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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The Newspaper That Mokes AH North lowons Neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 2 1960 Copy Paper Consists of Two No 174 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pm Sunda WOI AMES 610 pm Tnesda WTAD Quincy 330 pm Thu WSUI Iowa City 930 am Sa A prophet looks over his shoulder THE INTEREST AROUSED i Latin America by Presiden Eisenhowers flying visit ther earlier this year caused me t do a little checking up on m own reports from the land South of Panama Just before our en try into World War II I did a threemonths factfinding mis sion in Panama Colombia Ecuador Peru Chile Argen tina Uruguay Brazil and Trini dad My reports reflected a brash ness that has I think prettj well disappeared from m makeup through the mere pass ing of almost 20 years Time does have a way of eroding the kind selfconfidence tha showed up in my 100 column length articles Curiously enough however the observations and predictions I made in 1941 wouldnt be too much out of line today They have stood the test of time great deal better than a lot of my observations and predic tions both before and since that time with respect to domestic politics and economics ITS FOR THIS REASON that Jve decided to dip into the book which contains the 100 articles here referred to You know without my telling you that I probably wouldnt be pursuing this course if what I found in my earlier writings was of a nature designed to make me look pretty bad in the prophets role Generally speaking the back ward look or post mortem if youll pardon the term is a bit dangerous Thats because of the nature of our tasks com menting on and interpreting the passing show we are apt to reach some conclusions on too limited evidence The historian steps in when the show is over but the editor often sounds off during the first act My one overriding impres sion about South America that its people are human be ings possessed of all the hope and aspirations known to us in the United States That they re mostly darker complexioned that they speak a different Ian guage Spanish mostly bu Portuguese in tha their living standards and their level of education are patently below ours does not mean tha they are in any sense an in ferior people In short there just isnt any thing about South America along these lines that couldn be corrected by a good dose of education This Ill come back to later HERE I should make it clear that I was on a factfinding mis sion not a good will mission I was free to go where a wanted see whom I wanted and reporl the facts or what I assumed to be facts exactly as I found them When I came home and re ported rather bluntly that South America was without a true de mocracy some were disposed to look askance at the observation Others felt that even though it were true it was something better left unsaid It would of fend those sensitive Latins In the tinrolling of historys parchment in the 19 years since that marvelous odyssey none of my conclusions or predictions has been more abundantly borne out than this one I may even have understated it There not only wasnt any thing resembling democracy in South America our kind of democracy I mean there wasnt and isnt a chance of such a government springing up so long as only 1 out of 4 Continued on 2 North Iowa Partly cloudy through Tuesday with widely scattered showers Locally cooler Monday night and Tuesday Lows Monday night 38 to 48 Highs Tuesday 64 to 74 Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with widely scattered showers north por tion lows 38 to 48 north i8 to 54 south Highs Tuesday 64 to 74 north 74 to 78 south Outlook for tered showers little tempera ture change Fiveday Iowa Temperatures for the week will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal Day time highs will range in the lower 60s Lows will be around 40 Cooler about Wednesday and again Friday Precipi tation will average about one inch occurring week late in the Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Highs Tuesday GlobeGazette weather dat up to 8 am Monday Maximum 66 Minimum 44 At 8 am 54 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 63 GlobeGazette weather dat up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 46 Minimum 30 Reds have fling on May Day sol ews in a utsheEI EOM OUR WIRE SERVICES SEMINOLE Okla David H Hack Hen derson 40yearcld re tired Air Force Major who was held for 38 days in a Hungarian prison has been fatally injured when his truck slammed into an embankment Henderson was the pilot of a C47 which was forced down Nov 19 1951 He and three air men with him were ac cused of violating Hun garys borders to drop spies FRANKFORT Ky Fire has destroyed the gymnasium of Kentucky State College where stu dent demonstrations had harassed the faculty the past four days HAVANA Cuban Premier Fidel Castro says his nation has friends throughout the world who would help fight what he termed US aggression WASHINGTON President Eise n h o w e r has asked members of the u S Chamber of Commerce to stump for prudence in federal spending and to turn a deaf ear to politicallyin spired proposals for big ger spending programs WASHINGTON A congressional investiga tor has testified that TV disc jockey Dick Clark told him he shelled out payola to other disc jock eys because these were the facts of life in the record business But Berlin still thorn By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Russians marched diers tanks and rockets through Moscows Red Square Tokyo demonstrators hanged P r e s i dent Eisenhower and Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi in effigy Cubans thronged by the thou sands into Havana to hail Prime Minister Fidel Castro Carnival reigned in Peiping Red Chinas capital IN THESE AND other cities millions turned out Sunday to celebrate May Day Parades rallies and speeches marked the holiday a foreign equivalent of the Labor Day hat the United States and Cana da observe the first Monday in ieptember Jackbooted troops and ar mored units of Communist Eas Germanys 110000man army marched through East Berlin in a parade that U S British and French commandants in West Berlin declared in a state ment to be a threat to public order Mayor Willy Brandt of Wes Berlin drew cheers from 700000 West Berliners at a rally in front of the old Reichstag build ing with defiance of Sovie threats to the city and a call on the Western Allies to remain until Germany is reunited HERE STAND and live men who have shown that they de serve the right of selfdetermi nation Brandt said The Tokyo hanging of Eisen hower and Kishi in effigy wafe staged by one union at a rally whose dominant theme was op position to parliamentary rati ication of the revised U S Japan security treaty The Russian parade drew ap plause from the crowded stands There was no display however of the frightening new weapons vhich Premier Nikita Khrush chev advertised in a speech to he Supreme Soviet last Janu ary SAME FOR THE FIRST time since 957 some of the bigger Russian were shown But none appeared of intercontinental or even intermediate range All he weapons paraded have ap peared before There were celebrations too n parts of Western Europe afin America and much of the Orient 9000 miles is goal of next Atlas rocket test WASHINGTON U soon will attempt to fire an Vtlas intercontinental ballistic missile a record 9000 miles rom Florida past the southern p of Africa the Pentagon said Monday No date for the launching was given but it was understood the attempt might be made this week The Defense Department said the Union of South Africa has been notified of preparations for the shot The longest shot to date for a US rocket is about 6500 miles Russias latest missile test in the Pacific covered 7800 miles inhales CHESSMANS LUCK RUNS OUT Caryl Chess mans 12year fight to escape the California gas chamber has ended with the dropping of potassium cyanide pellets into a bucket of sulphuric acid under AP Photofax the death chair photo at The fatal fumes thus ended a fantastic parade of legal maneuvers that kept Chessman alive for more than a decade and aroused public opinion the world over Burlington services interrupted en returns to church BURLINGTON W A Cedar Rapids man left a re ligious service in Burlington Sunday to rescue a Burling ton boy from the Mississippi River Then he changed his clothes and returned to tne service Lowell Rohs the Cedar New clash Turkey ISTANBUL Turkey OP For eign ministers of the North At antic Treaty Organi z a t i o n meeting within the confines o city under martial law Mon ay endorsed Western proposal n disarmament to be put i he Soviet Union at the summit As the ministers convened thousands of Turks most o them university students clashed with soldiers within sight of the conference building Istanbuls modernistic City Hall in a new demonstration agains Premier Adnan Menderes gov ernment There were apparently onlj minor casualties Soldiers used rifle butts to herd the students back and some bared bayonets On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society91011 Sports News 1314 Latest Markets 16 Mason City News 1617 News Quiz 19 Comics 21 North Iowa News28 HUNTING VICTIM STANTON W Carl Edwin Clausson 44 was accidentally killed Sunday while he was hunting pigeons in a barn on his farm near here News Quiz on page 79 Abreast of the times Something for nothing Weil not really It will take a couple of minutes of your time and a little hard thinking But in return youll get some fun something to think about during the day and a chance to prove to yourself that youre abreast of the news We mean of course the weekly News Quiz which youll find on page 19 This quick and simple test not only is fun its one of the best ways we know of to check on your knowledge of the historymaking news of today The News Quiz is part of the educational program of the GlobeGarotte which also sponsors weekly news filmstrip for some 56 schools in our area Answers to the qbiiz are on Page 20 Rapids man lost a watch in saving Henry Jackson 11 a son of Mrs Elwood Jackson and the boy lost a treasured Indian head penny belonging to his brother Neither Rohs nor young Henry suffered se rious aftereffects Henry accompanied by Terry Bridgman also 11 went to the river to fish They crossed by a plank from the bank to a barge moored in front of the Memorial Auditorium where the serv ice was being held then jumped to a second barge there to try their fishing skills They gave up a couple of hours later and decided to return home Terry made the return trip the same way he had gone out But young Henry decided to try to re turn hand over hand on a cable which he thought was tied to the barges Midway between the barges the cable dropped into the water Henry held on and at tempted to climb up the cable but he couldnt He dropped into the water Ill go get somebody Terry shouted to Henry and ran to the auditorium banquet room where a nondenomina tional service was in prog ress Theres a boy in the river Terry yelled to those attend ing the quiet service Rohs 29 and the father of three children rushed to the river bank I knew the in the water about five min utes He touched my coat and I told him not to cling to me I held him by the arm and pulled him 200 feet to shore Then I had to borrow some dry clothes before I could re turn to the service current had Caponi to head Iowa barbers FORT MADISON UPi Caponi Mason City was elected president M J Monday fumes Lastsecond bids denied FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES SAN QUENTIN Calif Chessman went to his death in the San Quen tin Prison gas chamber Monday with a smile on his lips The condemned sex terrorist who had staved off execution for 12 years died a few moments before a federal judge was pre paring to give a 30minute stay to hear a final appeal from his attorney and just after the United States and California Su preme courts had rejected ap peals The potassium cyanide pellets dropped into the acid in the ap plegreen death chamber at am CST and Chess man was pronounced dead at JUST AS THE fatal fumes rose the 38yearold Chessman managed a laugh almost a chuckle Chessman condemned on two counts of kidnaping with bodily harm in Los Angeles lovers lanes in 1948 took a deep breath as the fumes rose Then his head went halfway back and stayed tilted back for several seconds with the mouth wide open as he got his first whiff of the patrid peachblossom odor His black hair was neatly combed and he wore a white shirt open at the throat At am a little over 5 minutes after the pellets had dropped his shoulders quivered slightly He had entered the chamber at am preceded by one guard and followed by three others The 60 witnesses jammed in front of the thick windows of the death chamber were silent Hardly a breath stirred HE WAS strapped to tha chair smiled thinly and said goodbye to the guards Chessman turned to the right of thelooking straight into the faces WOO LLU j u Iowa State Assn of Journeymen several reporters who knew him and winked He repeatedly Barbers in closing business ofmade ip movementSi apparent the groups 42nd annual convenjiy saying It OK its all him Eohs related I took jtion John Anderson Sioux Cityiright and its a tight strap off my glasses overcoat and was elected secretarytreasurer He said he would die like a shoes and dived in The wa ter was cold Henry had been TELLS HIS STORY Jerry Rankin admits to Ottumwa policemen that he shot and wounded three men within 150 feet of the Ottumwa police station Rau The 1961 convention will be held gentleman with dignity and in Burlington ne dlti Gov Edmund G Brown let Chessman go to his death be j cause he believed the laws of the state took priority over his opposition to capital pun jishment I The governor heard the news icf Chessmans death over a di Irect hot line from San Quen tin prison Even as Chessman died his attorneys George T Davis and Rosalie Asher were in the chambers of District Judge Lou is E Goodman in San Francis so seeking a stay so they could appeal to the US Supreme Court The state supreme court and the US Supreme Court ear lier Monday had denied last ditch requests for a stay IT WAS TOO fate Good man said There just wasnt time He said he would have asked for a half hours delay if Davis and Miss Asher had been on time Goodmans secretary Celeste Hickey got the number of San Quentin from Goodmans law clerk Edward Evanson She miscopied the number and only got four digits instead of five She dialed those four numbers jat am then had to re jdial It took a full minute for jthe call to get through at am At San Quentin more than 50 persons including movie star Marlon Brandospent the chilly night outside the gates Brando jsaid the tide against capital i punishment is in fully swing MORE THAN 500 letters and telegrams a day were received in the governors office front around the world Appeals for Chessman came from such not ables as Dr Albert Schweitzer kin holds his left hand to an injury on his head and his ripht hand is blood stained from n cut Rankin claims self defense Story on page f i   

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