WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - Intelligence reports warn that American success in evading Soviet anti-aircraft fire and ground-to-air missiles should not be blamed upon the equipment but upon North Vietnamese incompetence. The North Vietnamese have such a shortage of trained technicians that the Russians have been extremely reluctant to entrust their best equipment to them. Intelligence reports also caution that American superiority over Soviet-built jets doesn't mean that Russian planes are Inferior. The North Vietnamese pilots simply aren't strong enough physically to withstand the strains of supersonic flight under combat conditions. Despite these factors, Hanoi and Haiphong still remain the most heavily defended cities in the world, with the possible exception of Moscow. Our losses have been averaging 10 planes for every 1,000 sorties, three times greater than our losses over other North Vietnames targets. Air Force generals grumble privately that a lot of good pilots and multi-million-dollar planes would have been saved if President Johnson hadn't waited so long to strike Hanoi and Hai- phong area before the anti-aircraft batteries and missile sites were installed. - o - - DEAN RUSK'S DECORUM - Despite critical interpretations, Secretary of State Rusk, the model of diplomatic decorum, did not lose his temper when he lashed out at critics of the Vietnam war. He was simply obeying orders. President Johnson had instructed Rusk to fire back with DREW PEARSON both barrels at war critics, and the Secretary simply did just that. The President has been growing increasingly impatient with his critics, who lately have been proliferating. So far, he has kept his temper in public. But in the privacy of the White House, LBJ has castigated his war critics with derogatory epithets that would singe innocent ears. The Defense Department isn't particularly upset, since it plans to resume military shipments to Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia anyhow. The decision was made last June, but has been held up because of the Senate crackdown on arms sales abroad. Senate and House conferees are still deadlocked over whether to appropriate $400 million to finance arms sales. As a result, the Pentagon is discreetly waiting until Congress takes final action before resuming shipments. The supplies, ordered before the Arab-Israeli war, consist chiefly of spare parts. However, jet planes have also been authorized for sale to Israel and Jordan. - o - - GOP BOWS TO DETROIT - The Republican Coordinating Committee, the party's top policy-making body, has charged that President Johnson's clean- air program lodges too much authority in the federal government. The committee demanded that air pollution be handled more by the states. Yet it was the Republican members of the House Commerce Committee who insisted upon federal controls. The Republicans, with help from a few Democrats, knocked a provision out of the anti-pollution bill that would have permitted California to set more stringent standards. The Republicans deserted their traditional state's rights stand, of course, because of pressure from the automobile industry. The auto manufacturers want the federal government to set and enforce the standards for all states. Otherwise, they would have to install special devices for cars sold in California. In other words, the Republicans put the big auto makers ahead of their traditional party principles against "big government." - o - - CAMBODIAN INTRIGUE - For several months, the State Department has been working behind the scenes to win Cambodia's left-leaning Prince Sihanouk over . to the West. He had shown positive signs of disenchantment with his communist neighbors. He accused them of infiltrating into his little country and interfering in its domestic affairs. He delivered a bristling attack upon Red China, ordered his ambassador home from Peking, kicked two communist sympathizers out of his cabinet and, finally, invited Mrs. John F. Kennedy to Cambodia next month to attend a ceremony dedicating a street in honor of the late President. The State Department urged her to accept, though diplomatic relations have been broken between Cambodia and the United States, and she agreed to go. Then surprisingly, Peking turned the other cheek and replied softly to the pink price. Premier Chou En-lai personally called in the prince's son, who was attending school in Peking, and handed him a conciliatory note to give to his father. The polite language contained a hint, of course, that Sihanouk might face a communist uprising in Cambodia if he continued his anti-communist activities. But the effect of the letter and other Chinese overtures was to heal the diplomatic breach. Finally, a Vietnamese-Cam- STRONG CHURCHES . . . "To lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. " — Colossians 1:10 If someone asked you to volunteer for a mission that could possibly result in death, what kind of a value would you place upon your life? What fee would you charge if someone offered to pay what you thought your life was worth? Life and health are most precious individual possessions. No sane person would trade or barter in either respect. So, make the most of your life. Make it worthy. You need not be wealthy to leave behind a monument to your existence. Good works, charity, and the example of a Christian life will keep you well remembered. 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Or when you appeal to have your automobile license restored without going through the normal 60-day period, the clerk will tell you candidly that you'll save time by waiting 60 days; it would take 90 days to appeal - all because so many state employees have t»een dropped from the licensing staff. - SLOW MOTION INTEGRATION- HEW Secretary John Gardner has reported in a confidential memo to President Johnson that Southern schools are merely going through the motions of integrating. Almost all of them have now submitted integration plans, showing how they are complying with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, so they won't lose their federal benefits. Yet Gardner acknowledged that de facto segregation still exists in most Southern schools. Negro pupils who enroll in traditionally white schools are so hounded and humiliated that few of them stick it out. And the schools are hiring few Negro instructors to teach anything other than gym classes. Gardner said his investigators can't keep up with all the Negro complaints. In Georgia alone, which has one of the better compliance records, more than one- fourth of the state's 195 school districts are under investigation by HEW. - o - — CAN SHIRLEY WIN ?- The big question in California is whether it will continue the current trend of putting actors in charge of government. The question will be decided next month when Northern Cali- fornlans vote on whether to send Shirley Temple, now Mrs. Charles Black, to Congress. The little girl movie star who entranced so many children 30 years ago is now running on the Republican ticket on a morality platform. Ironically, the public has forgotten that Shirley isn't particularly well-qualified to talk about morality. When she sued her first husband, John Agar, the packing house heir, for divorce, he replied with a blistering cross-complaint accusing her of similar misconduct. The world was shocked. Public reaction was so bad that Shirley's box office days ended. Moviegoers who had seen Shirley for years as the demure little girl, now learned that she was embroiled in a nasty divorce suit. Hedda Hopper, the Hollywood columnist, reported that Shirley's divorce was "on most people's minds. They are taking it harder than Ingrid Bergman's. To say that she has disappointed millions is putting it mildly." Shirley had star red in the summer of 1949 in a new picture, "A Kiss for Corliss", sharing billing with David Niven. The picture got A-l advance reviews and was considered such a sure hit that it was booked on the entire Loew Circuit, including' the Capitol Theatre in New York. The cross-fire of accusations in the divorce suit, however, ended that. There were immediate cancellations. Shirley's name was hissed by some audiences, loans to finance the film were jeopardized, and the producers never did recover all of their money. That was the last picture Shirley Temple ever made. Shirley Temple's affairs were her business up until the time she started running for Congress on a morality program. At that time they became the public's business. Note - Shirley is running in a field of candidates so numerous you can hardly count them, which should help her because hers is the name everyone knows. - o - - ACTORS AND POLITICS - Of California's other two actors now gone government, Sen. George Murphy, the ex-soft-shoe dancer, is enjoying relative ol>- scurity in the Senate, while Gov. Ron Reagan is enjoying great popularity outside California, less in California. Reagan, who never played a lead role in a "B" picture, is now playing the lead role in making California a "B" state. When you apply for industrial accident insurance in California after you suffer injury on the job, you find that it takes months and months to receive compensation. Reagan has dropped so many state employees from the compensation staff that it's phycially impossible to get your !OTTOSEN I Mr. and Mrs. Percy Watnem were Sunday night visitors at the Paul Watnem home at FQemme. Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Worster were Sunday supper guests at the home of her mother, Mrs. Anna Honn at Humboldt. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zeman and Norman were Sunday dinner guests at the Albert Zeman home in Dakota City. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Erickson of Rodman were Sunday dinner guests at the Roy Enocksonhome. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Enockson of Ft. Dodge were afternoon visitors. ANNIVERSARY Chester O'Connor, New Hampton prominent businessman, celebrated his 50th anniversary in business there on Sept. 19. Mr. O'Connor has a clothing storo which lias Iteen in the same location in New Hampton since it was opened in 191". Thursday, Oct. 26, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper De» MoiflM-3 from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK} DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I The Louisiana Purchase treaty was ratified, October 20, 1803. Spain opened the Mississippi River to Americans, October 20. 1795. Captain Eddie Rickenbacker disappeared In plane flight, October 21, 1942. Sam Houston of Virginia was elected first president of the Republic of Texas, October 22, 1838. The Metropolitan Opera House opened In New York City, October 22, 1883. The Erie Canal between Utica and Rome, N. Y. opened for navigation. October 23, 1819. A nationwide 40-hour wage law became effective, October 24, 1938. Benjamin Franklin advocated crop Insurance, October 24. 1788. The first trademark was registered In the U. 8., October 25, 1870. The New York subway opened, October 25, 1904. A washing machine with rotary motion was patented by H. E. Smith, October 26, 1858. So much more car '68 CHEVY H NOVA COUPE The day ol the plain Jane economy car has come and gone. Chevrolet has something far finer to offer. LONG HOOD, SHORT DECK You get your economy now under Nova's new swept-back roof You get your engine dependability under Nova's new long hood. Yuu get your rust prevenlion beneath Nova's new rounded fenders and larger body. SUPERLATIVE RIDE You get the smoothest in handling, too. The wheel stance is wider, the rear suspension has been redesigned, and there is a new cushion-mounted front end. Nova feels like it's a thousand pounds heavier. It rides with amazing silence ;md smoothness. NEW ALL OVER The grillp <*•, ni'w The interior IB new. (There's even a special custom interior you c.in o'dei. the likes of which no economy car has over offered before ) The standard V8 is bigger, more powerful So is the standard Six with its new Monojet carburetor that contributes to qre.iter efficiency, economy and per- lormance There are ni.iny new safety features, including energy-absorbing front r.eat backs to go along with the proved GM-developed energy-absorbing steering column. And when you equip a Nova with the SS package, you look out over a special tiood and black accented grille, housing a 350-cubic- inch Turbo-Fire V8. Front to back. Chevy n Nova's now a driving enthusiast's kind ol car but. fortunately for you. it still comes at a saving enthusiast's kind ol price. Very low. For so little: $ 2261 Manufacturer's suggested retail price for standard Sin Chevy TJ Nova Coupe shown ubov<; includes Federal Excise Ta*, suggested dealer delivery and handling charges. Model shown above equipped ol additional coil with Custom Exterior $84.30, Whttc Walls $31.35, Wheel Covers $21.10. Transportation charge*, accessories, optional equipment, stale and local ta*e» additional. Be smart! Be sure! Buy now at your Chevrolet dealer's. 14-0115 ORTHO NH., is great for fall farming because it stays where you put it until your crops need it next spring. When soil temperatures are 50" or less. OKTHO NH :i stays firmly attached to soil particles. As the soil warms up in the spring ammonia changes to available nitrogen for your crops. You don't have to wait until the busy spring months to make your big nitrogen application. Make OKTHO NH :j) a part of your fall farming program. Next spring you'll be glad you did. SEE YOUR ORTHO DEALER. .ORTHO; CHEVRON CHEMICAL COMPANY OKTHO DIVISION. Ortho Way. Fort Madison, Iowa «627 1'art of the ^rcat group of Chevron companies.
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