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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Minnesota bonks indicted See story on page 2 HOME EDITION Pierre puff sets fitness hike WASHINGTON White was amassing a valiant but largely reluctant band of volunteers for the most improbable marching plan since Hannibal crossed the Alps At press secretary Pierre Salingers unsolicited instiga tion and with Salinger in the lead a portion of President Kennedys official family will go hiking next Friday with a group of apprehensive news men The idea is to prove that physical fitness is good for you Considering that the ven ture momentarily replaced Cuba as Topic A on the New Frontier t wont be an ordinary hike The marchers will assemble in the Georgetown section of M 1 m The debt Jackson to JFK to billion By WILLIAM CANT New York Herald Triburw News Service WASHINGTON Back in 1835 when Andrew Jackson was president the government owed a paltry the lowest the national debt has ever been and a far cry from todays staggering billion or so With the anticipated deficit of almost billion this fiscal year and the proposed tax cut the Kennedy administration is expected to seek congressional approval to increase the present national debt ceiling of bil lion to billion Currently the per capita debt is around which would rise to about if a total ceiling of billion is reached Even so it would be well under the high per capita just after World War II On Feb 281946 the debt total was billion but there were about 45 million fewer people in the country then than nowaccount ing for the high per capita figure In J a c k s o ns time theoretically every man wom Washington in the cold grey light of morning and then trudge up the Chesapeake Ohio Canal How much of the 184 miles the hikers will whether they even will reach the Maryland line about six miles along the un known Salinger who packs 185 pounds into his portly five foot nineinch frame offered some reassurance when asked bow far he planned to go Until I give out I have a feeling we wont go too far The whole idea started when Kennedy told Gen David Shoup Marine Corps comman dant to implement an order Theodore Roosevelt issued as President in 1908 requiring Marine officers periodically to hike 50 miles within 3 days The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 1M3 10c a copy No 1 No need to worry K ABDEL AREF Kassem of Iraq is dead Instructors in Cuba FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES MOSCOW Soviet Premier Khrushchev said Saturday that Russian forces in Cuba were there as weapons instructors and that American concern over them was not justified The Soviet leaders remarks were reported to western news mdn here by visiting Canadian newspaper publisher Roy Thom son who had a conver sation with Khrushchev Thomson said he had asked BEIRUT Lebanon Khrushchev whether concern in firing squads have executed Iraqs1 overthrown Premier Abdel Kerim Kassem and three of his top lieu tenants the Baghdad radio an nounced Saturday The executions took place after the United States over Soviet troops and weapons still in Cuba was justified Absolutely not Thomson quoted Khrushchevas saying Khrushchev added that So viet forces in Cuba were there to teach Cubans the use of ad vanced weapons with which they had been supplied and for no other purpose Asked how many Russian troops there were in Cuba Khrushchev said he didnt know but would look it up Thomson who was accom panied by other British busi nessmen at the meeting with Khrushchev is here as leader of a 170man British delegation He quoted Khrushchev as say ing that the Soviet leader was not satisfied with the state of current RussoAmerican rela tions Khrushchev who dealt with many issues was also quoted as saying he was not at all unhap Chi and an and child of the 14 million lhe efcutions took place after owed less than a quarter of he eapture of Kassem and his a cent ThtfUS started business with what was considered a whopping debt million which rep resented obligations of the orig inal 13 States including million owed France Spain and Hollandfor loans made during the Revolution The per capita figure in 1790 was By 1810 the debt had been re duced to million but the War of 1812 and reconstruction projects immediately thereaf ter shot the totalup to million by 1816 However in the next 25 years the debt was practically wiped out through expanding custom receipts and the sale of public lands The government was able to buy up its securties and Jackson missed cleaning the slate by less than the salary today vice presidents The panic of 1837 caused the debt to rise to 104 million by 1839 Creeping up to mil lion in 1844 the Mexican War and its aftermath increased the obligation to million in 1849 and by 1861 it had reached million due to decreased custom duties and to public improve ments The Civil War threatened to wreck the country financially For the first time the billion dollar mark was passed in 186 and climbed to S28 billion bj aides by army rebels who staged lightning revolt Friday the jroadcast said Earlier broadcasts by the new proNasser regime had said Kas sem was destroyed but gave no details of his reported death It was believed by some that he could have fled from his besieged Jefense ministry and made good iis escape by boat on the Tigri River Another broadcast Saturday said that the bodies of two of Kassems lieutenants had been found by sol diers in the rubble of the bombed out ministry As soon as the an nouncer read his statement other voices were heard shouting that the mad dictator has met his death beneath the feet of the peo pie Indicating that antiCommunist rebels may not yet have extended their supremacy everywhere oth er broadcasts urged people to re port to recruiting centers and en list to defend the revolt against Kassems supporters Borders and airports remained sealed off from the rest of the world and Iraqis were warned that violators of a curfew would be shot Syria Iraqs northwest neighbor closed its own borders dnd braced for possible trouble from the pro Nasser new regime The situation in Damascus where proNasser i students had demonstrated against Turkey on the northeastern bor der alerted its gendarmerie and air force units on the frontier Prime Minister Ismet Inonu was quoted in the Turkish press as saying my guess is Nasser has a finger in this affair The tenor of accounts in the 18GG the government last month was However the next quarter ofidescribed as tense a century saw a period of al most unbroken debt reduction and in 1892 it dropped slightly under the billion mark for al most two years In 1894 it rose to slightly more than a billion and has never been under that figure since The Spanish American war only moved it up to billion and by 1916 the figure was reduced to billion World War I sent the debt soaring to billion by 1919 but the per capita figure was only Considerable im provement was made in the next decade the debt being re duced to billion in But the depression and thcj Turkish press indicated the writ1 crs believed the revolt was justi1 fied The three executed besides Kasi sem were Col Gadel Abass Elj Mahdawi president of the Peo ples Court Taha Sheikh AIimed4 described as a notorious Commu nist agent and a Lt Kanaan of News in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Ceylon may turn to Russia COLOMBO Ceylon Political commentators here said Ceylon deprived of U S aid because of its failure to pay for property taken from American oil companies may turn to Russia for help and a tough lyworded Cabinet communique called on the people of Ceylon to make the necessary sacrifices to con tinue the countrys economic development Reiugees tell of rockets MIAMI One of 140 Cuban refugees who ar rived on a Red Cross mercy flight from Havana said the Russians have turned Oriente Province on the southeastern tip of Cuba into a rocket stronghold The U S naval base at Guantanamo is in Oriente Province Contempt case studied NEW ORLEANS The U S5th Circuit Court of Appeals studied the future of criminal contempt proceedings against Mississippi Gov Ross Barnett and Lt Gov Paul Johnson Barnett and Johnson are charged with attempting to block Negro James Mere diths enrollment at the University of Mississippi last fall The appeals court must decide whether to dismiss the charges or when or where a trial can be held or whether there should be a jury trial No attitude on Iraq WASHINGTON The United States awaited clarification of the situation in Iraq before taking any formal attitude toward the new regime in that country But the State Department regarded the new Iraqi government as apparently antiCommunist and in this respect it was regarded as a definite im provement over that of Kassem Returns to Geneva talks WASHINGTON U S disarmament chief Wil liam Foster headed for Geneva and a resumption of the 17nation disarmament conference But the U S wary of Soviet stalling has already resumed underground nuclear tests North Iowa Cloudy through Sunday Occasional periods of snow not much change in temperature Low Saturday night 7 to 14 high Sunday in teens Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Sunday Occasional snow in the east Saturday night Little temperature change Lows Saturday night near 10 northeast to 20 south west Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 21 Minimum 14 At 8 am 14 Precipitation 1W snow Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 18 Minimum 4 Light snow to continue A fresh coating of several inch es of new snow blanketed most of Iowa Friday and Friday night However the extreme eastern counties escaped most of it The new fall as of early Satur day totaled three inches at Des Moincs Mason City and Spencer and two inches at Ottumwa Wa py about the current dissen sion among the Western allies following Frances torpedoing of Britains bid to enter the Eur opean Common Market Thompson said Khrushchev told him the Communist nese are our friends would always be When friends quarrel it is not always seri ous the Soviet leader told him In Washington meanwhile President Kennedy is reported to have expressed hope that the problem of Soviet troops in Cuba will be resolved by the time he leaves for Costa Rica for talks in midMarch US diplomatic informants said Kennedy voiced this hope during a White House meeting Thursday with Costa Ricas for eign minister Daniel Oduber However the sources empha sized that Kennedy did not spe cify or predict a deadline after which some action might be taken At his Thursday news confer ence the President recalled that Soviet Premier Khrushchev had promised that Russian troops will be withdrawn from Cuba in due time He said the United States is trying to deter mine through discussions when this may come about U S and LatinAmerican dip lomats discounted one report which quoted the President as telling an unidentified Latin American diplomat Thursday that he is confident Soviet troops will be off the island by March and that if they are not he plans concerted action with other hemisphere nations The question of Soviet power in Cuba was discussed again Friday by Sen Kenneth B Keat ing and John A McCone direc tor of the Central Intelligence Agency Neither Keating nor McCone would shed any light on details Photofax RUSHED BY FRATERNITY Shayne Schneider a University of Wisconsin freshman from Mamaron eck N Y received an invitation to rush Wisconsins Psi Upsilon fraternity She was the only rushee to turn up in spike heels and a sheath dress The broth ers were wonderful to me said Shayne She tried pipe smoking to establish rapport with the fra ternity men The mixup came about because of con fusion over the girls first name nothing else For legislature bills still ahead DBS MOINES Wl The Iowa Legislature using a 13point Republican policy statement as a blueprint for action is wading into many pieces of importantleg islationunusually early in the session The pacethus far has been hectic but there are solid ac complishments to show for the hard work of the sessions first four weeks of their talk although Keating told reporters that McCone promised him that his recom J JldVt 11UL UUCll terioo Cedar Rapids and Sioux able to confirm and which I have not publicly revealed City The mendations will be transmttte to the President Saturday Keating added that none of his proposals involves military ac tion against Cuba The additional data he sup plied McConc Keating said dealt with reports of a military buildup which I have not been Weather Bureau said the publicspending program of President Franklin D Roose velt pushed the debt up to billion by 1939 Then it really began to climb because of the preparedness 1943 it reached billion and almost doubled by 1946 reach ing billion in 1946 under President Truman It was brought down to billion i in 1948 but since then has been edging up over the years ly because of heavy defense spending VETERAN FLIER DIES LODI N J M Wesley L Smith 69 who set a transcon tinental record in 1924 when he became the first Army pilot to fly a 50pound mail load from New York to California died Friday TO HEAR APPEAL NEW ORLEANS UPI A threejudge panel of the U S 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear in Atlanta Feb 16 an appeal by Negro student Dew ey Roosevelt Greene for im mediate admission to the Uni of Mississippi Greene 22yearold Navy veteran told the court that he was cle nied admission to Ole Miss be cause of his race The Shaff plan of legislative which the GOP policy statement promised early passed both houses and a special election for the people to approve the pro posed constitutional amendment is set for next Dee 3 The Senate has passed bills to implement four of the other points in the Republican policy statement Another bill I On the Inside snow would continue intermittent ly across the state Saturday di minishing Saturday night Cloudy skies should continue over Iowa through Sunday the bureau add ed Temperature changes should be minor but tending toward colder weather Highest readings Friday ranged from IS degrees at Dubuqtie to 32 at Sioux City and Council Bkiffs Saturday lows ranged from 1 degrees at Dubuque to 29 at Council Bluffs Sunday morning lows are due 0 be near 10 degrees in the north east and in the 20s in the south west Case of liquor found in Sioux City club I WnrnH HIGHER DRAFT CALL WASHINGTON De fense Department issued a call Friday for 10000 draftees for the Army during April The quota was 1000 higher than the call is sued for Marc h and was the hightcst since 15000 men were drafted in January 1962 SAME Photofix TAKES YOUNG BRIDE Actor Tony Curtis 37 and his bride Christine Kaufmann 18 were married in a fiveminute ceremony at Las Vegas Nev It was her first marriage while Curtis recently was divorced by actress Janet Leigh He met the slender German born actress a year ago when they were making the picture Taras Bulba in Argentina Editorials Page 4 The Surveyor 5 Religious Features 67 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 17 Comics 18 Business News 1920 North Iowa News 22 DUCHESS PLANS VISIT WASHINGTON UPI Presi dent Kennedy announced Friday Grand Duchess Charlott of Lux embdurg will make an official visil to Washington April 30 and May 1 Not a Dominican agent columnist Cassini says WASHINGTON Debonair Idictment against Cassini Friday Igor Cassini who writes of thej A department spokesman said Smart Set under the name Chollyjthe jury accused Cassini of shar Knickerbockcr has been indicted i ing fees of almost for on charges of failing to political propaganda 26yearold Sioux rcgime tne late Rafacii0f government bartender was charged J maintaining a liquor nuisance after a raid on the Penthouse here early Saturday Sioux City police confiscated a case of liquor in the raid WAREHOUSE BURNED CARACAS Venezuela UPI Terrorists believed to be Communists burned d o w n a Scars Roebuck and Company warehouse Friday causing an estimated million damage The period covered in in dictment is from June 1959 to No Tlie 47yearold society colum nist younger brother of Mrs John F Kennedys dress designer Olcg Csssini labeled the charge assassinated in May untrue Also named in two counts of the indictment was R Paul England I am confident 1 will bejer 76yearold New York lawyer cleared of this technical charge of nonregistration he said The Justice Department said a federal grand jury investigating Dominican lobbying in the United States returned a fourcount iu increase workmens compen sation benefits for workers in iured on the up in he House Monday Im very well pleased with the progress of the session thus far said Rep John Mowry RMar shalltown House majority floor eader But we have yet to come o grips with the money bills Those are going to take time and t probably will be several weeks jefore the committees are ready 0 bring out any of the major money items Besides reapportionment the policy statement measures passed by the Senate thus far include Control of brucellosis in cattle increased benefits for members of the Iowa Public Employes Re tirement System granting the Iowa Commerce Commission au thority to regulate the rates and services of utilities and legisla tion to establish the procedure for involuntary retirement of Iowa Supreme Court and District Court judges for permanent physical or mental disability Republican pledges of ax revi sion increasing state aid to schools and adequate appropria tions for institutions of higher learning all are money matters that will be threshed out as the legislature fashions the state bud get So is a pledge to appropriate funds to allow state participation in the KerrMills program of med ical aid to the aged Bills havent yet reached the opment and tourism or to try to insure that more of the road use tax fund is channeled into high construction rather Agents Registration Act Cassini runs a Park Avenue tlian ad Neither has a bill to legalize public relations firm Martial liquor by the drink considered Co in New York Iby many as one of the hottest ;