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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Daily Newspaper Edited for The CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 102 news pa per AuocUUd UnitedPMu VuU that makes all North I o wans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 28 1942 OOo TblM Ptftt Coturtfts of Two NO JFK handed another by Congress High cost of space science billion adventure By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGarette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON This nations great hurry to get to the moon and the planets is likened by for mer President Eisenhower to a mad effort to win a stunt race A reliable news magazine asks experts whether the space pro gram is a billion boondog gle But President Kennedy in a press conference speaks feelingly of the effort in space as involv ing a great many possibilities in the future which are still al most unknown to us and just com ing over the horizon Few would quarrel with the principle of space exploration The critics of the vastly expanded program concentrate on the great cost and the determination to race against Russia The contro versy was accelerated by the twin cosmonaut feat of the Soviet Un ion in midAugust It remained hot as the United States senl a scout space ship to near Venus The program of th e Nationa Aeronautics and Space Admihis tration has aboutdblibled an nually NASAs budget was million in the i960 budgetary year million in 1961 bil lion in 1962 For 19C3 bil lion will be spent To put a man on the moon and bring him back is expected to costbetween billion and billion The question that is be ing asked is What could be done with that kind of money i we spent it on medical science education and research The ar gument has many ramifications One charge is that NASA is raid ing industry and the universities for scientific personnel Sen Wi liam Proxmire charges that there is great waste in the space program The matter of cost was drama tized in the failure of the firs US attempt at a Venus shot las July 22 The Mariner I space craft had to be destroyed a few minutes after it was launched from Cape Canaveral Richard B Morrison launch vehicle director for NASA told the House Space Committee an error in a com puter a miss ing the rocket from Its course The hyphen was no missed in 300 test runs of the equation The cost of the Alias Agena vehicle launch was million This weeks Mariner II succes should salvage something from the program however Defenders of the crash pro gramhave some equally cogen arguments Aside from the pres tige to be gained the effort h paying off in new findings in elec tronics weather control cnergj output metallurgy and in basic science Moreover the program materialistically provides grea stimulus to the economy It i creating jobs at all levels of and abilities It is beginning to approach the automobile industry in size Philosophically defenders sert the United States cannot af ford to neglect the effort We owe our very being to exploration no to try to bo the first to the plan els and the moon would be to deny our heritage And in a purely military sense as Air Force spokesmen have pointed out space is the higl ground which tacticians invari ably seek from which to observ and take action FLOOD VICTIMa SEOUL South tforea Rainswollen waters of the Dong hun River breached scvera dikes Tuesday and s w c p ihrough the city of Sunchon trapping many of its 70000 rcsi dents Officials listed 131 per eons killed and 59 others miss Ing Photofax OUTFOXED DECOY York City pa trolman Victor Ortiz dazed from blow on head awaits first aid as fellow officer talks with him in Central Park Ortiz a member of special police force which has launched an anticrime campaign desig nated Operation Decoy was patrolling in the park dressed as a woman complete with orange toreador pants shoulderlength hair piece and other accoutre ment Someone clubbed Ortiz over his black wig In the ensuing struggle the wig was knocked off Or tiz head Line maker goes berserk Painting the town white SHAMOK1N Pa town of Tharptown got an un expected whitewash Monday due to a highway errjploye who meant only to paint a new divider line along Route 122 A hose connected toan automatic line painter sprang a leak as the unidentified workerdrove through the center of town Quickdrying white paint gushed from a 200gallon pres surized tank onto road sidewalks fences lawns flowers hedges cars and trucks Police said the worker traveled at least two the entire length of honking automobile horns alerted him something was wrong N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Accepts Texas challenge DES Norman Erbe accepted a challenge to match Iowa pigs against Texas hogs in Texas State Fair competition this fall Texas doesnt know what its taking on when it challenges Iowa Erbe declared The challenge from Texas grew out of a controversy over the movie State Fair writ ten about Iowa but filmed in the Lone Star state Earthquake rocks Greece ATHENS severe earthquake shook most of Greece for 20 seconds toppling homes in some areas One death was reported The quake here was accompanied by strong tremors across southern Italy where a quake last week took 20 lives But no deaths were reported in Italy and officials said ini tial checks indicated the damage there was slight Cost of living rises cost of living rose by two tenths of one per cent in July to a record high largely because of higher prices for several impor tant foods and services The Bureau of Labor Sta tistics said the increase was largely seasonal The rise of 02 per cent brought the index to 1055 rer cent of the average prices in the 195759 base period From rags to riches aged oldage pen won on a twopenny bet in the British soccer pools Ellis Jones 75 and his wife Mabel 70 of Bristol have been living on old age pensions totaling a week Their prize money is not taxable Khrushchev sees TVicrnf Khrushchev interrupted his holidaymaking at Yalta and received U Thant act ing secretarygeneral of the United Nations hwan gets new post House approved the ap pointment of Rep Neal Smith DIowa to its ap propriations committee This action gives the state two members on the powerful committee Rep Ben F Jensen of Iowa second ranking Republican on the committee has been a member for 18 years Committee rejects jobless aid must OUR WIRE SERVICES Kennedys request for mother extension of jobless payments was killed Tues day by a House committee blighting a new bloom of optimism over the administrations legislative pro ram The setback came bare hours after the chief executive had praised Congress for recent progress toward writing some of his major proposals into law Kennedy offered the praise at a White House breakfast with Democratic congressional leaders They told him in return tha Poll tax satellite bills OKd ic could anticipate more favor able action on his list of prior ly bills But the Ways and Means com mittee promptly dashed this op imism by voting 13 to 12 helve the jobless bill Kennedy had listed the jobles Jill which would extend bene its to workers who had exhausted hem as one of several that should be enacted to help the ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The Mouse landed President Kennedy two egislative victories Monday by approving a constitutional amendment outlawing the poll ax and passing the communica ions satellite bill Both measures were among he five must bills singled out by the President last week for passage this session House ap proval sent the communications bill to the White House for Ken nedys signature The vote on the was 294 to 86 or 40 more than the wothirds majority required The poll taxes for federal goes to he state legislatures for ratifica ion andmustbe approved by 38 within the next seven years to become the 24th tothe Constitu ion The President said in a state ment he was confident there would quick approval by state legisla tures The Senate passed it three months ago If ratified five states now hav ng poll tax laws no longer could enforce them except in selections nvolving state or local officials The five states are Alabama Arkansas Mississippi Texas and Virginia Most members from those states opposed the resolution On the poll tax amendment 162 House Democrats and 132 Repub licans voted for it Opposing were 71 Democrats and 15 Republicans When the poll tax vote was oul of the way following a threehour southern attempt to delay the measure the House quickly anc overwhelmingly passed the com munications satellite bill The vote was 371 to 10 with al opposing votes castby Democrats The House already had approvec it before but had to vote again on the version that came out o the Senate after a hotlyfough battle that included a liberal fili buster and the Senates first clo ture vote in 35 years The House accepted the Sen ate version without change I sets up a privatelyowned and governmentsupervised compan to use Tclstartype satellites for worldwide relay of live television telephone and other communica tions On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 8 Society News 91011 North Iowa News 12 Sports 1314 Comics 16 Latest Markets 18 Mason City News 1819 Farm Features 22 SAME iovernment fight recession with out an immediate tax cut Labor Secretary Arthur J Gold berg who was present for the vote called the action unfortu nate and voiced hope it could be But House leaders saw no immediate way of achieving his The vote appeared to come as a shock to House leaders The egislation has had bipartisan support in the past On the show down nine Republicans and four Democrats voted against it The legislation would have pro vided up to 13 weeks additiona unemployment compensation for some 850000 workers whose bene fits have run out The extension would have run from Oct 1 1962 until March 31 1963 Other developments Senate cleared the way for early action on whether o keep Kennedys controversial investment t a x credit plan for Business An agreement was reached whereby this would be he first major vote in floor ac ion on the big tax revision bill Liberal Democrats who had clocked approval in a bloc of all 174 finance committee amend ments also agreed to go along with all but 11 amendments in a group Public con gressional leaders told President Kennedy at their weekly White House conference that prospects were good for passage of his proposed million public works program But Republican leaders served notice they would make every effort to kill the measure described by Kennedy as an important antirecession program The GOP leadership called the bill a complete to provide Dem ocrats a big political fund to in fluence the congressional elec tions North Iowa Occasional cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wed nesday Lows Tuesday night in the 50s Highs Wednesday in low 80s Iowa Generally fair and cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday Lows Tuesday night upper 40s northwest to upper 50s south east High Wednesday 70s northwest to 80s southeast and extreme south Further out look Partly cloudy chance of a few showers Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy cooler Highs Wednesday near 80 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 85 Minimum 56 At 8 am 65 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Max i mum 84 Minimum 57 ALL IN A YEARS Carey is the keep er of the GlobeGazettes weather instruments and his daily trips to the backyard involves plowing through snowdrifts or dodging the lawnmower de pending on the season Carey had just completed re cording 22 below zero days during February of last winter when the photographer snapped him appro priately dressed top With the mercury flirt ing with the 90degree mark these days Carey now goes about his chores with the bathingsuited assist ance of Terry Kim Mike and Billy Frenz children of Mr and Mrs Hilbert G Frenz 1321 9th SE takes action Strike nears embargo set CHICAGO UP The Chicago North Western Railway has issued a freight embargo in preparation for a shutdown of opera tions if its telegraphers strike at 6 am CST Thursday h A spokesman said the embargo was ordered so the railroads freight cars will be nearly empty when the lines 1000 telegUltdster NFO in major drive At war with processors FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOJNESFarmers by thousands jammed into Veter ans Memorial Auditorium here Tuesday with obvious determina tion to set a timetable for an allout battle for higher prices in the market place The mammoth crowd stalled the opening of the National Farm ers Organization NFO conven tion for more than 30 minutes NFO president Oren Lee Staley Rea Mo estimated between 6000 and 17000 members are on the auditorium or mlil ng around outside The green and white colors of he military young NFO were liberally displayed in and around the auditorium Members from 16 states arrived in buses and auto caravans bearing palcards and banners expressing their en thusiasm for an allout holding action We produce it Its ours Lets price one banner read Another draped over the audi torium section assigned to Calla vvay County Mo chapter read Action speaks much louder than words To hell with dragging your feet Lets go Despite Staleys announce ment calling off a planned dem onstration against Sears Roe buck Co thousands of the mail order firms catalogs were dumped unceremoniously in a pile on the auditorium steps Shortly before the meeting opened the stack of catalogs was about 14 feet in diameter and at least 6 feet high Staley called off the Sears demonstration Monday night aft er receiving a telegram from the firm thatdisassociated the mail order house from a con troversial report by the com mittee for Economic Develop ment A similar message had been received previously from the Ford Motor Co Staley termed the Ford and Sears statements repudiations of the CED farm proposals approved by the re search and policy committee Executives of Ford and Sears were members of the approving group The CED proposal called for removal of 2 million farmers from agriculture within the next five years and retraining them for other jobs Purpose of the leavethefarm program was to halt surplus farm production and cut costs of government subsidies The NFO board of directors charged that the CED proposal would destroy business in small towns across the nation and force between six and eight mil lion workers to seek other em ployment Staley has dubbed the CED the committee on economic raphers are set to strike and set up picket lines The AFLCIO Order of Railroad Telegraphers sent out its area strike teams and established headquarters in seven cities along North Western routes Chicago Milwaukee and Green Bay Wis St Paul Minn Clinton and Boone Iowa and Huron SD Thousands of Chicago area commuters looked for other transportation George E Leighty union president said the strike would not be applied to the Minneapolis St Louis Railroad bought Western two years North Western says Hoover is OK after surgery NEW YORK Presi dent Herbert Hoover underwent an abdominal operation Tuesday at the age of 88 Hoover was wheeled into the op erating room at Columbia Presby terian Medical Center at a m for removal of a polypoid le sion in the upper part of the large bowel The growth was described as a type that generally is noncancer ous The lesion was taken to a labo ratory for examination Results probably will not be announced aefore Wednesday The operation took more than three hours Hoover was in the operating room more than five hours A spokesman said Hoover withstood the operation well At regular team of three doctors performed the surgery The polyp showed up during Hoovers recent annual checkup North ago But the The would proposed be the holding action sevenyearold NFOs most ambitious attempt to hike farm prices Three previous holding actions on hogs by NFO members failed to create notice able effects on hog prices I believe we are stong enough now to have a reasonable chance of success Staley said And we intend to hold out until contracts with processors are signed Staley said the holding propos it does not intend to operate thejas for members to keep hogs 1500mile freight line that runsjoff thc market llntil farmers are from Minnnoruti a hundredweight for from Minneapolis into South Dakota and Iowa and has Pe oria 111 as its southern termin al if a strike takes place The strike has been called by the Order of Railroad Telegraph ers involving 1000 members But both rail and union spokesmen say the walkout would shut down operations of the entire system because 16500 members of other rail unions would refuse to cross the telegraphers picket lines Both sides held firm in the face of a strike the fourth called since the dispute started in 1957 The chief issue is the unions demand for management guarantee that jobs will not be abolished or dis continued except by agreement of both carrier and union The railroad management said the company has done all it can do to prevent the walkout and again emphasized refusal to grant what it termed a complete job freeze 190210 pound butchers graded No 1 and No 2 He said other minimum prices OREN LEE ;