Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 13, 1967 · Page 13
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 13, 1967
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Alftrta (itwa) Arfvam*—4 IMUJtSeAY, JUIY I?*.JW fttctJms Grut Things Could Be a Lot Worse By Abigail Van Buran |c W» >y CMtoot TrIMM-N. Y. NMI Sn*., Inc.] DEAR ABBY: Please come to our rescue as soon as possible! The terrific heat, which requires that we keep our windows open, plus our "problem," make things unbearable. A very lovely, cultured, retired lady in our neighborhood "practices" the piano every morning, afternoon, and evening. She owns a fine grand piano whose tone carries great distances. Altho she practices most of the day, she never seems to improve. We know every note of every piece she practices, and have even come to know when to expect the wrong notes. We can't ask her not to play so loudly, or to keep her windows closed, or she would be offended. And we can't close ours. The newsboy who delivers our paper, delivers the same paper to her, so she must read your column. Please publish this. She is too nice to hurt, but we are suffering. SILENT SUFFERERS DEAR SUFFERERS: You have my sympathy. But have you ever considered how lucky you are that this lady doesn't study voice, with a penchant for opera? DEAR ABBY: We were four girls and two boys brought up in a Jewish home, so we never had ham, bacon, or pork in our house. Now that we are all grown and married, none of us has preserved the dietary customs, but our parents do. I must admit, mama and papa are very broad-minded about our liberal attitude. My oldest sister has a beautiful home, and when she has mama and papa over she serves them a dairy dinner, but she always puts a big pork roast on the table for everyone else. Mama and papa have never said anything, but I know they are hurt. I once told my sister I thought she was out of line to put pork on the table with mama and papa there, and she said, "I'm no hypocrite. We have pork in this house, and they know it, so why hide it? Besides, in MY home I'll serve whatever I like." I still think my sister is wrong. Or am I? ' THE YOUNGEST DEAR YOUNGEST: Your sister is not only wrong, she's childish, disrespectful, and mean. She's trying to show contempt for the old traditions and at the same time let mama . and papa know that she's her own boss.now and can do as she !>leases. But she doesn't have to hit them over the head with a pork roast to make her point. DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 30 years. I am 52 and believe me, Abby, there is nothing wrong with me. I'm refined, educated, and nice looking. People tell me I look like 40. I go to gym and keep myself fit. I don't want to sound like a bragger, but I could take a job as a topless waitress if I wanted to. Enough about me. My problem.is my husband. He wants a divorce. He says he doesn't have anybody else, he just wants to be free. I think he's lying, but I can't catch him. We have grown children who think he is crazy. They don't want me to give him a.divorce. I am ashamed to say this, but I still care for him and can't throw 30 years of marriage out the window. Am I wrong to refuse to give him a divorce? HANGING ON DEAR HANGING: No. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I would like to keep a tiger as a house pet, but people tell me there is a law against it. What law? We do not live in the city, we live in the country. We would have the tiger defanged and declawed and he would be kept in a sturdy cage to preclude his getting loose. He couldn't do damage to any property but our own. The tiger is only a cub now and could be easily trained. Can you give me any good reason why the law would have anything to say about this? LOVES ANIMALS DEAR LOVES: I can't, but a lawyer might. You may not keep a pet in violation of laws prohibiting cruelty to animals. Better clear this with your local humane society. QUITTING BUSINESS AUCTION! Complete Close-Out of Fenton The Norman Bellingers were Friday callers at Howard Bruhn's. The Albin Nelsons, Phoenix, Ariz., are visiting in UM Fenton and Ringsted area. The Harry Wilbergs and Dennis and Kenneth Halver- sons visited Sunday afternoon at Elmer Lee's, Estherville. Fourth of July guests at Eldon Hantelman's were the Olaf Norlands and Arden, Arnold Hantelmans and Renee, BUI Hassel, Dr. John Waites, Gib Bleckwenns, Jim Langermans, Fred Prinks. Lyle Jansens, the Larry Buschers and Gina, Algona, Terri Voigt, the Norman Belling- ers, Dr. Jerry Waites, Gerald Langermans, Roger Frink & Tara. Afternoon callers were the Dennis Prinks, Bert Bleckwenn, Kathy Knutson and Diane Uthof. The Lawrence Deans, Ladysmith, Wis., and their granddaughter, Peggy Dean, St. Paul, were afternoon callers July 4th at Clayton Ditsworth's. Dean is a son of the late Earl Dean. Other visitors Tuesday at the Ditsworths included the Wallace Browns, Gruver, and Reba Ditsworth, Estherville. Around 76 attended the Ohm reunion at the Fenton Community Center Sunday. Out of town guests included Mrs. Hilda Walker, Burbank, Calif., and Mrs. Luella Green, Whittier, Calif. The Eldon Duncans spent the July 4th weekend at North Shore Drive, Bemidji and Brainard, Minn. Mrs. Clara Berkland, Good Samaritan Rest Home, Estherville, spent July 4th at Ernest Berkland's. The Ernest Berklands and Mrs. Clara Berkland were July 4th supper guests at Steve Berkland's. Mrs. Emil Person, St. Petersburg, Fla., is spending several weeks at Kenneth Krause's and with other friends & relatives. Mrs. Ella Newel spent July 4th at Richard McCarthy's, Hardy, and returned home Sunday. Jason Krough, son of the James Kroughs, Valinda, Calif., flew to Omaha, June 25 where he was met by his grandparents, the Fred Kro- ugjis. He is going to spend tine"summer with his grandparents" at Estherville, and Mrs. Laurnetta Miller. Mrs. Carmen Bell and family, Waterloo, Mrs. Laurenetta Miller, the Frank Seeleys, Ervin Seeleys, Claude Tripletts, Mrs. Alvinia Huff, Minneapolis, Mrs. Clara Seeley and Jason Krough spent the 4th at FROST SALES i SERVICE FROST, MINNESOTA -fUTIMMK- FuH HIM of Hardware, plus Tools, Alto: Small Applionctt, lisa and Galmniud Fittings Saturday/ July 15 Auction itliiis it 10:31 a.nt Hardwire Items and Supplies A iMJ9> portion at hordwcro Hilinai art hand Now, On- WMd Item* twli« OaiOwi Took, GolvanlioJ f la*, Slav* Pipt, Fitting, Win, lap*, CaWo, teoli, OlavM, faint, Hu- mUifiore, latiat . .. ovonrHi!n« in tho hardware lino: Mutton Ow Automatic AUCTION OIDU-IMIilHrtnit l_ •4 ki IM IvIawiU •Mi* ml MM!U| M* Tin Cutting Machine Tin Kallv - Tin Crimotr Tank •iao Vico Hydraulic Jackl Portable Comprotwr, Furnace RHer« Sporting Ooadi, Svpalloi KCKU If gallon, Ml-fu'foa Vacuum Cleaner _ jyorydrirn Mutt 0»l lUt It to fco a Comply* Wlllng-CMI 9-AMFW Horn/Co Lawn Mowers New Implements 1MMIMMT MO* 1001$: Oatalino Air Hommtr; Grlndon Tiro Chanfljr; Sioux Volvo Grlndor; l*nch V!w; •arti ClMnor Masking On* Una* S.lno.r; CovBlamatic MOM Clamp MacUnt; Many |ini far bnolomoni Parti and Much Mar* ... i. In Fro»l July Itthl Solons spent, taxed more than all others! (Weekly news release of The plan also provides lor the Iowa Press Association, increased homestead tax cred- Hie material contained here* its for over 65 with income in does not necessarily con- under $3,500. This law, which LaktU: William CM*. •on of Mr. and Mn. Paul Christ, received an Educational Opportunity Grant re* eently from Waldorf Colleie, Forest City. The trant will provide §750 for his sophomore year In collefe. The college will provide one half of the sum, while the other half will be met with federal funds. BUI also received a Waldorf Honor Scholarship which will provide $360 for his tuition costs during his sophomore year. Bill's award winning ability Is not unprecedented. Before leaving Lakota high school he received the Doctor Williams' Scholarship Award of $1,000, The American Citizenship Award, The Representative Boy Award, The William Danforth 'I Dare You' Award, and an Outstanding Service Award for his work as president of the Kossuth County Future Teachers of America Club. Bill was also a member and president of the National Honor Society during his senior year In high school. He Is now planning to take courses basic to Special Education and Theology. Spirit Lake. Mrs. Bell and family returned to Waterloo. July 4th guests of the Harold Bimers were the Ervin Voettlers, Deneise and Lori, Mrs. Lorraine Berkland, Cheryl and Dennis, Fort Dodge, Janet Hammerstrom, Shirley Nelson, Armstrong, and Ron Brekke, Windsor, New Jersey. The Amos Finnesteds and Marlys and the Norman Fin- nesteds and Craig spent Sunday at the Roger Potratz's, Alta. Craig remained for a visit at the Pptratz home. i/The Rev. and Mrs. Frank Drown, missionaries at Ecuador, South America, were Thursday afternoon visitors at Homer Matthiesen's. The Walt Perils were Friday evening visitors at George Peril's, Armstrong. The Marlin Wegeners were Sunday callers at Howard Bruhn's. she hadn't heard about. ELECTRIC RANGES! Twee— 6 Ian mm. WUON TJUJUIS Two Hinnetola MMMUi SKEUEIS Go/*. No. 125 •OXES 7-fT. TUCTO* MOWEI MUHMMIM Office Equipment vloui arrangMnontt Nothing removed 'HI ttttltd far! Not ntfuMt rt> MOTION MIMKEO <*4 CONMKTEP IV: Co/. Roy 8. Johnson 113], SuHolo Center, lama Col. Don BaobiH 121. Cenocr, Minncwra Col. Arnie Muua, for«r City, fewa W CQHHHKNOII WITH Jens void's For yow good, don't auu thii wction! Something hut tor everyone'. There's no waste heat with a modern electric range. All the heat goes into the cooking utensil, not into your kitchen. You have the right temperature for better cooking, right where you want it! With a modern electric range, cooking is cooler, cleaner. And with the new electric range with total clean- ability, there's just one more reason why you should change to an electric range! See your electric appliance dealer today. Algoni Municipal Utilities experts oti Ihe subject say a set-vice tax could btiflg ifl i* much as $100 million per ye*f. This prompted Oov. Hughes to comment that if the service tax brings In a lot more money than expected, he would call • special session of the legislature to correct the situation. Hughe* told a __.. T _ ? newsmen that the purpose of form to the editorial "policy freezes" the property taxes of a special session would be to wins to of this newspaper.) SISSION The Iowa legislature is through! It was in session 175 days, 30 days longer than any previous assembly. low-income, elderly homeowners, won't take effect until 1969. MONIV With the governor already ~,.^ m »^ . . requesting a 39 per cent in- The 62nd General Assembly crease in the state budget, the These include: •pent more money and raised big question was how to raise Air polution more taxes than any other more tax revenue. The ans- - wer was a massive tax increase hammered out in the governor's office during days of private meetings involving decide what to do with the extra revenue or what other action might be taken. • • * ACTS The legislators passed a number of important bills. legislature in the state's his tory. The lawmakers raised $102 million in new taxes as the state budget for this bi ennium will approach $1 bil- Gov. Harold Hughes and leg lion. The session lasted so long that it prompted one freshman senator to say: "1 have been here so long that I don't feel like a freshman any more." TAXES Whether the 62nd General Assembly was a "good" or a "'bad" session depends upon your point of view. The $100 million tax bite represents the first major overhaul of Iowa's tax structure since the 1930's when the state personal and corporate income tax and sales tax were enacted. The reason for the tax increase was to provide revenue for a new method of financing schools in counties, increased state aid to schools 'and changes in the personal property tax laws to exempt household goods and the first $2,500 assessed valuation of other personal property, such as farm equipment and livestock. Legislative leaders predicted the measure would provide 18 to 20 mills property tax replacement throughout the state. However, it will be many months before this property tax replacement plan can actually be implemented and this millage reduction is 'bound to be off-set by higher local budgets in the upcoming fiscal years. The legislature also increased the appropriation for agricultural land tax credit from $15 to $18 million a year. However, this money will be used for agricultural land tax credit on general school fund levies over 20 mills, instead of the present 15 mills. i islative leaders from both houses. Then, with a minimum of debate, this tax package was hurried through both houses of the legislature in its wan- ning days. Here are the major revenue items and estimates on the money to be raised: Increase sales tax to 3% ($56.4 million), extend sales tax to most services (22.9 million), eliminate 'not readily obtainable' use tax exemption ($10 million), increase cigarette and tobacco tax ($6.9 million), change in corporation income tax ($10 million), change in personal income tax rates on income over $7,000 ($11 million), increase beer tax ($1.8 million). The sales tax increase and the extension to services are to become effective Oct. 1. The increases in corporation and personal income tax rates arc retroactive to Jan. 1, 1967. The tax bill also provides for additional state income tax credits. The credit for dependents increases from $7.50 to $10 per person and there is a sales tax credit for those with less than $7,000 in taxable income, ranging from $2 to $12 depending upon income. • • • SERVICES During legislative debate, and even more now that the lawmakers have adjourned, there is much discussion of the tax on services. One question is how much revenue the service tax would bring into the state treasury. The comptroller had estimated $22.9 but many people say this is a very low- estimate. Some it created a new commission within the state health department to establish and enforce rules on controlling air polution Merit system • it passed first merit system or civil service in the state's history to remove partisan politics from state jobs. Governmental reorganization - It combined the state boards of control and social welfare into a new department of social services and reorganized all tax collection agencies and the state tax commission into a new department of revenue. Reapportionment—It passed a temporary plan requiring all legislative candidates up for election in 1968 to run from 'single-member district.' II approved for submission to the voters in the 1968 general election a proposed constitutional amendment reducing membership of the legislature from 185 to not more than 150. Open housing - It passed the state's first law to end discrimination against minority groups in finding places to live. Court reform - It passed three parts of a seven bill package to reorganize Iowa's judicial system. Constitutional Amendments - Approved proposed constitutional amendments to authorize the governor to veto items he disapproves in appropriation bills and to hold annual legislative sessions. (Both gues- tions will be submitted to the people for approval on Nov. 5, 1968. Liquor - It passed a law changing the method of collecting the tax on liquor so that it will be paid by the licensee when he buys his supply from state stores instead of after it is consumed. Assessments - Equalized property assessments for tax purposes at 27 per cent of fair market value. ftcfe Kuecker, Atgofta, re< eently won honors at the In- dlana Yorkshire show and •tit in Lafayette, Ind. fie allowed the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion & male and also the Rt*erve Champion boar. The champion open gilt sold to Homer Jenkins and Rough Acres Farm of Carmi, ill., for a ret* otd breaking price of $1,750. Previous high for a gilt in (he york breed was $1,300. The reserve gilt sold to Joe Stott, Bailey, N. C., for $850. The reserve champion boar sold for $1,500 to L. V. Hanbadt. See us for watch V jewelry repairs When it conies to the fixing, trust to us for a perfect job on watch or jewelry. 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