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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for c LOBE VOL 102 T h e n e w s p d r t h Q r m a k e s all North I o w a n s Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH IS 1962 neighbors 10c a Paper Conssits of Two One Johnsons stock at low ebb Bobby has stolen show By M G STRAIGHTBACK New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Vice Presi dent Johnsons political stock is at a low ebb at the moment Atty Gen Bobby Kennedys world tour has shifted the spot light from him in an area of responsibility which Johnson considered would be his Also in the race for governor of Texas the vice presidents man former Navy secretary John Connolly is falling behind the front runners and now is considered a possible third in a field of six candidates for the Democratic nomination President Kennedys request for standby authority to rush public works programs in event of recession symptoms met a generally chilly response in C on gross for the following politically hardheaded reason When it comes to handing out public projects Congressmen want their fingerprints on the gift Legislators want to be able to face their constituents and say in effect See what I voted for to aid you all Giving the President blanket power to set these projects in motion doesnt do the Congressmen much good with the voters in their districts Five exgovernors in the South are either running or on the verge of going after their old posts The list to date in cludes former governors James Kissin1 Jim Foisom Ala bama Marvin Griffin Georgia James Coleman Mississippi Frank Clement Tennessee and A B CHappyy Chandler Ken tucky AH are Democrats Chandlers election actually is next year but he already is running The others are this year Disarm plans cause clash Photofax DISARMAMENT TALKS RESUME This is a view of the opening session of the 17nation disarma ment talks at the Palace of Nations in Geneva Switzerland Seated around table from left to light are Secretary of State Dean Rusk arid Arthur H Dean of the U S Foreign Secretary Lord Home and Joseph Godberg of Great Britain Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi and AbdelFattah Hassan of the United Arab Republic and Valerian Zorin and For eign Minister Andrei Gromyko of the Soviet Union JFK wants help for consumers Protect our housewives7 WASHINGTON Kennedy sent Congress Thursday a jumbosized package of propo sals to protect the consumer He expressed sympathy for Americas prime buyer the housewife In recommendations that would cost about million a year in addition to programs already cov ered in budget requests he urged steps to assure Safe effective drugs for the ail ing Beauty aids that wont burn a ladys skin TV sets that will get more chan nels veal the true rate of interest Wider inspection to bar un wholesome meat from dinner ta bles Legislation already is under consideration on some of these points With a bow to the homemakers Installment contracts that said many of the new products used inthe home are tiighly complex The housewife is called upon to be an amateur electrician mechanic chemist toxicologist dietitian and mathe she is rarely fur nished the information she needs to perform these tasks proficient ly Fracas with boys Glenn reluctant to press es But Kennedy disclosed he hasnt yet solved a to help the housewife tell which is the best large package the giant the jumbo or the economy size He said he would have rec ommendations later on truth in packaging Many of Kennedys recqrnmen datiohs are in legislation already before officials Widens summit criteria WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Kennedy has broadened the circumstances under which he would attend a summit meeting at Geneva But officials saic Thursday that so far none of the conditions has developed We will have to wait and see whether events make such a trip useful Kennedy told his new conference Wednesday Restating his criteria for goinj to the 17 nation Geneva disarma ment parley the President sai would attend 1 to ratify an agreement or 2 If we were on a brink of a war or a serious international crisis where my presence would make a signifi cant difference Then he said I would add a third one I would go if I thought it was in our national interest I do not intend to go unless there is a situation developed Abomb expert Top Treasury officials have a new way of telling each other to talk plain English instead of technical jargon Thats ele phant talk one official will tell an associate It all comes from the oldstory of the con fusingly different descriptions of an elephant that were of fered by blind men who were holding different parts of the animal Public Affairs assistant Dixon Donnelley retold the ele phant anecdote after a particu larly bewildering meeting of top Treasury staffers and ele phant talk now is a depart ment byword More information about Amer ican activity in South Viet Nam is forthcoming As a result of press and Republican criticism of the Administrations lack of candor on this point Presi dent Kennedy has ordered a new look House speculation is that Speaker John W McCormack was defending his political flanks when he unexpectedly encouraged recommittal last week of the bill to increase the House membership The Speak er turned against the bill which he had previously supported because of an amendment that would have forced a second ARLINGTON Val Juvenile authorities said Thursday they have obtained the names of all four youths involved in a fracas with astronaut John Glenn and plan to contact their parents before deciding if court action should be taken Police immediately were contacting the parents of the one boy who tried to take a swing at the 40yearold Marine lieutenant colonel last Satur day during a disturbance at Glenns church None of the youths was identified pilot was reluctant to do so Arlington County officials were indignant over the in cident Thomas Richards light snow flurries Thursday night Continued cold Lows Thursday night 616 Friday around 30 Highs vice chairman of the county board said that such con duct will not be tolerated in our community The fact that they attacked Col Glenn and that they attacked him at a church compounds the out rage The boys apparently did not recognize Glenn Glenn had gone to the church to pick up his daugh ter Lyn who was attending a party Glenn criticized the Sgt Warren Siske said boys for making loud noises Glenn had agreed to sign a petition against the boy who tried to hit him if police in sistedbut he said the space and throwing an empty beer can He quickly took them in tow when they took offense to his comments N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES snow flurries east Thursday night and Friday Lows Thurs day night 510 Highs Friday 20s east to 30s west Further cloudy Satur day slightly warmer but still below normal Minnesota Partly cloudy con tinued cold Highs Friday in 20s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 21 Minimum 14 At 8 am 22 Precipitation trace Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 20 redrawing vof Congressional Pennsylvanias District lines The amendments advocate was Rep Francis E Walter DPa a past aspirtant for the speak ership who may be back in the running next year The change was bitterly protested by Rep William Green DPa boss of Philadelphias sixvote Dcmoj cratic delegation The surmise is that the Speaker wanted to nail down future support from Rep Green and doesnt expect much help in the clinches from Rep Walter The idea that housewives are thrifty shoppers seems to be a hoax A government study just out finds that most families dont even have a food budget most women shop first and then build menus from food supplies on hand and most use a shop ping list on a hit or miss basis AVALANCHE VICTIMS LIMA Peru UP An ava lanche crashed down on a Peru vian workers camp Wednesday killing 33 children 10 women and a man Drugs control sidetracked Senate Judiciary Commit tee has thrown a hurdle in the path of a controversial bill to tighten federal control of the prescription drug industry Rather than clear the measure for Senate debate the committee voted 92 to send it to the subcommittee on patents copyrights and trade marks Terrorists gun down six secret army commandos in vaded a meeting of education workers told the 18 men present that six of them had been condemned by the terrorist organization and shot the six in the sunny courtyard outside Training bill signed Kennedy signed the manpower training bill that he placed first among his proposals to congress this year for bolstering the nations economyIt opens the way for a threeyear million program designed to retrain up to a mil lion Americans whose jobs have been eliminated by the arrival of Automation or the disappearance of old markets Jackie yiews Taj Mahal AGRA India Kennedy spent 40 golden minutes in the beauty of the whRemarbled Taj Mahal in the soft late afternoon sun The dark haired first lady her bright green and turquoise dress a striking contrast against the sparkling walls coufd not find words to express her emotions when she emerged Welfare program reforms House called up a bill to reform the welfare program despite Republican charges that Democrats had turned it into a plan to let state governments raid the Treasury 2 daylight thefts are investigated Police are investigating the theft of Wednesday eve ning from the office safe of the Safeway Store 404 N Federal Also under investigation is a Wednesday noon hour theft of from the cash register at Bills Camera Store 105 Dela ware SE In the case of the supermar ket theft only three employes were on duty when the money was taken between and 7 pm They were busy at tasks in other parts of the store when the thief apparently walked in to the office area and opened the safe The safe was closed but not locked at the time Only one person was tending the camera store when the money was taken there In both cases a number of persons had been in the estab lishments at the time of theft said that in some cases he went beyond the pending bills The President also announced tie has ordered 1 His Council of Economic Ad visers to create a consumers ad visory council 2 Various federal agency heads to name special assistants on consumer problems 3 The Post Office Department to set up a pilot program by dis playing in 100 post offices pub lications useful to consumers Orders 1 and 2 represent some what of a change of mind During the 1960 campaign Kennedy pledged to appoint a special coun sel in the White House to go to bat for consumers Aides ex plained that the plan he finally adopted is more in line with his style of government As for drugs Kennedy said 9000 new ones developed in the past quarter century have saved countless lives But many dont live up to sponsors claims he said So he urged among other things that manufacturers be re quired to show that a drug is effective its well as safe before marketing it Kennedy also urged steps to hall underground traffic in habit forming barbiturates sedatives and amphetamines He said illicit sales contribute to accidents and crime which I believe would make such a trip fruitful and rewarding he said Informants said the President was in effect repeating criteria he set forth in t he past And there have been no developments in the Geneva conference to justi fy such a visit they said Kennedy also cautioned Russia against provoking the Allies into retaliating to its particularly dan gerous harassment in the air cor ridors to Berlin Soviet flights into space re served for Western planes and showering of metallic flakes in an apparent far unsuc upset airway radar systems make it even more diffi cult to reach an agreement on Berlin Kennedy told a news con ference Wednesday With the situation so hot Ken nedy said both sides should avoid incidents that may lead to ac tions and counteractions which can only intensify the danger On other matters said he would Compton is dead BERKELEY Calif icist Arthur H Compton 69 a clergymans son whose work led to the atomic bomb and world wide fame died Thursday from a cerebral hemorrhage Dr Compton a Nobel Prize winner and one of this nations most respected scientists entered Alta Bates Community Hospital here March 1 suffering dizziness and nausea He lost consciousness A poor start at Geneva GENEVA Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gro myko clashed Thursday at the very outset of the 17nation dis armament conference Gromyko denounced as a pain ful blow to the conference the plans of the United States to start new atmospheric tests in late April unless there is agreement here to end all such tests under strict controls Rusk replied that the present conference was born amid the echoing roars of more than 40 Soviet nuclear explosions last fall and that the Soviet Union in view of its record was one of the leastqualified of nations to criti cize the United States Rusk and Gromyko presented sweeping and detailed plans for disarming the world The stated aims were the same March 3 He remained in critical condi tion and unconscious until his death shortly after 5 am A former chancellor of Wash ington University in St Louis Dr Compton arrived here last month as a professoratIarge at the Uni versity of California He had planned a series of seminars at UC campuses throughout the state But the methods differed so sharply as to revive at once the old shadow of deadlock which has hung over all disarmament nego tiations of the postwar period Rusk called for a 30 per cent cut in nuclear armed rockets and big bombers and in such conven tional military weapons as tanks and warships in three years He proposed a prohibition on produc tion of nuclear weapons and that the United States and Soviet Un ion each transfer 55 tons of weap onsgrade urani to peaceful purposes Connected with the plan were proposed measures to prevent sur prise attack and for an interna tional inspection system The measures included aerial inspec tion areas ground observation posts atstrategic points and a system of notification of missile not participate in the campaign of his youngest brother Edward M Ted Kennedy for the Demo cratic senatorial nomination in Massachusetts Teddy is run ning as he stated on his own the President said Medical said his administration will go allout to put over his program for medical care for the aged He said defi nitely it will come to a vote this year in the Senate and he hopes in the House Viet fighting in Viet Nam raised the constitutional question of sending US troops into combat Kennedy said of course he would seek congression al approval Among the noted scientists most acclaimed achievements was his work that led to the first nuclear chain reaction and eventually the atomic bomb He was at the Uni versity of Chicago at the time He spent 22 years there before be coming an administrator at the end of World War II Compton shared the Nobel Prize in 1927 with Prof Charles T R Wilson of Cambridge University for their Xray studies in the ex ploration of the structure of the atom On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 8910 Sports 1314 North Iowa News15 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Comics Clear Lake News 18 19 firings to prevent the world from being plunged into war by acci dent miscalculations failure of communications or surprise at tack Leading off the speeches Gro myko called for total disarmament from rockets to rifles and from armies and divisions to general staffs in four years He presented a draft of a dis armament treaty 27 pages long in which he said an international inspection system would be insti tuted gradually as arms reduction proceeded in three stages He put inspection in second place Rusks plan was deliberately in complete The specific proposals he made were examples of steps he said the United States was pre pared to take The complete pro gram he said should be shaped by the conference British Foreign Secretary Lord SAME CLEARING of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad use a giant crane to get a diesel engine back on the tracks miles southeast of Lake Mills Thursday The engine was derailed Tuesday night when the snowplow right it was pushing jumped the tracks at a crossing Three men Photo by Walfe riding the plow and three others in the engine were not injured Another engine remained on the tracks Karl Geiler Mason City was the engineer The train was headed toward Lake Mills at the time of the mishap   

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