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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 26, 1965
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4-A»eena (to.) Uppir D»« MetnM Thursday, August 16, 1965 THAT'S WHERE MONEY GOES We hardly live in an age where we even think about doing without", but before we complain too much about the cost of living and other cost), we might remember that it \t the non-essential things that take a big bite out of the income dollar. There are things we COULD do without. We drank two billion gallons of beer last year, smoked 550 billion cigarettes; chewed 6 billion aspirin tablets; used 3'^ billion hairpin*; used over 1 trillion safety pins; ate over 3 billion quarts of Ice cream; and mailed 3Vi billion Christmas cards; drove an estimated 800 billion milei last year, going places and doing thlngt. We could have done without these things. Doing without these "non-essentials" would make It possible to put more money in the bank. But the big bank account at the expense of home comforts and many things that we like It a poor'lnvestment. That way of living li cheating those who follow that course through life. One of the wealthiest men In the county, when he was asked why he didn't spend tome of the wealth he was building up instead of leaving a huge fortune for others, replied: "If they get as much satisfaction out of spending It as I have In saving it, I'll be satisfied." Fortunately for their own good, there are not many men so unselfish. "CONGRESS IS COMPELLED" Industrial News — Congress, with a minimum of debate, has raised the national debt limit to the staggering figure of $328 billion. It did this because there was no choice. Why was that so ? Senator Dirksen explained in these words: "First, we raise expenditures and then we discover that we have run out of money. Then we have to lift the debt ceiling. After a while we spend more of what we do not have and then we raise the celling again , . , Having unburdened my soul, I aski What shall we do when the paymaster of this country says, 'You must raise the debt celling so that I shall not have to send back or hold up any checks or repudiate the legitimate bills of this Republic ...' "I find myself compelled Into a position in which I shall have to vote for It." Only tf Congress shows a far greater restraint In Ites appropriations than has been the case can further Increases In the debt, along w\lh more Inflation-breeding annual deficits, be prevented. A little girl's nightly slgn-offs "God bless mommy, daddy, and baby brother. Amen and FM" - The Knoxvllle Express. ftpper 5c» JRmne* illE. Call Street— Ph. 29S-3535-Algona, Iowa Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DEB MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL 'EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA Year, in advance. Semi-weekly S4.00 Copies _..„„„.._...„-—_.„-.„-.„_._ lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA •dvftnce, Semi weekly fB.OO tew than 6 month*. OFFICIAL Cm AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST MANY QUESTIONS Grundy Center Register - Almost everyone is agreed that the war in Vietnam isn't proceeding in a direction where a conclusion is evident. This means that more drastic action will have to be taken militarily by this country. We would question whether calling up the reserves and bigger drafts is the answer. With the tremendous airforce and missile power at our command, surely it is possible to isolate South Vietnam from the infiltration from the north. To have guerrilla-type of warfare taking place within a couple of miles of our main airbase makes you wonder what type of South Vietnam force there Is in the area. 400 NEW LAWS Sioux City Journal — Some 400 new laws went Into effect in Iowa a few days ago, and therein lies a story. Reading that this state had such a number of new statutes, we conducted a quiet little non-scientific poll among some of our colleagues In The Journal office, asking each how many of the 400 he could name. The results will not be published, but for people around a newspaper office, who are supposed to know about such things, the number was exceedingly low in all cases. To be sure, some of the new laws are technical; some are for clarification. Others make significant change, as In the new safety laws. The clarification and technical laws swell the total without meaning much to the average person. The total itself usually varies little from session to session; normally It is large. But 400 separate actions for whatever purpose, are a lot of actions and this leads to a question! Does anybody suppose the time may come when a legislature will be rated on the basis of the fewer laws it passes, the higher rating It gets? If the truth could be known, we suspect there would be hardly an active person In the whole Slouxland area who doesn't break one or more laws he knows nothing about on the average of once a week or oftener. It would seem logical to assume that aside from the technical ""measures, many of which pertain to how the affairs of the branches of government are to' be run, the fewer laws the better. Perhaps then citizens could be better Informed about the laws that do exist, and they just might do a better |ob of obeying .,, .. But when confronted by 400 new laws, the citizen who tries to do a conscientious job In obeying the laws can hardly be blamed If he simply throws up his hands and goes out to the golf course. TROUBLESOME DEDUCTS i t Grundy Center Register — The new state withholding tax passed by the late legislature will probably be accepted "as our most unpopular tax. It will affect only employers and employes. The employes will have another bite taken out of their paycheck and they will feel that their wage has been reduced and that they are entitled to a raise, at least the amount of their withholding tax deduction. It means another official report that must be made out by the employers. While the new law will be accepted as a nuisance by both labor and employer, It also has the advantage of requiring every wage earner to pay some tax in support of his state government, which not all wage earners In the past have done. That fault may have been due to a weak collecting system. There will be less objection by employes who have been paying their share of the state tax. Under the new law the State will collect its portion of the tax on the Installment plan, leaving the employe free of the burden of having to pay the full tax for a year at one time. There is little faultfinding with the federal Income tax, as it helps to reduce the burden of the tax at taxpaying time. The Democrats, who will get the credit and blame for the new state tax law, will find the new law a poor political asset at election time. A man doesn't know what hard luck is until he buys a new suit with two pairs of pants — then burns a hole in the coat — The Adalr News. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Older Boys Won't Leave Her Alone -THEM MY REAU BUT THEY POM'T ME. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "Urn going with 9 boy who is 15 years old and I am only 12 years old. 1 know I'm really too young to be going with a boy at all. But, he is always calling me. 1 don't have time to call, or for anybody to call me. He asked to kiss me, but I refused, so he did not insist. Is this boy too old for me? i have an older sister who is sixteen. She knows this boy well. ( hardly ever call him. Should call him? My real problem is that 1 look older than I really am. My hair is black and long, my eyebrows are naturally arched. Boys of all ages like me. I tell them my real age, but they don't believe me Please tell me how I can make myself look younger and how 1 can make the boys stay away Ot'R REPLY A girl of 18 should not be going with a boy who is 15 A girl of 12, who realizes she is too young to be going with anyone, should show further evidence of her good sense by refusing to g< with anyone If she continues goint: out with older boys she is, in essence, looking for trouble. If a girl looks "older" naturally, there is no reason for her to try to find some way to appear younger. How old you appear is not as important as how old you really are — and how old you act. You seem to have a good, level head on your shoulders. Dont turn "sour" on boys, but tell them to go away and come back at a later time. If you have parents, talk to them, ask their advice — and listen to what they have to say. II you ha»« a (fioa?* piebltm you waal In diicuii. ot on obtfivalion to makt. eddi*» youi Ifltcr la FOB AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. fY. TKe Olcl School Hotise a son to Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Salz at St. Ann hospital. - o - Charles Wagner and Bill Becker were two'candidates for the office of mayor of Algona. - o - Mrs. Marie Weiland of Whittemore, a former Wesleyan fell and broke the bones of her foot. She was in a cast up to her knee. 20 YEARS AGO IN TH§ trim Churchill made his famous speech, "Never so few, so much, August 20, 1940. The Lincoln-Douglas debates began, August 21, 1858. Nearly 159 Inhabitants were killed as Quantrlll guerillas attacked Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. The Red Cross was established In Geneva, August 22, 1864. The "Savannah" became the first American steam ship to cross the Atlantic, August 22, 1818. The first U.S. seaplane was patented by Curtiss, August 23, 1911. The White House was burned by the British, August 24, 1814. The USS Jupiter, first electrically-propelled ship of the U.S. Navy, was launched, August 24, 1912. Imprisonment for debt was abolished In England, August 25, 1883. A peace treaty between the U.S. and Germany was signed in Paris, August 25, 1921. Edison demonstrated his -first phonograph, August 26, 1877. the fans pointed to one thing Algona High's Bulldogs were preparing for the football season )pener Sept. 9 with Emmetsburg on the home field. Twelve of the 32 candidates who reported were freshmen and 10 were jeniors. Student managers were •Varren Branson and Denny Waller. - o - The grand champion Angus baby beef, owned by Jim Bierstedt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bierstedt, Whittemore, was purchased by the Storz Brewing Co. for 83 cents a pound. The animal weighed just over 1,000 Ibs. It was given to the Algona Lions Club with the stipulation that one-half the proceeds from sale of the animal go to St. Ann hospital and the other half go to help defray expenses of the club's annual Halloween party. - o - Friends helping Marlln Steinberger, Fenton, celebrate his birthday were Wayne Stoeber, Ronnie Krause, Douglas Geitzenauer, Dennis Stuck!, Gary Swanson and Roger Steinberger. Mrs. Steinberger took the group swimming in the afternoon and then served lunch to the group after returning home. - o - From the Whittemore news: Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Weber and FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 25,1955 One of Kossuth county's most disastrous farm fires swept the Plum Creek farm of William Kuhn, totally destroying buildings, a large amount of farm equipment and large quantities of grain and hay. The Kuhns were left with only their farm home, a tenant house and part of a garage. Loss was estimated at $50,000. - o - Four townships were going to stage a "war on rats". Townships in the program were Eagle, Grant, Swea and Harrison, and the town of Swea City. An area including 144 sections would get 3,000 Ibs. of poison bait, covered with bait boxes made by FFA boys. - o - The weather had pulled a complete (and well-received) turnabout and came through with 2.68.inches of rain, which was still being evaluated by farmers in the area. However, the much- needed moisture came in time to aid all crops Immensely, although it was not probable that any Increase in the corn yield would be derived. High for the week was 97 degrees, low 54. - o - Grand championship in the 4-H girls' demonstration teams went to the Rlverdale Rustlers Unit 2- Catherine Hilbert, daughter of the Frank Hilberts, and Alice lllg, daughter of the Art Illgs, all of St. Joe. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Alex Demand of Algona were visited by a number of friends, one of whom Mr. Dermand had not seen in 45 years, since the men left their native Greece. The group had been meeting off and on for a number of years, but this was the first time all five had been together at the same time in -15 years, - o - Faye Loss, Edith Christensen and Sandra Medin, Algona, gave* .\ farewell party for Janet Gur- vell, \vho was moving to Albert Lea, Minn. Other guests were Jarol \Vittkopf and Bonnie Lou Elliott. The honoree was presented with a photo and scrap took. - o - Evening callers at the Howard Bierstedt home, Lone Rock, were Mr. and Mrs, Merlyn Bau* man and family of LuVerne. The Bierstedts attended the wedding and reception for Carolyn Fried* rich and Orville Kressin at Fenton, Aug. 14. «• o Practice equipment had been issued, go-get-'em posters stuck to the locker room walls, the first 2 practices were out of the way, and the expectancy o! FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 23, 1945 Lt. Margaret L. Haverly, Army Nurse Corps, daughter of Henry Haverly of Wesley, was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service during the Ardennes offensive. The presentation took place in Oslo, Norway. It is believed that Lt. Haverly is the first woman from Kossuth county to receive the Bronze Star. She had been overseas a year or more. - o - Attendance at the Kossuth county fair would probably exceed anything the fair board dreamed about when the fair was originally planned. With war's end and gas restrictions lifted, it was expected that there would be a record-breaking crowd. There was to be a complete change of program for each day of the two-day fair. A recently added attraction would be the Old Style Lager miniature six mule team with its circus wagon. - o - Mrs. Jennings Peterson, formerly Eleanor Kain, daughter of Mrs. John Kain, received a bullet wound during all the excitement of the "end of the war celebrating." She and three other friends were walking to church when suddenly something struck the back of her shoulder. Dr. Bourne removed a flattened bullet which had struck her shoulder bone and glanced away. The stray bullet had probably been fired from a great distance as it was mostly 'spWUfcfote' hitting Mrs. Peterson.- ;: ^.i :) - o - " ' ''• Jean Lucille Gabel of the WAVES, daughter of Mrs. Gabel, Ledyard, was advanced from seaman first class to petty officer third class. Jean had been" 1 in » the navy for 14 months. Her sister, Cleo G. Stubbe, Sp (S) 3-c, also In the WAVES, was stationed at Jacksonville, Fla. - o - Three birthdays were observed at the Martin Becker home in Portland twp. A picnic dinner was served to 20 relatives and WHAT A WIFE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RETIREMENT BENEFITS S ome men are not telling their wives all there is to tell about the retirement benefits that go with their jobs. They simply haven't bothered to learn what the benefits are, or else they reckon these benefits are their private business. Whatever the cause — and this column is not intended to start any new domestic feuds — here is a general picture of what jobs with some of the better companies and institutions now offer a husband in retirement: 1. They offer great variety, and any wife who is seeking to check up on her husband must understand this. His job may offer all of what follows here. It may offer less of some benefits and more of others. If she is not convinced by what her husband says, he can bring her a copy of his Employee's Manual and or his union contract, either of which should detail'Yetirement benefits. 2. One of the key retirement benefits some jobs offer, from the standpoint of a wife, is a provision in the man's pension plan whereby he can guarantee his wife a lifetime pension in case he dies. The man provides this either by paying more money into the pension fund while he is working, or agreeing to take a smaller pension — say one-fourth or one- third smaller — than he is entitled to at 65. The man must give his employer a decision on this from five years before his retirement down to one year before depending on the employer. Once he makes the decision he has to stick by it. 3. Many jobs now allow a man to retire prior to age 65. This is vital to a wife who sees he is losing his health. An early re- tirement, of course, reduces the pension the man will get, and the size of the reduction varies with employers. One progressive employer who formerly reduced pensions up to 8 per cent sent for each year prior to age 65 now reduces them a flat 3 per cent. Thus a man set to retire at 65 with $200 a month could retire at 62 with $182. 4. Many jobs, usually the better ones, have some intriguing gimmicks to them which are not written down in manuals. They provide, for instance, that a man who has a post the employer would like for him to vacate can step down to a lesser post and be assured he can hold it for maybe three years beyond the normal age-65 retirement date. A man's vanity will seldom let him do this, so why tell the wife? 5. Some jobs allow a man to sway his retirement date up to six months dr more after, or before, his 65th birthday. If he is 65 in March he may be allowed to stay on until September or December 31. He may be allowed to walk out six months early with only a minor cut in pension. 6. Some jobs allow a man to tack his vacation onto his retirement and walk out three weeks early. Some allow him to forego his vacation for the year and walk out with three weeks' pay in a lump. What has been said here, as stated, is not to start t fuss. Most husbands are nice guys. They actually don't know much about their retirement benefits. Maybe more wives can now prod more of them to go find out. Ntw GOLPEN YEARS 3t-p«9t now (f«dy- 9*a4 Me IB caio i» c»pi. caw |9* un- Mtv Y«*fc 17. M. Y. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,m ACROSS 1. Onward 6. Bog 11. Island: Bay of Naples 12. Biblical name 13. Religious belief 14. Street Arab 15. Poem 16. Small drink IT.Eng. title: abbr. 18. Compass point 19. Perform 21. Source of •hade 23. Surgical instruments 28. Queer 27. Indicates 29. Woo 31. Song bird 84. Blunders 36. Lamprey 37. Forward 38. Negative reply 39. Little child 41. Fuss 42. Month of the year 44. Doctrine 46. Sheer linen 47. Eng. poet and critic 48. Borders 40. Young girl: colloq. DOWN 1. To speak first 2. Firmer 3. Fencing sword 4. Land measurfe 5. Performed 6. Priestly caste: Persia 7. Conform 8. Male sheep 9. Looked pleased 10. Rlght-or left- 20.14ns 22. Girl's. annnfl woraraa 16. Rubbed gently 19. One-spot card 24. German fiver 25. In-' flamed spot on eyelid: v&r. 28. Cloth measure 29. Legislative body 30. Appendage of a lobster 32. Round-ups VIO T_ t JJEEN glvlNlE 33. 35. 40. 41. 43. 44. 45. Tangled Fence step Pub Items Fennel: P.l. Equip Evening sun god High priest r-iris is 18 5T 58 42 46 48 30 24 2T 43 35 W 5 ji 5T 14 15 44 47 49 'ffi 28 44 41 9 10 sr friends, complete with angel food cakes and Ice cream. The honorees were Sgt. Frank Becker, his brother Harold, and cadet student nurse VirginiaMc- Whorter. - o - Lorraine Oftedahl, Seneca, was guest of honor at a birthday party at her home. Guests were Janice, Janet and Shirley Madsen, also Jimmy Osborn and Lynn, Sue and Armand Gowan. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prlebe, Fenton, were surprised by a group of friends and relatives who helped them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Priebe's daughter and feon-ln-law, the Lloyd Berklands, planned the surprise and were host and hostess. >,. - 0 - ;.,..; A truck, belonging to Joe Menke, Bancroft, and driven:'by John Johnson, overturned on'the curve 1/2 mile west of ! Burt. The truck, which contained 11 fat hogs belonging to Wm. Quinn, Bancroft, failed to make the turn. The driver was not injured, but one hog was killed and considerable damage was done to the truck. ; ' - o The Plum Creek Elite Club held Its local achievement day at the Plum Creek Center school with 39 present. Phyllis Kain was president. Three new members, Shirley Shipler, Jacqueline Woltz and Shirley Miller, we're initiated. [Professional Directory W,U II. •'; iTT,. .11 ' j.V I iffl.i ci 21/1 A INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs ffoApHalization 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 295-37?3 Ted. S. Herbst: . : KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 wprth: of; insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y, RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — 118 S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 PBSITIST1 DB. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist ''"'' At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIS DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State ;ona Telephone 295-2715 Saturday Afternoons DR, HAROLD W. ERICKSQN Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2198 •".-•'..: Hours; 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P, M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD KINGFIELD has taken over the practice of Dr. C. M O'Connor, at 108 So. Harlan St. Patient records and case histories will be maintained in the office. DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30.12:00 Sat. A. M. W. L. CLEGG, D.C. Sawyer Building 9 East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 DOCTORS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports INVESTORS ' DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV» N. podgf Ph. 29S-2W MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N, KENEFICK, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2114 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M-P. Residence Phone 2:95-23$ PEAN F. KOOB, M>P. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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