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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowat Daily Newspaper IdiUd ttw Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors AuocUttd Prew United Prwt Full Wlm MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 8 1961 he a Copy Thli Paper Consists of Two SecUouSection OB m Halfdozen tax hikes sought by legislature Batter up 18 teams this year Big leagues are revamped By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Play ball that gladsome cry that does for most Americans what the Bib lical voice of the turtle was supposed to do is about to be heard in 18 major league cities What kind of ball is still in doubt in some of the favored cities it will only faintly re semble major league baseball The American League is ex panded to ten teams the new ones being the Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators If that last sounds confusing its only because Cal vin Griffith who had been threatening seasonally to hit the road finally got permission to move the old Senators to Minnesota where they are being transmogrified into Twins Min neapolis and St NEXT YEAR the National League also is scheduled to field two new teams in Houston and New York American League owners were easily seduced into granting permission for expansion To stock the two new teams the established franchise owners allowed Los Angeles and Washington to buy players from prearranged lists at the fixed rate of per athlete Thus Money matters to get full hearing DES MOINES W Republican legislative lead rs were studying further this weekend the extent theyre willing to go in finding additional revenue to inance the states needs They are faced with Republican Gov Norman Erbcs re quest not to increase the sales tax Neither house has taken action on any major portion of the governors record million a year budget i Of concern to some lawmakers is not so much the overalli budget but increasing some of the programs contained in it considerably above the level recommended by the governor These programs include aid to schools and agricultural AP Photofax CHURCHILL ON YACHT A long lens camera caught this shotof Sir Winston Churchill as the for mer British prime minister sat hunched in a wicker chair on the stern deck of the yacht Christina as it lay at anchor off Palm Beach Churchill took a brief automobile tour and plans to leave for a private visit to New York before flying back to London JFK Macmillan call for more allied unity WASHINGTON President the old members got rid Of siXjKenncdy and British Prime Mm to he ft Sa sum of most of itjurday in the final session of iU Q profit jtheir Washington conferences ports on the talks which began last Tuesday The prime minister called for a partnership in the nuclear as well as conventional weapons field and U S officials here irolit UJ1JQ anu u o uiuuiaiD ncit With rosters fleshed out byiThey PrcPared a Kennedy and he had IrariPs DU chases from minor cmphasizing a nml for allled Ulked about this idea and Ken trades purchases irom minor h EastWest struggle suooorted it league teams and individuals of neQy supported 11 dubious talent signed as free Macmillan returned to the The U S and British leaders agents the Angels and thejWhilc House after issuing a pubWCre reported to have expressed ilic call for partnership in nunrivatelv in their talks concern aKciiLS mu niiKKia anu r Senators figure to be the Amen 11 for partnership in mi can League patsies Such an inclear weapons among the North forested bvstander as Fresco Atlantic Treaty Allies He spoke lerested bystander as Fresco Thompson vice president of the Los Angeles Dodgers candidly at Cambridge Mass Friday night His words reflected con JUUtt estimates that if the two teams ccrn here over the French pol win more than 100 games be tween them it will be a reflec tion on the other teams icy of developing an independent nuclear striking force Macmillan stressed the unity theme heavily in a speech at privately in their talks concern about the French policy under President Charles de Gaulle of building up a separate nuclear striking force for France They evidently fear this would even tually lead to similar action by other European allies and pro duce a demand in West Ger many for an independent nu N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES tneme neavny in a speucn ai many THE AMERICAN L e a g u e Cambrjdgc For Ule fjrst time j clear force manager who shudders at facingnc gavc S0rne official indication Presumably Kennedy and the Yankees and the Orioles forof 0 his talks withMacmillan hope that the part 18 games this season fourjKenncdy although Americanlnership idea when fully devcl fewcr than last year at that British diplomats have been oped will result in a change in finds consolation in the assurproviding regular informal reFrench policy ance that he will have 18 shots as well at the Angels Senators and Kansas City Athletics The shift of the Boston Braves to Milwaukee in 1953 was thc first relocation of a major league franchise in half a cen tury Since then the St Louis Browns have moved to Balti more changed color and be come Orioles the New York Giants have switched to San Francisco without noticeably losing stature and the Brook lyn Dodgers no longer the be loved Burns have become fat and sleek in Los Angeles Me morial Coliseum THEIR NEW home in Chavez Ravine promised as the great est stadium in baseball wont be ready for this season so theyll continue playing in thc Coliseum a monstrosity as a ball park but with a comforting capacity of 101528 Thc embryo Angels as if they didnt have enough troubles will knock about in liny Wrigley Field If you think as club owners appear to only in terms of at tendance the franchise shifts have been good for baseball even if they havent produced good baseball Major league games attracted 19910681 paying customers in 1960 close to the record of 20972601 set in 1948 But thc club owners are far from satis fied Thc American League hasj scheduled 397 night games forj this year and the National league 318 both record numj bars I Just begun to fight DES Senates refusal this week to give Iowa cities and towns 15 per cent of the million road use tax fund drew fire from urban inter ests The fight for the Fair 15 is far from finished have just begun to fight declared Pat Touchae Waterloo chairman of the Urban Street Highway Research Association Target of grenade SAIGON South Viet Nam A grenade was thrown at a U S Army building in an apparent Com munist attempt to demonstrate strength before the weekends national election A Vietnamese was killed and nine persons including Carl Fox 34 Salem Ore a U S Army sergeant were wounded Congo parly called off LEOPOLDVILLE peace talks by Leopoklville officials with proLumumba leader Antoine Gizenga were postponed because of inability to agree on a safe place to meet The talks had been scheduled to start Sunday Cuban revolt promised NEW YORK Fidel Castros opponents in the United States promise a quick revolt in Cuba against his proCommunist regime Dr Jose Miro Carclona president of a revolutionary council said that great strides had been made toward uniting the various fac tions which oppose Castro and said a revolt was im minent soon and tax credits There also is worry about fi nancing other programs asked by Erbe including medical aid to the aged which will cost the state an estimated million a year to launch THE CHAIRMAN of the Sen ate Ways and Means Commit tee responsible for finding ways of financing state spending said he would attempt next week to get another revenue producing measure out of com mittee Sen X T Prentis RMount Ayr said the bill would in crease half a dozen slate taxes Prentis said it would boost state revenue by about million a year But he declined to predict whether the latest measure would have a better chance of getting to the Senate floor than did the sales tax proposal THE NEW BILL would Add another penny a package to the cigarette tax Enact a new tax on cigars pipe tobacco and other tobacco products Add one per cent to the cor poration income tax rate Double the tax on beer Add one per cent to the use tax rate except the tax on mo tor vehicles And apply the two per cent sales tax rate to hotel and mo tel rates Prentis said the additional revenue would be channeled primarily into school aid and increased agricultural land tax credits in an effort to reduce property tax rates ALTHOUGH ERBE has ex pressed opposition to increasing sales tax he said he would veto such a the governor did say he was in favor of broaden ing the present tax base as the new proposal would do Prentis who feels that it would lake at least million a year more in revenue to ef fectively case property taxes said he will try and get the new tax bill to the floor primarily as a vehicle for other rev enueraising measures Once its on the floor he said It will give everyone with a moneyraising idea lo have their say Im not saying this is the best approach to the prob lem But we have to do some thing Soggy weekend seen for lowans Rain and snow Saturday joined thc cold weather of thc last several days and the out look was for a soggy weekend Snow fell in the Council Bluffs area and rain hit the western area generally with prospects it would spread to the eastern part of the state by evening The rain is expected to con tinue over the state on Sunday but is likely to change to snow in the northwest Saturday night The precipitation was ex pected to end the west late Sun day and in the east Sunday night LUMUMBA U GROWS MOSCOW UPI At least 700 foreign students will be en rolled this year at the Patrice Lumumba Friendship Univer sity in Moscow the news agency Tass reported The university was renamed two months ago after he slain cxprcmicr of the Congo On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 Comics 5 Church News 67 Society News 8 Sports 910 Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 North Iowa News 14 Business News 1516 MURDER CONVICTION NEW YORK UPI A jury Friday convicted Franciso The Hook Molina of murder in the fatal shooting of a 9yearold girl last fall in a brawl over Cuban Premier Fidel Castros visit here AP Photofax ROYAL PARTNER Vice President Lyndon John son dances with Miss Betsy Howard after she was chosen as the queen of the Washington Cherry Blos som Festival The 19yearold Miss Howard a Ken tucky blossom princess gained the honor when the Wheel of Fortune spun by Johnson stopped on the name of her home state Then the vice president carrying her trailing royal robe led Miss Howard through her first dance as Cherry Blossom Queen B52 accidentally hit by rocket from jet GRANTS N M New Mexico Air National Guard F100 Friday accidentally shot down a huge B52 jet bomber with a training flight in westcentral New Mexico Thc public information office at Kirtland Air Force Base Al Sidewinder missile while on confirmed that the KIRTLAND OFFICIALS said lowans were aiuujij mi iuuiuuii F100 and the B52 had been Iowa newspapermen honored by j administration and together on the ex fellow publishers of the Iowa jtion with the Iowa Palls newsicrcise Kirtland officials said t v v j i til t I Tt JYtillOlIU Press Association Friday evepapcr in company with dW nfll know whclncr tnR ing Hall Mason City and the latcj Qf thc inlcrccplor accl Carl Hamilton manager copublisher of the Iowa Falls CARL HAMILTON GORDON WAASGAARD Two North lowans given press awards big eightengine bomber was shot down accidentally by an F100 jet fighter from the 188th Fighter Squadron from thc New Mexico Air National Guard Thc Air Force statement said The F100 was on an author ized intercept mission It made five passes at the JB52 and then loosed the Side I winder missile on the sixth jpass downing the bomber The Sidewinder is a heat seeking guided missile which steers itself toward a target using infrared radiation from an aircraft engine as its point of guidance THE BS2 WAS assigned to Biggs Air Force Base El Paso jTex The F100 was stationed at Kirtland In Washington Air Force headquarters said it was ad vised that eight men were aboard the bomber It said the plane was at 35000 feet when hit by the missile Three members of the bomb er crew parachuted to safety and five others were missing Pilot of the F100 was Lt James W Scyoc Albuquerque N M There were no nuclear wea pons aboard The Sidewinder does not carry a nuclear war head It is attracted by heat and its purpose is to seek out the terrific heat produced by he jet engines of an enemy aircraft 500 are rescued at sea Vast search under way BAHRAIN iffl A crowded British liner burst into flames Saturday in the Persian Gulf and was abandoned The ships owners said 500 persons were rescued and a search was un der way for more survivors About 550 persons were re ported aboard the ship owners said but it was not known if his included the 130 crew mem bers Most passengers were be lieved to have been Indians and Pakistanis he said though a ew Americans and Europeans might have been aboard The ship the 5030ton Dara had run through fierce storms and torrential rain during the night while plying between Bombay and Basra It was abandoned about 6 am some 50 miles north of Sharja on the Trucial coast of Arabia OFFICIALS HAD difficulty learning just what happened but a spokesman for the Daras owners the British India Steam Navigation Co said the ship may have been in a collision in the darkness before catching fire Three British navy frigates were among rescue ships scour ing the gulf for survivors A British India spokesman said the royal navy and the US Air Force were coordinating as sistance and providing medical teams to be flown to the areas where survivors are landed There1 are now many ships standing by one company of ficial said so there is still hope that we shall hear of further survivors C E Ford secretary of the ship company said in London the Dara carried passengers and cargo from Bombay to many Persian gulf ports SOME EUROPEANS might be aboard the ship in the limited first class accommoda tions he said But most of those on board woull be what used to be known as deck pas sengers The ship captain C Elson was among the survivors of ficials said Elson and 18 other officers aboard the Dara are European At last report the Dara was still afloat and Elson was pre paring to reboard her A company spokesman said The picture is still confused but it now appears that the Dara was in collision with a ship which dragged its anchor in Dibai The weather was very bad and the Dara put to sea intending to return to Dibai Saturday Merchants and others from Dibai were still aboard being unable to leave due to the heavy seas Exactly what happened then is obscure and we are still un certain whether the figure of 550 aboard includes the 130 crew members or not Dibai is a small port on the Trucial coast south Sharja DES MOINES Two Northicultural Adjustment Administra lowans were among the fourltion and Rural Electrification Citizen and Times and Gordon ate past president of the Iowa W Aasgaard publisher of Association Joining the Lake Mills Graph ic in 1927 he became a partner in the newspaper with his father in 1935 and took over as active manager and publisher in 1938 The Graphic has received eon Barnes Dentally released the missile or Aasgaard 55 is the mmcdH l b mal Hwhethcr it was releasd by mal Lake Mills Graphic were two of three publishers who received the traditional Master Editor Publisher awards of thc associa tion at the banquet ARTHUR K WALLING pub lisher of the Oskaloosa Daily Herald was the third The plaques awarded to the publishers stated that the recipi ent has worked hard lived honorably thought soundly in fluenced unselfishly Hamilton has had a varied career After a year in agricul tural journalism at Iowa State function The huge bomber crashed in an area where movie producer Mike Todd was killed in the crash of his airplane about two years ago Air Force officials could re call only one other case in a 11 UI j Ullv i i M L i v U s through the years v a r i o u a us pjanc was snot awards from thc IPA and lhcjdflwn accicientallv by another National Editorial Association y g plane THE FOURTH AWARD a special plaque was awarded to prof Kenneth R Marvin head of the department of technical journalism at Iowa State Uni versity for oulslanding serv ice lo Ihe profession Marvin IU1 11 JUUlIlnliulll ML um Hrf v J University for which lie rei will retire as head of thc de ceived i degree in 1956 his capartmcnt in July rccr led lo j ProfLeslie G Moellcr head A year as news editor of the j of Ihe communications school at Iowa Falls HIyears of the University of Iowa prc service with thc U S Departscnled Ihe awards in behalf of ment of Agriculture the Afirithe association SAME DATI1W0111 Iowa Cloudy and cold through Saturday night with rain or snow spreading into west and central during afternoon and over the state Low Saturday night 28 northwest to mid 30s southeast High Sunday 30s north and central to 40s ex treme south Outlook for Mon day Clearing and somewhat warmer GlobeGazctlc Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 42 24 30 49 27 GAITHER DIES BOSTON W II Rowan Gaithcr Jr former Ford Foun dation president and author of thc controversial Gaithcr report which criticized U S defenses preparedness died Friday at General Holt   

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