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Kossuth County Advance THURSDAY, JULY If, MM •^ -,<• ' y, flS* fl^ ^*i e situation The selection of judges was supposed be taken out of partisan politics by the' Institutional amendment adopted in the Jftriy 60s, but if indications are correct in |he present situation party politics is very much involved. It is true after they have been ap- inted the judges are out of partisan pods. The only vote then is whether they •re to be retained in office. They do not appear under a political party heading. ; However up to the time they are appointed the political situation can exist. ' f THE CONSTITUTION amendment and taws implementing the judicial reform sys- tern in Iowa came on during the Hughes 'administration Five cp ir ' rv >'~''' fv ' i T r ' '«'»r«j named by Hughes in each judicial district. it doesn't take any insight in politics tp Understand how he might appoint-only democrats to these 1 ] positions, 1 , or if a- re- publitan was named the appointee 'would be properly grateful. > - * -••> '•• • Five other members are named by election from the lawyers in 'each district. The^e elections af«> n< il " ) - 1 "> ort i°' >r > bnt, i* 's fairly certain in this district that republican lawyers are dominant and hence probably five republicans were elected" by'the lawyers. ' ' ., ^ /'/ '•-' ' In the recent situation it seems from all indications on the surface that the five laymen and five lawyers' went head and liead. ,; THE CONSTITUTION provides for the ' senior judge to be a member of \ the commission and also preside.' The non-lawyer, members here are attacking his right jto yote. ' ( It would seem elemental that a t >person who is a member and named as such in |he constitution Would have a^vote. However a decision was given by Hultman when he was'attorney-general that such was not 'the law as enacted ,by the legislature. Hultman failed to go back to the constitution and based his ruling on the law implement-' ing the constitution. ' > w ' i Qne report is a member of the commission took the position the lawyers were one group and the laymen a separate 'group. The position' was., taken 'that the, lawyers should name one choice and the laymen another. This is like the-,ehildish;, 'method of choosing up sides to play a . THE COMMISSON selection is serious '.business. It is not a game. It is designed ^to make a selection from possible candidates as'to which is best for the position, and the' commission is so charged by the constitution, and the law. , , ^ j , ' The .reason for the senior judge being 'a member of the commission was discussed in the passage of the constitutional amendment in the legislature. *„ The judge in a district is well acquainted with all of the lawyers. The senior judge is particularly so' because of long association with these lawyers in litigation jbefore him. No one would be better quali- fied to know and be able to choose be' ' tween nominees. Lawyers in a district do have some acquaintance with other lawyers, but not to the extent a judge has. The constitution contemplated the laymen named to the commission would be outstanding men. in the district, chosen for ability and integrity rather than for political affiliation. They were to represent all the people, not just their political party. , BY MAKING THE SENIOR judge a mernh o »* of the commit on »id th^ ^refcif!* • ing officer he was put in the position of judging in just such an event as arose in thg recent meeting. The judge is out of partisan politics. He has nothing to gain or lose in the selection except that the person named to the bench.would be his associate in the imple- f"pntat'on of thp ls»V fni*' *h'p "vj,'?^?; judge! would be interested in getting the best man possible. , . ,. ,' ' " The judge is used to the ^business of coming to a decision in difficult cases. That is his business — to judge — to, choose between two conflicting sides in controversies. • .. ,' , TO DENY HIM,A VOTE would be like denying the governor a vote on the executive council simply because he'is governor. All boards and commissions with judicial, powers are named with odd number simply to avoid a tie and stagnation. In time this kind of § situation will • work itself out if the constitution is followed. While the law became effective when Hughes was in office there will be. other governors, democrat and republican, who will make appointments to the commissions as the terms expire. If these are mndp 01 .nautical rn nr i f '- eration, as seems indicated now, in time they will even out with republican governors naming republicans and democrat governors, naming democrats. But only Hughes, has had or will have the rigftt to name all,of the members because terms are staggered. " > - -, However this partisan selection was not contemplated by the legislatures that enacted the 'constitutional amendment nor was it advanced in any debate prior to its adoption by the people. ' : JUDGES MUST BE above politics. They • rule on controversies that affect everyone. ,,,, A,person in litigation does not say he is a republican or a democrat. Such has"" no" ' business in a courtroom either in' the elec- /tibn of the judge, the jury,-or for the parties in cases. The "heat" now is shifted from Judge Stillman in this situation to-Judge Hand .who must make a decision on the contro- , versy brought into court by the laymen. , This is what judges are for — to decide. No matter what the decision of Judge Hand is the case should be appealed to the supreme court. This question must be decided one way or another. This too is what the supreme court is for — to decide. The message sent Nothing would infuriate the American people more than the execution of captives by ; the North Viet Namese. There would ;be a/ revulsion ip this country that ; would (d|ce s a^jn>rnediate •escalation: of the.-warJ| ; i|iVv^ere are no\v .demands that North Vtet-Nam be wiped off the ma,p s if the Viet Cong go on with their announced intention. iThis comes not from the so-called "hawks" but from the "doves" in U. S. politics, Not only would there be revulsion in this country but also in other countries which have tried to stay clear of the corv- flict. This would be true of England, for instance, and probably France, though De- Gaulle is unpredictable. IT WOULD BE WELL if Red China and Russia talk the Viet Cong out of this. :Jt would be well for both Red China and Russia because if the war escalates they would have to choose which neither seems anxious to do now except in talk. So far American planes have been bombing only legitimate military targets. The U. S. has been careful to avoid city bombing and in fact has leaned over backward in the situation in the port of Hanoi. ..There hgv« not vet been any fire raids f as ithose on Tokyo, in London, and in Gerv many during the second world war, .The North Viet Namese cities have been spared, This is probably smart for the situation that has existed, bvt if the Amen^n* nre executed all restrictions may be lifted by demand of the resentful American people, IT MAY BE the North Viet Namese are making one of the customary communist threats which often are not carried out for one reason or another. It may be a trial balloon and if it is the Viet Cong should be able to get the message loud and clear. If the communists are desperate to pull their house down on them in this manner it will be a sad day for the peace of the world. The message has been sent — and it is clear, Boring? The way Comments on weddings are hardly the |ine for editorial writers but the recent uproar over a woman's magazine's revelation pf tfre. • 4$gig,n. of the bridesmaid's dresses does |fjng up a RPJnt. Is'gewi of the impending ceremony a legitimate subject for reporting? Normally pewspapep? are flooded with confusing de- §crip^pHS of the wedding gown which make lip sjlftse to a man. They are probably as puffs for jthe designer of the and her m$fl have become some- property feecgyse of the rela- Hie WW* ifPUSe occupant. And re#$Q|} p3iyJ» fy# n ^ w s outfits that entitled tp use all A commission districting of the legislature has been upheld by a three-judge federal court. The Missouri plan calls for strict districting with a voter having only one vote for a member of the house ami senate, Missouri had a rommission dp the It was not done by the legislature, as usual with political considerations. was true in the Ipw^ s oonsideraitions favoring the dempcrats m t}ie cities predominiited. Now that Misi$p\jri has sjiowii ftjf way the procedure for Ipwa shouJd be t)ig s?me. There is no reason why a Pojfc CPunty yo|er should h^ve 1J yotei; for represenjti^ve aad other djsir i$s only one. There is only one reason why the ipwa legislature has refused districting ™- tP give the presewt f^rty |n hold on the city vote. aiked the d if »iiw»i;^T>4t4^v^y^ • ^ /^AT «n*t fe ili^d«lired - "decorated" S column, "i Office Cat" he tells column won first place recent press convention), i TJ, the office cat, was sitting on the easy chair when we came into the office. But he didn't stay there. With our arrival, the silly fool started laughing-^ana his hilarity was so great that he finally wound up as a helpless heap of. fur palpitating on the floor. / ' r " "f ' „ deaf they wfe et the situation get as he momentarily interrupted himself and 'lapsed into silence, We could almost heair the k A * i i "V k I 1 J i print pretty k kf»||3«$V "Think that TJ inquired, "Offhand," We viewed, justice of the peace dockets, controversial stories and points of known 'disagreement that had found their way, into ' In fece^t\ months) tf " ****. . '^. n*" 1 ij* l 'i. * f ' * doesn't explain, attacks on inno- ' •>--—-^ grid vicious hat- cent red of bird who daubed us tip. One— 'tweren't a female; Two—young .enough L «^V» *TM. w«aVL gf-^fmnr^fw ' t ,* j ' flito* *re $h^; people besides-' colored 'Who have to stay up till all hours., ojd enough toihave car ' him.severely, and said, "This ' unseemly levity for so early in theiiay." \ ' . ^ '{]' Unfortunately, we, could not pretend ignorance as to the cause of his laughing fit. We knew doggoned well .What prompted it. And to our prejudiced notion, the matter Wasn't NEARLY as funny as the feline seemed to think. "I thought I'd die!" gasped the oat? ''Letters three feet high -rind in red'paintl" ' } , ,He" was referring to a mes-' N sage inscribed'during the night on our front'sidewalk at, home, ft" wasn't a particularly NICE •; message. The guy who wrote it 1 didn't know how to spell very well. We're just SURE that in some quarters, admirers of our forthrightness must have been , - inspired to say ... "That Gallagher certainly is a bride!" . . . That isn't quite how the inscription read, however. "While I was waiting tor you to come in," "the cat continued, "I thought you up a fist. Trying to figure who your visitor might have been. Jot 'em down as I name 'em." f ' \ He started reciting the names more'names, going clear back to the paitt. winter and before/ ; It was a matter pf some consternation to US a* w "Golly!" we said. "You don't really believe that any single one in that whole bunch might .have djpne.the job?" , ,„ , The cat admitted, "Not really. Now let's take a look there . . . F'rinstance, this one's'left town, I believe. And I'd say that this guy here wouldn't lijcely be out so late at night. ''... And this one here might get, mad—but not 'THAf mad!;', ,;i ' , . ••. TJ grinned maliciously as he .'crowed, "A pretty impressive list, though—even r with automatic eliminations. Yes, sir, Bub! When it conies to riling* people up, you don't have to take a back seat to hardly anybody!" "Now just a darned minute!" we remonstrated. "Let's be more methodical about this. There's a lot of 'em there who of walking was "involved." '- • . ."That," .observed the feline, ''doesn't ^reduce, the5 list TOO much, But-it helps. What else?" We pondered a moment, then added/"We'd almost swear that the yguy had had some training in hand-printing. Like 1 , maybe, in an art class. Maybe not. But, like we said, mighty few people can print THAT good." TJ inspected the list with new interest, and a grin spread over his face as he did so. ; C5ocking an eyebrow at iis, , t he, chuckled "THAT would get 'er pared down to NOT MANY, wouldn't it?" learned NEVER to troubles— and feel "put Upon"— we feel that Way sometimes and Vre trahk everyohe else does. The best remedf ' an k old timer told us, when such a situation arises, is to get bUtyand do some work. We commend the mayor of Omaha and the governor of Nebraska. They recognized that not -everything in the section where the colored folks lived was up to a desirable standard—but they sent in enough police to control the situation. They backed the police up with plenty of national WIT BY IOWANS wouldn't. And there's even MORE who perhaps WOULD have done it, but COULDN'T." "Whaddya mean, couldn't?" Complied by John ^M. Henry of "I Saw It 'In The Paper,' in McColl's Magazine: • "The winning of honors by the children gives pleasure threefold. Once to you at the -time,' and twice when you write about it to the two sets of grandparents." — SLCI - faculty member.- , ___ "Why don't Gyrl Scouts help old men across the street?" J — Claririda druggist, , , "Tl)e average family &f"3.65 persons consists of Mother, two children and Dad after taxes." — Sioux City ""Sue. ' < - I s ' "The nice thing about being a babiy is that everything you do is remarkable." L — IS V senior. $ L ^ "We've always felt that definite planning for the retirement years was like peeking at the end 'of the book to see how the story comes out." — New Hampton grocer. -, * "If you-don't like the weather here you can move to some other area and not like the weather there." — Douenport boatmati. "The situation is getting dangerous when a girl •begins asking her mother how she thaws certain foods." — Rock Valley minister. "Conscience is the small voice that reports accurately' to you .when you have done something small," — Cedar Rapids, matron. "Fire is more dangerous in some places than others. Be careful where you let an old flame show up." — Purlington bus driver, Employers tp pay more (N*il Maur*r in Laur*ns Sun) A new unemployment compensation bill has been developed by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, after more than three weeks of public hearings and more than seven weeks of work and study in executive sessions. The new bill, H,R. 15U9, provides, for longer duration of benefits in recession times, and federal court review of adverse decisions by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, The bill also extends unemployment compensation tax coverage to the smallest employers—those with one or. more workers employed for at least 20 weeks, or to those with a payroll of at least $1,500 in a calendar quarter. If it becomes a law, the' bill will cost employers more in fed' era! taxes, because the federal tax rate would be raiseg from (J.4 p?r cent to 0.6 per cent in 1967. It also raises the taxable wage base to $3,900 in l$69 and to $4,200 in 1972, and provides for a higher wage base; in 45 states,. The commit!^ wisely rejected many of tl>e provisions of earlier '' " bills P» would require that every pay benefits to Everyone who quits voluntarily without good cause, was fired for willful misconduct, or refused to take suitable work while drawing unemployment benefits. This would have penalized the worker who attempts to do a good job, and \voul4 have paid a premium for not working, •' Although employers may ob- jeet to the additional cost, it WMU jMWR that tnei "^ unem ' ployment insurance bill is in line with the times and worthy of support. •• - ••-'.- . •,•>-. ••••-.• jump to conclusions," we chided, him,'"Quickest way in the world to get your foot in it. But if we're entitled to a SUSPICION . . . Well, the list's mighty short/ if our guesses on clues are right." • ij TJ cast a look at one name on the list; but said nothing until he broke the silence to ask, J *How do you get spray paint off of concrete?" V We shrugged a shoulder and admitted, "Search us! :.'';. . Ask Courson. He carries our: vandalism insurance." A > Candidates problems (Paul Smith in Rock Rapid* Reporter.) ';• Politics is a real tough profession. ....., r -..,..,,v,,— ' "' -.-. • It demands untiring work, long hours of leg-work, when the public has to be greeted with a smile, a cheery hand-clasp, and friendly comments, no matter how tired the politician may be, nor how he happens to be feel- N ing that day. "'•' ' ; ;'r' ,' Politics is an expensive busi- nessi It takes a lot of mbney to run for a district, state or national office—and while there are always those who will contribute to the campaign of a'can- didate who looks like a winner— not always does the candidate want that particular kind of money. I . • • politics ,is essential ,to our form of government. We must have people who will serve in public office; on ourlj public boards and in the legislatures and congress—and immediately you get away from the-strictly local level, you are getting into a professional's game. We badly need good candidates for office;—and far too often the best people are not available, because they can't or won't stand the pressure, pay the price, and take the abuse called for in this business. Let's be a little easier on the folks who offer themselves for public office. Let's not ask quite so much of them in the way of campaigning, and give them more help when they are elected. '''''"' ''• ' '"•'"• ;.' We know a lot of "politicians" and they are almost all fine people, The wall Obeyall • •'• "if. ' " : '• laws (P.ul Smith in Reck R*pi(fe Rtperttr.) 'welfare handout" same subject. These tamperpg with experience rating, under which firms without unemployment earn & lower rate; t new program of federal unemployment benefits, on top of the state system, payable for half a year in good typi and bad; and federal whwh wpuld take away to run thjiff We »rs very ^ sorry that this man Meredith was shot earlier this week when he attempted to may^ thipougji Mississippi. It wan "a terriWe thing and we hope tjiat the p?rspn resppns^ ble i» apprehended and punish- i^1 But there m another side tp it. 9m wfe *m w $$m fey t*°t ble under such situations usually finds j|. are g for giving Negro fyll equah'ty -^ but J am pretty fHJf thjt Jljfy wi|J not §Jafl4 for perfere»tjai hiring of Negroes — nor will they stand for ujnjfewfuj ajc^yittes ajj4 by L ft pan's ikm is bl*ck does not give him the obey to. we find it >i«.» ...-jVe .been hints jfrf tfdtibtejii'bes Moittes ~- aftd some hoodlum* almost got a rtet itarted there last Week. But po- Ice'nibvecTfast and sUrely^We riot was averted,,at least for me time. - - .£, Our police officers have been doing a mighty good job under some critical handicaps, Th$y need the support of everyon^- artd We, think they should have it. Grate (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mall) . Some of the more sensitive Republicans, Independents and even Democrats are beginning to feel that the phrase "The Great Society" contains a serious typographical error. It should be "Grate Society." (W. C. J«rn*gin in Storm Lik* Rogistor) See by the papers that the East Berlin Reds are tearing down sections of what the. late President ^ennedy called "the wall of infamy." About 100 yards of the Berlin stretch have been remodeled. They have been replaced with what is called "a sUcK pre-fabri' cated wall." This is done to prevent per? sons climbing over. The new strujgture & declared to be "too/ high aji4 top s ^ck for espapees." In other spots, the wajl is be? ing replaced with barbed wire, Details are described in this A? dispatch from, B^rUji. It regdf; The S^st Germaii Army work. 4st8tt fe gH^4M &y other soJ 7 diers, dogs and an armored P*r crew. It operates behin<| a port' a We wjrf feweiemplapeij along the bcinfef , some eight .yar4§ m front of where the original Will wajj eartfted. AS the wort* pro- gyesjes, the lasj Germans ajre expe«M to let jk-frpe tJiipiy portable fe^ce along wltti hive neve r ss-m A L e 0 N A K 0 I $ U T M COUNTY A D V A M C.I , ' Thursdays, •' • J0511'' . > Julian ChrlschlllMT Published by the, Advance Publishing Co., Mondays and offices and' shop,. 124 'North Thgrlndtpn. St.,, Ala.ona t \onrn. 50511 ruoiisneu DV irw / rtuvantc ruwiiaiijinf %»wtj .*!«..«« res and' shop, 124 'North Thqrindton St., Alaona, Ic Editor'and publisher, Duane E. De*el, Managing Edit NATIONAL ', , ADVANCI SUISCRIPTION RATI ' fm One Year In County and to nearest' post' office outside of County — $5.00 Six months In County and to nearest post office --------------- $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s ---- ^$7.00 All rights to matter .published in the Algona Kossuth .County Advance are .reserved, Including news, feature, advertising or other, and reproduc- ' , , : manner is prohibited except by' County Advance . tion in any publishers of, the Algona Kossuth manuscripts, articles or pictures are .Knt at the owner's risk. , written permission of, the in each instance*. All BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL 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 Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOH ANNON 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* 'n fore*. A home Comn*ny. S»fa. stcuro. Seoffbim, Soey. Chironractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD ' Chiropractor C 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Frt; 9 a.m. - 5 p_m. Phone ,295-3891 5 ~ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor < Office Phone Fes. Phon« 295-2378 295-3306 r 'Office Hours: > Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30-12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 TtdSVHorbtt RICHARD A. MOEN ' CARUON MANAOIMtNT COMPANY U»/j N. Do4t* Ph. 29S.2N1 , FEDERATED INSURANCE Modnrn pn*-ttoo Insurance Service Business • Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 V $und«t Insurant* Aqtnty Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Ipwa RICKtCM A Of ELAN INSURANCE AOINCY All fvw of Insurant* Ph. 295 55W or »Sf3|11 ALGONA . i OnfomptrHa pr, HAHOID W, Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses, 9 E|»st State Street , Phone 895-2196 Hours 9:QO a.m. tp 5:00 p,m, Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINOFIELD OptpmetrUt Vistifl Analysui «nd , Visual Training Contact Lenses i 108 SP. Harlanr Algooi ] Phone 295-3743 { t \ Or, I, I, SNVOI1 U3 F5ast State St. m LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management Is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone, 295-3810 • Doctors ^^^^^^^^i?^^^^^^ JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-23$3 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, W. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-23^5 Residence Ph, 295-2^77 DAN L. BRAY, M. p. MD, Clinic Bld«. 109 W, State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2838. JOHN M. SCHUTTER, ||, 0 ; Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB/M. P. Residence Phone 295-5917 Pbvsjcians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Alfooa Office Phone 39f<24Q| DR. J B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 K'&to St. Phone 295-^334 OR. ] 4 i. ITROHMAN Dentist CREDIT iUBJAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY ,123 £ Algona '' tito* §FP :: bdt CR, J.

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