Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1965 · Page 16
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 11, 1965
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TVT At Kossuth County Advance GE WANTS JOHNSON'S HELP IN HOW'to MAINTAIN A ^ft§6NAL SUB56T The marvel of a federal budget THURSDAY, FEB. 11, IMS Annual sessions The legislature will soon Ire presented with a proposal for annual sessions,of the general assembly. This has been debated and rejected in'past legislatures, but the political climate is now better than in previous years. Advocates say the state needs an annual session to provide quicker reaction to the problems of these times. It is proposed that one annual session deal with general laws and the other, presumably shorter, deal with budget, problems. Tt would be extremely difficult to hold a legislature to these specifics. Oiice in session the legislature is a law unto itself and can do as it wishes. COUPLED WITH this is the reapportionment problem. There are many now ad- :; . vocating a much smaller legislature with much larger districts for representation, based on population alone. This would mean that each reprcsenta- •. tive or senator would have a much larger constituency or number of people to represent, and in much of Iowa a much larger area to cover in his campaigning. This would require more time for candidates to contact the voters, and in some areas would result in people having only a vague idea of who their legislator is. It would mean boss control in cities for the people could not possibly know the candidates, and in many cities the result would ' be union domination. THE COMBINATION of these two factors would drive the best men out of .the race before they even enter. It is difficult now to get busy men who have ability to (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove E«gl*. President Johnson's budget reminds us of our own experience in budgeting several years ago. We only wish we might Ing more each year than we took in. Both the boss and the banker told us that we couldn't continue to do this. They both suggested that we make out a budget. Well the wife and I did this than we'were. We didn't know that "deficit spending" was a legitimate budget item. And we never tried to tell the banker that we were improving the e* conorny of Eagle Grove by make a race for n legislative post. If the districts arc enlarged the man With the biggest voice, and biggest giveaway proposals would be elected. It would be impossible for an opposing candidate to cover his district to combat it. And coupled with this the evcry-ycar session would also tend to make a busy man think twice before becoming a candidate. Now he would devote some 100 days every other year, and many good men from a sense of public service would be willing to serve. However, double this — which is not impossible at all, the legislature being as dawdling as it usually is — is another matter entirely. THE ANSWER then would be candidates who have no great personal obligation in business or the professions, and who would tend to make the legislature a full- time job — and at full time pay. In Illinois the legislators get $5,000 a year. Coupled with this problem for Iowa also is another factor not always understood by those who have never served. A legislator is "on duty" not only during the session, but is expected to run errands for constituents in appearances before the highway commission, for one example, as well as other bureaus, boards and what-have- you. Iowa needs good men in office — men who have no personal financial axe to grind for themselves — men who are successful themselves because of ability. Annual sessions and large representative districts would drive them out. w&v/. T • ^ t> - WUJ1 IHC VVIIC all.U A U1U LIIIO . *• ;. ~* f , J' have had Lyndon at that time • • careful | y . tt wasn * t terrib- spending this money for good! to show us the big mistake wo ,,., ,1, irf ^,,H 0 ^ at . Wo tnft \t nlir and services even if we didnt made. You have to remember first tile facts about President Johnson's current budget. He has proposed a budget of $99.7 billions. That figure is within the projected income of the government. But he also proposes to continue spending at the present rate which amounts to spending $5 billion more than the expected income. He calls that "deficit spending." And there is the mistake We made through our ignorance of fiscal matters. The writer's boss and his banker were disturbed about our personal spending habits. It seems that we came out spend- iy difficult either. We took our income and then with the year before's spending record divided up all of the expenses very carefully within that budget, It worked for a couple of months too _ that is by very carefully watching our expenses. , But gradually we began to take money from one budget item that was not expended yet to spend it for something else that we were over spending on. And it wasn't long Until the budget was all shot to pieces. It was quite evident that we were going to be just as short at the end of the year as we had been the year before. Now this is where President Johnson is so much smarter have it. (I doubt if he would have believed us but it would have been worth a try.) So if any of -you people are having budget troubles of your own maybe it is because you aren't taking advantage of this budget item called "deficit spending." And if your banker gives you trouble about spending more than you take in just show him the "deficit spending" item. And remind him that you are helping the community's economy by spending more than you take, in. You never had a better example to follow and from the highest place in the land, the'president of the U .S. v . Outlawing . t*/ Bingo (C. P. Wood* in SHHdon Mail) We don't know why so much fuss is made about legalizing bingo in Iowa. The game, at its innocent best, is amusing and entertaining. But it is certainly not a necessity, nor even a requirement for a happy, and,successful life — in spite of the way it appears at times. As we understand it, bingo was originally outlawed in Iowa teeaiise it was discovered that professional gambling interests or racketeers were 1 Moving in oti its previously carefree oper* ation. / If this was indeed tfue,' it was the sensible thing to outlaw* it before big trouble started. If it was sensible now, because'; we Wave no doubt that otgMttftd gambling shenanigans are.fully as powerful in this day as, they We're then, and We hardly- feel that the present lOwa Demottat administration is any better equipped to cope with even-this j minor facet of a crime jiyndi- | cates operations than the Re- y publican one was. $ A L G O N A KOSSUTM COUNTY AD VAN C I; Published by the , Advance • Publishing Co., Monddys and 'Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. fL r r«rhli'l« 'Editor and published Diiahe E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischllles, Editor. Emeritus,, W.. C. ,Devve!.; Someone else should promote economy in government Medical lesson Sales on Sundays One of the bills before the legislature certain to cause controversy is one which would ban sales on Sundays except in certain small-business situations. The main object of the bill is to curb the super-stores, the discount places, arid similar enterprises which thrive on the .outskirts of a city and cut into revenue of downtown stores. :~By forcing these places -to closet^Sun- ; days by law, the downstown stores owners : > figure they will have a better chance to get business. Now people not \yofking on Sundays can patronize the outsiders — if, they must shop during and after working noiirs the downtowners are in a better physical location. BY ELIMINATING the so-called "Mqm • and Pop" stores the advocates .of, the bill believe will shut off complaints fr6rn.;sm'al| i town places which customarily stay open at ^ leasta part of Sunday. . , . ' " The bill provides places with less than 2400 square feet in the building or wfith four employes or less would be exempfedj ' There are some other exceptions; su£h ;as • drug sales, gas sales, and similar so-called. "necessity" items. What the original bill proposes and what may come out after amendments are adopted may be two very different things, v but the bill as written provides some real problems. FOR INSTANCE drug stores do not depend on exclusive sales of drugs for their volume. If a drug store is open would the proprietor have to quit selling coffee at a counter, or notion goods on display in the store? What is and what isn't a drug in the meaning, of the law? The exceptions lead to many interpretations which would be harrassing to owners. The law resembles the old-time "blue" laws v once in force in Iowa but repealed some years ago. f ,",. .:•' '\, -.- ".., . • . There are religious.,.overtonesjta;\rthe proposal too which may prove troublesome in the enforcement. And in fact in this modern age a lot of people must work Sundays to supply essential services, to our way of .life — electricity for example. THE BILL IS ACTUALLY a competitive measure, designed to hamper the discount houses and super stores which sell anything and everything. While this may be laudable from some standards the problem is how far the state should go in promoting a business or hampering a business. Th,ere is no question the downtown stories in the cities are hurting. And as far asi! business ethics are, concerned the discounters and,super stores on the fringes pay little attention to the amenities. It's a good question whether this is the answer. What the bill finally provides, if passed, will be more important than the immediate proposal. Ed Grady in Maquoketa Sentinel.) The strenuous objections, the flair of tempers and the wails of anguish currently precipitated by the shutting down of U. S. military installations in sundry parts of the nation and« the announced intent to close a number,of domiciliaries by the Veterans' Administration should certainly not come as a surprise. Much like the fellow who said he was 100 per cent for pro- > gress so long as it didn't cost him anything, hordes of American citizens laud Uncle Sam in the most complimentary of terms when he wields an economic paring knife. We lend such a move our unqualified endorsement — unless we feel the pinch and it affects us directly. Paradoxically enough, some of the most militant critics of . federal government doles are first in line with hand outstretched if and when, some of, the , '^gravy trickles down from the Potomac bureaucrats and reaches' Hometown, U. S. A. All well and dandy — but for the town council of Podunk, up the road 10 miles, to seek a government grant to aid in constructing a municipal swimming pool, or for the Scott Hollow Fish and Game Club to petition the Farmers Home Administration for $20,000 with which to finance a golf course . . . well, that's an entirely different matter, don't you know? Therein .lies the inherent danger — th$ booby trap, the pitfall, if you will; When it comes to federal handouts, too few of us 1 are an.vthing but provincial in our : attitude. Cockeyed and senseless though it is, a double standard prevails. In effect, "I'm all for it. if it's for us — but a sanitary waste treatment and disposal plant for Mud- villc? Why, that's a horse of a different color!" Australian Prime Minister Robert G. Menzies and his country apparently are plagued by a comoarable situation "down under." In an'appearance last fall before the National Press Club in Canberra, Menzies said that ."the sturdy believers in free enterprise" not only bristle with resentment when even a remote threat of political interference arises "but think the government ought to keep out of it." , These pseudo - individualists, though, chatter out of both sides of their heads. In a word, they neglect to practice what they preach. They seem to argue, "What is mine — and what is yours is mine, too." ; t lnr.,the-.United,, .States, as in Australia, there is hardly a sec- tio'n in the community today that does not in one breath protest its undying hostility to government activity — and in the next breath pray for it-. All the while it is virtually certain that the Johnson Administration's budget for fiscal 1966; which the president says will be held below $100 billion, will soar instead to $125 billion. It would be much more in line with sound business. pi;ac- tice if the double-talking, don't- do-jfs-I-do-but-do-as-I-say foragers would remove their leeching snouts from the public trough and, in the traditional, enterprising American way, be up and doing more for themselves. Image Governor Hughes would be well advised to stay out of the hassle between the Secretary of Agriculture Owen and Mrs Felland, the recent state bacteriologist. The whole thing is so patently political the governor should have stayed above such shenanigans. Governor Hughes has made considerable political hay in the past with a "nonpartisan" approach and this will hurt his "image." ) taking the law into his own hands and killing the culprit himself — ithus committing ^another crime. Ttyere are good arguments on both sides of the question. Iowa has not had many executions compared to other states. Governor Hughes commuted one sentence last month, probably with the idea the legislature would abolish the death penalty. How the new situation works would well depend on future situations. But far too often the crime for which the penalty is assessed is dimmed by time and the horror of an execution overpowers that memory. The victim is forgotten too soon. Problem of discipline for schools is complicated (Gordon Aasgaard in Lake Mills Graphic) Are you a prime candidate for a heart attack? One way to. tell, says a specialist, is to put a tape measure around your waist. If you're male and measure more than 32 inches, or female and exceed 26, the answer is yes. Dr. Richard C. Bates of Michigan State University says every inch beyond 32 or 26 means five pounds overweight. And overweight, said Bates, can cause heart attacks. But in his talk to luncheon clubs on "How to Have a Heart Attack," Bates says skinny persons shouldn't smirk! Slender persons, suffer just as many heart attacks as does the more robust, group — but not so many of the fatal kind, he says. Weight is just one factor that causes heart attacks, said Bates, a soecialist in internal medicine. Two-pack-a-day smokers, for example, have twice as many heart attacks as non-smokers, he said. He said there is no evidence that alcoholics have either more or fewer heart attacks than teetotalers. "They just die of cirrhosis (an inflammatory Liver ailment)," he said. Dr. Bates said that although Swedist people have levels of cholesterol in their blood as high as Americans, they have fewer, heart attacks. , . It is presumed, he said, that the difference is in the amount of exercise. The Swedes have fewer automobiles and probably not as many self-winding watches, Bates said. . Bates .told of an experiment with chickens, the only fowl which can be induced to lay down fatty deposits in their arteries such as human heart attack, victims do. Experiments have shown, he i « ''5' J.1.-.V 4-V.:c, trtnrlanftu f»9tl VlA ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE . One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County j Six months .in County and to nearest post office _---.-.Year outside County, and to other than, nearest outside P.O.s All rights to matter published In the ,-Algopa 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. VMI. manuscripts articles or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. »»»«»«»«»»»+»»+»»»+»+»•*»+»»»»»»»»»»*»»»+»»***»+»' Professional M. e. AND Business Insurance Investments Forgotten Talk (Don Reid in West Des Momts Express) There have been two interesting items of school discipline in the news recently. At the Air Force academy, cadets were found guilty of cheating so they fired the cadets. In Kossuth, a teacher spanked a yougster so they disciplined the teacher. We have a feeling, somehow, that the ends of justice were not quite achieved in either case. Teachers ought not to spank children (I guess) although if the added, that this tendency can be halted in fat hens by keeping them in a nervous state by introducing a new rooster to the Hock every day. the" expense of efficiency in the first. It's a shame to waste good taxpayer money just to teach something the kids could learn Wpplr taY better at home. And for free. OGCK K1A. In the case of the cadets, we suspect that if only a few were cheating, the individuals were at fault. But if "everybody" is cheating, there is probably something wrong with the system. Here again, it's quite likely that 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 BOHANNQN INSURANCE SERVICE 6 North Dodge St. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over 1102,000,000 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. H«rb«t RICHARD A MOEN Representing ,; FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 ' HAROLD SUNDET Independent Agent 118'South Dodge Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3111 ALGONA INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA . Chiropractors - , , ; : • -1 +~~ DR. D. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mon. - Wed. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone 295-3373 W. L. CLEGG, D. C. Sawyer Building 9 East State St. Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 DR. M. R. BALDWIN. Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:30-12:00 1:00-5:00 Saturday morning 8:80^12:00 Farm Management CARLSON Optometrists sources (W. C, Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Nebraska has long boasted that it is able to carry on finan- It seems highly probable Iowa will do away with the death penalty. The House passed such a bill last week and the senate is expected to follow suit soon. Also in the hopper at the statehouse is a bill which would permit persons sentenced to jail terms to be released.in the morning for regular jobs and to return in the evening. These are in line with the "new look" |n penal situations. Whether they will work out as blueprinted of course will have to be shown by experience. There have been some heated exchanges on the death penalty situation. Whether the state should take a life for a life has been debated in the house with strong religious overtones. Quite often it is true the circumstances that led to the death penalty being invoked are forgotten in the real horror of an exe- cutjQ£. The death peaajty sentence is the judjsnent of a jury of 12 people wlw HMtst be unanimous in their opinion the penalty is justified by the magnitude of the crime committed. In a recent case in a western state a man admitted killing two little girls. He was sentenced to death, and it was this sentence restrained the father, a judge, from Iowa is being blessed this week, with the appearance of the Minnesota "twins" Freeman, and Humphrey to sell the administration's farm program. Such attention is flattering. However, the farm situation being what it is there is certainly more oratory than, light on the subject. Both Freeman and Humphrey are noted for their ability to talk at greal length and rapidly but not saying much. iQyra is pleased by the attention — but farming needs more action and a lot less talk. have been lopped off in the ad* mipistrative level. This opinion parents don't te.ach discipline, may be tainted with mild pre- the teachers will have to. It is ™M"*' «s "reserve officers" in unfortunate that in the public schools, a teacher has to be both a teacher and a disciplinarian. We suspect that energy expended in the latter category is at the wrong heads rolled. Or at v.*»v ,.,- ,,-- -.. „ ^ tet in . the very least, » &* should cially without either,a^statin come tax or a retail sales tax, The state long ago decided that its slogan should be "The White Spot." . .. , But expenses are running high in Nebraska, just as they are in Iowa. So we see in the papers took 'good eare own< Leglislators will find way to have secret meetings Why? The Baker "inquiry" continues to be the best mystery in Washington. Walter Jenkins was to have appeared before the senate committee, but did not — sending his lawyer and two psychiatrists. Aad the senate committee met in secret with no information given about what these men testified to. Without doubt this is the hottest poker in Washington to handle. So many things have been left unanswered that the situation calls for the question why—why—wiry? (Paul Smith in Rock Rapids Reporter.) We are not at all sure that members of the legislature really want meetings of their committees open to all. There has been much talk about the matter this year — and at other General Assembly meetings also. Tiiis year, after making a point that all committee meetings would be wide open, it seems that the work of "subcommittees" is to be in private. Which puts us right back where we were. Newspaper people generally reserve officers" in War II we learned to look with some suspicion on the "West Point Protective Associa- *«««.— ,"--"„ -,;•«',-,;*„> of 4* M we called it,It certainly W^£$^ ftte income tax equivalent to 4 per cent of the federal income tax. Also there are mutterings among the Nebraska ''senators that a sale tax should be initiated. . A • Minnesota has long maintanv ed a state income tax but has shied away from a retail sales tax. Now we read that up there, the question of how to get more money is puzzling. So a, retail sales tax might be adopted in spite of political party opposi- Dr. HAROLD W, ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses, 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR, C, M, O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So, Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 1 Dr. L. L, SNYDER 113, East Statist Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afteyn'oons Credit Services believe that all meetings of public bodies, dealing with puMc matters should be open to the pupp. Legislators point out thiS sometimes they have to discuss personalities of appointees who are submitted for confirmation — and tbjese discussions just can't be public. Other times other matters have to be threshed ftWt in, committees which wQjjM have very unfortunate efUcts, if opened to the public. 'Have it any way you wish, eve as you will. The fact re- iS thai some legislative com- j^ are going to be clo^ij" to tbj Public. CREDIT BUREAU of KOSSUTH COUNTY CoUectrite Servjcj Fact bilt Reports 295-3182 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, D. Physician & Surgeon 118 No, Moore St. Office Phone 295-244$ 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. SCHUTTIR, M. 0. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F, KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons; 2gO N. Podge, Office Phone, turttu All of which indicates that property taxes are getting higher and higher. Our tow^ opwpn is Sit U?e retail siM tax isitto easiest levy to. cojlept. . Also it works the least hardship on the taxpayer. Everybody realizes, we tWofe thai there must lowering of at l^sj so Key won't go division of e.rte)it Now Offering The MulWMt Credit $ystem (Immediate Electronic Credit L9S.S JJefiOYgry.Sfjvi^ with Monthly, anjj Quarterly Reports. PtaM ?f *f 1*4 Afeii DR. J. |, HARRIS Pentist 622 E. State Sjt, Phone 295/23314 DR. LiBQY I. STRQHMAN Ul N. Moere j|, Phone 295-3131 KiVIN NMH, D..| E. eaii

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