Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 28, 1967 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 28, 1967
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Reason lor the SOnic booms Will have a real fight •£' THURSDAY, Of C. M, Session is needed After the mess on the services tax bill the situation on the school aid new law is merely anti-climax, but in the immediate future will have a bigger effect on government services. Property taxes are supposed to be figured and to be paid on January 1 for the preceding year. The tax levy is made up of the budget requests of the schools, towns, county, and other taxing bodies. These are completed after budget hearings in July and August. When these have been certified to the county auditor he prepares the tax list by taking the budgets and figuring the millage levy against property. This is then taxed against the valuations as set by the county assessor. HOWEVER THIS YEAR the taxes have been figured and the new so-called school aid law is responsible. Under the Jaw the state comptroller takes the appropriation made by the legislature and allo- cates it out to the counties according to the school budgets sent in by county auditors. There are 40 of these still missing, hence the comptroller can not allocate the money. Thus all the 99 countiss.in Iowa must wait for these 40 to get their budgets in to the state. Until the amount of school aid has been allocated to the county the local county auditor is stymied in making his calculations. ALSO INVOLVED is the new county-wide tax levy for school purposes supposed to equalize to some extent the burden. This also waits until the state has computed the amount of aid money to be sent to the county. When this will be done is a problem and it appears that it may be some weeks before the state can make the allocation. In the meantime the tax can not be paid because the amount is not known. If the taxes are not figured in time for payment on January 1 the due date is extended until such time as they are figured and the penalty does not attach until three months later. Normally the penalty attaches on April 1. It is now estimated it could be July 1 before the tax could become delinquent — hence many do not pay until just before that time. IN THE MEANTIME the expenses of the schools, the counties, the cities, etc., go on. Taxing districts do not carry large balances of unexpended funds. If the tax income is long delayed the employes of these districts will probably have to be paid in warrants — a promise to pay at a later date .and bearing 6 per '.cent interest payable to, the 'employe or j holder of tlife warrant. This interest payment adds to the burden on the taxing district as an added expense item which is also then reflected in the amount of tax that must be assessed. THIS NEW LAW was passed under similar conditions as was the services tax. It was a trading horse between the senate and house in the legislature, and nobody paid too much attention to what it really did. Then in the last days of the session it was finally passed by both houses in the same rush-rush as was the services tax bill. Despite the political possibilities the governor should call a special session to clear up these two far-reaching laws. To delay is to cause unnecessary hardship to the people of Iowa. If it soothed the governor he might call it a test of an "annual" session which he has advocated for many years. Hoping for the best Announcement by Lt.-Gov. Robert Fulton that he was not going to be a candidate for reelection to that office caused some excitement in democratic ranks. It seems fairly safe to predict he will be a candidate for governor. State Tieasurer Franzenburg has been making an unusual number of speeches in various parts of the state for some time and it has been assumed by some that he was getting ready to make the race for the nomination of governor when Hughes came out for the U. S. senate. The Hughes announcement removed a roadblock and spurred the ambitions of several democrats besides Fulton and Franzenburg. It is noted that a couple of 'Des Moines senators — Howard Reppert and Wm. Penman have been making sounds like a candidacy for lieut.-governor, depending on the Hughes-Fulton decisions. DEMOCRATS HAVE assumed that with Hughes as a candidate for U. S. senator at the head of the ticket they would have an excellent chance of carrying in some state officers. Only Franzenburg and Fulton survived the 1966 election, and they by meager majorities. Quite a few democrats believe the Hughes * Fulton - Franzenburg names have vote-getting power and they are not anxious to have a contest which would renuwe one of them. This would mean of course Fulton and Franzenburg. Therefore there is some talk of inducing one to run for lieut.- governor. The Fulton announcement puts U up then to Franzenburg. COMPLICATING THE situation of course is the fact the 1968 election is a presidential election and the popularity or lack of it on the part of the candidate for president b&s a big bearing. Democrats won in 1964 in Iowa because Goldwater failed to appeal to the voters and Johnson did. Johnson was popular then. But the situation at present is changed. Johnson's popularity is in question. Polls (Pat Oallaofer In Prompted by what an Algona lad referred to as the "Masonic booms" to which this. area has been subjected for the past month or so, we asked Bob Wilson of the BHS faculty to explain to us just what goes on to cause these rather startling detonations, He tried. We're not sure if the fault lies with the teacher or the student that we STILL don't understand with very complete clarity just what causes the racket. There's no reason why we should be confused all by our- self, so we propose to propagate our own confusion by telling YOU all about it. 'Red' supplemented his verbal effort at explanation with some illustrations that we are not going to the expense of reproducing. If you don't end up knowing all about it, we shall simply maintain that It would all have been clear had we published these drawings along-with. First of all, the speed of sound — which is the foundation block in the creation of a sonic boom — is 1,100, feet per second (which the scientific literati have christened for reasons unknown to us as Mach 1). That comes to 750 miles an hour, if you unravel it, and was once regarded as the ultimate speed of which an airplane could become practically capable. 'Red' had us with him pretty well, to this point. But once we passed through the sound: harrier, the going began to get a little fast for us. Of course, the aircraft manufacturers have left Mach 1 well behind. They crack Mach 2 .nowadays with the equanimity of a freeway driver hitting 90 mph (if there appears to be no red bubbles in the vi-; cinity). In fact, we gather that show him behind in many cases. He has an unpopular war on his bands, and unrest in the cities is alienating many former democratic blocs. To those who deal in politics the situation for the democratic party at present is pretty dim. Of course politicians are also aware the situation among republicans is not much better except the people who are "in" get the blame. POLITICIANS at the state level are well aware of the power or lack of it on the part of the head of the ticket. A candidate for president can be popular in some states but a millstone in others. It seems a cinch Johnson can be re- nominated if he wants to be despite the McCarthy candidacy. If his popularity continues low it means trouble for Iowa democrats, which can only be offset by an equally unpopular candidate on the republican ticket. But the presidential nominations are not made until July — hence local candidates must take their chance now — hoping always for the best — in both parties. It does seem strange the U. S. supreme court ruled the fact a man was a communist could not be used to bar him from a job in a defense plant. In no other country in the world would a person dedicated to destroying the country be allowed to work in such a plant. Mach 3 is in the process of being brought to its/kttees-*- if it hasn't happened already. That's 2,250 miles an hour; arid we can Well understand that churning the air at such an improbable speed would be bound to cause something of a rumpus. When the first high-speed planes pierced the ,sound barrier (way back there at a leisurely 750 mph) they had an ugly habit of flying to pieces. This presumably caused a rather heavy drain on test pilots, so the airplane designers looked at the funny papers and discovered that some of the science-fiction cartoonists were doing much better than conventional aircraft draftsmen with what looked like flying needles. With the bust-ups becoming embarrassing and test pilots becoming rather mean about the whole thing, the draftsmen apparently decided anything was worth a try — and it turned out that Buclj Rogers HAD something. ,. So aerial needles became the skyrthing and sonic booms descended on the land in proliferating numbers. Thus far we've avoided any sort of explanation pretty well, but we can see that the string's run out. So — it's like this CRed' told us). Traveling at conventional speeds, an airplane sort of mushes up the sky area ahead by sending out sound waves that "pattern" the air and enable it to slip through the molecules with all the ease of a heel sliding on a shoe horn. When a plane is revving up on the ground, the compression waves created by the roar produce invisible waves around it like a stone plunked into a brooklet. But if it's up in the air and gaining speed, it overtakes these concentric, waves ahead of it creating an increasing obstinance on the part of the air to permit ad- vance of the plane from Where it is to where it'* g«f ing. By the time it reaches Mach i, it and its sound waves are traveling at the same speed and the air ahead is caught by total surprise and unprepared to receive any intruding foreign matter, This creates an effect like pancaking off a 10-foot diving board and landing flat on your back. The air understandably lets out an "Ooof!" — and having infinite lung •capacity, its a pretty big one. It reaches the earth with more of a "BOOM!" sound — and there you have it. The indignance of the air molecules at being compressed at 2,000, rather than a mere 750 mph is relatively more vehement, with the consequence that it raises pigeons off of roof poles faster and higher, bring dogs' ears to full-mast with more abruptness, and causes quicker glances amongst human earthlings to determine did their nearest neighbor "hearit, too?" Now, this is all perfectly clear to us, having put it down on paper; and haying read it, we hope you will have no trouble in explaining to the kiddies all about "Masonic booms" the next time you're asked. Professor Wilson completed his lecture by making a cup of his left hand by encircling fingers and thumb and struck same sharply with the palm of his right hand. A pleasant, friendly little "pop" resulted. "Much the same principle," he declared — though we'd have sworn the descending palm missed Mach 1 by quite a margin. Anyway, we'll now be able to greet those sonic booms with the calmness that comes of knowledge. We know AiLL about THEM . . . just about. (Paul Mb in Roek Rapl* Reporter.) there;* not much question about the matter any longer — President Johnson will be a candidate to Succeed himself. His appearance before the AFIXaO convention in Florida last week removed any doubt as to his candidacy — if any existed. The president is a fighter in the political area. He knows all the moves, all the approaches, all the political switches that it takes to get Votes and he'll use them. That jUst makes political horse sense. Undoubtedly Johnson would have preferred to be a candidate for reelection as a kind of a unanimous choice of both parties. He undoubtedly would like to go down in history as the great "concensus candidate," who had the support of democrats and republicans alike. It isn't going to tie that way; One of the late political polls indicate the Johnson image has regained ionic of its lustre — but there is grave doubt about the most optimistic of these polls, as far as the president's standing is concerned. • People of the country are unhappy. They don't like the war situation, they do not like the domestic spending, they hate the waste and corruption which has been obvious in many areas. Voters are scared of the growing inflation, and out here in the midwest, where the food is produced to feed the world — we've been getting kicked in the face time after time, and have seen our share of the national income continually slide. Yes, Mr, Johnson is a candidate for reelection as president, but he obviously has the fight of his life on his hands. A L O O N A Published offices and ihop, Editor and publisher, KOSSUTH COUNTY A • V A N C • - - Mondoyi and Thuridoy*, Iowa. 505 U Cfi 19 by the Advance Publishing Co., Mont i. 124 North Thorington St., Algono. ublisher, Duane E. Dewel, Manofling Ed I? itor, Julian ChrlieMlta. NATIONAl ADVANCt SUMCRirTION «Afl One Year in County and to nearest pott office outside of County .—15.00 Six months in County and to neorest post office — --- *3.» Year outside County, and to other Jrhetn neorest outside P.O.* __--»7.00 All rights to matter published iff 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 the owner's risk. BUSINESS&PROFESSIONAl Insurance Active political news week (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle.) Iowa Political news broke out all over the place over the weekend. And it looks like excellent news for both parties. Gov. Harold Hughes announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U. 8. Senator. As the *party leader and. top vote getter the Democrats couldn't have received more welcome news. There had been rumors that the Governor would leave public life for a very good position in private industry. His announcement now leaves another big question to be settled. Will State Treasurer Paul .Franzenburg or Lt. Gov. Robert Fulton announce for the Democratic nomination for Governor? Both men have apparently been running unofficially as hard as they could for these many months. Treasurer Franzenburg in the office of State Treasurer has a head start on Fulton with his ability to hit the news frequently. But don't count out the handsome and eloquent <Fulton. The good news for the Republicans was the election of Jack Warner of Waterloo as the State Chairman, replacing Bob Ray who resigned last month. It is doubtful if the Republicans could have found a more able man to take the unpaid, problem fraught party leadership. Warren will prove to be one of the hardest working party chiefs in history. He is also a great believer in organization and you can depend on it he will have Iowa Republicans organized down to precinct level. Republicans will be voting in strength next year. One big question remains to be answered for the Republican party members. What will Hughes' announcement do to the Hickenlooper and Stanley race? It is going to be a tough one for Sen. Hickenlooper to decide. If he gets in the race and is the eventual winner he faces two tough campaigns. Dave Stanley is not going to be easy to defeat in the primary. He is going to have to correct that. It would be a serious loss to Iowa to lose him as his seniority rights in the case of a Republican administration could prove invaluable. lowans however have never shown much regard for seniority. The best thing that. could happen for the Republicans would be'a red "hot primary race in the Democratic.party between Fulton and Franzenburg as it would keep the^ Democrats in their own party* at primary election time. Too often the Democrats in Iowa ask for a Republican ballot and help nominate a Republican candidate who is not the choice of Republicans. These announcements coming at this time will undoubtedly touch off a rash of further announcements right after the holidays so that the air will be cleared and candidates and parties can get going on the main job of politics, securing votes. Governor alone for (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) We were interested in a recent news items from Dubuque, Iowa. It seems that welfare officials in that city and county are worried about having enough funds to provide relief for the 700 to 800 John Deere workers who are on strike there. Welfare officials say that requests for help are coming in at . an alarmingly increased rate as the strike drags on. Since these people have a job to go to and a paycheck to earn if they wish it should be the Union's job to keep them from going hungry rather than the responsibility of the taxpayers in Dubuque County. tfl »•*-' There is some complaint about the preempting of all three television networks for the "conversation" with President Johnson the other night. No network dared to be left out One motor company is using baboons in testing their can for crash injuries. The problem seems to be some of them have escaped and are driving on the roads these days. Stanley has the problem of ^-^ ^ n getting acquainted with vot- L)f»Lrci.llll6 ers on a state-wide basis. But *- r ^"*- r **** he has already been in all 99 counties at least once and has 9 months left to campaign and get acquainted. He will use the. time to good advantage. Sen. Hickenlooper. has a head start in this field as he is already widely known and liked by the republican organization people. However he has been in Washington so long that probably half of the voters today (younger people) do not know him personally. (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mill) DeGaulle seems to be growing increasingly bitter towards the United States. His aim evidently is to eliminate as much American influence as possible. Someone should take him on a conducted tour of the twelve American military cemeteries in France, Six from World War I contain 30,100 dead; six from World War U contain 33,390. (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) Governor Hughes is being left alone to defend his special sales tax on services and also on the need for calling a special session of the legislature to straighten out. the mess. He has gone on TV several times lately to defend the tax bill and to threaten and call on the public for support of the mixed up mess. But one by one the leading party members who helped him with the law are deserting him and calling for a special session of the legislature. Latest to do so is Bill Denman of Des Moines a prominent attorney. Democratic party tax commissioner Potter who says he wrote the , controversial part of the service tax applying to construction has also joined the ranks of those desiring to get the bill straightened out. ' It seems rather illogical that the Governor should be such an ardent supporter of the annual legislative sessions amendment and still oppose so strongly a move for a special session that should have been called in the first place to write the bill. Cuckoopint (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail.) One reason we sometimes find it difficult to get any* thing accomplished is trouble we have with our dictionary, a volume which is expert in what is known as delaying tactics. We have an example at hand. We were skipping through the pages headed for the "A" section when our eye happened to light on the words "Bobbin and Joan" on the upper left hand corner of a page that happened to go pastslowly. This stopped us. "Bobbin and Joan" the dictionary said, is "The cuckoopint." "Could you leave it at that? No. Back to the "C" pages, to find that "The Cuckoopint" is defined as "A common European arum with lanceolate erect spathe and short purple spadix." Could you stop here? No. So back to the "A" section and to "arum" where we are told the mystery item is neither bird, nor beast, nor creature from outer space, but an .herb, with heart-shaped leaves. We are but a puppet in the hand of our dictionary. 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 fore*. A homo Company. Safe, socuro, Lola Scuffham, Socy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 TodS.Horbst SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet Larry C. Johnson 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY AH Typos of Insurance Ph. W5-S529 or 295-3IU ALGONA Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 But State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons MILTON G. NORTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COLLECTION SERVICE? 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. 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 296-3373 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 Farm Management CARLSON tmtm MANAGfMINT COMPANY "ft N. M. m-iati DR. DONALD J, KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. HarUn, Algona Phane 295-3743 Dr. L. L. SNYDE R 113 fail Statt St, DialJf«71S Closed Saturday Afternoon* Credit Service* CREDIT BUREAU KOSIUTH COUNTY Collective Suryice Fwt-bilt Reports CLASSIFIED ADS IN THE ADVANCE GET QUICK REfULTf I 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 JOHN ML SCHUTTER, M. D. 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 DR. J- i. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 P. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LEROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 2353131 KEVIN NASH, D.D-S. 123 E. Call 245-5108 Algona

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