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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 102 lhe ewspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors PreSS and UBUed Prcss lnteDationaJ FUU Wifcs MASON 1QWA SATURDAY SEpTEMBER UOc Consists of Two On No 117 gress gets s Shell ing of Quemoy in 113th year But civilians are prospering By MEL F BACON W A SHIN G TON Headlines reiterate Quemoy Shelled Anew One terse paragraph tells the story with deadly routine At times however the battered little island off the coast of south east China returns to prominence in the news This happened re cently when Communists began a massive military buildup on the five miles away But life goes on whether the Chinese Communists are lobbing shells onto the island or muster ing 400000 men in an invasion threat And surprisingly the ma terial lot of Quemoys 45000 civilians has improved strikingly in the past decade Though the Chinese Reds have pumped more than a million artillery shells into Quemoy since 1949 when they took over the China mainland life expectancy on the island has risen Shellfire has killed fewer than 200 civilians barely outranking measles as a cause of death Better hygiene has greatly in creased the life span Thirteen yearsago Quemoy was a notor ious breeding spot for bubonic anc pulmonary pi ague rodent eon trb and inoculation have practically wiped out these killers A SinoAmericah organization called the J6intyCommisskn on Rural Reconstruction is chiefly responsible for conquering the plague The JCRR also has taught modern farming methods tested new crops encouraged the use oi fertilizers control and introduced pest The results have been outstand ing Wheat and barley harvests have increased tenfold Sweet potato and peanut yields nearly doubled in six years Hog cholera no longer fells the islands herds Food is cheaper Islanders have even found time to plant masses of flowers along roadsides These agricultural feats have been accomplished on an island blanketed with sandy soil badly eroded red clay and black bould ers Quemoy must import rice which will not grow on the island but it is selfsufficient in other foods Pork vegetables and poultry are exported to Formosa Hsu Su Yuan is a typical Quemoy farmer The Hsus grow sweet potatoes wheat and pea nuts and kfcep a few chickens and a pig They sell as much as they can spare What the Hsu family want for themselves is very little They eat three meals a day each one the same Sweet potatoes noodles peanuts boiled or fried and a bit of green vegetable Perhaps once a week they will feast on a little pork and as often have a bowl of rice It is meager fare but the four Hsu sons and two daughters seemed healthy and happy and their 80yearold grand mother smiling in her corner is a picture of wellbeing Though life has improved Com munist shells are a constant threat Hsu Yuen Yue daughter of Hsu is a member of the Civilian Defense Corps Her vil lage suffered in unusually heavy shelling in 1958 I ran for my firstaid box when the first shell landed she said Wounded people were everywhere As soon as I band aged one someone would lead me to another I dont know how long we worked It was like a ter rible dream Remarkable courage and en durance often are concealed be hind the familiar headline Reds Shell Quemoy B58 EXPLODES BUTLERVILLE Ind Two bodies were recovered from a supersonic B58 hustler bomber that blew up and burned near here Friday night and a third crerw member also wai feared dead MIKE MANSFIELD Plebiscite in Brazil eases new crisis BRASILIA AP The Cham ser of Deputies eased Brazils political crisis Saturday by okay ing a plebiscite for next January on whether to give executive powers to the figurehead office of President Joao Goulart The vote on the plebiscite bill already approved by the Senate was over the majority required The action apparently lessened the threat of military intervention in Latin Americas largest nation which has been without a gov ernment since Prime Minister Francisco da Rocha and tuscabinet resignedFriday over the plebiscite issue the still confronted by a general strike but Goulart was reported ready to fly to Rio de Janeiro to try to persuade abor leaders to call it off Leaders of the strikeinvolving 2000 unions claiming 12 million that the plebiscite be held Oct 7 same date as the congressional elec tions Brochado da Rochas failure to in approval of this date led to his resignation Friday after two months in office Congress action nevertheless vas a victory for Goulart who ook over as a figurehead presi dent a year ago after Janio Quad ros resigned Military leaders hen feared Goulart was too lef ist and backed action to put Brazil under a parliamentary sy stem of government Since then Goulart has won iver many moderates and has re jlaced opposition military leaders vith his own men In recent months Goulart has been carrying on a running battle vith the conservativedominated ongress He has demanded ex ecutive powers complaining that he lacks authority to meet social and economic problems SAME Safety Department Fijurei Black Means Traffic In Past 14 Hairs UN bond bill OKd in House To adjourn on Sept 29 WASHINGTON AP Con gress scenting adjournment this month is picking up steam in its drive to get home for the fal election campaigns It shoved further along Friday three of President Kennedys top UN bond issue trade expansion and standby au thority to call up Reserves Anoth er administration bill calling for federal aid to trafficclogged ci ties apparently fell by the way side Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana dangled the carrot of a Sept 29 adjournment before the Senate but noted it is up to the members to get the job done No adjournment date was men tioned in the House but that body cleared a major hurdle with passage of the UN bond issue bill on a 256134 roll call vote There was a possibility the Sen ate might agree to House amend ments meaning it could be sent to Kennedy next week The Senate Finance Committee approved the Presidents proposa for authority to slash and in some cases wipe out tariffs reciprocal ly with other nations particular ly the booming European Com mori Market Debate on the bill already passed by the House be gins in the Senate on Monday The House Armed Services Committee gave unanimous ap proval to the Presidents request for standby authority to call up 150000 Reserves However House Speaker John W McCormack DMass said the Reserves callup bill wont reach the House floor until Sept 24 a week later than expected In what he acknowledged was a move to kill the Presidents pro posal for million in federal rants to help cities solve mass transit problems Sen Frank ausche DOhio won approval of us motion to send the transpor ation bill to the Commerce Com mittee By agreement the meas ure must come out Sept 24 but here seems little chance it will be debated in the late rash for adjournment The UN bond bill was ap roved by 190 Democrats and 66 Republicans The major fight came over an amendment by Rep John W Byrnes RWis which would have held up the loan until the United Nations adopted an advisory opin ion of the World Court that special UN assessments are bind on all members Supporters of the bill managed to beat down the Byrnes amendment pointing out that the United Nations has adopted nine previous World Court opinions Iowa congressmen voted 52 with one Republican breaking ranks in opposition to the Unit ed Nations bond bill Voting against the measure were Re publican congressmen James Bromwell H R Gross Charles Hoeven Ben Jensen and John Kyi Rep Fred Schwengel a Republican and Rep Neal Smith a Democrat voted with the majority in t h e house in favor of the measure WEATHERLY HEADS OUT TO SEA Weatherly the American 12meter sloop which has beenselected to defend America Photofax a siaasssa as Help available in 3 or 4 minutes US jets always in air at Cuban base By FRED HOFFMAN AP Military Affairs Writer ABOARD US MARINE TRANS PORT PLANE ENROUTE GUAN TANAMO NAVAL BASE Cuba we needed it we could get fighter help in about three or four minutes the young Marine pilot said as he glanced across the cloudflecked blue sky The pilot was guiding his un armed twinengine transport to ward the US naval base at Guantanamo at a plodding 200 miles per hour The C119 skirted Cuba over interna tional waters1 before heading to ward Guantanamo Bay Thecircuitous route added about 200 miles to the hop from a base southof Miarni 500mile ihe US relations with Fidel ernment Over these same Caribbean wa ters about two weeks ago a Navy P2F tracker plane had been fired on apparently by Cuban naval vessels The shots missed This C119 flew had its radar eyes open all the way It kept in periodic voice contact with either Florida or Guantan amo throughout the flight to the key Caribbean naval base 500i miles east of Havana near the southeastern tip of the island The base established in 1898 when US Marines stormed ashore during the SpanishAmeri can War is held under a lease the United States says cannot be broken without its consent The base presently is valued at about million and is used by nearly r every shipin the Atlantic Fleet from time to time as a repair and supply base More than 3000 men including several hundred combat ready Marines are stationed at Guan tanamo The Castro government has said repeatedly it will re claim the base by legal means so as not to start a shooting war The United States has said re peatedly it will stay and meet force with force if necessary If a Russianbuilt MIG jet fight er should jump this slow moving plane the Marine pilot need only radio for aid and it would be there in the form of 1200mph F8U jets armed with rockets Informed sources said six FSUs are in the air at alltimes in the vicinity of Guantanamo Six other Marine jets stand ready on the base In thelatter stages of the flight the C119 was watched over by Guantanamos radar which has a range of 100 to 150 miles If the Marine transport detected a plane on its radar scope it would radio a demand for identi fication Should that plane rc main silent the C119 would notify Guantanamo and the base would send its own message to the mys tery ship What would happen if the other aircraft continued to act suspi ciously Asked this one crewman jerked his thumb skyward and down in a swooping ously meaning that US jets would streak to the scene Considering the volume of air traffic in and out of Guantanamo and the extent of US air patrol ling there have been relatively few brushes with the Cubans A Marine airman told of one in cident some time ago He said the plane he was riding suddenly found itself flanked Cuban MIGs each about a mile away After escorting the American pPahe for a distance toward Guan tanamo the MIGs peeled off and went their own way the Marine said CHANCE of RAIN owa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Saturday night and Sunday Partly cloudy north west scattered showers south east Sunday Little change in temperatures Lows Saturday night in the 60s Locally heavy showers southwest portion Saturday night GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum Precipitation Sunrise Sunset 73 55 Trace 624 Some terse verses Parking meter prose CORAL GABLES Fla W A motorists parking meter poetry has resulted m terse little verse from the meter nurse Mr and Mrs John Lindsey found a meter in municipal reslster time ws In serted They wrote a short poem and left it on meter It read It took my dime But gave no time Tho you may leer Im parking here When the Lindseys returned later they found a white slip of paper fluttering on the windshield Though they feared a ticket it was only a reply signed by the meter maid I noted me note one that you wrote But shall befall the Muse I clever you are enough so youre not You put your in the nickel slotl Lemqrs downpour sends creeks out of banks Thundershowers were moving southeastward over Iowa Satur ay producing locally moderate o occasionally heavy rain A heavy downpour sent water to 10 inches deep cascading hrough the streets of LeMars as reeks poured over their banks Between 4 and 6 am 321 nches of rain fell in the main jart of the northwest Iowa com munity Unofficial reports from adjoining farm areas to the south said about 4 inches fell there The heavy thunderstorm appar ently hopscotchedacross the area leaving only a trace at Sioux City 15 miles south of here a halfinch at Oyens five miles to the east but Remsen about 10 miles east of LeMars received more than 3 inches The Weather Bureau said scat tered thundershowers would con tinue over most of the state through Saturday night and in southern Iowa Sunday GENERAL DIES SAN ANTONIO Tex Gen Ret Percy W Clarkson who directed the atomic test at Eniwetok in the Pacific in 1950 and who commanded the 33rd Division during World War II died Friday after a brief illness No trouble locally with Sabin oral polio vaccine Persons who received the oral Sabin vaccine in March April and May in Cerro Gordo County should hot worry about possible ill effects Dr James Lannon Mason City health officer said Satur day weve had no trouble lo cally and if there was to be trouble it would have occurred N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Denies Judy tried suicide CARSON CITY doctor at CarsonTahoe Hospital said entertainer Judy Garland is suffering from a kidney disease and flatly denied earlier re ports that she took an overdose of barbiturates Dr Richard Grundy said the 39yearold actress was suf fering from acute pyelonephritis in her right kidney which produces a severe pain similar to kidney stones Charged in hot oil case TYLER Tex A Federal grand jury returned a 109count indictment against two brothers charg ing them with oil rustling in the rich east Texas field J C Stroud and W V Stroud both of Tex were charged with interstate shipment of con traband oil from a slanted well in Rusk County Tex violation of the Connally hot oil act and conspiracy and filing of false reports Crucial move by Macmillan LONDON British Prime Minister Harold Mac millan worked on a crucial speech that will tell the commonwealth nations that he is firmly determined to take Britain into the European Common Market Several of Macmillans key ministers helped h i ni draft the statement in reply to strong criticism voiced by commonwealth leaders all week at the prime min isters conference Claims Estes took WASHINGTON Billie Sol Estes raided the tills of his companies for in cash and checks at the time the law was closing in on him says the Texas promoters former general manager A B Foster who managed Estes farflung enterprises told the Senate Investigations subcommittee that Estes dipped into the companies treasuries for that amount between March 14 and April 6 De Gaulle foe hangs self PARIS Police said a former army officer who allegedly organized last months assassination at tempt against President Charles de Gaulle hanged himself in his jail cell He was Henri Niaux 48 14 to 21 days after the vaccine was given The third and final vaccine distribution in the county was in late May He made the comment while US Public Health Service offi cials in Washington were meet ing to decide whether the vac cine should still be used in mass immunization programs The ac tion came after Canada reported four cases of paralytic polio among the four million persons who received the serum there Dr Lannon said persons as sociated with the program in Mason City are very happy with the results He noted that the Cerro Gor do County clinics were conduct ed in the spring before the nor mal polio season He noted also that medical authorities ad vised against distributing the vaccine during the normal polio season in summer and early He said he was certain other clinics would be resumed especially following the normal polio danger period Meanwhile some US commu nities were going ahead with their immunication programs Others were calling a temporary halt The discoverer of the vaccine Dr Albert S Sabin said the Canadian government was ill advised to discontinue the vac cine What should be tfone is to intensify its use he com mented What may have happened in Canada is no different from what has happened in the United States and other countries during the outbreaks of the dis ease said Sabin What hap pens is the people already in fected are given the vaccine and this then affords no protection The oral polio vaccine has been given safely to over 200 million people without a single case of polio being attributable to the vaccine he said BIG LAND DEAL CALI Colombia mil lion land deal has been signed opening the way for construc tion of 2000 middle class hous ing units here On the inside Editorials Page 4 The Surveyor 5 Religious Features 67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 Sports ii12 Clear Lake News 12 Comics Business North iowa News 20 1 dead 8 injured in Readlyn crash READLYN UPI A 10 nonthold boy was fatally in ured and eight members of his amily were hospitalized Satur day following a twocar collision at the junction of Iowa 3 and 241 near here Dead was Willie Winekuf a son of Mr and Mrs Charles Winekuf Tipton Hospitalized at Waterloo were the childs father 33 in serious condition his mother Mary Jane fair his grandfather Floyd Winekuf 55 fair sister Sharlene 12 critical with a pinal fracture another sister Christina 5 fair and two broth rs Wayne 7 and Ward 2 both reported in good condition 2nd biggest blast in Soviet Atest series UPPSALA Sweden W1 The Soviet Union exploded a 15meg aton nuclear bomb at Novaya Zemlya Saturday according ito an official announcement from the Uppsala Seismological Insti ute The announcement which vas signed by Swedish expert Markus Baath said the explo ion was the second biggest in the Russian test series which tarted on Aug 5 witha 40meg aton blast Ike plugs candidates in Pennsylvania SCRANTON Pa OR Former resident Dwight D Eisen ower after campaigning in the eavily Republican Midwest ave a boost Friday night to le GOP in Pennsylvania where he Democrats have held the overnors office for eight ears Obviously buoyed by his eception at rallies for congres ional candidates in Indiana and Ilinois Eisenhower was greeted y a cheering crowd of 10000   

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