Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 17, 1967 · Page 13
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 17, 1967
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TAT Kossuth County Advanc Senate warns the Helping the postal deficit! TMUMMV, AU8. Hughes right and wrong Governor Hughes was right on OTIC statement last week and wrong on another. He had completed a tour of several under- priviledged areas in Iowa's larger cities and was appalled at what he found. There is no question there is poor housing and .undor-employment for the Negro population in Iowa just as it Is generally over the nation. The big problem is the real fact that most jobs have been closed to Negroes, not only because of the color line, but because they lack the education necessary and often also the desire to really work. HUGHES SAID employers should have discrimination in reverse, hiring 9 Negro instead of a white man of comparable ability. He said this would justify some of the wrongs in discrimination over the years. There arc some employers doing just that—'hiring the Negro instead of the white man. But ir. most of these cases it is actually fear of running afoul of federal lawo that is the motivation rather than a desire to help the Negro employment situation. Federal laws can be pretty strict and in maltdr of fact do favor the Negro The employer must prove that he did not discriminate if he hires a white man instead of a Negro. HUGHES WAS RIGHT in another statement following his inspections and that 'was the state would not tolerate riots such as have plagued many of the big cities. His reasoned statement said: "This is the most critical time for our country sdnce the Civil war, but it is not a time tor panic, quick tempers or over-simplified answers."' •He Said "mob violence will not be tolertt- ed . .. without preservation of law there Is no hope for anyone." He was also right in saying the problem was mainly local but if the local authorities could not Ivandle a situation he would not hesitate to call in state law enforcement officers, which would include the National Guard. HE WAS RIGHT in what he said were the main problems—poverty, unemployment and housing. The main problem is that of employment, for with full time em* ployment poverty would be cured and also housing. That is why he made his reverse discrimination statement. The big problem concerning employment is two-fold. One is education ofr acquiring the know-how required in a job. Coupled with this is a desire to work—4o do something instead of just putting in tome to got paid. Employers must have production to justify the wage. This lack of desire is also too common among the white people and the Negro has no monopoly on it. As the governor said these are problems not easily nor quickly solved. But some facts must be recognized by all. Free hand-outs—subsidized housing—-made work —are stop-gaps, not solutions. The Negro must have opportunity— but after that it is up to him to make the grade just as it is for a white or any other color of mankind. (C. rVWetd* In Sheldt* MUM) The support given by the U.S. Senate to Senator Ful* bright'* resolution concerning Senate participation in &?• tablishing foreign policy is a welcome sign. Although the resolution and the overwhelming support 'given it does not constitute law, nevertheless it is a highly significant showing of strength. Public approval or commendation of it will give i! even greater weight in the government power structure. It appears to us that It is a beginning sign of surrender to anti-democratic thought when a country, except in case of dire and temporary emergency, places too much faith or allows too much power in the hands of one man. Certainly it was one of tho 'great basic ideas of America that exceptional care be taken not only that no one individual be too powerful but also that no one branch of the government become powerful at .the expense of another. This was 'the "balance of power" concept, in which (he legislative, judicial and executive branches were to be of equel strength and balance each other. We suppose that even in normal times it is natural for the separate branches of our government to try to assume the prime position. In addition to this normal human ambition, there has been the extremely weighty fact that'we have been, for at least a full generation, in one grave emer* gency after another. In sucli times, power naturally gravitates to the executive. -> In our present case, however, it seems that this gravitation of power has gone too far and continued too long, with not only the executive but also the judicial taking upon themselves functions that should properly be left to the legislative. Do we sincerely believe in democracy? Then we should have faitih in the ability of the citizens to elect representatives who are entirely capable of carrying their one- third of the burden of gov- efmttett, Thete is no ration to think that at any time In our country, no matter'who carrie* the immenae burdens of the presidency, there are 'Hot others, who could do so art well, or perhaps even better, if not necessarily identically the same, If we esUfcttsti, or have established in us, a frame of mind in which we believe otherwise, we are going to be in trouble as far as maintaining our democracy is concerned. We have had rascals as leg' ifltators, but we have also had presidents of extremely doubt' fui merit and Judges of no merit at all. This does not alter the fact that if democracy is to behave in its necessary manner, we must have faith in our legislators as a group, just 98 we must have faith in the good sense of the citizens themselves as a group. Taking all this into consideration, we believe we should all highly commend this forward step taken by the Senate in reaffirming its Constitutional strength. (John AiMlirieft In it*rm Like Fllot-Trlbunt)- The overburdened federal postal employees must often look askance at some of the piecea of mail that emanate Iran Washington. Take for instance the vital piece of government mail the Storm (Lake Register and The (Pilot-Tribune received this past week, It apparently is reference material in the form of a "Catalog of Federal Assistance Programs." It is no small book as you can well imagine. The publication contain* 710 pages (plus cover) 8 x 10% inches in size. It \z 1% inches thick and weighs three and a quarter pounds. It's produced by the Office of Economic Opportunity. We can imagine that it cost thousands of dollars to compile, print and mail. We would presume that every nev/s media received one, plus "very, federal, state and local governmental office. The shipment added hundreds of thousands of pound* to mall sent ait government expeftae. 'Right how We don% know if it will assume a chefiihed spot on ouf reference sheM. It will 'take considerable tin* to digest the contents. But we are happy to receive it as imore evidence of what otir federal government is mailing out these days to add to the postal deficit, If the catalog does not meet the qualifications to be kepi on the shelf along with our new Random-House dictionary, Who's Who in America, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the Almanac and Iowa Official Register it will meet a lets«;respectful end. We can envision our two copies (3 inches thick) as handy risers for the children-at the dinner table, to reach the cookie jar, or as a doorstop. That will be one way of pur getting several dollars back from Washington—something one has little reason to /expect these days. ' ( / Cut out the foolishness No advice or consent The U. S. senate is now in a questioning mood (A the president's conduct of foreign policy. While not exclusively aimed at Johnson it docs arise now from his actions. Other presidents have done the same as Johnson, but the Viet Nam war is a foreign policy matter about which congress was not always consulted. The president is given the power to made treaties—^but only with the "advice and consent" of two-thirds of the U. S. senate. The senate is concerned that this "advice and consent" is being by-passed by commitments made by the president alone. For instance there are many bilateral agreements between the president and heads of other nations. Some are on military problems and some on trade and industry. THE COMMITTMENT for Vietnam was I initially made by a president, and escalted I by succeeding presidents including Johnson far above anything contemplated by the original commitment. Ever since President Wilson got knocked down by the senate in his League of Nations treaty presidents have chaffed at the necessity of having the senate foreign policy over their heads. While it may be grating to a president the very fact the senate does have a curb is for the good of the country. A president could make secret agreements, for instance, committing this country against the desires of the people if they knew about it, THE GOVERNMENT is not owned by a president. It is owned by the people as Lincoln famous address at Gettysburg reaf- (Paul Smith in Reck Rapid* Rtperttr) President Johnson has called for a 10 percent surcharge on income taxes;—-to provio/i funds for the war in Viet Nam and to keep the administration's social programs rolling full speed ahead. No taxpayer likes the idaa of having at dig up more money for taxes—but anyone intelligent enough to make enough money to pay taxes should realize that we can not continue to have the money being spent by the federal government, at the rate which 'has been current in recent years, and not have to take 'another crack at the taxpayers 1 to get the income a little closer to the outgo. We think that the president's program should bo adopted. But we do not think it is a good idea to spend ami spend and spend, and then let future generations figure out how to pay the bill for tho firmed. If the president is acting for the people, then the people, through the members of the senate, have a right to know about such actions. If the senate disapproves the people have the right to change their senators. . Presidents have been known to take bad advice. Too often they are prisoners in the White House surrounded by yes men. And the fact of isolation imposed by tradition and the fear of assassination keeps presidents from any real conlaCt with the people. . The committment of President Eisenhower to send observers and technicians to Viet Nam has been escalated without the senate's consent to a full sized war Aiirlitrk»» rlsvinrr o rrnnA inK with 500,000 American troops fighting. And AUQllOr QOlIlg a gOOQ JOD that war is not popular. lit has been done w • . . by presidents acting alone. THE SENATE is rightfully concerned about this taking of full power of foreign State Auditor Lloyd Smith policy. While a president should not be gained a feather for his cap hampered in his day to day decisions tha when his office turned up — i 1 :_ — r^_~:~., ^^n^,, c*v..ni.M shortages in accounts of sev- errors, the foolishness, and the wars of-this generation. At the same time we think that the congress should pull back on the reins as far as a lot of the current programs iare concerned. We;do not approve of our government paying for schools where hatred for one race or another is .taught. We do not approve of camps to take care of "unemployed or handicapped" young men, where rioting, beating up of individuals, and general bad behavior is permitted. We do not believe in schools for "underprivileged" girls which cost up to $10,000 per pupil for a year of training—it Is ridiculous. Nor do we approve of making fancy jobs for associates of the president, with big salaries attached, of course. , Let's give the president the itax raise so we'll have the money to carry on the war in Viet Nam, but let's cut out all this foolishness at home. (John Anderson in Storm L«k» Pilot-Tribune) schools, were spending. Auditor Smith makes one Tax name wrong (M. B. Crabbe in Eagla Grove Eagle) The controversial $102 million tax increase hailed by the Governor, the legislative leaders and the Farm Bureau as a property tax relief bill is, to say the least, a misnomer. It is a school aid bill that will not become property tax relief until it 'has filtered down through the various school districts. The 18 mill saving in property tax levies is also largely a pie in the sky hope. Under an ideal and theoretical situation it can save 18 mills of property fax. But the situation is apt to be found only in southern Iowa or in some city whose school district taxing ability is not backed up by- sufficient tax valuation. In Wright county and Eagle Grove where the property valuation is high and the school district adequately financed the mill levy saving will be considerably under the 18 mill average. This will happen because the allocation of state aid to. schools is to be passed A I • O M A KOSSUTH COUNTY A 0 V Pubtlitad by th» Advance Publishing Co., Montfm and oftiaM and ihop, 124 North Thofington St., Algano. Iowa. , S Editor and publisher, Duone E. Dcwel, Managing Editor, Julian ^. N*. the issue of elective. A but' oh a need basis rather major changes in our foreign policy should have senate "advice and consent." There should be a more clear definition of just what the president has to take to the senate and what he does not hlaive to seek their "advice and consent" upon. It of course would be folly to have the president forced to run to the senate for every peanut detail of conducting foreign policy. However it does seem anything that would commit our troops to enforce should have the "advice and consent" of the senate. Headache Those 40 legislators who accepted the invitation for a river boat trip to a brewery probably will have a headache besides that which quaffing the beverage might give Uiem. In the first place such action by a legislator is considered a sin by those who indulge themselves. Legislators should ba above beer drinking. And eyebrows are always raised at such things because of the possibility of having an undue influence on the votes ol the. legislator. It's a bit difficult to think the party was given for any other reason. However, as lobbyists have found out before, these things are not taken as obligations and legislators are as contrary as the proverbial government mule in their voting. more carefully and listing all his deductible items. Also a lot of businessmen have hired tax experts. And a lot of people are going easier on the work schedule, not working as many hours, or partially retiring, These people feel it is not worth it to work hard and get a big income that melts away to the tax collector. Also state taxes have risen tremendously (including Iowa) in the last few years and these state taxes are deductible. For every dollar the state gets, the federal treasury loses at least 14 cents and up to 80 cents. eral counties in Iowa. He attributes' it to a change in auditing procedures in compliance with the code of Iowa. Some private accounting firms which have done audits told Smith that it wasn't their job to find fraudulent priao tices. But we agree with Smith when he asks them what they are supposed to do. We've always figured an audit was made in order to see that all cash and expenditures were proper. Plus show ing a verified accounting of what counties, cities and appointive officers at this state level. His action is a good .argument for electing tho state auditor rather than having him appointed by the gov- ernor'A governor's choice of of facial-could well be a poliit- cal selection rather than one based on competence. And the voters would have nothing to say about it. A change in the state auditor's office in recent elections has apparently been a healthy one. They say a new broom sweeps clean and it has with Auditor Smith on the handle. We trust he will not lose sight of these goals during subsequent terms in office. hurt Ducks Tax drop One of the reasons given by President Johnson in asking for a 10 percent surcharge on income tax was that the treasury department is three billion dollar;) short of what it estimated the income tax would bring in. That will make the budget deficit an unhealthy 29 billion dollars. In other words the budget is 29 million dollars more than taxes bring in. The treasury department is puzzled by the drop in its estimate. The department has estimated that some $19.20 of each $100 increase in personal income would go to the treasury in taxes. But something happened—instead the tax brought in only 113.50 instead of the $19.20. lit used to be the treasury department figured about 10 percent of the additional personal income would come in as taxes. Bui in 1965 it brought in 16.6 percent, and fte treasury assumed this would go up to the 19.2 pew** for this year. It didn't It fell back toward the old 10 pettjewt take. Why it happened is not known'- Th«f« U ft good idea that the average taxpayer iff going over his tax report a bit The ghost of the 1950 raid on the house of representaitives in Washington was raised by an invasion by some 80 militant Negroes into the house galleries last week. In 1950 some six Puerto Rioans fired revolvers into the house, one bullet hitting Iowa Representative Ben Jensen in the leg. The Negroes last week were not armed, but were noisy and destructive. And the representatives fear next time they may be advocates of black power who would carry weapons. The representatives have a right to be scared for they would be silt- ting ducks. And that raid last week might just give some hotheads an idea. (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) We'll bet that Governor Hughes has debated a long time about taking that South American trip with the Iowa people who are seeking motet export business for the static and its industries, professions, etc. He has decided to stay home. The Detroit riots got completely out of hand and he probably wondered what could have happened, right in Iowa's Des Moines, when u Lets feel it minor distrubance earlier last week, was contained. Now the big question is, "Where will the Negro agitators stir up the next bit of trouble." They obviously don't recognize it, but the Negro cause has suffered a set-back from which it will not recover for years and years. The arson, pillage, murders committed 'have turned the great mass of the people in the middle, who have been sympathic towards the aspirations of the underprivileged, against the colored people. ! than the present per pupil basis. Also since 'benefits from the bag tax increase will not be available for distribution until the money comes in, school districts have had to set their budgets on the basis of their needs for 1968 without allowing for the school aid that is to come later. As a result tho tax situation this next year is very apt to be a mess. The bill has a provision that the State Dept. of Education is to review budgets of the various school districts to sec that they do. not levy so high that it kills the property tax benefits to be received. We hope it works out as property tax relief but don't get your hopes too high. The new law is first a state school aid bill. Theoretically in mak ing this school aid available it is hoped. that it will result in property tax relief. fit music Judge! Attitude of Egyptians in keeping tho Suez canal closed resembles a person who cuts off his nose to spite his face. Egypt loses millions every day the canal is doted and 'that country is in desperate financial trouble. (M. B. Crsobe in f agio Grove Eagle) The new Minnesota sales tax is giving merchants and sales people plenty of trouble. And yesterday we ran into a new method of effecting it. Tho young sales girl who was waiting on us said "Now let's see do I have to collect tax on this." She then looked at a list which the proprietor had (Bill Msurer in ' Laurent Sun) The Miss Georgia-World Beauty Pageant opens this weekend and the first Negro in the history of the contest is entered. She ain't that sharp, but if she doesn't win, you know darn well there'll be cries of "discrimination" if one of tine 10 "honky" entrants takes the title. How'd you like to judge that beauty contest, brother? Meanest "come on" in the direct mail cales racket is that of "You may already have won" a grand sum of money, cars, or trips. What a person fears is he may miss that one in several million of chances. Somehow the greatly hearkted thoughts of Chairman Mao in China dcn't seem to be getting through to the people. change as And ihen figured on a slip of paper what the tax amounted $o and said "Now you owe this for the tax." Which she proceeded to take out of ttw change. Rattier complicated but it sure makes the purcha? er aware of the fact that he U paying taxes. in Sheldon Mail) "LBJ Confident U.S. Is Equal To Crises of Riots, Vietnam" says a headline in the daily news. We'll hare to do better than that. "Equal" un- plies that we'll come out in a •tie. "Superior" is the necessary word. HAT HtWffAMI N ADVANCI SUBSCRIPTION RATI . . '•' Om Ytar in County and to nearest pott office outside of County .--15.00 Six month* In County and to nearest pott office .---- ||.3O Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 All rights to matter published in the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, 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, article* or picture* are sent at the owner'* risk. ' ;• BUSINESS* PROFESSIONAL Insurance (Bill Maurer in Laurent Sun) Summer TV's worse than the regular menu of garbage heaped up during the year and some of those TV idiots have the guts—or lack of brains—to run some of that junkie the second time. Old Ed Sullivan, another Irishman (see what kind of stock the good wife is cut from) had his usual lolligag- gin' show on the other night and one of the groups on the air was a bunch of riff raff called "The Lovin' Spoonful." The Irish one and the bull- flinger shook their sick little heads at the group. Then decided a spoonful of caster oil or MUk of Magnesia would do more for the system than that group of decrepit looking oafs. Yuck, how can anybody be so silly as to pay that grubby looking bunch of no-notes money for that ridiculous performance? The bullflinger is set to sneak out of town, grow sideburns and a oanduffy mop of hair, pick up a geetar and make a mint. But he needs a couple of other local yokels to come along so we can Ijave a combo. Reckon there aren't that many nuts around here. Insuranca ALOONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AOENCY All Lanes 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 Ovor $102,000,000 worth ' of Inturanco in fforeo. A homo Company. Sato, tocur*, Lola Scuffham, Soty. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Tad S. H*rbtt SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundot Larry C. Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLES A OEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Inturanco Ph, 2954529 or 295-3111 ALGONA __ Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 Bast State Street Phone 295-2196 Hani's 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cloaed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGPIILD Optometrist Visual AnalyiU and Visual Training Contact Lenses 106 So. HlfUn, Algona Phone 29^3743 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 295-2376 ..-.• -• 29M306. ; Office Hours:i ,. ,,,, , t Mon.—Tues.—Wed.—JW. " 8:30—5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30—12:00 Friday Eve. — 6:30 • 8:30 Farm Management CAMSON MANAWMINT COMPANY ISM N. 0*4»» fk. MS-SMI LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEPICK, 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. 296-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. ~ M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, low* Office Ph. 296-2928 JOHN M. SCHUTTBR, M. D. Residence Phone 296-2336 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Residence Phone 2*64917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, " * Office Phone DentUU PR. J. B. HARRIS Dr. L. L. fNYDER 113 tat St«ta ft. Dial 295-2715 fttvrffey Afttrnoawt Credit Services CMWT BUREAU KOSfUTH COUNTY Collective Service FaqWUt Report* "* Algona 622 B. State ft. Phone 296-2334 DR. LIROY I. STROHMAN 116 N. Moore St. Phone 3964131 KEVIN NASH, 0-D.f. 123E.CW1 2964108 AJgona . DR. J. Q Phone

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