Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 18, 1966
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Kossuth County Advance •> i jji WM - ^ IT • - - *r - — =. _ . _ Don Reid's goose didn't get cooked Right to work law gets THURSDAY, AUG. IS, 1944 The marking line Where is the marking line between the general public interest and the interest of a section of that public? This is a question that is growing that must have some sort of answer. The Negro problem is one facet of this question. Another is the right of a union to strike even though it puts the rest of the people at a disadvantage. There is a fine line in both of these Situations past which neither can go with- dut causing a reaction by the majority who are irritated into resistance in one way or another. IN THE NEGRO situation the marches dnd demonstrations arc now centering in white neighborhoods in the belief the marches will bring recognition of the desire of the Negro for better housing. This seems now to be having just the opposite effect than was intended by the leaders of the marches. The neighborhoods in which the Negroes marched were bitter at being singled out. And other areas feared a similar march. The marches had the aspect of a threat — and the people reacted. It would seem these marches went past the line where public interest became no longer tolerant but became resentful. No one likes to be forced into anything and resents efforts no matter how well intentioned they may be. THE MECHANICS striking the airlines have gone past the point where they have any sympathy from the public as a whole. They riot only have been reckless in their disregard for the public, but also for a set- tl&tneiiit engineered by their own bargaining agents. The union boss even went so far as to threaten a slow-down in their work if the congress forced them back to work for a cooling off period. People don't like this ttttfestenihg, particularly when the safety of the plane is part of the threat. This is a situation where a very small number can cause extreme discomfort and inconvenience for the public as a whole. The public takes a little of this in stride, but this airline strike now has gone past the line of public tolerance. IN THESE TWO INSTANCES (and there are also others) it is the innocent public generally that is taking the brunt of the attack. In the Chicago marches the neighborhoods singled out are hard-working average homeowners who take pride in their possessions and keep their property up. The airline strike too hits the thousands who travel by plane daily who have no connection whatever with the mechanics dispute. These people resent the continued inconvenience and it will be reflected in congress. In both these cases the average person sees the possibility that he will be personally affected. That is where the marking line really is. That nagging surplus It is indeed rare in government for a state or district to have a surplus of funds, and Iowa is in that happy or perhaps unhappy situation. One of the battles in this election year is what to do about it, and the three top contenders for governor have come out with suggestions. The administration headed by Hughes takes considerable pride in the surplus, but looked pretty bad when the "estimates" a few months ago were way short of what is admitted now. On the republican side Bill Murray and Bob Beck, contending for the nomination, have different solutions. Murray wants to give a portion back to 'the taxpayer and Beck wants to use it for non-recurring expenditures. THE SURPLUS now is admitted to be about $80 million. This is conservative, and the chances are pretty good it will reach a neat $100 million by the time the next fiscal year comes around. Iowa's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 so there is a legislature to be in session before next June 30 and hence the fuss now on what the respective candidates will recommend to the legislature to spend that money. The surplus is caused by the double collection of income taxes this year plus a boom in sales tax receipts. This increase in sales taxes comes from inflation which. causes higher prices which results in a big- ger 2 per cent tax take. HUGHES HAS NO opposition for the democratic nomination. So most interest now is in the Beck-Murray race but both of them take pot-shots at Hughes and keep him involved. Frankly none of the three can do much about the spending except make recomr mendations to the legislature. And a governor quite often has little authority over that body of men. Hughes found that out in the last session when his huge democratic majorities failed to do much with his rec- . ommcndations. WHILE PUBLIC INTEREST is focused on the top contenders the real spenders will be the members of the legislature. The voters should be more careful in finding out what these men who have the vote intend to do about the surplus than what a governor says about it. The most recent democratic legislature spent some $60 million dollars more than any previous legislature. The increase of the 1965 over the 1963 legislature alone was more than the entire state budget in 1947. That admitted $80 million surplus will not go far is this trend is continued, for experience shows each legislature spends more than the one before. The people of Iowa should show as much concern for the candidates for legislature as they do for the candidate for governor. Blob £ Tha,t awful blob called a mural at the ifennejiy Memorial Building in Boston rai- sfs a j 'question as to what is art anyway? To the average person that blob is not art but something a kindergartner might turn out. The "artist" was paid $25,000 for it, and some seem to think it portrays Kennedy as he was hit by the assassin's bullet. Frankly almost any interpretation could be put on it. A blank wall would be better and the $25,000 could be put to a better use. Interstate 35 When Mason City succeeded in re-routing Interstate 35 so it cozily nestled up to that population center it created a situation in which considerable good Iowa farm land was chopped into triangular bits. Re-routing the diagonal from the original proposed route to the Mason City route involved a longer diagonal as well as a sharper angle "bend" in the road. Farmers along the diagonal route have been bitter about taking the right-of-way through their farms, leaving part of the farm on one side of the interstate and part on the other. The highway was an effective barrier to farming the bits and pieces left to the farmer. The farmers have been successful in a court fight to keep the highway commission surveyors off the land so far, and now the controversy is getting mixed up in public politics. Previously the politics involved had been pretty well kept under cover. The governor recently came out with a sympathy statement for the farmers, and made the suggestion perhaps the commission could buy all the farm land affected. This could be pretty expensive. What is just compensation for the land is a mighty good question particularly to the farmer involved. Masoa City of course will stick by its guns to have the interstate right at that city's door, and judging from past experience Mason City has the political muscle to keep the road where that city wants it. The big question is how to satisfy the farmers. It looks like a long drawn-out bitter and expensive proposition. No pain Probably few will mourn the departure of the two dollar bill from the American scene. For some reason it was always associated with bad luck, probably because of the $2 bets at horse races. Many people refused to take them in change, or if they did got rid of them as quickly as possible. They are so unpopular the treasury de* partment is now taking them out of circulation. None have been printed for years. The loss will be accepted without pain by the American people. Those who enforce the law should be above reproach. The patrolmen who connived to fudge on an airplane pilot's license examination should get no sympathy. One took the examination for the other. They would take a dim view of that happening in a driver's examination. It doesn't inake sense, but the teenaged girls are still mobbing the Beatles despite the uncouth talk and the awful sound. It's a marvel to consider sending a space vehicle to orbit the moon and take pictures. Oldsters can remember when a plane was a marvel. Herbert Humphrey is to give a major policy speech at Shenandoah. Just which party it will help seems to be a matter of argument. (Dorothy Reid In West bet Moines Express,) This column may bring to Ah end a beautiful (?), chaotic (true), but never dull (too true) marriage. 1 inadvertently thawed out Don's goose. The day began like all days— the faucets were still dripping, the electronic garage door had stopped electronic-ing with my car trapped inside, the air-conditioners were alternately thumping away and then stopping without warning and I had only been waiting three days for three different repair men, to show up. As I said, it was a day like all days. Women seldom get to go out to parties anymore—they spend all their time waiting for someone to come and fix something that was supposed to make life so easy they could leave the house once in awhile and enjoy life. This isn't the retailers fault — the blame is on the manufacturers of the equipment. Since I couldn't get my car out of the garage and even if I could have I wouldn't have dared leave because this MIGHT be the day all those appliance fixers might deign to arrive, I decided to dye some nigs in the washing machine. This seems an innocent enough pastime. Dossn't it? To my surprise all went well — that is, the washer filled with water without a temper tantrum, I put in the soap and the two shag rugs and still all was going well, so I relaxed and kept an eagle eye on the Washer dial. Dying rugs is tricky but easy if one does everything at just the right time. Just before the second rinse you stop the machine, take out the rugs, let the machine fill with water again And put in your dye, As soon as the dolly starts to girate enough to dissolve the dye again stop the machine, put the rugs back in, close the lid and go Upstairs and forget the whole thing until the rinsing cycle is finished, The>rt you go down, take out the spun-dry rugs and throw them in the drier. 1 did all this, up to going back down for the spun-dry rugs to go into the drier. About two hours later I realized that the washing machine was still making all the sounds of going through its regular cycles but that it should have stopped an hour and forty-five minutes sooner. 1 went down-stairs to examine the machine. I lifted the lid and there were my two rugs in a tub half-ful of green water, completely motionless. The machine was making all the proper sounds but none of the proper motions and it absolutely wouldn't stop. In desperation 1 pulled the plug out of the socket, inched those two heavy, wet, filled-with- dye rugs out over the top and let them go plop on the basement floor. There is something a trifle nauseating about wet shag rugs oozing green dye all over the basement floor so I went in to call a repair man. After several trys I found one who would come, but not until a week from Monday. I hung up, not very gently, and went back upstairs to meditate on all the things that wouldn't work. What does all this have to do Should be no rush for a stringent law on firearms (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter.) The tragic shooting affray down at Austin, Texas, will .probably bring some sort of legislation by the congress to ban the ownership of guns, or at least limit it somewhat. While at the moment it is probably very poor judgment to say so, we think such a law will be a mistake. New York has a very stringent law'about lethal'weapons"— but from all information we can get, only the law abiding citizen is handicapped. The crackpots and the criminals still get the arms to carry out their crimes. The heighth of ridiculousness, as far as we are concerned, was brought out by this law. A young woman was attacked by a "Tnug- ger" — she used a hat pin to drive the criminal away — and she was then arrested for carrying a lethal weapon. People who go "off their rockers" and start out to kill people — will still be able to get the job done, whethed there is federal law against ownership of guns or not. There are other — even more effective ways — to kill a person. President Kennedy used to tell agents who were protecting him not to be too upset — that if anyone really wanted to kill him they could do it — and if a gun wasn't used — there are many other ways. This boy down, in Texas could have kftled, more people by tak-, ( ing a car out' arid really '"mow-' ing" folks down on the highways. He . could have dumped some deadly poison into the cooking kettles in the college kitchens — there are all kinds of ways he could have been a mass killer. He chose a gun and now we talk of banning private ownership of such weapons. We hope that the congress goes slow on this one. We think the objective is fine — but we do not believe that you can legislate firearms or other weapons out of the hands of the criminals and the nuts. Why freedom of the press (Neil Maurer in Laurens Sun.) "Freedom of the press" is a term that is often misunderstood ... too many persons forget that it belongs to them as individual citizens. It is definitely not something for the newspapers only. We believe the Pioneer at Howard, S. D., covered the subject very well in a recent editorial: "The constitutional right of a free press belongs to the people of the United States — those Who subscribe to and buy newspapers and those who advertise in them. Without these free and independent readers and advertisers, there could be no free pi-ess as we know it. There would be no freedom to seek and report (he news; no freedom to express opinions and even criti- Problems of a pill (G. W. Aasgaarci in Lake Mill* Graphic.) One of our good mothers, a grandmother in fact, is a bit upset as of the moment. Her married daughter was home over the weekend and when she left the mother found a large pill on her dresser with embossed intiti- als B C. She's trying to figure out what the B C stands for — bath crystal; beauty cream; or maybe just plain birth control. The real plight comes in satisfying the mother's curiosity. If she tosses the pill into the bath tub and nothing happens it's too late to make a further check and if she swallows it, it may only make "grandma" sick. Now she is thinking of putting it in. an envelope and sending it to tlie daughter, with thq adjno;n|tion to be more careful with her pills in the future. oize when necessary ... It is not easy for newspapers to collect, report and comment on fast- breaking events. Nor is it easy for readers to always understand what is reported and why. But it is very important that both newspapers and readers understand clearly the role of each other as 'partners in freedom'." Freedom of information legislation passed by Congress several weeks ago and recently signed by President Johnson, to become effective next year, is designed for the protection of the citizen. It will provide for less secrecy in government, make it possible for the public to be better informed. It is not legislation to help the newspapers. John Q. Public has an important stake in freedom of the press. Come now — think! (Bill Maurer in Laurens Sun) I admit to being quite a bit hazy about a lot of things, but one thing I'm sure of, the Division of Vital Statistics of the U. S. Public Health Service could use a little help. They reported the other day that there's a notable drop in the nation's baby crop during the spring months of April and May, and an equally notable rise during the autumn months. The difference is as much as 15 per cent. The reason for the fluctuations remains unknown, the vital statistics division announced. Temperature, the report of the groups suggests, may have something to do with it, although nobody knows just how the .changes affect pregnancy. Oh, come on now. Think! with thawing out Don's goote? It's simple — when 1 jerked the washing machine plug out of the socket I also pulled the plug of our basement refrigerator out of the wall socket. This latter plug- pulling 1 didn't notice until three days later so by then Don's carefully hoarded goose had thawed out 1 and deteriorated somewhat more than necessary. That poor big old goose was lying there in the freezer compartment all limp and dreary, instead of in its former position of jauntily up-right legs and big puffedK>ut chest. I cleaned Up the mess in the freezer, put the goose in a big sack and took it straight to the garbage can and closed the lid tight. I didn't feel nearly as bad as I should have bscause memories of the last goose Don cooked are still with me, and I find little mementoes of it yet around the kitchen range. But I couldn't think of a good way to tell him of his great loss. None of the right opportunities seemed to arise. How can you tell a man.that the goose he loved has been hauled away to the dump? I have taken this way to do it. He is away this week and won't be back until this is printed in the paper — the same day, in fact. He has to know, but I can't get up the courage to tell him any other way. The repairman still hasn't come to fix the washer. I'll let you know how it all comes out — if you care. Somebody said it: One's sins will out. Customer hurt (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter.) Who gets hurt as a result of the big strikes — such as the one now in effect against the airlines? We'll bet primarily it is the customer, because the airlines are big enough and the unions are big enough that they can force the price of labor and the service they provide, to higher levels and no one can do anything about it. Unions are said to want more of the profits which the airlines have been making the past few years — maybe they forget that the airlines have not made much money over many years and that only in the past two or three years have they had good sailing. They forget that in spite of the fact that management is probably being well paid — the stockholders are not getting any substantial dividends. Management and labor are feathering their nests — the folks who out up the capital and who have to buy the services are getting the short end of the stick. Unfortunately those of us who are not organized are not able to get our share of the dollars that are running around these days. The small town businessman is fighting hard to get enough income to stay in business, and agriculture has been kept under a cover of price control to benefit the city folks. Somehow we feel that in the long run things Will even up. Obviously there will have to be a point, somewhere along .the line, when management and tabor will have to level off. That point had better come pretty quick, or the explosion when the bubble breaks will really be a dandy. Bad rumor exposed (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle.) Eagle Grove received state* wide mention Sunday when a woman, a resident, stated in a feature article that this city has an old ordinance on the books prohibiting Negroes from staying here overnight. Before the civil rights people come racing into town to reme? dy the situation we would like to point out that this persistent rumor is just that, only a rumor. You never find anyone who has proof of this ordinance or who even claims to have read it — they have only "heard" about it. Our investigation shows that there is not and never has been such an ordinance here. It exists and is perpetuated only in the "ooo's" and "aah's" of those who pass on the rumor. Stome residents also recall that a Negro railroad porter had a regular layover here and that a Negro family once made their home here for a brief period of time but left of their own accord, not through local pressure. wide support by (C. P. Wood* in Sheldon Mail.) Surprising support among towans for retention of the Right to Work Law is Shown in a recent survey made in this state and reported by the "low- ans F6r Right to Work." According to this survey, made by "Central Surveys," 80 per ceitt df those interviewed favor retention of the law. A figure like this is an unusually high one on any question, the public usually dividing much more closely even on compartively rion-controversial matters. We have to assume in this case> that the survey was conducted on a scientific basis, ,as any other assumption would imply a highly unethical attitude on the part of the organization concerned. The question asked was: "Iowa. has a state law commonly known as the "Right to Work Law,' which means a worked does not lowans have to join a labor union m order to hold his job. Mow do ydu feel about this law? Do you favor or oppose such a law for Iowa?" , Every category asked favored retention of the law. Union members, according to this survey, expressed such favor 59 per cent to 36 per cent, with 5 percent stating no opinion. The nonunion expression was 84 per cent in favor, 11 per cent opposed, 5 per cent no opinion. The republican expression was 88 per cent in favor, 8 per cent opposed, 4% no opinion. Democrats interviewed favored retention of the law by 73 per cent, opposed 23 per cent, no opinion 4 per cent. The last previously reported poll on the subject, the Iowa Poll in February of 1965, showed 73 per cent favored the law, 16 per cent were opposed to it and 11 per cent had no opinion. ALGONA KOSSUTH' COUNTY ADVANCI Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Alcjona, Iowa. 50511. ' Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chnschilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AS( Lijj»Mima«niM 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 53.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 All rights to matter published in the Algqna Kossuth County Advance ore 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 piclures 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 force. A home 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 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 & GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optometrists Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. • Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3573 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phon* 295-2378 295-3306 Office Houis: Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Friday 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Management CARLSON MANAGEMiNT COMPANY 121/a N. Dodge Hi. 295-21*1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D". Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. " M.D. Clinic Bide 109 W. State St.' Algona, Iowa Office Ph, 295-2828 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 CREDIT BUREAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona Phone ooft M i^ a , nd Sur> geons 22° N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone "" PR- J- B. HARRIS JR, Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 112 N. Thorington *" -295-2244

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