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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper IdHed ftr the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE newspaper that makes all North logons neighbors EDITION VOL tf AMocliMd PrtH felted Frtn Internationa Full MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 21 1H1 It Copy Conilsti of Two 4 major bills Congress in high gear WASHINGTON UB Congress finally has swung into high gear on several of President Kennedys eco nomic and welfare measures The Senate and House took important action on four major bills Thursday Two of the measures may reach the Presidents desk next week So far the legislators have sent to him only 4 of the 16 items on the must list he submitted in February a month after taking But this record will be improved soon if Kennedy can chalk up many days like Thurs day These were the four actions The Senate passed 65 to 28 the minimum wage bill in al most the exact form asked by the President THE HJUSE ptsftd 399 to 14 an administration measure in creasing a variety of Social Se curity benefits SenateHouse conferees agreed on Kennedys mil lion depressed areas bill and then the Senate quickly passed by voice vote the compromise version The Senate passed by voice vote a bill to make available nearly million in federal funds for needy children of un employed parents Sponsors of the depressed Broadway leans on Twofers They help to fill seats By DAVID MILLER New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK Before the turn of the century Joseph Leblang a Hungarian immi grant with a small but promis ing cigar store received two free tickets to a Broadway show and knew he was in the wrong line of business Leblang then only 15 and in the country four years sold the passes to next customer and eventually created a multimilliondollar ticket agency built on the theory that an empty theater bene fits no one He died in 1931 one of Broad ways bestknown figures but part of his legacy was the dis count ticket an accepted means for nearly half a century for putting new life in a lagging production IRONICALLY the idea of dis counting tickets was nurtured by W a lesserknown competitor J Gillenwater a reticent Oklahoma printer who developed twofers two tickets for the price of one and who ranks today as the unheralded patron of thousands of theatergoers Im like a doctor he ex plained the other day When a show needs a little help Im called in Twofers are like trans Broadway saved by twofers he said Broadway wont be the same without us Twofers which look like regu lar theater tickets are distri buted by the hundreds to white collar groups labor unions corporations clubs schools and others on a waiting list that be gan skeptically in 1924 THE MAILING list is always fusions Dozens of shows have been growing but the emphasis is on tional persons eligible for pay controlling distribution not mcnts and raise the minimum cheapening it Twofers are also benefit from S33 to used for offBroadway producmonth It would be tions four at present and by a of I sports In all cases the number crease on employer and em of twofers distributed depends ploye effective Jan 1 on how much boxoffice help is needed A wouldbe theatergoer or sports fan takes the twofers to the box office and can almost always receive a 50 per cent markdown on nearly every ticket in the house The almost always and nearly every qualifications are necessary be cause of changing popularity of shows and idiosyncrasies of boxoffice employees areas bill are hopeful that it can clear the House and be sent to the White House by next Wednesday A hard tussle is likely there though because the conferees dropped a key House financing provision and took the Senate language mak ing loan funds in the measure available directly through Treasury advances KENNEDYS minimum wage bill would raise the present an hour floor to by 1963 and bring an additional 4 mil lion in large retail the act The House is expected to end it to conference Monday and to name a majority of con ferees friendly to the Senate bill However it may be diffi1 ult to get the compromise through the House which originally passed a much comprehensive bill than Senate The bill setting up a program of temporary benefits to needy children with unemployed par ents does not appear to be con troversial and also may go to he White House next week The Social Security bill passed Thursday by the House ias wide Senate support and seems certain to win eventual approval there BUT SEN Harry F Byrd DVa the Finance Committee chairman said his group might not take it up for about 10 days This measure would let men at 62 under Social Se urity increase widows bene rits make about 160000 addi less the AP Photofax A KITEATROSPHE Four yearold Suzanne Leon set forth happily to sail her kite in the brisk April breeze The kite and her feelings cracked up shortly after the takeoff Suzanne is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis F Leon Binghamton NY financed per cent tax in Holders of Gl insurance get extra dividend We have thousands of letters of appreciation from people who could not otherwise have af forded the full price of a Broad way ticket and used twofers Ninety per cent of twofers wind up in the hands of those who need them They should never reach Miose who can afford to pay the full price TWOFERS in most cases are usable Mondays through Thurs days and sometimes Saturday Fair Lady twofers two weeks ago limits exchanges to Mondays and Tuesdays Broad ways weakest sale days Why not just cut prices Theres a psychological ef fect involved People think the show cant be much good if the price is cut No show can last more than four weeks after cutting prices With a twofcr theres the feel ing youre getting something for nothing Each twofer has an ex piration date That gives it im mediacy matinees My which went on WASHINGTON Kennedy announced Friday government would pay a pecial insurance dividend to veterans this summer to help spur the economy The Veterans Administration said that some five million for mer servicemen would get checks averaging when a total of million is paid out in July and August Veterans Administrator John Gleason Jr said the dividend checks would be special re funds on premiums paid on gov ernment life insurance policies by 48 million World War II vet erans and 200000 veterans of the World War I Gleason stressed that the pay ments would be in addition to regular insurance dividends paid policy holders each year Veterans need not make indi vidual applications for the spe cial refund Gleason said IOWAN DROWNS WATERLOO UPI Lars Buck 68 Waterloo drowned Friday when thrown from a mo tor boat he was driving in the Cedar River here 3740 mph new record for the XI5 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Calif X15 rocket plane its big engine wide open for the first time streaked 3140 miles an hour Friday a rec ord for controlled flight Air Force Maj Bob White topped by 235 mph his own mark of 2905 mph set March 7 with the X15s 57000pound thrust engine at half throttle The X15 is designed to hit 4000 miles an hoyr merely by allow ing its engine to burn longer U S space agency officials were careful to point out this was a record for controlled flight thus avoiding any con flict with Soviet claims of orbit ing a manned capsule at 17000 miles an hour The man in the Soviet capsule they said ap parently had little or no con trol over his vehicle White set his speed mark on the way up to a planned peak of 103000 feet far below the XlSs record of 169000 feet March 30 The stubby winged X15 may eventually rocket 50 to 100 miles high but is not de signed to go into orbit This used hearse is fully equipped DETROIT a used car lot a salesman was extolling the merits of an old hearse to a po tential buyer At the high point of his its got everything pitch he flung open the rear door Inside asleep was Rob ert Sarnia 21 Sarnia given six months probation for va grancy and ordered to find a new place to sleep SAME Rebels concede defeat Jets tanks spelled doom NEW YORK Leaders of the Cuban Revolutionary Coun cil conceded Friday their cause had suffered a grave reverse but said the fight to free Cuba will go on until the end The council said rebel force which landed in Cuba last week end met their reverses because Prime Minister Fidel Castros forces employed Soviet tanks and MIG fighters A statement from the council reported that the landings in the Cochinos Bay area involved only several hundred com patriots and that the rebel force did not achieve all of its proposed objectives DR JOSE Miro Cardona chief of the exiled antiCastro forces declared that the abor tive invasion was mounted with out any military aid from the United States The United States should not intervene militarily against the Castro regime said Cardona at a press conference here I have said repeatedly this is a Cuban fight by Cubans against Cubans Cardonas son reportedly was lone of those captured in the 1 invasion try The Castro government claimed that none of the insur gents who landed at Cochinos Bay about 75 miles southeast of Havana got away However Radio Escambray Libre which says it broadcasts from the Escambray Mountains declared The army of libera tion attained its objective of establishing itself in the Escam brays The fight will go on from the Escambrays 75 miles farther to the east where antiCastro guer rillas have been active for many months the broadcast said A CUBAN communications blockout effective all week was being lifted Telephone contact between Miami and Havana was resumed and normal service was reported in prospect All American newsmen in Ha vana have been freed and are with Fidel Castro in Matanzas Province according to a Cuban who answered the telephone in The Associated Press Havana office The Cuban who identified himself as Alberto Lanier an AP employe in Havana said Castro is fine Earlier indi rect reports indicated that Cas tro might have been injured in the invasion Fidel is with the press in the country said the Cuban who answered a telephone call from Miami There will be good in formation stories and pictures later On the Inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 5 Clear Lake News 7 Society News 8 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports 1314 Comics 18 The Maroon 19 North Iowa News 22 AP Photofax HELD IN BANK ROBBERY This trio arrested at a road block was brought to Council Bluffs and jailed for federal authorities on charges of robbing a Defiance Iowa bank of Left to right are Donald Gene Brophy 35 Lincoln Neb and Donald Wayne Eblen 34 and his brother Ernest Eugene 36 both of Ashland Neb All are exconvicts President clamps secrecy lid on his Cuba invasion LOOKING FORWARD TO NORMAL SIGHT These sisters who recently underwent corneal eye transplants pose at the Garden City N Y home of Lor raine Schell after leaving the hospital Reva Schneider Miami AP Photofax Fla is in center and Jennie Hull Brad ford Pa is at right They underwent the grafting operations a month ago because of corneal dystrophy a congen ital ailment that blurs sight and they are hoping to regain normal vision JFKs stern warning hailed by US editors By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor WASHINGTON President Kennedys stern warning to world communism has re ceived enthusiastic approval from the nations editors who packed the Statler Hilton din ing room Thursday Its no secret of course that JFK wasnt the preferred candidate of most editors But he is recognized arid accepted as their President About that there can be no reasonable doubt Many newspapers have ex pressed a fear editorially that the new administration was tending toward softness in its approach to Kremlin gener ated tension throughout the world Red China for example has seemed less a pariah among nations than in ttje past Any such fear seemed to vanish under the impact of Kennedys tough notice served on Moscow that Uncle Sam will brook no breach of his tra ditional guardianship of West ern Hemisphere liberty Re sounding applause greeted this pronouncement I want it clearly understood that this government will not hesitate in meeting its pri mary obligations which are to the security of our own na tion Beneath the young Presi dents quiet spoken language there was more than a hint that Americans to the south of us must not stand by in yawning disregard of com munisms assault on their own bastions of freedom The evidence is clear and the hour is late he asserted We and our friends will have to face the fact that we can not postpone any longer the real issue of survival of free dom in this hemisphere The nations editors pro ceeded into their afternoon scrutiny of Americas total de fense shield nuclear weap ons guided missiles and space achievements with this bene diction on the Kennedy address echoeing in their ears Let me then make clear as your president that I am de termined upon our systems survival and success regard less of the peril N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES North Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Saturday Lit tie cooler Friday night lows in the 30s Warmer Saturday highs near 70 Iowa Generally fair through Saturday Cooler extreme east Friday night lows 30s northeast to 40s southwest Highs Saturday 7075 Further cloudy with near seasonable temperatures Sunday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Saturday through next Wednesday with only minor daily changes Normal highs are from the lower 60s in the north to the mid 60s in the south Normal lows arc from near 40 in the north to the mid 40s in the south Rainfall Will average 50 to 75 of an inch but local ly in excess of one inch in showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday Minnesota Scattered showers warmer Highs Saturday in 60s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum Precipitation Sunrise Sunset 61 33 Trace COMMUNISM COURSE ALBANY N Y Nelson Rockefeller Friday ap jrovctl a bill allowing public ligh schools to leach a course tilled Destructive Effects of Communism More Eichmann denials JERUSALEM Adolf Eichmann told Israeli questioners that those Jews regarded as the germ cell of Jewish rehabilitation were to be specially marked for death his taperecorded testimony dis closed in court But the former SS officer said that this was not his idea and he repeatedly denied that he had anything to do with the executions during World War II U N vote stymied UNITED NATIONS A wrangle between the LatinAmerican and AsianAfrican blocs stymied a vote in the U Ns top political committee on Cubas charges of U S aggression New test for Pershing CAPE CANAVERAL The Army successfully fired the first of a more powerful series of solidfuel pershing ballistic missiles about 250 miles over the Atlantic Ocean The slender 34foot rocket is slightly shorter and more tapered at the nose than the earlier models which had racked up 12 successes in 14 flights role Details a n Havana radio blasts JFK HAVANA Premier Fidel Castros propaganda radio broadcasts claimed the capture of 400 rebels and blasted President Kennedy as an imbecile afraid of Russia in the wake of this weeks unsuccess ful invasion of southern Cuba Havana Radio said two U S destroyers covered the exile forces and that de fenders under Castros personal direction shot down a number of planes including a B29 Superfortress and an F86 Sabrejet Latin American support WASHINGTON Most of Latin America ap peared to be lining up with the United States and the Cuban antiCommunists against Premier Fidel Castros revolutionary regime European newspapers generally approved of Kennedys handling of the Cuban affair to come later Consults with other nations FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Pres ident Kennedy in the na tional interest Friday clamped a tight secrecy lid on the extent of his role in the antiCastro invasion of Cuba But he promised at his news conference that facts of the matter involving Cuba will come out in due time I do not think that any use ful national purpose would served by my going further into the Cuban question now nedy told reporters THE PRESIDENT who met secretly here earlier this week with Cuban rebel leaders of the invasion group specifically re fused to confirm or deny reports that he had encouraged sup ported and supplied the invasioa forces against the advice of Secretary of State Dean Rusk All that the President would say about the Cuban situation was that we are continuing consultations with other Ameri can republics and that he was standing on his statement of Thursday In that statement made in a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors Kennedy said American restraint is not inexhaustible He also said this country would not abandon Cuba to communism and wouldgo it alone in countering any Com munist penetration of this hemis phere if the other Americas failed to act The Presidents refusal to go into detail on Cuba prompted one reporter to say there had been a clamming up in infor mation in recent days KENNEDY SAID the deter mination of how much to say in a national security matter was one of the problems of a free society but he thought there would an appreciable in crease in background briefings in the next day or two Kennedy said he was not try ing to duck the responsibility which was his as head of the government but he simply felt that such a discussion would not benefit the United States during what he described as the pres ent difficult situation These other matters came up said he hoped that everyone strongly concerned about Communist ad vances would direct themselves to such problems as Laos Viet Nam internal subversion and tile desperate life lived by so many people in this hemisphere jand so many other places which jthe Communists exploit i SPACE Kennedy said no amount of money could enable the United States to beat Russia to the moon with the Saturn rocket He said the only chance of pulling ahead in the space was the development of a new nuclear or chemical rocket He said it would be folly to spend possibly as much as to billion over the next decade onrocket boosters which would still have this country second to ibe Soviet Union i PEACE an nounccd that the Peace Corps had decided on its first project assist in the development of roads in Tanganyika He said the corps would send 20 survey ors four geologists and font civil engineers to Tanganyika an African nation that bccima independent last December V tl   

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