Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 26, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 26, 1966
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Kqssuth County Advance * JL ^MJL .»• ^ JL ' T ^L- j THURSDAY, MAY u, i9ft of jbigtiess grips nation we are nervous Piesdderit Johnson in a speech last week lashed out,at what he called "Nervous Nellies" who question the conduct of the Viet Nam war, the war On poverty, and the war on inflation. The president Was evidently smarting under some of the questioning of this administration's aims. , The president seemed to be taking the position of the Great White Father in Washington who knows best for all his children and who should not be questioned on anything. ,. , .. The American people are nervous. They are nervous about the escalating war in,, Viet Nam. There are bodied being brought home for burial .from that- un- hippy place. AMERICANS ARE NERVOUS about • th6 administration's apparent bungling in handling ^the political situation. With the south Viet Namese fighting each other the U.,.&j troops .take on the Viet Cong alone. 'That wasn'tthe way it has been pictured to us before. • .••, . , < The people are nervous about the increasing"number, of, fighting men v being .sent to Viet Nam and wonder when and if the situation will get better. It has been raid in the past we are gaining the upper hand, but where and how is not showing >very plainly anywhere. • .pie,,people are nervous when Secre- tatiry Rusk and Secretary McNamara are before, the television cameras giving impressions that all is well, when it certainly "'doesn't loiok- : well,''V;'. ; ;/:-,:.-.••: i--i ;:• • .-.•••• ....-...•••• ..;.„.., ,. ; ;^:^.,„,-„.,,..,:;-.:,:;.: ..:•;•:; -.^ v -. THE PEOPLE are beginning to fear they a'rfjfot being: told the truth, and that they dre'ibeihg fedI soothing syrup instead of fact&iTjiey are losing confidence in ,the administration. Not .only are the common people beginning 'to question, (but those high up in the current of human are becoming more and more vocal in wondering what is going oh. This is an unpopular War. Thefe is no overwhelming desire to fight because the people are not sure why they are fighting and what is to be gained, not nationally, but in the world as a whole. They warn to know if we are getting anywhere. AND PEOPLE ARE NERVOUS about mounting inflation. The administration does ,a ,lpt of talking but, is short on the doing something about it. True the president cracked down on management of steel and copper, but that doesn't affect the housewife much in her grocery shopping. And when labor mounts unreasonable demands the administration looks the other way* Even the little people see the difference in approach. ; The cost of living index keeps* creejpi. ing Upward every month, this robs the V41ue of a ma'n's 1 savings. What he saved a's a dollar some 10 years or so ago is now only worth 43 cents in what it '*will buy compared with when he put it away. .., THE PfeOP.LE &re.nervous when ihe stock market plunges, for .there'<arc many who still remember that Black Friday of 1929 which led to the greatest depression this country has ever seen. People are nervous about the wild spending in the so-called war on poverty;. People are nervous about the Bobby Baker business and hints of more shenanigans being covered up. People are nervous when they see a rubfor stamp congress wilting under administration pressure. People are nervous because they are losing confidence in their government. (M. fc. Cr«M»* In Etf ft Or ov* tftf!•) We have been talking a great deal recently about this worship of "Bigness" that has apparently gripped pur nation. -Since it seems to be the one drive that is powering all of our action and development we will probably be talking about it for some time to come. . ; It has pervaded industry, business, education and especially government. It is in the latter field that we have seen the greatest danger t6 our community life and still believe, that it poses the greatest threat here and in our opinion is the least called for. Our latest item in this column on the subject was the shift of the seat of a govern- meiit from the traditional court house to the new. area center of government that has been selected by the state or federal government without ever asking the people if tha!t ceh'ter is the center of their choice. "Bigrtess" is already in our WIT BY IOWANS health services and our rrifcdictl centers and all of the »peciai services of the state and nation by which they shovel out tax money for what they call social welfare programs. They call these social services by such names as Social securi* ty, economic opportunity,; pover< ty war, mental illness and so on ad infinitum. Formerly such social programs were voted upon and administered on a community or county basis. But the people have lost the power to decide for themselves whether they are wanted or needed and to what extent. Federal and state governments are in a hurry to end all of the problems that have always beset us. i They take our money away from us and hand it out to what the government officials say are the people who need it (Socialism). By so doing they claim to ba a great and good government deserving of pur votes to perpetuate" themselves in power. And there is the nib. Too many of them are merely vote buying Complied by John M. Henry of "I Sow It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. . Leadership of the Iowa legislature is getting a bit uppity about visitors to the house and senate on the floor. They would h'nut^hefloor to the elected members, and of course the clerk for each member. ..,.;,. Cited as the reason, is confusion, particularly in the house of representatives crowded with some 129 members and 129 clerks last session. ' <*••...• '. . .'.,-. -• ' '•' • •- '"• • .Frankly as one who has sat , in one of the seats there is more confusion" caused by the members and the clerks than there is by the lobbyists and visitors. IT IS APPARENT that the members are restless and move about in visiting other members, discussing strategy, and maybe even telling the latest story. And the clerks are often busy going hither and yon for papers or information wanted b'y the legislator. Frankly a lot of the debate on the floor of both houses is more for show than it is [to convince the members. Few bills reach* the floor without careful consideration in the, committees where the real work is done. Few members are really in much doubt about what they will do on bills that come up for passage. The exception is the high- : ly controversial measures where most of the talk is really to keep those already more or less committed in line. .. FRANKLY ^ELIMINATING the clerks fripm $efts at the desk of their legislators w|uld|cut the size of "population^ of each house while in session by one half. This alone would reduce confusion. There are pages available to get a legislator anything he may want. When the session is on there isn't much a clerk can do with the possible exception of keeping a file handy while the legislator is talking on a bill. Lobbyists of course are a convenient ... whipping boy. They cani not objecTbecause'" the very nature of their work demands they bow constantly to the whims and wishes of legislators. REALLY it would seem the leadership has a complex developed from the last session. This was hampered by a host of new members elected in a landslide who felt they had to make themselves known in a hurry and thus often made nuisances of themselves. Also many elected in a landslide had no backing from the home party leaders who never expected them to be elected. Thus qualifications were not as high as perhaps they might have been if the local party had actively sponsored the candidate. The last session was confusing, immensely so. It lacked the old wheel horses wise in the ways of legislation and aware that making noise with the mouth doesn't mean progress. And the majority party was such a big majority it developed into factions, blocs and parties within the party, each group trying to out-do the other. f :-, It may be politically wise to blame it : on the lobbyists, but the facts are really otherwise. "Three meals a day, a roof over my head, two cars, a boat, a power mower and a contented wife. . .why shouldn't 1 be in debt?" — Waterloo airport. ., ... ; "It relieves a parson so much to complain, that we'd, .think the telephone companies, in the interest of mental poise and of not bothering other people, would arrange, some number you could dial and get it off your chest to: This is a recording. What's on your mind this time?' " — Davenport editor. "Some of the greatest thrills come late in life, such as making the last payment." — Clarinda. druggist. "A man who thinks he is more intelligent than His wife is married to a very, very intelligent wife." — Fort Madison housewife. "If it's American and isn't plastic, someone • somewhere is thinking of trying it that way." — New Hampton implement dealer. "A million reasons for a million happy homes are a million women who adjusted as wives and mothers and now are adjusting as mothers-inrlaw." — Iowa City professor. "Now we are assured 'that the human heart can stop its beating and then resume without ap- • parent bad effect; something inothers of small boys have known for years." —- Oelwein filling station. ,.*:'.'•<. ;.M,,U ,r-..,<. T ...a ;,^ i)....,it|.j i : '" &•••••" Professionals ruining baseball as kid's game (Chas. Davis in Iowa Falls Citizen) Most fathers would agree that there's no better way for their yoUng sons to spend a day than on a baseball diamond. Generations of American boys have been raised on baseball and baseball heroes. We wonder, however, if future generations will have the same enjoyment. Baseball — professional baseball— seems to be doing its level best to kill the game. And it's not only baseball management. Messrs. Koufax and Drysdale haven't brightened the image ; of the sport, either. But it's a sorry spectacle to note^the juggling of finances as practiced by the old Milwaukee Braves management. The Braves owners wanted to move and didn't blink an eye; at issuing phony financial.statements. Owners resist expansion of their .leagues. They'd rather fight than allow inter-league games other than the World Series. And pride in producing winning teams has been transferred by default to pro football and basketball. Professional baseball seems determined to suffocate in its own stupidity. But let's hope that the kids don't lose interest. Supports Mayne Census Resolutions So much time, effort arid thought go into political party resolutions it is a shame they are so soon forgotten. The only time they are referred to is by opposition candidates usually, and then no one takes the trouble really to see what was said. They are interesting mostly to analysts, political pundits, and newsmen who try to cut them down to get them in the available space in the paper. If the principles outlined in the resolutions were ever really carried out by the Winning party (either one) this would be a model government, with something for all and everyone happy. Mostly they are not capable of realization and are more of a hope than a pattern for action. republican are the conservatives, generally speaking. An interesting development therefore is in the giving of suburbs more representation in the cities, Suburbs of big cities tend to be conservative and republican. The situation will be watched with more than local interest in this fall's election. Better Remap Minnesota has just completed a new apportionment of legislative seats to give the suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul more representation. The rural areas took 9 corresponding Joss. The apportionment was made in a special session after the governor had ver toed $wo previous maps. The U. S. federal court is still to look over the new plan (p see if it meets the supreme court guidelines. Minnesota does not have democrat-republican representation. Instead the candidates are listed as conservative or liberal. fht,j^jferful unions, inJhe twjn^ cjtijs aja$ the -northern miniJMf areas are usually de- niocralic and liberal. Rural areas usually Those young punks who beat up a Sioux City judge had it comiag to them. In fact any punks who beat up anyone have a clout by the law coming, and should get it. However it is questionable whether beating up a judge is a situation in contempt of court, at least as has been conr sidered in the past. Usually contempt means violation of a direct order of the court issued after due process. The judge is the jury and prosecutor on the theory the contempt is self-evident and needs no proof. It is questionable whether the judge exceeded his authority. Mixing in a street fight is not the same as being on the bench. It would have been better, though perhaps not as quick and efficient, to have the punks brought before the court in the normal way to answer to charges of assault and battery. There's orobablv nothing wronf with the contractor's printijjfi contract given the Rra/lk'v firm i n n*s Moines. Mr. Bradley heads the hMmv eojninisswn. But m »ub- lie office even the appearance of evil must be avoided. (C. P. Woods in SMdon Mail) Republicans of the Sixth District will be greatly pleased at the official announcement today bv Wiley E. Mayne, Sioux City, that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress. Atty. Mavne's announcement was very fittingly made today in Sanborn, the place of his birth, He has been a practicing attorney in Sioux City since 1946 and enipys a very fine reputation in his profession. He is a past president of the Iowa Bar Association, a Navy veteran of World War n and a graduate of Harvard College (cum laude), and the University of Iowa School of Law. Because there was a high degree of interest in Atty. Mayne's candidacy prior to his official announcement, there has already been a statement from the Democratic party referring to him as a "hand-picked" candidate. The term was used in an attempt to give it a derogatory sound. Actually, the fact that so many Republicans in the district wanted him to be a candidate is a matter to be proud of. We can think of no finer compliment for a man in a matter of this kjnd than to be considered in this fashion. If this is not a democratic process we don't know what is. and it has proved itself in securm? for the consideration of all the voters of this district a very fine candidate^ (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lak* Register) Uncle Sam will conduct his every-ten-year nose count in 1970. But already the papers say preparations are being made by the census bureau. Some 15 regional meetings have been held thruout the United States to talk over procedures and decide what should be asked of the natives. We read somewhere that Uncle Sam is considering using the mails next time instead of sending out nose counters. Questionnaires will be sent to all mail patrons. These will be filled out and returned by carriers or thru the post office. We hardly think that will happen. Many cities and towns have been taking mid-season nose counts because the road use tax and profit from liquor sales are distributed according to population. So far as we are aware, every town has shown an increase via these special surveys. From which it is fair to as- sujne that the 1970 federal cenr sus will show gains, particularly in the cities and urban centers. agencies. But through these agencies our community government is being transferred, from local community or county control and administration. Wfe got quite a shock recently when our minister told us that our concept of religious belief and churches was doomed tb fall t<» this de*fre for "bigness." He said that the Small denominational churches in our communities were doomed because of insufficient support. He said that towns such as Eagle Grove could look to the time when we would be served by a larger, belter supported institutional church. One big, multi-denominational protestant church could serve the religious needs of the community. That shocking situation is no more illogical or impossible than many of the things we have already accepted. But we don't like it any better than we do having the court house in Fort Dodge. Education was among the first governmental services to break down the community or Fascinated by polls (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) There is something about a public poll which fascinates us. As a result, we read them faithfully, even the personal kind in which opinions are asked of folks whose ability to give sensible answers is a matter of the darkest ignorance to us, and of equally great unconcern. At any rate we read one today, in which several members of the always communicative public were asked if they thought a rude employee should be reported to the management. While most of those interviewed seeriied to favor reporting bad merchandise, not one seemed sold on .the idea of reporting a bad clerk. There seenv ed to be a. degree of tolerance or nobility attached to the clerk matter in the minds of those interviewed, but we have our doubts about that. Probably the tendency to report bad merchandise is there because it has a direct bearing on the buyer's . getting his money's worth. If the'clerfc rs^Hdertherirs l ho~*'<$ ual loss to the customer, who, if he has the type of disposition which will permit him to do so shrugs the matter off and doesn't go .back to that particular store. And the poor employer will never know why he lost a customer, or will have no due as to what he should do about a loss of business resulting from a bad employee's behavior. , On the other hand, we recall quite vividly a time we were so displeased by the conduct of an employee in a place we had the .misfortune to patronize that we threw off our. natural reluctance, and told the manager about .our trouble. He had, in fact, asked if everything was all right?" We replied, as usual, "Yes" and then thought better of it. Why would we say everything was all right when it wasn't?". , ."Well" we said, "as a matter of fact, everything was not all right." "What do you mean?" asked the manager. Referring to the employee in question, we suggested that he "might teach her some manners." A stricken look came into his eyes. "She's my wife," he said, dismally. "A stricken look also came into our eyes, and we left. Such are the chances you take when you try to do your dooty, Freeman changes What? (Bill Magror in L«Mr*ns Sun) Some fella, tongue in cheek, suggests thai they mint a_qup> ter with the benevolent Texan. on it. Don't know if he's trying to say that old l$j is just half as rood a president as the late JFK, or that he's just a two- bit president, or what. (N*il Maor*r in Lavr*ns Sun) Agriculture Secretary Oryille Freeman, apparently having a change of heart, has now asked the U.S. Department of Defense to buy more pork. And Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, who had cut purchases 50 per cent because Freeman said pork prices were too high, is now ready to put h^m and bacon back on the servicemen's tables. Thus have two U.S. department heads reversed a policy both had mutually agreed on, a policy that had its origin in the White House. Jt proves that unhappy farmers can still be heard in Washington, especially in an election year. It was ^ victory, too, for Senator Jack Miller of Iowa, who had iojned with several farjm organization officials in oppos- inc the pork purchase cut 904 other moves to lower farm pri- c*s, Unfortunstely, as S^nmstor Miller poin|t%J ouf there has already Keen "a lot of unneciesr sary damage done to farm prices," county .concept of property ation. When the law was passed, activated and accepted that all school districts must belong to a district that had a four yeaf standard curriculum high schi ooi then it became easy to jump county arid Community lines in the cdllecUibfi of taxfe*. . ; , Education also took a Second big juirijp when a*ea or commU- rnty vocational colleges wert made legal and taxes are now being collected Over several counties for these area colle*- ges. This group of communities in the Eagle Grove Community School system belongs to such an area now arid we are all going to pay taxes to support such a college to be administered out of Fort Dodge. * t Now the Sunday paper tern us that Governor Hughes has had a commission studying art area jail system. And that thii commission is going to recommend to the next legislature that such a law be passed and set see ow it works. its logical eonclu, -' have you won't get thrown in the clink in Eagle Grove , or (Jlflfion but will wind UP jn a Fott Dodge jail, probably in This will help move the leijaJ profession out of the smaller communities into the targercen- ters where criminal proceedings, Will be located. A Our own fears and dislike of this move to "bigness" in. all fields may be only the ramto- lings of art old goat who resists change. But we don't think so. Some place along the linejhu "bigness* becomes less, efficient, more costly and loses touch with the people whom it is being built to serve more efficiently. Some place along the line people who pay for all of this are going to decide they have had enough. At least we think and hope so. A L 0 O N A K O S S U T H COUNTY ADVANCI Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124* North Thorlngton St., Algona, Iowa. 50511 • Edjfor and publisher,.-.Duone E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlscnllles. 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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J.-.R: (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Unes 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 Ovtr $102,000.000 worth of insurant* in fere*. A hem* Company. Safe, ••euro. Lola , Scuff ham, S*cy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House. Ho'iRehold Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 T*d S. Hcrbst RICHARD A. MOEN Renresehtih? . FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern on«.«too Insurance. Service Business - Home - Car • Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sund*l Insurant* Aa*ncy Complete Insurance Service 118 South Podge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLIFS ft GEE LAN INSURANCE AGENCY All TypM of Insurant* Ph. 29545)9 or 2954111 ALGONA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - M. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3571 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 -12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON ton* MANA8IMINT COMPANY U'/l N. Oodflt — Mi. 2*1-11*1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So, Harriet .' Phone 295-3810 .','' Doctors ^ JOHN N. KENEFICK, M, D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W, State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN 0, Phvsidan & 118 No. M Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 Dr. HAROLD W. IRICKfON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 Bast State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons PR. DONALD J, KINOFIILD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algont Phone 296-3743 Or. L. L. SNYOiR 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Services CREDIT BUREAU KOSIUTH COUNTY AJgon* DAN L M.D, Clinic Bide. / 109 W. State st _ Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, Residence F,KOOi f | Re^dence Phone 895-5817 an< | Surgeons 5 DR. J. i, HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LIROY I. St»iiiSi Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KiVIN NASH, J23 E, Call Fact bilt 295,318? DR. J. G. CLAPSAODL7~" Dentist 112 N. Thoringitpn 395-2244

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