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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             Legislative roundup story page HOME EDITION Canada may call election On getting away from the capital JFK zooms past Ike By JANE LONGBAR WASHINGTON rnpn ttanV WAMUNGION UPI Back stairs at the Vrhite House In a speech while traveling whether Parliament is sitting last summer President Kennedy The House of Commons is ad OTTAWA round of se ret conferences has heightened peculation that Prime Minis er John Diefenbaker will dis olve Parliament and call for ew elections in a crisis grow ng out of US demands tha anada take a clear stand on uclear weapons Diefenbaker paid a 40minut all Friday on GovernorGen ral George Vanier a required relude to any decision to dis olve Parliament The prime minister then met with Foreign secretary Howard Green anc Charles Titchie Canadian am assador to Washington said it was good to get away from Washington from time to time Statistically he is well on his way to topping the away from record set by for mer President Dwight D Eisen hower Official White House figures recently said Kennedy had spent 215 days out of the capital dur ing his first two years in office as contrasted with Eisenhowers 195 during the same period In dications are the trend will con tinue But those figures dont tell the whole story According to those familiar with the computation they were based on what were considered working days spent away from the White House Sundays at Middleburg Va or quickie flights to nearby cities for evening speeches were not included ourned until Monday US Secretary of State Dean lusk Friday defended as neces ary the statement that Canada was dragging its feet on accept ng nuclear warheads for US upplied Bomarc missiles and interceptor jets at home nd in Europe Expressing regret if the United gave offense the Rocky Mountain section Rusk said the statement was Several cars of a Rio Grande ssued because of public debate Railway freight train were de n Ottawa of issues that figured railed when it plowed into a rrum Rusk there was disclosure of above zero to 2 above in 24 Confidential exchanges between hours in Rapid City S D In our two governments Diefenbaker declined to com If they had been or if a strict er form of accounting had been used Kennedys absences from Washington dating from his in auguration on Jan 20 1961 to the end of his second calendar year in office on Dec 31 1962 would have amounted to be tween 30 and 40 per cent of his time With trips already contemplat ed this year to Italy Germany Costa Rica and Brazil Kennedj is likely to keep up this level This is so only because Kennedj is a relatively young and vigor ous President and the first to have jet aircraft and helicopter available to him from the start Tallying time sway is not b any means being critical of thi President It is well known tha when a chief executive travel Eisenhower set new rec ords he carries the burden the mechanics and a goodlj number of the personnel of the White House with him On that basis it is hard t define a working day for th President since he can be work ing just as hard while national security documents a his seaside home as in his office And through elaborate com munications he can be just a close to events when travelin as when in Washington Thus it is difficult to com up with any adequate standar for totaling presidential travel How for example should the to tal run for a departure from Washington at 4 pm Frida and a return at am th following Monday a typicz schedule for a weekend at Cap Cod Obviously Saturday and Sun day are away days through the White House wouldnt necej sarily count Sunday But is Fr day a half day or a nonday an shouldnt Monday be uncounte since it provides almost fuL time in the A national magazine last Oc tober researched Kennedy travel in comparison to Eisen bowers by counting a prenoo departure as a full day away post noon departure as half da away a prenoon return as n time away On that basis it compute that Kennedy was gone from Washington 240 days in his firs 21 months as President Whil Eisenhower had been away 22 days in a comparable perioi This was a total of 39 per cen of Kennedys presidential time and somewhat exceeded the off cial White House figures The Presidents opinion was that by traveling elsewhere he could get a better and fresher perspective of what most of our citizens are thinking and doing 6 more weeks of winter Shadow seen by groundhog Therell be six more weeks of winter beyond a shadow of a doubt Saturday was Groundhog Day The furry little animal popped out of his hole and saw lis shadow in just about every place in Iowa The shadow also was seen at Punxsutawney Pa the offi cial home of the groundhog Skies generally were clear and cold and the groundhogs deep shadow cast pn a blanket of snow according to weather lore buffs means severe weather for another six weeks Winds up to 50 miles an hour socked Iowa and other parts of the Midwest during the night and sent the mercury skidding below zero It was 38 above in Mason City Friday evening and by Saturday morning it had dropped to zero Itll go even lower Saturday night with lows of 10 below fore cast for North Iowa The Iowa highway depart SOMETHING NEW xlts a rare sight in this jet airplane in Air Force garb The T28 long a workhorse Air Force trainer is rolled out Saturday with a new turboprop engine for a new role As a fighterbomber for brush fight Photofax ing such as m Viet Nam The modified plane re designated the YAT2SE can carry rockets machine guns and bombs Its 2450hp engine makes it more powerful than the World War II P47 Its produced by North American Aviation A decision could be announced ment said road conditions were fter a cabinet meeting Satur ay Dissolution can be ordered t any time regardless of hazardous in some places be cause of moisture that hard ened during the quick freeze The frigid in a series that has socked the re gion since the middle of Janu ary dropped temperatures as much as 52 degrees in some places But the rivers began to recede in most flood zones in the Far West after they had driven hun dreds of persons from their homes Destructive winds and bliz ard conditions died down in The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEG VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 10c a copy Nd 306 n secret discussions between he two countries Without notice to us said Miles City Mont it plummeted xom 40 above to 11 below hsiciviiwanci uvtiinea corn T ment directly on Rusks state In northern Cali ment but declared that Canada uciii uui ucviaicu iiiai r had demonstrated it is notinlnto their banks leaving 9 per the new frontier of the United fons dad and iabout 500 home less after The question now is whether Diefenbaker whose Cpnserva ive Party came out 17 seats short of a majority in last Junes elections will try to take political advantage of the reper cussions of the Washington statement and try to recapture a majority of seats in new elec tions Man slain at Fort Dodge FORT DODGE UPI man was dead and another in jail here Saturday following a shooting that apparently oc curred during an argument over a woman police said Richard Dean Hoeppner 26 Fort Dodge died in Lutheran Hospital of gunshot wounds Police were hold Ronald Le Roy Gramenz 27 who returned to his former home here Fri day after spending some time in California Officers said Hoeppner re portediy was shot while he Gramenz and Gramenz es tranged wife Donna sat in a car parked at the southwest edge of the city Gramenz took Hoeppner to the hospital after the incident police said a threeday storm dumped 22 inches of rain in many heavily populated areas accompanied by winds up to 100 mph Much of southern Idaho lay aeneath deep murky water iorcing hundreds of persons rom their homes disrupting transportation and causing dam age in the millions Gov Robert E Smylie de clared a slate of extreme emergency in four southern Idaho counties Helicopters and boats rescued flood marooned families in northern California About 250 persons were evacuated from Napa where the water spread four blocks from the river Iowa Mostly fair and much colder with cold wave through Saturday night Northerly winds diminishing Sunday clear and continued cold Low Saturday 10 below northwest lo near zero southeast High Sunday zero to 10 above Out look for Monday Increasinj cloudiness and not so cold GlobeGazette weather dats up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 38 Minimum 0 At 8 a m 0 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 8 TO VISIT RUSSIA delegation headed by King Savang Vathana and Premier Prince Souvanna Phouma wil visit the Soviet Union Feb 1119 Radio Moscow said Saturday mowslide in Tennessee Pass in Colorado mercury dived from 54 a buildup 400 not 600 tanks Pentagon Revenue sources argued Solons favor study report By CHAD SKAGGS DES MOINES Demo cratic governor and a Republican dominated legislative committee presented two widely differing fi nancial programs to the legisla ture in the past four days The group effort submitted by the Legislative Tax Study Com mittee after a twoyear study seems to be favored among the most influential lawmakers Reaction to Gov Harold E Hughes record million annu al budget presented Thursday in dicates that Republican leaders lean much more toward the com mittees revenue suggestions than toward Hughes Sen Richard L Stephens R Ainsworth is chairman oE the committee and Rep Arthur C Hanson RInvvood is vice chair man Other members are Sen Irving D Long of Manchester Sen Charles S Van Eaton of Sioux City and Rep Chester 0 Hougen of Cedar Falls all Repub licans and Democrats Rep Keith H Dunton of Thornburg and Sen Orval C Walter of Lenox David 0 Shaff a Republican and chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee said Hughes proposes providing serv ices to the many at the expense of the few His statement was based on the governors suggestions for income and corporation taxes which are almost diametrically opposed to the approach taken by the com mittee FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Russia has nearly 600 antiaircraft missiles 400 tanks and 2000 pieces of artillery in Cuba according to the Defense Department The department revealed the intelligencefigures in a dispute with Sen Strom Thurmond D SC who said his sources re rivers began receding SEN STROM THURMOND News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Macmillan meets Pope ROME British Prime Minister Harold Mac millan had a 30rninute private audience with Pope John XXIII which Vatican sources described as cor dial Macmillan met with the Pope during a recess in his talks with Italian Premier Fanfani in which they are seeking a flexible European lineup that would preserve European unity without French dom ination Want aid as inducement WASHINGTON Banker David Rockefeller and two other top business leaders have suggested that U S foreign a i d be used to induce Latin American nations to adopt policies favorable to American business investment The recommendation was made in a report entitled A Reappraisal of the Alliance for Progress Continue hunt for victims ANKARA Turkey Search crews sifted through debris for victims of a twoplane air collision that rained flaming wreckage on this citys main square killing more personson the ground than in the air Sfeyentynine persons were killed in the crash of them Americans who were passen gers in a Middle East Airlines Viscount flying from Beirut Lebanon Hoffa faces new legal action WASHINGTON The government is reliably reported considering legal to stop James R Hoffa from operating as president of the Teamsters Union if he is unable to obtain a faithful duty bond after Feb 8 Hoffa told the House Labor Committee that neither he nor his union can be held in wilful violation of the bonding requirement because the bonding firms have all suddenly refused to extend further bonding protection Labor management warned CHICAGO Secretary of t Labor W Willard Wirtz has warned labor management that one more major strike would bring the likelihood of national compulsory arbitration laws ported more equipment on the island The Pentagon said there is no evidence of Soviet offensive weapons or nuclear warheads in Some of the estimates Thurmond gave a spokesman aid are at wide variance vith official intelligence Thurmond said informed sources told him Russia had an air army of 30000 to 40 000 troops in Cuba rather than the 17000 reported there by President Kennedy Sen Thurmond has proof ofany kind to support the infor mation he has released which differs with official intelli jence a spokesman said the Department of Defense would ike to receive the evidence In addition to the troop fig ures the senator and the Pen agon differed on a number of points Thurmond claimed there were about 600 tanks on the island while the Pentagon put the fig ure at fewer than 400 Thurmond said there were more than 2000 artillery pieces n Cuba and the Pentagon said there were fewer than 2000 According to Thurmond there were more than 1000 mortars but the Pentagon said there were fewer than 800 Thurmond said there were al most 1000 antiaircraft missiles in Cuba but the Pentagon said the figure was fewer than 600 surfacetoair missiles And the senator said Russians iiad nucleartipped FROG mis siles with a range of 300 miles but the Pentagon said the mis siles have a range of only so and there is no evidence they have nuclear warheads Thurmond said he had reports of 100 to 200 ballistic missiles with a 11002200 mile range in underground facilities The Pentagon said it had no evi dence of such missiles The Pentagon spokesman did not challenge Thurmonds claim that Cuba has 150 CRUISE mis siles presumably for use against shipping and that Russian sub marines are resupplied in Cuba and call frequently at the island information contained in Sen Tiiurmonds weekly news letter the Pentagon spokes man said is at wide variance with carefully evaluated data collected by U S intelligence from continuous surveillance and other sources The information obtained by our intelligence is being made public to the extent it does not comprise intelligence sources he added Thurmond also contended that proof of Cubas strategic im portance to Russia is the con tinuing assignment in Cuba of Soviet Lt Gen Pavil B Danke vich prominent Russian export in strategy missiles And he added ment to Cuba recently bit atomic warhead materials was esti mated as quite substantial On the inside Editorials Page 4 The Surveyor 5 Religious Features Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets H Society News 12 Clear Lake News Comics North Iowa News 14 ig 22 Ecuador school collapse kills 103 QUITO Ecuador con vent school building in the Andes town of Biblian col lapsed Friday trapping 450 children in the ruins First reports said that 103 persons most of them school girls were killed SAME Safety Department Buck FUj Deatk la 24 NE6RMW Photofax FEATHERED FRIEND Nebraskas Pheasant Miss models a costume fashioned from the colorful feathers of 40 Nebraska ringnecked pheasants as she hefts a nifty overandunder shotgun This pic ture advertising Nebraskas 86day pheasant season was developed by the Nebraska State Game Commis sion which has been engaged in a running debate with South Dakota over which state has the mostest and the bestest pheasant hunting Hunters Note The model is Mrs Lester ODonnell Lincoln Hughes recommended increas ing the corporate income tax from 3 per cent to 4 per cent and eliminating a provision which lets businesses deduct the 52 per cent federal tax when computing the state tax He estimated this would raise the take from million to million a year Leading GOP legislators said this and other Hughesproposed measures would discourage indus trial growth In its report the said little additional rev enue could be obtained by increas ing the tax on corporations and any increase might tend to dis couragenew jndustry in Iowa For these reasons the committee con cluded that no change should be made inthat tax rate at the pres ent time The committee suggested that the legislature consider a flat tax on adjusted gross income which it defined as the net income aft er deducting operating and busi ness expenses but without person al exemptions Hughes said such a tax com puted without regard to depend ents medical expenses or ability pay would approach the ultimate in regressive and unfair taxa tion Rep John Mowry RMarshall town House majority floor fead ir said Hughes pronouncement virtually closes the door to an adjusted gross income tax A 1 per cent tax on adjusted gross income would produce about million the committee said Hughes proposed an income tax withholding system which he said would collect an additional million each year from per sons who have been failing to file returns The committee concluded that the cost of additional personnel and equipment and making re funds would be such as to ques tion the net return which a with holding tax would bring in over and above the present returns The governor urged adding an other income tax bracket to raise the rate from 5 per cent to 6 per cent on incomes over The committee said serious consider ation should be given to adjusting personal exemptions and perhaps to adjusting the present income tax rates to broaden the base The extra bracket would in crease the load on the higher ini comes while the committees ap proach would produce an across theboard boost The income tax rate was cut 25 per cent after World War II Hughes recommended returning to the socalled 100 per cent level wfetle the committee merely men tioned this for consideration and said it would do little or nothing to relieve property taxes Both es timated that it would produce an extra million a year The committee said first con sideration should be given to ex panding the sales tax and par ticularly to broadening it at the existing 2 per cent level to in clude virtually all services It made no revenue estimate Hughes proposed a 2 per cent tax on hotel and motel services but mentioned no other services He recommended that businesses collecting more than in sales tax each month remit the money to the state monthly rather than quarterly The two measures bt   

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