Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1971 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, July 5, 1971
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EDITQ DULAJ O Kossuth County Advance 8 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, July 5, 1971 Finding Out Too Late Liberals who pushed for annual sessions on the theory the sessions would be shorter are now finding out that their idea wasn't so hot after all. The 1971 session lasted 160 days-just 15 less than the record 1967 session, which by the way was biennial. Now the 1971 legislators will be back next January to continue the hassles that were deferred In the 1971 session. The Des Molnes Register admitted In a recent editorial the contention of those opposed to annual sessions that the good amateur legislators would be driven out. The Register said; "A disturbing side effectofthese lengthy sessions is that they are forcing the amateur, without some independent source of Income, -to not seek reelection. Iowa has lost some of its most able lawmakers for this reason." This situation was predicted in the consideration of the annual session constitutional amendment but was pooh poohed by the Register at the time. Many good men quit running for reelection, and this recent session has caused some of the good men in the legislature now to seriously consider quitting. It could leave Iowa with nondescript legislators eventually. Some other "liberal" ideas are causing some of the trouble. Open meetings of committees has led to mob scenes on important bills with the committee members hampered in their work. Too often debates in committees were merely repeated time and again on the floor. Committees should be allowed to meet privately where members can express themselves freely. The publicity seekers would be restrained. There is some thinking the present legislators deal with more important measures than those in the past. This is bunk. The main things are appropriations, taxes, welfare etc. There is nothing new--old timers dealt with the same problems. But they worked faster. They did not spend two weeks on one bill as was done several times this session. The old timers used the "previous question" which brought an end to repetitious debate and political infighting. Legislators had to vote and get it over with. Maybe the old timers were smarter in drawing up bills. There were not many last minute amendments offered from the floor. Bills were better prepared in committees which were unhampered by everybody and his pooch in on the meetings. Maybe those who opposed the annual sessions are a bit smug now. What they predicted is coming true. But they too are concerned and if the "liberals" will listen maybe they can hear something of value in the present situation. After all—those who have sat in the seats have a better understanding than commentators who have never had to vote yes or no. (D.E.D.) Death Sentences The U.S. supreme court sent back for trial death sentence cases for 39 persons on death row In various states, one was the verdict against Richard Speck convicted of the murder of eight young student nurses in Chicago. The court sent back the cases because persons who had scruples against the death penalty were excluded from the juries which tried the cases and gave the death penalty verdict. The court seemed to say the verdict of guilty was all right but that the sentence to death was in error because only those who, while not favoring did not object to the death penalty, were permitted to be on the jury, if this idea holds up all the lower court must do is have a jury including persons opposed to the death penalty Included on the case. It would seem to the average person not hep to the niceties of the law that if a man ever deserved the death penalty it was Speck. He killed eight young girls. He gave them no benefit of a jury, it was no crime of passion. Fulton Not To Run Robert Fulton, former lieut.-governor and for two weeks governor, made it official recently that he was not interested to running for governor. He made a good showing against Ray in the recent election and has some strength left in the party. Paul Franzenburg, former state treasurer who made one race for governor, is reported to have the blessing of top democrats if he wants to make the run this coming election. The reasons Fulton gave for not running are good. It would mean he would have to start his campaign now and be in constant motion for 18 months prior to the balloting. He felt he just could not spend the time and money. And after all, though he did not state it, he was governor once—when Hughes resigned to take the oath as U. S. senator. Fulton came on strong in late weeks of the campaign against Ray and lost by only 34,000 votes. Democrats now see a chance this coming year if Ray and Jepsen get into a dogfight jmd split the Republican ranks in the primary Many Questions The Pentagon Papers situation poses a lot more problems than solutions. There isn't much question however that the papers were stolen and a man named Ellsberg admitted that he took them and gave them to be made public. This latter situation has been somewhat ignored in the whooptedo over whether President Johnson lied to the country during the 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. There doesn't seem too much argument that Ellsberg is guilty of something. Taking papers which contain classified information is a crime whether the papers should have been classified or not. in Ellsberg's case it is not material that the classification was wrong. Classification itself may have been wrong and designed to protect individuals from embarrassment rather than because of any danger to the country but Ellsberg had no right to take the papers. If anyone oan take classified papers and make them public then material which is of danger to this country could be taken and released without responsibility of the person taking the papers. There might be some mitigation In the fact the papers posed no threat but the fact they were taken is a crime. The question of who has the right to classify must be determined. And the reason for classification must be set forth at the time with perhaps a tune limit after which papers could become public property. In the Speck case it is feared that the victims of the crime have been forgotten in concern over the "rights" of the person who killed them. The supreme court indicated it would rule perhaps this fall on whether the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment banned by the constitution. Maybe it is cruel but the death penalty is not unusual either in the world or in the history of the United States. It is of course the extreme penalty. In older days it was invoked for many crimes, some of which were pretty far fetched. In the days of the old west horse thieves were strung up on the theory a horse was vital to life in the rugged days. In these days the death penalty is invoked only in cases of first degree murder in which the person committing the crime well knew what he was doing and in effect accepted the penalty for his act. (D.E.D ) next June. But Fulton evidently has had it. This poses one of the problems which may be solved in the future. The 1969 and 1971 legislature passed a constitutional amendment which gives the state officials four-year terms. The question will be put to the voters in the 1972 election and if approved the terms will be for four years. This means the governor and other state officials will get four year terms in 1974. This is good for the state elections then will be in the "off' years when there is no election for president. Thus candidates will run on state issues and not be dependent on whether a president has a landslide on national problems which would sweep one or the other into office with him. A four year term now might have interested Fulton. The longer term will appeal to men who now would refuse to get into a two-year deal where they must start campaigning almost the day aiter the election for the next term. (D E D ) The question of the right of a newspaper to publish classified papers knowing such papers were classified and also that they were stolen raises some questions about the freedom of the press. Freedom of the press also imposes responsibility. And can a paper profit from an illegal act? The New York Times is conservative and responsible. But if the papers had fallen into the hands of the so-called underground press what could happen if quotes out of context were published which would hurt the country in dealings with foreign powers? How far does freedom of the press go? The situation is troubling people in the newspaper business, in government, and among the commentators. It may be the opening of the Pentagon Papers is akin to Pandora's box (D.E.D.) U-President ? s Power The board of regents gave presidents of Iowa s universities power to deal with campus unrest that is much wider than the administrators have had in the past. Power is given to declare an emergency situation when extraordinary measures must and can be taken to eliminate or alleviate danger to the campus. It ii 'udes power to deny a person access to the C a» us. 195 Candles And Room For More >••«! If•Itlfi Mtrry-Go-Round • • • I •••11•••it l( ,,,,, nnniii IIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIHlllilliiiiiiiiii,,!, JACK ANDERSON The Selling Of The President For 72 WASHINGTON - Joe McGinnis's book, "The Selling of the President," revealed in excruciating detail how presidential candidate Richard Nixon was marketed to the American public like a bottle of bubble bath beads. He was taken in hand by advertising and television specialists who prepared him for public display. They preened, powdered and'pomaded him. They taught him how to project a warm, fatherly, presidential image on the tube. What Nixon stood for was of secondary importance. The overriding goal was to sell not the issues but the image to the people. Now he is being fitted with a new image for 1972. The conservative Nixon of 1968 is rapidly being liberalized before our eyes. The process began last fall with his personal appearance. He fired his barber and hired Milton Pitts, a tonsorial artist, who is billed as "Washington's leading men's hair stylist." Pitts promptly washed the oil and goo out of Nixon's hair, combed out the curly ends, lowered his sideburns, and gave him a razor-cut. Result: a more modern "natural" lock. According to one insider, the President even colors his hair to hide the gray. Nixon's tailor, H. Freeman & Son of Philadelphia, is also sending the President modestly designed double-breasted suits with wider lapels. Nixon has also started wearing more modern, three- inch wide ties. He watches his weight (170 pounds), gets plenty of sleep (seven hours minimum), and shaves as often as three times a day. - LOCKER ROOM JOKES Attorney General John Mitchell, who is expected to resume his role as campaign manager in 1972, also 'appreciates the value of a good image. At a recent Washington party, he was heard to declare that the "Nixon men are not all squares." To prove his point, he rose to toast the hostess and told two locker room jokes of W. C. Fields vintage. "We have got to change the Nixon image," he later explained. "People do not see the President for what he really is or see what he is really doing." An ally in his cause, Mitchell said, was Treasury Secretary John Connally, who had already met with some Republican Senators to admonish them for "not selling the President to the country." If GOP Senators aren't selling the president as they should, the White House crew is more efficient, The Presidential image makers weigh Nixon's every word and monitor his every step. They plan campaigns to promote his programs, bring in congressmen for breakfast meetings, coordinate with business leaders and special Interest groups, arrange endless briefings. They paint the President as a wise ruler forever being fondled by the rosy fingertips of fortune. They rush to poke their thumbs in every hole in the dam. The Laos operation, they would have us know, was a smashing success; the campuses, their intelligence sources say, are now seas of tranquility. - NIXON AND NETWORKS For all of the Administration's bellyaching about the networks, Nixon has commandeered more prime time on the nation's TV screens than did all his predecessors combined. Image experts note that Nixon is careful to choose formats that tend to project him as a "warm" figure. They also point out that when he is interviewed on television, he invariably chooses to be questioned by the network "anchor men" rather than by reporters who cover him daily and are more familiar with the White House operation. For the public's benefit, President Nixon pretends to be unconcerned about his image and deprecates the "experts" who attempt to plaster his beard with makeup or adjust the television lights to hide the bags under his eyes. "I don't worry about images . ..." he said on television. "The public relations experts always come in and are constantly riding me ... 'You have got to do this, that and the other thing to change your image.' lam not going to change my image." This seeming indifference over his image is really part of the studied effort to make his image appear genuine. Actually, the White House is crawling with professional image makers who hide behind a variety of titles but who contribute to presenting . One hotly debated but accepted power was to provide for sanctions against persons who participate in off- campus actions that are considered dangerous to tiie university. Other rules provide for penalties for a student, faculty or staff member, or a visitor to the campus who obstructs teaching, research or administration; for unauthorized occupation of a university facility; for physic ai abuse against any person on campus; for theft or damage to university property; and for possessing firearms or setting a fire on campus. " ?•! I)aSt as " as beeu Demonstrated at h y uluversit >' authorities have not had r° Wer deal with unrest Md even ap rt amP ? buildillgs have been occupied, classes disrupted and general hell-raising has made educational i ife lmpossUjte at times. of course * how the uni " means Can Use Ule P° wer and the forcing penalties against those who participate. edta actiS flthe . pr ? sicie «ts have been hamper£ has teen XT* those who rlot - Their pow- new rniS L f negative th ^ positive, The 5s a e Sad !!"* ass "««» that the re- pWvec] ft t , * actious which are ai> from having to .It is hoped by the public that the university presidents will use their new powers to the hilt in dealing with unrest and rioting on campus. People are tired of it. (D.E.D.) Doesn't it seem Minnesota Twins fans are much more quiet this year than last year? * * * Under the Big paper's classified "Jobs of interest, men and women" appears a adv. for a go-go dancer. Wonder if a man would make an application? * * * Football fans got their first "blood" of the season the other night—a forecast of what the female member of the household will have to contend with come "Fall" which comes in August doesn't it? * * * The three sides to an argument is your side, his side, and to heck with it, * * * Maybe the reason skinny people don't laugh much is because they're on a diet and that isn't funny. * * * Re-runs of old horse operas are much better than the new namby pamby ones. On the old ones they shot the bad guys right and left-now they convert them to goody misunderstood heroes the President to the public In the best possible light. No one will say how many image specialists are on the White House payroll. But confidential sources put the number at about 55, counting secretaries. Of course, all presidents have attempted to sell themselves and their programs. But never In the history of the Republic has a President attacked the task with more cold calculation and more expert help than has Richard Nixon. • WASHINGTON WHIRL BARGAIN CADILLACS - We were the first to report that congressional chairmen were , able to lease gleaming new Cadillacs, Lincolns and Chrysler Imperials for token fees. It Is only fair to report, therefore, that we have now caught the Pentagon wangling the same bargain. Ten new Cadillac Fleet- woods have been delivered to the Pentagon for the riding comfort of high officials. The Pentagon pays less than $100 a month for each car. Anyone else would have to pay at least four times that amount. General Motors happens to be one of the nation's biggest defense contractors. The officials who ride around in GM's $100-a-month Cadillacs, of course, determine who gets defense contracts. TAX CUTS - President Nixon is eager to get the economy booming again before the 1972 election. He Is tempted to stimulate the economy by speeding up the income-tax cuts that are scheduled to take effect in 1972 and 1973. The President's economic advisers, however, have warned that too much stimulus could cause soaring inflation. Best guess Is that the President will accept the political risk of a sagging economy and will hold to a slower pace of recovery. f RIMSMBIR •V THI OLD TIMIR From Minnie Barrett, Owfnf* vllle, Ky.: One of the thlngi of olden timei I remember with not- tilgi* Is the county court days. They were held every second Monday each month In Owing* ville. Men would come from all around and bring horses and mules for aale and trading. There would be horses and buggies and riding horses hitched all along Main Street where, in those dayi, there was a hitching rail. They would swap knives and small farm tools—as well as tall tales. In season, there would be sorghum and honey, watermelons and chestnuts for aale. Sometimes a stranger would come through with a medicine show, selling patent medicine, a panacea, that would cure whatever ailed you. Men would sit in front of the court house and talk of their farms and crops, it was so very good they could have this time together. It made them happy with one another for a while. I was a little girl then, and my father would always bring me • treat . Second elm poittfe paid at Alfonn, Iowa BOS11 ALOOMA XOIIUTH COUMTY ADV'.NCE Published by the Alfona Publishing Co,, Mondays, oflic« and shop 111 Ent Call Street, Allot™, low* BOS11 Iiiued weekly Mondayi R. B, Wilier, Executive Editor Julian ChriKhlllei, Newt Editor Denny Waller, Advertiilnjr Mgf. Tom Waller, City fc Sports Editor Gary Rich, Classified Ad Mir, Dorothy Muckey, Women's Editor Jack Purcell, Plant Foreman OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY MEMBER Anoolutlon • Founded IMS Professional Directory Insurance Insurant* ALOONA 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 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 295-5S29 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. Chiropractors DR. DONALD J KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 115 N. Dodgn Algona Phone 295-3743 ,o 113 East State St.. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU OF KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fac-t-bilt Reports 295-3182 S CLEGG CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Algona, Iowa 124 N. Moore . 295-5286 DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 DR. M. R. BALDWIN A DR. 0. 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 2Vfe East State St. Box 460 ALGONA, IOWA Farm Management CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12'/2 N. Dodg* Ph. 295-1SS1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 1'8 No. Moore St Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 JOHN M. SCHUTTER Mn Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D Residence Phone 295-5917 S f rgeons p ' A1 « ona 295-2408 322 E. State St Phone 295-2334 116 N. Moore St 295-3131 '

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