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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 98 The newspaper that mokes all North logons neighbors Associated ana United Press InternaUonaJ Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 18 1960 7c a Copy Paper OmriM of Four OD No 547 Powers bids to escape firing squad v FEOM OUR WIEE SEKVICES MOSCOW Francis G Powers fought for his life Thursday with a disavowal of his U2 flight as a bad service to his country and an emotional assertion that he could not kill anyone even in self defense The 31yearold pilot told the three military judges hearing the espionage trial in which he has pleaded guilty that the people who sent him over the Soviet Union should have thought of the consequences Friday is expected to be the last day of the trial The prose cution and defense are expected to make their summation Then Powers will have the right to make a final speech j I favor Nixon I Experience to play big role Editors note This is the second in a series Voters sen timent for Sen John Kennedy the Democratic nominee was reported last week By KENNETH FINK Princeton Research Service PKINCETON N J What reasons do rank and file reg istered adult citizens who say they would vote for Vice Presi dent Nixon today give for doing so Results of a survey show that two reasons are uppermost on the minds of all those who say they would vote for the 1960 GOP nominee 1 Hes more experienced Most experienced man in coun try has had benefit of years of on the job training has had more experience knows more about the job 2 Hes better qualified for the office Nixons more capable better fitted for the job better equipped to handle the job of the presidency NEARLY THREE OUT of ev ery five who say they would vote for the Republican candidate Nixon named one of the above two as the reason for doing so Next most important reasons judging by the number of men tions are 3 Hes a Republican Prefer a Republican I vote Republi can want a Republican in of fice 4 Nixons the better man Hes a good man hes the strongest man hes a fine man seems to be the best man 5 Knows more about foreign affairs 6 Hes done a good job as vice president 7 Nixon knows whats going on to the court The seemingly naive Virginian clearly was trying to avoid a Communist death sentence If the trial ends Friday the three judge court is expected to post pone the verdict and possible sentence until Saturday POWERS TOLD THE packed courtroom he never even thought of the date of his May 1 flight let alone that it might wreck the Paris summit conference or even lead to military conflict Do you think now you did your country a good or bad serv ice asked Chief Judge Viktor Borisoglebsky I would say very bad Pow ers replied Did it occur to you that flight might provoke militar conflict The people who sent m should have thought of that The Moscow radio was tellin its listeners that Powers show signs of true repentance an this makes a clear distinctio jetween him and those who sen him The U2 pilot completed hi own testimony in 80 minutes on the stand He reiterated that h was sorry he made the May Daj U2 flight He told his S o v i e judges he did not think at th time that the flight might tor pedo the Paris summit confer ence or provoke a military con flict POWERS LISTENED largely with his arms folded and little change of expression to testi mony of Soviet investigators on technical aspects of his planes equipment and purpose They charged the flight was planned premeditated and aggressive The flier challenged two of the experts He disputed the testimony of Lt Col Yuri Tyufilin that he flew a plane without American national identification marks Powers insisted it was quite pos sible his plane once had mark ings and that they might have been covered over by paint I always saw it with identifi cation marks he said The Russian expert was obliged to agree that marks might have been painted out but stood on the findings of the investigators that the U2 never had carried national identifica ion numbers Konstantin Voroshilov a gun Mistaken for Belgians Congolese attack Canadians LEOPOLDVILLE Congo UP Congolese soldiers attacked members of a Canadian United Nations detachment at Leopoldville airport Thursday apparently mistaking them for Belgians The captain com manding the Canadian detach ment was knocked uncon scious At about the same time the United States ambassador was being blocked off by an armed Congolese soldier from keep ing an appointment with Pre mier Patrice Lumumba The premier reinforced the snub later by ignoring the ambassa dor at an outdoor ceremony ACongolese delegation meanwhile headed for New York to present the Congos case to the United Nations Se curity Council It included one known proWesterner The Canadians attacked at the airport were part of a signal detachment about to take off from Luluabourg in a United Nations plane Earlier Lumumba renewed his threat to invade Katanga province if the United Nations fails to bring that secessionist regime under control of his central government Roads and railroads leading into Katanga were being des troyed or mined to prevent Lumumba from carrying out his invasion threat A high of ficer of the Katanga army said Lumumba voiced his threat at a news conference Wednes day as UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was back at UN headquarters in New York seeking support in the Security Council for his hands off policy toward the new Afri can republics internal dis putes Lumumba said his army could enter Katanga alone and finish the problem in a week But he threatened to seek help from a country dis posed to help us Possibly he meant Ghana or even the Soviet Union from which Lu mumba has threatened to seek military help before Lumumba also demanded that Hammarskjold if he re turns to the Congo bring with him the 14nation team of AsianAfrican observers that the premier previously de manded supplant the secretary general in control of the UN operation in the Congo AP Photofax POWERS ANSWERS QUESTIONS Francis Gary Powers U2 pilot on trial in Moscow on espionage charges answers prosecution questions in second day of his trial He faces a battery of microphones in the prisoners dock in the Hall of Columns MOSCOW UP The star of the drama in the Hall of Columns Francis Gray P o we r s alternated Thursday between being a technically masterful pilot and a happygolucky fellow The American pilot sounded alert and informed when he stood poring over maps shown him or when testifying about his instruments As other times his display of naivete or his casual jokes brought giggles and chuckles from his courtroom audience in the chandeliered concert haH of the 18th century House of Unions When a spotlight bulb ex ploded Powers cracked I thought it was a shot An other crowdpleaser was lis smiling remark as sumed no Soviet permission lad been given for my flight Powers eyes zeroed in on each witness who gave tech nical testimony Sometimes his face seemed without ex pression At other times his brow wrinkled in obvious dis agreement When he testified Powers stood straight and tall his big hands resting on the railing of the prisoners dock His voice came through the mi crophones loud and though at times his voice was so casual it seemed as if he were in a bull session with fellow pilots in some Air Force briefing room Throughout the testimony Powers sat calmly Sometimes he clasped his hands loosely in his lap Sometimes he folded his arms across his chest and spraddled his legs Only once during the morn ing session did his gaze turn to the back of the hall where his wife and parents and sis ter sat in a marble box more fitted to visiting royalty than to the family of a defendant in an espionage trial Another victory for Jack WASHINGTON Senate Thursday defeated a Republican attempt to scale down coverage of the minimum wage bill to give Sen John F Kennedy another legislative vic tory The Senate rejected a substi tute proposal sponsored by Sen Winston L Prouty RVt de signed to knock out about on million of the approximately five million workers the Ken nedy bill would bring under wagehour coverage for the firs time DESPITE SUCCESS in re buffing another strong chal lenge Kennedys Democratic forces gave signs they may be willing to offer some conces RECEIVING LESS frequent mention are these I dont want a Catholic for President Nixons a Protestant Communists dont like Nixon Nixons better able to deal with Russia Republicans have kept us out of war Democrats are the war party Know more about him His views are like Eisenhowers I like this years Republican platform better Nixons more conservative Ken nedys too rich Nixons more level headed Nixons more ma ture Nixons background and other countries respect Nixon FOLLOWING ARE some typ ical verbatim comments that up the thinking of many people 1 Been under Eisenhower too long 2 Got more experience 8 Like his policies 9 I like Nixon Just like thejexPert showed the court an in man admire him cendiary device and Powers in terrupted again I DONT HAVE a question but I would like to make a statement he said He showed from the directions on the box that the incendiary device was intended simply to light a camp fire if he was forced down in the wilderness Referring to a 22 caliber pis tol he was carrying when cap tured Powers said The pistol was given to me only for hunt ing It is too bad that nobody but me knows that I cant kill a person even to save my own life The presiding judge remarked that it would be difficult to do any hunting at the 68000foot al titude at which Powers was fly ing and the pilot agreed that this was so Governor takes over in New Orleans school case NEW ORLEANS La W A new federalstate school inte gration showdown loomed here Thursday in the wake of Gov Jimmie H Davis takeover of New Orleans public schools sions to pass some minimum wage bill at this session Sen George A Snjalhers D and other Democrats vere expected to offer a com romise plan to cut about 400 000 new workers from the ex panded coverage This would eliminate hotel motel and res taurant employes and accord ing to a Smathers spokesman has the support of Kennedy forces THE E L E CT IONYEAR measure also would raise the an hour minimum to over a twoyear period defeated was a Repub lican substitute measure of fered by Minority Leader Ev erett M Dirksen of Illinois It would have increased the mini mum wage to an hour and extended limited coverage to between 1800000 and two mil Ilion new workers ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SOUTHAMPTON England Two big liners the Queen Elizabeth and the Windsor Castle sailed out of this port when most of their crewmen ignored a wildcat strike that has tied up British shipping for days HAVANA A sweeping reorganization of the Cuban Navy appeared certain in the wake of reports that the Castro brothers had smashed a naval plot against their regime SAN JOSE Costa Rica Latin American na tions indicated they were ready to vote overwhelm ingly to punish the Dominican Republic for inter vening in the internal affairs of Venezuela if DOYLESTOWN Pa Oscar Hammerstein II famed Broadway librettist has suffered a relapse from a cancer operation performed a year ago but is in no immediate danger his physician said The Weather North Iowa Mostly cloud with occasional showers o thunderstorms through Fri day Cooler west portion Thursday night Highs Friday in upper 70s Lows Thursdaj night 59 to 67 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Friday with showers or thun derstorms Thursday nigh and east portion Friday Cool er west and central Thurs day night lows in the 50s northwest to upper 60s south east High Friday near 80 west to the 70s east Outlook for Saturday Partly cloudy somewhat warmer Minnesota Cloudy showers Highs Friday near 80 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 84 Minimum 63 Precipitation 102 BULLETIN CAPE CANAVERAL Fla ThorAbleStarsatel lite launcher blew up Thurs day and ruined an Air Force attempt to launch the second U S satellite within moments of each other It contained a 500pound space messenger with taperecorder brains to carry topsecret military com munications Meanwhile at Vandenberg AFB Calif the Discoverer XIV satellite rum bled majestically skyward in an attempt to return the sec ond straight goldplated cap sule from orbit On the inside 2Minute Mystery Page 3 Clear Lake News 45 Society News 67 Mason City News 1011 Editorials 12 Comics Sports 1516 North Iowa News17 Thriilcade before the Davis acted supersede the Wednesday t Orleans Paris 3 Got more experience in of fice 4 Hes better qualified to have the reins of the country in his hands 5 Think hes more quali fied 6 Has more knowhow for presidency 7 More qualified for through experience S Bettor man 9 Hps a Republican 10 Qualifications 11 Very capable better un dcrstanding of the job 12 Has respect of the coun try more mature County school board under a 1960 legislative law permitting him to take ever schools to pre vent racial integration U S Dist Judge J Skelly Wright has ordered the first grade of New Orleans public schools integrated at the start of the fall term next month A threejudge federal court meets Aug 26 to hear a suit by 31 white parents and the Na tional Assn for the Advance ment of Colored People for an injunction to prevent Davis from interfering with integra It is a usual thing for Ameri can pilots on flights which might come down in uninhabited terri tory to carry pistols for killing game as part of their survival equipment SAME tion Issuance of the injunction would strike at the constitution ality of the law under which Davis acted It would also cancel an earlier order by State Dist Court Judge Oliver B Carriere ordering the Orleans Parish school board not to comply with Judge Wrights desegregation order Carriere thusupheld the validity of a state law giving the legislature sole power to reclassifly schools as white or Negro Davis action gives him con trol of the schools pending a meeting of the recently organ ized fourman legislative com mittee to reclassifly them By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor A heavy oneinch rain Wed nesday and leadened skies Thursday failed to dampen the enthusiasm generated by the North Iowa Fair The sale of Ken Merriss grand champion Shorthorn was a highlight on Thursday which also was Teenage Day Two teenagers were being allowed into he grounds for 50 cents ind into the grandstand for Special rates on the midway are to prevail until 6 pm YOUNG MERRISS who lives t 109 24th SW and who will e a sophomore at St Joseph High School this fall received a hundredweight for his 1050pound baby beef Merriss thus received a total check of for his prize animal Gerald Zirbel Clear Lake re ceived S50 a hundredweight for his 880pound heifer the reserve grand champion Clifton Supermarkets Mason ity was the high bidder on both animals They also pur chased the winners at last years event Sale prices xvere down this year however In 1959 the Fair program THURSDAY IMPERIAL SHOWS ON MIDWAY Teenage Day teenagers will be allowed info the grounds for 50 cents and into the grandstands for a dollar Special rates on rides until 6 pm Swensons Thrill cade FRIDAY junior pure bred swine judging stock car races The Mid wests finest drivers competing for in prizes arry Nelsons W o r f d Champion Rodeo starring some of the nations out standing cowboys Appearing in person will be the Gun smoke Trio Kitty Chester and Doc grand champ sold hundred for a FflTTT 1 AT1 ixnrt mi j GlobeGazette photo by Jo Moore fi xV is a poor way to see through the ramsplafctered windshield of a car The the North Iowa Pair but spectators caught in Wed i 1 i nesdays oneinch downpour sought every protection available This view showtf one of the big tents rain cut attendance all right but it only pointed up the fact that the final days of the fair would be even more heavily attended than AUT SWENSONS took over before the grand stand at 2 pm Thursday with another show slated at 8 pm The 4H dog obedience trials were held at 3 pm Rain interrupted but did not st6p the heavy schedule of live stock judging at the North Iowa Fair Wednesday It did how ever stop the second days per formance of the Gene Holler Wild Animal Circus Actually Hollers show had barely gotten started when heavy winds and rain hit the fairgrounds The wind came up so fast thatiabout 50 persons
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