The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 11, 1965
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4-Alflfcno, (!«.)_ Upp* D*t MelnM Tuttdoy, May 11, y of Errors by Jerry Marcus GLAD OF IT! We'll wager there wai o long jigh from the White House when the OAS — Organita- fion of American States — came to the decision thai OAS would jointly *end froopj into the Dominican Republic to restore order. President Johnson, no doubt, was about OS unhappy as anyone could bo, when forced to make a decision whether or not to use U.S. troops when a revolt took place, and a takeover seemed imminent by communist- controlled rebels, o la Cuba. The President had to act immediately, or it would be too late, as it turned out in Cuba. He acted immediately. We can expect to be criticized around the world anytime we send U.S. armed forces into a small nation, no matter what the reason for our decision, or how sensible it is, but we'll just have to take the guff. But when a group organization acts, such as OAS, it eases the pressure and reduces the criticism. LOOKS LIKE DEAD DUCK The effort to change Iowa's "right-to- work" law seems to be a dead duck In thil session of the legislature. For most of the citizens of the ifate, they are glad of it. For a group of labor union leaders, it it a temporary defeat. We say temporary, because no doubt the effort will be made again. The existing law does not really hurt union organization, but it also does not go so far that the power of employment transfers from the employer to the union organizer. The change in the existing law that they desired would really put the power of employment into the hands of a union leader. If you didn't belong, you would be barred from getting a job, and that simply would mean that the common working man is really at someone else's mercy all the way. In most plants In Iowa today, where unions exist, the employees belong to the union of their own free will and desire, and they bargain collectively as they wish. But to make it mandatory to belong to a union before you can obtain employment is pretty dictatorial. Generally speaking, union relations with employers have been good in Iowa, with the exception of some packing house difficulties. Unions have a deserved place in the general economy, yet members certainly must realize that management doesn't always have a bed of roses, either. And to put full power of industrial life or death into the hands of labor organizers, who usually do not actually work in the plants they represent, is a very questionable proposal. Quickest way to get back on your feet is to miss a couple of car payments! — Dallas Center Tribune. •Upper jB*a 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 i n (lirpRfjsl PC I 0 VJssocinrionJ 0 0 NATIONAL EDITORIAL Af fill AH MEMHEtt NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year. Jn advance, Semi-weekly MOO Single Coplei ; IIII We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance. Semi weekly M 00 No «ub»crlption leu than 8 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE PATTERNS CHANGE It's o funny thing, but just simply moving a posfoffice location about three blocks can cause a considerable change in the patterns of local life. When the Algona postoffice made the move to its new building, local citizens took it in stride, but not without considerable readjustment of longtime, instinctive habits. You get used to the routine of "going to the postoffice." You know just about when the various batches of incoming mail arrive and how long it takes to distribute it into the boxes. But you are not really prepared for the fact that the office girls can hardly be expected now to hike those extra blocks, which means that the gasoline stations are going to pump a little more fuel. And despite the well publicized move, you can still find many an absent-minded citizen hiking toward the old postoffice building and suddenly realizing that things have changed. It's a new way of life. And, we might add, another change of pattern seems to be taking place also among the younger set. Now it's the motor bike that Is the big rage. They tell us that the sale of these vehicles has been astounding, and that the rental business after school and on Sunday Is a bright spot in the economic picture. Only don't forget; you need a driver's license. DIZ IGNORES PRESSURE FACTOR Charlton (la.) Leader — Ol' Diz just ignored the "pressure factor" flashed on TV screen Saturday and Sunday as CBS inauger- ated. its garhe of the week nation-wide. Ol' Podnuh PeeWee Reese, the intellectual of the duo, made some valiant attempts to be loyal to the boss and explain the new innovation. Most listeners would have paid a tidy turn to take the frank opinions of either of the former baseball players ... If they could have been put on TV. The whole bit Is on the hilarious side and the refusal of Dean to even admit it existed made it more so. CBS, if you didn't watch, sends the inning, score, men on base, number of outs and other factors to a computer in far off Phoenix, Ariz., and obtains the "pressure" on the batter, which is then flashed on the screen in a percentage figure. Eventually the inventor of the system hopes to forecast whether or not the batter will hit. How the machine is going to do its job without dope on the tiring pitcher, the third baseman's butter fingers, the fact that some player such' as the catcher had a fight with his wife and Isn't concentrating, and hangovers Isn't explained. Does one really put Jimmy Plersal or a Leo Durocher into a computer? What about the likes of Yogi Berra who could pop out all day and then when it meant something come through with anything from a single to a homer I Can a computer really figure when a Koufax curve is going to "hang"? Frankly we doubt it. Computers have a place in life these days — they can use them most ways and we couldn't care less — but telling us that the pressure is on when its the last of the ninth, there are two out, the bases are loaded and the count is 3 and 2 is downright Insulting to the Intelligence. Or is it. Maybe hearing 'Ol Diz avoid talking about it provided a little needed humor. Wonder if he'll understand it any better by next Saturday? Maybe he'll just have r'ared back and fogged it by CBS by then. * * * A FOOLISH MARCH ? Walter Mickelson in the Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel — Negro leader Dr. Martin Luther King clogged up the highways in Alabama and pre-empted the television airlanes until the astronauts came to our rescue with the double airway extravaganza- There really never was much to Dr. King's hocus pocus on the white race. The Negro population is roughly 14 per cent of the population of the U.S.A. Although everyone wants the Negroes to get their desserts, we must remember they are just a minority in America, although by noise, leadership and popular appeal the Rev. King would like to give the impression they are in the majority. His march on the state capital did not accomplish anything but become a spectacular for the Reverend Gentlemen, stir up bitterness and risk life and property. FOR AND ABOl/r TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith 'Heavy' Girl Doubts Compliments FATHfcTR ANP MOTHER TEASE ME A&OUT HFAVV THE WEEK'S LETTEB: "I have a problem. I am heavy and my father and mother tease me about this very much. And when a boy tells me that I am cute, J don't believe him. Do you think the hoy tells rnc this to be nice, or do you believe he really thinks that I am cute?" OUK REPLY: It is more than likely that your parents tease you in ft good-natured manner and you are not so heavy as you believe. If you are overweight, you can do two things about it You can let your parents know that it disturbs you to be teased — if this is the case •-- and you can do something to lose some weight. The second item should also be discussed with your parents. If they believe you should lose some weight they will say so and will see that you lose it properly. Stop and think about it for a moment and you will realize that a boy has no real reason to compliment you "just to be nice", unless he compliments you one moment and then a second later asks you to help him with an arithmetic problem or lend him a dime until tomorrow. Don't be self-conscious about being heavy, or about receiving compliments. Do be realistic. If you have a tendency to be heavy, you may need diet instructions from the family physician to avoid having a serious weight problem later on. Be realistic, too, in the matter of compliments and don't ask yourself why the compliment was offered. U you hav* a teenage pioblem you waal to ditcuii, 01 an ob»eiva(ion to mak«. addi..» your l»ll»i to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANICrOBT. KY. "It thil a pit stop?" The Trove/en Safety Service READER COMMENT iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiimiii Iowa City, Iowa May 6, 1965 Dear Editor: It is usually taken for granted that only the social fraternities and sororities are the most close-knit groups on campus at SUI. From a personal standpoint, I would like to add the Old Gold Singers to the abovementioned social groups. In the Singers, the joy in singing and entertaining people is the prime goal for which all 32 voices strive. What distinguishes our group from any other singing group may be our unique accompaniment (drums, bass, and piano) or our fine director. As more than one thousand SUI mothers saw last weekend, the pace and song style change throughout the performance according to the wishes of the director. Most of the Singers are from Iowa and for that reason they enjoy concerts within the state. The group has not stayed over£ night before this year and is| therefore ready to provide their; hosts with any information they might desire in addition to entertaining them. IT is hoped that the high-schoolers will attend this concert and perhaps derive from it the appreciation of all kinds of music. Since this concert precedes our annual Spring Concert by two days, we will present most or all of these numbers on May 15 in Algona. Allan Bode 1963 AHS graduate Junior at SUI (Member of the OldGold Singers) Kay Richardson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Richardson, LuVerne, and Barbara Fairbanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Fairbanks, Burt, were chosen to represent their schools in the Mason City Band Festival in June. - o - Formal dedication and open house for the new Kossuth county courthouse was scheduled for June 5. Judge G. W. Stillman would be master of ceremonies, Judge Harry Narey would deliver the address, and Judge Fred Hudson would make the dedication. Tours would then be made of the building. - o - Ted M. Hutchison, Algona, was among 22 students and one faculty member chosen for membership in the University of Iowa chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, upperclassmen's leadership honor society. - o - Mrs. L. E. Linnan and Mrs. Marie Kunz, Algona, took Mrs. Walter ("Dutch") Lorenz to Minneapolis for a visit of several days with relatives before leaving for Pompano Beach, Fla., where she and her husband would make their home. - o - Judy DeBoer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted DeBoer, Titonka, was hit with a baseball bat at school and it took several stitches to close the side gash above the left eye. She was a fourth grader at school. Margaret Klocko, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cassie Klocko, Seneca, student nurse at Broad- lawns hospital, Des Moines, was capped April 22. Attending the exercise were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Klocko, and Lorraine Oftedahl, a classmate at Seneca. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn, Bancroft, left for a two-week vacation with Father Bob Quinn in California. Father Quinn was a chaplain in the Navy. - o - Gayle Thompson, band instructor at Whittemore, took a group of band members and Rev. Gerald Zensen to Mason City where the Little German Band, organized about a year previously, broadcast over KGLO-TV. Others in the band were Mary Bormann, Joan Schuller, Victor Hansen, Pat Mergen, Robert Eisele, Pat Lonergan, John Thul, Marvin Ostwald and Gayle Meyer. - o - The Ladles Rural Club, Ottosen, entertained at their annual Mother's Day in the Presbyterian church. President, Mrs. Kermit Fowler gave the welcome and Mrs. Ralph Richards the response. Martha Usher, accompanied by Margaret Kelley and Mrs. Albert Thorson, read several poems. - o From the Sexton news: "There hasn't been an invasion of hobos. All those railroad track walkers are just residents out hunting for asparagus." - o - Mrs. Hazel Smith andsonDur- wood spent a day at the Ray Fitch home in Portland twp. Other callers were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Skilling. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Skilling are daughters of the Ray Fitch's. - o - Marine Sgt. Howard H.Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause, Lone Rock, was serving in Korea as a radar operator with Marine Air Control Squadron 1, a unit of the First Marine Aircraft Wing. - o -• Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Dorr and Arliss, Bancroft, spent a day !#*! in St. Benedict visiting at the Ben Dorr home. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dorr has returned from a four month visit with their son, Sylvester Dorr, in California. 20 YEARS AGO IN THE The county convention of school superintendents in session at the court house re-elected A. E. Lauritzen, the present county superintendent of schools to another three-year term. Supt. Lauritzen had served as head of Kossuth schools since July 1, 1939. - o On May 14, over 500 volunteer workers would start working to sell $1,498,000 in War Bonds to the people of Kossuth county. In past drives, it had been the practice to make the canvass pretty much in one day. Because this drive would come at the peak of the corn plant- Ing season,the whole week was being allowed for the drive. - o - Richard Scholtes, St. Cecelia's Academy, took first, and Paul Schneck, Algona high school, second in the National Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. First prize was $5 and second $3. - o - Bob Ditsworth, RDM - lc» son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dltsworth of Algona, arrived in Algona for an extended leave following active service in the navy on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He was a radar operator and had been in service since 1940, Bob had a sister, Margaret, who was a sergeant in the marines, and a brother, Richard, a lietuenant in the air corps. - o - VE-Day was followed by most undesirable, weather and temperatures when the mercury dropped to 27 and the day was rainy during the forenoon and snow in the afternoon. The high for the week was 83. - o - Seneca young men who had taken their pre-induction physicals at Fort Snelling were Donald Bollig, Frank Seeley, Victor Struecker and Kenneth Volgt. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme and Shirley, Ottosen, were dinner guests of the letter's parents, J. M. Blanchards of Lone Rock. Mrs. Alme's brother, Lt. Jessie Blanchard was spending a furlough at home and the dinner was in his honor. - o - Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Riedel, Gerald and Lugenia, Burt, attended baptismal services for John Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kain. Lugenia Riedel and Fern Drone v/ere sponsors. - o - Since VE- Day the clock on the Iowa State Bank building had competition as the "brown-out" was a thing of the past. The glims were on again, every sign, store windows, in fact, the entire main street was lighted up as of days prior to the Nazi surrender. - o - Mrs. John Leigh, Irvington, died at the home of her daughter, CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Splendor 5. Armadillo 9. Publisher's product 10. Scandinavian tales 12. Large cat 14. Fuss 15. Transgression 16. Carting vehicle 18. Verb form 19. Whether 20. Harem 23. Ireland 25. Beget 26. Impure skin coating 28. Disembarks 31. Feudal benefice 33. Yacht 34. Shawls 37. Music note 38. Ahead 39. Sheltered side 40. Astern 41. Mine entrance 44. Formal order 46. Bulging 48. Looks askance 49. Fencing sword 50. Oceans DOWN 1. Largest ocean 9. Without covering 3. Actor Ferrer 4. Test 5. Like 6. A light tap 7. Past 8. Half diameters 9. Bouquets 11. Tolerable 13. Sailors 17. Claw 20. Fine ' line of a letter 21. Lawn 22. Miss Horne 24. Bridge term 27. Dropped 29. Disagrees 30. Roofing tiles 32. Nourish 34. Ditch around a castle 35. Excessive 36. Parts of fishing poles 40. Region 42. Mischievous person •13. Bind 45. Letter 47. From : Lat. 5T I4T 49 it 5 4 20 16 n 59 15 44 5678 10 I/ £9 36 48 50 14 3? 40 s 4/ 50 CAN YOU RETIRE AT AGE 60? TRY THIS PACKAGE FOR SIZE T he fun has gone out of the career I have followed for 32 years. New faces and new ways of doing things seem to be coming in from every side now. Just to keep up, I worry more and struggle harder than I ever have. "My health apparently is all right, and I am not one who thinks that stress will kill you. But I am 59 now and I feel that if I could escape from the burdens of my work I would certainly be more fit to cope with the decline in health that comes in the later years. "In brief I want to retire in one year, at age 60. I want to know if I can afford to. At age 60 I could get a pension of $180 a month. Two years after that, at 62, my wife end I could start collecting Social Security total- ling $125 a month. We own our home, worth maybe $15,000. We have $7,800 in savings . . . ." * * * This man can afford to retire at age 60, So can many others who find themselves in similar situations around that age. A man and his wife, owning their home, can get by on $180 a month. But it's rough . .. and not much fun. They can get by handsomely on $305 a month, which they can have in two years when Social Security of $125 starts. They should be very careful, however, in checking with Social Security to make sure the benefit will be $125 a month despite the fact the man has stopp 1 work two years before the benefits start. '~Jf ,the figure is correct, the couple can start drawing $125 a month from their $7,800 savings at the time they retire. This will eat up $3,000 before Social Security starts, leaving savings of about $4,800. This, invested at 4 per cent, will produce $16 a month, meaning they can set out on retirement at 60 with an over- all income of $321 a month. The $3,000 in savings spent to tide the couple over to Social Security would cut income from the savings only $10 a month ... not a serious factor if you have $321 left. There are other ways to work this. The couple could sell their home, invest the $15,000 along with the $7,800, and get a return of $76 a month. This, plus the pension, would total $256. Many retired people without a home are living happily on less. There are certain factors, apart from monthly income, that a couple should consider before retiring at 60: They should, by all means, have some sort of disaster health insurance so an illness couldn't wipe them out; They should carefully size up their home to make sure it will not be demanding expensive repairs in a few years. If it will they would be wise to sell it and move into a trailer, or into a smaller, newer home that won't need a furnace, gutters, roofing, foundation, or paint; They should convert their life insurance into paid-up policies and thus stop premium payments, providing an annuity for the wife if the husband dies — and if she won't continue getting pa.rt of that pension — or possibly into annuity payments that can start at retirement and boost the monthly income; They should eat hamburger during this last year on the job and thus squeeze the salary to buy and pay for all the capital items they will be needing for a long time: refrigerator, range, sofa, mattress, TV set, and car. N»w GOLDEN TEAM 3*-po 9 t booklet new ready. Send Me in coin (no ftcnnpi), to D»pt. CSPS Box 1672. Orand Ctotral Station. N.w York. 17. M. T. Mrs. John Gray, at the age of 90. She and her husband had been residents of Irvington township since 1881. - o The fire department at Wesley answered a call to the Kenneth Rasmussen home east of town where a brooder house caught fire, but the blaze was extinguished before much damage was done » Professional Directory s; 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 :'.' ,.j. ' 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.P. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phoje 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.p, Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M-P. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Podge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 INVESTORS w:*:*:^^ INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Cant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa "'' . 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.) ™^~ Phone295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3308 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 :*:#: : :W:W:W^ Farm Mgmnt. *y : y:::y::^^ COMPANY N. Po4gt Ph. »5-«ll

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