The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 24, 1965 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 24, 1965
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Merry-Go-Round iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniiiininiiinminnp rtllllllllfHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHII By Drew Poors on WASHINGTON - Britain's Prime Minister Wilson has become concerned over his relations with President Johnson. Not only has the British Ambassador In Washington been unable to see the President alone though Alistair Cooke of the Manchester Guardian saw him for three hours - but the direct communications line between the White House and No. 10 Downing Street has been silent for some months. In the days of President Kennedy and in the earlier period under Johnson, this line was used frequently. JFK kept up a constant contact with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. Not a week passed without some communication. Though this continued at first under Johnson, it has now dwindled to zero. The telephone line is almost never used. British concern results from the fact that they know the President is a great telephone! and that he picks up the phone to call members of Congress, busi- inessmen, various others all over the United States. But he does not call London. This is not that Johnson doesn't • appreciate British support, but rather that he places most of his telephone calls because he is anxious to sell someone on anew step and he sees no way out of the Viet Nam impasse. Therefore, any conversation with the Prime Minister would be embarrassing. The Vietnamse deadlock pains the President acutely. He has had great ambitions to be a peacetime President and, as the weeks pass, he realizes just as much as his severest critics that he has steered the country into a dead end which is becoming more dangerous by the day. - o - —DIAMOND VS. BREAD-- A backstage battle royal is taking place between leaders of the Johnson administration and j-'sioiSpngr€Mmen.' i It's over * ''new farm bill and the fact that it would increase the price of bread. President Johnson has told Secretary of Agriculture Freeman that the farm program is costing too much and that the public must help pay for the high cost of wheat. This would probably mean a 2-cent increase in the price of bread at the very same time Congress is reducing the excise taxes on Jewelry, furs, country club dues and other luxuries. The lobbyist bucking the administration is ' Maurice Rosenblatt of the Committee for an Effective Congress, who raised money to elect many of the most enthusiastic pro- Johnson Congressmen last November. Rosenblatt has been hired by the big flour millers to stop any increase in the price of bread, and since he contributed heavily to various new Congressmen, he can influence a lot of votes. This is one battle where LBJ may take a beating. No Congressman wants to vote for an increase in the price of bread at the same time he has voted for a decrease in the price of diamonds. - o - —BATTLE OF SOAPSUDS— The battle of those hard detergents which pollute the rivers of America has been won by Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis. - at least for the time being. The big soap makers, including Lever Brothers, Proctor and Gamble, and Palmolive, have all agreed to use soft detergents which bacteria in the sewage disposal plants can destroy. Some of the experts very much doubt, however, that the new detergents will be soft enough. To make soap that won't continue to foam in rivers and wells, the experts warn, would cost too much. - o - —HOARDED CARTWHEELS— The President's plan to mint 45 million new silver dollars was abandoned because of reports that speculators were preparing to hoard all the new dollars. The Treasury informed Johnson that more than 400 million of the 482 million silver dollars now outstanding are al. ready,, being, hoarded; that .the new, dollars ; v-would add' to the hoard. The Treasury itself has about three million rare silver dollars, • minted between 1878 and 1904, valued at from $2 to $200 each, which it is keeping out of circulation. - o —DEATH TO PHREATOPHYTES-- Reclamation Commissioner ... you depend on II many limes a day...every flay ol llie year! And you live beiier, electrically. Algona Municipal Utilities Floyd E. Domlny was testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on phreatophytes, which he said were chiefly "cedars, cattails and certain sedges along our streams." "We get no economic benefits from the phreatophyte," testified Dominy, who has to be an expert on plant life as well as dams and water power. "It is a type of vegetation that absorbs lots of water and gives man no benefits." "Is that what we call weeds in Wisconsin?" asked Rep. Glenn R. Davis, a Republican from that state. "Yes," said Dominy sadly, having sworn death'to the phrea- tophyte for clogging up streams. "You might say it is a water- loving weed." - o - —SECTION 14-B— Capt. George M.Grider, much- decorated submarine commander of. the Pacific, is now a hardworking Democratic Congressman from Tennessee. As such, he is working to repeal • antiunion Section 14-B of the Taft- Hartley Law, otherwise called the "right-to-work" provision. Congressman Grider tells colleagues that he was subjected to a lot of criticism for this stand from conservative friends in his home town of Memphis recently. The Tennessee Democrat loves Memphis, but couldn't help sighing with relief when he finally boarded a plane to return to Washington. As he settled in a seat, however, his eyes blinked in disbelief. He looked again. Yes, It was .true. Grlders's seat number was 14-B. - o - —REPENTANT WITNESS— Harvey Matusow, onetime witness for Sen. Joe McCarthy who admitted later that he had lied about the communist affiliations of Sen. Mansfield of Montana, Rep. Granger of Utah, and Sen. John Carroll of Colorado in order to defeat them, was at the White House Arts Festival last week as a respected arts reporter. Matusow went to Jail, learned to paint, staged a complete reform, and is now a respected member of the fine arts community. He has apologized to the Congressmen he tried to defeat. - o - --OFF TO PARIS— The biggest junketing party "in Congressional history - about 50 House members, Senators, and committee staff aides - took off last week for the Inter national Air Show in Paris. They used two special Air Force planes, and various others left by commercial planes - all, however, at the taxpayers' expense. There were so many Congressmen in Paris that Pan American Airways, which handled many of them, cabled Washington to get a special public relations man to make a quick trip to Paris to hold their hands and make sure the solons were happy. The record junket was led by Rep. Mendel Rivers of South Carolina, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just a day after his committee had voted a whopping salary raise for the armed services, double that recommended by the Johnson administration. Having done this, several of the committee members dropped any concern about Congressional problems and hopped across the Atlantic on a special Air Force plane to enjoy the relaxation of Paris. The record junket took place despite the fact that President Johnson has urged Americans not to travel abroad but to see the United States during their vacation period in order to curb the outflow of dollars. The Junket to Paris also took place at a time when President de Gaulle had been undercutting the United States in various parts of the world and had even Instructed French ambassadors in five Latin-American countries to work against the policies of the United States in the Dominican Republic. Robert Leggett, also of California and a member of the House committee who helped to vote the pay increase, left ahead of the group by commercial plane. The House Interstate Commerce Committee also got into the act. They figured it was important for the transportation of the United States that they see the new planes exhibited in Paris, though just how the ordinary expert on legislation can learn much about supersonic aviation is hard to understand. Thunday, June 24, 1965 (la.) Upp«r 0«t Molr*i-§ One Senator who took a dim view of the junket was Dick Russell, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who to authorize the trip However, Sen. Howard Cannon, D-Nev., a reserve brigadier general In the Air Force and a member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Space iWentanyway. COMPLETE NEWS COVERAGE S I G N O F F THIRTY MINUTES 5:30 - 6:00 P. M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY' 5:30 — Sports 5:40 — Local News 5:45 - World & National News 5:55 - Weather on the BIG VOICE N E W S KLGA RADIO 1600 - ALGONA GOOD NEIGHBORS OW TO AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Ervin Elmers Of Burt Our Country ' Neighbor this week is Ervin (Shorty) Elmers, 37, who farms 400 acres 3 miles east and a mile south of Burt. He has lived on the farm since 1939 and is a tenant farmer. He has 160 acres of corn, 13 acres of oats, 132 acres of beans . and 95 acres of pasture. In the way of farm animals, he has 200 hogs, 27 beef cows and calves, 20 sheep and 500 chickens. Born at Haifa, Ervin is a son . of Emil and Delia Elmers. A member of St. John's Lutheran church at Burt, bowling and fishing are his hobbies and his favorite crop on the farnv is beans. Mrs. Elmers is the former Patsy Herbon, who was born at Athens, HI., the daughter of Harold and Lois Herbon. They met while he was stationed at Ft. Sheridan, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Elmers have four sons, Howard, Stanley, Russell and Michael, and two daughters, Kathryn and Karen, and Mr. Elmers has four brothers, Raymond,.. Gerald, Everett and Donald, and a sister, Darlene. (UDM Polaroid Flash Photo) Upp«r D«s Molnts Publishing Co. PRINTING AT IT'S BEST - WITH QUALITY AND ECONOMY Phi 19S4I1& Alflono Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Molln. - KdiyRyan - PapM N«w ld«a Farm Machinery • talM • StrrlM • rruiuur * CoWlMtU Always N. M*ln St. Phone 2M4U1 Robinson Construction Co. Sioux St»«l Buildings Building Construction T*r ili», lirtngih. loM lit* «nd MM el building, IniUt on — SIOUX — Anolhtr la ••*!•* E. C. Roblnton E«it oa Hwy. II Phonf 295-3374 ERNIE WILLIAMS JOHN DEERE ... a most trusted name In farm equipment . , . located on U.S. Highway 18, just at the east edge of Algona. 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