Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1967 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 24, 1967
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Kbssuth County Advanc *JL VJLL ,UU« JL JT Alcoholism figures Hughes acts like candidate THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 1*7 Who cries for them? A man convicted of killing a 7-year-old girl and ratling a 39-year-old woman was turned free in Baltimore. There wasnt any question about his guilt. He was convicted on three different charges. He Wtt-j freed because courts in Maryland have required jurors to swear to a belief in God. The man had admitted raping the woman and trying to rape the little girl and then strangling the child. The cries for these two people? THIS BUSINESS of putting a blanket of court sanctioned "protections" against violating an accused dvil rights is getting ridiculous. The judge who sentenced this man said the crime was "the most revolting, brutal and sadistic ever heard by this court." Yet another judge turned the man free because of a recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling. Why a person who swears to a belief in God thus makes himself an unfit juror is pretty difficult to imagine. In fact it would probably make him a better juror in tlhe light of most human thinking. RECENTLY IOWA'S attorney-general sought some opinions of county attorneys on a proposed constitutional amendment thalt would free law officers from some of the most !>iupid requirements of the supreme court decision. There was an uproar by the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, the governor, and others about such an invasion of an accused "civil rights". There was a lot of maudlin comment on how abused some are who are accused of crimes. Who cried for that little girl or woman? MANY SIMILAR releases of prisoners who had been convicted have been reported in the papers in recent months sine? the so-called Miranda decision was given by the U. S. supreme court. In effect the court held a man could not be convicted unless the conviction procedures were all done by the book. While the accused could do all manner Of evasion the law officers had to follow strict rulesi The question became not whether the man was guilty as enlarged but whether law enforcement officers did it by the book. There was no concern about the people killed or raped. All concern was for Ihe accused. No one cried for the victim. A lot of nonsense has developed from this decision. Upheld is the "civil rights" of an accused person—the civil rights of the rest of the people are ignored. Why shouldn't the Jaw have more concern for the victims? Why is it the supreme court in all its dignity ignores 1 tihe crime and protects the criminal? Who cries for the victim? March would be wrong Martin Luther King is proposing a huge "camp-out" for Washington, D. C., to demonstrate the problems of the Negroes in the south. He proposes to bring thousands of Negroes from Uhe souithem states to "camp". This is patterned after the veterans march after World War I when thousands of veterans marched on Washington in an effort to pressure congress into giving veU eran's benefits. The government finally had to move in regular troops to disband the militant "bonus" marchers. King's idea is a peaceful march, but with that many people involved, and wiltih the "Black Power" advocates joining there is a probability of wholesale rioting. THE EXPERIENCES of Detroit and Newark are still fresh in the minds of everyone, and it is certain people in the towns and cities through which a march or caravan goes would be more than a little alarmed. - •.. -...... -. .. It's no secret that the white people ir> many cities have bought arms since the riots developed. It is also no secret the Negro has lost ground as far as sympathy from the white population is concerned. If King goes ahead with this idea it is certain "incidents" will develop which will further alienate the bulk of this country's people against the Negro. IT IS PROBABLE that King fears his influence over the Negro population is declining and that the militant minority in Grandmas! Airline stewardesses are up in the air (no pun intended) again over airline rules. They resent having to retire at fhe age of 32 to 35, Once they could not marry and retain their jobs but that scrap they won. They contend the airlines should sell transportation', not sex. However, for the average "white knuckle" patron of the airlines it is said to help calm their fears to see a sweet thing flitting around. If the stewardesses win it is possible there'll be some grandmother types on the planes passing out the orange juice and whatever else the stewardesses do in flight Population Iowa's population dropped 40,000 people during the period from 1963 to 196« according to an estimate by the census bureau. It is believed most of the loss came in farm population, and that actually with the aties increasing population the figure? tor farm population have dropped more than that. One of the reasons is the mechianfaal revolution in methods of farming. Much of the actual work of farming is done now toy machinery. That machinery is expensive It requires a large amount of money to buy end maintain, * ' This causes a trend to larger farms because the machinery will be more etfec- tove the larger the farming operation. And because of property taxes the larger farm has fewer homes and barns etc., to be entered on the tax rolls. tn JSfFZri s? 5 ^ 6 iand has in c«**«i to such a point the average younr? fellow am not nope to earn enough, after taxes to purchase a farm of the size to be S rtwnjcally operated at a profit. The income to* takes such a hunk of money that little U left for the average person to buy expensive land. ,_ TOW-toictore tend to consolidate farm land in those who have farms and expand rather than those getting into the game' The older operators, many of whom made weir money prior to the present comfisoa- tory taxes, have the resources to buy and increase their holdings, operate more with machinery, and thus have no place for (Ihe young man. The time is probably coming when farming will be a corporate enterprise, getting an upper hand as far as leadership is concerned. This may have influenced King to a publicity desire which would be fulfilled by such a gathering. The logistics of moving such a group, supplying them with food and shelter, and providing sanitary facilities all along the way as well as in the "camp" are tremendous. In fad any hastily organized march such as seems proposed would be a fiasco because these things can not be arranged quickly. King may be just talking for ihe ejffect and not really planning such, a march, but once such talk is started it is hard to stop without losing face with, the people he seeks to lead. THERE ARE SIGNS the white population is getting fed up with much of this marching for publicity's sake. People in Mississippi last week saw a group of some less than a hundred marchers protected by hundreds uf policemen and guardsmen. A highway was closed to traffic and hundreds of people inconvenienced, to Blay the least, by the march. These people were not favorably moved—in fact just the opposite. The cause of the Negro was really damaged, not helped. It's time for the Charmichaels and Browns to be shunted to one side by the Negroes and to consolidate the gains made and seek again the understanding they once had among the bulk of the white population. with the land owned by corporations and the operators hired. Opportunity for the young man to get a large enough farm is prohibited by the tax climate as well as the tremendous investment he must make in land and machinery. Mistake The tax bill, written in secret meetings and rammed through the legislature is proving to be one biig headache for the tax commission to interpret. It is also a cinch it will be a bigger headache for the average businessman to Higure out. In fiact some of the ranufico- tions of the 'bill now indicate it will produce much more than anticipated—4ml at the coat of driving businesses out of the state. What is happening now is that the experts have checked what the bill does, and are a bit alarmed. In fact the commission lias indicated its ruling may eliminate some of tihe provisions. This checking is something ithalt should have been done before the bill was passed, not after. And court actions loom, on some of the rulings of the commission that could knock entire sections out of the hastily wWtteh measure. It beings to loom as a big mistake. Amish The recent legislature exempted the Amish from most of the requirements of laws regulating the public schools of the state. The interpretation of the new laws is now in the process of being tried out and has come into some ocniflict with the Amish The Amish believe an' 8th grade education is sufficient. And they want to protect their dhildivn from, knowledge of the worid outside their small sphere of operation Whether the Amish are satisfied with the new law >eems a bit questionable for the moment, and how serious the conflict between their beliefs and the new law, If any, are being ironed' out hopefully before school starts. Bears in parks are "culte" and they can also be deadly. Reports are numerous of several attacks by bears in recent days. ...AH wild things are dangerous. And wild animals are not to be made pels. They revert to type easily and turn on their patrons. They may go for years but a sudden h can come. (Paul Smith In Ajt»L flkAdM^bW ftj^^my^B^i^K fftVCK IVffplW KVJt^PrTvrJ Gilbert Da vU of the fowd Comprehensive AlconoCkim 'Project told members of the Kiwanto club Thursday thait baaed on nation*! figures ithere would be* 60 ekohottcs in RockHapbto. HiB talk ww very interesting, we certainly approve of Uhe governor's interest it) the* project to rehabilitate alcoholics — but we can't agreo with the projection made by Mr. Davis. We do not believe there are 60 alcoholics in Rock Rapids. Possibly a part of our dl-* agreement aibout the number of alcoholics here would result from interpretation as to just what an alcoholic is. Davis defined an alcoholic ae "a person whose drinking interferes with some of his life's activities." Personally we think that he probably should have used one more word — "seriously" to that the definition could Imve read —A person whose drinking ser- ioualy interferes with his Kfe'a activities. At any event, immediately following the talk we contacted a number of people who have rather initimate know •ledge of our community and its people—police officers, aocial workers, physicians, school people, ministers. We asked them all the same question, "are there 60 alcoholics in Rock Rapids?" The answer we received was no—maybe a third that many —certainly not more than half thalt many. It should be recalled that again the definition Davis used and the definition of an alcoholic as used by most people doesn't necessarily jibe. One of those contacted said that you can prove anything by statistics—he said one (thing that he had had impressed on him over the years was Why Reid quit smoking (Den Reid in West DM Moines Expresa The doctors are saying cigarettes may cause lung cancer but they do not scare ME and. I do not smoke. However/cancer isn't the reason I gave up the habit. It all started the night I tad a cigarette in bed, before going to sleep.That is a pretty silly habit. I admit it. In fact, Dorothy cautioned me aibout the cigarette before she dropped off to sleep. "Silly girl!" I diided fondly. "Only a dope would go to sleep with a lighted cigarette in his hand." The next thing I knew, I dreamt I was being roasted over a slow fire by cannibals. The fire kept getting hotter, ftinally it woke me up. You can imagine how I felt to find out the mattress was on fire. My first thought was, 0 Iboy, now I will caitch it. This .proved to be an understatement. I tried to put the fire out quietly, all by myself. A maDtress ffire is very stubborn isb finally I gave up and tapped Dorothy on the shoulder. "Wake up, angel!" I coosd. "The mattress is on fire." ,She said "In a minute."' Then she snuggled, down'for another 40 winks. About the third wink, however, the message got through. She left her pillow like an astronaut leaving the launch- ing pads. What's more, she broke her old record both for altitude and rate of climb. I asker her to come Mack from outer space and bring me a glass of water. She said, "You are NOT •going to get Water all over the bedroom floor." We tried using a heavy wet towel instead. In a few minutes, the towel began to smoulder. So did Dorothy. "All this," she said, "and 'hay fever, too." She begasi sneezing and coughing. • Finally we got the fire out. We went into the other bedroom but Dorothy sent me back out. "You stay awake," she insisted, "and watch that mattress. It might start bum- ing again." She got into bed and went to sleep. I went back to our bed and watched tihe mattress. This is not a very entertaining way to spend the night. The next thing I knew, it was day-break. My neck was stiff and the mattress looked even worse in the sun-light than it did under lamplight. It had a 'big, round dreary spot.. I took my cigarettes amd dropped them into the as'h can. iV> A few hours later I : got them back! out again,but I wasi determined to give up the habit. And did. Setting fire to a mattress is quite an experience. I do riot intend to go through THAT again. Crowding causes trouble (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) We talked with a truck gardener the other day whose garden site is being approached by a recreation development. We had always thought, since we first noticed his place, that he was in a rather isolated spot and although we have seen the gradual encroachment of other interests in the direction of his acres, had no idea but that he wias still in a comparatively untouched situation. This is riot the way he feels, however, and his case illustrates, to a rather extended degree, what is happening even in our relatively un- crowded area. "H they crowd 'me much more, I'm moving out." is the very way he expresses his reaction. If this particular man does not like crowding, and can find his own personal solution in locating and moving to the type of isolation he prefers, he is fortunate. There are countless others in this country who would not find this possible. The conditions in the heavily populated areas of the United States must be very grave indeed, to have tha affects percolate down to this rural area. This all goes to emphasize the fact that even such comparatively sparsely settled areas as ours stand in increasing need of long range planning and effective zoning. We have noticed, for ii»- rtance, that a rather largs new factory building is being constructed in the Lake Okoboji area, in a spot which to us would appear designed for future recreational use of some kind. We feel that an are* such as the Iowa Mies district is of concern to people from a very wide area, not just the immediate area, the nearest town or city to the ate. Natural resources and natural areas of benefit to those from distant points should be subject to some type of author- ity which would protect them for 'the people now and the increased population: to come. There is a genuine sort of "invasion of privacy" in thfc construction of buildings which are incompatible with the nature of the area, and there is also a similar "invasion of privacy" in the creation of objectionable odors, noises, and activities which interfere with the general public right to life on this planet free from unreasonable infringements on the part of others. Rioters get favors (M. B. Crabbt in Eagl* Grove Eagle) The headlines and news reports of the riots tell us "300 'hard core rioters arrested" "17 named as leaders of riots" "2000 jailed for rioting" "outside agitators blamed." But nothing, except ini one instance, is ever reported aibout the punishment meted out bo the rioters and riot leaders. H. Rap Brown, it is reported, has been indicted and is at liberty on $10,000 bond tor "inciting to riot." The question keeps rising "Have the other rioters and riot leaders been punished?— Where are they now?" These questions also bring up others such as "Would white rioters gotten off so easy?—Would police have stood by and watched white rioters loot and burn stores and businesses?— Would federal troops' have been late to quell a riot by whites ?— Would a white man have been set free on $19, 000 bond if he was under indictment for inciting a riot that caused loss of life and millions of dollars of damage?" On the face of it it seems that the Negro rioters have been receiving kid glove preferential toeaitment Someone is guilty of more than just being poor and discouraged. that there "are lies, dUnn Itaf, AM &pttc*." In thte cafte he aOA • nirtional rfatirffca may bc*r Davis out, but that In Rode Hapids there are not 60 - Another person, in a fnai* tioti to have contkterable knowledge oh the subject, Mid he couldn't accept the deflni* tton, because that would mean (that the man who had fe drink too many and came home and pushed his wife around once was an alcoholic. He thought, as we do, that the definition advanced needs clarification. What it all simmers down to is that alcoholism Is a eer- ious problem. We admire the governor's attempts to help those who are in need of help. We hope that the KJAP program proves a good one — but we do not have to accept indefinite statistical matter as applied to Rock Rapidt, as gospel truth. No, we dont think there 'are 60 alcoholics in this dlty. Republicans to gain (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) Republicans considering the possibility Of winning the presidential election in 1968 'are encouraged by reports of President Johnson's waning popularity. In Iowa, for instance, the latest Wallace's Farmer poll shows that farmers prefer Romney, Nixon or Reagan over Johnson. The fact that all three Republicans .polled more votes than Johnson seems to indicate that formers definitely want Johnson out, tihe magazine staid. When asked to what degree (they approved or disapproved of Johnson's efforts as chief executive, more farm people answered disapprove (45 per cent) than approve (33 per cent). The remainder (22 per cent) were neutral or undecided. His one chance with the termers seems to lay with itiMs undecided group. Senator Jack (Miller probably explained the President's position in recent comment on Uhe administration request for higher taxes. 'Miller charged that Johnson's message on the state of tihe'budget 'is a.cpn- ,;ffessj l oj](,,qf;^failure of 'his so- called, 'guns and butter' economic policy. The economic if acts of life have finally caught up to Uhe White House, disclosing what the average American has known for a long time—that the purchasing power of our dollar is going steadily down and the cost of living steadily up because of the multi-billion dollar deficit spending policies of the administration and its controlled Congress." It would appear that the itwo-party system may definilte- ly be back in style in 1968. King-makers in East (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) We mentioned recently In this column that with Time Magazine on Gov. Nelson JRockfeller's band wagon for 1968 it looks very much as if the "Eastern Establishment" had decided Rockf teller is the irian for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968. Additional support has 1 recently come in to bolster this view. Stewart Aslop, the Saturday Evening Post's political writer, has joined the group of Eastern king makers who are building up Mr. Rockefeller. Even though he has been twice repudiated by the Republican National Convention he can not be eliminated from contention completely. If money and 'Madison Ave-, nue advertising techniques can makea president as they did JFK then we are quite sure that Mr. Rockfeller can afford the service of the best. And if the Eastern big money is going back him then Republicans better get their feet braced. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller is very apt to be ouv next Republican, GOP candidate. He fits the liberal requirements perfectly. Thait recent article of Aslop's did a masterful job of discarding Richard Nixon, George Roraney and Gov. Relg,- gan. Sen. Percy of Illinois got a polite but not damaging brush off. Percy might be acceptable as second choice. As long as this writer can remember the "Eastern Establishment" has had one of the principal contenders in the GOP primary race. They will again and it looks as if Gov. Rockefeller has been tagged. (joftn Sform Lake Rifitttr) Speculation as to the future plans of Iowa Governor Hai- oM Hughe* gained imputus thta peat week. Democrat* were (hoping thai the governor would seek the U. S. Senate sent now held by Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper. It's up for grate in the 1968 election. ''Kick" has yet to say whether ihe will run or retire. Dave Stanley of Muscatine, a young Republican, has already said he wants to gut his feet wet in Washington and wiH seek the senate post no matter what Bourke B. decides to do. But now, Duke Norberg, ex- editor at Atbia, ex-Democrat state chairman and exJegman for USDA's Orville Freeman, says Hughes will,take a top post with a farm implement manufacturer. This makes the headlines in the daily press. Then last week the governor hedge-hop- pod around tile Mate "qiiietiy" visiting Wateftoo, Cedar Rapids, Sioux aty, etc. making heftdnnes in the population centers—where the big vote is located. It's taken some of the attention away from the big Hughes tax bill tor one- thing. And the governor may be mending some political fences Which had a few Wins snapped during the past legislative sessioa Whatever it means, you cant say that Hughes lets grass grow under his feet thru inactivity. True (C. P. Woo* In Sheldon Mail) lone Holmes stopped in long enough to say: "Things could be worse. At least there are no Johnson boys to carry on the tradition." A L offlc A KOSSUTN COU ^,!i*,^^r^V o>'..,',24 North Thprlnoton »., oono. ow and publish*, Ouorw £. OMW), Managing ttfitor lite. . County, MAT! offfeeejuhlde of County ...I .- .- pott office _•.._•...•••_...• to other than nearest outside P.O.i ....I A IL? l gJJ t ». to . 2? fttf !»**>•*** I" «»• Aloono KotMith Courty Advance am rwMvwi, Including news, feature, advtrtTting or other, and rapra !%i.i!L. ony * SUP"!! jl PwWbltfd wietpr bv written parmlMtoa Tof SS^SL. 01 !!!f,* lootx> _ l £* iuth CouirtY AoVanM In Saeh Inttanc*. manuterlpft, artleltt or pietum* or* ttnt at the owner's rhk. BUSINESS &VPROFESS10NAL] Insurance Insurance ALOONA 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—Eton KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000,000 worth of Insurance in fere*. A home Company. Safe, secure, Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbrt SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Hareld C, Sundet Larry C. Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLES A GEELAN INSURANCE AGINCY All Typayef Insurance Ph. 295-5529 er 295-3111 ALGONA . Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eye* Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses 9 Bast State Street Phone 295-2198 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. doied Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGPIILD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses JOB Sfc Harton, Algona PJMqe 2953743 Of, L. L. SNYDIR 119 last State St. _ j Dial 295.2715 Clesed Setvrday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bUt Reports ^ Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon.—Wed.—Fri. , 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 2953373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN ,,>: Chiropractor . Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 2954306 Office Hours: Mon.—Tues.—Wed.-^Fri. 8:30—5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30—12:00 Friday Eve. — 6:30 • 8:30 Farm Management CARISON MANAWMIMT COMPANY ISM N. D*** Ph. 3M.2W1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 2954810 __ Doctors JOHN N. KINBFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 296-2358 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN 0. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D, M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St Algona,Iowa Offlee Ph. 295-2328 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. D. Residence Phone 295-2335 WAN •, KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Phyiidtiu and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algww Office Phone 295-2406 Dentists DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 8831, State St. Phope 896.2884 PR, LIROY I. STROHMAN 116 N. Moore St. Phone 2054181 KiVIN NASH, D.D.S. 123 E. Qlll 2*5*108 AJgona D * J. 4VMi«n$ AJgona Pnone3*6^M • MiiMIMMiMIMIMMmt

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