Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1971 · Page 4
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 19, 1971
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Kossuth County Adv< ^JL v ij. ii^«^—•— 4 — Kossuth County Advance FBI Attacked Representative Boggs of Lousiana attacked J. Edgar Hoover as head of the Federal Bureau ol Investigation, shaking the powerful unit of government plus a lot of other sacred cows in Washington, D.C. Hoover is now 76 years old. He has run the FBI single-handed for 47 years under eight presidents and there has never been even a suspicion of funny' business. Boggs was excited because he thought his phone line had been tapped by the FBI. The charge was denied by the FBI. J. Edgar Hoover is an unusual man. He is dedicated to his work as few other men have been in history. He maintains a strict discipline which is necessary within such apower- ful institution. He never married. His only Vice, if it can be called that, is a $2.50 bet on the race track bangtails. THE FBI HAS NEVER been under political control since he took it over. While it is under the Department of Justice and the attorney general, Hoover has been given absolute authority to run the FBI. Only the FBI has been feared by the big criminal organizations, it was only the FBI that could crack the famous Capone organi- Monday, April 19, 1971 zation. The FBI is like the Canadian Mounties- both hang in tough until they get their man. FBI agents take pride in their work and in their devotion to their duty. It was J.Edgar Hoover who took a disorganized bureau that was ineffective and made it into one of the world's greatest Investigating units similar to England's Scotland Yard. NOW HOOVER is getting old. He seems to have one of the problems of the aged - turning over the reins of authority. As many who have built a business, he feels only he can run it. He has found a situation he cannot conquer age. Unfortunately he is now being attacked by a ragtail group of politicians, left-wingers who sow doubt and want the FBI eliminated, and a few insiders who have ambitions. Maybe there Isn't another J. Edgar Hoover. But a search must be made and someone named to take over - gently If possible, but take over anyway. Hoover should want to help the new man preserve the Integrity of an institution unique In this country. It would be the best way to preserve his life's work. (D.E.D.) History Repeating? In some ways the present political situation is similar to that of the late 1920's. The present administration and Congress inherited a situation they did not create and which was incapable of solution until the problems had run their course. President Nixon is faced with ending a war inherited from previous administrations. There is no particular fault to either the Kennedy or Johnson administrations which stumbled into the Vietnam war. The country is now exceedingly tired of Vietnam, public pressure to get out is almost overwhelming andpoliticansare making political hay appealing to that tired feeling. HOWEVER, NDTON IS FACED with a situation that is frustrating. There are those who say get out immediately. What would happen if Nixon did? In the first place the Communists would overwhelm the southerners. Therejwould be blood baths that would make My Lai seem a Sunday School foot race. Then what would American public opinion be? This country has spent some 40,000 lives there. It would seem to many people that we ran out. Nixon would be charged with a disaster just as Hoover was when it was not under his control. Presidents have to take the rap in this country. Nixon is pulling 100,000 troops out this year. There will be only about 180,000 left out of the more than a half million there at one time. What would the American public and politicians say if a Tet offensive slaughtered those Americans? WHAT IF NKON told the Communists we were pulling out, say at a definite date? Would the Communists stand back and let us leave without giving us a battle on the beaches? What if we announced a definite date, no matter what? How would North Vietnam react as to American prisoners? They would have no incentive to be humane and release the Americans. Public opinion swings rapidly. Hoover won by a landslide and four years later lost by a landslide. He was blamed for a condition of the times over which neither he nor anyone else was actually individually to blame. • Americans'were ; *onc,e<the good guys. Now- we ar> being picituretf as the bad guys - and by our own people at that. The same kind of anvil chorus Is now attacking Nixon as it did Hoover. Fortunately for Hoover he lived long enough to live down the unfair charges of the late 1920's. • Nixon has about a year to get out of the political situation involving Vietnam. So far he has done better than most people expected. (D.E.D.) Upheld On Veto The Iowa Supreme Court has held Governor Ray's veto of a prohibitory section of an appropriation was legal. The opinion was on a technicality that the wording of the prohibition was not proper. The situation arose when a highway commission appropriation was conditioned on not moving two district offices. Courts have held restrictions legal when the prohibition was in the form of "None of the monies appropriated shall be . . ." The case ruled on didn't say it in just this way. More important, however, than the court's ruling on the appropriation is the fact the court also held that the attorney general could not take state officials into court. The attorney general is supposed to represent the state as defending attorney in all suits against any branch of the government. The court held it was an administrative office and not a semi-judicial office or a part of the judiciary branch of government. This puts the attorney general in a peculiar situation. He must defend an illegal act by a state agency when such an act is challenged. But what about a duty to bring a suit if he knows of an illegal act? The court's ruling prevents him from doing it. Another problem raised by the court's ruling is the validity of opinions issued by the attorney general's office. In the past these have been generally held as part of the law unless challenged in court or changed by the legislature. State agencies, legislators, and even the governors have often asked attorney generals to give a ruling on an interpretation of the law. Application of the law to certain circumstances often is confusing. The court's ruling raises some additional questions which may have to be decided in the near future. It would seem odd an attorney general must sit idly by and see what he believes is an illegal act. (D.E.D.) How The President Gets His News.. Anderson's Version Mftrry-Qo-Round NIXON READS NRA SPURNS EMK, LBJ MAY BACK RN IN '72; IT'S HOW HE GETS NEWS DIGEST; PEEKS AT TV, PAPERS; MORTON DENIES HE'LL QUIT OR GOT A "MUST HIRE" LIST, WASHINGTON - It has become increasingly evident that President Nixon doesn't read the newspapers nor watch the TV newscasts. He personally sees eight newspapers. But his valet, Manola Sanchez, has told us the President gives them no more than a quick scan. Uusally he pauses only at the sports page. And the only time Sanchez has seen Nixon in front of the TV screen, with rare exceptions, Is to watch a sports event on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The President gets most of his news from a bright breezy summary prepared each day by Pat Buchanan, a 32-year-old former St. Louis newspaperman. With the assistance of a couple of aides, Buchanan bolls down newspaper stories, broadcast Items and editorial comments into a summary that runs 25 to 30 pages. It is delivered to the president In a blue folder with the title, "The President's Daily News Briefing," embossed in gold. We have been given a peek at a typical summary. The most complex stories are reduced to single paragraphs, giving the President a dappled view of what appears in the media. Not only is the news compressed but many names, are reduced to initials. Some items are t-i. i i , . . " " 10 uwuuivv lu so abbreviated thai,they .requi^ president Nixon. a tranclatnt- "' "• ... to at least temporarily hold its fire." (Sen. Robert Dole, R- Kans., Is the new GOP National chairman). "Sen. Montoya with rather sensational charges of bugs placed by Admin, on Dem. Senators and other opponents." "Muskie seen as frontrunner in UPI survey of Dem. state leaders but far from home free." "Biossat (Washington correspondent Bruce Biossat) says WH is ignoring - at its own peril major GOP trouble in key states." "Mollenhoff (ex-White House aide Clark Mollenhoff) tells of WH feeling that LBJ may endorse RN in "72." The news capsules themselves are objective enough. States a typical critical item: "Four Senators joined in describing as dangerous, befuddled, unfair and folly the Mideast settlement suggestions of Rogers." The selection of items for the presidential summary, clearly, is based on what will Interest the President. There are frequent references therefore, to RN. Footnote: The fact that Presi- dnet Nixon's news reading is limited doesn't mean he is uninformed. He gets most of his information from detailed government reports, which he spends hours poring over each day. - o - - RESIGNATION RUMORS Washington is buzzing with rumors that Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton, like his predecessor Walter Hickel, has threatened to resign because of his inability to get through to Jepsen Moves Roger Jepsen, lieutenant governor and president of the state Senate by virtue of his office, has moved to find out how state departments have implemented suggestions made by a recent governor's economy committee. He has sent a questionnaire to the departments asking specific answers to the committee suggestions. Many suggestions were on economy in administration, others require legislative action by new laws. The economy committee was a group of Iowa business executives who spent their own time and their own money in making an exhaustive study of how the state is run. They came up with some 250 recommendations which if implemented, they said, could save the state some $23 million dollars a year. About half requires legislative action and some of the bills are bottled up in Senate and House committees. The other half of the savings is in agency management. It is the latter Jepsen is curious about. Jepsen has been moving to get legislative committees working on bills. But he also wants to know how the departments are considering the decisions of the blue ribbon committee. Social services has implemented about nine of 17 suggestions. This cut the actual costs by about $275,000. If all had been adopted, costs would be cut for the department by about a million and half dollars. It would seem that departments which did not make any effort or a half-hearted effort to cut costs might be in trouble with the appropriation committees in getting their appropriations for the coming two years, it would seem a reasonable conclusion for the legislature to make the cuts and force the economies. (D.E.D.) * * * * A new commercial is sometimes a relief, but not those with some kid running in to disturb the situation by yelling he had only one hole in his ugly little head. * * * * * Do some of those food concoctions in TV raake you too want to throw up? a translator. "NRA turns down EMK bid to" address its convention," statesa typical item. "Storin of Globe impressed with EMR's, staying power, his Gridiron appearance is treated well." - o - - WHITE HOUSE TRANSLATIONS Translated, this means that the National Rifle Association refused to let Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., address its convention; that Matthew Storin, White House correspondent for the Boston Globe, thinks Kennedy is holding his own politically; and that Kennedy's performance at the annual Gridiron dinner, where famous Washington figures spoof one another, received favorable reviews. Another item: "McCloskey vows to run against RN if no one else will and says he's determined to get US out of VN- meanwhile CRA strongly censured him and urged him to switch parties." Paul McCloskey is the California Congressman who defeated actress Shirley Temple in the GOP primary. RN, of course, is Richard Nixon, and CRA stands for California Republican Assembly. Here are a few other random items, in full, from the President's news summary; "Media criticism by VP Agnew and Dole (Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kans.) is being well covered with Veep apparently causing CBS Insiders have told us that Morton requested a meeting with the President but wound up at the White House seeing management czar George Shultz instead. Shultz reportedly presented Morton with a list of people whom the White House wanted Morton to put on the payroll. The indignant Morton, so the story goes, submitted his resignation, which he withdrew only after a personal appeal from the president. • Morton, in a telephone talk with us, flatly denied the story. He acknowledged only that White House aide Fred Malek had provided him with a list of the party faithful for possible employment. The decision on whom to hire, Morton said, was left up to him. He said the President has seen him every time he has requested a meeting. As for Schultz, Morton said they were cordial friends and occasionally play tennis together. \ Footnote: Hickel's friends, meanwhile, say he is privately hurt because President Nixon didn't invite him to Morton's swearing-in. A host of Washington's officialdom was invited, including Stu Udall, who headed the Interior Department under the Democrats. But Hickel was pointedly excluded. A White House spokesman told us an invitation to Hickel wasn't "appropriate" under the circumstances. Udall had been invited because he and Morton were old friends, explained the spokesman. The Annual Forum meeting has been scheduled for April 30 at the Holiday Motor inn at Clear Lake. This banquet meeting is open to the public with the featured speaker to be Dr. Thomas Murton, University of Minnesota Professor in the Department of CriminalJustice Studies. A penologist and author, he will discuss his experience in prison reform with the topic "Modern Penology". This program will be of special interest to attorneys and law enforcement personnel, as well as to the board members. Banquet tickets may be obtained from any of the following board members: Jim Everd*, Jim Walton, Ivan Parrott, Marion Will or Joyce Hayden, Algona and Helen Ellsworth of Lakota, TODAY'S WORLD The Leg Left To Stand On • ll READER COMMENT "Frankly, 1 enjoyed you a lot more on television than I do right now" GALLEY CASE COMMENT Editor Algona Newspapers Algona, Iowa Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in an effort to get a few people inspired enough to let others know what they think. I am speaking of the Lt. William Galley trial. I am presently serving in the Air Force and my personal feelings toward the outcome of the trial is that it stinks. When the jury convicted Lt. Galley, they dealt the death blow to the U.S. Armed Forces. Even if Galley Is ..guilty of killing people, he's not to blame fully and-solely. If he's guilty, then so is everyone above him in his chain of command, including the President of the U.S. This is the case of the low man on the totem pole being the scape-goat. Or as they say "Rank has its Privileges" - which is clearly shown he re. I believe the only way to show justice in this case, or to see justice done, is for everyone to write their congressman and urge him to support Lt. Calley. That is why I am writing this letter to try to urge this writing to Congressmen. Thank you very much. Ale Dennis J. Smith 701 1/2 E. 12th Street Del Rio, Texas 78840 Mental Health Annual Forum Meeting Dated James Walton, Kossuth County School psychologist, participated in the program at the Mental Health Center of North Iowa, Mason city, attheir March meeting. Mr. Walton presented the schools point of view in the program topic, "Our Involvement in Community Mental Health". Lawrence Newbrough and Andrew Reising, Kossuth County Supervisors, also attended. Open Meeting Fuss The state Commerce Commission is in the middle in a fuss about having open meetings. • Some of the news media are bitter about the Commission having private sessions by the three members to discuss problems. The Commerce Commission regulates a lot of public service organizations ranging from wire services such as electricity V grain warehousing Rates for utilities are a constant concern and the present fuss seems geared to a recent decision by the Commission. is ?, ion ,^ lieves " is ^empt from meetin e s ' law because it is a semi¥ mbers of the Commission « 6ek a C ° urt case to determine its situation in regard to the open meeting law. members contend ... v M studies should not of harm to those and giving competitors an unfair of the made advantage. The open meeting law does make sense, but it must be enforced with a degree of common sense. There are some exceptions in the law where a board or commission can go into secret session to avoid embarrassment in hiring and firing of individuals and so forth. Some commissions such as the Commerce Commission do deal with potentially damaging situations if the meetings must be open. Enforcement of the law to a silly degree will mean the members will discuss a proposal quite informally and at the regular meeting make the decision without open discussion. This defeats the purpose of the law. • The Commission is right in going to court to find out what its situation is and also its rights in dealing with problems facing it where "" w '" 4 *" in early stages might I ! a/id people. (D.E.D.) Second class postage paid at Algona, Iowa 80811 ALGONA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE 111 Issued weekly Mondays .„„,.,, R- B. Waller, Executive Editor Julian Chrlschilles, News Editor Denny Waller, M«r OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY MEMBER Auoclttlon • Founded Professional Directory Insurance Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 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 Scuff ham, 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 Chiropractors CLEGG CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Algona, Iowa 324 N. Moore 295-5235 DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore ^nday - Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 •M Real Estate RICKLEFS ft 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 Saturdays afternoons 115 East Call St. Algona, la. DR. M. R. BALDWIN & DR. D. N. JOHNSTON Chiropractors Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 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 Firm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 2'/i N. Dodge Ph. I DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 115 N. Dodgn Algona Phone 295-3743 DR. I. I. SNYDIR 113 East State St. DM 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Service CREDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact-bUt Reports LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctort MELVIN 0. BOURNE, M.O. Physician A Surgeon 11.8 No. Moore St Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 JOHN M. SCHUTTER M D Residence Phone 2^2338 DEAN F. KOOB M D Residence Phone 295-59*17 Physicians & Surgeons 220 N. podge, Algona Office Phone 295-2406 322 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 295-3182 Algone Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 285-3131

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