The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1967 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 5, 1967
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WASH1RQTON lliajr-fit*lMMt WASHINGTON - Lyndon Johnson is undergoing more criticism than at any time in his long career. Last week two Republican moderates, Senators Thurston Morton of Kentucky and Clifford Case of New Jersey, lambasted him in major speeches. Even some Democrats feel that if he runs for re-election his presence on the ticket will hurt the party, help defeat some Democratic Representatives and Senators running for re-election. But LBJ is taking his licks philosophically. As a seasoned politician he knows that every President has rough times, inside as well as outside his own party. The criticism bothers him, but It does not greatly upset him. He notes to friends that our history books show that many Presidents have had it worse, and few wars have been "popular." George Washington, for example, was one of the most criticized Presidents In our history, and felt so strongly about it that he replied sharply to his critics. LBJ points out that even the Revolutionary War which won our independence from Britain had the support of only about half the people. During the war of 1812 against Britain, under President James Madison, the governor of Massachusetts sent a three-man delegation to Washington to accept the resignation of what he assumed to be a broken administration. Sen. Daniel Webster, the great New Hampshire orator, made a speech so bitter against President Madison that it was suppressed for a hundred years. Webster charged that Madison's government was "more tyrannical, more arbitrary, more dangerous, more allied to blood and murder and more full of every form of mischief. . . .than has been exercised by any civilized government in modern times." Abraham Lincoln also had severe critics, and at one time during the Civil War the Detroit Free Press charged "not a single Senator can be named as favorable to Lincoln's renomination for President." The draft system of the Civil War caused riots which in New York alone resulted in the death or injury of a thousand people. World War I was not "popular"; the country was almost evenly divided until the Ge r- mans started their unrestricted submarine warfare and Woodrow Wilson's request for power to arm American merchant ships was killed by a Senate filibuster. World War n similarly found the U. S. sharply divided, and President Franklin Roosevelt was under continuous bitter attack until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The Korean War was even more unpopular. Sen. Robert Taft, the highly respected Republican Senator from Ohio, called it "an utterly useless war" and Sen. William Jenner of Indiana, another Republican, charged that President Truman had sent U. S. troops to Korea "for the specific purpose of having them defeated." This is some of our history which President Johnson cites when he discusses criticism of his Vietnam policy, and critics such as Senators Morton and Case. - o - - HANOI STILL ADAMANT Ambassador Goldberg's revived peace proposals intheU.N. and the Canadian four-point program came just as discouraging news arrived from Saigon. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker cabled the gist of a conversation he had had with the Canadian representative on the Neutral Commission, who had just traveled through North Vietnam. The Canadian reported North Vietnamese officials are still adamant against any peace talks. They still believe they can win the war by waiting until after the U. S. election next year; the political tide is going with them; Johnson will be defeated and Republicans will pull out of Vietnam just as Eisenhower pulled out of the Korean War. The Canadian representative also had a conversation with a Russian diplomat in Hanoi, who expressed disillusionment and disappointment with the war and the hope that it could be ended. However, the Russian agreed that there is no end in sight, that Hanoi officials are rigid in their determination to continue fighting. The Canadian report is sub* stanUated by other reliable dip- BRKW FIARtOM lomatic sources, including Ambassador John Gronouski in Warsaw and Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson in Moscow. All these add up to the probability that there will be no peace discussions of any substance until after November 1968. President Johnson has diagnosed these reports carefully and has decided to dig in for the heaviest fighting American forces have yet seen in the war. Since the elections in South Vietnam a month ago, a strange silence has fallen over the two winning candidates, Chief of State Thieu and Premier Ky, now elected president and vice president. Marshal Ky has made no grandstanding statements, has not been seen in public, has not even posed for the photographers. Nor has President Thieu. As far as the public is concerned, they might almost have ceased to exist. The reason is that a battle royal is taking place behind the scenes between these two military men. Premier Ky has always been a headline hunter, doesn't like the idea of playing second fiddle to President Thieu. But under the constitution, new Vice President Ky will have very little to do. He will be merely a ceremonial officer. President Thieu, no grand- stander, is unlike Ky in other respects; is for example, willing to negotiate with North Vietnam and impressed American election observers with his common sense. He's also unhappy because Ky failed to deliver the votes he had promised for their ticket in the election. So don't be surprised if the Ky- Thleu backstage row suddenly breaks out in public. - o - -TAX LOOPHOLES INDANGER- Tempers are frayed, leadership is short, and accomplishment is next to nil in the House of Representatives these days. Though Congress has been in session for nine months, it has passed only four of the fourteen appropriations bills for the current fiscal year. This means most agencies are coasting on stopgap measures permitting them the same money as was appropriated last year. This was what opened the way to the Republican rebuff to an administration bill to permit emergency financing through the month of October. Republicans refused to pass it unless $5 billion was lopped off non-defense spending. Most significant point of this rebuff was that the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills of Arkansas, joined with the Republicans in cracking down on Johnson. Mills is an old friend of Johnson's but feels strongly that spending must be curtailed. Immediate reaction was not what he had anticipated. Northern Democrats on his tax-writing committee warned privately that they would retaliate against bills by demanding the plugging of tax loopholes, particularly the 271/2 per cent oil depletion allowance and the tax exemption on municipal industrial development bonds. - o - - WALTER WASHINGTON MAKES HISTORY George Washington, an owner of slaves, looked down from his portrait in the East Room of the White House as Walter E. Washington, great-grandson of a slave, took the oath of office as the mayor of the nation's capital. It was a historic ceremony, and as I watched it I could almost see a panorama of American history stretching back from the full length portraits of George and Martha Washington, from the beautiful chandeliers in the East Room, back to the days when the city of Washington was a rutty village on the banks of the Potomac. A lot of history lay between those days and the ceremony I was watching; a lot of history and a lot of progress. President Washington, as parsimonious as some of the Republicans who recently refused to continue the government budget for October, fired Major L'Enfant, the Fench planner who was laying out the streets of Washington, because he didn't think L'Enfant was entitled to a salary of $5 a day. But the beauty L'Enfant designed lives after him, the broad avenues, the parks, the monuments, though the heart of the city has decayed and been overcrowded by new Negro citizens from the South. President Johnson referred to this as he introduced the new mayor of Washington. "Beyond the monuments," he said, "urban erosion eats at a city's heart and at its hope. "It is alive with promise," he said, "and it houses the heritage of our history." Lakota Girl Is Married September 2 Mr. and Mrs. Vaun Clarence Olhausen are at home at Hilltop Trailer Court in Mankato where the groom is a student at Mankato State College. The couple was married Sept. 2 at Ramsey Reformed church at Titonka with Rev. John Janssen officiating for the 7:30 p. m. double ring ceremony. Mrs. Olhausen, the former Linda Lee Wirtjes, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wirtjes of Lakota. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Olhausen of Hartley are the groom's parents. Bridal attendants were Arlys Wirtjes, sister of the bride; Jeanne Schoening of Primghar, Sandra Smith of Clarion and Judy Berg of Rochester. Attending the groom were Craig Olhausen, brother of the groom; Charles Thompson of Primghar, Richard McCarty and Orlan Lux, both of Hartley. Mrs. Olhausen is a graduate of Lakota High School and Hamilton Business College of Mason City. Famed Pastor, Author Will Speak Here PURIlY^Jh IOCAI*1>./ V -"--'A' & DR. ELWIN MUELLER The Algona circuit of the Lutheran church - Missouri synod, will present an outstanding speaker, Dr. Elwln W. Mueller, for the circuit dinner meeting Oct. 12 at Trinity Lutheran church in Algona. Dr. Mueller will present the topic, "The Rural Church in Transition", followed by discussion. Dr. Mueller is Iowa educated, attending public school, Wartburg Academy and Wartburg Junior College in Waverly, and receiving a B.A. degree from the University of Iowa and a B. D. degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque. Dr. Mueller has been awarded the "Partners in 4-H" citation by the Co-op Extension Service of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture; the "1960DistinguishedService" award by the National Association of Soil and Water Conservation districts; a D.D. degree by Augustana Theological Seminary of Rock Island and L.H.D. by Wartburg College, Waverly. Dr. Mueller is author of four books: A Study of Lutheran Strength; A Profile of the Lutheran Church in the U.S.A.; The Silent Struggle for Mid America; and Mission in the American Outdoors as well as numerous booklets and an article on "Agrarian Problems and the Church, in the American Perspective" for the encyclopedia of the Lutheran church. M-D Club The Four Corner Mother and Daughter Club met Sept. 21 at the home of Ruth Arend, with Opal Simpson assisting. Secret sisters were revealed and new ones drawn. Neva Shipler gave a demonstration on making mints, also talked about feather flower- making and ceramics. The next meeting will be Oct. 12, at 2p.m., at the home of Alvina Walker, Marilyn Bjustrom assisting. Roll call will be My Hobby and members are asked to bring a sample, if possible. Loretta Broesder and Janice Lindhorst are in charge of the program and Iva Witham will give club cheer. WHY? If you read the Algona Upper Des Moines, YOU KNOW! MR. AND MRS. Francis Nelson and Derwood had as dinner guests Sunday Mrs. Carrie St. John, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Cink, Gerald, Patty and Janet, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cink, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Nelson, Todd and Carrie. The occasion was a birthday dinner for Francis Nelson and Julius Cink. PATTY CINK and Stella returned home Saturday after spending a week in Montreal, Canada, at the World's Fair. They saw many Interesting things and had a very good time. THOMAS H. KAIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kain, Algona, enrolled at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines beginning in the fall quarter. Thomas, a 1967 graduate of Algona High School, is taking the salesmanship, accounting and business management course. NANCY L. ELMORE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Elmore, Algona, enrolled at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines beginning in the fall quarter. Nancy, a 1967 graduate of Algona High School, is taking the junior secretarial course. SALLY BAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bay and a student at St. Olafs College at Northfield, Minn., had an emergency appendectomy there last Monday. Her parents went immediately, and her father was with her for a few days. Mrs. Bay remained at Northfield during the week to bring Sally home last weekend. She then took Sally back to Northfield Monday for her to resume classes. MR. AND MRS. Jess Dugan were visited last week by their daughter, Mrs. William (Mary) Hughes, Davenport, and Mr. and Mrs. John Long, Billings, Mont. Mr. and Mrs. Dugan were supper guests recently of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Boettcher, Burt. MR. AND MRS. Richard Cook were at Iowa City last weekend and took their son Gregory to enroll as a freshman at the University. Mrs. Nellie Cook accompanied her son and daughter-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cook to Okoboji Friday. The Cooks have purchased a house there and will spend a part of their time there and at their home on Potter's Hill. Higher Post Dr. Clair D. Rowe has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor at Ball State University, it was announced by Dr. John R. Emens, president. Head of the department of marketing in the college of business at Ball State, Dr. Rowe received his Ph. D. degree from the University of Iowa in March. He has been a member of the Ball State faculty since 1957 and became department head in 1965. Prior to coming to Ball State, Dr. Rowe was coordinator of distributive education at Algona High School. r • •!!•••••• •••••••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••I ••••••••• ••• ••••»!••••• ••••••••••••••••• for co an e venience — for cleanliness ectric washer and dryer Algona Municipal Utilities Real Estate Transfers Thursday, Oct. 5, 1967 6-Algona (Id.) Upper Des Moinftj Anderson, Miriam & Kenneth to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in NW 1/4 26-99-30. Anderson, Miriam & Kenneth to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int in S 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 23-99*30. Boever, Nina & Marvin to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in NW 1/4 26-99-30. Boever, Nina & Marvin to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. In S 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 23-99-30. Bowman, Edna E., sgl. to Alfred W. Jr. & Margaret N. Scha- dendort 8-28-67 Lute A.T. Stacy's Add. lot 4 blk 2; Algona. Bronson, Clayton R. & Corean E. to Duane F. Graybill, trustee 8-29-67 a tract of land located in SW 1/4 SE 1/4 comm. as see rec. 35-96-29. Christiansen, Leroy G. &Ruby A. to Leo M. & Marine M. Elmore 8-24-67 That pt. of NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of lots 2, 3 & 4 see rec. 30-95-28. Frank, Ada, sgl. to Beverly Meyer 8-29-67 An undiv. 1/2 int. in NE 1/4 25-94-27. Griffith, Phyllis & Keith to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in NW 1/4 26-99-30. Griffith, Phyllis & Keith to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in S 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 23-99-30. Jensen, Pauline & Maynard to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. NW 1/4 26-99-30. Jensen, Pauline & Maynard to Thomas Preston 8-28-67. Undiv. int in S 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 23-99-30. Kelly, Janyce & John to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in NW 1/4 26-99-30. Kelly, Janyce & John to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in S 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 23-99-30. Linde, Eloise & A.R. to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in NW 1/4 26-99-30. Linda, Eloise & A.R. to Thomas Preston et ux 8-28-67 Undiv. int. in S 1/2 SW 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 23-99-30. Montag, Ferd & Mary M. to Raphael Montag 8-29-67 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 20-94-30. Montag, Ferdinand & Mary M. to Harold Montag 8-29-67 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 30-94-30. Tietz, Rudolph H. & Clara A. to Ed & Elsie Wirtjes 8-29-67 S 1/2 Lots 7 & 8 blk 55 0. P., Algona. BAND DAY LUNCHES Women of the Moose Serving Saturday, October ^ At Lodge Hall 8:30 A.M.-3:OOP. M. 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