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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the The Newspaper LOBE That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL 97 Associated MA United ruH MASON CITY lOWA FRIDAY JUNE U TW Consist t TWO Me HI Motto on Carriers Safety Skippers Fret Through Every Takeoff Landing By WARREN ROGERS JR Naw York Herald News Service WASHINGTON Safety first is the living breathing motto aboard a Navy attack carrier and no mother ever kept a cleaner house or brooded more about her charges than the skipper He frets through every land ing and takeoff and every tick lish refueling at sea when other vessels pull alongside This reporter had an opportu nity recently to observe two 6 skippers go through their rou tine agonies Capt John J Hy land of the USS Saratoga and Capt Thomas Winfield South II of the USS Essex It was a pain ful but inspiring experience For three days aboard the Saratoga and one aboard the Essex I observed day and night operations several hundred miles off the Atlantic Coast The attack carriers one as new as they make them and the oth er a grand old lady of World War were on shake downmaneuvers after drydock and before steaming to dut Aug 7 in the Mediterranean THINGS WENT OFF surpris ingly well One seaman fel overboard a half doze were drenched in soapdefyin oil during refueling so the looked chocolatedipped an one officer suffered a skull frac ture in a freak accident Butthings have not gone well since for carriers Week befor last a jet plane landing on th Essex suddenly cart wheeled through a pack o parkecl planes and fell over th men dozen hurt and millions of dol lars lost in the crash and ensu ing fire The Essex came hom for repairs The same week in theMedi terranean Cmdr Wilfred J Me Neil 38yearold war hero son of Pentagon Comptroller Wilfred J McNeil perished in the crash of his jet plane as he tried to landon the USS Intre Pid Last week three airmen from the USS Randolph died in a crash at sea during night opera tions witnessed by King Bau douin of Belgium THESE ARE the Damoeletian swords under which carrier men That is why with the cau the daring they demanc more and more safety electronic and human as they daily risk their lives One word describes why the Saratoga aijd others of the modern Forrestal class are widely preferred over the agini Essex class by the men who sail and fly off carriers The word is Capt South illustrated it dur ing last months maneuvers He was the picture of empathy on the bridge one night as hewilled jet fliers to safe takeoffs from the Essexs two hydraulic cata pults Four heavy F4D Douglas Sky rays their afterburners roar ing were being shot aloft As each left the catapult it pan caked a bit untU it gripped the air and flew away The last one dipped exceedingly low and it was startling to see the sweat pop out on Capt Souths face and to hear him grunting Gel it up sorr Get it up THE ANGLED DECK i the most obvious safety feature of the modern carrier It permits a pilot to lift off safely if he happens to miss the arresting cables with his tail hook In the old days he plowed into a steel barrier set up to protect other aircraft parked on deck Now unless diverted off the runway the worst he can do is fall in the water Ejection seats are de signed to fling him clear to be picked up by any always alerted destroyer alongside or hovering helicopters There are many other safety devices some not so obvious For example Uie Forrestal class is completely airconditioned on the theory that comfort begets precision men have til sorts of tricks for training their own co ordination For instance a pilot who is fails lo snag his fail pays dollar fine to the squadron i A QUESTIONABLE West German Finance Minister Ludwig Er hard top eyes Chancellor Konrad AdenaUer as the latter tells Parliament he had informed Erhard in May that he was not going to step out But Er hard heir apparent to the post said lie left the country pn an official trip to the U S with a firm impression that the aging Adenauer would stand fast on decision to leave off ice Muff ling of ABlasts 7 WASHINGTON dfcThe United States Friday handed Russia a White House scientific report saying wouldbe atomic test ban violators probably could muffle underground nuclear blasts The presidential advisory sci sntists figured that it would take three years to develop under ground atomic blast detectors as good asthose that Geneva est ban negotiators had be ieyed were available before new came in from under ground shots The U S officials said how sver that the findings by the icientists under Dr Lloyd Berk ner do not change the American position in favor of halting atomic tests if a control system s set up to enforce the ban They said the control system being negotiated with Russia on he basis of earlier scientific in brmation is basically sound The new scientific data sheds more light on what is needed for inforceable they said The Berkner study was given o the Russians at Geneva vhere test ban talks have been Oroing on since Oct 31 It was loped to serve as a prod lo the communists to reverse previous refusals to discuss 2ntific information available rom U S test blasts conducted n Nevada last Matsus Targetof New Red Shelling TAIPEI Formosa GfJ Chinese Communists Friday ihifted their artillery bombard ment to a point 150 miles north of the Quempy Islands loTibing 130 shells on tiny Kaolengjsland n the Matjsu group The natipn ilist Chinese Defense Ministry it was theheaviest bom jardment Kaoteng had under gone The Quemoy Islands 150 miles to the south are ttie usual arget of Communist artillery 10 Mason City Generally day night and f little cooler Friday night Lit tie temperature change Satur day Highs Saturday lower 80s Lows Friday night 52 55 Iowa Generally fair Friday night and Saturday Cooler southeast Friday night Low Friday night 52 to 55 north 5 to 62 south Little tempera change Saturday High 78 to 83riortheast 83 lo88 southwest Outlook for Sun cloudy and warm er Fivaday Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 8 degrees a b o v e normal Saturday through next Wednesday Nor mal highs are 80 north to 83 south Normal lows are 58 north to 61 south Warmer about Sunday otherwise only mi n or daily temperature changes Rainfall will average 10 to 20 of an inch in scat tered showers and thunder storms about Sunday night or Monday Minnesota Continued pleasant Highs Saturday 65 lo 75 GlobeGazelle weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 81 Minimum At 8 70 recipilation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 69 45 On the Inside General News Page 2 Clear Lake News 3 Editoria Is 4 North Iowa Features 5 LocalNews e7 MO Latest 14 Comics 15 North Iowa News II TV Schedules Pullout Section COMING 30 MINUTES OF Just TV Commercials of HOLLYWOOD f Next on TV A haffnour program of nothing but commercials Station KTTV of Let believes rts viewers are go inf to enjoy H Come July 11 the slot en Saturday nights wil be filled wifti the spot commercials thestation can as c sembfe from the nations advertising agencies The idea comes from Richard A Meere president of KTTV who started thinking one evening when his interrupted a conversation to watch a commercial KTTV says H wont charge the advertisers a fee for fng its program Cutback in WASHINGTON W Secre tary of Defense Neil H McEl roy proposed Friday a cutback of about billion in this countrys programs for missile defenses against manned bombers He also proposed an increase of some million in spend ing on efforts to develop a de fense against ballistic and other missiles Sen Richard B R u s s el chairman of the Sen ate Armed Services Commit lee said these were the high points in a new air defense pro gram thatMcElroy outlined to the committee in a closeddoor session RUSSELL SAID the re vamped program calls for a mixture of both the Army Nike Hercules missile and the Air Force Bom arc Rivalary between the serv ices over these designed to bring down manned in the studies that brought the revised air defense program The proposed increased spending on missiles to inter cept missiles would be de velopment of the Army Nike Zeus Russell told a news confer ence he generally favored the proposed cutbacks in the de fenscagainst manned bombers IF THE RUSSIANS decided to attack us I believe that the first attacks would be by mis he said They migh send over manned bombers later to see what damage was done and to knock out remain ing Asked why Pentagon lead ers with approval of Presides Eisenhower had made this switch in air defense planning Russell said he assumed for the same reason he had jus staled We are in aarfield of defense which is not ie said There may be some sudden breakthrough that could change the whole concept Driver Charged in Sioux Cityans Death SIOUX CITY driver a stationwagon which killed a ioux City woman at a down own intersection faced h a r g e Friday of passing hrough a red traffic light Hel G Hough 25 was fatally in ured in the accident Thursday olfce filed the charge against he driver Robert W Weldon retired denial technician Herter Gromyko in Verbal Dueling Castro Juggles Cabinet Opposition Growing HAVANA Cuba UPI Pro mier Fidel Castro shook up the Cuban cabinet Friday including the important posts of interior and agriculture in the face of growing opposition to his contro versial scheme lo carve up large plantations and arms The qpppsilion came from some members of the cabinet and from large landholders The LJ S government also has ex pressed serious concern about he agrarian reform law A total of five cabinet posts were affected by the shakeup an nounced by the bearded revolu tionary who Fulgencio Batista after a five hour session of the Council of Ministers Cabinet IN ADDITION tP the mmisters of interior and agriculture changes were the min istries of health social welfare and state The shakeup climaxed re ports that some of the Ministers had threatened lo qw Cuban agrarian refoYih law was modified Castro minimized the shakeup He told newsmen that such changes are natural in a revo lutionary He praised the outgoing ministers for their services Castro said the oulgoing min isters who held military ranks would reenter the Cuban army He indicated the civilians re placed might be appointed to other government posts later THE OFFICIAL announce menl gave no indication wheth er the five outgoing ministers resigned or were fired Cattle ranchers tobacco and sugar growers have fought the land reform law The United Stales formally added its voice to their cause Thursday In a nole lo the Cuban gov ernment Ihe U S State Depart ment expressed concern that the law failed to provide prompt and adequate compensation lo U S investors SAME DATEWS233 AP Phototax ON TRIAL FOR LIFE Three of the four white youths charged with attacking a Negro girl at Talla hassee are handctiffed together as they enter the courthouse Left to right front are high school students Ollie Stoutamire and David Beagles 18 while at right rear with a detective is William Col New Mad Bomber Hunted in Boston BOSTON W Police Friday hunted a mad bomber in the wake of an explosion which shattered a rapid transit tram station 30 feet above a busy Boston intersection Thursday Thirtyeight persons were injured three seriously in inc blast which investigators said was caused by a homemade bomb planted in a public coin locker High police officials said he bombing apparently was the work of a lunatic bent on destruction A huge police detail under CapL Joseph B head of the homicide squad was assigned the job ot learning his identity Investigators said the bomb went off with the explosive force of a 500pound Air Force bomb of World War IF The blast blew apart the big pagodalype waiting room on the elevated station of the Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority It caught several per sons within the wailing room and on the outdoor station plat form Some of them were blown 30 foci to busy Canal and Cause way streets below Six were injured as they sat in a train approaching the sta tion The blast stopped the tram 20 feet away Only three sec ends later the rain would have pounds caused the explosion been in direct line of the explo sion Police said there have been al least four warnings of secreted bombs at North station within recent weeks Police probing through the ruins found six drycell batter ies nenr some shattered frag ments of the metal lockers They said the batteries were covered with sulphide residue indicating they were part of a bomb Po lice said the bomb might have been activated by an oncoming train Two detectives said tests by police chemists of bits of the wreckage and parts of a smashed locker indicated a bag of powder weighing 20 to 25 Republican Chiefs Charmed by Both Rockefeller Nixon WASHINGTON W In tne role of a man who says he isnt running for president Gov Nelson A Rockefeller pumped a fivehour flow of high octane charm at top Re publicans here Thursday The verdict among the po litically minded The New York governor will be a tough fastpaced contender if he goes after the parlys 1960 presi dential nomination and he may In San Francisco Vice President Richard M Nixon faced the question Is any thing 16 be gained by confer ences with the Russians Nixon attending a monweaHh Club banquet Thursday nfght replied There is a great deal of justification for he question Developments in Geneva dont offer too much encourage ment but the conferences are most useful And the main point is tne alternative to talking is un acceptable The United States and he Soviet Union wonlrt draw apart and quite con ceivably could end up by fight ing Neither the United States or any other nation can af ford to risk settlements by force But the frightening thing is war can come when ali parties concerned do not want Rockefeller flew lo Wash ington on his second visit to the capital since his election last November The announced purpose Business and picas Publicly the business was New Yorks But news men thoughl Ihcy delccled the aroma of higher smbitions in his smiling handshaking progress about town The pleasure was centered at the Capitol Hill Club a Republican organization which he had helped lo found In between reporters put to him in varying forms the big question of whether he will be available for the I960 Republican nomination A score of smiling replies melted down to the standard formula Im not a candi date for anything All I want is to be a good governor of New About as far as he would go beyond that was to say that he would wait to see if his name was entered in next years New Hampshire presi dential primary and then would decide what he would do That primary would pro vide an early lost against Vice President Nixon for the nomination Threats Denied by Russ But Talks Continuing ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES GENEVA Soviet Foreign Minisler Andrei Gromyko re used Friday to withdraw now Russian ultimatum on Ber in and said the Western plan or the city amounted to an ulti matum itself Gromyko said Russia would never put its signature to any agreement naintaining occu pation rights in West Berlin he minimum demand of Lha West The occupation rights pro ide for the stationing of Amer British and French troops n West Berlin and for freeac cess to the cjty through 110 miles of East Germany THIS WAS RUSSIAS unbudg ing reply to pleas from Secre tary of Slate Chiistian Herter and British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd to defuse the one year lime limit in Ihe Soviet plan or face a breakdown of this conference Herter rose at once with a suggestion Gromyko positionimmediately so the West would know whether to continue the conference He said lliere was a double threat in Gromykos plan Herter did not accept the claim in Gromykos speech that here was no threat or ultima tum in the Red plan But he hinted that in the sec ret HerterGromyko talks Thursday he Russian had held out some new hope and hs sked Gromyko to put his re marks on the open conference record THOUGH THE TALKS 1 a precarious stage the form jr ministers did decide to keep he conference going They ichedulcd a private negotiating icssion for Monday Gromyko adopted an oulward y lone in a speech mplying why all the fuss ver his latest Berlin demands he West has called unaccept ble and which he called nego iable But there was no retreat from he substance of the Russian de nands which Herter told Gro myko Thursday had put the encva talks on a daytoday basis Gromykos rejected plan calls for the preparation of a German peace treaty within one year with Western withdrawal from Berlin during Uiat year The al ternative is immediate with drawal and the writing of a peace treaty by Russia and East Germany denied today the oneyear limit amounted to an ultimatum and said that he could not understand all the ex cilemenl Labor Troubles Hit Wilson Plant at Albert Lea ALBERT E Cairns general manager of the Wilson Parking Co here said Friday hat three departments of the plant have been shut down be cause of suspension of union members According to Cairns the union refused to live up to contractual obligations Several men who refused to work the number of hours specified in the contract came under disciplinary action Cessation of work in their de partments necessitated closing down the beef kill hog kill and ham boning departments Wilson was out o the market Friday morning Cairns could not say when work would be resumed nor difficulty cleared ;