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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 25, 1968
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WASHINGTON Merry* Go •Round WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Rusk bluntly told British Foreign Minister George Brown during their recent conference that the U. S. believes there is no sincerity in Hanoi's latest peace feelers. Rusk pointed out that the North Vietnamese always launch a peace offensive at this time of year to exploit the world's hopes for extending the Christmas and lunar truce, and that experience has taught us that Hanoi is interested only in halting the bombing of the north while it steps up its own military activities in the south. Despite all the propaganda about truce talks, Rusk noted that the North Vietnamese have not made a single formal proposal for talks through all the diplomatic pipelines that connect Washington and Hanoi. Meanwhile, one of the hints that North Vietnamese leaders have dropped in diplomatic circles is that they might be willing to release all American war prisoners in return for an end to the bombing. Several hundred captives, most of them pilots, are now held in North Vietnam. The communists are aware that the pressure inside the United States to halt the bombing would reach an emotional peak if the return of prisoners were offered as part of the deal. - o - - LANDLESS PEASANTS - One of the most discouraging reports from South Vietnam concerns land reform. The government of South Vietnam is simply not enforcing its land laws requiring the vast plantations developed by the French to be broken up so that individual peasants can have their share of the land. This plan was designed to match the land reforms of North Vietnam, but it's not working in the south. Both the Buddhist and Catholic churches, plus some big government officials, hold vast acreages. Despite a lot of prodding from the American Embassy, the South Vietnamese government will not carry out its own plan. This is one reason why the peasants will not fight for the Saigon government. They have no land to defend. The White House estimates that, FOR THE COST OF FIGHTING THE WAR FOR LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, THE UNITED STATES COULD BUY UP A LOT OF LAND AND DISTRIBUTE SEVEN ACRES TO EVERY LANDLESS FARMER IN SOUTH VIETNAM. President Johnson is seriously considering such a step. He figures it would be one of the best answers to communist propaganda, and might swing widespread popular support behind the government. - o - - PROGRESS IN NEAR EAST - U. N. peace envoy Gunnar Jarring in the Near East has reported to Secretary General Tliant that he has arranged fringe agreements between the Arabs and Israelis, but has made no headway in negotiating a peace treaty. His strategy is to arrange Arab-Israeli cooperation on minor matters as the first steps toward peace. He has persuaded them to exchange prisoners and to unblock the Suez Canel. His next move will be to seek free access to religious shrines in Israeli-occupied territory for Christian, Jewish and Moslem pilgrims alike. - o - - MARDI GRAS DISCRIMINATION Five ships ordered into New Orleans for Mardi Gras week by the Navy were sent solely to, please Rep, Edward Hebert of New Orleans, who is the second-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina, chairman of the committee. Both are close friends ol Admiral David McDonald, Chief of Naval Operations. All officers and crew members of the five ships were in* structed that Jews, Italians and Negroes could not attend any of the social functions o! Mardi Gras week and that they were not to trade their invitations back and forth, The Navy is planning a bang-up demonstration - at least socially - for New Orleans, with the Navy steel band being brought DREW PEARSON from San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the taxpayers' expense, on the U. S. S. Yosemite. Also special cigarette lighters and tie clasps have been ordered for guests for Mardi Gras, together with special helicopters to take dignitaries out to visit the fleet. All this, however, with the stipulation that Italians, Jews and Negroes who are among the members of the crew were not to mingle socially in the festivities. Finally, after Rep. Joseph Resnick, D-N.Y., had kicked up a Congressional storm, the Navy's order was withdrawn. - o - - AIRBORNE ELEPHANTS - U. S. special forces are preparing to parachute elephants with them into the Vietnam jungles. Elephants are handier in the jungle than trucks or jeeps; also they require no jump training. The parachuting pachyderms are simply loaded into giant cargo planes and knocked out with a tranquilizer gun. An airborne elephant is rolled over on his side, padded to protect him on landing, and wrapped in a light steel net. Over the jump zone, the two- ton beast is simply pushed out a chute from the rear of the plane. - o - -ADAM CLAYTON SEEKS'DEAL'- There was some very significant byplay behind the recent California speeches of Adam Clayton Powell, the Harlem globe-trotter. The byplay included overtures to President Johnson that if the Justice Department would drop its grand jury probe of Powell's finances, Powell would mobilize Negroes against black power and for harmonious race relations. Once before, in 1956, Powell made similar overtures to the White House when occupied by Dwight D. Eisenhower. The overtures were accepted. At that time Powell was on the verge of income tax trouble; two secretaries had been prosecuted and one, Miss Hattie Dodson, was already in the federal penitentiary at Alderson, W. Va. Powell proposed that if Miss Dodson was released from Alderson and if his tax troubles were forgotten, he, Powell, a Democrat, would come out for Eisenhower, a Republican, for re-election. The bid was eagerly accepted. The dapper Congressman from Harlem duly stood on the White House steps to announce that he would vote for Eisenhower and he called upon all Negroes to do the same. Thereafter Powell was given funds by the Republican National Committee, plus a staff, and worked hard for Dee. His income tax case was dropped for the time being, though finally resurrected by a runaway grand jury in New York which would not take orders from Washington. The trial resulted in a hung jury, and the case was later dismissed by Bobby Kennedy as one of his first acts after becoming Attorney General. Recently Powell has made somewhat the same proposal to the White House. He knows that a grand jury lias been investigating him and that he faces trouble. This time he offered, not to campaign for Johnson, who already has strong Negro support, but to campaign for better race relations. He was willing to go out and combat the Stokely 'Carmichaels, the Rap Browns, and the black power advocates. However, his proposal fell on deaf ears. He got no takes at the White House. Gets B.S.E. Degree PERU, NEBR. - Fifty-four Peru State College seniors completed degree requirements at the end of the 1967-68 fall semester, January 19, according to Mr. F. H. Larson, college registrar. Degrees will be conferred at the 99tli annual commencement, May 27th. One of those to receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree is Larry J. Holding of Hurt. RETIREE Mr. Fred A. (Doc) Parsons, Spirit Lake, was honored by Dick* inson County courthouse officers and employees upon his retirement after 50 years of service in the county highway office last month. . Time To Spare By GERAID ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Barbara Thilges Of Bode Is Engaged To Wed Plum Creek Elite Thursday, Jan 25, 1968 Algono (la.) Upp.r D* Mdlftti-l Being a Big Brother Back in 1904 some one in the Xew York Presbyterian Club had a bright idea. He was worried by the number of juvenile delinquents on the street. So he suggested that every member agree to work personally with one particular boy who was in trouble with the police. The Club agreed, and the Big Brother movement was born. It worked in 1904, and it's still going strong today. Thousands of men of alleges get their assignments through religious and other organizations. There's nothing haphazard about the system. First comes an orientation course covering aims and methods, with emphasis on juvenile psychology. Then men and boys are paired off according to background, interests, religion, race, etc. Older men are often very successful Big Brothers. Many have had the experience of raising their own children, and caring for their grandchildren. Familiarity with life gives them understanding and tolerance. And they have more time to devote to the boys than younger men still at work. I d'on't nave to tell you how- important this is when you're dealing with a youngster aged ten to twelve, who may have come from a broken home, and perhaps suffers from emotional disturbances. Being a Big Brother isn't easy. But if you have a social conscience, few things will give you a more satisfying sense of achievement than helping a boy who needs help. '("here's a fringe benefit if you guide your charge away from a situation you were once in yourself. Many Big Brothers troubled in their youth by alcoholism and petty larceny have saved "their" boys from both. Of course many cases aren't that tough. Even so, anything achieved with any boy is worthwhile. If you'd like to assist the Big Brothers, but don't feel able to handle boys, you might be fitted for some of the less personalized tasks like publicity and fund raising. Most abilities are of use to the organization. It's a good way to spend your spare time — good for you, and good for your community. Advocates A Deficiency Farm Payment Program January 11, 1968 To The Editor: In the November U.S.D.A. report on prices, hogs were selling at $7.30 per cut less than parity; beef cattle $7.20 less; corn $.58 per bu. less; and soybeans $.87 per bu. less. The cause of these low prices is mainly that supplies exceed the effective demand. Economists appear to agree that in food items, a supply of only 1% in excess of effective demand cause a decline in price of about 4%. That is the main reason why farmers are usually "skating on thin ice" in prices. Individually the farmer is totally unable to avoid this excess output. The cause of this excess output is the vast array of scientific innovations now in use that reduce losses and increase yields. Over 49% of Iowa's farm lands are operated by tenants. No landlord will retain a tenant who deliberately raises 50 bushels of corn per acre when he can raise 150 bushels. We do have a farm program whereby farmers, via governmental compensatory payments, are induced to idle some 25 million acres of land; but this program, although of great value, has been inadequate to effect a necessary restraint on output. We are now producing in the United States, some 2 billion bushels more corn than we did in 1932 on 40 million less acres of land. The individual farmer cannot afford to idle a field unless he gets an adequate compensation since most of his expenses, like interest on debt, and taxes, go on whether the land is cropped or not. And quite often it is ignored that our government is our only organization with the power (financial and otherwise) to provide such needed inducement. If for no other reason than the possibility of wars and drouth, our government must protect us with adequate reserves of food and "reserves can be derived only from supplies that exceed the day-to-day needs." But in the absence of governmental price or income protection, our farmers are cruelly punished instead of paid for this essential service. If our American citizens generally were made fully aware of these facts, the opposition of non-farm people to an adequate farm program would not exist. The question is what should be done. Some time ago, our president appointed a committee of LETTERS TO THE EDITOR able and informed men to prepare a report on "Food and Fiber." This committee did and on this matter of a farm income problem, on page 19 is stated the recommendations: "Direct payments can be made to farmers to protect their incomes with less interference to the market than with high price supports, export subsidies and import quotas. The majority therefore recommends that direct commodity payments be made to farm producers to enable efficient commercial farmers to receive parity incomes, , when returns from the market do not provide such income." The minority in their report also recommended the deficiency payment idea. This deficiency payment idea has the advantage that the machinery (the A.S.C.S. county committees) are in existence now. In fact the plan has been in successful operation for wool and sugar for sometime, with almost no adverse criticism from anyone. Furthermore, farmers should observe that the Federal government derives some 70% of its revenues with a graduated income tax, with almost none with regressive taxes such as property taxes and other taxes, two forms of taxes'overloaded now. G. W. Patterson Burt, Iowa Grant Divorce Donna Steven was granted a divorce from Dean Steven in district court here this week. The plaiuciff was given custody of three minor children, while an older son will live with the defendant. Has Mouth Surgery Tom Olson, West Bend, is now at home after undergoing mouth surgery at Palo Alto Hospital recently. 360 Adults Register Approximately 3 60 per sons are now registered for classes in the adult education program which began recently at Algona high, according to Frank Brusie, director of the program. BARBARA THILGES Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Thilges of Bode announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Jean, to Lloyd M. SchUmoeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray B. SchUmoeller of Algona. Both are graduates of Garrigan High School. Miss Thilges is employed by Winkel & Winkel, attorneys at Algona. Mr. Schil- moeller is employed by Kossuth Motor Co. at Algona. A May wedding is planned. Wesley Girl Is Engaged; Will Wed In June CYNTHIA RAKOW Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rakow of Wesley announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia June Rakow to David Blomberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Blomberg, Tinley Park, m. A June wedding is planned. Miss Rakow, majoring in elementary education at Wartburg College, Waverly, will be graduating in May. Mr. Blomberg, a graduate of Wartburg College, is a management trainee at Montgomery Ward, Munster, Ind. Cresco Chums The January meeting of the Cresco Chums was held at the home of Sue Smith, with Zelda Meehlhause, Dianne Miller and Sue Smith as hostesses. Pledge of allegiance was led by Mary Ann Erdman. Roll call was answered by 25 members. Marilyn gave a very interesting report on her trip to Chicago. Plans were then discussed for a future party. Mrs. Jim Besch gave a talk on foods and nutrition. Demonstrations were given by Rowena Wildin and Renee Roethler on muffins and Nancy Moore on correct measuring. Diane Roethler and Edna Frideres gave a talk on the presentation of talks and demonstrations. Kathy Miller led an activity on safety tips for cooking. U >*;:$79 j Itkir llJllt It til I fi|kt prici lit! lejtiru U lit nirj WILD BLUE WAVES . . . Naval maneuvers aren't part of the Air Force mission, but thU Uan Air Force boat. It's a drone recovery boat, part of a mini-fleet maintained by Air Defense Command near Panama City, Fla., and used to make water recovery of Ryan Firebee Drones following aerial Intercepts by ADC fighter aircraft. F*VICTOR *Slmple-To-Oper«te *10 Key 4. Full Keyboard "Repeat Key *Tot«l/Sut>-ToUI Control Upper Dei Maine* Pub. Co. ill E. Call St. Algona, Iowa On Jan. 13 a meeting of the Plum Creek Elite was held at the home of Alice Bode. A talk was given by Lorelei Keith. Demonstrations by Alice Bode, Joyce Gabrielson and Jane Walker. Guests were Mrs. Edgar Keith, Mrs. Kyle Keith, Mrs. Roger Keith and Mrs- Calvin Bode. The February meeting will be held at Dixie Keith's. FIVE GENERATIONS Mrs. Letha Holtsclaw, 86- year old great-great-grand- mother of Baxter was the eldest of five generations together f«* cently in Melbourne. The others include Mrs. Robert Brittaln, Mrs. Raymond Hill, Mrs. Edward Westendorf, and six-week-old Joel Westendorf. Electric Water Heating for efficiency • economy • cleanliness • dependability • safety ... and especially for speed Togive you a dependable hot water supply, you can't beat electricity Algona Municipal Utilities STRONG CHURCHES.. "He that glorieth, let him glory hi the Lord." — Jeremiah 9:24 We live in an age of wondrous things. We are reaching for the moon and the stars. Our heroes are men who walk in space and orbit the earth. We reap fame and riches upon the individual who makes a spectacular achievement to the thing we call "progress." It is only fitting that noteworthy accomplishments be recognized and be rewarded. Yet, we should never fail to recognize the singular merits of a worthwhile life. There is, in service to God and to humanity, an offering to the glory of God. There is, in the achievement of a Christian life, a singular and important fulfillment. 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 - CMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires — Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend - Before and After the Firf ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO, Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors - Trucks — Farm Equipment

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