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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Daily Newspaper for tht ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper th a t makes all North I o wans neighbors VOL Prcif tnd United Prtii rull MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 1961 7e t Copy Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection No 141 British convict 2 Yanks for spying President asks sweeping overhaul of foreign aid WASHINGTON BPresident Kennedy asked Congress Wed nesday for a drastically re vamped longterm foreign aid most sweeping overhaul since the Marshall Plan was started in 1948 It would include billion in fiveyear loan authority to meet thc crucial decade of de velopment abroad The President put no over all price tag on his program But officials figured the five year total would r u n several times the billion proposed or economic development loan overseas For the coming year the pro gram would equal the S4 billio sought by former Presiden Dwight D Eisenhower for for eign aid In a special message to Con Navy base in Cuba a big one Activities go on as usual By MELVIN IRISH WASHINGTON At the southeast end of Cuba in the Caribbean tropics lies a patch of land and sea where every prospect pleases Geographical ly that is The United States naval base on Guantanamo Bay has the advantage of an exceptionally good harbor weather that is al most invariably perfect for training and everyday activities The disadvantage is that an unfriendly Cuban regime is calling for American with drawal It already has taken steps to control the water sup ply and to regulate the Cuban labor force needed for base re pairs and maintenance GUANTANAMO is a keystone of United States defense in the Caribbean It guards the nar row Windward Passage through the chain of West Indian isles that faces the Atlantic Only 800 miles away lies the vital Panama Canal the National Geographic Society points out The base overs 45 square miles of deep bay and hilly land It isjeascd by the United States under treaties that grew out of the SpanishAmerican War which gave Cuba its in dependence from Spain The lease provides for an annual treatyset rental of 2000 gold dollars and cannot be broken without mutual consent Guantanamo supports and trains the men and ships of our Atlantic Fleet Rear Adm Ed ward J ODonnell the base commander explains The harbor offers safe anchorage Will they see ogoin Sisters in a plight NEW YORK Iff In three weeks Jennie Hull will open her eyes and she will know She will see as others see or the world around her will be blurred as it has been for nearly 20 years v This is the outlook for Mrs Hull 57 Bradford Pa Her two sisters Lorraine Schell 51 Garden City N H and Reva Schneider 44 Miami face the same outlook They were operated on Wednesday Mrs Hull underwent surgery Tuesday The sisters all have corneal distrophy an affliction that has plagued four generations of the Charles Specht family We see the world blurred Mrs Schell explained Its as though theres a piece of gauze over our eyes At home in Emporium Pa when we were young grandpa Specht had it He was blind when he died And mama Carrie Gross had it too But there is hope for the sisters Through the EyeBank for Sight Restoration Inc at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital the sisters made arrangements to receive corneas left by donors N ews n a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Reds spurn bomb look GENEVA The United States has offered Rus sian scientists a look at the inside of American nu clear bombs but the Reds shrugged off the proposal as meaningless Chief Soviet delegate Semyon Tsarapkin retreated behind his best poker face for the formal 275th session of the threenation nuclear test ban conference Gets eight years ALEXANDRIA Va Arthur Rogers Rodcley a 34yearold former Pentagon employe who dis claimed being a spy was sentenced to eight years in prison for taking a classified document Another space test CAPE CANAVERAL National Aero nautics and Space Administration has decided to launch a Redstone missile carrying a mock manin space capsule before attempting a manned suborbital flight The launching expected within a few days will check several corrections made in the Redstone as a result of minor performance flaws that developed when Ham the space chimp was fired on a short trip Laos strategy mapped BANGKOK Thailand Military advisers of the eightnation SEATO alliance met in urgent confer ence on the Laotian crisis beginning a study of mil itary planning to repel Reel aggression in the light the Navys biggest carriers its Of recent developments in the area fingerlike shoreline deepwater piers protects WARSHIPS FRESH from dry locks in the states come to Guanlanamo for shakedown cruises Green seamen are welded into efficient crews in maneuvers held there Exer cises performed at this schoo for ships help fleet units builc proficiency in national defense Behind the military activities life at Gilmo so nick named from the Navy abbrevia tion GTMO has its own compensations and drawbacks To some 6000 Americans at the base it offers tropical delight in sun and sea balmy night free openair movies and a wide choice of sports The Navy provides elaborate recreational facilities for base ball tennis golf horseback riding fishing boating and swimming Two beaches were blasted out of sharp coral BUT THE comforts and amusements are strictly within limits To prevent incidents authorities restrict personnel from going beyond the seven foothigh chainlink fence that marks the stations boundaries Sure theres everything you need here on thc base a sea mans wife said but in 15 minutes you can drive from one end of it to thc other Its the same old thing day after day Many people believe certain factors could discourage the Cuban regima from upsetting Gunntanamoi present status Adlai E Steven Strong stand on Congo UNITED NATIONS N Y sons sharp condemnation of the new Soviet attack on the U N Congo operation was seen as a warning that the Kennedy administration wont shrink from a cold war slugging match in the General Assembly Victims of crash Pair unconscious in same hospital room TEMPLE Tex cally injured in separate au tomobile accidents Carl Tune 46 and his wife 44 for weeks have betfn uncon scious in the same room of a Temple hospital Two daughters of the popu lar couple hover nearby con stantly aware that their par ents physician Dr James Peltigrevv expects no imme diate improvement in their condition The girls Janet 18 and Kay 20 have dropped out of college to be with their par ents Neither Tune nor his wife hnvc shown improve ment since they lapsed into unconsciousness The com munity has rallied to their aid Tune was injured last Dec 8 when he was struck by an automobile as he walked to work Mrs Tune a regis tered nurse at the hospital cared for him in off hours He suffered a head injury and multiple fractures Mrs Tune and Janet were enroute to Denton T e x March 5 when thc car Janet was driving overturned Mrs Tune suffered a critical head injury Kay left her studies at North Texas State in Dcnon Janet dropped out of Temple Junior College Both warned to be near their parents anrl they were needed to care for their brother Carl Jr 13 who continued in school nere The Tunes arc well known in central Texas for their work with young people and thc ill A number of fund drives have been started in their behalf gress Kennedy said It will both befit and benefit us to take this step boldly For we are launching a decade of develop ment on which will depend sub stantially the kind of world in which we and our children shall live The President hoped to over come opposition in some con gressional quarters both to the money amount and to his loan systems which would bypass congressional ap p r conations procedures Key legislators re buffed Eisenhower on similar counts in the past KENNEDY Proposed 1 Lumping most existing eco nomic aid programs into a single new agency whose boss would report directly to the sec retary of state and the Presi dent 2 Fiveyear authorization for the new aid agency plus five year authority to borrow from the Treasury to make loans for economic projects abroad million in the fiscal year start ing next July 1 and billion annually for the following four years The loans would run up to 50 years at no interest or at low rates of perhaps up to 2 per cent and would be repay able in dollars 3 ARMS AID now running about billion a year and ad ministered through the Penta gon would beseparated from the annual foreign aid package and placed in the military budget j 4 Carefully tailored programs or each country receiving aid aased on overall needs and lo cal resources rather than unre ated projects with special fa vor toward those nations under aking social and economic re forms 5 Emphasizing Joans repay able in dollars doing away with most of the loans repayable in ocal foreign currencies now landed out by the DLF 6 Encouraging other indus rial nations to share more of he aid burden For the fiscal year beginning July 1 Kennedy said that while le would stick with Eisenhow ers billion spending request he would shift sharply the use CHICKEN UNDER GLASS AP Fhotofax Every fivegallon bottle A wideeyed Everett thing comes in bottles nowadays in Price watches the bird that is on ex as is evidenced here by hibit at the Sarasota Fla County Fair this white Leghorn rooster thathas The rooster was raised in the bottle by spent all of his weeks of life in this Jonas Y Yoder i n r i Sliding scale formula endorsed by governor FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Iowa Senate Highways committee en dorsement of a sliding scale formula for allocating the road use tax fund was given a boost Wednesday by Gov Norman A Erbe The sliding scale formula seems to be a reasonable ap of the funds including Erbe said at his news ring million from military o economic aid Druggist of the Year award to Northwood man DES MOINES Iff The title if Iowa Druggist of the Year vas bestowed Tuesday night pon John S Vecnker North vood by t h e Iowa Pharma eutical Association Along with the title went the i H Robins Bowl of Hygeia resented at a banquet ending ic associations annual conven on Veenker owns the Veenker rug in Northwood He also was eelected treasurer of the as ociation Officers of the group moved p a step Leo C Brau Mount Peasant was installed as presi ent and Elmer Norgaard iarlan was named president led Richard Casey Mason was elected a new vice resident conference The formula would give cities and towns 10 per cent of the fund in 1962 12 per cent in 1963 and 14 per cent in 1964 The Governor said he had not studied all the plans that have been offered for revising the allocation of about million a year but he had gone over the Legislatures interim road study committee report Erbe said Sen D C Nolan RIowa City chairman of the Senate Highways Committee and merce and chairman of the Mr ban street and highway organi zation Touchae referred to bills pending in the legislature that would give cities and towns less than the 15 per cent share of Prison terms srifF Sent data to Russia a member of the road studyi state road use tax funds that JOHN S VEENKER North Iowa Considerable cloudiness with occasional light rain or snow Wednesday night lows about 30 Partly cloudy Thursday highs in middle 40s Iowa Considerable cloudiness group advised him that the sliding scale formula was the only one which had a good chance of passing Nolan backed the sliding scale formula which was rejected by the interim study group before it adopted 65 a plan to give cities and towns 15 per cent of the road use lax money begin ning next Jan 1 Within sight of the Iowa State jhouse nearly 300 representatives i of cities and towns gathered at another place late Tuesday to demand a greater share of the state road funds for local streets They said the cry once was to get the state highways out of the mud and now city people are raising the same appeal for themselves The meeting sponsored by the Urban Street and Highway Re search Association at the Des Moines YMCA was in support of proposals to give the munici palities 15 per cent of the state road use tax fund Cities and towns now get less than eight per cent with occasional light ram or Spcakcrs included M a y o r snow northeast Wednesday Daiton Hamburg night lows 3035 Morains cditor of thc cloudy Thursday warmer west and south highs 40s northeast to thc50s southwest Minnesota Cloudy light snow Warmer Thursday highs in 50s FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees be low normal Wednesday night through next Monday Nor mal highs arc from 46 to 52 and normal lows from 26 to 32 Warming trend at the be ginning of the period with rain and cooler Friday or Satur day Precipitation will aver age 20 to 30 of an inch GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 36 Minimum 31 Precipitation 04 Sunrise Sunset had been recommended by a research group hired by the 1959 legislature This study group had recom mended 20 per cent but pro posed 15 per cent as a com promise Touchae said Propo sals to give the municipalities less than 15 per cent are based on political expediency Touchae argued SAME Black Flag Means Traffic Death in Fait 21 Hours LONDON W Threa men and two women in cluding an American coupla were convict d of stealing royal navy secrets for the Soviet Un ion and sentenced to prison terms ranging up to 25 years Defendants in the trial in the Old Bailey Court and the sen tences handed down by Chief Justice Sir Hubert Lister Parker were Gordon A Lonsdale 37 de scribed by a Scotland Yard su perintendent as probably a member of the Soviet intelli gence service 25 years Peter J Kroger 50 an Ameri can who the FBI says is Morris Cohen formerly of New York 20 years HIS WIFE Helen 47 20 yean Scotland Yard said she is the former Lorna Petra born in Massachusetts Harry F Houghton 55 British employe of the secret Royal Navy Research Station at Port land 15 years His fiance and fellow worker at the station 46yearold Ethel Gee 15 years All five had pleaded innocent Discussing the background of the defendants in court before the sentences were imposed Scotland Yard Supt Georga Smith said the Krogers were inked by U S authorities with Soviet master spy Rudolf Abel bur years ago Smith said Abel later sen enced to 30 years for sending US atomic secrets to Moscow photographs of the couple among his effects when seized n New York in 1957 THE STIFF sentences after the other brought muffled sounds of surprise from tha courtroom audience The main courtroom of the historic Old Bailey was packed for the closing session of the eightday case presented by Scotland Yards top secret agents after months of stalking and surveillance The prosecution had charged That Henry F Houghton 55 a naval clerk and his mistress Ethel Elizabeth Gee 46 gava details of the royal navys un derwater warfare plans includ ing plans of the atomic rine Dreadnought to Gordon A Lonsdale 37 variously de scribed as a Canadian an American and a Russian That Lonsdale conspired with Peter Kroger 50 and his wife Helen 47 to transmit secrets to Moscow from the Krogers sub urban home In the home the agents found radio transmitter on a cow beam thousands of Ameri can dollars false passports mi crodotting equipment and vari ous gadgets with false compart mcnts for concealment newspaper in Jefferson Earl Smith New London business man Arie Vcrrips Sioux Cen ter city derk and L A Pat Touchae executive secretary of the Waterloo Chamber of Com On the inside Society News 6789 Comics 16 North Iowa News 20 Sports 2122 Editorials 23 Latest Markets 32 Mason City News 3233 Clear Lake News 3637 NO CANCER LINK NEW YORK Iff After six years of scientific research thc tobacco industry reported Wed nesday it has found no evidence of any link between smoking and lung cancer At FLOWERS FROM HAWAir Hawaiis entryin Americas Junior Muss Pageant at Mobile Ala pins flowers jrom Hawaii on two other contestants Left to right are Dina Moor Sioux City Iowa Carol Ron deau New Jersey and Katherine Soriu Hawaii   

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