The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 15, 1966 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 15, 1966
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(la.) Upptr D+» MoiiMM futtday, March IS, 1966 Mftrry^Co-Round Hy Drew Pearson —BEST SALESMAN— When Senators and Congressmen were called down to the White House for an off-the-record briefing by Vice President Humphrey, LBJ turned out to be the best Viet Nam salesman. Acting as master of ceremonies, Johnson, frequently interrupted Humphrey, "Let's hear secretary Mc- Namafa expand on that phase," he would cut In. Or he would call on Secretary of State Dean Rusk for comments. LBJ also took a swing at his Senate critics, Wayne Morse of Oregon and William Fulbright of Arkansas. Mentioning them by name, he declared: "Their criticism of the administration largely boils down to lint picking. If I do something today, they're apt to say it should' have been done yesterday. They're just unhappy and looking for something to criticize. Then I get letters from people who listen to them and who say they are worried. "They're worried! Do you think I am not worried? I want to see it end the same as everyone else. Some critics even say I am acting in an unconstitutional manner! Dramatically pulling a paper from his pocket, he quoted the SEATO agreement. "This is the grounds for our action and policies in Viet Nam, he continued. "I carry this paper around with me most of the time. It is my constitutional authority for the fight against aggression over there. I'll tell you something else. Both Senators Morse and Fulbright voted for it. In fact, I think only about two Senators were absent from the chamber that day." Johnson also bluntly reported that Secretaries Rusk and McNamara would "remain in my Cabinet as long as they wish. "I have not the slightest intention of getting 'rid of either of these gentlemen, who were on a great team which preceded me in this office. They're too valuable to me and to their country." - o - —HE WON THE ROUND-- The President has now won a smashing victory in the political war over Viet Nam. And he has won it almost entirely on his own. He received an overwhelming vote in Congress, in effect, endorsing a war for which there never has been a declaration and which almost no member of Congress wants. Simultaneously the public opinion polls are up - something he watches closely. For when they drop, Lyndon knows that his hold over Congress also drops. Finally, his opponents are in confusion. And he did all this through deft public relations of which he is a master, the compulsive personal persuasion he has developed over the years with Cong- rfss, and his sense of political timing which he understands better than any president in my time. Since the President may have to exert his persuasive power again regarding a war just as distant, just as unpopular and just as money consuming as the highly unpopular Korean War, let's take a look at the techniques he used to accomplish his political victory. First, when the Fulbright Senate foreign relations debate on Viet Nam started, he immediately stole the headlines with his dramatic flight to Honolulu. It proved a master stroke, premier Ky, who came to the meeting with a bad advance press, turned out to be a human being, apparently not a hitter-lover. He was humble, gave the right answers, talked about social reform. Some presidents would have been content to rest with this victory, but Lyndon knew he had more battles to win. So from Honolulu he ordered Vice President Hubert Humphrey, darling of the liberals, to the Far East. HHH came back after visiting various key capitals. - o - —HUBERT WOWS 'EM— It mattered not that he got a sour reaction in India and Pakistan and that later they slapped back at his proffered loans. More important he, arrived home, a whirlwind of persuasion to use that persuasion on his old friends in Congress. The Democratic Study Group, most liberal cell in the House, was captivated. At a series of White House meetings for all Congressmen, the Vice President gave valuable, confidential briefings, with the President himself chiming in. Key Cabinet members were on hand to answer questions. Meanwhile the President had thrown astute McGeorge Bundy and down-to earth Undersecretary of State George Ball before the television-viewing public to answer Bobby Kennedy's ill-timed proposal for a coalition South Viet Nam Government. The President didn't wait even a day to answer. Bobby's proposal came out on Saturday. He was answered on Sunday. - o—GI TAPES— American GIs in Viet Nam can now mail letters free. Rep. Chester Mize, the Kansas Republican, wants to go one step further and extend free mailing to voice recordings for troops in Viet Nam. The Congressman points to the fact that voice recordings is one thing the boys a long way from home really want most. Tape centers at USO headquarters are the most popular spots for off-duty servicemen. They listen to live letters they receive from home on tape and record other letters to send back, also on tape. The Congressman from Kansas is pushing a plan to let GIs send these records through the mail free, -o—EAGER-BEAVER CUBAN- Mario Garcia Kobly, a Cuban exile, is now in the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, pa., because he worked too hard at undermining Fidel Castro. He counterfeited Cuban currency. What most people don't realize is that it's against the law to counterfeit Cuban currency or any other nation's currency in the United States, Kohly intended to scatter the currency around Cuba in order to upset the Cuban economy. He was arrested in the United States before he could do it, however, and was convicted. During the war, the United States counterfeited Hitter's currency and scattered it by plane over Germany. But though Kohly checked with Central Intelligence, apparently he didn't cooperate sufficiently with Central Intelligence, For he's now in the clink. - NEW MOVIE CZAR— For more than a year, Hollywood has been looking for a man to replace the late Eric Johnston as czar of the motion picture industry. They have finally found their man - Louis Nizer, famous New York lawyer, whose autobiography, "My Life In Court," was a best seller, and whose story of the Quentin Reynolds- Westbrook Pegler libel suit has been reproduced on Broadway. Nizer expects to give up his million - dollar New York law practice and move to Washington in the spring. Ten Tifonka Students Rate TITONKA - Twenty students of Titonka high school participated in the district speech con- test at Lake Mills. They rated as follows: Interpret!, a Poetry-Charlotte Seebeck I; Jo AnnEngelbartsand Cheryl Cunningham, n. Interpretive Prose - Ruth Beed, Ij Brenda Brandt, I; Glen Bartelt, II. Dramatic - Judy Isebrand, I; Dorothy Seebeck, 1; Charlotte Seebeck, n. Humorous - Brenda Eden, I; Jeanne Gengrich, I; Leon Radio Speaking - Brenda Eden, H; Linda Higgins, n, Story Telling - Judy Isebrand, I; Rose Stecker, n; Karen Brandt, n. After-dinner Speaking - Brenda Brandt, I; Mike Pearson, n. Oratorical - Arlys Pannkuk, D; Linda Gingrich, n$ Keith Rode, n. Extemporaneous Speaking Carol Haack, D; Arlys Pannkuk, II; Allan Janssen, n, MODERN TILLAGE at its FINEST! ' / BRADY FIELD CULTIVATORS WITH TRUE, ACCURATE 6" OR 9" SPACING! Here's a rugged tillage too! for truly superior seedbed preparation—effective weed control—summer fallowing —stubble mulching—pasture and alfalfa renovation. With a Brady Field Cultivator you get exact 6" or 8" shank spacing to accommodate 2" spikes or 4", 6" and 9" shovels, Each spring-tooth shank works independently, clears obstructions and snaps back into place. 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