The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 18, 1967 · Page 7
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4-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molnes Tuesday, April 18, 1967 WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's refusal to pledge concrete foreign aid support to LBJ in advance of the Latin American Summit Conference couldn't have come at a worse time. It will hurt the President's ability to accomplish important goals at Punta del Este, and it will hurt the United States itself. What Latin Americans will not know about the Johnson defeat is that one month ago he went to great pains to summon 40 Senators and Congressmen of both political parties to the White House to make plans for the Summit Conference. They spent two hours together, and in the end it was unanimously agreed that the President should ask Congress for a resolution of approval for foreign aid. "I don't need to have a resolution," he said. "I've got the executive power to go ahead without it. But if you think it's a good idea, we'll do it that way." Sen. Bill Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was not present, however. He had been invited, but went to Arkansas instead. When he got back he dragged his feet. At one closed-door session just before LBJ was about to take all the Latin American ambassadors to his Texas ranch for the weekend, Fulbright groused: "I'm not going to pass a resolution to have it passed around at a barbecue." Also what the Latins won't know is that several Senators, including Fulbright and Frank Church, D-Idaho, are up for reelection next year and appear extremely anxious not to be identified too closely with the President. Arkansas is anti- Johnson on the school integration issue, and Idaho has become conservative isolationist. So these two Senators run away from the President on every possible vote. - o - — UNCLE SAM'S IMAGE — Right now the North American image in South America is not good — regardless of the Senate. It is hurt by the charges of Jim Garrison in New Orleans that a conspiracy existed to assassinate President Kennedy, which feed the natural Latin love of intrigue. All up and down the west coast of South America I found the suspicion prevalent that it was Vice President Johnson who lured John F. Kennedy to Texas and had him killed. The Garrison investigation has helped encourage this shocking canard. Chief Justice Earl Warren did his best to dispel this suspicion, and succeded with many people. In every country the Chief Justice held long and painstaking interviews, answering press and TV questions regarding the Warren report and the Kennedy assassination. - o - —THE POWELL BACKGROUND — Tu .. r dorstand the full story of DREW PEARSON Adam Clayton Powell today, you have to know the story of his father. It was his father's Baptist Church in Harlem that Adam Junior inherited, and Adam Senior talks glowingly of his son in his autobiography, "Against the Tide." Certainly the Powells, both father and son, rose to the top against the tide. It's important to consider this, and their background, as Congress passes judgment on Adam and whether he should be seated again. From the grandson of a slave to the chairmanship of one of the most important committees of Congress is a long way to come in half a century. Achievement, however, also merits responsibility. Adam Senior was born in Franklin County, Va., 25 days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. He never knew his father. His mother was part Indian and her father German. "My maternal grandmother," wrote Adam Sr., "was very fond of eating rats. She was a great hunter of small game. My earliest recollections were of direst poverty. The wealth of the South had been destroyed by the Civil War and both white and poor colored suffered together. "There was not a white man within twelve miles of our cabin who'd pay a wage of 50 cents a day or a white woman able to pay more than 25 cents for a day's washing. - o - -- REARED IN POVERTY — "Mr. Albert Martin rented us a one-room log cabin with about five acres of land for $1 a month. Everything we could raise on these five acres belonged to our r family. Our big job was to raise this $1 every month for rent and to pay for a yoke of oxen which we had bought on the installment plan. "It required about six years to pay for these oxen. Old Buck and Bill died about a year after our last installment was met, and we had shoes made from their hides. It was the first time the whole family had had new shoes at one time. Many a time on a frosty morning when the ground was covered with snow, I made the cow get up so I could warm my feet on the ground where she had lain for the night. "We slept, bathed, cooked, ate and entertained in one room. Breakfast was served religiously at 6 a.m. I recall one year when our crops were so poor that both our corn and wheat were exhausted in the month of April, and we lived on dried apples and black-eyed peas for six weeks 'until the new crop matured. Even to this day the smell or dried apples nauseates me. "The first big day in my life was October 1, 1871. On that day I discarded my old, torn shirt, put on a pair of trousers woven by my grandmother, and started to school. The school was five miles from our cabin and was taught by a white man named Jake Bowles. That morning, when I entered the log schoolhouse, I could not name a single letter. The alphabet looked to me like a crossword puzzle. When school dismissed that evening, I could name the twenty- six letters which make the English language. The next day I said them backwards." Adam Sr. tells in detail how the family moved to West Virginia, how he worked in the coal mines making $80 and $100 a month. "But every dollar of this and all I could borrow," he added, "was sacrified to the demon of gambling which possessed me, soul and body. On March 1, 1885, I had lost all my wages, $40 of borrowed money and my overcoat. Aside from my dirty mining clothes, my wardrobe had been reduced to a pair of cheap trousers and a red sweater. - o — RELIGIOUS REVIVAL « "Something happened that week stranger than any piece of fie- ! • + • JOE BRADLEY EQUIP. YOUR DEALER FOR ^CULTIVATORS 1 with "ADJUSTO-PITCH "* and "UVE-LEAr Shank Action I COVER UP TO % MORE GROUND WITH YOUR PRESENT POWERI Exclusive "ADJUSTO-WTCH" feature with Live-Action shanks makes Glencoe the top performing Cultivator in any ficld-with sweeps or shovels, for any crop or soil. Instant power-impact vibrations set up at the tool point by the Live-Leaf spring action reduces draft and lets you cover wore ground faster and easier. "ADJUSTO-PITCH" allows you to adjust shank angle for maximum performance in any of three working positions. 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He went to Howard University Law School in Washington in 1887 as a step toward being elected to Congress, but never got to Congress because "first, I overrated myself, and secondly, I took the wrong path." He began preaching. He preached in churches in Philadelphia, New Haven and finally the Abyssinian Church in New York where he became one of the greatest pastors of his day. "If I had the privilege of selecting the race into which I wanted to be born and to work," wrote Adam Sr., "I would select the race in which I was born and in which I have lived and worked, for this race needs me more than any other race." His son Adam rose to even greater heights in the government of the United States and did more to break the handcuffs of the Negro than any other man of his race — until he fell by the wayside. But just as Adam Sr. put liquor and women aside in the coal-mining towns of West Virginia, so it may be possible for Adam Jr. to do likewise. Certainly Adam's sins were not as great as those of a certain Senator from Connecticut or a certain anti-Negro Congressman from South Carolina. Shall there be one sauce for the white goose from Connecticut, another sauce for the black gander from Harlem. First Communion LEDYARD - Sunday morning eleven youngsters will receive their first Holy Communion at the Sacred Heart Catholic church Sunday morning during the 8a.m. Mass, they are John Bartolo, Steven darken, John Jorgesen, Alan Mlno, Michael Thompson, Sandra Budding, Donna Hamilton, Debra Kahler, Jean Kollasch, Kimberly Ogren and Terri Ro- ttgrman. Is your office furniture in sad shape ? Look over the new office desks, chairs, files and safes at the Office Supply Dept. of THE UPFIER DBS MOINES. HOW SAFE ARE YOUR SHOCKS ? YOU PROBABLY NEED NEW SHOCKS BUY THE BEST RIVERSIDE SUPREME EACH REG. $6.49 5 SAFETY FEATURES 1. Exclusive O-ring seal for constant working pressure. 2. 13/16 inch piston for 44% greater working capacity, 3. 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