The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1967 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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10-Algona la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, Dee. 12, 1967 WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - Behind the cautious optimism expressed by General William Westmoreland in his public reports on the progress of the Vietnam War there has been a smoldering dispute between his headquarters and the Pentagon over intelligence estimates. Caught in the middle was Maj. Gen. Joseph Alexander McChristian, Westmoreland's former intelligence chief, whohasnowboen transferred from Saigon to Fort Hood, Texas. McChristian's estimates of communist infiltration and recruitment were a constant sou fee of annoyance to Secretary of Defense McNamara, who thought they were higher than they ought to be. He suspected the estimates might even have been deliberately inflated to justify Westmoreland's repeated requests for more manpower. McNamara was anxious to avoid calling up the reserves or increasing the draft c.alls; therefore, lie preferred to believe lower estimates of enemy strength. The Air -Force also didn't like McChristian's figures, which implied that the bombing was hardly slowing down the infiltration. Westmoreland, however, had a soldier's reluctance to underestimate enemy strength. It is always safer, lie knew, to accept the maximum estimates. - o - - NON POVERTY WASTE- While the House has been yelling about spending for the war on poverty, Rep. James Scheuer, D-N.Y., points out that there has been no Congressional outcry about federal largesse in other areas - even when it goes down the drain. Scheuer reminded Congress recently that in the last few years $4.5 billion of military hardware programs were abandoned, at a total loss. They included the Sky- bolt missile ($2 billion), Dyna- soar glide bomber ($1 billion), manned aircraft propulsion ($1 billion), the PM6 mine-laying seaplane ($450 million) and the Pluto project ($200 million). "These were experimental programs and I am sure no House member would point the finger of guilt because of failure," said the New Yorker. "I would hope that there would be some comparable charity towards efforts to end poverty in our land. - o - NOFZIGER TO BEDROPPED- Unless premature publicity changes his plans, Gov. Ronald Reagan will announce the exit of his press secretary, Lyn Nofziger. Nofziger, who has gone under the title "communicationsdirec- tor," is the man who leaked the story of the two homosexuals on Reagan's staff who were dropped last August. Nofziger told the circumstances under which they were dropped to several newspapermen aboard the S.S. Independence enroute to the governors' conference in the Virgin Islands. - o - WHO IS NEXT?The exit of Robert S. McNa- DREW PEARSON mara as Secretary of Defense has left a hole in the previous resolve of Cabinet members not to desert the President before November, 1968. You can now expect some other cabineteers to walk through it, and the first will probably be former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, now U. S. ambassador to the United Nations. Reason for his departure will be basically the same as that which contributed to policy differences between McNamara and the President: namely, escalation of the war and failure to exhaust all possible avenues for peace. Probably no U. S. ambassador to the United Nations has worked harder or achieved more than Goldberg. Not even when he was holding all-night wage negotiations with U. S. Steel as counsel for the United Steelworkers has he worked so hard as in the current job of trying to prevent not labor war but world war. The rumors resulted from the fact that the ambassador had gone before the New York Court of Appeals a few days earlier and applied for admission to the New York bar. He was admitted promptly, as a former Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, and was not asked to write an essay on the Constitution as was former Vice President Nixon before he was admitted. Waking up, the ambassador notified the White House aide that, if and when he resigned, the President would be the first to know about it. All this happened a few days before Bob McNamara resigned as Secretary of Defense. Today, Goldberg's situation is somewhat different. He and McNamara had been the chief doves inside the Cabinet. McNamara strongly recommended the bombing pause of December, 19G5, which extended into January, 19GG. Goldberg also urged it. - o -BOMBING PAUSE- Goldberg's chief difference with President Johnson today is over another bombing pause. The two men are good friends. Johnson has given Goldberg 100 percent support on the Near East,. Cyprus, and every other move he's made in New York. But the President has not been willing to stop bombing North Vietnam for any protracted period as a move toward peace. 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