M«rryOo*ltoiind By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON —The column which has stirred up the greatest flak lately was not about Viet Nam, or Sen. Dodd or J. Edgar Hoover's wiretapping, but about the fact that President Johnson couldn't control his two daughters —one from going abroad with a battery of secret service men when other U.S. citizens were being urged to stay home; the other from having a grandoise wedding when American boys were fighting and dying in Southeast Asia. Most readers commented that my report that the President of the United States couldn't control his two daughters was for the birds — and they didn't mean Lady and Lynda. Whether he could or could not control them, the fact is that he didn't. This leads to the conclusion that, although Lyndon Johnson is on the way to being one of our greatest Presidents on the domestic front, he hasn't been much of a father. He's been an ordinary American-type father, no better than the rest of us, too busy following the great god Gain-monetary or political—to worry much about his family. He's been like I am — a pushover for daughters. Like the rest of us he has abdicated authority, and no family without an active, interested strong father produces considerate unselfish children. It usually produces spoiled brats, determined to put their own pleasure ahead of their father's or the country's welfare. In the case of the Johnson girls, this will be one week conversation piece. In the case of the nation, the problem will be with us for a long time. For the abdicated father, with the resultant breakdown of the family, is one of the chief reasons for juvenile delinquency, for our racial trouble, and the unfortunate truth of the statement that the Beatles are more popular than Christianity. Since when has the Church been able to sell 150,000,000 hymns, psalms, or Bibles, as the Beatles last year sold discs? STRONG FAMILIES — The strongest races our civilization has known have been the Chinese and the Jews, in each of which the head of the family is revered and the family operates as a close-knit, loyal unit subject to parental guidance and discipline. Because of this, the Jews today experience almost no juvenile delinquency. As president of Big Brothers in Washington, I am familiar with delinquency reports. There is almost none among the Jews. In China the communists may have changed the family system; I haven't been there lately. But in the old days the strong Chinese family was one reason for that nation's culture and virility. Some European peoples also have developed strong family system, such as the Irish. Old Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, would no more have let his son or daughter go to Europe at the wrong time or get married in an ostentatious manner at the wrong moment than be would have thumbed his nose at the Pope. When the late President Kennedy was a young naval officer in Washington, he fell madly in love with Inga Arvad, a Washington Times Herald newsgal older than he. Whereupon old Joe pulled wires to get his son transferred to the Pacific. It broke up the romance and almost killed his son. In the Kennedy family there could be no doubt as to who was boss. The basic family philosophy of the Christian religion is the Ten Commandments' admonition to "honor thy father and thy mother." But let's face it, the Johnson girls do not honor their father or they would have had some consideration for the fact that their old man had been urging every other American not to travel abroad; and that he did not want his younger daughter to get married in the first place; and wanted her to do it as modestly and inconspicuously as possible in the second place. Instead, Lynda wandered all over Europe getting headlines at every stop, and spending the taxpayers' money through her secret service escort; while Luci staged a wedding in the most prominent Catholic church in the nation's Capital, whereas she could have been married quietly at the Johnson ranch with cameras barred altogether. - o - —LUCK TO PAT NUGENT— This column is going to get the entire Johnson family sore at me, plus my own family, plus various fathers from Maine to the Rio Grande. So I might as well make Luci's friends a little madder by saying that I wish Pat an awful lot of luck. Married to a girl with a $600,000 trust fund, accustomed to getting what she wants from the President of the United States, he'll need it. However, he has one big thing going for him, as he himself indicated when he was asked on television what it was he liked most about Luci and without referring to her looks, her disposition or her charm, replied, " our religion. " Fortunately the Catholic religion doesn't permit divorce. - o Note—The group of citizens which suffers most from deficient fatherhood is the Negroes—for a very good reason. All during the days of slavery, slave owners made it a practice to separate families. The strongest slaves were sold on the auction block, and this breaking down of the family, practiced for years, can't . be repaired easily. It's one reason why some Negro men walk off from their families today, ' and why there is such need for Big Brothers and foster fathers among our Negro population. WINS RADIO David Camp of Algona won-a transistor radio in a drawing held last week at Diamond's. The drawing was held in conjunction with Diamond's Win- A- Honda contest. A free motorcycle will be given away August 30. Connie Lickteig Of Wesley Is Engaged To Wed Algona, (la.) Upp«r D*t Meints Tuesday, August 23, 1966 CONNIE LICKTEIG Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lickteig of Wesley, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter,. Connie Ann to Robert L. Ricke, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ricke, Wesley. A Sept. 24th wedding is planned at St. Joseph's Church, Wesley. Bancroft And Swea City Cows Lead D.H.LA. Seven hundred sixty-five cows were on D.H.I.A. test and 444 owner-sample cows were tested during July, according to John Ward, D.H.I. A. supervisor, Swea City. Herds producing 1.5 pounds of fat per day were: H & G Soderberg, Bancroft - 26 cows, 47.2 IDS. milk, 1.5 Ibs. fat; Leander Menke, Swea City - 27 cows, 39.7 Ibs. milk, 1.5 Ibs. fat; Allan Loucks, Ledyard— 23 cows, 41.0 Ibs. milk, 1.5 Ibs. fat; Clements Brandenberg, Armstrong- 24 cows, 44.3 Ibs. milk, 1.5 Ibs. fat; Wallace Dawson, Armstrong - 28 cows, 43.7 Ibs. milk, 1.5 Ibs. fat; and David Farrow, Ledyard - 47 cows, 46.5 Ibs. milk, 1.5 Ibs. fat. 305 day records during the month were : Leander Menke, Swea City, 13,530 Ibs. milk, 612 Ibs. fat. Leander Menke, Swea City, 16,480 Ibs. milk, 594 Ibs. fat. Leander Menke, Swea City, 13,910 Ibs. milk, 545 Ibs. fat. Alvin Boettcher, Lakota, 15,740 Ibs. milk, 532 Ibs. fat. Aivin Boettcher, Lakota, 14,810 Ibs. milk, 592 Ibs. fat. Harvey Work, Swea City, 14,680 Ibs. milk, 550 Ibs. fat. Ed Farland, Swea City, 13,680 Ibs. milk, 508 Ibs. fat. John Ruger, Fenton, 13,860 Ibs. milk, 501 Ibs. fat. Population Of Quail Is Up In The State Fall quail hunting prospects appear to be very favorable with present figures nearing the recent population highs, Elden Stempel, State Conservation Commission biologist said today. Surveys indicate a 20% increase in the quail population over last year's figures. Most of the birds seen on these surveys were adult brood stock. Since quail are still hatching, final population figures will not be known until October counts are completed. Recent mild winters in primary quail ranges have enabled quail to increase in number. This year, marginal quail areas in the state indicate an increase in birds. PUBLIC AUCTION OF CCC PROPERTY THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1966 SEXTON BIN SITE - 9:00 a.m. 3 Butler 2740 bu. cap. 4 Butler 3250 bu. cap. 10 Martin 3350 bu. cap. Minimum Price from $120 to $225 HOBARTON BIN SITE - 10:30 p.m. 3 10 2 1 Butler Edwards Butler Sioux 3276 bu. 3250 bu. 2175 bu. 2140 bu. Minimum Price from $55 to $165 cap. cap. cap. cap. ALGONA BIN SITE - 1:30 p.m. STORAGE STRUCTURES: 1 Beatrice 5 Butler 6 Columbian 18 Butler 1 Butler 3250 bu. cap. 3276 bu. cap. 3240 bu. cap. 2740 bu. cap. 2740 bu. cap. (dismantled) Minimum Price from $90 to $190 EQUIPMENT: 1 Auger, over 6" screw-over 30 ft. 1 Gasoline Engine, under 20 H.P. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Office Equipment — Floor, fans, Files, Fluorescent Lights, Tables Electrical Supplies — Conduit, Fuse Boxes, Kearneys, Out door Wire Small bin fans and tubes, Ground Rods, Gates, Cement Block, Woven Wire, Trailer - 2 wheel, flat, Reinforcement Rods, Angle Iron, Lumber, Wood Posts, Steel Ladders, Quonset side wall sheets. Bin Parts — steel roof sheets, steel and aluminum bin sheets, steel bin floors INSPECTION: All CCC property may be inspected August 24, 1966, between hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PURCHASER'S CERTIFICATION: Each purchaser of a bin will be required to execute a certificate that the bin will be used in connection with the handling or storage of agricultural commodities. TERMS: Cash on day of sale for all sales of $100 or less. A deposit of $100 will be required on each bin. On all sales over that amount, the balance is to be paid in cash within ten (10) days of date of sale, or the balance may be financed under the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, providing the prospective purchaser meets eligibility requirements under the Program. Information regarding eligibility under the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program may be obtained from the local County Office. Prospective purchasers should establish their eligibility at the County Office prior to the sale. REMOVAL OF PROPERTY: Bins must be removed from the bin site within thirty days of the date of sale unless otherwise agreed to by the County Committee, If the purchaser refuses or fails to dismantle and remove the structure(s) within the time specified herein, or any written extension of such time, CCC may dismantle and remove the structure(s) from the bin site, and the purchaser shall be liable for all damages suffered by CCC as the result of failure to perform, including the costs incurred in the dismantling and removal of the structure(s) by CCC, and the storage of such structure(s) for the account of the purchaser. TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS: Title to the grain bins shall vest in the purchaser when payment is made. After passage of title, risk of loss or destruction from any cause whatsoever shall be borne by the purchaser. BIOS: Commodity Credit Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all offers. , TAX: Purchasers of bins must niake payment of the State Use Tax to the State Tax Commission, Division of Retail Sales and Use Tax, State Office Building, Des Moines; Iowa. Additional information concerning this sale may be obtained by contacting Kossuth County ASCS Office, phone numbers 295-3576 or 2953577. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS I I Curtis P. Haahr, Manager i Kossuth County ASCS Office SAFETY HELPS TO SAVE LIVES, Purchasers of bins are requested to contact local power suppliers having lines crossing over public roads where bins purchased will be moved in order that the power supplier can make the necessary arrangements and provide adequate line clearance.
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