The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1965 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 17, 1965
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MerryGo-Round iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimnimiiiiiimiiiiiiiHi itiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - When rumor got around New York last week that President Johnson had suffered a stroke, the stock market dropped and the White House had to issue a denial before the market rallied. 1 have been with the President myself two or three times in the last month, and 1 can give you the following report: He looks amazingly well, He is tan, has kept his weight down better than he did a few months ago. His mind works like a whip. He does, however, follow the most energetic schedule of any President I have known. He wakes up a little before 7, reads the papers in bed, gets to his desk by 9, and works right through the lunch hour. Almost never does he have luncheon, just skips lunch, drinking a cup of Sanka instead. At about 3 p. m. he takes a nap for a least an hour and usually a little longer. "I have a touch of the siesta in me, I guess, from living in Texas," he says. "But when I wake up, 1 feel like a new man. I take a shower and go back to work as if it were a new day." The President usually works in his office until 10 p. m., then has dinner. He watches the 11 p. m. news, then has a rubdown and drowses during the rubdown, "unless," he says, "the rubber twists my arm or leg too hard." Then he wakes up promptly at 3 a. m. every morning to get the reports on the Viet Nam war. This is the hour when the reports are in regarding the safety of American men on bombing missions. After the 3 a. m. telephone report, the President has geared himself so he can go to sleep again almost immediately.That's the President's day for 24 hours- a grueling day, yet he seems to thrive on it. - o - -"TWO-LAW" CONGRESSMAN- Congressman Howard Smith of. Virginia seems to believe that there should be two sets of laws - one for the public and one for him or his family. Last year Congress passed a bill whereby no foreign embassy could occupy a residential part of Washington. Congressman Smith backed the law. He has also voted vigorously against all civil rights laws and all laws benefiting Negroes. Despite that record, he introduced a bill the other day to permit an African embassy, that of Nigeria, to occupy a home at 2204 R Street, in the heart of the residential area. Reason: The house on R Street is owned by the mother-in-law of Howard Smith, Jr. When his own family is concerned, Congressman Smith doesn't mind changing the law. - o - -THE SAIGON SCORE-As the rainy season handicaps American bombing operations and helps the communist Viet Cong in the Indochinese jungles, here is a rundown on how strong both sides are today: South Viet Nam now has an amazing army of 500,000 men, one of the biggest regular armies in the world - bigger than the West German Army or the French. The only armies bigger than South Viet Nam's are those of the United States, Russia and Red China, In addition, Viet Nam has a navy, air force and police force which bring the total up to about 650,000 men. They are fighting against approximately 50,000 Viet Cong, which has the support of only about 8,000 troops actually imported from North Viet Nam, plus about 100,000 farmers in South Viet Nam, who act as guerrillas by night and farmers by day. The total communist troops at the most number only 175,000 men, as against 650,000 South Vietnamese. Pespite this the United States is now sending or has sent 65,000 troops to bolster the sagging Saigon government. - o* ^EPUCATION IN VIET NAM— / Despite the civil war, President Johnson has increased the public school enrollment of South Vietnamese children from 900,000 to 1,500,000. He has also doubled the rice production 9f South Viet Nam. "I would be glad to do this for North Viet Nam too," the President told friends the other day, "but they won't sit down and talk to me. I'm ready to talk to them at any time, anywhere, about peace and future improvement of their country, but they simply will not talk." - o - —OUR MORAL LEADERSHIP— One tragic result of our policy in North Viet Nam and the Dominican Republic is that we have lost our moral effectiveness for peace. When the United States urged Israel not to raid the Arab state of Jordan, the Israeli radio published news of our request and followed it immediately with a report of our bombing North Viet Nam. The implication was clear, namely that President Johnson wanted Israel to follow a peaceful policy while the United States followed ^belligerent policy. - o - —PATENTS BONANZA— An amazing vote took place in the Senate recently, involving $4.5 billion of the taxpayer's money. This is the amount of money voted every year to big defense contractors for research on space, and Senator Long of Louisiana proposed that the patents originating from this research should not be given to those contractors without permission of the Justice Department. Senator Long argued that since the American people paid for the research that went into these patents the American people have a right to those patents. Many Senators were not interested enough in this $4.5 billion to attend the Senate that day. But when the sergeant-at-arms finally drummed up a quorum, the vote - believe it or not - was 59 for giving the defense contractors free rein on patents; only 26 Senators for giving these patents to the taxpayers. Significantly, only one Republican, Hiram Fong of Hawaii, voted against this give-away of the taxpayer's money. All other Republicans voted for the big contractors. - o - —EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA— The Ethiopian ambassador to Washington, Berhanou Dinke, has just resigned with a blast against the Ethiopian government under Emperor Halle Selassie. Ambassador Dinke has written a secret book "My Experiences in his Majesty's Government" which he is circulating surreptitiously in Addis Ababa with a view to starting serious reforms and, if necessary, revolution. Ambassador Dinke is careful not to advocate the assassination of the emperor, who is one of the oldest reigning monarchs In the world and dates his throne back to the Queen of Sheba. However, the Ambassador claims that freedom Is suppressed and trampled upon in Ethiopia, and he wants a chance for the new generation to come forward and really rule the country. - o - -BOON TO HOUSTON— When the Gemini astronauts were transferred all the way from the Florida coast where the Wasp docked to Houston, half-way across the continent, most people missed the personal reason why. Cape Kennedy, formerly Cape Canaveral, built on the Florida sands with many headaches, heartaches, and several billion dollars, suddenly found Itself playing second fiddle to Houston. The motels were emptied, the automobile rental agencies faced difficulties, the area around Cape Kennedy slumped. The credit - or blame - for this does not go to the Texan in the White House but to the persistence and power of one Congressman - Rep. Albert Thomas, Democrat, of Houston. Thomas occupies the strategic position of No. 2 Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and has used that power to switch government contract after contract to Houston until he has helped make that city one of the most prosperous in the nation. In latter months, Congressman Thomas has been a pathetic physical figure. His body iidtfen with cancer, he has sometimes not been able to rise from his chair at committee meetings. He is helped to his feet and escorted out of the room as the hearings close. Cancer has been with him for some time and he has been subjected to heavy doses of cobalt. The ordinary person would have retired long ago. But Thomas has hung on, determined to continue his domination over the committee which partially controls the purse-strings of the nation. Last December he flew back to Houston In a special airplane for further treatments, and was not expected to return. However, he continues on the Job. And the big celebration In Houston, plus the transfer of space activities from Cape Kennedy to Houston, is a tribute to his persistence, his Congressional seniority, and his personal, persnickety, political power. Thurtday, Jun« 17, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper DM Molnw-J Portland Man Attends 50th Reunion, Ames PORTLAND - Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter left June 3 for Ames where they attended the 50th reunion of Ray's (1915)graduating class. He received the 50 year golden medal pin from President Hilton of Iowa State University. Programs and Luncheons lasted to Saturday noon. From there they went to Toulon, HI. where they attended the 100th birthday open house celebration on Sunday for Aunt Abbie Ham. Monday they drove to Evanston, 111. and visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hlnrichs. Mrs. Hinrich is a first cousin of Ray. On their way home, they stopped Monday even- Ing to visit Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johns and family at Dubuque. Tuesday they called on Mrs. Alice White at Iowa Falls, arriving home Tuesday evening. 10 in the home of Jessie Miller, Algona. Elizabeth Kennedy was In charge of fun time. Bingo was played, everyone winning aprize. Ella Lampe won the black out prize. The next meeting will be July 8, with Esther Williams. Mrs. Roger Scott attended first mass for Rev. Paul Yarbrough Tuesday at Storm Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yarbrough and family of Hamilton, 111., were Sunday supper guests In the Roger Scott home. The ladies are sisters. Mr. and Mrs.Tom Johns,Timothy, Michael and Debrah, Dubuque, arrived Friday evening for a short visit in the parental Ray McWhorter home and Frank Becker home. They left Suriday and will stop in Iowa Falls where they will visit Mrs. Alice White. - o - Portland Social Club met June Contrast For a striking contrast, try painting the walls a lovely light color and using a deep, rich or bright tone for painting shelving, a piece of furniture, a trash basket or similar item. Contrasting colors should be used with the same care as adding accessories. Dark or bright colors make objects appear to come forward. BUJINEtf PERJONALITIE5 AND AND PATItONIZf < • <' ( ' < i VIKING OIL CO. GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL WE GIVE GOLD BOND or KING KORN STAMPS BULK DELIVERY SERVICE Station and Bulk Plant North Milwaukee Depot ''GET A HORSE!" (THAT WAS THE CRY 50 YEARS AGO . . .) BUILDING MATERIALS Phone 295-5266 4'^i For Rettibaefing, ; 1 • For Farm & Home Building • For Ready-Mixed Concrete COWAN CORP. : CARGILL INC. Buyers & Sellers of All Grains • Get our bids on your grain before you sell. • Federal Licensed Storage Warehouse. Dale Kleingartner or Corwin C. Peer 419 S. Phillips St. Ph. 295-2741 *** "HOMEBUILDING IS OUR SPECIALTY" We'll Appreciate a Chance to Estimate Without Obligation on any Town or Farm Construction. TIETZ CONSTRUCTION CO. PHONE 110 BURT, IOWA So ... That's What Post Transfer did .. POST OVING AND STORAGE BENWIBBEN Building Contractor All Types Building — Farm and Town 122 South Heckart, Algeria Phone 295-2865 (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) Your Banking Needs SAFE • CONFIDENTIAL Serving and Crowing with the Community IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA'S HOME-OWNED BANK MILLER LUMBER CO. Building Needs of Alt Kinds —._ LOWER PRICE MAX BARTHOLOMEW, Manager East State at C & NW Tracks r- Algona Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Algona I! Moving. Storage . Crating <' <' j > JOHN B. ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 928-2312 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Estimate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building — No Obligation. CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 For 50 years, the POST MOVING & STORAGE CO. has been a password to all Algonans who had any and every type of moving requests. The present owner, Dick Post, has grown up in the business, which was founded by his father, Hugh Post, in the early 1900's with only a team of horses and a wagon. The POST MOVING & STORAGE CO. fleet includes many freight and moving vans, and vans used exclusively for handling furniture. When you consult with POST about your moving problems, you'll know that you are talking with men who know the moving business from A to Z. In giving special attention to moving problems, they are capable of doing the entire job, from packing of fine glassware to moving heavy cumbersome pianos and refrigerators. The service is tops in this area. An added feature of the company is the storage facility available for household goods or any other merchandise. Their fireproof Quonset warehouse is located on Main Street in the northeast part of town. You'll find extra reasonable rates for this service. Phone POST MOVING & STORAGE CO. - 295-2275 - and let them help you with your moving and storage plans. We Move Household Goods Anywhere Fully Insured — New, Modern Storage Warehouse All Types Crating - Phone 295-2275 POST Moving & Storage < i Algona Implement Co. FARM EQUIPMENT • FARM SERVICE > MOTOR TRUCKS HOME APPLIANCES Phone 295-3501 1407 Commercial St. ERNIE WILLIAMS " Your John Deere Headquarters In Algona The Qualify Name In Farm Equipment" East of Algona on Highway 18 i < • ' $o. Phillips St. Cook & Heat with THERMOGAS The Preferred L.P. Gas BOTTLE AND BULK SALES GAS APPLIANCES THERMOGAS CO. of Algona Phone 295-2841 Algona ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING DAY OR NIGHT SERVICE-THE FINEST IN PLUMBING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT t Kohicr, Kheem & Crane Fixtures t Rheem Hot Water heaters. Kroner Water Softeners. Electric Sewer-Rooter Service. PHONE 295.5240 IN ALGONA and American Standard Furnaces and Air Conditioning. 1NS1NKERATOR Garbage Disposal Units

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