Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 24, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 24, 1966
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n TAT Kossuth County Ad .1 • i— - a m • m • *£—• **- Advice from heart for teen-age girls Suspicious of the OEO ^^ *— ~J .** M jfi-^iuL.^*^ . t~_.i._ i*.^vt4* *i THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1966 More inflation coming In spite of statements to the contrary the national administration seems to be charting a course that leads inevitably to more and more inflation. The cost of living, which is a direct reflection of inflation, keeps going up and lip continually. The spending of government money wholesale in projects ranging from welfare to war means more money is dumped into the economic stream to increase pressure for higher and higher costs. Recently the government increased the loan interest rate on government bonds "to help avert inflation". This had the effect of increasing interest paid on the bonds—but also has the effect of increasing interest that must be paid by private borrowers. THIS INCREASE of interest which private borrowers must pay is what the government hopes will cut down the spending. People will not borrow if the interest rates go too high is the theory. This is a false conclusion. Small loan companies have a high rate of interest ranging from 9 percent upward to 3 percent a month which in effect is 36 percent per year. Yet people borrow from these institutions. The real test of inflation of course is what a dollar will buy. And few people are unaware they can buy less with a dollar than they could a few years back. Money is only a medium of exchange—and in itself has no value of its own. NOT MANY YEARS ago insurance companies featured advertisements showing how by saving a couple could retire to Florida on the then good income of $200 per month. There was a time when people hooted at the Townsend scheme of $200 per month per family for retired people. Now social security is giving nearly that amount and it is not enough to live it up high on the hog. Inflation has robbsd social security of its real value. It has robbed the person who for years has paid in good dollars for insurance. It has robbed people on old age assistance of the value of their meager income, IT HAS ROBBED them by making their dollar less valuable—it will not buy as much. People who saved for years to have enough to retire on find they can barely subsist on what they thought would be ample income based on the value of the dollar they saved. It's the effects of inflation that has sent the hordes of government people to the aid of the poor with welfare schemes, the war on poverty and the like. The cost of these schemes merely add to the inflation spiral, because it is non-productive spending. Such ideas as boosting the interest rate will not be effective. The only way to combat inflation is for the government to stop borrowing money. This borrowing makes two dollars available where there is only value for one. (Dorothy Rtld in W*t D«» Mointi Expert*) The weeping mother of a teen-aged daughter called me a few days ago and bagged me to write some advice on sex to girls. I demurred, but she persisted and our conversation went something like this: "You have an eight-and-a-half year-old granddaughter, just think of what you might tell her if she were a teenager." "I probably wouldn't tell her anything—that is her mother's prerogative." "What if her mother weren't available and she asked you some questions?" "I would have to think about it awhile. Too much has been written about sex already and I can't see that it has changed things much. Our teen-agers and everyone else has sex thrown at them more constantly than any one particular theme, unr less it is TV commercials on the advantages of one detergent over another." "Well, please think about it and try to come up with something—if it would save one girl it would be important. Wouldn't it?" I wish I knew the answer to the present trend in open and flaunted sexual promiscuity, but I don't. However, if my granddaughter in later years were to ask me any questions on how to handle a demanding boy these are some of the things I would tell her: 1. Don't be taken in by a boy who says, "You are the sexiest girl I've ever seen." This is an age-old come-on; Adam proba* bly said it to Eve, but it didn't make any difference then—she was the only woman alive. 2. Don't mistake sex for love; you can have sex with anyone, but love, with someone who really loves you and wants to protect you is entirely different and you can have this for, and with, only one. 3. Remember that many a girl's reputation has been ruined by a boy's bragging about a conquest he didn't achieve—and the ones that,he did. You don't want to give Sway your most precious possession to someone who only wants to use it for a little while and laugh and make jokes about it later. 4. Don't think because everyone is carrying on that this is the way to get into the "in" group. In the first place, everyone isn't carrying on and in a few years the "in" group is apt to ba so far "out" that the lives of all its members may be ruined and they will be so "out" that they will never be really "in" again. They have to live with themselves all their lives, you know, and often this isn't easy even under the best of circumstances. 5. "No," is one of the shortest words in the language, but sometimes the most difficult to say. I suggest that you learn to say this at the proper time, very early in life, and stick to it until you are married. You, Court had information WIT BY IOWANS Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. and everyone concerned with you will be happier always if you learn only this ohe thing. 1 have made no attempt to go into the religious or moral aspects of sex education; this is for someone else to do. All I have tried to do is approach it from an angle that exceptionally young people might understand, and consider. I also have a grandson, but any advice for him will have to come from his father or his grandfathers. They can try to teach him how to deal with predatory females. Sex is not a one-way street, you know. The only thing I can think of right now would be, "The only prize worth having is the one you work and wait the longest time for." If this has offended the sensibilities of anyone I am sorry. It was written at the request of a frantic mother, so if it helps even one person it is worth any criticism it may receive. After all, sex is here to stay, but it should be kept in proper perspective. Somebody said it: Love is strong as death; sex alone is as weak as a soft summer breeze. Separate copies of this column, suitable for framing, may be obtained by sending $1.00 plus a large self addressed envelope to: Now and Then, West Des Moines Express, 400 Maple St., West Des Moines, la. The proceeds will go to charity. Advertising did job (Neil Maurer in Lauren* Sun) (M, B< Cribb* in 6fo ** IU * lt) Being suspicious of Democrat political moves in general and LBJ's motives in particular we were suspicious Of the OEO— anti-poverty program from the first. It was too bbvious that it was a wonderful hiethod of buying votes with public money. That point waS all that was obvious to us at first. But when the fight developed over whether it would b6 controlled in Washington or by states and local governments a new angle began to develop, Now this new angle is out in the open. Several nationally recognized commentators have recognized it and commented on the great possibilities. The poor could develop into a controlled voting bloc thai would outdo the labor unions in the number of votes that could be delivered. It is no wonder that Mayors and Governors have been up iri arms some control at their own" levels. Several recent news items ftp* out the development of the groups in various areas gives one an insight into the possibilities of its eventual development. In some five cities in Iowa it is .reported thai there are 85,000 voters organized to support the program. Think of what it would mean in the ghettos of the cities where poverty is really a problem. Given a program, to vote for and instructions on how to vote for that problem think of the solid vote that could be counted upon. Now here is the opportunity it seems to us for a big split in labor's support of the Democrats and LBJ. No one knows or even speculates on the eventual cost of this program.. But it is a cinch that the cost is going to come out of the producer (laboring man). ALGONA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE Published by the Advance Publishing Co.. Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. 50 ?' h L, rh ii,.. Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER : 6 TI 6 N A considerable furor has been evident since the state supreme court decision to-'permit a boy to stay with his Iowa grandparents rather than custody being given to;'his father who had remarried. The court heard the case and a decision was made that the boy preferred and should remain with his grandparents near Ames where he had been for some two and a half years. He is only seven years old. The court found the boy happy, and while not finding the father unsutted the court did indicate the boy had a better , chance in the atmosphere in., the grand- 1 parents home than would have been provided by his father. DAILY PAPERS have been filled with written snorts of indignation against the court and the decision tending to show that Iowa is a backward state and that the decision reflected more a censure of the father's bohemian way of living than on the merits of the case. In the first place most writers of these indignation letters do not have the information available to the court and hence have nothing to base their fury on except what they think happened. Some of the letters condemned the state as backward when in fact the decision was more in line with liberal thinking than any old-fashioned idea. MOST LIBERAL thinking in such cases is that the life of the boy is much more important than the life and desires of the natural father. The test is the boy's welfare, not the desire of the parent to have the boy to raise. Most social welfare and similar agencies take this position, and contrary to the letter writers it is a modern approach to the problem of-juvenile--welfare«- —.—The mere fact a person is a parent does not endow him or her with exceptional powers in the raising of a child. It is true that many parents, particularly in the less educated groups, do not provide proper backgrounds for their children. Often this is no fault of the parent, but sometimes it is. In this situation the state supreme court held the background of the father did not indicate the right' future for the boy. The court had the facts in the case, and its decision seems proper in the light of its knowledge of the situation. "You are completely 1966, but still a human being, when you have quit protesting about computers but are glee- Deen soio^ on ful when you hear of one making a mistake". — Newton minister. more °a reiui "This realistic maiden lady of uncertain age said 'When I go down the street I never look back; some one may not be following me'." — Atlantic librarian. "Why can't the much-touted old Saint Nick be around in January and February when the toys have to be repaired, exchanged or paid for?" — Davenport editor. , "There are bigger things than money; bills, for instance". — Hampton banker. "When you stick your head in the sand, the part you leave out is very vulnerable". — Burlington^.bus^clerk. w "The Joneses seem to be getting help down at the refinance offices". — Fort Madison of/ice manager. "The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy". — Des Moines school principal. "The constitution giiarantees you only pursuit of happiness. It doesn't guarantee happiness itself. That is up to the person you married". — Sheldon editor. Minions of Americans have ° ^emg tires. The job has been done by a b ear in blue jeans and a forest ranger's hat. His slogan is "Only you can prevent forest fires!" There are few Pple n the Editor gets enthusiastic about new seed catalogs Heal-in this record keeping could have a cut off date prior to which the records are pre- (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) Every business has its customs, we imagine. One of them the sad and dismal old. Let us now remove our hats in symbolic respect, as , the great procession of the New of seen and understood Smokey the Bear, however, realize that he is representative of the role advertising plays in our day-today lives. There are ,few, trademarks which have such instant recognition, and it is all from advertising. What has been the result? Instead of 200,000 fires in 1942, there are now about half that number each year. According to the U.S. Forest Service, this advertising campaign over the years has prevented a million fires, saving 272 million acres of forest land and more than $10 billion. It is interesting to note that Smokey is the creation of a unique $264 million annual project. Unique is the only word for it when it is understood that it costs the American public nothing and pays nothing to those An intern got himself all heated up over parking tickets at Iowa City and threatened to stage a "heal-in" at the university hospital. * By "heal in". he meant keeping patients longer than is^necessary thus upping the costs to the hospital,(to say nothing of the innocent patient), '-k . The young man is clearly over-impressed with his importance and his action is not in keeping with the high ethics of the profession to which he aspires. In emergencies such things can be excused. But the number of violations charged against him indicated a callous disregard of the parking rules. , _ , , n gl bHV f* VKA^W^AVril "*• V»«W A^Vff UlBAtl^ MBBV* fr ** J t~r •* v «•»» Q «• —• w-- — — — sumed to have been found correct. It 1" , "^fP 3 ? 6 ; Business tor a geed Catalogs proceeds across who prepare and project it. Ti?L 1 5 n !A l "'L, aS r^ n ^l": our land. Prepared under the auspices of would probably take an act of congress with the consent of the U.S. supreme court to get the job done, but it would be well worth the effort from a business standpoint. There is no certain way for a businessman to know what records he may have to find to satisfy some incident in the past in a government agent's investigation. This should be corrected or this country is going to be drowned in a flood of filing cabinets. Boycott Records The department of agriculture last week dumped tons and tons of old records. It was said if the filing cabinets emptied were placed on top of each other the pile would be higher than the Empire State building. One of the great pests of doing business in this age is the problem of keeping records. Records must be kept for everything from the smallest item to the biggest. They must be kept mainly for taxing reasons. Unfortunately the private businessman can not dump his records as did the department of agriculture. They must be kept for examination by some government agent for years, long after all value is gone. Businessmen who have asked lawyers hx>w long they must keep their records get no satisfaction, for lawyers know that the government can dig back into the dim past for verification of something. And if there is no record, the presumption is against the businessman. Big outfits have gone in for microfilming, but this is too expensive for the small operator. And the filing cabinets bulge and multiply. Businessmen now must keep records not only for themselves, feut for their employes. There should be some way in which There were two instances of boycotts by unions in the papers last week. One was a boycott of vessels of foreign nations which trade with North Viet Nam or Red China. Another was a proposed boycott against the town of Spirit Lake and the resorts of that area. The first was motivated by patriotism of a kind intended to help the government put pressure on other governments. It was a kind of private foreign policy. The second was in the nature of a miff by a union which was defeated in an election in a manufacturing firm at Spirit Lake. There may be some sense in the first if the government needs the assistance of the maritime unions, but it should not be done by private initiative which could result in more harm than good. There is little sense to the second of taking out a defeat by one plant's workers against the entire community. Announcement that the four state office holders in Hughes' cabinet were going to run for reelection was not a sensation of any magnitude last week. It had been dolled up for a joint press conference which flopped bscause everyone knew what they would do. The four were swept into office on the coattails of Hughes and Johnson, and. can only be hopeful that the governor's coattails will be strong enough this fall. making seasonal and rather snide remarks about the Seed Catalogs. Let us, therefore, look on the matter from another side and consider just what the Seed Catalog represents in our life. They constitute, for one thing, a bright and welcome relief from the drabness of winter, the boredom which develops from too long a contemplation of a frozen landscape and a black and white color scheme. They permit one to dream great dreams of fantasy and glory; to imagine in one's mind the Wonderful World of Tomorrow, when everything will be perfection; when all endeavors will end in Success. We examine with eager eye the gorgeous illustrations of perfect flowers, of improbable blooms in the most optimistic of hues. We see the great promise of abundant—and easy— crops of plump, lush, warmly red strawberries, of cherry and plum trees which bear vast quantities of luxurious fruits. We have mental visions, backed up by the illustrations in these fine catalogs, of ripely firm and extravagantly colored apples, impeccable, completely unheard of by even the smallest of worms, more innocent, surely, than the fruit Eve presented to Adam. These little tilings all help to point up again the persistence with which the old quotation, "hope springs eternal in the human breast," endures in human life. We might go even farther and see in this devotion to the magic spell of the Seed Catalogs a surviving trace of one of the primitive religions in whick the Decision (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) It must have been a real tough decision for the president, when he had to decide whether our forces are to resume their bombing of North Viet Nam, or whether we are to try and fight this war with one hand "tied behind our back." There is nothing good about war. But we do not have the decision as to whether there is war or not. We have given our pledges to the small nations of southeast Asia that we will defend their freedom. Now we either have to fight—or out our tail between our legs and hit for home. The decision has been made that bombing is to be resumed. Now we hone that the president M,s the military get about its job with no holds barred—and see how soon they can wind up this war. Licking (P»u| Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) The administration took another licking on the drive to outlaw section 14B of the Taft- Hartley bill. This move would have opened the doors for forc^ ed unionism in the 19 states which now have "right-to-work" the Advertising Council, Inc., it is the gift of American business and the country's free press to the people of the nation. It is a wholly volunteer enterprise, entirely free from government control. The council is a non-profit communications complex devoted exclusively to national campaigns in the national interest. Ninety-three major campaigns have been sponsored by the council since 1942. In addition, assistance has been given to 66 other programs and organizations. Smokey the Bear, of course, is an advertising phenomenon. He has no commercial profit about him, or even a profit motive. The same is true of the other campaigns handled by the Advertising Council. The important thing to remember, in connection with Smokey's success, is the fact that advertising pays. Whether it is designed to sell a product or an idea, it brings results. Adhesive (C. P. Wood* in Sheldon Mail) The Great Peanut Butter war continues in Washington, witii Ruth Desmond, president of the Federation of Homemakers, in charge of a campaign to restore peanut butter to its original 100% peanut condition, laws. The president pushed the free from additives. bill—but not very hard—and the same attitude was evident among the senatorial folks who were for repeal. Actually we doubt whether any United Sta- After reading some of the reports on this weighty matter, we think the best way to handle it would be to require Mrs. Desmond to take a big bite of genuine, old-fashioned peanut butter each time she starts to tes senator was very anxious to see the law changed. Senators annual spring renewal and res- get tired of being kicked, arouM speajk oji the question urrection pJaye4 so vital % part, by some of the big union le»- A fflore effc$&ye when the glorious new replaces ders—just as do other people, was never known. I3ji.r.»i^.'.u. ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County Six months in County and to nearest post office — <—nn Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s */.uu 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 tne 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 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 I KOSSUTH MUTUAL ALGONA, IOWA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - fti. 9 a.m. - 5 p m. ; ' Phone 295-337S 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 insurance in force. A home Comoeny. 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 Rpnresenting FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern on«-stoo Insurance Service Business - Home - Car • Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Aqencv Farm Management CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY IJ'/j N. Dodf* Ph. 295-21*1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors Complete Insurance Service JQHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEFLAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Tunas of ln*'ir<*ne« Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Ontomet fists Dr. HAROLD W, ERICKSON Eyes Examined. Contact Lenses. Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 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. MD. Clinic Bide.. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 Hours 9:OQ a.m. to 5:00 p.m. JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M, D. Closed Saturday Afternoons Reside nce Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N, Dodge, Algona DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual, Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan. Algona Phone 295-3743 Dr. L. L. 5NYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Collectrite Service Facjt bilt Reports 295-3182 Office Phone 295-5490 Dentists DR. J. B. HARRIS «. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LIROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KiVIN NAIH, 123 E. Call 295.5103 mum

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