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Algona, Iowa
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f<> ! rr THURIDAY, WOV. 17, Johnson makes mistakes T |! The recent election results show em- phtrtically there are two parties in this country and all the ppwer a one-party govern- vtnenit has can not s.way the voters when .they.are in mind for a change. - • .;, In the Eisonhotyer years there, w s ^re moans the democratic party wa§*in deep trouble.' The Jotpson landalide was said to have killed off "the republican"party. in bojth these, instances, the personalities involved had a lot more' 1 to'do with the results of. the election than did the party .loyalty of the. yotefs. .'' • TRUMAN HAD becothe unpopular, in :i952, The v Korean, war was disturb)ng trie •people. Eisenhower was a popular figure and his promise' to go (o korea iridicatad 'art ,end to that conflict." He swept into office. ,!;' In the repubUcan debacle, of 1964 there W«s a combination of favorable situa^ons for the democrats. JohnsioVwas th;e heir °f ||i martyred president. Goldwater had a spook on, him before he'started and did Clothing to improve the situation. There was •hb' war and the Kennedy confrontation of the Russians in Cuba had the promise of peace. Viet Nam was just a rumor. •I* THERE WERE MANY tired old: ftices to the democratic races such as P.at,'Br6wn of California, "People had grown tired .of Mm. Yet two old faces in the republicans •won — Rockefeller in New York and Romr -pey in Michigan. .Their .benefit was, a lack of a real contender. Percy's defeat of Doughs was because people were niot ^iinipre.sse'd with Douglas and werfe with Percy, ' And the unhappy murder of the Percy daughter, was an unspoken factor that may have'loomi&d large. , In matter of fact one Q£ the faces the people are tired of is Johnson himself. He has hogged the television news shows with ponderous comments on '•'matters' of little import or interest to the people. ACTUALLY THIS ELECTIQN con be truly said to b.a a reaction againcit Johnson; He has beco'ihe a biV too cute m his surprise announcements. One big political blunder was his stptament he drdn't intend t:o make any campaiga fun around the country after his Asiatic trip. This boomieranged. Presidential aides had been making arrangements for weeks. In Minneapolis a big platform".was. erected from Which he; was to speak. In California, New York, Michigairi, and other states, ar- rai/gements, had been made. . , ' Theh; Johnson, on televisiiion where ev- eryortie could hear with his own ears, said the campaign trip was a figment "of the inter gination of some reporters. The people knew better! : ^ Probably one of the mistakes Johnson made was in his saying r 'my" congress and "my" program. To many people the Johnson head had become enlarged to a ridiculous point. '. •''':•' \ ; ;7' V .•'.''•.''' ':•<''•'" Interesting situation The situation that has arisen in Geor- gta where the candidate with the most votes Is not the winner will make interesting news in the coming weeks. Something Uke it could happen in Iowa. " *' In the election the winner was a rei- publican by, a small minority over the democrat. There, was a write-in candidate who. 'got enough votes so that the one with the highest number did not have a majority of the votes cast. Under., Georgia law in such a situation |he legislature was to make the selection, from the candidates who ran. There is no question but the legislature, heavily dipm,- inated by democrats from rural areas "would have elected the number two man or the ijiemocrat. ; GEORGIA'S LEGISLATURE is not apportioned on* the one-mian one^vote require- ihent of the supreme court, lience a federal court has; ruled this legislative election v^ould be, federally unconstitutional. A, run-off election: would be the only ^plution unless the supreme court would require the acceptance of a candidate who did not get 3 majority but "did have the most votes, or plurality. ; , ; ; -•:• .There are sorii© similar requirements in many states which cut out a candidate Who has failed to get more than 50 per cent of the votes even! if^ he is ;$ie winner irii number over theBother candidates,^ ; • : THE SITUATION could arise in Iowa, it is. doubtful. The Iowa constitution' provides for election .of the governor by the legislature when two candidates are tied in tha number of votes. Thus if Hughes .and Murray had a tie vote, the legislature would elect one'of them. ," „' The Iowa constitution says: "The per- sows respectively haying the highest nuriir j§3:r'of, votes for governor and lieut.-gover- nor shall be declared duly elected; but in caw.two or more persons shall 'have an equal and the highest number of votes for either office, the general assembly shall, by joint vote,. 'forthwith proceed to elect ' one r of said parsons governor or lieut.-gov- enior as the case may be." IN SUCH AN ELECTION each senator and each representative would have one vote. : ; Also .contes'teid elections are determined for legislative seats by" the legislature, l-j . , . .'.. • .,:•.' . . , : , -'.;V '•• ' In matter of fact not until the legislature is convened are the governor and lieut,- governor really elected.: The legislature canvasses the election returns by counties and declares the election of the winning candidates '/• "• • i •' • .. ' ;• _ Iowa's legislature is also under cloud on apportionment and could be challenged in a tie vote situaition just as has the Georgia legislature, ; . ' '.,'". • • .. : : ; If %ef^nal tally of votes in Iowa shows Miio Mills and Robert Fulton tied for lieut.- goyernbr the Georgia situation would arise here. Egotist Announcement b y Wallace, h\ ifMe democrats and republiofns;didn't ^caiiid^dite^oJhis liking in= 1908 ttia> l4 pppos^b^oof thehi was ttie marH of a supreme egotist. 1 The sad fact is he could cause enough Uproar and confusion to throw the election one way or the other in southern states. The former governor and husband of coming governor of Alabama is no cre- to the voters of that state. Computer Use of computers to indicate the outcome of an election before the election judges even start to count the votes is a questionable practice. All three networks were on the television air long before the polls had closed, •pie VPA, EVA, RSPV, etc. projections of jffobable results left quite a bit to be desired. This does not mean the predictions v^ere not accurate. In fact there were only a few instances, influenced by local situations, in which the forecasts were wrong. 1$ie predictions and returns were remarkably alike. There is a good question ajsp of suchj predictions wheji the polls have not closed ift 3 state. At $30 p.m. tihe network^ Jwi Pjredictions on the results in states wjhepp •^itmg was still going on. Whether this in- £hjuenced voters is a question. In some instances it ha^ be^a chsyrgett voters have not gone to the polls because predictions say their candidate is wing anyway — w that U's m y§g fee^jj^ r caadidate is already defeated. It's a great deal like teUing the end' of (&e story at the beginning, with the viewer ajlvfced it was the butler who did the crime, takes the- drama out of an election for winner was way behind in the early tabulations the TV viewer was denied the suspense of watching the eventual winner begin-to catch UD; and eventually pass the as the returns came{in, .? ' me Someone goofed badly in the Robert Burlingame situation when he was arrested for a crime he,did not commit and it was several months before he was cleared. He was charged with a bank robbery on basis of an artist's drawing of descriptions of the robber by bank employes. He protested that he wasn't even in Des Moines when the robbery took place. In matter of fact he was in Minneapolis, registered at a hotel. But the management & t!w hjotel could not definitely place him in the hotel so he was arrested. It was pretty sloppy investigative procedure and put a cloud on an innocent man. It also worked to dim the tracks of the real robber as time passed, •yher^ should te some form of compensation for an innocent person put in such a position of anguish. And a real hand-slapping should be given the investigators. Hughes Most professional politicians expect th§ sjapi-em^ cpurt is said to wUJ re*d tfcue. election, returns anjd though reelected will swing away from the controversial democratic policies. tiugte %pts. to. fujo, for the senate, ft will nofte a cincih. He will nave to get republican voltes. Ife ip *uubted by ^ofeni- son in last *ummer's vifiit He ft»iled to pull his "team" tJurough. He knows republicans switched for him. m In some states where the projected next two years than he was in th<e past. Futility of waste in the poverty war Problems of a candidate (Charlet S, Shuman In Nation'! Agriculture) The voters in November will have the Opportunity to register their protest for, or acc&f'banea of j one of the moat costly, Wasteful and graftiridden political patronage schemes ever imposed on the American psople—^rie Poverty Program. Federal funds arc being spent like water under the false assumption that poverty can ba cured by liberal distribution of tax money. • The futility of this scandalous waste is indicated by the ever* increiadng number of p staple on 1 relief-r-8' million , now. despite a very high level of business activity and the spa<nding of bullions of dollars by hundreds of thousands of bureiaucra'ts in this Poverty Program. Welfare- is being made fore attractive than work. Here are but a. few examples of the waste in this tremiattdoas gravy train: Forty Zuni Indians were, to ba p>aid $175 per month to indues them to> attend a 6- month training course in howVto make Indian jewelry—the Zunis have been making excellent jewelry for centuries. The project required $68 thousand for salaries of staff members and a total outlaiy. of $219,304. Twenty girls employed in the Chicago Poverty Program went on strike and set up a picket line when their federal pay of $1.65 per hour for baby-sittirtg tor M- ployed mothers was cut to $1.25 Another project in Baltimore allocated $400,000 to 300 ftmil- ies. Each family Was to gfjC¥§4 per month to permit them/ to move into apartments costing up to $115 a moM. They 'refesuVeiJ , several additional grants, includ? ' ing $5 monthly for transportation to social functions! This project set up, jobs tor,20 payrollers with salaries' running up to $12,000. There are many, more examples of wasta'M spending; $367,000 for bicycle trails to be developed in 12 major Cities; an annual average cost of almost $9,000, for trairt'ihg"each bay in. the Job Corps.'..;•...'•'.• • ' •;., . :.'. But thfse boondoggles are not confined to urban, aftus. O^a Ad- ministraitloatsUpR.O'iitLngi. firm .'or?. ganizaitJon has sp'»nsored"'seVerajl make-work prpj^ctsf ;wliiciH 'dhairt^ neJ tbou^a l ndi3 : of dollars in political payoff into the organization treasury.; The federal Extension Service has 35 different programs for "developing human-resources"—35 ways >. for rural people to get their hands in the federal treasury.. .. •> ; v..! ; •••,•• ^. Federal hand-out programs are becoming so numerous and complex that an enterprising book publisher has 'come out with a'complete encyclopedia which sells for $12.50 and ex- Belmoi^df acting problem of rebuilding the town right ^ Pat Gallagher in Belmond Independent) "Where do we go from here?" is a question facing not only many Belmond. people individually these days, but a question of steadily mounting importance to, the entire community. One enswer seems very generally accepted by all. . . .We dp NOT go. back "wherie we came from"! We have been piresented with a unique opportunity to better ourselves, to build for a brighter future, to arise, from pur rubble a finer and. more at- traotico town than we ever dreamed we could be. The Belmond attitude — we Uke to regard'it the "Betaonid spirit" — has earned respect yPjr , vSxv-f.t!,V oiTnnM Because we weathered the tornado with aplomb, the eyes of tains' of thousands of admirers are on us. They ,are watching to see if we can measure up to ti'se challenge that is now ours :witih the same dignity and determination that we meet the crisis which created that .challenge. Now is the'time'when we must depend on our leadership and give our leaders the same thorough cooperation that made possible our rapid advance • t* ward recovery achieved thus far. Let it be said that we .have baen most fortunate over the past month in the quality of leadership we have been blessed with, Mayor Bob Misneir, the mernibers of the city council, the zoning and planning commission have been devoting untold hours to the important job of getting our recovery slanted in the right direction.' 1 .;-/ '•'.••'•. ;.;;•'.:••:- " :; . In this, they have been joined by executive members of thfe Chamber of Commerce and the Belmiond Industrial Development commission. ,And providing , an invaluable guiding hand has been a native son of Belmond, Bill McLaugihlin, whom the Iowa 'Development Commission has as- sighed to us tP provide advica and counsel 'during the difficult vdays of preparation for rebuild- "ing.''.-;'7 Cs*-::. •••-••< ••••••,:'•-.' The term ''(Mice in a lifetime opportunity," 1 .is. "often" loosely used. In our case,'it-happen^ to. apply 'only too acurately as ; we take our direction for the- futui^e aiid' plan the kind of town, we Belmond to be over' the tint all of the, many . _ , , left citizens cart get in on the easy money. What kind of poverty do we h*ve in America? Food, clothing and all itti|eri|l thln^. are in abundant supply. We have the tyotld's best educational *y^tem and our dynamic free-enterprise econonty provides ail abundance of job OpportunHies. ' The war on poverty is not new. it> begai\ with the Declaration of independence and excellent progress has been made. There is less:poverty in the United States today than In any nation in the wbrW; Wen so, we have many poverty-stricken families. What kind of poverty is,|his? With abundant educational and job,' opportunities on e^f i^ Hattd, ! it hjiust be primarily a pbveirty of the. mind arid soul—a lack of desjre. '• - ''••'.- -.••••' .". Will the Great Society's hand* outs of easy money care tljia disease? A recant U,. Si Public Health Service study of the rural Appalachia 'projects reports tHiat the : $2 billion rogram "is creatr ing serious psycholpgicar problems as residents grow increasingly dependent on public; assistance," / : Whf,t kind, of Poverty Progrsm do you favor-HHie that increases "dependence," or one that provides incentivres for 'the poor to accept the, ppportunities that are so abundantly available? f 1 • •' ' ' • - ' : ' . i ' . Sleeping on crumbs J^ (B^ll Mayrer in " LaurentSun) . . The wee one, a great flne for trying to get. the old man to give her goodies after she's supposed to be fast asleep, called out the other night for cookies. Dug through the kitchen cupboards. Couldn't find anything there but my tooth brush whi^ih had been missing for weeks, and my spectgcle^ whi'C'h were Ippt over a year ago. '>. • Then wen^ to the master bedroom, arid dug through last week's grocery sack, but there was nothing to be found there. So went "back in arid fold the tyke that we didn't haye: a,n]y, and. besides that, she'd better ,' i Wh'at We should do — what : we MUST do — will not be easy. In some cases, it will call for a d'eigree of/personal sacrifice for the general benefit of .the cprn- '* Wiuriity. Cbricessipns will be TO- rifluired of both those who would like: to follow the downtown re- deyeioipment plan to a ''T" and by those who, see no great merit Hn any of it. ( .' . It is such a large undertaking that those at the reins will want to exercise a degree of reasonable caution; and it may seem to fome who are eager to "go" that things are progressing too slowly. ' - ' •'- •'•'': '' •."'•' It's a tremendously important task that lies ahead. It will behoove us all to concentrate on being part of the solution, instead of a part of the problem. Editor from "Down Under" takes favorable look at us (Chas. Davis in Iowa Fallc Citizen) With the daily press full of items relating to stoning of American embassies, burning United States Information Service libraries and crowds shouting "Yankee Go Home," it takes one aback to read of friendly gestures toward this country. It just isn't fashionable to utter kind words to Americans, But there's an "unfashionable" editor in Sydney, Australia, who recently wrote about the United States, Perhaps it is Australia/a close proximity tot the Southeast Ask battlegrounds which gives the Aussie editor a. "different" viewpoint. In any event, Americans may rightly feel a tinge of pride when they read these words: ". . . . without the vast strength of America, the free world today would fall like a ripe plum into the hands of Communism. "America today is the poljcee man o| the wprld^. How mgniy people reali?e that she h$§ under arriis outside the Up{j§4 States more than one ni||jjp$B servicemen? "But wen p{ war are on.ly ojie side of (h* ftory- Anita's Peace Corps, serving in 4$ eJjun- tries, now has 15,000 volunteers, dedicated to the assistance and guidgpce of goyatries 1^11^4. "Foreign aid — and let it he said with pride that Australia is one of the countries that nev.er ^ed Am^ric« fpr . cial aid — cost Americ* billion* each year, "The quests for space and nuclear research are costing the United States billions of dollars, ''Bi4* that outlay means that the ir|e world is able to fceep;a' jump ahead of the section of the world dominated by Moscow and Peking. "Almost in a minor H$y, m^- tion h?s to be made of America's help in education, research, health, libraries and technical training. ''And although she has millions upder arms, she is working for peace as demonstrated by her proposals on disarmament, nucjeajr test ban treaty, the treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in outer space, a&4 the work. on, peaceful uses $f one bore down . : pn both pf us with -her cat-o'-nihe tails.' " ~" But: the stubborn streak that runs through her. little body is all Irish, and she told me if I went into her coat and looked in the pocket (found the coat piled; in the stero) I might be 3ble to find cookies. bid fc top, if you wanted to. call them that. Just crumbs, but the little dear chugged most of them down before she fell asleep. The rest fell into her bed, and the bullf linger reports they aren 't the most.. comfortable things to sleep 'on. Know, cause he had to edge; in. with the little one after'the Irish wife booted him put of the bedroom for coming ,tp bed with cold feet. Should pay taxes (C. P. Weeds in Sheldon Sun) A phenomenon of thinking in some official quarters today is the belief Qf advocates or federal pp\yer projects that users of such power should be; exempt from all tpes on it, while user*: # PO^er developed by iiwe«toir. pwn^d companies sho^d : pay every known form ot taxfittotii.ow the power tfc^y use. The advocates of public plants claim to be liberal and, fair, but what is just and fair about talc- ing money from all the to build a tax^empi power plant whose users the utility taxes to support government? After all, users of ^ yester-owned power roust pay, in rates charged, their f ull stijure of these costs. is naUbefillsm or fprr "The tasks and responsibih'-, ties of the Unite4 SfclNl M? tl- most terrifying in their magnitude. "We in Australia, like all free n\en, should thank Qod for ttw uroteotipn an4 friendship of the United States, and its coiitnb^, 4<on thr«M«bp^t the wPlW to the cause p| isn't ^ T ^^.,, W3 .... it Is didite for political office, We have Just woiirtd Up a Campaign i^, ^ ,^i^r J ij,' > ^it^^t^Ai^«f'f/i^'n'ifflftTi^l, -» now »he indicated that drtly 0 'a drop, in •tale awdoeai oifice H«p .oilt working "like beavers," only it Ippsars to us. that w© cartdi* dates hjtye fe&ii working hardet' t|filn any| beavew We .have wet heard 1 of; •. •'- ! r -;."•/ ',. ••'• » r The candidates for United Stated iseiiiatb.r» lor congrMs and other state ,offices, have crosseid and cri^crdssed the state and the district. They havelpst. sleep, spent Untold thousands of dol* tars and simply worn themselves to a frazzle. The price tbat a candidate has tq piy to geC into a;;ma}or oEfice is! bscbriiuig" ridiculftus. SsnatoT Maurine Neuberget, of Oregon, said recem>tly .that When she rail for .a short term to fill the vacancy left .when her husband died, it cost $80,000 for the ef- $50,000 for their campaigns. Arid the financial .cost. is only t of'tHe pr<j%m. There is . simply a camouflaged to »" federal monopoly, idYewitei of p»wte ;p they favor, put, which they promote by special privilege programs. The customers of tax- mums, wiMww* yearly, mf have . fcx fcvoriteraa hajd **- is to chjpl ^ ta?af%. From seven lijlls -,^ got over § •of toniafees. There were as large as two pounds eactl §jwi inche« arouad, the "•: dandldate must go thorugh. When Harold ttug»s ^as hfere during his campaign for reelection as governior, has pilot Said tHat tHe gdVernor was completely x worn out, 'He said that he would get bick to the plane after a stop, and that IMS would ba compkitely exhausted. There ought to be a better, cheaper 1 , v lesf time consuming way of canipaigningi We can not afford the wear and tear on our cahTdidiateS, nor the terrific nn- anotal burden of bur present system of campaigniing. There must be a better way. A 10 e H 0 U M T T A D.V A M C • , irw Co.. Mon K> » • U T >y ;the/ Advone., Pubiishirw Co.. Mondoyiond. .Thursdays, N ATI 6 N A I N E W S F A PJ K .< ADVANCI SUMCRirriQN RATI One Year In County ond to nearest post office outside:of County ---»•{• Six' months ;In Xounty and' to' nearest post office •_—.-.-- — JJ.-Year outside CoUnty/ end to other than nearest outside f.O.s --—J7.00 • All, rights to matter published In'the Algon'o 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'ofi the Algoha'Kossuth County Advance In each . nstance. All manuscripts, articles or pictures ore sent at the .owner s . risk.. •*».M»>»»*»»*'»***^*************** Insurance Investments ALGONA INSURANCE .AGENCY , ,J. R. qim) KOLP , Surety, Bonds -r- All Lines of Insurance 206 Eastf State St. Ph. 295-3176 r ^^^^^ BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance , 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 J u v !• + t " «* * f BOHANNON INSURANCE "SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. . . Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ov.r $102,000.000 worth of in«uriinc« in fer««. A hem* Cempany. Saft, ttcuir*. • Lola Seyffham, S«ey. : HERBST INSURANCE . ;V : ,• AOENCV.'; '•:,/••'. For Auto, Houw, Household Goods, and Many Other Fonns Pri; 295-3733 Ted S. H«rbtt » '.. ' . . ' •: "..'•• , — • RICHARD A. MOEN Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNQiD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore , Mon; - Wed. 9 a.m. -5 p.Bi. Phone 295^3171 DR. M. R. B .Chiropractor Office Phone Res.Phon* 295-2378;=,. ,,. . ^295-3308 Office Houn: Mon. - Tues. - Wrd. - Fridaj 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 - 12.W ' V. ' Farm /Management CARLSON LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern on»*t0p Insurance Service ' Business - Home -Car * life 295-5955 P.O. Box 387 Sundet InsuranceAoencv" Complete Insurance: Service 118 South Dodge Algona, JOWB, Pftow 5^?4V RICKLEPS A OIIUAN INSURANCI AOINCY All TV*** ff ln»Mrin«« If5.5529 or Jf$-3IU AlOONA Doctors N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2814 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. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State A ^ Algona, Iowa Office Ph, 295-2828 •JICKSON 9 Bast State Street Phone 295-2198 9:00 am. to 5;QO p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoon* , W*N P, KQQI, „, u, Residency phone 2)95-5917 Physiciani and Surgeons ?2j»N, Dodge, Afco Office Phone "DR. DONALD J, KINOFULD *^^!VifVv ^^^I 108 So, Harlan, Pr. L L, fNYDIR 11$ Ea»t Sfete m. Dial 299-2111 Closed Saturday AHern«0ni Cr«4it Oi» J, I, HARRIS JR. Pentirt «22 « State St. Phone 295-2334 «JR. tmoy i Pen 111 N. Moore -,^m COUNTY ' ~~0£ ""••' ™" i V y *^W"r^^^ ^ ™» T-I-ffvi- Pi.J.Q-CI

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