The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 2, 1965 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, March 2, 1965
Page 5
Start Free Trial

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO.ROUND PBANftOM BY JACK ANDERSON (Editor's Note: Drew Pearson is in the Caribbean. The column is written by his associate, Jack Anderson). WASHINGTON - The United States, Russia, and Red China are playing a grim game of international poker, which could affect the whole course of history. Crucial decisions are now being made in Moscow, Peking, and Washington which could determine whether the great powers will resume the cold war, perhaps even risk a hot war. Here are the latest backstage developments: Mao Tze-tung, the Red Chinese czar, has rebuffed a Soviet friendship feeler and is now trying to force Russia into a con- tiict vmn me united static.. Soviet Premier Alexsei Kosy- gin stop off in Peking during nis recent Far Eastern trek to appeal for a Chinese-Russian settlement. But the implacable Mao, according to intelligence reports, gave Kosygin an ultimatum to choose between Red China and the United States. Mao demanded that Russia give up her peaceful coexistence policy, stop courting the United States, and unleash a full-fury, cold-war attack on America. The Kremlin leaders are struggling with the painful choice of whether to continue their overtures to the free world or resume the militant leadership of the communist world. The diplomatic dispatches indicate that the Russians are deeply embarassed over their dilemma, that they don't want to split up with Red China or break off with the United States. Meanwhile, President Johnson has dropped hints - which he hopes will get back to Moscow and Peking - that he will withdraw all American forces from South Vietnam if the communists will call off their guerrilla war. He has made it plain that the United States is prepared to step up the Vietnamese war or pull out of it. The choice is up to the communists, whose actions will determine how the United States will respond. Some Air Force generals secretly hope Red C,hina will provoke the United States into bombing the Ghjijese mainland, They are .looking for "an excuse to devastate the Chinese atomic installations and knock China out of the nuclear race. They argue this could save the United States from a grave nuclear threat five or ten years from now. For once Chinese nuclear warheads are able to soar across the Pacific, our industrial centers will become vulnerable to Chinese attack. Yet we would be unable to retaliate with the same effectiveness against China's primitive, baked-mud villages. Aerial photographs show that the Chinese communists, for all their belligerence, don't seem to be preparing to enter the Vietnamese conflict. In fact, the Chinese army ac' tually seems to be deployed in defensive positions. Only a few hundred Chinese advisers and technicians have been sent into North Vietnam. There has also been no massive propaganda drive inside China to prepare the people for war. Result; Our policymakers don't believe the Chinese really want a military showdown with the United States. However, the rabid Chinese Reds might make the mistake of believing their own propaganda that the United States is a paper tiger. This could lead to the showdown they don't seem to want. - o-GANGSTER-- A SECRET POET- Believe it or not, the notorious underworld informer, Joe Val- achi, is a poet at heart. This scowling, growling gangster must now spend the rest of his days in jail, alone save for the company of his guards, as protection from the vengeance of the mob. Yet once, he was one of New York's most, feared and deadly gunman, He boasted to a former cellmate that he had accounted for more than 20 murders. He shot or slugged it out with cops and crooks alike in dozens of scrapes. He also wore flashy clothes, squired gaudy girls, and spent his winters at the Florida tracks. But beneath his gruff exterior is the soul of a poet. Federal agents have shown (his cwumn some of the poetry he used to write to his girl friend, Carol Jacobs. With more passion than rhyme, he wrote; "Do you love your Joey Boy ? If you don't love •'our Joey Boy, he is going to die." Valachi has also written some prose in crude but colorful language straight out of Damon Runyon. If he can sell his writings, ironically he wants to turn over the royalties to his wife, whom he still professes to love. - o - -WORKING AGAINST KENNEDY— Vice President Hubert Humphrey's backers in Massachusetts are quietly supporting Edward McCormack, nephew of House Speaker John McCormack, for the governorship in 1966. This is a calculated move to block the Kennedy family from controlling the state political machine at convention time, 1968. The Kennedys are grooming ex-White House aide Kenneth 0'- Donnell for the governorship. But Humphrey's supporters fear, that O'Donnell, as governor, would help the Kennedys try to block Humphrey's renomination for Vice President. These suspicious supporters believe the Kennedy brothers would like to eliminate Humphrey as a future contender for the presidential nomination. Note - The competitive Kennedy brothers, Senators Bob and Ted, are already trying to outdo each other in the Senate. They watch one another's speeches, statements, and votes, always looking for a chance to outmaneuver the other. - o - —INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE— President Johnson's doctors did some medical detective work, including the taking of specimens from ailing White House personnel, to find out who gave the President his famous case of executive flu. At last report, the culprit was still at large . .. The President has been amusing friends with his mimicry of correspondents asking him questions at press conferences. His little act is the best show in town . .. Ex-White House aide Walter Jenkins plans to settle down in Austin, Tex., as soon as he is excused from the Bobby Baker investigation. Upon doctor's orders, he. has. given the,Senate Rules Committee-' -written answers rather than oral testimony. Meanwhile, he is trying to sell his Washington home and start a new career in Austin as a manufacturer's representative... President Johnson is keeping a personal watch on junketing Congressmen. 1 He has ordered the monthly reports on Congressional travel, complete with a breakdown of how much money was spent, to be forwarded to the White House for his personal attention. -ROMANTIC GENERAL- The Army is hustling its top aviation officer, Maj. Gen. Clifton von Kann, into retirement this week before the lid blows off a torrid romance. The flamboyant, 49-year-old general, a dashing figure in paratroop boots and white scarf tucked in at the throat, has been wooing the wife of a former subordinate at honeymoon spots around the world. Often the taxpayers helped foot the bills for these romantic trysts. The titillating affair was revealed in a packet of love letters, spiced with ecstatic passages, written by von Kann to the wife of Col. Daniel H. Heyne, recently retired. The angry husband turned the letters over to the Pentagon. Col. Heyne formerly was Chief of Staff at Fort Rucker, Ala., the Army Aviation Center, which von Kann commands. After the Heynes were transferred to Texas, Mrs. Heyne returned to Fort Rucker to paint the general's portrait. (She is an accomplished artist who studied in Munich and Rome - ironically, at her husband's expense.) The colonel's lady, a brunette beauty, stayed at the von Kann home and was formally entertained by Mrs. von Kann. After the love letters fell into Army hands, Gen. von Kann was summoned to the Pentagon. Gen. Harold Johnson, the Army Chief, decided the most discreet way to handle the scandal would be to let von Kann retire as quickly and quietly as possible. Gen Johnson wrote to the aggrieved husband: "Gen. von Kann will retire from the military service on 28 February 1965. The departure of Gen. von Kann should, I believe, clearly demonstrate that I do not condone improper behavior on the part of ,any personnel of the United States Army.''* Aside from the philandering, the Army was disturbed over von Kann's use of military travel funds to meet "Kitti" Heyne in cozy places from Cape Cod, Mass., to the Bay of Sorrento, Italy. He used Army aircraft to make several clandestine visits, for example, to points near her home in Texas. - o - -HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES— Everett Dirksen, the woolly headed, organ-voiced Senate Republican leader, is more sick than his doctors have admitted ,.toirthe public. .President Johnson recently pleaded with him to work only two days a week. During Dirksen's recent ill spell in Florida, the President got on the long-distance phone almost daily to inquire about his health . . .Rep. Robert Sikes, D-Fla., has discovered how to save on dental bills. He merely got elected to Congress and received a quickie commission in the Army Reserves. He was promoted all the way to major general for fighting the Army's battles in Meet LuVerne Seniors tu»td0y, March 2. 196S AI0ona (la.) Upp«r DM His senior activities in school are basketball and track. Don's favorite pastimes are eating and sleeping. His favorite foods are steak and pecan pie. He has no favorite song but likes them all. Don plans to spend two years at Webster City Junior college, and from there his plans are indefinite. Trigonometry, English, bookkeeping, physics, advanced math and government are Don's senior subjects. Don's pet peeves are people who snap their gum anri n*> 0 ple who think that thev know it all. SUZANNE DUDLEY Suzanne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dudley of LuVerne. Her activities in school are speech, mixed quartet, and mixed chorus. Suzanne's favorite pastimes are traveling, reading, and playing the piano. Her favorite foods are steak, shrimp and french fried onions. Suzanne rates "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" as her favorite song. After graduation Suzanne plans to attend Westmar College in LeMars and become a high school teacher. Her subjects this year are English, trig and pre-college math, physics, home economics and government. Suzanne's pet peeves are people who jump to conclusions and form unjust accusations and people who don't have a sense of humor. DON MEYER Don is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer of LuVerne. * TITONKA By Mrt. Mary Schroed«r Mr. and Mrs. Homer Downs are wintering in Florida for several weeks. They are presently staying at Winterhaven. The Dan Wubben family plan to move March 1 to Independence where they have purchased an A and W Drive-in. Mr. Wubben has been on the D-X service truck for 14 years and has sold this business to Don Gerdls. Helen Boyken of Woden has purchased the Wubben home and will be moving In March. Mr. and Mrs. John Rode were honored on their 53rd wedding anniversary when their son's family, the Art Rodes, gave a dinner for them Sunday. Mrs. Don Budlong and infant daughter left by plane from Chicago Sunday evening for Florida to be at her parents, the C. H.Toggweiler's for their golden wedding observance. Circles of Good Hope Lutheran church met this week with Verna circle at the* church and Elida circle at Mrs. Douglas Mechler home on Tuesday evening; on Wednesday morning Leola circle met at the church, in the after noon Elizabeth circle met at the church, and Barbara circle at the home of Mrs. Clifford Krantz; In the evening, Gloria circle met at the home of Mrs. Walter Baade. Mr. and Mrs. Art Rode and Arnold Brandt were coffee guests at the Kermlt Brandt home In Swea City after the game Monday evening. Tltonka Woman's Club met Thursday at the home of Mrs. H. W. Kitzlnger. A travelogue on Switzerland was presented by Mrs. C. Krantz. Mrs. H. Beed gave a surprise number and Mrs. C. Brandt delivered Federation news. Buffalo T\vp. Homemakers met Friday at the home of Mrs. M. Glvens. Mrs. D. Mechler was co-hostess. The lesson on home furnishings was presented. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Doocy and family of Bancroft have moved into the Karry Hill house in southeast Titonka. Junior M. Y. F. met at Titonka Methodist church at 5 p. m. Sunday evening, with Mrs. Glenn Larsen and Mrs. Clarence Isebrand serving the supper and Cindy Harms led devotions. Senior M. Y. F. met at 7:30 for a Valentine party. Hostesses were Jeanne and Linda Gingrich and Sharon and Karen Eden. Titonka Federated Club met Thursday evening at the library meeting room, with Mrs. Rollie Fox and Mrs. Edward Brandt hostesses. Helen Schuster gave the lesson on re vie won stage plav and Shirley Boyken presented a short lesson on music. Minor Crash Station wagons driven by Mrs. Louis Reilly and Jim Esser of Algona collided at the intersection of Moore and Kennedy streets here at 8:20 a. m. Wednesday. Slight damage resulted to both vehicles and local police investigated. There are about 4,000 mobile home parks in California. The boundaries of the Soviet Union total 38,000 miles. the House Appropriations Committee. Among other benefits, his exalted rank has entitled him to get his teeth fixed for a bargain $1.75 a sitting . . . 53 Attend 4-H Club Meeting At Whirtemore The regular meeting of the Whittemore Boys' 4-H Club was held at the Legion hall, Feb. 17, presided over by John Winkel. John Winkel was nominated 4-H Fun Night King candidate. Jim Walker and Barb Winkel were chosen delegates for State Camp. Steve Mergen was chosen as alternate. Demonstrations were given by Kathy Besch and Barb Winkel on "Photography"; Mark Besch and Mark Erdmanon"Ear Notching Baby Pigs". Physical fitness was discussed while Mark and David Besch showed the exercises for boys and Barb Winkel showed the exercises for girls. •' Lunchi was served by Detricks and Fuosses. M - i At Short Course H. Dale Cole, Algona, is attending a BASIC FEED short course this week - February 2226 - in Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA), a manufacturing and wholesale cooperative which serves about 1,748 local cooperatives, including Hobarton Coop. Elev. Co. of which Mr. Cole is the manager. hoi water's handy... With an ELECTRIC WATER HEATER You can place an electric water heater anywhere in your home—right beside the bath tub, if you wish. This means that you can • Put your hot water supply where you use hot water most, cut down on amount of hot water wasted in long pipe runs. • Make best use of space... put water heater in closet. . . under kitchen counter space... or anywhere else. Electric water heaters need no venting ... are safe as an electric light—and keep plenty of hot water on tap.., automatically, the electric way! See your dealer. Algona Municipal Utilities Sale of CCC Surplus Storage Bins Public Auction, March 10 The Kossuth County ASC Committee, acting as Agents for Commodity Credit Corporation, a corporate agency of the United States within the Department of Agriculture, will offer for sale the following described storage bins at public aution: SWEA CITY BIN SITE: No. Manufacturer Capacity Type Foundation 2 Great Lakes 38,200 Steel 3 20 Butler Butler 2,740 Steel Block 2,740 Steel Block Location Vi mile north Farmers Co-Op. Eltv. Quonset VA mile north Farmers Co-Op. Eltv. West The Quaker Oats Co. BANCROFT BIN SITE: 2 Mitchell 45,802 1 Great Lakes 38,200 1 Great Lakes 38,200 18 Butler 2,740 3 Butler 2,175 15 Butler 3,276 Alum. Steel Steel Steel Steel Alum. Block Block Steel South Ball Park—Straight Sidewall South Lumber Yard—Quonset West Champlin Station—Quonset West Champlin Station West Champlin Station West Champlin Station SALE: MARCH 10,9:00 a.m. at SWEA CITY, 11 p.m. at BANCROFT Inspection: The grain bins may be inspected March 9, 1965, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 3:00 P. M. Purchasers Certification: Each purchaser of a bin will be required to execute a certificate that the bin will be used in connection with the handling or storage of agricultural commodities. Cash on day of sale for all sales of $1 Q Q Qr |ess A j epos|t of $100 will be required on each bin. On all sales over that amount, the balance is to be paid in cash within ten (10) days of date of sale, or the balance may be financed under the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, providing the prospective purchaser meets eligibility requirements under the program. Information regarding eligibility under the Form Storage Facility Loan Program may be obtained from the focal county office. Prospective purchasers should establish their eligibility at the county office prior to the sale. Removal of Property: Bin * »»* •>• r ' removed from the bin site within 30 days from date of sale unless other arrangements are mode with land owner before the sale. Title and Risk of Loss: ™.« *v. he gram bins shall vest in the purchaser when payment is made. After passage of title, risk of loss or destruction from any cause whatsoever shall be borne by the purchaser. Bids: offers. Tax: Commodity Credit Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all Purchasers of bins must make payment of the State Use Tax to the State Tax Commission, Division of Retail Sales and Use Tax, State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa. BIN MOVERS INDICATE BE PRESENT THEY WILL Additional Information Concerning This Sale May Be Obtained by Contacting Curtis P. Haahr Ph,: 295-3576, Algona Office Mgr. Kossuth County ASCS Office County ASCS Office Auctioneers; Quinn & Yungeberg NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS Personnel, Clerk ALGONA

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free