Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1966 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 8, 1966
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T\T A T Kossuth County Adv. Irish One* has sotne new golf rules Another cigaret label THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 1966 Investigation of 1*35 Chances seem rather slim for an investigation of the relocation of Interstate 35 to go closer to Mason City rather than on the original route alongside highway 69. An Iowa legislator has asked for an investigation, and has been told it will take the signatures of 20 other legislators to have the matter considered. The legislative research bureau and the legislative interim committee would have to act on the proposal if the 20 signatures are obtained. There are indications favorable action from these two groups would be difficult to obtain on the present showing. THERE SHOULD be some kind of a look- see into the problem. The relocation of the route caused more than a little controversy in northern Iowa, and many communities opposed the change. The change required a diagonal in Iowa which would ruin many good farms by cutting at a 45 degree angle'across several miles of fields. 1 The farmers affected have been bitter in their reaction, and have refused the highway commission the right to get on the land to make surveys. In the original proposal the diagonal would have been less sharp, and more at right angles in southern Minnesota on land not as valuable as Iowa land. It would not have caused as much farm land to be cut up into triangular pieces split A political low Probably the most unusual example of riding a coattail in a election contest is that of the Iowa and Wisconsin candidates who proposed to sell tickets for a showing of the Kennedy film. The project was to raise money for the campaign, but basic in the thinking of these candidates is the tying in of themselves with the assassinated president. This is not a wholesome kind of campaigning. The tragic event at Dallas has no place in a political campaign. DESPITE SOME of these coattail riders President Kennedy was not theirs alone. As president he belonged to all the people, not just to the democratic party. He spoke for all, even those who disagreed. There 'was universal repugnance at the assassination. It was not confined to just democrats. All people in this country, no matter what their political faith, mourned the young man who was shot down that day. There was also univeral sympathy for the widow and the two children, and also for the man called upon suddenly to take over the government. All wished him well. THE CONGRESS passed a bill to produce a movie on the life of Kennedy, and it was paid for from tax funds of all the people. It was designed more for showing in other from each other by a no access highway. THERE IS NO ARGUMENT that the powers that be in Mason City wanted the route to come as close to that place as possible. It will undoubtedly become a major asset to the future of Mason City, and no one should blame the Mason Cityans for wanting it. .. .. But by the same token Mason City should not benefit at the total expense of the rest of the area, including particularly those farmers whose land is being taken. Mason City should not be critical of others desiring perhaps the same kind of a situation they seek. The original route would be near Garner, not too far from Mason City. It would have been a good compromise in location and would afford some benefit to this area, more so than the new location which involves backtracking for southern traffic. WHAT SHOULD BE determined is if there was any undue pressue from Mason City to the disadvantage of other sections of northern Iowa. If the relocation was made merely on merit it should be determined for the clearing of Mason City. If it was made on the basis of political pressure then that fact should be exposed. There has been enough "heat" over this relocation to suggest the public should be permitted to look into the background maneuvering. (BUI Maurer in Laurent Sun.) The Irish one and the bull flinger were on the course together for the first time this year the other day. Not that we don't like to hit that ridiculous littte white pill about the sand and grass. It's just that we don't do a very good job of it together (not very well alone, as a matter of fact) and the only thing that really gets a good workout when, we're on the course is the Irish Vocabulary. . , Not that our lack of together-, ness on the course hasn't been planned. It's probably saved our marriage. If every time we went to the course ended up like it did last year, or the one time we've gone this year, the first thing marriage courselors would recommend would be "Don't golf with your wife" (or husband, if it's the stronger half of the family looking for advice. And who ever heard of a woman looking for advice.) It started out as a quiet little deal. We took the wee one along (the image of the happy family, you know) and we were just going to play * couple of friendly holes to work up a good appetite for cold cute (you're ex* peeling maybe caviar?," the Ir made it onto that sand trap known as a green (how can they call anything that brown a green) and prepared to putt. The Irish one was out, so lot her shoot first and she had the gods on her side and it fishtail- (W, C, Jirnigin ( jn Storm Like Pilftt.Tribune) Movements to force cigaret makers ing on cut down . appears. So now those who de- UWU.U& nraju^ MTKUi) *••». "- 6 vrv.« w ..,.. [gh one yelled at me when 1 ed all over the green and finally •• > struggled home, famished.) . j got into that little track she'd The Irish one teed off first, dug in the sand and it dropped the wee one second, and t third. Said nothing about the first poke of the wife's that raised the value of the adjoining cornfield another two bits (so we use cheap balls!) or the third which went the same way. We played down on separate sides of the fairway (safer), the Irish one muttering some native words on her side of the pasture and I assisting the wee one (and saying a few good Irish phrases of my own) on our side of the field. I approached the green, in about the usual shape — two over par (women's par, that is) — and the sweet (?) wife had about double that many. After the usual number of wild approach stots, How to get million dollar federal building for free countries than in the United States. The movie was produced from, all sources, the movie industry, television, still photographers, newspaper photographers —and other countries contributed to the material which is shown in the film. It was rather ponderously entitled — "John F. Kennedy, Years of Lightning, Days of Drums." It was not a political document in any sense of the word. IT IS PRETTY small kind of politics to try to show that film to the public at $5 an admission designed for .the benefit of the politicians who'want to ride on the past glory of Kennedy. It is pretty small to attempt to use such a documentary for a selfish purpose—that of election of brie man. The public uproar that resulted in the film being withdrawn was a reflection of general desgust' at the political approach. There are many things about partisan politics that are not wholesome. There are many efforts made to influence the voters toward a candidate 1 which do not merit wide acclaim nor public approval if known. But this would have been a new low. The very thought of such a thing should have been rejected before any arrangements had been made. Common, decency should have dictated rejection of the thought. Dawdle Congress has dropped the hot potato of a law to check national strikes and has gone on with the usual game of politicking. Nothing will be done until after the elec- f n and prospects for action. then are n unless'another national strike .starts. Fhlere" are plenty of big contracts com- nig up in transportation, and all fields of industries. The leaders of the unions in these contract situations are under pressure to get as good a settlement, if not better, than did the airline mechanics who got a "sweetheart" contract. In the meantime congress will dawdle along and the country will suffer as the captains of giant industry and giant labor battle and not care who is hit by the chips. their complaints without hitting the panic button, and trying to outshout them. Without publicity and a "cause" the whole thing becomes boring to the average young person. They want to be "where the action is" and some are not too choosy about the kind of action. Caution Boring The organization termed "Students for a Democratic Society" met at Clear Lake and let off steam of the young people. There were no incidents and as far as lowans are concerned they didn't cause a ripple of contention. Too often these organizations are given much more credit than they deserve, and too often those who oppose their way of thinking really benefit the organization by attacking it. There were some known communists at the meeting, and it is reported some spoke. But they had no effect. The point which made the most thunder at this meeting is that when people do not get excited about opposing views they do not enhance the attacked. Too often those who are too militant against some organizations do more to benefit the organization they hate than if they'd kept quiet. The young people were treated cordially. They convinced no one outside their own ranks, and there is some ground for belief they did not convince themselves. There was no chance for the making of a martyr, and the meeting was anticlimax. There was more boredom than enthusiasm. The lesson is that this country is big enough to let malcontents give voice to The announcement that U Thant would not be a candidate for re-election as secretary-general of the United Nations was a worldwide political bombshell. Selection of a successor will be a ticklish bit of international jockeying for the number one spot in the world wide assembly. '< The high hopes of the founders of the United Nations have not been accomplished, but the U. N. has had some successes which make it valuable. The choice of a successor will depend on so many factors of the moment, as well as of the future plans of many nations, and extreme caution is necessary on the part of all power-forces in the world. Parties into the hole. It didn't bother me too much cuz I figured she's shot just twice as many as — less one — and with two putts I'd safely whip her on the hole. I did. Then she came up with that old Irish term — Mulligan —and informed me the way she plays the game every other shot for her was a Mulligan — and who cares if she did cheat just a little bit? By her calculations she won by a stroke. I was too tired to fight it. Figure if she's that cunning, I'll drag her out to the dub Saturday for the two-ball foursome. If we can't win using her rules, there just ain't no justice in the world. Proves he's that cigaret smoking causes cancer, are going a step farther. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, Democrat from Washington, has introduced a bill to compel cig- aret manufacturers to require that all packages and all advertising disclose the tar and nicotine contents of cigarets. Backers for the bill point oul that altho some 75 per cent of cigarets on the market are filtered, some new filter cigarets contain more tar and nicotine than older brands. Sen. Magnu son is quoted as saying that the use of filters may be "a hoax and fraud on the American people." Along with Sen. Magnuson, co sponsors are Sen. Maurine Neu >ergef, Democrat from Oregon ' " . Robert Kennedy, Denv from New York. The bill has been referred to he senate commerce romwufc ee. It will be interesting to watch its progress— or lack of progress. Faster? (Bill Maurer in Lauren* Sun.) That man with the big beak that lives in the past and rants and raves about "vive la France and who must think hes France's answer to the Pop©— or maybe even better Mao Tse- Tung— has booted the GIs out - J ..... *"*'" of his country never let our and says he'll military forces back on French soil in peacetime. That's really fine, Charley. But how long do you think it will take to give us a call on the big telly if you ever need help? One minute? Paster? (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle.) Roy Allbaugh, Dale Harding, Bob Blue and Roy Larson are going to be sick when they read this — if they didn't know about it already. It seems the .Democrats have a new. way of giving money away that I hadn't heard about. An official of the Federal Housing Authority from Minneapolis was the speaker at Park Rapids Rotary Wednesday. He was there to tell the Park Rapids people that they should apply for a loan (grant) to provide low cost housing for their elderly people. A survey of the state of Minnesota has shown that 12 per cent of the population of most towns and cities are 65 years of age or over and of very limited means. In fact 90 per cent of that 12 per cent have a $100 a month or less to live on. In Park Rapids they found that 16 per cent of the population is 65 or OVer. •.-••••;.'•;• .,;••.-.- •" Anyway a town or city that can show need for this type of low cost housing can make application for a loan (grant) to build a 50 or larger unit of housing for these people. The big deal on it is that they don't have to pay any of it back — not even the interest on the what is called a 40 year loan. All they have to do is guarantee that the building will be tax free, city, county and state. The Minnesota state legislature has passed enabling legislation allowing cities and counties to do this. The Home has to pay its operating expenses. The units that will cost about $15,000 per unit are to rent for approximately $35 a month with everything furnished except board and each unit is a complete housekeeping unit with refrigerator^ stove and all furnished for that $35 rent. Bemidji just completed a 100- unit deal and they got a loan (grant) of $1,555,000.00 to build it. Presumably it is a 40 year loan but the official said that if they couldn't pay it off there was no provision for forcing them to and they don't expect any to pay for it at those rental figures. There must have been some building contractors in the crowd because that unit cost of $15,000 came in for a lot of questions and discussion. When asked why it cost that much for a 500 square foot unit the official told them of all the extras that are added to actual construction cost before they get done. When one of those LBJ boys gets to adding costs it doesn't take long to get to $15 grand. When asked who paid for it if the public housing commission didn't pay off the loan, they got two ; evasive answers first before he admitted that in the end the taxpayers footed the bill. He was a real nice young man, doing his job which was to talk local communities into accepting a million dollar loan or grant, whichever you want to call it. He didn't say anything about voting for LBJ in return but there were several here (probably knot-head Republicans) who noticed that angle. a mouse (Don Reid in West Des Moines Express) A friend of mine invited me to his cabin in northern Minnesota for a board of directors meeting in August. "Sorry," I wrote back "I do not think I can attend a board meeting in August so let us plan it for September. 1 have already got two trips to make in August. If 1 make a third one, little Dorothy will probably lift my scalp. There has already been considerable talk around our tepee that the Big Chief is always up fishing on the sky blue waters while Little Squaw does the homework." "I am ashamed of you," he replied. "After all, Dorothy is only about half as big as you are. Why don't you just walk in and pound the table like the rest of us husbands do and find out if you are a man or a mouse? See you in August." This sounded like pretty good advice so I went in and pounded the table, to attract Dorothy's attention. "Dorothy," I growled, "am I a man or a mouse?" A brief discussion followed. "I will even shut up about your throwing away the goose I had in the deep freeze," I pleaded. Another brief duscussion followed. I went back and wrote another letter to my friend. "I followed your advice," I told him. "I went in and pounded the table and asked Dorothy if I am a man or a mouse. Now we got that all settled, I'll see you in September!" Bookkeeping change proves costly for county funds Inflation Iowa's ballot this November will have more than the customary republican and democratic tickets. There are some new "party" labels added to the list. The candidates are "nominated" at conventions and the required number of delegates from the required number of counties has been secured for these new organizations. They will be placed on the ballot and will collect a few votes. Why no one is ever very sure, but there are some who do get a bang out of voting for a candidate with no chance of winning. (Fayett County Union.) By the. simple expedient of changing the bookkeeping system for institutions under the State Board of Control, the state has increased its bite on the counties for care of patients and thus added to its already staggering surplus. For years the Board of Control institutions have taken their total operating cost and divided it by the total number of patients treated to come up with the county's rate for patient care. Using this formula, which seems eminently fair, the Mental Health Center at Independence arrived at a per diem cost of between $8 and $10 to be paid by the counties sending patients there through June 30, 1965. Starting with July 1 last year the formula was changed. At that point Board of Control institutions began dividing their total costs only by the number of "committed patients," ignoring voluntary patients also treated at the institutions, in arriving at the per diem cost. Using this smaller figure as a divisor, per diem costs .levied against the counties took a stag- Where they had cost which eliminates a sizable group of the patients treated. Obviously if all counties and more than it spends. Fayette County Auditor Hazel Gehring, a devoted watchdog of county funds, has finally gotten state officials to admit the excess is going into the state's general fund. . Seems to us it is only fair to ask, are the counties being overcharged just so that Harold Hughes' state administration can point with pride to an ever mounting surplus? (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) If we read dispatches from Washington correctly, it begins to look as though the administration has finally come face to face with the problem of inflation—and more and more of the top leaders are concluding that administration policies of huge spending, encouragement and support of organized labor in unreasonable demand for higher pay—are the basis for increas- (Gordon Aasgaard in Lake Mill* Graphic) Women's shoes, as any hus- more than expect anything concrete to come out of the White House until after the elections this fall—but we hope that Johnr son has finally decided that something has to do done. His efforts in giving the airline machinists a big boost—-and then having them "bite" him, and demand even more, should have shocked him into a realization of the facts of life—and we suspect that it has. Soon we are going to have to face up to what inflation will band knows, cost more than r ^ a u y mean. A lot of industries men's shoes despite of the fact can 't ra i se their prices at will— they cannot meet the demands of organized labor. There must be leveling off—or the rate of industrial failures will skyrocket. Reports from Washington _._ seem to indicate that the truth amount of energy that goes into O j> today's economic and indus- producing women's shoes. The t^al situation is finally breaking that they require less leather. We are advised that the average piece of feminine footgear requires about 150 separate operations. We, of course, have been concerned over the increasing The printers unions at the Herald-Tribune in New York should re-read the fable of the goose that layed the golden egg. The Herald-Tribune goose is dead and the golden eggs of salaries no longer are layed. A dead goose doesn't lay eggs. run between $8 and $10 prior to wispy straps, the thin soles, and the teetering heels are very necessary, and now we have learned why. The feet of the American women have grown more than thyee sizes in the past two generations. The average woman in this country wears a size 7%-B shoe today, as compared with a size six a generation ago, and a size four in granny's day. The high Jaeed, pointed shoes of that date, they leaped to $15 and $18 since. Reviewing the charges levied against Fayette county for care of patients at Independence for the last seven quarters, the picture appears as follows: Quarter Ending Per Diem Rate Dec. 31, 1964 —_ $8.711 March 31, 1965 $9.314 June 30, 1965 $10,03,0 Sept. 30, 1965 $17.156 Dec. 31,1965 $18-869 March 31, 1966 $15.622 June 30, 1956 $16.068 through to those who make the decisions. We hope that this is the situation. Logical two generations ago probably looked as large as a pair of .„___- pointed-toed spiked-heeled ... question the aeciiyicy of pump* of today th#i are three any computation of per patient sizes larger. (Gordon in take Mill* Graphic) A husband was teaching his wife how to drive, and everything was going well until she suddenly backed into another car while parking. "What's the matter?" the husband shouted. "Are you blind?" "Of course not," the wife answered. "I hat it, didn't I?" ALGONA KOSSUT H COUNTY ADVAHCI "*•* ^'«si2^::s«. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year In County and to nearest post office outs.de of County ... J5.0O Six months in County and to nearest post office ------- --- ..... "-g 0 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.o.s ---- »/.uu All rights to matter published in the Algqna Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature, advertising or other, °™ re P r ,° afu ,5 tion In any manner is prohibited except by written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in *° chri l nstanco ' A " manuscripts, articles or pictures are 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 insurance in force. A home Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. • Ftt. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-SS73 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tues. - Wei. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:3? Farm Mianagrement CARLSON form MANAGEMENT COMPANY 121/a N. Dodo Ph. 295-2191 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 muu M Lreuceiri/ u n Business - Home - Car • Life JO ™ N. KCNEFICK, W. D. 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Physician and Surgeon LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors 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 Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 Dr. HAROLD W, ERICKSON JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. D. Sundet Insurance Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS ft GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optometrists 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 CREDIT BUREAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY Collective Service Fact bUt Reports 295-3182 Algona Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KQOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-240* Dentists DR. J. B. HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State St. Phone 295-2334 OR. LEROY I. STROHMAN Dentist 116 N. Moore St, Phone 295-313} KEVIN NASH, D.B.f. "** 123 E. Call 295-51W Algona PR. J. G. CLAPSADOLE Dentist 112 N. Thoruigton PUne 295-2244

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