has evidently been a considerable solidification of feeling since the sharp increase in the campaign, there is still a preponderance of talk on the eventual end of the war, as if this would bring peace. It would seem a little more logical to face the highly unpleasant fact that if the United States pursues its present policies throughout the world we will probably be in a never- ending series of crises such as that now underway in Vietnam. They may continue in Asia, crop out in Africa, or in South America. . We suppose that the American public has a choice in the matter. If so, it is obviously an extremely serious and dangerous choice to make. The experts are at odds themselves. An expert opinion is apparently available for any side of the argument. One authority will state without qualification of any kind that a continuance of the present policy will bring the nation to disaster. Another expert will state with equal certitude that a return to isolationism, on the part, of this country will eventually -lead' to disaster; It does not seem to be much of a choice. One thing we have noticed in our midwest area, where, we suppose, the nation's experts would predict that such a feeling would crop up first, is the beginning of. a swing on the part of many back to some sort of isolationist spirit. It is possibly a mixture of genuine feeling that the ideas of the founders of this country, that we should keep clear of "foreign entanglements" has the same merit now that it had then. Add to this a possible feeling of disgust with the attitude of our former allies, along with a genuine apprehension that policing the world is too big a task even for us, and you have a pretty good foundation for this type of thinking. There are at least three complicating factors that enter into any considerations of this type. One is that often, in our problems, we assume that there is one perfect answer, when in reality there may be no such thing at all. Perhaps there is no solution to some problems, but only a continual adjustment to impossible complexities as they a rise. Another complication, from an historical standpoint, is that sometimes it appears that widely different courses lead to the same conclusion—either good or bad. The third extremely complicating factor is that history has shown too frequently that the right course, or the best course of several, is not known until several hundred years after the event. "Time might be a great healer, but ifs sure a lousy beautician." -Aplington (Iowa) News * * * "Lots of people know a good thing the minute another fellow sees it." —Adair (Iowa) County Free Press Humboldt Republican - What the United States does with the most consistency in Vietnam is to underestimate the foe. An astounding recent instance is General Westmoreland's expressed disbelief in Hanoi's ability to "hold up under a long war." But of course Ho Chi Minh and his followers have been at war for more than a quarter of a century, first against Japan, then against France, and now against the United States and South Vietnam. From a relatively modest beginning, the involvement in Vietnam has escalated to the point where it now ranks as one of the longest and costliest ventures in this country's history. It has been nearly three years since President Johnson undertook the massive troop build-up in the summer of 1965. During this whole period, various administration spokesmen have talked about "turning the tide," and "no longer losing the war." Gen. Westmoreland's statement belittling the enemy's staying power comes at a time of deepening home front pessimism concerning the basic strategy of a war in which progress is measured solely in terms of the grisly "body counts." It also comes at a time when American deaths during the past four weeks exceeded those of the preceding five years. It ought to have been apparent at the outset that casualty swapping on the Asiatic mainland was something the United States should have avoided at all costs. This country and its allies currently are fielding an aggregate force of more than 1.2 million men in South Vietnam. The United States will have committed 525,000 men under present authorizations, and even this build-up is beginning to look inadequate in view of the enemy's recent offensive. Against this huge allied committment, the enemy's main force is estimated at only 118,000 men., of whom about 54,000 are North Vietnamese regulars. This main force of enemy troops are backed up by an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 administrative troops, 70,000 to 90,000 part-time guerrillas, and a hardcore Communist political cadre of 75,000 to 85,000. The enemy hasn't committed more than about 330,000 troops at a maximum, and has large reserves still unbloodied in North Vietnam. Thus North Vietnam isn't about to run out of fresh bodies for the meat grinder. From the standpoint of weapons and other supplies, the United States is fighting a proxy war against Soviet Russia and Red China. Russian military shipments to Hanoi last year were Valued at about $700 "miUi^nrRed China and eastern European jComrhunist countries sent an estimated $300 mjMion more, bringing the total Communist investment in the war to about a billion dollars. To offset this relatively modest Communist expenditure, the United States is required to spend about $25 billion a year. This is a rate of return eminently favorable to the Communists and one that serves the aim of forcing the United States to destroy itself through excessive spending. Gen. Westmoreland to the contrary notwithstanding, there isn't any real reason to suppose this war couldn't continue indefinitely under the present ground rules. Algona THAT $600 DEDUCTION! Colorado Sheepman - "Dear Uncle Sam: Why do you allow me only $600 income deduction to raise my child for one year when you allow $1,200 per year for a Cuban refugee. And if a Cuban boy or girl is going to school, an extra $1,000 per year. You allow $2,300 to keep a man in the Federal pen, and he doesn't use the family car. Retired persons receive $168 per month under social security but you say I need only $50 per month for my child's costs The Vista Training Program cost $3.1 million to train only 202 young people. This is more than $15,000 per year per trainee. The Job Corps so far has spent approximately $18,000 per year to train each high school drop-out. To feed, clothe and train a boy in the armed forces cost $1,076.14, but you expect me to do the same for my youngster on $600. "But this one takes the cake: You allow me only $600 to take care of my child, but will give through A.D.C. $800 to care for an illegi- mate child. This leads my to believe you feel he is more important than mine. ' Ill E. Call Street - Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 NATIONAL NEWSPAPJR OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA AFFILIATE MEMBER 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 EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kowuth County and adjoining areas $500 per year 1 To 8.11 other addressee in Potted States or Foreign $7.00 per year L (No subscriptions less than six months) •M I I i .1 "That's the last time I invite the Reefers over for a friendly poker game." from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS King George II signed the Stamp Act, March 22, 1765. Nevada passed a six-weeks divorce law, March 22, 1931. Germany's Big Bertha began bombardment of Paris, March 23, 1918. The 2nd British Army crossed the Rhine River, March 23, 1945. Tuberculosis germ was discovered by Prof. Robert Koch, March 24, 1882. Spain recognized independence of the United States, March 24, 1783. The U. S, and Great Britain agreed on the boundary of Alaska, March 25, 1905. The U. S. Congress voted the nation's first medal to George Washington, March 25, 1776. Russia announced renewal of Russo-Japanese flshine pacts, March 26, 1943. Japan withdrew from the League of Nations, March 27, 1933. New York passed a compulsory education law, March fclf ll?A0t Final unit of Rockefeller Center, New York City, was completed, making It the world's largest office and entertainment development, March 28, 1940. rm AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 18, 1958 Three Algona girls, Mary Joe Buscher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Buscher; Judy Tripp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Tripp; and June Carman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Carman, were treated at St. Ann hospital for injuries received when the auto 'Miss Buscher was driving hit a parked car, then careened into a light pole on State St. south of the courthouse. It was thought that- the driver blacked out at the time she hit the rear of the parked car and then swerved into the light pole with such force that the front end of the auto was smashed and the windshield shattered by the faces of the two passengers. - o - Robert Schoby was re-elected commander of Post 2541, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Algona; Ray Sewick, was elected senior vice commander; Dick Riley, junior vice commander; Wilbur Zeigler, quartermaster; Ed Wolf, 3-year trustee; Fred Plumb, chaplain; Tony Schmidt, surgeon; and Jim Kelley, adjutant. - o - The Twin Rivers girls were pictured leaving the floor happily after pasting Boone, 56-44, in the first round of the state girls' basketball tournament at Des Moines. The victory over Boone moved Twin Rivers into the quarter-finals against State Center, which edged the Bode outfit, 58-57 on a last-minute comeback. Twin Rivers' classy outfit wound up the season with a 25-2 won-lost mark. - o - Big John Smidt, 7-7 1/2 center on the Burt basketball team for three years, was named center on the third all-state team. Smidt, who led Burt to three conference titles, three county titles and two sectional titles, chalked .up a 25.5 scoring average and tossed in 1,585 points during his three seasons. Two Algona High School players, Jim Cowan and Jerry Rupp, Dennis Menke of St. John's, Bancroft, Marvin Maass of LuVerne and Ron Coleman of Twin Rivers were other players named to the all-state honor roll. - o - Pfc. Marvin Bollinger returned to Ft. Chaffee, Ark. after spending two weeks in the parental Allan Bollinger home, Fenton. Marvin was recuperating following a siege with mumps. He worked as a mail clerk at the camp post. - o » Brigitta WhUtemore celebrated her 14th birthday and was hostess to a "sock hop" party at the home of her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. James Whittemore, Algona. Present were Barbara Brandow, Carole Richman, Susan Schultz, Sheila Fain, Randy Harmes, Terry Zweifel, Jim Pickett, Bob Allison and Jim Stanton. - o John Gisch, Algona farmer, named 1957 winner in the De Kalb Agricultural 5-acre corn yield contest, was pictured as he received the state award, the county plaque and a 52-piece set of silverware. His 5-acre plot had a yield of 186.58 bushels per acre. The average of 131.16 bushels per acre for all Kossuth contestants was the sixth highest average in the state. • ' ••- - o - ••' - ' • •• Jack Easton, teacher at the Titonka Consolidated School, took • two of his pupils in his •speech class to Spirit Lake for the district speech contest. Jo Ann Baade won a No. I rating in humorous and Sylvia Eden a No. n in oratorical. - o Mrs. Justine Becker, Harold, Bob and Pat, Wesley, helped the Allen Vaske family move from a farm near Bancroft to one near Buffalo Center. Mrs. Vaske was a daughter of Mrs. Becker. Several weeks before the Beckers helped another daughter, Mrs. Greg Augustine and family, move from a farm near Bancroft to one near Cresco. - o Karen McKenna, Livermore, suffered a broken arm while attending a skating party at the roller rink in Algona with members of the freshman class from Twin Rivers High School, and was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment. - o An Algona farm lady, Mrs. George Wildin, was recovering from very severe burns which she suffered following an explosion and fire while attempting to light a tank heater. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 23, 1948 Thirteen freight cars of aChi- cago & Northwestern train were derailed five miles north of Algona in Plum Creek township as the train came through a small cut, on a curve, just before it reached the bridge over Plum Creek. The Emil Lovstads, who farmed just east of the scene of the wreck, were just sitting down to dinner when they heard a loud noise and upon looking out the window saw box cars crashing all over the right-of-way. One completely telescoped into a field and several turned over. All of the cars were loaded, it was reported. - o - The Rev. Joseph M.Mallinger, 67, well-known Algona priest who had served the parish of St. Cecelia's Catholic church since 1937, passed away at a Ft. Dodge hospital after suffering a heart attack. - o - Marilyn Batt, 13, eighth grade pupil at St. Benedict's parochial school, was Kossuth county's champion grade school speller for 1948. Her teacher was Sister Mary Clement. Runner-up was Lavonne Hoffman from St. Cecelia's Academy in Algona. Miss Batt would compete in the state contest at Des Molnes in April. - o - A farewell tea was given at the Congregational church for Mrs. Sylvia Gunn, who was leaving to take a position as organist in a church at Boone. Hostesses were Mrs. Leighton Misbach, Mrs. Earl Sprague, Mrs. Ted Larson, Ruth Kintigh and Leola Zeigler. Mrs. W. K. Ferguson and Mrs. W. P. French poured. Presentation of a gift to Mrs. Gunn was made by Adele Herbst. - o - Tommy McGuire, son of Mr. • and Mrs. Charles McGuire, Bancroft, fell from a haymow at his home and crushed a bone in his foot and tore some of the liga- mehts k lti-h'is'leg; - o - ' '' Several men of the Fenton locality attended a weed spraying demonstration at Ft. Dodge. Attending were John Munch, Everett Dreyer, Don Uthof, Willard Menz and Clarence Triggs. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thompson, Lone Rock, entertained at a dinner in honor of their grandson Lyle Thompson's first birthday. Guests for the occasion were his great grandmothers, Mrs. Emilie Heidenwith of Algona and Mrs. Lillie Thompson of Lone Rock; also Neva Thompson, and Lyle's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Thompson. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Berg were guests at the home of their son and wife, the Earl Bergs, Swea City, who were having a party for their son, Larry, who had reached his first birthday. - o - Richard Palmer, son of the Bert Palmers of Algona, had been named to Phi Kappa Phi national scholastic honorary at Coe Col- CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. Cleanse 6. Mop 11. Heart artery 12. In that place IS. Pipes 14. Gamut 15. Canadian province: abbr. 16. Prison official 17. Address abbreviation 18. Semblance 30. Abounding 22. Paper sack 85. Species oflri* 20. French river 98. Greek letter 39. Playhouse 31. Lively 3. Spheres 4. Shosho- nean 5. Eastern title 6. Rambles 7. Repair: chiefly British 8. Rupture 9. Goad 10. Existed 16. Pale 17. Cease 18. Wurt- tem- berg measure 19. Doubts 21. Assam silk- ' worm 22. Morsel 23. Basement entrances 24. Microbe 27. Tree 30. Strike 31. Carried 33. Unable to hear 34. Girl's name E* R n E ID I > |c I DHigQa HHZI ana aaaa HEBEI 36. 38. 39. Fasten* Viper Boy-a nick—,-, name 35. Contended 40. Speak 33. Ptou* 39. Captured combatant: sJbbr. 37. Ar*W«n chltft*in* n*m» 41. Catkin girl's name 48- Lo«e» color 44. Kitten DOWN 1. Perched a.Piiplay n 1 IV i* If % II M 1* 1* 4* 44- n 10 Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Don't Gamble on a Retirement Community The mail nowadays includes a lot of literature on places to live when you become a senior citizen. You may have received some yourself. If so, you know the kind of thing I mean — the brochure with glossy illustrations and tempting descriptions of everything from good housing to fair weather. Now, I have nothing against this type of advertising, as long as it's on the up and up. Too many people have written to tell me now satisfied they are with the retirement communities they chose. On the other hand, some report unfortunate experiences. Say they wish they'd looked into the situation more carefully before deciding to move. Breaking down their complaints, I find a number of categories, beginning with those who simply don't like retirement communities. They prefer to mingle with varied age-groups instead of being surrounded by retirees all the time. Others like the idea of a retirement community, but made the wrong choice. They mention a list of items you might check out before making you own decision. Cost is basic. Be sure you know exactly what you'll have to pay, at the start and afterward. How does the bank feel about the transaction? Are maintenance fees covered by the agreement? What about local prices and taxes? Take a good look at the living conditions. Are the rooms big enough for your purposes? Does the kitchen have the conveniences you want? Is there sufficient heating? The locality can make all the difference. If you like to garden, you may want to live in the desert. If you go in for cultural activities, you may prefer to live near a city with ts museums and libraries. Think about it, and you probably will work out your own 1st of requirements. Perhaps he experience of others will be of some help. There's a more complete study of the problem n the pamphlet "Retirement Housing" published by Harvest years magazine. You can get a copy by sending 26c to Harvest Years, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016. lege in Cedar Rapids. Election to this organization represented the highest scholastic honors conferred on Coe students. Palmer was a senior. - o - The robins we re back and found agreeable weather with temperatures in the GO'S. High for the week was 57 degrees and the low, 24. - o - Earl Zeigler, Hollis Benschoter and Harvey Larsen left for Des Moines to compete in a two-day mid-winter Indoor Rifle Tournament at the Calvary Armory. They were members of the Kossuth Rifle and Pistol Club. - o - At least two major building projects were in the offlng for Algona is 1948 - Algona Produce, which already had laid the footing for a large new plant on No. Phillips St., was one commercial project; and Algona's Veterans of Foreign Wars were planning on building a structure about 44x118 ft. in size on their newly-acquired State St. lot, with work slated to get underway in the spring. In addition, the Algona Creamery was planning to build a new front on the present plant along with other improvements. The Taylor Co. was going to put an addition onto its building on South Phillips St. - o - E. A. Lee and Jack Gaffney, Lone Rock, left for Springfield, HI., where they planned to go through the Allis-Chalmers plant and proving grounds for a few days. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ricklefs, Titonka, left for Mesa, Ariz, to Join Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Hamstreet and Twylah for a short visit. If you hear someone referring to a "booz" bottle, he's probably talkingjibout the 1860 E. G. Booz cabin bottle that is a collector's item. This bottle and others can be viewed at the Harold Warp Pioneer Village at Minden Nebraska. Professional Directory WW .DOCTORS 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 DR. L. L.jSNYDER 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. Harjan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Farm Mgmnt, CAWU80N MANAGEMENT COMPANY ISV| IT. Pedvt Ph. 3tV3MI INSURA^ 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 Harpld 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 Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports MILTON G. NORTON Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2^ E. State Algona, Iowa Office Phone zss-auae Home Phone 295-2548 Post Office Box 460

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