The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 17, 1966 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 17, 1966
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WASHINGTON Mmjr«Go.Round WASHINGTON - One side benefit of last week's elections was a sharp setback for the political hucksters, the slick sloganeers who contemptuously argue the American voter Is more Interested in Illusions than issues, In almost every key race in which these political pitchmen were involved, victory went to the candidate who was concerned more with issues, BRKW PEARSON the Madison Avenue campagn managers vary in their techniques, but they share a faith in the "Image" approach. They sample public opinion, then share their client's image to fit it. Their clients thus become creatures rather than creators of public opinion. This column interviewed some of this new breed just before the election. Their suave predictions now seem a bit hollow. Get more done on a busy day with a Bedroom Helperphone Great for convenience—privacy, too. Housework seems to go much faster with helpful, step-saving extension phones nearby. Helper- phones! TO ORDER, call the telephone business office or ask your telephone man. Northwestern Bell Hal Evry is the California ad man who cooked up George Mahoney's segregationist slogan, "Your home is your castle," for the Maryland gubernatorial race. Evry boasted that in promoting candidates as if they wero soap, he Is thirty years ahead of the times. His slogan campaigns have been successful In California, whose voters seem curiously susceptlable to simplicities. But his first out-of-state attempt demonstrated that Maryland voters at least can distinguish between a real candidate and a phrase-monger. Probaby the biggest political promotion came in Pennsylvania. Promoter Joe Napolitan spent more than three million of Milton Shapp's personal fartune for an advertising blitz that won him the Democratic primary but lost him the state house, Governor-elect Raymond Shafer, the Republican candidate, ran a traditional no-shotcut campaign. Napolitan claims a slick television spot is worth a thousand speeches on the Issues. Before the election, he asserted that men like himself would run every major campaign in five years. Campaign consultants, a Boston firm run by David Goldberg, handled the political huskstering for Hartford Insurance man, E. Clayton Gengras, who was soundly beaten In his bid to become governor of Connecticut. One exception to the trend was the thumping win in California of Ronald Reagan, whose image was carefully polished and exhibited by the Spencer & Roberts promotion firm -- Baus and Ross -- which managed Gov. Pat Brown's campaign. William Ross claimed confidently before election day that he was saturating California voters with the idea that Reagan was the nice guy who never quite got the girl. But this time, Reagan finally did get the girl. - o- - ANTICIPATING 1968— The last ballots had hardly been counted Tuesday night before the presidential hopefuls began preparing for the 1968 election. Might we be more thankful on an empty stomach? What has happened to our observance of Thanksgiving Day? It seems that we have enjoyed the bounty of this land so long that we accept it as a right, for which no thanks are due anyone. We have prospered ... grown so strong, proud and seemingly self-sufficient that we have forgotten how to be humble. Never before in the history of nations have so many people had so much. We enjoy the blessings of liberty and opportunity. Yet of gratitude and humility we have too little. Living for a day with the unfamiliar gnawing of an empty stomach might stir a sincere prayer ... a true Thanksgiving. LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Jerry Huffman, Mgr. WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO R. W. Jurgens, Mgr. TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, Mgr. EARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bade —-, R, L Mathespn, Mgr. FENTON CO-OP ElEVATO* ~— Cwrtls Lyra, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR m __„„ E, F, Immerfall, Mgr, LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE --- Urenx Geitzenauer, Mgr. WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schultz, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR Ronald Jurgen*, Mgr, OiiERVE NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK - EVERY WEEK I In Michigan, Gov. George Rom- ne/s elated Lieutenants pointed out to the party pros that Romney's brand of Republicanism had proved most successful of all. Richard Nixon's backers began reminding GOP winners for whom he had campaigned in 65 congressional districts that they have a debt to pay. In California, Ronald Reagan's managers unfurled Reagan-For- President Banners. And in Alabama, George Wallace earnestly began recruiting disenchanted conservatives. However, it's a long time till 1968. •'• - o- - RUSSIAN AT LAS VEGAS — Victor Louis, who claims to be the first Soviet sightseer permitted to come alone to this country, arrived in Washington the other day with a yen to see Las Vegas and Miami Beach. But neither place was on his approved itinerary. However, he called on vice president Humphrey and took advantage of the visit to explain his problem. The Vice President telephoned the state department, which hastily agreed it would be quite harmless to allow the lone Russian tourist to visit Las Vegas and Miami Beach, - o- — CASTRO HOLDING U. S. PRISONERS -The U. S. government, working through the Swiss embassy, is quietly trying to ransom 20 American citizens who are still being held in primitive Cuban prisons. Barter has been offered for their release, but Dictator Castro has spurned all overtures so far. The luckless 20, held on various anti-government charges, have not been tortured or held in solitary confinement. Their families and friends have also been able to get food packages into prison to them. Yet the living conditions are crude, their morale is declining and they feel they are being mistreated. A 68-year-old Baptist minister, the Reverend Herbert Caudill, formerly of Waynesboro, Georgia, has gone blind in one eye and possibly in the second. He had been preaching to Cubans for 36 years when he wasi-' arrested last year for alleged )> espionage- -and <• currency.< vio-Tk. lations. •' '•••'''•• '•& Actually, he had started out as an ardent admirer of Castor;^ Caudill believed Castro's pro- _/ mises of social revolution and s sent such glowing reports to the Baptist world alliance that his superiors refused to print them. Yet after a rigged trial, he was thrown into a bleak prison, where •, his health is now deteriorating rapidly. Another nine hundred American citizens, who haven't been imprisoned, are still stuck in ' Cuba and can't get out. Most of them have applied for repatriation home. But Castro, playing cat and mouse, has refused to let them go. - o - — AFRICAN GRATITUDE — Guinea's Marxist President SekouTourehasnow thanked the United States for $75 million in economic aid by arresting our Ambassador, throwing out the Peace Corps and ordering the deportation, of all U.S. information specialists and some as yet unidentified diplomats, The irony is that the United States has sent more aid to Guinea than to any other African nation except Nigeria. Yet Toure has squandered this assistance on half-baked socialist theories. His state-owned stores are more empty than ever and his currency isn't worthy the paper ifs printed on outside Guinea. America's strange generosity to a Pro-Communist country was wangled, at least in part, by the Harvey Aluminum Company, which got a profitable Bauxite concession out of the Deal. - o - HUNGARIAN PEACE MAKERS The Hungarians, despite a premature publicity leak in Manila, are continuing their secret negotiations to settle the Viet Nam war. Hungarian diplomats in Hanoi are known to be in close contact with the North Viet- Narnese leaders. Out of these discussions have come guarded hints that a truce might be possible if the United States would pull out its troops and permit South Viet Nam to be ruled by a coalition government, which would include the Communists but not be dominated by them, - o <• « ROMNEY TO FRONT *. The biggest winner in Tues- day's election was Michigan's square- jawed Gov. George Rodney whose brand of moderate Republicanism scored Impressive victories across the country. His political lieutenants wasted no time attempting to harness the trend to Romney's Presidential bandwagon. Even before the election, Romney forces wero busy behind the scenes lining up support among moderates. From Gov, Nelson Rockefeller in New York to Governor -Elect Winthrop Rockefeller in Arkansas, from Senator-Elect Edward Brooke In Massachusetts to Senator-Elect Mark -Hatfield in Oregon, most of Tuesday's top winners are known to favor Romney. This must be a bitter blow to Richard Nixon, the perennial hopeful, who barnstormed up and down the country in behalf of GOP candidates in 65 Congressional districts. He sought to win friends, influence future convention delegates, and put the Nixon stamp on the Republican victories. Though Nixon earned the gratitude of the party pros, the post- election pundits are wrong in claiming the results boosted hjis Presidential prospects. - MORMONS WOULD BACK ROMNEY-- Ohlo's Gov. James Rhodes is the only major winner who might be leaning toward Nixon. But Rhodes isn't expected to hand over the Ohio delegation as long as there's the slightest possibility he might become a dark horse candidate himself. California's Ronald Reagan Is likely to go into the convention as a dark horse. If he should be left at the starting gate, he wouldn't be eager to throw his support to Nixon, who has lost many Mends In California since he left the state in an angry pout over losing the governorship. Reagan also drew a big vote from the Mormons who constitute a powerful conservative bulwark in Southern California. Out of pure pride, they would Cryifei Ctiar Slwtttrprwf Pintle ,For-Windows, Doors, Porches, Breezeways Cut With Shear* Tack Over Scream Genuine FLEX-0-GLASS is the only plastic window material that carries a 2 year guarantee.The name FLEX-0-GLASS is printed on the edge for your protection. .., H , * be expected to support their fellow Mormon, George Romney, for President. In conservative Utah, for example, a secret poll taken by Merrill - Wirthlln Associates showed the state's predominantly Mormon voters would give Romney an - overwhelming 66 to 24 per cent majority over President Johnson. Nixon has no such support in Mormon country. _ Thundfly, Nov. 17, 1966 Algeft« (la.) UpfMt The big Senate victories also went to such Romeny - minded Republicans as Illinois's Charles Percy, Oregon's Mark Hatfield, Massachusetts's Edward Brooke, New Jersey's Clifford Case, Tennessee's Howard Baker, Kentucky's John Sherman Cooper, and Maine's Margaret Chase Smith. Even the conservatives who won - Texas's John Tower, Ne- braska's Carl Curtis, South Dakota's Karl Mundt and lowt'l Jack Miller - campaigned i* moderates, i This almost certainly will havt a moderating Influence upon fhat old political chameleon, Senate GOP Leader Everett Dirfcftn, who can be expected to atrlto a pose closer to the middle of the road during the next two years. STRONG CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men' — Colossians 3:23 To some people, work is an ugly word. To some, work Implies physical labor ... a job that cannot be done without getting your hands dirty, without perspiring, without a blister or two. Within your physical capabilities, never fear honest work. There can be great satisfaction in doing well any task that needs doing. The man who digs a ditch, If he digs it straight and true, can be proud of the job he has done and, especially gratified, If he is secure in the knowledge he returned a full day's work for a full day's pay- Do not concern yourself over things that you cannot do; spend your time doing well the things you can. These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: ROY HUTZELL - DIST. Gulf Petroleum Products 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 — Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Bay* POST MOVING and STORAGE local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 — Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr, METRONICS, INC. O. B, Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merlon Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne feeds — We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE 'The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel, 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 When you love your work, it shows, And we love our work. So much that we couldn't bear to stop with the slickest-looking split grille ever to grace a Wide-Track. (Or any other car, for that matter.) We went ahead and made the windshield wipers disappear. The car not only looks cleaner, but the wipers are less subject to icing and freezing, too. Then we got rid of the vent windows on all Grand Prix hardtops We replaced them with nifty monograms and a flow-through ventilation system. We even designed a rather unique hood-mounted tachometer Pontlac Motor Division option that's available on all Pontiacs. As are our other new options like stereo tape and stereo radio. And, of course, our handsome interiors have to be seen to be believed. All Pontiacs have standard safety features that Inclyde a dual master cylinder brake system with warning light, outside rearview mirror, and GM's energy absorbing steering column. Is.n't it time you decided to see your Pontiec dealer? If you. Jove our work the way we do, it's the least you can do. Ponttac 87/RKfe tte WWe-Track Wtanln* JtPtifc SCHUITZ BROS, 1009 South Phillips St, Algono,lowo

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