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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 14, 1964
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Poisons on your beefsteak You may not | even know if- By DAVID HOFFMAN New York Herald Tribun* News Service WASHINGTON-The succulent steak that dents your budget may have been punctured by a scientist's hypodermic and infused with experimental vaccines, untried worm poisons or other chemicals. As federal money quickens the pace of clinical research, more meat from experimental herds is finding its way to the dinner table. At the supermarket, cuts of laboratory meat are indistinguishable from the "farm-frejsh" variety. They come in identical wrappers and carry the same federal stamps. Should the government force meat packers and grocery stores to label the beef, lamb, pork and veal that, is cut from the carcasses of "guinea pig" animals? Or, do adequate safeguards already exist to protect the public from contaminated meat? If so, why alarm American meat- eaters? Across the nation, pastures owned by colleges of agricul ture, federal and state experi mental stations and big drug laboratories support herds of experimental, four-legged animals. Some are subjected to potentially dangerous tests: Sprayed with poisonous pesticides, fed drugs with radioactive tracers, innoc- ulated with experimental serums. Others in the same herd may be used less violently—to test novel diets, or hormones that could increase fertility, or protein nutrients that could stimulate growth. As matters now stand, the owner of experimental animals decides whether to butcher them for sale in the market place, there to recoup a portion of his food and drug expenses. But this does not mean the owner's decision is irreversible. All meat sold legally in interstate commence is inspected by the Department of Agriculture. Department inspectors examine every animal on the day it- is destined to die. Then, after the slaughtering, they examine glands, organs, tissues and every area of "probable abnormality." In fiscal 1963, when cattle growers brought a herd of 21 million animals to U.S. slaughterhouses, federal inspectors "condemned" 61,000 of them as unfit for human consumption. Now, the Agriculture Depart ment would erect an additional safeguard. Early next year, the depart ment is expected to rule that animals sprayed, fed or innocu lated with experimental substances cannot be slaughtered for the dinner table. That is, unless written permission is granted first by the department's meat inspection division, "The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors" Home Edition VOL. 104 MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, DECEMBER H, 1944 tlOc » copy)—This Paper ConslsU at Two SecUons—SecUon On« AuoeUUd Freu Full I*ue WiTM No. 264 V rights aw upheld Defense claims Hotia did not get fair trial PLENTY OF CARROT Nine-month-old which would satisfy itself that the drug had not caused an "unwholesome condition" in any edible part of the animal. But those who oppose the sale of unlabeled, experimental meat assert that even this rule does not go far enough. They point out that animals raised, slaughtered and butchered within the boundaries of a single state account for about 20 per cent of the meat consumed by Americans. These cuts get no federal inspection. And state inspection regulations range in sophistication from those of New York and California, which copied the federal rules and enacted them, to those of several southern states, which follow an "eat at your own risk" policy. Advocates of destroying experimental animals, or reserving their meat for pet food, question whether anyone—even a veterinarian—can identify a carcass contaminated by a strange drug without performing special tests on it. They would require such tests to insure that no harmful, chemical residue remains in the meat. As "Health Bulletin," a medical trade weekly, editorialized recently: "A country as rich as ours doesn't have to palm off test animals on people as farm- fresh meat. There ought to be a law requiring that such 7ood' be labeled for what it really Adj. Gen. Junior Miller said Monday he believes about 3,000 Iowa Army reservists will be --- og Lamonte Broom, son of Mr, and Mrs. William Broom, Ularkston, Wash., has been eating carrots — cooked o± course— since he was six weeks old. Now it appears he'll continue for a while. A stranger, displaying- this home-grown, four-pound foot-long monster in a Clarkston restaurant, gave it to Roger's mom when she explained how much her son liked carrots jtoger seems overcome with the acquisition Iowa reservists to go into Guard DES MOINES (AP) — State {See story Page 14 absorbed by the Iowa National Guard under federal plans to eliminate reserve units. Miller said the transfer will not take place until after Reserve and Guard units attend Shopping days till Christmas two-week summer drill in 1965 as separate organizations. "We do not want an upheaval before our summer field training," Miller told newsmen.. He said the change in organization probably will be made sometime between the fall of 1965 and the spring of 1966. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announced last Saturday in Washington a plan to eliminate all Army Reserve units and assimilate some of the reservists into the National Guard. Miller attended a briefing on the plans in Washington. Specific details of the reorganization have not been completed, Miller said, but he added he believes that the Iowa Guard, which now has about 7,800 men, will be increased by about 40 units composed of 3,000 reservists. "With this increase, it would RESERVES (Continued on Page 1) Attorney argues for his appeal CINCINNATI Iff) — A defense attorney declared in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Monday that Internationa Teamsters President James R Hoffa did not get a fair trial when he was convicted in U.S. District Court at Chattanooga. Tenn., last March on a charge of jury tampering. Arguing for Hoffa and three Jther defendants in their appeal from the convictions, Morris Shenker of St. Louis, said: "I have never seen a trial in which so many roadblocks were placed in the way of a defendant in his effort to defend himself." He also called the trial court's instructions to the jury "completely disjointed." "It was impossible for the jurors to follow the instruc tions," Shenker said. "The in srtuction tended to confuse and did not make for a fair trial." Earlier, Shenker argued there would have been no jury tam pering case against Hoffa ex cept for the testimony of Ed ward G. Partin of Baton Rouge La., a former teamster of ficial. Shenker claimed the tria court erred in admitting Par tin's testimony. Hoffa and the other three were convicted last March 5 in connection with alleged efforts to rig a jury at a previous trial in Nashville, Tenn., of Hoffa on conspiracy charges. Spectators, including Hoffa himself and Ewing King, former iiead of Nashville Teamsters Local 327 and another defendant, packed the courtroom for Monday's arguments. The three judges — Shackei- ford Miller Jr., Paul C. Weick HOFFA (Continued on Page 2) $3,000 is. Sounding a note of reassurance, one doctor .high in Agriculture's Meat Inspection Division said he was not aware of a single case involving a person who became ill from eating meat poisoned by an experimental drug. But how would doctors diagnose the cause of such an ail ment? North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and much colder Monday night with locally mar cold wave conditions «xtr«me tast, lows xero to I btlew. Mostly fair, continued cold Tuesday, highs 15-7,3. (Weather Details on Paoo 2) it's official: Vermont goes Democratic for the 1st time WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Monday voted for a Democratic president for the first time in its 173-year history. Georgia was voting Republican for the first time in its own history. The presidential electors across the nation, meeting Monday, will make official the elections of Lyndon B. Johnson as president and Hubert H. Humphrey as vice president. The three Vermont electors were pledged to vote for President Johnson, who on Nov. 3 became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state. ' Sen. Barry Goldwater was the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Georgia. If the 538 electors do the expected, and follow the instructions given them Nov. 3 by some 70 million voters, Johnson and Humphrey will each def-at their Republican opponinU, Sen, Barry Goldwater and Rep. Wil liam E. Miller, by margins of 486 to 52. The reason: there are 486 Democratic electors and 52 Republican ones. The Democratic electors come from the 44 states and the District of Columbia, in, which the Johnson-Humphrey ticket polled the most votes on Nov. 3. The electors meet and vote in the 50 state capitals and in the District of Columbia. The votes will be mailed to Washington where on Jan. 6 a joint session of Congress will count them and proclaim the winners. Johnson and Humphrey were victorious because they won states whose electoral votes totaled more than half of the 538- member Electoral College, not because, of their popular-vote majority — according to unofficial and incomplete figures — of 43,627,694 to 27,174,898. The Constitution grants to the was granted three votes by the 23rd of senators and representatives, and the candidate getting the most votes in each state wins all of (he state's electoral votes. The District of Columbia, in addition, electoral __ ..._ „ Amendment to the Constitution which gave residents of the nation's capital the vote in a presidential election this year for the first time. Actually, in order to win a majority of electoral votes — this year, 270 — a candidate only had to win the 11 largest states and the District of Columbia. Three victorious candidates — John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison — won elections even though they received fewer popular votes than their chief opponents. States the case for Cheer Fund T HE Christmas Cheer Fund is dependent upon persons from all walks of life and busi nesses large and small in meet ng its goal of $3,000. One of the cornerstones of the campaign is the First National Bank, which .his year has sent along a check 'or an imposing $250. Harold M. Walton, assistant vice president, in an accompanying letter stated the case wel! for both the reason of the Cheer Fund drive and his company's long-standing interest in t: "We at First National Bank eel that an annual contribution o the Christmas Cheer Fund can best express our desire of iclping those, particularly at his time of the year, who otherwise would not share the bless- ngs some of us enjoy throughout the year. Retaliation move U. S. ousts 3 Russians WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Monday ordered the ouster of three Soviet embassy military attaches in retaliation for restrictions Russia imposed on three American attaches in Moscow. A spokesman said (he three Soviet officers had been de- :lared^ personally unacceptable icre "for activities incompatible with their diplomatic status." The spokesman declined to say what activities the three were accused of. When he was asked whether here was a connection between the order for their departure and the withdrawal of the Grechanin and Col. V. Udalov. —^^ \JU I VliV, J ^O I , ... ~ •T»t.«IU».MWl-ll \J1 IJI^s 'We are confident Mason City American attaches from Mos- electors the power to elect the — ~ „ b president. Each state has a days remaining for you to join again will respond to the appeal and meet the goal." An attitude such as this has )een the rule in the 39 previous Cheer Fund campaigns, none of which fell short ol meeting all the objectives set out for them. Monday's list of givers re- fleets the entire community's concern for its needy. And we cannot underestimate the value of the smaller gifts that make up the bulk of the donations There is no such thing as "too small" a gift. There are only nine giving he suggested "draw your own placements in Moscow and conclusions." [Washington presumably would Bring your gift to the Globe- jazette or mail it to: CHRISTMAS CHEER % Gfob«-G«zette Box 271 Mason City, Iowa 50402 CHEER FUND GOAT. . S3 IHK) (Ml PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Jl?M Jamei B. Manler .. * nn Marie Mmhler '.'"."" ion Mr. and Mr». I.. A. Dar »' OH Tim an* Mike Blull •?'«<, Pint National Bank ;;£'(»!! Anonymoui ,., I'M Chautiuqua Club ...'.'..'.'.','.',' X'M Llndj. Paltjr anil Mike of Thompion A Sheffield Friend ... Rick. Jean and Ron Erenlnr Pa»Ume Club From L. J Da»ld Patrick Family' ' Mn. Wlllard Rreirater Amalgamated Clolht** Workera of America, Local SUM THE DAV8 TOTAL TOTAL TO OATH 3.M 1.M 5.M NEEDF.O GIVING DAYS LKfT cow, announced earlier Monday, The three Red military men who are to leave the United States as soon as possible were named by the State Department as General-Major Vasiliy V. V. Zadvinski, Col. Vladimir P. Alcksandr The Rcncral is _ _. tache. The two colonels are assistant attaches. Richard H. Davis, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, called in the Soviet embassy counselor, Alexander I. Zinchuk, and formally notified him that the military attaches here were being declared unacceptable. State Department presi officer Robert J. McCloskey, announcing the action, said that new attaches sent later as re- be free of the restrictions which have operated against the men being ousted. The three Soviet military at laches have been restricted to Washington. Baby snatcher throws victims into icy lake LONDON i^i — Scotland Yard ordered special patrols to St. James' Park Monday to protect children from a snatcher who throws his victims into a lake. The park is just across the road from Buckingham Palace. Detectives said that in the hahv kuun ana uie moiei S J • , ri ; torncy appealed to the court. the army at-| pasl weck five children have loncls are as- bccn Pitched into the lake. All were fished out safely, and the attacker — a man iti iiis early 20s — ran off in the confusion. SAME DATE—l?6:i—652 36 crash victims Training for activity outside Viet border SAIGON, South Viet NamfNang airport, 90 miles south of (AP) — Two Americans and 36 Vietnamese soldiers killed in the crash of a paratroop transport plane are reliably reported to have been training for operations against the Communists outside South Viet Nam. The two American deaths and that of another U.S. serviceman in a ground action against the Viet Cong Sunday brought to 236 the number of Americans killed in combat in South Viet Nam since December 1961. Another U.S. serviceman was ^resumed drowned when he disappeared Sunday while crossing a river near the Laotian border. It was not known whether he was taking part in a combat operation. The C123 paratroop plane crashed into a mountain Friday nif{ht after taking off from Da Communist North Viet Nam. The crash was kept secret for two days. U.S. officials identified the dead Americans as Maj. Woodrow W. Vadcn of Clarksville, Tenn., and Sfit. l.C Dominick Sansonc of Wolcott, Conn. The officials would make no comment on the crash. However, highly reliable sources said the troops were training for commando action outside Viet Nam, presumably in North Viet Nam or against Viet Cong supply trails through neighboring Laos. The flight had a number of unusual aspects. The Americans, who were Special Forces advisers, and 30 Vietnamese Special Forces troops were wearing paraclnites for x night jump, an unusual operation in the anti-guerrilla warfare here. The plane carried a crew of six instead of the usual three, and the additional three were all radio navigators, suggesting a flight over enemy territory. In addition, Vietnamese pilots were flying the plane. U.S. airmen normally fly C123s in South Viet Nam. The American enlisted man killed in ground action was with an armored column that was attacked 25 miles south of the North Vietnamese border. A U.S. spokesman said 11 Vietnamese soldiers were killed in the engagement. 39 were wounded and 17 Viet Cong bodies were found. Four Viet Cong terrorists mined an American officers' barracks at Thu Dan Mot, IE miles north of Saigon, before dawn Monday, wounding four American officers and killing a Vietnamese passerby. Supreme Court approval Accommodation section ruling WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously up- icld Monday the heart of the 1964 Civil Rights Act—the public accommodations section. It also r'uleci that the act requires ' dismissal of charges made against civil rights sit-in demonstrators before the act was passed. Justice Tom C. Clark wrote the main opinions in all three cases. All the other justices joined him in the public accommodations decision, but the vote on the sit-in prosecutions was 5 .o 4 with a heated dissent by Hugo L. Black. In the first test of the controversial accommodations provision to come before the tribunal, he Supreme Court ruled that 'Congress possessed ample power" to enact the legislation under its authority to regulate interstate commerce. The provision prohibits discrimination in such places as hotels, motels, theaters and restaurants. Many of the Civil Rights Act's critics had questioned the constitutionality of the public accommodations section. The court dealt Monday with two challenges of the section- one from Atlanta and a second from Birmingham. In writing the opinion in the case brought up by an Atlanta motel, Justice Clark said Congress' commerce power under :he constitution was sufficient foundation for Monday's ruling. The Heart of Atlanta Motel had filed suit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to block enforcement of the act within two hours after it had been signed into law by President Johnson last July 2. The section was upheld in district court and the motel's at- Moreton Roiteston Jr., Atlanta attorney and official of the motel, handled the motel's suit. 0 I I i e McClung Sr., whosa Birmingham restaurant was involved, said: "I'm shocked over this decision." "It seems to me that the own. er,ship and use of private property is basic to the American way of life," McClung said. Anti-freeze drink kills Osage boy OSAGE—Timothy J. Baldwin. 20-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Baldwin, Osage. (Hod Monday at a Mason City hospital as the result of swallowing anti-frecze. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death. The anti-frec/c was on the back porch of the Baldwin homo. Apparently he drank some while playing there Sunday afternoon with his six brothers and sisters. The boy was taken to Osage hospital Sunday evening and then was transferred to Mason City. Funeral services are pending at the Champion Funeral Home, Osage. Inside The Globe SUPER VALU to build a store in Mason City . . . Page 19. HOLIDAY MOTOR Lodge stock sale starts .. .Page 6. Editorials 4 Clear Lake n*ws ...'.....4-7 Norih Iowa rx»w» | S««iety news ll-lJ-ij Sjwrts n*ws 15.^4 Bowlina page ] 7 Mason City new* if-l» Ctmtes 22 .* i i .i

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