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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors EDITION VOL W Associated Presi United FuU Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 13 1961 7c Copy Paper of Two No 1M i Horizon had bright orange blue and black stripe made space flight easy says astronaut MOSCOW Maj Yuri A Gagarin said Thursday he worked on his notes and even ate and drank while objects were floating around in the realm of weightlessness as he Rockys record in NY j To make bid in 1964 By ROBERT T GRAY ALBANY NY Wl Gov Nelson A Rockefeller is slowly revamping Republican politics in New York State in what well may be much preparation for a bid for the GOP nomination for president in 1964 Weve got 1o get close to the people in his prescription for returning a Republican hes not saying who he has in mind the White House The governor gained new ground in the 1961 legislature on a broad liberal program he has mapped for the Republican party in New York He also looks on it as a model for a national policy BASICALLY the program is concerned with state spending for education commuter trans portation and other bigcity problems minority groups andj steps to stimulate the statesj economy Because much of this plan en tails big spending the Rockefel ler program generated a good deal of private grumbling among the conservatives who dominate orbited the earth the Soviet News agency Tass reported The Soviet astronaut Tass said described the eerie situ ation in the space ship when weightlessness took over The entire flight he as serted was work all the way and particularly in that phase Even so he said he felt ex cellent during that period of his 108minute flight to alti tudes of 188 miles As he waited in the Soviet interior for a heros welcome in Moscow Friday the 27 yearold astronaut told for the first time about his experi ences as his fiveton space ship hurtled around the earth Premier Khrushchev is ex pected to cut short his vaca tion at the Black Sea resort of Sochi to head the welcoming committee when Gagarin ar rives in Moscow about noon When he became weightless Gagarin said it became easier to do everything This is quite natural he commented Ones legs arms weigh nothing objects float in the cabin Neither did I myself sit in the chair as I did before that but hung in midair While in the state of weightlessness I ate and drank and everything occurred just as it does here on earth I even worked in that con dition wrote jotting down my observations My handwriting did not change although the hand does not weigh anything Only I had to hold the note book otherwise it would float away I maintained communi cations over different chan nels and tapped the telegraph key Gagarin said he learned first hand that weightlessness does not deprive a man of an ability to work Tass reported The transition from weightlessness to gravita tion he said to the appear ance of the force of gravity is smooth Ones legs and arms feel as before as during GAGARIN AND WIFE weightlessness but again acquire weight And I no longer hovered over the chair but eased myself into it As to what he saw from space Tass said Gagarin re ported I did not see the moon The sun in outer space is tens of times brighter than here on earth The stars are visible very well They are bright and distinct The entire pic ture of the firmament is much more contra sty than when seen from the earth It is even hard to put into words he said When I emerged from the earth shadow the horizon seemed different It had a bright orange stripe which then re solved itself into blue and again into pitch black Gagarin said the sunlit side of the earth was quite plain and he could see easily the shores of continents islands great rivers folds of the ter rain large bodies of water Tass said Flying over the Soviet Un ion he reported he could see the great squares of the col lective farms and could even tell cultivated from meadow land Emphasizing he was no mere passenger as his space ship circled the earth at a maximum altitude of 188 miles Gagarin told Tass I was entirely concentrat ed on carrying out the flights program I wanted to carry out every point of the assign ment and to do it as well as possible There was a lot of work The entire flight meant work While the space ship was un der ground control for the par achute landing Gagarin helped with the control phases Soviet scientists said when the historic flight was announced Wednesday The hero of the Soviet Union has been promised a tremen dous reception by Khrush chev We shall celebrate with you with all our people this great feat in the conquest of outer space the premier told Gagarin by telephone Banners went up in Red Square the show case for the biggest Soviet celebrations Tall silvercolored flag poles were in place Crowd barriers were being put up Millions from this capital and the suburbs will pour out to line the route from the air port to Red Square As he awaited his flight by jet liner to Moscow the man few in the Soviet Union knew before Wednesdays dramatic announcement was the toast of the nation I feel well as you can see 1 am safe and sound The flight proceeded successfully The equipment worked ex tremely well I am boundless ly happy that it has fallen to my lot to open to mankind the way into space Red Star quoted him as saying Both Khrushchev and space pilot hurled a challenge to the capitalist countries to try and catch up with us No plans to match Russians Space goals meet needs North Iowa Increasing cloudi ness southerly winds and warmer Thursday night lows in lower 40s Scattered show ers Friday highs 5055 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and scattered showers Friday Increasing southerly winds and warmer Thursday Colder highs 40s southeast night lows 3844 northwest northwest Friday to 50s Further outlook in the Republican majorities both houses of the legislature The governor met opposition and reluctance sometimes had 1o compromise Bui he won passage of a a year jilan for state grants to in private colleges S8 million inYEAR ACl0 financial assistance for com muter railroads serving New York City million State Theater for ballet and operetta and other new spending that brought the states 19G162 bud get to i record billion Showers ending Saturday and colder Minnesota Showers turning colder Friday highs in 40s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 45 Minimum 23 At 8 am 37 Sunrise Sunset Maximum 69 Minimum 46 On the inside Will expand Post Office facilities here The Post Office Department is going to expand the Mason City Federal Building on its present site The school property adjoining the governmentowned land will not be required according to a letter from Frederick C Belen assistant postmaster general to H R Gross representa tive in Congress from this district Acquisition of the Lincoln School property consequently has been abandoned at least the lime being U S Post Offices engineers previously had met with the Mason City school board to negotiate for the purchase of the school property The engineers were informed by the school board that the Lincoln building still is being used in its entirety and if it were taken by the government the same number of classrooms would have to be built elsewhere The Post Office Department is presently developing plans for the extension and modernization of the Federal Building Mason City Belen informed Gross It has been determined this can be accomplished with out the acquisition of additional land The addition now in the plan ST PAUL nowjning stages probably will be on appears to be a good possibility j the north of the present build that a general sales tax may be j ing Postmaster Henry Pender Sees sales tax for Minnesotans adopted by the Minnesota legis Editorials 4 lature That is if information which Gov says has reached him is He said he has been graft believes SUCH AN mended two years engineer for an THE LEGISLATORS also voted a 10 per cent rebate on 1960 income taxes The governor was quick to point nut that while many other slates were increasing their taxes New York was the only state in the union to make such a refund The effect his legislative ap proach will have on the governor and the New York Republican party will be measured in the 1962 election when Rockefeller will be up for reelection The 52yearold multimillion aire who won the governorship in his first try for an elective office may have a harder cam paign in 1962 than he did in 1958 Rockefellers campaign techniques folksy smil ing hiya fella approach to individuals were considered highly effective THERE WERE few clearcut issues discussed The election many observers felt was a popularity contest between thej ago by Office ne jjlu who spent a week here CONGRATULATE SPACE MAN LakeNews6 iformed that the legislative lhe problem His Capt Ramon Hornek left and Lt 8910 iconfcrence committee will wag a H lout with a general sales tax Society News Comics Mason City News 1213 Latest Markets WASHINGTON chief James E Webb testified Thursday that US plans are not designed to match the Russians but rather to meet the needs of the United States Webb also told the House Space committee that he is greatly encouraged by a speedup in this countrys pro gram under President Ken nedy He and other top space officials were questioned by committee members who were openly chagrined over Russias feat of sending the first man into space Webb head of the National Aeronautics Space Admin istration termed the current US program sound and solidly based However jWebb told the House group j IF YOU SPEAK of catching jup I am unable to say what the Russians will do next in further development of their big booster This pro gram is not designed to match precisely what the Russians may do It is designed to meet the needs of the United States If we deliberately set out to compete with Russia on a pointbypoint basis this in Ivolves a different decision Chairman Overton Brooks iDLa said the American peo want the United States to move from second place to first place in the exploration of space He asked Webb if in jcreased space spending pro posed by Kennedy will assure development of a big booster rocket at the earliest possi ble moment AP Hiotofax i Webb replied No not at the outer space Upon emerging they were earliest possible moment shown a photo of the Russian spaceman i But he emphasized that the for a Eugene Carlson spent 29 davs 22lv who completed the first manned qrbit program is being conducted on i J i ari uropnl hictc Ho cairl if The governor Sports 1516 arc to offer great resistance said the liberals thrcestory addilion of the same hours in an 8 bv 12foot steel tank at a nf San Antonio lex air base durinjr which thev simulated a flight through eastwest width as the present IJ 1 cilotWtoL WJUUI lilt nn the committee apparently am cxlendi al the isace wflk Qn NE North Iowa News 19 alternative but will finally yield as having lhc building That would nn altprnaf 1VP i i i 1 n N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Eichmann trial recessed JERUSALEM Adolf Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem for complicity in the death of six million Jews remained in his barred cell while Israel hon ored the memory of the Nazis Jewish victims with nationwide rites The day was set aside as Martyrs and Heroes Memorial Day and the observance brought a days recess in the proceedings against Eichmann of the earth They offered their con gratulations to the chap who had ex perienced the real thing solve the problem for about 10 years he estimated The threestory addition thus would be 68 feet long to the north and 88 feet wide The loading dock in the rear of the building would extend its full length Necessity for an addition to the Federal Building has de M road use tax fund gets approval of Iowas senate an urgent basis He said it was jpossiblc US space work could jbc speeded further by appropri ation of even more money AT THE OUTSET of the hear ing Rep Victor Anfuso DN Y said he wanted to see the country mobilize to a wartime basis on space efforts because we are at war He urged an allout congressional investiga tion to alert the American peo ple to the dangers posed by looking Rochcfcller Next time however the gov ernor will have a record to offer all other dif ficulties an incumbent meets demands to do things com Castros aide flees HAVANA Prime Minister Fidel Castros top aging somber W Avcrcll Harri executive assistant and private secretary Juan Orta man and the breezy youthful reportedly has broken with the Cuban leader and 1 taken asylum in a Latin American embassy Sumter battle relived CHARLESTON S C Fireworks Wednesday night made Ft Sumter resemble the beleaguered plaints over things not done and1 TJnion fortress in Charleston Harbor at the start ot always appeals for more spend tjie QJVJ a century ago The 20minute display of worth of pyrotechnics represented the 34 hour battle that was the first of the war Secret ballot remains DES MOINES The Iowa Senate beat down an effort to ban the secret ballot in its powerful sifting committee which decides which bills the Senate will consider It has virtual lifeanddeath power to keep any bill from the floor and is put into operation near the end of the session in order to speed the chamber toward final adjournment Speech censored WASHINGTON Remarks that questioned the usefulness of negotiations with the Soviet Union have been cut from a U S admirals speech Rear Adm Samuel B Frankel deputy director of naval intelli gence said the changes in his address had been ordered by the Defense Department ing But if as a result of his pro gram a present split in the New York Democratic organiza tion and other factors Rockefel ler won a substantial victory next year it would have an im DES MOINES PiA new formajor issues of the 1961 legis The major a mend m e n ti Vcbb hat Sa had mula for distributing the statesjlaturfe now passes to the House adopted to the bill Thursday was a tren cnd0u Idvan flsiie million road use tax fund The new formula gives 48 perproposcd by Sen Martin a p center for the Post Office passed by the Iowa Senatejcent of the road use cash to the RCedar Rapid partment The local post 418 primary lughwas 40 e ccn adoptedmcnt now is the terminal for twot Final action came after severlo secondary ru u a vote would take Dr Hugh L Dryden deputy Highway Post Office lines days of discussion overrent 10 ciues am 10 per tCR Of the states share director was questioned Cedar RapidsMason City andiamendmenls to the main bill PRESENT formula profor the interstate system off thcjby Rep James G Fulton R OtnahaMason City and of these were defeated 50 per cent to secondary top of the road fund before thePa about Drydcns statement midpoint for the one from lvlinj The problem of reshuffling 42 per cent to primaryfuncl is distributed under the to the committee two days ago neapolis to Des Moincs Iroad use formula one of 8 pcr ccnt Io cjtjcs fonntila basis discounting reports from Mos and towns The government now provides cow that Russia had sent a man The Senate last week rejected 90 percent of the cos of buildinto space Dryden had scoffed efforts by urban interests to jng the interstate system The at the reports as coming from hike the city and town share of stales share amounts lo about a Moscow taxicab driver the money to 15 pcr cent 52 million a year Fulton said he understood that Wiley said if the interstatethe Central Intelligence Agency system is speeded up the preskncw in advance the exact day THE LOCAL post office handles all incoming and out going mail for 63 North Iowa towns and most of the mail forl 27 others In addition to thcj stops by the three Hypos 19 star routes operate from here J Practically all mail now moves j by night Postmaster Pender graft pointed out The local of Paved rural road speed limit of 70 approved DES MOINES speed limits on paved sccond ait uumiuu uuu i in iuwai i fice clears all its outgoing roads were increased o by pm and receives miles an hour dining J rl iv n n f I n h it nipn tically all its incoming mail becia anu the 50 mph at night by the Iowa House Thursday on a 6233 vote The limits now on Several major bills signed into law by Erbe enl federal allotment to time of the flight He probably would be boosted to asked why Dryden did not also S30 million a year and we about it have to have the matching funds Dryden said that as far as ha readily available know this country had no such The bill provided for the advance information DES MOINES Gov Norcounty allocation to be based on man Erbe said Wednesday hcJGO pcr cent need and 40 per cent POLIO APPEAL paved andinas aPProvec several major lesirca j WASHINGTON twecn midnight and am In effect the only mail mov I IH il 11 I 1L3 VIII T v 4 ing from the post office 0ads arcislative bills including the day is air mail and thalU h c riav andpermit research organizanons u w Ipnidfltors is handled by the Rock Island a njRn Tcquisition unclaimed dogs from VCreran legiSIQIOrb Rockets he said Traffic con one to Sanitations to Idcnt Kennedy Wednesday ap ipealed to parents to gel polio for their children his chances for selection as the Republican nominee two years later ON THE DOUBLE RICHMOND Va M Edgar D Fishers car was stolen in May I960 Police recovered it within 24 hours It was stolen 1961 so an t a police the 1960 theft noted it parked and had it towed to headquarters gcstion at the rear of the post office between 2 and 5 am is terrible Pendergraft admitted CHARGES DROPPED NEW YORK A federal district court Thursday dismissed at the governments request because of lack of evidence the third and last count of an indictment charging Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr DNY with tax nu ciuiiiyv no an amendment to a bill designed to enforce the secondary road limits established by the 1959 legislature The attorney general had ruled that the limits arc not enforceable on a secondary road unless speed signs arc posted by the county board of supervisors On many county roads these signs have not been posted The bill approver by the House makes the speed limits enforceable even if signs arc not put up adopted asjlowa pounds Also signed was a set of three cited by colleagues bills which provide for the conDES MOINES UPI Two struclion of a million buildveteran Iowa legislators their ing to house the Iowa Employvoices choked with emotion mcnt Security Commission It were deeply touched Thurs now has quarters in a downtowivclay as they were cited by their building jcollcagucs for 20 years of dis Erbe also approved a bill service in the gen provide for condemnation of elmienil assembly The House trees infected with Dutch Elmjadoptcd n resolution commcnd diseasc in cities and towns and ling Reps J W Johannes D at the Ashton and Dewey Goodc R Bloomfield and presented them destruction of the trees owners expense All of these bills will go into with the chairs which they oc effect July jcupy in the House chamber SAME DATEUM124 Iowa No Trillin Dentil In Zl llouri
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