Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 27, 1967 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1967
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Special session may be needed Watch out lor bike riders (Neil Miurtf In bill was handled. "I've never "violated the basic principle* (M. B. CrsWw In into a left tuffi wi Laurent tun) seen the rules of the legl<- of the legislative proc** of fatto Ofi*t Baftto) him into the inside THURSDAY, JULY 27, tftt *ftd more tawt law Unrealistic position With all the government program* and safeguards granted by the U. S. supreme court it seems sometimes that it pays to be poor. While there is rea,l merit in helping the unfortunate there is a tendency to over do it in some cases. Recently Judge Paradise, Sioux City, ruled that a person given legal aid by the county could be sued later by the county to get that fee back 11 the indigent prospered afterwards, The Iowa Civil Liberties Union is appealing the ruling on the theory it may cause an indigent to refuse the servicss of on attorney in a criminal proceeding. IN HIS RULING Judge Paradise said: "To relieve a defendant from payment of attorney fees in a criminal case simply because he is unable to pay, at the time of his arraignment, trial or appeal, is unjust and discriminatory to those industrious, thrifty and frugal persons who are able to employ and pay their own counsel." The judge also said: "The county pays those fees for him and is entitled to recover from him the amount paid, if and when ho is or becomes aible to pay." The case came from a defendant accused of rape who was found not guilty in a court trial. The attorney for the man filed a bill i'or $1700 which the county paid. It is now said the man is able to pay the money. THE CIVIL LIBERTIES union takes the position "some indigents could decline to be represented by counsel at their trial or on appeal if they knew they would later be saddled with a legal bill set by the court." There is no question a person should be entitled to representation if he is unable to pay. That is a constitutional right and one that is generally accepted as proper by the American people. However there is a growing tendency to picture the indigent as some kind of martyrs of society who are entitled to more consideration than the average citizen just because they are indigent. Forgotten, as the judge points out, are those who pay \ their way and ask no favors, including those for whom such payment means a hardship. IT SEEMS REASONABLE a person who has had the benefit of a court-appoint ed and county-paid attorney to reimburse the county for the costs when he becomes able to pay. What is forgotten by the welfare and liberties people is that the cost of such things is also borne by those who are paying their way, and add to the taxes assessed against the people. In the first place let it be remembered — a person is entitled to counsel if he can not afford an attorney. But if the man later becomes able to pay, well-off, and prosperous it is indeed an injustice to those who pay taxes to have that person relieved of any responsibility. The civil liberties union position seems unrealistic and prejudiced. necessary this year to clear up vague provisions of the new tax bill which was rush- through in the final days of the recent session. Some legislators say the bill Is much broader than they anticipated and that it will bring in substantially more revenue than predicted. Others believe it is headed for the courts, to determine the legality of certain parts of the package. Most appropriate comment, bill was handled. "I've neve* "violated the basic prtnctplei seen the rules of the legi*- of the legislative prowl* of lative process violated so letting legislators, know whit grossly as when this tax bill they were voting on artdI tofc § y • '••— — ting them have an opportunity " ' ' •*" " In the past, the legislative process has given the people time to react. When a bill is introduced and referred to to understand the bill thoroughly before voting on it.'* Drawn up in secret meet- a committee this allows the ings, pushed to a vote without news media time to dissemin- adequate study by the iofrs- * lators who had to decide on it, and passed without any test of public reaction, the controversial tax bill is sure to be a political issue in the election year ahead. It will be, that is, unless a special ate information about it, and the people time to react, to it." in this particular case, he pointed out, the action taken we believe came from Republican State Senator Tom , and maybe more, > incidents with in a few hours of each other here Monday should remind all drive** that this is'the time to be especially alert for children, not only on bikes but also on tricycles, wagons and afoot. They can materilize from nowhere and split seconds can mean the difference between a narrow escape and serious Injury or death. One boy was injured Mon- L/VI vi i^-ca i • vs **»•*%• v+r^mm^m »w» — —.-- wwf ..-.w -—T — _ - » — .» • i Riley of Cedar Rapids, who session of the legislature day and this writer saw anoth- * *• t _# *i__ ...... at* A _*.«. *•!*•. itl** 14 n«* ft/tt*tn wit niti a flAl)* >S was critical of the way the overhauls it. daylight Must halt Another university? People in southwest Iowa seem determined to force the state to establish a state- operated college or university in the area. At Denison thetre is a "Midwestern" college established a couple of years ago. It has attracted a number of students, and the town has contributed to its establishment. Now there is a determined drive to hang the cost onto the state with another state-supported institution added to the institutions at Ames, Iowa City and Cedar Falls. The Denison college is housed mainly in some old buildings including an old hotel. The buildings are not entirely suited to the use by students but have been made- do. THE LEGISLATURE now has a difficult time finding enough money to support the three present institutions in the style to which they want to become accustomed. To add another now would compound the problem and become a political football. Some ten years or so ago the state college at Ames got the legislature to call it a university, and recently the state college at Cedar Falls has come with a new name of Northern or something like that. What this change in "status" meant is an immediate up-grading of salaries, and hence costs, because a university professor is entitled to more money than an ordinary garden variety college professor. Status gets expensive. IT WOULD SEEM western Iowa is amply supplied with colleges now, with successful institutions at Sioux City, Storm Lake, and in Omaha. To add another at this time would be questionable. The town of Denison can not be faulted for the effort, but there is far from unanimity in the location of such a college in southwestern Iowa. Other towns want it too, and the furor if such were planned could be politically damaging to the present state institutions. In matler of fact if more colleges are to be state established there are some other places in Iowa which would be happy to have one located In Its borders. ONCE A COLLEGE is established by the state then the community finds much of its land taken off tax rolls on which the college is located. Also the influx of personnel to run the college brings in families which have to be taught in the local schools. This result is an additional demand from the state for special state aid to the local shcool district to take care of these added families "brought In because the state has a college there." (Pat Gallagher in Btlmond Independent) While some Iowa petunias droop from the excess of sun they're receiving this summer because of daylight saving time (at least, so some petunia fanciers would have us be- lelve), lowans might never- the less count their blessings. Consider the poor British. Inhabitants of the United Kingdom are soon to have summer time all the year 'round. How about THAT? We don't wish to imply that a climatic miracle is about to occur. It's just that starting early next year the Britons will go on the equivalent of our daylight saving time around the calendar. Their problem isn't to gain an extra hour of daylight leisure time. It is rather that the hub of European economy has shifted to central Europe, and the British with their Greenwich mean time have gotten out of synchronization with the bulk of their economic associates. It doesn't seem to be bugging the Britons too much that they'll be rising earlier and retiring an hour earlier. What most bothers them at . UCStlOIlS W. C. Jsrnsgin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune An item appeared in the daily press the other day that should give added recognition to our own Community Chest method of raising funds for local charitable services. The item concerned action the moment is what they're going to call the new time regimen. Quite naturally, they aren't going to settle for calling it European time and thereby admit they aren't calling the economic shots as they once did. And "Perpetual summer time" is equally out of the question. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the British government has solicited suggestions in hope of solving the dilemma. One wag recommended "Continual British Winter Time," taking a sus- pecious view of how efficacious an effect the "summer time" label is apt to have on British weather. One British newspaper proposed that, until a permanent name can. be found, the government simply call It "In-the-Meantlme." The Monitor harbors serious doubts that the official suggestion-sifters are likely to come upon one serious and sober enough to fill the bill. To demonstrate the Inherent drawbacks to inviting an exercise of wit in such a sober matter, the Monitor admits that the best IT'S been able to come up with is "All-the" Time-Time." (Paul Smith In Reck Rapids Reporter) Our country is very soon going to have to face up sharply to the rioting which is going on. in major cities between the Negros and the police. This is not a matter of segregation; this is not a offiOMp £S er come within breath of being hit when seemingly the danger had passed. That boy raced out of a driveway onto the four lane highway into the path of a car which was uncomfortably but not dangerously close. He turned right and coasted over near the curb, the car moved to the inside lane and everything looked fine. Suddenly the boy wheeled into f left tuffi Which took him into the inside lane and into the path of the now dangerously close cat, and this after apparently looking back over his shoulder at the car. Only the quick, heavy foot of Chat driver sliding all four wheels of his car saved the boy from being hit. The point we are trying to make is that you can take nothing for granted when children are in or close to the street. They may stop, turn, jump or run.without warning. We feel that parents should, as effectively as possible, make their children aware of the dangers and teach them to be cautious. We also realize that children forget When they become absorbed in their^ activities. Drivers must remember that forgetfulness and be prepar- for it when they can see the children close to the street. Two children, have been hit by cars here this summer. We hope the number stops right there and alert, suspicious drivers can help. ALOOMA ROSIUTN COU.HT.t PuMMwd by. th« Adyonw fubllihino of as the object for its fundraising. Its collections fell from $67 million in 1954 to $24 million last year. While we won't argue with the value of research in the birth defects field, it would appear that the March of Dimes should reorganize within itself, with another fund matter of conscience; it is not a matter for debate. Rioting, murder, beatings —are just as wrong when committed by the Negros as they were when they were and if they are committed by the Klu Kluz Klan. No matter what the Negro leaders or the leftists—or ri.ghi.ists say—we cannot cure the Negro problem by rioting, violence, larceny of arson The Negro has built up a lot of support among most of our people. Their problem is recognized and there is sound support for correcting the conditions about which they rightly complain. Present activities of the Negroes—such as those in Newark, where more than two dozen people were killed in rioting la.st week—are hurting their than any other one thing. Public support is being lost. We either enforce the laws —for all the people—or they are useless. The Rev. Martin Luther King should give careful thought to that fact. His continued advocacy of law violation—if you don't like the laws—leads his people to nowhere but trouble. iflM „„ Editor North Thorington ». . . A O V A MCJ Mondoys ond Tnyriooyi, , and publiirwr, Duor* E. Dtwel, Manag MATI CogMondoyt ond Thuwdoyi, afWng t °tdi£f, 0 'ju!ion ChrischillM. HiWIfAMi N ADVANCI SUMCRIPTION RATI . Ont Year In County and to nearest pott offle* outside of County ... 15.00 Six month* in County and to nearest pott office -- $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s ....$7.00 All right* to matter published in the Alcana Kossuth County Advance are retervSd, including newt, feature, advertising or other, and reproduction in any manner is prohibited except by written permission of th» publishers of the Algono Kossuth County Advance in each Instance. All manuscripts, article* or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance in Fort Worth, Texas, where agency or disband. We view (~Vf»rllt a city commission rejected with jaundiced eye those or- VfvM 11 ' This is true in Ames, Iowa City and permission for the National ganizations that "attempt to U'll Foundation (March of Dimes) survive just for the sake of . tctX Dill Cedar Falls. A recent legislator caused an uproar in these three towns when he suggested the towns should be happy to have the state institutions to add to its community income without begging the state to take care of the costs. The legislator, of course, got no where. However that uproar was mild to one which suggested the college or university be moved to a place which welcomed it! And under present census rules the college enrollment is added to the town's population entitling that town to more state aids. No wonder Denison wants it. A real gravy train. to conduct a campaign. They claimed the organization was spending 40% of its budget to collect money. In the past the National Foundation performed admirably in collecting over $700 million thru the years, financing the discovery of polio vaccine and helping countless polio victims. With that battle over, it switched to arthritis and birth defects. In recent years it turned to the latter project having an organization—especially when there are high- salaried executives at the top. Community Chests on the other hand have proven to be most efficient way to raise money for charitable agencies. They have a local appeal and usually spend less than 5% of the goal on fundraising expenses. There is a suspicion that many agencies spend more money on promotion than on research. This argument will last Unreliable Estimates of income by state officials have to be treated with a great deal of salt. When the withholding went on a couple of years ago it was predicted at first the Income would be some $40 million dollars. During the campaign of 1966 the state officials admitted the surplus might be around $80,000,000. When the legislature took up last winter the. surplus was finally admitted to be around $100,000,000. When the fiscal year ended July 1, 1967 the surplus was $120,000,000! The "guestimate" that the new sales and services tax would bring in $102,000,000 annually is in line with these previous estimates — pretty unreliable. In matter of fact the new tax will probably bring In upwards of $150,000,000. more trouble for the mailer than help for the postal department. The postal department is running in the red and is asking big boosts in rates. There is no guarantee of any relief if the rates are raised. The fault is in the higher management which is named for political reasons rather than performance. The employees in the local postoffices often go out of their way to help but are hamstrung by rules and regulations of doubtful value. The whole system should be revised by congress. However maybe if that happened it could be worse the way congress does some things. Warning Unfunny It was funny (funny-odd not funny- ha ha) whan the postal department recently blamed delays on mails on the railroad strike. For some time the postal department hat pooh-poohed the trains and taken mail contracts away from the railroads. It recently happened in Iowa and resulted in cancellation of many trains over the state. For the postal department to blame the railroads is a bit on the ridiculous (sad) side after harpooning the trains for yeare. The fact the postal service is getting worse and worse doesn't teem to bother the powers that be in Washington. The rules and 'regulations are overwhelming and mostly written in government gobbeltygook that can't be understood. The fruit is not at all with the local postoffice employes who do their best under advene conditions to get the mail through. Instead of helping the situation the new so-called "sectional" centers seem, to deity rather than expedite the mail. And the addition of "Zip" coding seems to mean Blythe Conn, executive of the Iowa association of school boards, gave a timely warning last week to board members and school officials. His warning was in effect not to take the new state aids as additional money to be added to the present income from property taxes. In the past increases in state aids have meant little property tax relief. The money was treated as "free" money from the state and was spent in addition to the regular income and levies were not reduced. In matter of fact the boards should wait until the pending court cases on the new tax law have been resolved before formulating any financial expansion. If they don't they may be sorry indeed. The crash of an air liner and a private plane last week was a tragedy that ahould have been avoided. The private plane was 12 miles off course. Why the radar didn't show it in time to warn the liner is not reported. As more planes take the air the more the risk will be. It's time some sort of compulsory regulation be had and rigidly enforced. There are 82 persons deed b*> cause of an amdent that should hive been avoided. (Paul Smith In Reck Rapids Reporter There will be an argument for months and possibly yean, as to whether The United States or the Reds got the most out of the recent New Jersey meeting between Johnson and Kosygin. Probably no one made any gain. There is a great value however in the fact that these two world leaders met, talked, and put some of the positions they maintain on the table. Such a discussion is bound to be helpful in the long run. In addition we wouldn't be at all surprised if some agreements do not develop, out of the discussions which were held. Democrats dallied (W. C. Jarnaiin in Stem* Lake Refisttr) The Democrats in the Iowa legislature have written a new definition of "bipartisan compromise." The new Iowa tax revision law U being billed as a compromise between the Democrat controlled senate and the Republican guided houst of representative*. The bouse patted its version of a tax bill shortly after Caster. The representatives acted on a school aid bill a!so. These were the two big issues that prolonged the legislative session. The senate sat on the bills until Democrat Governor Hughes made the decision for /them. The to-called "compromise" was dictated by the It Is pretty obvious that Russia doesn't want to fight any more than we do. That country backed the wrong side in the near east, and is trying very hard to retrieve through diplomacy — threats, charges, and general vilification — something to make the Arab defeat more palatable. We're all for talks between our country and the reds — but we must be sure that the talks are not used as a cover up for aggressive actions. We don't want to be negotiating about the near east or Viet Nam, and then have the Reds set up another Castro-type dictator in another of our hemisphere's nations. governor and the senate. The Democrats, in spite of their campaign pledges of property tax relief, were forced into the tax measure by public clamor. Consequently we have considerably more "bugs" in the tax law than was in the original house bill. We suggest you take your complaints to the office of the governor. Reason!? (Bill Maurtr in Levreni Sun) The president of the Wrigley chewing gum company and the Chicago Cubs is being sued for a legal separation by hji wife. She claimed he deserted her and their three children a month ago. Maybe he caught the kids chewing chiclets. Or rooting for the Mete. (Paul Smith in Reek Rapids Reporter) Folks down at Des Moines can't quite make up their minds whether to claim credit for the new tax bill—or to try and blame it on someone else. They just are not right sure how people of the state are going to take it. Credit for the bill goes to both parties—-because both of them got in and worked together, at the end, to force the bill through. Credit for the secrecy which surrounded writing of the bill and its introduction into the legislative halls goes to the governor. He is the one who pledged those with whom he was working on the bill to secrecy, and he Is credited with the strategy of having a "call of the senate" and keeping senators from having any contact with anyone on the outside, when they found out what was in the bill. They even, had things tied up so tightly that a senator couldn't answer a telephone call. It doesn't make any difference whether the bill is good or bad—the methods used to ram it down the peoples' throats was poor. We suspect that this pressure play on the part of Governor Hughes will haunt him in the campaign trail next year. ( Bill Msurtr in Laurent Sun) Miss USA was crowned Miss Universe the other night, and if she's typical of ths world's women we're in a fix, men. She was cute, but the bull-, flinger reckons she can't do much but giggle. There are times and places when a giggly woman is acceptable, but the bullfUnger can't picture himself looking across the breakfast table and facing one in the morning. He doesn't have that problem. First of all his wife doesn't giggle in the morning, at least, and never gets breakfast, anyway. Insurance ALOONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 Bast State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All lines of Insurance 109'North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Hail Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL * INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A hem* Company. Safe, secure, Lola Scufffham, S«cy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 T«dS.H«fbst SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sund.t Larry C. Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLIS * OEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Typas of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3111 ALOONA Optometrists OR. HAROLD w, ERICKSON Byes Examined, Contact Lwues, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 Bast State Street Phone 295-2198 HOUTI 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons OR, DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Leiue* 108 So. Marian, Algona Phone 2954743 Dr. L. L. SMYPER III last Stet* ft, Dial JW-271S Cltaaa) fcturaty Afttrnttm Credit Service Chiropractors 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 « H Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 293-3306 Office Hours: Mon.—^Tues.—Wed.^Erfe 8:30—5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30—12:00 Friday Eve. — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON F«m|: MANAOIMINT COMPANY lay, N. M* Ml. 2fl->tt! LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management •;:>; Good management isiH Good Business V- 820 So. Harriet , Phone 295-3810 I :t Doctors j 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. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M, D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-59,17 Physicians and Surgeon's 220 N. Dodge, Algona? Office Phone 295-2408 Dentists ^ DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LIROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 29^3131 CR1WT BURIAU KOStUTH COUNTY Collective Service Reports AJgona MMKIMtaaw* , E. Call AJgona 295-5108 DR. J. G. ClAPSADDlf Dentist 112 N. Thojington = Phone 295-2244

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