Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 6, 1966 · Page 14
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 6, 1966
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QA Kossuth County Advance SJL VJU AJL*** JL -jtr BULL HORN HAS DON LIKE MAN IN PLYING MACHINE Pohtically-'iiMd«i : -trick' THUtSDAY, JAN, 4, The political scramble Both political parties in Iowa are faced with a candidate shortage in the election this fall. Only the Democrats have a state standard bearer who is well and favorably known. Governor Hughes has been coy about What he is going to run for this fall-^whether another term as governor or to take on a race with energetic Jack Miller for the senate. There are numerous political considerations. In the first place the Democrats do not have a strong candidate for governor if Hughes runs for the senate, THE ELECTION LANDSLIDE in 1964 did not bring on well known candidates for the lessor offices, and none have gone very far in getting state wide attention because of the prominence of Hughes as a news maker. On the other hand if Hughes runs for governor there is no other Democrat conceded an off chance against Jack Miller who has shown ability in his first term and who has a following in the state. The Republicans have not brought out anyone who is conceded to have much of a chance against Hughes if he decides to run for governor. Candidates announced so far have failed to set the state afire with desire for their election: OUTSIDE OP MILLER the Republicans are in the same fix as the Democrats. The 1964 election, clobbered some Republicans who might have had a chance to be built up. Hughes is the key to the dilemma facing politicians in both parties. If Hughes runs for the senate against Miller the rush will be' be on for governor Hughes will have enough trouble in a campaign against Miller to give much support to the rest of his ticket. If Hughes runs for governor again it is possible his personal following will be sufficient to pull through the rest of the ticket with the exception of Miller. IT IS REPORTED the national Democratic party would prefer Hughes to ruii for governor as the senate now is dominated by Democrats and senators, ire not needed. And with Hughes as governor It not only holds the state as democratic but also gives Hughes what is considered a better chance against Hickenlooper in the 1968 election. ^ With the primary delayed until September this year the scramble will not have to start so soon in both parties— and the only person who can determine when that scramble starts is Hughes by announcing what he is going to do. Humphrey's image Sending Vice-President Humphrey on a mission around the world is supposed to enhance his image, which the Gallop poll revealed to be mighty low. However it will take more than this to build him up to a stature that could be considered presidential calibre. Humphrey is not a good speaker. He rambles on and on and in a flood of words says little that amounts to anything. lie was swamped by Jack Kennedy in preferential primaries before the 1960 election. Some how he just does not project an image of anything except a man who can talk and talk and talk. IN FACT his entire political career has not been in any way distinguished, and his main contribution to the Johnson campaign in 1964 was to hold the wide- eyed liberals who make up such organizations as the Americans for Democratic action. The Gallop poll showed an amazing lack of political appeal even among those who would be supposed to fayor'him because of his extreme leftist leanings. 'He ran way behind Robert Kennedy in the poll as a man who might some day be president and his showing would normally drop him from consideration. Astonishing The defying of a court order by Quill of the transit workers union in New York City is astonishing. He tore up a court order restraining his union from striking and called the strike anyway. The new Mayor John Lindsay is faced with a crisis the minute he took office and some politics is evidently involved. It's high time union officials should be compelled to respect the courts. The law is badly one-sided anyway in favor of unions, but that doesn't mean the unions can defy a court order. The unions are not above the law. If Quill gets by with this only chaos will result in any so-called "bargaining" which becomes a farce. Also astonishing is the fact the union demands a 30 percent raise in wages, a 32-hour week at the new rate of pay for 40 hours and other costly fringe benefits. institution. And of course all money can not be placed out on interest as a reserve is mandatory of cash on hand to pay depositors who want their money. This does not earn interest. With a limit of 7 percent which Iowa financial institutions can charge the rate of interest the institution can pay is limited. The Council Bluffs bank is up against competition from Omaha banks, and the interest rate Nebraska can charge borrowers is larger than Iowa. It isn't a healthy situation. Blinders Interest There is a furor going on in financial circles regarding interest rates with a Council Bluffs bank going against a state law limiting interest paid to 4 percent. The bank takes authority for the new rate of 4M; percent from a federal permit for the higher rate recently given by the federal reserve system. The bank is a federalized institution. The gimmick used is similar to a loan of money to the bank for which a special certificate is issued and the deposit must be maintained for at least a year to collect. In recent years ^California building and loan institutions have flooded magazines and financial papers with offers of up to 5% percent interest. The situation is different in the two states. California permits charging a higher rate of interest to borrowers than does Iowa where the limit is 7 percent, though most institutions do not charge that high on normal loans. A financial institution must have a leeway between what it pays to depositors and what it must charge to borrowers. Usual interest paid depositors is 4 percent, and usual charge to borrowers £s 6 to 8 J 4 percent. The 2 to 2Mj percent spread pays the cost of operating the For much too long the Republican party has ignored the cities in the belief that the conservative small town and rural vote will prevail. There is a big reservoir of Republican votes in the cities if the party just goes after them in the same manner in which the Democrats have built up controlling majorities in the cities. Iowa has had a bit of experience in the last few years in which party leaders felt they could ignore the city and cater to rural areas to get sufficient votes to elect. If the Republican party in Iowa takes off its rural blinders and looks to the state as a whole the party can stage a comeback. There are signs Iowa Republicans as well as the national party have read the political signs correctly and are going after the big reservoir of Republican votes in the cities. Farmers who are refusing to let highway surveyors on their land to route Interstate 35 are merely delaying the time when they must comply. There is sympathy for the farmers whose land is chopped into bits by the diagonal forced by changing the route to favor Mason City. But it is also true there had to be a diagonal somewhere, and the commission has the power to condemn land and force entry. It is also unfortunate the diagonal necessitated by the change of route will involve cutting up more land than the original proposition. Don gives 'burglar' a real scare!? is pulleclby the What Johnson really thinks of Humphrey is a guess. This trip around the world may be a test to see if he can gain some strength, but it seems doubtful this could be accomplished. JOHNSON KEPT HUMPHREY on tenterhooks at the Democratic convention in 1964 and didn't let the convention know his choke until the last minute. It seems evident Johnson believed he could win with any candidate for vice-president on the ticket. It is no secret Johnson not only dislikes but also fears the Kennedy brothers. His strict control of the 1964 convention to prevent any stampede for Robert Kennedy as a vice-presidential nominee was plainly evident. And his choice of Humphrey was along that same line, for the Kennedys have not forgiven nor forgotten the campaign conducted by Humphrey against Jack Kennedy. His choice of Humphrey seemed more of notice to the Kennedys ' that Johnson wanted no part of.them. If Humphrey fail's to deliver'' oni'th'is' ^ trip he can begin to look for a place to land as he is certain to be dropped if Johnson runs in 1968. Johnson will have a tougher battle then he had in 1964. (Don Reid Irt WMt De« Maine* ixpreti) List year 1 brought a gas-operated bull horn home from the lakes. It has a bellow like Gabriel's trumpet and I had so much fun Dorothy hid it. • Last week, 1 found out where. Bob came by our front porch at midnight to leave some proofs and dropped them into an iron receptacle there. The lid went down with a clang and Dorothy knew right away that we had a burglar in the house. In 40 years, we have had 400 burglars, one of them real. Dorothy is an expert on burglars. We were in bed and I was asleep. She gave me a hard shake, getting only a sleepy snore in return. She switched on a light. Another hard shake, another sleepy snore. Desperately, she dove for the bull horn, which was under tha bed, aimed it at the bedroom door and pulled the trigger. "BLOONK!" roared the bull horn. Six feet from the bed, I lit running and shadow-boxing. "Put 'em up, you reckless driver you!" I hollered. Then I realized I was in our own bedroom and the situation was normal. For us. "Dorothy, where are you?" "Here I am!" "I know this is kind of a silly question but what are you doing under the bed? "I am NOT under the bed," she protested. "At least, not technically. I am here to get the bull horn. There is a burglar downstairs and 1 am blowing the bull horn to scare him away," "I knew you had a good sible reason," 1 said proudly. "How lucky I am to have a wife like you." "I just do what 1 can," she replied. Dorothy is very modest. As she came out from under, I went to the' bedroom door. "Hey, you!" I hollered. Dorothy jumped, She always jumps when I holler at one of her burglars. (If a burglar ever hollers back, she will see ME jump,) "You lookin' for trouble, Mac?" There was no answer. "The poor chap has probably fainted," I told Dorothy. "I will get a cold wet cloth and bathe his temples and give him a lecture on the wages of the sin. Not that he will need it, after breaking in here." "Don't you dare go down there without a gun!" I armed myself to the teeth. "And don't you shoot any holes in my lovely antique furniture!" "OK," I grumbled, "but you are putting quite a crimp in my war effort." I started down the stairs. "I will circle through the house and flush him out," I explained. "As per our usual custom, you stand here at the head of the stairs. If by any chance he escaped your first blast and is still on his feet, you can blow the horn at him again when he totters past." "1 will ruin his Christmas for hinV' Dorothy promised grimly. She does not care much for burglars. "You will also ruin his nervous system," I predicted. "Well, no one asked him to come." I Went ddwn the stairs, through the hall, into the dining room, peered into the den, then on into the kitchen, the back hall, the living room, the front hall and back to the foot of the stairs — "BLOONK!" roared the bull horn. "Oh, dear, excuse ME!" Dorothy apologized. "I am very sorry. I though —" "Never mind, I know what you thought. You were just a bit trigger happy. However, turn about is fair play, 1 believe." She dodged out of sight. "Don't you dare talk like that or 1 will tell my mother." "OK, I was only fooling. However, please point that Thing in some other direction, you almost made me shoot ths lights out of the chandelier." I put away both weapons, announced that the house was secure, went back to bed and began to count sheep. At 67,284 I dropped off and all was quiet on 18th street. If Bob brings any more late proofs, I hope he clangs the lid more quietly. Even so, he will be fairly safe; this time I'VE hidden the bull horn. Our next burglar will have an easy time of it; we may shoot him but we won't scare him to death. WIT BY IOWANS Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" [n McCall's Magazine. Solution to war "When you go to a party and look around at the married couples, you can spot the ones who didn't rush into marriage with their eyes wide open." — Clarinda attorney. "The younger nephew said he iiked being a teen-ager, except for the reputation." — Buena Vista processor. . "It will be interesting to live on into the future and see whether any boy who was kicked out of school because of his hair-cut runs for president against a boy who was a sophomore drop-out." — Council Bluffs library. "We were not quite certain the Poverty thing was a war until the profiteers began showing up." — Veteran of two wars, Cedar Rapids. i" '"'Ohe^of "\tihe' 'more expensive free things 4s.stne woman who is free for dinner."' — Davenport waterfront. "It's no problem thinking what to say to a difficult customer; the job is not saying it." — Oelwein store clerk. "Whenever she gave her husband enough rope, he got tied up at the office." —- Ottumwa typist. "The sweetest age in the world is 15, or whatever your daughter is." — SCI college dept. head. "Most machinery is kept in better condition than the persons running it." — Manchester farm wife. Wearing of black armbands does not mean a great deal (Pat Gallagher in Belmond Independent) We regard it as a happy turn of events that the wearing of black armbands hasn't cropped up as a problem at BHS. Perhaps we should qualify that statement to a degree. We would feel neither any shame nor any particular anxiety, had this manifestation of concern over world affairs made a local appearance. But with fair certainty, it would likely create a tempest in a teapot — and we find no pleasure in teapot-tempests. If publicity on the Des Moines school fooferaw was accurate, the student display of black armbands implied nothing more than mourning over lives lost in the Viet Nam action — and an appeal for a Christmas truce. Is it a bad thing that our teenagers should feel some real concern over world affairs? Certainly the present generation of adults has achieved little in creating a world that can live at peace with itself. Personal involvement with the world's war afflicted, sick and starving peoples took at BHS the form of a CARE project that will alleviate a bit of suffering somewhere on this battered globe. The response was praiseworthy; and we wouldn't question but what the practical result will prove of much more concrete value than a display of armbands. Nevertheless, we can see no justifiable reason for barring the armbands on the excuses that such an action would avoid disturbance to the educational program, and would protect the armband wearers against violence by students who disagreed with them. We expect these youngsters to become responsible, thinking voters within three years or so of their graduation from high school. We think nothing of them choosing political sides and wearing candidate badges in an election year. We drum history, national and world government and current events into them and hope it will help them make mature evaluations by the time they have a hand in helping run our government. We'll grant that there are some show-offs who always participate in these controversial activities for no better reason th^n to rock the boat a bit. But their presence should not bar conscientious expression of thought by their serious-minded peers. (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) There is no question in our mind but that negotiations are going on between our peopte and the reds over a solution to the Viet Nam war. Whether our people have got down to personal negotiations with the reds, or whether the conversations are all being handled through intermediaries, is hard to say—but we are satisfied that communications are being had. We shouldn't get our hopes up too high however that a solution will rapidly be reached— but one of these days the situ»~ 'atioiii-«will^.be,,,s61ved. We all want to see the fighting ended and our people taken out of the peril which they constantly face. But a solution now might mean that we would have to give everything we have fought for away—and we don't think many are in favor of that. If a solution doesn't come fairly soon—then we would expect our leaders to take the wraps off the military and tell them to get in and win the war -^-then things will really happen, and we look for some real rough fighting. Again we think most people would rather see all-out fighting, with our people allowed to use their weapons to their ultimate effectiveness— rather than be handicapped and held back as now seems to be the case. Contact! (C. P. Wood* in Sheldon Mail) We imagine the public never felt closer and more involved with one of our major space programs than when they heard the failure of one launching was because an electrical switch fell out. This really brings us in contact. Who has not had, in this brave new world, the experience of bringing, at no little expense, some complex and shining, dial-infested and streamlined, electronic marvel into their home, and then have the darn thing fail to function because some minor plastic part was sloppily made? Ficticious split (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) The newspapers make lots of noise about alleged splits in the Republican party. Much of this, we think, is fictitious. But it would seem that the Democrats have their troubles, too. Dr, Gallup took a recent poll to determine how popular Vic-President Hubert Horatio Humphrey is as a prospective candidate for president when LBJ finishes his incumbency. The result was shocking. Humphrey was favored by only 33 per cent of those polled. Those unfavorable totaled 53 per cent with 19 per cent undecided. A similar poll regarding Senator Bobby Kennedy favored him with 40 per cent "yes", 46 per cent "no" and 14 per cent undecided. Only 26 per cent thought that Humphrey would win the nomination. But 55 per cent gave the nod to Kennedy. It all follows the feuding that has been going on between the Johnson and Kennedy forces within the party. Former President Harry Truman while visiting in New York over the holidiays was asked whom he favors as successor to LBJ. "Vice-President Humphrey, of course," he replied. This may relieve the pain the veep has suffered because of his poor showing in the Gallup poll. W, B totto lit •Hie Orovt I*tM Never have we seen such a dirty politically motivated trick pulled by any party govern, went before as the one in which the present Democratic Execti' tive Council fired State SUpt. of Printing Stan fennant and hired Vic Gallo as Ass't Supt, of Printing at $4,000 increase in salary. The Supt, of Printing, Sftan Tennant, a Republican, was drawing $8,000 in salary because the Legislature sets that salary and had refused to raise it. With that legislative stipula* tion as law it was impossible to raise the Superintendent's salary. So what did the Democrats do—they fired the Republican who was drawing the legal salary and hired a Democrat. But instead of naming him as Supt. of Printing at the $8,000 salary they hifed hint as Ass't. Supt. at $12,000 a year because the law doesn't say anything about how much an Assistant can earn Brother that one wins all the prizes for brazen disregard of the law and for political stench. We also hear by the grapevine that an employee, a Repttb- licani of some 15 or 20 years experience had his salary cut and this cut was passed on as a salary increase to a Democrat just recently hired. We also understand that a Certain Democrat is being paid $10,000 a year to operate an ad- dressograph, which seems to be his only real office ability. The Democrats are cleaning out the last of the Republicans in the State House this next month and it Would be nice if some of our state news agencies would report the things that are happening to our tax dollars during this period. A L G O N A K 0 S S U T H COUNTY ADVANCE Published by the Advance Publishing Co, Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorlngton Sf., Algona .Iowa. •„,,. 50511 „• Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ADVANCC SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County f5'?Jr Six months in County and to nearest post office . i?v?J? Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s J7.00 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 prdhibited 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 > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments 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. PoUo 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 RICHARD A. MOEN Reoresenting FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home • Car • Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Type* of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W, ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses, 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons PR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Or. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Colleotrite Service Fact bjlt Reports 295-3182 INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN . Chiropractor Office Phone- -Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:30-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 Farm Management CARLSON Form MANAGEMENT COMPANY 121/2 N. Dodge Ph. 2*5-2191 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 M. SCHUTTER, M. D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOQB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Dentists DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LEROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St Phone 295-3131 KEVIN 123 E. Call Algona 295-5108 till t

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