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(lo.) D»* Tuesday, March 2, 1965 4-YEAR HIGH COMEBACK The old-fashioned four-year high school may be on the way back. For the first time since it* founding more than half a century ago, the junior high school is being seriously challenged, reports Dr. Benjamin Fine in an article for North American Newspaper Alliance. The majority of school systems operate on a 6-3-3 plan — a six-year elementary division, three years of junior high and three years of senior high. The new breakdown has resulted in a third set oT buildings and teachers to handle the junior high segment, and in some instances seems to have increased rather than diminished educational problems and costs. Recently, the New York City Board of Education, acting on a recommendation by Superintendent Calvin E. Gross, approved the first major change in operational procedure in more than 50 years. Dr. Gross proposed a 5-3-4 plan. The junior high school principals have protested. Other cities are also considering the elimination of the gradual reorganization of the 6-3-3 system. It is not realistic to have a three-year high school. College admission requirements have made four years more suitable. Most colleges today urge students to apply early. Many want all records by September or October of the senior year. That means that guidance counselors have only two years with the students. A four-year high school program, In the opinion of Dr. Fine, a noted educator, would offer a more coordinated plan of instruction. Today many students regard the junior high as unimportant as far as getting Into college is concerned. As one young lad said: "Sure, I fooled my time away in junior high. Once I get into senior high I'll really start to work." What he and many other students do not realize is that the last year of junior high is in reality the first year of senior high. Where the four-year high schools exist, the students buckle down to work much quicker. Other reasons can be offered for the gradual end of the junior high school. It has been a hybrid organization that never really took hold in the academic field even though It has been adopted nationwide. Good teachers are harder to obtain In the junior high than In the other divisions. Proponents of the junior high schools offer many reasons for their existence. Primarily, they maintain that children In the 12-15 age group should be kept apart from the older boys and girls In senior high. This Is hardly* enough reason, though/ toT spend millions of * dollars on an archaic structure. The junior high has outlived its usefulness, In the conclusion of Dr. Fine. PE» Raines 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 RUSS KELLEY, Advertising 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 $-100 Single Copte* , We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly $$.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST FARMING BIG BUSINESS Orundy Center Register — Farming is the main source for the prosperity of a number of small towns in the United States. Of $41 billion in total farm spending, less than $2 billion was spent directly in cities of more than 30,000 people, the largest share of farm spending being done in towns of 5,000 or less. Farming provides for almost 40 per cent of all jobs in the nation. This includes the number of people actually working on the farm, plus about 6 million workers who provide the goods and services the farmers use. Employment is also large In the industries that contribute to the growing, distributing, processing and selling of farm products. Iowa is one of nine states deriving 10 per cent or more of their income from farming. SCHOOL DISCIPLINE COMMENT West Det Molnes Express — There have been two interesting items of school discipline in the news recently. At the Air Force Academy, cadets were found guilty of cheating so they fired the cadets. In Kossuth, a teacher spanked a youngster so they disciplined the teacher. We have a feeling somehow, that the ends of justice were not quite achieved in either case. Teachers ought not to spank children (I guess) although if the parents don't teach discipline, the teachers will have to. It Is unfortunate that In the public schools, a teacher has to be both a teacher and a disciplinarian. We^juspect that energy expended in the lot- \er'cate$ory Is at the expense of efficiency in the first. It's a shame to waste good taxpayer money just to teach something the kids could learn better at home. And for free. In the case of the cadets, we suspect that If only a few were cheating, the individuals were at fault. But If "everybody" Is cheating, there Is probably something wrong with the system. Here again, it's quite likely that the wrong heads rolled. Or at the very least, a few should have been lopped off In the administrative level. This opinion may be tainted with mild prejudice; as "reserve officers" In World War II we learned to look with some suspicion on the "West Point Protective Association" as we called it. It certainly took good care of Its own. COMPLIMENTS CONGRESSMAN Emmersburg Democrat — Our compliments to Congressman Stan Greigg for setting up two home district offices for keeping in touch with the people he represents, and our thanks to him for basing one of them in Emmetsburg. The large turnout of constituents from so many counties in the district for Mr. G's first visit here Saturday afternoon is proof he knows what the people want. So many wished to see him the time allotted to Individuals and delegations crowding around had to be rationed. It is refreshing to have such a congressman. A fault that can be found with some public officials in various levels of government these days is they are out of touch and cbn'T-VntJw what people want, or they know but apparently couldn't care less. Tempo, Ariz., News — "... Arizona contains fourteen Indian reservations, varying in size and value. Most of them were established between 1870 and 1890, and most of them consist of lands which were then considered of relatively little value to white men. Note that we mentioned 'then considered' of little value . . . today those redskins are discovering both oil and uranium on their spreads . . . Maybe this oil and uranium bit is, in fate, a sort of delayed payment for the vast land and hunting grounds our ancestors acquired'by force." No matter what your age, the years have got you down when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get you tired. — Sioux Rapids Bulletin-Press. fO« AND ABOUT TffNAGEW by C. D. Smith Boy Feels He Has Inferiority Complex HOW CAN I BE AT EASE ^AROUND THE OPPOSITE THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I guess I have an inferiority complex or something pertaining to it I don't feel at ease around the opposite «ex—girls. I would like very much to invite girls to dances and such, but I feel that any girl I asked would laugh at '<•.(• thought of going with me. I • ! '.ng fine with boys and H the «me way around .:.. 1 just feel that girls are out of my reach. How can I over, come this complex and be more at ease around the opposite sex?" OUR REPLY: There is nothing unusual about your feeling of uneasiness. It's like the first time you tried to ride a bicycle. It's a new experience and fears are much greater than they have a j reason to be. Your hesitancy is I due, perhaps, not so much to a | feejing of inferiority, as to un- certainty. You are afraid to ask a girl for a date because you have already convinced yourself she will turn you down. You're afraid of failure. Look at it this way: all a girl can do is say "yes" or say "no." If she has any manners at til, she wilt not laugh at you. Once you get a date, you will still be uneasy. You might even have a miserable time. You might not do or say anything because of fear of doing or saying the wrong thing. But. like riding the bicycle, the second time things will go much smoother. Many times in life most of us are uneasy about something. Those who succeed do so because they put their fears aside and look to the thing that needs doing. If ro» h»r« i Iccntft *r*kl«* m van I lo 411CB1I or *• •kttrrttlta t* m»k« tddrcu >0dr letter !• FO» AND ABOUT TCPxAGERS COMMVNITY A.ND siiavasAN racss seance. "Do yon have any other Interesting hobbies?" 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 3, 1955 In a poll of 62 business places in Algona taken by Algona Chamber of Commerce, nine votes were registered against the idea of staying open Friday nights and closing Saturdays. However, a committee had been appointed to contact the nine opposed to see if they might withdraw their objections. * * * Forty-five of the 46 4-H clubs in Kossuth county accepted the invitation of the Algona Chamber of Commerce to participate in the 1955 observance of National 4-H Day Mar. 12. Representatives of the various clubs were to have supper with the local merchants, appear on a special radio program, meet prominent city and county officials and enjoy a movie at the Algona Theatre. * * * The Legion Auxiliary at Burt held their regular March meeting with Elsie Lockwood, Rose Marie Bates and Toots Hoppus hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hauptman, Mr. and Mrs, Charles Nygaard, Joe Skow and Jurgen Skow, all of Wesley, attended a Farm Bureau Institute at Burt. * * * Algona Bulldogs advanced to Sub-State competition with a hard fought 50-45 win over a stubborn Humboldt team in the final round of the District Basketball Tournament at Humboldt. The win was the 10th straight for the locals and ran the season mark to 17-5. * * * Dora Besch, Whittemore, entertained a number of neighbor ladies at cards in honor of her mother Mrs. Mike Besch, Sr., who had a birthday. Mrs. J. M. Fleming won high, Emma Roeber, low, and Mrs. J. S. Cullen, door prize. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weisbrod, Cheryl and Terry of Lone Rock, returned home after spending three weeks in Tampa, Fla. visiting the Harvey Raths. They also spent two days in southern Florida with the Herbert Krauses of Fenton. The Seneca P. T. A. program committee had as guest speaker Beth Annis, librarian at the Algona public library. Miss Annis gave a very interesting talk on books and then displayed numerous books for children. Supt. Chase spoke briefly on the Sentral School District bond issue which ^ would be voted upon March 14. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shaw, Fenton, entertained at four tables of 500. High score prizes went to Mrs. Alfred Bierstedt and Lloyd Bleckwenn; low to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frink and travel prize to Mrs. Alfred Bierstedt. Algona high school's debaters won their way to the state Forensic League finals by placing third in class A district competition. The state finals would be held in Iowa City the last week in March. Coach Richard Palmer had Cheryl YanderWaal and Barbara Bourne, affirmative, and Dick Vipond and David Phillips, negative, on the team. Karen Shirley was certified to the state meet in poetry reading, and Tom Hutchison, radio, received excellent ratings. Nick Behrends had been appointed acting postmaster at Lakota until examinations were given and a regular appointment made. W. J. Leslie was the retiring postmaster, having served since 1936. * * * The February meeting'of the Irvington Ideals was held at the home of JoAnn Klemm. Talks were given by Judy Froehlich and Judy Frideres and a demonstration was given by JoAnn Klemm and Betty Wickwire. A gift was given to Mrs. Vernon Daley, leader, who was moving away. A skating party was being planned. 20YEA2S AGO (MINI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 1, 1945 The Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce held its annual cribbage tournament and of the 16 entrants, Gene. Hutehins emerged champion. The retiring champion was Craig Smith. A group of Algona young people had the unusual privilege of getting together in Calcutta, India, for a three-day reunion. They were Capt. Wayne Moore, Enid Fuller, Bud Morck, John Holdren and Orville Bakken. According to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard French, Titonka, Lt. Russell French had been given the bronze star. The award was given as a result of participation in the battle at Cassino. * * * Harold Luedtke, Lotts Creek, brought one wolf pelt and six fox hides to the auditor's office and Leo Immerfall gave him an order on the county treasurer for $11, the bounty on the seven hides. The Sectional Basketball Tournament being held at Algona high school got into full swing when Whittemore high school reigned over Corwith 42-29 and LuVerne took Titonka 51-21. * * * The Busy Bee club of Union twp. held their Feb. meeting at the home of their president, Kathryn Leason. The ladies spent the afternoon sewing for war relief. * * * Mrs. Francis Richter, Wesley, submitted to an appendectomy at Mercy hospital, Mason City. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dorr, St. Benedict, had received a letter from their son, Staff Sgt. Ralph J. Dorr, written from the western front, in which he enclosed a clipping from Stars and Stripes telling of the activities of his outfit. S-Sgt. Dorr, a cook with the 38th Cav. RCN squadroa, First Army, was the first St. Benedict boy to volunteer and joined the armed forces in March, 1941. * * * Arnold Becker, Lakota, WT-lc was home on furlough with his wife and son, the latter whom he had never seen before. Arnold had been in the South Pacific. * * * The Grady Phillips family, Algona, moved to their home on Chubb street, which they recently purchased. They had been living in the L. A. Copp apartment on So. Minnesota. * * * The weather had been quite normal for February, the coldest being 3 degrees above and the warmest, 42 degrees. JPftkett'fts a whole, the month had been reasonably decent from a weather standpoint, according to weatherman Harry Nolle. Wayne Pergande, Lu Verne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pergande, had the misfortune of cracking the bones in his right arm while cranking a car. * * * The Fenton Forwards 4-H Girls club met at the home of Ruth Dreyer, assistant leader. Following the regular roll call, another roll call was made and answer was the ownership of bonds and stamp's'by members and there were -$250 in bonds and $4 in stamps registered. From the grocery ads: hamburger, 19? lb., beef short ribs, 18? lb., white bread 11? loaf, Algona butter, 44? lb., P & G soap, 3 bars, 14?. Plum Creek Woman's club enjoyed a social evening in the community room. Mrs. John Carroll headed the committee in charge and Mrs. Howard Seely directed entertainment for the evening. Bridge and 500 were played. Mrs. Andrew Miller won high in 500, Mrs. Floyd Gardner, second high. Kyle Keith, »arid John Kain won the honors for men. In bridge, Elsie Willrett and Lela Gardner were high for women and Geo. Johnson and Wayne Keith were high for men. Eton College in England was founded by Henry VI in 1440. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .*• ACROSS 1. Beconel 0. A thick piece 9. French river iO.Flaf 11. Fragment 12. Revolve* 14. Knife hilt 10. An enthus- iMtiO devotee 16. Chemical ending: 17. Verb form 18. Young fUh 19. Mother of Irish gods }0. Mauna Lo* to here 22. Snappish as. Body of assistants 15. To Ue to tto* •unshine 18. Wanda: 8UM. DOWN JL World'! largest de*ert 3. Evening retiring bell 5. Incite 4. Spread grass to dry 6. Fine Jet of vapor 0. Aquatic bird 7. Entire 8. To be connected with U. Title of ruler of Panda 19.-K111 Iff. Easily pulverized 18. Suitable 19. Paid notice 91. Question 22. Lizard 24. Fairy 2S.Gameftah 26. Things to be done 27. Thus 29. Citrui fruit 30. Notched aanron nnnnro man) nnn urn anrariawn uir tu nraa i aaron aroauun nan aranannm ran rann mira manna munnci pinnara rannran 31. Speaks 33. Nourishes 36. American Indian 37. Italian coins 39. Breeze 40. A play on words M. Inject W. Narrow inlet: g*oL l5.Comp*« point: abbr. tT.FUroy ».Tr»p wit* &MT9 •tWM 43. Perot oavtrd tt,0c4ofw»r WIDOW CHANGES THE RULES HER HUSBAND LEFT FOR HER 4«T have done what most older * widows would never do. "At the age of 62 I have gone contrary to almost all the major instructions my husband gave me before he died. I have done it not out of rebellion and not out of foolishness—I loved my husband dearly and respected him. I have done it instead because his instructions do not fit the widowed life 1 have been left with. "My husband could not have foreseen what circumstances I would face with him gone. Nor could I. And if he could come back tomorrow and see what I had done with his advice I think he would understand." The first thing this widow did Once I was a widow and on my own I came to feel I had no right to do nothing. . ." She obtained a job as a stock clerk in a neat little industrial plant not far from her home, and wound up joining a labor union. She had been left $140 a month from Social Security and her husband's pension. She was getting an additional $55 a month from investments her husband left. This was adequate, but her job, at $62 a week added some luster to life. "My husband had invested virtually all our savings, about $23,000. in a small local company where his family had been associated for years. He thought it contrary to her husband's instruc-' was a loyal and safe investment, tions, was to sell her home. "I did this for two specific reasons," she says. "The first was that he was still there, in his special chair, his bed, at the table, everywhere. I was living with a ghost because the memory of him was in every inch of the house. The second reason was that a home that had been convenient and happy for a couple was neither for a widow." She sold her house for $14,500 net, and bought a small, new one about two miles away for $12,000. "My husband had drawn a pattern of living for me. This, too, I found I couldn't live with. He often told me—and he fully believed it—that I was far along in years and that I should live as a quiet old lady. Husbands a few years older than their wives often think this. I didn't feel old. I didn't look old. I could not bear the thought of sitting by a window with my knitting and doing nothing but remembering: but it paid less than 3 per cent. He wanted me always to keep the savings there. "I grew nervous about this. Small family companies are all right if you're on the Inside, or if there's sentiment involved. I was an outsider now. I went to three people—a stock broker, a friend in the bank, and a well-to- do man in town I had known many years. All three advised me that, with so many failures and mergers going on, I would be wise to take my savings out of the company. Each gave me different, but similar, advice on other investments. . ." She put $10.000 of the money in an insured account at a savings and loan association at 4% per cent, and $12.500 in a conservative common stock. New OOLT)EN YEARS M-B*ie bookltl now K«4r. Send Me In <oln (no itunpt), lo Dcpt. CSl'S Bos 1871, Grand Central SUtlan, New York 17, N. Y. No other country compares with the U. S. in the weekly newspaper field. The weeklies in this nation reign supreme in number, size and quality. There are about 8,300 weeklies, varying in size from a few hundred to 15,000 subscribers. They have a combined circulation of over 21,000,000 and an estimated readership of 80,000,000. The average Canadian dentist earns $13,707 a year. Professional Directory INSURANCE lltd A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & 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. Dodge 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 OPTOMETRISTS 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. BRUS1G, 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 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 Fhone £55-5917 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 Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports S:yi!3SS:S:.;i5;|::::g::;::;::::.:¥:: : ^ : : : : : :ft: : : : : Farm Mgmnt, CARHON Fttro MANAGEMENT COMPANY Wt X. Ped«t Pa. Mi-ZIJJ

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