The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 19, 1965 · Page 5
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A.H.S. Class Of 1930 Reunites The members of the class of 1930 of Algona High School who gathered at the Johnson House on August 7 for a reunion are shown above. From left to right they are: front row, Aclele Bankson White, Algona, Jo Murtagh Pruyn, Cedar Falls, Loretta Howie Lichter, Burt, and Harley Troutman, Algona. Second row, Frances Steussy Loss, Algona, Laura Hilbert Becker, Irvington, Arline Stewart Simon, Algona, Ivy Scuffham, Algona, Mary Adams Richter, Elmore, Minn., Mary Tjaden Long, Algona, Maxine Mitchell Dittmer, Burt, Leona, Lichter Clapsaddle, Clear Lake, and Agnes Brown Dreesman, Algona. Third row, Clifford Worster, Des Moines, Bernice Burlingame Schrader, Britt, Jean Cruikshank Benschoter, Algona, Mildred Sunding Hedlund, Madrid, Margaret Dodds Albright, Waterloo, Pearle Leigh Etherington, Algona, Alberta Grosenbach Miller, Grinnell, and Ruth Barton Burkett, Fort Wayne, Ind. Fourth row, Harold Martinek, Wesley, Gordon Stephenson, Des Moines, Charles Lindhorst, New Sharon, Lewis Ferguson, Algona, Vincent Oxley, Algona, Carl Pearson, Manly, Kyle Keith, Algona, Roberta Skilling Tremmel, Sheldon, and Jack Hilton, Winterset. (This photo, taken by Mike Stillman, is presented here at the request of class members). Thurtday, August 19, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper De» Mo!nes-5 Merry-Go-Round By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - It has now been established to the satisfaction of intelligence experts that Russian personnel are manning the SAM missiles which shot down American planes over North Viet Nam. Their conclusion is based upon the Intercept of Russian radio voice communications by American pilots over the SAM sites. Hitherto intelligence experts have figured the Chinese had sent North Viet Nam some of the SAM missiles which the Russians had given to Peking in 1960 before relations between the countries became strained. The administration has decided to play down any Russian involvement In North Viet Nam. In the first place, the.Russians have warned us frankly and repeatedly that they would have to come to the defense of North Viet Nam with missiles, MIG, personnel, etc., if we continued bombing. Second, the United States has never protested the location of SAM missiles in Cuba, considering them short-range and purely defensive. Having lodged no protest in the case of an island 90 miles off the American coast, it would be difficult to make an issue of similar missiles 9,000 miles distant. Furthermore, the administration is still hoping that eventually the Russians may use their influence with North Viet Nam for a peaceful settlement. Repeatedly Moscow has declined to do this - in conversations with Averell Harriman, and in local conversations with Ambassador Dobrynin in Washington. The Russian position is that there can be no peace talks until the United States stops bombing- North Viet Nam. - o - -NEW PEACE EFFORT-- Those who have participated in White House briefings over Viet Nam recently have come away with the distinct impression that the President is more anxious than ever for a negotiated peace. He has drastically modified his position as of last February, is now willing to talk to the Viet Cong and accept elections in both North and South Viet Nam which unquestionably would go communist in both countries. There have been private, unofficial feelers bet ween the North Vietnamese and Individual Americans, but no really firm overtures for peace talks. Both sides keep dancing around in circles. That is why the U. S. has now sent a secret, six-page aide- memoire to various friendly nations, outlining our willingness to suspend the bombing of North Viet Nam again if the Hanoi government should show any signs of willingness to talk. Great Britain, Canada, France, India and others have contact with Hanoi. And the document gives them something concrete to talk about. It states: "The United States government does not rule out the possibility of another and more prolonged cessation of the bombing of North Viet Nam." And it goes on: "In return, the United States has asked for some clear indication from Hanoi that there would take place a cessation in the infiltration of of military equipment and personnel into South Viet Nam, and above all, a sharp reduction in the level of military activity and terrorism in South Viet Nam, which is made possible by the North Vietnamese support." The aide-memoire also repeats that the United States is willing to return to the main points of the 1954 Geneva Agreement on Viet Nam - which includes elections which probably would give the communists control of the entire country. And is Hanoi is not willing to travel to an international conference table at Geneva, the U. S. says it is even willing to send representatives to meetings that might be held in Cambodia or Laos, which adjoin Viet Nam. The U. S. statement asks two questions, however; Whether Hanoi makes it an absolute condition that communists must dominate the Saigon government, and whether it equally adamantly demands that U. S. troops must be withdrawn before any talks can be held. If Hanoi is unwilling to soften its stand on these two points, the aide-memoire makes it plain that a truly peaceful settlement will be impossible. - o -ELLIOTT THE PROMOTER— Elliott Roosevelt, mayor of Miami Beach, has offered the Democratic National Committee $1 .million toward the Democratic campaign fund if the next Democratic Convention is held In Miami Beach. This is the largest offer ever made to any political party by a convention city. in addition, Elliott offered $650,000 worth of improvements on the Miami Beach Auditorium. He made the same offer to the Republicans. Democratic Chairman John Bailey, however, would like to hold the convention in Houston, Tex. Many Democrats are opposed on the grounds, believe it or not, that President Johnson should not get too much of a Texas image. Incidentally, during the recent visit of Vice President Humphrey to Miami, Roosevelt drove up In an old jalopy. Other bigwigs arrived in Lincoln Continentals and Cadillacs. But their chauffeurs kept the air-cooling systems on so high while waiting for the Vice President that several of them overheated their,.,engines and split,, the cylinder.'blocks.. ••;.-. ••.,.' So 'Vice President Humphrey rode in Elliott Rossevelt's Jalopy instead. - o - -KENNEDY SECRETS-- The "kiss-and-tell" memoirs of Arthur Schlesinger and Ted Sorenson about the late President Kennedy have raised a furor in Washington. The big debate is whether these two close friends were right in revealing White House secrets, especially the fact that Kennedy planned to fire Dean Rusk as Secretary of State. If anyone should be blamed for this, it is Kennedy himself. At one cabinet meeting he remarked to Schlesinger that he should make a record for history of what was going on. Several Cabinet members in the Kennedy administration were not too happy about having their off-the-record views written down for, future memoirs, but they couldn't object in view of President Kennedy's advice to Schlesinger. And the two authors now, of course, are simply carrying Kennedy's suggestion one step farther. - o - -SCRANTON'S CAMPAIGN— Gov. William Scranton and Sen. Hugh Scott, both of Pennsylvania, have talked over a secret deal to keep Scranton in the political limelight so he can run for President again. Scranton is prohibited by the Pennsylvania constitution from running for reelection next year. Out of the governor's mansion and out of the limelight, it would be difficult for him to stay in the running for President in "68. Therefore, Scott may run for governor to succeed Scranton and, if he wins, could appoint scranton to his vacant Senate seat. This would give Scranton a political forum, for the next two years. - o - —CHINESE DEFECTOR— Federal agents have been tipped off that another former Chinese nationalist official will follow the example of ex-Vice President Li Tsung-jen, who recently slipped behind the Bamboo Curtain. Next defector will be 73-year old Wu Chang-ying, former Nationalist Minister of Agrarian Reforms, who also served in Chiang Kai-shek's government as Vice Minister of Finance, Vice Minister of Interior and Secretary General of the legislative Yuan. He became disenchanted with Chiang in 1949, sought asylum in the United States, and became active in the Third Force Movement, which was both anti- Nationalist and anti-communist. He also wrote a column for the China World, a Chinese newspaper published in San Francisco. His writings became increasingly pro-communist until he was fired by the paper earlier this year. Wu is now reported to be dealing under cover with the same Chinese communist agents who also persuaded Li Tsung-jen to quit the free world. Both are old men, broke and disillusioned, whose only value to the Reds is propaganda. - o - —CHINESE PAID $250,000— G-men have uncovered the secret of how Li Tsung-jen slipped back to Peking. LI had been living at Englewood Cliffs, N. J. - a friendly fellow, 74 years old, who always spoke highly of the United States. Suddenly he showed up in Peking to denounce the "wolfish ambitions" and "evil doings" of the country that had given him refuge. The FBI has now learned that Red China's secret intelligence organization, the United Front Work department, contacted Li months ago. Its agents apparently tried to coax Li to defect, finally offered him $250,000. "We Dried 60,000 Bushels Of Com Last Fall With LP GAS For 1.6c Per Bushel I" 1 That's the economy of LP GAS as reported by Cecil Bjustrom and his sons, Harold, Chuck and Francis,who farm about 7 miles west of Algona on highway 18. North Central Public Service Co. servicemen, Dale Briggs, left, and Don Meyer, right, are shown with two of the Bjustrom boys, Harold, left center, and Chuck, right center, in front of Bjustrom's Behlen drying outfit which they purchased from Taylor Implement, Algona, last fall. The Bjustroms report fast and efficient service, total fuel costs for their large drying operation of about $950 — and emphatically state they would recommend North Central Public Service Co. to their neighbors for corn drying. They expect to dry almost 60,000 bushels again this year. Bjustroms fed about 10,000 bushels of corn, mostly to hogs (they also raise cattle), and sealed the rest. NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO 10 EAST STATE STREET - ALGONA {••••••••••••••••••••••I 3 OUT OF 10 WORKERS IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE FOR THEIR INCOME Farmers in the United States last year spent more than $3 billion for tractors, equipment and vehicles. They spent more than $3.3 billion for supplies to keep that equipment moving. Total assets of agriculture in the United States are $226 billion. Agriculture has a lot of dollar muscle. Farmer cooperatives make it possible for farmers to use that muscle for their own good; for the good of their community; and for the good of agriculture. Keeping agriculture strong is important to farmers and to agricultural communities. Keeping agriculture strong is also vital to the economic well-being of all private industry and business in the United States. Patronize your Cooperative. * * WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Larry Twedt, Mgr. WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO R. W. Jurgens, (Hobarton Branch) TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR J- l» Miller, Mgr. FARMERS ELEVATOR CO., Swea City Larry Peters, FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. L. Matheson, Mgr. FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR —- Curtis Lura, LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. (RVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR E. F. Immerfall, OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schult?, Mgr. LONE ROC K CO-OP EXCHANGE — Lorenz Geitzenayer, Mgrj Mgr. Mgr. Mgr, Mgr Mgr

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