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Wednesday, November 22, 1967
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round Algona, (la.) Upper 0M Mo!n«t-3 Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1*67 his Saigon headquarters. He also pointed to the thousands of young Vietnamese draft-dodgers riding bicycles in the streets. - o - WESTMORELAND WAS RIGHT DREW PEARSON By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON - Four times in a 20-minute press conference, Gov. Ronald Reagan last week called Drew Pearson a liar. It was one of the veteran actor's most persuasive performances; his voice expressed controlled outrage, and his schooled features alternated between pained earnestness and seething indignation as he stood in the familiar spotlight before the grinding cameras. Once he pounded on the table angrily for effect. The point of Reagan's performance was that Pearson had lied about the dismissal of two sex deviates from the Sacramento staff. Reagan described the Pearson column as "scurrilous" and "ridiculous." When reporters pressed for the truth about his investigation of homosexuals in his official family, the governor snapped: "I just don't know what you are talking about, really." Facts have now filtered out, flatly disputing Reagan. Such respected newspapers as the New York Times and Boston Globe, after careful investigation, have concluded that Pearson was right and Reagan wrong. Charged the Globe: "To put it as politely as possible for the readers of a family newspaper, Ronald Reagan is not to be believed." Our able rivals, columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, also declared that Reagan was "telling considerably less than the truth." They quoted a prominent California Republican following Reagan's press conference performance, as snorting: "Mr. Integrity just went down the drain." Reagan's denial is backfiring with such force that it is beginning to look as if he may join the long list of politicians who have been discredited, defeated, censored or in some cases even jailed over Pearson charges which they claimed were lies. Again and again, the .politicians have turned out to be the liars. The California .governor is simply the latest who has wound up wearing the liar label that he tried to pin on Pearson. - o - - WIDE CREDIBILITY GAP - As a Presidential prospect who has complained about the credibility gap in Washington, Reagan must stand scrutiny as to his own credibility. He has been caught in lies in the past, but the public has always ignored them. There is something about his wholesome face and boyish good looks that inspires trust. Hearst's veteran political reporter, Marianne Means, was told by Mississippi's Gov. PaulJohn- son earlier this year that he had advised Reagan in a private conversation not to run for the Presidential nomination in the South. Reagan at a luncheon of United Press International editors not only called the story a "lie" but declared scornfully: "Furthermore, I have never met Governor Johnson. She must have been talking to the hippies at Haight- Ashbury." The enterprising Miss Means promptly produced a picture of Reagan and Johnson huddled together at a governors' affair. Syd. Kossen, political writer for the San Francisco Examiner, told this column that he had heard Reagan tell a lumberman's convention at San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel: "If you have seen one redwood, you have seen them all." Other reporters were also present, said Kossen. This irreverence toward California's stately redwoods backfired. Reagan not only denied he had made the statement that the reporters had heard with their own ears, but he took the trouble of playing a tape of his speech for the reporters. The tape, which omitted the controversial statement, obviously had been altered. Trained reporters, however, seldom make mistakes. And they do not lie. Reagan had made the statement. New York columnist and TV impressario Ed Sullivan, writing in the Ladies' Home Journal, has also told of mailing a registered letter to Reagan which he blandly denied receiving. Later, Sullivan was startled to read in Hedda Hopper's column: "Ronald Reagan and I had a great laugh at that letter from that New York columnist." Reagan repeated his denial in a letter to Sullivan, dated July 8, 1966. As for the Hedda Hopper item, he said: "I have just never been a reader of the Hollywood columns" Sullivan could swallow Reagan's story of the unreceived letter, but he added with disbelief: "This statement that a Hollywood actor never read the Hollywood columns is incredible." - o - - PRESS SPOKESMAN'S LIE - Reagan's wholesome face and persuasive manner apparently have been concealing a character that is less than trustworthy. He not only lied about the homosexuals on his staff, but he made a liar out of his press secretary, Lyn Nofziger. When asked whether Nofziger had discussed the homosexual case with reporters on the governor's conference cruise, Reagan snapped: "I am prepared to say that nothing like that ever happened." Then he turned to his press secretary and asked: "Want to confirm it, Lyn?" "Confirmed," said Nofziger grimly. The New York Times has now published the names of six reporters who heard Nofziger discuss the homosexual case: Paul Hope of the Washington Star, David Broder of the Washington Post, Karl Fleming of Newsweek, Carl Greenberg of the Los Angeles Times, Jack McDowell of the San Francisco Examiner and Bill Ames of the Columbia Broadcasting System. The same Nofziger, in an attempt to discredit Marianne Mean's story, discourteously called her a "liar" and demanded that she be fired. Reagan also indicated in his Sacramento press conference that he had an agreement with California publishers to suppress the story. The question now buzzing in political circles is - why? It would have been far less damaging for him to admit the .facts and point out- that- he- had fired the homosexuals. 1 Why did •" he try to 'cove 1 * up? The question will be asked by the politicians for many months to come. - ?- o - -CHILL BETWEEN LEADERS - A sudden chill has cooled the once warm relationship between Gen. William Westmoreland, the U. S. commander in Vietnam, and his civilian bosses back in Washington. Part of it is personal. Westmoreland has been criticized for playing tennis every afternoon while his troops sweat it out in the steaming jungles. More serious has been a sharpening disagreement between Westmoreland and his civilian chiefs over his waste of troops on housekeeping chores; also over the construction of an electronic barrier between the two Vietnams. When Westmoreland heard of Secretary of Defense McNamara's reported crack about his taking time out from the war e ve r y afte r noon to play tennis, the general said he would give up his membership in a French tennis club in Saigon. President Johnson has usually sided with Westmoreland and the military against Secretary McNamara. But recently the brass hats have been whispering that Johnson doesn't intend to build up another military hero who might become Presidential material. They point to the buildup which President Truman gave Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur and the trouble it caused him. The basic misunderstandings, however, have been over manpower. Westmoreland has been nagging Washington for more men to mount a stronger offensive against the Viet Cong. When he submitted various proposals to the Pentagon, the President seized upon the one calling for the absolute minimum build-up, then announced Westmoreland would get the reinforcements he had requested. The general felt this statement, while technically correct, widened the credibility gap. McNamara responded by suggesting that Westmoreland wasn't making efficient use of the combat men he already had. Only one out of every four men in Westmoreland's command is engaged in fighting. The Secretary of Defense suggested in his terse way that Westmoreland should empty some of the swivel chairs around To free more Marines for combat, McNamara also proposed erecting an electronic barrier along the DMZ to detect infil* tratlng North Vietnamese troops. Westmoreland opposed the idea. He called it wasteful and impractical. The construction, he grumped, would tie up more men than it would free. He also feared that the barrier would encourage a "Maginot Line" attitude that could be dangerous. He doubted that a foolproof barrier could be constructed, particularly over the mountainous terrain. Anyway, he pointed out that Infiltrators simply would outflank the barrier by going through Laos as many now do. The secret reports from the construction site have borne out Westmoreland's warnings. The construction crews have come under attack. They have been compelled to wear oppressive flak vests in the jungle heat and it has been necessary to assign infantrymen to protect them. To hold the DMZ so the barrier can be erected, the Marines have also been ordered to hold fixed positions within range of North Vietnam's big guns across the border. The bombardments have caused heavy casualties. Yet little progress has been made on an obstacle system that Westmoreland still insists will be ineffective. Meanwhile, as a result of the ice that has been forming on the Washington-Saigon military line, McNamara is expected to replace Westmoreland with General Creighton Abrams, the able former Deputy Chief of Staff, who has been in Vietnam for some time. - o- -,. JACKIE OR MAO?Only the diplomats knew it, but there was some significant behind-the-scenes competition between lovely Jacqueline Kennedy and ugly Mao Tse-tung for the favor of Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia. ro: The State Department had en- 9icouragftd,J.ackie : .to accept the invitation from Sihanouk to attend a ceremony dedicating a boulevard in honor of her late husband, because at that time the pink prince had shown positive signs of disenchantment with his Chinese communist neighbors. He had accused them of infiltrating his country and interfering in its domestic affairs. Delivering a bristling attack upon Red China, he ordered his ambassador home from Peking, and kicked two communist sympathizers out of his cabinet. So the state department was encouraged to believe he might be ready to resume diplomatic relations with the United States. Then, surprisingly, Peking turned the other cheek. 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. It was too late, apparently, for Sihanouk to withdraw the invitation to Mrs. Kennedy, who showed up in Cambodia on schedule, The prince treated Mrs. Kennedy graciously, but even as he dedicated the "John F. Kennedy Boulevard" he repeated his preference for nearby Peking over faraway Washington. Jackie did her best, but the proximity of a nation of 700 million people was too much. - o - - BOBBY'S PARKING SPACE When Maryland's Gov. Ted Agnew pulled into his reserved parking place at the Baltimore Stadium the other day, a determined attendant waved him away. The governor, curious to find out who outranked the state's chief executive, asked who had pre- emped his parking space. The attendant explained that a distinguished visitor had sent word he was coming to watch the Baltimore Colts play football, The space was being held, said the attendant, for Sen. Robert Kennedy, P-N. Y, Amused, Gov. Aguew drove off and parked among the common customers. K08SUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER i i i i i i I i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i Band Revives 'Golden Old/ "Can Can" is a "golden oldy" from way back when, but on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. the GHS concert band will give it a new twist. In honor of band graduates, Mr. Norbert Rezac will conduct a fest of numbers ranging from "Marching the Blues" by Richard W. Bowles to Harold L. Walters' "Deep River Rhapsody." Other selections for the evening concert will be such pieces as "The Band}' written by Meredith Willson in dedication to the Hawkeye Band, and the Academy Award winning song, "Born Free," arranged by Frederick Miller. Sfcrffs Receive Honor Raf/ngs Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 November 21, 1967 Discoverers Voice Reactions What did you think of the Days of Discovery? This was the question THE STAR asked several faculty members and students. The Days of Discovery were held Nov. 6 and 7 to help the students understand themselves and the world around them. A songfest, reconcilliation celebration, group discussions, Mass and a film were some of the events of the days. A general opinion of students and faculty was that it was a very worthwhile day, and that the small group discussions were especially profitable. Sister Mary Imelda, PBVM, said, "The discussion groups allowed many people to participate and express themselves. But there should be a larger variety of experiences, such as more opportunities for personal recollection." Concerning the film, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Sister Lucille Bresson, OSF, said, "The freshmen should have been better prepared for a film such as this, and more time should have been Bears Rebuild .'68 Stellar Squad By RON BESCH Coach Steve McCall, Cardigan's head basketball monitor for the past three years, is faced with a re-building job. He must find replacements for all-stater Bill Reding, standouts Dick Muller, Brian LaBarre, Joe Becker, and four other lettermen off of the last year's stellar squad which posted an 18-3 record. Included in those victories were the CYO and District championships. Only one letterman returns to bolster Garrigan's hopes for another superb season. He is Jack Muller, a 6' 4" senior. Other promising prospects from the 30 who reported on Nov. 8 are seniors Kevin O'Brien, Jim Walker, Dave McCarthy, Mike Elbert, Vern Kollasch, and juniors Tom Black, John Winkel and Steve Wingert. Jim Fickbohm, leading scorer off last year's junior varsity squad will miss the first part of the season due to recent surgery. Garrigan's varsity and sophomore squad, (coached by Dick Walsh), open a 17 game slate at Bancroft on Dec. 2. given to the discussion of it." Julie Molacek, freshman, said, "I liked the movie and the discussion of it, but not enough kids participated in our group." Kathy Reilly, senior, commented, "I liked it because It made you really think. 1 especially liked the Community Way of the Cross." A junior boy liked his group discussion of modern songs and their "message", He felt that they helped him face the reality of his own life. Mary Ann Neuroth, sophomore, didn't like the movie because the ending was such a shock. Joe Courtney, freshmen, liked the songfest, but felt that the Mass should be at the beginning of the day, instead of the last thing. A senior girl expressed the desire for more quiet time to apply the thoughts presented in the discussion groups. Rev. James Smith said, "We will know the effect of the Days of Discovery in a few weeks when we see what effects it had on the students." Yearbook and STAR staff members sent copies of their publications into various critical services at the end of last year. The results of these analytical surveys have been received just recently. The National School Press Association awarded the Garrigold a First Class honor rating. First Class means the yearbook is good but lacks the outstanding qualities needed for All American. In the annual critical service sponsored by the National School Yearbook Association, the Gar- rigold earned the score of A (excellent), just one notch from the top score of A-plus. THE STAR was also submitted to NSPA and it received a Second Class honor rating in the 77th All American Newspaper Critical Service. Second Class ratings are awarded to papers which are average in quality. The second survey that THE STAR was placed before was conducted by the Catholic School Press Association. A First Honor rating was given by it. Traveling to the "windy city," Nov. 24, is an adventure . anticipated by journalists Jerry Besch, Tim Boekelman, Tina Obrecht, Rhonda Schuller, Sitter Jane Frances, OSF, and, advisor, Sister Mary Maun, OSF. The reason for their sudden departure is the National Scholastic Press Association Conference at Chicago's Edge* water Beach Hotel. The schedule for the NSPA workshop Includes advertising, editorial and sports writing, make-up, photography ond yearbook sessions. Turkeys, Beware ! Danger Looms Large BY MARY ANN EISCHEN You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd, nor can you have Thanksgiving without the traditional turkey. Most of us were able to survive the Great Cranberry Scare a few years back but now, are our turkeys in danger? Americans would adjust by substitution but intense research has proved that it's not so easy to stuff a duckbilled platypus. Anyway, this is the season of Thanksgiving and there are several things to be Thanks- givingful about. For example, just about all the football injuries are healed up, and no- Fame Defects 'Pebblepuppy' Someone famous amidst us, here at GHS? Sure enoughl Father Verne Stapenhorst displayed his Colorado minerals at the Fort Dodge Crossroads Shopping Center, Nov. 5-12. Father also displayed his chalice and paten, which he designed. In the construction of the chalice, Father used jade, a ruby from Siam and four diamonds. Father Stapenhorst was asked to show his display, collected over the past five summers, by the River Valley Rockhounds. body's been injured in basketball yet. Dad didn't even notice that you scraped the car door handle off against the side of the house as you swerved aside to avoid running over your little brother's duck which was sitting right in the middle of the picnic table. Somehow you are passing Advanced Bio, some of your fingernails are starting to grow, and finally you know all the words to "Incense and Peppermints." And then there jj^ those incidentals such as health, sanity, and general well-being for which to show our gratitude. These are definite gifts (Origin undoubtably Known). So know the word and have a happy Thanksgiving. You may plan on turkey at your own risk but remember, in the words of the tyrant Robespierre as he bawled out his executioner for beheading a would-be-traitorous nobleman, "Don't hatchet your counts before they chickenl" An Editorial Get The Message ? It has been suggested that all indiscreet movies be banned. This may be a very good idea, but it would not solve much. The real problem lies in the attitude of the viewers. Since our society is not all candy and roses no one can expect all movies to be A-1 like "Lassie." Movies are presently the dominant communications medium in our society and most influencial for our current generation of students. Father Anthony Schillaci, film scholar at Rosary College sets the ratio of student use of films vs. books at 7 to 1. This indicates a need for film study to enable the students to apprehend the true meaning of the film, as well as to develop an ability to appreciate the art involved. Awareness of the need to communicate with the current generation of students in the idiom of the age lias fairly well penetrated the teaching ranks. High school English teachers who include film study in their English curriculum know of its many benefits. Therefore instead of banning all bad movies from Algona, why not include a film study in the English Department of our school? 'Politicians' Reveal GOP Status Applauding enthusiastically are the Seniors of Period VH Government class. They have just heard nomination speeches for Republican presidential candidates at the mock Republican Convention presented Nov. 16. (Photo by Jim Bristow) Journalists Earn Cub Membership; Editorial Writers Break Into Print THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Icwa 50511. Rockhound Father Stapenhorst (Photo by Jackie Detrick) Hard work and determination rewarded six students from the journalism class with Cub membership on THE STAR staff. The new Cubs are Jerry Besch, Tim Boekelman, Janet Cink, Mary Dearchs, Diana Muller and Valerie Schenk. These members will begin to take a more important role in the publishing of THE STAR. News tips, work hours, critiques and other tasks were all part of making the requirements. An interview held by the class highlighted their recent study of feature writing. The girls in- interviewed Sister Mary Margaret, OSF, while the boys were assigned to Sister Mary De Paul, PBVM. Trish Dalhauser and Jean Nauholz have already had editorials printed in THE STAR. Trish's "Burn Rubber, Man" and Jean's "Ain't Got Time, I Wanna Live" we re both published in the last issue. Economists Seek Spending Advice Diamond's clothing store was the goal of Mr. Cooper's consumer economics class when they took a field trip, Nov. 9. The students have been studying how to spend their money wisely; through their trip they learned the different qualities of merchandise they receive for their money. College hunting, a popular sport, has found some avid followers in Pat Dahlhauser, Mary Dearchs, Jackie Detrick and Rhonda Scliuller. These girls will be stringing along with three Franciscans, Sister Mary Iva, Sister Mary Jane and Sister Mary Maun, Dec. 7 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The next three days, Dec. 8, 9, and 10, will be spent visiting the Art Departments of colleges in the Milwaukee area. Stops have been planned at Cardinal Stritch College, Layton School of Art, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Alverno College. After leaving Milwaukee Sunday night, they will close the hunting season for awhile and return to the grandest sport of them all ... crack'n the books. Award Night Is Held Recently By Cresco Chums Cresco Chums held their annual 4-H Award Night Nov. 7 at the Algona Annex. Iowa 4-H Merit Awards were given to Marilyn Roethler and Susan Smith. The Extension service allows one of these awards to each 100 4-H members in the county. Miss Roethler was named one of the alternates for the Chicago trip. Debbie Sabin was given a home management award. Edna Frideres received awards for food preservation and food and nutrition. Plaques for top record books were given to: Jr. - Mary Ann Erdman; Int. - Edna Frideres; and Sr. - Susan Smith. Pens for purple record books were given to: Mary Besch, Mary Ann Erdman, Edna Frideres, Marian Frideres, Marilyn Roethler, Debbie Sabin, Rhonda Sabin, Susan Smith, Nancy Weydert and Terri wildin. Reading awards: Becky Buscher, Marian Frideres, Deb- bie Sabin, Rhonda Sabin, Jane Simpson, Susan Smith, and Debbie Specht. Certificates: 7 yr. - Marcia Sabin and Marilyn Roethler; 6 yr. - Debbie Sabin and Susan Smith; 5- yr. - Mary Besch, Patty Besch, Edna Frideres and Virginia Roethler. Completion seals: Mary Besch, Patty Besch, Debbie Benson, Becky Buscher. Gloria Canaday, Mary Ann Erdman, Edna Frideres, Marian Frideres, Linda Lallier, Zelda Meelhause, Kathy Miller, Nancy Moore, Jeanne Patterson, Rhonda Peck, Diane Roethler, Marilyn Roethler, Virginia Roethler, Debbie Sabin, Marcia Sabin, Rhonda Sabin, Jane Simpson, Susan Smith, Debbie Specht, Deanne Weydert, Linda Weydert, Nancy Weydert, Dawn Wildin, Rowena Wildin and Terri Wildin. Organization leaders are Mary Smith and Helen Besch; clothing, Mary Smith; foods, Helen Besch; home improvement, Elaine Teeter and Jr. leadership, Mary Jane Besch. PIKE Bob Lyons, Milford, caught a 10-1/4 Ib. walleye pike last month while fishing in West Lake Okoboji. t PUBLIC AUCTION In order to settle the Annie Baumann Estate, the undersigned Executor will sell at public auction the Annie Baumann home in Whittemore, Iowa, described as Lot Five (5) in Block Eight (8), of Whittemore, Iowa. DATE AND PLACE OF SALE The sale will be held on December 2, 1967, at 1:00 p.m. on the premises above described. TERMS OF SALE Ten Per Cent (10%) down on date of sale and balance in cash in thirty (30) days and upon approval of title. POSSESSION Possession will be given immediately. Seller will pay the 1967 general taxes, payable in 1968, and will furnish abstract showing clear title and Executor's Deed will be furnished to purchaser. PERSONAL PROPERTY The Executor will also offer for sale at public auction immediately following the sale of the house, all household furniture, furnishings, dishes, silverware and kitchen utensils, including three bedroom sets, dining table and six chairs, davenport and chair. All personal property will be sold for cash and payment must be made before removal. For further information, see Linnan, Lynch & Straub, Attorneys for Executor, or Charlie Quinn, Bancroft, Iowa, Auctioneer. , ANNIE BAUMANN ESTATE by Peter Baumann, Executor Charlie Quinn, Auctioneer Linnan, Lynch & Straub, Attorneys Bancroft, Iowa Algona, Iowa FARMERS STATE BANK, Whittemore, Iowa, Clerk (89-90)

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