The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 2, 1967 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 2, 1967
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WASHINGTON Meny-Go-Ronnd WASHINGTON - The Navy is trying to suppress the fantastic story of a real-life Caine Mutiny, closely following the plot of the celebrated Herman Wouk novel. This one happened not in World War n but aboard a radar picket destroyer on combat duty off Vietnam. The junior officers even kept a "Captain's Madness Log," as in the "Caine Mutiny," to use as evidence against their commanding officer. He is Lt. Cmdr. Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter and the "mutiny" took place aboard the U.S.S. Vance. The investigative report shows clearly, however, that Arnheiter was no Captain Queeg. Here is the story the Navy is trying to keep quiet: A group of young officers had been operating the U.S.S. Vance more like a yacht than a warship until Arnheiter took command a few days before Christmas, 1965. At sea, they enjoyed a leisurely life, including movies every afternoon. At anchor, they went joy riding and water skiing in an outboard motorboat they had acquired ashore. Discipline aboard the Vance was so relaxed that an enlisted crewman complained to his Congressman: "No one knows or cares what you are doing. You get no recognition for keeping your gear up. In fact, no one knows whether it is working or not. The officers don't check us; they don't look at our logs. They don't inspect our gear or our spaces." This letter got back to Rear Adm. Walter H. Baumberger, then commander of the Cruiser Destroyer Force in the Pacific, who cited it in a notice to all his ships. Without mentioning names, he wrote: "The attached letter was recently received via a Congressman .... (it) points up the misuse of a specific individual and states quite eloquently the frustrations experienced by a number of our young bluejackets. It is my fervent hope that such a situation does not now exist in any of our ships." - o - - LIKE A DIME NOVEL - The Navy is carefully sitting on all details. Removal of Commander Marcus Arnheiter as skipper took place. The case could become as intriguing as Herman Wouk's celebrated novel. It involves the sensitive relations between a commander and his men in wartime; charges by them that he required Catholic officers to attend Protestant religious services and declared candy unfit in order to feed it to Vietnamese children; together with charges by him that he had to transfer the Vance from a pleasure ship to a war ship. Commander Arnheiter's "re- life for cause" has now been reviewed by Rear Admiral Walter M. Baumberger, former commander of the Cruiser Destroyer Force in the Pacific, and has been filed under "for official use only." - o - -HE TRIED HARD- On his recent trip to Europe, DREW PEARSON Vice President Humphrey, being the No. 2 man in government, adopted the slogan of a well- known car rental company. He tried harder. His biggest test was his dramatic confrontation with "Le Grand Charles," the difficult and divisive Charles de Gaulle. It was the first top-level visit an American official has had with the French president in two years . of strained relations. Humphrey's aides tried to prepare him for the encounter by writing a formal little speech, which he was supposed to deliver in toasting De Gaulle. "Fifty years ago," declared the proposed toast, "we came to the aid of France when she was threatened, and only a few years later we once more came to the aid of our friends .... We are committed to you and to your freedom as we are committed to the freedom of our own people." Humphrey read the draft once and crumpled it into the waste basket. "This would be an insult," he snorted. "I want to talk about what France has done for America, not what America has done for France." So at the banquet, the Vice President ad-libbed about visiting Yorktown and reading the names of French officers carved in the granite of our most historic monuments. "How can I as an American ever forget the debt that we owe France for our independence 1" he declared. "What binds us is not the wars we have fought together nor the money we have exchanged," he continued, pointing out nonetheless that France gave the United States its first loan in 1777. "What binds us," he went on, "is our common belief in liberty." The French slogan, "Liberty, equality, fraternity," stand together in history with the American slogan, "Liberty and the pursuit of happiness," he said. He also called off the names of the French scholars, writers and .scientists who have inspired America, and paid tribute to "Le Grand" leader who symbolizes "La Grande" nation. "No disagreement between our countries today can possibly erase these immortal memories," declared Humphrey. Tears welled in De Gaulle's eyes as the Vice President spoke. Later, the venerable old French leader told U. S. Ambassador Charles "Chip" Bohlen: "Your Vice President is a scholar." - o - - WORSENING FOOD SHORTAGE - Vice President Humphrey has quietly warned the White House that the nation soon may be confronted with a serious food shortage unless U. S. farmers are encouraged by higher subsidies to grow more food. He has pointed out that both the corn and wheat crops for 1967 will fall below original forecasts, a drought still threatens food production in the Southwest, most people realize reserves of both wheat and feed grains are below the safety margin. For example, there is less than a month's supply of feed gain on hand. This means farmers will be paying more for the grain they feed their livestock. This in turn will boost the price of beef and pork. Elected Class Officer At Kansas College Tuesday, May 2, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moin»»—7 guerite Fowler, second grade; Mrs. Susanna Busch, special education; and Cecil Watterman, supervisor and principal. Refreshments were served by the room parents. Room parents are Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Godden, chairmen, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gerber, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bormann, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pingel, Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bjustrom, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Christie and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Christiansen. Third Ward School Has' Open House Third Ward School held open house April 25 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The children accompanied their parents so they could show their work. There are 84 families who have children in the Third Ward School and 76 families were present. Teachers are Mrs. Judith Johnson, kindergarten; Wilhelmina Harms, first grade; Mrs. Mar- ENDS WED. MAY 3 ALGONA &URT LANCASTER LEE MARVIN ROBERT RYAN JACK PALANCE RALPH BELLAMY T NE PROFESSIONALS ACOLUMBIA PICTURES RELEASE -PANAVISION*TECHNICOLOR* DRIVE-IN Ttuwfae KATHLEEN BESTENLEHNER Kathleen Bestenlehner was nominated for the office of Sec. Treas. of the 67-68 junior class of Mount St.Scholastica College in Atchison Kansas. The campaign and speeches ended last Tuesday and Kathleen was elected. She is Majoring in Elemin- tary Ed. and English. She is a 1965 graduate of Garrigan High and the oldest of ten children. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bentenlehner and a granddaughter of Nellie Van Allen of Algona. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS An Appropriate Memorial See or Call FLOYD H EIM An Experienced MEMORIALIST Phone Collect 332-1302 HUMBOLDT Largest Selection IN IOWA K ALLIN OHNSON IUMINT CO. Display and Production Plant NEW LOCATION 1914 North I5th Street (South of Treloars Inn) Fort Dodge, Iowa OVEK «» TEARS 8EHVICB STARTS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 nS JOHNNY, AND OH, IOWX, HOW HE CAN W.\ ELVIS Turns The Land Of The Blues Red Hot With 11 Great Songs I Hear Them On RCA Victor Recordsl EDWARD SMALL [««M: ,. ________ . 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