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4—Alpeno (in.) Upper D«s MolnM Thwrtdoy, July 15, IMS SUNDAY IN JULY tr.- - upper De$TO0tne$ GOVERNOR'S VETO The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill tVio! wou'd perrrvl heavier and longer trucks on our highways. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote three days before adjournment. In the Senate there were only 3 votes against it. The bill required the signature of Iowa's Governor Harold Hughes before it could become a low. The Governor was given 30 days to decide whether or not he would sign it. Three weeks of that time the Governor was in Europe with a trade seeking commis- »ion. He arrived home before the time limit on the truck bill was up. It required some courage for the Governor to veto a bill that had been sent to him by almost a unanimoui majority of the members of the legislature. While a large majority of the legislature voted for the bill, we are sure that a large majority of Iowa people were pleased when they heard the Governor's decision. Evidently the bill received very little consideration by the legislature as it came to a vote only a few days before adjournment when all of the legislators were anxious to get home. Our transport trucks on our hlghwayi are long enough, and every car driver on our highways will be relieved to hear that trucks will not be permittde to extend their length and weight on Iowa's highwayi. • * * FORT DODGE FACE CHANGE Emmetiburg Democrat - Automobile parking space is revolutionizing almost everything these days. Architect Stan Griffith of Fort Dodge told Fairmont businessmen recently there is a 72 per cent vacancy of store fronts on Central Avenue (Fort Dodge's main street) now and "It will be worse next year." "Main street looks like a World War II battlefield," Griffith said. The downtown shops are empty because a new, big shopping center has opened east of Fort Dodge where there are acre* of free parking space. Fairmont apparently has a similar threat, having summoned Griffith up for his speech. Red Wing, Minn., Is sweating over the same problem. Emmetsburg's business district, fortunately, does not have this headache. This Is one time when it is much better to have 4,000 population than a 25,000 one. Downtown and the outskirts here are conveniently close to each other, and there would be no gain In an exodus of business in any direction. The one thing about baldness, It's neatl — The Pioneer-Republican. 111E. Call Street-Ph. 295-353S-Algona, Iowa Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman N ATIONAI 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 ...f4.00 Slnjie Cople» ... L ,., l ._ J Ute SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance, Semi weekly |<J.OO No «ub*cription leu than. 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST IKE THE PARTY LEADER Former President Ike Eisenhower is being occepted as the present leader of the G.O.P. Usually that honor is held by the G.O.P. winner or loser in the previous campaign. Barry Goldwater was beaten so badly as the party's lost candidate for President that many of the G.O.P. party leaders refuse to acknowledge him as their party's leader. They now ask for the advise and leadership of the only republican who has been elected President during the past 37 years. At a meeting of party chiefs the former President laid down rules for party guidance In the future. And the rules are rigid and much different. Ike believes in running National conventions like a chief runs an army. He believes In one man authority, that the chairman can order any delegate to get up or to sit down and that his authority would be final and enforced by army methods. He believes also that our conventions are too large and they are much too noisy. He proposes In the future that the alternate delegates not be given a seat on the convention floor. That the alternate would be used in the delegation only If the regular delegate is not able to attend. All of which Is advice that sounds good but most of which Is Impractical and will not be given any attention when the conventions come. It will be just as impossible to keep a convention free of shouting and noise making as It would be to keep quiet the enthusiasts In the stands at a ball game between the Yanks and the Minnesota Twins. WHO RUNS THE SCHOOLS? Paul Smith In Rock Rapids Reporter Who runs our schools? That question comes up pretty nearly every year at some school In the area where disagreements have arisen between teachers and superintendent, superintendent and board — or teachers and board. This matter of authority has to be threshed out every so often — and almost always the result Is the same — the elected board of education Is and must be the final authority. Teachers have been able to secure passage of some laws with the purpose of securing public hearings where they have not been rehlred — or have been fired — and occasionally other means are taken to try and circumvent the authority of the board. We can understand why "professional" people sometlmes^akei-q^dim, view of the authority to whlcn"t'fiey are subjected — but by and large we believe that school boards are made up of Intelligent, trustworthy and sensible people. Almost always, we would say, where there Is a disagreement between the board and an Individual, the board is right. This Is not always true — and there have been glaring examples of prejudice, unfairness and unscrupulous use of authority — but these cases are strictly in the minority. Professional employees of a district are frequently on the verge of trying to attack and question the authority of a board. Fortunately most of these Incidents pass away when sound consideration is given to the problem. Boards are elected and clothed with rather extensive authority if they are to carry out the responsibilities that are theirs under the law. One of the powers of the board is that of hiring and firing teachers. Our observation has been that boards seldom exercise their authority and actually fire a teacher, even though that course might be best for the school. Without this final authority we question whether any district would operate very harmoniously. All society must have someone who can say "no" and then have the authority to make It slick. We think most teachers would agree with us In this position. We know that in Lyon county there are scores and scores of fine, well qualified and hard working teachers — and we think that 99 percent of them would agree with us when we say — boards of education should and must have complete authority to hire or not hire, or they can not do their jobs. Golf is a lot like taxes — you drive hard to get to the green and then wind up in the hole — The Onawa Sentinel. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAG«S by C. D. Smith Parents Show No Evidence of Trust MY PARENTS DON'T ' TRUST MF THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a serious problem. I »m cure other girls have this problem, too. My mother does not trust me, neither does my father. You probably think they have a reason. They do. Some of my girlfriends have boyfriends and they meet them uptown on Saturdays—not all of the time, but sometimes So, my parents think I do everything, and I mean everything. But, 1 don't I have never done anything that I am ashamed of. But if they don't stop accusing me, they may drive me to do something that is not very nice. Don't you think I am old enough to be trusted?" OUR REPLY: You failed to say how old you are. But, no matter. Whether you are thirteen or seventeen, you are confused You want to do some of the things your friends do; your parents do not want you to do some of the things some of your friends do. It is obvious that we are talking about doing some things that are "wrong" things. Your parents have an obligation to you. It may sound corny, but your parents sometimes have to "protect" you from your friends and from your own immaturity. If your parents make accusations, these accusations are made in ignorance of the true facts. Think about it for a moment and you will probably realize you have given them reason to be suspicious. Correct this mistake by telling them the truth — all of it —all of the time, about everything Establish better communication with your parents. Don't ruin your life, and theirs too, most likely, by using their exercise of parental supervision as an excuse to do things you know, and they know, you should not do. II you hart o Itteavt pipbltm yew want to aifcuM, 01 aa oborranoa I* mokt. «ddi«u youi tttUi lo FOB AND AJOUT TEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRE4JS 8EBVICC. FBANKFOBT. KY. 10 YEARS AGO INTMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 14, 1955 Eighty to 90 degree high temperatures were registered all week and, according to one local citizen, "the ice went out of the south side of the Des Moines river." Half an inch of rain had been registered and low for the week was 64. - o - A tax increase of $50,807 was asked for the Algona Community School District in the annual budget estimate for the 1955-56 fiscal year. - o - Funeral rites had beenheldfor Birnie M. Burlingame, 77, lifelong resident of Algona. He was born here in 1878 and farmed in this area until he retired and moved to town. - o - Mayor Linda Clapsaddle was pictured receiving an Award for Special Citation for ,1954 for Algona, based on no pedestrian deaths or Injuries during 'the year. The award was also for the manner in keeping the police records on accidents and arrests. > -fl- it was announced that Jim Gee- Ian would be the new basketball and baseball coach at St. Cecelia's Academy when the new school year commenced. Jim was a graduate of Presentation Academy, Whittemore, where he starred as a baseball hurler and basketball player. - o - Pvt. Ronald L. Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Nelson, Titonka, recently arrived in Germany, was a member of the 9th Infantry Division. Pvt. Nelson, a radio repairman, entered the Army in 1954 and was a graduate of Buffalo Consolidated high school. - o - Lone Rock families had been holding family reunions - the Radig reunion at the Gerald Radig home at Lone Rock, the Smith reunion at the TomTrenary home near Burt and the Rath reunion at Lincoln Park, Fairmont. - o - Fenton Forward 4-H club members enjoyed a club tour, visiting about a dozen farm homes of members and inspecting and studying 20 different projects. Irvln Borchardt, club leader, Harlan Mueller, president of the club, John Ramsay, New Zealand youth visiting in Kossuth county, and Gerald Waite, 4-H club member, were pictured on the Fenton Reporter page with Waite's purebred heifer. - o Services were held for Mrs. Rebecca Mino, pioneer resident of Grant and Eagle township, who died at the age of 89. Mrs. Mino helped organize the first church in Grant township. - o - Seven 1955 high school graduates from Kossuth county were selected by a teacher selection committee to receive four year partial fee exemption scholarships at Iowa State Teachers College, based on academic and extra-curricular activities while in high school. They were Adele Herbst, Betty Peirce, Karen Downey and Karen Kuchenreu- ther, Algona; Rita Godfredson, and Betty Schwartz, Swea City; and Larry Trenary, Grant twp. Mr. and Mrs. Phil C. Lichty, LuVerne, left for a two week tour of points on the east coast on a tour sponsored by the Iowa Retail Hdwe. Ass'n. 80 members and their wives from this area were making the trip. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Movick, Ottosen, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with relatives and friends who came in for a social evening. - o - Mrs. W. A. Hardy, Algona, gave a party for her daughter, Cindy, on her 13th birthday. Following the supper at the Hardy home, the group attended the movie. Guests were Marijane Williams, Sharon DeGroote, Sir! Norton, JoAnn Muckey, Zulabelle Ankenbauer, Evelyn James and Pamela Waller. 20 MIS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 12,1945 It was no Minnesota orOkoboji jaunt that brought Richard Webster, 15, and Roscoe Shipler, 8, their string of 25 bullheads. It was just a three-hour vigil on a lagoon of the Upper Des Moines river near the State Park and a supply of night crawlers. The boys were pictured with their stringer of bullheads. - o - The first 10 days of July had been 6.5 degrees below normal readings. The high for the week was 82, with a low July 10 of 49 degrees. - o - S/Sgt. Lyle (Bud) Anderson and Kenneth Bates, Burt, had met on Guam. Kenneth was a son of Bud's cousin. Bud hadn't met anyone he knew since entering the service three years prev- iously until he ran into Kenneth. Kenneth was in the navy and Bad in the army with an air force ground crew. - o - Camilla Frank! returned to Des Moines where she was taking nurses training after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. B. Frankl, Inrington. - o - Ladies Night was held at the Algona Country Club, with a 7:30 dinner followed by a hat-making contest. Prizes for the best hats were given to Elizabeth Nugent, Mrs. H. Fristedt, Mrs. Ralph Carpenter, Mrs. KaySetchelland Delia Welter. - o - 2nd Lt. Bonnie Bonar was home from Camp Crowder, Mo. for a two-week visit with her mother, Mrs. Rhoda Bonar, Algona. Bonnie was an army nurse and before going into the service was a nurse at the Kossuth hospital. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dreyer, Burt, entertained at a farewell party at their home in honor of the former's brother, Robert Dreyer, Jr., who was leaving for induction into the army. - o - The three daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Will Schroeder, Lakota, spent a week visiting their parents. Margaret was attending school in Minneapolis, Lola at Omaha and Dorothy at Des Moines. - o - Eugene and Karen Steward, Burt, returned from Fort Dodge where they visited Larry and Cheryl Beth Johnson. The Johnsons brought them home and spent a day visiting friends. - o - Elmer M. Langmack, who had been running a .drug store in Beaver Dam, Wise., bought the Ben Franklin store from Sherman Fenney. The Langmackshad two sons, one 8 and one 11 years old. - o - Sgt. Melvin Miner arrived home for a furlough with his mother, Mrs. Edith Miner, Algona. Mel had been in Iran for 2 1/2 years running an army post exchange. Prior to Mel's entering the service, he was employed at Hub Clothiers> - o "- Rosenmeyer, St. Benedict farmer, while taking a pickup truck full of hogs to LuVerne, hit a bad spot on the Sexton-LuVerne road and the truck rolled on its side in the ditch. When the pickup went over, the hogs jumped out. However, neither Rosenmeyer nor his two small sons riding with him were injured seriously. - o - Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Erase, Whittemore, and their two daughters returned home from a .three-week vacation with relatives in Nebraska and Missouri. HOW YOU MIGHY FINISH OFF YOUR PROBLEMS AFYER 65 Vfou are heading toward retire- 1 ment with some pretty big ideas on what you'll be doing. You have some apprehensions, but you are going to walk tall and things are going to be just dandy. Here's something you may want to tuck in a vest pocket to pull out and read when, in about two years from now, things didn't quite pan out. It is the retirement success story of a Mr. Russell W. Scott. "Three years after I retired, when I was 68," says Mr. Scott, "I helped a friend reflnish some furniture. I had never done anything of this sort before. "I got interested in the work and started doing over some old chairs and tables at home. I was quite successful at it . . ." And today Mr. Scott owns the Scott Refinishing Company. The route to his success was fairly simple. Neighbors saw the old things he refinished at home, asked him to do jobs for them. He worked out a schedule of prices for his work. Word gradually spread through the community that he did excellent work at reasonable prices. In time he placed a small ad in the paper. "And that was it. I have been busy ever since and have turned down many jobs . . ." The key to Mr. Scott's success has been the change in labor conditions since World War II. The type of labor needed to scrape and sand table legs is not readily available at prices people are willing to pay. The reftnlshlng of furniture Is almost entirely labor and time, both of which the idle retired man has in abundance. "For a retired man, the refinishing of furniture is about 95 per cent profit," according to Mr. Scott. "I have a standard price on only one thing — a kitchen set of table and four chairs. They are all about the same. For this job I charge 75 dollars. The stain, lacquer, etc. will cost leu than five dollars. The rest is profit." Mr. Scott wanted to pass his experience along because "there must be thousands of retired people who at one time or another refinished some piece of furniture at home and certainly could do it as well as I can. Maybe what I have done will help some of the men pass their long dull hours after they get tired of reading and sick and tired of watching TV . . . or even their wives." In building his business Mr. Scott was captain of his life. "I took my own time. Some days I worked three or four hours, some more, some not at all. It depended on how I felt, and there was nothing hard about it." There are some retired men who thing a furniture reftnish- ing business would be below their dignity. And whose outraged wives would thrtsten to go home to Mama- It is on this showdown with dignity, pride, reputation, status, or whatever that a successful retirement usually turns. 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Chinese Communist 43. and downs 47. Greek letter 34. 36. V 42 46 49 26 4J 59 47 J& 17 20 ib •A 40 35 Je- 48 iO 16 TT A family gathering was held at the Albert Cody home in Seneca July 4. Present were the Kalmar Rande family, Curtis 01- sens, Sam Olsens, Bertyl Berkland and Marguerite Meurer, Fenton; Mrs. Clarence Olsen, Los Nletos, Calif., and the Thomas Codys of Lake Mills. A picnic dinner was served at noon. . INVINCIBLE METAL FUR.| NITURE. franchisee! dealer —| Upper Des Moines Pub. Co.. A farmer, like any KIKH! mmi, I'uii pwlivt his "l for IUH family, tlm>unh life in- Hiinmoc. LOUIS H. REILLY fin* WHbCHWHITM 111 WMT ALOOhlA. 1.QWA BOBU NEW YORK LIFE fNSURANCE COMPANY LUe Infuranc* • Health Insuranc* 9 AnnidlMs Orouo Xnsurane* • Pension PUos Professional Directory I 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 Polio Insurance INVESTORS 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 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant 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 M*W OOtDCM TEAM 09W «*«4r. (tad We t» i. Dtpt. an 999 im. era** •<«»». Mfw Ye*. IT. M. Y. MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon US N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 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 office. Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 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, Farm Mgmnt, CABLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12V? N. Dodg« Ph. 2S5-JW

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