# Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 22

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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1966
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Page 22

ossuth Comity Advance | JL'^-ijf * m'lA-^r'— 'A " J." v ^l? Primary election is threatened THURSDAY, 1*M after the long labor d*y volition this yen* f» ' < . • < ]H(as a good ieba A Anyone who has struggled to fill out {Jlose fiendishly designed forms lor income tfcx olf other government forms will cer- tfiinly welcome the idea of Bill Murray, republican candidate for governor. •; Murray advocates making it possible for Iowa income taxpayers to merely file $copy' of their federal return and com* ftute the tax from the federal form. /. ^ This is possible; but will require changes in the Iowa law., The Iowa law gmf taxpayers the "exemption" for dependents a's a deduction from v the tax. The federal fiw has the "deduct" in the income before it is figured. ,' ,_<•/,' , : ONE OF THE FACTS of human nature in goVeiroijnent is that an agency charged vHtK the duty of compiling a form on which a dtifcen must indicate facts gets itself all Crapped up in making it*give as muchinr fqrniatiqn as possible., ,,," ,. ,.. /^; ; Some of this information is.wholly ,un- iiecessary, but 1 the agency,feels it,is?not dodrig its'public duty nor justifying its increased budget requests unless it has built up a "work load.'! ,, \\.; V, >- : 'And if there is a federal law along the same lines it is bureaucratically 1 a rule that the questions must be entirely different and worded entirely differently than the fedsral form. :' EXASPERATING TO the person who hits to compile the information and complete the forms on income taxes is the complete difference between the federal and me state form. The same is true of the forms for withholding taxes. It is evident it would be considered a ' (*L 1. Cr.b* tn tajfe a™. I.,*..) W*. only « fctigfri* , in six Votes iti the primary fctec« ness of dite ift September ifrf | Way f fom f ree election of UOn the situation doesn't toft^ fteadof the tfiditldnd JlilMJ d|tf , nottlifiees. Gov, ttughes also stat. od Me the riniary. Matt ait tdvetV ed that he thoughUt wbuld be a are very important j oft I^orne, Slick Shirts tleflnltdL. federal jnVMMMttt, town ««*irt A«d the school. But great sin by those in charge of the making of forms to have them anything alike. However it is sure the same person who wrote the instructions for federal forms imist have written the instructions for the state forms. No one else could have been so confusing even by accident. COMPLETE CONFUSION seems to be the objective of those who make out the forms according to the feelings of a taxpayer trying to fill them out correctly. It is amazing to other countries the -way the American taxpayer will assess his own taxes and pay them and be perfectly honest. Qnly a few deliberately try to escape wlKftjt they should pay. The great majority °f taxpayers do their level best to comply. In many cases more tax is actually paid than is necessary because the taxpayer y$idd- rather pay it and avoid having to argue the matter with some agent of the ; bureau. The form carries a rather harsh 1 '*" ' •--••-•- hanky panky in making lize that Iowa adopted, the maty election to do •«•/;«# the convention system 6f pMty nomination because too many candidates in those days were being chosen by a few, arty leaders in a "smoke filled room." The apathy of the voters in this past primary will be debated and discussed for years and there wiM be all kinds of theories advanced for the poor showing. In view of -this we decided to m m couttty in " * figure* show a gradual downward trenfl tofoUgh the years. They also show * very ifiinge situation that in spite of the slight change to tha total Democrat vote over the year* our cotmty has a hard tiny* muster- .-o ' *• -.. i«_i* i^-ii — u._l_«4** «•* MtA to do the same. Anyone who is Old enough to remember the dissatisfaction voters had with the old convention nominating system will be opposed to this small first step. It is not good democratic government. (Note the small d in democratic.) It is very evident what h»MM« ort Section day? In the primary election last week only about one out of seven eligible voters appeared at the polls. A school election WfS held . past and the records dicate that there has been a gradual loss of interest continuing over a number of years. The date of the election corn- SKfteTS^&^Trft ^ the above figures'that the November election. There is very Voters prefer a nomination con; little change percentage wise in test and when there is one will either Republican of ftemocrat turn out in greater numtors to select a nominee. \ We sincerely hope that the small turn out in this past primary doesn't get any more foolish notions going that the primary is not good and that \ we should nominate our candidates in convention. the once in these contested years did they muster over 500 yotes in the county. The Democrats in state cpn- . here Monday, with an extremely light vote . . . only 80 persons appeared to cast their ballots. It is our honest opinion that anyone who fails to vote forfeits his right to criticize. .The most important place to participate in government is at the polls. Laurin Hall Healy, a Chicago public relations man, has recently done a pamphlet on voting called "You and Your BaUot," published by the Chicago Honest Elections Foundation. It is his contention that in countries whare many people with the righl to vote don't vote, trouble miay be ahead for the whole na- t'on. He points out v/hat happened in ancient Athens, in. l^aly bafore Mussolini and his Fascist iTftmy fe^ ** rfitferjtook ovef dictatorial powers, slid in ffiissiii where there has Sever beeti such a thing to i free eleo "The first thing that dictators >ve ever done," he says, "is tiort have take away the vote. Mow many times have Czechosloakia, refugees Hungary, from \^tt\ l t\fl**r*f*-*s** l * m ™™1 >•* • J mania, of. East Germany echoed the cort^aint ( of five Cubans UIC V-VMlIp"""" ( -.- V« '«*" i who recently declared in Miami: " It is all our fault. We never oared about politics and whom to vote for until it was too late. We were too interested in our own affairs to bother about understanding politics.'" Yes, the less you vote the greater the danger of dictatorship And perhaps all of us should find cause'for alarm'that of 66 democratic nations the United States is next to 'last in the percentage of eligible citizens who bother to vote. We believe something should be done about it before the general election in November. Dorothy Reid is disturbed conks out Questions asked A L O-.O.N'A SSUTN COUNTY ADVA-NCI- -Published o'flces and ,s Editor and Mondays and Thursdays, gona, Iowa. 50511 . THESE TAXPAYERS feel they would not.be, given sympathetic consideration by the agents and whether justified or not fear "they would be browbeaten. Usually however the agents are tactful and'know (hat people are prone to make mistakes. Honest mistakes are overlooked and penalties not assessed. But never the less taxpayers would just as soon not have to sweat out an interview because they know the forms are so involved and intricate they may well have made a mistake. Murray will have sympathetic listeners to this facet of his fall campaign. , ' Time to speak out (Dorothy Reid in Wt»t D«* Moinw Expf«») Well, I did it again—used one of my appliances on a holiday, after I had swprn 1 would cease and desist. ,--,'. I absent-mindly did a load of laundry Labor Day morning. W. hen it was ready for the drier I tossed it in and went on about my business. Abput three hours, later I went down to the base-- ment to get it and the clothes were still wet so I assumed I had forgotten to turn ort the drier. This I did and paid no more attention to it until the next day. The clothes were still wet. The drier had conked out once more. The clothes^ stayed wet all week while I waited in vain for a repair man, and I am still waiting. The clothes are now dry\ because 1 took theni over to Jo Lee's and used her drier. We have worked put a system. The week her drier * is broken she Uses •mine; the week minei is brokenI use her-—only sometimes it is two weeks. ,.v'I)hi mighty glad the government is investigating things ajnd is •planning to help-the cpnsuni-, er. If they begin with the manufacturers and get rid of thie "planned obsolescence" gimmick it might shorten the invesr tigation. r ••; ;•< Probably the most ridiculous politics of the moment is the attempt of the demp- crats to blame the defeat of the open housing civil rights bill onto the republicans. It is true that Senator Dirksen, the republican leader, conducted a campaign against one section of the proposed 'law — that of competing a house seller to-sell to anyone who had the money. Dirksen felt .this part pf the bill was unconstitutional.' He also?felt that anyone had the ri^jt, to sell as he wished and that if two buyers wanted a property, one white end .one ,Negro — the seller would be forced to sell to the Negro or be accused of violating the law. This would give a preference to the Negro. , ,«," V ON THE VOTE last week on stopping a filibuster which would effectively, kill the bill there were 21 democrats and 20 re? publicans who favored continuing t^e filibuster. There were more .democrats opposed to the proposal than republicans.'.,.; The real facts ap the democratic ad- rninistratioi) can not control the democrats in congress. All civil rights legislation so far passed has had to have the support of republicans in order to get passed qverd^ termined democratic opposition ; mainly from the sputh. ; , ,, ; V Of course when the bill passes Pre.sj- dent Johnson goes on television and to tell of j^lie great victory by his without giving credit to the re| votes that actually passed the bill. IN THIS MOST RECENT case the re- publicans were blamed by the administration. This despite the fact democrats put- number republicans in both house and senate by huge two-thirds majorities. ; More amazing that this however is the way the republicans let the democrats get away with taking the credit and shifting the blame. ',.''" ' • .''.;" -.•'-''' "'. , All this is akin to the idea spread by lh,e democrats that they are for the com- nipn man,. > the working , : maj and so on. The facts are i? man, the working man and the sofprth man who is getting heavily taxed to pay for the frills of the great society. IT IS THE WORKING MAN who pays in his social security a,nd other taxes so that the government can pass out the c|ole " to those whoi won't' work but .want! to subsist forever on;welfare, .v > - ! ;V -• Ai^d it is thosip on, retirement incomes, on sqcial security, aiid pn, small incomes who pay through" the robbbry of inflation of the ya^e of the few .dollars they-do get. , It's high time for a fighting republican to' take to. the sitump tp pqirit p\it a few facts of life, The Allusions created by democratic propaganda must be dispelled before this country losesj its real freedom for the individual. It was the' failure of the democratic party to pass the civil rights bill. It is the , failure Vof the democratic party to halt the vuinous inflation that robs everyone. ..It!? time the common man, the working man and the ssorfprth man to know these facts. September primary election fails; June is best tiine (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Rtflitter) Apparently one reason the Democratic legislature changed the primary election from June &Sfti»Sd£8J!^ " the. common voters to the polls; : But it didn't develop that way. In former years',,only about 25 1,413 cast two years ago. (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lak* Register) Much fuss has been made over laws enacted by congress intended to compel automobile manufacturers tp get more safety measures into the vehicles they put out! A statute to this effect has been signed by'-L6J.lt. will take effect as we recall in the ihanutecture of trucks and ^litos for the 1968 market. "This is all to the good. Auto- >• mobiles should be safer. Thus for about all that has been suggested has been seat belts front and rear, padded dash boards';-'' morer.reliable brakes and tires and such. '._:.: ••-''•• . ./'. ' : : '• -• • But after all is said and done, safe driving is up to the driver— a trite staitement. Iriasmuch as a great percentage of the automo: bile casaulties are said to be the result of boozy drivers, it would appear 'to"us thiat making beer and alcoholic liquors less easy to' procure would ba a real issue in ad by the Advonte Publishing Co.. i ihop, '124 North ,Thor!ngton St., AtaOnu, •—• —rL:i.,i,iiu. d publisher, D^ane E Dew«l, typnaging Editor, Julian Chrlscnilles. 13^ NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Gfi AFFILIATE MEMBtR AOVANCt SUSKRimON RATE One Year In County and to nearest pott office outside of County —$5.00 Six months in County ond to nearest post office -i J2- 5 2 Year outside County, and to other than nearest _ outside P.O.s J7.00 All rights to matter published-in thf Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, • including : news'," feature, oayertising or other, . and reproduction in any mannet is prohibited excep't bV written y permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. All manuscripts, articles or;pictures are sent at the owner's risk. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY : J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 DR. D. D. ARNOLD - go to the polls on pri- eieQtipn days. Only about ile to general elecwoa, x eveii residential year. 5to get back to the late ill-, liftmen, jr lew*«, ,w«v .«•«.— — *f?~ -'-(T^-JP 1 ' ^'-' j-ii u'k^ln percent of the voters turn out piifqftfy.'. The change. didn. t help, tor a primary election. This in fact, about all it did was to -*--——J!J~*~~ fp r office to It is diifficult to understand the campaign, whf only about 25 percent of our Prohibition has been tried in ,y ..._.«_ : this country. It didn't work largely because liquor liiws were ,npt. for a primary year, the percentage was even V; The. PilptTTripune summary^ last week snowed that: the to,tal vp f ting strength in Bueria Vista county was approximately 2,137. That is i,Q93 fewer than in 1964. 'in storm Laks, only 305 votes were cast last week.. That shows a dismal falling off from the candidates ign twp extrai months or , tfieir own expense. And to to the duties of county auditors who now have less than tw6]mpri*hs to prepare for the |\/|ii-ct'-:./>iit November 8 election, ItlUat ^Ul dulum swung too ;far the way? Has the sale of liquor by the drink contributed to the startling increase of highway casualties? Arid the sale of baer to minors—has that entered into the. picture? These ,are questions we submit to you. . .'•• , BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance . . ,., 109 .North f Dpdge e |^^^ f ^v^g;2735.; r . • BOHANNON INSURANCE : SERVICE 8 .Nqrth Podge St. Ppl,io Insurance . Ph: 295-5443. Home-^AutPmobile-^Farm 120 N. Moore Mpn. - We<i. 9 a.m.;- 5 pw, Phone 295-3871' DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor ; Of f ip»> Phone l ' Res. Phpn* 295:2378 295-3306 Office Hpurs: s . Mon. - Tvies. - Wrt. . Friday 8:30-5:00 ' \ Thursday and Saturday 8:^0'- 12:00 !i Friday evening— 6:30 - 8i3C : suggestion is that the next legislature change the date back totlurie: ':-- . . . . • •. Federaltaxes to ggup a billion dollars next January (W. C. Jfrnagen in Storm Regitter) W, : x Senator Robert Kennedy is coming to Iowa for four appearances to hMp put democratic congressmen who are in trouble in the coming election. The senator probably also vtewi th> visit a's a continuation of his campaign for the presidency at some future date. -We has not been a familiar character in Iowa and the midwest, hence the vujit will probably do more for him than it will the congressmen he is supposed to be helping. Iowa will give him a good reraptjon, but few voters will be aWn»?t«4 to the congressmen because of his visit.$S go/ ing to teke more than Kennedy of Johnson to calm the feelings of lo/mm ove? the Viet Nam war and the galloping elapsed. One group wants this to be changed to allow a vote oftener. When the law; was first enacted the limitation on elections was placed in the ?i»w to prevent a contiflual series of. votes pp the question. It was felt that some time should elapse between votes, no matter which way the vote went By limiting elections time was given for liquor by tfte drink to be tried ouiin. the counties wh&h voted wet, and in «|W' ties which voted dry time was given far trial with only a state bottle sale permitted, In some instances there is a real problem created when a county votes dry tivat is surrounded by counties which are wet. Merchants fear business wUl be a> tracjted. away to the towns wiwh have by the di-ink. The issue witi be a hot poteto fpr the session of the legislature to consider. Liquor Altho desperate efforts are being made by the administration at Washington against talk pf tax raises during an election year, the dope in financial circles is that U. S. taxes will go up by a billion dollars on January J, The papers say: That's the appropriate s\ze of the bite increased Social Security taxes will take ne*t year to pay for increases in retirenwnt, disability and other benefits and fpr the new healthcare program for the aged which Typing is needed (P«n Rtid in Wtit Pt* Meintc Express) Thftl writer is probably not qualified to give profound advice tp youngsters in school. Still, we'd Uke to put io a few wpids in behalf of learnjing to a i typewriter and taking all L "-"- courses in public wept ^nto effect last July 1. Some 75 per cent of the in- crea^e will be applied to the Meilicare program. epnttinuation of the Viet Nam war will be responsible also for increases. Then there is talk that a raise in taxes is necessary to put a crimp in inflation which appears to be getting more and more out of hand. Prices are gping up along most linfs, particu\arly in costs of construction and doing business in general. Take it all in all, 1967 doesn't loo* encouraging to the taxpayers. Seller (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) Comparing a family budget to federal spending policies sheds much light on current economic conditions in the United States. A family that is living beyond its income and in debt up to its ayes should seek ways to cut its spending to the bone. The head pf the family should work to encourage economy by incentive measures; the mother should contribute by trimming the family budget; luxury purchases should be frowned upon. ' Government is simply a collective family. There is one great difference. Government has the power to take money from its citizens by 'taxation and infla- tionVproducing deficit spending. Ift this manner/it can survive living beyond its means for long periods. But, the ultimate end for a family or a government, if thrift is not encouraged, is KQSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ov«r $102.000.000 worth of insurant* in fore*. A, home Como»ny. S*»»*. incur*. LoU Scuff ham, S*cy. HE RBST INSURANCE AGENCY For A»to. po»i«se. r 'T^p 1 " Goods, and JKany Other Form*' ' • • • • • Mlariaeement CARLSON MIANAQIMENT COMPANY N. D0df» Pk. S9S-M91 S. H*rb«t RICHARD A. MOEN LEON H. LAIRD ^ Farm Management \ Good management is; Good Business 820 So. Harriet : Phone 295-3810 Doctors ' It is time to apply the brakes to free-wheelipg spending by government. It is also time .for the individual family to curb its demands for gifts and toys from gQveriwnenjt. Bubble (M, i, CrtMNi in There are nine "dry" cpuntiei ift I«IWi, four of which are going dry now alter h*V' ing had sale of liquor up to a reeent eiec? tipn. • In the elections sp far'it has \fceen found the towns and cities will vpte "wet" and the rural areas will vote dry. WWte there are not so many votes in toe rural areas there is often enough tQ Hl^t 9 majority in the towns. The next legislature is going to he faced witli the problem of the towns and cities in a dry county. A movement is now under way to change the Ifvjir to, nfrm4,t a ypte by a city alone on, the gufstiQn of ttquor by the drink. && present law another vote !JOfl o| |jqttor bv %g be held untiJ four years is fining it * bit control the youths in the lied. Guard inent. The yoiuigsters h^ye % head.y f frpm their rimpages when the riQt§ were sponsored by ttte party bP^es, Put they also foyiul their strenigji aiid as a result the leadership w chinji is getting a Wtf ufljiappy with the Rjed, G«aj4. K is not going to be easy tx> mj^e the young folks knuckle under after they we "Pf^ *4 SQ ligjlgy fp,r their work under djrecr tion of the bosses. However the communist wprld does devglpp leaders and tolerates, m> dj- w oJ>edieiic« tg coimii^nd. the Red Guard probably will be the ie^ershj.p tps make it an effec- wgiM k<t u^,§e^}g ta tilt Mao dictatorship. ft Ui e|sy tp learw how tp run t^oewpter but it takes prac- sp don't P«t it off tpp Ipng. a form of pgrsanal itjon too often negllect- ^4, ta thi 4etrimjent of the indi- Yidual. It is a hjndy skill. Public speaking is another form of pej-son^ comtnunioa T tjiow which i§ firequentiy very yalujibjle. YP« way neve? be called ojp ip Address, a crowd of hundreds or thousands M ygu'll frequency wish to express ypyr- §el| jbefore small groups. Training helps you to organize your thoijght^ logically and say them well. |t slSQ helps you tp shu,t ijip when you've hid y«ur$®y an4 this m ite^.f i§ a Sm art tee. seldom practiced. (Aill Maurtr in Laurtni Sun) Sat in front of the idiot box like an utter boob the other night and watched that pile of womanhood they call the "Miss America Pageant-" K was a sight far sore eyes and-r-beiieye me-^nwve were well-strained after giving sad 1 of'the 50 queens a complete, up and down and two or three ups for the 10 that wore the bathing suits. But it all ended on a sour npte- Bert Parks. Listening to th$t 014 crpny better as the lovely \a$p walked out with the crown jrnjide m^ head back lor tiie refrigerator, figure if I was going to bed with $n upset sto- ni^ch, I might as wil} bjtve something dpwh thert to really gurgle. SAFE PRIVER — Joha R. Moser, Gvittenberg, aged 93, af= ter 50 years ftf djiyisg'hjiis a — feot record- Mr- en nioje than* 5j single viotetioft 9t iPilflo r an.4 n<? ajecidjnt, {fe v^Jfflfe^y WQjft't bje yojBng for g A J in Ws license to drjye yfr- h«id« mif -—— i " - 1 " yow vote FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern tT»«M?t4«» . ••«• Insur»«ce Service |ftUM ' irruBBirir "u''n Burinftss - Honi*» • Car ^ I/lfe JO " N w ' RewEpicK, wi^ D. 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Physician and Surgeon —_ ——^—^- 218 W. State ., Sundvt Insurance Ao«nev Office Phone 295-2353 CompMe Tnwirance Service Residence Ph, 295-2614 .-"SSff.Sir »ilV.N O. .OURNi. M. D. phvslHan, ft$urpepQ 118 No. Moore St Office Phpne 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D7 M.D. Clinic Bid?. 109 W, State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 HAROLD W, IRICKSON JOHN M. SCHUTTIR, M, D. INSURANCE AGENCY All Tvn*« of |r*(«"'r»»»e* Ph. W5-5W or ALOONA ' Contact Hearing Aid Glasses. Street, Ever since Gov. Hughe* he "wasn't going to vote for any 'buhb,lerhe»a^4' pempcrajts" we h^ve' tie^n watfhiog careju^y tiSi see if the Republicans aUpwed any "bubble-heads" to sneak through in their free and ojpen primary. Now tha.t the priroj*¥ is aver and. ajl pf the Reipu>lj,- cans chosen we have loojted ovev prfjfujyi^ »n4 ^ » sneake4 through. So Harold if D e m q ^ 4 1 s yo«r m Ho«r« 9;OQ, i,m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons PR. DONALD 4. KINQFIELD OptometrW Vii'ill AjulyHt and Visual Training Contact L£Bgef 108 So. Harlan, Algpna Phpne 295-3743 Dr. L. L. SNYDER US i^t State St Pill 295>3715 Saturday Afternoons Credit CREPIT Phone 295-2335 Df AN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Phvstefans and Surgepns 220 N. Podge. Aleona Office Phone DR. J, I, HARRIS 41, 622 E. Sia|e St. 295-23.3.4 OR LiROY I. . Moore qt Phone 295-313} P m-sm U3 N.