The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1966 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 30, 1966
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Merry-Go-Round mimnmnUHnmn By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - Sen. Thomas Dodd of Connecticut is very unhappy over the way his fellow Senators are handling the investigation of his ethics. The Senate Ethics Committee was extremely reluctant to investigate a brother Senator at all. Then it threw out all the 4,000 copies of documents which this column had supplied as evidence to support its charges against him. It gave Dodd a copy of all the other evidence it had, so that he and his attorneys and witnesses could prepare answers in advance. It gave him the privilege of cross-examining every witness who appeared against him, a right that no other person ever Investigated by the Senate had been given. The committee also sent him the transcripts of all the closed- door hearings. This gave him an advantage over the other witnesses, who have had no opportunity to study everything that had happened behind closed doors. At Dodd's request, the committee also ejected all the witnesses against him from the open hearings, except the one who was testifying. Yet Dodd's witnesses were permitted to attend the hearings and keep up with the testimony. Despite all these special concessions, Dodd was so unhappy that in the closed-door hearings he engaged in two shouting tirades with the committee chairman, Sen. John Stennis of Mississippi. First, Dodd angrily challenged the authenticity of a handwritten postscript at the bottom of a letter he had received from Julius Klein, a registered agent for West German interests, asking him to write to Dr. Luger Westrick, a top German official. The postscript read: "Please destroy. I have made no copies." Dodd shouted that his former employees who had copied the documents might have forged the postscript.; Stennis promptly offered* to consult a handwriting expert. Dodd's attorneys went Into a huddle, and his chief attorney, John Sonnett, said they were satisfied the handwriting was Klein's. Next, Dodd complained over the brief departure of two committee members to the bathroom. He demanded that the closed- door hearings be suspended until they returned. There had been an agreement, he shouted, that all six committee members should listen to the testimony. Stennis replied patiently that the committee couldn't hold up the proceedings every time a Senator left the room for a few minutes. Dodd also protested loudly over the committee's decision to throw the hearings open to the public. Stennis explained that he wanted to expedite the investigation. Dodd objected that his attorneys hadn't completed their cross- examination. Then Stennis snapped: "We are trying to be fair to you, Senator. We are trying to do what is right. We are trying to bend over backwards." And it is true that no one else under Senate investigation has ever been granted all the special privileges that Dodd has received. It's also true that the investigating Senators are still uncomfortable over their assignment. The first commandment of Congress is: "Thou shall not take the name of a colleague in FRIDAY, JULY 1 9 P.M. -TO 1 MIXED DANCING ANDY DOLL & BAND SATURDAY, JULY 2 9 P.M. TO 1 MODERN SMOOTH DANCING LADIES FREE FREDDIE FREDRICKS AND HIS ORCH. SUNDAY, JULY 3 8 P.M. TO 12 COLLEGIATE SHOW AND DANCE THE VOGUES FENDERMEN'FENDERETTES ROY HAVEN EMCEE ADM. $2.00 MONDAY, JULY 4 8 P.M. TO 12 THE FABULOUS FLIPPERS ROY HAVEN KMCEK ADM. $1.50 vain." This commandment is nowhere recorded, but it is as binding as if etched on a tablet of stone. Of the 200 witnesses who were questioned during the Bobby Baker investigation, for example, not a single Senator was asked a single question. Nothing that might embarrass a Senator was allowed in the record. Yet members of the Senate Ethics Committee now have the unpleasant and unpopular task of passing judgment on a fellow Senator. - o - — PEACE PLAN FOR EUROPE— A secret plan to end the U. S.- Russian confrontation in Europe has been submitted to President Johnson. Its proponents argue that until both the United States and the Soviet Union agree to pull back, there can be peace in neither Europe nor the world. Under the plan, East and West Germany would be united. Both Russian and American troops, now occupying separate sectors, would be permitted all through the united country-, but with a provision that both sides would gradually cut down on their forces until finally no foreign troops at all would be stationed on German soil. The plan also calls for non- aggression pacts between the Western European members of NATO and the communist nations belonging to the Warsaw Pact. It calls for stabilizing both conventional and nuclear weapons on each side at their present levels. And both sides would be permitted aerial reconnaissance all over Europe up to the borders of Soviet Russia. The plan has been advanced partly because the missile age has reduced the old fear that Russia would strike first against Western Europe on the ground; if war with Russia should ever come, her missiles probably would seek to knock out the United States first. Another reason is to meet the challenge of President de Gaulle of France, whose pilgrimage to Moscow has made it finally clear that the old alliance of the cold war have crumbled. Advocates of the plan Insist that with Russia having difficulty with its satellites and with NATO creaking in its seams, the United States should adopt a bold new policy to lead the trend rather than resist it, and their proposals meet this requirement. Most vigorous advocates of this new approach are Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and UN Ambassador Arthur Goldberg. It is vigorously opposed by former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, father of .NATO and still one of LBJ*s close advisors, who argues any U. S. withdrawal would simply create a power vacuum in Western Europe and, once the United States pulled back, Russia inevitably would move in. - o - —BALTIMORE'S ANSWER-- Both black and white extremists have been infiltrating into Baltimore preparing to turn the Negro neighborhoods into another Watts. Militant Negro groups, such as the Revolutionary Action Movement, are preaching violence. The Ku Klux Wan has also moved into Baltimore with dogs and storm troopers. In Los Angeles, Mayor Sam Yorty used tough police tactics to try to head off violence in Watts. Most observers now agree that police brutality was the spark which set off the Watts riots. In Baltimore, Mayor Theodore McKeldin is trying the opposite tactics. He has ordered special "restraint" training for the police. They are forbidden to use the word "nigger" or any other disrespectful term in addressing any citizen. Any policeman who doesn't comply will be asked to resign. At the same time, McKeldin has called in 100 civil leaders and organized them into six committees to do something about racial discrimination in Baltimore. In return, the responsible Negro organizations are urging nonviolence in Baltimore. It will be interesting to see who lias the best solution to racial violence - Yorty in Los Angeles or McKeldin in Baltimore. BANCROFT - Mrs. L. J. Nemmers of Bancroft and her sister, Mrs. Florence Holding of Granvllle, left Monday, June 20, for New York, where they joined a tour group to embark on a trip to Europe. They will visit Ireland and England, crossing the English channel by boat to Holland. The tour will include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France. 0NE D0LLHR OR LESS buys a 3-minute station call to anywhere in the U. S. 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