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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1964, Mason City, Iowa low V Daily Newspaper newspaper that make all North lowanf neighbors Home Edition VOLM4 PKM ud United PTCM IkUnuttoaai Full MASON CITY IOWA MARCH M 1H4 Thb Paper ol four OM No 35 prng comes with jolt W Cigarette sm still down 316 per cent drop in Iowa By ALBINKREBS New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK The levidence continues to mount that Ameri cans since the Jan 11 release the Surgeon Generals report on tobacOo and health are cut ting down dramatically on cigarette smoking For example New York state cigarette sales were off 183 per cent during February And a recent Herald Tribune News Service survey revealed that across the nation cigarette salesj are down an average 15 per cent This means that Fed eral state and local goyern ments are collecting million amonth less in cigarette taxes They normally collect billion a year In Iowa cigarette sales for the month February were down 316 per cent compared with February 1963 The drop in New York State sales about34 million packs a lossof Si8 million in tobacco tax revenues The tax is 5 cents a pack Exact figures for New York Citys February sales were notryet Director of Finance HildaG Schwartz said that The decline is running about the same as for January 16 per cent I lower thansales a year Cigarette sales in New York State fell off by 10 million packs in January 1964 cutting state revenues about half a million dollars compared to January a year ago A New York State Tax De partment spokesman said that the dramatic drop in cigarette sales in February no doubt was the result of the government report on the harmful effects of smoking The spokesman like those in some other states predicted that Once the scare over the report dies down we can expect a gradual increase in sales of cigarettes The National Tobacco Tax As sociation reported from Chicago that revenues from cigarette taxes in February compared with figures for the same month in 1963 declined 10 to 149 per cent in 10 states 15 to 199 per cent in nine states and 13 to 20 per cent in 13 states auction Thursday at a night In only one state tobaccoJohn F Kennedy wrote to an producing Kentucky did sales rejecting his re remain about the same this Febluest for money brought ruary ar last Illinois cigarette sales were down 144 per cent Indiana 143 per cent Oklahoma 161 per cent Missouri 101 per cent Alabama 61 per cent and New Mexico 142 per cent In Connecticut a Statf Tax official reported interestingly that although sales of cigarettes by the carton were off sales in vending machines had in creased r i Its apparent that peo ple trying to kick the habit are not buying the carton but a pack at a time he suppose theyre trying to teU themselves they wouldnt have any need for a whole carton that this one pack out of the machine will be the last Total cifarette sales in Con necticut were off137 per cent or 4 million packs in February 1964 Accurate sales figures for sm all cigars and pipe tobaccos were not available but the Tax r Jp con y The US report said cigarettes were most North Iowa Weather outlook SALINGER AND SUCCESSOR POSE Pierre Salinger right resigned as President Johnsons press secretary and George Reedy who is replacing him pose at the White House Salinger Hatcher quit Reedy hired BULLETIN SAN FRANCISCO tm Pi erre Salinger potted a filing fee Friday for his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for US senator from California Reedy is a giant of a man who is taking on the almost impossible task of trying to keep boththe press and President happyabout pub lic relations Sunny cigarsmoking Pierre quit this job of White House press secretary Thursday to try for the Demo cratic nomination for the Senate in California With him went Andrew T Hatcherthe assistant press sec retary to the President and one of the highest ranking Negroes in government For Reedy i there Is nothing like the break with past that there isfor Salinger Reedy has been at President Johnsons elbow as a sort of press attache the better part of 13 years Around the White House he has been one of the vJohhson handy men with f no clearcut title Now he has a title and one of the roughest most respon sible publicity jobs on earth At times his voice wiH be the voice of the nation on foreign and domestic But since he has been so close to Johnson so long Reedy at times may find that1 the boss is going to own press sec retary Like Salinger Reedy is formernewspaperman At 46 he is eight years older Like Salinger Reedy enjoys good Jbod and like Salinger he is on the rotund side but on a more massive scale On orders of Johnson and the doctor Reedy is scaling down calories and poundage From ANDREW HATCHER Quits as LBJ aide 265 or 270 pounds he is about a Jackies leier NEW YORK wvA letter Mrs third of the way to the 200 the doctor recommends was in a hospital Thursday recovering from gall bladder trouble and doing some supervised dieting when he got word of the forthcoming change He went to the White House for a joint appearance at his first press briefing and Salingers last De Go u lie beco mes hew status symbol colder F r i d a y night kwi 1713 Decreasing cloudiness and continued cold HI fVirtu SnAmencan would welcome avisit by Frances President Charles Gaulle a survey of the Lat Americanembassies here shown Friday In fact some of the American republics seem to regard such a visit as the new hemispheric status 1 If De Gaulle goes fta a par ticular country it has to mean that country is important enough for him to come from Paris to visit was the way one LatinAmerican diplomat put it While ejvostiem have arisen over US policy toward Latin America De Gaulle has invited Latin America in simple terms to join France hand in hand toward a world undergoing a complete transformation His visit to Mexico has been impressive Now the French leader has chosen September the south ern hemispheres a visit to thV countries which with Mexico arc among tike leaders of Latin America Ar gentina Brazil Chile Uruguay and Peru Wewill be glad to have this formidable leader of France a Peruvian diplomat said He recalled that Perus cultural bonds with France have been close and that President For nando Belaunde attended school inParis The LatinAmerican countries not yet on De Gaulles visiting list are almost scrambling to geton it From the embassy of Panama with which the United States is currently at odds overthe Pan anu Canal treaty came this remark by an official De Gaulle absolutely must come to Panama His Panamanian wel come would be ecstatic Newspapers and the govern ment in El Salvador according to reports reaching here decid to play down accounts of the De Gaulle visit to Mexico when informed the French leader was unaWe to visit Central America far the being Challenge to action North Iowa school teachers Friday were told to aspire to greatness by speakers at a con vention which drew 1300 from 14 counties in spite of bad road renditions caused by snow Dr Lawrence G Derthick ormer US commissioner of education and now a National Education A s s n executive urged teaching that will inspire rhildren to take a full role in democracy He spoke at the morning session of the North Central District convention of the Iowa State Education As sociation Dr Derthick who made a of schools in Russia told f the dedication and enthus iasm of Russian youth for their way of life But he said democracy has power to excite inspireand ommit youths in a way that ommunism cant begin to reach them There is a burning need not only to teach about demo xacy but to give young people ways in which to practice the responsibilities of freedom In commenting on the Im portance of teachers observing the ethical standards of their profession Dr Derthick pointed out the role expected of teach rs as citizens of a democracy National standards call for eachers to assume full political and civic responsibility he said rmeansirworking in elec tions running forofficesf getting to every thing to discharge our respon sibilities in politics The teacher Dr Derthick said sets an example as well as doingthe simple duty of a citi by such participation It must be done in an honorable way he stressed and with tion that we never use pur posi tion as teachers in partisan ways Dr Derthick assistant execu tive secretary for education services of the National Educa tion Association stressed pro fessional attitudes of teachers throughout his talk The profes sionals he said strive to pro tect those in the profession from unfair treatment and to protect society from substandard serv ice Dr Derthick called on teach ers in the classroom to teach their children to see the bright side and overcome fear Despite the anxieties of these tinies thereare positive ele ments he said your children to look away from themselves Teach them to draw on their inner re sources Teach them the small est boat in the biggest sea wont sink as long as the water stays on the outside Dr Derthick said The young expect greatness TEACHERS Continued on Page 2 New officers New officers of the North Central District of the Iowa State Education Association are Marvin Larson Hampton president Ray Anderson Ma son City vice president Charles S I a g e Thompson secretary and Fay Layne Webster City treasurer Their election was announced at the Friday afternoon session of the d i 11 r i c t convention Picture on Page Inside The Globe ATTENDANCE up at coun tys political caucuses Page 6 Editorials Clear Lake news Mason City news news Television news Society news Comics Classified paves news 11 13 le17 IS first day of spring from school because of district convention they ion the a vacation day the teachers awoke to rthe v i heaviestsnowstorm of the year Their Verihillion 1004 CfestrnoreTWay teaches at Jefferson School and was at the convention Brings cover of snow At least its here on calendar Lucky North Iowa missed by most of winters snow storms wasnt so fortunate on the first day of spring A generous helping of slushy snow ushered in thespring of 1964 Friday Winter was but only on the calendar Spring officially arrived at am with moderate to heavy snow falling over most of the state However the snow was welcomed by farmers whose fields were lacking in moisture from one of the driest winters in a number of years The heaviest snowfall re ported was nine inches at Hull in northwest Iowa The snow and the rain which preceded it in some sections of Iowa produced fromonehalf to one inch of moisture Sioux City and Clarinda re ceived five inches of wet snow r snowfalls were re ported at Lenox Fort Dodge Mapleton Zearing Fontanelle City Sibley Randolph and Oak to give accreditation to Iowa schools MOINES The State Board of Public Instruc tion conferred again Friday aft er suggesting remedial legisla tion to give blanket approval to all state high schools and junior atemporary basis The board took the action in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling which invalidated a law giving the state superin tendent of public instruction broad powers to fix standards for schools and deny aid for failure to comply Paul F Johnston state super intendentof public instruction said speedy action was neces sary because students graduat ing fromnonapproved schools might cnot be able to get into colleges or universities in other states this spring Following a conference with Gov Harold Hughes and legis lative leaders Thursday John ston said Atty Gen Evan Hult man willdraw up a measure for presentation tothe current special session of the legisla ture Thebill will seek to designate the states schools as approved institutions until the 1965 legis lature can work out a perma nent plan for accreditation In the meantime Johnston said schools will be notified that certificates of approval is sued by the board no longer are valid tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools Brunsyold said the North Central a private accrediting has much more Tigid standards than the state of Iowa Johnston had pointed out that tie only public accreditatiori for Iowa schools has been the state boards approval which now is meaningless The North Central however has accredited 170 Ibwa school districts Johnston said He said that school districts ithout North Central approval may have problems placing graduates in colleges and uni that require applicants The Supreme Court decision removedthe only statutory au thority for the state accredita tion of Iowa schools Johnston also said that with out some official action by the legislature that the 16 Iowa pub lic junior colleges might lose state aid funds amounting to more than million a year There was no mention of state aid to public school districts for operation of elementary and secondary schools P 0 Brunsvold Mason City superintendent of schools said iMason City Junior College re ceives about in state aid annually The entire school district including the junior col lege gets nearly an nually from the state Brunsvold said he doesnt be lieve there will be any problem 11 with accreditation in the Mason 14 City school system 15 The school district and the junior college are accredited II by the North Central Awocia The Highway Commission said that road conditions v a r i e d slushy to 100 per cent mowpacked The heaviest in the western half of the state but as the storm moves on the east ern part should receive moder ate amounts by nightfall The Weather Bureau said the snow appeared ib be diminish ingin western Iowa at midday accredited high schools Action by the Iowa Legisla ture would meet that problem Johnston added Im optimistic the superin tendent said that a year from now well be in better shape than we were a year ago From the standpoint of the kids it might mean something not to be approved In other action the board ap proved Thursday an application from Allamakee Howard and Winrieshiek counties in north east Iowa to hire one superin tendent Spring That dainty lady is upon us At last winter is over By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK with soft mists in herhair as the poet sang officially re turned to the United States Fri day She arrived at am Spring is here the season of splendors the time of rebirth the end of winter EDITORS COMM E N T Writer RHmen Morin obvious ly doesnt refer to Iowa in the reference to winter in the above What did she see as she crossed the Atlantic Coast spanned the Great Plains swept across the Great Divide and down the Sierras slopes to the Pacific A nation at peace but not beyond danger A prosperous nation tingling with hope and energy but with pockets of poverty A still carrying the weight of its tragedy but carry ing as well the pride of a peo ple Vrho quietly closed ranks after the moment of shock All over America birds were bringing the message In California the swallows re turned to mission San Juan Capislrano Thursday right on schedule always on St Josephs Day In Spring Valley ill Mayor Bill Savitch said Weve had robins already Its a good sign The town 5300 is trying to attract new industry In Nashville Tenn spring came to Mr and Mrs JP Evans when Baby Boy began singing Baby Boy is a mocking bird that lives with them year around He doesnt sing in the winter Here and there the flowers couldnt wait In Portland Ore camelias daffodils primroses and trillium have been blooming for a week In Seattle Wash for the Spring Festival of Fun 70000 daffodils riotously golden dec orated store fronts In northern New York a farmer said The maple sap ran looks fine these days In New York City two nuns found a bud on the tulip tree in the garden beside the Church of St Vincent Ferrer For winters rains and ruins are over And all the seasons of snows and sins Wejl granting a touch of po etic license this was more or less true But in New England the fishermen always tell you the first day of spring is one thing and the first spring day is another era Iowa Saturday and be part ly cloudy in the east The Iowa storm followed destructive winds and torna does in the Texas coastal strip and heavy rains in the Gulf and southeastern states Thursday and Thursday night Blixzard conditions developed in western Kansas eastern Ne braska and northwestern Mis souri Heavy about four vis ibility to zero in western Kan sas and whipped through the blizzard area and northeast into northwestern Illinois Wisconsin and Upper Michigan South of the snow belt sleet rain and wet snow fell from northeastern Missouri i nt o northern Indiana Dropping temperatures froze the new snow on pavements In many places the snow sleet or rain were whipped by winds of 40 to 50mile force farm couple killed in road crash BRIGHTON UP A farm cou ple was killed Friday in a car truck collision during a heavy snow north of here Killed were Robert T Gonter man 62 of near Fairfield and his wife Alice The southbound semitrailer truck and the Gonterman car apparently met headon officers said on a Highway 1 curve just north of here The truck went on top of the car and both vehicles one on top of the other slid down a 40 foot embankment into a field The truck driver was thrown from the cab of his truck was taken to a Washington hos pital for treatment of cuts and bruises II ;