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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 4, 1965
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4—Algbna, (la.) Upper DCS Moine$ Tuesday, May 4, 1965 VIET NAM - IS IT WORTH IT ? Our notional leaders. President Johnson, former President Eisenhower, and Barry Goldwater, nominal head of 1he currently minority party, might be said to represent most area* of American thinking. All agree that our present course in Viet Nam is the correct action. We are told that public opinion polls also show a large majority of the average American public solidly backs the present action we are taking, an action aimed at bolstering and maintaining South Viet Nam as an independent nation under a democratic type of government — Interpreted Asian style of course. Yet there ore a few voices raised questioning our current line of action, our bombing of North Viet Nam targets, and our com- mittments of an increasing amount of manpower, military strength and money in the effort. Senator Fulbright, a democrat, and a respected member of the Senate not classified as either an ultra-conservative or a radical, is one prominent individual who does question our current course of action. He suggests that perhaps a temporary moratorium on assaults into North Viet Nam might bring a truce and cease-fire talks, or at least some response from North Viet Nam in reply to President Johnson's statements that we would like to talk it over, without any strings attached to either side. The President's "come, let us reason together" makes sense, but unfortunately North Viet Nam has not officially replied, or accepted. Our original involvement in North yiet Nam began some years ago, in a very small way, when Mr. Eisenhower was president. Our intentions were good — we were a big brother trying to put little brother on his feet. But the present involvement has enlarged greatly from the original start. We have proved to other nations that we are not being bluffed, but we are just possibly moving up a blind alley, too. The instability of South Viet Nam governments has caused no end of concern. The internal power struggle continues. Other nations around the globe, many small and new, have had a most antagonistic reaction to our bombings, and especially use of gas, even though not a lethal gas. They do not visualize us as Big Brother help- Ing Little Brother, but as a bully throwing our weight around. It is not easy for a nation such as ours to have its own embassies attacked and its personnel headquarters bombed with a heavy loss of life, and to not feel like doing something about it. "But the question is, will the "doing something about it" solve anything, or will it only lead to a gradually expanding confict in far-off Southeastern Asia and a growing casualty list? How long will we be Involved ? cs 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 Tbc AFFILIATE MEMBF.4) 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 $4.00 Single Copies I0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly S6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST It is the major foreign policy problem of today for our government and our people, and worth the most serious thought from our ablest, clearest minds. WHAT IS A MAYOR'S COURT? By Kenneth Robinson - (State Representative and Former Mayor of Bayard) - One of the most important duties a mayor performs is that of holding court. It is more than a court of justice; it is a kind of public relations mission that goes along with the job. The vast majority of persons who appear In mayor's court are first "offenders" — most of them will have been arrested for minor traffic violations or other rather minor infractions of the law. Generally they are not hardened criminals and probably they will never be arrested again. The statute requires the mayor to hold mayor's court unless there is a police or a municipal court. This isn't always done, because a mayor can transfer the case to a justice of the peace on a case by case basis. First the defendant is asked if he wants to proceed with the hearing NOW. The mayor then reads the information to the defendant. He is entitled to counsel — he can contact a lawyer or friend. The defendant pleads GUILTY or NOT GUILTY - he must do one or the other. If he pleads guilty, the mayor proceeds with the sentencing. There is no provision in the law for the extension of credit. If the defendant pleads NOT guilty a trial must be arranged. A time for the trial is agreed upon and bail is posted. If the defendant (the person arrested) is charged with a violation of state law the county attorney will represent the plaintiff, that is, do the prosecuting. Witnesses must be called. The defendant cannot be forced to testify in his own behalf but he can if he wants to. After hearing the evidence the mayor makes an impartial, non-prejudiced decision based on the facts that have been presented. A defendant CANNOT take a venue change from a mayor's court for ordinance violations, and he is not entitled to a trial by jury. In state cases a change of venue may be taken and trial by jury may be asked for and must be given, with six persons to serve as jurors. If a change of venue Is wanted it must be asked for before the hearing starts. """""• A'Wayo? v AXtf$TnVoia'court. If he is absent or indisposed the mayor pro-tem acts. The only way possible to escape this responsibility is to disqualify himself and this must be done with each individual case. When the violation is a violation of a city ordinance, fine money goes to the town treasury. When it is a violation of a state law, the fines are turned over to the county for the school fund. The mayor's court has jurisdiction over all cases involving ordinances, criminal matters in which the punishment does not exceed $100 fine or 30 days in jail, and civil cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $100, or in cases where both parties consent, does not exceed $300. RIDING BOTH HORSES U.S. Senator Jack Miller Isn't one to leave unturned stones around. As a republican senator, he is of course more or less indebted to his heavy campaign contributors, most of whom represent big business. But the other day Senator Miller showed up in Des Moines and went into huddles with Teamster union officials, and pointed out that he sponsored an amendment in 1959 to modify the Iowa "right-to-work" law, when he was a state senator. Governor Hughes, who had strong labor backing in the last election, has stood pat on refusal to go along with complete elimination of this state law, which does not require anyone holding a job in a union plant to belong to the union. Most do, of course, but by choice, not by force. The senator, who may find Hughes as his opponent next year, is thus wooing the Teamster bosses, but at the same time keeping a close watch on his heavy campaign contributors who like the law as it is. It's a good act — riding both horses. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Boy Insists That She Keep His Ring CAN'T »••*"»• •" • .0 TAKET =i!i=i=i ; 'v '7 4 THE WEEK'S LETTER: J am fourteen years old and my boyfriend wants me to have his ring I told him I cannot take it. But he insists on giving it to me I have refused it three times My fri.ends all tell me 1 should take it. 1 met him again and he gave it to me. J have it, but don't think I should keep it I don't think my parents would allow it What should 1 do?" OUR REPLY: Give the ring back to the boyfriend. He may be dirticult and he may argue the point, but if you did not want to take the ring to begin with, and if you know your parents will object, there is no other course If you explain things to the boyfriend in the same manner as you explain in your letter, he should be able to understand If he really likes you, he should agree that you cannot keep the ring without the approval of your parents. You have told him on more than one occasion that you do not want to keep the ring. When you give it back to him, state your reasons clearly, and tell him that you still wish to be friends. If he doesn't agree, then he is more interested -in the fact that you have his ring than he is interested in your welfare and your happiness. After you have explained things to him, should he still insist that you keep the ring, you may be assured that he is more selfish than he is wise. 11 you hav« a t»*nog* piobUm you want lo diicuit. or an observation to mak<. addr«»s youi l»llfi lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT. *Y. "Who't tallgallng?" The Jravtltri Saf»ly Strvic* 207HBS AGO IN TMI 20 Years Ago FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 3,1945 The management committee of the USO was asking for volunteer workers to help conduct the operation of the center in Algona. There had been a shortage of help for some time and It was feared the center would have to be closed Sundays. The door count was 1500 a month, and over 200 persons were giving their time voluntarily, but more were needed. - o May Day had not proved the nicest of days for hanging the proverbial May baskets, a chilly and rainy day. The temperatures were away below normal, with a high o! 64 degrees and a low of 32. - o N. A. Pingel, Ledyard, had a,*very narrow escape when his horses became excited and ran away. His entire right side was badly bruised, but X-rays were taken and no bones were found broken. - o Mr. andMrs. J.M.Cox,Irving- ton, had a new well drilled on their farm and had to go to a distance over 200 feet to obtain water. The old well had furnished water for the place over 50 years as it had been in constant use by the Cox family for over 38 years, but it filled with fine sand which made it impossible to get water. - o Capt. Dean Clapsaddle was visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Clapsaddle, Burt, before reporting to Hot Springs, Ark., for further assignment. - o Erna Eustace, senior at Lu- Verne high school, and a daughter of Mrs. J. L. Eustace, underwent an appendicitis operation at a Ft. Dodge hospital. - o A 4-H girl's club was being revived in Union. Mrs. Walter Weisbrod, assisted by Mrs. John Gisch, called a group of girls who met at the Gisch home, and six girls were present, Mary McKim, Leila Rutledge, Naomi Smith and her sister, Rachael Weisbrod and Joan Bode. - o A large number of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr, and Mrs. L. Thorson, Swea-Eagle, to congratulate them on their 35th wedding anniversary. - o All business places were to close as soon as the whistles blew on VE-Day. If the whistles blew before 6 p.m., all business places would close for the balance of the day. If the whistles blew after 6 p.m. they were to close and remain closed until 1 p.m. the following day. - o - Ted Herbst, Algona high school student, was given a 1st division rating when he played a cornet solo in the state music contest at Mason City. - o The saddle club at Swea- Eagle started 2 years ago already boasted a membership of 150. The club had its show grounds on the Evans farm 2 miles west of Swea City and met weekly when they would have drills, contests, fancy riding and rodeo shows. Martin Gable was president, Virgil Moore, vice president, and Paul Becker, sec- treas. - o Mrs. Earl Miller, Portland twp., attended the Busy Bee club at Mrs. Lloyd Schenck's. The women filled 13 chair pillows to send to Schick hospital. Portland Service Club met with Mrs. Martin Becker and after the business meeting four wool quilts were tied and hemmed. These were to be turned over to the Burt U. S. W. - o Mrs. Orville Runksmeier, Ledyard, was hostess to the Mod- ernette club. Mrs. Phyllis Lutter gave a talk on lighting in the home. lOYESBS AGO IMTMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 5,1955 Summer.-like daytime temperatures had taken over as the top temperature for the week reached 88. The low was 41 degrees. High winds were still prevalent, but field work had progressed rapidly due to the lack of heavy rain. May 20 was the final day of school for 74 Algona high school seniors, but before that date a whirl of activities furnished a real windup to their high school careers - the Junior-Senior Prom, annual senior breakfast and Baccalaureate. This was the first time an all-night junior- senior get-together had been planned in Algona. 28 seniors were graduating at St. Cecelia's Academy. A highlight of their activities was skip day, which was to be spent at the Twin Cities. - o Sarah J. Boeckholt, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boeckholt, Bancroft, was pictured on the front page receiving the first injection of Salk polio vaccine administered in Kossuth county. - o Kossuth was one of the few counties in the state where the cost of operating the county home showed a profit for the year 1953, instead of aloss.The Kossuth county home had a profit of $248 for the year. There was an average number of 42 inmates for the year. - o An item from the Sexton news: "Mothers are very pleased with the new school bus driver in this area. There is now a lady driver, Peggy Naylor, and it's surprising how well a woman can make the children mind on the bus." - o Mrs. Merle Moxley and Mrs. Earl Sprague took a group of Algona high school girls toGrin- nell to attend a dance recital at the college. Attending were Barbara Bourne, Karen Shirley, Sandra Hutchins, Cheryl VanderWall, Sandra Shumway, Sue Sprague, Nancy Kain, Carolyn Drone, Marcia Cowan and Irene Opheim. - o Janice Paulson, daughter of the John Paulsons, Wesley, were hospitalized several days with a slight concussion suffered in a fall from a tractor driven trailer. - o Judd St. John, Algona Railway Express agent, was very pleased with a recently-installed automatic telephone answerer at the office in the C. & N. W. depot. Judd also was recently awarded a pin by the company for completing nine years without a driving mishap of any kind. - o Craig Vitzhum, Irvington, arrived home after spending 2 weeks in a Ft. Dodge hospital. He was in a cast, but recovering satisfactorily from a recent accident. - o Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Osborn, Seneca, accompanied by Mr. and CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1..Santa Anna besieged it 6. Brazilian macaw 11. Leaf of a calyx 12. Walked through water 13. Decomposed 15. Satiate 16. Nati Northern Europe 18. Broad 21. Anger 22. Swiss canton 23. Thermopylae defender 27. Largest Japanese island: var. 29. French river 30. Straighten out 32. General at Appomattox 33. Asian river 34. Dressed 35. Old maid 39. Grease 40. Scotland: poet. 44. Silk scarf: Eccl. 46. Nymph: Moslem Paradise 47. Parts of windows 48. Gumbos DOWN 1. Viper- 2. Silver coin: Rum. 3. Likely 4. World War! battle site 5. Medley 6. Word of disgust 7. Slices of bacon 8. Famous British furniture maker 9. Network 10. Gland: comb, form 14. To fall in drops 17. Character- istic 18. Chinese • city 19. Press clothes 20. Force 23. Stains 24. Narrate 25. Region 26. Require 28. Diminish 31. Perches 34. A swindler 35. Spill over 36. Rubber 37. Persia 38. Reverberate 38. Reverberate 41. Wild goat 42. Mr. Gershwin 43. Sloths 45. Plural suffix li 18 n W 35 44 47 56 20 57 25 35 H- 21 17 38 48 Ib S2 10 Ik Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Stops Itch—Relieves Pain NOW York. r>. Y. (Sped,!) - for the first time science has found a new healing substance with the astonishing ability to (brink hemorrhoids, etop itching, end relieve p»in — without surgery. In case after c«se, while gently relieving p»in, ectu»l reduction (shrinkage) took pUce. Mo»t am»«iny »l aU-ie*\»lt» were so thorough that sufferers made astonishing statements like "Piles have ceased to be a probleml" The secret is a new healing substance (Bio-Dyne*)—discovery of, a world-famous research institute. This substance is now available in «uppoiifpry or ointment /ami under the ngme Preparation #9. At »U drug counters. YOU'D JUSt AS Will KNOW — COSTS RISI AFTER 65, TOO r ou had better co.unt your body is likely to raise your pension payments). There also is a good chance that the government will be coming up soon with Some sort of cash for your medical bills. — If your living costs rise about $200 in five years, as Mr. Met- ca'fe's did, this averages out to $10 a year. If your retirement income is $250 a month, or $3,000 a year, this is a rise of about 1/3 per cent a year. If it gets no worse than this, the buying power of your $250 a month will lose about 20 per cent, or $50 a month, between ages 65 and 80. Your wants will probably decline as much, or more, in this period. — Whatever your living costs are on the day you retire at age 65, they will be less almost every year that passes. The third meal of the day, probably lunch, will disappear because with all the leisure you will require less food. You will drive your car less — you've already been on a Sunday afternoon drive. You will stop buying dress clothes because the blue serge suit and two white shirts you have when you retire will still satisfy you ten years later for the weddings, funerals and church services you attend. You will stop hunting after a while, if you hunt, and you will cut down on golf, if you play, and with the compulsions of a job gone the drinking and the smoking will lose some of their flavor. — Your wife, sometime between 65 and 70, will stop being a coquette, if she ever was, and the beauty shop bills will end. money twice as you move into retirement. First to see if it will buy you a trip across the, country to see your chidren next week, and second to see if it will buy you enough to eat five years from now. No matter what they tell you from Washington, no matter what fancy new names they are using this week to describe inflation, retired people on fixed incomes are getting into a squeeze. Mr. J. L. Metcalfe, ST., along with 'a lot of others who know whereof they speak, can tell you about it: "I was retired at 65 in I960," says Mr. Metcalfe. "I went on a fixed income. "Since my retirement date, taxes on my home have increased from $176 a year to $248 a year; "Payments on my health insurance have increased from $27 each three months to $40 each three months; "My water bill was $6.75 a month. Now it is $9.75; "Payments on my death benefit insurance was $225 a month. Now it is $5 a month. "On these items alone I am paying $193 a year more than when I retired, and I am still receiving the same amount of income as in 1960. There are many other services that cost me more than when I retired, such as improvements on my house . . . ." It is good that people' 4n the retirement years kftoW this sort of thing is going on. But there's no point in biting your fingernails over it. There are some compensating factors. — If part of your retirement income is Social Security, you can depend on Congress raising your payment from time to time (no- New GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag* booklet now ready. Send 50c in c6ln (no ilarapt). lo CSPS Box 1672. Grand Control Station. N«w York. 17, N. Y. Mrs. Dale Weisbrod of Fenton, were on a fishing trip in Canada. They expected to be gone 10 days or two weeks. ' - o Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Walsh, all of Lone Rock, the James Shillington family of Algona and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Nurre of Bancroft, surprised the Bernard O'Donnell family of Lone Rock when they called to help them celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. 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 MIKE SMITH, 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 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.P, Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 235-5317 INVESTORS INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa biNTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERIGKSON 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 FactbUt Reports Farm Mgmnt, CARLSON Furrn MANAGEMENT COMPANY llVt N. Podjt Ph. ?95-«f»

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