The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 15, 1966 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 15, 1966
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MI Tax., tody siiHiiHiHHHwiimiiiiiHmtiiiiii By Dl*OW POWSOIt -SUE FBI FOR $6 MILLION- —HOOVER BLAMES BOBBY-- The Justice Department is pinning its hopes on Judge John Mowbry, Nevada jurist, to kill one of the most embarrassing law suits brought in the history of the FBI. The suit, filed by the Fremont Hotel and Edward Levinson of Las Vegas, shows that the FBI had 25 wire taps in this and other Las Vegas hotels, in violation of the laws of the State of Nevada. As a result, the Fremont Hotel and Levinson are suing the Central Telephone Company and four FBI agents for a total of $6 million. The suit, if it goes to trial, will involve J. Edgar Hoover and former Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, both of whom are now passing the buck to the other for responsibility in getting the FBI mixed up in such wholesale wire tapping. The telephone company has already approached the Justice Department with a view to dumping the whole thing on its doorstep. At first telephone officials tried to cover 'up their part in the tapping, but got so involved in giving alibis that they finally made a clean breast and admitted that they had cooperated in wire tapping at the request of the FBI. Telephone officials have further informed the Justice Department that they do not plan to be hooked for the $6 million, and it was up to the FBI and Justice to take the rap. All this is why the Justice Department is maneuvering to quash the law suit. - o- - LBJ IS SURPRISED— First word of the wire taps came when Sen. Howard Cannon, D-Nev., called on President Johnson early in 1964 to tell him that FBI wire taps had been discovered in several Las Vegas hotels, which was a crime under Nevada law. It was found, among other things, that the FBI had four hotel rooms in which it picked up conversations from electronic devices all over the Las Vegas strip, recorded them on machines, then transcribed the conversations. The FBI took pictures of some of the patrons of Las Vegas hotels and gambling casinos. The 25 basic phone lines gave the FBI the capability of 125 phone taps. One bug was discovered in the bed of Carl Cohen of the Sands Hotel, where he and his wife slept. President Johnson called in Bobby Kennedy, then serving as Attorney General, who agreed to remove the taps. Later Sen. Cannon went back to President Johnson with pictures of what the FBI had been doing and informed him that despite Attorney General Kennedy's previous promise, the FBI was still eavesdropping, The wire tapping started when Attorney General Kennedy launched his anticrime drive and wanted to check on underworld characters in Las Vegas > There is considerable difference of opinion backstage in the Justice Department as to whether J. Edgar Hoover or Kennedy were responsible for this wide-scale wire-tapping. Friends of Hoover assert he demurred, pin the blame on Bobby. But friends of Bobby deny this. Defendants in the case include Dean Elston, top agent for J. Edgar Hoover in southern Nevada, together with three other FBI men besides the telephone company. At one time an FBI official tipped off ex-Senate secretary Bobby Baker, recently indicted for influence-peddling, that he was being tapped while at a Las Vegas hotel. The original suit against the telephone company et al was brought by Levinson, a co-owner of the Fremont Hotel. Later he was persuaded to drop the case allegedly on a promise that the Justice Department would call off an Internal Revenue investigation of Levinson. He had come under Justice Department scrutiny because of .a loan he received from the Teamsters Union. Bobby Kennedy at that time was investigating almost everyone who had business dealings with the Teamsters or Jimmy Hoffa, Though the suit was dismissed, it was reflled after Internal Revenue declined to call of its tax case. Because of the time elapsed between the Justice Department's hope of quashing the two suits, the Justice Department claims the statute of limitations has run and is so arguing before Judge Mowbry next week. The Fremont Hotel and Levinson have retained Edward Bennett Williams, top Washington attorney, to push their case. - o —HEADLINES AND FOOT NOTES— Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who has given his cautious endorsement to the President's order to resume bombing of North Viet Nam, has expressed private reservations inside the Senate cloakroom ... There are serious shortages of supplies in Viet Nam - including spare parts, jungle boots equipped with metal soles to prevent poison-tipped bamboo stakes from piercing GIs' feet, and up until the recent bombing pause, a shortage of conventional bombs. . , . Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker has warned Dominican military officers that the inter-American force will back up president Hector Garcia- Godoy's order assigning the military leaders to overseas posts. Though the officers are vigorously protesting, they will have to submit to the pressure and eventually leave the island .... British and American military leaders agreed secretly last week to establish a joint American- British-Australian base to guard the South Pacific. This probably will be located in Australia, Another possibility is that the Americans and Australians will Taxes, payable in 1966 (based on 1965) are now payable at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Normally ready by Jan. 1 of each year and payable before the end of March, they were not figured this year as soon as usual because of a recent attempt by the State Tax Commission to raise the levy on farm buildings. The attempt was ruled out by a court decision later t ADDING MACHINES * TYPEWRITERS At The Upper Dei Molnes. O join In British base at Singapore. The British also urged the establishment of a staging base on Diego Garcia Island In the Indian Ocean. - o - —BLIZZARD & COPTERS-- It took the Viet Nam war to develop the helicopter as an arm of the military, and it took the big blizzard of '66 to highlight the helicopter as a means of local transportation. With highways blocked, local copter companies were deluged with business. The Washington- Baltimore Helicopter Airways even got a call from a farmer near Leesburg, Va., wanting a helicopter sent to carry him from his home over the drifts to his barn. Radio and TV stations used copters to pick up personnel and bring them to work. Police commandeered the copters to direct the unblocking of choked highways. Marooned on our Maryland farm, I finally got a copter to fly Mrs. P and me into Washington. It took only 15 minutes to cover 20 miles to the National Airport, but one hour by taxi to go five miles from the airport to our Washington home. What the public doesn't realize is that the government gives heavy subsidies to the big aircraft companies in developing new planes. The Boeing 707 was built only after the Air Force had spent around a billion dollars on the KG-135, which later became the 707. If It's News We Want It! ^^^^•^••^•••••••^^^^^^^^^^ ^••^•^•^•^•^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^f PUBLIC To settle the estate of tbe late Lee Kiley, we will sell the following described personal prop- $ erty at the farm located 5 miles north and Vi mile west of Sexton; or 6 miles south of ?f Titonka on 226 blacktop, then 2Vi miles west, on .... Friday, February 18th *;;'£'/' ' ,J* -XS WORK SHOE SALE! You will receive $1.00 OFF of Big Bear's regular low price on any pair of Work Shoes you purchase during this week's Big Bear Special ! 1009 N. Main ALGONA 1:00 P. M. 1:00 P. M. MACHINERY 1945 Model M Farmall 1959 No. 76 International Combine, PTO, pick up, straw spreader and Hume Reel New Idea - Horn Loader with snow bucket 40-ft. wide type Grain Elevator with underslung hoist Drive-on Wagon Hoist Int. No. 37 13-ft. Wheel Tandem Disc Sodcrholm 7-row Trailer Type Sprayer, drop nozzles, hand boom, real good I.H.C. 444 Corn Planter — disc openers, all gone over and not used since Grain-0-Vator No. 30 I.H.C. 4-section Rigid Lever Drag Oliver 3-14" Trip Bottom Hydraulic Plow I.H.C. No. 8 3-14" Plow with slat bottoms John Deere Tractor Spreader 2 Farm Trailers with Wood Flare Boxes Flat Rack on 4-wheel Rubber Tired Trailer 2 Steel wheel Wagons 15-ft. I.H.C. Straight Disc Horse-drawn Mower I.H.C. Endgate Seeder in good condition Portable Air Compressor 2-wheel Trailer, good tires Johnson Gas Tank Heater 11x36 Tractor Chains Heavy Bench Vise Tox-0-Wik Cattle Oiler Hollo-way Chicken Nest Set of Socket Wrenches, up to V/t" 5 Real good Metal Nests Bale Fork i\ or 12-volt Battery Charger Sonic Small Tools Buildings, Etc. Walk-in L?;;g Fceu.-r, j<)0-bu. she, re:*! gc,<>d 4-peu Hotf HOHKI.', :2-in. floor, good roof 10x12 Brooder House Good Feed Bunk GO-gallon Hog Watercr, real good Some Slat Cribbing 1955 Chevrolet 4-door 30 - Sheep - 30 15 Good Mouth Ewes — most of these ewes will have Iambs by sale day 14 Ewes — 2 to 4 years old, to start to lamb in March Purebred Columbia Buck Miscellaneous Household Goods 300-gallon Gas Barrel and Stand Surge 2-unit Milker & pipeline for 10 cows 2 old-style Surge Buckets %" Electric Drill and Bits Tap and Die Set Electric Grinder Frigidaire automatic Washer and Dryer Large Estate Gas Cooking Stove M. W. Electric Refrigerator with Freezer across the top Kitchen Table and Chairs 4 Steel Beds 21" Zenith TV, Rotor and Antenna TERMS: Cash, or make arrangements with clerk before sale. No property to be removed until settled for. Not responsible for accidents should any occur rtnwcci LEE KILEY ESTATE Larry. Kiley, Administrator CLERK — Titonka Savings Bank AUCTIONEERS — Qui.-n y ; uj j. ( -,k

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