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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 9, 1965
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4-AI0«na (la.) Upper Det Mo!n*t tuttdciy, Nb. 9, 1965 Ways To Think Younger In 1965 (Bill Wundrom in Davenport Democrat) "The greatest single obstacle to successful living," wrote biochemist Robert de Ropp, "is lack of challenge." Most everyone is younger, mentally, than they feel or the calendar tells them. The only problem is to extract this youth How? The only price for thinking young is to use our brains to capacity. Brain power doesn't deteriate with age — by any means. "So," advises Dr. Ward C. Halstead, professor of psychology and medicine at the University of Chicago, "we must stretch our brain by giving it more to do." "Be a person with a purpose, meeting a challenger," says Dr. Halstead. Develop a creative interest in whatever you have to do, or find something that absorbs you. The best defense against growing Stole It creativity. Again, how ? Here are 25 suggested ways. Not all of them may appeal to you. But try a few of them. We guarantee you'll feel (and be) younger. 1. Borrow a new painting (they're excellent reproductions) each month. 2. Pick a book "blind" from your library shelves every month. 3. Get curious about mythology. 4. Study handwriting analysis. You'll be a party hit analyzing your friends' writing. 5. Enroll In a night school course. The subject range Is unbelievable and enrollment fees are ridiculously low. Learn cake decorating, fly tlelng, piano playing. Did you play an instrument In high school or college ? Take it up ogoln. You'll be surprised at how LITTLE you'll forget about music. 6. Become an authority on something, be It dogs, flowers, trees, Indian torture or the making of perfume. 7. THINK young. How wonderful was childhood I Just because you've grown up, don't discard some of those great little flings of your childhood days. Buy some bubble gum. Bet you can still make a big one spat all over your face. Silly ? Who cares I If the mood hits you, skip around the house. When you take the trash out, lob a snowball at the garbage can. For the femmes, Instead of letting your hair down (in private) pigtail It. 6. Dine by candlelight at least once a week In your home. The kids will love It, (and remember, wives, you look your loveliest by candlelight). 9. Take the family roller skating once a month. 10. Study flower arranging, or make a miniature Japanese garden. 11. Volunteer for the next church or club to come up. Mainea HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor Advertising RUSS KELLEY JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On« Year, In advance. SemUveekly ... $6 00 No §ubKrtpUon lew th*n 0 monthi ............ OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST 12. Some night at the »upper table, see how many nursery rhymes you can remember, alternating turns with the kiddies (you'll probably win). 13. Dare to be different. Do things in an unorthodox way. I recall a memorable afternoon when a whole group planned to go to the carnival. Then came a cloudburst. We went anyway, laughing and sloshing through the wet grounds, ducking into the penny ar- arcade to dry off for a moment, then heading out again onto the soaking, deserted m'dway, We may forget other trips to the carnival, but never this one. Pick a cold, cold night to go to a drive-in for supper. Bundle up the kids. They'll have a wonderful time with hot cocoa, hamburgers and mittens. 14. Volunteer for work In some "doing" organization. 15. Form a gourmet group. Meet once monthly, dining on the food of a different country. This can develop into all forms of exotica, from way out menus to costuming for the occasion. Make It a pot-luck affair, with the hostess calling the shots on who It making the curried rice, etc. 16. Buy a diary with a lock and key and record your innermost throughts. 17. Drive a different route to work once or twice a week. On a pleasant day, take a walk, turning left, then right, at each alternate corner. 18. Get a pet. Any kind of pet. 19. Spend time with teens. They're really a wholesome lot. They'll charge you up faster than most anything else. 20. Have a picnic In your living *oom. Light up the fireplace. Bring in the n<eal In picnic baskets and spread out a tablecloth on the floor. r 21. Read an occasional children's book, "Wind in 'the Willows," "A Hole Is To Dig," "Winnie the Pooh." 22. Try growing plants from unusual thingsi Orange pips, sweet potatoes, avocado seeds, carrot tops. The foliage Is Interesting, and it all makes for good conversation when visitors come calling. 23. Dine at a different restaurant each month. 24. Fathers: Even If the kids are too small, take up race cars. They're the hottest new hobby since trains (and far more fun). You'll get ultimate relaxation fiddling with the little cars as they spin around the track. It takes skill, too, and some mechanical abil- Ity. 25. Forget about your age, whether you're 25 or 35 or 75. GOVERNMENT IN ENOUGH The proposal of railroad labor unions that the federal government take over ownership and operation of the nation's railroads leaves us shuddering. The railroads have their problems, among which are included the fact that most airlines carry government subsidies in one form or another, and so do the barge lines. But it would seem to us that the govern- men! has delved Into enough things and Into enough troubles without embarking on the railroad venture. The reasoning of the rail unions Is clear enough; they could blackjack th^govervnment much easier than private ownership, In the matter of how many men operate a train, rates of pay, etc, The problem of our federal government is not to add to its present problems, but If possible to solve and eliminate the existing ones. The railroad proposal would bring on perhaps the biggest domestic headache of all. Crown Point, Ind., Star - "Our stubborn farm problems are minor compared with those of the Communists. Whereas crop failures have shaken the Communist hierarchy >-\nd led to the downfall of Khrushchev. U. S. productivity could be one of our most important defense weapons . . . Robert C. Liebenow, president of the Chicago Board of Trade, says that American food exports should be used as 'effective instruments of foreign policy' in fighting Communism. He believes that such shipments should be paid for out of foreign aid and national defense appropriations rather than farm aid funds . . . This, he asserts, is the way to peace." FOK AND ABOUT TEENAGERS / SH Mother Won't Let Her Attend Parties *y C. D. Smith SHE WONT A -f LET ME DOUBLE \l Z\ PATE OR / GROUP PATE THE WEEK'S LETTEE: "I have • terrible problem — my parents. You see, 1 am a junior in high fchool and when I was younger I skipped a grade, which make* me younger than the rest of the girl* in my class. My parents fail to realize that I am in the constant company of older girl* and boys. Mother forbids me to single date, which is O.K., but ihe won't even let me double or group date. The kids I hang around with usually get together at somebody's house once a week in the day time. I am not allowed to attend, because they are not held in our town but are held by kids in neighboring towns. I can see my mother's concern for me as I almost broke her heart a few years ago (it was really nothing serious) and she's afraid to trust me again. I stay in most of the time doing housework and the only time I am allowed out is when I babysit. In the past few years, I have tried to build up my mother's confidence in me and just when 1 think everything is going to be all right, she closes the walls around me! When I tell my friends about this, they laugh at me, but this is only because they are permitted to do a lot of the things I can't. OUR REPLY: Lack of confidence may not be the reason your mother won't allow you to go to parties in another town. She doesn't know anything about these affairs and her responsibility as a parent will not permit her to just "turn you loose". Continue to built up your mother's confidence — by considering her responsibilities as well as your desire to do what the other kids are doing. It »ou h»rt » teentic problem jou w»oi to dltcuti. or to ebierv»tloa to m»k«. »<Ure«i your Idler (o FOB AND ABOUT TEKKAGKKb COMMl'MTV AMI 8l'B- L'KBAN PKKSR SI'KVICJ. >HANK- 10YEUBS JOY scour WEEK FEB. 7.13 | CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES Of THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 10, 1955 A real estate transaction which placed ownership of the Iowa Theatre building on No. Thorington street in new hands was announced. New owner of the building was the North Iowa Directory Service, owned by Del Leaneagh. Art Priebe and Jim Larson, Lone Rock, decided they would never go fox hunting from the air again after their plane evidently went into an air pocket and dropped to the edge of a grove of trees, shearing into several of them and dropping to the ground. Mr. Larson was treated for a cut on his forehead and received a pair of black eyes. Priebe was uninjured. Old Man Winter let up a little bit during the week, but shot the temperatures below zero a couple of nights Just to keep in practice. The high for the week was 35 degrees and the low 7 below zero. * * * Over 600 oranges, personally picked in the orchards of Florida and brought back by him, were distributed by Ernie Williams at "John Deere Day", held at the Algona Theatre. * * * Chuckle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hardgrove and Danny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith were chicken pox victims. * * * From the "Hi Jinks" Algona high school column - R. D. Palmer, widely-known historian and debate coach at AHS, when questioned about a history test, stated, "I'm not going to correct that test until Monday. I've been working too hard lately. Why, I had only 15 minutes to eat supper last night." Mr. Palmer, who enjoyed a birthday a few months ago, may be looking forward a few years to the time .when he can retire. y * * * . ;•> A Fenton girl, lola Berkland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .G. B. Berkland was on tour with the Waldorf College choir. They were presenting concerts at Graettinger, Ruthven and Emmet sburg. * * * Ladles of the Baptist Guild, Swea City, were celebrating the 60th anniversary of the organization; the program featured the history of the church and events of each of the 60 years, with costumes of each era being modeled. * * * Ralph Reding, St. Joe, underwent an appendicitis operation in St. Ann hospital. * •* * Algona's Bulldogs decided not to wait until the final game to wrap up the championship of the N. C. Conference and cinched matters with an easy victory over Hampton, 73-42. The lopsided victory gave Algona its first outright championship since the 1948-49 season and an 11-2 record. St. Cecelia's Blue Knights took their 15th win of the season with a 48-39 victory over Sacred Heart of Ft. Dodge. * * * Mr, and Mrs. Joseph Williams, Bancroft, were parents of a daughter born at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. They had a family of two sons and one daughter. * * * From over Sexton way - If Mrs. Martin Mlmbach is never home, It is only proof of how much her neighbors go. She is the official baby sitter and has been so busy lately that even Martin has been drafted to take her place when it has been agreeable with the children, * * * Robert Percival, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Percival, Algona, celebrated his 12th birth* day and was host at supper and a theatre party. TRAINING IN CHARACTER AMD CITIZENSHIP IAST WEEKS 20 YEARS AGO IN INI FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 8, 1945 + * * Under the "Brownout" regulations put into effect the first of February, the only lighted unit on State street was the clock on the Iowa State Bank building. Merchants were giving their full cooperation by not using their window lighting or outdoor promotional lighting even on Saturday nights when stores were open for evening shoppers. A Ford V-8, driven by Cecil L. Will, skidded on the icy pavement on South Hall street and hit a light pole, quite seriously damaging the front end. Cecil was home on leave from service In the navy. S-Sgt. Bernard Pettit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pettit, Lone Rock, was home on a 21-day furlough after serving overseas with the 34th Division for three • ; years. * * * Pvt. Delmar J. Reding returned 4 to Eoca Raton, Fla., after spending a three week furlough with" $his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John 'Reding, St. Joe. * * * *- Robert Lundquist, Swea City high school student, was selected as the only soloist to appear at the high school instrumental music clinic at Forest City. Other .musicians from Swea City who were to play with the 150-piece band In a public concert were Patty Vaux, Arlene Peterson, Nina Preston and John Tweeten. * * * Patricia Blomster, Swea City, reported 1035 sacks of popcorn were sold at the basketball tournament last week. The popcorn was sold by the school band, which planned to use the proceeds toward expenses of various trips they expected to take In the spring. * * * A dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wallu- kait, Algona, in honor of their sort, Duane, who had been called to the air corps. Dinner guests included relatives and friends. According to the records of Weatherman Harry Nolte, snow continued to pile up in Algona and had reached 8.8 inches on the level. Along with the snow was also considerable sleet and roads and streets became hazardous for driving. The high for the week was 35 degrees, the low 7 below zero. * * * Featured at the New Call Theatre was Carmen Miranda in "Something for the Boys". A special midnight sweetheart show (Joan Davis, in "She Gets Her Man"), was featured for Valentine's Day and the price of admission was 44? I * * * Thirty-five of Algona's representative business and professional citizens were enrolled members of the recently organized Lions club; and the local Knights of Columbus reported 50 new.members, bringing their membership past the 350 mark. * * * Boy Scouts of America were celebrating their 35th anniversary and reported over 1,800,000 members. The theme of the anniversary celebration Feb. 814 was "Scouts of the World Brothers Together". * * * Fred B. Timm, local manager of the N. W. Bell Telephone Co., announced that employees of the company who were on military leave of absence would receive the same rate of pay THE QUESTION IS — WOULD FARM LIFE BE GOOD AT 65? WINNER Linda Kay EUer of Tlpton won the reserve championship among the 4-H Club and F. F. A. entries o| the junior Angus heifer classes at the recent National Western Stock Show in Denver. **W e >re nearin £ tne " Years — and we own a 120-acre farm in the Ozarks. "Both my husband and I have jobs, and both of us work six days a week. The leisure of summer, fall, winter and spring looks very inviting to us. "Our question is whether we will be as happy as we should be on our farm. We would be in a typical rural setting. We would raise Appaloosa horses, would fish and attend country sales. There would also be horse shows, where we would ride and show our horse*. There would be the Other activities that go along with this type of living. "Shall we convert to the Ozarks life? Or shall we remain where we are, rooted on a little plot of ground just outside the city?" You should go by all means. Because yours is the dream of retirement in its dreamier form. You will probably grieve in your grave if you pass it by. You aren't going to like it, of course. At least the odd* are that most city people wouldn't like it for long- Still you should try it, taking along a road map and enough money to get you back to the city — when and if. Some people who. at 65, have gone chasing such a dream as your* have struck it rich. They , hive filled their live* with meaningful task*. They have set up shop as "country squires" and drawn people around them. Perhaps you and your husband have the personalities and the resource* to do this. Perhaps you will be i* bippy •* you "should Jut there ire major factors working against you - a* igiinst other city people who try it — and they may send you retreating back to the city in a couple of years: ONE — City Culture. Not the opera and concerts . . . you probably didn't attend anyway. But the everyday niceties of city life that a rural area can't match. Such as government-inspected meat instead of a leg of lamb from a neighboring farmer and washed vegetables in plastic bags instead of sprayed stuff from a garden; good TV reception and the best networks instead of static, splendid insulation against the raw and the ugly in life instead of personal involvement in highway wrecks, rural accident* ' and other human violence. Most city people have grown too civilized for rural life. TWO — Isolation. A J20-acre farm in a rural area would be far removed from doctors and hospitals, in case of emergency. The quality of each usually would not approach what you get in the city. Fire would usually be a dif- aster, since the fire station is too far away. Then there's the future. When age 65 becomes 75 and some of the mobility has been lost, or when one spouse die* to leave the other a'one . . . what? THREE — Entrapment. There presumably would be other living things to go along with the beautiful horses . . . chicken*, a cow, a dog perhaps. FOUR — Loneliness. It is real and it is constant when you live on an isolated farm. ACROSS l.Own 5. Wind- driven cloud* 9. Dry 10. French fiver 11. Scatter* 18. Another Trench rivet- is. Tuber: So. Am. 16. Exclamation 17. Island of the Aleutians 18. Timid 19. Cheas corner piece Sl.IridJum: aym. 22. Paradise 23. Father of thegoda: Babyl. 24. Nymph of Moslem paradise 27. Loses, aa moisture 29. Half ems 80, Genus of the lily 82.Cloeeto 83, Underwater tree stump 84. Ocean 87. A float 80. Abraham's birthplace 40. A blemish 41. A woody perennial 42. Figured, linen fabric 44. Set of boxes : Jap. 4d. Long Stick 47. German IS. CotHoor DOWN 1. Concoct 2. Marshal 3. Contend for 4. Characteristic of Edward Rex 8. Therefore 6. Cry of a frog 7. Least whole number 8. To predetermine 11. Distress signal 12. Foot covering 14. Bant wind: Or. myth. 20. Instrument that record/I wave forms 22. Hesitation Bound 23. Three-toed sloth 24. Core 26. Province: Can. 26. Pronoun 28. Music note 31. Praise . HUE El .:J Q aa nraaa anas an u GMHHHM Hid maa anil aaao awida 88. Cubic meter 34. Tiny 35. Artitt'a stand Sd.Noah'a flood shelter 38. Ward off 43. Extinct bird: N.2. 48. Conjunction Ib IS 29 37 41 44 2<o 58 33 (6 19 SO 12 31 39 s (O 20 r* 17 za * 34 40 8 21 3.5 3f> as if they had worked continuously with the company in the Jobs they held when they left for military service. A wise woman makes her husband feel like president when he's only chairman of the entertainment committee. BATON CHAMPION Renee Stuedemann, 15, of Clinton reached the pinnacle and end of her amateur- baton twirling career last,month when she was named'Natloiutl Senior Champion at the Winter Carnival festivities in St. Paul, Minn. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stuedemann, Route 1, Clinton. Renee has won 435 trophies and 178 medals In competitions of twirling contests in 17 states and the District of Columbia. GAINED or LOST WEIGHT ? THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR COMPLETE ALTERATION SERVICE. MODERN DRY CLEANERS and TAILORS Phone 295-5277 Algonq (Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health It Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 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. Dpdge . 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance INVESTORS INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa 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 Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life — Hail — Tractor Phone 295-3351 R. H. BRUSIG. Mar. 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 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 SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — 118 S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Visual Analysis & Visual Training — Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldg.) Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Men.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. 'SWft'ftWsJ&Ws'SftWjW&y:!:!:!:! MELVIN G. BOURNE, M,D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 W. L. CLEGG, D.C. Sawyer Building 9 East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 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 PEAN F, KOOB, M-D. Physicians & Surgeons W) No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 235-5917 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports FarmMgmnt, "' W:^ : : ; :W;::yft%%yfty; CAHliOH MANAGEMENT CPMPAWV l?tt N,

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