WASHINGTON WASHINGTON - The paint- scraping brushes between Soviet and American destroyers in the Sea of Japan recently were merely the latest chapter in an old story. Warships from both navies have played the game of "chicken" with one another in the past. U. S. and Russian ships would steam toward one another on a collision course until one "chickened" and swerved out of the way. The Soviets have always been sensitive about American naval maneuvers in the Sea of Japan — near Soviet installations in the Kurile Islands and Siberia. So, on occasion, Russian destroyers have charged toward American ships which were operating in these waters. Usually the Americans would swing out of the way. The bumpings last week were caused because the American com• mander held on course. On one previous occasion, however, a small American spy ship, loaded with electronics gear, did not get out of the way in time and was brushed by a Soviet destroyer. - o - - RUSSIA AND U.S. POLITICS- - The increase in Soviet military aid to North Vietnam which we reported on last week—including .surface-to-surface missiles- .may be an effort by Russia to •.prolong the war at least through 1RIW FIARIOH 1968, according to Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson in Moscow. He has cabled the State Department that he believes Soviet leaders are convinced that the Korean War caused the Democratic defeat in 1952 and that North Korea got better peace terms out of President Eisenhower than would have been . possible if the Democrats had remained in power. Thus it maybe, Thompson suggested, that' the Soviets hope history will repeat. By keeping the war going throughout the 1968 Presidential campaign, the Russians may be hoping that President Johnson will be defeated and that his successor would accept a peace settlement more favorable to the communists. - o - - LODGE VS. McNAMARA - Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, who recently quit after four years as ambassador to Saigon, has told friends that one reason for his resignation was a policy dispute with Secretary of Defense McNamara, Lodge protested against reducing the authority of American civilians in Vietnam, particularly putting the pacification program under military command at the time the United States was calling upon the South Vietnamese government to turn over more authority to civilians. The battle between Lodge and M^DaianHHV^lBViHHHal^B^B^^H^BVi^HHI^BVaVBBBBBflHalBlBvH STRONG CHURCHES... McNamara over this issue reportedly became so heated that Lodge refused to take McNamara' s phone calls during the Secretary's October visit to Vietnam. - o - -WIZARD OF OOZE- Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen, the charming Wizard of Ooze, has confided to friends that he never really wanted the Constitutional Convention that he has been championing. All he really wanted to do, he said, was to bring pressure on the Senate to pass his Constitutional Amendment to abolish the one-man-one-vote rule for state legislatures. Now the first Constitutional Convention since the Founding Fathers drafted the original Constitution in Philadelphia lacks only two states to call it into session. And Dirksen suddenly is concerned that his campaign may actually succeed. He is privately worried over what a Constitutional Convention might do. Who knows — it might even abolish Congress. - o - - GOVERNMENT WASTE - When President Johnson took office, one of his first pronouncements was to declare a "war on waste," which he dramatized by turning off the lights in the White House. But with his "war on poverty" plus the war in Vietnam, the war to save money appears to have been forgotten. With all the pronouncements against unnecessary spending, for example,.the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare found these expenditures essential: $57,000 to Norwegian psychiatrists to keep tabs on the movements of released Nor- Make Strong Communities wegian mental patients; $48,930 for a McGill University researcher to study the outpatient treatment of rural mental patients in East Cajuda; $3,500 for a New Zealander to study how plants and animals are classified by a primitive forest tribe called the Karam, in New Guinea; $92,968 for a study in Kenya of the East African monkeys to discover what traits man inherits from his swinging ancestors. With the Post Office Department crying that it can't handle the mail and asking for higher postage rates, a government study of 57 mailmen on their routes indicated that the average carrier puts in far less than a full day's work. A Detroit postman spent 21 minutes at one house, 19 minutes in a drugstore, and 89 minutes at a dry cleaner. Another Detroit carrier spent a full hour and 51 minutes in one house. A Denver mailman regularly completed his route in five hours and 25 minutes, then used the remainder of his eight-hour day attending to personal business. On this basis, government auditors calculated that the time lost on all 99,000 of the nation's city mail routes must cost the taxpayers millions. - o - - LOBBYISTS AND LBJ - The fortunes of Washington influence peddlers — who prefer to call themselves lobbyists or "representatives" of their clients - frequently rise and fall with changes in the Presidency. When President Johnson moved into the White House, for example, soft-spoken Dale Miller became king of the lobbyists in Washington. He was on such intimate terms with the President that he actually ran the inaugural in 1965. In fact, LBJ took time out from preparing his 1965 State of the Union address to greet some of Miller's clients and take them on a stroll of the White House grounds. And the $22 million they sought for a new federal office building in downtown Dallas was ap- ALGONA SAT., JUNE 3 SHOWS 2:30 * 8 P.M. Fairgrounds propriated shortly afterward. Howard Burris, a retired Air Force colonel who used to be a security adviser to Johnson when he was Vice President, is another who has gone all the way with LBJ. Shortly after Johnson became President, Burris set up shop as a "consultant." He is mysterious about his clients, except to say that he does work for them in the "merger field." However, this column can report that his principal clients are two of the nation's largest defense contractors, Douglas Aircraft and General Electric and it's fairly certain they are not about to merge. - o - - MASTERFUL PLANNING - The victory of moderate Republican Gladys O'Donnell over right-wing GOPer Phyllis Schlafly for the presidency of the National Federation of Republican Women was more significant than appears on the surface. The moderates won chiefly because they did what right-wingers have done in the past —organized carefully. At the San Francisco 1964 convention which nominated Barry Goldwater, liberal Republicans, headed by Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, failed to do their advance groundwork. Gold- waterites didn't leave a thing to chance, not even the checking of Goldwater's telephone to see whether it was tapped. Gen. Curtis LeMay sent one of his colonels, Eugene McElroy, out to San Francisco to check Goldwater's phone for hostile listening devices. In the recent battle of Uie ladies, Mrs. O'Donnell did her groundwork carefully. She even remembered aspirin for political headaches. She may not want her secret campaign strategy published, but we think it's an interesting blueprint for winning. HOBBY An unusual and worthwhile hobby Is the hobby of Walter H. Krebs, Stockton. Walter for several years has been sending National Geographic magazines Thursday, May 25, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper D«s Me!n«*—) NEED BEDDING? (Stalk shredding? Green Chop, Too?) This one does all three. BRADY FIELD MASTER Corn stalks make excellent bedding—better than straw! Just hitch your baler to the Brady Field- master and one trip through the field chops, shreds, and feeds the baler. Use it for stalk shredding alone—or to chop, shred, and load green chop and stover silage. Clips pastures and idle acres, too. Full 72" cut. Stop in or call me for a free demonstration on your farm. BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 NORTH MAIN ALGONA to Quad City area servicemen overseas to help them better understand the countries where they are serving. He has received a letter from General Lampert, acting for President Johnson, commending him for his contribution to the morale of those who receive the mail- Scholarship Award The college of home economics at Iowa State Univarslty has awarded 17 more scholarships for a total of $3,800. Winners of the awards included Maureen O'Brien, Algona, junior, home economics education, $345 Florence Walls Scholarship. total nn 1 Oven ... surface units ... all clean fast and easily. You can end those days of kitchen drudgery with a modern, cool, cleanable electric Algona Municipal Utilities "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.' — James 1:22 It takes very little effort to spend an hour or two in church each week. Leading a full-time Christian life is something different. Many of us find it easy to condemn and are far from quick with our forgiveness. We are quick to be proud, slow to recognize the achievements of Others. We take what we can and often forget the merits of sharing. We talk brotherhood —but do we practice what we preach? We scream when we are in E arn — but sometimes fail to ear a cry for help. It is not enough to hear the word of God. We must heed. We must be doers according to the word. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following 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. 8. 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