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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1967
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - The Joint Chiefs of Staff have conceded privately that they will soon run out of targets to bomb in North Vietnam. The port of Haiphong probably will be spared because it is full ol nonbelligerent ships. The Hanoi airport also isn't likely to be bombed, because the planes of all nations use it. This leaves few other military targets that haven't been hit at least once. Some of the damaged bridges and railroads have been repaired, of course, and must be hit again. But in another three months there probably will be no military targets left that haven't been bombed- except Haiphong's harbor and Hanoi's airport. Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh, the sly old North Vietnamese leader, has told Western visitors that he expects the Vietnam war to drag on for many more years. He contends that the United States has too many worldwide commitments, and too much difficulty at home, to send more than 500,000 men to Vietnam, and that the Viet Cong, supported by North Vietnam, can outlast an American army of this size. If the U. S. expands the war, he argues further, it will merely scatter our troops and make it easier for the communists. Whether Ho's analysis is right or wrong, the visitors report that he seems to believe it. This is a further indication he isn't likely to agree to peace talks in the foreseeable future except, of course, on his own terms. - o - - DOUBLE-CHECKING SECRET AGENTS - U. S. intelligence agents have asked the Bolivian government for a peek at the diary of the slain communist revolutionary, Che Guevara. They want to study it for information on Guevara's activities for the 30 months since he mysteriously vanished from the Cuban high command. Our agents not only are curious about what Guevara was up to, they want to double-check the reliability of informants who claimed to know during this period what the communist mystery man was doing. - o - -CAPTIVE CARDINAL- This may be denied, but the American Embassy in Hungary would like to get rid of its celebrated guest, Cardinal Minds- zenty. He has become a classic example of "the man who came to dinner." He showed up in the legation in Budapest eleven years ago seeking asylum, and has refused to leave, though both Pope John and Pope Paul sent emissaries to plead with him to move to the Vatican. The Hungarian government has agreed to let him out of the country. But he won't go unless the communist government makes concessions it regards as impossible. The stern and stubborn 77- year-old Cardinal has outlasted a succession of U. S. ministers and ambassadors; in fact, he has now been there longer than any American in the place. During the interval the legation has become an embassy, a mark of the importance we place on improving relations with Hungary. Cardinal Mindszenty's presence has been an obstacle, however, to achieving normalcy. When Cardinal Konig arrived in Budapest recently to plead again with the old prelate to come home to the Vatican, the embassy people joined in the appeal. Cardinal Mindszenty promptly announced that he would leave the embassy, if he wasn't wanted, but would not accept a safe-conduct pass out of the country, which meant the Hungarian government would have no alternative but to arrest him. Since America would then be blamed for pushing him out into the hands of the communist police, our new ambassador to Hungary, Martin Hillenbrand, hurried to Budapest ahead of schedule to try to soften up the Cardinal. But the Vatican and the U. S. government combined couldn't change the old man's mind. It looks as if "the man who came to dinner" will continue his stay a while longer. - o - - EDUCATIONAL POLO- Many tax-free foundations do a DREW PEARSON great deal of good, which is the reason they were given tax exemption. Nobody quarrels with this loophole in our tax laws; we need all the charitable and educational funds we can get. Unfortunately, some foundations are not what they claim to be. This is why Rep, Wright Patman, D-Tex., is raising a fuss about them; many have been set up by the wealthy simply as a means to escape paying taxes, which is not what Congress originally intended. There's one illustration of what Congress did not have in mind in Virginia, just outside of Washington: The Governor Westmoreland Davis Foundation of Leesburg. This foundation was established in 1955 by the late Mrs. Westmoreland Davis in honor of her husband, who was governor of Virginia from 1918 to 1922. Right now, it is planning to spend its tax-exempt funds on an elaborate horse-riding complex, including three polo fields, an indoor riding arena with spectator stands, out-door horseshow grounds, and stables for 200 horses. Previously, the foundation's tax-free funds have been used chiefly to restore the late governor's 1,200-acre estate at Morven Park and Ravenswood Farm near Leesburg. The resident manager, Charles Ototey, explained to this column that the foundation's purpose is not to provide a playground for the wealthy horselovers of Virginia; it will be a school for teaching riding and how to play polo. Few ghetto dwellers, of course, play polo or ride to the hounds. To the foundation such a school may seem desirable, educational and charitable; it may not to Congressmen who read this. - o - - SPACIOUS UMBRELLA- President Johnson seems to have succeeded, at least temporarily, in blocking the tariff increases that several Senators from HIS WRY'$ SCRAPBOOK) DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I The first shot was fired by American troops in France, October 27, 1917. The Statue of Liberty, gift of France, was unveiled on Bed- loe'8 Island, October 28, 1886. The Volstead act was passed by Congress, October 29. 1919. The U. S. selective service became effective. October 29. 1940. The province of Carolina was carved from Virginia by royal grant to Sir Robert Heath, October 30, 1629. Nevada entered the Union, October 31, 1864. The British government announced plans to "nationall/e" civil airlines, radio and cable systems, November 1, 1945. The first successful radio broadcast was made by Station KDKA, Plttsburg, November 2, 1920. intended to tack on to the Social Security bill. The President passed the word that he would veto the bill, even if it meant killing old age benefits along with it. He also warned Senators that 17 diplomatic notes, one of them a joint note from the four Scandinavian countries, had been received, threatening retaliation against American products. So most of the protectionists agreed not to press for their tariff increases at this time. But Senator Dirksenof Illinois, the Senate Republican Leader, has refused to call off the fight. The head of the Caterpillar plant in Dirksen's home town wailed to him that foreign countries would also increase their tariffs on American goods hurting our exports. Dirksen still wouldn't budge. His junior Republican colleague from niinois, Sen. Charles Percy, phoned to say that he would have to oppose him on the tariff boosts. Dirksen merely replied: "The Republican umbrella has always been a very spacious umbrella, and that umbrella is still very commodious." Dirksen may have been outmaneuvered, but he definitely hasn't given up the fight. - BLACK REBELLION SPREADS- The black rebellion is now spreading across the country into the Negro neighborhoods of the smaller cities. It doesn't seem to matter that these cities have had good race relations in the past. In Tacoma, Wash., for instance, black militants are talking about violence as the only- way to win equality. At a recent closed-door meeting, Les Macintosh and Bob Redwine, two black militants from nearby Seattle, told a group of angry young Negroes that marching might not be enough to bring changes. "We must exhaust every menas at our disposal in the community," Macintosh said. "If that doesn't work, then we might have to knock off a couple of cops." Macintosh's speech points up the frustrations of Negroes in the state of Washington, despite the fact that both Senators, Warren Magnuson and Henry "Scoop" Jackson, have been in the forefront of the civil rights fight on Capitol Hill. Just a few months ago, Gov. Dan Evans sought Macintosh's Thursday, Nov. 2, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper De» Moinei-3 aid when it appeared that race riots were brewing in Seattle. Macintosh helped to cool things off. Now, however, he says he isn t sure he did the right thing. Redwine, a young, skinny SNCC worker who calls whites "honkeys" like Rap Brown and poses like George Lincoln Rockwell with a corncob pipe, told Tacoma's angry young men that he and Macintosh would not appear as leaders in the Tacoma activities. "We're just here to advise you," he said. Then he took his hand-picked "leaders" aside for more words "so these hon- keys can't hear us," referring to two sympathetic whites who had been admitted to the meeting. Half Million In Savings Bonds Sold In County F. L. McMahon, Algona, volunteer county savings bond chairman, reported that sales of Series E and H savings bonds and Freedom Shares In Kossuth county during September were $48,043. This gives the county a nine- month total of $542,378 for 69 percent of its 1967 quota. Sales in all of Iowa during September were $6,727,823, giving the state a nine-month total of $76,327,193 for 63 per cent of its goal for 1967. Snap-On Dividend The Board of Directors of Snap-On Tools Corporation at its quarterly meeting held on October 27, declared a regular fourth quarter dividend on the common stock of the corporation of 35 cents per share payable December 9 to stockholders of record November 20. Consolidated net sales of Snap-On Tools Corporation and all subsidiaries, domestic and foreign, for the first nine months of 1967 were $37,097,000, compared with $34,988,000 for the same period of 1966. 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