Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1971 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, January 11, 1971
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Legislators Face Trouble As the legislature convenes there must be second thoughts on the part of many who were elected about the wisdom of' their running The problems this legislature faces are magnified many times over those In the past The problems are the same but the solutions more difficult. The tax problem is a little daisy that will haunt the halls of the capitol in Des Moines for as long as the session lasts. The state treasury is down to bed rock. Yet the various departments of the state are demanding more and more money. Taxes must be raised. Even with a boost in taxes the demands can not be met. There are going to be a lot of unhappy people in the state when the legislature quits for the year. Biggest demand is by schools—the state universities and the local schools. They are competing for what money can be raised. WELFARE IN THE STATE Is getting bigger and bigger and the state has some hope of being bailed out by congress-but that hope is for the future, not for the present day to day problem. Sure to be noisy is a debate on abortion law change. A drive is being mounted to get Iowa's abortion laws modified and permit abortion almost on demand by the prospective mother. This is a moral issue that will raise hackles and voices. Then there is the two-pronged districting— not only for the next legislature but also for congressional seats. The political oratory by democrats is sure to be long and loud because the legislature is dominated by republicans. BUT THE DISTRICTING is not just a party problem-it is also a rural vs city problem. The recent census poses quite a problem for rural legislators to contend with if they want to retain rural domination of the legislature and congressmen. No matter what comes out there will be a lot of people unhappy and they will voice their displeasure. As the legislature convenes there is honor and dignity 'and a desire to do a good job As the days come and go so will a lot of the honor and dignity and perhpas also the good job. So it is well to greet the legislators now with honor and credit them with a desire to do good. The time will soon come for the other side of the political coin. (D E D ) Nixon And Commentators The hour long "conversation" with President Nixon and commentators of the four major television networks had a bit of the appearance of Daniel in the lion's den. It seems at first glance at least that Nixon pulled a Daniel and the network lions had their claws In. It was evident the face to face talks were a bit more respectful of the office of the president than say in comments by the four people in other circumstances. Here they were faced with the magnitude of the job the president faces. Nixon came out of the hour long program unscratched. He answered the questions when he could and when he couldn't gave a review of why he didn't feel it in the interest of the country to give a direct answer. HE FRANKLY ADMITTED the election eve rebroadcast of one of his speeches was a mistake. He admitted he and the congress did not get along and told how he planned to have closer relationship with congressmen, particularly senators. Nixon reviewed briefly in answer to a leading question how the Vietnam war had been defused and how the administration was bringing men home as fast as possible with due regard for the military situation. He refused to get into a prediction of what might happen when this country was fully disengaged. It was an "iffy" question that could not be answered. However he indicated as long as he was president this country would not get Into a similar situation again. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS on the Israeli- Arab situation were "guarded as they should be in the delicate balance not only between Israel and the Arab states but also because of relations between this country and Russia, England and France. The president was optimistic about the economy for the future and cited guidelines which predicted improvement. He said the unemployment figure is too high and was a reflection of the shift from a wartime to a peacetime economy. It was a good review of the situation the country, faces as far as the time permitted It would be good for Nixon, the commentators and the country if such "conversations" were made more frequent in the future. (D E D ) Goodbye Marlboro Country Cigaret advertising disappeared from the TV screen after the bowl games New Year's Day. It was a move to take temptation away from the American people. Whether it will succeed in like manner to the Noble Experiment of prohibition remains to be seen. In some ways the cigaret commercials were the most entertaining and least obnoxious on the tube. The Marlboro Country commercial featured western scenes of great mountain beauty and the product was not over exposed. It was a pleasure to watch and was low sell. Some of the commercials were silly - like the Benson &. Hedges pitches for the long smoke. Most of them featured young people whose sex appeal depend on which brand they used. Some were a bit obnoxious with the hard sell featuring masculinity such as the Camel pitch. One thing the ban Is doing and that is making Medical Brain Drain Maurice TePaske, vice chairman on the state health planning council has come up with an idea to keep doctors graduating from Iowa's school of medicine at the University in Iowa in the state for at least a time. It is evident that most of the men graduating from Iowa go to other states to practice after they have finished their education in Iowa. Few settle in Iowa and not many, If any, in recent years have gone Into general practice in the smaller communities of the state. The doctor situation is critical in many areas of Iowa and it does seem that some of those graduating from Iowa's university should remain in the state to practice medicine. The college of medicine at the University is now admitting about 140 applicants a year from a list of men qualifying of 240. The 100 who are denied admittance would be asked if they would practice in Iowa if they are admitted. The college would give some preference to those who would promise to stay in the state for at least a time, say five years. Iowa's college of medicine has a good national reputation and its graduates are rated high. If costs the taxpayers of Iowa about $40,000 for each graduate In tax money above any fees the students may pay. It seems reasonable that graduates should at least give Iowa a look before going elsewhere. Doctors in the smaller communities in Iowa do make good money, sometimes more than those the networks review conditions in the advertising field, income from cigaret commercials was big. Commercials were particularly common on sports events along with razor blades, shaving soaps, and lotions said to make the user irresistible to females. Where that advertising money will go now is a question. Some will probably go into magazines and some into the big circulation newspapers. It will be difficult for the networks to replace the income for sports events and it may well be that the "take" of football, baseball, basketball and such events for the participants will be sharply cut. it may even take some of the less popular sports off the air for lack of sponsorship. Of all of the commercials perhaps Marlboro Country was the best whether it sold the product or not. It was certainly scenic. (D.E.D.) in the cities. However, in the smaller communities it is not always a 9 to 5 occupation of those in the specialty fields. Mr. TePaske's idea is good but implementing it would be a problem, it's high time for some plain talk with those who are entering Iowa's college about the future. Iowa deserves more than it is getting from medical graduates. ***** What may happen worries more people than what does happen when it happens. ***** By this time those New Year's resolutions are getting a bit irksome and a little bent ***** Don't cuss the legislators - they have problems most people never heard of. Not yet, anyway. * * * * * Do those pants suits also remind you of Chinese coolie women? ***** Does it seem better sometimes to have loved and lost rather than the problems of raising a family? 6 * * * * * Those who say the world owes them a livine 76-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR STILL NO. 1 MAN Behind The Scenes Look At FBI's J. Edgar Hoover IroHHvttia ^*^ WASHINGTON - Inspired by the government's peephole practices, we decided to turn the tables on J. Edgar Hoover and to conduct an FBI-style Investigation into his private life. We used some of the FBI's more offensive prying techniques such as watching his house, inspecting his trash, questioning his neighbors and checking his movements. As evidence that no one's private life is unassailable, we discovered that even the scrupulous Hoover used to spend his summer vacations at La Jolla, Calif., as the guest of an oil millionaire. The late Clint Murchison picked up Hoover's tab year after year at the Hotel Del Cherro near their favorite race track. The durable old G-man, was 76 on New Year's Day. His public relations wizardy has produced the image of a man of action, prepared for any encounter anywhere with public enemies, communist spies and other forces of evil. - o -HOOVER'S HOME John Edgar Hoover, the man and the image, are enshrined in a jewel-box home in a sedate Washington, D. C. neighborhood. A small eagle roosts on the letterbox left of the door. The foyer, scattered with oriental rugs, is dominated by a bronze, lifesize bust of a grim Hoover. The walls are covered with photos and other mementos of his exploits. Intimates say he never discards a gift. Among the oddities he has accumulated, recalls a visitor, is one of the earliest stereos with a color- sound lightshow attachment. The presence of the nation's top cop in the neighborhood, say residents, hasn't intimidated criminals who have burglarized at least six homes, stolen an auto, and made off with other loose valuables over the past several months. A next-door neighbor has so little confidence In Hoover's ability to deter crime that he keeps his house spotlighted at night. Indeed, the chief G-man started hanging a simple Christ- M*rry.Oo»Round ""TO" 1 " 1 "" """IIIIIIHIIIII fey JACK AND ERSON •»««ii« mas decoration on his door a couple years ago, according to a woman across the street, after vandals ripped down his Christmas lights. - o - - FBI CHIEF'S FREELOADING- Our investigation turned up the startling fact that Hoover, on his annual pilgrimages to the Del Mar race track at La Jolla, permitted oil millionaire Clint Murchison to pick up his bills. We have seen indisputable documentation that Hoover stayed in $100-a-day suites as Murchison 1 s guest. The hotel was owned by Murchison, whose son, Clint Jr., acknowledged to us that the FBI director was never billed. "If he had offered to pay," said young Clint, "Dad wouldn't have accepted it." At home, Hoover avoids parties, say intimates, unless he is sure of the guest list. He doesn't want to be seen with unsavory characters. Yet he has stayed at the Hotel Del Cherro at the same time some of the nation's most notorious gamblers and racketeers have been registered there, attracted like Hoover by the races. The old G-man hasn't been able to hide the fact that he plays the horses. But he has sought to mitigate any damage this may do to his square-jawed image by spreading the word he is strictly a $2 bettor. This is , faithfully confirmed by those who go to the track with him. But at least one racing companion told us confidentially that the $2 betting is a myth. He asserts Hoover, though he may make occasional appearances at THE ETERNAL FLAME Anti-Crime Bill Attorney-General Richard Turner is proposing a new anti-crime bill for the legislature to consider. His proposals would make it easier for law enforcing officers to get evidence and would grant immunity in certain cases to witnesses who testified. Under present law a person can claim the Fifth amendment to the U. s. consltutlon to protect himself from giving evidence In a case which might incriminate him. This has stopped prosecutors in cases involving others besides the witness and in cases has resulted in freeing a person the officers believe Is guilty. Under Turner's proposal a witness would be required to answer but the evidence he gave could never be used against him. m a way this would free a witness who was guilty of a part ' cuted'fo? T ^ ^^ fr ° m 6Ver being pr ° Se - The attorney-general also wants a stricter ~1S f 6 "t ° f ex P losives a «<l would require permits to buy or use any kind of explosive. The person getting the permit would have to keep a record of each use of an explosive and account for any not used. This is designed to .,..! the $2 window to bolster the legend, also sends secret bets by messengers to the $100 window. - o - A LITTLE ROMANCE Our FBI-style investigation of J. Edgar Hoover uncovered a batch of personal letters, signed "Affectionately" and "With Love," to an attractive Washington, D. C., widow. This is one of our startling discoveries about the FBI's bachelor boss. Hoover is a stickler for conventional morals and ordered an exhaustive investigation of an FBI clerk who was accused by an informant of spending a night with his girl friend. The girl was subjected to an FBI grilling, and the clerk was fired for unbecoming conduct. Hoover himself treats the ladies with 19th century courtliness. The only hint of a romantic interest is found in his personal letters to the late Muriel Geier who, according to local legend, was the inspiration for Muriel cigars. In her youth, she was a stunning beauty who resembled the girl on the Muriel cigar label. The cigar people have heard the story that Muriel's father ran the cigar concession at the old Willard Hotel and that a cigar maker on a visit was so captivated by Muriel he named his favorite stogie for her. But the favored legend is that the Muriel cigar got its name from the daughter of a Little Rock, Ark., colonel. - o - - HOOVER'S LETTERS There is no reason to believe that Hoover's relationship with Muriel Geier was anything but Platonic. His letters were personal but proper with affectionate endings. When she was preparing for a European tour, he offered to arrange special treatment for her with the U.S. embassy in Paris. Later, he wrote that he would send two FBI agents to escort her from New York City's Kennedy airport to the Waldorf. Hoover was born in Washington, youngest of three children, into the home of a career civil servant and christened John Edgar. His parents, Dickerson and Annie Hoover, were God-fearing folk who taught him the fundamentalism that still dominates his philosophy. After his father died, Hoover brought his invalid mother into his home and for years provided her with devoted care. Yet curiously, he contributed scarcely a cent to the care of his sister, Lillian Robinette, who also spent her last years as an invalid. He left all the cost 'and worry to her son Fred, then a lowly agent on the FBI payroll. would under strict restrictions permit law officers in some cases to get evidence by tapping telephone wires. His proposal is said to be more restrictive than the federal statute. The proposals are certain to cause some furor In the legislature and be hotly debated if they come up for action. (D.E.D.) * * * * Wonder if the meek would want to inherit tne earth now. * * * * Wonder if the universities are teaching the young how to be unhappy intellectually * * * * * * * * * * * ud m would make !> H, tne rock festival? storm th ° Se B»U stones * * * * The proposal would also strengthen laws regarding trespass on farms and o ° ffldais Most men have a bit of trouble discovering what rights they have that the women want When Fred's wife became pregnant, Fred went into debt to hire a nurse for his mother. An attorney, who loaned him $2,500, told us Robinette had tried to borrow the money from Hoover but had been turned down. The neighbors in Lanham, Md., where the Robinettes lived, also wondered why Lillian's famous brother didn't help'out. But Fred, who quit the FBI in 1951 after staying long enough to win his 10-year pin, had no complaints. He told us that he neither sought nor expected financial help from his Uncle Edgar. For Hoover had carried the full financial burden of his own mother's care. It cannot be concluded that Hoover is tightfisted. On occasions, he has reached into his own pocket to help out FBI agents in need. - o - BAN ON TOBACCO, BOOZE ADS?Senator Frank Moss, Utah Democrat, has knocked tobacco advertising off radio and television. Many sociologists believe, however, that liquor is a greater menace to America than tobacco. Alcohol costs the United States more than 28,000 highway fatalities and over $2 billion in industrial losses, broken homes and rising crime each year. Hard liquor advertising is voluntarily kept off the air waves. But beer, wine and ale commercials are accepted. Senator Moss is now expected to follow up his campaign against tobacco advertising with a similar campaign against liquor advertising. He will Introduce legislation to bar all liquor commercials from radio-television Keeping your car clean does. It doesn't cost a lot to keep your car clean at Robo. Robo is fast, fully automatic. You stay in the comfort and safety of your car and watch Robo go to work with warm, soft water and specially formulated detergent. You can get a fully automatic spraywax job for very little money and no extra time. No wonder more people drive into Robo than any other cor wash. ROBO iThe Grimefighter SOUTH PHILLIPS ST. - ALGONA Second class postage paid at Algona, Iowa 50511 ALGONA KOS8UTH COUNTY ADVANCE HI Issued weekly Mondays T ,, R. B. Waller, Kxecutlve Editor OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY MEMBER Association • Founded iem BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance * * * * Turner also wants a wire-tap section which With the price of pork at the super market maybe calling police a pig is a compliment. Insurance .. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. B95-3176 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Hail Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $124,000,000 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. Herbst SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLEFS & GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Phone 295-5529 or. 295-3811 Algona Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON EVES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED CONTACT LENSES Phone 295-2196 Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closed Thursday and Saturday afternoons 9 East State St. Algona, la. DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 115 N. Dodge Algona Phonfe 295-3743 DR. L, L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed-Saturday Afternoon; Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bilt Reports •295-3182 ^^ Algona Chiropractors CLEG6 CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC "•"•'•• • Algona, Iowa 124 N. Moore 295-5235 DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9, a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. MILTON G. NORTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COLLECTION SERVICES Home Phone 295-2548 Office Phone 295-3836 2% East State St. Box 460 ALGONA, IOWA Form Management CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY U'/. N. Do4f« Ph. 2I5-MI1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295*3810 Doctors "•^ •^^•o— 2_^__ MEL Y>L N ,°/ B °U*NE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN 1. BRAY, M.D. M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-2828 JO "N M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOi, M.O. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians fc Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 296-2408 Dentists n Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334. DR. LEROY I. STRQHMAM Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131

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