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TSTAf HA *« ountv Advance oer, IN* Racism in reverse Once upon a time Martin Luther King said an unjust law should not be obeyed. This is now rising to haunt him as noting flares in cities over the country. ( In fact King is losing much of his strength in the civil righfe movement be,cause his moderate course does not' satisfy "the more militant groups. This'was evidenced recently by the replacement of moderates in the NAACP, with directors who advocate more force in the association. King and the moderates have lost control to the Snick and other militant groups. These, it is reported, have trained agitators who move from area to area to inflame rioters to action. ' THE BACKLASH is now evident in many places. In Georgia a segregationist \won the democratic nomination for governor. He was a political unknown and the party supported a former governor.' ' , » However when the segregationist won tiie democrats immediately flocked to his banner. Th4 democratic leaders were irii- pressed by the backlash vote, arid being practical politicians want to take'advantage' of it. In Alabama the Wallaces won big in their campaign based on segregation anil containment of the colored population" in that state. There were other less import snt nominations made on a similar platform. . '••;";'' ' IN NORTHERN CITIES the support The Johtison The trip of President Johnson to the Asian conference in the Philippines can have far reaching effects on the war in Viet Nam and the situation in Asia as regards China. There are seven nations committed in the Niet Nam war, with Australia and New Zealand the main large countries with the United States. • Australia and New Zealand are concerned with 'any expansion of Red China which must come in the direction of these two areas. ENGLAND, WHICH ONCE ruled the seas, no longer is a real major power in tiie world. Australia and New Zealand fear that in case of expansion of Red China, that. England is too far away and too weak to be effective in defending the two sub-continent nations against the Chinese. : The British are committed in occupation of Germany and in the Suez area. The nation's troops are not sufficient to take care of much more. In fact there have been demands in England to reduce foreign committments because the nation is lacing a possible economic collapse. These facts are not lost on the leaden in Australia and New Zealand. These"leaders are nervous about the progress of the Viet Nam war. If the United States pulls out of Viet Nam without a good buffer state existing the NAACP once had from liberal white peopfe has diminished as the rioting developed, \yhere the movement was once well financed it has now admitted financial troubles: , 7 ' < t ' ' Not only have the white contributors been frightened away but also the Negro Well-to-do have shied away from direct in- vplvment. The shift from peaceful marches to militant rioting shocked the Negro as Well as the white. This was evident in San Francisco where Negroes took over policing of their district to avoid further embarrassing rioting. Where once the prominent Negro entertainers rushed'to the peaceful march there, are nc4r none who want to get that in- Vdlyed!' ' , POLLS SHOW the white people who once,'were sympathetic to the Negro cause have changed their minds because of rioting. The whites are no longer talking. They haye had second thoughts and in the north particularly are becoming fearful of a Negro uprising. It is said in Los Angeles that most of the white population is armed. The poll shows 75 per cent of the population believe the Negro iis trying to move too fast. It is the untaught Negro most feared. He is, the one most apt to riot to get by ibrce what he couldn't get by his own efforts. There is'a reverse form of racism in the ghetto. This is the real threat to the advancement of the Negro. in Viet Nam then Australia and New Zealand face the real threat of Chinese expansion in their direction. ESCALATION of the war is worrying them because they fear the United States will eventually get sick of the whole situation and when the chips are down riot give the help Australia and New Zealand need to combat an active push by Red China. However neither Australia nor s New Zealand have the troops and resources to fight a real war in Viet Nam. There is some dissatisfaction in both of those countries with the Viet Nam war. THE HOPE OF THE two "down under" countries is that the United States will win decisively in Viet Nam, or' at least ; win enough" to establish a buffer state in the southern part of Viet Nam. Australians and New Zealanders .know full well the lack of strength of island countries in the far East. They are also aware of their own deficiency. . Thus their hope is President Johnson will come up with a solution to the problem fif containing Red China in Viet Nam. Whether the Johnson visit will encourage the leaders of the two nations is dependent on whether Johnson has any real proposition to advance or whether this is just a political trip to inflence the November election. If it is the latter the leaders of the two nations will be disillusioned. Improper ; Ther.e are twjo aspects of the situation infiwhichjf the' state 'liquOjr^commiasd^q- was, a |ostSt a hospitality room at whijph liquo^ was served. • ' ' ' In the first place a state commission should have no hospitality'j'rpp'ni, TWeye is no reason for it. The commission Has no business currying favor with anybrie. In the second place the liquor and the room were "donated." By whom was not announced. This is more serious for the "donator" must have some purpose in mind to pay the cost of the'room and liquor. For both reasons the commission, had no business in the hospitality, racket that infects some conventions. It wa^ entirely improper. months. Anyone who buys groceries knows (hat prices are up on the regular items of diet with bread and milk as two examples, I, .The dollar is buying less and less and t it ic this wholesale spending spree, partly caused by the Viet Nam war, that is causing prices to climb. The national administration has encouraged labor to mounting increases in wages which are reflected in the price of merchandise. And if Iowa spends 1100,000,000 in the next fey/ months it will add to the pressure to reduce the purchasing power of a dollar, """ " v ' -'" ' ' : Inflation The fussing between Hughes and Murray over whether to refund a part of tJhf double collection tax windfall has obscured the real issue of the campaign in Jpwa. It would seem the Hughes Idea i^ to spend the money in this corning session fop buildings an4 so forth which he says; are urgently needed. If ttiis is done it will ad4 to the fires, of iaflation in Iowa. Spending of th§ plus, which will reach one hundred dollars by n/ext Ju4y will have Sri i ary impact pn the Iowa econpjny. President Johnson has been Jectujing governors in called-in visite at the Wljite House on pujlflng d.own spending by tlii^ sta-tes to curb inHatdon. Governor Hughes, it is reported, did not attend one of these little get-to|e4hers. ; The presMent of course is trying to J»*t the curse Qn governors while still spen<Jl- jug wiWly on his Great Society progjrpn§. He wants the states to curb infMon while he gets the credit in I960 for federal spipd. ing. Inflation has accelerated in recent The threat of taking off the popular Burlington Zephyr train would if permitted pirUte a blojv at rail transportation that is most pleasant, relaxing and scenic. Th^ JSepbyr is the child of three railroads —* BurHrigton, Denver & Bio Grande, and Western Pacific. The latter which hauls the train about a thousand miles, Wants out because of a million dollar loss a year. there should be sonie way to permit these trains to continue — even if a gov- <jr»n-|^nt subsidy is necesiBary. Rail travel i#, refexing, scenic, inexpensive, and deposits the traveler downtown instead of wit in the country. Oldsters are again being wn|u,se4 anno,u^njent§ Q| new cars. a ^r wa§ known by the maker's abnpsjt any animal, the nioye j^tfr, seemis to be the rule. Jt -fcakes an expert or a youngster to know tfoem, apart for almost a year and then they conie out witfe new ones! Lj|i is coafusing enough without h§v- m 1° t$& y$$bft $ ear is a Be^, 9 or a Rhinocej-ous'. ' Can't e a person's , •< '*. K- «* - - iv ' •*« ' (M. i. CraMM »n Iff(• Orttv* fifft) One of the fallacies we notice frequently in both civil right* demonstrations and in civil rights. legislation is the tendency to ignore the fact that they are, to varying degrees, attempting to force a change in people's at' titude which is impossible to accomplish. It is possible to force a person to do something and regulate the way in which he does it btit you can't force him to change the way he feels about it. To change his attitude tyou must lead him, not push him, to it. When you try to, force, that person to change his attitude you' merely entrench that attitude deeper. Assuming the attitude (or call it prejudice) is based on incorrect facts, you must correct these facts before you commence to change the atti- Katzehbach lininatfon *," < » r t This is why we feel the civil righto movement was making batter and irtore real' gains before the idea of "Black Power" started gaining strength. The peaceful demonstrations made people think and decide for themselves that their attitude might be wrong arid could use some overhauling. "Black Power" on the other hand issues a challenge of strength which will be ansewered with strength, Note that Norman Rockwell and his Nazi party had a relatively meager following during the days of peaceful demonstration by the Negroes. Recently, however, more and more heck' lers are displaying' his swastika and repeating his chants of hat; red. While most of'these new "followers" probably reject the Nazi ideals for which he stands it is the form of strength they have found, ready made, to re- Police hamstrung in work trying to enforce the law (M. B. Crabbt in Eagl* Grovt Eagl*) We have always believed in individual rights and freedom but things have, reached the point of being ridicuplous. The particular case we have in mind is the one where some minors in possession o beer were arrested by a peace officer. When he took them to court the case was thrown out because the judge rilled that when the officer stopped the youths he violated their constitutional rights when he asked them their ages. This put a peace officer in an impossible situation and robs the public, you and your family, your neighbor and his family, of the right to be protected by the peace officer. We give the peace officer a badge, show him the laws and tell him to go out and enforce • them. Then we tie his hands and i feet with technicalities'arid crit- - ioize him for hot doing the job x we are paying him (poorly) to do. " '.-'•;' "' ; ' . .'..'. . • l ', As it Is no\y he is virtually hamstrung as he tries to do his job. Some groups are clamoring for more rights and freedom and, in many cases, rightfully so. The ironic part is that each time they get their wishes it automatically applies to all of society, including the habitual criminal and those of the younger generation who like to flaunt the law and the police are quick to take advantage of such situations and make full use of them. The police have to play by a set of rules which keep getting tougher while the criminal has no rule except to win, " ' As' per usual the public, you, are the loser. If the police cannot convict a law-breaker because of technicalitites we cannot expect them to protect us from Mm, whether he be a drunken driver (adult or juvenile) or a burglar'breaking into your home or business. Whose rights are transgressing whose? ». In pioneer days a man carried a gun and protected what was his..Society saw fit, and rightly ,so, to give peace officers more authority and delegate him to protect us and our property. Now his. authority is being stripped from him and it looks like we will have to go back to finding our own, means of protection. i Absent vote decides elections (C. P. Wood* i" Sheldon Sun) In close elections, the absentee vote decides the Issue. In the I960 presidential election, Richard Mv Nixon carried the State of California by the absentee vote.' There are countless examples of absentee votes making "the" dif^ ference between defeat and victory in close elections. • It has been estimated that there are nearly a million Americans presently outside the continental limits of the United! States. In addition to this, there are always countless thousands of potential voters away from their home precincts on Election Day but still within the borders of the United States. The mobility of the American people makes the absentee ballot a highly significant factor in every election. It enables millions of American citizens who would otherwise be disenfranchised to cast a ballot for the man of their choice. If you expect to be away from your, permanent residence' on Election;' Day^you o\ve it to yourself as a citizen to obtain an absentee ballot. The right to .vote is ,tlie most fundamental of all our rights. The behavior and performance of officeholders, at every level of government, is dictated by the. knowledge that periodically they must come before the bar of public opinion in the polling booths. The caliber of men in public life is a direct reflection of the wisdom and judgement exercised by the voters. When it is time to vote, you are the wily person in the booth. If you cannot be there personally, let the absentee ballot serve as your proxy. Hidden taxes are expensive (N«il Maurtr in Laurant Sun) The average person has no idea how much he is paying in taxes of one kind or another, due to the fact that many forms- of taxation are camouflaged if not actually hidden. State and federal taxes on gasoline are certainly not hidden, yet few motorists actually realize what a high percentage of the price they pay is tax. An interesting story is told in a book, "Gasoline Price »n4 Conv petition" by Harold M. Fleming, recently published by Meredith Publishing CQ. A chart in the book compares gasoline prices and taxes on Compulsory unionism (C. P. W<K>d« in SMdon $yn) Under Section 14 (b) of Tart-Hartley Act, abajtes are empowered to enact what hgve become known as RigJjst to Work laws. Nineteen states have enacted such laws ovey the bjttey oppQsJ4|oji of union le«4trs. Yet, Right to Wprk fews, under the Tali-Hart-. ley A$, are not antjunion. They sjnjply protect the righto of 9 from coercion tjist is jni- in compylsory union^ni. rps has re&jned Secti,O!ij 14 (b). The cairns of union spokes? regular grade gasoline, during the period from 1919 to 1964. it shows that gasoline prices have fluctuated, but taxes have climbed steadily higher. In 1919, for instance, station price for gasoline was 25,47 cents per gallon, of which 25,41 cents was the actual price arid, only O.Q0 ceiits was for state and federal taxes. By 1964, on. a station price; of 30.35 cents, the tax bite was 10.37 cents and actual price of gasoline without taxes was only 19.48 cents. Every person, is a taxpayer, whether you reah'ze it of riot. And chances are you are paying fa,r roore than you think, men that Right to Work laws hurt the opse <# legitimate uri, ionism have no ba^s. On the conr trgry, § report, from |ht y. §?, Departn^nt of Ubor disclose* tloat during the four year perio4 in 1964, tlie n»tion*J e4 a net loss of in won-Rjght to Work state* and refill a net gain of 87,000 menifcers m to Work states- Moreover, partm^njt Qf l^hjpr & show th*t Right to Work l»w* sub^ajnjtijajly to eco- sist "Stack Power," , . ' Housing tegUlation f*c« • wallv too. Perhaps a man must accept legitimate offers If % has his house/ for sale but he does not necessarily have to put it up for sale. He can "accept an offer from a friend" and who can prove differently? 'Attitude makes the difference. fake an entirely different example'and look at how it to being approached. That is the growing death rate on our highways. These accidents cannot be legislated out of "existence because , a driver's attitude at any given moment may either cause or prevent an accident. Authorities realize they must improve driver attitude to have any lasting effect arid are searching for a way to do so. The civil rights movement, to fully' succeed, must also concentrate on changing attitudes. * T* Don Reid's / * , -, ,, dilemma (Don R«id in W«rt Dts Molrm Express) We were having a family dinner. Dorothy's mother had baked an apple pie, To Us, it tasted just dandy but Its author was not quite satisfied with it. "Dorothy," she said, very puzzled, "your vinegar does not seem to be quite right." She got the cruet out of the kitchen cabinet to prove it. ' •" "Oh, heavens!" said my little wife. "That is not vinegar inV the vinegar cruet; that is maple 'syrup." ''•}"'.'. , ~' " ' . ' "•' • " , "That figures," I told her mother. "Around here, we keep the coffee in the sugar can, the sugar is in the cookie jar and. the cookies are in the flour bin;" "I have a system," Dorothy said stoutly. "Speaking of your system," I went on, "a funny thing happen- • ed on my way down to the basement to take a shower last Sunday. I wanted to shampoo my hair, sol poured a little vinegar out of this cruet for a rinse. You know, vinegar 'cuts the soap and all that sort of thing." . "Oh, my goodness!" I waggled my fork at my little wife. "Like your mother says, the vinegar did not seem to be quite right. My hair, such as it is, has b«eaiaianess .aU week,?; and the flies have been driving me crazy." . "Oh, dear," Dorothy said, "I will change .this immediately. But I told her, Never! mind. Once a person catches on to her system, It's a simple way to run a kitchen. • ' ; , . Still, I will always remember the time .one of my friends came info our hotel room in Chicago arid spied an Alka Seltzer bottle on the -dresser. ! ^ The tablets did riot fizz up very good but he drank the stuff anyway. How surprized he was to find out that on that trip, Dorothy was keeping soap tables iu the Alka Selzer bottle! I remember one time, when Dorothy was sick a-bed I reorganized the kitchen. When I had finished, the sugar was' back in the sugjar jari the coffee %»« back in the coffee can and so forth. When I proudly made my report, her tem'perature went up to 102; I no longer change thiiigs around. I just watch a little more carefully. I am a little embarrassed to think that; after aji these years, I. would get hooke-d on a sample little matter like syrup in th^ vinegar " . . , . Alter all, where would you ke«ip:it? . •• ;' ' " •""• " F auto (Paul Smith in Rock Rapid* Reporter) Ford Motor company has announced that it is building an electrically driven car—an<J will test it in Ejngtewi this year—in the United States later. The announcement means that the m- tomobile builders have come alt TST WTS^TTr ™™?P19~?i ft? 1?9K ^ S* Tf™f^fa*f Bp* most a complete circle since the first cars were built In the early (Jays an electric car was quJle the thjng^r-even though tbjey fQ"J4 QI^ ge for a few mile* be, fore they h$4 to be hooked up to the electricity *nd nave their If wt ttwnk that ttie sutpmobjie is the final '•„„ surface transportation, m _., anofljer think comjnfc Ford's c car, Chayfitr's f with a g*s turbine prosperity. Right to Work states ar^ WPWg t^ riepajining s the creation of new jobf in an4 iQ4u>try, in ^ an4 in -fl^ Qf new w<%m pid unbedOed in co paving, are all Imrif considered. • esiji exj?ect continued #& ill the car industry—but 14 Mt % too surprise^ if we ^yen get * revolution of these df ys. raised some questions ). V*v»>r%V" «>, . A S*f, r «*» ,1^ -V r <W. The newspapers volufhjittiii in " tiaWfe', tefii amm in wunwnMinr _-.., General Katbenbadrwho Ha* just beert trajisferretf froih torney General Katzenbach who ' ' secretary of state. I that h* might eventually Dean Rusk as head bff that de* parftneflt. ' However, LBJ frown* upon conjecture. He is quick to stop talk about Rusk stepping out or tttoo is to be,named attorney general. At least as this is written he has made no new appoint- men*. , 'But we read in Human Events that a group of Ohio'legislators have critized' Katzenbajbh be- dause as^attbrney general, he did nothing to put a quietus to the Unpatriotic routings' of Stokely Carmichael, exponent of "black power,""" Here is ' a paragraph front Human Events bearing on the<*iibjeet: , For mote than • , r 4 ,. month the lawmaker* have bombarded the attorney general with letters, telephone calls 'and "'""—— urging prosecution of f6r telling Cleveland defy "the Setestive ! and not register, for But Katzefibach Has ing. ' We have wondered ourselves just how Carmichael can get away with expressions tttat used to be called treason, particularly in war times. Now it'goes by the name of "dissent." In the case of Carmichael, we appear to be overlooking the cause of much of the rioting in bur cities. We thought Carmichael had been arrested down in Mississippi or Georgia or some other southern state. But he'has been released on bond. Agitators, such as he are dangerous. We wonder why he is permitted 1 to be at large, defying our laws. ? A t 0 O N A KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVA NCI Published "by tht Advance Publlihlng Co., Mondays and .Thursdays, o«f!ees and shop? • 124 North -Thorlngton St., Algona, lowo. 5051P > ' 'Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschlllet. NATIONAL NEWSPAMI 4DVANCI SUMCRIPTION RATI ,One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County — SS.OO 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 Jl' t *, All rights to matter published 'In the Algono • 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: pictures are 'sent, at , the owner's^ riik. ' > Insurance Investments ALCONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All tines 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 Ov.r $102,000,000 worth of ihtrine* in fore*. A homt Safo, ttcur*. LbU Seuffham, S««y. HERBST INSURANCE " '"' ' Chiropractors' OR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. ^ W. 9 a.m. - 5 pm Phone 295-8JW1 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phon* 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30-12.00 . Friday evening — 6:30 - 8:39 Farm Management CARLSON For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many. Other , Forms Ph. 295-3733 T«d S. H»rb«t , RICHARD A. MOEN .'.""-" Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE """ Modern on«-t»op j ; Insurance Service Business • Home - Car • Life 295-5955 P.O. 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