The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 18, 1965 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1965
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WASHINGTON MERRY-60-ROUND . . h OH1W PBAItAOM 'WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has feeen gravely concerned regarding threats on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. With assassination becoming a way of life In Rarlem, Dallas, Mississippi, and Alabama, it's feared that a Klansman or some white extremist might kill King. the Justice Department went to the extent of asking Dick Gregory, the Negro comedian, what Negro reaction would be if King were killed. Gregory confirmed Justice Department fears that there would be rioting - and retaliation against whites in New York, Chicago and big Negro communities. Justice Department has sent two FBI agents to help guard King. This is In violation of usual FBI rules that the agency should "investigate" after a crime, not protect private individuals. Last week extra Justice Department attorneys were also sent to Selma to check on threats against King and ascertain whether more protection was needed. - o - —LABOR BREAKFAST-- President George Meany of the AFL-CIO breakfasted with Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Secretary of Labor Wirtz at Miami Beach recently, where Meany complained that the Johnson administration seemed more eager to help industry than labor. Meany pointed out that corporate profits had shot up 44 percent since 1961 compared to a 19 percent wage increase. He also Insisted that official figures on unemployment were phony, that they didn't include workers who have given up looking for jobs and resigned themselves to permanent unemployment; also didn't include people .working less than 40 hours a .week. Actual unemployment figures, Meany claimed, are more than. ?. per cent higher than official figures. ' Meany told Humphrey and .Wirtz__that the Johnson administration doesn't seem to be aware of the seriousness of labor problems. .. , ...... ; - o r --POLITICS AND VIETNAM" During the Vietnamese .crisl£, : . Preslden^ Johnson^has been operating as f if *he3vere back on Capitol Hill as Senate Majority 'Leader. "What worries that about half'the Democratic Senators oppose his tough Vietnamese policy. But thanks to LBJ's persuasion and pressure, plus help from Vice President Humphrey, they have been staying In line. Johnson has been on the telephone frequently thanking Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois, the Republican leader, for his valiant support. Speeches have even been written at the White House for Republican Senators to deliver. And when Sen. Frank Church of Idaho delivered his criticism of the administration on Vietnam, Johnson asked him at a Congressional reception: "Where did you get your Information?" "From Walter Lippmann," Church replied. "Next time you want a dam, talk to Walter Lippmann," snapped the President. Other Senators have got the message. Sen. Proxmire, the Wisconsin Democrat who is trying to put the ex-governor of Wisconsin, John Reynolds, across as a Federal Judge,, normally would oppose the President on Vietnam, but has become a strong booster. So it's probable that ex-Governor Reynolds will get his judge ship. So goes politics and foreign policy along Pennsylvania Avenue. - o - —TOO MANY FARMERS- LBJ is still worried about the heavy expense of the farm program and toying with the idea ' that uneconomic farmers must eventually get off the farm. Last month he bowed to Vice President Humphrey and Secretary Freeman by eliminating a passage from his Farm Message which pointed out that one million American farmers could feed the entire nation; two and a half million might eventually move to the cities. More recently the President has told Budget Director Kermit Gordon - the man who wrote this passage - to continue talking about it. He said the argument was good for the nation, that the farm problem could not be settled without continuing debate. - o - —RUSK ON VIETNAM— ... Diplomatic circles are.buzzing, with reports that Dean Rusk does not approve of Johnson's tough policy in bombing Vietnam. Rusk stayed in Miami for some days nursing a "cold" at a time when Secretary of Defense McNamara, who had a real case of pneumonia, hopped out of bed to support the President. Our best Information is that not only Is Rusk lukewarm over the tough policy -In Vietnam but also Under Secretary of State George Ball and Deputy Under Secretary Llewellyn Thompson, an expert on East Europe and Soviet affairs. They are going along with the President, but have considerable misgivings over the fact that his policy is alienating the neutrals, causing embarrassment to our best friends. Note: DeGaulle is reported ready to recognize North Vietnam as a slap at Washington. - o - —KREMLIN'S TWO- MAN TEAM- Don't be fooled by the fact that Kosygin is taking all the public bows for the new Kremlin leadership. This doesn't mean that Leonid Brezhnev, Secretary of the Communist Party, has been shunted to the side lines. Actually he is still probably the most powerful of the two-man team. Kosygin was sent to North Vietnam because he represents the Soviet government, not the Communist party. If Brezhnev had gone, he would have had more questions to answer for, since the party is stronger than the government. Kosygin could pass the buck back; Brezhnev couldn't. Kosygin went to East Germany at a mysterious time. Ulbricht was absent in Cairo, and the Communist Conference had been summoned to meet In Moscow. Kosygin's trip was merely to open the Leipzig Fair, take a brief look around East Berlin. It's believed that the reason for his trip was to downgrade the Communist Conference In Moscow. Soviet leaders knew in advance it would not get anywhere, therefore didn't want it to make headlines. So Kosygin took a run out to East Germany. Carolyn Sabin Of Algona To Wed April 17 HEW SEAMLESS ALL-ALUMINUM CAN SEALS IN HAMM'S FAMOUS FRESHNESS 12 OUNCES LIGHTWEIGHT FAST-CHILLING O 1JS5 Thto. Himm Brtwinf Co. plants in SI.Piul.Minn .Sinrrtneitto.tMAnftlM.Hfttntoii POTTER DISTRIBUTING CO CAROLYN SABIN Leo Sabln, Algona, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Carolyn Jane, to Jerry. Allen McArthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Durwood McArthur, Algona. They will be married April 17 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. —WASHINGTON BRIEFS- Bobby Kennedy has read every word of the Warren Report, is convinced its conclusions are correct regarding his brother's assassination If you're a Republican Senator, you can get your speeches written by the White House these days - provided you support LBJ on Vietnam .... The Navajo Indians have persuaded Internal Revenue to give them tax deductions on the cost of tribal dances when performed for healing or health- giving . . . .LBJ is so grateful to Sen. Dirksen, the GOP leader, for his support in Vietnam, that Dirksen will have the chief say- so on such key posts as the Federal Power Commission and Federal Communications Commission. Social Clubs Hold Meetings At Portland PORTLAND - Four Corner Social Club met Mar. 9 in the home of Wyona Harms, after being postponed one week because of bad weather. Mrs. Loren Hansen and children were guests. Marieta Zwiefel and Agnes Stewart each received a birthday present from their secret sisters. The next meeting will be April 6 in the home of Janice Moore. The Portland Social Club met March 11 in the home of Josephine Arend. Program: each brought their baby picture, all trying to guess who was who. Elvira Christensen was in charge of fun time. Bingo was played, several winning prizes. The next meeting will be held April 8 in the home of Mrs. Tony Jandl. Josephine Arend will be in charge of fun time. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch, Korene and Judy were Sunday guests in the Harold Fitch home at Renwick. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Muller and family and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muller, Whittemore, were guests in the Roger Scott home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schmidt and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Christensen were Friday supper guests in the home of Mrs. Elvira Christensen at Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker returned home Friday after being gone three weeks and traveling 5000 miles. They first went to Greenwood, Indiana to the Jack Sodrel home, then accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Sodrel went to Sebring, Fla. where they visited relatives. They also spent three days at Miami, then returned to 1 t ,t-tl'U»' S Phone 295-3202 ALGONA (14-16-18-20) SAVE for the down payment The more you "pay down" the lower the financing charges when you buy a house. Savo at Homo Federal Savings for the things YOU want. Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n All Atceuntt Fully Insured to $10,000 Save From The Tenth — Earn From The Flrit 4% Current Earning* SINCE 1917 - ALGONA, IOWA Indiana Sunday where they visited relatives at New Albany, Tell City, Cannelton and Derby. On their way home they spent Thursday night with Mrs. Becker's sister and family, the Ralph Dugans at Davenport. Saturday evening guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louts Krull were Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Seaberg, Gary Priebe, James McMahon and Corinne Shimel, all of Algona. This was in honor of Louis' birthday. "The world's greatest blessings are the fruit of the World's greatest sorrows." Thursday, March 18, 1965 A Mrs. Benschoter To Head Plum Creek Club The Plum Creek women's club met March 10th at the home of Elsie Willrett assisted by Sadie Spilling. Opening numbers were two poems on Spring read by Max- Itie Marshall. Roll call was answered by 12 members. Election of Officers were held. -' V 5 .' .*. o; i"i it - - .* New Officers are : President Mrs. Hollls Benschoter; Vlce- President - Mrs. Mike Schmit; Secretary - Mrs. Wm. Mawhall; Vice- Secretary - Mrs. John Scu- ffham; Treasurer - Mrs. Floyd Bode. Salvador Souza a student from Brazil gave a very Interesting talk of his country, Brazil, and family. The next meeting will be April 14th with Mrs. Ronald Gardner, assisted by Mrs. Claude Seely. _ More than i 1/2 million visitors n year sec* the Liberty Bell. \ ONLY THE DODGE DOYS HAVEIT '65 DONE POLARA MOVE UP, MISTER, WITHOUT PAYING ANY MORE Thinking seriously about moving up? We've got just the ticket-a beautiful new '65 Dodge Polara. Leaves the low-price field far behind in everything except price! You'll enjoy the elegant, color-matched interiors. Silk-smooth Torsion-Aire ride. Spirited 270 HP V8 (it's standard equipment!) that sips regular gas. D Something else. The Dodge Boys are the easiest guys in town to get along with. That's what customers have told us. (Our repeat business proves it!) We do our darndest to give you the best price, highest trade-in, most sensible terms. What more can you ask? Economical, on-time service after you buy? Absolutely! •. Stop soon and move up to a '65 Dodge Polara. Without paying any more!' " Only The Dodge Boys have it! PERCIVAL MOTORS, INC 800 SO. PHILLIPS ST., ALGONA, IOWA • • t SOYBEAN CLINIC FREE LUNCH AT NOON - 9:30 A.M. to BO P.M. - THURSDAY, MARCH 18 - Y.F.W. HALL, ALGONA INFORMATIVE — ENTERTAINING — PRACTICAL — AND All FREE Sponsored locally by The Algona Upper Des Moines in Conjunction With a Host ot Good Firms To Know _1 _^>. A ^.^.>.^___.^V^A^ A A^Am«..«AMiAAAAAAAaAaa**a***OO>OOOOOOOO)OOOOOl

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