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(la.) Upper 5** Mo!n« Tuwdov. Mereh 33, KEY TO HAPPINESS The happiest people are not always those receiving the largest salaries or the mos' public acclaim. There is a feeling of wholesome well-being to be found among millions of common, ordinary citizens, who give to their daily tasks their best effort, who meet their obligations honestly, and who form the backbone of almost every community. One can wonder if we are inclined to ruin a lot of people who would make excellent cooks or carpenters if somebody hadn't told them they ought to try for the Big Time. Those who do reach the goal are often the unhoppiest people in the world. Then when they get the rare opportunity, they revert to a recreation period of cooking or the "do-it- yourself" carpentry that they have wanted to do for a lifetime. There never has been a time when the person capable of performing services for his fellow man has been more in demand. But the sales pitch is always for the white-collar job, and the service jobs, that could bring a lifetime of contentment and good return, go begging. TOTE THAT SACK ? Last week the Upper Des Moines went through a new development in its mailing routine. We were asked by the postoffice to put most of our papers, after they are bundled and tied, into mail sacks and to see that the proper label was on each sack, then to deliver to the postoffice. We have complied. But we also think we are being had. The rates of second class postage have been going up yearly. Free in-county mailing was abolished. We were told to put all of our single wraps into individual paper bags and staple them shut, which we have been doing at no small expense to ourselves. We were asked to break down our mailing lists by some comparatively small postoffices into "city one, two and three" when the post- offices reached had no city carriers. This we did. We wrap and tie the bundles and deliver to the postoffice. All of this we have done, without protest. And we understand all of our addressing stencils must soon include zip code numbers. But when it comes to having to also put the mailable bundles into the sacks themselves and affix the labels, then we feel we are doing work that our friends In the postoffice are being paid to do. We have read about automation and how the postoffice department is adopting such measures. Maybe this is what they refer to. If the P.O. Dept. would now ask the mailers of first class letters to go behind the counters, find the properly addressed sacks, and then drop their own letters In the proper sacks, we'll really be getting somewhere I Algana &pper PCS Coitus 111E. 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 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-t.OO Single Copieg lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly — $6.<X< No subscription leM than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST VOCATIONAL TRAINING Jefferton (la.) B«« — At federal, state and local levels of government, educators are debating the role of vocational training In the nation's new technical society. The problem Is still far from solved and it seems the better part of reason to "make haste slowly." There Is a very good question on the age at which new emphasis should be put — during high school or in the post-high school pe riod. There are arguments for both, and against both. Many Industries advise the schools to provide the broadest possible liberal educa lion in the traditional culture areas — leaving the training in technical skills to the Industries themselves. They insist that they prefer to teach their new employees in their own way and with their own methods. What they can not teach them is skills in communication and mathematics. This would indicate that the high schools should not broaden their vocational programs to any great extent and that whatever voca tional skills are taught in the community should be at the post-high school age. How ever, when schools of this typo have been offered, they often fail to attract any signifi cant number of students. Those who want post-high school training usually go to col lege; the others are looking for jobs rather than more training to get a job. That there Is a need for more vocational training can scarcely be doubted. It Is not, however, for the purpose of training someone to become a factory "machine-tender" or to do any of the simple skills which can be better learned "on the |ob." It calls for more sophisticated skills. What they are, how they should be tautaht, a'rVd where, are the questions which are'still without answers. The answers badly <need to be found. QUESTIONS P.O. COSTS Falrfleld Ledger — Reports from Washington tell that postal rates will soon be Increased again. Most of us will accept it as inevitable since the work load is constantly Increasing. But the fact Is that only when the government does it do costs not decrease as volume Increases. It opens to question whether the government can always do It better. The telephone systems of the country are much more complicated to administer and maintain than the postal system. Each subscriber has almost Instant access to millions of other subscribers. The cost per available contact has decreased tremendously. This Was not'achieved by adding workers. The Industry adopted automation and utilized the marvels of electronics. It is said that If telephone communication had re malned as it was 50 years ago it would now take all the employable women In the United States to operate the exchanges. Which seems to prove that for all our scientific progress we haven't been able to find a belter way to do some of the really Important things. CALIFORNIA VS. IOWA Grundy Center Register — The writer left Iowa two weeks ago after four months of Ice, snow, and zero weather, hoping for warmth and comfort in sunny California. After two weeks of continuous sunshine and daytime temperatures in the eighties, we are beginning to get the feeling that one can get too much of the good weather in California, just as we get top mucjj bad weather in Iowa. We like It better with a mixture of weather, as we like a mixture of our food. We appreciate the good days In Iowa more when they follow a stretch of bad days. We can depend on the weather mixture in Iowa. It comes sometimes ahead of the weatherman's prediction, and it leaves much the same way. There is no way in which weather can be predicted accurately In Iowa. The weatherman has an easier time In California. He is safe in predicting the same weather tomorrow and the day after. California is the place for people who want continuous sunshine. Iowa is for people who want a change. * * * If you're the worrying kind, you might be interested in knowing that a leaky faucet that drops one drop per second will mean a loss of 700 gallons of water per year — Orin- nell Herald-Regltter. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by Father Says 'No' Dates Until 18th Birthday FATHER POESN'T VVANT ME TO GO OUT WITH Boys YET THE WEEK'S LETTER: "My question concerns dating. I am 16 years old and my father doesn't want me to go out with boys until I am 18, although he trusts me. He will let one boy come to the house. Yet, I feel that I am old enough to go out. What do you think?" OUR REPLY: Any opinion that ''.".c to you would be just that, an opinion. The thing you must remember is that you have to obey the wishes of your parents. They are responsible for your welfare and guidance. You will not always agree with them. You may question their decisions and their attitude, but you should always respect their judgment and obey their wishes. When the day comes that you are "on your own" you will be glad they cured enough to take the time to be "parents" and not merely good providers. Your father lets one boy come to see you. He has promised you can "go out" when you reach a certain age. Thousands of teenagers would be happy in your situation. The majority of letter* this column receives is from teenagers who express unhappiness because parents "won't let boy* even come to see me," and "wont allow me to even talk to boy*." The next big problem of the teenage population can be summed up in these words, "I like this boy.- but I don't know if he likes me, How do I find out for sure?" Needless to say, there is no quick answer suitable for either problem. It JOB biT« * lr*BM* »r»M«» 7tl K dticait. »r »n oeKrrttlca tt m»kt tddrcu roar letter U FOE AffD ABOUT TEENAGE9I. COMMVNITT AM) SUBURBAN PBESS ICBYICC. FKAMtFOBT, ST. DADDY-THESE ARE THE JOMES BROTHERS AND YOU'LL NW(* GUESS WHO THEY SOUND WHEN... PREPARING FOR AGE 65? ... BE WARY OF SELLING HOME fcrtverybody tells you to pre- ings & loan association, where *J pare in advance for retire- you can get 4 to 4% per cent in pare ment. Nobody tells you how, ex cept for advising you to store up a few nuts and write a will. "I want some practical advice on 'a very practical matter. "I am 63 (so is my wife) and I will retire in two years. My wife and I own our home, which is worth $16,000. We also own 20 acres about six miles from town and intend to build a retirement cottage there. "Now, the question is: should we sell our home now while prices are high, invest the money for extra retirement income, and move into an apartment for these last two years? It would relieve me of a lot of disagreeable upkeep on the home. It would give me time to begin work on our cottage-. . ." This is a common dilemma for people approaching retirement. So, what is practical advice for such a couple at age 63? 1. Store all the nuts you can lay hands on, and write two wills —one for the husband, one for the wife. 2. Don't kid yourself about the money you'll get from your house. If you think it's worth $16,000 you'll net about $12,000 from it; if an honest real estate agent thinks it's worth $16,000 you'll net about $13,500. 3. Nobody this side of Outer Space knows whether your house will bring more now than it will in two years. You gamble on that. 4. If you net $13,000 you should invest it for safety, since this presumably is the biggest piece of money you have. Safety is in an insured account in a bank or sav- most localities, or roughly $43 to $48 a month. 5. If you're planning to cling to the Investment, then get a mortgage to build the retirement cottage, you don't know arithmetic. A mortgage will run 6 per cent or better, and if you build a $13,000 cottage you'll start off paying over $65 a month in interest. 6. With these financial matters out of the way, you must decide not whether you'll give up your home two years before retirement but whether you ever should give it up. The second biggest wrench of retirement, after the loss of associates and status on the job, is the loss of a familiar living environment. Even ill-tempered neighbors, if they be that, and annoying children are a consolation as you grow older. Like the cranky lawn mower, you know how to live with them. 7. Finally, the retirement cot- rage six miles out. This old retirement dream is not panning out. Too much isolation and loneliness. Too far from doctors and stores. Geniuses seem to like it; people who never tried it before don't. Because after a while Bluejays and Chipmunks are about the only creatures who come visiting, and they aren't as much fun as people. New GOLDEN YCABS 38-p»ie booklet now rendr. Send 50c In coin (no itungi), to Dent. CSI'S Box 1073. Grand Central Station, New York 17. N. V. 20TCSBS AGO IN TNI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 22, 1945 - o Algona firemen had two calls In one day. Early in the morn- Ing they were called to the Walt Schrieber home on South Hale street where an oil brooder stove had set the brooder house, containing 600 month-old chicks ablaze. The chicks and brooder house were a total loss before the fire department arrived. At noon, they were called to the Stanley Gardner farm northeast of Algona where there was a roof fire. However, no serious damage resulted. - o - Robert M. Loss, chairman of the county AAA, reported one of the most important problems of 1945 farm production was the increased flax goal, an item that was urgently needed in the war effort. The quota assigned to Kossuth was 9,000 acres but to date the county was 4,000 acres short of the goal. Linseed oil, a flax product, was used specifically in some war materials that no other oil could replace and because the import of oils from the Pacific area had been almost cut off by the war, there was a definite urgency that the quota be met. - o Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton, entertained at a dinner party at their home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hammond, Da r re 11 and Rhonda, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wer- mersen, Bob and Betty and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mimbach. - o - Several from Ottosen attended the 4-H boys basketball tournament in Humboldt. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford and son, Larry, Mrs. Eugene Hofius and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Enockson. - o - Cpl. and Mrs. Wilfred Reimers and Richard and Janice visited at the parental H. E. Reimers home in Fenton and with Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Ranney. Cpl. Relmers was stationed at Fort Ord., Cal. and his family was living in Des Moines. - o - Jimmie Frideres, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prosper Frideres, St. Joe, suffered a deep gash in arm when he fell and broke a pop bottle he was carrying. A doctor was required to care for the cut. - o - The Seneca Progressive Farmers 4-H basketball team stayed in the county 4-H tournament into the finals where they were defeated by the Grant 4-H boys 27-25. Players on the Seneca team were Kenneth Campbell, Gene Bollig, Paul Lynch, Erroll Petersen, Lloyd Osborn, Jack Looft and Bobby Moore. Union township went to town on their Red Cross drive. The amount collected was $766 and the quota, $405, nearly doubled. Eart Taylor was chairman. - o - Marilyn Rose was the name that had been given to the daughter born Mar. 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Skow of Wesley. The baby was born at Titonka and weighed 10 Ibs. - o - Sgt. Everett and Mrs. Mittag of Cherry Point, N.C. came for a visit at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Mittag, Letts Creek. Mrs. Mittag entertained at a family dinner in their honor. - o According to records of Weatherman Harry Nolte, as well as state records, Mar. 13, with a temperature of 72, was the warmest March day in the history of the state and local weather records. 30 degrees was the low for the week. - o - When Wm. A. Barry, Sr.placed three small Irish flags on display in the Barry Recreation Parlor Mar. 17, it was the thirtieth annual time that he had made such a display and with the same flags. It was on Mar. 17, 1915 that he first used the three small flags and yearly since that date the flags had been displayed without a break on St. Patrick's Day for better than a generation. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER,— 10TCSRS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 24, 1955 - o Fire had completely destroyed the three-story basement barn on the Alonzo Schlltz farm, known as the Schlltz Goose Hatchery, west of Bancroft. Fortunately, the large flock of several hundred geese were rescued, but hay and grain were destroyed. Cause of the fire was not determined. - o - The Ledyard Elevator had been burglarized for the second time in three months and about $170 in cash was taken. At Lone Rock, burglars managed to get the elevator safe open and collected $68.40 for their trouble, the second" time In six months it had been robbed. - o Fire totally destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mayland of Titonka. Because of strong winds, firemen were not able to save the building, but did manage to save most of the furniture from the first floor. - o - Winter out on a never-say-die campaign that ran over into spring. Spring officially was here, but some 9 inches of snow resulted in some of the worst winter driving of the campaign. Although the lowest temperature was four above zero, bitter winds made It seem more frigid, and built man-sized drifts on almost every road in the county. - o - Corwln Peer, prominent Algona dairy farmer, was one of three dairymen attending the annual meeting of the American Dairy Ass'n in Chicago who "took the pledge." The pledge was that he would drink three glasses of milk for the next 30 days to help dramatize a "drink more milk" campaign. - o The Town and Country Woman's Club, Fenton, met with Mrs. George 0. Jorgenson, with Mrs. Wallace Smith co-hostess. At the business meeting, a discuss- Ends WED "HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE" ALGONA THURS. thru SAT, MARCH 25*37 IT'S TMII ORBATMT, OMOOVIBST, WlkQMT, MOOT BXCITINO BOAT BLABT BVBHTO I»OUND TNB BCMBBNI BTARRINO THE BEACH BOYS * CHUCK BERRY * JAMES BAOWN 4THE FUMES * THE BARBARIANS * MARVIN 6AYE BERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS * LESLEY BORE JAN AND DEAN t BILLY J. KRAMER ft THE DAKQTAS SMOKEY RQBINSDN AND THE MIRACLES it THE SUPREME* THE ROLUM6 STONES* ACROSS l.Partofa Stocking 4. Mother: affect. 7. Bird's stomach 8. Man's name 10. Eng. navigator 11. Extreme 13. Anxious 14. Water nymph: Or. myth. 15. Level 16. Close to 17. Brood of pheasants 18. Father 19. False 21. Fashion 23. Kind of architecture 27." for Business" 29. Self 30. Sleeveless garment S3. Indefinite article 84. Rumanian coins 35. A lawn cutter 87. Native of ancient Rome 38. Beetle 39. Incites 40. Herring 4JL. Flower 42. Scotch, river 48. Speck DOWN 1. A play such as "Hamlet" 2. Made of oak 3. Pitcher 4. A tall land mass 5. Wide- mouthed Jar 6. Morning song: poet. 7. Tie 9. Ravel 10. Feats 12. Am. humorist 16. Ex- clama- tion 10. Divide 20. Month: abbr. 22. Behold 24. Tidiest 25. Light 26. "Three raansia rannan nao osn anra raraaaa nann SHOD aan rarara ranra naaan nnnaa gaaan nnnran aaaHa nnnaa in the Fountain" 28. Half an em 30. Wine receptacle 31. Shell 32. Prize 84. Hindu title 36. A Great Lake 37. Rendered fat of swine IB P 38 II 19 59 6 17 12 ion was held on organizing a new Brownie scout troop. Mrs. Gene Mansager gave the program, and, Mrs. Mansager and Mrs. Priebe conducted games. - o - Marilyn Zentner, LuVerne, had her right wrist in a cast for Jhree weeks. She suffered the injury while roller-skating. - o - From the Algona high school "Hi Jinks" column: St. Patrick's Day brought out quite a few wearers of the green at school. Judy Cowan was probably the most patriotic with her green hair I - o Portland news: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Young spent a day with Mrs. Young's mother, Mrs. Mary Kain and brother John Kaln. Two other daughters, Ann and Isabell were also there to spend the day. The group enjoyed a shrimp dinner. -~r> Mr. and Mrs. Lester Osborn and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osborn, Seneca, attended the 25th wedding anniversary observance for Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Richmond at Armstrong. - o Judy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Murtagh, Algona, was one of 72 new members of the Scottish Highlanders at the University of Iowa. She was to be knighted into the all-girl drum and bagpipe corps. 1 | Professional Directory { INSURANCE 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 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 29§-2277 J. N. KENEFICR, M.P. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-3011 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 295-5917 INVESTORS INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gent Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa K-SiSSiSiSSS:^ 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 MI^ELLANEpUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports AAgmnt. 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