Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1967 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 3, 1967
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niAr EDITOR Editor has a bit of nostalgia *«*J~ THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 196? No white Utopia The riots in Detroit and Newark have finally awakened the politicians to the problem facing this country. It is unfortunate, of course, that it took extreme violence to do it. For some time the politicians have been giving Up service to the cause of the Negro, leading him to believe the government was going to shower down all kinds of goodies. Government spokesmen led the Negro to believe that all he had to do was ask and he would receive. The fact these promises were false on thoir face was not recognized by the Negro — that no one can give anyone all he wants right away. ELIMINATION OF SLUMS and so-called ghettos will take time — it is not on overnight job. Nor is it possible for the government — or anyone else for that mat t cr — ,to promise a job to anyone not trained for the work and where jobs arc not available. To promise work — a job — whcro there is unemployment means that in order to deliver that job someone else must be put out of work. And employers arc not anxious to lot trained men go and take on untrained men. Also because of the nature of government promises employers do not readily take to employes who may be inclined to be trouble makers because they have been taught by government thait they need not really work in order to get. THE RIOTS CAN IN PART be blamed on the attitude of political leaders of the past ten years, who have made promises, who have catered to the Negro bloc vote with rosy promises they had no intention of making pood on. And some of these leaders have actually encouraged the breaking of law in the sit-ins and the freedom marches. The president even said in one speech that he did not blame people for taking to the streets. When the people do this however he should not be shocked when they follow his advice. And too many politicians, anxious not to alienate voters, have cramped the police in performance of their duty to preserve law and order. The cry of the criminal is . always — police brutality — the attempt to shift the blame and put his opponent in the wrong. Instead of supporting the police the politicians cracked down to a point where the police have been seriously hampered. AND POLITICS was played in the horror that was Detroit when the president held back the military forces in order to make a potential opponent, Governor Romney, look bad. This little strategy however back-fired because the riot was so widespread even the little people could see the maneuvering However the republicans too have been reluctant dragons in civil rights measures. The riots have badly injured the Neigro cause. There is a white backlash in the cities.. There is a feeling this civil rights for Negroes has gone so far that it interferes with the rights of others, And the Negro fanatics have become racists as bad, if not worse, than the Ku Klux Klan. The time has gone past when some hard-headed facts should have been given. There is no Utopia for the white man. Everyone must work for his living and compete with others for a job. No government can guarantee a job — only the man himself can keep a job by delivering something useful to others. There can be no racism in reverse — where a man must be hired because he is a Negro anymore than he can be rejected because he is a Negro. The time has come when the cry of "civil rights" means for all the people. (M. I. CMbbe In E*ile drove t*ele) We have already received some static on the correctness of this little item of nostalgia. But we believe our farm friends who live with the weather will recognize it as correct even though the dates may be somewhat dif> erent from their own experiences. The first day of fall came to this north central. Minnesota area on Monday, July 17, it lasted only two days but the signs were unmistakable and you could sense or smell fall in the air. At 5:30 a.m. we looked out the window to see the temperature and look over the weather situation. It was a cool 42 degrees. There was a heavy blanket of fog clinging to the surface of the lake. Everything was a dead calm without a breath of air stiring The dew was so heavy tlhc moisture was dripping from the leaves, off the trees and the chairs left in the yard. The sun, some half hour later than usual, was not yet showing over the ridge to the east. The yard was sprinkled with dead and withered Bircn leaves. As the sun did peek over the ridge and on to the lake it took more than an hour for it to burn off the heavy fog. And as usual the first showing of the sun did not stir up the breeze that generally accompanies this first peek of the sun. In fact the sun was high in the sky that day before it produced the breeze Which this morning came straight out. of the west. We also noticed that the reeds along the lake edge which had been a deep green were now showing a definite yellow tinge. The Martins which had been recognizable as young and adult for the past several weeks were now of a size and they all could fly and soar with equal grace. The Loons which had been swimming in families were again swimming in pairs and- singles. The Blue Herons, which had been catching small fish along the shore, were now gulping down their catch rathor than flying off to feed the hidden young. As we stepped out on the porch and slammed the screen door the Black Birds rose in a .cloud with the raucous squawk. They had been flocking up for the past several days. This early or false fall as we remember it used to come to central Iowa early or by the middle of August. It tells you definitely that the growing season is over and that the dying season is starting You may only have a day or so of fall when summer corner back again but these days come frequently from now on until Fall, in all of its glory, is here to stay. We also observed two other interesting happenings that were new to us. We have had Tri-Golored Red Wing and Rusty Black Birds in pairs and small numbers around all summer. But never had we had any of the regular Black Birds or Crackles, whichever, in this area. Now we noticed that they were all included in these large flocks. Apparently the whole family of Black Birds gather together for their annual south migration. And also for the first time we saw the result of the strange lazy method of family raising that the Cow Birds use. The beautiful little Song Sparrows were working hard' to feed the baby Cow Bird which was twice as big as the two little parents put together. The baby Cowbird, as big Need special session Don Reid eats 'orioles'! as an adult Robin, was squatting on the ground with quivering wings and its big mouth wide open as the two tiny Song Sparrows caught bugs and hurried to stuff them in the Cow Bird mouth. The bird book tells us that this is the most destructive feature of the Cow Bird's strange behavior. The female Cow Bird will deposit a single egg in the nest of a smaller bird species and leave it for their hatching. The Cow Bird egg being larger than the other eggs in the nest will get most of the body heat and thus hatch a few days quicker than the others. The demands for food of the baby Cow are so great that the adopted parents will begin immediately to feed the overgrown baby and consequently few and sometimes none of their own eggs get to hatch. This apparently had happened to our little Song Sparrows as the overgrown baby they were feeding seemed to be their only chick. We have also had regular oarly morning visits from one or more deer. One morning what appeared to be about a yearling doe came around into our front yard. As we stood in the front window, watching she must have noticed movement because she stood rigidly still for at least five minutes closely watching the window in which we stood. Finally she leisurely turned around walked into the back yard and up the lane to the woods and brush behind. Since then almost every morning there have been fresh deer tracks in the yard and driveway back of the cottage. To an lowan the weather, changing seasons and the birds and wildlife ofs thi woods and lake country provide a wonderful and exciting experience. Rural forces There are several suggestions there will have to be a special session of the legislature to clean up the controversial tax bill passed in the dying hours of the regular session. The bill is admittedly badly written. It docs not have the necessary guide lines for the tax commission to operate under successfully. It was vague and leaves entirely too much to the discretion of the corn? mission. In fact few people, including the com- TtiissioneVs, Goernor Hughes, the two party leaders who attended the meetings, and probably even that Indiana professor whose idea it was, have any conception what it does. THE BILL WAS WRITTEN in secret. Who the author was, is not known. Party leaders, both of them, admit they did not sec the final draft before it came up from the governor's office. There seems to have been a haphazard listing of services to be taxed—some suggesting it came from the "yellow" pages. Debate was started on the bill in the senate before the draft was before the senators. The senators were forbidden to leave the senate chamber. Lobbyists were even thrown out of the lounge that adjoins the senate. Senators were not allowed any contact with the outside world until the bill had been rammed through. Debate started after the noon recess. It was completed at 8:30 that same eve- ing—only about eight hours consideration of the most far-reaching measure any legislature has passed in years. IT WAS THE SAME in the house of representatives, except there was some overnight activity by affected people trying to find out what the bill did. Tax experts were confused because the bill is so loosely written that many interpretations could be put on different provisions. The bill was rammed through the house in the same way as in the senate. Good measures that would have improved the bill were voted down. It was "must" legislation in the worst category. Some, tax commissioners have privately admitted they do mot know what to do about the rules and regulations. The bill is so broad that almost anything can be assumed. And tax commissioners will lose their jobs January 1 when their offices are killed by the new revenue department under a single commissioner. Outside of present commissioners hoping to do a good job they are not really charged with enforcing it. COURT ACTIONS are being preplared now. The bill has holes that can be fatal to its intent. The delegation of authority is so broad as to be unconstitutional in many cases. There are features that result in double taxation. In private business such a monstrosity would be cleaned up. However politics being politics the governor and legislative leaders never admit a mistake if they can help it. But something must be done or the tax situation in Iowa will be muddled until the next session in 1969, too lonlg to wait. The governor should call a special session. He should call in representatives of all Iowa organizations interested in taxes before the session and knock together a bill that will do what is necessary—and do it properly, honestly, and publicly. (Don Reid in West Des Moines Express) I was just ready to leave the house, the other morning, when Dorothy called to me. She said, "Darling, will you do me a favor? . . . ." "Of course I will," I replied promptly, although with some misgivings. Promising to do a favor is sometirnes like signing a blank check but I was in a gay and reckless mood. She said, "Well, I put the grocery list on' the blackboard. Will you bring it home?" "Why, certainly," I said, happily. After all, this was a lot better assignment than moving the davenport into the room and the dining room table into the living room . . I went in and took a look at the list. It was quite obvious that my little wife, who can write as good as anybody, had been in somewhat of a hurry. "Coming up," I said cheerfully; "two or three pounds of " 'orioles'." "Of WHAT?" " 'Orioles', it says here," I replied. She said, "Oh, don't try tj be funny, always. That's 2 or 3 pounds of onions." "O.K. and next item; soma 'sg. shirtwaists'." She came bouncing into the kitchen. "That's pineapple sherbert." "Well, how about the next thing on the list; I can't even pronounce it. What's a six pound Rskygut,?" I could sense that her dew- claws were -coming out. Shu said, "That says "six-pound rolled roast," and no fat, efther."- .. By then her dander was up, good. "When, you were courting me," she said, "you never complained about my handwriting. Fact is, when you were in school at Grinnell, your only problem was that you couldn't get enough of it." She went on. "Remember how you told me it wasn't often enough, to get only ONE LETTER a day? . . . You said it would make you the happiest man in the world if I'd write twice on Sundays. "Now," she went on, "you complain b3cause my onions come out 'orioles'." I humbly begged her pardon. I still don't know what is on the grocery list but perhaps the boys down at the store can figure it out. If we have orioles for supper, 1 hope she takes the feathers off 'em. Hoodlums start the riots Suspicion Congress seems to be doing the age- old thing in the muddle that is the postal dapartment. Instead of finding out what is wrong congress proposed to raise rates on postage, and let the public pay the bill for inefficiency. The problem in the department is at the top—not with those who do the work in the individual postoffices. The rules and regulations are awful. They seem to be written so a division nabob can put any interpretation on them. Congress should have a study commission to check into the situation and take the department out of presidential politics. It should be run on a businesslike basis. The suspicion is the rulers of the department are not of a calibre necessary for such a job. DeGaulle President DeGaulle is an extreme egotist. Nothing else explains his remarks in his visit to the Canadian province of Quebec where he actually participated in the province's iirouble with the rest of Canada. DeGaulle said Quebec should be free. Free of What? Of course he meant tied to France instead of to Canada. This was an unmitigated affront to a nation. Even the French were appalled at his actions, and Canadian leaders reacted firmly but with much more restraint than did DeGaulle. DeGaulle hates the Americans and English mainly because they did not cater to him in winning World War II. In fact the war was won in spite of DeGaulle, who pouted during most of the conflict. Hi$ attitude has wrecked the NATO alliance. He has cozied up to Russia and China. He has taken the opposite tack on every measure which England and the United States has advocated. He has a phobia against this country, Germany, England, and the Low Countries. He is a latter-day Napoleon in his actions, treating others as. inferior. He is ill-mannered and self-centered. In this century England and the United States have come to the help of a beaten France, restored the country, and then left it without iaking a bit of territory. In fact France has not repaid this country for its borrowing of World War 1 of 50 years ago. It would seem time the United States and England give him some of his own medicine. Americans and Englishmen should be prevented from pouring tourist money to that country. Tourists usually report unfavorably on their treatment there anyway. It won't wake up DeGaulle from his dreamland, but it might make the frugal French recognize a few facts of life in this troubled world. The president blamed congress; congress blamed the president; political parties blamed each other; whites and blacks charged the other group; and hoodlums had a field day. The answer probably really is that everyone is at fault in the riots to some degree. (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun.) Wild Negro rioting in Detroit this week took its toll of dead and injured, with property damage by Monday estimated at more than $100 million. Federal troops were ordered into the area as fires raged in many sections of the nation's fifth largest city. The trouble in Michigan has followed riots in such places as Newark, N. J,, Hailem and Rochester, N. Y., and other cities throughput the north. A section of Minneapolis has been turned into a battle ground because of racial violence; even Iowa has had trouble, especially at Waterloo. The permanent solution, no doubt, is in the areas of human rights, employment. Why father danced (Bill Miurer in Laurent Sun) The bullflinger and his Irish wife will be having their fifth wedding anniversary tomorrow, and the bullflinger looks back on the time with all his infinite wisdom and has come up with the reason the Irish one's daddy and all his buddies were doing the Irish jig with such gles welfare, education and housing. Certainly there must be an attempt to get at the causes of rioting. At the same time, in our opinion, there should be immediate action to deal firmly with the situation, in order to prevent rioting from spreading across the nation. There is good reason to believe that many of the leaders in the destruction of life and property are hoodlums who are little concerned with race problems. They are taking advantage of the race issue as an excuse for exercising their destructive talents. The riots, of course, are full of political crosscurrents, both local and national. But it's time to overlook politics and make sure law and order will prevail. following the ceremony. Believe the bullflinger, he's sure it wasn't because they were gaining a son-in-law— there are plenty of then in the Irish one's family. 'Twas the loss of the daughter, the bullflinger reckons, that delighted them. HAIL STONES — Jagged, large hail stones fell in the area of Riverton last month, large enough to smash through rooftops and auto windshields. The hail damaged much of the crops there. 6iH*fftt«f in ieimend Independent) It would seem superfluous to suggest to taxpayers that they keep a particularly close watch on local tax budget? this year. All are going to be paying a welter of new taxes as a result of the tax bill rushed through in the final days of the 62nd General Assembly to the purpose of're- ducing levies on property ' The Independent will do the best it can to explain the proposed levies and tell what services they are to supply. And if you never "bothered about" budget hearings in the past, this would be a good year to concern yourself with them. As a general rule, the taxpayer keeps local government officials relatively well informed regarding the services he expects his taxes to provide. He shows much less interest in needed innovations that might permit local government to be operated more economically — or at least, more efficiently. An example in case i* the conduct of county" school ar- faifs. That County Superintendent C. W. Sankey has been hired the past several years only as a 'part-time basis indicates that the county school directors regard that the present set-up marks a trailsition 'to something different from what county school adminis- • tration has been in the past. Because no news of the county directors' deliberations reaches the press, except for occasional staff hirings or resignations and the receipt of state aid checks, we have no idea if the board has been giving thought to combining Wright's school administration with that of another county, or several others. But this is distinctly the trend.of the future and deserves consideration by our county board — and action in the not too distant future. Similarly, there are facets to most of the budget hearings that justify the interest and sober concern of the conscientious taxpayer. It's your money that's being spent. ALGONA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCI Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondavi and Thursday*, offiaes and shop, 124 North Thorlngton St., Algono, Iowa. 50511 Editor ond publisher, Duone E. Dewel, Managing editor, Julian Chrlsehiltei. NAT MIWIfAMI TI?N ADVANCI tUMCRirriON RATI One Year in County ond to newest pott offlet outside of County —$5.00 Six months in County and to nearest pott offlet $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 All rights to matter published in the Algono Kossuth County Advance arc reserved, including newt, feature, advertising or other, and reproduction In any manner is prohibited except by written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance •. in each Instance. All manuscripts, articles or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. >»»>»e»»»eee»e»e»eee»ee»»ee»»eeeeee»e»»e»e»»»» I "• -,3».^:->».*:v:vx?.va*;K.:i-;-.^^^ BUSINESS&PROFESSIONALi i* 4? winners (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Register) Iowa's new tax revision and school aid laws will be in tho process of examination and study for months to come. Even the legislators, who voted for them, don't know ithe , wide repercussions of tfieir / action. Take a quick look at the school aid law and what it means to Buena Vista County based on 1966 tax figures. Every taxpayer would pay about 17 mills toward school costs since we will now have a county uniform school tax levy. Then every school district will get back $61 per student as the local share of state income taxes paid from the county. So far every district is . treated equally. Now go to the proportionate sharing part of the state aid which is based on need. This is where school districts such as Storm Lake get smaller amounts of aid. According to the computer- tabulated analysis Storm Lake would get $111 per pupil. Rembrandt, with 195 enrollment would receive $281 per pupil and Marathon (227 students) gains by $234. What this really means as state department officials and legislators point out, is that the small school districts now have little incentive to reorganize with other districts. State aid money will be helping them support their own school program lowering the millage rate to a level which taxpayers in the small district will tolerate. Rural forces in the legislature, led by the Farm Bureau, gained a certain victory in this act. But if they really want to do the rural taxpayers a favor, they should also push for more reorganization or development of countywide districts,Perhaps, as one legislator commented, the uniform county school levy will eventually bring this about. Watch kids' faces (C. P. Woodi in Sheldon Mail) A sort of second-hand way one can enjoy one's self with the carnival rides is to watch the faces of the young fry when they approach one of these thrillers. With, perhaps, the feeling with which a gold miner glimpses a good sized nugget in all the rubble, one now and then catches a glimpse of almost pure ecstasy on the face of a youngster as he settles himself into the machine and is swung off into space. Insurance Insurance AL60NA 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. 295-2735 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 home Company. Safe, secure, Lola Scuffham, Se*y. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY Tor Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet Larry C, Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLES A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Typos of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3111 ALGONA _ Optometrists 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. dosed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD 4. KINGFIILD Optometrist Visual Analysts and Visual Training Contact Lenses 106 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295.3743 Dr. L. L. SNYDER MJ last State St. Dial 295-3715 ClfttaJ Saturday Afternoon* Services CREDIT BUREAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bilt Reports Algona 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 Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295*3306 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 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KINEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN 0. 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 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2406 Dentists DR. 4, i. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295.8334 PR. If ROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KIVIN NASH, D.D.S. 123 E. Call 295-51Q8 Algona DR J. G. CLAFSADDLf Dentist 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244

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