Merr y-Go-Round iiiiiiiniiiiiiimimiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiHi iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - As fast as American planes can blow up supplies in North Viet Nam, our allies pour In new supplies. Western ships, flying British, French, Italian, Japanese and other friendly flags, deliver military cargo every day to the North Vietnamese port of Haiphong. The United States is handicapped, however, by the fact that most of these countries support the U. S. bombing of North Viet Nam. The fact that Haip- hong is full of Western ships is one reason it has been kept off limits to our pilots. Once a cargo has been unloaded and taken out of the Hanoi-Haip- hong area, these same pilots risk their lives to keep it from filtering down to the communist guerrillas in South Viet Nam. If the ships belong to less friendly nations, we would bomb them immediately. But in this case we haven't even begun to boycott these ships, though a strict boycott has been clamped on ships trading with Cuba. Workers all the way from Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro are refusing to unload ships that have stopped in Havana. Johnson administration officials believe a similar boycott should be organized against ships that trade with North Viet Nam but no steps have yet been taken in that direction. - o - —BEWARE "CRACKER BALLS"— The Food and Drug Administration began a pre-Fourth of July crackdown against Japanese "cracker balls" the other day, seizing 48 cases containing 720,000 of the dangerous firecrackers in Elkton, Md. The small, red - colored "cracker balls" are easily mistaken for candy. Children in Chicago and the District of Columbia were Injured recently on biting into them. George Larrick, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, has warned patents and retail dealers; across the country to be on the lookout for the hazardous fire works. - o - -KENNEDY AND HOFFA-- Sen. Bobby Kennedy either is becoming soft or careless about his arch enemy, Teamsters'boss Jimmy Hoffa. Not long ago, Hoffa's chief lobbyist, Sid Zagri, testified in favor of the education bill. He promptly received a note from Bobby Kennedy thanking him for his testimony and saying: "As I review the testimony ol the many educators, officials and community leaders who were kind enough to come and give us the benefit of their insight and experience, I am impressed again with how heavy a contribution you have made to the formation of a great national policy, I am sure the Education Committee shares my view. Again my thanks for appearing. I hope you will send me any information you think will be useful in the future. Sincerely, Robert Kennedy." Probable explanation is that the letter was written by someone in Kennedy's office and the Senator signed it without paying any attention to the addressee. - o - —BRITISH PEACE PRQBE-- Though the telephone line between No, 10 Downing Street and the White House has hardly been used of late, Prime Minister Harold Wilson did communicate with Johnson in advance re his plan for a Commonwealth peace mission to Hanoi, Peking, Moscow and Washington, He did not ask LBJ's approval, merely kept him informed. The President made no objection, though he grumbled privately that there had already been thirteen peace probes in the last four years, not counting the informal moves, and that Wilson's overture would get nowhere. This, of course, proved to be the case. What distressed the British and, to a lesser extent, the State Department was that the Kremlin ruled out any talks even before they could get started. The State Department was not surprised, however, Moscow's negative reaction jibes with this column's reports of a strong anti-American sentiment inside the Kremlin, with Mikhail Suslov, the No. 1 opponent of Khrushchev, now getting the upper hand. This is one of the most alarming developments in the current Viet Nam crisis. On top of this has come a warning from the Soviet Foreign Office that Russia is prepared to go to war with the United States, if we go too far in North Viet Nam. There has been a certain amount of bluffing on both sides in the Viet Nam crisis, but this warning was given considerable weight by the State Department, though discounted by Johnson's military advisers, who still are pretty much calling the shots on both military tactics and diplomatic decisions. - o - -ENFORCING CIVIL RIGHTS— Before the Agriculture Department appropriation bill came up in the House of Representatives, Rep. Jamie Whitten of Mississippi quietly killed $289,000 for the enforcement of Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act. This would provide money for the Agriculture Department to hire and train Negroes for its agricultural committees, heretofore without Negro members in Southern states. Most Congressmen didn't notice the omission of this $289,000. But Clarence Mitchell of the NAACP did. He began to pour the heat on Congressional leaders. Finally Rep. Carl Albert of Oklahoma, the Democratic Leader, telephoned Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman. "Call off the dogs," he said. "You'll get that $289,000 if you just call-off the dogs." Alb'ert him'ielf has always supported enforcement of the Civil Rights Act, did not know the appropriation had been killed. He put it back in the Agriculture Department budget. --ADAM CLAYTON POWELL— This column has frequently raked Rep. Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem over the coals for his foreign junkets. In fairness, however, it should be noted Powell did such a creditable job of pushing through the education bill that Vie received a private letter of appreciation from the Vice President. "Dear Adam," wrote HHH, "you and your Education and Labor Committee are to be commended highly on the manner in which you handled the education bill in the House. Your organization and arguments were most impressive. "This bill is the heart of the President's program. It will do more for the youth of America than any single legislative act since the days of the New Deal. You played an important role in this great achievement." - o - -GREAT NORTHERN NORTHERN PACIFIC MERGER- Out in Washington State, the Republican governor doesn't always believe in letting the Democratic attorney general's office know what he is doing. When Frank P. Hayes, assistant attorney general, a Democrat, got up before the Interstate Commerce Commission to argue against the Northern Pacific-Great Northern railroad merger on behalf of the State of Washington, ICC Chairman Charles Webb asked if he represented the official position of his state. Yes, Hayes assured him. Chairman Webb then held up a wire from Gov. Daniel J. Evans advising the ICC that testimony presented by the Washington State attorney general's office "represented research authorized by the previous administration not by this administration. "This administration does not believe this merger inconsistent with the public interest," advised GOP Gov. Evans. Hayes was flabbergasted. Hayes then told the ICC that as a lawyer for the state, he would represent it as before, unless advised to the contrary by the state. Since he had not heard to the contrary, he could only assume that this was the "personal position of the governor" and not that of the state itself. Hayes explained that before he left Olympia, he had personally "checked with the governor's office and the attorney general." At that time, he had been told there was no change in plans. He was to proceed against the merger. Washington State elects its attorney general and governor. Atty. Gen. John J. O'Connell, a Democrat, was reelected although his running mate, Governor Rossellini, also a Democrat, lost out to the Republican challenger, Evans. Hayes was particularly incensed by Gov. Evans" wire because though, he was left in the dark, the wire bore the notation at the bottom: "Copy sent to Earl J. Requa, Northern Pacific general counsel, at the Sheraton Carlton, Washington, D. C. . WESLEY | = By Mrs. Viola Studer 1 Mrs. Mary Bode, district deputy of C.D.A.'s conducted installation ceremonies at West Bend Tuesday evening, June 22. Mrs. Justine Becker accompanied her to West Bend. Mr. andMrs. Herman Bode attended open house June 20 at the Floyd Bode home, Algona, in honor of the latter couple's 25th wedding anniversary. A. Rlchter family picnic was held June 20 in the city park. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gary of Akron, Ohio, who had spent a week with her mother, Mrs. Laura Richter and other relatives; Ed Dusolds, Mason City, Kenneth Reeds- troms and Janet Otis of Minneapolis; Jack Hays', Waterloo; Ed Richters, Bancroft; Michael Richters, Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lucas, Ames; Connie and Georgene Richter, Des Moines; Mrs. Laura Richter and Jack, Frank Richter's and the Edmund and Edward Otises, all of Wesley. The Ed Kenyons, Whittemore, Mrs. Teresa Berger and family of Algona and the Albert and Louis Lickteigs had a picnic in the city park June 20 in honor of Louis, the father. A family picnic was held June 20 at the Geo. Lickteig farm home. Those present were the PLAN CAREFREE VACATION need pack protection Bob Schrauths of Batavia, 111., who had been a guest of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schrauth, Paul Schrauths, Bancroft; Floyd Byrne family of Morelajid and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schrauth. Mrs. Floyd Armstrong took their 14 year old son Calvin to a hospital at Rochester, Minn. June M for medical carp of severe nose bleeding. She has stayed with their son. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schrauth spent a week recently at a resort at Toma, Wis., with their Thursday, July 1, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moin«*-S young couple now have one son and 2 daughters. The infant was baptized Sunday in St. Joseph's Catholic church by Father Phillips. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Studer, Britt. • V." V"« '1ft* daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Williams and family. Herman Studers report a new grand-daughter, Susan Louise, born June 1C to the Merlin Stu- ders at the Britt hospital. 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