Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 7, 1967 · Page 16
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cnTT. / ^M tlJlK^t County Advance Pat and cat observe women Budgets are confusing THURSDAY, SEPT, 1, 196? Kitchen is hot It is evident the critics™ of the new tax bills getting to the govern* and like most politicians \vtoo are smarting he blasts the newspapers. He denies in one breath the tax bill was Written in secret and in the next brelath said it 'had to be written in "private" whatever that may moan besides being secret. He said everyone knew about the meetings. That didn't include a lot of people, but maybe tlhey don't count among line "everyones". It is rvoteable there were only the governor and the "leadership" In on the writing according to the governor. Thit probably 'also included the Indiana professor. THE TRUTH IS that the bill was written in secret in "private" of the governor prefers that term. It is also true the legislators outside of the so-caHel leaders never knew what was in the bill untiJ debate had started in the senate. It is also true that it was rammed through in 50 hours—through both houses of the legislature—and that any amendments except to correct goofs in omission were knocked down because "the governor would vdto it." It is also true the newspapers got included in the new tax, but not in enough measure to cause them to abandon principle. The tax on advertising is not on newspapers—it is on the advertiser. FRANKLY the tax bill is a mess. Anything conceived as this was in secrecy by legislators who had a limited experkfice with the ramtficattons of tax laws is bound to be full of holes and to have Inequities which the writers did not consider. Senator Frommelt's great concern about 'Ihelping" tine tax commission by giving the "intent" of Uie law is an admia- sion no one knows what the intent was, probably including Senator frommelt, who sis majority leader held the whip in getting the bill through the senate. The governor's blaming of the press for criiticisitiig his tax scheme is no defense.' It 'is merely trying to divert interest away from ithe way that the bill was passed and what the bill does. THE GOVERNOR made a plea that was unlike his former political utterances. He made a plea for prejudice in saying it was only 'bug business that, opposed it, and that is was for the benefit of the blue and white collar men. This isn't quite true and the governor must know it. All such taxes are passed on to the consumer-Hand the blue and white collar men form the bulk of the consumers. Everyone knows that the price is BO much for an item—and the tax is added on to thot price. Governor Hughes has enjoyed perhaps what 'has been the most favorable press than >any governor in recent history. He has not before had criticsm. Like Harry Truman once said: If hte can't stand the heat he Should get out of the kitchen. Lobbying group Lobbyists last week sought a spot on the special committee to write new regulations, formal and informal, for conduct of legislators in a sort of conflict of interest consideration. Senator Frommelt, the democratic majority loader, said he wanted no lobbyist nor farmer members of the legislature on the new committee. The legislative interim committee charged with sotting up the lobby-study committee, has run into continual snags in trying .to determine membership on the committee. LOBBYISTS proposed three names to the interim committee for possible selection to work on the study committee'. This Study group is to be composed of legislators and others wlho are mot legslaitc|rs. Senaltior Frommdlt opposes former legislators .because they might T>'e "p're'judiced'' 'which might also be an offJhand indictment of present legislators who might be on the committee. It is true, as Frommelt said, the com- mitltce should not be a partisan committee as far as painty politics is Concerned. But by the same token it should not be a partisan committee on other lines such as interests which might be represented. The legislature acts for the sltate as a whole, and all kinds of interests shbud be represented in the legislature. The same should (hold true for a group studying Wie legislature. STACKING OF any kind should and must be avoided. This includes even citizens who have no conception of how the legislature Works. To exclude legislators or former legislators is in its way just as much attacking a committee as if it were ail named of lobbyists. In matter of fact lobbyists are not nearly as powerful as Mr. Frommelit seems to indicate. There are of course good ones as well als the bad. It is the amateur lobbyist who is Che more obnoxious as far as getting out of line is concerned. The people who represent interests year after year in the legislature are not going to get out of the propriety line. They can't afford to. LOBBYISTS DO PERFORM a service in checking bills and! preseniting arguments to legislators for or against proposalls. They give their £<tudy—one pro and another don ^ohd'the legislator gets better informed •tan. Ihe might otherwise. No legislator is an expert of any subject other than his own profession or way of makinig a living,! In this, it might be observed, he is a lobbyist and seeks;to influence other legslators according to his interests in a proposal. Practically every line of endeavor has its lobbyists in Des Motines during Che sessions., This includes the Farm Bureau, labor unions; school people', lawyers, doctors, nurses, optometrists, railroads, trucks^— you name an industry and it is represented. DESPITE MR. FROMMELT these people are usually among the most reasonable to get ailong with for a legislator. Any legislator worth sending to Des Moines should be interested in what a bill will do. He must seek that information from those affected both pro and con'. Mr. Frommelt is a lawyer. Lawyer* were exempted from the new services tax, Could it be said Mr. Frommelt was a lobby ist in this? Right At the governor's conference in Missouri a week or so ago the governors were presented with many gifts from industrial and other interests in the state. Someone raised a fuss about it and the governors were a bit skittish about any possible implications. Frankly this was a hospitality gimmick, customary in such oases, and has no ulterior motive except to welcome the folks to the sitate. Governor Hughes was right in refusing to get excited about it. Somewhat the same situation- exists in lobbyists giving dinners to legislators. No one is fooled into thinking the legislator would sell out his integrity for a dinner any more than Hughes would be influenced by gifts at the governor's conference. not be wse at 'the present time. Of course the British want an ear inside China, but what *hey lealrn may not be worth the cost. There is no doubt the Chinese rulers engineered the riot. Soldiers didn't initerfer until after the Englishmen had been humiliated, 'beaten and threatened. Then the soldiers moved in and in effect took the British as hostages. What this docs for China is a puzzle. It won't have any favorable effect tor the British can get stubborn when pushed. And China is going to need friends one of these days but seems to go out of its way to make enemies—even Russia, which now is thoroughly alienated from the Chinese. (Pat Gilletnof tit ielmond Independent) We caught TJ with hi* hind feet on our chair his front ones on our desk, and his eyes, busily scanning the contents of our desk top. Not ALL (ft« contents, raally. He was concentrating on the "Cotton Clipsheet" that is a publicity piece sent out by the National Cotton Council to promote tfie latest in cotton garments for the ladies. TJ was, in fact, concentrating so hard on the style pictures that he did not detect our approach. We gave the chair a whirl that sent him flying and he landed unceri- moniously in the wastebasket. "Fun-NEE!" he snarled as he scrambled out of File 13. "That's what I admire; a rich sense of humor. . . . You've got, maybe, secrets on your desk top that I'm not supposed to be in on?" Disregarding The Sally, we asked, 'Tou developing a sudden interest in women's fashions? "Not really," the cat replied. "But women's fashion photography I find pecul- ilairly intriguing That sheet you have on your desk is hardly typical. The models look* like they've been getting three square meals a day — maybe even a slice of apple pie and, a glass of milk at bedtime. Not typical at all." Taking a glance at the pictures he'd been viewing we got his point. The "Cotton Clipsheet" goes in for wholesome, healthy-looking models in completely natural poses. Examining the postures more closely, we noted: There is not one in 'the bunch who stands like she WHS suffering from chronic heat Extension China The enigma that is China must be puzzling even to the Chinese, sacking, burning and looting of 'the British embassy in Peking doesn't make much sense from any angle. The attempt to tie it in with Hong Kong troubles doesn't ring true and is a stupid way anyway to try to influence fdreign affairs^ It may be the Mao forces needed a handy whipping boy for the problems the ruling clique has gotten into. Mao forces are being pretty hard pressed in many parts of China and there is at least an outside chance the Maoists will be thrown out. The Red Guards, mostly children and teenagers, were the perpetrators of ttie Peking trouble at the embassy and did the actual damage while Chinese soldiers looked on until the Red Guards got out of hand It could be the Red Guards needed something to do, for they are restless youth end turn on anything that meets their destructive fancy at the moment. At any rate the British have found out that maintaining a legation in Peking may The Iowa supreme court has ruled that school board elections must be on the one-man one-vote principle, and that population must be the determining factor in allocating election districts. This is an extension of the U. S. supreme court's opinion which makes it now applicable to boards which are administrative rather than legislative in nature. School boards are pretty well circumscribed in their actions. While the effect of the ruling will not be felt until after the 1969 legislature has a chance to pass new laws to implement it the decision is causing considerable thought particularly in cities on how to accomplish such a districting. It is unfortunate the army refused burial in >a military cemetery to George Lincoln Rockwell. He was a veteran,. No matter how crazy his ideas were alter that fact, it still remains he did fight for his country once—instead of against: it. rash—like those high fashion dolls invariable do. "Was Looking At Some fashion photos in UFE down at the barber's the other d*y. There wasn't il clothKslWrw in the bundi but w« in » stance that suggested swiw some Mention's baby tallc w*s needed to make hsf fed human again." TJ nodded, "That's what I mean. Legs spraddled in the ungodliest manners you ever saw. Posing, they'd need a half-hour chiroprattc adjustment just to be able to sit down. Wonder what the idea is?" We shrugged, "Havent the slightest notion. But so far ac we're concerned, we can never take much notice of the clothes for wondering how they ever get into such an abnormal position — and how they're ever going to manage to get out of it. Back When We Were A kid . . ."; TJ grinned as he interrupted with, "WA-A-AY back, that is," Refusing to let our composure be ruffled, we recommended "Back when .we were a kid, a "must" feature of birthday parties to keep the guest from demand; ing "When's the ice dream?" ' was a game called statuary. , "The "sculptor," so to speak : was a youngster who ora&by- one took the others by the hand, whirled 'em around — the let 'em fly. The Idea, was to freeze into a 'pose' and the one judged to have wound up in the funniest got next turn at the whirling bit. "Sometimes I get the feeling that most of these fashion models simply got caught playing statuary. It would explain, at least, how they get into some of those cantor- tions." "Or Maybe," TJ "they sempty go into • toptic At from starvation. Th«*'s rftfety * oft* of fen kttk* Ike she wvmt * the tag end erf a 3(ktay diet Why fe tt beauty judge* *m inv pttMWd with 36-2*36 ftgurw — while fashion, deaagnters try to wU their duds by draping them on a 27-19-27 bean pole?" We Agreed, "That's a question we've often asked ourself. Seems you have to be a candidate for rickets to be B model fashion model. . . . And the make-up! They lay on the eye goop until every one of "em looks like she was peeping through a hole burned in a blanket" "And zombie lipstick," the cat added, "Never could see .this pastel lipstick that makes a model look like she'd just crawled out of a casket at midnight. Couldn't be PRACTICING werewolves, though, or they might get a little color on their lips." Our Bye Went To The Picture of a curvesome teen-age blonde in a miniskirt pinafore smiling up at us from the "Cotton Clipsheet." Almost made us wish we were young again. TJ hopped up on our desk as the real thing marched in the front door to make a purchase, the better to eye the young vision in a yellow playsuit. With an approving nod, Jie observed, "It's a good thing girl-watching isn't done , by highrfashioned rules. Now there's some sense to looking tike THAT kitten." The young lady had just been given TJ's highest accolade, pulchritude-wise. You'd never catch him calling one of these VogueHtype clothes wracks a "kitten," (Wav*f fy Democrat) til Ihe current fount) of budget pubhcatiom end budget hearings conducted by the various govemmewtal MM other public agenc fea, it becomes fairly obvious that unless you irtte directly involved in the operations of these agencies and bodies, these so-called budgets are so much murky mathematics. The necessary brevity of a budget publication, doss little to explain the whys and whsre- fores of how the public's money is spent; To the uninitiated, these figures in the hundreds and millions are just so many numbers ,: Each year public boards, editorial writers and governmental officials bemoan the fact that fsw if any citizens show up at the budget hearings. It's human nature to avoid things you dont understand, particularly Where money is involved. Perhaps the budget form should be over-hauled with provisions-to show the Individ- u*I foiw much of I chtflge ts wfirescftterf.by is pfopmed; 'how tmieh H 1* ^^ cost a •-——'would give him some wet of how he flood in Hetettoi* to this "average." Local boards have little or 'no choice in. these matter*, .having to rely on the diflee- tions from state and federal offices. But it stems to be the popular thing for state and federal taxing bodies to ckfek taxes either in a maze of math ematics and formulas or In a sugar coating of easy to pay (iand also easy to raise) withholdings. If the taxpayer cant get a break in this round of Increasing governmental costs, he ought to at least get B break in knowing a lot more about what all this money is for™ A budget form that breaks these expenditures, taxes and other figures down in, more detail might be a start in that direction. . ADVANCI MIMCMrrjON «AT1 Of* Y«or in County ond Ito n«if««t port o"**,*** 1 * of ^ All right, to mort«r publirtwd in on nmrvSd, irtdudino "wWi. .ft"!^. tien In any monmr I* prohibited «xetpf publithwi of tt» Algono KoMuth County monuicriptt, ortietot or picture, or* ftnt ot MMMMtMMttttttTTTttTt* ....... "" f|i flik. Rockefeller and Reagan? Going much (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) According to reports published earlier this week, the Harris Survey finds voters are favorable to a Rockefeller- Reagan ticket. The survey found that such a ticket -would run 50-50 with Johnson and Humphrey. The Gallup poll in recent weeks has seen Johnson slipping, substantially—rwitti^ two f or three repubicans Iswiftg him, when matched for a poll. Such, speculation is bound to continue from now to the time of the election a year, from this coming November. Then the people will pick the man they want for their president. , i There seems to be little doubt about President Johnson being a candidate himself, and he has made it rather dear that he wants Humphrey as his running mate, 00 the democratic ticket seems picked— that is unless Hubert talks out of turn and gets the boot from LBJ. On ithe other side of the political arena there are a lot of hopeful candidates running around— Reagan, Percy, Nixon, Romney, Rockefeller too fast , and probably two or three others who could become serious candidates by.a turn in the-. events of the day. ^ All kinds of things wil take place in the next few months —the political folks will meet and greet and plead for their cUnjcL'diat^s. But now it is far to early to make any guesses. Our president campaigns are ithe best entertainment Ithe country can offer— if you only dont get too closely involved, and the one coming up looks like a real three-ring super colossal show. Must continue the war (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) The debate over the conduct of the Vietnam' war gets hotter by the day. The questions being raised are 'basic— and political they are sure to be dynamite for Wife administration. Personally we can see nothing that 'the president can do but go ahead with the fight- inlg. yfe do agree with Richard Nixon, when he calls for •the use of "massive pressure, short of nuclar power." The unfortunate tiling about our Vietnam situation is that most people feel that they are 'not getting honest information about what goes on in Southeast Asia. Reports sent out by the newspaper report- ers who work in that area seem to be correct—but there are large gaps, in the statements which our officials are issuing, which just dont make sense 1 . If the president can eliminate the "credibility gap" which has developed between >his administration and the people, we will all be better off. If he will drop some of the high-flying home-front, social programs that are costing so much and seem to be accomplishing so little—we'll all be better off. First and foremost, however, we owe our forces in Vietnam complete support in their efforts to carry out the national commitments which have taken them to Southeast Asia. Not the correct solution The professor who is author of most of the Iowa tax deal this session was brought here by Governor Hughes. He is a resident of Indians — thus escapes what his deal does to lowans. (M. B. Crabt* in Eagle Grove Eagle Gov. Hughes stated that he 'thought we should practice 'reverse discrimination" to help Negroes out of their terrible living conditions. It seems to many of us that this reverse 1 discrimination has been practiced for some time. We have yet to read of any punishment being meted out to the Negro rioters And 'the law of the land requires that every employer have as many negroes working for him as t'he percentage of population of the area indicates. If the population of the aflrea is 19% Negro then the employer must have 10% of his employees from ttat race, whether they are qualified, or not. Even H. Rap Brown, who incited riots causing deaths and many millions of dollairs damage, is free to continue his nefarious work on & lousy $15,000 bond. Discrimination, reverse or otherwise, is not the Aemeri- can democratic way of life. It is even more undemocratic than bussing children deal- across the city at public expense to mix up the races You can be as sympathic to the plight of the slum Negro as you want to be but neither "reverse discrimination" in employment or bussing school children miles away from their home is a solution, Why not? (Bill Miuror in Lauren* Sun) The Army recently had a great 'big gob of ffits sent to Vietnam, to feed the southern troops who were moaning because they were going without. Wonder if ••<** Iowa boys Will get any sweet corn, or fresh tomatoes. (John Anderson in Storm Lake Pilot- Tribune) Iowa's Area;School system has moved so fast so quick, it's time to sit back, take a gdad look and see where Ht is heladed. In the rush to get state and federal aid the area boards have figuratively plunged headlong into the lake without first testing the water. '"'"; ' : '; w >: Buena Vistans need to take an interest in what is going on because it means money out of their pockets. Whether it means comparable benefits remains to be seen. We are currently paying three-quarters of a mill for operation of the area community colleges' at Ft. Dodge, Eagle Grove and Webster City. Voters on Sept. 11 will be asked to approve another three-quarters mill levy for obtaining buildings and equipment We would be more inclined to favor the issue il we had assurance that the facilities would be for vocational-technical 'training only which was Ihe reason the area system was established in the first place. So far we have little information on the ultimate use of this money except for the fact it will be used to match fed- era!! funds available for buildings, equipment and library facilities. Our own county candidate for the area school board has stated that he favors development directed at liberal arts educations. The vote Sept. 11 will determine if the levy is to be made. It must be approved by a "majority of the voters in total area" of nine counties. This means that even if Buena Vistans voted solidly against it, the issue would probably still pass due to the vote in the population centers such as Fort Dodge thai stand to benefit the most (Here's another wack at the "property tax relief" we got from the legislature Hunh?!! (C. P. Wood, in Sheldon Mail) We received a highly official publication the other day which gives us an idefe for the saving of face, when necessary. The forepart of the booklet we received inducted a small supplement headed ''corrigdendunV' which turned out to be what we vaguely suspected it to be — a list of corrections to the printed material. Perhaps in the future, when we are called on to correct news items, we wil use this fine, pride-Saving word, instead of the hold term "correction." BUSINESS&PROFESSIONAL Insurance Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 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, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbtt 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. 29S4S29 or 295-3611 ALGONA Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Unset, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 But State Street Phone 295-2198 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. doled Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIILD ViMtl Analysis and ViMil mining Contact l<Rosfs 108 So. Hilton, Algona Phone 295^743 Dr. L. L. SNYDiR 113 left State ft, Die! 191,2711 Closed Setvrdiy Aftornooni Credit CRIOIT BUM AU KOiSUTH COUNTY Collective Service ^F^BSfll^WRMf 29&3182 Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon.—Wed.—Fri. 9a.m.— 5p.m. Phone 2864373 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 MAMAWMINT COMPANY ISM N. 0*e»« Mk m-IM! LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 2954810 Doctors JOHN N. KENBPICK, 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 295-2336 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 29&5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 i N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Dentists DR. J, B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 S, State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. Lf ROY I. STROHMAN 116 N. Moore St. Pfaaae296^m KiVINNASH, 123 B, CM! L AJgoaa PR J. O-OAHADOtl US NT? Phono MMeeeeeeeMeMeeMMeMMete»»e

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