Mason City Globe Gazette, March 28, 1962

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home VOL 102 1 T h e n e w s p a per that m a k Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE es all North I o w a n s n e i g h b o r s MASON VCITY MARCH 28 1962 HOME EDITION ClOc a Paper Consist of Four SectionsSection Oni No 41 Sioux City threatened Anothei overseas base lost Dhahran lease running out By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The agree ment with the government of Saudi Arabia under which the United States uses the airbase at Dhahran expires on Monday Military bases on foreign soil are wasting assets in this period of shifting reliance from the mannedbomber to interconti nental missile weapons systems nevertheless we part with our overseas bases This is true of the base at Dhahran which we have held for 17 years even though it is not a combat base and even though its con tinued use would perpetuate a sensitive political issue King Saud announced early last year that the agreement covering use of the base would not be renewed It was built by the United States in 1945 and turned over to Saudi Arabia four years later The United States at that time retained rights to its use and since then the t agreement has been re newed several times The question of continued use was discussed by President Kennedy and King Saud during a conference in Washington in mjdFebruary jiThe President tried to jguesfrthai a further extension of the agree ment would be useful to the host to the UnitedV States inasmuch as Saudi Arabia is staunchly anti Communist The Presidents effort was not successful The ensuing com munique said that al affairs were discussed in a spirit of frankness and cordial ity but made no mention of the Dhahran base What has happened as the Washington Post pointed out after the meeting of the two chiefs of state is that King Saud has acquired a modern air field built by US tax dol lars without so much as lifting a royal At the same time the United States is getting rid of a considerable embar rassment King Saud is riot merely anti Israel he is strongly anti Jew The Saudis refuse to allow Jews of any nationality to enter their country and that goes for the Dhahran base They have required that servicemen sta tioned at the base be nonJews On one occasion a New York member of Congress was barred from leaving his plane at Dhahran because he happened to be of the Jewish faith As might he imagined this issue plagued succeeding ad ministrations in the United States whether Democratic or Republican The U S Senate in July 1956 adopted a resolu tion which asserted thatracial distinctions directed against U S citizens are incompat ible with the relations that should exist among friendly na tions The resolution did not name any particular nation but Sen Herbert H Lehman DN Y its sponsor made clear in remarks on the floor that it was aimed at Saudi Arabia The Dhahran base in recent years has been used primarily to fuel US planes in transit As the range of bombers in creased over the years it grad ually lost much of its military value Indeed there is some question whether American need for for eign bases will ever be obvi ated by missle developments alone As the British military analyst B H Liddell Hart pointed out prophetically as far back as 1954 To the extent that the nuclear bomb re duces thelikelihood of allout war it increases the possibil ities of limited war pursued by indirect and widespread local aggression For the containment of the menace we more dependent on conventional weapons FHOM OUR WZKE SERVICES WASHINGTON The Chair man of the Federal Trade Com mission FTC said Wednesday the government cannot condone Deliberate camouflage of the information a housewife needs on package labels In a statement before Senate investigators Paul Rand Dixon said food manufacturers were honor bound to tellconsumers in clear language the quantity and specific ingredients of mar ket basket items He said the continuing inves tigation by Sen Philip A Harts subcommittee had prompted many food producers to review their packaging From horses to copters Its WASHINGTON W After eight years of preparation the Army isforming its first troop of heficopterborne air cavalry Air their horsemounted forebearers would scout aheadof moving c o 1 u m n s reconnoiter the flanks seek out targets for artillery and rockets and spring raids behind enemy lines i The first troop of 147 men arid 27 observation andtrans port type helicopters is being air cavalry for Army organized at the Ft Knox Ky armored center U is ex pected to Be combat ready by the end of summer A second troop will be created at the infantry center Ft Benning Ga The third and fourttTwill be attached to the two new regular Army divi being trained at Ft Carson Colo and Ft Hood Tex Ultimately the Army hopes to integrate an air cavalry troop with each of its 16 regu lar divisions The helicopter companies now operating with South Vietnamese troops against Communist guerrillas are a much different breed of unit They are essential transport outfits and are not intended to fight although the choppers in Viet Nam have been equip ped with machine guns Air cavalry troops would be tactical combat units their helicopters armed with ma chine guns and antitank guided missiles Raps package camouflaging to insure that shoppers will know exactly what they are buying Dixon told Harts sub committee Dixon called on congress for legislation spelling out specific packaging and labeling abuses that will not be tolerated He also asked for a law au thorizing his agency to draw up packaging standards That would help clarify manufactur ers responsibility for fair pack aging and complete accurate labeling William S Bussey a weights and measures expert in the Na tional Bureau of Standards said some packaging practices were obviously wasteful while others defied the shopper to make an intelligent choice For example Bussey said producers of potato chips mar ket 71 different package sizes ranging down from 3Va pounds An analysis of data gathered by weights and measures offi cials showed that nine pack ages at most would provide adequate selection of sizes he said In contrast he said packages of flour milk cream butter oleomargarine regular coffee lard and shortening are reason ably well standardized across the country Beyond reasonable standard ization of package sizes Bussey said other packaging abuses mostly involved Lack of uniformity in print ing required weight and ingre dient information on the pack age of misleading terms suchas and full in state ments of quantity Small type and lack of con trast in colors Packages and containers that look to be larger than their con tents justify 22 killed in crash of Cuban airliner KEY WEST Fla Cu ban airliner crashed into the seas Tuesday night as its pilot tried desperately to return to the air port Havana Radio reported Wed nesday AH 22 aboard were report ed killed The broadcast monitored here said the pilot told the control tow er just before going down that he was having trouble and intended to turn back to the Santiago de Cuba landing field from which he had just taken off in his Russian built plane RAIN North Iowa Mostly cloudy and colder with occasional rain or snow Wednesday night and Thursday Lows Wednesday night 30 northwest to 40 south east Highs Thursday in lower 40s Iowa Cloudy and turning colder with occasional rain or snow west and north Wednesday night and over most of the state Thursday day night 30s northwest to 50s southeast Highs Thursday 30s northwest to 50s southeast Further cloudy and continued cold Friday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average nearnormal Wednesday night through riexi MSKQay NormaVvhighs are ftom around 50 in to the middle 50s in the south Normal lows are from 28 to 35 degrees It will be turning much coolerThursday and Friday remaining cool until turning warmer the first of next week Precipitation will average 10 to 15 of an inch in rain the first half of the period probably mixed with snow in the north Minnesota Cloudy light rain Colder Thursday highs in 30s GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 45 Minimum 26 At 8 a m 41 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 27 California admits there is an Iowa DES MOINES UPI A whimsey that turned into a whammy has been righted Wednesday and peaceful co existence was apparently re stored between Iowa and Cal ifornia The Iowa Outdoor Adver tising Association said it had been assured that Californians believe there is an Iowa The assurance came in a state ment issued in Oakland by Clark Galloway general man ager of the California Cham ber of Commerce Galloways statement was a formal reply to a concession made earlier this month by the Iowa association which had posted 66 billboards across the Hawkeye state bearing the message There is no Cali fornia It was intended as a aimed at encouraging tourists and home staters to take notice of Iowas attractions as a vacationland The promotion backfired When critics mostly lowaris charged the association with starting a hate campaign The bijlboards came down and the association issued a statement admitting there is a California No one here took offense Galloway said in his state ment It was a lot of fun for us Sometimes we get alto gether too serious An Iowa association spokes man called Gallowayscom ments generous and friendly about what we expected from California We figured the state was big enough to take a joke BANK ROBBING FAMILY Georee the Snonrpv w Vo V Evacuation order is mandatory Crest seen on Thursday SIOUX CITY AP City offi ials Wednesday ordered resi dents of a 1 mile long area along the Floyd River on the East Side to leave their homes immedi ately The directive came as officials eared that heightened dikes along he rising river might not con ain a possible record crest of 23 feet by late Thursday There is a feeling now that diking efforts may not be suffi cient said Iowa Adj Geu Jun ior Miller Approximately 100 families live in the area between 18th and 41st streets and the Illinois Central and Great Northern Railroad racks The river meanders ihrough the area Officials said that equipment lauling sandbags to the levees ranting both sides of the river have bogged down in mud and cannot reach spots where there are gaps in the dikes About 10 miles of the Floyd hannel which twists through the eastern part of the city of 89000 arsons resembled a canyon its banks lined with sandbags The National Guard has 450 guardsmen now on duty in Sioux City and has ordered an addition al 125 from Storm Lake and Den ison units Twenty trucks have been dispatchedtoSioux tCity from the Fort Dodge guard units Ed Sullivan said the con cern h that there wontbe enough men for flood protection opera tions Efforts to raise the Floyd River levees by two feet were about 75 per cent complete Miller said At Moville population 10 miles east of here a levee break early Wednesday on the West Branch of the Little Sioux River sent water to its highest level since 1891 The river rose 14 inches in a fivehour period during the night reaching approximately 23 feet Vater was over Highway 20 for the first time since a new grade was put in 27 years ago The National Guard evacuated a few persons at Moviite Firemen kept pumps operating hroughout the night to keep the lood waters from entering the Moville wells and polluting the water system At Spencer on the Little Sioux a delay of the possible 20foot crest 10 feet above flood stage spurred efforts to hold back ligh water thart threatened to nundate homes and business places The crest had been pre dicted for sometime Thursday but this was set back until the weekend Temperatures in the 50s over northern Iowa hastened the haw of the heavy snow cover n that area and caused rivers and creeks to rise in the water sheds Officials were watching poten tial flood areas in central and eastern Iowa but were not con 7ronted with immediate emer gencies except at Marshalltown on the Iowa River In central Iowa the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers if the thaw continues at its present pace vould overflow itsbanks from Webster City to Ottumwa between Thursday and next Wednesday The Cedar River was just be inning to rise at Charles City Waterloo and Cedar Rapids The veather bureau said widespread flooding along the Cedar was still several days away but some low areas were becoming covered The Cedar stood at 108 feet at Waterloo compared with a flood stage of 15 feet The weather bu reau has predicted a crest of 19 feet at Waterloo by next Mon day At Cedar Rapids the river stood at 86 feet and was ex pected to rise to17 Xeet 4 feet above flood stage on Wednesday In Nebraska the most severe appeared to be in Pierce Jbn the Norfolk River in he upper northeast section of the state The river had spilled oveprfiore than 30 blocks of the own of some 1200 persons Evacuation of residents contin icd throughout the night GOVERNOR CHECKS FLOOD SCENE Norman Erbe talks with Marshalltown Mayor W B Crosby as they inspect the swollen Iowa River The governor also flew to Sioux City to i T IT i check thatcitys situation The two skindivers in the background had in stalled yplastic along sandbag dikes to prevent leaks BUENOS AIRES Argentina troops car ried out the first stages of a plan o overthrow defiant President Arturo Frondizi Wednesday but stopped just short of an outright coup Military units occupied Govern ment House in Santa Rosa capi al of La Pampa Province Other units in battle dress rushed to guard positions at com munications and other nerve cen ters in Buenos Aires and key provincial cities Troops at Government House who Tuesday changed from their red blue and gold uniforms for battle fatigues stationed them selves just outside Frondizfs of fice for the first tune in the 11day crisis These guards car ried submachine guns Grim and gaunt from the 11 days of crisis Frondizi drove to his office from his suburban N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Demands a Biblical death rested its case against Adolf Eichmann with a demand that the supreme court uphold his death sentence for the murders of millions of Jews Attorney General Gideon Hausner said Eichmann deserved Biblical ston ing burning strangling and the every baby he consigned to the gas chamber Italy offers disarm plan Minister Antonio Segni of Italy put forward a fourpoint program of partial dis armament beginning with an agreement prohibiting the use of outer space for military purposes The 17 nation disarmament conference also received a mem orandum from Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki outlining his fiveyearold proposal for a nuclearfree zone through the heartland of Europe Taylor looks at the Wall BERLIN1Gen Maxwell D Taylor President Kennedys military adviser took an early morning look at Berlins wall by helicopter Touring with him m another helicopter was Gen Lucius D Clay the Presidents envoy to the divided city French call for reinforcements French massed 60000 troops in Algiers to bring the citys 300000 defiant European settlers under control Reinforcements rolled in from the countryside to guard against any new outbreak by the Secret Army Organization fighting to sabo tage the ceasefire agreement between France and the Algerian nationalist rebels On the inside Society News Pages 679 Sports1920 Clear Lake News 2425 Editorials 26 North Iowa News 28 Latest Markets 30 Mason City News 3031 Comics 32 Transit Schedule 34 SAME home He smiled wanly as re porters asked hun for comment but remained The military occupation of ra dio stations central telephone of fices and public works plants obviously was a move to thwart any disturbance and to be in a position for a military takeover of the nation if it is ordered by the army navy and air chiefs Military sources said the com bined armed forces at a predawn session decided to put into action plans for the forceful ouster of the embattled president after he again rejected their demands thathe quit But at midmorning there wasa sudden halt in the plans appar ently to give Frondizione more chance to resign The guards then were with drawn from positions in the pal ace and outside his office As the situation grew more ense Interior Minister Hugo Vaca Narvaja told newsmen calm pre vails throughout the nation at least externally The minister said that if any measures had been adopted in the armed forces they have not found expression outside the bar racks Defense Minister Mar tinez was reported ready with a compromisethat would keep Prondizi in office while giving the nilitary a veto over his decrees Train derailed by a washout engineer drowns SIOUX CITY engi neer drowned and two crewmen suffered minor injuries Wednes day when a Milwaukee Road reight train locomotive and 10 of its cars jumped the track at a washout near Luton The engineer was identified as 0 De Laughter of Sioux City The crewmen are F D Griffin and G R Zook b o t h of Sioux City The crewmen were treated at a Sioux City hospital and re eased The mishap occurred about 2 miles south of Luton in Wood bury County De Laughter was pinned in or eneath the engine which was ly ng on its side in several feet of water A wrecker crane was sent o pull out the locomotive anda skindiver sought De Laughters body ;