Thursday, November 26, 1959

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for HOME EDITION VOL n The Newspaper That Makes All North lowons Neighbors AMoelated Fun Uu Win MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER M W5f C7e Paper Connrt of On 41 1960 will be crazy year Already theyve set aside 61 special months By FRANK ELEAZER WASHINGTON UPI New Years Eve as you may comes Dec 31 I dont believe anyone has yet designated Jan 1 as national aspirin day How ever silent record week arrives with the new year and its spon sors expect us to dedicate the period to a stereophonic quiet With this helpful start we open what looks like the longest year in history In 1960 weve got 6 special months to celebrate plus 180 weeks and no telling how many days Six months will be devoted to bread eating alone We are asked to spend 30 days downing white wheat rye raisin pro tein and buttermilk loaves re spectively Somehow we are ex pected also to observe weight watchers week Feb NATIONAL MUTEYoyr Muf fler Month comes twice next year in June and September Mufflers just dont last like they used to I guess National Noise AbateWeek is April 39 Jan 39 is SaveThePun Week By save I assume they iriean put it away for a while The professional gag writers who seem to be sponsoring this one also are backing National Laugh Week April 19 National Humor Week June 2128 and National PassTheLaugh Oct 1622 There is some feel ing that these boys need all the help we can give them May which is National Tav ern Month we will devote to the proposition that the tav ern is the friendliest place in Wine Week is Oct 815 Temperance Days for the year fall on Feb 14 June 12 Aug 21 and Nov 27 CHASES CALENDAR which keeps track of such things has just published its 1960 listing of special days weeks and and its pretty near twice as thick as the 1959 version January has been designated BreakACold Month This no doubt is in tribute to some of the amazing new drugs with which the old sevenday respira tory ailment can sometimes be cured in a month if there arent any complications like boils Large Economy Size Week starts Jan 4 and as might have been expected runs through Jan 16 November is a big month next King of DJs gets subpoena NEW YORK Disc jockey Alan Freed has been subpoenaed to appear Monday before a grand jury prob ing payola in the radio and television industry The rock roll platter king hunted by detectives all day Wednesday after he failed to show up at the district attorneys office was located shortly after he finished his Big Beat record TV show Asked why he failed to show up at the district office Freed told newsmen I will not volunteer for anybody My grandmother once told me BLESS THIS HOUSE A typical American family around a typical dinner table on a typical Thanksgiving This describes Mr and Mrs Ken Kalahar 950 6th S and their children Suzan GlobeGazette photo by Jo Moore Ken and baby Jon They take time out before their holiday feasting to give thanks for the bountiful blessings bestowed on them during the year New space race setback Body of diplomat found FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES NEW YORK A bodyjidenti fied as that of Jensen former Danish diplo mat who was fifed from his United Nations job for refusing to name participants in the Hungarian antiCommunist re 338th Thanksgiving finds cranberries on many tables Accident toll mounting volt was found Thursday in a park in Queens Police said there was a gun near the body and the face had been smashed Homicide de tectives were assigned to the By United International Tha nations 338th Thanks giving brought American fami lies together for feasting and prayer with cranberries on many tables and the dangers of holiday travel lurking in the background The Thanksgiving f t e founded in 1621 by the Pilgrim Fathers of Plymouth was climaxed in traditional fashion around the dinner table groaning under turkey and all the trimmings But for some the annual trek to the old home town would end in death Figures at 11 showed 41 per killed in highway acci case but it was not known im mediately whether he had been slain or committed suicide BANG JENSEN vanished Monday and had been the ob ject of a 17state missing per sons alarm He was last seen when he left his home in Lake Success for work at a year with 14 special weeks job with CARE where he was weve got to observe National Indigestion Week for instance follows Thanksgiving Day which comes on Nov 24 sons dents and 2 dead in fires for a total of 43 The National Safety Council did not estimate a national traffic death toll for the 30 hour holiday from 6 cal time Wednesday night to midnight Thursday But the council said the average traf fie toll for a 30hour period at this time of year is 90 and pre dicted the Thanksgiving cas ualty count would go little higher than that since the turkey day holiday is not a time for drinking parties and one for the road drivers President Eisenhower ob served a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional family tur key dinner at the White House and a little work on speeches for his forthcoming good will trip toEurope and Asia The President and the First Lady gathered around them for the holiday meal their son and daughterinlaw Maj and Mrs John S Eisenhower and their four grandchildren The National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg Na tional Board last week gave the Eisenhowers a 35pound Marylandgrown torn turkey The first family originally planned to spend Thanksgiving at their Gettysburg farm as they have before But the Chief Executives heavy prep arations for the tour kept him in the capital 4inch snow in North Iowa Driving conditions not good IN ADDITION TO old favor ites like Mothers and Fathers Days we will be expected to observe MotherInLaw Day April FatherInLaw Day Oct Old Maids Day June TeenAgeri Day March Lady Day March Old Lady Day April and Grand mothers Day Oct Fore fathers Day is Dec 21 Baby Week begins April 30 By 1961 no doubt some appro priate period will have been set aside for the babysitter Oct 15 is Sweetest Day Its sponsors call this a reminder that a thoughful word or deed enriches life and gives it mean ing an occasion for the opening of the fall merchandising sea I say its a sticky day and theyre stuck with it Congress this year did its best employed after his dis charge The park where the body was found is on the outskirts of Queens Borough in a resi dential area of mostly private homes It is known as Alley Pond Park to block the trend toward longer years There are 90 weeks in 1959 and the House Judiciary Committee held this was enough It pigeonholed every bill to set aside additional weeks days or months in honor of somebody or something IOWAN KILLED BURCHARD Neb WVErcell A Fortney 57 was killed Wednesday when his station wagon and a truck col lided BANGJENSEN lost his job when he refused to turn over to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold a master list of participants in the 1956 Hun garian revolt against the Com munist government He subsequently agreed to destroy the document in the presence of security of ficials so the list would not fall into Communist hands re sult in reprisals against rel atives of Hungarian refugees damage in blaze at Iowa Falls grill Iowa Snow flurries extreme east early Thursday night Clearing west Thursday night Partly cloudy Friday Colder Thursday night with near cold wave conditions west Con tinued cold Friday Low Thursday night zero to above west 10 to 18 east 10 damaged morning SAME IOWA Red Roos Grili here was extensively er by The fire grill Wednesdaj had close or the Thanksgiving holida about 45 minutes before the fir vas discovered According to Fire Chief Rob ert Repp the fire was cause Dy an overheated motor on ventilating fan The loss will amount to noou Arild Kepler is the own er and operator of the grill Iowa farmer killed in picker accident RUTLAND farmer was killed 41yearol Wednesda Globe Gazette weather data p to 8 Thursday Maximum 23 Minimum 15 At 8 15 Precipitation 2 4 in snow An offagain onagain snow and freezing drizzle combined to create hazardqus Thanksgiv ing Day driving conditions for Iowa motorists Thursday The Weather Bureau said that although the precipitation should be moving eastward into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley re gions highways would remain slippery through the day THE SNOW and freezing rain was expected to end in the west Thursday and in the east Thurs day night But an accumulation of 2 to 4 inches of new snow was EAR AGO Maximum Minimum expected in the extreme south east by Thursday night Mason City received the full four inches of the fluffy white stuff The highway department said roads generally were 100 per cent snowpacked and ex treme caution was urged MUCH COLDER air is mov ing in behind the storm system and near cold wave conditions were forecast for western Iowa Thursday night The forecast called for strong northerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour in the southeast 39 9 when caught in the power take off of a cornpicker Laverne Bud Boyd was operating the machine on his farm near here Boyd a bachelor lived with his mother Another aerial distance mark by Max Conrad NEW ORLEANS UP Max Conrad 56 the flying grand ather from Winona guided his light plane toward El Paso Thursday to stretch his now distance record for light planes He has been flying more than 48 hours covering parts Of two continents and the Atlantic Ocean Conrad took off from Casa blanca Morocco Tuesday He smashed the late Bill Odoms 10year distance mark of miles when he flew by Florida late Wednesday Conrad1 radioed his Piper Co manche had plenty of gas He said he would go on to New Orleans perhaps further A hundred miles south of New Orleans about miles from his takeoff in said his Paso at Texas new the target was western tip El of OFF THE MOON BEAM All the intense prepara tion for the latest moon rocket went for naught as the missile broke up soon after launching At left the 325pound payload is mounted on the third stage It rode inside a twopiece plastic shroud The shroud was to be ejected after the first 75 miles and then paddles containing solar batteries were to spring out behind the cylindrical instrument package At right is the entire missile nearly 100 feet tall and weigh pounds Rocket to moon fizzles CAPE CANAVERAL FJa The most powerful rocket ever developed by this nation failed on its maiden flight Thursday and ruined a U S bid to put the first satellite around the moon The giant Atlas Able rocket thundered aloft exactly on scheduled at Perched atop it was a 372pound payload designed for the lunar orbit An hour after launch the Na tional Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration reported that sec ondstage signals were lost 70 seconds after launching There is no record of the sec ond stage having fired and we must presume that the second stage did not the NASA said VISUAL observations wtrt that a piece fell off the rocket Apparently this was above the liquid oxygen tank on the Observers saw a fiery chunk break loose from the rocket about 20 seconds after launch and spiral into the Atlantic Ocean The failure was a bitter blow to hopes of jumping back into the space race with the So viet Union which in recent weeks has scored spectacularly with its Lunik II and III rockets One smacked into the moon the other whirled into a wide orbit around the moon and earth took the first pictures of the moons dark side There is no backup vehicle for Thursdays shot so it probably will be several months Before another can be attempted THIS WAS THE fail ure for an AtlasAble ticketed for a shot at the moon On Sept 24 another one of the 10story high rockets blew up on its pad during a static test Thursdays illfated satellite carried a scanning device to take crude pictures of the lunar surface It also contained instru ments to study the moons en rivonment A successful orbit would have given the a space first Scientists here believe this would have been a greater accomplish ment than either of the last two Lunik shots because of the dif ficulty of placing the payload in a precise position in relation to the moon A flash in the sky about four minutes after liftoff indicated burnout of the Atlas booster The second stage was to ignite almost immediately and many persons mistook the Atlas burn out for ignition never volunteer for anything Freed said however he would obey the subpoena LATER HE WENT on the WMCA radio Gray Show and said he had nothing to tell the grand jury about pay payments to get songs plugged on the air In his radio talk Freed said he never had taken gifts to play a record either on his WABC radio show or his WNEW Big Beat program Freed lost bis WABC spot after refusing to sign a statement saying he nev er accepted pay for plugs Freed has been fired from the Big Beat show but is finishing up the week Later he signedan affidavit saying he never ha done anything improper HE HAS DENIED publicly h ever took payoffs On the WMCA program Freed made a distinction between pay ola and what he described as hristmas gifts He said he nev r had taken a gift in advance to lay a record On the other land he said he had received gifts for inadvertent plugging of a record Concerning any payola offer Freed said I wouldnt even alk to those cut in January draft call WASHINGTON UPI The Army will draft men in January a cut of from Decembers call The new levy will bring to the num ber of men called up under the draft since the start of the Ko rean War in June 1950 the De fense Department said Thurs day Injuries are fatal to Atlantic man ATLANTIC Farm ley 67 Atlantic died Thursday at a hospital here Parmley was struck by a car on an Atlantic street Nov 18 Fumes fatal to Fairbanks boy OELWE1N ffl What police described as an attempt by hree young boys to get an old car in operating condition has resulted in the death of one of them Officers said the boys wera overcome by carbon monoxide William Bradley 12 son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Bradley of nearby Fairbanks died Wednes day Two brothers Timinothy and Thomas Maddigan sons of Mr and Mrs Robert Maddi gan Oelwein were hospitalized here in serious The boys had failed to come home from school They were found in the car behind a serv ice garage with the motor run ning PUTTY CLEVER PORTSMOUTH England official Alex Kinnear reported Wed nesday that local hoodlums had stopped smashing large plate glass win dows on local buildings They now carefully remove the putty from around the windows take the glass away and sell Kinnear said JUDY IN HOSPITAL NEW YORK Judy1 Garland Thursday was in Doc tors Hospital for treatment an undisclosed ailment AP Photofax ONEMAN FREEWAY EXCURSION GrantGab ler 11months still is more than just a little scared as hes comforted by his mother at a Los Angeles hospital Grant fell from the back window of the car as Mrs Gabler drove on to the Hollywood Freeway She couldnt stop because of heavy traffic and had to drive two miles to an offramp When the frantic Mrs Gabler returned to the spot Grant was waiting in the arms of a truck driver who had dashed out and scooped him up from in front of swerving autos The boy was bruised and scratched but mostly pale from fright