The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 9, 1965 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 9, 1965
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4—Algeria (la.) Upper DM Mein** Thurtdey, S*pt. 9, 1965 OPPORTUNITY! WHAT IS IT I It used to be thot when you wanted something, you worked to earn it. And there ore still consistent openings for people wanting to work and willing to work after they ret a job. But the current program is to stage a riot to get it given to you at someone else's expense. If your father or grandfather lost his job, he took whatever work he could get, and he went to where there was work if necessary, perhaps even walking. Now, hordes of relief "clients" refuse o job unless it is to their liking, and they demand the job be brought to them at their convenience. This nation was built by immigrants who jaw in the United States a land of opportunity, an opportunity for which they were willing to struggle to reach. And they carved homes and respectability for themselves by dint of their own efforts. They would have scorned the false idea of "something for nothing." Now it seems to be a universal ambition. It sometimes took a lifetime of work and saving for a family to conserve a little surplus and feel a taste of security. Now mobs of people demand they be given it, out of the earnings of someone else and with no effort on their own part. "Minority groups" all over the earth seem to think the world owes them everything they want, including in our own country. But the real minority groups whose rights no one seems to be considering are the taxpayers and decent citizens — who may have been pampering and underwriting false concepts altogether too long. YES - WE NEED MORE HOUSING A recent meeting of the Algona Industrial Development Corp. was devoted to the subject of housing — or lack of it — in Algona. j To summarize, Algona needs more homes, more housing units, a fact agreed upon by all present. As was pointed out, providing places for people to live is in itself industry of a sort. In Algona's situation, numerous instances were given of families that might have lived here if they could have found a good home. It was strongly brought out that If more homes were available, they would be quickly rented or purchased. Perhaps the meeting will result in some concrete efforts to relieve"the shortage. More homes are badly needed. * * * Almost any efficiency expert can speed up another man's business — Neola Gazette- .Reporter. JUganzt 111E. Call Street— Ph. 29S4S3S— Algona. IflWt _ Zip Code 60511 _ _^___ Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DBS 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 Slnjde Copiei We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advance. Semi weekly fB.OO No cutxcripUon lest than. 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST SHE LEFT SOMETHING Several weeks ago this newspaper chronicled the death of a Burt woman, Ruth E. Hodgson, at the age of 67. It was some years bock that Miss Hodgson first came to the Upper Des Moines office in search of help with a printed program she wished to have for a recital by her music pupils. It was not a big printing job, but it was an important event in the life of the young music pupils, and we tried to do the occasion justice. At regular intervals thereafter, Miss Hodgson visited us concerning recital programs. She was a graduate of Coe College, and lived in Burt all her life with the exception of her college years. In addition to her musk classes, for years she was in charge of the music at the Burt Presbyterian church. During her lifetime, Miss Hodgson taught many and many a youngster to appreciate and express music, a part of life that each one of her pupils will enjoy for many years. And so, without the elements of modern publicity or the quest for worldly goods and fame, Miss Hodgson left something of herself beneficially in many a home of the area. It Is worth thinking about. ONE WORTHWHILE IDEA While there Is dubious value to numerous current projects being pushed by the federal government, and generous handouts are being made In all directions, one that certainly is in the federal scope of action and Is needed for the general good, is the matter of saline water conversion — the ability to make drinkable water out of sea water. The nation Is running short of water in many sectors, and only the federal government is big enough to do something about it. When federal funds are spent in developing a necessity of life such as good water, the money Is not entirely wasted. And that's more than we can say about some other projects. TOO MANY STUDENTS Walter Mlckelion In Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel — We never cease to be amazed by the sacrifices and efforts that parents make to send their young people through college and university. They scrimp and save and do without many things they badly need to help their yfcung* people gefti college .education ^ . Many hqy» " Bver had fhe ad vantage-of, higher education and that Is why they work ' so hard to give their sons and daughters the advantages they missed. You would think these young people would work equally hard to make good records and show their parents their apprecla- • tion by their efforts. Unfortunately In far too many cases this Is not true. Go to many colleges and universities today and you will find that many of the boys and girls have become sleazy beatniks. They dress like slovenly slobs, the boys wearing goatees and sideburns and the girls wearing their hair long and uncombed and both dressed in overall pants. Often they walk around barefoot and as though they are poverty-stricken bums from the slums. If there was any courage or character left in the faculty they would send these beatniks back to their rooms to dress properly and if they persisted, send them home to stay. The trouble Is that there are just too many young people going to college these days. Many who are going to the university and college should be driving delivery trucks, sitting on a corn planter or developing their muscles digging ditches. We are suffering under a great Illusion In this country. We believe that everyone should go to college or the university and walking down the halls will somehow give them an education and hope some of the university polish and education will wear off on them. Then if they will sit In bull sessions at beer parlors and/or expose themselves to radical speeches In the leftwlng halls, they will grow In knowledge. As a result these floods of students are bursting the walls of the schools and forcing us to build palaces of education where much of the time is spent in dimming diamonds and polishing pebbles. * » * Ten million attend conventions yearly. FOK AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith All Boys Want To Got Married! EVERV GUV DATTE GET MARRIED THE WEEK'S LETTEB: "Help me if you can! I am just a plain, ordinary girl, so why do 1 have this problem and what can I do? I don't have many dates, but when I do, ouch! It seems every guy I date falls in love with me. It happens every time. After about three dates they begin to talk marriage. I am only seventeen and don't want to get married so soon in life. I want a career, but the boys only think I am being silly. The boy I am now dating says he loves me and wants to get married. I told him he would have to wait. He said he could, and would. I hate to keep hurting boys because I want them to like me, but if all I get is proposals, I think I had better leave them all alone. Please help me!" OUR REPLY: A line of girte from here to Shanghai would like to trade places with you. Whtt'f your problem? Do you think you "hurt" • boy when you tell him you don't love him and dont want to get married? Would you marry every boy that asked you (if it were legal) rather than hurt his feelings? You have no problem, unless you lead boys along, giving them the idea you are more serious than you are, and then chop them down when it pleases you to do so. You are wrong if you give the current boy any hope when you have no intentions of marrying him, even if he waited -ten years. Be honest with him. Tell him marriage just isn't in your present plans. II you bov« a tt*aag* piebUm you waal to di»cu»i. ei aa obftivation to mok». additu Your l«tl*r io FOR AND heavy Hereford baby beef at the Kossuth County Fair, The animal was sold to Wilson & Co. for $22 per 100 Ibs. - o - A new one-story frame building, 50 x 80 was being constructed by W.C. Taylor for his implement business adjacent to the Algona Flour & Feed bldg, on So. Phillips street. Mr.Taylor had been conducting his business in the basement of the feed company building for the past several years. 10 YEARS "It's • sort of t fire s»le If I don't mtkt t gile. .. I'm flr«d. " m WIDEN YEARS PUT THIS IN A COMPUTER AND SEE WHAT YOU'LL GET It's about time for somebody to 1 knock down the notion that only highly educated young people are now flt to run the world. Ralph W. Smathers, a recently retired executive, thinks he can do it. "A lot of inane conversation," he says, "Is leading the country to believe that the technological developments of recent years have left people in their 50's and 60's hopelessly behind. Some business spokesmen, and even a U.S. cabinet officer, have implied that the older people have such meager and such outmoded education they had just about as well get on out of the way and let the college kids take over. "Well, that's pretty cute when you consider that most of the whiz-kids are taking their orders from oldsters who never looked inside a computer — and don't have to." Mr. Smathers says a good many young Intellectuals think the technological revolution is new, and that they discovered it. "While as a matter of fact the man who is now age 65 has been traveling with it all his life." "Take the delivery man with his horse and dray. Think what a crisis he faced when the gasoline truck came along. But he adapted to the contraption and survived. Just as the blacksmith adapted to the garage, and the buggy salesman to the used car lot. "And nobody went around claiming these, 'victims' of tech-, nological prpgreM were outd«t« and'snbttia r bT'clst'aslde . . ."" Mr. Smathers believes thi changes a person now 65-years-olt has lived through in bis or her lifetime are about as profound as hose taking place now. "They didn't have all the electronic ubes and flashing lights, and were not so complex," he says, 'but they were dramatic. And we [earned to conquer them. "The person now in the 60's has gone from the horse and wagon to the train, to the automobile, to busses, to flying machines, to super-highways, and to jets. What transition! "That same person has gone from oil lamps to electricity, from gramophones to television, from ice boxes to freezers, from pasteboards fans to air conditioning, from crepe de Chine to nylon, from stovewood to gas. "And do you remember the bookkeeper with his green eyeshade, his bottle of ink, and fine Spencerian hand? Reflect on the drama that typewriters and office machines brought to him. And what about the hand-set printer when the linotype came along? "Don't "tell me any nonsense about people who have conquered all these things not being able to conquer a computer." A fallacy in the yak-yak about anybody past age 45 now being outdated, according to Mr. Smathers, is the idea that a modern man has to understand the technological changes. Some people do, in order to build and operate them. But everybody else just uses them. "Probably fewer than one per cent of all people understand a modern eight-cylinder auto, or the workings of an electric 'light. But does it matter? We know where to buy them 'and ' get them repaired know how to use them and we M«w QOIDDI TEAM M-MV* bo«kUt •ow rwody. fend SOc fat rain (no . to D.p«. CSH Vox 1172. Oraad N«w Ywk 17. *.Y. ABOUT TEENAGE COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SEBVICE. FRAN*- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 6, 1945 - o - , A total of 307 students were enrolled in Algona high school, smaller than 1944, with 122 students enrolled In junior high. St. Cecelia's Academy had a total enrollment of 300 students. - o - German and Italian prisoners of war would like to remain in this country, it was revealed when information was received that a Congressional committee was unofficially investigating the sentiments of U.S. citizens regarding the matter. Just how many P. 0. W.'s might be allowed to remain was not explained - and it did not appear likely that anything would come of the P.O.W, lobby for a place in the American scheme of things. - o - Total paid admissions to the Kossuth County Fair at the gate totaled 6,111, and the grandstand, 3,455. The board announced they expected to have a couple of thousand dollars over and above expenses to pay some of the past creditors, in part, at least. - o - Mrs. Stanley Black, Burt, entertained at a dinner in honor of her brother, Pvt. Max Schrader, who had returned from Europe. Other guests included Mrs. C. H. Schrader, Mrs. C.V. Schrader and the Will Schrader family of Lone Rock. - o Mrs. C. H. Newel and Mrs. G. B. Johnson, Fenton, took LaVonne Newel to Hartley where she was to start teaching school. Mrs. E. J. Frank and Mrs. Howard Rabey took Barbara Frank to Eagle Grove where she assumed her teaching duties. - o Betty Lou Towue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Towne, Algona, left for Appleton, Wis., where she was to have charge of speech pathology in 8 elementary schools. She graduated from the University of Iowa in the summer and spent a summer session there working on her master's degree. - o The Ledyard community was hit hard by a hail storm. Much sweet corn and field corn was damaged. Windows in the Grant area took a beating with 60 in the Grant Consolidated school broken. A very heavy rain also fell and many fields had much water standing in them. - o Brenda Wood, 14-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood, LuVerne, fell from a staircase and broke her hip. She was taken to the Kossuth hospital where she was coming along very nicely. - o The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Bormann, St. Joe, was baptized Albert Alvin in St. Joseph's church by Rev. George Theobald, Sponsors were Helen Bormann and Albert Bormann. - o- Eight members of the Alpha Psi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi spent a few days at Clear Lake. The committee who made arrangements consisted of Mary Frances Carney, chm., Jean Miner, Roberta Miller, Valeria Butts and Ardeen Sampson. Others attending were Rosalie Swanson, Buena Potter and Ruth Butts, « o - Cpl. Bud Kutshara, Wesley, arrived home after having re- received his honorable discharge from the service. He had served 4 years and 11 months, 3 5 months of it over seas in the European war zone, - o Sam Smith's lunch room in Algona was sold to Audry Frye of Algona. The Smiths had been in the restaurant business here for 18 years. They had no definite plans for the future but did intend to remain in Algona. John Coady, Burt young man, was pictured with his champion AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 8, 1955 - o - Everybody, including the weatherman, got ready for the coming football season. The period featured warm days and pigskin temperatures at night. High for the week was 88 and low 41 degrees. - o - A bond issue of $544,600 was recommended by the Algona Citizens School Committee and it advised that a vote take place before Thanksgiving. There was to be an addition to the Bryant school, an addition of 7 classrooms to Lucia Wallace school, construction of a new grade school on the east side and the purchase of a new elementary and high school site. - o - Elmer Petersen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Petersen, Lone Rock, who had been editor and publisher of the Kanawha Reporter, was to leave for Ann Arbor, Mich., where he accepted a position with publications issued by the University of Michigan. - o - Barbara Bourne, Karen Shirley, Nancy Kain and Sharon Powers were selected from a field of 16 candidates to act as cheerleaders for the 1955-56 athletic season at Algona high school. Darlene Skogstrom was named as alternate. "I! Ui.' ! Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Seger, Liver more, sold their locker plant to Gerald Sprong of Rodman. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Hoeppner, Lakota, were hosts to a picnic supper, the guests being members of a Neighborhood club. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dontje were honored guests of the evening in observance of their wedding anniversary. Others present were the Maynard White, Arlowe Blome, Kenneth Busch, Don Krause and Roy Hinz families. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wilberg and family, Seneca, Mr. and Mrs. John Johannesen and Ronnie and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft and David gathered at the Morris Johannesen home near Swea City and surprised Mrs. Morris Johannesen on her birthday anniversary. - o - A remodeling grand opening was held by Bailey's store at Fenton. A complete interior remodeling was recently completed, enlarging the grrmery and drygoods department space, adding to the meat and vegetable departments and other Interior improvements. Good phoning is only an inch away Your voice is carried most clearly when you speak directly into the telephone with your lips about an inch away. It means better service for you - and for the person listening at the other end of the line. Northwestern Bell in Iowa CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. One-eighth Troy ounce S. Thrash 9. Prectoua stone 10. Hospital employee 11. Part of a doorway 12. Impede 14. Mail! 15. Frontier post 16. Storm-god: Babyl. 17. Fireplace shelves 19. Foot-like part 20. Owned 21. Cry used by golfers 22. Kind of evergreen 25. Teacher's concern 28. Below: naut 27. Mauna 28. Soak flax 29. Forest wardens 33. Biblical king 84. Cover with cement 86. One thousand 86. Ripe, M fruit* 88. Capably 89. Alaskan city 40. Molding 41. Rip . 42. Poet tJOWN 1. European river 2. First stomach of ruminants 3. Warp-yarn 4. Belonging tome 5. Exhibitions 6. Fluff 7. Strange 8. Queer old fellows • 11. Stoppage 12. Maintain 13. Tricks 15. Terror 18. Melt 19. Blue, grass 21. Ensign 22. Billiard stroke 23. Richly ornamental 24. Speck 25. Shell for ice cream 27. Wash 29. More infrequent 30. Live coal 31. Vexed mowa an QHHSISH Haa rarona aaao 32. Foxy 34. Cougar 37. Digit 38. Turkish title 40. Before: prefix '#. 14 11 22 26 IT 33" 3T 23 39 M 31 IB 20 34 15 29 27 10 2* 40 4Z 21 ^ 30 3V 16 31 13 32 From the Sexton news: "It you should see Johnny Kain sitting by a fire on one of his hillsides don't think he is In the dog house. He might be observing an old southern custom of listening to the hounds trailing at night, now that he is boarding a number of coon hounds at his place." - o - Margaret Weber of DesMoines and a friend from Jamaica spent the weekend at the parental N.F. Weber home, Wesley. They attended the wedding and reception of Marlene Bauer and Will Clem- *ents. - o - Betty McVay was honor guest at a farewell party given by Marge Lavrenz at her home in Burt. The time was spent socially, and Mrs, VcVay was presented with a gift. Attending were Ruby Hinckley, Ada McFarland, Sarah Ollom, Lillian Lavrenz and Mrs. Griese. - o Robert and Clarence Metzger, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Metzger of union twp., were home on leave from the Navy. Robert had been in the navy a year, and Clarence, Jr. recently finished boot training at the-Great Lakes. - o A twin baby shower was held at the John Thill home for Mrs. Bob Mayer. 500 was played with Ramona Mayer high and she also received plate prize. Lunch was served by the hostesses. Professional Director^ INSURANCE .10 A. J. (Arnle) Rlcklefs HoSpHalization 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 MEREST 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 — US S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIS 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. ^^H^BM^IV^^B^^B^^B^BB^^B^fll^fll^Mli^fl P(WMP8MWi^WM^wi^ifli^^i^SBPW^^i^^*^^ 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 INVESTOttfs DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC, Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 379 Algona," CARLSQN Fwn» COMPANY JJVi H. Pb. ?9 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 Rf. SCHUTTER, M-0. Residence Phone 295-2335 PEAN F. KOQB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Podge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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