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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 19, 1965
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4-AI0eno (la.) Upper D«s Moin«i Thursday, August 19, 1965 3*1 EVERYBODY WANTS TO FIGHT August 14th marked the end of World War II, 20 years ago. And it also marked a time in history where it seems that a good share of the na- lions of the world or portions thereof, want to fight. On !he borders of India and Pakistan, skirmishers square off at each other and stage occasional fire fights which can flare into full-scale war almost anytime. In Indonesia, a small-time dictator rattles sabres at every opportunity, threatens his neighbors, and spits on the United States knowing full well that we'll ignore the incidents. The Arabs and Israel and Egypt are locked in a three-way contest that has been going on for sometime and appears likely to continue longer. In Greece there is internal strife, with a King trying to keep opposing political fractions from slitting each others throats. In Viet Nam we our personally conducting a war against the Viet Cong, communist guerrillas opposing the Saigon government, which we support. In the islands of the Caribbean there is unrest; in South America there are minor re- revolts and overthrown governments at regular Intervals. China has at least temporarily replaced Russia as a great land-mass power making like a nation intent on fighting someone, somewhere. Perhaps the next delegation we send overseas fo study something or other, should visit Sweden and Switzerland, two nations that have managed to keep out of both World War I and World War II. Maybe they know something that we don't. NATIONAL DUMP WEEK Portland (Maine) Commercial — Friday night's parade at Kennebunkport signalized the start of National Dump Week at Maine's noted resort town. The Kennebunkport Dump Association, Is about as way out as one can get. It began with a certain air of frivolity about it, but it soon struck a semi-serious noted keyed to the state's anti-litter campaign and with a bow, however slight, in the direction of President Johnson's beautify-America crusade. There's no question, with some of the state's town dumps in mind, that they can stand beautification and de-odorizing as well. There's no doubt, either, that a town dump is as essential as the facilities the ^English delicately call WC's (not fo be confused with VC, which means Viet Cong). At any rate, Mr. Mayo and his lighthearted associates are receiving well-merited compliments, and a spate of national publicity as well, for calling attention to that Mpper 5b 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 3=3" NATION A L 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 $4.00 Single Copie* IOC SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance, Semi weekly $6.00 No subscription le&s than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST homely municipal adjunct, 1ho town dump. Who knows, with diligence mony might be made as "ravishing" to the paisfrby as the parade's Miss Kennobunkport Dump Association; at the very least the occasion reminds us thai litter and its ugliness is everybody's business in a state so well endowed with natural beauty. COMMITTED TO WHAT ? Ft. Dodge Messenger — It is repeatedly argued that we are in Viet Nam to honor a commitment and not to do so would destroy faith of all U. S. allies in American commitments in Berlin, Thailand and more than 40 other places in the world. But let's examine the commitment to which they refer. It was a highly tentative and exploratory offer by President Eisenhower on Oct. 23, 1954, expressed in a letter to Viet Nam President Diem. It offered only limited assistance, and was offered on condition that certain reforms be made by the Diem government. These reforms were not made. Nothing in this one offer by President Eisenhower to explore ways of helping South Viet Nam acquire stability and help it to resist aggression committed the United States to use of our armed forces in combat in behalf of the government and people of South Viet Nam. If is not entirely factual to continually say that we were invited in. Actually, the suggestion for a conference came as much from the Eisenhower administration as it did from Diem who was our appointee, having been brought to Saigon from a monastery in the United States where he had spent several years. Furthermore, the government of South Viet Nam with which we had a tentative understanding was overthrown and numerous other governments have come and gone since. The original government itself became illegal when it refused to hold free elections In 1956 and thus to carry out the 1954 Geneva agreement under which it was established. We have had opportunity after opportunity to get out of this mess without any loss of face that so many worry about. The Cabinet members on a television program early this week repeated their belief that the safety of our nation is af stake In South Viet Nam and Southeast Asia. President Elsenhower, however, once stated that the price of settlement of the Korean dispute was the loss of Southeast Asia, including Viet Nam. Has the Importance of Viet Nam changed slnctf then ? * Our people* deserve to be told something more than that it Is the duty' of the United States to resist Communist aggression wherever*and whenever if appears and to guarantee the security of the entire world. As powerful as we are, we can never solve all of mankind's problems. A PLACE TO START Northwood Anchor — The post office, despite the most recent Increase In Us rates, Is still running at a deficit of about $762 million a year. This has caused an advisory panel, appointed by the Postmaster General to study the problem, to report that there Is an urgent need for additional rate Increases. In Its words, ". . . the size of the deficit suggests that few, If any categories of mall should be exempt from rate increases." This proposal will doubtless be the source of controversy. The basic postal services — such as the carrying of mails and newspapers and magazines — have always been considered contributors to public enlightenment and education and hence, It Is argued, should not necessarily operate on a profitable or break-even rate structure. A recent report by the General Account- Ing office has disclosed that the Post Office Department has been selling printed envelopes at a substantial loss for at least four years. There Is no law requiring the P.O. to sell envelopes at not less than cost, but GAO estimates the P.O. lost about $7.5 million on Its envelope business In the four fiscal years through 1963. There can be no good argument against adjusting parcel post and other P.O. services to the point where they will pay all the costs, direct and indirect, of providing the services. Here Is an excellent place to start needed reforms In post office rate schedules. FOR AND ABOUT TfffMGttS by C. D. Smith Who Does He Really Come To See? ( r MY BROTHER I WANT l/_^ a ^ HIM TO LI KB WE i ]? » '& THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I liking me What is the reason for have a boyfriend I met him this' 1 How can 1 convince my bro through my brother, for they are liner that his friend has a life good friends My brother doesn't [ of his own?" want his friend to like me He (brother) has no girfriend of his own and he tries lo make m> boyfriend fee! he has no business 01 R REPLY: Your brother is like a typical boy More than likely, he likes girls, too, and is too shy to admit it. First thing you know, he'll have a girlfriend and then he will be more understanding. As to your present problem, have you ever considered that your brother may have the idea that the friend conies to see him and that you move into the scene? If this is true, it is easier to see why your brother shows resentment. You would more than likely feel the same if one of your girlfriends came to visit and your brother was under the mistaken impression that she really came to see him! So. just be sure the decks are clear Re certain, when the friend comes to visit, that you know who he really came to see II you ho»« a l««Day» piobUm you want to di»cu»» 01 on observation to mail., adjiiis >cvu l»it.t to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. IV "Have yon seen a peroxide-blonde encyclopedia saleswoman go past this way?" 10 YEARS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 18, 1955 - o A brother and a sister, James Bierstedt, 18, and Virgean Bierstedt, 11, took top honors in the 4-H baby beef judging at the opening of the Kossuth County Fair. James won grand championship honors for the second straight year with his Angus entry and his sister took the reserve championship with her Angus. They were children of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bierstedt, who lived between Whittemore and Fenton. - o Richard G. Schneider, 16, Bancroft, and Robert Crouch of Fenton were a pair of pretty lucky fellows. A car driven by Schneider skidded into a wooden bridge rail,-,2 miles south of Seneca and. the machine dropped into a 20 foot ditch, landing on its top. The boys escaped with minor cuts and bruises, but the car was not so fortunate. - o - David and John, sons of the R. M. Phillips', Algona, left on a two-week western trip accompanied by their aunt, Almire Turner, Corning, la. They planned to tour the Black Hills, Yellowstone Park and then to San Bernardino, Calif, to visit relatives. They were going to do some camping enroute. - o - The Lone Rock Birthday Club was entertained at the home of Mrs. Maude Blanchard. Guests were Mesdames Jim Long, Frank Flaig, Rose Kraft, Alex Kruger, Jack Quinn, Fred Genrlch, Mary Flaig and Hulda Schultz. The afternoon was spent playing 500 with high prize going to Hulda Schultz, low to Rose Kraft and door prize to Mrs. Frank Flaig, Afterward all enjoyed supper at the Johnson House, Algona. - o - Donald Froehlich, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Froehlich, St. Benedict, had an emergency appendectomy at St. Ann hospital. - o - Don Baker, LuVerne shortstop, copped batting honors, and Al Grill, St. Cecelia's right- hander, took pitching laurels during Algona 1 s successful Junior Legion baseball season. The locals, coached by Everett Barr, closed their season with a 17-0 win over Goldfield and compiled a 20-10 won-lost mark. - o Free water melon would be served to every Swea City visitor on Farmers' Watermelon Day, Aug. 24. Plans included plenty of well-chilled watermelon as well as rides for the children and other attractions. The event was being sponsored by the Commercial club. - o - The prize money for the Algona Merchants Upper Des Moines Recipe contest was being split by Mrs. C. H. Beardsley, Algona, and Mrs. Jim Butler, Whittemore, each receiving five dollars. Mrs. Beardsley's entry was called "Queen of Conserves" and Mrs. Butler's, "Amber Jam." - o Captain Mary Kain of Germany was visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Kain, Portland twp. There was a family gathering at her mother's and Mary showed slides of Switzerland and Italy. - o - The annual guest day picnic of the Friendly Neighbor club was held at the Fenton park. 19 members answered roll call by introducing their guest. Mrs. Arlo Ranney and Mrs, Calvin Vaudt were In charge of the entertainment. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1, Cipher systems 6. Take as one's own 11. Stay for 12. Moslem coin 13. British gasoline 16. Additional 16. Gelderland city 17. Sail yard: Scot. 19. Affirmative vote 20. Blurred marks 23. Violent blow: colloq. 26. Conversation: var. 28. Permit 30. Sheer linen 31. Lifted with effort 33. Endure 34. Without wonder 36. Close to 37. Memorial column 38. Warp-yarn 41. Franchise 44. A conundrum 46. Actress Dunne 48. Swellings 49. Units of force 50. Examinations DOWN 1. Promontory 2. Was in debt 3. Fruit of the palm 4. Goddess of healing 5. Tempest 6. Classified notice 7. Not distinct 8. Palestine plain 9. Sunshades 10. Three- spot 14. Praise 18. Redact 20. Push 21. Prisons: Eng. 22. Lamb 23. Exclamation 24. Depend- ing on luck: soolol. 25. Cabbage salad 27. Obtain 29. Satis- fac- torily 32. Term of affection 35. Assigned task 38. Greedy 38. Affixes 39. Internal decay of fruit unnes ana u ranww MGIfflH G1HHMWM ran rawoi-j nnid MHHIHEICH HMMW 40. "Good Queen 42. Number in a count* down 43. Chemical suffix 45. Female deer 47. Electric unit l\ ^^5 IT 6 7 8 9 »0 W 21 JO IS 19 - o Tim Doocy, Ledyard, fell and' broke his collarbone while baling hay at the Ted Thilges farm. He was unloading bales when the accident occurred. - o - Kossuth county's crop report wasn't going to look too good if the sky didn't deliver a few million gallons of rain pretty soon. A search through the weather records proved only about an inch and a half of rain had been registered in 44 days. Corn was scorched and other crops were taking a beating from lack of moisture. Temperatures continued to reach for 90. 20 MIS AGO IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 16, 1945 - o - Banner headlines announced "War Over I - Celebrators Jam Streets 5 Hours". The news the world had awaited during six long years of war came August 14, 1945, at 6 p.m. Iowa time. Keys turned in the locks of business places and automobile horns added to the clamor of the whistle blowing. People with canes and people in wheel chairs lined State street to watch younger, spryer folks carry on Jubilant antics. Planes from Squeeze Field belonging to Dr. W. D. Andrews and Fails Miner skimmed rooftops early in the even- Ing, while a dummy tagged "Tojo" was hooked to a pole on one of the two fire trucks and finally strung on a wire in the middle of State street. However, Al- gonans remembered even with the happiness of celebration the cost that had been paid and the job of keeping durable peace yet to be done. - o - School was to open the day after Labor Day, the first session to be only a half-day. There were 41 faculty members, Including 15 new teachers. - o - Two sections of the road from highway 169 to Irvlngton were sheared away during a heavy 3.69 Inch rain. Water rushing from the field on the Ed Rist farm just north of the county gravel pit loosened or undermined the roadbed until it slid into the gravel pit in two places. During the same rainstorm, a hole seven feet deep and six feet across was torn in the paving on hwy. 169 and Jones street. Water draining into a faulty sewer and carrying with it yards of dirt that held the concrete was blamed. People in Algona and surrounding communities saw their gardens flooded and found their basements filled with anywhere from a few Inches to several feet of water. - o - LaVonne Bailey, Donna Jean Bollig, Margery Osborn and Elizabeth Henricksen, Seneca, spent several days vacationing at Oko- bojl. - o - Mrs. Henry Marty, LuVerne, returned home from Cedar Falls where she had spent a week at the Evangelical Assembly. Mrs. Marty was a delegate from the women's missionary society from the local Evangelical church. - o - Don Deal, Don French and Richard Mathes, all of Algona, left for Minneapolis where they expected to visit about a week. The boys drove up in Don Deal's "old fliver" so the trip probably proved quite interesting before it was over, - o - Sgt. Paul P. Dahlhauser, whose father, Peter J. Dahlhauser, lived at Whittemore, was returning to the U.S. after completing 33 months of duty in the south, central and southwest Pacific. He was an aircraft mechanic with a heavy bomber group and had participated in 10 major campains, beginning at Guadalcanal. - o - The Irvlngton Ideal's 4-H club met at the home of Ardis Bosworth to assist the demonstration team. The team was working on its demonstration for the county fair. Ardis Bosworth and Louise Sorensen were team members. - o - The Four Corner Mother and Daughter Club met at the home WIDOW WITH $159 A MONTH FINDS A GOOD RETIREMENT Vfrs. Noncetta Gephart is re- 1V1 tired on an income of $159 a month, is quite happy with things, and is managing so well she doesn't bother to spend the interest she makes on her savings. Which Is going to upset a lot of wives who are yelling "Poverty!" When their husbands come home with $300 pensions. Mrs. Gephart retired in 1961. She got Social Security of $99 a month and a pension of $60. "1 own my own home," she says. "I live downstairs where I have four rooms and a bath. Upstairs I have an apartment and two sleeping rooms. Right now I have one room rented out and ask only $8 a month for it. I would keep the other rooms rented if I had a hard time. But I don't " Mrs. Gephart spends $265 a year for taxes on her home and $33 for insurance. She says she spends money about the same as she spent it before she retired and travels about the same. She has two grandchildren and buys things for them about as before. "I had planned a trip earlier this year and it was to cost $300. I saved for it. But when the time came I decided to use the money instead to install new kitchen cabinets which I've wanted for years. If I had taken the trip, at the end of it I would have had nothing to show. But the kitchen cabinets I will enjoy as long as I live in this house." She does her own decorating on the house, filling the plaster cracks and scraping the walls and ceilings before painting them. "I like the work," she says. She also takes care of a large lawn. This spring she rented a spreader from a nearby hardware store to reseed and fertilize it. "I have never owned a car," she continues. "Always thought 1 couldn't afford it. People say that if you don't need a car to get back and forth to work it is a luxury. I lived, and still do, about half a block from where I worked. "I certainly don't feel I am in the poverty class, even though t live on the $159 a month, plus the $8. I don't need to rush to the grocery to get my checks cashed. Sometimes I have on hand as many as four checks I haven't needed to cash. I earn interest of about $593 a year on savings I have. I don't need it and just add it to the savings." Last Thanksgiving Mrs. Gephart took a trip to visit her brother and his wife. The fare was $30, by bus. On Christmas she made a trip to visit her grandchildren, again for about $30, and again by bus. "I don't see any difference in my way of life since I retired." To live happily in retirement on a $159 income, a single woman must have a concept of life that bypasses the Joneses and the folderol, and must know how to manage. Many people now retiring don't have the first and never learned the second. New GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag. bookl.l now nadr. Bind 50c In coin (no itampt), lo D«pt. GBPS Box 1672. Grand Central Station. N«w York, 17. N. Y. of Katherine Walker. Ruth Harlan was assistant hostess. Norma Walker and Irene Bjustrom had the program and 20 members answered roll call. - o - Perry Peterson, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Petersen, Seneca, broke his leg just above the ankle. He was helping his father move a brooder house when a plank slipped out from underneath, striking Perry sharply on his left leg. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Brack and Roger, Ledyard, attended the wedding of Betty Anderson and Alvln Nelson in Lakota. They were also guests at the reception which followed. • B^H • i5 I niMAATAI«lf S INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hbspitalization 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 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 ^^-^—• *^ mr^nmrnnm 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 Si 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 295-591? 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 historias 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 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, v**w*miar*m CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY U>.j N. Dodg« Ph. 295-2891

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