The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 17, 1966 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 17, 1966
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MUrryGo-ftound By Drew Pennon WASHINGTON - Peace in Viet Nam may depend more on a backstage battle going on inside the North Vietnamese Politburo than on the fighting in the jungles of South Viet Nam. Intelligence reports say that the 75-year-old Ho Chi Mlnh now favors allegiance to Russia in the Chinese-Russian feud, and that he is supported by Premier Pham Van Dong and military hero, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap. But younger, emerging leaders prefer the more militant Peking line.' The most influential of these is LeDuan, first secretary of North Viet Nam's Communist party, who is regarded by some observers as the most powerful individual in Hanoi. In the past, the Hanoi government has walked the tightrope between Moscow and Peking. But the coming showdown at the 23rd Communist Congress In Moscow is forcing North Vietnamese leaders to choose sides. The Moscow faction, if it triumphs, is expected to be more willing to negotiate a Viet Nam truce. - o - --MOSCOW-PEKING CRISIS— U. S. Ambassador Foy Kohler In Moscow, meanwhile, has re- oorted to the State Department that the Communist conference In Moscow next month probably will formally condemn Red China which in turn could lead to the long-expected open break in relations between Peking and the Kremlin. This Is believed to be the Impelling reason behind Red China's recent action in cutting rice shipments to Cuba. The Red Chinese were forcing Castro to make a clear-cut decision as to which side he was on. And they can be expected to put similar pressure on North Viet Nam. Incidentally, Latin American experts figure there's small comfort for the U. S. in the China-Cuba break. They're sure that Castro, in return for his slashing attacks on Peking, has won pledges of more Soviet assistance, including the promise of more help In promoting subversion In this hemisphere. They report that orders also have gone out from Havana to sabotage U. S. enterprises throughout Latin America. - o - -HONOLULU SNAGS— President Johnson's dramatic attempt to push political and economic reforms in South Viet Nam encountered serious snags at the Honolulu conference. American and Vietnamese officials agreed upon general plans, developed earlier at a secret, two-week meeting at the Artie House 90 miles from Washington. But South Viet Nam already has plenty of plans. The great need is for the plans to be Implemented. For example, the Honolulu conference agreed to recruit more rural-affairs workers to help the villagers. What is needed, however, is a good training program that will make the present workers effective. Another problem that wasn't resolved In Honolulu is corruption, South Vietnamese officials are stealing an estimated 25 per cent of American aid and peddling it on the black market. And the Saigon government does little about its corrupt officials. More often than not, it is the honest officials who are dismissed because they don't play the game. - o- - PENT AGON PIPELINE- Intelligence reports warn that the Viet Cong are massing forces for a full-scale attack on the Marine base at Da Nang, 100 miles south of the North Viet Nam border. The guerrillas reportedly are assembling heavy artillery, which they have lugged through the jungle In pieces. The attack may be launched within the next 60 days .... Army and Marine officers in south Viet Nam have had sharp differences over military strategy. The Marines favor the ink-blot strategy; first, they establish bases, then spread out In ever widening circles. The Army prefers to hop around, dropping down an airmobile battalion suddenly where the Viet Cong least expect it. The Army contends this disrupts the guerrillas STRONG CHURCHES... Make Strong Communities '• U'J; : "And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idle, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with them all." — I Thessalonians 5:14 For the most of us, pain and sorrow are personal things. We often lack understanding and are devoid of real sympathy when illness, death or sorrow touches friends and neighbors. Yet, we may often find sympathy in the trials of another if we have been down the same highway of life; if we have suffered or lost in similar fashion. If you know what it means to be hurt, to suffer great loss, then you have the capacity, the understanding, and reason enough to be of help to others in time of need. Don't stay within your own little private world. You can, in some way, help the idle, the faint-hearted, the weak — and the suffering. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutzell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa \ ZENDER'S 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. METRON:CS, INC. O. B. Harme* "Syper Speed" Tool* FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Mertpn Ros», Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA 5MPLEMENT CO, Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295*3501 IH Tractors — Truck* — Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckort §t. - Algona, Iowa SHUTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFi Junction 18 & 169 and keeps them on the ran. The Marines maintain that it's futile to chase guerrillas through the elephant grass until you're prepared to hold the ground .... President Johnson has ordered the armed forces not to attack the rail lines leading from Hanoi into Red China. He has also directed pilots to take care not to stray into Chinese territory. The President doesn't want to stir the Chinese dragon unnecessarily .... Of the 201,000 American ground troops in South Viet Nam, less than a third are available for combat. The remainder are tied up on noncombatant jobs (many, for example, are working on construction crews), or they are resting between campaigns .... The best intelligence estimate is that the Soviets constructed another 10 SAM missile sites in North Viet Nam during the bombing pause, bringing the total to over 60. They reportedly have also been equipped with better radar guidance, which will make the missiles more difficult to dodge. . o - - -HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES— The White House has disclosed that President Johnson's older daughter Lynda earned straight A's and his younger daughter Luci got all B's during their first semester at the University of Texas and Georgetown University, respectively. What the White House didn't mention was that Luci quietly dropped a chemistry course after drawing two D's and an F .... President Johnson has consulted closely with Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., the cautious Senate Democratic Leader, on the Viet Nam war. Just as he had persuaded Mansfield of his earnestness, however, word got back to the Senator that Johnson had grumped to visitors: "Mike is a cross between Jeanette Rankin (a Montana pacificist) and Burton Wheeler (a Montana Isolationist), and I don't need advice from either one of them." .... The President's habit of making uncomplimentary cracks behind the backs of Senators and Cabinet officers has undermined his effectiveness. . . . While the Soviet moonship was making the first soft landing on the moon's surface, an American spacecraft achieved a three-legged simulated moon landing at Holloman Air Force Base, N. M. It was the second successful test of American moon-landing techniques. . . . Lincoln Rockwell, commander of the American Nazi party, has sent a secret memo to Ms disciples, boasting that the Internal Revenue raid on his headquarters won't put him out of business. His propaganda is "now being reprinted in a secret location," he wrote. "Please treat this information with the utmost confidence, but you can be sure that we will soon hit again with full force." .... House GOP Leader Gerald Ford has quietly urged fellow Republicans to stay out of the Viet Nam debate. He has pleaded that it will make better politics to let the Democrats argue among themselves. This will leave the Republicans free to criticize whatever course is taken and to capitalize on Democratic dis- sention. - o- --VALACHI MEMOffiS- The Italian-American League to Combat Defamation is bringing pressure on Attorney General Katzenbach to prohibit publication of the memoirs of informer Joe Valachi. The league argues that the memoirs will feature Italian-American criminals with whom Valachi worked and thus will be a smear on all Italian- Americans in this country. This column has seen a smuggled copy of Valachi's great manuscript - 1,180 typewritten pages - and can report it gives a fascinating if grisly account of the operations of organized crime. Valachi describes how, during most of his criminal career, he commanded a small murder squad which killed by'' contract,'' and he goes far beyond his public testimoney before a Senate committee. He also gives a more favorable account of his own actions than federal agents might. As Joe tells it, he was all heart when fulfilling a "contract," There was, for example, the time be set up an ambush in an empty Bronx apartment for mobster Joe Baker. When the victim showed up with his wife, Valachi was big hearted; He waited for Mrs. Baker to kiss her husband before executing him. Here is Valachi's description of the incident; "Baker came out of the office and as he reached the corner his wife met him and she handed him something and they kissed and he went the other way and the wife just stayed there and was watching him go when Buster had to shoot. "It all happened so fast if we will have had another chance at Joe some other time we would have done nothing this time. We had no choice as this was our first and last chance we would have had. As I said before that I liked Joe Baker. "Solly said that he saw the dust come out of Joe's coat as the bullets hit him in the back." That's how Joe Valachi described the compassion with which he worked. - o - —DIRKSEN VS. ME ANY— The feuding and fighting between Sen, Everett Dlrksen of Illinois and AFL-CtO president George Meany looks as if it will get worse before It gets better. Dlrksen originally tried to make a deal with Meany to get Labor's support for his reapportionment amendment to upset the Supreme Court's one-man, one- vote rule. The GOP leader sent word through an intermediary that he wouldn't organize the filibuster against repeal of section 14 (b) of theTaft-Hartley Act if labor would not fight the amendment. But Meany turned down the offer, telling the intermediary that Dlrksen's proposal would not only harm labor but the nation, since it would deny cities and suburbs - where labor's strength is concentrated - fair representation in state legislatures. Both Meany and Dirksen are now preparing to continue the feuding. Dirksen hinted this week that there may be filibusters against two other important labor bills proposed by the administration those dealing with unemployment compensation and boosting the minimum wage. Both measures have been given high priorities on labor's legislative list. And Meany in turn is planning to tack repeal of theTaft-Hartley right-to-work law on to Dlrksen's reapportionment bill as an amendment the next time the Illinois Senator brings it up. If the labor-lobbyists can achieve this, Dirksen would be forced to either allow the Senate to vote on the repealer, or oppose his own bill. Grant For Remedial Work, Ledyard LEDYARD - A course in Remedial English for high school students has been approved by the State Department of Public Instruction. Students from the freshman thru senior classes will have the opportunity to take advantage of these classes. Mrs. Melvln Busch will teach these special English classes. These courses are possible through the Elementary and secondary Education Act of 1965, passed by Congress recently. The purpose of the act is to offer an opportunity for the educationally deprived students to obtain education and help in order to raise their educational acheivement. A grant of $5,400 has been approved for this project, which.includes salaries, equipment and books. This was approved, beginning Feb. 1, A second project, remedial arithmetic, in grades three through eight, has been approved, which also began Feb. 1. Mrs, Marlin Runksmeier is teaching these special classes. Students in the lower quartile of the Iowa Tests of Educational Development and in Basic skill Tests will be placed in the special classes. The grant approved for Remedial Arithmetic will be $7,435. This too, is for salaries, equipment and books. Plan Aid To 40 Crippled Area Children A community planning conference for crippled children was held at the county courthouse "LONG~ DISTANCE Feb. 1. The all-day meeting was a follow-up of the annual clinic for crippled children, held in Algona last October. Purpose of the meeting was the planning of treatment and care during the year for some who were examined at the clinic. About 40 cases were discussed, according to Joyce Hayden, Alflona (la.) Upp«r Thursday, frbruory 17, 1966 county healtif nurse. In attendance were educators three school nurses, members of the county welfare and relief offices and Roger Lemmon, county speech therapist. Up the creek on your INCOME TAX After 8 p.m. and all day Sunday you can make a 3-minute station call to anywhere in the U. S. (except Alaska and Hawaii) for only $1.00 or less, plus tax. Enjoy a family reunion by phone! Northwestern Bell Don't I at all tha thangai In your Incoma tax gtt you down. ToKa It to BLOCK for fait, oceurota larvlea. Oftan you iav« mora In addad da- ductlont than (ha nominal charge Involved. It'i th* imart thing to do. BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LIFE ! OlMRANTII W» gwaranlt* otcwrat* prtparelien »f tvtry lax return. II w« mad* anjr •rrori thai (oil yaw any penalty •* InUrtrt, wa will pay Oi« penalty or lnl»t« t t, Tax Service With Ov*r l.OOO Of fleet j 108 North Moor* ALGONA, IOWA i«k D«y» — 9:30 *.m. to 4:30 p.m. •HONI 395-709 J HO APPOnmONT NECESSARY To be 1 of 25 is a Big Honor KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Lola Scuff ham '' 9 NO " DODGE ST " ALGONA ' IOWA Algona 1 of 25 winners of the IMT Insurance MANY AWARD for 1965 This high honor is presented annually to the Top 25 multiple-line agencies of IMT Insurance. The MANY AWARD is a visible reward for outstanding service to clients in the Fire, Windstorm, Automobile, Homeowners, General Liability and Workmen's Compensation insurance fields. Call us soon. BE WORRY FREE WITH IMT IOWA MUTUAL TORNADO INSURANCE ASSOCIATION • OES MOINES, IOWA 50308 The only thing that looks low-priced on a Pontiac Tempest is its price sticker. And that's removable. Take it off, and there's just a pure, unabridged Pontiac: crisp, Wide-Track style and handling. A handsome interior. Plus the effervescent performance of a new, overhead cam 6 engine that puts out with all the spunk of an 8, yet saves like the traditional 6. And of course, being a Pontiac, Tempest allows you the luxury of choice— with options in engines, transmissions, suspensions, practically everywhere. And like all Pontiacs, Tempest also has a standard safety package with Items like seat belts to buckle-front and rear. (That ought to do for now. We'll tell you the rest when you get here.) Wide-Track Fontiac - COME IN AND TAKE ON A TIGER AT YOUR PONTIAC DEALERS-A GOOD PLACE TO BUY USED CARS, TOO. SCHULTZ BROS. South Phillips, Algong, Iowa

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