Thursday, January 21, 1960

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper for HM Ho VOL ft MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North I o wans Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 21 1960 7e Copy Thi CMMJ row PNM ua ran L win IT A square dancers dilemma By KEN BERG GlobtGaicttt News Editor The most fateful period in any wouldbe male square dancers life is the frightening seven days between his first and sec ond lesson Frightening To a webfooted oaf unable to comprehend even the most elementary techniques of ballroom dancing its down right paralyzing traumatic Behind you is the first session conducted by Masoa Citys fast growing Balance and Swing Square Dance Club You recall only too vividly some of your colossal time you missed a call and wrapped an other fellows gal around a pil lar or when you knocked your corner lady head overrumbleseat into a washtub BUT STOP NOW and possibly youll never return come back for the second lesson and youll never stop or so they told you Granted for stark terror noth ing quite equals that seemingly innocent remark dropped ohso casually by the wife at the sup per table a few weeks earlier Dear guess what In retro spect this should have been am ple warning that something big was coming The Kings are taking up square dancing How they can find time for that Ill never know they always seem to be doing something Not that it wouldnt be fun and Im not saying we should do the same thing bui we HAVE been getting rather stodgy lately and Jane was won dering if By now malignant beads of perspiration were beating a staccato across your forehead STEADY OLD BEAN you heard yourself whisper weakly youve weathered worse crises than this Be firm dont panic Remind her o yduf age your angina pectoris your cleft palate your eczema anything Well about the only real sat isfaction you got out of your first evening of instruction is that it all COULD be fun i youd ever catch on and tha there were other guys with aiore or less the same degree o apprehension if not outrigh cowardice Women are different On th dance floor they seem to adap themselves to situations with clairvoyance interpreting com plicated commands with ease and their nimbletoed grace a they flit tferougb dosedo is a sight to behold But speaking for yourself you performed miserably NEVERTHELESS you ad mired the old hands the vet eran members who whoopeeti yied their supple ways througl intricate manuevers as a matte of demonstration And they dis played smiling patience will your errant feet your clumsj efforts to wring an iota of pleas ure out of something that obvi ously could bring to you noth ing but misery We must propagate o u ranks you know they said re turning your pained expressio with a chuckle Stick arounc youll get the hang of it As it turned out the decisio to take in the second lesson rea ly wasnt yonrs at all The wif exchamged knowing amusin glances with the other girls a she towed you to the appointe position in one of the squares The music began and she sen you off on the right foot a least with an emphatic shove IN REALITY and almost un perceptibly you were assimilat ing quite a bit of moxey Here and there you foun yourself making the right turn grasping the proper arm of th proper partner at the prope time After a couple more hour you began to realize the calle was almost human and not fiend intent on twisting you int a beergarden pretzel Still later you even flashed a broad gri as you finished one numbe without a hipgrinding collisio or fatal misstep It was fa from perfect but This all brought up the que tion of lesson No 3 Now we see you again next week won we someone asked as y o donned your overcoat to dcpar You looked down hesitant fingering the brim of your ha Thea with vocal volume tha surprised the misses y o u re plied Sho miff pardner And on that sir you can be four big oT red bandanna 8000mile trip fo r Russ roc SPACE FASHION FOR MILADY This female rhesus monkey Miss Sam was the second experimental passenger to ride atop a rocket in a capsule that someday will take an AP Photofax American into space Here she assumes a definite feminine air as shes decked out in her space suit before the launch Last year a male monkey survived a similar shot Monkey Miss Sam in test capsule survives launching WALLOPS ISLAND Va W A little monkey named Miss Sam Thursday sur vived a rocket flight in re hearsal for human space trav el Miss Sam was boosted to an altitude of more than 9Vz miles in a launching at the Wallops station of the Nation al Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration The oneton capsule simi lar to the one which will carry a Mercury astronaut into or bit next year was recovered from the Atlantic by a Ma rine Corps helicopter 10 min utes after the launching The capsule was returned to Wallops Island and auto matic monitoring equipment inside the biopack in which Miss Sam rode showed she was alive and apparently in good condition It took about two hours to open the bio pack a 125pound cylinder 36inches long and 16inches in diameter After a physical examina tion a drink of wafer and a meal Miss Sam will be flown to her home the School of Aviation Medicine at Brooks AFB San Antonio Tex She weighs six pounds and is three years four months old Robert Krieger reported that the entire experiment was completely successful He said the Little Joe booster being used here in a series of Project Mercury tests hurled Miss Sam and her capsule to an altitude of 36500 feet be fore the escape equipment was actuated Another airliner crashes 37 killed in Jamaica KINGSTON Jamaica W A Colombian airliner bound from New York to South America crashed and burned on landing at the Montego Bay Airport early Thursday kilting 37 per sons Nine persons survived The survivors included four passengers and five members of the crew Two crew members and 35 passengers were killed The plane a Super Constella tion of the Avianca Colombian National Airline was overdue at Montego Bay with engine trouble It was coming down for a landing when one of the en gines failed THE SURVIVORS did not ap pear to be seriously injured Both the pilot and copilot sur vived Among the dead were Thomas Capchart 3G Indianapolis Ind son of U S Sen Homer Cape hart and his wife Nancy 36 They had boarded the plane in Miami and were bound for Bo Similar accuracy Atlas is good too WASHINGTON UPt U S military experts Thursday described as conceivable Soviet claim that their super rocket landed 2100 yards from the target afterbeing fired nearly 8000 miles into the Pacific The experts pointed out that the U S has achieved similar accuracy with the intercontinental ballistic missile President Eisenhower recently reported that in 14 firings over distances of more than 5000 miles the Atlas had hit on the average within two milts of the target This would mean that at leasr several of the shots were less than two miles from the target and probably would mean that some were lest than one mile from the bulls eye The Atlas actually is designed to go 5500 nautical miles or approximately 6300 statute miles At least two of the four teen shots are said to have exceeded 6300 miles ket Lands in central Pacific Firing is confirmed Uncover bomb in luggage of mystery man Kennedy decides to test Humphrey in Wisconsin Another Story on Page 3 MILWAUKEE John F Kennedy D Mass an nounced Thursday that he will run against Sen Hubert H Humphrey in Wisconsins presi dential preference primary April 5 His decision sets up the first direct test between the two ma jor candidates for the Demo cratic nomination Kennedy who had said ear lier that any formal declaration would be made in Wisconsin lew to Milwaukee from Wash ington to address a news confer ence Thursday morning His decision made against r e c o m mendations expressed both publicly and privately by some of his top advisors amounts to a challenge to Hum phrey in his back yard And the race may be for higher stakes than Wisconsins 31 convention delegate votes since Humphrey already has said that if he loses in Wiscon sin he may withdraw from the race Losing he said means getting fewer than 16 delegates I am fully aware of the risks and difficulties volves the Democrat said He added a blast at his com petitors for the nomination North Iowa Variable cloudiness and continued cold through Friday Scattered snow flur ries Thursday night lows 510 below Highs Friday 1012 owa Variable cloudiness and that course in Massachusetts however staying charging safely on they are the side lines in hope of manipulating the Democratic convention Dewel not to run Cites opposition Sen Duane E Dewel 59 one of the strongest advocates of reap portioning the Iowa Legisla ture to give cities more rep resentation says he will not seek reelection this year Dewel a Republican an nounced his decision in his new spaper the Kossuth County Ad vance Oppo sition from rural forces who do not want reapH p o rtionmentill was a factor his deci the said in edi m sion a tor a signed edi DEWEL lorial During the 1959 legislative session voted against the Iowa Farm Bureau views on reapportionment which were rejected in the Senate He said that as a result ruralites have placed him on a must go list of legislators they want defeated If I were a few years younger I would love the op portunity to get out and battle them statewide right down to election day Dewel said in his editorial I think however that if I am not a candidate and thus have nothing at stake political ly I will be in a position lo do a better job of bringing out the real facts Dewel was Republican floor leader in the Iowa Senate in 1955 His district is the 49th comprising Kossuth Emmet and Palo Alto counties In stat ing he would not seek rencm ination for the Senate Dewel also squelched reports that he might run for Congress in the 6th District gota Four passengers New York Mi continued cold day Scattered through Fri snow flurries Thursday night lows zero to 10 Further outlook Partly cloudy not so cold Saturday Minnesota Mostly cloudy flur ries Highs Friday 515 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 17 1 7 16 0 ami The plane left Idlewild Airport in New York at 10 am Wednes day and was due at Montego Bay a popular Caribbean resort on the north coast of Jamaica at pm It was delayed in Miami for repairs to one engine and left Miami at pm The crash occurred about am The weather was good as the plane came in for a landing IT WAS THE fourth crash of a commercial airliner since 3960 began three weeks ago and brought the years death toll so far on commercial planes to 163 At least 16 others have died in the United States in private plane crashes since the first of the year All 42 persons aboard died when a Scandinavian jet liner crashed on a hill near Ankara Tuesday Last Monday a Capital Air lines plane crashed in Virginia killing 50 persons On Jan 6 a National Airlines plane exploded in the air near Bolivia NC killing 34 persons JUDGE DIES DES MOINES E Meyer 77 recently retired Polk County district court judge died at home in his sleep Thurs day PHOENIX Ariz Ingredients for a bomb were re ported Thursday lo have been found in the luggage of a heavily insured exconvict who turned up alive after having been listed as dead in a mysterious airliner crash Dr Robert Vernon Spears Dallas whose name was on the passenger list of a National Airlines plane which fell into the Gulf of Mexico Nov 16 was arrested at a Phoenix motel Wed nesday by FBI agents The FBI said he had been in the Phoenix area since Nov 20 staying most of the time with a friend and fellow naturopalh The Phoenix Gazette reported that agents had found ex plosives in luggage Spears had at the motel Federal authorities in Washington arc investigating the possibility the crash may from a bomb Spears was seized by two FBI agents Wednesday as he hur riedly checked out of a Phoenix resort motel He was jailed on charge of interstate transpor ation of a stolen car but the BI was more interested in is answers to these ciuestions What was the 65yearold nat ropath up to when he took out 100000 in travel insurance Nhy was he listed as a passen FKOM OUK WIRE SERVICES Soviet Union announced Thursday it fired a multi stage super rocket 7766 miles to within a mile and a quarter of its target in the cen tral Pacific testing grounds The rocket was launched Wed nesday from an undisclosed site within the vast Soviet land mass in what the official Tass news agency said was the first in a serifs of shots aimed at realizing space flights toward the planets of the solar system The giant missiles last pow ered stage traveling at a speed of 16156 miles an hour entered the dense layers of the atmos phere at an altitude of 50 to 60 miics and subsecfuently disinte grated and partially burned up the Tass announcement said THE NOSE CONE of the last stage was tracked down into the water by specially equipped Soviet ships stationed in the area about 1100 miles southwest of the Hawaiian Islands As a result of measurements it was established that the rock et fell less than two kilometers Railroads and unions in bid for mediation CHICAGO UP The railroads and 11 nonoperating unions Thursday asked the National Railway Mediation Board to mediate their dispute on wages and working rules The new step in efforts to replace raillabor contracts which expired Oct 31 1959 was announced by Ted Short chairman of the Joint Carriers Conference Committee the employer group in the nego tiations Five other unions among the 16 representing nearly 800000 rail employes with jobs other than actual operation of the trains are expected to invoke mediation also The already has taken over dfrection of talks on wage issues affecting 210000 members of the five operating unions Still on a direct bargain ing basis between carriers and operating unions are work rules issues lam nee to take his place on the lane If so why and how Was there any connection be ween Spears and Julian Andrew rank New York lawyer insured or and named as a pos ible suicide bomber on another irliner which crashed in North Carolina Jan 6 If Spears has given any an wers the FBI wont say News men have not been permitted to alk with him Investigation Nine deaths from flu at Los Angeles LOS ANGELES Asian flu epidemic which has afflicted an estimated one mil ion persons here Thursday was named responsible for nine deaths in Los Angeles County A deputy coroner however said the death toll might rise when records of the 11dayold out break are complete Dr Smart said the flu might go into pneu monia and that there have been 13 deaths from pneumonia in the county this year Of these he said five were directly attrib uted to the flu and flu was a contributing cause in four of the others On the inside EditorialsPage 4 Society News 67 North Iowa News 9 Latest Markets 12 Mason City News 1213 Clear Lake News 17 Sports 1920 Comics31 AP Phoiofax SPEARS IN CUSTODY DiV Robert Spears is es corted into an FBI car after he was rousted out of a Phoenix Ariz motel Hes being questioned about the Nov 16 crash of an airliner into the Gulf of Mexico in died He was listed as a passen ger on the plane er on the illfated flight DID HE PREVAIL upon Wil Allen Taylor of Tampa a former prison acquaint into the two of National Air nes continuing by the Civil Aeronautics Board and the enate Aviation subcommittee in Vashington So far their probes have not established hat a bomb vas responsible for either crash THE CRASHES claimed 76 ives 42 in the Gulf and 34 near Bolivia N C Alice Steele Taylor Tampa reviously had said she believed icr divorced husband was on the plane under Spears name pos sibly hypnotized Elk Horn youth j victim of crash COUNCIL BLUFFS fft Da vid Henry Johnson 18 of near Elk Horn was killed early Thursday in an auto accident about 14 miles northeast of here Authorities said Johnson was riding in a car driven by Arnold Duane Duvali 19 Kimballton Duvall was not seriously in jured when the car hit a bridge on Highway 64 near Underwood Johnsons brother Lynn 21 was one of three persons killed in an accident near Harlan Jan 8 1243 miles away from the pre determined point which con firms the high precision of the rockets guiding system Tass said For the first time there was independent corrofaoration of a Soviet launching claim An Aus tralian airliner crew reported it saw a fiery explosion in the Pa cific test area where the nose cone and last powered stage of the rocket would have plunged to earth There was no immediate in dication whether US scientists also tracked the missile US naval vessels and aircraft were known to be hovering near the test area where three Soviet scientific ships stood guard MOSCOW SAID the missile travelled a historic 7750 miles strictly along the calculated trajectory It said the nose cone transmitted the necessary data throughout the rockets flight and its entry into the water was recorded by radar optical and acoustic stations Western scientists were ex pected to attach considerable sig nificance to the claimed solution of reentry for such a big rocket as well as the announced tri umph of firing a missile virtiial y twice the breadth of the Unit ed States First reports from the Pacific lad suggested the rocket might lave missed the target area and jecn destroyed by Soviet scien ists Qantas Airline captain Robert A Gray and his crew re ported they saw a huge explo sion in the area and concluded the rocket had been exploded Russias announcement how ever said the dummy pre sumably meaning nose cone and instrument capsule hit the wa ter intact It powered stage SAME IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES said the last disintegrated and partially burned up This might account for the sighting Wilson acquires site in Algona ALGONA Algona In dustrial Development Corp and the Iowa Development Commis sion issued a joint announce ment Thursday saying Wilson Co has acquired a oneyear option on 50 acres of land near here John L Claude president of the local group said the meat packing firm did not disclose its plans for the site However Claude said it was indicated it might be used as the site of V modern hog slaughtering plant employing 150 to 250