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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowat Daily Newspaper Edited for Hit MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL99 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Press tnd United Prest International Full Lease mttt MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 8 1961 7c Copy rf Two Sectionaction No Ml Clears teacher in slap case OTTUMWA UP A municipal court jury Thurs day acquitted Sam Rodgers Ottumwa junior high school teacher accused of striking a 15yearold pupil of an assault charge Thursday A large crowd including many teachers broke into cheers when the verdict was announced The jury of three men and three women was out fewer than 40 minutes and took only one Gal seeks a job as astronaut Jerrie Cobb ready to go By JOAN DARK New York Herald News Service OKLAHOMA CITY Jerrie Cobb who may become Ameri cas first woman astronaut is itching to get into outer space At the first peaceful uses of conference space held on re cently in Tulsa Miss Cobb sidled up to a fullscale model of the Mercury capsule which put Alan Shepard into space She patted it fondly and said Id like to be in one of these right now Perhaps the most startling thing is that this is the sincere wish of the 30yearold blonde professional pilot She was the first woman to volunteer for the physical and psychological tests patterned on those given project Mercurys astronauts MISS COBB who wears her hair in a ponytail style may be getting a chance for space travel sooner than most people might think At the Tulsa Space Conference James E Webb Chief of National Aeronautic and Space Adminis tration announced that she will be called to Washington as con sultant Though NASA has no program for training and using women astronauts Dr W Randolph Lovelace director of the Love lace Foundation for Medical Edu cation and Research said 20 women pilots as potential mem bers of future space crews are undergoing tests for physical fit ness and competence at his Al buquerque NM foundation This is not a government program Jerrie took 87 tests at Albuquer que in February I960 and since then she has taken other tests of endurance and stress In September she set a fourth world aviation record for light twinengine planes made by the company in Oklahoma City for which she works as sales promo tion and advertising director The records set were altitude nonstop distance speed and altitude ballot IN CLOSING arguments As sistant County Attorney A Hol lis Horrabin said the only ques tion for the jury to decide was whether Rodgers had committed assault and battery on 15yearj old John Miller The teacher testified the boy had given him trouble and thai he slapped the youth three times and shook him after the youth interrupted him four times dur ing class CHIEF DEFENSE Attorney Arthur McGivern told the jury the basic issue was whether a teacher when provoked by an unruly student has authority to discipline him within reason and not be criminally liable for do ing it The prosecution charged that Rodgers beat the Miller boy with his fist and knocked him to the floor The teacher denied this and said the youth fell off his chair and that he picked him up and shook him Ininstructing the jurors Mu nicipal Judge Willard Dullard admonished them to keep in mind that a person is innocent until proven guilty and that school teachers have a right to inflict reasonable and neces sary punishment upon pupils for insubordination disobedi ence and misconduct including corporal punishment After the jury returned its verdict Rodgers sat at the de fense table for about two min utes then stood up and turne to thank his defense attorne with a broad smile on his fac PARRY ClODDT VT1 ALSO IN September she spent over nine hours floating in a tank of warm water at Veterans Administration Hospital Okla homa City deprived of all senses in a dramatic sensory deprivation isolation test The psychiatrist giving the test Dr Jay Shurley reported that she excelled in the test of loneliness Jerrie who has been flying since she was 12 and profession ally since she was 18 predicts that men and women will make space flights together She thinks woman may fly first as pas sengers then as space pilots Jerrie who has logged over 8000 hours hopes that the United States will orbit a woman be fore Russia does and is confident that an American woman1 will be first She is frank to state that shed like to be the first though she is just as eager to stress that women will not compete with men in space flight JERRIE SAYS that the tests proved women are less suscep tible to radiation can withstand heat pain noise and vibration better and are less prone to cardiovascular diseases Psycholo gists agree that women are more stable emotionally and can with stand boredom better All of these factors of course are involved in lonely space flights Jerrie who enjoys reading and cooking in her large rambling house in Oklahoma City when she isnt traveling says I cant imagine anyone not wanting to go into space This new type of pioneer in the space age sees a definite role forwomen in future space travel she regards the giant step into space as a real challenge and wonderful op portunity lowa Partly cloudy Thursda night with scattered shower or thunderstorms east portion A little cooler Thursday night Friday clear to partly cloudy Low Thursday night 55 to 60 High Friday near 80 North Iowa Partly cloud Thursday night clear to part ly cloudy Friday Scatterec showers and thunderstorm Thursday evening No impor tant temperature changes Fri day highs 77 to 82 Low Thurs day night 55 to 62 Minnesota Scattered showers continued warm Highs Fridaj in 80s GlobeGazette weather dale up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 77 Minimum 60 At 8 am 63 Precipitation 05 Sunrise Sunset Freedom fliers also arrested JACKSON Miss A white New York state assemblyman and a Negro companion were arrested Thursday when they tried to desegregate facilities at the Jackson Municipal Air port Their arrests brought the number jailed in integration at tempts to 95 The two New Yorkers were charged with breach of the same as the early intcgrationists About an hour before the two arrived on a flight from Mont gomery Ala nine youths four of them white girls arrived by train from New Orleans and were arrested in the white only waiting room at the linois Central train depot Il 14 MORE DEFECTORS FORT LAUDERDALE Fla UP Fourteen persons who iden tified themselves as antiCastro underground members arrived here Thursday in a 23foot boat hungry and thirsty after a three day trip Eleven men two wom en and a young girl were in the party N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES South Viet Nam wont fall WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara predicted confidently that guerrillahar assed South Viet Nam will not fall to the Commu nists But he told the House Foreign Affairs commit tee that South Viet Nam will require increased U S aid in the form of both training and equipment to deal effectively with the guerrilla raids from the Communistheld northern half of the country New prison honor farm DES MOINES The Iowa Board of Control asked the Legislative Interim Committee to inspect a 1476 acre site near Newton as a possible new location for the boards prison honor farm Grainloaders given OK WASHINGTON President Kennedy has de cided that grainloading equipment already ordered can be installed on Norwegian and other ships hauling Canadian grain to Communist China Earlier the Treasury Department told an American company it could not sell the equipmentTsecause it violated the trading with the enemy act GOP wants vigorous moves WASHINGTON Republican congressional leaders urged President Kennedy to confront the Kremlin with vigorous moves involving a show of strength rather than wasting energy on further ne gotiations He has an aching back Crutches ordered for President Photofax A PRAM WHAT AM Smiling at you is Mrs Ray mond J Feyre Holyoke Mass who finally got a baby carriage big enough to hold her twomonths old quadruplets Kingsize job was made special by a Gardner Mass firm The quads who just couldnt stay awake for the photographer are 1 to r front Maureen Ann and James Michael and rear Robert Joseph and Margaret Mary Sorry no room for hikers WASHINGTON tfiPresident Kennedy has been suffering from a new back injury since May 16 the White House dis closed Thursday There is no sarious concern it was said officially Kennedy kept the injury se cret from members of his staff It was known of course to his personal physician Dr Janet Travell The President is expected to have to use crutches temporari ly White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said there is no connection between Kennedys present back trouble and that from which he had suffered previously and for which he underwent a delicate operation several years ago Kennedy suffered the new in jury in Ottawa May 16 the first day of his Canadian trip It oc curred when he was lifting sev eral spades of dirt while plant ing a tree at Government House residence of Canadas governor general Salinger called reporters into his office to tell them about the injury He said Kennedy would Thursday on crutches But even as Salinger was talking with reporters the Pres ident telephoned Salinger to say he would not use crutches Thursday but would wait at least another day to see how he felt Salinger disclosed that Kenne dy did use crutches for two days while at Hyannis Port Mass This was just prior to his trip to Paris Vienna and London Salinger said Dr Travell de scribed the injury as a lumbo sacral strain Salinger said the doctor told him the President i is suffering constant discom fort something like a tooth ache Salinger said Dr Travell had made extensive tests and felt no serious concern about the in jury He said she found no sign of a ruptured disc or of any in fection Salinger said Dr Travell has used Novocaine to relieve the pain During World War II his back was badly wrenched when a Japanese destroyer rammed and sank a PT boat Kennedy commanded U S demands full ceasefire A boycott at Geneva by West FKOM OUR WIRE SERVICES The West told the Communis world Thursday that a realisti ceasefire must be reached ir Laos if there is to be any prog ress in ending cold war tensions President Kennedy said in Wash ington that if a true ceasefir could not be achieved with th Communists it would be impos sible to reach agreement or many other important internation al questions As if to underscon his words the West boycottec the Geneva conference on Laos THE PRESIDENT plainly wa disappointed at the continuec fighting in Laos as he addressee the 1961 conference of Unitec Press International editors and publishers He spoke as informed military sources reported from Laos it self that a small force of Meo tribesmen and Royal Laotian army men still is holding ou near the main base camp a Padong Communistbacked rebels attacked the government base a Padong with artillery and over ran its perimeter defenses with infantry Wednesday in defiance of the ceasefire agreement o May 3 At Geneva the United States Britain and France told Russia that they will continue to boy cott all sessions of the Laos peace conference for the time being A British statement said the western delegations had taken the action to give them time to consult their home govern ments about the Communist ceasefire violations in Laos THE UNITED States had previously announced it was boycotting the conference until Soviet Premier Khrushchev makes good on his agreement with President Kennedy that an effective ceasefire is necessary in the Southeast Asian king dom Soviet Foreign Minister An drei Gromyko is flying from Moscow to Geneva Western delegates hoped he would bring instructions for the Communist Photofax CROSSEYED CAR It was a tragic scene at Green ville Ohio This car driven by Crances Hupe Green ville went out of control and struck a bicycle before wrapping itself around this tree Both Mrs Hupe and he young bike rider James Fisher were killed bloc to get behind the U S de mand for more power for the international truce commission in Laos For a time the Americans talked of packing up and going home but Washington ordered them to stand by in hopes the Communists would modify their previous opposition to discus sing ways of preventing cease fire violations PRODUCER DIES PORT CHESTER NY UPI Robert E Griffith 53 of the theatrical producing team of Griffith and Prince died Wed nesday of a heart attack SONDRA VAN WERT Hampton gir chosen by Iowa 4Hers AMESSondra Van Wert 18 Hampton was elected of the Iowa Girls 4H dub or ganization at the annual con vention here Wednesday night She won an easy victory as he delegates made their selec ion of four state officers from a slate of eight candidates JULIE ANN Roberson 18 Slma was elected vice presi dent Carol Ann Hahn 18 Mo ville was named secretary anc lharon Dee Harms 18 Alden was chosen historian Miss Van Wert a daughter of Mrs Alice Van Wert is a mem her of the Happy Homemakers and Franklin County senior 4H clubs She has received county awards for poultry achievement garden electricity and better grooming She ranked first in he state poultry judging con est as a member of the Frank in County team and was a dele ate to the state leadership amp MISS ROBERSON 2 daughter f Mr and Mrs Lloyd Rober on was the I960 winner of the tate better grooming award nd attended the National 4H lub Congress in Chicago She as served as vice president of he Howard County 4H girls and the county frozen foods award Miss Harms a daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard F Harms is a past president of the Hardin County girls 4H clubs and has shown champion steers at the county and state fairs She has also won county awards for homemaking and leadership Irate farmers in France demonstrate MORLAIX France 4000 Brittany farmers embit tered over the governments farm price structure invaded Morlaix Thursday aboard trac tors and trucks The farmers began streaming into Morlaix about dawn blocking highways around the town of 13000 and the main streets with their ve licles They occupied the local administrative building held it for several hours and then with drew and massed irt the center of the town Round up Commies in Bolivia LA PAZ Bolivia UP Sixt leftist union leaders have been arrested in the destruction of a planned Castrotype revolution in this mountainous tinmining country the government an nounced Thursday The men were sent to an in ternment camp in the tropica lowlands after a modified state of martial law was declarec Wednesday THE GOVERNMENT also made public a manifesto signed jy two Comunist party leaders saying The glorious Cuban rev olution shows it is possible to create a Socialist republic in Latin America The government said the re volt was due to start with a march on La Paz by miners The government issued communique calling on all citi zens to aid the government anc oppose communism ANOTHER document made public by the government dis closed the establishment of an armed camp called T h e Friends of Cuba in Sacaba in vohabamba Province The gov irnment said this documenl showed the Cuban Embassy cnew about this group and iclped organize it President Kennedys special en voy Adlai E Stevenson now in Juenos Aires is scheduled to vis t Bolivia June 15 on his South American tour Stevensons aides aid he has made no changes in his itinerary RED COOK QUITS NEW YORK tfi A cook for Bogdan Lewandowski Polands jermanent representative to the United Nations has defected and asked for political asylum n the United States AP Phototax THIS DID Ken nedy was about to empty a spadeful of dirt during tree planting ceremony at Ottawas Government House last May 16 when he injured his back Interstate franchises approved The 25year Interstate Power Io franchises were approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by Mason City voters The vote on the electric chise was 2873 to 173 on the gas franchise 2895 to 185 and on providing heat for the downtown area 2865 to 190 There were 3289 votes cast Electric franchises to the In erstate Power Co also were approved Wednesday in two northeast Iowa communities The vote at Marquette was 130 o 13 and at Colesburg 119 to 1 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 6 Soc iety News 89 Sports 1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 North Iowa News 19 Clear Lake News 21 ROCKET twist of the throttle on one of two con trol arms extending forward on each side enables Bell Aerosystems Co Engineer Harold M Graham to leap a Eiretruck with his manrocket The hydrogen peroxidepow ered flight belt was designed for the U S Army On the other control arm a lever per mits flight control by adjust ing the thrust Graham has been able to make jumps as long as 360 feet Ap Photofax ;