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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1965
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6-Aloene flo.) Upp*r DM Molnw Thursday, March 18, 1*65 BLESSING OR BOONDOGGLE ? We confess to somp misgivings as »o the development of plans for the so-colled Job Corps. The Peace Corp*, Us forerunner, drew a group of dedicated people, young and old, who wenl into distant oreos at low pay to really endeavor to (1^ help the people they reached to develop skills, and (2) to change the image of the American in the eyes of those they were trying to help. For the most part they seem to have been successful. But the Job Corps has all the earmarks of a domestic boondoggle. It is already developing a new bureaucracy of its own. And its aims seem to be pretty sketchy. Basically it is supposed to teach the unemployed, and particularly the young unskilled person, how to get and hold a job. But there has been little or nothing said about vocational training. And if vocational training is the ultimate intent, why go through the red tape of a Job Corps. The government can simply appropriate for, and operate, federal vocational schools, free to those who wish to learn something useful as a postgraduate high school opportunity, at federal expense. During the depression of the thirties, the Civilian Conservation Corps was an idea that gave unemployed young people something to do for the public good, at government expense. It was comparatively inexpensive, and did accomplish some face-lifting around the country. But it was a depression baby. This Is not a depression. Nor is the unemployment total staggering; there are always some who either wouldn't take a job if they could get one, or hold it if they did — and they are of course added into the unemployed total. The stars in the eyes of some folks drawing federal salaries may be all right, but when they begin to tie too numerous millstones around the public neck, it is time io ask questions. A DANGEROUS PROPOSAL Grundy Center Register — A new and dangerous proposal has been made to the Iowa legislature by the Iowa State Board of Education. The proposal is to close all schools in Iowa that have an enrollment under 1500. We have no 1500 enrollment school In Grundy County. A majority of Iowa counties do not have any one school with a 1500 enrollment. Some of these under 1500 enrollment schools have new buildings and modern equipment. These would have to be abandoned and the millions of dollars invested in them would be wiped out. The enrollment of the five community schools in Grundy County the past year was: Beaman-Conrad 724, Dike 639, Grundy Cen- ftpper 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 As(sbc AFFILIATE MEMBEfi 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 S4.00 Single Copies - lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $8.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST ter 986, Reinbeck 748, Wellsburg 444. No school in Butler county has an enrollment up to 1000. And only one school in Hardin county would reach the 1500 enrollment. That it the school at Iowa Falls. The State Board with Superintendent Johnson at its head claims a wholesale community school consolidation would reduce operating expenses and It would improve the educational standard of our school pupils. To transport school pupils two and three time* the distance they are being carried now would increase and not reduce per pupil cost. That a school with 1500 pupils would provide better educational advantages than schools with a 500 or 1000 enrollment are giving, no one who knows anything about schools will believe. It is hard to understand that our State Educational Board should submit such a ridiculous proposal. The state board may believe that there is no limit to school reorganization and that any radical plan would be accepted, if not now, then later. The state board may interpret the big change that has been made during the past 20 years during which time practically all of the one-room rural schools in the state have moved into community schools in the towns. While some rural people were opposed to rural school elimination, they could be convinced that the change was needed as it provided equal educational advantages for rural and town and city pupils. But this elimination of the rural schools is the limit of our school consolidation, and we are sure that our state legislature will give the cold shoulder to the vast school consolidation proposed by the State Board of Education. BILL FOR THE LOAFERS ? Brltt News-Tribune — A bill termed a "loafers bill" slipped through the Iowa House of Representatives recently but our Representative Victor Stueland should be commended for yoting against it. The bill is an amendment to the law on unemployment compensation for workers who are out of a job. At the present time, they can claim unemployment compensation if they are dismissed from their job for reasons attributed to the employer. For instance, if a worker is dismissed because of lack of work in a plant and is unemployed for several weeks. The bill which passed the House makes It possible now for a worker to quit and after five weeks collect the unemployment pay. The original law was designed to help a worker who was out of a job, not because he didn't want to work, but because there was no work to be had. Even under these circumstances, It was often hard for an employer to prove that the workers leaving was not of the employer's making. No employer argues about the compensation, if he has had to lay off workers due to lack of work. What many people do not realize, ts that the compensation is paid out of a tax on employers based on the total amount of payroll per year. Employers pay up to 2.7% per year to the state on their payroll total. If they have a low rate of dismissals, this drops accordingly since they build up a deposit credit over a period of 12 quarters. We eJon't think an employer should be penalized by having to pay benefits to a person who does not want to work and quits on his own volition. We hope the General Assembly will look at this bill in a new light and reject it. Such circumstances, where a worker quits his job, comes more under the "welfare" category and should be paid out of welfare funds rather than being paid by a tax on a minority group. We hope this Is not an Indication of how the new Democratic controlled legislature Is going to transfer some welfare costs to private concerns so as to cut down on the drain of general fund welfare costs. This is a discreet or "hidden" way to raise more funds without making it a general tax increase. Economically the lowest one-fifth of tht population of the U.S. would appear wealthy in the eyes of two-thirds of the people of the rest of the world. If the rest of the world had our credit plans, it might be entirely different! — Ken Miller In The Armstrong Journal. FQR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. 0. Smith Must Adults Remind Her Constantly of Handkap? ADULTS TWEA1 LIKE A FREAK THE WEEK'S LETTER: How is a handicapped teenager expected to resume a normal life when adults around her will not give her a chance? 1 am 16, and lost my leg as the result of an accident a year or so ago Even though 1 have only one leg and must use crutches, my teenage frit-fids still treat point at my one leg. They will even shout across the street, 'You poor dear, the cut off your leg, didn't they? 1 Women I don't even know stop me and demand to know how I lost my leg, how it feels to be one-legged, and many other questions which are none of their business. H is discourag rne as one of i ing enough for me to have -to A :,i'i- <-Nj,rdall\ wake up each morning and look ;,.„,; n,r *•, a fu-ak down at an empty, pinned-up wherever I go, women stare, and j pajama leg and just one foot on the floor, without having these women remind me every second of the day that I am different from everyone else. Just because I am a teenager, have adults the right to treat me like a fugitive from a sideshow? If my teenage friends can accept me without i giving my missing leg a second thought, why can't our supposedly more mature and 'understanding' adults do the same?" OUR REPLY: Many adults could well take a lesson in kindness and understanding from the average teenager. You can bet these thoughtless adults manage to stifle their curiosity when they encounter another adult who is handicapped in some way. You apparently have the strength it takes to make the most of life despite a handicap. This should help you to overlook the weakness of other human beings. It y«v have i tteotfi *r«Mcm 7*1 want IP dliruu or >n obicmllan t» ir.«kc tddrci* »9>ir Idler to FOR AMD ABOIT TFIN \arns COMMVMTY 4M> SIBUR0AN PRESS SERVICE- FK \NKFORT KV "The last fellow who put a 'suggestion* in there was one of the best bookkeepers I ever had." lOYEflRS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 17, 1955 * * * Phil Diamond of Diamond's Surplus Store, Algona, was at St. Ann hospital recovering from minor surgery. A small tumor was removed from his right wrist and he would not be working for a few days. * * * Joe Bloom, for many years actively connected with business in Algona, succumbed to a heart attack at his home in St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Bloom began business in Algona in the early 1930*5, first operating an apparel store, then a few years later, establishing the Coast-to-Coast store. * * * Mrs. Bess Peterson and Mrs. Perry Torino, Bancroft, entertained several ladies at a party at the Peterson home. Cards were played, the high prize going to Mrs. Laurence Bergman and Mrs. Wayne Ankeny,, Joy Ann, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Meyer, Algona, was home from school with shooping cough. * * * V. C. Smith and Ernst Naumann of Algona and Burt were proclaimed corn growing champions at a banquet held at Des Moines in honor of Iowa corn growing champions. Their yield of 144.65 bushels per acre was the top yield in Kossuth county. * * * Titonka Saddle Club held its annual meeting and election of officers was held. Jesse Harms and Harry Mehlan were the newly-elected officers, with Bill Fritz, Roy Walrod, Sophus Nelson and Gordon Hansen being held over. Several door prizes were given and movies of the previous year's Saddle Club activities were shown. * * * The per pupil cost of operating the Algona school district increased $6.02 from 1953 to 1954, according to statistics compiled by the Iowa Taxpayers Ass'n. Algona's per pupil cost In '54 was $288.49. * + * Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ehrhardt, Swea City, returned home after a month's visit with friends and relatives in Denver and Greeley, Colo. Enroute home they were guests at the home of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Goode, Fairfield. * * * A potluck dinner and a short afternoon program was held at the Presbyterian church In Lakota in honor of Mr, and Mrs. Andrew Jensen's 25th wedding .anniversary for about 60 friends and relatives. * * * The Fenton fire department was called to the Elwin Schlei farm for a brooder house fire. With quick help of the firemen and others, the brooder house and the 300 4-week old chicks were saved. * * * Mr. and Mrs. George Warrior, Ottosen, were dinner guests at the Art Frieden home to honor Mrs. Warrior's granddaughter, Shirley, on her birthday, The young lady was a student at Cedar Falls. Algona's hopes of going to the State Basketball Tournament were shattered abruptly by a fired-up bunch of Little Cyclones of Ames, 74-46, in the finals of the Sub-State tournament. The defeat ended a 12-game Algona win string. * * * Ronald Johannesen was host to the Seneca Progressive Farmers 4-H club at his home. The group discussed Algona 4-H Day and the window display for the day. Jerry Wllberg and Larry Menz were appointed to take charge of the display. Roger Menz demonstrated how to make a rope halter and Arthur Hovlck led a discussion on how to plant an orchard. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Runks- meler, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brandt and Mrs. John Brandt, Ledyard, left for Fort Sill, Okla. to see Marlin Runksmeier who finished his training there arid was to leave for service In Korea soon. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 15, 1945 * * * The Riverdale Friendly club held their election of officers for the new year at the home of Mrs. Anton Weydert, with Mrs. August Bernau assisting hostess. Mrs. Julius C ape sius was elected president, Mrs. Catherine Metzen, vice president, and Agnes Thilges, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Jewel Patterson was voted "mother" of the club. An Eighth Air Force bomber station in England reported Sgt. Warren A. Brones, Swea City, radio operator and gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, had been awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal. Sgt. Brones was son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. Brones, Swea City. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Art Zielske, Ledyard, were parents of a new daughter born at Forbes hospital in Swea City. The young lady had been named Charyl Kay. * * * Mr, and Mrs. Donald Hurlburt, Whlttemore, entertained a number of young people at their home Friday evening. Present were Mr» and Mrs. Edwin Greinert, Mrs. Bert Seely and Gertrude Meyer of here. » * * Frances Becker, who completed his boot training at Great Lakes, was spending a nine-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Becker, Wesley. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Osborn and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goetsch and Mrs. Anna Osborn, Fenton, were Sunday guests at the Otto Kelly home, Ledyard, honoring the Kelly's 20th wedding anniversary. * * * Real spring temperatures were very much In evidence with a high of 63 and a low of 27 recorded by the weatherman. * * * Lt. Bob Stebritz and Lt. Leighton Misbach met near the German-French border for a visit about the old home town and friends. The two took some pictures, which Bob hoped to send home soon to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heinle Stebritz. Bob was flying wounded soldiers back from the front lines. * * * Three infants were baptized at Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek: Michael Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kressln, Francis Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb, and Leon Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wllmer Wichtendahl. * * * Marilyn Weber entertained the Plum Creek Elite 4-H club; Jane Keith gave a demonstration on chair back and seat covers, Virginia Zelgler, Donna Gardner and Mrs. Mary Long each gave a picture study, Beverly Kaln gave a talk on selection of shoes and Marilyn Weber spoke on con serration. * * * Mrs. Hugh Colwell, Algona, left for Berkeley, Calif, for a two week visit with her son Willis and wife. She would also make the acquaintance of her new grandson. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Fred Will of Union township learned their son Mow Much Life Insurance is enough? The miswor depends on you, but my skilled assistance will help you Ket (he answer, phone . . . write . . . visit LOUIS H. REILLY PI1LD UN01IIWHITIH 20B.52S* 113 WlIT NllHAtKA ALOOfJA.-l.OWA BOS 11 NEW YORK LIFE fNSURANCE COMPANY Life Insurance 0 Health Insurance 9 Annuities Group Insurance > Pension Plans CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. Paris coin 6. dolorosa 11. Mississippi or Ohio 12. Sheath: zoo). 13. Choice paxt 14. Core 15. Boy's nickname 16. Guide's note 18. Famous engraver 19. Farm implements 21. Zoo enclosures 24. Rascal 28. Leave out 29. Melody 30. Sailors: colloq. 52- Guide 33. Young person 35. Exclamation 38. Coin: Swed. 39. Aged it. Choose 44. Seaweed 46. Girl's name 47. Climbing vine 48. Exchange, as goods 49. Soothe DOWN 1. Worry 2. Irritate 8. Orwdy 4. Seine 5. Baskets for fish 6. River: Central N.Y. 7. High card 8. An animal snare 9. Weird: var. 10. Value 17. Behold 19. Trifling 20. Scythe handle 21. Lettuce: U.S. 22. Wine receptacle 23. Boy's nickname 25. Part of "to be" 26. Contend for 27. Fruiting spike of grain 31. Alleviate 32. Girl's. name 34. Abraham's birthplace 35. Most excellent 36. Wlnglike BIOIUIA 021 m QHBB QH ana annum HH aaas asa A|L|O|N|6 TI IE P E S T RAW l E G E 37. Jupiter 1 * wife 39. Egg-shaped 40. River: Sib. 41. Heavy cart 43. Bounder 45. Trouble i 25 4 15 16 Jl 17 7 9 9 10 HOW YOU CAN ADAPT HOIBIES TO RETIREMENT: SILL THEM H obbies aren't, and haven't been, a major factor in the retirement of most people . . . despite all the yak-yak you've heard and read about them. They just don't have the substance to hold your interest for long if you've been out in the world scratching for a living. A retired railroad man, Malcolm B. Watson, is going to do something about this. Or he thinks he is. He's preparing to set up a hobby market. Not because of any particular fondness for hobbles, but because he sees his market as an avenue to the three things he says a retired person needs: 1. Somewhere to go every day to get away from home; 2. Something to do; 3. A chance to meet new faces. "What I plan to do is rent a small, old store building on a back street. I've spotted one I can get for $40 a month, plus $10 a month for utilities. I'll have a sign out front. Inside I'll have just crude tables on which to display hobbies and antiques. In the middle of the tables I'll have a coal stove for heat, and around it will be rocking chairs. "Now I don't have enough clocks and watches to start a market, and I don't intend to be stuck with the $50 a month overhead. What I'm going to do is open my market up to every hobbyist and collector for five miles around and sell their things for them ... at a 10 per cent commission." Mr. Watson is sending letters (mimeographed) to the presidents of all women's organizations in the area, asking them to notify their memberships of his project and invite them to bring to the market any collections] they want to sell. He's sending! the same letter to all known" COH lectors in the area. He's having 300 leaflets printed, announcing his market, and will get boys to distribute them in the betterl residential areas. "Before I sign a lease on the] building I can get an idea of the! response from my advance pro-[ motion. If it's good, and I think! it will be, I'll take the plunge.] Since I'm getting my printing at] a cheap rate, and since I'm build-| ing my own display tables, I will start my market with an outlay] of not more than $250. Rent for] six months, at $300, will mean! I'm taking $550 from savings for! my adventure. Within six months! I'll bet you that I'm selling over! $500 in merchandise a month, in] which case my commissions will I be paying the overhead. And] there's always a chance I'll do| better than this . . ." Mr. Watson is expecting toj make his money from antique! and hobby dealers, rather than! the general public. He is now! studying the better antiques and! hobby magazines to get a line on what dealers are looking for what merchandise. He's also letting all museums in the state know what ] he's d Jng. Mr. Watson thinks he will know I twice as many people in six months as he. does now, and he visualizes some happy times as he sits around his coal stove talking to collectors. "And who knows I won't pick up a Rembrandt | some day?" New GOLDEN YEARS M-»c« h*«kl(t new rtidr. Send fiOe In e»ln (•• ilum I* Depl. CBI'S B*x 1871. Oran« CtatnU SUIInn. New V.rk 17. N. T. Cecil, Seaman 1st Class, had been assigned to a tanker,after spend- Jng a furlough with his parents. Trie previously manned a gun on a ship on convoy duty. Six copies of famous painting were presented to the Metho dist church school by the WjSl CJS. in a special service of dedication. A special committee arranged for easels, veils and special lighting for the picture sj The moon is a quarter of million miles distant. I Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) 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 1 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY. General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANfcE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance INVESTORS m:::::::*:::*:^^^^ INVESTORS PIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa ;:;:j:;:-:;:;:5S!:ig^^ 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, Mgr. HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 •"ed. S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffhain, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — 118 S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 DOCTORS &S'Wi»%ViR»v. | . t A | .v^?; i ; > . | . | .v« i i | . | . | ; | ;***i | i | . f ;*: '.•.'.•.•.•.•.•.'.•.•.v.v.*.*.*.»X%»!»X*X«X'X»X»!«>;»!«!»! MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.P, Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHVlTER, Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M.p. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street • Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Visual Analysis & Visual Training — Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldg.) Phone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. W. L. CLEGG, D.C, Sawyer Building 9 East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 wttmm$wwmmm&^ \ MISCELLANEOUS :*:*:*:W : : : y : : : y:^^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports; S'Sii^yt^X'^X'W't'W'iiw^'t'p"***^**?^'^***^**! 1 " * Farm Mgmnt, , CAHttOM MANAQEMBNT COMPANY

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