Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 3, 1966 · Page 12
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 3, 1966
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County Advance THURSDAY, NOV. 3, How far can we go? The visit of President Johnson to Pacific countries has been interpreted as a -new foreign policy of the United Stated similar to the Monroe doctrine. It is viewed as a move-of the Johnson administration to extend the protection of this; country to Asiatic "notions faced with aggression as well as to Australia and New Zealand. Johnson is believed to be convinced the future of the world lies in tine Pacific and Asia areas. There have been promises made which in effect do extend the Monroe doctrine to those foreign countries and may in the future get us as involved in Asiatic fighting in other areas as in Viet Nam. ONCE UPON A TIME Great Britian Was depended upon to keep the peace of the world, and the potent British navy was Scattered over the world in strategic positions to go to areas where the British had threatened interests. Since World War I and particularly World War II Great Britian has declined in power and in ability to be concerned withi any. other than its own tight little island! The country has enough problems of its own to keep its government busy. 'This means that New Zealand and- Australia, as members of the common- Wealth, can no longer depend on the might of the British empire to defend them; In fact there is no longer a British empire. THE PEOPLE of these two "down under" countries are well, aware, of their exposed position. Neither could, put. up much of a real fight against a determined aggressor without massive help from outside, The only outside help powerful enough to doi the job is the United States. The location df New Zealand and Australia is in the pailh of probable .expansion of Red China. China is not in a position to challenge Russia on. Europe, so Red China must look to the southern chain of islands that lead directly to Australia. The Viet Nam expansion is one evidence of this fact. And the fall of Sukarno exposed the communist plot to take over that huge network of islands formerly called Indo-China. THE PROBLEM confronting the United States is shown. We must be powerful enough to stop the Chinese in their expansion without much real help. In Viet Nam some 5000 American service men have been killed and thousands wounded: in defense of that country. In a way it is also a defense of everything to the south. ,',;•''.'. . The question that must be determined is how far can this country go in manpower and finances to conduct wars all over the globe? The Johnson, doctrine, if that is what it turns out to be, would involve us immediately in any fuss. The promises of the 1950s to Viet Nam were meager indeed compared with the Johnson program — and look what the Viet Nam promise has led us into. , It's time for a sober consideration of the long range problem and not the whoop and. hurrah for 'the person, of the president. How far can we go without bankrupting ourselves in men and materiel? The decision is yours Seldom has Iowa had such an intense and active campaign, as the-present one. Old timers can't recall when bigwigs from the national scene descended on the state to promote a: party candidate. And not in recent memory has Iowa had two popular candidates on opposite sides of the political fence who are not opposing each other. '...... Governor Hughes has been a-popular governor and Senator, Jack,Miller has been; a popular, and. effective U.^S. • senator. It is an odd fact that both are opposed-by professors from the state college at Ame»; THERE ARE NO REAL hot issues such as liquor by the drink which rattled, the state a few years ago. The big issue is what to do with an admitted $80,000,000 surplus. It may reach the tidy sum of a hundred million by next July, the/ fiscal state year end. " "~- T '~ ^ The governor has not stated why'he changed his mind on the withholding tax from the position he took when he gave his budget address to the legislature February If 1965. ' .;... Then, in advocating the withholding tax, Hughes said: "I am also recommending that one-half of the total tax load for the year 1965 (which will be payable in tWe spring of 1966) be forgiven so as to insure fairness to all taxpayers." j ' IF FORGIVENESS was a fair thing then for taxpayers then Hughes should tefi what changed his mind and led him to noW call for retention of all the tax.' If any such explanation has been made on fairness in keeping the money it has escaped attention .of this writer. The governor last week slipped off the lofty nonpartisan stance he has taken in, the past. It wasn't in his image to use the words he did — such as "rubbish," "nitpicking," "carping," and "ludicrous." Such should have been beneath his dignity when it is admitted he has a strong lead in the polls. If this huge surplus is to remain in the treasury then there will be the biggest rush, to get into that grab bag this state has ever seen.. It is almost inevitable there will ba expensive programs started which will demand more and more tax money in the future. •;-•.'• THIS SURPLUS poses a problem not often faced by a state. Iowa had a surplus in the treasury of about the same amount soon after the close of World War II. But some half or more was used then to pay off a soldiers bonus thus relieving the state of an interest burden on bonds. Th6 rest has been spent cautiously over the years as the need .arose, and Iowa since that time has had a treasury surplus. But the surplus wais not large enough to really attract the spenders as it is now. 1 Since then too this country has had an inflationary spiral Which has brought in more money .than anticipated — though the money of today bears only a scant resem- blence in purchasing power to that of lt|45.'' ;." V :..-• -I .'-.•••. . Voters next Tuesday will decide about the surplus —: whether they want part of it' back as, promised — or Whether it is to be retained and spent. Yes' Iowa voters are asked to vote on five state supreme court justices in this election. The five are now serving and the only question is whether they shall be retained in office. There is no party designation — and no contest between them. They will appear at the top of the voting machine with levers to indicate whether the voter wishes them retained in office — yes or no. Kossuth voters should vote the "yes" in each case. These men have served well and should be retained in office. a positive action by the legislature against daylight time, which in most instances will be difficult to get. While a great many farmers feel rather keenly against the daylight time the majority of the people feel otherwise. And with farm population declining and urban increasing it is easy to see where the Votes will be in this era of the supreme court's one-man one-vote requirement. Explain Daylight Daylight time expired Sunday morning and without much fuss the state changed over and the people went about their business. Daylight time has not been popular with farmers and probably it has caused some inconvenience for those who work by sun time. One argument always advanced is the fact youngsters have had to board school buses before the sun was really up. Most of the problem is inconvenience of doing business in town on daylight time for farmers who must quit in perhaps what is the middle of their working day. However this is true in lots of instances such as doing business with a bank that closes at 3 p.m. or the courthouse which closes at 4 p.m. These shorter hours in some businesses has been the result of federal wages and hours regulations and is not the result of a mean disposition by #ie owners or managers of a retail business. Next year the daylight time situation will be universal in tlie 50 states unless a state legislature votes to remain on standard time. This small sop to states rights included, in the new l*w. It require* Disclosure that William Douglas, a justice on the United States supreme court, draws $12,000 per year for "expenses" from a private source is a bit astonishing. And more than that it becomes shocking when the source turns out to be involved in the Las Vegas gambling and hotel situation!. That is a lot of money. And the "expenses" are pretty vague. A thousand dollars a month isn't exactly on the poverty program. The justice should give a better explanation of what is involved and why. There should be no hint of taint of any kind or nature on members of the supreme court. Look In a speech at Sioux City Vice-President Humphrey made a plea to farmers to look at the prices they get for their produce. He was taking credit for the inflation spiral which has sent the prices of everything up and up. The vice-president was very careful to avoid telling the farmers to look at the price* 'they must pay for their machinery and otfcer needs. Inflation has affected these prices as any farmer cam tell. What Uttle increase he may ge£ because of inflation in his receipts is more tihan token away in what he must buy because of* that same inflation. Iowa faced with a hard (Niw Hampton Tribune) This newspape* f,<* many years in the past supported ertr thuslastically th§ Democjfatic Party, nationally and ift lawia. This Was in the days when Iowa was basically a one*party (Re* publican) state. In recant years we have taken a neutral politi- cd,l position, but We ,have: felt an increasing concern with po? litical events nationally and slate-wide. This, important election year we are supporting the Republican Party tor several basic reasons. 1. We believe in the two-party system.. Our government has become, a one-party system, with the Democrats compktsly. dam- mating the niattanal and state scene>. When .one. patty, b.ECflmas this: strong'; abuses arise .which ShbUld cause deep concern ,to' every American. 21 Inflation is running rampant and' is picking the pockets of those in our society who can •'feast afford it and the crat Party shows no deibsifmina* tton or intention of checking the wild ihfktton. A government trying to spend itself rich is as silly as a druttk trying to drink himself sober. ; ' 3v The present Democratic ad* ttHnisteaitioa,has shown w> def- termination' to expose; the scand' ais which continue to crop up —ftilly Sot Bstcs; Bobby Baker, TFX; the McKtoSky government 1 contract favoritism and favorit> ism to rniambei 1| 3 of the Prasi- dent's Club. 4. We are appalled at the ac-' tions of the Sscrafcary of Agriculture to • drive- down lurm- prices and to blame farmers for causing inflatiLoia. • 5. AdminiEitraitti'on efforts to win the war in Viet Nam seem Wishy-washy. Why-do we refuse to destroy- the dock facilities in Haipong whicih are being used to supply the Cc>mmuniE,it- ememy by our fonmer allies (mainly the British) Who have received billions in foreign* aid from us? Belmond finds blessedness of selfless and eager Pat Gallagher in Belmond Independent) An article in October issue of the United Church Herald; journal of the United Church of Christ, points out: ' ' "For many years Christian churches have recognized . and responded to human need through various "programs of relief and rehabilitation of tto uprooted, the homeless, the des-, titute; the victims of wars, dis- astars, famines and ' floods. These, ministries of compassion — currently carried on in 50 countries — must continue. In the United Church of Christ we do this through giving to Our Christian World Mission'." Such familiar messages should have a whole new meaning to Belmond people today. In the past week's time, our very own community has been the humble recipient of human kindness born of need... ,, Many times the man-hours of labor our Whole Working population expends in a year were 'volunteered in our behalf in one week's time. Tens of thousands of dollars have been flowing into the Belmond Disaster Fund, that no local family shall be left homeless and destitute by the calamity that bsifell us. Human goodness beyond our imagining has poured jinto our community, inspired by a greiv- ous need for — relief and re-, habllitation. OUR need:, The need of OUH people. We've had'a taste of it. We've experienced the blessedness of eager, selfless, unstinting help in our, own time of 'extremity. It will be a lesson sadly loot if our mission giving for many years to come does not reflect ^a deep thankfulness for the blessings so freely bestowed on US. i; It has been an ordeal that noiie of us will ever forget. The t on is: will we remember rr "this world there are at nes large numbers of up- ropied, homeless, destitute victims of disasters? There: are those to whom disaster is not just a passing calamity but a never-ending oppression. Rush to help Belmond not surprising nor incredible (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle The story of the Belmond tornado will be told and retold for many years in many different and will .never be completely covered because it simply cannot b? done. A portion of the story has already been note^, however, and that is .the compassion people from all! walks of life have for their fellow man. On the surface the manpower and material which have poured into Belmond is incredible—judging by today's overwhelming apathy across the country. But if you dig below the surface it is not incredible at all; really not even surprising. We have long felt that apathy on any given matter is caused by a detachment of the person from the subject. If it doesn't directly, affect him, if he cannot see how his actions or opinion can have any effect, if he doesn't understand it, he does nothing, he is apathetic. This, we feel, is why the Community Chest has perennial difficulty in meeting its goal. Even though the person may endorse each one of the agencies he does not see the day to day efforts they make and does not really understand what they are dialing. Thus detached he gives 50 cents or a dollar. BUT—in Belmond he can see real people in real, easily comprehensible trouble. As he donates his time, labor, money and possessions he- sees the direct result of his generosity and it has meaning to him. He is no longer apathetic but eager to help. 1 We have seen the same thing happen when a person's relatives or close friends have been helped by one or another agency, it is brought close to him personally and he is interested, in .studying it,. More often than not when he understands the work of the agency and What it can accomplish he will give generously to it. There is one thing we are sure of. The world is full of campassion, We just have to find the key to release it permanently. W our boys must fight and die in Viet Nam, should our government not give them every po& sible support? 6, Polls shew lowans overwhelmingly favor retention, of our right to work law^tihe sarnie polls show that even the majority! of Taboring people favor it, Why Should not every man have the right to determine' for hittlc self whether or not he wamts to join a union (and. we have no prejudice whatsoever against Unions as such)? Our Damoicrat governor and the vast majority of Democrat legislators, are de- terfniined to destroy this riglht to. work law and. LBJ has given national'repeal high priority for the hext Congress. America and Iowa need a strong two party system. We need', statesmen in Congress and the Iowa legislature, not rubber stamps. For these reasons we are urging our readers to support the Republican ticket oh the state and national levels' in this vital election. Republicans needed (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) Two very capable men—in- cumbant Democratic; Stanley. Greigg and Republican Wiley Mayne—rare battling for the right to represent Iowa's sixth district in Congress. For many, voters it will be a tough decision. Greigg is a pisr- soniaible and .co-opsirative young man, and he has made at a point to keep in touch with his niortihweot' Iowa, comr.ltituisr/i? during the time, he has bean in Washington. This has included the announcement "of all federal funds spent throughout the area, which seems to be a pretty good way to line up votes. Mayne is a newcomer to politics, but has an outstanding personal record and is a leader in public affairs. He has been waging an aggressive campaign. Regardless of personalities,., we believe .one of the main things to remember in this particular ~ ra'ca is that the huge Democratic majority which now exists in Congress is a threat to our two-party system. It gives too much power to Lyndon, B.- Johnson and the Democratic party; it endangers representa- tivb^tbve^iment^nd bur system of free enterprise. .Our legislative branch of government should be independent of the executive, and this is certainly not true today. For the good of our nation, there should be a more even split between the two parties iq Congress. Unless 'more Republicans are elected this year, it will certainly b& "all the way with LBJ" during the two years ahead. choice to save elm trees ^ &?&t?£~Je (Don Reid in Wflt DM Moino* ExpreO) Iowa seems to ba fa.ced with a hard choice on its elm trees; either pay to save the trees or pay to cut them down. Some interesting facts ciame out of the Dutt'h elm disease m&afcng at the state house last week. • , — once an elm gets ene disease, it's like a m<an witih cancar of both lungs plus cirrhosis of the liver; no hope of cure. • .... A . — the beetles don't kill the trees by eating it; they are carriers of the fatal disease. It al sio travels by the interlocking root system from one elm to another. So, you spray to kill the bo-ties and remove the diseased elm to eliminate a source of cratagion. — it costs from $1 to $3.45 ff^V3*«5 pa, to H. „,,,„,„« tovor » cheapest minimum use ~ municipal action, than individual action, apne*g to be the only way to solv? tne problem. '*•••* Moines has spent ?o million to remove dead elms •md will spend about $14 mil' lion more if the tose is not halted. ^ _ we haven't counted tfvd number of elms .in West DM Moines We assume it would run proportionately less than Des Mo'-wea bacnuse some, new areas do not have elms. SJU it would seem to make good sense to spend $1 to save a tree .as compared with $100 to cut it down. . . . Leadership can avoid war (Chat. Davis in Iowa Falls Citizen) In the 1930's there were voices that " we (the United States) will end up fighting Nazi Germany." Many of the same voices said the same thing about our future relation's with Japan. History proved • them right. Through circumstances — most beyond our control — we fought both Germany and Japan. World Wai- II was still echoing when Russia became a por tential "hot war" enemy. But this time, leadership in both countries took steps which avoided — just barely — direct military confrontations. Fortunately, prospects today of a war with Russia are dimmer than at any time since 1950. The "hawks" have been rejected. But those same "hawks" are never caugh^ without a cause and Russia has been supplanted in their cries by China, They're dead certain that, we must eventually fight the Red Chinese. Events of th« last 30 years should have taught us — as a nation — that war with Red China is not inevitable. The Chinese mind readily accepts the idea fostered in Peking that America wants war with that country. Western powers have a long shabby record of exploitation in China. This distrust of the United States is only deepened by our successful efforts to exclude Red China from the United Nations. It is' further aggravated by our refusal to even recognize that a Chinese government even exists other than on Formosa. It's high time that the United States stop tailoring its Asiatic foreign policy to suit th§ variable whims of Chiang Kai-shek. War between the United States and China is not inevitable. But a lasting peace is an improbability under the prevailing moods. The idea of some accommodation between our country and Red China is not appreasemeojt or a sign of weakness. Quite Hie contrary. It takes a fair amount of courage to consider new ideas in foreign policy and we would hope that the United States is strong enough to taj&e the lead, in easing the present tensions. taxes (W. C. Jarnagin in . , Storm Lake Register.) Special taxes levied solely on highway users accounted for more than 24 per cent of total state tax collections -in the 1 United States during fiscal 1965, according to the Industrial Press Service, The states collected $26.1 billion, of which $6.3 billion came from levies on motor fuel and motor vehicles and froni drivers' license fees. State motor fuel taxes alone— averaging 6.5 cents a gallon — amounted, to $,4.3 billion. Vehicle taxes totaled $1.9 billion, while drivers' license fees added up to more than $150 million. \ Of the 50 states, Nebraska relied most heavily on highway user "taxes, deriving 48 per cent of its tax revenue from those sources. The next 10 states and the percentages of total taxes provided by highway user levies were: New Hampshire, 46; New Jersey, 42; South Dakota, 40; Wyoming, 38; Iowa, 37; Ohio, 36: North Dakota, 34; and Virginia; Oklahoma and Florida, 33 per cent each. Part-time (Bill Maurer in Lauren* Sun) The oldest girl whooper in the nest of the fine feathered Texan (Lyndia Bird) has begun work as a writer and consultianit for a big magazine that has offices in New York. It is described as a part-time job. Salary: $10,000, That's the kind of work I'd like te find. - Jyjfciybe Upcl$ Elbee J] thing similar up the sleeve of "The CJrtJat Sfipety" that J might be able to do. Like maybe a part-tinie job working for another national magazine——Playboy. P!Wt?iijD& —just 23 hours a day- Unmunph. A L O 0 N A KOSSUTH COUNTY Published by the Advance Publishing Co., offices ond shop, 124 North Thorlngton.' St., Alflona. Iowa. Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing taitor, Mondays a, U Edit A 0 V A N C I and Thursdays, Julian Chrischlllw. NATIONAL NEWSPAPil ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION —..- $5 00 ,0ne Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County —J2-JSJ Six months in County and to nearest post office —- — ---- »»•--• Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s » All rights to matter published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature, advertising or other, °™< e P' f ° a ft a tion in any manner is prohibited except by written permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. All manuscripts, artlc|es or pictures are sent at the owner s risK. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (J}m) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines 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 Over $102.000.000 worth of insurance in* force. A home Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods,: and Many Other Forms Ph. 295'-3733 Ted S. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Representing • FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundet Insurance Aqency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-55W or 395-3111 ALGONA Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - W. 9 a.m. - 5 pia. Phone 295-S371 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 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 MANA8IMINT COMPANY U'/l N. Oodf* Hh 2M-JI9I . LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295*2277 DAN L, BRAY, M. D. ~~ M.D, CUnic Bide. 109 W, State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph, 295-2828 Or. HAROLD W. ERICKSON JOHN M. SCHUTTER M D IJKSSW3&, ^-e_Phone_ 295-2335' 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons Ootometrists DEAN F, K001, M, D, Residence Phone 295-591? Physicians and Surgeons ^N. Dodge, Algpna Office Phone 295-2401 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist ' Visual Analysis and Visual Training . Contact Lenses 1Q8 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 Dr."I, t; SNYDIR'""" 113 East State St. Dial 295.2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CilDIT BUREAU KOSSUTH COUNT Collective Service bilt Report* Dentists DR. J, |, HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 S. State St. Phone 295-23S4 LJR0Y I, STROHMAN Dentist m N. Moore St, Phone 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, ' .................................

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