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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Homt The CITY GLOBE VOL 102 newspaper thd t ma fees ca II North lowan Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON riTV TnWA MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 12 1962 neighbors Iflc a Paper Consists of Two ScctionsSecUon HOME EDITION One No 54 Study legal move against industry I Genius is 8 difficult to gouge I Q test is guide By EARL UBELL New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK When the French army psychologists gave 20year old Jean Frene their equivalent of an IQ test they could hardly believe the results So they gave the examination to him a second time with even a more astounding result While Jean had quit school at 14 he scored the highest mark of 40000 recruits who had taken the tests Somewhat taken aback the French officials had him inter viewed by a guidance expert who returned from the inter view muttering that France had another Blaise Pascal who was known to have taught himself geometry at the age of 12 from first principles In any case the French army took the thing rather seriously afterall the IQ test was in vented in France by Alfred they deferred young Frene and sent him to college where he completed a sixyear cqursemfiye months this young has the mark of some of themost fimdainejtaf problems in psy chological science questions which have puzzled psychol ogists for more than a century What is a genius Is the talent inherited or nurtured Is genius close to the brink of sanity As for the nature of genius psychologists agree that no single talent suffices to define the creature Take IQ intei ligence quotient This is a score on a pencil and paper test which 4jCompares the achievement of tithe individual with other per sons of the same chronological age Yet it turns out to be but a rough guide to future achievement x Dr Lewis Terman and his associates at Stanford Univer sity followed up some 1500 children who had IQs of 140 and above This represented the top 2 per cent of the popu lation Of these only two had IQs of 200 which meant that they achieve scores of children twice their ages COMPARISON IN STEEL pares hourly wage increases and fringe benefits re ceived by steel workers as against increases in prices by industry since 1946 Asterisk in fringe benefit col umn in 1949 refers to a pension increase which ranged from 0 to 20 cents per hour depending on a particular company for industry average of 10 cents per hour Actions called utter contempt FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES President Kennedy charged Wednesday that a tiny handful of stfeel companies who raised prices were guilty of utter contempt of the American people He said he is reexamining his proposals to give tax relief to the industry Smouldering with anger Kennedy used hisharshest news conference language to lash out at the price hikes announced by U S Steel and other big steel firms He termed their ac lon wholly unjustifiable and irresponsible defiance of the national interest Asked ifhis proposals to allow faster tax writeoffs for in dustry as an incentive would be affected Kennedy broke in to say It affects our budget I discussed it with Treasury sec retary Douglas Dillon This matter is being very carefully ooked into now The tax bill has passed the House but is still pending in the ocnsts Kennedy told a news conference the price hike would in crease the costs of homes autos appliances and other items for every American family ermore he said he has been advised the increase would add a billion dollars to the cost of na ional defense at a time when every dollar is needed The facts of the matter are Kennedy said there is no justification for an increase in steel prices Kennedy said the recent steel labor settlement effective July was widely acknowledged to up into highly competent per sons with a low rate of mental illness although with a some what high rate of suicide Nevertheless there were defi nitely two groups within this elite The achievers andunder achievers who didnt fulfill their early promise Dr Therman had an oppor tunity to meet one of the 200 IQ children He just wasnt interested in anything intellec tual and had some personality difficulties besides he said In general the achievers were motivated to get something done they had an ability to get alongwith other people and they had adequate personalities Dr Bayley also recalled a Canadian woodsman who walked out of the sorest to score very high on the IQ ex aminations Just as with Jean Frene the Canadian received fellowships and scholarships He took double loads of credits and got straight As in everything she said but as far as I know he never did any thing with it I dont think he ever took the right sequence of credits even to graduate Even extension memory doesnt mark a genius Psy chologists know of many in dividuals particularly quiz winners who have prodigious spongelike minds which soak up encyclopedias and every thing readable at first reading Yet they have all those facts and dont know what to do with them except to answer set ques tions purpose of the administrations role which Kennedy said both parties understood was to avoid a settlement requiring an in crease in prices he saidHe added that labor cost per ton of steel is expected actually to decline in the next year He quoted a Labor Depart ment estimate that the labor cost of steel in 1961 was es sentially the same as in 1958 There was some indication Ken nedy felt he should have had more advance word than he did receive of US Steels decision to raise prices In response to questions Ken nedy said there had been no prior consultation about the price rise with the administration He said he was informed of the price increase after the news went to the papers He said he told Blough he was much disappointed and hoped other companies would not follow suit Kennedy was asked if since1 he thinks the new steel prices may send the cost of living up he feels the steehvorkers are now entitled to an increase in pay The President said that the union contract has been signed and the steelworkers will now have to live with it What about regulations of steel prices like regulation of public utilities as suggested by Sen Al bert Gore DTenn Kennedy was asked Kennedy said he does not think what he had said indicated agree ment with that approach SHAH AND FARAH JFK and Shah have burden Pretty wives WASHINGTON UPI Pres ident Kennedy quipped at a stale dinner Wednesday night that he and his guest of honor the Shah of Iran have a com mon burden beautiful wives who steal the spotlight Toasting the Shah and his 23 yearold queen who glittered from head to toe with diamonds and emeralds the President said His highness and I have burden that we carry in com mon we both paid state visits to Paris last year and from all accounts we might as well both have stayed home He referred to the sensations both Jacqueline Kennedy and Queen Fa rah created when they went to the French capital on state visits with their husbands As he said it Kennedy smiled down on the exotic dark haired queen who wore a brilliant tiara and a goldDior gown encrusted with brilliants and corals Antitrust action is pondered U S Steel is target FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The Justice Department was reported Thursday as considering the possibility of filing an antitrust suit seeking a breakup of U S Steel into smaller companies The report was circulated as President Kennedy held an un usual meeting with advisers on the steel price increase A top congressional leader forecast iwift government action in the situation The White House meeting summoned by the President to explore a broad range of pos iible federal moves to combat jffects of the S6 a ton price hike lasted 40 minutes Later Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Mon ana predicted that the Senate and House Antitrust subcommit tees would move in quickly with investigations and that the Jus tice Department would take a more than ordinary interest in this unnecessary rise The time for talking is past Mansfield the time for action1 hias r Any such suit against US Steel would be based on an alle gation that its average 40 per cent share of the market and its power over pricing atfded up to monopoly control The government has a prece dent for such a suit in the alumi num industry Aluminum Com pany of America ALC0A Was forced to drop control of Alumi num Ltd of Canada after the overnment filed an antitrust suit As the administration was charting its course of action here a seventh steel company in Pittsburgh that it was raising arices effective at midnight Na tional is the nations fifthranked producer It appears the administration has the following goals 1 Force a rollback if possible of the boost posted Tues day by US Steel Corp and adopt ed with alacrity by its biggest competitors 2 Discourage a similar price like in aluminum steels chief competitor now that steel has opened the breach in Kennedys rogram of voluntary stabiliza ion 3 Pave the way for possible egislation giving the government a stronger hand in the wageset ing and pricefixing processes 4 Retain if possible the coop eration of labor in the antiinfla ion drive by showing that the ad ministration meant business in de manding the same restraint of management as it asked of un ons 5 Expose the price ermed by US Steel a modest catchup adjustment but de nounced by Kennedy as a ruthless rofit such pitiless scrut ny and publicity as might deter other firms and industries The Weather North Iowa Decreasing cloudi ness and diminishing winds Thursday night colder with hard freeze lows 2025 Gen erally fair Friday highs in the 40s Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy and colder with diminishing winds Thursday night occas ional snow extreme east until about midnight lows 2025 north 2530 south Friday mostly fair and warmer highs 40s northeast to 50s southwest Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 48 Minimum 31 Precipitation 47 I Snow Selects for new judge Erbe to make final choice DBS MOINES tf Three District Court Re publicans and one vere nominated Wednesday to fill a vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court Gov Norman Erbe will select e of the nominees to succeed Justice William L Bliss 85 of viason City who announced re irement FISHERMANS DELIGHT photo proves lowans see everything duringMotherNatures yearly juggling of in Joe Holubs of rain as a real came up Wed nesday night for drinks and bathing The rain changed to snow and provided The three named by a special committee appointed by the overnor were Judges Clay jeGrand of Davenport C Ed vin Moore of Des Moines and eorge Van Allen of Mount leasant Judges Van Allen and Moore are Republicans LeGrand a Democrat Chief Justice Theodore Gar ield of Ames committee chair man presented the nominations o the governors office after a session Wednesday We unanimously agreed on he three outstanding men any one of whom is wellqualified o serve on the Supreme Court the worms with soft bedding for the night Holub who lives at 540 llth NE collects the worms Thursday morning Holub attributes the large worm popu lationto the of commercial Wormsarenatu ral soil conditioners Holub asserts Minnesota bears brunt of spring snow Unbelieving lowang and Min nesotans found spring looking just like winter Thursday Snow fell over much of the states and its going to continue in some areas until Friday Along with the snow which reached a depth of 3 inches at Waukon cold air carried on northerly winds moved into the state The weather bureau said the cold temperatures would drop below freezing all over the state Thursday night with a hard freeze likely in the north and locally in central counties A warming trend was in sight for Friday and Saturday with sunshine breaking through the overcast skies Highs Friday were expected to climb into the 40s in the northeast and 50s in the southwest The snow which sent the snow plows out in the Waukon area began early ttiis morning as N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Mistrial bid denied WIESBADEN Germany The courtmartial judge trying U S Air Force Capt Joseph K Kauff man on espionage charges overruled a defense mo tion for a mistrial The defense complained a witness and the prosecution had communicated through sig nals with court spectators Excessive spending blamed WASHINGTON Republican congressional leaders replied to President Kennedys attack on the steel industry by asserting that he was looking in the wrong place for basic causes of inflation They blamed excessive government spending for causing spiraling prices and wages Fallout showsup in South WASHINGTON The first traces of vadioac tive fallout from last falls Russian nuclear testing in the atmosphere are beginning to show up in the southern United States But government scientists saw no reason for alarm because the rise was expect ed to beslight and leave radioactivity levels well be low the danger point Space flight celebrated MOSCOW Soviet Premier Khrushchev in his first public appearance since a recent attack of in fluenza led celebration of the first anniversary of Yuri Gagarins pioneer space flight Junk mail rights retained WASHINGTON The House defeated by five votes 197192 an attempt to end its right to send un addressed or junk mail to voters at taxpayers ex pense scattered showers pushed ahead of a small storm center Parts of northwest and central Iowa received from to seventenths of an inch of rain Wednesday night and the northern border of the state hac at least an inch of snow as far east as Mason Gity The highway commission re ported roads 50 to 100 per cent snow or roughice covered north and west of a line from Sioux City to Correct o n v i 11 e Ida Grove and Estherville while slushy con d i t i o n s prevailed north of Iowa 3 from Pocahon tas to Dubuque Minnesota was hit much hard er Snow mounted 11 inches deep at Pipestone and was more than a half foot deep in Minne sotas Twin Cities where the Minnesota Twins still hope to open their baseball season Fri day Six inches of snow fell at Rochester Both Rochester and the Twin Cities needed only one more I inch of snow to match or top alltime records Minneapolis and St Paul had already shov cied out of a total of 784 inches of snow during the bitter winter and chill spring Scores of schools were closed in Minnesota On the inside Society News 89TO Sports 1314 North Iowa News 15 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 Editorials jg Clear Lake News 2021 Comics 22 Transit Schedule 24 SAME DATE 1961145 Garfield said Judge Van Allen is the broth er of James Van Allen noted ipace physicist at the Univer sity of Iowa Moore 59 has been a Polk ounty District Court judge unce Jan 1943 Before that he vas a Des Moines municipal udge for nearly 7 years A L927 graduate of the Drake University law school he is a pastpresident of the Iowa Dis trict Judges Association Van Allen 50 was graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College and the University of Iowa law school He was admitted to the bar in 1936 v V4gv Le Grand 51 received his lav degree from the Catholic Uni versity of America Washing on DC after taking his un LeGRAND MOORE ergraduate work at St Am rose College Davenport He s a native of Davenport The committee had been ex ected to nominate one Demo rat to emphasize the nonpar isan character of the commit ee The lone Democrat on the ourt is Justice T Eugene Thornton Waterloo Besides Garfield and Newell he recommending committee ncludcd H u 11 m a n W 0 Veaver John Boeye John E Dean Mason Ladd of he University of Iowa law chool Dean Martin Tollefson f the Drake University law chool W Earl Hall Jack ewis and State Rep Frances lakes Gov Erbe is expected to ap one Of j0 the yerar post within a few days Ordin arily the ap point ment would be for the balance of Justice Bliss term until the Nov 6 gen eral election But the proce VAN ALLEN dure could be langed if Iowa voters approve ie judicial amendment to the onstitution in the June 4 rimary The amendment does away ith the usual partisan elec on of judges and provides tor ominating commissions very milar to the one Gov Erbe amed to help him fill the va ancy on the Supreme Court hus the judge the governor Dpoints i could serve until Dec 1964 if the constitutional hange is adopted TEACHERS STRIKE ROME ff Italian public hool teachers started a three ay strike Wednesday giving ementary and high school pu ils an extra spring vacation   

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