The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1966 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 21, 1966
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sty Drew WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Dean Rusk under secret cross-examination has divulged tbe startling information that American oil companies have been pajing oS the Viet Cong, thus contributing to tbe communist war effort in South Viet Nam. The question was put to him by sen. George Aiken, R-Vt., who had heard that tbe oil companies pay the Viet Cong not to molest their trucks and facilities. Replying behind closed Senate Foreign Relations Committee doors, Rusk acknowledged that oilmen were known to be paying "tolls" for access rights through communist-controlled territory. From intelligence sources, this column has learned that the oil payments are "substantial" and that, as a result, oil trucks are allowed to travel unhindered anywhere in South Viet Nam. "The only danger," said one source , "is that they might run over a road mine intended for a military vehicle." Service stations throughout South Viet Nam have been untouched. The great oil depot at Nhabe 20 miles from Saigon also has never been attacked. One source points out, however, that it is located in a "secured area." - o - —PROFITS VS. PATRIOTISM— The Viet Cong desperately need dollars to finance their war effort. They are known to buy supplies, for example, on the South Vitoiamese black market. The protection money they collect from the oil companies presumably is used to buy weapons for use against American troops, but perhaps the oilmen can take solace from the knowledge that it keeps the profits pouring in. Vhree oil companies - Esso, Caltex and Shell - do a booming business in South Viet Nam. The influence of the big oil companies on American foreign policy is another scandal that needs vjcposure. The State Department quietly cooperated with the big oil companies, for example, to persuade Libya to boost oil taxes retroactively. This was a bald attempt to force the small independent companies, which couldn't afford the huge increase, out of Libya. However, the plan has now backfired. The Kuwait oil minister has proposed that Kuwait follow Libya's example. Unhappily for the big companies, there are no independent companies to be squeezed out of Kuwait. This time only the big boys will get nipped. - o - —UNDERWORLD LAW— The secret manuscript of Cosa Nostra killer Joe valachi, bootlegged out of the Justice Department to this column, describes tbe weird workings of the underworld. It is governed by the Cosa Nostra or Mafia, a subterranean society of cutthroats, which strictly enforces its rules. "The first and most important rule," writes Valachi, "is not to expose tbe secret of the Cosa Nostra - it means death vritboot hope of ever being forgiven." This is a rule, of course, that Valachi has violated, and he is now held incommunicado in the D. C. jail to escape tbe vengeance of his former comrades. "If the Cosa Nostra calls for a member," continues the celebrated squealer, "he must drop everything and do whatever it may be. If they order the members to go into a police station be must go. Of coarse, that never was done, it is only to explain the importance of the order. "Death is tbe penalty for violating another member's wife, death is the penalty for telling wives anything about the Cosa Nostra.^ It has been a long standing rule that no kidnaping is allowed In the Cosa Nostra. "It is against the rules to hit another member with your hands. There is a rule against procuring but this rule was violated frequently within the Cosa Nostra." Never one to take kindly to discipline, Valachi was disgruntled over all the rules. "Now," he writes, "as far as rules are concerned, there are so many of them that it is impossible to mention them all." - o - --FRIENDLY GESTURES— Though the Navy and Air Force are bitter rivals in the air, Navy Capt. Harold Lang and Air Force Col. B. E. Glawe demonstrated a remarkable spirit of interservice cooperation last month in flying their sons home for a holiday. The two boys, Bill Lang and Mike Glawe, are roommates .at the New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, N. M. They arranged to travel together as far as Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., where Mike's father is Chief of Staff of the Air University. Then Bill would continue down to Mayport , Fla. where the aircraft carrier Saratoga is docked. His father is tbe skipper. Col. Glawe arranged for the two boys to be picked up by an Air Force plane at Walker Air Force Base outside Roswell. But tbe weather was so bad that the plane couldn't land. The boys caught a bus as far as Dallas, Tex., then Bill got on the phone to his father. Capt. Lang obligingly flew to Dallas in a six-passenger Navy plane to pick them up. On the way back, be dropped off M <Va at Maxwell. For the return trip, Capt. Lang flew Bill to Maxwell, where Col. Glawe was supposed to slip both boys aboard an Air Force plane for the rest of the journey. But unhappily, claw's superiors got wind of toe arrangements and warned him that regulations prohibited free military transportation for tbe boys. Again, Capt Lang came to the rescue and volunteered to fly the boys all the way to Roswell in his Navy plane. The captain explained to this column that he took advantage of the trip for an instrument check. CoL Glaw said be had thooght the boys, being cadets, were entitled to military transportation. When he learned otherwise, be cancelled the arrangements. - o - --ONE MAN DESTRUCTION- Alarmed Army officers have warned privately that a single spy could render almost useless tbe $20 billion anti-missile defense system that the Defense Department is developing. If this costly and complex system is adopted, Nike-X missiles could be used to knock down war- beads hurtling toward our cities at 18,000 miles per hour- equivalent to shooting down a bullet after it had been fired. The nike-X missile interceptors would also be able to dis- inguish between real and dummy warheads in a sky full of space scrap - equivalent to picking out a few select snowfiakes in a blizzard. Unmentioned in this mass of facts and figures, however, is a glaring weakness. The $20 billion system depends upon computers which must be fed top -secret target information. Thus a single spy, if he ever got his hands on this computer programing information, could turn the elaborate Nike X system into so much harmless fireworks. Algeria, (la.) Upper DM Mofne* Monday, Feb. 21, 1966 Ifesterdayfe Service Methods Automatic transmissions, power brakes, high compression engines— it takes up-to-date know-how to service them right—and we've got it! 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