The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 30, 1965 · Page 14
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Merry-Go-Round imiiiiiiimiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHH iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii By drew Pearson WASHINGTON - The need for patriotic young men to fight in Viet Nam has produced a rush, not to the recruiting centers but in the opposite direction. Never have so many red-blooded American boys tried so many ruses to get out of serving their country. Though no precise figures have been compiled, Selective Service officials suspect that draft dodging is worse now than at any time since the Civil War. Not only are more men neglecting to register, ignoring official correspondence, refusing to report for their physicals, and tearing up their draft cards, but the threat of military service has scared thousands into premature marriages, unplanned schooling, and unwanted jobs. Congressmen have been bombarding local boards with requests for deferments. Prominent people have brought pressure on the boards to exempt their sons. Employers have claimed that the most unlikely young workers are essential to the home front. For men of draft age, 19 to 26, simply don't seem to understand the necessity for manning the frontiers of freedom half a world away. The Viet Nam War is either too remote or too abstruse to arouse their patriotism. Those who ask what they can do for their country often seek the answer outside of the armed forces. Those who must put on a uniform are more pitied than praised. - o - -FUTURE DRAFT CALLS— Yet the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are demanding more men to keep South Viet Nam from falling to the communists. Next month, 33,600 new draftees will be pressed into service. The call probably will be increased in November and December. The first married men without children will be ordered to duty after Christmas. Selective Service will continue to defer college students, though some attending part time or making poor grades may be inducted. Medical standards for draftees may also be lowered in the months ahead. Yet only four out of ten militarily eligible youths are likely to be put into uniform, which means over half will escape ser- 'vice. This is bound to produce quixotic standards and cause injustices. Selective Service operates somewhat like Russian roulette. •. As a young man stands on the threshold of his future, Uncle Sam hands him a revolver. Five chambers are marked "deferred," the sixth is loaded with a draft call. He spins the cylinder and takes his chance. - o --HOW TO BEAT DRAFT— There are many ways to beat the draft; the ruses range from deliberately flunking tests to "instant" fatherhood. People with masters' degrees have miraculously failed their educational tests. And more than one illegitimate child has been given a name because his father sought to duck the draft. A few desperate draft dodgers, feeling the hot breath of the local board on their necks, have actually contrived to get arrested for minor crimes in order to be found morally unfit. The most common grounds for exemptibn are physical or mental unfitness. Next are deferments for dependency. Then come school and job deferments. Comparatively few youths take their chances on violating the Selective Service laws outright, but the number is increasing at an alarming rate. Worst problem: 18 year-olds who fail to register. The local boards simply have no way of discovering that a boy has turned 18 and hasn't registered, unless someone turns him in. It is risky, however, to pull a fast one on Uncle Sam. Those who try it usually get caught. They are subject to five years in prison, and a $10,000 fine. But more often, their names are merely put at the head of the list, and they are the first to be hustled off to boot camp. Meanwhile, the inequities in our Selective Service system and the failure to convince young people of their patriotic duty are creating a generation of draft dodgers. - o - -WASHINGTON HOT LINE-- Despite the public outcry over the lavish spending on the Sam Rayburn Building, House leaders have ordered a complete overhaul of the Clarence Cannon Building, oldest of the three House office buildings, beginning in November. They secretly plan to make it the most luxurious quarters of all .... Almost '• certaliily^this will reverse the great exodus of senior Congressmen, who were lured from their old offices by the glitter of the Rayburn building. Like prodigal sons, they are expected to return after the renovations and to exercise their seniority to get their old offices back. This game of "musical offices," switching back and forth, will cost the taxpayers a small fortune apart from the elaborate and expensive renovations .... Sen. Phil Hart, D-Mich., will introduce legislation today (Monday) to prevent doctors from peddling drugs, eyeglasses and other medical products on the side. He will point out that doctors who fill their own prescriptions may be tempted to think more of the profits than of their patients. Hart will also blast the American Medical Association for failing to police its own profession .... The Army has swept under the secrecy label a great train scandal. Spurning competitive bids, the Army purchased 10 Plymouth locomotives for use in Thailand. These developed so much trouble that only one could ever be put in service. So the Army simply scrapped the 10 Plymouth engines and ordered 10 General Electric locomotives, again not bothering to seek the lowest bidder. Upon inquiry, this column was told the whole deal was a deep, dark military secret. - o - — KREMLIN POWER STRUGGLE- Behind the pastel walls of the Kremlin, a struggle for power is still raging. It is reported to be more sophisticated, less savage than the power plays of the past. Yet upon its outcome may hang the answer to the momentous question of peace or war. Not even the most reliable intelligence reports can be depended upon to reveal exactly what is going on inside the Kremlin. But from whispers that have leaked out, a picture is taking form. Here are the outlines: 1. Ex-Premier Nikita Khrushchev's disciples in the lower levels of government are being slapped down. They are not being banished to Siberia, as of old, but merely demoted. However, Khrushchev's enemies apparently lack the strength to purge his former followers inside the Kremlin. 2. The anti-American faction, led by the forbidding Mikhail Suslov, appears to. have gained the upper hand. It has succeeded in intensifying the cold war and stepping up defense production. Those who favor peaceful coexistence, however, have managed to keep East-West channels open. They have also wangled some concessions for the Soviet consumers. - o - —JEKYLL AND HYDE-- The revalry between the Kremlin factions has given Soviet pronouncements a Jekyll-Hyde cast. Several key government posts also remain vacant because of the inability of either faction to triumph. Of course, the hard-liners are AS 10W AS $3.50 PER MONTH RENTS A LINDSAY WATER SOFTENER * Fiberglass tanks cannot rust or Uqk * Compact-can be installed anywhere * Semi or automatic for ease of operation * One flat monthly rental fee-use as ofter as yqu like. * No fuss-No muss No need to wait for a fresh supply of soft W ater—with a Lindsay you have an abundance of softened water. FOB INFORMATION - CALL 299-3755 HOWARD MILLER and DON DEAL Authorized LINDSAY Dealers r Lindsay Soft Water Co. LINDSAY 520 South Phillips Street Algona, Iowa led by Suslov, who has a deep suspicion of all things Western. He favors a more rigid domestic discipline and more militant foreign policy. He has never given up the idea of communist conquest of the world. He is opposed down the line by pragmatic Premier Aleksei Kosygin, who favors more practical policies. Straddling the Kremlin fence is Party Chairman Leonid Brezhnev, who reportedly sided with Suslov for more defense spending but went along with Kosygin for continued East-West talks. The division in the Kremlin may continue indefinitely or may end in another sudden shake-up. Suslov already has brought former Premier Georgi Malen- kov back to Moscow as a new pawn in the power struggle. - o - — LBJ'S URGENT MESSAGE-- In the middle of the delicate United Nations negotiations over the India-Pakistan crisis, a messenger slipped into the tense, closed door meeting and handed American Ambassador Arthur Goldberg a note. It said President Johnson wanted to speak to the Ambassador on the phone. Underlined was the word, "Urgent!" But Goldberg, about to make a telling point, thrust the note in his pocket and went on with the negotiations. Several minutes later, a second note arrived. Again it was marked, "Urgent 1" This time, Goldberg left the conference and took the President's call. LBJ said he had seen Goldberg earlier on television and thought he had dropped his eyes too frequently. Patiently, Goldberg explained that he had been obliged to look down to read his notes. He would much rather have the script projected on a transparent television prompter in front of him, he said, as the President does. But when he had asked for one of these miracle readers, Goldberg reminded Johnson, the President's budget squeezers had said it would cost too much. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Rochleou Home from Wedding Trip Thursday, Sept. 30, 1965 Algeria (la.) Upp«r De* Mo!n«*-3 were Mr. and Mrs. Roland Ostwald, Whittemore. Pinning on corsages, Mrs. Harlan Wehr- span, Emmetsburg; cutting cake, Mrs. Michael Schmidt, Algona; and Mrs. Don Myers, Algona; pouring, Mrs. Mel Hotz, Cedar Rapids and Marylin Richman, Algona; assisting with gifts, Elsie Ostwald, Mrs. Wilbur Knecht, Mrs. Willis Struecker of Whittemore and Miss Pamela Coates of Cedar Falls. Table waitresses were Louise Paulson, Algona, Mrs. Gerald Pederson, Ledyard, Mrs. Duane Lieb, Lotts' Creek and Mrs. Ronney Gerber, Algona. The bride was employed with the State Department of Social Welfare at Algona and Mr.Roch- leau is farming south of Algona. DON'T DiLAY! WHITTEMORE - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald V. Rochleau, have returned from a wedding trip to Banff, Alberta, Canada, and are making their home south of Algona. They were married recently in St. Paul's Lutheran church with the Rev.Cleo Kautsch officiating at the double ring ceremony. The bride is the former Marilyn Carole Ostwald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ostwald of Whittemore. Mr. Rochleau is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rochleau of Algona. The bride was attended by Beverly Zumach as matron of honor. Carolyn Rochleau of Boone, sister of the brietegroom, was bridesmaid. Richard Rochleau of Minneapolis, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and Dennis Seefeld, Wesley, friend of the bridegroom, was groomsman. Organist was Rueben Butzke and accompanied soloist Miss Dorene Funk of Algona. Ushers were Lloyd Funk of Rodman and Gary Rochleau of Algona. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors for 250 guests. Mrs. William Leek of Algona was in charge of the guest book. Mrs. Earl Elmore, Algona, was personal attendant. Dining hosts ... GET FIRE INSURANCE TODAY ! Tomorrow could be too late. This is the day to make sure you have adequate fire insurance protection. Let us plan a program of coverage that will give you the greatest protection at the least possible cost. BLOSSOM INSURANCE FOR COMPLETE INSURANCE COVERAGE CALL NOW! 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