The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1967 · Page 18
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, December 7, 1967
Page 18
Start Free Trial

WASHINGTON Meny-Go-Round WASHINGTON - Quiet disagreement has developed between Attorney General Ramsey Clark and President Johnson over what to do about black power advocate Stokely Carmichael. The President would like to see Carmichael prosecuted in order to put militants on notice that there's a limit to the subversive activities which the government will tolerate. Carmichael has been traveling around the world under communist auspices, making rebellious statements against the United States. There is little question that he could be prosecuted under the sedition laws. However, Attorney General Clark believes this would only make him a martyr. It would be better, Clark contends, to let Carmichael go on discrediting himself with his own statements. Meanwhile, Carmichael is expected to make a defiant reappearance in the United States at almost any time. SNCC headquarters in Atlanta had expected him back for Thanksgiving. It's reported he'll try to sneak back into the United States, unannounced, through Canada. - o - - BROTHERS UNDER THE SKIN- Fred Black, whose income tax conviction was overthrown because the FBI had bugged his rooms, won heavily on a horse at the Laurel race track the other day. Jubilantly, he clasped his hands over his head in triumph. At that moment he felt a tap on his shoulder and turned to see who it was. It was a member of the FBI- a smiling J. Edgar Hoover, this time not bugging his rooms but also enjoying the races. - o - -MORE ESCALATION - The departure of Robert S. McNamara as Secretary of De- DREW PEARSON fense not only will hurt LBJ politically but is almost certain to be followed by more escalation of the Vietnam war. Though he was in charge of the war, McNamara was probably the most effective dove in the President's Cabinet, demanding that the generals make no moves which might bring China or Russia into the conflict. He was vigorously opposed to the idea put forth recently by Eisenhower that we should move into the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam or leapfrog over it to land troops in North Vietnam. He was also opposed to bombing the docks in Haiphong where Russian ships might be hit, which would risk war with Soviet Russia, and to bombing in North Vietnam near the Chinese border. With the departure of Secretary McNamara, the hawks in Congress, who are actually more vocal than the generals in the Pentagon, will have much more to say. - o - MCNAMARA THE MAN- McNamara will be severely missed in the President's Cabinet. He had the respect and confidence of business, the intellectuals, the Republicans. Fven the military chiefs at the Pentagon respected him, though they often did not agree with his decisions. They knew he would give them a full hearing to present their arguments, and then would not object to their appealing his decisions directly to the White House. That is a rare attribute for a government official, as well as corporate officials. And it is even rarer in military organizations. But it's also important to remember that McNamara as Secretary of Defense was also a humanitarian. He has a computer brain and gave the impression of being a tough, mechanized person. But underneath he was not. His greatest pride was in rebuilding boys rejected by the draft. And he did more for education, troop morale and democracy In the Army than probably any other man In history. It was McNamara also who protected the right of peace demonstrators to protest-even when some of them tried to invade the Pentagon. Once when this writer was talking to McNamara, he reached into his desk drawer and pulled out a report on peaceniks - he called them the "loving people"who had set fire to his home in Colorado. He explained that they had set fire to his home because he had set fire to the homes of Vietnamese civilians with napalm. The interesting thing was that McNamara was not bitter, but sympathetic. It troubled him deeply that he had set fire to civilian homes in the course of the war. - o - - GOLDBERG NEXT - The next member of the Johnson administration slated to bow out is Arthur Goldberg, ambassador to the United Nations. Goldberg has been restless ever since last spring, has told the President bluntly that he wants to leave. He has been at odds with the White House over failure to push for peace in South Vietnam. The chief issue between him and LBJ is a bombing pause, which Goldberg believes is essential to any peace talks but which Johnson believes would merely permit the enemy to recoup. At one time it was considered likely that Goldberg would go back to the Supreme Court. However, he's in no mood to wait; will probably leave sometime early next year. - o - - MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN - Newsweek magazine got stuck with two million dated covers of Sen. Eugene McCarthy. The magazine had already printed the covers for a story on McCarthy when Britain devalued the pound. The editors scrapped the McCarthy covers and rushed out a new cover of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Since McCarthy has announced he'll run against LBJ for the Democratic nomination, the scrapped covers might have pr.oved useful now — but they from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The American Federation of Labor was organized, December 8. 1886. Japanese bombers hit Wake Island, December 8. 1941. British warships "Prince of U'ales" and "Repulse" were sunk by Japanese forces. December 9. 1941. The Spanish-American War peace treaty was signed, December 10. 1898. Puerto Rico became a territory, December 10, 1898. Italy withdrew from the League of Nations. December 11. 1937. Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, December 11, f941. The Supreme Court outlawed wire-tapping evidence, December 12, 1939. The Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving. December 13, 1621. The German battleship "Graf Spec" was scuttled in Montevideo, December 13, 1939. Charleston, S. C. was evacuated by the British, December 14, 1782. George Washington died, December 14, 1799. opposed by Gen. Harrison Thyng, a Republican hawk. Chief issue in New Hampshire In the last election was who was the most ardent hawk. One of the top Democratic doves, erudite Prof. Kenneth Galbraith of Harvard, former Ambassador to India, thinks that McCarthy should definitely go into New Hampshire; that any anti-Johnson man will get three times Johnson's vote, whether he's a dove or a hawk. The importance of New Hamp- Thurtday, D*e. 7, 1967 Algeria (la.) Upper Da* Mein*«-3 shire is that whatever happens there will affect the peace campaign In the rest of the country. At the moment, peace Democrats in California are organized to collect signatures for an anti- Johnson ticket. But if McCarthy loses, it will seriously set back his chances in California. Ambulance Service Completely overlooked ( but by no means on purpose) In stories during recent months dealing with the ambulance setup around Kossuth county is the Thomas Funeral Home, with facilities at Fenton and Ringsted. Mr. Thomas reported to the Upper Des Moines this week that he had maintained an ambulance service in those areas for 18 years, and plans to continue to do so. were dated. So several thousand dollars of Newsweek just went down the drain. - o - - LOBBYING ON SAFE MEAT- For some weeks the meat lobby has been trying to block a tough meat inspection bill which would protect housewives against substandard meat sold inside state lines which is not now subject to federal inspection. Eighty per cent of our meat is federally inspected, about 20 per cent is not. The importance of this new law is illustrated by the fact that in Chicago, the one-time meat packing capital of the world, four wholesale meat plants were closed down last week by city health inspectors for being unsanitary. The Senate has passed a strong meat inspection bill; it will now be up to the House of Representatives. The outcome will depend upon housewives and consumers. What is happening in Congress is that paid lobbyists are being very effective, while the housewives, though they are chiefly concerned, either don't understand the fact or don't know how to make their views felt. Whether we get a strong meat inspection law through the House of Representatives will depend upon how many housewives make their views known to such key Congressmen as Robert Poage and Graham Purcell of Texas, and Congresswoman Catherine May of Washington, who pretends to be a friend of the consumer but is not. If there is enough . demand from consumers for a strong meat inspection bill, it will finally pass. '68 DODGE DART So popular, America's made it its best selling compact. And this year there's even more excitement packed into Dart. New styling touches, inside and out. A host of thoughtful options. And a big, quick energetic engine. As always, the best thing about this family-sized compact is its low, low com pact price. Just another reminder from the Good Guys that they don't wear White Hats just for show. Here is where the cure i§! PERCIVAL MOTORS, INO. 800 SQ. PH!UIP$ $T., AtOQNA, IOWA See AFL Football Sundays on NBC. Check your local listings for exact time and station. - MCCARTHY HITS SNAG - Sen. Gene McCarthy's candidacy against LBJ has run into some opposition. Significantly, there is a lot of unanimity among peace-minded Democrats on knocking Johnson out of the White House, but there is wide division as to how to do it. Some of the Bobby Kennedy leaders, for instance, think it would be a great mistake for McCarthy to run in the New Hampshire primary. New Hampshire is considered a "hawk" state, where a dove Senator like McCarthy would risk suffering a setback. In the 1966 election, for instance, Sen. Tom Mclntyre, a Democrat and ardent supporter of Johnson's war policies, was LISTEN To KLGA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. r ii LINDSAY r LINDSAY FREE COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS ALL DAY FAVORS FOR THE KIDDIES - FREE FOUR TURKEYS REGISTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE. DRAWING TO BE HELD AT 9 P.M. FRIDAY YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN. • SAVE 25.00 • YES — WE WILL DEDUCT $20.00 FROM THE PRICE OF ANY SOFTENER PURCHASED'ON OUR APPRECIATION DAY, FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 1967. WE INVITE ALL OF OUR MANY FRIENDS TO STOP IN AND INSPiCT OUR MODERN PLANT, AND SEE THE LATEST WATER SOFTENING EQUIPMENT. SERVING YOU FOR 10 YEARS IN ALQONA LINDSAY SOFT WATER $wth Phillip* ALG9NA, IOWA

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free