Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 21, 1966 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 21, 1966
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A I' II M Kqssuth County Advance j ^A ^»AJt i i ,a> A JL< k THURSDAY, DlC. 22, 1966 Johnson gets notice One of the most amazing developments in recent political history is the tremendr" ^us slump in the popularity of President Johnson. ' • . ' ; , \ , The meeting of 18 democratic governor* in which Johnson, was soundly :criti- ciased was more than an attempt to place blame-for the recent election losses by the democrats. It .was a notice to Johnson to „ shape up or he Would have plenty of'trou- bl* in 1968. . ; There are . some political 5 observers who think Johnson lias given up, on 1968, but it is plainly evident JoJinsjpn, and his family enjoy hugely the limelight and tie won't give it up for any light reason. ' „ HTHE METHODS; of operation when Johnson was 'majority leader 1 in.,the senate do,' Moot work the same .way; when he is president. The cute little aisdes, the sneaky way of handling appointments to keep everybody off base, and some downright petty, falsehoods have led people to distrust ;lum. . ..'. . ;...,... . ;'.' •, , ..7 ;,,.-:.- ' This means those who do not read the pundits on the editorial, pages 0? the columnists. It means the average citizen who saw Johnson blithly deny on television) lie intended to make a campaign trip when everyone knew he did plan one — tlhis citizen tells himself in plain language the president was a liar in this instance. I Johnson is somewhat; of an egotist whq |ms$$fiiisd no-faiiljt in himself|bu{ffpinjJ5 bli»ne;?Qn others who> vare patently not guilty. ..••" " •"•'" " ; , v. •; • THE RESIGNATION of mite House aides in the years Johnson has been presi- dent, the recent resignation of Bill Movers, and a general: loss of morale of the administration .help point up a surprising lack . of confidence in the head man. > There is general dissatisfaction with the conduct of the Viet Nam war and an uneasy feeling generally that the public is not being told the truth about that unhappy situation. • . ?i;,V'^^:/1 u c ; ; .,;, The Bobby Baker scandal and the TFX charges seem to have been whitewashed to vthe ..average citizen, There's chatter in Texas/about a television station in Austin. The continual appearance of Johnson on every .excuse into television, news broadcast!} made people tired of him. ,', WHILE THE OPEN criticism of Johnson was mild in the report 1 Governor Hughes gave of the meeting the very fact it was made, and made publicly, testified to some intense bitterness among the democratic .governors. ",•' " •' •' •-• ;••• '-••••••• • ••".The governors are closer to the people than the president, and it is no secret the county chairmen and lower officials in Mine state set-ups are deeply worried over Jemocratic prospects. They took a shellacking last November. They feel another is in the offing in 1968 unless Johnson, gefc off his high,horse. , And the new book on 'the assassination, even, if it is supressed by court ac. tioii, has let enough slip to destroy a Johnl^on^mage of thi^ humble' man at Dallas. > The suggestion he took,over the presidential plane, apparently rather arrogantly doesn't set good. The governors are right. Flap .. The flap over the contents of the new l>ook on the assassination of President Kennedy has already caused so much curiosity that |ts importance in the overall picture is grossly exaggerated. It is evident the Kennedys do not like the way the book turned out, And it is also evident; that Bobby Kennedy is concerned about the publication now because of possible< effect on future political ambitions. The truth is the contents are going to be leaked out now. The appetite of the public has been whetted. One leak was in a talk by Bennett Ctepf who was innocent of any inteptional breakuig of faith. Trying to supreSjS the book now, even after many revisions have been made, merely creates an irresistible demand it be published. Maddox «s amply evident the man whg got votes for governor in. Georgia will e governor. R^pu^l^R (Sagoway got vote® tfean Democrat Maddox. How- eyer he dj4 njo| get a m§ |<jpty. m& rejj di ttie paf| of Ml tot spwtliern $te^, 'Jhf did not wanted, for governor. They wouldn't vote republican, 1 So these dissatisfied' democrats wrote in the name of the retiring governor. There were enough write-ins to keep Callpway from having a clear majority as demanded by the 'Georgia constitution. In such an event the Georgia constitution provides the election should be made by the legislature, as usual heavily democratic. They wpulfl no more vote for a re^ publican than the devil, in fact would probably prefer the latter if they had to take. a choice. Thus the second man in popular vote will be named the governor of Georgia. The chief claim to fame of Maddox to date has been his stand against integration when he equipped his restaurant wWh axe handles for customers to use on Negroes. And when faced with a court order he sold J4s restaurant rather than comply. He ran frankly as a segregatuHtist, and while Qalloway was more mild in his segrei- gataonist stand, Calloway was a liberal in comparison. The Georgia legislature is unconstttu- tionjal but has to reapportion thjs spring. The supreme court in effect ruled it was a de facto legislature and though Rxaiappor- t|ojj«d did have the duty to m^ke 1fo& s&- Jectiojii ipder Georgia's constitution for the present. to vote for him, apt because of his afainri but hfiCJaUSfi thfiV HiH - ***Mf*H'Wp wsmwr •iji.wvji.M ^npiw %F*Sfy- r WWp HP! feel hu was tbe. kind of 9 wan they It seems Jimmy Hoffa, has fioally come up to the buzz saiw and wpl jb%ye I^Q j^rve out his term in prison for jury tampering. He still can delay the fatal day when he enters the orisoui, hut jit looks now that it will merely be a delay. Education guidelines a mistake Wlwt ** ri g^- fi g hter8 on ' . ^^?> . t r 4h •* . ^6. * } 4 Jtt (Noll Matiror In , LaiiroAi Sun) tt is regrettable, in our opin> ion, that the Iowa State Education Association ha& see** fit to ifttere iti the relationship be* tween teachers and their local communities throughout the state. We refer, of course, to the "guidelines" announced last week in which ISEA urged local affiliates to obtain an unrealistic 15 per cent' increase in salaries. Everyone would like to haiye more pay each year. That includes farmers who may "hit the jackpot" one year and "lose their shirts" the next, and business men who are finding the profit margin, narrowing even as gross business increases/ We can find no fault with' the desire for, more pay, but believe this dictation from, a state organization' may 1 have some urt- ' desired results, In the Laurens Community 'School district, fof instance, we elect a capable board of education to set policies and em" ploy a superintendent. With the board's Approval, he hires teach' ers and administers the school, There is little, if any, interference from the public—no or* ganizAtitm of parents trying to tell anyone now to run'the School. Teachers are given an opportunity to live normal lives as normal individuals which is a situation that does not exist in all communities. And the board has been extremely fair in establishing salary schedules With reasonable adjustments each, year. The Laurens school system has had no, trouble hiring faculty members, and many teachers continue on, in ; their positions over a period of years. These are good indications thai v/orking conditions for teachers are favorable. If teachers are going to or- ganiae and make salary demands/ with the bucking of a state organization, perhaps it's time for parents and taxpayers to organize and offer their support to the school board they have elected. Perhaps there should be demands for more attention to teacher qualifications and .higher standards, elimination of faculty members who do not "measure up," and more attention from the public to the day-to-day operation of the school. Frankly, we ihavec o}nplete confidence in our school board and our school staff—we don't •believe iti 'interfering. We believe we have an excellent school, system, and we'd thank the ISEA to keep its long nose out of it. oyes qjf Reagan statemeiit Protect on '.'"•: : '••••• : protest • - ' • ' ' ,* ".' 'f• . . i i -•'••, rioters, at university (|»aul Smith in r , Rock Rapid* Roportor) We have a number of '•r-eser- vations in ! ^r mind about Ronald Reagan, who has" been elected governor of California 1 , He may turn out to be that state's finest 'governor^— and ! Ji^ 'could be one of the leading candidates for the presidency a (few years hence. "' .,' 7;;^, .-•.;•; ''.":•' ..,. with him wholebeartetll^--it is, t'ime, for the students ; in some of our colleges and universities to start "toeing tHe, mark" of! get out of" school. The Butter ridiculousness of let/ting students tell university administrations how they shall operate, goes beyond the realms of common sense into the realms of complete fantasy. ' Reagan's statement issued recently in connection with, the strike by students at the .University of California was as follows: "In all the sound and fury at Berkley one voice is missing. Artd since it is the voice of those who built tfie ; university and pay. the entire cost of its operation, it's time that voice was heard. • - , "The people of California pro-, vide free' access to an education unmatched anywhere in the world.'They have a right to lay down, rules and a code of conduct for those who accept that gift, .,-•';;';,. : >: ; "No one is compelled to attend the 'university. Those whio do attend should accept and obey the prescribed rules or get out," ••-.I'->•••-..•••:••'-!:i\ .;•'• ;••"• Iowa has far less thaii its share of'the screwballs—-but we have some. Grinnell college students who pulled that "sitrin" or whatever they called it, they wanted the right to rewrite the college rules against girls going to the boys rooms, etc., certainly, need to have a spanking and be sent home. I At the same time they ought to kick a few of those so-called professors right out of town at Iowa City. The right to dissent is a very precious right—-but it has its penalties when the dissenters insist on violating establish^ authority, s Reagaii is one hundred per cent rijght '<• in his statement sjbout the rights of the folks who are paying the bills. We're all for him i^^it;situation. i:i :,; to eiijoy the winter '•• '' ' j *^ r'-' J \ (W; C. Jtrnafjin in Storm Lake jR«gitt*r) Christmas is just around the corner, and if you wonder why so much of your; shopping and last minute errands "must be done in blustery weather, don't forget, that old ^iha»; 'winter appears on the scene officially just three days before Christmas, — December 22. Since we cannot all, escape to Wappier climes, evert if we so desired, How is the time to check again on, preparations for living comfortably through the short bleak days that lie ahead. *. How is the family car? The 'tires ishould be in good shape chains should be ,carried, ante- freezie should be checked along with windshield wipers, <Ughts, heater, etc. ,! Leaving' the canfor a moment, next on the list should be the fuel supply, protection of house! plumbing against freezing and (pecking .of furnaces, flues alnd chimney^ Haven't we all heard the chilling sound of a siren in the middle of a -bitter cold night? . .,: ,There is nothing like the security of a warm fire and perhaps a little popcorn on a coW ctork .-evening, when old man winter is howling around the eyes of your home. You may as well relax with a good book and onjoy it; For most of us, summer is some thousands of miles away — somewhere to the South,, where whirling snowflakes .neyer brush the palms and silver beaches with winter's mantle. tough on violators' (C. P. Woodt in Sheldon Mail) ; The lord ..knows there .are enough. things • currently facing the world to warrant a great deal of protest, but it seems to us that even a protest should be liandled in a reasonable manner; in fact, it would appear only just that the more outrageous the matter being protested against, the more intelligent should be the form of the protest: : .•;'':". .: • • But what is the obviously most popular method currently .being used to register protests? Going about unwashed, slovenly and, if a male, bearded. Thie female protesters evidently compensate for their lack of beard-growing ability by not combing 'their locks. In what a poor spot this places the human race! Two of the gr^at triumphs of primitive man,, it would seem to us, were his initial victories over dirt in its various manifestations, and in hds first decision to take Himself out of the wooly classification of animate life by get, ting rid s of overgrown beards on '"the'men -and 'iong> lanky, unkempt hair flowing from" their heads to their heels on the women. The victory has not always ' been a certain one in either case, due to a bit of style-conscious backsliding now and then in a couple of centuries, but in general the triumph over dirt and general untidiness has been one of the race's greater achievements both from a scenic and atmosphere standpoint. In protesting the failings and fraiUties, the wrongs and the wretchedness of life, why add to the general sense of misfortune by this type of demonstration? It's a pity the protest ringleaders didn't take the other direction and come up with the idea of registering protest against 'the general unpleasantness of the situation by deciding to become immaculate instead of messy, smooth instead of shaggy, , ' (M. B. Cr<bbfin Etfllf Grovt £•«!•) We were interested in the editorial last week by Ty Robinson discussing highway safety and the growing death rate on our highways. The editorial suggest* that it is perhaps time to adopt a "tougher" attitude toward chronic violators of traffic safety rules, We agree with that idea all right but suggest that it is difficult to get people to regulate themselves to a democracy where the laws are passed by the people. ~ '* We have just finished a 3300 mile trip through the east and south of which about half was on inter-state or toll roads with two strips of paying with only one way traffic on them. And we would like to suggest that we think, the one biggest step that we dan take to promote highway safety is to provide more of these one way highways. Fatal and bad accidents on these highways are a rarity and when they do happen almost always it is the fault of one or mofe of the drivers. Improving the conduct and judgment of drivers is going to be difficult and will be a problem always with us, But we can improve our highways. It will be costly but it wiU save more lives thaii any other program aimed at highway safety. Silence on lunatic fringe (C. P. Wood«in Dailey of Chicago re, directed a word of crit- .ioism toward -tt»e najtion's news media that deserves serious consideration, He said, "There seems to be UtUe hesitation in exposing to a vas* pubjip (those) splinter, frtvojouj, and jyre- spoii^ble individuals who, in many jnsj^nces, represent groups so small ui number us to be praotLcally nonrepresenta- of public recognition^ while others htvt rcomm«jd>4 the pubhcity "because they carried a picket sign, laid dam in the or violently caused a Radio prejei»j: g fair eva> tion of the complex isgue in miijiifes,. Thfretojre, 944. ed Mayor p^y^ they apply the standard "Wlere is faction?" con^ct, And what is even' more die- 9 given: to tf"* • hjiteytj - : '^f ko<iks, 904 the pgycfa-QjtiiCS- • • «' sons who 'h»ve (jtedjcjted lives to thft raiiMt of awl riAta & "*^- - L - ^W^ -l^^^P ?*SP5PBF^ 3PS ^Hr*Wr TwI^HIBP ^w never received «a iot» iou-s Worrying too soon (Paul Smith in Reck Rapicb Itoporttr) Republicans who are already worrying about their candidate for the presidency in 1968, we won-ying altogether too soon. If the Viet Nani situation and the inflation tarend in this coun^ try continues—it doesn't make a lot of ddffeirence who the GOP candidate is—he will win, On the cjther hand if the Viet Nam war is wound up without our side taking too bad a licking in the settlement, and if Mr. Johnson can get the inflation, under control and stops the reckless wave of spending by the government, which seems to have official approval—then he won't be defeated—<uid again it wont make any difference whom the republicans nominate. What we think should be done is for the GOP to do such a goo4 job with the state government whic|i they con&oj, and in the congress, where they will l^ve jnppe e^fectiye niioir, ities, ; that the people, wi» simply vote in evfyy area, ^ rj? As. far as we are concerned, vt work an4 inf m mwwe* of better • .„ •.fhgGOPhBsjplen- ty of good tjmfeer for top jobs 1 "" t Johmofl's performj *9tfLP _. T - ^OUIMB CM- v«a"- cisive. * r A * college campuses there for? (tot OaHtfhif In If e*iporUf announcers tod erstwhile Hollywood actor ftofr aid Reagan (oh, yea, also California governor*lect) aspires to national, political prominence, he can just about resign himself to the fact that he's lost the beatnik vote., Already. He was pretty abrupt weekend i California last the University of students who are making a cause celebre of the fact that university officials permitted "the enemy" (as personified by a Navy, recruiting officer) to operate openly ON THE CAMPUS. By the interpretation this was conceived by the embattled students as an infringement of THEIR rights, w,e can't, understand — and apparently Mr. Reagan couldn't either. He forth-rijghtly advised the un- protestors to abide by rules aet Up by the University authorities of get the heck off the campus. - •' The incident was bound to ctll to lowanft' minds the some* what similar fooferaiW that lately occured on the GriMell col* lege campus (Ye Ed's ftlma mat* er — a fact he sometimes tries determinedly to forget); Schoolmates, were up in arms because three students were given the boot because two coeds spent a night in the apartment of two male students living off-campus. One 'of the girls wound up on a psychiatrist's couch, which earned her leniency from the administration. Sometime we're going to sit down in a secluded corner and try to figure out to our satisfaction what these right-fighters are on our campuses for. It can't be for an education; not when they already know it all. A L N A K 0 I I U T M 0 M M T T D V A v M € • ".'•"-• Published 'by 'th« Advance Pubtlihlna ; Xo.. Mondoyi and Thursday*,* offices and shop, 124 North: Thoring ton St., Aiaona, Iowa. 50511 Editor and publisher, Dudhe E. , Dewel, Monogin9 •Editor, ' Julian ChrlsehillM. « w , , A One Year in,County and.to rieareit post office outside of County ...$5.001 Six months' in County, and to' nearest post-office -....L .....113.50 Year outside County,,and to; other than nearest outside/P.O.s .—$7.0Q . All right* .to .matter published in ,tht 'Moono Kossuth County Advance are, reserved, including newi, feature, advertising or other, and reproduc- ~°i?i- tL any * TIP""?? '••• PWhibltdd except; by .written permission of th«, publishers 4 of the. Aloono Kosiuth CoUnty .Advance in each instance. All manuscripts, articles or plctUre«Vore 'sent, c at the owner's risk. Insurance AL60NA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All IJnes of Insurance . 206 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Ones of Insurance 109 North Dodge ; Ph. 295-2735 : - BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 8 North Dodge St. ' • • Hail Insurance . . Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ov«r f lOTXWO^OOO worth of Inturaneo In fore*. A homo Company,/ Safe, securo. : Lola. Scuffhim, Socy. HERBST INSURANCE Investments - Chiropractors • DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. • Wed.-VIM. 9 a.m. - 5 pm Phone 2954871 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone ; > Res. Phono 295-2378 ,295-8306 Office Houn: Mon. - Tues. - Wad. - Frld» 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday 8:30 -12.00 Farm Management CARIMN MAMA4IMINT COMPANY '' llVi N. Dwlflii Mb MI-1M1 For Auto, - House, Household Goods, 'and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ttd S. Horbtt RICHARD A. MOBN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern onM top Insurance Service Business . Home • Car • life 295-5958 F>0. Box 887 Sundot Inturanco Atoncy Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodge . Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEPS 1 OIELAN INfURANCi AGENCY All TypM of Wi, .WWilf-~tr ALGONA Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contiot Unsef, Heaiing Aid 9 East State Street Phone 295-2191 Houn 9:00 am to 9;00 Closed Saturday Afternoons PH. DONALD J. KINGPIILD LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management is Good Business 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors _ JOHN N. KENEPICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN 0. BOURNE, M. D. Physidan & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2845 Residence Ph. 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M D, Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, KHUTTER, M. D. Residence Phone 298-2835 . KOO^M.D. Phone 296-591? Contact 108 So. Htrtan, Aliont 29^3743 Mm »• Dodgo, Algoiit Office Phone Jf5.J409 Dentistg OR. J, i, HARRIS JR, 622 St. Phone 298-2334 113 East Stete St. Wai 295-2715 , Saturday A«»n>oont Credit Service* CRIDIT LEROY I. 5TROHMAM Dentist 11« N. Moore St. Phong 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, * r»;w-wi». • **r-v t 9 *" 3^0 -W^C of years wgl be de- COUIITY Collectiv* Service Fact bitt mm • , i,

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