Monday, February 6, 1961

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL Associated Prest tod United Preit International Full Wirej The newspaper that makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY e 1961 TC Copy Two Itt One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm Sunday KWLC Decorah 1240 pm Sun WOI Ames 610 pm Tuesday WTAD Quincy 930 pm Thurs WSUI Iowa City 910 am Are they a crowd of softies rpHE CHARGE that we are bringing up a generation of softies just wont lie down and die Its frequently commented on in newspapers radio and TV but it gets its best going over in our periodicals Books are even being written about the subject Theres no attempt to be subtle about equating this al leged flabbiness with national security and relating it spe cifically to our lifeanddeath struggle with world Commu nism Last summers Olympics in Rome provided a field day for those employing this par ticular approach As at Melbourne Australia four years ago the Russians ended up with a substantial margin of points in this event which isnt supposed to be but actually is a contest between nations But the pattern was slightly altered At Melbourne as I recall most vividly because I was in the stands our American athletes were head and shoulders above the Russians and all other na tions in the dashes and field events A time or two our run ners ascended the podium to claim a grand slam second and third place in the same race BUT AT ROME we didnt have such smooth sailing In case after case where we were favored to win handily our en trants faltered and fell In no event was this more conspicuou than in the high jump where our highly touted John Thomas had to settle for a third place against Russia History did however repeat itself in the distance events As at Melbourne when we came to the races which called for en durance we just werent in the running Our showing was pretty disheartening As I looked in on TV I was Wild weather brings scowls FROZEN autos still are stalled in deep snow in Long Islandbound lane of Belt Parkway in Brooklyn Motorists were evacuated by emergency crews over the weekend as nearly 15 inches of snow pelted the city but there are smilesf too carried back in memory to Mel bourne Even as I watched our American youngsters win most of the track and field events I experienced an uncomfortable feeling I should have been ecstatically I wasnt It was too obvious to be missed that our superiority was in competition which called for effort of relatively short dura tion the sprints rather than the distance races basketball rather than cycling water polo or gymnastics COULD IT BE I kept ask ing myself that our athletes HARDY CHRISTIANS A 3 inch sheet of ice and 20rdegree cold were no deterrent for a hardy band of Free Will Baptists of Ironton Ohios Woodland Chapel who held outdoor baptismal serv ices following a revival meeting After AP Photofax a heavy axe was used to chop a pool in Storms Creek 15 shivering converts immersed Here Evangelist Calvin Evans and the churchs pastor the Rev Bill Kearns baptize a young woman Rusks dilemma How to get Red China into disarm talks FROM OTJR WIHE SElRVICES WASHINGTON Secretary of State Dean Rusk Monday said the Kennedy administration is studying what he called difficult problem of how to bring Com nunist China into world disarm ament negotiations Curtailment of sales on Sunday sought by solon u6 DBS MOINES UPI Sun are prepared only for the shor day of mQSt commodities cutoff on sales of most food but day would be sharply limited under When I left Melbourne at the a bm introduced in the lowa conclusion of the track and tield genate Monday The measure is events America had wnat aimed primariiy at supermar seemed to be a safemargin over ketj r r Russia on gold medals and on points But by the time I came to rest in India a week later the Russians had chipped away a our margin in the sports tha call for stamina and we were in second place Its clear beyond argument that if in future Olympics we wish to hold our own were go ing to have to develop some dis tance runners and attach some importance to such unspectac ular sports as fencing gymnas tics cycling and other events based on patience and endur ance Related to this is the fact that American girls generally speak ing dont take athletics very seriously so far as achieving proficiency is concerned Theyre repelled by the thought of bulgy muscles associated with running or shotputting This doesnt raise their social prestige NOT SO IN RUSSIA however as I can testify from having watched Russias young women in the gymnasium at the Uni versity of Moscow as well as on the track and field at Mel bourne Athletic proficiency is encouraged by the Kremlin in girls no less than in boys The young woman with special ath letic aptitude is in line for a relatively easy life Here let me explain that I do Continued on 2 products on Sunday would allow all such as bread milk eggs ice soda water fruits and flowers The bin introduced by Sen Joseph Coleman DClare would also permit all day operation of restaurants and sales of drugs prescriptions newspapers auto fuels and roadside stands or farmers markets ROTHSCHILD DIES LONDON UPI Anthony Gustav De Rothschild 73 great grandson of the founder of the Rothschild banking fortune died Monday Rusk told his first news con ference it would not be easy to achieve world nuclear dis armament unless all nuclear powers were included in an in ternational treaty The new secretary of state declined to lay down a specific policy on admission of China to the United Nations He said this would have to be left for further study He stressed that the United States still have a strong com mitment to the nationalist Chi nese government on Formosa He also noted that the Red Chi nese say this commitment is a major obstacle to reaching terms with the western allies RUSK ALSO warned the American people against being unduly optimistic as he put it 202nd suicide from Golden Gate bridge SAN FRANCISCO ities Monday listed Richard Dix on 22 service station attendant and formerly of Ottumwa Iowa as the 202nd suicide leaper from Golden Gate Bridge Dixons wife Janet 19 said she knew no reason why her husband would take his life Two couples in a passing car saw Dixon park his car and clknb over the bridge railing They sped to the toll plaza and gave an alarm but when highway offi cers got to the railing they found only Dixons coat By his wife that is Governor overruled DES MOINES governors get overruled by their Gov Norman A Erbe said Monday the punchbowl from the silver service set that used to be on the battleship lowa would soon be leaving his desk where it had been since Satur day Over the weekend Erbe said he told his wife that he had the large ornate bowl transferred to his desk from the histori cal museum across Grand Ave from the Statehoute I guess it will be supplanted by a planter Erbe told newsmen The punchbowl will be returned to trie historical museum about improvements in relations with the Soviet Communist bloc He said serious days and hare work lie ahead Just because there is a new administration in Washington or a change in the wording of Mos cow statements Rusk said there should be no assumption that serious problems has disap peared Rusk discussed U S foreign relations issues and answered questions for about 40 minutes He said the State Department public relations policy would be one of candid disclosure wherever possible and declared he fully recognizes the import ance of an informed public opinion IN A STATEMENT Rusk called for development of United Nations plan to bring peace and unity to the strife torn Congo but he said the4primary responsibility rests with Presi dent Joseph Kasavubu and other Congolese and leaders Rusk announced that Arthur H Dean New York attorney who has held some important diplomatic assignments in the pastwill be chief U S negotia tor when the nuclear test ban conferences resume at Geneva March 21 Russia agreed Saturday to a postponement from Feb 7 to the new date On the inside Editorials Page 4 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 8910 Clear Like News 13 News Quiz 13 Comics 16 North lowa News 22 SAME DATI1WU7 Toughen customs law JFK suggests if 2 killed near Charles City Car and truck collide North lowans are victims CHARLES ard J Schutte 63 and hi fe Esther 56 Freder cksburg were killed in stantly Monday morning miles northwest oJ Charles City on the ceme ery corner on Highways 18 and 218 The car driven by Schutte collided headon with a semi railer driven by Walt Murrell 34 Oakland Tenn He was go ng to Waterloo with a 12000 pound load of bananas The ruck is owned by Frigidway Lines Memphis Tenn THE CAR WAS pushed 22 feet from the point of impac and wound up in a ditch Mrs Schutte was thrown out of th car The bodies were taken to th Grossmann Funeral Home here Sheriff L L Lane s a i charges of failure to yield hal he roadway was filed agains Murrell later Monday He was not injured in the accident Damages to the truckare esti mated at between and 3000 The car was demolished MURRELL SAID the road vas very slippery and he was unable to make the turn It had topped snowing when the acci ient occurred at 8 am and vis bility was clear The cemetery orner is about two miles west f the curve where three fatali ies occurred in December John Pruitt Floyd was the irst to come on the scene after he accident He called the sher ifs office Schuttes body was pinned in le twisted wreckage about an our before it could be removed Boy critically wounded on fox hunt Johnson 7 son of Mr and Mrs Iris ohnson Saratoga is in crit cal condition at a Rochester Jinn hospital following a hunt ng accident Sunday afternoon Johnson was shot through the ead when he stepped out of car while hunting fox near aratoga Russell Lee 17 one f a group of hunters was out ide the car when a fox was potted He shot over the car as others including Raymond Veaver and Joe Jordan were etting out of the auto The bul et entered Johnsons head back f the ear A Lime Springs doctor who as also in the hunting party ook Johnson to an Elma physi ians office for first aid He as taken to the Cedar Valley hospital Charles City and then 0 Rochester for surgery Eisenhowers head for long vacation HARRISBURG Pa wight and Mamie Eisenhower ut Pennsylvanias severe win er behind them and headed for alifornia Monday The former resident and his wife left this tate capital bj train for Palm esert where they will stay at ic exclusive El Dorado Golf lub probably for two months 1 am going out to get a little unshine a beaming Eisenhow r said N nutshell ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Base water supply seized HAVANA The Cuban water company supply ing the U S naval base at Guantanamo Bay since 1939 has been taken over by Fidel Castros govern ment So far however there has been no interruption in the bases water supply The naval base made ar rangements some time ago to get an adequate water supply by tankers if necessary ordered out PORT AU PRINCE Haiti The Roman Cath olic bishop of Gonaives Frenchborn Msgr Paul Rob ert has been ordered from his diocese after demon strators looted the bishoprics warehouse apparently with government sanction Msgr Robert 59 was escorted 70 miles to Port au Prince Friday night by the local military commander who ordered him to leave because I am responsible for order and I am afraid the people might set fire to the city 37 die in avalanches springlike weather coming after snowstorms has brought great masses of snow tum bling down from the high peaks in the Alps High ways and railroads are blocked mountain villages iso lated and at least 37 persons have been killed More unrest in Angola LISBON Portugal Four persons were reported killed and seven wounded during new rioting in Lu anda capital of Portugals West African territory of Angola Spokesmen for Premier Antonio de Oliveira Salazars regime said modern communist Czechoslo vak weapons were seized Russ mum on sputnik MOSCOW The Soviet Union maintained an un usual silence on the mission and fate of its massive new Sputnik A Soviet scientist Prof Yevgeny Leon odivich Klinov hinted the seventon satellite was un manned He said it was designed to study the earth and its environment Western experts speculated that either something went wrong with the new satellite or the Russians were keeping some spectacular de velopment a secret until its success was assurred The weather North lowa Cloudy with light snow Mondaynight and east part Tuesday Lows Monday night 1522 Highs Tuesday around 30 owa Cloudy with light snow east Monday night and most of Tuesday Lows Monday night 1520 Warmer west Tuesday highs in the 30s iveday lowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal highs are from 30 to 35 degrees and nor mal lows from 12 to 18 Warm er Tuesday Continued mild Wednesday Colder Thursday or Friday Little or no precipi tation is expected Minnesota Variable cloudiness light snow Highs Tuesday 2535 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Monday Maximum 26 Minimum 19 Precipitation 1 snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 26 Minimum 12 Decision is delayed on driver training DES MOINES peaker Henry C Nelson R orest City Monday squelched 45minute debate on the con roversial drivers education bill Although the debate was not marked by any verbal flareup ne speakers action indicated hat many House members vanted to take part in discus ion of the bill It was deferred or later debate Nelsons only apparent rea on for adjourning the lower harnber was his remark that its getting close to noon and pparently many members wish o speak on this bill The bill which was endorsed 12 by the House Committee on ublic Safety last week would equirc that beginning in 1963 ersons between the ages of 16 nd 18 must complete a drivers ducation course in order to ualify for a drivers license The course could be taken ithcr in public schools or pri atc driver training courses anctioned by the department of public safety The measure would not make it mandatory for high schools to offer driver training courses The House tacked on an amendment by Rep David Stan ley RMuscatine which pro vided that driver education courses be in addition to or on top of regular academic courses offered in p u b 1 i c schools Rep E Wayne Shaw R Charles City chairman of the Public Safety committee said I would be derelict in my du ties if I did not come out in favor of this bill Shaw a veteran of 17 years as a driver education instructor said there was no assurance that all students who take driver education courses would become good drivers but he added the attitudes and anticipations which the 30 classroom hours required by the bill would go a long way toward making belter drivers of Iowas future motor ists Outlines savings policies Seeks to halt flow of gold WASHINGTON Iff resident Kennedy Monday sked Congress to cut harply the amount of for ign goods which American ourists can bring back to he United States without customs duties Kennedy proposed that resent maximum ba lashed to in order to dis ourage tourists from buying ostly souvenirs with dollars which foreigners could use to purchase American gold This was the most dramatic made by Ken nedy in a 4500word special message on the gold problem which Kennedy said justifies concern but not panic or alarm While the President had been expected to make a request of this sort some were surprised fay the extent of the proposed cut in the customs exemption THE MOVE WAS certain cause concern in some countries particularly Canada which en erlains more American tour sis than any other nation but vhich normally doesnt buy US old Most other major proposals epresented attempts to placa ew emphasis on policies adopt d earlier by the Eisenhower dhiinistration For example ennedy promised new efforts o expand exports attract for gn tourists limit military pending abroad and channel oreignaid dollars to Americaa usinessmen One new idea That Congress ermit banks to pay foreign overnments and central banks higher rate of interest than mericans receive on savings ccounts The maximum rate ow is three per cent KENNEDY SAID action along lis line would enable Ameri an banks to make a maximum ompetitive effort to attract and old dollar balances which might otherwise be converted nto gold The effect could be signifi ant since the foreign deposits nvolved total about billion Kennedy also said the United tates will seek an international eview of the free worlds mone ary system with the aim ot oning out some kinks He hint d at possible tax law changes ater to discourage some kinds private American investment Europe Kennedy said there is time deal with the gold drain calmly and deliberately and eclared it can be stemmed ithout erecting trade barriers r hamstringing military and reign aid programs He said ic first requirement is to take 1 possible steps to insure the fective performance of our wn economic system He described the proposals utlined in his message as sup ementary to that aim but said They are not for that reason ny less important or less ent He promised vigorous ae on where he has power to act nd urged early consideration nd approval of those meas res which are subject to the ill of the Congress THE PRESIDENT noted that e gold shortage stems largely om the fact that foreigners illect more than this country illects from billion ore in 1960 This represents the deficit in e US balance of international