Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 13, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 13, 1966
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FIT A Kossuth County Advance THUBSDAY, JAN. 13, 1966 JU$T BEGINNING TO FEEL EFFECTS OF IMS LEGISLATION Hughes announces The announcement Governor Hughes is going to run for a third term as governor instead of running against Senator Miller was not much of a surprise. In the first place the governor was under some pressure from the five Democratic members of the house of representatives to maintain his position as governor. These Democrats believed Hughes Would add more strength to the ticket" for them running for governor than hie would if he took on Miller, an active, campaigner who would give Hughes a real battle. And Miller is credited with doing a good job as"senator. """ THERE IS SOME satisfaction in Republican ranks also with Hughes running Sir governor rather than senator though naturally Hughes paid no attention to that angle." Republicans view the recent Session of the legislature as piling up a huge debt to tome due with the next session in 1967. The 1965 session was able to spend c6nsidierable""mbhey freeause"6f" the double take in taxes by withholding this yeai. That gravy train will last only this year. Afl.d the legislature spent the mpney on projects that will require more and more spending in the future." """" """ ! ''' THE REPUBLICANS would just as soon Hughes would take the rap for the increase in taxes sure to come in the 190? session. • <.•••.•. '•„• ,•-.„ If Hughes does take the rap and get out of faVor because of increased taxes it will benefit the Republican ticket in the presidential year of 1966. ' ! " ."' There is some evidence the national administration preferred Hughes to run for governor rather than senator .The big wigs in the Democratic party dp not need nibre senators—what they need is Control of states so they can elect representatives who come up for election every two years. Also the national Democrats believe Hickenldoper may not run again when his term comes up in 1968 and Hughes would be a shoo-in against any other candidate: That of course depends on how well he comes put of the next session. •.•:•••ACTUALLY THE DEMOCRATIC party in Iowa has only the one candidate for either governor or senator. There is jnp other Democrat with any pulling power. None of the other state officers has yet built up a following for Hughes has dominated the political scene. ' '' v Vy/ The Democrats believe they negd another two years to build up a candidate who can run with Hughes in the' 19)88 campaign.'" ' . " The Hughes announcement has cleared up the political scene and the lines for the battle are now being drawn. It Will be an interesting year from a political angle. ""'" We are in trouble Every military expert since the days pf Kublai Khan has advised 'against getting involved in a land war in Asia, and yet this country has stumbled into one in Viet Nam. And the experts are being proved correct. The United States cannot win .without taking on China. And with the ideological war between Russia and China in progress all the Viet Nam action is doing is forcing Russia to come to the aid of Viet Nam. Russia can not afford to let the Chinese communists take all the credit among the uncommitted nations for stalling the United States in Viet Nam, r and ip a real sense winning the struggle. • THE RECENT moves by Russia indicate this fact. Russia must aid the Viet Gong or suffer a loss of face in the far East. If Russia does not act then it will Ijose any claim to world leadership pf the communist countries to the Chinese. While in recent years Russia has started to go into the western orbit the Viet Nam war will force them into an alliance with China, uneasy as that may be for the present. The Russian people have been: demanding more consumer goods and Khrushchev started a change in Russian thinking that has not been halted materially. However the Russian people may be ready to join with China if they feel a threat to communism leadership is at stake. : IN SOME WAYS the fighting situation jn Viet Nam is akin to the revolution in this country in the 1770's. Then military strategy was to mass armies against each other and shoot it put in the open. 'The colonists refused to fight this kind of a war and changed it to Indian style warfare of protecting the individual soldier. The British with their closed ranks and marching up to battle in the open were sitting ducks for the colonists behind rocks and trees. In Viet Nam the communists hit and run. They can not be contained in an. area to be exterminated, and it seems always the U.S. troops find empty nests when they do get to where the Viet Cong have been. WE ARE FIGHTING in swampland where tanks and other heavy equipment are useless. They hit us and when we hit back they have slipped away. Our problem is serious npt only from the military standpoint but also as a world power. The question seems to be whether we lose face by getting out as gracefully as we can, or lose in a war of attrition we have no hope of really winning. While the line against communism must be drawn somewhere it should be in a place where we can win instead of lose. Strange The U.S. supreme court really opened a Pandora's box in its rulings on the "equal protection" under the law. This ruling was for civil rights for Negroes, but it is now being used for some strange reasons. One is a court suit to force a college to permit a married student to play basketball. The college has rules against married students participating in sports because the college believes -the married man should be a family man. But this student believes his rights are violated. Another is a student ranked as out of stated and thus liable for out pf state tuition at an Iowa university. The student says he is now an lowan, lives in Iowa, and even pays income tax in Iowa. He says his civil rights are violated because he pays more tuition than an Jowan. There'll be others. Disillusioned Newspapers recently have been reporting the disillusjpnJnenJ pf business with the Democratic adniinistration. Businessmen supported Johnson in the 1964 election and believed his promise of equal treatment. This promise is now being broken left and right. The craqfcdwB pn alunii- njum and cppper and the recent whipping pf the steel industry are only the' more prominent of the actions of the administration against business'. Ttoe failure of the administration to do anything in the transit strike in New York City is a part and parcel of the attitude of the Johnson adwiws£r»tton- There was no crack down on If&pr•The acUninistratipn M the biggest city in the world b» paralyzed by 34,000 transit workers headed by an apparently stub- porn leader, And the justice department isn't doing anything about the labor leader tearing up a court order and defying the courts. If a white person in the south had done such a thing the entire weight of the administration would be turned against him pronto. Demands of the transit union are preposterous. The demands just do not make any sense except harrassment of the city and maybe just because a Republican took over as mayor. The sad part is it is the poor who get the brunt of the strike. It's the little people who use the subways and bus. They can not get to work and thus lose their pay. And the small businesses are being forced into bankruptcy thus losing more jobs. The adniinistration has one face for labor—and another for business. And the businessmen who fell for the Johnson line in 1964 are finally recognizing' the political facts of Jife—there are' more votes in the unions than there are in business. Lex Hawkins, the chairman of the Iowa Democratic central committee, is circulating petitions to congress asking for a vote on section 14-B, the portion of the Taft-Hartley law permitting states to have right to work laws. Mr. Hawkins wants 100,000 signatures. He will probably get them as the drive is being handled by the labor union bosses. The Iowa poll recently reported 73 percent of lowans favoring the right to work law. Mr. Hawkins petition even if signed represent only a fraction of Ipwa's 2,700,000 people, but he'll make it sound good. It's a political gimmick. Great Society will be expensive "•«.' i ». »?;•<" '. * *' / I f •(«/.< . t 4\ Vtarf «.* ,»., . 'S . ves state (Piy{ Bunge in 0**t» With the new year comes more and more evidence of the Great Society's planning and far retching programs. We suspicion that we are just beginning to feel the effects of legislation pissed by the last session of Congress. As an example, two stories crossed the desk last week. One announced an allotment of $4,156,701 made to Iowa last year from federal funds for vocational education act, work-study program, George-Baden and other acts for special education program and the Smith-Hughes vocational training acts. '' Another release from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare announced an allocation of $1,103,1237 bsing made available to 28 Iowa col- WIT leges for the fall of lj|6j| to help students under the Educational Opportunity Grants Program. This money represents grants for individual aid. Another program, the higher education act of 1905 provides three percent interest and no interest loans for undergraduate and graduate study to students up to $1,500 pef year. The loans are guaranteed by the federal govei'nriient. Last week we reported the Osage Community Schools request for $60,000 In federal funds available for special education, also under a new act of congress. Taken by themselves, there is merit to each of these programs, picked out at random. But they are not alone .".".' they represent only a part of the Great Complied by John M. Henry of "I Sow It In The Paper 1 ' in McCall's Magazine. . "There is, too, something as old and useless as yesterday's newspaper. It's a Christmas card delivered the day after." — Hampton clothier. "The complete 1966 TV tough guy is a two-guitar man." — Brooklyn minister. "Often you can cure a minority of its radical views by making it a majority." — Cedar Rapids PTA speaker. "The perfect husband lays down the law to his wife, with provision for her to make amendments." — Mason City women's club speaker. "Our niece's wedding was the biggest in, her town in years, exceeding all former similar occasions by three toasters." — Waterloo designer. "Usually you can judge a man's age by how much kicking he does about women's immodesty." — New Hampton implement store. "There's no excuse these days for a man being surprised to learn that the girl he married is bow-leg- gejd." — Anthon physician. , "If you work it right, you can have a sick spell during which you have the time of your life." — Bopne jeweler. "}' ")• '.'Well, these days you <|bn't have to put a woman on a pedestal; she can step up there herself." — Ottumwa CC speaker. $ " ' ' New federal programs will cost up to 10 billifn more - (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) For those who like it, the Great Society may be worth every penny it is costing. For those who oooose it, any price is too high. The trouble is that both sides of the argument usually have no idea just what the tab will come to. The facts are interesting, no matter how you look at it. This year's administrative bude<?t—and this considerably smaller than the sum total of the Treasury's total expenditures—was announced at under $100 billion by President Johnson. However, the best estimates as of now are that by the end of the fiscal year, on July 1. 1966, the Administration will have gone at least $10 billion over what was budgeted. This will give the Treasury one of the biggest peacetime deficits in history. Only part of this can be dumped in the Great Society's lap. After all, close to $50 bil- Firing the aged (W. C. Jarnaqin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Much has been printed in the newsoaners fibout a new policy adooted bv the Iowa executive council. It has ruled that a sl^te employe is out of a lob when he reaches the age 65. This is in line with a general trend thruout the nation. It }s akin to the argument that a shorter work week will provide more employment. This js a fallacy that isn't supported by facts. It leads to "moonlighting." but we'll not go into that. A.R one of those "senior citizens" the writer opines that the aee pf an employe shouldn't determine his or her equabilities. It doesn't solve a problem. For often one at 65 with no means of livelihood and no "saved-up earnings" becomes one of the much pitied "army of the un- emnloyed." Social security is good but it doesn't provide enough to keep a deserving family from being one of the victims of the "war on Dpyeriy." Our attorney general has ruled, we believe, that under Iowa's "soldiers preferen.es law," $he state can't fire a/ veteran of Uxe armed service. This .lion will go for defense alone— and there are such expenditures as foreign aid, a solid $3.3 billion, and other programs begun by previous Administrations. *Great Society programs, for which the American taxpayer will be paying in the next five years, add up to some $111 billion in new authorizations. Of that $1 billion will go to the Apoalachia relief project, $7 billion for a Federal aid-to-ed- uc.3tion step-up, and a conservatively estimated $5 billion for the poverty war. A $20 billion measure, for various Federal subsidies, sits on President Johnson's desk, awaiting his signature. The International Monetary Fund is scheduled to get $1 billion, and Social Security will cost the Treasury $33 billion more than it did before this year. This is one reason why the Administration is talking of increasing taxes. The Great Society may be great—but it's expensive, and to all of us. is a question to be decided in the courts, we presume. Personally, while not a veteran, we have believed that those who have seen military service are entitled to their jobs when they return. Nor should they be removed without mpre cause than that ttiey have reached the age of 65. Glad (Paul Smith in Rock Rapid* Rtporfer) We are glad; that someone is challenging the state of Iowa on the use of steel-studded snow-grip tires. We don't particularly care to have them on a car, b,u.t it dpesn't make sense to have one state make such equipment illegal while surrounding states say it is OK. The iQurist is in a bad spot. If he starts put with such tires, in a state where they are legal, and then comes into Iowa, he is driving in violation of the law- If the tires are good they shpuld be good in all states—if bad they should be banned in all states. At least on the matter of car equipment the states should be in'|gy£>m,ent sp tpat nisfapgts can know what the law is in the various states, and have equip- inent 0$ a cgr tfts* won't get nj#j into trouble tf he happens to cross the wrong state line. Society legislation passed during the past session of Congress or in very recent sessions. And like all programs, no matter how justified, they cost money. A recent estimate places the cost of "the Great Society £rb- grams for the next five years at $111 billion in new authorizations alone. The total aid' to education is estimated at $7 billion. Now this writer is not about to explain just how much a billion dollars really is, but from amounts we know' from, first* hand knowledge, it must be a real hunk. The G. S. may be S ist what this country needs, lit one thing sure it is really going to cost. The extra bump we are experiencing this week in social security deductions is just a start!' State in dark (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) Goy. Harold Hughes let it be known in a'recent interview wiih Drake Mabry, of the Des Mpines Tribune, that he is upset because the federal government is bypassing state government agencies in implementing the massive anti-poverty program in local communities. "It's a question of state's rights," he said. "We should be trying—we are trying—to strengthen the state's responsibilities ... I don't like to see this philosophy weakened." He explained that he now has control of federal spending through various existing state agencies. "But in the anti-poverty program," Hughes said, "I barely know what's going on. And I'm not sure those fellows in Washington do, either." We are in complete agreement with the governor on his views in this connection. During the last year more than $1.1 billion of our tax money has been spent in the name of fighting poverty, yet welfare rolls and expenditures have climbed to new peaks. It would seem that this program could have been conducted more efficiently through existing state and county welfare agencies. It is interesting to note that. not only the state but also the county is bypassed in the administration of this program. The federal Office of Economic Opportunity is constantly stressing the imoortance of "local control" in -the war on poverty, but this does not refer to counties. In almost every instance several counties have had to join together in order to participate, with a completely new organization set up that has no connection with either state or county government. This looks like a deliberate attempt to minimize the importance of state and county governments—to bring federal agencies in more direct contact with the people. Eventually this could destroy state and local powers. Like Governor Hughes, we are disturbed by the trend. Pork price boycott (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) Thanks to our big brother in Des Moines the publicity they gave on the possibilty of higher pork prices has already gone a long way to forestall any such increase in pork prices. Our retailers tell us that since this publicity they haven't sold enough pork to pay to carry 'the items in stock. And this in spite of the fact that tjiev also tell us the price of pork chops and bacon hasn't gone up a cent in the past six weeks. To us this is a major crime in Iowa. We ought to be glad to see 30c hogs come to stay permanently. We can't thipk of anything that would do Iowa and this area more good. It also seems to us that good newspapering would have decreed that the scare stories on hjgner pork prices should come after the fact rather than be- fpre it. Changes in retail prices on meat come about two weeks behind changes in livestock pri- CfS. And if the boycott pn pork cpntjnues there won't bje any change in pricey except downward. What does that mean for uf? jt means that our hog farmers will face another unprbfi- tfbjfi hog market. Pjioes on pork should go up (they hayea't yet)—so eat lots of pork and let's bring pros- Pfjfy to lows. train substitute pilot (NeilMaufer in Lauren. Sun) The opinions expfe&cfd by Attorney General" Uwrencc Scalise are sometimes rather amazing. " ' Latest is his stand that Iowa Highway Coriihilssioher Derby Thompson shdlild not use the commission's plane in an effort to qualify for a twin-engine pilot's rating. Scalise points put, and correctly, that state law prphi|biits' use pf public property' for private purposes. W)hat he fails to consider is the'fact that there is ripw'pnly one pilot for the airplane, and that plans have always called for Thompson to be "backup pilot." Thompson is now an experienced pilot, with a single- enginje rating. "I'm not getting the'rating 'for my persona! benefit,"' he has pointed put, f'only to be able'to fly when the commission didn't have- a regular pilot . . ." And he might have added that it's rather nice to have an experienced cp-piiot aboard in case anything goe^ Wrohg. •' Gov. Harold Hughes, disagreeing with Scalise, takes the more practical viewpoint that "there's a damrt good reason to assure that he (Thompson) could fly that airplane." Hughes also disclosed at a press conference that he is trying to find a copilot fof the state's other twin-engine airplane, used by the governor arid other 'state officials. If the state of Iowa is going to operate airplanes, it certainly needs qualified people to fly them. And if a member of the highway commission can qualify with a little additional training, that seems to be more practical than hiring another full-time pilot. Furthermore, we cannot see why it is any worse to train a pilot than it is to train a milk inspector! ALGONA K 0 S > 0 T H C 0 U N T Y ADVANCE Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. 50 £L', „-,,„. Editor and publisher, Duane E..Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlsehilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year in County and to : nearest poit office outside of County ...|5.00 Six months in County and 'to nearest post office J2n2 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 1 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 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. Polio 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 Scuff ham. Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY ' For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Tvoes of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA 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 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Pr. L. L. SNYDER 113 Ejsjt State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons CREDIT BUREAU 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 na. 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 12i/i N. Dodge Ph. 295-2891 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. 5CHUTTER, M. P. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algoria Office Phone 295-5490 ___L- Dentists '"" DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 PR. LIROY I. STRQHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-313J. Service F*ot bUt Reports 295-3182 W N4IH,

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