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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited IT v GLOBE VOL 102 Tht newspaper that makes all North lowans Uolua Pres ruU uare We MASON CTY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22 1962 HOME EDITION neigh bors 7c a Paper ConsWs of Two SectionsSection A world series in football Big lawsuit is pending By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON What could emerge from the professional football squabble which in volves potentially the biggest lawsuit in sports Kistory is a football World Series or more properly an interleague cham pionship game The suit has been lodged by the infant American Football League with two season be hind it against the beef trust National Football League which is 40yearsold The AFL accuses the NFL of monopolistic practices The suit is for triple damages total ing SIOOSOOOO If the amount sued for were awarded NFL team owners would be soaked over each you could hear George Preston Marshall the ebullient proprietor of Wash ingtons tame Redskins at least as far as Los Angeles The principal charge against the NFL is that by expanding from 12 to 14 teams in 196061 it was attempting to keep the newer league from entering pro fessional football In addition the NFL is accused of discredit ing American League owners players and coaches threaten ing to blacklist A m e r i c a nS Leagueplayers expanding tele vision networks and hindering efforts of the new teams to get playing facilities To all this the NFL is saying only We will deny all the material al legations of the complaint Denial may not even b neces sary In its collective wisdom the US Supreme Court con sistently has taken the view that professional sports are just fun and garnet not business This is a mindset encouraged by baseball and football c 1 u b owners who to the nonlegal eye form what are as close to cartels as anything short of a European s o c i e te anonyme Still and all the judge may say that even if the NFL did do all those nasty things they werent crimes And North Jowa Increasing cloudi ness and warmer with light snow beginning late Thurs day night lows in low to mid teens Increasing southeast winds Thursday night becom ing northeast and causing considerable blowing anc drifting show Snow and nol so cold Friday highs in low 20s Iowa Snow beginning Thursday night and increasing over state Friday with heavy snow Accepts bid by NlkltQ Wants prompt space talks WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Kennedy has challenged So viet Premier Khrushchev to waste no time in proving he favors joint efforts to explore outer space j I think it is particularly im aiaic Wllll Jltrctvy bnUW nvuiai ty uil and near blizzard now before space be likely northwest by Friday evening Increasing southeast erly winds Thursday night becoming northeasterly with considerable blowing and drifting snow Friday Warm er Thursday night lows 10 northwest to near 20 south cast Colder northwest Friday highs northwest to near 30 southeast Farther out creasing cloudiness with northerly wind and turning colder Saturday Minnesota Cloudy sno comes devoted to uses of war Kennedy said at his news confer ence Wednesday Khrushchev had sent a message congratulating the United States on Astronaut John H Glenn Jrs triple orbit of the globe and sug gesting the two governments com bine resources to explore outer space Less than four hours after the conference the White House made public a direct reply to Khrushchev In it Kennedy ex pressed hope that at a very early date our representatives unnesora uioudy snow uul windy Continued cold highs may meet to discuss our ideas in t anfi Vntirs in a cnfrif nf Friday around 10 above GlobeGazette weather data up o 3 am Thursday Maximum Minimum Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 20 2 07 1 in snow 42 10 even if some of them were crimes they may not be monopolistic crimes and hence may not be made triple damages Now its hardly being to yield ad mitted by anybody aloud but the possibilities other than con viction or acquittal are settle ments out of court These could take the form of a folding the nonprofitable AFL teams and taking the others into the NFL fold perhaps with some indemnity to the departing franchise holders to make and yours in a spirit of practical cooperation He added the United States j would come up with new anc concrete proposals for joint en terprises that could be undertaken without delay Kennedy opened hisnews con ference with a statement noting that twice before he had offeree the same of proposition jKhrusbchev advanced But the President called the Soviet pre miers move an encouraging sign for international cooperation Glenns memorable flight anc the possibility of USSoviet co operation in space dominated the halfhour meeting with newsmen But in answering questions Ken nedy also disclosed a special board of inquiry is determining whether U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers violatedthe contract un der which he made his illfated reconnaissance flight over the Soviet Union on May 1 1960 Kennedy said there was no Theevidence so far that Powers did not comply with his contract He added that he thought he coulc make a more final judgment at the next news conference Government officials have inter rogated Powers in secret ever since he was released Feb 10 in a prisoner exchange with the So viets As for the chance of lowering barriers between the Unitec States and the Soviet Union on space projects Kennedy said this country would be happy to dis cuss cooperation at the United Na tions or anywhere else But he in sisted cooperation would have to be genuine And he acknowledged there is no more assurance now than ever that the Soviets are willing to transform general ex pressions of togetherness into specific agreements Cabinet post is killed WASHINGTON CAP 1 House has torpedoed President Kennedys plan to establish a Cabinetlevel department of urban affairs But he says there will be such a department sooner or later The lopsided 264150 House vote Wednesday also killed Kennedys plans to put a Negro Robert C Weaver in the Cabinet for the first time Weaver now head of the Housing and Home Finance Agency would have become the urban affairs secretary In turning back Kennedys re organization proposal 111 Demo crats mostly Southerners joined 153 Republicans Thirteen Repub licans crossed over to support the President voting with 137 Demo crats for the plan At his news conference Kennedy blamed his expected but stunning The conference was Kennedys isetback on sectionalism HIVi utt amends for their losses or He said If we in this country recognition from the NFL n began to adopt the sstem tht in as many weeks adopt the system tht AJVQnCe DUDUC WOrKS game andjvoted against those things which the form of a common playereveryone who lives in a city area A vr game and voted aSainst those things which an A a LK FL championshipjwere of assistanceto the fanner Program Under Study game who comes fron WASmNGTON Xp When sounded out by the WashingtonPost Pete Rozelle NFL commissioner said he knew of no discussions that would bring about an outof court settlement but admitted that the NFL already had spent about on the suit since last April This amount of money is looked upon with dis taste by NFL owners when it is outlay rather than intake It like owners of the baseball National League that brought the Amer a rural areavoted against those policies which provided a better life for people in the city this country would come to a grinding was monopolistic cartel cooperation among the ican League into being In 1899 the National League proposed to reduce from 12 to 8 teams Whereupon Byron Bancroft Ban Johnson president of the strong Western Association or ganized teams in the abandoned cities and formed the American League N The early days of the rivalry between the two leagues was a periodA of unequaled raiding Fearful of losing even more players owners of the National League teams led by A G Spalding reached an agreement in 1903 with the American League And that fall the two pennant winners the Pittsburg spelled without an h then Nationals and the Boston Amer icans met in the first real World Series It could happen in football halt Expressing regret that Congress had rejected the plan Kennedy said he still regarded creation of such a department vitally impor tant I dont think it is so much the administrations loss as it is a loss for the cities and the coun try he said In a statement blistering the1 Republican party as ob structionist Democratic Nation al Chairman John M Bailey took no note of the heavy Democratic vote against the plan If Demo crats had gone down the line for the President his proposal would have gone through Battle Line a publication of the Republican National Committee again accused Kennedy of at tempting to becloud the issue Kennedys invitation for 0 sional critics of his antirecession program to come up with one oi their own prompted a Republican proposal Thursday Senate GOP Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois said that while he is not convinced present eco nomic safeguards are insufficient he thinks Congress might set up an advance public works program it could order into operation in recession with a cynical appeal to racial prejudice Battle Line said Ken nedy emerges from the urban affairs fiasco as a man struck down by a boomerang The publication said Kennedy had injected a false race issue when he said he would appoint Weaver to head the department NO TAX CUT NOW WASHINGTON UP Presi nt Kennedy said Wednesday that for the present there is not a chance of a tax reduc tion GIVE generously to your newspaperboy to keep RADIO FREE EUROPE on the air rm in Third sno week aimed at Iowa LUNCH TIME ON GRAND TURK naut John Glenn has lunch at Grand Turk Is land where he is undergoing post flight examinations after his space trip Glenn are astronaut Don Astronaut Glenn is coming home Photo tax Slayton third from left and Dr William Douglas right foregroundthe astronauts physician Others are unidentified1 CAPE CANAVERAL Ma AP high school band polished its instruments The mayor pre pared a specialproclamation The Chamber of Commerce readied a big red white and blue Welcome home John banner The nearby town of Cocoa Beach whichprides itself as Spacetown was getting set to let go Friday with a big openarms greeting to Astronaut John H Glenn Jrfirst American to orbit the earth The joy was tinged slightlywith disappointment N ews in a utshell FBOM OUB WIRE SERVICES Train smashup CALL Colombia A passenger train with 87 California maritime academy trainees aboard collided headon with a diesel locomotive Rail way executives said there were at least 100 casualties including four Americans who were in jured The cadets were from the training ship Golden Bear which docked in the Pacific coast port of Buenaven tura Feb 19 Tax charges HAMMOND Ind Twelve present and form er Lake County officials will be arraigned on in come tax charges The defendants include May or George Chacharis Gary Sheriff Peter Man dich and five members of the 1955 Hammond City Council accused of receiving S226686 i n payoffs from construc tion companies and fail ing to report them on their returns for 1955 58 Reds confess Soviet government acknowl edged for the first time the existence of convicted spy Col Rudolph Abel who was exchanged by the US for U2 pilot Francis Powers After years of public silence on Abel a government news paper printed a letter from his wife and daugh ter thanking Premier Khrushchev for arrang ing his freedom The hppedPresi make a quick inspection before dent Kennedy would ride through returning to Palm Beach on Ais way fo greet Glenn at Glenn is still on Grand Turk the cape But word got around Island in theBahamas winding Wednesday that the President up a series of exhaustive checks planned to bypass Cocoa Beach in which doctors and psycholo and fly right to this missile test gists are trying to gauge how he centerto give Glenn a medal and was affected by prolonged weight lessness and other phenomena of On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 67 Society News 101112 Sports1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 North Ipwa News20 Transit Schedule 22 tin j iiticiy ucw And they were going prestige reachesthere guests of Kennedy on Blizzard knifed out of his plane bound from Washington into northern Montana to Palm Beach where it closed schools through rttlf tfiA Photofax THEYLL WED ON SATURDAY Television per former Billy Barty 37 poses with his bridetobe Shirley Bolingbroke 28 left at the marriage license bureau in Los Angeles Barty who plays the part of Barry on the Peter Gunn show is 3 feet 11 inches tall MissBolingbroke a commercial artist is 4 feet 3 inches tall Theyll be married on Saturday in sub urban Studio City The couple met two years ago at a convention of The Little People of America in Las Vegas Another 4 to 5 inches High winds anticipated A warming trend spread across Iowa Thursday in the wake of a night of subzero cold but forecasters warned that win ter is aiming its third storm in a week at the snowbeleaguered state A heavy snow warning with nearblizzard conditions was is sued for west and north Iowa for Friday Four to five inches or more new snow was predicted for the northern counties where storms last weekend and early this week dumped up to 20 inch es of snow on some sections It was disheartening news for snow removal crews who have been working around the clock to catch up with the earlier heavy snows From two to three inches of new snow vas expected in other parts of Iowa with northerly winds of 20 to 40 miles an hour causing considerable blow ing and drifting as they hurl a new blast of cold air into the state Sioux Cityhad the states icy low of minus 16 early Thursday and overnight readings ranged up to 18 above at Davenport Mason City had 2 above Under fair to partly cloudy skies temperatures worked up ward toward highs of 15 to 25 Thursday Southeasterly winds were expected to provide con siderably warmer temperatures Thursday night with lows by Friday morning ranging from 10 northwest to near 20 south east As the winds switch back to The astronauts wife two chilthe nortQ Friday northwestern dren parents and inlaws were sectlons will have high readings b head South Thursday for their of 10 1S whUe mercury J 1 m f 1171 II f 11 JlWvi XI flight in space So far Glenns condition has checked out as excellent reunion with the Marine lieuten ant colonel Friday The President will climb to near 30 in the southeast before the new storm out the area Blizzard warnings invited along went out across Wyoming Colo wviijj VMJ J Glenns wife Annie their son cado the Dakotas Nebraska David16 and daughter Lyn 14 Kansas and Iowa his parents Mr and Mrs John H Glenn Sr and Dr and Mrs H W Castor Mrs Glenns father and mother From Palm Beach the astro nauts relatives were due to fly here aboard an Air Force plane with the President following on Friday At his news conference Wednes day Kennedy called Glenns mis sion a magnificent achieve ment The President said it goes far beyond our own timeand our own country The success of this flight the new knowledge it will give us and the new steps which can now be undertaken will affect life on this planet for many years to come he said Cocoa Beach which considers itself Glenns second home will show its feelings for him during a slowmoving motorcade which will carry the redhaired green eyed Marine war hero the 20 miles from Patrick Air Force Base to the cape Brevard County schools will be out And thousands of persons from other central Florida com munities perhaps from even fur ther away are expected to flow into Cocoa Beach and line the broad highway that forms its main street Police Chief William M Walker was bracing for a big traffic snarl perhaps bigger than the one last Tuesday when about 55000 persons jammed the beaches to watch Glenns rocket take off Next Monday the Glenns will link up with the President again at Palm Beach and from reduction in operating costs DBS MOINES UPI Gov Norman Erbe Thursday issued an executive order calling oa all state departments to review their organizational structure in order to reduce operating costs The governor was asked whether the reorganization might result in a cutback in the numberof employes He said it might and added I hope so ffe then said he felt that there were too many employes on the public payroll at the federal state and local levels ONLYM ONLY THE NEWSPAPER makes a cup of coffee so goodl At breakfast during the daily break or after the MI ui OTlCT there to Washington where this days work is done a cup of countrys ranking space explorer will receive the thanks of Con gress and the fullest possible honors coffee and a few minutes with the newspaper are a great pick up without calories too   

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