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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1963, Mason City, Iowa 45 hurt in school fire See story on page 2 Soviets revive poison charge MOSCOW Soviet Unl The world has become witness ion charged Saturday that the of another monstrous crime United States was using Evesda Red gas against civilians in South Viet organ of the Soviet Nam and that hundreds of perdefense ministryThe American sons had perished Wonted Opposition for Rocky Conservatives ews in a nutshell must act By LYLE C WILSON WASHINGTON UPI Re publican conservatives will learn that it never is enough merely to oppose a front runner for the partys presidential nomination It is necessary also for the opposing group to have an at tractive alternate candidate of their own That strategy is im posed by authority of one of the basic rules of political strategy It is this You cant lick some body with nobody So Republican conservatives need a candidate of their own as an alternative to the candidacy of Gov Nelson Rockefeller of New York There is no more doubt about Rockefellers candidacy at this hour than there is doubt about tomorrows sunrise Less may be There is some doubt that Sen Barry Goldwater RAriz will go for the Republican presi dential nomination This doubt may be related to a doubt that Goldwater could be nominated Republican conservatives have not been able to nominate a presidential candidate since Cal vin Coolidge in 1924 Goldwater has asked for the remainder of 1963 to make up his mind about 1964 That puts the conservatives in a hole What they soon will need to throw a body block agains Rockefeller is a real live per forming candidate who asserts his candidacy without qualifica tion and who will barnstorn the nation promising to stop Rockefeller and lick the Ken nedys The conservatives need tha kind of a candidate and need him soon to fire the politica boilers to stimulate fund rais ing and to energize conservative political efforts from the pre cinct level up Rockefeller is conceded to be front runner for the Republican presidential nomination H i lead is underwritten by the fac that he has no visible opponenl There is opposition of course Lots of it But no opponent s far There is no man or woma to look the governor in the ey and say Ill see you at th national convention Rocky an knock you off Elite guards ied up LONDON Fed up with what they called too much spit and polish discipline and too little pay 25 members of the elite Scots of the regi ments which looks after the off in a huff It was a strike to raise the eyebrows of every lover of royal tradition and to make uncounted thou sands of legendary Colonel Blimps turn in their graves Well keep promise Russ WASHINGTON Russia will keep its promise to puli several thousand troops out of Cuba by next Friday according to Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin Russia will do what we promised to do Dobrynin said at the State Department The newspaper that makes a North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE 76 known dead in blast BELECKE Germany An explosion caused by a burst air pressure pipe system wrecked a foundry in this small town on the edge of the vast Ruhr in dustrial region and 16 persons were known dead 40 injured Dynamite plant explodes JOHANNESBURG South Africa The worlds largest dynamite factory blew up with four tremen dous roars at Modderfontein 16 miles from here Company officials said casualties were miraculously dead and five missing Good reception for envoy BONN U S envoy Livingston Merchant in vestigating the idea of a NATO nuclear force of surface vessels carrying Polaris missiles has left for London Talks with West German officials appar ently convinced him that such a force could be opera tional in four years Money bills in House WASHINGTON Bills that will let the armed services buy 60000 missiles 3000 airplanes and 43 warships and pave the way for Army induction of an estimated 90000 men next year face roll call votes in the House The two key defense measures fouryear extension of the draft law and a record billion military authorization due on the floor Monday interventionists have again used poison substances in South Viet jNani Hundreds of people per iished a great quantity of cattle i was poisoned I The newspapersaid the United States manufactured a poison gas called GB at a factory near Denver from a formula capturec from the Nazis and loaded it into he warheads of rockets bombs and missiles at the same spot crossocean strategists jreedily grasped whatever the Hitlerite criminals didnt dare to use Red Star added The Red Star charge follows by a day a Budapest Hungary Com munist Youth organization protest to spraying poisonous chemicals in South Viet Nam by the United States and the Ngo Dinh Diem clique Communist China also broadcast a charge by the Red Chinese Red Cross organization that use of chemicals was an in human atrocity It called the alleged American action cannabalistic steps and said Americans were chuckling with satisfaction at what it called painful agonies of South Viet names women and children The newspaper said that so far the use of chemical weapons is limited to one colonial war but who can guarantee that the peoples of other countries will not suffer from them too This seemed a continuation of arlier longlasting Soviet propa anda that the United States used erm warfare in Korea with just changeover to another sort of ioison in South Viet Nam In Washington the U S De ense Department said in a statement We have never ised poison gas in South Viet nam and there is no truth in rommunist reports that we are ising it now The Communist uproar follows reports by miitary men in Saigon hat a weed killer used to destroy heavy foliage has begun to pay off n fewer Red guerrilla ambushes Airplanes spray the chemica1 along roads and canals to elim inate bushes the Communists use as hiding places Initial experiments a year ago failed because the spray was ap plied in the wrong season for max imum effect Associated Pres correspondent Malcolm Browne reported last montlffrom Saigon VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 9 1963 ClOc a copy No 25 Flood losses in millions Thts RS70 sketch It will do 2000mph If It gets made New leader Syria back to normal B52 for real We have 680 able to reach any target DANGEROUS SHIFT Here are the military principals in a defense tugofwar taking place in Washington where some lawmakers feel a danger ous alloureggsinonebasket shift is being made in strategy to eliminate the intercontinental triple sonic RS70 in favor of missiles Meanwhile the inter continental B52 is o u r mainstay House Armed Services Chairman Carl Vinson DGa favors the RS70 program as insurance and his committee voted million more than President Kennedy asked Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara be lieves it would cost billion to build an RS70 fleet and that the missile buildup makes such an expendi tureneedless When Washington speaks of targets Washington means Soviet targets of course Secretary McNanrara Chairman Vinson BEIRUT Lebanon MVSyriasjregime thus formally acceptin Council easedlthe separate status of Syria for6 Kusslans Saying it of course isnt doing border controls Saturday The the first time since it revoltedHunganan revoltrhe Wants cardinal out of Hungary VATICAN CITY Va tican is reportedly trying to get a safe conduct pass from Hungary for Josef Cardinal Mindszenty Hungarian Catholic primate who has said that he will never leave his country even if staying means life in confinement Three weeks short of 71 Minds zenty has been given haven in the US Legation in Budapest since crushed the 1956 CLOUDY it But that kind of bold country moved back toward nor language is what the eager fol lowers of any public hero want from their idol If they dont get it from one idol they are likely to drift in time to another Here again Republican con malcy under a new 20man Cab inet in the wake of a military coup staged by officers friendly to Egypts President Gamal Abdel Nasser The new premier is Salah Bi tar a veteran politician who servatives are in a hole From heads the moderate wing of the Barry Goldwater to Baath Socialist party could the conservatives drift If the conservatives need an avowed and active candidate be fore Goldwater is ready to say yes or say no where can the and broke away from the United Arab Republic in 1961 The Egyptian leader said the previous union was a pioneer movement from which we bene fitted much and these benefits are resources for the Arab fu ture and Arab unity Jordan and Algeria also ex jtcnded recognition Bitar a minister in the i f i u in Little more than 24 hours aftjUnilcd Arab Republic cabinet find that can conservatives didate They will not find him in Con gress Three big states elected Kepublican governors last No vember to succeed Democrats The new governors are William Scranton Pennsylvania George Romney Michigan and James Rhodes Ohio The conservatives wont find among the governors what they are looking for Romney an able man is not a conservative Rhodes and Scranton also are able men But neither has been on the national state long enough to get a repu tation It seems to be Goldwater or bust million to drive on right STOCKHOLM of ficials figure it will cost the equivalent of million to get motorists to drive on the right side of the of the left Parliament will vote in Apri or May on the proposal to re verse a 250year habit If its approved Swedish drivers wil follow the right side of the roadj like everyone else in Europe except the British i Costs will stem from the need to change traffic signs recon struct some highways and re build tramways er the uprising airports and seaports were ordered reopen ed Automobile traffic was al lowed to move again and ap proved food trucks were per mitted to enter and leave the country Frontiers were opened to dip lomats and to other foreigners approved by Syrias internal security forces Nasser extended diplomatic Syria and Egypt were joined as one nation He quit however before the final split two years ago and has main tained his support for Syrian independence 114TH BIRTHDAY BELLE VERNOM Pa UPI Patrikousis the old est woman in Pennsylvania and possibly the nation celebrated ccognition to the revolutionaryiher 114th birthday Saturday again if he sets foot outside the egation Sources here said Friday the Vatican is trying to get Minds zenty a safe conduct pass to Rome where a permanent post would be provided for him Weeks delay seen before strike ends NEW YORK UPI Publish ers and printers Saturday were over the major obstacle to end ing the newspaper strike now in its fourth month but the big dailies involved may not reach the stands for more than week Printers still must ratif the new twoyear contract pro posed by Mayor Robert F Wag ner and accepted by negotiators for both sides before publication can resume Considerable cloudiness most of state through marshaling their fences to an owa over most of state through Sunday with occasional light snow northwest to extreme north portions Not so cold northeast Saturday night Low Saturday 15 northeast to 20s southwest High Sunday 30s northeast to 40 to 45 south TV surveys ready to answer charge WASHINGTON UPI Thcjspecializes in local radio rat broadcast rating services west Outlook Little change for Monday swcr the charge by broadcasters have radio and congressmen a stranglehold on television House Commerce investigating subcommittee announced that the audience survey specialists would be given a chance to tell Woroner said Pulse issued a qualitative radio research re port of the Bade County area for a period covering several weeks in October and Novem Chairman Oren Harris of the bcr He said the report pur portedly was based on doorto door interviews But Woroner said 25 per cent of the sample fell into commu GlobeGazette Weather up to 8 am Saturday their side of the story that prohibited doorto Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 7 15 31 25 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Religious Features 67 City Newt 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 1011 The Surveyor 12 Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 14 Harris subcommittee has been looking into the influence and accuracy of the rating serv ices While the television net works have generally defended them several independent broadcasters network radio of ficials and one producer have been sharply critical jdoor solicitation of any kind He said he checked with police of ficials in many of these com munities and generall was told it was unlikely that the sur veys could have taken place there said Pulse was no better or worse than the other jtwo services he had until re ccntly been subscribing Eastern states hit hard BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Murky flood waters hungrily lapped the homes and business establishments of many cities Sat urday as thousands of persons fled he creeping destruction which has eft millions of dollars in damage Rivers crested in some areas wringing relief to a week that turned scores of cities and towns into swamps The Ohio River began receding in most of West Virginia but the Small Business Administration added two more and the list of disaster areas Five other counties were put on the disaster list Thursday from the effects of floods Monday and Tuesday The Ohio is expected to crest shortly before midnight Saturday in Cincinnati at 60 feet8 feet above flood stage Five floodgates were constructed in Cincinnati The Weather Bureau said the river may fall two feet by Mon day morning A crest of 59 feet is expected in Portsmouth and 595 feet in Maysville Ky Saturday In Ohio 100 families were evac uated in New Richmond Friday and another 100 are expected to nead for higher ground today Twenty left their homes in Aber deen 25 in Manchester and many in Ripley an old steamboat town whose business district lay under water Five hundred persons left their homes in Fremont as a milelong ice jam on the Sandusky River periled the northwestern Ohio citys safety The unpleasant job of cleaning up continued in central Ohio where flash floods hit earlier this veek US 52 which is the Ohios mining mate for several miles is clocked in some places and many ocal roads arc out The Red Cross said it has aided 00 persons in the Rhineland area ind may set up more shelters Sunday The gravest situation is in Bellevuc and Dayton Ky across he river from Cincinnati where here are no levees Disaster headquarters were be ng established in Columbia SC It has been charged that thcjHoopcr and Nielsen rating services have glehold on broadcasting and pretty much determine what is seen and heard on US air waves Chief target has been the A C Nielsen Co which is report ed to have 75 to 90 per cent of the television market and a good share of radio Murray Woroner general manager of station WAME in Comics 18 iMiami Fla told the subcom Business News 2021 North Iowa News 24 mittec of an experience he had with Pulse Inc a firm that SAME DATE 1962 67 Uowa Safety Department Figures y the Red Cross for 12000 lood victims of Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana and West Virginia The worst flooding in 11 years was predicted for South Caro lina in lowlands between Colum bia and Lake Marion And res idents along thelower Susque hanna were warned to be ready to flee should ice pile up on its way to Chesapeake Bay Yank missing after crash in Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam U S Army Mohawk observation plane crashed and burned Saturday in jungle high lands about 300 miles north of Saigon A U S military spokes man said the planes American pilot and Vietnamese crewmem ber are missing Tax matters face solons after recess By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DES MOINES Iowa Legislature returns from its spring recess Monday with most of its major problems still to be solved and top priority assigned to the nagging problem of taxes and property tax relief The House Ways and Means Committee has promised to shove a tax bill out to the House floor within the first few days after the recess Most of the committee members arc seeking a way to set up a fund of to million a year to be passed back to local govern ment units to reduce local proper ty taxes They have tentatively approved an increase in tha sales and use tax rate from 2 to 3 per cent and boosts of onethird in the per sonal and corporate income tax rates to pay the bill Whatever tKe final form of the bill proposed by the committee it is bound to get a good going over in both houses before it is passed Many legislators are committed to the idea of voting new state taxes for local property tax re Jief mostly in the form of addi tional aid to schools But views vary widely on the proper means of financing the program Another question that mut be settled is whether the legislature is going to impose some curb on governments to force them to hold the line on future property tax increases Underlying he entire problem of state school aids is the need for equalizing tax assessments be tween he counties Some counties assess property at the rate of 20 per cent of market value whereas others may range up to 30 per cent Many legislators say this creates severe inequities in alloca tion of present school aids and without equalization the inequities would be aggravated if new school aids are voted Legislators presumably have been checking with the folks back home during the recess for their thoughts on the tax issue There are indications that some early in the session favored voting to million a year in new state taxes for property tax relief are lowering their sights somewhat Speaker of the House Robert Naden K Webster City says however that the state must find about million in new revenue to make up for the amount spent in the current biennium out of the state treasury surplus plus million up for property tax re lief He says thats the minimum that would be acceptable The Republican leadership ap parently is ignoring the revenue potential of liquor by the drink in fashioning the tax program be cause it isnt certain that a bill to legalize overthebar sales of liq uor will pass Rep Paul Knowles R Daven port has taken Gov Hughes to task on this point saying the gov ernor hurt the liquor by the drink bills chances by including a rki irulously low revenue estimate of million a year in the gov ernors budget message Most agree too that Hughes opposition to an adjusted gross in come tax has killed it as a new revenue source and that there is no chance of enacting either a withholding system for the state income tax or monthly instead of quarterly reporting of sales tax collections to produce windfall income to carry the state through the next biennium as proposed by Hughes Rep Elmer Vermeer RPclla Ways and Means Committee chairman told the House just be fore the recess that a new study by Legislative Fiscal Director H Wicker indicates the proposed personal income tax increase would boost state revenue by million a year some mil lion higher ttun previous esti mates A onecent sales tax boost would swell the states coffers by about to million annually and the onethird boost in the corpo rate income tax million for a total of more than million a year Vermeer said the goal is state wide property tax relief of 10 to 12 mills It takes million to cut property taxes one null he said The committee is pondering the possibility of setting up a school property tax replacement pay present state school aids of million a year plus rcw aids to be set up It aso is hopeful of paying the agricultural land tax credit in full The present agricultural land tax credit appropriation of Sllio million a year is supposed to pay thp school taxes on agricultural iand above 15 milis but it pays ;