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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             YWCA has a birthday See story on page 8 PME Critical point in recount FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES tr PAUL Minn The re count of votes in Minnesotas tightest gubernatorial election reached the critical point Fri day and judicial rulings on two key blocs of disputed votes may settle the issue The special threejudge re Crime in the US I capital Upward curve is alarming By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The chart on crime in the nations remainder will be is curving upward at an alarmsubjected to the ruling of the mg rate Washington ranks firstcourt and the margin could well count panel heard testimony on the second of two categories of challenged ballots It was earlier expected the court would rule Friday on the validity of Category 10 contain ing 928 disputed ballots How ever thepanel of three district judges said decisions on the 7th and loth Categories will be handed down simultaneous because of their similarity Former Democratic Lt Gov Karl Rolvaag held a 43vote edge over incumbent Republi can Gov Elmer L Andersen after earlier rulings on eight of 24 categories of disputed bal lots At issue are about 1500 Andersen was declared a 142 vote winner of the Nov 6 elec tion by the state a board However a recount of some 125 million votes gave Rolvaag a 133vote margin The 7th and 10th categories contain a total of 1354 ballots although attorneys for each side have already determined the status of the majority of these in aggravated assaults among 17 US cities with 500000 to 1 mil lion population second in rob beries fourth in murders sixth prove insurmountable if Rol vaag gains substantially The court was expected to hear final testimony in Gate in housebreakings sixth in seven and then recess to all crime rate Washington crime last Jan consider a verdict on the two key categories uary was up 174 per cent over The 7th and loth categories January 1962 In one month 201lmvolve ballots which contain major offenses were reported vanous marks to indicate the more than 64 a day voters choice mainly checks and than the customary Xs Gov Andersen Friday signed Washington is short 72 police men Authorized strength in July will rise from the present 2900 to3000 Like a number of other metropolitan areas Washington now appears unable to supply the personnel for its own police force In 1960 recruiting teams canvassed 15 states and re turned with several thousand ap plications From these 432were hired in 1961 and 283 in 1962 Now the recruiting process is being repeated in labor surplus areas of New York Pennsyl vania Ohio Indiana Kentucky West Virginia Maryland Vir ginia Massachusetts and Con necticut Increase in crime in the Dis trict of Columbia is a direct cause of the new need for police men At a joint hearing of the House and Senate District Com mittees the District commis sioners offered both short and long range programs for coping with the rising crime rate For the immediate future they recommended an increase in the authorized police force of about 160 men and 40 dogs strengthen ing of the Districts antiloiter ing law and tightened restric tions on weapons Long range plans aim at the Liquor timing bad But Hughes is hopeful DES MOINES Harold Hughes said Friday the 60th general assembly h a d worked hard during the first seven weeks of the session but poor timing had somewhat re duced the chances for a liquor bythedrink measure But I think chances are stil ood well pass some kind o egislation allowing liquorby thedrink the governor said Hughes assessed the opening weeks of the legislative session at his news conference as the awmakers spent the first da of their 10day midsession re cess They return to the House and Senate chambers March ll Although the Democratic gov ernor commended the republi andominated legislature for its lard work he criticized the ex perimental approach to the major issues of liquor taxes property tax relief and school aid I think theyre putting the cart before the horse in their experimentation with tax bills lughes said Too many vital measures are jeing bottled up in committees Hughes said and recommended hey be brought out on the iloor f the House and Senate for de ate We should have settled the quor issue in the first three ays of the session For practi al purposes he added it should ave been brought to a vote two reeks ago and he was willing o gamble on its passage at lat time I relayed that information to ur own people but liquor legis ation is in the hands of the Re ublicans The governor chided the law makers for putting the cart bf ore the horse in their experi lentation with tax bills re jrring to the decision to take up taxes before appropriations we must assume there is a lot of give and fske in the and means committees to The newspaper that makes a North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA FJUDAY MARCH 1 1943 10c a copy No IS AN ASSIST FROM FROZEN CHICKEN The Corn merly was a storeroom HUVA J I 1UI J OtCHCU 1 a bill providing up to S15000 to what argas can pay office expenses for Rolvaag lnL without ai allo while he waits the outcome He batUe Hu8hes said is occupying a space on the He doubts that Statehouse basement that battle would be avoided on the tax issue and questioned the ability of the legislature to pro vide continuing longterm prop erty tax relief this session I didnt present my own plan as was intended pri marily to take care of property tax relief for the current two years lay the ground work for a foundation plan for education for a start at equalizing the tax base and then move on to a final solution he said The governor said he thought earmarking of funds is getting them in t r o u b 1 e He said Theyre not thinking very far into the future in pinning down money That would get us into trouble some day The governor admitted chances of passage for his own tax program are poor but he said he anticipated compromise measures when he presented his budget Weve got to have the mon ey The only questions are how Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal with only minor daily changes Saturday through next Wed nesday Normal highs are the mid 30s north to the lower 40s south Normal lows are from the mid teens north to the mid 20s south Precip itation will average less than 25 of an inch north about the weekend with little or none expected in the south North Iowa Considerable cloudiness rising tempera tures scattered light snow likely through Saturday Lows Friday night near 20 Highsinnichvhere will come from sources of crime The Saturday near 40 sioners propose more job train ing improved employment opiowa Considerable portunities for Negroes higher minimum wage rates and speeded slum clearance how were going to tie it down rising temperatures through Saturday with scattered light That Washingtons high per centage of Negro population is a factor in the high crime rate is a long ignored truth that is only now beginning to be publicly acknowledged The p r e s e n t chairman of the board of com missioners Walter N Tobriner an attorney appointed by Presi dent Kennedy was unusually candid in a recent interview Tobrincr was asked Is he large economically depressed Negro population at the root of Washingtons problems You know it as well as I do Tofariner answered The statistics tell the story quickly Negroes make up 548 per cent of the Washington population Of all persons ar rested for serious offenses last year 856 per cent were Negroes Schools are a real problem Girls in Washington public schools gave birth to 265 illegit imate babies during the past school year 250 of these non In the 1519 age group the venereal disease rate irr Washington is 5723 per 100000 population as against a national average of 416 per 100000 More importantly perhaps idle youngsters school dropouts and truants turn quickly to crime Juvenile crime in the District jumped 177 per cent last year snow likely north Lows Fri day night in 20s Highs Satur day near 50 south to near 40 north Further ly cloudy mild Sunday Minnesota Variable cloudiness occasional snow warmer Highs Saturday 28 to 40 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 28 Minimum 2 Sunrise fiso Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 5 Minimum 29 and where were going to put They got off to a fast start and I hoped we might have a short session but it now appears as if it will be as long as the last one Hughes said In 1951 General Assembly set a longevity record of 118 days SAME DATE 1962 56 Called cowards TOKYO Red China dared the Soviet Union to let Peking beam its side of the ideological dispute with Moscow to the rest of the Commu nist world Peking ac cused Moscow of jam ming Red Chinas broad casts to prevent Commu nist bloc countries from hearing Mao Tzetungs side of the argument and it called the followers of Soviet Premier Khrush chev cowardly as mice Pact ratified BON N The upper house of the West German Parlia ment ratified the contro versial treaty of cooper ation between France and West Germany Domestic crisis PARIS President Charles de Gaulle faces a serious domestic crisis Stubborn coal miners de fied him on an issue dearer to them than Al geria or international grandeur wages Falls into sea PORTSMOUTH The Coast Guard said the liner Queen Eliza beth radioed that a small single engine plane plunged into the Atlantic 235 miles south of Cape Hatteras N C and sank immediately The ship said it saw no sur vivors COLUMNIST DIES NEW YORK pcr columnist Lee Mortimer 58 died at his apartment Friday Little hope now for Cuban revolt CIA FROM OUR SERVICES WASHINGTON Central In telligence Agency director John Rep Armistead Selden D Ala reported McCones view in releasing a transcript of th McCone told congressional inCIA chiefs closed door test vesttgators he sees little hope for an internal uprising in Cuba 245 DESCENDANTS mony before the group McCone said at least 1000 t 1500 Latin Americans went t Cuba in 1962 for sabotage and guerrilla training and more FARGO ND UP Octahave gone this year vie Reault 99 began counting Ufr 6 McConej statement fC P iie0therto thc House Foreig Affairs Whn fhe Committee on Feb 19 It was re was given got to 245 Included in the list of descendants were 10 chil Iren 56 grandchildren 137 realgrandchildren and 43 reatgreatgrandchildren leased Friday after security de letions Rep Armistead Selden D Ala said he had asked McCone I to include in the statement in Parolee confesses killing babysitter formation that had been brough out by questions from commi tee members The statement a released to reporters however was labeled as a prepared state ment that was read to the com mittce that day by McCone Selden heads an InterAmen can Affairs subcommittee whir has held two weeks of hearing on Cuban subversion in th Western Hemisphere McCone disclosing more facts hat had not been made public previously painted a graphic picture of a parade of revolu ionaries going to Cuba for raining taking pains to con eal their travel movements md receiving up to a years m truction on such things as how o use arms and how to build lomemade Molotov cocktail bombs The Communist hand in Cuba is firm McCone added nd the presence of Russian MINNE A P 0 L I S Minn young parolee con fessed Friday he stabbed a 15yearold baby sitter to death in a wooded lovcrs lane in Mmnehaha Park Police Chief Pat Walling said Ronald Sleeves 19 made an oral confession of the slaying of Mary Louise Bell Stceves had insisted through hours of questioning that an unnamed friend killed the girl because she resisted his advances Walling said the motive for the slaying was not known immediately According to W a 11 i n g Sleeves told detectives he lured the girl from a baby sitting job to the park Stceves then changed his mind about killing the girl and tried to help her back to his car in a parking lot at a ski slope Walling said But Steevcs told detectives that about half way back ttf the car he stopped and killed the girl Walling said Steeves ad mitted that three other peo ple he had implicated earlier were not involved Mary Louise described by a former teacher as a love ly girl was coaxed or forced from a babysitting job Wed nesday night a few hours aft er attending Ash Wednesday services She left behind her purse and a prayer book A pathologist said she had been stabbed morc than 50 roops is a stabilizing influence Shortages of civilian commodi ies will have to get much worse walked down a pathway with times her throat tut and she her and stabbed her in the chest had been raped beaten but not before the West can expect an revolt by the populace he said On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 Mason City News 47 Latest Markets 7 Society News 910 Sports j12 Comics 15 North Iowa News 18 TV Guide Pullout Section Bobby has no plans Wont run in 1968 EDITORS NOTEBecause hes the Presidents brother every word every action of Robert F Kennedy is subject to special scrutiny In the following exclu sive interview with Louis G Pa nos who cavers the Justice De partment for The Associated Press Kennedy discusses his po litical future By LOUIS G PANGS WASHINGTON I APIRobert F Kennedy looked out the window of his chauffeurdriven limousine and said he does not plan to run for president in 1968 Emphatically not he said In his voice was a note of plain tiveness a plea that his answer be believed There was also the shrug of resignation from a man who as attorney general and brother of ihe President knows every word he utters for public print will be closely examined by political opponents for campaign ammuni tion by foreign diplomats for a hint of what the administration is really thinking and by reporters who consider him the most valu able news source outside the White House itself This interview held during a ride from a hotel speaking en gagement to his Justice Depart ment office was one of a recent sefies given by the attorney gen era to The Associated Press in an attempt to answer these ques tions 1 Is he being groomed to as sume the presidency when John F Kennedy leaves office 2 How true are current Wash ington rumors that in prepara tion for a run at the presidency he will be named secretary of state with Dean Rusk leaving that post to become ambassador to the United Nations and Adlai E Stevenson being eased out of the administration 3 How does he define the un usual role he plays in government affairs In brief these are Robert Ketv nedys answers 1 The presidency Absolutely no I dont even think about being president I know that may sound funny to some people but thati the truth 2 Secretary of state Com pletely ridiculous and untrue 3 His I try to do the best job I can running the Depart ment of Justice as attorney gen eral Its a very important job Sure the President gets my ad ice on matters outside the de partment just as he does from ots of others But he weighs it ust he does the advice of the ofh TS and then makes the decisions umself Kennedy and his closely knit roup of associates in the Justice Apartment sometimes seem im atiently mystified by any sugges ion that he has any political am ition at all Im out of politics In still ays as he did shortly before he became attorney general Besides his unofficial role as closest confidant to the President and his official post as attor ney general he wears m o r hats than any other man in t h e govern ment He is a member of the National Secur i t y Council chairman of the Presidents KENNEDY Committee on ivenile Delinquency and Youth rime head of the White House onference on Narcotics and Drug buse and chairman of the Pres enfs Special Study Group on ounterInsurgency And if that isnt enough to keep tim busy of course there are the newweekend hikes skating parties NEW QUAKE TRIPOLI Libva 41 i I IVs earthquake has rocked the other forms of relaxation to ot of El Marj already in ruins from last weeks quakes which tilled about 300 persons fill the spare time of a working man with a wife seven children and another on the way Legislature on vacation after splendid first half By CHAD SKAGGS DES MOINES legis lators passed bills on a bundle of major nothing on mon ey problems or be ginning a 10day spring vacation Thursday House Speaker Robert Naden RWebster City called it a very hardworking first half with very excellent accomplishments He added Even the playboys set tied down to work Senate Majority Leader Robcr Rigler RNew Hampton said he was well pleased with ihe pro intermission performance He said plans are to get to work on ap propriations measures as soon as the legislature reconvenes Measures to legalize sale of liq uor by the drink are on file in both houses but none has reached the floor for debate One or both houses passed bills on a wide range of important or controversial measures They in cluded reapportionment brucel losis control capital punishment utilities regulation construction of diagonal roads income tax deduc tions and the method of amending the State Constitution The session was only fwo weeks old when the Senate passed the Shaff plan of legislative reappor tionment The measure won House approval a week later and is scheduled to go before the voters at a special election Dec 3 The bitterly contested plan will be come part of the Iowa Constitu tion if it survives a court test and is approved by the voters Both houses voted to repeal a law that had stood more than a quarter of century prohibiting construction of diagonal roads rar dinting out of Des Moines It means the state again will be al lowed to build such roads as Highway 64 between DCS Moines and Marshalltown For the first time in several ses sions backers got through both houses a bill empowering the State Department of Agriculture to take such steps as compulsory quarantine and destruction of ani mals to control brucellosis How ever Rep Casey Loss DAIgona has filed a motion to reconsider the measure He said he and several other representatives want to amend it Another proposed constitutional amendment was approved by both houses and will be submitted to the voters It would require voter ratification of any change in the constitution approved by a consti tutional convention The constitution now provides for constitutional conventions but says nothing about letting the peo ple pass judgment on convention decisions A bill to require holders of re tail beer permits to pay cash for their beer sailed throush both houses Some 83000 persons in the Iowa Public Employes Retirement Sys tem would receive increased re tirement benefits under a bill passed by both houses and sent to the governor Thursday It would raise from about a month to about a month the maximum pension for a beginning employe who would retire at ago t5 after years of service Gov Harold Hughes has power to sign or veto the measure has said 1PERS benefits should be im proved Another bill passed by both houses would set up procedures for voluntary or compulsory re tirement of mentally or physically disabled District Court and Su preme Court judges The donate passed a bill to give the Iowa Commerce Commission broad power to regulate utilities This still awaits a test in tht House The lower chvimber in turn voi   

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