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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 26, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper IdHvd for tht VOL I1 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER WO Consist of Four SectionsSection on II Prew ud Obltod Frca tntonitloni FaD Wlra Search for dead after explosion m British disagree on base Laborites call for disarming By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Political Writer decision to establish a new kind of US base in Britain is entirely mili tary but it is certain to set off a new political storm The agreement is that five support ships including the Po laris submarine tender Proteus would be based at an unnamed Scottish port Soviet Russia already has re acted violently Moscow radio on Oct 18 charged that the BritishAmerican pro vocative a new capitulation of the British government to US aggressive circles THE AVERAGE Briton al ready sits somewhat uncom fortably under the American thermonuclear umbrella The Labor party at its conference at Scarborough early in October overrode its leader Hugh Gait skell to approve a resolution calling for Britains unilateral nuclear disarmament and an end of British bases for nuclear bombers Inasmuch as 1 e f tled British unions are able to vote their numerical strength monolithic ally in the annual party confer ence this resolution represents by no means the solid sentiment of British labor or even of the British left Gaitskell has pledged himself to fight fight and fight against it As for the Conservatives at their subsequent party confer ence the government said it had no intention of abandoning Britains role as the third nu clear power This probably no more represents solid party sen timent however than Labors pacifist resolution Certainly the independent Observer speaks for many shades of the British political spectrum when it recommends the exclusive possession of nuclear bombs by the United States and the Soviet Union as the best hope of averting war until a general disarmament agreement can be reached TO RETURN TO nuclear siib marfnes Queen Elizabeth II launched Britains first on Oct 21 It will not carry missiles but is designed to prey on other submarines Britains first mo bile deterrent is to be the bomberborne American Sky bolt missile to be operational sometime in 1964 The Polaris submarine when submerged is an invulnerable deterrent The B52 bomber of the Strategic Air is able to stand off beyond enemy de fenses and launch its missiles against enemy targets On the ground however the bomber is much more vulnerable to in tercontinental ballistic missile attack than the Polaris sub Two of the underwater weap ons were successfully fired from the nuclear sub George Washington for the first time on July 20 and traveled 1150 miles down the South Atlantic missile firing range from Cape Canav eral Most principal Russian cities are within 1200 miles of some point on the high seas FOUR POLARISES were suc cessfully fired by a second nu clear sub the Patrick Henry on Oct 19 The George Wash ington joins the fleetin a few weeks the Patrick Henry is slated for combat readiness in December Five of the floating missile bases which can circumnavi gate the globe without surfac ing are expected to be in op eration within a year consid erably reducing US depend ence on foreign bases Each will carry II nucleartipped miciilei WINDSOR Ont UPI Wally Ballantyne an ambulance service official was one of the first persons at the scene of the explosioncrumpled department store in downtown Windsor and was hailed by policeas one of the heroes of the rescue opera tion Rescue crews Wednesday dug through the wreckage of the de partment store searching for the bodies of twomore persons be lieved buried by the explosion Tuesday night that sprayed shattered glass debris and the blood of nearly 100 injured into the street There were eight dead ac counted for Wednesday morning THE BLAST apparently was caused by gas leaking from a newlyinstalled heating system Ballantyne covered with blood and feeling 83 instead of 38 years old finally was ordered to rest by doctors who found him exhausted after hours of dig ging through the rubble for the dead and injured This is his story It was the worst thing I ever saw in my life We were called at pm and when I got to the scene glass and litter was all over the street outside the store PEOPLE WERE lying in the street and on the sidewalk moaning and bleeding We took care of as many of the injured outside the store as possible then went inside Ifcould hardly breathe The store was filled with the odor gas People were screaming and moaning Some of them were pinned under huge chunks of plaster We could hear their voices but it took a long time to reach some of them Doctors were in the building giving pain relief shots and priests were giving last sacra ments No one took time to worry about his own danger SOME OF the victims were hanging from rafters There were a lot of toy dolls scattered around the basement and some times wed dig out what we thought was a child and it turned out to be a doll There was three feet of water in the basement and so many injured we didnt know where to start In my business you try to prepare for this kind of thing But you cant When it happens its terrible It shakes you Harvest of corn gets under way DBS MOINES MCorn har vesting is getting under way in most sections of Iowa and 10 per cent of the corn has been picked the Iowa Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin reported Tuesday Corn picking is slightly be hind last year when 15 per cent of the crop had been picked by this date and is considerably behind the 10year average of 40 per cent High moisture con tent of the corn has retarded picking Yields have been good in early harvested fields Soybean harvesting is nearing completion with 80 per cent of the crop combined This is about average for this date and slight ly ahead of last yearv Grain sorghum harvesting is about 40 per cent completed which is about the same as last year Farmers have completed be tween 55 and 60 per cent of their fall plowing which is about nor mal for this date Soil moisture is described as short to adequate in the south east and generally adequate elsewhere in the state Report death of Iowa judge IOWA CITY A veteran member of the Johnson County District Court bench is dead Judge Harold D Evans 72 who had served for 28 years died in hospital Tuesday following surgery AP Photofax PROBE WRECKAGE AFTER BLAST Rescue sion Tuesday night that demolished the whole back workers probe the wreckage of the Metropolitan De wall of the store At least seven persons were killed partment store in Windsor Ont following an exploand 99 received treatment in hospitals Republicans admit report on prestige KOM OUR WIKE SERVICES WASHINGTON The White House Wednesday acknowledged that the US Information Agency pre pared a secret report on prestige overseas The White House announcement backed up the agencys refusal to let Congress see the report News Secretary James Hagerty described the re as an internal low level staff paper similar to many others prepared by the agen cys staff Hagerty said the report was labeled secret under policies approved by the President per taining to internal working Nixon Discusses farm plan ABOARD NIXON TRAIN IN OHIO UPI Vice President Richard M Nixon Wednesday questioned the political courage of Sen John F Kennedy for hav ing fallen so strangely silent on the Democratic election year farm program Could it be that once again his political nerve has failed him The Republican candl date asked as he campaigned by train through industrial and agricultural sections of Ohio in energetic quest of the states 25 electoral votes Nine times in two mimeo graped pages Nixon suggested that Kennedy had lost his nerve or lacked political courage to offer his own estimate of how much food prices would go up if the Democratic program was adopted THE NEWEST attack on Ken nedy was contained in speech excerpts prepared for delivery in Springfield one of at least eight Ohio speaking dates for the GOP standard bearer Wednesday Ohio Republican leaders had hoped for a return to tough talk by the presidential candidate along the whistlestops after he defused a nationwide television blast at Kennedy Tuesday night His challenge of Kennedys political courage took the form of a series of questions be ginning with has Senator Ken nedy abandoned his farm plan Nixon mentioned that in Sioux Falls SD Kennedy unveiled his farm plan which in cluded provisions for parity of income and supply manage ment to cope with agricultural surpluses LATER THE vice president said bis Democratic opponent for the presidency spoke on agriculture in Wisconsin and hardly mentioned his own farm program Nixon repeated his charge that under the Kennedy plan as evaluated by career experts in the agriculture department food costs would rise sharply Could it be that my oppon ent doesnt have the courage to point out that a million jobs would be lost on the farms of America Nixon asked Frenchman gets Nobel award for literature STOCKHOLM Wl SaintJohn Perse a French poet who once ranked high in his countrys dip lomatic corps was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature Wed nesday Now 73 he fled France in 1940 after querreling with pro Fascist elements in France He settled in the United States and became a consultant to the Li brary of Congress in Washing ton where he now lives Like much modern poetry his work is enigmatic and con tains many levels of meaning difficult to plumb Outside of France his best known work is Anabase a long poem trans lated into English by T S Eliot another Nobel laureate N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CARACAS Venezuela President Romulo Be tancourt claimed Tuesday night that after six days of riots his armed forces have crushed revolutionists trying to impose Cuban methods in Venezuela JOHANNESBURG South Africa Mining sources reported today that South African gold is being flown to London to steady the bullion market TOKYO A Japanese court Wednesday began trying the first group of persons charged as a re sult of the violent demonstrations against the U S Japan security treaty HAVANA Angel Gumbau Rodriguez pub lisher of the onceindependent newspaper Avance has sought asylum in the Salvadorean Embassy it was announced Wednesday At the same time it was announced that professional associations have ex pelled 15 doctors and 12 newsmen who have left the country TAIPEI The Kung Lun Pao Formosas only Formbsanowned newspaper has been threatened by the government with suspension and a suit for libel because it criticized the courtmartial conviction and sentence of opposition leader Lei Chen on sedition charges The weather Iowa Generally fair Wednes day night becoming partly cloudy Thursday Warmer northwest Wednesday night and east and south portions Thursday Low Wednesday night 40 to 45 High Thursday generally near 70 North Iowa Mostly fair Wed nesday night Little warmer Wednesday night low in lower 40s Partly cloudy and little warmer Thursday high near 70 Minnesota Increasing cloudi ness and warmer Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy cooler except little change southeast Lows Wednesday night 35 to 42 Highs Thurs day 50s west to lower 60s ex treme east GlobeGazette weather dat up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 55 33 36 42 35 SAME AP Photofax BERLIN WELCOME Eleanor Dulles sister of the late secretary of state John Foster Dulles receives a hug from a West Berliner dressed as a bear symbol of the city on her arrival to attend cele brations marking the 10th anniversary of West Ber lins Freedom Hall Kennedy Ike hides survey EN ROUTE WITH KENNEDY Sen John F Kennedj charged Wednesday the Eisen lower administration is afraic o tell the people the truth anc ias repeatedly slapped the se crecy snap on records for po itical purposes The Democratic presidentia candidate heading for a day campaigning in Michigan broadened the issue he kep pounding on Tuesday in a mara thon assault on largely Republi can Chicago suburbs HIS COMPLAINT then wa that in order to help Vice Pres ident Richard M Nixon mak good his campaign contentio that U S prestige is at an al time high the administratio had hidden away a government financed survey This report he said showei that the people in 10 friendl countries believe the Sovie Union is ahead of this country militarily and will maintain o increase its lead KENNEDY SAID Wednesday in a speech prepared for deliv ery in Mount Clemens Mich that the Defense and State De partments the International Co operation Administration whic administers foreign aid anc many other executive agencie have repeatedly refused the pub lie free access to public infor mation A congressional committei was blocked from finding ou why high bids were acceptei and low bids rejected on som government contracts Ken nedy charged and information sought about the administra tion of economic and technica aid in India Laos Pakistan and Bolivia was refused This administration does no trust the people Kennedj said Send Cuban charge to committee UNITED NATIONS NY UP papers of branch the executive HAGERTY DID not say any Fidel Castros charge that hing about the content of the he United States is preparing an invasion of Cuba appeared destined Wednesday for debate after long delay in the UN Po itical Committee instead of im mediate discussion in the Gen eral Assembly Demanding urgent considera tion for the invasion charge uban Foreign Minister Raul Roa also accused the United States Tuesday of planning a manufactured provocation at the US naval base at Guanta namo Cuba to influence the US presidential election Despite Soviet backing for Roa the a s s em b 1 y steering committee voted 123 with 5 ab stentions to send the complaint to the 99nation political com mittee where the United States said it rightfully belonged The political committee al ready is bogged down with a heavy work schedule and the Cuban charges appeared fated to wind up near the bottom of its agenda report The question of US prestige1 overseas has become a major ssue of the presidential cam paign Senator John Kennedy said Tuesday in Illinois that the Charge two youths for breakins CHARLES CITY Cooperat ing with the Charles City police department the Floyd County MELVIN FOULKS Confesses killing in Dubuque DUBUQUE were checking Wednesday on the strange story of Melvin Foulks J19 that he got mad at his mother for kicking him out oj their rooming house and stabbed to death an elderly widow living in the place The slaying victim Mrs Edith Welsh 78 a pensioner had been stabbed about 25 and the Mitchell County jn her room at the home offices have helped unravel by Mrs Anna Foulks breakins 10 in Charles City two in Floyd and four at Orchard Seven Charles City breakins are still unsolved Informations have been filed against Robert Tobin 18 and Larry Leach 17 both of Charles City charging them with break ing and entering in the night time Tobin and Leach have signed statements according to Police Chief Kermit Binger admitting to the 16 above breakins Alto gether about was reported taken in the breakins Tobin is currently serving a 30 days sentence in Mitchell County on a charge of disturbing the peace at Orchard The two disclaimed seven other breakins at Charles City LIQUOR CONFAB DBS MOINES first statewide conference1 on alcoholism will be held in the House chamber of the State house Thursday HER BODY WAS found at 11 am Tuesday but she appar ently had been dead for more than 12 hours Police Chief Percy Lucas said Foulks admitted the kill ing but gave no motive because he liked Mrs Welsh and called her Ma Lucas said the brownhaired slightly built youth probably would be given a psychiatric examination and would be charged Wednesday THE CHIEF SAID Foulks told him his mother had or dered him out of the house sev eral days ago that this mack him mad and when he was back at the house Monday night he was angered because his mother had gone out with a friend The youth said he found Mrs Welsh sitting on the bed in her room about 7 pm that night and stabbed her in the chest with his hunting knife USIA report contention that confirms his US prestige overseas has fallen Hagerty regarding the Presidents position on the pres ige issue referred newsmen to many of his public state ments Hagerty said this is the President speaking from his knowledge of all of the facts and not just from a working paper prepared by staff mem Ders of one agency HOUSE investigators have charged that the report is being hidden until after the elec tion The investigators plan to question more Information Agency employes on the sub ject Rep John E Moss DCalift chairman of the House Govern ment operations subcommittee said Tuesday night a claim of executive privilege1 had blocked his staffs effort to learn whether such a poll is being suppressed by the US In formation Agency Moss quoted Thomas Roder ick USIA general counsel as saying USIA Director George V Allen is checking with the White House for a decision on whether such reports should be withheld Report new revolt in S America SAN SALVADOR El Salva dor president of El Salvador is reported to have been arrested in an uprising carried out by the armed forces But reports of the ar rest of President Jose Maria Lemus are unconfirmed El Salvador has been under a state of siege imposed by the Lemus government for the past two months The emergency measure was taken after a series of street disorders stemming from stu dent protest against govern ment policies The unconfirmed reports cir culating here Wednesday said the army coup came in the early hours of the morning and that Lemus had been captured and was being held under house arrest The only official comment on the apparently fastmoving de velopment was an army offi cers statement that every thing is happening now at El Zapote The reference was to the fort on a hill overlooking the presidential house On the Inside Editorials 4 Society News 121314 Clear Lake News 14 Sports 1920 North Iowa News24 Comics28 Latest Markets30 Mason City News 3031 JAP POLL TOKYO UPI A public opinion poll condvtcted by the Japanese Kyodo News Agency Wednesday predicted an elec tion victory next month for the Liberal Democratic Party of Premier Hayato Ikeda
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