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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Hw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors s Associated Press tad United Press International Full Lease Wirei MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9 1961 a Paper Conilsui ol Twa ScctlonsSecUon 1M State board defended 2500 jam Statehouse to support schools bill FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES than 2 500 irate but orderly lowans from the dwindling number of small school districts converged on the statehouse Thursday as the House of Representatives launched debate on a bill which would sweep the present board of public instruction out of of fice The crowd left its banners and placards most of them pro claiming that transportation is not education outside the chamber as the first major debate of the session got under way The signs referred to the long distances pupils must trav members and farmers have pro tested what they called dic tatorial polices of the board The demonstration was in support of a bill which would give the governor power to ap el to attend schools in the large jpoint the board of public in reorgamzed districts which have developed rapidly in recent years The disgruntled school board struction instead of having the members elected by delegates from the various school districts at conventions held in each of Gypsies refuse to conform vJ But change is apparent By MELJA BUICK WASHINGTON When a Hungarian Gypsy makes his violin cry these days he may be laughing up hi sleeeve Information filtering through the Iron Curtain suggests Gyp sis have made a shambles of efforts to regiment their tradi tional freeasbird lives Pass ports identification papers and steady jobs mean nothing to the footloose Romanies The five or six million Gypsies who wander across other parts of Europe the Americas Asia and Australia also resist settlement Since leaving their original homeland in India before Christian era Gypsies have preferred to roam the National Geographic Society says HUNGARIAN authorities have tried to persuade Gypsies to form woodworking and copper smithing cooperatives settleon collective farms or take regular factory jobs Most Gypsies greet these invitations with a resounding lack of enthusiasm Police gave Gypsies identity cards and forbade them to move The system failed when the Gypsies made their identifi cations common property swap ped them with each other and even used them as playing cards Taking a different tack re ports say the Hungarian regime provided Gypsies with building material for houses The Romanies sold the lumber and decamped Free books kindled no burning desire for education since the Gypsies made ciga rette papers from textbook leaves IN POLAND policemen stop every motorist even at country crossroads but just wave on the wanderers horsedrawn wagons Certainly every Gypsy can show an identification paper a policeman told a re porter Dear sir he can show five identification papers All different All valid Not long ago 331 Polish Gypsies piled onto a train carry ing repatriates to West Ger many The Gypsies lacked pass ports visas exit permits and entry papers The group bland ly passed Polish and East Ger man border guards But West German police demanded their papers The Gypsies said they had none and scrambled out windows into the railroad yard Faced with an audacious fait accompli the West Germans let the Gypsies stay EVER SINCE the Russian Revolution the Communists have been trying to make Gypsies take up socially use ful labor Periodically the Russians report that Gypsies are abandoning their itinerant life to work in factories and farms Gypsies may be reluctant to give up their traditional way of life but they cani adapt to change Many former horse traders nowdeal in used cars Some Gypsies even manage to stay in one place though transition to a fixed abode of ten is difficult An American Gypsy who bought a house in New Jersey ran a large pole from floor to ceiling in the center of the living room He wanted to give the room the look of a tent i Remap proposal defeated f rbes disappointed DES MOINES Gov Norman Erbe said Thursday he was disappointed over failure of the Iowa Senate to pass a legislative plan But as long as the legisla ture is in session the governor told his news conference I have hopes Erbe said he was not beating the drum for any particular redistricting proposal But he added that the plan that appears to have the greatest amount of support is one that would place one house on area and the other on population The Senate Wednesday defeated a constitutional amend ment sponsored by Sen David O Shaff RClinton Story on Page Im told that failure of the Shaff plan was a set back to reapportionment because it had the greatest amount of sup port Erbe said The people expect reapportionment and I hope the boys can get together on passage of a plan he added Would have voted the right way DES MOINES Law rence Putney R Gladbrook whose vote could have made a lot of difference in the 2524 Sen ate ballot on the Shaff reappor tionment plan said Thursday he would have voted the right way Whats the right way he was asked My conscience would have told me he said Thats all he said He was excused from the roll call Wednesday to attend a cat tle sale here Iowas weather outlook fine II Pleasant weather is in pros pect for the remainder of the week in Iowa Temperatures Thursday climbed to the 30s in the north and the lower 40s in the south with similar readings on tap for Friday and Saturday Lows early Thursday ranged from 16 at Burlington and Ot tumwa to 27 at Lamoni Mason City had 21 Top readings Wed nesday varied from 28 at Sioux City to 42 at Lamoni Mason City reported 36 SAME FAIRandWARMER North Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Friday Lows Thursday night 2027 Locally warmer Friday highs 3843 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night lows in the 20s Increas ing cloudiness Friday highs 30s north toupper 40s south Further outlook Partly cloudy little temperature change Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy con tinued pleasant Highs Friday 2535 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 36 Minimum 21 the congressional districts plus one appointed by the governor Rep Robert L Stephens R Ainsworth a farmer and live stock producer opened the de bate by outlining the bill and de scribing it as one which we feel will help to create a cli mate where some of the most knotty problems can be un tangled Stephens chairman of the House Schools Committee said the proposed board appointed by the governor with senate confirmation would be more responsive to the people Rep Paul Walter RUnion also a farmer emphasized that proponents of the bill wanted it made clear their protest was no reflection on Paul John ston the state superintendent of public instruction He is a fine gentleman Walter said REP DAVID Stanley RMus catine who led the dissenting forces in a frontal attack on the bill said not even a board of saints could solve the problems immediately Stanley said the only reason the state board has been criti cized is that it has faithfully performed two hard and painful tasks which this legislature has given it Stanley was referring to the laws which the legislature passed requiring the state Doard to set minimum stand ards for schools and to en courage the reorganization of school districts into such units as are necessary economical and efficient and which will in sure an equal opportunity to all children of the state THE MUSCATINE Republi can one of the more liberal members of the lower cham bers majority party praised the state board calling atten tion to his colleagues that il has raised educational stand ards to meet the challenge of the space age About the only thing the bil would answer in Stanleys judg ment would be the perform ance of delicate surgery with a meat ax and removing a hangnail by chopping off the hand Stanley probably YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 19 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 89 Clear Lake News12 Sports 1314 North Iowa News 15 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Comics 18 EXPLOSIVES FOUND BONN Germany officers have intercepted two parcels containing explosives mailed to West German Chan cellor Konrad Adenauer and Defense Strauss Minister Franz Josef also suggested that there were more lowans interested in a good ed ucation for their children rather than a girls basketball team of their own Under the present system the superintendent is an appointive officer of the board of public instruction PRESIDENT AT PRAYER BREAKFAST Presi dent Kennedy and others at the head table bow their heads during the invocation at the annual presiden tial prayer breakfast in a Washington hotel AP Phototax left Evangelist Billy Graham Kennedy Sen Frank Carlson RKan and Judge Boyd Leedorn of Wash ington president of the International Christian Lead ership Conference the sponsoring organization Kennedy outlines his medical care plans WASHINGTON Kennedy Thursday urged Con gress to approve a controversial alth insurance program for 142 million Americans 65 or older It would be financed by an increase in Social Security taxes In a special message to Con gress dealing with the harsh consequences and sometimes crushing cost of ill health Ken nedy also recommended more federal spending to provide sep arately for An increase in community health services and facilities such as nursing homes nursing Shoplifting bill signed into law DES MOINES Nor man Erbe Thursday signed into law the controversial shoplifting bill The bill criticized as an inva sion of personal civil rights per mits a merchant or store em ploye acting under his direction to search a person believed to have concealed unpurchased goods PERSONS MAKING the The House did not get to a search would be protected from vote on the bill but defeated an amendment by Rep Merle Hag idorn DRoyal which would have provided for popular elec lons to name the board mem bers in each of the congression al districts instead of guberna torial appointment BERMUDABOUND INDEPENDENCE Mo UPI President Harry Tru man and his wife Bess left In dependence Thursday on the irst leg of a twoweek vacation hat will take them to Bermuda false arrest suits if there were reasonable grounds for the de tention and ensuing search Former Gov Herschel Love less vetoed a similar bill passed by the 1959 legislature saying the powers it gave merchants invaded civil rights For the second time in two years Erbe said the mem bers of the General Assembly expressed the will of the people on this matter In their opinion it is not an infringement of the rights of the citizens of Iowa I share this belief HE SAID IF the enforcement provisions of the law are abused he is sure the legislature will re peal the statute in 1963 Erbe said the law must not be regarded as a license for the merchants of Iowa to indis criminately disregard the indi vidual rights of the citizens Kennedy pulls 1241 postal nominations WASHINGTON dent Kennedy withdrew from the Senate all of the 1241 post master nominations submitted by former Eisenhower THEYRE the Valentines ciobecazette photo by jo are wild in Mason City along with the and Mrs James Austin 1322 Jersey values during Dollar Days Thursday NE are doing some early Friday and Saturday Twins Viola left which is a smart thing to do on Dollar and Violet Austin 10 daughters of Mr Days President Dwight in January before Kennedys inauguration The White House said Eisenhower had nominated 1160 postmas ters Jan 10 an additional 51 on Jan 17 and 30 more on the morning of Jan 20 the date his term expired lowans on the list included Theodore Swensen Decorah Thelan Elthon Fer tile Mabel Alverson Popejoy and Elijah Simpson Wesley MEETS DE GAULLE PARIS Wi Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer arrived Thursday to try to patch up FrenchWest German differences in a meet ing with President Charles de Gaulle before a little summit of the sixnation European Com mon Market Under Kennedys plan Higher tax schedule Anyone with any earnings under Social Security would have to pay higher taxes to finance the President Kennedys Medical Care for the Aged program So would employes The first stage of the twostep fax increase effective Jan 1 1962 would hit only those earning more than a year For that year the existing limit of earnings which can be taxed under social security would be raised to This would cost every employe earning as much as an addi tional 56 a year and selfemployed persons at that level a year extra The second tax increase effective Jan 7 1963 would be applied to everyone covered by Social Security An extra one fourth of one per cent taxwould be levied on earnings up to This would mean tax boosts of up to a year for employes and for selfemployed N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Firemans car blown up KANSAS CITY Mo Stanton Gladden bat talion fire chief and central figure in a dispute be tween the Association of Fire Fighters and the team sters union was severely injured in an explosion which occurred as he stepped on the starter of his car Police said it apparently was a bomb The blast sent the cars hood hurtling 200 feet and tore the front seat loose but Gladden escaped dangerous injury Missile gap probe set fresh congressional weapons inquiry is in the making as Republicans assailed as political President Kennedys statement he isnt ready to say if there is a missile gap Responding to a de mand by Sen Prescott Bush RConn chairman Rich ard B Russell DGa said the Senate Armed Services Committee will call service chiefs of staff before it about Feb 20 for questioning on the issue Asub secrets taken A witness testified that details of Britains first nuclear submarine were among Royal Navy secrets stolen by five persons accused of spying for the Soviet Union The witness was Capt George Symonds director of the underwater weapons section of a naval research station at Portland Symonds was shown photographs alleged by detectives to have been found in the possession of Gordon Lonsdale one of the defendants when he was arrested Jan 7 Admits to partial viewpoint NEW YORK The National Civil War Centen nial Commission has received this postcard from David S Mathews Longview Tex Please furnish chart of centennial events especially where I can see the damn Yankees whipped as often as possible No postal shakeup seen WASHINGTON Postmaster Gen J Edward Day says the Kennedy administration will replace only a relatively small number of top Post Office De partment employes Day said the vast majority of the 560000 career men and women in the postal service need to have no fear for their job security id and expansion of hospital re earch and development train ng of more doctors dnd dentists hrough federal scholarships a roader health care program or children and youth more vocational rehabilitation train ng the disabled and expan sion of medical research The health our nation the President said is a key to its its economic vi tality to the morals and effi ciency of its citizens to our suc cess in achieving our own goals and demonstrating to others the benefits of a free society Terming it a matter of na ional concern Kennedy said The dramatic results of new medicines and new opening the way to a fuller and more useful too often beyond the reach of those who need them most Those among us who ares over million today in the Jnited to the hospital more often and stay longer than their younger neighbors he added Their physical activity is limited by six times as much disability as the rest of the population Their annual medi cal bill is twice that of persons under their annual in come is only half as high THE HEALTH insurance pro gram Kennedy proposed for the in principle to the one he tried unsuccessfully to put through Congress last year as a member of the Senate would apply to 137 million over 65 who are under the Social Se curity program and to about 500000 under the Railroad Re tirement pension program ad ministration officials They said further the posed increase in Social ity taxes including bigger lev ies under the railroad program would pay out about bil lion in health insurance bene fits in 1963 the first fullyear of operation Under the Kennedy program the insured aged would be eligi ble for WHEN PATIENTS in a hos pital services up to 90 days in a single spell of illness for all costs in excess of a day for the first nine days with a min imum of Full cost would be paid for the remaining 81 days Skilled nursing home services up to 180 days immediately after discharge from a hospital This would be increased to a maximum of 240 days if the in sured passed up hospital care altogether or to something be tween 180 and 240 days if hos pitalized for less than 90 days Hospital clinic diagnostic services for all costs in excess of for hospital outpatients those who simply visit a clinic and return home Community visiting nurse services for a thus far unspeci fied period f   

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