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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 99 The newspaper that makes all North 1 o w a n s neighbors AuocUted and United Prtu Internitioni Full Wirw MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 1961 Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No 311 New plan for aid to schools Churchmen interested By LOUIS C ASS ELS United Press International Religious leaders and public school officials are quietly ex ploring a bold new plan for churchstate cooperation in the education of Americas children Supporters say it would settle the controversy over public aid to parochial schools and at the same time open the way for more adequate religious educa tion of millions of children at tending public schools And they say it would achieve both of these objectives without violating constitutional requirements for separation of church and state Heres how it would work Public schools would continue to offer a complete program of studies for all children who elect fulltime attendance But they would also offer a sharedtime arrangement un der which a child would take some of his courses in a church school and others in a public school For example boys and girls enrolled in Catholic elementary and high schools might go to public schools for instruction in such subjects as mathematics physical education industrial arts and home economics Protestant and Jewish chil dren while taking most of their academic courses in public schools would have the option of spending a substantial portion of each school day in a religious Phototax HOME FROM A HOLIDAY Princess Margaret and her husband the Earl of Snowdon walk with two pet dogs on returning to London from a holiday in Scotland The princess somewhat more full of face is expecting her first child late this month or early in November West protests Berlin gunplay BERLIN W The three Western Allies sharply protested Triday to the Soviets against several shooting incidents involving Communist East German police in Berlins French sector British Commandant Sir Rohan Delacombe called on his Soviet counterpart Col Andrei I Solovyev to deliver thepro est on behalf of all three Western commandants an Allied school And they would receive full academic credit for any apj proved courses which they took there spokesman announced Delacombe told Solovyev that the incidents resulted from munis t police This would mean to choose two illustrations at random that a Jewish child would receive the same credit for mastering Hebrew in a synagogue school that he gets for learning Span ish or French in a public school and a Presbyterian youth could study the Bible or church his tory under professional teachers provided by his church during periods of the regular day when he might otherwise be taking elective courses in a public school Protestant Catholic and Jew ish leaders have been exchang ing views on the proposal for several months on an informal private basis A fulldress con ference of religious leaders and public school officials to con sider its pros and cons is now in the works Although no religious body or educational organization is yet committed to it the discussions indicate that it has powerful appeal The original proponents were leaders of several major Protes tant denominations who arei j deeply concerned about the haYe died ligious illiteracy of vast of American children These leaders know that a child cannot learn much about his faith from one hectic hour a week at Sun day School They are not opti mistic about the average par ents do the job at home And they see no constitutional way in which public schools can incul cate religious insights and values Protestant efforts to provide systematic religious courses out side of regular school hours or within the school day on the so called releasedtime basis have not been outstandingly suc cessful These courses are by definition extracurricular ac tivities to public school chil dren and they suffer from the competition of a vigorouslypro moted school program Public school officials tend to appalled by the administra tive difficulties which shared time would involve But some of them see great merit in the plan They believe it would help to unite Americans of all faiths behind measures to improve the public school system Lucius D Clay Presi dent Kennedys personal repre sentative in Berlin Friday morning made an on the spot inspection of the dangerously tense sector the Bernauer strasse The street divided by the Communistbuilt wall now cut ting through Berlin has been the scene of two shooting inci dents in the last two days Two young refugees who tried to escape to West Berlin across the Spree River died swimming from Communist police bullets fired at them from machine pis tols West Berlin police said one man was wounded and he Indian summer due to continue Iowas Indian summer weather gave every indication Friday of continuing into next week The Weather Bureau said skies would remain fair and tempera tures mild through Sunday The further outlook is for read ings averaging 5 to 8 degrees above normal into the middle of next week with only minor daily changes On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 56 Clear Lake News 6 with a cry for help The otherj Sports 78 was swept to the western shore by the swift river current His body was pulled from the water by police West Berlin police watched the drama helplessly unable to aid the frantic swimmers be cause the river is in eastern ter ritory The deaths brought to eight CubGazette 12 Comics 13 Mason City News1415 Latest Markets 15 Transit Schedule 16 STRIKE POSTPONED NEW YORK navi gators strike call against Trans World Airlines that threatened jthe number of known refugees to spread to other airlines was to reach postponed at the last minute on la compromise solution Photofax COMBAT MEDICAL QUACKERY Dr Leonard Larson American Medical Association presi dent and Secretary of Welfare Abraham Ribicoff pose at the opening session of the First National Con gress on Medical Quackery The AMA and top gov ernment officials have joined in a campaign to wipe out medical quackery which they termed is a billion dollarayear business They are looking at a once advertised horse collar gadget which was supposed to cure diseases by magnetizing the iron in the blood JFK to get Red position Gromyko to be visitor WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Kennedy meets Soviet For eign Minister Andrei A Gromyko Thursday seeking to learn if there has been any significant change in the Soviet position on Berlin But US officials did not expect the session set for late afternoon at the White House to provide a dramatic opening for peaceful set tlement of the longfestering Ger man dispute Kennedy is prepared to listen to any fresh instructions Gromyko may have received from Moscow and to prod the Soviet minister for further explanation of the So viet position on Berlin Kennedy also was ready to re emphasize to Gromyko Western determination not to yield on Ber lin message Gromyko will likely relay to Soviet Premier Khrushchev when Gromyko re turns to Moscow Sunday Another matter that may come up in their conversation is the United Nations The Soviet Union and the United States were report ed Thursday night to be in agree ment on a candidate for tempo rary UN secretarygeneral a successor for the late Dag Ham marskjold The candidate reported by in formed diplomats to be accepta ble by both Moscow and Washing ton is U Thant of Burma Kennedy plans only a single ses sion with Gromyko The Presi dents schedule allowed for a meeting of about two hours before he was due at a state dinner ing given by visiting Presidenl Ferik Ibrahim Abboud of Sudan Secretary of State Dean Rusk will sit in at the conference I follows three exploratory talks Rusk held with Gromyko in Nev York No plans have been made for another separate RuskGromyko meeting Officials stressed how ever that this depends entirely on Gromyko If he wants one the State Department is ready to go along The objects of these sessions is o find out if the Soviets are will ing to negotiate on terms accepta ble to the West No shelters in Russia says Mrs K MOSCOW UPI Mrs Nikita Khrushchev told a group of Western peace marchers Fri day that the Soviet Union was making no effort to build air raid shelters There is no defense in a nu clear war said Nina Khrush chev the wife of the premier Therefore we are not building any bomb shelters We are not getting ready Mrs Khrushchev made her re marks after spending an hour exchanging pleasantries and de bating disarmament with the marchers who arrived here Tuesday The debate took place at Moscows House of Friend ship where Mrs Khrushchevs aides served tea chocolate and apples Most of the marchers did their best to convince Mrs iKhrushchev that if the world refuses to disarm one country should set a good example by discarding all its armaments Mrs Khrushchev declined to agree We do not want to bt the only ones who throw our bombs into the ocean she said She added that in the past 40 years the Soviet Union has had many unfortunate experiences with war and does not want to be in a position where it could be trampled upon again Individual Army Reserves summoned MINNEAPOLIS 4000 individual reservist will be drawn from the 14th Army Corps to bring Wisconsins 32nd Division up to full strength The call will include men from Wis consin Iowa Minnesota and North and South Dakota The reservists will report directly to the division after it reaches Ft Lewis Wash HICKENLOOPER HONORED Sen and Mrs BourkeB Hickenlooper ride in the lead car in a torchlight parade in Cedar Rapids Thursday night as the state and his home town honored the veteran Photofax congressman for his long service to Iowa and the na tion The big placards read Hi Hick Story on page McCormack likely to get Rayburns seat of power WASHINGTON AP Sam Rayburns long unchallenged reign as speaker of the House of Representatives apparently has cleared the way for an orderly succession by Majority Leader John W McCormack to Rayburns seat of least tempo rarily The grip of the strongwilled but kindly Texan on the speaker ship has been so strong no rival faction ever developed And his tenure has been so long the am bitions of any potential rivals have cooled with age So it would seem almost cer tain at this point that McCor mack a Bostonian would follow the traditional upward path and ascend to the speakers chair when Congress convenes Jan 10 for the second half of its current session McCormack 69 is already speaker pro tern by formal vote of the House He was elected late ast month when Rayburn was forced by illness to return to his home at Bonham Tex Rayburn is gravely ill with cancer and aides say his days may be sharp lylimited No predictions of harmony and order would be valid beyond the next session however McCor mack despite 21 years as Ray mms lieutenant in the House Democratic leadership has noth JOHN McCORMACK SUNNY N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES North Iowa Generally fair con tinued mild through Saturday Afternoon high 80 to 85 Low Friday night 50 to 55 South erly winds 20 to 25 mph Sat urday Iowa Generally fair with little change in temperature through Saturday Southerly winds near 25 mph Low Friday night 50 to 55 High Saturday 80 to 85 Outlook for Sunday Fair to partly cloudy contin ued mild Fiveday Iowa will average 5 to 8 degrees above normal Saturday through next Wednesday with only minor daily changes Normal highs are in the 60s and lower 70s Normal lows are in the 40s Rainfall will average 10 to 20 of an inch in scattered showers mostly Tuesday or Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy cool er Highs Saturday in 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 85 Minimum 43 Sunrise Sunset THURBER RECOVERS NEW YORK Humorist James Thurber rested comfort ably Friday at Doctors Hospital after undergoing surgery for rcj inoval of a blood clot on his brain Russia leaves in huff VIENNA Russias chief delegate V S Emel yanov walked out of the final session of the fifth general assembly of the International Atomic Energy Agency in protect against the election of Swedish scientist Sigvard Eklund as the agencys new direc tor general GOP charges censorship WASHINGTON Republican National Chahr man William E Miller charged the Kennedy admin istration is guilty of censorship favoritism and at tempting to use reporters as political propaganda conduits Scouts ARE prepared ELYRIA Ohio Caught unprepared the Army failed to supply sleeping cots for 12 members of an Ohio guard unit here called to active duty The 357th Ordnance Company met the snafu by borrowing the cots from the Boy Scouts who are always prepared Rayburn looks better DALLAS Tex House Speaker Sam Rayburn suffering from extensive cancer looked a little bet ter Friday his physicians said Military speakers curbed WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Robert iiit i j i wiiu iJcto jjiuicaicu lie S McNamara has decreed that military speakers at retire Rep Aibert Rajns ing like the solid support that made Rayburn speaker more than twice as long as any other man The dreams of power so long suppressed by strong and capable members of the House while Ray burn ruled the roost seemed bound to burst into reality And a manysided struggle for the job whose holder is third in line for the presidency should spon de velop A possible obstacle to McCor mack may be supplied by the White House But the possibility of President Kennedy intervening is considered a longshot possibil ity at this point Kennedy and McCormack have been at political odds in the past in Boston their home city And in the last session McCormack antagonized the administration by insisting that parochial schools have some share in proposed fed eral aid to schools McCormacks view shared by some other congressmen was a key factor in helping cut the heart from Kennedys ambitious school aid legislative program McCormacks chief challengers at the moment would appear to be the handful of men who help run the chairmen of the important committees the party Rep Carl Albert D Okla his assistant Rep Hale Boggs DLa the astute and greatly liked Rep Francis E Wal private seminars must stick to military subjects avoid partisan expressions and must not challenge established policy DAla a Southerner with strong Northern backing and Rep Rich ard Boiling DMo widely regard Recluse couldnt take publicity How a rumor killed a man GARY Ind UP Stan ley Wiernasiewict was a thy man The 50yearold man lived alone in a 19th century farm house with stained glass win dows symbols of the era of pomp in which it was built Throughout all but tht final 10 days of his life no both ered him Witrnasitwicz liked it that way Then one night late last month two youths crept up to one of the stained glass win dows and peeped into his liv ing rooms They thought they saw something which sent them racing to a telephone to call the sheriff They said they saw a woman lying in a glass casket in the farmers living room With Witrnasitwicz permis sion the deputies searched the house They found no glass casket or anything resembling one They listed tht report as completely unfounded and chargtd it off to a distortion in tht stained glass But the rumor spread Curiosity seekers swarmed through the farm yard tht next night demanding te see the woman lying in a glass casket Their ears caused traffic jams on the country roads near the farm Still they came night after night for nint days Tht peace and trartquility of the Wiernasiewicz farm was destroyed The farmer put up with it as long as he could A neighbor visited tht hemt Thursday through a window and called authori ties They found a shotgun and tht still body of Stanley Wier nasitwici wht lived alone un til rumor rulntd nil lift T ;