Merry-Co-Round niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiniii By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - President Johnson, curious as to whether his daughter Lucl had violated any church procedure by being baptized a Catholic after having been baptized an Episcopalian, consulted his newpress secretary, Bill Moyers, a onetime clergyman. The verdict came back that baptism is up to the individual. Then Moyers recalled this story of the Baptist preacher in South Carolina who was calling the roll of his congregation as to whether they had been washed of their sins. "Have you been washed of your sins, brothers?" he asked the congregation. "Tell me where and when, he asked each member. "At the Methodist church in Dry Creek, S.C.," was one reply. "How were you washed? Were you sprinkled?" "Yes." "You weren't baptized," reproved the parson. "You were dry cleaned I" - o - —VIET NAM PEACE?-- Hope for the negotiation of a Vietnamese peace after the monsoon season was expressed to the House Foreign Affairs Committee recently by William Bundy, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs. Bundy, brother of White House adviser McGeorge Bundy, Is one of those who recommended that the President launch the now unproductive policy of bombing North Viet Nam. Testifying behind closed doors, Bundy told Congressmen he is confident the United States can hold off Viet Cong attacks during the monsoon season, which ends in late October.The United States is in excellent shape to continue "successful defensive" maneuvers until then, Bundy said. The possibility of peaceful negotiations should be much brighter "after we have won this decisive victory," Bundy said. He hinted that full strength of American forces in Viet Nam is, or soon would be, around 100,000 ground troops plus Air Force units. "Many of us are worried that the conflict over there is being dangerously escalated," said Rep. Donald M. Fraser, D-Minn. "How can you expect to negotiate with these people after we have hit them over the head with a club?" "Actually, what we are doing is preventing an escalation by the Viet Cong," replied Bundy. "Our position will improve as long as we can discourage such escalation." He added that President Johnson is doing everything possible to seek and secure peace, "even though some of you may not agree with his methods." - o - —EXTT MAX TAYLOR— The exit of Gen, Maxwell Taylor from Saigon resulted from a combination of factors, One, he wanted to leave, especially since his wife had returned to Washington. He wasn't enthusiastic about going to Saigon in the first place, but took the assignment as a good soldier, Second, Taylor was unpopular with both the U.S. military and the South Vietnamese military. He also failed to keep his eye on the Buddhists, always seemed to be out of the country when a new revolution took place. Third, if Taylor had been assassinated, as threatened by the Viet Cong, American reaction would have been harsh to a point of escalating the war. Taylor was heavily guarded - one American car in advance of his limousine when he traveled, one Nationalist police car behind. Even when he strode through the lobby of the American Embassy he was so surrounded by bodyguards that you could barely see him. While the guards were necessary, they were a constant reminder that the United States was not in complete control, even in Saigon. In the end, Taylor was happy to leave Saigon and the administration was happy to have him go. —JAPANESE AND SHRINERS— The joint meetings between Japanese and American cabinet members were frank, healthy and a tribute to the ability of two one-time enemies to become friends. But there was one thing the visiting Japanese officials just couldn't understand - the Shriners. When the Japanese arrived at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington the Shriners' convention was just convening. And the fastidious gentlemen from Tokyo, looking prim and proper, gaped with amazement at the men dressed in Arab fezzes, baggy pants and in one case riding a camel, who dominated the hotel lobby. The highest officers in the Japanese government, usually the height of punctuality, were late for appointments because they could not take their eyes off this new breed of Americans. They watched them pinch ladies, light matches and pretend to set fire to hotel carpets, and otherwise relax as only homo Americanus can when away from home. The Japanese cabinet members didn't ask questions. But from the look on their faces they must have wondered whether a new type of American had been lurking undiscovered on the Western Hemisphere during the years. Note: A group of Africans was observing the Shriner parade, dressed in their gaudy native garb. Evidently puzzled by the Shriner costumes, one of them turned to a bystander and asked: "Is Johnson still President?" - o - -JAPANESE BOO-BOO- At the White House luncheon for the Japanese Cabinet there occurred such a boo-boo as seldom happens at state functions. News of Adlai Stevenson's death came while the luncheon was In progress. President Johnson set aside his prepared speech and paid tribute to Stevenson. And Foreign Minister Etsusaburo Shiina did the same. But when the interpreter translated Shiina's speech, the English version put the Foreign Min- ister in the position of paying tribute to "the late" Henry Cabot Lodge, who, of course, was not dead, but who was ambassador to the U.N. under Eisenhower. President' Johnson did not say a word in correction; nor did any of the American guests. They figured the error was a slip of the tongue by the interpreter. - o - —HOT SPOT FOR TAX SLEUTHS— Internal Revenue agents are on the spot no matter which way they testify before the Senate eavesdropping committee. If they take the Fifth Amendment, as most of them are doing, they probably lose their jobs with Internal Revenue. It's a long standing rule that no tax agent can take the Fifth Amendment before a Congressional committee. If, on the other hand, they testify and admit they tapped wires, they put themselves in violation of the Pennsylvania law which makes wire tapping illegal. The new Internal Revenue Commissioner, Sheldon Cohen, was not in office when this wire tapping took place, and has informed Sen. Ed Long, D-Mo., chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Eavesdropping, that he has taken steps to correct the situation. Nevertheless, it remains a fact that various federal agencies have engaged in wiretapping for some years in securing evidence against the underworld. The current investigation, dealing chiefly with Internal Revenue activities in Pittsburgh, Pa., is linked in the minds of some Senators with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., when he was Attorney General, at which time it was reported he used wire tapping extensively, some critics claimed as a political weapon. A star Senate witness was Tony Grosso, convicted little king of the numbers racket in Allegheny County. Grosso is now appealing his conviction of $190,000 fine and nine years prison sentence on federal gambling tax charges. Grosso was used as a witness by the government in an income IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 8749 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Ronald Orvllle Davis, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE: You are hereby notified that all persons Indebted to said estate are requested to make Immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be' forever barred. Dated this 16th day of July, 1965. Jack Davis Administrator of Said Estate Algona, Iowa Shaffer & Greenlief Attorney for said Administrator Fort Podge, Iowa Date of secondpublicatlon:27th day of July, 1965, (53-55) Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, July 27, 1965 tax case against Assistant Superintendent of Pittsburgh Police Lawrence J. Maloney, recently acquitted of chargesthathe failed 'o report $230,873 in income for the six years from 1958-63. Maloney claimed he won $44,875 in bets at the tracks and gambling tables, of which $7,700 won at the Star Dust in Las Vegas was used to pay off the mortgage on his home. Maloney claimed he made more in bets than his $40,945 salary for those years. Guest Speaker Daryl R. Watts, Eagle Grove, vice president of the Ibwa Junior Chamber of Commerce, was guest speaker at the Wednesday night meeting of the Algona Jaycees. Topic of discussion was "Internal Affairs". Mr. Watts was accompanied by several other men from Eagle Grove and Clarion. Andy Lester of Clarion gave a demonstration of operating a cotton candy machine the local Jaycees will be using Ridiculous Days. Fenton Forwards The Fenton Forwards met Julv 12 with Paulette and Karla Pete r. We had a workshop outdoors. A committee was chosen for a luncli at the local achievement show. Dlustrated talks were given by Ann Krause and Joyce Berkland. Demonstrations were given by Sandra Seegebarth and Debbie Bierle. 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