The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 13, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 13, 1967
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6-AJffona (la.) Upper DM Morn* Tuesday, June 13, 1967 WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Ronnd WASHINGTON President Johnson faces the toughest decision he has ever faced in foreign affairs and one of the toughest decisions of his life. He has to decide between the Near East and the Far East, between cooperation with Russia or another cold war with Russia. The two alternatives go hand in hand. For Russia today is the only country with enough power over President Nasser to make him compromise on the Straits of Tiran. The message on these alternatives has come from Moscow loud and clear. Couched in the hard, technical language of diplomacy, the message warns that the Soviet line is now "commensurate retaliation along the escalatory scale." This means that for every escalation of the war in Vietnam, Russia will match it with similar escalation of its own - in Berlin, North Korea, or the Near East. We are so widely extended that Moscow can pick any one or all of these places for escalation. As the first step in carrying out this policy, the Kremlin has rebuffed all overtures from Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson to talk about an anti-missile agreement. It has also taken no steps to implement the Soviet- American Consular Treaty. - o - -RED-FACED RUSSIANS- Russian reasoning behind this new aloofness is fairly simple. It has been explained to the State Department in dispatches from Ambassador Thompson in Moscow. And the preliminary stages were explained to me when I was in Moscow in the winter of 1965. One month earlier, on Feb.7, 1965, the United States had begun its policy of bombing North Vietnam. It chose Feb. 7 to DREW PEARSOIW launch that policy despite the fact that Premier Kosygin had arrived in Hanoi on Feb. 6. The State Department later learned that on Feb. 6 he had tried to persuade Ho Chi Minh to make peace with the United States. But one day after Kosygin broached this subject, the United States pulled the rug right out from under his peace efforts by bombing the north. The Chinese were jubilant. They love to see the Russians embarrassed; especially so in this case, because Kosygin had stopped in Peking enroute to Hanoi and urged the Chinese to pressure North Vietnam toward the peace table. Red faced, Premier Kosygin went back to Moscow. He made no more peace efforts for some time. - o - -GOVERNMENT 'REPAIRff- When it comes to the use of government carpenters, the Johnson administration is completely bipartisan. It sends carpenters all the way to Texas for repairs on Luci Nugenfs house, and it sent them to Gettysburg, Pa., to work on ex-President Eisenhower's house. It's all part of the arrangement whereby the Secret Service is entrusted with protecting the President's family and ex-Presidents of the United States. Feisty Harry Truman has had no carpenter sent to Independence, Mo., because he feels safe with his Missouri neighbors and feels he doesn't need Secret Service men hanging around. He's entitled to it, but turned it down. Eisenhower, on the other hand, makes use of the Secret Service. All this came up when Washington started buzzing over the report that a government carpenter and an electrician were flown all the way from Washington to Austin to add a nursery to the new $100,000 home of the President's daughter, Luci Nugent. After checking the facts, this column can report that a carpenter and an electrician from the General Services maintenance force were sent from Washington to Austin by commercial airliner to work on the Nugent home. For some unexplained reason, and unlike most of the public, they traveled first class. It is not true, however, that they built a nursery for the President's expected grandchild. The electrician worked on the secret electronic system that the Secret Service has installed for the family's protection. The carpenter patched up after the electrician. They worked not only in the nursery but other rooms in the house. We found that the General Services Administration has a carpenter and a painter already on the payroll in Austin. However, they are not cleared to work on secret projects. Last month the General Services Administration also sent electricians to make improvements in the Secret Service detection system at ex-President Eisenhower's Gettysburg farm. - o-SUPPRESSED PIPELINE CASE- Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who is following in his daddy's vigoroustrustbustingca- reer, doesn't know that there is an important antitrust case gathering dust in his files. It involves the biggest liquid petroleum pipeline in the world- Colonial — running from Texas through the South up through Virginia to New Jersey, a total of 1540 miles. Night and day it pulsates millions of gallons of oil through its line- 30 to 36 inches in diameter. The Colonial Pipeline Company, with assets of $371 million, is owned by Sinclair, Cities Service, Gulf, Union of California, Continental, Texaco, Socony Mobil, American and Phillips. So far it seems able to thumb its nose at Washington. In April, 1963, the Justice Department's antitrust division sent Colonial a demand for documents and records dealing with the charge that other oil companies, not as mighty as the a- We now offer . . . Fast, Prompt Film Developing Service LIMITED OFFER FREE ROLL OF REPLACEMENT FILM WITH EACH ROLL OF FILM DEVELOPED HARRISON'S "Algona's Leading Variety Store" bove giants, were not able to run their oil through this pipeline. For an oil pipeline Is a private transport system which any company is entitled to use, just as any company is entitled to ship over a railroad._ But only the nine ownephjBtto use it. - o - -LIBERTY LOBBLES- The Liberty Lobby, whose founder regards Nazi Germany as the model for his brand of "liberty" has joined the right- wing drive to recall Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho. Recall petitions have been printed in California by cosmetics distributor William Perm Patrick, a militant right-winger who ran against Ronald Reagan in the Republican primary because he considered Reagan too liberal. Now Willis Carlo, the chief patriarch and panjandrum of the Liberty Lobby, has thrown his organization into the fray. He is best known for his letters deploring the defeat of Adolph Hitler as a "tragedy for civilization" and advocating the shipment of American Negroes to Africa. The Liberty Lobby has called a series of nine meetings throughout Idaho to set up a "telephone network" to organize a "grass roots" response to liberal legislation. The network also will be used to stir up opposition to Church. 14 New Vehicles Licensed Here There was a little slackening off in new vehicle registrations in Kossuth county last week, with 14 registrations reported, as follows: Mercury - Lawrence Nemmers, Bancroft; Richard Godfredson, Algona; Wm. B. Murray, Fenton. Chevrolet - Janet Shoenhair, Bancroft; Jake Wessels, Buffalo Center, pickup. Ford - Ray Gilbert, Algona; Russell Kauffman, Swea City. Buick — Darwin Leek, Algona. Plymouth - Thorval Verrips, Algona. Pontiac—Walter Morz, Algona. Dodge-W. W. Bowman, Algona, pickup. International — Jack Limbaugh, Algona, pickup. Misc. - Henry Dontje, Swea City, Kawasaki; R. E. Trunkhill, Titonka, General Flatbed. Concordia Graduate Francis M. Lieb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb of R. R. 2, Algona, was graduated from Concordia Senior College on May 26, 1967 with high distinction. Students whose grade point average is 3.75 or better ona scale where A is 4 and B is 3 are recognized this way. Mr. Lieb had a straight A (4.0) for the term. He is a graduate of Concordia Junior College, St. Paul, Minn. He plans to matriculate at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in Sept, 1967. Heart Attack Glenn Rike, operator of the State Street DX station in Algona, suffered a heart attack, Monday, and was taken to St. Ann hospital where he was reported resting well and recovering. Mr. Busy Farmer OUR BULK WAGON SERVICE Will Brintf Your GAS —OIL —LUBE NEEDS RIGHT TO YOUR FARM! 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