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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 16, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The newspaper that makes all North fowans neighbors Associated Press and United Press International Pull Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA TIIPCHAV Aiirncrti IVIASUN CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 16 I960 17e Copy Papw Contlitt e Two No 2tf th has fling as N Crossing under the US woman to try hard way By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau it would appear cannot wither nor cns tom stale the infinite variety of swimming the English Channel whose churning currents of grey water the French call La Manche or sleeve of the At lantic For 85 years men and women have been swimming it in either direction racing across it and more recently trying to navi gate both ways nonstop But it remains for an American girl Jane Baldasare Astoria L I to try to swim it under water THE 25YEAROLD housewife is quite serious Married to Fred Baldasare one of the countrys most accomplished skin divers she holds the under water endur ance record of more than 100 hours and the worlds under wa ter swimming record of 14 miles She will wear a suit of woolen underwear under a specially made rubber suit also rubber fins an aqua lung wrist watch and compass weighted belt and electronic gear to enable the British Broadcasting Co to tele vise her feat Ten skindivers will accompany her The submarine attempt will be made soon when the tides currents andweather usually prove most benevolent Pres ence of jellyfish in midJune wafted into the channel by the Gulf Stream indicates August water temperatures of 72 de grees or better The much pub licized subsurface tour de force is a project of Billy Butlin Brit ains mass production holiday camp impresario who sponsors also the annual crosschannel race THE FIRST conqueror of the English Channel was Mathew Webb of Great Britain Oddly enough he chose to swim from England to France as did his two earliest imitators This is generally considered the hard way Mrs Baidasare and this years racers all will be swim ming from east to west or from Cape Griz Nez France to Dover England This is about a 21mile route Ordinarily the eastwest pas sage takes 11 to 14 hours though it has required almost 24 hours Mrs Baldasare heavily weight ed a n d hauling 70 pounds of gear may be in the water as long as 40 hours The record for the France England route 10 hours 50 minutes was established in 1950 by Hassan Abdel Kehim of Egypt a fourtime crosser Fearnley Wheatcroft of Britain would appear to have the best wrongway or westeast time of 1335 Kecords and date are confusing however record keepers appear to have been as groggy on occasion as the swim N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Soviet Union has barred foreign photographers and movie cameramen from attending the espionage trial of U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers which begins Wednesday it SAN JOSE Costa Secretary of State Christian A Herter called on American nations to strengthen the bonds of hemispheric solidarity He heads the US delegation at an emergency meeting of Western Hemisphere nations called to discuss Russian political intervention in the new world Do Yun newlyappointed premier of South Korea said if he is confirmed by the Na tional Assembly one of the first acts of his govern ment will be to seek increased US economic aid WASHINGTON Sen Barry Goldwater R Ariz said Republican conservatives are volunteering their move he said increases the November chances of the NixonLodge ticket Goldwater had fought as too liberal the GOP platform largely dic tated by Vice President Richard M Nixon but he said later he would support actively the national ticket of Nixon and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Johnson prods Senate Minimum pay bill debated HES and pain show Joseph Leppert 38 Longview Wash trapped in wreckage of car more than an hour after it was smashed from rear by a lumber truck whose brakes apparently failed on a hill in Portland Ore He was injured seriously Two teenagers in the car were killed 702200 ieet record altitude TULAROSA W Air Force Capt Joseph Kittinger Tuesday made a successful parachute jump from 102200 feet mers though not presumably from Channel water THOUGH HER feat will be more difficult success will hard ly bring Jane Baldasare the fame and fortune won by Ger trude Ederle the 19yearold American girl who in 1926 be came the first woman ever to swim the channel Trudy was a creature and a star of Americas Era of Cham pions and of Wonderful Non sense She was greeted with a Broadway tickertape parade on her return In two years after herswim she estimated she made No such bounty has come to Americas Florence Charwick who swum the channel four times the last three the hard westeast way Miss Chadwick still hopes to go it both ways nonstop Even so channel swimming is not the feat it once was 21 men and women made it last year It may well be that the greasy art has become in Ten nysons phrase shrunk by usage into commonest common above the New Mexico desert The altitude measurement was not listed as official immedi ately It may have been as high as 103000 feet The Air Force captain who was making his third high altitude jump touched the desert at am after spending 13 minutes 8 seconds in scent The Air Force said the captai opened his chute at 17500 fee after a free fall of 4 minutes 3 seconds The total descent tim was 13 minutes 8 seconds The 102200feet altitude was record for manned balloon fligh in an open gondola Capt Kittinger immediate was taken for a complete phys cal examination after h reached the ground The balloon began its descen at am from just a shor distance north of Tularosa small town northeast of Hollo man Air Force Base He landed on the White Sands Missile Range to the west o Tularosa place but hot of course the uadar water way SAME IOWA BAFETT DEPARTMENT FIGURES Block Flic Mcanr Dtath Put u Bonn Body of girl found military man held MERCED Calif There were the little red and white pajama bottoms and the crumpled white dress and near them in the dense brush the nude decomposed body of a child That was the way they found Angie May Stewart 6 who vanished from a camp on he San Joaquin River near a week ago Army Chief Warrant Officer Clarence Ash ey 35 who had been questioned about the girls disappearance ast week was brought here md booked for investigation oi FROM OTJR WIRE SERVICES Demo cratic leader Lyndon B Johnson put the Senate on a 12hour work day Tuesday in an effort to side track political feuding on side issues and start voting on a se ries of amendments to the mini mum wage bill Johnson also said there would be a Saturday session this week Johnson declined to predict when the Senate might dispose of the minimum wage legisla tion which is a key Democratic bill in the preelection session He expressed hope the billion foreign aid appropriation bill could be brought up next at the end of this week THE MINIMUM wage bill faced rough legislative weather Sen John F Kennedy of Mas sachusetts the Democratic pres idential nominee and chief spon sor of the measure said he ex pects passage of the bill this week The bill has been before the Senate since last Wednesday but not a single test vote has been taken Kennedy said he was confident the measure would get through with its major provisions intact but that some concessions might be made by trimming the new coverage provisions THE BILL would raise the present an hour wage floor to in three steps But its most controversial provisions would bring under the wages and hours law about five million new employes mostly in retail stores and serv ice establishments The first vote was on amendment by Sen Spessar L Holland whic would deny the secretary o abor power to fix wages hour and working conditions for m gratory workers hired throug government employment office The first real showdown i ikely however on anothe Holland amendment whic vould strike from the measur practically all of its new cover ge provisions If this fails Republican sen ators led by Sen Barry Gold water of Arizona are expected to offer numerous amendments to make piecemeal cuts in the coverage provisions In all 4 amendments have been sub mitted most of them by Gold water pens Weather perfect for kids Judging is first event BOYS WILL BE people have to be coaxed to get into church but heres a little shaver who had to be enticed to come out Wayne Jay Stead man 17 months son of Mr and Mrs M W Steadman Clear Lake was on hand as the North Iowa Fair gates opened Tuesday He promptly wiggled his way into a miniature replica of Nashuas famed Little Brown Church And he wouldnt come out until his mother bribed him with candy Mrs Steadman sighed That boy just loves to crawl into things in show of force against UN found in apartments debris NEW YORK 0 Police to taled up assets of more than Tuesday from the litter crammed apartment of a dead semi recluse A night long count started after George Aicheles body was discovered Monday showed in cash in bank balances plus assorted savings bonds securi ties and checks Another broth er Henry died four years ago also in a setting of accumu lated debris It took six months to clear out his home LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo ffi Premier Patrice Lumum bas Congolese police swept through Leopoldville homes and hotels Tuesday arresting Euro peans and United Nations per sonnel U N Undersecretary Ralph Bunche intervened personally to obtain the release of two U N officers the Congo police picked up The police said the officers were Belgians cam ouflaged under U N commission to take over Ham The Congolese police raidedmarskjolds supervision of the The Weather the residence housing most o the U N personnel and office and made several arrests Shortly after the police left a cordon of U N soldiers froir Ghana with fixed bayonets wa thrown around the residence LUMUMBA MADE his show of force 12 hours after U N SecretaryGeneral Dag Ham marskjold left for New York to Council ruling demands thai U N area North Iowa Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thun derstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night lows 6468 High Wed nesday 8690 owa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer east and central Tuesday night lows 60s northeast to lower 70s southwest Highs Wednesday 80s northeast to mid 90s south west Further outlook Scat tered thundershowers Thurs day Minnesota Scattered rain warmer Highs Wednesday near 90 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 72 56 65 get a Security on Lumumbas U N soldiers enforce the pre miers authority throughout the turbulent Congo Hammarskjolddecided to re turn to the 11nation Council for new instructions after Lumum ba in a series of three bitter letters said he no longer had confidence in the secretary general The fiery Congolese leader presented demands for sweep ing UN help in putting down dissidents against his rule anc creation of an AsianAfrican effort in the strifetorn The roving police questioned scores of persons wearing U N armbands and searched their rooms U N officials said at least 10 U N personnel were being held by the police Lumumbas anger with Ham By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor The old adage Youth will be served certainly had its place at the opening day of the 1960 edition of the North Iowa Fair Tues day The fairs entire operation from Gene Hollers Wild Animal Show to cutrateprices on the midway rides was geared to the youngster set Even the judging schedule had an overtone of youth as J R Watson West Point Neb went through the job of selecting the grand cham pion from nearly 300 baby beeves entered by 4H Club members from Cerro Gordo County In contrast to the last two years clear skies and cool temperatures greeted the early arrivals at this years fair Two years ago a high wind raised havoc with the grounds last year a steady drizzle fell throughout most of the morning of the opening day ABOUT THE ONLY things tiiat didnt seem fully appreciate the cool weather were about 50 bucking horses the first ar rivals for the Worlds Champion ship Rodeo which opens Friday night These horses were brought from Missouri Monday night where the temperature hovered around the 100degree mark North Iowa farmers however welcomed the cool breeze and looked toward the west for signs of the predicted showers One farmer said he was torn be tween wanting good weather for the fair and wanting an inch or two of rain for his crops One of the most unconcerned animals in the packed livestock barns was Almost the dwarfed Hereford steer that acts as the mascot for the marskjold stemmed from the secretary generals strict ob servance of Security Council in struction that the U N troop should stay neutral in interna ional political disputes THE PREMIER had counted jarticularly on the U N force o put his government in con rol of Katanga province whose ij mines fur On the inside 2Minote Mystery Page 3 Editorials 4 Society News 67 North Iowa News 10 Sports 1M2 Clear Lake News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Comics 16 Farm News 17 nished m os of the Congos pre independ en c e wealth Premier Moise Tshornbe pro claimed the province inde pend e n t ac cused Lumum ba of being a Dougherty Fighting Irish 4H Fair program TUESDAY IMPERIAL SHOWS ON MIDWAY pmiGene Holter Wild An imal Show WEDNESDAY beef judging Day Free ad mission to tha grounds for all chil dren under 16 Rides at special reduced rates until pm Holter Wild An imal Show Holter Wiid Animal Show LUMUMBA puppet and called in Belgian troops to maintain order T s h o m b e admitted U N xoops to Katanga to replace the Belgians after Hammarskjold assured him the Security Coun cils hands off promise would be strictly enforced A thorn in the flesh kidnap homicide molestation and child Sen Martin pleads for space peace DBS MOINES UP Sen homas Martin RIowa plead d Tuesday for world leaders to void armed conflicts and other ontroversies in outer space artin a member of the Sb tes Aeronautical and Space cicnces Committee spoke be jre the space law colloquim of he llth International Asiro autical Congress in Stockholm weden Oneman protest in House by Gross WASHINGTON H R Gross RIowa con tinued his oneman protest Tuesday against the no busi ness agenda for the house this week Gross complaining that he came back to Washington to work singlehandedly forced the House to hold an unsched uled session Tuesday He served notice that he would blqck any effort to skip ses sions the rest of the week Gross was irked by an ad vance announcement from Democratic leaders that no legislative business would be transacted in the first week of the Houses postconvention session The House farther ahead with its legislative program is waiting for the Senate to catch up with it Immediately after Mondays opening prayer Grossraised a point of order that no quorum was present A call of the roll turned up 161 mem bers 56 short of the neces sary majority of the member ship That forced the house to ajourn until Tuesday in stead of Thursday as leaders had planned Parliamentarians said it was the first time since March 12 1945 that the House had been forced to adjourn be cause of the failure of enough members to show up to trans act business Despite the protest by Gross no business was scheduled for the rest of the week and Democratic leaders made no effort to round up the many absentees I guess hes having his fun acting majority leader Hale Boggs DLa said Theres nothing pressing in the House If he wants to keep calling the roll well keep adjourning Gross who frequently criti cizes absenteeism in the House insisted that Congress should quit delaying and finish its 1960 session Rep Kenneth J Gray DI11 complained that Gross quor umcalling was unfair when he knows that there is no leg islation that needs immediate attention His quorum call blocked reading of President Eisen howers message to the pre election session of the House Gross saitl he thought a ma jority of the House members should be present tohear ua UL uemg a C o m m u nist 500pound 3yearold is owned by Tony Larson of Dougherty If Almost was unconcerned about the activities at least one baby beef decided he didnt quite go for the whole fair idea AFTER BREAKING away from his youthful owner Mon day afternoon he headed across the race track crashed through two fences and a neighboring farmers bean field and ended up in a field munching grass with the farmers beef herd With two performances sched uled Tuesday and another two planned for Wednesday the big talk in front of the grandstand was Gene Holters Wild Animal Show Sharing the spotlight with Holter Tuesday night will be the Parade of Queens Heading this parade will be the Trail Riders Club of Mason City together withMiss Mason City Miss Clear Lake arid Miss North Iowa Of most local interest in the Holter show are the ostrich races Two races will be staged at each performance with three local riders guiding the speedy birds around the halfmile oval each race IN THE txhibifion halts workers put Che
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