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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 4, 1967
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WASHINGTON Meny-Go-Ronnd WASHINGTON - President Johnson has definitely decided to build up U.S. ground forces in Vietnam substantially and to escalate the air war. The decision, made within the last two weeks, actually is a result of the recent Guam conference, where Gen. Westmoreland made an urgent plea for more troops. The President finally okayed the idea, provided Westmoreland would come to the United States and help sell it to the American people. This is the real reason for Westmoreland's return and his speeches before Associated Press editors and the Joint meet- Ing of Congress. It was LBJ himself who persuaded Congressional leaders to invite Westmoreland to address Congress. The Westmoreland salesmanship has backfired, at least in part. His criticism of critics of U.S. policy angered not only ' the outspoken dissenters but others who did not agree that dissent is treason. There may be other, more distant repercussions also. Republican strategists are intensifying their efforts to find a spot for Westmoreland in the 1968 elections. No one is seriously considering the general for the top spot on the Presidential ticket, but some believe he might be used either as a DREW PEARSON candidate for the Vice Presidency or perhaps as a GOP Senatorial candidate in South Carolina. Officially, Westmoreland is a Democrat - but South Carolina Democrats switch party labels with the greatest of ease. Westmoreland has asked Johnson for at least 600,000 men by the end of this year; would like 750,000 or even a million eventually. The President so far has agreed to up the present schedule - which calls for a force of 470,000 in Vietnam by 1968 - by another 100,000, to a total of 570,000. The President also has given the green light to another urgent Westmoreland plea, to bomb additional airfields in North Vietnam. Thus, steady escalation of the war is now scheduled. The President does intend, however, to keep alert for any real sign that Hanoi is willing to negotiate a truce. And the civilian pacification program in South Vietnam will be intensified. U.S. officials insist the carrot-and-stick technique eventually will work. But many Far Eastern experts, including some of our allied advisers, are doubtful. -ALAS, POOR JULIUS- GeruJulius Klein, the Chicago public relations man and agent for West Germany, has lost his easy access to the high and mighty since his cozy relationship with Sen. Tom Dodd was exposed. Klein has been unable to get past the outer office of Gov. Kerner of Illinois and his letters to the governor have gone unanswered. The other day Klein spotted Kerner entering an elevator, barged into the elevator with him, and demanded to know why he was being ignored. The governor replied coolly that Klein should contact his appointments secretary. When he reached his office, Kerner told his secretary that he was always to be "out" whenever Klein called. - o - -TURMOIL IN GREECE- Former President Harry Truman's 83rd birthday will be on May 8 - and the Greek military coup is about the worst birthday present he could receive. For it was to prevent such seizures of government by either communists or fascists that the famous "Truman Doctrine" of aid to Greece and Turkey was promulgated. And as a result, the Greek military takeover was the first in Europe since Franco's 'grab of power in Spain 30 years ago. Unfortunately, the United States itself must bear part of the blame. First, we have supported the Greek military with $2 billion worth of armaments with no strings attached. We thus made it so strong that it could overthrow the government. ••••••••••••••^••••••BBBI STRON6 CHURCHES... Make Strong Communities "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. * —Psalm 133:1 We talk a lot today about brotherhood among people and unity among nations. Within the community, we seek to promote neighborly good will. Throughout the nation, we seek laws which are designed to guarantee equal opportunity. Among nations, we sign pacts and treaties based upon mutually- agreed goals and principles. All this is, perhaps, to the good. The real problem is that some of us are only preaching and others are mere witnesses. The answer to achievement lies in the scope of individual action. We must do more than expound andsupportbrother- hood and unity. We must practice Christian charity in each and every facet of our daily lives. Only then will we clear the air, will we know and understand our fellow man; only then will there be unity of heart and mind. These Special Weekly you by the following Church Messages brought to PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 _ Algona, Iowa PiONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA "Where Shopping Is A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL (unction 18 & 169 SHUTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 - Algona, Iowa BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg, Contractor 122 S. heckart St. - Algona, Iowa KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street - 295-5206 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver CMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires — Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment Second, we helped to undercut Premier Papandreou by taking a stand against Greece in the Cyprus crisis of 1965. President Johnson invited Papandreou and Premier Inonu of Turkey to Washington that year to discuss the civil war between Turks and Greeks on the island. Papandreou would not go along with the Acheson plan for partitioning Cyprus, giving an enclave to the Turkish residents. Papandreou refused on the grounds that President Makarios of Cyprus would never accept such a proposal, and for Greece to approve it would mean Greeks fighting Greeks. LBJ has been irked, with Papandreou ever since. Third, our Central Intelligence Agency has been working secretly with Greek military leaders, sometimes behind the back of our State Department, pouring huge amounts of money into secret activities which helped solidify military power. All this adds up to continuing turmoil in Greece, perhaps for years to come. Civilian leaders will not accept military rule, This may lead to civil war and the ouster of King Constantine. And eventually- despite the Truman Doctrine - it's likely that the fanatical left wing, well organized and well financed, will combine with more moderate liberals to set up a new dictatorship of the left - In the nation when democracy was born. Incidentally, the son of the former prime minister, Andreas Papandreou, foresaw the current trouble. Several months ago, he and his wife Margaret, both former American citizens, updated their wills. At that time they indicated to their attorney that political probabilities in Greece were such that they might be killed, because the younger Papandreou had worked so effectively to prevent military rule. Andreas Papandreou once was an economics professor at the University of Minnesota and head of the economics department at the University of California. He is no more a communist than Adlai Stevenson, for whom he campaigned. Papandreou formed the first Adlai Stevenson club at the University of Minnesota, and this was how he met his wife Margaret, also a member of the club. But now he has been charged with high treason, will be tried by a military court, and may be executed. His premonitions were well founded. • •; - o - -LBJ CRACKS WHIP- President Johnson called upon his Cabinet behind closed doors the other day to bring more pressure on Congress to pass his program. He acknowledged that increased Republican strength had made this Congress a "tough nut to crack," but he complained that his subordinates could push harder than they were doing. LBJ said that conflict between Congress and any President is inevitable, Congress eventually gets balky with every President, and he hadn't expected to be an exception. Nevertheless, he urged his Cabinet officers to make extra efforts on Capitol Hill. The President made it clear he wants action on the bills dealing with crime, education, model cities, and rent supplements. - o - - ADAM'S NEXT MOVE ? - Adam Clayton Powell has been keeping Capitol Hill guessing on what his next move may be. Barring a late development prior to this report, the ousted Congressman still had not made up his mind about demanding another House vote on his seating, subsequent to his reelection by Harlem constituents. Meantime, House leaders have decided privately to wait him out. Occasionally the oath of office is given a member in absentia — if he is in a hospital, for instance. But this will not be done in Powell's case. He must appear before the House and demand his seat, even before a vote it taken on whether to rescind the House vote on March 1 to oust him. In other words, no action of any kind is presently planned by House leaders of both parties until Powell shows up personally on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Supreme Court also is reluctant to rule on Powell's appeal from a federal district court decision waiving jurisdiction in the case until Powell obtains a certificate of office from the New York Secretary of State. Why Powell has not done this is also puzzling, since he could easily have obtained the certificate the day after his reelection on April 11. Some of his close friends in Washington think he is upset in Bimini to the point of being 111 and doesn't wish to face the ordeal of another House vote on his seating, which would be very close but still might turn out in his favor. The Harlem Congressman even has been ducking newsmen as well as friends normally in his confidence, leaving them to believe that he is distraught and ill, perhaps from too much scotch and milk. Auxiliary At Swea City Has New Officers SWEA-EAGLE - Election of officers for the 1967-68 VFW Auxiliary was the main order of business at the regular monthly meeting April 17. Mrs. Ed Blair will succeed Mrs. Bruce Graham as president of the organization, and Mrs. Ed Berggren was re-elected senior vice president. Mrs. Paul Wiechmann accepted the nomination for junior vice president. Mrs. Kenneth Brones will assume the office of treasurer for the sixth consecutive year. Chaplain will be Mrs. Carlos Engelby, and conductress, Mrs. Warren Thompson. Guard will be Mrs. Amery Charlson and three-year trustee elected was Mrs. Michael Davis. Mrs. Robert Holm was hostess to a recent hospital meeting of the group. Scuffles and bibs were completed and sent to the Veterans Hospital at Knoxville. Carpet rags were sewn to be used at a later date. - o - Airman 2/C George Burleson, Milledgeville, HI., visited last week at the home of his uncle, the Chris Feddersens, and with his cousin, Mrs. Richard Johnson, Fairmont. Airman Burleson will leave soon for 18 months duty on Okinawa. The Tom Prestons were callers at the home of her parents, the Sam Links. Several children of the area took part in the piano recital of Mrs. Nyman's class Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Thoreson, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bahmann and Mrs. Minnie Jensen were Sunday guests at the Willis Bahmann home at Hiawatha for the first birthday of Todd. Mrs. Verna Sopavich, Ft. , Dodge, visited her sister, Mrs. Jens Madsen, for a few days this week. Eagle Homemakers met at the home of Mrs. Walter Goraczkow- skl April 18. Mrs. Richard Hesvlk was present to talk on gardening. This was the last meeting until fall. Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Bishop and family were weekend visitors at the home of her sister and family, Rev. and Mrs. Duane Nelson, Dodgeville, Wise. Mrs. Francis Sullivan visited her daughter, Shirley, at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, last Friday. Sunday supper guests at the Francis Sullivan home were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Salic and Bernard and Tom Sullivan, Guckeen, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rippentrop and Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Rippentrop and boys, Lyle Rippentrop and Kathy Tonn were Sunday evening guests at the Homer Henriksen home at Ringsted. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Koons and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Blum were Sunday callers at the Harold Carr home. Mrs. Wallace Dawson received word that her brother and wife, the Howard Roalsons, San Jose, Calif, have become parents of their first child, an 8 lb., 6 oz. boy, John Douglas. He was born April 21. Grandparents are the Merton Roalsons. Mr. and Mrs. Ole Johanson and Art Spear were visitors at the William Tobin home last week. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Conlln and granddaughter called on her aunt, Mrs. William Tobin, Sunday. They also visited Mrs. Conlln's father, John J. Tobin, at Algona. Marjorie Tobin spent the weekend at the parental Johnie Tobin Miss Sorensen Of Corwith To Wed In July Thursday, May 4, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-3 home. Mrs. Albert Paul came from Iowa Falls to spend the weekend at the home of her son and family, the Marlyn Pauls. Jeanette returned home with her to spend the week. The Pauls visited the Lorimer Bjorklunds and the Rudy Hardts Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Guy of Dexter, Minn, were Friday to Monday guests at the Francis Torine home. SCHOLARSHIPS Two high school seniors have been granted scholarships to attend Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. Curtis L. Bryant, Akron of LeMars High School and Michael F. Kelley, a senior at Gehlen will enter as freshmen in the fall of 1967. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" PICNIC PAK WIENERS CHARLENE SORENSEN Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sorensen of Corwith announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Charlene, to Ronald L. Hughes,, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hughes of Kanawha. Charlene is a 1964 graduate of Corwith-Wesley School and Is employed as a secretary of the school. Ronald is a 1961 graduate of Kanawha School and is engaged in farming near Kanawha. A July 28 wedding is being planned. (Mueller Studio) GRILLIN'GREAT Perfect for Picnics, Backyard Bar-b-ques Here's the perfect partner for your picnic or backyard barbecue. Big, plump and juicy GB Brand Wieners have a natural hickory smoked flavor that's gr-r-reat for grillin'. Foreground, Impoln Sporl Sedan. Background, Comoro Sport Coupe ond the Chovclle Malibu Sport Coupu Drive the cost of living down, without giving up all this. Chevrolet's room, ride and price. When Automotive News made its annual roominess study, Chevrolet got the most points. It's roomier inside, they reported, than any other American car. The ride is Full Coil suspension smooth. And Chevrolet hardtops and convertibles are still the lowest priced full-size cars of this kind you can buy. Chevelle's quick size. It's quick to climb, quick to turn. Other mid-size cars might be like Chevelle, true. But they're not as low priced. And they're not made by Chevrolet with Body by Fisher, GM-developed energy- absorbing steering column, inner fenders and Full Coil suspension. Comoro's rood-hugging stance. At its price, Camaro is the only sportster to give you wide- stance design. It rides steadier, clings to curves better, hugs the road closer. It's the roomiest car you can buy. Plus, you get a bigger standard engine. See your Chevrolet dealer during his Camaro Pacesetter Special buys on Cainaro Sport Coupes and Convertibles specially equipped with: 250-cubic-inch Six. 155 hp • Deluxe steering wheel • Bumper guards • Whitewall tires • Wheel covers • Wheel opening moldings • Striping along the sides • Extra interior brightwork • And, at no extra cost during the sale, special hood stripe and a floor shift for the 3-speed transmission! SALE SAVINGS, TOO, ON SPECIALLY EQUIPPED FLEETSIDE PICKUPS (Model CS 10934). Chevrolet's remarkable value is another reason you get that sure feeling KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. 108 So. Hall Algona, Iowa 14 0115 295.3554

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