The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1965 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 3, 1965
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Tuesday, August 3, 196S Algeria (la.) Upper DM Moine* OllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllHMIIII By Drew Pearson —ELDERLY LIBERATOR— Syngman Rhee, the ex-President of Korea who died at the age of 90 in Honolulu the other day, spent a lot of time in Washington during the early days of the Roosevelt administration. He was a lonely figure, fighting for the Independence of a little country, then occupied by the Japanese, which few people had heard of and most cared less about. Because he was lonesome in Washington, he wanted to get an Austrian lady whom he had met in Vienna admitted to the United States so they could be married. But she could get no visa. Finally I talked with Cordell Hull, then Secretary of State, who was a great Woodrow Wilson admirer, and told him how Rhee had studied under Wilson at Princeton and was anxious to carry out Wilson's ideas for his country. Hull gave the lady a visa. Rhee was a lot happier after that, and even happier at first when he finally landed in his own liberated country after V-J Day. He governed Korea for over a decade, some said with too iron a hand. Finally student protests drove him into exile, away from the country he had liberated, back to the country which had befriended him. It's a sad story, but the story of many liberators, especially when they grow old and stay too long. - o - —STORMY CAPITOL-- Old Glory had a rough time with the elements during the recent electrical storm in Washington, which created gales up to 70 miles an hour on Capitol Hill. Two U. S. flags which fly night and day above the east and west fronts of the Capitol were ripped from their poles and blown off the building. It was the first time such a thing has happened in the memory of Capitol veterans; and a Capitol policeman, Pvt. John Atkinson, was almost blown off the roof of the new Rayburn Office Building when he tried to replace a flag tattered by the winds. The storm exposed the dilapidated condition of older sections of the Capitol. For example, there's a hole in the roof just above the private elevator on the east side, which had to be closed down a whole day for storm repairs. Light bulbs in the shaft were half-filled with water, and a huge pail also had to be anchored above the elevator to catch the water leakage - a unique touch in this age of pushbutton lifts. - o - —CASTRO'S UNWITTING FRIENDS— The Miami-based Cuban exile group calling itself "Christian Nationalist Movement" is doing so much for Fidel Castro unintentionally - that it should get a Castro Medal of Merit. The Christian Nationalists have claimed "credit" for two recent terrorist bombings in Mexico City, one at the Mexican- Soviet Cultural Institute on May 21 and the second July 7 in the plant of the daily newspaper "El Dia." On both occasions, hand grenades with U. S. Army markings were used. The confessed perpetrator of the El Dia attack is an American citizen of Cuban descent, Henry Aguero Garces. Mexicans were already fed up with the aggressive activities of approximately 12,000 anti- Castro Cubans living in Mexico and they have reacted to this latest act of senseless violence in a way that ought to delight the Bearded One. Even publications of the political right and those consistently pro-U. S. condemned the bombing of El Dia, a leftist but noncommunist paper. And several editorials have raised pointed questions about the operation on American soil of a self- proclaimed terrorist organization. Mexican police report that Aguero Garces and two Mexican accomplices also under arrest have told them the bombings there were part of a secret plan to terrorize leftists throughout Latin America, "for psychological purposes only, with no intent to cause injury to anyone." Yet at El Dia, Aguero tried to throw his grenade into the newspaper's fuel tanks. It missed, bounced off a wall and exploded under the managing editor's car, wrecking the vehicle. The plant is on the ground floor of a four-story apartment building where about 60 persons were asleep at the time of the early-morning attack. If the terrorist's aim had been better, there is no telling how many might have died or been maimed. Mexico's Secretary of the Interior, Luis Echeverria, has ordered a painstaking review of the background and present activities of every Cuban refugee in the country, to weed out all those found violating any proviso of their asylum commitments. - o - -WAR WITH CHINA ?-- Most important question in the background of the White House huddles over Viet Nam is whether we will - or should - get into war with Red China. One group definitely favors war. Certain top Air Force commanders presented the White House with the view that there must be an eventual showdown with Red China, and it would be strategically easier for such a showdown to come now rather than later. They proposed wiping out Chinese nuclear bases and laboratories this year, before China can become a major nuclear power. There was some reason to believe that when Khrushchev was in power he would not have objected. Today the situation has changed. The Kremlin has warned us that an attack on China would buy instant Russian retaliation. Despite this, many Pentagon strategists still argue that the time for a showdown with Red China is now. The President so far is taking the opposite view. He has made it clear that he is against the use of nuclear weapons, that he is flatly opposed to escalating the war. In one session, he pointed out that if we followed the recommendation of Rep. Jerry Ford, R-Mich., and bombed Hanoi, the Chinese would retaliate either by sending in massed troops or bombing Saigon. We would then be called upon to retaliate against Peking and world war would follow. The President devoutly desired to avoid world war. He is proceeding with extreme caution. He does want to stop the march of communism in Southeast Asia, but believes this can be done with a limited war. There is always the risk, however, that this limited war will slide into a major conflict, and this is why our allies have been so worried. Japanese leaders have been among the most persistent in urging the United States to change its policy in South Viet Nam. End* Wednesday — Aug. 4 'IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD" THURS. - SAT, AUGUST 5 * 7 ALGONA MOVIE CLOCK THURSDAY thru SATURDAY "Dr. No" at 7:30 Only; "From Russia With Love" at 9:30 Only. JSATURDAY MATINEE at 1.-3Q "Slim Carter" - Plus 6 Color Cartoons. SUNDAY - "Tickle Me" 1:30 - 3:25 - 5:20 - 7:30 - 9:30. TUESDAY thru WEDNESDAY "Tickle Me" - 7:35 - 9:40. mou think noiifre Boeing double- youta right! BACK TO BACK! JAMES BOND Sean Conn 98 JAMES BON "DrJfo" MMT winM MO MUM i wooni m«n UN FLEMING'S DR. NO .SEAM COHHERYJAMES BONO .URSULAANDRESS JOSEPHW1SEMAN JACK LORD .».—BERNARD IEE HARRY SALT2MAN - ALBERT R. BROCCOLI »>« IHI FLEMINGS FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE _ SEAN CONNERYJAMES BOND iiuiumitMiMwu tomun mn«* xiwuiirir DANIELA B1ANCHI >»*« * RICHARD UAIBAUM Sat. Mat. at 1:30 - "SLIM CARTER" A HEART WARMING COMEDY With Julie Adams & Tim Hovey Plus 6 Color Cartoons THUR. -SAT., Aug. 5-7 - THUR. is "BUCK NITE SAT. MIDNITE SHOW AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! * 2ND BIG FIRST RUN HIT * AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL p«u..lN COLOR

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