The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1966 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 5, 1966
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Washington, D. C. March 24, 1966 Dear Boys: Since you were thinking about going down to Daytona Beach, Fla., for your Easter vacation, I thought I would report to you what it's like as a vacation spot. As you know, Daytona has become the place where about 75,000 college and high school students go for their spring and Easter vacations, and some of the local people are a little overwhelmed at having this youthful army descend on them every year. They are flattered that so many young people want to go there, but they don't like the beer-drinking parties, the destruction of property and, in previous years, the battalions of motorcycles that have charged up and down the beach. I could easily see why students like to go to Daytona. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with a hard-packed sand on which a car can drive for miles. Senator Muskle of Maine was telling me the other day that Maine's 2,600 miles of rocky, undulating shoreline has now been bought up by so many developers and private interests that only 34 miles are still available to the general public. But in Daytona the entire wide beach is available to the public for miles and miles. Naturally, the kids enjoy it. - o—CURTAIL BEERDRINKING*- However, one year they got so disorderly that the city council appointed a committee of leading citizens to consider what should be done about the annual arrival of the youth army. It was an able committee and they debated very carefully whether they should try to discourage this spring Influx, or what. In the end, they agree that they should recommend against the sale of beer anywhere along the beach. They concluded that these were good kids, who should not be discouraged from enjoying one of the great beaches of the United States, but that beer was 'the chief reason for misbehavior, wild parties and promiscuity. So far, no action has been taken on this recommendation. It talked to quite a few people about this question, and they generally agreed that only a small percentage of the youngsters get drunk, sleep six in a motel room, stage wild parties on the beach at night or cause trouble. The great majority are well behaved. But also, it's a fact that various underworld figures come" to town just for the spring vacation period. So you face some problems and pitfalls in going to Daytona, However, you have to learn to face problems and pitfalls in this life wherever you are and whatever you do. No boy or girl can go 'through life wrapped up in cotton wool. Looking back on my own vacation days, I confess that I was always so anxious to get home that I never wanted to go anyplace else, even if I had the money - which I didn't. Prow Pearson When spring vacation came around up at Exeter, I never had the $25 it took for carfare back to Philadelphia. So I stayed and studied and watched the snow melt and the spring come to New Hampshire, which was quite a sight. Most Students wouldn't have dreamea about going to Florida in those days. - o -' —HOME VS FLORIDA- . Or course, things have changed since then. The automobile has made it easier and cheaper to get to Florida. But there is one thng that hasn't changed the importance of a boy's home. As you know, I am the president of Big Brothers in the District of Columbia which tries to combat juvenile delinquency. And all the social studies show that boys stay out of trouble when they have a real home. They may live in a poor neighborhood, even in the slums. They may have no money at all, and few clothes to wear. But if they have a strong and devoted mother and father, if they have love and affection and all that goes with a home, they are likely to stay out of trouble. Some mothers who are divorced have an especially hard time, and one of the greatest stories of this is told by Dick Gregory in his book, "Nigger* of how his mother in Chicago struggled to bring up her children on almost no money. Of course, some boys and girls who do have homes don't see much of their parents. They are busy with other things. And I suspect the chief reason why about 75,000 students descend on Daytona Beach in the spring is that their parents are negligent, or busy, or don't realize the importance the family plays in their children's lives. So, beautiful as the beach is at Daytona, it can't be as beautiful as home. So I hope you'll not forget that you are luckier than a lot of other kids in having a home. - o- —LYNDON AND THE LADY— Lyndon Johnson, whose chief knowledge of India in the past has been that you kiss your bride and give a Texas yippee on the steps of the Taj Mahal, has been sitting down to confer with the lady Prime Minister of India alone. Nothing romantic will result from this diplomatic tryst. It's just that Lyndon always believes in personal salesmanship, especially when both parties speak English, and Mrs. Indira Gandhi speaks it with an Oxford accent probably more correct than Lyndon's Texas drawl. The two heads of state who sit opposite each other are both strong-willed people. The President's will power, his determination to succeed are already well known to the American people. Mrs, Gandhi's are not, But somewhat like the President, these are her chief stock- in-trade, She is extremely popular with the Indian people, and she has great personal strength. When the Calcutta rioters got out of hand, she sent word that she was willing to listen to any grievance if presented peace" fully, but that she was not going to be influenced by force. If the riots continued, she warned, the rioters would be shot. The riots did not continue, and Mrs. Gandhi's stock went up with the Indian people. They knew a prime minister had taken office who Intended to be prime minister. - o - -NATION OF 500 MILLION - The basic background of their discussion will be the fact that the one represents the world's most powerful nation, economically and militarily, while the other represents the world's second most populous nation, somewhat neglected by the United States. In the back of Mrs. Gandhi's mind, as she talks, will be the fact that there are only four important nations in Asia:China, with 700 million people; India, with 500 million; Indonesia, next in size, and Japan, the strongest industrial power in in the Far East. Yet the United States is concentrating billions of dollars and most of its trained military might on a tiny nation of 14 million. The Indians, like all of our allies, have thought this was a grave mistake. In the background of the conversation also will be the fact that the United Sates has poured aid into Pakistan at twice the rate per capita as it has into India; at the rate of $7.95 per capita into Formosa; at the rate of $8.71 per capita into Korea, and $20.69 per capita into oil-rich Libya. The rate of American aid to India is only 65 cents per capita. - o - .—FORGETFUL INDIA- Traditionally, the Indians Alppno, (to.) Upper De« Molrm Tuetdoy, April 5, 1966 have been somewhat ungrateful. In 1944 I published the secret report of former U. S. Ambassador William Phillips to FDR on the necessity of inducing the British to give India its independence. Publication caused a hue and cry throughout the British Empire, and for some vestlgated by the British Secret Service, just as I am being investigated by the Justice Depart- ment in the Senator Dodd matter today. Publication, according to the Indians, hastened their day of independence. Today Indian officials are reasonably grateful to President Johnson. KEASONABLE PRICES, good service, and quality printing are trademarks of The Upper Des Molnes Pub. Co. In Algona. HORT TROIMG TALKS It takes tougher corn varieties, with short, strong stalks for today's modern farming. DeKalb's short XL varieties stand better at high populations, and take advantage of narrow rows. XL's are bred to hold their ears, too ... to harvest easily, and produce a breakthru to higher corn yields for you. "DIKAUT' I. . BraadN Man Farmtn Plint DtKalb thin MJT •thirBrtnd. HYBRIDS Eugene Hood — Algona, Iowa Roland Bode — Algona, Iowa Albert J. Bormann — Algona, Iowa Raymond Otis — Wesley, Iowa Peter C. 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