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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Idittd for tfw CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that mokes all North I o w a n s neighbors Associated Press tod Onlted fnm interattonU roll Uw WUet MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 2 1961 7c a Copy Consists of Two SecUowStcUon No 73 Laos admits troops of Communists have made wide advance One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm Sunday KWLC Decorah 1210 pm Sun WOI Ames 640 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thurs WSBI City 910 am We refuse to accept a good thing SOME TIMES IT ALMOST seems as if the better an idea is the harder it is to gain acceptance for it Timereckon ing is a case in point In the ancient past and in the past not so ancient there has been somebody on hand to flash the green light when an im proved calendar showed up But for the past quarter of a century or so the United States has been the chief obstructor to adopting a calendar vastly su perior to the one which came into use almost four centuries ago World calendar FIRST f w T W T t i 1 2 3 4 7 1011 12 11 14 It 17 11 IB 20 21 23 22U29 27 a i 4 S 7 S 11 12 UU IS Kit IS IgjPIIJffO 4 S t 10 11 12 U 17 11 20 213323 S w 1 I t 121114 It 1C 17 It If Mat 21 23 24 17 21 I 7 1011 12 IS 11 20 21 22 23 24 21 4 ft 11 11 11 14 iS 11 to 21 M M f w T P i M T W T r IB 11 1Z 1114 S 20 It 23 f101 S 7 B 1011 12 11 93021222JM23 4 f 7 ft Iff It p 11 IT 21 T w T f EMBER 1 H t W t C 1 i 2 3 i 1 10 U121114 11 It IT It 19 3D ZI Z223242S2C272I TTTT S ft 7 9 10 II 12 11 14 IS It IT It 32 23 V 23 nr 1 4 S ft 7 16 11 12 11 U IS It 17 11 22 31 The Y J WwW H Dumber JO Ui UHYM WMU W M 11 ink 10 in The so called backward countries India Indonesia even Eussia have sensed the advantages which would flow from utilizing the World Calen dar But Uncle Sam symbol of progress has proceeded on the wholly unprogressive premise that what was good enough for our forefathers is good enough for us Several years ago in corre spondence with a member of Congress about something else I got an insight into how diffi cult it is to gain consideration for any new idea on Capitol Hill TO IMPRESS UPON ME how radical some people are in their thinking this congressman a classmate of mine in the Uni versity mentioned a suggestion which had just come to him presumably from a constituent This fellah the lawmaker wrote me actually wanted to discard our calendar in favor of some crackbrained plan My response to that letter took the form of a challenge a challenge which I have issued a dozen times in these commen taries with never a taker I dare you to spend one hour reading up on the World Calen dar and write me another letter like this one Of course I didnt hear from him again He was doubtless preoccupied with what he and I am sometimes cynical enough to believe the same of most congressmen regarded as the one most important task facing the nation namely getting him self reelected BACK IN CAESARS DAY when an obviously improved calendar came along he could pass on it and give the order for its use Thats how we came by the Julian Calendar which Continutd on 2 Sorry wrong number Queens on the line LONDON UPI Sure and twas Queen Elizabeth her self on the telephone to Doolys Hotel in the Irish town of Birr Sunday And who was there to take the call Why none other than London Daily Express reporter Seamus Brady waiting for his own call to come through so he could file a story on the visit of Princess Margaret to Ireland According to the Express the conversation went like this Brady Hello whos there Female voice Sandringham the royal country here Can I speak to her royal highness Brady Whos that speaking Female voice This is the Queen here Brady What number are you calling Female voice after a Are you Birr 23 Brady Sorry wrong number This is Birr 32 Crash action for problems of jobless PALM BEACH Fla IB Presidentelect John F Kennedy has stamped a top priority label on a program recommending an arsenal of weapons for attacking the problem of chronic unemployment in depression areas The program outlined by a study committee headed by Sen Paul H Douglas DI11 calls for crash basis action to provide swift relief for the needy and for longterm measures aimed at wiping out the problem At a joint news conference with Douglas Kennedy called the report of the committee he created an excellent one and added It is a problem which I think deserves the most im portant domestic priority In its unanimous report the 22member Douglas committee called for the fastest possible action to provide food funds public work and other relief for the stricken areas The committees longterm program for elimination of de pression pockets is a broadscaled blueprint for encouraging new industries into such areas or expansion of those already on the scene At the New Years Day news conference at Kennedys home Douglas singled out two recom mendations as the most impor tant One calls for nearly doub Evidence of help from outside SEATO on the alert Cold follows light snow A fresh blanket of white cov ered Iowa Monday with an over night snowfall but tempera tures were as low as 10 degrees hill below zero at Sioux City and ing the amount of surplus food the government is supplying to destitute families The other an area redevelopment bill patterned after the two Eisen ower provide mainly or low interest loans to attract new industries and permit ex pansion of old ones in depres sion regions The redevelopment program s only one segment of the com mittees proposals In Washing on private estimates put the total cost of the proposals at a half billion dollars or more The committee outlined other steps it called imperative to ease immediate hardship A temporary federal emer gency program to give unem ployment compensation bene fits for hundreds of thousands of wage earners who have ex hausted benefits under current state programs enactment of legislation to provide grants to states to help finance relief pay ments to needy who cannot ob tain further unemployment com pensation benefits and a pro gram of emergency public works projects Spencer and there was not much chance of immediate moderation The snow amounted to 4 inches at Spencer and Sioux City giving a total of 8 inches on the ground at Spencer Des Moines and Council Bluffs each had 3 inches of new snow Du buque Burlington and Ottum wahad 2 inches each and Wa terloo Mason City and Cedar Rapids had one inch Aside from the low of 10 be low at Sioux City and Spen cer other overnight low read ings ranged up to 24 degrees at Davenport Mason City had zero THE WEATHER Bureau said colder air would spread across the state during the day Mon day and that highs would range from about 5 degrees above zero in the northwest to 25 de grees in the extreme southeast The Weather Bureau said however that the colder weath er wouldnt linger very long N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Chairman Carl Vinson of the House Armed Services committee said he expects Georgia Gov Ernest Vandiver to be appointed as sec retary of the Army Vandiver was instrumental in delivering Georgias 12 electoral votes to President elect John Kennedy BRUSSELS Belgium The head of one of Bel giums biggest unions urged strikers to pour into the streets Tuesday for a massive demonstration of strength against the government as the 14day dem onstrations continued WASHINGTON Deaths on the streets and highways rose at a faster rate Monday the last day of the long New Year weekend At noon fatalities numbered 275 in traffic 55 in fires and 58 in acci dents of other kinds for an overall total of 388 BANGKOK Thailand U S officials said 62 Ameficana have been taken out of Vientiane in strife torn Laos VIENTIANE Laos Iff The proAmerican government oi Premier Prince Boun Oum said Communist forces made ad vances over the weekend and seized Laos strategic plain cre ating a threat to the royal seat of Luang Probang and this ad ministrative capital In Washington the US has alerted an atomiccapable joint task force in Okinawa to move to Laos if the situation war rants President Eisenhower held a special meeting with Sec retary of State Herter Officials also indicated they are hoping to stall further trouble in Laos by calling an urgent meeting of the SEATO council The Southeast Asian de fense group is pledged to assisl Laos if requested and its hopec the meeting will make it clear to the Communists that the council is prepared to act At Bangkok Thailand Pole Sarasin secretary general o SEATO said there has been cir cumstantial evidence of grouni intervention in Laos He addec that the scale of intervention is not known IN A THREEPRONGED at tack the Beds captured the plain its airfield and the north ern provincial capital of Phong Saly the Boun government an nounced Army defenders were driven back to Xiengkhouang about 100 miles northeast of Vientiane and about the samg distance southeast of Luang bang Many Vientiane residents who could afford to do so were leav ing the city but there were no apparent signs of panic Streets were almost deserted For the first time since Dec 15 when leftist forces were driv en from Vientiane armored cars were seen rumbling through the streets INFORMATION Minister Bou avan Norasing said the rebel at tack is being supported by Red hina and North Viet Nam But ie was unable to offer proof of this and Western observers maintained reservations about lis claims Laos had been in vaded by seven wellequipped led Vietnamese battalions During the fighting for the plain area the Plaine des Jar Bouavan said if it falls Vientiane Luang Prabang and Thakhet province are threat ened Bouavan raised the possibility would ask for U S mili tary help If the invasion continues to he point where our independ ence is threatened he said we will make a solemn appeal or help to preserve our inde pendence The United States has given aos about million in mili tary aid in the last five years On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 8910 Sports 1SU Mason City News 18 Comics 20 North Iowa News22 Clear Lake News23 SAME DATE 1MQ2 DONT LOOK BACK LITTLE 1961 appears as if Kathy Lugar wear ing the tag of 1961 like a license plate had backed into the new year Or may be she just looked ahead to see what the next 12 months have in store for us GlobeGazette Photo by Musser and decided nows a good time to check out Kathy daughter of Mr and Mrs William Lugar 136 29th SW was born DEC 31 1959 just three hours be fore the old year of 1960 began No deaths yet on Iowa roads DES MOINES UPI Iowa leaded into the last day of the New Years holiday with an en viable traffic record Not one raffic death had been reported so far during the 78hour week end Iowas last reported traffic death came Thursday and Doosted the states 1960 death toll to 618 The state thus wound up with 61 fewer traffic fatali ties than it reported in 1959 But safety officials expressed oncern over a possible upswing n accidents as snow covered a greater portion of the states lighways They asked continued caution on snow and icepacked roads The weather North Iowa Clearing and cold er Lows Monday night zero to 10 below Generally fair continued cold Tuesday highs 815 Iowa Fair west clearing cold er east Monday night Gen erally fair warmer Tuesday Lows Monday night zero to 10 below north zero to 10 above south Wednesday clear to partly cloudy little warmer FiveDay Iowa For the period Tuesday through Saturday temperatures will average near normal Warmer the first of the period and colder the last of the period Little or no precipitation Normal highs 27 to 33 and normal minimums 8 to 13 Minnesota Partly cloudy a lit tle warmer High Tuesday around 15 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 27 Minimum 0 Precipitation IVi in snow Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 24 Minimum 17 CUTS TIES WASHINGTON UP Arthur J Goldberg the new secretary oflabor announced Monday he has severed all his labor union and business connections and given up a small interest in the Gondado Caribbean Hotels Inc Liberals mapping strategy Conservative blockade hit ROM OUR WIEE SERVICES WASHINGTON Speaker lam Rayburn Monday laid be ore Democratic liberals ret plan to break a conserva ive blockade in the House Kules ommittee and clear the way or action on the Kennedy legis ative program We are pleased with the Ian said Rep Chet Holifield DCalif spokesman for the lib eral group after he and three ther liberal members conferred ehind closed doors with Ray 3urn Holifield and his associates ook the plan to a larger meet ng of liberal Democrats laying lans for the session starting Tuesday THE PLAN was believed to all for enlargement of the 12 man rules group or as an al ernative a change in its eight Democratfour Republican party atio to give Democrats one more seat As a lever to put this across Rayburn was understood to haye iven the liberals a green light o seek ouster from the commit ee of Rep William M Colmer DMiss one of six conserva ives whose votes in the past mve been able to block action on such liberal legislation as school aid and housing The move against C ol m e r would not be made it was un derstood unless Rayburns plan was rejected by the house Colmer bucked the national Democratic ticket in November supporting the election in Mis sissippi of an unpledged slate of presidential electors which carried the state and cast its electoral votes on Dec 19 for Sen Harry F Byrd DVa for president ABOUT 40 of the 65 Democrat ic senators also were invited to a liberal caucus in notices sent out by Sens Paul H Doug las Dm Joseph S Clark D Pa and Hubert H Humphrey DMinn One of their chief goals is a change in Senate rules so that filibusters can be halted by the of 51 senators or a major ty of the 100 members It now akes the votes of twothirds of he senators present and voting They also would like to bring bout changes that would give hem a stronger voice in policy making machinery and whittle way some of the power of egislative committee chairmen many of whom are conservative southerners Iowa boy victim of gun accident WASHINGTON Iowa y Enfield 9 son of Mr and Irs Dean Enfield Washington vas killed Sunday when he was truck by a bullet from a 22 aliber pistol which was acci entally discharged Authorities aid the Enfields were visiting t the Max Goodlander home ere when the accident occur ed CLEAR TRAIN WRECKAGE Workmen using a huge crane are shown clearing the wreckage of 42 freight cars of a Chicago and North Western train which were derailed one and one half miles east of DeWitt Sunday The cars were in the middle of a 197 and manufactured goods AP car train Cause of the derailment was not immediate ly known but the firms main line was tied up by this maze of cars which carried grain soybean oil
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