Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 15, 1971 · Page 11
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 15, 1971
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EDITCSII AT Kossuth Coun 4 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, March 15, 1971 Boost Sales Tax There seems to be a tendency among key legislators to take the sales tax raise as a method of Increasing state revenue in preference to an income tax boost. What may actually happen is that both may be raised. Legislators see an immediate income surge if the sales tax is increased which will relieve the immediate demand for money. The income tax boost would not be so productive of immediate cash. Sales tax returns will come in July when the new fiscal year starts while income tax returns will lag. This even though if the income tax is boosted the withholding amounts will also be increased. Those not on withholding would have to revise their estimates but these would not have the impact a sales tax would have. NEITHER IS POPULAR. Governor Ray prefers tax boosts to raising the sales tax. His proposal would raise income tax income about 40 percent with the heavy increase on the larger incomes. This might help in the future but the legislature says the need is urgent now. Ray's proposal and -a sales tax boost of one percent would each bring in about 60 million dollars a year. The tussle now is which course to take. There are those who say the sales tax falls heaviest on those in the lower income brackets, but opponents say a withholding boost for income tax would fall just as heavily and there is little difference in the impact onmosttaxpayers, those in the lower income tax brackets. The high incomes would pay considerably more. THE MOVE FOR the sales tax increase is favored because if adopted by April 1, which seems likely now, the state would get the full quarter of April, May and June in during July. At present level this would mean about 15 million dollars more in the treasury when it is most needed. The battle lines are being drawn. Democrats are expected to make quite a push against sales tax income based on the theory it hurts the "little fellow" the most. Republicans will counter with the theory all will pay more taxes and that the sales tax is needed now and an income tax boost can be had later in the session to take care of future needs. Legislators take a week's "vacation" from March 12 to March 22. They will be feeling the pulse of the home folks on which course to take. The fight will start March 22. Soothsayers say legislators should, like Caesar, also beware the Ides of March. (D.E.D.) i*^:!:!^^ ends, ranges from 11 million in January to a Democratic prediction it will reach 44 million dollars. The truth is probably somewhere between and also depends somewhat on what is considered. There are some appropriations which have been made but not spent yet, such as improvements and new buildings. These can be and probably will be held up for the time being. The present tendency of the legislators seems to be to hold the line on appropriations for 1971-73 at the level of the past two years. This means that appropriations will be frozen at least for this year but could be taken up again in the 1972 annual session if state income improves. The trouble is that the state income and sales taxes are not bringing in anticipated receipts. Sales are down and incomes are down. This means less tax on sales and less tax on incomes. No one now knows what the story will be in the next few months. (D.E.D.) Want State Money A group of mayors visited key members of the legislature to request more money to ease the city tax load. Cities are now limited to a top of 30 mills on property and the cost of services by the cities has gone up and up, the mayors said. g The limit has been reached in most cities and towns. One of the problems not talked too much about is the fact there is a lot of tax exempt property for one reason or another. Also there is the fact that Iowa cities and towns do not value property high enough, according to some observers. The mayors did not get much comfort from the legislators who are harrassed by demands for more and more money from the state institutions, bureaus and departments. All want more, too. The state treasury is busted flat. Estimates of a deficit on July 1, when the fiscal year Men's Lib? The U.S. Supreme Court in its wisdom has upheld South Carolina's right to operate a college for women only. This in spite of the claim of women in that well-known movement who say they are discriminated against. Women students have invaded most of the colleges which in the past have been for men only, and the bars are falling at many schools which for years have been for males. Probably the only schools at which males only will attend in the future are military academies, some of which are operated for young fellows who have problems in keeping out of trouble. But it would not be smart to bet on even that if the girls decide they want that kind of training. Even dormitories once segregated by sex rather strictly now are becoming infiltrated though some maintain one sex per floor dis- crimination. Time was when a woman took pride in the fact she was constructed of a bit better clay than the male, and the male accepted it as fact not to be argued about. In any western on the "telly" this is demonstrated as the cowboys get shot and beat up protecting the poor defenseless woman. In the wild it is a faci that the most dangerous is the female. She does most of the hunting, particularly for that king of the beasts, the lion. However, there are women who still want to treated as a woman, npt some kind of a substitute for a man. What the Supreme Court says in effect then is that women can aspire to male status but no male can aspire to attend a woman's college unless the women want him. Who was it anyway who said it's a man's world? (D.E.D.) told us the policy is to cure drug users within the service where possible, but they admitted that more often the services kick the addicts out and forget them. - o - - CHOTINER'S CHOICE President Nixon's political advisor, Murray Chotiner, will move out of the White House into a law office across the street. He will join the Washington firm of Reeves and Harrison. Insiders say Chotiner will continue to handle presidential politics through the backdoor of his new law office. His firm is located in suite 500 at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue. This happens to be directly above President Nixon's former law firm - Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander whose Washington offices are located in suite 400. - o - WHITE HOUSE SECURITY The bombing of the Capitol building has raised urgent questions about White House security. Could those modern know- nothings, who practice the politics of the hurled brick and the dynamite charge, plant a bomb anywhere near the President? The reassuring fact is that the White House, despite its pastoral setting, sits in the center Damn The News Media!! Full Speed Ahead!! Claim Rodeos Mistreat Animals; Hanoi Warns Of U. S. Invasion Martha Mitchell In these days of the militant women liberationists, the proper but dull protocol followed by government wives, and the aping of men by the young girls, Martha Mitchell is a refreshing, if not a glamorous figure. It may be remembered that once it is told that Teddy Roosevelt was cautioned about calling people names. Teddy is said to have replied that if he thought a person was a ringtailed baboon, he would call that person a ringtailed baboon. Martha's latest encounter was with a doctor in Houston, called to a hotel to attend the Mitchells' young daughter who was running a fever. Mrs. Mitchell took instant aversion to the doctor's appearance though he said he thought he looked rather nice in a new sports coat, new slacks, and had just had a shower. Mrs. Mitchell, who reported later she was frantic because she thought her daughter had a temperature of 105 degrees, put to the doctor with words that were a reflection on his appearance and probably also his medical ability. The doctor at first lost his cool and left the apartment but soon returned, looked at the patient and found a low fever and said medicine by another doctor was all right. He then left. Later his sense of humor returned and he had a Valentine made with the inscription what Mrs. Mitchell had indicated he looked like with a "signed" Martha at the bottom. He framed it for his office. Most wives of government personages are in a mold saying the right things to the right people, never getting out of line, living the proper but dull life. Not so Martha. She's probably good for her husband to return to after a day of negotiations with Russians or some stodgy groups and he has a twinkle in his eye when questioned about his Martha. She probably makes life interesting. (D.E.D.) by Jack Anderson WASHINGTON - The Humane Society has called for federal action against rodeo promoters for misrepresenting their Wild West shows. The "wild" horses and bulls are really tame animals that are tormented to make them buck, alleges the society. Rodeos have become a multimillion-dollar business. The paid attendance is close to 25 million spectators a year - more than watch pro football. This huge public following, according to the society, is built upon the agony of horses, bulls, steers and calves. In a stirring appeal to the Federal Trade commission, the society complains that even the Rodeo Cowboys Association's bucking bronco trademark is a deception. "It fails to indicate that the horse is in a state of fear, frenzy and torment, having been propelled from the chute with kicks and electric prods," charges the society. The horse allegedly is "forced to thrash and buck by means of a 'bucking strap' pulledtightly around his groin behind his rib cage in the area of his vital organs." The broncs are already broken and wouldn't buck without deceptive devices, says the society. "In the few instances where a horse has become truly mean and wild, it would be fair to compare him with a human who had been tormented beyond all endurance and had gone crazy." The Humane Society asks the FTC to serve rodeo promoters with a cease-and-desit order. The society's complaint, not yet made public, is buttressed with copies of rodeo advertisements and tapes of rodeo announcers. - o - - PHONY FEROCITY The fearsome Brahman bulls, continues the complaint, are actually the same breed that peacefully walk the streets of !ndia. To make them wild, the promoters allegedly jab them with electric "hotshots," cruelly strap their flanks and tie a bell to their stomachs "to keep (them) bucking, thrashing and twisting." Calf roping often leaves the animals dead or dying while "the announcer or promoter assures the crowd that they have simply ••t••••••••••••••••§ M«rry-Op-Round had the wind knocked out of them," charges the society. : Rodeo animals are shocked and jabbed in their rectums and, according to one supporting society document, "we have actually seen a cowboy bite the ear of a horse hard enough to draw blood ... in a bucking contest." All of this, in the opinion of the Humane Society, constitutes false advertising. For in the real Wild West, horses were never tormented to make them buck, and calves weren't roped in a way that would injure them. Footnote: A spokesman for the Rodeo Cowboys Association, largest of the rodeo groups, discussed the Humane Society's charges with us. He grumbled that the society had been given access to all rodeo areas. The broncs are horses which have "gone sour," he insisted. There is some irritaton, he acknowledged, but no great pain from the prods and straps. Everything possible is done to protect all the animals from injury, he said. - o - - INVASION PREPARATIONS Despite repeated U.S. denials that an allied invasion of North' Vietnam is in the works, Hanoi apparently is taking the invasion threat seriously. As far back as last August, Col. Doan Phung, the Hanoi military command'stop political officer, warned that the U.S. was preparing to widen the war into North Vietnam. Again in December, party leaders reiterated that the Pentagon was plotting a "military adventure" against North Vietnam. To prepare for it, orders have gone out from Hanoi to build up the North Vietnamese home guard. Both economic and military control have also been tightened in a country that was already under harsh military rule. Party leaders have sought to boost morale by making appeals to the Jitters The FIB, secret service, and all federal and state agents have the jitters as the result of violence in recent years. Just last year the Louisiana Senate was bombed; Washington state's Senate was Invaded by gun-carrying demonstrators, and the Wisconsin Senate chamber was occupied by belligerent youth. The U.S. Capitol Itself was bombed recently and while not much damage was done, the potential /or real damage and loss of life was apparent. A bomb recently went off near the Russian Embassy. Last year a federal judge was shot dead when he answered a doorbell, and in California a judge's head was blown off by a gang attempting an escape. Fresh In the mind of those responsible for guarding the nation's leaders are the assassinations of President Kennedy, candidate Senator Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. In Wisconsin a graduate student was killed by a bomb. It's difficult to guard a president, Nixon, in his appearance at Des Molnes, could have been an easy target for anyone who wished to shoot him. As Hoover once said - any man could kill a president if he wanted to give up his life, too. This probably accounts for the over-reaction in the case of Representative Bray in the Iowa legislature during the Nixon visit. Representative Bray is a Democrat and 23 years old, He is forceful in his opinions, it may be some chance remark which Mr. Bray does not recall led to the reaction of placing guards near him, He says he had no intention of interrupting the President. The secret service is jittery and Justifiably so.' And Iowa officials too worried over trouble. lowans want no incident like that at Dallas. Nixon spoke. He was not interrupted. The tempest in the teapot subsided. (D.E.D.) Their halo seems a bit heavy for many to carry. * * * * Deceiving is the fact a dollar still LOOKS like U did ten years ago. * * * * A committee of five has one to do the work; three to praise him; and one to bring in a minority report. * * * * Older people need not worry about what the young think of them. The young don't think of them. of an electronic entanglement that has never failed to pick up intruders. Back in Lyndon Johnson's day, the Secret Service ran a security test at camp David and succeeded in infiltrating the presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. The Marines who guard Camp David sheepishly tightened up their security. But similar attempts to penetrate the White House grounds have failed. Infiltration teams have never been able to slip past the all-seeing electronic eyes that the Secret Service began Installing around the White House 20 years ago. Occasional intruders, who have climbed over the White House fence, have been picked up as fast as they set foot on the lawn. About 10 years ago, someone managed to flip a hand grenade happily, a dud - over the fence. It went undetected until a member of the grounds crew ran over it with a lawn mower. But even this harmless, unpublicized incident probably couldn't be repeated today. The grenade thrower almost certainly would be spotted. The tourists who stream through the White House five days a week are hustled through the historic rooms and are kept under constant surveillance. READ THE WANT ADBI Second claM postage paid at Algona, Iowa 50611 ALOONA KOiitlTH COUNTY ADYAHC1 Published by the Algona Publlshln« Co., Mondays, oiltce and »nop 111 East Call Street, Alajona, Iowa 50811 Issued weekly Mondays OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY MEMBER »i»«t»tt«« public to show more concern for wounded veterans and the families of army men. : ; - o - - CORRUPT PROFESSORS? We have written frequently of how noted college professors accept fees to testify in favor of lumber, power and other special interests. Now we have discovered another way the special interests pay off the academic community who should teach the young to avoid such temptations. We have found that in a sampling of 100 electric power companies 28 had academic figures on their boards. Of the 34 directors with academic ties, six of them sat on boards in which their colleges held stock. These were Columbia, Cornell, Lehigh, Michigan University, Northwestern and Princeton. Hundreds of schools hold stocks in the giant corporations of America. But there are all too few teaching consumer-oriented courses. - o - - GIDEFENDER One of the Philippines' leading women lawyers, Fidela Y. Vargas, has written President Nixon movingly on behalf of drug-using American GIs in Southeast Asia. Miss Vargas wrote that GIs have asked her to handle undesirable discharges forced on them because they used drugs. She begged Nixon, as U.S. commander-in-chief, to uphold jus-, tice for his troops as it tries "to uphold democracy (in) all democratic countries." The drug-using GIs, she said, can be cured in the service and thus avoid the disgrace of an undesirable discharge. The American people gain, she contended, because they will not be "amen- ace to the society where they may live (and) may spread the further use of these drugs." Defense Department officials Siii;®:^^ Anoclitton • Founded «M8 m&PROFESSIONAl Insurance Chiropractors Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. €95-3176 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. Sunder 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLEFS I GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY AH Types of Insurance Phone 295-5529 or. 295-3811 Algona Optometrists DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSOM 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. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses US N. Dodge Algona Phonft 295-3743 DR. L. L. SNYDIII 113 East State St. • Dill 296-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CRIDIT IURIAU OF KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bllt Report! CLEGG 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 Farm Management CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY N. Dodf • Ph. Iti-INI LEON H. Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone. 295-3810 Doctors MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician fc 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 Phone 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTRR, M.6. Residence Phone 296-2330 DUN F. KOOt, M.D. Residence Phone 2954917 Physicians 4 Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Alfona Office Phone KEMPS Dentists DR. j. i HARRIS, JR, Dentiit 622 B. State St, Phone 196.2314 DR. tutor I, STROHMAN ntist •MRi.82 Algona Dent 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 *H»"»

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