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4-AI0one (la.) Upp»r D»l Molnw Thurtdoy, July 29, 1965 FATEFUL DECISION The United States seems about to make a fateful decision in foreign policy. If wrong, it could result in years of bloodshed and loss of life, a tremendous drain on our national economy, and possibly a nuclear world war. It rests on our course of action from here Out In Viet Nam. We already have a military force of tome 75,000 on or near the peninsula of Southeast Asia that used to be known as Indochina, and now is divided into North and South Viet Nam. There we are in the middle Of a civil war being fought guerrilla style, and with »uch a diversified group of antagonists that even our own leaders are sometimes at a loss to know who is against what and when. How did we get Involved in Viet Nam ? On Sept. 8, 1954, the United States signed as a member of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, (SEATO), whose purpose was to form a "collective defense pact" for the protection of southeast Asia. Other sign- en were Great Brltian, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand. General Eisenhower was then president. Viet Nam had just emerged from a bloody war of nationalism against the French, colonial rulers of Indochina for many years. The French were defeated by the Vietnamese, but the latter then divided into two countries, and the 17th parallel was made the dividing line between North Viet Nam and South Viet Nam. North Viet Nam went the communist route; South Viet Nam hat been ruled in a •eml-democratic form of government, in a continuoui tug of war for power between groups of military and religious leaders. North Viet Nam lent aid to the Viet Cong, a guerrilla group operating in South Viet Nam, communist-dominated and led, which has sought the overthrow of the Saigon government. The Viet Cong made such inroads on the South Viet Nam government that they called For help from the SEATO alliance. We, at first, sent In technicians and advisors. And since then, we have emerged from an advisory capacity into what begins to look like an active participant In a full-scale war. And In the meantime, the regular government of South Viet Nam and Its army has literally fallen apart. Now -the question Is, wjhere do we go from here ? The course of the administration seems to be to bolster present forces and force the Viet Cong above the 17th parallel, and if necessary to attack North Viet Nam in the process. This Is the very course of action advocated by Barry Goldwater in his campaign against Lyndon Johnson. President Johnson now seems caught in a web of circumstances Upper 2Bas ,j3floinc0 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 EDITORIAL A NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 401 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly $4.00 Single Coplei We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly 16.00 No mbccripUon leu than. 0 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST that may force him to do exactly what Goldwater advocated, and which in a general sense the majority of the American people rejected as a policy, in the election of 1964. Is our policy at the moment one of living up to our commitment of collective defense ? Is it an Invasion of one notion by another, or is it a civil war between two factions of the same nationality? Where ore the other countries who signed the same SEATO alliance ? Austraia and New Zealand have sent token forces small in numbers, and that is all insofar as we have been informed. President Johnson has termed it a matter of national honor to live up to a commitment; that we understand. But Viet Nam is actually In a civil war between divergent-minded people all from the same racial stock. Does this call for "collective defense" as defined in the SEATO alliance? Our nation will back our military forces, wherever they may be. But the big policy question is — before we get in any deeper, should we ? TOOLING UP FOR 1966 Iowa Falls Citixen — No sooner had the last session of the Iowa Legislature adjourned than the debate for the next political campaign started. And it all has to do with taxes. The Republicans have already served notice that they Intend to keep Democratic feet close to the fire on the subject of new and increased tax revenues. The Democratic Legislature increased state spending for the next biennlum, by a whopping 29 percent. That, In itself, will cause a few Democrats some sleepless nights. For Instance, $42.5 million is going for new state buildings — schools, office structures. With some logic, It Is explained that such an expenditure will not be required by the next Legislature. That remains to be seen. So-called "property tax relief" took a good share of the new state budget, lowans have been clamoring for this for years and It has finally come about in a modest way. We may look for some lower school levies during the next two years. Financing for all of this and more came from a new state Income tax withholding plan which is expected to provide a one-time "windfall" of $27 million, new taxes on some services, and dipping into the state's surplus. Democrats will do well to take It easy on surplus funds. Former Governor Norman Erbe spent rather liberally from that source and was retired after |ust one term. Still, the Legislature did a good job of looking after the state's financial needs for the next two years. Most of what it spent was requested b¥ the voters. But Republicans have alreac/y started to sing the song that you can have new school buildings, new services, and property tax relief without additional tax money. That doesn't make sense, but most political issues are rather short on logic. Grundy Center Register — The federal government Is running Into difficulty in trying to find jobs for boys who are out of work. The government has set the pay for these unemployed youths at $1.25 an hour. Many of the loafing boys who have been offered one of these jobs by the agency which assists with the poverty program, have refused to take any of these jobs by saying "they wouldn't work for that kind of money." Some of these loafing youths no doubt are sponging their bread and butter from their parents who may be on relief. We remember a number of years back when boys would be happy to work on a job that paid as little as 25 cents an hour. We remember also a number of years ago when mature men and women were glad to take a job that paid but $1.25 a day. Those $1.25 a day jobs came through government help programs and it helped tide many thousands of people over a bad time period. Few of them during that time turned up their noses at $1.25 a day, with the remarks that they wouldn't work for that kind of money." * + * Education is what is left over after one has forgotten the facts — Glenwood Opinion Tribune. There's plenty of room at the top but there's no place to sit down — Lake Mills Graphic. ___-_ FOK AND ABOUT TKNAGEKS by C. D. Smith Running Away From Home No Answer OUP vVe &E CAN SET MARRIED VVITHOUT OUR. PARENTS THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am interested, if you can tell me, about the law. I would like to know how old a person must be before they can get married or leave home without their parents consent. In some states. I know, U is 21. In others, I think it is 18. What is the case in Kentucky?" OUR REPLY: Kentucky, consent of parents is required for marriage until the age of 21. This writer has no knowledge of what the requirements are in other states. Running off to get married, or just running off, is no way to solve any problem. You are responsible to your parents; they are responsible for you. This is the way things happen to be— and the way things should be. If you find some nearby state where you can marry without your parents consent, you will make a very serious mistake if you carry through with such a plan. It is a mistake that you will probably regret for the rest of your life. You need your family, and they need you. This will remain true even after you reach "legal" age and begin to make a life of your own. Where- ever you go, whatever you do, there should always be a place in your life — and your heart— for your parents. You may not realize it at the moment, but it is a simple fact of life that your parents will come to mean more to you, and you will come to understand them more and more as years go by. li ypu bav« a t«toag« problem you want to ditcuM, 01 ao obi«rvation to makt, addioi your UH»i to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. "Tour dopey-looking friend leaving soon?" lOYESRS AGO INTMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 28,1955 Fire of an unknown origin destroyed the dairy barn on the Sam Mogler farm atWhittemore. Fire departments from Whittemore, West Bend and Algona were called, and while the barn was destroyed, a quonset adjacent to it and connected to the barn, a silo and other nearby buildings were saved. Loss was estimated at $15,000. - o - In a special ceremony held at the building's front entrances the new Algona store of the R. M. Harrison Co. was formally opened. Roy R. Hutzell, acting in the absence of Mayor Linda Clapsaddle, cut the ribbons at the store entrances, which signaled the store's opening. The Algona store was the largest in the Harrison group of ten stores, all in Iowa. - o - • Kossuth county residents paid almost $2 million for 797 new cars and trucks in the first six months of 1955, according to figures compiled by Rosella Voigt, Kossuth county treasurer. The new cars and trucks bought during the first six months in 1955 was considerably above the average for cars purchased by residents in the first six months of preceding years. - o Two consecutive days of 98 degree temperature set a new high in heat for Kossuth county. There was no sign of relief from any direction. Continued hot was the forecast. Low for the week was 52. - o - There was good news for Kossuth county and Algona taxpayers. Both Kossuth county and the city of Algona had a reduction in the amount of money to be raised by taxation for 1956. The county was asking $127,500 less than for 1955 and the city budget dropped $13,402. -. o - The Lone Rock Community Club was sponsoring the Kossuth County Level Land Plowing Contest, according to chairman Dick Gross. The event would be held at the Ornie Behrends farm, south of Lone Rock. - o - Ray Wentworth of Ledyard was seriously injured when attacked by a bull. He was thrown over a fence and suffered a broken and shattered hip bone. He was taken to a hospital at Rochester, Minn, - o - One of the newsiest items was that of the Russian delegation touring Iowa farms. Iowa State College sponsored a supper for the delegation, inviting the various agricultural department heads of Iowa to attend and among those present was Howard Seely, local farmer and president of the Iowa Sheep Association. - o - Bob Christensen, outfielder on the Algona KC baseball team, proved without a doubt that he really liked his baseball when the KC's were host to Lone Rock. Bob was selected to hurl batting practice, so went to the mound. A liner off the bat of Merv Hentges crashed into Bob's left cheek and caused considerable damage. He was rushed to St. Ann and it took 12 stitches to close the wound. However, he did not go home, he went back to the park, and played the last 3 innings of the game, which the KC's lost 21-4. Bob is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christensen of Algona. - o - Mrs. Fritz Freyholtz, Fenton, was visiting relatives at Minneapolis and Marlene and Jerry were enjoying a vacation at the Gene Albert farm. - o - A special 9 a.m. high mass at St. Peter and Paul's church in West Bend opened a day of commemoration on the first anniversary of the death of Rev. P. M. Dobberstein, founder of the world famous Grotto of the Redemption. 20YEJSRS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES July 26, 1945 The county AAA office paid out $328,765.63 under the corn purchase program. The initial payment of- 89? a bushel placed. $303,760.56.in the hands of Kossuth farmers for the 135,884 bushels of corn they delivered to county elevators up to this time. The balance, $25,005.07, was the difference betweeen the initial payment and the OPA ceiling price in existence at the elevator to which the corn was delivered. - o - Lloyd Wellendorf, Algona, was building a corn crib out in Lotts Creek and upon returning to his car after working all day, discovered a swarm of bees com- fortably relaxing on the driver's seat. While his family waited an hour and a half, Wellendorf took some cornstalks, dipped them in his gasoline tank and placed them in the car. The bees finally left- Wellendorf got home at 8 p.m. - o With the oft-criticized weatherman pushing buttons to release the most heat Iowa had felt yet this summer, only the corn and the people who had time to spend their days in the swimming pool were happy. The Algona swimming pool recorded an average of 250 a day with one Sunday hitting the jackput with more than 700 admissions. The high for the week was 97 degrees with a low of 61. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Crilly, Algona, received word from their son, Rex Voyles, that he had been advanced from seaman, first class, to petty officer, third class. Rex was with the Sea-Bees, stationed on Tinian in the Marianas Islands. He was a member of a construction battalion which helped build an air base on the island and it was the largest air base in the world. Rex has been in the SeaBees 23 months. - o Linda Benschoter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Benschoter from the Four Corners area, left for Clear Lake where she was attending Camp Morrison for 10 days. She was accompanied by her mother and Mrs. Erma Benschoter, Bancroft. - o Mrs. Herman Hlntz, Lotts Creek, had been having considerable pain from a cut In her leg. She recently was kicked by a cow and it required 12 stitches to close the wound. - o Good news for Kossuth county was the recent record of the selective service board. Since July 5 there had' been no calls for men for the armed forces. The local board didn't know if farmers were being given a chance to get field work done or if it had just "happened". Kossuth had given more than 2,000 men in enlistees and draftees since the war began. Three hundred had returned and were wearing civilian titles of "Mr."; on the other side of the ledger, the county had nearly 76 gold star men. . Algohd's : Knlghts ofeolurilbus won the Kossuth-Palo Alto League baseball game against Graettinger, 1-0. Francis Richter was the Knight's pitcher for the home game, which brought Algona's record to 5 wins and 3 losses. - o - Prisoner of war camp internees had given $8,000 from their earnings to the International Red Cross. The money would be sent to Washington and would be distributed at the discretion of the international organization in Geneva, Switzerland. YOUR VALUES AT AGE 55 DON'T PAY OFF AFTER 65 HP he values of your working 1 career and the values of your retirement years are two different kinds of apricots. Few people at 65 can believe this. Which may be why so few of them make the best of their retirement. A dramatic example of these values was revealed at one of the sunshine retirement communities. It was one of the smaller projects with several cottages scattered around the grounds and a 20-unit apartment house in the center. There was a community center in the apartment building, with hobbies, card tables, etc., and out front was a small swimming pool. In charge of the grounds of this community is a man of 71 who would like to be called Mr. J. Mike Sawyer. He does the lighter jobs, such as, tending the flowers and evergreens, watching over the pool, and keeping the community center in operation. He supervises the workmen who are brought in to do the major jobs. Mr. Sawyer, a widower, ^ has a rent-free apartment of two "rooms adjoining the community center. He is paid a salary of $90 a month. He is the happiest man in the retirement community. But six years ago, he retired as a vice president of a small corporation in the Midwest, had Social Security and a pension that came to $485 a month, and investments of better than $40,000. Here is his story, as he told it: "My wife and I moved to a retirement community similar to this one soon after I retired. Two months later I decided I didn't like it. Every couple living there was trying to live an extension of the working career . . . trying to keep the same standards, same status and prestige, the same importance as when they worked. There was no profit in it, of course, because while such tactics could have brought a promotion and pay raise on a job they brought nothing now. Furthermore, the mpre the people pretended the more everybody else did, and after a while everybody was a bore to everybody . . .." Mr. Sawyer discussed these matters with his wife. She apparently loved him dearly but she couldn't quite accept the idea of throwing away the status in life they had spent 40 years building. She wanted to live as the others were living. When she died three years after Mr. Sawyer retired, he sought put another retirement community. But instead of moving .in as a distinguished retired man with a distinguished past career, he sought — and got -r a job as supervisor of the grounds. "I'm sure that I'm a nut of sorts. Everybody who used to know me would say I've turned miser — which I haven't — or should go see a psychiatrist. And that's what's wrong with retirement — everybody feeling pressure to be the same omelet they were when they were working. Which they aren't .. .. ." Mr. Sawyer has been a bit extreme. But he has sighted a truth that is the keystone of a wholesome retirement, nnnPPUJnnn nil77lt CROSSWORD PUZZLE IAST WEEKS *•«•-• ACROSS 1. Be off! 6. Change, as position 11. Pursue 12. French city 13. Percolate 14. Paleness 15. Pay dirt 16. Rigid hair 17. Tellurium: sym. • 18. Saturate 20. Owned 21. Palm starch 22. Shakespearian villain 23. Canadian province: abbr. 25. Domesticated 27. Verbal ending 28. Shade trees 30. Old measure! of length 32. Meadow 33. Remaining 36. Music note 37. Appear 38. Conjunction 39. Isaac Walton enthusiast 41. Monster 42. Spanish title 43. Misrepresent 44. Shapes accurately 45. Walk DOWN 1. Hollow out 2. Job 3. Building demoli-* tionlsts 4.PeerOynt's mother 5. Pronoun 6. Kind of rock 7. Eye of bean 8. Sick 9. Floating debris 10. Shtpworms 14. Device to measure walking distance 16. Medieval story 19. Receptacles for wine processing 2"0. Ex- clama- tion 22. Lazily 23. Seaport ofN. Ireland 24. A dirt remover 26. Former part of Iran 29. Egypt goddess of truth 31. Alone «3. Prophets 34. Undershot waterwheel 35. Avarice 37. An astringent fruit 40. Antelope: S.Afr. 41. Poetic preposition 43. British hereditary rank: abbr. 13 15 IB 36 3 4 <L\ 29 19 57 14 16 33 12 id E6 41 o 3 27 10 Julia Dearchs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dearchs, Algona, had resigned her position as director of the Dairy Council of the Quad-Cities in Rock Island, 111. to go to Akron, Ohio to help establish a similar dairy group there. A home economics graduate of Iowa State College, she had been director of the Dairy Council since 1938. Be ALGONA TftlS IN NAVY FAMILY Navy Captain Robert J. Norman of Nashua and his son, Ensign Robert J. Norman, Jr. have reported for duty with the 7th Fleet at Long Beadh, Calif, Ensign Norman was graduated from the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. this June and will serve aboard the USS Gridley,, a guided missile frigate. Captain Norman will take command of a flotilla of four destroyers of the new destroyer guided missiles type. Captain Norman's parents live in Nashua. Professional Directory 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 IIKRI1ST INS. AGENCY \ For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-37H3 Ted. S. Herbst KOSSl'TII Ml'Tl'AI. INSl'HANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,OU(l,000 worth of insurance in force Phone L".i5-3756. Lola Si-uffhaiii. Scc'y. RUTIAKI) A MOEN Representing FEDERATED 1NSI HANCK Modern One Slop Insurance 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. EIUCKSON 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. DON.M.D KINGKIKI.D has taken over the practice of Dr. C. M. O'Connor, at lOfl So. Marian St. Patient records and case histories will lie maintained in the office. Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 2'J5-^378 295-3306 Office Hours il 30 -5.00 Mon. - Fri. H.30- 12:00 Sat. A. M. W. L. CLEGG. D.C. . Sawyer Building 9 Kast Slate Algona, Iowa Business - Home Car — Life Phone 295 5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SLNDET 1NMK \.\CE AGENCY Same Ixxujiug - llli S Dodge Complete .insurance Service Phoh«-2y5 2341. DOCTORS MEI.VIN G HOI KM! M.I). Ph\sician & Sur^L'on 11H N Moore Si Office I'(nine l"Jf> L':i45 KcMileiH i Plume J'.uJJVV MISCELLANEOUS Credit liureau of Kossuth County Collectntc Scruce Faclbilt Reports INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES. INC Donald V. Ganl Phone 295 2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa MCI.Ill A. Sill ).:i nil \\ M.iU SI I eel M s< III I I I II M II Farm Mgmnt. III • \\ I l\ N,w QOIDEN YEARS M-p«?f o«w ttadr- 8«ud Me lo cols («9 »ta»F*)> to D» P t. C8P8 lex )|TC Qnffid C*»te«l M«w Yo*. IT. M. Y. CAHI.S.UN

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