The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 25, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 25, 1967
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WASHINGTON Menry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - As you mailed your income tax return with hard- earned money into the Treasury last week, you might also have sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee asking what it is doing about another citizen of the United States who hasn't paid his income taxes on a whale of a lot of dough. He is Sen. Tom Dodd, the Connecticut Democrat, who by rough arithmetic collected an admitted $453,000 above the income he reported to the Treasury during 1961-65. Of all this money, Dodd spent less than $200,000 for legitimate political campaign purposes, leaving more than $250,000 of record on which he didn't pay a penny of taxes. He spent this on such things as repairing his summer home; country club dues; vacation trips for his family to London, the Caribbean and Florida; liquor; rent for a car to go to the race track; to pay old debts; settle parking tickets; and even pay his federal taxes. This was clearly against the law. The income tax law states: "The portion of a political contribution received by a political 1 organization or a candidate for political office which is diverted from political campaign purposes to the personal use of the candidate or other individual constitutes taxable income to such candidate or other individual." It won't do any good for you to write to Internal Revenue about this, because when the Dodd expenditures were first revealed in this column, IRS officials tried to pretend that the law was vague. Sen. John Williams, R-Del., the Senate's chief watchdog, called a halt on this by charging that IRS was trying to build an alibi for Dodd. The law wasn't the least bit vague, Williams declared, but was as clear as the English language could make it. DREW PEARSON - ANTI-CRIME EXHIBIT- An exhibit to combat crime which J. Edgar Hoover won't be enthusiastic about opened in the halls of Congress this week. It shows how closed-circuit television can be used to spot rapes and robberies in parks so that one policeman, watching a large area on TV, can detect crime immediately. It will show how infra-red rays can detect criminal acts in the dark. It will demonstrate how tranquilizing pellets can be fired at fleeing suspects, knocking them out as animals* are knocked out in the zoo, instead of injuring or killing them, thus preventing racial bitterness. It will demonstrate how the clothing of suspects can be sprayed with dye so they can easily be identified in a crowd. The reason J. Edgar Hoover wont' be enthusiastic about this exhibit is because its author, Rep. James Scheuer, the Bronx, N. Y., Democrat, proposes to establish a new division inside the Justice Department called the National Institute of Criminal Justice, headed by a new assistant attorney general. Hoover has always been opposed to any crime agency inside the Justice Department which either competes or cooperates with him. This was one reason he opposed Bobby Kennedy so vigorously when Bobby as Attorney General organized a special unit to go after organized crime. - o - -FBI LAGS - But the fact is that the FBI and the Justice Department are far behind private industry in research to prevent crime. Private industry has already perfected the above-listed devices. TRY SPREADING THIS WITH YOUR CONVENTIONAL SPREADER Your Brady flail-type spreader will pulverize them all ... as it spreads a rich, even blanket of fertility behind you. And you'll never break a beater, a chain, or a webb—your Brady doesn't have any. Stop in for the full story today—facts only—I'll let the Brady do all the spreading. BRADY MANURE SPREADER BUSCHER BROS, IMPLEMENT 1015 NORTH MAIN ALGONA Meanwhile, the FBI spends almost nothing on crime prevention research. For instance, Rep. Scheuer will display a no-key auto ignition lock perfected by a Santa Barbara manufacturer, operated by a small plastic card carried in a wallet, which would make parked cars almost theft-proof. Last year the U. S. government spent $550 million because of stolen cars. This is usually a crime in interstate commerce, over which the FBI has jurisdiction. Yet the Justice Department has done little research in this field. Scheuer will also exhibit a children's game, similar to Monopoly, showing the consequences of crime; together with educational techniques to improve prison life and parole systems; and the latest in "halfway house" techniques to help youngsters get back' to normal life after they leave reformatories, instead of returning, as they usually do, to a life of crime. Note — Scheuer is the young Democratic Congressman who defeated the old line Democratic machine in the Bronx in 1964 and in 1966 was reelected by the biggest percentage of votes of any member of Congress. - o - - THEY MISSED OUT - • It's the smallest, poorest coun- Tuesdoy, April 25, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper D«« Mo!n«-5 tries which have the most to gain from hemispheric cooperation but which were absent from the Summit Conference held in Uruguay. They knew, of course, that the conference was precooked — like a TV dinner — with everything decided by the technicians in advance. They also knew that no important political questions would be discussed. Bolivia, the poorest nation in South America, is absent because access to the sea is not specifically on the agenda, though it could have been discussed privately at Punta del Este. Haiti, the poorest country in the Caribbean, which needs economic help from the larger nations of the Western Hemisphere, is absent partly because President Francois Duvalier is nursing a grudge against the USA, partly because he fears revolution will break loose if he leaves the country. Haiti is the biggest political problem in the Western Hemisphere and could flare up into another Dominican Republic. It illustrates the weakness of the present Pan American machinery for dealing with emergencies and points to one problem which the presidents at Punta del Este must remedy. In Washington, the State Department's "ready room" is constantly alert for any sign of Haitian revolution. In Haiti, President Duvalier, a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and at one time an expert on yaws, sits isolated, bitter against the United States, ruling over a country which could become the Congo of the Caribbean. Suffering from diabetes and a heart condition, Duvalier's formerly robust figure has dwindled to toothpick size. When he dies or is removed from office, a blood bath is almost certain between the wealthy mulattoes, who once ruled the country, and the poverty-stricken blacks. Meanwhile, the USS Boxer lies at anchor off the coast, ready to repeat in Haiti what caused so much bitterness against the United States when we landed troops in the Dominican Republic. ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stumme, Denver, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary April 9. The Stummes have resided in the Denver area all of their lives. TWINS Moravia elementary school is unique in having six sets oftwins enrolled at the same time. In the Moravia high school senior class there is also a pair of twins. NING fBTJIDE Eat Out Often In ALGONA THE JOHNSON HOUSE ON SO. PHILLIPS SMORGASBORD Sunday Noon and Friday Night PRIVATE DINING ROOMS SEPARATE COCKTAIL LOUNGE CHARLIE'S SUPPER CLUB SO. ON 169 DINING ROOM OPEN 5 : 3 0 . 1 1; 3 0 P. M. COCKTAILS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE DINING ROOM Tele. 295-9152 VAN'S CAFE JCT. HI WAYS 18-169 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10A.M.-1 A.M. SUNDAYS 8 A.M.- 1 A.M. CLOSED MONDAYS PRIVATE DINING ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE LUDWIG'S CAFE DOWNTOWN ALGONA BREAKFAST & NOON -K SPECIALS -K Open 6 A. M. - 8 P.M. Weekdays Cfowd Sundays BLUE & WHITE CAFE FEATURING: ORDERS TO GO HOME-COOKED MEALS SANDWICHES - SHORT ORDERS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY 7 Days A Week Air Conditioned ft'iffl J

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