The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1967 · Page 12
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round Our combat troops in South Vietnam have been stripped of one of the basic freedoms they are supposed to be fighting for — freedom of the press. Their favorite newspaper, Overseas Weekly, has been barred from military posts in Vietnam. The reason simply is that Overseas Weekly dares to criticize the brass and speak up for theGI. Only a few dozen copies, which can clear South Vietnamese customs and censorship, are sold at civilian newsstands in downtown Saigon. But the military ban keeps the paper from reaching the troops in the battle zones. Yet the Defense Department distributes to our fighting men such magazines as Lady's Circle, True Romances, Woman's Day, True Love, Romantic Confessions, Better Homes and Gardens, Fashions. Even a publication, called Hairdo, just what every redblooded combat soldier wants to read, is on the approved list. The suppression of Overseas Weekly comes at the same time that the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, under pressure from Congress, Is easing up on the censorship of the Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes. Civilian-operated Overseas Weekly, of course, submits to no censorship. Nicknamed the "Oversexed Weekly," by its GI readers, it is a scrappy tabloid which has often raised the hackles of the brass by hard-hitting exposes. It triggered a Congressional Investigation, for example, breaking the story of Maj. Gen. Edwin Walker's John Birch activities while he commanded the 24th Infantry Division in Augsburg, Germany. The paper has been banned by Chiang Kai-shek's government In Taiwan for unstated reasons, and the few copies that filter through commercial channels into Vietnam are heavily censored. Pages five and six were ripped out of the paper by South Vietnamese censors the other day, for example, because of an expose of bribery and scandal in Saigon. But at least the South Vietnamese censors allowed the rest of the paper to be sold in Saigon. Our own Defense Department has banned it entirely from military newsstands. - o — NEW FRONT IN LAOS ~ If s sure to be denied, but the Joint Chiefs of Staff have just about made up their minds to ask President Johnson to open a new front In Laos. The government of Prince Sou- vann Phouma, though neutral, is friendly to us and probaby could be persuaded to "invite" an American expeditionary force to enter Laos in order to clear out communist invaders. A lot of supplies are being smuggled through Laos, and an American expeditionary force there could close the Ho Chi Minn trail at less risk than a direct invastion of North Vietnam. Note: U. S. special forces are also operating secretly inside North Vietnam. - o— "AMBASSADOR" JOHNSON-It was President Johnson per- DREW PEARSOM sonally who concluded the long, difficult negotiations over withdrawing some American troops from West Germany. He persuaded Chancellor Kurt Kieslnger to accept the withdrawal of 35,000 troops, but in return, he agreed to less drastic reduction of our fighter bombers stationed In Germany. As a result, a final agreement was reached a few days after Johnson returned home from the Adenauer funeral. The President and Chancellor Kleslnger also reached a better understanding on the treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The American concessions, however, may make the treaty more difficult to sell to the Soviet Union. - o- ~ BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN — The Outdoor Advertising Association has launched a massive, million-dollar lobby- Ing compaign to undercut Lady Bird's beautlfication program and bring billboards back to the nation's scenic highways. The undercutting Is chiefly led by two long-term Democrats who protest they wouldn't do a thing to hurt Lady Bird and beauty but who nevertheless have been very effective in playing into the hands of the highway anti-beautiflcans. The two Democrats are: Rep. John Kluczynski of Chicago, who represents the largest segment of Poles living in Chi- cago and who operates the Syrena Restaurant and Caterers in Chicago. Kluczynski is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Roads. Rep. James C. Wright, Jr., of Fort Worth, who wanted to run for the Senate from Texas two years ago and importuned LBJ for his backing. The President knew this meant he would have to raise about $1 million for Wright's campaign and he kept silent. Wright Is a member of an advertising firm in Fort Worth, so he takes to billboards naturally. One of the backstage leaders of the drive to undercut highway beauty is the Foster and Kleiser Billboard Company, a subsidiary of the Metromedia TV network. This Illustrates the manner in which the TV networks, when owning outside interests, can influence public thinking without the public knowing a secret Interest Is Involved. - o- —ICE CAPADES AND BILLBOARDS— Another subsidiary of Met- tromedla is Ice Capades, and if s interesting to note that when this exciting Ice show opened In Washington the head of the Outdoor Advertising Association, Phil Tocker, was In a front row seat along with the top billboard lobbysts. These lobbyists are BUI McGowan, public relations head of Foster and Leiser, and Larry Bulling, Illinois regional manager for the firm. Billboard lobbyists are not only swarming over Capitol Hill but have been active in state legislatures. Clippings have come In from Arizona, California, Idaho, Vermont and North and South Dakota showing that the billboard lobbyists have been making headway in all these states. Note — One tactic which the NEW! 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