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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 23, 1965
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4-Alpena (le.) Upp*r DM MornM Thursday, Sept. 73, 1965 tipper Be$TOome$ PROBLEMS OF THE AMISH Being unorthodox in anything can lead to many problems. So it is with the Amish, who while minding their own business, find that in so doing they run afoul of man-made laws, one of them being the question of schools. The Amish are basically law-abiding citizens who mind their own affairs in iheir own circles and in their own way within the ifructure of their own particular religious beliefs. But this doesn't always coincide with the rules and regulations that have been written Into low over many years. They operate their own grade schools with teachers of their own selection. But the teachers do not always have a required certificate that meets with approval of the State Deportment of Public Instruction. So the Amish get in hot water, and some of their men leaders have been hauled into court and fined and face various other legal troubles. It Is probably true that state education law* have to meet with general conformity, yet one can feel a twinge of conscience with regard to the Amish. Who can tell — who knows — whether their grade school teachers can educate as well as other personnel? Perhaps they cannot. But it does seom that differences could be ironed out without taking court action, and using jails and fines in the process. It might be well to remember that this very nation was founded by people who did not wish to conform to laws and edicts in which they did not believe, and who wanted only freedom to live and worship as they taw fit, and to be left alone. PRETTY COSTLY The largest exhibitors at the New York World's Fair have finally got around to figuring costs. From their visitor attendance figures in their various pavilions, and the costs of erecting and maintaining their pavilions, they have figured that it cost the corporations between $1 and $4 for each person that went through their buildings. Thats a pretty high percentage cost for advertising I Life insurance is the only thing a man buys on the installment plan that his wife doesn't have to finish paying for when he dies — The Hudson Herald. • .:;. * * * Locomotives with bodies made of plastic Instead of steel are being produced in Czech- osolvakia. The new material reduces the weight of the units from 6,600 pounds to 3,600. HIE. Call Street-rPh. 295-3535-Algona, Iowa Zip Code 80511 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 Single Copies ~ « SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance. Semi weekly S8-00 No subscription leu than. 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS HOW ABOUT THE OUTGO? Fort Dodge Messenger — While it's good news that more than $1 million will be coming into this area in mid-September in retroactive Social Security payments for 28,250 persons, there is another aspect to the situation which is not so encouraging. A reader has suggested that we chart the outgo of payments from the 11-county area as well as listing the sums which will be paid in Social Security checks. He has a point. All wage earners will be paying more in Social Security deductions in the months and years ahead. The present schedule makes that certain and there is evidence that this schedule will have to be stepped up in the future. Barren's Weekly has some disturbing calculations for those who may be rejoicing at the prospects of happy days ahead under the new and expanded status of our Social Security setup, particularly for those who have most of their working lives ahead of them. A worker entering the sytem at the age of 18, Barren's calculates, will contribute and have contributed for him money which, with Interest, will havo grown to $84,430 by the time of his retirement. If he lives to age 79, he will collect a total of $25,802 in benefits. However, the Barren example goes on, had the same money been applied to a policy with a private Insurance company, It would have earned him a monthly annuity of $634, whereas under Social Security he will receive a maximum of $312. This is the prospect as It now shapes up. Considering the possibility — indeed the virtual certainty — that the system will grow and become more expensive as time goes on, the young worker moving into the world of affairs today or tomorrow can expect his tax to increase well beyond the present projection. If he lives long enough he will, of course get part of it back, assuming our social system survives the fiscal strains it is being subjected to. But at best, he never can hope to get even. • * <• CONG. GROSS & POVERTY Congressman H. R. Gross Newsletter — The Washington bureaucrats continue to dream up new ways to spend your tax dollars for the alleged purpose of assisting the poverty stricken. Here are a few more exam- pteii. .' V **'-•*'* ~; .: " ;-./(Tht il4)j. ;,Conference of Mayori received a grant of $86,541 from poverty funds lest than three weeks after criticism of the "war on poverty" broke out at the annual convention of the organization. Purpose of the grant was to bring big city mayors to Washington for "off-the-record consultations" with officials of the office of Economic Opportunity, Are the big cities of the United States so bankrupt they cannot finance meetings to dli- cuss the subject of poverty? Or Is this an attempt on the part of the Office of Economic Opportunity to buy off the criticism of the mayors? A group of "Interested taxpayers" advises me that In their small community In Iowa, 13 children are participating in the so- called Head Start program. To the best of their knowledge, none of the children could be classified as under privileged. Their parents are not poverty stricken, I am told, and one of the families has a private swimming pool. A recent visitor to Iowa as a "consultant" for the Head Start program was Dr. Bernlce Bergman of Michigan State University. She is one of a horde of "consultants" hired by the Office of Economic Opportunity. Her salaryt $50 a day, plus transportation, plus $16 per diem for "expenses," In a "make work" program In Arizona, $1.2 million of poverty funds went to th« wrong people. Some 600 young people wer« recruited for a highway beautificatlon program, and had qualified according to poverty war standards. However, these 600 had to be laid off because the money went to 900 others who had been hired without regard to whether they qualified for poverty programs. Many of the 900 were from comfortably fixed families. * * * When the mail was raced across the country by horseback there were 190 pony express stations. by C. D. Smith Her Parents Don't Trust Her 60 TO THE WITH THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I am utmost 13, and am not allowed out after dark I wasn't really i happy when I found out that my j parents don't trust me. 1 can tell • by the way they act. I am not allowed to stay overnight with 1 my girlfriend unless her brother isn't there My parents won't even let rne stay with her if her i parents are home They don't like the kids 1 run around with. They might not trust me, yet they sure trust my sister. They let her V,o to the drive-in with a boy. by themselves 1 think my parents could trust me just a little. Ol'K KEH.Y: At almost 13. you are only 12- and your parents are obliged to provide par- ental guidance and supervision. If they permitted you to go where you pleased, do as you pleased, you could be certain of one thing; they were either shirking responsibility or didn't care what happened to you. When parents say "no" H is not merely because they don't "trust" their children. Your parents do not let you go out after dark because you really have no business being out at night. The thought that you might do something "wrong" is perhaps secondary to the possibility that something might happen to you. And, your parents are responsible for your welfare, both legally and morally Your parents supervise your activities because tljey care for you; sou should be happy about this situation 11 you have a l«»na?» ptobt«m ygu wont (o d>*cufc:> or aa observation to make addie». vour Ulltr lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. THANK- TOUT KV YOU PlPN T SAV f— & OUT OF UNDFORSLfe from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Black Friday, caused by the "gold corner", was September 24, 1869. Civil war broke out in China, September 24, 1924. The Bill of Rights was adopted by Congress, September 25, 1789. Columbus .sighted land, September 25, 1492. Thomas Jefferson was appointed first Secretary of State, September 26, 1789. General HoWe's British forces occupied Philadelphia, September 27, 1771. The first Liberty Ship was launched, September 27, 1941. Balboa claimed the Pacific in name of his "sovereigns", the "Monarchs of Castile," September 28, 1513. Daladier, Mussolini, Hitler and Chamberlain met at Munich, September 29, 1938. York, Pennsylvania became the national capital, September 30. 1777. The siege of Yorktown, Va., began, September 30, 1781. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 22, 1955 - o - Western Buyers of Algona bought the grand champion barrow at the 1955 National Barrow Show held at Austin, Minn. The price was $4.50 per pound, and the animal, which weighed 220 Ibs., brought $990 to Oscar W. Anderson who raised it. The purchase was made by Lowell Smith, Algona, for the firm. - o Three Algonans announced their candidacy for the office of mayor in Algona. They were Dr. C.C. Shierk, Charles Wagner and Bill Becker. A fourth, Frank Vera, was considering the race. - o - Milton Peterson of the Swea City area suffered a badly injured hand when combining oats. He was cleaning out the rollers and had the misfortune to cut the tip of several fingers on his left hand. He was given medical attention and it was found necessary to amputate the tips of two fingers. - o From Odds and Ends: "Grady Phillips and several friends returned from a hunting trip to Wyoming ... 'We got'em, too,' said Grady, claiming four ante- tope and five deer." - o - Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rippentrop, Titonka, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Ricklefs of Algona to Woman's Lake, Minn, to get in a little fishing. Mrs. Paul Thacker was staying at the Rippentrop home caring for the children. - o There was an unusual traffic jam for the town of Sexton when things broke down at the elevator. Loaded trucks were lined up bumper to bumper on both of Sexton's streets. Since it was impossible to catch up with the rush, Manager Wilford Ward, with the aid of his wife, served the stranded drivers lunch at noon. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Steward of Burt received a letter from Uieir son. Eugene, who was on an aircraft carrier with the Navy, that he had been selected to attend a special school in electronics. The ship was in the Hong Kong area, and he was being flown to Ft. Monmouth, N. J. He was the only one from his division selected for the course. - o Mrs. Henry Kubly, LuVerne, won the sweepstakes prize on her entry of bread at the Clay County Fair at Spencer with a first prize in white bread and second prize in whole wheat bread, - o Mrs. Earl Miller of Portland twp. had a very painful experi- ence when she burned her foot badly with hot tomatoes - infection set in and she had been getting about with a carpet slipper on the sore foot. - o - Mrs. Robert Wonderley, Livermore, entertained members of the Deal and Chat club at her home. High prize went to Mrs. Keith Logue, second high to Mrs. Leonard Wilson and consolation to Mrs. Donald Armstrong. - o - Eugene Radlg, Fenton, left to resume his studies at the University of Iowa at Iowa City. Eugene was a senior. During the summer months he had been employed at Glacier National Park, Mont. - o - Mrs. Sophie Ellsworth, Lakota, fell from a step-ladder while working outdoors and broke her wrist. She was In the Buffalo Center hospital for several days. - o - Four Algona high students had been selected to compete for scholarships offered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The students, representing the top 5% of their class, were Jeri Kae Voigt, Dick Vipond, Cheryl Vanderwaal and Sandra Shumway. - o - Irvlngton Homemakers Club opened their club year with a tea at the home of the president, Mrs. Howard Raney, with Mrs. John Schnakenberg and Mrs. Wayne Wickwire assisting. Mrs. J. C. Mawdsley and Mrs. Nygaard gave the programs. OFFICE SUPPLIES — Business forms, office furniture, filing equipment and supplies, at The Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona, across from new Municipal parking lot. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 20, 1945 - o - Bob Harrington, Algona attorney and major in the U. S. Army, arrived home after a plane ride of almost halfway around the world. Major Harrington was flown to the states from Teheran, Iran, where he had been attached to Persian Gulf Command for 11 months. His trip by air took him across north Africa to Casablanca, then to the Azores, Newfoundland and New York. - o The State Conservation Commission had notified conservation officers and agencies authorized to sell licenses that pending an official decision, all servicemen would enjoy free hunting and fishing privileges in the State of Iowa. The privilege Included both state and non-state residents. - o - An "old home week" reunion by two local boys on Okinawa had been reported. Harold Sabin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sabin, Irvington, wrote that he had seen and visited Fritz Nielsen, son of Mr, and Mrs. Alex Nielsen, Algona. The boys discovered they were only about nine miles apart on the island. A third friend, Bob Geigel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geigel, was about 15 miles from Sabin and Nielsen, but had been unable to find or contact them. - o - Eunice Krause, who had been employed in a'jewelry store in Des Moines, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause, Fenton. Eunice was to start working at the James drug store in Algona in a few days. - o - Robert Volgt arrived in Burt from Amarillo, Texas where he had received his discharge from the army. His brother, Mar• tity 1 • ; whom' 'he "had • not '• seen for four years,' was also home after receiving his r'elease from the armed services. - o Ted Herbst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Herbst, Algona, left for Minneapolis where he was making plans to enroll in the University. He had been playing with an orchestra at Mason City during the summer. Because of possible army induction, it had been difficult for him to make definite plans. - o - Diane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kleinpeter, Wesley, returned home from the Mercy hospital. She submitted to an appendectomy the first of the week. Diane was an 8th grader in the parochial school. - o - Pvt. Arlowe Blome and Pvt. Herbert Beenken arrived inLed- yard to spend a 15-day furlough with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blome and Mr. and Mrs. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. Prussian town 4. Demand, as payment 7. Fanner's planting 8. On top 10. Gardea supply store item 11. Only 12. William Bonnoy's nemesea 14. Thin cushion 16. Like 17. Flit 20. Chinese measure 21. Afternoon receptions 24. Gloomy 26. Division of a book 28. Small part 30. Diplomacy S3. Jewish month 34. Flourished 36. Music note 37. Marsh 39. Muzzle- loading adjunct 42. Methuselah's grandson 45. Nourishment 46. Oriental river 47. Trees 48. Escape: si. 49. Bibbed fabric DOWN 1. God of love 2. Lichen 3. Celerity 4. Millpond 5. Shoshonean 6. Standard 7. Selected 9. Rings, as bells 12. Actor: O'Brien 13. Old- fashioned piece of needlework 15. Bind 18. Nonsense! 19. Allowance for waste 22. Perform 23. Low grade tobacco 25." pro nobis" 27. Melody 28. Peck 29. Hard, black wood 31. Lumps of earth 32. Lincoln's boy 35. Thin, brittle cookie aann msaraa raawaata MMfflHB CIIIWM 8 win m 38. Thing aimed at 40. Burrowing animal 41. Frolic 43. Wing 44. Drone li 16 28 33 37 to 29 Al 4* 22 39 48 23 34 43 17 27 44 13 34 39 18 4? 41 49 30 40 14 IS 4t 20 41 3t> 15° THE GOLDEN YEARS $8,000 FOR AN APARTMENT IN SON'S HOUSI? . . - MAYBE e have "bout decided to spend $8,000 to build an apartment onto the home of our married son, and then move into it for our retirement . . . ." But the man is worried about it. So is his wife. "I will be retiring early next year," he says. "My total income will be about $340, and if I should die my wife would end up with •bout $170 a month. We don't own a home, but we have savings of close to $14,000. "On our $340 income we could not rent quarters as nice as the $8,000 apartment would be. My wife would fare worse on her $170. Also we like the idea of being so close to our son and the grandchildren. Our worries lie in the fact we will be surrendering over half of our savings and we •ren't sure we could ever get the money back, and in the warning that retired parents have no business living under the same roof with their children " Under the arrangements being discussed with the son and his wife, the parents would occupy the apartment free for life. They would not have to pay any utility bills. They would furnish the apartment with their own furnishings—refrigerator, stove, everything. "Our son and his wife aren't looking for profit on our arrangement. And of course we aren't," the man says. "But there are definite advantages for both parties This retired couple may have • splended deal in the works. But before you, or anybody, makes such a deal, you should go down the following list and check off each item to your satisfaction because few allowances are made for people who have lived for 65 years to be stupid: 1. Get a firm contract on construction of the apartment to make sure it will be built, no matter 'what, for the $8,000 price, and will be completed by a cer. tain date. 2. Kiss the $8,000 good-by, because when you have added im. provements to somebody else's real estate title you seldom can make a legal claim against it. 3. Since you are, in effect, making your son $8,000 richer, make sure any other children you have know what's up ... and approve. 4. Do all you can to design the apartment as a first-floor addition to the side or rear of the house and not an upstairs arrangement. The stairs may not matter now, but they will in 10 years. ' 5. Make sure the apartment is complete within itself, with bath, kitchen etc., and that it is fully isolated from the son's family. 6. Is there any chance that the son might be transferred out of town on his job and want to sell the house? If so, don't take a chance with your $8,000. 7. In this written agreement, have a clause guaranteeing your status in the apartment in case your son should die and his wife remarries. Naturally this is not going to happen—but it does. And new husbands don't think much of their predecessor's parents. 8. Have a general understand, ing with the son and his wife that both parties will come and go as they please, will look in on each other only on occasion, and will lead separate and independent lives. New GOLDEN YEARS 3t-pag* booklet now ready. S»nd Me in coin to D CSPSi car* ol thb newspaper, to _-_ 1872, Grand Central Station. New York 17. N.Y. > Dept. to Ion Warner Beenken. Both boys were in Camp Livingston, La. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hagg and children, LaVonne, Franklin, and Alvin visited Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zlnnel at Rodman for a day. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schmitt, Algona, had a birthday dinner for the former's mother, Mrs. Theresa Schmitt of Whlttemore, who celebrated her 88thbirthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmitt, Mrs. Laura Brogan and Bonnie, Mrs. Stanley Brogan and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thill and Gene of Whlttemore. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs 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 Mod T» One-Stop Insurance Service Busin* - 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 KMKWSfBIGKmMSIQMf 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. Chiropractor «909MSfSM5mP5M0 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 MISCELLANEOUS 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 2 N. Dodge Ph. 2S5-2831 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 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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