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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for Hit Homt MASON CITY GLOBE The newspaper that makes all North I owans VOL 98 i Associated Press and United Press Internationa Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 1960 neighbors a Copy Paper o Two No Lumumba refuses to be removed Congos fate in U N hands LEOPOLD VILLE Congo W The United Nations took over Radio Leopoldville Tuesday and banned all broadcasts The measure was taken as part of the UN mandate to j No racial bias at A Olympics Negroes play major role By BARRETT McGURN Ntw York Herald News Service ROME European news papermen are astounded by the importance Negroes enjoy on the American Olympic squad Twelve per cent of the Ameri can mens team and fully a fourth of the womens squad are colored According to the 1950 census Negroes constituted about 10 per cent of the popula tion in the United States The European attitude was re flected by a cluster of con tinental newspapermen around 17yearold Cassius Clay the 178 pound lightheavyweight boxer from Louisville Ky ISNT THERE crisis for Negroes in the United States Clay was asked The lightheavyweight looked puzzled and said I guess there are some troubles all right But he added nothing you cant fix And he went on with fresh inspiration while looking straight in the eye of his questioner The United States is the great est country in the world Headlines about racial troubles in the US seem far away when you tour the American quarter of Olympic Village Negroes and whites room together al though it is true that the com mittee in assigning beds did keep the possible sensibilities of some southerners in mind There have been no complaints of racial discrimination here and there is no segregation in the Olympic mess or anywhere else For the first time a Negro Rafer Johnson the decathlon marvel carried the American flag at the opening ceremoniesJiere IT WAS ONLY in 1936 that Dr Joseph Goebbels Hitlers propaganda minister thought he could rattle the US by accus ing it of using Jesse Owens and other Negroes as black auxili aries at the Olympics which were held in Berlin that year But Dr Goebbels is no longer around and the attitude is en tirely different at the 1960 com petition Leroy Walker 40 year old Negro on leave from his coach ing job at a North Carolina col lege is here training the track and field teams of Ethiopia and Israel Everybody is cordial Walk er said as he lounged on a bench beneath the stiltelevated American quarters in Olympic Village If they are acting they are darn good actors WALKER WAS asked by the State Department to help the Israeli and Ethoipian teams A half dozen other American train ers are working with the teams of other nations Walker thinks that the best his adopted teams can do is to sur vive one or two eliminations in the sprints but he does hope that one of his Ethiopians will make the top 10 in the Marathon and perhaps even better four years hence in the Tokyo Olym pics They just naturally run long distances going from village to village Walker said of the Ethiopians There is not much transportation In fact I lost my best man thatway He got sick and only later we found out why He was running to sec his girl in Addis Ababa a 66 mile roundtrip On top of all the training it was too much maintain peace and order in the nation tottering on the verge of civil war At the same time the UN Congo command announced it has tightened control over all airports serving its operations All civilian traffic was halted Premier Patrice Lumumba called for an emergency session of parliament to seek a vote of confidence in a showdown fight for power with presidentJoseph Kasavubu Lumumba acted after a rush of events in which Kasavubu went on the air in a dramatic move Monday night and an nounced the fiery premiers ous ter The latter countered by taking over network and an nouncing he had fired Kasavubu as chief of state LUMUMBA WAS plainly de termined to keep his job despite HUMIf North Iowa Fair continued warm through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 6570 Highs Wednesday 9195 Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 6570 Highs Wednesday in the mid to upper 90s Fur ther fair and unseasonably warm Thursday Minnesota Variable cloudiness continued hot Highs Wednes day in low 90s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 91 Minimum 66 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 84 70 For 7th day in row its heat and more heat Iowas late summer heat wave continued into its seventh con secutive day Tuesday with no indication of a letup Temperatures climbed into the 90s over almost the entire state Monday with afternoon highs ranging from 89 degrees at Du buque to 96 at Burlington and Ottumwa Mason City had 91 Tuesdays top readings also were in the lower 90s around the state fanned by southerly winds of up to 20 miles an hour The Weather Bureau said skies would remain clear to partly cloudy through Thursday with little change in temperatures GOOD TURNOUT ST PAUL plagued by rainy and hot weath er the 10day Minnesota State Fair closed out Monday with an attendance only 7000 below the average of the past six years The total crowd of 1077442 made it the third largest in its 99year history Kasavubus charge that under the premiers leadership the Congo was plunging into fratrl cidal strife and sliding toward the Soviet bloc As dawn broke over the tense capital it appeared that Lum umba was still in authority Kasavubus house was sur rounded by UN Ghana troops manning light machine guns Jason Senwe secretary of state who took part in the all night Cabinet session said We are going before the parlia ment We are sure we will get a majority The army is also behind Lumumba The sudden turn caught the UN in the middle with ob servers wondering which side il will deal with Under basic Congo not the president can dismiss the premier But this legality could prove meaningless ALL UN FORCES in the capital were put on alert and a special UN guard was posted around Kasavubus residence UN units of British trained Ghanian and Sudanese machine gunners and Moroccan riflemen kept watch over the tense capi tal Kasavubu made his bold move in miflevening He broadcast an announcement that the erratic premier been fired and said he was trying to stop the Congos lunge toward the Commu nist camp HeJ accused Lumsr umba of hav ing pushed the strifetorn re public into a fratricidal war and disaster Two hours later Lumumba made his move Taking contro of the network he proclaimed himself in power Forward youth and workers of the Congo he shouted You must defend the republic AS A STUDIO audience of supporters clapped and cheered Lumumba declared that Kasa vubu was no longer chief of state I am still chief of the na tional army he asserted There appeared little doubt the Congolese poorly trained and illdisciplined play a determining role in the crisis Kasavubus bid for control ob viously was triggered by a de sire to block a Sovietled at tempt to move into central Afri ca through material and techni cal aid to the Lumumba govern ment US road toll on holiday 414 By THE ASSOCIATED FEESS The number of persons killed in traffic accidents across the nation during the threeday Labor Day weekend totaled 414 Monday While tragically high the count was lower than last years Labor Day toll and considerably less than the National Safety Councils estimate of 460 and the record Labor Day toll of 461 set in 1951 LUMUMBA AP Photofax DEFECTORS AT MOSCOW PRESS H Martin 29 Ellensberg Wash left and Bernon F Mitchell 31 Agency said they defected m protest against American policies Eureka Calif appear at press conference in Moscow which they believed would touch off a new world war Man at right The two defectors from the US National Security is a Russian interpreter N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES President Nixon report ed making excellent progress in his recovery from a knee infection spent some time Tuesday out of bed Be expects to leave the hospital Saturdayand take off on his opening campaign swing next Monday SAN government of El Sal vador has revealed it smashed what it terms a Com munist plot to attack and seize western El Salvador An unsuccessful attack was made Aug 31 on army barracks at Santa Anna the nations second largest city HAVANA A bitter exchange between Fidel Castros Cuba and Argentina sparked predictions of a diplomatic break between the two Latin American countries LITTLE ROCK Ark Twelve Negro children entered two oncewhite high schools Tuesday in an atmosphere of peacefulness The only jarring note at the campuses of Central and Hall schools was the presence of a few policemen Commits suicide in jail Clifford Wesley Davis 30 938 8th SE being held as an habit ual criminal committed suicide Monday night in the cell block at the Cerro Gordo County jail Dr JE Christopherson county coroner said Davis death was due to strangulation by hanging Davishad been booked on a charge of committing lascivious acts with a child County Attor ney William Pappas said he had intended to arraign Davis in District Court this week The coroner said Davis used bandanna to hang himself The handkerchief was tied to a bar on the ceiling of a small hallway in the cell block He died at about pm Lights in the jail are turned out be tween 10 and pm DAVIS BODY was discovered at about pm a prisoner tried to talk to Davis in the dark but received no answer The prisoner became alarmed and called for the deputy sheriff Prisoners had talked to Davis at A note found in Davis pocket indicated he was depressed He said in the note he understood he was going before the court Tuesday and that he intended to plead innocent He wrote he knew he didnt have much chance and felt he would be sen tenced to 25 years in the peni tentiary The coroner said it was not a suicide note However the coroner said Davis had inti mated suicide to fellow prison ers his wife and his father DAVIS WAS arrested Saturday morning on complaint of an 11 yearold Mason City girls par ents After police questioning he signed a statement admitting the crime Davis was born June 18 1930 in Mason City son of Clifford E and Ella Patterson Davis He was married to JoAnn Blanc Nov 29 1957 in Mason City Surviving are his wife a son Wesley Clifford his parents Mr and Mrs Clifford E Davis three brothers Harold Lewis and Richard Davis all of Ma son City and two sisters Mrs Arvid Irene DeMaris Mason City and Mrs Linden Dar lene Havnar Wichita Kan He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister Funeral arrangements are in complete Friends may call a1 the MajorErickson Funeral Home after 3 pm Wednesday On the inside Editorilt 4 Socitty 4M North Iowa Newt 10 1M2 Clear Lake Newt 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Comfet 14 T Defectors turn up in Moscow U S spying on friends MOSCOW young code1 clerks from the supersecret U S National Security Agency turned up in Moscow Tuesday with tales that the United States is spying even on its Allies un der a policy they feel will lead to World War III Bernon F Mitchell 31 Euwould lessen the threat of an reka Calif and William H Martin 29 Ellensburg Wash announced have defected to the Soviet Union and intend to be come Soviet citizens We would attempt to crawl to the moon if we thought it 2 men left Cuba on Russian trawler WASHINGTON Iff A Rus sian trawler is reported to have smuggled two defecting American code clerks to the Soviet Union after picking them up secretly in a Cuban port This was disclosed Tuesday as the White House Pentagon and State Department met with a somewhat embar rassed official silence the news Moscow had unveiled the pair at a news conference with a flood of spy accusa tions Responsible authorities who reported how Bernon F Mit chell and William H Martin got to Russia said govern ment agencies knew about the voyage shortly after trawler left Cuba The House Committee on UnAmerican Activities an nounced it will subpoena the personnel director of the Na tional Security Agency to get the employment records of the two code clerks A well placed Capitol Hill source declining to be quoted by name told a reporter at least one other congressional group had started preliminary inquiry before the House com mittee moved in but probably will let the House investi gators handle the probe The informant said it was already evident in prelimin ary checking that NSA whose work is supposed to be su persecret should have employed either of those two meti in the first place Iowas safety drive paid off BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten traffic deaths were re corded in Iowa over the Labor Day weekend as safety officials put on a determined drive to hold the toll below last years disastrous holiday in which 21 persons were killed on state highways The safety drive apparently paid off in the waning hours of the holiday Not a single death was reported in the last 12 hours of the threeday weekend which started at 6 pm Friday and ended at midnight Monday SAME Black Fla Means Traffic Death in Past 21 Hours atomic war they said in a statement THE RUSSIANS put the two on display under television lights in the giltornamented Journalists Club From a plat form the two detailed the two complaints against the Unitec States and spilled to newsmen what they said were NSA com munications intelligence se crets They said the Unitec States had broken the codes of friendly nations and even planted a spy in a friendly em bassy Mitchell and Martin bachelor friends since service in the U S Navy refused to tell how they got to Moscow from NSA headquarters at Ft Meade Md They are known to have come ay way of Mexico City That might prevent others rom taking the same route hey said The two left Ft Meade late in June on vacation ostensibly to visit relatives on the West loast They never reached the coast MITCHELL AND Martin pro fessed to believe that US pol icy may lead to World War III They complained chiefly of American reconnaissance lights over Soviet territory and he rim of Red China but said nothing about the May Day U2 flight for which the Russians gave Francis Gary Powers a 10 year sentence They said one of the reasons they left the United States was persecution there of persons who do not believe in God They at tacked what they called harass ment of those with unpopular po litical views Talents of women are en couraged and utilized to a much greater extent in the Soviet Union than in the United States they said in a state ment We feel that this en riches Soviet society and makes Soviet women more desirable as mates DISCUSSING US hostility to communism their statement said Perhaps US hostility toward communism arises out of a feel ing of insecurity engendered by ommunist achievement in sci ence culture and industry If this is so such feelings of in security are a poor excuse for endangering world peace The top secret agency with which they worked was a de AP Photofax OLD BUCKETHEAD The collar that Colonel is wearing may not be stylish but it is certainly get fling a lot of attention Colonel owned by Frank A Kucens Louisville Ky had an infection behind the ear which he was spreading by scratching On vet erinarians order the bottomless bucket was fastened to his collar to forestall scratching VVith such at tention getting attire the dog is enjoying the affec tion flooding his way Ike WASHINGTON White House said Tuesday that President Eisenhower re gards the two young mathe maticians who deflected to Russia as selfconfessed traitors ense unit engaged in intercept ing radio signals and in com munications intelligence They said the United States had planted a codeclerk spy n the Turkish Embassy pre sumably in Washington and was deciphering secret mes sages of more than 40 countries at a cost of half a billion dollars a year THEY SAID Britain and Can ada cooperated in the program and were closely involved Martin a heavyset blond ap peared pale but confident The bespectacled Mitchell was some what nervous Both read their statements rapidly but some times stumbled over a word or sentence The two said the Sovjet Union granted their requests for asylum and Soviet citizenship ave them a choice of where they wanted to live education and a salary equivalent to heir American pay They also are getting jobs in heir specialties of Mathema ics they said CONTINUE INQUIRY WASHINGTON UPI Winding up a yearlong series oi hear ngs a Senate subcommittee turns its attention this week to prices of antibiotic drugs   

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