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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowai Daily Newspaper Edited for HM VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes AM North lowans Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 15 1MO 7c CopyTHU Paper ConiliU W Two and OrriUd nUrnallona Fuji Wlrct Blizzard skirts Mason City area Part of Iowa engulfed TV code proving popular Stations rush to join New controls wanted By WILLIAM DICKINSON JR Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Like con verts surging forward at t h e beckoning of an evangelist a re pentant television industry is re sponding to the call for new sub scribers to TVs Code of Good Practice The National Associ ation of Broadcasters reports 102 new TV station subscribers since midDecember This raised to 373 the number of operating commercial s t a tions subscribing to the code about 72 per cent of 518 stations on the air All three networks already belonged The influx is being cited by idence of the industrys willing ness to regulate itself But the code since its incep tion March 1 1952 has not al ways had such a large follow ing As recently as last July before the quiz show revela tionsonly 269 stations were en titled to display the seal A SIMILAR scramble for seal status is under way in radio cir cles Subscriptions to the Stand ards of Good Practice for Radio Broadcasters increased by 24 per cent in the last month For mal subscription to the Radio Standards as d i s tinguished from the Television Code is limited to NAB members and is operated on an honor system Harold E Fellows president and chairman of the NABs Board expressed the industrys prevailing attitude toward de mands for new federal controls when he Federal Communications Commission al ready has sufficient authority to see that stations operate in the public interest convenience and necessity and to measure broadcasters actual perform ance against their promises No additional legislation is needed to obtain the desired results Congress probably wont see it that wayThe House Subcom mittee on Legislative Oversight is preparing for release within a few days an interim report complete with legislative recom mendations on its investigation of the quiz show scandal The subcommittees forthcoming in quiry into payola involving disk jockeys and others prom ises to keep the fires of public indignation stoked And weak nesses inherent in the TV Code and the industrys less than 100 per cent participation are un likely to give Congress confi dence in the industrys ability to manage its bad actorshowever few they may be ECONOMIC STRESSES can break down an industrys at tempt at selfpolicing The Mo tion Picture Production Code established in 1930 was r e n dered largely ineffective during the early years of the depres sion when many hardhit pro ducers lowered their standards to increase box office receipts The Codes power also was eroded after World War II when American moviemakers sought to meet the competition of for eign films stressing sex Industry codes have failed where professional canons of ethics generally have succeeded because penalties imposed by the codes usually bear no rela tion to a members right or abil ity to maintain a business The picture code for example was weakened by a 1950 antitrust de cree which divorced producers from theater ownership inde pendents who violate the Code no longer have trouble booking films without the seal The television code in partic ular has been susceptible to vi olation by a few stations of easy virtue which simply joined when it was to their advantage withdrew when it was not and signed up again when the ob jectionable practice usually in advertising was no longer profitable U KAMCHATKA f AIEUIUHU LOOKS LIKE AN 8000MILER A study of the Soviets announced 280by 160mile missile impact area end of ar row south of Johnston Island in the Pa cific indicates a firing point east of the Aral Sea some 8000 miles away ac cording to word in Washington The ir S does not intend to protest this op eration scheduled for between Jan 15 and Feb 15 The U S in fact uses a similar area similarly from Vanden berg Air Force Base 1 in California to the Marshall Islands 2 area And in the Marshalls are Eniwetok and Bi kini long used by the U S for nuclear testing The Soviet ICBM test announce ment comes almost on the eve of Pre mier Khrushchevs visit to Indonesia Meanwhile from 4 have come protestsagainst the Soviet test mostly on basis of what might happen to fish and boats Follow our example Russians say of Khrushchevs manpower cuts A narrow band hit hardest 12 inches at Fort Dodge A blustery snowstorm reach ing blizzard proportions at times swept over parts of Iowa late Thursday Fort Dodge received a foot of snow but areas just outside the storm belt escaped the heavy snow The snow ended Friday morn ing and under clear skies the Weather Bureau said tempera tures should plunge below zero across the stale by Saturday morning The Weather Bureau said the most intense part of the storm moved diagonally from the Council BluffsSioux City area across the central portion of the state and curved up through Waterloo and Dubuque DUBUQUE AND Iowa Falls had 10 inches of snow Sioux City and Onawa 9 and Council Bluffs and Denison 8 In con trast Mason City got only a halfinch and in extreme north west and along the southern border of Iowa little or no snow fell Northwood as an example didnt get a flake Northerly winds up to 50 miles an hour piled the snow into drifts The Highway Patrol said Highway 75 was blocked north of Onawa because of stalled trucks and south of that north west Iowa town by snow Considerable oneway highway traffic was reported in the Du buque vicinity Snow and high winds forced North towa Cold wave Friday night lows zero to 10 below mostly clear with slowly dim inishing winds Saturday part ly cloudy continued cold highs 2025 Iowa Cold wave Friday night lows 515 below northwest 5 below to 5 above southeast mostly clear and slowly dim inishing winds Saturday part ly cloudy continued cold high 2025 Further outlook Mostly cloudy nbl with chance of snow north west and rain or snow south east Sunday Iowa Temperatures will average about normal Friday night through next Wednesday Afternoon highs will be from the middle 20s in the north to the low 30s in the south Overnight lows will be from 3 to 10 above in the north to 10 to 16 in the south Cold at the beginning of the period but turning warmer Sunday and Monday Precipi tation will average 10 of an inch or less in snow Sunday or Monday FBI enters suicide bomb investigation WASHINGTON UPI Blaming a suicide bomb for a Jan 6 airliner crash which killed 34 persons Sen A S Mike Monroney DOkla said Friday new may be needed to protect against such acts He said the evidence is very strong thai a passenger bent Minnesota Clearing colder Fair and cold llighs Satur day 1020 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 33 Minimum 14 At 8 am Precipitation 03 Vz in snow suicide caused the disaster The FBI moved into the case as the story was unfolded before the Senate Avialionsubcomsnitteehandled byMorroney The subcommittee heard testimony that insurance totaling nearly had been issued since last April on the life of one of the crash victims He was named as Julian Andrew Frank 32yearold Westport Conn lawyer He died with 33 others when a National Airlines plane plunged to earth near Bolivia N Cf while en route from New York to Miami OSCAR BAKKE CHIEF OF THE Civil Atronautics Boardt safety division testified about the insurance Bakke also de scribed other evidence found by CAB investigators which Mon roncy said made clear the grim story of what had happened I am convinced the explosion of a hamb of some sort the cause of this disaster Monroney announced It seems pretty pat that this bomb was carried into the washroom in the plane and set off deliberately The evidence is very strong that it was a case of suicide by bombing Bakke made no such direct statement saying the CAB is reserving an official verdict un found in trash that littered Detroit apartment DETROIT UPI Police Inspector Marvin Frank said Friday two truck loads of trash from the apartment of an elder ly couple have now yielded MOSCOW Soviet spokes m e n called on other world powers Friday to follow the ex ample of Premier N i k i t a Khrushchevs move to trim mili tary manpower Foreign Minis ter Andrei A Gromyko singled out the Western Big Three Gromyko and others ad dressed the 1300 deputies of the Soviet Parliament as it unani mously adopted Khrushchevs proposal to lop 1200000 men from the Soviet armed forces in the next year or two and rely 40 Chicago cops linked to scandal CHICAGO UPI Flying squads of police rounded up eight fellow officers in swift predawn raids Friday and booked them on burglary charges in what authorities said may develop into a major police force scandal Police officials said the raids staged in secrecy reminiscent o the quickie roundups of Chica gos gang war years turned up four patrol wagon loads o stolen to fill two rooms at the states attorneys office The roundup was launched on the tip of a burglary suspec who charged that po Licemen acted as fences for a gang of thieves First assistant states attorne Frank Ferlic said a goodly number of other policemen were believed involved Some report said the number might go a high as 40 But only eight hac been seized The loot included television sets radios draperies tires si guns an outboard motor gaso linetanks cigaret lighters fur niture batteries and antifreeze All but one of the policeme were seized at their homes b eight teams of four policeme each n rocketage weapons to take p the slack Gromyko said he hoped the ction of Parliament in voting ae reduction will influence law makers of the United States Britain and France to do like wise He suggested some prac ical action in reply There was speculation in dip omatic galleries and among the lussians themselves about the fantastic new weapon Khrush hev spoke about Thursday There were no further details American scientist Dr Ralph app said in Washington that he Soviets may be working on alans to orbit hydrogen bombs around the earth as weapon sat llites which could be rained lown on the enemy at will app aa expert on atomic en ergy said such missiles could be developed during this decade since they would be merely an extension of present ballistic missiles capabilities People here also were asking one another when the Soviet Un ions big new space rocket will be fired into the Central Pacific target area Friday marked the first day of a monthJong period during which the Soviet Union says the tests will be held Tass criticized the US State Department note for calling on Khrushchev to back up the mili tary cuts by joining in an inter national pact for controlled dis armament The Soviet agency said the statement attempts to cover up with various polemics a reluctance to make reciprocal practical disarmament steps Highway Commission crews to halt road clearing work Thurs day night but operations were resumed Friday Schools were closed in Potta wattamie Boone Poweshiek Monona Harrison Crawford and Webster counties Iowa Falls Geneva Council Bluffs Fort Dodge Dysart LaPorte City and Elk Horn schools also were closed THE STORM ftlltd many power lines in the WaterlooCe dar Falls area Iowa Public Service Co said it hoped to re store service soon The Highway Commission said highways throughout the snow belt were snowpacked and slip pery However highways north of Highway 3 were near normal as were those in extreme south east Iowa The following r o a ds were blocked by snow or stalled trucks the commission said US 30 five miles west of Tama U S 52 and Iowa 3 in the vicini ty of Luxemburg Iowa 3 east of Edgewood Iowa 136 north of Dyersville U S 61 three miles south of Dubuque Boone got 7 inches of snow Waterloo 6 Cedar Rapids 4 At lantic 2 The storm moved in after much of the state got record areaking January rains the past few days Wilson new head of U of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS UPI Dr Owen Meredith Wilson 51 pres ident of the University of Ore gon was announced Thursday as the choice of the University of Minnesota Regents to suc ceed retiring President Dr James L Morriil Wilson will officially become Minnesotas ninth president July 1 when Morriil retires On the inside Editorials 4 North Iowa Features 5 Comics Society News 8 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports 1314 CubGazette 17 Clear Lake News 19 North Iowa News22 TV Guide Rollout Section GRAVES DESECRATED CHICAGO tomb stones were tipped over and an other 35 to 40 painted with swas takas Thursday night at a Jew ish cemetery in suburban For est Park y Frank said offi cers found in bank de posits in cash in savings bonds in postal savings certificates The Ketkos were evicted Mon day because they would not clean up the mountain of rub bish in their apartment Officers sifting through the trash found money and other valuables stuffed inside old shoes wrapped in dirty rags and old napkins stuck inside cans crammed in old gloves and pinned to cloth ing Kctko 68 retired a few years ago from a Detroit factory and his 63yearold wife was a clean ing woman They were to be released from a hospital to rela tives while their valuables were looked after by the attorney Men will be boys 700 toss snowballs AMES Iff When 700 college students get into a snowbatf fight anything can happen But some broken windows and a chandelier were reported as the only casualties when that number of Iowa State Uni versity men staged a 45minute battle on the campus Thurs day night Witnesses said it was the fraternity men against the dormi tory men residents of Friley and Helser Halls It was not clear how the snow fight started However it developed spontan eously when a storm dropped about four inches of snow on the campus It was reported that fraternity men tried to invade Friley Hall and were repulsed with buckets of water poured from up per floor windows A dormitory man used a bugle to rally forces for repeated charges across road The fight finally ended when four campus patrolmen and three city policemen broke it up at pm AP Photmax AFTER 40 YEARS John L Lewis is flanked by waiters bearing cakes noting his 40 years as head of the United Mine Workers Union Lewis a native lowan was feted at a Washington dinner as he re tired from office He immediately was elected presi dent emeritus AP Photofax SAME IOWA IAFETY DEPARTMENT N4KIBEW FRANKS FAMILY WEEPS Janet Frank widow of Julian Frank who may have blown up an airliner last week hugs her two children Andy 2 and Ellen 4 at her Westport Conn home With her is her mother Karl Wagnev Galesburg til further investigation is com pleted But he said some of the evidence points to a possible bomb explosion and said if that was the case it will be dis covered and the cause precisely established Mystery had shrouded exact cause of the disaster since the plane literally fell apart in the air and plunged to earth of most ofthe last was found io cated in the vicinity of Bolivia N C FRANKS BODY was found last Saturday 16 miles away on the beach near Ft Fisher C with some of the wreckage Eakke said Frank could have been blown through the side of the plane by an explosion Bakke said Franks body had been deep ly piefced by metal and wood fragFRANK ments and had been mutilated in a manner far different from the injuries suffered by all of the other victims Such piercing of the body with flying frag ments frequently occurs in ex plosions A small blue fabric bag bottom violently torn out was viewed by Bakke and Monroney as key evidence in their joint inquiry Monroney said the bag may have contained the bomb Frank was the son of the late Aaron Frank a former deputy police commissioner of New York A source close to the family reported that Frank was emotionally upset and feared flying He reportedly took the train when the rest of his fam ily flew to Chicago for Christ mas and had canceled four pre vious reservations for the Miami trip BAKKE SAID that Frank had taken out life insur ance policy last November two accident policies in April and November and three accident policies of each in December Monroney said the insurance was made payable to Mrs Frank as beneficiary She de clined to discuss the matter with newsmen New York insurance said there was nothing particu larly unusual about the quantity of insurance Frank carried nor the short time in which he ac quired it They said life insur ance policies normally provide for no payment in case of sui cide within two years of their issuance The company merely returns premiums which have been paid if suicide is proved Frank was married to the for mer Janet Wagner a top pho tographers model who formerly lived in Galesburg 111 They have two children Andrew 2 and Ellen 4 They moved to Connecticut about five years ago from New York City and moved in prominent social cir cles there LOUSY BREW DES MOINES un identified man made his break literally Thursday drank a cup of coffee in an all night restaurant plunkeddown the money and then hurled cup through a aadkft   

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