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Saturday, December 12, 1964
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Reds set date for parley Will begin on March 1 MOSCOW (AP) _ The Soviet Communist party announced Saturday that preparations for a world Communist conference will begin March 1. But the new Kremlin leaders apparently failed again to win Red China's approval. The party newspaper Pravda published the new date for a preparatory meeting which former Premier Nikita S. Khru shchev had originally scheduled for next Tuesday. Khruschev had called for 2i Communist parties to prepare for a full conference of more than 80 parties in mid-1965. The Chinese and their allies in the bitter ideological dispute between Moscow and Peking said they would not attend Some Soviet allies were reluc tant to come for fear the confer ence would bring a permanen split . in the world Communis movement. According to Communis sources, the Soviet leaders wh took over from Khrushchev Oct 14 delayed action while trying t win Chinese approval. Sue! countries as Poland applie< pressure for another Sovie unity bid. Pravda said the March 1 dat was set "on the basis o£ mutua consultations conducted amon fraternal parties with the aim o better preparation" for th meetings. The consultations are believe to have taken place during th gathering of Communist leader here for the Nov. 7 anniversar of the Bolshevik Revolution Chinese Premier Chou En-la came but his talks with the So vict leaders seemed from publi indications to have left the dis pule as harsh as ever. According to Western dip! matic reports reaching her from Peking, a Soviet letter was written to China proposing postponement until March and emphasizing that the meetings would seek to achieve unity. The reports said the Chinese spurned the letter, saying their stand was well known: the call for the meeting was illegal, and the meeting was intended to wreck the Communist movement. The Soviet party maintains that the Communist conference in 1960 left the Russians with the right to call another meeting on their own authority. The Chinese have chal lenged this. The Kremlin apparently communicated the Chinese reaction to its allies as proof of Soviet charges that the Chinese are unreasonable, and then went ahead with the public announce ment of the March 1 meeting. Among the 26 parties for the March l meeting, two Communist countries, Romania and Cuba, are doubtful. Romania in particular has indicated it might not attend. In addition to China, the Albanian, North Korean and Japanese parties have said they will not attend. North Viet Nam and Indonesia also are expected to stay away. Tests of new rocket engine are successful CANOGA PARK, Calif. (AP) — A 200,000-pound thrust J2 rocket engine designed to give American lunar explorers a final boost into space, has successfully undergone a restart test here. The hydrogen-fueled engine, which will ultimately function in a cluster of five, ran for 165 seconds Friday, was shut off for 75 minutes, then restarted to run an additional 310 seconds. The sequence follows the pattern of its planned use in space where it will power the second stage of the Apollo moon launch vehicle. North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and colder by Sunday. High in 30s, low from 15 to 20. Continued colder Monday. (Weather Details -en Pag* 2) "The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors" Home Edition VOL. 1M MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1964 HOC * copy)—Thli Paper ConiUU at Two Sections—Section On* Auoctated Press Full L*u* Wire* No. 243 rotest Army reshuffle FOCUS on North iowa Flying grandmother logs 3,900 air-hours By CHARLES W. WALK North Iowa News Director IOWA FALLS—The old question about whether men or women are better drivers takes on a new dimension if you're talking to Mrs. M. G. (Sidney) Smalldridge, Iowa Falls. In that case, the question becomes "Who are better flyers, men or women?" You see, Mrs. Smalldridge, a diminutive grandmother of six, is qualified to answer the question about flying—she has been a flying instructor for 22 years. Qualified or not, the attractive mother of four is far too diplomatic to come right out and say which of the sexes makes better pilots. After all, she points out, she is married and does have both men and women students. "Let's just say a good woman pilot is as good a pilot as a good man pilot," Mrs. Smalldridge says. Granting that most women don't have the mechanical ability of men, Mrs. Smalldridge— who actually started flying in 1939—points out, however, that women have an advantage in precision flying. "Women generally have a lighter touch," she observes, "and that is what it takes in precision flying." Also, she says, women usually go into more detail and, as a rule, their co-ordination is just as good as men. Co-ordination is one of three prerequisites for any good pilot —man or woman—Mrs. Small- dridge contends. The other two are average intelligence and desire. There is no difference between giving flying lessons to men and women, Mrs. Small- dridge adds. Each student has his or her own problems and what may be difficult for one student is easy for another. In all her years of giving flying instructions, Mrs. Small- dridge can't recall a single man who recentcd being taught to fly by a woman. This includes the Naval cadets she taught to fly at Ames during World War II and the Air Force personnel she gave "Link" (simulated) instruction to for nearly 10 years in Mississippi and Texas after the war. Mrs. Smalldridge explains this lack of resentment rather simoly: "In the case of the military personnel, they didn't have any FOCUS (Continued on Page 2} —AP Photofax . SHELL FIRED • ACROSS. EAST RIVER — Photo diagram locates area near the United Nations site in New.York where atshel), fired from a bazooka across the East .River, exploded Friday. Shell exploded in. the river just north of 43rd Street. This view looks east'from Manhattan to the borough of Queens. Among exiles Hunt for those who fired shell at U. N. MORTAR EMPLACEMENT —AP Photofax New York City policeman and plainclothesmen inspect home-made mortar said to have been used, to shell the United Nations site, right background, across East River in Manhattan. Could give birth control pills to mothers on relief DES MOINES (AP)—A legislative committee studying the Aid to Dependent Children program is holding up its report until it decides whether to approve distribution of birth control pills to mothers on relief. Birth control devices have been suggested as a means of curbing the number of illegitimate babies born to women who get help for their children and themselves ADC program, ,1 through the Sen. Eugene Hill, D-Newton, explained at the committee's meeting Friday that in some states mothers receiving state aid can get birth control devices. "We might study them to see if Iowa should embark on such a program," Hill said. A 1961 survey in Iowa showed that 13 per cent of the children supported through ADC were illegitimate, thus adding to the total cost. Other members of the com mittee agreed with Hill to mak the study and delay formal ap proval of their recommenda tions to the 1965 legislature un til their next meeting. They agreed informally t propose that a youth in an AD family can continue to receiv help until, the age of 21 if th child attends a high schoo technical or vocational schoo The present limit is 18 year regardless of schooling. NEW YORK (AP) — Police jshed a massive hunt among Cuban exile in hopes of urning up the persons respon- ble for firing a bazooka shell t the United Nations Building. he city's many roups Saturday 10 days to give to Cheer Fund "no those readers who haven't J. glanced at the calendar recently, it's later than you think. That's why the rate of giving must be stepped up if this year's Christmas Cheer Fund isj to meet its goal of $3,000 on Dec. 24. The good people of Mason 2ity and surrounding area laven't once failed the Cheer Fund's plea in the 39-year history of the goodwill campaign. Thus there is every reason to believe that this time will be no exception. Just 10 giving days r*main. This means a daily average of about $250 must be maintained to assure that all objectives will be met. This could be a cheerless and lonely Christmas for some of our fellow citizens. Of course, this must not be allowed to happen. The latest list of donations ranges from $1 to $19 — and.all are greatly appreciated. The 4-H flirls are represented as well as other societies and clubs. The U.G.L. Club sent in $5, again proving that its members indeed are Uniformly Good Lemons. Groups of young people such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts intending to raise money through certain public projects are asked to first clear with Family Service, Inc., 619 First National Bank Building, so as to avoid duplication. Family Service administers the Cheer Fund. You, too, can join the ever- growing list of givers. Bring your contributions to the Globe- Gazette or mail it to: —AP Photofax CUBS FOR CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS? —'This pair of female lion cubs, -posed suggestively in Christmas decoiyare up for sale to-the highest bidders. The Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, present home for the cubs, has had hundreds of requests for the cubs from mothers .who indicated they'd make ideal gifts for their children. Ask LBJ to slate hearings See reaction in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announces Saturday his plan to carve up the Army Reserve and put the leftover pieces in the National Guard. But even before the Pentagon boss' scheduled late morning news conference, protests were heard. For although the purpose of McNamara's session with the press was not disclosed officially, there was no doubt the result would be the effective end of the 300,000-man Organized Army Reserve. Those units which haven't passed McNamara's muster for efficiency, readiness and effectiveness would disappear from the rolls. About half the Army reservists would be shifted to the National Guard, expanding its strength from 400,000 to about 550,000 and making it the sole ready backup for the regular Army's 16 divisions. The other 150,000 reservists would be put in a general military manpower pool of available reservists who could be called up, individually and in an emergency, to bring units up to full strength. This second and more drastic s.treapilining of the Reserve in two years is a sore spot with the Reserve Officers Association (ROA). The association wired Threaten to topple Viet government The shot fell short of its mark nd exploded harmlessly in the ast River Friday. The FBI assigned a sizable a orce to the case. The Central ntelligence Agency and the in- elligence services of the Army, favy and Air Force also re- ortedly were in on the hunt. Police Commissioner Michael 'Murphy assured Mayor Rob rt F. Wagner of an "intense olice department investigation o seek out and apprehend the erpetrators." The mayor re ayed the promise to Adlai Steenson, U.S. ambassador at the U.N. The bazooka firing, which nay have been the work of anti-Castroites, came as a Cu- minister was addressing delegates inside the U.N. Build- ng. An instant later, from a crowd of some 50 anti-Castro pickets in ront of the U.N., a woman brandishing a hunting knife sprang toward the building, bent on assassinating the Cuban minister, Ernesto Guevara. She was subdued by police. Guevara reacted coolly when le learned he had been her target. He said he forgave her, adding: "It is better to be killed by a woman with a knife than by a man with a gun." Four hours after the bazooka shot, two men broke from the picket line and cut the rope on the Russian flagpole, sending the Soviet emblem failing to the ground. The two were arrested. The bazooka was found on a Queens pier, a paper Cuban flag pasted on it. The shell was lobbed about 850 yards before it fell into the water about 100 yards from the Manhattan shore and the U.N. Building. The blast sent up a 15-foot HUNT (Continued en Pag* 2) Christmas Cheer % Globe-Gazette Box 271 300 N. Washington Mason City, Iowa 50402 CHEER FUND GOAI, $3,000.00 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED <17.8!> U.G.L. Club Anonymoui Kar, P»ttr, Danny and mill Renai»inclan Cluk B«l» Sljrma Phi 525 Soulh Avery Sunbeami 4-IJ.. Portland Lively Laniei 4-H H.E.O. Club St. Vincent DC Paol Society, Holy Family Church Marl* Mitchell Club West Haven Dorcai Circle... THE DAY'S TOTAL 5.1)0 1.00 .1.00 5.n» !i.OO .1.00 in.oo 3.00 fll.OO TOTAL TO DATE 47«.83 STILL NEEDED I2.S21.I1 GIVING DAYS LEFT 10 53,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,250 1.000 750 500 250 SAIGON, Vict Nam (AP) — Vietnamese Buddhist leaders embarked Saturday on a weekend of fasting and praying and threatened a renewal of suicides hi their drive to topple the harassed government of Premier Tran Van Huong. Saigon Buddhist headquarters told of a multi-pronged anti- jovernment campaign on the leels of the Huong regime's announcement that more United States aid would be pouring in :o help South Viet Nam's armed forces and economy in the anti- Communist war. These developments markec the end of two weeks of relative calm in the capital and the be ginning of the Buddhist cam paign: 1. Buddhist Monk Thick Tinh Khiet, nominal over-all leader of the Buddhists, and severa ranking aides said they woulc conduct a 48-hour hunger strike 2. Buddhist headquarter opened for a continuous rounc of prayers for the government's overthrow. 3. The main Buddhist schoo in Saigon issued a pamphlet to day condemning British Am bassador Gordon Etherington Smith for his Dec. 3 speech a his home, praising Huong, who was the guest of honor. 4. Monks in Darlac Province 160 miles northeast of Saigon said they were awaiting order from Saigon to begin protes suicides against the governmen uch as the scries of fiery self- acrifices which last year lelped bring down the Ngo Dinh )iem regime. Originally, Buddhist leaders iupported Huong but objected to everal members of his cabinet 3n grounds that they had been affiliated with the Diem regime. Huong refused to reshuffle the cabinet and the Buddhist leaders turned their attacks on Huong himself. They have made t clear they would settle for nothing less than veto power over the appointments of any ranking official in Viet Nam. Vietnamese and American officials say Viet Cong agents have infiltrated the Buddhist groups, seeking to turn nationa rule into chaos. The Buddhist hierarchy, in a letter to U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor, called on t he United States for support in a campaign to oust Huong's regime. But the Huong government Huron air service be eliminated WASHINGTON WV- The Civil Xeronautics Board has ordered Huron, S. D., eliminated from the route of Western Air Lines on Jan. 6. The board said Friday that on that date North Central Airlines will inaugurate service between Huron and Pierre, S. D. Friday issued a communique announcing the American agreement for a step-up in assistance. A proclamation of joint plans hinted the war soon will be extended beyond South Vict Nam's frontiers. North Viet Mam has beer, dispatching recruits and supplies to the Communist Viet Cong by way of trails through eastern Laos. Authoritative American sources in Washington confirmed U.S. commitment to a 10 to 15 per cent hike in aid, but said there were conditions attached. These included a requirement for the Saigon government to step up the recruitment of its armed forces and police. The U.S. aid bill, presently more than $415 million a year, thus would go up to nearly $500 million. This includes economic and military assistance. Fighting in Viet Nam claimed Ihc life of another American Friday. A U.S. Army officer killed in a Viet Cong ambush was the seventh American combat fatality in four days. Four other Americans were wounded. A series of Communist attacks on three district towns in Chuong Thien province, about President Johnson Friday to urge a fuJl investigation and public hearings on the proposal. The plan has implications which "threaten real national danger," the ROA said. In Little Rock, Ark., Ma|. Gen. Maupin Cummings, commander of the 8,000-man 39th National Guard Division, said: "We've been reorganized so often in the last few years that it has hurt morale, hurt recruiting. Our personnel don't know what to think." Capitol Hill isn't apt to taka the action lightly, cither. A roar of protest greeted the cutdown of two years ago. Many members of Congress habitually spring to the defense of the Reserve. And about 82 of them hold Reserve commissions, several as major generals and brigadier generals. Informants on Capitol Hill 100 miles south of Saigon, resulted in heavy Vietnamese casualties. A U.S. spokesman said 30 Vietnamese were killed or wounded at Due Long district alone. said Friday McNamara would rule that key members of tha executive, legislative and judicial arms of government who are in the Ready Reserve must he transferred to the Standby Reserve. At the same time, congressional sources r-eported McNamara would limit the power of the service secretaries to issue travel orders and would place more of that power under his office. This could mean that tha Army, Navy and Air Force secretaries no longer would be able to act on their own and invite congressmen on inspection or other trips. The National Guard, which went through the McNamara wringer under a previous program, doesn't escape entirely under his new project. The expectation was that an order disbanding a total of 21 low-priority divisions would include 15 Guard divisions with present low priority, in addition to six Reserve divisions. Inside The Globe Church news ' Society n*w* £• Clear Lake n«Wf 7 North low* rviws I Sports 9 Newman Surveyor 11 Mas«n City newt 12-13 Editorial* 14 CUnif]«d p>0«f 74-17 Boy arrested for robbery try SIOUX CITY (AP) — An 18- year-old boy who graduated from high school only last spring has been charged with an unsuccessful plot to rob a bank at Holstein, about 43 miles east of here. The youth, Anthony Bcckman of Akron, Iowa, was picked up at Minden, Neb., Friday in a stolen car with his girl friend, Mary Heidcr, also of Akron. Officers said he wa*i carrying a nickle-plated revolver, believed to be the same one with which Richard McCrea, 46, cashier of the Holstein State Bnnk, was held captive in his home last Wednesday night. S ( McCrea was a hostage for 45 minutes before he managed to break out of the house, escaping three bullet shots. He said his captor wanted him to open the bank vault. Hayne A. Thompson, head of the FBI office here, said he filed charges of attempted bank robbery against Beckman, also a charge of interstate transportation of an auto stolen at Akron. The car was recovered when the youth was arrested. His girl companion was turned over to her parents. Thompson said Bcckman will be returned to Sioux City by U.S. marshals in a few days but t*. federal agents will question him further at Minden. The Toy National Bank walk- in office here was robbed of about $5,000 Thursday. Officers said Beckman would be questioned about that. However, tha holdup man at the Sioux City bank was described as appare- ly around 40 years old. Sioux City authorities said Beckman was believed to have been in the Army after graduation but his service status was not known. They said they wanted to question the youth about recent robberies and breakins in tha Sioux City area and at Union County, S.D. I

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