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4-Alnono (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Ocfober 21, 1965 : tipper Be$fllom0$ CRAZY, MIXED UP WORLD The Anti-Poverty Wor of ihe Office of Economic Opportunity is crying to find places to *pend money, most of it at the outset by jetting up small administrative units. Later, we understand, come the big bundles to be ipent. The Department of labor, meanwhile, is- *ues bulletins stating that unemployment is at on all-lime low in the country and wage tcoles the highest. The military forces call for larger quotas of draftees to fill the expanded military requirements. The Office of Economic Opportunity establishes a Job Corps which is to consist of young men and women from ihe same age brackets as those being called in the draft, with the purpose of training them for something or other at a subsistence pay of $50 a month. Private industry is forbidden to train these same young men and women if they are under 18 and requires that If you do hire them you must pay the minimum wage which would work out at about $50 per week — not o month I We have so many different things going in our country today that we can hardly keep track of them all. The paths are crossing every direction you turn — they seem at cross purposes in many instances as the above outline shows. When a man has his belly stuffed with food, he is a fool to keep on eating. When a nation has so many new projects going that il can't keep track of them all or make sense out of many of them, it's time to call a moratorium until we have digested that which we have already swallowed. Let us hope that somebody has pulled the pin out of the windmill. WHO DISCOVERED AMERICA A tempest in a teapot, perhaps, but whether it was Leif Ericcson or Christopher Columbus who discovered America, it affords an opportunity to choose up sides. The Irish, with their usual wit, have entered the fray by claiming Ericcson was really an Irishman who simply detoured by way of Scandinavia. Lost in the shuffle are the only real Americans — the Indians — who were here long before any European navigator headed west. • » » In order to handle increased summer tourist traffic the Smithsonian Institute in Washington is open until 10 p.m. during the summer. Meharry Medical School is the largest negro medical college in the U.S. It is at Nashville. 30 ee 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 NATIONAL EDITOR I_A L As(sbc< 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 Copies — — lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly ....-JB.OO No cubscrlption leu than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST VIET NAM PROTESTS Protests across the land against U.S. involvement in a war in Viet Nam took a juvenile and misguided twist last week. Efforts to blockade military warehouses, the parading of pickets, and clashes between various groups of pro and con believers did nothing to solve any of the real problems concerned. But they did bring out into the open thoughts on the conduct of affairs that could well stand more study. From the beginning of our expanded efforts to win a military victory in South Viet Nam there has been criticism of our action. The criticisms have not been aimed and were not intended to be aimed at the men in uniform and their commander* in the field who are simply following orders, as all good military forces have to do at all times. The criticism, rather, has been on a much different level. It has involved the question of whether or not the U.S. has any business at all being Involved in Southeast Asia. These questions came some time ago from prominent men In Congress and from educators, writers and editors of varied backgrounds, and they still persist. Only the Congress of the United States can legally declare war. This has not happened. Some believe that our present participation also breaks the U.N. charter. And others point out that when Viet Nam was split Into a north and south there was an agreement that a vote be held five years later to decide which ruling element — Saigon or Hanoi — should rule the whole country. The vote was never held, vetoed by Saigon, because as has been openly admitted the popular vote would have gone to Hanoi. No, we solidly back our military forces in doing what they have been ordered to do. But there are many responsible people who question the wisdom of the policy decisions. OPENING UP THE MIND St. Paul (Minn.) Dispatch — It is not surprising that many students look upon higher education solely as a step to making more money during their careers. The "pitch" of our society is that if you want to get ahead, if you want to succeed, you have to have a college education. And success, today, means making more money. You rarely hear a high school rtudent being counselled by his parents or friends to go on to good old West Tech to "train his mind" or r to develop'hl* Intellectual powers or to sharp- 'en his sense of service to humanity. A BA or MA degree is more often looked at in terms of how many dollars a month starting salary it will bring, not as an indication of Intellectual achievement. Since the youngster Is brought up in a society that is concerned with what a college degree may bring in terms of the paychecks, employers shouldn't be too shocked when a prospective emplo/ee immediately asks "What are the wages ?" rather than "What are the challenges ?" Rev. Coleman Barry, president of St. John's University at Collegeville, puts it well recently. The "whole climate of our society," he said, "has warped the old, and still sound idea that education's primary goal is an opening up of the mind." What is needed in education today, he said, "is genuine scholarship and study ... He have to develop a deeper respect for serious study as a worthwhile activity." This does not mean that post-high school education should concern itself only with scholarship either. What is needed is a balanced approach which recognize that while higher education must prepare youngsters for business, professional and civic careers and must meet the vocational demands of society, it also must stimulate intellectual development and awareness of the need for community service. As Rev. Barry said, "Young people should be, and are not, trained to give as well as to receive." The difference between gossip and news depends on whether you hear it or tell it — Mount Ayr Record News. Doctors in Arizona are sending patients to New York because of the dry climate. FOR AND ABOUT TEfNAGERS by C. D. Smith Problem With Father, Problem With Girl FATHER LIKE ME \S AT ME THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have two problem* The first is that my Father act>. like he is nia'.l at me one da> ami the ne.\t day he i.-> as friendly as he can be 1 ti> to please him. but I cannot seem to do so My .se cond problem ;-. that Iheie i:> this (.Jill I like ver> much Hut ! she is three years younger than j I am and is not allowed to date How can I talk her parents into i letting her date'' She is very mature for her age both physi rally and mentally (she's 14 > and 1 think she ought to he able In date What can 1 do abou! this'' OUR REPLY: Any explanation of why your father seems friendlier on certain days than at other times in merely conjecture There are several possibilities One is that on his "unfriendly" days he is really absorbed in some weighty problem and is not aware that he seems not so friendly as usual If he is displeased with you for some reason, he would most likely tell you so — and why. You will certainly not please your parents — or those of the girl — if you make too much of an effort to solve the problem of dating a girl three years younger than yourself (and only ! 14 at tha.t) when her parents do 'not allow her to date You'd be much wiser to accept things as they ace If you can't accept then >IHI hav t > a problem I: >o~ have a loenage problem you war.' 'c d:*cun oi an obiwrvglion lo ii:ak« ajjross ,oui :*llei lo FOR AND ABOUT TLENAGEHS COMMUNITY AND "Well, how'd you enjoy your vacation In Yellowstone?" from HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Sam Houston of Virginia was elected first president of the Republic of Texas, October 22, 1836. The Metropolitan Opera House opened In New York City, October 22, 1883. The Eric Canal between Utlca and Rome opened for navigation, October 23, 1819. The British broke the Axis line at El Alameln. October 23, 1942. A nation-wide 40-hour wage law became effective, October 24. 1938. The first trademark was registered in the United States, October 25, 1870. A washing machine with rotary action was patented by H. E. Smith, October 26, 1858. The first shot was fired by American troops in Franc* on October 27, 1917. The Statue of Liberty, gift of France, was unveiled on Bedloe's Island, October 28, 1886. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI SUb'JHbAN PRESS SERVICE. FOHT KY FRANK- FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 20, 1955 Three injuries, all as a result of corn picking, occurred In the Bancroft area. Carl Johnson lost two fingers on his left hand when they were cut off in the cornpicker; Tony Schiltz, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schiltz, had the end of his middle finger taken off when he caught it in the elevator while helping unload corn; and John Droessler, slipped and fell while helping to pick corn and fractured his leg. - o - Marilyn Seller, senior, was selected and crowned Algona high school Homecoming Queen during half-time ceremonies at the Algona - Clarion football game. Miss Seller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Setter, was elected by the student body following her choice as one of four candidates. - o - Joan Johnson, Titonka, while on her way to town to attend the wedding of a friend, Amy Fisher, struck a deer which suddenly jumped into the road, causing her to lose control of the machine and it plowed into a ditch. There were two deer and she hit only one, but the car was badly damaged and she was unable to open either door to let herself out. Fortunately, she was not injured. - o - A group of good neighbors helped Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Smith, Lakota, husk their corn. The men working included Raymond Winter, Ronald and Wayne Heetland, Glenn Mabus, Joe and Alvin Rippentrop and George Ennen. Mr. Smith was improving slowly from his accident. - o - From the Sexton news: "Two regulars are expected home this week and Fred Jennings will be losing one of his jobs. He has been feeding Grover and Clarence Grubb's cats during the summer but the boys have closed their fishing resort in Minnesota for the winter and should arrive any day now." - o - Over 200 guests attended the miscellaneous shower held in the Lutheran church basement, Whittemore, in honor of Juliann Maahs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Maahs, who was to be married to Ronnie Pettit, Oct. 29. Mrs. Arnold Hantelman received the door prize. - o - There would be a contest for the office of mayor in Fenton. G. R. Krause incumbent, who was a candidate for reelection, was opposed by J. R. Waite, Fenton veterinarian. - o - Larry Pingel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Pingel, and Allan Loucks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Loucks, both of Ledyard, left for Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., where they would take their basic training. Both boys enlisted. A large family gathering was held at the home of Mrs. Violet Miller in their honor. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zwiefel, Portland twp., accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larson to Waterloo for the Cattle Congress. - o - Mrs. Elmer Dole, Indngton, and her sister, Mrs. L. Menke of Bancroft, left by plane for Le Mesa, Cal. for a two week visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bird and family. - o - Mrs. Martin and John Johannsen, Seneca, both had the same birth dates so in honor of the occasion relatives helped them observe their anniversaries. Attending were Bob Wilberg, Mr. and Mrs. John Johannesen and Ronnie, Tilda Johannesen, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Johannesen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft and David. - o - Clarion's long-range scoring blasts wrecked Algona's Homecoming ce' ibration, 26-7, before a large crowd of hopeful fans. The loss left the Bulldogs in the North Central Conference cellar, still searching for their first win. - o - For the second time in the history of the Grid Guessers contest, a contestant had won the top prize two weeks in a row. Marlyn Bausman, band instructor at Lone Rock, took the $10 prize by guessing 14 of 20 games right. 20 YESES AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 18, 1945 Fire of unknown origin gutted the 8-year old tile barn on the M. T. McGuire farm in north Riverdale twp. Loss was roughly estimated between $8,000 and $10,000. The barn was well filled with hay, while livestock and some machinery were on the ground floor. Mr. McGuire and the boys got the animals out, but the hay was completely destroyed. - o Mr. and Mrs. Everett Witham, Ellen and Elmer Witham and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Helmers of the Four Corners area attended the Saddle Club meeting at Seneca. Everett Witham and Ellen Witham each won two prizes with their pony. - o - Freshmen at Whittemore high school elected officers for the coming year - Francis Smith, president; Lloyd Kramer, vice president; Ada Dixon, secretary and treasurer. - o - Julianna Cotton, daughter of the Angus Cottons,. Lone Rock, a student at the University of Wisconsin, pledged the Kappa Alpha Theta national sorority. Julianna graduated from Algona high school and worked in the Lone Rock bank during the summer. - o - Bob Laing, Algona, signalman in the U. S. Navy, was now aboard the new, giant aircraft carrier Midway, and on.a cruise that.. could take him around the worlc£ according to word received here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Firm Laing. The Midway was in the 45,000 ton class, the largest carrier category then afloat. - o - The LuVerne high school marching band went to Pocahontas to compete in the state marching band contest. They received a number 2 rating in the class C school contest. Margaret Moeding was drum majorette, and the baton twirlers were Marilyn Miller, LaDonna Gliden, Marjorie Holmes, Charlene Henry and Marilyn Hefti. This was the first time LuVerne had entered a marching band contest. - o - Andrew Jorgenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Jorgenson, Ledyard, came to visit his parents. He had been working as an electrical riveter on Shasta Dam during the war. A family gathering was held at the P. C. Jorgen- CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .. ACROSS 1. Latin for bird 5. The Seven 9. Cost 10. Separates 12. Monastery head 13. Bay window 14. Ripped 15. A play on words 16. Popular tourist islands: abbr. 17. Epoch 18. Overly plump 19. Spoiled, as meat 20. High 22. Caution 23. Tale 25. Bridge, rummy or hearts 26. Native of Near East 27. Safe place 28. German watering place 29. Roving public vehicle 30. Newt 83. Jewish month 34. Unit of resistance: elec. 35. Growl 36. Beast of burden: So. Am. 38. Move sideways sa. Cut 40. Very fat 41. Red chalcedony 42. Dry DOWN 1. Bower 2. Oscillators 3. Religious image 4. Place 5. Teapot nozzle 6. Merit 7. Biblical lion 8. Ship's employee 9. Crown of head 11. Small avalanches 15. Good friend 18.Insect 19. Pub attend. ant 21. of the Covenant 22. Vehicle 23. Pilfers 24. Tosses about 25. Male swan 27. Knave of clubs in Loo 29. Leafstalks of artichoke 31. Not real 32. Woody perennial 34. Hebrew weight 35. Mock 37. Topaz hummingbird 38. Distress signal it 14 17 41 J7 15 10 21 16 m WIDEN YEARS RETIRED WIDOW FINDS KEY TO GOOD LIFE IN SUBURBIA "TVty husband passed away with 1 * 1 a heart attack six years after he retired. It was pretty hard. I felt like walking the floor and wringing my hands. Instead I decided to paint the inside of my house. "That surely is a good way to keep from crying—just try to cry with a brush full of paint splattering in your face from the ceiling. "The ceiling needs doing again now. But I'll save it for some blue day next winter . . . ." Thus does a wonderful lady, Mrs. Walter Leach, keynote an attitude toward life that has brought her happiness in a neighborhood of children, dogs, and noise. Retired people moving into the suburbs, then complaining about what their neighbors do, she said, have lost one of the greatest gifts a person can have — "an understanding heart." "They should stop trying to find out what is the matter with everybody else, and ask themselves 'What's the matter with me?' And when they are disturbed by neighborhood noises it's a shame their hearing is so good." Mrs. Leach's adjustment to a neighborhood of young people started when her husband began holding open house in his garage work shop for the small boys of the neighborhood. He taught them how to use tools, to work with lumber and electricity. "He always had boards that needed sawing, and scrap lumber for the kids to build things with. One boy was quite a problem. He didn't have anybody who was interested in him. My husband got interested. And the boy now is headed for a career in electronics . . . ." While this was going on Mrs. Leach threw her home open to the neighborhood children. And she always had a candy jar waiting. As a result of all this, young parents of the neighborhood came running to help when the ambulance drove up for Mr, Leach. They watched the house for her. "Two of my neighbors now have keys to my front door, and if I should turn on an outside light one of them would be over to see if I needed help. "So I am able to stay in my home, which would have been impossible except for the good neighbors. Mrs. Leach tries to call on all new people moving into the neighborhood, both young and old, to welcome them and let them know she will be of any help she can. "I especially try to help people with younger children to repay in some small way the older people who smoothed the path for me when my children were small. I remember I said to one such neighbor at that time that I could never do anything in return for her because she was so efficient. She said, 'Along the way you will see some young neighbor you can help, and then you will be paying me back.' Mrs. Leach has little patience with unhappy retired people. "They can have good neighbors if they will try being one themselves for a change. They can have happiness if they'll stop chasing around trying to find it and come to understand it's in their own hearts." N.w GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag. bookl.l now nady. Send SOc in coin to D«pi. CSPS, car* oi Ihii ntwipapar lo Box 1672, Grand Central Station. New York 17, N.Y. son home in honor of Gordon's return and Andy's visit. - o - Friends and neighbors arrived with well-filled baskets at the farm home of Joseph Curran, Galbraith, in honor of their son James who was leaving for the Navy. - o Jean Thorpe, daughter of Bur- ton A. Thorpe, Algona, had been named a member of Twisters, Iowa State College pep group. Shirley Bates, Lone Rock, entertained a group of girls at the Don Marlow home in honor of Delilah Marlow, who was celebrating her 12th birthday. Attending were Virginia Rath, Betty Shaser, Rita Hurlburt, Lucille Decker, Verda Belle Behrends, I Bb> • 5 I niPAATAmffJ) INSURANCE A. J. (Arnle) Ricklefs 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 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 Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 •BKKK0GKMBKK*SMf 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 KINGFlELD 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 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 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Cant Phone 295-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY U'/a N. Oodg» Ph. 2S5-2W1 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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