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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdiUd for The VOL 99 Aisocitted Presi tnd United Prest Full Wiret i CITY GLOBEGAZETTE newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 1941 HOME EDITION 7o Copy Paper of Two ScctionsSecUoo No 104 An encore for food stamps To start in six areas By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Secretary Agriculture Orville L Freeman expects by this weekend a final report from a task force study ing President Kennedys pilot food stamp program If History Repeats Kennedys stamp plan will have nation wide scope The program will start and Freeman says starting it will take some time in six general areas West Virginia Pennsylvania southern Illinois eastern Ken tucky northern Minnesota and the Detroit area These are con sidered to be in the Presidents words areas of maximum chronic unemployment THE FOOD STAMP operation of the New Deal had a similar modest beginning It was in itiated at Rochester NY in May 1939 Soon it was in opera tion in every part of the nation When dropped in February 1953 the plan was alleviating the needs of some 4 million people The Food Stamp Plan was generally considered one of the more successful of the New Deal experiments People certi fied as needy by local welfare agencies bought for cash worth of orangecolored stamps a week for each member of the family This amount was con sidered to represent the mini mum that the family had been spending for food The orange stamps could be used to pur chase any kind of food at a retail grocery store Issued free with these stamps were blue stamps in an amount equal to 50 cents a week for each member of the family These could be used only to purchase foods on the surplus list Thus it was made reason ably certain that the blue stamp purchases did not replace customary food purchases but added to the net food consump tion of the family PERSONS ELIGIBLE were those on work relief on direct federal state or local relief and recipients of Social Security benefits who needed additional aid If recipients had no funds they were given the orange stamps outright Under the New Deal plan surplus food commodities were moved from the producer to the consumer through regular com mercial channels The govern ment intervened only to the ex tent of designating the surplus commodities and of issuing anc redeeming the stamps Retail grocers and other businessmen welcomed the plan as stimulating trade People in need liked the plan because it provided them with a well balanced diet and because there Was no stigma of charity attached Welfare workers liked it because it assured that the money of the needy would go for food To governments advantage it reduced farm surpluses THE OPERATION was drop ped in February 1943 when as a result of increasing food de mands of World War II the farm problem had changed from one of surpluses to one of shortages Total cost of the program aside from admin jstrative expenses was about million The money came from socalled Section funds an authorized onethirc of US custom receipts to be used to encourage sales of farm products The authorization is on the books The Agriculture Departmenl says that under the new plan the needy will be allowed to exchange stamps for any foot commodity whether or not it is in surplus The surplus list of the late 30s varied from time to time but it was Wide enough to maintain a balanced diet The government has not indi cated who will be eligible for stamps but probably they will go to the unemployed esti mated at 54 million Latest figures on public assistance show 47 million receiving federal aid and 361000 more receiving state and loca1 funds WITNESS TABLE Ken neth Keating RNY talks with Robert C Weaver President Kennedys choice to be federal housing adminis trator as Weaver sits in the witness chair of the Senate Banking Commit tee in Washington Moments later Chairman A Willis Robertson DVa AP Photofax ordered a delay in the public hearing on Weavers qualifications and called the 15member committee into execu tive session Robertson said he wanted to be satisfied as to the New York Negros loyalty and he insisted on a let ter from President Kennedy to that ef fect Kennedy quickly complied N nutshell ews in a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES British spy trial opens British government charged in court that a small house in a quiet London suburb housed a highpowered radio station transmitting British naval secrets to Moscow Atty Gen Sir Regi nald ManninghamBuller opening the prosecution of five persons charged with stealing top submarine secrets from a naval research station said govern ment agents made tests in the house and heard sig nals coming from the Moscow headquarters of a spy ring JFK plans TO messages WASHINGTON President Kennedy told his congressional leaders he would send 10 special mes sages to Congress in the next few weeks including one Thursday on medical care for the aged He also informed them that he would send a message next Tuesday on the administrations program of federal aid to education Want Lumumba released UNITED NATIONS and African nations hopeful of support from the United States pressed their campaign in the UN Security Coun cil for release from prison of deposed Congo Premier Patrice Lumumba7 Bosoms covered after a fashion LOS touring group of African dancers bowed to local police and fire officials and opened a twoweek stand sans bare bosoms a fire dance and a lion The 11 woman members of the 41 member Les Ballet Africans troupe were clad in thin brassieres when they appeared beforea full house at the Biltmore The police commission ruled against bare bosoms but the bras were made of thin net and left little to the imagination The fire dance and lion were ruled too dangerous Police Dept situation serious DES Manager Elder Gunterhas declined to discuss a long conference local authorities had Monday with a policeman convicted of burglary He did say it appears the situation in the police de partment is serious Spy arrives home LONDON James Zarb a British citizen ar rived here today from the United Arab Republic where he spent four and a half years in prisonon charges of spying for Britain FAIRandWARMER North Iowa Clear to parti cloudy through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night around 15 Highs Wednesday around 30 Iowa Partly cloudy throug Wednesday Warmer north west and north central Tues day night lows 1520 High Wednesday around 30 Furthe outlook Little change in weather Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Wednesday 28 35 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 30 Minimum 1 At 8 am 2 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 18 Minnesota governor seeks more taxes ST PAUL UPI Minnesota Gov Elmer Andersen has pro posed taxes on gas heat fuel oi and soft drinks and additiona axes on electric and telephone bills and cigarets to providi over 18andahalf million a yea in partial personal property tax relief Earlier Andersen pro posed 3 per cent excise taxes on new automobiles and telephom and electric bills The receipt from those taxes would go to the general revenue fund SAME DATE195947 Demos7 high command agrees Missile gap There isnt one WASHINGTON UP1 The United States and the Soviet Union have equal strength the new top Pentagon command has concluded tentatively This there is no missile gap favoring the Soviet Union at present is based on a swift but careful investigation ordered by Pres ident Kennedy The conclusion coincides with former President Dwight D Eisenhowers view He said Jan 12 in his farewell State of the Union message The bomber gap of several years ago was always a fiction and the missile gap shows every sign of being the same The new civilian chiefis at the Pentagon also are con vinced that there is no de struction gap that would im peril US security in the months ahead Apparently there is not suf ficient information at hand to conclude whether there would be a missile gap in the future These tentative conclusions emerged from a comprehen sive review of strategy de fense weapons and policy or dered by Kennedy as a pre lude to strengthening US de fenses In his Stale of the Union message Jan 30 Kennedy said he had ordered the reapprais al of military strategy to meet a coming period of uncertain risk In his fourth debate with former Vice President Rich ard M Nixon last Oct 21 Kennedy said of the Russians and their missile strength compared to that of the United States They made a breakthrough in missiles and by 196123 they will be outnumbering us in missilesIm not as confi dent as he Nixon is that we will be the strongest military power by 1963 At present the new Penta gon team appears to be con vinced the Russians do not have more nucleartipped missiles than the United States Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara is under order to have the military reassess ment ready for the White House by the end of the month The oddsappear strong that McNamara will recommend some changes particularly to add muscle to American abil ity to wage limited wars in far off areas million More big fines to 7 firms PHILADELPHIA UBJudge J Mien Ganey began the second day of sentencing antitrust law delators Tuesday by imposing ines totaling or seven of the nations biggest electrical manufacturing firms Ganey chief judge of US Dis trict Court here levied n fines Monday as he con demned the violations as a blot on American business He also gave 30day jail terms Monday o seven executives effective next Monday THE FIRST sentencing Tues day came for collusive sales o distribution transformers Gen eral Electric and Westinghouse the nations biggest electrica were fined each Allis Chalmers West Allis Wis was fined Kuhlma Electric Co Troy Mich 000 McGrawEdison Elgin 111 Maloney Electric Co St Louis and Wagner Electric Co St Louis All defendants are charged with price fixing and bid rigging in the sale of equipment thai generates transmits and distrib utes electric power GANEY IMPOSED suspended jail terms Monday on 19 other executives For the 19 however ic imposed five years probation where a watchful eye can be sept on their activities Of Tuesdays defendants 14 companies and five individuals were among those who have Dleaded for leniency All had previously entered pleas of guilty or no contest Ganey rejected defense pleas against imposing jail sentences But he did soften the govern ment demands for even harsher penalties while labeling the case a shocking indictment of a vast section of our economy Mason City has Iowas low of 1 Clearing skies permitted tem peratures to drop to below zero in northern Iowa Tuesday morn ing Nighttime lows ranged from below at Mason City to 20 at Burlington Council Bluffs and Lamoni The snow of Monday had ended in all sections of the state by Tuesday morning The new cover measured up to inches at Sioux City The Mason City area was locked in a heavy blanket of fog during the night Monday but it lifted early Tuesday NEW COMMANDER PARIS Pierre Jacquot of France Tuesday was appoint ed NATO Commander in central Europe Antishoplifters bill OKd 3316 DES MOINES W The owa Senate passed 3316 Tues day after 90 minutes of debate he controversial antishoplift ng bill The measure now goes o the governor Critics of the bill branded it an invasion of personal civil rights Supporters of it contend that shoplifters cost Iowa businesses million a year The bill which would allow merchants to search persons Minimum wage plan submitted FROM OtJK WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Presided Kennedy asked congress Tues day to raise the minimum wage to an hour and broaden its coverage to prevent the growth of an underprivileged and un derpaid class Kennedys proposal would boost the minimum from the present for employes coverec by the federal law and extend coverage to an additional 4 million workers Butler County GOP leader Allan dies Francis Allan 8 died Monday at a Waterloo lospital where he had been aken after suffering a cerebral lemorrhage at home in the morning Funeral arrangements are incomplete Diehl Funeral Home Allison will be in charge Mr Allan an auto dealer here was chairman of the Butler County Republican Central Com mittee president of the Butler County Fair Board director of he State Bank of Allison and a member of the city council He was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic and Eastern Star lodges Surviving are his wife a brother and three sisters The amily requests memorials be sent to the building fund of the Associated Church of Allison On the inside Editorials 4 Society News W Mason City News 89 Latest Markets9 Clear Lake News10 Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 Comics 14 Farm News15 The President submitted the draft of a bill along with letter to Speaker Sam Rayburn an Vice Lyndon Johnson president of the Senate appeal ing for action Kennedy said the propose changes would be carried ou by a series of annual adjusl ments which have been care fully set at levels to which em ployers can readily adjust Our nation can ill afford to tolerate the growth of an under privileged and underpaid class Kennedy said Substandarc wages lead necessarily to sub standard living conditions hard ship and distress Since the last increase in the minimum wage both living costs and productivity have in creased to such an extent that he proposed bill merely reflect an adjustment to keep pace nth these factors AS A SENATOR from Massa husetts and the Democratic residential nominee Kennedy teered such a bill through the ienate last August after a bitter ight He refused to accept a milder louse version remarking at the ime Wed rather come back ind try to do it in January A number of business organi ations already are gearing for a fight against minimum wage xpansion particularly as to re moving present coverage ex emptions Foreign shopkeepers glum over money curbs LONDON WVPresident Ken nedys plan to limit dutyfree purchases by Americans trav eling abroad to drew groans from foreign shop keepers butAmerican tourists generally accepted the move philosophically There was a feeling that the new administrations initial steps to protect U S gold re serves might have been much more drastic One effect might be price cuts by stores that specialize in catering to Americans British economic experts were gratified that the Presi denthad ruled out such short term remedies as higher tar iffs devaluation of the dollar and cutbacks in overseas aid Japanese Foreign Office sources showed concern and said if the program is carried out in full Japan will have to step up its campaign to in crease exports to nations other than the United States Mexican border communi Tijuana Mex icali and Ensenada where many stores depend entirely on American tourist are bound to feel a blow Financial circles predicted that Kennedys efforts to strengthen the U S economy and get international coordi nation of interest rates could lead to an overflow of invested money from Britain Also his specific measures to boost foreign spending in the United States and to dis courage American expendi ture abroad were certain to cut Britains trade earnings Trade sources expressed fears Britain would feel the impact in the sale of many luxury goods automobiles for example and predicted the immediate loss in duty free purchases would cost Britain an estimated mil lion a year Last year 414000 Americans visited England and spent about million on hotels services and goods Against this only 73000 Britons visited the United Slates spending less than million Shopkeepers in Hong Kong which attracted about 60000 American tourists last year were bitterly disappointed and unanimously predicted the Kennedy program would not work One favorite trick of U S a small foreignmade auto abroad us ing it in their travels and then having it shipped home as a used be hard hit The financial gain in the future will be little or none uspected of shoplifting was assed by the Iowa Legislature vb years ago but was vetoed y former Gov Herschel Love SS Persons making the search ould be protected from false rrest suits if there were easonable grounds for the de ntion and ensuing search The bill which passed in thd House 8913 vote is a clear iolation of the United States lonstitution said Sen Eugene Hill DNewton He said it violated provisions f the Constitution protecting citizens for unreasonable search and seizure and depravation of ife liberty and the pursuit of happiness without the due pro cess of law The Iowa attorney general previously ruled that the bill did not violate any portion of the Constitution Hill sought to amend the measure by striking out that portion of the bill exempting a merchant or an employe from liability for false arrest The very least we can do he said is protect citizens against overzealous merchants and employes from unreason able search and seizure New outbreak of trichinosis DES MOINES ffl Eighteen ases of trichinosis in eastern nd central Iowa have been lamed on a batch of home made sausage The Iowa Health department aid the outbreak was Iowas vorst in many years Thera vere only two cases of trichi osis in the state in 1960 The eastern Iowa family vhich made the sausage out of moked but uncooked pork last December gave some to rela ives and friends over a five ounty area the Health Depart ment said The cases occurred n Delaware Dubuque Jack on Jones and Jasper Coun ies AP Photofax MIGHT AS WELL BE bench added to this makeshift raft provides some measure of comfort for the man polling it along a flooded street in Limburg Germany The area was inun dated when warm weather followed heavy snow storms melting snow and ice and causing the rivers to rise to flood levels Limburg is on the Lahn River   

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