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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1961, Mason City, Iowa HoWi Iowas Daily Newspaper ftr VOL UTY tjLOBE The newspaper that makes all North lowans AiwcUtcd tnd United Full Wire MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 25 1961 neighbors 7o a Paper Consists of Two One HOME IDITION Nt 144 US lofts satellite into mammoth orbit Russ score success FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES ffhe United States Saturday successfully fired into orbit Ex plorer X a space laboratory de signed to study mysterious mag netic fields and the intensity of solar winds In Russia meanwhile it was revealed that scientists there fired another fiveton spaceship into orbit and then landed it safely The craft carried a dog and other biological specimens The 78pound U S satellite raced away from Cape Canav eral Fla at am atop a powerful ThorDelta rocket All three stages of the 92foot boos ter ignited successfully and propelled the payload into space at a speed of 24300 miles an hour Designed to help make the safest route for man to follow on his future journeys into space the satellite was project ed on an orbit that could take more than four days for a single swing It may disintegrate after its first orbit i Why Laos stand is necessary Barely rates nation title By BEN PRICE WASHINGTON At Many an American must be asking him self today Why should I care about Laos The same question must have occurred to millions of people in other lands after President Kennedys news conference Thursday night Laos by anybodys standards is a backward landlocked na tion of two million people To most Americans it is 6000 miles from nowhere Asnations go Laos can barely qualify as one Most of its people are illiterate and some havent the foggiest notion of nationalism SO WHY BOTHER about it So why should President Ken nedy make it plain to the world that the United States would not idly stand by while the Communists overrun the place As a landlocked nation abut ting Red China on its northern border Laos is like a wedge If the Communists can drive their wedge deep enough the entire area is split apart Laos touches on four nations which are nonCommunistCam bodia Burma Thailand and South Viet Nam A Communist Laos would pro vide an ideal springboard for any Red attempts to seize these nations and ultimately all of Southeast Asia piecemeal BUT THE CHAIN of events which the loss of Laos could entail does not stop there The consequences are far broader indeed worldwide The fall of Southeast Asia Centennial upset over racial bias By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was a possibility Salur wnuld substantially outflank thc GJVJ War Cen subcontinent of India with ilsjlennial Commjssion mighl meet 400 million people opening in a mimary installation at blackmal Charleston SC next month during ceremonies commemor ating the firing on Ft Sumter N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Plane down in Laos WASHINGTON A U S C47 airplane assigned to the American air attache in Laos has been missing for two days with eight men aboard Whether the aircraft was flying over Communist controlled terri tory in the warstricken country a State Department spokesman was unable to say Nor could he say whether the Communists might have fired on the aircraft Same old snags GENEVA Western hopes for an early treaty with the Russians on banning nuclear weapons tests appear to be running into the same old snags that have plagued the talks for years With the re sumed conference recessed for the weekend a revival of the propaganda battle for world opinion appeared shaping up No big flaws in bill DES MOINES The Housepassed bill allowing Iowa to participate in the federal program for med ical aid to persons over 65 has shortcomings but it will not prevent the state from getting federal match ing money a U S regional welfare official says Disputed will set aside CHICAGO The disputed will of Mrs Kirstine Jepsen was set aside by a probate judge after Lester Langrehr Iowa farmhand admitted he drew the doc ument and forged her name to it Judge Robert J Dunne threw out the phony will at the request of four cousins from Denmark who contend they are legal heirs to the estate Rumors quickly denied HAVANA Widely circulating rumors that Fidel Castro was overthrown and jailed Friday andor that Foreign Minister Raul Roa had defected and taken asylum in the United States or Mexico have been denied here and in New York on the north and east For the free world vital strategic supplies rubber tin from Malaya for example would be gone Southeast Asia as a whole is a food surplus area even though vast sections are uninhabited Communist control would give Red China room for expansion by its teeming millions and in sure a greater food supply MUCH OF THE rice for other lands comes from here This would be shut off By controlling Southeast Asia the Communists would be a mere puddle jump from oil rich Indonesia Further Southeast Asia would sit like another wedge in the island chain which stretches from the Australian continent clear to Japan and which em braces the Philippines The process of piecemeal con quest could go on endlessly The process would not neces sarily have to be by overt ac tion TRACTOR DEMAND UP ROCK ISLAND 111 the first time in 10 years Inter national Harvester Co is call ing workers in on overtime to fill orders Beginning Saturday 3000 pfoduclion workers al the companys Parmall works will put in a month of sixday weeks ai a result of heavy demand for tractors 100 years ago Centennial commissions of New Jersey California New York and Illinois already have withdrawn from the April 1112 meeting because of segregated facilities in Charleston A SPOKESMAN at the Charleston Air Force Base said Friday night the base had re ceived an informal query from the Department of Defense about possible accommodations The query was received after Rep Fred Schwcngel RIowa suggested the national commis sion explore the possibility of meeting at a military base Thus far the nalional com mission has refused to move its meeting from Charleston des pite protests from congressmen and a letter from President Kennedy THE PRESIDENT told his Thursday night news conference the commissions decision that it cannot require Southern hotel keepers to provide rooms for Negro representatives cant go unchallenged He said he planned to write the commis sion again because we cannot leave the situation as it is t But South Carolina Gov Ern est F Rollings said neither the President nor the governor can dictate to a hotel who it may or may not receive as North Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered show ers and thunderstorms Satur day night and Sunday Warm er Saturday night low in 40s Turning cooler Sunday highs 55 to 60 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms Warmer east Saturday night lows 40s east to near 50s west Turning cooler over most of state Sun day highs 53 to 60 Further outlook Considerable cloudi ness and mild Monday some showers continuing south Minnesota Mostly cloudy scattered rain Highs Sunday 4252 GlobeGzette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Its highly eliptical orbit was expected to range from 94 to more than 120000 miles above the earth The satellite itself looked much like an oldfashioned po tato masher with a sphere topped rod extending from a cylinder base It is 52 inches high Because of the extreme cigar shaped orbit sought the satellite was to make one sweep around the globe in 111 hours more than 4 days compared to two hours or less THERE WAS a good chance the satellite would burn up in the atmosphere on its first plunge back toward earth after days because of the planned low points of its orbit However scientists were concerned only with the first 55 hours of flight is the intended operat ing life of the batteries This covers the time it would take the space laboratory to reach its planned apogee or high point We are running the battery power at full force during the 55 hours to get an extremely high rate of information of the initial penetration explained Dr James P Heppner project man ager ONLY 16 DAYS ago the Rus sians announced a dog named Brunette and other small crea tures were thrown into orbit and brought back to earth the same day This flight was described as being for the further adjust ment of thq design of the space ship and of the systems on board so as to insure the necessary conditions for the flight of man Western scientists have been closely watching Soviet space announcements since March 14 when Premier Khrushchev pre dicted the Soviet Union soon would rocket one of its astro nauts into orbit At least three Russians are known to be undergoing inten sive astronaut training but the Soviet Union has been saying very little lately about its plans to boost a man into space House votes to raise minimum marriage age DES MOINES Iowa House Friday passed and sent to the Senate a bill raising the minimum age for marriage The vote was 743 The minimum age at which a girl can marry would be in creased from 14 to 16 and fori a boy from 16 to 18 Complaints have been heard recently that Iowas border counties are having to marry other stales young couples in trouble Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 31 37 23 5 On the inside Clear Lake News Pafle 3 Church News 4S Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Editorials 8 Sports MO North Iowa News 11 Comics 12 Building News 13 Society News U BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY Elizabeth White Cape Elizabeth Maine English teacher walks a paper route with a star pupil to hear oral book Hard favored in Laos defense blueprint BANGKOK Thailand eign ministers of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization SEATO rushed here Saturday for a crisis conference on Laos Ready for them is a defense Spring in all its glory for most of Iowa lowans were experiencing spring in all its glory Saturday The wind was in the south skies were sunny and tempera tures were rising toward highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s However soms areas in the northern part of the state still nad snow on the ground but it was expected to disappear soon The warming trend started in western and central portions of the state Friday Temperatures pushed up lo 60 degrees at Sioux Cily and Council Bluffs But Mason City had an afternoon high of only 41 degrees The readings stayed well up into the 40s at many places Sat urday morning said the u S aircraft carrierthe warring factions in Laos to Bennington had sailed from hostilities and revive the hard U S line and want the alliances fighting power strengthened Western military movements in the area were being kept secret reportedly on orders of Washington Sources in Manila Subic Bay naval base into the South China Sea toward Laos several days ago presumably with escort vessels RADIO MOSCOW agree that the situation grows more serious daily in the jungle kingdom of ence with Moscow to achieve a crossroads of the ComLaotian cease fire sent word to the President that he will do all he can Official sources in New Delhi said Nehru wants the So viets to make the next move on the British proposal A BRITISH Foreign Office spokesman said the Russians SAME Black Flag Means Traffic Death In Past 24 Hours IF YOU SEE THIS ITS June Jacobs Cedar Falls has a turkey Buttercup for a pet And the two travel over Iowa like this While driving Miss Jacobs keeps an eye on Buttercup AP T hololax So do all of the other people on the road Buttercup is fitted out with a plaid wool jacket the better to keep the wind from ruffling her feathers Revenue bills ore readied Legislature faces issue DES MOINES legislature will get down to cases on money matters in the next week or ten days and the biggest row of the 1961 session could result At issue is a proposal to in crease the state sales tax to 3 per cent or vote some new tax and use the proceeds to replace local property taxes The Republican majority in the General Assemblys split into two opposing camps onthe issue One contends the Republican Party has promised to increase state allotments for direct aid to local schooldistricts and full payment of the agricultural land tax credit It holds that keeping this promise is more important than holding the line on taxes THE OTHER camp favors en acting a budget similar to the one recommended by Gov Nor man Erbe calling for expendi tures of about S189 million a year and strictly resisting any move to boost present state levies Erbe himself says he is not tindly impressed with the pro posed sales tax increase and opposes tax boosts of any kind But he says when asked whether hell veto a sales tax aoost if enacted that hell cross that bridge when he comes to it Senate Majority Leader J Kendall Lynes RPlainfield said the lawmakers will come to some conclusion about appro priations and taxes in the next ten legislative days THIS WILL BE the most important part of the session coming possibly pretty controversial he said Well probably have some joint Sen ateHouse Republican caucuses next week to discuss the whole budget area to get some kind of direction Rep Ray Cunningham R Ames chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says it isnt possible at present o guess approximately what the inal state budget will be Sen Lawrence Putney R Jladbrook said he thinks the budget for the state depart ments and agencies will be within Erbes recomme n d a ions But Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman X T Prentis RMount Ayr said We in the Republican Party are trying to keep a promise to the people and until we get some more revenue I dont think we can keep faith with the people seeking property tax re lief promised to give serious and urgent consideration to Brit I WILL NOT vote for any ains proposals in appropriations for Leaving Britain Foreign Secthe state budge above Gov retary Lord Homo was optimj Erbes recommendations ex istic and saw a good chance cept and unless a total amount that Moscow will accept LonjOf not less than 30 to 35 million dons proposals think the Russians are really concerned to see a gen uinely neutral Laos Lord Home said Another approach will be put before the SEATO ministers who open their meeting Mon day Philippine Foreign Secretary would produce an estimated Fclixberto Serrano said he willjmjUion in revenue propose that the United Nations AP Ihotofax reports To earn extra credits Billy Phillips prepared 16 reports and teacher had no class time to hear him She vol unteered to do it Saturday mornings blueprint drawn up by SEATOImunist and rion Communis military experts who favor the worlds in Asia But the Russians remained silent on Western peace proposals put forward by the British Londons proposal is that Brit ain and the Soviet Union as co chairmen of the 1954 Geneva conference on Indochina ask control commission of India Poland and Canada An inter national peace conference would then be called Prime Minister Nehru of In dia asked by President Kenne dy to use his prestige and influ dollars is voted in one lump sum as state aid for education with the provision that any such total amount of state aid so ap propriated shall reduce and re place an equal amount of all local school property tax A one per cent boost in the present 2 per cent sales tax guarantee Laos neutrality The House Appropriations Committee has voted out to the of the SEATO nations will try to devise a peaceful solution to the problem of an impending Communist takeover in Laos But the leaders have shown signs of solidarity in a determination to carry out their SEATO com mitment to defend Laos by arms if everything else fails The SEATO talks bring to gether Rusk Lord Home rano and PrimeMinister Robert G Menzies of Australia Prime Minister Keith Holyoake of New Zealand French Foreign Min ister Couve de Murville For eign Minister Manztir Qadir of Pakistan and Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman of Thailand MORE UNREST SEOUL South Korea Demonstrators against the gov ernments new security laws took to the streets of Pusan Saturday for Ihe third consecu tive day iland tax credit above 17 mills jThis means the farmer would I pay the first 17 mills of local school lax on his agricultural lands and state funds would pay any above that It is esti mated this would lake about to million a year The present ag land tax law calls for full payment above 15 mills but the standing mil lion appropriation covers only about 44 per cent of the total Kennedy to meet Macmillan Sunday WASHINGTON dent Kennedy in a series of moves dealing with the Laos crisis has arranged to meet In Key West Fla with British Prime Minister UaroM MacmiU Ian and in Washington Monday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko ;