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Algona, (la.) Upper DM Maint* Tuesday, August 16,1946 Mftrry-Oo-Round By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - President Johnson has about tossed in the sponge in one of his greatest battles since he took office — his efforts to control inflation by voluntary means. As a result - to prevent what could turn into economic disaster - the President almost certainly will have to ask Congress not only to raise taxes but to impose wage and price controls. Because of the uproar such action will bring, he will try to postpone it until after the elections In November, if possible. However, price increases and wage demands by labor may make it impossible to wait that long. Great Britain right now is in a similar squeeze, though worse than ours. Wages and prices have outstripped production, demand is so great that inflation is threatening to force devaluation of the British pound. The President knows the same thing could happen here, if inflation is not kept under control. One factor that disturbed the White House regarding the latest steel price hike was the fact that it came just after a delegation of labor leaders called on both Vice President Humphrey and President Johnson to plead the unfairness of the 3.2 per cent guidelines on wages. The labor leaders argued that these guidelines had not been applied fairly to both industry and labor. They cited Henry Ford's salary increase of $100,000 a year, or 20 per cent, and pointed out there was no protest from the administration. (Ford was a generous contributor to the Johnson campaign fund and has been a frequent White House dinner guest). The labor leaders also claimed the striking airline mechanics were paid less than Greyhound bus mechanics or garage truck mechanics in New York. They argued that labor deserved to get an equal share of America's prosperity, and cited zooming profits in the airlines and other fields. The President and the Vice President both appealed for labor's patriotic support in the battle against inflation, but LBJ finally agreed that the 3.2 formula was not fair to some unions. He instructed his staff to work out separate guidelines for different industries. - o - - DODD'S GUN-CONTROL FEVER- The University of Texas massacre brought an immediate plea from Sen. Tom Dodd of Connecticut for action on his gun-control bill in Congress. Sen. Dodd has given the impression that he has been fighting bard for passage of the bill, which he introduced in 1963. But there's been no action partly because of the opposition of the gun lobby, and partly because Dodd himself cooled off on the bill for reasons best known to Wmwlf. The most important section of his bill would restrict the importation of foreign-made guns, and ban their sale through mail- order houses. Lee Harvey Oswald obtained the rifle with which he shot President Kennedy in this manner. Since most domestic guns are sold through stores, this provision would be of some benefit to U. S. manufacturers. And some of the nation's leading gun manufacturers - Winchester, Colt, Remington Arms, Sturm-Ruger, Olin Mathieson - are located in Dodd's home state of Connecticut. However, the gun lobby basically has opposed any bill restricting the sale of firearms. This column now has evidence that at the height of his gun hearings, Sen. Dodd conferred secretly and closely with gun company officials. And, more important, there are records showing that he collected campaign contributions from officials of at least two of them, Remington and Olin Mathieson. Olin Mathieson particularly is a Republican stronghold which ordinarily would not contribute to a Democrat, such as Dodd. But an exception was made in this case, which might have some connection with the way he has handled his gun-control bill. - o - -AGE V. YOUTH- Congresswoman Frances Bolton of Cleveland, the only American lady to enter the famed harem of King Saud of Saudi Arabia - as a visitor - faces a tough reelection battle this year. Her opponent is Anthony Calabrese, Jr., who is part of a Democratic father-and-son team in the Ohio House of Representatives. It is interesting to note that Mrs. Bolton was once a member of a Republican mother-and-son team in the U. S. House of Representatives, her son having served from central Ohio while she represented part of Cleveland. Young Calabrese is 31 years old. Mrs. Bolton is 82. Both have served with distinction in their respective houses. Mrs. Bolton, a' conservative, fought for and helped to preserve the Maryland bank of the Potomac River opposite George Washington's famous home, Mt. Vernon. Calabrese has offered numerous bills in Columbus for the benefit of retarded children, and backed legislation protecting the consumer from fraud which Mrs. Bolton generally has opposed in Washington. Judging by the current mood of the voters, Mrs. Bolton may have a hard time remaining in Congress. Rep. Howard Smith, who like Mrs. Bolton is a staunch conservative, was recently knocked out. Others who have been considered Congressional fixtures, such as Edna Kelly and Abraham Multer of Brooklyn, came within less than a thousand votes of being defeated in recent primaries. In these days when voters are looking for new, younger faces, the young Italian-American looks like a winner, - ALIMONY, COURTESY THE TAXPAYERS- Ordinarily a man's divorce is his own business. But when the taxpayers help to finance it, it's the taxpayers' business. When Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, sometimes called the Harlem globetrotter, divorced Hazel Scott, the pianist, he increased the salary of his new wife, Yvette Diago, a beautiful Puerto Rican girl, up to the government secretarial maximum of $12,000. Yvette lives in Puerto Rico where she allegedly earns her top salary by answering the Congressman's mail. However, Rep. Powell has now taken a fancy to another lady in his office, Miss Corrine Huff, the first Negro to win a state of Ohio beauty contest, so the second Mrs. Powell is scheduled for a divorce. Miss Huff is now getting a salary of only $5,000 from the taxpayers, but after she becomes Mrs. Powell No. 3 her husband undoubtedly will raise her to the top salary of $12,000. At the same time, Yvette probably will have her salary cut but continue drawing enough money from the taxpayers to serve as alimony. Thus the taxpayers will be financing Rep. Powell's new wife as well as his alimony. Notes Of Servicemen fir or cedar lumber. FORT RILEY, KAN. (ANTNC) Army Cadet Myron A. Kautsch, son of Rev. and Mrs. Cleo D. Kautsch, Whittemore, fired the M-14 rifle during weapons training at Fort Riley, Kan, He underwent six weeks of Reserve Officer Training Corps summer training. He received instruction in military skills which will qualify him for acceptance as a commissioned officer in the Army Reserves. His training included weapons handling, leadership, small unit tactics and counterguerrillawar- fare. Instruction in logistics, exercise of command and Army administrative procedures were also part of the program. The summer encampment ended Aug. 5. Kautsch is a student at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Wall Cover-Up There's no excuse for a homely, concrete relaininjj wall. A prelly cover-up can lie made with wood. Moll a 2x4 to the wall's lop and bottom edttcs. Then nail on Ixl.s vertically. Use preservatively • treated Douglas fij THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No, 8992 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Shirley Schnetzer, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE : You are hereby notified that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make Immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having ^ claims against said estate shall ' file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 9th day of August, 1966. George Schnetzer Administrator of said Estate LuVerne, Iowa Linnan, Lynch & Straub Attorneys) for said Administrator Algona, Iowa Date of second publication: 18th day of August, 1966. (61-62) Cecil McGinnis and Roger Hoover, shown here behind one of the new ranges in our showroom, plan to be on hand in our Floral Hall Showroom at the Kossuth County Fair, Aug. 16-19 to greet all who visit our exhibit, which will feature: GAS HEATERS GAS SPACE HEATERS GAS FURNACES GAS WATER HEATERS ... All available for either If or Natural GAS hookup in this area. PLUS LP GAS TRACTOR OPERATION WHILE AT THE FAIR, BE SURE TO STOP AND CHAT WITH CEC AND ROG - THEY'LL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU I North Central Publk Service Co. 6-2484 "CompltU LP ft Natural Gat Serrke" Algona

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