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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 1, 1965
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4-Algeno (la.) Upper Det Molnfti Thurtdey, July 1, 1965 FREEDOM'S FLAG FOREVER WHAT PRICE PATRIOTISM They were men of mean* and well educated — yet they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well the price they'd pay. What happened to them? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twenty had their homes ransacked and burned. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or the hardship of the war. Carter Braxton, a wealthy trader, »aw his ships swept from the seas by the British navy. He sold his home to pay his debts and died bankrupt. Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family constantly and to keep In hiding. His posses- lions were taken and he was reduced to poverty. British soldiers or vandals looted the properties of William Ellery, George Clymer, Syman Hall, George Walton, Button Gwlrt- nett, Thomas Heyward, Edward Ruttledge and Arthur Mlddleton. At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelton Jr. noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. Nelson urged General Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and prop, erty destroyed. The British [ailed his wife and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and grist mill were destroyed. For more thin a year he lived In forests and caves, returning home after the war to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion. Robert Morris and Phillip Livingston suffered similar fates. Such are the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These men HAD security, but they valued liberty more — Sunray News. When you are 8, you ask all the questions. When you are 18, you know all ,the answers. When you are 28, you admit you don't know all the answers. When you are 48, you know most of the answers. When you are 68, you know all of the answers, but there's no one around to ask the questions — The Ute Independent. It used to be the perfect gift for an 18-year-old daughter was a compact. It still is ... if It has four wheels — The Adalr Newt. DIET: The penalty for exceeding the feed limit — The Dallas County News. . 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 REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly ...14.00 Single Copies ^ 1L , .•-••••••...-•», 100 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly . S9.00 No cubtcripUon lew than; 9 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST ALL THOSE PACKING PLANTS Within the past year, the planning and completion of more or less home-owned packing plants has been phenomlnal In Iowa. Nearly every section of the state has seen the organization and stock selling of such a venture. At the same time, the nationally known packers have had their troubles, some with outdated equipment, others with labor problems, and some with both. Perhaps this factor has given Impetus to the idea of developing localized plants, such as we are experiencing. But one can wonder just how It will all come out. The sudden growth of new plants Is not going to put the old, established meat processors out of business. With years of experience and well developed outlets for their products, they are going to be somewhat difficult to buck. Several of the new plants, realizing this, have made arrangements to become a sort of intermediary supplier to the larger processors, Others are going to "go It alone." It Is understandable that In a desire to expand home communities and provide payrolls, local pride helps to raise the capital required, plus outside stock sales which seem to be a standard procedure for all of these new plants. One can only wish all of these packing enterprises well, even If a trifle dubious as to their long range prospects. If history repeats Itself, one or two of them might eventually wind up under the labels of some of the present big-time processors, If they exist at all In the long pull. There Is more to business operation than selling stock, and It will be an Interesting trend to watch. WHERE ARE THE "FRIENDS" Orundy Center Register — In his recent weekly letter to the newspapers, our Congressman Gross Is asking former President Eisenhower Where are Foreign Aid "Friends" are. In his letter to the newspapers our Congressman commentsi OUR "FRIENDS." In a message to Congress oft March 13, 1959, the then President Elsenhower said that as a result of foreign aid "our friends among free world nation* make available to us for use of our forces 250 strategic bases, 5 million ground forces, 30,000 aircraft and 2,500 .vessels." Today, the United States and South Viet Nam are at war with Communist North Viet Nam. Where are the Imposing forces about which General Elsenhower spoke so glowingly In 1959? The casualty figures from Viet Nam give the answer. The friends that our former president said would come through our foreign aid has led Into more trouble In Viet Nam which got underway and which we helped under the Eisenhower Administration has moved ahead so far that no one knows how and when It will stop. Most of us realize it was a mistake for us to get mixed up In Viet Nam and most of us also realize that we can't get out without losing world prestige. Like other difficult situations, It Is much easier to get Into them than out of them. Sign appearing on walls In Cuba, "Yankee Go Home" (and take me with you) — The Schleswig Leader. After father's allowance Is stopped and before social security begins comes middle age — that awkward time of life when you have to support yourself — Clarinda Herald Journal. A wit notes that In the old days, If a youngster missed school, the truant officer was sent to fetch him. Nowadays, the school board holds a special session to determine where the school system is failing the youngster - Orinnell Herald-Register. It" you think yog are not a poor loser, just try dieting - The Greene Recorder. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Boy In Service Doesn't Believe Her THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I was engaged to a boy in the Marines until he wrote to tell me that we were breaking up. I wrote and asked him to give me some reason and he replied that it was because I "went out" on him. This is not true. Some of the kids wrote htm that I was dating someone else and he chose to believe them. 1 have told this boy how I feel about him. My friends say that we will get back together again. I don't see how, if he refuses to believe me." OUR RE>LY: There are several possibilities. Perhaps the boy feels, for the good of both parties, it is best to not go "steady" while you are separated. He may have selected • convenient "excuse" for calling it off. Or, he finds it difficult to believe what others write to him. Going steady with someone in service is > sacrifice to be made only by the girl who has really made up her mind. If you are still in your teens, and not ready for marriage, don't "chase" after the Marine.' Tell him that he made a mistake, that you were not going "out" with anyone else, and let it go at that. Then, don't penalize yourself. Go out with your friends, pursue your hobbies, keep busy. You just can't go "steady" with someone who is hundreds of miles away. U r»u J>«T« « UfBagt pj«W»m yew waul 19 OUCUM. M O9 eb»»nroli8n t» nut. adatfM your l»tt«t la FOR AMP MOUT TCENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND UBUUAM FIUS8 SERVICE. jnr. 1C YEARS AGO INTMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 30,1955 Ray S. Miller, Tltonka, considered himself very lucky following a freak accident near Winthrop, Minn. A semi-trailer load of empty beer barrels somersaulted on to the top of the tractor when the big rig hit a bridge abutment and crushed the cab to a height of only four feet. Ray walked away from the pile-up with only a minor head bump. - o - Temperatures for the week were all in the eighties, with the exception of one day, and the humidity was high. The high for the week was 83, the low 49. - o - ' Bud Anderson, Algona horseman, placed 5th at the Iowa All- Arabian Horse Show at. Des Molnes, when his half-Arabian registered mare won In the "Western Pleasure" class. - o "Cheese 'n Cracker Days" at' Burt was well received by the community as evidenced by the fact that over 100 pounds of cheese and more than 10 giant boxes of crackers were served free during the day and evening at the Peterson Cafe and the Shipler Cafe. Cheese was donated by the Elm Grove Cheese Fac- troy at Burt as a part of June Dairy month recognition. - o From the Sexton news: "Bob Kelley isn't going to be the most popular fellow with the rest of the husbands for a while. He took his wife out to dinner and a show at Mason City to celebrate their fourth anniversary." - o John .Froehlich, former Wesley boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L, Froehlich, had been promoted to Lt. Colonel In the Army Reserve. He completed 17 years in the regular Army and Army Reserves. - o Frank Rueb, Algona golfer, made history when he won the fifth annual Algona Amateur Golf Tournament, thus becoming uie first Algonan to turn the trick. He had a 110 total, low for a field of 16 entered In the championship flight. - o - St. Cecelia's school officials announced the appointment of Don Smith, Jr. as baseball coach for the summer season. The Knights were entered in the summer sectional at Bancroft. - o Kossuth county business firms, like those in the rest of Iowa, would start collection of the increased state sales tax July 1. The new tax represented a 1/2% increase. - o - Mrs. E. L. Dickmeyer, Portland township, had a pair of pet crows. They were tiny when she adopted them five weeks previously, but the care she had given them made them feel right at home. - o - It was going to be circus day in Algona on July 6 when the nation's second largest circus would appear at the Kossuth county fairgrounds. More than 60 semi-trailers were scheduled to roll into town and then the erection of the vast tent city . would begin. With at least 28 students taking Hying lessons, Algeria's municipal Airport and Manager Albright had been very busy, despite lots of poor flying weather during the rainy season. 15 private planes were housed at the airport and the Kossuth Flying Club had 78 members. Dick Post, Algona, was president. - o Mr. and Mrs.RonaldChristen- sen, Lone Rock, entertained at a dinner In honor of Jane Ellen's 10th birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lee and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Krueger and family and Mary Hurlburt. - o Attending Camp Quest at Lake Okoboji were Pamela Weisbrod, Janet Behne, Penny Boevers and Diane Holland, all of Fenton. Mrs. Florence Behne accompanied the girls as chaperone and Mrs. C. C. Callahan was a member of the teaching staff. 20YEASS AGO IN TMi FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 28, 1945 A more than six-foot boiler chimney at the back of the Algona Laundry toppled over, and wrenched away part of the roof and east wall during a heavy wind and rainstorm. - o The 44 boys of Cub Pack 29, headed by Cubmaster Eugene Hutchins, entertained nearly 90 Algonans at a Scout Club circus held in the Bryant gymnasium. Rabbits, dogs and even a green parrot were exhibited as part of the sideshow. - o There was an indication that there would be a serious potato shortage by fall as there were thousands of acres of planted potatoes ruined by the wet season and other thousands of acres were too wet for planting. Ronald Johnson, nine year old son of the Burton Johnsons, Ledyard, was thrown from his horse while riding at the Elmore Saddle Club. His shoulder blade was broken and he received a deep cut on his face. - o - Sgt. Leonard M. Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Elbert, Whittetnore, had been awarded the Legion of Merit. He was a member of Company C, 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion, and had been in the army since 1941. - o Mrs. Howard Funnemark, Wesley, a new bride, was honored at a post-nuptial miscellaneous shower in the Congregational church, with about 50 friends attending. A group of young folks also held a charivari for the newly-married Funnemarks on a previous evening. - o Gerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Heetland, Lakota, was three years old and a family dinner was held in celebration of the event. - o Don Knoner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knoner, Ledyard, ran a baling wire into his leg while playing. Infection set in and it had to be lanced. - o Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bode, Union twp,, received a phone call from their son, Bernard, telling them that he and his crew aboard their tanker had put into a west coast port after an absence of 18 months In the Pacific theatre of war. He expected to be home soon for a 20-day furlough. - o A 4th of July celebration was to be held at Whlttemore on the Academy grounds. There would be a baseball game between the Bancroft Legion and Whlttemore, with a chicken supper served at 5 and a dance at Swanson's hall. -fl- it took Kossuth county, Iowa's largest, $1.99 for each of its 26,630 inhabitants to pay the expenses of county administrative offices in 1943. This was a total of $53,097. - o- Elaine Heidenwith of Swea- Eagle was elected secretary and treasurer of the county 4-H clubs at the County Club rally In Burt.. - o With only seven days to go in the 7th war loan drive, Kossuth county was still more than $100,000 short of its quota in cash purchases by Individuals. Kossuth, which ranked 19th in the state, dropped back to 23rd. In the last bond drive the county ranked sixth in the final standing. - o - City concrete mixers were pouring their contents into beds made for narrowed sidewalks and widened streets in Algona's business district. Pavement dips and holes were also in the line of attack from the street department. The almost continual rains in the spring had hampered street repair and patching. "MOVE WHEN YOU REACH 65," SAYS HUSBAND WHO DID IT ]VJ ow comes a man who contends l * that the smartest thing a hus band can do when he retires is to move. He is Robert W. Weyland. He moved. His conviction he should move, Mr. Wayland says, was based on three factors: 1. By retirement time a man's house is not really his. It is his wife's. 2. Any house more than 15 years old is beginning to get a bit frayed at the edges. So is the neighborhood. 3. A house where a man has lived for 18 years or so has tired blood. It has little inspiration for a man coming home to live with it and a man needs some. On Point 1, Mr. Weyland explains that however much a man claims his home is his castle, his wife has dominated it during his working years. "The husband has boarded there on most evenings and weekends, with living room, bedroom, and yard privileges. And he has had a voice in how things were run and how they were decorated, if he cared to bother. But gradually, over the years the house has grown into a wifely castle. The Ruler's primary job has been to keep the man and to send him forth, in overshoes, to slay the dragons . . ." This is not good for • husband's retirement, Mr. Weyland thinks. When both husband and wife are now going to be spending 24 hours a day in the .dwelling, he can be happy only if he has at least a 50-50 influence. But he can't recapture his 50 per cent after letting the wife dominate for 16 years. He can get it only if he moves into an entirely new house where he and his wife can start off on equal footing. "On Point 2, a lot of retired husbands don't look facts in the face," according to Mr. Weyland. "People who own houses at age 65 usually didn't buy them last month, but 15 or 20 years ago. So wear and tear are well underway. Repairs should be more costly now than in any previous year, will grow most numerous with each succeeding year. It'i like an auto — trade it every three years and you don't hive to have the engine overhauled. So, it is his reasoning that a retired man should get out from under, and move to a house and a neighborhood that will stand up better through retirement. Pii77iF ruLLli LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Actuality S. Strike with the hand ». A thrifty person 10. He make* music sound better 12. Metal 13. Ripe 14. Work out, as a plan 16. Goddess of justice: Egypt. 17. Made, as a niche 19. Layers: g-eol. 22. Medieval tale 23. Sesames: var. 24. Type size 26. Sea eagle 27. Semblances 28. Diplomat's etiquette 31. Hebrew letter 32. Natives of Spain or Portugal 36. Musical studies 38. Place 39. Removes: print. 40. Concise 41. Italian actress 42. Remainder DOWN 1. Game of chance 2.River:Eng. 3. Basle 4. Board member: abbr. 8. A barrel atrip 6. Musical instrument* 7. God of , the sky: Babyl. 8. Pervade 9. Thus: L. 11. Prepares 13. Silicate 15. Soaks, as flax 18. Dross Id. Walked 40. Equipped with harness rings M.CIty: Nev. 24. Cupid 26. Northern division of Palestine 27. Frosts 29. Surges 30. Fat 33. Affected manners 34. Cozy retreat 00000 __ an ulana aaasa sanaa BBBBS asaa snoa $5. Prosecute Judicially 37. Curved knife: Eskimo 40. Initials of a President 21 28 l 56 sr 20 *T 37 19 31 15 JO 17 io~ 18 Kossuth county was credited with $30,000 In war bonds by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Co. as a result of its purchase of $15,000,000 In Seventh War Loan bonds. Credit was allocated to more than 200 counties in eight of the states In which the railway operated. SWEA-EAGLE By Mrs. Kenneth Brones Dnmiiiiuiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiuiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mr. and Mrs. John Storm and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Von Bank were Sunday callers at the home of her father, Joe GrabiaMwski. Mr. and Mrs. Art Larson and children and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Johnson spent the weekend at Okoboji. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Lockwood and family were Father's Day guests at the home of her parents, the Emil Bleckwenns at Fenton. Other guests were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson, and Mrs. Sophie Bleckwenn, all of Fenton. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lockwood visited their son, the Allwin Lockwoods at Lone Rock 6n Father's Day. At the Earl Prestons for Father's Day were the Emory Prestons and the Virgil Pres- tons, with tne Howard Prestons as evening guests. Professional Directory |.... % ...............................................,.,,..; ,,.....„,.„:„;_„_...;.........,. I INlSUR^ir"^ A. J. (Anile) Rlcklefi Hospitalization Health It Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State * 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 296-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 2954443 Home — Automobile — Farm . Polto 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 m N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M.P. Physician Ic Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 Mtw P«p4. csif §»* Iff*. Sla«i9B. Htv twfc If. H.t. e**h*i JOHN M. SCHVTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M-D. Physicians & Surgeons 229 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 INVESTORS ffi^ffffi^^ INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant 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 fona Telephone 295-2715 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. Close* Saturday Afternoons Wit. DON K1NGFIELD Visual Analysis & Visual Training — Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldg.) Phone 295-3743 »^^^x^•x^•^^^^^x•^^^;•: : :•:•:•:•ft•:•'.•;•:•:•: : :•:•: ; :•:•:•l Chiropractor •x ; : ; : ; ; ; 8 ; : ; sx*:*:*:*:*x^^ 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 Factbiit Reports Farm Mgmnt, CAIU.SQN MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVi N. P<x»8« Ph. «SV*Mi

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