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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowaf Daily Newspaper for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Preu tnd United tnu InUniiUontl Full MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 9 1961 7c paper Contltti ol Two SectionsSection Nr JFK has love for theater Arts get a break By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Were eat ing our words with relish saic actress Helen Hayes who had actively supported Richard M Nixon in the i960 presidentia campaign as she recently visited the White House to re ceive President Kennedys bon voyage for the repertory group she is leading under State De partment auspices on a 30week European tour It could hardly be said thai Miss Hayes was speaking for all of show business for a great many had no words to eat John F Kennedy in his cam paign received Hollywood and Broadway support that re minded oldtimers of the sec ond Roosevelt era And appro priately for aside from politics JFK has many associations with the world of entertainment JOSEPH P KENNEDY the Presidents father once was president and board chairman of Film Booking Office of America and was connected with the Patjic Exchange both of which were absorbed into RKO Peter Lawford the motion pic ture star is the Presidents brotherinlaw And through his wifes family the President is a kind of distant step rela tive of Gore Vidal novelist scenarist playwright and ar dent Kennedy Democrat To cap the point Attorney General Robert F Kennedy recently sold his book The Enemy Within to a Hollywood producer The relish with which Miss Hayes is eaing flavored greatly dential retinues her words is the Presi keen and ob vious interest in the arts As a representative and senator Kennedy had a standing order for four favorite seats at the National Theatre in Washington A presidential box is being readied for him KENNEDY SUPPORTS legis lation to establish a Federal Advisory Council on the Arts as well as the proposed mil lion National Culture Center for the nations capital The Ken nedys are habitual concert goers Prior to the inaugural the Presidentelect visited two Broadway profluctions one of them Vidals thereby generat ing a good deal of welcome and profitable publicity And the other day Kennedy shocked and delighted a Wash ington theatre manager by casually dropping in to see Spartacus which for technical reasons could not be shown at the White House This was all the more remarkable because the screen play was written by Dalton Trumbo one of the left wing Hollywood Ten Presi dential prestige was lent the premiere of a new Indian film when the Chief Executive at tended Kennedy is also aware of the financial problems of show biz The administrations new mini mum wage bill specifically ex cmpts theatres PRESIDENT Eisenhower was not much of a theatregoer In eight ydars he is known only to have seen the second act of My Fair Lady President Truman went frequently to the Nationa but disdained a box he wantec to be right down front A special ramp to a presidential box was constructed for the second Roosevelt but FDR was more of a movie fan he saw films in the White House projection room Of recent Presidents probably the alltime theatre champ was Woodrow Wilson He loved vaudeville too and could be counted on to show up at Keiths every Thursday evening But JFK bids fair to outdo Wilson in becoming the enter tainment worlds favorite White House occupant What other President ever figured in four Page 1 stories in a single issue of Variety FOUR MORE FREED NORRISTOWN Pa MiFour more electrical firm executives including three from the Gen eral Electric Co were freed from prison Thursday for exem plary behavior after serving 25 days of 30day terms for price fixing and bid rigging THEY WEATHERED THE STORM vard 202 10th NW left made it to and from work during the height of Wednesdays is wasnt easy He turned to his skis end poled his way through the drifts and over the ice At right Carl Levisay 4 son of Mr and Mrs Jim Levisay Gilbert Bo finds it no trouble to look into the Clear Lake Globe Gazette office window even though he ordinarily could not reach to the bottom of the window He was able to peer in by standing on a snowdrift that ac cumulated during the storm billion housing plan sought to save the cities WASHINGTON Kennedy Thursday sent to Con gress a billion savethe cities housing program to be by a proposed new Cabinet rank department of housing and urban affairs In a special 10point message Kennedy called for prompt housing legislation to spur the economy and reinforce the ci ties in their desperate strug gle against blight and decay Housing Administrator Rob ert C Weaver who presumably will become the first Negro Cabinet member if his housing agencies are wrapped together as an llth department said drafts of the whole package of legislation will laid before Congress this month While stressing the need to spur homebuilding as a stimu lant to jobs and income Ken nedys 10000word measure was aimed chiefly at helping the middleincome and lowerin come city dweller rather than the twocar suburbanite The highlights included A fouryear billion au thorization for urban renewal grants and loans A test program of 40year no downpay low cost dwellings under the Federal Housing Ad ministration loan insurance pro gram A goahead for construction of 100000 public housing units in perhaps three years Half would be earmarked and spe cially built for the elderly A MAJOR expansion of FHAs program of home improvement Phfltdfax TO engagement of the Duke of Kent 25 Eng lands most eligible bachelor and Katherine Worsley 28 was announced in London The duke is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II Miss Worsleys father is Sir William Worsley FAIRandWARMER North Iowa Generally fair Thursday night and Friday Locally colder Thursday night lows 2025 Warmer Friday highs 3643 Iowa Clearing Thursday night coldereast lows 2025 Gener ally fair and warmer Friday highs in the 40s Further out look Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Mfnntsota Variable cloudiness through Friday warmer Highs Friday in 30s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 23 26 trace 21 17 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Minimum pay hike endorsed WASHINGTON The House Education and Labor Committee approved a bill to boost the federal minimum wage from to an hour in two steps over 28 months The committee voted 1912 for the measure which also would extend new wagehour law coverage to 4311000 workers mostly in big chain retail establishments 76 feared lost in mine FUKUOKA Japan Fire broke out in a coal mine near here and police reported that at least 76 miners were trapped underground Tax charges hit filmdom LOS ANGELES Four Hollywood figures were slapped with tax liens filed by the Internal Revenue Service Among them was singer Gordon McRea who was accused of being in arrears for taxes owed for 1952 and 1953 Van Johnson accused of owing for 1959 John Drew Barrymore 458 for 1959 and Walter Wanger for 1953 through 1955 Harrys not bashful WASHINGTON Former President Truman told an AFLCIO gathering that his study of U S history indicated that the nations great presidents are followed by men of lesser ability As one of the great ones I can make that statement he added U N feels supply pinch LEOPOLD VILLE Congo The United Nations admitted it is feeling the pinch of the Congolese stranglehold on its vital supply lines Rajeshwar Dayal head of the U N Congo mission said he hopes negotiations to get U N soldiers back to the key ports of Matadi and Banana will be completed be fore he leaves Friday for a General Assembly meet ing in New York loans to make this device pos sibly the major vehicle of the drive to upgrade decaying neigh borhoods and modernize the na tions housing inventory The fiveyear limit and ceiling on FHA repairand mod ernization loans would be great ly increased Weaver indicated and sqme new types of homeim provement credit never before made available may be devised Kennedy said the problem of cities and their suburbs should be constantly brought to the Cabinet table and deserve 6739 House approval for redistrict idea SOUNDS FAR FETCHED PASADENA Calif Ml Jooked on suspicion of stealing garden sprinkler Robert Bell White 42 explained to police Im a songwriter and Im working on a song about rain need that sprinkler to spray vntcr on the window and in pire On the inside 4 Ntws789 Mason City News 1011 Lattit Marktts 11 U14 Cltar Lakt Ntwt U Comics 17 North Iowa Ntwt 24 N Iowa solons object Map on page 3 DES MOINES UP Di vision Iowas 99 counties into seven instead of the present eight congressional districts was achieved by the Iowa House Thursday over the opposition of rep resentatives from the 3rd District The vote on the bill which now goes to the Senate was 67 39 The plan substituted for one offered by the House Reappor tionment and Redistricting Committee was sponsored by Reps Elmer Lange RSac City and J W Graham RIda Grove Third District representatives omplained that their district represented by H R Gross was being chopped up to give stronger Republican majorities to other areas of the state REP CHESTER Hougen R Waterloo said the redistricting plan passed would give the Democrats the 5th District and now we are taking the 3rd Dis trict and handing it to them on a silver platter Rep Francis Messerly R Finchford also protested wha he called the raid on the 3rd District The 3rd District for many years has been a hard working well organized Republican dis trict Messerly said This was created by a lot of hare work and the spending of a lo leadership at the top level ofjof money Now our reward for this effort is to be raided tc strengthen other areas tha have not planned so well REP HAROLD Fischer R Wellsburg said the plan pro posed by Reps Elmer Lange RSac City and J W Graham RIda Grove would thoroughly and completely mutilate the 3rc District House Democratic leader Scott Swisher of Iowa City saic the LangeGraham plan woulc create a 4th District that Jooks like a monkey wrench and isnt likely to be accepted by the Senate Under the proposal passed Polk and Boone counties home lounties of Iowas two Demo cratic congressmen Neal Smith of Altoona and Merwin Coad of Boone would be in the same 5th How many books Trading stamps for kiss LONG BEACH Calif UPI Salesman Ronald Hieks 45 Long Beach was sent to jail for trying to buy kisses with trad ing stamps Hicks was arrested on a drunk charge when the officer was called to a westside district by numerous complaints Municipal Judge Charles T Smith fined Hicks or days in jail when he pleaded guilty to being drunk Bailey said Hicks was going from house to house offering to trade stamps for a little affection Hicks was unable to make bail He cant pay out in trading stamps said Smiths clerk 1way traffic still common Highway travel in North Iowa was still slow and hazardous Thursday with highway crews battling to clear roads clogged by the 12 inches of snow which fell Wednesday All state roads were open to oneway traffic At times however cars or trucks became stuck and blocked the oneway routes But these blockades were reported as tem porary Arlie Christensen assistant district engineer for the Iowa Highway Commission said that all roads are ice packed and covered He advised mo iorists to drive only with chains or snow tires Christensen said the snow on the roads was not deep in the North Iowa counties excepting near West Union and east of Forest City Two rotary plows Bank gives job to examiner who uncovered fraud KNOXVILLE Iowa election of E W Morgan vet worked to open these areas to oneway traffic government He told Congress I therefore recommend and shall shortly offer a suggested proposal the establishment in the execu tive branch of a new Cabinet rank department of housing and urban affairs THIS LEFT wide open the question whether he would ask Congress to act by its normal procedures or would shortcut process by issuing a presi dential reorganization plan sub ject to congressional veto under reorganization powers which Congress is now weighing The new department presuma bly would embrace all the agen cies which Weaver as adminis trator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency now super vises These are the FHA Pub lic Housing Authority Urban Renewal Administration Com munity Facilities Administration and Federal National Mortgage Association Author in surprise plea of guilty NEW YORK MVN o r m a n Mailer 37 author pleaded guilty in a surprise move Thursday to a thirddegree as sault charge in the stab wound ing of his wife Adcle last Nov 30 He could receive a year in jail a fine of or both or an indeterminate sentence up to Ihrce years Mailers wife who was wounded after a party in the Mailer apartment had re fused to sign a complaint against her husband Redstone missile in prespoce test CAPE CANAVERAL A routine flight success by a Redstone missile Thursday bol stered hopes that the United States will send a man into space within two months It was a military test for the Redstone the Armys most reliable ballis tic missile But the flight path it followed almost matched that planned for the first manned U S spaccflight about 150 miles up and 280 miles over the Atlantic Ocean HOUSE MAJORITY Floor Leader Robert Naden RWeb ster City said that under the committee plan the 7th District also looked like a monkey wrench It seems to me the only question is whether we are going to accept a righthanded or a lefthanded monkey wrench Naden said Rep Verne Lisle RClarinda said he thought the LangeGra ham plan was a cause it would good one be strengthen the Republican majorities in all dis tricts except the 3rd and the 5th The 3rd District now has the biggest Republican majority in the state he said What is happening here is that a little of their strength would be spread among the other dis tricts But it would still have the second largest Republican ma jority among the districts Plat Menni Triffle In Fail 31 Hour eran national oanK examiner 01 A TRUCK JAM tied up traffic Des Moines as executive vice on Highway 30 west of president of the Community A Greyhound bus was tional Bank Trust the vehicles stalled in of Knoxville was tieup Several passengers Thursday by Jay L the bus reportedly were ill fumes but none was in Collins said that the condition had been considering and trucks were jammed selection for several days to bumper for five met Thursday to on Highway 6 just east the Grinnell after that highway Morgan was the examiner closed by stalled cars uncovered the recent ment of funds from the 18 was blocked munity National Eldon L Everly in the Northwest 59 president of the bank at much oneway traffic was time committed suicide in the Spencer area the estimated loss in the Denison area 16 inches of snow fell open but there was only AVES IN ROME U S traffic on many roads ambassador Averell the area because of snow met Thursday with by strong northwesterly Amintore Bill OKd Senate goes to DES MOINES A billjSioux City who said that to assure a supply of dogs than 1000 to 2000 dogs scientific research was needed by the laborator jy the Iowa Senate Van Eaton sought unsuc to amend the bill to The measure which now the 13 humane societies o the House has been one Iowa as one source of the he most controversial of session judging from the bill provides that any ume of mail senators said or private agency per received on society or corporation hav Sen John Shoeman custody of dogs seized lic said the bill was in theiwould have to surrrender best interests of scientific a licensed and certified re search and added that our agency if the dogs had of marvelous advances in held for not less than two man health could not have and not more than 15 days achieved without the use of in research DEPARTMENT of would certify the agen SEN JOHN Walker which could make use ol iams made the most dogs For every dog ob srcsentation in behalf of the laboratory would ill when he introduced to pay the municipality or young persons who had In addition no dogs gone successful heart be destroyed by a pound in the last three years being offered and re said A dog is mans by a research laboratory riend at least one of R G Moore DDunJap but where do children fit 1560 experimental One childs life is worth used at the University of siderably more than that of oncilowa last year He also stray dog who has already been that Ihc Animal Rescue kicked out Walker said iof Des Moines killed 4000 He opposed a argument I960 many which could Sen Charles Van Eaton been used tor ;