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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The newspaper that makes all North I owans AnocltUd PMM and Unite Prea Internationa Full MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 1961 neighbors a Paper Consists of Two No In defense of the consumer 33 agencies on the job WASHINGTON UPI The American Consumer stands al most alone and defenseless with nothing to protect him from predatory salesman except 33 government agencies and 22000 federal employes This is the message brought to us by a voluminous house subcommittee report on con sumer protection activities of federal government The report is necessarily voluminous because the sub committee found that the gov ernment carries on 103 activi ties which directly protect con sumer interests and 150 others which protect him indirectly Chairman L H Fountain D NC said the subcommittee un dertook the study because con sumers are almost completely unorganized and have no lobby ists or Washington representa tives to watch over their inter ests This may be true but it seems to me after reading the report that we consumers are better protected than some groups that do have lobbyists According to the subcommit tee the government spends about million a year to help keep us from getting tricked gypped hoodwinked c i t y slicked conned skinned taken in or otherwise defrauded That being the case I would like to know where the govern ment was last winter when I was that 1955 model car that was supposed to run like new The government protects us in many familiar ways such as insuring our bank accounts disputing the medicinal value of tobacco smoke and making sure the soap we buy doesnt give us a case of the hives It also protects us in ways that I hadnt realized we were being protected such as regulat ing anticholera serum for hogs and inspecting imported tea The government has five in spectors who are trained in the art of tea tasting last year they examined 44176657 pounds of the stuff That sounds like a pretty good job if you happen to like tea Among the more active con sumer protectors is the Federal Trade Commission One of its functions is to prevent furriers from putting mink labels on rab bitskin coats And vice versa The FTC recently accused a company advertising a lifetime battery charge additive of mak ing false claims The company however denied that lifetime implied the battery would stay charged for life It depends I suppose on whether they were talking about the life of the battery or the life of the battery owner Likewise on guard is the agriculture department which has issued regulations requir ing that chicken soup contain at least some trace of chicken The next thing you know well be finding simulated terrapins in our mock turtle soup All of this is fine with me but the greatest step forward is yet to be taken That will come when the government finds some way to protect us con sumers from ourselves NAVY HERO SAVES SUB Electricians mate first class John McGee Chula Vista Calif stands at the controls he operated at risk of his life when the submarine Charr with 78 aboard began to flood and was in danger of sinking in the Pacific McGee dogged down hatches to his station in the maneuver ing room of the sub and is credited with saving the vessel N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Megs baby due soon spokesman for Princess Margaret said that her first baby probably will be born at the end of next month or early in November Strike affects ports of tourists scram bled for airline accommodations to Hawaii and the Far East as the maritime strike paralyzed West Coast ports The Masters Mates and Pilots Union MMP posted pickets at 17 vessels in Los Angeles here Portland and Seattle and planned to picket other vessels now on the high seas as they returned to their home ports on the coast France Tunisia patch rift BIZERTE Tunisia France and Tunisia took another step on the road back toward settlement of differences that led to fighting around the French naval base here Under an agreement French soldiers will pull back from surrounding areasthey seized and Tunisia will leave access roads open between the base and the city of Bizerte US delays recognition WASHINGTON U S recognition of the new Syrian regime seemed out of the question until a lot more unfolds in the latest Middle East drama One impelling reason ruling out early establishment of formal ties was a U S desire to remain on good terms with President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the nowdisrupted United Arab Republic Rusk Gromyko meet again NEW YORK Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Soviet Foreign minister Andrei Gromyko held another Berlin crisis conference seeking to find if there is common ground for negotiations on the fu ture of the German city It was their third meeting in nine days ik German village cut off BERLIN Communist Police built a barbed wire circle around the village of Steinstuecken sep arating it from the grassy field where an American helicopter flew seven refugees to safety in West Ber lin last week Steinstuecken is in the American sector of West Berlin but is actually an enclave a mile in side the Soviet zone Charge denied by Nixon No deal he states LOS ANGELES VI Nixon denies he sought a se cret deal to get former Gov Goodwin J Knight out of the 1962 race for Californias Republican gubernatorial nomination False and libelous on its face the former vice president saic Friday of Knights charge That Nixon sent an emissary to offer Knight any state job he wanted if Knight withdrew No person representing me or authorized by me has made such a promise said Nixon Knight retorted I will disclose the name of Nixons pressure emissary and present my proof and witnesses at a public press conference within a very few days These were the latest develop ments in a dispute between Cali fornias two top Republicans ongsimmering feud that has come to a boil since Nixon an nounced his candidacy for gover nor Wednesday night Knight now a Los Angeles TV commentator claims Nixon en jineered the GOP maneuvering hat forced him to step aside as jovernor in 1958 to allow then US Sen William F KnowlanM to run for that office Knight ran for Rowlands Senate seat Both lost badly Knight Nixon de Nixon then vice presi dent wanted both men defeated so he could have unquestioned control of Californias Republican party The latest rupture in the never cordial relations between Nixon and Knight started in this fashion On the eve of Nixons na tionally televised news conferenc Wednesday night William A Munnell state Democratic chair man issued a statement claiming a Nixon friend offered Knight secret deal to withdraw from the race The next morning Knight tolc newsmen that he had been offered any state job he ing California chief a telephone call Sept 7 by a wealthy Republican friend of Nix ons Robert Finch Nixons 1960 cam paign manager termed Knights report totally preposterous The Democrats plagued by in raparty fights for years in Cali fornia obviously were happy at signs of an intramural GOP and quabble Democratic Gov Edmund G Brown expected to seek reelec ion suggested Nixon withdraw if Knights charges were true Then Nixon counterattacked Fri day In a statement telephoned to newsmen by aides in his law of fice Nixon said Mr Knights charge that an unnamed indi vidual representing me offered him a job to stay out of the race for governor is false and libelous on its face SAME DATEI9W410 Lock stock and records too Tammany Hall is dismantled NEW YORK politics you have to paraphrase an old saying Sticks and stones may break our bones and names can hurt us too For decades the New York County Democratic organization has been coupled with the name of Tammany Hailsometimes with reason and sometimes not Several weeks ago Mayor Robert F Wagner aided by re form groups smashed his way to a mayoral primary victory over Arthur Levitt who was backed by Tammany Leader Carmine De Sapio Now politically Tammany is a dead duck DeSapio is out and Edward F Cavanagh Jr is in M county committee chairman Friday the physical properties of Tammany were dismantled and the furniture moved uptown to new party headquarters From now on said Wagner its strictly the New York County Democratic Committee not Tam many He added We want a new look and atmosphere for the party in Manhattan But decree or no decree there is still the Society of Tammany which dates back 175 years to Aaron Burr who formed the pa triotic and fraternal historians protect the in terests of Irish immigrants In this century Tammany joint ly occupied headquarters with the County Democratic Committee on 14th street and 17th street Now the committees head quarters arc on 48th street Fri I days move was sudden Party records were taken along but not a lot of the old furniture and only one member of the old staff The new quarters are smaller and less expensive The old Society of Tammany still meets occasionally at the Democratic club at Madison Ave nue and 37th Street Ironically Tammanys name is a corruption too It was derived from Tammanend a preRevolu tionary Delaware Indian chief known for his wisdom benevo lence and love of freedom The only person of the old party staff being retained is Hubert Kelly 92 whose association with the party or no 68 years ago Regime in Syria expels Egyptians FALLOUT SHELTER AT welldrilling rig of Art and Dale Butts is at work on top of a vegetable storage cellar on the Sam Kennedy produce farm near Clear Lake digging a well during conversion of tine cellar to a fall out shelter The well is being dug through a ventilating shaft At right Art Butts watches the drilling process inside the cellar Heavy timbers are used to reinforce the roof during the drilling to support the truck on top Many being built on sly Much local interest in fallout shelters Rule by Nasser ended Coup is complete North lowans are becoming oncerned aboul Civil Defense and fallout shelters Boyd Arnold Cerro Gordo County Civil Defense chairman Mason City lire chief has een getting more calls about shelters in a single day during the last month than he did dur ng the entire year preceding Aug 13 Closing of the West Berlin Jast Berlin border on that date suddenly awakened local citi enry to the possibility of war hief Arnold believes I got 21 calls about Civil Defense one day recently be ween 8 am and 3 pm he old the GlobeGazette Thats more than I got in the year be ore the Reds closed the border n Berlin He has given two dozen talks on Civil Defense in the last month by request he esti mated He averaged about one month previously About a month ago the Cerro ordo Chapter of the American Red Cross began getting so many calls for Civil Defense in ormation and home shelter plans that they came to Chief Arnold for supplies During the last month the Red Jross office has distributed more than 50 such kits Chief Arnold said the two fire stations in Mason City had given out more than 150 in the period Those getting them had to make a trip either to the Red Cross chapter house or to one of the ire stations Mason City building contrac tors and materials dealers be Jeve many North lowans are Duilding fallout shelters under he guise of cisterns lockers rooms and the like A W Schultz manager of the Zeidler Concrete Co Clear ake is satisfied that shelters arc being built secretly He gets two or more orders for materials to build fallout shelters every day Schultz told members of the Home Builders Association at its meeting month There is no mistaking the materials he declared they meet the fallout shelter specifi cations I know what theyre using it for he said but they give all sorts of reasons for needing never mention shelters One man making no secret about building a fallout shelter is Sam Kennedy Clear Lake vegetable grower and grand father to seven children living in homes adjoining his own One of the largest shelters being constructed in the North Iowa area is the one Kennedy is building A 36 by 96 foot vege table storage shelter at his home just east of Clear Lake is being converted The earth covered storage area has re inforced concrete walls and ceiling Located about 150 feet east of the house the shelter will ac commodate 28 persons The COOL Iowa Clearing and colder Sat urday night lows in lower 30s northwest to 40s southeast Generally fair and cool Sun day highs in 50s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 52 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 42 Precipitation 162 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 36 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear take News 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News89 Latest Markets 9 The Surveyor 11 Society News12 Sports 1314 Comics17 North Iowa News 18 Butintss News 1910 Bowling News Pullout Section Kennedy family besides Mr and Mrs Kennedy includes sons Jim and Jack Jims three chil dren and Jacks four children Key personnel in the Kennedy operations also could be accom modated A hand pressure water sys em with inside overhead grav ity feed tank is being installed Art Butts and son Dale well diggers are now drilling the well A septic tank and toilet facilities will be added Ventilating shafts in the roof which have been used for cir culation of air during the vege table storage period have been capped with concrete The cave has its own cooling and heating system Plans for equipping it with iving essentials and food have not been completed The prob em of filtering air for fallout sarticles has not been solved The Kennedys are awaiting specifications to take care of hese items One Mason City contractor G E Platts has built a family size shelter at Rockford figured on supplying material for an other at Charles City and has supplied material for several in Mason City where the owners are building the shelters them selves He said he is figuring on a number of other shelters and that inquiries are increasing daily R T Andrews of the Andrews Concrete Products Supply Co said his firm is construct ing two shelters at the present time These are going into new homes where concrete is used for the floor They are not sup pliers of block for use in older homes At a meeting a week ago with Ben Fowler Des Moincs state director of civil defense the City Council of Mason City and the Cerro Gordo County board of supervisors agreed to appoint a fiveman civil defense com mission Its membership has not yet been announced There is no money for public shelters it was reported at that meeting but federal funds might be available if a project is set up BEIRUT Lebanon as new civilian regime raised the ag of the Syrian Arab Republic ver government buildings Satur ay and ordered the ouster of Egyptians in quick sequel to the evolt against Cairos rule All Egyptians civil and mili ary were instructed to present lemselves at military headquar ers Sunday for shipment home he order signed by the com mander of the Syrian Arab army vas broadcast by Radio Damas us This broadcast andanother an ouncing the flagraisings were nonitored in Beirut capital of neighboring Lebanon Premier Mamoun Kuzbari had announced dissolution of the mili ary group that boosted him to ower He promised democracy and constitutional rule Kuzbari has not yet proclaimed Syrias independence from Presi dent Nassers United Arab Repub lic in which it joined Egypt in February 1958 But the new flags flying over government offices in dicated this was just a technical The exact number of Egyptians in Syria is not known but there must be several thousand In ad dition to the hundreds of govern ment officials who serviced the nowsundered United Arab Repub lic in Damascus and other cities here were large numbers of Igyptians holding posts in the Syrian army There were several jnits believed composed entirely of Egyptian soldiers Egyptian women were asked to stay in their homes today for their own safety This and a previous communi que asking Syrians to stop staging demonstrations in support of the revolution indicated the leaders may have been worried about dis orders In Beirut the newspaper Lisan al Hal reported the new govern ment which was named only Fri day freed all political prisoners n Damascus There was no con firmation in Beirut of the report The government waited less than two days after Thursdays virtually bloodless coup to ask foreign diplomats in Damascus to seek recognition by their govern ments of the new Syrian regime Turkey and Jordan already have accorded recognition Iran was reported considering recogni tion and Iraq came to Syrias defense Ml four nations have long jeen wary of Nassers ambitions or a unified Arab state dominated by Egypt Premier Abdel Karim Kassem of Iraq Nassers major counter weight in the continuing Middle East struggle for power said in a speech in Baghdad that the Iraqi army was alerted to stand ready in the face of any foreigner if he tried to interfere in our brother country Syria1 MAMOUN KUZBARI   

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