The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 20, 1967 · Page 12
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-The world may long argue whether the Israeli- Arab war was good for Israel, good for the Arabs, or good for mankind. But there can be no argument that if s good for Sen. Tom Dodd. Dodd moved early to win Jewish support, including his fellow Democratic colleague from Connecticut, Sen. Abe Ribicoff, by urging American military intervention on the side of Israel. And since then he has profited from the fact that the Near East war has focused attention almost completely away from the major Senate debate of the year-over his recommended censure. The postponement of that debate from May 22 to June 13, it is now revealed, was demanded by Dodd not to prepare his defense, as stated, but rather to organize a dramatic public relations campaign to pressure the Senate to vote his exoneration. It's now learned that during the three-weeks grace reluctantly given him by Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., Dodd was so busy working on his public relations that he even requested an appearance on the TV show of acid-tongued Joe Pyne and was willing to fly all the way to Hollywood to appear on it. During and prior to this period also there has been a steady, studied drumbeat of newspaper articles by right-wing columnists in defense of Dodd. Some were written before the three-week postponement of the Dodd censure debate. They have been circulated during this period of grace by the "National Committee for Justice for Dodd" in order to swing votes in the Senate. - o - - BILL WHITE'S DAUGHTER - The outpouring of columns defending the Senator from Connecticut includes six by William Buckley, Conservative ex-candidate for mayor of New York; five by John Chamberlain, the right-wing columnist; three by Holmes Alexander; one each by James Kilpatrick, Russell Kirk and William S. White. The impassioned column by White is interesting. What White did not say in his Dodd column was that the Senator had put White's daughter, Lucia, on the Senate payroll in 1964 for a lucrative summer job; and the following summer had given a job to one of Lucia's friends, Hammersly Wright, a fellow student at Stanford. Mrs. White phoned Mrs. Dodd personally to ask that Wright be put on the public payroll. - o - - TUNNELS OF VIETNAM - How much of a part do tunnels still play in the Vietnam fighting was disclosed by Dr. Charles Heriifeld, Director of Advanced Research Projects for the Defense Department, at a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee. He said that the Viet Cong use tunnels very effectively, while the North Vietnamese fight like regular troops and don't use tunnels. "Would you run into the tunnel problem in the delta, a flat coun- DREW PEARSOM try with a high water level?" inquired Rep. Robert Sikes, D- Fla. "Yes, there the tunnels tend to be in the dikes of canals," replied Her zf eld. "Many of them are above the water level. They put one down in a few weeks. They impress the local population, so that everybody digs for a week or two." Rep. George Andrews, D-Ala."We read about tunnels in which our troops found hospital wards, dining rooms, and so on. Are these the older ones f Herzfeld—"Indeed. Operation Junction City has been unearthing very large complexes. Everybody thinks that that was really the headquarters of the Liberation Front, from which the war in the south was directed." Sikes - "They found pictures of North Vietnamese generals and other accouterments you would expect to find in a major headquarters." Rep. Glen Lipscomb, R-CaliL- "They used tunnels when the French were there ? Tunnels didn't come as a surprise to anybody ?" Herzfeld - "That is right, but a lot of people didn't read the French history and didn't understand what was going on." Sikes — "Apparently a lot of people still don't." - o - -WHY THE FIGHT- Reason why Israeli troops, surrounded by superior Arab numbers, were able to rout the enemy was very simple. The Israelis have something to fight for. The Arabs don't. The Israelis are culminating a 2,000-year struggle to return to a homeland; and they fight with the memory of what happened to six million Jews, in the gas chambers of Hitler. They know that if they lost this battle, their fate at the hands of Nasser would be to get pushed into the sea. Arab troops, on the other hand, serve in armies where there is no democracy, where the old caste privilege between officers and men still prevails. Up until recently 90 Egyptian families controlled most of the nation's irrigated land; in Jordan, 50 Bedouin chieftains controlled most of the arable land. In Egypt the young officers get their imported scotch whiskey no matter what happens. Egyptian troops are lucky if they get their full quota of bread and rice. After the 1956 Sinai campaign when a large number of Egyptian troops were taken prisoner, Dr. Cairn Sheba of the Tel Hashomer Hospital was given the job of nursing about 120 wounded Egyptians back to life. He told me that he had no trouble with the enlisted men. But he did have trouble with the officers. They did not want to be with their men. "They wore great jeweled rings," said Dr. Sheba, "and appeared to be afraid of their men. They had deserted them in battle. "I told them that under the Articles of War they would be given the same treatment as was given Israeli prisoners and that Israeli Algona (la.) Upper De< Moine*-5 Tuesday, June 20, 1967 officers had to remain with their men." In the Arab states today there is great wealth. Oil has made Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya and Iraq among the wealthiest nations in the world. But there is also great poverty. Kuwait is the only country where the wealth of oil has been distributed among the masses. In Israel there is very little individual wealth. Nor is there much individual poverty. You see no beggars on the streets as in the Arab states. Israeli is a middle-class, hard-working, semi-socialist state where there is no division bet ween the weal thy and the poor. These are some of the reasons why Israeli soldiers fight, Arab soldiers don't. Sells Polled Herefords P. M. Christenson of Lone Rock, Iowa recently completed the sale of eight registered Polled Hereford Bulls - Kopple Farms of Clear Lake, la. bought six bulls, while one each went to James Hobbs of Crystal Lake, la. and Calvert, Carmen & Max Jansen of Ottosen, Iowa. The creative thinker, not the imitator, is the one who gets ahead. YOU CAN DO A FIGURE no skipping, no missing, no wrapping, with this new, positive twin drive BXAOYHA YMAKER! r prove your ha y cr °p b y 50% n«»- . r> soffer ' more Palatable. Saves the BRADY H C A a YMAK e pp an?) 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