The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 2, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 2, 1966
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diHiiintHHumiiiHuiitiiimtiiiH WASHINGTON - With Cleveland torn by race riots, and Chicago, New York and Washington sitting on powder kegs, the leading Negro member of Congress, Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem, sidetracked the antipoverty program aimed at alleviating Negro slum areas, the chief cause of race riots. The official reason given by Speaker John McCormack for sidetracking the huge 1.7 billion anti-poverty bill was that New Yorkers didn't want to stay in Washington during the heat for a lengthy debate. However, the real reason was that Congressman Powell, sometimes called the Harlem globetrotter, had been away for six weeks in Europe, Puerto Rico and the Bahaman Islands. And when he came back to find that other members of his committee had done his work for him and whipped the anit-poverty bill into final shape, he invoked seniority and demanded that the bill be sidetracked. This may cuase the gutting of- a large part of the anti-poverty bill. Here is the backstage byplay explaining why. - o - —HELP FROM SOUTHERNERS- It had been agreed between Northern big-city Democrats and Southern Democrats that the antipoverty bill should be voted on ahead of the civil rights bill. Southern Congressmen cannot enthuse publicly over the antipoverty bill aimed chiefly at helping Negroes, but they recognize, it as a wholesome remedy for slum conditions, and it also helps some of their own towns. Therefore, they were glad to vote for the poverty bill, if it came ahead of the civil rights bill. If it was voted on after civil rights, however, they were in the awkward position of voting a pro-Negro anti-poverty bill, just after the headlines had been focused on the civil rights bill. So it was agreed to vote on antipoverty first. - o - -NO PROGRESS- Ever since Abba Schwartz was euchered out of the State Department, U. S. officials have been unable to complete the arrangements he started for the International Red Cross to visit American prisoners held in North Viet Nam. Even Under Secretary of State Averell Harriman, who tried to pick up the negotiations where Schwartz left off, has failed. The tragedy is that Schwartz had almost arranged for Red Cross visits when he was forced out of government by the backstage efforts of Sens. James Eastland, Miss., and Tom Dodd, Conn., with an assist from Rep. Mike Feighan, Ohio, all Democrats. Schwartz even secured a promise from the Russians that in return for the release of certain communist prisoners in the United States they would try to get American prisoners in North Viet Nam returned home. -LESS HIGHWAY SAFETY— If there are more crashes on the highways, as may happen as a result of weakening the auto safety bill in the House of Representatives, it will be partly the fault of two Congressmen who usually vote miles apart. They are: Walter Rogers of Pampa, Texas, who has gone to bat for the cigarette lobby, for Madison Avenue, the big TV networks, and who is generally considered an anti-public Congressman. John Dingell of Detroit, who Jias battled for little business, against the networks, against the cigarette lobby, against Madison Avenue and is generally considered a pro-public Congressman. Both are Democrats. Both are also against the safety of the public and for the auto industry in the case of the auto safety bill - Rogers because he is usually against the public anyway; Dingell because he comes from Dearborn, M<ch. In his district, home of Ford's largest factory, more than half of the people are employed in the manufacture of cars, accessories, or spare parts. So Dingell is lining up where the votes are. Knowing this, the automobile lobbyists have called on him to introduce several undermining amendments. - o- —CHAMPIONS OF SAFETY- Definitely on the side of the public are Torbert MacDonald, Mass., John Moss, Calif., and James Mackay of Georgia. They have been trying to reinstate the criminal provisions which the Senate knocked out, also are pushing for full disclosure to compel the auto industry to give car buyers safety information regarding the road-worthiness of a car and its crash-worthiness. In other words, a manufaqturer would be required to inform a buyer whether a car buckled easily in an accident or could stand up under impact of 20 or 30 or 50 miles an hour. Committee Chairman Harley Staggers, D-W. Va., has been so inscrutable on the subject of auto safety that observers have coined a phrase: "The Commerce Committee is staggering along." Harley says: 'It's going to be a good bill, a strong bill." But the House version will be a lot weaker than the Senate's. - o - —OUT AIMS IN ASIA— Members of Congress and ad-' visers who have sat with the President during recent strategy talks regarding Southeast Asia have come away with a new realization of the President's determ'nation to accomplish two things: 1. Win the war in Viet Nam. Actually there has been no change of policy on that score since early 1965, but the President has made it clearer than ever to our allies that there is to be no slackening, no change, regardless of criticism, in the war's all-out prosecution. 2. Push the peaceful development of Southeast Asia in the form of irrigation, food production, health, education, and extend this even to communist nations if they refrain from war. The sooner our allies, the neutrals and the foreign critics realize these two points, the sooner there will be peace in Southeast Asia. Regardless of the political polls which have shown the President's popularity dropping because of the war in Viet Nam, he is in the war for keeps. Those who have talked to the President say that, even if he should go down to defeat, he will not budge on the commitment of the United States in Southeast Asia. Should the United States renege on this commitment it would mean that our word would be valueless in protecting Israel, Berlin, and our NATO allies. - o - —ASIAN GREAT SOCIETY— However, the President is equally determined that the minute the communists are willing to sit down at the peace table, the United States will go the limit in helping not only with economic aid but educational and health aid for the entire area, including communist nations. As an illustration of this aid he has already launched a program in South Viet Nam which on a minor scale is patterned after the Great Society. Not Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, August 2, 1966 much of this has been detailed in the newspapers, but the North Vietnamese are fully aware of it. Garmon Adams, Whittemore, To F.H.A. Position Ralph G. Pilkington, Acting County Supervisor for FHA, announced this week Uiat Garmon H. Adams, Whittemore, has been appointed as a momiier of the Kossuth County Farmers Home Administration Committee. Other members serving on the committee with Mr. Adams are Arthur J. Rode, Titonka, and Marvin J. Simonsmeier, Swea City. Mr. Adams succeeds B. J. Anliker, West Bend, whose three-year term expired this year. The purpose of the Farmers Home Administration Committee is to determine the eligibility of individual applicants for all types of loans. They also review the applicant's financial situation and assist the county supervisor in his work with applicants and borrowers. The FHA serves the counties of Kossuth, Humboldt, and Webster with its main office in Humboldt. Mr. Pilkington holds office day in Algona each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the USDA Billding. FHA makes farm loans to beginning farmers or farmers needing longer term credit than can Ix? obtained through local conventional lenders. These funds may l>e used to purchase equipment, livestock, or to refinance debts. Loans are also made to build new or purchase existing homes as well as the purchasing of family sized farms. piiiiiinmiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BANCROFT H a 1 By Mrs. Lawrence Bergman J Mr. and Mrs. Verne Austin spent July 17 in Mankato at the home of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abdo. Lynn Abdo, age 10, returned to Bancroft with her grandparents for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Richard McGuire of Prior Lake, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Pat McGuire and family of Sioux Falls, S. D., spent July 1C and 17 at the Bernard McGuire home in Bancroft. Arthur Kockler, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kockler of Bancroft returned to his home on Wednesday, July 21, after a week's stay at Holy Family hospital in Estlierville. He is recovering nicely from an emergency appendectomy. electric heat ...comes in r many sizes and shapes HEATING CABLE is usually embedded in ceiling plaster. The ceiling then becomes a source of radiant heat gently distributed over the entire room. v ••(/ WALL PANELS of either radiant or convection types may be recessed into the wall. Selection will be based on individual room requirements f BASEBOARD units heat principally by convection, keeping floors and walls warm for maximum comfort. They are very efficient beneath windows, where rising heat dispels 4he cooling effect of large areas of cold glass. THE HEAT PUMP, an entirely different system, heats in winter—cools in summer—automatically. If you are planning summer air-conditioning, investigate this system. But no matter which electric heating system you choose you'll enjoy quiet, clean, convenient, modern electric heat . . . the best! ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

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