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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1964, Mason City, Iowa t atwspoptr that makes o i I N o r t k Iowa ns nei g hbo r V Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY TUESDAY SEPTiMftER 29 1944 Uftc Two Srtloa AuocUttd Full No 199 COLLEGE AT 10 Moms no help Starts reading at 4 Begins college at 10 By PHIL BROWN EAST LANSING Mich AP Mom wasnt much help with calculus so 10yearold Michael Grost of Lansing enrolled at Michigan State University as a fullfledged freshman Monday night Matter of fact Mike already had dabbled in college subjects for a year as a specialstatus student at Michigan State He had an Aminus average over 38 hours of classroom work in subjects such as history humanities natural science and mathematics Thats what sold MSUon waiving require ment of a high school diploma Mike comes to MSU from the seventh grade he had been accelerated through the at Lansings Cumberland Road School to which he returns now and then to play marbles swap comic books and play touch football He begins regular university classesThursday University psychologists rate Mike a welladjusted 10year old He is looking forward to stepping up from Cub to Boy Scout this fall and he jequest ed 10 Superman comic books as a prize if he made A in Contemporary History of Eu rope and Asia as a special status student For a Bplus he got five Mikes mother Mrs William Grost recalls that Michael be gan to read aloud at the age of 4 to her great surprise Because no one had ever taught him to read I still dont know how or when he learned Dr Elizabeth Drews MSU professor of education said Mike wasnt unhappy in elemen tary school but that one of his difficulties there was in finding anyone to talk about the princi ples of mathematics Mom didnt have time Not with a husband and two other children Mike put it this way come home and Mom is putting a roast in the oven and making salad she just isnt able to lis ten to me talk about calculus Dr Drews says Mikes IQ is too high to be measured mean ingfully that on a graduate student screening test he scored in the top 10 per cent On a test of mathematical ability for 12th graders and college freshmen he scored in the upper one per cent r When Mike isnt delving into higher his favor ite pastime is reading Sherlock Holmes Nancy Drew mysteries comic books or theworks of Thomas Aquinas the 13th cen tury theologian Becausehes only and weighs only 75 pounds Mike was e x e m p ted from MSUs ROTC and physical edu cation courses He has a toother Robert7 and a sister Patricia 9 both of whomhave demonstrated su Continued on Page 2 New road testimony Harpo dies following surgery By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD AP Harpo Marx 75 on stage the wackiest of the wacky Marx brothers but offstage the most normal most solid member of the family died Monday night following surgery A terse announcement from Mt Sinai Hospital said Mr Marx died at pm following surgery He was admitted Sat urday It was speculated that Harpo died following heart since he had suffered some minor heart attacks in recenl years N Iowa harvest is slim Drought is villain Photofax NIXONS FOR BARRY Julie Nixon 16 left and sister Tricia 18 daughters of former Vice Presi dent and Mrs Richard M Nixon pose in New York as Shairmen of a New Yorkers for Goldwater Miller organization Julie a private school junior and Tricia a college freshman report for the campaign chores when studies permit Hints Nixon may be BG choice as secretary of state At his bedside was his wife Susan and of his four sons Surviving brothers Groucho Zeppo and Gummo were not present when the endhcame hospital spokesmansaid Mostly retired in recent years Harpo the silent one of the act led a quiet life at his Palm Springs home hard by the fairways of Tamarisk Country Club During the hot summer months on the desert he moved to Beverly Hills where he often Promotion sought for John Glenn WASHINGTON Johnson tent to the Senate Tuesday the nomination of form ef astronaut John Hi Glenn Jr for promotion to colonel in the Marine Corps Glenn the first American to orbit the earth wrotethe Ma rine Corps lastJuly asking that he not be considered for pro motion because he intended to leave the corps after 22 years of service Glenn said promotion was By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director While most of the state looks forward to a bumper crop year many North Iowa farmers are facing their slimmest harvest season in a number of years A check with seven county ox tension directors in North Cen three walked streets unrecognized on the Thatwas because regular appearance was so different from the curly wigged tophat ted hornblowing blondchas ing nut he played inthe act Precise of speech although his voice was never heard on the stage or screen he was the darling of the intellectual set Harpo was born an intellec tual said Groucho because he didnt learnit in school He had such a hard time getting predicated on the future value of an officer And Glenn has he wanted to leave the way open for se lection of another officer The White House said Glenn was being proposed for promo tion despite his letter because arc looking for crops counties to comparison The other four directors agree that crops in their counties will only be be tween 50 and 70 percent as good as last year Mo s t opti mistic of the extension di rectors is Han cock Countys Paul Hender s o n Hender s o n believes this y e a rs corn and bean crops will be on a par with Focus on North Iowa ABOARD TRAIN AP GOLD WATER Sen Barry Goldwater thinking about Rich ard M Nixon as a possible sec retary of state if he wins the White House headed his cam paign down thewhistlestop track Tuesday The Republican presidential nominee rolled into Ohio aboard a 17car campaign special to make at Marietta the first of 35 speeches scheduled on his five day threestate swing after saying the GOF ticket probably will remain the underdog through the whole campaign He keynoted it by accusing President Johnson of seeking election with taxpayers money As he prepared for his fourth week of campaigning Gold water said he already has for mer Vice President Nixon in mind as the chief foreign af fairs official of a new Republi can administration Nixon who proclaimed him self neutral in the preconvon tion competition for the presi dential nomination plans o campaign for Goldwater next month Paul F Wagner the Arizona senators press secretary said Goldwater told four reporters in a private interview Monday he was thinking about appointing Nixon Nixon was not available for comment Goldwater promised Re publican leaders meeting last month in Hershey Pa that he would consult former President Dwight D Eisenhower Nixon and other experienced leaders seasoned in world affairs be fore he appointed anyone to the office of secretary of state secretary of defense or other critical national security posts Wagner said he arranged the special interview for the four with Goldwater who has noi held a formal news conference since the start of his active campaign through kindergarten that he quit shortly after Chico was the only one of us who ever got through public school and to him education was something that helped him read the racing form Chico the piano playing brother with the Italian dialect died in 1961 Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze and the Marine comman dant desired to recognize his many accomplishments while in the service of his country Nitze and the Marine Corps chief were said to believe that the selection board would have called for Glenns promotion had he not submitted his letter The White House said John was pleased to recognize son Col Glenns contribution to the nation by nominating him for promotion Nitze in order to permit the promotion ordered that the number of colonels in the Ma rine Corps be from last years crop You have to remember Henderson points out that we didnt get all beat up with hail this year like we did in 1963 Also we missed the drought area Combining of beans has just got a good start in the county Henderson adds but indications are that the yields will be about the same as last year but no higher A frost right now might help speed up the com bining he concludes Another fairly optimistic ex tension director is Carl Rehder FranklinCounty associate Reh der says the corn crop should be He was the oldest of the five 605 to 606 The statement said Asphalt expense conflicts C6st exceeds DBS MOINES AP State Highway Commissions chief engineer testified Tuesday thatrthe cost of tearing up com pleted grading and removinga six inch layer of dirt on a con troversial stretch of Interstate 80 near Iowa City was more than Stifled was t Com mittee investigating the com mission recalled Clauson as a witness Tuesday f i Clauson said the actual cost ef removing the dirt on the 14mila segment was He T also testified that the re moval cost was not included IB estimates of the paving which showed that asphalt would cost only a little moro ban the originally planned and cement for that segment bearing irwhich three weeks ago and was in re Monday It was to be concluded with testimony from Clauson Tand Art Klaus ant legislative fiscal director r brothers whose plays and mov ies such as Animal Crack HARPO Continued on 2 Vow action on Warren report WASHINGTON AP Sen said there were deficiencies in this still was below the legal maximum of 678 and added This nomination when con firmed by the Senate will in no way affect the promotion of the 120 officers recently confirmed by the Senate for promotion to the grade of colonel IT S Ma rine Corps Glenn announced last January he wanted to retire from the Marine Corps and run for the US Senate in his native Ohio but before his retirement went through he fell in his bathroom and suffered an inner ear prob lem AP LUNCH WITH A VIEW Worker Eddie Cross of Indianapolis sandblast ing the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Indianapolis Monument Circle takes his lunch break sitting on a beam high above the city ale Republican Leader Everett Secret Service preparedness for M Dirkscn Tuesday backed Democratic Leaders Mike Mans fields proposal to give Icgisla lion on presidential security top priority when Congress recon venes in January President John F Kennedys visit to Dallas The commission called for complete overhaul of the services advance detec tion practices and closer liaison and other a gen He withdrew from the Senate race and under Marine Corps regulations his retirement was held up pending his recovery Dirksen said in with the FBI an interview ces On the inside North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Tuesday night lews 3540 Partly cloudy Wed nesday highs in mid Ms that quick action in the waning days of this session on a single bill to make it a federal crime to assassinate a president or vice president might mean we would have to Jo our work all over again next year A White House committee on presidential safety set up Monday to consider the broad recommendations of the Warren Commission plans to get started soon on drafting propos als for congressional action early in the new session In its report the commission Mansfield said that new secu rity measures should be one of he first orders of business when Congress reconvenes Mansfield called Sunday for consideration by Congress of new security measures before adjournment But he told reporters Monday it is perhaps too late to act on any measures at this session and broad legislative action to strengthen governmental agen cics should be put off until the White House committee reports Editorials Sports newt lf Clear Lake news 12 about 95 per cent as good as in 1963 which was a real good year in Franklin County The Franklin County bean crop will be down slightly from last year Rehder says The crop should average about 25 bushels an acre a drop of four or five bushels an acre from 1963 There also seems to be more corn droppage in the fields this year in the county Rehder con tinues This is partially due he believes to the stress periods the corn went through this sum mer There also is some hail damage in the southwest part of the county Nevertheless Rehder con cludes This crop will be way above average in the county The other optimistic director is Ccrro Gordos Spencer Wil Hams Countyw i s e Williams believes the corn crop will be about 90 per cent as good as Thousands cheer LBjf supported Ike more than Barry Ned Willis attorney headmaj he investigation of the Highway Commission saul be wanted to question Clauson again on somo answers the engineer1 gave to questions when started three weeksjago TTbe fourth dayof the hearing Monday shed little kght on thai mam reason for the investiga the commission cided to pave a14mue segment of Interstate 80 near Iowa City with asphalt instead of portland cement as originallyplanned Derby BurBngtoii and Harry Jr of Dea Moiaes the last of the five missaonen to testify said that one of the reasons they voted HIGHWAY Pege 2 Latest markets 14 Mason City news 141S Nerth Iowa news II SPORTS BULLETIN NEW will return as manager of the New Yerfc Mets fer the IMS amsebell seasen King Devine whe resigned as general man ager ef the St Lewis Cardi nals last month has b t e n named as assistant to presi dent George M Weiss ast years with the crop in he southwest part of the county better than in 1963 We should be near the 70 bushel an acre average for the WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson responding to wildly enthusiastic receptions in oftenRepublican sections of New England has pictured himself as lopping Barry Gold water in support of GOP pro grams during the Eisenhower administration Johnson made this claim part of a concerted appeal for Re publican votes during a 20hour tour of the six New England states This journey was capped early Tuesday by a visit to the Boston bedside of Sen Edward M Kennedy DMass who is recuperating from airplane crash injuries rabbcd for it during the chief xecutives repeated forays into urging roaring crowds J The hroat was hoarsened by five ormal speeches and at least wo dozen impromptu talks county Williams says There lave been some reports of corn borer damage but none so far of root worm damage The northeast pert ef the coun ty was hardest hit by the drought Williams says and will FOCUS Continued en Page 2 The President whe saw eral hundred thousand cheering welcomcrs during the trip re turned to the White House am with a cut hand hoarse throat and a good feelin about his receptions in the fa northeastern corner of the na tion Johnsons hand was cut by th fingernails of wellwishers wlx in picturing himscf s a betterthanGoldwater sup xrter of Republican programs uring the administration of resident Dwight D Eisenhow r referred directly to his GOP the first time during tie campaign Facing chanting supporters a he Burlington Vt airport Johnson adlibbed that when h was Senate Democratic leader he supported the Republican president and the Republican arty and the Republican pro jram more than my oppo nent in this race Later addressing editors of weekly newspapers at Man Chester NH the President made another offthecuff ref erence to Goldwater this time by name Johnson said lhat ormer Vice President Richard I M Nixon and New York Govl Nelson A Rockefeller have all suggested at one point or anoth er the wisdom and possibility of going north in Viet Najn Johnson said Dad held and her six children wwrtifwnd i I want to in this Detroit very cautious m droppi bombs that would involve our custody boys in Asia with 700 milbonj Troy police lsaid lite Chinese Were not going northjwerettie wife and chUdreji of and drop bombs at this stage of WtDUnVG Gravha 30 fcrmcr the game and were not going Royal Oak city fireman south and run out and let was held Communists take over A douMe biaded axe and hammerwere the weapon to kifl the seven police said On each body waa pinoed a note saying I lore you Im H be hetped police reported c e a a t y William Lang said GraVlia fat m a hUmhag aaid be charfed with finl
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