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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T h newsDooer that m L i HOME EDITION VOL 102 newspaper Associated Preiii and United InlerntHonil Full that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY 21 1962 10o Paper Consists of Two No Approve historic treaty for Laos Errands of mercy to China Planes drop food drugs By TOM LAMBERT New York Herald News Service TAlPEIOne day last month a large truck rolled into an airbase on Formosa and the Chinese driv er pulled up alongside the open cargo door of a Nationalist Air Forcemarked C46 Super Com mando plane Working carefully but swiftly a crew of unloaders shunted hun dreds of small clothwrapped packages into the airplane and then drove away As night fell a quartet of uni formed Nationalist airmen climbed into the C46 As the plane lumbered into the air the pilot headed low across Formosa Strait A short time later approaching the Communist Chinese mainland the pilot pushed the throttles The plane roared in low and fast across the Commu nist coastline and headed for the interior Keeping the plane low climbing occasionally to skim over heights marked boldly on his maps the Nationalist pilot pushed the C46 farther inland Then on a signal from the pilot crewmen opened the cargo door and began hurling small clothwrapped packages into the darkness over Communist China As they fell into the planes slipstream the cloth wrap pings unfurled into small para chutes and the packages swung off unseen into the night By the time they landed on the fields below the C46 had disap peared its engines roar had trailed off into silence and the countryside again was quiet Shortly after sunrise the next morning a group of Communist Chinese mainland peasants came upon the packages and scooped them up swiftly parachutes and all Some packages were marked with four boldlydrawn black char acters advising eat the food as soon as you pick up the bag Ripping open packages the peasants found cans of beef or pork packets of cookies chunks of dried fish in some pineapple sausages or candy in others Hun gry they began eating Other peasants nearby found nationalistflagged parcels at tached to now limp parachutes opened them to find firstaid kits Still others yielded packets tins and phials of medicines for chol era and dysentery The flight was another in a se ries of fooddrop missions Air Force pilots have been flying since 1950 Some Nationalist pilots reportedly made more than 60 such flights One was ncaring the century mark when downed by Communist antiaircraft fire or a night fighter last year AH volunteers for Communist food drop missions the pilots have had some breath catching experiences A lot of them come back with bullet holes or tree branches picked up in flying along deck to evade Red radar or night fighters said one non Chinese source acquainted with the flights Airdrops of food from planes or the fairly respectable amount launched into Red China on both short and long range balloons have not alleviated the gnawing hunger sweeping the Communist mainland In all Nationalist pilots have dropped over 4600 Ions of food medicines textiles and oth er supplies into Red China in the past 12 years insignificant total when measured against the mainlands 600 million hungry stomachs Its symbolic we know said one official but it helps and it reminds them were trying to help them and that the Na tionalist government is still alive A HAND FOR HICKENLOOPER George Nagle Iowa City state GOP chairman leads the apl piause of Sen Bourke Hickenlooper as he finishes his address to the state GOP convention at Des Moines Hickenlooper has risen to some of the highest sena torial posts in Washington GOP favors study of liquor matter DES MOINES Re publicans have decided through their state platform to broach the question of liquor control which involves the controversial ban on the sale of liquor by the drink Without advocating any changes the GOP stale convention Friday referred the liquor matter to the legislature with a recommenda tion that it be studied No mention was made in the platform about state taxes for revenue purposes but among things advocated were Immediate and longterm prop erty tax relief Increased state aid to schools Financing to implement Iowa participation in medical care for indigent aged persons under the Kerr Mills federal state aid matching funds law The Republican State Central Committee selected in Fridays district caucuses reelected George Nagle of Iowa City as state chairman and chose Mrs Irene Laverty of Indianola as vice chairman This however was a formality as both were unop posed B D Siiliman of Cedar Rapids chairman of the resolutions com mittee said the plank advocating state help to relieve property tax payers means immediate tax re lief which will be effective for more than just ayear or two An estimated 4600 persons at tended the convention and the 3600 regular delegates adopted without change the platform pre sented by Sillimans committee However the resolutions group had to reconcile viewpoints on what to say about liquor control The Poliawattamie County dele gation wanted the platform to urge the legislature to modernize the law to more nearly fit exist ing attitudes and conditions Fi nal wording of the plank said We recognize that the present Liquor Control Act has been on the statute books of our state for almost 30 years and now we rec ommend that the legislature make a reexamination and reappraisal of the law The convention endorsed the Shaff plan of legislative reappor tionment and asked the legisla ture to consider expanding bene fits under the Iowa Public Em ployes Retirement System For farmers it recommended a sound voluntary land retire ment program with no com pulsory quotas or allotments for feed grain and livestock pro ducers After Burn Bannister of Ottum wa chairman of Gov Norman Erbes Commission on Civil Rights had asked support for an enforce able law prohibiting employment discrimination the platform mak ers agreed on this wording We shall preserve a prog res sive and favorable atmosphere that will assure fair job oppor tunities for all those who labor regardless of race religion color national origin or ancestry To this end we commend the estab lishment of the Commission of Civil Rights by Gov Erbe On general economy the plat form recommended A tax structure for Iowa which will continue to create a climate for progress encourage industry and agriculture foster education meet our essential social obliga tions and provide immediate longterm property tax relief while continuing to maintain i sound economy PROTEST OBSCENITY JACKSONVILLE Fla UPI Negro young sters picketed a Negro theater here Friday to protest the gen eral condition of the building and the obscene movies shown there A milestone in world diplomacy A warning by the U S GENEVA AP The 14nation Laos Conference Saturday gave formal approval to a treaty of neutrality and independence for the Southeast Asian kingdom The to take the Southeast Asian kingdom out of the cold a mile stone in EastWest diplomacy with the Western Big Three the Soviet Union and Red China on the same side British Foreign Secretary Lord Home in opening the meeting be fore it was closed to newsmen said Today we are realizing com plete accord on an agreement which all of us here helped to draw up The conference started work on a Laos settlement 14 months ago to avert a major conflict over the strategic kingdom wracked by civil war involving proWest and Communistsponsored factions The atmosphere for Saturdays session was one of selfsatisfac tion by the delegates who includ ed foreign ministers of 12 nations including the United States and the Soviet Union The speechmaking ceremony preceding Mondays actual sign ing brought the United States and the Soviet Union together on a point of agreement that smaller nations viewed as a good omen for other EastWest disputes The pact called for a free in dependent and neutral Laos and pledged the coalition government of Prince Souvarina Phouma to re main neutral The treaty not only had a strong impact in Washington and Mos cow but was of prime interest to divided Viet Nam neighboring Thailand Red China and India It calls for withdrawal of all foreign troops from Laos within 75 days of the signing except for a small French contingent training the Laotian army The United States has several hundred military advisers in Laos and Communist North Viet Nam has an estimated 10000 troops there Withdrawal will be supervised by the International Laos Control Commission composed of Canada India and Poland The commission which has no power to enforce the treaty terms was expected to have trouble carrying out its task and policing the rugged border area against reentry of foreign troops U S Secretary of State Dean Rusk reminded tho Communists that the agreement must be scrupulously observed if it is to achieve its objective of ending civil war and taking Laos out of the cold war He stressed that Laos coalition government headed by Prince Souvanna Phouma must unite the coun trys armed factions in a single army if it is to continue to exist DEAD AT 73 ARCADIA Calif or ganizer of the U S Informa tion Service Sara Lee Fain is dead at 73 y ais and hTV Tl Ind 1S Her father a commercia paintt ri 2broken arms but er has given her a summery look bv pioves she still can handle 2 popsicies brushing her casts pastel blue Iowa Partly cloudy through Sunday with scattered showers or thunderstorms Thunder storms possibly severe with hail and damaging winds ex treme southwest Turning a lit tle cooler northwest Sunday Low Saturday in 60s High Sunday 7580 northwest and 80s elsewhere Outlook for Monday Partly cloudy and slightly cooler Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 85 Minimum 59 At 8 am 66 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 60 Trimble native of Geneva dies at 73 BROOKLINE Mass Harry Clyde Trimble special con sultant to the dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard Univer sity died Friday after a brief ill ness He was 73 Dr Trimble was born in Gene va Iowa and received an AB degree from Cornell College Mount Vernon Iowa and his MS and PH D degrees from the Uni versity of Chicago ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Venus shot delayed CAPE CANAVERAL Fla A stray radio sig nal m the booster rocket forced the United States to postpone for 24 hours an attempt to launch a Mariner I spacecraft to investigate mysteries of the planet Venus Officials said the trouble was not serious and tr Sunda corrected in time for another launch if Missile sites may be struck WASHINGTON The administration mulled over possible steps to avert a strike that might hit the missile and aircraft program Monday The strike would halt work on many U S projects hitting Cape Canaveral Vandenberg Air Force Base and other mis sile sites Arab Republic fires rockets CAIRO The United Arab Republic UAR announced its entry into the space age with the launching of two rockets one of them to a height of miles Russia to defy World Court f NATIONS A WorW Court n tnat all United Nations members are legally bound to share peacekeeping costs of the Congo and Suez sparked predictions that some debtor nations would swing into not the Sovietled Communist bloc The Soviet Union which refuses to pay on either the Congo or Middle East operation already h a s made clear it will ignore the 95 decision handed down at The Hague and oppose any attempt by the U N General Assembly to endorse it Stocks theft unveiled million is buried NEW YORK was a imple case of larceny but even he Brinks robbers would blink in we at the daring of a 120aweek lerk accused of stealing mil on in stock certificates from a Vail Street brokerage house Police and the FBI announced olution of one of the biggest stock hefts of all time with the arrests riday of four men They in luded the clerk and a confeder te who buried most of the treas re in a vacant lot for a week efore turning it over to a myste ious Mr X Mr X the only identity linned on him by the district at orneys office was described as 30yearold free lance salesman ho disposed of the stolen securi ies for a 5 per cent cut of the ake He is being sought Tha DAs office said police know who i is Dist Atty Frank S Hogan said tock record clerk Gordon A Tall man 30 the admitted inside nan in the larceny at Bache lo brokers was trapped by his wn brazenness After lifting more than a mil ion dollars in stocks on June 12 allman was too nervous to sit down during his subsequent three hours in the Bache offices with he loot secreted inside his shirt Hogan said But Tallman subsequently be canie bolder Hogan paved the way for his own arrest he pointed out to superiors an error in the original listing of stolen stocks The supervisors duly noted error and also wondered how anyone not connected with the theft could have detected it Arrested with Tallman was Rob ert J Dodge 24 an unemployed truck driver who allegedly stuffed the securities into a tin can buried it in a lot behind an ice cream stand in upper Manhattan and marked the spot with a rock Dodge checked the cache daily until June 19 when Mr X reported himself ready to deal Hogan said An FBI agent in Newark NJ posed as a stock buyer to round up two others who were charged with transporting part of the Bache loot across state lines The pair John Lombardozzi 36 and Joseph G MartineUi 48 al legedly attempted to sell the FBI man stock valued at nearly 000 Other FBI agents closed in at that point to nab the two and recover the securities Lombardozzi of Brooklyn and MartineUi of Jersey City NJ and the Bronx were held on 000 bail each On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 Church Features 67 Society News 3 Sports Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Comics 14 Business News 1516 North Iowa News 18 SAME Pressure is on for Iowa grain warehouse inspectors DES MOINES AP Iowas anfnsllv in DES MOINES AP Iowas grain storage inspectors must check a warehouse every 13 min utes if they work only eight hours a day and keep on schedule Obviously its impossible so the schedule is stretched through longer working days And if they are lucky they can gain a bit on the job at the relatively rare times when a particular ware house is empty Wallace Dick superintendent of the Iowa Commerce Commis sions warehouse division is re sponsible for work of the sixman inspection crew Its their job to see that a f warehouse actually contains the grain the operator claims to have stored there for individuals busi nesses or the federal government Dick said most checks show all grain on hand as it should be Shortages sometimes are report ed and they make news as iTi the cases of Alex V Barbour Jr at Knoxville and the Allen T North Grain Co at Vail The inspectors roam the stale Monday through Thursday with the warehouse operilors never knowing where they will pop up next The inspectors themselves dont know their full schedule and dont know who will inspect the ware house after them With one in spection followed by another made by a different investigator Dick said an internal check is provided against errors The commission tries to check each storage facility at least once each quarter Additional and im mediate checks are made when irregularities are suspected Dick said there are at least 1100 licensed warehousemen in Iowa Each has from one to more than 100 storage facilities and each facility may include 20 or more grain storage bins The average he said is estimated conservatively at 10 facilities per license This means that about 11000 facilities should be checked at least four times a year The six men spend Friday in the Des Moines office completing their reports and getting instruc tions for the following week The other four days are spent on the road If each works 50 weeks per year that means each makes in spections 200 days per year The six could spend 1200 days at in spections each 12 months Working eight hours per day and with 44000 inspections to make they would have to check a storage facility every 131 min utes to get the job this allows no time for rechecks or driving from one warehouse to another Dick said each warehouse in use has been checked at least four times per year in the past with the inspectors starting their day at 6 am or am and putting in about 12 hours No funds are available lo hire more inspectors he said Each storage bin is measured I at the time of licensing The in then can measure any empty space in the bin subtrnet that from the total and computo the number of cubic feet of grain it contains Samples are taken from each bin and the grain is weighed with weight and cubic feet being considered in computing the num ber of bushels on hand Dick said that despite the short staff a reasonably close wntch is kept on the warehouse operators And he added nearly all of them arc honest and cooperative That makes our job a lot easier   

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