The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 9, 1967 · Page 28
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 28

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 9, 1967
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - When President Eisenhower left the White House, he warned against the military-industrial complex which, more interested in profits than the national welfare, might lobby for multibillion-dollar weapons systems not needed at all. The proposed anti-ballistic missile system would appear to be an example of this. Big defense contractors would like to get their hands on the $6 billion a year it would cost the taxpayers. It is supported unanimously by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who argue that if the Russians are building an antiballistic missile system, we need one too. However, Secretary ofDefense McNamara has contended, in a confidential position paper, that the United States after spending $250 million a year on research still hasn't come up with an antiballistic missile system that could stop a Soviet missile attack. He also expressed doubt that Russia has developed such a system. Unfortunately, the lobbying of the defense contractors and our military men has been making headway. By stirring up Congressmen to challenge the administration position, they have succeeded in making the issue political, by indicating the government was more interested in keeping down expenses than in providing maximum protection to the people of the United States. Russia's political leaders, while not as susceptible to public pressures as ours, have been in somewhat the same spot; the Soviet military has wanted an anti-ballistic missile system, and has pushed hard to get it. All this is important background to understanding the importance of Premier Kosygin's agreement last week to talk with the United States about limitations on both defensive and offensive missile systems. They not only would save both nations tremendous costs, but they would take the leaders of both the U. S. and Russia off hot political spots. - o - - FLUSTERED JUSTICES - Mrs. William 0. Douglas, bubbly 23-year-old bride of the Supreme Court Justice, has jarred her husband's dignified colleagues. At a recent Yale Club reception, she was going down the receiving line when she reached retired Justice Stanley Reed. Gaily, she flung her arms around his neck, gave him a resounding kiss. "Hello, Stanley. How are you, dear?" she said. Then she proceeded to give the same treatment to all the other Supreme Court members. She left the flustered justices wiping lipstick off their faces. - o - - FEW DOVES IN CONGRESS- This column has polled members of Congress about the Vietnam war. The results should shatter any illusions which may be held in Hanoi about the dove- like mood of Congress. The dominant sound on Capitol Hill is decidedly not the call of the dove. If Congress had its way, according to results of this poll, the President not only would hit North Vietnam harder but would settle for nothing less than military victory. Of the 200 Senators and Representatives who responded in the poll, 115 think the war should be pursued more vigorously. Only 25 favor reducing our military pressure. The attitudes are similar over bombing North Vietnam. An overwhelming 110 believe we should step up the bombing. Only 19 favor an end to the bombing. A heavy majority of 106 also believe our military goal in Vietnam should be to win, Only 28 want a cease-fire. - o- -DIRKSEN'S BURDEN Sen. Everett Dirksen is a philosophical man, mellowed with the years, but his sense of humor sometimes is ruffled by all the attention given the junior Senator from Illinois, handsome, young Charles Percy, as a Republican Presidential possibility. Democratic colleagues enjoy joshing Dirksen about this, The other day when the two men appeared before the Atomic DREW PEARSON Energy Committee to boost Weston, m., as the site for the AEC's big atom smasher, Chairman John Pastore of Rhode Island asked puckishly: "Have the two Senators from Illinois agreed on who shall testify first T "I yield to the senior Senator from Illinois," announced Percy, with a grandiose gesture toward Dirksen. "We Democrats can cause so much consternation among Republicans when we get in the mood,'' said Pastore with a grin. "You certainly do, but we thrive on it," replied Dirksen, grinning also. - o - - ANTI-HUMPHREY DEMONSTRATIONS - The FBI has reported to Vice President Humphrey that the students who mobbed him at Stanford University were led by professional agitators from San Francisco. Only one of the agitators was actually a student. •Humphrey has warned student leaders privately that they should not adopt the tactics of the Hitler Youth who broke up meetings in Germany in the 1930s, and of the Communist Youth who broke up meetings in France and Italy in the 1950s. Such tactics, he pointed out, are the antithesis of the free speech principles of a democracy. - o - - PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS- The battle over the law to permit income taxpayers to designate one dollar of their taxes for Presidential campaign funds is going to be reopened. Sen . Long of Louisiana, who pushed the law through Congress on the hectic closing day of the last session, not only is fighting a move to repeal it but wants to make it stronger. Under the law, income tax forms will provide space for a taxpayer to check off whether he wants one dollar of his tax to go to the Presidential campaign fund. The total collected would be split equally among political parties which had received more than five million votes each in the preceding Presidential election. This would mean that in 1968 both Republicans and Democrats could receive as much as $30 million apiece. Senator Gore of Tennessee fought hard against the bill on the grounds that it didn't provide any effective control over these taxpayer dollars. The parties could spend them any way they chose without accounting for them. But Sen. Long feels the basic push for repeal comes from Republicans who view with alarm the prospect that Democrats in future Presidential elections would have as much money to spend as the Republicans. Long not only believes this approach is correct; he wants to guarantee it by amending the law so as to prohibit the major parties from any private fundraising activities. He argues that giving the major parties equal financing not only would make for fairer contests, but would insulate each against special interests and pressure groups. - o - - ASSASSINATION RUMORS - President Johnson is sitting on a political H-bomb - an unconfirmed report that Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N. Y., may have approved an assassination plot which then possibly backfired against his late brother. Top officials, queried by this column, agreed that a plot to assassinate Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro was "considered" at the highest levels of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time Bobby was riding herd on the agency. The officials disagreed, however, over whether the plan was approved and implemented. One version claims that underworld figures actually were recruited to carry out the plot. Another rumor has it that three hired assassins were caught in Havana where a lone survivor Is still supposed to be languishing in prison. These stories have been investigated and discounted by the FBI. Yet the rumor persists, whispered by people in a position to know, that Castro did become aware of an American plot upon his life and decided to retaliate against President Kennedy. This report nuy have started New Orlean's flamboyant District Attorney Jim Garrison on his Investigation of the Kennedy assassination, but insiders believe he is following the wrong trails. This much can be verified: 1. President Kennedy was so disillusioned with the CIA after the Bay of Pigs fiasco that he swore to friends he would like "to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds." He ordered a thorough investigation by a group headed by Gen, Maxwell Taylor. But the President's real watchdog was his brother, Bobby, who ended up calling the shots at the CIA. 2. During this period, the CIA hatched a plot to knock off Castro. It would have be en impossible for this to reach the high levels it did, say insiders, without being taken up with the younger Kennedy. Indeed, one source Insists that Bobby, eager to avenge the Bay of Pigs fiasco, played a key role in the planning. Whether the assassination plot was ever actually put into effect is disputed. - o - - CASTRO RE ACTS- 3. Some insiders are convinced that Castro learned enough at least to believe the CIA was seeking to kill him. With characteristic fury, he Is reported to have cooked up a counterplot against President Kennedy. 4. Shortly after Kennedy was gunned down, the FBI handed President Johnson a memo reporting that Cuban leaders had hoped for Kennedy's death. The President showed it to Kennedy's top aide, Ted Sorensen, who thought the details were so ambiguous that he called the memo "meaningless.'' 5. It is also known, of course, that Lee Oswald, the accused assassin, was active in the pro- Castro movement and traveled to Mexico seeking a Cuban visa a few weeks before the dreadful day in Dallas. Some sources consider Robert Kennedy's behavior after the assassination to be significant. He seemed to be tormented, they say, by more than the natural grief .over the murder of his brother.^ r. . r. ' Author William Manchester, who got*-his information chiefly from Kennedy-controlled sources, portrays Bobby as a character of granite during those tragic days. But others had a different Impression. McGeorge Bundy, then a top White House aide, told a colleague that he was "worried about Bobby," that "Bobby was reluctant to face the new reality," that he had "virtually to drag Bobby" into President Johnson's first cabinet meeting. For weeks after the tragedy, this column was told, Bobby was morose and refused to see people. Could he have been plagued by the terrible thought that he had helped put into motion forces that indirectly may have brought about his brother's martyrdom ? Some insiders think so. Otfosen Club Observes 50th Anniversary OTTOSEN - The Ladies Rural Club met Thursday for a one o'clock dinner to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Mrs. Roy Telford and Mrs. Essie Cooper made the centerpiece in yellow and white. In it was a "fifty" in gold and there were two gold candles, surrounded by yellow and white daisies, the club flower. Mrs. Lester Wehrspann show- U.N.C.LI. AGENTS AT THE ALGONA THEATRE STARTING THURSDAY movie clock THURSDAY thru SATURDAY- Complete Programs begin :7;008:50 p. m. "Son Of A Gunfighter" - 7:03 - 10:18 p. m. "Spy With My Face" - 8:50 p.m. SATURDAY KIDDIE MATINEE Complete Program begins: 1:30 p. m. "Son Of A Gunfighter" 2:06 p. m. SUNDAY -Complete Programs begin: 1:30 - 5:80 - 9:20 p. m. "Shot In The Dark" - 1:33 5:23 - 9:20 p. m. "Pink Panther" - 3;27 - 7:17 p. m. MONDAY thru WEDNESDAY Complete Program begins: 7:00 p. m. "Shot In The Dark" 7:03 p. m. "Pink Panther" 8:57 p. m. home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lansing at Bricelyn, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Watnem and family of Klemme were Sunday supper guests at the Percy Wat- nems. Charles Cooper of Cameron, Mo., was a Friday overnight guest at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Essie Cooper. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Abel and family of Kasson, Minn, and M". and Mrs. Mike Hinz of LuVerne were Sunday visitors at the Lester Wehrspanns. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Enockson were Sunday dinner and supper guests at th= John Krischel home at Havelock. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pentico were Sunday dinner guests at the Charles Haas home at Estherville. They also called on Mr. and M rs. Thursday, March 9, 1967 Algeria (la.) Upper DM MeinM-9 Luther Herrick at Graettinger. Douglas Koehl of HancocK, Minn., was a Saturday overnight guest at the Victor Banwarts. Saturday afternoon, he visited at the James Banwarts. Titonka Cafe Changes Hands Maurice and Marie Reynolds of South Milwaukee, Wis., are the new owners of John's & Gen's Cafe at Titonka it was announced last week. They took over operation March 1. Florence Reynolds, who has been a cook there for the past three years, will be the manager. The Reynolds have purchased the building and con- tents of the cafe. The new name will be the Kountry Kitchen. Maurice is vice president and works as a machinist in Milwaukee while Marie is a secretary for the company. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds, are former Titonka residents. ANNIVERSARIES Mr. and Mrs. James V. Leatherman of Winthrop observed their 67th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12. The Orval Fords, Wilton lifetime residents, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in Wilton on Feb. 23. Audubon's Mr. and Mrs. John Koenig were married 70 years ago on Feb. 22nd. Mr. Koenig, 94 and Mrs. Koenig, 88 have lived in Audubon area for 70 years. David McCallttm and Robert I'aiighn — the irorM's two favorite U.N.C.L.E.s — star in MGM'x double-bill of excitement, "The Spy With \fy Face" ami "To Trap a Spy," xlam-l>an/t mtupeniic- fntjtpy adventures in color offering hit entertainment. ed colored slides which had been taken locally. Only two women, now members,, were charter members. They are Mrs. Roy Telford and Mrs. Annie Leist. They recall going to club by horse and buggy and via sled in the winter. Sometimes in trying to guide the bobsled over a big snowbank the club ladies would be thrown out as the sled tipped over, causing an extra bit of excitement. Other charter members were Mrs. Charles Jolliffe, Mrs. Rosetta Hedeen, Mrs. JohnStarin, Mrs. L. R. Morford, Mrs. Leon Struthers, Mrs. Leona Daniel, Mrs. Fred Struthers, Mrs. Myra Scott and her daughter Hazel and Mrs. Archie Einsen. Husbands and family members were also invited to the anniversary dinner. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford, Mrs. Annie Leist, Mrs. Mary Leitl, Mrs. Kermit Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wehrspann and Roger, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kropf, Mrs. Essie Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hofius and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coyle. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Mike Frohllng and family were Sunday visitors at the home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jay McCollough at Eagle Grove. Sharilyn Lemkull of Laurens visited Sara Usher Sunday. Mrs. Mike Coyle entertained at a canasta party Monday. Guests were Mrs. W. G. Cooper, Mrs. Essie Cooper, Mrs. Eugene Hofius, Mrs. Oliver Kinseth and Mrs. Percy Watnem. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Benson were Sunday dinner guests at the ALGONA THURS. - FRI. - SAT., MARCH 9-10-11 COME spy wrrarocH FAVDHITE U.N.C.L.E.S! What to do about obscene or other offensive phone calls We are very much concerned about these calls. Should you happen to receive any, the following simple guidelines provide an effective way for you to stop them: 1. Hang up— if the caller does not say anything. — at the first obscene word or improper personal question. — if the caller does not identify himself to your satisfaction. 2. Don't keep talking to the caller- what he really wants is an audience. Don't be that audience. Remember, you are in control of your phone. You can end any conversation simply by hanging up. By following these guidelines, you can usually discourage someone from continuing to call you. If the calls do persist, call the Telephone Business Office. We want to help in investigating and apprehending these callers. 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