The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 1, 1967 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 1, 1967
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WASHINGTON WASHINGTON - President Johnson's first decision in the Near East crisis was that war had to be prevented at almost any cost -- because if it were allowed to start, it would be almost impossible for the United States to intervene. For if we did it would virtually guarantee the loss of every American investment in the Arab world. The President was not being simply mercenary. The oil of the Arab nations is vital to the Western world. And if U.S. and other Western rights were cancelled and then conveyed to communist countries, the impact would be far-reaching and long lasting. This is why our State Department put such pressure on the Israeli government to avoid any act which might precipitate fighting. We knew that Premier Eshkol and Foreign Minister Abba Eban could see the problems, but we also knew that they might have trouble controlling some of their military men, and that the Israeli people in general were cocky and confident of quick victory. We also knew that any Israeli action automatically would draw in moderate Arab leaders such as Hussein of Jordan, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Hassan of Morocco. They not only wish to avoid war but distrust and dislike Colonel Nasser. But their people hate Israel even more. And, once war started, it would be impossible for these moderate leaders to exercise restraint. They might be kicked out of power overnight. On top of this, it quickly became evident that Russia was going to exploit the crisis to the maximum, not only to win prestige In the Arab world for years to come but also to squeeze the United States on Vietnam. Soviet leaders, despite their propaganda speeches, understand American politics far better than many of our own politicians. They clearly were calculating that the President, already In considerable hot water over war In the Far east would not have public support for major involvement in another dangerous war In the Near East. And If we should go It alone again, we would have 'to scale down our effort in Vietnam. In this "heads we win; tails you lose" situation, the Kremlin actually played It cool. On the Q.T. they brought pressure to prevent war, telling the belligerent Syrians to back off or face the loss of some Soviet aid, and even warning Nasser to tone down his threats. This did not mean the Russians would not keep the pot simmering; they just didn't want it to boll over into war. The quickest and simplest solution to the crisis was one Israel previously had refused to accept: the placing of a U.N. peacekeeping force on Israeli soil, preferably a force which would not include U.S. troops. Even if the current crisis eases such a U.N. effort may still be ' essential. Otherwise, fanatic Arabs will continue their terrorist raids and bring on the war threat again. And while the Israeli army is well equipped and well trained, it would be a miracle if Israel's 2.5 million people could outlast the 80 million of the Arab world. - o - ' —THE WAR OF A DICTATOR-- It's part of history that a dictator in trouble at home will make a dramatic move abroad to save himself. This is the chief factor behind Colonel Nasser's sudden moves against Israel. If he had not made his desperate bid, he might soon have been kicked out. The Egyptian economy is down. Food resources are near exhaustion, the Egyptian people will soon face a starvation diet. The Egy- ptain army has suffered a long and frustrating stalemate — almost a defeat -- in Yemen. There already have been plots against Nasser at home. The Moslem League came very close to assassinating him before its plot was discovered. But if Nasser can defy the United States and push the hated Jews out of the Near East, he will become the greatest hero of the Arab world In a thousand years. - o* —ISRAEL'S A-BOMBSECRET— One big unanswered question in the Near East is whether Israel niw riAtson has an atomic bomb. American experts agree that she definitely has the capability to produce a bomb. Israel has two atomic centers, one open to th« public near Tel Aviv; the other south of Beersheba in the heart of the Negev Desert. This one is super secret. No foreign plane is permitted to fly over it; no foreigner has even been admitted inside its walls, Israeli scientists told this writer one year ago in Israel that it would hot be difficult to build an atomic bomb if a nation wanted to spend the money. President Kennedy, before his death, sent a guarantee to Israel that the Sixth Fleet would defend Israel from atomic attack --if the Israelis would give up the idea of building nuclear weapons. The Israeli government agreed not to build any bombs and has repeatedly assured the United States that no nuclear weapons have been produced. But ex-Nazi scientists working for Nasser have given him an arsenal of modern weapons whose extent is not fully known, and whether Israel has abided by its commitment In the face of this threat also is not fully known. - o - - OIL IN VIETNAM -- A switching locomotive and three cars were derailed in South Vietnam on the night of May 21 by a Viet Cong mine, killing six Vietnamese civilians and injuring five. Shortly before the Incident, by curious coincidence, a train loaded with gasoline passed safely over the same track. No one can say, of course, whether the Viet Cong deliberl- tely waited for the gasoline cars to pass. But this column has just received a bitter letter from an army officer who says sardonically that the safest way to travel in Vietnam is aboard an oil truck. It Is no secret that U.S. oil companies, which do a lot of breastbeating about their Americanism, pay tolls for access rights through communist controlled territory In South Vietnam. The chief danger is that their trucks might run over a road mine intended for a military vehicle. Services stations throughout South Vietnam have been largely untouched. The great oil depot at Nhabe, 20 miles from Saigon, has never been attacked, though the Viet Cong have exploded bombs right in the center of town. When we first reported that the oil companies were paying protection money, they Issued denials, claiming that the Viet Cong destroy 40 per cent of their Vietnam shipments. This prompted Sen. Aiken of Vermont to ask behind closed doors of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee now much oil had been lost in South Vietnam. Gen. Earle Wheeler, the joint chiefs chairman, replied that it had amounted to only a fraction of one per cent. Many Dinners Honor Class At Whittemore This year's confirmation class was confirmed Sunday, May 21. The class included Diane Baas, Kent Espe, Lynn Ewold, Roger Faulstlch, Gary Grimes, Wayne Hannover, Robert Lentz, Wayne Lentz, John Poppen, Debra Schultz, Tim Schultz, David Schwint, Kenneth Seeley, Simon Simonson, Betty Vaudt, and Robin Vaudt. Five members of Immanuel of Lotts Creek were confirmed at Lotts Creek last Sunday: Wayne Furstenau, Ted Pompe, Robert Potratz, Steve Wolter, and Debra Bierle. Tuesday evening, the Whittemore and Lotts Creek eighth grade pupils who attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Whittemore received their diploma's They are Diane Baas, Debra Bierle, Kent Espe, Lynn Ewold, Wayne Furstenau, Ted Pompe, Robert Potratz, Kenneth Seeley, David Schwint, Simon Simonson, Betty Vaudt, Robin Vaudt and Steve Wolter. Rev. A. Vehling of Immanuel Lutheran church Lotts Creek, gave the address. A number of dinners were given by the parents of those who were confirmed. Mrs. Elnor Hannover had as dinner guests in honor of her son Wayne's confirmation William Hannover, Mr. ancl Mrs. Hugo Berninghaus and family, Mrs. Amanda Ruhnke, and Mrs. Lucinda Bierstedt. Supper guests Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Hannover and Inez, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Steier and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ruhnke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Thompson and sons. Afternoon callers were Rev. and Mrs. Cleo Kautsch and Mr. and Mrs. James Bierstedt and family. Sunday dinner guests at the Margurite Ewoldt home in honor of Lynn's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ewoldt, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lindhorst, Mr. and Mrs. James Lindhorst and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Barber, Gary Meyer, and Pfc. Henry Ewoldt, who is home on a 30 day leave from Ft. Lewis Washington, and will report for duty in Viet Nam upon notice from headquarters. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz had as dinner guests at their home in honor of their son Tim and daughter Debra's confirmation, Mr. and Mrs. Chet Alme, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Krueger, Mr. and Mrs. William Faulstich. Rev. and Mrs. Cleo Kautsch were afternoon callers. Mrs. Anna Wehrspan, Walter Vaudt, Mrs. Mollie Zumach, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Zumach, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Zumach, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Esser and Eugene Vaudt were Sunday dinner guests in honor of Robin Vaudt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Vaudt. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schwint had as dinner guests at the Legion hall Sunday in honor of their son David's confirmtion Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Elbert, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Voigt, Mrs. Kate Bonnstetter, Emma Roeber, Mrs. Ernie Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. John Pitzl, Mrs. Catherine Engliiolm, and Mr. and Mrs. \V'a>-ne Bollinger. Sunday dinner guests at the August Vaudt home in honor of Betty's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Greinert, Rev. and Mrs. Cleo Kautsch and girls, Mrs. Clara Vaudt, Mrs. Anna Belmke, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kollasch and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. R.C.Peterson, Clara Vaudt, Edward Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Mike McGovern, Mrs. Laura Freeze, Gordon Freeze and sons, Mrs. Chuck Oik, and Ronald Freeze. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Strah- schoen and Roxanne, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Scobba and family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Grimes in honor of Gary and Gilbert Grimes who were members of the St. Paul confirmation class. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund O'Brien, Kevin, Francine and Danny attended graduation exercises at Marathon High School Tuesday evening. Nancy Boyanansky, a member of the class, is a cousin of Mrs. O'Brien's. Mickey O'Brien, who finished her junior year at St. Mary's College, Omaha, spent a few days at the home of her parents. She returned to Omaha to work at Clarkson Hospital this summer. Eileen O'Brien, teacher at Council Bluffs, spent Friday night and Saturday at home. At the completion of the school vear, Eileen will work a few weeks in Omaha before leaving-for Chicago where she will attend Loyola University. Guests at the Sterling Simonson home Sunday in honor of their son Simon's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pedersen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Pedersen and family, Mrs. Tfiora Pedersen, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pedersen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Paulson, Dora Simonson, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Simonson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Simonson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pedersen, Mrs. Agnes Markham and family, Mr. ancl Mrs. Eddie Wilcox and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ludwig and Debbie, Mrs. Eida Simonson and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zumach. George Meyer entered Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, May 18 and underwent surgery May 23 and reports are that he is getting along nicely. Betty Elbert, daughter of Mrs. Ella Elbert, entered St. Ann hospital, Algona, Thursday and underwent surgery Friday. Mrs. Andrew S. Elbert entered St. Ann hospital Thursday. Darrell Rhubee was released from Palo Alto hospital, Emmetsburg, Monday. St. Benedict C.D.A. Elects New Officers Court St. Benedict met Thursday, May 18 in the parish hall with Grand Regent Marilyn Arndorfer, presiding. Election of officers for the year took place. New officers elected are: Grand Regent - Marilyn Arndorfer, Vice Grand Regent - Mary Lou Ludwig, Prophetess - Judy Rosenmeyer, Lecturer - Romona Arndorfer, Financial Sec. - Dorothy Neppl, Treasurer - Bernice Mayer, Historian - Delores Bor- rnann, Monitor - Evelyn Froehlich, Sentinel - Judy A. Rosenmeyer, Organist - Luella Lickteig, Trustees - Stella Eischen, Beverly Colwell, Fidelia Ricke, Stella Arndorfer, Marie Hudspeth, LuCylle Kutschara. A Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Angle of Swea City announce the engagement of Their daughter, Janice Lea Angle, to Gene Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schneider of Bancroft. Thursdoy, j une T, 1967 Algona (lo.) Upper D« Moine«-3 short business meeting followed with cards being played and lunch served. Committee in charge: Ellen Ludwig, Marcia Thill, Pat Jenkinson, Fidelia Ricko, Elizabeth Priest, Martha Grandgenett. Installation of the new officers will take place at the June meeting with the District Deputy Alice Dole in charge. Janice Angle Is Betrothed To Gene Schneider Notes Of Servlcemei JANICE ANGLE KT. CARSON, COLO. — Army Private Anthony R. Kaliler, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Kaliler, Bancroft, completed advanced combat training at Ft. Carson, Colo., May 12. He received ten weeks of training in the methods of scouting and patrolling. Instruction was also given In camouflage techniques, concealment in natural terrain and handling of weapons. Bond Sales F. L. 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