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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North lowag Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 1W e newspaper that makes Vail North lowans v Preii United interatloaJ Fuij wtrt MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 9 1962 neighbors lOc Paper of Two 1SS Soblens trime recalled Spy is a spy no matter By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Repcrter A spy is a spy no matter what his health may be These words spoken by Judge William B Herlands as he sen tenced Dr Robert A Sobien to life in prison may well be remem bered in the light of the not un natural sympathy which has arisen in Britain and perhaps in this country over Soblens plight Sobien is a victim of leukemia incurable cancer of the Wood At the time he was sentenced Aug 7 19G1 he was given less than a year to live The severity of the defendants sentence Judge Herlands as serted must be consonant with the obvious character of the de fendants crime And what was Soblens crime Sobien also known as originally Ruvelis Lciba Sobol pvicius came to the United States in 1941 from his native Lithuania As developed by the prosecution at his trial last y6ar Lavrenti Beria then head of the Soviet Unions Secret police in 1940 conceived the idea of sending about 15 mem bers of the Sobolevicius family abroad The welltodo antiCom munist members were seen as cover for Robert and Jack who had been active in the Communist movement since 1919 The first count in the indictment alleged that Sobien had gathered information during the war years on government offices principally the Office of Strategic Services in the United States and Germany and had passed this on to Soviet embassy officials The seconc counjpchargeds jthait hjat lurried over to the information on the Albuquerque NM atomic weapon center t Court asked to kill Shaff plan PARATROOPERS US watch paratroopers of the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen Curtis borne parachute during Exercise Swift LeMay right and Gen Paul Adams Strike near Darlington SC Some 3000 commander of US STRIKE Command men participated in two jumps New regulations proposed iihtrol of test drugs WASHINGTON of Welfare Anthony J Cclebrezze has proposed new regulations which would give the government a watchdog role in invesligational use of new drugs from start to finish and posver to call off the trials if safety doubts arise Acting against the background of public and official concern over the sedative thalidomide Cele brezze proposed Thursday Government would halt rail strike ROBERT SOBLEN Sobien and his brother allegedly operated in espionage rings tha were separate but had some in terlocking members including Boris Morros a double agent The brother Jack Soble confessed to spying in 1957 and received a year sentence Jack Soble proved to be the principal prosecution witness against his brother he said he had been begging Rob ert to admit his spy role for years Sobien was convicted on July 13 1961 Judge Herlands said he wanted medical advice as to what institution able to afford humane and decent medical facil ities for Sobien When sentence was pronounced the judge re commended the federal peniten tiary at Springfield Mo where there are medical and hospital facilities appropriate to the de fendants condition Soblens case went the full ap peals route The US Court of Appeals upheld the conviction last March 13 And on June 25 the US Supreme Court denied his appeal for review of the convic tion Two days later it was dis closed that Sobien had jumped bail including of his wifes savings Judge Herlands upon imposing sentence said that he had found no extenuating circumstances in behalf of the convicted spy He declared A conspiracy to obtain and transmit American national defense secrets may imperil the lives of all Americans Such a crime is analogous to a conspir acy to commit mass murder To the extent that punishment of this defendant may have a deterrent effect on others contemplating espionage the court must mete out punishment that may serve to prtvent similar crimes CHICAGO chief negotiator for the nations rail roads said Thursday the Ken nedy Administration stands ready to use every resource in its power to head off a nation wide rail strike Rail spokesman J E Wolfe testified in a Federal Court where five onlrain rail unions are fighting to keep the rail roads from imposing drastic anti featherbedding work rules changes scheduled to go into effect next Thursday could result in the elimination of jobs for 41000 railroad fire men The rail brotherhoods repre senting more than 200000 em ployes have threatened to go on strike if the changes are im posed Strike instructions went out to the rail brotherhood locals Wednesday Wolfe quoted Labor Secretary Arthur Goldberg as saying a strike of any consequence dur ing this uncertain national econ omy would be Intolerable He siid Goldberg said every resource of the adminstration would be used to avoid such an occurence including creation of an emergency board The railroads have indicated they expect President Kennedy to appoint such a board which would delay a strike for at least 60 days unless a federal district court judge in Chicago Issues anx injunction barring the carriers from putting the work rules changes into effect The judge Joseph Sam Perry has already turned down the unions request for an injunction But the rail brother hoods kept the case in the courts by demanding an injunc tion while they appeal Perrys ruling to a higher court 1 That the Food and Drug Ad ministration be put on notice and given the full details about the distribution of drugs to doctors for investigational use on humans 2 That clinical investigations or use on humans be based on adequate preclinical studies to as sure safety 3 That the clinical investiga tions themselves be properly planned executed by qualified in vestigators and that the Food and Drug Administration be kept fully informed during the progress of the investigations 4 That if a substantial doubt develops as to the safety of the drug the Food and Drug Adminis tration and all physicianinvestiga tors using the drug be notified im mediately If necessary the use could be halted by FDA Current regulations have no such provisions The secretary said interested persons will have 60 days in which to comment on the proposed regu lations and final regulations will not be issued until any comments have been considered The proposals followed a prom ise by Celebrezze last week that tighter regulations would come soon While the proposals are a direct outgrowthof thefuror over thal idomide Celebrezze did not men tion that Germandeveloped drug in his nnouncement The sedative never was cleared by FDA for general use in this country but the American license for its manufacture distributed th pills to 1231 American doctors fo possible experimental use befor it was associated with the birth o deformed babies in Europe There have been no reports o malformed babies in this countrj from that investigational use bu there have been some cases o deformity in which the mother had obtained the drug otherwis from abroad during pregnancy Present regulations however d not require either an initial notice to FDA of a clinical trial of a new three counties each drug or subsequent reports such use New redistricting is suits purpose DES MOINES fjft A suit demanding that the ihaff plan of legislativereapportionment be thrown ut and that Iowa be reapportioned according to the onatitution as it existed prior to 1904 was filed in U S District Court here Thursday The suit filed by Charles Davis and Arthur Lewis president nd secretary respectively of the Iowa AFLCIO named as de endants the top elective state officials and the auditors of 12 ounties It asked that these officials be restrained from doing any ling to provide for an election of a new Iowa Legislature unti be General Assembly ions itself Failing that course the suit sked that the federal court or ler that the legislature be lected at large until it votes onstitutional reapportionment Davis and Lewis requested hat a special threejudge court e set up to hear the suit They asked the court to throw ut as unconstitutional the pres nt apportionment of the legis ature which was written into he constitution in 1904 and re urn to the reapportionrgent pro visions that were in effect prior o that year The defendants have 20 days n which to file an answer to the uit Listed as defendants are Gov Gorman Erbe Secretary of State Melvin D Synhorst Lt Gov William Mooty State Audi or C B Akers State Treasurer M L Abrahamson Secretary of Agriculture L B Liddy Atty minority not only controls the levying of taxes but also the spending of such tax funds after they are collected They contend that they will be deprived of due process of law and equal protection of the 5aw particularly in regard to taxation and spending of public money unless this honorable court will recognize their right to an equal voice in the government as a civil right and enforce it Attorneys for Davis and Lewis are Harry H Smith of Sioux City Robert F Wilson of Cedar Rap ids and C A Frerichs of Water loo State Rep William F Denman DDes Moines who helped to ar for the suit Expect new filibuster on space bill iC WASHINGTON at most important legal step in the tacks by Sens Estes Kefauver D history of the state to give the Tenn and Wa Mo D0re people of Iowa a fair heir government and ren Evan Hultman and auditors of these counties the Adams Clarke Davis Monroe Wayne Ringgold Van Buren Worth Louisa Osceola Ida anc Fremont The Shaff plan was sponsorec in the 1961 legislative session bj DavidO Shaff RClinton It wouldamend the lowaConsti tution to provide for 58 senator and a House member from eac of the 99 counties Its passage last year came de spite objections from more popu IDA CANTOR Cantor wife of comedian Eddie Cantor died in her sleep Wed nesday night in her Hollywood home She was made famous by Cantors Ida Sweet as Ap ple Cider song She was 70 and had been suffering for some time with a heart ailment voice in the only real hope for a fair reapportion ment plan He said the suit was a biparti san project with lawyers from both major parties taking part It is my sincere hope Den man said that this action will result in the defeat of the Shaff plan in the 1963 session of the Iowa Legislature and cause the legislators to adopt a plan of ap portionment that will give all the people of Iowa a fair voice in their government U S Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts can raised the threat Thursday of an other Senate filibuster against th communications satellite bill They spoke out as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled sessions to consider amendments tightening the bills foreign policy controls before re porting the measure back to the 1 oi u s counties t h at rural areas hear citizens complaints that still would control the legislarepresentation in the state leg ture It was the first step toward reshuffling legislative seats in 57 years Currently the state constitu tion requires that each county must have at least one House member and the nine most pojpulous counties elect an addi tional repres e n t a t i v e each 1 ujon jn AULiuvvjug eacii There are 50 senators electedtook a representative away rom districts of from one Wapello County and added islature is unfair Some such suits have re sulted in federal court orders to legislatures to rea p p o r t i o n themselves or have the court do it for them The legislature under a constitutional mandate to re district following each census away GOP blasts modified test plan WASHINGTON AP Republl have closed ranks for a politically significant attack on resident Kennedys modified proposals for a nuclear test ban In language so similar as to in dicate a prior meeting of the minds Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois louse Republican Leader Charles A Halleck of Indiana and Gov kelson A Rockefeller of New York contended Wednesday that Kennedy is retreating toward the Soviet position Dirksen and Halleck charged In a news conference that Kennedy had sent US negotiators to Gene va hat in hand with concessions to the Soviets that were promptly rejected They added that the na tion now was witnessing another example by the Kennedy adminis tration of how not to deal with the Russians A few hours later Rockefeller said in a statement the Kennedy administration had moved stead ily toward the Soviet position in efforts to get a treaty on nuclear weapons testing and controls He said that what he called weakening of the US proposals made in March 1961 by the Ken nedy administration even further seems to me to run a high risk of endangering our national se curity Rockefeller who might become Kennedys Republican opponent in 1964 if he wins reelection as gov on AP PhotafHx Rev William C Kruegier 32 above a Mary knoll missionary priest from Troy NY was shot dead at his parish house in Montero central Bolivia Wednesday night A mob then lynched his killer Regulations would not require advance government approval of the preclinical investigation the qualifications of the investigators or the plan of the clinical investi gation The commissioner of food and drugs now George P Lar rick would be authorized howev er to terminate any investigation use if the new requirements were not being met As to investigations of new drugs already under way the pro posed regulations would require prompt reporting to FDA of infor mation showing thatthe investiga tion may be safely continued Fail ure to submit such a report would automatically terminate the au thority under which clinical inves tigations are now conducted The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy and a little cooler Thursday night scat tered thundershowers likely southwest and extreme west Friday partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms west Cooler southeast Low Thurs day night near 50 northeast lower 60s southwest High Friday near 80 northeast to 80s southwest Outlook for Saturday Partly cloudy with scattered thundershow ers Minnesota Variable cloudiness through Friday Widely scat tered thundershowers west portion Friday a little warm er most sections Lows Thurs day night 40s northeast 48 55 west and south Highs Fri day 6572 ndrthcast 7282 west and south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday to Johnson County because Davis and Lewis both of gjof Population changes The law Moines charged in their suit nlakrs fedrew senatorial MictiMni ittifltin Senate on Friday for resumption of formal debate In a prepared Senate speech that appeared to be a claycariy curtain raiser for another round of extended last week by referral of the bill to the assailed nongovernment ownership of the proposed satellite system and said he and colleagues would discuss the measure at some length after the committee reports Morse told newsmen opponents will not settle for anything less than a governmentowned satellite system operated by communica ions firms under contract or lease arrangements with the gov ernment He said amendments the For ernor this year went on to say the Democratic President ap peared to be making decisions without the publics knowing what proposals were being made Reds reject new U S test ban offer GENEVA UPI The Soviet Union rejected Thursday tha latest Western compromise pro posal for a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons tests Soviet Deputy Foreign Min ister 7nrin that the 1904 amendment made area a potentially predominant factor in the distribution of leg islative seats They said population shifts since then had reduced the vot ing strength of residents of popu lous counties and increasingly Denied to them the equal protec tion of the laws j Charging that the current apiin 12G4 If it would permit election in 1966 of sena tors to serve in the 1967 legisla ture under the new plan district lines within the 50dis trict constitutional limitation Because of the increase in senatorial districts and other changes the Shaff plan requires a constitutional amendment for approval To become effective it must be approved by the leg islature again in 1963 and sub mitted to a vote of the people Maximum Minimum At a am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset 89 57 5 race portionment is arbitrary in equitable and irrational they said 274 per cent of the popula tion can elect 55 of the 108 state representatives They said 26 of the 50 senators can be elected by only 356 per cent of the popu lation The vote of a person in Polk County for a House member car ries only oneeighteenth of the of such a vote in one of the smallest counties they said In a vote for state senator Davis and Lewis said their bal lots count only oneninth as much as those in one of the smallest population senatorial districts two said the Shaff plan for reapportionment approved by he legislature last year would sim ply increase the disparity in vot ing strength in the House of Rep resentatives in favor of the less populous counties and leave the mechanics of the actual re districting of the Senate in this same minority control thus un constitutionally perpetuating mal apportionment The two say that unfair reap portionment means that a vested SAME DATE1W374 system using either the loworbit or the highorbit satellites on which experiments are under way is still at least a fev years away On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society 9H Sports 13 Mason City News 1617 Clear Lake News22 Jnoioiax VACATION SWIM Jacqueline Kennedy is shown swimming in the Mediterranean off Ravcllo Italy Thursday as she went on the first beach outing of her Italian vacation Caroline the Presidents 4 yearold daughter was also at the beach Relations Committee might KefauverTaitTan conference H new Western compromise offer was just the old Ameri can position dolled up in a new guise to deceive the neutrals The US Thursday offered to conclude a nuclear test ban treaty based on the world wide network of internationally su pervised national monitoring posts if Russia woiftd accept the principle of onsitc inspection US Ambassador Arthur H Dean made the offer at the threenation nuclear test ban subcommittee of the 17nation disarmament commission The sub committee includes the United States Britain and Rus sia Dean also said hat advances in detection equipment had also made it possible to reduce the number of international stations necessary to police a lest ban The West previously had de manded that the posts be manned by international teams Western onethird Communist and onethird neu trals Jackie Caroline go to beach with all equipment RAVELLO Italy Kennedy raced into the water ahead of her mother Thursday on the first beach outing to gether of their Italian vacation Americas First Lady Jac queline Kennedy changed from white slacks and blue blouso into a peagreen onepiece bath ing suit as 4ycarold Caroline splashed merrily in knccdccp water in the blue Mcdilcrrane an The fully two went equipped to he with beach beach balls inflatable rubber rings swimming fins and a cook who prepared lunch   

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