Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1971 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 1, 1971
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EDITQ roA Kossuth 8 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, March 1, 1971 Women's "Lib" Patsy Mink (an intriguing name) who is a U.S. representative from Hawaii, and also a member of a democratic committee, raised a fuss'when the word "man" was used in some party propaganda meaning men and women. So the committee took out man and substituted "person" which mollified the Hawaii representative who is also a member of the women's liberation movement. It is going to take a great deal of revision for the women to get a separate status in consideration of "man" as a species instead are ladies days at baseball games, at golf This militant man didn't stop there but took it up with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission who said the cheaper drinks for women was discrimination on the basis of sex and therefore the practice was illegal. ONE OF THE COMMISSION men observed that the law was to be "interpreted 'broadly' " while the complaining man also observed it favored the "broads" "broadly". There are many examples of special favors to entice women into various activities. There of a member of a sex. For instance "mankind" is a word greatly used to differentiate between the human and other kinds of life. IT MAY BE THE WOMEN are carrying this "lib" business a bit too far and instead of gaining some so-called "rights" they are actually losing some in the process. This was amply illustrated the other day in Des Moines where a bar had a ladies night where they could buy drinks for 40 cents while the men had to pay the regular 85 cents. One of the militant men took offense financially and protested to the bartender who said the cheap drinks were only for the' 'broads''. courses, clubs as well as special social events at many places designed for women only. Probably the Des Moines man made his point but for all practical purposes he is probably barking up the wrong tree. It is for certain that the women's lib movement intends to keep all the perogatives the women have enjoyed as well as cutting in on the few that men have. Basically it is a feeling of inferiority the women are combating which they claim is fostered by men. Women are a bit special in comparison to men. Most of them are aware of it and are content with the knowledge. (D.E.D.) Doctor's Helpers The Iowa senate has passed a bill which provides for "assistants" to doctors who are trained to take care of some of the minor aspects of medical practice. The proposal is controversial with some doctors while others approve. i The bill does not specify much in the way " of education of the assistants. It is motivated by the fact medical corpsmen who have served in the army, marines, navy and air force become pretty handy in taking care of the ordinary medical problems of people. In some western states there have been several instances in which these corpsmen have associated themselves with doctors, relieving the doctor of the care of the minor ailments and problems of patients, leaving the doctor more time to take care of patients who have serious illnesses. : UNDER THE BILL the assistants must work iinder j direction .briTqulIifte'd]'doctor and no jnore 'than two can serve the? same doctor. It is anticipated that the medical profession will spell out just what the assistants are permitted to do and what they are prohibited from doing. One of the problems faced by the medical profession and the public is a lack of doctors, particularly in the field of general practice also called family medical practice. This means in the smaller cities and towns where medical service has waned in recent years as graduates went to cities to practice or specialize. IN RECENT YEARS few medical graduates have entered the general or family practice field in which they take care of normal needs of many patients and refer the tough cases to the specialists. In practice a great many things can be done by one who is trained to some extent such as the corpsmen but under the law they are prohibited from doing anything. Some of them have had practical experience over a number of years and are very able to take care of the routine work in a doctor's office. The final test of course will be the attitude of the doctors whether they will accept them fpr^the routine -work. This may be the main sCumbTing JblocfeT^Anoffiefj''pr'6blem ~oircours"e" would be the responsibility of the doJtor for work done by an assistant. ' ; The proposal is permissive only and guidelines will have to be set up. The bill opens up a whole new concept of medicine and must be carefully studied. (D.E.D.) Car Inspection Proposed A bill 'in the state senate would provide for annual inspection of tires, brakes, steering, exhaust system, windshield wipers, lights, horn, engine and fuel systems. Inspection would be provided by authorized garages and filling stations. The bill was given a boost recently by the deaths of three teenagers at a drive-in movie. They died in the same car in which three others also died only a few months previously also from carbon monoxide poisoning. It is no secret there are a lot of cars on the streets and highways which could not pass a minimum check for safety. Dangling exhaust pipes, noisy mufflers indicating they leak gas, bum tires, and rickety bodies are common sights. Most are owned by the young to whom a bit of transportation, no matter how decrepit, is a status symbol. They snap up the discards which should be in the auto graveyards and drive them not knowing they are gambling with life. In the Des Moines case the car was kept running to keep the occupants warm. The heater fan picked up the escaping carbon monoxide from the leaky muffler and tail pipe and pushed it into the car. The danger is when the car is stopped. When moving the gas-is blown away. But in the case of teenagers there is the urge to park and more often than should be permitted someone finds bodies instead of teenagers in the car. Many cities and some states have requirements for inspection with a seal to be placed on the windshield. It is inexpensive as far as cost of the inspection is concerned. Repairs must be made if needed. It might be a nuisance for owners of newer cars but it should be a necessity for the older junkers the kids dote, on these days. (D.E.D.) Selling Tax Information A bill to outlaw the selling of information by concerns which make up tax returns for people has been proposed in both houses of the Iowa legislature. It has been revealed lately that some concerns sell lists of persons together with information on their income to concerns which send out advertising literature to such people. The problem is actually nationwide and while Iowa could shut off information on lowans the ban should be by the federal congress to protect all taxpayers. The Internal Re venue Service is now prohibited from giving out any information. The Iowa proposal would include anyone who helps a taxpayer with his return including lawyers, bankers and individual tax experts as well as firms who specialiEe in tax work. Lists giving age and income are particularly important to a lot of businesses that specialize in age and income brackets. In some cases the information goes for instance to a retirement project in which age and income are determining factors whether a person is a prospect or not. And some of these firms are promotions in which a buyer is bilked of his life savings by shady practices of some land developers, promoters oav highly for specialized lists. Most people have considered their income tax return is private information. This is true as far as the revenue department is concerned. But it does not apply in instances when a tax expert has compiled the return. Selling of these lists should be prohibited, not only in Iowa, but across the nation. The Iowa legislature should adopt the proposal to stop the selling of such lists now no matter what the federal government may do later. (D.E.D.) Wide Mobile Homes The Iowa house of representatives voted recently to permit 14-ft. 5-inch mobile homes and modular housing units to move on Iowa highways. They would be restricted to highways selected by the state highway commission. It would 'seem this is beyond the limit of safety particularly in southern Iowa where it is hilly and traffic is congested now by large trucks. Car drivers following such big units for miles too often take chances to get around the big jobs. There is a trend now in housing for modular homes in which house units are manufacured and trucked to a location and then assembled. Many mobile units are now designed so two can CIA Life In S. E. Asia Is Far Cry From 1 Bond CIA LIFE IN S.E. ASIA LIKE SUBURBIA WITH BOILED WATER; CONFIDENTIAL MEMO SAYS BRING TABLEWARE AND SHOP -EARLY; WHITE HOUSE TRIES TO STOP MEMO LEAKS TO JACK ANDERSON By Jack Anderson WASHINGTON - The popular impression of CIA men in Southeast Asia is of lean-faced James Bonds talking in whispers to Indochinese beauties in dingy •~:<bar<S"»oP- of~jQearded guerrilla • experts directing Meo tribesmen in the Laotian jungles. ! The real McCoy, more often, is a rumpled civil servant going to lard, who worries about when his refrigerator will arrive from the States and plays bingo on Tuesday nights. ' ' —UNROMANTIC PICTURE- This is the unromantic picture that emerges from an instruction sheet handed to CIA pilots leaving for'Udorn, Thailand. The CIA uses a front called Air America to fly missions out of Udorn over Indochina. Instead of pressing cyanide suicide capsules upon new recruits, the stateside briefer slips them a bus schedule for CIA personnel between Udorn's CIA compound, schools and' banks. "A bowling alley in Udorn has league bowling," the CIA confides to its pilot-agents. Their wives are given such hush-hush CIA tips as "water should be boiled three to five minutes prior to drinking, but it is safe for cooking and washing dishes if it is brought to the boiling point." Wives are also advised to bring "plenty of sheets and pillow cases" and "chinaware, tableware and kitchen utensiles." — BUMPY MATTRESSES— Other confidential information provided CIA agents includes the intelligence that "Thai mattresses are normally extremely hard and bumpy" and that "shopping is'gene rally done by the . servants due to the early hours (6 a.m.), one- : must shop to • »••••• »•»•• i •••• f 11 • • »• .• Mtrry-Co-Rouitd insure getting fresh products." The cloak-and-dagger boys are told they will have a supermarket, swimming pool, free movies, the "Club Rendezvous" (which doubles as a chapel on Sundays) and'Bingo on Tuesday and Saturday nights. The CIA bars are called The Pub and the Wagon Wheel and shut down at midnight. The same humdrum life style can be found at such CIA outposts as Vientiane, Laos, where CIA men usually live with their families in villas and dine at the town's few French restaurants. —SAFER IN VIETNAM?— One lonely CIA flier, who had left his family in Florida, worried about their safety after reading about racial demonstrations at home. "I'm going to bring them out here where it's safe," he confided solemnly to my associate, Les Whitten, in Vientiane last summer. But if the CIA living conditions are vintage suburbia, some of the missions are dangerous. The CIA pilots fly supplies to CIA- backed Meo tribesmen in Laos hinterlands. There are also more hazardous missions, such as flights along the Red Chinese border and ammo deliveries to tiny airstrips in communist-infested country. —CIA RECRUITING— . Footnote: Much of the recruiting for CIA pilots is done out of a modern, gold-carpeted office in downtown Washington with "Air America" on .the glass doors. One of my reporters, posing as a pilot, was interviewed by H. H. Dawson, a beefy man in shirt sleeves. He said prospects were dim right now, because the number of fixed-wing pilots had been cut back from 600 to 500. Dawson said the basic pay is $22.98 an hour for captains, $13.93 for first officers, with bonuses for special "projects". A top CIA pilot can make as much as $100,000 a year flying high hazard missions. In addition, station allowances run $320 a month at Saigon, $215 at Udorn $230 in Vientiane. —NEW LEAKS— The White House strengthened the guard outside the executive offices after we published excerpts from the confidential memos on President Nixon's government reorganization plan. •The extra guards were supposed to intimidate our sources who, unhappily for White House security, have continued to smuggle out newsworthy memos. Here are excerpts, for example, from the memo to President Nixon on government decentralization: "At present, the federal government administers social and economic programs through 160 separate lines of authority to the field. A wide disparity exists between the percentage of high-level positions in Washington and those in the field . . . This disparity has a marked effect on the authority and quality of the leadership of field operation. -UNNECESSARILY COMPLEX"The federal field structure is unnecessarily complex, and not always able to respond to administration policies," contin- be hooked together at a site making a double width home. At present mobile homes of 12-ft. 5-inches are permitted to travel in lowl and the wider loads are restricted to moving not more than 50 miles. The latter provision is for units shipped by rail close to the site where they will be located. One of the additional problems is that the length of the units under the bill passed by the house would be 70 feet for the unit and 85 feet long for the unit plus the tractor hauling it. This is an additional hazard. One factor influencing the legislature is there are some manufacturers in-the state of the larger homes who wish to be accommodated in getting the horhes from factory to site. The senate should take a good look at the proposal and if the longer and wider loads are to be permitted standards of moving must be set which give real protection to the car traveler. (D.E.D.) There's no relief like that of a big snowstorm being predicted that doesn't show up. ***** Most sports events on TV do not have the teamwork on display nor the contact and movement of football. ****** The more the women's lib advocates imitate men the more silly they seem to wondering men. ****** The best part of travel is getting home to familiar household goods and your own bed. ***** You can't accuse the government of not having faith in the earning power of the taxpayers. ***** ues the memo. "The existing structure obscures accountability for program results. It disperses responsibility and authority in such a way as to make secretarial management difficult. "The autonomy of separate activities has been particularly evident in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, although the same tendency is present in other departments . . . Specialized agencies tend to be responsive to the special interest groups whose primary concerns are the welfare of their constituencies ... To insure that the Department Secretary can manage effectively, line authority for all departmental activities should run to him." The reorganization task force, headed by Litton Industries' Roy Ash, also recommended shifting more federal officials from Washington to the field and upgrading the importance of regional offices. What the president would really like to do, as we have pointed out in the past, is to increase his control over the cumbersome federal machinery. - LIBRARIAN Mrs. Stella Hadley, Nevada, has recently resigned from the Nevada library board after serving over fifty years. She has been reappointed to the board by each succeeding mayor. Second class postage paid at Algona, Iowa 50511 AICONA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE ' Published by the Algona Publishing Co., Mondays, office and shop 111 East Call Street, Algona, Iowa 50511 Issued weekly Mondays H. B. Waller, Executive Editor Julian Chrischilles, News Editor Denny Waller. Advertising M«r. Tom Waller, City & Sports Editor Gary Rich, Classified Ad Mgr. Dorothy Muckey, Women's Editor Jack Purcell, Plant Foreman OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNiy MEMBER FARM-HE Providing insurance for farmer* and ranchers Is a very special task. It takes a full knowledge of theft special needs and unique ,. problems. It means keeping up to date with all kinds of insurance available. . And being able to offer the exact protection required. Who's most qualified to offer thta service? Search everywhere under the < sun and you'll probably agree: There's no one more qualified than your State Farm agent , offering Farm-P*k orotection. , ALFRED "BUCK" BUCHNER 295-5556 STATI fA*M A INSURANCt STATE^MRM FIRE'AND CASUALTY COMPANY HOME OFFICE.: • BLOOMINGTON. ILLINOIS Association - FoumM 1889 Insurance Chiropractors The trouble with life is the things you have to do keep interfering with the things you want to do. l ' v 'i Insurance ~ *„ ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 895-3176 * 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 T«d S. H«rbsf SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Phone 295-5529 or 295-3811 Algona Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON EYES 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. KINGHELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 115 N. Dodge Algona Phone 295-3743 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 296-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT tUtEAU Of KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bilt Reports 295-3182 CLEGG .' .... CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC j.; " '"- Algona, Iowa * r. 124 N. Moore 295*5235 DR. D. D. ARNOLD / i 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 2Vfe East State St. Box 460 ALGONA, IOWA Farm Management CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 1JV4 N. Dodff* Ph. 2*5-2111 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 ' Doctors J , l , M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN I. BRAY, M.D. M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Off ice >Phone 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTH, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 «£N F. KOOt, M.D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians 4 Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 296-2406 Dentists Di< J - •iJW 5 ' M Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131

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