The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 25, 1965 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1965
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WASHINGTON MlRRY-GO-ROUND WASHINGTON - While the bombs were bursting in North Vietnam, President Johnson worked - skillfully behind the scenes to soothe the Russians and to keep the cold war chill from plunging. He sent secret assurances to the Soviets that he did not blame them for the sneak attacks on American property and personnel, that he was convinced North Vietnam deliberately planned the action to put visiting Soviet Premier Alexel Kosygin on the spot. Through Soviet specialist Llewellyn Thompson, who acted as messenger between the White House and the Russian embassy during the tension, the President also made clear that he had no wish to expand the war beyond answering the North Vietnamese challenge. All the while, he anxiously read the Soviet reactions to the crisis to see how the Kremlin was taking it, and watched the Intelligence reports for signs of military activity. Although there were roars of rage from Moscow, Johnson was pleased at the general restraint. And the intelligence reports gave no hint that the Russians intended to back up their protests' with military action, except for rushing air defense weapons to North Vietnam. Intelligence dispatches indicated that Kosygin helped to set up a delivery system while he was in Asia. North Vietnam is expected to get some modern supersonic fighters and antiaircraft missiles. Some satellite diplomats have whispered that the Kremlin considered it a diplomatic affront to have Kosygin greeted in North Vietnam by American bombs and that Russia had no alternative but to respond. One East European diplomat compared the incident to the Cuban missile crisis. Yet on the whole, President Johnson is optimistic that his quiet efforts to reduce east- west tensions will not be interrupted for long. He hopes the Vietnam crisis will blow over before the scheduled May- meeting of the big four foreign ministers in Vienna. At this meeting he hopes to complete arrangements for an exchange of visits with the Kremlin leaders. Meanwhile the President believes Russia does not want a military showdown with the United States in Vietnam. To help keep the crisis under control, he has issued stern orders to subordinates not to speculate in public on future action in North Vietnam. Note -- The President has made pointed remarks around the ' White House about Ambassador Maxwell Taylor's need for a rest. As soon as a graceful exit can be arranged, Taylor can be expected to submit his resignation. The President won't call him home during the crisis, however, for fear it would be interpreted as an act of no-confidence. -o- —LAUNCH DUMP- HUMPHREY DRIVE- When President Johnson was hospitalized with the flu, a chill went through the executive offices and paneled clubrooms of conservative businessmen who are appalled at the thought of Vice President Hubert Humphrey inheriting the White House. Several of the President's conservative backers started an undercover campaign to knock Humphrey off the democratic ticket in 1968. But the irrepressible Humphrey, who has all the appeal of a pet dog wagging its tail, began his own campaign to woo conservative businessmen. It will be interesting to see what happens when the irresistible charm meets the immov- able suspicion. Note -- Though Humphrey carefully confines his activities to the assignments the President gives him, he takes a zestful interest in everything that goes on in the government. He has complained that the state department, for example, is sending inferior athletes to represent the United States abroad. - o- --ANTI-COMMUNIST MARTYR?-- The real reason that the Reel Chinese were ordered out of the tiny African nation of Burundi was that they were implicated with the assassins of the anti-communist premier. When King Mwami Mwambutsa heard he was next on the assassination list, he decided it was time to get rid of the Chinese. The king was convinced that Ngendamdumwe was shot because he tried to stop Chinese communist Infiltration and influence in his country. He discovered, for example, that six Watusi agents, trained in Peking, were giving military Instruction to Watusi warriors in Burundi. There was an international uproar when apro-communist leader, Patrice Lumumba, was murdered in the Congo. He became an African martyr. Streets, stadiums, and universities were named after him. It will be interesting to see how these same African nations now react to the murder of an anti - communist leader. Ngen- damdumwe was trying to keep his people out of the communist orbit; Lumumba was trying to lead his people into it. -o- --WASTE TAXPAYERS' MONEY— President Johnson overlooked an important economy in the space budget when he failed to settle the costly Air Force- NASA feud over establishing a manned outpost in space. Both agencies are demanding jurisdiction over the space stations that eventually will be circling the earth. Since the Pres- Meet LuVerne Seniors LOREN WITIMEIER Loren is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lee Wittmeier of LuVerne. He enjoys working on cars in his free time. Loren rates pizza as his favorite food. He likes all popular music, and has no favorite song. Loren's plans for the future after graduation are indefinite. His senior subjects are English, bookkeeping, shop, economics, and government. Loren's pet peeve is lazy people. DARLENE HELEN GOETSCH Darlene is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Goetsch of Lu- Verne. Her senior activities are mixed chorus and manager of the girls basketball team. In her free time Darlene likes to play records and cook. Her favorite foods are pizza and hamburgers. Town Without Pity is her favorite song, but she enjoys all popular tunes. Darlene plans to attend State College of Iowa and become an elementary teacher. Her subjects this year are home economics, English, bookkeeping, advanced typing, and government. Darlene's pet peeve is people who pretend they are something they aren't. D-Wasli., saw active duty during World War II as a humble mlisted man. Rut in 1953, the year he entered the Senate, he received a spectacular promotion to major In the Army Reserves. He is now a lieutenant colonel sitting on the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he can do the Army the most good. Another World War II enlisted man, Hep. Edward Herwinski, R-I11., alsoliecame a major overnight after he was elected to Congress. His quickie commission in the Air Force He- serves coincided with his appointment to the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. He has assured this column, however, tlmt his active-duty junkets abroad have been more work '.han play. The Air Force promoted Rep. G. Elliott Ha^an, D-Ga., another ex-enlisted man, all the way to lieutenant colonel in 19G2, the year after he arrived in Congress. Possible explanation: Hagan's two fellow Georgians, Sen. Dick Russell and Rep. Carl Vinson, were then Chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, respectively. Two former, short-time Congressmen, Ed Foreman, R-Tex., and Harold Ryan, D-Mich., managed to get their quickie commissions before the voters retired them. - n- President Johnson has grum- Thursday, Feb. 25, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper De* Metnw-J ident didn't intervene, both are now proceeding with their own duplicate plans. The President authorized $50,000,000 for NASA, $150,000,000 for the Air Force to design separate space stations. These amounts are only chicken feed, however, to the billions this duplication will cost if the President permits it to continue. -o—DIPLOMATIC GRAPEVINE— prom Paris, the American em- REAL MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT KOSSUTH COUNTY'S SIXTH ANNUAL BARBERSHOP PARADE HARMONY ... FUN ... VARIETY . . . ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING Satu "THE FOUR KIPPERS" (FROM INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI - ABOVE) "THE ASTRO-NAUGHTS" (CURRENT CENTRAL STATE CHAMPIONS - MASON CITY) rday, FEB. 27 8P.M. ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM Tickets Available From Chorus Members & Salesman's Bureau RESERVED SEATS AT RUSK DRUG bled privately to Congressional leaders about all the deadheads on the government payroll. He would like to get rid of a number, he said, in the State and Agriculture Departments. But he complained that the Civil Service regulations were so rigid he couldn't fire anyone . . . 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Russia is still holding up renewal of her economic agreement with Cuba, an agreement which Dictator Castro desperately needs to keep Cuba from economic ruin but which has been costing the Russians a whopping million dollars a day. So far, only Albania, Bulgaria, and Red China have renewed their aid agreements with Cuba for 1965 . . . one sure sign that east-west trade barriers are breaking down is the confidential report that Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola are competing to supply soft drinks to the European satellites. -o- —WANT COMMISSIONS— Ever so quietly in order not to disturb the voters, reserve officers in Congress are putting pressure on the Pentagon not to take away their military privileges. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara has suggested unkindly that the armed forces can get along without them, and has ordered an end to their military gallivanting. But Congressmen with starched uniforms home in the closet aren't going to give up their brass hats without a fight. Perhaps the most bitter are the instant officers, who got their commissions as miraculously as their wives might whip up a cake from a box of ready mix. Leader of these 24-hour wonders (it took at least a day for them to become officers) is Rep. Robert Sikes, D-Fla., as stern and distinguished a major general as ever fought for more appropriations for the • Army. He spent the last two wars battling for the Army in Congress, except for an inspection tour the last three months of 1944. For this brief duty, the Army gratefully commissioned him a major. He rose rapidly in the Army Reserves, charging up Capitol Hill and inspecting overseas vacation spots, until he was commissioned a brigadier general in 1960. Two years later, he was promoted to major general, the exalted rank he holds today, -o- —MUSICAL MAJOR— Another instant officer, Rep. Clement Zablocki, D-Wis., had wielded nothing more menacing than a baton until the Air Force gave him a quickie commission as a major in October, 1956. The former choir director had absolutely no prior military service. Yet the Air Force saw fit to promote him to lieutenant colonel in 1963, presumably for his heroic service on Capitol Hill, fighting for Air Force interests. Sea. Henry "Scoop" Jackson, STRONG CHURCHES... Make Strong Communities Tfcfls "And the world passes away, and the lust oj it: but he who does the will oj God abides forever." —1 John 2:17 How easy it is for all of us to be caught up in the tempest that surrounds us, to lose ourselves in the frantic struggle to surround ourselves with the best of everything this modern world has to offer. There is nothing wrong with ambition, no fault to be found in honest effort to achieve the conveniences and luxur es that make life more pleasant. There is danger only when we become so engrossed in the accumulation of worldly things that we forget how temporary these things really are; and how permanent will be our judgment when these things have passed away. Let us not therefore become so ambitious, so industrious, that we have no time for God. Forever is a long, long time. Read your BIBLE dally and GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY Theie Special Weekly Church Messages brought to yd« by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutzell, Bulk Plant - 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 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. Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway ISuEait - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires - Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. 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