Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1967 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1967
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THURSDAY, DEC. 14, Kick them out The recent disgraceful conduct of a few students and some outside agitators at the university at Iowa City must be dealt with properly. This business of coddling 8h« rvHing because they are young is as fostejfc as m* punishing a child when he 5$ really small minority should not $&i3w*<aiS to upset the entire student body SWOTB& dhiUdish prancing around trying itojpwrfant and being led by what i traitors. ft 6$ USES® the university kick them out. It was eTisfeat they were not attending classes rfusiag their riot and indeed there are reports same never have attended classes regularly. THEIR ORGANIZATION is anything but what it is named. They call it Studsnts for a Democratic Society. This sounds a lot like the slogan shaped by communist countries trying to ape the real democracies but maintaining a tight grip on the people. If the students are for a democratic society then why in the .name of common sense were they trying to impose their will on others by forte and contempt for law? They were anything but democratic in their actions. It is ridiculous that the university deal with them with kindly solicitude. They are hoodlums and should.be treated like hoodlums. WHY SHOULD the law enforcers be required to take all the irritation these pao- ple deal out? This cry of police brutality is a cover-up for brutality by the rioters. When they get some of the same kind of treatment, they dish out they squeal like rats, and try to wrap the mantle of the constitution around them. They only use the constitution when it suits them. They are in open violation of it in their rioting and law breaking and vandalism. They will not listen to reason. The only power they know is force. What are police supposed to do when a mob jumps over barricades, and storms up a stairway with mayhem in intent? Are the police to step aside? Are they supposed to cater to these possibly mental delinquents as if they were sane people? UNIVERSITY CLASSROOMS are crowded with students. Many who want to go to universities are denied the opportunity because of a lack of facilities. Doesn't it seem that education for the brilliant has turned into favors for those who go over the top genius line into absurdity? Why not take a lot more of those plodders who really want to learn? Administrative timidity by university officials plays into the hands of these people. The only thing they really respect is force — brutal force if necessary, and let them howl all they want to about police brutality. They use it only to cover their own brand of brutality. Kick the trouble-makers out. Let the university be a place for learners, not demonstrators. Disloyalty, and lawlessness has no place in Iowa City, Ames, Cedar Falls or any other college or university town. Give them what they demand — freedom — all they can use — but elsewhere. Will need sympathy It is certain William H. Forst, of Frankfort, Ky., is a man of a great deal of courage. He is going to be the first department of revenue commissioner in Iowa. He takes the place of the three-man commission that has enforced Iowa tax laws for a multitude of years. s The theory of a one-man commission is good, but what works out in practice is something else again. Whether Mr. Forst is aware of it or not he has been fore-promised by Governor Hughes on several items in the tax mess passed in 50 hours by the recent exhausted legislature. Hughes has promised that new rulings will upset those made by the old commission, including some made also by the attorney-general who evidently the governor .expects the new man to put in his place properly. THE NEW MAN DESERVES sympathy before he even starts on the job. He is certain to be in 'the middle of a nasty political battle added to the uncertainties of the new tax and school relief bills. Governor Hughes has taken up the banner for the new tax bill — and even last week was quoted as saying "I did not intend to tax new construction." The use of "I" was indicative of active participation in writing the tax bill. So Mr. Forst is going to have to follow the governor's intepretation of the tax bill. Hughes is not one to take much disagreement. The tax commissioner serves at the "pleasure" of the governor and few commissioners would displease a governor. IT IS UNFORTUNATE this new system of tax collection starts out under such a cloud. There have been some problems in the old way of having three commissioners with fixed,terms. Too often once appointed they got pretty independent because there was no way except impeachment to remove them. And quite often the three commissioners would get into political and jealous hassles that did no good for the tax department. When the political line-up was. changed there was always a shuffling of jobs including the some firings for political reasons — letting out the old faith and in the new political faith. The triple-head also left some doubt just who was boss in the department, and occasionally commissioners would give conflicting instructions to workers. This led to inefficiency and confusion. IN SPITE OF ALL these problems of the three-man commission the new single- head department of revenue poses problems just as bad as the other. The fact the commissioner is at the mercy of the governor is not good. He can not run the department without looking over his shoulder at the governor. Under the three-man operation they at least were boss men. With a single head there is always the possibility of favoritism to some interests by a strong-willed governor. Some tax rulings could be slanted to favor certain groups. Indeed this has already been suggested in the case of feed and fertilizer, and new construction, to cite a couple. With three men, on the commission both political parties were represented to prevent any hanky panky. Belittling There may be something to that idea DeGaulle is a direct descendant of Joan of Arc, though that might be considered a blot on the young lady who whipped the English but died at the stake. DeGaulle acts sometimes like he's a Louie the 20th or something like that, and he seems to confuse himself with the Diety at times. Anyway, it ruins a good story to be- ileve the girl escaped the wrath of the English and lived a normal life with children after all her military exploits. Frankly it doesn't do history any good to compare her with DeGaulle, and is belittling. at these anti-Johnson meetings. It may well be that McCarthy will become a stalking horse for Bobby Kennedy whether he intends it that way or not. It will depend on how he does in primary races whether the Kennedys will give him help or seek to take over his movement. It is no secret McCarthy would not be the first choice of the concerned democrats. If McCarthy, who has little personal glamour appeal, does well in the primaries it might be time for the real contender to come out of the bushes. McCarthy success would indicate a deep anti-Johnson feeling among voters. Passing Stalking? Senator Eugene McCarthy is presenting the democratic party with a bit of a dilemma. In the first place Johnson has the loyalty, real or simply because he's in office, of the leadership in the states and the national party. At the same time this same leadership recognizes the facts of political life, and President Johnson is not enjoying a gaining popularity. In fact most polls show him losing to several democrats and republicans. McCarthy is not a forceful campaigner. He is not the give 'em hell of Truman, nor is he the happy warrior of Franklin Roosevelt/He is more of the studious type, not getting his audience much excited nor enthusing them to go out and die for his cauje, • Put he is becoming a rallying point for those who are pus-satisfied with things as they §rf in the party, those who fear the Viet JVtra war, those who have never really cpttefted t<? Johnson, and the Kennedy outriders, Q0th the Kenndey brothers have been careful not to become personally associated in my way with the "concerned" demo- crate PI 1 , ajoy splinter organisation. However it is AQted that some people who may be presjjjnejj (Q be Kennedy followers show up The Twentieth Century Limited is no more. The plush train that ran between Chicago and New York was discontinued by the New York Central a week ago. It was a prestige train. It didn't bother to stop at any intermediate point oa the run, passing up cities of a million as not worthy of its stopping. It was the original red carpet treatment, with the red rug for the passengers at both terminals. It is the passing of a way of life that was rathar magnificent. But the modern generation has no conception of its value in the old days and prefers the hurry hurry of jet travel. Only the older people will regret its loss. WALLACE George Wallace is making an effective pitch in his campaign to upset both parties in the presidential race. He is appealing to prejudice and he is finding more support than he is entitled to. "• Both the democrats and the republicans will be affected by his candidacy for he cuts into both. That of course is his mam objective — to throw the election into the congress if neither of the major candidates wins a majority of the electoral votes. *• Wallace has no real chance to be elected. AH he is doing is spoiling a decision between two major candidates. His following is not to be admired. The Negro and the Olympics What's a ^t V J r (N,H Miur*r in Nt Osllthtr « - Liortni lu«) (Pat OslUfhtr in ielmond Independent), As a general rule,,, and Within reasonable bounds, we find oufself most sympathetic with the Negro in his determination to put himself on the equal footing with his fellow Americans, Our imagination is elastic enough to envision ourself with a dark skin and Confronted with the frustrations that accompany same. We suspect we'd be among the angry ones. Nevertheless, proper ways and means to achieve one's ends have never included cutting off one's nose to spite one's face. And the Negroes' proposed boycott of next year's Olympic Games strikes us as amounting to just about that. If there is any field of endeavor that has elevated the Negro to a position of respect tanid financial independence (stage and musical entertain- dramatically tfiat the tj« S is ment possibly being on a pat), n«* the athletic power vritft* ^" out Hii^that it is%ttf him, But will that really advance his cause?' v the Olympics have helped produce a host of Negro ath* letes who have gore on to fame and fortune — in some instances much more rapidly athletics has been it. And we cah't help but believe that <the strides the Negro has made in professional sports have.bscn helpful in his over' alt drive for equality. It is true that once the color barrier fell in professional sports, the Negro was hired because he was GOOD. And we wouldn't doubt-it to be equally true that a wide withdrawal of American Negroes from .the '68 Olympic Games would tend to embarras the U. S. from the standpoint of national achievement in quite a few areas of competition. But the Olympic Games, despite the unfortunate emphasis given national showings by means of unofficial (and unapproved) "team standings," remain a test of individual strength and agility. The Negro may very well prove quite than would,, .have, been, the case without the limelight cast on them by their performances at the games. Certainly in no other nation has, athletic skill opened Up equally wide opportunity. i Logically, if the Negro regards it as a prostitution of his skill to perform wearing! Uncle Sam's colors, he should? hardly lend himself to a' sys^i tern that will make him a rich man by performing for the, white man's entertainment. If logic doesn't carry 'hinvthati far, then we question the i rightness of his stand regard-;! ing the Olympics. ^ ^ A 'negative income tax 5 Discussing the C? ' . •••-.•• • • • • . O '-•: tuft) GovV Harold Hughes, asked at a pre** conference about a "technical flaw" in the hew tax liW r said Monday he thought lowaiis had a "moral respot»ibiUty" not to take advantage of the tax law If they did not deserve it. He said they should not apply for ifl' come tax credits ,or refunds i meant for low-income families. This is certainly a new angle on the controversial tax measure. In fact, it's a new angle on laws in general, What the Iowa chief executive is saying is that citizens should not be governed by laws as they are enacted, but rather'' by the intent of the political leaders who wrota them,' \ •' • V. ..'•':,. ••.-'.,, In other words, dont do as the law says j do as the governor wants you to do. The press conference followed by only, a few days a speech in which the gover- me made • blanket indict- of the Itxwa press. He charged that "i great many newspapers hive chosen to Use their impressive ces as proprietora of •company stofe,' so to in the communications field, to blast the entire school aid tax pfogmm," Apparently the tax law has become a sensitive point with the governor, To our know* ledge no one has been Wasting "the entire school aid and tax program." There is, however, justifiable criticism of parts of it. And there is good reason, also, to "blast" the circumstances which surrounded its passage. In the future, it would seem, the governor and other political leaders should have a Amoral responsibility" to allow full debate end public discussion of proposed legislation of an important nature; This would make it possible to enact laws which say what they mean. (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mall) A new theory in taxation will make its first appearance in Iowa next year with what has been termed the "negative income tax." This new idea is for the benefit of the lowest income brackets. This is the method: If a taxpayer fills out his state income tax form and it is shown that he owes no tax, he will receive a payment from the state based on his taxable income and the number of people in his family. To take as an example a family of five with an income of $3,000: This family would owe no tax because the regular credit for dependents would offset the tax. On the basis of this new "negative" tax idea, the person would then receive a payment from the state of $45, or $9 per member of the family. If the taxable income is under $1,000, the maximum payment per person is $12. This decreases to $2 per person as the income increases up to between $6,500 and $7,000. Above a taxable income of $7,000 there is no "negative" payment. • If a person does owe a state income tax, the amounts due are used as a credit to reduce the tax. Technically this new idea in the tax-paying picture is known as a "sales tax credit." The idea is supposed to be that the taxpeyer is given a credit on his income tax return for sales taxes he has paid. Like many another tax innovation, this new idea does not seem to be too controversial at first glance. The fact that it has an air of "share- the-wealth" socialism to it will not have much impact on most of us, who are becoming more or less accustomed to the new look in government. The amounts involved are not very large. However, because of the rather revolutionary change which this idea introduces into our tax structure, combined with the fact that such matters have a highly uncomfortable tendency to snowball, it would be well for all tax-conscious citizens to keep a close eye on the situation. weather A L « ON A K 0 S S U TH COUNTY A _ Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Monday* and offices and .shop, 124 North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. SO! ........ - . j- TnWtooytf rlKhiltw. Beware of stranger salesman . (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) Fraudulent practices by unscrupulous salesmen take a million dollars or more a year out of the pockets of Iowa consumers. This estimate was made in a recent Des Moines Sunday, Register article by James Beaumont, concerning the Consumer Protection Law enacted by the 1965 Iowa Legislature, No accurate figure is available, of course, because many of the fraudulent deals are never reported. During the last year, however, nearly 300 consumer complaints have reached the Iowa's attorney general's office. A settlement was reached in many cases; in a few the state has actually gone to court to stop the fraudulent practice. .The cases have involved everything from home repairs, such as fixing chimneys and aluminum siding, to movie cameras and vacuum cleaners. The new Iowa law prohibits deception, fraud, false promise, misrepresentation, and concealment of information in connection with the sale or advertising of any merchandising or service. Referral schemes, "free" offers and contracts are often involved. Proper use of the law can be effective, but in many cases the salesman has disappeared before the customer realizes he has been swindled. The best way to avoid being "taken" is to refrain from dealing with people who may be here today and gone tomorrow. Our advise is to trade with reputable firms that are interested in having your business over the years. They fully realize that the work or the services they sell must be v satisfactory if they are to merit your continued patronage. Problem for legislature forts are made to spend equal amounts of road money in each of the five districts. A greater priority should be given to where the people and the traffic are. This can vary considerably. T rkrtL- «+ 1-.OOK dl (John Anderson in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Two oontroversal subjects that should provide a running discussion until the next state legislative session in 1969, are 'the apportionment of road use tax money and the election of county supervisors on a "one-man-onie-vote basis. Somehow they seem uniquely tied together. A change in the election of supervisors at-large or 'by population districts would give cities and towns more control of this board. The supervisoors have over twice as much road use tax money to spend on secondary roads than cities and towns 'have to spend on improving their streets. But county road money can't be spent inside the city limits in most cases. Exceptions might be an extension to a fairm4o-nwket road. Secondary roads and drainage problems are the main concern of the board of supervisors. These do not concern town residents to a great extent. So it might add to the confusion if people in town had control of the board of supervisors. Of course it might in the long run eliminate some of the abuse in the spending of money on county roads. &** °^ $* heart of her four- In Buena Vista county ef- y e * r <*$ ^ wn ile enjoying " u: - sort of freedom. (C. P. Woods in Sheldon M.il) The fact that marijuana has been used, and ill-used, for a long time; the editorial writers on the University of Iowa newspaper who recently made a stirring appeal for broadmindedness in its use, basely corrupt the great ideal of personal freedom in tJveir ill- chosen little campaign. One of the main objects of restrictive laws is to protect foolish individuals from the consequences of their own weaknesses. Those Who experimenit with drugs of this nature, or wlho defend their use on the extremely infirm foundation of personal liberty, should nave impressed on their minds the horrible picture of the young who only last wee? (C. P. Woods in V Sheldon Mail) Someone is always alert to throw a damper on our/en-K thusiam for good weather at this season of the year. ( The .unusual dampener is the old, pessimistic phrase, "Well pay for it later." This season we have escap- ' ed this dismal warning, but received a more detailed one, and highly scientific to boot, from the XIV United States Army Corps,.which has,prepared a disheartening sort of thing called a "wind-chill", chart. It. shows the relationship between cold and wind, or, in other words, as force of the wind increases. We give you an example. Imagine a calm day, with a temperature of 30 degrees. The breeze 'picks up to 5 miles per hour, a "light breeze." The equivalent temperature is 27 degrees. The wind'/' steps up to the "gentle breeze" bracket, in this case 10 miles per hour. The equivalent temperature is 16 , de- ,grees >a Sfcip ; a,,cpupie jOfj^racjc- !p ets and go up to the "fresh w breeze",class, or 20 miles per* ] hour and the/equivalent temperature is 4 degrees. Now Jet's^go into genuine winter weather. f At 10 degrees below zero, ?• with wind velocity 5 miles v per hour, the equivalent temperature is 15 below. At 10 miles per hour it is 33 below. At 20 miles per hour, the "fresh breeze" category, the equivalent temperature is 53 degrees below zero. Now imagine you're out in a 20 below zero day, with a strong gale blowing, about on a par with a northwest Iowa blizzard. The equivalent temperature is 85 degrees ;\ below zero. And this is not fittin' weath- •. er for man or beast. Watch out | forgyps (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) Warnings are being issued from many sources that "the gyp artists" are out, They always seen) to go to work right at the holiday season — prob- - < ably because folks have their "guards" down a bit at this time of year and it is easier to "take them." ; Everyone should remember that "Santa Claus" is not usually found in a salesman's role. No one is out giving away high priced merchandise at ridiculously low prices. It seems one of the rackets this time of year is the offer of "French" perfumes, by- fanv ous name companies, at a fraction of their regular price Make up your mind to it, if you buy such perfume it will be worth lejss than you pay for it. The first rule always— more especially at the holiday season —- ; is to buy from the folks you know -^ then you'll not be played for a sucker. Trading at home is not old- fashioned, it is not a ^small- town" idea -^- it is just good business. It applies not only to the consumer — but also to sellers. Seems like many business people get suckered even oftener than the run of the mill folks. When the fast talkers come around — keep your money in your pocket and don't sign any thing. MgW&fAMI TI?N _.._,_.._ r ., ._. ..,_ _...._ . <?)., muvrm, iwww. <•» Editor) and publisher, Duane E. 0«wel, Managing Editor, Julian MATIOHA 19 ADVANCE SUMCRimON *ATI _ .. M One Year in County and to nearest post offie* outside of County —-J5.00 Six' months • in County and to nearest post office —....S3.9O Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.t ....17.00 All rights to matter published In the Algona Kosiuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature, advertising or other, and reproduction in any manner is prohibited except by written permission of th« publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance In each instance. All manuscripts, articles or pictures are sent at the owners risk. 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 t 109 North 'Dodge ' - BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Hail Insurance - PJii 295-5443 Home— Automobile— Parm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ov.r $101,000,000 worth off insurance in force. A hem* Company. Safe, Mcur*, ; Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other t Forms Ph. 295-3733 TedS. H«rb»f SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet Larry C. Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa ;. Phone 295-2341 . '• Real RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY AH Type* of Insurance P% 2*5.5529 or 295-3111 ALGONA MILTON G. NORTON JUSTICE OP THE PEACE COLLECTION SERVICES Home Phone 295-2548 Office Phone 295-3836 2% East State St. Box 460 ALGONA, IOWA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon.—Wed.—Fri. '^ 9a.m.— 5p.m. Phone 296-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone . Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Hon.—Tues.—Wed.—Fri. 8:30—5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30—12:00 Farm Management MAMAtttMlMT COMTANV 11Vi N. »•*• fk. Ml-astl DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Bummed, Contact Uniff, Hearing Aid Glasaec. 9 But State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoon* OR, DONALD J. KINOPIELD n Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training ,™ Contact Upaai m So, Hirlin, Algona Phone 296-3743 Dr.L. L SNYDf* 113 1 East Staff ft, M j Pitt 39*1715 Closed Saturday AfUrneem Services CRIOIT tURfAU KOMMTH'COVHTY Collective Service Reports Algona dUfilFlie AP$ IN THi APVANCf OIT QUICK RffULTf I LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 2954810 '___^, Doctors JOHN N. KENEPICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MILVIN 0. BOURNE, M. D. Physician ft Surgeon 118 No, Moore's. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2877 • . ' ..... -i - » DAN L. BRAY, M. 0. M D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State st Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. O. Residence Phone 295-2335 MAN F. KOOi, M, D. «**dence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons gO N. Dodge, AjESr Qffioe Phone 295-2408 Dentistr Phone 295-2334 DR. LIROY |. STROHMAN Dentist m N. Moore fit. Phone 295-3131 19 123 HASH A AJgona

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