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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL 98 Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 21 I960 7s Copy This Consists of Two Section Ona No 191 The threat I of new 1 j weapons By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The ruckus at the summit has tended to overshadow startling weap ons and antiweapons disclo sures that are both encouraging and disquieting On May 12 two days before President Eisenhower departec for Paris Sen Thomas J Dodd in a long but not wide ly reported speech ur gin against a continuance of the nu clear tests ban asked that Pres ident Eisenhower make public his knowledge of the socallec neutron bomb This weapon according to Dodd can theoretically be pro duced by tailoring the energy of a fusion explosion so that in stead of heat and blast its pri mary product is a burst of neu trons Dodd cited press refer ences that indicated that for several years the Russians have had some idea of the possibili ties of the neutron bomb a weapon which would do negligi ble physical damage but would immediately destroy all life in the target area operating as a kind of deathray THE NEUTRON BOMB could be what Premier Khrushchev was alluding to last Jan 14 when he told the Supreme Soviet Though the weapons we have now are formidable the weapon we have today in the hatching stage is even more perfect and more formidable Khrushchev called the new So viet device which was in the portfolio of Soviet scientists and designers a fantastic weapon The Defense Department on May 16 demonstrated to report ers the worlds most powerful radar located at Thule Green land The million ballistic missile early warning system CBMEWS base one of three au thorized to detect Soviet ballistic missile launchings will be fully operational by autumn Accord ing to one observer BMEWS will let the free world breathe more easily than at any time since the launching of the first Soviet Sputnik on Oct 4 1957 IN HIS SENATE speech Dodd also had urged development without delay of the NikeZeus antimissile missile A similar crash program had been recom mended by Gen John B Medar is former chief of the Army Bal listic Missile Agency who called the NikeZeus the only con ceivable and positive defense against nuclear attack that would be available for the next 10 years The history of wars shows that new weapons tend to lend a na tion only temporary military su periority It was Carlyle who noted that gunpowder made all men equally tall The Germans in World War I caught the French totally unpre pared for the first poison gas at tack in the second battle of Ypres in 1915 but the Ger man high command had alloted no fresh reserves to exploit the fourmile gap in the front Thus the Germans sustained the odium of introducing to warfare a new and horrifying weapon withoutadequate profit THE AWFUL AND decisive weapon of World War II was of course the atom bomb but there is competent evidence that the Japanese would soon have surrendered without the bomb ing of Hiroshima The V2 rocket forerunner the intercontinental ballistic missile was most threatening to the Allies Gen Eisenhower in Crusade in Europe suggests that if these weapons had been perfected and used six months earlier the Allied invasion of Europe might have proved im possible In one respect Dodds speech is a timely reminder that the hydrogen bomb is no more the ultimate weapon than was the atom bomb but then wars as Korea established are not al ways fought in terms of the total weapon THE SKIPPER HAD A PROBLEM When the word was passed that the 42000ton aircraft car rier Lexington was sailing from Bremerton Wash to San Diego Calif to take part in Armed Forces Day observances the skipper was swamped with re AP PbotoEax quests by crewmen who wanted to drive their cars down the coast But he needed the men to operate the ship Instead he permitted them to drive their cars on board Thats why there are 700 filling the flight deck 11 PORTLAND Ore John F Kennedy scored a glit tering political grand slam Fri day with a crushing home state defeat for Sen Wayne Morse in Oregons Democratic presiden tial primary The Massachusetts senators 170 Rain flood engulfs town in Minnesota JORDAN Minn rains triggered flash loods here and nearby commu lities Saturday breaking a dam vhich released tons of water nto part of the town At least three deaths were at ributed to the rains and flood ng An estimated 110 homes were solated by the flood waters long Sand Creek in the lower iart of Jordan Rescue workers ave taken many of the resi ents from their floodsoaked omes but others are refusing to leave Helicopters are directing the rescue operations Farmers along the floodswollen Minne sota River are reporting the loss of cattle to the waters Heavy flooding also was re ported at New Prague and Lons dale south of here Minor flood ing was reported at Mankato Keith Thaves publisher of the Jordan Independent said a rain gauge at his plant had measured nearly 12 inches of rain since Friday afternoon The baseball park and fair grounds are under water Two buildings at the fairgrounds have collapsed The Red Cross set up emer gency headquarters vote climbing by the hour in the slow count of the balloting swept him to his seventh pri mary victory of the year He captured another 17 dele gate votes at the Democratic National Convention and boostec his unofficial total to 317 o the 761 needed for the presiden tial nomination AP Photofax VICTORY John Kennedy despite his sober expression is extremely elated by his seventh straight primary victory in the Oregon preferential balloting He re laxes over a cup of coffee and confidently says hell be nomi nated for president by the Democrats in July Ventura picks village officials VENTURA Voters in the newly incorporated village of Ventura went to the polls Friday to elect their first officers Clay ton Lau was elected mayor L L Bless treasurer Councilmen are H E Boehnke Harry Frandson Willard Gisel Donald Ranson and Walter Roenfranz Russian vessel ties up on East Coast with ill seaman ATLANTIC CITY N J The Coast Guard escorted a So viet fishing trawler into Atlantic City Saturday to permit hospi talization of a sick crew mem ber The seaman Ivan Baluik 26 was taken to Atlantic City Hos jital where doctors diagnosed lis ailment as an acute infection of the upper respiratory system he Coast Guard said The trawler was identified as the Masalsk with a crew of 26 men and 2 women The crew other than the sick man re mained aboard upon reaching Atlantic City The Coast Guard said the ves sel had been fishing off Nova Scotia and had aboard five tons of herring and one ton of perch Another Soviet trawler identi fied as the Vega recently was discovered cruising off Long Island within a mile of where the new U S Navy Polaris submarine George Washington was conducting dummy missile firing tests Saturday pulled out race Kennedy morning Morse of the presidentia came out with a statement which looked ahead hopefully to the July gathering of the party in Los Angeles I will be nominated he saic ews in a utsheil FEOM OTJB WIKE SERVICES SANTIAGO Chile Ninetyone persons are known dead in an earth quake which shook a 200 squaremile area around Concepcion BERLIN Soviet commandant in Berlin skipped Premier Khrush chevs departure for Moscow to watch an Armed Forces Day pa rade of most of the 4000 U S soldiers whose pres ence guarantees West Berlins freedom GUAM World War II finally has ended for Japanese Pfc Bunzo Mi nagawa found after nearly 16 silent years of futile solitude in Guams jungles Minagawa said he suspected the United States had retaken Guam but told interpre ters he still couldnt be lieve Japan lost the war WEWAK New Guinea An Australian su preme court justice looked down at the 16 cannibals dozing or idly scratching themselves before him and sen tenced them all to death for including three of their neighbors on the menu at a feast last year LEWIS Iowa Two British Army sergeants have advanced 45 miles into Iowa on their cross country hike They planned to cover another 45 miles Saturday reach ing Casey then will up the distance to 49 miles to reach Des Moines Sun day night flatly as he talked to a small group of newsmen at the Boise Idaho airport where his plane landed on the way back to his home state of Massachusetts Im looking directly toward meeting Mr Nixon he said This primary has had great significance in other years and I think Oregons voice will have a powerful effect with the dele gates at vention the Los Angeles con THREE OTHER senators on the Humphrey of Minnesota Lyndon Johnson of Texas and Stuart Symington of no factor at all Nor did Adlai Stevenson with an unsolicited writein None of the senators cam paigned here With returns in from 2043 of 2883 precincts the last of the significant Democrat primaries gave this picture Kennedy 77375 Morse 47834 Humphrey 9722 Johnson 6367 Symington 7071 Stevenson writeins 2069 Kennedy who staged a well organized whirlwind campaign was sweeping up 52 per cent o the Democratic vote against 33 per cent for Morse to add a touch of Western prestige to his chain of crosscountry victories VICE PRESIDENT Richard M Nixon made a strong show ing on the Republican ticket His vote spurted ahead of Ken nedys but of course he was un opposed Democrats outnumber Repub licans by 55000 But the Repub icans generally outvote them GOP state leaders had called for a big vote of confidence in Nix on as a gesture of support for the Eisenhower administration The Republican tally from 1838 precincts Nixon 101803 Rockefeller writein 872 Oregons 18 GOP convention votes increased Nixons batch o 235 of 774 delegates named so far He needs 666 Khrushchev home U S in boycott MOSCOW wvPremier Nikita Khrushchev came home Satur day from a week of diplomatic encounters that shook the world Russians by the thousands were called out to give him an un usually elaborate welcome but President Eisenhowers envoy boycotted the ceremonies Rep resentatives of the other mem bers of the Western Big Three Britain and France attended the ceremonies along with the rest of the diplomatic corps the Communist party Presidium and a great crowd oC ordinary Russians Yanks he by Germans now in Russ control Adloi is assailed by GOP WASHINGTON Republican national committee Saturday accused Adlai E Stevenson of falling like a ton of bricks for the Khrushchev line and of tossing the abor tive summit conference into the presidential campaign with a reckless speech The GOP attack on Stevenson came as the Democratic Advis ory Council met in secret to de cide whether to join Stevenson in charges that President Eisen aower must share the blame or the summit collapse GROWING NUMBERS of Democrats in and out of Con gress were following the lead of Stevenson who charged Thursday that administration bungling in the U2 spy plane incident gave Soviet Premier Khrushchev a sledgehammer to wreck the Paris meeting The GOP committee said Stevenson had contributed a disastrously divisive speech at a critical hour He has tried to destroy American unity for personal partisan political reasons the Republicans said And he has offered a picture of the Demo cratic party which some other leaders of that party in the senate have already indicated they do not accept THE GOP statement said that Stevenson basically supported Khrushchevs position that the U2 plane incident and Pres dent Eisenhower wrecked the conference and that a predeter mined Russian plan to do so under one pretext or another did not exist Stevenson fell like a ton of bricks for the Khrushchev line even though Khrushchev him self admitted in Paris that he knew about the U2 program for at least eight months and never raised his voice about it until the summit conference neared the Republicans said With his reckless speech Stevenson may have obtained some big headlines that he feels tie needs for Los Angeles PARTLY CLOUDY Change in Red tactics North fowa Decreasing cloudi ness and cooler extreme north Saturday night lows 4650 WIESBADENj Germany ft Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday highs 6872 o v i e t authorities announced JSaturday they have taken cus lowa Decreasing cloudiness tody nine Americans aboard Saturday night cooler north central portion lows 4650 unarmed Air Force transport Partly cloudy and warmer Plane which the Soviets say they Sunday highs 6874 Further j forced down Friday in Easfc outlook Showers and thunGermany derstorms and generally cool er Monday Minnesota Clearing warmer Highs Sunday 7078 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 75 Minimum 53 At 8 am 55 Precipitation 88 Small tornado hits at Union The press officer of the Soviet Embassy in Berlin said he could give no details on how the plane was forced down He said the Soviet military command in East Germany was handling the case Gen Clyde D Eddleman US Army commander in Europe told newsmen in Berlin he had asked the Russians to release the nine but so far had no re ply ELDORA EIGHT MEN and one woman were aboard the craft when it came down near the Baltic coast town of Kluetz about 15 miles A small of tne border and East Ger partly destroyed a barn on the man poiice rep0rted Friday Kenneth Speas farm at the north edge of Union about 19 miles south of here Friday afternoon Witnesses said the twister dip ped down of the darkened sky at the north edge of Union swept through the Speas barn yard and dissipated near Lgp night they had them in Soviet officials in Bonn and Berlin reported the transfer of the group to Soviet hands Aboard the plane the US Air Force said were Capt James Palmer Lundy ley State Park Another funnel pilot Findlay Ohio Capt cloud was sighted at New ProvijGeorge A Jordan copilot 2700 dence about 10 miles northwest I North Salisbury West LaFay of Union but it did not touchjetle Ind Capt William Thorn down las Frewen Galveston Tex a The Hardin County sheriffs third pilot S Sgt Leon Porter office here said there was heavyir a d i o operator Russellville rain hail and strong winds inAla and S Sgt Chester Ken various parts of the county butjneth Sleezer engineer Sarato no serious property damage andiga N Y no personal injuries On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 5 Church News 6 Mason City News 89 Va FOUR PASSENGERS aboard were l Capt and Mrs Paul K Mc Cash Atlanta Ga A2C James P Garvin stationed at Sewart Air Force Base Tenn A2C James A Morrison 5226 Wythe Latest Markets 9 Sports 11 Society News 13 Maroon Blue 14 Clear Lake News 15 Building News 151617 North Iowa News 20 AP Photofax Garvins parents Mr and Mrs John L Garvin live on a farm northwest of Woodbine Iowa This is the first time in a se ries of similar incidents that a woman has been aboard a U S plane landing in East Germany Mrs McCashs husband is an Air Force doctor stationed at iWheelus Air Field in Libya i North Africa They were on a morale annual vaca jtion Europe The Air Force said Airman Garvin also was on authorized leave The i others were described as on of ficial business in Copenhagen and Hamburg The plane came down whila Premier Nikita Khrushchev was visiting East German officials on his way home from the sum mit conference blown up by Soviet anger over the May Day spy plane incident THE TRANSFER of the group from the East Germans to the Russians gives the case an un usual tack Normally Russian response to American inquiries would have been that the plane and its occupants were in East German hands and that the United States would have to deal with the East Germans to get them back The Russians have regularly iplayed these incidents as if they I had nothing to do with them and the Western Allies must nego itiatc with the East German gov ernment I This the Allies always have refused to do They do not rec SNAKE BITE VICTIM Kenneth Earnest 22 Los a I Partially paralyzed a victim of per haps the first snakebite m North America by an Australian tijer snake His mother attends him The youth bitten at his parents snake farm by a reptile called 70 times more deadly than a rattler is Kiven less than an even chance of surviving despite modern serum bc madc witn the Soviets Rcd cross negotiations taken outsidc Offjcjai government cir cieSi have been the normal course of action in getting the crews of strayed planes back   

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