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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette September 9, 1960

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North IOWQS Daily Newspaper Edittd for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 91 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Aisoelated Press ana United Press International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1960 v 7c a Copy Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection OTfi No 284 Whooping cranes j up to 43 Tiny colony holds its own By MAURICE CUTLER OTTAWA Ont tinj colony of whooping cranes which are among the world largest and rarest birds will be gin the next round in their bat tie against extinction when thej take off from their Northern Al berta nesting grounds in a few weeks The giant migratory birds will head south for the winter run ning the gantlet of hunters guns and natural hazards on the long journey to their winter home in Texas At last count this summer there were an estimated 43 o the beautiful birds left includ ing four young At one time in recent years there were only 15 whooping cranes and ornitholo gists feared the birds woulc gradually become extinct THE SIGHTING recently of the four young whoopers batched in the Wood Buffalo Na tional Park nesting grounds en couraged wildlife experts who are fighting to protect the spec ies The majestic whooping crane with a sevenfoot wing span ap parently is holding its own in the struggle a federal govern ment wildlife authority said al though its chances of survival as a species are slim The best indication of the fate of the big white birds with the black wing tips and scarlet head feathers should be known in No vember when officials at the Aransas National Wildlife ref uge near Austwell Tex count the birds which survive the 3000mile flight THE 43 WHOOPING cranes known to man include six in captivity two which remained at the Texas winter grounds 31 which flew north to Alberta and the four young sighted last July Canadian wildlife service of ficers have kept the nesting grounds under aerial observa tion all summer The Cranes nursery consists of a dense muskeg forest studded with lakes and marshes It was lo cated only six years ago in the first sighting of a whooping crane nest ground since 1922 Ornithologists who have stud ied the love life of the once plentiful birds reported they re produceslowly and are highly susceptible to any interference in the nesting season Even the approach of an aircraf might prompt them to abandon nest and eggs THE PROGRESSIVE march of civilization across the prair ies forced the whooping crane farther north and some experts believe its present nesting ground near the AlbertaNorth west territories border is nol suitable for breeding purposes Its natural habitat once was the shortgrass prairie f The mortality rate among the cranes in recent years has been high in their flight to the winter refuge The adult birds have been mistaken for geese and the rustybrown whoopers have also fallen prey to the sportsmans rifle One official said the whoopers will run up against a tremen dous barrage of guns because their flight coincides with the general waterfowl season and the attitude of some hunters is to shoot anything that flies Castro now admits he has opposition HAVANA Minister Fidel Castro admitted Friday for the first time that bands of guerrillas were operating against his revolutionary regime in the mountains of central Cuba He almost casually dis missed the rebels as little groups and confidently indi cated they were doomed to fail firing squad NEW ENVOY MOSCOW IflG Faure Cnau rnont Cuban ambassador to the Soviet Union arrived Thursday to take up his new post He is the first diplomatic representa tive from Cuba since relations were broken in 1952 THEY GOT THE wasnt bad enough that Susan Klubek 7 and her brother Walter 6 Buffalo NY had to go back to had to break their arms the same day less than 24 hours before the fall opening Walter broke his left arm in a fall and AP Photofax Susan fell off her bicycle and broke her right arm two hours later Walter a first grader accused his sister a second grader of breaking her arm on purpose so that she wouldnt have to do home work boy started a fire Junior Forest Ranger quits WASHINGTON UPI A Junior Forest Ranger has turned in his badge to Smokey Bear because he considers himself unworthy He started a fire Eric Riggepbach 9 Wil liamsburg Iowa is the first among more than three mil lion Junior Forest Rangers to resign He made a full confes sion of his mistake and asked if there was anything he could do to regain the badge he sur rendered voluntarily Smokey Bear is the forest services symbol of fire pre vention After Eric started the fire he bundled up and sent to Smokey Bear headquarters here the printed literature blotter letter of appointment Smokeys commandments and all the things necessary for a junior ranger to go about his job of helping prevent Forest fires Along with the bundle was this letter in Erics childlike Scrawl I Eric Riggenbach report to Smokey Bear Age is nine I was playing with matches while I was visiting my cou sins house I threw the matches on the ground A fire started to burn the grass and the trees and the wild flowers They called the fire de partment They came to put it out before it reached our cou sins home or any home near by My dad and mom told me to send everything back They do not think I should have any of it I do not feel worthy of belonging to the Junior Forest Rangers Eric Riggenbach PS I do wish I can be a Junior Forest Ranger after that mistake Is there any thing I can do to earn the badge again The forest service is stern when it comes to fires But the men and women who run the service were impressed with the honesty and sincerity of Erics letter Sounder Smokeys signature Eric got a reply It said that if Eric refrained from playing with matches and was otherwise careful with fire his badge would be restored in three months The weather lorth Iowa Fair and cooler Friday night lows in upper 40s and lower 50s Continued fair and cool Saturday highs in lower 70s Iowa Generally fair Friday night and Saturday Cooler east and south Friday night lows mid 40s northwest to mid 50s southeast Warmer north west Saturday highs in the 70s Further outlook Partly cloudy and not much change in temperature Sunday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 9 degrees below normal with only mi nor daily changes Friday night through next Wednesday Aft ernoon highs should be in the 60s north and 70s south Over night lows should average from the 40s north to the low er 50s south Rainfall will average 10 of an inch or less northwest to 25 to 40 of an inch southeast in showers about Sunday and again toward the middle of next week Minnesota Fair continued cool Highs Saturday in 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 68 Minimum 52 At 8 am 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 68 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Unemployment dropped by 229000 in August to 3788000 jobless The total number of jobholders in the nation fell by 407000 as a pickup in nonfarm industries failed to develop However the August employment total of 68282000 was a record for the month Premier Nikita Khrushchev sailed from the Baltic Sea port of Kaliningrad for New York to attend the United Nations General As sembly Sept 19 New York antibiotic manu facturer told Senate investigators his company has spent almost on research for every it has made in profits The subcommittee is looking into charges that five or six drug manufacturers control the price of antibiotics and make excessive profits UNITED NATIONS Gen Dag Hammarskjold warned Belgium against tampering in the muddled affairs of the Congo as the Security Council sought to clarify the UNs position in the chaotic African nation polio cases surged last week to a 1960 weekly high of 217 including 118 paralytic cases Sen Kennedy heckled on his religion WITH KENNEDY IN CALI FORNIA John F Ken nedy ran into heckling on his Roman Catholic religion Friday as he whistlestopped down the San Joaquin Valley A throng at Modesto cheered the Democratic nominee loudly as he answered sharply a relig ious question thrown at him from the crowd at the conclu sion of a train rear platform talk An unidentified spectator asked Kennedy if he believed all Protestants were heretics No Kennedy replied and I hope you dont believe all Catholics are May I say that it seems to me that the great struggle to day is between those who be lieve in no God and those who believe in God Kennedy said I really dont see why we should engage in close debate over what you may believe and what I may believe That is my privilege and your privilege On the inside Editorials Page 4 CubGazette 5 Clear Lake News6 North Iowa News7 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 Latest Markets 11 Sports131415 Maroon Blue 16 Cdmics 19 TV Guide Pullout Section SCHOOL ELECTION CARPENTERSept 12 from noon until 8 pm at the Town Hall in Carpenter two directors will be elected to the school oard Nomination papers have been filed for Delbert Hanson and Orvie Severson for twoyear erms Encumbent members whose terms expire are Harry Dockum and Calvin Brown Katanga ignores order from UN Miami in hurricane zone Storms path shifting Winds hit 150 mph MIAMI Fla UP The Weath er Bureau hoisted hurricane warnings in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Friday as hurricane Donna churned a turbulent 200 milewide path near the south Florida mainland A dangerous hurricane now threatens most of south Flori da the Weather Bureau ad visory said Gale warnings were raised as far north as Vero Beach 135 miles nbrth of Miami and a hur ricane watch extended to Mel bourne 178 miles north of Mi ami EXTENSION OF the hurricane warning area north to Miami and Fort Lauderdale resulted the forecasters said from a slight intensification of the hur ricane and a very slight dis placement northward of the track previously forecast Donnas center was reported about 130 miles southsoutheast of Miami and an equal distance eastsoutheast of Key West It was moving westnorthwest at about 12 miles an hour and no material change was expected in speed or direction during the next 12 hours Tide water started overflow ng some of the Keys between the mainland and Key West by early afternoon the advisory said That closed the U S No 1 only overland connection of Key West with the mainland TOP WINDS in the hurricane continued at 150 miles an hour and hurricane strength winds extended out 125 miles to the northeast and 80 miles to the outhwest Gale winds fanned put 250 miles northeast and 140 miles to the southwest The area covered by the new y extended hurricane warnings ixtended around the southern tip if Florida and northward up the Gulf coast to Punta Gorda 24 miles north of Fort Myers It embraced the booming Naples area Gale warnings were raised as far north as St Marks on the Gulf coast and the area in cluded Lake Okeechobee The Keys towns of Tavernier Islamorada Marathon and even normally busy Key West re sembled ghost towns as the hardy residents waited for the storm Business went on behind boards and metal storm shutters in downtown Miami between squalls Miamis usually jammed to the curbs vehicle traffic had dwindled to Sunday quietness in the downtown area The monster storm already was rocking the north coast of Cuba Flood waters destroyed about 80 houses in the coastal community of Gibara More than 3000 persons were evacu ated AP Photofax DONNAS AND OTHER HURRICANE PATHS Map compares the path of Hurricane Donna now moving in Hurricane Alley between northern Cuba and the southern Florida keys and the havoc and deathdealing big blows of past years Broken arrow shows route of 1928 hurricane dotted arrow the course of the 1935 hurricane and whitecentered ar row the path of 1947s hurricane These other killer hurricanes carried no names The naming of hurri canes after women is a comparatively recent inno vation by the weather bureau Another body of Lady Be Good crew found WIESBADEN Germany UPI A new chapter in the slowly unraveling mystery of the World War II bomber Lady Be Good has disclosed the fate of another of the 11 man crew who vanished on their first combat mission 16 years ago An air force spokesman said a body found in the Libyan desert has been identified ten tatively as that of 2nd Lt John S Woravka Cleveland Ohio the bombardier The spokesman evidence in dicated that Woravkas para chute failed to open when the crewmen bailed out as the Lib erator began running out of fuel The plane glided to a crash landing and was found years later quite intact The unopened parachute ex plained an entry in a diary kept by the copilot 2nd Lt Robert Toner Attleboro Mass who reported that Waravka failed to join the crew when they parachuted in the night The diary disclosed the others died of thirst and exhaustion as they tried to make their way back to the coast Eight bodies have been found three are three who set off alone to try to find help The Air Force said Woj ravkas remains were found by an oil exploration crew 15 miles northeast of the wreck age of the plane Nearby lay a canteen threequarters full of water and still fresh and free of bacteria after 16 years An Air Force spokesman said one propeller of the wrecked plane will be mounted at Wheelus air base in Libya to commemorate the fate of the Lady Be Good Planes leave airport U N guard is helpless ELISABETHVILLE Congo tfl by invasion from the north secessionist Katangas government Friday defied the UN order closing its airports and started a movement of mili tary aircraft from Elisabethville to meet it Katanga army personnel in cluding white officers forced Swedish UN guards at gunpoint to let two Katanga air force air craft take off A government spokesman con firming this incident said force could be used if necessary to get the provincial planes aloft from Katangas fields despite the UN orders to ground all nonUN traffic A UN spokesman Jan Ber endsen said the Katanga troops had demanded air transport to the KatangaKivu province bor der where 300 or more of Pre WEDDING SET HOLLYWOOD Sinatras daughter Nancy 20 and singer Tommy Sands 23 say they will marry Sunday in Las Vegas SAME DATEMM439 IOWAN ON DISPLAY AP Fhotofax Miss Iowa Sally Neville Davenport competes in the second preliminary divi sion for evening gown at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City NJ Miss America of 1961 will be crowned Saturday night Miss Iowa is wearing a strapless nylon organza with fitted bodice in white satin Tiered skirt each tier fedged in two inch ruching bound in white satin A fanshaped design of the material on skirts is centered with velvet bows INVASION AREA mier Patrice Lumumbas Congo lese soldiers are reported to have made a crossing Thursday Katanga government sources said the invasion force has been stopped The reported invasion did not come as generally expected from battletorn Kasai Province northwest of Katanga but from Kivu Province Katanga government sources claimed however that the in vaders failed to get any vehicles across the Luika River and were stopped without a fight INVASION OF Katanga would broaden a civil war in which Lu mumba proposes to crush seces sionists and others challenging his rule Hundreds have already died in the fighting Lumumba flushed with his oratorical triumph in winning over a hostile Senate has told the United Nations to yield con trol over the radio and airports or leave the country The situation has become seri ous enough that UN Secretary Gen Dag Hammarskjold re quested a crisis session of the Security Council The incidents highlighted new developments in the increasingly tangled Congo situation These included Guinean troops threatened to withdraw from UN control and support Lumumba Lumumba fired three cabinefc members who sided against him n his struggle for power with President Joseph Kasavubu SINGER DIES STOCKHOLM Sweden UPI opera singer Jussi Bjoerling 49 died suddenly of a heart attack at his summer estate at Siaroe in the holm archipelago 1 ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: September 9, 1960

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