The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 19, 1967 · Page 13
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{from HISIORV'S SCRAPBOOK} I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I The White House cornerstone was laid, October 13, 1792. Born on October 14 were William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania (1644) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890). Successful dirigible tests were revealed by Count Zeppelin, October 15, 1900. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced in Europe, October 15, 1582. The U. S. Mint in Philadelphia was established, October 16, 1786. October 16, 1940 was Selective Service registration day. The U. S. destroyer "Rearny" was torpedoed off Iceland, October 17, 1941. The Japanese base at Lae, New Guinea, was captured by U. S. forces, October 17, 1943. Congress demobilized the American Army, October 18, 1782. Germany withdrew from the League of Nations, October 19, 1933. WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON-Dictator Nasser has softly started whistling a new diplomatic tune. He has dropped hints that he is willing to renew diplomatic relations with the United States, has started to withdraw his troops from Yemen, has even suggested that the Middle-East crisis might be settled by an international accord which would guarantee the sovereignty of all Middle Eastern countries, including Israel. He could not, because of internal pressures, negotiate directly with Israel or recognize the Jewish nation openly. But the international agreement would amount to de facto recognition. In return, Nasser wants Israeli forces to withdraw from all the Arab territory they occupied during the six-day war. He suggests privately that the United States use its influence to persuade the Israelis to accept these terms. In turn, he will use his influence with Arab extremists to persuade them to compromise. Nasser's feelers have been worded in guarded language, but there seems to be no question that he is looking for a deal. Some State Department experts are urging their superiors to meet Nasser halfway. They point out that the United States was morally committed by the 1950 Tripartite. Declaration to defend the boundaries then existing, including those of the Arab nations. The United States has just as clear an obligation to help restore the Arabs' lost frontiers, they argue, as to defend the sovereignty of South Vietnam. However, top policymakers aren't yet convinced. They want Nasser to repudiate his charge that the United States joined Israel in the attack upon the Arabs. If the Egyptian dictator will make a public apology, then they may . feel more inclined to do business with him. - o - - RELUCTANT REAGAN- Republican leaders in Wisconsin, pledged to support Richard Nixon for President, have urged California's Ronald Reagan to file an affidavit withdrawing l.ls name from the Wisconsin primary. Despite Reagan's public insistence that he is not running for the White House, he at first flatly refused. They continued to press him until he agreed to think it over. Insiders still don't expect him to bow out. - o - - LOWER DRAFT STANDARDS- Secretary of Defense McNamara has ordered the armed forces to accept more misfits and school dropouts for military service, so President Johnson won't be forced to increase the draft of higher-grade men or call up the reserves on the eve of the 1968 election, One hundred thousand draftees from the next-to-lowest category, turned down in the past, will be inducted this year. They are given special training with more emphasis on the use of charts, films and closed-circuit television. One side benefit has been to prepare Negro dropouts for useful work, which will help them find jobs after their return to civilian life. The armed services also have been less cavalier about washing our recruits who don't make the grade during basic training. The Marines, for example, have set up a diet table and give special training to overweight recruits who formerly would have been discharged, Misfits are also being given a second chance. In some cases, those hard to handle have been stripped of their clothes and com* pelled to stand in front of a mirror, admiring themselves for a couple of hours, This has worked miracles in taking some of the arrogance out of them. - o - - HAIR-DO PANIC - Kathleen Gray, a pretty young bride-to-be, caused a small panic last week in Jean Louis' Beauty Salon in Washington. She made an appointment to have her hair styled in the same fashionable Connecticut Avenue salon used by the First Lady and her daughter Luci. Kathleen was sitting peacefully under the drier when Jean Louis noticed she was using Lady Bird's personal drier. She was asked to change to another drier. But Kathleen, not wishing to take any risks with her new hair-do, sweetly refused to budge. - o - - LOUISIANA'S OIL SENATOR- Sen. Russell Long, D-La., has laid two big eggs at this session of Congress. Now he is preparing to produce a third. First, he tied up the Senate several weeks trying to ram his plan for financing presidential elections down the throats of his colleagues. Then he conducted a rambling, hyperbolic defense 6f Sen. Tom Dodd, claiming Dodd was no worse then other Senators. His colleagues ended up angrier at Long than at Dodd. Egg No. 3 is a sneak rider which Long intends to attach to an upcoming welfare bill, limiting imports of oil, textiles, lead, zinc, steel, meat and dairy products. Senate GOP Leader Everett Dirksen already has warned that Long intends to tack these import quotas on an old-age pension bill that President Johnson will be unwilling to veto. What Dirksen didn't mention- it would have violated Senate "courtesy" - is that Long would profit personally on the oil import increases he is proposing. He happens to be a heavy stockholder in the Win or Lose Oil Company, founded by his father, the late Kingfish, and now owned chiefly by Russell and his mother. One share of this stock used to be worth $25,000; now is much higher. A reason for the Senator's interest is that the fuel oil supply for home heating in Northeastern states has dropped to the lowest level since 1950, with less than a 70-day supply held by distributors plus a 70-day reserve in storage tanks. Thiscouldlead to a heating emergency and higher prices later. The threatened shortage is due partly to the fact that tanker sun- able to use the Suez Canal must travel longer routes, sharply cutting shipping capacity. In addition, the Interior Department's import quota system policy has been to hold down imports so as to keep prices up. Since the tanker shortage will continue indefinitely, Long wants to make certain that oil companies, including his own, can reap maximum profits from the squeeze. - o - -PEKING PUTS ON PRESSURE- Cambodia's Prince Sihanouk, who has been backpedaling from communism, has received a warning from Red China that he had better stop his anti-Commun- ist activities. The warning came in the form of a note from Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, who delivered it to the Prince's son before his return home from school in Peking. The note hinted that Sihanouk might have an upheaval on his hands at home if he didn't toe the Peking line more faithfully. - o • - ECUADORIAN MISH-MASH - Ambassador WymberleyCoerr who was unceremoniously bounced out of Ecuador, was doing one of the best jobs of the many highly qualified ambassadors the State Department has sent lately to Latin America. Coerr, however, was up against the fact that Ecuador is one of the poorest countries in South America and has a two-crop economy, bananas and cocoa, and the United States has dealt cavalierly with the prices of both. What Latin America needs more than foreign aid are stable price supports on cocoa, bananas, coffee, andiin. As a result of Ecuador's fluctuating economy, few presidents have finished out their terms, and President Arosemena Gomez, who tangled with Ambassador Doerr, was installed by the military as a stopgap. Under the circumstances he is doing a good job, but operates with a chip on his shoulder. He was the only Latin American president who rubbed LBJ the wrong way at the Pan American Summit Conference last April. Sparks flew between the two men the minute they met each other, and Arosemena later refused to sign the Punta del Este agreement. President Johnson had spent 48 hours studying the personalities of each Latin American president in advance and got along famously with everyone except Arosemena. Note: The ambassador's attractive wife Janet is a specialist on writing children's books, has published some of the most popular illustrated books for small children. Local Youth Is Award Winner in Welding For the fourth consecutive year, an Algona High School industrial arts student has placed 6th or higher in the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation high school shop award program. Donald R. Riedinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Riedinger, received a sixth place award in national competition. A check for $25 accompanied the award. Don's entry was a scroll tending jig which simplifies the method of bending scrolls or designs used in wrought iron work. It also insures that the scrolls are uniform and is adaptable for round or flat iron. Don is, at STRONG CHURCHES "Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." — 1 Corinthians 16:13, 14 Would not life be pleasant if we were free to do only the things we enjoy doing? Would we find a state of complete happiness if we awoke each morning and knew that no one expected us to do anything at all? The truth probably, is that most of us would be quite miserable. We could not live an aimless existence. Our very nature compels us to recognize and accept responsibilities. We know where our duty lies, even if we would let someone else have the job, given half a chance. We should try to enjoy more the things we do not like to do. We cannot make ourselves love everything we do, but we can do more with the spirit of love. These Special Weekly you by the following ••• 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 _ Algonq, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlynd, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. Q. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA "Where Shopping Is A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 Church Messages brought to PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: ••••••••••••••••••••••••< SHUTS 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 the present time, enrolled at Northern Iowa University and majoring in industrial arts. The scroll bending Jig designed by Don was also used in competition at Cedar Falls last spring and won him a four-year scholarship amounting to over $1000. Ed Meyer, metals instructor at the local high school, has had a first place winner, a third place winner, and now two sixth place winners in national competition, winning a total of $300. A national publication by the Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation is currently displaying a weather vane made by Don's brother Randy, which won him a first place and $200 prize money. Held Meeting Kossuth County Council for Retarded Children held a meeting Oct. 10. Kenneth Heagly, Ft. Tnursd0y, Oct. 19, 1967 Alflena (la.) Upp«f D«i Molnt«-3 Dodge, who was to speak was unable to be present. He will come at a later date. An informal discussion by teachers from trainable and educatable rooms proved of interest. As of now, 53 children from the county benefit from the school. NEED A TYPEWRITER FOR SCHOOL? YOU GET THE BEST DEAL AT THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUB. CO THE FLAG IS FLYING IN MEMORY OF S/SGT. HERBERT 0. ENGSTROM WORLD WAR II- U.S. ARMY EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS 708 S. Phillips - Algona Phone 295-7153 Monday-Fridoy: 9 a.m. • 5. p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 Noon Sunday: 1 - 5 p»m. down to your gas company or gas appliance dealer now during the Great Autumn Sale for BARGAIN BUYS ON NEW GAS RANGES ^•••'.wviJ* - y •"<•,'; •. •> • •;.•'; w- ; -4A, -'.••:?,„. For a delightful balance of super oven capacity and convenience, put new life in your kitchen with an Ultramatic 3O. NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. 295-34*4 "Where Service is more than a Name' 10 EAST STATE ••••«••*••••< ALOONA NORTH IOWA APPLIANCE 295*3818 "We Service What We Sell" 310 E. State Algeria

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