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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 102 The newspaper AwocUUd ud OnlUd Press InUnuttoaftl fufl UAM HOME EDITION that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST W 1962 rtflc a CowIsU of 171 Got cantaloupe as Estes gift FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WAS Hl N G T 0 Undersecretary Charles S Murphy declared Wednesday that his de partment exhibited no the fairness and justice every American has a right to expect in its dealings with Billie Sol Estes He said he had received two small crates of cantaloupes from Estes But he said no one tried to bring pressure of any kind There was no favoritism he said I wanted to see that all citizens concerned includ ing Estes got what they were legally entitled more and no less Murphy he departments sec ond ranking official defended his actions and decisions in a detailed statement to the Senate Gambling still pays for some But inquiries are ordered By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau gross take from gambling in the United are States is at least billion a year About 70000 persons engaged in the business The first of these figures comes from testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations The second estimate was made last year by Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy when appearing be fore the House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee You can get almost any kind of estimate you want on the proceeds of gambling Take horseracing alone The annual legitimate betting handle is well in excess of than billion in New York State And according to a rule of thumb well regarded by gamblers for every dollar bet on the track two dol lars are bet off Many more bil lions are wagered illegally with bookmakers on baseball football and basketball games t The sum of estimattc of illegal gambling however rough is that crime does pay and handsomely It is the belief of the attorney it is not exclusive with the crime of gambling pays for other crime Kennedy told the House subcom mittee last year Organized crime is nourished by a number primary of activities but the source of its growth is illicit gambling This Js the principal reason for a federal grand jury investigation of gambling at Las Vegas Nav where the pastime of course is legal The attorney general is checking on the possibility that bigtime racketeers have moved into secret ownership of some of the Las Vegas pleasure traps The Justice Department for a year and a half has had a 60 man staff concentrating on 700 known underworld leaders In the Enemy Within Kennedy wrote If we do not on a national scale attack organized criminals with weapons and techniques as effec tive as their own they will de stroy us This is in marked contrast with the traditional view of the Federal Bureau of Investi at least the preKen nedy large criminal syndicates do not exist or if they do that dealing with them is a state and local law enforcement problem Kennedy told the National As sociation of District Attorneys that three federal laws enacted last year at his request had en abled the government to make a denl in illegal gambling He urged the passage of his pending anticrime package proposals ban ning interstate shipment of pin ball machines and authorizing limited legalized wiretapping Investigation crimes in of specific serious I n v e stigations subcommittee The group is trying to determine whether the Texas farm tycoon got favored treatment Murphy who has been accused of bad judgment at best dealt at length with his decision to permit Estes to become a mem ber of the National Cotton Ad visory Committee A subordi nate official had recommended strongly against the move be cause of derogatory informa tion about Estes If the decision was in error Murphy said it was an error due to my application of the principle that in balancing the power of the government against an individual citizen the rights of the citizen should be given due consideration even tq the extent of considering him inno cent until he had been proved guilty Murphy recalled he received the first crate of cantaloupes six or eight weeks after Estes attended his first Cotton Ad visory Committee meeting in July 1961 AfUr the second crate arrived several weeks later he said he wrote Estes not to send any m o r e although they were nighty good cantaloupes Exceptfor these canta loupes Murphy remarked I lave received no gifts gratui ties or other benefits from Estes No one has ever asked me or tried in any way to in duce me to make any decision or take any action relating to Estes on any basis other than ts merits Two other CAROLINE IN COSTUMECaroIine KennedyPfouT yearold daughter of the President wears a Taran tella dancer costume during ceremony in Ravello Italy at which Mrs Kennedy received a parchment proclaiming her an honorary citizen of Ravello The two are winding up an with a trip to Capri extended Italian vacation FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES officials left the agriculture department after charges were aired that they had accepted gratuities from Estes One of them Emery E Jac obs deputy administrator of the agriculture stabilization and conservation service de nied that Estes had purchased expensive clothing for him The other James Ralph an assist ant secretary admitted that he used Estes telephone credit card BORDER SEALED HONG KONGIfl Red China closed its border with Hong Kong Wednesday minutes after a bomb exploded on the Chinese side of the border station at Shumchun The explosion was he seventh in a series of blasts hat have rocked border stations acmg Hong Kong and the near by Portuguese colony of Macao Denounce NFO ing action ANOTHER STORY ON PAGE 2 income recent weeks SAME Floret BUek Meant TraHU 24 furtfj Planned bv tne National Farm Organization NFO to withhold products from market in order to force price in creases will not succeed heads of other farm organizations said Wednesday James T Patton president of the National Farmers Union said the plan would fail because not enough farmers would join the holding action of the NFO Furthermore the consumers wouldnt stand for it if in the long run it got down where it would pinch them Patton said Farm products are a farmers wages Its not like some body putting capital into something When he needs those things have got to go market Patton said Don Magdanz executive sec retary of the National Livestock Feeders Association said the NFO plan was definitely un wise Magdanz said it unquestion ably cannot accomplish satisfac tory results He said nonNFO members such as the livestock marketers who belong to his or ganization would continue to market their stock in an orderly fashion Hart Jorgensen president of the Omaha Neb Livestock Foundation said previous NFO withholding actions hadsno effect on the market However Jorgensen said he didnt know whether the NFO now had enough members to make the action effective Jbrgensen and other stockmen said beef and pork cannot be stored and an increase in ani mal tonnage could depress prices when they were finally marketed The irony is one official said the beef they hold back will gain as much as 2A pounds a day When they go to market therell be more tonnage which depresses feats the NFOs purpose Exactly where the pinch might be felt first is again not easy to predict North Iowa Partlycloudy scat tered thundershowers con tinued warm and humid Wed nesday nights lows in the 60s Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers derstorms not so warm Thursday highs in low 80s Iowa Considerable Wednesday night and Thurs day with scattered showers and thunderstorms Locally heavy rain likely southwest Thursday Lows Wednesday night near 50 northwest to 60 southeast and extreme south Highs Thursday in the 80s Further outlook Partly cloudy with scattered showers likely east somewhat cooler Friday Minnesota Variable cloudiness showers Highs Thursday 70s m Last dit bid t rail strik Seismic blasts beg u n First shock at Northwood The seismic arti iiciallytriggered e g a n in North Iowa Wednesday after noon The probe conducted by geol ogists to help explain whether valuable iron ore deposits lie under North Iowa probably will continue nightly until Sept 17 The geologists and graduate students will use Nitramon a DuPont nitrocarbonitrate prod uct in water in quarries to cre ate the blasts The first blast was to be on farm about miles south east of Northwood located in the extreme northwest corner of Section 14 Kensett Township Worth County The second blast will be in a quarry on a farm a mile south Blasts will be triggered at night with the second blast com ing about an hour afterthe first blast The double blasts will be used as part of the new techniques de veloped by geologists at the Uni versity of Wisconsin to obtain in formation on the earth down to the junction of the crust with the mantle They hope to obtain in formation from more than 30 miles deep Ten trucks with recording equipment will be spaced out leading into southwest Iowa day the trucks will move on southwest until the last truck reaches a distance of 210 from he Northwood area The geologists according to Dr Charles N Brown assistant state eologist hope to gain informa ion about the belt that runs un der Iowa from Mason City south vest past Fort Dodge and Coun cil Bluffs and on into Nebraska and Kansas Previous scientific studies indicate the iron ore or other valuable ore may liebe ow this belt that runs about 35 o 40 miles wide and is a continu ation of a similar belt that comes down from the iron range in nor or thunthem Minnesota into Iowa The seismic probe is conducted mder Dr George Woollard and Dr Robert P Meyer of the Geo cloudmess physScal University of Wisconsin GlobeGazette weather data deto 8 am Wednesday Maximum 55 Minimum 61 Sunrise Sunset up Bulletin WASHINGTON ident Kennedy Wednesday an nounced the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter and the selection of Labor Secretary Arthur J Goldberg to replace him Or the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 12131415 Sports 2122 North Iowa News 23 Clear Lake News2425 Mason City News 3233 Comics 34 Photoiax FIRE IN MOUNTAINS One of five brush fires burning out of control races across the San Gabriel mountains in the outskirts of Los Angeles Some 30000 acres were blackened arid oil tanks arid buiJd much of Gene Autrys famed Mel ody destroyed N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Seeks to free Cubans NEW B Donovan the lawyer who arranged the release of U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers said he would leave for Cuba to negotiate the return of all prisoners captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion New shooting in Algiers broke out in several areas of Algiers after the leader of the National Libera tion Army ALN had said his forces would storm the capital if the political bureau headed by leftist vice premier Ahmed Ben Bella gave the order integrates CHATTANOOGA quietly admitted 39 Negro youngsters for registration at six formerly white grammar schools as the first step in a 7year program of racial integration But none of the 32 white youngsters scheduled for registration at four Negro schools showed up Mariner 470000 miles out CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Mariner 2 the Venusbound space vehicle was about 470000 miles from earth at last report traveling at a speed of 7260 miles an hour Its instruments are working perfectly scientists said Relief bill approved HOUSP racked up a victory for President Kennedy by pasing a million public works bill which the administration said would provide jobs in depressed areas The measure attacked by Republicans as a Democratic votebuy ing bill was approved by voice vote Interstate and For eign Commerce Committee on June 15 reported with amendments a Senatepassed bill to expand the Johnson Act of 1951 which out lawed interstate transportation of slot machines so as to include pin ball machines roulette wheels and other devices primarily used in gambling A somewhat looser measure than the Senate bill it was ap proved by the House on June 29 Conferees are meeting to iron out the differences With Congress so bogged down it is at the end of August the attorney general can expect little additional help from the Hiii this year Man cut in half by his doctors has survived for year NEW YORK man cut lhP uJL NEW YORK man cut in half to get rid of the paralyzed cancerstricken lower part of his body has survived for one year and is on the road to what may become a useful life Surgeons at the University of Minnesota Hospitals where the operation was performed to re move the legs and pelvis believe it is the first of its kind in which a patient has survived for any length of lime The backbone severed at the level of Use navel but no vital organs or intestine were doctors said The normal outlets for waste materials had to be relocated and the patient continues to a catheter or tube in his bladder Six surgeons three nurses and one anethesologist took part in the operation The amazing case was present ed in a report to the American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation meeting here University of Minnesota staff members who prepared the paper were Dr J Bradley Aust asso ciate professor f surgery who headed the operating team Dr Frederic J Kottke head of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitationand two other members of the department Dr Welter J Dawson and Dr Jessie K M Easton Identity of the 30yearold pa tient is being withheld by physi cians This is his history as detailed at a Minneapolis press conference by Drs Aust Kottke and Easton in advance of todays session He was paralyzed from the wfeist down from birth with a spina twopronged spine which is open over the spinal cord As an infant in a poor family he got poor care An ulcer on his buttocks was agitated by his con finement and lack of control over elimination of waste matters Jt became a huge sore and can cer began its deadly work as the young man lay listlessly on his bed day and night Other doctors had thrown up their hands in defeat Death seemed certain within one year Finally at the age of 29 the man was taken to University Hos pitals and given his choice of lim ited days with useless limbs and pelvis or a possible restoration The man chose the operation Last October the team headed by Dr Aust severed him at the navel in an operation that required four and a half hours He and Dr Kottke pointed out the man still has his troubles He has a kidney problem although waste matter is carried out through cystostomy and colostomy operations And we dont know yet wheth er we have cured his cancer added Dr Aust who said it may take four or five years to deter mine whether traces of the disease ave been removed He can lift himself with a trap eze into a fiber reinforced plastic body jacket bolted to a wheel chair Then he moves about to the woodwork table at a therapy center where he enjoys making such things ns breadboards With a leather tooling kit he makes belts purses and billfolds Another plea by Kennedy But set for stoppage ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CHICAGO Labor Secretary thur Goldberg acting under rgent orders from President Lennedy Wednesday launched last ditch fight to head off a trike on the nations third larg est railroad Goldberg flew to Chicago in a Vhite House plane in hopes of stopping a walkout of 1000 teleg scheduled for 6 am Thursday against the Chicago nd North Western Railway The strike would force the 10 00mile line to close down its jperations in nine midwestern tates Approximately one third f Chicagos army of railroad ommuters 70000 passengers have to find new ransportation to and from their obs Goldberg accompanied by La bor Undersecretary Willard Wirtz sat down Ben W Heineman chairman the North Western and George E Leighfy president of the Order of RaiJroatJ Telegraphers Chicago Mayor Bichard J Daley who had joined Kennedy n requesting the new negotia lons and Francis ONeill of he National Mediation Board at in on the sessions Before entering the conference oom Goldberg said J am sure f cooperation but I cant guar ntee a settlement We will urge theparties to ooperate he said It is in he interest of the public as well Eight trains The Mason Cify station planned to close down Wed nesday night unless the strike is called off Arthur E Kntght district sales agent said serv ice in the city will be tied op as far as the Chicago North Western and MinneapolisSt Louis lines are concerned There normally are eight trains in and out of Mason City and six switch engines in operation s the parties involved that an quitable solution be found At the meetings start the nton and railroad were dead ocked over the issue of whether he North Western should be al owed to eliminate some jobs vHhout consultation with the RT The government has exhausted 11 legal means of preventing a stoppage The President ap winted an emergency board in pril but its recommendations ailed to win approval The North Western already has repared for a shutdown of opera ons The railroad ordered a embargo effective at m CST Wednesday so that hipments could be delivered to estinations or connecting rail roads before the strike deadline The board had proposed that the North Western be allowed to eliminate any jobs that it feels it can do without but that it be obligated to try to take care of displaced telegraphers in some manner The North Western accepted the proposal The union did not Kennedy appealed on Aug l for a 45day postponement of any walkout with the provision that either side should reduce the period if it wished The union de cided to exercise this right and set the Thursday deadline The union has demanded that no telegraphers or station agents job that existed Dec 3 1957 be discontinued except by agree ment between tho railroad and the union The North Western contends Lhat this would give the union an absolute veto over tcchnotag icai improvements end over mod aiid JJJ cfcncy ;