The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1967
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Ronnd WASHINGTON - It has now leaked out that the Central Intelligence Agency used not only cash under the table but draft deferments to subvert the National Student Association. The threat of the draft hung heavily over the heads of NSA officers, according to their own admissions behind closed doors, unless they followed the CIA line in their student activities. The CIA would send an NSA representative to Vietnam, for example, and expect him on his return to oppose the anti-war movement on the campuses. The draft deferments were obtained through CIA-White House channels until last year when Vice President Humphrey's office made the arrangements. All this is revealed in detailed, handwritten notes, made available to us, of the NSA's secret staff meetings. The notes were kept by educational director Larry Rubin, who is resigning in protest over NSA's failure to make a clean breast of the CIA affair. Ed Schwartz, the vice president in charge of national affairs, brought up the draft question at a staff meeting attended by 30 people on February 9. This was five days before the NSA-CIA controversy hit the headlines. However, the officers knew Ramparts magazine was coming out with the story and were discussing what to do about it. - o - . - AGONIZING REAPPRAISAL - "You must understand our bind," saidSchwartz. "Itisclear now that the CIA has gotten our draft deferments for us in the past. If we blast the CIA in our statements, we will lose our deferments. We can't have an organization without a staff, and we can't have a staff without deferments." "I thought you said the CIA did not get our deferments for us this year," interrupted Rubin. "Yes,' acknowledged Schwartz, "Phil Sherburne (last year's NSA president) worked it out with Hubert Humphrey, but our information tells us that if we blast the CIA, we'll still lose our deferments." Schwartz then produced a proposed press statement that admitted next to nothing about the CIA link. "Dammit, Ed," protested Al Milano, head of the Student Government Information Service, "every staff member said we should directly admit to the relationship." "We're lying," agreed Rubin. "We do know the relationship existed." Schwartz, noting that some of the deferred staff members were not present, argued: "How can we make decisions that will affect their future f At the same meeting, he also confided that the CIA had given up to $5,000, plus credit cards and free travel, to NSA's foreign representatives. "I used to wonder why the international people lived so high," he said. "Now I know." He added ruefully that "the CIA doesn't exactly force the caviar down our people's throats." Four days later Eugene DREW PEARSON Groves, NSA president, returned from a hurried European trip. "Don't worry, boys," he reassured the staff at a February 13 meeting. "We'll all save our draft exemptions. I'm working it out with some people." - o - - CONSERVATIONIST ?- This column reported recently that federal officials were red- faced over having given an anti- air pollution award to Louis A. Wehde of the Ford Motor Company at exactly the time the Ford plant at Dearborn, Mich., was accused of being a major contributor to air pollution. A similar case has come to light in Wisconsin. Gov. Warren P. Knowles recently presented an award to Guido Rahr of Manitowoc, Wise., as "conservationist of the year." And the Wisconsin Conservationist, in commenting on the award, said: "Mr. Rahr's accomplishments in conservation are phenomenal... Few approach Guido Rahr's prowess as a conservation missionary." What was not mentioned was The fact that a federal investigation of interstate pollution of the upper Mississippi River system in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area had found the Rahr Malting Company which Guido Rahr heads to be one of the main polluters of those water resources. The pollution is so severe that it makes the Mississippi and sections of Lake Pepin in both Wisconsin and Minnesota unfit for boating, water skiing, swimming and even fishing. And the Rahr Malting Company is listed as the fourth worst contributor to this pollution. Yet the man who heads it has been named Wisconsin's "conservationist of the year." - o - - PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES- It is a House tradition that freshmen should be seen and not heard, but the 46 freshmen Republicans have boldly called upon their seniors to apply the same ethical yardstick to all Congressmen that was used to judge Adam CJayton Powell. What was wrong for Powell, they said in effect, is wrong for his colleagues who voted to throw him out of Congress. No individual Congressman, they declared, should be "judged against any special standard against which we are not all ready and willing to be judged." In this spirit, we are ready to offer evidence to the appropriate House committee - if the House ever establishes one - that Rep. L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C., is unfit to continue as chairman of the sensitive House Armed Services Committee. Not only does his drinking problem make him a security risk, but he has used his influence at the Pentagon to help defense contractors. We have carefully documented, for example, how he brought pressure upon the Military Sea Transportation Service to pay the Power Equipment Corporation $104,394 more than its contract allowed for repairing the Navy transport Randall. It may be merely a coincidence that his law partner at the time, T. E. Pedersen, represented various defense contractors. "I always .represented these clients on an individual basis," Pedersen assured us. "The Congressman had nothing to do with them." Pedersen added that his legal work for defense contractors picked up after he stopped practicing law with Rivers. Pedersen also said he was affiliated with the Washington law firm of Sellers, Conner and Cuneo, which specializes in government contract work. - o - - FLUSTERED JUSTICES - Mrs. William 0. Douglas, bubbly, 23-year old bride of the Supreme Court Justice, has jarred the dignified Supreme Court. At a recent Yale Club reception, she started down the receiving line and got as far as 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 justices. She left the flustered justices wiping lipstick off their faces. Mrs. Chipman Of Bancroft Heads No.Kossuth Drive Mrs. Richard Chipman of Bancroft is chairman of the north Kossuth 1967 education and fundraising crusade for the American Society to be conducted in April. "Our goal is to urge all adults to have regular physical checkups and to heed any of cancer's seven warning signals which might appear between checkups," Mrs. Chipman said. Chairmen are being appointed for the towns and townships to assist in the crusade. A coffee kickoff will be held at Roy's Grill in Bancroft on March 28 at 9:30 a. m. for chairmen and workers. The north Kossuth chapter, with Mrs. Chipman as chairman, exceeded its goal in the 1966 crusade. College Honor, Bancroft Youth James D. Nelson, son of Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Nelson of Bancroft, has been elected sports manager of Pi Gamma Delta Literary Society at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S. C. Nelson, a 1964 graduate of Swea City High School, is a junior at Bob Jones University majoring in music education in the School of Education. Membership in one of the 33 literary societies is open to each of the more than 3,500 students who attend Bob Jones University, which is often called the "World's Most Unusual University." 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