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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                                Tlit newspaper that mokes oil North lowans neighbors MASON CITY HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 14 1M3 copy VOL 103 No 81 Alabama tension evident BIRMINGHAM Ala certainty and apprehension con tinued to grip this racially trou bled city Tuesday as 3000 combat ready troops stood within striking distance in the event of new out breaks of major violence Scattered violence was reported during the night Two persons were hurt Automobile windshields were smashed and windows were broken in about a dozen buildings A white youth was slashed on his right elbow with a knife He said he was attacked by a group of Negroes A Negro man was hospitalized after he was struck in the face by a large steel ball fired from a slingshot apparently wielded by a white youth President Kennedy ordered the troops into the state but Gov George C Wallace says the action is illegal and hinted that he may seek a federal injunction to keep federal forces out of the city Kennedy wired Wallace that He acted under a section of the US Code giving the President the power to determine whether fed eral troops are needed in cases of domestic violence and whether state authorities are providing ad equate protection to citizens Wallace and Kennedy may meet Saturday at Muscle Shoals Ala The President is scheduled to at tend an observance by the Ten nessee Valley Authority In other developments concern ing the tense racial situation here Robinson and Floye Patterson spoke to Negroes at a mass meeting Monday night anc said Negroes here are fighting to end segregation everywhere Negro reserve police cap tain saidthat state troopers pre vented him from using 62uni formed Negro reserves to help quell the rioting which followec Saturday nights bombings said no arrests have been made in their investigation of the bombings The FBI is work ing on the case too but has made no report leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr went through the IIVJUUL uj LFC iui aajc streets of Birmingham are going the bar on Independence Day to flow with the blood let it be o our blood and not the blood our white brothers he pleaded Army generals and top Justice Department officials se up a headquarters in Birming ham The police patrol at one time was estimated at 1200 men I was reported that only hundred were on duty a fev Photofax LIQUOR BECOMES LAW OF Harold Hughes signs the widelypublicized bill to legalize the sale of liquor by the drink in Iowa But the drinks do not become legal until July 4 Witnessing the brief ceremony in the governors office are left Rep Riley Dietz Walcott and Senator Andrew Frommelt Dubuque bi v vin i in uugll lilt citys Negro community and in July 4 pool halls and on street corners However Hughes said in sign urging his listeners to discard ing the bill that he does not ex their knives and clubs If the pect liquor to be for sale across cf p i vi DES MOINES Liquor Commission Chairman old Hughes signed a bill Tuesday I Homer Adcock said last week the giving Iowa legal liquor by the commssion would be willing to drink for the first time in 47 met 4 if a dty COUnt years The law goes into effect FAIR North Iowa Increasing cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wed nesday warmer Chance of scattered showers and thun dershowers late Wednesday Lows Tuesday night in upper 40s Highs Wednesday in upper 70s lewa Increasing cloudiness with scattered thundershowers like ly west and central late Tues day night or Wednesday Warmer Lows Tuesday night in the 50s Highs Wednesday generally near 80 Further out look Considerable cloudi ness and warmer Thursday with scattered showers and j thunderstorms Minnesota Wednesday increas ing cloudiness warmer east and north with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely west highs 6572 Globe Gaiette weather data vp to 8 am Tuesday The Fourth of July in a na tional holiday and I do not expect state employes to work on that date in an effort to rush through the processing of liquor licenses Hughes said Local governments undoubted ly will be flooded with applica tions So will the Liquor Commis sion It is my desire that these applications be processed careful ly and deliberately during normal working hours to avoid mistakes that would be regretted later the governor said in a statement There has been speculation that legal sales might be possible on July 4 for those who could per suade their City Council or County Board of Supervisors to meet arid issue the license oh that day and then get the State Liquor Com mission to approve the license lat er the same day government asked it to He said a serious question re mained as to whether administra tive and legal hurdles could be cleared in time to start sales July 4 Adcock added that hast action would be avoided Hughes described the bill as hightype legislation in that it reflects important elements o both points of view He said those who wanted to change the liquor law as well as a consider able number of drys in the state who were sincerely apprehensive about any change in the system of liquor distribution both hac the same goal in mind Hughes used 41 ballpoint pen to make his signature This wiltbe a heck of L looking signature wont it he said The pens were given as sou venirs to his friends and mem bers of the office staff Also signed Tuesday was a bil abolishing the individual liquoi permit book iwhich now is re quired in order to buy liquor a stateowned stores in Suits up Photofax SUITING Gor don Cooper moves his body to help suit technician Joe Schmidt fasten his space suit in Hangar S before unsuc cessful attempt to launch Cooper in a 22orbit mission hikes back Ask power in plane fare rift WASHINGTON AP The White House said Tuesday Presi dent Kennedy will ask Congress for authority to retaliate if the British government seizes US planes in a dispute over fares on North Atlantic air routes Pierre Salinger White House press secretary said the bill would be sent to Congress later Tuesday He declined comment when asked if Democratic congressional leaders were asked to seek quick passage of the legislation when hey met with the President for breakfast this morning Salinger vould only say that they were in ormed of the bill The British and several other oreign countries are trying to rorce Pan American World Air vays and Trans World Airlines to charge increased fares over the North Atlantic routes despite ob ections by the United States The higher rates had been agreed on by the International Air Transport Association last fall Julian Amery British minister of aviation Monday accused the US Civil Aeronautics Board ol nciting the two airlines to break our law He told the House of Commons The situation is unacceptable and cannot be allowed to con inue He has threatened to confiscate American airliners landing London Salinger told his news confer ence that under present law the CAB lacks power to enforce it air fares on foreign planes withi the continental United States H said the proposed bill would giv them necessary authority CAB allows boost in air fares WASHINGTON Civi Aeronautics Board bowed Tues day to diplomatic pressure am agreed not to penalize US Air lines if they put into effect a j per cent increase in air fare on Atlantic routes Secretary of State Dean Rusk had suggested that in the ab sence of CAB authority to reg ulate rates in international ah transportation the CAB should permit Pan American World troi dcvices a nigner measurc wnic fajiecj jn tnc jas CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP L Gordon Cooper Jrs big try for 22 orbits around he earth postponed after a radar railure in Bermuda has been scheduled for Wednesday Soon after Tuesdays flight was called off only 12 minutes before Wastoff space officials were set ing a new time The radar system will be check ed late Tuesday If all is going well Cooper will repeat his routine with the take off scheduled for somesvhere be tween 8 and am Wednes day Walter C Williams Project Mercury operation director made the announcement at a hastily called news conference He point r bug puti er trip aid ent ro he ould But als ver fter ed out that the radar system is es sential in making sure that the astronaut is entering outer space successfully could not we would not go without it Williams said When Cooper was informed of the scrub his only comment was This was a very realistic simu lation The remark was relayed by Williams The effort was called off for the day at am as Cooper 36 yearold Air Force major waited out the countdown while sealed in his tiny Faith 7 spacecraft atop the fully fueled Atlas booster The countdown had progressed to within 12 minutes of launching The postponement came as an anticlimax after earlier troubles had held up the scheduled launch ing for two hours and nine min utes That trouble was caused by a diesel engine designed to move the giant service tower away from the launching pad It was necessary to replace a fuel pump and purge foreign matter from the fuel line before the engine could operate Indications of the radar trouble came only about 15 minutes be fore the launching was called off CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP space scientists and echnicians can rocket a warhead nore than 5000 miles to a desig ated spot in the ocean But Tuesday the greatest ollection of scientific knowhow Photofax UP AND o r d o n Cooper didnt get as far up as he had planned Tuesday but he did do a lot of climb ing He packed his oxygen tank back to Hangar S after his scheduled 22 orbit space jaunt was postponed Dr Howard M i n n e r s follows Cooper Hughes gets cigarette machine bill DES MOINES bill le rates approved by the Interna tional Air Transport Association last fall Great Britain had threatened to take steps to prevent opera tion of US lines into that coun try unless they adopted the higher rates The CAB announcement came in an exchange of letters be tween CAB Chairman Alan S Boyd and Rusk Boyd had asked Rusk Monday for guid ance in the dispute three sessions of the legislature was quickly approved by the House and Senate Monday The bill sailed through the House 8119 without debate and the Senate accepted a minor amendment 412 and sent it on to the governor Present law request cigarette vending machines to be controlled remotely by an employe of the business place in which they are located bi DES MOINES AP A com promise tax bill designed to meet the approval of Democratic Gov Harold Hughes and rural legisla tures was before the House Tues day as the hassle over taxes con tinued farmers than it would city prop erty owners Rural legislators reportedly were pleased by the bill because they said it might result in land tax credit benefits being almost dou bled Major changes in the Senate bill The bill is a compromise promade by the House Monday in posal introduced Monday by Rep eluded a withholding system for Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset 70 45 55 Elmer Vermeer RPella appar ently as a result of agreement be tween representatives of the Iowa Farm Bureau schools and indus trial and business interests It was brought up after Hughes indicated he would veto the tax bill approved by the Senate which also was criticized by many Re publican legislators state income tax elimination of the corporation income tax in crease eiimination of the interest and dividends surtax extension of the use tax increase to new car sales allocation of 10 per cent of the use tax increase to the road use tax fund raising the ceiling on the proposed property tax re placement to million and in The compromise measure was creasing by million the alloca objected to however by urbanlion to direct school aids Democrats who contend the bill I still would give far more state The bill retains the Senateap proved increase in the slate sales aid for property tax relief to tax from 2 to 3 per cent but does away entirely with the monies and credits tax The Senate bill would repeal all but one mill of the mon ies and credits tax with the one mill to retire Korean bonus bonds The House bill would pay the Ko rean bonus bonds with the mil lion expected as a windfall in the first year income tax is withheld Work on the compromise bill started after a move spearheaded by antisales tax forces to substi tute a bare bones budget pro posed by Rep William Scherle R Henderson was beaten 7232 The House recessed and planned to study overnight an amendment to the compromise measure that would require banks to pay the corporate income tax The elimination of the corpora tion tax increase to 3 per cent as called for in tha Senate hill was stiffly opposed by Democrats and members of an economy bloc If we arc going to fleece the people of their money we oughl to fleece all of the people equal ly Scherle said Big industry i the one that gets Ihc help oul o this bill so why shouldnt they help pay the bill The increase was voted out by an 8121 margin however As the House voted to include new cars in the use tax increase from 2 lo 3 per cent the Senate exemption of new cars in the in crease was defended by the low Automobile Dealers Association A W Kahl executive vice pros idcnt of the association circulated a report in the House in which he said 386 per cent of the total la revenue received by the State t Iowa comes from car while the national average state income from use lax gaj tax and licensee fees is 26 pc cent owners fo ews in a utshell FKOM OUK WISE SERVICES Urge action WASHINGTON An attack on problems of chronic unemployment in rural areas was sug gested Tuesday by Sen Jack Miller RIowa He proposed an amendment to the Area Redevelop ment Act that would channel funds into farm ing areas and set them up as reservoirs to catch the excess labor supply Provide relief SPRINGFIELD Illinois Republican Sen ate leaders agreed at a meeting with Gov Otto Kerner Tuesday to pass an emergency appropria tion for May and June relief checks East tensions SANTO DOMINGO Dominican A peace mission of the Or ganization of American States arrived Monday night for another look at the Haitian Dominican crisis eased further by the Dominican Repub lics announcement that it is withdrawing its troops from the Haitian border Allow billion for arms research WASHINGTON WVA bil au thorizing military purchase to taling more than billio cleared Congress Tuesday an was sent to President Kennedy The House approved a com promise ironing out difference with the Senate and sent th measure to the White House a a level million below lha recommended by the Presiden and the Pentagon Included in the measure i million not requested b the Defense department for de velopmcn of the supersonic jc reconnaissance airplane known the RS70 lie tracking station at Bermuda it was experiencing intermitJ difficulty but Mercury Coni officials decided to continue countdown in case the radar be repaired But technicians at Bermuda re minutes later that it would impossible to replace the quipment Tuesday and the shot as called off The radar is a 12foot diameter designed to send radio sig to the spacecraft as it rises Bermuda about five minutes launching The signals trigger a device ailed a radio transponder in the jacecraft By measuring the me it signal to travel the Bermuda station to the pacecraft and then back to Ber muda computers can determine recise velocity and the altitude the astronauts vehicle This information would be es mtial for determining whether ooper had achieved the proper rbital course If the desired path not achieved Bermuda then inds a signal to bring Cooper ut of orbit immediately Cooper had been sitting in his ramped capsule for four hours and 21 minutes He had entered the capsule after breakfast and a final physical examination The astronaut was to be taken down from his Faith 7 capsule and returned to his special ready room quarters in Hangar S about three miles from the launching pad It was expected to take the launch crew about an hour to roll the service tower back around the Atlas and then remove the capsule hatch to release Cooper There was no immediate com ment from the astronaut on the postponement He was reported in good spirits and anxious to go as the countdown moved on only to stumble over the technical roadblock Astronauts Virgil I Grissom and John H Glenn Jr experi enced similar frustrations in hav ing their launchings called off at one time after they were on the couches of their space capsules Alan B Shepard Jr Malcolm Scott Carpenter and Walter M Schirra Jr also went through postponements but all occurred before they entered the capsule The postponement Tuesday was the fourth in four months for Coopers mission Rocketsnothing to it But oh that diesel engine Wouldnt restore former relations with Hungary WASHINGTON Bourke B Hickenlooper Rlowa said Tuesday there is no justifi cation for the United States ti restore normal relations with thi Communist regime in Hungary Hickenlooper chairman of th Senate GOP Policy Committee and senior Republican on the for eign Relations Committee made ns comment on reports the State Department is considering the ad visability of a change in attitude oward Hungary but has made no irm decision The reports coincided with the lending of departmental memos o the Foreign Relations Commit ec and the House Foreign Af airs Committee citing a relaxa ion of Communist controls in some areas of Hungarys national ifc New plea for time uninformiry WASHINGTON AP Sen A Willis Robertson DVa made a new appeal Tuesday for legisla ion to overcome what he termed he deplorable lack of uniformity n use of daylight saving lime n America couldnt get a dieset ngine to start Astronaut L Gordon Cooper Jr n his pressurized aircondi oned space suit was waiting in ide his Mercury capsule All sys ems in the powerful Atlas rocket ind its payload checked out go Then it came time to start a diesel engine which is used to move the 450ton the rocket The dies el grunted wheezed and whined but refused to come to life Progress halted at Cape Canav eral The trouble was finally traced to fuel impurities but it was 2 hours9 minutes before the launch countdown was resumed Mercury Control Center report ed the trouble was caused by rapurities in the fuel line and fuel pump The announcement said the fuel pump was being re placed the lines purged and a new supply of fuel put in The service tower is 123 feet tall and weighs 450 tons The diesel engine moves it on railroad racks Before launch it is trans ported to a point about 500 feet from the rocket and locked in place on the tracks SAME BUck tlmf Meant Ocaift In Fait Roan I Mason City bank favored in ruling on cattle venture DES MOINESTcn investors in the bankrupt Fashion Farms Inc of Mcscrvey arc obli gated to pay plus in lercsl to Unilcd Home Bank Trust Co Mason City US District Court Judge Roy Stcphcnson ruled Monday He held that the notes and mortgages held by the bank in each instance are valid The contention of some investors thai Ihe bank was guilty of fraud is wholly without merit and is not sustained by the evi dence Stcphcnson said Fashion Farms which leased livestock to farmers went bank rupt last fall and listed debts totaling in November In hearing in federal court here last month some inves tors held the bank was guilty of violations of the Iowa security law and the Federal Securities Act Arnold H Arnold New York an investor asserted that the bank in Mason City was negli gent in failing lo determine whether cattle lisled by Car roll Morris operator of the farms on the mortgages actu ally existed Judge Stephenson said the bank was not negligent in ac cepting of cattle for listing on the various mortgages The court rejects Arnolds contention that United was negligent in failing to determine whether or not Fashion Farms had the authority to designate the cattle to be listed on the mortgage Stophenson con tended He taki any fraud which may havt been committed by   

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