The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1967 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1967
Page 9
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Det Moinw TuMtfay, March 21, 1967 don smith IF the American public needed any selling on the fact thai we ARE NOT LIKED in Vietnam those who saw the CBS-TV special on Saigon Tuesday night, March 14, certainly should be convinced! THE show was a good one, photographically and otherwise. And some of the facts and figures should have made every American watching sit up and take notice. FOR Instance. Do you know what the cost this year (1967) just for the implements to fight the war in Vietnam will be to this country? Get ready. It's supposed to amount to $22,000,000,000 - 22 BIG BILLION DOLLARS. And foreign aid to the Vietnamese will be more than $500 million - with less than one-third ever getting where it's supposed to go. WOMEN are another problem over there. Vietnamese males are mad at our Gfs because they are "using up" all of the good looking talent in the country - and many of the GPs are mad because the women are taking them for all of their money. THERE'S this much about It this country should suck in it's pride (if that's what you want to call it) and get the hell out of Vietnam and the rest of the countries around the world where WE AREN'T WANTED. You can't fight it - we're hated practically everywhere on the globe I WE send soldiers in where they arent wanted to try and settle squabbles that should be settled among the people living in the nation - and churches send missionaries in to teach Christianity to those same people. And in many cases, those people, who have been worshipping idols for thousands of years, are perfectly satisfied with their kind of religion. And they probably would prefer settling their own civil wars, too. YOU'D think with all the brain power this nation is supposed to have, we'd be sharp enough to see the light - and let things alone in countries scattered around the world. Especially when we can't control things within our own borders worth a hoot. Of course, activity in a war overseas might take some of the sting out of problems at home. OF course, we all know that big investments in foreign countries are one big reason we patrol the earth with military might. Grs killed in Vietnam seem to be merely the pawns of the wealthy - and higher ups in the nation's government. SO, isn't it about time this country shaped up and shipped out of foreign countries? We're sure in favor of it. FOR anyone who ever read "Tom Sawyer" or "Huckleberry Finn" (and who hasn't?), the TV special, "Mark Twain Tonight", March 6 was a prize to be long remembered. Our entire family enjoyed It as much as anything we've ever seen and even the critics thought it was great - so it must have been, because they don't like much of anything. ANYWAY, Hal Holbrook, who reportedly worked on his portrayal for 14 years, was remarkable in the one-man presentation and proved that his appearance and everything else about him is a very exact duplication of the real Twain (pen name of Samuel Clemens). And Holbrook, like the original Twain, has gained international acclaim while on tour. MARK.T.wata d^d ; not have a really haft)}' life * but you 1 couldn't tell it through his writings and wit. Some of his writing met with approval, while much of it didn't quite hit the mark. He did a lot of things in his life - river boat pilot on the Mississippi, gold miner, reporter, lecturer, etc. - and covered a lot of this old earth before his death at the age of 75 in 1910. HE and his wife had four children. However, his only son died in Infancy and two of his three daughters died as youngsters tough blows to take. At the age of 60, he found himself $100,000 in debt (and this was about 1895), but instead of going into bankruptcy, he decided to pay it off if he could. The huge debt ac- cumlated from losses while attempting to publish some of his works and an investment in some sort of typesetting equipment. TWAIN then decided to go on a world tour to deliver lectures and paid off the entire $100,000 before his death. Quite an accomplishment. Some of his tales are classics. Following are just a few: CONGRESSMEN are men who could talk for a week without ever getting rid of an idea. If one of those men had been present when the Deity was on the point of saying, "Let there be light," we never would have had it. THE lie is eternal. It is man's Wst and surest friend and it cahnbt perish ffbm the earth while Congress remains in session. WHEN I was a boy of 14 my father was so stupid I could hardly stand to have the old man around, but by the time I got to be 21 I was astonished at how much he had learned in the last seven years. LET us be thankful for the fools. But for them, the rest of us could not succeed. There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. - ?EACH person is born to one possession which out-values all his others - his last breath. HOLBROOK's presentation, referred to as "one of the treasures of the American theater," is surely that. If you missed it, be sure and catch it the next time around. I'm going to. PRIVILEGED PARKERS MOULTRIE, Ga. — For three weeks the police department here dtd not hand out a single parking ticket. They just didn't have any. Although the tickets were ordered. the printing company delayed filling the order for three months lw cause It was changing machinery. 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Judging will be held APRIL 21, starting at 1:30 in our show room. You are welcome to watch the judging. After the judging, the hats will become property of Schultz Bros. HURRY - ENTER NOW! GAS FOR LESS - PREMIUMS, TOO ! SCHULTZ BROS South Phillips Transportation Headquarters BUICK - PONTIAC ~ CADILLAC ALGONA, IOWA

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