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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL 99 Associated Prut tnd United tnternational Full Lease MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 28 1961 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two No 2SI France balks at UN mediation in Tunisia 1 11 Selling j the word of Christ Evangelism is lacking By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International A Presbyterian minister in Col orado has been doing a little arithmetic on church membership statistics He notes that his own denom ination with a total membership of more than 3 million manages to achieve a net growth each year of only about 50000 members This means he writes that it takes more than 60 members working a full year with the help of ministers to add one new mem ber to the church He concludes that something is seriously amiss in our approach to the great task of winning con verts to Christ A ROMAN Catholic scholar the Rev John A OBrien of Notre Dame University has arrived at the same conclusion At a recent national conference on convert work the Rev OBrien pointed out that in 1959 the 40 871301 US Catholics won 146212 for every 279 mem bers In the same year he said 800 000 members of the Jehovahs Witnesses sect gained 86000 adult one for every nine members The difference the Rev OBrien suggested may stem from the fact that Jehovahs Witnesses are aggressive salesmen for their faith And they are not embar rassed to use the same tactics that salesmen use They go out and ring doorbells They tell their story to anyone who will and even to those whod rather not listen Photofax ANYTHING FOR AN AUTOGRAPH Vice Presi dent Lyndon Johnson kneels to autograph a photo graph of himself for Florencip Moreno pub lic works secretary of the Philippines Capt Dick Bird the Vice Presidents naval aide stands at left in Johnsons Capitol office IT IS NOTEWORTHY that oth er religious bodies which have registered unusually rapid growth in recent example the Southern Baptists the Churches of Christ the Seventh Day Ad ventists and the make systematic use of what might be called personal con tact recruiting If winning converts were mere ly a matter of prosletyzing peo ple from one faith to another in order to swell the membership statistics of a particular denom ination there might be little point to these comparisons But this is not just a matter of denomina tional pride or of jockeying for competitive position j There are more than 50 million people in America today who arci not effectively related to any rej ligious body They constitute a vast mission field right under the noses of American churches and any Christian who takes his faith seriously must be concerned about proclaiming the gospel to them N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES THE NUMBER of converts won by a church in proportion to its total membership is a legitimate index of its evangelistic outreach and no church can afford to be complacent about a poor showing in this primary mission Although Presbyterian and Catholic statistics have been cited above it should be emphasized that these churches are by no means the only slow ones in con vert winning The Episcopalians 26 deviates fired WASHINGTON The supersecret National Security Agency has fired 26 employes found to be sexual deviates since two of its code clerks defected to Russia last summer Rep Francis E Walter in vestigated the defection of Bernon F Mitchell and William H Martin and charged afterward that the agency was a nest of sexual deviates Loos conference stymied GENEVA The 14nation conference on Laos was forced to shelve the first article of a neutrality declaration for the Asian Kingdom because of Com munist demands for including an end to SEATOs protective umbrella Victory for Macmillon LONDON The British governments new austerity program cleared the hurdle of parliamenta ry approval as expected but still faced the rising anger of wage earners Prime Minister Harold Mac millan won an overwhelming vote of confidence in the House of Commons while groups of schoolteachers miners engineers and telephone operators made plans to press for pay raises despite government pleas to hold the line FCC boss denies charge WASHINGTON Chairman Newton Minow of the Federal Communications Commission said he neither participated nor voted in an FCC decision on which a congressman charged him with conflict of interest Minow described as careless and unfounded an accusation the charge by Rep Robert H Michel RI1L that Minow has permitted his conflict of in terest and ex parte contacts to influence him in a case involving the award of a television channel at Moline 111 Suspended Oelwein policeman named assistant chief Methodist Lutherans and other major Christian families have just as good reason to be critical of their records ir this field Most churches have in common a tendency to sit back and wait for people to come to them in stead of going out to bring them in Many of their members would be quite appalled at any sugges tion that they should engage in active personal recruitment of new members for the body of Christ The best hope for a change in this situation appears to lie in the current movement toward in creased participation by laymen in the whole life of the church A TRUE AMERICAN NASHVILLE Tenn UPI The draft board reported a Nashville woman telephoned Thursday to volunteer her hus bands services to the OELWEIN One of the without his knowledge three Oelwein policemen sus pended by Mayor Louis Lonborg Thursday was reinstated Fridaj and named assistant police chief The new assistant is James Forlsch a 12year veteran of the Corce He Ray Stoddarcl anc F E Becker were suspcndec May cast a veto as action is readied by Security Council FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES UNITED NATIONS N Y President Charles de Gaulle Friday rejected any intervention by the United Nations in Frances dispute with Tunisia over the Mediterranean navalair base of Bizerte The French rejection came in an official statement issued in Paris a few hours before the Security Council met to consider new Tunisian charges of aggression against France and to hear a firsthand report from U N Secretary General Dag Ham marskjold France Friday boycotted the emergency session of the Se curity Council A French foreign office spokesman said he did not know what other counter actions were planned The statement was issued shortly before Adlai E Stevenson U S ambassador to the United Nations arrived in Paris ahead schedule for talks on world problems with De Gaulle His CLOUDY North Iowa Considerable cloud iness scattered showers and thunderstorms through Satur day Lows Friday night lower Highs Saturday lower 60s 80s Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Saturday Scattered showers and thunderstorms over most of the state Friday night and Saturday Lows Friday night about 60 north west to near 70 southeast Highs Saturday lower 80s north to 90 south Further out showers and thunderstorms Sunday cooler northwest FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees be low normal Saturday through next Wednesday Normal highs are from 83 to 90 and normal lows from 63 to 69 de grees Cooler Sunday Rainfall will average moderate to heavy amounting to 50 of an inch to locally two inches in showers and thunderstorms arrival came as a had not been expected until Sat urday The French statement charged Tunisian President Habib Bour guiba with trying to obtain through the United Nations what he had failed to get by force of arms It said the only way to settle the dispute was through direct negotiations between Paris and Tunis FRANCE as a permanent member could block any action by the Security Council through its veto It already has dis played its displeasure over Hammarskjolds peacemaking efforts Hammarskjold met with the French British American and Tunisian delegation chiefs separately before the 11nation WHOS ON FIRST No youre not airsick seeingthings or just plain woozy The names are the same and so are the faces They belong to Pat left and Peggy Shockey twins from Cham bersburg Pa The girls graduated from Photoiax American Airlines Stewardess College in Fort Worth But their name tags will probably never appear on the same air plane To avoid confusing passengers Pat chose New York as her home base and Peggy picked Chicago U S out to discourage Russ from Berlin war ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Secj goals McNamara spelled out the in closed door testimony retary Robert S McNamaralbefore the House Armed Serv said Friday that President Ken nedys military buildup is aimed at discouraging Russia from pressing the Berlin crisis to the joint of war and at preparing JS forces if fighting should ices Committee which began ac tion on two key parts of the Presidents preparedness pro gram The committee quickly gave its OK prompting McNamara Saturday day Sunday and Mon no temper ature change council met Details of the con versations were not disclosed Ho w e v e r diplomatic sources said the meetings were designec o inform the delegations of Hammarskjolds views on how to work out a settlement The United States supported the council resolution last Satur day calling for a ceasefire in Tunisia and for both sides to withdraw to prebaltlc positions The Tunisians complained be cause Washington did not pres sure the French to give up the Bizerte base immediately And Frances cold shoulder to Ham marskjold embar r a s s e d the Americans further in view of GlobeGazette weather data up their long record of support for to 8 am Friday Maximum 84 Minimum 66 At 8 am 70 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 8fi Minimum 56 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Band Features 7 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 North Iowa News 10 Sports 1112 Society News 1516 Clear Lake News 16 Comics 17 18 the secretarygeneral as peacemaker and mediator THE FRENCH agreed to the ceasefire after seizing the city of Bizerte three miles beyond the sprawling Bizerte navalair base but cluug to their gains in defiance of the councils pull iback order give praise to its speediness Networks Muchi for TV i FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON A Holly gress today to crack what he ca networks over television progn Maurice Unger producer f appeal at a hearing of the Sena mittce which is investigating tli violence on delinquency Unger said the three net powerful than the seven men Commission under current laws violence wood producer appealed to Conlled a virtual monopoly by giant unming or ZIVUnited Artists made the te Juvenile Delinquency subcome effects of television crime and work presidents are far more n the Federal Communications He said the network chiefs have virtually complete control of the airwaves Individual stations have no say whatever over program content Unger said he received a call from a network official who said a particular program n e e d s Disarmament talks continue in Russia MOSCOW US disarmanpnl nppntiatnr Tnhn met the Soviet chief disarmamore sex and blacker A similar Senate committee had voted approval Thursday The defense secretary said that the United States must build up its nonnuclear fighting strength because Soviet leaders are counting on the fact that the free world would not use nuclear weapons except to meet a di rect threat toits survival He said this was one reason the Russians are hoping to cre ate a split within the free world ranks by carefully measured One bill would give Kennedy authority to buy an additional S958 million worth of planes ships and missiles The other would empower him to call as many as 250000 reservists to active duty retain other mili tary personnel in service for an additional year and stretch out training periods of reservists SECRETARY OF State Dean Rusk will try in Paris next week to get firm agreements with allied foreign ministers on a succession of steps designed in jart at least to give the iVestern powers some initiative n dealing with the Soviet Union on the Berlin problem The foreign ministers meeting nvolving the United States Britain France and West Ger many begins Aug 5 It may lead o a Western summit confer nce of President Kennedy Drench President Charles de Gaulle and British Prime Min The French are demanding representative Valerian lains so we can kill everybody ister Harold Macmillan jsurances their lines of commun nication to the baseparticularly the water channel which runs through the city of Bizerte be guaranteed before they pull their troops back into the base DIVORCE GRANTED LONDON Iff Randolph Churchill 50 son of Sir Winston Churchill was granted a divorce Friday on grounds of desertion by his wife June Hermione His petition charging his wife de Transit Schedule 18 serted him in 1956 Was uncon for what Mayor Lonborg called unethical practices demoraliz ing the police procedure anc failure to function properly as police officers SAM TV Guide Pullout Section j tested A Zorin for two hours at at tne end idonovka Palace Friday Noth ing was disclosed about the talk A brief statement at the end of the session merely said the two would meet again but did not disclose when TO REPRESENT U S WASHINGTON UPI Atly Gen Robert F Kennedy wil fly to Africa to represent Presi dent Kennedy Aug 6 and 7 at independence anniversary cere monies for the Republic of the Ivory Coast ONE OF THE memos read into the record quoted NBC officials as wanting more sex in Man and the Challenge a Saturday show because sex is a twoway street We would undress Barton the Steals lead from the Big Three American Motors offers prof it sharing muscles should be displayed at every opportunity for women viewers the memo said As for the men its that old standby girls Dodd said the network was well aware that the show had a strong appeal to children as well as adults He read a letter in which Don Durgon an NBC vice aresident proposed moving the show from to 8 pm to avoid competition with Leave It to Beaver for the small fry view DETROIT UPI American Motors Corp Friday offered in contract talks with the United Auto Workers Union to share its profits with employes The company taking the lead away from the automotive Big Three also offered the union a seven cents an hour wage in crease for each year of a three year contract The surprise profitsharing plan was the key item in a list of nine proposals by American Motors AMC Vice President Edward L Cushman said the progress sharing plan was designed to share company success equal ly among consumers employes and stockholders General Motors Ford and Chrysler have steered away from profit shar ing The plan would establish a fund related to company profits Decisions would be made an nually by the company and the union jointly as to the distri bution of the fund through sup plementation of employe bene fit programs such as pensions supplemental uncmploy m c n t benefits and insurance Cush man said1 The company said 10 per cent of profits before taxes after scting aside a reserve of 10 per cent of the stockholders equity would be contributed annually to the progress sharing fund for UAWrepresented employes AMC also called for Discontinuance of the annual improvement factor and cost of living clauses with the pres ent 17 cents an hour cost of living allowance incorporated into base wages Across the board wage in crease of sevencents an hour each year of a threeyear con tract Transfer of million from the joint companyunion insur ance fund to the new progress sharing fund Elimination of washup lime and other shiftbreak time now allowed each worker at the rate of 44 minutes a day per worker Revised seniority clauses to increase effective utilization of manpower Continuation of present em ploye benefit programs Cushman said AMCs progress sharing plan will establish the same basic principle for sharing company results among all em ployes from top management to the least skilled workers hero every as much episode as possible in his rippling crs BUT UNGER denied that the show ever contained anything to which you could object re gardless of what is contained in tee various memos Joseph R Daly a vice presi dent of Doyle Dane and Bern bach New York advertising agen cy which handled the show said was endorsed by the New York ParentTeachers Association and several similar groups We never lad anything else but a clean ihow Daly said There may have been efforts to change it he said but they never got into the show i ULTIMATELY IF EastWest negotiations over Berlin produce any progress toward ending the crisis diplomatic exchanges could lead to a summit confer ence with Soviet Premier Khrushchev At the present however that is more a pos sibility in the background of official thinking than a serious longrange prospect Rusk declined to specify what irritants willing to the West negotiate might be with the Soviet Union In the past how ever the Western powers have expressed willingness to curtail propaganda activities in Ber lin to put a ceiling on Western troop strength in West Berlin it is around 11000 men and to give assurance that the troops would not be provided with atomic weapons The Soviet Union has shown little interest in such proposed concessions Partial settlement of dairy strike CHICAGO ft Inside dairy workers reached an agreement vith milk companies Friday in he first step toward ending a strike that has shut off 90 per cent of the Chicago areas milk supply The agreement was reached during a dayandnight conference in City Hall The milk firms and the drivers who transport their products then sought to come to terms Pros pects of a milklcss weekend lave worried parents ;