Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 18, 1965 · Page 14
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 18, 1965
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nxAi Kossuth County Adv, ^ap^Br~ M HMfc to "'"a'''i« < i^ m' 1 »,.,.>.*^y.b.,. _^L _— THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 1965 Hughes being cagy Governor Hughes is taking a cagy position on the right to work law hassle in the legislature. Labor will not vote republican, hence he can oppose the repeal of the law without fear of losing strength at the polls. However the governor is giving labor an assist to a "revision" of the right to work law which will have the effect of repeal as far as the worker is concerned. Under this so-called "revision" a workman in a union show MUST join the union in a specified period of time, usually set at 30 days. HIS "RIGHT TO WORK" then is dependent on his union membership and if he does not join the union or quits the union he must be fired by the employer. How this can be considered as anything but a repeal in fact is a mystery that only politicians can understand. The fktion a worker lias a freedom of choice as far as union membership is concerned is hypbc- racy. It is odd the union leadership is still insisting on out-right repeal when the "revision" as suggested by the governor gives the union absolute control after a short waiting period. THE GOVERNOR does not want outright repeal because it would hurt Iowa's image with industrialists who might be contemplating putting a plant in Iowa. One of the big attractions the state can offer is the fact the state Is not union-dominated through one-sided laws favorable only to the union. However it is to be doubted that any so-called "revision" would in any way fool those industrialists on the right to work issue. They are smart enough to see through that dodge. IF IOWA IS TO EXPAND industrially the state must be made attractive to those who make the decisions on locations of plants. Many big manufacturers are looking for new locations, and some of them arc being driven to it by unfair harassment on the part of unions. Some arc moving into the south because labor is cheaper there and the climate is better. Industry is 'in keen competition not only with plants in this country, but in other countries. Many items once manufactured in this country arc now being imported. One of the reasons for import is the cheaper labor force in other countries cutting the cost of manufactured items. The same holds true as far as Iowa competine with the other 49 states is con- cernedMB Iowa can offer an advantage then plants will come. If not — the plants will not come. The right to work law is an inducement and should be retained as is — without any sneaky "revision." Judges call the turn The decision on apportionment of the legislature handed down last week by the three-man federal court was not unexpected. The U. S. supreme court made the outcome certain — Iowa's legislature in both houses must be on population. A year ago the three-man court said the "temporary" plan for the 1965 legislature was satisfactory for the time being, but reserved judgment. The supreme court at that time had not come out with the "one man one vote" pure population requirement for representation. Thus the 10-year fight in Iowa to maintain as much rural control of the legislature as possible is ended by court order. THIS LEGISLATURE must design a new apportionment based on population. If the two-house legislature is maintained both must be based on population. If thte state goes for a unicameral it too has to be strictly on population. To have a unicameral in Iowa.the state constitution must be amended. This takes identical action by two sessions and a vote by the people to be accomplished. If this legislature must reapportion then it must do so for a two-house legislature to conform with the constitution. Thus any debate on the unicameral must be for the future and not the immediate next legislature. THUS THERE arc really two questions to be answered — one the apportionment of the new legislature on a two-house basis, and the other whether such an apportionment will be a permanent plan. There is some talk about a unicameral for the future. In this plan the legislature would have only a senate. This is how the Nebraska legislature is now composed, and Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral. The advantage of the unicameral is that it is small in numbers, and once a bill passes it becomes law instead of having to go ' through another house. It makes for fast legislation. HOWEVER ONLY one house with small membership takes the legislators farther away from.the,people they represent With a large house and a small senate the house member has fewer people to serve and can know their desires better. The senate is supposed to represent the larger interests of the state as a whole rather than a parochial district. It would be well for Iowa to retain the two-house legislature. With dwindling rural population the districts would be so large in both area and population that a unicameral would not be representative of rural interests. Smoke .Walter Jenkins is a very protected man. He is able to go to Washington parties and is a man about town, but when it comes to testifying he turns out to be a very sick man. * The tender concern of the senate committee is a puzzle for senators in such cases seem to delight in raking a man over the coals. But Jenkins gets to answer written questions, carefully screened by the democrats so republicans can not ask anything embarrassing. Jenkins must be close to where the smoke is coming from. urns of world exchange and substitute the franc. This country sends much more money abroad than it gets back, most of it in the form of one kind of aid or another. With DeGaulle acting up America must pull in its horns a bit, but the way to do it is to quit sending free money to every Tom, Dick and Harry country. The tourist money is small pickings in comparison. Signal? Senseless It doesn't make sense. The nationa.1 ad^ ministration wants tourists to stay at home and not spend so much money abroad because it is draining our gold supply. And then the administration sends billions in foreign aid to foreign countries and maintains American installations which cost additional millions! The amount spent by tourists is a fraction of the amount sent over in give-away programs. DeGaulle in France is acting up and trying to upset the economy of this country and Great Britian just apparently for the heck of it. He wants to put money back on the gold standard. DeGaulle is living in France's past when it was a world power and he sees himself and France as the arbiter of the world- He is playing a dangerous game between Russia and the West. DeGaulle seems to have forgotten this country and Great Britian pulled that country put of two messes in this generation. Aid from the United States rebuilt France §|ter both wars. Now peGa.uAle seems obr pegged with the idea of punishing those who we»t to France's aid. If England §n4 Ameri- gg had stayed out of the world wgrs France WO«W be » German territory. France has the power JQ creajte havoc fa the WQfld economy by demanding gold tesjead Pi dPjsrs. DeGaiille wants to put gsj.de the dollar and English pound as medi- There is quite a to-do down in Des Moines about the U. S. flag flying over the house chamber and senate chamber, Practice has been to raise the flag when either house is in session over that house. This is interpreted by some as a "signal" — to whom and what about is not clear. The flag can not be used as a signal so the practice has been stopped. Tales from the past indicate the flags were flown, not as signals but because it was felt fitting and proper to legislate under the American flag, a patriotic thing to do. When not legislating the flags were taken down. So now they propose to fly the Iowa state banner! Now is it proper to use the Iowa state banner as a signal? Voting The Iowa house of representatives has passed a resolution for amending the constitution to permit 18 year olds to vote. The proposal was a part of the democratic platform, but the reason for the lowering of the voting age limit is a bit obscure. The Mason City Globe-Gazette recently polled the members of the high school senior class at Mason City, and 72 per cent of the cliss felt 18 was too low an age. The concern of the democrats is mystifying except for the political purpose of enticing future voters to that party. There is ng great demand among the 18 year olds. Dem ocr ati c politicals specialize in emotional appeals which probably would influence the younger person more than his experienced elder. Maybe that's the reason. GOVERNOR'S BUDGET ASKINGS HIT AN AU'flMI HIGH State spending going up 22 percent (Jackson Bflty in Osage Pre»») Whoosh! Up went Iowa's bud» get to a record of $254.7 million. This is a boost of 22 percent in slate spending, a liike of $46.7 million a year over the current budget. Where's the money going to come from? From you and me of course. The sales tax is to be broadened to include laundry and dry cleaning, hotels and motels, and barbsr and beauty services. Plus removal of the exemption on used cars. The "coffin nail" lax is to be boosted, the corporation income tax will be hiked, drivers' license fees will go ur> and every single businessman in the state will now have to file monthly sales tax reports. The governor also wants the monies and credit tax repealed, but he doesn't say how much he wants the property lax increased to offset the loss to local governing bodies. Where's all this money going to go? Education, in one form or another, will benefit from much of the budget increase. But the governor also wants more money soent in the areas of welfare, traffic safety, conservation, health and industrial nromotion. Well, Iowa's not alone. New York, California, New Jersey are other states asking for whopping boosts from their legislatures. And of course Lyndon Johnson leads them all in seeking more and more for the government coffers. It is apparent that two fields in particular are drawing tHe attention of governors and pres* ident alike, social welfare and education. The very areas, it has been pointed out, where spending on the local level is already at a very high peak, No one denies that the nation (whether it be at the local, state or national level) must take care of those who truly cannot care for themselves. But we are see- frig a speed-up at both the state and national level of what may be called "the handout state." The army of the improvident grows and grows as more and more peonle are willing to accept anything the government will hand them. Where are the men and women in our legislature who are Willing to take a stand against this stultifying trend? Where are the governors who are willing to "lay it on the line" and say to the recipients of welfare: "We have a responsibility to you, but you have a reciprocal responsibility to us. You must be'willing to work, you must stop drinking, you must make a conscientious effort to cbntrpl your family life:" Does Iowa, and the United States, have a moral obligation to subsidize a man who Would rather take relief than work, a man who would rather spend his time at a bar than at his job, men and women who will even abide by the most minimal standards of behavior? Here in rural Iowa the problem is most acute. Diminishing returns from the farm and from Democrats deserve spoils of office but not tax grab (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) We don't want to detract from the courage of Huda Felland, Iowa's milk bacteriologist. It was a wonderful show of courage. But the fact remains that the State Dept. of Agriculture is in the hands of the Democrats for the first time in our memory and it is only natural that the Democrats are going to change the personnel from Republican to Democrat. That is the way politics operates^and 1 it •'-•ismto-fbe expected.! The Democrats will be in more of a hurry to make this transition too as they are not so sure how long they will be in control of all of the state departments. For years the Democrats have cried out for a state civil service program. But you won't hear this plea coining from Democrats now until they have the transition from Republican to Democrat office holder complete. We can expect it, however, to happen when and if this transition is completed or when they feel that they may be going to lose some of the elected state officials. Another cold political fact is very evident in the school bus controversy. To keep himself alive politically Gov. Hughes is going to have to run against U. S. Senator Jack Miller two years from now. Like it or not Government is politics and elections are politics and we have it as a way of life. And as far as this writer is concerned we don't want the system changed. But it always pays to look behind proposals to see where-in the politics is involved. vThe Governor proposed and the legislature is considering the adoption of a state withholding tax on all residents who pay a st^jincpme tax. This if adopted means' that the state will collect one and one-half years income taxes during the next year, 1965. That makes a pretty steep increase for this year. In addition it will give the Democrats, an extra six months of Income tax revenue to spend during the last one and a half years of the biennium. That ought to make the Democrats look pretty good budget wise but it isn't going to make us taxpayers feel very good. The statement that it will collect taxes not now collected because the people don't file an income tax is a lot of hooey. The state tax people have access to the federal government's tax records and they can cross check any time they want to to see who is not filing that should be. Disputers claim school must be big to be effective (Neil Maurer in Laurens Sun.) We find it difficult to understand why the State Board of Public Instruction insists that a school must be big to be worthwhile. The small and medium size schools will be gone by 1969 if Paul J. Johnston, state superintendent of public instruction, and the state board have their way. They are asking the legislature to pass laws requiring that each district have "at least 1,500 pupils of school age enrolled as of Sept. 15, 1968." Any district falling short of this figure would be attached by the county board of education to another district. Each such merger would have to result in a district of 1,500 or more. The bill would forbid any reorganization in which a district was created containing fewer than 1,500 pupils. It is interesting to note that the bill would repeal the law that says a proposed merger of school districts shall receive a majority vote of the people in at least three-quarters of the districts involved- Instead, the reorganization would become effective "if the proposition receives a majority of the votes cast" in the whole area, regardless of how many individual districts voted against it. In other words, it matters not what residents of the smaller districts would like, the little schools would be gobbled up by the larger districts which could out-vote them. Another measure proposed by the board would give the state superintendent of public instruction authority to set up standards for all levels of schools, subject to approval of the state board. He would have authority, subject to board approval, to remove from the approved list any school failing to comply with these standards. Parents of children in the district cpuld then enroll their chil- riren in another district, with the home district being forced to pay tuition and transportation cost?. Th.e.se pleasures would take away all local control over 'the schools, and with it much of the'pride a community may have ill an outstanding school system. They would break up existing communities in order to put more power in the hands of a state board and a non-elective state official. We are not convinced that they woyld, improve the quality of education offered, because we do not believe that the big school is always best. IOWA ORANGJS ,- A dwajf orange free owned fey S£r§ Lilian Smith of Lamoni bore four b^sebull-sized oranges ready for eating this month. The tree was a g^t from her grandson, David Derry who sent it to her SJ. Augustine, Fla.., in the of 1962. Service industries are causing grave difficulties and are forcing all of us to look twice at unurteie* essary spending, particularly in those areas where new spending is proposed. , Governor Hughes, like the president, seems to believe that education is the panacea of nearly every ill. Every kid shall go to college, despite the awesome/ overloading which now exists from those who have nb business there. We are to apparently hope that in spite of the social activities and the athletics, some of these unfit students Will somehow, benefit enough to make Worthwhile the astronomical costs involved. But we cannot understand why some of them cannot attend trade and vocational schools instead, to fit themselves for work crying to be done. The bill gets bigger and bigger as more and more people say "I can't make it myself, so you're supposed to help." Medicare, ADC, the Job Corps, on and on and on. Some of this federal and state largesse is needed, and desperately. But that is no justification for federal and state handouts without asking "why?" Without, if you will, making sure that those on the receiving end not only are in need but are deserving and will benefit. Maybe it will never stop. Maybe this is truly "the wave of the future." But by golly, there are still some Americans determined to ask questions and • to equate actual need with actual worth. Promoters raked (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Carroll E. Worlan was talking on a touchy subject with us the other night when he mentioned the Hiawatha Trail in his informative address to the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce. The director of the Iowa Development Commission recited the benefit in the way of business that has come to the cities and towns on that much advertised highway. While he mentioned Dubuque specifically, we couldn't help but think of towns within easy access of Storm Lake. , Yours truly never could understand why the Hiawatha Trail by-passed Storm Lake. It comes south from the Iowa Great Lakes thru Spencer and on to Highway 18. Then it departs for Fort Dodge by a circuitous route that has nothing to recommend to travelers. The logical tour would have been to continue on 71 south to Storm Lake where we have a lake and a college and beautiful parks and recreational areas that are attractive to tourists. Thence to Fort Dodge on Primary 5. We wrote two or three editorials on the subject. These were mailed to the Hiawatha Trail promoters. No reply or explanation ever came back to us. As far as we know, no Storm Lake organization or group ever joined in our efforts to promote Storm Lake as a spot that shpud have been included on the trail. So we dropped the subject and declared we'd never mention it again. But when Brother Worlan enumerated what it has meant to towns along the so-called sight-seeing thprpfare we got mad all over again. Not at the Iowa Development Commission, which had nptiung to do with the planning of the trail. But with the promoters, whomever they were. Scream ? (Paul Smith in Rock Rapidf Reporter) The problems of government officials in trying to keep public expenditures within bounds is well demonstrated in the current argument over the closing of certain veterans facilities over the country. We do not profess to know whether the facilities to be closed were essential or not, but obviously a hornet's nest was immediately stirred \jp —and even the great majorities the president is supposed to have in the congress were npt enough to hold the line on the cutbacks.. Costs of government continue to increase under any conditions- In this country, wherf we have called \jpon the government to do so many things which we formerly did for ourselves, the costs are bound to continue to rise. Let's not scream about high ta$e§ pd then demand more public spending. Ridicules betting proposal (€hi«, Oivt. In Iowa Fall* Citi«n) Every session of the legist ture is faced with some proposals that take valuable time and effei ^ benefit to the stele, e'rffii would be returned to the counties for support of county fairs. Although some county fairs may be in financial straits, belting isn't the *n> swer. Legalized betting is nothing more than making a profit eff the weaknesses of a few, The 1965 session appears to have such in store in the form of a proposal to legaQzfe betting ..._ — — — on horse racing at the county I haps it is true that there is a and state fairs. This iSsue Way "sucker born every minute," well, develop more heat and pas* but it would be a sad comtnen- sions than more Serious ! pr6b- lems of education, The state's county fair managers have offered the idea of tary on the state of affairs in Iowa if we had to resort to "sucker bait" to support 6ur needs and obligations. allowing pari-mutuel betting I Let the fair managers btisy with the thought that a share themselves with more construe- of the state's taxes on the wag-, live ideas. ALGONA KOSSUTM COUNTY ADVANCI Published by' the AcJvance Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chnschilles, Editor Emeritus, W. C. n«w«l NATIONAL EDITORIAL ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County " 5l 92 Six months In County and to nearest post office $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 All rights to matter published In the Algona 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 ate'sent at the owner's risk. »•»•»•»»»»+»»»+»»»+«»»«•>•»»»»•»»*»»»»++»«»»»»»+»»' Algona Professional AND Business 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. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—Farm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A home Company. Safe, secure. Lola Scuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbit 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 & GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance . Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optometrists 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 Dr. L. L. SNYDfR 113 East State St. Dial 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CRIDIT BUREAU of KQSIUTH COUNTY Collectrite Service Fact Wit Credit lurtiw Ffdtrtlitn division Mid***! Now Offering The Mjdwtst CrtdJt awmBdiate Electronic Credit Loss Recovery Service) with Monthly 9 nxj Quarterly Reports. Phon, 395-59*4 INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA Chiropractors 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 1:00-5:66 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 Farm Management CARLSON MANACIMINT COMfANV N. D*4t« m-iwi 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 295-2345 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, SCHUTTIII, M, 0, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons m N. Dodge, Algoni Office Phone 895-549Q Pentists DR. J- I. HARRIS JR. 62g B. State St. DR. LIRQY !. STROHMAN Dentist U6 N. Moore St. Phpne KIVIN NAfH, 123 E. Call 2*5-51Qi Algong

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