The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 12, 1966 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 12, 1966
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iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiimiiiiiiHmiiiiiii By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - In a private White House report to 150 of the nation's top businessmen, Secretary of State Rusk predicted the other evening that the downfall of Presidents Sukarno in Indonesia, Nkrumah in Ghana, and Ben Bella in Algeria would be followed shortly by hie overthrow of still other left-wing world leaders. Rusk started to name them, then hesitated and ended hispre- diction with an enigmatic smile. Reeling off the communist setbacks, he declared that Red China had suffered several crushing blows during the past 18 months. The worst defeat, he said, was the backfire of the Chinese plot to turn Indonesia into a satellite. The Indonesian army had retaliated, he revealed, by slaughtering 300,000 communists, thus leaving the party "powerless" in Indonesia. Rusk made Ms off-the-record remarks at a private White House dinner called by President Johnson and attended by Vice President Humphrey, the entire Cabinet and business leaders from all over the nation. Commenting on the full attendance at the dinner, the President said he wasn't sure whether world crises had compelled everyone to remain in Washington or world quiet had permitted them to stay home. Secretary of Defense McNamara gave an optimistic briefing on the Viet Nam war. With pointer in hand, he showed on a map how the communist design to take over South Viet Nam had been thwarted. He said the Hanoi government now realizes it cannot extend its rule over all Viet Nam and Is reassessing its position. - o - -BOMBING HAIPHONG ?- Explaining why the United States doesn't bomb the North Vietnamese port of Haiphong, McNamara declared that oil was the only cargo of consequence that was passing through the port. Several thousand barrels a day, he admitted, were pouring into the North Vietnamese war machine through Haiphong. If the port were bombed, however, he claimed the Hanoi government still would be able to keep the Viet Cong supplied with all the oil they need. The bombing results, he said, wouldn't be worth the risk of drawing Red China into the conflict. Vice President Humphrey, also oozing optimism, said he found no one in all his Far Eastern travels who didn't understand that the Viet Cong were the aggressors taking their orders from Hanoi and Peking. Chief discussion of the evening was regarding economic problems and President Johnson took up most of the time. He asked for a show of hands by business leaders who would approve a tax increase. Not a single hand went up, The President agreed sympathetically that he also didn't want a tax increase, He said Rep. Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., chairman of the taxwriting House Ways and Means Committee, had told him at the beginning of the year that the committee would approve no tax increases - other than excise taxes which have already been acted upon. - o - - CUT BACK OR TAX— But the President warned that he wouldn't let the election or anything else stand in the way of what he thought was "best for the country." He suggested that the businessmen could avoid a tax increase if they would hold down capital spending. The forecast for 1966, he said, was that $60 billion would be spent on capital investment. One businessman asked how much the President thought they should cut back. LBJ- turned first to his chief economic adviser, Gardner Ackely, who said with a shrug that he could suggest no figure. Secretary of Com- merce John Connor also didn't want to be pinned down. Finally McNamara spoke up and urged a 10 per cent cutback. This should release enough copper, steel, and other scarce, materials to keep prices from going up, he said. F. R. Kappel, chairman of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, asked the President about his plans for containing the economy. With a mischievous twinkle, LBJ noted that the stock market was being contained; and estimated that Kappel could have saved $400 million if he had sold out his AT&T stock "before tonight." - o—HEROES WITHOUT HEADLINES- Three Americans from diverse and different walks of life were honored by their fellow citizens last week. They are: BOB HOPE - who is being given a big dinner in Washington In tribute to his dedicated service to GIs by touring isolated military areas every Christmas. Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., when head of the Air Force in 1950, got Bob Hope launched on this idea, and he has patriotically continued it ever since. DAVID G. BAIRD - the Wall Street banker who has given away millions to hospitals, boys towns, Algona, (Id.) Upper D«* Maine* Tuwdoy, April 12, 1966 the American Friends Service Committee, underprivileged groups both In the Appalachians and in the slums of the big cities. Baird's foundations came in for rigorous scrutiny by Rep. Wright Patman, D-Tex., un- corruptible, indefatigable prober of Wall Street. Recently Patman gave Baird a clean bill of health. A group of distinguished New Yorkers, headed by Supreme Court Justice George J. Beldock, is giving Baird a Brotherhood citation tonight. CHESTER BOWLES - U. S. Ambassador to India, former governor of Connecticut, Price Administrator during World War n, and a former member of Congress. It isn't often that diplomats want to go back to serve a second term in countries where they've served before. But Bowles, who was tremendously popular in India ten years ago, is now serving his second stint as ambassador. He's in Washington this week advising the White House re our opportunities in the world's second largest country. - o - —HARD LADY TO COMMAND-- Old friends of Judge Thurman Arnold, former Justice Depart- ment trustbuster, raised their eyebrows when he tamed up at the White House birthday party for Chief Justice Warren with a pretty young lady whom he Introduced as Mrs. Thurman Arnold. The judge is 74. The young lady he introduced as his wife was about 30. . Other guests at the party, knowing the judge's real wife, were mystified. Next day some of them attended a reception at the Thurman Arnold home and were introduced to Mrs. Thurman Arnold, Jr., who an hour before had married the Arnolds' eldest son and who the day before had accompanied the Judge to the White House. Mrs. Thurman Arnold, ST., had asked the White House if her future daughter-in-law could come to the reception in her place, was told, "No, invitations to the White House are a command. They are not transferable." "The White House is not going to command me," said Mrs. Thurman Arnold, Sr., and sent her future daughter-in-law to the White House anyway. A satisfied customer is the one best sales argument. Luck is always against the man who depends on it. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - 1:30 P.M. near Algpna AUCTION of HOUSE & FURNITURE As we are leaving the Algona area, we will hold an auction of all our Household goods and our Home 1 mile East of Algona, on the McGregor St. Road, on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 1:30 P.M. SHARP - HOUSE - 3 Bedroom Semi-Basement House, Block Construction, with 26 x 22 attached garage (overhead door). Has all tile floors, gas hot water heater, water softener, Coleman oil furnace with fuel oil tank. Bath, kitchen, and living room. Good septic tank and drainage; Well 9 years old with Monitor deep-well pump new in 1966. Landscaped and nice lawn. Open for inspection after Thursday noon, April 7. TERMS FOR HOUSE — $2,000 down day of sale, balance when deed and abstract brought up to date. Clear title to be furnished. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION ! HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND TOOLS Bedroom Suite Large Mirror Davenport and Chair Bunk Bed and Dresser Coronado 15-ft. Freezer Coronado 30" Gas Range Coronado Refrigerator Maytag Automatic Washer with Suds Saver Speed Queen Dryer Westinghouse Humidifier (new) Garden Mark Garden Tiller Antique Set of Socket Wrenches Antique Clock One Steel Table - Bolt Bins Skill Saw 5 H.P. §uper Mercury Outboard Motor Kitchen Cabinet 26" Lawn Mower, Rotary, new 20" Boys Bike TERMS: CASH OWEN & DORIS HUMPHREY Carrol Fraser, Auctioneer Security State Bank, Clerk

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