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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Doily Newspaper VOL ft AawdtUd rrtai VMM rrtai CITY GLOBE luwipaptr mokes all North IU UM mm MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL HOME EDITION neighbors Copy Piptr ConsliU of Two SectloMSecUOD OH w mm AT raoimax CATCHES UP ON THE NEWS what with the invasion attempt banPrime Minister Fidel Castro and all and he scoffed at reports that away at a long Havana while catching he has been ailing Do I look sick he up on the news and the comic strips asked newsmen The last two weeks were busy ones for WKy take toe step in space By ALTON BLAKESLEI CAPE CANAVERAL Fla W a few days an Ameri can astronaut risks his neck and the nations prestige in a 15 minute partial hop into space Its only a toe step compared with Yuri Gagarins moment ous vault completely around the earth in 108 minutes The American is to shoot 115 miles high and nearly 300 miles out over the Atlantic So why risk it History supplies oneanswer Columbus pioneered America But Spain did not win the new continent LIKE COLUMBUS Gagarin opened the new frontier of space with treasures of knowl edge or practical benefits pos sibly to be won there Theres a long future ahead for man in space But the Soviet Union has not yet offered other nations her even the detailed they can dupli cate her feat Now the Soviet Union has a fullytested rocket which can orbil a fiveton capsule It is roomy it is equipped with two escape hatches for safety the Soviets report And it could carry enough oxygen and food to keep Gagarin alive for 10 days if need be THE HARD and goading fact is the United States is not yet sure that her No 1 operational warhead rocket the Atlas can reliably chance sending a man into orbit Or that he and his oneton capsule can be safely landed from orbit A test of an Atlas boosting an unmanned capsule failed on April 25 For safety of the human astro naut the US program froin the start called first for a short or suborbital flight in the Mercury capsule lifted up by a Redstone rocket The Redstone is far less powerful than the Atlas but is an older workhorse rocket which has proved more reliable BY SOVIET standards it it a firecracker The short hop could answer critical questions could a human stand the crushing force of takeoff half dozen minutes or more of weightlessness and couldhe be recovered safely Gagarins triumphant trip has answered the first two questions 10 far as a living man is con cerned In fact Gagarin says he enjoycd the hour or so of weight lessness But his trip didnt prove out the American system for launch and recovery or make Ameri can rockets more reliable SHOWERS Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers Saturday night and Sundays Warmer Satur day night low in upper 30s north to 40s south Turning cooler north portion Sunday Minnesota Variable cloudiness with a few brief showers southeast and south central A little most sections Highs Sunday 42 to 48 north to 55 south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 50 Minimum 30 At 8 am 38 Precipitation trace Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 48 On the inside Page 4 Comics5 Church News 67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Will push property tax relief DBS MOINES A last ditch effort will be made next week in the to raise money for ly increased local property tax relief Rep A C Hanson RInwood chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee said his group and the Senate com mittee would seek to whip out Legislature in final week Much work still undone DBS By DAN PERKES MOINES 1961 Iowa Legislature hopes to wind up within a few days what may well go down in the books as the longest regular session in the states history If the final gavel falls Fri its expected session will have run 117 days one day longer than the record 1959 session The Senate has adopted a resolution calling for final ad journment at 5 pm Thursday But House Majority Leader Robert Naden RWebster City said the House may amend that to the following day At the close of business last Friday the legislators already had spent more than a million dollars of the taxpayers money for the session and in the opinion of some observers had accomplished little But it was evident by weeks end that lhe legislators were making a concerted effort to speed action on some of the major issues WITHIN THE last ftw days they had Taken final legislative action on at least two major appropri ation bills operational funds for the State Department of Social Welfare and the State Board of Control congressional redis tricting medical public aid to housing and the aged to name a few The congressional redistrict ing bill was relegated to a con ference committee Friday to iron out a compromise be tween Senate and House Senate Majority Leader J Kendall Lynes RPlainfield said he expects the committee to work out a plan that would be quickly accepted by both houses And it appeared that the board of regents appropriation bill also would find itself in con ference committee The Senate appropriated million a year to the Regents institutions but the House boosted this figure by about million a year Legislative observers expect a compromise of about million Legislative leaders h i n t e d that conference committees had been set up weeks in advance in order to take quick action on issues tbey expected would hit a stalemate Despite a speedup in legisla tive activity the past week or so there still remains much work for both House and Senate jefore adjournment THE HOUSE for example still has before it the bill set ting up a new formula for allo cation of the road use tax fund The measure already giver Senate approval would boost from eight to 12 per cent the city and town share of the func for streets The bill comes up for debate Monday And pending before one or both houses are several other major appropriation bills in eluding the operational budget for state departments state school aid agricultural land tax credits and capital improve ment allocations for the Regents and State Board of Control A number of lesser bills passed by one house and not Kistner 2 guilty SIOUX CITY E Kistner Jr 35 former presi dent of the defunct Northern Biochemical Corp of Sheldon and two of his aides were con victed Friday night of selling unregistered stock of the con cern in violation of federal law The corporation was found guil ty of the same charge The livestock feed additive firm came into prominence last January with disclosure that its as Sice Geiger who embezzled sheldon tional Bank She was later sen tenced to 15 years A JURY of 10 women and two men deliberated 18 hours in U S District Court before re turning guilty verdicts against early in the week a tax prolKistner A M Biderman North posal to supply the necessary funds THERE WAS some question whether the lawmakers push ing to wind up the 1961 session by Thursday or Friday could find time to pass such a meas ure But Hanson said there is a real need to replace some of the tax load on local property with money from other sources THE PROPOSAL will prob ably be to make small in creases in taxes now on the books s u c h as cigarette and beer taxes rather than new levies he said Gov Norman Erbes proposed budget would increase state Biochemicals former book keeper and Robert Smith com pany salesman Kistner and Biderman were named in 13 counts of selling and delivering by mail stock that had not been registered with Federal Securities and Ex cHange Commission and one count of conspiracy to do so Smith was convicted on one count of conspiracy U S DIST ATTY F E Van Alstine said maximum penalty on each count is five years in prison or fine or both Federal Judge Henry N Graven delayed sentencing and attorneys for defendants said motions for new trial will be Sports 1112 jent million to mil Clear Lake News 14 ilion per year Society News 1415 Business News 1617 North Iowa News 20 It also would add to the present standing appropria tion million annually aids to schools from the presfiled The three remained at liberty on their bonds Kistner Biderman and Smith sat quietly when the verdict was read a few minutes before midnight Mrs Kistner cried SlTBtlMlll Out APPhotofax HOW ASTRONAUT WILL MAKE with peak altitude of 115 statute miles SPACE PLIGHT Diagram based on After separation from Redstone launch one released by National Aeronautics vehicle capsules blunt end is pitched and Space Administration NASA upward to about 145 degrees Angle is shows how astronaut will make space upped to 35 degrees for firing of retro flight from Cape Canaveral pta Tues rockets In descent asmall parachute day Capsule will make a ballistic arc opens before main landing chute lowers flight over a 250 nautical mile range capsule i NORTH VIET NAM Pftw AP Photoiax SITUATION IN LAOS Map highlights situation in Laos where Laotian government has proposed a ceasefire There was no indication the proCommu nist Pathet Lao rebels would agree Blast symbols locate areas of strong rebel concentration Shaded area is under rebel control dotted area in north has not been heard from in weeks but is generally be lieved to be proPathet Lao Showdown on Laos at hand WASHINGTON UPI President Kennedy and his National Security Council held a crisis session Saturday to decide if Allied military action should be taken in Laos As the situation in the Southeast Asian kingdom continued to deteriorate the President and his top military diplomatic ad visers met at the White House to discuss what steps should be taken to halt the Communist advance It was the third meeting of the council within a week It was described as a moment of truth session where a decision could Algeria unrest remains ALGIERS right 1st settlers who remained un derground during the abortive revolt against President Charles de Gaulle emerged Saturday with defiant calls for a new up rising Less than three days after the generals revolt was crushed tracts appeared on the streets of Algiers calling for resistance to De Gaulle Tracts of the Organization Secret Army threatened a new uprising GOVERNMENT officials busy with a sweeping purge of the army police and civilian ad ministration admitted the European underground organi zations posed a continual threat But mass arrests muzzling of the rightwing press and a purge of police and administra tive services were expected to reduce the effectiveness of the underground FEW LEADERS of rightwing underground movements came out into the open during the shortlived revolt But authori ties are aware that between 5 000 and 10000 arms disappeared from gendarme depots during the revolt and not all have been recovered Meanwhile Louis Joxe French minister for Algerian affairs met far into the night with government officials in the leavily guarded administration Building here discussing new steps to impose De Gaulles will on the army and restive set lers be made to send U S and lied forces into Laos Hopes for a quick end to the fighting in Laos have all but flickered out The Communist Pathet Lao ignored efforts by the Royal Laotian government to arrange a ceasefire Instead it gave the proW e s t e r n government 48 hours to go to rebel headquar ters at Xieng Khouang to hear the Red peace demands The Soviet news agency Tass re ported that hopes for an early ceasefire have been dashed It blamed the Laotian govern ment and U S provocations in the form of guns and sup plies Britain was trying to hold off an immediate decision on Allied intervention but let it be known it stands by the SEATO pledge for appropriate action if the Communist advance in Laos continues British leaders were said to be pleading for a little more time to allow both sides to ar range the cease fire which both accepted in principle earlier this week But hopes were run ning low A dispatch from Luang Pra bang the Royal Laotian capital said the government sent a 1 500man peace mission intothe jungles to discuss a ceasefire but that the Communist rebels failed to show up No major fighting was re ported in Laos but Red artil lery was said to be active N ews n a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES African nations to unite ACCRA Ghana The presidents of Guinea Ghana and Mali have signed a charter for the union of their three countries The charter provides for other African states to join the union 2year contract stressed DETROIT The United Auto Workers will in sist that new contracts to be negotiated with auto firms this summer be limited to two years and keep the costofliving escalator clause and annual wage improvement factor set forth in present threeyear contracts Definite instructions on these points were given President Walter P Reuther and other UAW officials in a collective bargaining program Long trial anticipated JERUSALEM Israels evidence against Adolf Eichmann is so massive that indications point to July or later as the earliest possible date for the end of the hearings Eichmann has been faces a possible death 15 counts of crimes against the Jewish people and crimes against human ity Tsbombe still prisoner COQUILHATVILLE Congo Congolese troops kept President Moishe Tshombe a virtual prisoner here and his Katanga government protested the sol diers intend to hand him over to his bitterest enemies The troops imposed ablockade on the Congo poli ticians after a unity conference turned into a row ihe other await final action tf he General Assembly Heres the boxscore on some bills in the past week SIGNED BY GOVERNOR To subject rules and regula tions promulgated by various state agencies to legislative ap proval To allow the department of social welfare to retain certain fund balances without having the money revert to the states general fund at the end of the biennium To prohibit use of Xray ma chines for shoe fitting To increase from to a day the pay of Iowa National Guard enlisted men when called on emergency duty To permit changes in the boundary lines of contiguous school districts by action of the school boards involved but sub ject to County board of educa tion approval To authorize counties to make a onetime levy of up to a half mill to retire bonds or certifi cates of indebtedness issued to buy voting machines TO RAISE required reporting of auto accident property dam age from the present to To require registration of all motor boats for a fee and to set certain regulations on op eration of the boat and water safety rules To permit a county board of supervisors to establish a coun ty dump and levy a quarter mill tax in townships using the dumps To change from two thirds majority to simple majority the vote necessary by a board of supervisors or municipal coun cil to purchase voting machines To permit cities and towns to finance offstreet parking with eneral obligation bonds PASSED BY SENATE To establish a medical aid for the aged program in Iowa To permit Iowa cities to ac cept federal aid for lowrent housing projects To continue existence of Iowa Highway Study Committee To make the father criminally responsible in desertion cases for his children whether legiti mate or illegitimate To appropriate million a year in operational funds to the board of regents To require annual audits of all school districts maintaining high schools To require that constitutional changes proposed by a constitu tional convention be submitted to approval of the voters To create 50 new senatorial districts to conform to latest census To exempt county homes from private nursing home regula tions PASSED BY HOUSE To prohibit the highway com mission or local authorities from restricting access of abutting and owners to streets or high ways unless granted rightof way through purchase gift or condemnation To appropriate million a year in operational funds to the board of regents million above amount approved by Sen ate To set up in the health depart ment a division of radiation con trol To permit old age assistance recipient to receive supplemen al aid without a reduction iij the grant To require each school district Lo formulate its budget on or be fore Jan 15 each year for ensuing fiscal year To appropriate a year to the department of social welfare for the various welfare programs To appropriate a year in operational funds to the aoard of control To appropriate for capital improvements at board of control institutions To redistrict the state from eight to seven congressional dii tricts SAME ;