The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 8, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 8, 1965
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COMMON SENSE PARTY The c^*' d=7 r«pvblicer>» o'-d t Culling rr»cf*«*l •• coo'ed, o'-d c c to**'** »mion, two d*«--<xrott w*f* dij- >«'c! wV : !« th«ir b dofMM!>c end w Svc^gely e-ougH, oil four o 1 fh« por. 1<C'PO"'» ^ou^d 'Hey hod o cowrici ground in their own p«rj.c~ol viewt, regordletl of whchjver po! : tico' lob*' th«y might wear, They oil ogre«d »hoi there **«m» to be great evidence of o lock of good, common »«n»« in the pretent trend of government and porty leodenh'ip in both pon : ei. Nobody could underjtond haw anyone in h'u right rrir,d would find any lenie in tome of the pait end pretent government programs, c^ cur approach to foreign of- fairi, or our e*for!$ to chooie one iide ogointt another in fcro" iQufheait Alia, or expending bilMcni in a notional vanity chote to "reach the moon." The idea »eemed to b« pretty unomi- mom that leoderjhip, both republican or democratic, which hot been nurturing ittelf for many years in one form or another from public payrolls, is in need of tome honest and drastic overhauling. And thux the four, in jest, organized the "Common Sense Party." It may have been in jest, but there is many a disillusioned citizen, making o Irving without the aid of government funds and who is in fad supplying those fund* from the tweot of hit own brow, who well might wonder if a "Common Sent* Party" wouldn't have quite a following. OVERDOING IT? Sheldon Moil — The colored people have their problems, all right, but in tome of their efforts to combat them they are becoming over-sensitive. Consider the matter of the automobile corporation and itt New York World't Fair exhibit, which Included a performance by marionettes designed at machine parts. The music accompanying this perform* one* included a tong about "dem boltt, dem nutt, etc." which the Association For the Advancement of Colored People took at an in* suiting reference to Negro dialect. So what do they want, all reference to dialect removed from the human tcene? The wettern drawl, the Texas whine, the yankee twang, the southern dislike of the letter "R", the midwest nasalt, the English mumbling, the Scottish burr, the sing-song tonet from South of the Border, all are exaggerated now and then by speakers and humorists and writers, just as much as the time-honored Inflections used by many Negroes. This is carrying sensitiveness to a ridiculous extreme. tipper ibs 111E. Can Street-Ph. 29WS3S-Algon.., tow* Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. B. B. WALLER, Editor tt Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman N ATIONA I 'EDITORIAL A f f 11 IA I { ,V. I M 6 I If NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. One Year, in kdvtnce. Semi-weekly Copie* —— SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA ..._M-M We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA On* Year. In *dvacc*. Semi wt*kly -|«.00 No «ut*crtpuon let* tbftn • month* OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST VIEW ON SMALL SCHOOLS Porfctnbwrg IcHpt* — A very re»p«f*d o^d educated man in Butter County »oid th« doy: "Small icnoo! con do a better job (o»-ge tcHooli." We agree — if the people o'e willing to pay fHe co»t for an adequate itaff and curriculum. There are no indication! tnot the public it willing to pay the high price. Today there it grumbling over the high price o* Khool* and property toxei. A good imall high tchool — and there ore tome — will hove to many classes divided, that the teaching staff will have such small classes, it will amount to tutoring in many fields. Under theve conditions, o small high school con be excellent, but it is inefficient for the tax dollar spent. This year the Iowa Teachers Association is pushing for a starting wage for beginning teachers over $5,000. A number of towns ore over that figure and the average teachers wage well over $6,000. With the education necessary to become a teacher, this wage is comparatively low. However, when it comes to the tax dollar, the hard fact remains that teachers wages have been and will be sharply increased. The tax cost up. The most efficient high schools offering a large enough curriculum and adequate facilities, such as library, essential to a good high school education are about 400 students. We cannot Imagine a local grocer paying a high wage to a clerk saying now you just take care of those six average families when they come in to shop, or o farmer hiring a hand and giving him ten acres of corn to care for at a high monthly wage. The clerk could probably do an excellent job of servicing the six families — if he didn't go to sleep for boredom. The farm hand with only ten acres could have a beautiful patch of productive grain— and the farmer would hav» a healthy low from rtie inefficiency. Yet seemingly many people feel this the ideal situation for teachers. TIME TO BLOW WHISTLE? Chorlton (la.) Herald Patriot — Our text for the day It from a geremlad by Jenkin Lloyd Jonet, editor of the Tulto Tribune, in searching for an answer to the question, "Who It tampering with the soul of America?" Jones speaks of the corruption both In public and private life, especially the corruption of morals and ethical ttandardt, and he pleadt: • • "let's quit being'bulldozed and bedaz* zled by self-appointed longhoirs. Left have the gutt to toy that a book Is dirt If that's what we think of It, or that a painting may be a daub if you can't figure out which way to hang It ... "Let's blow the whittle on plays that would bring blushes to an American Legion ttag party. Left not be awed by movie characters with barnyard moralt even If tome of them have been photographed climbing aboard the presidential yacht . . . These observations, we believe, apply directly In the present controveny concerning the placing of Jamet Baldwin's shocker, "Another Country," on the required reading list In a courte on contemporary Hte'^ture at Wright Junior 1 collegft. The Wright administration and faculty, the board of education, the city council, and the mayor's office have all become involved In the debate over the suitability of thlt book In meeting standardt of decency, taste and moralt which thould apply In tax-supported institutions. The common defense of tuch educatort at defend this tcrofulout work, which dealt with Interracial texual etcapadet, homosexuality, and perversion, It that "academic freedom" mutt prevail at the expense of any other relevant value. The teacher and the dean who approve the book as "required" mutt, to this view holds, be granted f§e« exercise of their "professional judgment" even If contamination it the result. Thit It a good time for citizens who pay taxes for the support of their schools to line up either with the longhairt and with the apostles of "academic freedom" or with the leaden of decency. There It a strong tide of tentlment, that filth, when it it avoidable, thould not be "required," and that It It not necessary to wallow in manure to enhance one's appreciation of what It beautiful, good, decent, and virtuous In American life. FOK AND ABOl/T TfENAGWS by C. D. Smith Girl is Wrong if She 'Chases' Boy i ! /SHOULD I ASK HIM TO COM£ OVER OK WAIT [ FOR Hi^ TO A<i< ME ? THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am fourteen years old. 1 am going with a boy who is 17 years old. Do you think he is too old for me? Since school is out. he never calls me If J get to (alk to him. I nave to call him Should I? He never stops u-asing me. What should I do"' Should 1 ask him to come over or wait for him to ask me if he may come Should a girl kiss the boy she is going with or leave the kissing to him'' If the boy you are going with is a nice boy, should you be allowed to go out with him without your little brother and sister'" OL'B BEPLV: A girl of four teen is too young to be dating a boy who is seventeen . . . because she is only fourteen A difference of three years in ages becomes less important in late teen years. and post-teen years. You have already called the boy several times. If he is really interested, he will call you If you never really see him when school is out; if he never calls you, you aren't going together You may think you are; he knows you are not. In regard to kissing, a girl of fourteen should leave it out, period. And. doesn't it naturally follow that a teenage girl, even one older than fourteen, is asking for heartbreak if she chases after boys, with phone calls or kisses? When a girl is old enough, she should be able to have dates without kid brother and sister Fourteen just isn't old enough U yeu ban a l»*0*9t pieW»™ feu waul 10 dUcUM W •» 96»»ITOti»B lO took. addi*u jeu» tflut l« F01 AND ABOUT nZNACHS. COMMUNITY AMD SUBUUAir fXUt SUVICC IT- "W»«W1>1 M fS» frort'trl ioWjr SVrtc* 10 YEARS AGO INTMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 7,1955 VUny losses in cattle,hogsand • appliances resulted from lightning and hall from local storms over the weekend, and rain daring the past 7 days totaled more than 7 Inches as summer weather reached the hottest peak of the year. Tbe temperature landed in the 90*6 four times daring the week, while the coolest night was 63. - o - Two Algona girls, Helen Kuhlmann and Marilyn Dreesman, were pictured along with other baton twirlers as they received Instructions at an all-state twirling camp held at the State University of Iowa, - o - In what was hopeo would be a steo in solving the enor- grain storage problem which had developed, farmers In Kossuth county were urged to participate in a resealing program available for farm-stored price-supported corn. Farmers who would reseal eligible 195354 corn under loan would receive a storage payment of 15? per bushel for keeping grain an extra 12 months. - o Lightning struck the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Farrow, Bancroft, burning off wall paper in two rooms and badly damaging several electrical appliances. - o - Many things bad emerged from the city dump, ranging from pungent odors to rats, but the pig that galloped forth was a complete surprise. Passersby saw the small black pig, snorting and stomping back and forth across highway 169 at the site of the new bridge, but capture seemed impossible. He finally ran into a thicket where he was caught by a young Algona farmer, Don Johnson, and the pig ended up residing at the Mildred Johnson farm. - o - Jolene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mueller, Fenton, had the misfortune to break her right arm in four places with two breaks at the elbow, and two just above the wrist. She was hospitalized in a Ft. Dodge hospital. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Roger Unde and sons, Ronnie and Arnie, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fischer and Capt. Harold Fischer and son, were dinner euests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Heerdt, Swea- Eagle area. - o - The Whittemore Boy Scout troop met at the Legion hall and took a hike to the creek east of town for games and entertainment. They were to take a 10- mile hike to the Ambrose Call park in Algona where they would camp out overnight. Their membership totaled 41. - o - "One year later, Kossuth County's Centennial celebration still stands out as one of the best in the state," said Gene Hutchins, chairman of the event, when he was asked by the UDM "how a centennial chairman felt a year later." Favorable remarks had been heard many times on the Centennial - many other Iowa towns sent representatives here to flod out bova centennial was run. - o - Sale of the Whittemore Champ- loo, weekly newspaper In Whittemore had been announced by Stan Brotberton, publisher of the paper for the last 6 years. The new owner was J. G. Nordseth, Some Falls, SJ). - o - The telephone exchange at Ledyard had been bought by the Central States Telephone Co., which had been voted a franchise by the people of the community. - o - Mrs. Anna Longseth and Mrs. Bessie Cooper, Ottosen, were hostesses at a coffee party honoring Mrs. Gordon Jensen. Present were Mrs. Eugene Hofius, Mrs. Mina Wehrspann, Mrs. Lawrence Holden and Mrs. Morgan Hagen. The Jensens were moving to Whittemore where Mr. Jensen had a teaching position for the coming year. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 5, 1945 June, 1945, was the coldest June Kossuth count)- or Iowa, bad ever recorded* June temperatures averaged 62.9 degrees. About one-fourth of Knssuth's corn reached the knee-high mark by July 4. The 244,000-acre goal set for Kossuth county wouldn't be met, for in addition to the stand and drownings in sections of fields, quite a few acres were converted to soy beans after the long siege of spring rains washed the corn out too late for replanting. Oat harvesting would be set back to the third week in July or first of August. - o - Pea crops in Minnesota were being harvested by prisoners of war from branches of the Al- gous camp. Canning factories asiaf disbrefed heap mills for barracks aad mess halls for the prisoners. The prisoners received the eqoiralesi of 60 cests a day for 8 or more hours a day. - o - Tbe Fourth of -My was a qfaiet day ia Algoot. Tbe only femoastraikm that evea resembled the Fourth -ras the display of fireworks at the Country Clab. Families gathered there •rith picnic baskets for st$per aod later vatcbsd the fireworks; a great nifbt for the roxmgsters, many of *fcom had never seen flrei-orks before. - o - People applying for rationed food for extra help on farms vere disappointed In tfie amounts of meat, fat and sugar allotted, doe to the cot ia the amount which the local ration board •was permitted to issue. Tbe sugar supply of tbe U. S. was at a very low mark, and meat and fat points would not be sufficient to meet the requests for meat and batter in the amounts usually served. - o - Tbe grade below tee Kossoth county hospital was getting its face lifted. Tractors -working on the road to the State Park were building it up three feet on either side. Up town, city workers continued working on widening the pavement on the east side of North Dodge street. - o - Janice, 5-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hertzke, Lakota, fell from the hay mow while visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sleper, and suffered a brain concussion. - o - First Lt. Zip Kooas, Swaa City, first American soldier to fire a shot en enemy soil in World War n, was home from Europe for the second time since landing with the American forces in North Ireland in 1942. Although he had more man tile required points for discharge, he expected to be in service for some time and was to report to Ft Snail Ing for further orders. - o - Among the city's new residents expected to make Algona their permanent home-were Mr. and Mrs.TorstenE.Lagerstrom, Scotch Plains, N. J. They*expected to go to Ames for the winter quarter of school and would return March 1 to operate their half-section in Union twp. - o - Gunner's Mate 3-C Everett Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown, Irvington, had been enjoying a 24-day leave with his parents. He had made 12 trips across the Atlantic ocean since his enlistment. His last trip was to bring boys from the air corps who had seen service in the European are£ back to the States. - o - Capt. Donovan T. Lickteig, Wesley, had been awarded the silver star for gallantry in action against the Japanese in Luzon. He was an officer in the 43d infantry (Winged Victory) division. - o - 15 Algona Boy Scouts attended the Prairie Gold Council at Lake CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 6. Seize 11. Girl's name 12. Musical direction 13. Narrow ctrip of wood 14. Banish 15. Attempted 17. Wife of Stumaab If. Refresh 20. Compart point 22. Principally 29. Fold 27. Artist's stand 28. Teases: colloq. 29. Weapons 80. A vacation spot St. Feudal estate owner: abbr. 32. A confection 34. Norse god 30. Strolled leisurely 40. Exchange 42. Abode of dead: 2. Palm leaves: var. 3. Obtains: dial. 4. Divest of armor 6. Decree In engineering 6. European kite 7. Twilled fabric 8. Celebes ox 9. Longitudinal Umber: R.R. 10. Kettle 14. Contradict 16. Scream 19. A cuff 21. The Orient 22. Ground grain 23. African mammal 24. Doe. trine M.Jap- shrub 28. Biblical wild ox 30. Back 33. Song birds 35. One of the Great Lakes 37. Placed 38. Miss FiUgerald 39. 40. 41. 44. Club obligations Cattle genus Pull, as a trailer Lava 43. Constellation 44. Old- womanish 45. Distort* sklnks DOWN J. Harsh bre*thlnjr IT j— S* !T 5T 5 4 c4 P?F p YOU GIT PAID BY THE WEEK? YOU WON'T WHEN YOU RETIRE in their pockets. It's conservative people too. For those on weekly payrolls who are now approaching retirement, Mr. Stockmeir has some suggestions: 1. Switch from a weekly to a monthly household budget as soon As you can. A. year in advance of retirement wouldn't be too soon. The switch will take a little money because you'll have to build up a month's income to start. You then will budget this so it will extend over a month, meanwhile using the weekly paychecks to build up the lump for next month. 2. Understand that a month Is not so cooperative as a week. A week is a neat seven days— always. A month can extend from 28 to 31 days. It is best for most people to budget on a daily basis always using 31 days and reaping a bonus when the month Is snorter. 3. Kiss the famous Fifth Week good-by. About four times a year, workers on a weekly payroll get five paydays in a month. Many of them have always regarded this as a bonus and used it for vacations, motorboats and such. On a monthly retirement income, the Fifth Week is no more. 4. Switch all bills to a monthly basis, and if you can, to the date when your pension checks arrive. Many people have weekly bills for milk, newspapers,, groceries, gasoline, etc. 5. Set out as soon as you can to make some sense out of Income you will be getting in addition to,the pension and Social Security. you know that a goodly number of newly retired couples are winding up a bit hungry about the 25th of each month? Apparently nobody else did either, until a man named Horace D. Stockmeir started snooping i round. Mr. Stockmeir has come up with a study of the budget problems of people recently retired. He finds some of them serious, and says it is because "most people in this country have forgotten bow to live on a monthly income." He explains that most working people and some executives have not been familiar with any kind of income except a weekly paycheck. At least not in recent times. "They cash their checks on Friday night, buy their groceries on Saturday, have their fun Saturday night and Sunday, then coast down their financial hill until the next Friday night. "After years and years of this, retirement comes. They are switched abruptly to a monthly income. And some of them are getting into trouble before they learn how to adjust. . ." Mr. Stockmeir points out that nearly all retirement income — pensions, Social Security, annuities, etc. — comes by the month. "I find the first month of re- ttrement is usually no problem," he says. 'Teople have a few dollars backed up from severance pay, vacation pay, or savings. These tide them over. But when the first monthly checks hit they start spending too much too fast. They can't realize how long the money must last" It seems not to be just spendthrifts, whose money burns holes New GOLDEN YEARS St-Pltc b««Utt now Send Me In cola (n* »U«Mn), U Htpt. CBP8. Bo* \Vtl, Great C«alr&l Button. Ntw York 17. N. T. Okoboji. They were Lee Vander- waal, Bob Kmse, Cliff Shore, Bob Brown, Bob Thompson, Franklin Lindstrom, Gus Lundh, David Vaughn, Ray Ross, Gordon Brown, Eugene Schattschneider, James Leaneagh, James Palmer, Louis Maharas and Alvin Lundh. FISH The largest fish on record at Hannen Lake was a catfish weighing 8 1/2 IDS. Jay Zahrt of Marengo caught the fish there early this month. It was 26 inches long. Professional Directory Is^ass^msss?^^ "~ "V ? .~ INSURANCE ^^INVESTORS A. J. (Arete) Rtekkfi HospitalizatioQ Health It Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hau 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Tniqiifin/f 296-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-6443 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 Form*. Phone 295-3733 Ted. S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modem One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 837 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — us S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-234$ Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.p. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2359 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.O. Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M.P. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 INVESTORS _,. DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gsnt Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa DENTISTS 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. 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. DONALD KINGFIELD has taken over the practice of Dr. C. M. O'Connor, at 108 So. Harlan St. Patient records and case histories will be maintained in the effice. Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-Frt 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 asws^ttestwsft^yfty^ftWftVA-w Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports ;i;!*X-X-Xfr-X-X-X*X-X-X^^ Farm Mgmnt, ^iSSSm^::::::*^ CXHLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV* N. Pwtgf Ph. J3J-HJ1

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