Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 10, 1966 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 10, 1966
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IA >s; Kqssuth County AdvanceJ ^T • ^Lwi' -" ^Qte JLjL ' aflhelaWMiri '• '^^^ ' ^i ^^^. THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 1966 The loudest hurrah When the sound and fury of the campaign, ended Monday night the relief of ' voters badgered by candidates and roared at by radio and television is siWall compared to that of the candidates. It was a 'hectic elect-on. "It was hard fought all along the line. It divided communities and even faihilfes. Party •loyalties were split. . The life of a candidate was no bed of roses though h6 wais applauded wiCh vigor at each of the umpteen •rallies and basked in the glow of supporters. But the fact he had to be at every one of these little clambakes necessitated a frantic schedule. A CANDIDATE is the answer to the prayer of every pro-am Chairman of every group that permits a politician to speak. Artd the candidate darfes not offend by passing up a chance to appear and answer loaded questions, for there is instant hate for one who belittles the club or group that seeks his words and promises. i There is the inevitable handshaking which is carried to an extreme for some strange reason. And some of ••the hand L sihakes can leave a candidate's hand paralyzed unless he knows how to get the jump on the other fellow. ' There are some who seem to think it proper to crush the knuckles of the persons he's shaking with. The candidate dare not wince, but must take it and 'hope the next few shake hands like they were holding a long-dead fish. AND EVERY CANDIDATE knows that no matter how hard he works, how good his ideas are, and what 'he stands for, the voter sometimes couldn't care less when, he enters the booth and pulls the big lever or the little ones. Often the best candidates are defeated for the minor offices, mot because of their actions: or strength, but because of some piqUe Vby voter against the 'party or. one of the-leading candidates.of that party. This was certainly illustrated in the landslide voting in the 1964 election. Little offices of no political import went down the drain for the republicans the same, as many democrats were politically slaughtered in the 19&2 Eisenhower landslide. THERE IS NO SECOND PRIZE in politics — the winner takes all. While a big minority might favor the loser — he's just that -^- the loser, and he can lick his political wounds alone while the victor gets the plaudits. It may. be funny to some, but it certainly isn't to the loser to find so many Who say they voted for him — but still he lost the election. There are just some voters who do not want to be hurtful to the loser. And the loser can, be just as certain they will tell the winner the same thing not wanting to be tagged as voting for a loser. OCCASIONALLY A VOTER will admit he "lost his vote" when: he voted for a loser. Nothing could be farther from the truth His vote with others miay be just the little item that keeps the winner aware he too can be beaten. And that's most healthy for the good of the country — for the winner to know that but for the grace of the Voters he too could be a loser — anid will be if he gets too far out. of line. The loser can relax and let the bitterness subside as time goes on.. The winner must go on and the smart ones know the loudest hurrahs came from those who expect the most from him. Doesn't make sense Sometimes the results of the recent supreme court decisions seem ridiculous. In towa, for instance, an admitted arsonist was released and 'his conviction reversed. He confessed to setting a fire in a dormitory where 179 students were sleeping. Fortunately the'fire was discovered quickly and extinguished. But if it had been allowed to get a start suffocation and burning would have taken a big toll. , In the concern for the rights of the accused individual the rights of these 179 students to a night of sleep in safety have been ignored. THIS DOESN'T MAKE SENSE any way you look at it. The little niceities of the law have been stretched much too far in some of these instances- The accused seem to have more rights than people who are not accused. In some instances the gates of prisons have been thrown open for persons coni- victed of crimes. The fact they are really guilty becomes secondary to the nitpicking following of stuffy procedure it would seem. As happens in many cases of murder the right to life of the victim is forgotten as the sob sisters and legal beagles get all concerned about the person accused of the crime being deprived of his rights. The rights of the dead person fade with his memory. t THERE IS GROWING CONCERN about tljas trend of the supreme court. This pub- lic concern does not approve of police brutality, of beating out confessions, or of prosecutor trickery to get a confession. What is worrying people who consider this trend is 'the fact an accused can. throw a fence around himself that will prevent the police and prosecutor's investigators from learning the truth. A defense lawyer does not need to be too smart to throw roadblocks. THERE IS A SECONDARY effect that comes from the action of the supreme court, and that is a lessoning of respect for the police and the courts. In many cities the recruiting of police has been hampered and most cities wow are not up to authorized strength in their police force. In many-places too many people belittle the police because the supreme court has itself said in effect that police are bad and have to be contained The cry of police brutality is being raised by every hoodlum caught in crime. Too often people looking at television: pictures of riots do not understand that police in such instances must get the upper hand if anarchy is not to be the result. WHAT IS MISSED by the casual viewer is the real fact the rioters are being violent and brutal, and if unchecked will carry that violence into general attacks on the public. It's high time the supreme court give the defenders of the people a chance instead of a handicap in the battle against the lawless. And it is a battle, not a tea party. Inflation Attitude of most people under the age 50 about inflation is a "So what?" The disaster of the late 20s and early 30s is history to them — and also the'in- flation and spending of the 20s and during World War 1 Which caused it is history- Those who rode through the depression see the causes of that bad time now rain- pant in this era — and history is about to repeat itself. It is said "it can't happen here." It did. And it can again. studied every issue, every candidate, and thought seriously about his vote, can be canceled out by a voter who knows nothing but a party label. Many voters will vote their party, yellow dogs and all. Every candidate knows this. What he is aiming at — and should — is the narrow field of voters who will shift according to the way they see the issues, Some of these votes are plainly selfish and appeals to giveaways works with them. There are also the; mad voters, taking out revenge against a whole ticket. What is really needed is more of the few voters who really know what they are going and Who vote for the total welfare of all the people. Voting Korea After elections it is popular for editorial writers to bemoan the lack of interest and the fact every person didn't vote. Frankly, unless a voter knows what he is doing and has an understanding of the issues, his vote is better at home than in the ballot box. All such a voter can add is prejudice 1 and quantity. The quality is lacking. True, everyone should study the candidates and issues and vote intelligently. That is an ideal, and a universal vote by such a people would be desired- But that kind of study is just plain lacking as far as many 'people are concerned. They don't know What tihe issues are and couldn't care less. If they do vote it is perhaps Ijhjey are interested in only one candidate sad thus as far as the rest of the if Governed they are stupid and the would be better off if they did stay The communist border aggressions in Korea may be designed to ease some of the pressure in Viet Nam. Korea 'has some 40.000 troops in Viet Nam. They are excelled fighters and would be missed if they had to return to Korea to fight. And the Korean acts may be designed to draw this country into a two-front Asiatic war. Military strategists for years have warned against any ground war in Asia. A real flare-up in Korea could have bad effects for this counifay in several ways. Tnlortytojajtely the value of votes is far fro* *qual. The vote of a person wno has The Rock Island has been given permission to drop its passenger train to Denver. Once upon a time the Rock Island had good trains, good service, and willing crews. Now even the latter have token on the mantle of management with a to heck with, the pwWic. This is a real puatte—why trainmen should biite the people whose. patronage furnishes their The futility of giving hand-outs Double talk on inflation CC in Oirrter Leader s "Give a man a fish." an old proverb says, "and you feed him a day. Teach him to catch a fish and you feed him for fife." Very few of the programs coming-out of Washington, are directed at improving the level of competence of individuals btlt on the broad front they are handing out fish rather than teaching people to catdi their own. A good example of this sort of thing is illustrated irt the Condi Island gulls which really worked for their food; but then the shrimp fleet cams in and supplied them food for three years and moved on to a new location. The gulls waited in vain for their food to ba served up. After a few days they began screaming. They were starving—the "hand out" had ended. The screams grew louder and the gulls began dying, and upon investigation it was found the gulls had lost the ability to hunt and fish, for themselves- In the animal kingdom,, or the bird kingdom, yes, even in human society, the "hand out" program is the most dangerous aspect of the "welfare state." When the director of the Federal government's "War oh Poverty" stood in the Watts district of Los Angeles recently and told a cheering crowd ?of WAtts* residents that he supported the idea of a government-guaranteed annual income, Ms action gave a big boost to plans for converting our American system into a full-fledged "Welfare State;" Director Sargent Shriver became the first politically-powerful Administration Voice, to be raised in support of the Scheme to "abolish poverty" with a dole and establish a "Federal minimum living standard." . , v The Social Security Adminis' tfation, wfroae Sociologists and Planners are pushing various plans to "abolish poverty," classify 34,600,000 American citizens ' as ''"poverty-stricken." A guaranteed annual income for 34,600000 people, paid by the Federal government out of tax money, would require a sum' rivaling > what is being spent today oh the Viet Nam war and the entire national defense program. Dr. Robert J. Lampmatt of Wisconsin University has examined-various schemes put forth by the advocates of a guaranteed annual income'. "Negative income tax proposals," Professor Lampman says, "would overhaul the. present tax system to pay the poor enough income to close the poverty income gap, which amounted to $11,500,000,000 (billions), in 1963 (to bring all family incomes up to a 'mini- V ;' • . ' Some of the reasoiis for death toll on highways mum standard'). "Poverty would thus be eliminated However, such art income maintenance level would rob any pecuniary incentives for millions of people to work, since the guaranteed income would be equal or in excess of their earned wages." Professor Lampman says a "workable plan,!', would permit low-wage earners •• "to keep ait least/ a portion of their earned income." But, this likely would expand the numbers on the dole, professor Lampman estimates that such a program would cost $23,000,000,000 (billions) at the start. And, he frankly says, "this * appears to be a conservative estimate." indeed such a dole would, as the Professor says, "rob any pecuniary incentives" for millions of people! It would expand the sapping erosion underway today of the spirit of self-reliance. The American Indian has b^en '•a ward,of 'Father' government for more than a century, living in a Federal "Welfare" State.'. His race has almost disappeared, and what is left of it is a miserable shadow of, a' once great Indian nation. We can stop the further spread of 'this paternalism blight upon human digmity and, progress— v but,-only-if more of us take the threat seriously and become political active. Own worst enemy (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter) No .one likes death on the highway—but few people do anything more than talk about it Two Michigan university professors however, have carried on a four-year study of car ac- cidenits^and their findings have just been released. They found that accidents have peak hours, with young drivers figuring very prominently in the totals. Then they also found that alcohol played a very big pant in the total accident picture. Here is the story of the research, as released through the Associated- Press. We urge you to read the whole item—and then reread what the researchers say about 'seat belts and their use. After reading this report—if you don't use belts, you've got a different outlook on life than we have. "Detroit, Mich. (AP)—Two University of Michigan sclent- ists have completed a four year program in which they literally followed death- down the highway. "Drs. Donald F. Huelke and Paul W. Gikas made under federal government sponsorship the most detailed survey ever done of causes of fatal auto accidents in a given area. "Dr. Huelke, an anatomist, and Dr. Gikas, a pathologist and deputy medical examiner of Wiashtenaw County, Miclh,., were awakened from their beds on.,many nights to hurry to an accident scene. "These were among the firtdr ings made from the long probe of 139 fatal accidents in Which 177 people were killed: "More fatal accidents occur on Saturday and Sunday than on Thursday or Friday, with the other days showing smaller percentages of fatals. "The hours between 8 p.m. and midnight were the most dangerous with 26 per cent of fatalities occuring within, those hours. "Of the 139 drivers about 40 per cent were under 25 years of.., age, with 15" per cehfunder the age of 20. "About 5 per cent of the "drivers at fault" had been drinking prior to the accident. "The most common cause of death was ejection from the vehicle (27 per cent), while car doors were the second worst culprit (18 per cent). Steering wheel and steering column accidents (16 per cent) were the third greatest factor in the death toll. "Drs. Huelke and Gikas said their research indicated that about 79 per cent of those killed by ejection from the auto would have survived if they had used a seat belt. They said a seat belt- shoulder belt combination would have saved another two per cent." Make decency popular (M. B. Crabbe in in Eagle Grove Eagle) The title above, "Let's Make Decency Popular", was the theme Oct. 27 at the North Central District Junior High Student Council Conference We think this brings up another and possibly better approach to the goal sought by parents, educators and etc. That goal is to instill a sense of decency, what is right and what is wrong, in our children. Most of our efforts have gone into making indecency unpopular and, while it has not been unsuccessful, there are still gains to be made. Perhaps the new angle could help fill the gaps. Most of us remember that it is a youthful trait to give either open or grudging admiration to peers who defy society or authority and "get by" with it. But Why couldn't that same youth just as easily admire another youth Who knows how to respect other people, their possessions and property and who gains the resect of those others? Why not encourage admiration for the youth who knows he will have a part in changing society, because the younger generation is constantly making it change, but one who knows that gradual changes and improvements are lasting while sudden, violent ones seldom stay with us. The majority of our youth fit our sense of decency and we can justly be proud of them. They will probably straighten out the mess we have put our world into. But their position must be mad© the 'In" of their society. Industry's stake in Iowa (Neil Maurer in Laurans Sun) This is "Iowa Salutes Industry" month, with many lowans taking the time for a good look at industry and what it means to the Hawkeye state. There is more and more industry,' because the efforts of Iowa communities at industrial develop* ment are really beginning to pay off. Last year 288 new plants and expansions were announced for Iowa; they will create 11,534 new jobs when they are in full production. This is a 67 per cent increase from the previous year, \vhen 6,876 jobs were announced. The growth rate for the first six months this year is re>porte)(i to be muck higher. One out of every five paychecks in Iowa now comes from * njanirf^cjturiog pjan,t. These manufacturing payrolls in Iowa last year amounted to $1,215,000,000—more than $100 million a month—and $91,000,000 more than in 1964. Iowa Development Commission records indicate that 229 Iowa communities saw new factories being built, old plants being modernized and reopened, or thriving industries adding extra shifts or extra space. More than 60 ei>tie$ an4 towns in Iowa have manufaflturing activity. Laurens is one of the Iowa towns that 'has received benefits from industry over the years, many other towns in the area are, surrounded by the same type of good farm tend, and agriculture is still of vital importance to ajl Payrolis haw made a difference here, however, joining with, agriculture to make this one,, of thf better of northwest C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) After reading the extremist statements in the morning paper attributed to the negro leader, Stokley Carmichael, we are led to believe that some of the ne- groes worst enemies are among their own race. The actions of a negro such as Carmichael and the course he chooses to pursue in such a wildly .bitter fashion, and on the other hand, one such: as Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and his particular example, could hardly be worse for the negro cause than if, they were agents deliberately planted by the most extreme segregationists. Whether or not they -actually represent any general type of thinking among the ne- groes, men such as these, because they succeed in being so much in the public eye, in the public mind do appear to represent their race. Intelligent ne- gro leadership should (tlry to keep them far in the background. Going up (Paul Smith In Reck Rapids Reporter) We can't get the thinking of the administration and a lot of top labor people who are screaming about advancing prices. How can prices do anything but advance when the people who control costs keep pushing them up and up? The facts of economic life make it imperative that prices go up. If the cost of material and labor goes up, there is nothing that most manufacturers can do but raise prices too. Might just as well make your mind up to it—prices will conr tinue to increase until some administration gets into power which will say "NO" to excessive government spending, will say "NO" to inflationary increases in labor rates; and will say "NO" to key basic producers, whose products everyone else has to buy. . Prices are going to continue to go up. Watchdog ? (Bill Maurer in Laurens Sun) While the pumpkins were stolen from our front porch the other night and then smashed on the street by a bunch of young hoods, our trusty Irish mutt (this one's called Paddy Murphy, he's a fat and lazy Beagle who's more concerned about devouring goodies than he is of watchdogging), slept only inches away. We raised the roof with him, but he didn't seem to bat an eye. He figures the Great Society has a' program for him. They've got one going for everyone .else. Might as well have one for sleepy old Irish watchdogs, don't you 'think? Noodle (C. P. Wo^d* in $hel*w Mail) One of the most frustrating mm Urns w have res»4 for some time was in regard to » JMg woman who ^ her fift- ger in 9 noodie factory. We know ijere sJiQMW be some coiijment we should m*ke on this, bMt we can't quite find the ri^kt worols for it. (CiP Weed* ShfldonMail There appears to be quite a bit of double-talking, and perhaps evert dottble-thinldrtg, on the matter of inflation and big .government spending. As far a* we know, we have heard no one who publicly, or evert privately among his friends speaks a good ward for inflation, Everyone who discusses the matter at all expresses fears btt the prospect of the economy getting out of control. They usually, in about the same' breath, if they have any conservative learnings at 1 all, condemn big federal spending as one of the prime causes of inflation. . Still, in'even the most conservative of communities, When, the opportunity of getting in on the federal system Of big handouts presents itself, these people apparently regard their own com- muhiity's case as something so special-it does not come under the general condemnation of-the process. Or, perhaps, they wj« say, "Well, if we don't take the money, sonleone else; will, • This idea, it seemS to uS,!s the most dangerous of all, because it automatically defeats any chance of doing away with, or even sensibly controlling, the outlandish outlays of federal money, our tax money. You might well imagine a group of people working ad a sort of "bucket brigade" in Itkrtp ing the federal treasury, • eddt constituting a vital link irt the chain of individuals passing along the buckets of gold, at the same time they rather, piously bemoan the fact that the money is flowing so fast. Or, for another simile, imagine a grotip encircling a burning house, all taking their part in throwihg gasoline on the flames; And while they are so engaged; loiid- ly lamenting that if: someone doesn't stop such depredations the place will finally blow Up and burn everyone. ALGONA K 0 S * " T H CO UN T Y A 0 V A N^C.1, "-' Published by the Advance Publishing Co.. Mondays and Thursdgys,- ,. flees and shop, 124 North Thorlngton St., Algona^lowa. ^iL'.i,,,,,',-. Editor and publisher, puane E.Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian cnriscnines; NATIONAL NEWSPAMI IAS* AFFILIATE MEMBl R ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RAT! - „• One Year In County and to nearest post, off ice outside of. County __.$5.00 . Six months In County 'and to nearest post office $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00. All rights to matter published In the Algona Kossuth County Advance ore reserved; including'news, "feature, advertising, or other, and reproduction in any manner is. prohibited except by written permission of tht publishers of the Algona Kossuth County Advance >ln each instance. All • manuscripts^.articles, or 1 pictures "are sent at the owner's risk. BUSINESS a PROFESSIONAL > DIRECTORY < Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KC«LP Surety Bonds — All Lines i- of Insurance 206 East State St. r 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 Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - M. 9 a.m. - 5 P.«L Phone 295^871 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor ., Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. - Tiies. - Wed. - Friday 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30-12.00 Friday evening — 6:30 -8:30 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000.000; Worth of insurance/ in force. A home Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuff ham, 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 Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Algona, Iowa "Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS ft GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY AM Tvoes of Insurance Hi, 295 $5*0 or 2953811 ALGONA Farm Management CARitOM LEON H LAIRD , Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 _ _ Doctors JOHN N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G, BOURNE, M. b! Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph. 295-2277 Optometrists Dr. HAROLD V/. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5;QO p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIEID Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Kar!*n, Algpni Phone 295-3743 Pr, I, L. SNYDER 113 East State St. Dial 295r^n5 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services M.D. Clinic Bide. 109W. State S; Algona, Iowa Office ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTrill, M. 0. Phone 295-5917 rv, . Dodge, Ateon* Office Phone 295-2401 I, HARRIS JR. Dentist 622 E. State 9t Phone 295-2334 LJR0Y |. STROHMAN Pentiist U6 N. Moore St. KEVIN HA$R IP I. QUJ ifUMTH Collective

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