The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 24, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 24, 1965
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4—AHrerra (lo.) Opptr DM MotnM TfrarftdOf, Ivr* 44, 1H5 tipper Be$fllome$ BULL DURHAM RETURNING ? »he stole adding more text* to cigarettes via legislative action, and the federal government planning to require, the word "Poison" or something similar on package* of cigarettes, it might be a good time to Invest in Bull Durham stock, or perhaps Duke'i Mixture or Prince Albert. Perhaps the sides of barns will one* again blossom with the Bull Durham signs, and "rolling your own" will become a popular sport. It shouldn't be too hard. Those felows on TV do it while riding horseback! On the other hand, the combination of the extra tax and the word poison might do more than anything that has happened prt- viously to put the final resolve In the bock- bones of those who have toyed with the thought of quitting. ANTI-POVERTY PROJECT Pardon our cynicism, but Isn't an appropriation of $763,000 in a federal grant to operate a one-year work experience program for 180 unemployed men In Dei Molnei tomething of a joke I Our arithmetic tells us that If you |u»t took the 180 unemployed men and gave them $4,230 it would use up the $763,000 without any further red tape or fuss. Our idealistic approach to tome of these projects lacks common sense. Unfortunately there are tome who either will not work or else have a far-fetched sense of values, like the unemployed boys in the Detroit area who refused to enter the Job Corp* at $1.25 an hour because "the pay isn't enough." The well-intentioned government plan to teach them something useful, while paying them $1.25 an hour, just didn't get across to the ones needing the help. Maybe they'll have better luck In De» Molnesl WE DONT BLAME THEM The British can get pretty sensitive, sometimes, like for Instance the row over the awarding of The Beatles with the M.B.E. medals — (Medal of the British Empire). In the past, the M.B.E. honor had been reserved basically for bravery In military service, or achievement In arts or professions, In one form or another. Maybe The Beatles qualify — It Is certainly true that when four characters such as themselves can generate howling mobs of teenagers, and stash away a few millions In the banks before the age of 30, they have accomplished the unusual. Yet It doesn't, somehow or other, seem to really rate alongside the men who were torpedoed two or three times or the airmen who risked ther own lives to rescue downed comrades, or the Infantry boys who withstood advancing panzers — or those who made lasting contributions In the realm of music and literature. It is Interesting to find out that one of Britian's major exports to this country in recent years — The Beatles — command as little respect in their homeland among the rank and file folks as they do here, with the exception of some slaphappy girls. SCHOOL BUS SOLUTION From Insider's Newsletter - "I would Ilka to get rid of those damn school buses all over the country," announced Dr. Jean Mayer recently. The associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard University School of Public Health believes that walk-saving and labor* •aving devices are ruining American health. He would like to abolish all school buses for students in the third grade and up who live within two miles of their school. And he thinks buses in rural areas should deliver the youngsters to a point one or two miles from their school. Civilization now seems to have reached a point where miracle drugs and get-well cards have a hard time keeping up with each other - Grinned Herald-Register. TAXPAYER REVOLT ? Fort Dodge Messenger — All around the country, the state legislatures have been meeting this year — lo the dismay of many a humble taxpayer. For there is hardly a state that Isn't searching for new or increased sources of revenue. Sales taxes, Income taxes, property taxes, liquor and cigarette taxes, gasoline taxes — the trend in all is upward. So, the taxpayers may begin to pay much closer attention to what their legislators ask and want and do than has been the case in the past. According to Newsweek, "Together, the 50 states (and localities) will spend upwards of $70 billion this year (and are expected to match total federal outlays by 1970) for programs and services that sometimes meet the test of adequacy but seldom the test of excellence." The problem Is one that may be described as a mixture of quantity and quality. On the one hand there Is the matter of how much state and local government can and should do — and on the other the matter of how efficiently they do It. And there certainly Is a limit to how much money can be bled from the taxpayers — a limit we are approaching If we haven't actually reached It. It's time the taxpayer cast a wary and critical eye on the state house, the court house and the city hall, no less than the capital In Washington. Editor's Note — The above quote from the Fort Dodge Messenger Is quite to the point, but we doubt that it will have the desired effect of arousing the folks to action. Today nearly everyone has some pet angle which Involves a drag on the public purse in one form or another, and it would depend on whose ox Is being gored In an honest economy drive. We agree with the Messenger that the willingness to approve without any great question vast sums is alawnlng. There may still be some people who operate on the old- fashioned theory that you should make It before you spend it - but they are pretty much In the minority. CARRYING THE LOAD Iowa Fall* Citizen — Fortunately, few lowans of this day and age need to be "sold" on the Importance of bringing new industry Into the state and creating new job opportunities. The selling job needs to be done on the prospective Industrialists. Figures recently issued by the Bureau of the Census again remind us of what is happening to Iowa In terms of population. For Instance, 50.4 percent of the state's population could be classified as being In the "unproductive" years — either 19 years of age or under, or over 65. Some may argue that persons over 65 are still productive, and some are. But most of these persons do not contribute greatly to the state's economy. And It Is that 19 and under age group that Is largely still In school. Even more distressing is the fact that Iowa is losing so many of' its youtig adults In the 20 to 30 years of age bracket. A majority of the 230,000 persons who left Iowa from 1950 to I960 were of these ages. These figures don't paint a particularly rosy plcturet — Only 50 percent of the population can be considered "productive." This is the group that Is carrying most of the load. Tax relief will be largely a myth until this situation Is corrected. — Iowa Is Investing thousands and thousands of dollars in the education of every child, but many of these are moving elsewhere to earn a living, pay taxes and contribute to the economy. The only possible way to counter these unfortunate trends is to create more |obs. It means more money for the Development Commission, meaningful action on vocational- technical schools, and a no-nonsense approach to this business of industrial development. Some modern girls show a lot of style, and some modern styles show a lot of girl — Clarlnda Herald-Journal. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Girl Has Real Problem - She Talks Too Much X LOSE FRIENPS TALKING- TOO MUCH.. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am sixteen years old, and have a very difficult problem Speaking frankly, I am very friendly and very forward toward others. 1 have ;<:ade many friends, but have lost quite a few, because after knowing soiiiei'i.i- for a while, I begin talking t«o !• tvvard, too loud, and making .''." remarks without thinking l i.ave read many books about manners, etc but have not gained anything iron. them. I am willing to cooperate, if there is tome way- to correct this bad habit. Can you give me some advice?'' OUR RJPPLV: The fact you have recognized that you have a problem is an important first step. Many individuals go through life talking too much and too loud, losing friends as fast as they make them — with the friends they lose being the ones "out of step." There's a saying you would do well to remember, "Always be sure your brain is in gear before opening your mouth." Or, think as well as talk. There U nothing wrong with being friendly. And, the ability to make friends is a great asset. You can keep these friends if you learn to be a good listener as well as a good talker. This is not difficult. Develop an interest in your friends, their likes and dislikes. Ask them about their hobbies, their opinion on music, books, school, entertainment — and then sit back and listen. You'll discover there is as much "fun" in listening to others as in having others listen to you. U you hart a t»«aa9« ptebUm r«" want le OUCVM. or m »M*rrati«a (9 mok». adoiMi y«ur lftt*t le FOR AND ABOUT maiACEBS. COMMUNITY AND fUlUUAM PRESS SERVICE T. CY. ^T ^\f_ - 1 i "Oh y»oh! I toy you didn't ilgnal Hi* turn." fh« 7rov*/*ri Softly Scrric* 10YE1BS AGO INTMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 23, 1955 Capt. Harold E. Fischer, Jr. of Swea City personally thanked the United Nations at San Francisco for obtaining the release of himself and three other Amer- > lean airmen from the Chinese ' Communist prison. - o From Odds and Ends:" Where- over Arnle Rlcklefs Is fishing, things seldom get dull. He caught a fish, took It off the hook and laid the rod down so that the bare hook was dangling off a bank Into the water.' Presto - he caught another catfish I" - o According to Weatherman Stu Albright, the daily high temperature got out of the eighties only twice during the week. New high for the year was 91 degrees and low for the period was 52. Weather like this guaranteed knee-high corn by the Fourth of July. - o After a slow start, activities at Algona's Swimming pool were gaining momentum. Several frigid days followed the opening, but warmer weather, and beginners' swimming classes three mornings a week caused a tremendous Increase in traffic. About 600 children from Algona, Swea City, Burt, West Bend, Lakota, Ledyard, LuVerne, Livermore and Bancroft were enrolled in various swimming classes. - o Although outhit, 7-1, Algona's Junior Legion Baseball team came through with a 2-1 win over Lone Rock In the finals of the Kossuth County play-off at Bancroft. The locals advanced to the four county play-off with the win. - o The mayor of Waterloo headed a delegation of officials from that city, who came to Algona to view the new municipal fluorescent lighting system here. They gave high praise to the Algona improvements in street lighting anrj were particularly Impressed with the excellent way In which the system lighted the streets In both dry and wet weather. - o Kathleen Eden, Titonka, celebrated her 10th birthday by having a party at her home with guests Dlanne Gartner, Ardith and Dorothy Brandt, Mrs. Lester Eden, Brenda and Marlys, Mrs. Allen Eden, Sharon and Karen, Etta Eden and Mrs. Louise Eden. - o Three Kossuth county men, all graduates of the University of Iowa law school, were among 64 who passed their state bar examinations. They were, Harold A. Teeter, Algona, William J. Mc- Nertaey, Bancroft, and Dean L. Meiue, Whittemore. The Iowa supreme court judge swore in the new barristers and presented them with certificates of admission to the bar association. - o Girl Scouts of the Purple Pansey Patrol, Fenton, were going for a three-day outing at Lake Okobojl. They were accompanied by their leakers, Mrs. Eugene Mansager and Mrs. Holland Brownell. Girls attending were Virgene Norland, Faye Hantelman, Mary Alice Rosslter, Barbara Halverson, Nancy Sunde, Kathryn Alt, Bonnie Pertl and Susan Hantelman. - o The Portland Farm Bureau's annual picnic was held at the W. H. Grover farm with about 85 members and guests present. - o Julia Raney, Wesley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hoyt Raney, was a weekend guest of Ida Mae Kutschara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kutschara, St. Benedict. • - o Baptismal rites were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church for Mary Louise, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hinken, Algona, Rev. Cooper officiating. Sponsors were Mrs. Marvin Sernett and Patrick Mulligan. - o Sandra Flora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Flom, and Carrie Engen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Engen, Wesley, accepted positions as governess-companion to Attorney and Mrs. Allen Whitfield, Des Moines, who were vacationing at Okobojl. 20YE&S AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 21, 1945 Lt. Leighton Misbach, former Algona mayor who recently returned from overseas duty in England, France and Germany, was hired as secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce to succeed C. A. Phillips who resigned. - o Setting the highest record in Iowa history, the 1944 Christmas Seal Sale totaled $345,609. Kossuth residents made a good record in seal purchases when they rolled op t percentage of 35 over the Mies of 1943. Mrs. Harold Gilmore was the county Seal sales chairman. - o Raymond Rlcklefs, son of Mr. and Mrs, W, H. Rlcklefs, and Forrest Hanson, toe of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hansen, both of Titonka, met In the South Pacific area on Mother's Day* Raymond being a guest on Forresfs ship. - o Russell Rentz, who was a gunner 1-c on a P.T, boat, arrived home for a 30-day leave with his father, Estel Rentz, Burt. Russell had been In the Pacific area and had been away nearly two years. - o Vera Forburger, Wesley, left for Jacksonville, Fla. where the latter part of the month she was to be married to Cpl. Alphonse Erpeldlng of Camp Blanding.Cpl. Erpeldlng recently returned to the States after being stationed In Alaska for three years. - o A meeting was held at the Seneca school for the purpose of organizing a saddle club. Officers elected were Sigurd Olson, Fenton, president; Virgil Moore, Swea City, vice president; Dave Lynch, Lone Rock, sec-treas. It was voted to call the club the Seneca Saddle Club. Riding grounds would be north of Seneca. - o June 13, a large group of ladies had a surprise party for Mrs. John Thill, St. Joe, on her birthday. She received several nice gifts and a large birthday cake was made and presented by Mrs. Nick Eischen. - o Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith and son, Jon, Lakota, drove to Iowa City to .attend graduation exercises in which another son, William, finished his dental course at the University of Iowa. . *• - o Members of the C. E. Kollasch family, Wblttemore, attended the ordination of their son, Victor E. Kollasch, to priesthood in the Catholic church. - o Lt. James R. Murtagh was being retired from the active army list and was to arrive in Algona soon from Fitzsimmons General hospital, Denver, Colo., where he had spent the past six months taking treatment for shrapnel wounds in the knee. Lt. Murtagh was wounded while serving in the European theatre of war. - o - Ctpt. Merlin Larson, Swea- Eagle twp., recently relieved of active djuty with, the army air forces, had been visiting friends and relatives before leaving for Clinton, where he was to be employed. Capt. Larson was a veteran of more than four years with the army air force. - o The Plum Creek Farm Bureau held its annual pie and icecream social at the community room with about 140 present. Participating in the program were Jacqueline Woltz, ArleneSpilles, Jean Loss, Mrs. Don Weaver and Mrs. Kyle Keith. The committee included the Clarence Priebes, Geo, Johnsons, Kyle Keiths, Guy CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER M ACROSS l.Golf •troke-ihot 5. Game t lib. B.CruaU- cean'n claw 10. Decree 12. Employ* for wages) IS. Indonesian Wand 14. Conjunction 15. Cravat 17. Ruthenium: aym. 18. N.Z. fort 10. Steals SB. Firat American- born white child 23. Internal decay of fruit 24. Fur scarf 26. Merge* 27. Corridor 28. Remuner* ate* ». Ukrainian Black Sea resident! Jl.Meaaureof capacity: abbr. 88. Overhead i AiGislEiMiP e i ole SB 33HI3 43. Paradise 19. Become* 44. Influence boring 20. Cora- DOWN pile* 1. Porcelain 21. Troubles diahes 22. Portion 2. Flock out 3.Ialand:Fr. 24. Cries 4. Grazing out ground 28. Im- 6. Species of mature pepper frog 6. Cuckoo 26. Fireplace 7. Man's shelves 35. Malayan nickname 28. Birthplace boat 8. Despised of Henry IV 37. Jacob's 9. Fellow 30. Gloss son 11. Relies on 31. Dull 38. Devoured 16. Anger 32. Ripped 40. Une HBE1BS BHHDB dwelling 80. For 96. Roman garment* W.MUtak* 41. Kind of •tone tS.Nottlf-tt 1C 16 17 «T 10 ITT IN CAS! YOU PtlL LIKE if A itiWiMINT PRAYIR «tf I were a member of the 1 retirement set or were about to join it," the man said, "I think I would want to say a prayer. To Whomever I believed in. Or Whatever. Or maybe just to the sky." The prayer would go something like this: "Grant me the Integrity not to squander this precious freedom that comes to me with retirement. Man and woman have not had freedom with pay before. I have it. With the privilege to speak, to shout, to go, to come, to fight, to work, to dream, to do ... without jeopardy to my pension or my freedom. I pray that I can comprehend what this unprecedented gift means. That I can use It to make a square foot of this world better. "Grant me the physical powers — the hormones, the glands, the spirit or whatever it is — to flght off the laziness that comes with freedom with pay. Please grant me this, that I may kick the narcotic of security. "Grant me the understanding to smile at the youngsters who move in to take over the job or career I have mastered so long. They know what they do ... they claw desperately for success and the money and glory It brings. So, no less, did I. "Grant me the common sense to know that the company of which I have worked so long is dedicated to profits, not to me. That the institution to which I have given my best so long is dedicated to its advancement and its prestige, not to me. Either the business or the institution bestows a pension on me and bids me a fond farewell because it is the 'proper thing to do in these times, again not because of me. "Grant me the realization that goodness, if. I am ever to achieve it must come now. tt U not later than I think. At age 68 I have still some potenr years to be good. To discard the shadowy techniques 1 employed to mold jny career and keep my Job, to Mil the striving at somebody else's cost, to end the envy, -the jealousy, the distrust* the vanity, the bitterness, the hate, t pray that these ugly things, which can give nothing to the power and glory of retirement be cast from me. And that I come, at long last, to be simply a good person. "Grant me, I pray, the curiosity to investigate at this late time, the great religions of the world. Surely there is more to them than the Medicine Man and the ritual, more than consolation from thunder and the mysteries of the Great Beyond, more than a swap of battered asphalt for Streets of Gold. What? Surely the religions that have served mankind so long have something more meaningful than all this, more important than being usher next Sunday or being elected to the board of deacons. What? Grant me the curiosity to find out. "Grant me the power to believe. In my retirement years it'Is not sufficient that I believe in the stability of the U.S. dollar, the survival of the insurance company that issues my pension check, the reliability of the U.S.--- postman that delivers the check, and the price of cabbage at the grocery store. N*w GOLDEN TEABS JS-w« booklet BOW raady. Bond SOc la cola (ao itaaps), lo Do*. CSn Bos 1171. Oroad Coatrol Slcttom. Now To*. 17. N.T. Harmons and the Calvin Bodes. - o The infant son, Gary Lee, of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pijahn, Lotts Creek, was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran church. Sponsors were Wilma Bell and Carl Pijahn. Business Coll«fl« Grad Cathy Steele graduated recently and received a diploma for the Executive Secretarial Court* at Nettleton Business College in Sioux City. Cathy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Steele, Professional Directory INSURANCE Hirklrfs Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — ll:nl 2 K. .Stale 2'J5 5529 ALGONA INSL'HANCE A(.K.\( Y J. Ft (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 2a5-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE \(. lACY (Irnrral Insurance 7 N Dodj-e 295-2735 nOIIANNON INSl'KANO: Home - Automobile — Farm 1'cilio Insurance Farm Hun , HI Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto ( \Mlli $10 licdui'little ) Life Hail Tr at lur Phone L'!tf> .i:tfil MIKK SMITH Mur. IIKIUIST INS Ai.l \( V For Auto. 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