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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Poily Newspaper tdltod fer VOL Itt CITY GLOBE newspaper that makes all NoVth lowahs MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 17 W2 HOME EDITION neigh bors 10e a Paper tt Two OM MI Welfare mess at capital Much deceit reliefers By WILLIAM DICKINSON JR GlobeGaxette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Welfare Secretary Celebrezze has an nounced a countrywide investi gation of abuses under the de pendent childrens program The Welfare Mess is a term that has been tossed about too loosely in some towns and states where aid to the indigent has come under fire Yet the words may not be strong enough to describe the true state of affairs under the District of Columbias public assistance programs Even so staunch a friend of the underprivileged as the Wash ington Post was moved to com ment that no fairminded man can dispute the devastating evidence of maladministration that Sen Byrd of West Virginia has adduced in the current hear ings before his Senate District Appropriations s u b c ommittee The situation has received scant attention outside the capital so far National scandals not thoseof the District of Colum are what most people expect to come out of Washing ton Sen Roberf C Byrd began questioning District welfare costs last autumn Some of his critics thought the senator who got his start in life as an or phan reared on a North Carolina dirt farm was simply trying to cotton to southern conservatives in Congress Nine days of hearings were climaxed by a report from the comptroller general which showed there had been wholesale deceit on the pqrt of mothers on relief in the District In ah of 280 relief cases picked at random the comptroller general found irregularities in 257 of them A conservative estimate of iricligibles presently on de pendent childrens rollsin Wash ington was put by Bryd at 55 per cent All told about mil lion in tax funds may have gone into the pockets of ineligible clients over the past five years District relief Overpayments to recipients in 1961 amounted to at least 165 most of them the result of welfare workers closing cases but neglecting to issue stop orders on relief checks Subcom mittee investigators found that 136 telephones including n Princess phones and 38 colored phones available at extra cost were found in the homes of 102 relief clients District welfare officials have been directed to come back be fore Byrds committee in a few weeks with concrete steps to correct the abuses disclosed Al ready city officials have ob served that the answer is to gel tough District relief director Bernard W Scholz says social workers assessing eligibility are going to have to drop their trad itional friend at the door ap proach and start snooping around more actively for para mours under the bed District welfare rules like those in many other jurisdictions pro hibit aid on behalf of children if the mother maintains a continu ing relationship with a man Scholz speaks of the changing character of relief clients The deserving widows and orphans of the 1930s no longer comprise the bulk of those on relief be cause most of these are taken care of through Social Security According to the relief director the majority of Washingtons welfare clients today are from the bottom of the barrel alcoholics prostitutes criminals and the like some of them sec ond and third generation re liefers ineligibles off the rolls may not bring an immediate reduction in welfare costs More investigators will have to be hired to enforce the rules And more children will have to be institutionalized or put in foster at greater cost to the taxpayers LEPER COLONY LOOTED SAIGON Viet Nam munist Viet Cong guerrillas looted a leper colony at bayonet point 1hursday night taking all medicines plus the persona ef of teven nuns the Catholic Relief Services reported Friday MASSIVE RETALIATION Slingshots grew larger with each battle between rival groups of juveniles in one neighborhood at Corpus Christi Tex until this secret weapon appeared and the losers in the sling shot arms race called police Patrolman Paul Kinstley shows the giant slingshot the boys called the giant killer It took three 12yearold boys to shoot the weapon which was confiscated Slingshots of any size are illegal in Corpus Christi to Marilyns be divided 5 ways NEW YORK UPI Marilyn Monroe left an estate in excess of her will disclosed Friday The blonde actress estate was left to Lee Strasberg her drama coach and longtime friend her sister her former secretary and two friends The will filed for probate provided that all personal effects and clothing go to Strasberg to be distributed by him in his sole discretion among her friends colleagues and those to whom she was devoted Berniece Miracle Miss Mon roes sister receives and was bequeathed to her close friends Norman and Hedda Rosten for their daugh ters education The wDl provided a trust fund out of which a year is to be provided for the maintenance and support of her mother Gladys Baker who is confined in an institution An annual payment of goes for the support of her friend and former teacher Mrs Michael Chekhov The balance of the trust fund was bequeathed to Dr Marianne Kris to be used for the continuation of work among such psychiatric institu tions or groups as she shall select May Reis Miss M o n r o e former secretary and close friend was left or 25 percent of the total remainder of the estate whichever shall be the lesser and an additional 25 per cent goes to Dr Kris to be used for psychiatric purposes The will provides that the re maining balance goes to Stras berg 3 counties OKd Federal loans for hail loss Severe hail storms have resulted in Cerro Gordo Hancock and Wmnebago counties being designated foremergency loans from the Farmers Home Administration according to Irwin C Christiansen Cerro Gordo County FHA supervisor Theaction was taken by L B Liddy Iowa secretary of agriculture The storms causing extensive damage hit the area in July The announcement of the action came after Harold J Laures operating loan officer from the state office of the FHA had been in the area credit needs of farmers affected by the storms Applicants must meet ap proximately the same qualifica tions that are necessary for usual operating In addi tion the applicant must operate in a designated emergency area or a nbhdesignated area and have had substantial losses as result of natural disaster not general to the area He must unable to obtain sufficient operating capital else where to finance His actual needs to enable him to continue his normal farming or livestock operations The scope of farm ing operations to be financed with emergency loans is same as for operating loans except that emergency loans may be made to established operators of larger than family farms Emergency loan funds may be used for essential farm oper ating expenses purchase of livestock to replaco those lost destroyed or disposed of as a result of the natural disaster for which the area was designated purchase1 of replacement of farm equipment payment of cash rent interest family sub sistence needs repair of build ings and certain other purposes Interest will be charged at the rate of three per cent a year on all emergency loans Payments on principal will be scheduled on the note in accordance with the borrowers reasonable ability to pay determined by an analysis of his farm and home opera tions Christiansen has office days in Thompson at the City Hall every Tuesday from am until noon every Thursday from 8 am until noon in the Mason City office and in the Extension office in Garner on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from a m until noon Tempers flare probe of stockpile widens JFK in swing to West A decade L II of crisis PIERRE SD Kennedy declared Friday the na tion is entering a decade of crisis and we cannot afford inefficien cy and waste We cannot afford endless debate and delay Standing beside South Dakotas vast Oahe first stop in a weekend swing through the pictured the coun try as in a race with a chal lenge And he urged in his prepared address that all parts of the economy pull together or else uthe American people will be the losers South Dakotas Oahe Dam the first stop Friday is the worlds biggest packedearth dam Said Kennedy If the railroads prevent coal supply pipelines from conveying the resources ot our the mining interests prevent the use of nuclear energy for public and private transmis public and private power interests veto each others prog ress or if one region refuses to permit another to share in its we shaJ be en tering a decade of challenge and crisis with an inexcusablevul nerable attitude of waste Kennedy noted that the Oahe Dam was the fifth of six great dams to control the mainstream of the Missouri River and to gen erate electrical power to nine states And he said The key to this century is on the farm as well as the factory power in the country as well as the city From here Kennedy flies fur ther west to Pueblo Colo and Merced Calif to look at more water projects and at least take a peek at the political picture The White House calls Ken nedys trip nonpolitical and the government is thus picking up the tab But the President also has his eyes on the senatorial con tests in South Dakota and Colo rado and the race for governor between former Vice President Richard M Nixon and Gov Ed mund G Brown Gov Brown has a prominent role among the Kennedy welcom ers and in the San Luis ground breaking ceremonies and this is not calculated to do him harm in what is regarded widely as the top political bout of 1962 A Brown victory would just about mean he end of Nixon as a major po litical as a potential challenger of Kennedy again in 1964 proCommunist leased Friday North Iowa Mostly fair through Saturday A little warmer Friday night low near 50 Warmer Saturday high near 80 Iowa Fair east partly cloudy west Friday night and Satur day Few showers likely northwest early Saturday Warmer west and north cen tral Friday night and in east and south Saturday Lows Friday night lower 50s east to near 60 extreme west Highs Saturday 80 east to upper 80s west Further outlook Part ly cloudy and a littler warmer Sunday some scattered thun dershowers north Minnesota Growing cloudy showers Warmer Highs Sat urday near 88 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Friday Maximum x 77 Minimum 45 THEY Stuart Syming ton DMo and former secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey ex change heated words over aspects of the Senate Armed Services subcommit tees probe into stockpiling of strategic materials At center is Sen Strom Thurmond DSC rAP Photofax 5 Yanks held by Reds for year are released VIENTIANE Laos Americans and a Filipino held captive for more than a yearby forces were re The men who had all grown beards during their captivity were cheered by a crowd of sev eral hundred as they emerged rom the twinengine Sovietplane hat brought them to Vientiane rom Pathet Lao headquarters in he Plaine des Jarres Those released were Maj Law rence Bailey Laurel Md assist ant military attache at the US Embassy in Vientiane John Mc Vlorrow Brooklyn NY Edward Shore Jr Gallaway Tenn Sgt OrviHe B a 11 e n g r Columbus Ohio NBC cameraman Grant Wolfkill of Shelton Wash and Lorenzo Frigillana of the Philip pines All six appeared to have lost considerable weight Wolfkill left soon after for Bang kok en route to the United States NBC correspondent Jim Robinson who accompanied him said Wolf kill would leave Bangkok for New York as soon as possible The other Americans and Frig illana were flown to the US Air Force Clark base north of Manila for a medical checkup and inter rogation Wolfkill Shore McMorrow and Frigillana looked healthy and in good spirits but Ballenger was haggard and Loked tired Bailey had to be helped from the plane to the airport terminal An Army doctor Maj Estes Cohen who made a superficial check of the men aboard the plane said They are all okay except Bailey who is pretty weak Shore and McMorrow were ci vilian employes of the charter firm Air America which flew for the rightwing Laotian govern ment WoIfkiH was with them when their helicopter crashed be hind Red lines May 15 1961 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Duel at Berlin BERLIN East and West Berlin police fought a tear gas duel over the body of a refugee shot and killed by the Communists as he tried to scale the wall Peru government recognized WASHINGTON The United States formally recognized the monthold military government of Peru and said it is resuming most economic aid and Peace Corps programs Army cuts draft call WASHINGTON The Defense Department an nounced that the Army will draft only 4000 men in October the smallest number since March 1961 when 2500 were called Thedraft rate has been running this summer at 5000 per month Rail unions deny charge of two operating unions have accused the nations railroads of attempting to di vide and conquer the five ontrain brotherhoods in volved in a work rules dispute with the lines Neil P Speirs president of the Switchmens Union of North America and Louis J Wagner president of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen de nied their unions were in agreement with the rail roads on the work rules changes Moscow ready ior spacemen The Soviet capital donned carnival attire for the arrival of the Soviet space twins Maj Andnan Nikolayev and Lt Col Pavel Popovtch Soviet officials announced that their big parade will come Saturday Ballenger had been missin since April 22 1961 when four American military advisers were captured under circumstances the State Department has refused to divulge Bailey was captured when hi plane crashed March 23 1961 Frigillana an Air Americz mechanic disappeared in Decem ber 1960 during fighting between neutralist and rightwing forces for control of Vientiane Pathet Lao chief Prince Sou phanouvong had promised their release following last months Ge neva accord sanctioning a coali tion government for Laos and pledging the countrys neutrality Bailey 38 said he bailed out o a plane which was transporting seven other Americans before it crashed Speaking with great dif ficulty he saidhe did not know what went wrong with the plane and he was afraid all others aboard had died Bailey said when the Pathet Lao first captured him he was held in a house in eastern Sam Neua Province and given enough food But for the past II months he said he was confined in a cell which had only a very small win dow U S renews demand for Atest control GENEVA UP The United States said Friday small under ground nuclear weapon tests can be used for developing such new weapons as the pure usion bomb For this reason the US government cannot agree to any test ban treaty where observance is not guar anteed by effective control US ambassador Arthur H Dean told the 17nation dis armament meeting On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 Mason City News Latest Markets v7 Society News g North Iowa News TM2 Comics SAME Senator Ike aide in clash Symington upset WASHINGTON Sen ite investigation of stockpile nick 1 deals with companies of former secretary of the Treasury Georga VI Humphrey blew up Firday in n angry shouting exchange be ween Humphrey and subcommit ee Chairman Stuart Symington DMo Symington finally adjourned the ession after accusing Humphrey f insulting the Senate and grudg ngly allowing the Cleveland Ohio ndustrialist to reply briefly that Symingtons own statement was ample proof of press statements hat had aroused the senators ire The gist of the Humphrey com nents was that the inquiry is po itically motivated The hearing was called off sub ect to the call of the chair Sy mington said while further inves tigation is carried out on the han dling of the multimilliondollar mining and smelting contract Symington opened the second day of Humphreys testimony by objecting to comments the former top Eisenhower administration of ficial had made to the press He said the Humphrey state ment Thursday was an insult to the Senate in that it charged the stockpile investigation was politi cally motivated Brushing aside demands by Sen Prescott Bush RConn for a vote Symington said he planned to adjourn the hearings for fur her investigation Humphrey started to make a statement demanding to be heard You wouldnt dare Hum phrey said and Symingtons gav el banged down This hearing is adjourned snapped Symington Dont ever try to tell a United States senator what he would dare or wouldnt dare Humphrey never got to make his reply comment from the wit ness chair but after the uproar subsided he renewed his criticism and added to it in the glare of camera lights Flushed with anger Humphrey said he does not repent anything he has said This statement today has pro vided ample proof of the motiva tion of this committee he said This is self evidence of the prej udice with dvnich the whole hear held I did not attack the US Sen ate I attacked the bitterness and prejudice in which these hearings have been held Humphrey honorary chairman and former head f the M A Hanna Co of Cleveland Ohio had expected to resume the witness chair at 8 am He was scheduled for further questioning by the special Senate stockpiling committee about de itruction of records relating to the multimilliondollar nickel deal But Symington delayed the MS sion an hour and then began read ing a 10page statement which bit terly assailed Humphrey and his testimony Thursday The senator quoted Humphrey as telling a newsman they dont attack Ike former President Dwight D Eisenhower direct so they are attacking me This is a stab in the back Symington said Humphrey now impugns the motives of the Sen ate and this subcommittee Symington said that Thursday the subcommittee allowed Hum phrey to make many speeches in reply to questions many of which he did not answer There were some discrepan cies in his testimony however and the subcommittee intended to btain written clarification Iran him on jwch ;