The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 27, 1968 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 27, 1968
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2—Algeria (la.) Upper Des Meines Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1968 • The Washington j • Merry-WoBDd j \DREW PEARSON'S J Icandid and revealing I column I I WASHINGTON - Sargent Shriver, organizer of the Peace Corps and pioneer of the anti-poverty administration, will shortly bow out as its administrator. Shrive r is unique in the Johnson administration in that he is the only member of the Kennedy family to remain working for LBJ. In view of the Kennedy- Johnson feud, this has not been easy. However, Shriver has always been completely loyal to the President, and Johnson in turn has been both cordial and sympathetic in his relations with him. Shriver is married to Eunice Kennedy, the most vigorous of the Kennedy sisters. Eunice, like all the Kennedys, is loyal to the family. But she is also married to a top member of the Johnson administration. Mrs. Shriver has her own ideas regarding LBJ. Arriving a little late at a woman's party, she explained that she had just been to the White House for the signing of the Mental Health Act. "I got a pen," she exclaimed, holding up one of the souvenir pens which the President gives to honored guests at these ceremonies. "I also got kissed. Just two of us got kissed." Eunice said this in a mimicking voice with a slight Texas drawl. "Who else got kissed ?" she was asked. "A little gray-haired lady named Muriel," said Mrs. Shriver, referring, of course, to the wife of the Vice President. - o- - LOYAL TO LBJ - Sargent Shriver" is a courageous man. At one time, a week or so after Johnson became President, he stepped into the feud between LBJ and Bobby and tried to patch things up. He got caught in a bitter buzz saw and stepped abruptly out. He has not got caught in that buzz saw again. Shriver has continued to serve President Johnson loyally and efficiently, and Johnson for the most part has seemed grateful. He even considered drafting Shriver to run as his Vice Presidential running mate in the 1964, elections. When this report got back to Bobby Kennedy, he sent word by Ken O'Donnell that if any member of the Kennedy family was going to run for Vice President, it would be himself, Bobby, not a man who was only "half a Kennedy." When President Johnson set up the anti-poverty administration (Office of Economic Opportunity) three years ago, he drafted Shriver from the Peace Corps to take over this difficult job. It has been the most controversial branch, of government. Like the Works Progress Administration, thrown up in a hurry by President Roosevelt under Harry Hopkins in the days of the great depression, OEO drew a lot of criticism. But like Hopkins, Shriver did get people working. Criticism reached a crescendo last summer when anti-poverty enemies in Congress held up OEO's appropriation for nine months, even cut its personnel's pay checks. Whereupon Shriver won a notable victory. From all over the country the heat began to pour in on Congress. Twenty mayors flew to Washington to protest the curtailment of OEO. The public reaction was so great that the House of Representatives reversed itself and gave Shriver more money than allotted by the Johnson budget. It was a great victory. However, when it came to signing the Anti-poverty Act, retrieved from defeat by Shriver, there was no Presidential ceremony, no pens were given away to honored guests. The Act was signed while the President was flying over Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam in a manner which it seemed was calculated not to call public attention to Shriver's victory. Shortly after he returned from his Christmas holiday, the President began switching Shriver's hard-earned money over to the new "Urban Coalition," a partnership between business and government to train unemployable adults. - o - - SEOUL MERRY-GO-ROUND - White House foreign affairs specialist Walt Rostow, who accompanied President Johnson to Seoul on Nov. 1, 1966, promptly headed for one of Seoul's famous geisha houses, the Dae Ha. He was so enthralled by the pretty girls who attended him that he left behind a telltale inscription: "To my charming friends at Dae Ha." He scribbled this with a paint brush, and signed it "W. W. Rostow, 1 November 1966" . . . Lady Bird Johnson was so excited over Korean art that she purchased two large paintings. White House Aide Marvin Watson, not previously known as an art lover, also bought a painting . . . President Chung Hee Park keeps an autographed picture of President Johnson, inscribed simply "To His Excellency, the President of South Korea," beside his desk . . . Inside South Korea's super- secret central intelligence agency building, several huge paintings of ants have been posted on the walls. These are intended as a reminder that intelligence agents, like ants, must remain anonymous . . . Seoul is booming with a prosperity unknown since Korea was ravaged by war. The government is stable and the people united against communism. Unlike the South Vietnamese, the South Koreans turn in anyone who looks at all like a red agent. There have been cases of mothers turning in their own sons, and brothers informing on brothers who had been sent by North Korea to organize communist cells in the South. - o - - FEUD IN F.B.I.- It hasn't made headlines, but a bitter feud is smoldering between J. Edgar Hoover and the former No. 3 man in the FBI, Quinn Tamm. Mr. Tamm is now executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and, in view of the government drive to clean up crime, the feud is important. It has contributed to Hoover's clandestine efforts to undermine his boss, Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Mr. Tamm grew up in the FBI, as did his brother, Judge Edward Tamm. Both became assistant directors, and Edward Tamm was promoted to the U. S. district court, then to the U. S. court of appeals, where he has served with distinction. Many considered his brother Quinn as the probable heir to J. Edgar Hoover when Hoover retired. Hoover is now 73 and past the mandatory retirement age, but has been retained by -executive order of President Johnson. One of~Tamm's jobs in the FBI was to act as liaison between it and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, for which the FBI does a certain amount of police training. In 1960 the International Chiefs of Police offered Tamm the job of executive director, and Tamm accepted. Before doing so, however, he asked the police chiefs whether in his new job he would be under the thumb of the FBI. The answer was no. Tamm has taken this literally. Not only is he not under the thumb of the FBI, but he has been battling the FBI regarding certain of its policies, especially its political operations. COME IN TODAY Let Block solve the mystery of this year's INCOME TAX The yearly tax changes hold no mystery for our Tax detectives. Our service is fast, accurate and dependable . . . the cost is low. Save yourself needless time and worry. See BLOCK today. GUARANTEE BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LIFE UP = SUAKANTtE = We guarantee accurate preparation of every ta> return. If we make any errors that colt you any .penalty or intereit. we will pay the penalty or interett America's Largest Tax Service with Over 2000 Offices He has been so vigorous that the FBI has ruefully branded Tamm as replacing Pat Murphy as the FBPs Kb. 1 enemy. Murphy, formerly in the Justice Department, is now public safety director of the District of Columbia and considered one of the top crime experts in the nation. - o- - FBI AND POLITICS- Tamm's chief row with his old boss came when the FBI went over the head of Hoover's boss, the Attorney General, to lobby on Capitol Hill to amend the safe-streets bill. Hoover wanted the safe-streets bill to provide that the FBI do all police training for American city police. Attorney General Clark argued that the FBI was already overloaded with work; second, that police training by the FBI would create a national police force contrary to American tradition. Clark wanted the FBI to do some specialized training of city police, but not all. Despite this, and despite the fact that the FBI is supposed to keep out of politics, Hoover sent two of his special agents to Capitol Hill to make the rounds of key Senators. When Quinn Tamm heard of this, he not only spoke out publicly against his old FBI boss, but sent a letter to Sen. John McClellan, D-Ark., chairman of the subcommittee drafting the anti-crime legislation. Tamm put the International Association of Chiefs of Police officially on record as against Hoover's plan to "centralize police training in the hands of the director of the FBI," which, Tamm said, "could become the first step toward a national police." - o - - ADJOURN EARLY 1- Everyone is anxious that Congress adjourn early this election year — the President, the Vice President, the Speaker, and Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., the Majority Leader. Speaker John McCormack is trying to get House committee chairmen to expedite their handling of legislation, and has set an adjournment target of Labor Day, Sept. 2. Chairman George Mahon, D-Tex., already has geared up the functions of the Appropriations Committee by holding hearings during the current Lincoln Birthday recess. President Johnson did his part with an off-the-record pep talk to Mahon and his committee colleagues. "I know you fellows want to adjourn early this year - and you can do it, even with your heavy schedule, if you all get down to business right now and keep at it," said the President. "I'll do my part. As you know, I'm sending the foreign aid bill to Congress sooner than usual." "Mr. President, I'm all for that, but it won't do any good to speed up the House side if the Senate drags its feet," suggested Rep. Joe Evins, D-Tenn. "I'm aware of that, Joe," said the President. "I intend to have a talk with the Senate Appropriations members also. If the House does its part, I'll do my 'best to keep the Senate on the ban." . 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