The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1967 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 3, 1967
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WASHINGTON •eny-Go-Rtvad WASHINGTON - The Pan American foreign ministers, meeting in Washington this week, have an opportunity to boost the prestige of the Organization of the American States so that it may rival- or even surpass- the effectiveness of the United Nations. Or they can let it get bogged down in the slough of complacency again. Which way they go will depend on whom they elect as OAS secretary general. They can elect another chairwarmer, as they have now, or another statesman such as Lleras Camargo, ex- president of Colombia, or Carlos Davila, ex-president of Chile. Both made the Pan American Union a powerful force for better understanding and peace. Several excellent candidates are available for the secretary- generalship, including Walter Guevara Arze, brilliant Bolivian foreign minister, and Marcos Falcon Briceno, former foreign minister of Venezuela who helped pilot that country through one of its most difficult periods after the Perez Jimenez dictatorship. However, the ex-president of Ecuador, Galo Plaza, has by far the most experience in handling world trouble spots. He has been drafted by the United Nations as a trouble-shooter in Cyprus, in Lebanon when President Eisenhower landed troops the re, and in the Congo. Quite recently Galo Plaza went to Haiti, another potential trouble spot, to try to head off trouble before it breaks. The confidential plan which he recommended to the OAS is now partially in effect. What President Johnson and the Pan American presidents he conferred with last April are resolved to do is to prevent riots and war before they come to a boil. Galo Plaza is skilled at this. His chief handicap is that he was born in New York, studied at the Universities of California and Maryland. This makes him pro-USA in the eyes of Latin America. However, the government of Peru, which does not illW PIARSOI have diplomatic relations with Ecuador, has recognized Galo Plaza's usefulness and said it would not object to him as secretary general of the OAS. - o- - HUMPHREY HUMOR - Vice President Humphrey was giving a luncheon for President Giuseppe Saragat of Italy and introduced Sen. John O. Pastore of Rhode Island. "I have a secret which I hope Senator Pastore will not mind my divulging," said Humphrey. "He was born Giovanni O. Pastore. But, being a good Democrat, he changed his name to John 0. Pastore when he came of age. "You see, if he had left the •Giovanni' in there his initials would have been GOPl" - o - - TEMPERAMENTAL EV- Sen. Everett Dirksen's now- Fm-for-him-now-Pm-not game is coming to a head with Commissioner Carl Bagge, the man Dirksen recommended for the Federal Power Commission but now opposes. For five long months, the Senior Senator from Illinois has blocked Bagge's confirmation, even though it was Dirksen who originally persuaded the President to appoint him. Today (Sept. 26), however, Bagge's name will finally be pried out of the Senate Commerce Committee by Chairman Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., and will be sent to the full Senate for final action. Inside reason for Dirksen's opposition to the man he recommended is understood to be the commissioner's backing .of the "power reliability" bill providing for inter-ties between power companies so as to prevent blackouts such as paralyzed New York State two years ago. Midwest power companies don't like the bill as drafted by the Federal Power Commission. - o- PRESS AND MONOPOLY Newspaper publishers may be in for an all-important decision when U. S. District Judge Warren Ferguson in Southern California hands down his decision in the Los Angeles Times antitrust case. He is expected to rule that the Times must sell the San Bernardino Sun, located in the Times circulation area. In recent years many larger newspapers have acquired smaller newspapers, though most of them have gone outside their own circulation area. Thus the Philadelphia Bulletin has acquired the Santa Barbara News-Press on the West Coast, 3,000 miles away from Philadelphia. The Chicago Tribune has also acquired the Orlando Sentinel, about 2,000 miles away in Florida. The Justice Department sees no violation of the antitrust act in these purchases. However, it took a different view of the purchase of the San Bernardino Sun by the L. A. Times because that meant a concentration of newspaper power in a relatively small, densely populated area. This was why the L. A. Times was slapped with an antitrust suit. The decision by Judge Ferguson is expected to set newspaper history in the United States. - o - - BRITISH COMPETITION- While American newspapers have diminished in number and news services have tended to ward mergers, Reuters, the British news agency, has invaded the American market with new and extensive coverage. For the first time in history, Reuters is not relying on the Associated Press for domestic news coverage in the United States, but has established its own correspondents and bureaus from New York to the West Coast. Reuters now serves 65 newspapers in the United States, and in these days of increasing news monopoly, plans to give American newsgathering agencies a run for their money. - o - - DIXIECRAT-GOP STYMIES ANTI-CRIME BILL - Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Molnes- 5 paid $10,000 as an average base, it would not be too much." gmmtntnninmiinnmnifBmnmiimiia WATCH FOR OUR PREMIER SHOWING PARTY WHICH WILL FEATURE ALL OF THE NEW 1968 RCA VICTOR PRODUCTS MAKE PUNS NOW TO JOIN US I MORE DETAILS LATER 5TATi RADIO & TV SOCIETY NEWS Norton, Regina Baas, Glen Harms, Amanda Johnson, Alice Schultz, Oliver Bakken, Craig Smith, Helen Woods, John Blumer, Ann Presthus, Florence Macumber, and the honoree's daughter, Mrs. Florence Sorenson. As additional observance, Florence took her mother out to supper. - o - i FALL FESTIVAL FINAL PARTY The final weekly bridge party of the season was held at the Country Club Sept. 27 with Mrs. Roland Ostwald as hostess. Winners were Mrs. Merlin Baker, Delia Welter and Mrs. Virgil Gunder. New officers for the coming year are Mrs. Roy Bjustrom, Mrs. Ed Wolcott and Mrs. John Kohlhaas. - o - FAREWELL PARTY Mrs. Merle Webster and Mrs. Hugh Colwell gave a neighborhood party Thursday, a farewell for Mrs. Charles Osborn. Mrs. Osborn has sold her home on south Harlan street and is moving to Mason City. - o - 84 YEARS YOUNG Friends of Mrs. J. H. Nielsen spent Thursday with her to help her celebrate her eighty-fourth birthday. Guests were Mesdames Hans Porter, Walter Porter, Humboldt; Leslie Sorensen, Lee 0. Wolfe, John Tielebein, Richard Women of the Methodist W.S.C.S. are having a Fall Festival Oct. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. Each circle of the society will have a booth and fancy work, baked goods and Christmas gifts will be for sale. There will be lunch served from 11 o'clock till 1 o'clock. - o - PLAN MEETING The Kossuth County Women's Republican Club will meet in October for a sixth district council. The date and the place of the meeting will be announced later. - o - SOROPTIMIST CLUB The Soroptimist Club will meet Oct. 4, a business meeting. A social meeting will be held Oct. 10 with Delia and Edith Welter hostesses. Third I-argent Mexico City is the third largest city in North America after New York and Chicago. 'ITie population of the Mexican capital is nearly 3 million. THE FLAG IS FLYING IN MEMORY OF S/SGT. JAMES McMAHON WORLD WAR II - U. S. ARMY EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS 708 S. Phillips - Algona Phone 295 7153 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 Noon Sunday: 1 - 5 p-m. "Safety-in-the-Streets," the crime prevention bill, is now bogged down between a majority of the Senate which favors it and a majority of the House of Representatives which has tacked an unworkable provision to it. Between the two, the man and woman in the street who suffer from stickups, yokings and rape may be out of luck. Backing the Senate majority is Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who has made a more detailed study of police and crime prevention than probably any other attorney general. On the House side is a coalition of Dixiecrats who are afraid that if the federal government allocates the money for crime prevention, it will set up guidelines, and require Southern cities to hire a certain number of Negro police. Voting with the Dixiecrats in the House are Republican Congressmen who see a chance to allocate federal money to states which, for lack of courage to tax, don't raise funds for themselves. "The United States spends $12 billion a year on liquor," says Attorney General Clark, "and $8.8 billion on tobacco. In con- contrast we spend only $4 billion on criminal justice. This includes salaries to police, cost of jails and our whole correctional system, federal, state and local. "We have got to build up local police forces," emphasizes Clark. "The average policeman is grossly underpaid. If he were It's Dividend Time at the Land Bank We are owned by the people we serve. As owners, our members of record May 31. 1967, will be receiving dividend checks, payable October 1, 1967, amounting to 6% on the stock they own ... in this manner they are sharing in the earnings for the past year. 26 Dividends have been paid to stockholders during the past twenty years. If you need a long term loan on land, stop in. Let us tell you how you can automatically become a member-owner of the association—entitled to dividends, to all of the other advantages of a modern Land Bank loan. Federal Land Bank Association of Algona €73-74) f. H. HvtchhM, MM»9*r K«Hh R. H«p» A-Mwit H*l»n HMI. AuhUnt

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