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Thursday, September 22, 1966
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Kossuth County Advance '''~~ THUHSOAY, SEPT. 22, 1»66 Kennedy's Senator Robert Kennedy has a prob- He wants to bs president, not only because.of personal ambition, but also because he feels a family duty to take over for the family because of the assassination of his brother John F. Kennedy. His denials of interest now are for political, expediency. This problem has several facets. Perhaps the biggest of these is President Johnson who has no love for the/Kennedy tribe even though he was tapped for vice-president and what .amounted to his first ascension to president. : -Johnson evidently fools now that his election in 1964 wiped out any possible obligation, political or otherwise, to the Kennedys. -And Johnson is a proud and jealous ~iriah. ANOTHER PROBLEM, but much less, is Hubert Humphrey. Humphrey is not a popular figure, and in fact his showing in polls is so dismal 'even, his ,bost friends would not urge x him to run for, president. , , In fact Humphrey's popularity now is so low that it is doubtful Johnson,could keep him on the ticket in 1968. Johnson recently passed up an opportunity to project his 1968 running mate. Johnson likes suspense ,— for others — witness the last minute .cliff-hanger at the 1964 convention before he'finally tapped Humphrey. So if Humphrey is dumped in 1968 any other person tapped might well be a major stumbling block to the ambitions of Bobby Kennedy. AT THIS STAGE of the political game Johnson is running into trouble with the polls which show him a heavy loser in the rating because of the conduct of the Viet Nam war and galloping inflation. Johnson docs not like this angle, and in some way will seek to shift it. to others — with Hum- , phuey heading the list and Kennedy ore- feratoie to take the blame. ' If Humphrey is dumped should Ken- nedy'make the play for the vice-presidential nomination? Thai is the Macbeth decision he faces. Or should he wait for 1972 when the politicjal situation may be entirely' differ-. / enl than it is at present.' JOHNSON IS NEARING the 60 mark in r.ge. He has a history of heart trouble. 1 He is ambitious and extremely active. A factor to be .considered is his health if elected in 1968. The vice-president, would become president if Johnson died. And he would go for and expect to be nominated in 1972. ...;,' This would bar Kennedy jn 1972. The memory of John F. Kennedy would be dinv med by time and the friendships oif^-the 1960s would be cut bv Heaths >,»H new rcoli- tical qommitments. Unless Bobby yas.im- mensely popular in his own right he could ,not get the nomination from a president who took oyeir from Johnson by death; • AND BETWEEN NOW and 1968 or 1972 there are many political stumbling blocks for Bobby.to trip over, particularly in. his "home" state of New York. If Kennedy decides to go for vice-president on the theory Johnson will not last ouit. the term he must face the fact Johnson dioas not like him personally as well as po'itically.: Kennedy recently gave an endorsement of Humphrey for 1968 second- place, but that was a courtesy gesture. And if Johnson loses enough nomilarir ty between now and next year, which could harapen, Kennedy would have the additional problem of the risk of running 'for president in 1968. It would seem Kennedy has a lot of problems. The Problem of Inflation Economists are pretty much agreed there will be more inflation, the only disagreement coming on how much. Economists employed by the government say it will not be much, while most economists agree the factors are present for a big boost. The imponderables in the problem are the effect of taxes, the Viet Nam war, and the whims of the consumer, and above all the extent of wage increases granted already and those coming up in the next year. Wage increases inevitably result in price increases for the products manufacr turcd in the industry. Steel recently boosted prices and as a barometer for other industry forecast increases in all lines as well as those affected directly by steel prices. ECONOMISTS ARE A bit divided on what could or should be done to curb the inflationary spiral. Most of them agree that a boost in income tax would cause people to curb buying. Some economists say this would not help much now as it w.ould be a year too late. There were comparatively few labor contracts negotiated this year but those that were resulted in increases in wages and particularly fringe benefits. This pjf course adds to the cost of the product. Next year some 1,900,000 workers are affected by contracts which expire in the first half of 1967. This is more than the number involved in all of 1966., UNIONS IN the automobile industry have demanded recently a re-negotiation of their contract which still has a year to run. The car makers rejected the'demand, but the contracjt ';expires next year about the tim$i 'the .new models are to be built. This forecasts a bitter struggle next year. Also ! u]p^ for contract negotiations next year are trucking/communications, rubbsr, clothing, food products, and construction. Construction workers in the electrical field are now demanding a substantial wage increase, cost of living escalator, longer paid vacations, higher overtime pay, pension boosts and insurance.''" , THIS CONSTRUCTION worker ^eniapd comes at a time when building js badly hurt by the increase in interest rajtes. Construction of new homes, for instance, has all but been halted in many parts of the country.' f; •.;>. '• •''.'-'•' • " *•'.'• ' • "Th«re is a seed here that-may offset Isojmte ,of the economists predictions. The higher interest rates cause a halt : in ( borrowing. This is particularly true in the big money market. Developers of housing projects can't m^ke it with a high interest rate <and hence quit building. Th,is can spread to those who supply the materials for new construction. Coupled With this'deterrent to building is the rising cost of materials caused by wage increases. The really big factor is the Viet Nam war, Government spending is tremendous and inflationary in itself. fbt Good There is nothing inherently wrong in the "President's Club" as a means of getting money into democratic quarters. The danger comes in the real reason for joining the club. One reason is that of being with the "in" group, of hobnobbing -with the great (for a fee), and giving a person a feeling of importance whether deserved or not, A reason that is not so good is that of joining in the expectation of getting special favors from the government in the way of contracts for government projects or favors from the department of justice. The club idea was first advanced by President Kennedy to get money for exhausted party funds, it has now grown to the largest single source of party income. All that is necessary to belong is to pay $1,000. The member gets an engraved card, an annual banquet or cocktail party with the president or vice-president, autographed picture of the president, and letters on fancy stationery giving the appearance of being personally directed by the president. It is assumed of course a republican would not join. However a member of thie California republican state central committee end a load?r in the John Birch Society is a member. He is a partner in a counseling engineering company with government contracts. It's a pretty safe bet he dad not join because of his overwhelming belief in the greatness of the Great Society. Some democrats also tike a dim view of the club b'T.iuse it is the oersonal or- ganizat'on o f th-? president who designates where tl-e fund' are to go. H? cin reward or punish by giving or w'^'iO'l'lirj" f"nds —* $#y fpj» C'jflgressmen who do not lo,J4§ wishes. It is not a good thing for the country. It should be disbanded. It is subject to favoritism in too many ways. It permits those who have money to get a better hearing than those who do not. Gall Probably the best example of gall ever perpetrated in this silly old world is the demand by Frenchmen on the United States. The 18,000 French employes of NATO and similar organizations are demanding severance pay from the United States when the organizations leave that country! A billion dollars worth too! This would be funny if it didn't so exemplify the French attitude today under DeGaulle. NATO was ordered out of Franca by DeGaulle. He has made raids on the U. S. gold supply. The colonel asked to surrender at th° battle of the bulge had an appropriate answer for those Frenchmen — "Nuts," Nut The new law requiring safety features on cars manufactured after the &U of 1967 is good, and the features will help in cutting down the toll of highway accidents. However the real problem stiH remains — the driver. The new safety features will not do much good to n driver who violates all the laws of safe driving. J$ wttl not do much for the fellow who goes through a stop sign into the path of another C"r -— ftor wUl it help t<h,e driver of'$iit other car, innocent though he may bs. They m<jy escape de^th. lr.:t they will bs injured — expensively from monetary and a hwlth standpoint. It's still the nut Uwi holds tlie wheul who causes iiio«t accidents. i j / j ° , on railroads wrong (Pat OaffiftfMr In B+lmond Indi^indMt.) "Interesting thing here," we commented to TJ, the office cat. Who Was ,on the verge of a snooze in our easy chair, Somewhat glassy-eyed from being so close to dreamland, TJ struggled to pay attention to our remark and muttered, "It had BETTER be!" "Sorry to disturb you/' we a* pologized. "Have a hard night? . . . Just noticed something here about the world's fastest railroad." "THAT I gotta hear about!',' the cat responded with deep sar- casmt "Please do go on. Can't think of anything I'd be happier to interrupt a nap for than to hear about,the World's fastect railroad." . We smiled benignly on the feline as we told him, "Your intar-, ests have always been so varied, your curiosity so keen, we felt quite certain you would want to hear of this announcement by the Japan National Railways." With a small groan, TJ pretended a return to sleep — but as we permitted the ensuing silence ' to stretch out, he cocked the near eye at us to ascertain whether he'd discouraged us: He! hadn't. . ; ' •*••'. : •?..• --•• • "The JNR's new Tokaido line has carried more than 50 million passengers since service on it began 20% months ago. It operates 12-car streamliners and the time the super express takes; for the Tokyo-Osaka run (320 miles) has been cut from an initial four hours to just three hours and 10 minutes." TJ turned full-face toward us, both eyes open, reluctantly concentrating on our statement. Af- tet a ,few seconds' p^Use, he exclaimed. "Holy cow! That's 320 miles in just 190 minutes! That'd be ., ." — math has nev^baen on* of TJ's strong points — "that'd be more than 100 miles an hour; 1 think." "You are absolutely right," we agreed, "It days the service has been 'so highly successful that. 'the line's being extended another 100 miles. Really-cutting up the airline business." , "From what I hear," volunteer-. ed 'the cat, "the shoe's on the other foot, here in the States* Airlines jUst about putting the' railroads out of business where passenger service is 1 concerned." "And small wonder, for several reasons," we added. "Take the experience of our youngest when coming home from' Montana by train this summer. Twelve years old. A lifetime ahead during which he'll have to b& giving some mode of transportation his business from time to time. , WoUld; seem to ba the sort of .customer to cultivate." '"Didn't; dp too good a job of '• selling him?" TJ asked/ .''Typical treatment," We ire^ plied. "Goes'into the diner for breakfast, haying been forewarned that all eatables on a train sell at political fund-raising prices; So he decides a cup of cocoa and a roll had better do.' "When he timidly places his ordqr, ,the waiter swarls, "No cocoa!" So Steve shrugs and settles for milk — by that time feeling small enough to chin himself on a dime . .. Railroads haven't heard about dimes, though. Bill conies to 40 cents." ' TJ grinned, suggesting, "And another prospective rail customer, at the tender age of 12, re- Pie in sky for cities (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter.) Mayors of some of the larger cities have been appearing before a special committee of congress and asking for more federal money for the cities. One of these mayors, of New York City, told .the committee that a.- bove and beyond contemplated local taxes, state and federal aid to his city, another $50 billion dollars would be required to make it into the .kind of a city it'should 'b§C Mayorjs from a lot of other cities have also testified — ; and they all want prodigious sums. There isn't that kind of money available to spread around, unless we are to go completely socialistic and forget our free en- Student terprize system. Even then we doubt whether the objectives of these "pie-in-the-sky" folks could be attained. , The federal government doesn't have any money except that Which it takes away from the taxpayers — and that means' all of us. No state government can give more aid to education at any level without first getting that money from its people. 'yThus we had better, all of us, start carrying, our own load and quit looking for "state" or "federal" aid. There just isn't any such thing. "State" aid and "federal" aid call for more taxes, only there are a lot more jobs involved between the collection of the money and its return to the people. They are "booby" traps offthe worst kind. u'HF lish conditions under which happiness and opportunity my be hopefully pursued by everyone in my home, my community, and the world." (Gordon Aasfward in Lake Mill* Graphic) At the beginning of the school year it is worthwhile for both, parents and students to review the "Student Code" as drawn up by the National Association of Student Officers: . • ' . "I realize that, as a student, I owe an obligation to parents or relatives whose sacrifices have given me the foundations upon which I am building, to the school which offers me an opportunity to develop my natural powers, to the community which makes possible my educational future as an individual and a citizen. "In keeping with my determination honorably to discharge this obligation, I promise: "That I will use the facilities offered by the classroom to enlarge and broaden my interests, to increase my knowledge, to bring me closer to truth and to cultivate habits of industry and sound thinking, "That I will broaden my sympathies and practice the arts of sociability, true friendliness, and helpfulness in my home, in the school, and in all my" associations, avoiding snobbishness in my own conduct and condemning it in others. "That I will develop habits of reading and conversing which will broaden my culture and enable me better to understood the problems of community, state trvd nation. "Thjkt I will carry on (Usussion in an4 out of the classroom, not to overcome opponents and gratify my pride, but that I may' grow p knowledge ajrwl wisdom. "That I will avoid every for© of cfceafog or 4jshi will wjodertafce to .dis dishonorable practices. "That I will obey every rule or tew of the school, city, state, and nation, reserving the right to criticize rules and laws constructively, but re&o?>ctin>g tUein so long as they prevail "Thit I •will pursue happiness for myself gad strive to Railroads needed (C. P. Wpods in Sheldon Mail) '•' The recent airline strike resulted in a tremendous temporary switch of passenger business to the,, railroads, which, Jn some oases, met the demand by putting rolling stock into operation which had not been used for several years. In addition to the several other points that a crippling strike of this nature brings up, there was also brought up in this'' case the very evident value of the railroads in the passenger hauling business. This business, we all know, has been highly unprofitable in most cases, and has fallleo} off sharply. However, in a national emergency, railroad passenger service could be of extreme importance, as was shown to a degree in the airline strike. If this nation should ba involved at some future time in a maior war, the situation would be tragic. It would seem to us it would be a sensible idea to "stockpile" the advantages of rail transportation by removing some of the outmoded tax "penalties" against the railroads, by seeing that they got a fair break in a highly competitive business, and by not assisting one type of transportation industry at the expense of another. solves that hereafter he'll fly, «o by bus or walk if the alternative is taking a tain, huh?" " We nodded, "That's about tile size of it And the irony of it is that with .the arrival of jet air travel, airports have had to ftove farther and farther out of the city to acquire. enough runway space. As a consequence, you could maybe fly 800 miles or more in the amount of time needed traveling to and from airports oh a trip. , "With: gome" imagination and initiative, it would actually seen! that railroads might be gaining passenger traffic under file circumstances — particularly for shorter hauls. But the 'No cocoa!' attitude just keeps driving the customers away. "In the first place, if the menu says 'cocoa' there'd better b& cocoa. Probably somebody just didn't want to ba bothered. On the other hand, a simple apology, • 'Sorry,', sonny, but we're-'-out.. Could a glass of milk do?' wtiuld have placed a very different aspect on the exchange,of conversation." •• • • ''.' :.' ''.•.'• ; <\; ':-\'.'.*:'.\ TJ asked, "Aren't theyVblah- ning on trying,out some of these 100-mile-an-hpur trains* on eastern coast lines between Boston and Washington, D.,C;f Could be pretty competitive with' air travel, I WouldI think. Thati;is\if?'rf- Uke you say — the'customers Weren't made to feel, like they were just being a big bother, giving the trains their business." "Perhaps," we allowed, "but we wouldn't want to bet. The. railroads aren't going to arrive at any very satisfactory solution until they come to realize that their own service is a big chunk of the problem." Giving dog a bath (Bill Mauror in Laurons Sun.) The wee,one and I went into the basement the other night dragging. the Irish mutt (Paddy Murphy, the dog—not the Irish wife) behind* us to give him one of his "occasional" baths (the second one this year, I think!) ; Old Murph likes his bath no better than the wee one and 'T like to give it to him..(the Irish wif^, wiU. ol ft$,ye ,npjhjpg ..to ;$o with it) and he dislikes even more the tick and flea spray we doused 'him with at the con- .elusion of the 10-round affair that we call a bath in the basement. \ : As a matter of fact, he flat out retaliated.. Somehow he got that soray can directed" at usy and after a good healthy .dose of that poison I wilted back and let him go howling, off to scratch the bugs to his heart's content. " •'•': .".. •.'... : "v, •> One thing is certain, however, At least I won't be having any problem with those sleazy little bugs for a few days, Probably won't be able to see, smell or taste, either, for a week or so. At least I won't .have to scratch. The Irish one thinks the scratching is a bit of a nasty habit, anyway. Woman not v favored (Dorothy R«id In Wott Dos Moinos Exprott.) Women are still discriminated against, and don't let anyone tell you they aren't, For instance, the minute a woman becomes a widow her social security from her husband is reduced; the estate taxes take a big bite out of anything her husband leaves her and she has less income ail around right »t a time in her life when she is very apt to need more because of illness due to »ge, put, her taxes go rigfet «n, if she .ke^pa her own honie 3,bput the poly reduction in her expenses is in her grocery bill; and Wneed nfiga— hciwd We ne,ed more jally injtelli?ent widows, to serve in QUT legislatures and »$ &w makers in Washington. If I were a man I would resent the government taking my hard-earned money away frojft my wi4ow wfeo pnphifely helped to esrn a M of jt mymy- Startled (C. P. Weodf in Sh.ldon M«il) It was lately brought to mind th§ degree of startled amazement with which we read recently of Jayne Mansfield's trouble with the tax men in Colombia, South America. They accused her of failure to file a oro->er re-nort. This certainly must have be«n the first time anyone ever accused HER of failyre to fill out oujt g form. ernment have tp so great a pr o- ^ortiftft Of a TOM'S Of $ ' life-savUigs? ysselot, a life-Ion? resident of the Calamus and ft@Wi& ijtffs, wa.<= fpted on h's IQOtb birt*id«y |p Calami^ on Sw]t, 5, Jffj, S*»lo* had ioined f?« more 200 fri*nd« and EflifltiW* Of ^•ayra Fifley also c-f QJI-Aug. 21, tUe geamea ti 99th birtJiday. (C. Ift M.II) mighty Grange and disturbing situation* are quite UkeM ly to crop Up at increasing iff' tervaU in the United Nations as i r**Ult of the admission of the host of n«W Independent "nations" that have appeared on the A current >xampe is the ex> pected action of the African nations in regard to (he proposed •eating of Red China. Last year the Assembly had a tie vote of 47 to 47 on the ad- mteion of Red China. Sixteen African members either abstained or voted against admission. •In the coming fall session, United States officials .are forecasting a tough fight on that issue. One reason for this forecast is 'the threat of the African nations to vote almost solidly to admit Red China unless the United States toughens up its policy toward Rhodesia and South Africa, Whefe the f whites ate .resisting black pressure., This threat is a very solid drt,e, c&t&sf the're are now 36 African nations, each, of course, With a vote. In our 1 opinion, there is something basically wrong in a system which permits a group of small African nations to have a total of 36 votes in the United Nations .when our fifty states combined have but one, and something doubly wrong ih their threat to use this block voting in order to in effect blackmail this country in one matter in order to obtain an entirely different end for themselves. , There is the disturbing possibility, that if we .don't watch out the United Nations may eventually turn into a genuine Frankenstein's monster. as far as the western democracies are concerned. A L O 0 N A K 0 S S U T H C 0 UN TV AO V ANC I .',. . i- Published by >he Advont* Publlshlnd Co:', Mondays 'and Thursdays, o'tices and ihop.' 124. North Thorington St., Algopa, Iowa. 50511 Editor and publisher, Duan«E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschilles. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ...... • ADVANCt SUBSCRIPTION RATI One Y«or In County and to nearest post office outside of County .—$5.00 Six months in County, and to nearest post office _• $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s ..--$7.00 All rights to matter published in the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved,''including news, feature, advertising or other, 'and reproduction in'..any manner .is prohibited except .by. written permission, of the publishers'' of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. All' .manuscripts, articles or picture* are sent at the owner's risk. . . fr»,ft»$^ BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J, R. (Jini) KOLP Surety Bonds -^— All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 Investments Chirooractors BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY i All Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge . Ph. 295-2735: BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 8 North Dodge St. ' Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102.000.000 worth of inpuranco In. force, A homo Comn»ny. S»f«. •ocuro. Lola Scuffham, Socy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For A»to, House, Honsehold Goods, and Many Other Forms .Ph; 295-3733 Tod S. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Reoresenting FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern ono-»tbp Insurance Service Business • Home 'Car - Life 295.S95P P.Q Box 337 Sundot Insurance Afloncy Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All TVOM o* Imuraneo Ph, 295-S599 or 295-3811 ALGONA DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Ffi. 9 a.m. - 5 pw. Phone 295-SSfcl DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Phone R«?s. Photi* 295-2378 . . 295-3306 Office Hours: •''• Mon. - Tues. - Wr 1. - Friday ' -•' 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30- 12.00 Friday'evening — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm MIP increment CARLSON MANAQEMINT COMPANY «•/» N. Dodt* Ph. 2t3-2S*1 Dr. HAROLD W, 1KJCKIQN Eyes Fxgmined, Contact s, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. §it«rd,«y PR. DONALD J, KINOFULP Optometrist fljlysii and Training t l^enses 108 So. Harlan, AJgonj Pr» . SNYDER 113 East SUte St. LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M, D. Physician aind 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. p, M.D, Clinic Bid?. J09 W, State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, *, f>, Residence phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge. Aleona Office phone 295.2401 Dentists DR. J, B. HARRIS JR. Rentist m B. st^te st. Phone 295-ga34 ClQged Sjlurdjy CM PIT BUREAU KO«UTH COUNTY CoJjifctive Service Fact bilt R«porU «)R, tIROY I, STROHMAN Pentist 118 N. Moore St. r Phone 295^3131 JHIYIN m m ca Algon*

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