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

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1966
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Morry-Ge-Round ODDS AND ENDS (From By Drew Ptarioit WASHINGTON - This column has now obtained a copy of ano- other letter written by Miss Frances Knight, efficient head of the State Department's passport office, which goes behind the back of her chief, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, regarding the surveillance of American citizens traveling abroad. The issue arose when it was revealed that the FBI and State Department had arranged a special surveillance on the grandson of former Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes, H. Stuart Hughes, distinguished Harvard professor, and a former candidate for the U. S. Senate, because he had opposed Johnson's policy in Viet Nam. Miss Knight made it clear in her letter, this one written to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, that she and Hoover were in cahoots regarding the continued espionage on American citizens traveling abroad. This is the second time a letter has come to light written by Miss Knight in violation of either the Hatch Act or of approved government procedures. The first letter was written to Scott McLeod, a prominent McCarthyite, then assistant to the late Sen. Styles Bridges, R-N» H., in which she enclosed a speech written at the request of Sen. Karl Mundt, R-S. D., another McCarthy backer, and Chairman Leonard Hall of the Republican National Committee, in which she described President Truman as operating "the most corrupt and inefficient government this nation has evenknown." Miss Knight was then working for President Truman as a minor functionary in the State Department, and writing a speech of this kind was patently in violation of the Hatch Act. As chief of the State Department's passport division, Miss Knight comes under Civil Service. John Macy, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, has recommended to Secretary of State Dean Rusk that Miss Knight be ^removed. No action . •' TTl rTra-linnrinitiVi itr^tml hniroftin •-—'• has beetfTaEen. The first Knight letter was written Sept. 30, 1952, during the Eisenhower campaign against Adlai Stevenson, when President Truman was still in office. The second letter, addressed to. J. Edgar Hoover> was written March 21, 1966, just after it was revealed that Prof. Hughes was marked for surveillance by the State Department on his trip abroad, and makes it clear that Miss Knight and Hoover were operating the surveillance business on their own, without the real knowledge of the Secretary of State. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Hoover: I have just tried! to reach you by telephone, but without success, and have been told that you may not be available for some hours. As I have a communication to make to you, which I regard as one of extreme urgency, I am sending you this note by special messenger. If you wish, I would be available this evening to discuss the matter with you in detail. This morning I have already received several telephone calls from newspapermen inquiring for further details about the FBI request of February 6th concerning Professor Hughes. I am seriously afraid that this interest may indicate preparations for a sustained press campaign against us. We have already discussed the attitude of the Secretary of State towards the long established practice of the Department making inquiries at the request of the FBI. I cannot help expressing to you the alarm I feel at various pointers which, to my mind, show clearly that he is looking for suitable pretexts to put an end to this practice. My own position in the Department is such that I do not wish to commit too many details to paper, for reasons that will be obvious to you. But I would willingly elaborate them for you personally if you wish to pursue the matter, as I have no doubt you will. Forgive me If I sound alarmist, but I am quite certain, from what I have heard that a principle of vital Importance is at stake which affects the whole conduct of the government and, in particular, the effectiveness of the bureau. Cordially, F. Knight" Prof. Hughes, whom the FBI wanted spied upon during his trip abroad, is a long way from being a communist. He had run for the Senate from Massachu- setts as a Democrat in opposition to Sen. Ted Kennedy. Kennedy later championed his right to travel abroad unmolested. Hughes's grandfather was not only governor of New York and Chief Justice of the United States, but was the Republican nominee for President in 1916 and came within a few votes of defeating Woodrow Wilson. Prof. Hughes's only crime was in belonging to a committee which opposed Johnson's policies on Viet Nam. Miss Knight's chief companion has been Sen. Tom Dodd, D-Conn., who was able to secure the secret Otepka papers from the State Department. During hearings regarding the reorganization of the bureau of security and consular affairs, once headed by Abba Schwartz, Sen, Dodd asked several questions indicating his support of Miss Knight. He followed this up with letters to the Secretary of State to make sure that nothing happened to Miss Knight in any State Department reorganization. In the' end, Secretary Rusk bowed to Sen. Dodd. He kept Miss Knight; flred her superior, Abba Schwartz. - o - - U. S. HELPING HAND - One untold story of the Viet Nam war is the way American troops have been helping the Vietnamese people. - The 25th Infantry division, for instance, started a "Tropic Lightening Helping Hand" program even before its members left Hawaii for Viet Nam. The Hawaiian people pitched in to help, donating 350 tons of clothing, plus $5,500cash. Since the 25th Infantry has arrived in Viet Nam in May, its members have distributed 2,700 toothbrushes, 10,000 bars of soap, 1,800 pencils, 8 tons of clothing to Vietnamese near the fighting front. Division members have even donated sewing machines andes- ' tabl^shecfea sewing center. atlTaU An Hoi village, and distributed school supplies and books to school children. One of the problems with American troops fighting in rural Viet Nam is that they have been considered white invaders. Letters received from villagers indicate that the helping hand operation has counteracted this. It has been more successful than the Viet Cong in winning over the countryside. 1) Exciting at West Glacier, after a stop at Logan Pass on the Continental Divide and McDonald Lake Lodge later for lunch, we visited one more dam, this one the Hungry Horse, a huge concrete affair which neatly blocks in a wide reservoir area in a perfect setting for a dam. . . . Flathead Lake south ofKalispell, and it's cherry-picking time there, with large sacks along the road for 50 cents - all Bing variety. Their only trouble, nobody to pick the cherries, which are rotting on the trees .... and we suppose somewhere nearby there's a Job Corps training center .... incidentally, there is one Job Corps center out here where they have 46 students taking a 45-week course on "How to be a cowboy." There is a shortage of cowboys. * * * To some Algonans, the name Cordingly will ring a bell from earlier history .... Algona to Des Moines and the D-M Register .... -the name of the publisher of the Great Falls Tribune, a Cowles enterprise affiliate, is Wm. A. Cordingly. * * * This section of the country gets plenty hot in the daytime, but cools off at night . . . and elevation above sea level is a determining factor in daytime heat .... Montana has some wonderful roads, with considerable road work being done also .... which is some consolation for the 39 and 40 cent gasoline .... its valleys with water are lush, its wheat fields a solid gold, and it has orchards and forests in abundance . .. .plussome occasional sagebrush .... but the state, third largest in the nation (excluding Alaska) contains about the same total population as Minneapolis. * * * From Missoula we head south into Idaho, across Lost Trail Pass, and near the Big Hole Battlefield where Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce fought one of the last large-scale battles in 1877 with the U. S. troops and lost. The U. S. commander, Colonel Nelson A. Miles, promised the Chief and his men, women and children, an honorable peace at their surrender .... the Colonel meant well, but his government failed to back him up, in one of the black 4 marks of duplicity in American jfrontierihistory. • i ! ".; ; •-"!! vh BUDGET (From Page 1) as temporary chairman, the Citizens' Committee elected Pat Montag as chairman and Miles Sloniker vice chairman. The group discussed furture plans for meetings and carrying out duties and chose a number of committees to implement their work. Future meetings with INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER the school board will come later. The board of education then retired to the high school for its regular meeting. Joe Straub appeared briefly with regard to petitions requesting an additional two members to the school board. This question arises following annexation of several areas to the Algona School District. No action was taken on the matter. Discussed was the possible manner of electing members to the new board, with no action taken. Approved was a motion to offer teaching contracts to Mrs. Donna Bonnstetter for second grade and to Mrs. Hazel Appenzeller for sixth grade. |nnnnnnimiiHiiH^ triurtdey, August It, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper De* Moines- 11 1 I SWEA-EAGLE By Mrs. Kenneth Brones I-H The Two Biggest Letters at the Kossuth County AUGUST 16-19 We'll have • big International Harvester Display - STOP BY and SEE US ALGONA 1417 Commercial St. AROUND ALGONA 1 IIWmtliillllllinilll^ The League of Nations was established on June 28, 1919, and dissolved April, 1946. Gold Coast, West Africa, is known as the "White Man's Grave." Mrs. Bina Montgomery was honored Thursday afternoon, August 4th for her 74th birthday, at the home of Mrs. Floyd Montgomery. Guests were Mrs. Elmer Lee, Lone Rock, Lucille Montgomery, Wheaton, HI., Mrs Kenneth Letcher, Alexandria, S. D., Mrs. Ralph Walker, Mrs. George Harner, Mrs. Francis Torine, Mrs. Bernard Peterson, Mrs. William Barger, Mrs. Selmer Uhr, Mrs. Jake Kekler, Mrs. Gladys Hanson, and Mrs. Crandall. A former Swea township girl, Mrs. J. Arnold McCoy, Decatur, 01. accomplished a family goal, Aug. 5, when she graduated from Millikin University at Decatur, HI. Mrs. McCoy's goal was to receive her college degree before any of her children did. She had two sons and one daughter in different colleges during the past year, and a son in junior high, while she was working on her degree at M. U. The Harold Jones were at Titonka recently to the home of the Harold Gartners to meet their daughter, Mrs. Marc Langman, who was visiting here from Anchorage, Alaska. She showed pictures taken there. She is a medical technician with the civil service. The Wendell Distworths and the Floyd Brekkes attended a family picnic in honor of Fay Thompson, a cousin who has been *n the service in Japan for three years. Sister Leah (Betty Kennedy) of Still water, Minn, and Sister Rose Carmel, a sister of Mrs. Martha Kennedy, of LeSeuer, Minn, have been visiting rela-, tives in the ares. . .,; ID Sister .'.Mary Gerlyn. (Sharesi Sullivan) will have her first visit ? at the home of her parents, the:. Francis Sullivans, in three years.' She will become a nun of the Franciscan Order, taking her final vows August 12 at Dubuque. . She will then enter Briar Cliff College for her final year of College, where she will major in high school English and minor in history. The Sullivans have another daughter, Shirley, who is a student at Briar Cliff. MR. AND MRS. Miles Sloniker and Carol and Kim will leave tomorrow to go to Wisconsin. Saturday, they will attend a wedding of friends at Menominee Falls and later in the day will attend a wedding of a cousin at Racine. They will visit friends and relatives in Kenosha and will remain for the week with her mother, Mrs. William W. Sene. They expect to return Aug. 19. MRS. BRADY Rovn left Friday for Minneapolis where she is visiting her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Shierk. Mr. Rovn will join the family there this weekend and will bring Mrs. Rovn back Sunday. Her mother, Josephine Thompson of Min- neaplls, has recently become a resident of the nursing home at Armstrong. MR. AND MRS. John Schimmel, their daughter, Mrs. Onalea Murphy and sons of Clinton and Jean Decker attended the recent gladiolus show at Spencer where Mr. Schimmel was awarded two grand champion reserves in the basket division. MR. AND MRS. Bill Tordoff, Jr. will arrive next Thursday for the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tordoff, ST. With them will be their baby daughter,, Michelle Lynn. The family recently moved to St. Paul where young Bill Is in training for three months for Archer Daniels Midland, a research plant with testing laboratories. The younger family expects to be transferred east following the training period. PRINTING THAT PULLS and doe* justice to your business, fairly priced. Upper Des Moloes Shrinks Hemorrhoids New Way Without Surgery Stops Itch-Relieves Pain K«r T.rk, N.T. (Sf Ml«l) - For the firnt time »e\fnet fin* found a new nutntnnre with the n»ton- Ability to thrink hemorrhoids, (top itching, *nrf relieve p«ln - without nurifery. 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