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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North loiani VOL ud Ualttd Trot IiUnutlom fuD UIM Wirti MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 27 1W1 7e Copy Paper CoutsU of Two McMouSection OM Nt 171 Blueprint of ethics sought by President WASHINGTON Kennedy said Thursday he in tends to appoint an officer to co ordinate ethical standards in the governments executive depart ments and agencies This officer would report di rectly to him Kennedy said in a special message to Congress on conflicts of interest Regulation of ethical con duct Kennedy said must be coordinated in order to ensure that all employes are held to the same general standards of conduct At the same time Kennedy proposed a broad overhaul of conflicts of interest laws He also urged adoption of specific codes of conduct in every gov ernment agency relating to pri vate contacts over pending busi ness Kennedy was understood to have a no exception rule in mind on such contacts which would include members of Con gress No change in GEs operation Stockholders back bosses By SAM DAWSON SYRACUSE N Y UPI The corporate version of the town meeting set some new highs here Wednesday for free speak ing and verbal acrobatics The General Electric annual stockholders meeting had a readymade national audience There was wide interest in the antitrust fines meted in federal court to GE and 28 other mak ers of electrical equipment along with jail sentences for jeven executives AND THE FUROR was all more intense because of the testimony in Washington before the Senate Monopoly Sub committee by some former GE officials about their roles in the antitrust conspiracy Their tes timony named some of the chief participants in the corpor ate shindig here But when the 6V4 hours of con tinuous talking was finally over here the situation at General Electric was just where it had started in the morning Well be fore the meeting management had won approval of its stand by garnering in the proxies of owners of the vast majority of outstanding stock The directors who had sat silent on the stage through the hour ordeal were all reelected Ralph J Cordiner 61 chief executive emerged with a strengthened hand OPPONENTS OF manage ment despite all the verbal fire works at the meeting and some of the speakers were past mas ters at the art were unable to produce for any motion of cen sure the votes of more than per cent of the total stock voted Then why the corporate town meeting at all First because it was mandatory under corporate rules But more important be cause it cleared the air let both management and critics speak their piece And finally perhaps because some of the participants had a lot of fun they wouldnt have missed for anything It also gave the public a chance to hear both that is the general public which doesnt own GE stock and cant register approval of disapprov al by signing or withholding proxies Much of the public had been concerned about the ques tions of business ethics the anti trust case had raised THE PUBLIC now knows how management asapart from the Justice Department and federal grand juries and judges views the antitrust conspiracy and what must now be done And the public knows how the stockholders who have money Invested in the firm feel about the situation The majority of the owners clearly side with management and want to get along with the business of running the store letting the past be mended as soon and as effectively as pos sible BAD EXAMPLE BURR OAK Mich lice Chief Ralph Barry issued a traffic ticket to himself Wednes day on a charge of not looking where he was driving when his patrol car was involved in a minor collision The chief said he bumped into another Car when he look his eyes off the road to wave at some school children North Iowa Clearing and cold er Thursday night with scat tered frost lows in lower 30s Fair and warmer Friday highs in lower 60s Iowa Clearing and colder with frost or freezing temperatures Thursday night lows near 30 Fair and warmer Friday highs in the 60s Further out Partly cloudy little temperature change Saturday Minnesota Cloudy snow flur ries Continued cool Friday highs in 40s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 58 32 42 60 30 Erbe signs three bills into law DES HOMES bill re quiring registration of motor boats with the State Conserva tion Commission was signed into law Thursday by Gov Norman Erbe Erbe also signed a measure permitting counties to establish public dumping grounds and maintain those dumps through a quartermill levy A bill permitting cities and towns to issue general obligation bonds to finance offstreet park ing areas also was signed by the Governor 12 REBELS SENTENCED MIAMI UPI Twelve men were sentenced to long prison terms in Cuba Thursday for counterrevolutionary activities including sabotage and the col lection of arms and money for an uprising the Cuban radio an nounced White House aides describee the message as the most far reaching document on ethic ever submitted to Congress by i president Kennedy said he will fay ex ecutive order shortly blueprin those things which a govern ment employe may not do if he wants to continue on the payroll KENNEDY DID not indicate whom he intended to appoint to the ethics post But there was immediate speculation that the job might be offered to James M Landis former dean of the Harvard Law School Last December Landis 61 special assistant to the Presi dent for regulatory agencies prepared a report on the agen cies for Kennedy then Presi dentelect Among other recom mendations Landis proposed that an office be created within the executive branch to assist the President in discharging his responsibility of assuring the ef ficient execution of those laws that these agencies administer Kennedy expressed the view that no web of statute or regu lation could hope to meet all possible challenges to a federal employes integrity or his devo tion to the public interest The ultimate answer to ethi cal problems in government Kennedy said is honest people in a good ethical environment THE PRESIDENT said he in tends to issue executive orders to Prohibit gifts t6 government personnel which appear to be designed to influence official conduct Forbid government employes from using for private gain offi cial information which is not available to the general public such as for stock market specu lation f Prohibit employes from seek ing economic value from anyone whose pri vate interests may be affected by actions of the employe or his agency Ban outside employment in compatible with government work Regulate in more detail the conduct of presidential ap pointees including the White Souse staff Apply governmentwide stand ards to continuance of property or stock holdings by appointees n the executive branch SAME AP Phototax TIRED EYES His glasses off accused mass murderer Adolf Eichmanh rubs his eyes during respite in his trial in Jerusalem Eichmann fol lowed the proceedings with frequent reference to files and documents he brought to court Some of the evidence read into the record was a 1938 report by President Ken nedys father the then US ambassador to England that the outlook for Jews in Ger many was very bad Jumps a foot Castro is startled by gunfire KEY WEST Fla Castro Thursday staged a marathon harangue before nearly 1000 captured rebel invaders in a dramatic Cu ban television show inter rupted once by an apparently accidental burst of gunfire The Cuban prime minister jumped a foot when a guards weapon discharged THEN HE raised his arms over his head urged the large Havana Sports Palace crowd to remain calm and said Dont anybody move Everyone put their weapons where they belong Minutes after the unex pected interruption Castro continued his long political and economic lecture to a captive audience seated in bleachers and guarded by soldiers armed with auto matic rifles You all thought you were going to be assassinated didnt you Castro asked YES the prisoners roared back Instead he said you have been treated politely Most nodded agreement Last Sunday Castro had strongly indicated the prisoners might face the firing squad At one point Castro was asked by one of the prisoners if his government was com p 1 e t e 1 y Communist He shouted back The Cuban people have a right to a Communist government if they want one Ours is a Socialist government TAX EVIDENCE Dan Chechele of the Internal Revenue Service in Wash ington looks over a box of items which arrived by certified mail from an un identified Maryland taxpayer to support a medical deduction challenged by the agency Among the items1 A hot water AP Photofax bottle an ice pack tooth paste cartons and assorted other drug store remedies The ice pack poses a question Was it purchased to treat a migraine headache or a hangover The IRS says hang overs are not deductible Senate votes to realign Faupel plan given OK DES MOINES WVThe Iowa Senate Thursday approved a plan to realign the states 50 senatorial districts The measure conforms to a constitutional requirement that the Senate redistrict itself every 10 years following the decennial census The plan adopted 3810 was one drafted for the Senate Re districting Committee by Assist ant Code Editor Wayne Faupel T H E ATTORNEY gentral ruled recently that senatorial districts must be realigned on the basis of the latest population count He said that failure to do so could invite action by the courts Four of the major changes in senatorial districts under the Senate approved plan would make Johnson Story Webster and Cerro Gordo singlecounty districts Each now is linked with an adjoining county to form a district Two of the present 15 one county districts would be groups with another county to form twocounty districts Mahaska would be joined with Keokuk and Clayton County would be combined with Allamakee Sen Clifford Vance RMount Pleasant chairman of the Sen ate Redistricting committee said the plan is not designed for any political advantage In stead he said the plan seeks to make the multicounty districts as uniform as possible in popu lation while at the same time making as few changes as pos sible in present boundaries THE PLAN sets up 17 single county districts 17 twocounty districts and 16 threecounty dis tricts The largest of the districts in population would be the 30th composed of Sac Crawford and Carroll counties It would have population of 59007 The smallest district created would be the 10th composed of Washington and Louisa coun ties with a population of 29696 Under the plan 21 senators would run for fouryear terms next year In all other districts ROYAL VISITORS Princess Grace of Monaco holds her two children Prince Albert 3 and Princess Caroline 4 as they leave New Yorks Idlewild Airport after arrival from Nice It is the youngsters first visit to the home AP Photofax land of their mother former actress Grace Kelly They plan a visit with Princess Graces family in Philadelphia Prince Rainier is expected to join them in a few days senators would seek fouryear erms in 1964 except that in the 19th 26th and 43rd districts senators would be elected for twoyear terms Thereafter all senators would be ouryear terms elected for NO TERMS of a present sen ator will be cut short by the lan This was one of its strong est selling on the Sen ate floor Sen C Edwin Gilmour D rinnell was unsuccessful in iis effort to kill the entire bill y laying it on the table His motion was defeated 386 Gilmour and three other Dem ocratic senators voted against he Faupel plan on final pas sage Voting with Gilmour were emocrats Eugene Hill New on Lynn Potter Cresco and Orville Walter Lenox along vith six Republicans Louis iisher Osceola Jacob Grim tead Lake Mills J Kendall ynes Plainfield D C Nolan owa City Dewey Phelps Hills ioro and Lawrence Putney Gladbrook Reapportionment of the low r chamber on the basis of the 960 census has already been accomplished A bill lias cleared he House and Senate increas ng the Johnson County repre cntation to two and cutting kVapello County to one member his was necessary because ohnson County succeeded Wa icllo as the ninth most popu ous county in the state Carrier and ammo shfp in collision NORFOLK Va The 0000ton super aircraft car icr Independence and the am munition ship Diamond Head ollidcd in the Caribbean early hursday Atlantic Fleet head uarters here said one crew man aboard the 15000ton am U S telescope placed in o rbit CANAVERAL Fla W 4 complex space telescope was fired into orbit Thursday to explore radiation mysteries of the universe The 95pound satellite named Explorer this test XI sped away center at from am CSTj in the a 76foot Juno II rocket All four stages Dam breaks homes are swept away MIDDLETOWN Conn UPI dam burst here early Thurs day releasing torrents of lake water which swept four homes xom their foundations and flooding many others Three per sons were injured and damage was heavy Carol Imme 40 and her niece Carol Geremia 14 were swept out of their home by the surging water Mrs Imme loated 200 yards into a vacant ot where she was rescued by a neighbor Carol bruised and buffeted by floating debris managed to swim to safety of the booster ignited success fully and propelled the payload into orbit at nearly 18000 miles an hour More than two hours after launch the National Aeronautics and Space Administration an nounced that tracking stations at Johannesburg South Africa Woomera Australia San Diego Calif and East Grand Forks Minn confirmed that the satel lite is in orbit Preliminary figures indicated that the satellites orbit had a high point of 1064 miles and a low point of 312 miles This was somewhat higher than antici pated The plans called for an apogee of 700 miles and a perigee of 300 miles satellites period for one revolu tion around the earth was giv en as 107 minutes The success gives U S scien tists the worlds first astronomi cal observatory in space The assignment is to study space rays outside the air envelope which interferes with reception on earth Explorer XI is shaped rough ly like a telescope The front end of the tubular section is stuffed with instruments intended to peer into millions of miles of space sorting out Gamma rays from other space radiation such as protons and electrons On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 111213 Sports 1718 Comics 21 Latest Markets 22 Mason City News 2223 Clear Lake News 28 North Iowa News 32 munition ship upplying the ered minor which was re carrier injuries suf Firc N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES roke out in the crews quarters the Diamond Head but was xtinguishcd The Inclepend ncc received only minor dam gc Gains independence FREETOWN Sierra Leone Sierra Leone has ended 153 years of British colonial rule and became the worlds newest independent nation Dignitaries from all over Africa and outside the continent were present at the flagraising ceremonies that climaxed preindependent celebrations here French plot revealed PARIS A vast plot in metropolitan France that was to have aided the abortive military revolt in Algiers has been uncovered in a nationwide round up May disband regiments ALGIERS Two tough Foreign Legion regi ments that supported the shortlived generals revolt in Algeria may be disbanded a French government spokesman said Police and soldiers sweeping through Algiers during a nightlong curfew rounded up 5000 arms hidden by civilians Rebel commander nabbed top field commander of last weeks abortive invasion of Cuba Brigadier San Roman has been captured Havana Radio reported Wonts ceasefire Friday VIENTIANE Laos The Laotian government proposed a ceasefire start at noon Friday as fears rose among some Westerners in Laos that resistance to proCommunist rebel attacks was nearing collapse The call for a ceasefire was broadcast by radio and given to the Russians for relay to the Pathet Lao rebels but there was rlo indication of any quick agreement from the rebel side I The payload includes equip ment to relay the data to eartli to be recorded in photographs of wavy lines on an oscilloscope Each intended 98minute orbit iis expected to produce 36 feet of 35mm film for study THE WHOLE DEVICE is de signed to tumble end over end ten times a minute as it speeds through space The space agen cy explained that action will permit the device to scan a giv en part of the sky every six sec onds To provide the extra length and weight needed o at tain this tumbleweed action the 44inch fourthstage rocket casing was designed to remain attached to the satellite The specific assignment is to measure Gamma rays Highen ergy Gamma rays stream out from cosmic sources such as the Milky Way and other star cluster galaxies They are asso ciated with nuclear activity and scientists believe they may be the keys to information about the elements making up the universe Scientists said the solar cells it carried would give the lite a workinglife expectancy of about a halfyear It carried radio transmitters operating on 10797 megacycles to relay in formation and 10806 megacy cles to help scientists keep track of iis position in orbit Kennedy to confer with Hoover Mac WASHINGTON dent Kennedy Friday will meet in New York with former Presi dent Herbert Hoover and Gen Douglas MacArlhur to discuss the tense international situation Thursday he hcld a special meeting with leaders of both parlies on the situation in Laos The State Department at tho same time sent a note o Russia expressing its concern over ob structionism delaying a ccascfirc   

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