Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 15, 1966 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 15, 1966
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•i" ounty Advance , Die, IS, 1944 ?- s of legislators ^ . » ^tir l\ 1 r I 1 r J *«,'< ^-' ", t A fine point was raised recently '•bout memibers of the legislature 'appearing before boards and commissions o'n-behalf of constituents or others. . , "V , Tlie problem in the ihstahce wak that of two members who are attorneys who In the course of their practice did appear on behialf of clients' for which the clients were charged. , , ---•> • The bad part seems to fae'^n the fact the work was done for pay rather than the appearance itself. This would 1& a'Deroga- tive mostly for lawyers. 'ANY BAR TO legislator's appearing before, boards and commissions;af; ttpista- , tors Would be wrong, tn the Vary nature of the work of legislators they are expected to mike pleas for their baliwicks. ^ ^ , ^ One of the most important things aoout any kind of state business is the; k^wiih^ who; W see about tlie .probleni aflttulfaV Usually legislators 'get pretty weil acquainted wit!: the workings of the various trtite de- partjments and know where to, go;to get the answers they want. ' '* "*j, «/'/ :• This is part of their work :and an tin,- poriant one in the realm of state gcfveitt- msn't because they-also bring diredtly to the board or commission the problems of the lofal groups. This ft real life 'expert. ence of value to the board W'commission'. HOWEVER THE PROBLEM of doing it for pay does raise a. not very goW image of the legislator. Without question in* many instances the client came; to the /person because he was a legislator.' , .' . ;THis means 'the post of legislator is b& ing used to the benefit of the private gain of trie member, something not conlemplat- ed in formation of governing bodies, though it may ,be ; widely practiced. < He only bad Ipart oif we entire ..__. ticl is that private gain is accepted based actiailly in fact on membership fn the leg- Lslrftare. : IN THE PRESENT incident the two leg- islitors are al*o party leaders in the two houses of the coming session Of the elgttla- turfe, They will have considerable influent in the passage of laws, and also of the appropriations for all of the agencies of the state. ' ' _" ; ''',lt can not be imagined that arty board or ibommission would be unaware of this, for fcoth arc well known and influential. And 'by thti sama token it is cisrtain the bo^rd or commission memibers wotJld lean over Backward to avoid offending them. ' This would amount to undue influence , even if the legislators tried to 'avoid the appearance of influencing 'because 'of their membership in the legislature. - 'jjfeANY LEGISLATORS art known as spokesmen on the floor/of various iritareste sua*i as farming, busihess, law, midicine, etc. Many are members of such 'profes- sioite! , feowever in their cases their status is woli. known and toiey are equals among e- quats. They are not'subordinate creations of 'he legislature/ which depend on the leg- Islaiuire for appropriations. When one spe'aks on the float has associates judge on the merits of his case, not ;'on the fact He is a legislator. He has no 4xtra leverage — in fact sometimes his remarks are 'discounted because he is a spokesman for a special interest. Jt's a touchy situation to determine when a person appearing befo're a board is ifefag undue influence, whether consciously or not. j Wire tapping dangers The fuss between J. Edgar Hoover and Robert Kennedy over wire tapping at times ' gets-into the music-comedy stage. 1 'The question of who-dun-it a(i*d why seems more important than-the fact such an investigation went on. • , ' It has been revealed that there is niore wive /tapping going on in 'the country than hat', been supposed. The situation ^as regard^ the .Bobby Baker 1 . case is,, being attacked by Baker as evidence being Msiett on wire tapping. "f It seems strange, but if such is the case it is possible Baker would get off soqtt free from shenanigans charged against him. / GENERALLY WIRE TAPPING is repugnant i'to the American theme of life. To sneak a tap on a person's phone just isil't cricket. The U. S. supreme, court has tax- en a dim view 'of evidence obtained by wire tapping and has knocked, out conviction* based'on information obtained by such devices. Usually it seems^wjre tapping is now used> to develop leads which ^will turn up evidence that is admissible in tourt.- However even here, if it can be determined the lead was obtained by wire tapping, the evidence can not be used, r ,- v •> ' '' The FBI has admitted to wire tapping but normally has confined it to instances regarding security or suspected spying activities. In the Hoover-Kennedy fuss it secnis there were V: '''' The question of racial ._ v drivers licenses has been raised! ai »'civil rights violation. This is a bit difficult to maintain for the information on the license is for identification only. And it would be proper in 'that connotation to have race designated. " , ' The real objection should be to tfve sneaky way in which, it is done, with a hidden numeral in a black spot.. Most people never noticed it But the Inclusion of 'designation of race is no more wrong than the require- meet of age of the applicant. Many people do not like to have their age given either, Pensions Powell Pension plans once started u«iaJ!y increased not only in the berfefits given but al3o in the amounts which have to |» cd^ lected to pay the daims. That situation is now becoming eMdeol in the Iowa Public Employes Retirement System known by the initials JPfSRS. Tfie system paw collects 3% per oewt from id employe's salary and the afency payf an additional 3% per cent The amount is collected^ Only on the firot $4800. It is advocated to collect on $6800. The additional 3% per cent to be paid by the agency, such as school^ cify, town, county, or state, wouW anwwinjt to some $2,800,000 additional a year. One of the problems with retirement systems and deductions from pay is the tendency of <ihe employe to consider only his take-home money as his pay. It is h«- mai. to discount what tlie employer has to pay in addition and to disregard the amount liken from salary. What a person. 1^ in his hand to pay his grocery Ml}, gent, clothing, an4 general living expense is "the important part. What • \ J i - -J ' - •• , i ,- " ' •<> . /: ' ' Auto accident problem a puzzler Crime ri^ at fast rate - W, e. J*rti*atn hi Peace offict M. i. CraMM Orov« At the rate traffic deatHi are piling up fti low* •** *etf 1« «*' ?wrt of the nation it is obvious that we have failed miserably in orir attempts to do something Wfth all the fine minds whith ar« primarily concerned -'WBl the problem and workinf constantly for a solution; Wih 111 the preventative stepsVwhkh JiaVe been taken, with all .the research which has been, and ft being done, with all the tjrfcty promotion which is Carried orl constantly, the question still remains "What?" What <Jan,/be doiie which will ba effective? It was thought that 100 additional patrolmen on Iowa highways' Would be effective. It has not' bean. Nor has the Voltimln< ous Amount of safety promotion —oh 'scat belts in particular. Somshow this message has just 'not reached the 'driving 5is 'fsayed" from.;his pay for future bene- I fitsJs one of those things V- not important fat the moment ,- V This leads inevitably to demands for more pay which means more in the hand to take home —.and also more deducted from the pay check, plus more to be paid by the agency. i: . '•'•' . ' • • ' ' • • .:;..,> •. One fact not always considered is the effect of inflation on the resulting pension, Dollars deducted from pay when the sys- teiu was started will be paid back in pen- «ioi)9 with dollai-s only a fraction of the value of the dollars 'originally paid in. The 100-cemt dollar has shrunk* in. purchasing power to some 40 cents or less. It become'a vicious circle of boosts in name only. Pension systems themselves are inflationary in nature. eluding the Bobby Baker case. • ; AVAILABLE NOW are many devices for getting a recording of private conver- sallohs, not only by phone, but also by picking up conversations in a crowdsd city hundreds of feet away. One,device can separate the converse- ,•• tioa of two people at a distance of many feef.' zeroing in on tlhe talkers and elimin- aftirtg other noise. In fact it is \ not necessary to actually connect a wire to a person's phone. Induced electrical current can be used in one new device. Bugging by concealed microphones is nothing new, but the bugs are much more sophisticated. Some have tiny batteries and are self-contained little broadcasting units, sending out conversations by radio to ' recording units tuned to that frequency. Some are so tuned that outside distracting noises are rejected and only human voices are accepted. Use of such devices should be restricted. They are not in the American way of life* in which a person is supposed to be 'secure in his home or office. The- attitude of Adam Clayton Powell, congressman from one of the New York City district^, on a television interview last week would indicate the congressman is not in the American, tradition. He charged the government for 150 plane trips from Washington to New York in two years, an average of three trips a week, to addition he charged the government for 60 trips to Miami in that time. He has not been a regular attendee at sejfions, has an absentee record of considerable note, and is under criminal contempt sentence in New York because o! failure to 'pay a court judgment. He contributes generously to a poor in> age of congress whjch seems strangely reluctant to discipline him. A proposal has been made to have vehicle tests at least once i year for all caw. This would be a good thing if tlie tests were extensive enough to discover hidden f*ult$. Two statM'bs Seem signifi-, cant to us. One: is that the majority of all fatal accidents 'occur within 25 miles of the victim's 'home. Second, a!n estimat- ed'40 percent of all 'traffic' fatalities could be prevented had tVm, T Mwmumm. wv» W^WriJl£ * J^CW* belt, not to mention the many more cases 'of serious injury v ;*£eh tould have been avoided. Yet so many people consider seat beks •* "only for long trips" and others 'sit on them all the time, , v ; There, We thinks tt the nucleus of the problem. You can't legislate caution arid good Judf- ' jrtent into a driver, NO law will make a person courteous on the load or skillful and quick-thinking in an emergency. You can't' 1 balance a law book; on his (or tier) shoulder to make sure he. (Checks on-coming traffic before pullfng out to past a truck or Mop 'him from Charging through a .blind nrral intersection at 60 miles ; an hour/ • Thisf a matter of (driver education and attitUde^ftow do you Accomplish this? Thousands of "people toish they knew. ' Perhaps we must continue to use totopJgap. methods as we are now -and concentrate on educating the new generation of drivers, through a mandatory driver's trailing, program as advocated by "some. The periodic re- eXaminatiXNi of licensed drivers also has Inerit. Every day we see drivers who are a potential .menace to everyone in front of them and yet they drive because they pass the .vision test and have the required amount of tnoney td buy the renewal, It is a proven fact that young drivers are involved in art disproportionate number of «cl- dents. They, have been given a privilege without full realisation <tf their responsibilities (A 'sit- uattoft ftot exclusive to them we quickly add.) " ' these beginning issued only — r „ 5 which could be revoked until they are 21 (or a year, whichever is greater) for one serious violation or two. Or three minor violations. This could also be applied to adults involved in a chargable accident or several moving traffic violations. Some proposals have been turned down because they are "too tough" but we think this may be the ultimate answer. We think it is pretty tough When someone dies because of the stupidity or lack of ability of someone else. '" Every day the court proves that the drivers on the streets and highways ark not going to meet the requirements by themselves. Somehow it must be done for them. , CV Jiftiitftn We've been scanning the tot test reports of the United SUtes Department of Justice. It show* by disclosures of Acting Attorn' ey General Ramsey Clark that crime in the United States rose 10 per cent in the fffst nine months of 1980,' *' ' t We dan't reproduce it,all. But summarised, the report shows afl of 8 per cent in murd- , toil'per «»t"e*ai toft*. rape, robbery arid aggra vated assult. Strange to say, the suburban areas continue to lead the upward trend in serious 'Crimes with a 12 per cent increase. The large cities of 100,000 and over, which are presumed, to be the hotbed of crimes, are up only 9 per cent. Another analysis shows, hdw- cver, that the largest increase in armed .robbery is noted in cities of 100,000 and oVer ( with 12 per cent. officers declare x that the continuing increase to crime will nev^f- be Jteited M court rutfftgs tend W the rights" of criminals. they point 6ut that the rights of polite and of the public seem to be subordinated to the so called rights of thugs and gangsters. . . It would appear to us that a r against crime should have preference to the ,much heralded war on poverty which appears to be getting nowhere fast. « s For adults C. P. Woods in Shtldon Mail Why all this talk, about lack of maturity in television programs? After all, one can, always identify adult TV presentations. They are the ones with the commercials for midriff bulge, deodorants and aspirin. < Editor has a bit of fun in ,i playing around With words Making a mistake Gordon Asagaartf in Lakt Mills Graphic We often use the names of animals and other 'creatures in conversation and the printed word. They're usually , used to convey the idea of similarity between them and the subject at hand. Mdrikey business means questionable and nonsensical- carryings on such as a monkey might be gtailty of. Puppy love is like the immature and twnporaryf affection of a changeable . little puppy;' • .. . :•••>•' '• ,./.:-4';' ; ' ...,-..'*?Are you a man or a mouse?" is a question meant to establish Whether the human, animal is brave and stable(of;if h§ ill like the quivering, frightened, little mouse. . C-I:,' ';• .,/,.. / ^' ;'.;•. if you have horse sense, you have common, every-day good judgment,like the plodding old ,,horse that can find h^ r ,iwi home without being guided.' , .You.can be sly as a fox, .but if you are foxy, that means something 'a little different. Gossips are accused of. be|ng catty and sometimes people pussy-foot around. Or they might even act kittenish, n That big, burley wrestler puts the bear hug on 'his opponent--; maybe that's 'one way of getting his goat. - ,lt's funny, but iff you are cowardly, you're called Chicken, but in the same family'is the rooster. If you're overly conii- dent paople call youS cock-sure. Books become d6g-eared and people sometimes have dogged determination. If you're not very garceful, someone might say you're like a cow. You might be snake-flipped or silly as a goose..' • • '•"" •. V-; Some things move at a snail's pace, but 'some are as swift as a: deer. And you've probably heard how someone''might wolf down .his food. ' jThe expression '^playing possum" comes from that little animal's habit, of. playing dead. If you'?e like^an Ostrich, you bury your head to realities. |A person could have swanlike grace, be lion hearted or gentle: as a dove. But if you . . '••.' •' ; •"• «« : . . •_•_ . *±L' ' > ~± '' JulmniiaU ... , tor companies name cars alter animals, the 'Cougars and the Mustangs. And there is the Barricuda, named alter the powerful and ferocious fish. A certain gasoline company claims to put a tiger in the 'tank. , j"Go ,to the ant, thou slug- gird," is the moral 'of the old fable. 'And, when you stop to think about it—it •makes a while 'of a tot pf sense. The problem for republicans C. P. Weeds in SheMen Meil Eeverone seems to be agreed that if the Republican party is to consolidate its gains or to go on to further successes, it will be necessary for the main factions:, in the party to get together either in harmony or at least in a sort of armed truce. It does not require any 'degree of deep thinkinfi to arrive at such a OQH- th'an ever if the G.O.P. is to continue on the long, long road back "to national power. Certainly, 1 it would be-ill-advised for'a 'conservative to now prac- tice''the'type of party disloyal- ity he once condemned in the other faction. Charlt* Davit in Iowa Falls Citiien As one of tlhe largest users,of printed material in Iowa, ttie State of Iowa — through its State Printing Board — -has decided to get into' the printing business in a grand manner. State Auditor Lome Worthirig- ton estimates that a sitatenSWn- ed print shop would save about $100,000 on legislative printing alone. And as might be expected, the state's printing industry is something less than •enchanted with the idea. . . .First, there's the argument as to whether the state should be in the printing business. The printers say "no." Of course, there are! precedents for the state invading an area of private business. Iowa's been 'in the liquor business for a goipd many years and does rather well with it..However, we really, don't see too much basis'-jfpr 'comparing ^bowse'iand 'printing' ; other than printers used to be rather notorious for their talents with the bottle. We'd also guess that' Auditor Worthington's figures are a bit out of kilter. There's just not much profit in printing for the st«ite. A good part 'of it Is put out for bids. And quite often the successful bidder is the fellow who, errs, in favor ,of the state When estimating his costs and ends up losing his shirt 'On the job. •-•'• •-.-•-•But this one argument we'll let the "fat cat" Des Moines printers handle, They get most of the work, anyway. Fujnther- more, we'll bet that the Printing Board has some second thoughts when it begins the pij> cess of finding competent, skilled printers to run all of that new equipment. Looking wlucit has always appeared to be the only one for success in any kind of undertaking. ^ • However, the situation in the Repubucan perty remains »t del.- icate one. It is easy, for example, to go along with the assumption right now that Romney seems to be the candidate most likely to succeed. H is not easy, on the other hand, for a conservative Republican to ;forget that Romney did not ihow party loy»My w ttie pwty'i choice of Goldwater W lii rt«R' inee in ttfe b*t Prei^ntial election, . When Romney failed to gwe Goldwater hi* backing lie helped set a precedent w& will tpki a good deel of broadnMnded- ness to overlook, in case Romney succeeds in becoming the party's choice in M next election. , f , It was certainly Romney's privilege as a citizeiv to cwiduct Jumself as he did in ttw (Joid- water case. Whethapr it was his privilege as » patiy leader to so conduct himfltil w another matter. Jfe'wipj considerably out of the individual class in that regard, both ui prestige gnd in influence. Appeals for party harmony do not carry $» weigh! they should when they come from men who have themselves failed to supply harmony when it w$s badly needled and v" they were in a position to ply that harmony. In spite of §11 tis, or „_, perhaps, tec^uie of it, psirty cooperition is now nee4«4 more Dressing V C, P. Weeds in • . Sheldon Mail We were brought up with a sudden start the other day up-. on >re*4uig the itatement that when people of the future look back to the prasejnt decade, they will recognize the music- making of the Beatles as "the sound of the Sixties." If this doesn't give you pause for thought, what does? •Add to this the other, consid- erajrfy more , vital matters Which the future will attribute to Jftcee current ten years of omri--"the rioting*, the nv trUmee, the assassination of a. Pr^Bdent, the frustrating wfer in Viet Nam, and we mutt ad- mi| it is anything but a pretty ' "wpe.we afe handing down to successors. Not in good taste Bill Maurcr in Laurtnt Sun We Waded tlie wind-up machine the other day for a big trip to ^the souithern poverty belt of the Hawkeye state to see com s%ll in t|e fields, bales |(0^n«. where »thie baler spW them out, and long lines in front of the relief desks, To the country from whence the Irish one was snatched. To an 'education. On the art of making dressing- The Irish one's mother really knows how to whip up dressing to make it taste hkedFessing, and ft was sometliing ,-'f ^e, all hope the good wi|e witched closely and learned weft. How to make dressing that «. Not too long ago the kid sister WM over for supper, and the Irish one had whipped up some leftwef ^rkty, and along with it dressing— she called it. The bujlflinger demonstrated to his younger sister how the couW jbe formed in g l, 'ind then bounced Weft men and w»fl»ei» M, leg Bv ** si}ly witty look inger w*nted to « *U it "drippy dressing," "™t ,.M.^..fT*^.. J l .'From nw pn> tt» „. - J " chow th»t drefisiiig down M loved it; mm H it $m , _ 'hji re*r molars owt by the root*. . - A L 0 O N A KOSSUTM COO NTT ADVANCE Mondays and Thursdays, Julian ChrlJthillts. Published'by ft>« Advance PublithiiM Co.. Mondays offices .and -shop/ 124 ;North Thorinoton St., Aloono, Iowa. Editor and publisher, Doane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, . NATIONAL NEWS P AM I .<.,., ADVAMCI lUilCBirtlOM «ATI '' • 'One Year in County and ,to nearest post, office, outside of .County —$5.00 Six months -in County and to- 'nearest post office ----—'. 13.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s ....$7.00 All rights to matter 'publhinM 'in the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, including news, feature, advertising or other, v and reproduction In any manner Is'prohibited except by written permlsilon of the publishers of the:/Algona Kosiuth County Advance in each instance. All manuscripts, articles or pictures are sent at the owner's riik. 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 Air Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge ph. 295:2735 : . jj ____ • '' '•'•'.•' ' '^ '••;-.-' )'- _•'•'*' ' '*»','"-, BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Hail Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home— Autopibbiler—Parm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ov«r $)02,000,000 worth of inturanc* in fore*. A hem* Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scufffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY , For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other '. Forms: Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herb* RICHARD A. MOEN Reoresentine ,\ FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern ene^fep Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore MonJ - Wed. > fti 9 a.m. - 5 pm, Phone 29541*71 .-. _ i • • ' ' DR. M. R. BAtnWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phon* 295-2378 ; ' \?»5-330ft "Office Houwr Mon. - Tues. - Wf-4. - Frldvf 8:30 - 5:W Thursday and Saturday 8:30 Farm 'v Management CJiRUON MANACIMINT COMPANY UVi H. D«4fl« Ph. sts-aiti LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors 295-5955 Ufe P.O. Box 837 Suhd*t Insurant* Ao«ncv Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge Ajgoni, Iowa Phone 5-2S41 A OIILAN INSURANCI A01NCY All TvMtstf liwurtnef Ph. 2?I491t« n . > ALOONA KBNEFICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State, Office Phone 295-J5353 . Residence Ph. 295^2614 MELVIN O. BOURNI, M. D. Physician ft Surgeon 118 No, Moon St. • Office Phone 295-2345 Residence ph.. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M.D. Clinic Bld«. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa ,. ?h, 205-2828 Or, HAROUO W, WKKION JOHN M, KHUTTIR, M, D. Eyes Rumbled, Cxmtaet, , Residence Phone 205-2335 l>ns^,^^|JMd2Wifl. "?&>lS8|,lLOr 5wl^J5L»t£i ResJdtiWe Phone 295/5917 HOU« yff ..ifSToo p.m, 'SlVMS ? 8S5 i Closed Saturday Afternoon* Jg,£' p ^'-A}Wna DR. DONAUD J, KINWIUO OptometrW Vltual AnalytU and Visual Training DentNta on. |, B, HAMIS 108 SQ. Harlan, AJgoii 295-3743 Ptione 295-2334 113 Ewt St»to St. Wai 295-2715 Closed Sjfafdjy Aft»rt>ooni i, Rwttel . Howe Si Phone mmi C1IDIT 00.5. MMMMiiMIMMMIMHHM>MMHHMIitMM»»

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