The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1967 · Page 9
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round 4-Algono, (la.) Upper De< Moinw Tuesday, March 14, 1967 lington Hotel< agreed to seejk . a third-party "peace" candidate to back for President in 1968. Gus Hall, the party's general secretary, assured his fellow comrades at the secret session that the "war and peace" issue had contributed to the political defeat of the Democratic party in many areas last November. He called upon the party to combine its campaign for peace with its campaign for civil rights. Hall also instructed Communist party members to join in all demonstrations against President Johnson's policies. The Red leader warned that the party is not yet "over the hill" in its troubles with the federal government and predicted President Johnson would launch a "massive" attack against the party. To avoid this, he said the Communist party'' must "appeal to the people." - o - WASHINGTON — Now that a ju. has convicted Bobby Baker and the House has slapped down Adam Clayton Powell, the public is watching to see what the Senate will do about Sen. Tom Dodd, D-Conn. The Senate Ethics Committee lias painstakingly tracked down financial records proving that Dodd pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. One committee source estimates that the Senator diverted about $500,000 from his campaign treasury to liis personal use. This is six times more than the $80,000 in political funds that Bobby Baker was convicted of taking without reporting the extra income on his tax returns. Dodd also neglected to pay taxes on the campaign funds he stuffed in his own pockets. Last year, Dodd asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate our charges and offered his full cooperation. Obviously, lie expected his colleagues to whitewash the charges and clear his name. When he discovered that the committee was seriously digging into the evidence, he tried to block the investigation that he, himself, had requested. He argued behind closed doors that the committee had no jurisdiction to Investigate his finances, thus taking the curious position that the committee had no right to do what he had asked it to do. - o - OTHER AWKWARD QUESTIONS The unseating of Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, the Harlem hotshot, raises some awkward questions about other members of Congress who still hold their seats. What will the House do, for example, about Rep. Mendel Rivers, the powerful House Armed Services chairman whose drinking problem has made him the nation's worst security risk? He has access to the most sensitive secrets of the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency; yet, by any security standard, he can't be trusted with classified information. Rivers has also treated the Air Force as his private airline, commuting between his homes in Washington and Charleston and flying off on overseas junkets, often as the sole passenger in a huge Air Force jet. "I can swear to having seen Rivers board an Air Force transport alone early on a Monday morning to be flown to Washington," an Air Force officer formerly stationed in Charleston, S.C., -told us. "I personally saw him do this about six times only, but I am sure he has 'done it dozens of times from what was common gossip about the base." The silver-crested Congressman has also accepted favors from defense contractors, including a contribution from Lockheed Aircraft to help erect a monument in his honor in North Charleston. The corporation, whose profits depend upon the military authorizations from Rivers's committee, agreed to pay the balance that local contributors couldn't raise. As it turned DREW PEARSON out, only $200 was needed, which Lockheed happily tossed in the hat. - o - --CUT-RATE CARS— Rivers also picks up a gleaming new Chrysler Imperial each year for a token $750 payment. We discovered that the $8,000 car is furnished not by Chrysler Corporation directly but by the Chrysler dealer in Charleston — Simmons Motor Co. Penrose Simmons, son of the owner, would acknowledge only that Rivers received a discount on his Chrysler. "Everybody gets cars on a cut- rate basis," said the bull-necked Penrose. "I'll sell you one for $100 above my cost, and you can drive back to Washington." He didn't offer to let us lease one, however, for $750 a year — the extraordinary deal that Rivers gets. The conduct of another House chairman, also from South Carolina, should also be investigated. He is Rep. John McMillan, chairman of the District of Columbia Committee, who has used his political influence to arrange locations in D.C. buildings for a vending company in which he is interested. He also helped insurance salesman. Don Reynolds get the performance bond on the $21 million D. C. Stadium. Reynolds previously had arranged the bank mortagage on McMillan's home in Arlington, Va., and had obtained a Ford convertible for him. After the stadium deal, Reynolds purchased a Cadillac for the Congressman. Not until the Washington Post began snooping into the Cadillac purchase did McMillan hastily send Reynolds two belated checks repaying the $5,100 puchase price. - o - — COMMIES MAPSTRATEG Y — Communist party leaders, meeting behind closed doors recently at New York City's Wel- - ANOTHER GLOBE-TROTTER— American Ambassador Wymberley Coerr recently complained in a telephone call to the State Department that Sen. Allen Ellender, D-La., the Senate's most determined globetrotter, had descended upon our Quito embassy and disrupted his staff with petty questions. They had given the Senator detailed briefings, but he still wasn't satisfied. Richard Phillips of the embassy staff even made a telephone call to the State Department in Washington for a special document to placate the Senator from Louisiana. Sen. Ellender, incidentally, rivals Adam Clayton Powell as a globe-trotter and has brought back a small museum of African spears, Grecian urns, and Chinese silks from his travels. - o— CASTRO COUNTERPLOT — The publicity over New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation of a "Kennedy assassination plot" has fo- cussed attention in Washington on a reported CIA plan in 1963 to assassinate Cuba's Fidel Castro, which, according to some sources, may have resulted in a counterplot by Castro to assassinate President Kennedy. Sen. Russell Long, D-La., has told us that Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused Kennedy as- sasin, trained with Castro revolutionaries in Minsk during his Soviet stay. This information, which Long swore is reliable, was never revealed by the War- Owyer 4 Nelson NEW 'SHIPSTADS &? JOHNSON ICE FOLLIES APRIL 4 THRU APRIL 16 M.I.- H.ili •Apr. ALL NEW MINNEAPOLIS AUDITORIUM PERFORMANCES EVES: Mon.. Tues.. Wed.. Thurs.. Fri. - 0:15 PM , P A ril ? mid 15 > - '• s and 9 P">. ' (April !) and 1C) — 2 and G p.m. TICKETS . f c). S3.50. 53.00. |230. $2.00 (Rcscrvodi price; for Juniors. 1C and under, on Mon.. Tues Wed Thine . a. 0. 10. n. 12. & 13; and 1 & 5 p.m. shows art! (Apr.' 8 & 15,' SSS** 15 TO: ICE FOLLIES. Enclose self-addressed POST OFFICE BOX 525 stamped envelope MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. 55440 Enclosed is Check Q Money Order D Totaling S ............ | For ................................ Seats at S ............ Each ' 1st Choice— Date and Time ........................... 2nd Choice— Date and Time ...... . .............. ___ Name . ................. Address City and Zone sute ren Commission. Other highly placed sources have confirmed that an anti- Castro plot was cooked up within the CIA, but they differ on whether it actually was approved. Our sources agree that a plot against Castro definitely was taken up inside the CIA at the time Sen. Robert Kennedy, L).- N.Y., was riding herd on the agency for his brother. The report is that Castro got wind of the plot FBI submitted a memo to President Johnson reporting that Cuban leaders had wanted to kill Kennedy. COMPLETE USED CAR SELECTION 1966 MODELS . CIIKY.SI.rcit Newport 4 dr. sedan PS, factory air .tinted glass. R & H $2995 CIIEVELLE 300. 4 dr. sedan, 6 cyl. stick, heater, one owner, extra clean $1)195 FORD Custom r.oo. 4 dr., 2Kf) en«., cruiscomatic, power steering-, fact, condit., dark green $2495 FORD C-500. 4 dr. 283, cruiseomatic, PS, Fact. Air Conditioned, yellow with fawn interior $2495 FORD Galaxlo 500. 4 dr. 352, auto, trans.. R & H, one owner, warranty, white with red interior, like new .. $2395 1965 MODELS CHEVROLET Chevy II 4 cyl., stand, trans., R & H, extra clean $1295 PLYMOUTH Fury 1, 2 dr.. 6 cyl., R & H, maroon with red in.$1375 interior FORD Custom 500, V-8. automatic transmission, 4 door .power steering, turquoise R & H, SHARP ............. $1695 1964 MODELS MERCURY COMET Calicnte 2 dr., lultp., 289 engine, 4-speed, red with red vinyl interior ................... $1475 VOLKSWAGEN, 2 dr. Sedan, like new, one owner .......... $1185 1964 Cliev. Discayno V-8, stick, heater, tint glass, white, blue interior .. ..... .......................... $1250 19G4 Dodge 330 4 dr. Sedan, C cyl., stick shift, R & H, 1-owner— in showrooom condition ..................... $1195 1963 MODELS FORD Galaxie, 4 dr. 6 cyl., stick, R & H, light blue with matching interior ................................ $895 FORD Fairlane, 2 dr., V-8, stand, trans., R & H, dark green, fawn interior ............................. $395 FORD Galaxie 500, 2 dr. hardtop, 352, Cruiseomatic, R & H, very clean ............................... $1295 1963 Ford F-100 G cyl.. 3-speed, long wide box, mud and snow tires .................................. $1250 1963 Ford 4 dr., 6 cyl., stick, R & H, Tour new tires ....*. .$895 1962 MODELS OLDS Super 88 4 dr., R & H, Power strg., & power brakes, tint glass, green ............................ $1050 CHEVROLET Impala, 4 dr. Sedan, V-8, auto, trans., power steering, radio and heater ........................... $1195 CADILLAC, 4 dr. hardtop Sedan Deville, lull power, one owner, like new ................................. $ 1695 DODGE Dart 44, 4 dr., V-8, R & H, AT, light blue and matching interior, extra clean .......................... $775 1961 MODELS CHEVROLET Biscayne, V-8, stand, trans., R & H, foui new tires .................................. $695 FORD Fairlane 500 2dr., 6 cyl., AT, R & H, runs good ..... $495 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air, V-8, standard transmission, R& H . . .$750 1960 MODELS R & H ' W/red ' runs 1959 MODELS CHEVROLET Biscayne, 4 dr., 6 cyl., stick, R & H, runs, looks ......................... . ...... , . .$450 1958 MODELS CHEVROLET Delray, 4 dr., 6 cyl., radio, heater, stand, trans. ....................................... $250 1957 De soto, 4 dr., automatic transmission, full power, runs and looks good 1966 PICKUPS , a cPasb . 1954 CHEVROLET 1/2-Ton, 3- speed, 6x6 stock and grain box. 1961 sr • ....... 1957 Chevrolet 1/2-ton Pickup, 6 cyl., 3 _ speed OLDER CARS - We Need The Room - Most are equipped with heaters and radios •""' tntcSmti KRAUSE AUTO IOWA

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