The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1966
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•ty Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - There were some strange ironies about the Mississippi Negroes who camped in tents on Lafayette Square Just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Great White House in which lives the President of the United States. Unlike President Hoover, who called upon Gen. Douglas Mac- Arttrar to evacuate a straggling group of World War I veterans camped along Pennsylvania Avenue, President Johnson did nothing to evict the protesting Negroes. What he knows, but the Negroes don't, is that long before they came to campin Lafayette Square he had done more than any otter President ia history to help the lot of Mississippi Negroes. The general public doesn't know it either, bnthereiswhatishaopen- ing in Mississippi under direct orders from the President: 1. More surplus food is being given away per capita in Mississippi than in any other state of 2. More housing facilities are being opened per capita than in any other state. 3. An intensive training program has been started to train Negroes for skilled jobs. Another irony is that GOT. Paul Johnson of Mississippi, frequently criticued by civil rights leaders, has extended 100 per cent cooperation. So also has his welfare director, Mrs. Evelyn Gaudy. la f?c», *3d»rs! officials find that Mississippi has been far more cooperative in remedying its race and economic problems than *iain fiia^ Louisiana or Arkansas. If the present program contfou^fiL IfississiDDii IDSLY be** come a model state of the Deep South. - o- -TRAINING THE UNTRADCED- Tt? l.-bor ^ir.rbran* and the Gfb.ce -jf ilc&uuai; Opportunity have promoted three projects to train illiterate jobless farmhands. Project Star in Greenvine is spending $8,000,000 on training. Project Cohoma near South itomjhisj Miss., is training 1,000 jobless cotton pickers. The U. S. Air Force Base near Greenville is to be converted into a junior college for vocational training. None of bis has Seen easy. Carl Siugaar, Labor Department trouble-shooter, says that part of the problem is to sell illiterate Negroes on the feet that they can improve themselves. They tell him: "Man, I don't want no train.' I want a job." They don't realize the importance of skills. "ft is a truism of the very poor that they know the least abrut what* s >v? . Me forthem," 5?./r Starr *r. ' Tr when we started tais project in Greenville, we actually had to go out, door to door, to look for those who most desperately needed help." Of 5,400 people interviewed, 30 per cent were Negroes and 64 per cent of these were either chronically unemployed or earned less than $500 a year. Over 20 per cent had a third grade education or Jess; « per cent needed medical or dental care. Many could not read or write. Most had to be talked into going out to get educated and seek regular work. In good times Negro farmhands in the Mississippi Delta worked about six months a year- during cotton planting and picking. They lived in shacks, generally rent free, as in slavery days. Today the tendency is not to move. - o- —PAN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY- Three years ago, Venezuela was being constantly bombed and terrorized by Castro agents in an attempt to disrupt its government and establish communism in that oil-and-iron-rich country. This was headline news. But when peace and prosperity prevail it isn't news. Today (April 11) it is not sensational news that a Venezuelan leader, Dr. Jesus Paz Gallarraga, arriving in Washington is one reason for the placid march of democracy in Venezuela. Dr. Paz is secretary of the Action Democratic party now in power and part of a system whereby members of this party as well as opposition leaders an have a voice in government. KB54 FIELD PROVEN "FAN HOUSING {/••• ilnb'« wife Ho* .»() • iiigh capacity! • for the big silos! • unexcelled for haylagel The big blower that has proven itself on the big silos. It's field proven. • SHAKER PAN Prevents build-up in hopper. Wads are loosened. Smoother ensilage flow to fan. • WIDE, LOW HOPPER Projects 14" past housing for easy approach. • NO BLOW-BACK No baffling to restrict forage flow. D LIFETIME LUBRICATED No greasing required. • SHrtED KNIVES Keep the fan tips clean. Adjustable outlet, fan blades, wheels. Shear-bolt protection and water inlet. OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 Ho. Main ALGONA --AID FOR INDONESIA— New anti-communist government of Indonesia has sounded out the United States cautiously about economic aid. However, it ran up against the bulky frame of Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-flL, who some time ago tacked an amendment onto the foreign aid law withholding American food or other aid from any country which confiscates American property without full compensation. - o - —STUDENT VACATIONS-In contrast to the thousands of students who crowded into Daytona Beach for the Easter vacation, here is what some other students have done with their vacations, both past and present. Last Christmas, the Christian Association of the University of Pennsylvania sent a delegation of students to Tribbett, Miss., to build a community center. They raised most of the money necessary for the lumber and materials, spent their vacation as carpenters. Last Christmas, the United States National Student Association raised money, sent several hundred students to the South to work with other college students improving race relations. Alflona, (la.) Upper DM Mofitet Tuesday, April 19, 1966 This Easter, 32 students from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, are moving into the Youngstown slum areas to work with the Neighborhood Youth Corps and high school dropouts. Another group of Ohio University students, from foreign countries, is working in the Youngstown slum areas, painting, repairing and cleaning up houses where local residents have long been asking the City Planning Commission for help but not getting it. These foreign students, working in American slums, come from Nigeria, Viet Nam, Sweden, England, Brazil, Peru and Sierra Leone, the tiny republic in West Africa. This is quite a contrast to student beer drinking at Daytona Beach. Note - Founder of this Ohio program is David Steeds, a graduate of Cambridge University in England, now doing graduate study at Ohio University. Social Club Has Monthly Session At Portland PORTLAND - Four Corner Social Club met April 5 in the home of Agnes Stewart. The meeting was called to order by chairman Wyona Harms. The afternoon was spent socially. Leita Phelps and Marian Spear each received a birthday gift from their secret sister. The next meeting will be May 3. There be a plant and bulb exchange. - o * Earl Powell, Grand Rapids, Mich, died of a heart attack Wednesday night. Mr. Powell is a cousin of Harold Andreasen. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Marlow were Easter dinner and supper guests In the Wayne Eckels home. LONG DISTANCE After 8 p.m. and all day Sunday you can make a 3-minute station call to anywhere in the U. S. (except Alaska and Hawaii) for only $1.00 or less, plus tax. Enjoy a family reunion by phone! Northwestern Bell NING WUIDE Eat Out Often In ALGONA THE JOHNSON HOUSE ON SO. PHILLIPS SMORGASBORD Friday Nile & Sunday Noon PRIVATE DINING ROOMS SEPARATE COCKTAIL LOUNGE CLOSED SATURDAYS (Except For Private Parties) CHARLIE'S SUPPER CLUB: SO. ON 169 DINING ROOM OPEN 5:30 - 1 1:30 P.M. COCKTAILS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE DINING ROOM Tele, 295-9152 VAN'S CAFE JCT. HIWAYS 18 - 169 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10A.M.-1 A.M. SUNDAYS 8 A.M.-1A.M. CLOSED A1ONDAYS WIVATI DINING ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE ^^*i^^—^^^__^**»^^—^p*^- _^*w^k_ •- LUDWIG'S CAFE DOWNTOWN ALGONA BREAKFAST ft NOON * SPECIALS * Open 6 A. M. - 8 P.M. Weekdays Closed Sundays CHROME CAFE JCT. 18 • 169 BROASTED CHICKEN OUR SPECIALTY OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY Closed Sat. 2 P. M, - Sun, 5 P. M. 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