The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 8, 1966
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Mtrry-Co-Round diiiiiiiiiHinwiiiiiiiiiiiHmiiHiii By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - There were two inside reasons why the United States appeared to walk up the hill to the U. N. Security Council on Viet Nam, then walk down again - away from debate. Reason No. 1 was because Prime Minister Harold Wilson of England asked us to. Reason No. 2 was because the Russians, while not asking a postponement, made it diplomatically clear that it would put them in a better position with the Chinese. The British request was made because Prime Minister Wilson was going to Moscow and hoped that he could do some good with the Russians prior to any forensic slugging match in the Security Council. He hoped to persuade the Russians to join Britain in reviving the former British- Russian partnership for peace in Indo-China. Wilson had previously requested President Johnson to hold off bombing North Viet Nam until his trip to Moscow, but the President did not do so; so it was decided that the United States could at least honor the request for debate postponement in the U. N. - o - —BITTER COMMUNIST BATTLE— Second inside reason was considered even more important namely, the strategy of not playing into Chinese hands by putting the Russians on the spot during their bitter debate. On March 29, one of the most important communist conferences in the last 48 years will be held in Moscow. It will see a final showdown between the Russians and the Chinese, with possibly a diplomatic break resulting. Russian politicians have been traveling around the communist world campaigning for the votes of communist countries against the Chinese. The situation is not unlike an American election during which, at times, Khrushchev deliberately tried not to rock the international boat in favor of the American right wing. Likewise, it was decided in the Johnson administration not to do anything which would rock the boat in favor of the Chinese., The U.N. Security debate would have put the Russians on the spot by forcing them to veto peace talks. The Chinese have been pounding them with the accusation that they are the "lackeys of American imperialism," trying to pull "American chestnuts out of the Viet Nam fire." - o - —DAWDLING BUREAUCRACY— Chairman Paul Rand Dixon of the Federal Trade Commission, trained by Sen. Estes Kefauver as a rootin' - tootin' trustbuster, is now following milk- and -water policies that would make Kefauver turn over in his grave. For five years the Trade Commission has been dawdling over unfair monopoly charges brought against the Community Blood Bank in Kansas City. An FTC investigator made a thorough probe. Extensive hearings were held. It was conclusively shown that certain Kansas City pathologlsts, working inside certain hospitals, boycotted the blood of one blood bank in order to favor a doctor-organized blood bank. Despite the findings of monopoly and trade discrimination, Chairman Dixon is still sitting holding up action. - o - -U. N.-GOROUND-- Before the last Security Council debate, Ambassador Goldberg was urged by one State Department official to charge the Russians with pussy-footing for peace. He declined. "I'm not running for office," he told his State Department friend, "I'm trying to make peace." . . . Henry Cabot Lodge, now Ambassador in Saigon, formerly Eisenhoser's Ambassador to the U. N., made speech after speech before T. V. cameras, verbally punching the Russians. It sounded great domestically, boosted him as a candidate for Vice President on the Nixon ticket. But it didn't help the cold war thaw which Eisenhower eventually worked out with Khrushchev... Here is an illustration of how rough the debate is getting between the Russians and the Chinese. The communist paper Hung Chi recently charged: "The new leaders of the Soviet Communist party . . . want to sow dissension in Chinese Vietnamese relations and help the United States in its peace plot. They want to find a way out for u. S. imperialism, to enable it to occupy South Viet Nam permanently." .. Backing up the Chinese contention that Russia is collaborating with the United States, Hung Chi cited two books published inside Russia on American-Soviet relations which, it said, transformed Presidents Johnson, Kennedy and Eisenhower into "partisans of peace instead of arch war criminals." - o - —VIET NAM POLITICS— The battle between chuck Percy, the young Republican progressive, and 73-year-old Sen. Paul Douglas, the Democratic progressive, is chiefly going to turn on the war in Viet Nam. It will be the big test of whether the war is going to hurt Johnson. Sen.Everett McKinleyDirksen, gnarled veteran of many political wars, who started out as a baker's delivery boy in Pekin, near Peoria, has been back home recently and thinks Viet Nam will hurt. He further predicts that the war will cost the Democrats 50 seats in the House of Representatives. Dirksen is in a good position to know, for he knows what has happened inside Republican leadership councils when, early in Johnson's growing war involvement, a very astute Republican strategy was decided on, That strategy was: Give Lyndon all the support possible. Then wait until either he pulls out of Viet Nam when he can be branded an appeaser, or until he escalates, when he can be accused of dragging the United States into another Democratic war, Carrying out this policy, Rep. Jerry Ford, of Michigan, the GOP House leader, recently sent a memo to House Republicans cautioning them not to get involved in the Viet Nam war debate. Let the Democrats do the arguing, he advised. - o- BLOW TO CHINESE REDS-The revolution in Ghana against President Kwame Nkrumah is a serious defeat for the Chinese communists whose cause he backed, and a big victory for both the United States and neighboring President Felix Hou- phouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast. When I was in West Africa last September, President Hou- phouet - Boigny told me that he would boycott the meeting of African heads of state which Nkrumah was calling in Ghana, because Nkrumah had been harboring pro-Chinese revolutionists. "Nkrumah has been wanting to come to see me to talk about the African unity meeting," said the president of the Ivory Coast, "but I could not possibly have come to Abidjan. We do not have enough police to protect him." I reported at that time that Ghana was bogged down as a result of its socialism. Algeno (la.) Upper Dftt Molnes Tuttday, March I, 1966 35 YEARS S. A. (Al) Maurer last month ended his 35th year working for the Tripoli Leader. 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