Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 9, 1966 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 9, 1966
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Says state losing despite claims THURSDAY,'JUNt-*, IM* Back door killer The state democratic platform" committee refused to advocate direct -repeal ; of the Iowa right-to-work laws but it did :come rout with the idea which/ would do just that but by indirect tneansr , ' The proposal is to legalize "negotiation of a union shop agreement!" This proposal does not require: a man to, be a, union member, to get a, jobrr-buti it deies require that he join within 30 days or be fired for, not, joining. ; Tjiis, is a mere subterfuge, and if pajs- sed Would cause a deluge of strikes to force employers into "negotiations"- for. a union shop agreement. IT IS APPARENT the unions are \rtot so; much interested in, a man getting) atijqb; asUhey are. in ; getting;him to pay dues, Ijir some, instances unions ha.ye ( eye^icolleqted ( ."dues" from non-members as a'condition of retaining^ emjjlpyjnent. ? ,;.''•.: • The * Iowa right-to-work laws, "with those of some 19 other states, are to protect the workman himself from the., sometimes ruthless leadership of the unions,; Under the union shop and also under ;this so-called "modification" the union in fact,, hasi complete control., of. the man> right to a job. He must maintain 'his'union" membership which includes a'lot qf-things besides just paying dues. - - - - , IP A MAN HAS to belong to the union the leadership has no, obligation, to; sell the members ore belonging. They haye. no obligation to really give the membership service. About all the union leadership has to do is collect-the dues and' spend the money. Under the right-to-work law, the union, leader must sell jthe workman, on ; the benefits of belonging; to a union. And in order to do so he | must show some benefits to the workman from belonging' to the union. : All this real)y makes the union, leadership more responsible to the desires and wishes, of the members themselves. ENTIRELY SEPARATE from the ethics of: forcing aj man to join a. union to have a job the r,ight-to-work law is, an important weapon, the union member has over his leadership. If the leadership does not do the workman any good then, he is: free to quit it. 7 Naturally this offends the union leader who like many other people wishes to have others do his work and he rake in the, dues. A union shop makes the leader fat and lazy. A, right-to-work shopi means he has to deliver. The-drive- for, repeal of., the right-to, work law and this "modification" does not come from the union member.* It comes from the leadership. Only the leadership benefits. Tax credit problem Two cases filed in district court here reflect the concern over a law/ passed ; by the 1965 general assembly. The new law prohibits payment of agricultural land tax credits to people who do not live in Iowa. This has resulted in considerable confusion and some injustices. In estate cases many times some of the heirs to property do not live in Iowa while others do. In one case one heir lived outside Iowa but six other heirs lived in Iowa. The property was declared ineligible for tax credit because of the one heir living outside of ' '' " ' " . ,, THE CASES RAISE the question of constitutionality of the state law. If -the new law is not constitutional under either the Iowa or the United • States constitutions it of course will be knocked out;/' The legislature was under pressure* from farmers and land owners to increase the land tax credit. This of course would include allocating more state funds to the tax credit. V r ; The original law proposed to relieve farm property of high school taxes' by the state paying to the county the tax over 15 mills on farm property. , •'.'•..',' ; • •THIS PAYMENT was to %e made direct to the county by the state and a "credit" given on the tax rolls as if the land owner had paid that amount himself. However in no case since the law was passed has there been enough money appropriated by the legislature to pay the land tax credit in full. It has dipped to some 30 percent in recent years. This of course put a higher and higher burden of school property tax on the farm owner because he had to pay all except that 30-some percent. In recent years the tax levy for school purposes has increased because of increased costs including higher salaries for teachers and the general trend of inflation. THE LEGISLATURE FELT it impossible to give much more state money to the tax credit. In an effort to "do something" the idea of cutting out non-residents of Iowa from the benefits was devised. This of course was under the old political theory of taxing folks who don't have a vote and giving benefit to those who do. Non-residents do not vote so they could get as mad as they wished and the legislator wasn't affected. The theory, was the money to pay the agricultural land tax credit was paid into the state by Iowa taxpayers and they only should get any tax benefit. Bubbly The democrats are living high off the hog if they can serve champagne at their meeting. Only a nasty republican would ever think they need it to ease the concern. Atjany ,rate; it is hoped an American n4|0| ,th'e bubbly will be served, After ijrat^esent this, administration is a bit miffed at DeGaulle and the French. Maybe this would be a way of putting the French dictator in his place and worry him into coming around to our way of thinking. If DeGaulle hears Iowa democrats are serving only American wine it will make him be a good boy again. For all that—as the society reports say, "Everyone had a good time." more base pay so he can have more to take home. This means added costs to the employer who must pass it on to the consumer. Thus what the man must buy costs more, and the dollar he really gets is devaluated in what it will buy. There isn't much security for , the young worker. 'Word' Security President Johnson the other day in, a speech advocated an across the board boost in social security payments. HOW* ever up to now nothing else but tjie tajk has been evidenced. This is really an admission inflation is cutting the value of the money the social security people get. What would have been sufficient a few years back is not enough now. The dollar just will not buy as much. It also demonstrates social security is not an insurance program in which a per^ eon puts his money to be returned to him when he needs it. It shows social security as a political gimmick with benefit bjsed, on political consideration^ of the njoinent. And it admits the money that i£ paid: in when a dollar was worth a full dpJJar in what it would buy is robbed by inflation of much of its real worth. People npw drawing social security have no worry about it bjeing continued as far as they are concerned. However ftqp just starting to work will find their pajfe check clobbered heavily to pay for the present program, and there is a real threat the money these young people pay in will ngygr get back to them in kind. And by increasing the amounts taken from the paycheck inflation is encouraged. A m§n whose check is cut and cut want* Secretary Freeman has evidently been given the "word" by the administration to get the farmers off his back for his statements of recent weeks which were detrimental for farmers. This remarkable flip-flop reflects the concern this administration has over its declining popularity, Midwest congressmen, including Iowa's democratic members, are reported to have given the secretary what-for recently. The democrats from Iowa are worried about the situation, and well they might be. For farmers have been disillusioned about the Great Society leaving them out to the benefit of the teeming millions of votes in the cities. From now until November the farm? ers are going to have all the love and tender consideration a scared man can give them. But ma.ybe they won't be fooled again. Like that television show—which is the real Freeman? Population A population drop of some 700 if pf^ dieted for Kossuth county by the state department of vital statistics. The total now will go slightly under 25,000 for the fjrjst time in s»me years. The loss in population is in the farm-. »ng area, where larger farms have Become an economic necessity because o* high costs of machinery to produce the crops, Whether the town population has increased or not is debatable, hut some losses are expected in some towns which serve only a fraction of the rural population. MiUfftr. In Launni Sun) Robert K. Beck of Centerville, candidate for the Republican nomination for, governor, has bfjotjght out some c^ld; hard facts to disprove the claim of Gov, Harold, Hughes that all is Well in Iowa, There has been some growth, of course. But; in comparison With other states, we are mov? ing backward: Here are some of the facts Beck has listed; 1. Iowa is 49th among the 50 states in rate of population growthi 2. Iowa was one of only, two state* in- the nation that lost population, in 1965, 3. Iowa., in,the year 1965, was, in a period of its greatest population stagnation in the entire history. of> the state, 4. According to, the newest and latest figures flow, avail' able, Iowa has'grown less than one»tenth of one per cent since I960, while all the states surrounding Iowa (Minnesota, South DakotSj Nebraska f Missouri* Illinois, Wisconsin) haye all gr6wn from 36 to 62' times- faster than Iowa, during the same period: 5 The national population growth rate • per annum. is« 1.8 per cent, While in 1965, Iowa lost population, 6, Iowa, unless the trend is reversed, will have 15,482 less jobs for its male^ breadwinners in 1Q75, than in 1960. 7. Iowa : has had less gain in manufacturing jobs than our surrounding states! 8 : Iowa, between Jan. 1, 1963, and Dec 31, 1965, despite three years of, unprecedented prosper,- WVWVAAA Complied by. John. M. Henry, of "I..Saw ,It,. In The Pqper!', in McCall's. Magazine, "probably the most frightening things in« life ar,e those that you almost do." — Anita clerk. "Jt's easier for a man with money to get experience because of the helpers who show up." — Hampton trucker. "It would be easier to follow in Dad's footsteps if. Dad would tell you where he had been." — Dubuque editor. "The most unbearably proud mother of the neighborhood is the Mother of the Little Leaguer whose coach yelled at him to stop at third base, but whose mother, screamed for him to , come on home, and he did and made it." — Iowa City coach. "Money isn't everything. Quite often, you'll find it isn't enough." — "Sioux City Sue." "A certain grandma was so delighted when she heard that her grandchildren were coming to visit here that she gave five dollars to the church. The following Sunday, after the children had left, she put in ten dollars." — Des Moines minister. ."Courage is a little hard to define in these peace years, but it's something like looking a sales lady straight in the eye and saying you'd like; to see something cheaper." — Anamosa clerk. ; "When there's really nothing more to be said, there's always someone saying it." — Storm Lake professor. "Some times when a man does not put away childish things someone drives over them coming into the garage." — Waterloo airport. ,,;.,. •"•'j •" i r iwir.1 HMV.IM?;/ u.,-!./. ;,i.<. .,i,,- j H -,.. n », >..,,.,,.->•,.,-j !,„,,]•-, This editor called chicken '' f when wasp enters car (Bill M«ur*r in Laurent Sun) It was disastrous. Or at least it could have been if I hadn't used all my dexterity to skirt some unpleasant little duties that would have left me with an upset stomach and resultant inability to gorge myself with the delicacies the Irish one whips up — peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chicken noodle soup and other delightful dishes right from the can. Thank goodness for my chubby, yet nimble little toes that allowed me to trip-trap over to the couch and take a nighty- night nap on Sunday after eat> ing. Thank goodness for the ability to stay away from home until after it gets dark. And the ability to shove the unpleasant thoughts out of my mind, until it's too late. Little duties like whisking that dead mouse from under the furnace into something and then out of the house. The ability to forget those two little birds that the wee one said "dropped out of the sky" into the yard and which the Irish one is as anxious to touch as she is the mouse. Or Murphy. He is suffering Good idea (N«il Maur«r in Laurent Sun) Northwestern Bell Telephone Gomp,any, in an advertisement which appeared last week in The Sun and many other newspapers, offered suggestions as to what to do about obscene or other offensive phone calls. The company outlined a few simple guidelines. It pointed out that it wants to help in investigating and apprehending these We approve of the company's action, even as we deplore the situation which made it necessary. We wonder if this harass- rnent by telephone is a growing nupifestatioji of a "sick" civili- zajjon, as someone has suggested. Some 375.,OOQ complaints from anguished- victims are registered annually with U.S. phone companies. Perhaps as many other recipients of threap and obscenities suffer HI silence, or simply forget about it. A bill has been prepared by U.S. Senator Edward V. Long again from the whippings he's been taking from the dogs about town. And when he comes home and hops up on the bedspread and lets himself ooze blood over it, I'm happy I can get the heck out of the way of the Irish one who can be far more unpleasant than dead mice or dead birds. One unpleasant task I was unable to dodge was a wasp, however. Blasted, little thing hopped right onto the inside of the front window as we went for a family outing about town in the Mayflower and there was nothing I could do but get it out, I pondered for moments the best way to handle this wily animal that could leave me puffing. Dead mice and dead birds and a half dead dog don't frighten me too much, but a wild and vicious wasp is too much. My heartfelt thanks to Glenn Kees who came along and, approaching the wasp with due caution, ridded the Mayflower of that crafty animal. The Irish one thought me a chicken, maybe, but at least I was unscathed. (Democrat from Missouri) which provides for federal penalties. This would apply not only to the voiced threat of violence and the obscene suggestion, but also to the trick of repeatedly calling a number and then hanging up without a word. Harassment by telephone may be on the way out. Most used (C. P. Wood* in Sheldon Mail) A language expert says thai; 43 words account for hilf of what the average American says or writes. The nine most used words are: and, be, have, it, of, the, will, I, and you. The thirty? four others are: about, all, as, at, but, can, come, <Jay, dear, for, vget, go, hear, if, in, me, much, not, no, owe, say, she, so, thai, there, they, this, t«ne, though, we, with, write, her, and your. New try an4 make up t ,ajn intelligent or iJkteresJjng paj*£raph out of tee wordj and. you; v^^p! an idjg. of why nornia} cja|Jy conversation i§ what it is. ity and recofd low unemployment rates, gained only 11,2(00 job** TlliS is a gain of 1,1 per cent, one of'the poorest showings; in, the nation* Beck contends that Iowa is capable of far more than this, and, that the best brains in the state must be called upon, to work out, solutions to our economic, industrial and agricultural problems. "To, put Iowa on the pinnacle it deserves," he says, "will require, total dedication by the governor, the legislature, and the people of Iowa." We must have greater economic and population growth in Iowa in the years ahead in order, to compete with, other ; states, It's time to face the facts, and to dp, something about it. It's time to return, Iowa to great ness. >utes (Sac Sun); A couple of weeks or more ago The Sac Sun, editor wrote a personal letter to Congressman Stanley L. Greigg: Among other things, he complained that the J Congressman seems to be voting straight down the line with the Administration, rather than considering the wishes of his constituents in the 6th Congressional District of Iowa. Mr. Greigg wrote a very friendly letter to the Sun editor in reply, and called attention to the fact that he had voted, against the President's pet project", the Rent Supplement Program. This week the following- letter comes from "Americans For Constitutional Action," which states, that in withdrawing their original votes the four allowed the bill to give Mr. Johnson a victory. Here is what the "Americans For- Constitutional Action says about it. "Congressman Stanley L. Greigg, 6th Congressional District of Iowa, was charged with being a mere puppet to LBJ who jumps whenever the President pulls the strings. "Congressman Greigg was charged by ACA along with three ,ether Congressmen, .W.. "Rogers, 18th Texas; N. Smith, 5th Iowa; and A. G. Olson, 6th Minnesota. "These so-called representatives of the people who are actually mere puppets of LBJ who jump whenever the President pulls the strings should be made to explain to their constituents why they changed their votes on the Rent Supplement Program, yesterday, May 10," charged ACA's executive director, Charles A. McManus. "Mr. McManus continued: LBJ forces trailed by fourteen votes at the end of the first calling of the roll. After the roll was called a second time for those not answering on the first round, the unofficial count stood at. a 192 to 192 tie. Then, while fellow Representatives watched, these four Congressmen who had, voted against LBJ marched to the well of the House and withdrew their votes. Instead, they answered 'present' and thereby .presented LBJ his margin of victory. "Mr. McManus concluded: Yesterday's vote is another example of the subjugation of the Congress of the United States by the, all-powerful Executive Department, a system of government totally foreign to that conceived by our Founding Fathers," Nervous Nellies (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) The rift in the Democratic party has reached the name calling stage. LBJ in a speech the other night referred to those who don't agree with him in the conduct of the Viet Nam war as "Nervous Nellies." Those to whom this reference is made would include Senators Wayne Morse, J. W. Fulbright and at times Sen. R. B. Russell of Georgia, chairman of the Armed Services committee. It would also take in such newspapers scribes as Walter Uppman, James Reston, Arthur Krock and even one of the Al- soj» boys. We have an idea that "Naughty NeiUes" would better describe the feelings of LBJ when speakjjag of these critics of his administration. It i$ true thjtj there is decided dissent thruout the nation and a mlgMy uneasiness about the Vie/; Nam mess. And we don't thjuk our usually soft spe- presidenl should belittle who disagree. A silly (Paul Smith In Heck Rfpidi Keporttr) There is a< pfofessot doiwii, at Ames who- wants to be the United States senator from Iowa. He thinks he.,can defeat. Jack Miller of Sioux City, which would be quite a task. Anyway he got to sounding off last week and said that the- Vietnamese war is all the fault of the republicans. That is a right silly statement. True the republicans have been supporting the, administration's war effort—but: jn' s; I960. Whett Mr. Kennedy was elected president, we were not in. war in Viet Nam, we had very few tro^ ops there—and things were go; ing along reasonably well Let's see what is the record; The first democratic president in this century was W.oodrow Wilson. He was elected president in 1912 and after he had been reflected in 1916 on a. plat- form of keeping tile United Sta< tes out of World War I/ we got itttovit. The second democratic president of the century was Franklin D. Roosevelt, He was elected president in. 1932 and it wa'S 1941 when we got into World War 11. President Tfu« man continued the democratic control of the presidency through World W^r II and then we got into another war—excuse us, it was a "police action"— 4n Korea. That was was wound up after Dwight Eisenhower was (elected ^resident as a republican." •"•'"' -.._•• Then in. 1960 Kennedy was elected—now in 1966, the Ames professor would; have you believe that it is those confounded republicans who get us into wars. ''• , For shame, Mr, Smith. The record, of when, the wars are fought is clear. Republicans were hot, responsible. A ICON A KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCI Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays '-.and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North, Thorington St., Alaona, Iowa.', 505)1 Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dowel,. Managing Editor, JOIIan Chrischlllcs. TIONAt NEWSPAP Asffbc ADVANCE. SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County $5:00 Six months In County and to nearest post'office- ; - ' $3.50 Year outside County, and to other, than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 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 or pictures ore sent at the owner's risk. BUSINESS a PROFESSIONAL > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge t^Ph. 295,2735,, .- 4 .. . i t 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 Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbtt 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 A 6EILAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph, 295-5529 or 295-3811 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 Afternoons DR. DONALD J, KINQFICLD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training- Contact Lenses 109 So. HarJan, AJgpna Phone 295-9743 Or." 1. l/SNYOfl" 113 East State Sfc Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Ftt. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3371 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 turn- MANAGEMENT COMPANY N. Dodt* Ml. 293-2191 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 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. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUmR, M. D, Residence Phone 295-2335 n DEAN F, KOOB, M. D, Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N Dodge, A^ni Office Phone 295-2401 OR. J, B. HARRIS JR. Dentist m & State St. Phone 295-2334 IR, LERQY |. Dentist 116 N. Moore St, Phone 295-313}

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