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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas j Daily Newspaper Idlted tor the Home J MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL 9t Associated Prcu and United Press International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 I960 7c a Copy Paper of Two N0 291 i Arrest staff of Lumumba Mexicos triple festival Ties with U S cool By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Friday marked the 150th anniversary of Mexican independence and the start of Mexicos Sesquicenten nial Year The sesquicentennial is essen tially a triple celebration The central observance is the 150th anniversary of the opening of the War of Independence This was precipitated on Sept 16 1810 when Padre Miguel Hidalgoy Costilla a parish priest at the little village of Dolores now Dolores first raised his voice in t h e GRITO or cry of freedom Viva independencia Viva patria Viva el pueblo For his revolu tionary zeal Father Hidalgo was shot and his head less than 11 months later THE 1810 uprising was not truly a war for freedom in the beginning All that was intend edwas to overthrow the Spanish overlords Independence from Spain was declared only in 1821 almost a decade after Hidalgo had been martyred and then by Agustin Iturbide a Spanish gen eral who set himself up as em peror The federal republic was established in October 1824 The sesquicentennial year 19601961 also by coincidence marks the 100th anniversary of the War of Reform The full blooded Indian Benito Juarez in 18601861 completed the de feat of conservative forces and began consolidating the liberal reforms of the Constitution of 1857 Archduke Maximilian of Austria became Emperor of Mexico in 1864 with the support of French troops but Maximil ian was put down and executed three years later and Juarez was reelected president AGAIN THE sesquicentennial year marks the 50th anniversa ry of the Mexican Revolution 19101911 which ousted the dic tator Porfirio Diaz and paved the way for adoption of the pres ent constitution in 1917 Mexicos nonMarxist old revolutionar ies are still in political control of t h e country through their Party of Revolutionary Institu tions which has enjoyed a political monopoly in Mexico for the past thsee decades Americans have a legitimate reason to join in the Mexican independence festival At the time of the Mexican War of In dependence the states of Texas New Mexico Arizona and Cal ifornia all were part of Mexico Appropriately the U S Post Office is issuing a series of stamps honoring Mexican inde pendence The U S delegation to the celebration was headed by Secretary of State Herter and included detachments from West Point Annapolis and the Air Force Academy U SMEXICAN relations at the moment are in a state of rather cool embarrassment thanks to Cubas Fidel Castro Mexicos leaders as one corres pondent put it have hoped that their country might serve as a bridge between the English speaking giant to the north and the whole of Latin America But although the government of President Adolfo Lopez Mateos is essentially middleof theroad andthe PRI embraces politicos who would look upon Sen Barry Goldwater RAriz as not a sufficiently ardent con servative the doctrine of con tinuing revolution makes nec essary at least a bow to Castro And to be sure Castro has plenty of followers among the Mexican people Perhaps the Bogota confer ence will lay the groundwork for better rapport across the bor der but for now the American Mexican friendship is as coolj and formal as itg been in al4 moit two decades LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Col Joseph Mobutus Congolese troops arrested Patrice Lumum bas personal staff Friday and some reports said the disputed premier also was taken into cus tody Friday The Congos rising prpWest ern strongman also prevented a meeting of the National Parlia ment which has been largely on Lumumbas side by putting a cordon of heavily armed sol diers about the modernistic par liament house on a bank of the Congo River Mobutu men continuing their crackdown on the Communist supported Lumumba faction drove up in a truck to his offi cial residence WITH UN Ghana troops standing by but taking no part Mobutus soldiers d e p lo y e d round the residence and the pre miers administrative offices across the street The soldiers herded all the members of Lumumbas staff they could find into the truck and drove away presumably to Camp Leopold II on the out skirts of Leopoldville Lumumba who was reported in hiding in another villa of the capitals European section was also believed to have been picked up The actions constituted the most decisive show of force since Mobutu the 29yearold chief of staff proclaimed Wed nesday that the army was tak ing over control of the young nations chaotic government MOBUTU HAS recognized President Joseph Kasavubu as chief of state but at the same time sought to impose a neu tralization of all political ac tivity Mobutu told a news confer ence he has given the Soviet Czech and any other Communist bloc diplomats 48 hours to get out of the country Jack raps do little Republicans WITH KENNEDY IN PENN SYLVANIA W Sen John F Kennedy said Friday Republi cans are content to do too lit tle to maintain Americas pros perous position of leadership in the world Kennedy told a crowd of about 4000 persons gathered at a street corner in Lebanon Pa that he has no argument with the Republicans over their as pirations for the future of the United States BUT KENNEDY said the Republicans are content to do too little to advance our econo my and to maintain our leader ship The Democratic presidential nominee said Americas basic asset is its ability to outpro duce the Soviet Union or any other country in the world But he said full advantage is not be ing taken of the productive ca pacity of the country KENNEDY CARRIED his campaign across eastern Penn sylvania with a motorcade which began in Harrisburg and pointed him toward a major speech in Baltimore Md Along the highways there were scattered groups of spec tators who turned out to wave and cheer The Democratic nominee en countered in Lebanon for the first time in his current drive some booing from members of the crowd Local Democratic leaders attributed this to chil dren The majority of the crowd was enthusiastic PARTLY CLOUDY North Iowa Considerable cloudi ness with intermittent light rains or thunderstorms through Saturday Low Friday night 5560 Highs Saturday 6368 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with scattered light rain or thunderstorms Friday nighj and Saturday Lows Friday night 5560 Cooler extreme west Saturday highs lower 60s extreme north to lower 70s extreme south Further out look Sundtey partly cloudy and cool Fiveday Iowa Temperature will average 4 to 7 degree below normal Saturday through next Wednesday Aft ernoon highs will average near 70 degrees and over night lows 48 to 50 degrees Rainfall will average 15 to 20 of an inch east in shower and thunderstorms during the first of the period Little or no rainfall is expected in western Iowa Minnesota Showers cooler Highs Saturday in 60s GlobeGazette x weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 76 Minimum 56 At 8am 59 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 50 37 Cresco area man killed in accident CRESCO Charles OBrien 49 a farmer near Cresco was killed early Friday at the Wis consin end of the Mississipp River Bridge at Prairiedu Chien Wis A car he was driving skidded and plowed into a hill at a sharp turn at the end of the bridge OBrien was the son of Mrs Mary Timmermann Elma Two passengers in his car are hospitalized in fair condition in a Prairie du Chien hospital They are Ronald Regan 32 and Earl Schaffer 40 both of Cresco Funeral serviced for Charles OBrien are pending at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Lourdes Conway Funeral Home Elma is in charge Surviving are his mother Mrs Mary Timmermann Elma a sister Mrs Mary Joreahl Casper Wyo three brothers Gene and Jack Seattle Wash and Clayton Minneapolis Brooks aide to run for Senate GRAND ISLAND Neb UPI B Conrad energetic administrative aide to the late Gov Ralph G Brooks was named Thursday night as the Democratic US Senate nomi nee1 from Nebraska Conrad 38 was elected by a 6020 vote of the state central committee over ruanerup Clair Callan Odel Conrad who will oppose re publican Sen Carl T Curtis Brooks died a week ago heart failure BATTLE OF BULGE CHICAGO UPI The Chi cago Transit Authority which has ordered an extra inch o seat space in 150 new diesel buses said it meant no affront The CTA explained that Ameri cans not only in Chicago are getting larger all over not only where they sit down An the CTA is as it were keeping abreast of this trend Morse that is Code for motorists BOSTON Auto mobile Legal Association came up Friday with a Morse coda for motorists to enable them to signal an other motorist when some thing is wrong with his car After a poll of representa tive drivers the ALA suggest ed this code to be tooted out on the horn Left blinker going Right blinker going i A light burned out Get over in the right lane speed up slow poke Slow down youre speeding The ALA said it had reject ed the idea of one long blast for you jerk and a series of short beeps for a pretty girl walking along the sidewalk Strategic food bank among goals of Nixon Vice president in bid for farm vote with new proposal GUTHRIE CENTER Vice President Richard M Nixon made a pitch for the farm vote Friday by ad vocating a domestic strategic food bank and heavier shipments abroad to cut pricedepressing surpluses The food reserves would be stored around the country against emergencies like sudden international requirements or aa enemy attack The Republican presidential nominee tagged his fourpart proposal Operation Consume and said it would isolate Surplus stocks from the commercial market as completely effectively quickly as we can Before he reached Guthrie HE WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW Ray Ogden an auto agency employe serves breakfast in bed to his wife Mar garet whom he extolled in aclassified ad published under legal notices in the Los Angeles HeraldExpress The ad in small but proud capital letters read I am responsible for all debts and AP Photoiax obligations of my wife Margaret both present and future and am debghted to be the provider for a woman who has borne me two fine children listened pa tiently to all my gripes and with an overabundance of love and care made the past 21 years the happiest I have ever known Ray Ogden Nixon greeted by wet county fair atmosphere By CHUCK WALK GlobeGazette Farm Editor GUTHRIE CENTER A rather damp county fair atmos phere greeted Vice President Richard Nixon at the state con servation field day and plowing matches near here Friday The inclement weather a light rain fell through much of the however seem to bother the thousands of people who tramped over the Howard Gillespie and Roy Titus farms site of the states big gest agricultural show The sun broke through the heavy overcast at 2 oclock just as Nixon stepped up to deliver his address Providing parking space for the thousands of cars bringing these people to the event was a problem which never material ized About 50 highway patrol men and local sheriffs officers directed visitors to any one of 15 parking lots located on var ious farms in the area THERE WAS A of opinion about just why various people were here Some said the political aspects of the pro gram were their only reasons Others said they doubted they would even fight the crowd to see Nixon and his Democratic counterpart on the speaking program Sen Quinton Burdick DND Among those who anxiously awaited the appearance of the vice president was a Clayton lounty housewife who said I see enough plowing in the spring to last me a lifetime But how many times will I have a chance to see the vice presi dent of the United States A Winneshiek County farm r who admitted to having voted Republican longer than I can remember also was anxious to see the vice presi dent This is the first presidential candidate Ive ever seen in per son Karl Kramer said and Ive planned this trip for three weeks I may even go up to South Dakota next week for the national plowing matches to see Kennedy just to make things complete At least two Cerro Gordo Countyans were at the field day Protests ignored Ikes health doctors report says WASHINGTON first phase of President Eisenhow ers annual physical checkup was completed Friday and one of his doctors pronounced him in excellent health The White House emphasized that this was only part of the physical check up Eisenhower will return to Walter Reed in perhaps a couple of months for completion of the examination ATLAS FIRED CAPE CANAVERAL Fla ffl Air Force successfully fired an Atlas missile 5000 miles down the Atlantic range Friday in a test of a new nose cone designed to better pro tect hydrogen warheads MARK HUNTLEY work unit conservationist for the county and William Eno Sheffield chairman of the county con servation commission drove to the big show Another North lowan present but in a much busier capacity was Art Raiscn Hampton Raisch was one of 12 contest ants in the state contour plow ing contest He is the defending champion and will represent Iowa in the national matches next week Two other North lowans en tered in the plowing matches were onetime winner Adam Schwab Shell Rock and George Negen Allison Negen was en tered in the level land plowing contest while Schwab competed against Raisch in the contour contest This years plowing honors went to two other men how ever Bob Barrow of Van Buren County took the contour title while Francis Willey Guthrie County won the level cham pionship N ews in a utshell FKOM OUR WIKE SERVICES BRUSSELS Belgium Belgian Prime Minis ter Gaston Eyskens an nounced in a special newscast the engage ment of King Baudouin of Belgium to Dona Fa biola de Moray Aragon of Spain The king 30 is a bachelor NEW YORK For mer President Harry S Truman says there is no possibility he would seek the U S Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen Thomas Hennings Jr DMo SAVANNAKHET La os Gen Photimi No savan military com mander of Laos newly formed revolutionary movement said at least six Communist led bat talions have marched in from North Viet Nam and are attacking Laoti an forces near the north eastern border BUFFALO N Y Federal Judge John 0 Henderson issued a tem porary restraining order against a projected strike by the Switchmens Un ion of North America The strike scheduled to begin at 6 am Monday would tie up major rail traffic in Western and Southern sections of the country About 17 rail roads would be affected including the Rock Is land and M St L in Iowa SAME DATE1959451 US secretary held San HAVANA Lfl Fidel Castros secret police held an attractive blonde U S Embassy secre tary in jail Friday and brushed off protests by the American ambassador The seizure of Marjorie Lennox 26 a Francisco divorcee and a con fidential secretary in the em bassys important economic section was dramatic evidence of the virtual breakdown in the U SCuban relations U S Ambassador Philip Bonsai called her arrest com pletely illegal Cuban author ities refused to tejl him what charges if any they have against her The ambassador went per sonally to the Foreign Ministry MRS LENNOX to deliver a bristling oral protest Thursday after earlier written protests were ignored The first embassy official who tried to see Mrs Lennox at headquarters of the Cuban Mili tary held there four hours himself and then sent away Later another official managed to see Mrs Lennox for a few minutes and reported she was hysterical at the time Two later attempts by embassy officials to contact her Thursday night were rebuffed Armed agents of Castros security forces raided Mrs Lennoxs apartment at Thurs day morning She was held 10 hours while they questioned her and searched the apartment and then was taken to DIER headquarters Her arrest came to light only after she failed to show up tor work and U S officials made inquiries at her apartment building Center Nixon made brief re marks at a breakfast in Omaha Neb then went across the Mis souri River for talks at Council Bluffs Red Oak and lunch and more talk at Atlantic The long day of campaigning f the vice president accom panied by his wife Pat was o continue on a 70mile trip from Guthrie Center to Des Moines Nixon has scheduled a sevenstate regional television speech from there Friday night 3e was to leave Saturday morn ing for Sioux City and another rally NIXON WAS delighted with his reception as he opened his campaign in the nations corn belt Crowds like this meau we are going to elect Republi cans this fall he shouted At Omaha he drew an en thusiastic crowd of 6648 through the turnstiles at Civic Auditori um before setting out Nixon made one of his most unusual campaign speeches in an unscheduled stop at the Iowa School for The Deaf at Council Bluffs and told the cheering youngsters America needs the aest of everybody Nixon delivered his touching speech in a slow careful voice to enable lipreaders to under stand him and to permit it to 3e translated simultaneously in to sign language by one of the supervisors of the school As the children cheered Nixon said America needs the best of everybody At Guthrie Center Nixon tied in with the proposed food re serve and expansion of ship ments abroad under the food orpeace program the use of paymentsinkind from farm surpluses to farmers for retire ment of land from production of the same crops THESE THREE proposals followed generally the outline of the 1960 Republican platform The fourth called for urgent ex ploration of the conversion of grain to protein foods for dis tribution to the hungry here and abroad Nixon saw it as a means of converting excess grains into lowcost canned meat pow deredmilk and eggs by feeding them to livestock dairy cattle and poultry f The protein foods would be available to needy nations and o the school lunch program in his country In his address at the 21st an nual plowing contest Nixon set a target date of four years for bringing the farm surplus down to manageable proportions We need to get the surplus off the farmers back and off the nations back as well he said On ffie inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 The Maroon 5 Society News 6 North Iowa News 7 Mason City News89 Latest Markets 9 Sports 1112 CubGazette 15 Comics 17 TV Guide Rollout Suction LUMPY TOURIST LONDON ar rested Marie Louise Clark on her arrival from Switzerland Friday after 455 watches wera found hidden in her corset   

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