Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 27, 1966 · Page 13
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 27, 1966
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Kossuth County Advance THURSDAY, JAN, tf t 1966 Problem of Whether an article or magazine or story is obscene in most cases rests in the niind of the reader. What is obscene to one may be amusing, disgusting or educational to another. ' The recent trial in Sioux City found several people guilty of sending obscene matter into Iowa by way of nudist magazines, articles in such magazines, and paperback books. There is no question that a lot of this junk writing is for the puroose of appealing to the baser desires of people. A lot of so-called literature sells because of its shock value to the reader. BUT WHERE THE LINE is to be drawn is a good question. It depends on the mind of the average reader. And just who is the average reader? ; Most of the nudist magazines feature fully undraped women. The articles for the most part deal with the so called advantages of nature in the raw,and usually are pretty innocuous. The selling feature is the pictures. Frankly, after looking at a few pictures the thrill begins to be replaced by boredom. And it is true as reported since the days of Eve that a little concealment is much more attractive in a woman than the bare facts. PAPERBACK BOOKS which go as far as possible and even beyond in detailing so-called love stories are something else again. And many of them do go way beyond the pale of what might be considered literature with any objective other than being downright nasty. This kind of junk should be banned. "Authors" of such guttertrash should be curbed as well as the panderers of the books which usually appeal only, to the young in the head. The minds of these younger people are not sufficiently developed to differentiate between truth and filth. Older minds reject it Or perhaps in some instances it can be studied to understand how some minds do work. BUT A WITCH HUNT merely to knock something down as obscene merely for the joy of banning is something else again. The problem is not in what the average mind thinks of it. The problem is how the un- average mind lower in intelligence and experience is affected. •••.•• Modern dress of young women is getting to a state where there isn't too much left to the imagination. And some of this junk writing magnifies what little mystery there is left out of all proportion. It can appeal to the unaverage mind in such a way as to drive it beserk. The problem is as old as the snake and the apple, a fairy tale if there ever was one, and modern man is no more equipped to solve it than was Adam and his temptress. The four-year term President Johnson tossed an offhand remark in his message that members of the house of representatives be elected for four year instead of two year terms. He cited the fact house members must run every two years and that is a burden on them in considering the problem of government in the congress. What he failed to mention in his concern for the care and feeding of congressmen is that the public might like a chance to change oftener than that. It would seem the president had too much concern for. the members and too little for the public that elects them. THE ONLY CHECK the citizen has on his lawmakers is his right to vote them.out if he doesn't like what they do. Making a . four-year instead of a two-year term would deprive the citizen of that right every two years. One thing noticable particularly with the congress at this time is that congress is in session almost continuously. This is advanced as one of the reasons for the four-year term. Actually this fact should be a good reason for the two-year term. Maybe congress could get along nicely without all of the .fussing that goes on if they had to get out in the boondocks oftener and do some campaigning. AS IT IS NOW the congressmen have little chance to really get back home and find out what the people are thinking. They fly back for a speech at some local gathering and flit back to Washington. A four-year term would make such living in Washington much more prevalent than the two-year term for the congressmen would not be in such a heat to get back even for the local deals. They wouldn't worry much until they could see the buzzsaw of the next election. There is little real communication between the constituents and the congressman. True the congressman will-send out reams of "news" stories to the local press most of which end up in file 13 because they are so patently nothing but puffs to sooth the ego of the lawmaker. And the congressman will favor his constituents with reprints of his remarks in the Congressional Record, most of which are more confusing than enlightening. The fact is the closer a congressman is kept to the people he is supposed to represent the better off the country will be. And one very effective way to see they keep in touch is by frequent elections. The four-year term deal should be dropped for the good of the country. Dumb? Poverty War General Shriver made it clear in Des Moines that the federal program is not going to let the states have much to do with the "war". . / Governor Hughes has made it plain he favored more state control, but Shriver dismissed this, and it was accepted by Hughes as one of the "fortunes of war." However Hughes was on the right track/not Shriver, as far as the people of Iowa are concerned. lowans are getting a bit fed up with every federal do-gooder giving us the impression he thinks we're too dumb to understand what is really going on. Candidates A lot of political balloons are going up with the senders hopeful of having the lightning of public favor descend on them. Latest is the visit of former Governor Loveless to Iowa with a tryout of a possible candidacy for the U. S. senate. E. B. Smith, Ames professor, is an announced candidate. Congressman Neal Smith took himself out of consideration. Loveless was defeated by Senator Miller in 1960 and it has rankled since. Loveless has been a member of the federal negotiation board since he left office, but has let it be known on several occasions he would welcome a race for governor or senator in Iowa. Hughes took himself out of the senatorial race by announcing for a third term as governor. This opened the gate for democratic aspirants who wanted to run for either of the top political jobs to go for senator. With Miller as the candidate the republicans are foreclosed as far as the senate is concerned, and republican big wigs are a bit concerned getting a candidate to oppose Hughes. At the same time also the democrats arf concerned with getting a candidate to run against Miller. Neither E. B. Smith nor Loveless seem so far to have made much of an impression. Both parties have a problem. Both have a popular candidate now not pitted against each other. And both parties face a dearth of public figures to run against the favorite in the other party. No democrat with potential political strength wishes to tangle with Senator Miller. And no republican with potential po-, litical strength wishes to tangle with Gov- 5 ernor Hughes. It's an odd situation in Iowa brought on by the resurgence of the democratic party and the Hughes and Johnson coattails in the 1964 election. Political observers are now assessing the coattail strength of both Hughes and Miller. And so are the nervous candidates. It seems probable there will be no landslide in this "off year" election, and everyone knows it. Medicare The coming of medicare in the near future is causing considerable justified worry among hospital administrators, doctors, and associated services. Without doubt a lot of people who would not seek hospital care in the past will now under medicare actively seek it. This can result in a flood of hospital patients most of whom do not require the intensive care of hospitals. And this flood can so strain the facilities of hospitals that it will affect the care of people who really do need intensive hospital care. DATA CARD PROCESSING SHOWS HIGH SCHOOL!** SEEK COLLEGE Big rush to college coming soon ,<Pa» Gallagher in Belmend Independent) CardPac is a system of automated data collection and processing that has caused occasional eyebrow-raising and ' a few outright complaints on the score of "nosiness". It was developed by the state department of public instruction and the Iowa Educational Information Center at the University of Iowa at Iowa City .and represents the first operational Statewide system of its kind in the nation. General information about students currently in the public schools is produced by the CardPac questionnaires that is calculated to be of considerable Value to educators. Actually, the sponsoring agencies don't give a hoot as to "who" answers "what," because it's the broad picture that is wanted. From CardPac answers, the Television was in its finest hour in the coverage of the splash-downs of the recent Gemini 7 and 6 flights, just as it has been in previous space events. And the coverage during the 14 days was good including some break-ins on current programs. But when that coverage was over for the moment the tube returned to the dismal game shows and soap operas which involve only a minimum of thought if any. For some reason the TV moguls think little of the public and aim their productions at the 10-year-old mind. They rely on the ratings based on number of people looking at the show. Many good shows have been taken off the air because they did not appeal to the 10-year-old mind. It's pathetic that television can rise to really great heights in spot news coverage—and sink so dreadfully low in its everyday fare. 1EIC has recently compiled data concerning the post-high school education aspirations of 227,000 students, it proved to be .quite an eye-opener. Forty- nine per cent of the boys and girls in junior and senior high expressed the hope, of earning a college degree. This is particularly significant in light of the fact that only 16 per cent of their fathers and six per cent of their mothers had completed college. . It was of interest to the analyzers to find that the ambition to acquire a college education grows as youngsters advance in school. Whereas only 46 per cant of the' 7th-graders had their eyes set on college, the percentage rose to 56 among the seniors in high school. And, somewhat surprisingly, 24 per cent' of the seniors were determined to continue with graduate! work to the extent of achieving at least a Master's de- WIT BY IOWANS Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. "Often there are two reasons for what we do— the one we talk about and the one that is pushing us around". — Waterloo barber. "Laugh at yourself, but not so loudly that you'll be labelled some kind of a nut". — Clarion, matron. "Poor handwriting can hide bad spelling". — Bayard teacher. "A household understandably is impatient with government bureaus when he has to scoop three feet of 'partly cloudy' off his sidewalks". — Council Bluffs bank meeting. . "The fool who asks questions a wise man cannot answer thinks he's smart". — Iowa City senior. "It's getting harder and harder to get a color television into a conservation". — Hampton, elders session. "Drive carefully, ladies. Often they give the ages in the newspaper of the persons involved in an accident'. —SCI freshman. . * . ''Personally, the first thing I lose when I diet is my temper". — Manson. contractor. "Sure, a fool and his money should soon be parted; he's no better than the rest of'us". — Chariton garage. ...V. .. .... . _^v.-,^ ™,,.««, 4 «^., w i. t ;-*•- '•-. -v^£$, Right - to - wbrklaw is being contested before the election (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Iowa seems to be involved in a sort of pre-legislative campaign over the repeal of the right-to-work law. That's going to be one of the first controversies when congress gets going, as all newspaper readers know. Dr. J. Richard Palmer of Morningside college is head of a newly-formed right-to-work committee. The purpose is dedicated to retaining the right-to- work law in Iowa. It is proclaimed to be non-partisan, calculated to appeal to citizens without regard to political party. But Lex Hawkins, chairman of the Democratic state central committee, gets into the act. He is appealing to everybody to sign a petition asking that no filibuster be started when Sen. Everett Dirksen resumes his struggle at Washington. Dirksen plans to keep the senate from voting to repeal section 14-B of the Taft-Hartley law. Hawkins wants 100,000 low- ans -to sign his protest. The idea is claimed to be aimed to preventing a filibuster. In reality he wants to make a showing for repeal. Our own idea is that this conflict in Iowa is unnecessary. Iowa showed how it stood on the right-to-work law when the Iowa legislature, controlled by the Democrats, defeated it at its session last winter. At that time the Iowa poll showed that 73 per cent favored retention of Iowa's right- to-work law. Only 16 per cent opposed it and 11 per cent expressed no opinion. Labor union members also favored the law with 55 per cent for it, 37 per cent against and 8 per cent no opinion. This right-to-work law should be left to the states. Nineteen of them have the law on their books, including Iowa. Since Iowa has already voted against repeal, it appears to the writer that the controversy now is unjustified. gree. Forty-seven per cent of the students with college in their plans were intending to get their degree from educational institutions in this state—a fact that is important to Iowa colleges and universities in evaluating future obligations that will have to be met. Twenty-three per cent of the students realistically and/or hopefully expressed the expectation that their education would be financed by their parents, in combination with scholarships, grants or savings. Thirty-five per cent said they expected to work or borrow part of the money. To the 13 per cent who anticipated working for or borrowing all of the money, and the six per cent who simply admitted they didn't know how they would finance their educations, we'd have only this to say. . . . "Lotsa luck!" Everything promised (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) Mr. Johnson gave a mighty state of the nation message Wednesday night. Theoretically it was aimed at the congress, for the members of that body are the ones who must make into law the many suggestions he advanced. The president made it clear that he intends to continue to push for his "great society". There will b& more of everything for everybody—not only in the United States but all around the world. He again placed himself squarely behind the unions in their drive to pass legislation to outlaw right-to-work legislation in many states—and he called for higher minimum wage rates. He even thought of the taxpayer once or twice, and promised he would see to it that the hard earned tax money which the government takes away from the people will be honestly and frugally spent. The message made it clear that we are in Viet Nam and we'll probably be there for a long, 1 • long ; time: " ' ••••'••' How much of his program can be enacted into law—and how well the president will hold down on the waste of tax monies remains to be seen. So far the administration's record of care and caution in the handling of tax monies has not been too good. Of course the speech has to be related to the 1966 elections where the people are going to have a chance to express themselves, through the senators and congressmen they elect, on the way things are going. 1966 will be a big year politically, and it is not nearly as one-sided a contest as some would have you believe. The president is a great politician, and you can depend on it, he'll be battling furiously for his party, at every turn. Why monkeys worry Tourist trade could be big lift to economy of Iowa (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Iowa Development Commission has discovered that there are more ways of bringing money into the state than by securing industry, important as that is. It is now conducting a series of workshops to discuss the benefits derived by enticing more tourists to visit our fair state. We like the idea. It is to be hoped that Storm Lake will be well represented when the workshop for northwest Iowa is held at Cherokee on January 25. We have long held that our section of Iowa hasn't been getting its share of visitors. We have mentioned that a movement is afoot to establish some sort of highway thru northwest Iowa similar to the Hiawatha Trail which gave us the go-by. Thai so-called scenic route comes within a few miles of Puena Vista county. But for the most part it features northeastern Iowa and the eastern half of the state. Perhaps the Cherokee meeting will develop a route that would bring visitors into northwest Iowa. We could name a half dozen scenic, recreational and historical spots in and around Buena Vista county that would prove most attractive to tourists if they were told about them. A recent survey, sent out by the Iowa Commission, shows that more than 10 million travelers from other states visited Iowa in 1964, adding more than $200 million dollars to Iowa's economy. The study discloses that out- of-state tourists are prime customers for the $898 million travel service and transport business in Iowa. Travel-business concerns provide jobs for 68,860 proprietors and employed workers- The trade brought into the state by tourists is sufficient to provide jobs for 15,400 lowans. Northwest ^lowa shouJ4 be getting 9 bigger share of this money from outside. (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) It looks as if the tide may be turning at last in favor of the free world. Last week a group of 22 communists being pursued by officers in a South American country jumped in a river and were promptly eaten by those highly aggressive fish known as "piranhas." The international situation is becoming so complicated that now our diplomats are being thrown out of countries we never even heard of before. Burundi, a new African country, flicked itself into the public eye by this method just this week. Perhaps monkeys have that worried look because they observe humanity's trouble and are afraid of what evolution may get them into. Political decision for the Democrats itt thia North central Iowa community to make it pay off politically. This writer, With a group of some 100 persons from North central Iowa, attended a hear' ing held in Ajnes back when the interstate was first proposed. At that meeting a suggestion was made that a diagonal should be put in starting near Blairsburg and angling over to highway 65 near Hampton. But at that time Bureau of Roads officials (federal) and highway engineers Were very careful to tell the people present that diagonals and curves were so expensive that they had to be avoided wherever possible. They had exact figures to show how much more it cost to cut diagonally through farms, to construct curves and additional bridges and culverts and what it cost travelers on the road for additional gasoline and tires. The figures were quite conclusive. , But that was when it was (M. B. CraM* in Eagle Grove Eagle) The Democratically controlled State Highway Commission and Federal Roads Administration have decided to cut up and ruin some 100 farms in the Pows and Coulter areas of Wright and Franklin counties in order to accommodate voters in Cerro Q^rdo (Mason City) county. Apparently tjie puty strategists have decided that enough votes can fee planned to route ^c jntewtete right straight ,up beside highway m, Democratic party vote seekers and Mason City Interests had not become involved as yet. t , ; , We here in this area had always hoped that Port Dodge interests would get into the^controversy to keep the road on its Western route. But they didn't get active, enough at least. There are rumors that Fort Dodge got an under the table unofficial agreement that another super-highway would be built for them running diagonally from Des Moines to the Great Lakes region. If so it hasn't come out in the open yet. But the politics involved have always looked peculiar to this writer. Webster County (Fort Dodge) has always delivered Democrat votes and Cerrp Gordo county has been traditionally Republican. On the surface it would seem that the Democrats were rewarding the wrong people. ALGONA KOSSUTH COUNTY 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 Chrischilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER W AFFILIATE MEMBtR ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION KATE ' „„ One Year in County and to nearest post office outside, of County —$5.00 Six months in County and t° nearest post office fl'52 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s J/.OO All rights to' matter published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature, advertising or other, and reproduction in any manner is prohibited except by written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. All manuscripts,' articles or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE INVESTORS AGENCY Diversified Services, Inc. J. R. (Jim) KOLP DONALD V. GANT Surety Bonds — All Lines Phone 295-2540 Box 375 of Insurance ALGONA, IOWA 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 Scuffham, 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 Aoency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A 6EELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3111 ALGONA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 Phone 295-3573 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 MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12i/a N. Do4t» Ph. 2tS-lM1 Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W. EtICKSON 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 Dr. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons CMDIT tf KOSSUTH COUNTY Colleetrite Service Fael' ' ~ '" 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 Bids. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. 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 295-5490 Dentists DR. J. 9. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 235.3334 DR. LEROY ). STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 2J5-8m KiYIN NASH, D.JBJ. ^ 123 B. Call tMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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