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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Pay raise for legislators See story on page 3 HOMJE EDITION Submits civil rights plan to to Kennedy appealed Congress Thursday to reinforce the s right to vote and to attend desegregated schools m a nation where he said the cruel disease of discrimination still exists nearly everywhere For the first time in a special message Kennedy outlined a specific civil rights program to Congress In addition to legis lation directed at the ballot and the school house he asked for RightS with ex Program outlined in this message Kennedy said v the OCcasion for sectional bitterness Yet White House officials told reporters they recognize the buitln Possibilities of a filibuster by Southerners in a Senate a bid to damp down on filibustering They said though that the program was tailored in realistic style that it ought to be passed and there is a good chance it will In the century since Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation the Presidents message said slavery has vanished but progress for the Negro has been blocked and de layed too often Kennedy credited his adminis tration with a sparkling twoyear record on civil rights But he said a broad national effort still is needed an effort embracing state and local governments private citizens and organizations and the congressional machinery His requests for legislation are Dressing up the old mail box New rural status mark By DAVID D LEWIS WASHINGTON UPI Brightly colored plastic boxes soon will line highway in rural America in place of th old fashioned drab steel am aluminum boxes used for 6 years Depending on the owner taste and the size of his pocke book the individual rural mai box may become a new statu symbol in suburban and rara sections Edward E Harriman directo of research and engineering fo the Post Office Department said manufacturers have been ad vised they now will be allowed to produce mail boxes made o a variety of materials pro vided they meet the same rigid i A f1 IltJ UaL expected to be submitted within ents of George Basle were puz 10 days or so as three separate zled but proud that somehow he specifications durability of the past for Plastic boxes must be capable of withstanding the heat of the sun in such areas as Death Val leyCalif where the tempera ture once reached 134 degrees And they must not crack from cold in places like Rogers Pass Mont where the mercury dipped to 70 degrees below zero on one occasion in 1954 The department hasnt set any price standard so you will be able to get a plain variety mai box for less than from a mail order house Or to im press the neighbors you can really splurge on a custom goldplated job costing made Manufacturers will be allowed some latitude in design as Ion0 as a box is built along the same general dimensions and meets requirements for capacity strength and accessibility As a safety measure the new boxes may be opened from the rear rather than only the front on highway side so children will be able to fetch the mail without danger Colors other than tattletale grey or silver first were per mitted about five years ago But there is a limit to the color variety One manufacturer sought permission to use sub urban pink Harriman said that request was turned down The depart ment may be liberal he said but it is not subversive Bandit follows orders in selfservice store KANSAS CITY Mo bandit showed a pistol to clerk Lloyd A Anderson Wednesday night and demanded the money in the liquor stores cash register Get it Anderson re torted This is a selfservice store The holdup man helped himself They fall into these classifica DOGS FACE DEATH These two have been condemned to death in the will of their latemistress Miss Ida M Capers Pittsburgh Pa She died Jan 26 The executor of her estate said Miss Capers took excellent care of the female dogs and ieared a new owner might not treat thenvas well bnown with the dogs is Thomas Miller a kennel owner who is caring for the animals He and lawyers are trying to find a legal way to save the dogs but they said fthere doesnt appear to be any phone bill Isnt he cute WASHINGTON par tions 1 Education The main request here was that Congress authorize a program to provide federal knowhow and money to push desegregation in schools in communities need and seek financial public which help 2 Civil Rights Commission First set up in 1957 the com mission goes out of business next November unless Congress acts Kennedy asked that its life be extended at least four years And he asked that Congress authorize it to expand into a national clear ing house to provide information advice and technical help to any public or private agency which wants them 3 Voting rights Kennedy mentioned this first and gave it more attention than any other of his bids for legis lation The right to vote in a free American election the President said is the most powerful and precious right in the it must not be denied on the grounds of race or color He recommended therefore that priority treatment be granted voting suits in federal courts had learned to dial the Weather Bureau for the latest forecasts We thought it was real cute and smart said his mother Mrs George A Basle It was a Sun day he first did it George was praying so bad for it to snow so he could play in it and he went over to the phone and dialed the weath er all by himself He thought he was real big My husband was proud very proud He was walking around with his chest out Only 6 and al ready he can dial the weather We were amazed he could get it so rapidiy all the time even when the weather was bad in V t j 11 j wuaio ux uuaiu iwm aim lUlUOn 10 he had called the weather 42 for himself or a dependent while times Then the Basles received attending college their telephone bill Surprise it came to for toll Rley d eould ulate about the cost of the pro Georges calls all had been to posed deduction b u t that it the Weather Bureau in New York would amount to no more than the weather nine times By Feb City cast he had in each of the 42 TKe newspaper that mokes alt North lowans MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY M aoc T7 Insists Soviets havent changed stand on Cuba Tax cut OKd for college DBS MOINES Wl A bill to grant taxpayers a state income tax deduction for expenses of a dependent attending college won Iowa House approval 5943 Thursday There was strong opposition to the measure from legislators who objected to whittling away the base of the income tax The bill now goes to the Senate The bill sponsored by Rep T o m Riley RCedar Rapids T t would allow a person to deduct That first Sunday George called up to per year for the fllMrt f TTV costs of board room and tuition per student from Iowa JfVM UVUUIlll AiVlllI W A Instead of dialing 9361212 for the attending a college or universi recorded Washington weather foretv in the United States This would mean some lost Vdt 1 1 Ul II JC JUSI calls prefaced the number with revenue to the State of Iowa 212 the New York City area code Rilev the income tax for distance dialing is supposed to be based on abil Biit everything turned out pay phone company canceled the other expenses is that it lowers charges after he explained what ie taxpayers ability to pay feM i j The sum of will buy had happened Alderman slain in his Chicago office CHICAGO AP Alderman Benjamin F Lewis of the 24th Ward a Negro Democratic leader who was reelected Tuesday by an overwhelming margin was found landcuffed and shot to death in his office Thursday Lewis had moved into the office Wednesday night A janitor who noticed that a light in the office was burning found Lewis on the floor of the secondfloor office be side a desk A janitor Joseph Brown said several empty shells were nearjtlmg awav at the tax base the body and he saw one bullet Tne Senate passed a little ews in a nutshell PROM OUR WIRE SERVICES lot of books but more import antly it would provide a psycho logical boost to those with col legeaged dependents Rep Kathenne Falvey DAI bia supported the measure saying It may just tip the scale in favor of allowing some family to send a child to college Rep Lawrence Carstensen RClinton declared We just cant do this at this time He objected to what he called whit Some Russians aboard One vessel leaves WASHINGTON One Soviet ship carrying a small number of troops has left Cuba under the new Soviet promise to pull several thousand out of Cuba by March 15 Reporting this Thursday of ficials said four other ships are known to be on the way to Cuba The ships have a potential capacity to haul away eight or nine thousand soldiers Presumably the one ship known to have sailed is the luxury liner Baltika reported Feb 21 to have set out with a then undetermined number aboard Phdtofax SHELL WED DESIDesi Ar naz said in Hollywood he will celebrate his 46th birthday Saturday by marrying the vi vacious redhead Edith Hirsch a recent divorcee Desi said the wedding will take place in Las Vegas Nev He is the former husband of Lucille Ball of TV and movie fame Charles City man named to aviation post DES MOINES AP Nomina tion of Norbert D Baltes 54 operator of the Charles City Mun icipal Airport to the Iowa Aero nautics Commission was sent to the Senate for confirmation by Gov Harold Hughes Thursday Baltes was named for a sixyear term beginning July 1 A Demo crat Baltes was a member ol the New Hampton Airport Com mission for 10 years before he be came operator of the Charles Citj Airport in 1957 Baltes and George O Bryant Emmetsburg Democrat were nominated to replace two Demo crats whose terms are expiring They are Albert H Detje of Traer and Jack A Snodgrass of Water loo The weather On the inside meal a sen said Telstar silent again SAME NEW YORK Telstar has turned silent again apparently succumbing to a radiation sickness that afflicts it every three months Engineers had re stored the communications satellite to working order Jan 3 after a 40day silence Volcano now dormant LONDON The volcano that drove the 300 residents of Tristan da Cunha into exile into England now appears to be dormant a group of geologists who surveyed the lonely South Atlantic island re ported The report brought cheer to the islanders most of whom have voted to return to their isolated island as soon as they can Agencys name changed rDES MOINES The name of one agency of the Iowa Department of Agriculture will be changed to the Division of Consumer Protection The branch now is known as the Dairy and Food Division The name change will not affect the duties or per sonnel but was made to give the public a more ac curate idea of what the agency does Found beaten to death MINNEAPOLIS A teenage girl was found beaten to death on a path in the Minnehaha Park near the Mississippi River on Minneapolis south side The victim answered the description of Marv Jell a 15yearold giri who was reported to have disappeared from a house where she was babysit wound in the back of the victims head He was the first Negro to serve as alderman of the 24th Ward which is estimated to have a popu lation 80 per cent Negro Eugene Belton the first police man to enter the office and a high school classmate of Lewis identi fied the body Belton said Lewis hands were cuffed in front of him and a burned out cigarette was the fingers of one hand There were fears that Lewis was the victim of a political execution in the tradition of Chicago election battles which date back to the days of the notorious bloody 20th Ward and the machine gun squads of gangster Al Capone Flames claim infant in crib at Dubuque home DUBUQUE AP A baby burned to death early Thursday in a fire that swept through the sec ond floor apartment of Mr and Mrs James Heckelsmiller Bert Wompler was on his way to work shortly after 6 am when he saw Heckelsmiller on a fire escape with a child under each arm calling for help Wompler called firemen who put a ladder up to the fire escape and took the two children to safety Heckels miller reached inside the window and get a third child and they were taken down the ladder Two older children had escaped from the blazing apartment earlier Firemen did not know the sixth child Mary Kay 2 months was in the apartment until a neighbor youngster asked if they had res cued the baby Mary Kay was found in her charred crib Mrs HeckelsmiDer a waitress had left the apartment a few min utes before a space heater ex ploded touching off the fire Editorials Page 4 Society News 547 CubGazette 8 Sports 1M2 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Comics 16 North Iowa News 18 TOGETHERNESS BRUNSWICK Maine Identical twins Elaine and Lor raine Yambor 22 believe in to The sisters are in hursday where each missile was is recovering with a broken left T n rTn Atlas missie was is recovering with a broken left pauncned Thursday in what wasjleg injured in separate is as a routine old lady bill the other day and our mail has been full ever since Now were about to pass a nice little boy and girl bill I tell you that wont even change a boy or girl from a two meal a day student to a three day student Carsten ATLAS LAUNCHED North Iowa partly cloudy through Friday Colder Thurs day night lows zero to 5 above Warmer Friday highs in low 30s Jowa Partly cloudy through Friday Colder southeast Thursday night lows Warmer Friday highs near 30 northeast to near 40 south west Further ly cloudy and warmer Satur day Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Friday 2232 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum Precipitation 26 6 4in snow COMING UP FOR AIR Montreal Canada fireman Leo Boulanger ar row provides the photographer with an unusual picture as he pokes his head Photofax through the roof to get away from smoke in the attic Boulanger gasping for air made the hole with an ax Report quickly denied WASHINGTON AP State Department said Thursday the United States has not received any word from Russia about leav ing Soviet troops m Cuba indef initely Asst Secretary Robert Manning in charge of public relations was asked about a New York Times news service report that the So viets have advised the United States they intend to leave a mili tary force in the island after the withdrawal soon of several thou and troops The story said that was interpreted in Washington as meaning a pullout of up to 7000 leaving about 10000 We have received no such not fication Manning said Nor have we drawn any such inference from any communication or con versation with them The Soviet government sent word earlier this month that sev eral thousand of its troops would be withdrawn by the middle of March US officials estimated that the number to be removed would run between 3000 and 8000 Apparently this estimate was based in part on shipping under stood to be available for qnick transportation Officials said that since tie number of troops and military technicians in Cuba now is around 17000 the removal of several thousand obviously would not pro vide for withdrawal of the entire force under the present Moscow commitment But they said the United States expects progressive reduction of the force Secretary of State Dean Rusk has said a continued Soviet mili tary presence in Cuba is not ac ceptable to the United States Pri vately officials say this countrys aim is to obtain complete with drawal of Soviet military forces from Cuba The Times Washington dispatch by Tad Szulc said Moscow understands the de sire of the Kennedy adminis xation to see as many troops 33 xssible removed But according o Soviet diplomats Moscow also expects the US to understand hat at least for the time being t is impossible to think about evacuating the entirq Soviet mili ary establishment from the is and analysis within the admin stration is that presence of Soviet roops in 10000 or not likely to enhance visibly the Communist efforts to spread unrest throughout Latin The belief was that such revo utionary unrest was furthered to a much larger degree by the polit cal activities of Cuban sympathiz ers in Latin hose from the student cadres rained in by the con inuing social economic and polit cai inadequacies in the hemis phere republics Bulletin WASHINGTON Secretary Robert Me Namara disclosed Thursday that reconnaissance versions of the Soviet bear bomber have been flying over the US Pacific and Atlantic fleets at sea for more than a month McNamara said flatly had been no Soviet recon naissance of the North Amer ican continent TANKER SINKS BREST France ime sources reported that a Greek tanker sank Thursday in he Atlantic Ocean otf the coast of France Three crewmen missing ;