The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 1, 1966 · Page 13
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 1, 1966
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Merry-Gp*Round Sy Drew Ptarson WASHINGTON - President Johnson has received a confidential warning from the Labor Department that more than two million workers will attempt to cash in on the guideline- shattering airline settlement by demanding higher wages during the next 16 months. Nevertheless, he has decided not to mount an immediate counter-attack against the inflationary forces set loose by the airline settlement and the steel price increases. He will hold his fire until after the November election. Then he will ask Congress to give him standby authority to raise or lower taxes as might be required by economic conditions. He is also studying various strike-control plans. However, it may be too late by November, as indicated by the Auto-workers demand that their contracts with Detroit be reopened a year in advance of expiration. Though the auto industry turned down the demand, and though Walter Reuther personally feels the union must honor the contract, there is no certainty all members will do so — even though the contract with its cost-of- llving clause has been considered a model in U. S. labor-management relations. Reuther is a strong and progressive labor leader, actually one of the great statesmen of the American labor movement, but his union members are in a good mood to junk his leadership and engage in wildcat strikes to disrupt auto production and force the companies to agree to higher pay now, not next year. If these strikes occur, they not only could lead to Reuther's resignation but, added to the difficulties the industry already is having, could mean severe economic losses not only in Michigan but to the entire nation. Incidentally, labor old-timers are pointing out that some of the current difficulties are due to the Landrum-Griffln Act which business supported so vigorously. The act requires national union elections and national union referendums in wage disputes. In the old days when iron-fisted labor leaders such as John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers and Dan Tobin of the Teamsters agreed to contract terms, their decisions were final. But under the Landrum-Griffin Act, leaders no longer have this tight control. - o - -WHITE BACKLASH - The white backlash against the Negro is running so strong in some states that it may defeat some of the oldest champions of civil rights. In California it may defeat Gov. Pat Brown, a good friend of Negroes and co-chairman of America's Conscience Fund for rebuilding Negro churches and schools burned in the South. In Maryland it may defeat Rep. Carlton Sickes, now running for governor, and a champion of open housing. And it may even defeat Sen. Paul Douglas in Illinois. Douglas was one of the first battlers for civil rights, but the marches of Dr. Martin Luther King into Cicero and other white suburbs have aroused whites to the point it may cause his defeat even though his Republican opponent, Charles Percy, is also strong for civil rights. - o - - CALIFORNIA POLITICAL SHIFTS - During the recent California primary, ex-Mayor George Christopher of San Francisco, a Republican, had some bitter things to say about Democratic Gov. Pat Brown, accused Brown of leaking to this column the story of the Christopher record in watering milk. Christopher apparently has come to realize that Brown had nothing to do with this. At the same time, he is now under pressure from right-wing Republicans to support Ronald Reagan on the GOP ticket for governor. However, Christopher has always been a moderate liberal and is a great admirer of Sen. Tom Kuchel of California, also a Republican liberal, and he knows the Reaganites are plotting to dump Sen. Kuchel: when he comes up for re-election next time. You can look for Republican Christopher to line up with Democratic Gov. Brown and support him officially for re-election. Incidentally, the reason why Ronald Reagan's rating has dropped so drastically in contrast to Gov. Brown's seems to be that the public is gradually getting wise to the right-wing brain trust behind Reagan. It includes Patrick J. Frawley of Schick Razors, one of the leading right wingers on the West Coast; Waiter Knott of Knott's Berry Farms, who's on the board of Rev. Billy James Hargis, the right-wing evangelist; Philip Virtue, who contributed $5,000 to organize the California Rangers; and, previously, the late P. D. Louis, the dog food manufacturer who left a million dollars to the John Birch Society. These are close advisers and vigorous supporters of Ronald Reagan in his race for governor of California and indicate Reagan has not changed his ultra-conservative spots. - o - - REPRIEVE FOR DODD - Senate sleuths have carried their investigation of Sen. Tom Dodd right into his homa state of Connecticut and have uncovered several campaign contributions that he stuffed into his pocket and never bothered to report about. However, no more hearings will be held until after the November election. Senators are notoriously reluctant to throw the spotlight on campaign finances in the middle of a campaign. Incidentally, George E. Kaye, the radio-TV comic, reports that Sen. Dodd sent Pat and Luci Nugent a note which read: "I'm sending myself a gift in your from HISJOKY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND FVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS Si-ptrmhiT 2. 19-15 was V-.1 lv>.\ - Victory in Japan Day, Rritain and franrr 'li* lam! war on Germany, S<f>- ;cmbtr .1. 1939. Ihr trt;tt> of pr.irr between the United State* ,-<nd Creat Britain «;»<• «ipne»l. September 3, 1783. 1 he first electric station for production and distribution of power opened in New York City. September 4. 1882. The first Continental Congrr-.-* assembled in Philadelphia. September 5, 1774. The first gas,,line tank and pump was completed at Fort Wayne, fnc.. September 5, 1885. President McKinley was fatally wounded in Buffalo, N'.Y., September 6. 1901. The first Catholic parish in N'orth America was founded at St. Augustine. Florida, September 7. 1565. Italy surrendered to the Allies. September 8, 1943. -GRISLY PERFORM VNCE~ Various people have been telephoning mo about an Arm/ exhibition on how to murder people in cold blood, called "Torchlight Tattoo," w'.rich is being staged weekly in front of the Jefferson Memorial. Spectators seemad to think this demonstration of death \vas not the thing to show young people; so I sent an assistant, Lewis Katz, down to witness the simulated blood-letting first hand. He reported that the purpose of the military circus was to sell the public on the Army. The program 'jegan with one soldier attacking another from behind and strangling him with piano wire. As the strangulation started, the Army announcer said: "The garrote: Some people feel that it's old fashioned, but when pulled taut and twisted violently, I can assure you it's most effective." (Laughter from audience.) Then another soldier sneaked up and lunged with a huge sword at an unsuspecting Viet Cong (played by a Ranger). Says the announcer : "The machete: Uusually used for clearing underbrush but its sharp blade can always be used to kill a man." At that moment a sharp grunt Is heard from the "dying Viet Cong." Then two men demonstrated the art of killing with a knife. The announcer kindly explained : "Another traditional weapon is the knife. It can be used either as a bayonet or as a hand weapon. To be most effective, the knife fighter nvist know two things: How to hold the knife - therefore the proper grip on the handle; and, more important, the most vulnerable parts of the human body on which to use the knife - therefore the face, stomach and the throat. (Another soldier pointed out these areas with a knife.) Thus a quick thrust to the side of the neck, the throat slash or a thrust to Thursday, September 1, 1966 Algono (la.) Upp«r DM Mein**-J the kidney will get the job done." Concluding the program. the announcer showed the art of killing with the hands and feet, by pointing out the most vulnerable areas of the body which when hit will cripple or kill the victim. Finally, the announcer offered this joking advice: "We would like to caution the youngsters in this audience not to try any of these techniques on their friends or even on their parents because someone might get hurt." .. o -THE ARMY'SEXPLANATION- Next day, we called the com- manding officer of the third Infantry, Col. JosephConmy,dir* ector of the program, to ask why, in view of the nation's concern. over juvenile crime and TV violence, the Army had to demon-! strata so blatantly the art ot killing. : "This show has been seen trjC over 100,000 and yours Is the' first complaint," replied Col. Conmy. "I just never thought of this aspect of it before. All we were doing was showing the training of an everyday soldier." They only showed how to use karate and judo name. - o - -POLITICAL STRAWS - Sen, Bobby Kennedy has surrounded himself with three very smart brain-trusters, whom he inherited from his brother: Arthur Schlesinger, the Harvard historian, Kenneth Galbraith, the Harvard economist, and Dick Goodwin, formerly of the White House staff. This is one reason Bobby has been making headlines lately by calling the right shots at the right time .... Caudle, former Assistant Attorney General under Truman, who ran for Congress in North Carolina and was defeated, will now turn around and campaign for John Plum'des, the man who defeated him, . . . Southern leaders report that ex-Vice President Nixon has already lined up most of the delegates in the 14 Southern states to nominate him for President in 1968 .... Walter O'Malley of the Los Angeles Dodgers has invited Democratic Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles to go with an all-star baseball team to Japan after the World Series is over. Mayor Yorty just loves Japan and probably will go. This could be a way to get off his spot about . supporting his fellow Democrat, • Gov. Pat Brown, for re-election. .&-> I* Regular SAVING is especially important for a family man ^ LEAR JET BRINGS AUTOMOTIVE STEREO 8 INTO THE HOME •nanV •KM to yoor account f.M wvi i; r.d ,-r* rerun dividends, too Right into the living room as a matter of fact. You see, this new Lear Jet home unit uses the same Stereo 8 tape cartridges as our Lear Jet Stereo 8* automotive unit. And it works through your existing home stereo system. You merely plug it into the tape input receptacles of your home stereo and any handy AC outlet. It delivers the full stereophonic brilliance of each Stereo 8 cartridge through the amplifiers and speakers of your present home system. What's more, you play the music of your choice-up to an hour and 20 minutes per cartridge-from the libraries of more than 40 top recording companies. 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