Saturday, February 24, 1962

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tto The VOL 102 J CITY GLOBE newspaper that makes ail North lowans SATURDAY FEBRUARY24 1962 HOME EDITION neig h bors 7c a Paper Consists ol Two SecUonsSectlon One No 14 Pat ronage ast merely political n Farmers can use computers Helpful in crop plans By STUART H LOORY New York Herald Tribune News Service ENDICOTT N Y Many farmers do little more than wet a finger stick it to the wind twist a blade of straw grass be tween their teeth and then de cide Its time to plant the back 40 with wheat A University of Iowa agricul ture professor said here that its time to bring up some heavy equipment to help farmers in their planning The professor Dr Earl O Heady told an ag riculture symposium that if a farmer told his problems to a computer rather than to the wind and the grass far greater profits could be his To Dr Heady the planning problems of a farmer are far more complex than those facing industrialists or businessmen The reason Many more varia bles must be taken into consid eration by the farmer than the others Dr Heidy suggested farmers could take advantage of acom puter technique developed dur ing World War II to helpmili tary planners decide and where to their best advantage they should commit men and materi als to help win end the fighting The technique called linear programminghas since been applied by business men and manufacturers to help them decide how much inven tory to keep how much of a product to make where to ship it how many men to hire how much money to pay them and the like Dr Heady has already ap plied the technique down 015 the farm Results of experiments show he said that a farmer should earn a minimum of ten times more than he spends for such planning In other words if the farmer spent for a computer plan profits should increase by The Iowa State agricultural economists figures that a farm er managing 200 acres a typi cal size for an American farm has thousands of alternatives facing him as he starts each year f Obviously such a farmer could not afford to own a com puter but if he kept good enough records he could go to a bank or an agricultural exten sion service or a commercial farm management company and ask them to use their com puter to draw up a plan Into the machine would be fed all the information about the number of beef cattle dairy cows goats sheep chickens and other livestock the farmer owned the number of acres available the yield of his land the number of possible crops wheat corn alfalfa soy beans for possible market prices possible weather varia tions the number of employes available and his financial as sets A half hour after all the in formation is fed in the com puter would start printing out a plan telling the farmer what to plant for the most profit Similarly it would tell him how much livestock to raise how many men tohire when to plant when to harvest and when to slaughter Dr Headys program so far does not take weather into con sideration and he concedes that a particularly bad break in the weather such as a tornado drought or flood could upset the computers plan But he said the computer could match wits with nature by making some changes in the program JOHN OCONNOR N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Surprises Reds BERLIN Robert F Kennedy wound up his twoday moralebuilding visit to West Berlin by confronting armed East German policemen at Checkpoint Charlie The policemen grinned sheep ishly and took his pic ture Saboteurs fought SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Repu b 1 i President Rafael Bonnel ly led hundreds of volun teers into the cane fields in an attempt to save the sugar crop from the torches of saboteurs Lethal weapon WILMINGTON N C judge told t w o youths that a car which uses a concrete block attached to a chain for braking is a lethal weapon Samuel Sackett 17 who acted as anchor man by tossing out the block for stops and an other youth were given suspended 30day sen tences Big stockpiles HOLLANDIA West New Dutch administra tion an nounced it is stocking enough food to last four months in the event of an invasion from Indo nesia Unrest continues ALGIERS A wave of terrorist killings swept over the Algiers working class district of BabEIOued and French security troops sealed off the areas to prevent re prisals The killings raised the nationwide casualty toll since Jan 1 to 1067 dead and 1793 wounded Tax bodys hiring policy under fire DES MOINES toState Tax CommissionerJohn 0 Connor a Democrat contended Saturday that the two Republican commissioners have disrupted efficient operations of the commission with their patronage pol One of the Republicans immediately countered saying the charge was exaggerated and politically inspired Since Republicans took control last July l OConnor said there has been a turnover of 88 employes and its showing up in our revenue take The two Republicans on the threeman commission are Chairman Andrew George of Waterloo and former state Sen X 1 Prentis of Mount Ayr Prentis who several months ago called the commission a dumping ground for inefficiency has been handling mostof the personnel chores since appointment to the revenuecol lecting agency Prentis specifically was criti cized by OConnor for allegedly getting rid of many of our good employes and replacing them with inexperienced help This is hurt ing us The Strawberry Point Demo crat said the commission now has 26 more employes working for il than it did at this time a year ago yet sales and use taxes have declined During the first quarter of fiscal 1962 OConnor said sales tax col lections were down almost as compared to a similar period the year before and use tax col lections have dropped about 000 Revenue from the nine special taxes for the quarter has shown a decrease of more than mil lion he said OConner said that the 88 persons who have left the commission since last July day Prentis took office to return the agency to Republican control were all Democrats with few exceptions There are instances OConnor said where three employes now are doing a job which previously took only two When Prentis first joined the commission he said he re tain efficient employes despite their political affiliation This he has not done Instead he has caused a rapid turnover that has slowed our operation to some ex tent Gov Norman Erbe asked all state agencies to economize and use fewer employes when able said OConnor Here at the commission he said we have increased the number of employes and are col lecting less taxes OConnor said a commission re organization plan announced by George and Prentis a few weeks ago was just a political move It was just a restatement of com mission policies ever since the commission has been in ex istence Prentis told The Associated Press that I have gone to John OConnor many times and told rim I felt he should have a right o vote on the release of any em ployes But unfortunately the chair man George never called a meeting on the matter and OCon lor had no chance This privilege nasnt been accorded OConnor by he chairman Prentis said OConnors state ments regarding the efficiency of he organization were exaggerat ed I have helped discharge weak Belmond man is found innocent V in hotel blaze OTTUMWA L Smith of Belmond a surveyor for the Iowa Highway Commission has been found innocent of a charge of negligently setting fire to the contents of a building Municipal Judge Willard Dul lard said Friday that although Smith admitted he was smoking when he went to bed in the hotel Balingall Monday night there was no evidence the cigarette had caused a fire which occurred at the hotel early Tuesday Smith and two companions were asleep ia the room when they found the mattress on Smiths bed in flames They dumped the mattress in a bathtub of water authorities said Water from the bathtub seeped down two floors and into a book store Wants space radio stock sold for NEW r Sen Ken neth B Keating RN Y urged Saturday that stock in a gov ernmentsponsored satellite cor poration be sold for as little as President Kennedys proposal denominations would limit the program to the very rich QUADS HAVE GROWN Lashley quads of Kentucky age six months and as they are today celebrate their 21st birthday at Louisville At top from left are John Mildred Martine and Beulah The Photofax bottom photo shows Martine Beulah Mildred and John The girls liveat Louisville and John works with his father on the family f ami near Leitchfield Ky Glenn family too excited CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP wife and two teenage chil dren of Lt Col John H Glenn Jr kept saying they werent tired too exciting Mrs Glenn said But there was a brief disap pearance from the public eye to day and this weekend for the smajl brunette wife Anna 41 and This family of Americas space futduuu ye SOIQ tor as little as S25 so average Americans could hfro wnt throuSh a11 the share the said Presidentlal welcome and pub accli acclaim with excitement in that the stock be sold in 000 eyes Friday But they keP4 denominations would limit their natural friendliness and I charm Just awfully nice people their neighbors back home in Arlington Va call them Glenn sometimes with his arm around his wifes waist guidec his family through the welcoming ceremonies at this missile base Then at his news conference he introduced his wife as the rea brains and the power in my household He introduced David and Lyn too Mrs Glenn wore a special phi on her cherryred silk small oval gold pin engraved with words about the Mercury space project and set with two small rubies The astronaut had it some where on him she said when he orbited the earth He gave it to her when they met Friday morning for the first time since his space trip CHIEF SEES SHIP THAT DID THE JOB President Kennedy could have Republicans and will continue to 77 Fresident Kennedy could have ship VII during his honor visi do that if they dont do the job no bftter to what a Mercury capastronaut at Cape Canaveral suie looks like as Pr1 TrUr he peers through a porthole of Friend ship VII during his honor visit with the M OUJ Jf sule looks like as with Col John Glenn Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday Warmer Sunday Lows Satur day zero to 10 above Highs Sunday in the 20s Outlook for Monday mostly cloudy with a chance of snow NORTH IOWA Snow ending Saturday Partly cloudy Saturday cloudy to night and Sunday Warmer Sunday Lows Saturday zero to 10 above Highs Suaday in the 20s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 20 Minimum n At 8 am 12 Precipitation snow Sunrise Sunset 556 YEAR AGO 33 Minimum 12 On the inside Editorials Page 4 The Surveyor 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 Sports n12 Comics 15 Business News 1617 Transit Schedule 18 to open the 18nation North Iowa News 20 ment conference in Polite no to SAME DATE 1961 70 PALM BEACH Fia W President Kennedy is reported to have formally turned down Soviet Premier Khrushchevs latest de mand for a summit meeting to open next months disarmament conference in Geneva The Presidents reply was ex pected to reach the U S Em bassy in Moscow Saturday for relay to the Kremlin The govern ment probably will make it public in a day or two Jn Washington it was under stood that Kennedy again had urged Khrushchev to agree to a meeting of US British and So viet foreign ministers a few days in advance of the Geneva meet ing probably March 10 Khrushchevs summit proposal was rejected informally earlier this week by the State Depart ment Kennedy was reported Fri day night to have given approval o a formal rejection In his 2500word declaration pirushchev hewed to the Soviet ine that disarmament was svich an important subject only chiefs of state should tackle it Accord ngly in tougher terms than be ore he called on Kennedy and kitish Prime Minister Harold Vlacmillan to reconsider their de cision against a summit meeting disarma Geneva March 14 Kennedy and MacmiUan have said they favor starting the con ference at the foreign ministers level with a summit session to be held later if real progress de veloped EXENVOY DIES TAIPEI Formosa UPI Dr Hu Shih 71 Chinas wartime am bassador to the United States and noted Chinese philosopher died Saturday CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP Col John H Glenn Jr old a news conference Friday that as he made reentry through the at mosphere there were moments of doubt whether the heat shield had been This could have been a bad day all the way around if this had been the case he said Here isthe story he told Ground as most of youprob ably ground telemetry receivers had picked up an im pulse that I possibly had a loose heat shield And for that reason it was deemed advisable to keep the retropackage in place during fe having bad moment on reentry into atmosphere s that itSvnulH fn abnori T n11 reentry so that it go ahead and burn off and by that time we would be in a high enough aerodynamic force field to keep the heat shield in place in case it was in fact loose This made pretty spectacular reentry from the capsule stand point because as the retropack age as I retained the retro package and entered into the first part of the high heat area of the reentry the straps on the retro pack broke loose and I felt a bump on the capsule and thought that the retropackage had jet tisoned as it was supposed to do Apparently this was not true but I thought so at the time As I went on into the higher heat this glow picked up Outside the capsule was sort of a bright orange gtow outside the window It became apparent that some thing was tearing up on the heat shield end of the capsule because there were large where from pieces as big as the end of your finger to pieces prob fbly seven or eight inches in di breaking off and falling off the edge of the cap sule and coming up back past the window and were flaming very brightly You could see the fire and the glow from them as r they would come back up past the window Well this obviously was the retropackage burning up and breaking off as we knew it would if it had been retained 1 thought at that time however that the retropackage had already been jettisoned So there were some moments of doubt whether the heat shield had been damaged and whether it might be tearing up itself and could have been a bad day all way around if this had been the case But it was very spectacular looking out into this orange glow outside the vindow and seeing these big flaming chunks go back along the flight path The heat in the capsule did be come uncomfortable and Glenn admitted to sweating profusely This is why he said after he and the Friendship 7 spacecraft had been hauled from the water to the deck of the destroyer Noa he had decided to blow the hatch on the spacecraft and come out the easy way rather than struggle through the difficult exit at the neck of the spacecraft Glenn told of the remarkable sunsets over the earths rim from a space point of view The sun goes down over the horizon of earth 13 times as fast as it docs on a spot on earth he said without elaboration In space the sun is a huge bright light As its light is seen through the at mosphere of earth it turns into a brilliant orange and then into the colors of the rainbow At the news conference Glenns sense of humor came to the fore He told of seeing the weird fire glowing blu ish specks he saw when the sun was rising over the earth After he had told Dr George Huff astronauts psychiatrist of these Sfr