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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for c VOL 98 The Newspaper That Makes All N orth I owans J PreM nd United Pfta FuU Wire MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER IS 7e Coiiy TWs Comlfti if Four SectlootSecUon On North Ibwa Edition No 14 A foreign language inventory Many tongues still not taught in schools By JAMES MOR1SSEAU New York Herald Tribunt News Service NEW YORK For the first time in its history the United States is preparing to take a de tailed inventory of its foreign language capabilities This is to be a painslakin evaluation of a national re source not idle research prompted by scholarly curiosity Educators and government offi cials alike are convinced that the effort is essential to national security They know that the U S is suffering a deficit in trained linguists a chronic shortcomin made acute by the pressure of world politics They know thai the deficit is a luxury the nation no longer can afford and they are trying to do something about it through the foreign language provisions of the National fense Education Act of 1958 BUT UNTIL NOW they have had only a rough idea of the ex tent of the deficit This much they obtained through a hasty threemonth survey conducted last spring by t h e American Council of Learned Societies and financed through a ap propriation from the Office of Education These were among the key facts uncovered by the survey At least 50 languages that are spoken by as many as 2 million people each are not now taugh in any American college or uni versity Fourteen of these language arespoken by as many as 1 million to 42 million persons For many of the importan languages of the world Ameri can educators now have no ade quate instructional materials These include a number of th official languages of t h sovereign nations with which th United States has business 0 diplomatic relations ADEQUATE INSTRUCTION facilities are available for onl four of the needed languages French German Italian an Spanish On the basis of this limite knowledge the Office of Educa tion established a priority 1L to determine what languages should have first crack at eral aid funds Top priority went to Arabic Chinese Hindustani Japanese Portuguese and Russian and sec ond priority to a group of offi cial languages including Java nese the African languages of Hausa and Swahili Afrikaans Cambodian Laotian and other Asian tongues There has been a dramatic up surge of interest in foreign languages but the evidence is confined to bits and pieces of in formation concerning one lang uage one school or one college or university IT HAS BEEN established for example that at least 400 high schools are now offering Russian language courses in contrast to the 16 on record in 1957 that 27 junior high schools are offering the language and that a smat tering of elementary schools have got into the act And there was the report from Syracuse University that all language enrollments had jump ed 22 per cent over last year to the largest total in univer sity history This trend was ech oed in Ohio where Kent State Universityauthorities reported a 36 per cent increase in lang uage enrollments over the same semester in 1956 The largest in per in Rus sian language enrollments At the same time there has been a noticeable tendency among the colleges to restore foreign languages as a require ment for admission On the inside North Iowa News Page 8 Society News 121314 17 Editorials 20 Clear Lake News 22 Latest Markets 25 Mason City 2f 7 AP Phototax HIS FIRST MEAL Phil Culpepper 3 Houston forgets the use of a spoon as he hungrily de vours an egg the first solid food hes been able to eat He had masticated many kinds of food before but never allowed to swallow since his esophagus ended in a blind alley inside his chest Surgery straightened him around however and hes been a veritable chow hound since Mrs Deyo to face trial for 1st degree murder GAINESVILLE Mo Grace Deyo formerly of Clear Lake Iowa was bound ov IB Magistrate Court Tuesday for trial on a first degree murder charge in the poisoning of her husband Virgil Fred Bill Shindler 40 of nearby Almartha also was bound over for trial in Circuit Court They are accused of put ting a poison capsule in vita min capsules which Kenneth Deyo farmercarpenter swal lowed last July Sheriff George Rose said Mrs Deyo 43 implicated Shindler in a signed state ment that disclosed Shindler had been visiting her at her home Mrs Deyo has been in jail here since she was extradited Oct 29 from Iowa Her bail was set at Shindler is free on bail GOP endorsement goes to John Kyi CHARITON With the overwhelming endorsement of fe low Republicans John Kyi Bloomfield was ready Wednesday fo his campaign to try to win back for his party a seat in Congres Berry growers seeking federal clearance now Activity of Clark probed Idol of TV under fire from Iowas 4th District The 40yearold merchant was nominated Tuesday night over two opponents at a Republican district convention Kyi won the nomination on the first ballot with 277 of the 320 delegate votes Supported only by their own county delegations E Norrfs Centerviile auto dealer received 25 votes and Hugh Lundy 63 Albia attorney and farm owner drew 18 votes In an acceptance speech Kyi promised a vigorous campaign for the special election to be held Dec 15 to name a south ern Iowa successor to the late Congressman Steven Carter PHILADELPHIA Sen ate investigator is checking the activities of Dick Clark tele ision disc jockeyidol of the eenagers who is dropping all lutside business interests The American Broadcasting Co insisted that Clark discon inue all connections with record manufacturing and music pub ishing While Clark declined com ment his manager Marvin Jos ephson confirmed Tuesday that Clark 29 star of American Bandstand would stay with AND IN WASHINGTON Rob ert W Lishman chief counsel f the House Legislative Over sight subcommittee said an in vestigator has been sent to Phil adelphia to check on information about Clark It is the sort of thing we have o he said He empha sized that the subcommittee tiad been offered the informa tion but had not received it ant has made no judgment on it He said it was generally con cerned with the subcommittees investigation of practices usec in promoting music The ABC network had given Clark a choice of his outside in terests or keeping the Ameri can Bandstand show and two others onwhich he serves as master of ceremonies a Satur day night variety show and a Sunday night panel show ON THE Bandstand pro gram the handsome Clark spins records interviews the singers who make the records and chats with teenage girls and boys who dance while the music plays The program runs hours Monday through Friday Given the same choice as ITS FOR THE BERRIES A confer ence at Washington called specifically to iron out the controversy in the cran AP Phototax Secretary of Health Arthur Flemming center confers with George Olsson president of the Ocean Spray berry crop brought together the top Cranberries and Rep Hastings figures in business and government Keith producer Mason City Partly cloudy through Thursday Warmer Wednesday night low in lower 20s A little warmer Thurs day high 35 to 39 Iowa Partly cloudy south con siderable cloudiness north through Thursday Warmer east Wednesday night and southeast Thursday Low Wednesday night in the 20s High Thursday upper 30s northeast to 50 southwest and extreme south Outlook for cloudy a little colder north portion FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Thursday throught next Mon day Afternoon highs will be from the upper 30s north to the mid 40s south Overnight lows will be from the lower 20s north to the upper 20s south A warming trend is expected at the beginning of the period followed by a turn to colder in the north over the weekend Precipitation Leon Democrat His opponent will not be nown until Friday when the Democrats hold their nominal ing convention here with eight candidafes in the field The winner in the election will serve out the remainder of Carters term ending in Jan uary 1961 Iowas present congressional delegation with one vacancy includes four Republicans and three Democrats The Demo crats need victory in the 4th District to maintain in Iowa their even split with the GOP in the present Congress Kyi was defeated by Carter in the 1958 election Warm front over Iowa Welcome warmer weather re Ilark Anthony Mammarella the Bandstand North Iowa in accident ROLLING PRAIRIE Ind E McWiHiams native of Aredale Iowa was killed Tuesday night when his tractortrailer skidded off a county road near here State police said Me Williams pparently missed a curve The ehicte hit a steel fence sur ounding an electric substa ion fhe trailer then jackknifed atop the tractor crushing Mc Villiamsi the police said McWilliams was carrying a oad of loose apples in his own ruck He and his family had moved Monday from Aredale to Du mont Surviving are his wife the brmer Mary Ann Lindaman hree children Diane 10 Bev erly 8 and Donald 5 Bond issue for school turned down will average around 10 of an turned to all of Iowa Wednes inch occurring mostly in the day Morning temperatures north as snow Friday or Sat urday Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer High Thursday near 35 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum 23 Minimum 10 At 8 22 were 20 to 25 degrees higher than those Tuesday Warmer at the same time air began moving into Western Iowa Tuesday and during the night completed its envelopment of the state The further outlook calls for colder weather on Friday but temperatures averaging near normal for this time of year DICK CLARK program for seven took over in He also relinquished he producers post in Clarks Saturday show Mammarella said in a state ment he wanted to remain in the record and r music publishing business It is believed the ABC move was prompted by the specia House investigating committee announcement that it planned to probe a socalled payola sys tern in both TV and radio Payola is the show busines term for cash or other disc jock eys to have them play and pro mote new records CRASH KILLS 4 WINDSOR Mo burhin B47 bomber crashed and explod ed within 450 yards of a rura school near here Tuesday Fou men aboard were presumei dead the Air Force said Thi plane was based at McConnel Air Force Base Wichita Kan BBs hubby Nervous in service PARIS UPI Fifty million Frenchmen are debating whether it was being in the army or away from his wife that made Brigitte Bardofs husband nervous in the service Actor Jacques Charrier the sobs of his wife echoing in his ears went off to the army two weeks ago Two days later he was in an army hospital with a case of partly brought on he said by the fact his bar racks mates had fetching pictures of BB all over the walls French army officials diagnosed Charriers problem as one of Iamour and prescribed a 43hour pass with Brigitte as just what the doctor ordered for a case of nerves Well BB or no BB Charrier was back in the hospital Wed nesday nerves again Officials said this time Charriers nervous trouble has been effectively And this time Brigitte wasnt mentioned as the ideal medicine girl Newspapers were not so understanding as the army They wanted to know whether Charrier was dodging the draft One newspaper commended him to the example of one Elvis Pres ley and suggested that he stop malingering and do his duty Methodist Church leaders wife dies CEDAR RAPIDS tf Mrs John C Buthman 60 wife of one of Iowas most prominent Methodist ministers died in a hospital here Tuesday night The Rev Mr Buthman is executive secretary of North Iowa Pen sions an organization which raises funds for retired Methodist ministers SAME IOWA SAFETV DErARTMEXT NORTHWOOD A aond issue which was to have been used for a new high school failed to carry at the special election Tuesday The issue failed by about one per cent Voters at Northwood vigor ously approved the plan but those at Kensett rejected it overwhelmingly The proposed school was to have served the NorthwoodKen sitt School District The site had not been determined The total vote in Kensett was 314 There were 46 yes ballots and 260 no Eight ballots were spoiled In Northwood the vote was 603202 in favor of the proposal Halt production of Valiant Autos DETROIT Ufl The national steel shortage cut further into auto output Wednesday with the halting of production of Chryslers new smaller car Val iant The compan said approx imately workers have been laid off at the Valiant assembly plant in suburban Hamtramck The latest furloughs will bring to the total Chrysler layoffs since the recent steel strike be gan Advance 5point program Flemming in conference WASHINGTON ft Cranbe ry producers asserted Wednes day that their products now on the market are safe to eat They called on Secretary of Welfare Arthur S Flemming to give that reassurance to the American public Ambrose E Stevens general manager of a cooperative which he said represents 75 per cent of the cranberry crop said canned cranberry sauce now oa store shelves was made from berries harvested in 1958 Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor producers Stevens said have any reason tobelieve that last years crop was improperly treated in any manner with the weed killer Aminotriazole The very careful restrictions made by us on fresh berries also indicate that 10 million rounds of fresh cranberries in grocery stores are also entirely Stevens added the weed killer which has been found to cause cancer in rats have been de tected in some lots of cranber ries This discovery prompted Flem ming to caution the public last week on what he called the possible hazard in eating the fa vorite Thanksgiving and Christ mas season sauce unless it could be identified as coming from a safe area Stevens at a conference called by Flemming presented a fivepoint industry program designed to relieve Americans of any worry A decision by Flemming could come Thurs day Stevens representing Ocean Spray Cranberries said his growers had been forbidden as long ago as Sept 18 to use the questioned herbicide on their cranberrry properties in any form despite approval by the Department of Agriculture foe use after harvest Flemmings stated purpose in setting up the meeting was to hear from the industry a plan to separate the clean berries from those which have been contam inated So far the only method has been painstaking and slow chemical testing of each batch THE INDUSTRY plan which Stevens presented has been un dertaken to some extent The ivepoint proposal provides for Continuation of the ban on all use of aminotriazole until perti nent facts concerning the drug ncluding its affect on human beings have been determined Segregation of all cranberries vhich there is any reason to be ievc may contain any of the weed killer Testing of all the 1959 crop now in the possession of major distributors a procedure al eady being carried out by the FDA Destruction of all cranberries ound to contain any residue of he chemical or impounding berries under appropriate safe guards until their proper dis position has been determined Continued research and co operation with government agencies to insure uninter rupted delivery to the public of an adequate supply of pure andq wholesome cranberries and cranberry HOME IS THE HUNTER A 400man search was called off when a Massachusetts State Po lice dog tracked down 12yearold hunter Bruce Knowlton in swamp woodlands near his Wenham home The youthful nimrod who says his Boy Scout training helped him survive a frigid night in the woods happily poses with his rescuer v PROUD GRANDMA BURBANK Calif Lorelta Young is a grandmoth er Her daughter Judy gave birth Tuesday to a daughter Maria Judy is the wife of Jo seph Tinney executive with Revue Productions ;