The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1965 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 11, 1965
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mm fASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND WASHINGTON - Something has happened to the second test of the Chinese atomic bomb. U. S. aerial photographs show the Chinese were ready to explode a second bomb more than one month ago, but nothing has happened. It's believed the Chinese had been moving their entire nuclear Installation to another secret location for fear of a U. S. bombing attack. Obviously the Chinese read American newspapers and have seen reports that one school of thought inside the Pentagon would like to knock out the Chinese nuclear installation before it is developed further. -CIGARETTE HEALTH WARNING-Sen. Maurine Neuberger, D- Ore. (her husband died of cancer and she has undergone one operation for cancerX will probably win her battle to require some kind of health warning In cigarette advertising. She has an important new ally in the memory that Edward R. Murrow died of lung cancer from smoking. The cigarette-health bill, as voted out by the Senate Commerce Committee, was pretty much as we predicted. Mrs. Neuberger will go through the motions of trying to make this tougher on the Senate floor, but actually will be satisfied with the committee version. What she Is really "<"»<ng at is to strengthen the hand of the Federal Trade Commission in requiring a health warning in all cigarette commercials; to stymie Rep. Walter Rogers, D-Tex., from passing his bill to bar FTC regulation of cigarette advertising. We believe Rogers will be defeated; Mrs. Neuberger will win. —ATROCITIES BY VIET CONG— The State Department has suppressed shocking evidence of communist atrocities in South Viet Nam. Our diplomats are afraid it would Inflame Ameri- <jan iiajsslons and hamper efforts ' to seek "a peaceful' settlement. However, Pentagon officers have been showing photographs of atrocity victims to friends on Capitol Hill. They show men and women horribly mutilated. The photos have been turned over to Speaker John McCormack, and to Sen. Dodd of Connecticut, who has gone to South Viet Nam to check per- serially on the atrocities. The Viet Cong have been carrying out 350 terror attacks a week on South Vietnamese villages. The chief victims have been village officials, their families and friends. More than 450 civilian officials are known to have been killed, most of them brutally. Another 1,200 officials have been carried off to an unknown fate. -SECRET PRESS CONFERENCE- The reason for all those simultaneous press reports last week that the USA might use the atomic bomb in Asia was quite simple. Secretary of Defense McNamara had held an off-the-record press conference with certain selected newsmen. His words were not alarming In the form he gave them. He made It clear there was no plan now to use nuclear weapons, but didn't rule out the possibility of their use If necessary. just as we have never ruled them out In the past. Afterward newsmen got together, compared notes, found that one man was going to blow up the story, so the others did likewise. President Johnson had to put out a special statement to undo the damage, and it's doubtful whether the damage has yet been repaired. Coming on the heels of our use of riot gas and our bombing of North Viet Nam, the background press conference increased the world image of the U. S. as a ruthless military power. Note - Background press conferences boomeranged frequently during the Eisenhower administration, generally have been avoided in the Johnson administration. —U. S. IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC— One tip-off to the motive in landing Marines in the Dom- incan Republic was President Johnson's private remark about ex-President Juan Bosch, whose followers had taken the city of Santo Domingo. "Having Bosch in control would be like having Arthur Schleslnger running a country," Johnson said. He referred to the Harvard professor, JFK's former ghost writer, who left the Johnson administration because he said it was Impossible to. .^'rite- speeches with a Texas drawl. Bosch is not considered procommunist, but naive about some of the left-wingers around him. It's feared he would permit a gradual infiltration of communism. This is the real reason for the landing of U. S. marines - to sidetrack Bosch's followers. The protection of American citizens was a relatively minor consideration. U. S. intervention, which was urged by Texas-born Tom Mann, former Ambassador to Mexico, 'now Under Secretary of State, : has not gone down well In Latin America. We had not landed Marines in the Dominican Republic since the Wilson administration, pulled them out under Hoover. but the committee must first verify the protests. Also, investigators must dig up other complaints in the field from Klan victims who have been afraid to talk because of the possibility of reprisals. One man who is not afraid to tell about his persecution by the Klan is James Balkan of Gray, Ga. Balkan, who will be one of the early witnesses at committee hearings, had to close his movie theater after Kluxers started a boycott movement when threats failed to stop Balkan from admitting Negro patrons. He wrote the committee in part: "They put me out of business. I know some of the people involved in this and will be glad to give the committee all the information I have regarding the Ku Klux Man." —20 YEARS IN REVIEW ON MAY 4- Twenty years ago the great German army began to surrender. Us mechanized might had ridden roughshod over Poland, Belgium, Holland, France like a giant bulldozer pushing through shanty town. It had spread out over the plains of Russia, rippled south as far as Stalingrad, engulfed the Balkans, and crossed the Mediterranean to fan out over the deserts of North Africa. But on May 4, 1945, German soldiers, knowing the end was a matter of hours, began to lay down their rifles. At the River Elbe, Russian and American troops had met, shaken hands, drunk a toast for peace. A war which for Europe had begun almost six years before was over. On that day, 20 years ago, I was in San Francisco, along with many other newsmen, watching the leaders of the allied world build an edifice for peace. On the whole they built well. One foundation stone of their building was discussion the vital importance of bringing two quarreling nations before an assembly of peace and requiring them to thresh out their differences in public before their critical fellow UN representatives. Secretary, of State Dean Rusk, MONUMENTS - MEMORIALS S-fe Dean Kinsman, owner of Algona Monu ment Co., wishes to remind you that there can never be • substitute for a monument . , . qf knowing you marked the final resting place of your departed loved one in the proper manner. Algona Monument Co. offer* a wide •election which they can furnifh in variou* *ii- e*, style* and designs. If you wish to save, please before you buy, write or call 2955505 Algona Monument Co., and let them give you the facts about monuments and markers, both granite and bronze, for cemeteries and memorial Garden*. Algona Monument Co. Phone W-55W Algona, Iowa ordinarily a thoughtful, commonsense diplomat, has discouraged Congressional criticism of the administration's war policies. He accuses his critics of "gullibility," "nonsense," and stubborn disregard of plain facts." President Johnson, in his latest press conference, did not agree. He said it was unfair to label all critics as appeasers and to discourage "honest, forthright discussion." —CHINESE-RUSSIAN ROWS-The Chinese-Russian feud is growing more furious every day. The fraternal ties between these two great communist parties have been completely severed. Only the coldest diplomatic relations remain. There are continuing reports of armed clashes along the .Chinese-Russian border. Chinese agents secretly distributed 'pro-Peking propaganda to delegates at the Polish Party Congress. The Russians, in turn, strengthened their hold on Mongolia In China's backyard. Soviet secret police have helped the Mongolian rulers purge pro- Chinese sympathizers. Both Moscow and Pejdng also beam propaganda broadcasts it one another. The Chinese In their broadcasts have even called upon Russian soldiers to desert the Red Army. —KKK PROBE- The House Un-American Activities Committee will begin hearings into the operations of the Ku Klux Klan about mid-June, following preparatory work by staff Investigators. Testimony may be taken in Atlanta and New Orleans as well as Washington. A number of complaints have been filed by people victimized in various ways by the Klan, -LBJ IS RIGHT- I agree with President Johnson. Not only was the United Nations founded for the purpose of free and open discussion, but the Constitution of the United States requires that a declaration of war must be debated and voted by Congress. In most previous threats of war, Americans had no opportunity to look down the track, see the locomotive of war bearing down on them in time to avoid collision. In Korea, the attack occurred overnight, At Pearl Harbor the American people woke up on a Sunday morning to find their fleet sunk. True, events leading up to those tragedies, especially Pearl Harbor, gave indication that war was coming. But in the current crisis in Viet Nam, this so-called "brush fire" or Isolated war has dragged on for 18 years. We have had time to diagnose it, analyze it, determine whether we want it to drift into world war. This drift is dangerous. Never in the twenty years since the .German army began surrendering has there been such a danger of war, such dire need to head off world war. In the Middle East, Pakistan and India are engaged in minor skirmishes which could become major war - with both sides using American weapons. The United States has poured around four billions in weapons and aid into Pakistan, even though we knew she had designs on her neighbor. More recently we have poured lesser amounts in arms into the arsenals of her neighbor. —FLOOD OF U.S. ARMS-- In the Dominican Republic, two revolutionary groups are firing at each other with so many American arms that the U. S. government which furnished those arms has had to send U. S. Marines to rescue its citizens. For years under Dictator Trujillo we poured arms into the Domincan Republic. On the island of Cyprus, two of our allies, Greece and Turkey, have been at each other's throats, again with both sides using American arms, American jet fighters, given to the Turks, have flown over Cyprus, strafing Greek Cypriots below. In Viet Nam, we have armed all of the South and, indirectly, part of the North. Yet the arms race and the alliance between big defense contractors and the big military, which President Eisenhower warned against, goes on; with President Johnson recently appointing Admiral William Raborn, vice president of the giant Aerojet defense complex to be the administration's eyes and ears as head of Central Intelligence. Last week, the State Department gave a secret OK to two other arms shipments - one to Jordan on the border of Israel, the other to Saudi Arabia for $200,000,000 worth of supersonic fighters and anti-aircraft missiles. The transactions have been very secret and not supposed to be known but despite Dean Rusk's objection to criticism, I think the public has a right to know about them. These are arms which later might help to precipitate war. Arms are not the only reason why war threatens in various parts of the world today. There are other reasons - vital, difficult reasons, as will be reported in future columns on the twentieth anniversary of the ending of World War n in Europe. Algona 4-H Met The meeting of Algona 4-H club was called to order by President Phil Bode, May 5 at the Farm Bureau bldg. Roll call was by Tim Black. Bill Carlson gave a report on the club tour which will take place June 7 at 9 a.m., starting at the Floyd Bode home. After the tour, all members will go to Call Tuetdoy, May 11, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper D«* Motrm-5 Park for a picnic dinner. A baseball game will follow the picnic. Discussion on 4-H camp took place and alternates were chosen, Phil Bode and Bill Carlson. Mike Bray gave a demonstration. Lunch was served by Jan Patterson. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS Plum Creek Etoyt The May meeting of th« Plum Creek Boys was held at Center school. Business consisted of planning the tour, demonstration teams, and the distribution of record book covers. Lunch was served by Gllbrides and Kains. lake your choice ol ELECTRIC HEAT 1. Ceiling cable—hidden in the plaster of your ceiling, radiant heating cable radiates even warmth throughout the room, just like the sun. *«£>£<>„ ,<&$J^4Wi \ •• ^ v< 2. Wall panels—are easy to install, and spread gentle electric heat for your comlort. 3. Floor level, electric baseboard heaters—take up little more room than regular baseboards, give comfortable heat where you need it. WIRING Connected or Corrected ELECTRIC 'JIM UTT" UTT > Phone 295-2223 You'll enjoy clean, silent, automatic electric heating in your home. It's the best way to heat your home. And there's electric heating equipment to suit your wishes—from floor to ceiling. Whichever you choose, you just can't beat electric heat—another way to live better, electrically! Algona Municipal Utilities Uloltz Studios UloltzSludlos "JOAN" COSGROVE LENNICE BILSBOROUGH ROBERT SINCLAIR GEORGE HOBEHIT, .IAMI s RODL PATRICIA WELANDER VICE PRESIDENT PRINCIPAL SI .JPEKINILNDETJ T C! A'/: CKi.MDLNT SECRETARY TREASURER ©ttmilm VERNON BURKHAHF ;HOLAS ALEXANDER JANICE I.ARSEN .AROlYN LNGEI.BARTS LINDA KRANTZ DOROTHY BRAND'' JUDITH SEABERG ( HARl ENE ASA MARK SCHROEDER L ANITA GINGRICH GREGORY Mll-l EH JAMES PAUI f .e n KEITH BKANtn SHARON EDEN BRUCE ROGER TJARKS DIANE MOORE HARLEY BEE-IKE'. ARDITH HARM EDWARD ATTIG CATHERINE SIECKER The TITONKA SAVINGS BANK Proudly presents the Titonka Class of 1965 A GOOD BANK • A GOOD TOWN • AND GOOD PEOPLE

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