Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 7, 1966 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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T\t\r r Kossuth County Advance ' — mm "- ••>' am - • • •*-'•• » • jjj •-•' - «•-—- ;-..-,.-_ i . . - . .. . ., „ THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1964 Time for a change The president in his Omaha speech challenged critics of his Viet Nam policy aftd showed his irritation at the criticism that has been rather prevalent in recent Weeks. The president is known to be a bit thin-skinned and does not take kindly to being crossed in what he believes to be the way to get tilings done. And he definitely showed it at Omaha. ! The administration has not always been telling the whole truth about the unhappy situation this country finds itself in at Viet Nam. While perhaps some of this deception was necessary as a means of misleading the enemy it didn't set well with the American people. VIET NAM IS fast becoming the major issue to be fought out in the coming campaign. Only a drastic change for the better would shift the emphasis people now put on that single issue. >;. Inflation is secondary to the war though inflation has a potential with unrestrained government spending of collapsing the American economy. A part of this can be blamed directly on the Viet Nam war. j While a lot of the materiel of war being used in Viet Nam now has come; from stockpiles it is certain these stockpiles are not only being depleted but must also be built up again. MANY CONGRESSMEN make no bones about their worry over Viet Nam's effect on * their reelection. This is particularly true of those who rode into office in the "1964 landslide from normally republican territory. Most Iowa democratic congressmen fall in that category. This has created a pressure on the administration and the president. However there is another pressure too — that of those who advocate a knock-out punch with everything we have to blast North Viet Nam off the face of the earth. This argument sees a successful conclusion of the war promptly as the only salvation for beleaguered democrats. In seeking to carve a path between the two the president has not made friends in either camp. AS CASUALTIES mount the attitude of the American people will demand the reasons why this country is fighting such a war, and the reasons will have to be plainly spelled out. The president did not do so except in general terms in his Omaha speech. This Viet Nam situation is not a popular war. It had no sinking of the Lusitania or bombing of Pearl Harbor to spark a patriotic fervor. We seem to have gotten in backwards without any great cause to justify it. ' There are many good reasons for bur being in Viet Nam. But this administration including the president and the secretary of defense have taken the position that "Papa knows bast" without letting the people, in on the facts. In fact too often the administration spokesmen have demonstrated irritation at even being asked legitimate questions. It's time for a change in that. The American people can take it. Demand for money , ;The unusual demand for money has sent interest rates being paid by financial institutions to the highest rates in at least recent' history. , V There arc some institutions on the west coast particularly offering 5 to nearly six per cent on money left over periods of time. There are serious doubts being raised •. on the stability of institutions promising too much and anything over five per cent, can be pretty <:>8culative. • The reason for this demand for money isj simple — more people want money to buy, build, and take risks. California is haunted by developers building huge areas of homes to take care of the expanding population.'These projects take big sums, THERE HAS BEEN a change too in the way people think about money. When a lot of today's oldsters were young they were taught that they had to do without until they had saved the money to buy what they wanted. Now the thinking seems to be buy it now, use it while paying for it, then buy again — on time. . , In many cases the interest rate paid on some of these small loans such as for appliances is much larger than the person who buys thinks it is. Some of these interest payments disguised a bit in the tracts go from 9 per cent up to 30 per cent over the life of the loan. THIS KIND OF BUYING influences the- money market for there are numerous institutions which want to borrow at rates of 6 to 8 per cent and reloan on these kind of contracts at up to 30 per cent, thus making a substantial profit without investing their own money. In fact there are some sailing outfits in the cities who take a dim view of a person who wants to pay cash — r they'd rather have the customer buy on time thus making a double profit — one on the sale itself and the other on the interest paid on the time contract. Too many people do not know what they pay in interest on a time purchase. Mainly what tney want to know is how much the monthly payment is. IT MAY WORK OUT all right, but oldsters who remember the days of 19291936 have some serious thoughts there may be building up a situation leading to a depression. A downward trend in the economy could cause many loans to be in default, and this pyramids to the kind of a collapse of the early 1930s, There are some brakes designed to prevent this from happening but how effective these brakes are has not been tested. • , '. Medicare Th>|impact of Medicare.is sjUU/tb 1* t,; ^There was no rush to'get'into hospitals when the law went into effect last Friday, though hospital administrators had their fingers crossed for the future. In the first place most people do not rush into hospitals unless they have to. Some naturally have postponed a hospital visit until after Medicare went into effect. But people generally do not get sick on purpose. Whether a rush will develop after this week is a question bothering the hospitals, doctors, and the government. The effect may be much less than anticipated. Concern along with the local leader or chairman on the choice. > This was evidenced in the democratic ^primary with the endorsement of Smith who had the leadership on his side. Chairman Hawkins made no bones about running the convention with an iron hand even though he did bow out after his program had been adopted. Whether this is good for the democratic party in the long run is questionable. The primary was adopted in the teens to get away from just this sort of a situation and let 'the people have the duty of nominating a candidate. Democrats are at high tide in Iowa right now. What the situation will be when the tide flows the other way should be a matter of concern to the rank and file of that party, The impact of the change of the pri mary election from June to September this year has not yet been felt except in the e dorsements by the democratic state convention. Here Secretary of State Cameron was bounced with the endorsement going to £ B. Smith for the senate nomination. This made Cameron's task almost impossible and Smith was actually nominated by convention for all practical purposes. In the republican convention there was no endorsement. The two leading contenders, Robert Beck and William Murray, did not get a nod but will have to fight it out in September. The convention system of endorsement is a return in effect to the old days when the nominations were made by conventions. The political bosses of the party determined the nominee by maneuvering delegates to the convention as they saw fit. In practical politics most delegates go aiojjg for the ride and have no strong convictions on candidates. They tend to let those in the game call the shots and go Burlingame " The arrest of Bob Burlingame on a charge of bank robbery was a shock to oldsters who recall his well modulated voice on the radio in the past. People listening to news broadcasts, whether on radio or TV, tend to glorify the announcer even though they know he is merely reciting the events of the day gathered by reporters of newspapers and news organizations. Thus the arrest of Burltogajne and revelation of some of his recent troubles is not the kind of an image people have had of him. President Hoffa, of the Teamsters union, claims that organization is the victim of a smear campaign. Hoffa is facing a jail term after battling in the courts for years on several charges of misconduct. It would seem Hoffa is the main cause of any smear, real or imagined. His conduct does not lend itself to general commendation. Shortening Ot ballot good question Republican nomination for governor looks better (Nail Maurar In Laurtni Sun.) Most controversial action iti an otherwise harmonious and enthusiastic Republican state convention last week was removal from the platform of a recommendation that the state's election ballot be shortened; The platform committee had put in the appointive plank, which said: "In order to make government more efficient and to enable the people to hold the governor responsible for his administration, the governor should appoint the Secretary of state, state treasurer and secretary of agriculture with the consent of the Senate. The auditor should be elected by the Legislature. The attorney general WIT BY IOWANS should be elected by the people." The Republican plank, which was removed by ft; vote of 2,161 to 1.272, was similar to a constitutional amendment passed tot the first time by the 1968 Democratically-controlled Legislature. That amendment, which also will be considered by the Legislature in 1967, would give the governor the power.to appoint the secretary of state, state treasurer and attorney general, with the Legislature appointing the state auditor. Democrats in their recent state convention approved a plank calling for approval of the constitutional amendment. . Apparently the question of a Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" In McColl's Magazine. "There's something encouraging about the fact that teachers of American children have to go to summer school and take special courses to stay ahead of them" — Ottumwa teacher. - ; "Why is it that the wrong number you dial on the phone never is busy" — S<-7 soph. "Thoughtful children do hot call for a drink as soon as they have gone to bed. They wait until their parents have, too" — Denison teacher. • "The day the pessimist calls, partly cloudy is partly clear to the optimist"— Newton supt. "Another nice thing about giving your girl the ring Grandmother wore is that Grandfather probably has the payments on it completed" — Des Moines banker. "There's a time in youth when he knows exactly what she is thinking and he knows exactly what she is thinking. Not that there's any difference" — Manson vet. "You can eaten more flies with honey than with vinegar, if flies are what you are wanting" — Storm Lake faculty member. "The optimist is wrong as often as-the pessimist but he has a lot more fun at it" — Cherokee dentist. "After taking every remedy every friend suggested to whip a cold, I finally got it whipped. Now, I'm anxious to know which of the remedies did the trick" — Fairfield editor. Cat's experience a lesson on imaginary enemies (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail.) Who knows his own enemies? Such painful knowledge is only learned through bitter exoeri- ence by humans and by most animals. Instinct seems to work for a favored few, even if that instinct can place the creature who owns it in a sometimes peculiar position. Such is the case of a usually highly self-possessed cat that rooms and boards at our house. When' it first began to make contact with the world, this cat was equioped with a highly developed fear of snakes, although it had never seen one. Unfortunately for its dignity, however, it failed to be able to distinguish between a possible real snake and anything that even vaguely looked like a snake, and as a result would, for example, attack a light cord extension, viciously striking with its paw,at;the,plug-in end. This was confusing. On the other hand, last week we observed two young squirrels having their first lesson in enemy Detection. They were frisking about a tree, high above the ground, when a rabbit hopped onto the scene below. The squirrels stooped dead in their tracks at this monstrous sight, hearts undoubtedly beating furiously until the Threatening Beast hopped away. We don't know, of course, how many such experiences are necessary before a squirrel learns that a rabbit can be shrugged off with the slightest of sniffs. For that matter, we don't know how many experiences any of us must have before we learn to shrug off imagined threats and fangless enemies and devote our energies to the tasks that need them most. shorter ballot will be an issue in the coming,campaign. •there are good arguments on both sides. A shorter ballot Would undoubtedly make goV* eminent more efficient and more accurately pinpoint responsibility. On the other hand* opponents point out, the* most efficient government is a dista- , efficient government is a dicta* torship" should be stopped. Friends of the shorter ballot say "voting for everyone is impractical," and those against it contend that we must not take away from the voter the right to vote for or against a public official. The people of Iowa will eventually have an opportunity to decide which plan they prefer. Calculated risk (C. P. Woods in Shaldbn Mail.) In his current "Report to The Hawkeye State," Iowa Senator Jack Miller charges that governr ment money policy is a "calculated risk based on hope that the voters won't be informed enough to know who causes inflation." The Senator comments: "Income and outgo of your federal government must be brought into reasonable balance. This can only be done by holding the line on non-defense spending and, in some cases, reducing it; or by an increase in taxes; or both. It is obvious that the tremendous costs for the War in Viet Nam cannot be accompanied by increases in non-defense spending without worse inflation. However, the attitude of many Washington politicians is that the voters don't know how inflation happens; that purchasing power can be taken away from them by inflation just as well as by a tax increase, but a tax increase would be too.risky before the elections; and that holding the line on federal non-defense spending — curbing inflation — will not win as many votes as increasing this spending. It is a calculated risk based on hope that the voters won't be informed enough to know who causes inflation." The Senator's valued comments again point out an uncom- , for,table,fact .of, life in this democracy of oiirs, that administration planners attempt, and frequently succeed, in scientifically manipulating the public mind and public emotions to attain their own goals. This reduces itself to the idea of a cold and calculating leadership, operating under the name of democracy in a highly undemocratic manner, and is certainly far from flattering to the public. "My hope," Senator Miller adds, "is that the voters will be informed." One can go even 'a step farther than that and say that the only hope in all respects for the voters is that they be informed. Finds his place Not "kitchen-broken" (Dorothy Reid in Weit Des Moines Express.) I wish that I could open packages as easily as people do it in the TV commercials. I particularly envy the gal who does such a smooth job of taking the wrapper off those slices of cheese — I can't do it yet without using the scissors, tearing a fingernail and ending up with a jig-saw-puzzle assortment of cheese slices. If I open a box of cereal it seems that I always notice, just as I am desperately trying to get ihe inside wrapper loosened, that I have not opened the end of the box that has printed on it, "Open at this end." I always think that next time I'll remem- ber to look before I open but I never do — just snatch it up and battle my way through. And getting the celophane wrapper off a package of paper plates requires more strength and ingenuity than I seem to have. In fact, celophane wrappers on everything give me fits. I really just don't have the knack for kitchen work, somehow. I can do almost anything and everything else but the minute I walk into the kitchen I feel defeated. However, after I get everything opened and rea* dy to go I enjoy cooking, but not the mess it makes and cleaning up afterwards. Let's face it — I am just not "kitchen-broken." Farmer gets short end (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun.) Agriculture Secretary Qrville Freeman indicated at a recent press conference that his department had little or no role in the decision to reduce Defense Department pork purchases as an anti-inflationary measure. But Nick Kotz of the De? Moines Register and Tribune, in a copyrighted story from Washington, says a letter written by Freeman to Defense Secretary McNamara contradicts some of these explanations. He points Oiut that Free-man recQOujj^djd a 50 per cent reduction in pork purchases for six months with substitution of lower-priced food and purchase for six months of European pork and beef instead of U. S. products and reductions in purchase of various canned fruits and vegetables. There are indications, too, that Freeman may have taken other "anti-inflationary measures" to reduce farm prices. The anti-inflation decisions, of course, were made at the White House. Freeman was merely acting to carry out President Johnr son's orders. It would seem, however, that the actions taken were not in the best interest of the (Bill Maurer in Laurens Sun.) It was Father's day and the Irish one had been giving me static for a few days — in a row — and so I thought it would be an opportune time- for me to get across exactly how our marriage was supposed to be working out. We've hit a series of weddings in the past weeks and in each one it has been stressed to the bride and the poor fella she's latched on to something to the effect that the man is the head of the house. I felt that there was nothing better to base my argument on than these religious words which have impressed me so much. I approached her cautiously— I always do, never know when she's going to let off a little of her Irish steam — and when I found her in a good (rare) mood, I found all kinds of courage and roared into my dissertation about how the man was supposed to be head of the house, etc., and not take a lot of guff from wife and kid. She listened patiently (it was Father's day, and she was letting me go a little farther than normal) before she stomped her high heel into the tender top of my foot. I was informed that I was the head of the household, just as a president is the head of a large corporation. But she made it dear that the chairman of the hoard is more influential in a corporation than a president. And, of course, it didn't tike a great deal of smarts to figure out that she's chairman of the board around our house, (Paul Smith in Rfttk Rapid* Reporter.) the^ contest for the republican nomination for governor was Simplified last week when Jack Peters of Des Moines, announced his withdrawal from the race. He said that he would have to work too hard, spend too much money, and "buck the establishment" to get the nomination. ;' 1,.' , , He's probably right—it would be a mighty tough fight for him to knock off a couple of outstanding men like Robert Beck and William Murray. As for "bucking the machine'' this is a lot of hoe-wash. If there ever was a machine, it sure went down the drain in 1964. Peters' withdrawing from the race leaves two absolutely top candidates seeking the nomination: It will be a pleasure to be able to support either 6ne of them this fall. A lot of folks have thought that the GOP nomination Wouldn't be worth much, but that idea is changing rapidly. Democrats are in a first class mess — and either the polls are badly off or the administration has lost its lustre and with that loss of lus- tre it has lost the support of most of the people. Haorld Hughes has done a creditable job as governor. There are some areas where he is open to criticism however, and it is sure that the GOP will take advantage of these openings. A lot of lowans seem to feel that he can't be beat. It is hard to say, but last time the republicans sent a very weak candidate out to joust with Harold. That win doesn't make the governor a recognized giant killer. > t 0 O N A k 0 S $ U T H COUNTY ADVANCE Published by .the Advance Publishing Co. Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop/124 North Thorington St., Algona lowo 50511 Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing .Editor, Julian Cnrisenilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPJR AS(s] t-AFFUIAXE MEMBER ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County —$5.00 Six months in County and to nearest post office 5,Sx Year outside County, and to other than nedrest outside P.O.s $7.00 All. rights to matter published in the Algona Kossuth County Advance 'ore reserved, Including news, feature, advertising or other, and reproduction in any manner is prohibited except bv written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. All i manuscripts, articles or, pictures are sent at the owners 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 Lines of tv lf?§u'ranee 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE T: - * ; 6 North Dodge St. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102.000,000 worth of insurance in force. A home Company. S»f», secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Tvam of Insurant* Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optometrists Dr, HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Pri. 9 a.m. - 5 pm. Phone 295-3878 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phon« 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: .Mon. - ,Tues. - WP<"'. - Friday '• <£ " :*' 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday , 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Mionajrement CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12Vi N. Dodge Ph. 29S-2SV1 PR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Dr L. t. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services 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 205-2353 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 Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTTER, M. D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB.M.D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Pentists DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 OR. LERQY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 CREDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona ittmtmmtttt »»»»««»• 10 o NASH ' W>* ^ 123 E. Call 295-5100 Algona DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE ^ Dentist 112 N. Thorington PLone 295-2244

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