The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 28, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 28, 1965
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(la.) Upper De* MelnM thurtdoy, October J&, 1965 Victoria Briggs Weds At the time of this writing, a series of teach-ins ami assorted demonstrations have l>een conducted protesting American intervention and jwlicy in Viet Nam. While I try to confine myself in this column to non- controversial matters - not always an easy task - I have on occasion asked my readers indulgence as I venture a few comments on non-hobby matters. At this moment and under these circumstances, I feel compelled to so venture. - o - In a sense, these manifestations of opinion are valuable in that they do demonstrate the reality of the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution. The right to protest Is fundamental and I would in no sense curtail It. If such activity gives our enemies the impression that American public opinion is running against the government, the fault lies not In the expression but in the one sidedness of It. We have the national habit of being vocal in our negatives and quiet in our affirmations. Several movements are underway, however, to give the positive voice. There comes a time when it is important to stand up and be counted. This is the time. - o - There Is much to be deplored about Viet Nam and mistakes have been made. It Is unfortunate that the local government Is not democratically oriented and that it has not been notlcably successful in developing a program that will win the loyalty of the diverse religions and peoples in this unhappy land. But no matter how ineffective the government may be, under Western guidance the hope for future progress is always there. Under Communist domination, the light Is snuffed out never to be lit again. This is particularly true In a Chinese oriented area. Recent statements by Chinese leaders have clearly indicated that China; is dedicated to a program of expansion based on violence. There can be no real compromise under these circumstances, nor can there be an end. It is clear that a stand must be made and Viet Nam may well be the key to all of southeast Asia. - o - Many members of my profession and area of study, particularly on the college level, are leading the opposition to our stand. At stake is the world of tomorrow, a world whose future can not help but be heavily dependent upon the China of tomorrow. As a high school teacher, I cannot help but think of this future world In terms of the young people that I am currently teaching. I have the highest admiration and respect for courage and dedication of the young men now engaged in the steaming jungles and rugged highlands of Viet Nam. My belief in the Importance of their mission Is founded on the strong conviction that what is happening in that far off land today may well determine the question of life Itself for many of those now in the classroom. I would neither sound the bugle nor beat the drum for it is not our bend to rejoice in battle but we have not built a nation by avoiding that which has been thrust upon us. In 1950, I did not personally wish to go to Korea nor did anyone else that I know of, but I never doubted that this was freedom's battle nor do I doubt now. That war was not settled, but South Korea was saved and Japan as well and South Korean troops are with us now and so are the Australians, bless them both. The war is the same, the issues are the same, the methods differ only in degree, and the old, shopworn apology "they are but peaceful, democratic agrarian revolutionaries" seems a bit ludicrous when applied to the Viet Cong. - o — This is the time. Let the full voice of America be heard. If It states that we should withdraw, then let us do so but I do not believe that such is the case. It is not necessary to march in the streets, though such would not be at all inappropriate. Write to your Senators and Congressmen and tell them where you stand. Debate the issues in your clubs*and organizations and give your resolution to the press and radio. Now is the time to be counted. As columnist, teacher and citizen, I herewith take my stand in full endorsement of the American mission in Viet Nam. Is Initiated Mrs. David Stewart, Denver, la., daughter of the Loyola O'Briens, Algona, has been one of three initiated into Theta Theta Epsilon, honorary home economics club at SCI. There are only eight members in the club. New members are selected by other members and the home economics staff. Members must be upperclassmen, carry a full schedule and meet grade requirements. AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE "Get Well" CARD! See or write Herman Kleen Gilmore City, Iowa HOSPITAL SURGICAL MEDICAL PROTECTION Victoria Briggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Briggs, and Gary Mergen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mergen, all of Algona, were married recently at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Rev. Jerry Wegenek gave a special blessing, organist was Sister Joseph Marie and soloist was Ronald Briggs. The St. Cecelia's eighth grade chior also sang. Altar boys were Charles Geilenfeld and Vincent Esser, Jr. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a satin sheath with Chantilly lace bodice, topped with a redingote satin backed peau taffeta with Chantilly lace inserts in the three-quarter length sleeves and sides ol the coat. It had a chapel train, her veil was a two -tiered crown of lace and pearls bouffant with imported illusion net. She also wore a diamond heart pendant, a gift from the groom. She carried a cascade arrangement of white roses. Bestman was Darrell Mergen, groomsmen were William Higgins and Larry Mergen, maid of honor was Barbara Reding bridesmaids were Mary Ann Erpelding, and Linda Briggs, her personal attendant was Mrs. Ralph Brown and ushers were Richard Reding and Brian Henry. A reception and dinner were held in the KC hall. Mrs. Ronald Briggs was in charge of the guest book, Mr. and Mrs. Al Erpelding were dining room hosts, waitresses were Mary Helen Bestenlehner, Judy Erpelding and Patrice Bode, Carol Reding and Virginia Simons cut the cake, Pat Reding poured coffee and gifts were opened by Snarl ArndorferandDoreenThil- ges. The newlywedsarenowathome at 515 South Thorington street here. (Poundstone Studio Photo) NEIGHBORS GOOD OW TO AROUND TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Arthur Kahler Of Burt modern service lor you means we're on the lob nlghl and day to be sure you have electricity when you want it where you want it to • save you work • save you time • give you convenience •give you comfort ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES Arthur Kahler, 23, Burt, this week's Country Neighbor, has been, farming for three years a half-mile north and three- fourths mile west of Burt. He farms 360 acres as a tenant, with 137 acres of corn, 93 acres of beans, with 104 acres in the government program. Art, a member of the Farm Bureau, also has 24 head of mixed feeder steers and 14 dairy cattle, with the latter rating tops in his work program. Recent changes at the place include a 30 x 80 pole shed, a 30 x 32 machine shed and in the dairy equipment line. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Kahler* and .was .born- Deo., 14, 1941 at Burt. He was married to Mary Trunnelle at Wesley Aug. 14, 1962. Mrs. Kahler is a daughter of Mrs. Ted Trunnelle and the late Mr. Trunnelle and was born at St. Benedict. She is a member of the CDA, is a registered nurse and Democratic Committee woman in Burt township. She is an avid knitter and calls it her hobby. Mr. Kahler has four brothers and three sisters. (UDM Polaroid -Photo) Upptr D«s Moiim Publishing Co. PRINTING AT IT'S BIST - WITH QUAUTY AND ECONOMY Alf«M Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Mollne - Kelly-Ryan - Fap«c New Idea Farm Machinery • Robinson Construction Co. i Sioux Steel Building* Building temtruction F»r iU«, lircnfitl. MM life Md ••*• 9* fcuU* Ing, totUl OB C. C. Hoblnton EM* en Hwr Phone 295-3374 Your International Harvester dealer, ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO., pictured above It located at 1417 Commercial in the northeait part ol Algona. The International Harvester line of farm equipment and motor trucks ii supplemented with other equipment lines such ai Farmhand & Mayrath at well as power lawn mowers, boat motors, lubricants of all kinds for tractors and machinery, and motors. "Service Is Our Most Important Product" ii the slogan of the Hall brothers and that is why they carry one of the largest parts departments In northern Iowa. Their shop room Is the finest and most ample in this area ... and boused in a fine modern concrete block structure. You'll find plenty of private parking and room for used machinery right at the front door or side door, you might say. The Hall brothers and the ALGONA IMPLEMENT crew invite you to stop In — anytime. Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algous) I Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tlrqs M«i**y-H*rrlt Ollvtr OMC ; Tlrts Phone 299-2421 AlS9«»» Ernie Williams John Deere Form Machinery BOTH QUAUTY & SERVICE Located east of Algona oa highway 18. Phone rJo-11561 Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Pealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TRUCKS Sales & Service I'lumc 205-3WI ALGONA Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Gu or OU Pumpi W|Ur I'hunr 293-M40 AUiONA

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