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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1962, Mason City, Iowa Nprth Iowas Daily Newspapei Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL T02 The newspaper Associated Press and United Press Internationa Full Wires that makes all North MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 16 HOME EDITION lowans neighbors 10c a Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection One No S3 Old folks lobby for Medicare Townsend plan is recalled By LYLE C WILSON WASHINGTON UPI The politics of medical care for the aging is building up another big political pressure group in the United States from which more is hkely to be heard rather than less Anyone who remembers the Townsend Old Age Pension Plan TOAPP that bloomed in the 1930s will have some idea of what the old folks can do when or ganized The old folks fell for TOAPP with a whoop of delight Headquarters was in Los Angeles Great sums of money ac cumulated there The old folks showered down with their si and an occasional S2 bills and TOAPP held its own national political convention in 1936 in the great Cleveland Hall just vacated by the Republicans who had nom inated Alf M Landon for presi dent Dr Townsend presided at that convention tall and serious and happy in the belief that he was about to obtain a federal pension for every oldster in the land When the Rev Ger ald L K Smith ended his speech which was an appeal for contri butions the old folks stormed the stage filling hats and buckets with and bills The Townsend 01j Age Pen sion Plan was a major factor in persuading Congress to enact Social Security legislation That legislation disorganized TOAPP but did not wholly quiet the old folks They kept the heaton Congress so that it has been customary since for Congress to regularly hike Social Security payments usually in election years All of that was nearly 30 years ago The old folks have not had much if any organization or leadership since Dr Townsend disappeared The Medicare dispute is chang ing that Operating now in Wash ington at an address conveniently close to the US Capitol where the Medicare votes will be cast is the National Council of Senior Citizens This organization repre senting the oldsters is committed to the Kennedy administration plan for Medicare through Social Security Its political base could be enormous It could be as great for example as is the political base of organized labor Given organization locally and national ly the old folks could become a balance of power vote in many elections In that role the old folks could dictate to political parties as or ganized labor orracial groups dic tate In 1955 there were in the United States just more than 14 million persons aged 65 years or more In March i960 this number had grown to 156 million The statistical abstract of the United States says there were in this country in 1959 236818 physicians 100615 dentists and in 1958 460000 registered nurses The medical profession is well or ganized and better able than the old folks to get its story to the people But the old folks have the ad ministration going for them in this political contest The Ken nedy administration can reach the people more easily oftener and with more impact than can the embattled Medicos The two sides are not evenly balanced Medicare may be defeated at this session of Congress But practical politicians know it is on the way DOCTOR OF YEAR DES MOINES Ed win B Walston 94 Des Moines Wednesday was named the out standing general practitioner of the year by the Iowa Medical Society COMMANDERS IN THAlLANDGen Paul D Ha kins left and U Gen James L Richardson Jr will command US forces in southeast Asia Gen 9nSnvxT of 6000man force in South Viet Nam will head US troops in both Thai land and South Viet Nam Lt Gen Richardson clep of US Amy forces in the Pacific has been named to command combat elements of Markins overall command 5 injured when bus car meet Three young girts and two men were injured early Wed nesday afternoon in a collision between a school bus and auto mobile The accident happened on a gravel road three miles south and one mile west of Emery The girls were passengers on the school bus driven by Gor don E Schmolke 44 Clear Lake Kay Maureen Nickerson 6 Clear Lake suffered a frac tured wrist and face lacera tions Cynthie Sue Taylor 5 Route 5 Clear Lake received face lacerations Christie Gayle Oeltjenbrim 5 rural Clear Lake received bruises The North Iowa Fair to partly cloudy windy and quite warm through Thursday Lows Wed nesday night 6G71 High Thursday in middle 80s Nickerson and Taylor girls were admitted to Mercy Hos pital The driver of the car Clifford A Doran 22 Rockwell was admitted to the hospital with a broken arm and severe lacera tions Schmolke was treated for lacerations A highway patrolman investi gating the accident said the bus was knocked into a ditch by the impact of the crash The car was demolished The patrolman said charges probably would be filed against Doran Nicholas wants homestead tax exemption hike DES MOINES H Nicholas candidate for the Re publican nomination for governor aroposed that the next legislature soost the homestead tax exemp US has drawn 2 lines S E Asia at stake By ROY ESSOYAN NEW YORK United tates has drawn two lines through the jungles swamplands and rugged mountains of political y explosive Southeast Asia One line is on the frontier of South Viet Nam The other is on the frontier of Thailand There is a big gap between hese lines and they dont look oo defensible But the United States seemingly has little choice nit to defend them if the advance of Communist forces is to be AP news analysis topped in Southeast Asia at this ate stage The lines have one slim factor n their favor The areas behind hem are run by antiCommunist governments that are still pro Vestern Little landlocked Laos the area n between the two lines is a hole hat could turn into a Communist corridor But there are signs the JS government today regards riaos as indefensible For a year the United States las been trying to settle for a leulral coalition government in aos With twothirds of the coun try overrun by proCommunist forces any such coalition will be heavily Aveighted in favor of the Communists That seems to make a proCommunist Laos almost inevitable eventually How did we get into such a mess What are we doing in Southeast Asia anyway And what can we salvage now These are the questions the average American may ask and cannot answer although he is one of the most literate citizens in the world The average citizen of the three countries most directly affected Laos South Viet Nam and Thai the foggiest idea of GEN RAOUL SALAN I am chief of the OAS Salan boasts PARIS AP ExGen Raoul Salan once Frances most dcco rated soldier proudly admitted at lis treason trial Wednesday thai he is chief of the European Secret Army Organization which vio lently opposes Algerian independ tion from to The former lieutenant governor says that a 50 per cent increase My plete responsibility is Salan declared com in clipped voice as he stood before a high military tribunal empow ered to impose the death sen tence I am not the chief of a gang Jut a French general representing he victorious army and not the ranquished army Salan arose in the prisoners box to read a 24page statement His attorneys summoned more han a score of witnesses for his defense against charges of sub version and armed insurrection The witnesses included Mrs whats going on Laos the most primitive of hese three countries has prac tically no telephones hardly any roads The people except for a few hardy mountain tribesmen are gentle funloving and easy going The last thing they want to do S fight That is why they break and run when better disciplined proCommunist guerrillas launch t Wy jyvl IHlMUclSe Iowa Fair to partly cloudy n tne exemption would be a di warm and windy throughrect property tax relief to Iowa Thursday with widely tcred showers and thunder storms extreme nortwest homeowners Iowas homestead credit pay ment was first enacted in 1034 says Nicholas and it is time we brought it up to date Lows Wednesday night in the 60s Highs Thursday in the 80s Further outl o o siderable cloudiness with widely scattered showers or thunderstorms and not so warm Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy showers High Thursday 75 85 GlobeGazetle Weather up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset the smallest of offensives SONS OF MAJUL MENDOZA Argentina UPI Majul a Syrian who im migrated in 1873 died here Tues day at the age of 119 He is sur vived by 3 sons 23 grandsons Seat on and Scranton Jean de Lattre cle Tassigny wid ow of the marshal of France who died in 1952 Several rightist members of the National Assembly also showed ip to testify for the cold brillant chief of the Secret Army Organi zation He said that once a person has known the France of courage he will never accept the France of abandonment Salan referred to the nowfam ous bazooka attack the plot to kill him with a bazooka shell in early 1958 One of Salans aides diedin the attack and Salan has openly accused French politic ians of being involved in the plot The instigators of this plot are the same persons who today are demanding the death sen tence for me he said On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 8910 Clear Lake News 2223 Sports 2526 Latest Markets 38 Mason City News 3839 Comics 40 North Iowa News 44 Transit Schedule 45 Ikebacked candidates win 92 65 75 SAME DATE1961 IMC TRESS D I I Two men endorsed by former George Mmo r of Philadelphia who rfxiiHrnf rinMnKf r uncv US two nolitipallv unUnmvn President Dwight D Eisenhower won Republican gubernatorial nominations by lopsided margins in Nebraska and Pennsylvania and Gov J Millard Tawes won Democratic nomination in Mary land in a tighter race The Eisenhowerbacked winners in Tuesdays primary elections were Rep William Scranton in Pennsylvania and former Secre tary of the Interior Fred Seaton in Nebraska Tawes overcame allegations of patronage peddling to win nom nation for a second term by a solid margin in what had been rated a very close race The ormer state comptroller straight defeat by a 32 margin in popular votes Maryland Republicans picked former Rep Frank Small Jr to contest Tawes in November Scranton 44 entered the Penn sylvania race after a fellow it be known he would campaign only for young and vigorous tickets tfe had the parly leaderships backing but State Grange Master J Collins McSparran charging that Scranton was a carbon copy Democrat waged a vigor ous campaign Scranton rolled up a 41 margin His opponent in November will be Richardson Dihvorth former candidates in the Democratic pri mary Dilworth tried once before in 1950 and lost by 86000 votes Gov David Lawrence a Demo crat cannot succeed himself un der Pennsylvania law Sealon a Hastings publisher who spent eight years in various appointive jobs in the Eisenhower administration bowled over two opponents by a better than 41 margin in the Nebraska Republi can primary Nebraska Democrats rcnomi nated Gov Frank Morrison He easily defeated two candidates including the widow of his pred ecessor the late Gov Ralph G Brooks Planes first to arrive Reds pull back lines BANGKOK Thailand dozen US Air Force jets flew into Bangkok Wednesday as the spearhead of a new US Southeast Asian command to help defend Thailand from any Communist hrust from Laos The United States lias asked its allies in Southeast Asia to join it in sending military forces into Thailand Sources said Australia New Zealand Britain Pakistan and The Philippines had been asked to consider the dispatch of small forces As the swift Super Sabres land 3d US military sources reported hat Laotian troops had move jack into Houei Sai the Laotian jorcler village they abandone ast Friday before a Communis offensive American sources said the main body of the proComrmmis athet Lao and its North Viet namese supporters apparently had aded back 50 miles from Houe Sai This force was reported ai Vien Phou Kha 40 miles south o Nam Tha the provincial capital o lorthwest Laos overrun nearly wo weeks ago at the start of the Red drive in northern Laos About 300 Laotian troops who led across the Mekong River into Thailand moved back into Houe Sai and set up a defense perime er 10 miles outside the town au thoritative sources said The first US FlOO jet Stipe Sabres which arrived were from he 13th Air Force Squadron in the Philippines They can fly miles an hour and pack a letha oacl of explosives Expected later were eight more 100s and a squadron of A4D Sky lawks slower but able to hit hare vith a load of 6000 pounds o ombs They were to be followed a lawn Thursday about 5 pm CST Wednesday by 1800 combal Marines to be landed at a Tha naval base south of Bangkok rom units of the US 7th Fleet n the Gulf of Siam Military sources said C130 ransport planes would be flown Bangkoks Don Muang Air ort to airlift the Marines to hailands northeast border with aos The Pentagon announced Vashington that 1200 other Army oops would be sent to Thailand the Pacific area With 1000 rmy combat men already here fter recent SEATO maneuvers they will bring the total Ameri can force bolstering Thailands de fenses to about 5000 men The Marines were waiting just off Thailands coast Helicopters are expected to begin landing them Wednesday at the Thai naval base at Sataheep Even before announcement of the US landings requested by Thai Premier Sarit Thanarat there were signs the Pathct Lao in northwest Laos was beginning to pull back from Thailands bor der Red Chinas official newspa per the Pciping Peoples Daily warned that preparations to land US Marines in Thailand con stitute military interference that absolutely cannot be over looked The warning in some ways re sembled that issued before Red China intervened openly in the Korean War Pciping however lias voiced warnings previously in connection with South Viet Nam and Southeast Asia without aking action HONOR KENNEDY WASHINGTON UPI Offi cials of Bnai Brith the Jewish service organization Tuesday presented President Kennedy an ornamental silver wall plaque decorated with tradition al symbols of Judaism US PLANES SENT TO THAILANDTht Department said in Washington that Marine A4D attack planes like the one at top and Air Force FlOO jet fighter bombers type at were the first elements reaching Thailand of the new forces being sent there The planes were flown iirfrom the Philip pines N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES New Philippines claims bill WASHINGTON The House Foreign Affairs committee voted 15 to 4 to send a new Philippines claims bill to the House floor and sponsors hoped it would heal a major rupture between this country and the island republic The bill which would author ize payment of million in old war damage claims in the Philippines was defeated last week inan upset vote in the House Wonts polls desegregated MACON Ga The US Justice Department filed siut asking that Bibb County Ga officials be restrained from using segregated voting machines and from counting white and Negro votes sepa rately Dangerous prisoners flee jail prisoners including hired gunman William Triplett admitted partner in the ambush slaying of a union leader overpowered three guards and escaped The three men were armed with five 38caliber revolvers and were considered highlv dangerous Dutch nab Indonesians HOLLANDIA Dutch New naval units captured a boatload of 20 armed Indonesians attempting a landing near Fak Fak in western New Guinea Dutch troops also were attacking a band of Indonesian paratroopers who were dropped near Fak Fak Tuesday May speed negotiations WASHINGTON Kennedy has told members of Congress he believes the US show of military strength in Thailand may speed lagging ne gotiations to form a coalition government in Laos Key clubs meet Iowas needs Hultman opposes iiquorbythedrink By RON SPEER DES MOINES by n j i ul y lut urijiK 35 some the drink in Iowa would provide isay there is Everybody fewer drinking spots than the present key club system and could lead to an invasion of syn dicate gamblers and mobsters Evan Hultman said Atty Gen Wednesday I am not convinced that the net results of liquor by the drink would be desirable he said I havent met anyone who actually thinks a simple change in the states liquor laws would solve all the enforcement problems And I dont think there is ns much demand by lowans for liq uor by the drink as some people say there is Everybody who wants a drink can get it now from the many many legitimate key clubs Liquor by the drink has been advocated by Harold Hughes of jlda Grove candidate for the Democratic nomination for gover nor who says it would boost state revenue by more than million annually Thats a pipe dream Hult man said in an i n t e r v i e w lowans would have to double Merchants Offer Big Values Greater Mason City Days THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY MAY 17 18 and 19
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