Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 28, 1966 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 28, 1966
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ft i*#.'*M$SOiV 1 i ' . " $• A *. «•• -I — ........ -.-I . • l\ County Advance e^avfc a^LVi 4flr» THURSDAY, AMIL M, 1966 A strange appeal < Attorney General Scalise say£ he plans to appeal the districting ruling of the state supreme court to the United States supreme court. He does not like the ruling which says counties with multiple representation must be districted. His reasoning is a bit difficult to understand unless the politics of the situation are considered and then it becomes clear. Politics in Polk county is determined by the labor bosses who can Control the county as a whole but not if it is divided into districts. It is no great secret that labor bosses tend to work with the democratic party or vice versa depending on your viewpoint. Thus when labor does not like, the new ruling then it follows the democratic officials do not like it. GOVERNOR HUGHES took a coy view separating himself from the dispute by "leaving it up" to the attorney general. Hughes has advocated districting in the past, but this is an election year and.city votes delivered by'labor bosses .are very important, s .-.U^;.'-^ :•'•.••• '••;•.•:; •,|At present all* 11 state;representatives t andt;all three 5 state senajjarsj. from ':} Polk are -democrats, and their i|vptinlg^recbrdB- in the, 1965 legislature indicate a. great concern for demands of labor: leaders. . jlf elections are held at large that situation will continue though there are large numbers in Polk county who vote the 'republican ticket. The tail is swung by Lee township, a labor district in Des Moines. IT *EEMS STRANGE the democrats in Iowa are against the one-man one-vote theory so Advocated by the national party High-minded talk in Iowa is just that— talk, and what is wanted is control whether * man has! 11 votes for representative or just one. , -'',,• V It is also strange an Iowa attorney general is going to the U.S. supreme court to attempt to upset an adverse trilling of the state supreme court on a, state; question merely for! political reasons. ',.*>.^/. ; It would secern the attorney general should represent the state and defend the decision of the state's highest court instead of ; fight it. The attorney general should not decide which laws he should recognize. IP THE ONE-MAN one-vote theory of the U.S. supreme court means what it says it means then there could be no reason for a Polkicounty voter to vote 11 times for state representative. .Mr. Scalise is out of tune, with his national .party. This sometimes is understandable, but in this instance the democrats have made such a big thing of what they tejrm "fair'? apportionment thatvit becomes two-faced to fight districting which' accomplishes that purpose. Governor Hughes should not wash his hands of the problem and "leave it up" to the attorney general. He has made much in the past of seeming to take positive stands. Inflation is robber Inflation is robbing people 'Of the value of the money they have saved. Inflation depreciates the value of insurance policies, social security paid into the government, 1 and savings in banks. {The cost of living in this country has gone up 12' percent over the average of 1957! to 1959. This means it takes. 12 cents more now to buy a dollar item than it did jthen. And the end is not iri sight. Policies of,the . government: .pouring billions into Great Society programs are one'cause of ..-inflation. The Viet Nam war, and jit is a real war, is another cause of inflation. RECENTLY THERE was a great to-db about how the Gross National Product had risen ,to over'700 billion dollars; This is a hoax'because the real value is not measured in dollars. The boost in the GNP actually Jrepresents the effect of inflation rather'than any great boost in the amount of production. One example anyone can see readily is the dollar bill—which no longer is tradable for silver. The dollar has no metal base any more. There are still a few in circulation which say at the top "Silver Certificate" but these are being taken out of circulation. Another is the phoney quarters and half dollars, Any woman working on a food budget to feed her family is well aware how food prices have jumped in, recent months. The same is true in most other items. GIVE-AWAY PROGRAMS in which the government supplies funds are a big cause. The government actually "makes" the money spent in these projects. And the additional supply of money with no Corresponding increase in the amount of goods available makes for inflation. The cost of transportation is being boosted. Recent wage increases and fringe benefits have boosted the cost of moving goods. Processing costs are up for the same reasons. Each of these inflationary prods have an effect on the economy, each giving a little push to the final cost of the produce. Almost every person would scream at an interest rate of 12 percent, yet that is what inflation has done to the dollar saved in 1957. People are not aware of the creeping costs of inflation on their savings. :. \ v •;./ -., ^.;.': ; '. ", •'•'-[ THERE ARE some signs, feeble as yet, the federal government is getting concerned. Congressmen are finding pressure from home against the effects of inflation. This is reflected in this present congress which is far from the free-wheeling free-spending congress of a year ago. However the damage was done in the 1965 session of the congress when the congressmen happily voted billions for every kind of a boondoggle. The costs of these projects is beginning to come due and it makes for more inflation. Voters this fall should keep in mind that federal spending comes not? only out of their pockets—but also chops big chunks of value from their savings, The Algona Rotary club did a good job in handling the district conference of that organization here last Friday and Saturday. Algona is the smallest town in, which such an event has been held, The district is composed of clubs in about the north half of the state and the annual banquet Friday had nearly 500 present. The conference ran smoothly, reflecting the organization and planning given by local members. Hearing Hearing on the packing-feeder bill proposed by Congressman Bandstra last week seemed more of a political publicity stunt than any real delving into the problem. The democrats were a bit unhappy that republican members of the committee (Mid the packing house representatives failed to show up. It is presumed the republicans and packing representative^ ha4 no yen to get into a situation packed against them. The problem is an emotional as well as a dollar and cents issue with farmers wjio are livestock raisers. What is being sought is a federal law against packing firms entering the feeding business. Recently Iowa Beef Pack proposed a several million dollar investment in the Jr- vingtoft urea to raise cattle to supply the plant. Tbis is what the- farmers are objecting to bemuse they feel it will depress the prices they receive for feeder cattle *M euj inlp $,*' bidding market. If the P4$fflJfi PtetS hgve their om cattle tbyey iTf aof so apt to pay gooii prices for farm- raised cattle, , , The same would also hold true for the hog market to some extent though it is much easier to expand production in hogs than it .is in cattle which take a much longer time before being ready for slaughter. Whether the hearing was politically inspired or not the evidence presented was one-sided. The .other side of the issue is that of cheaper food for the people in the teeming cities. These people outnumber the farmers by many times and have much more influence on congress than does the farming group. When it gets right down to the voting in the congress the issue becomes one of people affected. And if the attitude of the city people now on farm programs is any indication the bill would 'have rough sledding. It's well for farmers to keep this in mind. Ridiculous One of the problems in taxation is where the 'line is drawn. This applies to the use tax in which some taxers took after the governor for buying a suit in Hong Kong and not paying Iowa use tax. This is a bit ridiculous for the law is not aimed at the casual purchaser of small items but at those who buy large price items such as cars outside the stale in an effort to escape the sales tax. Strictly speaking maybe the governor's new. suit was subject to the use tax, but such an interpretation could be carried to a point where it becomes silly. Don Reid the red-nosed editor Memory (DMl R«ld In Th» We«» DM M«in§» My nose has been developing a boil, right on the tip. this hAs been goittg on for several days but it did hot reach a crisis until Sunday. When Dorothy got into the act. 1 was reading the paper, hiin* ding my own business, when she canie "up and studied me rather intently. , "Your,nose looks funny," she decided finally. Dorothy is always real good at diagnosis. At times, her prognosis isn't so bad either. So saying, she reached over and gave my nose an inquiring tweak. "YOWR!" I howled, leaping to my feet. "YOWR! What did you do THAT for?" "Excuse me," she said. "I was just tryirig to find out what is Wrong with your nose." "Well, watch it, kid," I grumbled. "It felt like you had rua a hot poker into it:" " Yoii used to tell me you loVed my soft little hands," Dorothy pouted. "You said! VI could drive any •aiche : or pain, away by patting it with my little pinkies." "Well, I may have overplayed my hand a little. However; a boil is a boil and I do not want any more soft. little ninkies on it, if you don't mind." J She wen* away and came WIT BY lOWANS back with an ice cube. "Hub this all over it," she ftv stfucted. "The ice will constrict the blood vessels and the boil will comfe to a head and .you will be well again. Remember you have to make a speech at thfe convention." The thought of appearing be-, fore a convention with my nose bandaged shook me a little. Eagerly I reached for the ice cube. Dorothy went over to visit the neighbors. Presently she was back, "My nose is all frosted over," I said happily. "Thanks to'your loving care, I Will be well in no time." She shook her head. "Wrong signals, Buster. Sorry. Darlen© Vandenburg was at Junior's and she says not to Use ice; instead you are to soak your nose in hot water for 15 minutes, four or five times a day." I shook my head. ' "Look, I have great respect for Darlene who is an RN but this is ridiculous., Who could hold his breath that long?". "You don't stick your nose into the hot water, silly. Use hot wet cloths and .keep dipping them into < more hot water as wast as they cool off." ' '.'Those ice cubes have probably set my recovery back three days. However, as soon as I get my liose de-frosted I will try Darlena'streatment." Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. Aftef fifteen minute* with my nftse Ufidef a scalding hot towel, t went id to report. "What do you think?" Dorothy gave an incredulous look. "Oh, my darling! Youtr nose is red as a beet and almost as big as one! Ho! Ho! Hot" She collapsed in a gurgling heap. ; "I can see you are all choked up about it," I snapped and stalked back into my den. She gave me a final inspection at bed 1 time. . "Boy!" she marveled. "What a beezer! I think you had better keep an eye on it." I hit the ceiling. "That's the silliest waste of advice I ever heard of. How can I help keeping art eye on it, right in the center of my face like that?" She agreed I would probably not overlook it. Nor would anybody else. "And another thing," I scolded, "Please quit humming 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer'." . "Excuse me, I didn't realize what I was .doing." ; I turned off the light. Dorothy claims the glow from my nose kept her-awake all night. I assume my condition will improve. If not, I may be coming down your chimney at Christmas. English "Pity that generation which, when it goes to the dogs, expects the dogs to meet it half way." — ISU senior. "Often, girls marry men who remind them of their fathers, which may explain all the crying . by mothers." — ,Davenport librarian. , . "The official yell 6f the; School of Experience is 'Ouch!'" — Ames prof. "When a man forgets himself, he usually does something everyone else .remembers." — New Hampton implement dealer. ; "The young minister's wife had bought a new dress and he was scolding her. She said the devil tempted her. He told her she should haVe said,'Get thee behind ihe\ Satan'. Ttf which she replied,, 'I did that, and he said it looked beautiful in the back, too.' " — Burlington minister. — it . ! \iu .i!« mi;, "We figure it is an ideal marriage if she can read old love letters aloud and he doesn't go out and , get "drunk."-' — LeJAars- druggist. •-- ... "Little girls: are older than .little: boys. By the time little boys know that little girls'are hot little boys, little girls know why." — Cedar Falls campus. Dutch elm fight must be a whole community job It was to be expected that Russia would give the Viet Cong some war planes, to test them if nothing else. (Pat Gallagher in Belmond, Independent) It is always painful to look in the face a proposition you know is going to cost money. It is particularly painful when it is money over and beyond what might be regarded as regular expenses. But just such a fact- facing necessity is going to confront Belmond before very long; and we'd probably just as well be peeking between our fingers at it. Whether we like it or not, Dutch, elm disease is steadily working its way our direction and we're going to have to consider which of two ways we are going to react. At a recent, conference on Dutch elm disease held at Ames, it was told how the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, 111., responded when blight caught up with them. They did nothing; or, at least they did nothing until the disease had run its course and killed all but 89 of 15,000 elm trees that had graced their streets. Then they spent $1.1 million, mainly to clean up the dead trees.. Plant pa.thologists estimate they could have saved 80 per gent of their elms with an expenditure of $1.2 million on sanitation and spraying. They are "in" $100,000 and "out" 14,911 elm trees. Their bare streets suggest it was a dubious bargain. Robert Lambe, extension plant pathologist at Iowa State university, says that last year Dutch elm disease made its appearance, in 10 previously m, infected Iowa counties. That brought the total harboring the disease to one extent or another up to 71. Grinnell, a city boasting many aged and beautiful elms, this past winter made a concerted attack on disease-bearing trees and believes it has virtually all of 'them removed. It has since been spraying with Methoxy- chlor to kill the beetles that carry the. disease. It chose MethoxycMor in preference to DDT, though it is nearly three tunes as expensive and has certain other minor drawbacks, because it is only one-tenth as toxic to wildlife, pets and humans. Down there, they'd like to keep their trees AND their birds. . Iowa Falls' city council in late March appropriated $4,000 for a sanitation program that will pay for trimming dead branches from the 1,590 of its 7,260 elms that are on city property and remove any that are in a badly deteriorated condition. This will be an effective move in containing the disease, property owners have been warned, only if : trees, on private property are similarly "cleaned up", The fight against Dutch elm disease is being similarly carried on in other .'communities. It is not too early for us to be giving some serious thought to the. same problem. It's not one that will be encouraged to go away, if disregarded. Plant pathologists agree that once a town has become infected, its elms can be saved ONLY by a communitywide effort. Caution (Neil Maurer in Laurens Son) Spring brings , out itinerant salesmen, and there are usually reports of high pressure selling and unhappy victims. Near Albert City last week, for instance, two men in a red pickup with a Missouri license approached an elderly woman. They took clown jier copper lightning rods, according to Sheriff PM Barels of Buena Vista County, and sold her inferior aluminum ones at an exorbitant price. There hjrye been many other examples throughout Iowa, and no doubt .tljifc'. greatest majority of such cases are pot even re- porte-d, Tfce perfon who is swindled often hesitates to admit it. Best way to avoid losing money is to trade with business people yay know. The stranger is here today ao4 gone the hion^i^lfesu is always within reach. (C. P. Woods In Sheldon Mail) In the question: and answer period that followed Congressman Greigg's prepared remarks at the Sheldon Kiwanis Club meeting Monday noon one of the club members asked for .a discussion as to why the British are able to secure American cooperation in a blockade of vital shipments to Rhodesia, while America is riot able to secure British cooperation .in halting shipments of vital materials to the Viet Cong. The^question was aksed by Lionel Wasson, a, well-informed artd well-read citizen. The discussion, however, never materialized on this question because " 'it' foundered oh a 'rather minor rock, in this case Mr. Wasson's use of one phrase in asking the question. This phrase was relative to the reported intent "to blast ships out of the ocean" that might be transporting vital materials to Rhodesia. The discussion did not get beyond the point of whether Britain and America were involved in, an agreement to 'blast ships out of the ocean.' This was unfortunate. Whether shipments are stopped to any country by actual blasting of their carriers or whether they are stopped by nothing more than an exercise of authority or threat is not the important point. The important point is whether they are stopped or not. We say the foundering of Mr. Wasson's suggested discussion by our Congressman was unfortunate because there are a great many more people than Mr. Wasson, the Sheldon Kiwanians, the northwest Iowa Congressional district, or perhaps even this nation who have been highly curious about this matter, Britain has secured the authority of the United Nations Security Council to set up a naval blockade against ships carrying oil bound for Rhodesia. Rjhodesian troubles, of course, stem from their declaration of independence from Britain brought about as a result of Britain's demands that the white Rhodesians fully share self-government with the African majority. On the other hand, Britain continues to permit shipping of vital materials to the Viet Cong, where not only civil rights but the right of life itself is threatened and where a great many lives of Americans have been lost, Britain also continues to permit shipping in British ships of materials to Cuba, where ceiv tainly civil rights are threatened as much an anywhere else in the world. We have always had a great deal of respect and admiration for the British, but in this case pur admiration does not conceal from us the utterly illogical position they have assurned. It does not seem to us that the two matters are even equal Certainly an internal matter sii-cli as wba is given the voting franchise is not on the same plane as the aggression of wir. The situaj&n jn Vjst Nanj is WMsredJbly pvolvfd §fu| prpb- a|dy ao om kjjjows the oojmect answer to & }fowever, we do think the matter Mr. Wasspn brought up is one highly important detail to which a logical ajiswfr oW be sivea. Wt uld like to hear it (Piui Smith IA Rttk Repi* (Up It is well within tile tnemofy of a lot of people when Ruth Law, noted woman aviatrix, brought her plane td Rock Rapids and put on a flying demon' stratum at the Lyon County Fair, that really Was something special. Then in the late 1930s we rode in the first commercial airliner of our experience-Han 11-passenger Lockheed Lodestar—we thought surely this is the end—nothing bigger or fancier will come. In late years We have flown to Europe and to Japan on big transcontinental jets—planes that would handle 125 to 150 people. But that seems to be just a start. Now Pan American has contracted with the Boeing company for a fleet of big Boeings which will fly more than 600 miles an hour and each planife will carry more than 400 passengers. We wonder what will be next? Verdict MMtfr Hack Court* hi New.York'wwe & nored by transit workers ! wi»n they stfiick against that dty, The verdict of the court was scoffed at, compliance: with ite orders was refused—Afid final* ly the government gave in and let the workers "off th<* hook/' just to get commuter transportation moving again. It Wis a mistake. The firemen used the same tactics when they tried to force the railroads into further featherbedding arrangements. The courts issued an injunction, it was defied; the courts levied fines, now they are being objected to. It looks to us as though the courts had .better enforce their rules." • v • '- ; Nothing can be worse than to arrive at a place where pressure groups can violate the law, and laugh at court 'decisions. The fines against the firemen's union and its head should stand. ALGONA KOSIUTH COO N,T Y ADVANCt Published by the Advance Publishing Co.. Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Therlnaton St., Alflona, Iowa. -505)1 Editor and publisher, Duan* E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Yeor in County and to nearest post office outside of County $5.00 Six months in ..'County rfqndVto. nearest .jpost,office .,--,-. —; 1 — $3.50 Year outside Countyj and to;other than nearest outside P.O.j : " T '.._-$7.00 All rights to matter published in the Alaoha-Kossuth -County Advance are reserved, Including i news, feature, advertising''or other, and reproduction in any manner is prohibited, except byrfwrltfen, permission qf the ,', publishers of .the Algona Kosjuth ' County Advance in : each instance. All manuscripts, articles. or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. • ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY j. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — 'All Lines . of .Insurance- 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 , Chiropractors BLOSSOM INSURANCE ^AGENCY All Lanes 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 Scuffnam, 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 RICKLEFS ft GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or WWII! 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 Afternoon* OR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Pbooe ---•-—» DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. .... Jtt. 9 a.m. - 5 pm. .Phone 295-3371 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 ; 295-3306 Office Houn: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:30-12:00 1:00-5:00 Saturday morning 8:80-12:00 Farm Management LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet .Phone 295-3810 Qv. Doctors JOHN N KENERCK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W, State Office Phone 295-2353 ; Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. ^ M.D. Clinic Bldg, 109 W, State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 205-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTTIR, M. P; Residence Phone 295-2335 OIAN F, K001, M. 0, —•-- Phone'295-5917 r J and Surgeons rZi- T; •J? odge ' AlRona Office^ Phone 995,9401 Dr. L. L, SNYDIi 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoon? Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU OR. J, B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 6J2 R, State St. Phone 295-2134 IB. LERQY |, Itent 116 N. Mopre St. KEVIN NASH, D.D.S IOQ m 'n_ii •**"»*'* WflPsw

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