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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             Sales tax proposals told See story on page 3 m Enough error for all in Cuba Anniversary U S Steel ups price of fiasco By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON One must never confuse error with the person who errs says Pope John XXIII This is the sort of charity one needs when looking back on the Bay of Pigs two years ago this week In the story of recent USCuban relations there is error enough for all While Vice President Nixon was recommending a formal handshake to Latin American dictators and warm abraze for Democrats President Eisen howers ambassador to Cuba was giving the abraze to Ful gencio Batista a dictator of the most corrupt and noisome sort And the United States supported Batista with defensive wea pons which the dictator turned against his own people Then consciencestruck we withdrew our military support and the mighty Batista military and police machine literally blew apart On Jan 1 1959 the dictator resigned Then the United States did a complete about face The new regime of Fidel Castro was rec ognized on Jan 8 and the State Department hastened to assure Fidel of Americas sincere good will The years between Fidels takeover and the Bay of Pigs were marked for the United States by reaction rather than policy Puny Fidel was moving only pawns to our knights and rooks but he con tinued to win Fidel made a reasonably good showing when he addressed the American So ciety of Newspaper Editors on April 17 1959 He told the Sen ate Foreign Relations Commit tee he had absolutely no connec tion with Communism Sen John Sparkman DAla said that Castro had made a very favorable impression Ill say But the American public was shocked by the blood baths and the cries of The Wall The Wall and the circus trials Some 550 war criminals died in Castros first year of com mand At the same time he was exporting his revolution Castros followers were impli cated in uprising in Haiti Nica ragua and the Dominican Re public Except for cutting off the Cu ban sugar bonus the Eisenhow er administration appeared as powerless to do anything about these happenings as it was about Castros expropriation of prop erty owned by US firms and citizens The first Soviet tech nicians arrived in May 1960 In the 1960 presidential cam paign Sen John F Kennedy called the Eisenhower quaran tine of Cuba too little and too late He declared that it fol lowed an incredible history of blunder inaction retreat and failure But the worst was surely to come The invasion of Cuba was an Inheritance from the Eisenhow er administration The cloak anddagger operation of the Cen tral Intelligence Operation was initiated as early as 1959 This does not excuse the Kennedy ad ministration for the farrago at the Bay of Pigs Tad Szulc and Karl E Meyer reporters who were as close as any to the story assert that this earned its place in the annais of mod ern history as one of the great fiascos in military leadership intelligence gathering and psychological preparation and execution Since the confrontation last October with the Soviet Union our luck on Cuba appears to have changed That was only a partial victory thousands of Soviet soldiers remain on the island And it may be that only luck has changed There appears to be no major policy shift exceptj that ironically we now appear virtually to be guaranteeing Cuba from invasion even by Cu ban exilies Eats year old Easter egg STANSTED England Excavalry Col Ralph Whitley Monday ate a year old egg to prove his belief in the tradition that a hens egg laid at Easter will keep fresh for one year Whatleys egg was kept on the bar of the Three Colts Tavern from last Easter until Monday when he ate it poached on toast with Worcestershire sauce DIVORCER LOS ANGELES Charles Chaplin Jr was grant ed a divorce Monday from the son of the famed movie come dian NEW YORK Steel Corp the nations largest steel company Tuesday an nounced selective price in creases of about a ton on and abroadplants and facili ties must be modern and effici ent Only in this way can the competition from abroad be met successfully 25 per cent of its products to join five other steel firms in a Declining margins of profits general price boost jhave been the result primarily In making the announcement Tlsina costs Some prices US Steel said nave also declined in the highly competitive market in spite of Since 1958 when prices were last increased employment costs have gone up on five oc improvements in the qualities and characteristics of the prod ucts being shipped now com casions earnings have dropped pared with similar products substantially dividends havefive years ago The funds been reduced and employmcntneccssary to improve the corn has declined Because of the reduced earn ings the expenditures for plants and facilities of United States Steel have been less than would otherwise have been the case This in turn affects employ ment To compete successfully in the at home pctitivc efficiency of our plants and facilities must depend upon profit margins Earlier Tuesday Armco Steel Corp the sixth largest in the nation announced an increase to follow the trend first estab lished by Wheeling Steel Corp when it announced a price hike last week Jackie joins other Kennedy women who are expecting PALM BEACH Fla Wt President and Mrs Kennedy are expecting their third child in August and are elated The vacation White House announced the news Monday and said the First Lady 33 is in good health but will cancel her official activities Thus the President 45 joins his two younger brothers in the waiting game Atty Gen Robert F Kennedys wife Ethel is expecting their eighth child in June Joan wife of Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass is awaiting their third in August Not since the days of Grover Cleveland has a First Family had such an announcement to make Cleveland was the father of five One daughter Esther was the first child born to a president in office She was born in the White House on Sept 9 1893 The Kennedys have been ob viously elated at the prospect of another child and their good humor has been evident dur ing their Easter holiday at this Florida resort community With them are their chil dren Caroline 5 and John Jr 2 There had been persistent rumors in recent weeks that Mrs Kennedy might be preg nant because since late De cember she has virtually giv en up her favorite sports of horseback riding and water skiing But when White House press secretary Pierre Salinger an nounced that he would hold a special pm news brief ing the press corps specu JACKIE lated on such weighty topics as steel price rises and the Presidents forthcoming trip to Europe It took all by surprise when Salinger read this statement The White House announced today that Mrs Kennedy is expecting a baby in the latter half of August Mrs Kennedy has maintained her full sched ule for the past few months Because of this active sched ule her physicians have now advised her to cancel all her official activities Among the official activities was Mrs Kennedys expected trip with the President to Italy this summer She will spend this summer at Cape Cod with her children She expects to return to Wash ington for the birth of the baby winch will be delivered byCaesarean section The First Lady who has a history of miscarriages has obviously been taking it easy in recent months but her health and condition were re ported to be fine The principal physician at tending her has been Dr John W Walsh a Washington obste trician who delivered John Jr when he was born premature ly at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington in the early morning hours of Nov 25 the day after Thanks giving Kennedy just elected president but still not in office rushed back from the start of a Palm Beach vacation Caroline was born in New York on Nov 27 1957 For Mrs Kennedy the forth coming birth will be her fifth Caesarean section Both Caroline and John Jr were delivered by Caesarean Also Mrs Kennedy had an emergency Caesarean in 1955 when a baby was born dead a month prematurely ews in a nutshell PROM OUR mfiiE SERVICES 3 Order trial SEOUL South Korea Koreas ruling military junta ordered Tuesdaythe courtmar tial of two of its former members and 23 other persons for plotting to overthrow the regime The exjunta members are former marine Lt Gen Kim Dongha 44 and army Lt Gen Park Imhang Jumps to death NIAGARA FALLS Ont An unidentified man jumped over a re taining wall into the Ni agara River just above the Horseshoe Falls and was swept over the brink to his death late Monday Niagara Parks police said Hundreds of sight seers watched Many homeless in Hawaii storm HONOLULU AP Hundreds of Hawaiians were homeless to day and at least two persons missing as driving tropical rains continued to drench the island chain feeding rampaging moun tain streams on Oahu and Kauai islands Rains have hammered the islands almost steadily for a week The weather bureau fore cast continued rains EXPECTING HOLLYWOOD UPI Co median Bob Newhart and his wife the former Virginia Quinn are expecting their first child November They were mar iried Jan 12 ALL HER CHILDREN Ma Tennant 82yearold AP retired nurse was given a party in Alameda by 250 liable Tennant also raised several foster children in of the more than 4000 she assisted at birth Mrs addition to her own cnuaren m The newspaper that makes all North owans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL U 1943 ClOc copy No 57 Trim welfare budget DBS MOINES a halfmillion dollars was lopped off the Board of Social Welfare budget by a Senate committee Tuesday in the first move of the 93dayold legislature to trim state spending The appropriations committee approved a bill to allocate 515000 for each of the next two years for the various Social Welfare programs total is under the current budget of ap proved by the 1961 general as sembly and represents a cut of Sl095000 from the amount recommended by Gov Harold Hughes The committee sliced jSOO from the appro priation requested by the de partment The major reduction came in the old age assistance OAA program where the committee there have been abuses in trimmed off the current the ADC program but empha budget recommending mil lion per year Sen Franklin S Main D Lamoni chairman of the Social Welfare Committee said the cut of the OAA funds Was possi ble because the number of cases has been declining The department recognized this situation when it submitted its budget request to the gover nor It asked for million down from the 1961 ap propriation The committee recommended an increase of per year for aid to dependent children ADC but the total was a sharp reduction from the 55250000 called for by the governor and the re quested by the department Main said the committee felt sized that the legislators wanted to make sure the children who need the money will get it The cutback in ADC alloca tions was expected to touch off a heated controversy when the appropriation measure comes up for debate in the Senate The only other section of the welfare budget trimmed by the committee was to aid the blind The committee bill called for per year down from two years ago and a re duction of in the amount requested by the department The committee recommended increases in appropriations for child welfare and aid to the dis abled but left the emergency relief and support of Indians at the levels of the current budget For Child Welfare com mittee called for per year up from the 1961 appropriation but a cut of 000 from the departments re quest The committee proposed a per year aid to disabled fund up over the current budget of but a 500 cut from the request for The emergency relief alloca tion of proposed by the committee is the same amount provided by the 1961 legislature but represents a slice off the departments request For support of Indians resid ing on the reservation near Tama the committee proposed a per year allocation ths same as the current budget and the amount requested by the de partment COOL ft North Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday Lows Tuesday night near 40 Highs Wednes day in low 60s Partly cloudy scattered thundershowers southeast and extreme south Tuesday night or Wednesday Cooler Lows Tuesday night in the 40s Highs Wednesday in the 60s Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness with scattered showers north partly cloudy south with scattered showers south Wednesday Cooler north Wednesday highs 5060 north 6070 south GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Tuesday WOMEN TAKE THE LEAD What is spring cleaning without the feminine ouch The womens division of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce is spearheading Clean Sweep Days in an effort to tidy up the business district Avis Kislia Helen Carman and Corrine Hesse lend a hand as Ray Ror ick GlobeGazette general manager wields the broom Its all part of Clean Up Sweep Up Fix Up Week in Mason City and North Iowa Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 72 47 58 16 43 21 House rejects betting plan By narrow margin DES MOINES Iowa House Tuesday rejected pari mutuel betting and a state income tax filing fee as means of raising additional revenue The parimutuel betting propos al lost only 5149 and the House defeated the proposed levy on taxpayers who file state income tax returns 6337 Alvin Meyer outspoken advocate of parimutuel Fighting again in Laos VIENTIANE Laos Communist Pathet Lao forces to day drove neutralist troops out of Ban Kosi an outpost on tha road between the provincial capi tal of Xicng Khouang and tha Plaine dcs Jarres neutralist sources reported It was the first neutralist with drawal reported since a resump tion of fighting Sunday night aroke a ceasefire agreement be fore it could take effect Gen Kong Le neutralist mili tary leader had refused to give up Ban Kosi and Dong Danh il and 74 miles respectively from Plaine des Jarres Informed SAME DATE 1962 down Department Black FUpr Traffic Dttth in Fail 24 Houril Pregnancy top secret PALM BEACH Fla AP Mrs John F Kennedys pregnan cy was one of Washingtons closely guarded secrets Appar rently some of the family didnt even know White House sources say that only four persons in all the world actually besides President and Mrs Kennedy Who vere the other four Ob viously Mrs Kennedys physician was one If the story of the secret six is it comes from a source close to the of the closeknit Kennedy clan were kept in the dark There are six brothers and sisters five hus bands and wives plus the Presi dents parents betting said the 25 states which have it netted million last year with the average around million If Iowa had horse or dog tracks Meyer said the revenue in the first year might run to mil lion Numerous members of the House said they look with favor upon legalizing parimutxiel betting in Iowa because it would give a shot in the arm to state andsources said he agreed on a pull back on Sunday then changed his county fairs and many lowans now travel to Nebraska and South Dakota to attend horse and dog racing meets Meyer said it also would bring in about million in investment in the form of barns race tracks and equipment and would stimu late the raising of race horses in Iowa as a new industry If lowans want to go to a horse race theyre going to go even if they have to drive to an other state to do it Meyer said Lets get out of our horse and buggy ways The filing fee proposal was of fered by Rep Marvin Smith R Paullina who said it would bring in an additional million a year The annual fee would be in addi tion to any regular income taxes owned by a taxpayer Rep William Denmnn DDcs Moines said the fee was the most rediculous thing to be sub mitted to the legislature Debate on the omnibus tax bill went into its fifth day Tuesday I mind causing collapse of ceasefire agreement On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics North Iowa News 7 Society News 89 Farm News U Sports News 1213 Clear Lake News IS Mason City News IS Latest Markets 17 TOO MANY BUNNIES ST LOUIS Mo lUPIVSix yearold Bunni Shanles mother told her one Bunni around the house is enough The child found six baby rabbits in a nest on her porch Easter Sunday and was convinced the Easter Bun ny left them 1   

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