Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 10, 1966 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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Kossuth County Advance THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 19M A teenager answers a column Shocked at od4 tactics •. • ^j^ , ^ . ( _ ^ _.^..i, k«.-'.-iABi'fc.i._i4J_,. Passenger to blame : Recent plane crashes emphasize there is an element of risk involved in an airplane journey despite the advertising of the air lines. The fact the planes carry hundreds of thousands of people a year with an accident ratio in the real minor fractions is beside the point. When a plane crashes it is final. There is-Jio comparison with a train crash, or other forms of transportation including the automobile. The speed of the plane precludes any escaping. IN PRACTICALLY every instance of a plane crash there was something, unusual that caused the accident. Planes are designed .to take care of the usual problems, but are not capable of dealing with every kind of an emergency. •The experience in recent crashes shows there is either a pilot failure, or ah outside condition such as high violent winds, at fault. With the exception of failure of landing gear to descend there are few plane accidents that are the fault of the plane itself. , • In the case of a new model with three recent crashes there is some evidence of ah excessive rate of "sink" on landing but this was capable of correction by pilots. AIRLINES SEEM to take a calculated risk in ah effort to maintain schedules and on-time arrivals. One risk is that of low Visibility in which the pilot must fly blind until just a few seconds before reaching the ground. , With a vehicle traveling at 150 miles per hour landing speed he has no time to make any but minor corrections. He has not time to second guess but must be right the first time. Backing this risk taking is the desire of the airline to present fast and dependable service. By "dependable" is meant on-time or near on-time arrival regardless of weather conditions. THE CUSTOMER is much to blame for this condition. Few now really realize the dangers in flying. They demand landings on time regardless of weather or other conditions. They force the airlines to gamble and then blame the airline when a '' crash results. Airlines should educate the flying public to the real facts regarding flying;— that there is a risk involved, not in flying, but in landing. And the airlines should educate the public to accept decisions based on safety conditions whether the passenger is inconvenienced a bit by delay. The airlines should disregard the wishes of the passenger when safety conditions dictate such a situation. tDebate on Viet Nam ; The open debate on the war in Viet Nam is good, and is something unique in a democracy. In a dictatorship such a questioning would not only be out of the question but would lead to head rolling. «•• How and why this country got into the mess in Viet Nam is a question for the. entire country to be informed. The fact the draft is taking boys from all sections is ground enough to consider the position of the United States prior to the event as well as what the present situation is. Are the policies followed proper in our dealings with other countries and our commitments to the governments of these countries? That is the basic question. WE ARE COMMITTED in Viet Nam. We will have to go through with the war to a successful conclusion either by victory or by negotiation. There is no real question as to what we now must do in Viet Nam. But there is no reason why a debate should not be had on the manner in which we operated to find ourselves in such a situation. The alternatives of the past and the course chosen should be examined. If we goofed it's time for the public to know. Such an airing of all the maneuvers of the past could be a good guide in the future in our relations with other countries. If we are to be the policemen of the world then we should have conditions favorable to us in all respects as far as we can determine them. OUR COMMITMENTS with governments should be realistic. The regime in Viet Nam under which this country got so involved, was not a democracy as we know it. The people of this country should be aware the idea of free elections is not followed in most of these small uneducated countries. There is evidence neither the Viet Cong nor the Saigon government really represent the people of Viet Nam. Most are peasants, uneducated, and caring little about the government, merely wanting to be left alone. What must be understood is the real enemy is not the Viet Cong nor the Hanoi regime but the Red Chinese. We have chosen to fight on the Viet Nam ground against the Red Chinese brand of Communism. WHETHER THIS is the proper field is subject to debate by the congress and should be debated fully. And the administration should be frank within the confines of security in giving the facts. The suspicion is well founded the administration spokesmen have not been honest in their reports. Whether Secretaries Rusk and McNamara like it or not this is not their private war but one concerning all the people. And in this country the people as a whole have the right to know and the duty to find out. Flagrant A rather flagrant disregard of the law is indicated in the situation in southern Iowa where it is claimed postoffice positions were auctioned to the candidate most lojjfal to the democratic party. Loyalty in this case seems to be judged by money. One question was "What will you. give to the democratic party?" That's a bit brazen for even the most hard- bitten politician. While politics has been involved in most postoffice appointments at least a minimum of fairness should be observed if that is to be continued. Frankly it shouldn't make a bit of difference in delivering the mail whether an applicant is a democrat, republican or mugwump. bidding situation with towns offering more and more to get industry. There is a right way to attract the kind of industry that will be a benefit to the community in the long run. Most industry is morei interested in the personality climate of a community than in anything else. Legitimate industry can get money to build, and is not interested in what amounts to a bribe to locate a plant. Southern Iowa towns are in a desperate condition and must have industry or perish in this modern world. But it does seem a bit out of line to make an outright gift of $100,000 to get it. It smells too much of a bribe. Capitol Bribe A group of Leon businessmen contributed to a $100,000 gift to a Chicago manufacturer of lingerie to put a plant in that southern Iowa community. There were no strings attached, the money was to the firm and there was no commitment. The firm plans to build a plant and employ some 200 women. This is beyond what other communities in Iowa have done. Quite often communities have development organizations which seek industry for the town, but such a concession is not normal. In some instances the local group will build a plant, but it keeps ownership and rents to the industry. Algona has a development commission which has been active in seeking new industry and keeping the industry here satisfied. But it has operated with a limited budget, nothing like the $100,000 at Leon. The Iowa Development Commission does not approve of the Leon gift to an industry. It is a bad practice and cotUd lead to abuses in which only dummy plants are started and the industry pockets the money. Also there could develop an unhealthy Dismal (Recently the Advance reprin* ted a column of advice to teen* age girls written by Mrs. t)on (Dorothy) Reid in the West Des Moines Express, it contained excellent tac|t/ul advice Ithpuffh.t- fully given, tt brought this com,' merit from a teen-age girl which indicates never to sell the great number of teen-agers short. The exception is too often lamented without commendation for the much greater number. The Ad' vance.) "Dear Mrs. Reid, As a college freshman who receives the Express via her parents, I found your February 17th column most upsetting. Too many mothers do not realize that, by the time a girl is a dating teen-ager, it is too late to begin discussing sex — the time for talk is before a girl WIT BY IOWANS The architect who painted over the sheaves in the capitol blew up quite a storm over it. The decorations are in the dome and decorate what otherwise would be a blank wall. Frankly his choice of purple was a bit extreme for the wall. However he must replace it the way it was without the purple, and a stencil of the sheaves has been secured' The Iowa capitol is controversial among artists, but it is a magnificent building nevertheless. It is filled with murals and statues as well as lettering. It is well worth a visit for that alone. While it is 1880ish in styling that is the way it should be, for modernizing would be garish and a bit ridiculous for a grand old building. That Webster Grove television spectacular painted a dismal picture of teenagers. However more dismal was the attitude of the parents in the discussions. The saving fact is that Webster Grove is not a typical community. And youngsters of 16 do change their ideals and attitudes as they grow up. becomes involved, not after. A twelve year-old may Still be a child, but her body is maturing, and she needs to understand this and her emotions concerning it. It may be presumptuous, of me to offer "advice", for 1 still am a teen, but maybe that will make my word more accepted. My first piece of wisdom—dort't be in a hurry, It's not the end of the world to be dateless at fourteen, even though it may seem like it. You'll be able to enjoy the fun when it has become "old stuff" to others— when they have to turn to excessive sex to find thrills. My second point is: Respect yourself! If you don't a boy can't be expected to. But if you do show that you have self respect, a boy will behave. ac- Complied by John M. Henry, of "I Sow It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. cwdingly. The only way for him to behave like a gentleman is for you to be a lady. This all sounds pretty stuffy, but there are still many ways for fun. I am having the greatest time of my life, dating sev> eral different guys, and going lots of exciting places. CampUS life can be Sinful if you are, but it doesn't have to be. The choice is up to you. in other words, dateless early teens were worth the wait, and I'm sure marriage will some day be worth the wait, toot Mrs. Reid, for many reasons I don't wish my name published, but you may use quotes if you would like If you prefer not to quote anonymously, please use nothing at all. Sincerely," The Great "Never since the Indians collected scalps have there been'so many people running around with hair that isn't theirs". — Marengo dentist. ;' ;> ' " : 6t?i "The average American'may be jqQn.fiiscd;,as ; to his wife's birthday and how old the k^ds are; out just ask him when is the next pay day"-.-'—^ DwbUque teacher. M •£!!(.. j^-^ "Tuition in the School of Experien'ee runs more for the night courses". — Davenport editor. "During the coffee break, it's the one who -' watches the clock who's the boss". — Burlington, bus passenger. "The public services say life expectancy now is 69.7, which is a gain of some .7 of a year in'five years. That's enough for some half dozen more payments". — Sioux City car salesman. "Negotiations on the family vacation break down when the husband realizes that his wife has all day to lobby with the children". — Ottumwa minister. "The next big improvement on our highways could be beer cans that disappear with rain". — Clarinda grocer. "Wedding bells did 'break up . : that old gang of mine', but the boys are getting together again now, on evenings, down at the corner laudromat". ; — SCI 'graduate student. ,. . , ... , Kind words by Australia ah-answer to U.S. critics . (Paul Bunge in Osage Press) We Americans have become a much maligned people. We are used to almost daily denunciation of our foreign policy, our domestic policy, our race problem, and every other facet of our life. We hear • these words from without and within. They can be expected from countries from the communist bloc, but we still feel a shock to hear friends like France and England take after this or that part of our life. It hurts even worse when we see anti-something demonstrations occur almost daily from our own citizens. The effect almost gives us a nation-wide inferiority complex at times. The Viet Nam war hasn't helped the situation either. With this preface, the editorial below should make good reading and good feelings for Americans. We should realize that there are others who think the way we do, . .and that we are not so far off base as we are accused. The grim struggle for freedom in South Viet Nam was underlined for the American public last week. A casualty list of hundreds killed and wounded in the bitter fighting against the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese was released in Washington. It drew the attention of the world as well as the American public to the huge United States build-up in Viet Nam. America so far has committed more than 200,000 men to the struggle against Communist aggression. Do we in Australia fully realize what we owe to the United States? It is fashionable in many quarters to deride America, to exaggerate the occasional diplomatic gaffe, and to scoff at errors of judgment. But without the vast strength of America the free world today would fall like a ripe plum into the hands of communism. America today is the policeman of the world. How many people realize that she has under arms outside the United States more than one million servicemen? And that her police duties involve these far-flung responsibilities: West Germany, 250,000; France 50,000; United Kingdom, 35,0,00; Mediterranean, 35,000; Spain, 10,000; Italy, 10,000; West Berlin, 6,500; Azores, 1,900; Libya, 3,000; Turkey, 8,000; Thailand, 4,000; Philippines, 10,000; Pacific Fleet, 55,000; Okinawa, 50,000; Japan, 40,000; South Korea, 40,000; Greenland, 6,000; Iceland, 4,000; Caribbean, 20,000. But men of war are only one side of. the story. America's Peace Corps, serving in 46 countries, now has 15,000 volunteers, dedicated to the assistance and guidance of countries in need. The quest into space and nuclear research are costing the United States billions of dollars. But that outlay means that the free world is able to keep a jump ahead of the section of the world dominated by Moscow and Peking. Almost in a minor key mention has to be made of America's help in education, research, health, libraries and technical training. And although she has millions under arms, she is working for peace as demonstrated by her proposals oh disarmament, nuclear test ban treaty, the treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in outer space, and the work on peaceful uses of atomic energy. The tasks and responsibilities of the United States are almost terrifying in their magnitude. We in Australia, like all free men, should thank God for the protection and friendship of the United States, and its contribution throughout the world to the cause of peace. —Sydney (Australia) Telegraph. Inflation (Neil Maurer in Laurens Sun) President Johnson's "guns and butter too" philosophy— embarking on all manner of social welfare projects while waging a costly war—is sure to bring on increased inflation. What will be the result? The Portland Oregonian recently had this pertinent comment: "The truth is that inflation and the government's vast spending to help the poor have already created a new level of poverty above the old. Ask anyone whose welfare or veterans benefits have been cut back because of' the other-pocket addition of Social Security benefits. Ask anyone struggling on i fixed income in retirement. There has been created a new class of poor." There will be more new dfes- ses of poor as time goes on, if present inf&tion-breedMg policies prevail. This is a problem that now confronts Congress. (C, P. Wood* tn Sheldon Mall) We are still naive enough to be shocked at the taeticf used by President Johtisoti in toiVUig the presidential yacht put b*ck into operating; condition. The di» verting of funds for this pttf- pose, with an attempt at secrecy, was not only unworthy from the standpoint of any ethical in* dividual, but is unwojrthy al- Most beyond comprehension in this case. Moreover, the attempt at secrecy, implying either the necessity or the desirability of such secrecy, indicates a mighty poor opinion of the public on the part of all those involved, including the President himself. We do not believe that this vast and wealthy land would begrudge its President the use of an official yacht or all the pri vate airplanes he might need. There was a presidential ya cht, the Mayflower, in use by other Presidents; as far as we know this may hive> be*i ttfr same one used by etseitftoiW* and Kennedy. No objecttoh « any particular naiUre ha^bMA made to such use in the pifc' , It Seems hard to believ* tfctt the public would be either fli* gardiy or even ill-hatufed ili'i matte* such as this. Arfcr M we are concerned, considering the style in which the heads bf considerably lesser stated ife accustomed to keep themselves —quite often at our expdnite-^ the President of the United States is entitled to ft mighty fine yacht, and it shouldn't be necessary to use any form of trie* kery to get it. , , Besides this, of course, there remaihs the very unpl«*Sa<it thought that if our current President thinks it necessary to resort to the tactics displayed here for such an unimportant matter, What on earth kind of tactics are being used to put over some of the big political and economic maneuvenngs? (Pat Gallagher in Belmond Independent) One is left to wonder, sometimes, just where the average hard-working, self-reliant, taxpaying American figures in the thinking of the theoreticians who are mapping out the future of our Great Society. It's a dead cinch that this "typical" individual cuts a small figure, is expected to be grateful for such crumbs as may be left over when his less ambitious and conscientious brethren are looked after, and can expect censure if he has the audacity to cast a quizzical eye at any of the goings-on. What has us stirred up is President Johnson's proposal that the school milk fund be slashed from $103 million to $21 million for the coming school year; and that school lunch funds be cut from $202 million to $183 million. In addition, $6.5 million of the lunch appropriation would be earmarked for "needy" schools (Iowa has TWO such schools!), so the cut in appropriation to all practical purposes would be $25.5 million. These are "chicken feed" figures, federally speaking. Provable waste in any number of government practices, could — and HAS; — run far "over the amounts herein involved without prompting any great furore in Washington circles. But "the average guy" is a gent without a lobby; and it's confidently assumed by LBJ and his advisors that a few million diverted from the use of that dumbcluck, John Q. Taxpayer, will evoke no protest of political significance. Iowa ranks llth among the 50 states in student participation in the federal school lunch program. Our schools have been receiving four cents reimbursement per lunch. To say that the figure will have to be reduced by a penny per lunch, if Johnson's recommendation is accepted, doesn't sound very impressive. But with about 300,000 lunches served daily in Iowa, that's $3,000 per day — or $540,000 for the school year. Back here in the corn-n-hog state, a half million dollars still amounts to money. Reimbursement on milk has amounted to four cents per half- pint toward the (local) cost of five cents. This permits a price to the student of only two cents. If the appropriation slash goes through, the federal subsidy will help only those children whose parents are so poor as to be "unable" to pay the full cost of the milk. Even without these new proposals, school lunch programs have been having difficulty making ends meet. There has been less food available in the form of government commodities (for example, Uncle Sam hasn't been having to buy meat to support prices). It all adds up to tough sledding for the school lunch programs if LBJ's appropriation cuts are voted by Congress. And the local school tax burden has become heavy enough, without the federal government adding to it. Many Iowa schools have introduced the "closed noon hour" (such as followed in our schools here), with the entire school day geared in quite a degree to the noon hot lunch. A quite large proportion of the students are getting more nourishing meals than they would: at home — and most certainly more nourishing than the pop and potato chip diet that too often sufficed for all too many pupils before the- school lunch era. As hepped as the Great Society proponents clajm to be regarding good health and strong bodies, their attitude on school lunete* is bird to understand. ALGONA K OS S U T N C O U N T Y A D V A M C I Published by the Advance Publishing Co., 'Mondays and Thursdays, ' offices ond shop, 124 'North Thorington St., Alaona, .Iowa. .50511 1 • . •_ Editor and publisher, Duane E. .Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chnschllles. NATIONAL NEWSPAM* ADVANCE SUMCRIFTION RATE , One Year in County .and to nearest post office outside of County Six months in County and to -nearest post office ;J, : Year outside County, ond, to other than nearest outside, P.O.s ----»7.0p All rights to matter published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature, advertising, or: other, and repr«duc- tion in any "manner is prohibited except by'.written-permission' of the publishers of the Algona' 1 Kossuth County Advance in each instance. All manuscripts, .articles, or pictures are sent at the owners ,rlsk, eeeee»eeeeeee»»ee»eee»«ee»»«»»e»»eM»e«e»eee«eee« 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 x BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance 109 i North Dodge , INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor . 120 N. Moore t _;;Mpn.;-. Wed. ? IW._ ,..,. BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge, St. Polio Insurance' , Ph. 295-5443J > ';, Home—Automobile-i-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 Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEPS * GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 2955529 or 295-3111 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 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIiLD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 395-3743 Phone 295-3971 DR. M. R. BALDWIN . Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 , 295-3309 Office Houn: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:90-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:SO-12:00 Farm Management CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY• N. D«*t* ats-ani Dr. L. L. SNYOfR 113 East State Si. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT iUIEAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona 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. Mfcore St. Office Phone 295-2349 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. 9, Residence Phone 299-2335 DEAN f. KOOi, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 230 N. Dodge, Algonr Office Phone 295-5400 Dentists DR. J. i. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LEROY p. STRQHMAN 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KiVIN NASH, p,D.f. m n

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