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14-Alflona, (la.) Upper DM Mo!n*« thurtrfay, March 17, 1966 JVUn*y«eo-Round urrtm TO flit EDITOR aiiHiinnniiwimimiiiHmiiiiiii ay Drow Pearson WASHINGTON - Various Senators concerned about escalating the war in Viet Nam have made it clear that their chief worry is over whether it will bring us into direct conflict with Red china. They now have the testimony of many leading U. S. experts on the Far East that this is a very real danger. But it is a danger which the United States can minimize by recognizing a few simple facts of life. The first is that the leaders of Red china have obvious and legitimate interest in what happens in nations along their border - as the United States would have if Red Chinese troops were landed in Mexico to try to overthrowtheMexicangovern- ment. Second, Red China has within its borders close to one quarter of the entire population of the world, and the United States policy of trying to isolate such a nation must be doomed to failure. Third, the U. S. government, since the days of President Truman, has not only carried out this "quarantine" policy but has tried to pressure other Western nations to do likewise. We have failed in this, by and large, but It has served to make the United States stand out as Red China's Number One enemy. Canada sells Red China wheat to help prevent starvation ; other major Western powers sell her all kinds of materials; Japan has built up a large and prosperous trade with mainland China ; Great Britain among other nations has extended diplomatic recognition. Only the United States tries to forbid diplomatic ties, trade, and even travel. Roger Hilsman, former Assistant Secretary of State in charge of Far Eastern affairs, told the Senators that "the Chinese communists need an enemy" - and the United States obligingly has filled that role to perfection. - o- --WAR NOT INEVITABLE-- However, the experts did not feel that the Red Chinese would enter a war against the United States unless they felt forced to do so. Dr. Ralph Powell of American University reminded the Senators that Peking did not send troops into the Korean War until U. S. and South Korean forces were rolling back the North Koreans and threatening to swoop to the border of Manchuria. But when that threat developed, Chinese troops swarmed into battle. This could also be the situation in regard to North Viet Nam. If U. S. forces cross the North- Vietnamese borders, or attempt ' amphibious landings along the coast, then Chinese troops might well come in - and we then could be bogged down as never before in our history. Thus the consensus of most experts was that the United states must change its policy toward Red China. They did not advocate that we should permit Peking to take over adjacent countries such as North or South Viet Nam; they generally agreed that we should continue the "containment" policy where territorial expansion might be attempted just as we have followed a policy of containing the spread of communism toward Western Europe. But they did advocate - and strongly - that we recognize that Red China must sooner or later be accepted as a member erf the world community of nations, and stop our efforts to keep her in quarantine. In other words, we should begin working toward coexistence with Red China as we have with Red Russia, They did not suggest that this would be easy - after 20 years of the opposite policy - or could be quickly attained, But they did insist that only by such a shift can we hope to achieve any sort of real peace in the world. -SOME PEEP SCARS-Publicly President Johnson scored a resounding victory in the senate debate on Viet Nam* But below the surface, scars are deep, Some of his most vigorpgis supporters of the Great Society program are bitter. This was made all too clear at a closed-door meeting of Senators who had previously signed the resolution proposed by Sen, Vance Hartke, Ind., urging peace in Viet Nam. Criticism of the Democratic President by Democratic Senators at this session was vitriolic in the extreme. LBJ was called a "desperate man," a "wild animal" who was taking the country Into war with " China. The meeting of Senate "doves" - all Democrats - took place just one day before the Senate was scheduled to vote on the resolution of Sen. Wayne Morse, Ore., to rescind the Bay of Tonkin Resolution which, in the fall of 1964, gave Johnson an overwhelming endorsement for what was then a much smaller and less dangerous Viet Nam war. Though news and TV reporters got wind of the closed- door meeting and interviewed Sen. William Fulbright, Ark., at its termination, Fulbright was very restrained in what he said. He gave no hint of the emotional, vitriolic debate which had taken place inside. First order of business was to try to persuade Sen. Morse not to proceed with his resolution. Other Senators argued that the overwhelming majority of the Senate would line up against him and this would be considered a significant defeat for advocates of peace. Morse replied that he had made commitments and could not withdraw his resolution. It was then proposed that another, milder resolution be introduced, putting the Senate on record against escalating the war. Such a resolution, It was argued, would get more votes than the more drastic Morse resolution. Sen. Fulbright was against this strategy, argued that such a resolution would get only 15 or 16 .votes and thus would ,be considered a great Johnson victory. - o - —EMOTIONAL CRITICISM-- Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota argued the other way. He maintained that It was better to get 15 votes than to make no test at all. Fifteen or 16 votes, he said, would be a big increase from the two votes expected for the Morse resolution and would be a warning to the President. McCarthy got quite worked up over the danger of war. We've got a wild man in the White House, he said, and we're going to have to treat him as such. Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee was also critically emotional. He described the President as a "desperate man who was likely to get us into war with China, and we have got to prevent it. We all like the President, but we've got to stop him!" Sen. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, differed with McCarthy, claimed it was better to avoid a showdown which the public could point to as a defeat for the "doves" and a victory for Johnson. Bobby Kennedy agreed that the resolution against escalation of the war was desirable but was inclined to side with Fulbright that a showing of only 15 or 16 votes would not particularly impress the public or the president, The Senator from New York was earful to steer clear of any strong language against the' President, This was one of the few meetings where the brother of the late President has teamed up with Senate dissenters. Though frequently dissenting in the past, he has been a lone wolf. Sen, Stephen Young of Ohio supported Gene McCarthy's view that even 15 or 16 votes against the president would be a healthy warning not to let the war get out of hand. The meeting finally adjourned with no plans for a resolution. But the opposition expressed by these Democratic Senators against their Democratic leader in the White House ran deep, and obviously will continue. No Republicans attended the dove meeting, though several were In complete sympathy, 013 of' these. Sen, George Alien of Vermont, expressed his private view to Democratic senators that the President was headed for nuclear war with China, Those attending the closed- door meeting, In addition to the A POTENT SUGGESTION The Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa I am writing regarding an Idea I have considered for a number of years. My concern is for Algona as a city and as a place that must grow to hold a position in the Iowa sun. My suggestion would be that the time is ripe for Algona to make an all out push for a state College either as a liberal arts college or as a branch to the college at Ames or Cedar Falls. With a branch, the college could start small, purchase land and build as demand required, frhe university of Calif, is how building its fifth campus so this would not be setting a precedent). The main idea would be to get the campus established. Feeder schools are numerous with Ft. Dodge, Eagle Grove, Mason city Junior colleges as well as all North Iowa high schools plus some from Minnesota. Federal monies are available for this kind of work and it would seem that Algona should be a recipient. It will be interesting to hear any reaction to the idea. Sincerely, R. W. Shakelford San Francisco State College San Francisco, Calif. Senators mentioned above, included Quentin Burdlck, N. D., Frank Moss, Utah, George McGovern, S. D., Ernest Gruening and E. L. Bartlett, both of Alaska, and Joe Clark, pa. - o- —TOO MANY STARS-- Sen. George Murphy of California has served notice on the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee that he won't campaign on'the West Coast this year. Since Ronald Reagan will be running for governor, Murphy complained that "you can't have two stars on the same stage." He agreed to make campaign appearances anywhere else in the country but made It clear he doesn't want to be booked as a movie personality. He told Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, the committee vice chairman, that he wants to get away from his movie image; wants to be taken seriously as a Senator. - o - —FDR FOR GOVERNOR— Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., has let it be known that he now has made a firm decision to run for governor of New York. If he should win, it would mean another big name on the list of future Democratic candidates for the Presidency along with Senator Bobby Kennedy and Vice President Humphrey. Franklin, Jr., has not done too well In politics thus far. He was elected to Congress in 1949, but he didn't work very hard at the job. When he got bored, he went back to New York and was swamped by both Democratic Jewish votes and Republicans when he ran for attorney general against Jacob javits, now Senator. As candidate for governor, Roosevelt probably would not face serious Democratic opposition. Ex-Mayor Bob Wanger of New York City is the only other candidate who might give him trouble in the primary, and Wagner still insists he wants to devote his time to his family. So the real question would be whether the second FDR could oust Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, who will be running for a third term and who has a good record though, like any incumbent, he has considerable scar tissue. It's doubtful that Roosevelt could take many Republican votes from Rockefeller, much as some Republicans dislike their governor. But the magic of the Roosevelt name, plus the fact that FDR, Jr., is now head of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, could swing many Negro votes away from Rockefeller into the Democratic column. - o - —CLEVELAND SHOWDOWN— The Ohio legislature voted an investigation of bank control aimed at the Cleveland Trust Company, and the pressure is on right now to persuade State Senator Charles Whalen, Jr., chairman of the committee and a Republican candidate for Congress, to hold up the report until after March 23, date of the annual stockholders meeting of the Cleveland Trust Company, Cleveland trust in the past has kept control through a device by which 35 pet cent of Its stock, held by Us trust department for various estimates, is assigned to a dummy partnership named A. A. Welsh artd Co. George Gund, boafd president of the bank, votes this block of stock. Some legislators, led by state Representative carl B. Stokes, the Negro who was almost elected mayor of Cleveland, claims this is in violation of the Ohio cor- poratlon code which states that no corporation may vote Its own stock, stokes is demanding that the Whalen committee act before the March 23 meeting of Cleveland Trust stockholders, at which Gund's slate of directors is scheduled for re-election if he can vote the 35 per cent stock represented by A. A. Welsh and Co. Cheryl Ostwald Of Whittemore Plans Wedding Menke Of Bancroft Eyes His Best Baseball Year 4-H Basketball Championships Slated March 28 CHERYL OSTWALD , Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Wagner, Whittemore, have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cheryl Ostwald, to Clarence Harms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harms, Titonka. A May wedding is being planned. 50-YEARS A 50-year Danish sisterhood pin was presented last week to Mrs. Carrie Peitersen in Ringsted. Mrs. Peitersen has been a member of the Ringsted Danish Sisterhood for a half century and was presented^the pin by her daughter, Mrs. ^George ' Denis Menke is determined to prove this summer that he is one of baseball's best shortstops. The 25-year old lowan from Bancroft said he is shooting for a big year with the Atlanta Braves "to show l can bounce back after my knee injtiit last year," Ron Speef of Associated press writes from West palm Beach. So far, the knee has felt fine, Menke said, after a two-hour workout Monday, and hasn't affected his dexterity in the infield. "I'm ready to play every game at shortstop this summer," he said. "My outlook this spring is better than it has ever been. "1 usually start off pretty slow in spring training, but this year I seem to be ready earlier than usual. I would like to get everything going real good here and then carry it over into the season." Menke has been one of the Brave's hottest players in the early workouts. He hit a 420- foot home run and two singles against the University of Florida In an exhibition game Sunday. "I don't worry about hitting home runs," Mehke said. "I would lllce to bat .300 and If I do that, I know I'll get 20 or 25 homers." Menke batted .283 and had 20 home runs in his sophomore season with the Braves in 1964, his best year. Last May he banged his knee in a home-plate collision and appeared in only 71 games. He batted .243 and hit four homers. • "I thought I was ready last year for my best season," Menke said. "This year should be it." Manager' Bobby Bragan said he is convinced Menke will become "one of the greatest shortstops." "He can do everything," Bragan said. "He has the surest hands in baseball and a great arm. He has the speed he needs, although you don't notice' bow fast he is because of his size." Menke, who weighs about 190 pounds, will get more of a chance to show his speed on the bases. Bragan plans to make a running team out of the hard-hitting Braves, and may have Menke bat second to utilize his swift- nrl.7 First and second round games in the annual Kossuth county 4*H Basketball tournament have how been completed - and the Whitteinoro, Garfleld and Lu- Verne junior teams and St. Joe, Whittemore and LuVerne senior teams have each posted a pair of victories, . Semi-finals for the south half of the county will be held March 16 at 7 p. m. in the Algona high • school gym, while semi-finals for the north half will be played March 22 at 7 p. m. in the Bancroft St. John's gym. Championship games will be played in the Burt high gym March 28, beginning at 7 p. m. Here are the results to date: Junior - St, Joe 18, Union 13 j Whittemore 28, Cresco 12; Prairie 17, Plum Creek 16; LuVerne 40, Wesley 21; Grant 24, Aggressive Lads 10; Greenwood 34, Ramsey 8; Whittemore 42, St. Joe 20; Garfleld 27, Algona 21; and LuVerne 27, Prairie 25. iSenior - Garfleld 47, Cresco 18; Whittemore 52, Union 47; Plum creek 50,, Algona 16; Lu- Verne 53; Wesley 9; Aggressive Lads 45, Greenwood 36; Grant 48, Ramsey 13; St. Joe 41, Lotts Creek 40; Whittemore 55, Garfield 47; and LuVerne 56, Plum Creek 46. Titonka Valley Farmerettes Held Meeting TITONKA - The regular meeting of the Valley Farmerettes 4-H club was held March 5. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carol Janssen and the 4-H Pledge by Marilee Risius. The business meeting was called to order by president, Barbara Penning. Roll call was "My Finished Skirt," which was answered by 14 girls. Plans were made for ; Algona 4-H Day c ;April 2. Barbara ''• Penning and Doris Ricks will put up out display. Mrs. Janssen showed how to make buttonholes. Doris Ricks presented a film called "Line Color and Design is clothes." Jane Rurup gave a demonstration on "How to Sew on Buttons, snaps and hooks. 1 " Carol Boekelman gave an illustrated talk on "pressing equipment,'* Hostess to the group was Marilee Risius, - 0" Rev, Paul Ofstedal of Lakota was in charge of Lenten services at Good Hope Lutheran church Wednesday evening, Mr, and Mrs, Dan Wubben and sons of Independence were week* end visitors at the parental Ted Van Hove home, and with other relatives and friends in the Titonka area. Lynda Krause, student at Wartburg College in Waverly spent the weekend with her parents, the Carl Krauses at German Valley, The Brownies held their March meeting at the school audiovisual room with 17 present. The program highlight was reading the story of Juliett Lowe, founder of Girl Scouting* New officers were appointed for March. Treats were brought by LeAnne Thacker. Rev. and Mrs. Paul Hansen, minister of Titonka and Doan Methodist churches, attended the Conference Boafd of Education Meeting in Des Molnes Thursday and Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry plalsler and Joyce were guests in the Richard Helmets home in Buffalo center Sunday. the Earl Zwiefels have moved to their farm neat Austin, Minn, the Sheldon Bengstons have moved to the Zwiefel farm, Club Elects the Plum Creek Women's club met March 9 at the home of Elsie Willrett. Assistant hostess was Sadie Skllling, Roll call "an Iowa vacation spot", was answered by 17 members and a guest, Election of officers was held; pres,, Jean Benschoter; vice-pres., Rose Ann Schmidt; secy., Maxine Marshall; ass't secretary, Mildred Scuffham; treas,, 'Marjorie Bode, Sana Svedman, exchange student from Sweden, showed slides and gave a very interesting talk about her family and country, the next meeting will be April 13 at the home of Florence Kain. Program, Pearle Etherlngton. Annual Meeting LONE ROCK - the annual meeting of the Lone Rock Cooperative telephone Co. will be held Friday, March 18, at 8p.m. in the American Legion hall. Lunch will be served. MAY BE NEARER THAN YOU THINK I SEE US NOW FOR ... '•FERTILIZERS DAVCO MATHIESON CHEMICALLY HITCHED OR BULK BLEND • GRASS SEED > DISCO - NORTHRUP KING - TWIN CITIES • CERTIFIED SOYBEANS • CERTIFIED SEED OATS • FARM CHEMICALS COMPLETE STOCK ALDRIN - ALDREX - DI^ZINON ALGONA FLOUR & FEED CO. SO. PHILLIPS ALGONA Only ~—" •^» Subscrip Moines newspaper PAPERS That Tuesday Tabloid Makes Small Ad READ BIG Yep, Thqt Paper's Been In Our Family Going Into The Third Generation, Now •.. In Its 101 st Year Jftoto K05SUTH COUNTY'S LAROEST NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION

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