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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 22, 1965
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4—Algona (lo.) Upper DPS Moinet Thursday, July 11, 1965 THE LEADER 20 YEARS LATE The Postal Savings SyMerri, operating through U.S. pos'cf^ices since 1911, may re- Oily be opproachinq oblivion. The House in Congress by a vofe of 87-5 sent to the Senate a bill abolishing the Post- tpffice run savings bank, which was originally * devised because many of the immigrants •coming to ihis country deposited thpir bits of ^American earnings in the only system with J which they were familiar from the old coun- |1ry, a government-operated depository. '• Backers of the bill in Congress said that , the program had outlived its original meant Ing. » Several years ago, this newspaper car- »ried an editorial or two saying the same J;thing, and pointing out that with the r?ovorn- jment insuring savings up to $10,000 in both •banks and savings and loan associations, a J postal savings setup was both unnecessary £ and also expensive as a government operation. J Postal savings may be on the way out. tAnd if they go, it will be interesting to see » what the disappearance might do in (lie way IT of reducing the annual postoffice deficit. » Congress is thinking about postal sav- jlngs some 10 to 20 years after it became ^obsolete. t * • * C ; BREWERS AGAINST ABUSES t The recent troubles over holiday week- tends In various areas of the country have £ brought into focus the age-old problem of •.handling alcoholic beverages. i The problem has been with humanity a 5 long time, under prohibition probably to a * greater degree than under dispensation in a » legal form. As always, It is the abuse of con- ••sumption, by either the seller or user or both, * that brings about the problems. j» When prohibition was repealed, the »brewers of the U.S. formed the U.S. Brewers •> Foundation, an organization about which the *• public knows very little. The brewers well re- J* alized that the abuses and violations of gov- •• ernirig laws were of vital interest to their C own business. The U.S. Brewers Foundation £ was therefore underwritten and financed by J practically every brewery In the U.S. and its * aim Is to endeavor to prevent or reduce vio- £ lotions and excesses In the sale and consump- f tion of beer, their own product. J The Foundation first of all set up its own J Investigative and enforcement unit, a fact " that the general public does not know. In C every state the Foundation has an office, and 6 in every state an Investigative unit exists 'which periodically and without Identification ' visits taverns and bars to check on their meth* od of operation and conduct. ;• The Foundation, if it so chooses, can help to ^effectively bring a tavern into line quickly by simply cutting off its supply of beer '. through its own directives, until better oper- " ating methods prevail. The nation's brewers •*.-« Upper PUB HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa * Issued Tuesday and Thursday by TfiE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL AS(S0C UUUlHUU&lilU 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 $4.00 Single Copies We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly ..(6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST are well aware that only with common sense and moderation in the handling of consumption ond sale of beer tan they meet with public approval. They, of course, have no way to control hard liquor. Not even all tavern owners know that such an organization exists, and while abuses have and probably will prevail, as they always do. the brewers can yield a pretty potent stick in maintaining law and order. It is in their own best interests to do so. SCHOOLS BIG BUSINESS Britt News-Tribune — Schools are the biggest single business in many of the cities and towns across the nation with $21 billion spent during the last term of school. Memories of some of the one-room schools attended by the older generation may be nice, but in the present day, education for our technical world demands much, much more. The following Item from the Christian Science Monitor may help soften the impact of new school budget proposals that are coming up this July. "United States schools have not always been big business. Until 1923, for instance, there were no such things as free public high schools on a statewide basis. Most schools only went as far as the eighth grade, and even if a family chose to withdraw a child sooner than that, no one raised much of an objection. It didn't cost much to run a school in the 1920's. One teacher usually taught all eight grades and earned less than $100 a month. The same books and equipment were expected to last for 20 or 30 years. In the winter, rural school children brought lumps of coal to put in the stove, and the teacher boarded around the neighborhood. In 40 years the picture has changed drastically. "A few lumps of coal" will just not pay for a year's operation In a public elementary or secondary school. Today it takes eight teachers to teach eight grades. In fact, a good eight-grade school employs a principal and a secretary; gym, art, and music specialists; eight classroom teachers, a librarian, and a custodian. Many playgrounds contain expensive equipment. Movie, film strip, opaque, and overhead projectors occupy their own special storage room, and the library catalogues at least 1,000 new books each year. The central auditorium boasts not only a stage but dressing rooms. The cafeteria serves piping-hot meals every school day and, once a "year, a full turkey din'Ker - Including cranT" bqrry sauce. '" .**«*'<>. The new prosperity didn't arrive overnight. The schools have had to "earn" their . money. First they had to win the respect and confidence of the citizens." STOCK MARKET COMMENT Pocahontas Record-Democrat — Stock values — like other property values — move on a two-way street. That Is, they can and do go down as well as up. And, on occasion, the swings either way may be of a very substantial nature in a short space of time. In various important ways, the market is a basically different sort of institution than it used to be. For one thing, strict rules govern the trading, and many of the most effective of these have been voluntarily imposed by the security exchanges themselves. For another, there has been a fundamental change in the attitude of the typical investor. More and more investors today look on stock holdings as a long term investment to hedge against inflation, and a source of steady, reasonable income. The investor has his eye on the future rather than on day-by-day or month-by- month variances in values. He has faith in this nation's economic future, and in the enterprises which provide our wealth of good services. He wants to have a direct and personal interest in their operations. And he is wise enough to investigate before he buys and not to act on the spur of tips and hunches. Some people speculate in stocks, of course, just as some people speculate in real estate, commodities and business ventures. And reasonable speculation contributes to the maintenance of a fluid and responsive marketplace. But the majority of investors, who are people of moderate means, buy the securities of their choice to hold for the long pull. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Should Mom Pick Her Friends All the Time ? THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am fifteen *nd I like a boy who is seventeen. When I see him at my friend's place, we carry on a lot. He likes me a little and he said I was a "very nice girl." When J »m with rnom and we see him, we don't dare speak, as mom gets angry She doesn't approve of this certain boy She seems to be picking my friends for me Could it be that she is protecting me because I have no father and 1 am the baby of the family?" Ol'K KKPI.V: Your mother is protecting sou .she has an obligation to do .so If you have no father, then her respon- sibilities are doubled. Whether you happen to be the youngest or the oldest is not a great deciding factor. Your mother does not meet her duties as a parent unless she exercises supervision over your activities, and this must necessarily include determining not only where you go and what you do, but the individuals with whom you associate. Many times you will not agree with your mother's judgment of one of your friends. When you do, stop and consider that she must have a reason, she just doesn't decide not to like a particular boy or «irl. She not only has a reason, but a motive — she hopes to guide you through the teen years in a manner that will prepare you for a happy and successful adult life. U you ham a t*»aag* pioblfm you wool lo ditcuu. or an ooMnration to make. oddt»i» your Ult«r lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FHANKFOBT. *Y. I KNOW you FELLOWS ARE ANXIOUS TO GET TO C/VMC BUT WE HAVF A WHOLE WEEK-END AHEAP AND T DON T WAMT YOU TO WEAR VbURvFLF POWN THIS PiRST DAY. WE HAVE ANOTHER MILE TOGO SO I IN6IST You TAKE OPP ' YOUR PACKS AN P TAKE A REST TOMORROW, VftJULL 8E GLAD WE TOOK IT' A BIT EASY I 10 YEARS IN TNI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 21, 1955 Installation of a new 5- ton weigh-scale was being completed at the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co. The new scale would permit double unloading instead of single unloading. The concrete drive was doubled in width for the scale Installation. - o - Farmers stated that the oat crop would yield from40-60bus- hels to the acre, which was way above the average yield for this area In past years. - o - While playing cribbage with Merle Moxley, Archie Elbertand Bill Moxley, Art Olson, well- known Sextonite, held a perfect 29 hand. The foursome was waiting for the moisture to dry up in a hayfield east of Algona at the time of the incident. - o - A good neighbor act was carried out when David Lynch, Seneca, brought his new wlndrower to the Everett Witham .farm and cut his oats for him. Mr. Witham had been hospitalized. for a while after suffering ahead injury when a grain elevator fell on him. Others who helped at the Witham farm were Fred Johannesen and Claude Johnson. - o - Richard Arndorfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arndorfer, Corwith, had a finger almost severed while helping change a hitch on a binder. He was taken to Mason City where it was taken care of. - o Irvington Co-op Elevator was putting up a large quonset building for storage of government corn. It would have a capacity of 90,000 bushesl. - o - A former club champion, Dave Everds of Ames, fell during first round action in the Algona Country Club's annual championship golf tourney. Flip Miller, local youngster, sent Everds to the sidelines 5-4, and advanced to the quarterfinals. Pete Langmack and Dr. Harold Erickson also advanced with wins. - o - A meeting of the Lone Rock Lively Rockets was held at the home of Lola and Maxine Meyer. Lola Meyer and JoLeen Gardener gave demonstrations, Phyllis 0' Donnell gave an account of experiences at the convention at Ames and Helen O'Donnell a talk on 4-H camp at Clear Lake. - o - Temperatures of "the good old summer time" variety were very much prevalent. The high temperature each day only got below the 80 mark twice in 7 days, and one day was 90, Three straight 62's were low for the week, with almost a third of an inch of rainfall, - o - Tom Forburger, Jr., Wesley, was home from St. Ann hospital recovering from second and thiud degree burns suffered in a gasoline fire touched off while he was filling a tractor with gas at the Al Erpelding farm. For-* burger, a student at Iowa State College, was helping out at the farm of his sister and husband, the Erpeldings. - o - Fire totally destroyed the barn, old hay and straw in the barn, tool shed, granary, ngw corn-. picker and two farrowing houses at the Maynard Jensen farm, Swea City. The farm had an electric pump system and the fire burned off the wires, so water had to be hauled from Swea City and from neighbors' places. All livestock was accounted for except one pig. - o - Portland Social Club met at the home of Mrs. Earl Miller with Mrs. Hugh Williams in charge of the program. Mrs. Martin Becker won a prize in the guessing game. Mrs. Ed Larsen brought a letter with her that she had received from Mrs. Mike Arend, who was visiting her brother in Stienfort, Luxemburg. - o Roy Peterson of Rlngsted purchased the Newel Hdwe. building at Fenton. After remodeling was completed, it would be stocked with a complete line of furniture. 20 MIS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 19,1945 Richard Post, Chief Storekeeper, arrived in Algona after 18 months In the ETO, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Post. He was accompanied by his wife and their 13-month old son, Robert. - o - Virginia Patterson, registered nurse, came for a month's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson, Hurt, before leaving for San Francisco where she would be assigned to overseas duty. - o - From Jimmie Neville's (the shoe man) ad - "Happy as a big sunflower. My wife got home. But if she finds out what I was doing while she was away it will be the dog house for me. At the store everything is lovely. Sell- Ing all the shoes I can get hold of. Could sell more if I could get them. - o Mrs. Edwin Wichtendahl, Lotts Creek, entertained a group of children in honor of her daughter Diana's sixth birthday. Games were played, after which lunch was served. - o - Mrs. Milton Espe, Whittemore, formerly employed in the recorder's office, Algona, left for Corpus Christ!, Tex. to join her husband, stationed at an air base there. Mrs. Espe was employed at the air base with the personal relations dept. - o - The baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Urban Lickteig, Wesley, July 2 was baptized in St. Joseph's Catholic church by Fr. Dion Lickteig of New Jersey. Fr. Lickteig also spent a few days over the weekend visiting his brothers John and Louis Lickteig and their families. - o - Mrs. Donald Ringsdorf, Hurt, sprained the arch of her foot while helping with a load of hay. Wind struck the rack, tipping it over. Mrs. Ringsdorf would be using crutches for awhile. - o - The temperature continued to stay low and although there was some rain, the weatherman said the precipitation did no harm. The high for the week was 83 and the low 55. - o What to do with Iowa's hemp plants, no longer needed for war production, was discussed at Iowa Falls by representatives of communities where hemp was processed. The Algona plant, officially closed June 1, had employed more than 100 people and processed hundreds of tons-of hemp. - o - New laws concerning transportation of students to public schools was to be discussed at a meeting at the Algona high school building. The new laws would affect every school district in some manner, according to the county superintendent of schools. One of the purposes of the law was to encourage more students who had graduated from eighth grade to attend high school. At the time, only 58 percent of the one room rural youth population went to high school. - o - Kossuth county ranked 15th in the state of Iowa In the purchase of E Bonds during the Seventh War Loan drive. The Seventh was the largest and longest of the drives held during the war. Heavy purchases in the closing days of the drive accounted for the excellent record. It was only two days before the drive closed that the quota for individual purchases was reached. One Innovation of the 7th War Loan drive was the financing of advertising by farmers In Algona, Bancroft and Titonka. - o - New President Ruth Stephens opened the first meeting of the club year for the Four Corners Mothers and Daughters Club July 12. Hostess for the meeting was Irene Bjustrom, assisted by Grace Bjustrom. Eighteen members and three visitors were present. 60 TH Mr. and Mrs. Dave' McLennan of Waverly were honored June 27th on their 60th wedding anniversary at the Mac Sayers home there. The McLennans lived most' of their married life on a farm near Marengo. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ._ ACROSS 1. Shrub genus 5. Blunders 9. God of love 10. Manner of walking 11. Fellows 12. Bestows 14. Chinese measure 15. Egyptian earth god 17. Wagtail 18. Portion of a curved line 20. Electric street car 22. Juicy fruit 24. Solemn wonder 25. Compass point 26. Tools used to enlarge holes 29. Publjc notice 31. A white lie ' . Howl .. Makes full again SS.tapuchin monkey 39. English river 40. Goddess of dawn : Gr. 42. At 43. Removes : print. 45. Sew loosely 4T. Title of respect 48. Cry of revelry 49. Miniature imitations 50. Split DOWN 1. Re-employ 2. Money of account 3. Drenches 4. Thing of value 5. A fowl ball 6. Banter 7. Competitor 8. Cubic meters 11. Applaud 13. Island of Hebrides 16. Prickly shrub 19. Vehicle 21. To be in debt 23. A sugar factory 27. Trouble 28. Distress call 89. Arum plant 30. To take away, as title: law. 33. Tarried 34. Something you stand on or in 36. 37. 41. 44. 46. Leaf of a book Solemn Keep His: Fr. Descend' ant 32. 35.. 18 II 15 49 31 20 16 10 50 41 12ft 25 ANOTHER RETIREE CHANTS A SAD SONG OF SUBURBIA "VTours for less togetherness." * With that, William W. Glen sings his song of retirement in suburbia. And a pretty sad song it is. Mr. and Mrs. Glen bought their "little chunk of Heaven" eight years ago. It was an acre in the corner of a 10-acre orange grove. They planted trees and flowers, built a home with patio, and "proceeded to dream of our retirement among the orange blossoms." "Two years ago came the spoilers, who have since moved on to greener pastures. like summer locusts. The orange trees are gone. They left behind them a string of paper houses with cement floors, pre-cast fireplaces, and chimneys of cement that were hauled to the job in batches like cordwood and stuck to cement blocks . . . ." "Behind the spoilers, says Mr. Glen, "came the suckers, from every state in the union and ready for the shearing." They had little money for down-payment on one of the homes but can make fat monthly payments as long as there is a job. "With this stream of humanity came the noise. Each householder had his transportation, sometimes two or three cars, and from three to eight children. Each little cubicle of black-walled backyard became the depository of a couple of hounds. According to Mr. Glen, when garbage is taken to the incinerator at the rear of his lot, a big collie across the wall starts barking angrily. This is followed by the high-pitched yipes of two French poodles and a dachshund next door. Then comes the shepherd on the other side racing madly around the yard. To complete the chorus there is the forlorn howl of a dog locked in a garage across the street. "Mother and I have been married for 41 years, and have raised dogs and dogs and dogs. We loved them all. But we have always seen to it that they were properly housed so they annoyed no one." Mr. Glen takes a sad view of the "riotous generation" he finds around him, but concedes his own generation is partly responsible. "We raised 'em. But I did hope they would have appreciated our bringing them here, just a little more. "We senior citizens can't get off the earth, not just yet anyway. And we ask so little, cpnsidering that we are just a couple of mean, sour, disgruntled old souls. "All we ask is to live and let live." N»w GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag* booklet now ready. Send 50c in coin (no ilarapc). lo D«pl. C8PS Box 1672. Qrand Central Station. New York. 17. N. Y. DELEGATE William Lehmkuhl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lehmkuhl of Maquoketa an.d a junior at the State College of Iowa has been chosen a representative to the Collegiate Council for the United Nations In New York City. Among his other activities in the foreign affairs field on the SCI campus before attending the N. Y. Council, he was president of the UN general assembly for the 19651966 year. TAILORING? Wi'RC AT YOUR SWVKt And Wt Check Ad Buttons And • Scant* Wh«n W* Dry Cl»on I MODERN DRY CLEANERS & TAILORS AIGONA •"• "•"•> I* I*X» *•!"•"• Professional Directory ft! NSURANCE E^*:W:W::::^^ A. ,J. (Arale) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - HaU 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 2864176 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 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 118 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 295-5 i Ji7 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 ''' 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 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. OJEGG, 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 INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa NORTH IOWA PRINTING CO. Ph. 923-2322 — Garner Calculators — Offset Larry Garlock, Salesman Farm Mgmnt, CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY »V 2 N. Dodg«

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