The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 25, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1965
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4—Alpono (la 1 Upper Des MolnM Thursday, F*b. 25, 1965 I THE TOLL TAKERS HHR THE 1,500 HIGH SCHOOLS There isn't a normal parent who wouldn't mortgage his soul and everything else, if he felt that by so doing he would provide his kids with a complete, rounded education that would enable the youngster to succeed and live to a better degree in today's world. And it is because of this fact thai the professional educational system, and the people who manipulate it, have the general public at their mercy. One has only to cry "better education" and any opposition is placed in a very unpleasant light. When the state superintendent of public Instruction came forth with his proposal that in the next few years, lows be passed which would require all high school districts to have at least 1,500 pupils he well knew the type of a hornet's nest he would unleash. This, as usual, wai proposed In the name of "better education." And any reasonable-minded perion readily admits that high schools with too few students cannot afford some of the luxuries of larger schools, or the expanded curriculum, or the higher paid teaching salaries. Yet just what would be the effect of re* quiring 1,500 high school students In all high ichool districts ? In the past few years, many districts have combined and the combined unit has added to or built new buildings to meet higher standards. We have examples of this In about every district In Kossuth county. Yet not a tingle one of these units, with the exception of the Algona unit, can come close to the 1,500 minimum high school enrollment figure. But all of these unlti met the present 300 minimum enrollment requirement. So what should we do ? Close down these various schools, and but the studenti 40, 50 or 60 miles a day ? Shall we start all over again building more new high schools at a central point ? Or will It mean huge new bond Issues to expand tome of those existing, and Inter-community fights and enmity for years to come between the place that geti the larger school and the place that doesn't. What would It do to the economy of the smaller towns that definitely would lose their high schools ? In many of them, the school Is one of or perhaps the ma|or glue that binds the community together and breathes life Into the activity and economic life of the area. Our neighboring county to the south, Humboldt, has just moved Into a brand new high school. Yet It has enrollment below the 1,500 suggested and It would take a combination with Pocahontas or some other county to reach the suggested total. It would also call for another huge building program In one place, while the second one would face partial abandonment. One can wonder, sometimes, just how sensibly practical the so-called leaders In education really are, and whether or not It becomes necessary for them to pursue a course, year after year, of increasing building pro- HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535- 7 Algona, Iowa [ [ l Jssued Tuesday and Thursday by j- THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO.i 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 Single Copies .00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance. SemUiveeXly $8.00 No subscription lest than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST grami, increasing teaching staff*, reducing the total sizes in classes to make more teachers necessary, and to otherwise keep the school systems in a constant state of upheaval and community debt. Yes, every parent wants good education, but real education does not come from the brick and stone, and the fanfare, and the buses, or the enrollment size, or from Idealistic but Impractical men who themselves have never met a payroll, except with tax funds. Real education comet from only ana tource, good teachers who have not lost their teal for stimulating the young mind, and II doesn't take a 1,500 enrollment to do the job. We doubt that the itate superintendent of public instruction expects hit proposal to be adopted this year or next, but there art itrong proponent* of the plan In the higher echelon of state educational circlet. If nobody objects, If people don't think (he thing out, If no compromise enrollment sixes are demanded, there will be hundreds of Iowa communities that may eventually lose not only their schools, but their Identities and probably their own economic existence. WHERE WILL IT STOP ? O«a0e Press-News — Where's It going to stop ? Remember the old radio saying, "Round and round we go, and where we stop, nobody knows." That's a good description of our social security system In this country. Itemt Next year It Is proposed that the rate Increase will lump to 4.25 per cent for both employers ana employees. Itemi It Is also proposed that the pay base be hiked to $5,600 from the present $4,800. This means a tax of $238 Instead of $174 for those who receive wages at bait level or beyond. Itemt "Medicare", "Hosplcare" or whatever you like to call the Great Society's proposal, Isn't everv^cansldered In the two earlier Items. It's a safe wager that current social security proposals are taxes that are small com* pared to what lies ahead. The "Medicare" proposal Includes a low- cost Insurance plan to cover doctor's bills and other medical costs. This would cover those people not poor enough to qualify for Kerr- Mllls benefits nor eligible for social security participation. Another proposal calls for payment of diagnostic services performed by hospitals. The Advisory Council on Social Security has Issued a report that calls for an eventual maximum pay base of $7,200 and a rate of 4.7 per cent for both employer and employe*. This will mean a $338 maximum deduction. The council also proposes a retirement benefit top of $279 per couple. And let us remember that today's "maximum" has never proved to be more than a cloud cover. Yes, where's It going to stop ? GUN OWNERSHIP Lyon County Reporter — We're not at all enthused about the current drive to clamp down on the ownership of guns. Some of the leaders in the congress think that crime can be cut by merely controlling ownership of guns. It won't work that way. Experience In New York, where there Is a very stringent gun law, Is that the common citizens now have no chance to carry weapons — but tha criminals go right ahead — because they have no intention of obeying any law anyhow. The height of the ridiculous was reached when the state arrested and prosecuted a young woman for carrying a knife. She had been attacked on several occasions and the police could not figure out who did it, so she started carrying a knife for protection. Wisely the grand jury to whom the case was submitted refused to Indict. Clamping down on Indiscriminate sales of firearms by mall may have merit. It is undoubtedly all right to have guns registered — although the criminals will Ignore that facts of the law also - but to go further, to deny the right of an American to own and use gum within reasonable limitations, Is ridiculous. Civilization now seems to have reached a point where miracle drugs and get-well cards have a hard time keeping up with each other - Oraettlnger Time*. There's no limit to the height o man can attain by remaining on the level — The Breda Newt. She Told Him To "Get Lost"--Is Sorry THE WEEK'S LETTEB: "I »m H years old and the member of a very large family. My father is very strict and does not allow me or my sisters to go with boys. Several weeks ago, I met a boy at school. He asked if he could walk me home While we were walking along. 1 told him about my dad He said he wouldn't walk me right up to the front door. He did walk me within sight of the house and then I thought that perhaps my dai might see us out the window. I was afraid and I didn't know what I was Mying, but I told the boy to 'get lost.' He didn't speak to me the next day at school, and he hasn't spoken to me since. My friends say i should talk to him ftjid.e*- plain : things, and tell him I WH sorry. 1 want to do so, but *m afraid. One of his friends asked me if I Uked him, and I didn't say anything. Do you think I should talk to him?" OUR REPLY: You explained the situation to the boy before he walked you near to your home 'and he probably understand*. You should, however, talk to him and tell him that you were afraid of being seen from the window, which he probably doesnt know. You should also avoid further embarrassment by respecting your father's wishes — whether you think he is right or wrong. You are only inviting trouble If you meet boys secretly. Have your friends at school, but don't have dates or meet boys secretly. The time for dates will come when you are older. rot t« ratkt. 4*OIT *r » r«»r IftUf U TBKNAOMM. O nw FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES FEB. 24, 1955 A "foxy" wolf that had been roaming In the area just north of the Algona city limits for the past three years was finally shot. to death after evading hunters all that time, The wolf was pictured with Gene Meyers, who shot him in the head while running him down in a plowed field on the Virg Smith farm north of Algona. * * * A public open house at the new 12- unit Acreage Motel, located on the east edge of Algona on Hy. 18, was announced by the Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Clapsaddle, owners. * * * and Mrs. Don PeCoy, Sheboygan, Wise., became parents of twin daughters. The infants weighed only three pounds each and were in an Incubator. Mr. PeCoy is the son of Mrs., A, E. Briggs. * * * Ice covered Kossuth county after a sleet storm. Telephone service was cut off for 48 hours to Wesley, Titonka and Woden because of more than 300 breaks in telephone lines. Long distance lines also suffered and east-west trunk calls were delayed for some hours due to line casualties. * * * Karen Loebach, Whittemore, was the winner of the Betty Crocker All -American Homemaker of Tomorrow award and was pictured receiving her pin from Sister Mary Anne, homemaking instructor at the Presentation Academy. * * * Four days of spring and three days of winter went on the books of Weatherman Stu Albright. We had three inches of snow; the high for the week was 40 degrees and the low 8 below. * * * A new oil burning furnace was in the process of being installed in the Presbyterian church at Ottosen. The furnace was purchased by Ed Wehrspann and was being installed by him with the help of the men of the church. Wayne Lavrenz, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lavrenz, Burt, was confined to his home with scarlet fever. His older brother, Harold, had also been ill with the same disease the previous week. Algona high school's wrestlers took fifth place in the District Meet at Clarion, placed one man in the State Meet at Cedar Falls, and did it by winning just one match. Gene Helmers, 95-pound member of Coach Champ Martin's squad, won his way to the state meet by splitting his two matches during the two day affair. He was thrown by his Ft. Dodge opponent and then came back to flip Larick of Clarion in the consolation finals to take 2nd place in his weight division. * * * Mrs. 0. R. Patterson, Seneca, celebrated her birthday by having a group of friends in for the evening. Mrs. C. 0. Bailey presented Mrs. Patterson with a replica of the Patterson home and garage, made out of cake, cookies, colored frosting and candles. tveiyn Willemssen and Mary Ann Bartlett of the Naeve hospital at Albert Lea, and Billy Boyken of Waverly, all of Titonka, were college students home for the weekend. * * * Albert Schwarzenbach of Rushmore, Minn., had been hired as the new town marshal for Fenton, succeeding Arnle Hansen, who resigned to take over management of a new Standard Oil station In Fenton. * * * Linda Ray Agard, LuVerne, celebrated her 10th birthday with a party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Ray Agard. Prizes were won by Cassandra Skogmo, Dean Trauger, Linda Bristow and Mickey Baker. * * # August Klrschbaum, Sexton, had been doing quite well In the cooking department while his wife was at Britt with her parents. He solved the problem by taking turns eating out when he could get invited, and otherwise resorting to a restaurant. 20 YEARS , AGO INTMi FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 22, 1945 Fire destroyed three Fenton business houses, the Sctralte Cafe, the Fred Boyken tavern and cafe and the Lester Wels- brod Implement building. Cause of the fire had not been determined but the fire started in the Schulte cafe. This was the second fire that Fenton's main street had suffered within six years. * * * A son was born to Lt, and Mrs. Russ Waller Feb. 18 and was named Thomas Marvin. Lt. Waller was the co-publisher of the UDM and was serving with the U. S. Navy. * * * The death of Mrs, Grant Sample marked the passing of another of Irvlngton's early pioneers, Born in 1876 in Milwaukee, Wise,, she came with her parents to Irvington as a very small child and lived on the farm east of the school In District No, 4, After her marriage to Grant Sample, she lived on the Sample farm southeast of Irvington until they moved to Algona 18 years ago, * * * According to records In Clerk of Court Helen White's office, there had been no license to wed issued since Feb. 13, nine days in Which Cupid had been on vacation, * * * The Emil Elmers family, Portland twp,, attended a 15th wedding anniversary celebration at Merle Culbertson's near Ringsted, The women are sisters, * * * Members of the fire department at Wesley entertained the town council at an oyster supper in the Legion rooms. Lt. Robert Studer, home on'furlough from England, and a former member of the fire department was a guest, * * * Mary Bormann and Rita Thul, St. Joe, returned to St. Angeles academy at Carroll after several days' visit with home folks. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kennedy left the Swea-Eagle community to take up residence at Fairmont, Mr. Kennedy was born on a farm in Swea twp., and Connie's Column GRAB-BAG BASKET Equally ac- jceptable at \ birthday party, shower or ;; ladies' lunchjeon: a table> center basket >b r immin g •with tiny dime - store ipresents for each guest. Wind pink velvet ribbon into the basket handle. Tie each little white-tissued gift with narrower pink ribbons, and top with a pastel plastic rosebud. Everybody totes home a present! But don't be surprised if some say they are just too pretty to open. HOSPITAL HOT Give your kitchen a valentine, and give yourself years of convenience! You may very well give your family an extra measure of protection at the same time. Which "valentine" can do all this? A gas dishwasher. Gas gets water truly hot, to rinse your dishes as hospitals do. Many authorities believe such care helps to prevent the spread of colds and flu. Other AMERICAN ACCENTS In this patriotic month, add appropriate touches to the goodies you serve. Fresh orange slices, topped with easy-to-cut stars of cranberry jelly, look festive and taste great with ham or pork. Ditto for drained, hot, canned peach or apricot halves, centered with stemmed maraschino cherries. And if it's a tea party, why not tie tiny blue bows high up on red-and-white peppermint sticks, and pass them for stirrers? SOPHISTI-KIDS Smartest mom in our block gave a "dress up-grown up" birthday party for her six- year-old last week. Wee girl friends arrived with floppy out-size hats, clumping high- heel shoes, and adult frocks dipping from knotted belts. There were "Miss" place cards at card-table places ... where they played Old Maid and called it Bridge. Conversation (believe it or not) concerned problems with doll babies and programs on TV, and "how do you like my nail polish?" SEVENTY THOUSAND MILES Bet you couldn't begin to guess how many gas appliances grace American homes today. There are more than 121 million, to make life easier for modern homemakers like us. Lined up end<to- end they'd cover 70 thousand miles, and circle the earth almost three times! But who'd want to spare them long enough for a lineup? Your local gas company brings wonder-working natural gas to you, ana the pipelines of Northern Natural Gas Company bring it to them ... so you and I can enjoy millions of extra moments of leisure. things you'll love about a gas dishwasher: "scrubber" action, automatic convenience, pleasantly-apportioned payments. See your local gas company or gas appliance dealer. Northern Natural Gas Company, Omaha, Ntbreiko CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER jm ACROSS 1. Belgrtam rlrw 6. Fellow 6. Travel**: - Polo 10. Circle* of light 12. Any alert watchman 13. DiApatch boat 14. Fib 15. Conmimed Ifl. Tuesday: abbf. 17. Heat*, aa glan 20. Reputation: •1. Sl.Toanjwer in kind DOWW 1. Nautical 2. South American country 8. Needle: comb, form ftignal 6. Talk* 6. Own 7. Son-in-law of Mohammed 8. Dispatched by mall 9. Of the cheek 11. Broths 18. Afire* 19. Chest 20. Type of hunt- tog dog ^.Diplomacy 24. Merriment 25. Play- ftil trick* 28. Pendant of Ice 27. Behold! 28. High regard 29. People of S.B. Arta tfllffli-IHil awn »n KHUiintJ arant • EiwiauEti 'awhn " iiaarjaia 81. Hawk-Ilk* birds 83. Detest 88. Place 37. Howitzer: abbr. 88. Moslem title tr*M to dry nwd 94.0IMM SS.Oaln* ST. Ecuador coin! 16. South Airtttioan rtv«r «1. Of Kent 8a.ChlneM liofth meajun SS.Hut«n M.Onek letter 80. Notoriety ST. Place of 88, Kind of / rook 40. fl-thaped molding! 41. Orran* of 12 25 90 W 2*> 18 14 IU i farmed with his father until his marriage when he purchased a farm near the home place, He lived In the Swea twp. over 50 years. Dr, and Mrs. M. 0. Bourne attended the wedding of the doctor's sister, Julia, at Cleveland, Ohio, making the trip from Des Moines by plane In less than 5 hours. Mies Bourne was a Lt. In the WAVES and her husband, Lt. Root. Cutler, was stationed at Great Lakes, 111. * * * June Corey, Algona, returned from Des Moines, where she spent the weekend and attended the annual birthday party of the Iowa Press Women of which she was corresponding secretary, * * * A mother and daughter banquet was held at the Presbyterian church, Burt, with 127 In attendance, The meal was served by the men of the church. Era Baars was toastmaster. * * * A piano recital conducted by lone Lease, Lone Rock, was held at Rev. and Mrs. C. S, Whitehouse's home. Taking part were Frank, Kenneth and Ralph Richards, Verda Behrends, Janet Krueger, Joan Zwiefel, lone and ' Annabelle Whitehouse and Delores Mar low. The U. 8, Civil Air Patrol operates 4,900 light aircraft. •^:::!:::::::::W^^^ 1 Professional Directory &:::;:;:!:::;:;:!:::;:::::i:::;:;:^ ttV&S&m&i:^^ ^. ....... A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hall 2 E. State 295-5529 INVESTORS ¥SfcW:&W:W^ INVESTORS )IVERSIFIED 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 Scufflum, 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 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D, Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Fhone 255-5917 DENTISTS ^K'KOX'l'X'X'X'l'X'XOX^'X'X' X«X»!»!«W*IfX»!»W«%%V»V»V»VtW»Vi!»!« 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. 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 FarmMgmnt, CAPLfOH Firm COMPANY • Vt N. Dodgi Ph. 295-ZM1

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