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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper fdittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION VOL W Associated tnd United Full Least MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 1M1 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two Ont Ill Schools bill under attack I Battle near 3w I on health insurance AMA studies private plan By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The health insurance battle is about to be joined President Kennedy has al ways had high on his must list legislation to link medical care for the aged with Social Security In his State of the Union Message he declared that action must be undertaken this year Now the American Medical Association the principal of several conservative bodies op posing any form of compulsory health insurance is at long last taking steps toward a positive voluntary program The A the American Hospital Associa tion the National Association of Blue Shield Plans and the Blue Cross Association the organiza tions most intimately associated with voluntary health insurance are getting together in Chicago to implement a resplution adopted by the AMA Board of Trustees last November SPONSORED BY the District of Columbia Medical Society the resolution called for diate action toward expanding health insurance to reduce the need for federal intervention The aim was a nationwide plan to make prepaid medical dare more attractive to ttie public The Blue Shield Blue Cross and hospital groups said that they were ready to meet within a few days But the AMA neglected until recently to call the meeting The aim now ap pears to be to have something solid to counter the Kennedy program before committees of Congress The board of trustees of AMA at the autumn meeting pro posed on an information basis a raise in members basis a rise in members dues by million to mil lion Final action would have to be taken at the House of Delegates meeting next June AMA SPOKESMEN denied that any of the new money would be set aside to fight the Kennedy medical careSocial Security program In 1950 AMA had levied a special assess ment on its members for an educational fund of mil lion to oppose national health insurance or socialized medi cine to use the term AMA prefers Only about 40 per cent of the members responded AMA at the 1960 session of Congress conducted an ener getic if less public campaign against the Forand and Ken nedyAnderson medical care bills The association has as mem bers about 90 per cent of physi dans in active practice in the country or 177000 members Harry Truman whose own health programs the doctors fought bitterly on Nov 28 called the AMA the biggest trust in the world and a mean one yes mean ornery THE RECENT White House Conference on Agingsomewhat unexpectedly came up with a recommendation that the So cial Security mechanism should be used as the basic means of financing health care for the aged as one of its principal policy statements A similar recommendation by a Kennedy task force on Jan 10 was less surprising Perhaps more significantly a survey group on mandatory in surance against catastrophic illness appointed by Gov Nelson A Rockefeller of New York re commended against taking any immediate action The appear ance was that the group was saying in effect that the state should wait to see what happens to the Kennedy program in Con gmi i FROM OCK WIRE DES MOINES Superintend ent of Public Instruction Paul Johnston Friday sharply criti cized a legislative proposal which called for a moratorium on school district reorganiza tion Johnston who replaced J C Wright as the states top school master Jan 1 would not com mit himself to waging an allout fight against enactment of the measure which was introduced in the Iowa House Thursday He said his personal recom mendations to schools consid ering reorganization would be to evaluate and study the pro posal But the superintendent saic the biU is a very unwise ap proach to school reorganize tion And he added it probably would be helpful to know Grassleys motive s Rep Charles Grassley RNew Hart ford sponsored the moratorium proposal ALSO IN the hopper and al ready stamped with approvaLby the House schools committee is a bill which would eliminate the present state board of public instruction and make the entire board appointive by the gover nor That measure won an easy 24 11 vote In committee Wednes day but not before a couple of former school board chairmen now sophomore legislators staged a heated verbal attack against the bill Rep Ray Cunningham R Ames onetime chairman of the school board in that education minded city and Rep Kieth Dunton DThornburg led the minoritys fight in committee It was Cunningham and Dun ton who said Friday that they were ready to lead the fight against Grassleys moratorium proposition CUNNINGHAM CALLED Grassleys measure reaction ary and said passage of the bill would be most unwise and out of harmony with the spirit of progress The Ames Republican said it appeared that his younger col league Grassley is 40 years younger than Cunningham had forgotten philosophy Cunning ham said he would only remind Grassley that the only per manent thing in the world is change Dunton who has served on the Keokuk County school board for 12 years and an ardent sup port of the policies which Wright carried out as state superinten dent spared few words in his attack on the Grassley Bill North Iowa Clear to partly cloudy Friday night and Sat urday Colder Friday night lows zero to 10 above Warm er Saturday highs in the 20s Iowa Partly cloudy and warm er Friday night and Saturday Lows Friday night 1520 Highs Saturday 3035 Further out look Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednes day Normal highs are from 38 to 35 and normal lows from 8 to 18 degrees It will be warmer Saturday mild Sun day and Monday then colder Tuesday or Wednesday Pre cipitation will average 10 to 25 of an inch occurring as snow Tuesday or Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy warm er Highs Saturday 1020 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 15 Minimum 2 At 8 am 2 Precipitation snow SALVATION AT LAST NORFOLK Va 111yearold Gaiete burlesque house known to generations of American sailors at this key Navy port will be torn down soon but its memory will live on in an unexpected way Owner Frankie Blue sold the bur lesque house seats to a buyer for each to be installed in two small country churches AP Photofax A KISS Posa Visalia Calif is kissed by Air Force Capts John McKone and Free man Olmstsad as the pair leave following a comfort ing visit Olmstead and McKone released by Russia last week were crewmates of Mrs Posas husband on the RB47 shot down seven months ago Posa and two others have been unaccounted for and the returnees have been unable to shed any light on their fate N nutshell ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Ikes on the job GETTYSBURG President Dwight Eisenhower began his first working day as a pri vate citizen after opening his new office on the cam pus of Gettysburg College He was greeted in the of fice by his son Lt Col John Eisenhower his military aide Col Robert Shurtzand two secretaries Anne Whitman and Lillian Brown Urges savings program of Defense Robert S McNamara says he expects every man woman and child in overseas service families to save a year to cut down on the drain of U S dollars He said his aim is to save as much dollar expenditure abroad as would have been saved by the controversial order of former President Dwight D Eisenhower to cut the number of military dependents living abroad Presi dent Kennedy reversed that order this week Train crash investigated BOWIE train derailment which turned a day at the races into a nightmare of death and suf fering in snowcovered countryside is being investi gated by Pennsylvania Railroad officials Six persons were killed and about 150 were injured when seven cars of special 11car train from Philadelphia left the rails while making a left turn from the main line onto a spur leading to Bowie race course Snow delays reunion heavy snow in the Washing ton area disrupted plans for a reunion of President and Mrs Kennedy with their two children The White House said that because of the storm the plane trip of three year old Caroline Kennedy and her two monthold brother John Jr from Palm Beach Fla had been cancelled When the tots do arrive it will be the first time since the days of Theodore Roosevelt that White House living will resound with the activity of children of a President Bedpushing record LONDON University of Western Ontario students claimed a world record for bedpush ing The students pushed a bed 105 miles from the county line to here in 11 hours and 40 minutes This latest form of intercollegiate competition was consid ered more strenuous but also less cramping than try ing to jam as many students as possible into a tele phone booth Stevenson hesitates in stand on Congo crisis UNITED NATIONS N Y N Security Council mem sers in behindscenes talks Friday weighed the Soviet Unions challenge to the United States to support Soviet proposals for the Congo Council debate on the Congo was in recess until Tuesday and there was no answer from the Kennedy administration out ining its Congo position There may be none until late next week aides of U S delegation Adlai E Stevenson indicated In a statement studded with larsh condemnation of Secre tary General Dag Hammar skjold the Soviet deputy foreign minister Valerian A Zorin told the council Thursday that it had followed the wrong road in deal ing with the Congo Stevenson issued a statement later expressing regret that Zorin did not comment on Ham marskjolds request for powef1 lo reorganize the Congolese army and take it out of politics as a step toward averting civil war in the Congo The US delegate also ex pressed regret at what he called Zorins renewed and unjusti fied attacks on Hammarskjold VICTIM OF CRASH GREENFIELD old Wietzke 84 was fatally in jured Thursday when he was struck by a car driven by the Rev Don Bissinger Atlantic Were safely ashore Osage editor hears from parents on seized liner Baty editor of the Mitchell County Press Thursday afternoon received a elegram from Recife Brazil reading Safely ashore alter most amazing experience Love Dad This was the first indication Baty had had that his parents were aboard the Santa Maria The last letter he had received Pirates will get asylum RECIFE Brazil UP Armed Brazilian marines held control of the Santa Maria Friday to prevent the rebel skipper from carrying out his earlier vow to scuttle the liner rather than sur render his multimilliondollar prize Left stranded with only a skeleton crew rebel chieftain lenrique Galvao bargained with Brazilian officials aboard ship But the Brazilian Foreign Min istry in Brasilia said that Presi dent Janio Quadros new ad ministration had control of the 20906ton liner and would act in accordance with international aw presumably meaning it would give the cruise ship back to its Portuguese owners QUADROS HAD personally of fered Galvao and his rebel band of 70 political asylum in Brazil Galvaos chief lieutenant and navigator Jorge Souto Maior Spaniard told newsmen in a shipboard interview that the men left on the to number less than not enough to move the big ship from her anchorage only 300 yards from the Recife docks MOST OF THE rebels joined 366 of the ships crew and the 600 passengers in rushing ashore by tug Thursday after Galvao finally brought the ship nto harbor under mounting pressure of threatened mutiny and riot aboard the liner The passengers were taken to he Recife Portuguese Club Amid festive decorations for Vlardi Gras arrangements be to transport them home The of whom traveled first and second class they received compara ively good treatment from heir captors at sea but the ension had mounted steadily 3ortuguese and Spaniards in hird class complained they vere without water at the end of the 2800mile detour and had jeen given little food Mother saves 4 tots from house blaze BURLINGTON mother and one child were burned but hree other children escaped in was from Curacao West Indies where they were spending a va cation Baty said This un doubtedly means another book E N Baty father of the Osage man is the author of Abroad a book writ ten following another trip Born at What Cheer he had lived in Sigourney and Chicago after serving as a pilot in World War I Mr and Mrs Baty moved to Corte Madera Calif in 1940 He was general manager of the Household Finance Corporation Also among the 42 Americans aboard the ship was Dorothy Thomas 60 a native of AJgona Los Angeles The elder Baty expressed un dying gratitude taking them in to Brazil for As he stepped off the ship the elder Baty told Brazilian of ficials that the rebel leader Henrique Galvao had told the passengers his seizure of the ship had been timed to coincide with a revolt in Lisbon Portu gal against strongman Premier Antonio De Oliveira SalazaV The revolt failed to materialize Baty said the passengers first of the hijacking about 0 am Sunday Jan 22 about ght hours after the Galvao and seized the bridge AP Photolax BRIDGE CUTS ICE UP This aerial view shows how the Jamestown Bridge which links Jamestown with the mainland at Saunderstown RI is cutting up the ice floes as they come down the west passage of Narragansett Bay The ice floes collide with the bridge supports which cut them as with a saw and sends them along in rectangular strips as though they were cut for ice harvesting purposes New Eng land is in its 16th consecutive day of below zero weather jury in a fire that raced through their frame house Fri day Mrs Cecil Woodsmall 24 was treated for burns on the face But her daflghter Mary Jane 2 also burned on the face was held in a hospital here or observation The mother re moved her three other children Gerald 4 Barbara Ann 3 and aroline 9 months from the burning and smokefilled house On f he inside Editorials Page 4 The Maroon 7 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 Sports 1112 13 Comics 14 Clear Lake News 15 North Iowa News 18 TV Guide Pullout Section Snow cold covers East BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A snowstorm hobbled traffic and shut hundreds of schools in he Midwest Friday and whirled nto the frozen East An uneven blanket that ranged jp to a foot in depth and formed drifts as high as three feet rapped hundreds of automobiles nd made thousands late for vork Many gave up the struggle o get there at all The biggest snowstorm of the eason paralyzed traffic in the it Louis metropolitan area About 8 inches of snow accumu lated there in a 24hour period Hundreds of motorists aban doned their cars and many workers spent the night in down town hotels The harsh cold eased up a bit in the frigid Northeast The overnight low in Albany for instance was 10 below zero Thursday it was 18 below But Bloomingdale N Y in the Adirondacks had an unof ficial reading of 35 The official low at Saranac Lake Airport was 28 Old Town Maine had 20 and Montpelier Vt 17 BURNS ARE FATAL IOWA CITY Wl Mrs Edna Allen 70 Oskaloosa died of burns Thursday afternoon at an Iowa City hospital SAME GOP in distress Not pn your life Lynes tells Demo DES MOINES Iff Sen C Edwin Gilmour DGrin nell stood on the Senate floor Friday and calmly an nounced I was just called to the phone and was informed that the American flag atop the Capitol was flying upside down Is that a sign that the Republican party is in dis tress Senate Majority Leader J Kendall Lynes RPlalnfield replied You have a marvel ous system of spies They tell you whats going on outside while youre still inside The Republican party con trols both houses of the Leg islature That proves were not in distress Lynes added Shaff Plan debate to start Wednesday DES MOINES The Iowa Senate has set 11 am Wednes day for the start of debate on the socalled Shaff Plan for reapportionment Majority Floor Leader J Kendall Lynes R Plainfield ignored Democratic requests for a delay saying Lets get at it and lets get it done WE WERE awakened bat time with the noise but did ot realize what was going on aty said Galvao called the assengers together and spoke t some length about how he ad seized Portugals finest ner as a part of the revolution vhich he believed was going on uccessfully in Lisbon to deposa alazars puppet government Mr and Mrs Baty said their gratitude is tremendous at mally reaching shore I will always remember both he pleasant part of the voyage nd the other part but Ill par cularly remember the feeling f relief when we put our feet n Brazilian soil Baty said Greetings to Brazil its Navy nd its people Baty said the only time he and is wife were frightened aboard le cruiseship Santa Maria was vhen U S Navy planes were buzzing the ship At no time did we suffer a ack of food water or service nor did we feel our liberty re tricted Baty 64 said he had talked hree times with rebel leader alvao mostly about books WE HAD difficulty communi cating because Galvao doesnt speak much English but I was favorably impressed Baty said We never heard of one mistreated or of any mis treatment He said he planned to take ad vantage of his unexpected sfop iere to spend several days in Recife Rio De Janeiro and oth r Brazilian citiesLike other passengers he was waiting for is baggage to be unloaded His main complaint was ab ence of his oldfashioned raz r I shaved for the first time n 20 years with a safety razor nd am all scratched Baty said he and his wife mma Isabel 66 were the first off the ship when it ocked Ambassador post goes to Bruce WASHINGTON K 1 Bruce who was in the run ing for the job of secretary of tate has been named ambassa or to Britain Bruce 63 is tall lean and uietspoken He has long ex erience as a diplomat wealth rom an earlier business ca eer and politics runs in his lood Bruce is the son of William abell Bruce onetime U S sen tor from Maryland He has erved as U S Ambassador in wo other important capitals of Curope Paris and Bonn West Germany NAZI ARRESTED NUERNBERG Germany B former German police cap ain was held here Friday on harges of helping murder 1200 Russian Jewish children and nvalids during World War II lelmut Saur was employed n office clerk in Fuerth Ba aria Iowa federal tax officers agree to exchange names DES MOINES Norman Erbe Friday said Iowa and federal tax officials have agreed to exchange names of persons filing in come returns The agreement between the state tax commission and in ternal revenue officials Erbe said was the first step in es tablishing a complete ex change of information be tween the two groups in order to make sure peoplewho file federal tax returns are filing slate lax returns So far Erbe said the two agencies have agreed only to exchange names Iowa tax officials would be able to check the federal list to see if the same persons had filed stale income tax returns The fulurc agreement Erbe said might include a compari son of the full tax return Erbe said that it was possi ble that if the agreement pro duced enough additional reve nues it might stop talk of the state moving to a withholding plan Erbe said if the people back home want it theyll ask for it He said he himself had some reservations about a withhold ing plan but added that he was not opposed to it if it would help bring in all the money the state expected from income tax He said the tax commission told him they thought the withholding plan would bring in an additional million per year from state income tax sources   

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