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WASHINGTON - The war in Viet Nam has reathed a very dangerous stage. Hanoi more tyian ever is convinced it is going to win. The North Vietnamese will make ID concessions toward coming to the peace table. They argue thy* re going to win anyway, therefore do not need to compromise. And judgitig by the anit-American sentiment in South Viet Nam, they may be right. This has caused American military advisors to propose more vigorous military action, even though it could bring the Red Chinese into the war. The Joint Chiefs of Staff are prepared to knock out storage tanks and oil refineries in North Viet Nam. The bombers have been .ready for action 1 for three weeks but are still waiting orders. The Air Force also is urging bomber strikes against airfields close to the China border to knock out the MIG fighters. An estimated 100 planes are now based in North Viet Nam. In addition, one squadron of Chinese MIG -17's has been rotating in and out of North Viet Nam from airfields across the border in south China The Seventh Fleet has been alerted for possible submarine attacks by Chinese submarines, which might retaliate against our aircraft carriers if we intensify the air war over North Viet Nam. Anyone of these incidents could escalate a limited war into a major war. President, Johnson, remembering General Mac Arthur's disastrous march toward the Yalu River, in Korea which caused China to enter the Korean war, so far has vetoed the Joint Chiefs. The last thing he wants is to deliberately force China into the war. - o - —MISSILE FAILURES— Chief reason for the appear- anc^Sovietrbuilt MIG -r,$& in the Viet Nam war is believed to be the'failure of Russian SAM missiles. Moscow promised Hanoi to install these surface - to - air missiles to guard against U. S. air attacks on vital North Vietnamese targets. But U. S. pilots have been so successful in evading them that they have proved ineffective. So MIG-21's are being sent instead. The U. S. also is now embarrassed by missile failur.,. In one encounter with MIG - 21' s last week, U. S. fighters fired 10 to 12 heat-seeking sidewinder and radar - guided Sparrow missiles at the MIG's, but failed to score hits. Thus U. S. as well as Soviet rocket experts are doing some painful re-evaluation of their weapons. - o - —MORSE TO THE RESCUE- President Johnson's bitterest critic on the Vietnamese war is Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon; yet the other day you never would have guessed it.. . Sen. Morse picked up the telephone to find the President on the other end of the line. "Wayne," LBJ said, "my ox is in the ditch, and I want you to help me get it out. I am appointing you as head of the mediation panel to prevent the strike of the airlines, and I just wanted you to know it before you read U in the newspapers." Morse replied that the President's ox was not in a ditch, but he was ready to help. "You settled the railroad strike and the longshoremen's strike," said the President, "also the steel dispute, Now I want you to help me 'out on this." The Senator replied: "You settled those strikes yourself, Mr. President. I think you're making a mistake in appointing roe, but I'll serve." That is how the President got together with his bitterest Senate critic on Viet Nam on a major problem affecting the welfare of the nation. It could probably happen only in America. - o • —LBJ TURNS ON DQDP" The reason that the FBI and Internal Revenue suddenly switched their attitude toward the revelations about Senator Oodd was a switch in the White House. That also is the chief reason the Senate Ethics Committee finally decided to hold public hearings. President Johnson at first did not realize the seriousness of the evidence against his old and close Senate friend - a man whom he nearly picked to be his running mate in 1964 instead of Hubert Humphrey. The President has now realized that Dodd used their friendship to ensnare him in highly improper affairs for Dodd's personal benefit. Like Harry Truman, LBJ feels a strong sense of loyalty to his friends, is reluctant to believe charges of wrong-doing against them. But he does not like to be used, either, and he feels he was used in this case. The President is now angry not only at Dodd but at Attorney General Katzenbach for mishandling the case and ordering the FBI to investigate how thiS'. column obtained information about Dodd instead of whether the charges were true. As a result - don't be surprised if we have a new Attorney General in the Cabinet. Most likely replacement for Katzenbach is Ramsey Clark, son of Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. With the Senate Ethics Committee, the FBI and Internal Revenue now all investigating the facts of the case instead of the newspapermen who revealed them, it should soon be clear whether this column's revelations about Dodd were accurate. - o - —DODDISM IN CALIFORNIA-- "Doddism," or the theory of Sen. Thomas Dodd of Connecticut that proceeds from political fun-raising dinners can be used, tax-free, for personal expenses, apparently is popular on the West Coast also. Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles - incidentally a good friend of Dodd - has held five testimonial dinners in less than two and a half years, and only two of them appear to have been to raise campaign funds. The other three were simply billed as Yorty birthday dinners, civic dinners, or community tribute dinners. Mayor Yorty raised a total of $690,000 through these dinners, which puts Sen. Dodd's total take of approximately $300,000 very much in the shade. Mayor Yorty has tfven no explanation of what he used the. money for except to say it was for "voter education." When pressed for details he smiles broadly and repeats, "It's for voter education." - o - - MOON HAZARDS CONFIRMED- Space scientists have just about completed their study of the 17,000 close-up pictures that our TV rocket took of the moon's surface. They confirmed what was expected - that the lunar landscape is bleak, barren and hostile to man. This makes one thing certain- the first lunar expedition will be no picnic. The astronauts will venture into a dead world without air, without water- where man cannot live except In a bubble of environment he creates for himself. No prospector in the scorching Nevada desert ever faced such deadly hazards. - o — 'POOR BOY 1 DID O.K.-- When Victor Wickersham, Oklahoma Democrat, first came to Congress back in the 1940's he made a speech in the House of Representatives In which he said: "I am a poor man. " He advocated an increase in Congressional salaries. Today, the Congressman from Mangum, Okla., is trying to get back in Congress, even though Congressional salaries are low. But this time he can't claim he is poor. For in the files of the Federal Communications Commission is a statement in which Wickersham applies to buy radio station KREK in Sapulpa, showing that his net worth is $1,579,789 and that in 90 days he sold over $3 million worth of life insurance. Jush how the poor boy who once listed himself in the Congressional Directory as "reared on a cotton, wheat and dairy farm," made himself a millionaire is a fascinating story. First he got his 72-year-old father a Job on Uncle Sam's payroll as a Library of Congress watchman and Capitol Hill elevator operator. This saved family upkeep. Second, he • ran a used-car lot on a rent-free Congressional parking lot with the taxes paid for by Uncle Sam. He also put James W. Taylor on the Congressional parking lot with the taxes paid for by Uncle Sam. He also put James W. Taylor on the Congressional payroll at the rate of $7,720 a year, though Taylor was then travelling as a commission salesman for the Herd Equipment Co. in Okla. Taylor claimed he was sampling voter sentiment for the Congressman, Wickersham also conducted real estate buying and selling on the side and put Uoyd Matthews in his Washington real estate office at a Congressional salary of $2,298 . The salary was paid by all the taxpayers but was used to operate a private real estate office. When the Congressman's financial operations were published in this column, he resorted to the usual defense of a public official caught in the act - he called me a "liar". Though Victor made a pretense of turning his real estate business over to his brother-in-law after that, actually he continued more active than ever - and made more money than ever. He had an uncanny knowledge of where the government was going to buy property and was Johnny-on-the-spot in buying all around It. He snapped up land in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; acquired 88.5 acres on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Florida; made a cool $185,000 profit in less than a year on Maryland land which the Geological Survey contemplated buy- Ing. Wickersham also arranged - together with Rep. Frank Boykin of Mobile, Ala., later on convicted of a conflict of interest - for options on 5,300 acres of land outside Washington selected by tne Mr Force for a signal installation. Wickersham was then a member of the House Armed Services Committee which handled Mr Force problems. That's part of the story on how the cotton-plckin' Congressman from Oklahoma was able to build up a net worth of a million and a half dollars. That may also be one reason why he wants to come back to Congress. Algono (la.) Upper Oil Melrtii-I Thursday, Mey 5, iiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimniffliflffHiiHiiantinniff READER (COMMENT APPRECIATION Upper Des Moines Publ. Co. Algona, Iowa Dear Sirs: The Algona Rotary Club wishes to extend its congratulations and thank you to the Upper Des Moines for the excellent coverage of the District Conference held here April 22 and 23. Our thanks also go to Denny and his wife for attending the Governor's Banquet. We consider the Convention to have been a great success and hope that other communities of this size will make the venture. Thank you again. Sincerely, Dr. Don Kingfield Promotion Chairman Algona Rotary Club BtmNEtt PER5MALITIE5 AND PATR,ONIZ€ VIKING OIL CO GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KINO KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Mllwaukoo Depot Cargill, Inc. TALL In Many Ways BUILDING MATERIALS '•t%aft&^'fr " "••' r '~t-*T > .*^ 1 ;™ T ^ 1 .2'IJiOV U.I 'K*t ••;»«•" i" ((• i ii'frtj I OF All KINDS AND TYPES • For Remodeling, Modendilnf • For Form fc Home Building e For Reedy-Mixed Concrete COWAN CORP. Phone) 295-5266 ** "HOMEBUILDING IS OUR SPECIALTY" Wo'll Approclato a Chance to* Estimate Without Obligation on any Town or*-Parm Construction. TIETZ CONSTRUCTION CO. PHONE 110 BURT, IOWA MO RE A Liquid Foods 11 11 •' FOR TOP GAIN IN LIVESTOCK Call Algona 295-3548 MOR - GRO MOREA FEEDS, INC. ', So. of Atgona on Hwy. 169 CARGILL INC. Buyers & Sellers of All Grains e Oet our bids on your grain before you toll, e Federal Licensed Storage Warehouse. Dale Kleingartner or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. Ph. 295-2741 BENW1BBEN Building Contractor All Types Building — Farm and Town 122 South rUckort, Algona Phone 295-2145 (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) »+»»+•»+••••»•++••»•••+••••••»* Your Banking Needs SAFE e CONFIDENTIAL Serving and Growing with the Community IOWA STATE BANK ALCONA'S HOME-OWNED SANK This 480,000 bushel elevator is located at 419 So. Phillips St. It is op. crated by Manager Dale D. Klelngartner and assistant manager Corwin C. Peer. Moving • Storage • Crating We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured - New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone 295-2275 POST Transfer & Storage JOHN B, ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 178 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Estimate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building — Ne Obligation, CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 Cargill, inc. features Nutrena Feed, a Douglass Aqua Ammonia Fertilizer. B & L Mobile Mill and Smith- ERNIE WILLIAMS Yogr John Deere Headquarter! In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment" fast of Alflona en Highway 18 The office, just south of the huge elevator, has Print-O-Matic Dial Scales which are 50 feet in length and have a 50-ton capacity. The elevator itself is capable of elevating 7,000 bushels of grain per hour. Manager Kleingartner is a native of Fargo, North Dakota. He has previously been employed by Cargill, Inc. as an elevator operator in Carrington, North Dakota and Worthington, Minnesota. Peer, a former Jay-Cees' choice for "Outstanding Young Farmer", is a native of Renwick. Algona Implement Co. FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone 295-3501 1407 Commercial St. *«MH> So. Phillip* $t. Cook * Heat with THERMOGAS The Preferred J-.P. G«S BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THiRAAOGAS CO, of Algona Phone 295-2841 ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT e Konier, rtheem & Crane Figures e Rhtera Hot Wefer Meter!, e iraeer Weter Softeners, e Electric 6ew« crtflootcr 8if* VUrft PHONi 295*5240 IN ALGONA e Lux-Alre tad American Standard Fur* naces and Air Conditioning. e iNSlNKElUTOn'Garbsge PUpoiii Vails

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