Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1966 · Page 12
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1966
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TMAT County Advance l'.i"«i JL r JL 3 Valuable |ifte for the graduate Bouquet as Benson quits THURSDAY, JIMW It, tM* retires the revelations ofLe* Hawkins' con- diict" of 'the state democratic central committee plus the "endorsement" of candidates "by the county and state convention* is in. practice a return to the old days of 50' 'yc'SiTs.' ago. , • Then the nominations for offices were made at conventions, and the chairmen of the various degrees • of committees were almost .cjsars in their authority. , '. The convention idea was rejected |n Iowa and -the primary idea adopted wherein tHe candidates were on their own in the Campaign and were chosen by the '' IN THE PRIMARY concept of making nominations the county and state committees were supposed to be neutral as between various contenders and for the most part they we^re* ;..,.';" ,;f In fact in most cases if the central committee; had stepped into a primary fight it wpuldl have been a kiss of death to thejcandidate. Charges of bossism would certainly ^be^ raised., to the .benefit of the can<|idat| wihp^ was hot favored; ;, Injtihe Hawkins case he revealed That he had &petit central committee money to gei Scalisfr nominated as attorney-general candidate instead of 'Don Wilson, of Des Mqiri€s/^His reasons were not made public, bill Scaiise won by a narrow margin. WITHOUT MUCH QUESTION the Hawkins ..support enabled Scaiise .to win the nomination, for support from the central committee in the state .can be powerful in getting local leaders who have no particular choice to go along with the state leadership. ' ; This of course was strictly against the rules but Hawkins made no bones about taking the political law into his own hands and doing : something he admitted might be illegal. 'His defense was the "good of the party."! Whether Wilson viewed it as The latest controversial decision of the U. S. supreme court is viewed with considerable alarm by many law enforcement officials as hampering prosecution of criminals:' i; •' . • , '•' •"'; | ••; The court in a 5-4 decision made it mandatory 'that a person arrested be informed of his rights to a lawyer, warned that anything he said could be used against him, and that his lawyer be present when he was questioned. i, ! r ; The decision was bitterly denounced by the minority of four judges, but the majority opinion of five prevails as the rule of lawii . : ; .•;.;..;" USE OF CONFESSIONS is particularly handicapped by the terms of the majority opinion. Before a confession can be used in court all factors of an individual's rights must be proved by the law officials; The burden of proof is thus placed on the enr forcemeat officials to show almost a bending backwards to get a voluntary admission of guilt. In matter of fact the use of confessions is now practically eliminated, for though obtained the conditions on which it is given i become so stringent enforcement officers will be afraid to even try to use it. Enforcement officials will now have to turn to the building of evidence admissible in court to convict a person accused of a crime even though his guilt may be admitted to start with. Scribbling Despite the furor at present over the handwriting of doctors, they alone are not the only ones guilty, Anyone in the newspaper business finds himself trying to decode the scribblings of some news items iurned in. ' The art of writing so people can read it seems to have been lost somewhere along the line from the old days of the "Palmer method" dummed into kids in old-time school days. The reason for writing is to transfer a thought, conclusion, or information. To write it so it can't be read destroys (he purpose entirely. It isn't too difficult to write plainly. It's plain courtesy to write so the recipient can read it. It's laziness to scribble. And when doctors do it on prescriptions it is downright dangerous. Men are the usual violators, Most women write plainly. Why men should be uftr intelligible scribblers is a mystery when they do the communicating in business where misunderstandings can be expeiv give. Maybe it's because they are such p spellers they don't 4are write plainly. Scapegoats Sending of Freeman and Humphrey fco the midwest to "qujiet" the farmers i* » sign of the concern of the eongressmeft of the democratic party ays reflec|g4 'by the administration. Democratic congressmen elected in the good fo/c the party was of no importance in the decision. Hawkins took over in an era when the democrats were not in power. In many oases men had to be almost drafted to take a nomination for some of the lessor offices because few expected to really win. AT THAT TIME, with the party at .a Jow ebb, unorthodox activities of the stats chairman could be at least tolerated and perhaps in. fact condoned by the party as a whole. It was his duty to fill the ticket, and fiU it he did. And as is inevitable in such cases, the power to choose when no one wanted the nomination, became a power 'to choose when there was a contest. No parson likes to have his authority chopped down. Hawkins is firey, opinionated, and con^- troversial. He was what was needed in those days. He was a good man for the party because he rodie hard and played. to win—-and win he did through circumr stances not ail of his own making. He took advantage of the opportunities offered •.him. .' ,• , . .'.'..'.. BUT THE PARTY has now grown fat. It controls the statehouse and the legislature/and all but one congressional seat. It is time for a "holding" man to take -over. .•• : . • .'' .-. ' '•'• ' '- "•• Hawkins was not forced to resign nor was there any particular battle in sight. He could have been renamed easily. But he has made no secret of the fact he wanted to get "out and return to the practice of iaw. As he steps down even republicans can maybe grudgingly admit his ability, even though he was ruthless, domineering and perhaps "illegal". -• He was a product of the times, used his opportunities well, and can retire gracefully with his party at high tide. ic? AND A HORNET'S NEST of problems have arisen from the decision. All cases in the past where a confession led to sentence will be used by those now in jail in an effort to get out. Even though guilt is admitted, if the rights as outlined by the • court have been even minutely violated, the man is entitled to a new trial. ,** , The difficulties of convicting in such'; a case can be imagined with time passing by, witnesses gone or dead, and circumstances dimmed. Whether the supreme court refuses to make the decision retroactive or not, the . "jailhouse lawyers" in prisons will be using it in a effort to get out. THIS SUPREME COURT has gone a long ways in many instances to protect the rights of individuals. In fact in some cases it has gone too far, hampering legitimate activates of police and other enforcement agencies. In matter of fact the rights of the people as whole have been whittled away by such decisions. The public as a group must have protection from the criminal element. Law is supposed to protect the rights of the people as a whole as well as the rights of an individual, . In this decision it would seem the court has forgotten the rights of society and has dealt too easily with the rights of an accused, even one who has admitted his guilt. This decision does not protect the right of the public to be secure against the criminal element. Johnson landslide in farming areas find their constituents disillusioned about the "Great Society" which apparently is leaving farming out of its aims. In Iowa there were several democrats elected who owe their victory strictly to the Goldwater and Hultman campaigns designed for disaster. They have faithfully followed the democratic "line" in congress and now find this is not what is necessary. Freeman's approval ("now an admitted mistake") of lowering of food costs and the defense cutting off pork purchases hit directly at the farmer. Also there is disillusionment over the war in Viet Nam. People were alarmed when Goldwater advocated escalation, but they find the war now escalated even beyond what Goldwater said. Inflation is cutting into the value of even 'the less than parity dollar the farmer receives for his products. And the administration's softness against skyrocketing union labor costs is boosting the 'things the farmer and others must buy beyond their capacity to pay with depreciated dollars. In Freeman and Humphrey it would seem the administration is seeking a couple of scapegoats. Neither has a following in ifche conservative midwest. Humphrey's following is the liberal easterner. So is Freeman's. Jt seems Johnson is endeavoring to divorce himself from the problem by loading it on the vice-president and secretary of agriculture. (6ord«ri AiiftiJflf id Lake Midi Guphle) IfydU have been wondering what to give your graduate, here are some rules for "living. Like the author says, if you will cut them out and wrap them in a $100 dollar bill, they will make a most welcome gift. 1 think even a $5 or $10 bill might do the trick. And if you can get your graduate to notice ther se words of wisdom, he may thank you in years to come 1 : Save a little; with $1,000 you're freer. . .R&ad papers and magazines regularly: editorials, articles, columns. . .Be polite to all, even the rude though it hurts. . .Keep a diary, watcih yourself mature. Speak in a soft voice and enu- nci/ate clearly: people will' listen. . .Learn to play a. musical instrument, if only a phonograph. . .rem&mbsr nobody has mystical secrets for success hid- dan from you. . .Why drink liquor unless a doctor commands it? Be politer when driving and your ugly inner Monitor tri* tO CT886 yMtt • »A &dod , bOOK weekly will enhance your mental stature. . .Wrtte down your own rule* and plans. . .Don't fear an houf alone, i think in* terlude. , .Cigarette money can pay your premium on an f8,000 insurance policy, Read dictionaries and encyclopedias; they're full of gems . . .Begin in youth to buy tome land, or a town lot to hou s>a your bride. . .Be orderly; keep the damage down, , .Remember there's no organized opposition to your dreams and ambitions. Treat Mom and Dad like friends a little older. . .Don-t forget that good posture excels expensive clothes. . .In the other sex, intelligence, loyalty artd diligence beat cleverness and oomph. . .Accept taxes and military service calmly, like measles and marriage. Be yourself; bring your friends home. . .Adopt outdoor sports you can pursue all your life. . .Act poised and confident, even if you're uncertain fend ftfraid. . .Cherish your di« ores tnd duties: Work's A blissful refuge. > .Write letters of* ten to family and Mends; it dv ilizes and mellows you. Be an expert on at least one lively topic, if only left-handed general*. . .Don't deplore your* self; God put you here as you ire, a link in His chain of life , . .Live within your means; don't envy the rich; a Lincoln is only a vehicle. , .Drop in on people; they like it. Remember proudly who you are; never humble yourself to second raters. . .Cultivate humor and enough indifference. . . Discuss your problems with your town biggies'; they'll be flattered and they'll help. . . Don't hesitate to show you like and love people. Why act tough and cocky? It's only a disguise of empty boys and girls afraid. . .Don't be irked by brothers and sisters; you irk them too. . .Read history and biography to guide your private and public acts, . . Whatever your private views on religion, go to church. (Paul Smith to t Reck Map** R*p*rM rred Benson of Sheldon his been republican district com- mitteman for many years, It is one of the most tedious, time- consuming, out-of-pocket-expense-jobs we know of. Undoubtedly it to highly interesting— but whether the interest and the knowledge that a person if contributing substantially to fundamental political soundness in our form of government, is enough to make up for the work, is a question. At any event, after serving for many years, Benson is going to step out of the office. He has passed the word around that when republicans gather in Des Moines for their state convention, he will retire front the office of district chairman. We hate to see Benson retire. He is a fine citizen, a dedicated party man, and definitely the WIT BY IOWANS Complied by John M. , Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper'' in McCall'i Magazine. Monopoly business •VUVVWWVUVArVU 1 "Probably the top enjoyment comes when you are old enough to know what you are doing but young enough to do it anyhow." — Mason City banker. "Of all the days to catch fish at a popular resort, the best scorns to be yesterday." — Sidney auto dealer. , . . ' ... . "If you have given up trying to open something, toll your 4 year old not to touch it." — Marengo dentist. "The bathtub was invented in 1850 and the" telephone in 1875. This probably doesn't mean much, but if you had been born around about 1850, you could have sat in the tub for years without the phone ringing." — SCI faculty man. "As with most vehicles, cost of operating a grocery cart goes up with the number of stops you make." — Des Moines housewife. :, "Nothing's shorter than short term debt." — Davenport doctor. "People do learn, as time goes on, that crime does not pay. You seldom hear of a bank robber more than 80 years old." — Sioux City Sue. "The significance of a long courtship is that the girl has looked and looked and can find no better." — Fairfield professor. « ' . ^ '' • "The one touch of nature that seems to make ** *«inore«of us* kin is ,iS?ew. poundr»here aWa"'%ere in the wrong place." — Mt Pleasant housewife. Cost of county audit hits a new high in Wright The Virginia plane crash illustrates the 4*nger of flight practice over populated areas. (Pat Gallagher in Belmond Independent) It: would be oiir guess that any number of county auditors and treasurers shared in the glee that Wright county's treasurer, Harold Sullivan, experienced on reading-last week how the Iowa tax commission "lost" a million dollars. The best explanation that the commission's director of • accounts and finances could come up with was, "I think-we probably left something out. It was just a mistake on our part." What had happened was that a 10-month report of revenue issued May 9 set the figure through April at $169.7 million, whereas the state had actually taken in $1.1 million more than that. This came on the heels of the state audit of Wright county's books for 1964, in which the examiner had pompously pointed to a $243 tax receipt that had been registered to the wrong district. It was implied that the error was brought to light by the audit — whereas it had actually been corrected nearly six months before the inspectors had shown up. Iowa county courthouses are getting a little tender where the state audits are concerned. The officers have a feeling that the state auditors are going a bit out of their way to prove what dunderheads the predominantly Republican officeholders are. Wright's board of supervisors was miffed to receive a bill of $3,155.55 for the audit of 1964 business that was conducted early this year. This was comparable tp auditing expense that had averaged $1,980 over the previous five years — and in a couple of those years there was included the costs of several additional auditing jobs that did not pertain directly to the courthouse. The two state inspectors (who bickered endlessly between themselves while at the job) took 74 days to do their work, compared tp> the ayeraje of 52 that hj4 &ufftee4 in th> previous five years; ajruj the county officers fjranJsJy eoijjjj not detect that any but customary proce- dures were carried out. An inquiry on the matter brought a reply from the supervisor of county audits that we'd just 'better take to increasing the tax appropriation for auditing expense because inspection costs have gone up. Blame for the longer time required was placed on "unsettled" conditions in the Wright courthouse. "The officers are squabbling and bickering among themselves," the inspectors had reported — which led the officers to mumble under their breaths that they could nevertheless take lessons in the art from the inspection duo. Anyway, a snort of delight greeted announcement of the million-dollar booboo on the tax commission's part, . . A Democrat-oriented rtatehouse riding herd on a host of Republican- oriented courthouses just doesn't make for political peace and quiet. Champagne party (W, C, Jsrntjin in • Storm Lake Register) Some of us were surprised— if not astonished— to read that the Democrats, the poor man's party, will throw a gigantic party at the coming state convention. Festivities will begin at U p.m. with dancing, genera) re- joiting and breakfast, the news- papere say. Tickets will be $}0 each- AIM! get thisWevery par' ticjpant wifl be entitled to a glass of champagne-" Holy cow, AtttWs in old Iowa. Even Governor Hughes appears to he sj)mewk»t perturbed. He is quoted as ftaylng; "When, the jPfcnioeratic party reaches the affluence of a champagne breakfast, it U getting out of the wofking man's w (C. P. Weeds in Shelden Mail.) Possibly one of the main reasons there is no more public outcry than there is about the encroachment of the federal gov- erment in business is that up to now this most apparent encroachment has been in the field of the biggest business, the'corpor- ations or those which because of circumstances have some sort of "monopoly" in their field. There are, it seems to us, certain, businesses which from a practical standpoint must have exclusive rights in a territory. The two most obvious are the electric industry and the telephone business. It would obviously be impossibly inefficient and cumbersome to have more than one set of electric lines, for example, providing electric service in any particular identical area. The same idea, of course, applies to the telephone business. We can remember, from quite a long time ago, being in a city where there were two telephone companies. Anyone who wished to be i able to'talk to all telephone users in town had to have two telephones, one from each of the two companies, two books and know either from memory or research which company anyone he wished to call happened to do business with, if he was not connected to both — naturally at a double cost. But because companies such as electric companies are never owned by an individual, the direct impact from government competition or excessive government control is not personally encountered. It's another of the endless examples of how true the old adage is about "it all depending on whose ox is gored." If for instance, a community or a state should decide that it would be a good idea to establish one big government-owned service station, or women's wear store, or any other type of retail or service establishment, finance it with tax money, and "keep the profits at home," meaning in the control of a public body, there would be a highly different reaction. We can imagine the resounding outcries that would go up about this invasion of individual rights and there would also be a sudden and complete reappraisal of the true worth of the capitalistic, free enterprise system. Well, as ihe saying goes, "politics ain't what it used to be." But the very suggestion of % ehampagflf bf eakftst staggers the Promising world (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun.) This is an election year, and it is never unusual to hear candidates for public office promising the people all manner of things in return for their support. It is seldom mentioned, that the people will have to pay for the beneficence of the politicians. It is a little like installment buying, where the inducements are often so appealing that the burden of payments can sink the family ship before income has grown to meet obligations. Taxes and the cost of living are going to be a major worry of the present generation and those to come. Taxes are a necessary burden, of course, but in government as well as family spending there is a point whepe desires have to be balanced against income and ability to pay. Whatever the politicians may promise during this election year, just rememjber th»t th* bin must be paid. type of person we want in poll* tier. .-'".• ; ' :•'•• '-..• Like « lot of us, Benson is not «s youthful as he once was. He has chosen to Mire from the office and the Reporter ttpw hopes that the district will pick a younger man. It is time to give the young folks the reins of power—they arc ready for them, and continued control by senior citizens—*nd by that we mean the folks over 60—isn't attracting young folks to the party. It is time for a new genera^ tion to have political leadership. The fact that the democrats have seen the hand-writing on the wall, and have turned to younger leadership, is one of the reasons so many of our youth are looking to that-party. Now there there is to be a vacancy in the state leadership —let's use that opportunity to get some of the World War II folks into, top posts. A LOO N A K 01 I'U.T'H COUNTY ADVANCI ..Published by the Advance Publishing Co.. Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, »24 North Thoringtoni St., Algona Iowa. 50511 Editor and publisher, Duont E. Oewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPJR AS($b N ADVANCI lUilCHirnON RATE One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County ...SS.OO Six months In County and to nearest post office --_----.- J2-XX Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.: $7.00 All rights to matter published in the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including newt, 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 tent at the owner's risk. •»»»»»•»»••**•**>•*•*••••*•****»»•*•» BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — Ail Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lanes of Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. . Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000,000 worth of insurant* in fere*. A hem* Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 2U5-3733 Ted S. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car • Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Afency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEPS * OEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types eff Insurance Ph. 295-55W or 2W-3I11 ALGONA Optometrists Chiropractors Or, HAROLD W, IRICKSON 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. KINGFIILD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Phone 395-3743 Of, "C," L, SNYDIR 113 East State St. Dial 295,2715 Closed Saturday Afternoon! Credit Services CRIPIT iURIAU KojiyTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact MU Reports mm* DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Pri. '9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN" Chiropractor Office Phone ikes. 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon..- Tues. - -Won. • Friday 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON F«rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 121/2 N. Dodg. Ph. 295-2*9I 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 Mo. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, W, D, M.P. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTTER, M. D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F, KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Dentists OR, J. B. HARRIS JR. Pentisj;. 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 LEROY I, STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 29^3131 NASH, p.0.§. ^ Call 295-51Q8 Algona Dentist 112 N. Thorington

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