Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 13, 1967 · Page 14
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 13, 1967
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EDIM rviAr World lacks law for nations THURSDAY, JULY 13, (M. 1. CraMM (ft Into) It is amazing! One of the most amazing revelations of what went on at the governor's "committee" meeting to write the new sales tax law was made by Senator Robert Rigler after the session was over the middle of last week. Senator Rigler is reported as follows: "Senator Minority Leader Robert Rigler (Rep., New Hampton), who took part in the private negotiations, agreed there will be a rash of court cases over the services tax. "He insisted the participants did not see the actual list of services to be taxed until it was distributed in bill form to the legislators the same day it passed the senate. "'WE WERE JUST TOLD in general terms what services would be taxed, 1 Rigler said, 'because a specific list hadn't been drawn up. It was take it or leave it.' " In this connection perhaps not too much blame should be attached to Senator Rigler. He was in the minority party in a secret session with Governor Hughes and democratic leaded. If they knew what they were doing they did not see fit to inform him. But when legislation is proposed in this fashion, sent to the legislature with an "or else" command, the time has certainly come to look closely at what is happening to government in Iowa. THE GOVERNOR has the right and the duty to propose legislation. He makes a state of the state message and a budget message to the legislature in the early days of the session. But it is the duty of the legislature to pass legislation only after in its collective judgment the legislation is good for the state of Iowa. The legislature is not a rubber stamp for the governor. It is a free and independent (or used to be) division of government with the executive and judicial branches. There was a hint in the news of background control some 10 days ago when Hughes is reported to have phoned a Professor Papke, of Indiana, who worked on an interim study of Iowa taxation. The professor was "delighted" with the adoption in Iowa of his ideas. Frankly it can be observed he does not have to live with these ideas. It remains to be seen how "delighted" lowans are over this admittedly poorly written tax proposal. THE GOVERNOR is supposed to administer the acts of the legislature — not write them. Iowa needs no "Big Brother- ism." Iowa should have a legislature that writes the laws, giving and taking as the case may be. Legislators should listen to the governor and recognize his views, but the job of legislating is for legislators elected by the people — not a governor or a professor from some other state. The 1967 legislature should have taken the suggestions, debated them, cleaned up the sad bill, made suitable amendments as they saw best, and sent it to the governor as an action of the representatives of the people of Iowa. After 175 days of wrangling the state could afford and should have had another week of the session to look into a proposal that taps lowans' pockets for upward of $112,000,000. It seems strange that in this modern day we have ho law that nations must live by. We have had laws to control individuals in various nations and states for centuries. And now when nations live in closer proximity thsn individuals did in earlier civilizations there is still no law to control the actions of nations, gangsters or law abiding. The lack of any way to control the "sovereign rights" of nations is the one thing that makes any permanent peace seem impossible. And if you have been following the developments at the United Nations these past few days that subject "sovereign rights" has been used entirely too often and is most often the fact that stands in the way of any settlement of difficulties. As long as the United Nations is concerned with protecting the "sovereign rights" of nations even when that nation is obviously a "gangster" nation how can it be a primary objective of the United Nations to promots peace? Because of the almost constant rain we have been watching the United Nations sessions closely. And is is obvious, we think, to any observer that the Soviet Union and the Nasser controlled Arab states can only be clarified as "gangster states." They have no intention of creating i stable situation on any term* except their own, which is complete elimination of Israel as a state. When this program of Nasser's backfired and the Soviet controlled Arab states found themselves the badly beaten combatants instead of the victorious na> lions they are now pleading with the rest of the nations to restore what they lost. Had they been successful in de> feating and annihilating Israel we wonder would they have been willing to allow the United Nations to restore Israel again? We doubt it. Prior to the start of this Midwest war we had little Legislative secrecy again seen in sales tax passage (ChirlM tfevit In low* Fill* Cltlitn) U.S. and Russian participation, tt seemed to us that Mr. Abba Cban, the Israel Ambassador, had the key idea. He said this is a Middle Eastern problem and only the nations involved can settle it. He tof/fflf ^ O r so everv- wants the Arab states and lative secrecy . ,. or so every Israel to meet together one thought. However, the ALONG without either U.S. closed door sessions Which or Russian participation or produced the tax revision law J^ to "SB. u *Lr p ?S: - th « - 1 !eMion was lems. Nothing could be more logical. If this fails then both sides ment. sympathy for the nation of form of law for nations and ..... 9ome metno d of enforcing those laws it seems that there * closed doof - —-—, a* j-a* will keep out the tofctoyists, prevent any intelligent d£ The 1965 Legislature pass- |^ si0 n of the proposals by 1 a bill which ended legi* persons other than the leaders and hive a decided dampening effect on floor debate once the bill is presented to the rest of the legislators for their votes. . However, if you wish to keep faith with the people, explain the effects of new taxes, encourage intelligent and healthy debate of this very important subject and generally promote confidence in government, you dont resort to these super-secret tact- more than legislative „ and were held with the approval of sortie of the very persons who stood so strongly for the 1965 legislation. Gov. Hughes and the lead- However until there is some erg o( ^ parties S a id tnw . , form of law for nations and gecrecy was absolutely neces- ics. Israel. It is true that they some method of enforcing s 4 | y^y were to pro duce Regardless of what one were formed forcefully and given territory long occupied by Arabs. And in the process some one million Arabs had to give up their homes and lands for the Jewish refugees from Europe. Led by Great Britian, the Allied victors in World War II set up Israel apparently without consideration for the Arabs they were displacing. That apparently now was a mistake. But it was made and we have one of those situations that demand we start from where we are now. We can't go back 20 years and start over. Another thing that seems obvious to a viewer of the U. N. development is that the a . . . ... u « «« bill that will meet with .thinks of the new tax bill. . . is little chance of nations be- - eneral a pp ro val. They were and few can make a very in- ing able to settle their differ- • , partly right in this state- telligent appraisal of it at this ences just as it would be im- 3 v -—*- '" possible for individuals to settle their differences unless ,. hllSh-llUSh mosphere which gave birth to the measure will add no lustre to either the Legislature of Gov. Hughes. If you are going to wait .... . .. until the final hours of the they had recourse to the legislalive sess ion to produce courts which have the power * n biu need the to settle these differences suv ' • and to enforce the settlements. : — Secretary General U Thant did the progress toward in- ALGONA KOSSUTH co ternational law real damage 3ffioet P o^ if ^p by)2 4 he North af ThorirIiton s., AI^OOO. iowo. When he removed the U.N. Edifor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, J peace keeping army merely ^^—— p-r MATIAM *i MtwtPAPIR because one side, the Arabs "^^T== A ^ ^ MATIONAl NIWIPAPIR requested it. If Jimmy Hoffa 1 QlfS.iSiin I N&T 1 U had requested the President I W JfrnMim^ U f CJHnLL to call off the courts and the law enforcement officials when it became apparent that ChrlichillM. *ATI APTAnWB »VBV»Hir I IWPl •«»«•» *E AA One Yeor in County and to nearest po»t office outside of County -— J9.TO — •--• — f — -__ . ( .» • . • une Tear in wouniy UFM iu MCUIC** v"*< *" •• United States and the Soviet he was going to lose and the six months in county and to neorejt post _ _ _ > ._*-:.*-*_- • .. \SAA_ ...». :«AA fm iM»u i-inH *ii nt H*p tnfln PH Union consider themselves too important. Representatives seem to think nothing can be accomplished without A hopeful sign The possibility Governor Reagan, of California, will be a contender for the presidential nomination in next summer's republican convention was given a boost by the Young Republicans meeting in Omaha recently. While the idol of the Young Republicans was certainly Barry Goldwater, it was Reagan who got the attention as a front runner. Goldwater was acclaimed but it was also evident that the Young Republicans conceded he was done as a national candidate. For some reason the Young Republicans are conservative oriented. This has been giving some politicians an anxious moment, for it has always been considered the young people seek progressive movements and shun the old fogy or conservative line. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN some evidence the young democrats are getting away from the do-goodism and the giveaways of the past in the programs of that party. While they are not as conservative as the Young Republicans they are also a lot short of being as wild in government ideas as some of the democrats in the past. It could well be the pendulum is swinging back from the extreme of the government doing everything to the idea people are to do something for themselves. The inability of big government to deal with the Negro problem by handouts is manifestly unworkable, and is one example that worries the young. In fact the govern- Impact of new sales tax law going to be confusing ment may be doing more harm than good. THE YOUNG FOLKS are finding their opportunity is being hamstrung by big government, and they are being taxed to a point where they can not save for their future or get ahead. The young people are also alarmed by the dragging war in Viet Nam and the seeming inability of bringing that sad conflict to some kind of a solution. In fact a lot of young people are losing faith in the government and do not believe hardly anything the administration says. The credibility gap among the young people as far as the present administration is concerned is wide. The beatniks and the "Love Everybody" movements are a symbol of unrest among the young. The revolt seems to be against the immediate past which they know. WORLD WAR II is not even a memory to most of this country's population. The "depression" is a part of history that has no meaning except to those who are getting or are eligible for social security. What they are turning their backs on is the tremendous spending and the giveaways. They see no merit in supporting the idle by their taxes. It would seem they are turning again to the goal of opportunity rather than that of government-based security, which in fact makes them a slave. It's a hopeful sign. Tripe Television viewers will applaud with some vigor the Federal Trade Commission's probe of the methods of advertising by the headache remedies which include aspirin. Viewers have been given headaches by the rival claims of fast action of a particular remedy, and all claim faster than the others. The degree of "fastness" is not given and could be a small portion of a second if that. Now if the commission would investigate the wild claims of the hole-in-head toothpaste peddlers and get some of that tripe off the air it would be a real relief, aspirin or no aspirin. sible in considering the mass of city voters. And the city voters would have little interest in what the board did, whereas the people living in the rural areas would be vitally interested. It seems the suit is an effort of overzealous enthusiasts of the population only theory. (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) The impact of Iowa's $112 million state tax bill, hurridly passed by both houses of the General Assembly in the closing hours of the session, is yet to be measured. lowans had asked for property tax relief. Whether this is property tax relief or merely added taxation remains to be seen. It does switch much of the cost of schools from local property taxpayers to payers of state sales and income taxes, corporation taxes and special excise taxes. But we question the effectiveness of its controls on school spending. If school costs shoot upward, it could turn out to be nothing more than a fat tax increase. Major objectives of the bill are desirable. We are skeptical, however, of any major legislation that is worked out in secrecy, and approved under pressure without adequate time to study complicated formulas. It is bad enough when voters back home are not given a chance to consider proposed legislation; in this case even the legislators themselves had no time to closely examine the bill. A good example of a questionable formula is the provision for a tax on advertising. Intent of the legislature, it has been pointed out, is to apply the tax to radio, television, newspaper and magazine advertising, "on that part of their circulation in Iowa." One of the big problems is how the tax can be applied in interstate trade. If this tax is going to b3 collected on an equitable basis, it must include the magazines published in the East, the network radio and television shows originating out of New York, the Omaha broadcasters selling advertising in Council Bluffs, the firms sending direct mail advertising from Illinois and Minnesota into the state. In our opinion this provision alone is enough to have the entire bill declared unconstitutional. This and other provisions of the bill, such as the higher President had done so what would have happened to the future of laws and law enforcement in the U.S.? Everybody clobbered (Paul Smith in .Reck Rapids Reporter) State legislators passed a tax bill last week that was a whopper. There are a lot of new taxes—and almost everyone got hit with something in the bill. It was to be expected—we are spending more and more money, and both parties have promised for years to do something about property tax relief. Coupled with the new aid- to-schools legislation we now have a package that for a short time at least, should give property some tax relief. How long that relief will last will depend on how the pace of spending continues. If we are going to keep spending more and more money— then what drop may result in -— x mons office -.-iZT'onZ ..... 1700 Year outside County, and to other than neorest outside P.O.s ---- »7.TO *E ounty -— J9 nZ ..... 17 .O.s ---- »7 All rights to matter published in the Algorto Kossuth County Advanc* reserved, including news, feature, advertising .«[ other, and mprodue- in any manner is prohibited except by written Pj™**™ °J T M publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advo«« In «jeh Inttanet. All manuscripts, articles or pictures ore sent at' the owner* fit*. arc tion BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance nnmn »tinn tav ami anniica- 'taxes paid on real property, SETS? sale's "tax" to'Cs may i be."sopped up" and readily obtainable in "not Iowa," may well discourage new industry and industrial expansion, and thus stifle Iowa's growth. Certainly any company planning a move to the Hawkeye state will now take a long look at the tax structure before coming. Tax reform, in our opinion, is a problem far too complex to solve in a couple of days. This bill should have had at least as much consideration as legislation to name a state rock or to put a slogan on automobile plates. Little done at Glassboro Intriguing (N«il Maur«r in Laurent Sun) Zealous A suit has been started in an Iowa court to require population as the only guide in the election of members of boards of supervisors. The suit is "friendly" in an attempt to find out just what the U. S. supreme court means in its one-man one-vote idea. Opposition to the population apportionment is based on the fact the board of supervisors is not in any sense a legislative body. The board merely implements and oversees administration of laws passed by the state legislature. There is an angle that is often overlooked by the enthusiasts for a strictly population apportionment. In countries which have a large city the rural area would not be represented at all under strict population. , , . Most if not all of the work done by supervisors is in the field of drainage and road work outside of cities. It would seem proper to have the representation in the area where the work is done rather than in the city where supervisor authority is rigidly limited. . Districting of a city-county to give adequate representation to the area outside the city proper would be difficult if not impos- It's officially Sir Chichester now that the queen has dubbed the sailor with a sword giving him the right to the title. It was quite a show on television in England and was a delightful bit of the trappings of knighthood of olden days for Americans. Chichester is the fellow who guided his little ship around the southern tip of Africa alone and in the process intrigued the fancy of the world in his fight against the elements. It is a bit of fantasy — intriguing, colorful, and brave no doubt — but of little useful value. But it did focus attention on one person instead of the masses so commonly considered in this battered old world. beings? Parsons The UN press conference of Mr. Kosygin, following his meetings with President Johnson, indicated that little I Ithpr or nothing was accomplished V7111C1 at Glassboro. The Russian position seemed to be unchanged. There was some accomplishment, however, in the fact that the summit talks were held at all. Here were the leaders of the world's two most powerful nations, representing opposing views, visiting like two neighborly grandfathers. The talks should at least help clarify the US and Russian position, and could possibly set into motion further bargaining in the future. After all, agreements between nations are usually reached in a series of "low level" sessions, rather than summit meetings. There is at but it will be interesting to see what happens in Vietnam and the Middle East during the next two or three months. property will again be taxed to the hilt. , We do not believe that any of the members of the General Assembly were satisfied with the new tax bill. There are too many unknowns involved. The bill was worked up by leaders of both parties 'and the governor. It was given to the senate the middle of the morning (Wednesday) and the senate was practically put into isolation and kept there until the bill was passed. The democratic majority and the minority too, were under pledges to pass the bill as it was presented—and the governor served notice that the bill would either be passed as it was presented or he would veto it. Under ordinary circumstances the legislature would have been clobbered all over the place—and the governor would have been pointedly told that legislation is passed by the legislators, and his threats were in violation of their responsibilities. However the members of the general assembly were worn out. The session has lasted far too long—and leadership has not brought legislation and when (C. P. Wood* in ShtMon Mail) If we are ever invaded by beings from outer space, we probably will have them in ...-,.-.- . n «. Sur midst for a long time it should have done so. Result without realizing it. A fantastic appearance will mean nothing to us, conditioned as we are by the every-day sight of young ladies with their hair done up in big metal curlers, wierdly arranged on top of their heads, parading Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance . 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-273P BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Hail Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ov.r $102,000,000 worth of insurance in fore*. A hem* Company. Safe, Mcurt, Lola Scuffnim, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Htrbit SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundtt Larry C. Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate " RICKLES A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurant* Ph. 29S-SS29 or 295-3111 ALGONA Optometrists Chiropractors around town on their daily business. We saw one the other day who had such an elaborate Charges and counter charges have so messed up the issue on Parsons college that SliTS'Jff^^^col^BS leasTa" n^op-portunity"^ display of such gadgetry over does try to help those unable to make the --* -H-M.-™ •» h. «.M. head that we couldn't resUam grade in a regular college. And it must be admitted that a man who develops an institution from some 200 students to 5,000 has "something." It may _ .-„ . ... be he neglected the finer qualifications de- flLffface^^to Ms fSlnds manded by the nabobs in academic circles. ***** face with his friends The real test should be in the quality as well as the quantity of students. discussions to be held. The Russian leader must have had some good reason- for agreeing to the meeting in the first place. Otherwise Anyone throwing rocks at cars and trucks from an overpass on a highway »s guilty of attempted homicide to say the least. Punishment should be swift, sure, and convincing. in various parts of the world, and providing Red China with more ammunition about a "sellout" to the US. Being photographed exchanging •miles with LBJ isn't any asset in the Communist world. •Kiiere will probably be no publicity about and "deal" between the US and Russia, head that we couldn' ourselves from asking her what she got on the antenna — FJ4? Or was she equipped with radar? The creatures from outer space could very well be among us now and we'd never know it. _ o is that everyone wanted to pass the tax legislation, and get out of Des Moines just as fast as possible. There are a lot of folks who are going to have "sore toes" when the full implications of the legislation are understood. Undoubtedly there will be a lot of changes two years hence—but for the time being we've got the bill and we'll have to live with it. DR. HAROLD W, ERICKSON Byes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 Gast State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J, KINGPIf LD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Rug* Mrs. Nellie Hageboch, of Armstrong, has started making loom-woven rugs of a new material — ceJophane wrappers. She has woven hundreds from other materials. (M. B. Crsbbe in E«0U Grew E«f It If the mosquitos get any bigger or any thicker around here anyone spending more than a few minutes outside is going to have to carry a spare pint of blood for replacement purposes . . . unless we can convince them to take it direct and save us from acting as the middle man. Dr. L. L. SNYDER 113 fait Statt St. Dial 295-2715 Clfftd Saturday Afttrnoom Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU ff KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bill Reports 2964182 Algona DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon.—Wed.—Fri. 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3308 Office Hours: Mon.—Tues.—Wed.—Fri; 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30—12:00 Friday Eve. — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON Farm MANAQEMINT COMPANY 12ft N. Do4|« Mi. atl-Mfl LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M.D, Clinic Bldg. 109 W, State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295X2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTIR. M. D. Residence Phone 295-2335 D.IAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N, Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2406 Dentists OR, J. I, HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 6. State St. Phone 298-2884 DR. LIROY I. 1TROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 296-3131 KEVIN NASH, D.D.S. 123 P. Call 295-5108 Algona PR. J. G. CUPSAOPLI Dentist 112 N. Ttonngton

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