Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 13, 1965 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 13, 1965
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niAf nA Kossuth County Advance !GE THURSDAY, MAY 13, The hectic days : In these last hectic days of this session of the legislature a lot of measures will bo pissed. It is often thought the legislators do all the work in the finnl week. However in most cases of controversial and tax bills as well as appropriations a lot of committee work has been done. However no matter how much work has been done in the committees there is always a chance of some unconsidered a- Amendments being added in the final mo- ;,ments. This can really mess up the proposals and result in bitter floor debates. With the end of the session near the legislators must, come to decisions. There is no postponing time left. Tempers get short and everyone gets mad at everyone as they are pressured into action which may affect reelection. THE BIG PROBLEM is always that of taxation. There are many proposals, some good but many bad. The legislators must •choose, and must raise the money to pay , 'for the appropriations they make. '•;. Under Iowa law the legislature is on the spot, because if the state income does not match the expenditures then an auto- ,matic property tax levy goes into effect. This property tax levy for state purposes would.! raise' a real political howl. Al the present and for many years in ;the past there has been no property tax -for state purposes except to retire soldiers , bonus 'bonds. To add one now after all these years Xvould cause a real upheaval, some- Rule by marches Labor has threatened a "march" on 'the legislature in an effort to get proposed legislation passed. There was such a march in 1947 when the right to work law was passed but it boomeranged and the state senate that same day passed the bill calling the union bluff. There is a tendency in these days to try to affect all things by demonstrations, •marches', and so forth. The success of the civil rights demonstrations has led other •groups to do likewise. Some are plainly silly and have no appreciable effect except giving the demon-; strators an outlet for their enthusiasms. Some are dangerous for too often a crowd psychology takes over with violent results. IN MANY COUNTRIES demonstrations * -against the United States haye been held with embassies stoned and information li; braries burned and riddled. This is design:ed to have an effect on U. S. public dpin- \- ion, but usually the effect is negative as IS far as getting any favorable response from ,'this country is concerned. • i( •! The march from Selma to Montgomery (•was an unnecessary move mainly to let the 'i marchers let off steam. The tragic results in the murder of a white woman could have been /anticipated. The march was a -•deliberate flaunting of the opposing force • i, in Alabama certain to raise violent reac- ' thing the democrats now in control do not want. THUS IT IS necessary to get the money. Tax proposals include the sales tax added to such events as school lunches, school football, baseball and basketball games, not only high school but also college and university. Even class plays, etc., would have to collect a tax. These have been exempt and adding the tax would cause a smalll flurry, but not long lasting because people are too used to paying on other things. The legislature has been plenty cozy so far in some of the measures which will add to the tax burden locally coming from properly taxes. The boost in pay for various officers will have to come locally, and other "permissive" legislation will require payment from local funds. However the state aids are certain to be boosted and the legislature must get additional money. Where the ox is gored makes a 'big difference to each legislator, and each is certain to hear from those affected. • So as the legislature gets into its last days a lot of things happen in a hurry and often so quickly those affected do not know they are clobbered until too late. And the legislator's plaintive cry that the fellow never objected is simply because the fellow didn't know what was going on. It's the legislator's only chance of salvation — to say it happened too fast to let him know. And sometimes it seems it's designed that way. £ The march itself really gained nothing S except publicity as far. as results in the drive for 'what the marchers^ called free> dom. IN FACT MOST of the demonstrations including those for civil rights are a form of force, with intense personal feelings sometimes magnified by the fact a crowd is involved. Any force generates an opposing force and must eventually result in clashes. Rule by crowd is usually wrong rule. That is why civilized countries have government by law. It has not been popular to criticize the civil rights movement. There is no question the Negro has been kept down in southern states particularly, but the south has no monopoly on this by any means. It.is.pTcfttes alent in the cities in the north too. BUT SOME WHERE the line must be drawn against demonstrations that interfere with rights of all the people. To dem- onstrate'peacefully is one thing — to demonstrate to provoke is another thing entirely. • The freedom songs such as We Shall Overcome have a militant tone that develops militancy on the other side. And the meaning of the word "freedom" changes drastically when considered as a personal thing for an individual. What freedom means to him differs from what it means to another. The big danger is in the fact one thing leads to another, and unless restraint is used violence will result. So far there has been restraint, but it sometimes appears Negro leaders may get into an ambitious course for personal agrandisement which could lead to deep trouble. Naming of Casey Loss to the state board of regents is recognition of service to ,s the state and to his party. It is also the appointment of a man who has had considerable experience in dealing with the large ... state problems. Mr, Loss has been on the interim committee for many years. This committee Jacts between sessions of the legislature with real authority in the past to deal with particularly financial problems. This committee has had experience with the institutions of higher learning and Mr. Loss will be no stranger to the job. It is well the governor made such an appointment and it will be good for the state as a whole as well as the board of regents. Mr. Loss is not noted as a "yes" man. This is good, for quite often the high summits of professorism tends to over-power the lesser creatures on such boards. Monkey Governor Hughes has taken an unusual course in appealing to legislators in a body rather than the customary method of visjling personally with senators and rep- reseniatives. is of course some politics involved ajs the governor is anxious to appeal to groups which may further his political fortune. Hughes has walked a narrow course between union labor on one side and management on the other. While advocating "revision" of the right to work laws the governor has also endeavored to assure management he was not going whole hog The fact is however that his "revision" \ is not satisfactory to management and evi- i dently not too popular with his own party members. His debt to union labor is being paid by his personal appeal and he can not be blamed by labor if the union people do not get what they want. The legislators are conscious of home area needs. Most small towns are in dire trouble because of a lack of industry. People in Iowa see industrial growth as the only answer to many of Iowa's problems. And the right to work law is the cornerstone in Iowa's efforts to get^industry for it is about the only real talking point advocates of getting industry have in making their appeals. Revision of this is viewed with alarm by industry-seeking local town groups and this is affecting the thoughts of legislators even those committed to union support for their election. It is apparent the governor hopes to get the labor monkey off his back by liis personal appeal — and it also seems likely both the governor and the democrats secretly hope the right to work law is not repealed or revised drastically. Dominican The situation regarding the Dominican Republic is about as confused a mess as can be iraagin,ed in diplomatic relations. The conflicting reports add to the confusions. Undoubtedly the United States troops restored order and beat down the rebellion if that wajs what it was. Whether we acted too quickly remains to be seen. If a Cuba type overthrow resulting in communists taking over then we moved properly. If not, then there is some question about our action. However in no ease should this country stand aloof and let Castroism take over. MARRIED LIFE MORt INTlRfSt^O THAN A NliBMT OUT , t ••. 1 t Don Reia in deep fHI iOVS (Don Reid in West Des Molties Express) "I have just had a nice visit with John X," t lold Dorothy. He is a young acquaintance of. ours. "Some of us were sitting around clown town and he said he had just now found out he was married," Dorothy scoffed. "Why, they were marred YEARS ago!," she sad. "Mow do you mean he just now found it out?" "Well, take this business of having a night out with the boys. For years Geraldine has been telling him that he should by all means have an occasional night out with the boys, only please let her know ahead of time! So one day he decided to try it; he said 'Dearie, I will be out with the boys a week from Thursday.' And do you know what she said?" Dorothy giggled. "I'll bet I could guess." "She said, 'A week from Thursday! Why, that is the night we. are having dinner with my parents!' So he let it drop. The next time he tried for a week from Tuesday. This time he ran into a conflict with some Old and Dear Friends from Indianola, who were coming to iplay bridge. In fact, in seven years he has never been able to outguess Geraldine when it comes to picking out a suitable date ahead of time!" "You mean this is how he found out he was married?" "Well, that's not all of it. The next thing he learned was that it was OK to be late for dinner, provided he telephoned. are always handly, Get 1 - aldlhe pointed out." '*iPhey certainly are!" Dorothy agfiSed. "This country needs moti wives like CJeralditte," "tiut every time he phoned, the line was busy on account of sher'jtvas gabbing to her mother. Finally one day, in desperation. he thought of calling the wife whift lives next door. It seems that this wife is very cute; blonde, friendly and all that sort °f-.tying. "He said 'Sally, this is John X. ,-Will you do -me a favor?' And she said, 'Of course, John. Yoiit KNOW I will.' In fact, her voice was fairly dripping with charm, good will and cooperation^' ^jll just bet it was!" "iSo he hold her he was trying to j>hone home and couldn't get in'and would she run over and tell'XJeraldine. And when he got hortie, all dumb and happy, you kndw what happened?" , "Of course I know what happened," Dorothy said; ''The' roof fell in on him. It is bad .enough to have your husband not Come home without him telling, all the neighbors about it." "'Why, that's funny," I marveled. "That is almost exactly what Geraldine said. Anyway, he never tried that again. So he would phone home, no matter how long it took to get through. He would say, 'Geraldine sweetheart, I will be late for dinner.' And do you know her reply?" •'She already had the roast on," Dorothy said. "And did lie want to ruin her fine dinner after she had slaved over a hot stove." Districting necessary in any again pj an | or rea j apportionment WbVI^^ Vf J. J. J) JL IOWANS Complied by John M. Henry of "I Sow It In The Paper" in McColl's Magazine. "One little boy said to the fother 'Well, maybe your Dad can whip my Dad, but you .ought to see the sap my big sister makes of your big brother' ". Nevada show room. "The harder you hit bottom the higher the bounce". Emmetsburg attorney. ', "His yard is bringing many an lowan to his knees this summer". Ames professor, toast '"Hardly any rich 771071 in Iowa, is'- as rich as you : think he is, nor is any poor man quite as poor as he thinks he is". Arthur Dunbar, Sioux City. "This bearded beatnick was realistic about it; he was .howling about being deprived of his wrongs". Dubuque minister. "Some say you can influence ^'the way the cookie crumbles' 'by putting a little icing on it". Sanborn trucker. '• "If you don't want your children to hear what you are saying, pretend you are saying it for their , own good". Atlantic motel clerk. "I always envied the man who invented the bathtub in 1850. He wouldn't have to get out o/ it until 1875 when the telephone was invented". Humboldt PTA speaker. "Grandpa says automation isn't new, Back in his days they had something that did all the work while folks sat around and did nothing. They called it 'Grandma' ". Clarinda factory superintendent. 'The minutes you spent at a fable makes you fatter if they include seconds". SCI science professor. "If your wife no longer cares whether you get home late, it's later than you think". Ottumwa phone superintendent. ...... , "I'll be glad whan our so?i has grown up so we won't have to pay a girl money to spend evenings with him". Mason City bank lobby. Business of being editor has many ramifications (Jackson Bity in Osege Press) We have a natural kinship with Samuel L. Clemens, normally known as Mark Twain. He was a confirmed skeptic, an iconoclast, a disbeliever of pious platitudes. lie was also a newspaperman, both of the weekly and daily varieties. Mark Twain once worked for the Territorial Enterprise, in Virginia City, Nevada. He recalled, in his "Notebook," the difficulties he had during the week he took over management of the Enterprise while the editor was temporarily absent. "Nobody except he who has tried it," Mark Twain said, "knows what it is to be an editor. It is easy to scribble local rubbish, with the facts all before you; it is easy to string out a correspondence from any locality; but it is unspeakable hardship to write editorials. "Subjects are the trouble— the dreary lack of them, I mean. "Every day it is drag, drag, drag — think, and worry, and suffer — all the world is a dull blank, and yet the editorial columns must be filled. "The matter that each editor of a ... paper in America writes in the course of a year would fill from four to eight bulky volumes like this book (his notebook) . . , fjow editors can continue this tremendous labor, this exhausting consumption of brainfiber (for their work is creative, not a mere mechanical laying-up of facts, like reporting), day after day and year after year, is incomprehensible. •Ever since I survived my week as editor, I have found at least one pleasure in any newspaper that comes to my hand; it is in admiring the long columns of editorials and wondering to myself how in the mischief he did it." Twain ha,d enough, with just one issue of a weeHly paper behind him. He never tried again. Today, though, it is easier to solve what Mark Twain thought was the chief trouble a century or so ago. There are often so many subjects upon whjefc to express an opinion that some get neglected. Only rarely does the well run dry. Yes, § weekly newspaper editor mjist he § peculiar sort of felloy. No wonder less jthaa half of them write any editorials at all. Houston Waring, editor of the Littleton, CpJ9j£4o "Independent" has pin-pointed another Ifee "You sre fight again," 1 beamed. "What a knack you have for this soft of thing," "Tisn't anything, really," Dorothy said modestly. "You men always phone home after we have put the roast on, in fact, I will never forget the tittle . . ." Hastily I interrupted. "You don't need to tell ME," I protested, "After all, I have been married 35 years, give or take a little. And, happy, glorious years they, were, too," I added. "Anyway, John finally tried still another approach. He figured that if he phoned, he would get scolded once on the phone and 'once .when he got home. So for awhile he did not phone at,ail! And the last time it happened, you know what Geraldine said?" "I certainly, hope she told him plenty," "Well, she showed him the ruins of the dinner and invited him to sit down for a little talk. Her opener was, 'John, sweetheart, as ah* outsider, what do you think of the human race?" "I must remember that one," Dorothy said. "Now what I want to know is, now that we know all about Geraldine, what did you tell them about ME?" "Why, nothing," I insisted. "Except what a dear good wife you are." "And that's all?" "Well, I did say that bachelors just don't know what they are missing." With that, I quickly took her little hand in mine. And not a minute too soon, either! She was getting ready to belt me one. Don't buy from strangers (Neil Mayrer in Laurent Sun) With the arrival of spring we can expect a motley assortment of itinerant repairmen and fast- talking, dopr-to-door salesmen offering a variety of items, large and small. Some are honest, many are not. Kenneth B. Wilson, president of the National Better Business Bureau, pointed out recently that • most spring rackets have common characteristics: Phony bargains, tricky financing, guar- tees not honored, materials misrepresented and performances exaggerated. Reports received by the bureau indicate that home improvement swindles are the No. 1 spring gyp. It has been estimated that losses from this type of activity top $500 million a year. Included in this category are repair work of various types by. so-called "experts," termite control specialists, fake "tree surgeons," transient driveway resurfacers, vendors of rare plants and "magic" seed. There are scores of others. National Better Business Bureau has offered a few suggestions. . Beware the man who rings the doorbell and says he "just happens to be in the neighborhood" with his gardening supplies or home repair equipment. Check "amazing" bargains before any money is spent. Obtain price, quotations from firms of established reputation on 'all landscaping improvements and home repairs. Read and understand all written agreements and contracts before signing. See information from local better business bureaus or chambers of commerce on unknown firms and individuals. torial writer. Waring writes, "An editor in a small town is a businessman and a manufacturer. He buys raw materials and turns out a finished product which he sells to advertisers and subscribers. He has overhead and wages and taxes and customers to deal with just like the banker next door or the factory down by the tracks. The difference is that he's got the nerve to make the townspeople mad. No other businessman in town, as a rule, displays this kind of courage. "Other business and <professional men will express controversial views among liKe-mihded friends at the elyb, but how many will stand; up and be counted in print? J have occas- sionally received a letter for publication from a doctor, veterinarian or lawyer, but I can't recall one from a merchant or local manufacturer or banker or restaurant man. Among the businessmen, ojily the editor stands out where the lightning strikes," It's np wonder that most of o«jr fr|e%ds (the total number varies considerably from week to week) turn uj dow» flatjy wb*o we offer them space for a column or for guest e«ton«fe. (Jefferton Bee) The Iowa legislature is dodging ofi the issue of districting counties which have more than one legislative representative. If sub-districting is not done, minorities will once again be disfranchised just as surely as they were under the -most out dated voting system prior to the Supreme Court decision. The legislature is talking about permitting counties to sub-district if they elect. This is inadequate. It means that the counties in which sub-districting is most needed would be the ones in which sub-districting would never occur. Majorities are not inclined to vote away their political power. If the spirit of the Supreme Court decision is carried into effect here in Iowa, there must be an effort made to give each person's vote equal weight. This Will not be done if the diverse interests and needs of multi- seat counties are not fairly represented. A I O O N A K 0 $ $ 0 T H COUNTY A D V A N C t Published by the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays 'and Thursdays, offices and shop, 124 North Thbrln^tbh St., Algona, lovya. Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrischllles, Editor Emeritus, W. C. Dewel. ADVANCf SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year in County and to nearest post office outside of County $5.00 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 are sent at the owner's risk. Professional AND Business Directory 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—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. Herbst RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service Business - Home - Car • Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 HAROLD SUNDET Sundet Insurance Agency 118 South Dodge Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS ft GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY All Types of Insurance Ph. 295-5529 or 295-3811 ALGONA Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Byes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5;QQ p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses lOfl So. Harton, Algon, Phone 295-3743 Br, L. (,, SNYDiR 113 East State St. Pii! 395-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Credit Services CtlDIT iUREAU t* • KOIIUTH £OUNTY Investments INVESTORS Diversified Services, Inc. DONALD V. GANT Phone 295-2540 Box 375 ALGONA, IOWA v 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, low* Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 , 295-330)1 Office Hourt: •Mon. thru Fri. — 8:80-12:00 ' 1:00-5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 Farm Management 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, Slate Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M, D Physician & Surgeon , 118 No. Moore St Office Phone 2953345 Residence ph, 295-2277 DAN I, iRAY, M. 0, """ M D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph, 295-2828 JOHN M, SCHUTTIR, M. 0, Residence phone 295.2335 Of AN F. KOOt, M. D. Residence phone 295-5917 Physicians an<J Surgeoni 220 N. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Dentists 0*. J. I, HARRIS JR, Penttst 622 1. State St. OR, LE ROY I. STtOHMAN Dentist US N. Moore & Phone 295-3131 ICE YIN NASH, D^f, 133 §. CfU 295-51*

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