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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 20, 1967
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WASHINGTON - Intelligence reports warn that the Middle East crisis may yet cause a major shakeup in the Kremlin. A sharp division between the doves and the hawks inside the Kremlin, it is believed, started Russia on an erratic course in the Middle East. Since that course ended in disaster, there are now repercussions inside the Kremlin. Here are the highlights of what has happened: When the crisis was building, the doves seemed to dominate the Kremlin's Near East policy. They brought powerful pressure on the Syrian government to keep Syrian-Israeli tensions from erupting into war. Simultaneously, the United States was cooperating by trying to cool Israeli tempers. Then, all of a sudden, the Kremlin hawks seemed to get control. Moscow sent a fabricated intelligence report to both Syria and Egypt, claiming that Israeli troops were massing along the Syrian border. The Kremlin offered to support the Arabs in the showdown, though taking care not to promise direct military intervention. This was enough to encourage President Nasser to take his first war step, closing the Strait of Tiran. This alarmed the doves in the Kremlin, who then overruled the hawks. They not only tried to checkrein Nasser but bypassed the United States and appealed directly to Israel for mode ration. But it was too late. Nasser had taken Soviet promises of support too literally and had unleashed the militant Palestinian refugees who provoked 14 border incidents. The Kremlin found it couldn't control its Arab protegees. This is when Israel struck in self-defense. The resulting debacle caused such a backfire in the Kremlin that a special party plenum was called to debate Middle East policy. The hawks th?n managed to send the two leading doves, Premier Kosygin and President Podgorny, out of the country during the debate, and they again adopted a policy of re-arming the Arabs. They've even sent Soviet warships into Egyptian harbors, which means any Israeli attack on those harbors in the event of renewed fighting would risk Russian anit-aircraft fire as well as involving Russia directly in the war. Meanwhile, of course, President de Gaulle of France apparently has decided to switch sides, backing the Arabs, and has cut off the supply of French fighter planes to the Israeli Air Force. As a result, the Israeli government has made a desperate plea to the U. S. for fighter planes. This puts President Johnson on a very hot spot, since the Vietnam war requires all available U. S. aircraft - but many of his strongest supporters are , very much pro-Israel. - o - - GENERALS OUT OF HAND - There's considerable dissension inside Israel between the civilian government and the military. This was behind Premier Eshkol's warning that General Moshe Day an might have to re sign as defense minister. One bit of evidence was the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty off the coast of Egypt during the war against the Arabs. U. S. intelligence sources have concluded the attack was deliberate, launched by the Israeli military to keep the U. S. from monitoring and decoding their messages. The Israelis have one of the most advanced military intelligence systems in the world, even knew in advance which of the Egyptian planes were real and which were dummies and thus were able to keep the Israeli air force from wasting time on dummy planes. But they did not want the United States listening too closely to their messages, so they launched the attack on the Liberty. It's also reported that the Israeli military kept on attacking Syria after the Tel Aviv government had ordered a halt. This was highly embarrassing to Israel during the debate before the U. N. Security Council. Then, Gen. Dayan announced that Israel would never surrender the Gaza Strip, and boasted that Israel could defeat Egypt plus the Russians. This again embarrassed the civilian government, as it caused a sour reaction even among Israel's best friends. Clearly, Premier Eshkol faces a difficult time in getting his generals under control. - o - U. S. WHEAT Vice President Humphrey is STRONG CHURCHES.., Make Strong Communities "And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life and this life is His Son." - Uohn5:ll Your success in life is a matter of application. Salvation is yours, but it needs to be earned. God does not come to each of us with signs and messages. God's message to mankind was delivered centuries ago. Eternal life, the hope of al mankind, was manifested in the great example of the life of Christ upon earth. 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The most effective propaganda the communists have had against the United States, he says, were the recent pictures showing American dairymen pouring milk .down the drain during the milk strike. - o - -PORK BARREL VS. ECONOMY- Rep. Melvin Laird, Wisconsin Republican, is one of the top Republican economizers-but not when he smells pork for Wisconsin in the federal tax barrel. Rep. Laird is about to cost the American taxpayers $5 1/2 million extra because he insisted on putting a food and drug laboratory in Madison, Wis., instead of Beltsville, Md., in the suburbs of Washington. The Food and Drug Administration wanted the laboratory located in Beltsville, but the Congressman from Wisconsin inserted an amendment in the appropriations bill providing that the laboratory could not be built within 50 miles of Washington. This eliminated Beltsville and made sure the laboratory would be built in Madison- even though it will cost $5 1/2 million more for construction, plus the travel expenses of federal employees who will have to travel back and forth between Wisconsin and Washington. The Wisconsin Congressman obviously does not believe that his economizing should apply at home. - o- - CHE GUEVARA IN BOLIVIA - U. S. military intelligence now believes the president of Bolivia's claim that Fidel Castro's former left-hand man, Che Guevara, is directing guerrilla operations in the Bolivian mountains. The world has been speculating what happened to Guevara after he mysteriously disappeared from Havana five years ago. He has been reported seen at various places from Asia to Africa. Some intelligence experts have decided he was probably dead, perhaps even murdered by his friend Castro. President Barrientos' claim that Guevara was in Bolivia at first was taken with a grain of salt, but Defense Department intelligence has now received a reliable report that Barrientos was correct and that Che Guevara is in fact in the Bolivian mountains. - o- — JOHNSON DECIDED RED CHJr- NA MUST BE A PART OF COMMUNITY OF NATIONS — It hasn't been announced, but President Johnson has made a very courageous move in regard to Red China. He has come to the conclusion that the United States cannot ignore the largest country in the world population-wise, especially now that China has the hydrogen bomb; and that it must become a member of the community of nations. The President came to this decision despite the power of the China lobby in this country. Ever since the McCarthy era it has been worth a politician's life to advocate friendly relations with China. Gen. George Marshall, former Chief of Staff and the man who did most to win World War II, was castigated as a traitor on the Senate floor by both McCarthy and Sen. William Jenner, R-lnd., because he advised that we cooperate with the Chinese communists. He suggested a coalition communist cabinet with Chiang Kai-shek. McCarthy was so vitriolic against three career diplomats who had advised the same policy that John Foster Dulles panicked and fired them. Since then few members of the State Department have been willing to stick their necks out regarding China except Roger Hilsman, Assistant Secretary of State under Kennedy, who has now written a revealing book on our Far Eastern relations. For Johnson to make an affirmative decision regarding Red China, therefore, will win him few votes in the coming election. - o - - MAURER'S MISSION TO PEKING- the controlling factor regarding North Vietnamese peace - that the United States should change its policy. Therefore when Premier Ion Gheorghe Maurer of Romania came to Washington for a White House talk, Johnson informed him that the United States was ready to change its policy. The President further requested Maurer to go to Peking and inform Mao Tse-tung that he, Johnson, believed China must become a respected member of the community of nations. The President knew that Romania, unlike some of the other communist states, had maintained close ties with China. He had an extraordinarily frank and friendly talk with Maurer, who was the only communist foreign minister to come to Washington for a conference. Romania had been working with Denmark to try to find a formula for peace in the Near East. When Maurer went to Peking last month, the press reported that he was trying to patch up relations between the Soviet and China. Actually, however, he went to Peking on the mission for President Johnson. A detailed report on his visit has not yet arrived from Bucharest. The President does not expect any change overnight. But he has made the first gesture and it is one of the most important foreign policy decisions of his career. been used in only 16.5 percent of the cars equipped with them. Fulton noted that of the total number of people killed, 234 were men and boys and 95 were women and girls. The fatalities ranged in age from 2 months to 93 years, 44 percent in the 15-29 year range. "The most common types of Thursday, July 20, 1967 Algona (la.) Uppftf Dftt MoltlM-S accidents," Fulton said, "were prised mostly of pedestrian accidents, collisions with trains and fixed objects. collisions between two motor vehicles and single car accidents where the driver, for some reason or another, ran off the road." These types of accidents account for almost 75 percent of the total. The other 25 percent is corn- Development of the individual is the primary goal of 4-H. Citizenship and leadership are stressed. Cooking odors will linger for hours. 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