The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 22, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 22, 1966
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M«rry*Ge-Round By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, while not downgrading the importance of the heavy vote in South Viet Nam, has warned Washington not to interpret it as a sign of strength for Premier Ky. Lodge reported that most of the voters may even have thought they were voting against the Ky government, and that the new constituent assembly may well seize the reins and vote to turn it out. He said that the elected delegates in general are reasonably friendly toward the United States, but that this attitude could change overnight if there is another crisis and the U. S. should try to keep the military strongmen in power. But none of this changes the fact that despite the Viet Cong terror, campaign against the election, huge numbers of Vietnamese did come to the polls and cast their ballots - and that this is strong support for the U. S. position that the South Vietnamese people do have an interest not only in their own government but in remaining free of Viet Cong domination. - o - - U. S. VS. RED CHINA- Ambassador Arthur Goldberg will recommend again to President Johnson that the United States drop its opposition to seating Red China in the United Nations. Goldberg will propose that the United States support a two- China policy, permitting both Red China and Nationalist China to be represented. Goldberg called his advisers behind closed door last week to discuss the recommendation. He told them wearily that he didn't expect the President to follow his advice. Every time he tries to persuade the President to take a more conciliatory line at the U. N., Goldberg said, the President pulls a poll out of his pocket to show that the American people are against it. Goldberg's advisers suggested, only half jokingly, that next time he might bring some polls of his own to the White House. - o - - U. N. HOSTILITY TO U. S. - If you could mingle with delegates to the United Nations in New York, you might be amazed to find that most of them a'ppear personally hostile to Americans. They come to this country expecting to be treated with unusual courtesy because they are diplomats. Instead, they claim they have been jostled, insulted, cold-shouldered and cheated by New York landlords, taxi drivers, waiters. Ambassador Goldberg believes these personal affronts to U. N. diplomats, no matter what the explanation or justification, have seriously damaged U. S. prestige in the United Nations and have contributed to some of our difficulties there. In fact, he regards the problem as so serious that he plans to confer with New York City officials to see if something can't be done about it, possibly by setting up committees whose members would try to smooth ruffled feelings whenever such incidents occur. - o- - BOBBY AND LBJ- Bobfay Kennedy, Jr., son of the New York senator, loves animals and works occasionally at the zoo. Last month he participated in a children's animal show at Hyannis Port, Mass. Young Kennedy's entry was a small monkey, which he called "LBJ." Along the Washington gossip circuit, it's assumed the youngster would not have so named his monkey without his father's approval. - o - - RONALD REAGAN'S RECORD- Almost every day new stories of Ronald Reagan's past attitudes creep out to haunt him and cut his chances of defeating Democratic Gov. Pat Brown for reelection. Bess Myerson, one-time Miss America and now a TV star, tells about this one. While Reagan was a radio commentator for General Electric, he once acted as co-announcer for the. Pasadena Rose Bowl pageant along with Miss Myerson. They alternated" at announcing the different floats which passed the reviewing stand. When the United States Savings Bond float approached and it was Reagan's turn to announce it, he turned to Miss Myerson and said, "You announce this one. I don't believe in government savings bonds." Later in the parade a Negro float appeared, the first time Negroes had participated in the Rose Bowl parade. Again Ronald Reagan asked Bess Myerson to take over, though it was his turn to announce the float. The remarks sound incredible - coming from the man who now wants to be Republican governor of California. But Miss Myerson, now Mrs. Arnold Grant, is ready to testify to her story under oath. - o - - CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The House Banking and Currency Committee sent a confidential investigator recently to interview Comptroller of the Currency James Saxon. The investigator reported back to Chairman Wright Patman of Texas that Saxon had accused Sen. John McClellan, D-Ark., of a conflict of interest. Saxon told how McClellan had opposed bank charters for groups that wanted to establish banks in Little Rock and West Memphis. The Senator even held headlined hearings, denouncing Saxon's policy of chartering new national banks to compete with the old- line banks. At the same time, McClellan happens to be a director and one of the 20 top stockholders in the First National Bank of Little Rock. He also is a stockholder in the Bank of West Memphis. Both banks were fighting to keep competitors out of their territory, and McClellan clearly was using his Senate influence to help them. Saxon also complained to the investigator that he had turned over to McClellan's committee the complete file on a San Francisco bank investigation. Saxon charged that McClellan "exaggerated, twisted, and blew all out of proportion" the information "for publicity purposes." - o - - NEGRO UNEMPLOYMENT - Government officials are alarmed over the widening econom Ic gap between white and black Americans. White unemployment has been steadily declining until a white man who wants a job should have no trouble finding one today. Yet, at the same time, Negro joblessness has been shooting up. One reason more Negroes are out of work, according to officials, is that their leaders have led them to expect better jobs than they are qualified to fill. This has caused some Negroes to turn down menial work in a frustrating search for something better, and kept them unemployed. - o- - ADAM AND HIS "EVE" - If Mrs. Adam Clayton Powell wants to know where her Congressional husband has been during the months he has refused to come home, she should read the Bimini Bugle, published in the Bahamas and self-styled Wash on Monday Iron on Tuesday SAVE anytime Today's smorf homemaker finds saving here so convenient with so many ways to $av«. .. Your account will •am gen«rou$ dividends, too. Anytime is o good time to open or add to your insured savings account at this association. Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Account! Fully Insured to $10,000 Save From The 15th — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 —ALGONA, IOWA All Savings Accounts insured up to $1Q,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, D. ('. "the world's smallest newspaper, all the fishing news that's fit to print." Capitol Hill colleagues of the Congressman from Harlem might also read this little paper to see where Adam has been. The Bimini Bugle reveals that, on Aug. 12, Congressman Powell and Miss Corrine Huff, of his staff, first Negro ever to win the Miss Ohio beauty contest, were rolling up some high points in Bimini's native tournament fishing contest. In the women's division, Miss Huff, significantly riding on "Adam's Fancy," scored 3,666 fishing points, second in her class. Adam, incidentally, fancies Miss Huff to the point where he is seeking a divorce in order to marry her. During the first week in August Mrs. M. Yvette Flores Diago Powell came to Washington from Puerto Rico, registered at the Sheraton Park Hotel with her 3-year-old son, Adam, and tried to see her husband. He refused to see her except at his office - where Miss Huff sits as receptionist. The Congressman also seemed uninterested in seeing his son. Mrs. Powell, after being notified by the hotel manager that the, Congressman had written a letter stating that he would no longer be responsible for his wife's hotel bill, departed Aug. 8. The Congressman and Miss Huff apparently departed Washington for the British Bahamas, shortly thereafter since the Bimini Bugle places thorn fishing in Bimini on Aug. 12. The newspaper also lists Adam Clayton Powell as a contestant in the fishing tournament, but does not give his score. The biggest catch was that of Madeleine Huhn, who ranked just ahead of Miss Huff, and caught a record blue marlin weighing 548 pounds. EGRET In a residential section of Ft. Dodge recently a Snowy Egret dropped into the yard of Donna Dunn and caused quite a flurry of excitement. It was not kept there however, as after several hours of moving around the area, it floated off. The bird is a heron that stands about four feet high and has long white plumes. LITTERS TO THE EDITOR OTTOSEN By Mrs. Donald Usher Thurjday, S«pt. 22, 1966 AI0on« (la.) Upp«r Dtt Molnw-1 PRAISE FOR PAPER Dear Friends: I truly enjoy receiving your paper, as my parents have token out a subscription for me. I especially enjoy reading the sports section and especially so since my "Little" brother is playing varsity football. Keep up the fine publication; it is one way of keeping track of old friends in Algona. Sincerely, Richard Dreyer Langley AFB, Va. ANSWER TO SEN. MILLER Upper Des Moines: I have been reading some of the statements made by Senator Jack Miller, and feel a reply- is necessary. If our property and sales-tax payers ever get any appreciable relief it will have to come by the Federal government assuming a much larger share of the costs of education. Uncle Sam gets most of his income from the graduated income tax, but he loses much revenue because of the 27 1/2 depletion allowance for oil companies, a large loophole that exempts many corporations and men from tax. It is strange that all efforts to REDUCE this loophole by such men as Democrat Senator Douglas and Republican Senator Williams have been opposed by both Iowa senators, Hickenlooper and Miller, as reported in great detail in the U. S. Congressional Record. It is time our voters really knew the shoddy record in voting in this most important matter. But perhaps there are heavy campaign contributions involved? G. W. Patterson, Burt, la. Mr. and Mrs. James Fowler are parents of a 7 lb., 15 oz. daughter born Sept. 18 at Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge. Their two other sons are staying at the Edgar Meyer home at Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Fowler are the grandparents. The 0. K. C. met Sunday for their annual reunion picnic. Outgoing officers were Mrs. Leona Daniel, president, and Mrs. Oliver Holden secretary- treasurer. New officers are Mrs. Oliver Lee, president, and Mrs Oliver Kinseth, secretary - treasurer. Sixteen families were present, totaling 35 in attendance. Those attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Firkins of Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Larson of Irvington. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jolliffe of Lu Verne, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson of Estherville, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Holden, Mrs. Leona Daniel and Velma Kinseth of Humboldt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benjamin of Bradgate, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Holland of Bode and Mrs. and Mrs. Oliver Lee of Rutland. Many of the group called on Mrs. I. E. Movick in the afternoon and remembered Mrs. Oscar Ellingson of Buffalo Center with a card. Mr. and Mrs. Irven Jacobson of Arvada, Colo., came Wednesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson. Mr. and Mrs. Nick De Francisco of Des Moines were also weekend guests. Sonday visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jacobson and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jacobson of Rembrandt. Irven, Roy and Walter are brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Waechter and family were Sunday visitors at the Lyle Waechter home at Cherokee. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Dorsey and Mrs. Teresa Willard of Peoria, Illinois and Mr. and Mrs. Antone Waechter of West Bend. A CLABSIFIEI) WILL GET FAST What to do about annoying sales calls We've heard complaints from telephone customers about unwelcome and "pushy" telephone sales calls they've received at home. People have said (1) there are too many of theae calls, and (2) callers are often inconsiderate or offensive. Telephone selling can serve a useful purpose in many instances. But we are concerned about those cases in which misuse causes annoyance to our customers. We are trying to do something about "pushy" or offensive calls. We're pointing out to telephone canvassers that an offended or angry person isn't likely to buy anything. We're urging businessmen to call only bona fide prospects, not pick names at random ... to call at times convenient to you, avoiding mealtimes, early morning, etc. And we're suggesting that they identify themselves quickly and honestly, avoiding disguised or indirect approaches. What Can You Do? The best remedy for the caller who won't accept your polite "no" is for you simply to hang up. You won't have to listen to his message, and he will surely get yours. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company (S) Don't wait until the ducks start flying. Convert to economical gas heat now, Converting an old-fashioned heating system to ice costs are negligible (ask anyone who's ever gas will save you money as well as trouble. Gas heated with gas). See your gas company now is thrifty. More so than any other form of heat-, for the names of gas heating contractors who ing. You'll save on operating costs year after install gas heating equipment. Gas makes the year. And you'll save money, too, because serv- big difference. (Costs less, too.) INSTALL GAS HEATING EQUIPMENT NOW - NO BILLLNG UNTIL SEPTEMBER NORTH CENTRAL PUBUC SERVICE CO. 10 EAST STATE STRUT - ALGONA

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