The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1965 · Page 7
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WASHINGTON MERRY- Go -ROUND PKAIlftAM WASHINGTON - In the White House the other day, the Presi- detit's Chinese secretary, Ruby Moy, was poring over a huge batch of letters and telegrams which had arrived following the President's message to Congress on voting rights. The congratulations came from both white and Negro, and from all ranks of life. Miss Moy picked out one telegram, signed "Garcia," and showed it to the President. He recognized it immediately as corning from a former student whom he taught in the grade schools of southwest Texas. "Garcia was one of my most difficult students," he mused, "though in the end he turned out fine." The President, who has a nostalgic memory for the past, fished out the picture of the class he had once taught and showed Ruby Moy the photograph of Garcia. Then half to himself he mused that his Mexican students had been the original inspiration for his stand on civil rights. - o - —NORTHERN RACE SCANDALS-- While national attention has been focused on the race problem in Alabama, several Northern cities, especially Detroit and Chicago, are suffering from less sensational but very deep racial problems. At a basketball game between Negro and white high schools, nine white boys were stabbed by disgruntled Negroes after the white team won. Outside Chicago, at the Tinley Park Mental Institution, Negro orderlies and personnel have been conducting sex parties with feeble-minded white inmates and taking photographs of lewd postures. Hospital authorities have either been lax or unwilling to crack down. About 80 per cent of the hospital personnel is Negro. Some white girls have been brought up from Southern Illinois to work in the hospital and have been used in a house of prostitution nearby. Illinois officials might well look into this scandal. - o - —POLITICAL JUNKET— Most significant junket taken by any Senator during 1964 was the "inspection trip" of Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia last October during the height of the election campaign. Russell has been one of the oldest Senate friends of President Johnson. When Lyndon was a gawky young Texas Senator, elected by a margin of only 83 votes, he aspired to be Senate Leader. A vacuum had developed with the defeat of Sen. Ernest McFarland of Arizona. And with a strong Republican tide running in the country, not many Senators wanted the Democratic leadership. But Lyndon enlisted his friend Dick Russell, who got on the long- distance phone and rounded up sufficient Southern votes to clinch the leadership for Johnson. This was the first step toward fulfilling Lyndon's ambition to be President. It's also one reason why Johnson has gone out of his way to invite Dick Russell to the White House on almost every occasion regardless of their recent political differences. Came the 1964 election campaign, however, and with Georgia teetering in the balance, Russell, as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, went to Europe to inspect American bases. These bases had been inspected four times already in 1964, but the Senator from Georgia inspected them again. Because he was away, Georgia went Republican for the first time in 100 years. However, what the public doesn't know is what it paid for the Georgia Senator's inspection trip. His signed vouchers have now been received at the State Department, and I can report what they are. The Senator picked up counterpart funds in Germany totaling 3,625 deutchmarks. In Austria he went to the American Embassy for 3,106 schillings. In Greece he collected from the American Embassy, 3,180 drachmas. In Spain the American Embassy gave him 6,600 pesetas. And in Portugal he used 3,929 escudos from American counterpart funds. That's what all the American taxpayers paid to finance Sen. Russell's retreat from Lyndon. - o - —UNREST IN HANOI— Though U. S. bombing has not stopped the flow of communist supplies into South Viet Nam, one intelligence report has caused a certain amount of White House optimism. It shows that the North Vietnamese communists are having trouble keep.. ing their people in line. Both factory and, farm workers are refusing t6 follow the orders of communist cadres, and production has been dropping off. Crop yields have fallen far below official goals. Unrest is so serious that some American strategists believe North Viet Nam is ripe for the same kind of guerrilla operations that the North Vietnamese are using against South Viet Nam. Chief problem is, however, that the South Vietnamese people are fed up with changing military governments, and don't want to fight. The communists in the North are far better disciplined. - o - —REACHING THE MOON— Inside reason why Russia has been able to score so many space victories over the United States goes back to the fact that the Soviet has had a more powerful booster. Thus it is able to get a bigger space capsule into the air and a bigger capsule can hold more men. American failure to develop a powerful space booster, until recently, dates back to two factors: 1. The United States was first in developing a small nuclear warhead, therefore, didn't need a powerful booster to get a missile into the air. Russia was slow in getting a small warhead, therefore, developed a powerful booster to carry a very large nuclear warhead. This slowness actually has put the Soviet ahead in the satellite race. 2. When the United States finally did wake up to the importance of a big booster, the Eisenhower administration was torn by an inner debate over economy. Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey was against too much missile spending. As a result, the Eisenhower administration delayed and dillydallied. Meanwhile Moscow got the jump. American scientists say quite candidly, though privately, that the United States probably cannot overtake last week's lead scored by the Russians in putting a man outside a, capsule. The experts say that a man working outside a capsule will be necessary to erect a space platform, and this is a most important step in reaching the moon. The< scientists are almost ready to concede that Russia will be first in reaching the moon. - o - —BLOCKED SCHOOL BILL— For four years it was the quiet opposition of Cardinal Spellman which blocked the aid to education bill inside the Rules Committee. Today another Catholic is trying to get the new aid-to-education bill out of the same committee. When Chairman Howard Smith of Virginia, chairman of the Rules Committee, blocked the education bill, the White House telephoned speaker John McCormach, urged him to use his influence on Smith. John tried, but failed. Whereupon Ray Madden, an Indiana Democrat and a Catholic who is a member of the Rules Committee, took over. Working from the inside he plans to report the school aid bill out over Chairman Smith's head. It will probably come up for a vote in the entire House of Representatives in April and should be signed into law in "DEAR BRIGITTE" Opens Sunday at the Algona Theatre ENDS SAT. "INVITATION TO A GUNFIGHTER" Plus - "THE 7TH DAWN" ALGONA 8YIAR ~ OLD LETTIRI WRITIR PUK'PO 'IN A'"-*' MUDDLE... SUN, Thru WED. APRIL 4 - 7 STEWART FABIAN .OWNIS JOHNS CINDY CAROL ED WYNN -JACK KRUSCHEN eiLLYlStuMY COLOR YOUNG LOVERS — Fabian and Cindy Carol scheme to accumulate enough money to get married in the 20th Century-Fox comedy, "Dear Brigltte," in Cinemascope and DeLuxe Color opening Sunday at the Algona Theatre. James Stewart and Glynls Johns are also starred. April or May. If so, it will be the fastest action by Congress on an education bill in history. - o - —THE POLITICAL GENERAL— Florida's stern, erect Rep. Robert L. F. Sikes, D-Fla., the part-time major general who won his stars fighting for Army appropriations on Capitol Hill, has called Jack Anderson and me liars. After Jack reported that Sikes had been promoted to major general more for his political than military service and that the only battle he had ever fought had been the battle of the budget, the Congressman leaped to his feet on the House floor. "Mr. Speaker," he cried, "in company with a great many others in public life, I have had good reason to challenge the veracity of statements published by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson ...." "It appears that there are two sides to every question the true side and the Pearson- Anderson distortion. Mr. Speaker, the record stands." Sikes neglected to submit his military record so that his colleagues could judge for them- selves how it stands. To correct this oversight, this column has obtained his record from the Pentagon, where any citizen can obtain It and, in fairness, now publishes it. Bob Sikes was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Reserves in December, 1931. He dropped out in December, 1936, the same year that Hitler occupied the Rhineland. Elected to Congress in 1940, Sikes stuck to his desk until the final days of the war in Europe. In October, 1944, as the U. S. Army was racing toward the Rhine, he wangled a quickie commission as a major and rushed off to Europe for a three-month inspection tour. He returned to Washington during the bloody Battle of the Bulge to reoccupy his seat when Congress convened in January, 1945. He appeared more interested in fighting the battle of the budget than the Battle of the Bulge. Nevertheless, he claimed in the biographical sketch he submitted to Who's Who that he had "served in European Theater, World War II." He didn't give up his major's rank immediately but remained on inactive duty until the war Not Just Dreams hut well liiid plans come due Arc you pliii.niMi'. l"i I' 11 ' fulmv" In vcslii'.alc Nrw N'uiK ' .ilr I'l.umrd Hcriiril.y LOUIS H. 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A lot of other reserves would like to take three months off and get promoted during their vacation. In 1949 Sikes switched to the Appropriations Committee,which controls the government purse- strings. He voted for most of the funds the Army wanted. In April, 1950, he was rewarded with a promotion to colonel. Customarily, the Army stops at colonel in handing out political promotions. But for the next decade, the Congressman from Florida fought valiantly for military appropriations. The Army showed Us appreciation. It promoted him to brigadier general in May, 1960. It gave him a second star in December, 1962. Sikes is now leading the group of Army Reservists on Capitol Hill who are trying to stop Secretary of Defense McNamara from curbing their military privileges. When Sikes needs dental work, for example, he likes to go to the Army Dental Clinic at Walter Reed hospital where he can get a filling for $1.75. r* • • — Thursday, April 1, 1965 Alflona (la.) 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