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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowctt Daily Newspaper Edited for Hit MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME VOL 19 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated PrewMd Unites International Full Wlret MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER U 1961 Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No 294 UN fights for its life in Katanga Methodists plan home for aged here Congress no longer N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Old passion is forgotten By ROWLAND EVANS JR New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTONCongress seems j destined to disappoint even when it votes most of what a presi dent asks The more the thrust of govern ment and the impulse of innova tion and experiment are concen trated in the executive the more Congress seems to wallow Where were the historic debates in the first Kennedy Congress If Congress is the forum of the people the peoples voice has beeii strangely suent The pages of the Congressional Record that shaggy lawn of many weeds are filled on almost any day with page upon page of what Sen Jones or Rep Smith in the halls of Congress but in a television debate somewhere else Why waste ones energies re citing a mimeographed speech to an empty Senate when the local broadcasting station back home will carry it live or canned to the audience that really counts ones own constituency The time is ripe for serious debate in Congress but there is no debate Sen Strom Thurmond the rightwing South Carolina Democrat has tried hard to get a debate going on an issue of great significance to the c o u n t r y whether high military officers should be gagged for instructing their troops how to vote in na tional elections Thurmond thinks they should not which indicates how far the rightwing is pre pared to go but Thurmond at least is prepared to argue the case in Congress It is a case that should be argued because the question of permitting the military to mix in politics is a fundamental one But there was no real debate And where was the debate on the broad issue of separation of church and state and its corol lary the question of federal aid for parochial schools The votes were cast but the issue was never really explored And yet the cut ting edge of the religious issue hacks away on federal schoolaid bills year after year Congress has lost one hopes temporarily its passion for de bating the great issues In the period leading up to the Civil War presidents were compara tively weak and the men of Con gress powerful The words spoken in the Senate on the question of slavery abolition federalism and union became the basis of mens j thinking and helped shape politi cal opinion Victory for JFK WASHINGTON President Kennedy scored a victory as Senators restored almost all House cuts in the foreign aid money bill Now Senate and House conferees will try to compromise the difference Ireland stunned DUBLIN Ireland was stunned and saddened as she awaited news of the Irish U N troops who were reported to have suffered heavy casualties in the Katanga fighting Gloom and depression spread throughout the country as dispatches held out little hope for the 155man garrison of Irish soldiers at Jadotville x Girl faces assault charge DES MOINES The mother of a 17yearold girl who was beaten and kicked by four other girls following a ballroom teenhop has filed an assault and battery charge against one alleged member of the gang Susan Reed identified the four as members of a group of girls who beat and kicked her like a bunch of wild animals Thursday night Strike authorization sought MIDDLE AMANA who want to go on strike at the Amana Refrigeration Co plant here have asked their international union to author ize a walkout No agreement yet in Decker dispute Jacob E Decker and Sonsi management and Local 38 of the United Packinghouse Work ers Saturday had failed to come to any agreement even on a date for meeting to resolve their dis agreements The 115 members Of the hog kill department remained sus pended indefinitely and the plant is out of the hog market Management is not prepared to meet over the weekend as suggested by union officials Lunde said The problem is of such a serious nature that we believe it necessary for repre sentatives of both Armour and Company and the international union to attend There will be no meeting jn til management is assured by the officers and bargaining com mittee of the local union that its members will follow con tract procedure as negotiated and signed in the master agree ment declared E L Lunde day McMannes Saturday de nied that he had refused to meet Monday and said the union of ficials had other meetings sched uled for Tuesday The union officers previously had announced a meeting with the Mason City Ministerial As sociation at its Tuesday noon session McMannes added The local union is amazed that management has not re plied to the unions telegram suggesting the clock meetings Friday night Satur day and Sunday to resolve the issues in dispute We wonder why manage iment would publicly state they were agreeable to a mutually agreed meeting time and place and then not reply to the tele gram suggesting an early meet ing date This action by man agement only points up the labor relations condition that exists at the local plant of JE Decker and Sons plant superintendent The union is awaiting Management must be asfurther word from inanage sured of orderly processing pro cedures by the union members he said ment on suggested dates A special meeting of the mem bership of the union has been A telegram from M Douglas called for Monday night at 7 McMannes union president to Today power centers in the White House It is framed in the glamour of personality and the glitter of that descriptive little word image Congress is uo longer glamourous But Congress has not yet lost the will to use its veto power It permitted religion and states rights to kill the Presidents pub lie school bill but states rights swallowed its principles and voted an extension of federal aid to im pacted areas it refused to make a start toward closing innumer able specialinterest tax loop holes It declined to give the ad ministration the mechanism i asked to assure longterm financ ing of foreign economic aid It failed to tackle the Presidents program for oldage medical care And it showed decisively in its last few weeks that the center of the House is far to the right of the President This is a real danger sign for President Kennedy Overall not withstanding the failures the first session of the first Kennedy Con gress has done at least as well as expected and probably better in strict terms of bills enacted Despite the loss of more than 20 moderatetoliberal House seats in the 1960 election the new Con gress was prevailed upon to pass most of the New Frontier bills THATS GRATITUDE BERLIN W West Berliners threw packets of cigarettes over the Communist wall as gifts Friday and got four tear gas grenades from East Berlin in reply police reported Lunde Friday afternoon sug gested that negotiations be held jFriday evening Saturday or Sunday Lunde said this was not possible because Chicago representatives would not have pm The night workers will meet at their regular time Explaining his position to the GlobeGazette Lunde added All the management of Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant seeks from its employes is a fair arrived jdays work and in conformance When Lunde suggested Monjwith the terms of its labor con day or Tuesday in a telephone j tract Just last week that contract conversation with McMannes jwas negotiated with a substan he said the union president re fused both Monday and Tues tial wage increase and improved working conditions given for hurricane relief The Hurricane Carla Relief Fund has reached a total of in Mason City according to reports from the Cerro Gordo County Chapter American Red Cross The bulk of this was re ceived Saturday morning by a check for from the Kin neyLindstrom Foundation Smaller contributions have been pouring in since the an nouncement was first made Wednesday regarding the nation wide appeal The fund is being continued Contributions may be mailed to Hurricane Relief Box 1005 Mason City Iowa Two hundred Red Cross disas ter relief specialists and thou sands of volunteers continue to provide for the needs of thou sands temporarily homeless in the wake of the hurricane and tornado winds spawned by it in the Galvcston area Although the organization be gan to meet flooding in Mis souri and Kansas the focus of attention remains on the devas tated coastal and inland areas of Texas and Louisiana At the peak of the storm Red Cross sheltered and fed 202000 refu gees at 540 widely scattered lo cations At present the Houston area still shelters more than 80000 andis feeding 96000 Corpus Christi Red Cross shelters at 70 locations list more than 37 000 receiving aid Fortysix shel ters in the Victoria area report more than 13000 housed and 14000 fed Beaumont shelters are feeding and housing approxi mately 25000 At more than 100 shelters in other coastal and inland loca tions more than 20000 await the time they can return home Units of Irishmen cutoff Supplies are flown in LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo troops were reported reeling Saturday under a massive assault by Katanga soldiers and warpainted Baluba tribesmen on Kamina the main UN military center in rebellious Katanga Prov ince A radio message from the Ka mina control tower received al Usumbura in the neighboring Bel gian trust territory of Ruanda Urundi said resistance of the 500 man Irish and Swedish garrison was weakening and it will be dif ficult to hold out much longer1 White officers led the massed attacks A bloody struggle touched of Wednesday by the UN decision to use force to restore Katanga to the rule of the Congos centra government in Leopoldville per sisted also in Elisabethville the capital and at the mining town o Jadbtville 60 miles northwest o Elisabethville UN helicopters ferried food anc ammunition to the isolated Irish garrison of Jadotville beseiged by hordes of hostile Katangans in six days of savage fighting A Dublin dispatch said the Irish governmen listed 3 men as missing and pre sumed dead 5 wounded and 27 captured from a Jadotville de fense force that originally totalec 150 Sniping continued in the tree lined streets of Elisabethville City power lines were reported cui again A clandestine station call ing itself Radio Free KatangE quoted President Moise Tshombe as saying his regime is conducting total war against the United Na tions Two jet aircraft of Tshombes tiny air force bombed and strafed UN troop positions which have neither fighter planes nor antiair craft batteries UN headquarters was reported to have asked member govern ments urgently for jet fighters In formed sources said Sweden was considering sending in some Casualties have been heavy and UN sources said Katangans re gained control of large sections of Elisabethville The bitterest fighting however appeared centered at Jadotsville and at Kamina in the north Official Belgian sources in Us a much graver view than Dublin or Leopoldville of the Jadotville mated 66 Irish soldiers had been dlled said it was vir tually confirmed that the rest of the contingent surrendered The central governments anger at its failure to bring mineral rich Katanga under its domina tion was reflected by the arrest of several Belgian civilians in Leo poldville Belgians developed and still largely control the rich mines industries and farms of Katanga 3 carpenters fall 44 floors to deaths CHICAGO UPI A soar ing 46story spire of concrete stood in tomblike silence here Saturday The structure the east core of a twin circular shaped skyscraper under con struction north of Chicagos loop Friday was the scene of a plunge to death by three car penter A part of the scaffold on which the men were work ing snapped The men fell 44 floors down the interior of the round spire thudding at each floor as the scaffold crashed from one floor projection to another SAME Department ImffU Fait 4 Building costs may hit million ROBERT D BLUE Board Plans for construction in Ma son City of a home for the re tired under the auspices of the Methodist Church were an nounced Saturday by the Rev Dr Clarence HI Pettersen su perintendent of the Mason City District of the church No date for an actual start on construction has been set said Dr Pettersen pending final se lection of a site and develop ment of building blueprints However he said the first unit would provide for 100 to 150 resi dents THE REV 0 W BRAND director Bulletin WASHINGTON UPI Overton Brooks DLa chair man of the House Space Com mittee died Saturday in Bethes da Naval Medical Center The hospital said that Brooks died after suffering a heart attack Six more executed by Castro forces KEY WEST Fla per sons fell before Fidel Castros iring squads in three Cuban cities Saturday Havana radio reported The broadcast said two were shot in La Cabana Fortress in Havana for their part in the attempted The Mason City home a name for which is yet to be be the fourth in an expanding chain of such facili ties operated by The Methodist Church in North Iowa Friend ship Haven at Ft Dodge is now of the largest homes of its type in the nation and Methodist Manor is in operation in Storm Lake Construction is rapidly be ing completed on MethWick Manor in Cedar Rapids Dr Pettersen said that impe tus was given to the Mason City project by the anonymous gift Hike in postal rates stymied WASHINGTON UPI A controversial bill to raise postal rates on nearly all kinds of letters lay on its deathbed Saturday because the House insisted on opening it to amendments The House Friday night voted 222 to 142 to allow amend ments to the bill despite warnings that it would kill chances for its passage this year After the vote the Democratic leadership shelved further action on the measure this week It was not clear whether it would be called up again week but at any rate the delay lessenedeven further its chances for passage The House had been scheduled to finish action on it by Sunday but after the House quit work on it Friday Democratic leaders an nounced it would not be consid ered Saturday The legislation would grant President Kennedys request that first class postal rates be raised from 4 to 5 cents and from 7 to 8 cents on air mail But It pro vided only a fraction of the in creases he asked for second and third class mail Nevertheless the administration supported the compromise and the no amendment strategy to try to keep the bill alive It would hijacking of a Cuban airliner last have provided million of the million in extra postal rev month Two others were executed in Santiago de Cuba after being convicted of participating in a plot against the life of Raul Cas ro and two more were shot in Pinar del Rio for the deaths of three militiamen the broadcast reported PRIVACY PLEASE ROME Mi Italys supreme court has ruled that lovemaking n a car parked along the street s not an obscene the win dows are curtained or steamed over so no one can see inside The ruling stunned Italys morals police since the court as good as old them they had no right to open the car doors to see what was going on enue Kennedy requested Republicans led the drive to open the measure to amendments On the key vote 131 Republicans and 91 Democrats voted against the noamendment rule and only 11 Republicans joined 131 Demo crats in supporting it Acting speaker John W Mc Cormack Masssaid it was his present intention to call the bill up for action sometime next week But there appeared to be little chance now that the disputed bill could clear both the House and Senate this year if Congress sticks to its present target date WARMER O North Iowa Fair and warmer through Sunday Low Satur day 4752 High Sunday 7883 Iowa Fair with rising tempera tures through Sunday Low Saturday near 50 High Sun day near 80 Outlook for Mon day Sunny and warm GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 72 Minimum 42 At 8 am 53 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 56 On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 5 Church Features 67 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 The Surveyor 10 Sports 1112 Society News 1516 Clear Lake News 16 Business News 1718 Transit Schedule 18 North Iowa News 20 weekend EMERGENCY CAPITOL This pic ture was taken inside a giant under ground stone quarry on the Des Moines River near Douds Gov Norman Erbe and other state officials are interested AP Photofax in it as the possible site of Iowa state government in the event of a nuclear attack The officials will inspect the cavern Oct 9 of by a couple living in Mason City Another party in the city has offered a site and the Mason City Development Committee has in dicated great interest in the project Dr Pettersen said Fred Heneman Mason City layman and retired banker was responsible for much of the working out of business details and dealing with the various parties concerned during the months of planning according to city Methodist leaders Total cost of the construction is not known at this time but similar units in Iowa have cost from to S2 million Funds be yond the initial gift will be ob tained by room endowments and gifts Former Gov Robert D Blue Eagle Grove has been elected president of the board of trus tees for the new home Blue is president of the Friendship Hav en board of trustees and a rec ognized leader in the field of care for the aging Charles E Cornwell Mason City has been named vice pres ident Winston Hansen Mason City secretary and Francis Holland Mason City treasurer The president and vice presi dent of the Mason City Develop ment Committee the president and vice president of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and the mayor of Mason City have been asked to serve as an advisory council from the com munity These offices are pres ently held by Robert Isensee Richard Currie Karl P Johann sen Jack MacNjder and George E Mendon respectively The Rev 0 W Brand Forest City has been appointed execu tive director of the home by Bishop F Gerald Ensley Des Moines and will begin work Oct 1 He has been pastor of the Forest City Methodist Church since 1953 Mr Brand has purchased a home at 611 Grant SW and will move to Mason City about Oct 1 The board of trustees were named earlier by the Board of Hospitals and Homes of the North Iowa Methodist Confer ence in consultation with a Ma son City committee Those named include Bishop Ensley the Rev Dr James P Gable Oelwein super ntendent of the Dubuque District of The Methodist Church the Rev Dr Fred E Miller Cedar s superintendent of the Wa terloo District the Rev Dr H G Dawes superintendent of the Spencer District Dr Pettersen The Rev Dr George Truman Carl pastor of First Methodist Church Mason City the Rev Lloyd C Kellams pastor of Wes iey Methodist Church Mason 3ity the Rev John DeLong pas tor of the Clear Lake Methodist hurch the Rev Paul Heath pastor of First Methodist Church harles City the Rev Dr Wayne Shoemaker pastor of the Hamp on Methodist Church Merton J Klaus Charles City Ralph Bowen Forest City C D Slling Garner 0 C Pfaff Fort Dodge Harry E Young Oelwein Robert Keir Spencer Mrs Rob ert E McGowan Renwick Mrs Robert Smyth Fort Dodge Fred Steffen Clear Lake and Corn well Hansen Holland John Tubesing Ira Stimson C p Klath Henerrian Dan G Klemp nauer Jack McNider Will F Gildner and Judge W P Butler all of Mason City Mason City has been under study for some time as a possible site for a new Methodist home orthe retired as a part of the churchs 10 year program of strategy in Iowa Home resi dency is not restricted to Meth odists In addition to the three other lomes in North Iowa two homes are now in operation and a third s under construction in southern owa These are located at Moines Washington and Atlantic ;