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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans HOME EDITION VOL n Aisoclated Press United Presi International Full LCM Wlrci MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 1 Copy Piptr Conaliti vt Two The Army soft Not 4 so Clarke Trainingwise its never been in better condition By S L A MARSHALL New York Herald Tribunt News Service is best to begin by conceding that Gen Bruce Cooper Clarke is not the best possible witness to face the question Is todays Army better or worse than yester days He has a handicap As head of the Continental Army Com mand which is officed at Fort Monroe Va but keeps a finger on every post and station he is the person accountable for the adequacy of army training programs andthe setting of standards by which army effi ciency is judged That makes him a prejudiced observer He cant praise the Army without sounding like a den mother boasting about her cubs The only reason for seeking his inside view is the salabili ty of the outside view that the Army is in decline its men gone hopelessly soft its training standards sagging ever lower THE QUESTION to Clarke Do you agree that the quality of serving manpowerhas gone downgrade ever since World War II Clarke I disagree absolutely Q Then it is your judgment that the Army today is nearer to a state of readiness and has a more unified fighting force than ever before in peacetime Clarke I would say that is true of all components the ac tive Army the National Guard and the Reserve Last summer I saw 21 National Guard divi sions in training Their zeal their professional competence amazed me The Guard now Will be a candidate Kennedy announces ITS WINTER AGAIN Its not skating weather Mason City Saturday again had a wintery mantle of white A twoinch snow afforded kids an opportunity to test their new Christmas sleds and a decided dip in temperature may soon give them a chance to don their new ice skates too This scene by GlobeGazette photographer Jo Moore was taken from the footbridge over Willow Creek West again Nikita Khrushchevs hint that the Soviet Union might go it alone in cutting armed forces strength suggested Saturday the opening move in a new maneuver to force the Wests hand on disarma ment The Soviet Premier told a New Years reception if the fills with men who are made soldiers due to the sixmonth camp and can therefore con centrate on unit training That makes a great difference Q How much difference in terms of readiness to fight fol lowing mobilization Clarke The best of these di visions could be deployed with in 60 days after a callup That cuts by twothirds the mini mum training period formerly considered necessary Q FROM THE ARMY view then is the Guard considered indispensable Clarke It is essential to na tional safety We cant keep the necessary number of divisions in the active Army Our peo ple will not pay for it So the Army has committed itself to preserving p r e s e n t strength levels keeping the Guard at cold war exponents drag us into labyrinths of endless verbal dis cussions should we adopt the way onto which they want to prod us Shouldnt we do some thinking for ourselves reduce our armed forces unilaterally and entrust the defense of our borders to rockets Khrushchevs declaration sounded before foreign diplomats among the 1500 guests at Kremlin reception was greeted 400000 men at 300000 and the Reserve Q In what you now call the active Army rather than the regular Army how soon could troops be made ready for fight ing operations Clarke Some could take off tonight at sunset prepared to drop into a hot situation tomor row if transportation were set to move them We have never before had forces so primed in peacetime Q How much Army power is in that advanced state Clarke Here in the ZI there three divisions the 101st and 82nd airborne and the 4th armored composing STRAC the Strategic Army Corps Q You mean they are equal ly ready CLARKE NO NOT quite The 101st is trained to the quick because it knows that it is ticketed first to go Nothing overcomes inertia in troops so fully as knowledge of an im mediate mission The 4th ar mored if cranked up would need another two weeks to get the same edge as the 101st Q How far short of the war time ideal is the training stand cautiously in Washington But an initial reaction was that the Soviet leaders words may represent the opening move in an attempt to marshal world opinion and pressure the West ern powers into accepting his pet disarmament proposal at the EastWest talks opening in Ge neva March 15 THE PROPOSAL submitted to the United Nations by Khrushchev during his US visit last year calls for total disarmament within four years Khrushchev said in his New Years Eve statement that if our proposals are accepted we are ready to dissolve our army any time and all our military will welcome this decision Western leaders go along with Khrushchevs proposal in principle but maintain it is too vague on the crucial issue of controls THEY INSIST that any arms reductions must be guaranteed hrough a workable control and inspection system The Soviet line at past dis armament discussions has called for reductions first then consideration of controls Both the United States and Iowa motorists perhaps keep ng a wary eye on the weather y Saturday were keeping their ew Years weekend driving ecord free from any fatal acci ents At this time a year ago hree persons already had per shed on the states highways Traffic along the roads New Years Day was kept at a snails ace as a storm system dumped leavy snow in the northwest vhile the rest of the state was overed with a sheet of ice The picture on the national cene is far from rosy however By noon Saturday the traffic toll ad shot up to 212 with the icaviesl driving period still ahead EDITOR DIES TAMA were be ng arranged Saturday for John lynek 74 editor and publisher ard Clarke In the STRAC divi sions not more than 15 per cent About onethird of their train ing is done at night away from the builtup areas Thats about all you can ask Qi So were doing better be cause were training harder Clarke No Fundamentally its because todays average soldier is a higher type Ameri ca than we ever had before Britain are drafting thejr own proposals to lay before the 10 nation Geneva disarmamen committee on which Communis nations will have numerica equality for the first time Moving sidewalks fatal to girl 31 DALLAS Tex mov ing sidewalks at Love Fielc nared a small girls clothing Friday night and crushed her t death Tina Marie Brandon 3Mz daughter of Mr and Mrs L C Brandon vwas dead on arrival a a hospital after rescuers freed her from the rubber and stee mechanism FIRE LOSS KEOKUK o the Sheller Mfg Co here Sat urday estimated fire damag to materials stored in its Dry den Rubber Division at abou Safe sane far on roads so 9inch snow at Spencer Lesser amounts elsewhere Weather conditions werent as bad in Iowa Saturday as had been anticipated But colder weather is on the way But there were 9 inches of new snow in the Spencer area lesser amounts elsewhere and light snow or sleet was expected across the northern two tiers of counties Saturday As a result of heavy wet snow in the northwest Friday and Friday night Sioux City had a new 5inch layer to top three inches of snow already on the ground There was little drifting in the northwest be cause of the wetness of the snow COUNCIL BLUFFS and La moni had 3 inches of new snow MasonCity 2 inches and Des Moines and Dubuque an inch apiece Highways were slippery in many areas of the state es pecially in the western half where freezing rain fell Friday and Friday night Icy streets were blamed for about 40 traf fic accidents in Des Moines alone Sioux Falls S D received 11 inches of new snow before mid night bringing ground cover to 14 inches Devils Lake N D Aberdeen S D and St Cloud Minn received 10 inches and MinneapolisSt Paul 6 inches Fridays highs ranged from 29 at Mason City Dubuque and Spencer to 34 at Davenport The outlook was that it would be colder in the extreme west Saturday and over the state Saturday night and Sunday Sat lurdays highs were due to be in the upper 20s and lower 30s Lows Sunday will be from 8 above in the northwest to 20 degrees in the southeast FURTHER SOUTH and west blizzard conditions prevailed in sections from northwest Kan sas northward through Western Nebraska eastern Wyoming and Montana and most of the Da kota s Strong northerly winds whipped the blowing snow The Weather Bureau extended its warning for blizzard conditions and heavy snow through Satur day in the Dakotas and eastern Nebraska The New Year Day snow belt extended from the upper Missis sippi valley into eastern sec tions of the Rockies from Colo rado into Montana Wind gusts reached up to 60 mph cutting Second Demo to declare Will be top contender WASHINGTON John F Kennedy Saturday formally jumped into the Democratic presidential race and said he would not accept the vice presi dcnlial nomination under any circumstances T h c 42yearold Massachu setts senator said he would en ter several presidential primar ies beginning with the one in New Hampshire on March 8 He challenged other prospective contenders for the presidential nomination to put their cases before the voters Kennedy told a conference in the Senates big caucus room that he is con vinced he can win both idcntinl nomination of his party and the election next Novem ber HAT IN THE RING are get acquainted photosof Sen John FKen nedy of Massachusetts Democrat and second presidential aspirant to offi cially announce candidacy Lower With his wife and baby daughter and with sister and her husband actor Peter Lawford of the Tama NewsHerald who visibility to near zero in some died Friday lareas Mason City Snow flurries with little temperature change Sat urday high lower 30s Cloudy and colder Saturday night low 15 to 18 Occasional light snow and colder with moder ate northwesterly winds Sun day high near 20 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday Diminishing winds and colder Saturday night lows 10 north west to 20 southeast Occa sional snow moderate north westerly winds and colder Sunday highs 15 northwest to 25 southeast Outlook for Mon day Continued quite cold snow flurries east portion Minnesota Clearing and colder Highs Sunday 1020 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 34 Minimum 25 At 8 am 26 Precipitation 15 2 snow West Bend fire destroys plant WEST touched off by an explosion whipped through the soybean processing plant here Saturday A vol unteer fireman died as he fought the blaze and damage was esti mated at about The fire which erupted after a gas compressor in the plant exploded destroyed the plant and threatened nearby structures a number of fire units fought ard to contain the stubborn laze The dead man was Dave iaugg 55 a lifelong West Bend esident Cause of death was be the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 Latest Markets 5 Church News 7 Society News 8 Sports News 910 Building News 11 Mason City News 1213 Comics 14 North Iowa News 16 GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS WASHINGTON were 205643 prisoners in the na tions slate and federal peniten tiaries at the end of 1958 a rec ord high and an increase of 10 229 or 52 per cent over 1957 icved to be a heart attack Authorities said he was inside he plant at the time he fell He vas taken to a nearby doctors ffice where he died The soybean plant belongs to he West Bend Elevator Co The xplosion and resulting fire oc urred about 11 am Holland Jurgcns manager of he elevator said several em ployes escaped uninjured A pall of black smoke spread jy flames was visible for miles DEATH OF A U S FREIGHTER High seas sweep over the U S freighter Valley Forge as she breaks up after running aground on rocks 50 miles south of Singapore British vessels were rounding up the 37 crewmen who abandoned ship m lifeboats and it was AP Photofax believed all would be accounted for One of the crew men was John Kolfschoten 40 Newton Iowa The ship and its cargo of is expected to be a total loss WHEN A NEWSMAN Kennedy if he would refuse the vice presidential nomination Kennedy replied that he would not be a candidate for the vice presidency under any circum stances Id rather be in the Senate Kennedy said He said that he will disclose within the next few weeks his decision on going into primaries in Wisconsin Oregon Nebras ka Maryland Ohio and other states Describing the presidency as the most powerful office in the Free World Kennedys state ment said leadership at this time is vital in the life of the American people For it is in the executive branch that the most crucial de cisions of this century must be made in the next four years Kennedy said He said these de cisions involve how to end or alter the burdensome arms race where Soviet gains already threaten our very existence OTHER DECISIONS Kennedy said will involve maintaining the freedom and order in newly emerging nations rebuilding the stature of American science and education and how to prevent the collapse of our farm econ omy and the dqjay of our cities Also involved Kennedy said are decisions on to achieve without further infla tion or unemployment expand ed economic growth benefiting all Americans and how to give directions to our traditional moral purpose awakening every Fire units from surrounding owns were rushed to the scene Authorities said they had rouble containing the blaze be cause of soybean oil which satu rated the plant They said how ver that nearby concrete stor age bins were saved Zauggs body was taken to the ichellhammer Funeral Home here Zaugg was the father of seven children Nine killed in car accident in Florida SOUTH BAY Fla persons died Saturday in a head on automobile collision Five of the dead were in a real estate firms station wagon bound for a development near Fort Myers to look over home sites The others were two couples from New York and driving south Pennsylvania American to the dangers and opportunities that confront us Kennedy the first Roman Catholic to bid seriously for his partys nomination since Al Smith was defeated in 1928 said he will campaign on those issues in the drive for the nomination By all the political signs Ken nedy is the front runner for a nomination for which Sen Hu bert H Humphrey DMinn an nounced Wednesday and which Adlai E Stevenson Senate Dem ocratic leader Lyndon B John son of Texas and Sen Stuart Symington DMo also may seek MRS EMERSON DIES NEW YORK lift Margaret Emerson 76 socialite whose second husband was Alfred Van derbilt a victim of the Lusitan ia disaster died Saturday at Doctors Hospital ESCAPEE NABBED ROCKWELL CITY Gene vieve Ward 26 Keokuk had three hours of freedom from the Iowa Womens Reformatory Fri day when she walked away from a work detail Officers picked her up when she stopped at a farmhouse The woman was serving one year for robbing a man in a hotel at Keokuk SAME DATE19591   

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