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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 5, 1965
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4—Algeria (la.) Upper D«s Moinoi Thunday, Augutt 5, 1965 HANG UP "SANTA SUIT" The republicans in the U.S. Congress possess very little voting strength since the last election, but some of them ore still there and the other day they offered a suggestion fhaf democrats should heed if they have not been carried away completely by the "something for everyone" philosophy that seems to prevail today. "If Uncle Sam must don khaki, it's time for him to hang up his Santa Clous suit for the duration. If the Viet Nam situation requires stepping up the draft call, sending more troops overseas, and increasing production of war material, then we should put our house in order here at home to give maximum support to those who fight this war." So told the republican policy committee. Congress seems to have gone pretty well overboard for just about every crazy idea that has been proposed from any direction, one of the penalties paid for having a top- heavy majority of one party In Congress. The old system of checks and balances is removed, just as it was some years back when the democrats were only small whispers from the corners of Congressional halls. Whenever the pendulum swings too far, one way or the other, It is unfortunate for a nation. Thirty years ago the pendulum had swung so far to the conservative right that a reaction was Inevitable from citizens at the polls. It has now swung equally at far in the other direction. And if history repeats Itself, It can swing again fust as far In the reverse direction. Especially, when the bills come In that the common, ordinary citizen mutt pay In one form or another by taxation. 100 SALVATION ARMY YEARS This Is the 100th year for the Salvation Army, just about the only private enterprise (outside of purely religious groups) which consists of a devoted band of people striving to offer a helping hand to the real unfortunates of the world. Unlike some other organizations, the Salvation Army has no high-salaried desk officials, and it operates entirely on the spirit of Its own dedicated people aided by charitable contributions, and sale of a magazine. The Salvation Army provides an undra- matlc service at home which makes few headlines. Its centers offer lodging for the homeless, food for the genuinely hungry, nurseries for working mothers, hospital facilities for unwed girls, and a protective environment for those alcoholics seeking rehabilitation through therapy. When one compares the sincere, dedicated efforts of the Salvation Army to "do good" where it Is most needed, with the clumsy efforts of some other handout agencies, the comparison Is pretty sickening. Upper Sba 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 S4.00 Single Copies We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly S6.00 No fubccripUon leu than. 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS! Granite Falls (Minn.) Tribune - The administration says the United States is committed to help South Vietnam because the Diem regime colled for o'ur help and we promised to come to that divided country's aid. To The Tribune, thai isn't a good reason at all. Since the promise to the Diem regime, there have been five or six succeeding governments of Vietnam and, so far as this newspaper knows, there never has been an election to allow the people to choose their own government. The Vietnamese have been pawns in a struggle for power and have suffered under the French and now under the United States attempting to save them. The administration says the United States Is committed to that far-off war because if the North Vietnamese, or so-called Vletcong, succeed in capturing the southern portion of that country It will mean the communlzatlon of much of that entlrn area. If this threat Is as real as the Administration would have us believe, one would think that Australia would bo at our side with more than a token force, that Japan and the Philippines would join us, that India would be on our side Instead of condemning our efforts and that world opinion would cease to term this war as "an American aggression." In a recent article In the Satevepost, Arnold Toynbee, renowned world historian, wonders If the United States Is willing to assume a hundred years war against China and In China's backyard, because that is what this Vietnam war will, In his opinion, eventually become. He wonders if China Is not entitled to Its own Monroe Doctrine and then points out that besides Vietnam, United States forces are In Taiwan, South Korea and islands just off the coast of China. He asks the people of the United States how they would react if China should occupy Alaska, British Colombia, Mexico and the Islands bordering this country. He Is of the opinion that If the people of those areas prefer the communistic form of government, the choice is theirs and without Interference from the might of the United States. The Tribune wonders just what the Korean war proved for the United States, other than a perpetual headache: It Is probable that Vietnam will be more of the same. If the United States must fight a war, why must it always be In the very backyard of the enemy, and with,, the qrmed forces of thiv, country fighting against every handicap imaginable. Perhaps this is a -provincial way of thinking, but The Trib firmly believes It was time Uncle Sam started minding his own business and instead of spending his sons' live and his taxpayers' money on foreign land wars, let's concentrate on bettering our own hemisphere. So far as world-wide peace is concerned, there will probably be no such thing In our day or our children's day. World peace and • world prosperity travel entirely different paths. Should the United States stop, even partially, its tremendous production of war hardware it would put millions of people out of work and bankrupt thousands of communities which depend for their very existence on the manufacture of war goods. This may have nothing to do with our country's aggressive action on foreign shores but, to the cynic, it looks suspicious. IS THIS SIGNIFICANT? Minneapolis Star — For generations, typists and telegraphers, students as well as experts testing their machines, have used the classic sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." It not only employs every letter in the alphabet; it suggests a certain moral. But the other day the typewriter service man, checking our repaired machine wrote, "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs." It, too, uses every letter. What it suggests about the climate of our changing times had best not be speculated about. * * « Telephoning is getting easier and easier. Instead of dialing seven to ten numbers, you can now push buttons for the number you want like an adding machine. Some day it may become simpler yet — just tell the operator what number you want I — Rockwell City Advocate. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGfKS by C. D. Smith Who Should Have Made Apology? SHE CALLED AND ASKED ME TO PORGive HER ... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "Last May I was going with a girl and she seemed to think a lot of me. I never asked her to go steady, but I knew she would have dated me steady. Just as I started thinking a lot of her, she dated a boy with whom she had gone steady before dating me. It made me mad and I didn't speak to her for a long time. She called me up and told me to forgive her. I didn't accept her apology and now I'm sorry 1 didn't. I would really like to go with her again but I don't know what to do Please help me get her back. She isn't going with anyone at this time. Thank you very much." OUR REPLY: Do what you should have done originally. Call her up and apologize to her for getting sore about nothing. Then, apologize for not accepting the apology she made when she really should have demanded one herself. You don't have to "humble" yourself. It isn't necessary, nor is it expected. But, if you do the right thing, you will feel better and so will the girl. Once you're back on the right track, don't take things for granted. Don't be sure that she likes you better than you like her. In fact, don't make any comparison. Recognize the fact that you like each other and, at the same time, remember that things will never work out unless both parties takes the time to consider the other person and not be just concerned about "me". li you hwr* a l«»oagt ptvfeUm you wool la dUcuu. 01 OB obturation le mak«. additu your l«IUi to FOR AND ABOUT TEfNAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT. IT. "Help, gang! A conple of gayt In cop'i cottamei ire trying to crash our party!" at the boys' Bible camp near Story City, sponsored by the Lutheran Brotherhood. - o AGO IN THI A bridal shower was held at St. John's hall, Bancroft, for f. ^ , Phyllis Elsbecker, who was to Ufae/i W& TflWUA. be married in the near future ' to Ralph Simon, St. Benedict. FROM THE FILES OF - o THE UPPER DBS MOINES August 4,1955 A freak fire destroyed 75 bales of straw In a matter of minutes within the town limits of Burt when a tractor-drawn trailer loaded with the baled straw broke into flames Just as it was being hauled across the intersection at the west edge of Burt. The tractor driver, who also owned the straw, was Harry Sankey. Quick response by the Burt fire dept. saved the trailer from muchdam- , age. It was thought a cigarette tossed from a passing car might have sparked the blaze. - o - Joe Kollasch of Swea City was walking along a county road 1/2 mile north of Swea City when a .car,,stopped and..out jumped a ,^ypsy woman, who bagan, gpjs- turing and poking him'in."the chest, while the man also did some fast chattering, with two gypsy children looking on from the car. Joe thought maybe they wanted road directions, but when they suddenly Jumped into their car and drove away, he discovered that his wallet with $81 in it was missing. - o A large barn and corn crib on the Dave Lynch farm, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Lone Rock, were totally destroyed by fire. Also lost in the blaze were 14 calves, 7500 bushels of oats, 1400 bushels of corn and alfalfa from 40 acres. Hundreds of neighbors flocked to the Lynch farm to give what assistance they could, many hauling in water. Loss was estimated at $50,000. - o - Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waller and family, Algona, left for a vacation at Summer's Pine Point at Park Rapids, Minn. Mr. Waller and daughter, Pamela, returned to Algona after a few days, as Pamela was going to Camp Foster at Lake Oboboji. - o The Plum Creek Women's Club met at the Community room with Ethel Johnson and Violet Davis, hostesses. The ladies brought their hobbies for exhibit, and Mrs, Eva Willie was guest speaker. - o - Robert Reynolds, Titonka, left by motorcycle on a trip to Montana, California and Oregon, and points of interest in the west. - o St. Paul's congregation, Whittemore, surprised teacher Reuben Butzke with a special service and a pot-luck dinner on the 25th anniversary of his service as a parochial school teacher. He was presented with checks from the congregation, Men's Club, Young People's Society and the choir in appreciation of his work as a teacher. - o - The stork made four stops in Fenton in an 8 day period leaving girls at the Frank See- leys, Dale Voigts and Arnold Laabs and a boy at the Clarence Thilges. - o - Larry Stenzel and Maurice Lee Anderson were spending a week The Messers and Mesdames Burdette Hoeppner and John Berschman, Lakota, left for a week's vacation in the Black Hills. - o The weather had leveled off during the week - and settled on the hottest temperatures registered around here in a coon's age. Lowest reading was a chilly 67 and the high for the period was a dazzling 101. - o - The Cltv of Aleona's new spraying outfit to kill flys and mosquitoes was in action. The equipment had been purchased by the city and with only a small expenditure in the future for chemicals. The work was to be done, by,.regular, city employees. The equipment and supplies came to less than 1 $2,000. 20YE&S AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 2, 1945 Joan Hoffman, 14 year old daughter of the Karl Hoffman's of Algona swam across Lake Okoboji from in front of her parents's cottage on Sunset Beach - a distance of about two miles. A young boy who did not know how to swim accompanied Joan across the lake in a boat. However, when nearby cottagers who were good swimmers discovered what Joan was doing, they took out after her in a power boat and accompanied her the rest of the way. War Ration Book Five was to be distributed through the pub- lic schools - "smaller than a dollar bill," the new book would contain only half as many stamps as the last book issued. A new "A" gasoline ration book would be Issued at the same time. - o - Hail, followed by heavy rain took its toll of fields and farm buildings in north Kossuth, ruining 3,000 acres of corn and damaging from 45 to 50 farms. Starting in section 3 of Ramsey township, the storm spread over an area of seven miles into German township. - o - Detasseling crews began the belated job of picking the tops from corn plants when 15 to 20 workers started on fields belonging to the Pioneer Company. 50 Mexicans, Imported from an American sugar company in Minnesota, and all available local help would be used. It was expected that 350-400 persons would be needed. - o - Variations in temperatures called for everything from a light coat to the briefest of bathing suits with a high of 93 degrees and a low of 59. With about one inch of rain during the week, there was much more optimism among the farmers for a better crop. - o - Hagg Post No. 90 of the American Legion elected Kermlt L. Setchell commander of the post for the coming year. He succeeded Lloyd Robinson, Wallace McGrew was second vice- commander and Ernest G. Thiel, third vice-commander. Martin A. Jensen was reelected adjutant and William Specht was chosen sergeant at-arms. The Legion was granting free memberships to return- Ing World War n veterans for the remainder of the year. - o - Robert Welter, 82, well-known Wesley resident for nearly 40 years, died at the Kossuth hospital where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Welter was active in the affairs of his community and was well thought of throughout the country. - o - Kenneth Fraser, farmer near LuVerne, was injured when a three-year-old colt he was trying to ride bucked, threw him off and fell backwards upon the rider. Fraser had a badly fractured pelvis and would probably be in the hospital for about three months. - o - Mrs. Lloyd Berkland, Fenton, entertained at a party in honor of her son Darrel's third birthday. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Truman Thompson and Shirley of Cylinder, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Berkland and Mrs. Andrew Olson. - o - Nine Girl Scouts, their leaders and assistant leader were leaving for a week at Clear Lake. They were Lois Barnard, Janice Bartholomew, Beverly Harvey, Beverly Lewis, Midgie McGuire, Ruth Ann Riley, Ellen Roscoe, Bonnie Steil and Alice Ann Vaughn. Marjorie Peterson, Titonka, was the Scout leader and Josephine Pelisek, Tama, was assistant leader. - o The number of farms in Kossuth county, shown by the pre- CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Intone 6. Turf 9. Hole-boring tool 10. "Fables in Slang- author 11. Large knife 12. Polite 15. Affix 16. Dare: Fr. 17. Preposition 18. Depart 19. Mumbled 21. Merchant vessel 23. Donkey 24. Likely 25. Brewer's vat 27. First-rate 29. To wrangle, as in bargaining 32. Flourish 35. Equal 36. Pen name of G. W. Russell 37. Consumes 38. Tavern 39. Celestial being 41. Fashion 42. Patriotic organization: abbr. 43. Raise the spirits of 45. Related toRds. 46. Style of type DOWN 1. Frankness 2. Having color 3. Mellow 4. Compass point 5. Reliable 6. Cavalry sword :var. 7. Harem room 8. Repudiates 11. Ancient story 13, Macerate 14. Concludes 16. Eject 19. Swab-like instrument 20. Clanged 22. Goddess of earth 25. Soviet news agency 26. Ex- clama- tion of disgust 27. Sleeveless garments: Arab. 28. Statements of religious belief 29. Nearer 30. Kind of tree 31. Anglo- Saxon serf HC3DUU [OB HGJCIHH HB awraa BWMH nua HoaanciM 33. Approaches 34. Dip quickly into water 38. Particle 40. False hair 41. Mexican Indian tribe .44. Behold! 27 S 1 * 41. 22 44 40 IV JJ il 16 J4 I'JL 4* 14 44 10 yy/fa 2i 26 4t 7 8 25 98 n 3S 31 PRIVATE MESSAGE TO WIVES ON KEEPING HUSBANDS ALIVE best way for a normal wife to have financial security in her retirement years—even if she doesn't like the fellow very well— is to pet her husband and keep him breathing. Retirement money, in our times, is set up for the breadwinner in the family, which usually is the husband, and when he goes, most of the grocery money goes with him. All of which could make a pretty good argument that present retirement thinking seems to suppose that a wife should go out and drown herself when her husband dies. But that gets into deep water. The purpose of today's column is to point up the case of a wife who has come face to face with the problem. "My husband retires at the end of this year," she says. "He will have pension and Social Security of $410 a month, and since we own our home he intends that we start living it up with travel and fun. Which I think we can do to some extent, "But let him die ... and do you know how much income I'll have per month? Exactly $71, which will be my share of his Social Security. His pension will die with him. So will his own Social Security. And I will suddenly be demoted from a well- to-do retired wife to a poverty- class widow . . ." This is a fairly typical set of facts. Most husbands still do not provide that their pensions be split so their widows also can get a pension for life. And they can't do anything about Social Security. "But this is not the whole story," the wife continues. "My husband gets hospitali/.ation insurance for us as one of his retirement benefits. He dies and it dies. My husband does most of the upkeep on our house. He dies and I start paying somebody $27 to fix a gutter. And there's one other thing—my husband has a well of good-will where his job l\as been and could go back for a helping hand in time of crisis. As his widow I just -wouldn't matter . . ." This wife, while spelling things out about as they are, does not face quite the crisis she thinks she does. Their home, worth probably $16,000, is a two-story affair with three large bedrooms. Their savings, drawing 4i/ 4 per cent in a savings & loan association, total $11,000. The husband has a life insurance policy of $10,000 that will be paid up this year. This wife, and others who might now take a new look at this problem, could give some of their more serious thinking to avoiding the whole thing by keeping their husbands alive. Certain positive steps toward this end might be considered: — Make your husband go to a doctor for a thorough physical examination around the time he retires. — Write down what the doctor recommends, come home and be very disagreeable until your husband does all the doctor said. — Stop nagging the fellow. Except in matters of his health. New GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag. beakUl now ready. S«nd We In coin (no tlampi), lo CSPS Box 1872. Grand Central Station. Now York. 17. N. Y. llmlnary returns of the 1945 census of agriculture, was 3,178. In 1940 there were 3,106 farms. - o - Pvt. Herbert Kayser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kayser, St. Joe, arrived home for a 30 day furlough. He just returned from overseas. Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs HospHalization Health^ & Accident Lfife — 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 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 Modem One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — lie 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 PEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917 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 *wMmm*mm*mmmm 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. v Sawyer Building 9 East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 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 Mmnt. CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY U\l N. Dodg* Ph. 299-2891

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