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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1962, Mason City, Iowa Doily Newspaper Edited for HOME EDITION VOL 102 The newspaper that makes all North I o wans UM Prttf IattrMtIHUFuU UMe W1MI MASON SATURDAY JUNE 2 neighbors 10c a Consult of Two SectionsSection OM fdrWWI veterans Support is mounting By FRANK ELEAZER WASHINGTON UPI Signa tures are piling iip dri a petition which could force to a vote in the House a controversial separate pension bill for veterans of World War I The bill if is estimated to add million to pensioncosts the first year and more than billion eventually Chairman Olin E league of the House Veterans committee which took testimony on this and other pension proposals last year thinks it is a bad bill The Texas Demo crat says veterans of World War I are andshould be covered like veterans of World War II and Korea under existing pension laws The veterans of World War I of the USA Inc says the pre sent law is fine for veterans s of other wars But it is pressing for the separate bill for all veterans of more than 90 days in the first World War The bill would provide non serviceconnected pensions of monthly subject to some limits on other income Existinglaw provides a sliding scale of pension payments based on age need disability not due to service and number of de and running up to a month Pensions tare not be confused with compensation which is paid to men disabled or ill as a resull of their military duty Backers of Hie bill claimthey have about 150 signatures of House members on a petition to the committee from considerationoftheJbill It takes 219 the petition 3effective John Bashacanationa commanderof the Veterans is about gettingltbe rest c 1 Teague Bashara will make although tedly was surprised at some of the signers Among them is Rep Clarence Cannon DMb chairman of the i appropriations committee and a noted economizer v The includes such Republican conservatives Rep Ben Jensen ofIowa Ear Wilson of Indiana and Glenn Gun ningham of1 Nebraska Liberal Democrats on the list include Reps c EditK jSreen of1 Oregon James of California and JohiPBrademas of Indiana is om of Congrws most decorated and most seriously wounded infantry soldiers o World War H The main arguments for aw against the run something like this s For The World War I veteran Is todays forgotten man He emerged from the trenches with no GI bill no home loan no free education no mustering out pay Now is age 69 too old to work in poor health am ought not to have to prove hes a charity case toget a lift from hiscountry Against Other veterans can be just as needy and eventually will be just as old Mostrof the i proposed added benefits could go to the least needysince the most needy already qualify An the government so far has spent per manto World War I veterans including a bonus some years after the war Mop up after one of most V excjting stock market weeks By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Writer DES tics has got so expensive that it akes lots of money to even get beat with That famous quotation by Will Rogers strikes a nerve in Mon days primary as there are only four contests in the 16 statewide Much has been said about the publics general apathy toward NO MORE GROWING PAINS Suleiman All Nash nush 18 one of the tallest men on earth grins as he learns that surgery he underwent at a clinic in Rome Italy has stopped his impressive growth at 81 feet He hopes to play on a basketball team when he is re leased L ews in a nutshell 1 FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES S ji i J j f 11 f weatherhas forceda oneday postponement of the firsfhigtialtitude nu clear bomb to be exploded by the UnitedStates in thecurrent test series in the Pacific v i Duke Duchess note anniversary l NEW a small shipboard champagne dinner party the only kingeyervoluntarily to abdi cate the throne of Britain and the woman for whom he did it celebrated their silver We made it last the Duke and Duchess of Windsor responded almost in unison just before embarking on the liner United States for Europe Explosive fell from ship PALM Fla A barrel pf potentially explosive metallic sodium foundin the surf near the winter home of the Kennedy family apparently fell from a passing shiptheSecret Service concluded The barrel was foundbobbing inthe surf near the residence ofthe Presidents father and theWhite House said it was riot believed to be a case of de liberate planting of explosives i 5 Mt Everest climb fails NEW DELHI India A second attempt by an Indian expedition to conquer Mt Everest failed just 400 feet short of the summit The defense ministry announced monsoon windsand snows stopped the attempt and deteriorating weather forced the team comprised largely of Indian soldiers and Sherpas to withdraw Boy slays benefactors Va Hugh Templeman a homeless16yearold boy befriendedby a rural farm familyadmitted he shot and killed his three bene factors because they had been nagging him about his chores NEW YORK Street broke Ks traditional Saturday calm to mop up after one of the most exciting weeks in its history Although closed to trading as usual the New York Stock Ex change instructed brokers to have members of their staffs on its floor The job is to handle the moun tainous paper work that piled up during the heavy trading that ac companied the biggest plunge and the biggest rally since the crash year of 1929 Employes will be working over time in brokers offices too in an effort to catch up The market although stalled Friday in a recovery drive came outof the turbulent week about where it started Profittakers who bought Mon day and Tuesday morning during the slump started selling Friday and turned a whopping rally into a moderate decline The fact that a weekend was ahead made in vestors cautious As a result the market will enter next week at an important crossroads Some WaU Street experts felt tnatjhe market wasin need of a rest after its strenuous exer tions t Fridays trading was a mild affair compared with the rousing sessions of Monday Tuesday and Thursday The market was closed Wednesday for Memorial Day Trading dropped to 576 million shares which normally wouldbe considered very heavy but1 it was light against the 1071 million Thursday 1475 million Tuesday and 935 million Monday The averages that are used to measure the markets movements wiped out their early week losses on the rally and wound up aboul where they stood at the close ol the previous week The Associated Press average of 60 stocks dipped 10 to 22540 Friday a shade ahead of the 22460 at which it had stood a week earlier The Dow Jones averageof 30 industrials declined 231 to 61105 a little below its 61188 a week ago Few issues in primary on Monday but theyre important to lowans the primary election Some have gone as far as blaming the can didates themselves calling them lack luster But perhaps the best hypothesis for his apathy is the lack of contests because of the expense of running for a state office A candidate must have an organization in order to Much has been made out of the fact r county officers now serve fouryear terms with only half of them being elected every two years which cuts down contests with local interest The oftre peated phrase has been a close sheriffs race will bring out the vote Lately however some well informed politicians have chal lenged that statement saying the sheriffs races have been over rated VDunng the last three decades even through the Roosevelt ad rriinistt aliens Republicans have controlled approximately 80 per cent of the Iowa courthouses As a result opposition in the Repub lican primaries has been almost nonexistent So even reverting back to the two year terms for all county officers there is a question this would result in a sizeable vote increase inthe primary Although there is talk of general apathy it appears to be confined to state races For there is ample evidence that m o r ea n dmore lowans are taking an increasing Moslems Secret Army confer Terrorism halted in truce move Hope to retain the Europeans ALGIERS French sources reported Saturday that the terrorist European Secret Army Organization and the Mos lem Front of National Liberation definitely have made contact on the Future of Algeria The French sources said word of contacts was receivedin a message addressed to French officials inAlgiers in connection with the mysterious secret army truce now in its third day The message was the informants said Contacts been established They are prelim inary and on a low level but they exist Some sources said the secret army called the truce only occa sionally broken to impress on the Mbslemijr that peace in pendsjonthe terrorist organiza not the French government ofPresident Charles de Gaulle 1 According to some government officials the contacts were initiat ed by the secret1 army which is said to be offering to halt terror ism and to appeal to Europeans to remain in Algeria andthus avoid the countrys economic col lapse L u The secret army is reported to be demanding in exchange aspe cial status for Algerias cities which have large numbers of Eu ropeans and i a strong European representation on bodies con cerned with economic and even political affairs t 3 j T The nationalist command of Al giers continues to showhostility to theJproposalsit was reported Butf French sources said thena tionalist leadership in nearby areas east south and west of Al giers are willingto support the negotiations Thegist of the preliminary con tacts was reported to have been submitted to the nationalist gov ernment in The Al gerian revolutionary Parliament meeting now in the Libyan capital of Tripoli may act on the pro posals within days Unconfirmed reports in Algiers said the secret army was prepar ing a proclamation of truce and an appeal to the Europeans to have confidence The appeal may be distributed as early as Tues day It was still unclear however how peace could be worked out by the tough leaders of the secret army most of them traditional enemies of Moslems and con demned to death by French courts By halting terror in Algiers the secret army demonstrated that it alone controls the killers This is undoubtedly a strong card in its hand TO HELP REFUGEES WASHINGTON UPI iThe widow of Gen Claire L Chen nault announced Saturday that a citizens committee had been formed to provide relief for refugees of Communist China SAME SkTetj Dcpcrtmeat Z4 OR SIDNEY RAND DRrJ YLVISAKER Dr Sidney Rand named i M 1 new Luther president p i T pECORAH Sidney A Rand 46 Minneapolis has been named president okLuther Collegehere i Rand will take office Sept 1 He succeeds Dr J Ylvisak er who has resigned because he is suffering from ease 1 The announcement that Dr Rand will be the new president was made aftersssiidaymeet ing College Board of Regents T Dr Randnow is executiverdi rector of the Board of College Ed ucation of the Amencan Lutheran Church He graduate of Con corjlia o 1 lie g e at Minnrand doctors degree from the school in From to Dr was president of College in Forest City From 1946 to1951 onthestaff a wYlvisaker has served as presidentof Hehad four more yearsto go onhis sixyear term v College officials has tiof yet Breached a deci the regents thathe on the staff Iowa Cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with occasional light rain extreme south and in southeast and extreme south Continued cool some warmer northwest Sunday afternoonLow Saturday 50 to SSHigh Sundayr50s northeast to 60s west and south Outlook for Monday Cloudy showers and little change in temper ature North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness and not much change in temperature through Sunday Low Saturday mostly in low er 50s High Sunday upper 50s to lower 60s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 55 Minimum 45 At 8 am 50 Sunrise Sunset 747 On the inside Ntws 3 Chwrch FMtvrn 45 Mason City t9 Latnt MUHcats 9 News Tf Yank wounded in battle with Korean spies SEOUL South US Army said Saturday an American soldier guarding the Korean truce line was shot and wounded in a gun battle between troops of the US 1st Cavalry Di vision and three Communist North Korean spies One communis agent was killed The wounded American was hii twice in the arms and once in the head but was in good condition an Army spokesman said A group of American soldier preparing to return to their com pound stumbled across the three Koreans hiding in holes near the 1st Cavalry Division area the spokesman said Editorials Comks Business News North Iowa News U And just where do you think youre Wow WATERLOO UPDIowa high way r patrolmen reported Friday they were somewhat startled dur ing one of their saturation crackdowns on traffic violators i this area They stopped one car and got a surprise The occupants were a married ly Possibility of railroad pact now SOSO 3 Crucial session on Monday CHICAGO top union Deader said Saturday there is a 50 50 chance that the railroads will settle their wage dispute with 450 000nonoperatmg train menem ployes The statement came fronV G E chairman of the commit tee that represents the 11 unions of nonoperatmg as clerks and shop1 craftsmen The negdtiatorsfor both sides are scheduled to meet Monday in Chicago i will able to reach an agreement depends ona number Jof things told the Associated Press There is about 5050 chance of reachinj an Monday A nurnbei of things have to be worked but James headsthe negotiating team for the rail lines has been in Washington confer ring with railroad executives He wasnoUavauabTe for comment immediately J The controversy is widely watched not only because of size and scope but also because 01 its bearing on the Kennedy admin istrations wage policy A presidential factfinding boarc recommended a pay praise of 102 cents ah hour in areport issuec May management and la bor criticized the report The rail roads termed the increases too much and the unions termed them too little President Kennedy at a news conference May 9 said it is up to both sides to negotiate a nomnfla tionary settlementBut he didnt say whether a boost of 102 cents an hour is nomnflationary f The unions had demanded a wage increase of 25 cents an hour The railroads had asked for a freeze on the wages of skilled workers and 20 per cent cuts in the pay of semiskilled and un skilled employes Wages currently average an hour Leighty declined to discuss the possibility that a compromise was in the works FOOD POISONING WICHITA Kan W More than 75 airman were hospitalized for food poisoning Friday after eating in the main mess hall at McConhell Air Force base nterest in national and interna ional politics Medicare is a good example Secretary of State Malvin Syn icrst has predicted that only 290 XX lowans will go to the polls Vlonday If this prediction proves o be accurate that would be the smallest turnout since 1946 Syn lorst figures it will cost approx mately to carry out Mon days elections or about for iach vote cast The governorship has drawn the mostinterest with cbn ests on both sides of the political cnce Foimer LtGov William H Nicholas Clear Lake has had a lifelong ambition to be governor On four previous occasions the urkey farmer has failed ure this coveted political prize Now he is trying to unseat Nor man i A Erbe Nicholas doing R complete aboutface three per cent sales with the additional one ier cent to be usedfor a property tax replacement fund Inthe 1958 wimary Nicholas chidecf William Murray for supporting a three per cent sales tax Nicholas also has iroposed tnV annual credit from 6250 0 The state high way conf missioner estimates it willfake an additional o pay the increased million would come from an increase in the tax 4o hree per cent ana tax in reases he has proposed IEADY TO MEET THE SAINTS Parley Svvett 73yearold Hermit of Hidden Hollow stands on his own head stone looking at his grave which he dug himself near Sullivan N H The grave is equippedwith a drainage systerm Swett says he hasnt thought of an epitaph for the marker yet has shied away from supporting any specific tax increase the only justification ffor an1 in crease in state would be to provide be reflected i xes Erbe believes that unless spendJ ing atthelocal level is line so stateaid actual ly a propertytax re is doubt ful additional stateirevenue will provideanyttiing a bnef recesslfrom future property tax ratejboost establishmentoKcertain Wai con trols including referendums over local governmentspending may be an essential of any Jong range property tax relief prtf ixsals t i tj The most talkedabout1issue in the Democratic contest for gover nor between HaroldHughes Lewis Lint is liquorbythednnk Early in the gameHughes came out firmly for liquorbythedrink Legalued liquor by thedrink coupled with workable liquor con trol can produce million in additional rev enue he proclaimed Hushes said enactment of Hq uorbythe drink would v e two prime purposes First we are remedying the deplorable situation existing in the pres ent liquor control system Sec ondly we are increasing state revenue1 Lint has charged thafHughea is using Hquorbythedrink to obscure the real issue in l the campaign If liquorbythe dnnk is all we have to offer declared Lint we are mentally morally and material ly bankrupt Lint who has the support of formerstate chair man Jake More saidthe real issue is taxes and that under Democratic leadership the state can hold the line on taxes and still give people the services they demand Hughes says the sales tax is not the magic answer to the states tax problems He be lieves the income tax could be adjusted toward greater equal ity and could be revised to pro duce more revenue Lint is op posed to tax increases and liq uorbythedrink Lint former secretary of the state tax com mission says the states present income could go farther by in creasing the efficiency of state agencies Incidentally only seven of 100 legislative candidates an swering a questionnaire of the Temperance Legislative Coun cil1 said they favored liquorby thedrink In addition to the gubernatori al contests there is a battle for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State Former Dep uty Secretary of Agriculture Loyd Van Patten Indianola is challenging the incumbent L B Liddy of Keosauqua Liddy was appointed Secretary by Erbe to fill the vacancy created by the death of Clyde Spry The fourth contest is also la
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