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Kossuth County Advance THUMDAV, JUNI JO, Not a phony issue There are several aspects to the political issue that is developing over the sur- plui in state funds that must be taken into consideration in the over-all picture. ; In. the first place there is a surplus and it is going to get larger. If there isn't a surplus, then something is radically wrong in Iowa. Taking two years income taxes in one year is bound to bring in double that tax money. And it is not, as Treasurer Paul Franzenberg said — a phony issue. It is a live, real and important issue. The money sent in from payroll deduction and on estimates is riot phony money — it,is real and lowans are aware of it. MR. FRANZENBERG let the real cat out of the 1 bag when he is quoted as saying: "When the legislature determines how to spend'the funds it will be money that won't have to be raised by taxation." There •are some interesting things in this statement which shows the real thinking of the administration. First the legislar ture is to •spend the money, phony or not, and it will be spent! This solves a problem of spending dear to the hearts of ambitious politicians. Second — "money that won't have to be raised by taxation." This is a fraud because the money was certainly raised by taxation this year. It doesn't grow on trees on the statehouse lawn — it is tax money taken from lowans, every man, woman and child, above what is necessary. WHAT MR. FRANZENBERG should have said is the money won't have to be raised by "new" taxation, thus letting the 1987 r legislature off that hook. Legislatures and' administrations do not like to be accused of raising taxes. Voters don't like it. £..-. . - . ; •:..• ... - , .. And this withholding double collection does just that — raise taxes — whether Mr. Franzenberg and this administration wants to admit it or not — it takes in two years' income tax in one year. That's a 100 per cent "one shot" boost any way you want to figure it. PEOPLE INTERESTED in government in Iowa also shudder at the Franzenberg statement on "when the legislature determines how to spend" the phony money. They recall the 1965 legislature and its antics. " Easy money to be spent by a legislature can be mighty expensive in the long run. While it is always proposed the money be.spent for "non-recurring" items like university .buildings, etc., some of it inevitably does get allocated to continuing projects. The legislature is easily pressured when the legislature does not have to be responsible, to raise the money it spends. • ; • One thing the legislature really fears — and that is Jowa's constitution and laws which prevents the legislature from overspending. ' IN IOWA only the people, by a direct vote, can authorize an indebtedness/ And if the legislature spends more than is taken in the law requires the administration to levy a property tax to meet any deficit. That would bs politically unhealthy. This prevents Iowa from getting/into the, same situation as our neighboring states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, to mention a few: And that's really why this administration wanted that double take of income taxes. It would be better if the administration would be honest with lowans on this matter. Real Black Power .There is a real battle going on in the Negro civil rights situation with those who advocate violence on one side and those who, want to get results by peaceful demonstrations. '•:,;.. ; This conflict' is coming to light more in the Mississippi situation than, in any other aspect of the movement of Negroes. And it is unfortunate that the violent people seem to get more publicity than those who urge the quiet revolution to obtain civil rights. r;The television news shots, showing a Negro calling for "Black Power" with a huge crowd chanting the words brought chills to all viewers, white and colored. POWER ALWAYS corrupts if not checked, and in this instance the words actually mean violence against all who.may not agree with those who chant the slogan. It; was noted Martin Luther King resisted: this approach, and that James Meredith, in whose name the whole thing is being conducted, shunned this element in the march through Mississippi. Any large gathering with a grievance can easily become a mob with a mob's lack of personal responsibility for what may and usually...,,does happen. It happens with whites in the south who in Klu Klux Klan regalia become a whitc-shirted mob. As one Negro said — the "Black Power" movement matched the activities of the Klan. IN THIS MARCHING business the Negroes are actually issuing a challenge to the most violent elements of the southern white. In the Meredith case the challenge was accepted by one white man who did more to injure the cause he thought he was benefiting than if he had let Meredith alone — and Meredith was very much alone.until the white violence led to the reaction ar mong the Negroes. . By the cry of "Black Power" and"burn the- courthouse" the'unthinking Negro is doing the same kind of damage to his cause as did the man who fired the buckshot at Meredith. WHAT KING and the moderates in the Negro movement must do is get this element under control before it gets out of hand and becomes another Watts. It's no secret whites in Los Angeles bought arms after Watts. A mob creates an opposing mob. , '' '•''•*., The Negro has come a long way in the past very few years, but it has come from what might be called passive violence — sit-ins and marches to demonstrate an evil wherein only those participating are subject to attack and who do not fight back. This kind of power and passive-violence has been effective. It has disrupted without destroying; called attention to ills without resentment; brought reform without revolt. It/is real black power, the kind that works. The editor of a college paper, a 20- year-old girl, is being threatened with contempt of court unless she tells the names of collegians who gave her a story on the use of drugs on the campus. ' ' It would seem this is a case of badly misplaced authority. If the authorities would go into the matter on their own instead of forcing a 20-year-old girl to squeal it would be more in the American tradition. If the police and county attorney can't get evidence it would seem a new election would:be called for. It's pretty cheap to threaten a girl with prison in such a situation. Peters The withdrawal of Jack Peters from the race for the republican nomination for governor of Iowa points up some of the problems a candidate faces. Mr. Peters in part blamed his problem of getting recognized as a candidate on what he termed the "establishment" in the party. He was careful not to term it a vicious thing, which it is not of course. There are no real king-makers in Iowa politics except perhaps MI the role of friends of long standing in politics in both parties who look on the situation facing their particular party. This was shown in the Hawkins resignation statement in which he admitted doing perhaps unethical and illegal things to benefit the party in his support for certain candidates. What Mr. Peters terms the "esjtwblis'h- 3Q$£t" is £ network of people over th/e state (to both parties) who know each other either in politics or business who respect each Alarmed at trend to centralization leading for bankruptcy . if m \Aim+** IN ihdibMt Siifii the duty of a i. Craft* In Eagle Orove Eafle.) We were privileged to hear Jack Peters talk to the Hepubli* can party platform committee last week as he outlined^ the principles he wanted the committee to embody in the party platform to be adopted at the June 18 convention. One of his points was a new slant on the "One man one vote'? idea that our U. S. Supreme Court has forced on Us without bsnefit of legislative action. Mr. Peters said that one man one vote might turn out to be a blessing in disguise for rural lowans. He explained it this way. We are getting larger and larger units of government and the move toward consolidation of counties is going on every day WIT BY IOWANS other's views and who have nothing personal to gain from a candidacy of any person, Mr. Peters entered this arena as an unknown. He sought the top job in the state. He had no political experience nor friendships with people concerned with politics. He entered against two candidates who had both statewide friendships and political experience, who had in the past been active in the party and who did not have, to explain their ideas and introduce themselves. His enthusiasm was great and his ambition to do something for the state was laudatory. But the other candidates have that too. Mr, Peters showed wisdom in withdrawing. If he has ambitions he too can become part of the "establishment" in coming years and perhaps realise that ambition by making friendships and working in the political arena. Ridiculous More tax is proposed on business by the new unemployment bill In congress. It would boo4 by 2/10 per cent the federal tax on payrolls. This is a tax on the employer T— the employe does not pay it except in increased costs of what he must buy. The tax would also be on employers wijjj only one employe where employers of less than four are now exempt. This would be in addition to the up to 3 per cent collected by the state systems. Qn,e Algona business has a credit of $4319 for such taxes pai<| to the state and never had a c&un against it for unemployment. This is a ridiculous situation. By the way, the $4316 would never wader any wcunistaiices be returned to the employer if he went out of business. and will continue, ft could be as the area (new county) becomes larger that rural people would again be able to out vote the city people iround whom the big new county has been formed" In which case we who hate the one man one vote principle now would discover that it was a good thing for us. In our own. particular case it is possible to fortee that eventually. If the 8 counties which are being drawn into the Fort Dodge orbit finally become the new county with Fort Dodge as the county teat we residents of the 8 counties living outside of Fort Dodge could undoubtedly out vote Fort Dodge and the one man one vote principle would not hurt us as much as it is going to at first. Chew on that one for awhile. Complied by John M! Henry of \''l Sow l» .In :The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. We have been chewing since last Thursday and haven't been able to swallow it yet. And while we are on the sub> ject did you notice the new setup for the Extension service? We have been placed in the Fort Dodge area where the central extension office is to be located. For a time (they didn't say how long) we will continue to have our local county extension office but the specialists in the vari* ous fields of extension endeavor will be located in Fort Dodge. Which probably means that our own extension office will probably be staffed with a secretary who can call the specialist in Fort Dodge for us as we need him. This is part of our insane desire for bigness in everything. How long do you guess it will take to move the court house? Expl again "A man has become Wise when he admits "I don't know," and almost astute when he is brave enough to add 'And I don't want to know'." — Clarinda druggist. "4 bird in the hand is all right, if you are sure that's what you want." — Ames professor. "You can build cabinets and cupboards, hang expensive drapes, put in a new TV and hi fi set, but for doing something for your home there's nothing like rolling in a baby bed." — Parsons college grad. "People seldom have exactly the same idea, until it comes to choosing wedding presents." — Odeboldt pastor. , "Freedom of speech was arranged by ancestors who could not possibly have had any idea of what all would be said." — Sioux City Sue. "Some,times we think beauticians might as well give up on feet." — Boone physician. "It was an old fashioned home, a bit shabby and worn, but with the same gentle dignity that old things and old people have when they remain useful;" — SCI senior. "You'd think that making an honest living would bring bigger proftis, there is so little competition." Donnellson banker. • . Property taxes are making skid rows in small towns ( c. p. wood,, j "Small towns are going to continue to be skid rows and get worse," a former state representative told the Republican platform committee this week at Council Bluffs. The form?r representative, Edwin A. Getscher, Hamburg, la., blames high property taxes for the tendency away from property improvement in the small towns. Property tax laws do indeed work that way, most small town property owners find to their dismay. And the high taxes not only discourage improvements, in many cases they have resulted in small towns being deprived of the "fringe" type businesses which once added a great deal to small town life. It has appeared highly illogical for some time that a man should in effect be penalized for improving his property. It would seem more fitting to go in the reverse direction and give him some type of tax credit for such activity. The "fringe" type businesses Which tend to disappear do so Criticizes Court (W. C. Jarnatfn in Storm Lake Regiiter.) Far be it from an editor "out in the sticks" to criticize an august body such as the United States Supreme Court, But the supreme court added nothing to its prestige in that decision against confessions handed down last week. With crime increasing as it is and policemen being killed by rioters while trying to suppress violence, no wonder law enforcement officers are indignant. We are not capable of giving g legal interpretation of this newest blast from the supreme court. But as we read it, we conr elude that a confession secured from a suspect cannot be used against him if he so much as indicates he doesn't want to make a statement. How silly can we get? Our Buena Vista county law enforcement officers are not alone in expressing indignation at this addition to the difficulties of stamping out crime. When we stop to think that one vote put this one over, we grow more and more concerned. Foyr justices voted along with. Chief Justice JSarl Warren. Fouj, led by Justice John M. Harlm dissented. An explanation of why they dissented may be sym- because they cannot afford to pay 'the rent which a landlord needs in order to have some profit on his investment, after paying hifjh taxes, insurance, and 1 repairs. Such businesses often cannot even afford to operate if the building is owned by the operator .f Such fringe businesses include all the one-man, owner- operated establishments which once filled in many a small gap in everyday life—the little news stan4, tobacco shops, candy stores, shoe shine parlors, minor repair shops, small gift stores, second-hand shops, etc. Taxes alone are often more than the operator could afford to pay as rent. Many small towns do reflect the tendency to shoddiness Atty. Getscher mentioned, while the larger cities continually upgrade their appearance. If high'taxes keep the small towns in shabby condition while different cAidi- tions make improvements practical in the cities, then it seems reasonably apparent that drastic revisions should be made in property taxes. ans (C, fc Waait l»» ShtMdn Sun) Right now; the United States is busily engaged in the creation of the most gigantic strut ture of public welfare that the world has even seen. The re> sources which we have at hand to tour over to government for distribution to groups of citizens entttled to benefits ; under ever-broadening welfare legisla^ tion are immense. Of course, all this wealth was created under a different, philosophy which put a premium oja individual initiative and provitiod the mcenr tive of rewar.Wg to productive people and enterprises. The history of this country should have demonstrated one fact: That all men simply are not equal, never were and never will be. An editorial in the Colorado Trumpet and the Public Ledger points out that: "The Declaration of Independence asserts that all men are created equal, but it says nothing about med up in this paragraph by Justice Byran White, who put it thusly; "as a consequence of this action, there will not be a gain but * toss in human dignity." He might have put it much stronger by this new ruling as Justice Harlan put it, "The court is taking a real risk with society's welfare in imposing this new regime upon the country." Breakfast surprise (Bill Maurer in Laurent Sun.) Paddy Murphy got some new dog chow which he munches down like it was steak (costs as much) and the Irish one has stuck it down below the sink with my breakfast food (cold, clammy stuff — ick). I staggered out the other morn in my usual stupor with plans for breakfast running through my fuzzy head ,the Irish one, bless her heart, was still tucked away cozily in the nice warm bed — of course) and I was about ready to add the milk when I came to my senses: nearly had Murph's dog food as a time, might just go ahead a«d eat it as Murph really thinks it's gjreaj an4 it 4oes snielJ yummy." gut, & sure is expensiye: top expensive to waste on sud» lower term of Itf e as . Male humans, anyway. oi a government to maintain citizens at att equaMg vel thereafter*" A good example, of welfare state "equality is Xovided by the following: "two Slies King sid^by^de afe a dramatic example of govern' ment favoritism.. The one with an income of $3,100 a year is entitled to special tutors # and medical checkups for their four- to-six'year-old children, summer lobs of free summer seminars on- college campuses for their high sch'ffrf kids, and Youth Corps benefits for the school dropouts. They reap numerous other special privileges as well, but the family next door with an income of $3,300 a year gets nothing." As taxes go up and dollars go down in value, it becomes more and more apparen* that t|ie su- perwelfare state may bankrupt us, but it cannot ever make us equal — except perhaps in the sharing of universal national poverty. (M. B. Crabbe In Eaglt Grovt Eagle.) Persons who follow the political news have known for the past several years that the Democratic party both state and national was run by a "dictator." But never did we expect them to get up and admit it in public. But that is just what happened Saturday when Lex Hawkins (Gov. Hughes' No. 1 man) told the Democrats assembled at their party convention that he had been a "dictator." (Of course the real dictator was Harold Hughes who told Lex Hawkins what to do.) The most serious charge against the 1965 Democratic legislature was that the committee system broke down and that all legislative decisions were made in party caucus with Gov. Hughes telling the legislators what to do. Personally it seems to us that this admitted "dictatorship" should be ended. Iowa is hardly ready for or in need of a dictatorship by anyone. Chairman Hawkins also said that he used party funds "illegally" in the campaigns of or- anizstion favored canodidates including Gov. Hughes. In the atmosphere created both statewide and nationally by the Demos the word "illegal" is not as,, bad as it used to be. But it is" still strange language and a stranger, admission to come from the right hand man of the top executive of our state. ; : Again Gov. Hughes has taken to the platform and the public press to explain , the transgressions of his administration. And this time of his closest advisor. Postoffice problem (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter.) Senator Miller told an audience at Cedar Rapids last week that the troubles being had by the post office department are not the fault of the employees, but are the fault of department officials in Washington, who go off half-cocked on some screwy idea, and before the plan can be worked out and made to operate smoothly, they change their minds and try something entirely different. Figure any way you wish, and blame who you will — our postal service is not as good as it used to be. Rates have been boosted, wages increased, expenses of all kinds have sky-rocketed, but the mail is not moving as rapidly or as smoothly as it did before the current administration took over. Maybe if the Washington boys would just go on a six-months vacation the folks who are actually handling the mail could get everything straightened out. Sensitive (C. P, Woods in Sheldon Mail.) Regardless of the injustice* suffered by the Negro population, there are continual and increasing signs that they are over-sensitive on many points, some big, some little. A recent example is the case in Seattle where a Negro group sought to have the children's book, "Little Black SamJio," banned from the library on the grounds that it is "derogatory to Negroes." "Little Black Sambo," in case you've forgotten it, tails tow a little native boy in India outwits a hungry tiger. It's been, a children's favorite for a long time. The Seattle library board, btp- pily, rejected the banishment request. A group of whites might »9 sensibly petition to have ''Uttte Boy Blue" banned, on the grounds it holds ibe white j$o# up to ridicule. A LOON A K 0 S S U T M ^**Br&Jy, C 0 U N T Y A D V A N C I Ing Co.. Mondays and NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ADVANCI SUBSCRIPTION RATS • One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County —|3.uu Six-months in County, and to nearest post office .—- — --- »J.au Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s »/.ou All rights to matter published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature,; advertising or other, and reproduction in any manner is prohibited except bv-written permission of the publishers of th« Alaono Kossuth County Advance in each nstance. All manuscripts, articles or pictures are sent >at the owner's risk. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lanes of Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 .*& fa* BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home— Automobile — Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000,000 worth of insurant* in fore*. A home Company. Salt, ••cur*. Lola Scuffham, Stey. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 ltd S. Htrb»t RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one»stop Insurance Service Business • Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P,Q. Box 337 Sundot Insurant* Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Podge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY AH Typos 04 Insurance Ph. 2»5-55J» or 295-381! ALGONA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon, - W s ed. 9 a.m. - 5 pja. Phone 295-3573 Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W, ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 895-2198 Hour* 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. HarUm, Algona Phone g95-3743 BlvL, i, SNYDER us East state st. Dial 295-2715 Ctose<) Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREPIT BUREAU KOttUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phon« ''295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mpn. - Tues. - Wed. - Friday 8:30-5:00 . Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON term MANAGEMENT COMPANY «,_:,, "'/a N. Dodt. Ph. 29S-2I91 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office: Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No, Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M, D. M.D. Clinic Bide. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. 0, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB/M, 0. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2401 _ Dentists OR, J, B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 «JR. LERQY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295/3131 KEVIN NASH, D.DJ, ™ 123 E. Call . . ".' Algonj 112N.Thprin

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