The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 21, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 21, 1966
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-Algona (la.) Upp«r Dot Main** thurtday, April 21, 1966 --NADER ON PIPELINES— M*rry0o*llouitdl fliiiiiiniHnwmiiiiiiiiimniiiHii *y Drew Poarson WASHINGTON - the administration is not admitting it officially, but it definitely is considering the possibility that the United States will have to pull out of Viet Nam after the promised elections to select a civilian government. Premier Ky has said that, while elections will beheld, a communist or even a neutralist government would not be acceptable. However, Ky's control is already shaky, and by the time elections are held he may not have the power to block either a communist or a neutralist takeover. And it's widely predicted that either would demand a withdrawal of U. S. military forces. How far this possibility has penetrated official U. S. thinking was illustrated last week when Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a close friend of President Johnson, said flatly that "if it becomes clearly evident that a majority of the Vietnamese do not want our help, I would favor withdrawing immediately both military forces and economic aid." A U. S. retreat in Viet Nam would be a bitter pill for LBJ to swallow, for domestic as well as international reasons. First, if the Vietnamese elections are held on schedule, they will occur before our own Congressional elections, and could help the Republicans win even more seats than they now anticipate. This would not only be a blow to Johnson's prestige but by giving new life to the GOP could endanger his domestic program seriously. Second, an anti-American victory in the Vietnamese elections could have serious economic repercussions in this country, further adding to Republican campaign ammunition. While the Viet Nam war is not entirely responsible for our current high lev^-j&.«fcg§^ added enough 'pressure "to" "contribute noticeably to shortages such as copper - and to the inflation threat. It has been widely predicted that the stock market, for example, would react sharply to an end of the war in Viet Nam. Then there would be cutbacks in defense orders, layoffs for workers, and the very real possibility of at least a small recession. Internationally, a U. S. withdrawal from Viet Nam - by edict of civilian government - would not " be "totally damaging. It would ease the present tension with Moscow, for example, and permit the Kremlin to resume friendlier relations with the U. S. It would please many of our allies who have long wanted us to get out of what they have felt was a hopeless situation. It would please Gen. de Gaulle and might even soften his current anti- U. S. policies. And in Viet Nam itself, since the "Viet Cong effectively control most of the country anyway, it would not add greatly to the actual strength of the communist world. Red China would make a big noise about the victory over U. S. warmongers, of course, but in the final analysis we might come out without serious damage. We would also lose economically, however, U. S. companies have been doing tre- mendos construction jobs in South Viet Nam and they also would have to get out if the communist should win the elections. But, again, it could prove best in the long run, There's little point in pouring additional millions or billions into construction if the communists eventually are going to reap the benefits anyway. - o - —VIETNAMESE WEARY OF BOSSES— A young American television reporter in South Viet Nam gives this explanation for the recent anti-U, S. outbursts so puzzling to many in this country. "Displeasure with the war, with military government, with too many American troops, has grown, become organized and expressed. ; "I think I can understand Viet* namese frustration with ourpre- sence because it's somewhat similar to the situation in Guinea, where they said they preferred freedom with poverty to slavery with wealth. "Many Vietmanese are unhappy with us, to the extent they might call us not masters but bosses. Americans want action and results. When there is neither, they want to take charge. "Americans have taken charge In many areas of Vietnamese civilian and military life, and the Vietnamese don't like our decisiveness, our power, our wealth." I think they would prefer the Viet Cong. "It's irrational, it doesn't make sense to a Western mind. But it seems to be the case.' That's the observation of a young American who has been in South Viet Nam for three years. - o - -MISSION TO MEXICO- President Johnson's sudden trip to Mexico may help to stem the anti-American sentiment arising in Latin America. However, it will take more than a single good will trip to restore good relations. Chiefly, it will require the firing of President Johnson's close ' friend, Under Secretary of State Tom Mann, former ambassador to Mexico and the man who has caused the U. S. to make more mistakes in Latin American policy in the past two year's than in the preceding two decades. Recently, Pan American delegates met in Panama to draft new plans for the Organization of American States. The U. S. delegate attending the conference agreed to various important new economic proposals. But when they were sent to Washington they were promptly vetoed by Mann. This caused an explosion in Mexico, where Mexican Foreign Minister Antonio Carrillo Flores, j. .good ^friend of the men that Washington's attitude had "seriously undermined the accomplishments of the OAS conference," and Mexican Ambassador Rafael de la Colina bluntly called the American veto "inexcusably negative and stupid". This bitter resentment at the United States, and especially at his close friend, Tom Mann, was one of the backstage reasons why Johnson suddenly decided to go to Mexico City. The trip was important, worthwhile and productive,, but it will bear no real fruit until the President reorganizes the State Department and reorganizes his friend out. Young Ralph Nader, whose book, "Unsafe At Any Speed,' touched off the furor over Detroit's failure to build safe automobiles, understandably is a bit cynical about the good intentions of U. S. corporate giants. Now, having scored against one Goliath, he aims to take on another - the pipeline industry. He's planning another book to show how the lack of adequate safety standards and inspection procedures is threatening more fatal pipeline explosions like the one that killed 17 people at NatcWtoches, La., last year. - o - - EYES ON HUBERT— Out in the big dairying state of Minnesota, farmers are wondering just how much influence their boy Hubert has with the man in the White House. Hubert Humphrey, now vice president of the United States and a very persuasive gentleman, has long been the idol of the Farmer-Labor party, was also touted as the farmer's friend in the entire Midwest. But since his No. 1 friend, Lyndon, substituted oleomargarine for butter in the armed forces, every dairy farmer is skeptical. Dairy farmers, who have taken a terrific beating in prices for about 10 years, were beginning to look toward a prosperous period when suddenly LBJ did his best to knock the props out of dairy prices by switching the armed forces to oleo. On top of this, the White House has let it be known that more dairy products will be imported from New Zealand and Denmark in order to reduce prices further. The states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York, all big dairy producers, went for Johnson and Humphrey overwhelmingly in 1964. The oleomargarine states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina went for Goldwater . Dairy farmers now say that if Lyndon can switch to oleo they can switch to the GOP. - o - —WAR AND POLITICS— Here's how the war in Viet Nam is influencing Midwest politics. Iowa candidate for the Senate against Sen. Jack Miller, .Republican, , is another Republican, named Herbert F. Hoover, of Oskaloosa. Hoover is campaigning on the charge that Lyndon Johnson failed to live up to his campaign promises on the Viet Nam war and that Sen. Miller, Republican, has supported him. He quotes Johnson on Aug. 12, 1964: "Some others are eager to enlarge the conflict. They call upon us to supply American boys . . . They ask us to take reckless action which might risk the lives of millions. Such action would offer no solution at all to the real problems on Viet Nam." Republican candidate Hoover adds, "A special responsibility lies upon Republicans to prevent Jack Miller, colonel in the Air Force Reserve, from delivering the Republican party to war profiteers." Auxiliary At Wesley Aiding The Veterans WESLEY - Legion Auxiliary held a meeting April 13 in the Legion hall, with 15 members in attendance. It was announced that the Legion and Auxiliary Spring Conference is to be held in Ft. Dodge May 28. The unit received a citation for having equaled last years membership. Edna Flom, President, read the rules and regulations. Members voted to give $2 to the Cancer drive. Jo Meurer reported that 39 pairs of bed shoes had been made by members and had been sent to the Vets hospital in Des Moines. More have been cut out and are to be made by members. Following the business meeting, 590 was played, with Mrs. Joe Goetz and Mrs. Justine Becker winning prizes. Myrtle Lease and Viola Studer were on the entertainment committee. Lunch was served by Clara Hauptman and Rita Ricke. Specialist or Jack-of-all-Trades? More and more, our graduate schools are preparing young men and women for the "Age of Specialization."' The jack-of-all-trades can no longer give satisfactory service if he tries to cope with all of the problems in any particular field. Specialization has become almost mandatory as the horizons of knowledge continue to expand. Savings and loan associations are specialists. They specialize in two fields-savings and home loans. Today, savings and loan associations provide the facilities for 37,000,000 people to save their money with safety and profit. Today, savings and loan associations make more home loans than all other financial institutions combined, over" J.OOO.OOO in 1964 alone. This specialization provides better services for you and the people in your community. If you are planning to open n savings account or want a home loan to fit your individual need, come in and see us. We are special^;*. Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured to $10,000 Save from the 15th—Earn from the 1st SINCE 1917-T-AL.6QNA, IOWA AH Savings Accounts insured up to $10,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, D. C. - 0 - TO BOYS STATE Gary Loebig, son of the BUI Loebigs, was chosen by the Am- erican Legion to attend Boys State which will te held at Camp Dodge, near Des Moines June 6-11. Steve Walker, son of Jim Walker, was chosen alternate. The hoys are juniors at Garrigan. - o - YOUTH CENTER "Marty's Merry Mixers held their grand opening Saturday. Pop, ice cream, coffee and doughnuts were served free. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hamilton are owners and operators of the "Youth Center." The name "Marty's Merry Mixers" was submitted by Dale Simpson, son of the Lou Simpsons, and received a cash prize. There is pool, dance area, bowling and pinball machines, besides short orders, french fries, pizza, coffee and hamburgers. - o Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will meet April 28 in the parish hall. Mary Hildman returned to her work in Sioux City April 11. She had spent the Easter weekend in the parental John Hildman home. Esther Hildman, junior at Garrigan high school was on the golden honor roll. Mrs. Larry Youngwlrtlfoegan work last week at Al's Cafe. The Mark Bodes of Omaha spent the weekend in the parental Herman Bode and Henry Steier homes. They were Easter dinner guests at the Steier home in Whlttemore. Saturday, both Bode families and Paul Bode were dinner guests in the Kenneth Prohaska home at Garner. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bode were Sunday dinner guests at the Chas. Haaf home in Waterloo. The Kenneth Prohaskas were also guests there. The Wilfred Beckers attended a wedding reception at the Fred Karte home in Britt April 11, honoring Jimmy Korte and Wendy Althoff, following their marriage that evening in the Lutheran church. Mrs. Beckers sister and family, the Clarence Ptaceks of Garner, were among the large group of relatives who attended the reception. A group 6f relatives were at the airport in Mason City April 9 to bid good-bye to Mrs. Robert Van Hove, the former Judy Seaberg, who left to join her husband, who Is stationed at Bad Kissinger, Ger. What to do about annoying sales calls We've heard complaints from telephone customers about unwelcome and "pushy" telephone sales calls they've received at home. People have said (1) there are too many of these calls, and (2) callers are often inconsiderate or offensive. Telephone selling can serve a useful purpose in many instances. But we are concerned about those cases in which misuse causes annoyance to our customers. We are trying to do something about "pushy" or offensive calls. We're pointing out to telephone canvassers that an offended or angry person isn't likely to buy anything. We're urging businessmen to call only bona fide prospects, not pick names at random ... to call at times convenient to you, avoiding mealtimes, early morning, etc. And we're suggesting that they identify themselves quickly and honestly, avoiding disguised or indirect approaches. What Can You Do? The best remedy for the caller who won't accept your polite "no" is for you simply to hang up. You won't have to listen to his message, and he will surely get yours. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company NEIGHBORS GOOD AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Howard Raney Of Algona This week's Country Neighbor is W. H. (Howard) Raney, 46, Algona, who has lived on the same farm 5 1/2 miles southeast of here his entire life. He began farming the place in 1946 about the time his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Raney moved to Algona. Howard is an owner and tenant farmer, with 480 acres being worked by him. Included last year were 150 acres of corn, 140 acres of beans, pasture and diverted acres. He also markets about 400 crossbred hogs each year and normally feeds from 80-90 calves for market. He and his wife are members of the Trinity Lutheran church here and he also is a member of the Farm Bureau. He calls hunting and fishing his hobbies, though limited, and likes to work in the shop on the farm. His favorite farm work is raising hogs. His wife is the former Dorothy Geilenfeld, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Geilenfeld, Algona. She and Howard met during high school days and were married Nov. 25, 1941. She is a member of the Irvington Homemakers Club. Sewing is her principal hobby. The Raneys have two children, a son, Howard, 11, and a daughter, Linda, 9. (UDM Polaroid Flash- foto) Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TKUCKS Sales & Service Plume 233-3501 ALGONA Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Molina - KdlyRyon - Pap«c New ld«a Farm Machinery Robinson Construction Co. Sioux St««l Buildlngi Building Conttrvetlen r»r iU«, itrmtIh. . 1U« and tat* el ' Ing, iniUt on — SIOUX — BUSCHER BROTHERS pack seven years of experience and knowledge into their location on North Main Street. Gib and Dick Buscher know the wants and needs of area farmers. They handle only the very best in farm equipment . . . brand names you know and trust . . . including Minneapolis-Moline, Kelly-Ryan, New Idea, Papec and Knipco. Stop in and see BUSCHER BROTHERS today! BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 No, Main Algona, Iowa Phone 295-3588 E. E. HoblMon EM! m Hwy. 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