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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1964, Mason City, Iowa He shuns executive position For job in I Peace Corps By TERRY SMITH New York News Service NEW the son of the secretary of labor doesnt make much difference around here Very little has been made of it Richard Wirtz said in his office at the headquarters of the Harlem Domestic Peace Corps Not everybody makes the connection and when they do they just smile I certainly dont ask for any special privileges and I dont get any Since August Wirtz 24 been assistant personnel co ordinator of the group He keeps track of 172 volunteers from a dusty cubicle of an office On the wall opposite his cluttered desk there is framed a photo graph of his father Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirtz If a Harlem office seems an unlikely location for the son of a Cabinet Member Richards route there is even less prob able In June of 1961 when his father was undersecretary of labor he graduated from Am herst College with a degree in American Studies He went on to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Af fairs at Princeton and earned his Masters in two years By this time the elder Wirtz was a full member of the Cab inet having succeeded Arthur Goldbergwho was appointed to the Supreme Court The young er Wirtz moved on to Washing ton as might be expected but not under his fathers shadow Through the Princeton faculty he had been put in touch with William Haddad then assistant director of the newlyformed Peace Corps Richard joined the staff I couldnt see myself as a junior executive in Washing ton he said working in an office remote from the people I was supposed to he serving Richard got in touch with Haddad who had left the Peace Corps and was in the middle of unsuccessful bid for the Democratic congressional nom ination on Manhattans West Side He offered me the chance to work on the campaign for whatever it cost me to live in New York Richard said and I jumped at the chance In the process of plugging for Haddad Richard met Gregory Simms a member of a Lower East Side reform club and di rector of the Harlem Domestic Peace Corps He spent the early summer as a corpsman in the in this case amounts to central joined the staff in August He likes his job and spends from 55 to 60 hours a week WIRTZ Continued on Page 2 Wont sign 3rd District vote canvass Leaves door to recounting open DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes refused Monday to put his signature to the offi cial canvass of the Nov 3 elec tion involving the 3rd District congressional race The canvass showed that Re publican Rep H R Gross of Waterloo won reelection by 419 votes over Democratic Stephen Peterson of Waterloo Gross was the only Republi can seeking major office to sur vive the Democratic landslide in the election Hughes did sign the can vasses of the other races But he said he did not want those signatures to be interpreted as certifying the 3rd congressional race The governor added that Pe terson is contesting the election and if that boy has any legal rights I want him to have them Peterson 27 has asked the Iowa Supreme Court for an in junction to restrict county audi tors in the district from dispos ing of the ballots cast as the first step toward a possible re count Hughes said he is willing to do what law provides but does not want to jeopardize Peter sons actions Iowa law says that when the canvassing board determines the winner of a congressional race the governor must sign the certificate of election North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness through Tuesday with occasional snow flurries and xlightly warmer Lows Monday night in upper teensHighs Tuesday around 30 X The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 7 1144 QOc a Paper Consists 01 Two Auocutcd Frew roll No 151 000 Damons theft American Russian children meet Smallfry EastWest summit is big a T Trtkt A f By ROBERT HOLTON MERRICK NY AP Two Russian and three American youngsters clasped hands across the threshold of an American home the other day and the cold war for the mo ment melted The pair of Moscow teen agers and my three eldest chil dren conducted in our home last Tuesday what probably was the first smallfry East West summit conference ever The experiment was a smash ing success Timothy Holton 7 and Yuri Popov 14 agreed to exchange backyard fortbuilding plans Peg Holton 6 and Irena To5 stikova 13 pledged to keep each other abreast of youthful fads in their respective coun tries And Jane Holton 3 fell in love with Yuri Mommy she said after the 10hour visit ended I love Yuri Hes so handsome and hes so kind Irena and Peg hit it off beau tifully from the moment they met until they kissed goodbye I have enjoyed myself in your home Peggy only I wish I had enough time to teach you to say I like you very much in Russian Irena said We must see each other again I promise I will never forget you and our visit here The two Russian youngsters spent the day in our suburban home during a twoweek stay in the United States as guests of the American Broadcasting Co during which they were filmed in a taped television program for showing next month The junior goodwill delegates wore slacks and skirts carried their credentials in their hearts and conducted discussions on the livingroom floor or across a toylittered playroom table It has been a wonderful ex perience to come into your home and see how you five Yuri said 1 enjoyed it very much I particularly liked the pretzels and the strawberry shortcake Those I never had before Irena who spent a good por tion of her time flitting about success the house in quest of pigtails to pull said she found our home warm pretty and full of lots of fun and laughing Yuri and Irena began their visit with a onehour commuter train trip from their Manhattan hotel to the suburbs The days activities included a tour of a junior high school where they SMALLFRY Continued on Page 3 Photofax PRIVATE SUMMIT US Secretary of State Dean Rusk left and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko present this interesting study as they con fer briefly in a hallway at the US Mission to the UN headquarters where they have been holding a series of conferences to discuss several points of mu tual interest to their two nations Red vow to cut tensions UNITED NATIONS NY Soviet Union Monday pledged its full support to UN efforts t o reduce world ten sions but struck out at Western policies on Viet Nam the Con go and a multilateral nuclear force The Soviet views were set forth by Foreign Minister An drei A Gromyko in a major policy speech before the 115na tion General Assembly He pro posed a world summit confer ence on disarmament and sub mitted a detailed memorandum on disarmament Western sources said the memorandum contained little new US Chief Delegate Adlai E Stevenson issued a statement calling Gromykos speech harsh cold war talk He said tie hoped it was more propa ganda than policy Evidently the world objec lives of the Soviet Union re main unchanged Stevenson declared Even selfdefense and aid to countries to protect their security and independence is wrong and illegal if it inter feres with the Soviet aggres sive ambition to communize the world The proposed multilateral nu clear force Gromyko said is incompatible with the reunifica tion of Germany and is the main obstacle in the way of halting the further dissemina tion of nuclear weapons Western diplomats said the Soviet proposals were largely the same as those previously made by them in UN arms talks The Soviet delegate specifi cally endorsed Red Chinas proposal for a meeting of the heads of state of all countries to consider a ban on all nuclear weapons He also backed the recommendation of the nona ligned nations at Cairo for a world disarmament conference He said Soviet government1 is prepared to participate in fur ther discussions in any forum and at any level including the highest one of the problem of general and complete disarma ment of banning and destroy ing nuclear weapons and of measures for the curtailment of the arms drive Gromyko pledged the Soviet governments complete support to the United Nations Wilson to sketch out arms offer Hopeful for early accord WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson and British Prime Minister Harold Wilson meeting alone for 90 minutes ranged around the globe Monday in discussions that spanned problems as diverse as mili tary issues international fi nances and poverty Indications from official sources were that only in a gen eral way did they begin to ap proach in their first session the central problem of how to organize and control the nu clear weapons force in the North Atlantic Treaty Organi zation Officials hope for agreement between the two leaders on the rough outlines of a system which can then be negotiated with West Germany and other interested bitter French opposition Wilson said NATO has been suffering from growing strains and stresses for two years and that these pressures can not be allowed to continue Johnson who recently said there is no crisis in the alli ance merely declared that Wilson and he would explore the complex and important problems facing our countries and the world The JohnsonWilson confer ence will continue through Tues day The President will then meet with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko on Wednesday That meeting will afford John son an opportunity to stress to the new government in Moscow his view that the projected NATO nuclear force opposed by the Soviet Union will not lead to the spreading of nuclear weapons Elevator in house falls Couple hurt and Mrs John T Johnson both in their 60s were injured Saturday night when an elevator in their home fell down its shaft to the basement Both are in a Mason City hos pital Mrs Johnson has a broken heel and severely bruised knee He has two broken ankles Mrs Johnson crawled out of the elevator and upstairs to the kitchen where she telephonec for help The elevator had been in stalled some years ago while they were caring for Mrs John sons father the late John Bonker The cause of the op crating failure had not been de termined Monday morning 23 YEARS AGO This was the scene at Pearl ooax Harbor on Dec 7 1941 as the batteredhulk of the a white monument straddles the Arizona On its Ub Navy battleshjp Arizona went to the bottom walls are inscribed the names of those who died dur dunng the Japanese air attack 23 years ago Today ing the attack Director of GOP national committee quits under fire WASHINGTON W U n d e r sharp fire from within the party John Grenier resigned Monday as executive director of the Republican National Com mittee His resignation announced by GOP National Chairman Dean Burch comes two days after the Republican Governors Associa tion called for a shakeup of the national committee leadership in the wake of Sen Barry Gold waters landslide defeat in No vember Bureh said he had accepted with deep regret Grcniers resignation effective as of Dec 31 1964 Said Burch in a statement John Grenier has worked Inside The Globe DISTRIBUTION center for DeLuxe to be here Page 16 Editorials 4 Society news 91011 brilliantly and effectively for our party throughout this presi dential year and his full time presence will be sorely missed by the National Committee However he will continue to contribute his political skill to the Republican party as Ala bama state chairman and will be available for consultation and special assignments as the need arises Governors make it hot for Burch An AP News Analysis By JACK BELL WASHINGTON AP Re publican governors have started a fire within their party that could make it difficult for Na tional Chairman Dean Burch to command the broadbase sup port he needs to hold his job Although they stopped short in a declaration at Denver Colo Sports news of calling collectively Bowling news IS for Burchs resignation there appeared to be majority belief among the 18 who attended that after Burch canvasses the situa tion thoroughly he may decide to step out Mason City news 1617 Comics North Iowa news Clear Lake news 18 20 21 Classified pages 2223 This was based in part on re ports given the governors in closed session that as many as 70 of the 138membcr Republi can National Committee may favor replacement of Burch Burchs own canvass of his strength within the committee was said to have been some what disappointing to him Sen Thruston B Morton of Kentucky former head of the committee made the point on a television broadcast Sunday ABC Issues and Answers that the chairman has to have broad support within the com mittee He added he didnt know anybody who would want to stay in that position that didnt have support of his own com mittee Morton who had announced his backing of Burch said it is up to the members of the Na tional Committee and no one else to determine whether Burch should be repiaced He added He must have broad support in the National Committee itself he must have broad support among the Re publican governors the Repub lican mayors Republican lead ers state chairmen vice chair IT en Young Republicans and all Although the governors avoid ed naming Burch in a declara tion setting out their ideas about revising the party leadership it seemed clear a majority were not offering the chairman the kind of broad support Morton said was necessary Gov George Romney of Mich igan said in a national telecas CBS Face the Nation hi is convinced a majority of thi National Committee member want Burch to go Romney wa joined by Govs Nelson A Rock efeller of New York William W Scranton of Pennsylvania Rob ert E Smylic of Idaho and some others in saying Burch must go Sen Barry Goldwater th defeated GOP presidential nom inee has said he is standing firmly behind Burch But even some of Goldwaters firmes supporters among the governor qualified their endorsement o the national chairman Gov Tim Babcock of Montan said Burch should have the op portunity to end the factional ism which is disrupting us Networks tie for popularity NEW YORK AP The ma jor television networks wound up in approximately a three way tie in audience popularity according to Nielsen rating made public Monday 6foot safe is opened One of largest in city history Cash believed to be in excess f was stolen from a safa at Damons Inc 107 N Fed ral during the weekend It is he largest theft here in many ears D G Klempnauer president and general manage of the store said Monday he had not yet made a complete determi ation of the loss in the theft It will be somewhere around 5000 Police said the sixfoot floor safe located on the third floor of the building was entered by beating a hole in the side The elates were removed and the nechanism to open the doors was tripped Klempnauer said about was taken from three cash registers which had been pried open Adding that he believes the thieves knew what they were doing Klempnauer said nothing else in the store ap pears to be disturbed The theft was reported shortly after pm Sunday by Robert Earner merchandise manager Police said the method of to the building has not been determined Exit was made through a rear door Agents from the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation hava joined police in an intensive in vestigation of the case Red money to assist Congo rebels CAIRO AP The Soviet Jnion reportedly has agreed to iclp finance the growing arms airlift to the Congolese rebels An East European Communist diplomat said the Soviets agreed last weekend to replen sh stocks of the Sovietmade weapons which Algeria and tha United Arab Republic are ship ping to Christophe Gbenyes orces The Russians also re portedly will pay part of the airlift costs Communist China has sup ported the rebels through its embassy in Burundi east of the Congo but when the rebels were driven north toward the Sudan ese border the supply lines be came difficult to maintain The Chinese are reported trying to improve their supply and tha Soviets apparently are trying to counter this Witnesses have seen Soviet built Antonov transports of Egyptian and Algerian registry ferrying weapons to the Congo through Khartoum and Juba la Sudan Soviet support of the air lift was negotiated in Cairo by rebel defense minister Gas ton Soumialot and the Soviet ambassador to Egypt Vladimir Erofeev In the former rebel capital of Stanleyville about 20 white mer cenaries and a company of Con golese government soldiers crossed the Congo River in barges Sunday to clean out re bel snipers in the native quarter on the south bank Radio messages said about 80 rebels surrendered One white soldier was wounded Rebel casualties were not reported SHASTRI FLIES HOME NEW DELHI India Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri of ndia returned to New Delhi Monday after a threeday state visit to Britain and said he was completely satisfied with his talks Investigate Belmond crash that takes third life twocar Satur day accident east of here claimed its third life Monday morning when Nysco Boelman 75 of Belmond died of injuries suffered in the wreck spine Authorities hers are continuing fair condition in Belmond Com jL an investigation into the Hospital where he is be sion which also killed Boelmans wife Fannie 73 and Mrs Rob ert G Betty 23 of rural Alexander Robert Weniel 27 still In treated for a r fracture and injuries to his Boelman died at the Belmond hospital at am He had suffered brain injuries multiple fractures and multiple lacera tions fatalities marked tht ninth and tenth and eleventh in Wright County this year Wright County Sheriff Robert Blecker who investigated the accident along with Ray Thomp son Belmond chief of police and Ben Urban of the Iowa Highway Patrol told the Globe Gazette that the accident oc curred aboul pm Satur day on a gravel road intersec tion two miles east of here The Boelman car was traveling west and the W e n z e 1 car north Blecker said The sheriff estimated that some 50 feet of skid marks were left by the Wenzel car attempt ing to stop There were no skid marks left by tbe Boelman car he said Northbound cars have about a quarter mile or more of visi CRASH on 2 ;