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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 8, 1965
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Algona (la.) Upp*r D«* Molne* thurtday, April 8, 1965 Reduce Farm Families By Third? POWER A HEADY THING Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the major leaders in the civil rights movement aimed at getting complete voter registration for Negroes in the south, particularly Alabama at the moment, may do his cause morft harm than good if he persists in his latest idea. While he was planning and executing the march from Selma to Montgomery, and before, he had pretty popular support from many divergent groups. But now he proposes that people in the rest of the states engage in an economic boycott on all goods made in Alabama. On a TV program, "Meet the Press" he advocated, for example, that members of the teamsters union refuse to haul anything produced in Alabama. Dr. King is forgetting a few basic things. In the first place, not all Alabama people are against the Negro or opposed to a sensible approach to civil rights for all. While he found conditions adverse in Selma, the same situation does not exist, for example, in Mobile, where schools have been quietly desegregated and the Negro given equal status in most of the fields denied in Selma. A citizens committee has even been organized in Alabama that is bucking the "white supremacy" viewpoint of Governor Wallace and some of the police chiefs and volunteer vigilantes who surround him. Also, Alabama is still a part of the union, and Dr. King is advocating an economic boycott that in its way is as much against American tradition as is the refusal to let Negroes vote in some sections. He is feeling his oats, so to speak, and can very easily do his people more harm lhan good at this point. Power is a pretty heady thing, and Dr. King can make or break himself and his cause by getting out in left field. He is not going to get a nationwide boycott of everything made in Alabama, but if he'll stick to his main objective based on the right of every eligible person to vote he and his cause will continue to receive majority support. If he deviates into other fields, he can easily bring about a public groundswell against his entire program. * * * THE TIME HAS COME . . . It looks as though poor old U.S. highway 169 through Algona, on Jones Street, has had It I No matter how valiant the efforts of city and state highway crews, the old street Is just about through. Either the entire section from State north to the new paving near the Milwaukee OVer- pass will have to be widened and repaved, or the route will have to be changed. A» it exists, it is also a bottleneck for traffic and no matter how hard the boys try, they are never going to be able to make something out of nothing with the present surfacing. It might just as well be faced. U.S. 169 through Algona is either going to be relocated, or the present street will have to be widened and repaved with sufficient strength to survive the pounding it now takes from north- south truck traffic. IT MAY BOOMERANG Maybe, before it i» over, those who have raised such a fuss about ihe dismissal of a milk inspector in the stale department of agriculture, will wish they had forgotten the whole thing. The dismissal has been used as a springboard 1o attack Governor Hughes, who promised no "reprisals" in state employment after his election. The governor himself had nothing 1o do with the firing anyway. It came from the department of agriculture itself. We will wager that in any normal week, someone, somewhere is fired or dismissed from state employment, one place or another — not for political causes, but for any one of many other reasons. But the state department of agriculture has had some pretty severe criticism in the past, and if a full scale Investigation now gets going and probes into past management and mismanagement, it may open a few wounds — and eyes — and not with respect to the present administration. * * * LAW FOR LOAFERS Grundy Center Register — A bill has been passed by the House In Des Moines to require employers to continue payments to the employee who quit on his own accord. The continued payment would come as Unemployment Compensation taken from a fund which Ic set up by every business that has employees In Iowa. If this bill should become law, It would encourage loafers among lazy employees who could see no good reason for working when they could draw pay to loaf. The bill would make matters very expensive for the employers, especially for the small business where employees are not members of labor unions. This unemployment compensation law needs plenty of overhauling, but changes should be In the Interest of making the law work for those who are entitled to its benefits and not for the benefit of those who quit voluntarily and who by virtue of their deciding not to work, expect a voluntary contribution or a going away present for a number of weeks from their employer. This simply throws another unwarranted burden on the employer, which he must endeavor to add onto the price of his product or go out of business, or _ go bankrupt. If this happens, everyone loses. * * * lL'0 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 E D I T O R I_A L •(sbc 6 T '5 N miini NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Vear,'in advance. Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Copies We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST FORT DODGE JOINS FIGHT BriH Newi-Trlbune - The Interstate 35 commission In Nprth Iowa received a boost recently when Fort Dodge'joined the group of cities and towns supporting the route of 1-35 parallel to No. 69. Fort Dodge feels that the closer It can be to the interstate the more beneficial it will be to thai city. Combined populations of Webster City and Ft. Dodge equal those of the Mason City area and should have some weight In the argument with the Federal Bureau of Roads which is favoring the serving of populated areas as the prime requisite in locating the Interstate. Ft. Dodge entered the picture when it was announced that a new route of 1-35 is being proposed starting on a northeast diagonal from Ames. Ft. Dodge wants to have it come straight north to No. 20 at least before angling it northeast. That city may carry some weight with the political pressures since it usually votes Democratic and has legislative representatives of that party both in Des Moines and Washington. A move is also afoot to have a thorough investigation of the Federal Bureau of Roads. North lowans favoring the No. 69 routing of 1-35 are being encouraged to write letters to the Iowa Highway Commission. Joy is what the optimist spreads WHERE- EVER he goes, and the pessimist spreads WHENEVER he goes - Onawa Sentinel. It is reported the Budget Director, Gordon, with the seeming approval of President Johnson, recommends the elimination of some 2/3 of the family farmers in the United States. That idea closely resembles the recommendations of the C.E.D. (Committee for Economic Development) In their 1962 report entitled, "An Adoptive Program for Agriculture." In that report it is contended that: A. Our governmental farm programs have little merit. B. They should I* discontinued. C. The "Free Market" should be restored as the sole determinant of farm income. D. The Farmer members should be reduced some one-third and that this reduction would automatically Increase the per capita Income of those remain- Ing since the farm income then would be distributed among fewer people. The following facts, however, cast much doubt as to the worth of those findings. 1. There is nothing in the report that Indicates any actual farmer had anything to do with submitting evidence on drafting those C.E.D. recommendations listed above. 2. A recent government report entitled, "Farm Programs and dynamic forces in Agriculture" presents evidence and facts that flatly contradicts the main findings or recommendations of the C.E.D. committee. 3. Wliile this C.E.D. report shows that at least four eminent economists served In an advisory capacity, there is no evidence whatever that they approved the major recommendations such as the "Free Market" being a desirable goal, or the elimination of 1/3 of the farm families in not to exceed a five year period. LETTERS TO EDITOR 4. The report does not have the unanimous approval of even the C.E.D.'s research and policy committee since J. M. Symes, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company voted to disapprove the statement, (see page three of report.) 5. The report contains no advice whatever as to just how the selections of the farm families destined for elimination is to be made. The reason usually given for eliminating several million farmers is THEY ARE NOT NEEDED. Which was the same reason Hitler gave for disposing of some five million Jews. Hitler's method of using gas chambers and incinerators was economical, burial expenses were unnecessary, the bodies simply disappeared in smoke. With all those farmers with considerable age, Hitler's method would be fully as humane as the dumping of them at the outskirts of some city to join the armies of unemployed. Merchants who have opposed governmental protection of farm income would soon learn a million or so family farmers had some value as customers. Scientific studies indicate such an elimination would reduce the midwest farmer by 65%. I would urge taking another hard look at this idea of eliminating several million of our food producers in the short period of 5 years. It is not so wise and simple as it may sound. George W. Patterson Burt, Iowa FOR AND /BOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Do They Resent Wealthy Fellow Student? THEV UNKlNP JU6T LOUP TO HEARP. THE WEEK'S LETTER: guess I am terrible. The kids at school call me names, uncomplimentary ones. It goes so far they disguise their voice in the study hall and say unkind things, just loud enough for them to be heard. It is, really painful, and 1 don't know what to do. The trouble may be that 1 live in a small town I am wealthy. My father and mother worked hard supplying me with a good home. I have the "biggest car in town and the best clothes," so everyone says. But 1 am beginning to think the only good thing for me would be a long trip to a quiet hospital " Ot'R REPLY: There is an old saying, which we cannot accurately quote, to the effect that jhe important thing is not what people say about you, but what you really are, what you know yourself to be. You aren't "terrible" Just because someone says you are. You can't call a shoe a hat enough times to turn it into a hat. Know yourself, know that you are the right kind of person, and you will not be so bothered by untruthful name-calling. Teenagers are often resentful when they see one of their fellow students lucky enough to enjoy "the best of everything." This resentment is greatly increased if this particular person gives the appearance that having the best things is the most important part of living. Having good friends can make life more enjoyable than having lots of money; but there's nothing wrong with having both If >ou ti*ir t Itcntlt problem >ou want vo dttcutt. or in ot>%<cviUon to mike IddrrM your Irllrr lo I'OR AK!> ABOl T TliVKitKS. COMMl.VITV AM> SIBl'BBAN PKISS SI BVlCf. KHVNKKOBT. KV. 10YESRS AGO IN TWI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 7, 1955 - o Frances Stratton of Sexton won the $100 U. S. Savings Bond at the Chamber of Commerce drawing. The next drawing \vould consist of four $25 Savings Bonds instead of one bond for $100. - o L. A. Boleneus, 80, Algona, died at his home on North Church street. He had been a resident of Kossuth county for the past 69 years. The family lived in the Titonka area, then moved near the Doan church in Wesley township and lived there until 1948 when they moved to Algona. - o - A new salary schedule for teachers in the Algona public school system resulted in a pay increase of about 6 1/2 per cent for the coining school year. The new salary schedule was based upon the number of years of college training and experience of the teacher. - o - March continued on into April BORN TOO LATE PELt-Aft- HUIV WANTS TO PI.AY TOO' I M VVIULING- WE'LL TO»S A COIN TO ftEE WHO SETS HIM NOJHING POIM- HOT , VE*riROAV HE PBOPPfD TWO PLUS THAT COST us 5 RUN«i AMP BALLttAMf Y»AH - YOU TAKE HIM <f= YOU WA^T-WE'LL C»O WITHOUT A as windy weather continued to hold sway, carrying Nebraska top -soil Into Iowa, and then some. According to the weatherman, the windiest day registered gusts over 45 miles per hour. The high for the week was 69 and the low a mild 34 degrees. - o - A2/C Junior and Mrs. Hinz and baby son, Ronald Eugene, Cheyenne, Wyo., arrived for a furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hinz, LuVerne. Junior had orders for a year's service in Greenland. - o - Timmy Claude, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Claude, Algona, celebrated his eighth birthday by entertaining 11 boys at a theatre party, followed by a welnie roast at the Claude home. - o Mr. and Mrs. Holman Anderson were moving to Clarion where Holman was to manage a grocery store. He was a butcher at Ray's Jack Sprat for a number of years and had been a resident of Algona all his life. - o - The Ladles Rural Club, Ottosen, met at the home of Mrs. William Bennett. 14 members were present. Mrs. An, tone Speich had charge of scrip- •'{jure, Mrs.: Roy Telford gave the ' lesson and Mrs.'Hollis Cooper had recreation. - o - The Ronald Christenson fam- • ily were supper guests at the parental Will Christenson home in honor of Ronald's birthday. The following evening, the Ronald Christensons had as supper guests the A. A. Krueger family, the E. A. Lee family and Mr. and Mrs. Will Christenson. - o - At the April meeting of the Fenton council it was voted to purchase a tractor and equipment for use In maintaining the streets and for other work. In the past, the town had hired this work done or rented the equipment, but the council felt that it would be better for the town to own their own equipment for both convenience and expenses involved. Besides the tractor, the equipment included a blade, snow scoop and dirt scoop. - o - A confirmation dinner with Karen Wallentine as honored guest was served at the parental Ted Wallentine home, Swea City. Guests included Rev. and Mrs. Youngquist, the P. A. Holcombs, Harvey C. Larsens, Cecil Tho re- sons, Carl Lofstroms and the Robert Bexells. - o - There were only 13 men out for baseball at St. Cecelia's Academy, but they could be a little bit hard to beat as seven or eight of the last year's regulars were ready and willing to get back into action. Members of the team included Al Grill, Cecil Schil- moeller, John Hood, Merle Loss, Darrel Downs, Jerry Hobbs, Dick Frideres and Monte Pearson. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Klein, Livermore, received word their son. Private First Class Edwin Klein was enroute to Germany where he would work as a mechanic. 30-YEARS Mrs. Elan Stearns, chief operator at the Webster City telephone office, has completed 30 years service with the Northwestern Bell Company and was recognized by office personnel and John Fieseler, district traffic manager last March 8, at a party in her honor there. 20 MIS AGO IN TWi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES M01NES April 5, 1945 - o - A freak pig was born at the Edwin Marty farm east of Lu- Verne. The pig had two bodies, eight legs and one head. It was born alive, but died shortly. The remainder of the litter included eight nice pigs. - o - Forty-three Algona high school students reached the scholarship honor roll for the third quarter. Pupils having straight A's included Gloria Lane, Barbara Platt, Louise Sorensen, Anita Luedtke, Joan J?letch, Ann Stillman and Mary Anderson. - o - Kossuth county residents were asked to buy $1,498,000 in war bonds in the 7th War Loan Drive. This was an Increase of $220,000 over the 6th war loan quota and the largest quota of any of the war loan drives. The increase in quota was due to the fact that only two'war bond drives would be held during 1945, compared to three drives in 1944. - o - The heaviest April snow ever recorded here - over 12 Inches in two days. Along with the snow there was 1.04 inches in moisture the two days. The high was 71, the low 25 degrees. - o - A 1937 Dodge, driven by Henry Bailey and a 1929 Chevrolet driven by Mrs. Andrew Hansen collided at an intersection two miles north and 1 mile east of Sexton. Sheila Ann, daughter of Mrs. Hansen, received several small cuts, while the mother was bruised somewhat. - o - The war production had to order a very sharp curtailment in the number of passenger tires which manufacturers could produce during the 2nd quarter of 1945. This cutback was necessitated by the increasing shortage of carbon black and to a lesser extent the shortage of cotton cord. Many people who were eligible for grade 1 tires would have to use grade 3 tires which could be purchased at that time without certificates, - o - Mrs. Angus Cotton and Mrs. Alfred Jorgensen, Lone Rock, were hostesses for a traveling luncheon in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. W. J. Cotton, Mrs. Ray Snyder and Mrs. Arthur Priebe. Guests besides the honorees included Mesdames Harry Montgomery, Alfred Krueger, Harlan Blanchard, Ernest Jensen, Roy Jensen and Don Houck. - o - In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scheppmann, Irvington, Henry Scheppman, Jr. stated he was still somewhere in Burma. Henry had been in the service nearly four years and had met "Moody" Wallace of the Fenton neighborhood who was located in the same area. - o - Fire of an undetermined origin consumed the entire roof of the Guy Trauger farm home in Lu- Verne. Another fire completely demolished the corn crib which held several thousand bushels of corn and soy beans, the garage and chicken house on the farm of Robert Blumer, Sr. - o The recent heavy snow raised LAST WEEKS ANSWER .. ACROSS 1. Overawe* 5, Reach across 9. Forbidden 10. Marshal 12. A color 13. Potato: dial. 14. Observes 15. Stannum 18. Music note 17. Contract* 20. Man's nickname 22. Symbol of indebtedness 23. Actress: Arden 26. An aquarium fish 28. A vacation dwelling 30. Put 31. Unopened flower 32. Like 33. Fish 37. Part of "to be" 39. Measure of length 40. Cut* off, aa the tops 43. Blockade 45. To call out: van 46. Edge formed toy two moldings 47. Supporter of the heavens: myth. 48. Lampreys 49. Occident DOWN 1. Cavern 2. Musical Instruments 3. Adore 4. Oriental g&uce 6. Fabric for a bridal gown 6. A mischievous trick 7. Skill 8. A metal joiner for wood 9. It is 11. Affirmative vote 15. Norse god: var. 18. Boy's name 19. Ood of earth: Egypt. 20. Moslem title 21. Carry with difficulty 24. By way of 25. Half ems 27. Ex- clarna- tton 28. Young fox 29. Flatter servilely 31. Offer 34. Potter's clay 35. Loam deposit Hani-] HIDKJH tgraag moaa mnnraa ann ana BOH BBCTH 36. Highway charges 37. King of Judah 38. Bog 41. Map 42. Distress , signal <4. Before 45. Hawthorn berry 20 eT 21 id 37 46 48 5T 27 IT 34 39 55 51 '// 45 an sr 40 £4 41 42 havoc with the hog house on the Louie Bode farm in Union twp. when the weight of it. caused the sidewalls to bulge and the roof fell in. Luckily, none of the stock were killed, though several sows were injured before they could be pulled from the wreckage. - o - In an issue of the Iowa State Bank News, a plat of the city of Algona was included which set out the blocks, streets, school plots, parks, city buildings, etc. The plat was done in colors with identifying marks and figures and was completed by Harold L. Gilmore. - o - Mrs. Mike Reding, well-known south Kossuth woman, died at her home in Livermore. She came to this country from Germany at the age of 10 in 1881 and settled with her parents on a farm near Whittemore. After her marriage, she and Mr. Reding farmed the home place and then moved to Livermore in 1939. Wishing For A Buyer Won't Make That Sale! Professional Directory ''*•'*•!•!•!•!*!•!• INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 INVESTORS %::::::::::::::::::i^^ INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant 'hone 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 INSURANbE 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. 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 Scuffhara, 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.|>. 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 DErmsrs DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OIPTOMETRIST^ 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. Closed Saturday Afternoons M. 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 | H295-2378 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, JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.P. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge. Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 CAPLSON Farm MANAGEMENT] COMPANY 12i 2 N. Dpdge Ph. 295-2631

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