Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 19, 1966 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 19, 1966
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County Advance " THOWiWV, MAY i Inflation to be big domestic issue IPoverty war frustration * • ( \ * ~* * ' ."I'' Probably the most outstanding aspect of the war on poverty program is the' frustration of everyone involved. There seems ho concrete idea of what is to be accOfti' plished, and what the money^li '-'j$- ;go^fiMtf; Mostly it has seemed inliin^iAsf ;thfe bulk of the funds went to hire administrators and workers with, little seeping down to the so-called poorj The situation in the local proposal is a case in point, While there is money avail* 'able there are no. real guide tinea nor is there any real evidence; there eiuata such a wholesale amount of'poverty in this area that a huge administrative team Is needed 1 ."- f '< V 1 ' ;', • 4-" IN DEALING with the'federal, government it is always necessary to go cleaif around the barn .instead of by ithe first /door. The federal government^ dote* on paperwork and forms to, the ; point of being over-powering, hampering most ^projects as well as the war on poverty. , ' ' '-••' The.whole idea seems,Ul conceived and hastily put together more as; a vote getting gimmick than anything of,real.va- lue in its first inception. As a result it was rushed into being, hailed as the end to poverty, and then left high arid dry with fuzzy goals and no plan of Operation. Many agree with the objective, but they become so frustrated in dealing with higher administrators and wishy-washy tWtiHSided decisions that mean nothing that the^ good men throw Up their hands in despair and quit. SOME OP THE PROPOSALS seem downright ridiculous. Muddling in the higher administration, is passed along to the tower administrators who begin frankly to fear to do anything lest they goof and have to take the rap for the higher figures in the bureau. One of the sad reasons advanced for a local program is that unless we use the money it will go elsewhere. This point of view, is too common in the government giveaway schemes. It is based on 'the,idea everyone has a share of the booty whether deserved or not. And the fact someone else might get it is a mighty'poor reason to spend just for the sake of spending. , . ' ! ' ' There are the poor and they should have consideration. But too -often these deals get so wrapped up in red tape that the,poor, as usual, are forgotten. (C. P. Wee* tn Shtlde* Mill) In this election year; it now appears that inflation will be the domestic issue overriding all others. President Johnson has said that, "Prices are moving up too fast to be comfortable. We cannot allow the last five years of unprecedented prosperity to b> endangered and to be! swallowed by inflation. . ." The head of any household doesn't need a crew of economists and statisticians interpreting a cost <ti living index to; realize that money is worth less today than it was a year ago. Since February, 1965, all consumer items are up 2.5 per cent. Many basic items in the family budget have risen much more sharply. In February of this year, the cost of living rose by .5 per Cent and that's equivalent to an, annual rise of 6 per cent — far above an acceptable level. At the same time, it was pointed out that much of this sharp rise was accounted for by increased food costs including , higher prices paid ' to * , <> i farmers, It is expected that the- :§*« and pita*, but hardly any- re will be an e*Mng of price* one considers this under ftrefr here that will cut tile- rate of *nt condition! to be practical Farmers :$dtig influence administration rise in coming Weeks. One thing is absolutely certain. The United States is the canter of the financial workings of the world, and the world will Watch closely what we do. Inflation, cutting, sharply And suddenly into, the Value of the dollar, would destroy the com' petit!ve position Of American product,? in foreign markets. Our gold reserves would disappear as foreign nations turned in 4 their dollar^ for the more solid value of gold. Action must be taken, and the alternatives are limited. It is in choosing among them that the political brickbats will fly, Taxes can ba raised ahd; there is every indication that the coinv try is being prepared for this. The President has Spoken of a possible 5 to 7 per cent increase to drain away some *5 billion otherwise available for personal ahd business, spending. Direct controls cart be imposed on wa- either politically or economically. Missive t and increasingly costly new domestic spending programs, largely of a welwre nature, can be curtailed, hut at'the.highest levels of the administration, there aeeim little Inclination to,do this. President Johnson has stated his Intentions to pursue broadening of medicare, increased social security payments and, on the whole, continued and increased spending by the federal government on the broad and widening front of sodal welfare. . In the coming months, opponents of administration policy Will be asking some sharp questions/War in. Viet Nam grows in dimension and-cost. In addition to this essential expenditure, must tha taxpayers be ex- (M. I. Cr*W» III Ofeve laflt) The fanner can ho longer do liver enough .vote* -to Cifry wei' gut with nitlonar political candidates atidf he Is not rich end- ugh in tnpney td make larg* & litlcal contributions so when he • ',.,••' •*• Are cars dangerous? The current excitement about the (dangerous conditions of cars seems to be a bit of defense mechanism for'the average public's poor driving habits...' j ; Actually a car is not dangerous until ;a human being gets behind the wheel. And the car is not designed to be built like a tank or a bulldozer. A car is to ride in, and not to bang into immoveable objects. ^ It is possible to build a car that will take all the abuse a man can give it. But no one would buy such a car for it would not have the speed, comfort and appearance of the, cars today. , "\! *> '," '!_PEOPLE ARE THE CAUSE of acd- , dents. And the public is getting a bit uneasy about reading in the morning papers the latest casualty list of those. killed on •the highways. n . • {' " A* The public likes to find a,whipping boy to avoid the accusation of carelessness, and the auto manufacturers are coming in for a big hullabaloo'on'safety. > * , Undoubtedly the cars can be i made safer—and should be. But there are millions of cars which are not involved in accidents and millions of driven of the supposedly unsafe cars who get along nicely and have no problem. BUT THESE DRIVERS too are joining in the chorus against the car makers, excusing in advance any accident in which they just might be involved in before it happens. Thus they can clear their conscience. ; ;•. Of course the cars should be made as safe as possible and have built-in protection against any normal hazard. However it would be unrealistic to expect a car to take any kind of abuse a driver can give it. There's nothing new about calling in cars to, have changes made after they have been sold. It has been done for many years. It is not an evidence of defect on purpose—but is really evidence the car makers do care about their product and try to rectify any defect. News accounts lately make this seem like premeditated crime to have to call a car back and something new caused by the furor about safety now. •• •, : •"'"•: • ;;..^,.iJS..': : < Statistics show half of the accidents have drivers involved who have been drinking to excess. It's not possible to have a built-in guard against the fool driver. The most important nut on the car is the ome holding the wheel. Primary Old time politicians are a b^ lost this year. Usually in May the candidates ^ tot nomination are beating the bushes- for votes in the June primary. However this year the primary is set for September. This was one of the acts of the 1965 legislature and the reason for it is rather vague other than some thought it was too long a time between the primary and the general election in November. ', It would seem the September date is i top close >to...th'e. general in Noyeni- r .fjcj^the/'•cn^ 'nf^the ririjjiia^y to;^h o a(l. e'ver in England, for instance; an election is called and held in just as short a period and seems to work. . But the time between a primary, not held in England, and the general is pretty short and gives no time for the primary winner to catch his breath. dy a women gives to merchandise. • And when it comes right down; to it women love to out-smart the manufacturer who doesn't fill up the box with the pro- .duct The woman remembers and passes it by the next trip. Signs Insult One of the problems of travelers will b3 complicated by the elimination of all signs from the interstate system—-and that is of finding a motel. ..• • This is particularly true in cities Where the proper exit must be hit or the whole thing forgotten. And there are not many motels located right on the interstate, which has been built after the motel was in operation on another .highway, Maybe the sign rule could. be modified to permit some direction signs for motels near the interstate. Otherwise motorists are going to be confused and frustrated which doesn't make for good driving. The furor in congress about the truth in packaging bill is really an insult to the housewife, Anyone who has watched a woman check items in a grocery store can testify that she weighs all factors and is not too much impressed by claims of the manufacturers, It has seemed a bit ridiculous the way the soap makers have king, giant, and super sizes of boxes to hold the product, but the woman isn't too much fooled when she opens it and find the box is not full, She remembers it and woe the manufacturer who tries to fool her twice. Of course the laws are being made by men. And men are the biggest suckers in the world in a grocery store. Few wo, men will trust a husband to ma*e wise se» leotions and get the right brand,, Men are more inclined to come home with an assortment of exotic foods rather than the meat and potatoes fare the woman of the house knows is actually what the man really wanted. 14en are more attracted by fancy labels and misleading statements than are women in the grocery «&¥& Buying groceries is a serious busjfless for a woman, Lake The little lake built by the Kossuth conservation commission north of Algona about three miles is now beginning to fill with water, It is not expected to be filled much before late this summer unless there is unusual rainfall. When completed it will be stocked with fish and will have an area for picnickers. People traveling 169 have been interested in watching the dam construction. In wet weather best way to see the water is from the black top road going west on the north side of the lake. It is a worthwhile project within the limitations of funds available to the county commission. and a penny saved here an4 there is important on the food budget. The mm, used to dealing in bigger figures in bu&aess is not wivtme4 by the penny savings and therefore happily loads a cart without the computer-like stu- England has a new tax gimmick £§*• signed to force labor into manufacturing and away from service jobs. Employers of *(lult mates to service wprk will have to pay a tax of $3*50 per man per week. But employers of men in manufacturing will get a $4.55 rebate per man per week. The idea is to force more manufacturing for foraiea trad*. $%gjjga4 uiwst trade or per* ish. Service institutions thus will be forced to let ujmeeded help go. pected to pick up* the tab for countless domestic programs which' many feel are not wise and at this time much against thetnational interest? - * '< doesn't ,lfk* what ment is doing 'he cafi-yett head off and Mat;'is jafiout all of the atierttion h* wtfl get in Washington;; '; •:•.''.¥;•" '•'.'• The recent maneuvering by our pept of Agriculture is^a good illustritiOii, When LBJ wanted to > 4 keep the aluminum industry and the steel people from raising prices he threatened to sell government stockpiles to keep the prices down, you will note he only threatened— he didn't actually do this. The threat however was sufficient to get the job- done. But when he started to berate mers for the high cost of living and decided to beat down feed grain and meat prices he had already been in the process of selling government stockpiles of grain and cutting back purchases, of meat products by the Defense Dept. before he even announced it or used the hreat to get lower prices. Both were an accomplished fact before the farmers were even told. This starting disclosure can only be attributed to the farmer's lack of votes and sufficient money to make .large political contributions. The two facts of life for LBJ are votes and political donations. s PIKE — 13-year old Steve Knutson of New Hampton had a pretty good day's work when he landed a 17-pound northern pike WIT BY IOWANS Complied by John M ,' HenrV i' of ''I Saw It 'InnThto Paptr" in McColi'j MagaiirM.^ * , ; ~ t T i < v Who's to decid>? "Money isn't everything; if you'are looking for- something in your wife's purse." — s Clarinda druggist. "The good old days are the results of .mem- ' ory over misery." — Fort Dodge'mer.cha.nt. ; • ' "Isn't it wonderful to see the prica of a certain issue of stock go down and realize you don't own a single share of it?" — Davenport teacher,. "The smart, realistic hostess, when the conversation lags, leaves the room for a few minutes." — SCI junior. . . ' ' .{ "A home town is where psople wonder how you , got this far." — SUI senior paper. ...\ ' "A successful wife knows'h,ow .much to be- . • • ' lieve of what she hears about ''her* husband."'— - • Ot; tumwa minister. ., " /.' , "What do you say to a i teenage daughter. who has saved up from a really skimpy allowance and wants to bs a blonde?" — Jefferson mother. C "The exact age varies, but usually it t* '"'••• about 16 at which'a Boy Scpttt ;• becomes ,a scout." — Shenandoah librarian. , . -• , .... .-, i> •..,-.,. •,• Illogical^ 1p invest ffete funds outside of Idwa banks (C. P. Weeds in Sheldon Mail) Iowa's Treasurer of State has now announced he intends to withdraw $33,700,000 in state money from Iowa banks and invest the money in federal securities. '•'-'•.' •'•,•,'.' . • • ' . He is doing this, he says, because the Iowa banks pay 4 per cent interest and the state can get "up! to" 5-per cent from the federal securities. . Those who hail the Treasurer's move as a good thing for lowa^ base their approval on the thought that state funds should be invested where they will gain the best interest rate. This completely disregards the fact that as of right now Iowa law itself forbids Iowa banks to pay more than 4 per cent on such deposits. > Is this a logical sort of deal? What difference does it make that there is evidently some feeling that the Iowa law will be changed to permit Iowa banks to compete? The fact remains that this year, and until the law is changed, the state makes it illegal for Iowa banks to even be in the market for this money, if it is going to the highest bidder. As a result of this policy on the part of the State Treasurer, $33,700,000 of Iowa money, se- "* (Paul Smith in Rock Rapid. Reporter) "' A discussion has been started between scientists, the clergy and lay .people about who is going to "turn .off the heart" or make the decision to "turn off theVheart".} > ; ; The discussion was certain with, the recent implanting of an artificial heart ; in > a man down in Texas. The; patient died from another cause f a few days later. He had!not' regained consciousness following the operation. .."•-• V'W-.*- •• .. Now.-suppose, as it was believed* his brain had been damaged as a. side-effect of the op- er4WcW. This- man might, conceivably have been kept alive for months ; pr years by a mecha- nteH/ heart, powered' from the outside; Suppose this man Md livedKon for; a vlong ^period—yn- , conscious; only ; ke|>t : alive ;by^a /'go 'the bip. question comes/up —who is: going to ^maxe the dfr- c^slon on stopping the. heart ma- 'chinfe?'i'•''''-'• ' *"' ; - '" 'j •'•'•• 1 ^-i '"'' " r Me^icai^sipience ^has progres-; •seUL-grefctty in re*** yearf&»*n3 the ability to kwi> people alive, althouflh they,"inayy be mentalfy ; The •expert* however,citing the fact, that Iowa banks "seep to bv^ somewhat more liquid" thanj UiS. banks in general, feel that Iowa credit needs "can"; be met without the state' deposits as backing." \ •':/? In view of the fact.that,banks throughout Iowa have jecentiy announced increases in the interest rates they offer on time certificates it should be reasonably apparent that the banks in the state want more money in order to finance an expansion in business activity in the state. If the state feels it is justified in going outside for a small immediate gain in interest does this mean they feel the same about Where the individual owners of savings should place their accounts? And if they do not feel this way about it, how can they explain that in this case what is sauce for the goose is NOT sauce for the gander? CU ^rrtt±^'nS SS^W^m^S a go: outside th^sta^This,mpn- ^w^^whojs going to say > ey will be out of the Tunning «^ 0 . t he inter venu? feedin^ for,,any type of fmancing for ^ n m ^ m sustaining!drug*T' Iowa;'s economu? progress; This, ';„ D £bablv will be a long ti- suPe|y ; should be of more £on- ^b^^cS,^ aTlnl cenibo the taxpayers^ if they ^ *$ ^ , Brea t 'auestion; lh- haye Ji smcere^ interest in the aividirel .doctors Will generally welfare of ,the stjte,, rather than hive; to , njl ^ their .owndeds- P^ng-uo the temporary gain ^ and t^en Hye ; w$> the.re- siilts of .tHat';'decisioni' The de- yilobment 'pf a mechanical heart; brings special' Urgency.,.. to the drp^bleni .hoyeyer-—heotuse ^•••••hesBJt is the' critical, organ of the" human body. If it keeps bpi?:tingriife. generally will conr ttnue-^mavpe for "too long.: V. '• I>r. • Michael Debakey, the jfireat southern ; heart, surgeon who" iirrolanted the new mecha- njcal heairi in Marcel DeRud- der, had' the Question answered by nature,! b'lt we imagine he haf sneni a long time pondering the (Treat question, "who turns the heart off?" legislature study, without An unfair tax law (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) LlttCF DUgS costly thorough Not everyone is happy with the law passed by the last Iowa legislature prohibiting non-res*, dents of the state from receive ing agricultural land tax credit. In the first place, it has caused considerable trouble for county auditors who are faced with the task of finding out where and how it applies. The residence of all owners, of course, must be determined. Then there is the problem of family estates. Hundreds of farms that are in family estates have been affected by this change in the law, in each case where one or more heirs live outside of Iowa. One non-resident heir keep; the entire property from bejng eligible for land tax credit, even though there may be 9 dozen living within the state. it w0uJ4 seejjj ibttt tMf ii one of the many pieces of legislation hastily passed by the (W. C. Jarntfiii in Sterm Lake iifistfr) Litterbug* are an expensive item; on the family budget. Keep America Beautiful, Inc., estimates that $10 of the state and local tax money paid yearly by the average American family is used to pick up litter from streets, highways, beaches The total national litter up bill runt around 1500 million annually, and that does not include the cost of removing Utter from private property nor the loss from utter-induced fires a«4 accident according to Allen H, S**4 Jr., KAS'S executive vice president. >'TJi!,ese are tax expenditures A L 0 ON k;;k' : VVru T M:^O %J ^M,T:^.; A p.v AN c l • sby tht'Advonei' Publishing ,Co", Mondays and Thursdays. " "^D^|an^^;Ju,,a?^ I At NEWSP AM* Or* Vtof in County"ondVto, nearest post office outside of County ...$5.00 Six months in County-;ond to nearest poit office .. —a.:_-^- —-J3.5O Year outside County; and/ to other thon nearest outside P;O.s : —-*/.00 All rights'to matter i published in the Algono Kossuth County Advance are reserved/including news, feature, advertising or other, and reproduction 1 in any'.'manner is-''prohibited except., by written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth -County Advance .In each nstance. All manuscript*, of titles ot.pietures: are tent at';the'owner's risk. Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R; (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 • - : , •'*••-' .. . - • - f • ' ' BLOSSOM INSURANCE '• .:;;':" AGENCY .• . AH tines of Insurance 109 North'Dodge Ph/295-2735: Chironractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - fti. 9 -a.m. - 5 pm Phone 295-3371 INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodije St. Polio Insurance - Ph: 295-5443 . Home^4Automobile—Farm ~7' : KOSSUJH MUTUlM. INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000000 worth ef iniur>nc* : , »n force. 1 '•;A home DR. M, R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res; Phone 295-2378 295-3306 '•'& Qf?>ce, Hours: "jiion. "• Tues:^Wed. • Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursdav an^ Saturday 8:30-12.00 Friday evening— 6:30 - 8:30 F*»rm Ml«»h«epment . Lela Scuffhim, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE ' . Goods, and Many pther •>}' Forms' '''"'•".'. ''•• " '.ttd 1 HerNt RICHARD A. MOEN ' ' • FEDERATED INSURANCE ..''••• •'••Mo^fr'n wftityin-- '". , Insuri»^ce .Service Business - Home -:(<ar'-- IJ'e 295-5955 , ' P.6,iBox 337 CARLSON ••mi MANACIMINT COMPANY «>/» N. D^t* Ph. Mi-am LEON H. LAIRD Farm Manajjemftnt Good man^gfimftnt is Good. B'^'n^ss 89,0 So, Harriet Phone 295-3810 , Doctors wer is FI^~", fl&^'VT^'' T ™R? SR* k!i e.'JustjiQtt'tliiter." (Ntil Mwrer In L«Mren« Sun) v state Treasurer Paul Framen- berg has announced that a total of $33.7 milUon of idle state fun* will be taken out of Iowa banks, which pay four per cent interest—the maximum set by the Iowa leeijlature—«nd invested at higher return, probably in U.S. treasury note* pay; imr five per cent. Part of thi? "problem" of idle funds, of course, is caused by the fact that the Democratic state administration U collecting two vetrs of state income tax in 1966—lowan*' pavmenU on 1965 income, and, through the new withholding tax, the payments on 1966 income. In addition to this double tax, several tax rate* also have been in* creased. ft is our opinion tin should be collected a* rather than to pile UP » sur* plus. Since we hive this hug* accumulation of funds, however, it would seem that the least that could be done would be to Invest it in Iowa, Rate of growth of the Hawkeve stajp lift year waff one of the poorest In the nttww, and it's tin&fe.fto KometWijg to reverse tiie trend. Investing st^te fy04$ • oi)l|Ute Iowa's bpiuidaries isn't going to he}p. There may b* no iegil re$tru> tions. but *t least there fa § T- . .. .^.^_^._ ^ ^^ ftja ^&P~ SS^r^P' *RH^ uioaey itt Sundff lnturtnce ; Aoenev Complete Insurance ; Service South Doifge Al«ona, Iowa RICKLfPS * OftLAN INSURANCEAWNCY All Tv«ei tf, InaujranM pH fi ,?fMS!lf f 1 AXOPNA ' ' N ttft&FFlCK M D • I\KI^V5> IVIXf •¥«• tf% Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician 4 Surgeon 118 Nb f Moore St. Office Phone 299-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 Dr. HAROLD W. IRICKSON JOHN M. SCHUTTIR, M. 0. By«» Ibcamined. Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. » East St»t« »reet Phone 295-2196 Hour* 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons OR. DONAUD J, KINOFIILD OptometrM Visual Amlvrts and Contact 108 So. H»rl»n, Algont ^ Or. L L, SNYPER 113 Ea«t State St. Pial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN P. KOOB, M. 9, Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Podge, Algona Office Phone J95-740I Dentists DR. J. i. NAURU JR. Dentist m E. State St. Phone CRiPITBURIAM Collective £eryieiB Fic$ ~ l)i. LiROY I. fTROHMAN Pentist 116 N- Moore St. Phone m-9191 KIVIN NAIH, Q.0.5. 123 E Call 295-510* _ Algona PR.J.0.CLAPUDOLE

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