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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper tdittd for tht Hemt VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North lovans neighbors Auociated and United Press International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY It 1961 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two m Indi a supports West on antiveto ate Inferior wares irk Russians Merchandise second rate By WALTER LISTER New York Herald Tribune News Service MOSCOW Soviet yearnings for the conveniences of modern life are being frustrated by the practical exigencies of fulfilling the very planned quotas under which these conveniences are sup posed to be provided Production of vast consumer goods the Soviet generalization for items beyond the bare neces sities is being encouraged at the top The trouble is these goods are measured in the plan ned economy by quantity not quality Weight and arbitrary ruble valuation are prized far above either efficiency or attrac tiveness Soviet technicians can design an electric iron or a television set for Socialist homes as effi ciently as they can put together a space ship for Yuri Gagarin in theory IN PRACTICE the Soviet housewife has to wait hours months or even years to get de vices that turn out to be less than ideal The intentions are often good but the overriding importance of the plan is ruinous Furniture is made big and bulky bcause that fills the plan no matter apparently that over stuffed couches wont fit in the tiny rooms of apartments being built by the hundreds of thou sands Most every issue of Eco nomic Gazette a Communist party daily carries some criti cism of performances in the con sumer goods industry Soviet manufacturers should be able to produce refrigerators and washing machines on a par with the best produced in capitalist countries the journal insisted However it added a majority of complex technical goods needs serious renewal and moderniza tion Industry is slow to produce new models and to expand assort ment WASHING MACHINE produc tion has been stepped up but only 10 per cent of the machines are equipped with automatic devices Of the 45 different plants making washers some are so small and inefficient that they turn out as few as 1000 machines a year naturally at excessive cost Only oldfashioned electric irons without any heat regulators are being produced in quantity To change over to new models would jeopardize fulfillment of the plan Soviet cameras which Eco Gazette claims were as good as any optics made abroac five years ago have not kept up to date The camera makers here rested on their oars1 the journal charged and now Soviet cameras are four to five years behind the best imported models SOVIET WATCHES keep excel lent time but the owners wince at the crudely designed exterior of most timepieces made here In I960 Moscow had 135000 new television sets and during that year these sets needed 315000 re pairs or an average of 24 re pairs per set Similarly among owners of 16000 new refrigerators there were 13000 requests for repairs When Soviet equipment breaks down repair is sometimes diffi cult In all Russia there are only five cities where the Volga model washing machine can be fixed Committees were established under the Council of Ministers two years ago to expedite new imprpved models of housewarcs but Economic GazctW said the committee men had not carried out their obligation There have been no vital changes it charged and not a single research laboratory has been set up to design electric devices for mod ern Soviet homes i JFKKhrushchev talk likely to hold key to Laos future INDIAS NEHRU Johnson is guest of Nehru NEW DELHI India IBVice President Lyndon B Johnson and Prime Minister Nehru Thursday discussed Indias multibillion dollar five year plan already heavily underwrit ten by the United States The touring U S vice presi dent brought a personal letter to Nehru from President Ken nedy Nehru told reporters it was a warm friendly letter about our planning Nahru swept protocol aside and went to the airport to wel come Johnson on his arrival from Thailand instead of his downtown office AFTER A meeting that lasted an hour they emerged from Nehrus office and talked with reporters The vice president asked Neh rus advice on the common ef fort to eliminate proverty and disease and improve education throughout the world Asked if Laos specifically was mentioned Nehru said Johnson told him India could sometimes be of help in developing such countries INDIA HAS received bil ion in aid from the United States It runs small aid pro grams of its own and as Nehru reminded reporters has pro vided hundreds of technicians and teachers to lessdeveloped nations Nehru said the Geneva confer ence on Laos was not men tioned The vice presidents wife Lady Bird visited with Nehrus only child Msr Indira Gandhi who serves as hostess for the widowed prime minister New Providence man victim of accident NEW PROVIDENCE lfl James J Gordon 72 New Provi dence was killed Wednesday when his car collided with an other on Highway 229 about two miles north of here Officers said Gordons car was leaving the highway and turned into the path of a car driven by Mrs Wendell Sayer of near Eldora Gordons wife and Mrs Sayer were hospitalized WINNIE IS ILL LONDON Sir Winston Churchill is suffering a mild in disposition The 86yearold for mer prime minister was to have received President Habib Bour guiba of Tunisia at his London home near Hyde Park Thursday but the Foreign Office said he had been obliged to cancel the visit FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES GENEVA Neutraf India lined up Thursday with the West ern powers in objecting to veto provisions in a Soviet peace plan for Laos We must have no veto ar rangement Indian Defense Minister V K Krishna Menon told the 14nation conference on the future of Laos Earlier the United States Britain and France had decided to reject the veto provisions in the Soviet proposal on the grounds they would cripple any effective policing of a truce in Laos Secretary of State Dean Rusk left the conference about the time the delegate from the pro Communist Pathet Lao group was scheduled to begin speaking Another U S official however said Rusk had an appointment and his departure was not meant as a protest to the Communist delegation U S roving Ambassador W Averell Harriman second rank ing American delegate re mained in his seat PARTLY CLOUDY North Iowa Partly cloudy and a little cooler Thursday night lows in lower 40s Partly cloudy and warmer Friday highs in low 60s Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Lows Thursday night in the 40s Warmer east and south cen tral Friday highs in the 60s Further outlook Partly cloudy and mild Saturday Minnesota Mostly cloudy warmer Highs Friday in 60s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 52 Minimum 42 At 8 am 43 Precipitation 64 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 48 MRS HOFFMAN DIES PALM SPRINGS Calif Dorothy Brown Hoffman 70 wife of Paul Hoffman United Nations official died Wednes day after a long illness Her husband formerly was president and board chairman of Stude baker Corp and later headed the Economic Cooperation Ad ministration in Europe North Iowa salesman is crash victim NEW HAMPTON Robert Fox 33 a salesman for Sheffield Brick Tile Company was killed Wednesday on Highway 56 about 20 miles southeast of Austin Minn near Taopi Officials said the car left the road and into a ditch The highway patrol said Fox was alone at the time He died of a broken neck and skull fracture He is survived by his wife and three small daughters Cindy Laurie and Patty Fox had been active in com munity affairs in New Hampton He was a member of the Lions Club and on the board of direc tors of baseball here Before joining the Sheffield company Fox was employed by the con servation commission in Chick asaw County Funeral arrangements are in complete On the inside Editorials Page 4 North Iowa News 5 Society News 89 Clear Lake News 1011 Mason City News 1213 Latest Markets 13 Sports 1516 Comics 17 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SAME Lost dog war vet dies HOLLYWOOD A battlescarred forgotten by the nation he served valiantly in war died in the arms of his sorrowing mistress Sarge a purebred 20yearold German shepherd feeble and nearly blind was believed to be the last surviving clog veteran of World War II He was cred ited with helping to save nine American lives by de livering messages under enemy fire Korean envoys resign WASHINGTON South Koreas ambassador and minister resigned in opposition to the military coup in their country Ambassador Chang Lee Wook and Minister Koh Kwang Lim announced their de cisions at an embassy staff meeting More space tests set CAPE CANAVERAL Fla The United States will attempt to orbit an unmanned Project Mercury space capsule about June 12 and to hurl a second as tronaut on a brief suborbital flight on June 20 it was learned reliably Construction blocked DES construction of dormi tories and student union facilities at Iowas three taxsupported institutions of higher learning was temporarily blocked by an appeal to the Supreme Court by opponents of the million guest house at the University of Iowa Electronics expert sought ELMSFORD N Y A nationwide search was under way for an electronics specialist cleared for government security work who disappeared mysteri ously from his apartment here May 8 Stanford J Solms a 36yearold bachelor originally from Midland Park N J is known to have visited Russia last year The Indian delegation leade was surprisingly outspoken in rejecting policing and contro provisions in the plan presente to the conference by Soviet For eign Minister Andrei Gromyko Aside from Indias importan neutral status in the cold wa between East and West Krish na Menons stand took on great er significance since his country also is a member of the three national International Contro Commission ICC which supervising the ceasefire Laos The other two countrie are Canada and Communist Po land Gromyko had insisted that de cisions of the ICC be unani mous rather than by a majoritj vote U S State Department ex perts immediately spotted the builtin veto in the Gromyfc plan since a wgative vote by Communist Poland could ham string investigation of com plaints of violations Krishna Menon said the Soviet proposed rule of unanimity in thi ICC was not necessary and th present arrangement would suf fice HE SAID IF any difficulties de veloped between Canada and Po land then India could break tb deadlock Krishna Menon balanced hi criticism of the Soviet contro plan in a onehour speech by tak ing exception to the U S pro posal for reconstituting the ICC And he rejected America charges of violations of the cease fire in Laos which began May 3 The general impressions of del egates seemed tc be that Ijttle real headway is likely to be made pending the outcome of Presiden Kennedys expected talks with Soviet Premier Khrushchev Jun 3 and 4 RUSK LORD HOME of Britain Couve de Murville of France anc Krishna Menon plan to leave for home Friday Deputies will be lefi in charge The Communist min isters are expected to stay awhile as a public demonstration of their readiness to go on talking here indefinitely At Vientiane Laos meanwhile leaders of five anti Communism Laotian political groups left for Geneva to bolster the rightwing royal governments opposition to the seating of the proCommunist Pathet Lao rebels at the East West conference Most of the attention in tiane was centered on Ban Na mone the rebelheld town where the three warring Laotian factions begin negotiating Friday on for mation of a coalition government If there are many problems and provi sional coalition regime would send one unified delegation to Geneva Changes plea to guilty after jury is excused GLENWOOD UPI Ac cused slayer Charles Edwin Kelley changed his murder plea from innocent to guilty Thurs day leaving the matter of his punishment in the hands of Judge Leroy Johnson The change in plea came two hours after a district court jury had announced it could not reach a verdict The jury had deadlocked 10 2 on the matter of capital pun ishment Ten of the jurors fa vored death by hanging for the young defendant but two fore man Sam Garnctt Emerson and juror Ann Francis Malvern tield out Kelley a Minneapolis parking lot attendant was accused of the Feb 22 slaying at Council Bluffs of Alvin Koehrsen 54 Walnut Iowa an Internal Revenue Serv ice agent Charles Noel Brown 28 also of Minneapolis was convicted last month in Council Bluffs of the Koehrsen shooting and was sentenced to death Faces in news FAREWELLS IN CANADA President and Mrs Kennedy say goodbye to their Canadian hosts on con clusion of their threeday state visit Left to right Prime Minister John Diefenbaker Mrs George Van ier wife of the governor general Mrs Kennedy the governor general and the President GOSH THANKS Prince Philip and Antony ArmstrongJones both grin as the husband of Britains Queen Elizabeth II congratulates Princess Margarets husband with a handshake The prince went to Londons Council of Industrial Design where Antony works as an unsalaried design consultant to congratulate him for tackling a tough job Arm strongJones first creative brain child has been a futuristic bird cage for the London zoo HAPPY arine Worsley fiancee of the Duke of Kent smiles hap pily as she holds her niece W i 11 a Worsley after the youngsters arrival at Lon don Willa will be in the wed ding party when her aunt marries the Duke next month SPEEDSTERS Cmdr Pat rick L Sullivan pilot and Lt Beverly W Witherspoon copilot check flight data in front of Navy helicopter in which they set a world heli copter speed record of 1929 miles an hour over Windsor Locks Conn Listed mark of 1665 mph was held by Rus sians f Photofax DIANE VARSI AND FIANCE Diane Varsi the actress who turned her back on Hollywood after achieving stardom is flanked by her son Shawn Michael 5 and her fiance artist Michael Paul Hausman 26 as they stroll along a San Francisco street The actress twice divorced and Hausman ob tained a marriage license to wed i Canada US cite goals AntiCastro note sounded OTTAWA Ont Kennedy and Prime Minister John G Diefenbaker agreed Thursday that the Castro dic tatorship in Cuba threatens Doth the peaceful and demo c r a t i c evolution of Latin America In a communique issued be fore Kennedy headed back to Washington the US and Ca nadian leaders also said effec tive control machinery will be essential to achieve peace and stability in Laos and the rest of Southeast Asia Kennedy and Diefenbaker concluded the survey of their twoday conversations with this broad statement of common aims To banish the scourge of war to improve the human lot to defend and to enlarge the area of freedom to assist peoples less privileged than our are aims that bind together Canada and the United States and which with other Al lies and friends our two coun tries will jointly and stead fastly pursue KENNEDY ENDED his first state visit on a note of warn ing for Red aggressors and of challenge for the North Atlantic Allies to strengthen the security of the free world He had held out those objectives in a speech to Parliament Wednes day In that same address ha called for Canada to step up its contributions to the welfare of u n d e rdeveloped Latin American nations and join the Organization of American States The communique made no di rect reference to this appeal It said Kennedy and Diefenbaker discussed the need for acceler ating economic progress and so cial reform as well as strength ening the Western Hemisphere trend away from dictatorship and toward deihocracy These objectives are closely related i added DIEFENBAKER assured Ken nedy of Canadas continued and increasing interest in inter American affairs The statement referring to Cu ban Prime Minister Fidel Castro was something Kennedy had sought in his trip to first outside the United States since his inauguration Canada previously had exhibited less concern than the United State over the potential menace of Castros link with the Soviet Un on to the entire Western Hem sphere Jacqueline Kennedy scored a major triumph here on her first state visit abroad She had the acclaim of top Canadian offi cials and the man in the street She had been applauded in par iament and by thousands of others She has conquered all of our learts was the way the speak er of Canadas senate Mark Drouin summed it up Clearing skies warmer predicted for most of Iowa Light drizzle continued in east ern Iowa Thursday as the state ay under a mantle of cloudy skies and cool air Before moving eastward the showers had left up to 120 nches of moisture at Esther ville Spencer had 115 and Emmetsburg 110 Other points received consid erable rainfall including Wil iams 95 Sheffield 92 Wood ward 82 Northwood 74 Clar on 69 Mason City and Water oo 64 Cresco 55 Osceola and lubbard 54 and Marble Rock and Shell Rock 50 Other areas received lesser amounts Partly cloudy skies and slight y warmer temperatures were orecast for Friday The warni ng trend was expected to con inue Saturday TOWNENGULFED WISTER Okla UPI A million dollar flood washed ight feet deep over parts of his town Thursday in a new utburst of spring torrents   

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