Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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^sjs.frV?. •>" " , , V , AT Kossuth County Advance ' '"'" J " "' * suth "'^^iJj'^ r JL-- -J t S , i \ THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1*66 (, • *** i Taxes for campaigns? Attached to a bill in the closing days of the congress was a provision which is estimated to give some 30 .million ..dollars to <?ach political party for presidential campaign purposes. This was an amendment to art Urtrer. lated bill, something tacked on in the last minutes and passed without tod' milch con-' sideration. Quite often these little amendments cause considerable headaches for thle public before they can be corrected. This one provides a taxpayer can indicate if hie w;artts $1 of his income tatf to go to political parties. „ He can not indicate a party choice. >A box is to be provided on the income tax fdrm for the .taxpayer,, t<i .check. MONEY THUS allocated is to be put into a separate fund and is to bo split equally between the two major parties. The 'ringe parties get none unless they poll five million votes. None has come close since Bull Moose days. , It is estimated this idea will have some 60 million indicated .by taxpayers/. Whether, this holds true or not will haye^to Wait re- tunrsj If it does then; ealbh -party will get 30 million for the coming presidential campaign- There is bound { to b& some squeak ;by partisans that the money should be divided on the basis of popular vote. However the* provision is for equal sharing. And in the point of equality of voting between the two parties the difference in total is not as great KS some people imagine. THE IDEA IS TO free the political parties from the control of people who make nri i j «i The real devil Housewives over the country are rising in opposition to what they claim is an.ex- cessive price for foods. The movement was started in the west and has now invaded not only the east but also the midwest. The woman trying to operate a house with a budget based on last year's prices is in trouble and she knows it. Items which are necessary have crept upward in price penny bySpenny^ until the cost is beginning to.hurtV ; ' '.— '•••'. : : V. : /T ••'•-• "••'•:.•'" . The price on. staples is causing the main troubtev;:;The luxury "goodies'';dp;not enter in|o,;t|ieapiicture because they can bo skino- p^.:|;Butiwiien the price of the evefydav necessities, jumps the woraan buyer knowsT it'/." "fe'iv" ' ' '' ; : AN APPROACH IN IOWA seems most reasonable. Instead of boycotting '(or is it wbmancotting?) a.s in western states Iowa women are seeking answers from the grocers and suppliers as to the why and wherefore: of 1 the pries increases/" l ":'"™ — ---— pne oif the problems is the costs the foods must carry from the time they are raised until they reach the grocer's shelves. This-includes treating or cooking, transportation to the plant for processing and from the jblan't to distribution canters and to the individual store. Packaging adds to the costs. Many women riow demand their foods packaged "un* touched by human hands." ! ALL ALONG THE LINE from producer large donations. It is supposed to make the party more answerable to the people than lo the fat cats,,who have up to now (and How by <the way) underwritten the campaign costs. ; ; Thei-fe is sortie rtifirit to this idea. The problem-will conic in the fact some 60 million dollars will be taken out of tax receipts. While this may'seem a piddling sum in a budget of some 200 billions still if is .a stiiaMr. •/; y ,'. : •.'.• .; • E^irrtiarking of funds is something that should be avoided in tax income. Minnesota, forjnstancfe, has tax money earmarked for cenain; funds which can't be otherwise sperttiv ^Thfe st ate has had atnplfe tax rev- .enU4, but the earmarking has caused the. general fund to go bankrupt and the state has had to borrow, large sums. , This borrowing means interest which adds that burden to the tax income. CAMPAIGNS HAVE BECOME big business. The amount of money spent is tre- meii^Qus.^ Yet the calculations of the costs of a campaign usually deal only with the • rartyVcprtimtttee expense and do not take 'rntoconsidsratipn money spent for individual candidates^ by their own groups. It costs money to campaign for a county office/ It costs more to campaign for a district office such as state senator or congressman. Campaigns for state offices cost thousands of dollars, Television and radio are very expensive. ' While the idea may be good the chances are that this ,will be considered "extra montey" by the national committees and the lot cats will be expected to contribute as usual. to .consumer there are labor costs. When the.,government comes in with a boast in the minimum wage it means that additional cost niust be ; passed ,on. When, for instance, the Teamsters get an increase in wages;! that cost of transportation must be added to the selling price. , And when the woman demands more service in the individual store that cos>t also is added to the final sales price. The so-called profit on a can of food, for instance, may be just a few cents ior even just .A fraction of a cent. Volume is depended upon to make dividends. Cuitltirig ' th'9 .price of sonie itp'ms to cort would not be noticeid because the cost is so close to the final selling price. FOR, INSTANCE, selling a million cans at a profit of only a cent a can provides a gbod return. But if the price was cut that cent below the cost the loss would also be an equal amount. Cutting the selling price to cost would not help the homemaker much. The devil in the. whole situation is inflation. The dollar won't buy as nriiich because all along the line more costs are added without any increase in the product. A can of beans is still'a can of.beans eyon after higher wages forj transportation, higher packaging costs, higher price of cans ijwhicli i^ affe'dted by .the same cost increases) and government meddling costs are added. ,v': •;•• >i- • • jOn the ballot — and voting machines — is, a proposed constitutional amendment. Voters should vote "yes" on this. The amendment has only one purpose. The Iowa constitution calls for laws to take effect July 4 after they have been passed by the legislature. • This amendment would make the effective date July 1 instead of the 4th, This is a more reasonable date for all fiscal purposes. Key|tpne Copi style of overwhelmed Dallas of facials led to the demand for a quick answer. There have been enough questions raised and enough doubt cast on the findings, whether justified or not, to require a good looking into by a new commission. It would not have the handicap of being rushed. The tragedy of that day should not be clouded in doubt. Baloney Questions There have b°en enough questions raised about the Wnrren commission report on the assassination of President Kennedy to confuse the public. The Warren group was supposed to dig into the facts, bring them to light, and let the people know just what happened on that fateful day in Dallas. Now numerous books and papers are raising doubts and some charge the Warren report with lax investigation and even hiding some of the facts which do not point to the Warren report conclusion. Some of the fault-finding with the Warren commission can be attributed to the desire to make some money on sale of books which create buyers by a sensational approach. But there have been some serious stu- denl^ who feel the Warren report was not gccijrate and llh?it it in fact reached a conclusion first md then attempted to justify the conclusion by, its investigation and re- por4$i. There is no question the Warren commission was rushed in its wprk. People were 4enasfl4i»g answers to the assassination. .The tragiC'Circus that developed with of Oswald by Ruby and the A.statement made recently said demi- crsls were the poor boys in money to spend for campaigning. This, of course, is mere political talk and can bs classified as thinly ciit baloney. In m»tt3r of fact the democrats seem to have more millionaires than the republicans, and any talk the democrats are not spending money in Iowa — and plenty of it — is merely a smoke screen — the familiar tactic of charging the other fellow with what you're doing. And it might also be observed the democratic congressman are busily taking credit for every spending project — in other words using tax money for campaigning. Poor boys — indeed! Illinois employers of lowans do not have to' withhold taxes from their Iowa employes, and send to Des Moines. Illinois has a "full payment" law. Employers must pay wages in full, and the employe pays himself for fringe benefits from his wages. He knows therefore what he is actually getting — and paying for. The withholding in Jowa was passed on one theory that the state would b3 able to get this income. It isn't working out that way. In matter of fact 9 lot of this withholding just isn't working the way it was supposed to. Battered, bowed, unbeaten Belmond f . ^ (* i (Pat difiiflttr in tolmond Independent,) Last Friday afternoon, dozens of signs ih downtown Store-windows were urgirtg the Brottcos to "Beat Lake Mills" arid wish' ing them luck as thdy endeavored their 31st football victory in a row. then — in a trice — the signs were gone . . . thfe windows were gone > . . eveil,some of the stores were gone. And the importance of winning football games had taken on a quite radically different perspective. Belhiond had been hurt just about as badly as a community can be hurt. A decidedly large majority of its, business establishments had been either totally demolished or battered beyond the point of being readily repairable. Homes to the number of 115 had been demolished and close to 375 had suffered damage ranging from minor to severe. Havoc suffered by cars and other vehicles was tremendous. While hearts wept for the six who died in the storm and deep sympathy was felt for the more than 100 who suffered 1 injuries, the relatively small casualty list was a subject of grateful astonishment. .'.-', Beautiful shade trees .that had been the city's pride were; up- .rooted or shattered by the thousands. Men who hiad seen what ravages military bombardment can wreak on a city wagged their heads in disbelief and declared they had never seen.a war-smitten town left more desolate than that large part of Belmond thro- ugh which the tornado has swept its destructive path. Left behind waft a community battered and bowed — BUT NOT BfcATfiN! The spirit which th6 disaster evoked was one that found countless blessings Among the tragedies, that inspired a determination to rebuild "better than before," that found inspiration in hardship and that made concern for self secondary to consideration for others whose suffering had been greater than one's own. AS hordes of hard-working "friendly neighbors" descended on Belmohd in the wake of the tornado to help put Us together again — a majority of whom had no connection with the community and its people, and sortie of whom even had no knowledge that it existed —*- laid down a challenge to us that demands the ^mcot positive-kind of response. 'I There is, when you come down •to it, r rio great benefit to fancying up a corpse. An ill man with a will to live . i . well, that's something different. There was implied in the labor of remov- ihg rubble, cutting up trees, and extending a hand to the needy— whatever the need — a confident assumption 'that we were determined to "get well." From every indication, that confidence was well placed. ''Moaners" were; in a hardly detectable minority, It was hard to find a pair of hands bsang wrung in anguish. Those hands were too busy "getting on with the job." Don Reid reads, almost, his wife's grocery list (Don Reid in West Des Moines Express.) I was just ready to leave the house, the other morning, when Dorothy called to me. She said, "Darling, will you do me a favor? ..." Of course, I will," I replied, promptly, although with some misgivings. Promising to do a favor is sometimes like signing a blank check but I was in a gay and reckless mood. She said, "Well, I put the grocery list on the blackboard. Will, you. bring it home?" ri "Why, certainly,"' I 'said, happily. After all, this was'a lot 1 b-.tter assignment than moving the davenport into the dining room and the dining room table into the living roohi .;'... I went in and took a look at the list. It was quite o'ovious that my little wife, who can write as good as anybojy, had been in some- whs t of a hurry. "Coming up," I said cheerfully; "two or three pounds of 'orioles'." "Of WHAT?" " 'Orioles', it says here," I replied. She-said, "Oh, don't try to be funny, always. That's 2 or 3 po'inds of onions." "0. K. and next item; some 'sg. shirtwaists'." '•• She came bounding into the kitchen. "That's 'pineapple sherbet'."-. .....;.. :', • "Well, how about the next thing On the list; I can't even pronounce .it. What's a six pound 'Rskygmt'?" M "I 1 could sense that her dew- claws were coming out. She said, "That says 'six-pound rolled roast', and no fat, either." By then her dander was up, good. V"'When you were courting me," ; she/ said,- "you -never complained, about' my hand-writing. Fact 'is*, when you were in school at Grin- neH; your only problem was that you couldn't get enough of it." ' - She went on. "Remember how you told me it wasn't often en- dilgh, to:get only ONE LETTER a 1 day? . . . You said it would make you the happiest man in the world if I'd write twice on Sundays. , "Now," she went on, "you complain because my onions come out 'orioles'." ; I humbly b:gged her pardon, i I still.don't know,what is on the grocery list but perhaps the boys down at the store can fig-, ure it out. If we have orioles for supper, 1 hope she takes the feathers off 'em. Now must be districted (Paul Smith in Rapids Reporter.) 'The'one-man one-vote idea was strengthened last week when the United States Supreme court refused to upset a ruling by the Iowa supreme court that more populous counties in Iowa have to be districted for the ejection of General Assembly members. ,There is nothing particularly startling about the ruling, but the fact thpt the Iowa Attorney general tried to get the Iowa Supreme Co'rrt ruling tossed out — made it noteworthy. Under the Iowa law, as it had bsen set up, Polk county voters voted for as many as 11 representatives and five senators. They were chosen at large, so the democratic 'labor groups, through their block voting pow- er, could pretty well choose all of the members of the legislature from the county — and republican areas were left out in the cold. Now the county — and other large counties — must ba districted, and the result will be that instead of being able to vote for almost a dozen representatives — people in larger counties will vote for one. , That was the way the big cities said they ^wanted redistricting, when the matter was talked in the legislature for so many years — but just as soon as they got redistr'cUng, the powers-that-be in the big cit'es showed that they really did not want one-man one- vote at all — they just wanted a gimmick that would give-them m°re power to name the folks who write Iowa's laws. Ooops Story (Bill Maor«r in Lauren* Sun.) The bullstacker, when he steps out of line, knows that welts will be rising on the back when the Irish one gets one hand on him and the other wrapped around her cat o' nine tails. Always in the back of his mind is the thought that it would be fun to just once lash her hard enough that welts would come to the surface. She now has the welts. But the bullflinger wasn't lucky enough to provide 'era. She did it herself. . Was demonstrating to the wee one how she jumped rope in her youth (a lot longer ago thfa» she had remembered) and the rope wrapped around her neck and left her trapped. Therp fctit br'* sltMd St doubt but what Belmond will emerge from its grim disaster a. definitely better community than it Was before. Soine scars, only titne will be able to heal. But ih the main, the potential blessings to be reaped from the hardship and desolation are GENUINE blessings. They open up opportunities for bettering ourselves that could have been born only out of a .disaster of the scope that was suffered. And .even as we go ahead to become a bettcr-than-eVer Belmond, we should be enriched in spirit, having . learned of the deep wells of goodness that exist in the people that make up this land of burs. Selfish? Calloused? Unfeeling?, Don't try telling us Belmond' folks thai people aren't good . . . g-o-oHd . . . GOOD! s Strangely ^oi*; perhaps, not so .strangely — many a Belmond- , ite made it through his or her own private trials imposed by the twister, stiff-lipped and dry-eyed; but the magnificence of the fri-. endliness extended to us in so many ways was what finally made lips quiver and eyes fill to overflowing. . Yes, we are'truly a blessed community. We were dealt a jolt, to be sure; Pretty darned stiff one, it's true. And-despite the Unbelievably efficient work of those cleart-up crews, all the putting-back-together that's been going on, we sure don't look very pretty yeit today. But, by golly, brother, you just wait till you see us TOMORROW! Ugly and the beast (Bill Maurer in Laurent Sun.) The Irish mutt (this one's called Paddy Murphy — doesn't teach school) is running around town with a big chunk out of his hind end and the bullflinger is going to have the next piece of it if the idiot Beagle goofs like he did the other night. Silly beast had a T-bone for supper (the neighbors brought it; they realize we don't eat steak so the poor fella is not getting all the hard material for the teeth he should have) and he chomped that down to a fane (Pat G«l!»«h«r in B»lmpnd lnd«ptndtnt,) There have been, enough "small stories" originate from the disaster to, fill a book of dramatic, gripping interest. It's a living shame that they, can't all be recorded for leisurely contemplation after things settle down. One that caught our ear had to do with one of the janitors (that's how we got it) leading a group of the grade seJwoi puipils in retitatipsn of the Lord's prayer as they tool? refUge in the junior high basement. It was de- voutiy rendered — you can be- lieye it! — and made the kids feel just a little better ... We cojjJcln't help but wonder just wbgt the y. ,s, supreme epttrt. would, have had to say about THAT! Then left it smack in front of the door — jagged end straight up. The bullflinger, coaxed off his fat fanny for an errand to the garage, tiptoed lightly (if you can call that paddle a light tiptoe) out the door and down with the full weight (and there's weight there) on .that bone — sharp end (of the bone, that is.) When: the bullflinger was able to scrape himself off the ceiling, he made chase for the mutt which left an imposing target trailing:as he slipped under the couch; .The spreader took one quick aim and a hearty kick. Con- n'eotsd, too. • Only the connection was with the hunk of granite that holds up the couch, not the Beagla. Now I limp on a left foot because of a puncture wound in the bottom of the .foot, on the right leg because of a dislocated 193. Murph just grins and stays two feet away from, kicking range, Throwing too. Man's best friend? Phooey. Committee needed (Paul Smith in .Rock Rapids Reporter.) R°ok Rapids can learn considerable from the tragedy which struck at Belmond last week. Th n t lesso'i is that we need a smooth-working em 0 r?ency plan to M r>'>t into effect immediately, should a similar tragedy ever str'ke here, WR have a pood nolicfl dewrt- menl a poM fire department, a 0-ocH ho*mt,!»l _ and go-Kl faipili- t'es in other areas — but whether these facilities would be used to greatest advantage in event of a catastrophe is hard to say. If we were to have a committee established — with v the un- derstaivding that, this committee would take over in case of an emergency — we mieht be setting UP a program which would be of great value to us all. There should be someone who coordinates the activities of ool- ice. fireman, health authorities, public utilities, and all the rest—and there should be a well established and widely knowii chain o| cwnmajicj t& j&k© hold if disaster, like th«4 »t Peimpjjd, should strike. Obviously it will be rather late to start getting such .a nrosrsra going, after wind, or fire, or storm ~ or maybe even enemy attack has done its worst- We hoofi our public officials thinking about this matter. cam P a g n designed to harm Murray ^*^ ' . ., i il»J MA«4 (M, B. Cribb* tft Ordv* E»ol*.) There are two malicious statements, both of. which are Democrat propaganda, being prattled and passed along .as axioms by Republicans. One. is that Bob Beck might have been able to beat Harold Hughes on, the lack of population and , industrial growth in Iowa but Bill Murray can't. The other is that Republicans in Iowa will elect the next Governor of Iowa but it won't be Bill Murray. > Well, on the f irst one Bill Murray has just as good a chance to beat Hughes as Bob Beck had on the same issue, , The lack of population and industrial growth is still with us and will be as long as Hughes ^is allowed to, run the state government for the good of himself and the Democrat party instead of for the people of Iowa. All we need to do to shift from person*! ahd party state growth is to elect ray. Me will expend his energies toward building Iowa. ' The other statement that Republicans Mil elect the next GOVJ crnof of Iowa and it wont be BUI Murray will be true if Hughes is elected again **•«• term. Just note'the voting ord of the two Pa^ e . 5 to September primary election, ght is a typical county in tins matter. There were over 3,OW Repubh'can votes cast and only 494 Democrat yotes. If ihe Republicans will wake up and stick together in the November election Bill Murray will win in a landslide and Iowa can get back on the track of state growth and development that has been denied us ever since Harold Hughes started to build his own political empire at the expense of Iowa citizens. , A L 0 0 N A (COS S U T H C 0 U N TV A 0 V A NCI Published by the Advance Publishing Co Mondays and Thursdayv o«flce» and shop/ 124 North Thorlngton Sjf., Algona, low a. 5 °='', h|| | . Editor and publisher^ Dudne E, Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian cnriscnmei. —^^^ NATIONAL NEWSPAPEI ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION «ATI , • . . « Kn n One Year In County.1 and to nearest post office outside of County —*=•«" Six months In County ,and to nearest post.offlce -——-.-———«•=" Year outside Countyi and to other than nearest outside P.O.s V.OO ; All rights to*motter published In the Afaona ? 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 Kosiuth County Advance In ;each. Instance. All manuscripts, articles' or pictures are sent at the; owner's ''«*•-,-. , ( . BUSINESS a PROFESSIONAL Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP . Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance; 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 , BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Twines of Insurance - • 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 BOHANNOM INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Polio Insurance . Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KO^Simf MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ovr $^09000.000 wor'h of ln«ur»ne<» «« fore». A home Cbp p »" 1> nv. S'*4.;fe(sur(». Lola Seoffham, S«cy. HERBST INSURANCE ., AGENCY For A «to.' House, Ho"«°!hold Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 5?95-?T7a3 Ted S. Herbtt RICHARD A. MOEN Chiropractors DR. 0. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. ... M. 9 a.m. - 5 p_m. Phone 295-SWI DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Pbon*. 9^237&«a^sis^ 295-3306 ; Office Hours: Mon. • Tues. - WH: - Friday 8:30-5:00, Thursday anri Saturday 8:30-12.00 * Friday evening -i 6:30 - 8:3P P»rni minent CARLSON »«rm MANAGEMENT COMPANY .,,..,. Vi, «Vi N. Dedf* ' Pk. 2tS-2l«l LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business R20 So., Harriet Phone 295-3810 FEDERATED INSURANCE on*-«t*«i Insurance Service • Hom« • Cs»r - T/lfe 295-5955 P 0. Box 337 Supckt Insurance Aa«ncy Tnsiirsmefl Service 11R South Dodge Alerona, Towa Phone 5-2341 INSURANCE AGENCY All Tun»« «f |i»«Mr»«e» Ph, 39S3W* «r 79S-3I11 ALGONA JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State 0/fice Phone 2%-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. PbvsMan ft Snrpeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. ^ MT> 10Q w. SMfi St. Algona. Towa Office Ph. 295-2828 Or HAPOI O W. I AM. Oltsses. 9 K««<?t St«to Street Phone 295-21W Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 o.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELO Optometriit Visusl ItWnlng Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algoni . phone 295-3743 Or. L. "l, SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternooni JOMM M. SCMUTTER, M. D, p PVirino 2Q!^ 9QQR F ITOOB, M.'o Phone 295-R917 . Dodge. ona Office Phone 395.2401 .OR, J. B, HARRIS JR, Dentist 822 R. state St Phone 295-233t4 Dentist 116 N. Moore St. Phone 295.313 j CREDIT iUif AU tf KO«UTH COUNT Collective Service F^cjfc bilt

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