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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Editedfir flw The BEGAZETTE VOL 102 Aswclated United Press International Full newspaper that makes oil North lowans HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 1962 7c a Consists of Two SectionsSection One swees France cfrft strikes Communists Friday threatened i more demonstrations after a wild night of ris in whicn eght persons were killed and hundreds injured accused the police of unbelievable savagery of fiercestreet fighting which erupted from a th Protesting the governments failure to quell the terrorists of the Secret Army Organization Interior Minister Roger Frey charged that Communists pro voked the bloodshed and de clared These people wanted trouble Rarely have such well organized bands of rioters at French pin es on ury New liner is the longest By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The era of luxurious ocean travel may be ending but if the French have anything to dowith it itwillbe ended with style The new million liner the France should bfe ample proof of that On the eve of what could be civil war the French are making a grand almost a baroque ges ture They are betting in the face of statistics that the age of the great ocean liner is not over It is a gamble that is to some extent hedged in that previous passenger accommodation a r rangements have been consider ably reworked but it is none theless a gamble The France arrived in the United Stafes Thursday on her maiden transAtlantic voyage sold out This meant that shecarried 1500 touristclass passengersand 500 firstclass passengers What is generally considered the predecessor of the France the Normandie carried 458 pas sengers in tourist class in first class and 665 in second class The Normandie was the all time giant 82799 tons But the France with only 66000 tons will be the longest passenger ship ever floated 1035 feet The gamble in the construction and operation of the France is that passengers will continue air travel across the Atlantic had outstripped travel by sea 1193 000 passengers by plane and937 000 by ship In the first three monthsof 1961 the ratio was even more disproportionate 257575 passengers by air 91300 by sea On the France the will be competitive with airline travel with a minimum oneway fare of The firstclass min imum willbe one way A heavy emphasis lias been placed on greater than usual deck space for touristclass passengers more comfortable cabins larger and better appointed public rooms and in general accommodations more like those of first class The French are not buying the theory that passengers who can afford the time for a sea voyage are not interested in speed During extensive sea trials in December the France clearly exceeded an average of 35 knots This compares with the existing records for ings made by the United States in its maidenpassages 3559 knots eastbound and 3451 west bound But in practice by agree ment there will be no speed competition between the France and the United States The France is pencil thin as liners go Because she is so long she wili be riding three waves at once thus reducing pitch Stabil izers cut the roll to two degrees even in heavy seas The Frances owners expect her to make money over a 20 year amortization period The expectation too is that the French line The Compagnie Generale Transatlantique will become more competitive than it has been throughout the postWorld War II period v The loss of the Normandie which burned at her pier in New York in 1942 was less than com pensated for by the Liberte the former German which was ceded to France in 1946 as a war reparation The Liberte is now being broken up for scrap metal the usual fate of those great gallant ships which ply tht Atlantic tacked the security forces The Communists backed by other leftwing parties and non Communist trade unions retal iated with a threat to call a gen eral strike during the funerals of Thursday nights victims The nonCommunist Socialist splinter party led by former Premier Pierre MendesFrance demanded the resignation of Paris police Chief Maurice Pa pon and the dismissal of Frey The party claimed many of its members were among the in jured While the mobs of leftists surged through the streets bat tling police terrorists of the antiDe Gaulle Secret Army Or ganization set off a dozen or more plastic bombs in scattered sections of the capital As usual the bombers got away Communist party offices and printing plants were attacked One bomb badly damaged the Paris office of the Soviet news agency Tass in a building owned by the Soviet Embassy A wom an worker at one publishing firm was injured The skirmishes raged over much of easternParis with the heaviest fighting on the vast ex panse of the historic Place de la Bastille birthplace of theFrench Revolution in 1789 Tough workers from the factory districts bombarded the helmeted police with paving blocks ripped up from the streets gratings and iron bolts A barrage of bottles rained down from windows and balconies r De Gaulle under the constitu tion can take over virtual dicta torial powers if he judges the coun try to be in danger He hinted in an address to the nation last Monday that hemightbe forced to use emergency powers Across the Mediterranean in CHEWED Actress Jayne Mansfield in a hospital at Nas sau shows a rash of insect bites on her legs which proved that whatever else actually were a lot of bugs where she stayed Wed nesday night The 28yearold blonde was on top of the clouds after what she and her husband Mickey Hargitay said was a dreadful night spent on a coral reef after their boat over turned Algeria the daily slaughter went on with and Moslems wreaking vengeance on each other Eleven persons were ists 12TH ATEST WASHINGTON WVTJ S sci entists have fired another nu clear device underground at the Nevada test site The test was the 12th announced since the United States resumed under ground testing Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 8 to 12 degrees above normal Saturday through next Wednesday Nor mal highs are from 28 to 38 and normal lows from 10 to 18 degrees It will be warmer Saturday colder Sunday or then warmer Tues day or Wednesday Precipita tion will average 10 to 30 of an inch in rain or snow Sun day or Monday North Iowa Mostly cloudy with occasional light snow andcolder Friday night lows 1015 Partly cloudy slightly warmer Satur day highs in lower 30s Iowa Cloudy east clearing west Friday night with occasiona light snow northeast a little colder lows 1015 north 1520 south Generally fair and a lit tie warmer Saturday highs in the 30s Further siderable cloudiness with rain or snow likely Sunday Minnesota Variable cloudiness light snow little temperature change Highs Saturday in 30s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum is Minimum 4 At 8 am 16 Precipitation Snow Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 21 News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Erbe packs them in Iowa Gov Norman Erbe had to make his speech twice here as he addressed about 900 persons gathered for the Lancaster County Kepublican organizations annual Lincoln Day fund raising banquet The crowd was too large for any one dining room and the banquet was served ballrooms at two separate hotels Air restriction defied BERLIN The Western allies have defied a Soviet attempt to restrict traffic in the three air cor ridors to isolated West Berlin Tiroshelps spot ice fields WASHINGTON The Weather Bureau said that striking pictures by Tiros IV suggest that satellites can aid shipping by spying out the move ment and breakup of ice fields in the northern sea lanes Fallout shelter proposal WASHINGTON The administration proposed that the federal government pay a percentage of the cost of building public fallout shelters but not for those m homes Under the proposal the maximum federal incentive payment would be per shelter space That is the federal would not run more than for each person to be accommodated in the shelter Chile denounces Castro UNITED NATIONS Chile denounced Cubas aggression charges against the United States and supported attion against Fidel Castros government voted by the Organization of American States Chile was one of the soft six which abstained in the vote at Punta Del Este on the U S demand to expel Cas tro s regime from tho hemispheric organization leftists Outbursts are flops TOKYO F Ken nedy toured leftist strongholds in the Tokyo area Friday and came away with his ears ringing from shouts of Kennedy Long live Kennedy Communist attempts to muster big demon strations against the US attor ney general flopped Kennedy encountered only a few of the Communists usua Go Home signs as he visited a Tokyo factory and the smoky Kawasaki industrial area south o the capitai The demonstrators that have shadowed him failed to spoil the last full day of his six day visit to Japan President Kennedys brother 36 leaves Saturday for Hong Kong the next stop on his globe girdling goodwill tour and said he would take with him a warm feeling for the Japanese people Cheering workers a brass band and fluttering Japanese anc American flags greeted Kennedy at an electric plant where 10 Japanese Communist party cells had distribufed hundreds of anti American leaflets Arrangements had been made to whisk Kennedys bus through the plant gate shpuld the Commu nists succeed in mustering large numbers of demonstrators Bu there was no sign of hostility Kennedy walked between long lines of women employes who cheered andwaved flags A com pany brass band struck up The Stars and Stripes Forever Ken nedy smiled broadly shook hands with the musicians At a steel company he ran into about50 shouting demonstrators outside but as departed hun dreds workers shouted en thusiastically banzai Kennedy banzai v small cluster of Communists waving red flags and shouting Go Home Yankee greeted Ken nedy at his next stop but he paic them little heed and walked with in 10 yards of them while smil ing and shaking hands with work ers Kennedy also got together with leaders of Japans giant leftisi Sohyo Council of Trade Unions who said they believed that the United States is imperialistic and run by monopoly capitalism In a lively exchange with Sdh yo SecretaryGeneral Akira Iwai Kennedy asked What abou Hungary and Tibet Do you con sider the Soviet Union is imperi alistic Iwai indicated he believed this was different from monopoly cap Iwai who has visited the United States conceded many social improvements have been made there but said basically monopoly capitalism hasn changed in the United States since the time of Adam Smith Kennedy given BSA swim award WASHINGTON UPI The Boy Scouts gave President Ken nedy their mile swim certifi cate for his heroic 3 mile swim towing a wounded crew man in World War II Kennedy made the swim through enemywaters after his PT boat was rammed by a Ja panese destroyer The Presi Jent burst into laughter when ie read the inscription on the certificate This is to certify that John Fitzgerald Kennedy swam a full mile under safe conditions and has qualified for mile swim BSA RAPS EMOTIONALISM DES MOINES WVGov Frank 3 Morrison of Nebraska said icre Thursday that student sit n demonstrations and peace marches are emotional outbursts like panty raids He spoke to 10 students at Drake University on The Role of the Student in Politics Steaks weient withoutaucceas to control More data on SAME US learns they made major gains WASHINGTON AP dentKennedys top disarmament adviser reported Friday that the Soviet Union achieved some substantial gains in nuclear weapons development in its long series of test explosions last fall Disarmament Director William 1 Foster said the Soviet ac omplishment has become clear to US officials only in the last month His words indicated either that the United States has come into rossession of new intelligence in formation or fhat fresh conciu ions have recently been reached jy the scientists analyzing such nfprmation Foster made his statement about Soviet test results in a etter to the Washington Post which gave further indication hat the Kennedy administration s moving steadily toward a de cision within the next few weeks o order atmospheric testing of JS nuclear weapons Foster referred to the sub stantial gains made by the Soviet testers and weapons de velopers One more such advantage hat is another long and intensive series after a period of no test ng on either side during which hey extrapolated the results of hese tests and on that basis ecretly prepared for new tests might actually give them a super ority in the antimissile or other trategic areas which their mili ary interest would find hard not o exploit Soviet hopes for military dom nance Foster said seem to in dicate that they will press for an ther moratorium on testing dur ng which they would make secret preparations for a second test cries aimed at such a lead in the mclear arms race Foster said it seems logical for he Soviets to followsuch tactics eeking a new moratorium be ore our own atmospheric tests could restore the original margin if our lead The implication that the US ead actually has been narrowed constituted an argument that at mospheric tests of American weapons obviously are necessary 4 Romneys decision near He fasts and prays DETROIT W George Rpmney American Motors Corp presdent fasted and prayed Friday as he pondered vvhettier to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Michigan Romney 54 plans to announce his decision Saturday morn ing Intimate friends disclosed that Romney had begun a 24 hour fast They said he made a practice of fasting before mak mg any important decision in personal and business affairs Contacted in Lansing where he was attending the constitu tional convention as a delegate Romney confirmed he was fast ing He said he would return to his Bloomfield Hills home out side later to seek guidance beyond that of man Romney is president of the Detroit Stake diocese of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints His titfe is equiv alent to bishop On the inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 5 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets7 Clear Lake News 8 Sports910 Society News 1314 Comicsv 11 5 Transit Schedule 16 North Iowa News 18 TV Guide Pullout Section GHANA GETS LOAN WASHINGTON World Bank has formally agreed to end Ghana million to help finance the giant Volta River power project Mother will gef to keep swimming pool ST PAUL Minn The Minnesota mother of 10 chil dren who won a swim ming pool in a television pro gram has won her case to con tinue receiving welfare aid for her family Mrs Elna Sawicki of St Paul had been cut off from aid payments of a month last summer after she won the swimming pool Thurs day Morris Hursh Minnesota commissioner of public welfare ordered the Ramsey County Welfare Board to reinstate her grants of aid to dependent chil dren Deluge outlasts closes schools Los Angeles to get more BOM OUR W1HE SERVICES LOS ANGELES The tor rainstorm that has pound ed southern California since Vednesday resulted Friday in the closing of all Los Angeles ity schools There was no clearing in sight or the storm already responsi ble for two deaths and the evac uation ofhundreds of residents in lowlying areas as the rains continued to pound the area The U S Weather Bureau describing the storm as a sysr tern of fronts funneling right into our area with the heaviest rain in half a dozen years fore cast an additional24 inches of rain during the neit 24 hours Some 675000 students at 581 city schools got an unexpected day off when the board of educa tion ordered the schools closed because of hazardous flooding conditions Falling rocks and mud slides closed canyon and coastal roads or restricted traffic to single lanes Only slight slides oc curred in the Bel AirBrentwood area scene of a disastrous fire that destroyed 456 homes last November Traffic on the newlyopened Golden State Freeway neas Elysian Park wasrestricted to one lane when mud and rocks tumbled across the pavement Precipitation was widespread and rangedl in amounts from more than eight inches to a spattering at Palm Desert where former President Eisen hower is vacationing opanga vfiGanypn of aririg brush fires in past than six inches pf rainfall The low lying areas ofthe cityr including Haw thorne Gardena and Inglevyood had more thanfour inches Los Angeles airport jwith a storm total of 468 had a season total of 1066 compared to a nor mal at this time of 750 Some teenagers have caused already harassed police addi tional trouble by putting togeth ermakeshift rafts and floating down sometimesdry Los An geles River or other rain choked flood control channels Fresh covering of light snow crosses Iowa A fresh covering of snow offered new reminder Friday that win ter is far from over in Iowa Spencer and Mason City re ceived an inch of snow and lesser amounts fell at Des Moines Bur lington Sioux City and Cedar Rap ids The Weather Bureau said only additional snow flurries were like y Friday as skies become partly cloudy Temperatures Friday should be much like Thursday when highs varied from 18 at Cedar Rapids and Mason Cityto 31 at Council Bluffs High readings Saturday will be above the freezing mark Mason Citys 17 was the state ow Friday morning and Sioux ity had the warmest overnight ow of 27 Similar readings are expected Friday night HOMES FLOODED BY CALIFORNIA Photofax v section ot the Los Angeles suburb of r brought by south Gavdena In some places water was era California s heaviest storm in years eight feet deep All Los Angeles public surrounds these homes and cars in a schools were closed
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