The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 29, 1966
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Mtrry-Oo-Round POWSOII WASHINGTON - Housewives will not be present at the closed- door session of the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow when it considers a bill introduced by Sen.. Phil Hart, D<Mich., requiring manufacturers to print on the labels of grocery and other packages the exact quantity they contain. If the homemakers were present they would find that the man who inherited the shoes of the famous consumer protector, Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, is not following in Kefauver's footsteps. Sen. Ross Bass of Tennessee is one of three Democratic key Senators on the committee who are holding back against truth- in-labeling. Two other Democrats, Sens. Vance Hartke of Indiana and Mike Monroney of Oklahoma, are still undecided. These three will be the swing votes. All other Democrats except Frank Lauscho, D-Ohio, favor protecting the consumer. Six Republicans, however, will vote solidly against the consumer. They are: Sens. Morris Cotton, N. H., Thurston Morton, Ky. ( Hugh Scott, Pa., Winston Prouty, Vt., James Pearson, Kans., Peter Dominick, Colo. - o - — LBJ CARRIES ON— Despite the vigorous, sometimes bitter opposition from dove Senators, the President has been going about the business of passing legislation as if nothing had happened. Last week he summoned all chairmen of Senate committees to the White House to discuss the legislative program. Among them was Sen. William Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and one of five Senators who had voted against Johnson on rescinding the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This is the resolution, which, in the fall of 1964, gave LBJ carte blanche to proceed militarily in Viet Nam. This is the resolution which the President 'claims authorizes him to carry on the rapidly expanding war in Viet Nam. • Though Fulbright had been one of the most effective opponents of the President and though the President obviously was unhappy about his opposition, the two men talked at the White House meeting as if nothing had happened. When Johnson asked Fulbright for a report on pending legislation before the Foreign Relations Committee, the Senator from Arkansas mentioned the Russian consular treaty with the United States, and observed that probably the political climate was not conducive to ratifying it. Fulbright discussed the matter dispassionately, did not mention the fact that J, Edgar Hoover, who holds office at the age of 72 by the grace of the President, had come out with an excoriating blast against consulates conducted by communist countries in the United States - a statement which made ratification of the consular treaty difficult if not impossible. Fulbright also did not mention the fact that this was a treaty which the United States had requested, not the Russians, and that the Russians planned to open no new consulates in the United States. The President, discussing the treaty with equal dispassion, seemed to think the political climate was not ready. He too did not mention J. Edgar Hoover's statement, and he did not volunteer to get Hoover to clarify the largely distorted facts. - o —SCHOOL FUNDS— The President went the round of various committee chairmen asking Sen. Allen Ellender, D- La., about legislation in the Agriculture Department. Ellender had no major farm bills pending. On the question of the matter of education, Sen. Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., raised the question of continuing appropriations for impacted school areas. These are areas where military bases or federal installations put an additional burden on local schools to provide for the children of federal employees. "We're pumping millions into the schools" the President replied, and pulled out a long list of educational appropriations which he read point by point. "The trouble is that this new federal money won't reach the schools until next year," Magnuson pointed out, "and the schools in the impacted areas need the money right now." After some further discussion, the President observed: "I know you fellows will put some money back in." - o —AF SECURITY RISK— N. C., listened for two hours to Defense Secretary Robert McNamara on military problems in Viet Nam at a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee. Finally he said: "I have not been to Viet Nam. I did my military service on a horse and got out when they dismounted the cavalry. The main conclusion I draw from what I have heard here is that if we were fighting the Indian war, with this modern, mechanized, sophisticated system, we would have lost it." "You are talking about the Indian war such as we fought in the 1870's and 1880's? in* quired Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Yes," replied the Congressman from North Carolina. "I think we would have had a high degree of success fighting an Indian war, particularly one that took place in the West, against the Sioux and the other mounted Indian warriors," said Gen. Wheeler, "because horses do not like helicopters. We would have had a tremendous advantage there." - o - —U. S. PROPAGANDA— The U. S. Information Agency has made very effective use of radio propaganda in South Viet Nam. It discovered that most Viet Cong recruits were signed up with the pledge that they would fight only in their own villages, would not be shipped to strange territory. It was also agreed that if anything happened to them, they would be buried at home. Home burial is a sacred tradition of the Vietnamese family. So when Viet Cong dead are picked up, USIA broadcasts the names of their villages and the number of miles they were fighting away from home. And the countryside is reminded that the dead men are being buried along way from home. - o- Algona, (la.) Upp«r DM Moinw tu«*d«y, Mafth 2»,1966 the biggest danger they faced in the years to come. Since then, several big defense contractors have gone beyond Ike's warning by putting themselves in a position of thought control. Here is one case now before the Federal Communications Commission, that of General Tire and Rubber Company, which manufactures the Polaris missile, one of the most important weapons in the U. S. arsenal, and which also operates a vast network for molding the thought of the 'American people. The FCC is considering relicensing General Tire's KHJ in Los Angeles. Here is the farflung network of General Tire and Rubber: 1. Through RKD General, Inc., General Tire operates 19 different radio and television properties, including the Yankee Network and RKO General Phone- vision Co., engaged in the pay- television operation at Hartford, Conn. 2. Independent Video Theaters, Inc., owner of a chain of motion picture theaters in the Southwest. 3. Vumore, Inc., owner of a large number of community television properties. 4. Independent Video Theaters, which owns 29.5 per cent of H & B American Corp., one of the largest Community Antenna TV owners in the'Country, 5. RKO Pictures, Inc., is 100 per cent owned by General Tire, which also owns Pittsburgh Out* doors Advertising Corp., 82 per cent) Frontier Airlines, Inc., 98.6 per cent; and Aerojet-Gen- eral Corp., 84.6 per cent. In addition, Rep. Edward Hebert, D-La., has shown that Aerojet hired 66 retired admirals, generals and other military officers. With television influencing the mind of America second only to the public schools, and ahead of the churches, many people consider it dangerous to have big defense contractors in a potent position to influence the thought of the nation. - o —MERRY-GO-ROUND— The Vice President kept various governors and VIP guests, invited to lunch with Marquis Childs last Sunday, waiting until 3 p. m. before he finally toddled in. ... Bob Sherrod, a Saturday Evening Post editor, has written a fascinating diagnosis of the new bosses of the Kremlin. It's particularly timely in view of the upcoming Communist Party Congress March 29, at which there may be a break between Russian and Chinese communism. The Air Force isn't anxious to talk about it, but an officer engaged in security work has been murdered under circumstances which clearly show he was a security risk. The officer is Capt. Ray E. Moore, aide to Maj. Gen. Richard P. Klocko, commander of Air Force security at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Moore was found" dead, stark naked except for his wrist watch, in his apartment. An empty champagne bottle was alongside the body. Airman Thomas Beranck of La Cross, Wis., age 19, was arrested with the captain's revolver. He has been charged with murder, which authorities deduce occurred after or during a homosexual act. The airman had been giving medical shots to Capt. Moore and was invited to Moore's apartment, at which time Beranck says Moore got him drunk. He woke up to find himself nude with Moore molesting him. After the murder, Airman Beranck took the pistol, drove back to the base, fired the pistol a couple of times in the air, and was picked up by military police. The big question is why an officer with homosexual tendencies was kept on security work under General Klocko. District Attorney James Barlowe in San Antonio states that Airman Beranck will be tried for murder March 23. . o - —CAVALRY & HELICOPTERS— Rep. Charles R. Jonas, R- —DEFENSE THOUGHT CONTROL- Hard-hittlng young Congressman John Dingell, the Detroit Democrat, is getting to the bottom of some of the most potent links between American big business and American thought control namely, the alliance between defense contractors, the Defense Department and retired generals and admirals. President Eisenhower, three days before he retired from the White House, warned the American people that this was WE PUT THE SURE IN INSURANCE . ..WITH OUR COMPREHENSIVE AUTO ACCIDENT PROTECTION! Don't be uncertain about your cover,age ... be sure with full-coverage auto insurance, offering the broadest protection possible for all your family. BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY 109 N. DODGE AIGONA ECONOMICAL - HEALTHFUL - NUTRITIOUS And Be SURE They're From

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