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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newsoaper Edittd for Hit Hemt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper tih a t makes all North Iowa As neighbors VOL 98 Associated Press and United Press Internationa Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 1960 i Copy Paper Consists of Two One No 287 Winds reach 120 miles an hour Donna socks Florid Skull of earliest man found 600000 years old By JULIE ANN CORLER WASHINGTON A remote sunbaked gorge in East Africa has yielded a 600000yearo 1 d skull the remains of the earli est man ever found The discovery climaxed a search of nearly three decades by Dr L S B Leakey the noted British archeologist and curator of the Coryndon Muse um in Nairobi Kenya Dr Leakeys work in the Olduvai Gorge of Tanganyika is spon sored by the National Geograph ic Society of Washington The worlds earliest known hu man who has been named Zin janthropus or East Africa Man was a youth of about 18 In the context of time he was a thousand centuries older than two other famous primitives Peking Man and Java Man EAST AFRICA Mans remains lay buried in a unique fossil mu seum where DrJ Leakey and his wife Mary have uncovered ma n y ancient tools and the bones of more than a hundred extinct animals some of them nightmarish in size and make up The skull came to light as two immense teeth shining from stone We soon discovered that the nearly complete skull minus only the lower jaw wasini bedded in soft rock although expansion and contraction of the rock had cracked the fossil into more than 400 fragments Piecing the lowbrowed long faced skull together was like working a complex threedi mensional jigsaw puzzle Dr Leakey put the age of the specimen at 18 because the wis dom teeth show no signs of wear Yet the basioccipital su ture a seam between two bones of the skull is closed showing that the individual was more than 16 years old THE SCIENTIST theorizes that in the youths lifetime heavy rains raised the level of a lake that covered part of pres entday Tanganyika It is possi ble that he had just died of ill ness when his people were forced to retreat to higher ground The body was covered dor protection Inexorably the lake crept over the campsite engulfing the body together with many stone tools abandoned in flight and THE CHAMPS City Shriners examine the Humphrey mobile driven by John Low Marion Whats missing Humphrey the cham pion pieeater made famous by the Joe Palooka comic strip Mason Cityans are Bob Marshall Tom Akkerman and Carl Haase The Hum phreymobile is part of the show brought to Mason City by the El Kahir Shrine Temple Cedar Rapids the bones of small animals the hunters had eaten In time the waters vanished leaving the body entombed un der several hundred feet of sedi ments that had hardened to rock Over the ages violent earthquakes and erosion shaped what is tgdays Olduvai Gorge It slices precisely through the beds of the longvanished Stone Age lake THE TEETH big molars small canines and incisors show that East Africa Man was by nature a plant eater Yet at some time he had added small animals tohis diet As his and any humans teeth are not capa ble of tearing skin or fur from wild prey it can be supposed t h a t he started making stone choppers with which to cut up his newfound delicacies Though East Africa Mans brain was small the curvature of the cheek region and tempor al bones behind the ear holes compare to those of presentday men not apes or nearmen There was no riddle in dating the discovery at about 600000 years Dr Leakey says Arche ologists know the era of giant fossils found near by a prehis toric pig as big as a rhinoceros a sheep that towered six feet at the shoulder a fantastically huge baboon and a bird possi bly larger than the extinct 12 foothigh moa of New Zealand FAITHFUL FAITHLESSES LONDON UPI Mr and Mrs John Faithless Friday cele brated their golden wedding an niversary Shriners in control of Mason City Shriners 800 strong from Iowa and neighboring states Saturday took control of Mason City in a series of events to entertain the public and publi cize Shriners aid to crippled children A parade in downtown Mason City started at 3 pm and a grand entry program at the Roosevelt field starts at 7 pm The grand entry program is open to the public FAIR THE Shrine CLOWN unit will present a of the sizable amount of money Saturday night to the El Kahir Temple for use in the Shrine Crippled Children Hospitals The clowns Saturday began distributing free popcorn to chil dren in Mason City This distri bution continued throughout the day A concert in Central Park started at pm Participat ing in the concert were the El Kahir Band the Chanters the Drum and Bugle Corps the Patrol and Oriental Band THE PARADE included at east 50 units There were three motor patrols from Fairmont Minn Rochester Minn and Des Moines First unit in the parade fol lowing the color guard and Ralph Whltlock Cedar Rapids Illustrious Potentate of the El Kahir Shrine Temple was the clown motor patrol from Des Moines This ISrmember unit executed formations on motor scooters Units in the afternoon parade will participate in the grarrd entry program at Roosevelt field This program will last from one to IVi hours On the inside Church News Pages 45 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 8 Sports 910 Clear Lake News 10 Editorials i 11 Comics 12 Building News v 1314 North Iowa News 16 Zearing woman dies in auto accident ZEARING UPI Blanche Reed 79 Zearing was killed Friday and her daughterinlaw injured when their car and a dump truck collided near this northwestern Story County town The daughterinlaw Wilma Mae Reed 57 New Providence un derwent surgery at the county hospital in Nevada and was des cribed in serious condition She was driving the car when the accident occurred on a county road one mile northeast of here North Iowa Mostly fair not so cool Saturday night low most ly iri upper 40s Partly cloudy little change in temperature Sunday high in the 70s Iowa Generally fair through Sunday Not so cool west and north Saturday night lows up per 40s and lower 50s High Sunday 70s north to around 80 south Outlook for Monday Partly cloudy and slightly cooler Minnesota Fair continued cool Highs Sunday in 70s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 70 Minimum 40 At 8 a m 58 Inmates found dead inheating tunnel SONYEA N Y young inmates of a state insti tute for epileptics missing since Wednesday afternoon were found dead Saturday in a heat ing tunnel on the hospital grounds The boys aged 13 to 15 apparently became lost in a maze of tunnels that link more than 100 buildings on the grounds They were found with in an area of about 200 yards in a dark tunnel where tempera tures reach as high as 140 or 150 degrees Khrushchev limited to Manhattan UNITED NATIONS N Y United States notified the SovietUnion Saturday that Premier Nikita S Khrushchev during his visit to New York must not travel off Manhattan Island It was a slap in the face that said Khrushchev is not welcome in the United States THE STATE Department had warned that Khrushchev would be in greater danger during his visit here starting Sept 19 than he was as an official guest last year because of his hostile statements against the US and the shooting down of American planes Khrushchev and a party of East European Communist of ficials arrive in New York Sept 19 aboard the Russian liner Baltika A STATE Department an nouncement demanded that Khrushchev remain close to the skyscraper UN headquarters on the east side of midMan hattan It was the most severe restriction imposed on any UN delegate and an unprecedented restriction on a visiting head of state BULLETIN BELGRADE Yugoslavia Tito of Yu goslavia will lead his coun trys delegation to the United Nations General Assembly this month it was announced Saturday s in Ceasefire order issued in Conga LEOPOLDVILLE Congo ffl United Nations an nounced Saturday the Congo lese army has issued cease fire orders to its troops throughout the Congo This order if obeyed would put an end to the bloody warfare in Kaisai Province and end Patrice Lumumbas planned invasion of rebellious Katanga Province The announcement came a few hours after Premier Lu mumba demanded that the United Nations stop Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and his aides from what he called their interference in the Congos internal affairs Lumumba had called on Hammarskjold and all U N members to prevent the Congo from becoming a bat tlefield of World War III But embattled President Joseph Kasavubu stood firm in his determination to end Lumumbas rule and rid the Congo of Communist influ encesInformants close to Kasavubu said he is going ahead with his annpunced plan to form a new govern ment with the Senates moder ate president Joseph Ileo as premier Hammarskjold meanwhile defended before the U N Security Council the seizure of Congo airports and Leopold ville Radio by U N forces Under fire from the Commu nist bloc he put the issue squarely up to the 11nation council for its consideration and instruction After a ses sion that lasted into the early hours the council adjourned until late Saturday to debate actions of the U N peace force trying to keep order in the turbulent African nation center of blow MIAMI Fla UP Hurricane DonnS brushed past the Miami area with heavy rains and wind gusts up to 105 miles an hour Saturday and headed northwest ward toward the Tarnpa Bay most populous in Florida Residents were well prepared Shutters Were in place and ex tra provisions were put in The center of the massive storm was 80 miles west of Mi ami and plowing slowly across the sparsely settled Everglades Floridas lower Gulf Coast al ready was getting a foretaste of Donnas fury High winds broke telephone lines into Naples booming resort town 125 miles south of Tampa and 100 miles west of Miami long before the center was due there FARTHER ON in the big storms path lay Fort Myers with 22000 population Sarasota with 33000 Bradenton xvith 19 000 then the cities which face one another across Tampa Bay Tamps with some 270000 people and St Petersburg with 178000 The Tampa Weather Bureau urged quick evacuation of low coastal sections of the entire area It would pass close or just to the east of Tam pa Bay early Sunday N High storm tides ranging from 5 to 11 feet were forecast for thecoast in Donnas path The Coast Guard was rushing evacuation of residents from Sanibel and Captivo Islands near Fort Myers Sanibel is famed among seashell collectors while legend labelsCaptivo the island where the pirate Gasparilla kept women prisoners THE HURRICANE warning flags flew along all of Floridas Gulf Coast north to Cedar Key 85 miles up the coast from Tam pa V The famed Tamiami Trail highway crossing the Everglades from Miami to Naples and Fort Myers thence north to Tampa was blocked when Donna felled numerous large pine trees across the roadway Detours around these obstacles are im possible in the mashy glades where water levels rose steadily as the hurricane dumped hour after hour of heavy rains Winds up to 120 miles an hour were reported by radio from Everglades City on the coast be low Naples as the hurricane center approached that area The Florida Keys were raked by winds and tides which washed out bridge approaches broke the main water line to Key West piled seaweed three feet high across the oversea highway scattered trailers at a tourist camp for half a mile and ripped the roof from a school building in use as a refuge Highway patrol reports said one man was killed and several people injured on the Keys The Red Cross said there may be casualties still unreported Miss Michigan is double winner ATLANTIC CITY N J UP Nancy Anne Fleming Miss Michigan carried the favorites role into the finals of the Miss America1 judging here Saturday night Miss Fleming from Montague is the only double winner in the preliminary judg ing having won the swimsuit and talent divisions WAITING OUT K Pearson has no garage and couldnt bear the thought of the new compact car being damaged by hurricane winds so he just opened the sliding glass doors to his living room and drove in AP Pholofax side At left Mrs Pearson reads to their son Kelly while 8monthold Carol oc cupies the playpen at right And what is Pearson doing Wiping the rain spots off the new car School property an issue New post office or an addition sought Mason City is to have either a new post office or an addition which would involve abandon ment of Lincoln School Preliminary plans already have been drawn for an addi tion east of the post office ex tending across the present al ley The school would be torn down since the grounds would be needed for maneuvering the SAME DATEW9441 BUck Meotu Death IB flit 21 Nebraskas governor dies at 62 LINCOLN Neb Ralph Brooks of Nebraska died Friday a few hours after he had announced I am sticking in the fight for election to the senate The Democratic governor died at pm little more than an hour before the 5 pm deadline for removing his name from the senatorial ballot Brooks 62 had hoped to re place Republican incumbent Sen Carl T Curtis in the sen ate The governor was hospitalized Aug 23 with a virus infection which weakened his heart muscle His condition was listed as critical for a few hours Aug 30 and had been listed as seri ous since His illness had been diagnosed as a congested heart failure huge trucks which now serve the post The alternative is for the U S Post Office Department to buy property on the outskirts of the business district and have a new onestory buildiing con structed to its specifications Negotiations between the post office department and the Mason City school board reached a head last June 21 aft er several years of discussion it was revealed Saturday by Leslile G Hawkins board pres ident In June Frank A Gilbert St Louis regional real estate manager for the department and Fred Adnew Des Moines its Iowa real estate officer met with the school board GILBERT ASKED the board to quote immediately a price on the Lincoln School property Board members explained to him that this was difficult be cause every room in the build ing is used and needed for school pinposes Consequently the board would have to con sider replacement value of the building even though the post office is interested only in the ground Hawkins explained to the two government representatives that under Iowa law the board has no authority to sell real estate Photo on Page 6 N DIES AT 79 Rep Edith Nourse Rogers died Saturday at a Boston hospital The Re publican woman legislator was 79yearsold She was first elected to Congress in 1925 and had served in Congress longer than any other woman nutshell ews m a FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES SEATTLE earthquake jolted Seat tle shortly after 7 am Saturday and police head quarters was flooded with telephone calls Police said they received no reports of damage WASHINGTON Screaming through skies cleared of all commercial planes jet interceptors thundered destruction threats against bomber for six hours early Saturday in the biggest test ever made of North American air defenses All civilian planes are grounded for six hours WASHINGTON Vice President Richard M Nixon is back home after 11 days n a hospital for treatment of a knee infection On Monday hell start making up for lost time on the presidential cam paign trail LOS is open season on Vice Presi dent Richard M Nixon for Sen John F Kennedy Kennedy has tossed aside his selfimposed restriction against attacking Nixon while the latter was in a hospital The Democratic presidential nominee told a wildly cheering throng outside Shrine Auditorium Friday night If you want to stand still under Vice President Nixon vote Republican But if you want to move forward vote Democratic has rejected a US ap peal for release of two captured American one of President Eisenhowers conditions for meeting Soviet Premier Khrushchev at the United Nations without the approval of the vot ers Gilbert nevertheless asked for a price to be quoted by the i following day 1 After much discussion the board agreed that it would rec ommend to the voters sale of the property for with possession June 30 1961 This offer would have to be accepted within 90 days however to give the board time to present the question to the voters and make other classroom arrangements TO THIS DATE Hawkins said the board has received no answer from the post office de partment In his discussions with the board Gilbert indicated that a price of 380000 would be maxi mum quoting prices of to 860000 paid for what he con sidered like property in other midwestern cities He waved aside statements by the that the ground alone would bring approximately in Mason City The school board has ascer tained Hawkins said that the government can condemn the Lincoln School property Its price then would be fixed by ap praisers The government then could take it over whether or not the voters of Mason City wish to sell it Meanwhile A R Ansley Kansas Ctiy engineer with the adquisition department of the U S General Services Admini stration has spent a week in Mason City investigating the sit uation The General Services Administration GSA is respon sible for construction and main tenance of government buildings ANSLEY MADE plain that his recommendation would be that the Lincoln School property be taken over and an addition be built to the post office The post office would use the ground floor and the GSA would build second and third stories on top of the addition The U S District Court has complained to the GSA of lack   

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