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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME VOL The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors ind Prejj International Full Ltttf Wire MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 16 I960 7c a Copy Pipcr Condsli ot Two One No 141 Massive hunt off Eastern Coast for missing freighter NORFOLK Va A small Lebanese freighter with a crew of 23 told the Coast Guard it was sinking Saturday of Virginias eastern shore More than 11 hours later a plane spotted what could be survivors as an everwidening search continued At am thecrew of the 329foot Ethel C said it was abandoning ship about 19 miles off shore The first distress signals received by the Coast Guard at am indicated the ship bound for Newport News was taking water The Coast Guard said weather in the area was clear and calm and there was no indication of what caused the trouble The word was that the ships pumps couldnt cope with water coming into the holds Egg roll I an ancient u I custom LI White House fo be picnic ground Faster Monday Easter Monday an old European folk custom conv erts the White House lawn into Washingtons favorite picnic ground Youngsters engage in the game of egg rolling or pace egging as it is known in Eng land The idea is to roll hard boiled rainbowcolored Easter eggs against each other on a greensward or slope The own er of an uncracked egg becomes winner but the rollicking play ers seem neither to know the exact rules nor to care Even the origin of egg roll ing is obscure the National Geographic Society says The egg is an ancient worldwide symbol of new life thus a proper thing to be decorated given as a gift and eaten as food at Christianitys Eastertide It is possible that egg rolling began to commemorate the rolling of the stone from the sepulcher of the risen Christ EGG ROLLING has been prac ticed in Europe particularly in Germany and the northern counties of England for cen turies German children also occasionally roll oranges at Easter time In medieval Baut zen a division of Saxony adults gather on hilltops to trundle eggs oranges and other treats down into the eager bands of their children Pace egging remains a part of country life in England The word pace incidentally does The American tanker Esso Lexinton first vessel to reach the scene found no trace of the Etthel C or crew AT LEAST four Coast Guard surface vessels sped to the area from along the East Coast Four Coast Guard and Navy planes took to the air The 2847 ton vessel left New York City last Thursday with a cargo of 382 tons of scrap iron After Newport News the next port of call was to be Rotter dam Lack of wreckage the Coast Guard added indicated that in the confusion the sinking vessel might have given a false posi tion and be elsewhere in the area NO PASSENGERS were re ported aboard the freighter New York agents for the ves Rolmer Gehrig Ship ping the crew was composed largely of Greek sea men The captain was listed as Dio medes Caravias 37 a natural ized American citizen of Greek origin The radio officer was identified as Thomas Gibson 28 of Great Britain A spokesman for the agents said the ship built in Britain in 1943 was valued at about S150 000 and that the cargo was worth about 8130000 Hail storms roam over all of Iowa Severe storms marched across much of Iowa Saturday drop ping hail as large as baseballs in the section around Monroe The Weather Bureau said the storm was heading toward New US prepares aircraft to snare capsule VANDENBKRG A KB Calif Recovery teams began mov ng into position off Hawaii Saturday to attempt to catch a ilummcting miniature space man capsule that was supposed o be launched 200 miles u earth from the Discoverer XI he The heavily instrumented capsule was planned to be ejected rom tlie 17foot lung satellite on its 17lh pass over the about 5 pm If everything worked as planned the orange cratesized cap sulc would be triggered from tlie satellite over the North Pole The satellite launched from this coastal base would be traveling al 18000 miles auj hour at that time Most glorious holiday of all Its Easter the world over It would be if successful the first recovery of anything from orbit around the world as far as free world intelligence knows The recovery Air Force C110 Flying Boxcars and two Navy ships manned by deep sea divers were scheduled to make the recovery in a ISO by 50 miles area southwest of Ha waii THE 300POUND capsule af ter being separated from the satellite through explosive bolU and springs will be fired to the South into a long curve tra jectory by a couple of small rockets When the capsule reaches ap proximately lODUO feel above the Pacific a on by the drag caused when the capsule entered the heavier at open a para chute THE PARACHUTE should ower the capsule slowly scrv ng to keep it in a possible pick ip zone longer and also to give the airplanes a bigger target The airplanes trail the trapeze like snare with which they hope to catch the parachute and cap sule If the planes should miss am the capsule falls into the water two Navy ships standing by wil try and fish it out The capsule withelectronic gea to sample the environment man must learn to live with if he i to venture into de signed to float Discoverer XI was the 18th US earth satellite successfully placed in space and the third succssfully launched in 11 days Russia has four known success fill satellites N ews in a utshell JOHANNESHURG South Africa The South African not refer to speed in this con notation it is a corruption of Pasch a Easter Biblical term for The famed egg roll in the na tions capital started before the Civil War One authority on holidays believes the custom grew out of Sunday school pic nics and parades held at Easter Another authority says it sup p o s e d 1 y was introduced by President Madisons wife IN EARLY YEARS the young sters rolled their eggs on grassy terraces below the Capitol An old account states At first the children sit sedately in long rows each has brought a bas ket of gaycolored hardboiled eggs and those on the upper terraces send them rolling to the line on the next below and these pass on the ribbonlike streams to other hundreds at the foot who scramble for the hopping eggs and hurry panting to the top to start them down again And as the sport warms those on the top who have rolled all the eggs they brought finally roll themselves shrieking with laughter When Washingtons young population grew too large for the Capitol grounds the spaciou south lawn of the White House was made available The ritual has been observec annually except during and after the Civil War the two World Wars and the postwar ton and Marshalltown and oth ers were driving northeastward through Guthrie and Dallas counties The large hail that hit Monroe Reportedly knocked down some power lines The Weather Bureau said an other storm was northwest of Perry moving toward Boone and numerous minor disturb ances hit the general area of central Iowa A 10minute BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christians around the world prepared Saturday for the joy ous celebration of the Resur rection of the Savior Jesus Christ Worshippers will celebrate with prayer song and reverent exaltation the most glorious Christian holiday of all Eas ter Sunday Wherever there exists the sign of the Cross the reverent will make their way to moun hail storm hit Clemme shortly before noon caving hailstones about the size of marbles Mason City was pelted with smaller ice nuggets a few minutes later The Weather Bureau pre viously had said there would be taintop altars to v a I 1 e y shrines to outdoor arenas and tochurches ringing with the happiness of psalms Wherever they gather Christendom men of all colors races will hailthe risen Christ Christian communities ob served the solemn Good Fri day ritual commemorating Christs betrayal passion and death In Jerusalem soldiers of peace walked the way of the Cross Troops of the United Nations emergency force were among the 12000 pilgrims who followed the heavy wooden crosses on the route Jesus look from his trial to his cru cifixion and burial In Rome Pope John XXIII commemorating Christs death on Calvary walked in stock inged feet and knelt to kiss a cross The Pontiff bowed his head while a preacher described the suffering of Roman Catho licsin Communist lands as an immense and solemn Good Friday passion that has been intensified and pro longed in a Good Friday message for America the Pope wished for peace and prosperity and expressed hope for a just and lasting concord between people all Russian industry outpacing US WASHINGTON New sta no rain on Easter Day but later it said lowans would do well to L tistics show that Soviet indus raincoats or umbrellas handy to guard their Easter finery Temperatures will continue mild Highs Saturday and Sun day are due to be in the 60s and reconstruction House of the White THE WHITE HOUSE egg roll is an allday affair No adults are admitted unless accom panied by a child A newspaper account of a recent roll summed up the usual events succinctly When the gates were opened at 9 thousands poured into the grounds There was some egg rolling some egg throwing and some oldfashioned picnicking which included egg eating The Marine Band entertained The weather mostly sunny in thr morning was fine The usual number of children got lost a faster pace in 1960 than Amer ican output lower 70s Top readings Friday were as high as 80 degrees in Dos Moines and as low as 68 at Dubuque and Spencer Mason City had a balmy 76 Prints obtained in park slaying case OTTAWA III Investiga tors worked Saturday on their biggest break so far in the Starved Rock triple murder case bloody fingerprints on the clothing of two of the buldgeoned society matrons Authorities be lieve the prints belong to the killer If they can be officials think they can will be compared with every set of prints on record 14 cars derailed south of Dubuque DUBUQUE tfl Fourteen cars of an Illinois Central freight train piled into the bottoms along Catfish Creek two miles south of here early Saturday when a bridge collapsed No one was killed or injured The picture has prompted Un dersecrctary of State Douglas Dillon to warn that the Russians will catch up with the United States in the economic race unless we bestir ourselves Figures released in Washing ton and Moscow Friday showed 1 For the second straight month industrial production was down in the United States The Federal Reserve Board in dex for March was 1 per cent lower than theindex for Feb On the inside Editorials 4 Church News 89 Society News 10 Comics 11 Sports 1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 lruar Clear Lake News 18 The March index however Building News 1819 jsUn was 5Pcr cent higher than North Iowa News22 level of March 1959 2 Soviet industry had exceed ed its targets for thefirst Ihm DES MOINES UPI Iowa months of I960 The govern UNMARKED CARS highway patrol radar speed de tection crews will soon be using unmarked cars Iowa Safety Commissioner Donald M Stat ion said Friday ments Central Statistical Boarc reported that JanuaryMarcl ndustrial production this yea 11 per cent higher than SAME IOWA SAKEll OKIARTMENT FIGURES TALKS OPEN RAIN RANGOON Burma Com munist Chinese Premier Chou Enlai and Prime Minister U Nu open leisurely talks Saturday amid reports the Burmese lead r may offer to mediate the MEANWHILE the 1700pound satellite carrying important instruments will continue its polar orbit The satellite is expected to stay aloft about 10 days Closest point to the earth on the satellites Irips around the earth is 380 miles at its farthest point and 109 at its closest Fridays rocket was boosted by a Douglas Thor intermediate range missile The Lockheed Agcna second stage ignited few minutes later then streaked south to begin whirling around the Earths poles Jorth Iowa Considerable cloudiness w i t h occasional showers and thunderstorms through Sunday Lows Satur day night 45 to 52 Colder Sunday highs 55 to 60 Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Sunday with scat tered showers and thunder storms Saturday night con tinuing east portion Sunday Locally heavy rains of one inch or more southeast Sat urday night Not quite so co northwest Saturday night lows 40 to 50 northwest and 50 t 60 southeast Colder Sunday 46 to 54 northwest am 54 to 62 southeast Outlook for to partly cloudy and a little warmer Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Sunday 4555 JanuaryMarch totals a year ago Dillon concluded that the Rus sians were expanding at an an nual rate of 8 per cent while the United States was increasing its production at a rate of 4 per cent Dillon said Russia has boasted to the world they intend to surpass US economic produc tion It will of course take them many years to make good their boast Dillon said But catch up they we redouble our efforts GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 76 33 50 03 77 45 FATAL FALL GRIKNELL wi Elmer Ire land Grinnci was killed Fr day when he fell through a hoi in a roof of a building he wa helping to tear down government has threatened to banish Negro workers to na tive reserves in the remote interior if they join the stay home strike called for next week LINCOLN board of Air Force officers investi gated the crash of a KC97 tanker plane The propellerdriven plane skid ded off a runway while taking off and burst into flames All of llu 24 persons aboard the huge plane escaped serious in jury WALLA WALLA Washington Stale Prison offi cers cut down with blazing gunfire two of five convicts who had overpowered three guards in a bold attempt to escape my husband dies I want to die too Edna Harrison told police as they waited for an ambulance to take her husband Benny 75 to a hospital Then suddenly Mrs Harrison 74 collapsed apparently of a heart attack Both she and her husband were taken to receiving hospi tal and both were dead on ar rival NEWARK N J Three hundred persons are homeless from a coal yard blaze that fired 21 dwellings in a four block nrca WASHINGTON Union President James R Hoffa accused U S District Judge F Dickinson Letts of personal bias and prejudice in pressing a corruption clean up drive against the Team sters Hoffa filed papers aimed CHARLIE IS 71 VEVY Switzerland lie Chaplin celebrated his 71st birthday here Saturday with his at disqualifying Letts from any further handling of the tangled legal case involving an attempt by Lettsappointed monitors to oust Hoffa from the unions leadership 3 TOTS DROWN FRIENDSHIP Wis UPI Three children drowned but a fourth saved himself Friday when their homemade boat sank 35yearold wife Oona and theirin five feet of water in a swamp ed ChinaIndia border disputeiseven children Ipond created by melting snow AP Photpfax HARRYS A BABYSITTER Re charges Clifton Truman Daniel member the give em hell Harry Tru and William Wallace Daniel 11 months man of political days Now hes a mild HST is visiting at his daughter Margar mannered baby sitter for his grandchil ets home in New York while she and dren and loving every minute of it The her husband Clifton Daniel are in former President shows off his two Europe
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