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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 28, 1965
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4-Aleena (la.) Upper De* MolnM thurtday, October 28, 1965 ONE OUT OF TEN Sunday's Register carried an interesting story regarding government payroll*, including the evidently correct cmertion that "one ot'f of every 10 adult lowani work* for the government, »tate or local." This did not Include Federal payrolls. We can hardly criticize the people on the public payrolls for being there. Every time we adopt new programs and new ideas and do not discard others that have become obsolete, we simply add to total personnel. It is comparatively simple for various groups to get steamed up about having the state, or the county government, adopt this or that, and of course hiring the people to staff the project. But when the bill comes in, or we think about costs, the story Is different. State-local employment In Iowa has grown seven times faster than the population, which means that we have probably exceeded greatly the logical number of governmental units, departments and employees needed to run our government in efficient manner. But we do It to ourselves. Next time someone has a "great idea" about something on the state or local level ask yourself how many people it would require to administer the Idea, and how much It will cost, in added tax funds. CUSTER'S LAST - ORDER I Northwood Anchor — The Anchor re- celved word yesterday from Aberdeen, S. Dak., of an historical discovery that will undoubtedly receive national coverage. A Public Health medical doctor assigned to the Bureau of Indian Affairs In Aberdeen gave medical treatment to an old Sioux woman. When she died recently she left the doctor some Indian relics, Including a medicine bag her grandfather had given her many year* ago. It contained some herbs, pieces of bones and good luck charms AND a piece of yellow paper that was a U.S. Army field order form signed by Gen. George Armstrong Custer, dated July 7, 1876, the day of the fatal battle at the Little Big Horn. Dr. Marston forwarded the field order to the University of Minnesota, and Monday received confirmation that It Is Ouster's handwriting and probably his last general order to his troops. The order was only four words long, reading i "REMEMBER, MEN I NO PRISONERS II" Many a man has wondered why, when manufacturers put so much time and effort on suit material, tailoring and style, nobody ever bothers to see that real pockets are included instead of the paper-thin variety. Upper 30c& HIE. Call Street-Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 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 NATJONAl EDITORIAL 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 Copiei - We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi weekly $6.00 No subscription less than 6 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST FANS WERE BOOING COACH Brlft Newi Tribune - For the first time in about three years we ventured forth a trip to watch the Iowa Howkeyes play Minnesota. Better we should have stayed home and painted on the house. It was th* game In which a minority of the crowd of 59,000 became disgruntled enough at the 14-3 loss to rise up and rudely boo Quarterback Gary Snook late in the game. But from our vantage point It jeemed more of a raipberry for Coach Jerry Burns than for Snook who wa§ apparently having a bad day with hii pasting. From remarks in our area of the ttadium the over-all dissatisfaction Is with the results Coach Burns is getting. One player cannot make or break a team. The cause must be traced to the top. Following the booing, there came applause for the coaching manuever that Drought a change of quarterbacks. Some of the loudest raspberry came from fans who were well-lubricated with flre-wator and tossed their sportsmanship to the winds. Arriving home we found that Britt had enjoyed a pleasant day. In contrast we suffered. We were confined in a traffic jam for about an hour that got us into the stadium after the klckoff. Then in the second quarter the stadium and its mass of spectators were drenched by a downpour. It didn't make for happier fans or a better game on the field. Several times we caught ourselves eye- Ing the fabric of a red umbrella rather than the action on the field on the other side of It. Perhaps all this mental wear and tear may have contributed to the attitude of those who joined In the raspberry. We drove the new Interstate 80 from Des Moines to Icwa City and became more Incensed than ever at Mason City Interests delaying the completing of 1-35 for over 2 years. 1-80 shortens the trip to Iowa City by about 30 minutes, and a north-south freeway would save even more time and wear on ones tern- perment. Comment On 'Socialism' Osage Press — Looking at the United States through the eyes of foreign affairs experts of other lands is a highly enlightening experience. Especially when those experts represent countries to which our American heritage owes so much, the countries of northern Europe. Nearly every one of these northern European nation* are advanced social democracies. Some even claim to practice outright "socialism." And as a result, most American travelers are "scared." The American traveler, though, who asks questions and sincerely seeks answers soon finds that socialism, instead of being a swear word and a synonym for communism, Is a philosophy of "help the underdog, or aiding the underprivileged." It even sounds suspiciously like an American philosophy. In these lands of Scandinavia and the British Isles, free enterprise and social democracy work hand In hand. As a matter of startling fact, the United States is regarded as a highly advanced exponent of socialism In many fields. The prime example of course Is our socialistic system of public education. Contrary to the statements of Its detractors, the American system of free education Is greatly admired in Europe and there Is a movement afoot in several countries to adopt the American system. We build roads, handle the malls, generate and transmit our electricity, run our communications networks and operate our farms (to name a few examples) under either an outright system of social democracy or under a state-sponsored system of private monopoly which differs only In degree from European counterparts. Under the Johnson administration we have moved into the field of health services with a scheme far broader (and with far less Individual participation) than those In most foreign lands. Our social security system is not as broad as some, but more liberal than others, and no politician (even Goldwater) seriously supports Its abolition. The welfare of the nation is paramount In these lands of northern Europe. Their leaders claim that we Americans are too afraid of words such as "socialism" and that we would be wiser to examine the actions of nations which practice it. Deeds, rather than words. Th« advice is probably sound. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Apology Didn't Bring Her Back /I HAVE / &UT SHE WON'T ( TALK TO Me .. THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I ami for getting mad 1 was wrong. . ... .». *i_..__._t._'_j <-** • 11 _i. _ going steady, or was, until my girl caught me with a girl that didn't have such a good reputation, if you know what I mean. She got mad and gave me my ring back. I don't blame her But. I have apologized. Still, she won't even talk to me. How can I get her back?" OUK REPLY: The fact that you were wrong and apologized isn't enough. What probably con- cerns your girl is the fact that she believes you would probably do the same thing again if she "took you back" and said all was forgiven Have you really given her such an assurance? Have you done anything to convince her that you not only know you made a mistake, but as well have no intention of making the same mistake again? Your apology is no good if it was a mere formality. You didn't do a "big" thing when you apologized. You only did the right thing. How "right" it was depends upon how sincere you were. If you apologized only to get her back, and didn't really mean it, can you blame her for not wanting to try it again? II you hay* a l«tnoj» prebltm you waul la discu«». or on ob«»rvation to makt. addr»i« youi Ulltf to FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT. KY. AI'S BlLUYfe > - PON'T WORRIEP ABOUT HIM 20 YEARS I CROSSWORD PUZZLE AGO LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M IN TM§ from H/SIORK'5 SCRAPBOOK] DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS \ U.S. selective service became effective, October 29, 1940. The Volstead Act was passed, October 29, 1919. Born on October 30 were Chiang Kai-shek (1886); John Adams, 2nd U.S. President (1735); Admiral William f. Halsey, Jr., (1882). October 31 is Hallowe'en. The U.S. Senate passed a bill reducing income tax levies, November 1. 1945. The first successful radio broadcast was made by Station KDKA, Pittsburgh, November 2, 1920. Commander Peary's discovery of the North Pole was contiraed, October 3, 1909. The first machine gun patent was granted, October 4, 1M2. German forces were driven from Greece, October 4, 1944. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 27, 1955 - o Marilyn Lowman, daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Perry Lowman, Algona, who was attending State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, had been selected president of the newly-organized pep council. - o Jack Purcell and Chester Armstrong of the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. force attended the Homecoming football game at Illinois School for the Deaf at,Jacksonville, DJ. Jack was a graduate of the school. - o Hugh Black, an Algona farmer was probably the man most responsible for teaching Algona's first and second grade students more about farming than any man in the county. During the past month, 284 first and second graders visited the Black farm. .While at the farm, Hugh showed the youngsters many farm implements in use, explained various farm activities and led a tour through his up-to-date dairy parlor. - o Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mayland, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Oesterman, Titonka, went by plane to Ft. Sheridan, HI. to attend the wedding of Donald's brother, Eugene Oesterman and Shirley Kuchenreuther of Algona. - o - Algona high's Bulldogs, still looking for win number one after losing five and tying one on the football field so far, were to travel to Iowa Falls for an engagement with the Cadets. According to statistics on the season to date, Doug Meyer accounted for a total of 714 yards rushing and passing. Jim Cowan had carried for 145 yards as the two had gained all but 106 of the Bulldog's yards in six games. - o Fenton's new furniture store, operated by Roy Petersen, formerly of Ringsted, was holding its grand opening Oct. 29. The store covered a large main floor area, with several special rooms for individual types of furniture as well as the main floor display. The basement had also been renovated and provided additional display area. - o The problem of what to serve at a buffet luncheon or dinner had several excellent solutions judging from the entries in the Algona Merchants recipe contest. Mrs. George Jorgenson of Fenton was the week's winner for her recipe - cheese rarebit with sausage links. - o - A new low for the season, 20 degrees, was registered on the temperature gauge at the airport. The temperature went to freezing or below four times during the week, but pleasant days took most of the sting out of the air. High for the week was 75. - o- LuVerne's new $275,000 community school was dedicated and an open house followed. The addition was built at a cost of $7.25 per square foot and was financed by a bond issue voted in January, 1954. The new addition included a basement and two floors. - o Winners in the Grid Contest were Ken Bunkofske, senior at Algona high school, $10; Orville Kinden, Algona, $3; and a St. Cecelia's Junior, Cecil Schil- moeller, $2. Al Granzow of Algona got eight games out of 20 and moved to the end of the mourner's bench for the week. - o Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Smith and children, Swea City, went to Spencer-to-atteud -the parade, and meeting of the National Society for Preservation of Barbershop Quartert singing. Mr. Smith, Ed Peterson, Lowell Larson and Walter Peterson were members of the Fairmont branch of the national society. - o Mrs. Clifford Gronbach, Livermore, entertained the Just for Fun club, with Mrs. Joe Meiavin, Humboldt and Mrs. Norman Scott as guests. Auction bridge was played, with Mrs. Herman Gronbach winning high, Mrs. Elmer Gronbach, second high, and Mrs. Scott, travel prize. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 25, 1945 Theft of precious stones, valued at $500 or more, was reported from the Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend. One stone, in particular, a precious importation from abroad, was found missing from its place at the entrance of the tomb. No trace of the stone had been uncovered, - o Janice Hanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hanna, was named Queen of the 1945 Algona high school Homecoming. Only drawback to the annual event was the fact that Clear Lake defeated the Algona team, 19-13, in the football game. -o- North Iowa - including Kossuth county - was on the verge of being deluged by the greatest set of promoters and racketeers in its history. Sheriff Art J. Cogley issued the warning as a result of bulletins he had received and actual cases that had been reported to him. Actual instances included the advent of stock salesmen, the selling of electro cuts for advertising at a price far beyond their worth, advertising racketeers neon signs, and an insurance scheme with "a small down payment." - o The first of the new 1946 Ford cars were on display in the showrooms of the Kent Motor Co. The new V-8 engine developed 100 horsepower, making it the most powerful Ford in the history of the company. - o Marjorie Lickteig, a student at the Good Council Academy, Mankato, spent the weekend at her parental Louis Lickteig home at Wesley. Her brother, Albert was home on furlough. - o - Friends of the James Coadys, Lone Rock, gathered at their home for a farewell party for the son Pvt.-James Coady, who -was reporting -for duty -at- Ft.- Riley. Attending were the Fred Tigges, Alvin Kahler, Art Kadow and the Melvin Faber families of Burt and the Bernard O'Brien family of Portland twp. - o The stork at the McCreary hospital Whittemore, went on a rampage again. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lentz, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. John Mosbach, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. George Balgeman, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Butler, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Koppen and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lentz. THE GOLDEN YEARS SO A COTTAGE ON A LAKE IS YOUR MEAT AFTER 65? As you continue trying to mas- ** ter the art or retiring — an art that still eludes most people — you come eventually to a cottage on a lake. Such a cottage is a popular retirement idea these days, what with all the lakes that have been created around the country in recent years. From about age 55 on, many people start pricing lake lots, or contracting for shell houses they can complete themselves, or buying established cottages that are for sale. Should YOU follow the parade? Here is an autumn appraisal of what retirement to a cottage on a lake is like, based on talks with a hundred or so retired people that are trying it: — It is a chic thing to do. There's little doubt that friends back in the city and former- fellow workers at the company will envy you. — It is a less expensive life than the city, partly because everything is informal but mainly because there is little to spend money for except a Ferris Wheel ride at some nearby County Fair. — You won't have much fun fishing, nor will you catch much to brag about. The lakes are being fished to death. Even the fish the states are hatching to restock the lakes are biting the dust before they're four inches long. — In summer, swarms of va canonists will be milling about you because lakes have become a major lure. In the spring you will like the excitement of this influx; by late August you'll be pretty sick of it. — Vacationists bring boats With them, usually with motors attached. All summer they roar back and forth, often with yelling kids riding water skis behind them. It's noisy, but you get conditioned to it by mid-July and don't notice. Nights are quiet. — You will find that a lake area usually gets as hot as a frying pan in summer, and your inclination will be to stay indoors from about 10:30 to 4 each day and let the young folks take over. In the fall you will feel great relief as the vacationists depart and then, except in the hot climates, you will enter a lonely winter of isolation. You won't like it much. — You'll not have as many deadbeat houseguests. from the city as is generally supposed. A few, but not many. In fact, during the winters, you'll wish you had more. — In general, the lakes of recent times are well removed from urban areas. Your cottage, most likely, will be out of touch with civilization except for some nearby rural town and the small businesses that grow up around lake resorts. — Doctors will not be inclined to ride down your rutted road at night to make house calls. If, indeed, there is a doctor around. — Retirement cottages on a lake are usually not very good houses. Many are jerry-built, or do-it-yourself projects of amateurs. — About boats. They are synonymous with lake life. But you don't get them with trading stamps. They cost. They also don't pull very easily up the hill to your basement in the fall. Not after age 65. Maybe you can ride in a neighbor's boat. Buying him some gas, or something. ACROSS 1. Depart 6. Sum 11. Fossil resin 12. Ancient Greek coins 13. Greek letter 14. Mellower 15. Sweet girl of song 16. Sloth 17. Observe 18. Celtic language 22. Expire 24. Assist 28. Potato: dial. 29. Weird 30. Grows old 31. Warns 32. Flight of Mohammed 34. Inquire 37. Toward 38. Jack in crlbbage 41. Hebrew prophet 43. Unbind 45. Stood up 46. Furze 47. Cruder 48. Stage and film actress DOWN 1. Boys 2. Ostrich- like bird 3. Papal envoy 4. Old soldier 5. Epoch 6. Gateway to Shinto temple « 7. Japanese kimono 8. Surpasses 9. Sheltered 10. Italian coins 16. Grogshop brew 19. Imitative 20. Common suffix 21. Comfort 22. Greek letter 23. Loiter 25. Spirit of chivalry 26. Ignited 27. Foot- like organ 29. High priest 31. Past 33. Anesthetic 34. Partly open 35. Rail bird 36. Recognize 39. French river 40. Get- togethers, country style Sanaa' eases iisBra stara nn raiiaa. HOB SOS iiOBM Basil Basra HHOII 3E@ aara aan ns Horn anas 42. 43. Peer Oynt's mother Exclamation Common or profane: Haw. 15 15 30 34 41 Zb 35 l& Sb 19 ao 4Z. Vt Ifa bl 14- 46 ai 44 as Zb 10 ei 40 Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Kerber, Fenton, entertained at dinner in honor of Mrs. Kerber's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feye of Whittemore, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Attending were the ErvinBorchardts, Clarence Wegeners, John Kerbers and Janet McFall, all of Fenton, and the J. W. Bells, Emmetsburg. - o L. A. Nitz, Ledyard, was driving to Algona each morning and bringing 26 prisoners of war from the camp to assist with the beet harvest. He took them back each evening. - o George Patterson, Portland twp., had his herd of 4,000 sheep sheared. Four men with shearing machines did the work in record time. Mr. Patterson also had another 4,000 sheep at his farm at Swea City. - o Marlene Gillespie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gillespie, Algona, entertained nine girls at a luncheon party in celebration of her birthday anniversary, followed by a theater party. - o Mrs. Harold Jergenson and Mrs. William Kuhn, Algona, drove to Mason City where they met Harold who had received his navy discharge at Minneapolis. Mrs. Kuhn was a sister of Harold. - o Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Andrews, Algona, left by air, for a vacation trip of a week or two. ^% - f _ _ _•___ _• •%• • ,s JJ^rectoryj INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hbspitalization 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 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 MBMBnmMHPSM DR. Jt/[. 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 Phone 295-2341 w^rnKmrmmmmnr* ww~*m wSSSISSSw Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC, Donald V. Gant Phone 293-9540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE, M,D, Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.P. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 _ Residence Phone 295-2514 MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVz N. Dodgt Ph. 2S5-J891 . SCHUTTER, M-D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M-D, rnysicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algpna Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 295-5917

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