Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 24, 1966 · Page 18
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 24, 1966
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Kq3suth County Advanc^J ^A ^frU» II mt ,M* JL |C Farewell letter from a delinquent Nailfor business coffin ' - ' ^^ ' V£ A t i A life _ „ „ . i ak ii A , A K ., ^ THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1966 .. A,-....,,.,-..,- .-.v^..-.,..,...!-..-,..;;,.........--^.^- v,.| . ,.,,,.. .,.,,. Minimun Wage Proposals by labor uttiorts to for minimum wage laws do not take ihtb consideration the problem faced .by eftk- ployers for those who want to learn : It trade. The minimum wage now foir industry is $1.25 per hoUr to be paid whether the 1 employe does anything useful or not. The unions want this boosted to $1.75 and some spokesmen even call for $2 an hour minimum. What this really results in is the eift- ployer pays overtime to his employes who are trained rather than spend time and money training a new employe who cah not produce enough to justify his pay. ALSO CONSIDERED by the employer in training programs is that the employer is paying trained men to spend time with the new employe getting him started right. Thus there is a double expense, to thfe employer— one because the new man can not produce, and the other because it takes time of trained men. • Actually the minimum wage law does not do much of benefit to those who have regular work. Few wage scales in industry dip that low except perhaps for clean-up people and other unskilled occasional help. When wages get too high for employers to pay something must give, and it is the employer who is forced to cut down on work or even go out of business. ONl NOlLlM faced with tne4iit& tttiiht tofcte law is the escalation of WaKeS. For examplfe wheti the $1.25 inlnlmtM wage taw went into effect there were pebble employed in a plant at $1 per hour, others more valuable at $1.25 and others at $1,50. When the $1 jiefr hour thin was advanced to $1.25 to combly With the law the person who had been getting $1.25 demanded $1.50; and. the 81.50 man wanted $1.75. THiS Of course must be passed on to the bUyer of the product manufactured iti sUcti a plant. Ahd the same is true iti every instance when production costs co up. . , THE ONLY ANSWER the employer has if he has keen competition is to automate .his production lines and eliminate as much hand work as possible. if an employer can get a machine to replace five men he can afford to pay the one Who operates that machine more money; But in the meantime four men are out of work, replaced by the machine. .And frankly, all men are not equal in ability. Some are not worth the minimum wage how. To boost it could have the effect of eliminating the jobs of those who are worth only $1.25 an hOtir ,pr whose job produces only, sufficient to pay that wage. < Upset over Viet Nam There is no question the country is upset by the situation in Viet Nam and also the feeling is prevalent that the American people are not being told all the facts of that unhappy situation: One effect of the McClellan committee's hearings is to increase the feeling that there could be something wrong in our approach to the problem, not only in the past but right now. The impression is the administration people who appeared were less than frank in their testimony and that they were in effect hiding something. , , :, . OF COURSE this questioning is the strength of the democratic or republican form of government. Such public questioning would be unthinkable in a country ruled by a dictator. ? : However the rumblings of discontent over the situation should not be ignored by the administration. President Johnson appears almost nightly on television news broadcasts with his homey little comments on minor questions. But the president takes the position that "father knows best" arid it is not necessary to let the people in oh the facts of life as regards the war in Viet Nam. PARTISAN POLITICS is certain to rear its ugly head in such a situation and with the off-year elections coming up this fall the president and the democratic party could be in for a rude shock if the discontent is expressed in votes. There has been too much soothing syrup passed out and too little of the real reasons we are fighting in that jUngle country. If we are fighting China, as is indicated, have we picked the best ground on which to fight? Do the Viet Nam people themselves support us or do we actually have a puppet government of oUr choosing which does not have the support of the people? LAST WEEK there were admittedly 100. American lives lost in Viet Nam, and many hundreds were wounded. There are already some 250,000 Americans there and the president and secretary of defense have boldly hinted at doubling or even tripling that number. This is developing into a major war and its not a police action. Committing that number of men to battle demands a full explanation to the American people. If we goofed in the past let's admit it and get on with the job. If we are making a mistake now let's admit it and correct it. the American people are entitled to know all of the facts and reasons we are fighting in Viet Nam. It is the American people who are being asked to send their youth into battle. Right The problems encountered in the Gemini 8 flight brought back the excitement of the original trip into space by John G^enn. The continued successes hive ta- k|n'..Sortie of the feeling of danger away frbri/the flights. Also emphasized by the flight was the necessity of double control systems so if one went out another was available, The astronauts were able to use the second control and get back safely to earth. We have become a bit blase about the flights. We have had successes and no astronaut has been lost in space. But this does show that it could be disastrous. Rumor has it there are Russians who never came back from space. Explained? Dr. Howard Bowen, president of the university at Iowa City, has come forth with an explanation of the guaranteed an* nual wage proposal made by a group he headed. He says the intent was not to give everyone an annual gift of $3000 a yepr whether they worked or not. It was dj- signed he said to help families without 4 breadwinner. He said if work is demanded for pay from these split families iiiey would be left out. His group, he said, merely asked con.' gress to look into some such kind of pro* posal of an income tax in reverse. Jf family income fell below a certain average the government would make up the difference. Frankly there seems to be a tot of hair-splitting in the explanation. Dr. Bowen said he does not believe in giving more welfare for less, but such a proposal would re=nit in just that if carried to its normal political conclusion. Once people are given something for nothing they come to expect it to be increased and instead of a gift it become a right which is enforced by votes of recipients at the polls for the candidate who promises the most for the least. Any policy which requires the government to give something away free, for nothing, is bound to attract the kind of people who like that way of living, And as is the case in the aid to dependent children, there is often collusion among couples to get a divorce to qualify for aid, but to continue to live together. Making welfare a way of life is too common now, To have a guaranteed annual wage would merely increase the tendency of people to get on the free gravy train. Frankly maybe a little more encouragement for those who help themselves without government aid is needed. These are the people who earn money and who pay taxes to support the welfare programs. But they are the forgotten people in these kind of schemes. Fortunate It is fortunate the navy and the midget submarines finally found that H-bomb lost off the coast of Spain. If it had not been found there would always be a suspicion it might go off sometime. ' ' The air force has stressed the bomb was not armed. That means the triggering device was not attached and therefore it could not be exploded. But such assurances do not take away all fear of an explosion for nations have been known to be somewhat less than truthful when it served their purposes. Basketball The Algona high school basketball team is to be congratulated on the trip to the state tournament even if the team didn't get past the first game. It is not often a town the size of Algona can produce a state tourney team and it is more remarkable that the school has sent two teams in the past three years. After ail being one of the eight top teams in the state isn't peanuts. A letter from a 16-year-old juvenile delinquent to his parents: (appeared in several papers.) Dear Polks: . Thank YOU for everything, but i am going to Chicago and try and start some kind of hew life. You asked -hie why I did thoiie thirtgis and why 1 gave you 86 much trouble, and the answer is easy for me to give yoU, but t am wondering if you Will understand. Remember when 1 was about 6 br 7 arid I used to want you to jUst listen to me? I remeth- ber all the nice things you gave hie for Christmas and my birthday and 1 was real happy with the things for about a week at a tlhte 1 got the things, bUt the rest of the time during the year I really didn't want presents. Just wanted all the time for you to IJSTEN to me like I was Sbntebody who FELT things. BUt ybli said you were busy. Mom you are a wonderful cook, and you had everything so clean and you were tired s6 much from doing all those things that made you busy. Bui you knoW something mom? t Would have liked crackers and peinUt butter just as Well—if you had sat down With me a little While during the day and said to me "Tell me all about it so 1 can maybe help you understand." , And when Donna came I couldn't Understand why every one made so much fuss because* 1 didn't think it was my fault that her hair is curly and her teeth so White and she doesn't have to wear glasses with such thick lenses. Her grades were better too, weren't they? If Donna ever has any children, I hope you will tell her to just pay some attention to the one Who doesn't smile very much because that will be the one who is crying inside. rtrtflArwywftwww^ WIT BY IOWANS Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" in McColl's Magazine. "You can get more attention by succumbing to temptation than by resisting, if that's what you want". — Clarinda druggist. "An advantage, of being married is the immediate knowledge of any mistake you make", — MftTison veterinarian. "Every boy who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog will be fed regularly". — Fairfield bus driver. "A home town is a place where everyone who leaves is a success". — Council Bluffs chemist. "If mankind really does'profit by his mistakes, what a honey of a future we have coming up!!!" — Waterloo airport clerk. "Having daughters is a delight. When you spend money on them for clothes or shoes, you really get something worth looking at. . .not just a suit and a pair of size 12 gunboats. And they are pleasant to have around, because they cook and do dishes, and they are graceful and., smell nice, and they are forever doing their hair, which is pleasant". — From father of two girls, Oskaloosa: .: "Is there a more satisfactory smug little personal satisfaction than that which comes" when you see your child do. a nice courtesy of manners and you know exactly where the little mimic got it!!" — Mt, Pleasant mother. Things now the world defies imagination (Pat Gallagher in Bclmond Independent) ' It's taken for granted these days that the time is not very far off when, men will tramp across the rnobn's surface. The Russians just recently landed a space missile on Venus; and last year Uncle Sam sneaked a peek at Mars from "only" 8,000 miles away. It's getting mighty difficult to stretch the human imagination beyond the point of acceptance. Anymore, the trick seems to be to dream up previously inconceivable things to do. If the mind is capable of thinking up the stunt, the doing of it more often than not comes down to a matter of time. What leads us to contemplate this state of affairs passingly is an item which caught our eye, reprinted from a New York newspaper of 101 years ago. It stated: "A man has been arrested in Brooklyn, for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people, claiming he can make a device which, will convey the human voice, at any distance, over metallic wires. Well informed persons know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires; and that were Pocketbook hit (Dorothy Reid in Weit Dec Mointt Express) Taxes, taxes, taxes! If things keep on the way they are now we will have this country in worse shape than it has ever been. I can't understand the administration's attitude on taxes, unless it is trying to buy votes, but the way I hear it the votes are more apt to go the other way. Taxes reduced on the one hand and triply added on the other make people suspicious, and furious. There is an, old adage or whatever you want to call it: "Hit a man in his pocketbook and you see trouMe in a hurry." If the present situation continues the Republicans are apt to win, no matter whom they nominate and this wouldn't b© good. Tliis next election puts a it possible, the thing would be of ho practical value." So much for sober judgment in the year 1865. Now, a thriving business has been established on the service of bouncing electronic voice and picture transmissions off of a man-launched satellite — a human-made "star". For more than half the century that has elapsed since the New York journalist scoffed at transmitting voice by wire, the trick has been done through thin air; and for nearly 20 years, the sound has been accompanied by pictures. Now, our scientists receive by lately devised contrivances electronic sounds from the spheres that started their way earthward billions of years ago. And some highly respected as- tronomists suggest that among these etheral sounds are pulsar tions of such perplexing regularity that they may well be (or may well have been) of intelligent origin. And nobody laughs. Perhaps it could be appropriately said that one of man's greatest advancements in the past 100 years has been in coming to know how little he knows —and in learning how very much more there is to learn. greater burden on the Republican candidates this fall than ever before in our history so if we are smart we will nominate men who are qualified in evcsry way to act and serve as statesmen, not just politicians. The government giveth, and the government taketh away, and right now it seemeth to me that the government, local, state and federal, is takingeth away more than it is givingeth. Dizzy (C. P. Wood* in Sheldon M-il) As might have been expected, Iowa is receiving a certain amount of insolent criticism because of its Supreme Court's decision in the Mark Painter case. Speaking from the dizzy heights of east and west coast superiority, the critics blame the Court's decision on their idea of stuffy, narrow-minded backwoods iowa morality. And when she's about to bake six doten cookies to make sure that the kids don't want to tell Her aBbut a dream or hope or something, because thoughts are Important to small kids even tHoUgh they don't hive so many words to use When they tell about what they have inside. I think that all the kids who are doing do many things that grown-ups are tearing out their hair about are really looking for somebody that will haVe time to listen a few minutes and wtio really and truly will treat thehi as they Would a grown-up who might be Useful to them. You knoW— polite to them. If yOti folks had even said to me "Pardon me" when you inter- rUpted me, I'd have dropped dead,. I've got to find somebody with time because I've got things I want to talk about. Love to all, YoUr Son Indignation needed (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) Recently our minister preached oh the subject of "Righteous Indignation." In it he said that it was a good thing for us to have some righteous indignation and to express it at the injustices and wrongs that are evident in our world. Well if you want to get filled clear up to the neck with Righteous Indignation over the way our federal government is and has been operating we suggest you read Clark Mohlenhoff's new book. "Despoilers of Democracy." It is truly a shocker and we don't see how he can escape several libel suits even though he documents every one of the transgressions which he relates in the book. Mohlenhoff is a reporter on the Washington bureau for the Cowles publications, including the Des Mpines Register and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He has made an enviable record on his job, specializing in graft and corrupt practices of federal officials. We have also heard it said that the republican party^ wa&.con- . sidering using it for campaign purposes. If they do they are going to have to skip over the first one-fourth of the books which details the corrupt acts of George Humphrey, Secretary of the Treasury under President Eisenhower and Sherman Adams, special assistant to Eisenhower. The Humphrey family profited by $5 million dollars from a shady deal which Mr. Humphrey managed to manipulate for the benefit of the Hanna company of which his family were large stockholders. Republicans can take some consolation in the fact that Pres. Eisenhower was not aware of What Humphrey or Adams were doing and that he took immediate action against them when he did find out. He did not try to cover for them and defend them as has President Johnson for the crooks in his administration. Most of the book details the corrupt and dictatorial actions of political appointees of President Johnson although Kennedy men come in for plenty of trouble. Again however Pres. Kennedy did not try to cover up but did order full investigation when the corruption was discovered. But not LBJ. He not only tries to cover up but he aids and abetts any necessary action on the part of his administration to cover, stop or to whitewash, the investigations of his political appointees. The whole power of the presidential office is brought to bear whenever Johnson or his associates want to discredit or stop an investigation that is hurting him politically. And the Johnson family is involved in actions that most of us would not accuse a city level political boss of trying to carry out. You must remember that all of these charges are documented by either Congressional hearings or court action. Put together in one package in this book we will guarantee that you will get a lot of "Righteous Indignation." In his conclusion Mr. Mohlenhoff says that no matter how one sided Congress gets and how much of rubber stamp it is supposed to be there are always members of both, parties on the investigating committees and by tJie constitution the Congress does have the power to investigate the administrative department. And it is the last real hope of the people in a democratic form of government to protect them from corrupt men. tWaukan Demecftt) A new bill has recently been introduced into Congrew, th« number is H R, 8282, and It ifl just another nail being hammered into the coffin of small business (the small town merchant) if it is passed, , The bill is to expand the fed' eral-State unemployment compensation system, introduced by Rep. Mills of Arkansas. Under this bill approximately fivfe million more Workers Would comte under the law. The states .wOuld pay benefits for 26 weeks, and the federal government could continue payments for another 26 weeks. Please note this; firms with one or more workers would be brought into the system. It would also double employers' federal and state unenv ployment taxes and increase the present taxable wage base from $3,000 to $6,600 by 1971. Every state would have to pay at least 26 weeks benefits (Iowa Already is) for no mote than 20 weeks work ... and pay 26 Weeks more benefits directly front federal funds. The bill would compensate (wit only workers who lost jobs, bUt those Wh6 Voluntarily quit, those properly discharged for misconduct and those who refuse to accept suitable reerti- ploytheht This was not the aim of unemployment compensation as originally proposed. This can cost a firm with ten employees nearly $1,500 additional for one year. Where Will this money come .from? Either front /the firm's profits or the additional cost that must be added on Which the customer will have to pay, Add this bill to the other nails already in the coffin (raises in social security plus medi- care Which the employer has to match) include that other nail about to be driven in, $1.75 minimum Wage, and the coffin Will be sealed tight for hundreds of small town merchants. AL60NA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE Published by the Advance Publishing Co.,, Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorinaton St., Algpna. • Iowa. 50511 Editor and: publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAFJ UsSbcf ADVANCI SUBSCRIPTION MATE One Year in .County arid to nearest post office outside of County $5.00 Six months in ,C9untyj and. to 'nearest post, office — $3.50 Year ; outside County, ohdt to'other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 '.."• • •','• '•]•' ,-'.!i'-Wti.''.'iV' • v •. , ' ..' , 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; ore ;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 $102,000,000 Worth of insurance In force. A home Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbtt RICHARD A. MOEN Reoresentine FEDERATED INSURANCE ;• Modern one-step Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - Life 295>5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Acjency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS ft GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All TVOM of Insurance Ph. 2955529 or 2953111 ALGONA Ontometrfcts Dr, HAROLD W. IRICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 295-2198 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J, KINOFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Dr. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 395,271$ Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA CHiropractors DR. 6. D. ARNOLD : Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Itt. ~": 9, aim.--:5 p.m.- ' Phone 295-3171 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractnt; Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hotiri: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:90-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 Fijrin Management CARUON Mrm MANAGEMENT COMPANY U'/i N. Dod«* Ph. 2VS-2S91 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 if Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M.P. Clinic Bldg. , J09 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN f. KQQI, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Podge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 CREDIT BUREAU KQf f UTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 Algoni Di. J- I. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E, State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LEROY I. STROHMAN Pentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, D.D.S. E. Cftf 295-5108 Algona

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