The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 15, 1966 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 15, 1966
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Rowid DREW ; WASHINGTON - . Before Ronald Reagan, the charming Hollywood actor, was nominated as the Republican candidate for governor of California, certain GOP leaders had prepared an amazing dossier on his past, ftey feared that Reagan was too jpoiltlcally unstable to lead the State. After that the research on Rea- gaa s past record has been hushed up, There has been some baekstage discussion among feotne California Republicans as to Aether it should be published, but the decision was negative. jftjnong the Republicans who |afe their fingers crossed about Reagan are former Governor Goodwin Knight, Sen. Tom Kuchel, ex-Mayor George Christopher of San Francisco, and Joseph Shell, candidate for governor in 1962 and Republican leader of the California Assembly. Their skepticism is based par- tly on his lack of Experience, partly on the fact that he once teamed up with extreme leftists, then was backed by extreme rightists. They wonder whether, now elected, he will prove to be a "revolving door" governor, given to sudden policy reversals. This Column has how obtained a copy of the Republican research on Reagan. And since he is governor-elect of the nation's most populous state, with plans- according to backers - of going on to the White House, the public certainly has a right to know all his background. - o - - THE REAGAN RECORD — Here, therefore, are the most important excerpts from the Reagan dossier which Republican leaders prepared but have not used: On Sept. 7, 1946, Reagan was billed by the Peoples World, organ of the Communist Party on the West Coast, as the star in "operation terror," a series of 13 weekly broadcasts" sponsored by Mobilization for Democracy," produced with the cooperation of the Hollywood Writers Mobilization. The Mobilization for Democracy is listed by the House Un- American Activities Committee, page 220 of its 1961 report, as follows: "Created by California communists since 1945. It is a communist-inspired and dominated organization, carefully window-dressed and directed and engaged in inciting riots, racial hatred, and disrespect for law and order. It is one of the 'key' communist fronts in California." The Hollywood Writers Mobilizations is described by the California State Senate Un-American Activities Committee, page 258 of its 1958 report, as follows: "The committee has reported on this communist front, Hollywood W.riters Mobilization, at some length in its 1945 report. It should be stated here that the Hollywood Writers Mobilization is a direct successor of the Pacific Coast Branch of the League of American Writers, communist front for literary communist and communist fellow travelers. 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The Hollywood Writers Mobilization was also cited as "subversive and communist" by Attorney General Tom Clark, December, 1947, and September, 1948. - o - —CHANGEABLE CANDTDATE-- The above highlights the most significant point in tine career of candidate Reagan, namely the complete reversal of his position. "Operation Terror," the program in which he starred in 1946, was an expose of the persecution of Southern Negroes who voted for the first time. It was a vigorous defense of civil rights. Today, in contrast, Reagan is proud of the awards he has received from segregationist Governors Ross Barnett of Mississippi, Orval Faubus of Arkansas, and from the right-wing Citizens for Constitutional Government. He has been opposed to open housing and is cashing in, politically, on the white backlash resulting from various civil rights disturbances on the West Coast. Republican skeptics in California wonder if Reagan will change again. They have also dug up a significant item from'the communist Peoples World, Feb. 26,1946, reporting that Ronald Reagan was a sponsor of the "Los Angeles Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy," which charged that "U.S. foreign policy in Asia is sowing the seeds of the third world war," and urged "the removal of troops from China." A large body of American public opinion today agrees that Mr. Reagan was probably right in 1946 and that if we had not boycotted the Chinese after that we would not be confronted with a solidly communist China today, determined either to take over Viet Nam or to keep us continually fighting a divisive and debilitating war. But Reagan, who may have been right in 1946, has gone into a complete reverse in 1966, and has lined up with the McCarthy- yites, the John Birchers and the ultra-rightists who branded as communists such men as Gen. George Marshall, former ambassador to China, and the State Department officials whom Sen. Joseph McCarthy forced into retirement, because they took the same position as Ronald Reagan in 1946. " •• •• "^^ ^^^r- ^m •^"^ LOCALS DR. AND MRS. John Keneficx spent Saturday and Sunday in Des Moines where they attended a performance of "Hello Dolly". They spent Saturday night with Mrs. Steven Kenefick. MESDAMES JAMES Andreasen, Jerry Cowan, DougDiekman and Terry McGuire entertained the other members of their Ijridge club at a candlelight dinner Wednesday evening. High score was held by Mrs. Dick Thoreson. MR. AND MRS. Tom Rich had as weekend guests Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jutting of .Des Moines. Sunday, the two couples went to Forest City where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nerdig. MR. AND MRS. Cecil Will, Tim and Mark and Mrs. John McGuire went to Des Moines Wednesday to see "HelloDolly". On their way home they stopped "••' UK GOLD . . A RING with the 1ru , Y. .. . BIRWTQNES a birthstone O f children ... P c g . r « husband and wife or graen ORDER EARLY I WILTGEN JEWELERS ALGONA in Ames to see the Will's son John, freshman there. MR. AND MRS. Don Potter and daughter are visiting Dr. and Mrs. L. R. Potter and Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire. They are here from Vermillion, So. Dak. THE SOROPTIMIST Club of Algona met for dinner at 6:30 at the Chrome Nov. 8, Following dinner, they met at the home of Mrs. Wm Finn. Names were drawn for Christmas gifts. MR. AND MRS. Kenneth Geilenfeld are being visited by their son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Olson, Bruce and Brent, New Orleans, La. Larry is with the Armour Chemical Co. as foreman and has shown such promise the company plans to pay part of his expenses at a school a little later. Mrs. Olson's sister Jane has visited them and also was in other parts of the south, also going to Mexico. She is now employed here in the telephone office. The Olsons are going from here to Huron, S.D. to visit his grandparents and father. Awhile ago, Larry's car was stolen and found in Houston, Tex. where it had been stripped of special equipment for hauling the house trailer and burned as much as possible. Insurance coverage was settled at once by a company he found most cooperative. MR. AND MRS. William Runchey have been visited by their son, Fernley and wife, who are living temporarilly In Iowa City. They have their farm at Goshen, Ind. for sale and plan to move to a central location for his work as salesman for the Salisbury Co. MR. AND MRS. W. B. Ridge had as recent guests Mr. and Mrs. Don Kraft, former Algo- nans. MR. AND MRS. Duane Riley and Mr. and Mrs. John Putnam spent last weekend at Ponca, Neb. with Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Putnam. MRS. E. E. "Bud" Robinson tuwday, Nov. 15, 1966 Alaona (la.) Upper Oft Mod and her father, Frank Cink, went saw friends and transacted basi* to Fort Dodge Friday where they ness. 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