Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1971 · Page 15
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LDITQ ELLAJ Kossuth County Advance 1 —?W •§ ~-,^ _| —.... . tm —r __££ ^ _ _ 6 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, March 29, 1971 Cancel Welk Show Announcement was made that ABCis canceling the Lawrence Welk show among others at the end of the summer season. The show has been on the air since 1955 and has had a good rating. ABC says the show's rating has dropped recently, leading to the action. It was the oldest continuous show on that network and had become a regular feature Saturday evenings. It is the only big band show on any network. It features good, standard music, singers, and an exceptionally good dance team. While it may be admitted Welk is a bit on the corny side, he does not overdo it and sticks mostly to introducing numbers and commercials. IT IS A PITY the show has to be canceled for it gives a lot of entertainment to many people, particularly those in the older brackets who recall music when it was music instead of jungle drums and screaming women, so-called singers. The people on the Welk show seem to be having a good time at their work instead of the way some singers screw their faces up in what seems to be mortal agonv as they give out with their "interpretation" of a song. Young people sometimes seem amused (with intoleration) at the older couples dancing to some of the tunes on the show. It doesn't seem to penetrate to them that these oldsters were once young and inside the old shell there is still that feeling of youth and of being alive. AFTER ALL the generation some of the youth seem to feel so superior to brought them all the good things of life they take for granted. It's not possible to tell the young the trials of the depression and of living in the old days. The older people, by the way, still buy a lot of things advertised on television. While half of the population may be under 25 years of age the fact also is that most of the under 25 group consists of babies and school children. Those who wish to protest cancellation of the show can write to "ABC-TV, 4151 Prospect St., Hollywood, Calif. 90027." It may not do much good, but on the other hand networks are interested in what the public thinks. Or so they say. (D.E.D.) Full Time Legislature Suggestions are being made in Des Moines to have legislators who serve full time all year long for their two or four year terms. They would have a salary suggested to start at $11,000. Complaints are that under the present part- time situation, few legislators have the time to know all of the fine points about propositions and hence have to depend on state agencies 10 present the facts fairly. Also, there is the complaint only those who are retired or are financially well-off can take the time and trouble to serve even at $5,500 a year which legislators now receive. The plea also is that agencies must be checked regularly and that legislators will have time to study situations. THERE IS MUCH to be said in favor of a full-time legislature. -That situation exists as far as Congress is concerned now. Time was when Congress adjourned for several months- but no longer. : But there is also much to be said in favor of maintaining a citizen legislature with members going to Des Moines, now annually, to pass the necessary legislation. One problem for the full-time legislator is the fact his living depends on being re-elected. Hence he will be fair game for any organization th,at can give him assurance of re-election or the funds to campaign with. This is not a good thing at all. Also with full-time membership comes an office, an office staff, office expenses, and a tendency to make-work merely to keep the office force busy. And full-time members would be seeking boosts in pay to "meet standards" of other states. Now California pays its legislators $24,500 per year. THE SALARY DOESN'T TELL the whole story 'either. There are expenses. For instance, Iowa legislators, in addition to their $5,500 annual salary, also receive $15 per day expenses while in session and mileage for a trip home each week they are in session. A 100-day session (all recent ones have gone over that) would mean $1,500 additional in expenses per person, plus whatever mileage home he had. Iowa should go slowly, if at all, on a full- time legislative path. (D.E.D.) Studded Tires The State Highway Commission has refused to take a definite stand on the damage caused by studded tires saying use of the tires is a matter to be determined by the legislature. There seems to be no question but use of the studs does cause damage, A suggestion was made that a special added tax be placed on studded tires to help compensate for the damage, and there have been other suggestions on use on certain highways or streets. The latter would be difficult to enforce. When it comes right down to cases there really isn't too much of a need for the studs except in case of ice. Snowplows take off snow rapidly in Iowa. A day after a snowstorm highways are clear and in most towns the streets are cleared. Driving in snow or on ice is hazardous even with the studded tires and motorists would be better off to wait for the snow and ice to be taken off. Sanding and salting crews work rapidly in Iowa and do a magnificent job. probably the studs work best on lanes and driveways not so serviced. One of the problems in banning the use is the fact most of the studs used in the country are manufactured here in Iowa and legislators in the area where the factory is located would oppose a ban. However, it does seem that the studs are necessary so rarely that not much hardship would result from banning their use. An exception would be use on emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars, fire trucks and crews servicing electric and phone lines, etc. It is significant that on dry or rainy pavement the studs actually increase skidding slightly and there isn't much doubt continual use would cause pavement ruts which would contribute to accidents. (D.E.D.) Stealing Boxcars The feat of the LaSalle & Bureau County railroad in stealing 277 railroad boxcars from the Penn Central Railroad should rank with the greatest steals of all time. There is a bit of daring-do in stealing a boxcar and almost getting away with it that appeals to even the most staid individual. In some ways it was like the old west where cattle rustlers changed the brands on the cattle they stole and sold them off. The problem of the LaSalle railroad was it didn't have any market for them. The line is only 15 miles long and is merely a connecting link between railroads around Chicago. The LaSalle road used the cars for the little traffic it initiated and sent the cars rolling, taking a rental for their use on other lines. If the Penn Central hadn't gone broke it could be the theft would never have been discovered. Inventory of the assets showed many boxcars missing, hence the search which turned them up on the LaSalle tracks. Just what happened, who did the dastardly deed (if such was actually done), whether it was all a mistake, or if there is some other reasonable reason except theft, makes the disclosure to come mighty interesting. No matter what happens, however, it must be admitted someone was "thinking big" when the boxcars were given their paint jobs with new identity, it takes a degree of imagination to steal such a large object whose usefulness is limited to travel on rails. (D.E.D.) Terrace Hill Gift Beneficiaries of the Frederick Hubbell estate have offered the 100-year-old mansion of the family located on Grand Avenue in Des Moines to the state. The mansion has been eyed by several legislatures as a possible future home for Iowa's governors. The present governor's mansion is farther west on Grand and is much smaller, in fact too small for the kind of entertaining the governor should do. The Hubbell mansion is large and is situated on an eight-acre tract on a hill overlooking the city of Des Moines to the east and south. Jt has been maintained by the family, though not occupied 'da a home. The Hubbell mansion was a showpiece of the late nineteenth century and much of the interior decoration and fixtures were imported. Those who have inspected it say it is in mint condition but would require some remodeling as a governor's residence. If the state accepted the gift it would have to agree to maintaining it for 25 years, that it retain the name Terrace Hill, that the donors' names be placed on a plaque, and that the state give written acceptance. If the state accepts, it would remove a valuable piece of property from the tax rolls It would also serve as a terrier to business expansion on Grand Avenue. The busing district i'H- .StrVK't im.UHniM,: A CAN OF WORMS Peace Hopes Still Flickering In Mid-East; Farm Prices Take Dip WASHINGTON — The Big Four-- the United States, Russia, Britain and France--were all set to issue a communique approving Egypt's offer to negotiate a Middle East settlement and calling upon Israel to respono. by agreeing to a pullback. But Egypt's President Sadat, under pressure from some of his fiery generals, went to Moscow and argued that it was impossible politically for him to ; extend the cease-fire. The Russians reluctantly agreed to sup- * port Egypt's refusal to continue * the cease-fire agreement. This, of course, killed the Big Four communique and set back the Middle East peace effort. There is still flickering hope, however)' for peace in the Middle East. The battlefront is still relatively quiet. The new Egyptian leaders seem genuinely anxious to turn their attention to internal problems. Israel also can't afford the drain of continued fighting. The hothead Palestinian guerrillas are in disarray. And the Russians would like to open the Suez Canal and link up their naval forces in the Arabian waters. Apparently everyone wants peace--if the way could be found to overcome the distrust that divides the Arabs and Israelis. -CHURCH PRESSURE— Some of the nation's great churches are bringing pressure on the great corporations to put conscience ahead of profits. The Episcopal Church, United Presbyterian Church, united Church of Christ and other Protestant denominations are taking advantage of their investments in large corporations to influence corporate policy. For example, the Episcopal Church, which owns a large bloc of "General Motors stock, has urged the company to close down its plants in South Africa because of that country's racial policies. For the same reason, the United Presbyterian Church and the United Church of Christ are using their holdings in Gulf Oil to persuade that company to shut down its operations in.An- gola. Other churches are pressing at stockholders meetings for • -••••••P»«t< • i • • • M«rry-Oo-Round management to show a greater sense of social responsibility. -PREDICTIONS COMES TRUE- Last summer I had a long visit in New Delhi with India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who told me confidential that she would win the nation's support at election time. Her prediction came true this month so overwhelmingly that it startled the political experts. The other women have risen to the pinnacle of power in Asia. They are Ceylon's Sirmavo Ban- daranaike and Israel's Golda Meir. Now a fourth great lady may becpme leader of her nation. She is Imelda Marcos, the Philippine's beautiful first lady. Many observers regard her as a candidate to succeed her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, as president. Last summer I was guest of the Marcos family at Melcanam Palace and I was able to watch Mrs. Marcos at close range, she has all the beauty and charm of Jacqueline Kennedy but she has a far more expert political touch, She also has the quiet wisdom of a Solomon. When her 13-year- old son, Ferdinand, Jr. (knownto the family as "Bongbong") recently threatened to experiment with pot, she quietly let is pass. The next day, she called her three children together and announced they were going on a trip - a drug trip. As their mother, she stressed, she should share the experience. Bongbong objected, but Mrs. Marcos insisted. Soon he was begging her not to do it. He wanted to abandon his plans for experimenting with pot. His mother smiling slyly, agreed. - FARMERS IN SQUEEZE The American people paid a whopping $114 billion dollars for their food in 1970. Prices at the supermarket rose" over five, per cent. But the price's t>aid to the*" farmers increased less than one per cent. The middlemen who • produce, package and market the food received the lion's share of the increase. The farmers, meanwhile, have been caught in a squeeze. Their production costs have gone up but the money they get for their crops remains about the same. Therefore, the farmers, in order to meet rising costs and dwindling incomes, will increase their production. This will put more fdod on the market, which will tend to push prices down. However, the middlemen will continue to squeeze all they can get for their services. Thus, food prices wiircontinue to go up but at a slower rate. In 1971 prices at the supermarkets will rise about two per cent and the prices at restaurants will increase about five per cent. - NO CUTS FOR BRASS We have reported how the'mil- itary brass, faced with budget cuts, have continued to pamper themselves but have slashed spending for the lower ranks. The brass hats haven't cut down at all on their own fancy quarters and GI servants. But enlisted men's barracks have been allowed to run down. Air Force generals still have planes available to fly them to football games. Gen. John Ryan, the Air Force chief, has now extended the overseas duty of some officers and noncoms an extra year as an economy measure. The order applies to those who took their families overseas for three-year tours that expire after July 1. The top brass, of course, won't be affected. In a message circulated within the Air Force, Ryan explained that the extension will panies has been creeping west on Grand. Outside of making it into a governor's mansion, there doesn't seem much other use the state could make of it except as a museum. The state should take the offer and see what can be done to change it into a governor's mansion without changing the concept of the old home, it could make a magnificent home for the governors at a small cost of remodeling for the state. (D.E.D.) A fellow says All looked doped in that fight- probably doped by Joe's left hook. * * * * Now that the boys' and girls' basketball tournaments are history, f aiis ca » simmer down au<J talk about -,vhai !>;!;.>|it have betas. March and April snowstorms add insult to injury. * * * * It's getting more impossible every day to get surprised at anything in these zany days. * * * * Women taking a poke at each other in a fuss are acting like men which is women's liberation maybe? * * ' * * Could it be observed an optimist is a husband who thinks his wife can drive a six-foot car through an eight-foot garage doorway? Or vice versa? * * * * Maybe the best things in life are free, but those second-best things are doggoned expensive theft: (ictys. save an estimated $43.5 million. Hundreds of Air Force families have complained bitterly to us. - SAFETY GLASSES Although defense workers are required to wear industrial safety glasses to protect their eyes, GIs who face even greater hazards are issued nonsafety eyeglasses that tend to shatter on impact. The National Society for the Prevention of Blindness has fought for nearly ten years to require the armed services to issue industrial safety quality eyeglasses to GIs. But the Defense Department is stuck with a huge stockpile of nonsafety lenses and frames that would have to be written off. Pentagon spokesman, therefore, have quietly opposed a change-over to safety lenses. Meanwhile, more than one- third of all GIs wear corrective glasses. READER COMMENT OTTOSEN By Mri. Donald Uihtr iiwuiillllllllllllltllllllllllllllHIIItllllllllumiHIIIHHIl Mr. and Mrs. John Larson and family of Hardy we re Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Fowler. Mr. and Mrs. Erllng Malmin Dear Sir: Recently in "Happenings on the Hill" Representative Berle Priebe accused me of putting secrecy on the working of my office. Actually the facts are that any press releases we make are made for noon each day and I took exception to being routed out of bed on three different occasions in one week, before as well as after midnight, by reporters wanting to converse "so a copyright could be lifted". As a member of the Agriculture Committee if Representative Priebe would drop into our office once in a while and find out what the Department is doing, he might be able to "tell it as it is" to the folks back home. Sincerely yours L. B. Liddy Secretary of Agriculture attended a card party at the Harold Wallace home at Gilmore City Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. EugeneStruthers and family were Sunday visitors at the Donald Cooper home, t Second dais pottage paid at Algona, Iowa SOB 11 ALOONA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE Published by the Algona Publishing Co., Mondays, office and ihop 111 East Call Street, Algona, Iowa B0511 Issued weekly Mondays R. B. Walter, Executive Editor Julian Chrischilles, News Editor Denny Waller, Advertising Mgr. Tom Waller, City & Sports Editor Gary Rich, Classified Ad Mgr. Dorothy Muckey, Women's Editor Jack Purcell, Plant Foreman OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY MEMBER PER Founded ten BUSINES& PROFESSIONAL Insurance Chiropractors Insurance w.~. 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 $124,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A. home Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 295-2341 Real Estate RICKLEFS ft GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Phone 295-5529 or 295-3811 Algona Optometrists OR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON EYES EXAMINED > GLASSES FITTED CONTACT LENSES Phone 295-2196 Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closed Thursday and Saturday afternoons 9 East State S,t. Algona, la. DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 115 N. Dodge Algona Phone 295-3743 DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU OF KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona CLEGG CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Algona, Iowa 124 N. Moore 295-5235. DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. MILTON G. NORTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COLLECTION SERVICES Home Phone 295-2548 Office Phone 295-3836 2Vi> East State St. Box 460 ALGONA, IOWA Farm Management CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY lai/a N. Dodj* Ph. 2IS-MI1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet _ Phone 295-3810 . Doctors MEL oL N '- 0 ,' B °U*NE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M.D. M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-2828 M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 MAN F. KOOB, M.D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians fc Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 296-2408 Dentists n Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 DR. LEROY i$TROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 205-3131

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