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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 30, 1965
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2-Algono (le.) Upper Des Moines THuridoy, S«pt. 30, 1965 GOOD OLD UNCLE SAM Juan Bosch, a former provident of the Dominican Republic who lost hi? job in one of the internal upheavals that keep Latin politics in frequent ferment, is back in the Dominican Republic, possibly to head up a coalition form of government there He had been in exile. While he ruled, he seemed 1o have the support of the United States. The first thing he did after returning was demand that all our troops get out of the country (most of them had already left except token forces with a peace-keeping crew sponsored jointly by South American countries!, and that the U.S. pay a billion dollars indemnity in connection with the recent revolution. Perhaps Mr. Bosch was kidding. It almost makes one think he must have been. Bui on the other hand he may have heard of the fact that the U.S. Senate had just passed a foreign aid appropriation of over three billion dollars, with nearly two billion of it for economic aid, another billion for military assistance, and the balance for Peace Corps and other programs. Good Old Uncle Sam just can't get over his generous nature and his titantic appropriations for overseas ventures, most of which in recent years have led to insults, friction, theft, misappropriation and even to wars between other nations. All except the Peace Corps project are far past the time of nece- sity brought on by World War ll's aftermath, of some 20 years ago. When will we ever come back to reality? SWANS UNDER SCRUTINY From London, England, comes Interesting news. While the astronauts are circling the earth and nations are hurling threats at each other, the British Wild Fowl Society has not been loafing. They have had 30 experts studying seven types of swans — those swimming birds with the arched necks — and they have discovered that the love life of the swan is not as perfect as supposed. For a long time, swan experts have been of the opinion that a swan mated for life. But the experts, after their research, and many weeks of swan watching, have found that while swans fall in love and go on honeymoons, the groom in many cases abandons his first love and takes another when the next mating season comes around. One of the main differences between this type of research in Great Britain and a similar study as it might develop in the United States, is that in Britain the research is done by a private organization. In our country this might require an appropriation by Congress of several hundred thousand dollars. Upper 39 ta HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa _ Zip Code 50511 _ 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 NATI.ON.AL EDITORIAL A AFFILIATE MEMBER 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 Coptei iOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly 16.00 No subscription leu than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE COST OF CHILDREN Exchange — A widely read magazine says that the average middle class city family will put out $35,000 to take care of each of their children until they become 18. According to those figures, it would take $350,000 to raise a family of ten children. We know of families where there were and are ten children. None of these families spent one- tenth of $350,000 to bring us and to give good care to their children. The cost of raising children has been going up the same as other costs but that higher cost has not checked our baby crop. These $35,000 babies do not turn out so well on an average as do those who are raised In families with modest means of around $3500 a year. The cost of bringing children up to high school graduation has not advanced at an alarming rate. It is the college years lhal have brought the pressure on parents who have to pay the bill. Regardless of the in- cresed college costs, the college enrollment has been advancing at a rapid rate from year to year. Families with a modost Income who have children who they want to send to college must set up a financial program for several years before their youngsters are ready for college or many of the youngsters will not be pormitted to make It. A 'HOT' CANDIDATE Sioux City Tribune — From the Republican standpoint, perhaps the most amazing carryover from the 1964 presidential campaign is the image gained by Ronald Reagan, onetime Iowa radio announcer, then known as "Dutch" Reagan, and later a motion picture star. He leaped to fame during the campaign by virtue of a television address which has been replayed to thousands of ardent Republicans In dozens of meetings since. At this point he Is seriously considered as the probably Republican nominee for governor of California. The Reagan hurdle at the moment is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday of this week in New Haven, Conn., where he will appear at a rally sponsored by the Connecticut Republican Citizens Committee. This Is a strongly conservative group, currently unrecognized by the Republican State Committee. At the same time the former movie Idol Is embroiled in a controversy over an exchange of sweet words with John Rousselot, a national official of Ihe John Birch Society. With this question of the degree of Reagan's conservatism hanging fire, the Septern- ger meeting Is capturing a lot of attention. As an unnamed observer put Its "There Is no question but what his audience will hang on every Reagan word. The question Is whether his words will hang him, as they did Barry Goldwater." Political observers say the event will be well-worth watching. It should be, since it could make or break what is now a hot candidate for high political office. SCHOOL TAXES UP Grundy Center Register — The late Iowa State Legislature increased state aid to schools $18 million in the belief that this aid would reduce local school taxes or at least hold them in check. The Iowa Taxpayers Association with headquarters in Des Moines after checking over school budgets finds that school taxes In general over the state for the coming year will be still higher than they have ever been. If the legislature had not provided this liberal school aid, school taxes would be still much higher. School taxes are going to be higher because it is going to cost more to run the schools. The schools are now going to receive $50 million — an amount the State Department of Education demanded a few years ago. The legislature should not be blamed for the gradual Increase in school tax. It is estimated that Chalk Bluff in Arkansas contains enough chalk to supply the nation for many years. * * * Even If you are on the right track, you likely will get run over if you just tit there — The Adalr News. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith She's 'Out Of Place' At Home MY PARENTS MAKE ME FEEL /XWFUL. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a sister and a brother who live elsewhere. I stay with my parents, which 1 enjoy I have 3 roof over my head, a fine neph-! ew and fine parents. But, some . how I feel "out of place" at I home. I sometimes feel I should ' leave But, 1 don't have anywhere j to go. I know I am not old enough j to yo out on my own because I am still in junior high school. 1 enjoy living at home, but most of the time my parents make me feel awful They don't know they hurt me and 1 don't want to tell them. Hut 1 do suffer. I laugh on the outMde. rr> on the inside, more than ever Is there anything J can do?" OUR REPLY: If you enjoy living at home, then do some serious thinking about the situation or circumstances which make you unhappy otherwise. If your parents make you feel "awful", they are probably unaware of this situation. Perhaps whatever it is that displeases you is not as it really seems to be. You may be reading something into their words or their actions that is not really there. The problem may be a lack of communication between you and your parents. You can do something about this. If something worries you, if you have a problem, go to your parents, talk it over with them. Give them the opportunity to know and to understand your problems. If you have a t«enaye probUm you want to ditcuu. or an ob«»tvalion to mak.. addrets YOUI Ic'toi to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. eluding a trip to a refinery at Whiting, Ind., scene of a recent disastrous fire. - o - The chicken dinner and bazaar put on by the St. Joseph's parish was very well patronized by Wesleyans. The three quilts made and donated by Mrs. Sophia Hildman were auctioned off by Rich Reiling. Kenneth Boughton, Britt, Ben Schrouth and John Weig were the lucky bidders. 20 YEARS AGO IN TMi "Thli does NOT Uke the place of onr vacation trip this year!* /rom H/S FORK'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Rural Free Delivery was established, October 1, 1896. Korea was annexed by Japan, October 1, 1910. The first U.S. track and field meet was held, October 2, 1871. The first Pan American conference took place, October 2, 1889. President Wilson asked voters to endorse the League of Nations. October 3, 1920. The "Great Republic", world's largest merchantman was launched. October 4, 1853. Antloch, first co-educational college, opened, October 5, 1853. St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, was dedicated, October 5, 1910. Regular steamboat service, New York City to California, was established October 6, 1848. The Statue of Liberty was unveiled. October 6, 1886. "We The People" was first broadcast, October 7, 1937. 10 MIS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 29, 1955 - o - A group of good neighbors pitched In and put a new roof on the Lon Gouge, home, Wesley, which had been struck by lightning. The upper story of the home was badly damaged, so It was removed and the first floor ' enlarged. Lunch was served to the workers by Mrs. Gouge, assisted by Mrs. Wilfred Becker, Mrs. Clarence Ptacek and Mrs. William Hauptly. - o - Algona high school's hopes of getting Into the win column for the first time received a severe jolt when Frank Kern, center and fullback, suffered a separated right shoulder during a blocking session on the practice field. Two other backs were nursing injuries. Jim Cowan, sophomore halfback, dislocated a shoulder in the Eagle Grove contest and Doug Meyer, bulwark of the Bulldog eleven, was hampered with a badly sprained ankle, - o - Summer continued to put in an occasional bid for supremacy despite the fact fall moved in during the week. We were also favored with three-quarters of an Inch of rain. High for the week was 79 and the low 34 degrees. - o - Mrs. Russell Jensen, Fenton, was hostess to the Town and Country Woman's club in her home, with Mrs. Wendell Rusch co-hostess. Mrs. Lyle Newel showed pictures and gave a travel talk on Alaska. The club had been making arrangements for the home nursing course sponsored by the Red Cross. Mrs. Wm. Hantelman, Mrs. Wendell Rusch and Mrs. John Waite were appointed to take charge of arrangements and registrations. - o - The Seneca Stars 4-H club held their September meeting at the home of Kathryn Johannesen. The group elected Kathryn Johaimesen president, Marcia Hartshorn, vice president, Janice Sanders, secretary, and Lois Wilberg, treasurer. The enjoyed a slumber party and an early morning breakfast. - o - Eugene Durant, Algona, emerged as the top contestant in the Grid Guessers Contest, as he picked 16 of the 20 games correctly. Sharing the crying towel were Jean Capesius, Mrs. W. W. Gillespie and lola Pasley. - o - The first meeting of the Frog Hollow club was held at the home of Mrs. Phil Henderson, Livermore, with Mrs. Jess Gerger- son co-hostess. New officers were Anna Hanifan, president, Mrs. Bill Gergerson, vice-president, and Mrs. Jeff Gergerson, secretary-treasurer. - o - The Lakota Consolidated school was dedicated In a special program. Dr. H. H. Murray accepted the building and the speaker was A. M. Quintard, county supt. of schools. - o - Joseph McGulre, 10-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McGuire, Bancroft, fell on a pitch fork tine while playing In the barn. The tine punctured -his knee. He was unable to attend school for several days. - o - Mrs. David Smith, Algona, entertained at a birthday party for her daughter Sharon, who was ten. The group went skating at the roller rink, followed by supper at the Smith home. Guests were Linda Percival, Carol Kenyon, Mary Sue Hallauer and Sharon Helmers. - o - A local service station operator, John Hopkins, was honored by the Standard Oil Co. The company feted John to an all- expense paid tour to Chicago and surrounding territory, in- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 27, 1945 - o - At a round table discussion held by Lions Club of Algona, seven potential community projects were discussed. Among suggestions were the development of an ice skating rink for local youngsters, some form of a Christmas pageant and possibly a pet parade, a junior baseball league for the next summer, organization and backing for a school patrol system, placing of school stop signs at intersections and sponsoring a minstrel show in the near future, - o - Edith Molinder of the Swea Eagle area reported picking 100 nice, eatable peaches from a peach tree she planted from a pit 10 years ago. - o - Neighbors and friends gathered at the Fred Kruse farm, LuVerne, and with 14 tractors did Mr. Kruse's fall plowing. Mr. Kruse was in Ft. Dodge Lutheran hospital suffering from a broken neck-. - o - Don Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Smith, and Thomas Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lee, Algona, were expected home from Bremerton, • Wash., about the first of Oct. The young men had been working for 3 years at Puget Navy Yard. - o - A miscellaneous shower for Mrs. Herbert Wallace,' the former Eva Lee Smith, was given at the A. J. Eischeid home, Algona. Besides the guest of honor, those attending were her mother, Mrs. W. R. Smith, Mrs. Harvey Jergenson, Mrs. George Stewart, Mrs. Peter Arend, Mrs. Harley Troutman and Mrs. Shirley Arns. - o LaVonne Greise and Clarice Riebhoff, who were attending an electronic school at Omaha, Nebr., spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Greise and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Riebhoff, Burt. - o A surprise birthday party was given in honor of Verena Kay- THE GOLDEN YEARS INFLATION: WHAT IT CAN DO TO YOUR RETIREMENT INCOME \J ow comes a man with a re^ tirement budget of $7,120 a year who sees a serious threat to his security. It's another case of the more you've got the more you worry, but the man makes a good point —inflation. "I agree," he says, "that a couple retiring on about $7,000 a year can live as well today as they could on a salary of $15,000." But he expects to live for 13 more years and is concerned over what the $7,000 will buy 10 years from now. Here is the man's retirement budget: Shelter $ 960 Food 1,040 Clothing 520 Automobile: depreciation only ... 550 Hospital-medical . 300 Taxes 750 Miscellaneous 3,000 (Spending money, auto expenses, barber, hairdresser, vacation trips, presents to wife and family, new household items that wear out, etc., etc.) Total $7,120 "Washington admits that we' have had inflation of about l'/ 2 per cent per year for the past 30 years." he says, "and we can expect to have a 'Controlled Inflation' of l'/2 to 2 per cent in the future. "Let's assume the insurance actuarial figures are correct and that all men who reach age 65 have a life expectancy of 13 years. Let's assume, using my budget, that I have a frozen in- come of $7,120 a year. If my taxes of $750 a year remain constant, I will have $6,370 to live on. "But if we have 2 per cent inflation a year, then in 13 years from now I will need $8,173 to live as well . . . and with taxes will need $8,823 as compared to my present $7,120 . . . ." The man has figured this somewhat apart from the norm. A 2 per cent gain on a base 1965 figure, for 13 years, would make his $8,173 figure only $8,026. But his point still holds — before he lives out his life he is going to lose about 25 per cent of the value of his retirement income. There are compensating factors for him, and for all others at age 65. The $520 item for clothing. A man and his wife just aren't going to continue spending that much (about $43 a month) as they move on past 65. The $550 item for auto depreciation. The couple buying a new, good, standard car around age 65 are probably through with that business because such a car will last them about as long as they'll want to drive. The miscellaneous item of $3,000, or $250 a month, is a lot of miscellaneous. Most people find their desire for spending money, vacation trips, gift-giving, and new furniture goes into decline by age 70. Actually, the declining wants of a 65-year-old couple would more than offset the effects of 2 per cent inflation on a $7,120 a year income. Ntw GOLDEN YEARS 36 pa 9 , bookl.t now itedy. S,od Me io coin to ?,?,?*• ^W oJ (bit ntwip«p*r. to Box F 1*• PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ACROSS 1. Depend (on) S. Alms box 9. Iroquoian 10. Fuel 11. Pens for pigs 12. Honorary title: Turk. 14. Fastener 15. Slipped 16. Biblical - city 17. Fasten, aa with glue 19. Single unit 20. Paused 22. Scrutinize 23. Pronour 24. Wild ox: Tibet 25. Be sullen 27. Balm ot Gllead 30. Mr. Landon 31. Living quarters 32. Greek letter 33. Provide for payment of 35. Family member 36. Drawing room 37. Railroad station 39. Ionian city 40. Astringent 41. Slave 42. Offers DOWN 1. Withdraw 2. Snakelesa land 3. Falsehood 4. Affirmative reply 5. Dismay: • var. 6. Harvest 7. Vestments of the clergy 8. Olympian goddess 11. Railroad side track 13. City: SW Arabia 15. Youth 17. Printer's direction. 18. Ever: poet. 21. Mixes, as cards 22. Auction 24. Sweet potato 25> Tablets 26. Salt of oleic acid 27. Lad 28. Proverbs 29. Fog UKS0E) astBH 31. Merchants guild 34. Treasure 35. Potato ' 37. Peck 38. High priest M 53 56 21 £6 59 11 5 17 M 18 31 15 15 6 7 8 10 24 40 42 tt 19 55 28 52 15 29 ser, St. Joe, at the home of Mary Evelyn Bormann. Bingo was played with Verena receiving high prize and Stella Mae Reding, low. Guests included Helen Becker, Maxine Bormann, Angela Erpelding, Stella Mae Reding and Rita Thul. - o The week's weather, as submitted by Weatherman Harry Nolte, still gave Kossuth county a good margin from the first frost. Each passing day saw happier looks on farmers' faces, who threatened with a short crop after a slow start, were now seeing the bushels per acre creep up each day. The high for the week was 85 degrees, the low 43. - o Forty-nine Cub Scouts and parents enjoyed a picnic at Call State Park for the first fall meeting of Algona Cub Pack 29, with football, a wiener roast, chocolate milk and ice cream bars featuring the event. The Algona pack was raising money for the World Friendship Fund, a fund being raised by scouts and cubs all over the U.S. to provide money to rebuild scouting in war-torn countries. Den mothers were Mrs. H. Ei Lampright, Mrs. V. K. Rising, Mrs. Kenneth Samp and Mrs. D. A. Barnard. - o - Cpl. D. R. Hantelman arrived in Fenton for a furlough with his wife and family. Cpl. Hantelman had been in the army for 4 1/2 years, spending 29 months of it overseas. Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Wortman, Lakota, went to Brookings, S. D. to visit their son Don, who was in A.S.T.P. training INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) 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 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 insur?«»ce Service Phone MJR.93S* DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 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 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phonfi 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 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports INVESTORS PIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY mj N. Podft Ph. 295-28S1 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M-D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-3277 J. N. KENEFICK, M-D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State StFeet Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 11 •• • ••" L -—-"•' LIU. mma JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M .D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.p. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone ?!)5-59i7

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