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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 7, 1965
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fr-Atgono (la.^ Upper De* Moinei Thursday, October 7, 1965 tipper De$Ulome$ YOU WRITE YOUR OWN BILL $ v ,p. .~.t public i- o f pv% co ,,, r .. p~i« local O~e »~x b'! 1 fo- prkic eoie i-idirc'p .' 4 r HP r-0!'Hf>d -' Corner last week, Stale «»'i.-. ' on Fa L' I Johnson, made x , orth reusing thought. el d'f-'ncts write iheir own ,:' ; e" he pointed out. 'The , NO' "r-ifv wont in education <io<t of it themselves and o to ray 'or it , he added. '' '''>'•' hi< department only develops gu ; delirie< for what is considered bosic, adequate pducatic'i and school operation, but thot thr> oi_tuol administration and talent ore oil a local affair. Johnson cited tho increase in state school aid over the year? but said "no legislature has ever appropriated enough to take care of next year's budget and tax increases, all of which come from the local level." The state superintendent is something of a controversial figure in matters of school oraanlration and education, but he did make o basic point worth remembering. You write your own tax bill, insofar as school costs arc concerned. NEW CAR SEASON There is nothing quite- like a new automobile. The smell of new paint and the fresh upholstery, plus the pride of ownership is something that is hard to describe unless you have experienced it. Automobile dealers of this area ore now unveiling their new models for the coming year. They will draw good crowds into their showrooms because new cor showing days have become almost like national holidays. It Is a big part of present day Americana. There have been more automobiles sold nationally this past year than any other single year in history. It would appear that local dealers have gotten their share of the fine market this past year. The forecast is that next year will also be a good year and could even exceed this year. It speaks well for our economy. Algona has always been recognized as a good automobile town. Our dealerships are of high quality and have shown good stability. This is important when you consider the investment in a new automobile. Most of us want to know that our dealer is going to be around to back up and service that investment. These dealers will be spending a lot of effort and money 1o attract you to their car showings. One way to thank them for their contribution to our expanding economy is to stop in and take a look at their new models. Who knows, you might get the new car smell in your blood. They will like that, too. HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING &>. 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 One Year. ir. advance. Semi-weekly Single Copies MOO We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year. In advar. -e. Semi weekly No subscription leu than e month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NJEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE "IMPOSSIBLE" Iowa Falls Citizen - Denison, a lively western Iowa city, is on the- threshold of a great adventure - the opening of its new privately-supported Midwestern College. Roughly 500 students are there this fall for its first freshman class. The fact that the school has opened its doors at all is a source of wonder and pride for that city. When plans for the school were first announced some two to three years ago, skeptics were in the majority. The Dos Moines Register and Tribune made the unfortunate mistake of saying that the entire idea of starting a college from scratch in Denison was folly. Of course, the fact that Midwestern has opened its doors does not moan that it is destined for success. A good many hurdles remain before it is a full-fledged four-year school with the necessary faculty, physical facilities and financial resources. Still, don't make any bets that Denison and Midwestern won't clear these hurdles. Denison has the grit and determination to accomplish such a project. Of equal interest to the fact that the college is now established is the origin of Midweslern's students. Pennsylvania and other eastern states account for the majority of the new student body with 317 or 58 percent of the total. Another 138-23 percent - will come from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio. And only 89, or 16 percent of the total enrollment, arc coming from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri. This should do nothing to dampen Denison's enthusiasm for the new college. However, it does little for the argument advanced in western Iowa that that section of the state needs a state-supported college. PAPERWORK JUNGLE Emmetiborg Democrat - Anyone who had anything to do with military life usually found that one of his chief irritations was paperwork. Reports covering even the most minor matter had to be made in duplicate, triplicate or quadruplicate. In more serious cases such as major accidents, making the demanded reports often took on the semblance of a career. Rightly or wrongly, those who had to fill out the endless forms were convinced that most of them disappear into some Washington labyrinth, never to see the light of day again. The paperwork problem, of course, is not confined to the military. It extends into every phase of our national life. And one of the principal areas is found in the information requested or demanded of industry by various government agencies. A congressional committee report coined the phrase "Federal Paperwork Jungle" has found that the federal government requires and receives over a billion reports from the public each year, and this doesn't include copies, duplicates and other written matter made necessary by the reporting system. Last year, according to the committee, the government spent at least $327 million just to collect and process the reports required from the public. But that Is only a drop In the bucket to the cost that Industry, business and the general pur-'.c had to meet to complete all the repo'ts government agencies demanded. The 1964 tab for this, according to the subcommittee, wai a staggering $20 billion. As a single example, a Federal Power Commission questionnaire which was 428 pages long and weighed more than 10 pounds. The cost •o each company responding to just that one questionnaire 1$ estimated at up to $250,000. Industry, of course, Is by no means opposed to reports. Many are essential and are of real service to the government, the public, and to industry and business themselves. The goal i» to eliminate duplications and irrelevancies. It con be added that this Is not a problem which it confined to the big enterprise. As the subcommittee pointed out, much complaint has come from the small business community as well. Indeed, a small business, which lacks accountanti and lawyers and specialized departments, may find the burden especially heavy. Maybe, at long lost, something constructive will be done about the paperwork jungle. FOR AND ABOUT TFENAGE0S by C. D. Smith He's lost' When No Girl Is Around THIS WEEK'S \\ having a j.'foMcrr. *i' matter what i'.u! I ; rny patenu intirf'-M girl is too you/it: fof jh tCK> Ol'l. SO 1 t<»n with any gul an'J r turn out O K For !-, yt-ai 1 '-vent out v.iih was only )5 yt-ais ' pai flits b/okt- u>. up was too younj' I •'• -nU founo • -•. • • ' II ". « -• 1 . ' '-A ! i f .-.,* *• t- v.->: )•/ f - * i • 1 1 '. 'i » ,.,» SU J,{X,1 : ,». it M-ail ;..,. *tfit « 'O'H'U' <•«.- wild 1-0 to M.-I- •j t'/o bad VJt VMttl •A v.e<-k> .' «•• ;,'.' ','/j)ti>'. v. ith an) *•.-. : -.',!. i feel .; ",;.•.;.. t-U- /. ilho ,:,•: a £.<'' '<>> O'Afi u, at in;. ;! a t'nl at;t-, will 1 still have trouble with my parents? Do you think it is wrong [or a boy to go out with an older girl? OUB REPLY: Teenagers should stay wilhin their own group. A fifteen year old girl has no more business dating boys who are 16 and 17 than a 15 year old boy has dating older giris When you leave the teen ages, a couple of years difference is unimportant Your parents are obligated to Jrwiw who you date and they a_re_ right wanting you to date girls your own age •••- not younger ones, nor older ones If you consider your pareiiU irtleresl in your dates av a "piob out i le'n " you will have thi> problem for some lime >et So it-lax and don't feel that you hau 1 to have a dale- every day 'llu-u- ait things in life II you bo»» o leeowv* friwWeui r«" waul lo dinun ei wu efcui>au«n t« cnake addrvfc* yeui U' l »' '^ KOH AWD A80UT TEENAGEKS COMMUNiTY ANL SUBURBAN FHESS StHVICE FBAWK FOHT. KY OCTOBER NATIONAL f/rom H/STOWS SOMPBOOK ] I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I Corporal Alvin York became a national hero by capturing German machine gun nests, October K, 1018. The first college commencement in America was held at Harvard College, October 9, 1642. Alaska was transferred to the U-S., October 9, 1R61. The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis opened, October 10, 1845. Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, for a vote recorder, October 11, 1868. The Daughters of the American Revolution or- ganizcd, October 11, 1890. October 12 is Columbus Day. At two o'clock on the morning of October 12, 1492, the cry of "Land" signified that Columbus had reached the New World. The White House cornerstone was laid, October 13, 1792. The first steamer appeared on the Mississippi River, October 14, 1814. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 6, 1955 - o Neighbors of the Art Olsens pooled their manpower and machinery and combined 72 acres of soybeans. Mr. Olsen had been hospitalized in Algona and Mason City for 18 days and had been home Just a week when the "good neighbor" deed was performed. The men brought in nine combines and started work shortly after 1 p. m., finishing about 5:30. - o - A family of seven had a close call from being trapped within their home by fire on North Roan St. A garage caught fire on the premises occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Duane Adams and their five children and got such a fast start that it was all the parents could do to evacuate their children from the house before the flames from the adjacent burning garage made escape through the door impossible. Firemen brought the fire under control and saved the house from everything but a good scorching and some damage to one side. - o - Announcement was made that a new Catholic high school would be constructed here next year. The present Academy would be used for grade classes only when the new school was completed as a separate structure, but adjacent to the present building. - o - A well-known Algona man, John Kohlhaas, was recuperating at St. Ann hospital following a fall from a ladder on his farm southwest of Burt. He suffered a broken right elbow and bruised right hip in the accident. He was inspecting a corn crib at the time of the mishap. - o - Pictured on the front page was Herb Hedlund, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, watching as Marilyn Burghart, Britt, 1954 Band Festival Queen, placed the 1955 Queen crown on the head of Janice Gabel of Swea City. Janice was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gabel. - o - Mrs. Mary Kleinfehn, oldest resident of Kossuth county, celebrated her 100th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Spilles, Whittemore. Her other daughter, Mrs. Sophia Burke, was also present. The Kleinfelms were parents ot 13 children. Titonka's Homecoming, the first Homecoming win in four years. - o - Mrs. J. 0. Isenberger, Burt, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wibben and family to the Nels Godfredson home near Swea City where they enjoyed a family dinner honoring the Godfredsons and Edward Godfredson on their birthdays. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schultz, Timmy and Debra, Ottosen, were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Hulda Schultz, Lone Rock, to honor Timmy on his 4th birthday. They also visited Mrs. Schultz's mother, Mrs. Maude Blanchard at Lone Rock. ^ - o Betty Lou Wagner, daughter of Mrs. Adeline Wagner, St. Joe, was one of 99 girls in the Singer dressmaking contest fashion show at Minneapolis. - o- Emil Bierstedt, Fenton, escaped with minor injuries when he slipped and fell 15 feet while changing spouts in an over-head granary. He was pretty well shaken up in the fall. 20 YEARS AGO IN THi FROM THE FILES THE UPPER DES MOINES October 4, 1945 - o Mrs. L. E. Linnan, Algona, seemed to have 1945 "muskie" fishing honors in this area. In company with her husband and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lorenz, she snagged a 24 Ib. fish in northern Wisconsin. The others "also ran." - o - Kossuth county's first frost arrived Sept. 29, with the temperature dropping to the lowest so far - 26 above. Snow had also fallen melting immediately, however. In 1942, Kossuth experienced a snow of blizzard proportions on Sept. 24. Three thefts, two of cash from Algona business places, and the third of a car, broke the two- year period of peace and quiet from breaking and entering. At the Percival garage, about $100 in cash was stolen, and the same evening, the car of Mrs. J. N. Kenefick was stolen from in front of the H. M. Smith residence, where she was attending a party. The machine was found later, at Pomeroy, unharmed, except for an empty gas tank. The next day, thieves entered Consumers' grocery and escaped with about $140 in cash. - o Nearly 1,000 German prisoners of war were sent from the Algona camp to Greeley, Colo, to fill labor needs in that section of the country. This was the first step in the eventual closing of the Algona camp. In Colorado, the Germans were to work in the beet fields. They were not to be returned to this camp. - o Mr. and Mrs. Julius Peterson, Algona, received word from their foster son, Russell Larkin, a Japanese prisoner since Corregidor, telling them he was feeling 0. K. and expected to get home before long. Russell was in prison camps in the Philippines, but, had been sent to Japan in January. He had not been home since enlisting in the service 5 years ago. - o - According to a delayed official news release Homer Bristow, radioman 1-c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bristow, Burt, participated in the flag- raising ceremonies at Joluit Atoll in the Marshall group after it had been surrendered by the Japenese. - o - Joan Rae and Judy Kay were the names of the twin girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Kinnia/d, Wesley. Their; .weight was a record as one^weighed a over 7 Ibs. and other more than 8 Ibs. Kinniard was employed at the Cooperative Elevator Co. - o - Grandma Wise, Sexton, received announcement of the birth of her forty-fourth great-grandchild, a boy named Curtis Leon born to Mr. and Mrs. Elzo Lewerke, Clear Lake. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee, Algona, celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with an informal gathering of members of the immediate family at their home. - o - In honor of the little daughter Judy's sixth birthday, Mrs. Richard Cowan, Algona, entertained sixlittle girls after school. - o Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bollig, Seneca, were taken by surprise CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,• They didn't come up with a win, but AJgoiui's Bulldogs stopped H couple of streaks whun they salvaged u 7-7 tie with Hampton. The tie halted a three- losing skein and also u three - yuine stri-uk ol scoring six points a coatc-st. Tilonka's Indians rolled up a wide statistical euge in downing a determined Mallard team 14-7 at ACROSS 1. Sounded, as Dells 6. Smooth- spoken 9. Melody 10. Assistant 11. Charm 12. Hammer heads 14. Brazilian palm 15. Snakelike fish 17. Story 18. Not even 20. Flightless bird 22. Verb form S3. Cast 25. Not rough 28. Pinch SO. Recent 31. Rammed 34. Kit: si. 37. Ahead 38. Sorrow 40. Cravat 41. Mop 44. School of whales 46. Compass point 47. Fine line ot a letter 49. Cast. a* a ballot jH. Miss Horn* 52, Goddess of discord 53. Final M. Plspatched DOWN j. swift part* 'ot river* 2. Familiar verb 3. Green. 4. Helmet- shaped part: bot. 6. Breach 6. Falsehoods 7. Notion 8. Province of India and Pakistan. 11. Portico 13. Identical 16. Haul with difficulty 19. Force 21. Knowledge 24. Islet in a river 26. Beak 27. Tease 29. Bench- like seat 31. Fore- aoaa aann aatu MID SG1QB SQMHKJ man 32. Ailing- 33. Domestic pet 35. Best 36. Food for stock 39. Projecting roof edges anma ramaa 42. 43. 45. 48. 50. Scope Storage places Additional amount Obese Metal 14- iF 21" 31 IT 4T 47 51 19 4Z 15 24 41 ^ 20 It 36 as- 10 12. S4 n 40 IT 44, i ••^^•^•^»— WE GOLDEN KIMS "GIVE IT TO US STRAIGHT/ SAYS MAN ABOUT TO RETIRf 11 is suggested that business and 1 institutions could stop some of the retirement problems they are having with employees if they would take the marbles out of their mouths and start talking English. And if they sent their lawyers out of the room for a while. Ernest R. Bowden is somewhat indignant about the matter. He's an employee. He will retire in about 18 months. He'd be pleased to find out what his retirement benefits will be. "I want you to just look at what one of the country's fine companies — not mine — is telling its employees about their pensions. Read it, if you can: Based on 20 years of service or more where a man may retire at age 60 or a woman at age 55, and based on 15 years of service for a man or woman at age 65. Annual pensions come to one per cent of average annual salary for the five highest consecutive years of service, times years of company service, less one-third of Social Security benefit. (Social Security adjustment made at age 62 and after.) "Can an employee now in his 60's figure that out when ht or she probably never had even a high school education?" Mr Bowden thinks not. "It sounds like something a college profes sor might write in a research paper for the Ford Foundatior ... or something a lawyer cookec up to impress somebody . . ." Mr. Bowden wants to know . < why the smart boys with their n. N.Y. fancy computers can't figure out something simple .that will let an employee know what his pen- ._ sion will be. "I could figure out '_ that formula above, with an effort. I don't know about that .' 'five highest consecutive years'— • why consecutive? I don't know , why my pension should, in effect, , knock out a' bigger hunk of my Social Security every time the U.S. Congress raises it for me, •-, Still, I could figure the formula, . with an clTort. Why must it be . an effort?" Mr. Bowden cites another bit of language a company gives its , employees on the "Survivor's Op- , lion" on its pensions: An employee may decide, prior to retirement on a Class A pension, to receive a lesser Amount than his normal retire- '• ment payment and thereby qualify a named survivor (spouse or parent) for an annuity. This annuity would pay an amount of one-third the employee's actuarially reduced pension to the survivor for life. "That word 'actuarially' is the joker here," according to Mr. Bowden. "Who knows what it means? Anyway, why -make things so tough? All an employee wants to know is how much pension he's going lo get, or how much a spouse might get. And he had rather not have to go get a college degree to find out." New GOLDEN YEARS 36-page bookl.l now ready. Send SOc in coin to Depl. CSPS. care ol Ibli newspaper lo Box 'ew York one evening when friends and relatives staged a charivari on them. Mr. and Mrs. Bollig were married at Corpus Christ!, Tex. several months before. - o Aksel Nielson, LuVerne, received head injuries, cuts and bruises when the team he was driving was. frightened and ran away. Mr. Nielsen, a farmer, was just coming in from the field where he had been picking corn. A car went past him and two tires blew out, which frightened the horses and caused the run-away. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cox, Ir- . vington, their daughter, Mrs., Earl Williams of Burt, and Mrs. Opal Barker of Riverdale twp. " returned from a visit with relatives and friends in Illinois. . One feature of the Decatur, 111.,' ( stop was a reunion of five of '. Mr. Cox's cousins, whose ages _, were between 82 and 96. ,'; - o Winston Kerber, son of Mr.','. and Mrs. John Kerber, Fenton, ,' was discharged from the army . and returned home. Winston,., was an airplane mechanic and had been overseas two years.. , INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospital ization 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, £ - d Many Other Forms. Piione 295-3733 Ted. S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3?r Lola Scuiinam, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insuiuaee Service Business _ Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY jsame Location — 118 S. Dodge Insurance Service Phwe DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 "OPTOMETJRI 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. Chiro PBMH DR. fo. R. BALDWIN Office Phone 295-2378 Home Phone 295-3306 vV 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 MSmPU«>^»Sf50^4*l*P |B9SMWS0S0S*!tf*l9f& MISCELLANEOUS „, ., „ _ Credit Mureau of County Sw vice JNVfKTOKB PJVKKSIJ- JW> gfUtVtCKjg, INC. JJojitfld V. UV5-254W MfcLVlN 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. HcHidouce Phofie 295-2335 I)KAN K KOOB, M.D. I'hysiduus & Surgeons ^20 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Phone 295-5917

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