Mason City Globe Gazette, February 27, 1960

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 27, 1960

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited fw MM HMM VOL n CITY GLOBEGAZETTE h e Newspaper That Mokes All North lowans Neighbors United fnm MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27 IfeD HOME EDITION Me 119 Feb 29 a day to remember After all It comes only once every 4 years By DAVE DALE GlebeGazette Staff Writer Dont bother to set your alarm clock when you go to bed Sun day night Sleep late Monday Relax Let everything go So what if you lose your job or get booted from school Monday is one of those days there aint always one of in every year Why knock 3ourself out After all they never asked you for your say when they invented Feb 29 did they Three out of four years you only have to contend with 365 days Is it fair that in the fourth you have to be a drudge on a 366th too BETTER THAT you should use Monday for observing the aims of CLEFTNAH Citizens League for Establishing Febru ary TwentyNinth as an Amer ican How Let your whiskers grow Swim the channel or go birdwatching Enjoy life Make Feb 29 YOUR day Bake a cake Read a book Get your stamp collection or your canvas and oils out of the attic Convert your livingroom rug into a putting green Make pop corn Make fudge Sleep Make Feb 29 YOUR day SPREAD THE good word Tell your neighbor to stay away from the office to forget about mak ing money to have fun Per suade the Mafia to take the day the police a holiday too Play with your kids Make Feb 29 YOUR day And ifyou can arrange it get Despite demonstrations Argentina likes Ike MAR DEL PLATA Argen tina Eisenhower got another tumultuous wel come Saturday from a treat throng of Argentines at this scenic Atlantic beach resort Ile visited this gay city brief ly on his way across Argentina to a quiet weekend at Bari loche in the Andes Hundreds of thousands of vacationers turned out all along the route from the air port to the center of Mar del Plata The enthusiasm oC the re ception surpassed Jhat given the American President Fri day in Buenos Aires Eisenhower rode in an open car with Argentinas President Arturo Frondizi at his side Ending a visit to Buenos Aires marred by bombings be fore he arrived and Peronist and Socialist outbursts while he was hailed by a vast ma jority as a guest in the capital Eisenhower made the hour flight to Mar del Plata in his Columbine 111 This is a fashionable resort 230 miles southeast of Buenos Aires svhosc year around popu lation of 350000 swells to more than a million in the summer the season now prevailing sputh of the equator Argen tines call it The Pearl of the Atlantic Thousands of persons many of them dressed in bathing suits and beach clothes lined up on both sides of the ocean front drive leading to the pro vincial hotel Closed lines of bluejacketed policemen stood in front of the crowds Above the hotel a dozen gasfilled balloons held high in the air the flags of Ar gentina and the United Stales The weather was very warm and humid Small Argentine ami US paper flags were distribilled lo the crowds along the pa rade route US Secret Service men and Argentine officials had scur ried about checking security precautions as a result of the Buenos Aires incidents The Presidents brief appearances there Saturday morning how ever were without incident Eisenhower wore a dark blue suit and a brown straw hat for his look at Mar Del Plata a thriving seaport and fishing center whose develop ment as a resort was encour aged by exdiclator Juan D Pcron during a quarrel with neighboring Uruguay to com pete with Uruguays inviting beaches Police kept the crowd on the rim of the plaza as Eisenhow er bareheaded laid a rwreath at the monument of Gen Jose dc San Martin Argentinas national hero Usually the public is permitted to watch such ceremonies at close range About 500 Socialist demon strators tore drwn U S flags Friday night in the heart of the capital The demonstrators burned one American flag and surged through the capitals streets Friday night after a political rally They ripped down ban ners that had been hung from buildings in honor of the vis iling US chief of state married or have your next youngun Monday Just think of all the money you can save in 1961 1962 and 1963 and again in 1965 1966 etc No anniversary present for your wife and no birthday toys for the kiddie til 1964 You too can help retail sales plummet WHERE DID Feb 29 come from anyhow No the extra day wasnt in vented by Madison Avenue It had its origin amid considerable confusion all about 2000 years ago The ancients it seems were in an even worse pickle than we are today Up until Julius Cae sars time calendars were so fouled up that in some years the Fourth of July would have come in November Nobody however had invented that day at the time Anyway in 43 BC Caesar in troduced the Julian calendar to the world As has todays Gre gorian calendar Big Julies project gave every year 365 days except for the fourth which had 366 giving the sun a chance to catch up with us Blh CAESAR still hadnt completely untangled the mess so in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII had to make a few more ad justments in the calendar He lopped a few days off October that year and abolished Feb 29 for centesimal years not divis ible by 400 such as 1700 1800 and But he saved Feb 29 for the other years divisible by four and thats what were still try ing to live with today Businessmen yell about it Lawmakers scream for calen dar reform People who com pute interest insurance work ing days and pay checks break down in tears every Leap Year But no one seemingly really DOES anything about it AND THIS obviously leaves FINGERSHER RING Like any woman in love Princess Margaret ad mires her fiance Antony Armstrong Jones while fingering her elaborate Admires her ring HP Photoiax engagement ring Thisis the first photo of the two since the big surprise an nouncement Princess radiant Britons await wedding this spring Approve 24hour debate Civil Rights marathon set FROM OUR WIRE SKRVICES Lyndon B Johnson deliberately chal lenging the dem onstrated Friday lie has the vot ing strength to keep the Senate in roundtheclock sessions as a speedup move in the civil rights fight Johnson initiated and won by a 67 to 10 margin the first test vote since floor debate began on Feb 15 on the controversial leg islation He took action after the Southerners refused to agree lo any voluntary deadline for end ing general debate so key voting on the bill could begin LONDON ft Princess Mar garet wore her engagement ring Saturday a ruby surrounded by diamonds set in the shape of a flower She was happy as she admired it at the royal lodge at nearby Windsor with the dashing young man she will this spring society photogra pher Antony ArmstrongJones 29yearold commoner Heads close together they stood on the grounds of the lodge watching the bright sun west of London as the weekend guest of Queen Elizabeth the queen mother who happily an nounced the betrothal of her youngest daughter Friday night Margaret shared her joy with the Queen Mother who obvious ly was amused by the furore her surprise announcement caused throughout the world The secret has been kept su perbly by mother and daughter and by the young man involved In the wielter of speculation as to Margarets future the shine make ihe ruby gleam a w IL hriiiijm rorf kccn society photographer who brilliant red Red for long hap piness said members of the household Princess Margaret was 29 last Aug 21 ARMSTRONGJONES was at the royal lodge about 30 miles the door gaping wide for CLEFTNAH Take a holiday from drudgery Espouse the cause of the Citi zens League for Establishing February TwentyNinth as an American Holiday Make Feb 29 YOUR day Take a 24hour break Snooze in front of the fireplace Smoke a pipe Knit What am I going to do Mon day Me I gotta go to work MISS DRAKE DES MOINES WVMiss June Flint 21 daughter of Mr and Mrs W L Flint Glenwood Fri day night was named Miss Drake of 1960 Mercury skids all over Iowa 16 at Atlantic Temperatures around Iowa plummeted to as low as 16 de grees below zero at Atlantic Sat urday morning Sibley reported 12 below Other overnight lows included 7 below at Sioux City 6 below at Spencer and 3 below at Mason City The highest low was a warm 3 aboveat Davenport A cloud cover Saturday night was due to keep temperatures rom falling farther than from zero to 12 above The outlook calls for light snow in southern Iowa Simday continued cold weather and scat ered light snow over the state on Monday DIVORCED IMMOBILE DES MOINES Lewis Howard Henderson is now sepa rated from his wife and the two front wheels of his car Hender son was awarded the car in a divorce action But the wheels ived in an arty Pimlico studio was never mentioned BRITISH SOCIAL c i r c I t s those closest to the royal family were flabbergasted Doz ens of highly eligible aristocrats had surrounded the dainty prin cess but she gave her heart lo the astonishment of all lo They were awarded to his wife AP Photofax the young man who didnt seem to be in the running ArmstrongJones occupied one of the six guest rooms in the stone and stucco lodge and he had to be up early because im portant guests were exepected Staid Brilain continued to whirl with delight over the en gagement announcement Margaret will keep her posi tion as fourth in line of succes sion lo the throne following the queens three children The larriagc will boost the prin ess annual government income rom 9000 pounds to 5000 pounds The nation hailed it as a real cap year love match for the pretty princess who once for sook romance for duty with predictions lhat her choice this ime would strengthen demo cratic ties between the royal amily and the people THE BETROTHAL even sur prised Dr Geoffrey Fisher the Anglican archbishop of Canler niry but the British primate vas described as very pleased wilh Ihe news It was the arch ishop that Margaret had con sulted before renouncing her ovc for divorced Group Capt Peter Townsend in October 1055 No wedding date has been set 3ut the colorful ceremony prob ably will be held this spring or summer avoiding what would lave been spinsterish overtones to Margarets 30th birthday on Aug 21 The vivacious princess met SOUTHERNERS c hided John son for setting up a straw wilh his parliamentary test vote In fact eight South ern foes of civil rights voted with Johnson on the rest pre sumably in an effort to mini mize the significance of the Tex ans viclory Bui even without their help Johnson had the votes lo en dorse indirectly his plans to keep the Senale in night and day operation in a drive to get action on the bill Although Southerners claimed Johnson won only a hollow vic tory he said the vote meant a majority of the Senate con curred in his call for 24hour sessions starling Monday AP Photorax A HAPPY ENDING Johnny Clark 11 Dallas Tex hugs his new pup a 6weekold registered Bel gium sheep dog to bring a happy ending to an other wise sad day Authorities ordered Johnny to return a beagle hound to the person who lost it six months ago Stories about Johnnys sorrow brought a quick response and hechose the little black bundle fur from dozens of offers Indonesia gets credit from Reds BOGOR Indonesia MVSoviet He pointedout that some Nikita Khrushchev Sal hours of debate will have bcenlurday agreed to extend Indo devoted to the first part of the pending rights bill He added that the Senate leadership in cluding GOP leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois felt mem bers should slay in session un til we reach a vote if we can reach a vote JOHNSON BROUGHT tht test by moving that the Senate ad journ Monday at 5 pm then clearly declaring he was voting against the motion By voting ncsia a Soviet credit of S250 mii down motion he said he WOMANS Rep Lucia Cormier 48 Rumford Maine will seek the Demo cratic nomination for the U S Senate seat held by Republi can Margaret Chase Smith Louann Marie who brought the Winning the nomination could suit She said he borrowed the wheels from her father and nevergave them back result in the nations first Senate race between two wom en Arm strongJones at a Mayfair party early in 1958 a little more than two years after her dra malic break wilh Townsend who married a Belgian photog rapher last December ArmslrongJones had been seen frequenlly with the royal family during recent months But everyone assumed he was only in the role of a favorite royal photographer ArmstrongJones 29 is only five months older than Mar garet and not much taller than the 51 princess Slim and fair haired he is known for a good sense of humor Senate was putting itself on rec ord as favoring continuous ses sions The Texan laler told newsmen the vole also would absolve Scnalc leaders from charges by some Southerners that they would be at fault if any mem bers fell ill because of Ihe siren uous schedule ahead I do not want to have the blood on my hands thai I made a decision not in accord wilh the majority of the Senate Johnson commented SAME IOWA SAFKII DtlAKtMKM FIGURE i WhIU tiff meaij truffle M on a high Indonesian source iscloscd The Soviet leader and Indoncs an President Sukarno reached peedy agreement in an 85min le conference al Ihe Presidents ummer palace here FOREIGN MINISTER Suban rio told newsmen that the ioviet Union also would build one or two nuclear reactors for eaceful purposes under the Iready existing Soviet credit of 118 million reached in 1956 He said Indonesias dispute vith Communist China over the North Iowa Increasing cloudi ness Saturday night and Sun day Conlinued cold Low Sat urday night 3 below to 3 above High Sunday 18 to 23 owa Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with lighl snow likely southwest portion Sunday Little change in be low normal temperatures ex cept not so cold Saturday night Lows Saturday night 5 below zero to 10 above Highs Sunday 14 to 24 Outlook for and cloudy with scattered light snow Minnesota Continued cold Highs Sunday 1020 GlobeGazelle weather data up lo 8 am Salurday Demand solons apology Churchmen deny charge NEW YORK fP Six lead ing Protestant churchmen have demanded that Rep Francis E Walter DPa apologize and re tract what they termed his un true statement charging Com munist infiltration of churches Walter responded by inviting the church leaders to appear before the House Committee on unAmerican Activities of which he is chairman The church leaders also called on Air Force Secretary Dudley C Sharp Friday to repudiate and forbid reissuance in any form of the false and slanderous charges contained in a with drawn Air Force manual IN RESPONSE to Walters in two of the church lead ers said Ihcy would be coopera tive with any agency of the government that is sincerely trying to get at the truth of the allegations The demand in telegrams to Walter and Sharp came from leaders of the United Presby t e r i a n Methodist Episcopal Congregational Christian and Reformed churches Their mem berships total nearly 18 million An Air Force manual pre pared at Lackland Air Force Base Tex said a number of church leaders had proCommu nist affiliations The manual was repudiated by Defense Sec retary Thomas S Gates Jr aft er a protest from the National Council of Churches The Coun cil represents 38 million mem bers in 33 Protestant and East ern Orthodox churches AFTER TESTIMONY Thurs day before the committee Sharp told newsmen I have been asked whether I testified that all charges were true The an swer is no The manual was withdrawn without any deter mination as to whether charges were false or true The committee then released a transcript of the hearing in which Sharp when asked wheth er he was in accord with statements in the manual rt Maximum Minimum At 8 am 23 3 4 plied I am yes Walter said after the hearing he thought the charges were true resettlement of rural businessmen was n o 1 dis cussed Another Indonesian source aid Khrushchev and Sukarno explored the possibility of mili ary aid in the future but nolh ng definite was decided SUBANDRIO SAID that he and Soviet Foreign Minister An drei Gromyko also agreed on a cultural accord and that they expected to iron out terms on the economic agreement and a joint declaration by Sunday Subandrio said the talks had been smooth sailing Asked if there were any conditions at tached to the economic credit he said with a smile we have lo pay them back The credits would be repayable over a long period of lime he added The present Soviet aid to Indo of it still is about one fifth the United States total lo date funera Girls on their own OKLAHOMA CITY R Two little girls were sighted en a street Friday carrying the body of their infant sister and old officers they were searching for a funeral The girls 13 and 8 said they had been alone at home with two other brothers and sisters since their mother left several days ago to buy groceries Detective E B Meals said the infant apparently died Wed nesday from exposure and malnutrition He said the 13year old told him she gave the babys body a bath dressed her in fresh clothing and started the hunt for a funeral home Meals said whereabouts of the parents was not yet known G I Emmett Youth Bureau officer said the father had not reported to work since Feb 13 He wasem ployed at nearby Yukon by a motor company Meals quoted the older girl as saying Id been Mvinf baby something to eat and she hadnt waked up The girl told Meals she had been ordered by her not to accept aid from anyone She said she had teM ne ene ef the trouble She said she had fed the children en pie crust fee two days ;

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