Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1966 · Page 12
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Legislature's , • T l <v\ ' \ f fi V v. • i ",,\ 'X ' i', '• This coming session of the legislature will have, all the usual old problems plus a •number of new ones peculiar'^to this session. "TwO of t ihe,new problbms|wiU;be the; distracting -of multiple representative counties and the disposing of th^siirplufi In the^stato treasury. *fy f,\& •> .Partisan politics will raise its ugly head In Jhe districting problem, and it is avgoixl 1 question whether the legislature eari really cothe up with a plan./ ' " , . ^1' . HCR is highly probable the legislature delegate that miserable chore :to a ems ion composed^ of Iowa leaders phis, sonie old hands who are former legislators iamiliar witli the pull of poltitics. , : DISTRICTING is required % .a. etate supreme court ruling in, Polk county. Polk has, five ' senators 'arid' 11 representatives, nqw electexl.at large v The 1969 election W£B:the last^laj-ge, and thatfouaiy must bo divided into district* so voters can vote in"' 1988 for only one 'seniator arid one representative. ', , t ( - • - r > /• ( • ' * The supreme, court decMon.did not re~ J! TtrioUog^fh; ottier, mult^le.repre- counties^ahdlsoihe'factionCare resisting districting, particularly ,ithe ; labor > Uf^ons in. counties, -where the 'Unions have power to elect all members of. that - 1 - l^owevw•# is-beHewd -o>iWcting ^rv>...J_»^l-~ "i^. n|] Ak.. 'Ul.il^«l^ «.^.._ , wiH'tt» required in all the .multiple' oowir ttes t 'in the futujre" and .tfie^o^^niightjU^t '''At yMkBwtrkimjai^w** n£ T-s^iuMk 1 ftHm* Lhi^^w a--!l? i j — — A. A computer at Iowa City has b*S4vset to work to come up with a plan based on -Aiting precincts and population.- ft could be U»e basis for V**U ^ aot polittc.1, ' 1 , THE BOARP OF REGENTS, board of Control, conservation commissiofi, and other departments .are looking -at the bonanza , of ,money brought'in by the double collec- tion'of, income < taxes'during 1966'With a view of ''getting our share" of that money for projects. • • ' < l 'The Regents have plans for extensive JyuUding; at Iowa City, -Ames, Cedar Falls, etc., tlie State schools under their control. There is ialso a move to tap the cadi for a . "'new college, in western Iowa. The board of ', cwitrol, which manages the prisons'and .. piate'mental hospitals also have great plans lor using surplus''money. The oonserva- '" Uon commission, not to be outdone, has , some projects in the mill. .' : \ Most of, the projects of each board are , worthy, but each, seeks to make its program more worthy than any other. Some ", come'under the "must", heading, but the ., ."must" also depends on just who is making the pitch 'for the funds; . - THE USUAL GREAT TALKING about lax revision will be, heard with a desire to do something about property tax relief. : . However the chances are that property taxes will stay about as f they are for local ; heeds. -• ' ' \ However the state itself sees a demand for more state services and an increased tax income. There are proposals for a higher sales tax, perhaps three per cent, plus extending the sales tax to services now exempt such as leg'al fees, doctor's fciUc, and higher rates on income tax. ' The ptate can supplement local pro- .jects to gjve more money for local needs, such, as schools, and keep local property taxes at their present level — it i* hoped, All these will be controversial and the lighting will get bitter at times. And added to the woes of the legislators will be the bugaboo qf legalized racehorse betting, revision of .the liquor laws. It'll be an ouchy session. Circle up The tax for social security goof again. It will now be 8.8 per cent, h»lf taken out of employe's charts i»4 tj» Other half paid by the emptyyer. '^ There are now 11.5 million p«tir«4 peopl^ getting social security checks, plm f»,g millipn dependents, and m addj^onlij one, Bullion who are disabled- This m»kes million people now on social security More taxes cause a^' incre#«e In the cost of prodiuetion. which must be passed on in higher selling prices which inflation. a vicious circle. Impractical Legislators and Iowa hjive b^en c|te a lack ' good college at While area pride may be admirable toe state phould take a good long look at the future, before jumping into such a pro* poaal, T^e establishment of the area junior CPUpses and vocational schools now in*** way in Iowa may make such » new coil*«e a bit impractical. The institutions Iowa has at Iowa City, Arooj «n4 Cedar Palls need building up «r»til would seem. * ^ Unfortunate One of the more unfortunate effects of recsmt furpr over the new book on the Kennedy assassination is H indicates the hjJo gf Jtpkie Jfennedy is sipping. With very few exceptions the people of @u> country, *nd fhj woyld |ji -'ifa admired tlie "my she accepted the fr and proudly wept about the somber ness of burying a presideftt-hysband. , She is hmm after all, ajod most not lilte it turn out to have feet of da $@§P} lo, be § wfta in Omaha •** f*t«Mpl»Slfc words in impact also TBBPUB m mfa K'e ill rejeetiotts * ' " i*»i j ^^^..tt^^_ ^toi*ii Tne repon cow P , If&aLiMliu 'OS^JL^Ajk iiii'-iii^ . , AerniQuy ,_c*ninii,,iie,: per' mtttw to oWcure the history ha« right* >hich take pwtedenw ov«f in the current troubles . nedy family Is .having With .the publication of author MaiicheB- ter's book on the assassihatlon. As we understand it, Manchev . ier secured his information for ' : the book in great part directly from the Kennedys and others personally involved; M history, such sources, are termed "primary sources", and are considered ithe most important of all in .the preservation of history, the transmitting of one era's, story -to posterity. , , It is.. understandable that the Kennedy family finds many, many* details of this tragic event a most heavy burden; if they were an average family, having had ily otK* abthdonis private for public life, they tnUst be prfi, pared to lose their rights of privacy, inawmkih M the detail of their life or'death are then in the public domain. There would probably be some people Who would be willing to sacrifice '• history i» 'having no particular Value. We think it il hardly necessary to say that the great majority of people are well aware of the great power and value of history to humanity, In- , dividuals involved in the great happenings of • history r should not be permitted to extract from that history detailed or.,whole sections that are personally painful to them. , - ; If this has been done in the past, as it probably has in an unknown number of cases, it is highly Unfortunate, because that has .., Such *impte storte have fro great bearing on hturtinity, of course, but they oV point up in our dully life how diffkaUH it is to secure -accurate irifofmitton end report it correctly* Mow much more difficult it it , to Secure accurate information, com- pkke iriform*tion, and report It correctly when It involves great events, particularly if the individuals directly involved ire permitted to extract from the account* information ( they wish withheld! , - ,'r. It is< extremely obvious that if we want to preserve a country's history, it must be a preservation of truth and of all the truth available. .Anything else is more in <the< nature of myth than history; And is not worthy of pas- 16wa kids the nailon in A lot (^andbnce again the kxlettiMp seems .eertJIiM W the report ju«t issued from the curgeon general of the army, in thU report Iowa was shown to te of young pre-lmlucti rnental examinations under .inYieehis M »»« o...^~ v ~jr yoUng men •re smarter and better balanc- any ed, | than7 are the other state. I That fleets oh a better re- life, a ' *' " • ,» .- / ; ~ ™~ wij, •iiu JO nut .wui means the accounts of the past sing on, to .posterity. 1UCIUIO i VU •* iwciltv* uvaiww "»v» m better school situation, and a belter community environment the official report'sliows that only* 5.2 "per'cent'ot-,those, low- ans taking the tests .failed to pass. ' Ai the.'other end of the list' was'.South Carolina, where 48:2 per- cent of those tested flailed to pass. Lak of confidence shown Reid dodgies ' c. v^ • > •'' '• i "' by public iii Supreme Court d «g hou ?? (W. C. Jarnagtn ifi Storm L«kt Pllot-Trlbon*.) It makes little or no difference to the U: S. Supreme court how the public feels about some of the decisions of recent months which are declared to flavor criminals and 'make their arrest and conviction more difficult! The justices are appointed for life. , The voters havenlt an opportunity to cast ballots either for or against .them, It is interesting to note that a recent Harris survey shows the public refuses to give a vote of confidence to this highly controversial arm of the government, i The answers indicate a .negative feeling by more than half of those polled. The "popular" verdict showed that the American people are not in sympathy with -the higher-ups by an "average vote of 52 to 48. The question submitted was "How would you rate the job of U. S. Supreme Court has 'been doing — excellent, pretty good, only fair or poor?" The answers were tabulated. We'haven't space to go into different categories. But as we said before, the general response was in the negative. The average opinion in \yhat we regard as the most control versial holding of recent months was that the court has gone too fer in flavoring the 'criminal class. With crime increasing as it is, making it more difficult to convict crooks is vital to the •safety of the American public. Rest stop could ! bfe a hazard (C. P. Woods in Sheldon Mail.) Recent references to vandalism in the newly constructed rest stops on the Interstate Highways in Iowa point up that'these places, might;-gery-welL grow into distinct hazards for travelers 'on the more lonely • stretches. Isolated, without caretakers; at periods of slack travel ,they could become possible scenes of robberies or worse. It still appears to us that a system of service station - restaurants located on the Interstates would be a sensible idea, from several standpoints. Incorporating the necessary rest stops with such station-restaurants would not only eliminate the vandalism which always happens at un- watdied points, but would mate safe stops for travelers instead of possible hazardous ones. • . In addition to this, location of such services actually With direct access from the Interstates, would do away with the considerable delay experienced in us- ing the long exit and access roads to the services«now operated off the Interstates. \ There will be other hazards on these fine new highways, par- as fierce as they were in pioneer days. Autoists, ill-prepared for long walks in even mildly bad weather, would find even a short struggle through a buzzard impossible, and the long struggle which would be required on some stretches of the Interstates fy reach ahy shelter completely unthinkable. There are not even scattered farmsteads within -sight 'of most of the-'Interstate routes. The. Interstate System 4s a remarkably fine one.' It is worth the tremendous amount of money 'it is costing. More, money should be spent in providing safety features for autoists using them, including such man-. ned stops as we have mentioned and increased-patrols. Bounty hunters for poverty? . (Noil Mauror in Laurent Sun.) Local "anti-poverty" agencies in Iowa are being encouraged to become "bounty hunters." The War on Poverty is now offering these agencies a 'bonus of $25 for each young lowan recruited for the Job Corps, Aim is to enlist more than 1,200 within the next six months. Officials of the U, S. Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) point out that only 218 lowans have been recruited for the Job Corps during the last $ months, Christmas present! (BiU Miurtr in L«ur*nt fun.) The buUflinger's mind has been in an uproar lor some time, trying to figure out what the Irish one might like for Christmas. It's a losing b*ttl«, Tte bull- fUnger's mind ctoew't fuuction very wfll, end whw it conies ime to buy pre*mto tor the goo4 wife, it functiom weft slo- a record they call the "worst in the nation." Perhaps it's all in the way you look at it. Actually, this may indicate that Iowa's record is a* ihong the nation's best. Perhaps low* has lew school dropouts, lew low-income areas, and less young men unable to find productive jobs* Despite the fact that the per- pupil coot of the; Job Corps program runs as high as $12,500 a year, we still think gainful employment is more valuable. The muse? (C. P. in al president of the Women's Christian Temperance : Union, n , v v . urges §n akohpl-free New Years J*}Jf QWi Th* 1 M<KW 77 pardon us, we mean the Muse of Poetry, eatqe A l*4y with a name like Tooae Is desigiigted weJl for antt- >WWV7<V ' Iwfi nifMrtf. In Lsvront * ' ^tt^iL^J^ T dU4dii44d6Jiu« Altai tftJUi JUKI repon covered we percentage of failures of mert from every state A careful study of ' shows that northern mvartebly below the „. the number of fall- Mid all southern states, * e^cept.km of Arizona, and California'{if you to cair i 'tnemf 1 t6uihern ...Wwere above titf |verage. Natiort-wide the average rate of failure was 21,4 per cent. IOWA has much to be thankful for — certainly one of the things for. which We lowans should be happy 1s that intelligence and common sense, which our young folks have. Their performance in so many areas is outstanding. Sure we have a few who do 'Mot measure up — but the number is muotvmuch less than for oth er It is probably a little corny, but that fellow who said, "of all that is good, Iowa produces the best," hit the nail pretty squarely on the head. A'lOO N A- 'K O II U T H 5 -C O U.N T V A 0 V A,N C;l ' Published by »h« Advone* > PublltMna' Co.. Monday, and TJwtidoy*, ,«Hlftta3OTd>iW7llM h^Vrtwrlngfcn ?./*/— •— ««" .Editor and, pubflsher, Duqne E. Dewel, Monaflina .. n»>nu«r« fpona. Iow ing Editor, ., Julian (Don R«ld in West Dst'Moines Express,! Itiwas the mOrning after the Charity Ball. I looked Into the shaving 'mirror, flinching slightly: 'My faded blue irises Were still a faded blue but the eyeballs were a faded pink. ' I walked back into the bedroom. ' ' '"Good morning," Dorothy said.'- ' . •' \ "Good morning," I replied, hopefplly. ' "Please sit d^wn," she said. "I wish to have a little talk with you." • ' "I knew it!" -1 moaned. "Doubtless it is that business of my dancing with the blonde divorcee from Ogalalla, Nebr. To tell the truth, I do not know how I got mixed up with 'her." ' "Nonsense!" Dorothy said. "That was last New Year's and I have forgotten all about the incident. .Almost, that is." , "Then,is must be the natter of the 'champagne corks, I admit-is was kind of silly, trying to'hit a fat lady in the fanny at forty feet but to ten the truth, I 'did not think I could do it. I will never open ?a champagne bottle again.!' mttigSlhafeJfwas nothing," ^Dorothy- said.' "It could happen to anyone/' "Well, if it wasn't the blonde or the champagne cork, I suppose I must have pinched somebody .again? Of. the opposite gender, I mean?" . 'Dorothy shook her head. "Not as far as I know," she admitted. "What I want to tell you is that your conduct was impeccable and I am very proud of you." "You are!" She nodded. "After 38 years it is nice to wake up after a big party and find that I am still speaking to you." "By golly, it is rein, trkable. Generally by this time you wouWnt even have finished the' pillow talk yet:" "To start with,",Dorothy went on, "you laid out your tux early so there was no last minute rush. You came 'home not only on time but an hour ahead of time. When it came time to got ,ready for our own little cocktail party, you fetched and carried without complaint, in fact ypu did not even make your usual ill-considered suggestions about how to improve the service. Therefore; it is my pleasure to give you this Certificate of Mer- She gave me a big kiss, "I owe this all to you," I responded." After 38 yws, you have finally got me honed up SJfSJF ^ *"* 1 * - «o4a*J, "However, >, . ADVANCI SUIBCRlrTMN HATI m ^ < One Year in County and to nearest pott office outside'of County —15.00 Six months in County and to. nearest post office Js'22 Year outside County, and to other 'than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 , • All rights to matter published in the Algeria 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 of the Algona Kossuth County Advance in each instance. 'All manuscripts, articles or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ' DIRECTORY - 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 All Lines of Insurance 109 North Dodge Ph. 295-2735 , BOHANNON INSURANCE .,, 'SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Hail Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Ovor 1102,000,000 worth off insurance in force. A homo Company. Safo, ••cur*. . Lola Scufffham, S«cy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph, 295-3733 Tod S. Horbtt RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one*top Insurance Service Business • Home • Car - LJfe 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Sundtt Insurant* Agency Complete Insurance Service 118 South Dodgo Algona, Iowa Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A OEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Typos of Insurance Ph. 19S-5S39 or ALOONA Qptometrlitg Chiropractors DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. • IK. 9 a.m. - 5 »JBx Phone 295-ftTB DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor , ; Office Phone Res. Phono 295-2378 9954109 .,,, r , Office Hpurs: ..> ._,, Mon. - flies. - Wod. • FfMaj 8:30-5:00 Thursday and Saturday, 8:30-12.00 Farm Management ^'^m^sK^ssyt want you to lose your stripes again." t ^ Beaming at tu<* .prato, j Went down to read the Sunday WiAr "^ '«** " Byes Examined, Contact Unset, Hearing AidGJassei. Phono 296-2118 Hours, 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, ^^Hw^lJ' ^i!*W |HP^P LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management Is Good Business • 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 ••^•••••WHVMHM^^W ' Doctors JOHN N. KENEPICK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W, State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph, 298-2614 MELVIN 0, BOURNI, M. O. Physldan & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St. Office, Phone 295-2845 Residence Ph. 295-2277 PAN L. MAY, ML D, M.D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa ^ Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M. SCHUTTIR, DA, I. Residence Phono ^296-2338 DIAN F, KOOi, M, D. Pnyofcitni and Surgeons 220 N, Dodge, Algona TStP'Ti'Sr 9 MWm? fWFP*^8l^WWr IN|, DONALD J. KINGPIBLD Vtautl Antlysto §n4 PR, J, 1, HAMRIS JR. IQ8 So. Harlan, Algon* WouJ4 jujt slop birpidiay 9»4 o«r _ and suffering the Ltflil* tJi»t foUowed both tunes^-Ttiunk it would be highly reconimended if tiie "The demon rum one should i«r fatm" She says: "Avoid the Or. L. l» INYDfR 118 East Sfete it, SI** St. Phone 296-2334 «)R. tIROY I, ITROHMAH Jffi 01 ^flBHR* m * CRIWTiUtUU „.,,..„ ...... r , .,. MMMIilHMiiUIMiilHlMiHiMMII

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