The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 16, 1965
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. 16, 1965 6ND OF POSTAL SAVINGS ? The new postmaster general has finally tackled a sacred cow in his department — the postal savings system. He admits that it is costly and obsolete, n^d suggests that maybe it should be dropped as a unit of the postoffice department. The postal savings system was born in 1911 when waves of immigrants were coming to the United States. They were accustomed to saving at postoffices in Europe, so we adopted the system also. And, in earlier days there was no Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protection for bank depositors. Financial panics had also shaken public confidence in banks. But the flow of immigrants is now a trickle, there is protection of all bank and savings and loan depositors up to $10,000, and the interest paid on postal savings is a mere 2 percent. Yet the postoffice department has continued to operate the system, despite the fact that deposits have dropped from about 3Mi billion to under 500 million. The average account is now $387. To handle this business, and keep the records that government red tape requires, is most expensive. Postal savings served a good purpose for years, but the system is deadwood now, and when something costs more to keep going than is earned In return, it might just as well be eliminated if it is not necessary for the public good. WHAT TO DO We do not envy the policy makers In Washington at they face the question of South Viet Nam and what to do about it. This small time trouble spot, with Its conflicts of religion and race and power struggles from within, findi the U.S. faced with a problem of national prestige — shall we dig in deeper, or shall we let go ? Basically, South Viet Nam means comparatively little to us. Yet, It represents a stand against the spread of communism and for a semblance of democratic government arrayed against dictatorship of the communist variety. What to do ? Let us hope that the best wisdom of our administration can work out a solution, and that the firebrands on the other side do not push us into what could generate World War III. * * * The town wag says "Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it." — Audubon County Journal. The young fellow who keeps watching the clock is likely to remain just one of the hands — The Adair News. HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535-WUgona, Iowa Jlssued 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 One Year, in advance. Semi-weekly , S/l.OO Single Copies iOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. SemUt-eekly $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST NEWSPAPER REVOLUTION A recent bulletin from Iowa Press itates that there are now 45 newspapers in Iowa change in newspaper production has taken place within the past several years, and more newspapers are making the change every month. At Maquokta the newspapers expect to be operating by offset the early part of March. At Nevada, the Evening Journal has set March 8 as the conversion date. The daily Dubuque Telegraph-Herald is converting to offset and will be the largest paper in the state using the method. In our own area the Forest City Summit pioneered the field. For three quarters of a century the production methods of newspapers changed very little. There were many press improvements over the years, but the same basic production methods applied just the same. Today, newspapers are undergoing a rapid transition based on a whole new concept of production, using modern technology and computers, and we believe that the finished product will be vast improvement in the newspaper field with more pictures used, and color at the fingertips of every offset paper when desired. Newspapers have been a little slow to adopt changes In the past, which Is understandable considering machinery investments, but they are making up for lost time now. BASKETBALL TOURNEY SITES Brltt News-Tribune — The Iowa High School Athletic'Association which handles the various tournaments in the state continues 1o smystify^jnany basketball fans by its locations of tournaments. Granted, they should be held where seating capacity will handle most of the fans that want to see the games. However, there is too much favor of the home teams when there is close competition Involved. We thought last years' clobbered up scheduling might give them experience on the tournament setup, but this years district continues to favor some top teams by letting them play on their home courts. Last year Britt had to travel all the way to Latimer-Coulter to play itt neighbor, Kanawha, only 11 miles away. This contest made little difference since either team was destined to be taken out In the next game. But a contest of more Importance gave favoritism to a home team. Garner-Hayfleld met Belmond on its home court and the Bron- coes won by only a couple points (Home court advantage is often considered to be up to 10 points.) Mason City also had the advantage of Its home court. The Garner-Belmond game could well have been played at Britt where the seating capacity Is adequate and Britt - Kanawha meet at Belmond. This year the same unsavory situation comes up. Belmond gets to play on its home court against Forest City, its only serious NIC challenger. Highly rated Clear Lake plays at home against Garner-Hayfield. Mason City catches Rockford in a home court game. If the IHSAA wants to find the representative champion in the areas these top teams should p'lay their games on neutral courts and there are enough big gyms around now to make this possible. MIRACLE CROP Mason City Globe-Gazette — There may be good news in the offing concerning one of Iowa's miracle money crops, soybeans. Drovers Journal in Chicago, vitally interested in soybeans as a feed commodity, reports that "it begins to look as if beans and oil may make some startling headlines before next spring." A trade authority was quoted as saying that the food oil producing crops in many countries were off this year. This includes olives in Spain and Italy, flax In Argentina, and so on. Soybean production is up in this country and a higher world demand for fats and oils is of paramount importance to the farmers' economic health. Prices generally are running a bit higher than a year ago, which adds further evidence to the belief that there are better days ahead for soybeans. "All of the animals, excepting man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it" — Samuel Butler. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Girl Just Wants To Be Friends .SHE DOESN^T TD 60 FOR ME THE WEEK'S LKTTEB. "I have * problem I can't seem to wive. There u 8 girl I would like to date, but she doesn't seem to go for me at «1L It seems she f<-<r a friend but she will ... < »n> a Christian, she is not t am tall enough for my age, have blue eyes and brown hair. She dates all the other boys but I can't even get her to look at me. Can you tell me why this is so'" '.':.. ofK' c,.. 1 ; U '' you why the girl doe* not want to date you—unless she has made the reason known to someone. She may not have a reason. If she likes you as a friend however, your case is "certainly not hopeless. Don't spoil tha friendship by being too annoyed by the fact she doesn't give you a date. Be patient about the whole thing and don't ask her for a date each time you see her. She may begin to like you less as a friend. Accept—for the time —the idea that she does not want to date you; continue to be « friend, and it's quite possible that she will shortly change her mind. It's possible. II you b«vc » Iftnut problem >«* • »l la dUcuu. or »» ob»<r»»Uoo U make, addrcu >our It Her to FOR AND \luill IIINM.IK^ ( I'MMl MTV \MJ oiill itii.i •• i i.i • -li.tirt. KV GOTTA HAVE F/>tr>-( /v HUMAN/TY-/M OUR FO* '' Of TRUE TEST OP FAiTH / ^ /S W/LLIE'S 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI Tip/Ml Jfalfoiku. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 17, 1955 An Algona policeman, James Egli, had been appointed chief operator of the new sewage treatment plant by the city council. The new plant was to begin op- eration'in April or May. -o- Clarence Donovan, Wesley, had a rough time with a siege of hiccups. The attack became so severe he went to the hospital where he received medical treatment for ten days, -o- Two Algona Scouts received the coveted Eagle Scout award in ceremonies of the Prairie Gold Council area at Storm Lake. They were Allen Hilde- baugh, a soil scientist with the Soil Conservation service here and an Explorer Scout advisor, and William Laing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Firman Laing, a Scout for 5 years. -o- The support price for oats produced in this area in 1955 would be 59? a bushel, a drop of 14? a bushel from the 1954 rate. -o- Marsha Prior and Patricia Hansen, LuVerne, students at Iowa State Teachers College, spent a long weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Prior and Mr. and Mrs. Van Hansen, because there was boiler trouble with heating at the college. -o- Dennis, 11-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waller, Algona, fell in the gym at Bryant school and fractured a bone in his wrist. -o- Algona high school's 28-man wrestling squad, under the tutelage of Coach Champ Martin, was preparing for the district mat meet at Clarion. The leading candidates representing the local school were Don Hansen and Francis Bjustrom. The Bulldogs had managed only one duel meet victory in 8 attempts, -o- Neighbors and friends gathered at the Art Leek home in Union twp. for a surprise farewell party. Mr. and Mrs. Leek were moving to St. Benedict, where he purchased a welding shop and home. -o- The Methodist church at Buffalo Center was the scene of a beautiful candlelight wedding ceremony when Marlys Steinberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Steinberg, became the bride of Norman M. Bruns, son of Mrs. H. H. Bruns, Titouka. The newlyweds were to be at home on a farm near Titonka. -o- Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Carpenter and Janet Pingel, Led- yarci, attended a hardware dealer's convention in Des Moines. Mrs. E. A. Carpenter was seen and interviewed on television while there. -o - Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bruhn, Feuton, left for a six week vacation in New Mexico and Arizona. They planned to visit friends enroute, also. - o- Altrona's parkin;: MI " ' • .- cdpis alter slightl) ni^ix u.^ four months in operation totaled $ri,818.24, according to figures kopt by City Clerk Ivy Scuff- ham. Dorothy Gade of Algona and John Helleseth of West Bend were awarded the county 4-H Outstanding Membership Award for 1954. Dorothy was a member of the Cresco Chums and John of the Garfield Hustlers, -o- The attractive building taking shape at St. Joe was the new convent for the Sisters of St. Francis who teach at St. Joseph's Catholic school, -o- Sexton was planning on hundreds of visitors Feb. 23. The occasion was the grand opening of the Federal North Iowa Grain Co. and the original Aunt Jemima was to be present serving her famous flap-jacks free. Wilford Ward, mgr., and Francis McMahon, assistant mgr., were official hosts. 20TCIBS AGO INTWi FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 15, 1945 According to a survey, 20 families in Algona would be compelled to move March 1 because of the sale of their homes and the owners moving in. The housing problem was becoming more acute every day. Several families had to move out of the city because they were unable to find living quarters. The FHA was taking steps to help alleviate the situation, -o- Wlien Mike Loss and his son Mike Jr., attended the Iowa Hereford Association show at Cedar Rapids, they were so well impressed with the showing of fine Hereford blood lines they bought a 2-year old bull, Belle's Mischief, second premium winner in the display and show. Tbey paid $2,500 for the bull and it now headed the large and splendid herd of Herefords on the Loss place south of town, -o- The groundhog did not see his shadow, and the January thaw, 3 weeks late, arrived and the mercury hovered in the 34 to 46 neighborhood. The low for the week was zero, -o- Rex Taylor of the Air Corps, home on furlough from Phoenix, Ariz., called on Grandma Wise in Sexton. -o- Mr, and Mrs. Edward Lenz, LuVerne, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary by having a family dinner in the basement of the Lutheran church. Mr. and Mrs. Lenz received many nice gifts and a purse of money. -o- A surprise party was given for Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cook, Algona, who had recently sold their lunch room and cabins. It was a hard time party given in the form of a kitchen shower for friends of the Cooks and their employees. Audrey Frye made the arrangements, -o- Dewey Skilling, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Skilling, Irvington, had arrived home after finishing boot training at Great Lakes. -o- A good crowd followed the Lone Rock girls' team to Rodman to the Girls'Sectional Tournament, where they met and were defeated by Seneca by a score of 41-22. The Wesley basketball girls won the gold trophy awarded to the winning team in the Sectional Tournament at Renwick, and the Seneca girls' team brought home a trophy after winning the tournament at Rodman. -o- According to the January report of stamps and bond sales to Kossuth town and rural school pupils, sales for the month reached nearly $2,000. Kossuth ranked fourth in the state in the amount of stamps and bonds purchased by schools from Sept. to Dec., 1944. -o- Wm. C. Dau, Algona, showed pictures of Call State Park in the different seasons of the year and also a group of pictures taken of the big goose flight near Onawa, Iowa, in 1940, to the Soroptimist Club. Mr. Dau has made an extensive hobby of taking motion pictures and had an outstanding collection of interesting pictures, -o- A farewell gathering was held in the Methodist church basement at Fenton for five families who were moving away and leaving the Fenton congregation. Mrs. A. H. Meyers and Mrs. ArloRanneywereincharge. -o- The Portland Service Club was to meet at the home of Mrs. Jake Smith. The women were working on quilts. A woolen quilt top was sent to the Burt unit to complete at • their next sewing meeting. Reader Comment KIND WORDS Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Algona, Iowa 50511 CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M ACROSS 1. Gambol 6. Honorary title: Turk. 11. Join 12. Pert, to a deathly pallor 13. Beat 15. Certain 16. Insect 17. Spinning toy 10. Pull 20. Affirm 22. Cries, as a crow 25. A seaman 28. Conform 30. Cubic meter 31. Loyalists: Am. Hist. 33. Border 84. Goes away: si. 36. Indian mulberry 38. Brood of pheasants 89. Distress signal 42. Twist 44. A man of learning 46. Expects 48. A thrusting weapon 49. Girl's name 60. Abrupt DOWN 1. Buffet 2. Inrtlpo plant Fr. 5. Pauses 6. Father: colloq. 7. Beast of burden 8. Traveled to and fro, as a connecting train 9. Protagonist 10. Afresh 14. Throw 18. Vegetables 20. A jellied dish 21. Ceremonies 22. Feline 23. Fuss 24. Armed vessels 2fi. Organized: abbr. 27. Enclosure: Scot. 29. Gull-like bird 32. Speaks 35. Included in American plan 36. Dull pain 43. 37. Not excited 39. Rational 45. 40. Formerly 41. A scale 47. degree: mus. aacaa HHEJ QET HUUffl arau laaua nu aaanj asaw HHBU ma ana Hawaiian wreath Large tube Compass point: abbr. 16 22 28 31 42 2. 3 4 5" y/.<D 7 8 9 10 25 37 2 3 20 % 17 29 38 47 14 25 52 \z. IB 35" 48 SO 15 53 19 40 27 4- BE A FRUITCAKE — AND GET SOME AID WHEN YOU RETIRE Federal Government re- j government^ an^emergency Joan .jntly loaned $25,000 to a cooperative in Louisiana that was engaged in making fruit-cakes. It such, usually bring forth greater benevolences than fruitcakes or was a 15 year loan, at 4 per cent, benevolences tnan iruucaKes or A BfiJar-old retired man or hogs. A tornado can roar through the property of people in any region of the U.S., lifting the roof, knocking down the fences, and upsetting the privy in the A 66-year-old retired man or woman who has cancer would like a little of that benevolence. They can't have it. If they could borrow $25,000 they might be ao buy a'cure." At iealt "they i back yard . . . and amid the could buy a softening of the pain I glorious publicity about it all that * _ .T .. .1 _ . .._!.. il«jt **rmA**B anH f\n *T* w and some comfort for the time remaining to them. A couple of months ago a severe drought spread across the U.S. Counties began appealing to the Federal Government for emergency help. The U.S. Agri comes in the papers and on TV to. the victims, and the tributes paid to their courage, they can get government help to get back on their feet. The 66-year-old retired man or woman lying in lonely courage V.J II tip. A lit wf .M. - «e* " ••«••• -.r *j - — culture Department came ; at home with a bleeding stomach through, offering drought aid to I can get no help unless they can 900 countries in about 27 states. ! pay for it. They can declare Among other things, it offered themselves paupers and get some livestock feed at cut-rate prices help. But the fruitcakes, the to livestock raisers in 24 states. ! hogs, and the privy need no dec- The 66-year-old retired man or woman who is twisted with arthritis cannot get cut-rate medicines, or doctors, or hospitals. Or cut-rate anything they need to save their lives and stop their hurting. (If you think this column is building up to an endorsement of Medicare you are wrong. If you think it is building toward the premise that our government will do more for a fruitcake or a hungry hog than it will for a pensioner in pain, you are on firmer ground.) In the drought crises, the Agriculture Department went further than cut-rate livestock feed. It offered emergency loans to farmers in 928 counties to tide them over the crisis. The 66-year-old retired man or woman cannot get from the laration of poverty. Only people. A farmer raising one of the major crops of the country can get from the government an all- risk insurance policy that provides protection for his crops. A 66-year-old retired man or woman can't get the same thing for their health. A city or town can get lots of money from the Small Business Administration to develop their communities and get life moving again. The 66 year old retired man or woman, lying in a semi-invalid condition all across our country and yearning to get life moving again, would like a little of that. New GOLDEN YEARS 38-pkie booklet now ready. Send Me In coin Inn ilarnpi), to Dept. C8P8 Box 1«tZ, Grand Central Station. New York 17, N. Y. Dear Sirs: Enclosed please find a check for $6.00 for renewal of my subscription to the Upper Des Moines paper. I very much enjoy receiving the paper, as you always have a lot of recent news, good pic- tures, and the latest in weather and sports reports. Keep up the good work I Thank you. Sincerely, Karen M. Haase Clarinda, Iowa Professional Directory INSURANCE INVESTORS A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa 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 Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life — Hail — Tractor Phone 295-3351 R. H. BRUSIG. Mgr. 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 SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — 118 S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 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 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRISTS 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. 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 Mon. - Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A. M. W. L. CLEGG, D.C. Sawyer Building 9 East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports Farm Mgmnt. JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 255-5917 CABLSON Form MANAGEMENT COMPANY 121 2 N. Dodge Ph. JSi-2891

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