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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspapei Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newsDQoer fhnf m i 11 M L i VOL 102 newspaper that makes ail North lowans neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires UOc a copjJThls Paper Consslts o Two One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 12 1962 Vj t Priced out of the cold war Russia cant afford race By MARGUERITE HIGGINS New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Is the Soviet Union going to price herself out of the cold war in the course of the headlong arms race into which the Kremlin is forcing the free Avorld This conclusion has been bol stered by new information on economic troubles in Russia as well as by admissions by Soviet Premier Khrushchev that the sky rocketing price of the cold war is confronting him with agonizing choices between waging an allout arms race and fulfilling Russias cherished economic goals Why wasnt Russia confronted with the same difficult choice be fore Because the experts say never before even in cold war his tory has the price of new space and nuclear endeavors jumped at such a swift rate H used to be that American de fense planners were dismayed when a new weapons system cost twice as much as an old one Nowadays the new weapons systems often cost five times more than the last and this steep rise is going to get worse rather than better And the New Frontier feels that Russia cannot make this pace with out finding in a year or two or perhaps sooner that this will impose new sacrifices on the Rus sacrifices the Russians cant win because the West has a deci sive advantage in resources ac cording to officials here southwest The mercury soared to 92 Friday at Sioux City where Temperatures Officials estimate that the free day world probably has three times High temperatures Saturday the weapons producing capacity were expected from the 60s in of Russia Red China and the the northeast to the 80s in the satellites combined Kremlinologists at the State De partment have worked up a fas cinating statistic which is that Soviet industrial production today stands in the same ratio to the will be about the same as Friday US as it did in 1913 the time night when lows ranged from 53 of the Czars In 1913 as now the at Dubuque to 70 at Soviet index was 45 to Americas Bluffs 100 or a little less than half No 80 U S reacts to crisis in Laos WASHINGTON Kennedy called in his top military and diplomatic policymakers Sat vji v vi urday amid reports he is planning ment forces The question of US stfenethen US military power military action in the country WIND DAMAGE Mr and Mrs Vern Schoepf talk to a neighbor woman between the wreckage of their machine shed background and a corncrib blown down Friday afternoon on their farm a mile south of Central Heights Part of the corncrib was rammed Storms forecast Iowas weather picture doesnt look any brighter Saturday Thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain hail and strong sur face winds lashed parts of the state during the night Northeast Iowa was particular ly hard hit by the storms during the past few days The scattered showers and thun derstorms will continue roaming iii in uc i u all H sian people And even with new across the state through the week end probably extending into Mon day The Weather Bureau said lo cally heavy rains were likely in northern Iowa throughout Satur Saturday night North Iowa Considerable cloud iness with occasional showers and thunderstorms and little temperature change through Sunday Locally heavy thun dershowers late Saturday Low Saturday 54 to 62 High Sunday 60s northeast to the lower 80s southwest lowa Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms through Sun day Locally heavy thunder showers north through early Saturday night Little change in temperature Low Saturday night 50s northeast to 60s southwest High Sunday 60s northeast to 80s southwest Outlook for Monday Scat tered showers and thunder storms with little temperature change Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset Little change in temperatures is Last year Americas gross naexpected Sunday and Monday tionai product totaled billion and Russias came to bilrain in the past 24 hours Mason lion The combined gross national City 106 inches Cedar Rapids product of Russia China and the 119 Waterloo 89 Sioux City 45 satellites amounted to billion Davenport 35 Ottumwa 24 and The free world industrial leaders Spencer 14 of an inch US West Europe and Jap an reached a GNP of bil lion The signs of strain in Soviet sailors from the U S 7th Fleet economy are both large and donated blood Saturday for in small including news of the canjured Japanese survivors of last cellation of the projected 1967 Worlds Fair in Moscow It is Washingtons view that a desire to economize was behind the cancel lation Russias difficulties in gettirjg the farmer to work according to plan are both celebrated and real Less noticed indicators of strain on the economy include 1 The fact that Russias rate of economic growth experienced a setback in 1961 slowing from the level of six per cent previous ly attained in 1960 to four per cent 2 Housing c o n s t r u ction has dropped sharply and without explanation from planned goals The informed speculation amongi experts is that the cement steel labor etc was shifted to nuclear and space efforts in Russia all space efforts are considered mil 3 Soviet economy is already strained to the outer limits There are no reserves of labor avail able There is no idle industrial capacity Is Khrushchev going to make a facelosing cutback which in the eyes of the experts he cannot avoid if the arms race continues Is a man on Mars more impor tant than proof that postStalin Russia can build decent houses as well as sputniks These are the difficult choices that the experts feel may provide the only chance to bring the Kremlin to its senses and to a truce in the arms race POOR SPORT GUILDFORD England UP Arthur Ringer 34 started an 18 months sentence in jail Satur day for beinga back seat driv er Police told the court Friday Council YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Dubuque has had 145 inches of DONATE BLOOD KOBE Japan weeks Tokyo train crash 68 47 58 106 84 53 SAME N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Sophie renounces royal rights ATHENS Greece Princess Sophie of Greece who marries Spanish Prince Juan Carlos on Monday signed a decree renouncing her rights to the Greek throne The 23yearold princess was second in suc cession to the throne after her brother Crown Prince Constantine Her younger sister Princess Irene who became 20 Friday now replaces her 2 nuclear devices tested WASHINGTON The United States set off two nuclear explosions in the Pacific Friday One of them an underwater blast may have been an anti submarine rocket while the first device was dropped from an airplane near Christmas Island Yank gains his freedom VIENNA Austria Jaromir Zastera an Amer ican citizen imprisoned by Communist Czechoslovakia 12 years ago on espionage charges has been released and is heading for the United States Oppose India aid cuts WASHINGTON Administration forces said they will make an allout fight to reverse a lion cut in next years aid to India voted by the Sen ate Foreign Relations Committee Sponsors of the aid cut said it reflected growing resentment in Con gress against Prime Minister Nehrus military build up Indias invasion of Goa and Defense Minister Krishna Menons repeated attacks on the United States Teacher training at ISU COUNCIL BLUFFS A shortage of adequately elementary school teachers has prompted the hiker and when motorists who Board of Regents to authorize Iowa State Uni hiker and when motorists who gave him a lift refused to go the i ne way he wanted he had a habit regents ruling allows Iowa State to offer the neces into the side of the chicken house left and a cattle shed also was blown down Schoepf said the wind covered a swath only about 100 feet wide His home and barn were not damaged Another Photo Page 2 V from Estes of punching them versity at Ames to train elementary teachers The sary courses to meet state teaching requirements WASHINGTON from the Billie Sol Estes storm struck high up in the Kennedy Ad ministration Friday night As sistant Secretary of Labor Jerry R Holleman resigned saying he had accepted from the in dicted Texas financier In a letter delivered to Presi dent Kennedy Holleman revealed the gift from wheel ing and dealing with government farm programs and officials is be ing investigated by two congres sional committees and by four grand juries in Texas He said he took the money from Estes a friend for 10 years be cause he was having trouble mak ing ends meet on his government salary of a year He offered to help me out by a personal gift said the 43year old Hoileman I accepted this gift J Holleman related that he ac cepted the money in January be fore I knew anything about Mr Estes involvements And he added The gift has no connec tion with any of Mr Estes in terests or my responsibilities This was entirely a personal matter But Holleman said in his letter to the President I realize at the same time that the circum stances which have developed make it inevitable that this inci dent will be misunderstood and that it will be embarrassing to me personally I am not going to let any of this embarrassment af fect anyone else paticularly you and Secretary Goldberg Secre tary of Labor Arthur J Gold Hollemans resignation was the latest development in the swift moving and sensational case in volving Estes The 37yearold onetime Pecos farm boy built a huge financial empire on cutrate sales of liquid fertilizer govern ment grain storage payments cotton allotments and mortgages on allegedly nonexistent fertilizer tanks He has since declared him self bankrupt A Texas court of inquiry turned up evidence that Democrat Estes made big profits from the govern ment surplus grain and cotton programs Some reports estimate that he received as much as million in payments for storing surplus grain and used the money to build his overextended financial castle Republicans seeing a possible chance to embarrass the adminis tration have accused the Demo cratically controlled congres sional committees of dragging their feet The Republicans con tend Estes got favored treatment from the Agriculture Department and demand hearings begin quickly On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 The Surveyor 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 Sports H12 Comics 14 Business News 1617 North Iowa News 20 QUEMOY SHELLED I TAIPEI Formosa Chinese Communists peppered the offshore Qucmoy Islands with 122 shells Friday night In the past the United States has avoided direct military inter vention on behalf of the govern in Southeast Asia to meet a spreading crisis in Laos It was understood US naval forces may be sent to the area in the next day or so Summoned to the White House for the midmorning conference on Laos were Secretary of State Dean Rusk Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara and Gen Lyman L Lemnitzer chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff All returned Friday night from trips around the world McNa mara spent considerable time in Southeast Asia where the new outbreak of fighting between Laos government forces and Commu nistbacked Pathet Lao rebels is proving a source of great concern to the US government Kennedy is reported considering strong measures to deal with the situation assuming that diploma tic efforts to restore a yearlong ceasefire in the embattled king dom prove futile was recently reopened for review by the President The US training and observa tion mission in Laos is reported to total only about 170 military men and 30 civilians This is a very small group in comparison with approximately 5000 Ameri cans engaged in training and sup porting government forces in South Viet Nam Diplomatic attempts to bring the situation under control hinge mainly on the hope of Soviet co operation Both the United States and Brit ain have appealed to Moscow to TRAIN BLOWN UP SAIGON South Viet Nam an guerrillas blew up three coaches of a train killing 29 govenment civil guards injuring 30 and appar ently capturing six the South Viet Nam government reported Saturday join in halting the fighting by us ing its influence with Communist and proCommunist leaders So far the Soviet government has de clined to commit itself officials said The ceasefire was broken a week ago when proCommunist forces began moving on the pro vincial capital of Nam Tha in northwest Laos They captured that town a stronghold of pro Western government forces and have continued to advance against rapidly retreating government troops The State Department said Friday its information indicated government troops were fleeing into neighboring Thailand One major concern of Kennedy administration leaders is that the Red military surge in Laos might upset and endanger the rest of Southeast Asia The changing military situation is regarded here as having a di rect impact on the political pros pects in Laos The Communists now dominate more than two thirds of the country according to US official estimates and pro government forces less than one third TURNABOUT FOR MOMS Sunday is Mothers Day and the youngsters in Mrs Harold Meesters kindergarten class at Holy Family School did things up right They invited their moms to a special party Friday divided their cookies and milk among them and pinned on tissue corsages which they made Left GlobeGazette photos by Jo to right are Mark Keeling and his mother Mrs Hol land Keeling Mrs John Behm and her sonJohn Jr Mrs George Alt and Donna Jean Whalen and her mother Mrs Joseph Whalen and Mrs Nick Di Gregorio and daughter Toni M St L divisions offices moving here from Minneapolis Division headquarters for the Chicago North Western Rail ways M St L Division are being moved from Minneapolis to Mason City according to a general plan announced Satur 30 additional fam ilies here All of the operating offices now in Mason City will be con solidated in the remodeled North Western station along with di vision offices About 30 men including the division superintendent division engineers bridges and building department road masters and other offices will be added to the present Mason City per sonnel The Former station at 540 1st NW which has not been in use for several years will be re modeled to accommodate all of the offices of the division Davey Moen Inc Mason City has the remodeling con tract The permit valuation for the job issued at the City Hall is Chicago North Western Rail way offices now in the old freight house at 426 S Federal and the operating offices at the former M St L station all will be moved to the remodeled Chicago North Western sta tion North Westerns M and St L Division includes everything between Minneapolis and Oska loosa on the M and St L everything between Sanborn Minn and Belle Plaine on tha North Western and also the M and St L branch line from Spencer to Fort Dodge The plan for central control out of Mason City will be used to build up railroad business for the consolidated lines in this area it was explained DEPOT TO JH VISION A L OFFICE   

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