Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 1, 1966 · Page 14
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Ltv A Q£ ft F Keep money here, not Washington Put bUme>vh ere it belongs JLi. AJL-i "A 4 iXJ 1—* <Mf g, Cfa bi» lit t*U 6rov« after looking at the record, Of Us. The voter dati put more p«fr |Mj - c«bb* (« tide d»ov» tate income taxes meaj THURSDAY, SIPT. 1, 1966 Party endorsement Political on-lookers will have the "pleasure" of assessing the value of endorse" ment of candidates by the democratic party in the election next Tuesday. The state convention endorsed E. B. Smith, Ames professor, for the democratic nomination to run against Senator Jack Miller. The convention turned down Secretary of State Cameron, as well as the two other condidates Nereim. Des Moines, and Seeman, perennial candidate for something, from Waterloo. The endorsement of Smith hurt Cameron, and he has made no bones about his disappointment at the convention choice. THUS IF THERE IS resentment against the convention naming of a candidate prior to the primary election it should go to the benefit of Cameron. Nereim has made no big campaign, and Seeman likewise has not made an effort seen hereabouts. . As the favored candidate Smith has the advantage of the local machines, endorsement of local democratic big-wigs, and acceptance by the county and local organization as "the man." There has boen some muttering about the convention endorsement but whether it will show up in votes is another matter. THE WHOLE PROBLEM of endorsement is subject to scrutiny by the party leaders as well as the general voting public. In a way it is a return to the old bossism prior to the late teens when all nominations were made by party conventions. In the teens the primary was substi* tuted to let the members of the party make the nominating decisions rather than the political bosses in conventions. The complaint against this primary nomination is that too often good men will not run in a primary and thus take themselves out of the running before the battle starts. THB THEORY IS that the party lea. dership can assure a person they want to run of the nomination by the endorsement route, thus avoiding a double campaign — primary and general. The democratic measure putting the primary in September instead of June by the 1965 legislature makes this angle important. Assured'of the nomination a candidate can fight the other party instead of having a primary battle inside nis own party which would leave political wounds not healable between September and the general election in November. A case in point is the republican scrap now between Beck and Murray for the nomination for governor. No matter which one wins he will have followers of his primary opponent none too happy about the situation. ; If Smith wins big in the primary next week it is certain to have an effect on future party endorsement policies. If Cameron can make a good showing it may give pause to those who advocate the endorse ment route. Political observers will watch the results to see which way that wind blows. (M. i, Grabitt In la* It Grove •«•*•) A great deal has been said and still more will be said, We are sure, about how it costs Iowa and many other states more than a dollar in tax money for every dollar the state gets in federal aid. The clamor is rising for this money to be kept at home and used for the same purposes as it is now but save the "handling costs" of the federal govern* ment, We concur wholeheartedly with this principle but we have serious doubts if we will ever see it happen, First, we feel this is true ba- cause we have fostered in our federal government a greedy monster who apparently has become self-sustaining—no longer dependent on the people because the people arc rapidly ba* coming dependent on him for everything. The second, and more solid reason, is based on pure logic t : '...•• Race for governor The republican campaign for the nomination for governor went into full steam last week and the two candidates — Robert Beck, Centerville, and William Murray, of Ames, went after each other instead of lambasting the democrats as in prior weeks. The Murray idea of refunding some of the surplus to taxpayers ran into a snag that his original plan would not benefit self-employed who paid by estimates nor would it benefit farmers who pay at the close of the year. Murray revised his first idea and last week included a plan to refund to the self- employed too, but the farmers in his idea advanced last week, still would be left out. He may have revised this since this article was written. BECK HAS INSISTED that the money should be used for two projects — one to finance needed new buildings, and the other to give some school property tax relief through state funds. On the other side of the fence Governor Hughes, evidently relishing the republican scrap, said the money should be used for state buildings but was silent on any return of state money to local districts. Thus the Beck-Murrav eamnai<*n h^s now centered on the question of what to do with the surplus. THE MURRAY PLAN would be expensive. It would put a heavy burden on the tax commission to figure any kind of refund because it would have to be individually figured for each taxpayer. This would cost considerable, it has been said by those opposed, and would cut down the money left for buildings and so forth. The Beck plan seems the more sensible and less theoretical approach. The money has been collected. It is in the state treasury. It would be too expensive to refund. The state needs much money for building and similar one-shot expenditures. While it would be nice to have some money back, the cost of getting it back would be expensive and subject to a legislative battle as to who' would get the refunds and how much. IN THE CAMPAIGN to date Beck has been the more practical of the two, probably because of business experienes. Murray has bean the theorist. He has disavowed his 1958 campaign for a three-cent sales tax. The Murray campaign has been centered around Ames graduates and last week there was a mild flap over the use of alumni lists by Murray supporters to seek support at the polls. It would seem at this distance from the fray that Beck would bs the better man to slug it out with Hughes in the coming general election than would Murray. The letter's tax refund idea did not seem thoroughly thought out. Small ' digging up and hashing over of ; ; a supposed romance of President F; D. Roosevelt is pretty small potatoes indeed. Whether it was true or not the diggers of this sort of thing are doing no service to anyone, except perhaps to their own pocketbook. None of the principals in the supposed affair are here to defend themselves. While never an admirer of Roosevelt, who started all this flight to inflation that is almost unstoppable now, his private life should be his own. It's pretty small stuff. where a similar group in demonstrating would be promptly put down. ,. The marches are bound to result in resentment instead of furthering the Negro cause through sympathy of white people over the ghetto-living in the big cities, From a public relations standpoint the marches just don't make sense. Negroes are not going to win acceptance through force. The cry of "black power" is now being met by the answering "white power." It's time to call a halt to this kind of public relations. Subsidy Halt Postponement of the Negro march into the Chicago suburb of Cicero was a welcome development last week as tension mounted in that area. Cicero was the site of a race riot some years ago that was bloody and in which some died. A repeat of that trouble was anticipated if the march were to be held. Police had been alerted and it was reported the National Guard was to be moved in to prevent rioting and protect the marchers. Martin Luther King won a paper victory at least in a pledge by Chicago realtors not to discriminate and this led to calling off the march. Another group however threatened to march but this was apparently averted for the moment. At this distance it is difficult to see what the Negroes can accomplish by these marches. They are designed to irritate the people in the areas in which the marches are conducted. It seems there is a deliberate intent to cause a reaction that will result in bloodshed in marches into admittedly hostile territory. It is also a puzzle that the Negroes can get away with it with police protection after'looking at the record, Of the 50 states the people in 18 of them (including Iowa) paid more federal taxes into the funds supporting the aid programs than the states received back under the aid programs. The other 32 states received more from the programs than they paid towards them. Now what Senator or Congressman, save an unselfish few, is going to cut his political throat by voting to oust these programs when his constituents at home, the ones who put him in office, are getting a bargain on them? And these are the states which hold the balance of power. They have the votes in two houses to maintain the system. Then another question pops\ up. Should this distant goal be attained and the money routed into state treasuries would the programs be kept up? The reasons which put much of the money into federal hands in the first place are still with Us. The voter dan put more sure on a state legislator because he is more readily available and is a closet ear to bend with an argument against increasing the tax load. He is also more susceptible at the polls. The average voter feels he can do nothing about the federal government because it is so remote but bring the same problems and arguments down to a local level and he will make his wants known and express his pleasure or displeasure in the voting booth. The pattern we now see in the aid programs was set way back in the "New Deal" days and has mushroomed ever since. The bulk of today's voters have "grown up" with the system and accept it as a way of life, These are staggering odds as we look toward trying to keep our money in the state. We still consider the goal worth working for but we should realize what we are up against to guard against becoming discouraged. (M. B. Cr.bbe In EfttfU) • • . • The totfa Taxpayer's estimate that property taxes in Iowa will increase by $50 million in 1967 comes as no great surprise. The last 1965 Hughes controlled legislature passed legislation, permissive and obligatory, provid* ing for 19 tax increases. Soirte 11 or 12 of these were in. the •ret of property tax increases. There was no place else for the money to come from* All of the time Gov. Hughes has been prattling the popular theme that property taxes must be decreased , He could have brought about property tax relief in the last legislature had he so desired as he was in complete control of the session. Bu he didn't Instead he increase* taxes in 19 legislative bills of which a large proportion were in property taxes. In addition his legislature passed a double collection of state income, taxes measure and now is intimating that part of the $80 million dollar surplus should be used to hold down axes dur- n* what he hopes will be his next biennium of control. This is great campaign talk but voters are not going to forget that it was Hughes himself who fastened the big tax burden, on Iowa residents. Put the blame where it belongs — squarely on Harold Hughes. Wondei (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mall.) Jerry Latterell, in observing that our sun glasses had big and identical cracks in both lenses, remarked, rather sadly; "I don't know what you were looking at when they cracked that way, but I would sort of like to have seen it myself!" Primary endorsement systen does not further democracy (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) The primary system is undoubtedly a democratic method of choosing party candidates; the rules provide, for voter choice with anyone free to enter the campaign. However, in practice, the cause of democracy sometimes gets it in the neck. The approaching primary is a good case in point. For one reason or another Gov. Hughes has no competition, while Beck and Murray are battling it out on the Republican ticket. This means, of course, that Hughes, in his campaigning, is left free to defend his own p'psi tion or boast of his own deeds, with any lambasting he is to do directed at the opposition party. Both Beck and Murray, naturally, as Republicans campaign by criticizing the Democrat in- cumbant, but because they are both seeking the Republican nomination, each must also debate the stand taken by his Republican adversary. As the eam- 'paign becomes hotter, this criti- A group of economists or something like that has proposed a government subsidy to keep railroad passenger trains in operation. It is difficult now to get around by train except from city to city and it will get worse unless something happens. Before truckers and car owners get excited it might be cited that the federal government pays 90 per cent of the costs on interstates and a good hunk of the primary road costs. This is a subsidy to the trucks and motorist. Sure — truckers and car owners pay taxes on gasoline and so forth, but when it comes right down to taxes the railroads have a good point in the whopping property tax they pay to every township and po- dunk through which the lines run. It seems like a good idea if the passenger trains can be kept running. Car driving is exhausting — buses are slow — and some people just don't like plane travel. The uproar over the house un-Amefi- can investigating committee was a sad pte> ture for the country. The malcontents, avowed communists, and protestors against anything were permitted to disrupt the committee. It was a sorry spectacle without any human dignity in a problem that needed some investigation. cism not only of the approaching Democrat rival for one of them, but for each other, also becomes hotter. : One of them, naturally, will be nominated in the primary, support him in the general elec- been criticized by his Republican opponent, but who will then bs expected, in the name of commonsense party loyalty, to to support him in the general election. During the primary he will have supplied, as a Republican, criticism which the Democrats will find logical to use against the Republican candidates in the general election. How could a problem of this nature be solved?- An underhanded solution would be to have the party use pressure to see that there was only one candidate in the field for the nomination; then all the ammunition could be used against the other party's candidate. If this is the main reason Hughes has no opposition, it is quite obviously an effective method. But does it further the cause of dempc- i -* s -* M ' f >••*••-•••• •-••••••'•'• -— Endorsement a step back (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eegle) It was no surpise that Gov. Hughes was the only one of the major candidates for governor who endorsed the "One manr- Boss control of political parties." It was at his dictation that the Democrats in convention this summer adopted the policy of "convention endorsement of preferred party candidates." This step backward to old time boss control of government was only achieved after a great deal of arm twisting and resentment on the part of a large percentage of the Democrats at the convention. In fact King Harold very nearly had a revolt on his hands at the time. His dilemma now is, can he keep tight, one-man control of the party in order to build his political machine by his power of patronage or will the disaffected Democrats who don't corns in for enough Pap break off and join the Republicans and Independents to return the Republicans to office in the state house? There are many signs of re* stiveness among the Demos. Even the Big Boss Lyndon is having serious troubles. He has Compulsory arbitration (W. C. Jtrnagin in Storm Lake Register) Congress and LBJ have been having a gee-whiz of a time passing settlement of the airplane strike back and forth. Both have been afraid to take a firm stand because all parties are in politics. No one at Washington wishes to provoke the possible wrath of the machinist union. What is known as "national interest" has been completely overlooked, it would appear. Did the strike create an emergency or was it just a nuisance? That's been the subject of debate on "the hill." In the meantime, airplane traffic has been handicapped. The 109$ to both employer and employe has run into millions. Not considering the inconveniences, not to say indigation of the general public whw* is after all, the real victim, This gets us back to what we said a fortnight ago when the baen openly defied by a major labor union. His staunohest supporters of a few years back are aow his most active critics, i Pap is a wonderful tool with which to build a political machine and a method to hold recalcitrant party workers in the fold. But even with the Demos' free spending methods Pap finally runs out. King Harold has the largest staff of state office holders ever assembled in Des Moines. He has hired two Demos to replace almost every Republican that he. has sacked in the last two years. But there is still a long line of deserving Demos waiting for a job. One of these days the Pap is going to run dry and whether it is King Harold, Prince Paul (Franzenburg) or mouthpiece Lawrence (Soalise) who is in control the disaffected Demos are going to revolt and the one man Boss control of the party will en d, The quicker this happens the better for tax paying lowane who are footing the bill for King Harold's ambitious plans. It could happen this fall and there are a let of Democrats as well as Republicans who are hoping it wi Observing Labor day (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Sun) Labor Day, to be observed on September 5 this year, marks the termination of summer, in the minds of most people. It is the last long holiday of the season and is a time for the final outing of swimming, picnicking, boating, or just loafing. The meaning of Labor Day is lost for many in the frantic pursuit of fun. Never before have so many people baen able to enjoy the leisure, the luxuries and comforts we see around us in these U. S. And the right of labor have never been so certain, nor its obligation to act in a responsible manner more necessary. We must not become insensible to the time-honored virtues of thrift, competence and pride in a job well done. These are the things that have made possible the turning of Labor Day into a holiday of fun and leisure. These are the things that Labor Day commemorates, and if the nation is to survive in its greatness, they will be need- to^cornsr They are heeded now desperately to back up the men in Viet Nam, let alone all future advancements in space, science, industry and technology. Think of these things as you go to the beach or to the mountains this Labor Day. Congress insult strike started. We should have compulsory arbitration for disputes that upset and halt public transportation. Neither side wants that. Which is a pretty good reason for legislation that would probably put an end to business disturbances that are caused by work stoppages. At least it is worth a try. Too bad this is an election year. The politicans are afraid to do anything drastic. A watered-down substitute for definite action such as congress is debating as this is written makes the public a bit weary. It has no permanent value as it looks to this writer. (W. C. Jarnnagin in Storm Lake Register) Two aspects of the hearings at Washington conducted by ,the house committee on un : American activities, are disturbing. '.' The first is that a federal judge issued orders that the congressmen could not proceed. The second is the chaos that prevailed due to the rowdies and beatniks who att3mpted to howl down the work of the committee. We have long believed that there is too much of the judiciary attempting to seize also the duties of the executive and legislative branches of our government. That injunction at Washington, later dissolved by higher- ups, is just an instance of What we mean. Our second observation is that a committee seeking to investigate Americans (so-called) who attempt to assist our enemy, is entitled to dignity and respect. Such insults as our congressmen have been forced to take from blatherskites are disgusting. Problem of bikes A WARP — Mr. Kenneth Bahl- inann, member of the composing room of the New Hampton newspapers, was one of seven recipients of the State Life Saving Awards given at Governor's Days, dear l*ta this year. Mr. for stYing tt» M* Pf Rodney fcr*s» pf Wf v? rly m May 26 alter he fell into the Freder- ifca city park (Paul Smith in Rock Rcpids Reporter) Small boys (and girls) and their bicycles sometimes create very irritating problems. One of the worst of the irritations seems to be when a whole group of youngsters comes down town and lays their bikes down, in front of a place of business. It only takes a few machines and the sidewalk is blocked. Thai creates a dangerous situation^and one that is especially irritating. The city has installed bicycle stands at the northeast corner of the court house block—and also just west of the fire station. Bike riders ought to use these stands of their own. volition. If it becomes necessary to use more than just perswnsj,on to keep the bikes from being laid on the sidewalks—then someone is sure to get hurt. A LOO M A K O I -IIU T H COUNTY ADVAMC1 Published, by the Xdvonc. Publishing Co Mondays and ^ursdays, ,. and shop,. 1.2.4 (r Nor,h n Thotingt™ S^AIa^.o^.^^SOBn^^ NATIONAL NEWSPAPIt AOVANCI SUBSCRIPTION RATt One Year In County ond to nearest post office outside of County -— Six months in County ond to nearest post office -..---.-Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s All rights to matter published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, Including news, feature, advertising or other, °™' e P' 0 d . uhc tion 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 ore sent at the owners risk. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of 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 $102.000.000 worth of insurant* In force. A homo Como»ny. S»f«. secure. LoU Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, Hoo*«. Ho'^hold Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herb*t RICHARD A. MOEN Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. • PH. 9 a.m. - 5 PC\. Phone 295-8»Ti DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phqn* 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tues. • WM. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday anri Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Miannerement CARLSON farm MANAGIMINT COMPANY IJ'/i N. Dod«« Ph. 29S-2H1 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is R?,0 So. H«rriPt Phone 295-3810 FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern on«-stoo Dolors 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Aaency CompMe Insurance Service lift South Dodge Aleona. Tow* Phone 5-2341 RlfKLiM ft GF*LAN INSURANCE AGENCY All TVIWK of lr»«'ir»«ee Ph. WS-5MO «r 295-3811 ALGONA Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph, 295-2614 MELVIN 6. BOURNE, M, D. Phvsjcian & Siirp*"on 118 No. Moor« St. Offirft Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN t. RRAY, M, D~ MIX Clinic Bid*. W. State St. Dr. HAROLD W, fRICKSON Eves Examined. Contact Lenses. H^arine Aid Glasses. 9 Fast St»t« Street Phone 295,2198 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Pr. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 995.2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CREDIT BUREAU of K§S$gTH £eUNTY Collective Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 Algona Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. D. RpciHonpfi Phono 2%-?335 OF AN F. KOOB, M D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Phvsicians and Surgeons 990 N. nodee. Ateona Office Phone 295-2408 Dentists DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 , LfROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, 123 E. Call 295-5109 Algona Dentist 112 N. Thorington K.one 295-2244

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