Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1965 · Page 14
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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KossutH THURSDAY, WAV 20, 19AS Moment of truth This week and next will provide blows for the taxpayer as the legislature sets about getting money to pay for the enor- moils appropriations now in sight. There is plain talk the budget of the governor will be exceeded by up to $50 million dollars. First to feel the pinch of this year's session will be those who applv for their drivers licenses after Friday. These two- year permits now jump from $3 to $5. THE BIG money-oroducer however Is expected to be the withholding scheme. As outlined over the weekend this would have rto forgiveness period but the entire load would be dumped on taxpayers beginning this year. Thus a person would not only have money withheld from his paycheck how for next year — but also would have to pay taxes for this year as well. , This little gimmick js expected to yield some $54 million in the fiscal year of additional taxes, of which $27 million would be available For speeding 'by this 'sdssidri of the legislature. 2 ALSO BILLS are in the process which if adopted boost taxes now levied against estates. This is deemed not too unpopular by some legislators oh the theory the fellow is dead and his widow or orphans are happy with what they get. Also there is certain to be an increase on the so-called "sin" items such as cigar- els. The coffin-nail now is in such ill-repute the legislature would have little compunction about boosting the tax from 5 to 8 cents per package as proposed. Sales taxes will probably be extended to items now exempt such as admissions to Schools and church events, as well as to barbers, beauty operations, dry cleaners, hotel and motel rooms. NIGHT DEBATE was set in the senate for this week on the pari-mutucl bill legalizing betting on the horses or dogs in Iowa. This bill is being pushed by western border counties with horse and dog racing across the Missouri river. This bill is pretty controversial and its chances arc not believed to be too good. There arc many other tax measures waiting in the wings. One of the problems is the extent of appropriations. Some measure of property tax relief must be given in the form of additional state aid to Schools. However this increase may just be absorbed by increasing demands for mdney by the schools and merely hold the line. Thinking democrats are concerned that property taxes will be raised by some of the measures adopted. One example cited is the increase to county officers in salaries, which also mean an increase to deputies, etc., all to come from property taxes. In any event these closing days will find a lot of unpopular measures which must be faced. It's the moment of truth for the legislature. Represehtatidtt in Iowa The Iowa senate last week passed a resolution asking congress to call a constitutional convention on apportioning state legislatures. The measure now goes to the Iowa house where its fate is uncertain. Also in the line of apportioning a suit .was recently commenced in Polk county court asking that'the courts require districting where more than one legislator is assigned to a county. ' For some unexplained reason the three-man federal court which tossed but the so-called permanent plan adopted in 1963 refused to pass on the question of districting. • ' •' '"•"• " ''"''•'" *"'•'' •'' ; " - IT WOULD SEEM reasonable on the one-man one-vote theory expounded by the U. S. supreme court that a Polk county voter should riot havejll votes fpr,representa- tive arid three'votes at present for'state senator. •-.-,... ....y. , In the first place there is just plain confusion in voting for 11 names for representative. The vote at large • in Polk county showed in the recent election what mass voting for mass office holders could do. """ "" " " '" "" ;" Why a Polk county voter .should be able to cast 11 lyotes while his .country cousin is allowed only one is a complete denial of the one-man one-vote theory, . FORCES LIKE the labor unions who were loud in opposition to the Shaff plan are mighty quiet on this districting question. The reason is plain. Labor dominates Polk county when the vote is at large and labor elected 11 representatives. If the* county were districted the present minorities would have representation now denied by bloc labor voting. . The problem of area representation is involved in the resolution to congress to call a constitutional convention. Iowa is not like many states — with large areas of grazing land or forests, Iowa's acres are practically all cultivated and have an important bearing on the economy of the state.. Nuts A state senator, last week made the surprising statement}: a quarter ,?page advertisement in a newspaper would com- niaha an editorial Jh 'favor of "the company placing that advertisenient. Evidently this senator has had little to do with newspapermen, possibly the most stubborn of all professions in defending Its integrity. It was said in heat pf argument and perhaps the senator didn't mean it. Such a blanket indictment is just not so. The only fitting reply would seem to be that of the colonel at the battle of 'the bulge — "nuts." though there was some sentiment to make the pay $50 per day. This was rejected in a close vote by the senate, hence probably the house will go along on the $40. ;When legislating becomes a matter of money instead of an ideal, of public service on the part of the members it will mean too much interest in retaining that good- pay job and too little to the needs of the state whether popular or not. Another consideration is that the sessions are lasting so long the average businessman or farmer can't take the time to serve. Picture Bbost The Iowa senate last week voted an increase in pay of legislators from $30 per day to $40 per day. This per day means $even days a week as long as the session lasts. Friday was the 125th day of the session so the proposed boost would mean $5,000 per legislator for a session of that length in 1967. The pay for the b'eutenant-governor and speaker of the house is double that of the legislators so they would get $10,000 for the 125-day session. At present the pay is $30 per dgy, Which by last Friday amounted to $3750 for each legislator plus double that for the presiding officers. One of the real problems In payment of legislators is making the salary so attractive there is a rush of rabble-rousers 'jk> get jn on the gravy train. Also on the 'per diem basis there is no rush to end the session and get the bills passed. In fact a few of the lobbyists in Des Moines are convinced there is a deliberate 'effpA to keep the session going on and on. for some this may be $o, but many of the tegislators have^ their own businesses and professions to attend to. The house of representatives is ex- to f Q along on the HO per day de*l Leaking of the supposedly secret report on the Bobby Baker investigation could have some salutory effects. In the first place the news reports indicate the report was a whitewash of Baker and his pals coupled with a chastising of those who had the audacity to bring up such matters. It is beneath the dignity of congress and the senate committee that conducted the investigation, one-sided as it was, to attempt to color the report. Perhaps the premature revealing of the contents will result in a revision. The Baker picture is bad — and no amount of whitewash will make it any prettier. Index Samuel Lubbel, the private poll taker through interviews, has come up with what has been suspected for some time. The labor reports are far from accurate. Lubell reports a lot of people who are listed as "unemployed" in the labor bureau reports are actually either in line for a job, temporarily out of work, or are unemployable. And too many instead of looking for work are happy with unemployment checks as long as they will last. There should be a better index than now used by the labor department. HOW FELLOW CAN FIGURE tXPlNSE ACCOUNT! AND COME OUT EVEN Whimsical View bf expense claims Best (C. P. Wood* in Sheldon Mail) People in authority often develop a tendency to make positive statements, evidently on the assumption that because they believe a thing it is automatically so. There is a nice example of this in a recent statement made by the Iowa State Auditor cott- sidcring an Iowa employee's expense account. Expense accounts arc all the rage in Iowa right now. This particular employee had been consistently turning in an account which was admitted to be very frugal, but was not accepted because the charges for meals were always the same: 75 cents for breakfast, $1.25 for lunch and $2 for dinner. The Auditor says this can't be right because of this strange consistency day after day, and also because the costs, being even figures, "obviously do not reflect sales taxes." Well, this is a pretty kettle of;fish, indeed. What about our favorite state employee, J. Willigus Noteworthy, a tried and true representative of government, who got sick and tried years ago of writing all those odd little figures In his expense account book, and finally revolted and figured out a way to beat this racket? Noteworthy, a stubborn soul, enters any cafe for breakfast, first inquires to be sure about the price of coffee and toast, which figure out to be 20 cents ih most cases, mentally calculates the sales tax on 75 cents adds this to the .coffee and toast, and then asks the waitress, who has meanwhile been regarding him with a rather pensive look oh her face, to bring him exactly 53 Cents Worth df oatmeal. If the coffee and toast is 25 cents, he asks for 48 cents worth 6f oatmeal. It's a matter of little difference to him, because he isn't particularly fond of oatmeal, anyway. With this system his breakfast always comes out to 75 cents— and Mr. Auditor, We call to your , attention the fact that this INCLUDES the sales tax, a mighty important WIT BY IOWANS ...., .When Noteworthy is feeling particularly daring, he orders Super-Charged .Rice Crunchy- Wunchies, instead of the oatmeal; this doesn't interfere with his bookkeeping system, nor his digestive system either, for that matter.; • ,.. ....... . , . - For .dinner our hero inquires the price of his basic food item, which he has cleverly restricted to hamburger steiak, or perhaps, when he is feeling particularly fancy; 'Salisbury steak, plus French fries, and a simple salad consisting of seven small pieces of assorted pastel colored vegetables perpetually floating in a small pale sea of lemon jell-o, a dish of which he is quite fond, as it reminds him of his own life. ' This usually Comes to $1.25. In this case, for dessert, he or- dfers a 20-ceht piece of pie on W'hich he, very positively and Complied- by -John 'M. 'Henry of "I Sow It In The Paper" in McCall's Magazine. PibNjLATION of this ciiitivate"ci ' area is deeply involved in the policies of the state more so than in states not so agriculturally dominated as Iowa. Iowa agriculture needs and should have representation that would be effective. ... If labor in the big cities is to dominate the state it will not be good for agriculture. The problem of districting inside highly populated counties and the problem of effective representation for agricultural areas is important particularly in Iowa. It is to be hoped that the democrats who control the legislature will recognize these facts about Iowa. The democratic party is hot composed of only labor people. It's time the others be recognized. "A wife can help her husband by helping him on some projects and talking him out of others;" — Crestort motel. . "Maybe your Dad can lick my Dad, but how about Moms?" — Clear Lake urchin. "Our family has been following the Joneses as best we could for many years, but recently another car -has got in there ahead of us, and it seems to be ge'ttihg closer to the Joneses. It looks like trie-sheriff's car." — Red Oak speaker. u > • " ,. ..u, •,. ,1'tyu ten-yeftr-oldson\gets more shaves. from , a blade' than I 'do." — Oetwein -lather.' "• ....... ; •••••.•>- •, "Down at this drug stdre I know about, it's hip and tuck between sales of miracle drugs arid 'get well' cards."— Grinnell campus. ' , "Be sure you're right, -but,. anyhow, ask her what she thinks." — Ames processor. • "She's beautiful if she looks; the same to you through the upper as the lower parts of the bifocals." -^Ft. Dodge waiting room. '..-•;';.• "We notice our creditors observed Letter- Writing week quite fully." — Boone attorney. "Don't criticize parents for staying out late until you've baby-sat with their children;" — Marshalltown teenage group. , "It's hard to keep a little ''white lie, little and white." — Washington chamber 1 speaker. "It's wise to choose friends carefully, but you'd do well to look over your enemies pretty gingerly too," — Iowa Falls newspaper office. , • " ' "I've learned a man can go;, to bed at midnight and not miss much." — Arthur -Burns, Sioux City. Victor gets the spoils of the Dennler incident (Pat G.IUgh.r in Btlmond Independent) When Dr. Robert Jbyrit, Le Mars dentist and chairman of the Plymouth county Democratic chairman, crowed last week that he would "get a job for a good working Democrat any day" — with the explanation that, "To the victors belong the spoils" — the Iowa Senate could logically have called off its state milk sanitarian investigation then and there. The inquiry last week into reasons for the firing of Richard Dennler from that post had reached a stage where there couldn't possibly be a "winner," and Iowa was distinctly acquiring a position among the nearly innumerable "losers". Perhaps the fault lies with the voters, who kept Iowa Democrats for so long out of a status of predominance that they just don't know how to act as "cock of the walk". The Dennler case has been about the most inept example of political bungling in a long, long time. As Dr. Joynt so readily admitted, Dennler's dismissal from a position he bad to all appearances been handling with more than adequate competence was a political maneuver, pure and simple. if that much had been admitted, the Democrats would have left themselves in a much more 'defensible position than they're now in as they desperately try to make the firing jus. tified for "cause", We can't help but wonder how many of the investigating senators would welcome malicious, inquiry into their own past to ,the purpose of embarrassing and 'degrading them, There have been a lot of stones cast by individuals who should much better have let the rock lie, we suspect. Out of the mess comes establishment of the obvious fact that civil service protection should be extended to state jobe tha!t would best be filled by ade* quftejy trained personnel- The "spoils system.,',' .irresponsibly exe^ised, by WHATEYISK party may ^e in power, is a detriment to good government. It is to be hoped that this lesson will be learned anew, and taken to heart-, is a resiilt of the Dennler affair. HORTICULTURIST/* - Oscar Rockhill, 96, of Larchmont, bis a real gest for living, which has led him to enroll in g cprres- poidence course at thj Uniyfrr sjty pf Pennsylvania. He earne*} the top grade of A. At present his attention, is, focused on § cross between 8 fruit trees-r peach, apricot and four species of plum. Wften sprng comes, he will transplant it from the pot it is now growing in to the orchard &?• see Just what kind of " ft sternly, instructs the waitress to place 61 cents worth of ice cream. This is a lot of ice cream, but then Noteworthy is used to a lot of dh'8 IhiHg 6f aHbther, anyway, beihg a state employee. Wheh his basic dinner comes to ftidre than $1.25, naturally he adjust his order for ice cream to less than 51 cents; if by some odd chance it is less than $1.25, the poor fellow finds himself facing an even larger .quantity of dessert, but at least his dinner ALWAYS, Mr. Auditor, comes to exactly $2.00, which is what you said just isn't possible. Noteworthy has a similar mathettiatteal system worked oUt for his $1.25 lunch. We woh't go into details Of how he fills out the $1.25 for this meal, mainly because we have already lost our appetite going this far, and the thought of 47 cents worth of, parsnips day-after-day, year-aftor-year, is a little nauseating. ., " At any rate, we just want this State AUditor to know that a hero; unsung up to how, DID arrive at 'fc method of writing down his meal expenses easily arid quickly, at the end of each month; indeed; he could put it off for a year and still come out right on the penny. So don't say it is impossible. Remember the old Air Force splgan, "The impossible takes a little longer," and modify it to the Noteworthy System, which not only beats the "impossible" classification but actually takes .LESS time. Districting politics (M. B. Cribbt in Eagle Grove Eagle) When this column was written last week we 'didn't know at the time that the Democrats apportionment bill was going into a completely new and strange Senatorial district. That news was riot divulged to the public or to the rest of the Senate until Wednesday of last week. It seeins that there are three state senators whorii the Deriio- crats warit to get rid of and Sen. Hagie is one of therii. To accomplish this they had to do some pretty fancy and fas't riia- rieuyeririg. The bill as proposed (arid probably passed), by the state legislature puts Wright county into a senatorial, district with Winnebago and Hancock counties. That is an entirely new set up for us geographically and in addition it gives us a Democratic senator for, whom we did not vote. He lives in Forest City and was elected by the people in that area. He will have no knowledge of our county arid little or no interest in it because we did not have the chance to vote for him. This also makes the fifth senatorial district to which we have been attached or assigned to. Three years ago we were in our old traditional senatorial dis: trict with Hamilton and Hardin counties arid John Walker of Hamilton county was our senator. In addition according to tradition we were supposed to furnish the next senator from this district as it was our turn. But our supreriie court went haywire and said our legislature was unconstitutional. So in the proposals for redistrictirig to get constitutional we were put into district with Humboldt arid Franklin counties. But before that plan could be carried out because of election dates not jibing we were shifted temporarily to the Hancock, Cerro Gordo district and given for one session of the legislature to Leigh Curran of Mason City who represented us well even if we didn't have a chance to vote fOr him. Then what was presumed to be the final shifting '<# districts put us into a district with Franklin county arid we with Franklin county's help elected Ray Hagie of Clarion as our Senator. But the Democrats wanted to get rid 9? three pf the Republican Senators arid they have gerrymandered P wto this new or rath senatorial district arid givep us a Democratic Senator- Thjpy are doing the same thing to Franklin county. They also did this in a very hysJ^-bMsh-hyrry-up manner. It dMn!t come in time to give the people affected a chance to yell their heads off. And probably by the time you read this we will already be in the new Senatorial district with John Buryan of Forest City as our Sen- (W, C. j«rni|ift In Sterm Lake Pllot-Trlbune) bavid Bfittkieyj of the faffidtti tcsm df Muntlcy-Brihklcy, told us nothing riw iff aft address to the American Sdiety: df NewspajJer Bditori at Ne% York City. Briflkley told his fwttfett. thit TV can never supersede thie newspaper as purveybt's of rifews. "Most of the hews in the newspapers we cannot CdVer and we never will be able to do so," Brinkley said. "To think we can replace the newspapers is silly." What Brinkley said relative 'to:TV r%laie$ to the radio, toe. NiwSplfp'efs with their large news gathering and adveftisittg it&ffs "ettvef the wttfetfrwft? 1 Ih i nilftfigf that ca««0t bs '.ft* ^Iteea ih 15 minute of "tpt" itttetVais duHng the day of Hight 66th tV and radio hit bf the high spots. But Mve learned that for the csting details, they must schh the printed page. That's particularly trite ih thfe Weekly field. There are ifi.eVety issue of the hometown hefts* paper thousands of local hews items about your relatives arid neighbors'that can be found iH no other hews ritedia. that's why the weekly newspaper is a necessity. ALGONA KOSSUTH COUHTV ADVA NCI Published by the Abvcmce Publishing Co., Mofiddys arid Thursdays, offices ond shop, 124 North Thorlngton St., Algona, I6wa. Editor and publisher, Duane E. Dewel, Managing Editor, Julian Chrlschilles, Editor Emeritus, W. C. Dewel. NATIONAL A EDITORIAL ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATE One Year In County ond to nearest post office 6utslde 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 rnatter published in the Algona Kossuth County Advance are reserved, Including news, feature, advertising or other,. and reproduc- tlo'n 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. Algona Professional AND Business 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 Scuff ham, 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 A GEE LAN INSURANCE AGENCY All ..Typos of Insurance PH. 295 5529 or 295-3111 ALGONA Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examine^, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses, 9 East State Street Phone 295,2196, Hours 9;QQ a.m. to. 5.;QQ 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 Or, b. L. SNYPIR US East Statist. Piii 295-3715 Closed Saturday Afternoons ..., . Investments ..,, 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, bTcT Sawyer Building 9 East State St. Algona, lo«r« Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Rei. Phone 295-2378 295-3301 Office Hours: Mon. thru Fri. — 8:30-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00 • Farm Management MAMAMMINT COMPANY t«H We don't even have \ chance to vote on him in 1966 as he t&fij eTeefeia Tor Tpur years. er iyif AU tf KQJSMTH COUNT Coilectrite Service Fact bilt Report* 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 if Surgeon 118 No. Moore St Office Phone 295-2348 Residence Ph, 295-2277 DAN L, BRAY, M. D. M. D. Clinic Bldg. 109 W, State St, Algona, Iowa Office Hi, 295-2828 JOHN M, 5CHUTTE R, M, D. Residence phone 295-2335 DIAN F, KOOi, M. D. Residence Phone 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeons 220 N. Podge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 IH-ntists OR, J, B. HARRIS Dentist 622 1. state St. Phone g95r2334 PR. LERQY I. STRQHMAN Pentist 116 N. MW St. Phone 295-3131 KEVIN NASH, D.P.S. 133 g. Call

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