6-Algona (la.) Upper D«t Moin»i Tuesday, June 27, 1967 • The Washington I ; Merry-IJo-Roiind ] \DREW PEARSON'S* ^candid and revealing | ^column 1 WASHINGTON - Sen. Jack Miller, R-Iowa, is such an eager- beaver in amending pending bills that he keeps his own typewriter in the Senate Republican cloakroom just off the Senate floor in order to dash off amendments with greater facility. This has caused frowns from some Republican colleagues because it prolongs debate. They also consider some of his amendments irrelevant, and have dubbed their colleague from Iowa •Jack-the-Amendment Miller.* On June 6 when the Senate Republican Policy Committee met at luncheon, someone called attention to the fact that it was Sen. Miller's birthday, and moved to express the felicitations of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. But Sen. Thruston Morton had another idea. "Lefs offer an amendment that his birthday shall be on June 1 instead of June 6," proposed the Senator from Kentucky. - o - - ARAB SOCIAL WHIRL - Nasser's campaign to persuade Arab nations to sever diplomatic relations with the United States will put quite a dent in the Washington social whirl. There was a time when Arab envoys didn't rate socially. They just weren't seen at the best parties. But in recent years they have almost led the social swir . Their shish-kabob and belly-dancing parties have been the talk of Washington. The ambassador of Kuwait, Talat Al- Ghoussein, and his beautiful wife gave some of the capital's swankiest parties, and the ambassador was also famous for taking poker money away from such redoubt- ables as Art Buchwald and David Brinkley. Ambassador Ahmed Osman of Morocco and his wife, Princess I alia Nouzha, threw their embassy open to raise money for many charitable causes. Many of these embassies will now be closed. In fact, when Ambassador Amin Ahmad Hussein of Sudan scheduled an art exhibit last week, suddenly he got word that diplomatic relations were severed. He was being recalled. So lie tacked a note on the door of the exhibit: "In view of the Middle East War, the reception planned for this evening will not take place. Visitors are welcome to come in and view the exhibit and discuss the present crisis." The dapper and brilliant Algerian ambassador, Cherif Guellal, a bachelor, also is being recalled. - o- - BUREAUCRATIC BUNGLING - This is the story of how a magnificent humanitarian impulse was lost in a maze of red tape. Early last week President Johnson read in the Washington Star a pathetic story by Smith Hempstone on how Egyptian soldiers and prisoners, released or lost in the Sinai Desert, were dying of thirst. Hempstone, flying over the Sinai Desert with an Israeli colonel, reported seeing Egyptian prisoners "their hands raised over their heads in the universal signal of despair and surrender. "One man fell to his knees in that burning sand and raised his arms imploringly toward the white hot sky so slowly it seemed it might be the last gesture he would ever make. " 'They want to surrender,' said the colonel. 'They would give all they have, their homes, their women, for a canteen of water. May God have mercy on their souls I' "The desert is full of such men as these, with jackals yelping at their heels. Some have been walking for three days in June temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Many are now dead, their bones left to bleach where Moses wandered with the children of Israel in the hope of reaching the Promised Land. ' 'This is not just a question of a handful of stragglers but, according to Israeli sources, of about 50,000 Egyptians lost in the swirling wastes of Sinai." President Johnson immediately ordered the U.S. Air Force to fly planes from Wheelus Air Force base in Libya, just a stone's throw from the Sinai desert, and drop drums of water and food to Egyptian soldiers. The Deputy Secretary of Defense, Cyrus Vance, reported back to the President that the Air Force had steel drums for water ready and was set to go. But at this point, unidentified bureaucrats got into the act. At the State Department it was decided that the International Red Cross in Geneva must be consulted. Also permission must be asked to fly over Egypt even though there was considerable doubt as to whether Israel or Egypt controlled the Sinai. State Department bureaucrats ruled that since we had no relations with Egypt we would have to ask j>ermission through the International Ked Cross. Specifically, the Air Force had ten C-ISO's with 25,200 gallons of water at Athens, plus six C- 124's at Rhein-Main, Germany, with 25,200 gallons, plus three C-47's at Athens with loud speakers and Arab-speaking personnel standing by to call to Egyptian troops in the desert. The Air Force had prepared the water in five-gallon jerrycans on pallets and was prepared to drop them 42 cans to a pallet. The Red Cross delayed one day, finally came back with a neutral reply. There was more delay, more bureaucratic consultation, more meetings between the experts. Two days passed. Finally it was decided that it would be too dangerous to fly over the Sinai desert, also that Nasser had turned on the water, that it would be difficult to locate the stragglers. So the mission of mercy was abandoned. Meanwhile no one will know how many men died in the desert during the bureaucratic hassling. - o - -NEAR EAST NOTES - To understand Israeli military tactics, you must also under stand Israeli politics. Premier Eshkol is a moderate, lias wanted to get along with the Arabs. His chief political rival and critic, David Ben-Gurion, the ex-premier, has been much more militant. When Nasser seized the-Strait of Tiran, Eslikol revamped his cabinet in order to get a "consensus" and took Ben-Gurion's staunch mili- Miss Michaelson Of Titonka To Wed Sept. 2 PEGGY MICHAELSON Mr. and Mrs. Neal Michaelson of Titonka announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Peggy Lee, and Kenneth L. Egel, son of wir. and Mrs. Louis Egel of Algona. A September 2 wedding is being planned. The bride-elect is a legal secretary for the firm of Shumway, Kelly & Fristedt, Algona. Her fiance is employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., and is presently stationed with the Army Reserve in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. tary supporter, Gen. Moshe Dayan, into the cabinet as minister of defense. Previously Esh- kol himself had been minister of defense .... After Moshe Dayan assumed this job, it was a foregone conclusion he would do what he did in 1956 when he led the victorious Israeli armies through the Sinai desert to a quick and amazing victory over Egypt. Real Estate Transfers Potter, Loron R. & Lila to Fred W. & Doretta Plumb 6/5/67 Lot 17 of A. P. of Lots InSW 1/4 SE 1/4 10-95-29 Ross, Richard 0., sgl. & Kay Ann Ross, sgl. to Norman & Caryl Ross 6/5/67 6-5-67 E 1/2 5-96-27 Rust, Bernard A. & Winnie to Bernard A. Rust 6/2/67 S 1/2 SE 1/4 15-96-27 Rutledge, Howard V. & Beulah M. to Lawrence I. Gisch, Jr. 5/23/67E 1/2 NW1/4 3-94-29 Meyer, Alvina & Martin W. to Harlan & Vernita Vaudt 5/24/67 A tract of land beg. at a pt. 54' W. of NE corner of lot 4 of A. P. of lots of NE 1/4 SE 1/4 7-95-30 thence see rec. Muckey, Mar> R. & Lloyd S. to Albert J. & Irene Slobe 6/1/67 0. P. of Algona lot 6 blk 71. Polhemus, Amelia, wdw. to Warren E. Polhemus 5/31/67 Nicholson's Add. to Burt lot 2 blk 1. Pottor, Loron R. & Lila to Donald W. &EstellaHiggs 6/5/67 lot 16 of A. P. of Lots in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 10-95-29 Priebe, Carl W. & EleanoraE. *o Arthur & Raymond Priebe 5/31/67 NE 1/4 & the N 1/2 of the SE 1/4 5-98-28 Barr, Delores & Wayne to Vincent Eisenbacher 6-7-67 NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 35-96-27 Exc. See rec. Everist, Gary L. & Barbara to John L. King 6-6-67 S 1/2 of lot 4 blk I & N 16 1/2' of lot 5 blk 1 Call's S. Add to Algona. Grant Consolidated School District et all to Robert L. Briggs 6-7-67 Comm. at SE corner of running see rec. 21-100-29. Guerdet, Leo H. & Florence to Dennis William Guerdet 6-7-67 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 36-99-30. Jean, Joan A., sgl. et all to Vincent Eisenbacher 6-7-67 NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 NE 1/4 exc. see rec. 35-96-27. Algona, City of to Arthur & Helen Odgaard 6-12-67 The N 1/2 of that pt. of the vacated alley lying between lots 6 & 7 blk 246 Call's Ave. Add. to Algona. CORD SETS REPLACED PROMPT SERVICE WHY TAKE CHANCES? BRING YOUR APPLIANCE IN TODAY! 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