The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 9, 1965 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 9, 1965
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M VKsHIMGTOM MERRY. Go-ROUND WASHINGTON -- Disclosure that the law firm of Rep. Emanuel Celler, Brooklyn Democrat and long-time chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, split a fee with Bobby Baker could open up an investigation of one of the worst legal rackets on Capitol Hill - Congressional law firms. Various Congressmen, especially in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, have been practicing law on the side, sometimes get their clients' legislation mixed up with the national interest. The practice is bipartisan and ranges from the Celler law firm to that of William Miller, recently Republican candidate for Vice President. Another Congressman who operates a thriving law firm is Abraham Multer, Democrat, of Brooklyn. Because the law firm racket cuts both ways, it's doubtful whether any real investigation will take place. However, Republicans have been hammering so hard on the Bobby Baker probe that they may have opened the door. If there is an investigation of the Celler law firm, you can be sure there will also be one of the Miller law firm in Lockport, N. Y. * * * -CHURCHILL'S SON-IN-LAW- John N. Wheeler, the elder statesman-journalist who as head of the North American Newspaper Alliance used to negotiate with Winston Churchill for his writings, tells this story on the late British statesman: Churchill's daughter, Sarah, was once married to a British actor, Vic Oliver, whom Churchill didn't like. His dislike was based partly on the fact that Vic Oliver called him "Papa". After the war was over, Oliver once asked Churchill: "Papa, who was the greatest leader of the war?" "Mussolini," grumbled Churchill. "He had the courage to shoot his son-in-law." * * * —THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH-In retrospect, those closest to the President regret the doctor's decision to take him to the hospital at 2:30 a.m. It scared the public unduly, aroused suspicions that the old heart ailment had returned. However, my investigation leads to the conclusion that this was not the case, that the President 'did have a fever, was exhausted, and did need to get away from the telephone. But he could have rested just as well at the White House without alarming the public. Cause of the President's illness was partly personal vanity. He refused to wear an overcoat during the swearing- in ceremony. He did wear thermal underwear; but he had to stand for more than 15 minutes during the ceremony. On top of this, Inaugural Week was exhausting. Earlier he had been working late on various messages, had had no opportunity to unwind. LBJ is probably the most intense President to occupy the White House since the days of Theodore Roosevelt. His hours in the executive offices sometimes go right up to 10 p.m. before he breaks for dinner. After dinner he invariably works in his bedroom, sometimes reading reports until 2 or 3 a.m. He is usually up at 7, though actually doesn't get out of bed until around 9. He reads in bed. He takes a full hour's nap in the afternoon, undressing and putting on pajamas. Eisenhower after his heart attack spent more time out of the White House than in it. Kennedy took frequent weekends in Palm Beach, Hyannisport, or in Virginia. Johnson doesn't like Camp David, finds it too isolated, too lonesome. He prefers the White House for weekends If he can't go back to Texas, He's sensitive, however, regarding the cost of flying to Texas - about $10,000 a round trip. Mrs. Johnson has talked about renting the Virginia estate of Mrs, Philip Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, as an alternative weekend retreat. But the President stiU likes the White House, * * * -ADAM POWELL'S "PALACE"After showing UPI photographer Ed Alley around his palatial office suite in the new Rayburn Building, Rep. Adam Powell, D-N.Y., in- Clayton quired: "What do you think of it?" "There's only one thing wrong," suggested Alley. "You don't have a space in here for your Jaguar." * * * —MISSISSIPPI SENTIMENT— Under the new Civil Rights Act, the Health, Education, and Welfare Department has been asking Southern school districts whether they are complying with the Supreme Court ruling on integration. The returns have been significant. A majority of Southern school districts have signed pledges to integrate, including more than 60 percent in Georgia. Many rural areas in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama, have sent the forms back - unsigned. Chief negative reaction has come from Mississippi, where sentiment has hardened against both integration and the federal government. There is considerable sentiment in Mississippi for closing all Negro schools and using state tax money to educate white children only. Some time ago the State Legislature repealed the Mississippi Public School Law, so that compulsory public school education does not exist in Mississippi. * * * -REFUGEE CHECK— Albert Heffner, the insurance man who was forced out of McComb, Miss., by a business boycott after entertaining two Freedom Workers in his home, received an interesting check the other day from Germany. The check was for 312 West German marks and came from Berlin to Heffner's address in Hyattsville, Md., where he has been living since his exile from Mississippi. Investigation showed that the check came from Berlin school children who had read in this column how Heffner was boycotted. tutftday, F*fa. 9, 1*65 Algeria (la.) Upp«r 0«» Moinet-5 The Germans knew what bigotry meant under Hitler and wanted to aid a victim of bigotry in the United States. * * * -BEHIND THE BAMBOO CURTAIN- You don't always have to hire spies or agents to find out what's going on behind the Bamboo Curtain. For several weeks Central Intelligence has been pressing its agents in Southeast Asia to find out who is the mysterious commander of the communist Pathet Lao in Laos. The agents couldn't come up with anything. Last week, however, the CIA got its answer simply by tun- Ing in on Radio Peking. Radio Peking sent greetings to Khan- tay Siphandone, the Pathet Lao commander, on the anniversary of his guerrilla warfare. * * * —DENS OF INIQUITY— Some of the worst dens of iniquity near any American military base await American soldiers as they leave Keesler Air Force Base near Gulfport and Biloxi. Miss. Though a few gambling joints and houses of prostitution immediately adjacent to Keesler have been declared off limits, the rest of the area is wide open. Here every weekend soldiers get rolled, knocked in the head in alleys, or their money taken away through one- arm bandits or crap tables. Not far from the gates of Keesler, one gambling joint rakes in between $15,000 to $20,000 a month. One dryclean- ing establishment which has changed hands four times in the last year has suddenly become prosperous. It handles more than drvcleanine. however. About twelve years ago the late Sen. Lester Hunt of Wyoming, Chairman of a Senate Preparedness Subcommittee, came to the Gulfport-Biloxi area, conducted an investigation, and warned Mississippi authorities that Keesler would be closed down unless vice conditions were cleaned up. Gov. Hugh White of Mississippi acted on the warning. Vice was cleaned up. Since then the racketeers have moved back and are now more flagrant than ever. COMPLETE NEWS COVERAGE Thirty Minutes Of Complete News On The Sign-Off News 5:15 5:25 - MONDAY - SATURDAY 5:1*-5:45 SPORTS PICTURE LOCAL & AREA NEWS 5:30 - WORLD & NATIONAL NEWS & MARKETS 5:40 - KRICK WEATHER ON KLGA Algona, Iowa RADIO BUJINKJ PERJMALITIEJ AND JfR.VIC€5 AND PATRON IZf VIKING OIL CO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KING KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Depot BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES • For Remodeling, Modernizing • For Farm & Home Building • For Ready-Mixed Concrete COWAN CORP. Phone 295-5266 PRINTING At It's Best - With Quality ; ^ And Economy UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. ALGONA MILLER LUMBER CO. Building Needs of All Kinds LOWER PRICE MAX BARTHOLOMEW, Manager East State at C & NW Tracks - Algona JOHN B. ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 178 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Estimate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building No Obligation. CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 ERNIE WILLIAMS Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona "the Quality Name In Farm Equipment" fait of Algeria on Highway 18 Whatever You Need to BUILD, REPAIR or REMODEL ow IS THE TIME TO PLAN! IS THE TIME TO SEE BEN WIBBEIM Ben has had his hand in the building game for a long time. In 1936 he tame to Algona and started working for George Miller's building concern. In 1946, after 21 months in -the service overseas with the 85th Infantry Division he took Mr. Miller's business over for himself. New homes are not the only things that keep Wibben busy. He's done extensive remodeling work in many homes and farms around the area. He turns out ail kinds of building work, including cabinet making. A job is never too small or too large for this busy man who always has time to talk with everyone. While there's a back log of jobs, Ben says he never turns down any offers if they can possibly be done. Ben's expert workmanship and experience is well known in this area. This coupled with having the proper tools, experienced workmen and just plain hard intelligent work, qualifies him to be your next building contractor. See him for any of your needs, no matter what they may be ... insulating, adding a room, building farm buildings, roofing, siding, modernizing of your kitchen or bathroom, new garage, store building or a new home. Call Ben at 295-2160 after 6 p. m. and you'll always get a friendly greeting. His new office is located at the corner of Lantry and Nebraska Sts. (Just south of Miller Lumber Co.) BEN WIBBEN BUILDING CONTRACTOR All Types Building Farm and Town So. Phillip* St. Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS The Preferred L.P. Gas BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO. of Algona Phone 295-2841 Algona 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. 295-2741 BENWIBBEN Building Contractor All Types Building — Farm and Town 122 South Heckart, Algona Phone 295-2865 (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) Your Banking Needs • CONFIDENTIAL a Serving and Crowing with the Community IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA'S HOME-OWNED BANK Moving, Storage • Crating We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured — New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone 295-2275 POST Moving & Storage Algona Implement Co. FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone 295-3501 1407 Commercial St. ALCONA PLUMBING & HEATING DAY OR NIGHT SERVICE-THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT t Kohler, llheem & Crane Fixtures t Rheem Hot Water heaters. • Bruoer Water t Lux-Aire and American Standard Fur- Softeners. Maces and Air Conditioniug. • Electric Sew• INSINKERATOU Garbage Disposal Units er-Rooter Ser* vice. PHONE 295-5240 IN ALGONA

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