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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 17, 1964
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fir Block party at the U. N. 1 Opinion page A stern and pointed reply ADLAI STEVENSON'S coldly angry words at African critics of the American policy in the Congo were needed to bring balance to the United Nations "debate." Western delegates listened in "shocked disbelief," u New York Herald Tribune story said, "as three African diplomats denounced the Belgian-American rescue mission in (be Oontfo with I he most vituperative lanKua^o ever heard ;il. I he U.N. Security Council . . ." Kxample: Mamadou Ha, foreign minister of Mali, said in part: "They say the whites in Stanleyville worn beinjr held hostage and their lives were in clanKcr. "Rut (he American and H e 1- Kfiin governments have undertaken against the innocent, popn- lalion in Stanleyville and the sur- roiindinK areas one of the most murdei-oua operations sinco the beginning of the ('nngo problem." Kxample: Foreign Minister Charles David (lonao of the former French colony of the Congo (I3rax.- zavillc) said the Americans a n d L'nlgians had caused "(he massacre of thousands of innocent blacks on the pretext of saving the lives of an insignificant number of whiles." No wonder Stevenson lashed them for the injection of "black racism" into the Congo debate and for their use of "irrational, irresponsible, insulting and repugnant; language." No wonder lie warned that Africa would "revert to a primitive sf.afe of anarchy" unless recogni- tion is given to the rights of others. And no wonder Stevenson pointed with pride to- the American-Belgian effort as humanitariaji —and had the testimony of the rescued to validate his claim. Not, all of Africa, by any means, joined in the tirade against the United States. African nations such as Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone pointedly abstained. Nigerian F o r r i g n Minister Warhnku, speaking for I he most populous of the African nations, strongly defended the rescue effort. Slcvfiison n a m e d Algeria, Chana, Sudan, Ktul China, Brazzaville and 'Burundi as nations that have violated II.N. resolutions by supplying military aid to the Congolese rebels. It. is I hcse nations, u o I, the United Stales, that should .stand condemned. The Stevenson reply is reminiscent of the days when Henry Cabol; Lodge fired back at the Kussians after every tirade. II slirred pride in America arid presented its case forcibly to I he world. We have no apologies to make for our Congo rescue mission. We needn't play the palsy for any na- I ion, weak or si rong. We need more stiff-backed Stevenson statements in like silua- I ions. The Chicago boo-birds SOME SHAMKFUl, displays by Chicago Hears "fans" have been exposed lo the television audiences in fbo last conplo of weekends. Kirsl, l.hercs was the snowballing of the, (Ire.e.n Bay 'Packers on the field and their supporters in the stands, with si-ant allcnlion lo Hie game i I self. Then came the disgraceful boning of (itiarlcrhack Rill Wade, last year's hero of Ihe championship Hears and I his year's scapegoat for (lie collar Bears, in the 'Winno- sola Vikings game. Wmle is an outstanding football player, the type of young man thai youngsters could well imihilc. Here is an afhlclo who doesn't drink or smoke and .speaks «(. meetings and from the pulpit for Look out below! The National Itifle Associalion may f.-ike. cxceplion, bill almost everybody else would agree thai (he •.•"iislilutiuna'l right to bear arms doesn't neces.stirilv extend to home-made bazookas. When you tell « .supposedly funny story, liinke it brief. If yuii sirotdi it oul you give the listener lime lo think of a worse ono lo lell u>u. Any youngster who can raise eiunu:h money on his own to go to cnllcfic. these days wouldn't seem (o need much more in the way of education. You'd bear as much about golden weddings as you do about divorces if there was scandal connected uilh them. Kven if you are on the right (rack you are likely lo be run nver if vou just .sit (here. Menu-, to moiorisl.s; This I'luislmas believe in Safely Clause*. I he (Ihrisfian way of life. David Oondon, a Chicago Tribune sporls columnist, wrath fully took on Ihe boo-birds with words such as these: "Only the cowardly and ignorant boo with maliqe. "The front-runners who lead Ihe cheers in victory shrink from defeat us whelps. Like the cowards, they suffer each reverse a Ihoiisand times, and succumb with the coward's whine: 'Moo!!'" The real fan is the person who is h'OR a | earn or an athlete, .sharing bolli glory and disappointment. And Kd Schwei/.er, (he Luther foolbal] coach, had (lie right definition for a sportsman in a speech here reccnlly: "lie's one who wants to win, bul cares HOW lie wins." Pros and cons Some interesting pointi of view gleaned from our exchanges Thoio "too slow" driven Charles Cily Tress: The most dangerous drivers on Hie highway are those whu go loo slow for the normal flow of traffic. The nice old man making n trip into town nl n "safe" 45 miles nn hour probably i.s causing a do/en cars lo pass him. often encouraging them to lake chances they would not ordinarily make. Rescuing the poor politician Minneapolis Star: California Demo- crals are feuding over which home Male polilician gets the tnsl chance lo an- nounre local anlipoverly projects. And wo thought the aim was lo help I lie con- stituonts. Northwood's attitude on tin »irport Northwood Anchor: The Norlhwood City Council i.s lo he commended for the interest shown in the local airport and should he urged to further improve e\facilities and add new onc.s. GLOBE-GAZETTE A LEK NKWSI'Al'EH Kiucrt Kvrry Week n»y hy |h« I.KK KNTEnrnisE.s, INC SOO N. Wanhlnglun „,„ O3 .^ 70 Scrond ClB.i Po.lage r A |rt ,1 M, 10n city< Jrm-i I.KK r. I.OOMIS I'uhhshrr I92S-1MJ n\y v HORICK HOBKIIT H. SPIKKKL, IIONN K. WHITI: •nion .). .IKNSICN KKN K. HKIlCi KKNNKTU W. CARRY .'..'. MAUUrO STAfKrfOUSK I. W. mi.USTUOM C. .). KfifiKHT REUBKN W SWEII1.A '.'.'.' Publisher Keillor • A\v(. Hnv MKI. MacinRtnc l%(litnr . Amm-lnl!- Keillor .. llpl. Adv. MBI. • Nm. Adv. Miir. . Clrrnlatlon Mgr. <-'onni, n m , .Supl, Snpt. aiff^^ Thursday - u^~ Dec . i;^ 1944 MEMFiRR ASSOCIATKH I'UKSS whu-h !« <-t- cliulvcly entitled lo line Inr republirmion of nil local ncwH printed In Ihlt ncwupajiri m well «i all AP news dlipatche». SUBSCRIPTION RATKS <Dy Carrier) Ona yrar ... $20 nn On* week 40 OuUlde Meson City and Clear I.»ke but Wllhln 100 Mlle« of Mu«nn City. (North Inw« Edition) By mall 1 year IH.(K) By mall t montni . T &0 OuUlda 1DO Mile /on* TNorth Iowa Kdllton) ' Urges reduction in number of judges By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Prtss Writer DES MOINES (IDPA) — The legislative court study commission is recommending that consideration be given to reducing the number of district court judges and judicial districts. .The commission is cognizant that any major change may be of a premanent nature and therefore is requesting an additional two years to explain the proposition to interested groups. The legislative court study commission is of the opinion that the number of district court judges might be cut from 75 lo 65 and that the number of judicial districts might be trimmed from 21 to 10. "District lines have not been substantially changed for 100 years and any lines now drawn will probably. be as permanent. It is therefore important that it be as nearly perfect as nos- sible," said Iowa Supreme Court Justice William Stuart, chairman o£ the legislative court study commission. Present boundaries were established when transportation and communication posed problems which do not exist today. Population shifts that have taken place on a state-wide basis have resulted in a disruption of the balance from the standpoint of the volume of serv- IDPA's Weber ices provided by the district courts. The legislative court study commission likened the situation to reapportioning the Iowa Legislature. "The problems involved in drawing specific district lines are similar to those encountered in legislative reapportionment," Judge Stuart observed. The commission is of the opinion that larger districts afford more flexibility in administration. It is proposing that the chief of the Iowa Supreme Court be given the authority by the legislature to select a "managing judge" in each district who LBJ guards against new scandal By ROSCOE DRUMMOND WASHINGTON — There an: .special reasons why ('resident .Johnson will need to take extraordinary measures lo keep iiis administration free from the laint — even the suspicion —• of scandal. It did not lake the tragedy of a Waller Jenkins or Ihe mossiness of the Hi I lie Sol Kslcs case or Ihe Bobby Baker cover- up lo persuade Lyndon Johnson that he wants lo keep his lorm of office unsullied. No President wants it otherwise. Obviously President Johnson tloes not want corruption to stain iiis rule. !lis fierce prido in himself and in his election should guarantee that; his political sophistication should keep him alert lo Ihe dangers of how corruption can creep and climb in government until ii is loo late lo prevent it. Hut the candid (|iie.stion which must be asked and which, I suspect, Johnson is wisely asking himself is: What extra protections and precautions can the President take to avert corruption within the government? It isn't easy to keep scandal from the door of a government which has 2,320,000 employes. President Harding did not will the Teapot Dome scandals, hut he was sold out by false friends in his administration. President Truman was horrified at the Justice Department income tax fixes, which reached as high as an assistant attorney general, but this corruption was poisoning the bureaucracy before Mr. Truman ever knew what was up. There are three reasons why President Johnson has to watch his administration like a hawk. One reason is that, despite the fact that the ethical standards of politics are as high as those Investor's Guide Widow needs some advice By SAM SHULSKY Aullinr, "Rtnok Ru^lnf Glildft" and "Investment far Retirement" Q. I am a widow, 70 years "young," living on Social Security and dividends from AT & T, Texaco, Con. Edison. 1 have $4fX) lo invest now and have been thinking of Waukesha Motors or one of the tobacco .slocks. Do they belong on my list? Also, what months do they pay dividends? I gel nothing for the fiuarlers beginning with November. A. VVnukeslta Motor is a fair <|iinlity (M plus) income slock yielding a generous return around 5 per cenl. It lias JHI un- lirokcn dividend record goiny back -12 years. 11 pays a (|u:irler- ly dividend of .SO cents, the lasl ono having been paid Oct. 1 which would miss your schedule by a full month. The lobnceos, in general, arc mo.slly good quality anil nen- crou.s dividend payers, hut American Tobacco, K .1. Key ?ioldx, Ufigclt it Meyers p.'iy in September and l.orillard and I'hilip Morris in October. Von seem In In- preti> "savvy" iihnul what you're dning. so I don 1 want to question your insistence on a November dividend. Hill since you have free funds for investment I would assume you are not restricted too closely to a monthly dividend check. However, I could very easily be "all \vol." If I nin, here are a few November, February, May and August dividend payers: lioslon K d i s o n. California \Vntcr, N.Y. Slate Kleclric, Caterpillar, American Bunk, PeppereM, Hartford Kleihic Light. I'm sure your broker who certainly lias done well for you so far — can easily supply more. Q. I am a widow, raising Iwo children by working as a teacher. My oldest child will enter college in Iwo years. I have $80 a month to invest in .some safe investment, which will show a good profit within a two-year period. A. Trying lo pick a slock which will show you a profit by the start of college in l!)l>l> is far loo risky a venture. Kor all I know wo may be in a market .slump when you have to sell out l:i raise tuition money. The savings bank is your only safe answer. Q. I reccnlly invested $10,000 in a mutual fund and pot a check for S.Sfl a month. The salesman told me that my $10,1100 would remain for my estate. I am in my late 70s, However, I notice that I seem lo have fewer shares with every check. Can they confiscate all my $10,000 if 1 pass away? A. A $50 monthly withdrawal from $10,000 invested i" most mutual funds will work out fair- Sam ' Shu I sky ly well, if a person starts the withdrawals in his mid-60s or thereafter. Your share total might drop a bit from time to time, since shares are sold to get you that $50. The share account is rebuilt by quarterly dividend reinvestment and, once a year, by reinvestment of capital gains. Between those payments there might be a slight drop in number of shares. However, actuarially speaking, the plan seems reasonable. The fund confiscates nothing. That account is yours, part of your property, which you can pass on to heirs, although there is no way to guaranty its market value from one year to the next. • Q. A fund salesman showed me that if I had put $10,000 into his fund ($9,150 after commissions) in 1953, I could have drawn $75 a month for 10 years and still show a profit in the account. A. Now all you have to do is turn back the calendar and invest your money at 1953 prices. That's a bit like going tobogganing on last year's snow. To Your Health Safety in TB sanitarium By DR. JOSEPH MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: My husband is a painter who work* in a tuberculosis sanitarium. He is afraid he will catch TB there and give it to our baby. Is there any danger? — E.L.C. There's virtually no danger, Kirsl. (lose and relatively prolonged contact is necessary to transmit the disease in most cases. Second, in the sanitariums vvilh which I am familiar, and Ihis includes a number of tliem, employes actually are safer lhan the average citi/.en. because it is the practice lo see Hint everyone has regular chest N rays and patients have been instructed to muffle their couyhs. I've known skilled craftsmen i including painters) who have worked in such sanitariums for 20 and 30 years in perfect safety so far as TB goes. • Dear Dr. Molner: li the cardiogram the only test in finding damage to Hie heart? —S.M.F. j\'o. The electrocardiogram gives an accurate account of Dr. J. G. Molner irregular rhythm if present. It also can tell which coronary artery (anterior or posterior) is Ona yenr Six monthj 16.50 t Remember? 10 years ago ('. K. Hnrnos, Carncr, was prosi-nlrd with a plaque by A. M. S. Mor^in. rhcv- rolol Motor Company, Ors Muirirs, fur having served Ihe (;arnrr community fill- over 25 years ns a Clievrolrt doalrr in the same place of business. 20 years ago I.I. Delouris l.;iymnn of Ihe Marinr Corps women's reserve will be homr to spend Christmas wi(h her mother Mrs. M. A, Layman, before her transfer frnm I'arris Island. S.C., lo duty on the west coast. 30 years ago Paul Hey i.s thr Mason Cily Hi^li School Mnsonian photographer. Ilr hart experience last summer as a photographer for an Urbana newspaper and wax at the srenc of the California cai'thquako in 10:1:1. 40 years ago The Chamber of Commerce Glee CUib, under ihc direction of Harry R. Kreler, will cive the opening concert of the season tomorrow nifjhl at the Evangelical Church at Mnnly. i They'll Do It Every Time TOP ^!\:-LP ^S *:•-* J i fit ARK\\'£S AT W; PLANT 'AS UP—I GOT STUf K IM TRAFFIC t'UITO-l 8URMEP LIT YOLIM6 I go. TREEMOSS VVMO ! DRIVES A 1464 not providing enough circulation to the heart muscle. If a coronary attack has occurred, it will tell which part of the muscle has been affected. But the stethoscope remains a very_ important instrument, to detect' murmurs (which may indicate valve damage) and certain types of congenital heart disease. X-rays detect heart enlargement and sometimes other conditions. Special tests, involving catheterization, are used in ascertaining the precise nature and extent of some kinds of heart damage. • Dear Dr. Molner: I had surgery over a year ago for a tubal pregnancy, and the scar itches constantly. Is there anything to be done for it? It is driving me mad. It looks terrible and is raiced, wid* and very red. — Mr*. M.M. Itching is a form of pain, and sometimes more unnerving than sharper pain. It is not too uncommon as scar tissue becomes gradually firmer, but it may, as well, indicate continuing irritation of some sort — mild infection, or bits of suture material under the skin which have not worked their way free.. Your description raises the question of whether a keloid is forming, this is, an overgrowth of the scar tissue. A keloid is not dangerous but it can be annoying. Have your surgeon examine the scar. • Dear Dr. Molner: My daughter is 21. The outer layer of skin of her lower lip is always p**lir>g off. Whit could c»ut« this? — Mrs. C. S. Does she have a habit of biting her lip? You might well consider also the possibility of an allergy to lipstick. • D««r Dr. Molrnr: Can pron« |uict b« thu C«UM of having •rlhrih'i pain? — B.D. No. of other professions, politicians are especially suspect in the public mind. This suspicion is bound to 'make Johnson's problem more acute because of his own bigger-than-life image as a maneuvering politician — a valuable asset but a public relations liability. Further, the President has inherited some scandals and they were so exploited in the campaign that he will have to take added care to keep the administration guarded against corruption and, like Caesar's wife, against suspicion itself. The third circumstance which confronts Johnson is the effect of the Bobby Baker cover-up, which makes it doubly crucial that the administration avert anything which even looks like scandal. The Democrats will acutely regret that they ever snuffed out — on the eve of the campaign — the Rules Committee inquiry into Baker's grievous misuse of his position as secretary of the Senate majority. The Democrats must have thought they were making things cozy for the oncoming election. They assured the country that the investigation was completed and satisfactory. It proved to be embarrassingly incomplete and unsatisfactory. It has had to be reopened and now everything new that comes out — about contract kickbacks and lobbyists' payoffs for legislative favors — raises the questions: Why didn't this come out before? How can the Bobby Baker investigation be trusted in December when it couldn't be trusted in August? The aroma from this feeble non-investigation will hurt the Democrats and the President for a long time. Inevitably it adds layers of suspicion in the public mind and makes it incumbent- upon Johnson to demonstrate that such suspicions are unjustified. I have no doubt that he has the will and the force to do so. To SALVATION ARMY—for its persistent, annual effort to raise funds to carry out its local Christmas work. This is a valued service that too often is taken for granted hy the citizenry. would be responsible for coordinating the work of the district. Another recommendation is district court sessions of one or more day's duration at intervals sufficient to transact preliminary court proceedings, including juvenile and probate cases. These court sessions would operate frequently on a fixed and stated schedule so that the dockets and juvenile cases would be maintained on a current basis. The court study commission has worked out a formula for apportioning the number of judges in each district. The formula: . , Population to be weighted 50 % "Total filed casss" to be weighted 25 % Civil and criminal filed cases to be weighted 1214% "Total tried" cases to be weighted 12V4% On the basis of the existing districts and 75 judges, the seven-year average for "total cases filed" per judge ranges" from 927 to 450; the state average is 705. The state average of "total cases tried" per 1,000 population is 1.8, with the dis- - trict range from 3.9 to 0.7. Under the court study commission's proposal the reduction in judgcships would not ba abrupt. A judgeship would be abolished only when a vacancy occurs. A number of district court judges will be reaching the mandatory retirement aga of 75 in the next decade. Judge Stuart noted that ths report was not completed until December, and that judges and. lawyers have not had sufficient time to study the proposition. "What seems to us (commission) to be the best solution theoretically may have many defects in its practical application. Only by explaining nur intentions to interested groups and receiving their advice and comments can we be sure that it is practical," Stuart declared. The legislative court study commission's report does contain one example of possible realignment of 10 judicial districts. Here's the proposal: District 1 — population of 161,. 600; four judges; Washington, Louisa, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Van Buren and Lee counties. 2 — population of 237,700; six judges; Jasper, Poweshiek, Mar-. ion, Mahaska, Keokuk, Lucas, Clarke, Monroe, Wapello, Davis, Appanoose, Wayne and Decatur counties. 3 — population of 243,400; fiva judges; Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Taylor, Page and Fremont counties. •,4.— population of 356,900; 10 judges; Guthrie, Dallas, Polk, Adair, Madison and Warren counties. 5—population of 236,300; six judges; Lyon, Oseeola, Sioux, O'Brien, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury arid Monona counties. 6 — population at 233,800; fiva judges; Dickinson, Emmet Kossuth, Clay, Palo Alto, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Crawford, Carroll and Greene counties. 7 — population of 357,500; eight judges; Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell, Hancock, Cerro Gordo Floyd, Wright, Franklin, Butler' Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Boone and Story counties. 8 — population of 297,300; six judges; Marshall, Tama, Benton, Linn, Iowa and Johnson counties. 9 — population of 269,900; seven judges; Jones, Jackson, Cedar, Clinton, Scott and Muscatine counties. 10 — population 387,500; eight judges; Howard, Winneshiek, AHamakee, Chickasaw, Bremcr, Fayette, Clayton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware and Dubuque counties. Try and Stop Me .. by Cerf OX) HEAR HAWAII'S Senator Hiram Fong teU it, his an- J- cestors overlooked an opportunity lo discover the Hawaiian Islands before the Englishman, Captain Cook. A Chinese ship sighted the Islands, but the skipper viewed grass-skirted native lasses gyrating through his telescope and told his crew, "There's no use stopping here. The laundry business would be negligible." • * • . A somewhat different cook book is Gilbert and Laager's "Moose Mousse, 1 ' •which gives the recipes for eiich tasty novelties as Beared roebuck, gnu's knees, chicken-flavored brownies—• and phoenix souffl£. For the Jatter you have only to plucfe * phoenix and roost over a. charcoal fire until nothing remain* but the ashes. The phoenix souffle then rises again, • * * RIDDI^-DE-DKK: Q. What insect goes "Zub, zub, zub?" A. A bee flying backwards. Q. What is red, has bumps, and Hrea on the prairie? A. The lone rasbcrry. Q. What do they call a friendly femalo elephant? A. A half-ten pickup.

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