Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 26, 1967 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 26, 1967
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EDIT^fe tssuth County Advanc Pat's Cat On Wedding dresses Power play by president THURSDAY, OCT. 26,196? Wake up, America tt was indeed a strange feeling to watch on television a man, respected in some linos it endeavor, stand up and call the president of the United States an enemy of the people! It was also strange in this country to .?ee a mob trying to invade a military establishment, not for any good purpose but merely to be noisy and nasty. It was also strange to see soldiers holding back the mob using night sticks and hauling some away by the heels. WHAT IS HAPPENING in America? Why this rash of protests? Why all this draft card burning? Why the violence, murder, arson and rioting in the cities? Have we as a people somewhere along the line lost the ideal that was once America, and as a result are rudderless in face of world troubles? What has happened to the one for all and all for one idea that led people to help one another, to help their local government, and support the national government. Has it become me for me and down with you? Have we gone too far on the road'of the right to dissent — making it a right to destroy and to riot in the name of free speech — to cloak an act of violence with the ideal of free speech? PEOPLE IN RESIDENTIAL areas of the cities arc afraid to go out at night. In downtown areas criminals, robbers and muggers seem to run unrepressed. There are sections where a white man risks his life to even drive a car through a public street. Murderers and rapists, among other criminals, have been released from prisons because the supreme court says their civil rights have been violated. And in cities provocative marchers in- vade residential districts to demonstrate for civil rights for Negroes but as a result do harm to the very cause for which they, march, OH IT'S TRUE these are the noisy minority in the demonstrations, but they go way and beyond the norm of acceptable protests with the majority to rule. They violate actually the right of the minority to become a majority and thereby rule because they alienate the people who think. It's true the few draft card burners are but a speck in the whole picture of maintaining an army. It's true it is the Negro minority causing most of the violent- trouble. It's true that most people view with distaste such scenes as happened in Washington over the weekend. It's true that in the past some innocent men have been imprisoned, but it is also true they are also a speck in the whole picture of law enforcement. LAW ENFORCEMENT is breaking down in the cities. It has been aided by the rules imposed by the U. S. supreme court on the police and law enforcement officers. It is so serious that police actually back away when attacked because of fear of the cry of "police brutality." It is time for America to stop and take stock of what all this is doing. It's time to return to some of the old-fashioned ideas looked down upon by the punks. It's time to rid the mobsters of their communist leadership. We have gone on the path of anarchy and disrespect for law and of those we elect in authority. It's time for the real citizens of this country to call a halt before we get into actual civil war. That old slogan — It's later than you think — may apply here now. Embarrassed—indeed! This tax business is getting funny — even though it is a mighty serious business. The idea of taxing boys mowing lawns and shoveling snow from sidewalks really is getting a bit too much. When shoe shine boys were included it was bad enough — but this is ridiculous. What's next — babysitters? Senator Frommelt, the majority senate leader in the recent "long count" legislature, says the tax commission is embarrassing him with its rulings. The senator has little ground to complain because he was one of the leaders who rammed it through the senate. If he looks ridiculous, and it seems he admits it, he has no oi.e to blame but himself. It is ridiculous and indeed "embarrassing" to make the kids collect a tax who make a few dollars a year in shoveling and mowing. But that's the way the law is written. IT'S ABOUT TIME Senator Frommelt and others, including the governor, to admit they have a bad law. They should admit it and call a session to clean it up — and it needs cleaning up. It should be done now — not wait until the session in 1969. The damage is being done now and will be done all through 1968 and well into 1969 if a special session is not called. Sure there will be "heat" on the various proposals. If they can't stand the heat — let them do what Harry Truman said — get out of the kitchen. They escaped the heat during the last two hectic ramming legislative days — but they will catch it from now until they clean up the mess. THE REALLY SAD PART is that the tax commission now making the rules has only a couple of months of life left — and the law will be under a new "department of revenue" with a single commissioner at the head after January 1st. What he will do may be entirely different than what the present commission may set up as rules. The state is in for a period of not knowing for sure what the commission or the commissioner says the law says. And some of these rulings will be appealed clear to the supreme court. It would have been easier for the legislature to pass a decent bill after due deliberation and consideration. It would have been easier than the hush-hush secret sessions in which it was alleged to have been written — but wasn't. THE WHOLE BUSINESS leaves the legislators looking mighty bad. To have been hornswoggled into adopting something about which they knew nothing doesn't do anything for a statesmanlike image. In fact they look like a bunch of sheep. To review those 50 hours in which the law was passed: Debate started on the law in the senate before the bill had been printed! Senators didn't know what they were voting on! The senate was placed under cloak — no senator could leave the chamber. Lobbyists were ruled out of even the lounge. Consideration started at 1 p.m. The bill was passed at 8 p.m. without time for a meal. Senator Frommelt repeatedly said the governor would veto the bill if amendments were made. (Later he accepted some which widened the bill to include additional services.) It was passed the next day by the House under a like meat axe procedure. Mr. Frommelt should be embarrassed. But not at the commission. Tower Algona will welcome the new translator tower to be built by station KGLO-TV to rebroadcast here programs from Mason City. It will mean reception here of that station whereas in the past it has not been good. However it will not do much to add to Algona's television viewing. The territory is now ably served by Mankato with CBS programs — the same as KGLO-TV. It will not mean anything new except the local programs by Mason City. What Algona needs is good NBC and ABC coverage. The Fort Dodge NBC station is not satisfactory for many viewers of NBCI programs. ;And few Algonians can get Ames or Austin to see ABC programs for trees but fatal to life that depends on oxygen. At first it was believed the Russians had soft-landed an instrument package on the surface of Venus. Later reports however indicated the instruments went through the clouds — but then went silent. The United States probe went past Venus, swung around in back of it and sent signals through the cloud cover. Most of the reports from both probes were the same, but will have to be studied further to check one against the other. All this has a scientific value though for the average person it does seem farfetched to find a use for the information. However most science prospectings look useless to the untrained eye, which later have proved of untold benefit to humanity Venus Marijuana For most people Venus is either a bright star or a statue of a partially draped woman who lost her arms. However for scientists and astromoners Venus has an unusual attraction. Among the planets Venus is about the right size to have a population of intelligent beings. However it is so clase to the sun as to have an unlivable heat. But the planet is shrouded with clouds and some believed this would make the planet livable. Two probes last week pretty much dis- spelled any idea of life as we know it on that planet. The Russion probe got there first — by a few hours ahead of the United States, and both probes radioed back information. Venus has a surface temperature of well over 500 degrees, enough to melt some mttals.The clouds also hold the heat. The atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide, fine Secretary of Agriculture Liddy has classified the marijuana producing hemp as a noxious weed in Iowa and hence it is mandatory to destroy it. A farmer who finds it on his land or a railroad on its right of way must destroy the weed. If they don't the county can come in and do it and charge the property owner. The hemp drive comes after publication of a map in illicit drug circles pinpointing places in Iowa where it is growing wild During World War II the government planted hemp and made it into rope fibers in plants like the one here later purchased by the Weidenhoff corporation. It is believed the next session of the legislature will be asked to make a heavy penalty possible for those who permit the marijuana producing hemp to grow on their property. - ift DC IflMNItf I ftfWfMfMMftt) There'd be a considerable amount of reading material miss our attention, were it not for TJ's occasional perusal of matter crossing our desk that is really none of his business. We've about got him trained to let us get first crack at our PERSONAL mail; but we've got to give him credit for stumbling onto items of interest in more routine sources 'that we'd prop- a'bly never get around to, but for his nosiness. Like for instance the other day when he let but a guffaw deliberately nitended to derail our train of thought, he rolled a roguish eye our direction and observed, "You can't beat those Texans for gutsyness!" Since we were far behind schedule due to the distractions of preparing for Tor- •nado Day, we didrit relish Dhe interruption. With a sigh of resignation, we grumbled, "OK! Give it to us quickly — we're already on the verge of 'having a Friday paper this coming issue, instead of a Thursday one." "This Article In The Sigma Delta Chi "Quill" tells of a Texas newspaperman who 'has informed his subscribers that news accounts of weddings that deal with the last furbelow on the bride's gown and every other detail of nuptial ceremonies will no lomg- er be published in HIS sheet." "Wow!" we muttered respectfully. "There, we gotta 'concede, is a man with guts. We've endlessly wondered if anybody actually reads the seamstress's boring — to us — complete account of how she gussled up the bride for her trip to the alt* ar. "H just seems to have developed into one of Ifihose 'things that are done/ and if you print it in one Wedding account, you're stuck with doing it in all of them. My hat's off to the Texan." TJ continued, "This Bird says that in these days when the world is quaking in its boots and news of great significance is regularly swept into File 13 for lack of space, it's Sickening to read paragraph after paragraph about 'some little girl changing HER name to HIS. To back up his point, he offers this dose . . . 'Escorted by her father, the bride was attired in a modified cage dress of silk organza and satin designed with a bateau neckline, half sleeves and a deepened band of Chanlttilly lace at the hemline. The bodice was adorned with lace trimmed with seed pearls. A lace petal headpiece was held in place by the bride's fingertip veil of illusion . . .' " "Desist, 1 we begged the feline. We get the point. . . . But what especially turns US off is the fact that, with all this folderel about the bride, the groom gets so little mention you hardly know he's there. "The Mothers Are Present and their beige esembles with matching accessories duly accounted for. But the groom — unless he wears a cummerbund, he's DEAD! Might as well be fishing — or show up in a barrow." TJ snorted wttit delight, suggesting, "It's i wonder some radiant creature doesn't reach the end of the slate sometime, emit t polite scream of starMement, and back away from the mate fig' ure infringing on the proced- ings with a starchy, 'Pardon me!" "Whereupon the embarrassed intruder will be obliged to tell her, 'Excuse it please, but I happen to be the bridegroom.' — whereupon the star of the act will giggle, 'Oh, I AM sorry! I'd almost forgotten!' "This Texas Guy," The Cat continued, "has a good idea—if details are insisted upon, He suggests, if the bride wants every stitch rescribed to the nth degree, why not cover every inch of clothing she's got 6n? That at least might give the male readership something to dwell on." Heis really a mean fella, tent he? we grinned. It's his contention," TJ said, with a happy nod of agreement, "that wedding announcements should be run as legarnotices — payable in advance by the father of the bride," "That," we interrupted, "would really seem to be carrying things a bit far. The little dears deserve something a bit better than THAT." "The problem's going to prevail, that gent insists," TJ summed up, "until these double-ring ceremonies are recognized for what they are. . . . She's getting the one of her finger. He's getting the other in his nose." (Paul Rflpfw Here's a fearless editorial Reagan is (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) Next week we may write a fearless comment on the politicail situation in Afghanistan; this week we have some stirring comments to make on one of the perils of the English language. We refer to the pitfalls* involved in the use of figures of speech. Consider the matter of an. anecdote** we read the other day about a man of national fame and his younig friend, named Marty, to .whom he vfais giving, advice. ,^- ;.-•.';i. ; .' "Marty," said the famous parsonage, "there are two ways to go through life; like ani olive pit or like a grape .... an olive pit takes nothing, it gives nothing . . a grape gives wine, it gjives (pleasure, it gets used up . . Don't go through life like an olive pit, Marty; be a grape.* Now overlooking the fact that the important man giv- iinig this advice seemed to have the peculiar idea that folks swallow the pit along with the rest of the olive,*** we would like to point out the trap involved in the figure of speech. Because it seems to be a neat comparison, it dairies an aura of truth with it. But it can be juggled a bit. We could just as well say: "Marty, be an olive pit in your journey through life; retain your integrity, hold true to form; 'be rugged and firm. Don't be a grape, Marty, don't let someone with, big feet stomp out your Hfle's juices for his own false ideas of gain and pleasure." Or we could say: Mairty, be an olive pit. Aim for a proud position,; assure your place on the rim of the platie of life, while the grape is chewed into oblivion." Or to 'take the other slide, you could say; "Marty, my boy, if you must be. a grape in the vineyard of life, be a grape with a purpose. Take (the wrinkles of old age with r-feraice;become,a raisui, Marty, and end up 7 in the pie. But be modest, remember, you can't make Grape Nuts out of grape seeds." Our point is that just as =they say figures can be juggled to give false answers to mathematical problems, so figures of speech can be juggled to give false answers to problems of life. In the word "pitfalls" we do not mean to include olive pits.*** So help us, this is a true quotation. *** The trouble with the use of the word "anecdote" here' is that it literally means something unpublished." **** We have known one person who habitually ate the whole olive. However, he had developed unusually strong teeth and was able to grind up the pit, too. Well, so much for the fearless editorial comment. Schools need a checking (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) School conflicts over the • nation are causing a lot of .trouble. Strikes, boycotts, student discipline in larger cities—all are creating serious problems. Not so dramatic, but neyer-the-less probably more serious in the long run, is the feeling which is developing that we must have more efficiency from our schools. Governor Hughes recently put it this way, "The monkey is now on the back of the educators" to come up with realistic school costs or there might be "a rebellion in the next legislature." We're all for paying well trained teachers good salaries—probably they have been underpaid in the past—but the decade has seen a great change. We'd like to see some system developed whereby the good teachers keep getting more money—but the poor ones can be weeded out. When teachers want to be evaluated as a group, and progress by training and exper- ierice only—they put a lot of deadweight on the good teachers, to try and buck up •the poor instructors. Surely in all of .the electronic progress of the past few years there are some Ihings which can be used to improve instruction, Some of these things should make superior teaching ability more readily available to more young people—and reduce or slow down at least, the burgeoning costs of education. Merely adding new things on and retaining all that is already existant, is probably inefficient to say the least. We have commented many times t>n the fact that our nation's school plant is not used nearly as much as it should be. This situation is slowly changing—and we hope that it changes a lot more in the future. Our schools are our most important business, but that doesn't mean that everything about them is perfect. They should be studied, criti- oizeid where necessary, improved wherever possible. The idea that school should be above questions or discussions is fallacious. We not only can, but should, be alert to see that we get full measure, for the billions which are being added to our school costs each year. This is no criticism of our local schools—this is merely a statement of general policy, we believe- fundamental to our American way. It applies to our local system, just as it does to all other school systems. growing (M. B. Crabba in Eagle Grove Eagle) We have been watching the development of Ronald Reagon as a national figure with growing interest. Esperiailfy this recent barnstorming trip across the country. He is showing amazing ability to say the right thing and to keep his foot out of his 'mouth. He either has some very excellent advisors close to <him at all times or else, he is showing political acumen seldom found, in a novice in the 'business. •He doesn't have the training for the part. lowans, re- memlber him as a sportscaster •for WHO radio and later as a movie star capitalizing on his personality and good looks. Neither of which teaches a man to tread the difficult path of politics where often it is the mistakes made that determine a man's political future rather than the good things he has accomplished. Governor George Romney of Michigan has proved himself to be an able governor. But he has Said the wrong thing too many times and has all but removed himself from •the front ranks of presidential candidates. 'Reagan may have this political ability and he may be the popular leader that the Republicans need so badly but he has a long way to go before he can prove himself to the leaders who know what it takes to be a political winner over a long period of time. 4 Governor's plane (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) The last legislature passed a bill allowing the Governor to spend $150,000 for a new airplane. Yes, the Governor does have a plane already, a real nice one that will get him any place in Iowa in a very short time. But during the debate in the Senate it was brought out by the Senators supporting the measure that the present plane does not have toilet facilities and the Governor needed a plane that had these facilities. When the point was brought put one of the smart boys in the press section passed a note down the press row that the Governor wants a "flying pot." So now no matter what the name or make of the plane that is purchased it will be known unofficially as "The Governor's 'Flying Pot'." As you can also see not all of that $102 million tax increase is going for school aid, $150,000 of it is going for a plane for the Governor which has toilet facilities. Presdent Johnson pulled a power pity last week, that should get him into trouble —and we hope it does. He 'has been trying to get legislation, for a surcharge on income taxes passed— and his own leadership in the congress refuses to go along unless he cuts down oh spending. So the president puts out the word that highway funds for the construction of highways in the various states will be drastically cut. Now highway funds come from the road taxes paid by motorists, truckers, etc. They are a trust fund, and have nothing whatever to do with normal fiscal operations as far as income taxes, and federal spending, per se, is concerned. Johnson knows that when he threatens to stop highway construction he can build up a lot of pressure out in the states— so that is what he is doing. , •Here are some of the re* Mfttont: Governor Hughes of Iowa *ays—"Ridiculous!" Governor Boe, South Dako- ita, said—"! feel it proper to consider the institution of such legal action, which would restore to South Dakota these trust funds which legally belong to the state." Oother governors have 'been even more outspoken, regardless of the party affiliation. The president is trying to prove to congress that it can't make him quit spending so much money—and he is going to ram it down congressional throats if he can. Personally we think it is about time that the administration cuts down on its spending waste, and ill-planned, poorly-operated programs which have been a disgrace to our democracy; a help to no one but the favored few on the inside, and to the job-seekers who get in on the lush spots created, whether they have any work to do or not. AL60NAKOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE ... Published by tht Advance Publishing .Co., Mondavi and Thursdays, offices and shop, .124 North Thorington St./ Algona, Iowa. 50511 Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewcl, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischilles. i NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One i ear in County and to nearest post office outside of County $5 00 Six months in County and to nearest post office -.'.- ____ $3 50 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, articles or pictures are sent at t'.ie owner's risk. Busiss ROFESSIONAL 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 Phi'295-2735 Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon.—Wed.—Fri. 9 a.m — 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 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. 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 Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optom c mats DR. HAROLD W. EPICK^ON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East Slate Street Phone 295 2196 Hcuis 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoon'; OR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 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 ,.„,..•,,..., :,^ ttfiytufh .\ j • './A i.U 7"^° -^-•;.:£ CARLSON Firm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12i/a N. Dodg* Ph. 295-2(91 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295.3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D, Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 " ' — -^ DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 Dr. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Faot-bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. 0, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F, KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Dentists PR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. Stats St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LEROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, O.D.S. 123 E. Call 395-5108 AJgona l<

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