The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 14, 1967 · Page 5
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WASHINGTON Mtny-Go-ltauri iKIW PIARSOM - GUN LOBBY REBUFFED - On several occasions during the past year Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson have referred to the fact that the Defense Department was financing rifle practice at Camp Perry, Ohio, in cooperation with the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby at a time when the Administration was trying to pass a gun bill and also when Camp Perry could have been used for recreation for city youth. On November 1 the Department of the Army announced cancellation of next year's National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry. - o - - HARRY TRUMAN IS STILL WORKING ON PEACE- KANSAS CITY, MO. - Harry S. Truman, now 83, isn't seeing as many people as he once did, and doesn't spend time at his much-loved Truman Library any more. But he is alert and he is devoting a great deal of time to his most cherished goal — peace. On his 84th birthday next May he hopes that his friends and staff will be able to inaugurate the Truman International Center for Peace on Mt. Scopus where Arabs, Jews and all the people of the Near East can come together to work for peace. The Truman Center will be a four-story building with conference halls, study rooms, a magnificent art collection and space for the addition of a growing library. In addition there will be constructed one of the largest radio towers in that part of the world to broadcast to the Arab and Jewish people on the subject closest to Mr. Truman's heart. It will be called "The Voice of Peace." Mt. Scopus where the Truman Center is located is part of the Mount of Olives which Christ crossed on his entry into Jerusalem. It overlooks the Garden of Gethsemane where he walked on the day before the Crucifixion, and has great historical significance to all the people of the Near East. "We must learn to abolish war lest war abolish us," is Harry Truman's thesis in these remaining years of his life. About ten years ago, when Truman first established his Library I had occasion to talk to him about his great goal. This was in April of 1956, and walking over toahuge globe of the world he pointed to the Suez Canal. "I am not worried about war 'between Russia and the United States," he said. "I am worried about war in this part of the world." He was most prophetic. For six months later, war broke out between the Arabs and Israel and saw the Israelis advancing all the way to the Suez Canal. Discussing the problem of peace in the Near East six months before that war started, Mr. Truman said: "When I was a boy I studied history. And I remember that back in the days of Christ there were about 60 million people in the Near East. But the Mongols, advancing from Northeast Asia, destroyed the irrigation projects on the Tigris and Eu- phrates Rivers. They have never been rebuilt, so this part of the world can no longer support a dense population. "What will bring peace to the Near East," Truman said, "is cooperation between Arabs and Jews. The Jews have the industrial knowhow. The Arabs have the ability to raise bread. If we can rebuild the reclamation projects on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, this area can blossom once again as the breadbasket of that part of the world. "If the Arabs can feed the Jews and the Jews can manufacture the industrial goods which the Arabs need, then you will have peace in the Near East." Mr. Truman went on to outline a plan which he had considered when President of digging a canal from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea, taking advantage of the 1,200-foot drop to the lowest sea in the world in order to generate hydroelectric power which could industrialize that part of the world and help bring about Arab- Israeli cooperation. Mr. Truman is disappointed yet philosophical over the fact that his advice has not been followed. However, he is not giving up. And the Truman center for peace on Mt. Scopus could become, he hopes, a new start toward Arab- Israeli cooperation. - o- -ANOLDSOB- I have visited Mr. Truman many times in Missouri since he left the White House. He has taken me through his library on at least two occasions — a rare privilege to be shown the exhibits of history by the man who made the history. I shall always cherish the memory of these talks. I also cherish in my files a statement which Mr. Truman gave me, which I have never published, in which he revises the opinion which he once expressed and which Ronald Reagan reminded many million people about last week. The statement reads impart: "In my judgment he is by and large a force for the good of "the country. He 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." I had been saving Mr. Truman's opinion for my grandchildren but since Mr. Reagan has made an issue of it I now quote it, together with a statement by James Roosevelt, eldest son of the late President Roosevelt, which he gave in a sworn deposition Feb. 20,1963, when questioned as to whether his father had referred to me as a chronic liar. Roosevelt replied: "I have heard that a good many times. I was not present when it was supposed to have been said. I had discussed the matter with my father when he was President. He replied to me that if he ever said such a thing - and he didn't remember saying such a thing - it was done in jest." Referring also to Mr. Truman's famous SOB statement about me, Rep. Roosevelt said; "I have found many times that people in public office, when they have been criticized or something has happened that displeases them, make a quick off-the-cuff comment; and I think Mr. Truman has many times made these quick off-the-cuff comments that he sometimes regretted a little bit later." - o - - AUTO EXHAUST LOBBYING - On October 25 Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson reported that the automobile lobby was using Rep. John Dingell of Detroit to weaken the air pollution bill in regard to California smog by proposing to require California to accept milder auto exhaust standards. The column aroused considerable discussion in Congress and denials by Rep. Dingell. On Nov. 2 Congress voted overwhelmingly against Dingell and the Detroit auto lobby in favor of giving California the right of tougher anti-smog measures. Lu Verne Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Det Molnw-5 Emil Leistikow was host to the Feeders and Farmers annual fish fry, sponsored by Kerber Milling Co. at the American Legion building in Livermore Friday evening. The feed was attended by 50 members. Mrs. Emil Leistikow and Fritz returned from a long weekend in Wisconsin, visiting relatives in Platteville, Mauston and Whitewater. Fritz has been vacationing with his parents here while the ore-carrier he pilots is undergoing repair. He left for Chicago Thursday to fly to Superior to board the ship for her return trip to Chicago and the remainder of the shipping season. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kubly were Sunday guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Anderson, Cor with, brother of Mrs. Kubly. Those attending open house for the new library at Wesley were Mr. and Mrs. L. B.Shelton, Florence Stewart, Ella Weber, Helen Daley, Elnor Kubly, Faye Lichty, Wilma Baskerville, Lucinda Stone and Rose Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marty, Mrs. Ralph Davidson and Mrs. Theresa Assing visited Tuesday with Mrs. 0. Godfrey, Mrs. F. Moeding, Sr., Mrs. E. Woito and Mrs. Nelle Bieger at the Health Care Center, Humboldt. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ramus of Spiker, Minn, attended the funeral of his uncle, Ed Ramus, at Lu- Verne. Howard Smith, principal of Lu- Verne school, is a patient at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge. Fred Merkle is a patient at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stoll were Sunday guests in the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stoll and family, Eagle Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bager, Grand Lake, Colo., are visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Bager. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davidson visited Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Camelin, Corwith. Methodist Woman's Society circle II met Wednesday in the home of Martha Wolf, hostess. Devotions were given by Laurine Jergensen and the lesson by Goldie Guess. Eleven members were present. An auction was held. Methodist Woman's Society circle in met Wednesday in the home of OUie Stoll, hostess. De- votions were led by Fay Lichty and the lesson by Myrtle Jordan. Alma Manning read a poem. Nine members were present. Methodist Woman's Society circle I met Wednesday in the home of Clara McClellan with Lucinda Stone co-hostess. Vice chairman Fern Neal presided. Twelve members and one guest, Marie Jackson, were present. Devotions were led by Berniece Cox and Violet Goetsch presented the lesson. The Dec. 6 meeting will be at 8 p. m. in the home, of Laura Zwiefel. Roy Biesemeyer attended the first of a series of welfare meetings in Humboldt Friday. They are public affairs education programs sponsored by the Cooperative Extension service. Dr. Glasse from Vanderbilt University will be the speaker for the laymen's rally to be held at the First Methodist church, Ft. Dodge on Nov. 28. Goodwill Industry will pick up your discarded clothing Nov. 13 at the LuVerne Methodist church. U-Go-l-Go U-Go-I-Go 4-H Club held a monthly meeting Nov. 6 at the Extension office. The meeting was initiation of new members and installation of new officers for 1968. A Christmas party was planned and the girls drew names for exchange of gifts. Girls planned what their community activities were going to be for next year. They were also given 1968 project sheets to fill out. Talks were given by Diane Muller, Diane Winter, and Marcy Diamond. A demonstration was given by Bernadette Reilly. Guests were all the mothers. PUBLIC AUCTION For the purpose of settling with the Amelia Berninghaus Heirs will offer for sale to the highest bidder on November 17, 1967, at 1:30 o'clock P.M. at the Court Room in the Court House, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT NO. 1. The North Half (NVfe) of the Northeast Quarter (NE!4) of Section Twenty (20), Township Ninety-six (96) North, Range Thirty (30), West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa) 80 acres more or less. TRACT NO. 2. The Northwest Quarter (NWtt) of Section Twenty-one (21), Township Ninety-six (96) North, Range Thirty (30), West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, 160 acres more or less. LOCATION: Four miles North of Whittemore on Highway No. 44 and one mile East. SOIL: Tract No. 1 — Clarion. Tract No. 2 — Clarion — Webster — Lamoure. Good Drainage — Good state of cultivation. IMPROVEMENTS: Tract No. 1 — House, good shape; Barn 28'x32'; Garnary, 800 bushels; Corn crib, 800 bushels; Poultry house, 10'x24'; Machine shed 20'x40' (metal). Tract No. 2 - House 20'x26'xl6' with 16'xl6'xl6' addition; Garage; Crib and granary 28'x22'x9'; Brooder house 12'xl6'; Hog house 24'x40'x6'; Feed house 10'x8'; Poultry house 16'x68' with 16'x20' addition; Pump house 4'x6'x4'; Sheep barn 12'xl4' ; Silo 12'x20'x20'. POSSESSION: March 1, 1968. TERMS: Ten per cent of purchase price upon execution of customary contract on date of sale. Balqnce on March 1, 1968, upon delivery of deed and abstract showing merchantable title. For further particulars see: A. J. Ricklefs, Referee Winkel & Winkel or McMahon and Cassel, Attorneys for Referee (85 8, 87)

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