Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1965 · Page 14
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 29, 1965
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rrxrvTAT rv I Ij^ossuth CountyAdvanc THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1*65 UNIONS SHARg RiSRdNSfSiyfY J?0ft PRODUCING Iowa vs. Nebraska The hassling between Nebraska and towa over land areas changed by wanderings of the Missouri river now seems lo be reaching a decision point. For some years the city of Carter Lake has b"rn rr*«istine all atlomnts by Omaha and Nebraska to annex that area. When the state's boundaries wore set the Missouri rivor channel was the western boundary of Iowa. The nortion on which Carter Lake now stands was on the east side of the river. However somo years ?ao before the river was stabilized the Missouri cut a new channel leaving the Carter Lake area on the west side. OMAHA HAS boon wanting the land on the western side of the river for some time. Besides Carter T^ko tho Omaha airport is on what is really Iowa land. Omaha wants the tax income from the residents of Carter Iflke and also the government control of that area. In the meantime Iowa snortsmen have become interested i» land on the eastern side of the river which is really nart of Nebraska. When the river zie zagtjed at Carter T «ke it al^o sashaved between Omaha and Sioux City, loavine large areas of bottom land from Nebraska on the Iowa side of the river. Nebraskans, perhaos with a view of forcing, Iowa to come to terms on Carter Lake, have been petting possessive of such bottom land in the now Iowa side of the river. This has irked Iowa sportsmen. NEBRASKA IS NOW offering a kind of horse trade—Carter Lake for the bottom land on the Iowa side north of Council Bluffs. The Carter Lake proposal has been kicked around in the Iowa legislature for several sessions without getting anywhere. There have been several committees and commissions to study the matter but no decision has been ever seriously suggested until recently. It is probable congressional action may be needed to assent to any settlement between Nebraska and Iowa if one is made. Sonic constitutional questions have been raised, THE IOWA CONSTITUTION in Article XI Sec. 4 says the boundaries of the state "may be enlarged with the consent of congress and the general assembly." It says nothing about reducing the size of the state. There is also a good question whether the legislature can change the boundaries of Pottawattamie county without a favorable vote by the oeonle of thfi county as provided in Article III Sec. 30. However if a hassle takes place between the two states the U. S. constitution gives the U. S. supreme court original jurisdiction over a squabble between states. Hence the whole matter, like manv others in recent years, mav ba determined by the U. S, supreme court whether Iowa or Nebraska likes it. Newspapers give most David Brinkley, one of the doleful Huntley-Brinkley twins on NBC news, recently told a newspaper convention that television and radio news broadcasts could not begin to give all of the news. This is a statement that is pretty well known, but it has not always been admitted by the pundits who show their faces on the TV screen. When radio and television came on the, scene there was a great to-do that the day of the newspaper was past, and all the news could be heard instead of. read. THE FACT IS newspaper reading has been increased by the meager coverage, given events on the speaking-mediums. The big events can be announced—but that is about all that can be given. This leads to an interest on the part of the listener who gets a paper to rea^d, about it. There isn't enough time to' give any kind ofj a real coverage on the speaking mediums. There isn't the ability to 'handle in detail many news deals-such as medi- care. Only a high light can be given by the speakers—the paper gives it in detail. And once the speakers voice, is gone —it is gone forever. A newspaper waits the convenience of the reader. It can be reread to study a paragraph, a bit more. The speaker gives it once and turns to other items. WHERE RADIO and television shinq is in such events as the assassination of President Kennedy. This was television's finest hour except for the rather horrible Chump Spring brings some things besides flowers and birds. It brings a host of "experts" on everything, particularly those items that cost money like furnace cleanouts, siding, and house repairs. Thi^ kind of spring bird should not be listened to for he will promise anything, and often deliver but little. The! best practice in door to door salesmanship is to say you buy only through a local dealer, no matter what the item is. The best sign of a fraud is a fellow who offers you a special deal not available to others. Stop and thing WHY he is offering YOU that deal. The reason is he figures you're a chump. their way of life. They get enough to live on and have no ambition to do better. They prefer to loaf their, way'through life, on handouts rather than work for a living. The trouble with all these deals is that they have a degrading effect on the recipients. People in the poor bracket too often are there because they have little ambition in the first place, and (his handout business destroys what incentive they ever had to earn their own way. And they are encouraged by too many of these dogooder organizations who find great satisfaction and good salaries in ministering to the so-called unfortunate. And money is wasted and payment of a new permanent dole is added to the public treasury load. Liquor Handouts The feud between welfare agencies and politicians in New York City over which should have charge of spending the "anti-poverty" funds recently voted by congress is symbolical of what is wrong in this country. The,re is entirely too much authority. There a,re too many agencies running around seeking means to enhance their image. There are too many politicians anxious to get money to spend for their own enhancement without too much thought of the reason the money is given. The Johnson anti-poverty scheme is tailormaide for the handQute,rs. an4 wafd heelers. The sad part qf the entire deal is this is the same kimJ of entering wedge of all welfare programs in the past which were supposed to be temporary but have become permanent with increasing b. u,<J- gets- Theje are entirely too many people now living on the dole who m#b& that There was an interesting battle in the legislature over the revision of the state's liquor by the drink laws. A group wanted to change the law so a city or town within a county that voted dry could remain wet. The situation came from Sioux county where Hawarden voted wet by a big margin but the county as a whole voted dry. The change would have permitted Hawarden to be wet. The problems of liquor by the drink are never solved. Whether the state is dry, a county is dry, a state is half dry, is always cause for trouble. However inay- be it makes as much sense for a city to be wet in a dry county as for a state to permit counties either to be wet or dry. The senate recently passed a bill which would deny quantity discounts to purchasers of liquor who do not 'old a license to sell it by the drink. The logic of this is certainly questionable. In the first place the idea of the discount is for quantity purchases. It should not make a difference whether a man bought it for himself or for sale. Unions use power as unfair club Modification i (Pat Gallagher In Belmond lnd«p«rtd«nt) Working people cannot be blamed for seeking benefits to which they may legitimately lay claim. Much labor legislation put into effect in the past 25 years or so has been to this end. The laboring man is the basic producer and he has a fight to share equitably with capital and management in the market proceeds of the product. There is no disputing that for a span of far too many years following the industrial revolution, labor was not accorded such a share. This inequity has, with the passing years, been quite extensively corrected through the power that organized labor has acquired. Now the impression is left from time to time that that same power is being utilized with more and more frequency as a club to bludgeon industry into granting concessions that are not only harmful to its own: ership but potentially harmful to labor, itself. There is more than one sound way to operate a company; and there is more than one way to earn an annual living. This has been demonstrated in the course of the Iowa Beef company labor dispute at Fort Dodge. We've seen no denial on the part of officials directing the strike of the;'United Packinghouse Workers that the itidder- ately lower Hourly wage paid by Iowa Beef Was a major factof in enabling the firm to provide its workers MORE hours of: work and a BETTER annual income than,if the wage rate were at the level demanded. A comfortable income for a, reasonable number of annual work hours, is a goal that cannot be subject to legitimate criticism. But action, such as has been taken at tfprt Dodge doss not seem to pursue this goal in honest fashion. One gathers from all,too many labor disputes of the present day that "the pay is the-thing," and if a satisfactory, income could be derived by doing NOTHING, that would, suit some, of the more irresponsible unions to a T. . . : . This attitude has brought nationally, a concerted drive for shorter work hours at (at least) going income rates. The purpose of proposed legislation would be to obtain 40-hour pay for organized labor for 35 hours of work. A little "old fashioned" mathematics demonstrates that this would bring a 14 per cent rise in production costs. And it the demand that five of the work hours be .regarded as "overtime" and payable at double the regular rate Should be acceded td, an additional 25 per cent im crease would result. How these labor "gains" could be allowed without retrenchment in employment, without seriously reducing — and discouraging — investment capital, without enabling foreign competition to make further inroads on domestic markets, and without otherwise jeopardizing American industry is something to which the labor forces do not have a ready answer. Here on our own doorstep it was demonstrated by General Mills that industry cannot — or at least will not — indefinitely bear the burden of too many low-production hours at premium wages. Industry bears a heavy responsibility to pay a fair and comfortable wage for productive labor. Our whole economy is the stronger that this has been whidely brought about, But labor bears a balancing responsibility to make it possible to repay capital investment with a reasonable reward and attract competent management When sight of this obligation is lost, labor is.the ultimate loser. '^Awvwvyyuwwwbw Compiled by John M. Henry of "I Saw It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. , shooting of Oswald in front of the TV cameras. Putting aside the mob scenes at the Dallas jail in which perhaos news writers were as much at fault as the TV cameramen the events on that tragic Friday were given quickly and decently. But even here the television and radio coevrage merely added to interest in newspapers, where the events could be reviewed in detail. And more important the items could be clipped and saved. When the television screen went, blank, the., pic.- tures were gone forever. ONE FACT should also be mentioned in connection with the speaking mediums., as opposed to the printed medium* of "news*'"*" coverage. Television forces commdrcials onto the listening public. Advertising in newspapers is at the convenience of the reader who can get the news first if he so desires and then study the advertising. The screen is single-vision and the commercial is the, only thing seen. Obnoxious advertising is more obnoxious on the screen/ for this reason^, whereas in a newspaper it can be ignored, This is perhaps why so many commercials are irritating and obnoxious. They have to invite a reader in a newspaper. The reader is not a captive. . And besides the fact a newspaper, is . always available to be read again and studied more thoroughly, it gives a more complete and accurate story. And. it can wait until the reader is ready. WIT BY IOWANS !WW^VA%sn.WbrVWUWy^^ "I've buried the hatchet with this Council Bluffs dame But, Boy, I remember where I buried it". — Atlantic trucker. ,; • "About the time parents'quit worrying because the kids don't turn out the lights, they begin worrying because they "do". — Brdyton farm sale'. "The optimist is thankful for what he gets—and hopes for more. The pessimist is thankful for what he doesn't get, and hopes it'll stay this way". — Onawa bus station. "If you eat slowly, you'll eat less the dieticians sat/. How much less depends'tm the size of your family". — Glemoood church supper. "A wife can forgive her husband, for, anything but the ability to have a good time without her". — Ottujinwa hotel lobby. ' "The way women fix themselves up these days, if you see a man with a woman who, looks young enough to be.Jits daugh^e^_^qbablj/Jsh^s f Kis'mpt^er > '. — Aft. . '*" Pleasant picnic.""'"" *'***" "' ,..11,^,0.,. "On TV when a car stops ^here's always a parking space right in front of, it. TV time costs too much to be spent looking for a parking space". — Clarinda PTA meeting. "A real thoughtful and fore-handed father is one who has arranged fot; his children to have a beautiful mother". — Fort DoQge card party. "Early to bed and early to rise and you won't meet the right people". — SCI dormitory. ' is nearly by wife's pinking shears (Don Reid in West Des Moincs Express) The other day I went home to get my notebook, After honking and hollering, with no reply, I decided Dorothy andj her mother were taking their afternoon nap, so busied myself in the kitchen, getting a bite to eat. After quietly slamming a, few oven doors, in a normal sq'rt. of Way, I finished my lunch and started upstairs. As I swung into the landing, a little wicker sewing basket came sailing out of nowhere. I ducked back, then peered around cautiously. Sure enough, there was Dorothy, defending the top of the stairs. She looked like Horatio at the bridge, except that Horatio didn't wear hair-curlers nor was he armed with pinking shears. "It's YOU!" she said, relieved. "1 heard someone stirring around in the kitchen so I grabbed up the first thing I could find and rushed out here to do battle." 1 looked at her fondly. "How brave you are!" I exclaimed. "You thought 1 was an intruder, perhaps armed with deadly weapons and yet you rushed out here carrying only a little wicker sewing basket and the pinking shears." "1 intended to give a good account of myself," Dorothy said modestly. 1 shook my head in amazement. "Why didn't you go into my dressing room? Here in, this very household we have twelve bolt-action rifles, an old Winchester saddle gun, a military M-l rifle, four revolvers, and a .45 automatic pistol, not to mention an assorted collection of bayonets, a Boy Scout hatchet and a hunting knife and you come out here with just a pair of scissors!" "That is just like you men." Dorothy flared. "No burglar would dare attack YOU because your, room, resembles the Springfield arsenal! And all your poor little,' wife has is a pair of pinking shears." I hung my head in shame. "Besides," Dorothy added, "we keep all-the weapons'locked up on account of the kiddies and I didn't have time to hunt up the; key, which you also'keep hidden." "True," I admitted. "Still, there is an old cavalry sabre just inside the doorway. Why didn't you grab it?" "That old cavalry sabre is bigger than I am!" Dorothy retorted stoutly. After all, my little wife, has to take a deep breath and stand on tip-toe to reach the five-foot mark. "I suppose it is," i admitted, eyeing her figure. "At least, insofar as the longitudinal dimension^ tire concerned. However, on the lateral side I would say ... "II you finish that sentence," Dorothy threatened, "I will tell my mother." I changed the subject. "Anyway," I went on, "you were wearing your hair curlers so you/weje not entirely unajmed. In my opinion, a burglar who see§ a woman in her hair curlers, . . ." "Ypij| have not been asked for your opinion!" my wife snapped. "Besides, a husband is supposed to iQve his wife even if she IS in Jiajr curlers!" "Ajj<J i DO," 1 said fondly. "It is jujt that a burglar who was not 'used to them would be startled." "Careful, Mac!" Dorothy said- She brandished the pinking shears. S0 J shut uj) §nd went b|ck to Gome to think of it, I wonder whaj would bsppen to a burglar who. got trimmed up with pinking sJiars? Searing him up would give 3 Husband's letter (Gordon Aasgaard in Lake Mills Graphic) One of my regular contributors sent me this little gem clipped from his daily paper: "A letter from a newly retired man to his wife: "Dearly Beloved: "In coming home with, my pension, to live with you for 24 hours a day, I do what I wanted to do the day I married you and what I've wanted to do these 40 years since. I didn't marry you so that I could work. I worked so that I could marry you and. live with you. "In these 40 years I figure, that 100,000 hours of this pleas- ur,e have been taken from me-r- that's about how many hours I've been away on the job since we married. In the retirement years that stretch out before us I intend that we live so fully that I get some of that pleasure back. "If I could, I would have it that I come home to you as the pretty fellow you married, with wavy black hair on top—with any sort of hair, on top; with a waistline a belt would go around; with feet and legs that sfill could chase you around the dining-room table. I don't come home to you with any of those, but I come with a deeper dedication to you than the pretty young fellow could have had. I come with affection that has. been 40 years in the making, "I think you are much like our sterling knives and forks. The more I use you and the older you grow, the lovelier you get. I could not find another woman at this time in my life who could bend to my peculiarities and bear to live with me, I could not hire a young maid who could serve me as well as. you do, who could suit me as well, or who would work for the half of my pension you get, "I'm afraid you are stuck with me for the 20-odd years I expect to live. And I'm glad you are. "With that off my chest, I'd like to suggest to you a couple of things: , "I was considered a fairly important man at the company, Don't make me a flunky at home, I'll do any menial task you do ... just not all of them, at your bidding. "I get the morning paper at 7 a.m. and the afternoon paper at 5:30 p.m. I like to read them in peace, tiienhear the TV news, Wi]l you please sgrve (a) breakfast and (b) supper at some period except just at these times. "And for Pete's sake stop rattling around the living room while I'm enjoying the papers and TV. There ought to be some other time of day to dust and run the vacuum cleaner"You have many women friends drifting in for visits. Will you please make them under? stand thgt you are their hostess but I am not their host. "Finally, we have two fine, vacant bedrooms since the children grew UP and left. I would like one of these, bed and all, as my own private hideaway. Not as a private bedroom—I prefer you—but as a place to steal a nap, accumulate junk and stuff, throw things on the floor, or escape for some peace and quiet. "Give me these things, give me a little time to adjust, and I'll be the finest fellow you ever retired with. Devotedly, Your (M. §, Crabi* in laglf Grave Eagle) When Clover nor H u g h e s' "modificatidft" of the fight td work law is finally revealed to the public it turns out to be even worse than outright repeal of the measure would have been. The new bill only delays compulsory joining of a union for 30 days after the person is hired. In addition it adds several other penalities itt connection With compulsory union membership that would have not been there' with just plain repeal of the law. You can't expect to attract industry to a state when you doing everything you cart to ttiake'ittdugh for the efnplpyef. PUftf Li HiARTS — Larry (1 Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Curtis, CraW* fbrdville, received a 'Purple Heart medal last month. He was wounded in action in Viet Natti last February 7th. The Purple Heart medal was awarded |josthumdusly to the late Private First Class Delmer L. FerriSj Mapleton, in ceremonies there oil March 27th. It was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs! Howard Ferris. ALGONA KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thorington St., Algona, Iowa. Editor and publisher, Duane E. tDewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschllles, Editor Emeritus, W. C. Dewe'l. ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION MATE One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County $5.00 Six months in County and to nearest, post office - •_„: -__.1$3.50 Year outside County, and to other'thdn 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' an/" manner is .prohibited..except by written, permission of the publishers of the Algona Kossufh County' Advance In each instance; All manuscripts articles or pictures' 'ate sent at the owner's risk. ' Alg Professional AIIA AND wllu By*i ne ** Insurance 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-^-F.arm KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $102,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A homt Company. Safe, iteur(|. Lola .Scuffham, Sigcjr. . HERBST INSURANCE . - 'AGENCY-.-":;;•: For Auto, House, Household Goods, and; M^ny^ Other .•'Forms': -".i'V :"•"- , Ph, 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst RICHARD A MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car - Life 295-5955 '• P.O. Box 337 HAROLDSUNDET Sund*t Insurance Agency 118 South Dodge , ' Ph.one 5,2341 Investments All TvPi* Qf, ljwur«il<«- Ph, 295.5529 or 2*5-311 1 Optometrists- or, Eyes Examine^, Lenses, HeMjjg Aid Glasses, 9 East Stale Street Phone 2§5;2196 Hours 9;00 \.i(\. t« 5iOQ p.nj. Closed 'Saturday DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Visual Analysis ajij Visual Training Contact Lenses 108&>,Har!8n;..,, Phone 195,3743 Pr. L. L. 5HYCIft H3 &$st Stite SI * of KOS5UTH COUNTY Collectrite Service Fact bilt Reports 295-3183 INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V: GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA Chiropractors DR. 6. D. ARNOLD Chiropractor 120 N. Moore Mpn. • Wed. - Ffj. 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. 295-5877 DR. M. R. BALDWIN . Chiropractor,: Office Phone Reg. Phone 295-2378 205-3304 'Office Hours: Mon. thru Fri, — 8:80-12:00 1:00- 5;00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management' is Good Business, 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors " .'* JOHN N? KENEFIck, M. D. Physician ajid Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone, 295-2353 Residence. Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D P^iysjcian $ Surgeon . 118 No. Moore S? Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Ph, 295-2277 DAN L, BRAY, M- D, W, P. Clinic Blijg, 109 w. state st, Algona, Iowa Office Ph. 295-2828 JOHN M, SCMUTTilJ, M ? Q, Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F, KOOB, M. 9," Resitle.nce Phqn^ 295-59 JJ7 Physicians a^ §urgeojw 220 N. Dodge, AlgonJi __ Offlge. Phone Dentists m- "j; I, HARRIS 622 E. State St Phone 295-2334 DR. k Dentist N. Moore St. 12,3 E, 295,5101

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