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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                                JFK en Cuban buildup i story on page HOME EDITION Attorney general defends Shaft plan wording BOM OUR WUUE i ODRWUUE BEBV1CES DBS KOINES Atty Gen Evan Hultman Friday ap proved thepresent form of the Shaff reapportionment plan by ruling there was nothing il legal in the use of the word proposed in a constitutional amendment Hultmans ruling was in re sponse to an inquiry made aft er four state senators chal lenged the Shaft plan by con tending they had found a fatal error in its wording They said it was in the use of the word proposed in stead of adopted in one clause In his page opinion Hultman said Iowa law does not provide exact words that must be used and expressed the opinion that there are no magic words to be used in a proposed coiisti t u t i o n a 1 amendment He said as long as the ac tion of the legislature is clear the exact words used does not make a difference Two years ago the attorney generals office reviewed the Shaff plan and recommended that its Author Sen David O Shaff RClinton use the Asking the j doctors to play God What is duty to the dying By LOUIS C ASS ELS United Press International Please Doctor dont keep him aiive any longer Just take out those tubes and let him die That plea from the relative of a hopelessly ill patient is not un familiar to members of the medical profession Whenever it is made it confronts a physician with an agonizing moral dilem ma What is a doctors duty toward a patient who is slowly dying of unbeatable cancer or some other disease from which there is no hope of recovery He could take positive steps to bring about death and thus re lease the patient from suffer ing This is called euthanasia or mercy killing and it has some advocates both in and out of the medical profession But the overwhelming major ity of physicians are strongly opposed to medical murder however merciful it might appear in a particular case And in this stand they are supported by moral theologians who con demn euthanasia as a blasphe mous usurpation of Gods pre rogatives The obvious alternative is to keep the patient alive as long as possible Most physicians feel instinctively that this is what they ought tp do And modern medical science has made it possible for them to maintain a spark of life in a dying per son for days weeks and some times months It is done however at great cost And not the least of the cost is the prolongation of suf fering both for the patient and for his loved ones In recent years many doctors and religious leaders who adamantly reject euthanasia have come around to the con viction that indefinite artificial prolongation of life is not much better from a moral viewpoint At an American Medical As sociation symposium on medica ethics a few months ago Dr Edward Rynearson of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Minn arguec eloquently that there comes i time in the handling of termina cancer cases when the only humane thing for a doctor to do is to step back and let Goc take over His view is emphatically shared by Dr John Cavanagh a Washington D C physician who also lectures on mora theology at the Catholic Uni versify of America There is a point at which the physician not only should re frain from prolonging life but should actually withdraw ex traordinary measures of keeping the patient going says Dr Cavanagh It is my conviction that when death is inevitable when the dying process is be yond doubt the patient should be allowed to die unencumberec by useless apparatus Dr Granger Westberg Lu theran clergymanphysician who serves on both the theologica and medical faculties of the University of Chicago also up holds the hopeless patients right to die And he points out that cancer victims are not the only persons for whom death may be a merciful release Ke said it is a disservice to keep very old and infirm people alive just for the sake of be coming vegetables These are weighty arguments But there still are many physicians who cannot bring themselves to let a human life expire so long as there is any medical means of forestalling death And there are religious leaders who applaud their in stincts I have seen enough dying people recover to understand why a physician would be un willing to write off any patient says the R T Rev William Creighton Episcopal Bishop of Washington I agree that it is hard to ece any merciful purpose in maintaining a spark of life in some fargone cases But I dont think we should ask doc tors to play God FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Congress closely studied PresidentKen nedys proposed billion tax cut Friday but the offsetting reforms he wanted as part of the package were fast being cast aside One mans tax loophole it appeared is always anothers vested right and usually is es sential to the national welfare besides Rep Hal Boggs DLa House word proposed instead of adopted In his opinion Friday man pointed out that constitu tional amendments using the word proposed have been passed and approved by the Supreme Court at least in directly Hultman said he recom mended changing adopted to proposed because this is the very language which Article X of the Constitution employs He also said however that the word adopted was not the best form but would probably not be fatal if used in a constitutional amendment The section in question is the one setting out the changes to be made in the Constitution As it now stands the measure reads shall repealed and the following proposed in iieu The challengers contend it snouJd read shall repealed and the following adopted in lieu Six other reapportionment measures offered as for the Shaff pSan are pend ing in the Senate The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 102 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 25 1W3 GOc a copy No 299 Opposition mounts to Kennedy tax reforms Democratic whip and a close friend and supporter of the President put it more succinct ly than most In my opinion Boggs said the tax reduction bill will pass in this session of Congress I doubt seriously if any of the so called tax reforms will be adopted at this time Kennedy told his news con ference Thursday it was very important that Congress enact both tax cuts and reforms It would be unwise he said to pass tax cuts without approving revenueproducing reforms If the new revenue isnt produced then the tax cuts will have to be reduced Kennedy said in his tax mes sage he hoped to bil lion of the estimated loss under the cut by eliminating certain unwarranted special p r i v i leges under existing laws Part of this recovery would Misfortune again hits at Fertile FERTILE The Bert Lee house a mile south of Fertile was gutted and all contents de stroyed in a fire which broke out about 9 pm Thursday According to Fire Chief Glenn Purcell the fire was started by an overheated coal furnace in the basement It was first no ticed by a daughter w h o aroused the rest of the family and called the fire department Clear Lake and Hanlontown fire departments were called to help Mr and Mrs Lee and their seven children spent the night with neighbors All their cloth ing and furnishings except a stove and refrigerator were lost although the framework of the house is still standing A meeting to start a relief drive for the Lee family was held at the Fertile fire station Friday afternoon Last spring the barn on his farm blew down While it was being rebuilt lightning struck his hoghouse and half of it was burned The barn had just been completed and accepted by the insurance company when it blew down again Last fall Mrs Lee had a ma jor operation As she was recov ering her husband suffered a heart ailment and was confined to bed until recently Robert Curtis seriously injured in cartrain crash Robert Patrick Curtis 21 driving smashed into the Coolidge SW was reported iniside of a train engine around serious condition in a Masonjnoon Friday City hospital after the car he TheWeather North Iowa Cloudy with snow spreading over the zone through Saturday An inch or two of new snow Friday night and possibly several more inches Saturday Lows Friday night 6 below to 3 above Highs Saturday 412 Iowa Cloudy occasional snow west and south Friday night and spreading over state Sat urday accumulating 2 to 4 inches most of state late Sat urday Considerable blowing and drifting snow Saturday Lows Friday night zero to 5 below northeast 1020 above southwest Highs Saturday 5 10 northeast to near 20 south west Further outlook De creasing cloudiness and cold er Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy flur ries Highs Saturday zero to 12 below Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 8 Minimum Sunrise Sunset Curtis suffered severe arm in juries leg and head injuries and possible internal damage He was taken to the hospital by Snells ambulance The accident occurred at a singletrack crossing just west of Allied Mills west of Mason City The train belonging to the ChicagoMilwaukeeSt Paul and Pacific line was enroute to Sanborn Iowa It consiste of the engine and five cars The engineer Leonard Balek 526 12th SE and fireman Eu gene Kleinow 225 14th NW told sheriffs officers investigating the accident the train was trav eling at 45 mph and the whistle had been sounded some distance before reaching the crossing The officers said Curtis ap proached the tracks from the north and apparently did not see the brain coming His car hit the engine near the rear wheels The car was thrown some 30 feet from the crossing into a field The car a come from a new limitation on he deductions individual tax payers now may take for such things as expenses and loca and state taxes The oil and gas industry which traditionally has enjoyec a special 27Vi per cent depletion allowance also would have to pay more The home building industry already was organizing a fight against the curb on deductions on the ground it would eliminate one of the incentives to home ownership and thus work against the continued prosperity of this vital segment of the economy Oil and gas interests and their friends in Congress also were raising cries of alarm Lawmakers generally spoke favorably of the need for a tax cut and chairman Wilbur Mills DArk set up early hearing to start Feb the Presi dents plan Most forecasts were for pas sage this year of the cut in some form but with little or none of the accompanying re form which the President said should be wrapped into the same package 11 On the inside 1937 or 1938 mod el was totally demolished i Parts of it were scattered over a wide area Highway patrolmen assisted with the investigation and di rected traffic Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News8 Sports Comics 13 North Iowa News 16 TV Guide Pullout Section DBS MOINES General larmony continues to reign be ween Democratic Gov Harold Hughes and the Republicancon rolled Iowa Legislature as its 963 session heads into its third veek How long it will last is any bodys guess Bruised feelings and disagreements are inevitable as strongly held opposing views are boiled down in the legislative irucible into new laws There has been however a cer ain cordiality in the relations be ween Hughes and legislative eaders that has been lacking in previous sessions dating back at east to 1955 Both sides have pledged cooper ation in working out a legislative SAME Safety i tered in wn lell and lhe remams of a car that crashed are about 10 feet from the car Robert P Curtis 21 Bossing near Allied Mills lie scat who was driving the car was in serious condition in t hes near the roaMupper a Mason City hospital the car seat and motor in the foreground Photofax THINGS COULD BE WORSE North the nation Watertown N Y for in lowans still battling subzero tempera stance has had 51 inches of snow this tures can get some measure of comfort inches of it Thursday and from the fact that things are just as Friday The scene above shows a sta bad and even worse in other parts of tion wagon buried in a driveway No major chinks in Storehouse harmony program and so far at least there has been no sign of any major rift Speaker of the House Robert Naden R Webster City said in an interview he sees no reason why there should be as the session continues There has been a definite ef fort on the part of both the gov ernor and the Republican legisla tors to bring about cooperation Naden said As long as we both do our jobs the way we see them there will be some disagreements be cause we have different philoso phies But just because we dis agree in some areas I dons be lieve either will try to thwart general legislation N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES More Cuban refugees arrive PORT EVERGLADES Fla The S S Shirley Lykes a cargo ship flying the flag of the Red Cross docked here carrying 1170 Cuban refugees largest single group Fidel Castro has allowed to leave his Communist island Spain wants talks on bases MADRID Spain has officially told the United States it intends to seek new negotiations over mili tary bases in this country The U S has poured more than billion in economic and military aid into this country since the defense agreements were signed In exchange it has the right to use three large air bases and a naval base besides a few radar installa tions throughout Spain Worm winds save crops EDINBURG Tex Winds from the Gulf of Mexico wafted clouds over the semitropical R i o Grande Valley and saved the million citrus fruit crop from a devastating freeze for the third time in 12 days Tight squeeze on liquor bill DES MOINES Gov Harold Hughes said he expects a tight squeeze either way when the House votes on a liquor by the drink bill I think the out come in the House dependson the type of controls that are in the bill Hughes said and I think some of the representatives who have been dry in the past would now accept a bill that has strong controls Alabama campus surveyed MONTGOMERY Ala The Montgomery Ad vertiser says a Justice Department spokesman has confirmed that the department had the Air Force take aerial photographs of the University of Alabama campus The newspaper said in Fridayseditions that the photographs were made in anticipation of a pos sible integration showdown at the white university Hughes inaugaral address stressing his willingness to coop erate with the Republicans was hailed by leaders of both parties as an excellent speech Republicans were happy that many of Hughes recommenda tions coincided with a policy statement adopted earlier by GOP legislators There were points of difference such as the governors recommendation that the Shaff pian of reapportionment be scrapped But the reaction gen erally emphasized the similarities between Hughes program and that of the GOP It recalled the second admmis xation of former Democratic Gov Herschel Loveless re ilected after a battle royal with he 1957 legislature over taxa ion when he told the 1959 as sembly in his inaugural address I want to express to each and ivery member of the legislature my sincere desire to work closely with you in a legislative program for the benefit of all our people Regardless of party affiliation ve owe a higher loyalty and re sponsibility to the people who elected you to the General As sembly and me to the governor ship We shall have failed unless first things are put first Cooperation in the 1959 session was the keynote and it produced one of the most progressive sesl sions in Iowa history But the atmos p h e r was charged with a certain uneas i n e s sl triggered by left over ani mosities from 1957 and strong Democr a t i c gains in the NADEN 1958 general election Struggles over taxation and ap pointments by the governor have brought some degree of strained relations in every session since 1955 And curiously some of the harshest feelings have been en gendered when Republicans held both the governorship and an overwhelming majority in the leg islature When we have control of both the governors chair and the legis lature Naden said we dont think so much in terms of cooper ation Republican Gov Lee Hoeyh and the legislature faced a problem in 1955 because state revenue in the 195355 bicnnium was running about million a year less than spending Money hadnt been to much of a problem in the lew   

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