The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 1, 1965
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»!er- D !.-»v Th hursday, April 1, 1965 MRS. VERSATILITY A TIMELY SUGGESTION Formers who are gearing up for springtime operations were urged today to include conservation in their plans and thinking. Richard I. Anderson, Chairman of the Kossuth County ASC Committee, reminded farmers that those who need some particular conservation project on their land this year and who have not already done so are invited to discuss their plans with the ASC county committee. Cost-sharing assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Program (ACP) may still be available for needed conservation work. Now is a good time to plan and carry out needed conservation, the chairman declared. Many farmers this spring are setting aside land for a conserving use under the feed grain or wheat diversion program. Conservation work of a mechanical or construction type can most easily be done while the land is out of production. Springtime also in many areas is "rain time," Anderson said. It is therefore the season when ACP water-conserving and erosion- prevention practices really perform — helping to get the water into the soil to help drought- proof the land for the summer. Water- conserving practices available for ACP assistance in Kossuth County include: Contouring, Sodwaterways, Terracing, Seeding and Erosion Control Dams. The chairman points out that 1he time- tested Agricultural Conservation Program is one of the nation's oldest farm-action programs. It is now in its 30th program year of continuous operation. Each year it encourages and assists in completing additional conservation of soil, water, grass, woods, and wildlife on more than a million farms and ranches. The farmer and the public match funds in bearing the cost of carrying out the practice. WHAT MAKES POPCORN POP ? Farmers Digest — In spite of all our modern scientific achievements, there is still uncertainty about what makes popcorn pop. Some maintain that the moisture in the kernel turns to steam when heated, thus bursting the hard shelled kernel. Still others claim that heat causes a violent rearrangement of the molecular structure which, leads to something like an atomic chain reaction and explosion. In any case, the average American eats more than 27 quarts of popcorn each year. People who make good use of their time have tione to spare — The Adair News. There's no limit to the height a man can attain by remaining on the level — Clarinda Herald Journal. 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 S4 00 Sln«l« Cople» We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly $6-00 No subscription less than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST TEACHES THE FUNDAMENTALS The Emmetsburg Democrat recently ran a story on "modern education" that asked: "Is there any school in the county that teaches geography ? Do kids these days know how many states we have and can they name them ?" The comment in the newspaper brought an interesting and stimulating reply from a grade school teacher which we herewith present. I have been teaching Fifth Grade in Cylinder for 13 years. I have taught social studies, but in this class we have learned the history and geography of the United States. We dwell especially on map study of the now 50 states. Each child is required to learn the states and capitals of each group of slates as we study them. We also learn the main cities, rivers, mountains, etc., for each state. At the end of the year, the children are able to put in these important geographical places on an outline map of the United States without using any aids, and I am sure that well over 50 per cent of my students do not make any mistakes at this time. They learn to spell these places correctly, too. To make geography more Interesting wo correlate it with language and write letters to other fifth grade students in other states. We receive letters from those students and these letters are displayed on a bulletin board containing a large outline map of the 50 states. A colored string is strung from the state to the child's picture and the letter which they received. We also write business letters to the capital cities (Chamber of Commerce) and ask for a picture of the stafe capital. These, too, are displayed on a bulletin board .... Fifth Grade Is not the place to diagram sentences because they do not know all the parts of speech or how they are used. But, I do know that my son learned to diagram sentences when he was in the seventh grade in Cylinder. He liked it and was very good at it. Wo do not have spelldowns as you probably think of them as each grade declaring a winner and the winners competing against each other until a winner is declared. In my room we have what I call spell-ups. Two teams are chosen and when you spell a word correctly, you move to the head of your team. What advantage is there to spelldowns where the poor students who need the practice sit at their desks while the good students get the practice? In my spell-up, the poorer students are motivated to spell the words correctly so that they may move to the head of their team. .-. I,.think mos.t of our teachers today may not be aS old as I, but they probably are doing as well as I am in the teaching field. Sincerely, Mrs. Elmer (Irma Dannewltz) Johnson .BLAME IT ON THE PARENTS West De$ Moines, (la.) Express — We've read some of the news from Darien, Conn., where a group of juveniles got into a drinking spree and 13 adults were punished in the courts. We've also read an article presumably written by one of the juveniles, under the subject of "Our Parents Let Us Down." Probably the parents were at fault. Still, for the time being we've had about all we can stomach of this business of blaming everything on Pop and Mom. Last week in northern Iowa a juvenile who had sassed a cop p^ter a traffic incident went into the newspaper office and demanded that his name be kept out of the paper. To publish it, he contended, would be a "violation of his rights." All of a sudden, every trouble-maker under 18 has become a "sea lawyer," leaning heavily on his status as a "juvenile." These kids do not seek to avoid trouble, they just want to avoid punishment. Fortunately, they are in an extreme minority. We have millions upon millions of real fine youngsters who don't get any publicity. By the time the strong get through with it, the "meek" may not want the earth — Orlnnvll Herald-Rtgister. Man is an odd creature. He'll buy football tickets six months in advance — but wait until the day after his wife's birthday 1o buy her a gift - The Dunlap Reporter. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith When Parents Object To Boyfriend to hii J^j MY PARENTS MA.VE HEARP T-HIMG-& TUB WEEK'S LETTER: "1 have a problem with my parents. My boyfriend has never done anything bad when he was with me, but my parents have heard things about him and will not let me date him. Every time he asks me, 1 have to refuse because they think he is bad. What should I do?" OUR REPLY: You are bound to obey the wishes of your parents The first time this boy did something "bad" in your presence might be enough to involve you in something you would regret for the rest of your life. If the things your parents have heard about the boy are true, it is their responsibility as parents to refuse to allow you to date him. Sometimes, parents are misinformed, or they hear things about a boy that are not exactly true. You should know the boy well enough to determine how much trutli is to be found in the things your parents have been told about him. If your parents are wrong about the boy, try to convince them of this fact. But, don't decide you're right and they are wrong and use this as an excuse for not obeying their svishes. You have as much of an obligation to obey your parents as they are obliged to provide you with proper guidance and counseling. H you have a lerniifc problem you want to dUcukv or an oparrvilioii to nukt addrrjs jour Irllrr to FOR AM) AbOl T TFt:NAlii:ilS. fOMMl'NITV \M» SlBl KUAN 1'1U-»S , KY. VoU SEvV AT 01/TfoH BACK ON MV FOR SOME vVRlTlNS- PAPER. • DIP YOU IRON MY PARTY PRESS? YOU WIUU PRIVB US TO THE MOV'IE SATURPAY, t*>^ WON'T YOU, MOM 10YEHRS AGO IN TWl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 31, 1955 - o - A load of oats and a load of feeder pigs cluttered highway 169 when two trucks carrying them sideswiped in front of the Chester Schoby residence early in the morning. One truck, carrying the oats, tried to pass the truck that was carrying the load of hogs and in the resulting sideswipe the load, of oats turned over across the highway, blocking traffic for a time. The box carrying the feeder pigs came loose from the second truck, veered off the highway east, and the pigs scattered far and wide. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and a crew of passirig volunteers finally gathered in'the • stray pigs and cleared traffic. - o - It had warmed up a lot, but according to Weatherman Stu Albright it was still too early to put away that winter coat. The high for a period was a nice, dry 57 degrees and the low 2 above. - o - An estimated crowd of 5,000 people attended the eleventh annual Market Day at Ottosen, despite adverse weather conditions. Approximately 2,000 items were sold and five auctioneers cried the sale that started at 11 a.m. •• c\ — f Curb and gutter would again be on the agenda when Algona's city council held its regular meeting. There were problems to be ironed out before bids could be called for so the curb and gutter and blacktopping program could begin. It was hoped prompt action could be taken on the matter so the work could be completed. - o - June Adel West, Wesley, was honored at a miscellaneous shower in the parish hall. Court whist was played, with Mrs. Ray Becker winning high score, Mrs. Kisch, low, and Mrs. Jack Grant, door prize. - o - Nancy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Muckey, Algona, was recovering from an attack of mumps. Her sister, Patty, was recovering from the measles. - o - On the sick list amoung the children in Sexton were Mary Alice Klein and David Hoover. David passed his along, as his father, Merle Hoover, fell victim to his mumps. - o - Ervin Root, Fenton kindergarten pupil, fell from a haymow ladder ami broke his arm. His arm would be in the cast for three to six weeks. - o - Phyllis Hammond returned Sunday to Minneapolis to take up her new duties as a director of health service in the Abbott hospital training school for nurses. She had been visiting her parents, the Ed Hammonds, Swea City. - o Mrs. Raymond Berte, Liver- more, entertained her bridge club at her home. Auction bridge was played. High score went to Mrs. Wayne Vaudt and consolation prize to Mrs. Frank Reding. Invited guests Included Mrs. Frank Hilbert, Mrs. Frank Reding and Anna Altaian. - o - Another all-time Algona high school basketball record fell when four members of the 195455 Bulldog starting five landed on the honor roll picked by the Iowa Dally Press Association. Larry Christensen, Doug Meyer, Don Cook and Nidas Dermand landed berths on the squad picked by coaches, officials and newspapermen all over the state. Merle Loss, stalwart of St. Cecelia's Blue Knights, was the fifth Algonan to make the list. - o - St. Cecelia's Academy won four top ratings in the district contest of the Iowa High School Speech Ass'n held at Denison. Those participating were James McMahon iji^riginal'qMjgry and extemporaneous speaking/ David Bruch in radio speaking and Thomas Zender in original oratory. __ 20YEA2S AGO IN TWl FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES March 29, 1945 - o - Rosemary Berte, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Berte, St. Joe, won the county spelling match by spelling the word "nominative" correctly. She was •to be the county's representative in the sectional contest to be held at Storm Lake in April. - o - Eugene Zender, graduate of the St. Cecelia's Academy, class of '41, graduated from the Naval Flying School at Corpus Christi, Texas. He was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Naval Air Corps. - o - Lewis Hagg, 81, one of the well- known and respected old-timers of Algona, died at his home March 26 after several months of ill health. He came to America from Sweden at the ag^ and located in Algona lif 1880. He was a tiler for many years, later became a stone and brick mason and then was employed by the city in later years. - o - Sorenson grocery had set a fine record in the collection waste fats during the war effort. They had collected 11,555pounds, which was only 445 pounds short of six tons. - o - At the organization meeting of the board of directors of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, John Kohlhaas was elected to serve as president and Dr. W. D. Andrews, vice president. • •"! • .- • ,ir ": 0 ^: r :9f! r,r,-:'...'. Betty and Le^y'Sarcliet, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sarchet, Union Twp., came up from Ames and spent the weekend with their parents. - o - Mrs. Lawrence Marty, Lu- Verne, resigned her position as teacher in the Vernon Consolidated school and was leaving soon to be with her husband, Pvt. Lawrence Marty, who was stationed at a camp in Arkansas. Lena Geigle had been hired to fill the vacancy. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme, Ottosen, and their daughter Shirley were dinner guests at the home of the Clyde Bavauders at Emmetsburg. The Bavenders were former residents of Ottosen. - o lone Lease, high school principal at Lone Rock, spent the weekend at Des Moines where she attended the State Basketball tournament. She was accompanied by Helen Jensen, Emma CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Without hair 5. Leg-like part 9.8-shaped molding: 10. Look here! 11. Town, Alberta, Can. 12. Ethereal fluid In veins of gods: myth. 14. Rugged mountain crest 15. Plncerllke claw 16. Donkey 17. Entire amount 19. Soak flax 20.Speak 22. Sacred bull 1 . Egypt 26. Preclou* •tone 29. Tear* apart 31. Cord 32. Merry 93. Rolled tea 35. Dickena' character 36. Pronoun 57. Smithy's •hop 39. Therefore 40. Anesthetic 42. Inexperienced 44. Ireland 45. Serf 49. Tear 47. Feat DOWN l.Wildplga 2. Qlrl'i name 3. Remaining 4. Conquer 5. Gum 6. Wealthy 7. Theater attendant 8. A neckpiece 11. Cry of a lamb 13. Rodent 18. Lieutenant: abbr. 20. Employ 21. Tier 22. Debute 23. Monetary unit: Turk. 24. Creeper 26. Seed 27. Seed of anise 28. Fruit 30. Tallied 31. Labeled 34. Period in a day: abbr. HHH OHO aiann ranna anna nmaiua ana an naan arararaa ninantn anamn QBHOB maDD aaaa BUS HBO 37. FlowerteM plant 38. Scottish- Gaelic 41. Hasten 43. Compass point E 3 H 41 17 10 IT 18 m *r m 5 t 7 8 ie 19 15" WHAT THE MANUALS DON'T TELL YOU ON RETIREMENT textbooks on retirement that companies and institutions give their employees are good, and getting better. But they don't like to get away from the platitudes. This week three people who are retired did. And those approaching retirement with the idea that they have all the answers might want to listen: Edward R. Stephens, who remained at home—"When a man retires he usually has made fine resolutions about getting into community affairs, getting another job . . . about being up- and-doing with all his wonderful freedom. Then he goes out and half-does everything he lays hands on. "He's adjusted now to his reduced finances. He can live with daytime TV. He likes his naps. Why should he be bothered too much with a chairmanship in the Community Improvement League? 'Nuts to that nonsense 1 becomes a philosophy with him. He takes the job, then goofs it. Or else he works at it with rare energy for three weeks, then gets lost. "About a year of this, and he's typed. Nobody wants him any more. "A man must do something active in retirement. So he must approach what he does with the same character he showed when he had to—on his eight-hour day. Or he will surely vegetate." Edward N. Horr, a Yankee who moved South—"Retirement is not the money. It's what you do with time. For a while you'll travel or take care of things your wife planned for you. Then comes the let-down. 'If you can still change your habits at will, without pressure of circumstances, you're going to be all right. Some smart men make a habit of changing their habits, just to maintain a fresh viewpoint. "If you are going to be around home a lot, get yourself some sort of headquarters, even if it's only a workbench or a desk in the corner. When you're at headquarters, you're the manager. Your job is to plan what comes next. "Get yourself a desk calendar. Keep a record of what you do, and what appointments you have. Keep a record of the weather. Keep a record of people who come to your house. Keep records of other things that interest you. Keep a scrapbook of clippings and stuff." Mrs. Ronald M. Worth, a widow who moved from her home to an apartment — "Women, whether wives or workers, must give very serious attention before their retirement to the cultivation of people and things that won't die. My husband and I had two sets of friends — couples we knew through his business, and couples around town who were our contemporaries. When my husband died, the business friends faded out. Not abruptly, of course. Then the personal friends faded, also slowly, because a widow does not fit into a society of couples that play bridge and go to dinner parties. Also, these contemporaries began dying off." New GOI.DKN YEAUS 3fl-p»re bookltl now ready. Send fiOc In roln (no *Umpi), In Dept. CSl'S nox )07«. Grand Central Sllllnn. New York IT. N. V. Schrader, Ersel Bierle, Doris Mar low and Shirley Bates. - o - Mr. and Mrs. GlennGabrielson and Glennda Sue, Mrs. Sarah Wise and Mrs. Drusie Noble, all of Sexton, were visitors and supper guests at Titonka In the home of Mrs. Wise's grandson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burger. - o Dean Sparks, AMM-lc, arrived in Wesley and was spending his furlough with his mother and other relatives. Professional Directory ' '"" INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs :: : ?:*:W:mVftW:W:!:^^ INVESTORS INVESTORS 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 PIVERSIFIED 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 OPToiMETRisTS 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 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 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. 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 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, CARLSON F«rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVj N. Do<J«« Ph. 2

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