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Algona, Iowa
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r\tAtt\A Kossuth County Advance •g-sf!^™'*." -"r f, nrr. 11, i9«4 Freeman's 'card' has holes Banking aid for farmers . $|. Right to law v There wasn't much said in the primary Campaigns about the labor demaftd foi* tKe repeal of the Iowa right to work law. This doesn't mean it is a dead issue, rather that tHe forces favoring it do ;nbt want their, candidates "spooked" by debating it prior to the election. , , -y.^-f o :•'/:• : :\ It is a cinch, howevet*, that candidates favoring repeal will get considerable help from the labor .union treasfiry and ate" keeping pretty quiet about it. • ?> ; % In the 1965 session the repealer was, defeated by thVlegislature in a toghi emotion-filled vote. It 1 is Certain td coihe up; in the 1967 session. " '-• " '- v ''"'•" •"•'' J . £. GOVERNOR HUGHES has said he Would favor a "revision" in the 1 law which would in effcot be a repealer. The governor has not made too clear his -idea > b'ut • he indicates he would favor a "union" shop. This means a worker would hdye to*' join the union after getting a job'br : he could be fired. . .., , The difference between this and outright repeal is .-difficult to see.' All it really docs is postpone the union membership re* quirement for 30 days. • ' ! ,' '' v; The republican position is supported by polls indicating lowans ovenvheuningly favor continuation of'the law as it is.' J WHAT THE IOWA law says is not always apparent to people who listen to the debate. "''•' ; •' '••"• ' ••"• •''.'"•. *: J Y" f. In the first place the law defends, the right of a worker to join a union. The first section of the law says: "Right to join a uhtoh. It is declared to be the policy of the State of Iowa that no person within its boundaries shall be deprived of the right to work ... for any employer because of membership in, affiliation with, withdrawal or expulsion from, or refusal to join, any Hibor union ..." : The second section prohibits an emV et from firing anyone for belonging to a union; as well as prohibits the firing of any,, person because he refuses to join a unionl ;The protection here is a two-way ; street. ,1 . " : : '.-.;,«•.• "/.I. ' v/.i ;. '•.....• PROBABLY THE real stinger as far as unions are concerned is a prohibition against forced payment of dues by deducting them from the workman's pay before lie gets it. The employer can only do this if the workman signs a written order., This forces the union boss to either do the collecting- Vr convince the worker to make such an allocation. In other words -r- the union boss- must do some work. ; ' ;••' : the labor union bosses really ' wantvis Vg. one-way law — prohibitions for the employer but none on the union itself. . the right to work for anyone should not depend on his union status/The fact of compulsion is foreign to the American-tradition. And any repeal or "revision" Would 'give complete power over a person's right to a job to the union and its leadership, subject as it is oftsn to pettiness, The September pritiiary The value, if any, of delaying the primary until the September date will be debated. The primary this year was ttieflirat held in recent history on any but a June date. ' ',•"'• -•../.. -; v •'.-, ; ;., , Candidates were none too happy with the late election. They felt the long hot summer in campaigning, and would have been happy to have the nominations over with in June instead of dragging on through the hot months. ' . .,.! ' Also tlie Sep'tember date is only 63 days prior to the general election. After a summer of campaigning candidates who; had opposition about had it as^far as hard Work was concerned — and the hard work was just stalling. ' : >•.. , '.. THOSE WITHOUT opposition too were harnperod in their»efforts for the general November election. In some instances the identity of the opponent was not determined until the primary. Thus those without opposition had to mark time somewhat of deal in generalities until the primary was over. . r . . . ' . ^: .,.,}„.. The Septembar date was chosen by the democratic legisilature ' on the theory it would benefit the candidates of that party. Whether'this i,s true is open to question. Hughes had to spend much of his time, shadow boxing during the summer. ' THERE IS A BELIEF too the lata primary does not give time to properly plan and conduct a general election campaign. The winning candidate has had a Jong cahv paign and his followers are tired. While the party chiefs take over after the primary they; arei hampered by not knowing for which candidate to plan a campaign. ; . ; •;• And where there are contests there are certain to be at least a bitter disappointment; among followers of the loser. This is not easily healed in the 63 days between the September primary and the November election. . ( .••;;. In this recent primary the republican contest ^ for governor and the democratic contest for U. S. senator left some sore spots in each camp; It is not human for a candidate's followers to believe in and actively support a candidate who loses and put the same effort into a campaign for the man who beat him. THERE ARE SEVERAL advantages to the."June primary. In the first place the lists are drawn up early and the public has time to become familiar with the nominees. Candidates are not kept on the hook until -September for a decision. The party can plan its campaign during the hot summer months and put a reial organization together, Wounds of the primary can be healed and the organization of-the primary winner can be meshed with the general party machinery. . Thofie "nominated can get rested during the summer for the fall campaign and do, a; better job.. . And contributors to a primary campaign in June can ba hit for mere donations s for .Novembar than if they had just contributed in a Seiptembcr primary. Districting Housing Governor Hughes and other democratic office, holders, have proposed t^Qf^cjIjstrilittnJi jjpii|iti£e' i wi't 'selltor/or representative;be 'districted JOTJnputof., • ••' v..'- •' •••'•'••'• ; ''.-' '^, v ,', ''"'.'• The legislative research bureau would probably bs designated to do : the work.'•.. The Iowa supreme court has ruled the. counties with more than one meinber of the legislature must be districted. Tliis has. been appealed to the U. S. supreme court, If Iowa is to be districted it will have to bs done by the next session of the legislature, which itself is a hodgepodge collection of compromises in the 1965 session, It would seem evident the: legislature would bo an almost hopeless jangle if the legislators sat down to figure out the districts without some sort of guidelines or proposals made up prior to the session, The problem of how to program the 1 computer to give an accurate balance as between number of citizens in district* would not be too much of a chore. However the manner in which the ma- shine is programed (or set up to give facts) can be twisted to give a result according to the way the programing is done. If it is done to set up districts which would fa* vor the democratic party it would' be ft gerrymander. The same situation would exist if it were programed for the republican party. The big and most important question is who is doing the programing and what result is sought. It would be surprising, if not downright improbable, if the democrats headed by Hughes didn't program it to fia- ypr democrats. The same would be true jf republicans were in power. Perhaps somewhere in this partisan land is an independent organization that could do'the work fairly as between the two pjrties. • Is that too much to ask? The civil rights, bill incorporating the section regarding sale of housing is bound ' to.rjin into deep .-trouble jo thf'senJjiteS Th£ question is constitutional, involving the right of property. The house-passed version was watered , down somewhat from originally introduced, but it still can not get the support needed for passage, ,The real question comes down to the right of a person to sell his home to any- ono he wishes or to. refuse to sell it for any reason. Negroes want a person to be forced to sell to them if they have the money. This actually means a preference if the law is enforced. Opponents of this part of the bill are really being joined by the militants for the Negro cause who insist on a more strict provision than the' house-passed version. It looks like the bill is dead for this year — uniil after the ejection anyway. Problems One of the problems in setting a minimum wage law is the fact it discourages employers from hiring untrained people. Employers are faced with two problems in the untrained worker -^ first he can not produce enough to justify his -wage, and second, training him takes the time and cuts the production of a man teaching Mm who is trained. When costs for hdp get too high the employer turns to automation. This adds to the unemployment problem because fewer workers are needed in an expanding population. Rising hospital charges are a result of inflation which affect the costs there as elsewhere, And any sipk persoja will certify that nurses should be well paid. For an enjoyable evening, one of these Friday nights take the family to a local football game. Algonia is fortunate in having both Garrigan and AHS with up-to-date ftcjljliss (Qf the game.' Get out aM see § football game — you'll enjoy it. United States Senator. Jack Miller has charged thit Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman has failed to give full facts to termers. -The Senator refers to the "fact card" which was passed out at the flOO per plate dinner held in Des Mohtes at the time of the President's recent visit to central Iowa. Mr. Freeman's card indicated that net income per farm rose from $2,956 in 1960 to $4,200. in 1965. Senator Miller points .out that four important facts were left off the card. 1. There were 568,000 fewer farms in 1965. This alone accounts for $600 of the addition* al incohie per farm. . 2. Due to inflation, the 1965 dollar was worth less than the 1960 dollar; the $4,200 was worth only $4,031 — $149 lessi , 3. With these two adjustments, the comparable figure would-be $749 less than $4,200, or $3,451 per farm comportd to $2,056, 4. But there^U an additional fact to be taken into account — term debt. Farm debt went up $1.3 billion more in 1965 than it did in I960, which figures out to $384 more per term. Taking this off the $3.451 leaves $3,067, or an improvement of $111 per farm. "This represents),", the Iowa Senator declared, "a 3.8 per cent improvement over a five-year period. Farm production,efficiency is far higher than that, and even the Administration's wage- price guidelines for industry have been around 3.5 per cent '•per : year."' :''•'•, • .;':."- ; — ;; - Senator Miller, a member of the Senate AgriciiltUre Committee, also noted that Secretary Freeman's "fact card" failed to show that inflation Cost farmers $870 million for. their 1965 income alone, that it did not show that farm parity was 77 for 1965, compared to 80 in 1960, that farm debt increased $14.8 bil- Bankers provide majority • i.. ' ;, •... '"••'•-.' _* ;•; .•'••• '... •' .."i : .;-.. •'. : ' ; •'.«' • of loans for farm Use (Neil Maurtr in Laurent Sun.) Despite 'all the government lending agencies^ and other programs, it is interesting to note that Iowa farmers usually turn to their hometown banks for their credit needs. ' ; Wesley J. Pulley, president of, the Palmer State bank, who represents the Iowa Bankers Association as Pocahontas County Ag-. ricultural Planning Committeeman, pointed out this week that Iowa banks were serving farmers with more credit and other financial services than any other lenders at the beginning of this year. At the beginning of 1966, he said, Iowa banks, were helping farmers with $786 million, in loans, which is nine per cent mom than a year earlier. This total included $685 million in production loans and $101 million in farm, mortgages. At the same time, $444 million in farm loans was held by life insurance companies, $246 million by the Federal Land Banks, $76 million by Production Credit Associations and $30 million in non-real estate loans plus $59 million in real estate loans by the Farmers •Home Administration. About 87 per cent of the production credit extended by lending institutions to Iowa, farmers came from banks. Mr. Pulley said that 1 "bankers in Iowa are- conscious of the large • capital investments .required in agriculture today and are making a cohcerted effort through improved landing programs to meet 4 these changing credit demands of the state's farmers-." Increased .use of credit by farmers, he added, has. been accompanied by a substantial gain in the total assets of fami families; Therefore, in the aggregate, the equity position of farmers, contrary to public opinion, is baing maintained at a satisfactory level.' : Technical problem (N«il Maurcr in Liurens Sun.) At Ames last week two teenage boys, accused of illegal, possession of beer, were freed in municipal court because the arresting officers had asked their ages before apprising them of their constitutional rights. Judge Milton Seiser ruled that the only proof against them was their admission that they" Were under 21. He said his ruling was based on a U. S. Supreme Court decision that the accused must be told he has a right to an attorney during ahy questioning, and has the right to remain silent at all times. Recent high court rulings are presenting plenty of technical problems for police. We wonder if it is legal for a.patrolman to asjc to see your motor vehicle operators license, which carries such ''confidential" information as your name, address, birth date, sex, color of eyes, height and weight! The .time may come when each patrol car will carry an attorney as standard equipment. Civil rights leade|| should hot break law themselves (Tratr St«r-Clipp«r.) Dr. King has ofton justified disobedience' of court injunctions on "the ground that it is riglht and proper to violate "unjust'' c'.ty ordinances, and federal and state laws, He has relied on his own conscience to determine which laws are "just" and should bs obeyed, and which are "unjust" and which may properly be violated. In effect he is the sole judge and jury in interpreting th§ laws. . We remember after an editorial appeared in the Star-Clipper about three years ago which was critical of Dr. King, the pastor of one of our local churches in a friendly spirit brought us a publication of his church denomination for us to read, believing it might change our opinion of King somewhat, and his conduct of the civil rights crusade' he was then leading in the South. The article he suggested that I read was King's celebrated "Letter from the Birmingham (Ala.) Jail," which was widely published. It contained this instruction to other clergymen: "You. express a great deal pf anxiety over our willingness to break laws. r $Tm is certainly a legitimate concern. Since we so diligently urge people to obey tihe Supreme cowt'f 4ecigioj» qf 1954 outlawing segregation in. the public schools, at flrstgJinee it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. "One may well ask: 'How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?' The answer lies in the faj$ that there are two types of tews: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate ob^yuig ju*t la\ys. OA^ has not only a legal but n moral resjionsibility to obey iust lawis. Conjfersely, one has a, moral re- sportsibility to disobey unjust tewi . .An unjust law is a code tha^ a numerical or power majority group compels a minority grailp to obey but doas not make binding on< itself." The Rev. Mr. King's rationalization is satisfactory to himself, but,,;the doctrine he enunciates, if universally applied by all citizen*, would lead to anarchy. Dr. King at first aroused much public sympathy for the Negro civil rights cause and much ft' naivcial help in northern states in promoting his "marches" by his gift of oratory and the prestige he received from winning the Nobel Peace award. His contribution to "Peace" is a matter of much conjecture. He has often asserted his devotion to "non violence," in his agitation for civil rights for his race, but we have noted that his leadership too often leads to much violence, bloodshed and destruction . of property. In the judgment of many persons he is no worthy "hero," but a public nuisance. Exercise (C. P. Woods in SntKten Mill) We have a communication fron} tb-e PresijiieBt'i Comicg on Physical Fitness, an organisation mto more exercise. All we know aboui f&temL activity in this matter is that we are developing an over-sized right han4 ajj4 ocpasioml ajttacks of writer's cramp from the exercise involved in fitting out federal forms, lion during the last five yetrt— compared to an incteiie of $5:5 billion, income — unadjuated for inflation — for the same period. We Hive talked with i cotlpl* of termers in recent days and we find them not as upset at present farm prices as they are with the ever increasing cost of the farm operation. Secretary Freeman, being a midwesternet, should know the farmer \better than to try to mislead him. Farmers today are sharp buMfies* men, and in today's Competittve market they must and they do know what their costs are. It is not a very pretty picture. A,? There is an old saying theft you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. We believe that farmers as a group cannot be footed any of the time. We believe that! they will see through^ MK Freeman's political talk which is misleading and therefore, dlshoh- est. ;-..•;-:. ' ; \-.V;;r;\;- .... •.. •. 'i. i . Should be i (Paul Smith in Rock Rapid* ,.'. ' : .•,-.'" .-••" v -Rs)poi;ttr''••..;" '"•> \ : 1 '. The old saying "People >w*io live in glass houses shojildn?t throw stones" doesn't exactly apply—but the truth surely is that people in .public life -'had better live so that ho .ppssible criticism can bs laid at their doorstep—while, they are/still alive or •afterwards. : . •.'/,, '•,We are very much against .literary works such as the recent Daniels book in which he brings up the extra-curricular love-life of Franklin D; Roosevelt; As far as we know there is nothing to it—'Hind even if there was-^th^ matter is one that should be forgotten at this stage. /",, FDR was not our candidate for the presidency—-any'pfr the four times he ran, but the people wanted him and elected him. All men have their weak spots—and if 'the president strayed ; from accepted marital rules—hei> at least did it very quietly. / ; '• : ; Nothing can possibly be gained by bringing the matter up now. It should have been left.a ' Home not / paid for .V;;': ; v^' (Don Reid in j V West Des Moints Exprtss;) A young friend announced happily the other day in nine more years his house purchased on a 25-year plan will be "paid for." We are bsginning |o wonder.' -.'••.- '•'•'••.;/ v ,.:^.;./..;J', In pur own case, the monthly payments arc less than ttie. taxes. Even whan the payments are concluded, we'll conitinu^ v to have to "buy" our house/.every year from the government. These payments wil^ never end.; We don't obiect to paying taxes. Some of,the bast things in life are obtained- througH' payment of taxes. But this property tax thing is getting confiscatory to the point where it is fantastic. We learned the other "day that a property owner is letting two business blocks "go for 1t|x- es" in an Iowa county seat town. The buildings are empty and provide no revenue but the taxes go on and on. \ U:i ; The property tax, unfortunately, does not take into account whether or not the homeowner is gainfully employed, or on relief. It does not take into account whether a farm has a good crop years or a bad crop year. It does not take into account whether a factory or other business makes money or loses money. Renters do not escape it- It may not show up directly in ther rental costs, but it is there just the same. Retired people are the worst sufferers. An income tax would be fairer. At least, in our opinion, it would be bettor than creating any "new" taxes. Closer study of our various local budgets would help, too. Regardless of how it is accomplished, w» Certainly need relief on property taxes. Startled (c. *; WtWi iii WilNn the -twist few yetra there have been & seriea of court decisions, legislative acts, atid matters of legal procedure on both, federal and Mate level — •ml even to some degree the local level — which have been of a decidedly disturbing nature. . In some of the more notori* oils cases, h would seem that the structure of our government, as it has existed since the founding, is being altered almost beyond recognition. *'• ^••;'"--'-^ : ' - '•" The threat, it appears, clearly enough, is real. But the condition brings with it at least one redeeming feature. That Is the stimulation of popular interest in basic concepts of government and in discussion of such foundation matters as our Four Free- ,. , , We do riM;remember any time .when there -has been as much discussion and informal debating oa tuch abstract matters. We can imagine it wasln discussions among the citizen* that the first faint &w®**& tit democracy made their appeW' glttieages ago. Perhaps the occasional reappearances of discussions of thtt type may be an indication WM the spirit of democracy is being; revitalized. t- Certainly when a CongresstoiK al committee finds itself threat* ened with a court order, the spif> it of independence among the Congressmen is Caroused, and stimulation given to the desire of maintaining the legislative branch on its historic equaHoofc bg with the executive and the Likewise, when good dtizenS seem to See their rights in effect threatened by a too-sensitive approach to the handling oT police cases, in which known criminal* go freeV those good citizens begin to examine their inner tho> ughts on the Ai^hys and wherefores of human rights. (€, P. W9e4i in Shtlffen AMI) It was lately brought to mind the d^grer of startled §ntaje- njent wttfr wtiteb W* i«*d re* * cently of Jayne Minefield's trouble with the tax men in Co> ombja, South America. They a/c- Oiised tier of failure to file a proper report. TMs certainly must have been the first tinie inyoas ever gccujig HER. of failure to fill out out * form. v v*;l.,OJI»,M A '1C O J I U T M COUNTY A 0 V A ,M ,•/Published by the- Advonce Publlshlrva Co., Mondays and ;o«»le*s tincf ihop, 124 North Thorlngton St., • AI 9 ono iJ ( °? 0 ',..|lon Chrlschllte*. . . Editor and,, publisher. Poane E.> Dewel, MpnaQing Editor, Julian unriscniHes. ^~ NATItfNAI. N|WSJ*rl|R ' , AOVANCI SUilCWmON RATI ; .;.8 n« Yeor in County and to nearest po«t offie* outside of County ...is.uu x month* in 'County and' to neowst po*t office --.-.—- »-«— '-— J Year' outside County, and. to qther than nearest outside P.O.s— — ^ \ All iriants to'moner published in the Algono Kossiith County are reserved; including news, feature, . advertising or other, and '*P'°™<-- fidn in ahy manner is ' prohibited except by written : permission . ot tne publishers of .the .Algono Kossuth County Advance in each Instance. All manuscripts, . articles . or 'pictures are sent at the owners risk. • , BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE - AGENCY \ J.vR; (Jim) KOLP Siirety Bonds — All Ones , of "Insurance 206 East State St. v : Ph. 295 : 3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE V; ; : '•--, AGENCY, .;-.' ... All Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge ••>. V ^Ph. 29^2735 ' :.V j. ' ,.• • '• ••• '•-' _ BOHANNON INSURANCE -SERVICE •, fl I North Dodge St. ; Polio Insurance ; ,PhV ^29>5443 Home— Automobile— Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL " INSURANCE ASSOCIATION 0»«r $102,000,006 worth of insuranct . in fore*. A home Company. Stf«, secure. '• '.tphi; Seuffham; S«cy. HERBST INSURANCE '' ' Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore ; Mon. - Wed. - W. 9 a.m. • 5 Pin. * Phone 295-8171 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phonn 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tues. - Wf 4. -Friday 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30-12.00 Friday evening— 6:30-8:39 CARLSON Fqr'-'Auto, House; Household Goods, and iMany Other • v ; : Forms ; Ph. 295-3733 , ; ;T«! S/Htrbst RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE .Modern on«-*to0 Insurance Service Business • Home • Car • Life 295-5955 * P.O. Box 337 Sundtt Insurance Agency Complete Insurance Service 118. South Dodge Algona, Iowa i Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A OEELAN INSURANCI AOiNCY All Types tf iMMranc* Ph. 295-5529 or 295:3111 ALOONA Optometrists Or, HAROLD W. fRICKSON , 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 PR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training 106 Phone 295-8743 Or L. L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial Closed Credit Service CIIPIT MJHIAU «f IC9ISUTH CQVNTY Coltectiv* Service "-- A bilt Report* LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management , Good manfl Cement is Hood 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 MSUVIN 0. BOURNE, M. D, Phvsician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 29!v2!)45 ; Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M, D. ^ M.D. Clinic Bldu. 109 W. State St, Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTTIR, M. 0, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KQOi, M. 0, Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 224) N, Podge, Alwna Office Phone 395-2401 . Dentists m< J. i, HARRIS JR, aoo gen«it 62^ E. State St Phone 2MtVm W, tfROY I. STROHMAN Dentist lift N. Moore St. KIVIN NASH, p.D,|,' 1?3E. CaU Algooa Pi. J- ®. Dentist 112 N. Thortogton PLyne 295-2244

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