The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 1, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 1, 1966
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Algona, (la.) Upper DM Moinw Tuesday, February 1, 1966 'No Cavities' Award For Dental Health To St. Cecelia The Iowa State Department of Health has awarded recognition to St. Cecelia's parochial school for its outstanding participation in the dental health program. The award was made as part of the observance of National Children's Dental Health Week, Feb. 6 through 12. Pictured above presenting the citation to Sister Mary Charlotte, principal of the school, are Joyce Hayden, Kossuth County Public Health Nurse and Dr. LeRoy Strohman, Kossuth County Dental Health chairman of the Iowa Dental Association. To be eligible for the award a school must have an enrollment of 200 or more pupils in grade school and have attained the outstanding record of 80% or better return of dental cards for ten years or longer. Only sixteen other schools in the state of Iowa have received this award since the beginning of the Iowa Dental Card Plan many years ago. Other activities are also planned in conjunction with National Children's Dental Health Week. Members of the Kossuth County Dental Society will present a program on decay prevention In every elementary school in the county during the week. Each third grade student will receive from the dentists a free toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste along with instructions on proper tooth-brushing technique. The Dental Society will also sponsor a free movie for all children who have returned dental cards to their respective schools during the past year. The movie will be held Saturday, February 12 at the Algona Theatre at 10:00 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Free tickets may be obtained from any participating Kossuth County dentist. flUrry-Go-Round BENEVOLENT UNCLE SAM It won't get as much publicity as the dedication of Egypt's Aswan Dam, but an American dam, built on the Volta River in Ghana, with tremendous impact on West Africa, has now been dedicated. Chief reason the American built Volta Dam won't get as much publicity as the Russian built Aswan Dam is because the headline -attractingNikitaKhru- shchev will not be in West Africa to participate,: in the Volta ceremonies. Nor will any comparable American official. It's the kind of occasion Vice president Humphrey ought to be on hand for, but won't. However, the dam at Akosombo will be second in size only to Aswan and may do as much for the industry of West African nations as the Aswan Dam will do for the economy of Egypt. Towering 370 feet above its foundations and impounding a giant African lake 300 miles long with an area of 3,500 sq. miles, the Volta project will generate almost a million kilowatts of electric power for transmission not only to Ghana but to nearby Nigeria, Togo, the Ivory Coast and Upper Volta, There have been times when the U. S. government, which largely financed the hydroelectric pro- ject, had considerable misgivings. The man Uncle Sam had to deal with, President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, educated at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was just as temperamental as Nasser. Just as Nasser flirted with the United States while getting Aswan Dam help from Russia, so Nkrumah flirted with Russia while getting Volta Dam help from the United States. Russia's Aswan help totaled around $250 million plus the loan of Russian engineers. Nkrumah's Volta Dam help from the United States was about one- third of this amount. Total cost of the dam is estimated at $196 million, with the United Kingdom and Ghana putting up part of the money. On top of this, the United States is helping to finance a $128 million aluminum smelter, being built by and for Kaiser Aluminum and Reynolds Aluminum. - o - AFRICAN MERRY- GO-ROUND— West Africa'is one of the great raw material areas for bauxite. In Guinea, next door to Ghana, the Harvey Aluminum Co. is in partnership with the government of Guinea to build an aluminum smelter adjacent to the Konkoure Dam, Here the Volta River project was built by a sort of small-scale United Nations. The engineer, Geoff Dixon, was born in Australia, is now a Canadian citizen, The construction company is Italian, Im- preglllo.; the engineers are American, Austrian, Ghanaian, British, Canadian, Japanese, Italian and Pakistani , , . At one time 4,300 Workers, chiefly Ghanaian, were toiling 24 hours a day to build the dam. Volta is Portuguese for "wanderer," and the river lives up to its name. At flood-tide it flows half a million cubic feet per second. - o - -HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES— There's something mysterious about that application on behalf of Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy's assassin, for an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. Naval authorities originally were very mum as to who made the application. When one member of the board was asked about it, he replied: "I can't open my mouth. Jack Anderson has got hold of it. They took the case out of our hands and gave it to a civilian board." Now it has been officially revealed that the application was made by Oswald's mother . . . Sen. Warren Magnuson of Seattle, loyal to his Swedish forebears, is plugging to get the polar flight of SAS, the Scandinavian airline, to stop in Seattle, his hometown. It's said there are more Swedes and Norwegians in the Northwest than there are in Scandinavia. - o -BEHIND THE SCENES— When Ambassador Arthur Goldberg was about to fly home from his peace mission, he asked the American Embassy in London to see if any American GI's based nearby wanted to fly back with him for Christmas. As a result, he loaded up a full plane of American servicemen for Christmas back home ... President Johnson, who knows Texas politics as well as he knows the keys on his telephone switchboard, did not urge his old friend, Congressman Jim Wright of Fort Worth, to run for the Senate. He knew this would saddle him with raising Jim's campaign funds, and LBJ figured he had enough to do raising money for the national budget. As a result, Wright, without assurances of financial help, bowed out of the race . . . Meanwhile, Waggoner Carr, Attorney General of Texas, has raised $1,300,000 and has announced. Though a Democrat, Carr makes Sen. John Tower, the Republican he'll run against, a flowering liberal. - o - —NEW VIET NAM PROPOSAL— Most important and secret peace formula so far proposed in the backstage Viet Nam peace maneuvering is that submitted to Moscow calling for neutralization of the entire Indo-Chinese peninsula under the International Control Commission. Net result would be to increase Russian influence in Southeast Asia at the expense of Chinese influence. This the United States much prefers. Actually, this proposal has been made by the British, but with American willingness to withdraw from Viet Nam, with the International Control Commission then taking over, not only in South Viet Nam but Laos and Cambodia, to keep the entire area neutral. The commission would also take jurisdiction in North Viet Nam. The International Control Commission was created under the Geneva Treaty of 1954 which arranged for French withdrawal. Its members are India, Canada and Poland. The Russians would have indirect representation through Poland, the United States and Britain would have some influence through Canada. The commission would have to be given more power and some kind of a police force to enforce neutrality. So far no reply from the Russians. None was really expected until sometime after Shelepin returned from his trip to Hanoi, possibly not until after British Prime Minister Harold Wilson goes to Moscow Feb. 21-24. - o - —COCKY PREMIER KY— Chief reason Secretary of State Rusk went to Saigon was to persuade Premier Ky to take a deep breath and not knock over the peace talks - at least not publicly. Ky, who has brazenly admitted that his hero is Adolf Hitter, has been popping like a Mexican jumping bean ever since the Johnson peace offen- sive got going. As recently revealed by Clayton Fritchey, Ky has told Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge repeatedly that he would not go along with peace talks, that he Is not ready to sit down .at the conference table, and that the United States cannot commit the government of South Viet Nam to peace. Chief reason Ky is so jittery is that his government controls only about 700 villages out of 2,600 in South Viet Nam, in other words, about one-third of the territory. He isn't strong enough to go to the conference table, and he wouldn't ra*gU«U-gfce6t of a chance of survival If American troops pulled out. Some of Ky's military commanders feel even stronger about this, and there have been rumbles that if the United States goes too far with peace, Ky will be either ousted or assassinated. This is why Rusk stopped off in Saigon. He was successful publicly. But privately, the bantam premier of -South Viet Nam is still about as sore as a stepped- on crocodile in the Mekong River. NEW YEAR'S BABY - 1872 Mrs. Katherine Reeg. Msuiuo- keta, 94 years young, was the New Year's baby In 1872. Mrs. Reeg was born at Bellevue and has resided her entire life in Jackson county. CORD SETS REPLACFD PROMPT SERVICE It It r»«M» IMOCWMtt to ffatf Afe fliMMVV WttMl UttA WHY TAKE CHANCES? W» CM Bring your Appfianc* in TODAY! PRATT ELECTRIC 104 N, Jane* - Atflonci 295-5124 CORN • SOYBEAN CLINIC 9TO12 - 1 TO3:30 FREE LUNCH AT NOON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9 V.F.W. HALL - ALGONA

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