The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 9, 1967 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 9, 1967
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - There is an interesting contrast between the treatment of two committee chairmen in the House of Representatives - Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem and Wright Patman of Texarkana, Texas, both Democrats. Powell was stripped of his chairmanship and Ms committee powers after flagrant absenteeism, a series of high-living junkets abroad, the arrogant misuse of airplane credit cards, and other misbehavior. Rep. Patman, on the other hand,' has a perfect attendance record, gets to work at 6 o'clock every morning, stays at his desk all day Saturday, is the senior member of Congress, having served 38 years, and is aloyal supporter of President Johnson. However, Patman has committed one grievous sin. He has investigated the big bankers and proposes to investigate further. As a result, five Democrats and all the Republicans on the House Banking and Currency Committee have ganged up against him. The Democrats include the spokesman for the bankers' lobby, Rep. Tom Ashley of Ohio, together with William Moorhead of Pittsburgh, Robert Stephens of Georgia, who comes from a banking family, Tom Gettys of South Caroline, and Tom Bsvill of Alabama. As a result, despite Rep. Patman's long years of hard work and devotion to the cause of the common min, it appears he will be treated pretty much as if he were Adam Clayton Powell. He will be stripped of his power to appoint staff members and undertake any important investigations of the big bankers. - GARDENS OF EDEN - The Senate Juvenile Delinquency Subcommittee has made an interesting discovery regarding the theft of cars by teenagers. „ The reason muiy teen- -agers become car thieves is that they want to go to California"" or Florida. In 200 teenage stolen car cases, reported Dr. Martin Dosdick of Springfield College, Mass., half of the thieves looked upon the sun states as Gardens of Eden where they could find jobs, easy money and a better life. So they stole cars to get there. - o - - EAST-WEST TRADE - Secretary of State Rusk discussed East-West trade off the record last week with 500 of the nation's top business executives. He insisted there was nothing inconsistent about prosecuting the war against communist forces in Vietnam while making friendly overtures to communist nations in Europe. The best way to end the Vietnam war, Rusk argued, would be to improve relations with the Soviet bloc. He explained that Hanoi is caught between Peking's militant anti-Western policy and Moscow's peaceful coexistence policy. Increasing East-West trade would demonstrate that Moscow was right, perhaps persuade Hanoi to follow the same path. The more communist countries that can be attracted by trade to follow the coexistence line, Rusk contended, the more impressed North Vietnam would be with the value of coexistence. Rusk said he wasn't proposing a huge volume of East- West trade - all he wants to do is to soften the rigid U. S. attitude against doing business behind the Iron Curtain. Tariffs on comntiunist goods, he said, are two or three times higher than on non-communist goods. Removing these barriers, he urged, would have a good psychological effect on the communist world and therefore would tend to shorten the Vietnam war. - o - - DODD'S BAD LUCK - Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota raised the lone voice inside the Senate Ethics Committee against public hearings into Sen. Dodd's finances. He wanted the evidence presented in secret behind closed doors. He was overruled, however, by the other five committee members. They argued that the Adam Clayton Powell and Bobby Baker cases would make the public suspicious of closed-door proceedings. The committee voted unanimously to deny Dodd's claim DREW PEARSON that the comrnittee had no jurisdiction to investigate his finances. The irony is that after this column began reporting on his activities, it was Dodd himself who requested the investigation that he now is claiming the committee is unauthorized to conduct. Incidentally, Dodd picked a bad day to plead his case before the Ethics Committee. Just one day before, a jury found Bobby Baker guilty of diverting campaign funds to his personal use without reporting the income on his tax returns. This is exactly what Dodd did, except he pocketed far more money than Bobby Baker. Dodd used his campaign funds to pay thousands of dollars of personal bills ranging from a $5'7 heater for his North Stonington, Conn., homo to a gala wedding party for his daughter, Mirtha. - o - - TRICKY DICKY RIDES AGAIN- Leonard Hall, an adviser to Gov. George Rormey, has suggested privately that Richard Nixon could name his spot in a Rom ley Cabinet if he would throw his support toRomneynowforthe Republican Presidental nomination next year. Hall even mentioned Nixon as possible Secretary of State. Nixon, however, seems to have other ideas. He's told friends that he's watching President Johnson's popularity polls and if LBJ is still low in '68,'Nixon believes he can get the nomination himself. If Johnson's popularity is on the upgrade, however, Nixon will probably lean toward supporting Gov. Romney - instead of running again and losing again himself. Meanwhile, however, Nixon has organized another "expense" fund to take care of his undercover campaigning for the nomination. In 1952 he got in trouble over the $18,000fund that businessmen contributed to pay his side ex- penses in the Senate. Now other businessmen are donating to a new Nixon political fund. Insiders say they have agreed to put up between $35,000 and $50,000 a year to help Nixon get the nomination. - o - - SCORE FOR KHRUSHCHEV - The recent historic meeting between Pope Paul and President Podgorny of the Soviet Union was the culm'.nation of a plan which Nikita Khrushchev had hoped to carry outhimself before he was ousted. When this writer talked to Khrushchev in 1963, he strongly indicated his desire to go to Rome and have an audience with the late Pope John. He referred to Pope John in laudatory terms. Last week's meeting between Pope Paul and President Podgorny again illustrates the increasing desire by Russia to build bridges with the West. -DUTCH KENTUCKY C 00 PER AT ION- Should a Batch company operating in Kentucky get a U. S. government loan in order to help Thursday, Feb. 9, 1966 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-3 a depressed area if it helps to depress the business of U. S. competitors in New York ? That is the question which Sens. Jack Javits and Bobby Kennedy and Rep. Joseph Resnick of New York have been asked to investigate. The Dutch company is Mi-Vac International, Inc., of LaGrange, Ky., owned by Verolm.? United Shipyards and Engineering Co. of the Netherlands, reported to be worth $400 million. Mo-Vac received a loan of $1,248,700 one year ago from '.he Economic Development Administration, under the depressed area program. Mo-Vac turns out a deep vacuum metallizing product, used on decorative paper, auto finishings, etc., in competition with several U. S. firms. The president of one of these firms, Joseph Crost of the Martin Cantine Co. of Saugertles, N. Y., has charged that this is a "serious threat' to U. S. firms. "This huge foreign corporation," he says, "is endeavoring to take over our metal- lizing business. Its U. S. subsidiary has enough capacity to to take care of the entire plastic film metallizing requirements of the United States and is using a U. S. government loan to do so." VIOLIN " In planning a farm sale, Arlo Dau Schmidt, Reinbeck, found an old violin in a case in the attic. After inspecting the instrument carefully an Inscription "Antonius Stradlvarius Cremon- enfis-Faciehar Anno 1725' was discovered on the interior of the violin. Schmidt is having the authenticity of his find reviewed by specialists in Chicago. 5-GENE RATIONS When Mrs. Lela Brown, Earlham, celebrated her 90th birth- clay there on Jan. 28 there were five generations represented; Mrs. Brown's daughter, Stella; her granddaughter, Dorothy Skinner; her great-granddaughter, Margaret Dawson and her great-great-grandson, Robert Dawson. CITATION The Monticello Post Office was cited recently for outstanding maintenance and care of the postal facility. Postmaster Paul Bender was presented the Citation. INCOME TAX Confuted by complex deductions and tax language 7 It'll pay you to let BLOCK do all the work and worry. They'll figure your tax quickly and accurately, and often save you money beiidei. See' your nearest BLOCK OFFICE! BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE ;GUARANTEE Wt guarantee accurate preparation of f very ia < re'ur n. If we make any errors thai cait you any penalty m interest. wg will pay the penojty or interest. H'R[T$ America's Largest Tax Service with Over 1500 Offices 108 No. Moore — Algona, la. Weekdays 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. - Phone 295-7031 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY ERJOflALITIES AND VIKING OIL CO GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KING KCRN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Depot M< > BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES • For Remodeling, Modernising • For Farm fc Home Building • For Ready-Mixed Concrete COWAN CORP. Phona 295-5266 CARGILL INC. Buyers & Sellers of All Grains • Get our bids on your grain before you sell. • Federal licensed Storage Warehouse. Dale Kleingartner or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. Ph. 295-2>41 ERNIE WILLIAMS "HOMEBUILDING IS OUR SPECIALTY" We'll Appreciate a Chance to Estimate Without Obligation on any Town or Farm Construction. TIETZ CONSTRUCTION CO. PHONE 295-5577 ALGONA, IOWA BENWIBBEN Building Contractor All Types Building — Farm and Town > 122 South Jfackart, Alqona Phone 295-286$ (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) MOREA Liquid , Foods TOP GAIN IN LIVESTOCK Call Algona 295-3548 MOR - WO MOREA FEEDS, Ino. So. of Algona on Hyt 169 i' 11 JOHN B. ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR . TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 928-2312 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Estimate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building — No Obligation. CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 On Highway 18 just at the east edge of Algona, Farmers will find a complete John Deere Equipment Lineup. It may be just a bit early for thoughts of spring and the field work that goes with it, but it isn't too early for ERNIE WILLIAMS JOHN DEERE to start anticipating your needs. We have a modern new building for office and display and general shop work, and a large adjacent lot where just about anything in the used farm equipment line can be found. Andy Anderson, genial manager of ERNIE WILLIAMS JOHN DEERE, knows many of you by sight and first name, and would like to know more, as would Ernie himself. Farmers in this area have had over 23 years of continuous service from the ERNIE WILLIAMS JOHN DEERE personnel and they treat you right. Our service department is available to anytime of the day and will do everything possible to give you prompt service. These winter months are a good time, also, to get any needed repair work done before the rush of spring field work hits. Each one of our customers at ERNIE WILLIAMS JOHN DEERE is a V.I.P. (Very Important Person) and we consider it an honor to have you stop in anytime. Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment' Your Banking Needs SAFE • CONFIDENTIAL : Serving and Growing with the Community ' IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA'S HOME-OWNED BANK i> <' < > < • Moving • Storage • Crating i We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured — New, Modern Storage Warehouse) All Types Crating - Phone 295*2275 POST Moving & Storage 1.11 ERNIE WILLIAMS! Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "The Quality Name In Farm Equipment'' East of Algona on Highway 1? So. Phillips St. East of Algona on Highway 18 Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS The I'rrfcrred I..P. CJas BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO. of Algona Phone 295-2841 Algona Algona Implement Co. FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone 295-3501 1407 Commercial St. •»»»»»» I* • Kolilcr, Rheem & Crane Fixtures AL60NA PLUMBING & HEATING \ THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT i > I> • Rheem Hot Water heaters. » 3runer Water Suf tellers. • Electric Sew- cr-Roolcr Service. PHONE 295-5240 IN ALGONA • • Lux-Aii t and American Standard Furnaces and Air Conditioning. • INS1NKERATOR Garbage Disposal Units

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