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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Radi MOSCOW as tronomers beat a hasty retreat iT Srf m attri bi led lp Ihern Monday about an other civilization in outer space from the Slcrnbcrg Institute of As tronomy in Moscow were quoted by the Soviet news agency Tass as saying mysterious signals from outer space came from in telligent beings Prof Josef S Shklovsky head 01 Die radio astronomy depart o signals from outer space stir scientists mcnt said speak now about the artificial origin of the signaJs would be premature We have to approach this question very thoroughly and very care fully Shklovsky made his remark at a hastily summoned news con ference as astronomers through out the world expressed doubt and amazement at the Russian speculation about life in outer space Highly improbable said Prof Bernard Loyell director of Britains Jodrell Bank ob servatory and added Certain ly we at Jodrell Bank have nev er corroborated the discovery of any distant radio sources that are other than natural Fred Hoyle professor of as tronomy at Cambridge Univer sity was also skeptical I received data on this sub ject from America a week ago he said and it doesnt seem to on Yank me that what the Russians say could possibly be true Western scientists would not rule out the possibility of an in telligent form of life on a distant stellar body But they said sig nals would need a lot more study before they could be ac cepted as proof oC the existence of life elsewhere Tass said the fluctuating sig nals came from CTA102 an in visible source nf radio signals first heard by giant radio tele scopes in 1960 Scientists call such sources quasars or qua sistellar radio sources The signals vary in strength and the vari fions are repeated regularly every 100 days Tass reported It said the variations had been characterized as un like any other known radio emissions from space In Ithaca NY however Dr Frank D Drake associate pro fessor of astronomy at Cornell University said he doubted the Russians had proved the exist ence of intelligent beings in out er space Dr John Wyndham of the Cal ifornia Institute of Technology who first catalogued CTA102 said he had not observed any variations from the quasar hut if it is true that the radio emis sion fluctuates this would be the first of its kind Harrie Massey chairman of the British National Committee for Space Research said the Russian claim is extremely interesting One must take it seriously But he said the Rus sians had by no means presented conclusive evidence Astronomers in Washington also said the signals would need a lot more study They did not dismiss the possibility there may be many planets in the uni verse with intelligent beings and that some are trying to commu nicate with the earth JOSEF S SHKLOVSKY Hears noise from space The newspaper that slaying Killed by Viet Cong SAIGON South Viet Nam AP An American aid offi cial captured by the Viet Congi last Aug 8 was shot and killed by his Communist captors onf Jan 12 after he escaped for sevi en clays a US spokesman an announced Tuesday The official was Joseph W Grainger 0 of Sumtcr SC His mother Mary F Grainger lives in West Hartford Conn Grainger an Air Force veter an was the US economic as sistance missions representa tive in Phy Ye Province 230 miles northeast of Saigon He was captured in an am hush with a Filipino assistant and the Vietnamese manager of a sugar cane experiment sta tion The US spokesman said in dependent eyewitnesses had reported his death The American mission con demns in the strongest terms this brutal murder of an unarmed civilian weakened by hunger and unable to defend himself tlit spokesman said This is a violation of interna Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 13 1765 UOc Paper Consists ol Two Associated Press Wires No 55 ppose farm proposa JOSEPH W GRAINGER Killed by Communists lional law and accepted human itarian principles His murder is a wanton vio lation of the 1949 Geneva con vention on the protection of ci ThcVict Cong threatened a week ago tn execute another American rjvilian captive Gus tav C of Lcesburg Va if a Viet Cong terrorist held for the bombing nf the US Embas sy in Saigon was executed The terrorist was subsequently sen tenced to die but Ibe sentence has not been carried out There has been no further word of Hertzs fate Grainger and his two compan ions were seized near the vil lage of Tan My They were traveling in 1 Jeep when it was stopped by Viet Cong a band of rmed The Filipino Elpidio Laugui cr was released Dec 29 along with the Vietnamese lie said he had been taken to see Grainger on Dec 10 and found him mana cled and bound in a small cave He said Grainger appeared to bo adequately fed and in good spirits at that time The US spokesman said reconstruction of events since then showed that on Janr 1 Grainger began a hunger strike which he continued for five days in protest against his captivity On Jan 5 Grainger escaped and during the following seven days made his way through a largo swampy area On Ian 12 he was found by a Viet Cong patrol while he was washing mud off his clothes in a small stream The Viet Cong captured him about 9 am and a Viet Cong east named Hai shot him twice in spokesman said The Viet Cong took the mor tally wounded Grainger to a nearby hamlet and he died lathrough a break along the Ccci ter that day His body was bur icd at night and the grave was The body has not been rccov erccl Parts of Iowa to get aid To recover from floods TDK ASSOCIATED MJIiSS All floodravaged parts of Iowa were considered disaster areas Tuesday by the Small Business Administration and Iowa congressmen were press ing for a similar designation by the Farmers Home Administra tion The Small Business Adminis tration declared flooddamaged portions of Iowa a disaster area Monday making individuals and businesses whose property was affected eligible for 20year 3 per loans Rep Neal Smith Dlowa said sorting out Iowa counties where damage had occurred would he impractical and asked in Wash ington tliat the entire state be designated a disaster area He said most counties havei some flood damage and the prospect of damage to other areas is imminent Reps Bert Bandstra and Stan ley Grcigg both Democrats asked the FHA to make five Iowa valleys disaster areas The dcsignaton would allow farmers in these areas to apply for two per cent loans which could be used to buy feed seed or fertilizer or replace such things as buildings fences and drainage systems damaged by flood waters Bandslra and Grcigg asked the disaster designation for val STANDS base of the Civifwar monument is all that stood intact in the tiny cross roads town of Pitlsfield Ohio after a tornado slammed into the community At the base of the monument is the figure of the Civil War soldier that was toppled from the stand leys of the Sioux Big Sioux DCS Moines towa and Skunk rivers during a meeting with Howard Bcrtsch FHA ad ministrator The two congressmen along with Smith toured floodstrick en areas of the Hawkeye state by plane over the weekend Grcigg said speedy aid to farmers is a necessity as our farmers cannot afford to be hampered during planting Rivers continued to drop in northern and central counties Tuesday but flood waters were pressing at dikes in the soulh A dike on the Iowa River near cold blood when Grainger reWapello was breached Monday fused to accompany him back to sending water into lowlands Lowlands were also flooded and some summer cottages in undated as water spilled ar River at Muscatine Most attention however fo flattcned lo conceal its location cused on the mighty Mississippi River which threatened eastern counties with serious flooding Twister death toll rises Page 2 In Viet Nam Expect more Red activity WASHINGTON AP A high Johnson administration official said Tuesday an upturn in Communist guerrilla activity in Viet Nam is expected in the weeks ahead and the United States is concerned at what he termed a very dangerous situa tion The official who could not be identified by name gave the report at the opening session of a twoday foreign policy confer ence of US editors and broad casters He emphasized that have been no indications pri vate or public from Communist North Vietnamese Chinese Communists or the Soviet Union that the Communists are ready lo restrain their attacks and reach a settlement of the Viet Nam conflict Rejection by Peking and Ha noi of the proposed visit by Pat rick Gordon Walker special cmmissary of Britains Prime Minister Harold Wilson contrib uted lo the impression here that the Communists are following a hard line ft Was pointed out that Gordon Walker was representing Brit ain which was cochairman with the Soviet Union of the 1954 and 1962 Geneva conferences Another adverse factor was Pekings rejection of the idea No rebuttal offering by Gross Says Peterson has no case WASHINGTON H R Gross lllowa said Tuesday ie will submit no rebuttal evi dence in a contest over his re election last fall He said his op ponent had produced no evi dence that needs to be rebutted Gross was certified the winner by 419 voles in last years elec tion over Democrat Stephen M Peterson who challenged the results Both are from Water loo The congressman suggested Peterson admit his complaints were without foundation and start working on his J966 cam paign My attorney has advised me that the record of testimony made by Stephen Peterson is devoid of any evidence that would warrant a general re count of the ballots Gross said in a statement J It is obvious now that thei President Hubert Humphrey is broad and sweeping allegations at left Johnson made his toss nade by Peterson in his notice as a prelude to the Washing and petition of contest were tinIon SenatorsBoston RedSox founded reckless in Washington See re Peterson should make a suits of that game on Page 9 public apology to election clerks election judges county auditors and county supervis ors in the Republican Gross and Peterson each had 40 days for taking of testimony elersons lime has expired and jross1 is up on Thursday A 10 day period then is provided for by Peterson Procedures then call for estimony to be printed and sub mitted to the House clerk He will forward it to the House Ad ministration Committee for ac tion Gross said Peterson claimed judges failed 1o count votcs for him in all 16 counties in the dis trict adding he took testimony in but six counties and failed to t He threw President Johnson throws high and hare to get the 1965 major league baseball season under way M o n cl a y Vice that the United Nations could in hul S1X counties and faicd I play any part in a Viet Nam fmci a sinSle witness who could play any part in a Viet Nam settlement or that Secretary General U Thanl could visit the Chinese ana North Vietnamese Top US policy makers decided that vvbile the Commu nist side does not want a war over Southeast Asia they very obviously want to win Southeast Asia without a war President Johnson has made it clear the United States will meet its commitments and will not be driven out of Southeast Asia by military actions from North Viet Nam or Communist China the officials point out testify that there was any dis honesty or that votes for him were not counted The Peterson testimony Gross said does not give a hint of fraud partiality or interna tional wrongdoing but impress es one with the sincerity hones ty and dedication of the election officials of those six counties Hardin Bremcr Mitchell Cer ro Gordo Chickasaw and How ard The fair thing for Peterson to do is to admit his complaints terly false and commence work ing on his campaign for l9Gfi and ate The President cats a hot dog while watching the opening game in Washington Photofax Lodge will head consultation team WASHINGTON AP been kept posted on devcl dent Johnson assigned Henry opments Cabot Lodge Tuesday to take a sixnation swing through the Far East as his personal repre sentative to consult friendly governments on the Vietnamese situation Lodge is a former ambassa dor lo Viet Nam and former ambassador to the United Na were without foundation and titlions Several weeks ago John son asked him to serve as a con sultant on Viet Nam and Lodge Vocational school bill before Senate By CHAD SKAGGS DES MOtNES bill lo pave Ihc way for establishment ot area vocational schools and community colleges in Iowa was on the Senate calendar Tuesday the handiwork of Ihe Senate Education Committee The committee voted lll Monday lo send the bill to the floor with a recomnendation for passage Gov Harold Hugh es has asked for such a meas wre The bill would allow creation 0 up to 20 socalled merged areas each containing parts t of at least two counties Each area could operate a communi ty college or vocational school An area would be divided into five lo nine director districts each electing one member lo the areas governing board The governing board would administer the area and its school It could levy up to one mill of property tax each year for operation With approval of 60 per cent of the areas voters it could levy one additional mill to erect andequip buildings The schools also could revenue from state and federal aid from gifts and from tuition paid by students living out of the area and by those living in the area who are high school graduates or who are age 21 or older There would be comprehen sive state control over the schools The State Board of Public In struction and the Stale Board of Regents would set and en force approval standards Approval of the Board ot Pub lic Instruction also would be re Quired for the curriculum build Ings and building plans of each Two or more countiei could take first steps toward estab lishing a school by having their county boards of education sub mit 5 plan to the State Board of Public Instruction Once a plan is approved by the state board and endorsed again by county boards elec tions would be held to choose the areas first governing board which could go ahead with es tablishment of the school No single school district could set up a college or vocational school under the plan but pub lic junior colleges now existing would be allowed tn continue Schools established would be designed to offer liberal arts courses or other training equiv alent two years of college or vocational training or both They also could offer inserv ice training or retraining of workers programs for students past hih school age lo complete their high school education training for academically or so ciologically handicapped per sons and programs for train ing retraining and all neces sary preparation for productive employment of all citizens Action by the committee which drew the bill puts measure in line for debate and a vole on the Senate floor White House press secretary George E Reedy said Lodge will leave for the Far East later in the week after seeing John son and go to Australia New Zealand the Philippines For mosa Japan and Korea Reedy said the purpose is to keep the governments of these nations informed of American views and to receive their views in return The length of the trip is un certain Reedy said also he did not know who might accompany the ambassador North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy showers and thunderstorms in half the area through Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night lows in 40s High Wednesday in 50s SAME DATE1H4N1 Inside The Globe Editorials Society news 54 Sports 910 Salons support lacking Disunity is factor KANSAS CITY Mo of Agriculture rville L Freeman said Tuesday the outlook at this moment is bleak for favor ble congressional action farm commodities pro gram recommend a t i o n s made by President Johnson ast week Those recommendations related to wheat feed grains rice and wool and to a crop land retirement program aimed at helping take surplus land out of farm production Freeman said the ouflook is dark because of disunity in agricultures own house fric ion which fritters away our itrength because it confuses and lisillusions our friends The secretary made his re marks in a talk prepared for Midwestern farm rally called o build up support for the Pres dents program The rally is being sponsored y the Missouri Farmers As ociation with representatives the National Farmers Un on the National Grange the ational Farmers Organization nd other agriculture groups avoring the Presidents pro ram No invitation was sent to the merican Farm Bureau Feder tion This organization which aims the largest membership any agricultural group op oses the program contending would add to the govern lents control over agriculture he Farm Bureau wants less ovcrnment in farming Freeman said the 1964 pres dential and congressional elec ons in effect endorsed com modity programs of the kind administration is sponsor ng Thus in 1965 at a time when he American farmer is the Clear Lake news beneficiary of improved public Mason City news 1213 understanding and has the sup 1 I A1 11 r port of a president actively Latest markets 12 North Iowa news Bus bill passage is seen 18 DES MO INKS iPi Lt Gov Robert Fulton who presides over the Senate is confident Iowa senators will approve the controversial bill which calls for transportation of private school students on public school buses Fulton a Waterloo Democrat bases his confidence on this argument Until we pass this bill it will come back every session and we will have to wrestle with it again I think most of the senators realize that until they approve it they will always be faced with the problem The bill often discussed but never approved in past sessions is one of the most controversial to come up so far in the legis lature It was approved by the House last week committed to his welfare and can go to a Congress sympath etic to his needs it would seem that passing farm legislation would be a breeze Freeman said But such is not the case Instead it is likely that not one commodity program he extended by the Congress if tha vote were taken today Davenport man is killed in accident DAVENPORT B rode 58 of Davenport was killed Tuesday when the city sanitation truck he was driving collided with a car at a down town intersection w rtdtfti tamtB to
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