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I I ^ from HISWRrS SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS 1836; Club was founded, February Alamo began, February 23, To" i ohn Marsha U rendered first decision de- J.8. law unconstitutional, February 24, 1803. Tt«r~tt S? r f* olv w was patented, February 25, 1836. 1L, 1 i? 8on1 |u v cr tunnel opened, February 25, 1908. PA i « « « »,£ OM wa !L Jt ranted *<> toe U.S. by treaty with Panama, February 26, 1904. The League of Nations 1919 W88 01ltUned fa y Pr«Went Wilson, February 26, 27, I W99 UC * BlcnvUlc reached the Mississippi, February The Republican party was founded, February 28, 1854. <mEt r rJTouJ? 118 ^"'PP 6 ! b j? Massachusetts colony court order for sleeping in church, February 28, 1643. Stalin offered peace terms to Finland, February 29,1944. WASHINGTON Meny-Go-Ronnd WASHINGTON-Despite Prime Minister Wilson's statement that only a narrow gap remains to be bridged to get Vietnam peace talks started, and U. N. Secretary General Thant's efforts, any meaningful negotiations still appear highly unlikely before next November's elections. There is no question that President Johnson wants them. The war has crippled his prestige, his programs, his popularity, his party. Every consideration demands that it be brought to an end as soon as possible. The President's almost desperate eagerness for peace has led him to welcome every reported "feeler" from Hanoi, whether it came from official or unofficial sources. More than 30 such feelers have been explored. But they all collapse in Hanoi when Ho Chi Minh refuses to make the slightest concession that clearly is required if any compromise is to be reached. And any compromise does demand that each side give a little. The success of the recent communist offensive in South Vietnam, and the indications that Khe Sanh is viewed as another possible Dien Blen Phu, make it clear that Ho Chi Minh is not about to start peace talks. Militarily, . he has demonstrated that the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese can still operate with great effectiveness throughout South Vietnam; that half a million U. S. troops plus the South Vietnamese actually control little of either the territory or the population of South Vietnam; and that all the bomb- Ing of North Vietnam has hardly dented his ability to keep the war going. Politically, he is still convinced that President Johnson will not be re-elected in November, and that war weariness in the United States will induce his successor to give him what he wants. He has said this repeatedly to neutral diplomats. As we have noted previously, U. S. popularity in Vietnam has never been great and it drops further almost daily. To the South Vietnamese, we are not only supporting an unpopular military regime but we are ourselves destroying their homes and their businesses far more than the Viet Cong. On top of this., we have now devastated the ancient capital city of Hue with all its historic treasures. Even Hitler usually spared such treasures in World War n. Thus, the North Vietnamese, as they have said again and DREW PEARSON again, remain confident that time is on their side; and their recent successes, plus the miscalculations of our strategists in the Pentagon, can only make them more certain than ever. - o - - CASUALTY ESTIMATES - Figures issued by Gen,Westmoreland's headquarters on recent enemy casualties Illustrate how wild those estimates can be. A U. S. spokesman in Saigon claimed that 30,795 communists were killed in the first 12 days of their offensive, and 5,278 captured. It usually is calculated that the enemy suffers three men wounded for each man killed, which would indicate total enemy casualties of around 120,000. However, if official estimates were that the total communist force engaged in the fighting was only 60,000 men - which means that we killed or wounded two men for each one fighting, an obviously ridiculous projection. Many of the casualty figures, of course, come from the South Vietnamese military; and the South Vietnamese, if not our own officials, clearly must be somewhat less than accurate in their reports. - o - -r NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN VIETNAM - Secretary of Defense McNamara has stated flatly that the use of nuclear weapons in Vietnam has never been considered by the administration. We can report, however, that while President Johnson has refused to entertain such proposals, they have been discussed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The joint chiefs are anxious to try out tactical nuclear weapons, which never have been tested in battle. But the bombs are "dirty", would cause high radioactivity, and present grave problems for South Vietnamese civilians as well as our own troops. In addition, their use would bring about as great a worldwide revulsion as use of poison gases. Hence, the President is adamant against even testing them in Vietnam. It is our understanding that the mysterious trip to Saigon by Dr. Richard Garwin, the nuclear expert, was not in connection with the use of tactical nuclear weapons, but secret devices of the "McNamara Line," the electronic barrier below the demilitarized zone which McNamara proposed but whose workings remain top secret. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Masticate 6. Kind of apartment 9. Bondsman 10. Zodiac sign 12. Eruptive skin condition 13. Dark reddish brown 14. Foreboding 15. Pen 16.3.1416 17. Sun god 18. Malt beverage 19. Fuel 20. Show 23. Native of Cpp»n? hagen 24. Clingi to 26. Learning 20. Seduced 31. Aftern 32. Grade: »bbr. 33. Greek letter 34. Whether 35. God of pleasure 30. Canter 38. Frolic 40. Italian explore* 41. Ride 42. Smell* 43.Spe*kf 4f 8Mb DOWN 1. Apogee 2. Own 3. Level 4. Met* 1 Westrum 5. Musical instrument 6. Viscous 7. Warp-yarn 8. Surgeon's instrument 9. Coastline 11. Stand up 15. Phonograph record holders 18. Tree 19. Pant 21. Portion 22. Poem 23. Rep's rival 25. Tattered cloth 26. Scotch landed proprietor . 27. Tenders 29. Send abroad 30. Fasts 32, Erases: print. 35. Flock 36. Dip out 37. Old Greek coin 39. By way of 40. Gull IJ W it If 41 n 1) 40 ? Ib - TIME FOR APPRAISAL- The recent shellacking which the United States took proves conclusively that we had better reverse our war strategy in Vietnam and fire those responsible for mistakes. This strike required weeks of preparation, the storing of weapons, the digging of tunnels, the recruiting and subversion of personnel. Two chauffeurs of the American Embassy were subverted. All this was done right under the nose of Gen Westmoreland and his intelligence officers. It could not have been accomplished without vast help from a civilian population which has become more and more resentful of the American occupation. The results were so devastating that they must be faced frankly and weighed carefully by appropriate committees of Congress. To do otherwise would be a disservice. Blindness is not patriotism. - o - - SEARCH AND DESTROY - Gen. Westmoreland's basic strategy is "search and destroy" - namely, sending U.S. troops into the jungles to search out the Viet Cong and destroy them. In these battles American troops have never fought more courageously. But once they have located the enemy and driven him out, they have had to occupy the area to keep the Viet Cong from walking right back. This ties down too many American troops. Various experts have recommended that we eliminate "search and destroy" tactics, let the countryside take care of itself and concentrate on making the cities secure. Since the cities 'obviously are not secure today, we will have to concentrate on them or else get out of Vietnam altogether. Where the 700,000 or so South Vietnamese troops are, how valuable and trustworthy they are, is a subject not now discussed. - o - -ADAM'S JAGUAR- Adam Clayton Powell departed from Congress over a year ago, but his Jaguar sports car- is still reposing in the Congressional garage. Once a flashy,.showpiece with 'Adam at the wheel,.the car is ' now covered with dust, the battery is dead, the tires deflated like Powell's career. Meanwhile, Adam is still fishing in the Bahamas and doesn't seem to care. He may, however, alter a grand jury report on his financial hi-jinks. - o - - BAD NEWS FOR SHRIVER - Eugene Kowalski of the National Confederation of American Ethnic Groups has warned Mayor Daly of Chicago that if Sargent Shriver runs for governor of Illinois or U. S. Senator, the Poles, the Italians, and other ethnic groups will do their best to defeat him. Kowalski is irked at Shriver because he used anti-poverty money to help Negroes rather than other groups in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and Gary, Ind. There are almost as many Poles in Chicago as there are in Warsaw; and if they opposed Shriver it would be a very serious political handicap. - o - - WISE CRACKER RUSK- At a recent closed-door meeting with House members, Secretary of State Rusk was tightlipped about details of the negotiations with North Korea for the return of the Pueblo. He even hedged on questions regarding our strained relations with South Korea. Rep. Sam Stratton, D-N.Y., tried to draw him out on the latter. "It has been my impression," he said, "that the South Koreans are among our best friends, if not the best, in Asia. In view of the hard feelings over our alleged failure to make stronger protests about North Korean infiltrations, what are we doing to improve relations with South For And About Teenagers) i HAVE PROBLEMS WITH Prayer consists of 56 words; Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 266; The Ten Commandments, 297; The 23rd Psalm, llfy The United States Government's orders on cabbage prices, 26,911 words. WttJnetday, Feb. 21, 1968 Algona (la.) Uppir DM Mdtrt«i-l Rising Firp Losses NMV YORK —Property Inssfs cnusfd by fire in the t'nitffl St;itfs rose from S16I million in 1900 to Sl.rj billion in 1966, the Tmurawe Informii- tion Institute reports. The l%(i losses were more than double the S649 million in losses in 1950. THE WEEK'S LETTERS" I am 14 years of age and will be 15 In July. My friend is really nice, calm, good looking, smart in a sense. He is 16 years old and has a"60"Ford. My parents like my friend just as I do. But! ... I do have two problems with my friend In which I want him to stop. How can I tell him without losing him? Please give me a reply." OUR REPLY: A proper answer would depend upon a better Idea of what the two problems concern. Let us just say that a girl of fourteen who has dates with an auto-driving boyfriend, no matter his age, is wise to stay away from the "parking" bit. The automobile should be a means of transportation — getting there and getting home, with no random stops in between. If you ask the boy to stop and he doesn't stop, lose him. You'll save yourself some future grief and at the same time be assured that some boy will come along with a later model automobile and a completely satisfactory disposition. * you hov« o t>«nog» prebltm you *onl to dilcuii or on obltrvotion to mok«, oddrm your UHtr to fO» ANO AIOUT TEENAOEK. COMMUNITY ANO SUoURBANPKESSSEKVICt. fKANKFOHT. ICY. Korea T Rusk thought it over for awhile, then replied with a smile: "Well, you know that South Korea has been called the Ireland of the Far East." The significance of this was not clear to Rusk's audience, but Rep. Richard McCarthy, D- N.Y., an Irishman, tried to interpret what the Secretary meant. "You know what they say about the Irish," interposed McCarthy. "They say that the Irish don't know what they want, but are willing to fight for it. Perhaps the South Koreans are equally Independent and aggressive." Rusk just nodded and grinned. When someone asked what Rusk thought about Sen. Teddy Kennedy's speech regarding "corruption in Saigon," he drawled: "Now, you wouldn't expect Saigon to be as clean as Boston, would you?" READER COMMENT MEMO FROM WATERLOO Sirs: Enclosed you will find check for $7. .. .although we have lived in Waterloo nearly 10 years now and feel like natives here, we still feel that a part of us is still in Algona. Twelve years ago your paper covered a near-tragic' story on our daughter, then 5 years old. She was the little girl that had all the symptoms of a rare blood disease - which by some miracle turned out to be a highly complex allergy. Today she is a happy, healthy junior in high school and nary a trace of ill health. We always enjoy our trips back "home" and getting your paper. Sincerely, Donald H. Craft, Waterloo, la. Feb. 16. - o FOR OVER 80 YEARS Dear Sirs: Due to my failing eyesight I am afraid I must stop my subscription. I have been a subscriber for a long time and enjoyed it very much all the time. I can't get my glasses changed . . . .Dr. told me he could only help me by one point. I was born in 1888 and your paper came to this address as long as I can remember. Thank you for past favors. Respectfully, Rudolf Berninghaus, West Bend, la. FOR PLUMBING HEATING COOLING INSTALLATION • REPAIR OR REMODELNG WE'RE AT YOUR SERVICE Phone 295-2104 LAING Plumbing.Heatin0-Coolln0 12 No. Dodge, Algona 1 I I •;'•' •:•; :* SATURDAY, FEB. 24,10a.m.- Sale of Paul W. Kisch, located 7 miles east of West Bend on blacktop, 2 south and first place west; from Algona, 2 west and 10 south, then 1 mile west. Tractors, other machinery, miscellaneous items, as detailed in ad in this issue. Charley Qulnn, auctioneer; Iowa State Bank, West Bend, clerk. THURSDAY, FEB. 29-Milford Plathe estate sale, at farm 6 south of Algona onU. S. 169,1 i/2 east and 1/4 north. Sale includes 143 head of livestock, plus tractors, machinery and much other general farm equipment. Details in Feb. 27 issue. Auctioneers Quinn & Clark; clerk-IowaState Bank, Algona. Words, Words ... We are in au age when everything is overdone especially with the government. Millions upon millions of words are printed where only a few could tell the story better. Let's compare: The Lord's Jim Telecky, your Pioneer area agronomist, will outline ways to get higher corn yield* at: V.F.W. 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