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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION The VOL 102 PrH nd UnJUd newspaper that makes all North lowans MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 18 1962 neighbors I0c a Paper Consists ot Two No 137 Not Glenn Space is no spot for gals FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Americas first man in orbit John II Glenn Jr testified Wednesday that when a qualified woman shows Johnson has eyes on 1968 He lives in background By ROWLAND EVANS JR New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON Until a better one comes along Lyndon Johnson will do as the minor miracle of the Kennedy administration For 23 years in Congress John son was one part raw energy one part shrewd politician and one part legislative genius The three parts made the man and the man made the ablest Senate leader in this restless dynamo who slowed up briefly for repairs after a heart attack seven years ago and then surged on in quest of the Presidency For 18 months now the man who used to be called and with good reason the second most powerful in America has disciplined him self to fit into a job that for real power scarcely ranks in the top two dozen Since 1793 the shape of the vice presidency has grown D wight Eisenhower gave Richard Isfixori a lot of welladvertised chores During his three illnesses his vice president cut a prestigious figure in the country But the job is still defined in the Constitution and as much as an Eisenhower or a Kennedy tries to gild it it still comes down to two little routines presiding over the Senate and breaking tie votes and one breathtaking contingency succession to the presidency Lyndon Johnson can appreciate an irony and it must amuse him these days to hear himself crit icized for not getting the Kennedy program through Congress A year and a half ago a few hours after he gave up his throne on the floor of the Senate and de scended into the vice presidency Johnson was cursed and abused for having the presumption to preside over a meeting of the Democratic senators The same indignantsouls who saw a power grab on that day in January 1961 are now berating him again for not being power ful enough to work his will on the Senate and get all those bills through Probe at will into his mind and you will not find com plaint or selfpity He performs his routine in the Senate and the special outside jobs given him by the President with the same minute attention to detail that made him a power in the Senate He is often at the White House Probably no vice president in his tory has spent so much time with the boss When he sits at Cabinet and National Security Council meet ings he offers advice only when asked If he thought the big de cisions of foreign and military policy looked easy from his seat in the Senate he now knows with his total access to all the facts that every one of them is heavy with real danger The fight between Kennedy and Johnson for the Presidential nomi nation left surprisingly few wounds Intimates of both men take an oath that they arc now as compatible as the proverbial peas in a pod For Johnson it is essential that this continue Every politician in the Democratic party expects him to make a bid for the nomination in 1968 At the age of 59 with eight years of experience in the vice presidency he will have a valid claim but a breach with Kennedy between now and then could write him off Meanwhile Johnson lengthens his political lines and keeps up with his evergrowing correspon dence In the unnatural confine ment of his present job Johnson may not be the happiest clam on the beach but he has mastered crisis ot adjustment up for space exploration he and othcp spacemen will welcome her aboard with open arms But Glpnn astronaut Scott Car penter and top officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA agreed this would not happen any time soon j Testifying at a House Space subcommittee hearing on alleged sex discrimination in space they denied there was any specific bar against women as astro nauts They said the simple fact was that no women had qualified and none were likely to because of rigid qualifications including previous test pilot experience Glenn said there has been a misunderstanding about the sig nificance of physical tests given at the Lovelace Foundation in Albuquerque N M Aviatrix Jerrie Cobb testified Tuesday that 13 women pilots had passed the tests and wanted to volun teer as astronauts Glenn said the Lovelace tests are more or less designed to find out if there is anything wrong As an analogy he said My mother could probably pass the physical given for the Washing ton Redskins but I doubt if she could play many games You picked the wrong team maybe she could shot back Rep Jessica M Wcis RN Y Glenn said he was not anti any particular group Im just prospace But he ruled out women astronauts for now at least by testifying that jet test pilots form the best reservoir for space talent Women are not permitted to be jet test pilots Jacqueline Cochran the only Anjerican woman ever to check out jet said she doesnt feel there has been anyintentional d i s c r imination although she would like exceedingly to go into space She told the congressmen that they be prepared to spend a lot of money on women who will get married and start families instead of finishing their space training President of Peru ousted by military LIMA Peru AP Troops moved in on the government pal ace Wednesday and seized Presi dent Manuel Prado in a military coup The coup climaxing weeks of crisis was bloodless Tanks and troops surrounded the palace then Prado was taken away in a military vehicle The military acted after charg ing that the June 10 presidential elections were fraudulent A last minute political deal to swing the disputed presidency to former dictator Manuel Odria failed The target of the army wrath was Victor Paul Maya de la Torre controversial political fig ure who ran first in the election but failed to get enough votes for the presidency A leftist but antiCommunist he long has been at odds with the army and other politicians His Popular Revolutionary Alli ance APRA agreed Tuesday to hrow the presidency to the right st Odria who was third in the voting The military however appar ently would not settle for such an arrangement although Odria is a conservative Odria would need the support of Hayas forces in Congress where the Odria and Haya groups would have a ma jority The newspaper El Comercio said Prado 72 was takento the naval base of San Lorenzo just off the coast at Callao Limas seaport PRADO la TORRE BIG BALLOON IN SPACE Big Shot balloon drifts several hundred miles above Atlantic Ocean minutes after it was launched from Cape Ca naveral Sun is reflecting off one side of the 135foot sphere TV camera was mounted in nose of Thor booster rocket Pholofax and pictured the entire 23minute life of the balloon from its separation from the booster inflation and burnup in the atmosphere Balloon in this picture is about 300 feet from camera Picture was taken from TV screen PARTLY CLOUDY North Iowa Partly cloudy with little change in temperatures Thursday Highs Thursday in the low 80s Lows Wednesday night in the upper 50s Iowa Partly cloudy through Thursday Scattered showers or thunderstorms along west border Wednesday night and extreme west Thursday Lit tle temperature change Low Wednesday night 5560 north east to 60s southwest High Thursday 8085 Outlook for Friday scattered thunder showers with little change in temperature Minnesota Some cloudiness showers Warmer Highs Thursday near 85 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 81 Minimum 54 At 8 am 5 Sunrise Sunset 74g YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum GO SAME 13story tall Echo satellite inflated CAPE CANAVERAL Fla AP The largest space vehicle eve sent aloft a balloon which in flated to the height of a 13story rocketed 922 mile above the Atlantic Ocean Wednes day as a forerunner of an ad vanced Echo communications satellite The gleaming silvery sphere Shell Rock youth killed by tractor Brother injured SHELLS Alvin Sommer 15 Shell Rock was killed outright Tuesday and hi brother Gary 6 was seriously injured when a farm tractor overturned in a roadside ditch Vi mile south of here Authorities said the older boy was driving the tractor along a county road and his brother was riding with him when the ma chine went out of control and overturned Gary was taken to a Waterloo hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries The boys are sons of Mr and Mrs Leighton Sommer Shell Rock dubbed Big Shot provided brief spectacular show fo ground observers in the Cape Canaveral area as it separatee from the Thor booster expandec to its fuH 135foot diameter and drifted across the predawn sky It was visible for nearly 10 min utes before becoming obscured by haze and cloud Clouds apparently confined ob ervation of the big ball to the ape area Clear skies would have Dermitted observation of the bal loon throughout much of the east whether the balloon would expand and hold its form after being sent aloft There were no communica tions tests The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced success of the mission which paves the way for launching a as intended in the earths atmoscampaign against any Democrat phere Death of the sphere ocHis sights then would be set on curred about 23 minutes after the am launching some 600 miles south of the cape On the inside Editorials Comics Society News Sports Latest Markets Mason City News Clear Lake News North Iowa News Page 4 6 131415 1718 20 2021 2223 26 Seriously injured in auto accident Douglas Eugene Bishop 17 1209 1st SW received severe lead and internal injuries in a crash at about 1 am Wednes day Bishop is the son of Mrs Charles Sinclair His condition was termed serious Bishop and the driver of the ar Norma Jean Smith 18 were admitted to Mercy Hospit al after the car piled into a e at 1st and Beaumont Dr Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Smith 1518 Monroe NW According the Mason City po ke who investigated the acci dent Miss Smith admitted drinking beer before driving and admitted that she was driving The car was traveling west on 1st NW and Miss Smith was at tempting to turn southwest on Beaumont Dr The car skidded and careened over the west curb striking a tree on the parking Miss Smith received a broken leg and lacerations on her face and right arm Police reported that 90 feet of skid marks were visible from the tree to the intersection of 1st and N Beaumont Three full bottles of beer and five broken bottles with lids intact were found in the car Police are continuing the in vestigation to determine whether charges will be filed ern United States The shot was to determine After rising to 950 miles the bal loon plunged back and burned up AntiJFK group target this fall Medical aid vote upsets President Coalition is criticized WASHINGTON appears almost certain to hit the campaign trail this fall with a drive aimed at breaking up the coalition bent on scuttling his program in Congress A RepublicanSouthern Demo iratic federation flexed its mus cles in the Senate Tuesday and knocked into the ash can by a 52 48 vote the Kennedy program for lealth care of the elderly financed through Social Security The crucial countdown showed 31 Republicans and 21 Democrats of them the Kennedy proposal It got the support of 43 Democrats and five Republicans Because he had tabbed this as the top issue in this years elec tions Kennedy obviously was more angered by the Senate ac tion than previous defeats by a House coalition which killed his tightcontrols farm bill and his plan to set up a department of ur ban affairs The President read to reporters at the White House a statement in which he said rejection of his health care plan was a mos serious defeat for every American family He added significantly W have to decide in the congression al election whether we want t stand still or support this legisla tion for the benefit of the people Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Hubert H Humphrey of Minnesota translated this to mean that Kennedy personally will car ry the fight to the people This will become the major is sue of the 1962 campaign and I expect the President will redouble his efforts for it Humphrey said Chairman John M Bailey of the Democratic National Committee accused the Republicans of reck less partisan obstruction He said in a statement This obstruction will be an important ssue in this falls campaign The Republicans have shown clearly that they want this country to stop President Kennedy and the Democrats want it to go Senate Republican Leader Ever o JLVCI similar balloon into orbit later ett M Dirksen of Illinois said he this year as the Echo II expertdoesnt fear the results of mental communications satellite any such Democratic drive He is a candidate for reelection Nobody expected Kennedy to Big Shot is easily the largest package ever sent into space he defeat of a dozen Republicans who opposed his plan and are seeking election This list includes Sens George D Aiken of Vermont Wallace F rlowever many US satellites Bennett of Utah Joseph S Bottuni lave weighed much more than ts 510 pounds A television camera mounted in the head of the Thor booster rock et sent live pictures of the bal oon inflation to a monitor on the Cape Officials reported they were of excellent quality and clearly showed the inflating of the balloon after it was released from a can ister in the nose of the Thor Recovery craft waited about 250 miles northeast of San Salva dor to try to pick up films made by a movie camera board the rocket that also recorded the in lation process ONLY THE NEWSPAPER lets you do your shopping at home Stores spread their wares before you and let you make your decisions calmly without pressure before you buy Jr of South Dakota Homer Cape hart of Indiana Frank Carlson and James B Pearson of Kansas Norris Cotton and Maurice J Murphy of New Hampshire Dirk sen Bourke B Hickenlooper of Iowa Thruston B Morton of Ken lucky and Alexander Wiley of Wis consin Also prompt in its comment was the American Medical Association Its president Dr George M Fister said in Chi cago It would have been inequita ble to force wage earners to pay substantially higher payroll taxes to provide health care for millions who are able to take care of themselves The American Medical Asso ciation will continue its efforts to further implement and strengthen the KerrMills law which offers federal funds to states to help cover medical care for the aged under certain circumstances and all voluntary programs to help meet health needs of the aged The vote wont hurt Repub licans at all as a party said Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa To the contrary he said The vote will hurt some of the Presidents henchmen who voted with him House Republican leader Charles A Hallcck Ind said it a victory for the American people After Viet Nam crash lowan found alive SAIGON South Viet Nam American crew I lowaunTaboard US Air Force C123 transport which crashed m Communistinfested country Sunday were found ahve Wednesday at the scene near a A U S military spokesman said two of the men had been evacuated aboard a Vietnamese helicopter to a hospital coasta town of Nahatrang 172 miles north east of Saigon Besides Henderson those aboard the plane were Lr Winston R Harrist Jr Harlem Ga Staff Sgt Charles F Rich ards Spring Lake N C and Staff Sgt Henry C Stefanski Fayetteville N C Military sources said there has been an increasing number of Communist attacks re cently on villages in the area of the crash Red Viet Cong guerrillas have been operat ing widely in the region Af Seymour Meredith Henderson HENDERSON heard the news that her sor had KbON been found while listening to the radio Im so very thankful Jim is all right she said Ive been sitting up worrying ever since I heard about the crash Henderson who is single had been sent overseas about June 1 and was stationed for a time at Bangkok Thailand his mother said He had been home on leave in April and thought then he was going over N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Suspends Peruvian ties WASHINGTON The United States has sus pended diplomatic relations with Peru because of the seizure of power in that country by military forces Drought In Northeast NEW YORK A northeastern drought that is drying up farm land and toasting pastures brown has entered its fourth week with mounting pleas for gov ernmental assistance Secretary of Agriculture Or ville Freeman has designated 30 counties in Pennsyl vania and New Jersey as federal disaster areas and js considering the plight of 42 others Navy contract justified i j investigators have con cluded that the Navy was justified in the noncom petitive award to an Iowa firm of a contract for com bat radios because the Marine Corps urgently needed the equipment The award of the contract to Collins Radio Co Cedar Rapids has been challenged by Rep as an example of duplicity on the part ot Civil Service especially in the Navy Department Churchill takes a stroll Sir Winston Churchill walked again and toasted himself with champagne in recog nition of another comeback against his enemies of time and illness Reports said the 87yearold Sir Winston suffering from a broken left thigh and bronchial infection walked unaided in his private room EISENHOWERS LEAVE FOR EUROPE Former President and Mrs Dwight D Eisenhower are shown with two of their grandchildren David 14 and Bar bara Ann Eisenhower 13 aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth in New York as all of them sailed for Europe Eisenhower will speak at an international conference of teachers at Stockholm Sweden as chairman of the U S PeopletoPeople program ;