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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 11, 1968
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - The White House has not been reacting hopefully to the recent rash of truce feelers from Hanoi for two reasons: first, the President does not want to get bogged down in long, inconclusive haggling in Vietnam in an election year; second, the Hanoi regime broke off talks with a U. S. representative as recently as last November, and nothing has happened in the war to indicate any reasbn for it to change now. When General Eisenhower was elected in 1952-partly because of his promise to end the war in Korea - time and circumstances were on his side. The North Koreans had been beaten militarily and were dependent on Chinese troops to stave off a surrender. Eisenhower as a famous general had the prestige to say to the public that "Papa knows best." As the first GOP President to be elected since 1928, he had the support of the largely Republican press across the nation. Johnson has no such factors in his favor in 1968. The public, while weary of the war, is divided on what should be done about it, and is haunted by the memory of the appeasement of Hitler by Britain that preceded World War II. North Vietnam has not been crushed militarily. And the President has none of the hero's aura which made it impossible for Ike to do any wrong, in Korea or anywhere else. On top of this, North Vietnam has coldly rejected virtually every overture made by the United States or other governments. The November negotiation actually reached a stage where a U. S. representative was able to DREW PEARSON meet with a North Vietnamese representative. This was a highly secret conference given the code name of "Marigold." It was arranged through the Poles in Warsaw and had the blessings of Moscow. But despite the willingness and even eagerness of the Johnson administration to negotiate, and despite the pressure of the Poles and Russians, the Hanoi representative suddenly broke off the talks. The administration feels that if Hanoi now genuinely desired to discuss peace, these talks could be reopened - without any fanfare about "peace feelers." The world-wide publicity given the new Hanoi feelers thus may indicate they are simply for propaganda purposes, designed to fuel the doves in the United State sand make Johnson's reelection impossible. The one factor which is causing the U. S. to weigh these new peace hints carefully is the possibility that the North Vietnamese believe they now have a chance to win a place in a coalition government in Saigon. The two newly- elected leaders of South Vietnam, President Thieu and Vice President Ky, are so bitter against each other that they hardly speak. Their government has shown no signs of working any miracles; graft is as rampant as ever; little progress has been made in pacification of the country side. So the Viet Cong still can hope to win recognition and power. Politically, this would be a bitter pill, not only for Thieu and Ky but President Johnson as well. Too many people recall that when Bobby Kennedy first proposed bringing the Viet Cong into the Saigon government he was derided by Vice President Humphrey, obviously speaking for Johnson, as wanting to invite the fox into the henhouse. Thus it would be difficult for the President to issue such an invitation now. - o - -SAIGON FEUDING - President Thieu and Vice President Ky of South Vietnam have been quarreling over everything from government policies to office space. Shortly before Christmas, Ky telephoned President Thieu's office. Thieu's secretary irritated Ky by calling him "General" instead of "Vice President." Ky became absolutely furious when the President refused to return the call. In a rage, Ky marched out of his office and didn't come back for a week. Ever since, Ky has been spending more time amusing himself than worrying about his official duties. - o- - PERCY'S EXPENSE FUND - Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois has held desperate discussions with his aides and advisors as to how to overcome the bad publicity over his $100,000 slush fund. He solicited money from businessmen to help pay his office expenses, though his predecessor, Sen. Paul Douglas, lived on his Senate salary and was able to represent Illinois without hitting up anyone for expense money. Percy happens to be a millionaire who, at the age of 29, became president of Bell and Howell, the camera company. His office refuses to give any information on Percy's current income and assets. As an officer of the company, however, he was required to list his Bell and Howell holdings. In 1965, his last year with the company, he listed 103,096 shares of Bell and Howell stock. He reportedly sold 21,079 shares for a half-million dollars in 1966. At today's prices, the remaining shares are worth more than $7,250,000. It would appear that Percy, if he For And About Teenagers STRONG CHURCHES.. "Pray at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints." —Ephesians 6:18 Do not believe that God is dead. Without God, you cannot justify the wonders of the universe. In birth, in life, and in death, God is always near. Pray, not because you have a specific need, but because God is there. Pray in thanksgiving, as well as in supplication. Persist in prayer. Open your heart to God's ever-presence. Remember God, every moment of your waking days, and you will know that God is with you in every way. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 and 169 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa KELEHER & McADAMS CLOTHING Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 - Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC, O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA "Where Shopping Is A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 and 169 SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Telephone 295-5371 — Algona, Iowa BENNIE B, WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver - GMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires — Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS, ASSN. Ypyr Friend - Befpre and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO, Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks - Farm Equipment / EVEf?-/ TIME U T TALK TO 1 ANOTHER B HE SETS MA-P... THE WEEKS LETTER: "I am a girl who is in the 10th grade and lik. a boy who is in the 12th grade. I guess you could say we have been going together for three or four months. I thought I knew him well but I was wrong. He seems like a nice and Intelligent boy. There is just one problem. Every time I talk to another boy he gets mad at me. I really don't mean any harm. He wants me to stop talking to them, but I don't want to hurt their feelings. Should I quit him or let the other boys alone?" OUR REPLY: You would lead a very miserable life if you were allowed to talk to only one boy. Your friend is being unreasonable. Tell him so. Tell him that you like him, and want to continue going together, but insist that you are going to continue to be a friendly individual. If this boy is so demanding after only three months of going together, it is likely that he will become more and more resentful as time goes on — to the extent that he might want you to have no other friends at all. Right now is the time to get him to shape up — or ship out. X you Kovt a (Mnogt probltm you won< la diicull, or an obltrvolion la mak*. oddrtll you l»H*r lo FOR AND AtOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUIUR1AN MESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. Mrs. Matt Erdman; Circle 5, Mrs. Elliot Waldschmit and Mrs. Louis Kollasch; Circle 6, Mrs. Joe Besch and Mrs. Maurice Besch; Circle 7, Mrs. Robert Kain and Mrs. Orville Mueller; and Circle 8, Mrs. Charles Origer and Mrs. Elain Christensen. - o - Jeffrey Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elbert, underwent surgery at St. Ann Hospital, Algona, Tuesday. Mrs. Wilfred Schmeling is a patient in St. Ann Hospital. Mrs. Bert Fuchsen is a patient in the Palo Alto Memorial Hospital. She had the misfortune to fall Wednesday and break her hip. Edward Maahs returned to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Dodge, Tuesday. Thursday, Jan. 11, 1968 Algeria (le.) Upp*f> Ott Mdtfttt-3 Pam Kuhn. The meeting was called ti.- order by president, Susan Dodds, and record books were passed out by the leaders. Talks were given by Sue Dodds and Linda Nitchals. A demonstration was given by Beth Davies. Holly Haas was in charge of recreation and Jean Ann Dodds in charge of music. The next meeting will be Feb. 6 at the home of Beth Davies, with Julie Molacek assisting. FAMILY Mrs. Annie Mead of Oakland was the oldest member of a reunion which represented five generations of the family on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Youngest was Infant Kevin Lynn Asmussen; the other three generations were represented by Mrs. Florence Shook, Mrs. Arno Asmussen and Dale Asmussen, all of Glenwood. Algona AOK is going to run an extravagant office, can afford to pay the extra expenses out of his own pocket. His advisors we are told, agree. They have urged him to cancel the slush fund, pay back the contributors and take care of his own bills If they continue to run above the government allowance. - o - - ADAM WANTS A DEAL - Embattled Adam Clayton Powell has sent quiet feelers to the White House, offering a deal if President Johnson will order the Justice Department to call off the grand jury investigation into his finances. Powell is far more worried about what the grand jury may find out about his money manipulations than what the courts will do about his House seat. Visitors to Bimini have brought back word from Powell that he will return to the United States and lead a campaign against Negro extremism-if the grand jury investigation is dropped. He is willing to tour Negro areas and speak out against such militants as Stokely Carmichael and Rap Brown. Powell requested that his offer be passed on to the White House. So far at least, the White House has shown no interest in making a deal. The Harlem Congressman did make such' a deal, once, with the Eisenhower administration. Though a Democrat, he supported Eisenhower for reelection in 1956 at a time when his finances also were under investigation, and the case against Powell later was dropped. Some of his employees were convicted on charges of income tax evasion as a result of the same investigation, but Powell himself came out of it as free and jaunty as ever. - o - - DEFENDER OF LIBERTIES - Ramsey Clark - The young Attorney General, who had the courage to tell the truth about wholesale FBI wiretapping and who has staunchly defended civil liberties despite the drive toward a police state. Ernest Gruening-The grizzled Senator from Alaska whose persistent digging into foreign aid efficiency revealed that we were paying Chinese communists for rice in Southeast Asia. Robert S. McNamara-The retiring Secretary of Defense, who has had the guts to buck the military when they were wrong, and who has taken time to help enlisted men and draft rejects as never before in history. Capt. Richard Alexander, USN - Having nothing to gain and everything to lose, he stood up for Navy justice at the risk of his own career. He had been selected to command the world's only remaining battleship, the USS New Jersey, which would have meant sure promotion to admiral. Yet his conscience compelled him to defy the admirals and speak up for an outcast, Lt. Cmdr. Marcus Arnheiter, who had been given a raw deal. When the Chief of Naval Operation himself, Admiral Thomas Moorer, summoned him to the Pentagon, Alexander respectfully refused to back down. Rep. Neal Smith, D-Iowa - A soft-spoken, self-effacing idealist, he introduced a meat inspection bill shortly after he came to Congress in 1959. Session after session he bucked the powerful meat lobby, but couldn't budge the bill out of the House Agriculture Committee. When a newspaper campaign helped him push the bill through a reluctant Congress this year, he typically gave the chief credit to Rep. Tom Foley, D-Wash., Sen. Walter Mondale, D*Minn., and others who joined him in the fight. Similarly, Smith had plugged away year after year to outlaw nepotism. The bill reached the floor this year on a fluke, and Congressmen were afraid to be recorded in favor of loading the public payroll with relatives. So the persistent, publicity-shy Smith scored another victory for the public interest. Ralph Nader — Proud to be called a muckraker, he didn't rest after his spectacular success in forcing the big auto makers to build safer cars. He has continued to battle against unin- spected meat, leaky gas pipelines and radiation danger, all while paying his own way and living in a spartan, $20-a-week room. Sen. Warren Magnuson - of Washington, who has done more to protect housewives from shoddy material and fake purchases than any other Senator in recent history. Xmas Lighting Winners Named At Whittemore WHITTEMORE - This year's winners in the annual Christmas lighting competition sponsored by the Community Club were: best door, Vic Perkins; best window, Dick Vaughn; best overall, Reuban Butzke. - o - NEW OFFICERS New officers and circle heads for St. Michael's Society are as follows: president, Mrs. Maurice Fickbohm; vice-president, Mrs. Leonard Elbert; secretary, Mrs. Albert Kramer; treasurer, Mrs. Erwin Schuller. Circle heads are: Circle 1, Mrs. William Weber and Mrs. Richard Lane; Circle 2, Mrs. Lawrence Kirsch and Mrs. Vern Walker; Circle 3, Mrs. Dave Kollasch and Mrs. Dean Elbert; Circle 4, Mrs. Art Elbert and The annual Christmas party of the Algona A-OK 4-H Club was held Dec. 23 at the Extension hall. A short business meeting was held. Carols were sung and games played. An exchange of gifts was the highlight. Mrs. Clapsaddle, Mrs. Milder and Mrs. Cooper served a light supper. The girls then went caroling at the two nursing homes and various other places. Cookies and cocoa concluded the evening's festivities. Flowers were presented to the three leaders, Mrs. McEvoy, Mrs. Berger, and Mrs. Detrick. Union Aletheans The monthly meeting of the Union Alethean 4-HClubwasheld Jan. 2 at the home of Cindy and other models at the right price with features to fit every need VICTOR *Slmple-To-Operate *1O Key &. Full Keyboard *Repeat Key *Total/Sub-Total Control Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Ill E. Call St. Algona, Iowa : THE BUSY woman of today is ready to go . . . anyichere . . . in this always fresh, always fashion-right Mynette skimmer of wondrous lOO^'c Arnel 1 triacetate jersey with bonded backing. In a delightful paisley print in choice of new spring colors. Sizes 16'2 - 22 $16.00 IN ALGONA MM Five professional nitpfckers criticize the Javelin. "Javelin is a world apart from the other ponycars in styling, comfort, space and features...the car turned andcornered as if it were nailed to the road...Nearly every interior dimension is larger than its competitors, and three in the full width back seat is a reality...Performance of our test car was just short of surprising...Too few cars have brakes equal to the optional front disc/rear drum power units on the Javelin..." —Motor Trend, January, 1968 "BRAND NEW IMAGE BUSTER...transmission responds well to hard active operation and the synchronies!! is all but faultless...driving the Javelin is an interesting and satisfy ing ex per ie nee... the ability to bringa howl from the rear wheels in any of the lower gears is undeniably exciting...the Javelin has a lot of things going for it..." —Carlife,December, .'967 "AN EXCITING NEW SPORTSTER...A rea. racy-looking car...shows up well on the road-handling to drive... particularly liked the action of the optional power steering... The Javelin reacts almost the same at high speed as it does during low-speed maneuvers.' —Popular Science Monthly, September, 1967 "AN AMERICAN is surprisingly soft...On long series of tight right-and left hand curves, the quick response, the time it took to go from one steady slate to another, was pleasingly impressive...Javelin's brakes were all we could want...optional heavy-duty suspension and wide tread tires really work could feel and even control the point at which tire adhesion gave way..." —Hot Rod Magazine, December, 1967 "FRONT END OF JAVELIN IS MEAN LOOKING...Fresh, clean ' mes a . n d a luxurious interior...interior appointments very comfortable and well-laid out...visibility forward is excellent...has a lot more legroom than is generally associated with pony cars..." —Motorcade, November, 1967 American Motors 3s=.3i,- • Rebel • Rarpolef Ame'.can 'And the new Javelin DAU'S GARAGE, 125 So Dodge, Algona, Iowa

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