The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 6, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1966
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WASHINGTON Meny-Go-Round WASHINGTON — President Johnson again is being battered with strongly conflicting advice on Viet Nam from within his own administration. On the one hand, there is the group which includes U.N. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg, whoa week ago proposed the softest terms to end the war we have yet offered. They included, buried down in the text, the same proposal voiced by Sen. Robert Kennedy a year ago for which he was so severely criticized: our willingness to include the Viet Cong in the future government of South Viet Nam. This did not make headlines, but the proposal was there. Simultaneously, the Joint Chiefs of Staff are pressing the President to step up the war, especially the air war against North Viet Nam. They have submitted a new list of targets that includes the docks at Haiphong and various factories in and around Hanoi. They also have recommended that our armed forces in Southeast Asia, including Thailand as well as Viet Nam, be beefed up to 600,000 men. We now have some 400,000 about the same number we had in Korea. - o GOLDBERG'S PROPOSALS have been rebuffed --on the surface at least — by both Hanoi and Moscow. But it still appears that the gap has been narrowed. The U. S. has accepted the idea of a coalition government that would include the Viet Cong, in spite of Premier Ky's opposition. And the Viet Cong in turn have indicated they no longer will demand a complete pullout of U.S. troops before beginning peace talks. Such talks may be far away, but each side at least has made some small gesture of compromise. What may be the biggest stumbling block to further progress at the moment are the U. S. elections next month. There can be little question that. North Viet Nam has read the U. S. demonstrations against the war as a sign the President lacks the support of the American people. And in fact there is no question that the war does not have wholehearted support in this country. For this reason, Hanoi leaders have been telling friendly diplomats that Johnson's policies will be repudiated at the polls in November, and that the United States will then find it imperative to change its policies. And Hanoi is content to wait instead of entering into negotiations now. - o - BUT IF THE PRESIDENT is not "repudiated," and if after the elections Hanoi decides the United States is going to remain committed in Viet Nam, then the latest U. S. peace feelers may be taken more seriously. This is possible not only because the war is costing North Viet Nam heavily, as it also is doing to us, but because for the second year in a row the communist forces have failed to gain ground, either political or military, during the monsoon season, now approaching its close. U. S. military forces are gaining ground, if slowly, and the communists are suffering tremendous casualties in men as well as materiel. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong cannot stand these losses forever. And the recent, election — however accurate the estimates of the number of voters—proved emphatically that the Viet Cong do not exercise the political control they have claimed, and that now even their terror threats have lost some of their sting. Thus, at long last, there may be reason to hope that the war in Viet Nam will not drag on forever. BREW PEARSON - ANOTHER LBJ WEDDING Lynda Bird Johnson, who is now 22, is much quieter than her precocious younger sister, very pretty, very studious, and very much in love with George Hamilton, the movie actor. Don't be surprised if there's another wedding in the Johnson family within the next year. And this time the wedding will be not in a church but in the White House. - o - — CARMICHAEL'S RECORD-- Stokely Carmichael, the 25- year-old West Indies Negro who started the "black power" movement, went to Guinea in West Africa about a year ago to take lessons in black power. Guinea is the most pro-communist country in West Africa, is headed by President Sekou Toure, who gave Carmichael a long, flowing African robe of which he is very proud, in addition to encouraging his hatred of whites. For some months this column has pointed out that the United States government was subsidizing the pro-communist government of Guinea to the tune of $30 million a year in foreign aid. We can now report this publicity has had some results; most of this aid has now been curtailed. Meanwhile, Stokely Carmichael may be taking pride in the fact that he almost single- handedly brought about the defeat of the 1966 civil rights bill in Congress; that he has caused the defeat of moderate whites such as former Gov. Ellis Arnall in Georgia and may defeat Gov. Pat Brown in California and Sen. Paul Douglas in Illinois; and that he, more than any other Negro, is responsible for riots in the ghettoes which have so harmed the cause for which he allegedly is working. him royally as their guest. As Senate Banking chairman, he had had great power and influence over bills vital to them. But Robertson shook his head sadly. "They aren't interested in me any more," he said. - o - -- RONALD REAGAN BALKS-- One untold but carefully documented story of Ronald Reagan's strange march along the path of politics concerns his emceeing of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. This he did annually in con- juction with Miss Bess Myerson, a former Miss America, now Mrs. Arnold Grant of New York. The two took turns at the microphone alternately announcing floats. Both did well, and as far as the public was concerned, there were no differences between them. What the public didn't know, however, was that on two occasions Reagan balked at announcing floats. One was the U. S. Savings Bond float, which in 1964he asked Bess Myerson to announce. It was his turn, but he passed it on to her with the explanation that he didn't believe in Savings Bonds. The next year Reagan balked a second time and asked Miss Myerson to announce a Negro float. It was the first time Negroes had entered a float in the Rose Bowl Parade, and he grumbled about having to identify it publicly. Miss Myerson obliged. {from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK] I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I Ktlgar Allen Poe died October 7. 1849. "\\clhc People" was first broadcast, October 7, 1937. Corporal Alvin York captured German machine gun nests. October 8, 1918. The N'ew York Central railway opened October 8. 1851. Alaska was transferred to the f. S.. October 9. 1867. The first college commencement in America was held at Harvard College, October 9, 1642. The L T . S. Navel Academy at Annapolis opened, October 10. 1845. Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, for a vote recorder, October 11, 1868. The Daughters of the American Revolution organized, October 11, 1890. Christopher Columbus discovered the New U'orld, October 12, 1492, landing at San Salvador, a remote inlet of the eastern Bahamas. The White Houss cornerstone was laid, October 13, 1792. ing in the drug department at the Lusby & Giossi store. Bernice Johnson and Luclle Hlrner of Wesley were waitresses at the luncheonette bar. - o - Guests in the George Meyer home, Whittemore, to celebrate the Meyer's 35th wedding anni- versary included Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bruhn, Depew, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seely, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Greinert, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ostwald, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Espe. - o - Donald Kruse and Dale Zentner, LuVerne, left for northern Minnesota for several days of fishing. - o - Mrs. Roland Waldschmidt of Ft. Dodge came to spend a few weeks at the parental Ben G. Studer home at Wesley, and to attend the wedding of her brother, Mark Studer, and Mildred Fox. - o - Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Blanchard, Lone Rock, entertained the members of her graduating class. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Newbrough, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaser, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Bellinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Wetzel, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Angus, the latter two of Burt. Faustine and Fanchon Heetland, Lakota, had pledged to sororities in their respective colleges - Faustine to the Delta Gamma at Drake University, Des Thursday, October 6, 1966 Alfldna (la.) Upper D« Motft««~i Moines, and Fanchon to the Chi Omega at Iowa State at Ames. The girls were 1946 graduates of the Lakota High School. - o - Mrs. Lawrence Gillespie, Algona, and her sister, Mrs. Geo. Manus of Burt, drove to Mason City to see their five year old niece, Peggy Puffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Puffer of Corwith, who was a patient at a hospital, having broken an arm. It had been only six months previous that she broke the other arm. The accident causing the later break was a fall from a ladder. - o - Swea Cityans attending the joint meeting of the Kossuth American Legion and Auxiliary included Harold Applequist, Cletus Turnbaugh, Edward Montgomery, Richard O'Green, Sam Heathershaw, John Haglund, Clarence Hovey, Fred Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peterson and Curtis Kluger. Real Estate Transfers Oakland, Evelyn G. & Adolph B. to Rudolph H. Tietz 9-17-66 N 1/2 Call's Add. Lot 9 blk 277; Algona. Paul, Elnora E., Wdw. to Mary Sanftner 9-16-66 Pt. of Lot 13 of A, P. of N 1/2 NE 1/4 see rec.; 19-99-29. Voigt, Eva Wilhelmi, Exec, to H. J. McNertney 9-13-66 Western Town Lot Go's First Add. lots 1,2,3,4, blk 28; Bancroft. Herbig, Ruth T. Cookerly & E. T. to Thomas B. Cookerly, Trustee 9-19-66 W 1/2 SW 1/4 21-97-29. Wallburg, Marvin D. A Esther M. to Oliver S. Carlson 9-26-66 A parcel of land in Govern Lot 2 (see rec) 2-95-29. MI AGO IN THI -o- — CLINTON SCHOOLHOUSE.-.7 It was just eight ye^rs ago • this week that the people of Clinton, Term., were awakened at 3 a.m. by a succession of dynamite blasts to find their new schoolhouse torn apart by a hate bomber — a man who opposed racial integration. Strong men raged and wept as they looked down at theshat- tered walls, the splintered desks, the broken glass, the warped lockers where children once put their lunch boxes. But these men began rebuilding, and in one year, with the help of children all over the country who • bought bricks to combat bombs of bigotry, the Clinton schoolhouse was restored. Today hate is buried, children of both races study together side by side. The Clinton record may hold a lesson for San Francisco, Ci- 1 cero, Atlanta, and other cities where hate and bullets and bloodshed have torn communities asunder. These are bigger cities and their trouble has festered longer, so the repairs will be more com plicated. They will have to be economic, social, educational repairs which involve Christ's teaching of how to live with one's fellow man. But Clinton proved it can be done. And if a sm all city in Tennesee can do it, a city of the South, then many other cities can do it too, in the North as well. - o - - - BOWED IN DEFEAT - Sen. Willis Robertson of Virginia, who lost in the Democratic primary, is taking his defeat hard. To cheer him up, friends asked him to go shooting. They sug- guested that they go to one of the exclusive ranges where bankers and businessmen used to entertain FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES October 8, 1946 Donations and subscription pledges for the Sisters of Mercy hospital here were nearing the $80,000 mark. L. E. Linnan, county chairman for the drive to raise $100,000, which would be matched with a $200,000 bonded indebtedness by the Sisters of Mercy hospital organization, plus a federal grant of $100,000, was confident that the required sum of $100,000 would be. raised.. •, ..-.<..,. . The largest corn crop in Kossuth county history was nearing the picking stage. Triple A officers and County Agent A. L. Brown, said that the Kossuth corn crop would run 14,850,000 bushels. At a price of $1.25 a bushel, this represented an 18 million dollar corn crop for the county. About half of the tillable land in Kossuth county had been planted to corn, a total of about 270,000 acres. The soybean crop was expected to bring a $1,800,000 income. - o - Algona rated in the current issue of The Saturday Evening Post in an article "Peddlers of Progress" which featured the career of Howard Van Auken, who got his start as a Chamber of Commerce secretaiy in Algona. The article stated that Algona, Iowa was made a "prouder and better town" in 1916 thanks to the installation of new hitching posts through the efforts of its Chamber of Commerce. Van Auken had "an office, and a broom to keep it clean; he wrote his own letters, collected dues, disbursed funds and to earn his $125 a month, thought up stuff to make a better Algona." The story says that when the hitching post question came up, Wm. Steele, then in the men's clothing business, contributed two dollars to start the ball rolling, -or Mrs. Wm. Gronbach suffered a painful accident when she caught her hand in a cog wheel on the wringer of her washing machine. She was forced to carry her arm in a sling. - o - Kathryn Schoby, daughter of C. R. Schoby, Algona, was clerk- AROUND TH TOWN & TO KNOW Joe Bradley Equant. pic^ecT aove, is your complete headquarter, for sold and friendly service is always found. Meet Lou Krull Of Burt Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Alfou Farm Machinery - Trucks - Tirw AUIt-CtMllMIt • OU»«f OMC TrtMta Tim Phone MM4I1 Alfl«M Louis A. Krull, this week's Country Neighbor, lists Burt as his address and he is a tenant farmer 12 miles northeast of Algona. He has been a resident of the farm for 25 years and has farmed it for the past four years. Lou farms 310 acres, with 124 acres of corn, 95 acres of beans and 90 acres of pasture. He is 30 and the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Krull, Titonka,isamember of the First Lutheran church, Algona, and Farm Bureau. Bowling and golf are Lou's hobbies and he played quite a bit of baseball prior to, and after graduation from Burt High School. He has 250 hogs and 60 head of cows and calves this year - and the work necessary in raising corn and cattle seem to be his favorite tasks around the farm. Mrs. Krull is the former June Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erling F. Olson, Bode. She taught second grade for five years at Algona and married Lou Dec. 23, 1960. They were introduced by a mutual friend at Algona. Mrs. Krull is a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Algona, the First Lutheran church and worn en of the church. Reading and refinishing furniture are her hobbies - and the Krull's son, Michael, 22 months, also gives her plenty to do. Lou has four sisters. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) ===== Buscher Brothers Impl. Mlnn.opolli Mollne - K«<ly»y«n - '•••« New Idea Farm Machinery N. Mate W. Phone 2N-MI1 Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY A SERVICE Mill, Located east of Algona oo highway 18. Phone 293-U361 .- ..•*..- Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Ptumblni • HiiltM thttl Mclkl CM er Oil Until Pump* W»!.r lyiltml CompItU riKlWM 1'hour 295-3640 ALGONA Algona Implement Co. 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