The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 11, 1966 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 11, 1966
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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. OCT. 9-15 WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - There is one famous family in America which will not be backing another famous political family anymore. The Roosevelt family will not be supporting the Kennedys, at least If Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. , the No. 1 political leader of the Roosevelt clan, has anything to say about it. During the 1960 Democratic primary in West Virginia, FDR, Jr., stuck his neck out for the late John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby, then campaign manager. The West Virginia primary was crucial. It would tell whether a Catholic could win in a Protestant state, once the stronghold of the Ku Klux Klan. No Catholic had ever run well in West Virginia. So John F. Kennedy was out to demonstrate that a Catholic could carry the state even against a dynamic and attractive Protestant opponent — Hubert Humphrey. The key man who turned the tide against HHH was FDR, Jr., who stumped the state and got off the famous charge against Hubert's military record. The charge was too strong and Franklin later apologized. But by that time Kennedy had won the state and clinched the Democratic nomination for President. He went on to the White House. FDR, Jr., went on to make plans to run for governor of New York, thinking that he would have the gratitude of the Kennedy clan and its support for the Democratic nomination. But six years later, when FDR, Jr., turned to Bobby Kennedy, then Senator from New York, to cash in on his political chips, Bobby reneged. Bobby and FDR, Jr., had an unpleasant session over this. Roosevelt -reminded the inheritor of JFK's mantle that he owed a political debt. Bobby replied that the Kennedys had paid the debt by appointing FDR, Jr., to the Commerce Department. - o - — PAT ON THE BACK — Back in New Deal days, when the nation was pulling itself out of the great depression by its bootstraps, the most criticized agency in government was WPA. And the most criticized man in government was the WPA administrator, Harry Hopkins. Yet WPA, despite its abuse, saved thousands of people from desperation, and left constructive projects behind, ranging from drained swamps to portraits painted by poverty stricken artists for public buildings. Today the counterpart of WPA is OEO, the Office of Equal Opportunity, better known as the anUpoverty program. The man who rivals Harry Hopkins in being kicked around is Sargent Shriver, This week, however, the United Fund and Community Chest organizations, two thousand strong, representing the Red Feather agencies throughout the United States, endorsed the antipoverty program and stated that its agencies would cooperate, It was a significant vote of confidence,, DREW PEARSON "Personnel should be made available to this program on a lendlease basis if necessary by both voluntary agencies and corporations," said the United Community Funds. "Voluntary community fund-raising groups should include funds in their budgets to match government appropriations." Religious organizations have already supported the war on poverty; also the American Bar Association has developed legal services for the poor; the American Medical Association had designed the blueprints for neighborhood health centers. The nation's mayors and governors are strongly supporting OEO. Chief dissenters seem to be Adam Clayton Powell and House Republicans. - o- --BLACK POWER— If you want to know why the U. S. Senate, with the largest liberal majority in history, failed to pass the civil rights bill, here is the answer from LBJ himself. He gave it to a meeting of his Cabinet the other day in four words — "Black power and Stokely Carmichael." To which the President added: "He's a young man who doesn't know his rear end from his elbow. Yet he defeated the civil rights bill." - o- — HOPE FOR PEACE — For the first time in three years in which the State Department has chased down every peace feeler coming out of Hanoi, Moscow, Paris, Algiers or the United Nations, it looks as it something solid is in the works. Reasons for this optimism are twofold: 1. The Russians are really putting the heat on North Viet Nam for peace. Since they supply MIG fighter planes, antiaircraft guns, and even train North Vietnamese pilots, their influence can be decisive. 2. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg went further than the United States has gone before in proposing peace terms. Buried in his speech where most newsmen missed it is the acceptance of the Viet Cong in a coalition government for South Viet Nam. This is exactly what Sen. Bobby Kennedy suggested last Feb. 19, at which time Vice President Humphrey compared his proposal to putting " a fox in a chicken coop or an arsonist in a fire department." Premier Ky in Saigon, who doesn't even want to sit down with the Viet Cong for peace talks, also hit'the ceiling. However, Goldberg tucked into the body of the U.N. speech this significant statement: "We do not ask of North Viet Nam an unconditional surrender of anything that belongs to it. Nor do we seek to exclude any segment of the South Vietnamese people from peaceful participation in their country's future." - o —ROCK -RIBBED The rock - ribbed Republican state of Kansas, which has elected only two Democratic governors in about 100 years, could be on the verge of electing anoth- George Docking and an Arkansas city banker, is running ahead FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. OCT. 9-15 THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Farm buildings are easy prey to fire. Today's a good time to start checking them for fire hazards. It's also a good time to add fire insurance to your protection. Be sure you're fully covered. See us today! Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. YOUR FRIEND BEFORE A AFTER THE FIRE 119 N. DODGE ST, — AIGONA, IOWA Lola Scuffham, Sec. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. OCT. 9-15 er. Though LBJ*s rating is low in Kansas, so also is that of Republican Governor Bill Avery. At present Bob Docking, son of the late Democratic Governor Algeria, (la.) Upp«r D«t Moitm TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1966 of Avery about 12 percent in the polls. Avery made the same mistake which Nelson Rockefeller, another Republican governor, made in New York. He increased taxes when he had given promises that he wouldn't, I DEFECTIVE WIRING Be sure to replace all frayed or worn cords on appliances, lamps. Never hang extension cords from hooks. Get extra protection from adequate insurance. BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY 109 N. DODGE ALGONA FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCT. 9-15 J gives no WARNING! Safe Deposit Boxes home& office These units combine maximum protection against fire and pilferage, with the convenience of ready access to personal records and documents. They are small enough to store in inconspicuous places, yet large enough to hold most items needed for frequent reference. Each bears the Safe Manufacturers' National Association one hour fire label, having been tested to withstand temperatures to 1700° F. without damage to contents. UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. Office Supply Dept. ALGONA J

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