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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Hit G BE VOL 102 The newspape i i V Associated Prtsiind United Press International Full Lease JFKtellsNikita Hopeful of Laos r thai makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 00c PsjHr HOME EDITION ofFour SeeB8ubl On WASHINGTON APIPresident Kennedy told Soviet Premier Khrushchev Wednesday that the formation of a coalition govern ment in Laos is very encouraging Kennedy replied to a message from Khrushchev in which the So viet leader said the agreement oh a coalition government could serve as a guide to the solution of other problems between East and West The formation of this govern ment of national unity under Prince Souvanna Phouma marks a milestone in the sustained efforts which have been put forward to at the taverns Some states want action By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau your son or daughter a teenage rummy This is not the title of a Class C motion picture In two slates New York and Louisiana kids can start lushing it up legally on their 18th birthdays Because of the New York and Louisiana laws youngsters f r o m neighboring states can cross the line and do the same They frequent ly they get in trouble Officials of Connecticut and New Jersey have been exerting pres sure on New York to jack up its drinking age Both of these states require that their young wait un til 21 before they tackle hard So that matter do New Yorks other neighbors Pennsylvania Massachusetts and Vermont What bothers Connecticut and Jersey law enforcement offi cers and to a lesser extent those of the other states Js that their own teenagers increas ingly are crossing overinto the Empire State and getting stoned Then they weave their way home only to their own peril but also to that of sober and older motorists Fears of what is to come this summer certainly are not idle Between September and April nine youngsters in Bergen County N J lost their lives in accidents linked to crosstheborder drink ing In a recent weekend spot check by police at the Goethals Bridge 48 of 59 young New Jer sey drivers admitted that they had been drinking on Staten Is land Up in Connecticut its the same Fortyone boys under the age of 21 received a public scolding in Newton Town Hall as part of a campaign to keep young people from crossing the border into New for alcoholic kicks Whats being done about it So far not very much A Joint Legislative Committee for the Study of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law has been holding hearings in New York The next of these is scheduled for Suffern a favorite target of the Jersey dawn patroL The result will be the first comprehensive survey oi New Yorks liquor laws in almost two decades And the committee has asked the National Council on Alcoholism to make a study of the drinking habits of young sters Members of Congress from New York and its five perimetric states drew up some tentative plans for action at a meeting on May 10 Rep Florence P Dwyer R j who called the meeting offered to testify before the New York legislative committee Rep Vic tor Anfuso D NY said he would seek support for an increase in his states drinking age to 21 from the New York Congressional Com mittee a fiveman group which can act for New Yorks 45man delegation in the U S Congress Turned down were suggestions by Mrs Dwyer for a constitutional amendment to bar all teenage drinking and a resolution to ex press congressional dissatisfac tion with the New York law Some will say that parental customs not the laws influence drinking habits of the young There may be something in this At any rale at the Newton scold ing last April one angry father repeatedly rose to accuse the panel of of publicly hu initiating boys who had done noth tag UlegaL LARRY ABSHIER Redcarpet for defector to NKorea SEOUL South Korea Pyongyang radio says an Ameri can soldier has taken refuge in Communist North Korea and likes what he has lead ing free happy rand peaceful lives The soldier was identified as Pvt Larry A Abshier 18 of Cleveland Ohio The US Army said he apparently was the first American defector to the Reds in Korea since the end of the Korean War Abshier serving with a recon naissance squadron along the ais mistice line last seen run ning across the no mans land toward thenorth oh May 28 He ignored calls to turn back The North Koreans said they gave the young GI a red carpet reception taking him to the capi tal of Pyongyang and other cities Pyongyang radio quoted Ab shier as saying he was fed up with the doings of the US Army in South Korea and calling on American troops to oppose the war machinations of the Ameri can rulers and demand that they be returned to their homeland at once The youths told of the comments attributed to his son expressed doubt that his son actually made the statements The elder Abshier saidhis son had written a few months ago that he liked the Army and was consider ing making the Army a career Abshier has served in Korea since May 26 1961two weeks af ter he joined the Army in Chicago His tourof duty here was due to be completed in July US Army authorities in Seoul had no comment on Abshiers pur ported remarks He was officially listed as still with out leave Normally a soldier is not considered a deserter until he s been missing a month TERROR BOMB GUATEMALA CITY The first terror bomb exploded here in two months went off Tuesday night outside an army barrack 100 yards from the Guatemalan White House ward this end especiallysince our meeting in Vienna Kennedy told Khrushchev It is equally important that we ihould now press forward with our associates in the Geneva con to complete these ar rangements and to work closely together in their execution We must continue also to do QUIbest to persuade all concerned in Laos o work together to this same end It is very important that no untoward actions anywhere be al lowed to disrupt the progress which has been made Kennedy agreed with Khrush hev that continued progress in a settlement of the Laotian problem can be helpful in leading toward the resolution of other internation al difficulties If together we can help in the establishment of an independent and neutral Laos securely sus tained in this status through time this accomplishment will surely have a significant and positive ef fect far beyond the borders of Laos Kennedy said in his mes sage You can count on the continued and energetic efforts of the gov ernment of the United States to ward that end Kennedys reply to Khrushchevs message was dated June 12 and was made public by the White House this morning That the little Southeast Asian country should be independent and neutral not a cause for EastWest conflict is one point on which Kennedy and Khru shchev have agreed since they met in Vienna a year ago But oniy now are the rival neutralist proWestern and proCommunist Laotian princes settling on a nationwide government deemed needed to remove their land from the cold war W Averell Harriman assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs said that American troops in Thailand would not be with drawn just because the Laoscoa lition has been formed He said the US military deployment is aimed at bolstering Western strength in all nonCommunist Southeast Asian countries for the withdrawal of US military advisers from Laos Har riman said this would be done simultaneously with the pullout of nonLaotian Communist forces Photofax JFK READY Actor Cliff Robertson who plays the role of Lt John F Kennedy the heroic skipper of PT Boat 109 poses with his Kennedy haircut and a replica of the fa m e d vessel at Warner Brothers Studio in Hollywood Robertson has left for the East Coast and preparation for filming of the movie dealing with the sinking of the craft in the Solomons during World War II The weather North Iowa Fair and cool Wednesday night lows in upper 40s Becoming partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday highs in the 70s Iowa Fair Wednesday night lows 4550 northeast 5055 west and south Thursday partly cloudy northwest mostly fair east and south highs in the 70s Further out look Partly cloudy and slightly warmer with chance of widely scattered thunder showers in afternoon Friday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Thursday through next Mon day Normal highs are in the 70s and normal lows in 50s There will be a slow warming trend at the begin ning of the period turning cooler Saturday Rainfall will average 50 to one inch or more in scattered showers and thunderstorms near the week end Minnesota Fair and warmer Highs Thursday near 80 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 72 Minimum 46 At 8 am 63 Sunrise Sunset 754 YEAR AGO Maximum 91 Minimum 53 Under observation near Atest area Russ tricked into showing their rada PEARL HARBOR Hawaii sources told Wed nesday how its Neptune patrol planes tricked a Soviet spy ship in the Pacific into showing its espionage equipment The Navy pulled the scheme because pictures taken through a submarines periscope of the spy ships operations were not too good Sources said planes ships and submarines had been shadosv ingthe Russians observing the US nuclear tests from outside the closed area but always sians fel for the trick They would hide their equipment at the scheduled time and start playing volleyball for the Nep tune photographers One day a Navy source said the Neptune made his usual beforelunch visit circled the ship shot his pictures and left just as he always had done After disappearing over the horizon and loafing around for half an hour the plane came back belly onthe deck and so low the napping Russians missed him in their radar No trace of 3 who fled Alcatraz SAN FRANCISCO AP The search went on Wednesday for three bank robbers who vanished from tideswept Alcatraz Island prison in San Francisco Bay Tues wriggling through cell wall vents tediously enlarged with stolen spoons Warden plin Blackwell said he does not believe the three men led by a convict with an IQ of 132 are alive if they tried to swim for it However because of the thor oughness of the trios planning to bust The Rock officials con cede that the men could have made it ashore on a makeshift raft Nor do thy discount thepossi bility that Frank Lee Morris 35 the leader and two brothers John 32 and Clarence Anglin 31 are still on the in a waters edge cave No one is known to have sur vived an escape attempt from The Rock in its 28 years as a federal prison although 35 men tried it in 11 separate attempts On the inside Society News 478 Clear Lake News 2627 Latest Markets 32 Mason City News 3233 Comics 34 WANTS RUSS JETS NEW DELHI UPI Minister Nehru said Wednesday his government is considering the purchase of Soviet MIG jet fighter planes because they arc more suitable than Western aircraft SAME DATEW12M found the crews in a playful mood Every time an American ship approached or one of our planes passed overhead wed see the happy Russians playing volleyball waving gleefully just like a cruise ship these sources said But American ingenuity final ly produced for the Navy the pictures needed Neptune patrol planes made sweeps on exact schedules with no attempt made to hide the fact that the planes were on a photographic mission The Rus Cheoper by the gross An animal kingdom BOSTON MVCats and cats and cats Dogs and dogs and dogs Thats what police found in a Hyde Park dwelling when they broke down the door after neighbors complained of offen sive odors On the ground floor the officers counted 111 dogs of all sizes shapes and breeds Upstairs there were some M cats black calico large kinds Animal rescue league crews removed the menagerie and police took a 63yearold widow to Boston State Hospital for mental observation Police said the animals were well fed but the house wasnt fit for a dog or cat to live in We caught them with their suspendersvdangling and with their aerials andscreens strung up all over theplace We got some wonderful pictures too one showing a Russian sailor shaking his fist at the plane Navy sources said at least two Soviet spy ships and sev eral trawlers had been shadowed since they began entering the Pacific April 25 One thing we learned a source said was that these ships have computers aboard equal to anything we possess N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES fsfes faces grand jury FRANKLIN Sol Estes went before a Texas grand jury to tell them what he knows about the mysterious death of Agriculture Department of ficial Henry H Marshall believed to be investigating Estes cotton allotment operations when he was found shot to death June 31961 Demo opposes tax cut WASHINGTON The chairman of the power ful House Ways and Means Committee says he does not support proposals for an across the board tax cut The statement by Rep Wilbur D Mills DArk posed an immediate threat to President Kennedys announced intention of seeking a tax cut from Con gress early next year Chides American principle NEW YORK Panamanian President Roberto Chiari said the interAmerican principle of noninter vention has been twisted into a eyes shut and hands off policy In an apparent reference to Cuba Chiari said the new policy had condemned brother peoples to live forever subject tothe oppression that incur ably afflicts them Want billion debt lid WASHINGTON House Republicans lined up behind a substitute bill that would set the ceiling of the national debt at billion instead of the billion asked by the administration JUDGE REASSIGNED DES MOINESWl District Judge Harvey Uhlcnhopp of Hampton has been temporarily assigned lo the bench in Gedar Rapids 18TH ATEST WASHINGTON WVThe United States set off Tuesday the 18lh shot of the nuclear lest series in the atmosphere over the Pa cific Ocean Stock trade of big firm is suspended NEW YORK Ameri can Stock Exchange Wednesday suspended trading in the stock of E L Bruce Co after the firm announced that the president of the company had withdrawn 953000 from the company without authorization Edward M Gilbert resigned as president Tuesday after making the disclosure to directors of the New York City firm that makes hardwood flooring doors and other lumber products The exchanges committee on securities acting before the open ing Wednesday based the suspen sion on the announcement of Gil berts resignation by the compa nys chairman E L Bruce Jr Bruce stock was the most active on the exchange Tuesday closing at a share a 1962 low and off for the day on volume of 39000 shares Bruce who also was elected president of the firm said that Gilberts withdrawals had taken place between May 28 the day the stock market suffered its steepest decline since 1929 and June 6 Bruce reportedly flew to Rio de Janeiro a few hours after he was accused Belated drive of selling sends stocks into skid NEW YORK stock market closed sharply lower Wednesday in heavy trading As key stocks sank to new lows for the day it seemed like a repeat performance of the May 28 sell off The list recovered smartly from a severe selling wave in the morning and rebounded to show a net gain at noon In a second drive of selling the mar ket was harder hit Many is sues were driven down to their worst of the day The ticker tape lagged for the third time as selling snowballed near end Tells ot Bgirls actions Senate probe is widened ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTONBar girls and prostitutes who hustie men cus omers in Chicago area night spots hide swizzle sticks in their bras and stockings to keep track of the drinks they promote a for mer union official said Wednes day The official Ernie1 Fast midwest regional director of the American Guild of Variety Artists called the practice un sanitary Fast said bartenders give the liquor stirrers to the girls These and then notched to indicate the number of drinks a girlhas cadged from a customer arid are hidden by the girls in their bras Iheir stockings or their shoes At the end of the evening the stir rers are cashed for money Fast said entertainers were com pelled to solicit drinksas a con dition of continued employment Clubs from the east coast to the Pacific were all the same he testified Big blonde Patti Joyce a for mer Bgiri and still an AGVA member said the union chiefs did nothing to stop open obvious vi olations of law and labor con tracts that forbid dancers to stv licit men to buy drinks called the Bgirl operators flesh peddlers Miss Joyce who said she turned o the waitress trade because she acked guts to entice money for irinks said employers in 15 dif ferent night spots never were re quiredto pay for her Social Secu rity or unemployment compensa tion k She gave a vivid description of the Bgirl activities the con nivance at selling champagne cocktails made of sauterne and soda for apiece and the use of any enticement to bust out the big spenders But Miss Joyces testimony drew a snort from Philadelphia police inspec tor Frank Rizzp He said Its much more vicious than she has described it Icould be a bet ter Bgirl Rizzo testified that Bgirls flock to a customers side like seagulls full of personal ques tions about the wife and kids and holding out false promises of later romance The Bgirl seeks to keep her prey at the baruntil closing time and then departs with a promise to meet him later he said Rizzo said one country boy waited vainly in a hotel room until 9 am the next day for a Bgirl on whom he had spent Often a man who consorted with Bgirls during a brief busi ness trip convention will arrive home in time to find a credit card bill for several hundred dollars Rizzo said Unless the victim pays he the night club owner will threaten lo tell his wife Naturally theres no great er influence over a man than his wife the police inspector said They Other developments president of firm accused of joining Billie Sol Estes in a scheme to corner the fertilizer market inWest Texas hotly denied that he of fered to put Estes in business in Europe or South America Maynard Wheeler head of Commercial Solvents Corp told a House subcommittee his com panys dealings with Estes were simply the normal relationship of customer and no more Defense Republicans launched a campaign in the senate to trim the billion defense appropriations bill by cutting back funds for the con troversial RS70 warplane to the level asked by President Ken nedy Fire again hits cafe at Oelwein OELWEIN AP Fire burned out the kitchen and destroyed part of the root of the Eagle Cafe Wednesday Last February the cafe and three other buildings were de stroyed by fire which authorities said was set by an arsonist The cafe was rebuilt and only recently was reopened to business
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