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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Disagree on tax relief See story on page 3 Edelen gets liquor post ewsma utshell WALTER EDELEN Defense boss on griddle Solons dislike his attitude By FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON Con gress Secretary of Defense Rob ert S McNamara is looking less like a giant these days And to McNamara Congress is becoming more of a The congressional disenchant mentwhich started setting in a year ago is growing deeper in the dispute between McNamara and Congress over defense spending and award of a multibillion dol lar plane contract So far McNamara has won every major probably not many smart betting men would wager against the powerful defense secretary in the current row over the TFX fighter plane But in the future onetime Ford motor company executive may have to work harder to get his proposals through Congress McNamara is being called a knowitall who is trying to be come a single chief of staff b y overriding prof essional i military advice C o n gressmen who so describe him are giving voice to views held by many uniformed of ficers I n r e McNAMARA turn mara is accusing congressional critics there are Republicans and Democrats among them of disservice to the country in chall enging the effectiveness of US intelligence and irresponsibility in urging budget cuts while voting to increase defense spending Informed sources indicate Mc Namara has become increasingly annoyed by a combination of events One is the Senate investigation of award of a potential billion TFX fighter contract to General Dynamics Corp over the Boeing Co McNamara has strongly im plied the investigation is distorted and said it has needlessly under1 mined public confidence in the in tegrity and judgment of top Pen tagon officials A second reported factor is the recent statement by House Repub lican leader Charles A Halleck of Indiana that the defense budget could be cut about S3 billion some billion per conflicting action by another GOPj leader Rep Leslie C Arends of Illinois On Tuesday Arends accused McNamara of acting like a dictaj tor and called the defense chief I got all the answers McNa mara McNamara teed off on Arends before the advertising council accusing him of sup porting irresponsible action in adding over billion to the bud get that is not needed and of criticizing the responsible official McNamara who took billion DES MOINES ap pointments including one each to the Iowa Highway Commission and the Iowa Liquor Control Com mission wore sent to the Senate Thursday for confirmation by Gov Harold Hughes Derby D Thompson 57 Burl ington Republican was appointed to a fduryear term on the high way commission beginning July 1 He would succeed Jo S Stong Keosauqua Republican Walter E Edelen SI Garner Democrat was appointed to a six year term on the Liquor Commis sion also starting July 1 Hughes also named Fred H Moore 42 Spencer Democrat to a sixyear term on the State Board of Parole starting July 1 Albert A Augustine Des Moines Democrat to the Appeal Board on State Institution Con struction Contracts for an unex pired term ending June 30 this year and a fouryear term start ing July l Arthur L Johnson 56 Ida Grove Republican to the appeal board for a term ending June 30 1965 Former Gov Norman Erbe gave Johnson an interim appointment to the board in November 1961 Edelen a farmer was a state Senator in 1959 and i960 He is a member of the state advisory committee of the Farmers Home Administration Edelen who represented Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties in the Senate was defeated by Leigh Curran Mason City in a bid for reelection in November 1960 FROM OUR WIKE SERVICES Mob protests MOSCOW A shout ing mob of 1000 R u s sians and Arab students hurled and ink bottles at the iraqi Em bassy in protest against the execution of Commu nists in Iraq Tax bill killed DES municipalities lost a ma jor battle when the Sen ate Cities and Towns committee killed a bill which would have p e r mitted levy of the full 30 mill property tax rate for functional funds in addition to moneys and credits tax revenue Flood aid W A S H I N G T 0 President Kennedy broadened the area of federal aid in five states where flood waters caused at least 18 deaths and drove more than 50 000 persons from their homes The cost of the flood was estimated at million in West Vir ginia alone and similar estimates were expected in Alabama Kentucky Virginia and Tennessee New contract NEW YORK Pub North Iowa Fair and warmer through Friday Lows Thurs day night in t h e 20s Hiehs Friday in the middle and up per 40s Iowa Fair through Friday Warmer Thursday night lows 2530 Increasing southwest winds west warmer south Friday highs near 50 north to about 60 south Further out look Cloudy scattered show ers little change in temper ature Saturday Minnesota Mostly fair warmer Highs Friday 35 to 48 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 34 Minimum 20 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum lishers and striking ster eotypers reached agree ment on a new contract bringing the citys 97 dayold newspaper shut down a step closer to a solution Big arms outlay W A S HI N G T 0 The House has passed 37433 the biggest mili tary buying bill in his 158billion au thorization for aircraft missiles and ships The measure goes beyond the administrations wishes and those of Republicans bent on cutting the budget EditorialsPage 10 CubGazette n Society News 14151617 Sports 1920 Clear Lake News 27 Latest Markets 28 Mason City News 2829 Comics 30 North Iowa News 31 SAME DATE 1962 71 Feguer prepared for the noose Spiritual reading in final hours FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES FORT con d e m n e ti kid napkiller de scribed by his prosecutor as a man with a dirty little mind spends his final hours in fine spiritual reading and writing letters to those who have helped him along the way Victor Harry Feguer 27 left motherless at 6 is pre pared to meet his maker and passes the solitary hours in his death row cell in calm resignation the Rev Bernard Brugman said I give h i m Holy Com munion every morning and usually spend about two hours a day with him the Catholic chaplain at the Iowa State Penitentiary said We usually have a quiet chat Wednesday 1 took him two letters from his aunts They are the only relatives he his father whose svhereabouts are unknown I the priest said Feguers father Charles could not be located at a Chi cago address two years ago when the former St Johns Mich convict stood trial for the abductionslaying of Dr Edward Bartels 34 promi nent Dubuque physician July 11 1960 After Feguers mother died he was left with relatives in cluding aDj aunt Mrs Harold Albaugh Bannister Mich She testified at his trial that as a boy he spent consider able time reading detective comic books and trying to figure out how to commit the perfect crime At am Friday bar ring some llth hour legal maneuver Feguer will be led from his death row cell across the prison courtyard to the gallows to be hanged by the neck until dead Feguer who was converted to the Catholic faith while serving a prison sentence in Michigan about four years ago has learned much about the real meaning of life since March 12 1961 when a federal district court jury of 10 men and two w omen at Waterloo c o n demned him to death You know he has never admitted any part of the c r i m e Father Brugman said A lastminute appeal for commutation of the death penalty for Feguer was sent to President Kennedy A pre vious appeal had been re jected Willjam N7 PJymat Des Moines head of lowans Against the Death Penalty said his group sent a tele gram to the President asking him to spare Feguers life on the grounds that Feguer is insane This is the opinion of competent psychiatrists on the question and we feel the doubt should be resolved of sparing this life the tele gram said The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 14 1963 lOe a copy No 29 Photofax child star Peggy Ann Garner 31 was granted a divorce at Los Angeles when she testified arguments with her husband actor Albert Salmi caused her to develop a thyroid condition She was awarded custody of the couples child Catherine Ann 6 plus monthly child support and in monthly alimony You are my sunshine Iowa basked in sunshine Thursday and temperatures climbed to springlike levels The mercury headed for highs from around 40 northeast to near 50 extreme south and fore casters said it would be even warmer Friday Lows Thursday night were expected to be in the middle 20s northeast to the low er 30s southwest Increasing southerly winds were expected to boost tempera tures mostly in the 50s across the state Friday and this should rid the state of most of the snow still remaining on the ground The weather bureau said this melting would not pose any flood threat to Iowa streams and The fine drying weather was due to a massive high pressure system centered in northern Missouri and which will be cen tered over the Great Lakes re gion Friday Russ rocket probe still on Mars course MOSCOW AP The Soviet rocket probe to the planet Mars is reported more than 60 million miles from the earth Tlie halfton space ship launched last Nov 1 is travelling at a rate of about 664000 miles a day It is expected to reach the vicinity of Mars in Late May making the journey in seven months Armour to close Sioux City plant SIOUX CITY AP Armour Co meat packers announced Thursday closing of its main plant here effective June 16 The company employs more than 1100 persons and has an an nual payroll of about million Gilbert D Lewis general man ager of the Sioux City plant said in announcing the closing that it was because of continuing heavy losses He said the reason for the losses is that production cost are higher than at competing plants and at other Armour Co plants With the announcement of Ar mours pending departure only Swift Co of the big three meat packers will still operate here Cudahy closed its Sioux City plant from in the late 1950s Sioux City ranked third last year in overall livestock market jump from fifth position the previous year Armours leaving would be a blow to the economy of this north west Iowa city of nearly 90000 persons Armour spent nearly millior to modernize its plant in 1956 In fiscal only year figures are readily available the com pany spent here Lewis did not elaborate in his announcement on the amount ol the plants losses He said the company will con tinue to operate a smalt slaugh tering plant it purchased in 1961 Mao wants Nikita for talks in Peking TOKYO UPI Red China has agreed to meet a Soviet delega tion to thrash out ideological differences splitting the two nations and has called a truce in the war of words between Peking and Moscow But the Chinese insisted their hard line against the West still is the correct Communist policy They also stood by de mands that the Kremlin drop talk of peaceful coexistence aban don its championship of t h Yugoslav Communists and make up with Albania Replying to Soviet Premier Khrushchevs proposal for a re conciliation meeting of Soviet and Chinese leaders the Chinese Com Crash fatal to 2 West Union boys WEST UNION West munist party and Chairman Maoj Union youths were killed in an Tzctung in a letter made publicauto accident Thursday Wednesday invited Khrushchev The bodies of Brian Jensen 16 stop in Peking during a trip he isjand Donald Giapman 17 were expected to make this spring to Cambodia The Chinese said if that is not convenient the Soviet Communist found by a passing motorist near the wrecked car Authorities said the accident ap parently happened four or five nt 111 wviiuiitiuidi i L r A i party can send a delegation Jbcforc lhc wrecked car was noticed in a field along Highway Peking headed by another re sponsible comrade or we can send a delegation to Moscow Mao said nothing about going to Moscow himself Moscow announcements of the Chinese invitation gave no indica tion that Khrushchev will go to Peking School bus rides bill pigeonholed DES MOINES UPI A po litical bombshell that Gov Harold Hughes dropped on the legislature in his inaugural ad was sponsored in the Senate by Sen Andrew Dubuque the leader Swishcr in introducing the Frommclt D minority floor 18 at the edge of West Union Glaser Dressed Beef It em ploys about 40 persons Lewis said the closing announce ment was being made at this ime so that the 1100 employes affected will have an opportunity to find other jobs within or out side the Armour organization Liberal severance pay scaled according to length of service will No comment In Mason City Armour offi cials at Jacob E Decker and Sons refused to comment at this time on the effect here of the Sioux City plant closing ft was conceded however that there would naturally be some effect on shipments here as well as at other plants sur rounding the Sioux City ter ritory be paid to employes whose ser vices are terminated he said Officials of the United Packing louse Workers AFLCIO union were not immediately available or comment on the announce ment In recent years Armour was the argest employer in the meat in dustry here Swift Co has about 650 union workers There are sev eral smaller packing plants here In DCS Moines Sen Charles S Van Eaton RSioux City said he closing will be a terrible economic blow Armour is building a new million beef slaughtering plant South of West Point Neb about 60 miles southwest of Sioux City The plant is expected to employ 80 to 90 persons andj have an annual capacity of more than 100000 head of cattle a year Operations will be con fined to production of dressed beef and preliminary process ing of hides fats and other by products A veto vow by Hughes Personnel bil rapped DES MOINES Har old Hughes said Thursday ha uould veto a bill which would strip the governors office of much of its control over state personnel f such a proposal reaches his desk A bill on file iu Ihe Senate vould eliminate the office of state jersonnel director and place con rol of hiring and firing in the hands of the State Executive ouncil which lias four Republi can members in addition to Tughes a Democrat Some Republican senators who dominate the Senate have said frankly that the bill is a partisan neasure I would say bill is a part san move and Im for it said Sen Jack Schroeder RBetten dorf Sen Earl Elijah RClarence a sponsor of the bill said he be lieves backers have enough votes to pass it over a veto Hughes said at a news con ference that Republicans should stop and think a little that maybe they would be asking for retal iation in departments we do con trol If they want to do something constructive why dont they put these departments under civil ser vice Its been recommended sess ion after session Hughes and his immediate pre decessors Republican Norman Er e and Democrat Herschel Love ess had recommended a civil service system for state employes Hughes who selected the pres ent personnel director said he has given no instruction for partisan considerations in hiring and firing He said he did not know what policy has been followed The governor said the State Commerce Commission the Dem ocratcontrolled board on which ic served before becoming gpver nor had no problems in hiring Democrats He said that Repub icans control the Tax Commission one of the states larger agencies Some Republicans backing the bill said it also would give moral control over hiring and firing to department heads They said its only purpose is to give personnel powers to department heads on jthe theory that they best know their own needs Democrats contend that the bill by giving the Executive Council power to set personnel rules and pay regulations would give the council ultimate control over hir ing and firing dress was refused by a House committee Thursday as itbill said This isa question of killed a bill to permit parochialwhether or not free citizens and private school pupils to jean freely choose an educa ride public school buses tional pattern without suffering ENTANGLING ALLIANCE Deanna Galindo seems to be all tangled up in her work which at the moment is publicizing Mason City Dollar Days Fri dayarid Saturday Pamela Poodle helps get the idea across If your budget is in a latewinter tangle Dol Judiciary I committee head Jed by House Republican floor jleader John Mowry Marshall the loss of bus transportation which is a matter of welfare legislation lar Days will be a lifesaver Deanna is one of six fi out thej nalists in the state contest of the Iowa Press Pho tographers Association to choose Miss IPPA j town voted indefinite postpone Thc mcasurc would aUmv p imcnt of the measure bv a 94 margin Thc action hasthc at Parochlal feet of killing the bill for thisischools from kindergarten session of the legislature jthrough high school to ride The bill had boon introducedpublic school buses providing by Rrp Scott Swishcr DIowaithcy iiveii one or more miles City and a companion measure from school LITTLE AMERICA ON ICE Adm Sea The old outpost was buried bSSth ;