Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1966 · Page 13
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 4, 1966
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rSi-At Kossuth County Adv. Reid loses bank joint account battle New party of the rich THURSDAY, AIM. 4, State spending booms Appropriations of the state of Iowa have expanded 400 percent in the last 20 years*. The increase in appropriations by the 1965 legislature was MORE than the ENTIRE state appropriations in 1947. The 1945 session appropriated $57 mil- ion for the total cost of state government. The 1965 legislature apropriated $267 million dollars. This is certainly indication of the ad- Vance of state costs somewhat in line with What the federal government spends though the latter is on a grander scale. But the percentages of the state increase outdoes the federal government. IOWA HAS HAD a surplus in its treas- • ury since the World War II began. The state was collecting a two percent sales tax ail during the war and because of wartime shortages not much of that money was spent. It continued to pile ,up in the treasury and in 1945 ammounted to $52 million. By 1949 this had increased to $95 million. Because of this surplus the legislature dipped into it to pay part of the World War II bonus to the tune of $50 million dollars. The people voted the bonus and the legislature paid about half of it in cash from the surplus. This even left a surplus of some $38 million for the next two-year period. . What this surplus will be at the close of the 1967 fiscal year is what all the fuss is about now. The state is collecting a double income tax this year through withholding. The income tax for the year ending in 1965 brought in $57 million. The surplus after the 1965 session is estimated at $33 million. Thus the state should have about $90 million dollars when the fiscal year ends in 1967. THIS IS EASY MONEY for the legislature in that at least a sizable amount can be spent without the necessity of boosting taxes. . That of course is the reason Governor Hughes is so against a special session to forgive some income taxes now being paid. If he is reelected he can point with pride to a big increase of appropriations, making many happy with the state money, and also claim no increase in taxes. There has been a steady increase in appropriations in the last 20 years. Average annual appropriations in the 20 years in millions of dollars for the biennial period ending in: 1947-57; 1949--80; 1951^102; 1953-107; 1955--122; 1957-136; 1959 .-143; 1961-171; 1963-194; 1965 -208; 1967-267. THIS COMING ELECTION is important if this trend in state spending is to be curbed. There is terrific pressure from the various state organizations for more mOney to spend. There is terrific pressure from local groups for more state aid to spend for Which they can not be blamed because it doesn't come from local property tax. It can be easily seen from the 20-year figures above how each agency ups .it asking each year with straws which can soon give the taxpayer camel a real tax backache. Too many taxpayers figure state spending doesn't touch them. That money comes from somewhere-and the name of that somewhere is all the Iowa taxpayers in one way or another. Polk gerrymander The United States supreme court last week indicated it might take a look at gerrymandering in state legislative districts and call them unconstitutional if carried to an extreme. Gerrymandering means setting up legislative districts to favor a certain political party. For a local example, if A Bancroft, which usually votes democratic, would be joined with enough repulican precincts to offset the democratic vote it would be a gerrymandered district. To do this it might be necessary to put several townships in reaching from one end of the county to the bther. This has happened in many cities where for one reason or another the political parties have sought to maintain political control. THIS CAN HAVE an effect in Iowa. At present the 11 representative and five senators in Polk county are elected "at large". That means every voter in Polk has eleven votes for representative and five for senator. The county is not districted. The reason the recent legislature did this is clear. Democrats outnumber republicans in Polk. However there are many republican areas which might elect a representative if the county were districted. This is a form of gerrymandering-by using a majority control in the large area it Hogwash ( " <^£. 4 " ••• •' ••" • : ••• ^ v .J^e^president has said repeatedly that any wage boost over 3.2 percent per year would be inflationary. Then the other day in announcing a settlement of the airline strike he said the 7 percent was not inflationary. This cracking down on the airlines to get the big boost in pay will be reflected in other unions who want similar treatment It will add to the inflation and any words to the contrary are so much political hogwash. way to the more militant groups of Negroes particularly the SNICK organization. vThe riots have lost much of the sympathy for the Negro among liberal whites, and will lose more if continued. This is dangerous more for the Negro in his seach for equality than for the white community. Example Danger The rioting by white youths in Baltimore the other night is an example of the situation being raised in the cities on the race problem. Violence in such instances as Watts, Chicago and Baltimore in the Negro district is bound to bring forth the general cussedness of all people no matter what their color. And if white youths see the Negro rioters get away with law breaking, vandalism., and other violations of law they can pot see why they can't do the same even though their skin is white. The cry of "black power" is a mistake, but it is being taken up by the unthinking in Negro communities and will result inevitably in a counteracting "power". Without doubt the police in the big northern cities have shown favoritism to the Negro in his rioting. The police do not Jik© the charge of "police brutality" raised! every time some Negro gets in a jam. It was noticable there was no cry of M police brutality" when the police subdued the white rioters with much more force and wielding of night sticks than in the case of Negro rioting. The race situation has been entering a new phrase for some tune. The old, 4ays of peaceful picketing and sit-ins have given The treasury department is embarrassed. It has a few million silver dollars but doesn't dare let them go out to people. The silver cartwheels are worth more than the face value to collectors now they are no longer made. And also the silver content is more valuable than the present deflated dollar. The department might sell them at more than $1 each but is afraid to. Collectors would grab them up and sell at a profit. This however isn't too much different than the postal department with its issues of strange and different stamps merely for the benefit of stamp collectors. These dollars should be sold at what they'll bring. It would be an excellent example of how much the spendable dollar has been inflated. Changed Governor Hughes last week said there was no partisan politics in the selection of district court judges. Governor Hughes has had a reputation for calling things as they are, but in this case he is certainly poorly advised or doesn't know what's going on. The recent hassle over the judgeship in this district was certainly a partisan party affair. And the record of appointments to the bench by Hughes has certainly favored the democrat nominee where he had a partisan choice. This Hughes is not the same man who battered down partisan barriers 14 his two previous elections. (Don Reid In West Des Moines Express) "I do not think our two bank accounts should be joint ones," Dorothy said. "Perhaps we should we should have just one name on each and use an inter vivos trust. I have baen reading up on such things." "And you are very smart, besides," I s?id, patting her little head. "1 will call one bank and tell them to put the account <n my name and you can tell the other bank to put our account in your name." The next day I phoned the bank and reached a nice young man in the cusUmer service department. "My name is Don Raid," I said politely, "My wife's name is Dorothy. We have a joint account in your bank. "Fine, fine!" he enthused. We like that. It is wonderful for you young couples to practice togetherness, especially in, banking.. Now, what can we do for you?" "I want to take Dorothy's name off the account and leave shuts out the opposing party entirely. There is an Iowa supreme court decision against this which has been appealed to the U. S. supreme court. The Iowa court ruled the county must be districted to comply with the one-man one-vote theory. IF THE U. S. SUPREME court requires districting in Polk the prevailing party in the legislature will seek to shuffle the precincts in such a manner that candidates of that party will have an advantage. For instance-the 21 precincts in Lee township in Polk in 1964 voted, 1J,966, d. em- ,, ; ocrat to 5,957 republican. There are some nearby republican precincts. By trying some republican precincts in with these voters in that district might just as well heavy democrat Lee precincts the republican stay home election day. The U. S. Supreme court has indicated it might not approve of districting which automatically deprived a minority of party voters of ever electing one of their party to office. The Polk situation is a gerrymander because it ties in the entire county into one district which means domination of all seats in the legislature by one party. It would seem the Polk county situation is a perfect case in point for the U. S. supreme court to consider-both on districting and gerrymandering. it all in my name.*' There was a shocked silence. "You mean you are taking the Whole bundle?" "Yes, if you want to put it that way." "Think of all the years she has slaved over a hot stove. And now you want her rubbed out. Just like that!" "I don't think 1 need the lecture, Mac." "Shame on you, Mr. Reid! Why don't you drop in and let us t. Ik this over?" ' I shook my head. "It may bs . the wrong thing to do but I am acting o.i advice of counsel." "Oh, dear. Things ARE bad, aren't they? Your friendly bank hatBS to see these things go to court. Why don't you see a marriage counselor?" ".Urt s^pd ni" the fTirr,," I replied stiffly. "And send them to the office; we w.ill use this address from now on." "S 2nd them to ths office?" "To the office," I insisted. "Not the house." "You fink! You are not even going to give the little woman a fighting chance to find out, are WIT BY TOWANS W.VU%V%\SrVUWVArV.SVySVW> Complied by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" In McCall's Magazine. ^ "Nothing throws a husband at a party quite as much as the wife telling him to pull in his stomach, and he already has." — Newton factory supt. "Theretically, we're in favor of change. It means progress and all that. But, honestly, we don't really want women to change much." — Ottumwa haberdasher. , "Our intellectual little nephew, aged some 6, says he plans to 'enjoy girls in his early years before they turn into the opposite sex'." — Monona farmer. "It would be interesting to learn in some way whether anyone ever applauded a night club entertainer while not drunk." — Des Moines hotel manager. "The greater the man the more the people who went to school with him in his little town." — New Hampton implement dealer. "These new patterned stockings the girls now are wearing is a break for virtue, at last." — Sioux City social worker. "The trouble with telling a good story is that you then usually have to listen to a 'couple of poor ones." — Anamosa attorney. iiiiv i/, "It's. iatiUimuoJise when you' finally —agree, and « you then both are wrong." — 3tampton housewire. Right-to-work states lead (Paul Bunge in Osage Press) Some very interesting statistics were released this week by the National Right to Work committee showing the 19 states with "right to work" laws leading the nation in rate of economic growth. Particularly interesting, the study showed these 19 states leading the rest of the nation in creation of new jobs in business and industry, in wage improvement in industrial jobs and in producing new wealth and personal income. Other pertinent statistics showed that six of the top 15 states in actual wages paid industrial workers are right to work states, the top three states in the nation in rate of new jobs created by industry were right to work states, and unemployment in right to work states during 1965 was 3.4 percent compared to 4.2 percent for those with no right to work law. The law, 14b of the Taft-Hart- lay act permits states, at their choosing, to either permit or not permit union or closed shops. In Iowa, and 18 other states, workers are not forced to join a union in order to keep or get their jobs. Unions naturally, have sought to stop this law to make certain that all employees in an otherwise union - represented planf are dues paying members. The theory is that without a union shop, unions would have lots of "free loaders" in the plant. Actual practice, however, has shown this simply does not happen. Unionism in Iowa, and no doubt the other right to work states, has made gains regardless of the law. More important to all workers, however is the rate of gain in both jobs and income shown by states with the law. The unions' drive to repeal 14b was unsuccessful in Congress this year and so far has been unsuccessful in the Iowa legislature. More repeal efforts, however, are in the future. If is perhaps significant that both Iowa Republican candidates for governor, Robert Beck and William Murray, favored the retention of Iowa's present law in statements in Sunday's Des Moines Register. Democratic Governor Harold Hughes was on record as favoring modification of the present law to permit union shops. Th* governor would not favor the unions so strongly if they had not been able to grow and prosper with the present law. you?" "The office!" 1 replied and hung up A coupie of days later Doro* thy handed me an envelope. "It is from the bank," she said. "Yeah, I should have known. They are sending the dope on setting up a single account, as you suggested." "But why did they send it to the house?" "Angel, I think your friendly bank is trying to give you another chance." "That reminds me, I must, see, the other bank," Dorothy aaid. "Can you tell me how to go about it?" "Don't ask ME, I do not seem to be having much luck. But I will tsll you one thing; when you go down to close me out, you better take Reverend Biddle with you. I think they will want him to swear he has done all he can." "I guess maybe an inter vivos tru"t is. not a goo ' klea after all," just leave things the way we are and don't you dare write any checks on MY bank." So we let it drop. Background music (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) We were studying one of the national travel guides the other day and were struck by the number of instances in which, while describing the attributes of the various places with which you might become involved, the authors of the book seemed to think it worth while to add the fact that "background music" was a feature. While there are many instances in which we think background music is just fine, particularly so long as it stays well in the background, there are enough others to make us wonder if the listing of this feature could perhaps be construed as a threat as well as a promise. One of our favorite eating places at Spirit Lake, for example, has a dining room located within only a few feet of the long shoreline upon which the waves break in a most soothing and pleasant harmony. This is a „ natural form of music^ of fine " quality, indeed. But do you'hear it in the dining room? You certainly do not. Background music takes care of that, with speakers located in strategic points so the persistent sound cannot be escaped, no matter where one sits. We ate not long ago at another very pleasant place, located at the site of an ancient water mill, with the old dam still creating a handsome mill pond, the waters flowing over and splashing with great spirit upon the rocks beneath, accompanied by the minor and steady subdued roar produced by the hearvy flow of the river. We know this pleasant sound existed, because we went outside to hear it. In the dining room, however, nature was again completely replaced by the mechanical sounds' of "background music." For those who cannot face the horrid prospect of silence, background music fills a need, there is no doubt of it. But it hardly seems necessary to have the tones of someone else's taste in music dinning in our ears everyplace we go, at all hours, every occasion. Freedom of information law (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) President Johnson has signed one of the most important bills ever passed by our congress. It is the freedom of information bill, which really upsets the bureaucrats who have covered up information, even from the members of the congress. Under the new legislation, any persons can ask a public official for information, and that officer must produce it—or show reason, in court, why he does not do so. One of the favorite methods of covering up bungling and mismanagement in government has been to classify facts and refuse to let the truth come out. The new legislation will upset this practice, and it will mean better government for all. There are specific areas where high officials will still be aWe to classify information— largely in the areas of national defense-and everyone agrees there is a need for some secrecy in this field. Congressman Moss of California has worked for years to get this legislation passed into law—and he is to be greatly commended for his accomplishment Public business always ought to be conducted in full view of the public. This new law will go a long way in seeing to it that the public gets the information to which it is rightly entitled. RETIREE Mrs. Mildred Sharpnack, West Des Moiues, has retired after 39 years as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mrs. Sharpnack began working for the telephone co. in 1927 while attending Valley Junction high school, now West Des Moines, (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) According to reports in the daily newspapers ther are about 150 members of the "President's Club" in Iowa. That means these folks each contribute not less than $1,000 annually to the president's political party. It used to be that the Republican party was called the party of wealth—but that sure has gone out the window. Nowdays the big money is pretty much all on the side of the administration. Actually that has been the case for a long, long time. The big Texas money was democratic. The General Motors financial folks lead by Raskob were democratic. The big southern money was democratic, and New York's big political sugar- daddies were pretty much alignr ed with the democratic folks in that area. We think it is quite a tribute to Iowa that there are 150 folks in the state who can dig up $1,000 annually for political purposes. With that kind of financial support the democrats will probably still be able to sell folks on the idea that they are the party of the comman man— the poor folks. Finest (Bill Maurer in Laurent Sun) Perhaps the truest words of 1966 were written by the editor of the Arcadian at Arcadia, Fla - '. *u "As boys growing up in the depression," says an editorial in the Arcadian, "we used to laugh at the two or three town characters who thought the world owed them a living, Now, thanks ! to LBJ, they may have the last laugh." If anyone cares to laugh with them, just remember it's your tax dollar that pays the bill! That listing in the travel guides, if things become too desperate, can serve us as a warning, and help us find the quiet places. Watch out for deer (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter.) This seems to be the time of year when there are more deer wandering out onto the highways at night, than at any other season. That is an added hazard for motorists — and several recent accidents have been charged to cars tangling with deer. An automobile traviiing at 60 miles an hour, striking a 200-300 pound deer — or worse yet, a 1,000 pound steer, is going to come to a rather abrupt stop, The animal probably will be lolled, and unless the driver of the car is careful, he may have some dead folks in the car. Careful driving is the only Answer. Deer just don't read trj$f- fic signs, nor do they w%tgh for oncoming traffic as they should. The motor vehicle driver thu£ has to assume the whole responsibility. Keep the deer and other animals in mind a/, you. drive on the highway — especially at night. ALOONAKOSIUTH COUNTY ADVANCI Published by .the Advance Publishing Co Mondays and Thursdays, office's and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Alpona, Iowa 50511 Editor and publisher, Diiane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischilles. NATIONAL NIWSPAPER : 6 T1 6" ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATt One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County .. Six months in County and 16 nearest post office ---— -- ZZ'nn Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s J/.uu Air 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 by written permission ot trie 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 $102,000,000 worth of insurance In fore*. A homo Company. Safe, 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 Reoresentine 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 Types 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 Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Fri. • 9 a.m. • 5 jMn. Phone 295-3873 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phon* 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon/'-' Tuesi - We'd'/- 'Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON MANAGEMENT COMPANY 12</ 2 N. Dodf* Ph. 293-JM1 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lense* IQ9 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 395-3743 Dr. L. L, SNYDfR US East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT IUREAU KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 395-3M 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. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L, BRAY, M. D, M.D. Clinic Bid?. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M, D, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F, KOQS, M, D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2401 Dentists DR. J. 8. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State Si Phone 295-2334 OR. LERQY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, D.D.5. 123 E. Call 295-5108 Algona OR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist 112 N. Thorington Rune 295-2244

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