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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 15, 1965
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J-Alaonn, (| o .) Upper DM Moinet Thursday, April 15, 1965 SEASON OF HOPE MEDICARE NO CURE ALL The groundswell of public opinion which helped bring to legislative halls the present Medicare Bill, recently passed by the House but still to face the Senate, is understandable. Perhaps the medical profession has been o little late in pointing out many obvious problems that would exist In the proposed socialized medicine plan. The genernl public seems to understand easiest that medical and hospital bills are major expense items today, if illness or sickness or hospitalization strikes. But most people have gone no fartherj they have not fully realized many other aspects of the proposed legislation. In some ways med- icare has seemed to offer an automatic solution. Now, for the first time, a point-by-point explanation of just what Medicare would mean comes to light with passage by the House of the bill in Its present form. First, it becomes immediately clear that the deductions under social security will be heavy, and heavy enough to be felt in the "take home" paycheck. Second, the added amount of matching funds which will fall on employers Is no small item and will certainly be a factor to reckon with. Third, the procedure for handling the program, sounds like the greatest assemblage of complicated, beaurocratic procedure that has yet come Into being. It will take a million people to administer It and a mass of paperwork and red tape that may make all preceding messes look small. There Is no doubt that many aspects of medical and hospital care and cost In the past has led to the Medicare Act. But let nobody kid themselves into thinking that this government program Is going to be all sweetness and light, and a magic cureall for medical and hospital costs. It could be the biggest headache on the domestic scene. THAT FARM BUDGET $6 billion has been set as the budget for next year for the Department of Agriculture. $2 billion of this amount will be expended for non-farm service, and the farm aid budget should be set at $4 billion Instead of $6 billion. $1V4 billion of the foreign aid program Is charged against the Agricultural Department. The school lunch program amounting to half a billion dollars a year Is charged to the Agricultural Department. Large amounts are needed In support of soil conservation and Commodity Credit. • The cost of suppor1lng:'thes« organizations is charged cfgainst frwAgrlcultura! 'Department account. Less than one-half of the $6 billion agricultural budget Is for direct aid to farmers. But the "farm program" takes the gaff for the total amount. HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly 1 S4.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in No subscription nee, Semi weekly 18.00 than e months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST RENO DRINK TESTS We wonder If that recent police- conducted test out in Reno, Nevada, will revise the thinking in official quarters as to what does or does not make persons Intoxicated. In the test, JO men and women were served drinks, then allowed to get into autos and drive Into a t«tt zone to see how they handled themselves. Prior to taking the drinks, the same 10 went through the test zone and their reactions were duly recorded. The second time through the obstacle course — after each was served up to a dozen common mixed drinks each, the conclusions were interesting. A 22-year-old housewife drove smoothly around the course with few errors, even after eight vodka-orange juice cocktails. A Reno police officer took nine drinks and couldn't get his car door unlocked, and judges stopped him In the middle of the drlv- ing test. Medical tests were taken after the driving tests, and several of the men and women did not have enough alcohol in their blood to be judged legally intoxicated; others were far above Intoxication In their blood tests. It would seem that there is no hard and fast rule that can predetermine just what a drink does .to a person although nobody can argue with the fundamental fact that If you drink don't drive. REVEAL,ASSE$SED VALUES ? Orundy Center Register — A representative In the Iowa legislature is Introducing a bill requiring publishing of assessed values of real estate. Publication of these values would be a public service that taxpayers would appreciate. It would bring out Injustice in valuations, and It would leave more satisfying taxpayers. A taxpayer who learns that his house which is about the same kind of building as owned by a neighbor in the next block is assessed as high as his, he will be satisfied that he is not being unfairly taxed. The same is true among farmers, if it is shown that farms In the same neighborhood are assessed much the same there will be little complaint of a too high assessment. Taxpayers realize that all must help to pay necessary public expenditures. They find these expenditures going up each year and most of them understand that higher public expenditures must come if better public serv- Hw^J^tt^cWd^rT^cT^erstand that higher ^p^rtaitmrf6rf8r^?8p4rty assessmenftn- creases. They don't like the increases but they will pay more satisfactorily if other property owners pay their share. They will be shown if their share Is not out of line with property , of their neighbors if they are able to see the ' assessed value of their property in their area. As real estate is assessed only once every four years, the cost of publishing assessed values would be a very small Item. IMPRACTICAL IDEA Humboldt Republican - Dr. Martin Luther King's proposal that an economic boycott of Alabama be undertaken and federal support be withdrawn from that state to pressure it into granting full civil rights, Is a first thought which a second thought should replace. This is an Impractical and perhaps illegal suggestion. Even if it were carried out in part H would result In additional discrimination and hardship on the very persons whom Dr. King, in his patience seek's to help. NO PEANUTS HERE It would be easier to sympathize with President Johnson In his disclosed tax problems except for the knowledge that anybody who made enough money to owe the government $100,000 wouldn't have much trouble negotiating a loan. The best time to do it Is before you learn It can't be done — Decorah Public Opinion. A vacation Is that period before you run out of things to do, and want to go home — Dallas County News. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Classmate Friendly--But Only At School HE" ACTS FRIENPLV AT SCHOOL... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am a teenager and I like a boy who is in my class at school. When we meet in school, we talk and carry on, but when I see him away from the school he acts as if he never set eyes on me be- for and I don't speak to him. Should I speak first?" OUR REPLY: Speak first, the next time you see him away from school. Chances are that he is just waiting for you to speak and is wondering why you are friendly at school and do not speak when you meet him somewhere else. Should the reverse be true— that he wants to be friendly at school and "strangers" elsewhere, it will not take you long to discover this fact. However, be sure that you give him a fair chance. If he doesn't speak to you the first time you meet him on the street he may be taken by surprise or, he may be absorbed in his personal thoughts. If you speak to him several times and he does not return your greeting, you can be satisfied that you have given him fair opportunity. The best thing for you to do should this happen is to forget about him — at school and elsewhere. More than likely, however, the truth is that he has the idea that YOU want to be friendly only at school. H >gu bate * Iccnart prpMcn ?«« «inl lo dlicutt or »n obtcrrtllpo (« nukt tddroi >our teller lo FOB AMP ABOIT TH:v\Gl«S. COMMIMTV AXI) SI Bl KBAN PKtSS SERVICE. M. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI 10 YEARS AGO FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 14,1955 - o - ' Up to this time, four Kossuth county girls had been selected to represent their home communities as Band Queens for the annual No. la. Band festival. Candidates were Waunita Guerdet, Miss Seneca; Janet Krueger, Miss Lone Rock; Nancy Weiner, Miss Fenton; and Betsy McConnell, Miss Algona. - o ~ Wayne Keith, farmer of 693 acres near Burt in Kossuth county, was one of a group of seven Iowa farmers to receive the Iowa Master Farmer Award at a luncheon in Des Molnes. Winners were selected on a basis of a sound balanced farmingpro- gram, plus their outstanding contributions to a better agriculture through community service and good citizenship. - o Joan Fain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Fain of Algona, was named Quean-oWhe 1955 Algona-' Charity BaU.: A, j;9tatof $1133 had^ been reported donated from pat-' rons of the event. , - o - Kossuth county apparently was one of the few areas in the whole United States that failed to get rainfall during this period. There were plenty of clouds that looked full of water, but only slight sprinkles hit the ground. The high for the week was 77, low 27 degrees. - o - Dick Looft, student at Luther College, spent Easter with his parents, the Henry Loofts, Seneca. Dick, a member of the Luther baseball team, was slated to play in a doubleheader baseball game with the University of Minnesota after the holiday. - o - Athletic squad members from Algona high and St. Cecelia's were to be treated to their annual dinner by the Algona JayCees at the high school annex. Rollie Williams, well-known former coach of Iowa University's basketball teams, would be the featured speaker. At this time he was a member of the athletic department staff at Iowa. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Miller Nelson, Titonka, returned from Lawton, Okla. where they had been visiting their son Ronald. He was stationed at Ft. Sill and was attending electronic school. - o - Evelyn Cady and Mrs. Ethel Gilles, Algona, entertained at a neighborhood coffee to welcome home friends who had spent the winter in the west. They were Mesdames C. L. Livingston, Rose Potter, Pearl Potter, Hazel Lus» by, Marie Hawcott and Bess Hopkins. - o - The Parent-Teacher Association of Fenton held an election of officers and Paul Voigt was elected to succeed Clarence Yager as president. Mrs. Eugene Huskamp was to serve as vice president and Mrs. Clarence Yager, secretary and treasurer. Members voted to purchase a bakers oven ty be installed in the kitchen lor the school lunch program. - o- About 60 children attended the Easter egg hunt at the D-X station of Mr. and Mrs. James Mallory, LuVerne. A prize of $1 was awarded Duane Stoddard for most eggs found; Bonny Dorweil- er, $1 for the least found. Others receiving prizes were Ronnie Dellit, Joey Gleasen and Everett Thorn. - o - Algona high's young track team was singed by Ventura, 111-52 in the first dual meet of the year. Algona won only three events in the loss. BUI Moxley took the shotput, Larry St. John won the pole vault, and the medley relay team of Jerry Downey, Ron Zittritsch, Ronnie Ditsworth and Phil Norris took first place. 201QBS AGO IN TMI 20 Years Ago FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES April 12,1945 In honor of Mrs. D. D. Monlux, Algona, national president of the United Service Women of America, 27 of Algona's civic, service, lodge and social groups sponsored a recognition banquet and entertainment at Academy hall. In July, 1942, Mrs. Monlux called a group of ten women to her home, at which time an application for a charter was signed which would form the Algona unit of theUSW. 40 women" signed the membership- roll and at this time there were nearly 200 members. - o - Sunday forenoon, April 8, proved a busy one in mayor's court when seven cases were brought in and disposed of. The violations charged were made on Saturday and Saturday night and the plaintiffs asked for court action on the following date and in this Mayor Frank Koolhaas accomodated them - o Maybel Coyle and Lois Jacobson spent the weekend at the parental John^ Coyle and Ray Jaeobson homes, Ottosen. Both girls were employed at the Des Moines ordnance plant. - o - Tire quotas were often inadequate to supply even the most eligible applicants with certificates. The district OPA tire examiner found that a good many tires failed prematurely because of improper care, so the board issued several questions pertaining to the care of said tires to all applicants that had to be answered when filing for a certificate. If you did not receive your certificate as soon as expected, you could be sure the board had decided your tires had been improperly treated and you were not eligible for new tires. - o A miscellaneous shower was held at Immanuel Lutheran school for Marian Hintz, Lotts Creek. 11 tables of bunco were in play, with high score going to Mrs. Nick Gengler, low to Kathleen Rusch and guest prize to Bertha Potratz. Miss Hintz and Victor Struecker, Fenton, were to be married April 8. - o The senior class of the Burt high school surprised Lois Weber on her 18th birthday. The evening was spent playing games and the class presented Lois with a gift. - o Marietta Thorson, daughter of O. L. Thorson, and Phyllis Anderson, daughter of Carl Anderson, both of the Swea-Eagle area, spent Easter with their respective parents. The girls were students at Gustavus Adolphus college, St. Peter, Minn. ^. - o The farm owned by Mrs. Rose Jones and tenanted by the Edw. Ditsworth family, Irvington, had been wired for electricity and would receive current from the Irvington Light & Power Co. Others that had been added to the highline since the first of the year were the Dick Skillings, Capitola Sample and Chas. Gunders. - o At the pre-state music contest held at Swea City, the Seneca band received a first rating, as did Wanda Olsen with her tenor saxophone solo. - o - August Kllnksiek, Ledyard, stepped on a rusty nail and was hobbling around. A doctor dressed the wound. According to the weatherman's records, real spring weather had been enjoyed by all. The mercury soared to 74 and the low was in the 30's. - o - Leroy Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Elbert, Whittemore, who was wounded in the Pacific area, was in San Francisco, making the 7,000 mile trip in 36 hours. _ o - Leon Wirtjes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wirtjes, Lakota, celebrated his 4th birthday and enjoyed a big birthday cake. MAN, 68, HIDES HIS SAVINGS AND WIFE FACES DILEMMA Y"ou wouldn't think it happens -*- among the kind of people you know. But it does. All the time. And because of it, retired people and others are losing millions of dollars a year. Here's what happens: "I am a 64-year-old wife, with a 68-year-old husband who retired three years ago. My husband apparently has some secret savings which he has built up over the years. But he won't discuss the matter with me. He will give me no indication at all as to where the savings are held. "I first learned of the savings when he made out our joint income tax return the year after he retired. He reported the interest he had received on the savings, but didn't report from whom. In the two tax returns he has filed since, the interest has grown. Apparently he has close to $20,000 hidden somewhere. "Now, if he should be killed by a car, or should die suddenly from a heart attack or a stroke, how would I track down this money?. . ." This wife's dilemma is not an odd one. It's quite common. The only unusual thing about it is that she knows some money is hidden. Most wives never even suspect it. And so the husband dies, suddenly when he hasn't a chance to disclose his secret, or after a long illness when in firm belief that he will never die he stubbornly takes his secret to the cemetery. The wife, if she suspects there was hidden money, can start a long, tedious search of banks, | savings institutions, and safety deposit boxes looking for it. But the husband who would have hidden money in the first place would be just the one to hide it in an account under a false name, or a mix-up of his initials, or under false address. The institution holding the money would willingly pay it over to the man's widow*. But it might never know the man ha&died. If not, the account would have to lie dormant for a long period of time before it was investigated. Then, if the man's name or address were false it might be helpless in finding the rightful owner. Especially if the wife had never suspected there was hidden money, and hadn't spread the word she was hunting it. So, in most states, the account in due time would be declared abandoned. And the money would be turned over to the county, the state, or some public body. One state last year got over $2,500,000 this way. Men, who apparently have been hiding money since they invented it, once put it in the ground. A couple of generations ago they were hiding it between the studs in the parlor or in the sub-flooring of the barn. Now they've discovered savings institutions where it's even easier to die and lose it. How can the wife whose dilemma is cited above track down her money? Her best bet is to talk to a good attorney and to an officer in her bank, and follow their cues. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER <M AOROM L Wound mark 6. Appltud 9. Qlri'i tuunft 10. Kinfly amend* for 14.Topa* humminff- Mrd 15. B««jrtof burden It. Continent: abbr. 17. Becomes softer, a» withagA 30. LltUe girt 81. Night bird 21 Fencing •word S3. Heathen M. An alloy 27. In bed 28. Distress caU M. Wharf Inhabitant 30. A social Mt 34. Equal 8& Foremost part 86. In what manner 87. Cud- chewing mammal 89. Choice group tl. Portcullis 42. Fishes 43. Place* 44. Mature*, us wine DOWN L Drudge lArUfTdal waterway & Portion of a curved lino 4.Ach*er 5. Stupid 6. Permit* 7. Past 8. Flowers 9. Stuff 11. Rents under contract 15. Shoemaker's tool 18. Burden 1». Possess 20. Mineral spring M.Soot- nnnn nnn - OMitC aUBccl*- stas- UCftl district 24. Disconcerts 25. Obtain 26. Botany: abbr. 28. Female pig 30. Struggles with 31. German river 82. Particles arc nraro nnn Piraaran nnnnrr, anra amra on nci aran nnnnn nano 83. Female sheep: poss. 36. Finest 38. Before 39. Greek letter 40. Ear l& II 19 ez RT LETTERS TO EDITOR SOLVING A MYSTERY AprilB, 1965 Dear Sir; I sort of claim Sexton as a home town, too.' I went to Sunday School and lived around there a few years. Too bad no one remembers the name Michelle, mentioned by your Sexton correspondent. I don't know for sure where they lived or what they did, but I used to play with a little girl by the name of Wanell Michelle, and I believe they lived in the building just north of where the old Hotel was located. We played jacks on the sidewalk in front of the place that was the Hotel. She Is not a mystery to me. I know she lived there as a. little girl in the late Zffs perhaps 1928. I shall never forget the name because It rhymes so Well, "Wanell Michelle". Yours truly, Mrs. Leah Miller Anderson Corwith, Iowa 101 Thomas R. Amlle was honored last month with an open house reception at the Longhouse in Spencer upon the occasion of his 101st birthday. Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Brom, Pella, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house March 28th in Pella. They have two great-grandchildren, Chas. and Mary Beth Manger of Seattle. Professional Directory msmm®^^ • ?KOX«:*KCOMC<»***rt^l*tviV«'r^.VPrPVVJV?T5 h ttM<:*ra*:$&x*K^^^ WSURANCIE 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_29Jt3351 MIKE SMITH. Mgr. ... HERBST INS;.AGENCY For Auto, Houses, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone .295-3TO3?' Ted. Si Herbs* 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 — Honfe^- 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.P. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone New r.OI.DKN VKAUS 30-p»»« bevkKI now ready. Sena Me in coin (no lUmpd, i" HOPI. CSI'S IJo* 167*. Gr»nd Ce«tr»l Slulluii. New Vork 17, N. V. JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-54SQ Residence Phone 295-5917 ^^ INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. . Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 .E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMTRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State . Algona Telephone 295-2715 _ Closed .Saturday. Afternoons- DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Ajd Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. te 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 '!*&*X*X'I*M'**i^X»'X*7^*>X*>^>rC*X*ZC*V'*X'X* DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 • " Office Hours 8:30- 5:00 Mon.-Fri. _8j30-12:00 Sat. A.M. W. L. CLEGG, 'D.C, Sawyer Building 9 East. State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 ; :W:%W:W:W^^ MISCELLANEOUS «!«*Wtat#;S^ Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports iW&ftys-wAfc&y:^^^ Farm Mgmnt, CAfttSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12V? N. Podg* Ph. 29J-Z891

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