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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             JFK warned the So vlet Union Thursday that the ar rest of Frederick C Sarghoorn of Yale as an alleged spy could nave a most serious effect Cultural relations Flatly d e n y i n g that Barg noprn a distinguished political WM spying Kennedy out strongly at a news conference s the conference the United States had abruptly canceled with Mos cow for cultural ex change agreement Prof Barghoorn was not on mtelligence mission of any kind the President emphas ized The United States the chief executive asserted is deeply concerned not only at the ar rest of Bargnobrri but at the fact that US officials were kept in ignorance for days about the fact of his seizure Foy D Kohlerj American am bassador and other US diplo mats have lodged six protests with Russia in the last 38 hours Kennedy pointed out Barghoorn the President as serted had played a most help ful and constructive rote in the exchange of studentswith the Soviets and in other cultural af fairs f His arrest was completely un justified Kennedy added and his early release is essential n if these cultural programs are to continue Kohler was asked Wednesday night to give his opinion on whether r delegation scheduled to leave for Moscow Thursday to discuss the cultural agreement should postpone the trip Kohlers reply reached the State Department slightly more than an hour before Kennedy was due to meet newsmen The ambassador officials said ad vised that the negotiations should be canceled at least un til the Soviets give a satisfac tory reply to the strong US protest filed against the arrest of the Yale professor Barghoorn a political scien tist and head of Yale Univer sitys Department of Soviet Studies is a member of the committees which handles the placing of Soviet students who come to the United States under the exchange agreement and screening American students go ing to the Soviet Union The Soviet Foreign Ministry notified the US Embassy in Moscow Tuesday that Barg hoorn 52 had been arrested several days earlier on spy charges The professor author of several books critical of Rus sia had been traveling on a 30 day tourist visa While the administration was awaiting Moscows reaction to Kohlers protests the State De partment said that a ber socalled goodwill delega tion from the Soviet Union nothing but a vehicle for Soviet propaganda and not an appro priate organization for the con duct of exchanges The Soviet group arrived Wednesday night in New York enroiite to Washington oh the first leg of a threeweek coasti tocoast trip It is reportedly composed of prominent Soviet academicians representing art literature and journalism North lowaa Daily Newspaper Edited for Horn The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL103 Presi Frew International Full Wirej MASON CITY IOWA 14 IW3 UOc a Paper of Two No 239 hopes for 63 tax cut Steels high But keep wary eye NEW YORK steel industry is riding high at the moment but keeping a wary eye on signs of a slowdown in con struction and the odds on mak ing recentsteel price increases Steel output is back to the level of midJuly before the summer slump really started largely as an aftermath to a strikehedging inventory buildup earlier in the year t i T 3 pa plans indica icate u try and even more so is deter mination costs from using obsolete equipment S1 And profits of stee companies have bounded back nicely from the 1962 slump t Most of this years boosts in prices covering some twp thirds of total have held stoutly enough so far Steel mills report their customers have accepted them as inevita ble in times of rising production and increased labor costs And the government hasnt reacted as it did a year ago when a steel price increase was quickly rescinded after adminis tration protests Summoning of steel company records by a grand jury recently is now gen erally accepted as an investiga tion of antitrust law compliance rather than as a protest against price boosts v But the strength of the recent increases depends om continued high demand by steel users auto makers construction con durable goods The auto makers are very busy and the market there seems assured for the immedi ate future Consumer durable goods also have been selling well and consumers still seem in a buying mood Construction also has pushing until just re cently Some steel executives feel that the trend there may determine their own prospects Census Bureaus figures show construction spending down a little in October from Septem ber and August But it is still running at an annual rate of around billion Steelmen hope it stays that way But such construction ma terials as concrete glass alu minum and plastics still hold a much larger share of the mar ket steel once dominated than steel officials like And that puts a cautious damper on some of the enthusi asm that recent steel profit gains generated CHEESE LOVERS MOSCOW Soviet sci entists reported Thursday that the surface of the moon is hard and extremely porous accord ing to Tass North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and colder Thursday night in low 20s Fair and warmer Friday highs in Weather details on 2 operator Sharon Burke 20 found her job at AkronsSheraton Hotel a pain in the neck Wednesday Sharon putVher head out the door to see if any passengers were coming The door shut and Sharon for an hour before workmen freed her The hotels bell captain Lee Allentries unsuccessfully to pry open the doors with his foot Airport numbers 4year projects Nine projects in a fourrye ar plan from 1965to were set up by the Mason CityAirport Commission at its meeting Wed The 11st drawn at the request of the FederalAviation Agency includes only those projects on which the commission hopes to receive federal aid Since the list includes only tentative projects which the commission hopesto complete in the future no cost estimates were included A proposed airport terminal additionalso was not included aecause the FAA no longer has an assistance program for such projects Robert Fricker a i r port manager explained Given highest priority was im provement of sewage water and drainage on the airport grounds These facilities are now undergoing an extensive improvement program but commissioners feel much re mains to be done especially in drainage Second on the list of improve ments for theimmediate 196566 program are development of the instrument landing system completion of the FAA building and a tower addition The three are closely related projects and considered as a unit i Also included are expansion of theapron areafor general avia tion parking lighting and re moval of utility poles on the boulevard leading to the ter minal and construction of a maintenance or fire and crash building As longer range projects at the end of the four years the commission listed fencing of airport property removal of a hill on the northsouth runway and extension of that runway land acquisition for airport de velopment of clear zones and resurfacing of runways and taxi strips Fricker announced that lights on taxi strips are expected ear ly next week and will be in stalled as soon as they arrive ALL CLEAR PLAINVILLE Conn A policeman who was called to dispose of a skunk left the fol lowing message on the police blotter This animal was bhck in color with a white stripe Known as a polecat Has been disposed of All clear Protest Korean ambush Reds wound one American SEOUL Korea A The UN command accused Com munist North Korea Thursday of a double cross Ambush of eight unarmed US and South Korean soldiers in the demilitarized zone One American was wounded and a South Korean captainNwas presumed dead The UN command said the Communists trapped the tiny unit and fired about 1000 rounds in about four hours Wednesday afterrfoqn Seven men escaped afterXdarkness fell A North Korea was irj advance that the two Americans and sixSouth Koreans were go inginto the zone to check bor der markings 4a UN spokes man said and each man wore a yellow arm band identifying him as being on authorized business Thev South Korean seriously wounded was left behind when the rest of the group plunged into an river and hid be neath its bank until dark The wounded American enlisted was shot hi thigh hut got away The other American Lf Col Alphus R Clark 43 of Leaven worth Kan also was hospital ized suffering from shock and exposure He was the leader of the group Clarks mission was to check border markings that divide the zone into North and South Ko rean halves The zone about 3000 yards wide was an the lished across the Korean Penin sula by the 1953 armistice to keep the Communist and UN armies apart The inspection team had been in the zone about two hours when the Communists hidden in thick underbrush and grass opened fire from about 150 yards away Clark and his men ran for the river seeking cover The South Korean captain couldnt make Communist automatic weap ons kept up the fire A small boat started across the river to pick up the party as scheduled sut the Reds fired at that too The boat crew abandoned it When darkness fell the boat was recovered and the small party tumbled in and crossed the river to the UN lines They were numbed by the cold and ixhausted Inside The Globe 4 TROJANS make allcon ference first team Page 13 OTTUMWA is mythical Iowa prep grid1 champ Page 13 Editorials 4 North Iowa news g Society news Latest markets Mason City news Cub Gazette Clear Lake news Classified pages 21 Rights outlook is bleak Both bills are veterans WASHINGTON dent Kennedy said Thursday it vas unfortunate that the out ook is now bleak for passage of Cither civil rights or tax legis ation this year But he said he eels it is still possible to pass the tax bill He told his news conference hat1 if enactment ofthe House passed billion tax reduction measure should be delayed until next year that the national economy may suffer Kennedy added that he would not want to be responsiblefor any such development and felt that members of Congress would have a similar attitude The Presidents r em arks came when asked how he felt about current indications that neither of the two major admin istration measures would get through Congressthis year i U Mass OtherSare Goast Guard rescue and firefighting the bowvof the Norwegian freighter vessels Fernview after the two vessels collided trio with murder MONTEZUMA AP First degree murder charges were filed Thursday against three young exconvicts in the slaying of Grinnell policeman Ralph Qgan 34 early Wednesday The three who had been pa roled from the Mens Reforma tory within the lasf 18 months are Gary Lee Wessling23 and Richard Craig 25 both of Des Moines and Thomas Kiernan 23 of Booneville They surrendered after being trapped in a farm cottage near Dubuque 140 miles from the Grinnell slaying scene follow ing an exchange of gunfire with pursuing officers Police Chief Wiley Taylor of Grinnell said that Craig and Kiernan orally admitted that they were with Wessling when the slain officer attempted to question them in front of Pres tons Clothing Store where a window had been broken Wessling who attempted to take his life by shooting himself in the head when the three were trapped was in serious condition at University Hospi tals in Iowa City Taylor said he tvad been unable to talk to Wessling because of the young mans condition Poweshiek County Attorney 2lint Ryan said he planned to take Craig and Kiernan before Justice of the Peace John Bur ma in Grinnell for arraignment late Thursday Ryan said he filed the charges Sports news 1314 after a conference with Taylor and Sheriff William R Welsh The two officers returning Craig and Kiernan to Powe shiek County from Dubuque 2223 Thursday The county attorney said he plans to call a special session of the grand jury toseek murder indictments against the three former convicts He said the jury probably will convene yet this year Authorities thought that ling was going straight after be ing f paroled In 1958 heand Craig were involved in a bur glary in Des Moines that ended in a gunfight with police the wounding of anc officer and the killing of a taxi driver who was an Craig was sent up for 10 years but with good tinie off was released from the reformatory last June 7 Wessling only 17 at the time was sentenced to 30 years for his part in the wounding of Des Moines Patrolman Kenneth Kline He also was sent to the reformatory while his father was serving a 15year term for burglarly at the Iowa Peniten tiary Five years passed and young Wessling learned to be a typist Last Feb 11 he was paroled on the recommendation of Father Cyril Engler the Catholic chap lain at the reformatory He was assigned to Father Thomas Rhomberg of Dubuque head of Catholic Charities for northeast Iowa Father Rhomberg said Wess ling was given a job as a typist in the office of Catholic Chari ties and was being paid the equivalent of a month in cluding room and board Wednesday while officers sur rounded the farm cottage where Please turn to page 2 2 ships collide and burn BUZZARDS BAY Mass MV A Norwegian freighter and a coastal tanker collided in early morning haze Thursday 10 miles off the southern entrance of Cape Cod Canal and were locked together in flames The Coast Guard said fire was raging aboard the tanker Dynafuel 3100 tons as she was joined to the 6732ton freighter Fernview The Fernyiews fire apparent ly was brought under control and the 15 to 20man crew oJ Dynafuel was transferred to the Fernview as the blazing tanker settled in the water The Coast Guard cutter Gen eral Greene moved perilously close to the fireswept tanker in efforts to separate the two ves sels One seaman unidentified was reported to have suffered a leg injury He was taken off the Fernview on a small boat and was flown by helicopter to Otis Air Force Base The Pynafuel was proceeding m ballast from Newington NH to Newark NJ She had discharged a partial cargo at Sun Oil storage depot in Revere Tuesday and then proceeded to Newington Most of her crewmen were believed to be from the Phila delphia area The Fernview was enroute to Boston with general cargo from Tapan and the Philippines after a stop in New York Her Boston agftits are Peabody Lane Co The Coast Guard reported the Fernview is owned by Glittre Marina Hi said he thought the tion was unfortunate because the tax measure had been be fore the lawmakers for almost a year and he his civil rights proposal last He expressed hope that the House at least still could act this year on civil rights which is still in its judiciary commit tee Kertnedy also suggested that the Senate finance committee could conclude its tax hearings now scheduled to run for anT other month at an earlier date He said it seemed possible to him that the bUl could ba brought to the Senate floor yet this year This in spite of the fact that witnesses summoned by tha committee are so great in num ber it will run hearings to a week before the Christmas re cess Other news conference high lights said Cambodias Prince Norodom Sihanouks threat this week to cancel US aid was regarded as a serious development But the President voiced hope the Prince has enough interest in the well be ing of his country not to carry through the threat h e President expressed complete confidence in Gen Paul Harkins commander of U S forces in South Viet Nam safd the visa of Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu will be renewed when she returns to his country from Rome where she is visiting her three small children said he was very concerned about steppedup at tacks on the Housepassed for eign aid bill in the Senate warned Congress that such cut backs would seriously hamper foreign policy aims SAME DATEW25H   

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