The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1966
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WASHINGTON Mtrry-Co-Round WASHINGTON - President Johnson has taken a second sober look at the election results and now figures they threaten his reelection prospects in 1968 more than he first thought, He quickly noted, for example, that the Republicans now control 25 states with a total of 283 electoral votes. This is more than enough to win the White House In 1968. The President is also beginning to believe warnings from Democratic leaders across the country .that his popularity is seriously slipping. The men around any President are reluctant to give him bad news, and this is especially true in Johnson's case. He is inclined to brush bad news aside; doesn't want to believe It. He has come to accept, however, that his public relations are not good, though he hasn't yet hit on a remedy. One would be to be seen less on TV and In newspaper photos. Every president can suffer from overexposure. Another would be not to play favorites with the working press. Johnson has kowtowed to the publishers, ignored most of the working press. Most of its members don't love him. Regarding policy: LBJ recognizes trouble ahead for his Anti- Poverty Program and is seriously considering drastic curtailments. Here he'll run Into problems with the one remaining official of the Kennedy family, SargentShriver,nowDir- ector of OEO. Johnson doesn't like to cut these Kennedy ties, but if he chops OEO too much, Shriver will resign. The President still hopes he can end the war in Viet Nam DREW PEARSON before 1968. This would solve his budget problems, remove the stigma of being a war President. The best Informed diplomatic observers, however, doubt that he can do it. The North Vietnamese seem happy with the war, have been bragging in communist circles about the fact that they have kept the most powerful nation in the world at a military standoff. If LBJ doesn't find a way to regain popularity, the Republican nomination in 1968 will be worth ' getting. - o - -WARREN RE PORT All sorts of amateur experts have now taken pot-shots at the Warren Report regarding President Kennedy's assassination so much so that the American public is becoming upset and concerned. Here are two points to be considered: First, Bobby Kennedy, brother of the late President, was Attorney General during the time the Warren Commission .functioned and was in a position to_see all the evidence and make his own conclusions. If there was anything wrong, Bobby Remedy would have spoken out. Second, the Warren Commission was topheavy with Republicans who had no reason to hide anything pertaining to the death of a Democratic President. Five members of the Warren Commission were Republicans; only two were Democrats. All of them are highly respected men who had served their country long and well. Against their findings, and those of the FBI, you have the Mark Lanes who are rushing around suggesting darkly that there has been a giant cover- up - just as Senator McCarthy used to do when he was telling the nation he had evidence of a communist conspiracy in his brief case, evidence which he never disclosed. As a matter of historical interest, there was similar speculation after the assassination of Lincoln that it had to have been part of a larger plot. But no facts to support this were ever brought out. In weighing whether the Warren Commission's conclusions were correct, the American people should remember that It takes only one finger to pull a trigger, and one single disordered mind can command that finger. - o - - ISRAELI-ARAB CRISIS- Premier Eshkol of Israel consulted Myer Feldman, former White House aide, who was In Israel recently, regarding Israel's proposed invasion of Jordan to retaliate against Jordanian commandos. Feldman advised against it, warned that the United States would issue a rebuke. Eshkol went ahead anyway, partly because of pressure from his own military, partly because of popular Israeli demand. Most American Jews conclude it was a mistake. Moderate Arab leaders, such as King Hussein of Jordan and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, have been put in a position where they have to make gestures toward retaliation. Otherwise they face revolt. Hussein is already facing sporadic rebellion. What Israel can afford least Is a unified Arab world concentrating on her extended borders. Incidentally, there has been speculation in the Near East as to whether Israel now has nuclear weapons. She has two nuclear reactors; one, outside Tel Aviv, which is open to foreign inspection; the other, in the middle of the Negev, which Is barred to all outsiders, even friendly scientists. Commercial planes are not permitted to fly over the Negev reactor. We can report that Israel does have the know-how to make nuclear weapons. We are not reliably informed whether any have been completed, but we believe that they could be produced in very short order in case of crisis. This may be one reason for the current confidence of the Israeli Army. - o- -U. S.GESTAPO- * Some amazing revelations have been taking place in Washington regarding Gestapo tactics of the FBI. The FBI has now admitted, reluctantly, under vigorous cross- examination by Edward Bennett Williams, attorney for Bobby Baker, that it placed bugging devices in the hotel suite occupied by Fred Black for three months, and that these bugging devices were so sensitive that they also picked up conversations in the suite next door. This was the VIP suite, where important visitors brought to the United States by the State Department v/ere housed. Imagine what we would have' said had this happened in Moscow. If American officials entertained by the Soviet Government had been bugged in Moscow's leading hotel, it would have been all over the front pages. Nevertheless, the United States of America, a democracy, which supposedly frowns on police state methods, has let J. Edgar Hoover get away with it. - o - - WASHINGTON GRAB BAG - The new Senator from South Carolina, Ernest Rollings, is so photogenic that if the Democrats need a handsome candidate to run against Ronald Reagan for President, the Senator from South Carolina is their man .... The life of a 60-watt electric light bulb could be doubled for the cost of less than a nickel, accord- Ing to an investigation conducted by Rep. Jack Brooks of Texas. The Congressman also found that the life of a 2 5-watt bulb could be tripled at no extra cost at all .... Secretary of Agriculture Onrille Freeman six months ago was secretly asked by the Association of American Railroads to become its president. He said he wanted to wait until after the election. - o - -BROWN'S FUTURE- Pat Brown Is now trying to figure out what he should do as a private citizen. "I have spent 23 years working for the people," Brown told a friend shortly after his defeat. "And it's going to be difficult to readjust myself. I get a small pension, but you can't save any money when you're working for the government, and I've got to find a job right away. I ca.i't practice law very well. I've appointed 400 judges and I can't appear before them. And I can't appear before the commissions and state boards of California because I appointed many of the commissioners. Besides, I don't think it's right for a former governor to use his influence before state agencies. "We have a little house in San Francisco, but our daughter's occupying that; so we'll probably come dovn and live In Los Angeles. 1 Brown has had proposals to write a newspaper column and a book. He hasn't made up his mind exactly what he will do except that he will live in Los Angeles. His neighbors on South Mulrfield where he now lives seem to like him. On Halloween the neighbors' children came over and had such a wonderful time riding around with the Governor of California that they went home and told their fathers and mothers to vote for him. Most of the parents disregarded their children's advice. But Mrs. Joe Shell, wife of the Republican leader of the California Assembly, who ran against Nixon for Governor in the Republican primary in 1962, brought a home-baked lemon pie as her small token of appreciation. THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES - Kossuth County's Pioneer Newspaper, now in Its 101st year. Thursday, D»«. 1, 1966 Algeria (la.) Uppftr Dei Molnftt—S COMBAT MEDALS Two more combat medals we re recently awarded First Lt. Richard W. Whelan, Clear Lake, for military service In Viet Nam. Lt. Whelan was awarded his second Silver Star Medal and sixth Purple Heart to add to a Bronze Star and two commendation me* dais. Lt. Whelan Is with the U.S. Army Infantry 2nd Batal- lion, 101st Airborne Div. THE UPPER DES MOINES Kossuth County's Largest Newspaper Circulation. r WE'RE OPEN FOR X L BUSINESS I Watch For Our Grand Opening i In The Near Future BOOOOOODOO0 0 O 0 OBOO 0 O ( SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO. I 115 E. STATE TEL. 295-3549 ALGONA v AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Harding Hansen Of LuVerne Make Strong Communities "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." — Psalms 32:1-2 These Special Weekly you by the following ROY HUTZEIL - 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 Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE local & long Pittance Phone 295-2275 - Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlynd, Production Manager Perry Cellini, Experimental Mgr, METRONICS, INC. Q. B. Hgrmes "Syper Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ron/ Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL junction 18 & 169 The Christian life is virtuous and moral. But, no matter what we hear about the number and variety of temptations that surround us in this modern world, remember that temptation is as old as the history of man. Even Jesus was tempted during his life upon earth. We are not promised a life without temptation; we are, instead, offered the grace of faith. Seek the path of righteousness, ask forgiveness for human frailties. This is the Christian way. Church Messages brought to PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: 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 Wpyne Feeds - We Buy Egg* and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295*5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckgrt St. - Algona, lowq SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 Our Country Neighbor this week is Harding Hansen who farms 240 acres' three and one quarter miles east of LuVerne. Harding and his wife, Betty, along with their four children, have lived there the past fourteen years. The children all attend school in LuVerne. Mr. Hansen raises 300 to 400 head of hogs yearly and presently has eighteen stock cows. He raised 95 acres of beans and 85 acres of corn the past year, and had 14 acres in hay. Harding was born near Al- bion, Nebraska, and came to Iowa with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hansen in 1936. Mrs. Hansen, the former Betty Patterson Is the daughter of the late Milo Patterson and Mrs. Patterson of LuVerne. All four of the Hansen children are active in 4-H and are members of the LuVerne Eager Beavers. The Hansen's favorite wintertime hobby is bowling, both participating in two leagues at the LuVerne Lanes. Buscher Brothers Imp). Minneapolis Molina — Kelly-Ryan New ld«q Farm Machinery HARDING HANSEN Algona Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TKUCKS Sales & Service Phone 293-35*1 ALGONA Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped To Serve You Completely" Plumblnf •h**l Mcltl Cn of Oil Unlit Pumpi Wtttr Syiitmi, CompUt* rixfum Phono 295-3640 ALGONA Plumbing & Heating Service Pictured above it the P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing establishment located at 812 East McGregor Street to Algona. The business hat been in Algona lince 1940. A larger building was needed to facilitate the eipandug business back in 19M and thU it the building to the east of the original building. Iron* feature! the leading brandi of plumbing futures, furnaces and air conditioning equipment. In addition (o the beating and plumbing work the business does a complete line of sheet metal work. "which |f all done In their location. For reliable, efficient and friendly service in your plumbing & heating needs, be they large or small, call P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing. They are "Completely equipped to serve you completely." Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Alfou Farm Machinery — Trucks — Tirol '«%;: Oliver CMC Tratk* rU*lt*M TltM Phpne SH4U1 ^i^*i»w *j*jEP8iiiW8itllliliBi^^ PATRONIZE THE SPONSORS ON THIS PAGE 1 rmrmmmrm-m-rmm-mrmfrmrrrrrrrrrcvmr^—^--™--™* Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Mqthintry BOTH QUAUTY i SERVICE Located e a 11 of Algona on highway

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