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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 19, 1967
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round h DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON - It may be that Red China's bttter internal battle eventually will benefit the United States, bat don't count on it. Actually, Western information about-what's happening is limited and not .necessarily accurate. The fact that trouble has broken out is about all we can be sure of. And it is important. It Indicates clearly that Mao Tse-tung's long regime is being challenged. But how much of this is directed against Mao and his policies, and how much of it is simply a battle over who will succeed him, we do not know. There is clear evidence that intellectuals have been purged — some removed from office, some executed, some driven to suicide. Farmers, factory workers and other laborers have been rebelling. Yet they all could have been pawns in the struggle between the communist factions fighting for the power that Mao eventually must surrender because of age or death. It is important to recall that this same struggle went on in Russia when Stalin's reign ended. Stalin was a hard-liner. And in the Kremlin conflict, the moderate Khrushchev eventually won— only to be supplanted after a few years by men closer to Stalin's thinking. On the whole, East-West relations benefited from Stalin's passing, and the same may prove true in the case of MaoTse-tung. Beyond question some of the conflict in Peking is between the old-line communists who still follow the old Lenin doctrine that war with capitalism is inevitable, and moderates who feel that war in a nuclear age would be catastrophic, so some system of coexistence with the West must be adopted. - o - -TIME ON OUR SIDE - -.Our .chief-reason..for hoping that"-the moderates eventually will prevail is the fact that time is on our side. The old-style communists who in Russia suffered under the Czar are almost all gone. Their successors have little personal knowledge of the old bitterness against the "ruling classes." And Russia has made such progress in the past half century that their government now must pay attention to the growing desire for material comforts. It no longer can demand - and get - the fierce loyalty it once commanded, because the common enemy which brought the communists into power has been completely liquidated. However much Moscow propagandists still denounce capitalism in the West, we are not oppressors of the Soviet people, nor are we Hitler's invading Nazis. The same is true in Red China. The initial takeover by MaoTse- tung was based on the weakness and corruption of the old Chiang Kai-shek government much more than any anti-Western sentiment. And with that old "enemy" now confined impotently on Formosa, the force supporting the original Mao revolution has been dissipated. Thus it is highly probable that the Peking leaders don't believe all that anti-U. S. and anti- Russian propaganda they are using to keep the revolutionary spirit alive. The real targets are rivals for Mao's power. And, once this internal war is over, Red China could become less bellicose toward both Russia and the West. At least, we can hope so. - o - - CHANCES FOR TAX BOOST- The President's request that income taxes be raised 6 per cent is getting a very chilly reception on Capitol Hill. Many Republicans and some Democrats argue that the Great Society program should be cut rather than increase taxes. Administration leaders argue that the anti-poverty program cannot be neglected. They also argue that the American economy is sound enough to take a tax increase of this size. There will be a long debate over the tax boost and a lot of grousing. But in the end President Johnson probably will get what he asked. - CHANGE AT THL U. N. - Arthur Goldberg, U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, would like to step down. He took the job at great sacrifice and left a life position on the Supreme Court to try to further world peace. His views on Vietnam have definitely been opposed to those of the State Department, but he has been a good soldier and carried out orders. Now that the elections are behind, however, you can look for Goldberg to resign. When he does, President Johnson may appoint two men: Ex- Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, a Republican, and Ex- Gov. Mennen Williams of Michigan, a Democrat, to give the U. S. bipartisan representation at the United Nations. - o - -STUBBORN ADAM- Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, the Harlem Congressman, might have avoided being disciplined by the House if it hadn't been for his stubbornness. His troubles arose from a $64,000 libel judgment in New York for calling Mrs. Esther James a "bag woman." Her attorneys offered to settle for $8,000, but he contemptuously refused until court penalties for contempt and interest on the judgment had raised the sum to $210,000, and the courts had issued warrants for his arrest. Rep. Wayne Hays of Ohio, chairman of the subcommittee which investigated Powell, first offered to sit down with Powell and help straighten out his difficulties. But Powell spurned a way out. So the committee had to go ahead with its investigation. Incidentally, Mrs. Adam Clayton Powell has confided to intimates that Adam quietly walked out of her life in Puerto Rico more than 18 months ago. ., There was no quirrel, no goodbye. He simply drank a cocktail with her, flew to the Mainland, and never returned. And while he put her on his payroll for $20,000 a year, all he sent her was $400 a month to support their son. It was Powell's treatment of his wife which turned Congress against him as much as anything else. - o - -POWELL AND DODD- One of the big questions around Washington is the effect the punishmpnt of Adam Clayton Powell by the House will have on the case of Sen. Tom Dodd of Connecticut. It's no secret that some Congressmen voted to have Powell step aside because they thought it important to set a precedent regarding Dodd, since what Powell did was chicken feed compared with the huge amounts of "campaign" money Dodd deposited in his own bank account. Dodd was also guilty of more wire-pulling for corporations than perhaps any member of Congress. There has been some attempt on the part of a few Senators to sidetrack the Dodd investigation. However, the drastic action taken by the House against Powell probably will m.Uce this impossible. It appears certain that the hearings on Dodd will proceed, and as a result of the Powell case he may even be expelled from the Senate. - o - - ADAM'S ARROGANCE -- The least that can be said for Adam Clayton Powell, the irrepressible Harlem Congressman, is that he has flair. He went down, stripped of his chairmanship and evicted from his spacious, carpeted, bathroomed suite, with a quip, a wave of his half-smoked cigar and an admonition to his boosters: "Keep the faith, Baby i" His flamlxjyant style, if sometimes subdued, has never been suppressed. He rnlds no one in awe, nothing sacred. Not long ago he took a call from President Johnson. Powell leaned back in his great swivel chair with his feet on the desk and the receiver tucked against his ear at a jaunty angle. "Hello, Baby 1" he greeted the President of the United States. Another time, h8 didn't want to talk to the President who \v is trying to persuade him 'o push a bill he didn't w.uit to push. When the phone in Powell's private office rang, aide Chuck Stone picked it up. "It's the President," whispered Stona. Powell grinned, shook his head negatively. Three times the President called , three times Powell refused to take the call. Once Sen. Robsrt Kennedy, DN. Y., suggesteJ patronizingly that Powell might go beyond his Harlem .district and run for high office in New York City, possibly even im.yor. "Do you think you nrght go city-wida f asked Kennedy, "I am nation-wide, Baby," retorted Powell. The reason for Powell's downfall wasn't so m ch that he wandered the wjrld, gallivanted with girls and padded the payroll. He was simply too audacious and arrogant about it. Other Congressmen, guilty of the 'samo offenses, had the decency to try to hide their indiscretions. But Powell flouted the rules out in the open, wearing a lavender shirt and handmade alligator shoes with a beauty queen on each arm. Even as his Democratic colleagues debated his ethics behind closed doors, Powell sat among them ostentatiously reading the new book, "Washington Expose," which reports on a number of other errant Congressmen. UTTERS TO THE EDITOR "FRESH AND DIRECT" Dear Upper Des Moines Staff: I get your paper regularly Tuesday and Thursday and enjoy it all, fresh and direct, thanks to my son, Roy in California. It is a very fine gift for a "year", and thanks to you for yoar nice Christmas card. Wishing you ALL the very best in 1967, I remain Mrs. Lillian Mathison, Rush City, Minn. New Vocational Directors Hold Organization The board of education of the Lake's Region Area Vocational School and Community College officially organized at a meeting at. Estherville Jan. 12. The college is officially known as Merged Area HI Education. Present were county superintendents of the area, county boards of education, members of the State Department of Public instruction, members of the press and radio and the new board members of the area college. The oath of office was given by Zell Berryhill, Emmet county Supt. of schools. A drawing was held for the length of the term of office. Alden Wigdahl, Ruthven, Joseph Graff, Spencer, and Wayne Crim, Estherville, were named to 3-year terms, Orville Thorson, Swea City, and Edgar Meyer, Algona, two-year-terms, and (from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK] I DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I F. D. Roosevelt w;is inaugurated for a third term as U. S. President, January 20, 1941; for a fourth term. January 20, 1945. Charles deGaulle resigned as president of France, January 21, 1946. The Panama Canal treaty was signed, January 22, 1903. Woodrow Wilson addressed the Senate in a bid for peace, January 22, 1917. The'United Mine Workers of America was formed, January 2,1, 1890. Roosevelt and Churchill met at Casablanca, January 24, 1943. The U. N. Atomic Energy- Commission was created, January 24, 1946. The first trans-U. S. telephone call, San Francisco to New York City, was made January 25. 1915. Congress purchased Jefferson's 7,000 volume library as nucleus for Library of Congress, January 26, 1815. James Coffee, Emmetsburg, and Jack Tatman, Spirit Lake, who wis also named president of the group, one-year terms. Couty Supt., Wm. Young of Emmetsburg was appointed as the temporary board secretary. Regular meetings of the board will be held at Emmetsburg Country Club Jan. 27. It will be a dinner meeting at 6p.m., followed by a meeting with the Estherville and Emmetsburg Junior College staffs. Union Aletheans On Jan. 4, Union Alethean 4- H girls held a monthy meeting. Talks were given by Mary Loti Nitchals and Holly Haas. A demonstration was given by Julie Molacek. Lunch was served by hostesses Georgia Leigh and Bonita Kiilsholm. To Remodel Theatre A remodeling of the Algona Theatre lobby will begin in the near future, it has been announced by Jim Dougherty, local manager. The Cowan Corp. will do the work. Decision to remodel was m.vde by Arthur Stein, Des Moines, office manager of Central States Theatre Corp. and M. E. McClain, Fremont, Neb., district tmnager. Municipal Utilities A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Algona Municipal Utilities was held In the City Hall, City of Algona, Iowa, Jan. 3, 196", at 7:30 o'clock p. m. Present were Buchanan, Harmes, Bay, T. James Palmer, Supt., and Ira Kohl, Sec. The minutes of the meeting of Dec. 15, 1966, were read and approved as read. "Motion by Bay, seconded by Harmes, that the vouchers payable be approved and authorized paid as audited. Roll call, voting "Aye", Buchanan, Harmes and Bay. Voting "Nay 1 ,none. Motion carried. LIGHT FUND Grouse Cartage Co., Freight 33.51 Deposit Fund, Transfer 12,040.00 Sunray DX Oil Co., Fuel 3,304.22 Pay Roll, Pay Roll 2,759.50 Garlene Schmidt, Labor... .03.98 Milton O. Bilyeu, Labor.. .305.32 Wilbur E. Bruner, Labor 21C.33 Charles Volk, Labor 170.73 David Van Ginkel, » Labor 143.08 Gary J. Sapoff, Labor 133,07 Marlin Meehlhause, Labor 119.79 Iowa State Bank, Tax... .1,042.40 Treas., State of la., Tax 141.91 Soc. Sec. Fund, Tax 426.42 Ins. Fund, Ins 111.00 North Cen. Pub. Ser. Co., Gas 8,216.55 Sunray DX Oil Co., Diesel Fuel 660.84 Diesel Ser. Co., Supp 98.84 Cooper-Bessemer Co., Supplies 169.91 Cook's Welders, Supp 14.53 Midway Motors Co., Inc., Repairs 124.60 The Sherwin-Williams Co., Supplies 7.24 Coast to Coast, Supp . . . .1.22 FAR IOA * * * LONG TERM - LOW COST NO PENALTY FOR PAYMENT IN ADVANCE NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS FEDERAL LAND BANK ASS'N. South of Penney's — Algona E. H. Hutchins, Manager •••••••••• End this maze... ...with Modern Wiring Modern wiring lets you take full advantage of modern electric living in a way that out-of-date drop cords and extension cords never did. • With low-cost electricity ready to serve you in dozens of chores . . . washing dishes . . . doing laundry . . . freezing food . . . heating your home . . you need a home wired to handle your demands. • Be sure you have enough electric outlets and switches and an entrance for power into your home that will meet yc/ir demands for today's best bargain . . . your magic servant, Electricity. Algona Municipal Utilities MC Sales Inc., Supp 1,241.27 T. & R. Elec. Supp., Supplies 360.00 Iowa ElPC. Supp., Supp. ...489.72 Westinghouse Elec.. Supplies 1,342.29 Electrical Materials Co., Supplies 198.80 Reding Gravel, Ser 630.30 Mike Missal. Labor 7.00 Electronic Spec., Repairs 11.35 Pratt Elec. Const. Co., Supplies 2.50 Farner-Bocken Co., Supplies 44.29 Nat'l Comm. for Utilities Radio. Misc 12.00 Penney's, Mdse 13.16 Marshall-Jackson Co., Supplies 18.14 Hutzell's, Suppl 9.33 Advance Pub. Co.,Adv 102.88 Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Adv. & Supp 252.23 KLGA Radio, Adv 44.80 The Algona Reminder, Adv 50.05 League of Iowa Muni., Supplies 9.00 N. W. Bell Tele., Ser 86.04 R. G. Buchanan, Attorney, Ser. 269.52 Allen K. Buchanan, Salary 75.00 O. B. Harmes, Salary '75.00 Melvin J. Bay, Salary '75.00 Water Dept., Ser 148.02 Ind. Towel, Ser 3.81 WATER FUND Pay Roll, Pay Roll 479.07 Walter Peterson, Labor 233.23 Maurice Krebsbach, Labor 18V.18 Iowa State Bank, Tax 186.30 Treas., State of la., Tax. . .18.33 Soc. Sec. Fund, Tax 76.41 Ins. Fund, Ins 22.20 Cook's Welders, Supp 61.50 Brown Supp. Co., Supp... .108.49 Reding Gravel, Ser 215.00 Perclval Motors, Supp 3.75 Algona Plumbing, Supp 1.00 R. J. Funk, Supp 9.35 Electric Dept., Ser 898.84 DEPOSIT FUND Merlyn L. Ball et al, Thursday, Jan. 19, 1967 Algeria (fa.) Upper D« MolnM-3 Refund 35.00 A resolution approving plans, specifications and form of contract for extensions and improvements to the Municipal Light & Power System of the City of Algona. and setting a date for hearing thereon, was passed and adopted. Resolutions designating Official Depositories of Municipal Funds and designating Treasurer of Funds for the Algona Municipal Utilities were approved and adopted. A schedule of salaries and wages for the ensuing year was presented and reviewed. Then there was a motion by Harmes, seconded by Bay, that the schedule of salaries and wages for the ensuing year be fixed, subject to change, as presented and adjusted. Roll call, voting "Aye' ,Buchanan,Harmes and Bay. Voting "Nay", none. Motion carried. Next meeting date was set for Jan. 17, 1966, at 12:01 o'clock p. m. Meeting adjourned. Ira Kohl Secretary Allen K. Buchanan President of the Board ICOMI IN TODAY | DON'T go into orbit about your INCOME Give u» all your tax worries. 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