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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 2, 1965
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4-At0M)ft &*• Tliurtdey, September J, 1968 THEY'VE HURT THEIR CAUSE Without a doubt the recent episodes of rioting, looting and killing In Loi Angelet, Chicago and elsewhere, by segments of the Negro population, have set back a long way unity end understanding between the white end black races. A Negro rioter with a Molotov cocktail In his hands li not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klaniman with a sheet on his back and a maik on hli face. They are both lawbreakers. Perhaps part of the basic trouble Is that the whole matter of civil rights, so called, has been misinterpreted and over-promoted. Negroes from the southern states have moved In vast numbers Into northern cities, many In the belief that by so doing they would reach a land of milk and honey. There have been northern do-gooders helping to Initlll this Idea, and unintentionally, perhaps, laying the foundation for trouble In their own northern cities. One outspoken social worker has been quoted as saying "I am convinced that a government subsidized birth-control program would be of more help In the Improvement of the Negroes' desperate condition than any other corrective measure the government could support." The basic problem of the Negro Is economic. It Isn't a desire to Intermarry, or to particularly move Into neighborhoods that are too expensive In which to live. It's a plain case of being able to work and eat, and support families of considerable size, and perhaps earn enough to enjoy some of the things he sees the white brethren enjoying. And It Is understandable. But when gangs on the loose destroy, burn, steal and kill, they are certain to lose some of the liberal support In the land which has been anxious to improve and help their general economic condition. W.P.A. RECOLLECTIONS !owa Falls Citizen — Although a good many partisan Invectives have been loosed against President Johnson's War on Poverty, they all sound rather meek and mellow in comparison to criticism leveled against the W.P.A. It has been described as the "most ambitious, most revolutionary, and stormiest do-gooder experiment" the United States has ever undertaken. It all had Its start lust 30 years ago, in 1935. ^ During Its eight ye'ars" of existence, the W.P.Ar spent $10.5 billion afttf"i)bVe fobs to 8.5 million persons. These workers supported nearly 30 million more or almost one out of •very four Americans alive at that time. And that was in the day when federal expenditures In the billions of dollars were extremely Upper JBe« HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535- Algona, Iowa _ Zip Code 60811 _ 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 AS(SOC : 6 TI 5 N 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 8in<te Copies . „_.._ ioo SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Yew, in advance, S«ml weekly se.OO No subftcrtption leu than. S months, OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST rare. To Its credit, (he W.P.A. counted the construction of 650,000 miles of roads, 5,700 schools (Including Iowa Falls High School), 950 sewage plants and 800 alrporti; teaching two million Americans to read; showing live theater to audiences of 30 million; and sewing 22 million garments to clothe the needy. All of this was done at the expense of a good bit of "shovel leaning" and jokes about the W.P.A. were a dlme-a-dozen. Far too much of the moniy went the way of graft and the program often became mired In politics. Still, there were four million American families on relief In 1935 at a cost of $150 million a month. The W.P.A. at least took these families off relief and gave them jobs. Men who had lost self-pride and dignity had an opportunity to go back to work. It played a major role In leading the United States out of the depths of depression. At this high point In the nation's prosperity, needs for such massive public works projects seem rather remote. May they remain such. THEY MISS THE GYPSIES Sheldon (la.) Mall - When we heard last week that three gypsy women had gone through this area — driving in a buggy — the item struck us with about as much amazement as an account In science fiction concern- Ing visitors from the past. Where, we would have liked to know, had these three travellers out of an ancient age been for the last thirty or forty years with their horse drawn vehicle? Gypsies always were quite an element of astonishment to the residents of a community such as this, to folks leading ostensibly well-organized, well-regulated, settled, even humdrum existences. Into our communities, at unpredlcted times would come these small invasions of folks from another world. The word would spread quickly; merchants would keep a wary eye out; householders would be sure to see that screen doors were locked, the Innocents and the gullibles properly warned. When the gypsies finally appeared, they made their mysterious rounds of the town, suddenly appearing In stores by twos and threes, much to the alarm of the worried merchant, who would, If he could have followed his Instinct, leaned his protective body over all his moveable merchandise at once, •USlap.Hjflri' In the protection of his arms. JrtWNW^i&NCjpn't know what gypsies nowadays wear, but the last genuine ones we saw were still garbed in their bright, picturesque, voluminous clothes; voluminous, all the suspicious natives felt, because that made swifter and surer the concealment of pilfered articles. We have read accounts in our old files of gypsies making their annual visitations here, camping at the edge of town, with their horses, the latter both for transportation and trading. The gypsies we first observed In our youth travelled In big old touring cars; we suppose that as time went on they probably progressed to old station wagons. We heard a few days ago about a caravan of them In northwest Iowa traveling in mobile homes, which sounds pretty effete to us, for gypsies. We can't help but have a degree of respect for these scattered people, still living as best they can their ancient ways in these modern days. How have they escaped the regulations, both legal and conventional, of life? Why haven't they, too, been entered on the Ironclad tax rolls; why haven't they been numbered and indexed and cross-indexed, and neatly bound with quantities of red tape and filed away in some government bureau drawer? The last sight our Informant had of the little group last week they were sitting together In their buggy, making their slow, slow way down the road twenty minutes to the mile. Were they headed on some silent but vast time current back into another age — or, disturbing thought, for some postoffice to pick up their Social Security checks? Columbus' son, Diego, erected a castle, which still stands, in the Dominican Republic. Battleship Texas Is moored near Houston. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Test for Friends: Invite Them Home MY MOTHER. MIGHT BLOW UP... TOT WEEK'S LETTEB: "I am 13 years old and going into the 8th grade. I have a friend who is older than I am and he asked me if I wanted a ring from him. 1 told him it was up to him. Was this right? He asked me if he could come over and I told him not to as my mother might blow up. Was this right? Whenever he ask* to come over and pick me up to go to a show or a game, I am afraid to accept. Should I? I need advice, yet I am afraid to ask my parents. Would you tell me what to do?" OUR REPLY: Go immediately to your parents and talk to them. You have nothlitg to fear. You have dune nothing wrong. But, you might—unless you get their help and guidance. This is why you have parents. They aren't around just to see that you are clothed and fed and have a place to sleep. Your parents will not be unhappy if you go to them with your problems. But, most probably, you haven't seen an explosion to equal whit you will see if you begin slipping off to meet older boys. Never go anywhere with anyone you would not ask to come to your home and meet your parents. Never go anywhere without your parent's knowledge and permission. And, never tell them you are going one place when you are really going somewhere else. Honesty and truth will cause you little discomfort. Play the game otherwise and y6u are asking for heartbreak and for trouble. U you harf « tttsag* piobl»m jov wanl tc dUcuM. or on OM»r»ollon !• makt. adacti* your Ittlti t« FOB AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE BT. **V. after several days vacation jpe&t at Clam Falls), Witt. Mrs. Lloyd liuekey, Algona, entertained the members other birthday club. Th« birthday of Mrs. Roy Bjuttrom was observed. 2CVEA2S AGO INTMI WORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M itlll think there are better ways to find out who your REAL, friend* are." from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The treaty of peace between the United States and Britain wss signed, September 3, 1783. Great Britain declared war on France and Germany, September 3, 1939. St. Augustine was founded by Pedro Menendez, September 4, 1565. The City of Los Angeles was founded, September 4, 1781. The first Continental Congress assembled In Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Sam Houston was made president of Texas, September 5, 1836. The first "equal suffrage" vote was cast in Laramle, Wye,, by Mrs. Eliza Swain, September 6, 1870. The U.S. Shipping Board was created, September 7, 1916. Boulder Dam began operations, September 7, 1936. Senator Huey Long was assassinated, September 8, 1935. Italy surrendered to the Allies, September 8, 1943. California was admitted to the Union, September 9, 1850. 10YEA2S AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES September 1, 1955 - o When Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Bescher of Bancroft celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, the observance brought together for the first time a unique group of grandchildren - the sev/- en of '47. From January to November, 1947, a baby was born in each of families of the seven married sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Mescher. Until 1955, this group had never met at onetime. Mr. and Mrs. Mescher had 26 grandchildren, 20 of whom were boys. - o - One of the highest honors at the Iowa State Fair was accorded a Whittemore family. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fuchsen and their children were presented in front of the grandstand and given a plaque as one of the outstanding GI farm families in the state. The Fuchsens represented the 8th district in the contest recognizing the work of Iowa farmers who served in World War n or the Korean conflict and who were improving the place of agriculture in America. Mr. Fuchsen served in the Sea Bees during World War n. - o - Louis Reilly of Algona and Harold Fischer, Sr. of Swea City were announced as two winners of top honors in the swine department at the Iowa State Fair. Reilly took third place with a senior yearling Poland China boar and Fischer, showing Hamp- shires, won the grand champion sow award. - o Dick, second son of Mr. and Mrs, E. E. Robinson, Algona, fell from his bicycle and fractured his arm just above the elbow, - o - That loud clang everyone heard was the mercury in the thermometers in the area dropping from 101 to 45 degrees. The variation of 56 degrees seemed to be the first indication fall was on its way. - o John and Alvlna Fuhr, Fenton, sold the Home Cafe in Fenton to Leo Roy of Ringsted. Mr, and Mrs. Fuhr had been owners and operators of the cafe for seven years. •, o - Doris Nielsen, Seneca, was hostess at a reunion of her classmates, the class of '52, at her home. Enjoying the courtesy were Dorothy Oftedahl, LeAnn Olsen, Mary Lou Klocko, Robert Reutzel and Dick Looft. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Boettcher and children, Lakota, andAlvin's mother, Mrs. Henry Boettcher, returned home from California where they visited the Clarence Boettcher family at Mountain View. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ted DeBoer,Titonka, were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Art Rode on a trip to Colorado and points west. They planned to be gone 10 days. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hansen and family, Uvermore, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gugisvery of Renwick went to Swea City to attend the 25th wedding annivensarynof Mr. and Mrs.JyM-RftSPiusseji, Mr. Rasmussen was Mrs. Hansen's brother. - o - Norma Jean Reding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reding, Bode, was the winner of the 4-H style review contest at the Kossuth County Fair. Miss Reding, a member of the Riverdale Rustlers Unit One 4-H club, was 17 and a senior in high school. - o - The Idle Hour club met with Mrs. Harold Nelson, Lone Rock, with Mrs. Myrtle Krause assisting. President of the club was Mrs. Fred Tigges. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Reising and sons, Wesley, returned home FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOtNES August 30, 1945 - o Mrs, Elizabeth Matera of Wesley may not have held the championship for grandchildren In the armed forces of the United States but she could have given anyone a good race for the title. Mrs. Matern had 11 grandsons, three granddaughters, and one son of her own in the service. - o - After a setback from rainy, cold weather, temperatures had started to climb with a high one day of 94 degrees. The low for the week was 51. - o Two Hurt young men had been awarded the bronze star medal for heroic and meritorious achievement in the army. They were Howard N. Chipman, second lieutenant, son of E. 0. Chipman, and Lawrence Chipman, private first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Chipman. - o An ad that appeared In the "Miscellaneous" section on the Want Ad page: "NEED SOME TIRES? I have five new airplane tires, tubes and rims for sale. Can be used on your car. Howard L. Platt, ph. 846, Algona." - o The new wheel chair recently purchased by the Ernest Merkle Post of the American Legion at LuVerne had arrived and was being used by Junior Giddlngs who had an operation that necessitated his being in a cast for 3 months. - o- Alvena Louise Miller had written friends In Algona that she has sprained the ligament In one leg and had been unable to get around. She hurt herself while clearing up some branches left after trees had been trimmed. The accident happened six months after she fell and broke an arm on icy steps. Fortunately, she had recovered sufficiently to take up her teaching and was expected In Algona shortly. - o V-J Day brought over 1,000 long distance calls In Algona as compared with 600 calls on an average business day prior to Pearl Harbor. Servicemen returning from overseas called home the first thing and government business required many additional calls. Coupled with a general civilian increase In longdistance calls, the "hello" girls had a run for their money. FIND YOUR NEW IDENTITY WHEN RETIREMENT COMES Vferritt H. Hanson, a railroad job as a plant worker, got a an automobile salesman. Eunice Swanson, a bookkeeper for a retail lumber firm, retired against her will at 60, went to work for a tax lawyer. Cliff W. Nichols, retired from a rubber plant job, chose not to stretch a point. He set up in his garage a lawn-mower shop . . . renting, repairing, sharpening. When the grass season surrendered to winter he did, too. He went off to Sarasota, Florida, until spring came again. Walter T. King, supervisor in a department store, retired ind took an Insignificant job as receptionist in a large travel agency. He held it six months, learned the ropes, then opened a small travel agency in his home. Something to do does not necessarily mean • job that you are paid for and since you have your pension it does not have to concern money at all. The second positive angle of retirement is that you must be important. One of the major ailments of retirement, once there is enough money to live on, can be wrapped up in two phrases: a lost ol recognition, and a loss of importance. Whatever you have done for your living, there was • precious piece of dignity and recognition to it. In our complex society you were not just Joe Smith. You were an inspector in Plant 5 ... You were with the Super Super Company . . . You were an assistant to Mr. Jones in the accounting Department . . . You were the Shipping Foreman. You were something first, and somebody next. Do you remember how it always is, when you are introduced to a person, you And out what he does before you can pronounce his name? With retirement this identity is lost. But all tied in with that identity is your importance. As an assistant to Mr. Jones you were the best one he ever had. And Plant 5 never saw an inspector as smart as you. It you ran the elevator or swept floors, gave the orders or counted the cash, you —to you— were a vitally important cog. That is one of the great blessings human nature showers upon us all ... this conviction that we are important. But for most people this importance has attached almost exclusively to the job. Along with the identity, the importance is lost too when retirement comes. You must sally forth and get a new supply of both. The world is crying for you to do it. N.w aOlPXN YIMi It-lMft ftMMti ««v (•«« t* P» P I. ACROSS 1. Robust 8. Olio of two equal fcUnivettdty founded in 1701: pow. 30. Aroma* Usanet, 1*. African antelope: var. 14. Quick look* J6. Greek letter 17. Earth M •.goddess 18. Coven for the eyes 21. Puts off, uto fain time 24. Gaelic 35. Moslem ruler** wife 27. Shakespeare's river 29. City: Denmark 32. Presage 34. Woods. man's tool 35.3.1416 38. Fidgeting about 30. Performers 42. Glacial ridges 43. Depart 44. Michigan city 45. Pair 46. Position In bridge DOWN l.Shake- •peartan tragedy 2. Crimean rivet 3. Thin 4. Verbid ending 5. House: Scot 6.FUM T.Danlih weight 8. Leaves of ferns 9. Burglars: •1. 11. Drench 13. Topmost •tones of arches 15. Prison coin* part- tnent 18. Unas- pirated consonant 26. Persia 22. Old musical Instrument 23. Actor: Alfred — 26. Appends 27. Dismay: var. 28. Uttered 80. Wise man 31. Put forth effort 83. Blundered 37. Joseph's nephew 38. Wife of Osiris 40. Greek letter 41. Eggs 44. iron: sym. 7Z\ i i \l 59 IB 13 w 10 37 31 Mrs. D. B. Mayer and Barbara of Ledyard accompanied Lillian Kvamsalde of Swea City to Seneca to spend the day at the Albert Cody home at a quilting party. Bertha Solberg of Ringsted and Anna Marie Mitchell, her mother and sister of Fenton, were also guests. - o LaRue Culbertson, Seneca, suffered a long gash on one leg just above the ankle. She and her brother were cutting burrs at the home of an uncle near Burt and she stepped into the path of a knife as it was swung by one of her cousins. A clamp on the wound was necessary and she was forced to remain quiet for several days. LaRue was the daughter of the Merle Culbertsons, Fenton. Mrs. Louis Braatz, Whittemore, and daughters Mrs. Clyde Gingerich, Dorothy and Ruth Braatz, and Eldora Maahs enjoyed a picnic at the Call Park at Algona in honor of Dorothy Braatz who was leaving for Westgate where she would teach in a parochial school. - o - Maurice Thompson, Algona, left for Miami and expected to remain there for six or seveni months. He reported his work in the medical corps as very Interesting _ _ Among several Swea Cityans who had gone to northern Minnesota for the duration of the hay fever season were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keine. _ P I Bfe • •• >9 *•• wwvvi wja INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs 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 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 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 ^v^v^vt^sTCs^MiTOPSi^Mi^Qiv^i^^iw OPTOMETRIST! 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. n ro jpractor iSksVSMMBMI 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 ****mVM*M Credit Bureau of Kossuth County CoUectrite Service FactbiU Reports INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC, Donald V, Gwt Phone 2V5-2MO Bos 875 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore It. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D, Physician & Surgeon IT. ' Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 -.^ . , Phone 295-2395 DEAN F. KOOB, M.O, Physicians & S % No. pp4 g e, Office Phone Residence Phone 295-59.17

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