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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for the Homt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North lovans neighbors Associated Presi tnd United Press International Full MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 8 1961 7c i Copy THs Paper Consists of Two SectiwwStcUoa One Nt Ill One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 113001 pm Sunday Decorab 1240 pm Sun WO1 Ames i640 Tuesday WTAD Quuicy O30i pm Thurs i WSUI Iowa City 19101 It will be worth all it costs NOTHING CHEA about education Nor shoul there be because its about th most important thing in th world Whether we win or los in our lifeanddeath competi tion with world communism will almost certainly be deter mined by how well we do in th longrange education program Education gives meaning t religion Education fills the stomachs of undernourishec people educa tion as distinguished from in doctrination or simple literacj inevitably to democracy and where theres true democ racy there can be no war These are sweeping assertions I realize Ive dwelled on them at length in the past in editor ials and in commentaries A this time I should like to ad dress my remarks and invite your attention to the scope of the education challenge facing our nation and the free world Twenty years ago the nation institutions of higher learning had a little more than a million fulltime and 340000 parttime students In the decade that fol lowed meaning the 40s college enrollment increased more than a million Since 1950 another million students have been added so that this year we have more than three and a half mil lion on our campuses LOOKING INTO THE FU ture we see no signs that this rate of gain will diminish In fact projections of population growth and college entrance rates indicate that by 1970 well have 6 million college students Thats an increase of almost 70 per cent over the present at tendance It follows that handling a vast student body will require huge increases in funds for staff ing the classrooms and for pro viding the mere physical plant Unless we sense how transcend antly important it is to give our youngsters the finest education Alan Shepard wile meet President Mrs Kennedy Spaceman gets heros medal Crowd Vice President Johnson hail Shepards North Iowa Clearing and cooler Monday night with scatterec frost lows in mid 30s Fair and continued cool Tuesday highs in the 50s owa Clearing and cooler Mon day night scattered frost wesi and north lows 30s west anc north to 40s southeast Fair and cool Tuesday highs in the 50s Further ly fair and Wednesday a little warmer Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average from 3 to 5 de grees below the seasonal nor mals Cool early in the period with warming trend Wednes day through Friday Chance for showers last of the period Normal maxim urns middle 60s north to near 70 south Normal minimum middle 40s north to the upper 40s south Precipitation will average 30 to 50 inch in showers the last of the period Minnesota Clearing cooler Highs Tuesday in 50s GlobeGazette Weather Data p to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation Sunrise Sunset al facilities from kindergarten to the graduate level we will stand in awe as we ask this question Wheres all the money goin to come from About 350000 persons are now engaged in teaching research and management at our colleges and universities The U S of fice of education estimates that in the next decade 336000 new staff members with masters and doctors degrees will be needed to replace those removed by death retirement and resig nation and to educate our vast ly swollen enrollment HIGHER EDUCATION is now costing Americans about bil lion a year By 1970 this annual bill is expected to reach bil if there is no infla tion which seems a bit too much to expect Ofthe bil lion anticipated for buildings and equipment billion will be a reflection of the demands YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 46 50 08 50 29 Red carpet for spaceman Legislature longest and most costly DBS MOINES UP The 1 session of the Iowa Legislator was the longest and most ex pensive in history The lawmakers spent 118 day discussing and approving legis lation at an estimated cost o Before the two houses ad journed at am Saturday the spending of an estimate million a year for the nex two years by the state was au thorized THE APPROPRIATIONS wer about million more than au ftorized by the 1959 session the Legislature but there wa no increase in general taxes Estimated receipts for th next two years are expected t be about million annually NEW ENVOY SAIGON South Viet Nam The new US ambassador to South Viet Nam Frederick E Nolting Jr arrived Monday with assurance of American determination to support the independence and integrity ofj this Communist threatened ally the deficit to be made u out of the present millioi surplus in the state treasury AMONG THE TOP measure assed by the 1961 session wen ills to reapportion the Legis ature redistrict the states congressional districts and in crease the cities and towns share of the state road use tax fund Before the session is formally adjourned lastminute bills wil have to be prepared for signa tures of presiding officers These bills then will be sent to the Governor and a handful ol legislators will convene at 13 am Wednesday to bring the session to an official close of that vastly increased enroll ment Dr fVV Conover 707 dies at home in Decor ah DECORAH F W Con over 101 a dentist whose long and active life had made him a legend throughout North Iowa died Saturday at pm at his home here Surviving are a son Harry Conover Mason City and a granddaughter Lois Conover Denver Funeral services were A look at where colleges get held at pm Monday at their money from now may the Olson Funeral home throw some light on the likely Dr Conover who celebrated future sources Just over 51 per from govern ment local state and national That means taxation Tuitions and fees account for 21 per cent private gifts and grants for 17 per cent Endowments yield 4 per cent and other sources the remaining 7 per cent Under the heading of gifts and grants corporation contributions bulk larger each passing year To me this is a most heartening development Corporate gifts to higher education have more than tripled in the last seven years Some 30000 companies gave million plus last year Quite a few firms in my own community are on the roll of systematic donors to both pri vate and taxsupported colleges of Iowa BACK OF SUCH GIVING of course is the general rccogni er a his 101st birthday Nov 16 1960 attracted attention when shortly before his 100th birthday he was told he had outlived the term of his insurance policy and re ceived a check for his insurance from the Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co The policy had been purchased in 1889 OR CONOVER HAD lived under 20presidents and through four of the nations major wars James Buchanan was president when he was born in Allamakee County Nov 16 1859 the son of F E and Mary Conover Decorah was a sprawling in fant of 11 years then and North Iowa was just getting settled by hardy pioneers After a bricfl practice in Decorah he moved to Sioux City He practiced tiring in 1930 In 1891 he was married to Mary Heively OR CONOVER enjoyed a number of distinctions during his lifetime He had the longest continuous membership in both the Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge here He was the first dentist in Iowa to be taken into Delta Sigma Delta Iowa Auxiliary honorary dental fraternity He was chairman of the street lighting committee which put in the firstelectric lights on the streets of Decorah SPACE Cmdr Alan Shepard Jr received this medal from President Kennedy for his successful space flight last Friday It was only the second time the medal has been first being in 1959 when a re tiring government employe John Crowley received it 4 North lowans injured in crash near Osage OSAGE Fox 21 is in atisfactory condition at a Ro hester hospital following in uries received at a m unday The car in which he was cling crashed through a dead nd intersection on a county road nehalf mile west of the Rock reek Creamery The son of Mr and Mrs Walt r Fox suffered severe head nd facial injuries He was taken Rochester from the Mitchell ounty Memorial Hospital here e is an athlete at Iowa State eachers College where he is a iphoniore Three other youths were in red and are hospitalized here ley are Michael Brunner 21 sage the driver Patrick itchell 21 a student at ISTC nd Ray Monaghan 21 Osage Brunner was driving the car itchell and Monaghan s a i d tion that business health and Continued on 1 n Docorah In 1891 he set up his dental practice here He continued this practice until re DR F W CONOVER ey walked half a mile to get d Charles Cityan hurt in fatal accident President leads capital greeting WASHINGTON Presi dent Kennedy Monday pinned a heros medal on the nations first spaceman Cmdr Alan B Shepard Jr The President told Shepard the nation is proud of him and his fellow spacemen The 5100 flight through space last Friday Ken nedy was a common ef fort to which many contributed I want to express on behalf of us all the great pleasure we Liftoff was smooth have in welcoming Cmdr Shep ard and Mrs Shepard Ken nedy said in greeting the cou ple on the White House lawn He added that everyone ap preciates the great service he has rendered our country And we are also proud of Mrs Shepard Kennedy went on He praised the other six astronauts and emphasized that this was a common effort in which many men were in volved So I thing well give them all a hand the President said The bystanders did I also want to pay a par ticular tribute to some who worked on this flight Ken nedy said naming a number of National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials who worked on the flight that carried Shepard 115 miles into space Friday As he ticked off the roll of NASA officials 1 Kennedy Could have beaten Russia astronaut tells reporters FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Astronaut Alan B Shepard Jr said Mon day everything worked fine on his space voyage last Friday and that the United States could have made the shot before Rus sia put its man into orbit We could have gone a lot earlier the 37yearold Navy commander told a jammed news conference but the civilian space agency decided not to rush the program As to why he space agency had not ushed the program Shepard said all persons involved fe the timetable was a well lai out reliable program Appearing before a jarnme news conference after his tr umphal arrival in Washington Shepard said the Mercury pro ect felt several significant thing were learned from his histori suborbital flight last Friday One of these he said was tha the man in the space craf actually could exercis control over some of its device in retroactive firing and reentrj into the earths atmosphere N ews m a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES HUMBOLDT Mb c Clark 77 Humboldt was killed Sunday in a twocar crash at a street intersection in Hum boldt John R Jacobs 24 Charles City was seriously in jured On the inside Editorials Pago 4 Mason City News 47 Latest Markets 7 Sports Clear Lake News 11 Comics 12 Society News 202122 North Iowa News23 News Quiz 23 Truce commission arrives VIETTANE Twentyone representatives of the threenation Laotian truce commission arrived in Vientiance with hopes of spurring lagging nego tiations between the Westernbacked royal govern ment and proCommunist rebels So far the opposing factions have not been able to agree on a site for mil itary and political talks Rusk reiterates stand OSLO Norway Secretary of State Dean Rusk declared the United States intends to maintain its presence in West Berlin even if the Russians sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany He told a conference of NATO foreign ministers that Premier Khrushchev should be left in no doubt on this point Court decision upheld WASHINGTON The Supreme Court has af firmed a Louisiana federal court decision in support of desegregation in New Orleans public schools The lower court ruling had been handed down by a spe cial threejudge panel in New Orleans on Dec 21 1960 barring city and state officials from interfering with the operation of city schools Wonts housing for elderly WASHINGTON President Kennedy asked Congress to appropriate million to the 1962 fiscal year for housing for elderly persons Wont testify for Eichmann VIENNA Two former Nazi officers have in dicated they will not go to Israel to testify on behalf of Adolf Eichmann Dr Wilhelm Hoettl and Walter Huppenkothen have been promised safe conduct if they want to take the stand for Eichmann Here are some questions and answers from Shepards news conference did you feel when you were waiting to go into space had so many technical things to think about I really didnt have time for personal feelings But I was surprised by the lift out how smooth it was I expected more noise and vibra tion It was a very pleasant lift off were you when you said What a beautiful sight A Well I had just made some maneuvers with the man ual controls and the program called for me to look through he periscope at this point We lad been briefed on what to ex pect and I had seen pictures of served that the names are not too familiar IF THE FLIGHT had not been a success the names would have been very famil iar he said with a smile He noted also that the flight was made under conditions of full publicity in a free society willing to risk much and gain much Shepard his wife and the six men he heat out for the honor of the first American space trip had just flown to the White House by helicopter from An drews Air Force Base in sub urban Maryland The astronauts flew in from Grand Bahama Is land where Shepard had been under observation after his his torymaking feat Mrs Shepard was flown in just ahead of them from Virginia Beach Va A HAZY OVERCAST broke up just before the helicopters ar rived The helicopters landed in front of the White House south entrance where Kennedy his and others were waiting Kennedy handed Shepard this decoration with a joke about it coming from the ground up Kennedy had just dropped the medal to the wooden floor of he platform erected on the White House grounds for the ceremony The speechmaking was all over when Mrs Kenne dy spoke quietly to her husband President had forgotten to pin the medal on Shepard Ken nedy grinned at her then deftly pinned the only once the astro nauts lapel SHEPARD HIMSELF grinned broadly Shepard said he got far less what it would looklike Sunday night than l did when I first looked through the the night before the flight periscope I must admit it took my breath away It was a beau iful view was the worst part of the flight dont think we had any bad moments He kept using he pronoun we instead of I hroughout the news confer ence Q Did you encounter any hing different from what you vere led to expect during train ng was very very close to vhat was predicted 1 vasnt uncomfortable or embar assed in any way did you feel during hose five minutes of weight essness A Well I realized during hose 5 minutes that someone vas going to ask me that ques ion loud laughter so r said myself youd better figure ut an answer Seriously dur ng that short period it was uitc a pleasant sensation aft r the acceleration of the boost r ride I had no difficulty in moving or controlling myself you recommend any tiangcs in equipment or the apsule and would you want a econd Redstone flight before an rbital flight changes I rccom ncndcd were minor and very few in number Everything worked fine On whether I think there should be a second Red stone flight no I am very mindful of the honor which has been bestowed on me an honor which really should go to the hundreds of people who made my flight pos sible Mrs Kennedy led Mrs Shep ard away to another part of the White House to have coffee After the White House cere monies Shepard left for the Capitol He and his wife with Vice President Lyndon Johnson sitting between them perched on the back seat of an open convertible and waved at the cheering crowds estimated at 250000 The cheers never waned until they arrived at the Capitol for a jubilant reception by Con gress IRAN IN TROUBLE TEHRAN Iran designate Ali Amini Monday said complete economic down threatens Iran because re sources have been wasted and government officials have been greedy SAM I DATflMOllt ;