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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             Senate keeps Secrecy rule See story on page 2 HOME EDITION Defense boss to answer critics WASHINGTON Kennedy administration abruptly decided Wednesday to lay before the nation its case in the growing contro versy over the alleged Soviet military buildup in Cuba The White for Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara and other top defense officials to face re porters at 4 pm Iowa time at a televised news confer ence Press secretary Pierre Sal inger did not elaborate on his terse announcement But Mc Namara and his aides ob viously were primed to fire back at GOP charges that the Russian missile buildup in Cuba is continuing The session with McNamara originally had been scheduled for 1 pm on a background basis only meaning reporters could write what they were told but could not attribute the information to the defense secretary V A case of strained s relations US sparked Canadian rift By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON po litical crisis in Canada threatens to maintain for several months the severe strains on USCana dian relations There was no immediate com ment here from the White House or State De partment on the TaTl of Prime Minis ter John Dief enbakers Con servative gov ernment Tues day night But U S leaders are sensitively aware that a State Department just a week ago sparked the tumult which now forces the Canadians into new elections Since Diefenbaker had made a major issue of what he called US intrusion into Canadian af fairs there is no doubt joint CanadianUS defense activities nuclear weapons for Canadas armed forces and probably the whole range ofpolitical and eco nomic relations between Ottawa and Washington will be hotlyde bated during the election period and in the new Parliament to follow So far as can be determined neither President Kennedy nor Secretary of Rusk had a hand in producing the State Department statement which burst like a bomb in the middle of Canadian politics Indeed the evidently was not supposed to be such a bombshell at all although its authors reporledly foresaw the possibility of angry Canadian gov ernment criticism Kennedy is understood to have been upset the day after the statement came out by the ap parent failure of State and De fense Department authorities to judge its impact It was under stood to have been cleared by McGeorge Bundy special assist ant to the President for nationa security affairs The statement was designed to clear up for the record US gov eminent views on issues involv ing Canadas acceptance or re jection of US nuclear warhead j for US weapons systems already in Canadian hands The idea of issuing a statement informed officials say originated in the US Embassy in Ottaw and in the State Department here after a debate on nuclear weapon in the Canadian Parliament The issue essentially was sun pie Diefenbaker had long been reluctant to equip Canadian fore es with US nuclear weapons un der joint USCanadian control Kennedy and hisradvisers believec however that the weapons are es sential forCanadas role in the defense of North America anc Western Europe Canadian unit arc part of the European NATO force The issue has been a source o friction for at least a year A year ago Diefenbaker told the Ca nadian Parliament that joint con trol of nuclear weapons could not be arranged under existing US Jaw Four days later on March 1 Rusk told a news conference here that such arrangements could be worked out He softened this by adding that the decision of course was up to Canada Following the Cuban crisis last October Diefenbaker initiated secret talks with US representa tives on the possibility of obtain ing nuclear warheads The talks failed and the statement issued here last said bluntly that Canada had failed to produce any kind of practical plan to solve the problem However in midmorning after hours of consultations Salinger announced the change in plans Meantime John McCone di rector of the Central Intelli gence Agency was preparing an uptodate summary of the Cuban situation for the Senate Preparedness subcommittee The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON City GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 102 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY o 1963 lOc a copy No 309 Iowas House rejects Shaff plan substitute SAME DATEW234 Stttlj Department Ffgurtil Meni Trffie Death fa Bonn 7328 is vote on Riley bill DES MOINES UP The Shaff plan of reapportionment with stood its first test in the Iowa House Wednesday as the pre dominately rural lower cham ber 7328 a substitute plan proposed by Rep Tom Riley RCedar Rapids Riley said before the vote that his proposal stood little chance but he urged all Shaff plan op ponents to vote for it so that we carijnake an interesting comparison of how many peo ple we represent The proposed constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen David Shaff RCIinton is on the last lap of its second trip through the legislature Large county representatives sharply criticized their rural col leagues during the debate Today you are going to give it to us in the cities and give it to us good Rep William Den man DDes Moines It appears that you didnt learn a thing from the results of the 1962 general election when the cities became a force to be reck oned with in elections If you do this dastardly thing to us today passing the Shaff plan youll never again elect an other Republican governor Den man said Rep Lawrence Carstensen R Clinton saying the Shaff plan will be passed by the House added This House has no reason for pride in passing this Shaff plan today We are about to give birth to a baby knowing full well before it is born that it is crippled But were going to have to take that Littlecrippled baby to our bosoms and love it because were not likely to get any other Rep David Stanley RMusca tine said he would vote for the Shaff plan because it is better than the present apportionment of ths legislature He said however that Shaff plan will not solve the problem of unfair representation and that he plans to continue working for a better divison of seats in the General Assembly A The fight for fair representa tion will go on Stanley said The people of Iowa will win thii fight even if it takes another 10 or 20 years What is happening today is not the is only the beginning Rep Howard Reppert DDe Moines promised to fight to get the people to vote against the measure when it comes up for ratification at a special election planned for December Reppert said he disagreed with Stanley adding the Shaff plan is worse than the present system be cause it makes corn fields hogs chickens and cattle more import ant than people On the inside Editorials 4 Society News 547 North News 13 Clear Lake News 1415 Sports l2t Comics 24 Latest Markets 78 Mason City News HEAVY MAIL ON LIQUOR legislators are getting what some say is a record amount of mail these days Much of it they add is pro or anti liquor legislation Rep Howard Rep pert Des Moines Democrat and his secretary Barbara L Bradley go over some of the up to 300 letters and Phdtofax telegrams received daily At right Sen Robert Rigler New Hampton Republi can and his secretary Helen Cram also handle the mail Rigler says 90 per cent of his communications refer to liquor adding that I just had to quit answering all of the mail on liquor Canada digging in for rough election FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES OTTAWA Prime Minister John Diefenbaker a Cabinet re volt against his leadership ap parently quashed Wednesday dissolved Canadas 25th Parlia ment to hold a national election Monday April 8 The developments cleared the way for a twomonth campaign almost certain to rate with the roughest in this countrys 96 year history AntiAmericanism pegged to last weeks unprece dented public criticism of Canadian nuclear defense policy by the US State Department loomed as a key issue mews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Ban on Cuban shipping WASHINGTON The United Stales acted to cutdown on merchant shipping to Cuba The White House announced that henceforth no U S govern mentfinanced cargoes would be shipped on foreign flag vessels engaging in trade with Cuba Foreign shipowners would be forgiven for past shipments however if they promised that their vessels would no longer engage in Cuban trade Wonts school aid debate WASHINGTON Roman Catholic educators said federal aid to parochial schools can be constitu tional and urged Congress todebate the issue openly Msgr Frederick Hochwalt education director of the National Catholic Welfare Conference told the House Education committee that President Ken nedys proposal for grade and high school aid to pub lic institutions was discriminatory and totally un acceptable Governor remains in bed DES MOINES Gov Harold Hughes who be came ill Sunday with the flu remained at the gover nors mansion for the third day His office said he was feeling somewhat better but had decided to stay at home another day W Germany seeks key role Konrad Adenauer said West Germany should share in the full responsibility of a NATO nuclear defense Although he did not elab orate government officials said he was not asking that West Germany be equipped with its own nuclear warheads The 67yearold Canadian lead r obtained formal dissolution rom GovernorGeneral Georg Vanier and set the election date just after winning a crucial con Idence from his own party It was only the second tim since Canadian confederation in 1867 thata government ha been ousted by a vote of no confidence In 1926 the govern ment of Conservative premie Arthur Meighen was toppled b1 a 9695 vote Diefenbaker was under fin from some elements of his par ty even before the USCa nadian dispute over nuclea weapons toppled the Conserv ative government T u e s d a night Under Canadian procedure the leader of the party winnin the most seats in Parliamen becomes prime minister Die enbaker has been ruling eve though his party lost majorit control in the elections las June Although the nuclear weapo dispute brought down the gov ernment chief opposition lead rcarLseosntcrsJ h e believe the m a j o issue in th coming cam paign will b the need fo economic an social policie t o stimulal our nations growth to th Diefenbaker point w h e r well be able to give employ mcnt to all who are willin and able to work Pearson leader of the Lib eral party apparently was try ing to tone down the defens issue He loo has been a1 tacked for advocating tha Canada live up to commi ments to accept nuclear wcap ons and then negotiate to gc rid of them Says he is not a Hitler DeGaulle on defensive PARIS Charles e Gaulle has shrugged off British ccusations he is trying to emu ate Hitler or Napoleon by keeping Britain out of the European Com mon Market The French leader in fact feels e is saving Britain from being used as a stooge by the United itates to give the Americans more if an economic hold on Europe Members of the National Assem ly came away from a reception Tuesday at the Elysee Palace he French White hese impressions and gave an in ight into De Gaulles thinking The deputies reported De Gaulle aid he considers that Britains 3rime Minister Harold Macmillan doublecrossed him at Nassau by Britains agreeing to acceptPresi dent Kennedys offer of Polaris missiles Macmillan met with De Gaulle ust before leaving for the Baha nas conference with President Kennedy last December One deputy quoted as saying MacmiHan told me You are right to make a striking nuclear orce Wo too are trying to make ours We must associate them in he European framework inde pendent of America On this he left me to 90 to the Bahamas That was ahead of my news conference when De Gaulli declared Britain was not ready t enter Europe and changed th tone of it English always manage t appear respectable Thats they succeed in having a certai influence in the foreign press an in our country too in certain cir cles i Mr Macmillan whom I lib very much had me compared b he British press to Hitler Hi tnows me well enough to knov hat this is out of the question have even been compared to Na poleon When another deputy suggested De Gaulle had probably done Mac millan a favor in the British polit cal situation De Gaulle respond ed Ah well he deserves it North Iowa Mostly cloudy anc colder Wednesday night low around 15 Partly cloudy and a little colder Thursday highs in mid 30s Minnesota Partly cloudy con Unued mild Highs Thursday in 30s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 49 Minimum jg Sunrise Sunset SEN KENNETH KEATING ROBERT McNAMARA Revises plan on tax cut WASHINGTON UPI The Kennedy administration Wed nesday liberalized its taxcut ing plan to give a better break to a large number of married couples with low and medium incomes The revised plan would en title married couples to claim a minimum tax reduction larger than would the plan originally proposed by Kennedy in his tax message to Congress two weeks ago For many low income couples this would mean extra tax savings of to a year Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon announced the change in the administration plan when he appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee to Keating and the rockets Offers data to Kennedy EDITORS NOTE Since last August Kenneth B Keating las been making charges about Soviet military strength in Cuba In the following exclusive AP in terview he oHers the White some previously undisclosed Cu ban information By JACK BELL and FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON Ken neth B Keating RNY offered Wednesday to give President Ken nedy previously undisclosed infor mation he has gathered about So viet military activities in Cuba The New York senator who has been involved in several disputes with the administration over his charges that the government had not told all of the facts about Cuba made the offer in an exclu sive interview with The Associat ed Press Keating said he would be will ing to tell the President about re ports he has received but on vhich he has made no public itatements because he could not onfirm their authenticity to his own satisfaction But Keating said he doesnt want to reveal even to Kennedy thesources of information the ad ministration has often challenged n the past but which proved to be basically right Keating clarified one issue of onflict with the Pentagon He conceded he was not talking about hard bases for intermediate range missiles when he said last week he had evidence offensive bases were being maintained by the So viets As far as he knows Keating said these concrete bases have been broken up He said he was open the administrations cutting drive tax Kennedy has set tax reduc tion as his top priority legisla tive goal in an effort to stimu late the sluggish economy and eliminate what he called the waste of unemployment He wants Congress this year to enact a program that would provide net reductions over the next three years of billion in annual income taxes paid by individuals and corporations Most members of the and Means Committee are con vinced that Congress will wind up approving some kind of in come tax cut this year Bulletin WASHINGTON A McCone director of Cen tral Intelligence told Senate investigators Wednesday that a relatively small amount of Soviet military equipment has reach Cuba in the period since the quarantine last fall ITS NOT A TORNADO What has all marks of a devastating tornado funnel actually is a column of smoke from a Forest City 111 petroleum pumping station Residents within a mile of the Sin clair Refining Co installation were evacuated alking about gravelbased medi um range missile sites He con ceded he has no information that launchers which could be used on he sites remain in Cuba I dont think they are poising any weap ons or theyre going to launch an invasion against the USA said Here are questions and answers from the interview QTho matter of the Soviet buildup in Cuba appears to be rushing toward an investigative crisis inCongress Sen Humphrey has suggested open hearings Would you favor such hearings and wquld you be willing to ap pear before some investigating committee A I would certainly favor open hearings but I think it should be left to the discretion of the Sen ate committee Q Would you give such a com mittee any information you have as well as the sources of that in formation if the sources were held confidential A They will call as witnesses I am told officials in the De fense Department and the CIA Centra Intelligence Agency and the State Department and they will have all of the information I have and a good deal more I would be glad to confer with the members of that committee any time they wanted me to but I dont think it would be in the in terest of anyone to have me as a witness because what I know is omparatively little compared to what they can get from these oth 2r witnesses Q Sen Humphrey said tlfat any senator or any House member who had information about the Cuban situation ought to give it first to the CIA and then make a speech about it Have you done that A All of the information which I have had has come from gov ernment officials or if its come from other sources it has been cleared by government officials before I have spoken Q What kind of government of ficials A Not the top Lower level of ficials Q Are you suggesting what may be known at a lower level may not be known at a higher level And if this is known at a higher level are you suggesting there is some dereliction in the govern ment in not acting on that infor mation A Well first I dont know to what level particular information is known I am not charging dere liction against anyone I have ev ery reason to think that those who have the information I have are just as good patriotic Americans as I am I think probably the same may be true which was ap parently true last October They place a different interpretation on the information than I do I dont charge them with any insincerity or anything else but I think that the situation in Cubajs very seri ous Q You said that before the Oc tober quarantine action was taken you thought the administration of   

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