The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 4, 1967 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 4, 1967
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6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, April 4, 1967 WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON — Diplomats are worried over the fact that Ho Chi Minh's blunt rejection of President Johnson's peace overture has increased pressure on the President to escalate the war. Chief pressure comes from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who once again have urged the President to let them close shipping into Hai- phong, which they state has been used to unload modern artillery and rockets. In the past the President has countered the joint chiefs by arguing that he is out to curtail Red Chinese influence in North Vietnam, and that mining Haip- hong harbor would only play into Chines hands and-strengthen their influence in Hanoi. The Chinese have been pressuring Ho Chi Minn to continue the war. The Russians have been pressuring him to end it. The President has been fully aware of the fact that Russian arms were entering Haiphong, and has discussed this with both Foreign Minister Gromyko and Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin. They have argued that if they are to have any influence with the North Vietnamese, Moscow must give military aid. Johnson has gone along with this, and is further convinced that Premier Kosygin, when he met with Prime Minister Harold Wilson in London, did his best to persaude Ho Chi Minli to sit down at the conference table. Johnson was on the transatlantic'telephone every day with Wilson, knew all the details of the communications with Hanoi. Actually, Kosygin remained in London an extra day, hoping to get favorable word from Ho. Burt Chinese influence apparently outweighed Russian influence. So the Joint Chiefs of Staff are now telling the President that, since his strategy didn't work, they sould be permitted to mine Haiphong Harbor. - o - N — HOOF AND MOUTH DISEASE — While the agenda for the Summit Conference atPuntadelEste, April 12-14, will feature discussion of plans to speed up Latin America's full economic integration, a long-time livestock problem in that area threatens to block full integration. Hoof-and-mouth disease, a recurring menace in many parts of Latin America, is again rampant from Panama south to the Argentine pampas. Since last November, more than 80,000 head of cattle in six countries have been slaughtered as hopelessly contaiminated. Control measures, health standards and effectiveness of campaigns against the disease vary widely from country to country. Thus, while any animal afflicted with it must be isolated from its healthy companions in Colombia and cannot be sold for food purposes, Argentine officials permit certain meat by-products to be made from "mildly" contaminated cattle. Mexico, in particular, is reacting with alarm to spread of the malady. Several years ago, a hoof-and-mouth epidemic in four northern Mexican states cause the United States to ban DREW PEARSON imports of Mexican beef for almost 20 months during which a bi-national team of experts worked to eradicate the menace. Mexico's cattle industry was hard hit by temporary loss of the lucrative U. S. market. (An average 140,000 Mexican cows and steers are sold annually in the United States.) Mexican authorities are determined not to let it happen again. - o - -- CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN — The circus brings out all sorts of people. At Ringling Brothers the other day were Internal Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Cohen, who took time off from collecting income taxes to escort his five children to "the greatest show on earth"; also one-ring circus Art Buchwald with his brood; plus Edward Bennett Williams, a good legal showman; plus a batch of grandchildren from the Washington Merry-Go- Round. Rep. Jim Haley, D-Fla., only member of Congress who once managed Ringling Brothers, was not present.. Present, however, was Pat Valdo who has been with the circus 65 years as a clown, juggler, tightwire walker, & now general director. The Boisterous Buffoon Bat- tallion, the Astonishing Acrobatic Accomplishments, the Peerless Perch Performers, and the Merry Masters of Mirth were just as entertaining as ever; and the 600-pound Siberian tiger, who rides on a horse's back, even more death-defying. But the circus has changed a lot from the days when the U.S. Marine Corps used to study its unloading methods in order to perfect efficient beachhead landing in time of war. The canvas, stakes, the center poles, quarter poles and wall poles are gone now, and the circus shows under roofs. But it still moves by train and has adopted the piggyback system of packing its Wonderful Wire Wizards, its Wild West Whoop-de-doo and all the nets, tightwires, costume trunks and other paraphernalia into trucks which are then rolled onto open-end railroad cars and telescoped inside. It's still an amazing job of loading, packing and split-second timing as synchronized as catching a flying trapese artist in mid-air. - o - — TRAVELING SAM YORTY — While Mayor Sam Yorty was polishing up his TV show, California Congressmen at the Madison Hotel in Washington were secretly debating whether Yorty should be on the Democratic ticket in 1968. Yorty bolted the ticket to support Nixon in the crucial Presidential election of 1960 against John F. Kennedy. Again in the 1966 battle between Gov. Pat Brown, Democrat, and Ronald Reagan, Republican, last November, Yorty turned up at Reagan's headquarters on election night and was friendly to Reagan all during the campaign. In recent months Yorty has been traveling so much that no one can really pin him down on his politics. In January Mayor Yorty took a trip to Paris, London and Dublin. In February he went to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia. Later he scheduled trips to the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Tokyo -- all at city expense. The mayor has taken 15 foreign trips since he was elected, but on January 18 the Los Angeles city council voted him $50,000 for more expenses. When Uie mayor attended the World Series at city expense a year ago, he even bought an electric razor and charged it to the city. - o - - BEHIND THE NEWS-- Justice Abe Fortas, who as a member of the Supreme Court is supposed to keep distinctly aloof from the executive branch of the government, continues to dabble in executive matters. He's now pushing David Bress, U. S. attorney in Washington, to be a federal judge. Bress kicked up a rumpus inside the Negro and Jewish communities when he came up for appointment to be U. S. attorney . . . The best job of cross-examination during the Dodd hearings was done by Sen. Jim Pearson, Kansas Republican - no kinship involved . . . Now that Charlie Bennett of Florida is within earshot of becoming chairman of the new House E- tliics Committee, he's suddenly adopted an attitude of hear-no- evil, see-no-evil toward his fellow Congressmen. Once hell- bent for scrutinizing unethical conduct, Charlie actually wrote to Leo B. Reed of Bradenton, Fla., regarding his colleague Rep. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina: "1 have served on his committee 15 years and have never seen him take a drink or be under the influence." )Neither did the Senators on Ethics Committee ever see Tom Dodd sign checks to detour $175,000 of campaign funds to his personal account.)... Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-fll., gray, guant GOP leader, had to join AFTRA — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artisits — before he could cut his oratorical disc. Everett is now a full- fledged member of the union . .. Though the United States brags about is baby care, Richard Schumaker, the AFL-CIO health expert, has shown that the United States has dropped from sixth to fourteenth among the nations of the world in infant mortality . . . Lafayette park, facing the White House and a favorite spot for protest groups, would be renamed in honor of President Anrew Jackson if the Congress adopts a proposal by Rep. Joe Evius of Tennessee. Andy was a great protester himself. - o - —SENATORS FROM CONNECTICUT- - Sen. Abe Ribicoff, D-Conn., who ran the Senate hearings ou auto safety, castigated General Motors for hiring a private eye to investigate Ralph Nader, a Senate witness. Ribicoff was so outraged that he hauled GM officials before his committee and gave them a tongue-lashing. Yet what was wrong for General Motor was all right for the other Senator from Connecticut. Tom Dodd hired detective James Lynch to shadow and harrass witnesses before the Senate Ethics Committee. Lynch gave the impression he was a government investigator and badgered witnesses who refused to cooperate with him. He secured an affidavit from one witness by threatening to question her at the jail house. He boasted to another witness that they had managed to sneak into Jack Anderson's office. Only Hi-lex has Ingredient X CONDITIONS WATER FOR SNOWY-WHITE WASHES she has heard that... See your electric appliance dealer today! are self-cleaning! 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