Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 12, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 12, 1966
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rvTAx Kossu ^ THllillBAY, MAY a itU OA/QF Does dog have to lead a dog's life? Odd feathered birds Bought ^^^^LjL- toiwttai by Editor bilrd watcher Belmond WVirkitrrt) des tf 'the sftthe tort ai retrtev- . ^ l !*JJl e ffLtt^n^ (C. fc ftiitfi In *H<f*» Mfi Jf* ^iSSirftntenna 1 ott .__-^: fin*, h.v* seemed to be rath- ed from garbage pail* ^would ^Tt&^Sdt tit ^e oird^tching^S^, ft fclJ^^^SUS Real representation ii' The rieXit legistetui \ will have the pro- btem of approving or rejecting the constitutional amendment adopted by the 1965 legislature to remap the state for legista- tlVe seats. : The amendment i-educes the number Bit senators from 89 to 50 and,,tHe' house ot representatives froin 124 tb 1KJO. Inclu- dfed is a provision; Which "permits" f but, iflbes not require districting in ' counties 'with more than one Member. *•' "l" The reduction^;iiv number wbura return the stats to tfijenumber which prjfr ViUed from the l^ : ;ftAjtiigPttl!»»"^--' J ' sessions ago when^pjiortidnment became jfriandatory on population under the U.S. Supreme court ruling. v /•:• •\ .RECENTLY f|<E^es;'Molni68 Register 'ttme out in favor of the lower number; in fact in some instances the Register has approved reducing the senate to Only 30 ntembers. ' - -"' .•: .,.;..,. ' _-; Vt , The argument is the lower 'hultiber of "iiiiembsrs will permit, much more speedy action and avoid controversies i between small sections of the state. It is argued it will make for• jhofe etficiehcy; more responsibility, artist :•&&:''&'}&&&&•:<•''' Frankly if this kirid of arg^nierit is continued to the ultimate conclusion there 'should ba only one man to make the laws, which would make for responsbility, effi- 'cl'ency and low cost. o- / THE LEGiSLATIJRE is to represent 'the people in the making of laws. It is a republican iorni 'of' government ih which men are elected to irepresent their areas and people. ,, This of course could be carried,to the logical conclusion that every man should have a vote on whether a law should be passed. In some cases this has prevailed in northeastern states with the town meet- ing styie of local government. In the republican form of governriieht it fe ihltfbrllnt that the people of the state and their divergent interests be represented Ih thfe body that makes the laws. WHETHER 50 senators arid 100 representatives is sufficient to really represent the u Divergent interests of the people of Iowa is a proper question. With the new retirement that area '"representation is out bccltlse of tlie su- pr.eme court ruling th:e necessity of hdying a fepdiy large enough to take cars of rnltior- it$ areas and populations in the state becomes important to those minorities. Iowa's shift from rural to urban population also makes it vital that the rural areas, declining in population, have their interests fully represented. IN, THE PAST,the rural areas have dominated both hoUses o[ the legislature. But those days are gone and now with the shifting population the urban areas will dominate the legislature more and more as time goes. oh. On population a senate of 50 mem- Bers would have sbirie 56,000 people as a base for a senatorial district and a representative wotll'd have a district of 28,000 people. The danger herb is that a population of 56,000 involves a large area discouraging to good men who view campaignirig in it as too big a chore. The same is also true in some sections of tlie state in representative districts of 28,000. Theory is just dandy—but as a matter of practical politics the larger the area and population the more a good candidate shuns the rigors of campaigning letting those of less »st'ature fill the tickets. Actions of the 1956 legislature are a good case in point. Bdmond !ntf.p.rid.nt) ^ O f the sftthe sort as retrtev ed from garbage .pail* wouM constittite all itisult, if the dog found 'em ih hii owri feeding ^ an ^fever hive teen abte to a year-ftrotind propOsttldft , f« gure i na t olit.) our money, those EaMe wove Bwhat we »r e working Up, to, city father* should naV* their deur, for one thing; and that wlt y, & \\ t his preliminary chat- coffee breaks taken away from, Dog* h^e seemed to be rather prominent in the news the past week or so. It's that timfe df year When gardeners are preparing to launch Jheir ati- ••fiual dreams of catalogue gran tie . u u i6 has vindictively riiide it . . the bird-watching fc***^, * upon us .again, the »>cuM4J tltfte ih which folks Who W membert of thi* with piertiflg means, out comes the tether. Then again, County Auditor ter j s an indignant protest over the what' strike* us as heedless Ethel West reported that about • i nfr itigem&rtts oh the dog's civil a thousand canines owned , , itt As a sob tb the raisers them. , A boy «nd a dog on6 of the most natural ooht- radeships known to man, The , Tmine etferV tree, .evf ry bush, every possible pwch for exotic or even .unusual birds, as basis for reports With which to confound their friends. HoW many times have we riot heard some fantastic descrip- ^r county had hot been reli- O f£ rd ^ ^ probably th^ r-elation*hip is important to both £ r Va^imSb e bSdTthe ~~~«<~A r™. «,« ^i4.t.ar,t *TB*V nn . 6 iii.^-ii.'.- *_ ».«*. -_«,.«1 *~A U inhiWUarf winttfetv i»nflh won Of an impOSSHJie iniu,> >»" details of plumage and conformation given in .elaborate but faulty detail; eliding With the exclamation to indicate the great rarity, "1 never saw such a bird!" part of the story we al censed for the current year, up to last week. Those license fees should be faid. We can't quarrel With that. It's not exactly an inexpensive, proposition to feed a do>* these days. If a family is sufficiently attached to,..a dog:, to keep him"left, it would seam a small matter to see that he has the required tags. On the matter of feed — it doss seem, sometimes, that the neighbors' garbage has a greater attraction than the most nutritious provender that can bs purchased at the grocery store. BUt Fldo still likes to have a choice of "home cookin' " if discarded left-overs run a bit is 0 Alternative to the annual t i e . up during the prime grow- i n g Season for vegetable's. , while only a minority of sl&w-footed nititts make a prac- Jtice of tramping through carefully cultivated gardens with indifference for the vote • There are as many views'of the victory by Mrs. Wallace in' Alabama: as .tti^ are pundits writing aboiit it. And\persc»nal feeUngs of the writers are often iEVolveB. The Wallaces are riot the greatest idealists in the world nor perhaps the best administrators to be found in the, state of Alabama. And the opposition toithem^ was also subject to some reservations of like •nature. • . • . - .•'.• ". What did happen seems to.,be., the White population in Alabariia decided on bloc voting to offset the supposed bloc voting of the Negro population. ; • ! V AT THIS blSTANCE it is not always easy to understand what is involyed in an election in Alabama. That;.;state has .been subjected to almost weekly denunciations by civil rights advocates,'arid the state has been downgraded as a whole because of the actions of a few. ; ; » : It seems evident Alabama'white voters expressed resentment by voting for the Wallaces who have represented .the • segregationist policy. By a Wallace vote they took a crack at the federal justice department for local interference, The action to bring the result' federal court because of Mrs. Walla)ee ceeding her husband as a subterfuge;to get around the state constitution is not going to win friends or influence people in Alabama. TIME IS AGAINST the Wallaces and time should be given for the situation to work itself put which it will do if not provoked. Also it is important to' the 'Ne- grpss as well as that state to have informed voting instead of bloc voting. v This means the Negro population is going to be better educated as time goes on. It is no secret that Negroes in Alabama have little education and many have none at all. ' Democracy is best served when the people understand the issues in an election. This is elementary in good government, and it is a cinch the Wallace election represented a revolt against letting any man, white or colored, vote, the only test being that he was alive. It was a vote of prejudice—by the whites—not so much against a Negro as such, but against what the white people felt Would be an uniformed and prejudiced vote against whites, It's time for the Martin Luther Kings to consolidate their gains and look to better education for Negroes and be much less militant in forcing situations which develop a resisting force against them. izzy Antics of the stock market are a puz- We to most people and even the experts have trouble understanding what happens arid why. Supposedly the value of a stock depends on what it will return to the investor. Thus any tampering with the product or company causes a reaction in the market, sometimes violent. Stock market operators seem as nervous as a cat in a strange alley, getting panicky over what the average person ignores. Last week's tizzy is a good exahiple. Freeman and the concentration of millions in the cities has shifted the balance of power in congress eliminating what used to be called the farm bloc in congress. The democratic party has built itself on the city vote and tlie city vote is most responsive to any chopping of food costs. But also the city vote is responsive to any reduction in the cost of processing which is done in the cities by unions. Thus any reduction must be at the expense of the farmer. The only way the farmer can counteract this situation is to produce more at less cost. This isn't easy but can be done by automation which further reduces the number of peoule on the farm and thus reduces the political strength of the farmer. Sometimes it seems the department of agriculture is being operated by people who have no idea of what the result of their actions may be. Secretary Freeman recently , took pome pride in the lowering of food prices. II is no secret that much of the cost of fpod is in the processing and thjt §ny decline must be taken by the farmer because unions continue to force up the eo>t of processing. _ . The recent lifting of rules against import of hides is a case in point. This was supposed to lower the price of shoes. Of iB0urse this didn't happen because the price p| the hide is small in comparison with, the $st of processing that bide and making U into a shoe. . t I However all this did was force dpwn price paid tp P-S- farmers for W4es meet foreign competition. And the cost hide in a sho 1 * is mighty small cojn- Caucus . the shoe. Xb.e drop jjj population io ruriiil areas There was renewed interest in the caucuses this spring, not so much because of any excitement in them as the fact both parties took pains to get people put. The election of the committeeman and woman at the caucus instead of the primary election helped, but it was not controlling. Republicans were awakened by the 1964 landslide and became concerned enough to reinforce the grass roots of the organization. The democrats, heady with the 1964 success, found new attendants at the caucus for that reason. Some people dote on being with the winner. It was a good sign, for th<3 Msfs pf alj politics is in the precinct caucus When every person has a chance to express himself and be heard effectively. Anyone can fn to the caucus — only delegates are permitted at. the conventions — and the caucus elects them. WIT BY IOWANS ity would bisect .a garden only if it happened to be directly in their way — which wouldn't be too often. Nevertheless, let's not quibble the point. There are lots of human laws that are passed to the inconvenience of the majority because of the negligence of boorish minorities. So the May 1 to Aug. 1 restrictions on dog wwwrtwurvwyy*w ComnMed by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Pdpaf" • in McCall's Magazine. ... ' •m'ffSMfWmWMV'iPif and Is inhibited seriously entf- Ugh by a three-month tie^ thai covers the larger psirt of those precious summer vacation days. To forbid a boy to have his dog faithfully at heel 12 months out of the year .-or even five rrionths —-suggests to us that, the responsible lawmakers have left childhood so far bahind that the savor of it cannot even be recollected. There are a lot of greater dangers to our society than free movement of canines. And to our prejudiced opinion, requiring that dogs be tied up the year arovfrid is something akin to curing a hangnail by amputa> tion at the elbow. Hot chicken daps er saw such a bird. By golly, you 'do see some odd ones, though. We are stil wondering about the unidenti op of a television antenna on, Washington Avenue a few years kgo. We made a special trip, up to that a&a to see this feathered frelk, a sinister looking bird with bright red wattles and a brooding, con^P^^ ^ eye. Fair gave your the cresps,'e did, Last year to saw another big-beaked bird, Obviously a young one, lurking disconsolately in a corner of the foundation of a house we ^ pass whe'n we walk home. This was a bird, to paraphrase, an old joke, Which looked as if it had been put together by a committee. Neither one of these were ever identified, by means of any of the standard bird books. They just weren't standard birds, we presume. r tf you' see any odd birds, let us know. Odd FEATHERED birds, that is. "Wlrn you are ctfsdat'isficd and would like to, go . back to yov.th, think of algebra.'! — Clarinda druggist. "If you get along in this world, you've got to live up to your sex; you got to whistle or you got to turn around." — Des Moines teacher. "No matter how important and prominent a person becomes, his impression on you is le^s than maximum so long as he owes you money." — Mason City bariker. "Whatever you hear about women changing their minds, you seldom hear of a groom being left at the church." — Council Bluffs printer. "It's Mom who arbitrates between what the 8- year-old says Pop knows and the 18-year-old says he does not." — Marengo dentist. "The youngster neipt door is not entirely useless. At least five mothers use him as a bad example." — SCI professor. . "Your own two eyes can help you get an education, enable you to carry on a successful career, serve you to the top of your profession, an'd.aid you to fame, fortune arirt hapmnepfi. Another DP<r;'(if 'eyes will drive you to !i!uiv:MVi^<icLJi<frWrq' raW Il hri>tGT 1 'n'lan&izei i ;> ;i:K10l>I " no/i imc ' !li " il "One of the. fringe benefits of a job as parent is that of looking at the kids after •. they are asleep." • — Atlantic parent. "Middle age is when you start for home at about the same time you used to starjt, for somewhere else." — Hampton minister. Help Radio Free Europe (W. C. Jarnsgin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) We have never been able to fathom why Uncle Sam who is so generous in foreign aid, doesn't set aside money for Radio Free Europe for a terrific job in. getting the American viewpoint into communist countries. But it is up to generous and patriotic people to furnish the money to keep them going. We note in the papers that Russia is now preparing a TV circuit for the purpose of sending Red propaganda into various nations of the world, including the United States. Which is just another indication that the messages of Radio Free Europe are getting under the' skin of the Reds. It is also an indication that we Americans must support Radio Free Europe. No matter what you may hear, our radio messages are getting into homes behind the Iron CUrtain and the satellites. Just now Radio Free Europe is making a drive for funds. The editor has consented to act as chairman for Buena Vista county. Many loyal Americans have already contributed. If you wish to do your bit to acquaint despotic-ruled countries with what freedom really means, send your check, made out to Radio Free Europe, to this newspaper office. You will receive a proper receipt and you'll be helping win the cold war. Do we want to be sfcrfs? (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Sun) A couple of hundred years ago, the first Spanish soldiers and missionaries came to California. A scant one hundred years later, the first transcontinental railroad East and West was joined together near Ogden, Utah, and the United States as one nation stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. This was in 1869 and since that event the American people have accomplished what would have taken a thousand years of history in a slower moving time. They were able to do this because they lived under a government restrained by the Constitution from indulging in political oppression or confiscating for the uses of the "Crown" the property and income of the people. But times seem to have changed and not in a direction likelv to improve the long term health of the goose that has bid so many golden eggs. "Free" citizens and "free' enterprise aliie find themselves sitting on JiUe e4ge of their c^ws awa'ting the latest word .from Washilneton concerning th* current stole Pf thw affairs and what government intends to do about it. The* cart has somehow been hitched to the wrong end of the horse and the wonder is that so few pawle seem to notice the error, It is time that the people decided whether they really want to be cared for as serfs on their own land. After that is settled, they should make their decision known to their elected offi' oials at the polls at every opportunity. Market report (M. B. Cribb* in Eagl* Orovt i«iU) We noticed by the market report from Iowa State University that both corn arid hogs (Jowa's two big cash crops) had hit the lowest prices since June 6f 1965 a yea,r ago. TOs should make both t»J arid Or- vilte very happy. LBJ's suggested boycott pf naeat prices sWMj prvHle's iwiness that farm prices, would £9 4<wo have he(&n. realized. Maybe Defense Se- cr-'tary MeNajnara will now 4«" eide ttiat .the |rm$rj fojrc§« A LOON A KOSSUTH COUNTY Published, by «W Advance Publishin, ADVANCI and "^ays, Chlischiilei. (Don Reid in The West ties Moines Exprew) The other night I arrived ^ home early arid hungry. "I'm home," I announced, flinging wide the door. "Rejoice, everybody," I added hooefully, in a modest afterthought. Dorothy came in. "You are home early,", she said. "True," I beamed. "Arid furthermore, I am hungry as a horse. In fact, I am almost afraid to greet you with my usual kiss; for fear I will take a nibble at one of your little ears. The way I used to." She said to stop being silly. Then she led me in the kitchen. "If you will look in the pv- en," she said, "you will receive a delightful surprise. We are having your favorite; . baked chicken'." ;.'"' ' ''" ' ;"' ' ""' " " I opened the door. The oven was empty. "My goodness," Dorothy said. "We have baen robbed. I am certain that I put the chicken in there." Our stove has two ovens. I opened ttie cold one arid Dorothy gasped with dismay. So did I. there lay our missing bird. Far front being a golden browri, it gleamed whitely; wan, pale and clammy; Dorothy had fired up one oven and put the chicken in the Other! I looked at her accusingly. "My, my." I said. "We are quite a little noodle-head today, aren't we?" She said it was all my fault. All those years I had kept her cooking,over a two-burner kerosene stove, she averred, had( left her "ill prepared to cope with the complexities of a modern appliance." "I do not think this is the time for a full-scale review of your married life." I growled. "Let us have a little action in the cookery department." "All those long years," she sighed, transferring the chicken to the hot oven. Looking at her watch, she announced that dinner would be at eight o'clock. It was a long wait. Promptly on the hour I hollered, "Come and Ket it." \Ve trooped back into the kitchen and opened the oven door, If anything, the bird looked even paler, wanner and clammier than it had before. I gave riiy wife a stern look. "Now what. Dorothy?" I his- swi through clenched teeth. This was not easy. Try hissing "Now what, Dorothy" sometime. She was beating her little head against the door-jamb. "The oven was set to go oiff automatically at six o'clock," she waited. "I forgot to re-set it." Then she sobbed, "All those long years!" "Never mind going into youjr kerosene stove routine," I barged. "See if you've forgotteja how to use THIS." I handed her a skillet and pointed to the icebox. As it. turned oiit, we hfd | fine dinner. There is nothing wrong with scra.mfelej eggf. People should have them more pften, a hiked ehiejkteji J ADVANCI SUBSCRIPTION «ATI ._-,.. « 00 One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County — |5.0U S'x months In County and to nearest post .office _--------- "•j?" Year outside County^ ond .to other than nearest outside P.O.s »/.uy. 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 of .pictures are sent at the owners nsK. BUSINESS a PROFESSIONAL Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3179 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dddse St. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—-Automobile—Farm ~~ KO«SUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102.000.600 .wor*h of insurnnce in for.ee. A homo Comr»»ny. Sf*«.'."iieur«'. Lola Scuff ham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For A'lto, Hou"^, Ho'^hold Goods, arrl Many Other Forms Pb 9.9R-3733 Ted S. Herbit RICHARD A. MOEN Chironfactors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. • Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 pm^ Phone 295-3971 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tiies. - Wed. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday ami Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 F«» rm Mignagenient . LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is 820 So, Harriet Phone 295-3810 FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern on«-«tao Insurance Service Business - Horn* • Cf>r - Ute 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundat ln«ur«nca Aa»ncy Complete Instance Service 118 South Dddge Aleona./Iowa Phone 5-2341 Doctors INSURANCE AGENCY ' Ph. 295-5WO t js ALGONA JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 2Q5-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Phvslcian dfc; Surppon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. MD. Clinic Bide. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa , Office Ph. 295-^828 Dr. HAPOLD W. fRICKSON JOHN M. SCHUTTIR, M. D. Eves Examined. Contact Lenses. Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 Ea,st State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons pit, PONALP^KJNWILO Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact L$ftses 108 So. Hajrlan, AJgona Phone g95-8748 Dr. L. I, SNYDCR 113 East State St. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F, KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Phvsicians and Surgeons 220 N. Podge; Algona Office Phone 295 2401 Dentists ^-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentjst 62? E. State St. Phone 295-2334 OR. LfROY I, STROHMAN Dentist Closed Saturday Afternoons jie N. IMoore St. 1 Phone 295-3131 Credit CRIPIT iUMAU KO«gTH COUNTY Collective Service Fftgt but Sports, ?95-3loT AJgona KEVIN NASH, 0 P-S. 123 B. Call 2J05-51Q& Algoni DR. J. 0. CL APSADDLE Dentist 29.5-2244 tp eat for

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