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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper for VOL Aiioclated PfMi tad MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors fttu Infcrnitlonil Full UIM Wlrei MASON CITYIOWA FRIDAY MARCH 17 1961 7o a Copy Paper Two SectionsSection HOME Nt Iff Redistricting plan rule nu I Red lies must be answered Nigeria is an example By MARGUERITE HIGGINS New York Herald News Service LAGOS NIGERIA In this huge land of nearly 40 million people Black Africas largest richest and least neurotic stale the case history of virulent antiAmericanism is so small as to provoke immediately the question as to why it exists at all There are no Communists to speak of in Nigeria American aid has been both effective and until now appreciated There are no outstanding quar rels between the two nations The American ambassador is knowledgeable and personable and the U S Information Serv ice is robustty staffed with nine persons WHATS WRONG Although a studied bluntly honest look at how the US got itself a bad press recently hinges partly on the air of resignation of many US officials about the ir reversibility of the antiAmeri can process even when it is based on just plain lies After all said one official here we cant go around answering every lie Why cant we If our enemies can afford the time and energy Attorney general cites technicality FROM OUU WIRE SERVICES DBS MOINES An attorney generals opinion Friday ruled null and void the action by the Iowa House of Representa tives in passing a congressional redistricting bill last week There can be no bill because the premise on which the legis proceed was not Gen Evan Hult lature is to there Atty man said His opinion expressed orally at the request of the Senate Re districting committee drew im REP HENRY NELSON mediate reaction from House House has own mad tax plan DES MOINES Ml The House Roads Committee Friday sent out without recommendation a new road use lax formula which would increase the city and town share of the road fund from 8 to 13 per cent The new formula which would go into effect next Jan 1 would give thq primary road system 47 per cent of the fund and secondary roads 40 per cent At present secondary roads receive 50 per cent primary roads 42 per cent and cities and towns 8 per cent In addition cities and towns get 2 per off the top of the fund before its allocated on the regular formula basis Committee Chairman Russel Eldred RAnamosa said some US of the committee members voted for the new formula jusl to get the measure out for floor debate The vote was 274 A PRIVATE study conducted in ii iv i w i JIWWT to imp ant these lies is it rea ly fof lhc Lcgislative study without value for us to take the trouble to challenge them iCommittee recommended a for Rcccntly the mula giving 50 per cent of the Nigerian stated flatly Stales is For example Americanbaiting Daily Telegraph that the United and towns immcdiatcy sneaking in cases of bottlcg weapons to the Congo regime A Scnatc Highways Subcom of President Kasavubu ThemiUec last weck a US cannot deny having sliding furnished arms to said the Nigerian paper ONE THING is sure The United States has not in fact denied the charge possibly on the theory that it was too ab surd to dignify with an answer So the accusation has been al lowed to stand unchallenged But this is not a subtle part of the world which is too lofty to take notice of an untruth When such lies are stated they hang around for a long time in Afri road use fund to primary high ways 35 per cent to secondary roads and 15 per cent to cities scale formula which by 1964 give cities and towns 14 per cent of the fund Primary highways under the subcommittee proposal would get 48 per cent and secondary roads 38 per cent UNDER THE House proposal 30 per cent of the secondary road money would be allocated on area and the remaining 10 per cent would go to the farm to market system Of the farm to market systems share 6 per cent would be allocated on can countries jarea and 4 per cent on need Under such circumstances The 13 per cent allocation to would not a brief selllierccordjetties and towns would be on a straight press conference by the American ambassador here at least have the unsettling effect of injecting doubt in such manifest falsehoods Equally absurd and equally uncontradicted h e r e a b out is the charge that the US murdered Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba And it is the persistence of this charge that has brought the present small wave of antiAmericanism in Nigeria THE MOST effective dis seminator here of the idea that the US killed Lumumba is Marshal Kcbby the pen name for the Nigerian editor of the Daily Telegraph He is an ob ject example of how relentless hammering of a theme can make headway despite the seeming inadequacy of the theme In an interview Kcbby took the position that while Lumum ba was killed on the orders of Africans the United Nations should have prevented his ar rest in the first place Kcbby then charged that thCfUN isj an American puppet so America is to blame for Lumumbas murder Whether the Voice of America ever tried to set the record straight on the Congo is a moot point as no ordinary Nigerian with an ordinary radio evcrj hears US broadcasts In fact it is easier here to time in to Radio Peiping than to Hie Voice of America population basis whereas the Senate subcommittees propos al calls for the 14 per cent allo cation to cities and towns on a basis of 60 per cent need and 40 per cent population SAME N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SEEVICES Quits job NEW YORK William S Ginn 45 the highest ranking General Electric Co executive to serve a jail term on pricerigging charges has resigned his a year post A big day WASHINGTON Green was the reigning color for the White House Friday The tradi tional hue of St Patricks Day blossomed forth in a special tie worn proudly by President Kennedy and in the bowl of sham rocks given Kennedy by Irish Ambassador Thom as Kiernan Costly quake violent earthquake has demol ished 80 per cent of Endeh a city of 60000 in the East Indonesian is land of Flores There were no reports on casu alties Tells spy story LONDON Henry P Houghton a 50yearold Englishman accused of spying for Russia has told a cloak and dagger story about how he be came enmeshed with Red agents because of his love for a Polish girl identi fied only as Christina Speaker Henry C Nelson R Forest City So far as I am concerned we have a bill Nelson said And besides theproblem is in the Senates hands now Hultman said he based his opinion on the fact that the leg islature was not officially noti fied of the necessity to reduce Iowas congressional represen tation from eight to seven Iowa loses one congressman because the states population growth in the last 10 years did not keep pace with the national average THE OFFICIAL notice was sent by Congress to Gov Nor man A Erbe who received it early in January However he did not send the document to the Legislature until after the House action had been taken and the lack of official notifica tion was brought up as an issue The letter was sent up from the Governors office and printed in the House and Sen ate journals this week On March 9 after two days of arduous debate the House passed the LangeGraham plan for regrouping the 99 counties into seven instead of eight con gressional districts The Houseapproved measure has been messaged to the Sen ate where the upper chambers redistricting committee has faced up to the dilemma but failed to reach a solution LAKES NO 1 IRISHMAN Theres no disputin the fact that President Jack Kennedy is the nations leading Irishman Faith but by the same token doesnt that make another son of the old sod with the same name the Irish king of his own community Clear Lake GlobeGazette photo by Geneva Litzel has a Jack Kennedy too and here he gets an oversize shamrock from his wife Wanda This branch from the Kennedy tree lives at 2310 Main Ave and yes his grandfather DID come from Ireland Liquor commission called an empire DES MOINES UPI Govion that the Democraticcon Norman Erbe said Friday theitrolled liquor commission was SEN CLIFFORD Vance RIowa Liquor Control Commis Mount Pleasant said it had not been decided whether to ignore the House bill and proceed with selection of another vehicle for1 theforthcoming Senate de bate But he indicated a Senate subcommittee would start from scratch to select a congression al redistricting plan to submit to the upper chamber for de bate Between now and next Tues day Vance said he advised the committee members to study all plans submitted in the Sen ate as well as those introduced sion was not living up to the intent of the legislature and seemed to be more like a liquor promotion commission The Republican gov e r n o r would not elaborate on his opin Minnesota crash fatal to five DULUTH Minn young airmen from the Duluth Air Force Base were killed ear ly Friday when their speeding car crashed into a concrete in the House including the abutment artf split in half LangeGraham plan which the lower chamber approved That measure drafted by Reps Elmer Lange RSac City and J W Graham RIda Grove overrode a 3rd District revolt to win House action The House members from the 3rd District protested that the re alignment of counties would re duce the Republican margin of victory which has been en joyed in recent years by US Rep H R Gross Waterloo On the inside Editorials Page 4 North Iowa News 5 Society News 89 Clear Lake News 9 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets11 CubGazette 12 Sports 1314 failing to do its job but he told his news conference tbat he would recommend some changes in state laws pertaining to the liquor control act Erbe said his recommenda tions would be sent to the legis trol commission under the state budget laws This would require the com mission to submit an itemized budget showing anticipated ex penditures and receipts for ap proval each year Erbe has been critical of the liquor control commission for lature Monday and would months His displeasure point his dissatisfaction with Democraticcontrolled His administrative assistant Russell Ross said one of the major issues was the lack of fis cal control over the liquor com mission THEYVE GOT a little em pire of their own over Jobless aid bill passes Tough fight for JFK WASHINGTON W Presi dent Kennedys emergency un employment benefits bill has cleared the Senate after a nar row victory in his first show down with Senate conservatives The measure was passed 844 Thursday night but Kennedy won by only a twovote mar gin on earlier fight to strip a statebystate financing pro vision from the bill THIS SUCCESS assures en actment of a measure close to the Presidents wishes Elimin ation of the statebystate pro jvision restored the bill to the jform in which it passed the House It now goes to conference with the House over some rela minor Senate amend ments Democratic leaders hope to get it to the White House by the middle of next week Voting against the bill were Sens Harry F Byrd DVa Strom Thurmond DS C Carl T Curtis RNeb and Francis Case RS D Secretary of Labor Arthur J Goldberg expressed gratifica tion at the wiping out of the fi nancing provision sponsored by Byrd HE SAID THE 4442 vote to knock out this amendment cleared the way for speedy adoption of the bill and added that his department already has done preliminary work to speed the jobless aid payments The benefits are to be payable two weeks after Kennedy signs the bill They would go to per haps as many as 3 million work ers who exhaust their regular unemployment compensat ion rights in the two years starting last June 30 The extra payments are to run for half of the regular en titlement period in each state up to a maximum of 13 weeks They are estimated to total around million THEY WOULD be paid for by a special temporary fourtenths agencies operations broke into of l per cent added to the pres the open during his budget hear ings last December while he was governorelect still serving as attqrney general AT THAT TIME he had ob tained a report from the bu reau of criminal investigation Ross said Neither the alleged incidents of nor nor the comptroller has anyUcal pressures being exerted rtrtnfurtl I A control Ross indicated that one of on employes of the commission Erbes principal recommenda tions would be enactment of leg islation to place the liquor con the managers and state owned liquor TOO MILLIONTH PEN FORT MADISON UPI A milestone in the U S writing industry was reached here Fri Comics 18 Iday by the W A Sheaffer Co The Maroon 19 TV Guide Pullout section millionth pen with the manufacture of its 100 Faces tell the cage story Theres nothing like a tense basketball game right has a worried expression which seems to to bring out a variety of facial expressions Proof of this can be seen in these photos by Chuck Walk of Mason City fans during the Mo hawks state tourney battle against East Wa terloo in Des Moines Thursday night At far left Suzy Erbe Mason City cheer leader hasa look of extreme anxiety as she mean that he already knows the result of the whistle and it wasnt in favor of the Mohawks While all this was going on two adults theyre the ones in the center of the picture mug for the photographer The one on the left giving the war whoop is John Woods English and dramatics instructor at Mason City High School The one with the big grin is watches a Mohawk shot head toward the bas reke Hogeland Mason City Junior College bas ket A moment later the anxiety turned to glee as the ball went through the hoop ketball coach All Mohawk fans were wearing grins like In the crowd the young lady second from Hogelands after the game Thursday night as the left holds her breath as she awaits the out come of the officials whistle The boy at the the Mason City five drubbed East 6752 to move into the semifinals of the state tourney especially clerks at stores Last month it was disclosed that Erbe since becoming gov ernor had ordered the bureau of investigation to make a full scale probe of the commissions operation At that lime Ross said the probe covered how stores are placed how liquor is purchased personnel and everything else ERBE TOLD his news confer ence Friday that the report of the continuing investigation would not be ready by Monday but the recommendations he planned to send to the legisla ture at that time would show the results of the inquiry Pie said he had no direct ob jection to the establishment of self service liquor stores but warned that they had a ten dency to promote rather than control liquor sales The liquor commission opened its first self service store in Des Moines recently ent basic 31 per cent levy for the regular program This tax is paid by employers Under the House bill as ap proved by the administration the approximately SI billion col lected from this twoyear tax would be pooled to pay for the benefits in all states North Iowa Generally fair and warmer Friday night lows 23 29 Partly cloudy Saturday highs 3845 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Warmer northeast Friday night lows near 30 south to mid 20s north Highs Saturday gen erally in the 40s Further out look Partly cloudy with chance of scattered showers Sunday Minnesota Mostly cloudy light rain Warmer Highs Saturday near 50 Globe Gazette weather dafa up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset 34 9 V   

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