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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ttw CITY 3 The VOL newspaper that makes all North low HOME EDITION tei Associated Press United Press International Full Lease wires One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GIobeGaxefte Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO IXOOJ 1245 o KWLO Decorah 1240 lljs S Tue The cold war role of your Red Gross TTS A MISTAKE FOR ANY body to assume that the Re Cross is solely or even pr marily a hot war service organ ization True it was born o the battlefield at Solferino it Northern Italy and for man decades has been an agent o mercy to fighting men and their families But at this very moment ir America indeed in nearly ever nation under the sun this or ganization conceived in the hear and mind of a young Swis named Henri Dunant is exempli fyingits sobriquet Mother o Mankind The Red Cross is th one most universally honora ensign in this troubled world o ours Everywhere including Russia the guiding light of the Re Cross is that mission assigned to it by Henri Dunant and b Clara Barton who brought the Red Cross concept and the Rec Cross itself to America Tha central purpose is to bring com fort to those who are suffering No questions are asked abou whos to blame for the pain Th Red Cross commitment is to assuage that pain wherever anc howeveir possible Most of the Red Cross acts of mercy are behind the scene un noticed and unpublicized Whc Sets the credit or whether any body does is of little concern The Red Cross is drawn to suf fering asv a mountainclimber is drawn to the loftiest cause its there Once in a while in connection with some natural disaster4 floodhurricane tornado fores fire what may be a passing mention of the fact tha the Red Cross is on hand and it always is there you may be sure Its usually tucked away near the bottom of the news story And thats as i should be Good works don need a brass band Once in a in our own newspaper Red Cross rates a headline Grounded by fog a service lac was rushed to the bedside of hi dying mother through the joini efforts of Red Cross and high way patrol A reporter just hap pened to learn about it and fer reted out the facts for a Page1 human interest story The Red Cross is more than an innocent bystander so far a the Cold War is concerned Its most important and most cost ly service has been helping to guard over the welfare of the thousands of lads scattered around the free world in the uniform of their country ThL aspect of the Red Cross has tak en a multitude of forms Trained volunteers and career staff members join to make military service as palatable a possible for these lonely young sters in distant places Some are in hospitals some need persona counseling some are helpei with emergency communica tions to home and family Separations imposed on fami lies by military service are un derstandably among the chief sources of personal and family problems This problem is re fleeted in nearly a million com munications last year between Red Cross chapters and field di rectors at military bases Not infrequently the Red Cross must step in to tide a family over emergency financial needs pending arrival of government checks The Red Cross how ever is not a lending organiza lion in the usual sense of the term It couldnt possibly be that Emergency financial as sistance draws no interest When the recipient is able to repay he is encouraged to do so Otherwise it is considered au outright grant In peacetime as in war as suming that this is peacetime the Red Cross plays an extreme ly important role in the recrea tion and entertainment aspect of our service mens daily lives Turn 2 Please MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 5 W2 ans neighbors 10c a Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No DILL MEETS Dill and Pidde may be wearing sour expressions but for the mothers all is happiness Baby Dill left is the daughter of Mrand Mrs Colin Dill and baby Pickle is the son of Mr and Mrs Albert Pickle They were born over the weekend ata Dayton Ohio hospital 10year snow mark possible This winter season gives every indication of chalk ng up the heaviest snowfall in North Iowa since the epic year of 1951 Six more inches of the white stuff over the weekend shot the seasons total in Mason City to 51 inches With several weeks of good snow weather ahead the 5857inch mark of 1959 stands every chance of being topped Safe however is the alltime record of 7625 inches re corded in 1952 Not that really cares to see that mark roken Thirtyone inches of this sea sons fall has come down since Winds of up to 30 miles an hour with gusts even higher caused some of the worst drifting of the winter Numerous county roads were clogged withsnow and impassa le primary highways were open o only oneway traffic in some areas and schools were closed again It was the third consecutive weekend that Iowa was lashed by a snow storm In the latest storm more than seven inches of snow ell in northern Iowa Elsewhere nowfall amounts were less But it was the wind that caused o much havoc The Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern Railway reported one of ts plows stuck south of Huxley he North Western Railway said it had no trains running on branch lines and plows were stalled in snow drifts near Callender and Renwickl The NorthWesterns main line across Iowa was open but huge drifts threatened to block it west of Boone if the strong winds per sisted In Boone County some workers trying to open roads were forced to abandon their equipment and spend Sunday night with farmers The Weather Bureau said that scattered snow flurries should continue through Tuesday An other blast of cold air also was forecast Low readings Monday night will be from zero to 10 below The state low Monday morning was 7 at Dubuque Temperatures shouldnt recover too much Tues day ranging from 5 to 10 above The Highway Commission said towa 7 and Iowa 140 both in Plymouth County were blocked i 11 Russia bows to West on disarm demands V n Summon Powers to public hearing Newsiin a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES McCormack enters race Atty Gen Edward J McCor mack Jr announced he is a candidate for the Demo cratic nomination for US senator signalling a head on clash withthe Kennedy family McCormack 38 a nephew of House Speaker John W McCormack D Mass is expected to face Edward Kennedy who has just turned 30 in the Democratic convention next June Protest bomb tests in air NEW YORK Pickets were outnumbered by police stationed infront of the New York office of the Atomic Energy Commission About 50 demonstrators showed up outside the AEG building to voice disapproval of President Kennedys decision to resume U S nuclear tests in the atmosphere Wants steel talks resumed PITTSBURGH The Kennedy administration may take the next step in bringing about the resump tion of contract talks between the United Steelwork ers of America USW and the Big 11 steel firms Labor Secretary Arthur J Goldberg indicated the administrations disappointment when the negotia tions broke down after two weeks of bargaining A Federal satellite help urged WASHINGTON The International Telephone Telegraph Corp told Congress that private corpor ations alone could not finance a worldwide satellite communications system that would serve the objec tives of U S foreign policy 2 bills before Congress WASHINGTON Democratic congressional teaders are pushing for final action this week on two Kennedy administration pensionwelfare iund regulation measure and a jobless retraining pro gram Different versions of both bills have cleared the Senate and House Probers clear airman Did all that he could WASHINGTON pilot Francis Gary Powers will tell his story in open session for the firsl ime before the Senate Armec Services Committee Tuesday af ernoon Chairman Richard B Russell DGa announced Mon day Russell made the announcemenl after a secret briefing by Centra intelligence Director John A Mc Cone before two Senate subcom mittees which monitor the super secret agency The Georgia senator declined to Jive any personal evaluation ol McCones report which was an account of the lengthy quizzing o Powers since his return to the United States Russell did cay McCone would repeat the briefing before the ful Senate Armed Services Commit tee Tuesdaymorning The two groups which heard Mon days report were subcommittees of the Armed Servicesand Ap propriations committees Earlier it had been reported hat a special board of inquiry bund that Powers generally com lied with orders on his illfatec light over Russia In the aftermath of extensive nterrogation Powers is likely to ye revealed as a man who met unexplained disaster and coped witfi it reasonably well The 32 yearold pilot reportedly has not been able to shed much light on how his plane was forced down deep inside the USSR May 1 1960 Powers who had been sen tenced to prison on spying charges was released by the So viet Union last month in exchange for Soviet master spy Rudolf I Abel Since then Powers has been kept out of sight by government interrogators His capture trial and imprisonment was probed by aspecial board headed by retired federal Judge E Barrett Pretty man Powers is understood to have contended that the force of his planes speedy descent prevented action to destroy it Nevertheless there is resent ment among some members of Congress over the pilots failure to destroy his plane and its equip ment when it fell to Soviet soil These members said there were five different methods of destroy ing the craft Military experts doubt Soviet claims that antiaircraft missiles brought it to earth from an alti tude of more than 68000 feet McCone according to a re liable congressional source said Powers highflying reconnais ance plane was thrown out of control by an explosion he still does not understand The tail of the plane was said to have been wrecked in the blast T On the inside EditorialsPagt 4 Society News Sports 1314 North Iowa News15 Latest Markets Mason City News 1517 Comics 18 Clear Lake News 1 Transit Schedule 20 SINGAPORE INQUIRY SINGAPORE inquiry into the wartime deaths of an es timated 50000 civilians here be lieved massacred by Japanese troops wiJl be started this week Foreign ministers to meet at Geneva WASHINGTON Soviet Premier Khrushchev ias reluctantly accepted a USBritish proposal to open the 18nation disarmament conference at Geneva next week with a foreign ministers meeting officials re ported Monday The Soviet government sent the United States a message delivered to the State Department Sunday advising that Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko will go to Geneva Authorities said the first quick study of the note indicated will also be ready to attend a preliminary session with S Secretary of State Dean Rusk and British Foreign Sec ALGERIAN BOMB DAMAGEA and child pick their way through debris on an Algiers street after one of the bomb explosions that shook the Algerian capital A record total of 135 plastic bomb blasts rocked the city for 90 minutes in the predawn demonstration of strength by the European secret army organization Nikita tells of agriculture lag MOSCOW UPD Pre mier Khrushchev gave a failure afterfailure report of Soviet farm 3roductlon Monday and said ma terial incentives might be the cure In a speech opening a Commu nist party central committee meeting in the Kremlin Khrush chev listed lagging production in meat grain and dairy products in many Soviet farming cluding his own prize project the virgin lands Moscow radio re ported Khrushchev hinted greater re wards for collective farm peas ants may be in the offing when he said It is completely wrong to op pose material incentives to moral ones the development of moral stimuli and the strength ening of material stimuli of ma erial interest and indissolubly linked Council upholds dismissal of Iowa patrolman DES MOINES WTThe Iowa Ex ecutive Council reportedly has upheld the dismissal of Highway Wayne W Soule of ipencer it was learned Monday Soule 36 was ordered dis missed from the patrol last Dec 7 for refusal to accept a trans er from Spencer to Osceola He appealed the dismissal to the council The council met on the Soule case Monday in private session Soule who had been stationed at Spencer for about 14 years said he refused the transfer be cause it was ordered for per onal reasons and not in good aith Soule said he and Patrol Chief David Herrick exchanged heated words last August over Soules Business interests at Spencer Soule has a part interest in an automatic laundry at Spencer and also owns a lake cottage TOTS DIE IN FIRE NIAGAHA FALLS N Y fire in an east end enement Monday claimed the lives of seven children Is Among the Soviet farm fail ures for which he put at least part of the blame on the leader ship Khrushchev said The Russian federation which could not fill its own meat and dairy products needs and had to import vast quantities from other republics But other republics are hav ing troubles too The Ukraine is lagging behind the sevenyear plan said with a pro duction of 21 million tons of meat and 144 million tons of milk in 1961 as opposed to a target of 3 million and 19 million tons The situation in Kazakhstan home of the virgin lands plan is causing serious concern through bad utilization of possi bilities Specifically he said grain production fell short in 1961 by nearly 25 per cent meat production was onesixth below the goal and milk produc ers missed their target by 10 per cent Khrushchev said the Kazakh stan farmers failed to hit their quota even though the quotas had been lowered Even the lowered sevenyear plan tasks for the production of livestock breeding are not ful filled by Kazakhstan he said which is proof of trouble in the leadership in agriculture Khrushchev listed the farm failures after claiming Ameri can imperialists are most of all alarmed precisely by the fact that the program of the Soviet Communist party raises the task of creating Communist abund ance To support this claim of abundance and to counter the farm report the Soviet pre mier gave an impressive recital of industrial successes He said industrial gross pro duction over the past three years had grown by 33 per er cent above the sevenyear plan target He said quotas for steel rolled metal pig iron and AM J fi oil production had been ceeded considerably 1 ex NOTED PHYSICIAN KANSAS CITY Mo WVDr E J Curran 89 a pioneer in the surgical treatment of glau coma died Sunday after a long illness XL w eat he etary Lord Home as the west rn governments had proposed North Iowa Partly cloudy with USdisarmament chief William scattered snow flurries through a television inter Tuesday Colder Monday view Sunday night that the United night lows 510 below Contates now wants an even tighter HJ T tl 1 t tinued cold Tuesday highs 5 10 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered snow flurries through Tuesday Colder Monday night lows zero to 10 below Highs Tuesday 515 Further outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday Minnesota Mostly fair a little warmer Highs 1828 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees belbw normal inIowa through Saturday Normal highs up per 30s northto middle 40s south Normal lows 20 north to middle 20s south It wil be cold at beginning of perioc but warmer Wednesday and Thursday Light snow and colder again Friday and Sat urday Preci p i fc a t i o n will amount to 10 of an inch or less GlobeGazette weither data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 22 Minimum g At 8 am g Precipitation 11 2W snow Sunrise Sunset GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Minimum Precipitation 24 10 13 3 in snow SAME nspection system than it would we been willing to accept last year prior to Soviet nucleartest series which began in September after months of secret prepara tions He said the West would not prepared to take Khrushchevs word that the Soviets would not test again The new note from Moscow was expected to get personal attention from President Kennedy Hfe xe turned Monday from a weekend at MiddUeburg Va Kennedy announced Friday night that the United States will resume nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere in late April un less the Soviet Union signs an effective test ban treaty before that time The meeting of foreign minis ters in advance of the general arms talks would deal primarily with the nuclear test ban prob lem For the past three years negotiations on that particular ssue were conducted by the three powers at Geneva until they broke down after the surprise Soviet est series Authorities said the note from Moscow put an end to the un certainty which has troubled US officials over the level at which he disarmament talks would start Khrushchev had insisted since midFebruary that the talks must jegin with a summit conference bringing together the heads of as many of the 18 countries as could et to Geneva by March 14 Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan said they would be prepared to go to a summit meeting at a later stage if progress in the talks warranted hat but they argued a toplevel eginning of disarmament negoti ations would do more harm than jood by tending tofreeze national positions on the whole range of disarmament issues Gross gets in trouble with a twister tender WASHINGTON UPDRep H R Gross RIowa thought he was only takinga crack at the White louse recently when he related textile to night club activities What he didnt know was that an actual very live twister ten ler was listening in the House jallery and taking exception to he congressmans remarks During last weeks House de ate on the manpower develop ment and training act Gross dis covered that textile twister was ncluded among the jobs for which raining would be provided He said I wonder if this is for the raining of individuals who at end the all night parties at the Mute House where they do the wist until the small hours of the norning Is a twister tender re ated to those night club activi ies It was disclosed that John W Edelman Washington represent ative of the Textile Workers of America had written Gross say ing that it was the congressmans right to indulge in a bit of what I assume is intended as political badinage aimed at the present occupant of the White House However let me tell you Mr Congressman that this little jibe didnt go over very well with an actual very live twister tender from North Carolina who hap pened to be in the gallery when you were putting on this little act Edelman said the job of twister tender is work requiring consid erable skill and experience He said the twister tender involved felt his job being derided for the sake of a bit of slapstick Edelman suggested an apology Gross replied that Rep Adam Clayton Powell DNY chairman of the House labor committee also had used the words twister tender When Powell expresses regret for this Gross said he himself will give further consid eration to your letter ;