The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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4-Algonn (la.) Upper D« MointJ Thursday, Moy 20, 1965 THE BIG RAILROAD MERGER Stockholders of fhe Milwaukee Rood voted overwhelmingly fo consolidate that rail- rood with fhe Chicago and North Western. It is a trend of the times. The Milwaukee- North Western move is simply the latest in a series of railroad mergers taking ploc«, as the lines move to meet exchanges in today's world. There will, of course, be many ways that the consolidation can bring about saving's in operating costs, if properly handled, and that is the general idea behind the move. Between air, truck and barge competition, the railroads hove fallen from the pinnacle of the might to a group that have been holding on for dear life, with a few exceptions. It is either consolidate or perish. Stockholders in the various railroads have had pretty slim pickings. From the angle of Kossuth county, it will be interesting to see what happens. The "Chicago, Milwaukee & North Western Ry." cuts through the county in all directions, with 1he lines crossing in Algona. From an engineering standpoint it doesn't look too easy, but switching facilities here if installed would certainly enable the merged roads to expedite a lot of freight shipments now being made. There Is, howaver, little hope for restor- otion of any passenger service — gone but not forgotten I TOO MUCH, TOO FAST? Before the current sessions of Congress and the State Legislature convened, we editorially carried a few paragraphs In which we expressed the hope that both national and state lawmakers would not let the heavy democratic party majority enjoyed in both Washington and Des Moines, lead to unwise, hasty actions. We expressed the hope that the topheovy majority vote would not be misinterpreted as meaning that the public as a whole wished to have everything turned upside down, and bills and appropriations approved without regard for common sense. Yet, we think that some of this has come to pass, and It Is a disappointment. It Is probably true that in state government we have not had an overdose of progressive thinking in the past. It did need some overhauling. But there Is always the tempta- tipn to eat more than you can digest, and it takes some digesting to follow the numerous revisions In law and life that the state legislature has tackled. In Washington, Congress seems to will-. , 1ng)y appropriate for just about anything. And there can be considerable doubt about the merit of some of the current projects. The democratic parry majority in both Des Moines and Washington could well take heed of a few fundamental lessons from the past. The American public likes progress. But the wheat is sifted from the chaff in a short while, and on sober second thought much legislation that can be passed proves a boomerang. The unwise, hasty acts that are voted into public life and living and become eventual burrs under the saddle are the things that lose votes in the next election. The democrats have planted a few burrs, both in Des Moines and Washington. Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working, when your head says it can't be done. — Audubon County Journal. One can remember back to the old days when people talked about retiring they meant they were going to bed — Hardin County Index. An inferiority complex could be a blessing — if the right people had it — The Adair News. A sign at a school crossing: "Use your eyes and save the pupils" — Davis County Republican. Matrimony is another union whose members often have trouble with the management — Osceola Tribune. TEACHER LEGISLATOR We are at a loss to fully understand why a school board should fire a teacher because he happens to get elected to fhe state legislature. This happened recently at Indianola. The teacher was elected by a political party that was not the chosen party of the school board majority. We shall assume that the teacher's qualifications were adequate; he probably would not hove been hired in the first place, had they not. The school board, after the firing, said that the legislator-elect was not a good teacher. They may be right. But basically, it might seem to many that having an instructor elected to the state legislature is a compliment to the school. Why shouldn't a teacher serve in the legislature ? We'll venture fhe guess that after serving in a legislative session, the teacher will be much more adequately prepared to instruct in the general field of government than he was be- for the session. In a democracy, the theory is that we hope to get some of our best brains into government by popular election. Now and then It would seem that a teacher might fit this description. NO MORE WITHHOLDING Laurens (la.) Sun — Once again efforts are under way to have a state withholding tax law enacted, and it looks like there is sufficient support in this session of the Iowa legislature to get the job done. As we've mentioned more than once in the past, we are very much opposed to any state withholding tax law. In our opinion, the requirement to withhold federal income tax Is an imposition upon the employer — we do not believe any employer should be forced to collect taxes from his workers. Most important, however, is the fact that people should know they are paying taxes. They should count out the dollars themselves to realize what their government is actually costing them. Under a withholding system the average worker considers only his take- home pay as his true wages — he seldom realizes how must has been withhold. "Sugar coating" taxes is a fine thing for the people who want the state to spend and spend and spend. The taxpayer won't howl If he doesn't know how much he Is payingl There Is one thing to be said for travel- Ing to the moon. For the first couple of years • ^VlSSinr.lWGWhV'b*- hard to find a place to park. But fust wait until Someone comes along and opens a shopping center and we'll be right back in the same old hassel — The Dunlap. Reporter. Algona Upper Sea 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 M.OO Single Copies „ I0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly tt.00 No tubacripUon lea than « month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST FOR AND ABOUT THNAGfRS by C. D. Smith Young Man In A Hurry May Spoil Things < 1 LOOK THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am sixteen years old and do not go out Kith any girl. 1 would like to go out with a very beautiful girl in my school I asked this girl to dance with me a few times, but she re/used I love her very much and I would like to date her. I look at her as much as possible She will look at roe, but if she sees me looking at her. she'll turn around and pretend she didn't see me I have never told her that I love her Should I write and tell her that I do or should 1 wait until she gets to love me?" OUR REPLY: It isn't wise to tell a girl that you love her when you really do not know one another. And, you cannot just wish for something to happen and expect it to happen. The girl is certain to know that you like her. This does not guarantee that she will like you as well as you like her. She may even object to the fact that you look at her so much. Make another start. If you have never been formally introduced to the girl, arrange it through a mutual friend. Get to know her and give her the opportunity to know you. You might spoil your chances of getting to know her at all if you continue to be such a young man in a hurry. U reu her* « tt»es9* p>«M*a y»u woai to ducu**. w «a aMtnrattea !• "I'll pay Ih* fin* (or ipttdlng whllt you g»t lh« morrlag* llt»n»«. Tht Jravtltn Safely Servi'ct 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI aofc*. ador*M raur UtUi to FOI AND ABOUT TEEHAOEHS. AND SUBURBAN FRANKFORT. fY. . COMMUNITY PRESS SERVICE. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 19,1955 Four boys, Doug Meyer, Jim Van Allen, Dick Vipond and Bob Jensen, had been chosen from the junior classes at Algona high school and St. Cecelia's academy to represent Algona at Boys' State, June 5-11, at Fort Des Moines. The event was sponsored each summer by the American Legion. - o - Shirley Menke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Menke, Bancroft, fell on a steel pipe and badly bruised her face, also fracturing her nose. - o - School children throughout the county were to have a chance to demonstrate their driving skill and at the same time compete for a $50 savings bond when the Algona JayCees sponsored a "Teen-Age Road-e-o." The contest was part of a national event being sponsored by JayCees throughout the country and the purpose of the contest was to teach safe driving habits In the schools. - o - Cor with's red-hot baseball team stretched its record for tiie school year to 29 straight and advanced to the State Tournament after clobbering New Hampton, 12-0. Ed Gourley worked on the bill for the winners and Neil Johnson was the batting star. - o - Rita Godfredsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Godfredsen, Swea City, was awarded a four- year scholarship to Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. Rita, a member of the class of 1955, Swea City high school, planned to major in lower elementary teaching. -fl- it really was a jet plane that circled over Sexton. The pilot was a nephew of Francis and Charles McMahon, saying Hello the modern way. He also circled the parental John McMahon home at Corwlth and then called a few minutes later from Des Moines. - o - Two Algona women, Vera Erpelding and Bonnie Bradford, were shown in a photo taken immediately after they posted a 945 doubles score that put them in second place in class C In the State Bowling Tournament at Ames. - o - St. Cecelia's academy golfers downed Emmetsburg Catholic, 224-232, on the Algona Country Club layout. Medalists for the day were Jim McMahon and Tom Waldera, each registering a 52 for the winners. Loren Hahle came In with a 55 and Bob McMahon got a 65 for the Knights. - o - Marilyn and Lavinia Sorenson arrived for a visit in the parental Oscar Sorenson home at Fenton. Marilyn recently received her discharge from the WAC'S after two years service, ten months of which were spent oo Okinawa. Lavinia was employed at Riverside, Cal. <• o Bob Bell and Frank Bauer, Swea City, left for a tew days of fishing at Norway Lake, Brainerd, Minn. They were going to make their headquarters at a resort operated by a former Swea Cityan, Ed Rohlin. - o - Kim Andersen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Andersen, Whittemore, fell off her bicycle and injured her head. She was taken to Ft. Dodge for X-rays and treatment. - o - Two Kossuth county students, Larry D. Wolcott, Algona, and Kay Truesdell, Titonka, were among those presented with honors at the annual Award Day Dinner of the Collegiate Chamber of Commerce at S.U.I. Both students were in the college of commerce at Iowa. - o - Second graders from Third Ward, Lucia Wallace and Bryant schools took a train ride from Algona to Whittemore, and it was the first time on rails for most of them 20 YEARS AGO IN THE FROMTHE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 17, 1945 A splendid record for bond and stamp sales sold in the state liquor store in Algona - total sales amounted to well over a million dollars. Algona' s liquor store had led all other stores in towns of equal population in bond and stamp sales since 1941. - o - Mayor Koolhaas' court was the scene of seven cases filed and disposed of during the week. Intoxication charges were filed against four men and reckless driving and speeding covered three charges. - o John Goeders, 91, and a resident of Algona for 74 years, died at his home after several days illness. He had been one of Algona' s leading merchants for more than a half-century. - o - Among the cadets graduating from the United States Military Academy was Edwin J. Gilmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Gilmore, Algona. He was a graduate of Algona high school, class of '40. - o - A total of 41 boxes of clothing, weighing 1500 Ibs., had been collected in a drive sponsored by the United Service Women at Swea City. The used clothing was to be sent to the war stricken countries in Europe. Mrs. Fagerlund was president of the organization. - o - Herman Faber, Robert Bor- rnann and Robert Cunningham, St. Joe, left from Algona by bus for Ft. Snelling, Minn, for induction into the armed services. A farewell party was given for Robert Bormann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bormann, with friends and relatives as guests. - o - Florence Weisbrod, Edith Laage and Shirley Frank, all of Des Moines, spent Mother's Day at their respective homes in Fenton. - o - The Ottosen Senior Banquet was held in the Franklin hotel at West Bend. Mabel Schmidt, president of the junior class, gave the welcome, and Phyllis Hundertmark, president of the senior class, responded. - o - Harriet Keith spent the weekend visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keith, Algona. She was to graduate from Morningside College very shortly. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Cunningham, Hurt, were parents of a daughter born on V-E day. The baby weighed seven pounds and had been named Lana Jean. Mrs. Cunningham was the former Viola Voigt. - o - Mrs. Henry Mitchell, Lakota, entertained at her home for Wallace Mitchell, a member of the 8th grade graduating class. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Estle and Norma of Ledyard, Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Hartshorn of Seneca, Jean Estle of Swea City and Mrs. Emory Smith, Dick and Allen and Mrs. -Raymond Winter and children. - o - Sgt. Paul Knopf arrived home to spend a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knopf, LuVerne. He: had been overseas for nearly three years, stationed in India. . , - o - The U. S. W. A. met at the home of Mrs. Harriet Sprank, Ledyard, and one large quilt was tied and finished and two wool laprobes finished. Plans were made to make more wheel chair pillows at the next work meeting. - o - • A picnic honoring the mothers of Beta Sigma Phi sisters was planned at the regular club meeting of the Alpha Phi chapter. The picnic was to be held at the state park. Committee in charge of arrangements consisted of Valeria Williams, Jean Miner, Dot Smith, Esther Sgsbee and Mary Frances Carney. Following the meeting, handkerchief showers were given to four of the girls who were leaving CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ACROSS 1. Lobster's claw 6. Encountered 9. Dripped, as a faucet 10. Biblical king 12. Not working- is. Corner 14. HI: comb. form 15. Courageous 17. Chinese measure 18. Eaten away 20. Playing cards 22. Go 23. Neat 24. Pay out, as money 26. Short surplice 27. Christmas gifts 28. Harbor 29. Prince Charles' •ister 80. Any person 33. "Tag" player St. Swelling- 41. Arranges inline 43. Lily 44. Chinese secret societies DOWN 1. Rapids, Iowa 2. Evening- before All Saints' Day 8. Piece out 4. Ft. article 5. Public notice 6. Obligatory 7. Urge (on) 8. Highest 9. A green fruit U.Jap- anese dancing girl 13. Man's nickname 15. Flex 16. Strange !•). Thickness 81. Taking to 24. Steps 25. A duck 26. Geometric solid 28. Tablet 31. Memoranda 32. Female sheep naau HUB) QBffl as Basa anas BO Baas 35. Old Dutch: abbr. 38. Enemy scout 39. Chief god of Panopolia 4L Close to 42. Behold! present time 37. Leveled to the ground 8*. Parasite OA 40,prinJuin SOME POOR, ISOLATED TOWN IS WAITING FOR YOU AT 65 A bout 40 per cent of the people who read what follows here will be intrigued by it. The remainder of you will think the comics make more sense. What follows is an account of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Walters, who chose a poor, isolated, and forgotten town for their retirement . . . and on small money have become more important and more satisfied than they've ever been in their lives. The Walters aren't willing to let others know the name of their new home "because we'd either be tarred-and-feathered out of town for what we say, or else other retired people would pile in here to foul things up." ' There's no need to reveal the town's name, Mr. Walters insists. "Just pick up a map of one of the backward areas of the country, spot a town of about 7,000 people that is on a secondary State road and at least 50 miles from a city. There are thousands of such town, and they're all about like ours." "Our town," according to Mr. Walters, "was a retail trading center for a farming area that went to pot over the last 30 years. To stay alive, the town lured some small industries. And today, the payroll from these plants is the only money the town gets. "This means it is a poor town, where a couple with $250 a month fares well. And if they've got $5,000 in savings they're rich. But it means also that the bright youngsters move away, while the dropouts stay; that the more energetic adults are constantly leaving to seek greener pastures . . . in brief that the retired couple has little competition in carving out a distinguished role in the town. Especially a retired couple from a city." Mrs. Walters explains that these two factors are responsible for a third. "No outside cultural forces come Into the town. Travel- ing shows, new books, good music — why should they come here when there are few to appreciate them and fewer still who can afford to buy? Magazines don't try to get subscriptions here, and even traveling salesmen get their orders by long-distance . . . Culture, we ain't got!" into such a society — not a Poverty area, because it is getting by — the Walters chose to move. They had an income of $334 a month. They had just'over $17,000 in money, largely from the sale of their city home. They bought $10,000 worth of stock in a local bank, deposited the remaining $7,000 in the bank, and Mr. Walters in due time was named to the bank's board of directors. He was invited to join two luncheon clubs, was sought for leading roles in the town's civic endeavors. With his city clothes and his sophisticated manner, with word getting around town that he had money "in five figures" and was "living of! his annuities" — which always sounds better than "pension" — he rose fairly rapidly to a position of importance. Mr. Walters expects to go into business on the basis of what he thinks is an economic discovery. "Towns like this," he says, "are the auto graveyards of America. Second-hand and third-hand cars gravitate here because the people can't afford anything better, and it means that some families are contributing a car a year to the junk heap. On the abandoned farms around here there must be 75 junk auto lots . . ." His idea is to ship salvaged parts back to the cities — in empty grocery trucks returning to their warehouses. Big frog. Little pond. Now GOLDEN YEABS M-pag« booklet now ready. Send SOe la coin (ao ilompc), to D»pt. CSPS Box 1172. Oraad Coatrai Station. Mow Yotk, 17. M. T. the group, Kay Mills, Elnor Detlefsen, Phyllis Eninger and Marie Voelker. • "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" REASONABLE PRICES, good service, and quality printing are trademarks of The Upper Dei Moines Pub. Co. In Algona. Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (.\rnie) Rirklrfs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE A(iKN( V J. U. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGKNCY General Insurance 7 N Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance Farm liurcuu Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto i with $10 Deductible) Life — Hail Tractor Phone L'95-3351 M1KK SMITH. Mgr. IIEKIiST INS. AGENCY Fur Auto. House. Household Good:,, and Many other Forms. Plume :"J5 :i7:V3 Tt-il S. llrrbsC KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION iht-r S7-!.(KX',000 worth of in iuraiu i in force Phone L'95 375G. Lola Scuff ham. Sec y. RU HARD A MOKN Representing KKDKKATF.l) INSl'KANCK Modern One Slop Insurance Sci v ice BUMIK-SS Hume ( ar Life I ' L".i:, S'.tOs P U Bnx 3C Algtma, lovva Si NL)l I INM R\NCE U.t St Y Same Ixication lit) S Dodge Complete InMirance Scrucc Phone L'ife 2S\i DOCTORS MF:I VIM <. HoriiMF M.U. I'll} Ml Kill & -Sui^i-ull lift N M..UU- Si ( >it\< «' I'l.UIH .'iO J.l-lO HtMdciuc i'lu-nc ^y:>JL''iV INVESTORS INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC. Donald V. Cant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS. JR. Dentist At G22 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons I)H HANOI I) VV KHICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 Easl Stale Street Phone 2!)5-2196 Hours 9 00 a m lo 5 00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons I)H. C. M O'CONNOR Visual Analysis & Visual Training Contact Lenses 10!! South Marian St ( Home Federal Hldg ) I'hone 295-3743 Chiropractor DR. M. R BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone -".'5-23711 295-3306 Office Hours it 30 5 IKI Moii - Fn. « 30 1U 00 .Sat A. M. Sa«>«T Building 9 East Stale Algona, lov\a offiyf Houis b> Appointment Office Ph 295-5ti7< MISCELLANEOUS ( U'llil Huuau of KoNMidi i iiiiut\ Farm Mgmnt. N.-M.l Ml N V

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