Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 8, 1965 · Page 18
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 8, 1965
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ossuth County Advance -—-- 15,600 GALLONS A BAY tl tiiNfe Uiib NOW THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1965 *"" a ~- i ^Not A pretty spectacle Testimony so far in the iilvfestigation into the agriculture department by the senate committee has shown nothing bf grfeat mdhietit ahd falls to justify the furor $ith which it \vas auuounced. The questioning of bcnnler, his wife, and Mrs. Pelland by the comhiittee last week didn't disclose any great fraud oil the state. In fact, if the democrats had just admitted the firing was to get a republican out and a democrat in there wouldn't have been such a fuss. One thing the hearing did disclose and thaMs such a method of investigation is entirely without the bounds of common ordinary procedure such as practiced in the court. IT WAS highly evident somo. committee members, supposed to be sitting as judges, were extremely prejudiced. There was no idea a man is innocent until proven eiiiltv — it was evident some committee members had determined him guilty of something and were endeavoring more to justify their belief than to get at the true facts. None of the safeguards given even the meanest of criminals in a court case were available to Denhler, his wife or Mrs. Felland. The probing into the home life of the Dennlers served no purpose except harassment. The introduction of a letter never sent written by Mrs. Fclland was a surprise, for usually mail is considered private until it has been delivered to the recipient. But It disclosed nothing of moment pertaining to the investigation. TH6 RULES of the committee permitting no cross-examination, and prohibiting attorneys for the Dennlers or Mrs. Fclland from speaking or asking questions seems more a star chamber proceeding than any semblcticc of a court trial. In fact the whole affair should have never been allowed to happen. It made the democrats and republicans alike look ridiculous. It had a circus atmosphere and seemed at times a show to pillory a couple of people who got caught in a political hassle ac- cidcnlly. THE PRELIMINARY questioning about Mrs. Felland's divorce seemed more a threat to expose something about her personal life than her ability as a sanitation expert for the state. The whole affair was not a pretty spectacle. It did neither party proud, though the democrats by pushing it showed little astuteness about public relations. And that party bbihg ih full control should have the brunt of the repercussions if any. It should not have happened, but it did, and it also proved that such investigations solve no problems but merely create new ones. Minority protection The Farm Bureau is conducting a drive to obtain 100,000 signatures to a petition to the Iowa legislature to pass a resolution asking congress to call a constitutional convention. The convention would be called to deal with the knotty problem presented by the U. S. supreme court ruling requiring population to be the sole factor in apportioning state legislatures. Some 22 states have already passed such a resolution. If 34 states pass these resolutions then congress will have to call a convention. HOWEVER IF enough states do pass the resolution even though short of the required 34 it seems certain congress will initiate a constitutional amendment to permit some other factor than population ,in one house of the state legislatures. With 34 adopting the resolution congress must act — but congress would not wish to be put in such a position and if it seemed likely enough states would vote then congress to forestall being forced would jump on the bandwagon. The Farm Bureau is anxious that Iowa be one of the states asking for some kind of an apportioning standard that isn't so hide-bound on the population factor. DEFEAT OF the Shaff plan in 1963 was not based on the population factor alone. Many people felt that the Shaff plan put the wrong house of the Iowa legislature on the so-called "area" basis, and therefore voted against the plan. There was no disagreement among Shaff opponents on the population factor at all. Governor Hughes stated many times irt that campaign that the "area" factor should be in the senate. Even labor leaders agreed on this at that time. With Iowa tending toward big populated cities the people left in rural areas will need some protection against cities Which if past history is any indication will tend to boss control of some kind. This of its very nature is extremely selfish and the rural areas would be severely handicapped in combating it. WHAT IS NOT GENERALLY understood is that the constitution is not to guarantee the rights of the majority who can always impose such rights or even wrongs. What the constitution is for is to protect the rights of minorities from the majority. If a democracy is to work the rights of the minorities must be protected from the tyranny of the majority. That's What the constitution is for. And it is for that very reason that population control of both houses of the legislatures must be rejected by the people themselves acting in the constitution. Straw man? Governor Hughes came out last week against the provisions of the so-called compromise labor bill proposed by union leadership in the house and senate. In fact the bill,was so bad that it seems more of a stalking horse or straw man to be knocked down. If it were a straw man for the governor to knock down as a political move it was a good one from the governor's standpoint. It satisfied some outraged independents. And politically labor could not be offended too. much for the unions would never switch to a republican. vote is larger than the white vote — if all vote. Southerners fear Negro domination of city councils and even the state government. There were some unsavory incidents of this following the Civil War which are still recalled. And strange though it may seem the whites in the south are fast becoming a minority group. This is the basis for a real fear southerners have if Negroes get the vote and do not use it wisely. Strange Voting One of the real problems in the drive to get voting rights for Negroes in the south is the fact too few of them are actually educated enough to form critical judgments on candidates. This is not to say there are too many in northern states, white or colored, who act as if they knew what they were doing when they cast a vote. But it is much worse in the south. There are a couple of good reasons — one is the fact the Negro schools in the south were never good. The other is too few Negroes really cared to take advantage of what education was available. Laws for compulsory attendance at schools were either not enforced as far as Negroes were concerned or were non-ex- istant. The view of the south was that the Negro was for hand or back-labor and was not to become too smart for what they considered his own good. Migration of the Negro from the south until just recently was by the educated Negro, leaving behind those who didn't care too much about changing their way of life. What is feared by southerners, and perhaps with some good reason, is that the Negro will vote by blocks or groups led by firebrands promising anything. And in i»fay conaittunitief in the loftth tot It was strange last week to read of the United States bombing a forest area in Viet Nam to defoliate the leaves and expose the Viet Cong routes into that unhappy country. It was strange because such a thing had been suggested by Goldwater, and the democrats took him to task severely as a war monger. All it really proves though is that politics is politics, and what one side suggests is no good until after the election and then it wasn't that side's idea anyway. Boycott The idea of boycotting the whole state of Alabama as advanced by some Negro leaders last week would do more harm to their cause than any result would justify. The boycott would affect all — innocent as well as the guilty — and- harm those they hoped to help. Withdrawal of federal funds might be a good threat but if done would arouse more passion where there is intense resentment now. Whether Iowa will have daylight time from April 30 to Labor day or from Memorial day until Labor day seems to create more havoc in the legislature than was justified by the measure. What should happen is that congress take the problem by the horns and pass a daylight savings time of universal application over the country. Water polutioft baffling serious "f"!^' 9 ««-±J (Ed OrAdy irt Maquoketft Sentinel) Solution control and preven« tloh, with an eye toward cleatl water, was the focal point for last week's (Mar. 14*20) observ< ance of National Wildlife Week. Sponsored each year since 1952 by the National Wildlife Federation, the world's largest citizen conservation organiza- , tion, the observance is intended to direct emphatically and pointedly the attention of the public to an important conservation problem. This year, as we noted at the outset, the subject was pollution. control and prevention. Of all our God-given natural resources, water is by far not only the most important, but the most vital asset. .Without it this platiet would be devoid of all living things; there isn't any synthetic substitute. . Specialists whose job it is to research and compile statistics tell us that we Americans at present are consuming water at an almost unbelievable rate. In fact, the total amount of water •PWWWVWAVtf WIT BY JOWANS to riteititain bur present standard of living tomes to ipproximite-w la.ood gallons pet- person per day, .Medical atithoHticS §aV c^ch df us cbuid sUH% 6h fohly Si* pints of wltef 8 dBy if he^d be. However; wfc slrd Using an average of ISO gatiotiS dally fofr SUch domestic purposes 'AS drirtkirig, bathirig, cbbltiri-g, laundry, Msl' ihg thrtaV^at^HHfe Ihd lawH, filishiHg tbileta and for bthe'r ft lied pUrp*dSfe&. But it "requires mucfi more than that to provide us with our food, clothing and other items, .Even if we could subside ort no More than just bread, it has been estimated reliably that the water required to gfpW the what would add up to 300 gallons daily per person, fp produce the millt, butler, eggs, cheese and meat so.much a part of the American diet, another 2,500 gallons..per day,is,needed. .As the National;Wildlife Fed, era tion, so aptly points ...out, the only approach to providing.that much water for .present and future generations is to make Complied by. John M,. Henry of "I Sow , It . In, The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. every gallon ih aur streams, lakes, reservoirs and irrigation system! count. Ihdii*- trial, agricultural and domestic water pollution must be stopped before it begins. Waters sullied in the past must be cleaned up —artd every available, gallon must be made available for more than a single use. America's water, alas, is being polluted faster than it is being purified, according to an, ed* itorial in a recent issue ,bf The Journal, of the American Medical Association. It stated: "Not even the rain is pure any longer, the rains carry down the industrial dusts and smokes and streams; they are now made radio-active in, traces ahd they also carry pesticides. All these substances eventually get .into man's system." Fifteen years' from now, the experts say America will need 600 billion gallons of water every day. We should cptlple, our enthusiastic efforts to acquire additional water 'supplies, such as converting salt; water into fresh, with a concerted battle NOW to combat dirty water: Legislature dragging "I know I'll never kill anyone, but I am a little shocked how very pleased I am, in the privacy of thy dwri reading chair, at noting certain obituaries," Burlington attorney. "Nothing lasts a life-time any more except people." Lake View garage. "Living on a budget gives you a recbrd of ,htiw rhuth you live beyond yoUr means." North English church. "Knowing more than other people doesn't, cause you trouble unless you Show it.".Buffalo Center housewife. "Saving for a rainy day is all right; if you know when it begins raining." Jefferson courthouse. "Half the people irt the world wonder why the other half is so unhappy." Corning relief office. "If you want the stuff to sell offer it, 'Orte to a customer'". Harlan grocery. ."But if you talk about other people all the time, you don't have opportunity to say much about yourself." Mapleton card party. "It's good for your soul to make a mistake how, and then without anyone seeming to care." Cuts you dOwh to size." Iowa Falls minister. " I figure that you've got to live-your present pretty carefully or your past will wreck, your future." New Hampton cafe. > "I keep wondering what the little men from Mars would think if they came and saw some of our kids with transistor radios glued to their heads. Probably think some other Martians had got here first.", Shenandoah drug store. "An old man, sitting in the sun and looking contented, looks more contented if he has a dbg sitting beside him." Audubon hillside store. "This fellow was telling about the mistakes he said congress was making and he swore he'd write his congressman about it if-he knew who he was," Cherokee implement store. "Marriage is a success, because if a man isn't fast enough to catch the woman he wants, he's slow enough to be caught by the woman he should have." Des Moines Savery hotel lecturer, Supervisor districts based on population unrealistic (Neil Maurer in Laurent Sun) Applying the "one man, one vote" theory to supervisor districts, as the Iowa attorney general ruled last week, could cause considerable change in the 47 counties which elect supervisors bri a district basis. As far as Pocahontas County is concerned, we see no reason for any change in the present system. The arrangement is workable and efficient; and it must also be remembered that the work of the supervisors is mostly with non-urban problems such as township roads and drainage districts. The ruling of the attorney general seehis a bit far-fetched as far as counties such as this are concerned, Woodbury County, where the ruling specifically applies, has a different situation. There are five supervisor districts there also, but one district is the city of Sioux City with a population of 89,000, while the other four districts represent the remainder of the county, which has a population of about 18,000. Apparently there are urban groups in that county, however, who believe the system is all right as it is. At any rate, spokesmen for two major trade organizations at the Sioux City Stockyards have voiced strong objection to selecting county supervisors on an "at large" basis. A resolution adopted by directors of the Sioux City Livestock Exchange and directors of the Sioux City Livestock Market News Foundation termed such a proposal as "not in the hestjn- terest of good government or in Hit tatfffftf of tii* dtttenf of Sioux City and Woodbury County}" The resolution referred to a bill recently filed in the Iowa Legislature by Woodbury County representatives, applying only to that county, which would require the county to elect supervisors on an at-large basis. The resolution called for the defeat of that measure., The Stockyards groups .deplored; the unnecessary, cpntro^ versy between Sioux City resident* and those of the area in Wopdbury County outside of Sibux City, and called for inore understanding and co-operation between rural and urban groups, for a common, good. in our opinion; this is very good advice; Labor should (C, P. Wee* in shocking It's a frustrating thing for Iowa communities trying almost desperately to fefcuft industry to find (Hat about as sobn as an industry if »eciir>ti, usually a 1 packing plinij lifted at providing eihp"loyin|nt lo bolster a to ciJity's filtering economy; the big time labor leaders m»ve in to organise a s, trite; This. nls feJi>p£heo: Wuentiy enough in Iowa to constitute a pattern. If towa is trying to create a ir<M._KlA "imB<U u In flttraCt 111. ws* lp*y* ^p.y¥ #** dustry . JQ seem to, ys , . - hf Ip in providing that favorable (Paul Smith ih Reck Rapids Reporter) A court decision was handed down last week that is kind of a shocker. In this case the government was at, issue with a firm selling heavy machinery to public bodies, The firm had niade a substantial deduction on their income tax for funds uped to take public officials "hunting, fishing, to football games, etc," The firm sai d that this was a necessary expense of doing business, and after hearing the case the court agreed. Personally we think it is vw'y bad business, When public officials who have the responsibil- itir of buying equipment for a city, county or state, hayf? to be taken on ^tensive fishing trips and to weekend foothill games -4 then a change is needed. No public official should ever accept such favor? from thp*> who are selling them machinery or items bf any kino:, it leads tq trouble and has done so time after time. Ulttmatelyi of source, tne people who pay thi ta?es, piy for the fishing trips anil tlie football weekends,. This particular case brings the whole matter p,ut (n the opgn, We hope enough questions will b* asked and enough intejrest aroused so that pubUc officials will realise they are not being fa)r to their constituents when they accept faVors from .those who would sell to the particular A ' unit they repre- Otlcc again otlr statesman at Washington have vbt&) igalnit a move looking toward elimih* atihg filibustering, this time d committee iti the senate had turned thumbs down by a Vote* of 5 to 4. that'slinusually close, as oast experience has shown. The latest attempt toward clp- tur'e is a proposal that a three- fifths vote could stop filibustering instead of the two-thirds majority that has been in effect for years, in another proposal, a barfe majority cbiild cut off the wittd jamming, ,. Last time it catlie Up fdf d* bate on the fldor, it was refer* fed to the senate rules commit' tee, the committee talked about it but postponed action Until March. March has now cohie and the committee has reportedly adversely to the change. Four Democrats and One. Republican voted to retain the two- thirds rule. Two .Republicans and two Democrats supported the change. „. That's Where it stands Until sottiebrte brings it Up again. This will probably be when another filibuster starts. A L G O N A K 0 1 I U T M C O U N T Y ADVANCE Published by .the, AavdnCe ..Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays/ offices and shop, 124. North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. , . . Editor dnd publisher, Dua'rie E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlsehillei, Editor Errier.ltus, W, C; Dftw^l. • . , ADVANCt SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Veor In County and to nearest. post office outside of County ---- $5.00 Six, months- in County and to nearest , post . of flee -- ----- . --------- $3.50 Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside. P.O.s ------ $7.00 .,.-.!• AlL.Hghts to;, matter, published.. In the Atgqna KoSsuth ' County Advance are reserved, Incjudmg news, feature, t advertising or .other,, and reproduc- tlbri Iri an'V manner Is . > prohibited -feytept bv ; . wrltteri permission of. the publishers of. , the, Algona Kossuth Ccllnty Advance In each Instance. .All manuscripts articles , or pictures are sent at the owner's risk. ."'.-'• Professional ANb Business (Pat Gallagher In . Belmond Independent) Senator Ray Hagie ih a note to The Independent says the slbto progress being .made by the 61st General Assembly no longer has him concerned over the possibility of not being home in lime to plant corn. Ray declares, "I am how -worrying - abput harvest." The Clarion legislator representing Wright ahd Franklin counties noted that at the time he wrote us, the Senate calendar coritained 110 bills that had been reported to Senate ;cOmmit- te'es but had hot yet been acted upon by that house. AS of last Friday, Ray said, "We have aver aged., about one bill a day this week, That means that (at that rate) it would take four months, to dispose of the present calendar, even without another bill being added." And that, he said, was just part of the story. Disturbing Senator Hagie just as much as the leisurely pace ..of , progress, was the .fact that "little, if anything, has been faced in the area of great controversy. Nothing has been done relative to appropriations, taxes, the multitude of .labor bills, or reapportionment. All of. these things take much time, . if they are to be intelligently discussed on, the floor." . Ray was additionally dismayed by rumors that there would be no sifting committees active during the current assembly. The sifting committee .has been employed in the past to keep much unimportant legislation from reaching the floor ("many said the same applied to important issues as well," Ray interjected) and .offered .a means of keeping the Senate calendar relatively short. It aided greatly in helping bring the ' session to a close. We gathered that Ray isn't entirely happy. Decision is Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP SUffety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 208 East State St. Ph. 295-3176 Investments BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance 109 North Dbdge Ph: 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE; 6 t^orth Dodge St. Polio Insurance Ph. 295-5443 Home—Automobile—^Farrh KOSSUTH MUtUAt INSURAiJCe ; ASSOCIATION OVer ; $lM,WO^^rtii : 'o^ ; insurance in'farce. A home Company. S»fe, secure. Lola Seuffham, Secy. HERBST INSURANCE AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other ...-.Forms,.. Ph. 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Reoresehting FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home -Car • Life 29&595S P.O. Box 337 HAROLDSUNDET Sundet Insurance Agency 118 South Dodge Phone 5-2341 INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA ;.- ' - . . . -i • .„• j -. . • .- ;• . .- .^> (Chiropractors ». - .... - , .*-... .. ;*; _"_^J^s-._^_Mt 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. 235-M77 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropracier ^Office Phbne^-iiRif.^Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:30-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 Farm Management CARLSON MAHAejIMINT COMPANY •a. Mf->lti RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY AH tvoe« of Insurance Ph. 295-552* or 2f 5-3111 ALGONA Ontometrlgfa Dr, HAROLD W, ERICKION , ^rfs Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glassep, 9 last State Street PfaQne 2*5-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sfttlirdiy Dl. C M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Aiulysii ind Vliujl Triliiifti Contact Unsei 108 So. Hirl»ni Algont Phone 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 SL Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph, 295-2277 DAN L. BRAY, M, D, M. D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, lowt Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTTIR, M, D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN f. KOOi, M. D, Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Dodge, Algons Office Phpe Pr, L, L. INYOW 113 E»«t Stite St. , Saturday Afternoons Dentist 622 E. State . . ..tl KOSfUTH COUNTY irvice OR. LfiOY I STII9HMAN Dentist U6 N. Moore St. Phone 295-3131 KfVlN NASH, . |23 g. Call ...... 295-5106 Algoni

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