Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1965 · Page 16
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 17, 1965
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««Mfc i^L i^^vfr •B^^MMiiBW t-y»-" • I '-l—l—. 1—l_/_m_| IKqssuth CmmtyAdvattce] *J M* " *V» 1JL'' If 1 i ^g • JL JtTTL FEARS HIGH PAY AND LON& SESSIONS FIRST Sf IP T6 P,MdPe$$!6NAL LAWMAKlftS THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1965 Make haste slowly / The situation when a demonstration by Negroes becomes an unruly mob action is 'getting altontion now. In the past anyone who questioned a demonstration was subject to unreasonable criticism, > Shown on television lasl week was the march in Chicago demanding firing of the suoerintendont of schools br-cause }ie rtld not integrate classes as rapidly as the fye- groes fell he should. It was supposed to be a non-violcn'f controlled demonstration, but got out of control and became a bit of a mob though, non-violent. However sitting in the middle of a busy intersection was inter'efereiice with the rights of everyone. NEGROES HAVE MADE considerable progress in their effort to'get recognition as human beings, and in the main have hail the support of the thinking white person except in the deep south. ' ' ' However the thinking white person is now beginning to have doubts about these demonstrations in which actually the Negroes are' taking the law into"lheir "liari'ds by means of a non-violent force. The problem comes when the demonstration .gets out of hand. Also it become.?, a problem when a mass of people turn out in protest against anything they do not happen" to like at the moment. SHOWING OF THE demonstration put of hand on television leaves a bad taste for many watchers. Sympathy which once went to the Negro is now turning to the police' who have to contend with such things to maintain order. It is high lime for the Negro to accept the fact law is on the side of the Negro no\v and tliat lime is also' on his side as lorte aVthc country as a whole supvorts his cause. It is true Uiat delays cause impatience, but the world can not be changed over night. It is going to take some time. It ts tr,ue ajsp that manv ^lo.grn^ sonm to be demanding superior")nstead "of equal rights, This is alienating many people and there are discreet'mutterings among whites particularly in northdrn cities. IN SCHOOL MATTERS also there is cause for some consideration of the fact Negroes as a rule have, not had the education equal to the whites. A sixth grader who attended a Negro school may not be equal in training to a student from a white school. This is not tjie fault of the Negro but to put the child immediPtnlv in comnpf.j- tion witiiout catch-up study in a white school puts him at a tremendous disadvantage and leads to more trouble. The time has come to make haste slow- lv even though it may mean some frustration for the Neero. More rnaj r>roprp<;s w ''l be made in easy stages than by trying to force the issue too rapidly. This proposal is bad An act of the recent legislature would remove all restrictions on trucks on Iowa roads. The bill is now on Governor Hughes' desk. He has 30 days in which to veto or sign it. The truck lobby this session was particularly successful. The highway commis- ison under this new law can give permission for anything to be moved on the highway without consideration of width, length or weight Anyone who drives a car is well aware of the potentiality of wider and longer trucks. Crashes between trucks and' cars number twice those of car and car. THE HUGE TRUCKS speeding along create a wind condition that shakes* the small car it passes on the highway. The trucks are particularly dangerous to pass when the highway is wet because of U}e dirty water thrown up to dirty the windshield of the car and blind the driver at the critical passing time. There are several hundred miles of narrow paving in Iowa. Highway 169 between here and Humboldt is one example. The huge trucks create a definite hazard even though the truck drivers do their best to give a passing car plenty of ropnt On blacktopped roads the overhang of truck outside tires on the edge of the pav- ing breaks off this paving edge and gradually this creeps toward the center further narrowing the traveling surface. THOUGH PERMISSIVE in nature the result will be an intense pressure on the highway commission from truck concerns which will be almost impossible to resist. The legislature was badly at fault in this instance. Iowa's highways — not even the interstates — are not designed to carry this type of width and load. It is significant the federal government does not permit them on interstate roads and the Iowa law conforms with this. 'WHAT IN THE NAME of common sense then is the reason these behemoths of the highway should be permitted to roam Iowa's narrow roads and be barred ^on the > wide double-laned one-way interstates-? ' This law has no counterpart in surrounding states. However the fact Iowa yielded will be used as pressure on surrounding state legislators "to match Iowa " This gimmick has been used many times by the truck lobby — "You don't want your state to be backward and a bar to truck traffic" is the plea. Governor Hughes will be doing the state — and the legislature — a big favor if he vetoes it when he gets back from the jaunt to Europe. Debased Now nickels and dimes as well as the half dollar will be debased as faKas content is concerned. This goes along with the government action in no longer guaranteeing f^aper d °llar will be paid in sjlyeri '"•,.. Paper bills used to*carry the, words •— "This certifies that there is on'"deposit in the treasury ... one dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand." These are being replaced rapidly with bills which car ry np guarantee. The fact is inflation has debased Amer? ican.currency to a new low as far as recovery in silver is concerned. Laughable ts are making a big thjng out of so-called, elimination of "secrecy" in the recent legislature. This is a laugh to Anyone who has had experience in the "legis"- lature. Opening formal committee meetings to the press and others is the. ba.se qf the claim of no secrecy. Actually many comnut- tee meetings this session were pretty dull because private secret meetings had been held elsewhere "informally" by the democratic members with their action cut and dried before the formal meeting top.k yp. And during this session there was almost a continual series of democratic "caucuses." A caucus is a private meeting of the members of that party. In the caucus, which is secret, mem,- bers were blackjacked into th,e party line and the strategy developed. In fact Governor Hughes and the democratic state chairman, Lex Hawkins, DCS Mx>ines, attended some of these meetings. What these two said is not revealed— it was secret—for the democrats only! In fact the only re|i sty4y |n $$ oggn of proposals in a cojumittee meeting was by the republicans. Ttyy were not JJM*wJed in the "informal" bjtf s$cjejt J»ejgto|s of democratic members who sat at formal ao4 voted wilteul dtfc Only the republicans could discuss the measure. In matter pf fact the proceedings in thi s recent legislature were more secret than> any in recent ti,mes at least. Caucus ^after- caucus was called. Several times af- ^ter such a caucus some democrats reversed ^themselves from their previous position. •The reason for the reversal was in the se» cret caucuses — so it was not known what made Weni change their minds, Thjis. daini of no secrecy is not a fact «)t all —- and would be pretty funny if it wasn't so serious in the long run. Conservative It is now predicted in political circles the best chance for the republican party to regain its previous statijj-e is among the young voters. These young people find they are facing a lifetime of big taxation to pay for schemes of the past and new ones of the present. Medicare has no appeal for them for they feel properly they will carry the load all their lives for the pvesent ^ged. They too take a dim view of social security for the same reason. Can it be youth is becoming conservative? Many politicians believe youth is turning away from gilded, promises. Russians goofed on their moon shot which went astray. It is their first pre-announced shot. Usually they don't say anything until they ha,ve a success. There are rumors ten men died in orbit in early Russian space shots. The stock market tumbled last week over a rumor President Johnson was ill. A cuastic republican observed they knew who was vice-president. Threat to integrity of legislature political <—' / i -( G9< • ... i- < -.- •(. > -• -• • „• 4.***-* *»A (M. B. Crabbe in Eagle Grove Eagle) As a newspaper man and an active politcial party worker we have watched the actions of Iowa legislatures quite closely for the past 36 years. During that time we have come to a conclusion that we think deserves consideration as this the 61st General Assembly comes to a close. That conclusion is that the strength of Iowa's legislative system has been that our legislators have been amateurs. Almost without exception the legislators we have sent to DCS Moines to enact our laws and look out for the good of the people of Iowa have been men who undertook the duty as a public service and at considerable financial loss to themselves. Look at our own representatives and Senators. Starting with the present Ray Ragie and., Ray Bailey. Go on back as far as you want to it is the same story—Ray Hill, 0. P. 'Morton, Bob Blue, Clark McNeal. L. E. Wilson, R. E. Lee Aldrich, Solon Barnes and all the others. Without exception these men represented us at a financial loss to themselves. Never'has the state paid its legislators enough to make up for what they lost in their own businesses or professions and seldom enough for them to break even on their legislative expenses. L. E. Wilson we know has proof of this. He kept a WIT BY IOWANS close account of his actual ex* p^tises and his income, taking into account only his service in the legislature. And those of us who know him realize that he is the type of man who kept his expenses at a minimum with no frivolity'or high living that are temptations to many legislators. And we believe that if you canvassed the state of Iowa you wbuld find the. same story in all bounties large or small. They Were all amateurs motivated by a sense of duty to the state arid their home areas. Right here we believe is the plaice to point up the value of these amateurs to the legislative process. They were not down there to grind any private axes nor to gain financial rewards for themselves or their friends. They were incorruptible, Two things have happened in this 61st General Assembly that we think are serious threats to our tradition of having incorruptible amateurs represent us in the legislature. One is the move for annual sessions of the legislature and the other is the increase in pay to $40 a day. These amateurs who have served us in the past were willing to do so many times because they were' called upon only every' other year to give up three or four months from their own professions to represent us. Had the job called for the loss of three or four Compiled by John M. Henry of "I Sow It In The Paper" In McCall's Magazine. "This woman couldn't figure out where her husband spent his evenings, until she went home one evening, and there he was". — Villisca trucker. "When you take 'down the basketball hoop from the garage, it's, a sure sign iliat the kids have left the home nest". — Arthur Moron, Sioux City. "This Little League baseball pitcher is so good and so famous they are asking what'kiiid of shaving blades his Dad uses". — Griswold filling station. • • ' " /, "Don't expect to fool all t(ie people much of the time. You're good these daiysji^ you fool your wife I" 1 " part" of'the time".''— Webster,'City courthouse. "Every little girl is in a hurry to grow up and wear the kind of shoes that are killing her mother". — Dakota City square. "A hamburger by any other name costs twice as • much". — Bloomfield youth. "Now that our legislatures have given us taxation with representation, what was wrong with that other kind?" — Albia city official. "Some ti??ies the best help a conscience can get is cold feet". — Nodaway PTA speaker. "The kind of school children you have to be especially careful of are those driving automobiles". — Buffalo Center farmer, ' "You really can't judge a new family in the neighborhood until you've met their dog". — Carroll doctor. Legislature pretty much a middle of the road show It's a mystery what went on in mind of that bank robber who shot four innocent victims in the back while they dowu oa thg floor. (Paul Smith in Rock R«pidt Reporter) The 61st session^ of the Iowa General Assembly is now history—and it is a big argument as to whether it is good history or bad history. Actually, while the governor and the democrats point with pride and the republicans cry loudly of the poor job that was done — it was pretty much a middle of the road show. Th,e governor got some of the things -he wanted—the unions got a little here and there—ed- u.ga,tqrs, had spjiie of their ideas approved—and there was a "sop or t\yq" for agriculture. The small cities and towns cajne put at l$e- bottom of the heap—as was expected! With population shifts and the new "one man one vote" attitude of tlje CQurts, we can qnly expect to have less and less to say in the years'ahead. This session of the General Assembly had more than its sljaje Qf new me-inbers—men who Knew little, of the legislative procedures—w h i c h may have been good or bad—depending on how you look at it. Certainly if the new members, many of whom were from the big cities, had been skilled in their jobs, we from the smaller counties would have had even rougher treatment than we did get. Personally we thing that the democratic majorities in both senate and house made a pretty poor record. They voted tremendous sums of spending— and someone is going to have to pay the bill. We would guess that when the 1966 elections roll around lowahs will take a good long look at results of the 1964 voting —sad wee wore put the republican party back in control of state affairs. We're sure that the legislators are glad that the session is over — and we think we speak for most of the people of Iowa when we say — we're glad the session is over, too. ^ Appreciate (G, W. A«tg*.rd in Lake Mill* Graphic) A five cent postage stamp, added to five' minutes of spare time, can be one of the best ventures into unselfishness you can imagine. With this combination you. can give someone a gift he will value ab^ve piice,. VPH. can be a great giver, regardless of your financial resources, The recipe is to sjmply jot down a short note of appreci^ tion and mail it to anyone — even strangers — who takes an action of which you approve. It takes, on)y a few minutes, and a nicke] YOU may want to write to thg person who headed a local char* itaple drive, a public servant, a, sa^s clerk, a Scout leader, someone with a particularly \ve,U-kept house and la\vn, $ teacher, minister, doctor — eve§ th$ postman. Jf you think teen-agers suffer from bad pupqty, and many of us shajrg tMs. opinion, look for sonie of the jdmirabje things. thfy do, and compliment thein. on it. They mjk§ the schooji honor roll, take part in schoqj plays or win Conors in athletics., j|ylm£regs y$y as fine men and "women. TeJJ it- months every year most of these men would have said, "no 1 can't affofd to give ub that much time. You will have to find some one else to represent you:" ••• The pay factor also plays an important part in this problem. The pay of legislators iii the past has been small enough that most of these men were able to make more money in their own professidn. They were Hot tempted at any time to make 1 being a. legislator ' a. full time job. They couldn't afford to. In other words they were amateur legislators, not professionals. Now look at the picture. The next legislators will get $40 a day plus expenses. A 100 day session. of the. legislature will give them $4,000 a session over and above expenses. Add to this annual sessions and you will have a figure that will be attractive to less able men who'will be willing to devote full time to becoming arid remaining a legislator/ Amateurs will hdve a Hard time defeating them in an election, '' We understand that Illinois has this problem. That the best way. to get legislation adopted in Illinois is to have enough legislators "bought" to get what'you want. Professionals oh poor pay are more susceptible to : bribery. We wonder if the annual sessions and the increase in pay aren't the first steps in replacing incorruptible amateurs with corruptible professionals in our state legislature. Withholding mistake (W. C. Jarnagin in Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune) Our legislators have made much about the withholding of the state income tax bringing in "a windfall of $27,000,000" to the coffers of the state. This "windfall" will, do much to help meet state building expenses and the like, sponsors of the measure say. • But to employers and employ- es who will have to fork-up in one year, this income tax for two years, the "windfall" will appear more like a cyclone. Employers have long been deducting the federal income tax from the'take home pay of employes. Now this method of deducting from the ' payroll check the amount due the state on the same income, will be imposed starting next January 1. In 1966, we'll be paying two years state income taxes. This is an extra burden on the employer who is already doing about all the bookwork he or she can stand with the many reports, statistics, expenditures and the like that have been thrust onto business by benevolent old Uncle Sam. That isn't all. The lawmakers also decreed that some merchants must deposit sales tax collections every month instead of every quarter. Or at least that was in the air last time' we tried to gather our wits and realize all that this long-drawn out session of lawmakers has produced. Friends of the withholding measure including our governor, claim this withholding method will result in tax-evaders getting stuck for what they have been ignoring in payment of state income taxes/We're for that feature of the act. But we think that doubling the taxes the rest of us must dig up next year will not make, employers too happy. Sensitive (C, P. Woods in Sheldon Mail) The colored people have their problems, all right, b$ in some of their efforts to con> bat them they are becoming a little oversensitive. Consider the natter Qf the automobile corporation and its New York World's Fajr exhibit, Which include'd a performance by marionettes designed as ma- cpine parts. ' The music accompanying this performance included a song about "dem bolts, dem nuts, etc." which the Association Fe? the Advancement of C$orejd people took as an insulting re> fgree to njgrp aj|l§fit.. So what do they want, all re« ference to dialect ' removed from the human scene? The western drawl, the Texas $rine, the yankee feysijg, th^ southern, dislike of the. letter «*R", the, newest nasals, tfce English mumbling, the Spottijh. eiirr, the sing-song tones from Sjputh of the Border, all are exaggerated now and then by speakers and humorists and writers, just as much as the tunes (Neil Maufer in Laurent Sun) Iowa's 'longest legislative ses^ sipn in history is finally over, but you'll be hearing a lot more ab6ut it in the 1966 election Campaigns. Gov. Harold Hughes has been quoted as saying the session "delivered an historic cargo of public interest legislation that will benefit lowans for generations to come. 1 ' But Republican State Chair- man Robert ftay said it "laid the groundwork for a tfemett' dou§ Republican comeback in the 1966 Iowa elections." It all depends UpoH political viewpoints—some will point with pfide while 6ther3 view With alarm. The imparital on looker, no doubt, will see some that is bad. Based upon comments we've heard throughout the state— from some responsible Democrats as well as from members of the GOP—we're inclined to agree with Chairman Ray that the 1965 record is going to elect a lot of Republicans. ALGONAKOSSUTH COUNTY ADVAHCI Published' by' the Advance Publishing Co., Mondays one) . Thursdays, Offices and shop, 124 North Thorlngton St.. Algona, Iowa. Editor and publisher/ DuShe £:• De*el? Managing Editor, Julian Chnschilles, Editor Emeritus, W. C. Dewel. " NATIONAL EDITOK Us<s"bc ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION RATI „ One Year In County and to nearest post office outside of County J5.0O Six months In County • and .16"* nearest post offjce --_ J3.5U Year outside County, and to other than nearest outside P.O.s $7.00 All rights to matter published >ln 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 .Kos'suth' County Advanfe irf each instance. All manuscripts articles or 'plct'ufes' are sent .at the owner's risk. BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL —-+ DIRECTORY « Insurance ALGONA INSURANCE ' ' 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 Tod S. Herbs* RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern one-stop Insurance Service ' Business - Home - Car - Life 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 HAROLD SUNDET Syndet Insurance Agency 118 South Dodge Phone 5-2341 RICKLEFS A GEELAN INSURANCE AGENCY Al| Types of Insurance Ph, 295-5529 or 295-3111 ALGONA Optometrists Dr. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses, Hearing Aid Glasses, 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours 9:00 a,m. to 5;00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Hartan, Algona Phone 291-8743 Or, L, L SHYPJR 113 East State Closed Saturday Afternoons Services 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, D. C. Sawyer Building 9 East State St. Algona, IOVM Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 DR. M. R. BALDWIN Chiropractor Office Phone Res. Phone 295-2378 295-3301 Office Hours: Mqn. thru Fri. — 8:30-12:00 1:00- 5:00 Saturday morning 8:30-12:00, Management ' COMPANY ISM N. »•*• M, m-awi LEON H. LAIRD Farm Management Good management ia Good Business i 820 So. Harriet Phone 295-3810 Doctors " '"• JOHN N. KENEFICK; M. D. Physician and Surgeon 218 W. State Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Ph. 295-2614 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M, D Physician & Surgeon 118 No. Moore St Office Phone 295-2349 Residence Ph, 295/2277 DAN L. BRAY, M. D. M. D. Clinic Bide. 109 W. State St. Algona, Iowa Office Ph, 895-3828 JOHN M. 3CHUTTER, M, 0. Residence Phone 295-233J* DEAN F. KOOi, M. D. Residence Phone; 295-5917 Physicians and Surgeoni 220 N. Podge, AlgonV Offige, phone 295-549Q Dentists ^ Oi. J, I, HARRIS J|," Dentist 822 E. State St Phone 395^34 PR. LjitoY i, STROHMAH TtsvH^nA ^ KOSSUTH COUNTY eoUeetrite Service bUt Reports v ^^ 116. N. Moore St. Phone 895-3131 KEVIN NASH, p.p.S.

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