The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 21, 1965 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 21, 1965
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Merry-Co-Round iiiiiiiniiiiiiitiniiiiininninnmiinm By Drew Pearson WASHINGTON - Despite denials, is unquestionably was LBJ himself who leaked word that the billion-dollar contract for the new C-5A jet transport would go to Lockheed at Marietta, Ga. The leak touched off heavy trading in Lockheed stocks one day before the official government unnouncement and the SEC is now investigating, The incident is important not so much because of the market speculation in Lockheed but because it reveals one of the President's fundamental political weaknesses, known in political circles as "yielding to blackmail." A better word would be pressure. It's done every day in politics. In this case the President has long been susceptible to indirect and delicate pressure by the most powerful Southerner, Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga. Russell has been able to slap down the President repeatedly and in the most humiliating manner, but he still gets away with it. The worst was last fall when Russell ostentatiously went off to Europe during the height of the election campaign on an alleged inspection of U. S. military bases which had already been inspected five times that year. As a partial result, Georgia went Republican for the first time in a hundred years. Yet, after the election, the first man LBJ Invited to his ranch was Russell. The President even neglected at first to invite Gov. Carl Sanders, who had stumped the length and breadth of Georgia for Johnson. No other Senator was invited to the LBJ ranch during the month after the election - only the powerful Southerner who had walked out. This was the tip-off to other Senators that the President was still subject to political blackmail. It has disturbed his relations with other powerful Senators such as Sen. William Fulbright, Ark., who has bucked LBJ's policies in Viet Nam and the Dominican Republic ever since. Despite the President's overtures to Russell, almost humiliating at times, Russell continued to be aloof regarding Viet Nam and, on August 1, warned the public that Viet Nam had no strategic value, would cost the taxpayers between $10 and $12 billion a year. Shortly thereafter the President swallowed his pride, called Russell to the White House and let him know that Georgia was getting something of a political gift in the form of a Lockheed contract. Going back to Atlanta, Russell discreetly let it be known that Lockheed would probably get the C-5A contract. Note: Russell, facing a hot reelection race next year, was on the verge of being dumped by the Georgia power structure, Including Georgia Power and Coca- Cola, in favor of Gov. Sanders, who has done an excellent job of administering the state. It will be recalled that the power structure walked out on Sen. Walter George toward the end of his career. The Lockheed contract will probably reverse Georgia power structure support away from Sanders and back to Russell. - o - —U. S. AID FOR CASTRO— The experts who've been trying to figure out why Fidel Castro suddenly decided to let unhappy Cubans leave his island paradise think they finally have the answer - he has too many mouths to feed. Cuba isn't doing too well economically despite all the "agrarian reforms" Castro has tried to introduce. Although it had a comparatively good sugar crop this year, the world sugar price is down sharply from a year ago. Meanwhile, Cuba's production of babies has been greater than increases in the food supply. By letting Cubans who want to leave do so, Castro is shift- Ing part of his burden to Uncle Sam. - o - — LBJ ALL THE WAY- President Johnson is staying in a new presidential suite at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, set up after he complained about his former penthouse suite. The last time he was sent to the hospital - for "executive flu" last January - he was put up in the plush presidential suite on the 17th floor. But he grumbled about the heat and the cooking odors. Also the Secret Service didn't like the way the elevator doors opened directly across from the President's room. The Navy quietly took the hint, cleared out some chemistry research labs from a third floor wing, and built a luxurious new presidential suite. The First Lady personally helped with the design and decorations. President Johnson has waived the dollar-a-day rate to which he is entitled as Commander- in-Chief and is paying the going civilian rate of $42 a day. - o - —BOOST FOR RED CHINA- Diplomatic strategists were upset over the timing of Sen. Robert Kennedy's call last week to Include Red China in disarmament talks. They felt that setbacks in Indonesia, Viet Nam, and on the Indian border had plunged China's prestige to an all-time low. Thus Kennedy, by publicizing Red China as a world power, gave Chinese pres- tige a boost at the wrong time. - o - — WHITE HOUSE POLITICS- The appointment of Charles W. Halleck to a ten-year term on the D. C. Court of General Sessions has caused some eyebrow-raising in Democrat circles. First, his father, Rep. Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, is former House Republican Leader and, second, his father helped to hamstring the D. C. home rule bill. Third, young Halleck himself fought against the integration of fraternities at Williams College, his alrna mater. As a Williams alumnus, he opposed a move by the college to take over the fraternity houses and open them to Negro students. Halleck bitterly accused the trustees of trying to turn Williams into "a Chinese communist collective." Despite all this, young Halleck was named to the bench in a city whose population is 54 per cent Negro, which wants home rule, and which voted Democratic in the 1964 presidential election by 6 to 1. - o - — LABOR ANGRY AT PRESIDENT- Labor leaders are furious at President Johnson for not pushing repeal of the right-to-work laws. They are complaining bitterly that the President could have put off his gall bladder operation for a few more days and helped to stop the Senate filibuster; instead he let it slip that he had no more pressing legislation before Congress. This added to the Irritation of the labor leaders, who felt that the right-to-work repeal was the most pressing bill on the union priority list. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield has tried to take the blame for falling to stop the filibuster. He's told labor leaders bluntly that he had made all the decisions and was entirely responsible. - o - —MOST EXCLUSIVE CLUB-- Thursdoy, October 21, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper De» Mo!n«-5 NOW! A WHOLE NEW SERIES OF ULTRA-LUXURIOUS CHEVROLETS BY CHEVROLET Caprice Custom Coupe-with exclusive formal roof line that comes on no other Chevrolet. Caprice Custom Sedan-with superb new Body by Fisher elegance inside and out. Caprice Custom Wagon-with fine new look of hardwood paneling on sides and tailgate. Everything it takes to create a distinguished luxury car has go ic into these new Caprices. Beneath the formal styling elegance that sets the Custom Coupe apart, for instance, you'll find thick wall-to-wall carpeting, comfort-contoured seats and the look of hand-rubbed walnut on the instrument panel, glove compartment and inside door panels. You can order a finely instrumented console, together with new Strato-bucket front seats. In the Custom Sedan, a new Strato- back front seat is available with bucket- type contours separated by a fold-down armrest. And in the equally opulent Custom Wagons, offered in 2- or 3-seuL models, you can even order carpeting for the cargo area. Each model rides super Jet-smooth. And for incomparably smooth power, you can specify Chevrolet's advanced Turbo-Jet V8 in either a 396- or 427- cubic-inch version. The price of it all? Somewhat more than you're used to paying fora Chevrolet. But less, as your dealer will happily confirm— than the select class of fine cars these new Caprices invite comparison with in every detail. See the new '66 Chevrolet, Chevelle, Chevy D, Corvair & Corvette at your Chevrolet dealer's KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. It's been a long time since Congress investigated one of its own members. The club spirit is too strong. But now an incident has taken place inside the House Agriculture Committee which,its .investigation -.if,. Congress, itself has any guts., It is strictly against the rules of Congress for an outside business interest to be present at a closed committee session. Either Congress must open its doors to everyone or to no one. There can be no special privilege for one person. This is such an important rule that the Senate once officially censured Sen. Hiram Bingham, the powerful Connecticut Republican, who permitted a representative of the Connecticut Manufacturers Association, Charles L. Eyanson, to sit in on an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee when it was considering the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. Bingham had great prestige in the Republican party, but he was censured anyway. There have been only two cases of censure in this century. Rep. Harold Cooley, Democrat of North Carolina, has now done exactly the same thing, only he's done it more than once. During the recent writing of the Sugar Act, just as important as the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, Cooley permitted to sit in on an executive session Irving Hoff of the Cane Sugar Refiners and Phil Jones of the Beet Sugar Association. The rest of the public, the rest of the sugar lobbyists wore excluded while Hoff and Jones were permitted t<> suggest what should go into ttip bill and what should be kept out. On another occasion Hugh Laiiiihlin of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company was permitted to sit in executive session. Lauphlin, as recently revealed by Jack Anderson, was plugging for a sugar quota for the Bahama Islands, where Owens-Illinois has been cutting pulpwood on the Great Abaco Island. Obligingly Mr. Cooley gave a 10,000-ton quota to the Bahamas, though the entire quota will actually go to Owens-Illinois Glass. What the public doesn't know is that it will have to pay the bill to the tune of about a million dollars a year. Mr. Cooley is a charming and redoubtable man. He also nurtures an irresistible urge to chase the almighty dollar. And he is quite bold about it. In April 1962, when President Kennedy was doing his best to pass a new farm bill, Cooley, though entrusted with that bill, was down in Rocky Mountain, N. C., trying a case involving the estate of millionaire A. J. Mimnis. The reported fee to Cooley if he won was $200,000. Cooley spent so many weeks trying the case that President Kennedy telephoned and asked him to come back. After all, a Congressman is paid for working for the government in Washington, not trying private cases out of Washington. Cooley lost his lawsuit, but instead of coming back to pilot the farm bill, he flew to Rome, Italy, on a Junket r at the taxpayers' expense. Cooley, incidentally, is one of the gayest junketeers in Congress. He even sent his sister Mabel on a junket to Europe to investigate hoof and mouth disease, though there is no hoof and mouth disease in the United States. Humboldt To Host 'Feeder Days' Oct. 30 Humboldt, Iowa's Second Annual Farm Feeder Days to be held October 30th through November 1st, will have as their featured speaker, Dr. J. Marcus Haggard. Dr. Haggard is a graduate of Kansas State University and for nine years was a practicing veterinarian in Indiana. He developed a livestock equipment manufacturing firm and for the past five years has operated a marketing, consulting, and public relations firm. A popular speaker among the livestock and agricultural people, he addressed over 100,000people throughout the nation last year. He was a featured speaker at the annual meetings of the National Farm and Land Brokers Association, National Livestock Growers Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Federal Land Bank Association and many others. Four times a year, veterinarians from a fifteen state area attend the J. Marcus Clinic for Large Animal Practitioners, originated and directed by Dr. Haggard. A rapidly growing program, SALES POWER for salesmen and AUDIO REVIEW for professional people, which consists of a series of tape recorded messages sent each week to subscribers, was started this year by Dr. Haggard. He is a co-director with the Rev. J. Laing Burns, of Madison, Wisconsin of the Christian Laymen's Public Speaking Clinics. An enthusiastic and inspirational speaker, Dr. Haggard will present a message you will want to hear. Plan to attend Humboldt's Second Annual Farm Feeder Days. Mark Sunday, October 31st on your calendar as the day of this big Bar-B-Que, as well as many other highlights, including this fine speaker. Program site; Humboldt Corn Belt Livestock Exchange, north edge of Humboldt on U. S. 169. Shed Burned BURT - Members of the Burt fire department answered a call to the Virgil Schrader home northeast of Burt about 4;15p.m. Sunday. A small shed was completely destroyed and a tractor housed in the shed was extensively damaged. Cause of the fire is not known. BANCROFT John McGllligan spent Tuesday here visiting McGuire families and other old friends. When living here, John's father operated a cafe. Johnny now operates a cafe in Webster City, is married and has a son and two grandchildren. Alice Long, Chicago, spent from Thursday until Monday with her parents, the Art Longs. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Long, West Bend, also visited the Longs Sunday and helped Alice celebrate her birthday. The Dale Carnegie Course Dale Carnegie NOW IN MINNEAPOLIS Nationally Famous HYATT 100(6 Where Old-World Innkeeping Hospitality is Revived Everything you ever imagined. Everything you expect is provided for your complete enjoyment and comfort at the NEW Hyatt I.odee — Large Decorator-Designed Luxury Rooms. King-Si/.e Beds. Individually Room- Controlled Vear-Around "as you like it" Temperature. Direct-Dialing Telephones. Newest TV and Radio. Excellent Food, Coffee Shop, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Northwest's Finest Automatic Bowling (32 lanes), Billiard Lounge. 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Make Strong Communities "Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." — I Corinthians 16:13,14 If we know the meaning of love, and stand firm in our faith, we shall not permit the instinct for self-preservation to motivate our every thought and deed. We must love someone other than ourself, lest we love life so dearly that we grab and grasp and take — and never give and share and help. Man was not made for selfishness. Man's greatest hope — the promise of eternal salvation — was born in the example of a great sacrifice. Stand firm in your faith; stand on principles; do with love — and you shall enjoy the rewards of a fruitful life. Read your BIBLE daily and GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: NAME. 108 So. Hall Algona, Iowa 295*3554 ST,Mf HUTZELL CITIES SERVICE Floyd Hutzell, Service Station Roy R. Hutzell, Bulk Plant - 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE. Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 - Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. METRONICS, INC. O. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc. Merton Ross, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 fast - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend-Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors - Trucks - Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169

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