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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspapei Edited for VOL 102 The newspaper Associated and United Press International Full Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE that makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 26 1962 neighbors UOc a copyJThis Paper Consist of Two SectionsSection One HOME EJWTiON NoW One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLU moot KWLO WOI Ames filOl pm Sun pm Sun am TUBS Words are a livewire subject TF THERE ARE ANY AMONG you who harbor a doubt that words and language hold a high place in the publics interest Id like to have you examine a compartment in my file identi fied on the cover folder as Dic tionary Its filled to overflow ing with letters on this very sub ject The story all goes back to last December when in a commen tary I took a dim view of the new Websters International Dic tionary which was just then freshly off the press Actually my dim view had been ex pressed in a brief note to the G C Merriam Co publisher of what had impressed me as being a wholly unworthy suc cessor to the previous interna tional dictionary compiled more than a quarter of a century ago Philip B Gove editorinchief of the new volume paid me the courtesy of a personal acknowl edgment and I in turn repro duced that letter containing his vigorous defense of the monu mental work The interests of those who have taken time out to comment on my piece about Websters Third as it has come to be known just about run the spec trum among others a top executive of the New York Times an Arkansas woman svhp gave upwards of a half century to officer and the wife of a college president Mostly those who wrote me TROOPS BESIEGE ALGIERS DISTRICTFrench government soldiers are shown in positions around the besieged Bab el Oued district of Algiers They sealed off the district where they battled European rightists Algeria fight rages Secret Armys leader nabbed W The French government Monday reported its biggest success to date in its war against the Secret Army capture of former Gen Edmond Jouhaud one of the top leaders of the Iimrppean underground in Algeria A Frenchspokesman announced that Jouhaud and his staff logoutbattle the argu were on my side of the ment although sonte their disapproval of the new lexical volume which bases on an assumption that there can be no absolute standard of ac curacy in the pronunciation of words Its around this centra issue that my quarrel with the makers of the new dictionary revolves Those responsible for earlier volumes as a writer in a re cent issue of the New Yorker pointed out were not only will ing to set a standard they were proud to do so They even boasted about it This was brought out 15 years ago in a little book published by the Merriam Co called Noahs Ark The Noah of course was Noah Webster Permit me to quote This responsibility to the user is no light matter It has indeed grown heavier with every year of increasing accept ance of Webster Courts from the U S Supreme Court down reiy on the New Internationals definitions as a sort of common law Many a costly suit has hinged on a Webster definition and many a citizen has gone behind prison bars or walked out on to the streets a free man accord ing to the light Webster has put upon his doings The statute law itself is not infrequently phrased by legislators in terms straight out of Webster Most daily newspapers and magazines and nearly all the books ihat come off the press arc edited and printed in ac cordance with Websterian usage Colleges and schools make the New International their stand ard and for nearly half a century students have dug their way through pedantic obscurity with the aid of the Collegiate In business offices the secre tary corrects her boss out of Webster and the boss holds cus tomers and contractors alike in line by citing how Webster says it shall be done In thousands upon thousands of homes youngsters lying sprawled under the table hap pily absorb from Webster infor mation which teachers have striven in vain to teach them from textbooks Clear through indeed to the everyday Americans most triv ial and jocose of doings Web Turn to 2 P least 4 their u i a t 1111 UU pf Oran Algerias second city in western Algeria army commandos tried to rescue Jouhaud commander in western Algeria but were driven off Joubaud and four others including a woman were flown to Pans today and locked up in Sante Prison Jouhaud along with exGen Raoul Salan and otherfugitive leaders of abortive generals revolt in Al giers last April is under a death sentence for that defiance of President Charles de Gaulles government A French spokesman in Algiers said Jouhaud and his staff were trapped in a building on the waterfront that had been under surveillance for some time The captives were transferred to a gendarmerie barracks Min utes later a strong secret army GEN EDMOND JOUHAUD Woman still is critical after fatal accident NEW HAMPTON MrsGuy L Mildred Bernice Roberts 53 remained in critical condi tion Monday in a New Hampto hospital According to hospital officials she has notregained consciousness since the accident Saturday in which her husband was killed Guy L Roberts 71 president of the American Farm Mutual Casualty Co and the Ameri can Farm Mutual Life Insur ance Co Dcs Moines was killed m a twocar collision near Frcd enka on Highway 63 Their car burned after the collision Mr and Mrs Roberts were on the wayvto Decorah oh busi ness when the accidentoc curredThedriverof the other car Mrs Lorna Gorman Trt i i 7 High city pport rs p barracks The French forces re pelled the attack Officials said Jouhaud was ar rested Sunday about 4 pm It was not until about pm that ug a his lowans set for floods SIOUX CITY AP Two Na tional Guard companies Monday began preparations to combat predicted flooding in Sioux City along the Floyd River Sand bags were being filled am sandbagging of dikes along th rivers banks was under way al though authorities indicated the would be no serious flooding Mon day The Weather Bureau said the river was below the banks anc dropping at Merrill about 1 miles north of Sioux City However the river was expect ed to rise again Monday night a runoff water from melting snov flowed into the stream The river was over its banks at James about six miles north o Sioux City but was expected t drop later in the day The Floyd River poured ove Highway 75 south of Merrill Sun day night and Highway 141 nea Bronson was closed by from Elliott Creek The Odebolt River wentout o its banks and sorrii itreets in Ida Grove Sunday nigh dosing some county roads in thi area Preparationswere made in Sioux City tbpr6vfde bousing fq persons who mighbbeeyacaatec if the Floyd River reaches its pre dieted crests later in the week The Big Sioux River which impliesinto the Missouri River on the west side of Sioux City was justsilting there but loadec with plenty of snow Col Free Tinker of the National Guard said Considerable flooding of low ands was taking place in central rowa as rivers there surged out of their banks The flooding over the state was a result of the recent warm veather which melted Iowas blanket of snow The warm weather continued Monday with temperatures ex acted to range from the lower 60 Erbe abandons idea of tourism booklet because idea was met by smear charge CC I A m 11 i i vXt New Hampton also is hospital ized m fairly good condition SAME Plajs Meant Traffic Death in 51 Hours the police realized how bi catch they had made and identification verified In addition to false papers in the name of Gerberd Jouhaud had a mustache and a false beard and was wearing civilian clothes At the moment of the arrest Jouhaud was in a meeting with 16 other persons About 10 of them were taken to the police headquarters Five were flown to Paris Jouhaud and Salan the top commander of the secret army had been fugitives in Algeria since the collapse of the generals re volt last April The other two leaders of the putsch attempt Gen Maurice degrees in the southwest PHYSICIAN DIES NEW YORK Hom er W Smith 67 senior member of the faculty of the New York University School of Medicine DES MOINES Norman Erbe said Monday he is abandoning plans to have the state finance a tourist pro motion booklet because the request has been met with a smear by certain politi cal opportunists Erbe said it was obvious that the political carping would continue if he were to pursue the project and that the opportunists would not hesitate to waylay our entire state promotion program to gain a momentary scrap of advantage Erbe who had proposed the state spend between and to produce a 22 page booklet to promote Iowas tourist attractions said he was giving up efforts to get state funds for the project He expressed hope how ever that private funds could be raised to print the sug gested 500000 copies of the brochure Erbe made his announce ment in a letter to John Brockway Des Moines chair man of the governors com mittee on tourism He did not identify any of the political opportunists he felt were smearing the project Some opposition has been expressed to the project Sen Andrew G Frommelt DDubuque a member of the legislative interim committee objected to the inclusion of a picture of Erbe to be included on the inside front cover of the booklet He also objected to the timing of the booklets issue noting it was three months before the June pri mary elections re in He sard my only concern is that it could be used as a political gimmick if it ceives mass distribution side Iowa Erbe originally asked the in terim committee for the funds noting that the state had re ceived requests for at least 50000 copies of some kind of Iowa tourist booklet from the Seattle Worlds Fair which opens next month and similar requests from Motor Clubs in New York Chicago and Bal timore The interim committee ap proved the idea despite From melts objections but declined to appropriate the money In stead it suggested Erbe ask the executive council for the funds FACES Photofax Bernie iO w e n 23 Seadrift Tex an Army reservist walks toward the court build ing at Ft Polk La for his court martial Owen is charged with disrespect in leading demonstrations calling for im mediate release of reservists called up during the Berlin crisis ACTRESS INJURED NEW YORK ranet Leigh sporting a black iye had further Xrays Mon day to determine if she re eived internal injuries in a athroom fall The 33yearold 3londe blamed the accident vhich put her in a coma for five vniitu jjm uti in a coma lor 11 and outstanding kidney author ours on three left feet and ity died Sunday Icoupie of sleeping pills Andre Zeller Challe and Gen surrendered and were sentenced to 15year prison terms Jouhaud Salan severt colo nels also still at large all sentenced to death in absentia In Oran meanwhile angry Eu ropean settlers and French troops eyed each other warily over makeshift barricades in the heart of the city Troops in tanks and halftracks waited word from their command ers whether to clear the road blocks in a frontal assault or to seal off the area as other French troops have done with the rebel lious Bab el Oued district of Algiers On the inside Editorials page 4 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 1011 Clear Lake News13 Sports 1S16 North Iowa News 17 Comics 18 News Quiz 23 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Wants public works projects WASHINGTON President Kennedy asked Congress for a program to start public works projects at once in areas suffering from sub stantial unemployment Kennedy outlined his new program in a letter to the House Public Works Com mittee as the committee opened hearings on another administration public works standby lion program for use in future recessions Raps Eichmanns appeal state prosecutor mount ed a slashing attack on Adolf Eichmanns appeal against the death sentence Atty Gen Gideon Haus ner who prosecuted the former Gestapo official con victed of complicity in the Nazi slaughter of the Jews called arguments advanced by Eichmanns de fense only designs to delay the judgments and exe cution of sentence Disarm parley recessed GENEVA The 17nation disarmament con ference met for only eight minutes and then ad journed because of the death of a senior United Na tions official T G Narayanan of India Secretary of State Dean Rusk had been scheduled to deliver a major address to the conference but put it off until tomorrow when he is scheduled to fly home Frondizi picks new cabinet BUENOS AIRES President Arturo Frondizi has successfully formed a new cabinet but there was no immediate indication of whether its makeup would satisfy the military leaders who have been demand ing fundamental changes in government policy Sour grapes soys GOP of charge by resigned auditor PKOSI OUK WIRE SERVICES of Robert E Conner Monday resigned as an convation and charged that R r e feye taken control of the agency ccfiri grapes Conner former Appeals will be allowed Object to rural rule WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court decided Monday hat city voters are entitled to a hearing in federal courts in their omplaints of unfair representa ion in state legislatures Justice William J Brennan Jr speaking for the high tribunal in 3 case from Tennessee said a special federal court in Nashville should hear a complaint that a minority of rural voters in that state elect and control a majority of the states legislators The issue however extends far Beyond single state interest In numerous other states there are situations which city voters con end are similar a pattern of voters controlling the legis atures makeup The complaint in Tennessee was brought by metropolitan area vot ers who said they have been dis criminated against by refusal of entrenched rural legislators to re apportion election districts in line with the boom in city population and dwindling farm population Brennan said it would not be the speciaL court Im personnel director for the conservation was a state representative from County in 195759 bu moved here when he went to work with the commission He submitted both an oral and writ ten resignation Monday but the commission did not immediate ly act on it I was always under the im pression that the conservation commission is nonpolitical North Iowa Generally fair through Tuesday except fog Monday night lows near 30 Conner said It is Warmer Tuesday upper 40s highs in owa Partly cloudy west other wise generally fair Monday night some fog lows 20s northeast 30 to 35 southwest Warmer Tuesday highs 45 to 50 northeast about 60 south west FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average slightly below normal in northern Iowa to 5 to 8 degrees above normal in southern Iowa through next Saturday Normal highs are the middle and upper 40s in northern Iowa to the lower 50s in the south Normal lows are upper 20s for north Iowa to low 30s south Light rain with precipitation 15 inches or less is likely late in the period or snow averaging Minnesota Mostly cloudy con tinued warm Highs Tuesday in 40s GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum GlobeGazette weather ip to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum data 41 24 data now def initely a political situation The commission is supposed o be nonpolitical under Iowa aw But the politicians have gotten their fingers into this thing and they dont intend to et go Conner charged that state comptroller Marvin Selden ap pointed by Gov Norman Erbe dictated who he wanted on the commission and the staff I dont ever remember a late comptroller going into a nonpolitical office and telling hem how things are going to be run the former legislator said The people in the conserva lon commission are scared to death with this political realm Conner said There are more people working for the com mission now than before the reorganization steps were taken Selden was put in charge of he reorganization by Erbe after a state audit accused the conservation commission of lax practices Selden and the 7 member commission along with jits director Glen Powers have initialed a number of changes along with a revamping of personnel They will find some way to legations by city voters of im pairment of their votes by an apportionment in Tennessee will ultimately entitle them to any re lief in order to hold that they have standing to seek it The special court in NashviHe had dismissed urban voters com plaints with the explanation that earlier Supreme Court decisions barred federal intervention in such political matters The Supreme Courts vote was 62 Justices Felix Frankfurter and John M Harlan each vrote dissenting opinions Justice Charles Evans Whitaker aid similar rural domination sit uations exist in more than half he states In Tennessee and many other tates they said rural districts are able to control taxes spend ng and other legislation without Jroper regard for needs of grow ng urban populations Tennessees constitution calls or reapportionment of the Gener il Assembly every 10 years by ounlies or districts according to ne number of qualified voters But the Tennessee Legislature as refused since 1901 to reappor lon seats in that body Iowa official lauds action by high court DES MOINES UPI owa legal official praised the U S Supreme Court decision ermitting voters to sue in fed ral courts to correct unfair ap ortionment of legislative seats State Solicitor General Wilbur catted the 62 ruling an An anna OUHIU WHY tO it 1 tin fire me Conner said so Im 1cxcellent opinion and noted Went to Russia to live now he wants to return MOSCOW E Vebster Cleveland Ohio who enounced American citizenship iree years ago to live in the oviet Union is planning to re urn home as an immigrant But it may be several months efore the necessary technicali ics are ironed out the U S mbassy here said in announc ng Websters intention Webster a plastics technician pplied for Soviet citizenship vhile employed al the Ameri can exhibition in Moscow in 1959 He automatically lost his American citizenship when Rus sia accepted his application Webster now must enter the United States as an immigrant under the annual Soviet quota which is understood to be 2400 Webster who was married and the father of two children in the United States is believed living in Leningrad and pre sumably is following his old plaslics profession I that the Iowa Supreme Court had taken a lead in recognizing that courts must step in and help to correct malapportioned legislatures Bump said the supreme courts action recognizes that the malapportionment of a legislature is a question they do have to get into Bump pointed out that the fed eral decision agrees in sub stance with a recent ruling by the Iowa high court which held constitutional a Senate reappor tionment passed by the last leg islature Bump said the normal con servative Iowa court has taken a lead in recognizing that the legislature must reapportion even when the state Constitulion does not completely spell out certain 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