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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 20 1960 Copy Thu Paper ConslsU rt Two SettioasSertioB Ha I New first 8 lady will I I have fun White House can be renovated to suit her WASHINGTON Winning the United States presidency carries a pleasant adjunct the right and the wherewith to refurbish the White House The next siege of interior dec orating must await election re turns and the arrival and sug gestions of the 1961 presidential family Meantime a bill provid ing for the job is under way in Congress Included is for repainting the White House exterior a chore that permits no imaginative flight in color thus can be done when ever needed ACTUALLY THE decor of part of the executive mansion is now outside the province of its residents says the National Ge ographic Society Since the 1902 renovation when the main floor was restored to early 19thcen tury elegance any changes have required authorization by offi cially appointed commissions On the other hand the buildings living quarters except for the historic Lincoln bedroom and the Rose Room where visiting Royalty and other celebrities have slept are completely al the disposal of each new execu tive family The private apartments in the White House as reconstructed after World War II contain 54 rooms 16 baths Included are guest bedrooms and parlors ex tra kitchens five elevators and a solarium Within this sizable personal home the incoming first lady may choose any col ors she likes and send unwanted furnishings to storage For 160 years the White House has reflected not only presiden tial tastes but Americas chang ing mores In the early days it was furnished in styles then fashionable among the wellto do Adam Sheraton and Hep plewhite Louis XVI and French Empire AFTER THE 1850s the Vic torian influence began to take over in the White House as in other homes throughout the na tion Instead of the light grace ful lines of the classical periods the new styles ran to massive sideboards and wardrobes mar bletopped dressers and horse hair sofas to curlicues and busy patterns By 1881 when the wealthy vice president Chester Arthur succeeded to the highest office on President Garfields assassin ation the mansion was filled with a worn motley accumula tion of goods and furniture The new executive cleared out 24 cartloads of discards to be bold at public auction In their place he substituted a muchad mired extravaganza of colorful and lavish decoration that in cluded heavy gold wallpaper pomegranate plush draperies and the famous opalescent glass screen by Tiffany that reached from floor to ceiling in the en trance hall The next major upheaval masterminded in 1902 by ener getic Teddy Roosevelt separ ated the White House into three distince areas administrative domestic and formal An ex ecutive wing was added the liv ing quarters redone The State Rooms reverted full circle to the simple and dignified late Georgian period they had known in the beginning The executive mansion then became a kind of livedinmuse um with private quarters set aside where each first lady could practice her own brand of homemaking MRS TAFT brought a breath of the East to the secondfloor Oval Rooni by installing teak wood furniture and Oriental screens from the Philippines where her husband had served as Americas first civil gover nor Mrs Coolidge raised the roof of the third floor to create a family sky parlor Mrs Hoover made a sitting room in the wide corridor outside the presidential apartments bright ening it with South American rugs and other mementos of the Hoovers worldwide travels AD intensive investigation touched off by the swaying of a chandelier at a reception in 1948 disclosed that the building was about to collapse The find ings led to total reconstruction within the historic white shell COOL North Iowa Cloudy showers and thunderstorms eastern half Friday night cooler lows 5055 Partly cloudy Saturday cooler east highs in mid 60s Iowa Showers and thunder storms extreme east scat tered showers central and northwest Friday night cooler lows in lower 40s northwest to mid 50s southeast Partly cloudy Saturday cooler ex treme east and warmer ex treme west highs 60s east to lower 70s west Further out look Showers and thunder storms Sunday Fiveday Iowa For the period Saturday through Wednesday temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal Warmer first of period turn ing cooler last of period Highs will average in the lower 70s Lows will average 47 to 51 Precipitation will average one half to one and onehalf inches occurring as showers and thunderstorms Sunday through Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers Highs Saturday 6070 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 76 Minimum 61 At 8 am 67 Precipitation 01 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 62 ews in a utshell FROM OUR W1EE SERVICES WASHINGTON Federal Communications Commission announced it plans to set up a watchdog office to keep tabs on payola and other broadcast practices of the nations more than 5000 radio and television stations PORT HURON The 8500ton freighter Standard Portland Ce ment sank in lower Lake Huron but all hands escaped safely DILLON Mont About half of the busi ness buildings in this old wildwest cattle town which had been virtually unchanged since 1870 were destroyed by fire MERIDEN Kan One person died and 28 hurt when a tornado one of a series smashed through this suburb of Topeka NEW YORK A na tionwide baby selling racket involving the chil dren of young unwed mothers who had gone to Hollywood hoping for movie careers is under investigation by a grand jury here CHIANG INAUGURATED TAIPEI Formosa UBrChiang Kaishek was inaugurated presi dent of the Republic of China for his third sixyear term Friday Atlas travels TT x Wont force Berlin issue now Khrushchev US missile sets record in flight past Africas tip CAPE CANAVERAL Fla tf The Air Force fired an Atlas missile 9000 miles Friday on a record smashing flight past the tip of South Africa into the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean It was the longest surfacetosurface missile flight on record surpassing the 7767 miles claimed by the Russians for a rockel they launched into the Central Pacific last Jan 20 The longest previous Atlas flight was 6325 miles The mighty Atlas powered into the sky from this missile test center at 9 am An hour later the Air Force reported the rocket successfully dropped its tacticaltype nose cone in the intended impact area 1000 miles southeast of Capetown South Africa and about 500 northeast of the Britishowned m B I Youth hurt in crash at Fertile Prince Edward Islands An official said the Atlas was aimed at a point exactly 9000 miles from Cape Canaveral An anouncement said Pre liminary telemetry data indi cates that all test objectives were achieved THE 85FOOT Atlas took 52 minutes to make a trip that aimed more to the northeast would have penetrated deep into the heart of the Soviet Un ion The Atlas soared 1000 miles to the edge of space with the dummy warhead plus lOOC pounds of normal research and development instruments The Air Force said the pur pose of the test was to obtain data on reentry at increased velocities resulting from longer range flights But the shot provided the United States with a badlyneed ed propaganda boost in the wake of the summit conference col lapse and the disastrous U2 spy plane incident The Atlas passed between South America and Africa but did not cross any land masses the Air Force said Two ships and an airplane were stationed downrange to track the mis siles nose cone THE TEST smoothly for MISSILE rose i few thousand feet then banked to an angle much flatter than on routine firings because of the long range Veteran observers recalled that an Atlas fired Dec 18 1958 flew a similar shallow angle That was the famed Atlas 10B a strippeddown missile that went into an earth orbit as Americas talking satellite and later relayed President Ei senhowers voice back to earth Fridays Atlas a more ad v a n c e d model was not stripped in any way sources said SAME Recovery of Russ space cabin fails MOSCOW WP The Soviet Unions experimental space ship developed a fault during an attempt to bring its 2Viton cabin back to earth the Soviet news agency Tass announced Friday Tass said orders were ra dioed to the ship to switch on a braking device detach the cabin and bring it down from orbit However as a result of a fault which had developed by that time in one of the instru ments of fht space ships orientation system the direc tion of the retrorocktts blast deviated from that planned Tass said Moscow said the cabin was detached from the 4Viton space ship successfully and was moving along in the vicin ity of it The announcement was trary to a Russian report last Sunday when they put the new Sputnik in orbit that no at tempt would be made to re cover the cabin and the dummy aeronaut reported rid ing in it fully instrumented The cabin and contents this announcement said could be expected to burn up in the at mosphere during descent There has been much con jecture that the dummy ac tually was a human being David Mostrom 19 who moved from Mason City this week to Iowa Falls is in serious condi tion at Mercy Hospital Mos trom received a broken back and internal injuries Thursday night in an automobile accident near Fertile Iowa highway patrolmen still do not know why Mostrom lost control of the car he was driv ing THE MOSTROM vehicle had been traveling east on Highway 9 about IVz miles west of Fer tile when it left the road knocked over a guard pole near a culvert went through a fence jumped a creek and landed on the opposite side of the nearly 340 feet from the point of leaving the highway The patrolman who investi gated the accident said the car traveled more the air creek while than 40 feet in going over the PASSING MOTORISTS saw the car burning at about pm and notified law officers Mostrom was still in the car and was trying to get out of one win dow Authorities were not able to determine exactly when the car left the road One patrolman said the car could have left the road at 11 pm or one or two hours before that AZORES MOROCCO CAPE CANAVERAL N FRENCH WEST AFRICA SUDAN AFRICA ASCENSION MADAGASCAR SOUTH AFRfCA Ocean ARGENTINA A warm greeting 9000MILE PATH OF ATLAS Dotted line from Cape Canaveral Fla to a target area in the Indian Ocean off South Africa shows the 9000mile path of an Atlas missile It was the longest HP surfacetosurface missile flight on rec ord surpassing the old mark of 7767 miles set by Russia The flight took 52 minutes Nixon shocked at tenor timing of summit criticism by Stevenson WASHINGTON Vice Presi dent Richard M Nixon was greatly shocked by the tenor and timing of Adlai E Steven sons charge that the Eisenhow er administration had given So viet Premier Khrushchev the tools to wreck the summit meet ing a spokesman said Friday Herbert G Klein Nixons press secretary told newsmen the Stevenson speech in Chicago Thursday night apparently in dicates a split within the Demo cratic party on the question On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 CubGazette 6 North Iowa Features 7 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Sports 1112 Society News 15 North Iowa News 16 Comics 17 TV Guide Pullout section of support for President Eisen howers summit stand Klein said the shock in Stevensons remarks spiced a dinner for Cook Red Premier in new blast FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Premier Khrushchev said Friday he would take no action against West Berlin for at least six to eight when he hopes another summit conference can be called with the next US President He made it clear he would never again meet with President Eisenhower He extended his deadline on a new Berlin crisis until new American presidential elections are held and the United States elects someone who can negotiate KHRUSHCHEV SPOKE to a Communist gathering in East Berlin while President Eisen hower was being welcomed back to the United States from the illfated summit talks Thousands turned out to give the President a tumultuous greeting as he drove from An drews Air Force Base in Mary land to the White House It was a rousing reception from begin ning to end and dignitaries of both political parties were on hand to give him a tremendous County Chicago Democrats The former Illinois governor said the vice presidents camp was underscored by the fact that Sen John F Kennedy DMass had said any Democratic candi date would have to consider Stevenson for secretary of state in a Democratic administration Democratic leaders denied in tent to mar national concord in a time of world crisis responsible the President Stevenson said successful nej dl asscrted that he was re gotiations with the Soviet is imisPonsjbie possible with the GOP in power vote of confidence Mrs Eisenhower Vice Presi dent Nixon Speaker Sam Ray burn cabinet members and the We sent an espionage planejfree world diplomatic corps deep into the Soviet Union just before the summit meeting Then we denied it Then we adj milled it And when Mr Khrush greeted the President at the air port A fanfare of trumpets sounded chev gave the President an by suggesting that he was notj as he stepped from the Air iet He flew here There is no question about national unity in time of crisis he said But it is the duty of responsible opposition in a mocracy to expose and criticize carelessness and mistakes ATTACKED BY SHARK SANTA CRUZ Calif UP A huge shark attacked a 16year old girl off Hidden Beach Thurs day and mangled her left leg so On top of that we intimated that such flights over Russia would continue At this point if Khrushchev did not protest he would be condoning our right to spy and how long could he keep his job that way One Republican agreed in part with Democratic accusa tions Sen Thruston Morton R Ky told newsmen in Indianapo lis that he wasnt happy with Plane down WASHINGTON UPI President Eisenhower said Friday on his return from the crushed summit conference that an unarmed US C47 transport with nine aboard was missing near the Com munist East German border He said the worst was feared Lisbon Portugal where he made severely it had to be amputatedjthe initial handling below the knee plane incident of the spy j a state stopped enroute at the Azores for refueling After shaking hands with his wellwishers Eisenhower spoke briefly and informally He will made a full report to the people on the illfated conference in a nationally televised speech prob ably early next week FLIES THROUGH AIR Firemen from Fertile Hanlontown and Mason City search for a second passenger in the David Mostrom car that traveled more than 40 feet in the air to land on a creek bank GlobeGazette Photo by Musser near Highway 9 west of Fertile Authorities finally determined that Mostrom had been alone in the ve hicle EISENHOWER said if re mains a mystery why Russia chose this time to scuttle the summit conference The president greeted in tears by Mrs Eisenhower said Americas hopes were not too high when he left But he said it had seemed there was a chance of progress on some of the problems in which Russia had indicated interest Therefore it is a mystery and remains a mystery why at this particular moment the Soviets chose so to distort and over play the U2 they obviously wanted no talks of any kind and in fact made it impossible to begin them Ei senhower said ONCE THE AIRPORT cere monies ended the people took over Thousands of Washington ians and tourists government workers and school children lined the route as his limousine motored to the White House A huge throng gathered in Fafayette Park across from the executive mansion to cheer him n his final moment of the jour ney home The chimes of nearby St Johns Episcopal Church rang out in bcnison as he neared the White House As his limousine passed along Pennsylvania Ave nue Eisenhower was greeted by red white and blue streamer draped from two fire truck lad   

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