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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited far Me Heme TiiV CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NewspaperThat Makts All North lowans MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13 1HO Otev TM HOME 1 EDITION 1 France explodes its bomb becomes 4th atom power Bankers building SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR Iske 4 has a favorite sweetheart and for her he wants the best Here he eyes a 5pound heart shaped box of candy while counting out his pennies as clerk Mrs Paul Stevenson looks on Brians favorite girl Why mommy of course Brian is the son of Mr and Mrs Elmer Iske 63 Country Circle photo by Jo an image Theyve changed greatly over the years By VARTANIG VARTAN New York Herald Tribune News Service NEW YORK The American public even more is regarding the banker as a genial solid cit izen witha smile on hislips and a twinkle in his eye In the current drive to build new images nobody is busier than the banker One way to fashion a new face is to give something away Free of charge therefore the nations bankers have smilingly handed out ballpoint pens imported perfume petunia seeds cor sages candid cameras cutlery sets and billfolds in which cus tomers can carry away the cash they borrow from the BANKS HAVE YET to pro vide that ultimate gift money But the present activity is a far cry rom the stern staid sedate visage the banker once pre sented to the citizenry The banking fraternity was shaken to its vaults a couple of years ago when a public opinion survey depicted bankersas hon est but impersonal and the bank itself as rather cool What the bankers now seem bent on prov ing to the populace is that under that shirt beats a gentle gen erous heart Actually there should be no great mystery why bankers wish to construct a friendly image For them it means more busi A bank basically exists not to predict the weather or bind books but to buy and sell money By attracting more de positor dollars the bank has more money to lend It may pay 3 per cent interest on savings accounts but it takes in 6 per cent or more for example on personal loans ONCE THE CUSTOMER gets past the gliding doors of a com mercial bank he is greeted by an array of services stretching from automobile loans to estate planning The friendly banker image extends all the way to the checking account regular or specialvFor southpaw customers the banks have created left handed check books With an eye on women customers Bank ers Trust Co offers folding check books described as a smart accessory thats sleek as a whip stylish as a newcar And in Rouge the Louisiana NTational Bank hit on perhaps the best image idea of all providing personal checks adorned with a picture of the customer New York may rank as the worlds banking capital but oth er banks across the land show they are no slouches when it Blast set off deep in Sahara De Gaulle is pleased PARIS exploded a Plutonium bomb deep in the Sahara Desert Saturday and be the worlds fourth atomic power President Charles Gaulle announced Frances first nucle ar blast in a communique is sued by the Defense Ministry It declared France is now in a better position to negotiate with the Soviet Union toward nuclear disarmament The terse communique said an atomic device went off suc cessfully from a 330foot tower at Point Zero at Tanezrouf deep in the desert near the oasis of Reggane at 6 am midnight A I PJiotofax TAKEN FOR RIDE Queen Elizabeth II expecting her third child at any time has been taking daily auto rides for several weeks Here shes snapped through the cars win dow as she wheels through the gales of Buckingham Palace Saturday however she re mained inside and crowds be gan to build up outside in the hopes that the birth is immi nent Russians in pact Castro eyes aircraft HAVANA Anastas T Mi koyan and Prime Minister Fidel Castro Saturday signed an agreement by which the Soviet Union will buy five million tons of Cuban sugar over a fiveyear period and give Castros regime a million credit to be re paid in 12 years at low interest Under the agreement which the Soviet dcptily premier signed only four hours before his scheduled departure the So viet Union will buy a million tons of sugar annually The Russians have been buying from 300000 to 600000 a year Of the sugar purchases 200 000 tons will be paid in dollars representing purchases on the world market Cuba will use the million credit to purchase Soviet agri cultural and industrial machin ery and will repay the loan at a low rale of per cent annual EARLIER insisted his nineday visit was not de signed to upset historic U S Cuban relationships The Soviet Unions star salesman said he came here only to promote So Southland engulfed by heavy snow By THE ASSOCIATED PRKsS A crippling snowstorm swirled comes to image Phoenix a bank customers at tea and sends out a monthly newsletter in creating what it calls a big friendly shaggy dog image IN DALLAS the Republic Na tional Bank displays gold rugs goldpainted water fountains and a huge curving balcony which sports worth of 18carat gold leaf and carries pleasedo nottouchthankyou signs Along with retouching his face the banker is modernizing his place of business with abandon Savings and loan associations get in the act too A Chicago company currently offers in re turn for a new deposit a free bird cage planter described as a unique conversation piece that adds charm to any room BIRDS BLASTED DES MOINES M Approxi mately 1000 birds were wiped out Friday in a dynamite blast Moines city dump It was part of a plan to get rid of thousands of starlings eastward across the South Fri day stranding motorists and marooning hundreds of families At least eight deaths were at tributed to the storm The heavy band of snow ex tended from extreme southeast Texas northeastward to eastern Tennessee Sleet glazed high ways south of the snow belt HEAVY SNOW was forecast for parts of Louisiana Mississip pi Alabama Georgia Ken tucky Tennessee and the west ern Carolinas The Alabama Highway Patrol reported roads were blocked with a fiveinch snow on Monte Sano Mountain northeast ol Huntsville where 325 families were reported marooned A number of missile scien tists from Bedstone Arsenal were families snow txnmd in their homes atop the mountain Twelve families were snowbound on Green Mountain also near Huntsville SNOW RANGED up to 10 inches in parts of Texas Six deaths Friday were attributet to the weather Texas authorities said more than 200 cars and trucks were stalled on a 20mile stretch o snowclogged road between Schulcnburg and Columbus about 75 miles west of Houston In Alabama the snow strandec an undetermined number o motorists near Huntsville High winds lashed the Gulf coast Coast Guard rescue boats battled winds gusting up to 70 miles an hour in an attempt to save several floundering fishing vessels Three Fort Dodge stores hit by fire FORT DODGE fir swept through a surplus stor in Fort Dodge lat three businesses The fire began in the twostor building occupied by the Dia mond Surplus Store and quick ly ruined the interior of th prearranged structure Two adjacent estab at the Des lishments a cafe and a sewin building entertains In its machine center were forced I close by water and smoke dam Lody Be Good crew 5 remains found TRIPOLI Libya UPI The remains of five men identi fied as U S airmen from the World War II Liberator bomber Lady Be Good have been found 440 miles southeast of Ben ghazi it was disclosed Saturday plane was found last year in the Libyan desert where it had lain undiscovered since it crashed during the war The remains were discovered Thursday by an American oil exploration worker James Backhaus of Wyoming They were lying 85 miles from the plane U S Air Forcemen from Wheelus Air Force Base near Tripoli flew to the site Friday They confirmed the bodies were from the crew of the bomber lost 17 years ago returning from bombing mission over Italy The finding of the remains lifted some of the darkness from the desert mystery Military equipment personal effects and a pair of sun glasses of the type worn by U S Air Force men convinced Wheeluspersonnel that the remains were those of crew mem bers of the bomber found undamaged bore the name of 2nd Lt D P Hays listed as navigator of the plane The remains were found closely grouped in an area littered with canteens flashlights parachutes a sheepskin flight jacket shoes a Mae West life vest and personal supplies A Wheelus spokesman said it was apparent the group fol lowed Army desert survival instructions to the letter before they died Col William Woods Oakland Calif Wheelus chaplain conducteda prayer service over the remains Oil exploration workers joined in the service Heavy politics in California By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dickering for Californias huge vote at the Democratic National Convention increased intempo this weekend as three presidential hopefuls in vaded the state The votes seemed safely in the pocket of Californias fa vorite son Gov Edmund G Brown The site of the politicking was Fresno where 3500 dele gates assembled for the state convention of the California Democratic Council TO DEMONSTRATE his po tential for the job of Demo cratic standard bearer Sen John F Kennedy D MassJ lashed out at Republicans Fri day Sen Hubert H Hum phrey DMinn took his turn Saturday Sen Stuart Syming ton DMo has his day Sun day The general tenor of Demo cratic campaigning was de rided Friday by Sen Thruc Black denies another stay to Chessman WASHINGTON UP Justice Black Saturday denied death cell author Caryl Chessman an other stay of execution so he could make his 14th appeal to the US Supreme Court This means Chessman still aces his next Friday date with THE EXPLOSION came after more than a year in which no atomic blasts had been an nounced by the other powers pending negotiations oa a test ban France had made plain however she did not fejtl bound by this gentlemens agree ment to ban tests Three hours after the bomb Defense Ministry was no radioac tive fallout in inhabited regions of the Sahara area The announcement said the power of thebomb was what had been expected It was under stood to be equal to about 20000 tons of strength of the first American Abombs to hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II The ministry said the trigger a farewell appearance a nationwide TV audience North Iowa Partly warmer Saturday night low 7vietCuban friendship 14 Mostly cloudy and warmer Sunday night lower 30s In creasing cloudiness and warm er Sunday Chance of rain or snow extreme west Sunday high in the 30s Outlook for cloudy and a little cooler northwest Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Sunday 2838 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday alifornias San Quentin prison gas chamber active A L Wirin a lawyer for last he American Civil Liberties Union last Tuesday mailed Black the request for a stay of execution He said then he would ask for a certificate of probable cause of appeal a ing device was made of a con ventional explosive Jet fighters penetrated the ra dioactive cloud sent up by the blast and tanks maneuvered across the desert to photograph the explosion site Several planes monitored the test from high al titudes and followed the radio dust scattered by the preliminary to a formal ap peal to the whoie nineman court ton B Morton of Kentucky the Republican national chair man To hear them tell it Mor ton said of the Democrats Russia has either overtaken us or is threatening to outstrip us in virtually every field of human endeavor Fortunately for the peace and security of the world Morton told a Lincoln Day din ner in New York the leaders of the Soviet Union know bet ter Kennedy attacked Republi can campaigning especially that of Vice President Richard M Nixon who has a clear to the Republican nomi nation BUT KENNEDY in his ad dress to the Californians cau tioned his party not to out Nixon Nixon because Mr Nixon is noted for personal abuse is no reason for our own cam paign to fellow suit be said CHESSMAN WAS sentenced to death in 1948 for kidnaping robbery and preverted assaults against two women He has been in death row nearly 12 years and has escaped seven earlier execution dates through various legal moves A new appeal by Chessman however will be considered by the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals Monday It will act on a plea that the court set aside last Mondays decision by Chief Judge Richard H Chambers who rejected an appeal by Chessman from a lower court ruling On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 Maroon Blue 5 Church News t Society NewsI Sports Comics Latest Markets 12 Mason City 1213 Building News 1415 North Iowa News ment was placed at different 3ots over the desert to test the fects of the blast Specially onstruclcd atomic shelters also ere tested French scientists fabricated ic bomb from plutonium rather SAME Maximum Minimum At 8 am 27 1 4 ONE STRANGE site was that t a warships superstructure mbedded in the desert by the rench navy The ministry said wide range of militaryequip Warmer trend on its way Temperatures dropped below the zero level at many places over Iowa Saturday morning but the Weather Bureau said warmer weather is on the way The mercury dipped to 10 de grees below zero at Sioux City Ottumwa reported 7 below and Council Bluffs 6 below Mason City had 1 above Burlington was the warmest however with an overnight low of 7 above The cold air was moving slow ly eastward Warmer southerly winds were expected to take over in the west Saturday to bring on the start of the milder weather This condition will en compass the state night and Sunday the Weather Bureau said LOUSY LOOT LONDON UPI Wholesal grocer John Fieet said he fel so sorry for the thieves who grabbed his briefcase Friday In told Friday night There are many people who say we are trying to disturb relations between Cuba and the United States How could we who arc trying to im prove relations with the United States try to spoil your relationi with them U S officials in Washington the trip as a Moscow propaganda move to capitalize on the low ebb of CubanAmeri can relations MIKOYAN ANNOUNCED reception earlier the USSR would be willing to supply Cuba with military planes If we arc asked he said we will sell planes to Cuba The Castro government has jeen trying to buy jet n the West for months Mikoyan said there had been no discussion of a resumption of diplomatic relations The only other positive result of Mikoyans visit was anoffi cial invitation to Castro to visit Moscow Castro told newsmen he plans to accept the invita tion but he set no date han U235 the fissionable form uranium They found they ould produce more plutonium rom their limited supply of ranium than they could obtain U235 The Sahara blast expected 3 have the following effects on iplomatic and military fronts 1 Strengthen DeGaulIes hand vhen he plays host to Soviet remier N i k i t a Khrushchev text month and during the French Presidents ensuing trip o London and Washington 2 MARK A BIG step toward iving France atomic capability although she wDl not have an appreciable nuclear punch until 1963 3 Boost the morale of French military leaders who have been1 sensitive a bo u t not having atomic weapons in their arsenal factor that could improve rench cooperation within the Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion The explosion will also go a ong way toward restoring the power of France in the councils of the of De Gaulles prime aims since he took power in 1958 The bomb was an allFrench effort The government had pre viously denied any foreign tech nicians were used The United States had furnished France with enriched plutonium but all this had gone into other atomic energy The only thing it contained was a cauliflower 10000 attend labor rally in Albert Lea ALBERT LEA members from all over the state took part Saturday in a rally in support of striking Wilson Co workers The rally at the arm ory drew an estimated 10000 union members and spectators Later in the day tons of canned goods were doled out to striking Albert Lea union workers at different locations throughout the community HELPER Little Susan Whitesell 5 Nora Springs has a sympathetic curl to her lower lip as she gives moral support to her sister Sheri 12 Sheri was one of 1638 entries in the annual Grade Schoo Music Festival held in Mason City Fiftyseven schools sent fourth fifth sixthseventh and eighth graders to play before judges at 16 centers Critic sheets and ribbons were delivered to the 57 band directors im mediately after their students finished play ing pictures on Page 3   

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