The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 12, 1967 · Page 12
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Break Ground New LuVerne Library LuVerne held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new $40,000 library Sunday afternoon, October 1. Those who participated in the initial earth-moving were, with shovels, Jim Mallory, chairman of the building committee and mayor of LuVerne; Mrs. Alice Hinz, LuVerne librarian for the past 12 years; and Mrs. Lyle Shelton. president of the library board. Observing the activities are Miss Ann McKinley of Mason City, north central field representative of the State Traveling Library, and Stanford Griffith of Ft. Dodge, architect. (Humboldt Republican Photo) out that the communists, aware of our reluctance to hit populated places, are using them as sanctuaries. They haul their supplies in quick spurts from sanctuary to sanctuary. Their missile-launching sites and antiaircraft gun emplacements have also been deliberately concentrated in civilian centers. - o - WASHINGTON Meny-Go-Round was opposed to risking American lives, he said, to bomb a truck under a tree or a tire factory that was producing only 30 tires a day. In response to this argument the joint chiefs knocked 30 targets off their list. But they refused to remove important targets in populated areas, and McNamara refused to approve raids on civilian centers. The Secretary of Defense also has noted that the infiltration rate has increased from 1,500 a month at the end of 1965 to 6,500 a month today, despite the bombing. As fast as the bombing is stepped up, he says, Hanoi merely has released more men from its standing army to infiltrate across the 17th parallel. Probably the most persuasive argument during the long debate came from the President's foreign affairs adviser, Walt Rostow, who is one of the original architects of the bombing policy. He cited captured Viet Cong documents, which indicate the communists would use a bombing pause to build up their military capability in the south. A unilateral bombing halt, Rostow insisted, instead of producing a settlement would prolong the fighting. Secretary of State Rusk, also a hawk, agreed with Rostow, citing the experience in North Korea where the communists took advantage of every lull to renew their strength and delay the need for a settlement. In the end, the President accepted the Rusk-Rostow reasoning, but also some of the McNamara caution against all-out escalation. - o D RE W PEARSON _ MC NAMARA VIEWPOINT - _ SPACE AGE TECHNOCRACY - WASHINGTON - President Johnson, despite growing protests from the doves, has positively decided not to halt the bombing of North Vietnam this year. He will take another look at the situation during the traditional Christmas-New Year truce. His decision has ended a policy debate that has been raging backstage in the White House for several weeks. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, of course, put up the strongest arguments for stepping up the bombing. They favor applying whatever military force is necessary to defeat North Vietnam, regardless of the political risks. Specifically, they wanted to knock out the North Vietnamese ports of Haiphong, Cam Pha and Hong Gai. They also watned to hit the remaining unbombed airfields in North Vietnam. They submitted a list of other targets, both military and industrial, including several in population centers. They pointed Secretary of Defense McNamara, on the other hand, has argued that destruction of the ports would increase the danger of direct confrontation with Russia for no purpose. Only a small percentage of North Vietnam's military supplies, he says, are delivered by sea. If the ports were destroyed, it would merely increase Hanoi's reliance on the overland routes across China. McNamara also submitted a list of targets that he believed simply weren't worth the risk. He STRONG ''You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and keep his charge, his statutes, his ordinances, and his commandments always." — Deuteronomy 11:1 God is not an overseer. God's commandments are not posted like highway signs along the pathway of life. God sends no written instructions, delivers no oral pronouncements. Each man knows God in his own way. Each man seeks, or ignores. But, for every man, there is the waiting guidelines to be found in Christian living. You will know God, love God, if you apply the principles of Christianity to every pursuit, to every facet of daily living. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 _ Algong, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC, O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA "Where Shopping Is A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 — Algona, Iowa BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg, Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street - 295-5206 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver CMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires — Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO, Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors - Trucks ••- Farm Equipment Defense Department contracts are noted for their complexities, partly because government officials have genius when it comes to making a simple subject complicated. The following is from a Commerce Dally Bulletin listing of government projects: "Purchasing ^ContractingOf- fice, U. S. Army "Natick Laboratories, Natick, Mass. 01769. "A - Research and development sources sought. Firms having capabilities in the field of design, fabrication, testing and delivery of prototypes of a portable outside toilet (pot) are invited to submit complete information to the purchasing office listed below. Phase I work calls for design study and fabrication of pilot model; phase EL for testing and acceptance of pilot model; phase ni for fabrication of a limited quantity of prototypes, drawings and manuals. Technical data is required. This is not a request for proposal. Complete information including past experience in the field and facilities available must be submitted to this office within ten days from date of this publication identified as 0-36-R and addressed to contract specialist. AC 617, 6531000, Ext 276. Collect calls not acceptable." - o- - ANTIMISSILE SYSTEM- The $5 billion antimissile system which President Johnson has now agreed to build to protect the United States against possible attack by Red China is a significant example of how our government operates. Neither Secretary McNamara nor the President wanted this expenditure, especially when Congress is demanding drastic economy in government, because the best intelligence estimates are that Red China can't be a serious threat to the U. S. for years. The best estimates are that Peking will test its first intercontinental missile by the end of this year, but will not have even a small arsenal of operational ICBMs before the mid-70s. And if it were to use this entire small arsenal against the U. S., we could retaliate with such force that Red China would be devastated- a heavy price for a token blow against the U. S. Furthermore, the Red Chinese have been pragmatic about risking any real military showdown with the U. S. Even in Korea, the Chinese troops were reported to be "volunteers" fighting beside the North Koreans; and few if any Chinese have shown up in the Vietnam fighting. Further, Peking has followed a policy of restraint toward Chiang Kai- shek's Formosa regime, mostly because it is under U. S. protection. It even has refrained from serious attacks on Quemoy and Matsu, the small Nationalist-held islands lying just off the coast of mainland China. With all their other problems- including an unfriendly Russia on the border - it seems highly unlikely that Red China's leaders in the mid-70s would risk everything in a suicidal attack on the U. S. The public is entitled to know why the President and Secretary McN&mara reversed their previous decision and decided to build an anti-Chinese missile defense system. The answer is that the people who forged the decision were the defense contractors who stand to make a whopping profit out of it. They brought quiet pressure on Congressional friends who in turn brought pressure upon the administration. The great corporations primarily responsible were McDonnell Douglas, the Martin Company, General Electric, Sperry Rand, Raytheon, and Western Electric and Bell Telephone Laboratories. The following corporations also will get a piece of the $5 billion pie: AVCO, Block Engineering, Burroughs, Burndy, Control Data, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Hughes Aircraft, Radio Corporation of America, Sperry Gyroscope, TRW, and Wheeler Laboratories. All lobbied with their friends on Capitol Hill for the ABM system. - o - - FOOTBALL VS. BASEBALL - When a friend once asked the Chief Justice why he was so interested in baseball, he replied: "I just enjoy it. When I go to bed and want to get my mind off a difficult legal problem, I just think about baseball or football." When Warren was governor of California he was asked informally to become Baseball Commissioner. He didn't accept because it would have taken him away from home too much, and he had just finished a political campaign which had forced him to be away from his family. Much as he enjoys baseball, the Chief Justice predicts that the ball clubs will have to speed up their play if they don't want to lose out to professional football. The crowds get tired of the long delays while the pitcher winds up, and the leagues will have to honor the requirement, now ignored, that the pitcher be given only 30 seconds from the time he receives the ball until he delivers it over the plate. The Chief is just as much of a football fan as he is a baseball fan and thinks if s becoming a more exciting sport. He gets a bigger kick out of some of those beautifully executed forward passes than he does from some of the arguments he has to hear before the Supreme Court. - o - - DUBIOUS PRIZE FIGHTS - There is one sport the Chief Justice is skeptical about-prize fighting. He enjoyed wrestling in the days of Strangler Joe Louis, when wrestling was a real battle of strength, not theatrics. But when Sonny Listen refused to get up in the sixth round to continue the fight against Cassius Clay, the Chief Justice joined in the general public skepticism. Warren used to be district attorney of Alameda County, California, and Iwcame suspicious of heavyweight fights at the time Primo Camera came through Thursday, Oct. 12, 1967 Algeria, (la.) Upper DM MdlftW-3 town and was put in the ring with a run-of-the-mine fighter named Godfrey. In the fourth round Godfrey almost had Camera on the ropes. Then in the sixth round, with Godfrey going strong, his seconds threw in the sponge. That night Camera and his managers drove out of town to catch a train. They didn't dare board a train at the main railroad station. They would have been mobbed. There was no law against prize-fight fixing in Oakland at that time, but the -district attorney, later governor of California and now Chief Justice of the United States, subsequently, saw that one was passed. Flower Show The Algona Garden Club will sponsor a flower show Wednesday, October 18, in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church. Theme of the show is "Highlights of Holidays", in which members display arrangements and groupings suitable for various holidays throughout the year. The show is open to the public, with a 50- cent admission fee being charged from 1:30 to 5 p.m. A special program will be presented at 2 p.m. by Mrs. Clarence Anderson, Laurens, a judge of flower shows. Tea, coffee and cookies will be served. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S" FAVORITE NEWSPAPER f^l^W<9WWWWW^www^ ^•-^•^•^-^--^~~~ PLAY - WIN - PLAY - WIN UPER PRO T M WIN ONE - 1000 1968 MUSTANGS OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH PRIZES... Collect Matching Pictures of Pro Football Players — No Purchase Is Required GET YOUR PICTURE ENTRY FORM AT BEHR STATE & JONES SERVICE ALGONA ut-AJ—12 '/s f ^s?t^"* «HBM//^§ 17 U 19 » *1 V/ * It * ?» " /i* »»» a j"f>£*£*'?£ WISCONSIN Wirren P. Knowles Millions of Americans celebrate "Cooperative Month" 12 times a year... ...9 Midwest governors make Cooperative Month official during October! For the millions of Americans who are member-patrons of cooperatives, every month proves again that it pays to do business the cooperative way. They learn that cooperatives are a national asset, constantly building the economic strength of our state and community. They learn that cooperatives are owned and controlled by hometown people. They learn that cooperative savings and earnings are returned to hometown people ... to the very people who do business the cooperative way. • Cooperatives are so important to so many people and so many communities — month after month — that our Governor and eight others in the Midwest have officially proclaimed October as Cooperative Month. It's your invitation to learn more about cooperatives and how they can work for you. • Let's get together on the details soon! LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Jerry Hoffman, Mgr. WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO R. W. Jurgens, Mgr, TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stptt, Mgr. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. L. Matheion, Mgr. FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR Curtis Luro, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR E. F. Immerfall, Mgr, LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE ... loreru Geifetnautr, Mgr. WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schulti, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR Ronald Jurgtnf, Mgr, * • N *T|QNAV-

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