Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 7, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 7, 1966
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FIT AT Kossuth •L t THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1*66 Nuts Iowa hai been taking a beating from the ultra liberals and some others over... the Painter case in which a boy was award* ed to the maternal grandparents rather than the father. The state supreme court reversed a lower court ruling which had given the boy to the father's custody. The mother of the boy had;died, and the father had turned the boy over to the maternal grandparents as life did not feel he could provide a home? for a boy of that age. ' Later the father remarried, and then sought to claim the boy who.'had lived with his grandparents a couple of years. IN HEARING THE CASl the state supreme court felt the boy woUld be better off in the grandparents' home and: gave the court's reasons which pointed out a bohemian life the father led as{comp«red[ with the middle-class home offered by the grandparents. , " The court's decision in its language let the ultra liberals and the eastern ;so- p,histicated writers have a heydey with lampooning the state of Iowa and its citizens as being dullards, country bumpkins and the like; In the first place the state supreme court had the facts and listened to the evidence in the case, Thefie 1 detractors of Iowa had nothing but the decision to mull over for their conclusions. Maybe the language used by the court was at fault giving the wrong impression but as far as an average person is concerned the reasons made sense. c THERE'S NOTHING WRONG with Iowa or lowans. As a matter of fact a lot of lowans man the industries of the nation, the army and' navy, marines and air force, and as far as so-called culture; is concerned lowans are also recognized. Such big names as Meredith Willson, Jeon Seaberg, Johnny Carson, Andy' Williams, Donna Reed, and' a number of others are not ashamed to admit they come- from. Iowa—4n fact seem a bit proud of it in their publicity. Also there are such' names as Chiefc Justice! .Warren who when campaigning for vice-president admitted an Iowa residence, Gardner "Mike" Cowles iof magazine and newspaper fame, Clark Mblletiv hoff,, the columnist who also has written soffit books; andf many others have beeh lowans. Iowa has Uttle theater, art centers in its, cities, and broadway plays and even ballet,has done well in performances here with, crowded Iowa theaters. ' FRANKLY IOWA is getting a bit tired of these professional culture experts; liberals; and nose-tumer-uppers picking on the;state and its people as being backward dolts. '• • •'.. .v,V:; ; : ; : (.:••' ',. Iowa has had the first atomic energy research laboratory at Ames, has had a part in the space programs through the state' university, and rockets have carried Iowa-made and Iowa-conceived scientific apparatus into space. .Iowa has even had its draft-card burner,,, marchers in demonstrations) and the off-beat bearded protesters against anything; It's nothing to be proud of but it seems some writers think this indicates culture-^-of a kind. ;. As far as Iowa is concerned perhaps the remark made by the colonel in the Battle of the Bulge in his reply to a demand he surrender is appropriate. "Nuts". (If these detractors want to accept the term as personally descriptive it's fine by lowans.) Time for a change The defiance of the court order ;:by; the railroad unions shows a lack of concern for government by the raikoad unions and is an example of some of the thinking by the labor moguls of this counr try. The fir^ was the New York Transit union which defied the courts, the dbir, the people, and anyone who even .dared to disagree with the union demands. „ Now the railroad fireman's union is seeking to upset rulings against it bv. every labor board, investigator, tribunal and what have you. For some eight years the firemen have known they are feather-bed- dihg and have been warned that it must stop sometime. The latest dead-line h$s expired, but the firemen still seek to get their do-nothing rides in the engine cab and get paid for it. A FEDERAL COURT ordered the strike halted, and only 30 minutes before the court set for fines the union president set out telegrams to call off the strike, However for some time the pickets still marched and the trains did not run. The excuse was the telegrams had not reached the local bosses hence they were not "officially" notified the strike was called off. This despite the constant reporting on radio and television, with interviews with the. railroad union; head-him' on ;the screen telling the strike was The time has certainly come to break up the huge trusts formed by the unions particularly in the transit field. The country depends too much on the railroads and trucks for its existence these days to have the industry and the public at the mercy of the whims of a labor leader more interested . in his personal! aggrandisement than;in" ! SCTvi^i hi o«Br:3r ,-r WHEN A LABOR ORGANIZATION defies the courts it's high time the courts act firmly and not be talked out of it afterwards. This was done in the New York transit strike when penalties assessed against the union were dropped after the strike had ended with an outrageous giving in to the union. Strikes now are against the . public and the congress should recognize that fact. Congressmen should have the intestinal fortitude to vote the betterment of the people instead of their vote-getting. kowtowing to union leaders. ; < THE ATTITUDE of the president (of all of the people) in the New York strike and again in this instance is not in the best interest of the entire country. The president hasn't been backward in knock- ngi down business interests trying to raise prices. He should be just as concerned over labor trying to do the same thing. Years ago the big business trusts were busted because of their "public be damned" attitude. History is reneatine that slogan with the Unions now the culprits. Gimmick Both the state of Iowa and the federal government are engaged in, tax col leoting gimmicks to improve the present financial situation without having to boost taxes. The new tax withholding rates are aimed at those with the medium and larger incomes and will take more of the paycheck beginning the first of May; (Isn't May-Day the big communist celebration?) This will pour more money into the national treasury with the idea it would be coming in anyway next year, Thus the taxpayer will be wooding up his taxes for last year and also for this year at an increased rate. Nothing is being said about whit will happen next year when the money coUec* ted this year isn't coming in. However it must be noted this is an election year. Next year won't be, and a tax increase is almost certain. Iowa is having a double collection this year also with withholding taking taxes this year as well as lowans paying last year's income tax. This double taxation results in a big windfall for Iowa's treasury. : Thus Iowa's financial picture looks bright— for this an election year, but the fapt remains lowans are paying tuxes for tiro years at once. There is now 9 political row over 9 surplus, with the administration poohpooh- ijjg any big surplus. However the fact remains two-year's taxes are coming* in this ytsr snd if there isn't a big surplus then Economic (M. t. Crabbv In Eagle Grove Eigle) Apparently they have changed the economic principles One learned in studying them sdme 37 years ago, because today points to opposite ideas. ;... Mere are some of the reports thit are being given us in daily hews stories and in such miga- zines as Time. They just don't add up. t We are told that the federal government is spending more and more money, pumping millions more into the economic life of the country every day, Taxes in all areas are higher with most of it going into public services and thus into the ecjon- omy. Personal savings are at an ail time high making money available to the public through commercial lending agencies. The state of Iowa has an 'unspent balance of $203 million with a calculated reserve • of over $30 million and is still collecting a double income tax this year that bids fair to increase these; -undreamed of totals in the 'state treasury. This makes it possible for the state to, invest this money at high interest rates for more increases of urtspent money. • fice proudly claim they are not raising taxes, Of course they're not—but they are making it inevitable that taxes must be raised in the future. They are spending next year's tax income today. Refreshing Dr. C. Edwin Gilmour has resigned as head of the war on poverty in Iowa. While he was in office it was a good source of news, for Dr. Gilmour has not been loath to express himself without fear or favor. He has been controversial and undoubtedly the powers that be in the state and in the federal agency will breathe a sigh of relief at his leaving, for probably a new man will be more circumspect in observing protocol of federal procedure. However those who like their politics on the gory side will miss him, for he didn't pull anv punches even when he knocked himself out. It was refreshing while he lasted to have a government official say what he thought whether it was agreeable or discreet. These little tax gimmicks are to bring in the money and let those in of- Iowa will be on the national daylight time schedule from April 24 until October 30 this year by federal law. It supercedes the Iowa law fixing later starting and earlier closing dates. It's just one more example of how Big Brother is talcing over in this eeun- Jjrjr. Soon th£ states will be oo more laical courthouses to collect taxes for federal government. Wages are going up tm! ,Uie federal government is planning to hike the minimum wage by more than 10%' in spite of their 3.2,% wage-price guide line. Wholesale price* have be? en edging up. faster than retail- era and processors t can keep even>with...r- %n.^i'':' '.v.;--:,:;,-: The federal reserve board ral> ses the discount rate presuma* bly to protect us front inflation and the banks in turn are forced to raise interest, rates to meet this additional cost plus .having to pay more Interest for,; per* sonai savings to meet competition. .;•• :.'....• .,' , .-,,;...• ,;•;.;:,; J;We could add ai great many more examples of, opposites; in action to accomplish the. same goal which is presumably to head! off inflation. And of course inflation, is a. result of too much money in individuals hands competing} for the goods and services available. At least that is what they told us. An article in Time .this week says'that,there is a shortage of money and this is causing the tight money market. Vet every bank statement that one, sees of our own local banks and some of, the biggest in the state and nation, show deposits at «n «H time high, substantial* ly -so, " Firm market prices have been generally good all year and htm product Has'brought prices th»t made it possible for almost all formers to show a profit again. Consequently farmers tre Spending money again* paying debts and buying new equipment. '•'• :i ' : v '-••<•• •'• 'iy i: ;" the same Time magazine list' ed several requests for loans in the form of bond 'sales have been withdrawn because Of the tight money market', costing , more interest than they are wit ling to pay. It also lisited plans . of several of the biggest companies to scale down their plans for expansion because of the .tight money market. Building; projects of all kinds are either being cancelled or delayed because of the tight money: Inflation and; all of the signs that point to an inflationary situation mean that there is too much money available for spending; including bank deposits and yet here we 1 are facing a tight: money market (not eno-.. ugh money available) that, is throwing a wet rag on growth ' and expansion plans. You figure it Out—we can't. WIT BY IOWANS Compiled by John M. Henry of "I Sow 'It, In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. "Many a wife has helped her husband to the top of the ladder, only to conclude that the picture would look better over on that 'wall, af(er all". — Clarinda baker. "If s not right to marry a man for his money, but some times that is the only way you can get it". — : Fort Dodge PTA meeting. "Acquiring wisdom can be distressing; what's silly now used to be fun". — - Ottumwa bankers' conference. "A groom need not pout about being left out 6} the publicity .about the wedding. He could get into the paper, 'page One and everything, by simply staying away from the wedding". — Fort Dodge wedding rehearsal. "A 'perfect husband is onetabout whose improvement there is no hurry". — Cedar '"Rapids husband. "The kindergartner of ,1^66, learning his alphabet by association, intoned 'A is for atom, B is for breafcdoum of conference, C l 'is for countdown' ". — Davenport minister. • . "A halo can get to be have to explain it". —.Ames a nuisance if you "You' "iaorry'f'and worrW>liiboui""ar "drought, ' but finally the rains come, ai$ then the dresser drawers start stickmg again", — 'Mason City jeweler. ' , 'I ... :v:v^-;-^v . }:, Changing televisio^ programs (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lak* Pilbt-Tribuh*) With surprise and a certain amount of chagrin, we read that the TV networks have been cri- stake., The networks believed that an earth-shaking event such as this would and should be i covered b the entertainment me- ticized for sidetracking sched- dia, True, it was all more or uled shows the other night to less 4me consuming because of rfivm 4:t«A t4vm£k in 4Vt<n? flamini a/4_ V.iViA, • • •i*'<ir>«>t n i 11111 f\t ilic^ urllQi" Ha/i give the time to the 1 Gemini adventure. We quote from a New York Associated Press dispatch which reads: "The three national television networks were deluged Wednesday night with telephone calls from persons protesting the cancellation, of entertainment shows for news of the emergency Gemini splashdown." The NBC alone reported moire than 3,000 calls of protest because it substituted the gallant battle that our two astronauts were making 180 miles in the air. , Some complainers were followers of "Batman." Others wanted to see the Bob Hope show. A large contingent was interested in "Lost in Space," How shallow can we Americans get? Here was a thrilling uncertainty of just what had happened. But we believe that the networks were entitled to praise for their attempts to record for the world a strange and historical event. . ,'.•"."•. i '.-.r i .-, • . We assume that Cannel 4 at Sioux City has come in for criticism because it turned the station over to the basketball tournaments at Des Moines, Sure; we missed Lawrence Welk two Saturday nights, but we can see Lawrence about every week. A basketball tournament comes once a year. We admit to be enough interested in our kids to watch .these exciting cage struggles. We regard* it a privilege. At the same time, we realize that for a channel to thus depart from its scheduled programs requires what we term courage. If a basketball tournament is (N*il Mauiwr in Laurcns Sun) A new minimum wage bill was introduced in Congress last week, aimed 1 at raising wage levels and > extending coverage. National Newspaper Association members attending a Government Relations Workshop were ,given a preview of the bill's provisions by its author, Congressman John H. Dent of Pennsylvania, immediately after it had been introduced. He explained that he plans a $1.40 rate effective Feb. 1, 1967, with a second step to $1.60 on the same date in 1968. He did not say so, but it is understood the White House and organized labor will go along with it. Dent admitted, the bill exceeds , the White House "guide, lilies" which are supposedly set up to avoid inflation. Actually, an arbitrary boost in wages that is not accompanied by'gWtos-WptOdUotion must ; produce one certain result- higher prices, more inflation. And the burdens of inflation fall heaviest on people of small means. It becomes a matter of putting more money into one pocket, and then taking it or a greater amount out of another pocket in the form of increased living costs. In addition, wage increases which are not accompanied by higher worker production compel employers to reduce their labor force to a minimum. There are' businesses which have room for beginners, the unskilled, the marginal and part-time workers—as wages go up the opportunities for employment are curtailed. As a result, many persons are denied the chance to gain experience which would qualify them for more responsible and better-paying jobs. It is true that the law can be used to fix wages at any level. But it can't create the jobs to go with the higher pay. The result, of course, is inflation. And inflation is when people who have saved for a rainy day get soaked. Don Reid's Easter bunny undertaking in our program to what the program directors cho- explore the heavens, with the ose to offer, it's quite O.K. with lives of two gallant airmen at yours truly. Idle funds (C. P, Wood* iii Sheldon Mail) One of Iowa's many current problems concerns the matter of how to invest idle state funds. This at present involves a total of about $33,700,000. This sizeable amount of cash is now deposited in various Iowa banks at 4 percent interest. State Treasurer Fran?«abuj-g appears to be in favor of drawing this money out of Iowa banks and investing it in government securities at an interest rate of 5 percent or more. While we certainly dp not think that any bank in Iowa is in particular need of our support in this matter, they have it anyway. We think tip sor called idj.e state mpney s^oulg remain in Iowa where it can help finance Iowa activities and Iowa, acting officially, would not be very consistent to withdraw this money from Iowa banks because of the 4 percent interest rate, because Iowa law sets this rate of 4 percent as the maximum lows banks can pay on 180-day time deposits on public, funds, We have no way of knowing whether Iowa banks would want the money at higher than 4 percent. Regardless of this, as long as Uie- state itself has set the 4 pajmntiit? W« think they keep (tit money in Iowa. Gymnast , for the state a,t the «9im<& time. It seems to us' the State of (C. P. Wood* in Shddon M»il) French President De Gaulle, is quoted recently on the great value he places ou traditional French-American friendship. Fojp aji elderly feller he's quit© a gymnast, wn't he? Looks you in th£ eye, places the hand of and kidss y^ to the seat of the pants at Uie same time. (DtA Reid to Wett DM (feint* "it is nearly fiaster Ume," 1 once told Dorothy, "1 will go out upon the market P»<« and gladden the heart of ourJHtle granddaughter by .buying her a elite little live chickeiv Ho* she will enjoy this, "And how Junior will clobber you with a skilieV Dorothy said. "The only place they have to keep a chicken is in the garage. And it won't be there alone," my spouse continued, with a knowing look. I decided she was right After all, I; am not without experience in these matters. Once upon a time, many years ago; I "brought home a live Easter rabbit. How Junior enjoyed it! Until the day it bit hen By this time> many weeks later, it had grown up into a veriUbte thumper. It chftied JuiiidW 1& tie Scotch terrier, Judy, all over the yard, giving her fits. In fact believing itself to be a dog lilte Judy, it actuallygrowled at the pup and menaced her With its long hind 1 legs. Eventually, it died but it gave us the longest Easter we ever had. There was an interesting aftermath. We used to feed the bunny carrots. This made Judy jealous; she wanted some, too, evidently believing herself to be a rabbit. So we fed carrots to BOTH Of them and Judy never got over her fondness. She probably ate more carrots than any dog who ever lived. Judy eventually died,, of old age. But right up to the end she had awfully good eyes. Lesson of blizzard (C. P. Woods In Sholdon Mall) Articles and imaginative stories have been written about the future threat of man being at the mercy of machines. Future? We have it right now, as an emergency such as that created by yesterday's blizzard well illustrates. When the machines break down, man finds himself in » mighty tight corner. No heat, no power, no light, no transport tation. You grumble it out for a couple of hours and think; you've undergone some hardship. If those few minutes or hours were stretcJied to days thfe true extent to which machines have enslaved us, bullied us and made us dependent upon them, would be brought home, fast and sure. We looked out the window of our darkened bouse, saw the SH.OW blowing fwrioujjly, bjind- iog;, heard the occasional rujn- ble o£ thunder a&4 weird flash of Ughjtoing in tteir strange spring-time alliance witt* me wintfy snow «*• and fejfc § greet deal of symjiatijiy and thankfulness tor the crews out a| daugenou* tasks of service. offi A i o ON A Published K 0 $ S 0 T N C O U H T T ADVAMCI , the Advonc* PuWUhing Co, Monday^ and ^hursdays, ""' ^ftS^rSES; ^naX^dl^'Jull^^Wiseh...... NATIONAL NEWSPAPIt AS($PCgTlgN - ; ' ADVANCf SUSSCKimON. RATI '_ '." One Yeor In County'and to nearest post office outside of County Six months in County and to nearest post office ----•-..---Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s—— All rights to matter published in. the Algona Kossuth County 'Advance are reserved, including news,, feature, advertising or other,?.&„&«{£ tion in any manner is prohibited except by written permission of th« publishers of the' Algorto'?Kossuth County Advance In each Instance. AH manuscripts, articles or .pictures are sent of the owner s risk. ie'eeWee^eeVeeeeeee'>eMeeeeee»e>»eee'»e,e»»»eeeeee 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 foret. A homo Comoany. Saf«, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. MEREST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House,-Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Tod S. Horbst RICHARD A. MOEN Renresentine FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern bh«-ttoo Insurance Service Business - Home • Car - Life 295-595.5 , P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Affoney Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEPS A GEELAN INSURANCE AG1NCY All Tvo»« of InMinnco Mi, 2f5 55Jf o ALGONA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - W. 9 a.m. - 5 pm. Phone 295-3371 DR. M. R. BALDWIN ;• Chiropractor..,, ,„., • Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3300 Office Houn: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:90-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 Farm Management CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12i/s N. Drtfl* Ph. MS-2N1 Ontometrists Dr. HAROLD W, BRICKWN Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 2*5-2196 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEPICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph, 295-2614 MELVIN 0. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2349 Residence Ph, 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D, MD, Clinic Bldg, 109 W. State St. • Algont, Iowa Ofttce Ph, 295-2828 CHMNd SatwSay AfteiliQoni ^HN M, SCHUTTER, M. DR. DONALD J. KINOFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Pr, i. J,; 5NYDER " 113 Ea*t State St. DJaJ 39!t?7JS Close4 Saturdsj Afternoons Residence Phone 29S5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Rodge, Algona Office Phone 295-M90 DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E, Staite St Phone 2M-2334 tl«OY I, ITROHMAM MMHAU KOSSUTH COMNTY Fact bilt Reports

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