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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E N E W S ft A D r B u 4 THE NIWSAPIRTHAT MAKES ALL NO R T H IOWA N S N I I 6 H BO R S Preu and United Presi Full uw Wire EPIMDN Seven CenU MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER The Secret Gaither Committee Report Consist of Two SectionsSection One By A T HADLEY New York Herald Ntws the Gaither Report Gaither Re port sees Soviet missile lead America to be in extreme dan ger in I960 Gaither Report be lieves Such sentences have been ap pearing over the past few weeks What is the super secret Gaither Report that it should have caused such a stir And what are some of its major top secret findings The Gaither Report is the lat est in a series of detailed looks al the power position of the United States as opposed to the Soviet Union About once a year these reports are prepared in greatest secrecy Usually their mere existence is known at most to some 300 people Some times the reports merely bear national security council num bers such as the monumental NSC 68 that started America rearming a year prior to Korea The secret knowledge that goes into such reports comes close to being overpowering To Push Highway Safety Iowas Poor Record Hit DBS MOINES MVState Safety Commissioner Russell Brown Thursday ordered what he called the toughest traffic law enforce ment campaign in the history of the state as a result of Iowas heavy Christmas holiday death toll After a conference with Gov Herschel Loveless Brown said the State Highway Patrol would put every available man includ ing all supervisory officers and drivers license examiners on the highways to concentrate on mov ing traffic violations over the New Years weekend Brown said the nine deaths in highway accidents over the Christmas holiday was the worst Christmas record since the safety department started keep ing record in 1941 Record Toll Iowa drivers gave themselves a Christmas present of the tough est traffic law enforcement cam paign in the history of the state as a result of the record death toll over the holiday Brown said He declared that tightening the enforcement nut down to the last thread is the only answer we can give to the kind of driving had over the holiday The years toll now stands at ahead of last years rec ord pace at this time Since Dec 1 there have been 71 fatalities No 8 and 9 ROCK HUDSON Rock Hudson Is Tops at Box Office HOLLYWOOD ff Rock Hud son was crowned king of the movie moneymakers Thursday in a tabulation that indicates youth will be served Hudson born Roy Fitzegerald in Winnelka 111 32 years ago made his first appearance in thel Motion Picture Heralds annual list of the 10 top box officestars So did pop sirigerf and Elvis Presley who cap tured the No 3 and 4 spots re spectively This would indicate what film observers have long suspected That the bulk of moviegoing public today consists of teenag Those who have seen the entire report are limited in the travels they take for fear of kidnaping by Soviet agents As the awful knowledge of the Gaither Committee Report un folded to the committee mem bers and they realized the full burden of the present Russian lead some members became physically ill Two members had heart attacks as did a member of a peripheral com mittee The Gaither Report com menced last summer surveyed the whole areaof American and Soviet power The two coun Foreign Aid Bid by Russ AfroAsian Market Sought CAIRO Egypt M The Soviet Union was reported Friday offer ing largescale economic assist ance to all nations taking part in the African Asian Conference here The nongovernmental confer ence with 400 delegates from 38 nations and colonies opened Thursday The leading speakers lambasted what they called West ern imperialism and echoed near ly all the standard Communist propaganda slogans Weare prepared to help you as brother helps brother without motives the report said Tell us what you need and we will help you and send according to our economic possibilities money needed in the form of loans tries1 economies ideals popu lation diplomacy and scientific knowledge and military power Among the secret findings of the Report are the following The Russians are presently stronger than the United States Unless drastic steps are taken they will continue to grow stronger than the United States In other words Time has gone over to their side No matter what we do between now and 1961 the Russians have the up per hand Some 500 submarines armed with atomic missiles are capa ble of destroying our coastal and industrial con centrations Some 20 Soviet midrange missile bases already in operation have neutralized the overseas bases of Ameri cas first line of defense the Strategic Air Command By rapidly exploiting new elec tronic discoveries the Russians have made the air defense of the Soviet Union more effective than Americas is By 1961 the Soviets will have enough inter continental ballistic missiles to make this weapon strategically What It Is and Says against enemy planes entering its airways disguised as com mercial aircraft These planes could wipe out major air bases in the U S without warning There is evidence to show the Russians have prepared special aircraft to exploit this weak ness This portion of the Gaither Reports findings has been sum marized by one intimately fa miliar with them as follows Between United nnw i this goes too far But none ques tions the commanding nature of the Soviet lead But the Gaither Report moved beyond the strategic military picture It dealt with the doc trine of limited war and found American strength in this area also sadly lacking the organiza tion of the defense department was also analyzed and found lacking Nowhere in the report is there any advocacy of pre ventive war as has been ers Another less explanable fea ture of the 1957 poll For the first aid Site Potential The report claimed Russia had thepotential to foryou institutions for industry education and hospitals We can send economists to you or you can send economists to our country the report con tinued We do not want any privi leges for ourselves We do not ask you to 0in any blocs or change internal or foreign poli cies our only condition is time in 26 years not a single acthat there be no strings attached tress made the list Last year two beauteous blondes Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak placed Brown said it was evident that the highway death toll both for Christmas Day and tlie month of December had built up de spite repeated warnings from the highway patrol the safety de partment and other state offici als to drive carefully Headded The Christmas Day tragedy is clear indication that toomany Iowa drivers will not voluntarily obey our traffic laws Months Record The nine holiday dead and the record for this month tell us we must start forcing obedience to the law on a scale we hoped would never be necessary Brown said the employes who will supervisory be on the highways over the New Years Day weekend will include both himself and State Highway Pa trol Chief David Herrick Dis trict supervisors also will be out in cars instead of in the offices he said Brown said the patrol plans to concentrate on the whole state during the holiday period rather than on an specific areas and that patrolmen will be rougher when they spot moving violations than they possibly have been in the past Ike Leaves for Gettysburg Farm WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower packed a heavy brief case and left for the soli tude of his Gettysburg farm Fri day for a week of rest and work on his Slate of the Union and budget messages to Congress The President and Mrs Eisen hower left by automobile early in the afternoon for their farm where they probably will remain until Jan 2 The President took a small staff with him to Gettysburg This will be augmented during the coming week by administra tion officials journeying to Gettys burg for conferences chiefly con cerning the State of the Union message Old faithful John Wayne broke up the youngsters by coming second in the p o 11 which he headed in 1950 1951 and 1954 The complete list Hudson Wayne Boone Presley Frank Sinatra Gary Cooper William Holden James Stewart Jerry Lewis and Yule Brynner 3 Bullet Holes Found in Auto Left by Thieves GARNER Hancock County law enforcement officers Friday found the car used by thieves in their getaway Tuesday night following a series of breakins here and at Goodell which netted them A 1954 Cadillac was found abandoned in the Followill Mo tors Co parking lot in Kana wha A 1950 Mercury was stolen from the same lot It is presumed the thieves left their car and went on in the other The Cadillac bad three bullet holes in it Deputy Sheriff Craig Arnold had fired five shots at the fleeing car as it left Garner Tuesday night The Cadillac is registered to a Des Moines man Authorities there have been notified and are making an investigation Dallas Schools Case Reversed by Court NEW ORLEANS W The 5th United States Circuit Court of Apj peals Friday reversed a lower court ruling which had ordered Dallas Tex to integrate its schools at midterm The appellate court said Dallas school authorities should have more time to proceed with deseg regation Previously the Appeals Court here had ruled Dallas schools must integrate with all deliberate speed Federal Dis trict Judge William Atwell at Dallas then set the time at mid term which comes in February The report criticised US aid as always resulting in loss of inde pendence interference and an end to peaceful coexistence and as always requiring the recipient to jom an antiCommunist defense pact the sources said Common Marker Earlier Friday Egypt proposed to the Economic Committee of the conference the establishment of a common market by Asian and African nations to counteract the new European common market The European common market of France West Germany Italy Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg will go into effect Jan i It will throw a single tar iff wall around the six nations and provide privileged access to the countries for some products from African areas connected with them Some independent African coun tries have expressed fears that they will have a harder time sell ing raw materials to the six H ROWAN GAITHER Report were gold in the Unique Christmas Present Could Backfire on Giver ATLANTA Ga executive Arthur Long is hold ing his breath The 154 unique Christmas gifts he sent to friends could turn into a boomerang Longs presents w cuff links engraved form of checks One of the recipients George L Rankin figured to play a little He went to the bank and cashed his set But Long probably wont be too hard hit financially even if his other friends decide to play the joke The bank going along with the gag cashed Rankins checks in Confederate money Governor Family Leave for Texas and Sun Bowl Game DES MOINES UP Gov Herschel C Loveless left Friday for El Paso Tex where he will head the Drake University dele gation at the Sun Bowl game New Years Day Loveless wife and daughter Sandy left by car and plan to arrive in El Paso late Saturday The Governor still not eating very well with his new upper plate wont have to take part in too many official functions while in Texas The only event on the official schedule is a breakfast Sunday morning The trip south to the game be tween Drake and Louisville is the fulfillment of a promise he made to Drake students at the capital after the Bulldogs won the bid to the game chilling fact hat the Russians were advancing ahead of Amer ica in science on a broad front reached the hands of top offici als about the same time Sputniks were launched The Report also pointed out that the Soviet Union was ex panding her economic aid pro grams to underdeveloped coun tries showing new flexibility in her diplomacy and new prog ress in her education of Russian leaders of tomorrow In all these fields the Report concluded America would to make fresh efforts to insure her national survival Missil Date es Outlay to Coal Town Again Hit by Disaster SPRINGHILL NS flFire cut the heart out of this Nova Scotia coal towns business section Fri day but Mayor Ralph Gilroy said Well carry on if only half the main street is left He said Springhill which lost 39 men in a mine disaster last year will ask for government aid im never say die Gilroy repeated the gloomy forecast he made at the height of that most of the towns business houses would never be built up again The fire burned out 15 businesses and 5 apartmen houses on both sides of Main Street He estimated the loss at a mini mum of one million dollars and said 20 per cent of the towns tax revenue came from the burnec out businesses Im the 13th mayor of this town he added and every things happened now that can1 The only fire casualty was be lieved to be an elderly man who suffered a heart attack while be ing evacuated from a hotel The 7000 people of Springhill have never fully recovered from the 1956 mine explosion The col liery where the explosion oc curred has been sealed up and the other coal pit has produced only occasionally Temperature Drop Forecast for Iowa Strong southerly winds pushed warmer air over Iowa Friday but cooler winds are expected to move through the northwest part of the state bringing lower tempera tures Friday night to all of the slate The outlook is for fair and cool er weather Saturday with top reading in the 30s and a few low 40s in the south GATHERING OF CLAN Leo Hoegh right Yormer Iowa governor and now U S Civil Defense Administra tor talks over old times with friends at a reception in Des Monies With him are James Des Monies former messenger for Hoegh and Don Pierson jjumboldtformer GOPstate chairman Hoeghs Are Ready for Emergency DES MOINES an Nationa Civil Defense Director Leo Hoegh believes in doing what his organi zation is advising everyone else to do preparing the household for emergencies in case of a nu clear attack The former Iowa governor back with his family for the Christmas holidays related Thursday that his home in Washington D C is equipped with a twoweek supply of canned foods and water Holiday at Home The Hoeghs spent Christmas at hariton iheir home town The former governor and Mrs Hoegh The Weather Mason City Diminishing winds clearing and cool Friday night low 1822 Partly cloudy and not much temperature change Saturday high in upper 30s Iowa Diminishing winds clear ing and colder Friday night low 15 northwest to 25 south east Fair Saturday cooler southeast Five day Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednesday Normal highs 25 north to 33 south Normal lows 7 north to 14 south Rapid temperature fluctuations are expected but generally will be above normal through the weekend turning cooler thereafter Precipitation will average onetenth to two tenths of an inch occurring as frequent periods of light rain the weekend Minnesota Partly cloudy High Saturday 1530 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 19 29 45 32 ohVo ponce atop a river John Muzyka 36 way Carteret N J was despondent over death of his cided to take his own life He aimed his car for the hit the boat in stead Muzyka was stunned but not in Deferment OKd for Elvis Presley MEMPHIS Tenn UP vis Presley Friday was granted a 60day deferment from the Army so that he can complete lis fourth Hollywood movie iMilton Bowers Presleys draft board chairman announced hat the threemember selective iervice board had voted unani mously to permit Presley to de rer his induction into military iervice The singer who amassed a fortune from his rock and roll records movies and various El Presley enterprises had been slated to report to Camp Chaffee Ark on Jan 20 Presleys Hollywood studio had asked for the deferment saying preparatory investments amounting to almost had been made for Presleys fourth movie King Creole to be started in New Orleans in mid January day night at a Des Moines hotel There is always a chance that an enemy through sheer idiocy or just by mistake will launch an at tack Hoegh said here I dont think a rational enemy would at tack us But we should be pre pared at all times Shelters Needed He said the Civil Defense Ad ministration believes that large scale defense shelters should be built all over the country He ex plained that a basement shelter is quickly available in his Wash ington home Hoegh explained that his sup ply of canned meals fruits and vegetables plus the sandbags cost 575 for two weeks protection and that the average family can provide similar arrangements with costs not exceeding to S200 Hoegh said Des Moines would be in danger if an attack was aimed at the Strategic Air Com mand headquarters at Omaha The fallout could reach here in four to eight hours he added SAME lion Most of It Spent Since Korea War WASHINGTON United States has put more than 17 bil dollars into research devel opment and production of mis siles since it began work oa them during World War II All but about half a billion dollars of the total has been programed since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950 set off the rearmament Congressional committees investigating or preparing t6 in vestigate thewhole missile proi gram They will try to determine whether the Pentagon has been diligent in spending the money provided by Congress and wheth er it has had enough funds Current Year Figures made available at the Pentagon Friday show that 178000000 has been assigned to missile programs since fiscal year 1946 and prior The figure includes an estimated 000 for the current fiscal year but does not take into account an extra billion dollars which Secretary of Defense McElroy has said he will ask from Con gress A Defense Department sum mary said the totalincludes the cost bringing guided missile weapon systems to an operational status research and develop ment production facility expan sion and tooling procurement contract and military overhead to support missile testing and certain construction costs for research and development It does not include such as the cost of running operational sites like those for the Nike anti aircraft missile From the time the services be gan analyzing captured German missiles late in World War II and tudying development of their own weapons through June 30 194S he total missile program amount ed to about 70 million dollars During the 1947 fiscal year end ng June 30 1947 the outlay was 58 million dollars then started climbing to 81 millions in 1948 and to 98 millions in 1949 It reached 134 millions in fiscal 1950 ended about the time Communists attacked in Korea Little Evidence Although there is little evidence that the United States was aware at that time of Russias intensify ng interest in missiles the incep ion of the Korean War revealed Soviet technological capability in lew jet aircraft and along with other military spending increases he allocation for work on U S nissilcs jumped to 784 millions in iscal 1951 The figure rose to n 1952 and to ia 953 It dropped back a bit to 00000 in fiscal 1954 the first full iscal year of the Eisenhower ad ministration But the program outlay moved ip again to in the ended June 30 1955 climbed o the next year to 4284000000 in fiscal 1957 and o estimated for urrent year   

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