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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 29, 1967
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HELPFUL BOOKLET Thursday, June 29, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moinej-3 This colorful booklet, giving the history, characteristics and safety tips on tornadoes points out that most of these- destructive' storms occur between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on hot, sticky, humid days. However, it also says tornadoes have occurred in Iowa in every month of the year except December. The booklet was recently published by IMT Insurance, and is available from Iowa Loss Prevention Institute, 904 Walnut Street, Des Moines. WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - President Johnson once made a pledge to go anywhere at any time to talk to anyone who might help end the Vietnam war. Last Friday, he flew to Los Angeles to attend a Democratic fund-raising dinner. But on the same day he would not travel to New York, little more than an hour's trip, to meet Premier Kosj'gin of Russia, even though Kosygin may be the single best hope the U. S. has for peace in Vietnam. Kosygin, of course, would not travel the same distance to Washington to see Johnson, which is why their conference was held in Glassboro, New Jersey. Trivial as the question of who would travel where may have seemed, this was not simply a question of protocol. There were many hidden nuances that made each of the two leaders unwilling to accept anything less than a 50-50 compromise. As this column reported earlier, Johnson was not anxious to talk with Kosygin about the Near East. The President knew the spot the Soviet Premier was on because of the tremendous loss of prestige Moscow suffered in the Arab defeat by Israel, not only in the Near East but in the Far East. In fact, Johnson was so aware of Kosygin's problem that he was worried that Russia's lack of success in the U. N. General Assembly might impel Moscow to take drastic steps in the Near East that perhaps would bring on another Israeli-Arab war. So the President understood why Kosygin was reluctant to give the Arabs or the Red Chinese or Ho Chi Minh any grounds for charging he had made a pilgrimage to Washington, and why President Podgorny made a trip to Cairo to see Colonel Nasser while Kosygin was in the United States. On the other hand, Kosygin knew that Johnson was also on the spot; that he had pledged himself to go anywhere to meet anyone at any time if it would lead toward peace; that it would be strange indeed if the head of the Soviet Union were allowed to visit the United States without meeting our President; that Johnson was also in a hot seat over U.S. oil interests in the Near East, and that the President could not hold a meeting of substance with him unless Vietnam also was on the agenda. . Thus the delicate maneuvering over the meeting place and what would be discussed. - o - - MOSCOW UNHAPPY WITH NASSER- Russia, incidentally, is furious, with Colonel Nasser despite the gesture made by President Podgorny in visiting Cairo. First, Moscow was extremely irritated by Nasser's claim that U.S. planes were assisting Israel against Egypt. Knowing that this charge was false because their own fleet was tracking U.S. planes, the Russians figured Nasser was using the charge to try to trick the Soviet Union into entering the war. Second, Nasser's big lie technique was too effective: While it stirred up fanatical rage against the United States and DREW PEARSON helped cut off Arabian oil supplies to the West, it also led to Arab diatribes against Russia, and gave the Red Chinese another potent propaganda weapon against Moscow. One result has been that Nasser has signed a secret treaty with the Red Chinese ambassador in Cairo under which Peking agreed to supply arms to Egypt If Russia doesn't. This would be a credit deal- since Nasser has no mofley to pay—and would give Red China another strategic toehold on the continent of Africa. Nasser, of course, is trying to ape Premier Castro of Cuba, playing off Red China against Russia and hoping to come out on top. - o - -UTHANT AND FLYING SAUCERS- Secretary General Thant of the U. N. has confided to friends that he considers flying saucers- UFO*s—the most important problem facing the United Nations next to the Vietnam War. U Thant not only arranged to have Dr. James E. McDonald of the University of Arizona, a strong believer that UFO's are from another planet, address the U. N. Outer Space Affairs Committee, but considered the matter so important that he arranged for this talk even when the United Nations was tied up with the Near East war. - o - - CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS - This column is frequently asked whether Sen. Dodd Is not typical of the Senate; whether unethical conduct is not rampant in both Houses of Congress. Our answer is that there is relatively little dishonesty in the Senate; more in the House. We can count possibly five Senators who have records which don't bear scrutiny. There isalso Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex., who is quite frank about his $50,000 expense fund contributed by labor. Yarborough says that this is necessary to offset the big oil contributions given his opponents and that he used it only for re-election purposes. Significantly Yarborough is chairman of the Labor Subcommittee of the Senate Labor and Education Committee, The other five Senators either operate law firms, some of whose clients profit by legislation which they introduce; or have taken direct fees for introducing legislation or intervening with the executive government on behalf of favor-seekers. However, there is no Senator in our opinion who'has had the record of Sen. Dodd. In the House of Representatives, where members come up for election every two years, the needs for campaign money are greater, the temptations greater, and the standard of honesty lower. The House has much greater need for a code of ethics than the Senate. - o - - LONG IN TROUBLE Next to Sen. Dodd, the greatest sufferer from the Senate's censure debate is certain to be Sen. Russell Long of Louisiana, Long, who started with a very promising career in the Senate, has now antagonized his fellow Senators twice in the last two months - first, in prolonging debate for three weeks in his fight to deduct tax dollars to pay for political campaigns; second, by his time-wasting defense of Dodd. As a result of Long's rambling speeches, the debate on Dodd was prolonged an extra week. Meanwhile the Senate had lost about three weeks of time because previously scheduled committee meetings had to be cancelled. His fellow Democrats in the Senate are so irritated with him that his key Senate jobs are in danger, Including his post as Majority Whip. In addition, Sen. Long has so hurt himself in his home state that Gov. John McKeithen of Louisiana probably will run against him and oust him from his Senate seat. - o - ISRAEL WAR STRATEGY - Tight Israeli censorship suppressed some of the hottest news regarding the Near East war. However, this column can now reveal some of the facts leading to Israel's amazing victory. The Israelis caught Nasser by surprise first by giving 100,000 of their reserve troops the weekend off just before the June 5 attack. As a result the streets of Beersheba, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were full of soldiers, and Nasser's intelligence reported that Israel was relaxing. In addition, Gen. Moshe Dayan, the new Israeli minister of defense, made a public statement that it was either too early or too late to begin any offensive. This was interpreted in Cairo to mean that Israel would probably attack on the following weekend. When the war first started, the Israelis telephoned King Hussein in Amman, through Gen. Odd Bull, Norwegian commander of the United Nations forces. They used the "hot line" which has always been maintained between Jerusalem and Amman, to tell the king that if Jordan stayed out of the war he and his country would be immune from attack. King Hussein then called In his staff officers. Three of them laid their guns on his desk and told him: "If you won't let us fight, kill us." This was how Jordan entered the battle. The Israeli air force completely confused the Jordanian radar, which was located in a valley behind a 2,000-foot hill. Israelis knew that the radar could detect planes flying at about 5,000 feet. So the Israeli air force took off as if going out over the Mediterranean, then made a sharp turn and came back over Jordan, flying at a height of only 900 feet. At this altitude they were undetected by Jordan's radar. The Israelis also used a secret device to paralyze the Egyptian radar. - o - - NASSER'S NAZI ROCKETS - There has been speculation as to why Nasser did not use the rockets devised for him by the former Nazi scientists imported from Germany. The secret explanation was that the Israelis at the very start of the war sent him a message warning that if he used rockets they would retaliate three ways: 1. They would bomb Cairo and destroy its palaces and government buildings; 2. They would blow up the Aswan Dam; 3. They would make the Nile radioactive. Nasser got the message. The Nazi-made rockets were not used. At the start of the war, President de Gaulle shut off all arms to Israel; whereupon the leading French airplane manufacturers, including Aviation du Nord and Aviation du Sud, came to see him and warned that if he wanted to finish the French air force, this was the .best way to do it. Seventy per cent of the Israeli air force, De Gaulle was told, were French Mysteres. De Gaulle listened, released 10 more Mysteres to Israel. In Syria, the Israelis captured five Russians and one Bulgarian woman. All six were directing Syrian artillery fire. The amount of weapons captured by the Israeli army is nothing short of phenomenal. And even more phenomenal is the manner in which some of them were put to immediate use. In Jordan, the Israelis captured 40 Patton tanks, and within one hour had turned them around and were firing on Jordanian troops. - o - - SOVIET'S INVESTMENT - A total of $1 billion worth of Russian equipment was captured. The Israelis collected more gas alone than they themselves used in the war, a total of 3 million gallons In cans. They estimated that Russia had invested a total of $3.5 million to $3.75 million in military equipment for the Arab states. Among the Russian equipment captured were 100,000 submachine guns, thousands of Jeeps and trucks, and an uncounted assortment of other equipment. Glady Kading Named President L-Creek Club The Jolly Neighbors Club of Lotts Creek met June 19th at the home of Joanne Hackbarth, with 10 members answering roll call: A Tribute to Father. New members joining the club were Mrs. Maynard Kressin and Mrs. Charles Dacken. Election of officers resulted: Pres., Gladys Kading; V. Pres., Anita Veiling; Sec<-Treas., Gladys Fuerstenau; Reporter & Cheer Chairman, Joanne Hackbarth. An interesting filmstrip entitled "Getting Acquainted with Pork" was shown and Phyllis Rusch read the narration. Lunch was served. An afternoon outing was planned for July 19th and the next business meeting will be Sept. 20th. CELEBRATES Father Francis Schaefers, pastor of St. James church in St. Paul, Iowa recently celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. Father Schaefers was born in Germany. RUG A former Sibley man, Keith Wells, recently was awarded a top United States rug design honor. This was the fourth national award which Mr. Wells has received. SWINGING DOZEN THEY'RE ALL SWINGERS ! For his new Technicolor production for Paramount Pictures entitled "The Swinger," Producer- Director George Sidney had the task of selecting twelve of the most beautiful girls In America. It was the kind of job that had George beselged with helping hands. The results, as can be seen, are worthwhile, and a credit to the director's taste. The star- unbelievable Ann-Margret dressed and undressed in 23 swinging costumes designed by Academy-Award winning Edith Head. Tony Franiosa co-stars in the omedy opening Tuesday Julv 4 at the Starlit* Drive-In Theatre. v RESS mtttitt inous~3Vrfarattan ** A ^ ..*. £fato of^Xnt^rtc-a, 5Ufi fn ,_^__ „, * H.^ytKnf-' , jiff •<_,*_<.— •• /'. (i.—.~v. ; W.-— /~ ^ He was ready to pay the price of freedom... Tom Jefferson knew the risk involved when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. So did his fellow-patriots who pledged "their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor" when they signed that Declaration. They were all ready to pay the price of obtaining freedom ... are we ready to pay the price of preserving it? THIS MESSAGE SPONSORED BY THESE PUBLIC SPIRITED MERCHANTS Taylor Implement Co. 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