The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1965 · Page 6
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M*rry-Co-Round dHHttMHIHMNIIMIIIIHNnnilttl 0y Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - The President gets Irritated If there's any publicity about It, but a highly secret debate has been taking place over a policy which take us to the brink of World War m. It's a twofold debate, revolving around the following points: 1. Peace overtures from the Viet Cong and whether the United States should listen to them. 2. A recommendation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff that instead of talking peace, we bomb Hanoi, its port, Haiphong, and the Soviet ships at anchor there. Regarding point No. 2, the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been getting impatient with the President for not acting weeks ago on their recommendation that we bomb Hanoi, and Haiphong where dozens of French, British, Soviet; Greek and Panamanian ships unload war supplies. The President knew, however, that to bomb Soviet ships could bring Russia into a war which she has carefully stayed out of; could even risk World War HI. The Joint Chiefs, however, have reminded Johnson that, if he had followed their advice, Russian anti-missile bases would not have been established and so many U. S. planes and pilots would not be lost today in raids over North Viet Nam. - o - — PEACE FEELER-- Regardlng point No. 1, peace overtures came three weeks ago when Nguyen Van Dong, the Viet Cong representative in Moscow, gave an interview in Finland stating that there was friction between Red China and North Viet Nam over peace, and that North Viet Nam did not insist that U. S. troops be withdrawn as a condition to holding peace talks. This was the most conciliatory statement ever to come from the National Liberation Front and, though parts of it later were denied, the Czech radio picked it up immediately. The question was: Should this peace overture be taken seriously? Should the United States meet the other side halfway by stopping the bombing of North Viet Nam? The fact that one part of the communist world definitely wanted peace was emphasized by the fact that the Yugoslav radio picked up the Viet Cong statement and commented that the "ground, is gradually being prepared for possible talks. The Vietnamese finally realize that the only way out is to negotiate," Since Radio Prague had previously commented that the peace feeler was "not unexpected," it looked as if the European communist world had prevailed upon the North Vietnamese to overrule communist Chinese advice and negotiate for peace. At this point the President got advice from two conflicting schools. Civilian advisers recommended that he explore the peace feelers, perhaps stop the bombing of North Viet Nam until they could be explored. - o - -THE GENERALS SAY "#0"-- But the President's military advisers were adamant. They argued that LBJ's tough policy is now winning, that to negotiate now would be a sign of weakness, that military operations must be intensified. Then, with more victories behind it, the United States could negotiate from definite strength. At about this time, the French Foreign Minister came back from Moscow to inform the American Embassy in Paris that the Russians were pressuring the North Vietnamese into talking peace. They had told Ho Chi Minn that he could never defeat the United States, that the American government was in the war to win and he might as well negotiate. Ho Chi Minh was talking about going into the jungles to fight indefinitely, but some of the men around him were swayed by the Russian advice. Confirmation of the French Foreign Minister's information came only last week when the Peking radio broadcast a 30,000- word diatribe against the Russians, among other things for "faithfully obeying the orders of the U. S. imperialists and transmitting to the democratic republic of Viet Nam these preposterous demands which are aimed at forcing the Vietnamese people into unconditional surrender." Obviously the Chinese had learned of the Russian peace pressure and were screaming made about it. In view of this, the Joint Chief s plan for bombing Hanoi, Haiphong and Russian ships would' play into Chinese hands, undo the influence of the Russians. Long before this our Asiatic friends, especially the Japanese, told us that our earlier military decision to bomb North Viet Nam was the most disastrous step we had ever taken in the Viet Nam War. It turned 75 per cent of the Japanese people against us, soured even more of the people of India, Burma and other Asian neutrals. And it has not stopped the flow of troops and supplies south. More North Vietnamese troops are now in Sout Viet Nam than ever. The President, faced with this conflicting advice, has tentatively decided to reject the peace overtures, prosecute the war, out not bomb Hanoi, Haiphong and Soviet ships. The debate, however, is continuing. - o-HENRY WALLACE TRIBUTE- Henry Wallce is remembered around Washington for a lot of little things - how he threw an Australian boomerang en route to work every morning, how he got up at 5 a. m. to work in his vegetable garden, how he got so much exercise during the day that he sometimes dozed after diplomatic dinners in the evening, how he expressed his confidential view of every Cabinet member in his private letters to a New York astrologist. He called FOB "The Flaming One" which the President liked, and "The Chatterbox" which he didn't like. But history, which takes a longer view of man's accomplishments than society gossip, will note than no man, except for Franklin Roosevelt, did more to mold current history than the man who served eight years «s Secretary of Agriculture, four years as Vice President, and two years as Secretary of Commerce. The two chief chapters of history which Henry Wallace molded were: 1. The technical revolution of the farm. 2. The prediction that moderate forces in Russia would win out over extreme forces and eventually make for betterunder- standing between the Soviet and the United States. It was Henry Wallace's technical revolution of agriculture which led to the huge crop surpluses and our present ability to feed a large part of the world. Though we haven't always used our surpluses effectively, American farm production has become a potent weapon for peace. Wallace was once hooted for advocating what his critics called "a quart of milk for every Hottentot." But the day came when we sent powdered milk in vast quantities to Africa thanks to Henry's farm revolution. - o - —SPLFT OVER RUSSLA-- Henry left the Truman Cabinet Tuesdoy, November 30, 1965 Al§oii«, (lift Upp*r DM Moinet because he disagreed drastically with Jimmy Byrnes, then Sec* retary of State, on U;S.-Russian policy. Wallace belonged to the Cabinet group which believed that the peace of the world lay with continued USA-USSR understanding. We were then allies of the Soviet; and Roosevelt, Wallace, Harry Hopkins, Henry Morgen- thau and Henry L. Stimson, then Secretary of War and a Republican, believed that it was all- important to continue friendly relations. Another clique in the Cabinet led by Byrnes, James Forrestal, Averell Harriman - who later changed his mind - plus some of the military leaders, began playing up to Germany. They maintained it was foolhardy to talk of permanent understanding with Russia, that our future lay with Germany. But Wallace foresaw the day when the hard-nosed communism of the Bolshevik revolution would give way to moderate socialism. He saw the day when the satellite countries of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, would ease away from Moscow. This was what caused his final exit from the Truman Cabinet. As Henry Wallace died last week, the Russians were being blasted by the Chinese extremists for following too moderate a policy and being too friendly with the United States; while the satellite nations, now semi- independent, had become more and more friendly toward the United States. Henry had been quite ill for some weeks and probably didn't know that his prediction of 20 years ago was coming true. West Bwtd Election Henry Oahlhauser was elected president of the West Bend Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting of the group. Other officers elected are B. J. Horky, vice president; Mike Steil, secretary, and Merle Porter, treasurer. They will take over their new duties Jan. 1. New C. C. Directors New directors for the Algona Country Club, named recently at the'annual stockholders meeting, are Bill Conn, Dick Cook, Doug Diekman, Don Ferris and Eugene Zender, all to serve three years. AUCTION A. the Ludwig EiUU farm was sold, I win hold a public auction on the turn bated 2J4 mile* Math and % mOe east of Whittemore, or 4 miles north and V/ t mile* east of West Had, Iowa, OB Friday, D iber 3 Sale limits at 1 PH. LUNCH WAGON ON THE GROUNDS 20 CATTLE 20 2 Angus and 1 HoL-SJH. cross cows, all 4 yean old 2 Angus, 1 WJ.-BUck eras, 2 white face and 2 Hoi- stein heifers, all with 1st calf at side 6 steer and 4 heifer calves from above cows and a good Shorthorn boll—born from Jan. 1 to April 1, 1965. These cows and heifers hare mn right with a black bull and a Shorthorn bull 18 HOGS 18 2 yearling sows and 16 adzed pigs that will be 7 old by sale time. 20 MALLARD MCKS FARM MACHINERY J. D. MOREL-A TRACTOR with power-trot, roll-o-matie, water pump, cut wheels, good 12 u. robber. Thfe is one of the last Modd-A tractors made. Real good condition. John Deere No. 200 2-rcw duck-tack cultivator. FORD %• TRACTOR with lire PTO, narrow front, 3-pt hitch. Valve* ground last spring. 2200 actual houn on lid* tractor. 2-14 Font plow, new style hnttomn; 7 ft rear mounted mower; 6 ft rear blade; rear mtd. scoop; 2-row rotary hoe. 1153 FOR! PICKII» F-1M aeries, % torn. Has 54 in. box, a hhutioB endgate. Good Urea. 58JOO 1958 New Holland No. 68 Hayliner baler, PTO. In A-l shape ready to go. HnmboUt hydraulic loader and snow bucket LH.C. 4 bar Ride delivery rake John Deere 2-16 No. 44 plow on rubber, new style bottoms. Oliver heavy 2-14 plow I.H.C. 3-14 Chief bottoms plow John Deere 15 ft disc I.ILC. spring tooth, rope trip Bradley 3 section spring tooth Flexible 4 section drag, steel evener 3 section lever harrow, and 2 section drag LH.C. 8 ft binder-windrower Steel road drag 46 ft John Deere wide type elevator on rubber, with undenlung hoist Kewanee drive-on hoist with speed jack 40 ft Farmers Friend galvanised elevator that WO! handle bales New Idea overhead hoist 1 John Deere and 1 chain drive speed jack 14 ft Dunham land roller ' John Deere Model H spreader, near new tire* aUasey Harris hvy. duty trailer and flat rack Pair of bolsters for Mamey Harris wagon TERMS: Cash, or puke arrangements with derk before the sale. —.—> hvy. duty trailer, wide tread, IS u. rubber and flat rack LttC. trailer and Hdder 125 ML steel flare box, 2 in. floor, fufl opening endgate, Uke new 4-whed trailer and wood flare box 4-whed trailer and straight box Wood whed wagon and straight box Sted whed wagon and dump boards ULC. endgate seeder ULC. No. 231 corn planter Horse drawn mower; single row cultivator; dump rake PTO Hve hydraulic pump I'/, h*. Waterloo gas engine Air compressor with motor 300 gaL gas barrel and sted stand 1-200 gaL and 1-90 gaL fuel bands MISCELLAREORS ft TOOLS 8x16 ft hay bunk; 16 ft feed bunk; feed pans and cement troughs, etc.; chicken feeders tad waterers; heat lamps; 2x6 ft sted water tank; cob-bunting tank heater; poultry fence; snow fence; used lumber and metal roofing. Hand tools; grease guns and rulers; cans, barrels, forks, etc.; ^ h*. electric motor and grader; many other items to* n> » to mention. 10x18 ft wafc m hog feeder, 12x16 ft Up roof brooder" 6x8 ft brooder hmme 6x14 ft poultry hooae 10x14 ft bldf, metal roof * NAY & STRAW 550 bale* alfalfa-clover hay 100 bales alfalfa hay 350 bales straw—aU in ham Twin-burner Superflame oil heater, thermostat and fan; Duo-Therm oil heater; pull-out conch; upright piano; 8*lded coffee table; tted bed and spring; two dressers; wardrobe; 10 ft open front book ease; Underwood typewriter; boys bicycle; children* swing set ARTMHES 2xS ft walnut table; 2 old dieiaera; oU piano (tool; old lamp and lantern; wood- coal heater with nickel panel*; JO gaL iron cooking kettie and jacket; 2 small cast iron cooking kettle*; «U walking breaking plow; hand made weed scythe. Not mpgnjihlr for accident*, should any occur. Paul F. Ludwig Owner Quinn and Claude, Auctioneers Fanners State Dank, Whittemore, Clerk

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