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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 9, 1967
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8-Alflona (la.) Upper Dei Mdlnei Thundery, Nov. 9, 1967 WASHINGTON Kerry-Co-Round h ftHW MARION WASHINGTON - Last week Governor Ronald Reagan held a press conference in which he attacked this columnist but, much more important, raised questions of the credibility gap and ethics of conduct in government. Reagan said a lot of things which made headlines around the country and can be answered point by point. First, Reagan said the writer had been riding his back for several years. Real fact is that his name hardly was used in print until he ran for Governor of California, and at that time he was delighted over some of this column's disclosures regarding his Republican opponent, George Christopher. His associates at that time said that Reagan's victory in the Republican primary was due in large part to those columns. After Reagan became Governor, we did predict that he would fire Dr. Clark Kerr as President of the University of California, have reported on his controversies with the students and the fac-' ulty, together with some of his other activities. After all, he is Governor of the largest state, does aspire to be president, and the public is entitled to know all about him. Second, Reagan claimed that this columnist had been called a liar by three presidents, of both political parties, and that they had never changed that evaluation. The fact is that two presidents, Harry S. Truman and Franklin Roosevelt, did use uncomplimentary language, but if Reagan knows of a third president, of another political party, this writer doesn't, and probably would be the first person who would know. - o - - PRESIDENTS CHANGE- Just to keep the record straight, Harry Truman wrote a statement two years ago withdrawing his earlier non-compliments by saying "he (Pearson)is sincere, fearless, has the courage of his convictions and hammers away at what he believes is right, however unpopular it may be. He takes the side of the less privileged." There also is a sworn statement by Jimmy Roosevelt, eldest son of the late President, in which he says that while his father did explode once in a fit of anger he didn't mean it, and had sentiments similar to those of Harry Truman. However, what Reagan said about this columnist is not very important. Such men as Sen. Tom Dodd and Rep. Adam Clayton Powell have said the same thing. The public can decide for itself who has been telling the truth. In the Reagan case the real issue is — No. 1, whether Reagan was telling the truth; No. 2, did he take proper precautions in screening his staff to avoid hiring homosexuals and security risks. Attorney General Tom Lynch of California offered to screen Reagan's staff but Reagan refused. Apparently lie did not adequately check himself or he would have caught the two men whom he later fired precipitously and mysteriously without any explanation. One of these was the man closest to Reagan In his entire public life. A man who is governor of a great state and who is being considered as a candidate for president should safeguard his office and admit the truth when if s been revealed that he made a mistake. In this case Gov. Reagan did not tell the truth. His press relations director, Lyn Nofgizer, did tell the truth to various newsmen on the Governors' Conference cruise to the Virgin Islands, in explaining and admitting that two homosexuals had been on the Governor's staff. Nofziger talked to at least four newspapermen, as reported by writers in the Washington Post and Washington Star. Yet Nofzige r tu rned around at the Reagan press conference and supported the Governor in lying about what he had said. The public can make its own decision as to whether Nofziger was telling the truth when he first talked to newsmen, or the second time when he was under the eye of an angry boss - and also decide whether Gov. Reagan has his own credibility gap and problems of ethical conduct. - o - -ARABS DON'T LEARN- Secretary General U Thanthas told intimates of a depressing conversation with an Arab ambassador whom he wouldn't identify. The diplomat warned that it would take another war with Israel to jar Arab leaders back to reality. He said they refuse to admit, even to one another, that peace with Israel is possible. The Arab predicted that Israel would win again, unless Egypt's President Nasser could draw Russia into the conflict. - o- - GOLDWATER AND ROMNEY- It took some backstage finagling to persuade Barry Goldwater to invite Gov. George Romney to share the platform with him recently at a Republican fundraising dinner in Arizona. FAMILIES FAMILIES non-duplicated circulation as a companion publication of The Algona Upper Des Moines Printed Mondays & Wednesdays The North Iowa SHOPPER Privately, Goldwater is still sizzling over Romney's refusal to support him in the 1964 Presidential campaign. Goldwater has told fellow Republicans that he will do all he can to block Romney and help Richard Nixon get the nomination in 1968. However, intermediaries reminded Goldwater quietly that his own support in Arizona comes predominantly from Mormons who would like to see their coreligionist, George Romney, become president. Goldwater needs Mormon support if he is to succeed in his comeback attempt to return to the Senate. Faced with the political realities, he agreed to make a truce with Romney. However, Goldwater is emphatic to his advisers that he's still for Nixon in 1968. - o -OOPS! HE FORGOT !- Robert Welch, the high panjandrum of the John Birch Society, has announced a new crusade to halt U. S. trade with communist nations. One of the first to toe the line was ex-Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, who suddenly started giving speeches suggesting that those who advocate trade behind the iron curtain are guilty of treason. Benson probably didn't have himself in mind, but he has indicted himself with his oratory. For one of the first to advocate selling surplus food to communist countries was none other than Ezra Taft Benson, who made the proposal in 1955 following a trip behind the iron curtain. - o - THE BATTLE IN NEW YORK- This is the type of school which the Citizens for Education Freedom want to get the taxpayers' money for in New York and Pennsylvania. The issue comes up next week in these two states, but the controversy is also strong in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and New Jersey, where the question of free transportation, free textbooks and free health services for parochial schools has been under debate. The Republican party in New York, with the exception of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, has come out strongly against the new Constitution. Mayor John Lindsay of New York City, Sen. Jacob Javits and Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson, all Republicans, have denounced the Constitution largely because it opens the state treasury to Catholic schools. The Democratic party, on the other hand, is pushing strongly for the new Constitution. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, a Democrat and a Catholic, has not followed the lead of his late brother in opposing the use of the taxpayers' money for parochial schools. The Liberal Party, which frequently lines up with the Democrats, has officially opposed the Constitution on the ground that the money to private and parochial schools would take money away from the public schools in the slum areas where it is most needed. Meanwhile it has been learned that the Citizens for Educational Freedom interviewed most of the Democratic delegates to the New York Constitutional Convention before they were elected, in order to make sure they would vote for the elimination of the Blaine Amendment banning state money for church schools. The question next Tuesday is how the people of New York state will vote. umiiiiipiiuraNiiiiiitiiiiiiniiiiHiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiihiiiiiHiiii SWEA-EAGLE By Mrs. Kenneth Brone* Algona Man Engaged To Florida Girl SHIRLEY MUENCH Mr. and Mrs. Werner Struecker, Algona, announce the engagement of their son, L/Cpl. Marlyn K. Struecker of Cherry Point, No. Car. to Shirley Ann Muench of North Miami, Florida. No date has been set for the wedding^ SWEET POTATOES Albert City vegetable gardeners are among those with bountiful harvests of sweet potatoes this season. Oliver Aronson, Albert City, harvested one weighing 3 Ibs., and another about 21bs. Miss MacKinnon Is Ledyard Bride Oct. ? LEDYARD - Nancy Ann MacKinnon, daughter of Mrs. Wilma MacKinnon and the late George MacKinnon, and Larry Dean Runksmeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Runksmeier, were united in marriage Oct. 7 in a ceremony performed by Rev. Victor Vriesen. The bride, given in marriage by her grandfather, Alvin Busch, v/as attired in an off-white satin brocade gown trimmed with fur and fashioned with a train. Her headpiece was a bow and she wore a tulle elbow-length veil. She carried a bouquet of yellow tea roses and ivy. Andrea Steward was maid of honor, Mrs. Arden Runksmeier was the bride's matron of honor. Gretchen DeBoer and Jo Ette Junkermeier were bridesmaids. Jacklyn and Susan Busch were candlelighters. The bridegroom's attendants were Dale Brandt as best man and groomsmen were Arden Runksmeier, Marlin Krupp and Robert Busch. Ushers were Melvin Busch, Myron Busch, Irvin Brandt and Marlin Runks- meier. A reception for 250 guests was held at the Riverside Country Club at Blue Earth. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Brandt and Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson were dining room hosts. June Marie Busch, LuAnn Busch and Mrs. Leroy Busch served punch. Mrs. Neal Hoyt was in charge of the guest book and Mrs. Myron Busch and Mrs. Bruce Keil cut and served the wedding cake. Mrs. Melvin Busch and Mrs. Marlin Runksmeier poured coffee. Ramona and Kim Busch, Juliann Busch, Vickie Richardson, Tammy Jo Busch, Cindy Co win and Cheryl and Lori Runksmeier were gift carriers. Gift openers were Barbara Nauman, Mrs. Loren Wibben, Eugenia Klocke and Carol McGregor. Following the reception, the couple left on a week's trip west. Both the bride and groom are graduates of Ledyard Community High School. The bride graduated with the class of 1967 and the groom in 1962. Is Elected A third meeting of the North Central Iowa Activity Directors was held Nov. 1 at Garner. The 14-county area includes Butler, Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Mitchell, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Winnebago, Wright and Worth. Mrs. Dorothy Parsons of Algona was elected financial secretary. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER PUPPIES "Taffy," a Labrador retrieve? owned by Dr. Gerald Sunner, Ft. Dodge, is a very busy mother with her baker's dozen puppies. The 13 new retrievers are all healthy and quite a handful. OPERATOR Mrs. Grace Prendergast, Sibley, is completing more than 36 years as a linotype operator with the Sibley Publishing Company. Grace began operating a lino* type in 1931 and is still working in letter press production. "A long face often shortens your list of customers. FOR PLUMBING HEATING COOLING INSTALLATION - REPAIR OR REMODEINO WE'RE AT YOUR SERVICE Phone 295-2104 LAIN6 Plumb!n0-H«crtlna-Cool!n0 12 No. Dodge, Algona Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brones visited at the home of her son and family, the Jerry Adams, Sioux Falls, S. D., Sunday. The Hans Petersons, Danny Petersons and Treva Peterson, Estherville, and Harlan Fisk, Jeffers, Minn., were Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs. Hans Peterson's mother, Mrs. Callie Weigel, Boone. The Laurel Petersons visited her sister and brother-in-law, the Leo Schultz's, Cosmos, Minn. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson, Sioux Falls, S. D., were Sunday callers at the home of his brother and family, the Albert Andersons. Other callers were Cathy Brodt, Mankato, and Mrs. Robert Brodt and Webb, Fairmont. Marjorie Lee Tobin, Sioux City, was a weekend guest at the home of her parents, the Johnie < W. Tobins. Mrs. William Gies, Jr. spent a week at home after being released from the Fairmont hospital, then suffered a blood clot in a leg, and had to be rehos- pitalized, and had the body cast removed. Mrs. Gies had a spinal fusion recently at St. Barnabas .hospital, Minneapolis, and was transferred to Fairmont. Another GMC For The Farquhars As the amount of work increases at Sunny Slope Farms, Inc., so does the need for powerful, dependable trucks — like GMC ! There's a lot more work for the Fcirquhar family's operation these days they recently bought their 12th GMC truck. so Joe Bradley, Sr., (left) stands with three members of the Farquhar family — Chuck, Richard and John — in front of three big GMCs. At the left is a 4-wheel-drive 3 A ton pickup purchased by the Farquhars earlier this year. In the center is a model 6000, which was traded in on the new 1968 unit at the right — a TM 8680A with a powerful 478 Magnum V-6 engine. This dynamic truck has a 5-speed transmission, a 2-speed rear axle, sleeper cab and many extras. This unit was sold by Walt Bradley and will be used for livestock hauling from Montana and general operational work at Sunny Slope Farms, Inc., which is located 8 miles southwest of Garner. The Farquhar business continues to grow — and so does their need for quality trucks like GMC. We are indeed proud to do business with this progressive operation. 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