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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Hw VOL100 AMOcUtW PrtM v SON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors International uu Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25 1961 Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On No 14 War rice and the Mekong U S stake in Viet Nam By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Republic Day South Viet Nams independence day is observed on Thursday It is also the day of the full moon in that area which is dis tressed by floods The full ex tent of the damage in the tern porary sea created in three prov inces of South Viet Nams broad plain will not be known until the tides created by the moon recede War and rice those ancient staples of Southeast Asia cer tainly will decide the destiny of South Viet Nam It is a destiny in which Americans have a great stake perhaps a good deal greater than most of them un derstand In Southeast Asia the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem is a principal client of the United States Aidof all types from 1954 through June cameto about billion This is on top of aid previously extended to all of IndoChina The rate was ac celerated after Vice President Johnsons visit last May as was the buildup of the Vietnamese army Mort important South Viet Nam is generally considered far more strategic militarily than Laos The idea of sending USj troops there is considerably more longstanding than gen erally realized As long ago as May 5 President Kennedy said that the use of US troops was a mattet still under considera tion Curiously the whole idea of the risk of war involved has been met with apathy by the American public There has been nothing like the outcry that followed the suggestion in April 1954 by Vice President Nixon that American forces might have to be sent to Indo China This despite a rather general understanding as for mer President Eisenhower ex pressed no great coun try can have a small war The situation in South Viet Nam will become a good deal clearer when the 2500square mile floods recede and the mon soon ends The rains usually cease by early November Aside from more than 1 million peo ple in acute distress because of the floods the fate of the Viet Cong Vietnamese Communist rebels is unknown These had been reported prior to the flood to have been esca lating from guerrilla forces to units of battalion strength or greater This was taken to presage war on a scale much heavier than any seen so far The Viet Cong occupy the least desirable areas of Viet Nam Its more than possible as Ar thur Z Gardiner director of the US economic aid mission sug gested that the rebels have lost their stored grains arms fac tories and other jungle facili ties Grain is a real problem South Viet Nams rice surplus for next than 300000 probably been de stroyed by flooding And if he has the men Ho Chi Minh of North Viet Nam will probably try to grab what is left of the October harvest As the result of crop failures and the seem ingly inevitable Communist ag ricultural m i s m a n agement North Viet Nams rice supply has dwindled to the point where one American correspondent de scribes the need as desper ate It is ironic that the Mekong River which has destroyed those hundreds of thousands of rice should be one of Southeast Asias greatest potential natural resources Comprehensive de velopment of the 2600mile Me kong one of the 10 longest riv ers in the world has been under consideration since 1951 ALL IN A MOTHERS David Kennedy center playfully reaches behind his mother to tip her bowler hat over her eyes causing her to grab for it Mother is Mrs Robert F Kennedy wife of the attorney gen Photofax wearingher riding costume after com peting in a hunter class event at the opening of the Washington Internation al Horse Show At left is Marey Court ney Kennedy Davids sister Below Mrs Kennedy shows good form as she reins eral who retired to the family box still her mount over a hurdle K and K should meet now Gromyko tells Red Congress FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES MOSCOW Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko made a strong plea Wednesday for negotiations between Premier Nikita Khrush chev and President Kennedy it was learned Let Kennedy and Khrushchev preside not over a world catas trophe but over negotiations for SAME DATE1WO4M N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Gen Taylor is hopeful BANGKOK Thailand Gen Maxwell D Taylor flew here after a weeks factfinding mission in South Viet Nam that left him very much encouraged about that proWestern governments chance of beat ing back Communist guerrilla assaults Taylor Presi dent Kennedys special military adviser said he feels South Viet Nam has the resources to cope with the threat Teamsters office blasted NORTH MIAMI Fla A heavy explosion that police called a dynamite blast tore apart a concrete block building housing1 the office of a Teamsters Union local There were no injuries Cose of missing housewife LINCOLN Mass Martin Risen returned from a convention to learn that his pretty wife had myster iously vanished from their fashionable home leav ing behind their two children and signs of a bloody struggle The kitchen from which Joan Risch 31 disappeared was splattered with blood a telephone was ripped from the wall and a directory was opened tothe emergency pages Luthuli award criticized JOHANNESBURG South Africa Prime Min ister Hendrik F Verwoerds own newspaper con demned award of the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize to banished Zulu chief Albert Luthuli as an inexplic able pathological phenomenon Nevertheless belief is growing that Luthuli will be granted a passport to travel in December to accepthis prize andcollect the prize X an improvement in SovietAmer ican relations Gromyko told the days 22nd Soviet Communist party congress Gromyko said the Soviet Union would welcome any action Not led astray by labelling Wives are too smart to tool WASHINGTON gro cery chain executive said Wed nesday most of his customers are pretty astute and dont need too much protection from packaging and labelling al legedly designed to fool them The overwhelming major ity of shoppers build a set of very effective rating systems on which to choose among products brands and package sizes said J Arnold Ander son a Safeway Stores vice president and manager of the Washington division Dorothy S Wheeler of Green belt Md Consumer Services Inc had a different idea I would guess that it is rather difficult to fool todays housewife about quality but I do think she is often being badly fooled as to how much she is paying to obtain that quality she said Both statements were in tes timony at the resumption of hearings by the Senate Anti trust subcommittee on decep tive packaging practices The group heard consumer com plaints in June that the label ling and design of packages often are misleading Sen Philip A Hart DMich in charge of the hearings said the subcommittees goal was to assist the ethically minded manufacturer and the harassed housewife He said the earlier hearings showed that the shopper faces an unduly difficult if not im possible task as she wheels her cart up and down the aisles of the supermarket She is not able to reward with her dollars the most effi cient producer the one who of fers the better product at a lower price Hart said Witnesses called for the three days of hearings included mid dlemen in the billion pack aging industry representing retailers wholesalers research ers and label designers In mid December the manufacturers will have their say E Ber incidents mount Michigan State coeds find A pass isnt romantic EAST LANSING Mich UPI Two things are mighty important at Michigan State and coeds So it is only natural that this mighty midwestern university whose team is ranked No 1 in the nation has started a special coeds football Between such everyday classes as chemistry English and political science the girls are being offered the Saturday special The course is strictly for beginners campus beauties who may think a pass has to do with romance The teacher is a 27yearold bachelor Hank Bullough states defensive line coach While some of the girls may be shocked to discover that the players wear padding under their shirts Bullough said he hoped the class would boost interest and female understand ing of football So far there has been only one dissenting voice to the gridiron class for girls only Foul cried head coach Duffy Daugherty It isnt fair The head coach should handle such a class Russian Ab lasts continue FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES Russia exploded a new atomic bomb Wednesday in the face of a mounting wave of worldwide pro tests against its nuclear testing Swedens Uppsala seismologica institution said the explosive force of the new blast was equal to a few megatons of TNT or abou onetenth of the strength of Mon days big blast But news of the latest test trig gered another round of protests and outcries in Sweden Experts said that while Wednesdays ex plosion was small compared with Mondays blast it still was in the megaton range and would add to the already high degree of radioactivity in the atmosphere Parliaments royalty and prime ministers joined ordinary citizens n expressing alarm over the Rus sians continued nuclear testing and their big superbomb Demon strators marched through the treets of European cities At United Nations the UN olitical Committee bru shed side repeated procedural road locks and voted to consider mmediately an urgent appeal o the Soviet Union for cancel ation of the 50megaton hy drogen bomb explosion The action in the 101nation committee came after a stormy hour debate The chairman Ambassador Mario Amadeo of Argentina repeatedly gavelled delegates down and warned i r hat the chair would not tolcri GlobeGazette weather data upsPianist when he played The American officer re North Iowa Fair diminishing winds and colder Wednesday night with frost or freezing temperatures lows 2532 Fair and warmer Thursday highs 5462 Iowa Fair and colder Wednes day night with frost over state and below freezing temperatures west and north lows 20 ex treme northwest to 35 extreme southeast Fair and mild Thursday highs in the 60s Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy near normal temperatures Fri day Minnesota Fair and warmer Highs Thursday in 50s Concert delayed Mason City bows to President The first of the Mason City Community Concert series has been postponed indefinitely Pianist Eugene List and violin ist Carroll Glenn were scheduled to give a concert here Nov 1 to open the season Tuesday Mrs John Vance executive vice presi dent of the association received a telegram asking that the con cert be postponed to some later mutually acceptable date Troops put on alert BERLIN US Army roops in Berlin were placed on general alert for six hours Wed nesday in the midst of seesawing over the right of Americans to en ter East Berlin Ten US tanks were brought up to the wall divid ing the city At one stage the Army sent troops with fixed bayonets into East Berlin to enforce American insistence on the right of Ameri can civilians to enter the sector Later the East Germans turned back two US sightseeing and were allowed to get away with it the Army explained be cause women aboard the buses might be imperiled East Berlin border guards stepped aside when armed US military police escorted an Amer can civilian car into the Com munist sector A few hours later the guards entry to two US Army iightseeing buses which had no armed escort The buses turned back to West Berlin near a spot where Ameri can tanks and armored personnel carriers were stationed with guns pointed at theEast German po lice The East German police held up the buses carrying US mili tary personnel and civilians for more than an hour demanding that the officer in charge identify List made headlines and behis passengers to authorities of i came known as the Potsdam the Communist East German re late any obstructionism 8 am Wednesday from the United States in this Amadeo was accused in turn direction by Communist Romania of try According to persons inside ing to gag the delegates and of the Kremlins Palace of Con gresses Gromyko said Kennedy is a Democrat as was the late President Franklin D Roosevelt Gromyko pleaded for a return to what he called the tested policies of the Roosevelt era which would be a benefit to both people Earlier Wednesday Moscow radio said Americas claim to be able to strike a crushing nu clear counterblow is warmon gering that doesnt frighten the Soviet Union The broadcast replied to Dep uty Defense Secretary Roswell L Gilpatric who said last week that the United States second nuclear blow in a war would be as good as the Soviet Unions first In a fit of hysterics said the broadcast beamed to North America Gilpatric went so far as to threaten the whole world with the USAs nuclear supremacy Who can be frightened by all this Perhaps former President Eisenhower who recently ex pressed the desire to have an atom bomb shelter built on his farm Eisenhower said in Newark NfJ last week that he had been urged to build a fallout shelter on his Gettysburg Pa farm as an example for the rest of the nation But he added that he iad not done so because he hought this would alarm peo ple I violating committee rules The Soviet Union charged that the move to give priority to the 50 megaton bomb question was in spired by NATO and it urged Amadeo not to be a party to such a maneuver Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 61 37 41 51 34 JPresident Truman Churchill andjfused Stalin during World War II when in an earlier incident the East List was in Army uniform Germans refused to allow two Now he has been invited byjAmerican civilians in an Army President Kennedy to give a con cert in the White House Nov 1 at licensed private car to pass through the checkpoint without which Mr Truman will be theidentification But the US com mand ignored the East Germans honored guest So Mason City bows out to the White House NUCLEAR FALLOUT FLOWS EAST AP Photolnx Zemlya region in the Artie The fallout and sent the car through with the armed escort in assertion of al lied rights to free movement in Berlin Then in a gesture of concilia tion the US commander said it was temporarily restricting the passage of American civilian ve hicles into East Berlin The announced American re striction on movements to East Berlin apparentlyapplied only to civilian vehicles The buses were US Army vehicles carrying mil litary personnel although there were about 20 persons in civilian clothes including two women in the lead bus The second bus had about six passengers in US Air Force uniforms Both the United States and Brit ain moved tanks up to the border in a show of force during the day Ten US Patton tanks and an other armored personnel carrier rolled up to stations at the Fried richstrasse crossing point the only one open to allied personnel Tht British movMJ a second company of infantry three Cen turion tanks and supporting arms into the Tiergarten a wooded area opposite the sector border near the Brandenburg Gate The British normally maintain a com based on one released by passed over parts of Japan Wednesday troops in the area and an 11 rtrt 11r j v i ji 1 ii iji IL nir the US Weather Bureau shows path of radioactive fallout from Russias hiig Oct 23 blast over the Novaya and headed eastward over the Pacific Ocean The initial fallout of radioactive dust fell on parts of Russia army spokesman called the rein forcements precautionary The French dispatched a milila   

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