Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1966 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 28, 1966
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Kbssuth County Adv nation must THURSDAY, JULY It) IM» Violence no answer The hot summer has produced the expected' riots in the cities in the Negro districts where there is ample ground for dissatisfaction. The usual accusations of police brutality follow as a matter of course because it takes force to restrain those who are violent in their actions. However it must be observed that police generally have been 1 leaning over backwards to treat these cases with restraint and understanding. HOWEVER TOO it must be observed that the slogan of "black power" is being interpreted in the Negro districts as meaning a resort to violence to gain the ends of the crowded population. In Chicago and other places last week where violence' flared policemeri were shot in the back, stoned, and abused. There was little difference between the rioting in the cities, and the Ku Kliix Klan terrorism in the south except perhaps in organization. Both are based on terror and violence. And the advocates of "black power" find much support among those who think like the members of the Klan — in superiority through suppression and violence. THE PURPOSE of having police is to have power to suppress the violent for the protection of all. This means- suppression of violence among the Negroes as" Well' as the whites. Such events as took nlar» in Watts arid Chicago can rib mdre be toletf ated than the mass violence of the Klan or any other outbreak against authority and law. It is necessary for police to use some violence in suppressing violence. It is not enough for a policeman to say "Don't do that" unless he has the power of the law to back him up and the ability to use sufficient strength to accomplish' it. There has been too much of a- tendeh* cy to cry oUt against police brutality in every incident whether justified or rtot. There has been some exercise of undue violence by some police officials, particularly in the southern states, but to condemn all police for the wrongs of these defeats the very thing the colored people seek. . THE NEGRO wants acceptance and the right to seek better jobs, to have an equal education, to be able to raise his family and to provide well for them. This can be accomplished only through the working of the law and the protection of the police in enforcing the law. Creating disrespect for the police and law damages the Negro cause more than any other one action. There are signs the people are now not as strong in their support for equal right; The 90 per cent of the people view violence in these riots with distaste. The 90 per cent respect the law because of its protection against the violent in our society.- And they also expect the law to protect against violence anywhere. Riot'si do*nTtfre" harm thart' good for the Negro cause: Violence continued will create violence in opposition and lose the good will of the huge majority of people. The Amish fines Governor Hughes was within his rights in remitting the fines levied on the Amish for refusal to send their children to accredited schools. The governor has that power to be exercised in situations in which he believes an injustice has been done. The governor did not go into the reasons he had for believing an injustice had been done. Governor Hughes has been more or less close to the situation and his sympathies are definitely with the Amish. However in this situation it is also certain that the Amish were well aware of what they were doing and the authorities in the counties affected leaned over backward to come to some terms with the stubborn Amish on the problem. DISOBEDIENCE OF LAW should not be tolerated. The cure for a bad law is to change it, not disobey it. In this case the Amish definitely took the road of disobedience, patient and non-violent though it was. Because there were many of them and because of the nature of their defiance based on a tenuous religious belief the authorities did everything they could to get the Amish in line. The Amish did not budge, hence the only thing the officials could do was bring them into court. There is sympathy for the Amish who want to live in the past, raise their children to be farmers, unconcerned with what goes on in the outside world. BUT THE AMISH too take advantage of the laws which favored them in their business affairs with the outside world. They took the position they were the ones to judge which law they should observe and which they would not. if this approach is tolerated there are individuals who also would like to decide which law they should not obey but have others obey to their advantage. There are also groups who want special considerations not applicable to the general run of the people. THE GOVERNOR should have waited until the beginning of this coming school year before remitting the fines if he wished to do so: He should have waited to see if the Amish would continue to disobey the school laws. It may be the Amish and the governor have come to an agreement whereby the Amish would send their children to regular schools in return for remission of the fines. If this is the case the governor should have said so. While the bargain might be questionable it is in line with the theory that punishment is designed to prevent re- occurance of law breaking. Hope : , Spending of $15,000,000 for an eduoa- al television network' in Iowa ;is being, |ance<fcas an aid to education. Television^ .great possibilities for the smaller fiools in getting teaching by mass communication the small school could not afford otherwise. Of course the programs would be a- yailable to anyone 'with a TV set and sometimes after some of the drivyel on the networks a good solid educational program might be most welcome. If the programs are substantial and the method works it would be a cheap investment for the state, and particularly for the local taxing districts to be relieved of some costs. Maybe this is a vain hope, but it is a hope. on the highway who might be coming in the opposite direction. Whether the law was constitutional or not he should have had respect for his own tlifejand others he might endanger by his ; reckless passing. Y ; ; •:' • The attack on the law is a sneaky way of getting out of paying the penalty for passing on a yellow line. The legislature was wise in permitting the commission to set the yellow line distances. The commission used a scientific approach in determining the distance where passing could be safely accomplished. While the accused may have a legal excuse it is certain he does not have a moral right to endanger others. Question Passing There should be no sympathy for the man caught in Cass county passing on a yellow line. However he has brought suit to get out of the penalty on the theory the highway commission exceeded the authority given it by the legislature. When the law was enacted some years ago cars were not as fast nor were they as low as they are today. In recognition of this the highway commission has at times lengthened the distance for no passing zones. Sight distance was th- guide. In this the commission started the yellow line where the sight of the motorist for distance was too little to allow him to pass with another car hidden in the coming lane. Cars traveling at 70 miles an hour cover a lot of ground in a short time. Cars bidden by hills or curves can be upon a motorist in a mighty few seconds. And the motorist is entitled to have a clear distance with protection from hidden cars. In the Cass county case the motorist was dearly in the wrong whether the law was proper or not. He was not only endangering his own lii'e, but the lives of other* Some question should be raised on the Justice Douglas fourth marriage though such normally is a personal situation. However the Justice has a high position in government on a court often split five-four on major decisions. Marrying a girl young enough to be his granddaughter after three previous trials at marriage does suggest a lack of stability in his character no matter how high his legal ability may be. This marriage does little to enhance the respect the American people should have for the United States supreme court. Suspicion Whether Anheuser-Busch bought its way out of a federal anti-trust prosecution should be answered fully now that the question has been raised. It certainly does not look good for a $10,000 political contribution to be made, the case dropped, and then politicians get free plane rides in the company plane to a St. Louis ball game. If there's nothing to the suspicion then the company should be cleared promptly. But if there is some political hf it should be exposed thoroughly. (C. P. Wood! in Shtldon Mill) Americans who are concerned with political parties' to any ex- tetit generally agrde on one point, at least. That point is the belief that the nation must have a two-party system f ofr effective democracy. THe snflg comes, naturally, on a question of human nature. We may be able to see the logic of the idea of a strong two-party system, but 1 just How strdng do we want our opposition to be? Most of us would probably limit the opposition to extreme ineffectiveness, while paying lip service to the theory itself. Up until recent months the Republican party had sunk to almost new lows of ineffectiveness. Added to tile party trobUles has ; been inner disagreement ori almost basic principles. Senator John J. Williams, Delaware Republican, recently said BY tOWANS this: "Never has there been a time when it Is more important to have a strong and more effective minority putty. "Not only is it important to elect more Republicans, but since we are a minority party it is even more important that those al< ready elected Work harder and demonstrate that they have the courage to stand Up in opposition to some of the radical ideas of this Great Society. "It is time that we forget our disagreements and emphasize those points upon which we can all agree. Certainly all Republicans can agree on these important points: "1. Corrupt government is on the increase and unless it is checked by an alert electorate and an independent Congress it can undermine and destroy our American democracy. "2. The big lie is being used Complied by John M. Henry of "I Sow It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. "In Africa native tribes beat the ground with clubs and utter blood-curling screams. Anthropologists call this primitive expression; It probably is that, too, even when you divide it into 9 and 18 holes" ... Red Oak golf pro. "Really, ifs better for a man to say he knew her when she was a little girl than when he was a little boy" . '. . New Hampton retailer. "Usually you go on a vacation to forget things, but it's not until you open your luggage that you know whether you have" . . . Waterlo airport clerk. "The surest way to keep people from jumping down your throat is to keep your mouth shut" . . . Masdn City banker. "The trouble with kicking a man who is down is that he may get up" . . . Marengo dentist. "People who live in glass houses make interesting neighbors" . . . DeWitt filling station attendant. "So live that if there's lipstick on your collar, those about you will know just who did it" . . . Fort Dodge matron. "Nature has a way of evening up. You probably are as repugnant to your neighbors as they are to you" . . . .Atlantic trucker. "When you bury your head in the sand, you have left sticking out something that is very vulnerable" . . Cedar Rapids dancer. Non-Communist Nations are making big gains in Asia (Neil Maurer in Laurens Sun.) laysia is getting along better with Indonesia and the Philippines. Pakistan is no longer wooing Red China, and India is shifting toward a freer economy. Many Asian nations seem to be getting acquainted with one another — like the recent meeting in Seoul of representatives from Japan, Malaysia, Nationalist China, Australia, New Zealand, S. Viet Nam, the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea. There are reports of sound economic .progress in many of the nations located very near Red China, and it is progress made through free enterprise rather than through Communism. All of this has been accomplished beyond a shield of American power. Had we pulled out of South Korea several years ago, or Viet Nam more recently, the Communists would have undoubtedly pushed on through Asia. But we didn't, and the Reds suffered a setback. Now there is hope that the turning point has been reached and that Communism is on the decline in Asia. , There are some pretty good indications that the non-Communist nations are making gains in Asia. It was 'only a few months ago that Communism was definitely on the way up in that part of the world. There were indications that time there was limited' for the United States and our allies. There were many Americans, in fact, who felt we were wasting our efforts because Communism would eventually sweep across all Asia. We did waste plenty of time and money. There was a great deal of fumbling and frustration, and billions in economic and military aid seemed to make little or no difference. Right now, however, there is cause for cautious optimism. The change in trend seemed to begin with Indonesia's rescue from a Communist takeover. There are still problems there, but the country is apparently on an anti-Communist course. Ma- Politics in judge selection (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) We note with interest that the judicial district to the north and, west of us is involved in a political fight over a district judgeship that has recently been vacated by the retirement of one of the judges. And this in spite of the fact that a judicial reform, bill has been passed that was supposed to take the judges out of politics. What has happened apparently is that Gov. Hughes appointed five democrats to a commission to work with 5 lawyers from the district to nominate a judge for him to appoint. It happens that the five lawyers in the district are Republicans and the five lawyers and the five Hughes' appointed Democrats are deadlocked over the nomination. The law specifies that the senior judge in the district shall serve on the nominating commission and be chairmajqi. Well this judge broke the- deadlock by voting with the lawyers. Now the Democrat appointees won't accept the d«cukm- 9104- at* the judge's right to vote in the contest. Boy—talk about politics in our judicial system. We can't remember of any such situation developing when the people elected the judges. It looks like it might be "judicial reform" to return to letting the people elect the judges. Dull (till Maurer In Laurent Sun.) The clean livers have been lecturing again on the evil of evils but I wonder if they really know what they're talking about. Know of one old lady who smoked five cigars a day, drank whiskey by the water glass (later cut that down to "weekend parties only"). She died the other day. Age 116. Clean livers will probably say she'd lived till! 17 if she'd been pure. But what a dull life, I say. "Pifth is tore so kind, just tickle her with » hoe and she laughs with 9 harvest." As quoted^ from "4 J^ad o| Plenty" in Northern N»teon«l GM C«nv pany two parties through massive public relations to deceive the public ahd the Congress, to Stifle opposition, and to try to gain questionable support for their 1 programs. "3. An. overwhelming Democrat majority in the Congress makes it difficult and in many instances impossible for Republicans and conscientious Democrats to serve as a check on, the arrogant actions of the Executive Branch. "4. Only a substantial increase in the Republican strength in the House and Senate will make it possible for Congress to exert itself as an independent check on the arrogance, mismanagement, and corruption now so prevalent in the nation's capital. "Yes, every American citizen should be willing to stand up and be counted' for honest government, fiscal integrity, and the right of both Congress .and the people to know the truth." • ' Economic squeeze (Paul Bung* in Otage Press.) The "guns and butter" policy has been accused of contributing to the continuing inflation that presently has hold of the country. We agree that it certainly is having an effect on this economic squeeze, along with several other factors. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce has taken figures from 1964 through proposed 1967 expenditures for 12 federal programs. The total of the 12 (not all in effect at the time) were $3,798,000 in 1964. The same group will cost taxpayers $13,592,000 next year, according to the budget bureau estimates. This almost $10 million increase represents a 257 per cent increase in four years! Some of the programs are brand new and subject, of course, to rapid percentage growth as they get underway. Frightening, however, is the growth potential of these Great Society programs. The list includes, highway be- a unification, economic opportunity programs, medicare, health services and research, manpower development, vocational rehabilitation, education, public housing and rent supplements. Added costs of defense and the expense of $300,000 men in Viet Nam we can understand, also the creeping cost raises of present programs. But the soundness of such spending increases with full knowledge that a deficit budget will result and more consumer. price increases with it is hard to reconcile. Puzzle (Gordon Aasgaard in Lake Mills Graphic.) Here's a story with the moral that it pays to spend your money fast: A woman went to a hotel and engaged a room for $30. The hotel keeper asked if the woman would pay him the $30 immediately because he wanted to pay a debt he owed the butcher. He rushed over to the butcher, who took the $30 and tore off to pay his bill at the baker's. The baker took the $30 and paid the bill he owed his wife's dressmaker. The dressmaker took the same $30 and immediately rushed over to the hotel-keeper and paid the bill she owed him for a party there. At this point the woman who had taken the hotel room came downstairs, said she didn't like the room, that she wouldn't stay and that she wanted her money back. Whereupon the hotelkeeper gave her back the same $30. She left with her original $30, yet a whole flock of people had paid their debts. Now figure it out. How could all these debts be paid without costing anyone anything? Comment (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) Northwest lowans, in a sort of desperation, usually greet each other on hot days such as we have been experiencing, with some attempt at treating the matter either lightly or with a British type of understatement Consequently it was some*what of a relief to us to hear two direct, no holds barred, comments Tuesday afternoon. One was from Walt Armstrong, who placed an effective top on all comments about hot weather and its benefits to the corn by pronouncing his opinion that at this rtte the crop should run ''a thousand bushels to the gore." Shortly after that BUI prtwn met us on the street, looked us straight in the eye and said, "Woods, it's too d hot!" This is what w* call feeing foots. Passenger train (C. P. Woods !h Sheldon Sun) Writing in Railway Age, Joe Asher observes that, "Rail passenger service in the United States could be compared to the man who keeps getting knocked oil his ear, picks himself up off the pavement — and comes back for more." But those who have consigned the passenger train to the history books may be in for a surprise. True, trains that are chronic money-losers should; and ore, coming out of the service. Oh the other hand, good service combined with smart marketing and 1 promotion still fills a great many passenger trains keeping equipment utilized, creating goodwill, and on occasion, making a profit. A number of factors may lead to a comeback for the passenger train the the United States. Other countries, such as France and Germany, are working on come-back 125-150 mile per hour trains. A short times ago, a contract Was signed by the Commerce Department with a rail line in our country calling for the beginning of highspeed, experimental train' service between New Ydfk and Washington late in 1967. Also, there is a resurgence^ Of interest in vacation travel By train. It is expected that ny 1970, the number of annual visitors from abroad will top one million. One travel agency that specializes in deluxe circle tours of the U. S. by chartered train complains there is not enough pullman equipment available. Passenger service is still a money-losing proposition for the railroads — some $410 million in 1965. Still, there are indications of a potential resurgence in rail passenger traffic. The coming generation may have an opportunity to ride behind-the iron horse after all. A L 0 0 N A KOSSUTH COUNTYADVANCI Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thoringtbn St., Algona, Iowa. 50511 Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschltles. NATIONAL NEWSPAP 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 $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 reproduction in any manner is prohibited except by written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. 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 Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over S102.000.000 worth of insurance in force. A home Company. Safe, secure. Loll 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-stoo Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Aoency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Tvoes of Insurance 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 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Dr. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3S7» DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3308 Office Hours: Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12'/2 N. Dttdf* Ph. 29S-2H1 CREDIT BUREAU tf KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona 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. Phvsician & 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 295-2401 Dentists DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 «JR. LEROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KEVIN HASH, P.D.S. " T 123 E. Call 295-510* Algona DR. J. G. CLAPSADpLE Dentist 112 N. Thorington

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